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Forthcoming from HMH
31 December 2012

Mitter, Rana. Forgotten Ally: China's World War II, 1937-1945. Forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in September 2013

Now available from Berkley
29 December 2012

Meller, William F. Bloody Roads to Germany: At Huertgen Forest and the Bulge: An American Soldier's Courageous Story of World War II. New York: Berkley, 2012

Now available from Basic
28 December 2012

Maiolo, Jospeh. Cry Havoc: The Arms Race and the Second World War, 1931-41. New York: Basic Books, 2012

Forthcoming from Random House
27 December 2012

Kennedy, Paul. Engineers of Victory: The Problem Solvers Who Turned the Tide in the Second World War. Forthcoming from Random House in January 2013

Now available from Casemate
27 December 2012

Prefer, Nathan N. Leyte 1944: The Soldiers' Battle. Philadelphia: Casemate, 2012

In memoriam
27 December 2012

Charles Durning—a US Army veteran who landed at Omaha Beach on D-Day in 1944 and was awarded a silver star and two bronze stars, subsequently becoming a well-known actor—died in New York on 24 December at the age of 89.

Now available from TAMU
26 December 2012

Miller, Katherine I. War Makes Men of Boys: A Soldier's World War II. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2012

Now available from Osprey
25 December 2012

McNab, Chris. Hitler's Eagles: The Luftwaffe 1933-45. Botley, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2012

Forthcoming from Pen & Sword
24 December 2012

Grainger, John D. Traditional Enemies: Britain's War with Vichy France 1940-42. Forthcoming from Pen & Sword Books Ltd in January 2013

Book review
23 December 2012

Osborn, Patrick R. Operation Pike: Britain versus the Soviet Union, 1939-1941. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2000

Read our review

News from Kansas
22 December 2012

Many thanks to University Press of Kansas for providing us with details about their lineup of new WWII books for spring, including these upcoming titles:

Forthcoming from History Facts
21 December 2012

Winninger, Michael. OKH Toy Factory: The Nibelungenwerk: Tank Production in St. Valentin. Forthcoming from History Facts in January 2013

Now available from CUP
20 December 2012

Johnston, Mark. Anzacs in the Middle East: Australian Soldiers, their Allies and the Local People in World War II. Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press, 2012

Now available from Casemate
19 December 2012

Monroe-Jones, Edward and Michael Green (editors). The Silent Service in World War II: The Story of the U.S. Navy Submarine Force in the Words of the Men Who Lived It. Philadelphia: Casemate, 2012

Forthcoming from Fedorowicz
18 December 2012

Schick, Albert. Combat History of the 10. Panzer-Division, 1939-1943. Forthcoming from J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc in January 2013

In memoriam
18 December 2012

Senator Daniel Inouye—a veteran of the US 442nd Regimental Combat Team and Medal of Honor recipient—died on 17 December in Maryland at the age of 88.

News from Stalingrad
17 December 2012

Well, not really news from Stalingrad, but news from Col. David Glantz about his Stalingrad books:

"Just a short update on the Stalingrad series, about which folks seem to be anxious. Thanks to some help from some German friends, volume three has 'morphed' into a 950-page narrative and 600-page companion volume containing both German and Soviet documents (including Manstein's and Paulus' and Schmidt's and Schulz's (chiefs of staff) correspondence, most key German orders, and Sixth Army's long-lost documents). I am in the process of proofing both, hopefully, to send the two books to the publisher by the end of February. The two volumes are as definitive as I can make them, and they answer most if not all of the controversial questions about the Soviet offensive and Manstein's relief efforts."

17 December 2012

We've updated our Recommended Reading page to reflect the newest titles we think deserve some extra attention from serious students of WWII history.

Book review
16 December 2012

Carr, John. On Spartan Wings: The Royal Hellenic Air Force in World War Two. Barnsley, UK: Pen & Sword Books Ltd, 2012

Read our review

Forthcoming from Pen & Sword
15 December 2012

Carroll, Francis M. Athenia Torpedoed: The U-Boat Attack That Ignited the Battle of the Atlantic. Forthcoming from Pen & Sword Books Ltd in January 2013

14 December 2012

We've added another self-publisher, Brandon Soale, and his book, From Foggia to Freedom, 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.

