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Book review
31 May 2015

Maga, Tim. America Attacks Japan: The Invasion that Never Was. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2002

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News from SB
30 May 2015

German Ground Forces of World War II: Complete Orders of Battle for Army Groups, Armies, Army Corps, and Other Commands by McCroden and Nutter has been on our radar for more than seven years. Most recently, it seemed to be scheduled for publication this month. The folks at Savas Beatie just provided us with this update on the status of the book:

"It is finally completed and reformatted by the authors (one stopped working which was the problem). It is being laid out for publication and we anticipate a Fall 2015 release. It is quite a book."


Forthcoming from CUP
30 May 2015

Jennings, Eric Thomas. French Africa in World War II: The African Resistance. Forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in June 2015


Forthcoming from Yale
30 May 2015

Prior, Robin. When Britain Saved the West: The Story of 1940. Forthcoming from Yale University Press in June 2015


Now available from NAL
29 May 2015

Jordan, Jonathan W. American Warlords: How Roosevelt's High Command Led America to Victory in World War II. New York: New American Library, 2015


Forthcoming from Mitor
29 May 2015

Smith, Richard C. RAF Biggin Hill 1939-40: The Story of the Aerodrome's Role during the Battle for France, Dunkirk and Battle of Britain. Forthcoming from Mitor Publications in June 2015


Now available from NIP
28 May 2015

Cumming, Anthony J. The Battle for Britain: Interservice Rivalry between the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy, 1909-1940. Forthcoming from Naval Institute Press in May 2015


Forthcoming from Bodley
28 May 2015

Khan, Yasmin. The Raj at War: India, 1939-1945. Forthcoming from Bodley Head in June 2015


Now available from Prometheus
27 May 2015

Johnson, David Alan. Yanks in the RAF: The Story of Maverick Pilots and American Volunteers Who Joined Britain's Fight in WWII. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 20015


Forthcoming from O'Mara
27 May 2015

Rees, Sian. Lucie Aubrac: The French Resistance Heroine Who Defied the Gestapo. Forthcoming from Michael O'Mara Books in June 2015


News from Helion
26 May 2015

The folks at Helion seem to be ramping up production, with several new WWII-related titles on the schedule for release over the next few weeks, including these:


Forthcoming from Kansas
25 May 2015

Ellis, Frank. Barbarossa 1941: Reframing Hitler's Invasion of Stalin's Soviet Empire. Forthcoming from University Press of Kansas in November 2015


Now available from Palgrave
25 May 2015

Axelrod, Alan. Lost Destiny: Joe Kennedy Jr. and the Doomed WWII Mission to Save London. New York: Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company, 2015


Forthcoming from MMP
23 May 2015

Fernandez, Jose and Patrick Loureau. French Bombers of WWII. Forthcoming from MMP Books in June 2015


Forthcoming from Aurum
23 May 2015

McKay, Sinclair. The Secret Life of Fighter Command: The Men and Women Who Beat the Luftwaffe. Forthcoming from Aurum Press in July 2015


Forthcoming from Bloomsbury
22 May 2015

Pike, Francis. Hirohito's War: The Pacific War, 1941-1945. Forthcoming from Bloomsbury in June 2015


Forthcoming from Crecy
21 May 2015

Hagedorn Sr, Dan and Dan Hagedorn Jr. The Douglas B-18 and B-23: America's Forsaken Warriors. Forthcoming from Crecy Publishing Ltd in June 2015


Forthcoming from Stackpole
20 May 2015

Diamond, Jon. New Guinea: The Allied Jungle Campaign in World War II. Forthcoming from Stackpole Books in June 2015


Forthcoming from Texas
19 May 2015

Littlejohn, Jeffrey L. and Charles H. Ford. The Enemy Within Never Did Without: German and Japanese Prisoners of War At Camp Huntsville, Texas, 1942-1945. Forthcoming from Texas Review Press in June 2015


Forthcoming from Da Capo
18 May 2015

Murphy, Brian. 81 Days Below Zero: The Incredible Survival Story of a World War II Pilot in Alaska's Frozen Wilderness. Forthcoming from Da Capo Press in June 2015


Forthcoming from Prometheus
16 May 2015

Johnson, David Alan. Yanks in the RAF: The Story of Maverick Pilots and American Volunteers Who Joined Britain's Fight in WWII. Forthcoming from Prometheus Books in June 2015


Self-Publisher
15 May 2015

We've added another self-publisher, Christopher Patrick O'Connor's Dog Ear Publishing, and his book, Taranto: The Raid, The Observer, The Aftermath, 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 Basic
14 May 2015

Neiberg, Michael. Potsdam: The End of World War II and the Remaking of Europe. New York: Basic Books, 2015


Forthcoming from Missouri
14 May 2015

Larson, R. Bruce. Secrets and Rivals: Wartime Letters and the Parents I Never Knew. Forthcoming from University of Missouri Press in June 2015

Mason, Keith W. My War in Italy: On the Ground and in Flight with the 15th Air Force. Forthcoming from University of Missouri Press in June 2015


Forthcoming from Kentucky
13 May 2015

Balck, Hermann. Order in Chaos: The Memoirs of General of Panzer Troops Hermann Balck. Forthcoming from University Press of Kentucky in June 2015


Cadman
13 May 2015

What did the postal carrier deliver today? "Catalogue #140" from our friend Tom at T. Cadman WW2 Books.


