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Now available from S & S
31 August 2012

Greenwood, Trevor. D-Day to Victory: The Diaries of a British Tank Commander. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2012

Forthcoming from Zero
31 August 2012

Heartfield, James. Unpatriotic History of the Second World War. Forthcoming from Zero Books in September 2012

News from Schiffer
30 August 2012

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
29 August 2012

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
29 August 2012

Green, Michael and Gladys Green. Panther: Germany's Quest for Combat Dominance. Botley, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2012

Now available from Potomac
28 August 2012

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
28 August 2012

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
27 August 2012

Mulley, Clare. The Spy Who Loved: The Secrets and Lives of Christine Granville. London: Macmilllan, 2012

Forthcoming from Stackpole
27 August 2012

Olive, Michael, Robert Edwards, and Chris Evans. Rommel's Desert Warriors: 1941-1942. Forthcoming from Stackpole Books in September 2012

Now available from PM
25 August 2012

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
24 August 2012

Among titles on Fonthill Media's schedule for next month, these caught our attention:

Now available from Spellmount
23 August 2012

Nevenkin, Kamen. Take Budapest: The Struggle for Hungary, Autumn 1944. Stroud, UK: Spellmount / The History Press, 2012

Forthcoming from Ebury
22 August 2012

Rees, Laurence. The Charisma of Adolf Hitler. Forthcoming from Ebury Press / Random House, in September 2012

Now available from Ashgate
21 August 2012

Jeffreys, Alan and Patrick Rose. The Indian Army, 1939-47. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2012

20 August 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
20 August 2012

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

Book review
19 August 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

Read our review

Now available from Helion
18 August 2012

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
17 August 2012

Gunther, Helmut. Eyes of the Division. Winnipeg: J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc, 2012

News from UPK
16 August 2012

Our friends in Kansas have reminded us about three new titles on their schedule for early next year:

Forthcoming from History Press
15 August 2012

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
14 August 2012

Dorsett, Lyle W. Serving God and Country: United States Military Chaplains in World War II. New York: Berkley, 2012

News from Osprey
13 August 2012

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.

Book review
12 August 2012

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

Read our review

Now available from HMH
11 August 2012

Talty, Stephan. Agent Garbo: The Brilliant, Eccentric Secret Agent Who Tricked Hitler and Saved D-Day. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012

Forthcoming from Regnery
10 August 2012

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
10 August 2012

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
9 August 2012

Black, Jeremy. Avoiding Armageddon: From the Great War to the Fall of France, 1918-40. London: Bloomsbury, 2012

Now available from CUP
9 August 2012

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
8 August 2012

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.

In memoriam
8 August 2012

Major Ignacy Skowron of the Polish Army—reportedly 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
7 August 2012

Creek, Eddie J. Junkers Ju87: From Dive-Bomber to Tank Buster 1935-45. Hinckley, UK: Classic Publications, 2012

Forthcoming from Heimdal
7 August 2012

Lochmann, Franz-Wilhelm. Tiger-Abteilung 503. Forthcoming from Editions Heimdal in September 2012

In memoriam
6 August 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 Fay—died in India on 23 July at the age of 97.

Now available from Pen and Sword
6 August 2012

Turner, Jason. Stalingrad Day by Day. Barnsley, UK: Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2012

Forthcoming from Potomac
6 August 2012

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
6 August 2012

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.

Book review
5 August 2012

Cressman, Robert J. The Official Chronology of the U.S. Navy in World War II. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2000

Read our review

In memoriam
4 August 2012

John Keegan—author of many military books, including several on WWII—died on 2 August in England at the age of 78.

Now available from Crown
4 August 2012

Macintyre, Ben. Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies. New York: Crown, 2012

Another delay
4 August 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
3 August 2012

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
2 August 2012

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.

1 August 2012

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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