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Forthcoming from Schiffer
Mays, Terry M. Matterhorn: The Operational History of the US XX Bomber Command from India and China, 1944-1945. Forthcoming from Schiffer Publishing Ltd in July 2016
Forthcoming from Palgrave
Powell, Matthew. The Development of British Tactical Air Power, 1940-1943: A History of Army Co-operation Command. Forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company in July 2016
Now available from Helion
Filippenkov, Michael. Konev's Golgotha: Operation Typhoon Strikes the Soviet Western Front, October 1941. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2016
News from NIP
Naval Institute Press has announced it will be publishing a reprint of the classic Operation Menace: The Dakar Expedition and the Dudley North Affair by Arthur Marder next month.
Forthcoming from Potomac
Sullivan, Neil J. The Prometheus Bomb: The Manhattan Project and Government in the Dark. Forthcoming from Potomac Books Inc in December 2016
Now available from History Press
Paterson, Lawrence. Steel and Ice: The U-Boat Battle in the Arctic and Black Sea 1941-45. Stroud, UK: The History Press, 2016
Staff Sgt Daniel Thatcherwho participated in the Doolittle Raid in April 1942died 22 June in Montana at the age of 94, leaving only one remaining survivor of the operation.
Forthcoming from Bloomsbury
Kucherenko, Olga. Soviet Street Children and the Second World War: Welfare and Social Control under Stalin. Forthcoming from Bloomsbury in July 2016
War Diary reminder
It's a red letter day, so this seems like another good opportunity to remind everyone about our detailed day-by-day chronicle of the Second World War, now amounting to more than 63,000 entries and growing, with 22 June 1941 standing out as a fairly important date.
Forthcoming from Fonthill
Depending on who you ask, Michael James Melnyk's two-volume history of the SS Galician Division from Fonthill Media should be available in either July or November.
Forthcoming from Grub Street
Shores, Christopher et al. A History of the Mediterranean Air War, 1940-1945, volume three: Tunisia and the End in Africa, November 1942 - May 1943. Forthcoming from Grub Street in July 2016
Now available from R and L
Woolfe jr, Raymond G. The Doomed Horse Soldiers of Bataan: The Incredible Stand of the 26th Cavalry. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2016
Forthcoming from Dunne
Best, Nicholas. Seven Days of Infamy: Pearl Harbor around the World. Forthcoming from Thomas Dunne Books in November 2016
Forthcoming from McFarland
Vasey, Christopher. Nazi Intelligence Operations in Non-Occupied Territories: Espionage Efforts in the United States, Britain, South America and Southern Africa. Forthcoming from McFarland & Company, Inc in July 2016
Now available from Helion
Harrison, Richard W. (editor). The Berlin Operation, 1945. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2016
Now available from Berkley
Loftis, Larry. Into the Lion's Mouth: The True Story of Dusko Popov: World War II Spy, Patriot, and the Real-Life Inspiration for James Bond. New York: Berkley, 2016
Forthcoming from Stackpole
Roberts jr, Charles C. Armored Strike Force: The Photo History of the American 70th Tank Battalion in World War II. Forthcoming from Stackpole Books in July 2016
News from Da Capo
Da Capo Press has two WWII titles scheduled for publication in the third quarter of this year:
Now available from Illinois
Speiser, Peter. The British Army of the Rhine: Turning Nazi Enemies into Cold War Partners. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2016
News from Canada
J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing has shipped its latest book, The Struggle for Pomerania: The Last Defensive Battles in the East by Erich Murawski.
Forthcoming from Bantam
Hornfischer, James D. The Fleet at Flood Tide: America at Total War in the Pacific, 1944-1945. Forthcoming from Bantam in November 2016
Now available from HM
Hamilton, Nigel. Commander in Chief: FDR's Battle with Churchill, 1943. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2016
News from Kansas
University Press of Kansas has announced four new WWII-related titles scheduled for publication between now and the end of the year:
Forthcoming from OUP
Dallek, Matthew. Defenseless Under the Night: The Roosevelt Years and the Origins of Homeland Security. Forthcoming from Oxford University Press in July 2016
War Diary reminder
It's a red letter day, so this seems like another good opportunity to remind everyone about our detailed day-by-day chronicle of the Second World War, now amounting to more than 63,000 entries and growing, with 6 June 1944 standing out as a fairly important date.
We've updated our Recommended Reading page to reflect our latest suggestions for books that deserve an extra measure of attention.
Norman Coliverwho served on MacArthur's Intelligence staff in the Southwest Pacific and waded ashore with the general at Leytedied on 1 June in California at the age of 97.
Now available from Casemate
Paillole, Paul. The Spy in Hitler's Inner Circle: Hans-Thilo Schmidt and the Intelligence Network that Decoded Enigma. Philadelphia: Casemate, 2016
Bartsch, William H. Victory Fever on Guadalcanal: Japan's First Land Defeat of World War II. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2014
Now available from Canada
Byers, Daniel. Zombie Army: Canada, the Canadian Army, and Conscription in the Second World War. Vancouver, BC: University of British Columbia Press, 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 63,000 entries and growing, with 4 June 1942 standing out as a fairly important date.
Forthcoming from Regnery
Yenne, Bill. Panic in the Pacific: How America Prepared for the West Coast Invasion. Forthcoming from Regnery Publishing, Inc in November 2016
Jane Fawcett, born Janet Caroline Hugheswho worked at Bletchley Park during the war and played an important role in providing information that led to the sinking of the Kriegsmarine's battleship Bismarck in May 1941died on 21 May at the age of 95.
Forthcoming from NAL
Prados, John. Storm Over Leyte: The Philippine Invasion and the Destruction of the Japanese Navy. Forthcoming from New American Library in July 2016
Now available from Da Capo
Lyman, Robert. Among the Headhunters: An Extraordinary World War II Story of Survival in the Burmese Jungle. New York: Da Capo Press, 2016
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