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News from North Carolina
Our friends at McFarland & Company have several new items on the way between now and the end of the year, including these titles:
Now available from Kentucky
Wheeler, James Scott. Jacob L. Devers: A General's Life. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2015
Forthcoming from Bloomsbury
Taylor, Frederick. Coventry: Thursday, 14 November 1940. Forthcoming from Bloomsbury in October 2015
Forthcoming from NIP
Harder, Robert O. The Three Musketeers of the Army Air Forces: From Hitler's Fortress Europa to Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Forthcoming from Naval Institute Press in October 2015
Now available from Regnery
Yenne, Bill. Operation Long Jump: Stalin, Roosevelt, Churchill, and the Greatest Assassination Plot in History. Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing, Inc, 2015
Update from Mark Yerger
Mark tells us Totenkopf. The Structure, Development and Personalities of the 3.SS-Panzer-Division, Volume 1 remains on schedule for publication by Helion in October.
Forthcoming from Tauris
Stankova, Marietta. Bulgaria and World War II: Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union and War in the Balkans. Forthcoming from I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd in October 2015
Forthcoming from MMP
Fernandez, Jose and Patrick Loureau. French Bombers of WWII. Forthcoming from MMP Books in October 2015
Brown, John Sloan. Draftee Division: The 88th Infantry Division in World War II. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1998
Now available from Casemate
Bergstrom, Christer. The Battle of Britain: An Epic Conflict Revisited. Philadelphia: Casemate, 2015
Forthcoming from Viking
Dimbleby, Jonathan. The Battle of the Atlantic: How the Allies Won the War. Forthcoming from Viking in October 2015
News from P&S
Whew! It's always difficult to keep track of all the titles rolling off the production line in Barnsley, but here are some of the new releases due from Pen & Sword within the next month or so.
Now available from Panzerwrecks
Neely, Darren. Forgotten Archives: The Lost Signal Corps Photos, 1. Heathfield, Sussex: Panzerwrecks, 2015
Forthcoming from Times
Bond, Barbara. Great Escapes: The Story of MI9's Second World War Escape and Evasion Maps. Forthcoming from Times Books in October 2015
Yogi Berrawho served in the USN as a gunner's mate aboard the attack transport USS Bayfield on D-Day and subsequently became a Hall of Fame baseball playerdied on 22 September in New Jersey at the age of 90.
Now available from Norton
Toll, Ian W. The Conquering Tide: War in the Pacific Islands, 1942-1944. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc, 2015
Forthcoming from Missouri
Kurusu, Saburo (edited by J Garry Clifford and Masako Okura). The Desperate Diplomat: Saburo Kurusu's Memoir of the Weeks before Pearl Harbor. Forthcoming from University of Missouri Press in October 2015
Forthcoming from Johns Hopkins
McManus, John C. Hell Before Their Very Eyes: American Soldiers Liberate Concentration Camps in Germany, April 1945. Forthcoming from Johns Hopkins University Press in October 2015
News from Anton Joly
Anton Joly forwarded copies of the revised and expanded editions of his self-published Stalingrad Battle Atlas, volume I and Stalingrad Battle Atlas, volume II. The covers, publication dates, and ISBNs remain unchanged, but the new editions can be identified at a glance by the addition of "Special thanks to Marina Mercier" at the top of their title pages. Beyond that, the new editions of both volumes feature more material, more pages, and major revisions to the mapping format. See also our review of the first edition of volume I.
Now available from T&H
Hickley, Catherine. The Munich Art Hoard: Hitler's Dealer and His Secret Legacy. London: Thames & Hudson, 2015
Forthcoming from Cornell
Esherick, Joseph and Matthew Combs (editors). 1943: China at the Crossroads. Forthcoming from Cornell University Press in October 2015
Marcus Looryaa sailor aboard the destroyer tender USS Dobbin at Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941died in California on 14 September at the age of 92.
Harris, Sir Arthur. Bomber Offensive. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1998
Now available from Bodley
Stargardt, Nicholas. The German War: A Nation Under Arms, 1939-45. London: Bodley Head, 2015
Update from Marc Rikmenspoel
Marc tells us Sunwheels and Siegrunen: Wiking, Nordland, Nederland and the Germanic Waffen-SS in Photographs, volume 1 remains on schedule for publication by Helion in mid-October.
Update from Robert Edwards
Bob tells us Tip of the Spear remains on schedule for publication by Stackpole in November.