News from Mark Zuehlke
13 December 2012

Mark Zuehlke, author of the popular series of books on Canadian operations in WWII—including the recent Tragedy at Dieppe—sends along this news:

"Currently, the plan is that Decision on the Rhine: First Canadian Army and the Rhineland Campaign will be published in fall of 2014. It will be the 11th installment in the Canadian Battle Series. I'm slowing the pace down a bit because, as I get a bit older, it was taking too heavy a toll doing almost a book a year. So now looking at one every second year or so. The Rhineland book will hopefully be followed by one on the Canadian advance from Normandy to Bruges, Belgium—generally known as 'Clearing the Channel Ports.' And there may be a book after that on the Canadian involvement in the Hong Kong debacle of December 1941."

13 December 2012

Our friendly neighborhood mail carrier has delivered "Catalog Code QK" for autumn/winter 2012 all the way from The Military History Bookshop in Folkestone, Kent. The new catalog features more than 70 pages of new and used military books, including a substantial selection of attractive WWII titles.

Now available from Fonthill
12 December 2012

Yeoman, Christopher and Adrian Cork. Rise Against Eagles: Stories of RAF Airmen in the Battle of Britain. Stroud, UK: Fonthill Media Limited, 2012

In memoriam
12 December 2012

Don Blair—a veteran of the US Navy who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor aboard USS Nevada—died 8 December in California at the age of 92.

More news from Joe Balkoski
11 December 2012

As we reported at the end of November, the fourth book in the 29th Infantry Division series, Our Tortured Souls: The 29th Infantry Division in the Rhineland, will be published soon. Here's more information from Joe Balkoski on the next one:

"I am currently working on the fifth volume, Tell Them of Us: The 29th Infantry Division Victorious, which will conclude when the last contingent of 29ers returned to New York in January 1946 and the division was demobilized. It will complete the series. I hope to publish it by late 2014."

In memoriam
11 December 2012

Birgir Stromsheim—a Norwegian commando who participated in the successful Operation Gunnerside raid on the German heavy water production facility at Rjukan—died 10 November in Norway at the age of 101.

Now available from Kansas
10 December 2012

Rein, Christopher M. The North African Air Campaign: U.S. Army Air Forces from El Alamein to Salerno. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2012

Forthcoming from Arena
8 December 2012

Knights, Alfred. Singapore and the Thailand-Burma Railway. Forthcoming from Arena Books in January 2013

Now available from Nebraska
7 December 2012

Riseman, Noah. Defending Whose Country? Indigenous Soldiers in the Pacific War. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2012

6 December 2012

We've added another self-publisher, Charles G. Anderson Sr., and his book, Buddy: World War II POW #1831, 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.

Now available from McFarland
5 December 2012

Virtue, John. The Black Soldiers Who Built the Alaska Highway: A History of Four U.S. Army Regiments in the North, 1942-1943. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2012

News from David Glantz
5 December 2012

Col. David Glantz—renowned historian and author—writes for many important publishers and also produces a line of scholarly, self-published books about the Russian Front in WWII. Unfortunately, according to a new message from him, it looks like problems with his local printer could be forcing him to close down his self-publishing operation within the next few weeks. While this won't affect his mainstream WWII writing, anyone interested in Col. Glantz's self-published tomes probably shouldn't postpone purchases.

Forthcoming from EM
4 December 2012

The Edwin Mellen Press has announced two books by Brien Hallett for publication in January:

News from Panzerwrecks
3 December 2012

Thanks to Bill Auerbach, we've managed to get our hands on Panzerwrecks, volume 14: Ostfront 2, which should be shipping any moment from both New York and Sussex. As always, a fine assortment of "panzer porn," with these photogenic hulks showing up just in time for the holidays.

News from Helion
1 December 2012

Many thanks to Duncan for notifying us that Man of Steel and Honour: General Stanislaw Maczek: Soldier of Poland, Commander of the 1st Polish Armoured Division in North-West Europe 1944-45 by Evan McGilvray is now available from Helion & Company.


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