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Now available from OUP
30 September 2016

Roy, Kaushik. India and World War II: War, Armed Forces and Society, 1939-1945. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016


Forthcoming from Fonthill
30 September 2016

Melnyk, Michael James. The History of the Galician Division of the Waffen SS, volume 1: On the Eastern Front: April 1943 to July 1944. Forthcoming from Fonthill Media Limited in October 2016

Melnyk, Michael James. The History of the Galician Division of the Waffen SS, volume 2: Stalin's Nemesis. Forthcoming from Fonthill Media Limited in October 2016


Forthcoming from CUP
30 September 2016

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


News from Kansas
29 September 2016

In case anyone has forgotten, University Press of Kansas has some heavy hitters lined up for October and November:


Now available from Knopf
28 September 2016

Lelyveld, Joseph. His Final Battle: The Last Months of Franklin Roosevelt. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2016


Forthcoming from Stackpole
28 September 2016

Diamond, Jon. First Blood in North Africa: Operation Torch and the U.S. Campaign in Africa in WWII. Forthcoming from Stackpole Books in May 2017


Recommended
27 September 2016

We use our Recommended Reading list to highlight books we believe deserve an extra measure of attention, and this morning we updated that page to include a new release everyone should know about.


Forthcoming from Bantam
27 September 2016

Hornfischer, James D. The Fleet at Flood Tide: America at Total War in the Pacific, 1944-1945. Forthcoming from Bantam in October 2016


Now available from Conway
26 September 2016

Bull, Stephen. Churchill's Army, 1939-1945: The Men, Machines, and Organisation. London: Conway, 2016


Book review
25 September 2016

Mansoor, Peter R. The GI Offensive in Europe: The Triumph of American Infantry Divisions, 1941-1945. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1999

Read our review


Forthcoming from Potomac
24 September 2016

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 McFarland
23 September 2016

Burns, Gary. Shipmates: The Men of LCS 52 in World War II. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2016


Now available from Panzerwrecks
22 September 2016

Archer, Lee and Kamen Nevenkin. Panzerwrecks, volume 20: Ostfront 3. Heathfield, Sussex: Panzerwrecks, 2015


In memoriam
22 September 2016

Tom Tomasi—a USAAF pilot who flew P-38 fighter missions in the Pacific in 1945—died in California on 16 September at the age of 92.


News from England
21 September 2016

Osprey Publishing continues to crank out books every month, and it looks like October will see an especially large output of WWII-related items, including these new titles:

  • Forczyk, Robert. We March Against England: Operation Sealion and German Air-Sea Actions against Great Britain, 1940-41. Forthcoming from Osprey Publishing in October 2016

  • Hooton, E.R. War over the Steppes: The Air Campaigns on the Eastern Front 1941-45. Forthcoming from Osprey Publishing in October 2016

  • Anderson, Thomas. The History of the Panzerwaffe Volume 2: 1943-1945. Forthcoming from Osprey Publishing in October 2016

  • Stille, Mark. Malaya and Singapore 1941-42: The Fall of Britain's Empire in the East. Forthcoming from Osprey Publishing in October 2016

  • Forthcoming from OUP
    20 September 2016

    Bohler, Jochen. The Waffen-SS: A European History. Forthcoming from Oxford University Press in December 2016


    Forthcoming from Basic
    19 September 2016

    Fritzsche, Peter. An Iron Wind: Europe Under Hitler. Forthcoming from Basic Books in October 2016


    Now available from Grub Street
    17 September 2016

    Lush, Peter. Winged Chariot: A Complete Account of the RAF's Support Role during the Victorious Commando Raid on St Nazaire. London: Grub Street, 2016


    Forthcoming from Da Capo
    16 September 2016

    McGaugh, Scott. Honor Before Glory: The Epic World War II Story of the Japanese American GIs Who Rescued the Lost Battalion. Forthcoming from Da Capo Press in October 2016


    Happy 21st anniversary
    15 September 2016

    We opened Stone & Stone Second World War Books on 15 September 1995, and today marks the twenty-first 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 during our first years, and we look forward to providing daily doses of news and information about WWII-related books for many more years.