Now available from Collins
Hastings, Max. The Secret War: Spies, Codes and Guerrillas, 1939-1945. London: Collins, 2015
Forthcoming from Amberley
Buckingham, Bill. Arnhem: The Battle of the Bridges. Forthcoming from Amberley Publishing in October 2015
Forthcoming from Palgrave
O'Sullivan, Adrian. Espionage and Counterintelligence in Occupied Persia (Iran): The Success of the Allied Secret Services, 1941-45. Forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company in October 2015
Now available from NIP
Sturma, Michael. Fremantle's Submarines: How Allied Submariners and Western Australians Helped to Win the War in the Pacific. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2015
Forthcoming from Atlantic
Holland, James. The War in the West: Volume 1: The Rise of Germany, 1939-1941. Forthcoming from Atlantic Monthly Press in October 2015
Happy 20th anniversary
We opened Stone & Stone Second World War Books on 15 September 1995, and today marks the twentieth anniversary of our existence on the Web. We offer thanks to all the authors, publishers, editors, booksellers, and visitors who have helped us with this site over our first two decades, and we look forward to providing daily doses of news and information about WWII-related books for many more years.
News from Chris Shores
"Just back from a couple of weeks' trip to New York, so here is a brief update on A History of the Mediterranean Air War, 1940-1945, volume three: Tunisia and the End in Africa, November 1942 - May 1943.
"We have completed the first draft and are into several weeks of 'polishing' to deal with all the queries, anomalies, gaps, etc in order to try and have a completed manuscript ready for Grub Street by the end of this year/start of 2016. It is hoped that we can then achieve a June/July 2016 publication to tie in with the major Duxford Air Show. We are then ready to press straight on with volume 4."
Now available from Helion
Ness, Leland S. Rikugun: Guide to Japanese Ground Forces 1937-1945, volume 2: Weapons of the Imperial Japanese Army and Navy Ground Forces. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2015
News from Colorado
Aberdeen Books plans to publish in mid-October Kursk: The Battle of Prokhorovka by Christopher Lawrence. Advertised as a staggering "almost 1700 pages," the book will include "29 fold-out maps, 94 maps in the text, 41 charts, graphs and diagrams, 166 tables, 194 statistical sheets covering each engagement, 100 separate sidebars of discussion, 66 German and Soviet commander biographies, and four photo sections with 289 photos."
Forthcoming from History Press
Hryniewicz, Bohdan. My Boyhood War: Warsaw 1944. Forthcoming from The History Press in October 2015
Niestle, Axel. German U-Boat Losses during World War II: Details of Destruction. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1998
Now available from Pen and Sword
Haarr, Geirr H. No Room for Mistakes: British and Allied Submarine Warfare 1939-1940. Barnsley, UK: Seaforth / Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2015
Now available from Missouri
Okerstrom, Dennis R. Dick Cole's War: Doolittle Pilot, Hump Raider, Air Commando. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2015
News from Casemate
It looks like Casemate is revving up the assembly line over the next couple of months, with new books on the way including these WWII titles:
Now available from Pen and Sword
Wynn, Kenneth. Men of the Battle of Britain. Barnsley, UK: Frontline / Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2015
Forthcoming from Morrow
Doyle, William. PT 109: An American Epic of War, Survival, and the Destiny of John F. Kennedy. Forthcoming from William Morrow and Company in October 2015
Now available from Schiffer
Jackson, Daniel. Famine, Sword, and Fire: The Liberation of Southwest China in World War II. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2015
Forthcoming from S & S
Waller, Douglas. Disciples: The World War II Missions of the CIA Directors Who Fought for Wild Bill Donovan. Forthcoming from Simon & Schuster in October 2015
News from the Netherlands
R.N. Sigmond, publisher of some excellent books on the battle at Arnhem bridge, later this month will be releasing Arnhem Bridge: Target Mike One: An Illustrated HIstory of the 1st Airlanding Light Regiment RA, 1942 - 1945 by Truesdale, Cornelissen, and Gerritsen.
Now available from Sussex
Moreno Julia, Xavier. Blue Division: Spanish Blood in Russia, 1941-1945. Eastbourne: Sussex Academic Press, 2015
Forthcoming from R and L
Woolfe jr, Raymond G. The Doomed Horsemen of Bataan: The Incredible Stand of the 26th Cavalry. Forthcoming from Rowman and Littlefield in December 2015
Forthcoming from Exisle
Newell, Reg. Pacific Star: 3NZ Division in the South Pacific in World War II. Forthcoming from Exisle Publishing in October 2015
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
Now available from Kansas
Whitewood, Peter. The Red Army and the Great Terror: Stalin's Purge of the Soviet Military. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2015
Forthcoming from Kentucky
Holl, Richard. Committed to Victory: The Kentucky Home Front during World War II. Forthcoming from University Press of Kentucky in October 2015
Now available from Stackpole
Balkoski, Joseph. The Last Roll Call: The 29th Infantry Division Victorious, 1945. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2015
Forthcoming from Tauris
Fevziu, Blendi and Robert Elsie. Enver Hoxha: The Iron Fist of Albania. Forthcoming from I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd in January 2016
War Diary reminder
Today seems like another 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 2 September 1945 standing out as a fairly important date.
Now available from Casemate
Napier, Stephen. The Armored Campaign in Normandy, June-August, 1944. Philadelphia: Casemate, 2015
War Diary reminder
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 1 September 1939 standing out as a fairly important date.
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