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Now available from S & S
Greenwood, Trevor. D-Day to Victory: The Diaries of a British Tank Commander. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2012
Forthcoming from Zero
Heartfield, James. Unpatriotic History of the Second World War. Forthcoming from Zero Books in September 2012
News from Schiffer
It appears the gang at Schiffer Publishing is cranking up the old printing press to full speed. Here are some of their titles due next month.
Now available from Alabama
Johnston, Carolyn Ross. My Father's War: Fighting with the Buffalo Soldiers in World War II. Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press, 2012
Now available from Osprey
Green, Michael and Gladys Green. Panther: Germany's Quest for Combat Dominance. Botley, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2012
Now available from Potomac
Morris, Rob and Ian Hawkins. The Wild Blue Yonder and Beyond: The 95th Bomb Group in War and Peace. Washington, DC: Potomac Books Inc, 2012
Forthcoming from Zenith
Dorr, Robert F. Mission to Tokyo: The American Airmen Who Took the War to the Heart of Japan. Forthcoming from Zenith Press in September 2012
Now available from Macmillan
Mulley, Clare. The Spy Who Loved: The Secrets and Lives of Christine Granville. London: Macmilllan, 2012
Forthcoming from Stackpole
Olive, Michael, Robert Edwards, and Chris Evans. Rommel's Desert Warriors: 1941-1942. Forthcoming from Stackpole Books in September 2012
Now available from PM
Markwick, Roger D. and Euridice Charon Cardona. Soviet Women on the Frontline in the Second World War. London: Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company, 2012
Forthcoming from Fonthill
Among titles on Fonthill Media's schedule for next month, these caught our attention:
Now available from Spellmount
Nevenkin, Kamen. Take Budapest: The Struggle for Hungary, Autumn 1944. Stroud, UK: Spellmount / The History Press, 2012
Forthcoming from Ebury
Rees, Laurence. The Charisma of Adolf Hitler. Forthcoming from Ebury Press / Random House, in September 2012
Now available from Ashgate
Jeffreys, Alan and Patrick Rose. The Indian Army, 1939-47. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2012
Have a look at our Recommended Reading page, newly updated, to see some of the titles arriving here we deem most worthy of extra attention.
Forthcoming from Aurum
Ashdown, Paddy. A Brilliant Little Operation: The Cockleshell Heroes and the Greatest Raid of WW2. Forthcoming from Aurum Press in September 2012
McKay, Sinclair. The Secret Listeners: How the Y Service Intercepted the Secret German Codes for Bletchley Park. Forthcoming from Aurum Press in October 2012
Kriebel, Colonel Rainer and the U.S. Army Intelligence Service. Edited by Bruce Gudmundsson. Inside the Afrika Korps: The Crusader Battles, 1941-1942. Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, PA 1999
Now available from Helion
Barratt, Stephen. Zhitomir-Berdichev: German Operations West of Kiev, 24 December 1943-31 January 1944, volume 1. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2012
Now available from Fedorowicz
Gunther, Helmut. Eyes of the Division. Winnipeg: J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc, 2012
News from UPK
Our friends in Kansas have reminded us about three new titles on their schedule for early next year:
Forthcoming from History Press
Hyams, Jacky. The Female Few: Spitfire Heroines of the Air Transport Auxiliary. Forthcoming from The History Press in September 2012
Christopher, John. The Race for Hitler's X-Planes: Britain's 1945 Mission To Capture Secret Luftwaffe Technology. Forthcoming from The History Press in October 2012
Now available from Berkley
Dorsett, Lyle W. Serving God and Country: United States Military Chaplains in World War II. New York: Berkley, 2012
News from Osprey
Looks like an especially heavy schedule of WWII-related titles on the way during the next three months or so. Check our Osprey page for details about books from the usual suspects, including Zaloga, Rottman, Forczyk, Ford, Stille, etc.