    Forthcoming from McFarland
    15 September 2016

    Johns, Jim. Reassessing Pearl Harbor: Scapegoats, a False Hero and the Myth of Surprise Attack. Forthcoming from McFarland & Company, Inc in January 2017


    Now available from History Press
    14 September 2016

    Hamlyn Williams, Philip. War on Wheels: The Mechanisation of the British Army in the Second World War. Stroud, UK: The History Press, 2016


    News from Annapolis
    13 September 2016

    Naval Institute Press is reprinting one of the most important books about naval aspects of the war, The Official Chronology of the U.S. Navy in World War II by Robert J. Cressman. This softcover edition—unlike the hardcover 2000 edition—includes an index. Scheduled for publication in October.


    Now available from Atlantic
    13 September 2016

    Clark, Lloyd. Blitzkrieg: Myth, Reality, and Hitler's Lightning War: France 1940. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2016


    Forthcoming from Routledge
    12 September 2016

    Kaminsky, Arnold P. Propaganda and Political Warfare in South Asia: India and Anglo-American Relations during WWII. Forthcoming from Routledge in October 2016


    Cadman
    12 September 2016

    Tom Cadman continues to mail his very nice printed catalogs, with #148 newly arrived here. As always, very much worth a look for a fine assortment of secondhand WWII books for sale at quite reasonable prices.


    Book review
    11 September 2016

    Dunn, Landon A. and Timothy J. Ryan. Axis Diplomats in American Custody: The Housing of Enemy Representatives and Their Exchange for American Counterparts, 1941-1945. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2016

    Read our review


    News from Oz
    10 September 2016

    Leaping Horseman Books has announced publication of its latest title, Iron Cross Brigade: The Story of Werner Gosel and Sturmgeschutz Abteilung 244. Gosel served at Stalingrad and Kursk before being captured by the Soviets at Bobruisk and held for five years.


    Forthcoming from Chicago
    9 September 2016

    Giffard, Hermione. Making Jet Engines in World War II: Britain, Germany, and the United States. Forthcoming from University of Chicago Press in October 2016


    War Diary reminder
    9 September 2016

    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 9 September 1943 standing out as a fairly important date.


    Now available from State House
    8 September 2016

    Mims, James W. From Midland to Mindanao: Reminiscences of the War in the Pacific. Abilene, TX: State House Press, 2016


    News from Savas Beatie
    7 September 2016

    Its projected fall publication date has slipped away, and Savas Beatie now says "we are looking at early next year" for release of 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.


    Forthcoming from History Press
    7 September 2016

    Mitchelhill-Green, David. Tobruk 1942: Rommel and the Defeat of the Allies. Forthcoming from The History Press in October 2016


    Now available from PublicAffairs
    6 September 2016

    Williams, Susan. Spies in the Congo: America's Atomic Mission in World War II. New York: PublicAffairs, 2016


    Forthcoming from Bloomsbury
    5 September 2016

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


    Book review
    4 September 2016

    Beyer, Kenneth M. Q-Ships versus U-Boats: America's Secret Project. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1999

    Read our review


    Forthcoming from Pelican
    3 September 2016

    Bradle, William R. The Daring World War II Raid on Ploesti. Forthcoming from Pelican Publishing Company in October 2016


    Now available from Schiffer
    2 September 2016

    Afiero, Massimiliano. The 23rd Waffen SS Volunteer Panzer Grenadier Division Nederland: An Illustrated History. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2016


    Forthcoming from Collins
    2 September 2016

    Miner, Steven Merritt. The Furies Unleashed: The Soviet Peoples at War 1941-1945. Forthcoming from Collins in April 2017


    War Diary reminder
    2 September 2016

    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 2 September 1945 standing out as a fairly important date.


    Forthcoming from FDUP
    1 September 2016

    Conti, Flavio G. and Alan R. Perry. Italian Prisoners of War in Pennsylvania: Allies on the Home Front, 1944-1945. Forthcoming from Fairleigh Dickinson University Press in October 2016


    War Diary reminder
    1 September 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 1 September 1939 standing out as a fairly important date.

     

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