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We've added another self-publisher, Joseph S. Covais, and his book, Battery: C. Lenton Sartain and the Airborne GIs of the 319th Glider Field Artillery, to our Directory of Self-Publishers.
If you've self-published a military-related title about World War II, especially if you're a veteran writing about your wartime experiences, please send us information so we can add you to the Directory.
Our Recommended Reading page is where we like to highlight new books that deserve special attention from readers, and it has been freshly updated today.
Forthcoming from P & S
Of all the upcoming titles from Pen and Sword, these two especially caught our attention:
Now available from MQU
Waterston, Elizabeth Hillman. Blitzkrieg and Jitterbugs: College Life in Wartime, 1939-1942. Kingston, Canada: McGill-Queens University, 2012
News from Helion
In addition to last week's release of the latest tome from Col. David Glantz, Helion has announced an impressive schedule for the second half of this year, including at least three intriguing titles by Russian authors. Check our Helion page for complete details about all their books.
Walt Urmanna US Navy veteran who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor aboard USS Blue, as well as the subsequent loss of the destroyer off Guadalcanal in August 1942died in California on 25 March at the age of 88.
Forthcoming from HPC
Wood, Benjamin. Defying Evil: How the Italian Army Saved Croatian Jews during the Holocaust. Forthcoming from History Publishing Company in April 2012
Now available from Canada
Weidinger, Otto. Das Reich: 2 SS Panzer Division Das Reich, volume 5: 1943-1945. Winnipeg: J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc, 2012
Kiesling, Eugenia C. Arming Against Hitler: France and the Limits of Military Planning. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1996
Now available from Helion
Glantz, David M. Barbarossa Derailed: The Battle for Smolensk, 10 July - 10 September 1941, volume 2: The German Offensives on the Flanks and the Third Soviet Counteroffensive, 25 August - 10 September 1941. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2012
Now available from Seth P. Washburne
Washburne, Seth P. The Thirsty 13th: The U.S. Army Air Force's 13th Troop Carrier Squadron, 1940-1945. Haltom City, TX: Seth P. Washburne, 2011
Gene Olivera US Navy veteran who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor aboard USS Daledied in California on 6 March at the age of 90.
Now available from Merriam
Gilbert, Robert. The View from the Bottom Up: Growing Up Fast in World War II. Bennington, VT: Merriam Press, 2012
Forthcoming from Schiffer
Michaelis, Rolf. Belgians in the Waffen-SS. Forthcoming from Schiffer Publishing Ltd in April 2012
Now available from History Press
Rawson, Andrew. Eyes Only: The Secret Correspondence between Eisenhower and Marshall 1943-45. Stroud, UK: The History Press, 2012
Forthcoming from Penguin Global
Sarty, Roger. War in the St. Lawrence: The Forgotten U-Boat Battles on Canada's Shores. Forthcoming from Penguin Global in April 2012
Now available from Aberjona
Reardon, Mark (editor). Defending Fortress Europe: The War Diary of the German 7th Army in Normandy, 6 June to 26 July 1944. Bedford, PA: Aberjona Press, 2012
News from Osprey
The folks in Botley have a long list of WWII titles due during the next few months, including new work by Gordon Rottman, Steve Zaloga, Mark Stille, Robert Forczyk, and others. Check our Osprey page for details.
Lt George Kerchnera US Ranger who participated in the assault on Pointe du Hoc during the Normandy landingsdied on 17 February in Virginia at the age of 93.
Now available from Continuum
Ford, Douglas. Pacific War: Clash of Empires in World War II. New York: Continuum, 2012
We've updated our Recommended Reading page, which is where we like to highlight books we think are especially worthy of being read, studied, and enjoyed.
Forthcoming from Delaware
Fletcher, Willard Allen and Jean Tucker Fletcher (editors). Defiant Diplomat: George Platt Waller: American Consul in Nazi-Occupied Luxembourg, 1939-1941. Forthcoming from University of Delaware Press in April 2012
Forthcoming from Simon & Schuster
Sloan, Bill. Undefeated: America's Heroic Fight for Bataan and Corregidor. Forthcoming from Simon & Schuster in April 2012
USAAF fighter ace James B. Moreheadwinner of the Silver Star and two Distinguished Service Crosses and subsequently author of In My Sights: The Memoir of a P-40 Acedied on 11 March in California at the age of 95.
News from Stackpole
Among their upcoming titles, these Eastern Front books from Stackpole caught our eye:
Haasler, Timm et al. Duel in the Mist 2: The Leibstandarte during the Ardennes Offensive. Monroe, NY: Panzerwrecks, 2012
Now available from OUP
Fraser, Gordon. The Quantum Exodus: Jewish Fugitives, the Atomic Bomb, and the Holocaust. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012
Forthcoming from Continuum
Knapp, Andrew. Forgotten Blitzes: France and Italy Under Allied Bombs, 1940-1945. Forthcoming from Continuum in April 2012
Now available from Missouri
Krehbiel, Nicholas A. General Lewis B. Hershey and Conscientious Objection during World War II. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2012
Forthcoming from New American Library
McManus, John C. September Hope: The American Side of a Bridge Too Far. Forthcoming from NAL / Penguin Press in June 2012
When we started Stone & Stone Second World War Books in 1995, dozens of secondhand booksellers specializing in WWIIor at least military historyconstantly mailed a steady stream of printed catalogs. Nowadays T. Cadman WW2 Books of California is one of the few remaining specialists who sends out catalogs, and #121 has arrived here with some excellent secondhand titles for sale.
News from Red Kite
Some of the data remains incomplete, but the folks at Red Kite (along with their retail arm, Wing Leader), provided us with this information about their new and forthcoming titles:
Nachtjagd War Diaries Vol 1: Softcover reprint now available
Now available from Hellgate
Gruenfeld, Jay with Todd DePastino. Commissioned in Battle: A Combat Infantryman in the Pacific, WWII. Central Point, OR: Hellgate Press, 2012
White, John F. U Boat Tankers, 1941-45: Submarine Suppliers to Atlantic Wolf Packs. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1998
Now available from Simon & Schuster
Tillman, Barrett. Enterprise: America's Fightingest Ship and the Men Who Helped Win World War II. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2012
M.R.D. FootWWII veteran and authordied on 18 February at the age of 92.
Now available from UNC
Montague, Patrick. Chelmno and the Holocaust: A History of Hitler's First Death Camp. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2012
Now available from Random House
Smith, Jean Edward. Eisenhower in War and Peace. New York: Random House, 2012
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