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News from Pen & Sword
As usual, the busy folks at Pen & Sword have a goodly number of new titles on the way over the next few weeks, including these:
Now available from Regnery
Tillman, Barrett. Forgotten Fifteenth: The Daring Airmen Who Crippled Hitler's War Machine. Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing, Inc, 2014
Forthcoming from OUP
Guehenno, Jean. Diary of the Dark Years, 1940-1944: Collaboration, Resistance, and Daily Life in Occupied Paris. Forthcoming from Oxford University Press in June 2014
Now available from Chicago
Roberts, Mary Louise. D-Day Through French Eyes: Normandy 1944. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014
Now available from Hodder
Arthur, Max. The Silent Day: A Landmark Oral History of D-Day on the Home Front. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2014
Forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin
Baime, A. J. The Arsenal of Democracy: FDR, Ford Motor Company, and Their Epic Quest to Arm an America at War. Forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin in June 2014
News from Italy
We're pleased and thankful to have received from IBN Editore of Rome a package of very nice WWII titles published over the last couple of years, including these which are, by the way, fully in English.
Wojciech Jaruzelskiwho as a youngster fled the German invasion of Poland, was deported by Soviet authorities to Siberia, served as a lieutenant in the Moscow-sponsored First Polish Army, became Prime Minister in 1981, and subsequently declared martial lawdied on 25 May 2014 at the age of 90 in Warsaw.
Now available from UPK
Glantz, David M. with Jonathan M. House. The Stalingrad Trilogy, volume 3: Endgame at Stalingrad, book two: December 1942 - February 1943. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2014
Please feel free to take a moment to peruse our updated Recommended Reading page where we like to suggest recent releases worthy of extra attention.
Megargee, Geoffrey P. Inside Hitler's High Command. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2000.
Forthcoming from Classic
Forsyth, Robert. Heinkel He111: An Illustrated History. Forthcoming from Classic Publications in June 2014
Forthcoming from Palgrave
Crossland, James. Britain and the International Committee of the Red Cross, 1939-1945. Forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company in June 2014
Now available from McFarland
Estlack, Russell W. The Aleut Internments of World War II: Islanders Removed from Their Homes by Japan and the United States. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2014
While bicycling on 16 May, Bill Stone was struck by a car and hospitalized. He is expected to make a full recovery, but there will be interruptions and delays in updates here while he's getting back up to full speed. Thanks for your patience and understanding. Addendum: Many thanks to everyone for all the kind messages and encouragement while I'm recovering. Sorry I can't answer all the messages individually right now, but they mean a lot to me.
Now available from Houghton Mifflin
Hamilton, Nigel. The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941-1942. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2014
News from the Polish Eagle
The kind folks at Aquila Polonica provided us with copies of their very attractive WWII-related titles and info about their upcoming books, including The Color of Courage: A Boy at War: The World War II Diary of Julian Kulski and Sikorski: No Simple Soldier by Stefan Starba Baluk. Check our Aquila Polonica page for details.
Now available from Helion
Jarzembowski, Janusz. Armoured Hussars: Images of the Polish 1st Armoured Division 1939-47. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2014
Forthcoming from Basic
Lochery, Neill. Brazil: The Fortunes of War: World War II and the Making of Modern Brazil. Forthcoming from Basic Books in June 2014
Looking for quality secondhand WWII titles? Check the latest catalog, number 134, from T. Cadman WW2 Books.
Now available from Osprey
Tillman, Barrett. US Marine Corps Fighter Squadrons of World War II. Botley, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2014
News from Illinois
Our Illini friends tell usthanks very muchBetween Two Homelands: Letters across the Borders of Nazi Germany, edited by Hedda Kalshoven, will be published in July 2014, with correspondence between the Dutch and German branches of a family divided by war, conquest, and occupation.
Forthcoming from Zenith
Harwood, Jeremy. World War II From Above: An Aerial View of the Global Conflict. Forthcoming from Zenith Press in June 2014
Night fighter news
Author Alan C. Carey reminds us that his latest effort, Night Cats and Corsairs: The Operational History of Grumman and Vought Night Fighter Aircraft 1942-1953, was published by Schiffer at the end of February and is now available via all the usual sources of fine books.
Farley MowatWWII veteran, author, and environmentalistdied in Port Hope, Ontario, Canada on 6 May 2014 at the age of 92.
Now available from JJF
Tieke, Wilhelm. The Crimean Campaigns, 1941-1944. Winnipeg: J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc, 2014
Forthcoming from Nebraska
Coen, Ross. Fu-go: The Curious History of Japan's Balloon Bomb Attack on America. Forthcoming from University of Nebraska Press in November 2014
Now available from Panzerwrecks
Haasler, Timm et al. Duel in the Mist 3: The Leibstandarte during the Ardennes Offensive. Monroe, NY: Panzerwrecks, 2014
Jack Diddenauthor of the very popular Autumn Gale - Herbststurmkindly sent us this news about his latest project:
"Maarten and I are currently working on a new book about Kampfgruppe Walther which will follow the format of Autumn Gale but obviouslysince the Kampfgruppe only existed for a monthwill not be as bulky. The battle group was involved in actions against Joe's Bridge (14 September 1944) and Hell's Highway (17-24 September 1944), including the cutting of this vital route for 24 hours, plus the defence of the Overloon area (29 September - 17 October 1944). They fought against the Guards Armoured Division, the 101 US Airborne Division, British 8 Corps (the 3rd British Infantry Division and the 11th Armoured Division), and the US 7th Armored Division. The book will contain much new information about the Kampfgruppe including the various Fallschirm and SS units assigned to it. We hope to publish the book next year."
Now available from Stackpole
Kleinfeld, Gerald R. and Lewis A. Tambs. Hitler's Spanish Legion: The Blue Division in Russia. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2014
News from Staldata
Anton Joly tells usthanks very muchthe second volume of his Stalingrad series, Stalingrad Battle Atlas, volume II: October 14 - November 18, 1942, is now available. See also our review of his first volume.
Now available from Basic
Offley, Ed. The Burning Shore: How Hitler's U-Boats Brought World War II to America. New York: Basic Books, 2014
Forthcoming from AP
Baluk, Stefan Starba. Sikorski: No Simple Soldier. Forthcoming from Aquila Polonica Publishing in October 2014
Now available from Tennessee
Bruscino, Thomas A. A Nation Forged in War: How World War II Taught Americans to Get Along. Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press, 2014
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