Jaffee, Walter W. The Troopships and Passenger Liners from A (Admiral C.F. Hughes) to Z (United States). El Cerrito, CA: The Glencannon Press, 2012
Now available from HMH
Talty, Stephan. Agent Garbo: The Brilliant, Eccentric Secret Agent Who Tricked Hitler and Saved D-Day. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012
Forthcoming from Regnery
Koster, John. Operation Snow: How a Soviet Mole in FDR's White House Triggered Pearl Harbor. Forthcoming from Regnery Publishing, Inc in September 2012
News from Peter Green
Author Peter Green tells us he's currently working on a new book:
"An attempt to understand how the Germans managed their Arnhem POWs so that the individual experiences of 1st Airborne Div prisoners from the moment of capture through to liberation can be placed in a wider context and hopefully better understood."
Now available from Bloomsbury
Black, Jeremy. Avoiding Armageddon: From the Great War to the Fall of France, 1918-40. London: Bloomsbury, 2012
Now available from CUP
Risser, Nicole Dombrowski. France under Fire: German Invasion, Civilian Flight and Family Survival during World War II. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2012
News from Casemate
The fine folks in Pennsylvania have scheduled a load of fresh titles for release later this year, including books by Niklas Zetterling, Nathan Prefer, Stuart Nimmo, Jon Mikolashek, and others. Check our Casemate page for details about all their upcoming items.
Major Ignacy Skowron of the Polish Armyreportedly the last remaining survivor of the siege of Westerplatte, "the opening battle of World War II"died in Poland on 5 August at the age of 97.
Now available from Classic
Creek, Eddie J. Junkers Ju87: From Dive-Bomber to Tank Buster 1935-45. Hinckley, UK: Classic Publications, 2012
Forthcoming from Heimdal
Lochmann, Franz-Wilhelm. Tiger-Abteilung 503. Forthcoming from Editions Heimdal in September 2012
Lakshmi Sahgel (sometimes spelled Sehgal or Sahgal)medical doctor, colonel in the Indian National Army, the only female member of Subhas Chandra Bose's provisional government of Free India, and one of the protagonists of The Forgotten Army by Peter Ward Faydied in India on 23 July at the age of 97.
Now available from Pen and Sword
Turner, Jason. Stalingrad Day by Day. Barnsley, UK: Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2012
Forthcoming from Potomac
Domagalski, John J. Sunk in Kula Gulf: The Final Voyage of the U.S.S. Helena and the Incredible Story of Her Survivors. Forthcoming from Potomac Books Inc in September 2012
Military History Bookshop
From across the wide Atlantic comes "Catalogue of Military Books Code QJ" for summer 2012 with more than sixty pages of new and used books available from The Military History Bookshop.
Cressman, Robert J. The Official Chronology of the U.S. Navy in World War II. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2000
John Keeganauthor of many military books, including several on WWIIdied on 2 August in England at the age of 78.
Now available from Crown
Macintyre, Ben. Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies. New York: Crown, 2012
Originally scheduled for publication in 2010, and most recently delayed until this month, Savas Beatie now plans to release German Ground Forces of World War II: Complete Orders of Battle for Army Groups, Armies, Army Corps, and Other Commands of the Wehrmacht and Waffen SS in October.
News from Christopher Shores
This just in from author Chris Shores:
"I am pleased to be able to tell you that Mediterranean Air War, volume 1 was published at the Duxford Airshow on 30 June, and seemed to be well-received. We have just had our first review in Britain at War Magazine.
"In light of this, Giovanni Massimello, Russell Guest and I are already well on with volumes 2 and 3, with a view to trying to get Vol 2 out in time for next year's Duxford. As more nations come into the coverage, we are being joined more by other members of 'the team' such as Winfried Bock and Frank Olynyk. At present our enthusiasms are running high! Hope we can keep it up."
News from Canada
Canadian publication of Mark Zuehlke's Tragedy at Dieppe: Operation Jubilee has been delayed until October, with release in the US scheduled for later in the year.
We've added another self-publisher, Peter Green, and his book, A Fragment of Life: A Biography of a Member of 1st Airborne Division, 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.
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