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Now available from Da Capo
Weintraub, Stanley. Pearl Harbor Christmas: A World at War, December 1941. New York: Da Capo Press, 2011
Gustavsson, Hakan and Ludovico Slongo. Desert Prelude: Operation Compass. Petersfield, Hamps: MMP Books, 2011
News from Canada
We're informed that Mark Zuehlke's next book, Breakout from Juno: First Canadian Army and the Normandy Campaign, July 4-August 21, 1944, will be published by Douglas & McIntyre in March 2012.
Now available from Palgrave
Purdue, A. W. The Second World War. New York: Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company, 2011
Forthcoming from TAMU
Rich, Donald J. and Kevin Brooks. Glider Infantryman: Behind Enemy Lines in World War II. Forthcoming from Texas A&M University Press in November 2011
Now available from Berghahn
Dreyfus, Jean-Marc and Sarah Gensburger. Nazi Labour Camps in Paris: Austerlitz, Levitan, Bassano, July 1943-August 1944. New York: Berghahn Books, 2011
Gazeta Wyborczaa Polish pilot who fought in the Battle of Britaindied in Canada on 19 October at the age of 97. According to some sources, he was the last surviving Polish pilot from that air campaign.
Forthcoming from Palgrave
Smith, T. O. Churchill, America and Vietnam, 1941-45. Forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company in November 2011
Forthcoming from Lyons
Levine, Joshua. Operation Fortitude: The Story of the Spies and the Spy Operation That Saved D-Day. Forthcoming from Lyons Press in November 2011
Now available from Mechanicsburg
Here are some of the latest releases from Stackpole Books:
Forthcoming from Enigma
Levendel, Isaac. Hunting Down the Jews: Vichy, the Nazis and Mafia Collaborators in Provence, 1942-1944. Forthcoming from Enigma Books in November 2011
Now available from History Facts
Oberleitner, Gerhard. You Up There, We Down Here: Schoolboys Deployed as Anti-Aircraft Gun Assistants. Andelfingen: History Facts, 2011
Forthcoming from Praeger
Joseph, Frank. The Axis Air Forces: Flying in Support of the German Luftwaffe. Forthcoming from Praeger in November 2011
Printed "Catalogue Code QG for Autumn 2011" has arrived here by hand of postal carrier from The Military History Bookshop of Folkestone with 70 densely packed pages of new and used military books for sale.
Urwin, Gregory J. W. Facing Fearful Odds: The Siege of Wake Island. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1997
Now available from UPK
Taaffe, Stephen R. Marshall and His Generals: U.S. Army Commanders in World War II. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2011
We've updated our Recommended Reading page to reflect some of the latest titles we judge worthy of extra attention from serious students of World War II.
News from Oz
Avonmore Books reports it has released Darwin's Submarine: I-124 by Tom Lewis, a revised and expanded edition of his Sensuikan I-124, originally published in 1997.
Now available from UBC Press
Wilford, Timothy. Canada's Road to the Pacific War: Intelligence, Strategy, and the Far East Crisis. Vancouver, BC: University of British Columbia Press, 2011
Forthcoming from ABC-CLIO
Tucker, Spencer. World War II at Sea: An Encyclopedia. Forthcoming from ABC-CLIO in November 2011. Two volumes.
News from Osprey
As usual, Osprey reports multiple new releasesincluding Always Faithful: US Marines in World War II Combat by Eric Hammeland multiple new additions to the publication schedule. Check our Osprey page for details.
Now available from Helion
Kobylyanskiy, Isaak and Stuart Britton. Russian World War II Dictionary: A Russian-English Glossary of Special Terms, Expressions, and Soldiers' Slang. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2011
Mansoor, Peter R. The GI Offensive in Europe: The Triumph of American Infantry Divisions, 1941-1945. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1999
Now available from OUP
Cohen, Gerard Daniel. In War's Wake: Europe's Displaced Persons in the Postwar Order. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011
Now available from Halsgrove
Simpson, Geoff. A Dictionary of Bomber Command, 1939-1945. Wellington, Somerset: Halsgrove Publishing, 2011
Forthcoming from PublicAffairs
Lochery, Neill. Lisbon: War in the Shadows of the City of Light, 1939-45. Forthcoming from PublicAffairs in November 2011
Now available from NIP
Ford, Douglas. The Elusive Enemy: U.S. Naval Intelligence and the Imperial Japanese Fleet. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2011
Gordon, John. Fighting for MacArthur: The Navy and Marine Corps' Desperate Defense of the Philippines. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2011
Now available from OUP
Rankin, Nicholas. Ian Fleming's Commandos: The Story of the Legendary 30 Assault Unit. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011
News from Australia
Jason Mark confirms that his new book, Besieged: The Epic Battle for Cholm, has now been published by Leaping Horseman.
Now available from Kentucky
Fritz, Stephen G. Ostkrieg: Hitler's War of Extermination in the East. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2011
We've updated our Recommended Reading page, where we like to offer our suggestions for the most important new books that come our way.
William Duncana WWII veteran who fought in the Battle of the Bulge and later served aboard the SS Jeremiah O'Brien on its anniversary voyage to France in 1994has died in New Jersey at the age of 87.
Forthcoming from HUP
Shepherd, Ben. Terror in the Balkans: German Armies and Partisan Warfare. Forthcoming from Harvard University Press in April 2012
News from Eric Hammel
Author Eric Hammel reports that his "latest (and probably last) new book," Always Faithful: US Marines in World War II Combat, should be available from Osprey later this month.
News from McFarland
The helpful folks at McFarland & Company reminded us they're in the middle of releasing a series of reprints of books by and about American servicemen in the Pacific War. Check our McFarland page for full details.
Now available from Harper
Hastings, Max. All Hell Let Loose: The World at War 1939-1945. London: HarperPress, 2011
Sandler, Gilbert. Home Front Baltimore: An Album of Stories from World War II. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011
Browning jr, Robert M. United States Merchant Marine Casualties of World War II. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2011.
Moran, Jim. Wake Island 1941. Botley, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2011
Yeide, Harry. Fighting Patton: George S. Patton Jr. through the Eyes of His Enemies. Minneapolis, MN: Zenith Press, 2011
Forthcoming from Skyhorse
Ingrao, Christian. The SS Dirlewanger Brigade: The History of the Black Hunters. Forthcoming from Skyhorse Publishing in November 2011
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