Now available from Macmillan
12 May 2015

Iredale, Will. The Kamikaze Hunters: Fighting for the Pacific, 1945. London: Macmillan, 2015


Forthcoming from Leaping Horseman
12 May 2015

Nevshemal, Martin. Objective Ponyri: The Defeat of XXXXI. Panzerkorps at Ponyri Train Station. Forthcoming from Leaping Horseman Books in June 2015


Forthcoming from Atlantic
11 May 2015

Holland, James. The War in the West: Volume 1: The Rise of Germany, 1939-1941. Forthcoming from Atlantic Monthly Press in October 2015


Forthcoming from Grub Street
11 May 2015

Wiseman, Andrew with Sean Feast. An Alien Sky: The Story of One Man's Remarkable Adventure in Bomber Command during the Second World War. Forthcoming from Grub Street in June 2015


In memoriam
11 May 2015

Wladyslaw Bartoszewski—who survived Auschwitz, served in the Polish underground, wrote about Poland's war years, spent more time in prison under martial law in the 1980s, and was twice named Polish foreign minister after 1989—died on 24 April in Poland at the age of 93.


Book review
10 May 2015

Moffatt, Jonathan and Audrey Holmes McCormick. Moon over Malaya: A Tale of Argylls and Marines. Stroud, UK: Tempus Publishing, 2002

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Now available from Norton
9 May 2015

Scott, James M. Target Tokyo: Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid That Avenged Pearl Harbor. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc, 2015

Kempowski, Walter. Swansong 1945: A Collective Diary of the Last Days of the Third Reich. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc, 2015


Forthcoming from Potomac
9 May 2015

Jourdan, David W. The Search for the Japanese Fleet: USS Nautilus and the Battle of Midway. Forthcoming from Potomac Books Inc in June 2015


Now available from FSG
8 May 2015

Wachsmann, Nikolaus. KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2015


Forthcoming from Aquila Polonica
8 May 2015

Baluk, Stefan Starba. Sikorski: No Simple Soldier. Forthcoming from Aquila Polonica Publishing in June 2015


War Diary reminder
8 May 2015

Today seems like a good day to remind everyone about our detailed day-by-day chronicle of the Second World War, now amounting to more than 62,000 entries and growing, with 8 May 1945 standing out as a fairly important date.


In memoriam
8 May 2015

James C. Wright—a B-24 bombardier with the USAAF 530th Bomb Squadron, recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross, author of The Flying Circus, and Congressman who served 34 years in the U.S. House of Representatives—died on 6 May 2015 in Texas as the age of 92.


Now available from Kansas
7 May 2015

Calhoun, Mark T. General Lesley J. McNair: Unsung Architect of the U.S. Army. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2015


Forthcoming from Stackpole
7 May 2015

Balkoski, Joseph. The Last Roll Call: The 29th Infantry Division Victorious, 1945. Forthcoming from Stackpole Books in September 2015


Forthcoming from Winged Hussar
7 May 2015

Rospond, Vincent W. The Polish Army in 1939. Forthcoming from Winged Hussar Publishing in June 2015


Now available from Amber
6 May 2015

McNab, Chris. Germany's Secret Masterplan: How the Nazis Planned to Shape the World After Victory in WWII. London: Amber Books, 2015


Now available from Ampersand
6 May 2015

Doyle, David. U.S. Half-tracks: The Development and Deployment of the U.S. Army's Half-Track Vehicles, part one. Delray Beach, FL: Ampersand, 2015


Forthcoming from Bodley Head
5 May 2015

Stargardt, Nicholas. The German War: A Nation Under Arms, 1939-45. Forthcoming from Bodley Head in September 2015


Forthcoming from Collins
5 May 2015

Ashdown, Paddy. The Cruel Victory: The French Resistance, D-Day, and the Battle for the Vercors, 1944. Forthcoming from Collins in June 2015


News from Helion
4 May 2015

In addition to A European Anabasis: Western European Volunteers in the German Army and SS, 1940-45 by Kenneith W. Estes, Helion has released a batch of new military titles, including a few with some WWII-related content.


Book review
3 May 2015

Mallmann Showell, Jak P. Hitler's U-Boat Bases. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2002

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Now available from Zenith
2 May 2015

Keith, Phil. Stay the Rising Sun: The True Story of USS Lexington, Her Valiant Crew, and Changing the Course of World War II. Minneapolis, MN: Zenith Press, 2015


Forthcoming from Palgrave
1 May 2015

De Matos, Christine. Japan as the Occupier and the Occupied. Forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company in June 2015

 

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