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News from Annapolis
Naval Institute Press has an impressive slate of titles scheduled for publication in November. Here are some of the most eye-catching books in the queue:
Harris, Sir Arthur. Bomber Offensive. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1998.
Forthcoming from Oklahoma
Hargreaves, Andrew. Special Operations in World War II: British and American Irregular Warfare. Forthcoming from University of Oklahoma Press in October 2013
Jesse Lovewho was serving in the US Navy on Ford Island during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941died in California on 26 September at the age of 91.
Forthcoming from Viking
Weisbrode, Kenneth. Churchill and the King: The Wartime Alliance of Winston Churchill and George VI. Forthcoming from Viking in October 2013
Now available from Allen Lane
Overy, Richard. The Bombing War: Europe 1939-1945. London: Allen Lane, 2013
Forthcoming from Random
Norman, Elizabeth. We Band of Angels: The Untold Story of the American Women Trapped on Bataan. Forthcoming from Random House in October 2013
News from Italy
Author Giuseppe Marciano forwarded to us a copy of his new book, Operazione Baytown: Lo Sbarco Degli Alleati in Calabria, 3 Settembre 1943. Entirely in Italian, this is a fairly detailed study of British 8th Army's crossing from Sicily to the Italian mainland and advance north over the next few days. Especially noteworthy for its attention to Axis operations in opposition to Monty.
Forthcoming from John Murray
Cooper, Artemis. Cairo in the War. Forthcoming from John Murray Publishers Ltd in October 2013
Forthcoming from Aurum
McKay, Sinclair. The Lost World of Bletchley Park: The Illustrated History of the Wartime Codebreaking Centre. Forthcoming from Aurum Press in October 2013
News from Osprey
Our friendly neighborhood mail carrier has delivered these four new Osprey titles:
Forthcoming from Canada
Courteaux, Oliver. Canada between Vichy and Free France, 1940-1945. Forthcoming from University of Toronto Press in October 2013
Niestle, Axel. German U-Boat Losses during World War II: Details of Destruction. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1998
Now available from Knopf
Lidegaard, Bo. Countrymen: The Untold Story of How Denmark's Jews Escaped the Nazis. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013
Forthcoming from Basic
Farmelo, Graham. Churchill's Bomb: How the United States Overtook Britain in the First Nuclear Arms Race. Forthcoming from Basic Books in October 2013
Forthcoming from Prometheus
Deschner, Karlheinz. God and the Fascists: The Vatican Alliance with Mussolini, Franco, Hitler, and Pavelic. Forthcoming from Prometheus Books in October 2013
Now available from History Press
Walker, Jonathan. Operation Unthinkable: The Third World War: British Plans to Attack the Soviet Empire 1945. Stroud, UK: The History Press, 2013
Shalom Yorana Polish resistance fighter who wrote a post-war memoir, The Defiantdied in New York on 9 September at the age of 88.
Forthcoming from Dundurn
Barris, Ted. The Great Escape: A Canadian Story. Forthcoming from Dundurn Group in October 2013
Now available from UC Press
Barshay, Andrew E. The Gods Left First: The Captivity and Repatriation of Japanese POWs in Northeast Asia, 1945-1956. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2013
Forthcoming from Wayne State
Hyde, Charles K. Arsenal of Democracy: The American Automobile Industry in World War II. Forthcoming from Wayne State University Press in October 2013
We opened Stone & Stone Second World War Books on 15 September 1995, so this marks the beginning of our nineteenth year on the Web. We offer thanks to all the authors, publishers, editors, booksellers, and visitors who have helped us with this site over the years, and we look forward to providing daily doses of news and information about WWII-related books for many more years.
Forthcoming from Fonthill
Thompson, Adam. Kustenflieger: The Operational History of the German Naval Air Service 1935-1944. Forthcoming from Fonthill Media Limited in October 2013
Available on the western shores of the Atlantic
Rana Mitter's highly-regarded China's War with Japan, 1937-1945: The Struggle for Survival was published in the UK by Allen Lane in June. The US edition, titled Forgotten Ally: China's World War II, 1937-1945 is now available on this side of the Atlantic from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Whatever the title, this is probably the best book currently available about the war in China.
Forthcoming from History Press
Rawson, Andrew. Organizing Victory: The War Conferences 1941-1945. Forthcoming from The History Press in October 2013
Forthcoming from Icon
Padfield, Peter. Hess, Hitler and Churchill: The Real Turning Point of the Second World War: A Secret History. Forthcoming from Icon Books Ltd in October 2013
Many thanks to Tom Cadman for sending printed "Catalogue #130" with another excellent assortment of WWII titles for sale.
Now available from CUP
Carrard, Philippe. The French Who Fought for Hitler: Memories from the Outcasts. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2013
News from OUP
It is not exactly blazing blitzkrieg speed with which Oxford University Press continues to publish English translations of what amounts to the German official history of WWII, Das Deutsche Reich und der Zweite Weltkrieg. The next release in that series from OUP, published under the Clarendon imprint, will be Germany and the Second World War, volume 9, part 2: German Wartime Society, 1939-1945: Exploitation, Interpretations, Exclusion, currently scheduled for March 2014.
Now available from Palgrave
Williams, Isobel. Allies and Italians under Occupation: Sicily and Southern Italy 1943-45. London: Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company, 2013
Hayward, Joel S.A. Stopped at Stalingrad: The Luftwaffe and Hitler's Defeat in the East, 1942-1943. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1998
Forthcoming from OUP
Suss, Dietmar. Death from the Skies: How the British and Germans Survived Bombing in World War II. Forthcoming from Oxford University Press in February 2014
Rochus Mischcourier, telephone operator, and bodyguard for Adolf Hitler, and the last surviving individual who spent the closing days of the war in the bunker in Berlindied in Germany on 5 September at the age of 96.
Now available from Brill
Stockings, Craig. Swastika over the Acropolis: Re-interpreting the Nazi Invasion of Greece in World War II. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishing, 2013
Forthcoming from Man U
Evans, Bryce. Ireland During the Second World War: Farewell to Plato's Cave. Forthcoming from Manchester University Press in January 2014
News from Guadalcanal
William Bartsch, author of well-regarded titles such as December 8, 1941: MacArthur's Pearl Harbor and Every Day a Nightmare: American Pursuit Pilots in the Defense of Java, 1941-1942, tells us Texas A&M University Press will be publishing his next book, Guadalcanal: Victory Fever on the Tenaru: Japan's First Land Defeat of World War II, probably next year.
Now available from Osprey
Kirchubel, Robert. Operation Barbarossa: The German Invasion of Soviet Russia. Botley, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2013
Forthcoming from CUP
Buchanan, Andrew. American Grand Strategy in the Mediterranean during World War II. Forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in November 2013
Now available from McFarland
Heisler, Barbara Schmitter. From German Prisoner of War to American Citizen. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2013
Gamble, Bruce. The Black Sheep: The Definitive Account of Marine Fighting Squadron 214 in World War II. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1998
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