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Book review
31 July 2016

Dingman, Roger. Ghost of War: The Sinking of the Awa Maru and Japanese American Relations, 1945-1995. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1997

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30 July 2016

Thanks to the arrival of a new must-have title, we've updated our Recommended Reading page, which is where we display books we think deserve an extra measure of attention.

Forthcoming from P & S
30 July 2016

Caravaggio, Angelo. 21 Days in Normandy: Maj. Gen. George Kitching and the 4th Canadian Armoured Division. Forthcoming from Pen & Sword Books Ltd in August 2016

Forthcoming from Tauris
30 July 2016

Wichhart, Stefanie. Britain, Egypt and Iraq During World War II: The Decline of Imperial Power in the Middle East. Forthcoming from I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd in November 2016

News from Spain
29 July 2016

Abteilung 502 of Logrono, Spain, seems to specialize in paints and brushes for modeling, but they have now published a book about Panther tanks, distributed in the US by Stevens International:

Macdougall, Roddy and Martin Block. Panther: External Appearance & Design Changes. Logrono, Spain: Abteilung 502, 2016

Now available from Kentucky
29 July 2016

Higham, Robin and Stephen J. Harris (editors). Why Air Forces Fail: The Anatomy of Defeat. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2016. (Revised and expanded edition)

Forthcoming from Exisle
29 July 2016

Robinson, Stephen. False Flags: Disguised German Raiders of World War II. Forthcoming from Exisle Publishing in August 2016

Now available from OUP
28 July 2016

Dallek, Matthew. Defenseless Under the Night: The Roosevelt Years and the Origins of Homeland Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016

Forthcoming from Amberley
28 July 2016

Hooiveld, Jelle. Dutch Courage: Special Forces in the Netherlands 1944-45. Forthcoming from Amberley Publishing in August 2016

Forthcoming from Casemate
27 July 2016

Van Lunteren, Frank. Spearhead of the Fifth Army: The 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment in Italy, from the Winter Line to Anzio. Forthcoming from Casemate in November 2016

News from McFarland
26 July 2016

Our friends at McFarland in North Carolina remain busy, with two new WWII titles hitting the shelves:

Now available from Stackpole
26 July 2016

Hallas, James H. Uncommon Valor on Iwo Jima: The Story of the Medal of Honor Winners in the Marine Corps' Bloodiest Battle of World War II. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2016

Forthcoming from Routledge
25 July 2016

Jones, Kevin. Intelligence, Command and Military Operations: The Eighth Army Campaign in Italy, 1943-45. Forthcoming from Routledge in December 2016

Book review
24 July 2016

Urwin, Gregory J. W. Facing Fearful Odds: The Siege of Wake Island. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1997

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News from Helion
23 July 2016

The team in Solihull has released two new WWII titles:

Check our Helion page for more information about titles on their publication schedule.

Now available from Murray
22 July 2016

Milton, Giles. The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare: Churchill's Mavericks: Plotting Hitler's Defeat. London: John Murray Publishers Ltd, 2016

Forthcoming from Chartwell
21 July 2016

Chasseaud, Peter. Mapping the Second World War: The History of the War through Maps from 1939 to 1945. Forthcoming from Chartwell in August 2016

News from SB
20 July 2016

Savas Beatie continues to project a publication date sometime this fall for the long-awaited German Ground Forces of World War II: Complete Orders of Battle for Army Groups, Armies, Army Corps, and Other Commands of the Wehrmacht and Waffen SS, September 1, 1939, to May 8, 1945 by William T. McCroden and Thomas Nutter.

Now available from Kansas
20 July 2016

Rigg, Bryan Mark. The Rabbi Saved by Hitler's Soldiers: Rebbe Joseph Isaac Schneersohn and His Astonishing Rescue. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2016

Forthcoming from Bloomsbury
20 July 2016

Wheatley, Ben. British Intelligence and Hitler's Empire in the Soviet Union, 1941-1945. Forthcoming from Bloomsbury in January 2017

War Diary reminder
20 July 2016

This seems like a 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 20 July 1944 standing out as a fairly important date.

Forthcoming from Stackpole
19 July 2016

Baumer, Robert W. Old Hickory: The American 30th Infantry Division in World War II. Forthcoming from Stackpole Books in August 2016

Now available from NAL
18 July 2016

Prados, John. Storm Over Leyte: The Philippine Invasion and the Destruction of the Japanese Navy. New York: New American Library, 2016

Forthcoming from CUP
16 July 2016

Hill, Alexander. The Red Army and the Second World War. Forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in August 2016

Now available from Yale
15 July 2016

Shepherd, Ben. Hitler's Soldiers: The German Army in the Third Reich. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2016

Now available from Missouri
15 July 2016

Alvarez, Jose E. The Spanish Foreign Legion in the Spanish Civil War, 1936. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2016

News from London
14 July 2016

Despite other changes in the UK, A History of the Mediterranean Air War, 1940-1945, volume three: Tunisia and the End in Africa, November 1942 - May 1943 by Chris Shores and his team has been released by Grub Street as planned. Availability on the other side of the Atlantic should follow within the next month or two.

Forthcoming from NAL
13 July 2016

Brady, Tim. His Father's Son: The Life of General Ted Roosevelt, Jr.. Forthcoming from New American Library in January 2017

Forthcoming from UBC Press
12 July 2016

Granatstein, J.L. The Weight of Command. Forthcoming from University of British Columbia Press in August 2016

12 July 2016

We're always pleased to receive catalogs from T. Cadman WW2 Books—filled as they are with tons of excellent items for sale—and the latest, Catalogue #147, is now in our hands.

Now available from Helion
11 July 2016

Yerger, Mark. Totenkopf: The Structure, Development and Personalities of the 3.SS-Panzer-Division, Volume II. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2016

Now available from Casemate
9 July 2016

Bergstrom, Christer. Operation Barbarossa 1941: Hitler against Stalin. Philadelphia: Casemate, 2016

Forthcoming from Kansas
8 July 2016

Glantz, David. The Battle for Belorussia: The Red Army's Forgotten Campaign of October 1943 - April 1944. Forthcoming from University Press of Kansas in November 2016

Forthcoming from Manchester
7 July 2016

Tsoutsoumpis, Spiros. A History of the Greek Resistance in the Second World War: The People's Armies. Forthcoming from Manchester University Press in August 2016

News from McFarland
6 July 2016

McFarland & Company has published two interesting new books about POWs:

Forthcoming from OUP
5 July 2016

Ball, Simon. Alamein. Forthcoming from Oxford University Press in August 2016

Forthcoming from Simon & Schuster
4 July 2016

Twomey, Steve. Countdown to Pearl Harbor: The Twelve Days to the Attack. Forthcoming from Simon & Schuster in November 2016

In memoriam
4 July 2016

Elie Wiesel—a Holocaust survivor who went on to write more than fifty books, fight against oppression around the world, and win the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986—died 2 July in New York at the age of 87.

Now available from Helion
2 July 2016

Benbow, Tim. Operation Dynamo: The Evacuation from Dunkirk, May-June 1940. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2016

News from Australia
1 July 2016

Leaping Horseman has announced publication of After Stalingrad: Seven Years as a Soviet Prisoner of War, the second volume of Adelbert Holl's WWII memoirs, covering his "final hours in Stalingrad, his capture, the march into captivity and his subsequent 7-year odyssey through the Soviet POW system."


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