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31 March 2012

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.

30 March 2012

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
30 March 2012

Of all the upcoming titles from Pen and Sword, these two especially caught our attention:

Now available from MQU
29 March 2012

Waterston, Elizabeth Hillman. Blitzkrieg and Jitterbugs: College Life in Wartime, 1939-1942. Kingston, Canada: McGill-Queens University, 2012

News from Helion
28 March 2012

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.

In memoriam
28 March 2012

Walt Urmann—a 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 1942—died in California on 25 March at the age of 88.

Forthcoming from HPC
27 March 2012

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
26 March 2012

Weidinger, Otto. Das Reich: 2 SS Panzer Division Das Reich, volume 5: 1943-1945. Winnipeg: J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc, 2012

Book review
25 March 2012

Kiesling, Eugenia C. Arming Against Hitler: France and the Limits of Military Planning. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1996

Read our review

Now available from Helion
24 March 2012

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
23 March 2012

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

In memoriam
23 March 2012

Gene Oliver—a US Navy veteran who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor aboard USS Dale—died in California on 6 March at the age of 90.

Now available from Merriam
22 March 2012

Gilbert, Robert. The View from the Bottom Up: Growing Up Fast in World War II. Bennington, VT: Merriam Press, 2012

Forthcoming from Schiffer
21 March 2012

Michaelis, Rolf. Belgians in the Waffen-SS. Forthcoming from Schiffer Publishing Ltd in April 2012

Now available from History Press
20 March 2012

Rawson, Andrew. Eyes Only: The Secret Correspondence between Eisenhower and Marshall 1943-45. Stroud, UK: The History Press, 2012

Forthcoming from Penguin Global
19 March 2012

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
17 March 2012

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
16 March 2012

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.

In memoriam
16 March 2012

Lt George Kerchner—a US Ranger who participated in the assault on Pointe du Hoc during the Normandy landings—died on 17 February in Virginia at the age of 93.

Now available from Continuum
15 March 2012

Ford, Douglas. Pacific War: Clash of Empires in World War II. New York: Continuum, 2012

15 March 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
14 March 2012

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
13 March 2012

Sloan, Bill. Undefeated: America's Heroic Fight for Bataan and Corregidor. Forthcoming from Simon & Schuster in April 2012

In memoriam
13 March 2012

USAAF fighter ace James B. Morehead—winner of the Silver Star and two Distinguished Service Crosses and subsequently author of In My Sights: The Memoir of a P-40 Ace—died on 11 March in California at the age of 95.

News from Stackpole
12 March 2012

Among their upcoming titles, these Eastern Front books from Stackpole caught our eye:

Book review
11 March 2012

Haasler, Timm et al. Duel in the Mist 2: The Leibstandarte during the Ardennes Offensive. Monroe, NY: Panzerwrecks, 2012

Read our review

Now available from OUP
10 March 2012

Fraser, Gordon. The Quantum Exodus: Jewish Fugitives, the Atomic Bomb, and the Holocaust. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012

Forthcoming from Continuum
9 March 2012

Knapp, Andrew. Forgotten Blitzes: France and Italy Under Allied Bombs, 1940-1945. Forthcoming from Continuum in April 2012

Now available from Missouri
8 March 2012

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
7 March 2012

McManus, John C. September Hope: The American Side of a Bridge Too Far. Forthcoming from NAL / Penguin Press in June 2012

T. Cadman
7 March 2012

When we started Stone & Stone Second World War Books in 1995, dozens of secondhand booksellers specializing in WWII—or at least military history—constantly 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
6 March 2012

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

Nachtjagd War Diaries Vol 2: Softcover reprint now available

Cobber Kain: Softcover reprint now available

Heinkel 219 Research Document: Due in March

Lancaster Squadrons In Focus: Revised and expanded edition due in May

Stirling Squadrons in Focus: Due in June

Luftwaffe Crash Archive: Six-volume photo history of every enemy aircraft brought down over the UK, with first volume due in May

The Dambusters Archive: Two-volume set due in December

Now available from Hellgate
5 March 2012

Gruenfeld, Jay with Todd DePastino. Commissioned in Battle: A Combat Infantryman in the Pacific, WWII. Central Point, OR: Hellgate Press, 2012

Book review
4 March 2012

White, John F. U Boat Tankers, 1941-45: Submarine Suppliers to Atlantic Wolf Packs. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1998

Read our review

Now available from Simon & Schuster
3 March 2012

Tillman, Barrett. Enterprise: America's Fightingest Ship and the Men Who Helped Win World War II. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2012

In memoriam
3 March 2012

M.R.D. Foot—WWII veteran and author—died on 18 February at the age of 92.

Now available from UNC
2 March 2012

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
1 March 2012

Smith, Jean Edward. Eisenhower in War and Peace. New York: Random House, 2012


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