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Now available from Casemate
Zetterling, Niklas and Anders Frankson. The Drive on Moscow, 1941: Operation Taifun and Germany's First Great Crisis in World War II. Philadelphia: Casemate, 2012
Forthcoming from Ashgate
Jones, Ben. The Fleet Air Arm in the Second World War, volume 1. Forthcoming from Ashgate Publishing Ltd in November 2012
Now available from Knopf
Dobbs, Michael. Six Months in 1945: FDR, Stalin, Churchill, and Truman: From World War to Cold War. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2012
Forthcoming from Whittles
Wingfield, Mervyn. Wingfield at War. Forthcoming from Whittles Publishing in November 2012
Carafano, James Jay. After D-Day: Operation Cobra and the Normandy Breakout. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2000
Now available from Palgrave Macmillan
Brower, Charles F. Defeating Japan: The Joint Chiefs of Staff and Strategy in the Pacific War, 1943-1945. New York: Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company, 2012
Forthcoming from Fonthill
Yeoman, Christopher and Adrian Cork. Rise Against Eagles: Stories of RAF Airmen in the Battle of Britain. Forthcoming from Fonthill Media Limited in November 2012
Now available from Zenith
Heaton, Colin D. and Anne-Marie Lewis. The Star of Africa: The Story of Hans Marseille, the Rogue Luftwaffe Ace Who Dominated the WWII Skies. Minneapolis, MN: Zenith Press, 2012
Wilhelm Brassea Polish inmate at Auschwitz who, under German orders, photographed thousands of prisoners but disobeyed orders to destroy the photos, preserving the iconic portraits at the end of the wardied in Poland on 23 October at the age of 94.
Forthcoming from Seaforth
Haarr, Geirr H. The Gathering Storm: The Naval War in 1939. Forthcoming from Seaforth / Pen & Sword in November 2012
Now available from OUP
Bell, Christopher M. Churchill and Sea Power. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012
News from McFarland
We thank McFarland & Company for updating us about their WWII titles. Several have just been releasedincluding softcover reprint editions of J. Lee Ready's Forgotten Allies and Forgotten Axisand several more are due within the next few months. Check our McFarland page for details.
Now available from UPA
Majd, Mohammad Gholi. August 1941: The Anglo-Russian Occupation of Iran and Change of Shahs. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2012
Now available from Little Brown
Manchester, William. The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965. New York: Little Brown and Company, 2012
Now available from Tauris
Dilks, David. Churchill and Company: Allies and Rivals in War and Peace. London: I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd, 2012
George McGoverna veteran of the USAAF during WWII who flew 35 combat missions as a B-24 pilot and co-pilot based in Italy with the 15th Air Force, later serving as a US senator and running unsuccessfully for presidentdied on 21 October in South Dakota at the age of 90.
Forthcoming from Cornell
Masuda, Hiroshi. MacArthur in Asia: The General and His Staff in the Philippines, Japan, and Korea. Forthcoming from Cornell University Press in November 2012
Forthcoming from Whitman
Williams, Mary. United States Army in World War II: Special Studies: Chronology, 1941-1945. Forthcoming from Whitman Publishing in November 2012
Scalia, Joseph M. Germany's Last Mission to Japan: The Failed Voyage of U-234. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2000
Regarding German Ground Forces of World War II by William T. McCroden and Thomas Nutter, the publisher reports "It will be released sometime next year, maybe in March or April, but it could be later due to some info the author is working on."
Now available from Canada
Zuehlke, Mark. Tragedy at Dieppe: Operation Jubilee, August 19, 1942. Vancouver, BC: Douglas & McIntyre, 2012
Forthcoming from Da Capo
O'Donnell, Patrick K. Dog Company: The Boys of Pointe du Hoc: The Rangers Who Accomplished D-Day's Toughest Mission and Led the Way across Europe. Forthcoming from Da Capo Press in November 2012
Now available from Aurum
Ashdown, Paddy. A Brilliant Little Operation: The Cockleshell Heroes and the Greatest Raid of WW2. London: Aurum Press, 2012
Forthcoming from NAL
Barron, Leo and Don Cygan. No Silent Night: The Christmas Battle For Bastogne. Forthcoming from New American Library in November 2012
Now available from Allen Lane
Applebaum, Anne. Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944-56. London: Allen Lane, 2012
Now available from NIP
Higham, Robin. Unflinching Zeal: The Air Battles over France and Britain, May-October 1940. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2012
Forthcoming from Berkley
Welch, Bob. Resolve: From the Jungles of WW II Bataan, A Story of a Soldier, a Flag, and a Promise Kept. Forthcoming from Berkley in November 2012
Now available from Random House
Brzezinski, Matthew. Isaac's Army: A Story of Courage and Survival in Nazi-Occupied Poland. New York: Random House, 2012
News from Osprey
They don't seem to slow down in Botley, continuing to pump out books about WWII and add more to the production schedule. Check our Osprey page for details about their new and upcoming titles.
Norodom Sihanoukwho became king of Cambodia in April 1941 under French and then Japanese administrationdied in China at the age of 89 on 15 October.
Caldwell, Donald. Day Fighters in Defence of the Reich: A War Diary, 1942-45. Barnsley, UK: Frontline Books, 2012
Now available from Basic
Neiberg, Michael. The Blood of Free Men: The Liberation of Paris, 1944. New York: Basic Books, 2012
News from Panzerwrecks
Bill Auerbach reminds us that Panzerwrecks, volume 14: Ostfront 2 has reached the printer and should be ready in December, which is good news for fans of this interesting series.
Among the latest arrivals here from all over the globe, two new books caught our eye and found their way onto our Recommended Reading page, whichas alwaysis filled with the titles we think everyone should be noticing.
Now available from History Press
We note two recent publications from the guys in Stroud:
Now available from McFarland
Garson, Paul. New Images of Nazi Germany: A Photographic Collection. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2012
Forthcoming from Hutchinson
Mortimer, Barbara. Sisters: Memories from the Courageous Nurses of World War Two. Forthcoming from Hutchinson in November 2012
Now available from Zero Books
Heartfield, James. Unpatriotic History of the Second World War. New Alresford, UK: Zero Books / John Hunt Publishing, 2012
News from John Domagalski
Author John Domagalski has alerted usthanks!that his new title, Sunk in Kula Gulf: The Final Voyage of the U. S. S. Helena and the Incredible Story of Her Survivors, is now available from Potomac Books.
Forthcoming from Nebraska
Riseman, Noah. Defending Whose Country? Indigenous Soldiers in the Pacific War. Forthcoming from University of Nebraska Press in December 2012
Now available from NAL
Prados, John. Islands of Destiny: The Solomons Campaign and the Eclipse of the Rising Sun. New York: New American Library, 2012
News from A. Stephan Hamilton
Author A. Stephan Hamilton tells us publication of his upcoming book, The Oder Front 1945, volume 2: Documents, Reports and Personal Accounts, has been delayed from next month to February 2013.
Forthcoming from Andover
Clark, Peter. Death of East Prussia: War and Revenge in Germany's Easternmost Province. Forthcoming from Andover Press in November 2012
Now available from Ebury
Rees, Laurence. The Dark Charisma of Adolf Hitler: Leading Millions into the Abyss. London: Ebury Press / Random House, 2012
Now available from Masalai Press
McQuarrie, Peter. The Gilbert Islands in World War Two. Oakland, CA: Masalai Press, 2012
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