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Now available from Casemate
31 October 2012

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
30 October 2012

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
29 October 2012

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
29 October 2012

Wingfield, Mervyn. Wingfield at War. Forthcoming from Whittles Publishing in November 2012


Book review
28 October 2012

Carafano, James Jay. After D-Day: Operation Cobra and the Normandy Breakout. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2000

Read our review


Now available from Palgrave Macmillan
27 October 2012

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
27 October 2012

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
26 October 2012

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


In memoriam
26 October 2012

Wilhelm Brasse—a 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 war—died in Poland on 23 October at the age of 94.


Forthcoming from Seaforth
25 October 2012

Haarr, Geirr H. The Gathering Storm: The Naval War in 1939. Forthcoming from Seaforth / Pen & Sword in November 2012


Now available from OUP
25 October 2012

Bell, Christopher M. Churchill and Sea Power. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012


News from McFarland
24 October 2012

We thank McFarland & Company for updating us about their WWII titles. Several have just been released—including softcover reprint editions of J. Lee Ready's Forgotten Allies and Forgotten Axis—and several more are due within the next few months. Check our McFarland page for details.


Now available from UPA
24 October 2012

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
23 October 2012

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
23 October 2012

Dilks, David. Churchill and Company: Allies and Rivals in War and Peace. London: I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd, 2012


In memoriam
22 October 2012

George McGovern—a 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 president—died on 21 October in South Dakota at the age of 90.


Forthcoming from Cornell
22 October 2012

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
22 October 2012

Williams, Mary. United States Army in World War II: Special Studies: Chronology, 1941-1945. Forthcoming from Whitman Publishing in November 2012


Book review
21 October 2012

Scalia, Joseph M. Germany's Last Mission to Japan: The Failed Voyage of U-234. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2000

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Another delay
20 October 2012

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
20 October 2012

Zuehlke, Mark. Tragedy at Dieppe: Operation Jubilee, August 19, 1942. Vancouver, BC: Douglas & McIntyre, 2012


Forthcoming from Da Capo
19 October 2012

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
19 October 2012

Ashdown, Paddy. A Brilliant Little Operation: The Cockleshell Heroes and the Greatest Raid of WW2. London: Aurum Press, 2012


Forthcoming from NAL
18 October 2012

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
18 October 2012

Applebaum, Anne. Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944-56. London: Allen Lane, 2012


Now available from NIP
17 October 2012

Higham, Robin. Unflinching Zeal: The Air Battles over France and Britain, May-October 1940. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2012


Forthcoming from Berkley
17 October 2012

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
16 October 2012

Brzezinski, Matthew. Isaac's Army: A Story of Courage and Survival in Nazi-Occupied Poland. New York: Random House, 2012


News from Osprey
15 October 2012

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.


In memoriam
15 October 2012

Norodom Sihanouk—who became king of Cambodia in April 1941 under French and then Japanese administration—died in China at the age of 89 on 15 October.


Book review
14 October 2012

Caldwell, Donald. Day Fighters in Defence of the Reich: A War Diary, 1942-45. Barnsley, UK: Frontline Books, 2012

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Now available from Basic
13 October 2012

Neiberg, Michael. The Blood of Free Men: The Liberation of Paris, 1944. New York: Basic Books, 2012


News from Panzerwrecks
12 October 2012

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.


Recommended
12 October 2012

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, which—as always—is filled with the titles we think everyone should be noticing.


Now available from History Press
11 October 2012

We note two recent publications from the guys in Stroud:


Now available from McFarland
10 October 2012

Garson, Paul. New Images of Nazi Germany: A Photographic Collection. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2012


Forthcoming from Hutchinson
9 October 2012

Mortimer, Barbara. Sisters: Memories from the Courageous Nurses of World War Two. Forthcoming from Hutchinson in November 2012


Now available from Zero Books
8 October 2012

Heartfield, James. Unpatriotic History of the Second World War. New Alresford, UK: Zero Books / John Hunt Publishing, 2012


News from John Domagalski
6 October 2012

Author John Domagalski has alerted us—thanks!—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
5 October 2012

Riseman, Noah. Defending Whose Country? Indigenous Soldiers in the Pacific War. Forthcoming from University of Nebraska Press in December 2012


Now available from NAL
4 October 2012

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
3 October 2012

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
3 October 2012

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
2 October 2012

Rees, Laurence. The Dark Charisma of Adolf Hitler: Leading Millions into the Abyss. London: Ebury Press / Random House, 2012


Now available from Masalai Press
1 October 2012

McQuarrie, Peter. The Gilbert Islands in World War Two. Oakland, CA: Masalai Press, 2012

 

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