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Now available from Missouri
Ossian, Lisa L. The Forgotten Generation: American Children and World War II. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2011
We've updated our Recommended Reading page to reflect our latest choices about books we think deserve extra attention from serious readers.
Now available from Stackpole
Goldberg, Harold J. Europe in Flames: Understanding World War II. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2011
Forthcoming from Little Brown
Clayton, Tim. Sea Wolves: The Extraordinary Story of Britain's WW2 Submarines. Forthcoming from Little Brown and Company in July 2011
Now available from Berghahn
Rein, Leonid. The Kings and the Pawns: Collaboration in Byelorussia during World War II. New York: Berghahn Books, 2011
Now available from Lyons
Stevens, Peter F. The Twilight Riders: The Last Charge of the 26th Cavalry. Guilford, CT: Lyons Press, 2011
Forthcoming from Palgrave
Now available from HarperCollins
Burleigh, Michael. Moral Combat: Good and Evil in World War II. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc, 2011
Forthcoming from Routledge
Trefalt, Beatrice. Post-War Repatriation to Defeated Japan. Forthcoming from Routledge in May 2011
Now available from Tauris
USMC fighter pilot James Van Rywho flew F4U Corsairs in the Solomons, the Philippines, and over Japan in 1944 and 1945 with VMF-223, accumulating a total of 82 combat missionsdied on 16 April 2011 in California at the age of 88.
Forthcoming from Michigan
Allen, Susan Heuck. Classical Spies: American Archaeologists with the OSS in World War II Greece. Forthcoming from University of Michigan Press in May 2011
Now available from Oklahoma
Matheny, Michael R. Carrying the War to the Enemy: American Operational Art to 1945. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2011
Forthcoming from California
Tubach, Frederic and Sally Patterson Tubach. German Voices: Memories of Life during Hitler's Third Reich. Forthcoming from University of California Press in May 2011
Now available from Basic
Offley, Ed. Turning the Tide: How a Small Band of Allied Sailors Defeated the U-boats and Won the Battle of the Atlantic. New York: Basic Books, 2011
Forthcoming from Zenith
News from Chris Shores
"I was with Grub Street yesterday, completing the proofreading, insertion of illustrations, etc, in regard to the Japanese Naval Fighter book. John Davies plans to launch it at the Duxford Air Show on 22 May.
"...[I]n regard to the first volume of my Mediterranean Air War series...I am very nearly finished, but am not prepared to rush under pressure and risk spoiling it. So I think that early next year is more realistic. However, it is coming along really well, and I am hoping it will prove to be the best thing I have done yet. While we are numbering the volumes chronologically, I have mentioned before that I will not necessarily WRITE them in that order. Writing something new is definitely more exciting for the author than rewriting, however extensive the latter, and to keep my own enthusiasm bubbling, I may do Vol 3 or 4 after Vol 1, and then return to 2 and 3 later."
Now available from Texas
Hatfield, Thomas M. Rudder: From Leader to Legend. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2011
Now available from Kansas
Reese, Roger R. Why Stalin's Soldiers Fought: The Red Army's Military Effectiveness in World War II. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2011
Jones, Michael K. Stalingrad: How the Red Army Survived the German Onslaught. Havertown, PA: Casemate, 2007
Forthcoming from Kentucky
Rickard, John Nelson and Roger Cirillo. Advance and Destroy: Patton as Commander in the Bulge. Forthcoming from University Press of Kentucky in September 2011
Now available from NAL
Jordan, Jonathan W. Brothers, Rivals, Victors: Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley and the Partnership that Drove the Allied Conquest in Europe. New York: NAL, 2011
News from Bruce Gamble
Author Bruce Gamble sent us an update on a couple of projects:
"I recently entered a contract with Zenith Press to produce Marine Fighting Squadron 214, a heavily illustrated history of the Swashbucklers and Black Sheep in World War II. The large format, hardcover book will have an estimated 220 pages with dozens of photographs, fine art by four award-winning aviation artists, plus full color profiles of the squadron's aircraft and Japanese adversaries. Publication is planned for Fall 2012.
"Meanwhile, I'm making progress on Ring of Fire and expect to complete the manuscript during the second half of 2012."
Now available from Canada
Hoffmann, Peter. Behind Valkyrie: German Resistance to Hitler: Documents. Kingston, Canada: McGill-Queens University, 2011
News from Helion & Company
Helion tells us Wings over Grodno: Combat Operations of the Soviet 127th Fighter Regiment, 22-23 June 1941 has been removed from the publication schedule (to return next year in "an expanded edition with much more additional material") and Niall Cherry's Tunisian Tales: The 1st Parachute Brigade in North Africa 1942-43 is now available.
We've updated our Recommend Reading page, the place where we display our editorial picks for the most important new (and sometimes not-so-new) books that stand out from the tide of publications constantly arriving here.
Forthcoming from Hurst
Hayes, Romain. Subhas Chandra Bose in Nazi Germany: Politics, Intelligence and Propaganda, 1941-1943. Forthcoming from Hurst in June 2011
Now available from McFarland
Alford, Kenneth. Allied Looting in World War II: Thefts of Art, Manuscripts, Stamps and Jewelry in Europe. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2011
Now available from NIP
Lacey, Jim. Keep from All Thoughtful Men: How U.S. Economists Won World War II. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2011
Forthcoming from Seaforth
Hobbs, David. The British Pacific Fleet: The Royal Navy's Most Powerful Strike Force. Forthcoming from Seaforth / Pen and Sword Books Ltd in June 2011
Now available from Fordham
Cornelius, Deborah S. Hungary in World War II: Caught in the Cauldron. New York: Fordham University Press, 2011
Forthcoming from Shepheard-Walwyn
Batty, Petershep. Hoodwinking Churchill: Tito's Great Confidence Trick. Forthcoming from Shepheard-Walwyn in May 2011
Now available from Bodley
Stafford, David. Mission Accomplished: SOE and Italy 1943-1945. London: Bodley Head, 2011
Lunde, Henrik O. Finland's War of Choice: The Troubled German-Finnish Coalition in World War II. Havertown, PA: Casemate, 2011
Now available from Allen Lane
Edgerton, David. Britain's War Machine: Weapons, Resources and Experts in the Second World War. London: Allen Lane, 2011
Forthcoming from ATB
Plowman, Jeffrey and Perry Rowe. The Battles for Monte Cassino Then and Now. Forthcoming from After the Battle in May 2011
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