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The Red Army arrives
31 December 2016

As anticipated, Cambridge University Press published Alexander Hill's The Red Army and the Second World War today, just ahead of the new year.


Forthcoming from Columbia
31 December 2016

Wilson, Sandra et al. Japanese War Criminals: The Politics of Justice After the Second World War. Forthcoming from Columbia University Press in January 2017


Forthcoming from Stackpole
31 December 2016

Lehrman, Lewis E. Churchill, Roosevelt & Company: Studies in Character and Statecraft. Forthcoming from Stackpole Books in January 2017


The Polish Army goes to the printer
30 December 2016

Vincent Rospond of Winged Hussar tells us The Polish Army in 1939 is due to see the light of day next month:

"The book will finally be at the printers next week. It should be available by January 21st. It took a little longer than we wanted to get it to press, but I think the end product is very good."


Forthcoming from NAL
30 December 2016

George, Denise and Robert Child. The Lost Eleven: The Forgotten Story of Black American Soldiers Brutally Massacred in World War II. Forthcoming from New American Library in January 2017


Now available from OUP
29 December 2016

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


Recommended
29 December 2016

As always, when we discover books that deserve an extra measure of attention, we try to highlight them on our Recommended Reading page, which we've updated today.


Tank vs tank
29 December 2016

Schiffer Publishing plans to release in January For Want of a Gun: The Sherman Tank Scandal of WWII by Christian M. DeJohn and Kampfpanzer Maus: The Porsche Type 205 Super-Heavy Tank by Michael Frohlich. No mention of a Maus vs Sherman demolition derby....


News from FML
28 December 2016

For January, Fonthill Media Limited has scheduled publication of several WWII-related titles, including these four:


Now available from Hippocrene
27 December 2016

Knab, Sophie Hodorowicz. Wearing the Letter P: Polish Women as Forced Laborers in Nazi Germany, 1939-1945. New York: Hippocrene Books, Inc, 2016


Forthcoming from Viking
26 December 2016

Rees, Laurence. The Holocaust. Forthcoming from Viking in January 2017


Book review
25 December 2016

Le Tissier, Tony. Race for the Reichstag: The 1945 Battle for Berlin. London: Frank Cass, 1999

Read our review


From the halls of Montezuma: Now available from Dunne
24 December 2016

Haskew, Michael E. The Marines in World War II. New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2016


News from Amberley
23 December 2016

Amberley Publishing has scheduled a slate of WWII-related titles for publication in April, including these:


Now available from Berghahn
22 December 2016

Lehnstaedt, Stephan. Occupation in the East: The Daily Lives of German Occupiers in Warsaw and Minsk, 1939-1944. New York: Berghahn Books, 2016


Forthcoming from St Martin's Press
22 December 2016

Dando-Collins, Stephen. The Big Break: The Greatest American WWII POW Escape Story Never Told. Forthcoming from St Martin's Press in January 2017


Now available from Potomac
21 December 2016

Sullivan, Neil J. The Prometheus Bomb: The Manhattan Project and Government in the Dark. Lincoln, Nebraska: Potomac Books Inc, 2016


Subject matters
21 December 2016

Looking for books on a particular subject? Our Stone & Stone bibliographies contain more than 5000 individual WWII topics on file, all completely cross-referenced with links to related subjects, and each one packed with relevant books. You can also use the "Quick-Finder" feature in the upper left of any of our pages (select "subject" from the pop-up menu) to search for specific topics.

For an example of our bibliographies, take a look at our page for the Manhattan Project and the atomic bomb.


Forthcoming from HUP
21 December 2016

Peri, Alexis. The War Within: Diaries from the Siege of Leningrad. Forthcoming from Harvard University Press in January 2017


Waffen-SS divisions from Schiffer
20 December 2016

Schiffer Publishing Ltd continues to release books on Waffen-SS divisions by Massimiliano Afiero, with two already available and at least three more on the way:


Leandoer
20 December 2016

Leandoer Forlag of Sweden—formerly Leandoer & Eckholm—is now distributing its English-language WWII titles in North America through—of course!—Leandoer Books North America.


The Empire Strikes South
19 December 2016

Tom Lewis—co-author of the well-regarded Carrier Attack: Darwin 1942—will have his new book—The Empire Strikes South: Japan's Air War Against Northern Australia 1942-45—published by Avonmore Books in January 2017.


Now available from Helion
19 December 2016

Morisi, Paolo. The Folgore Parachute Division: North African Operations 1940-43. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2016


Book review
18 December 2016

Stewart, Andrew. The First Victory: The Second World War and the East Africa Campaign. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2016

Read our review


Walter White goes to Berlin
17 December 2016

Already available in Germany and the UK, Norman Ohler's Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany—a ground-breaking investigation into the use of cocaine, heroin, morphine, speedballs, and especially meth by everyone from the hausfrau to the landser to the Fuehrer—will be available in the US from Houghton-Mifflin in March 2017.


On a related note: Forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan
17 December 2016

Timpe, Julia. Nazi-Organized Recreation and Entertainment in the Third Reich. Forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company in January 2017


Now available from PeKo
17 December 2016

Barnaky, Peter. World War Two Photobook Series, volume 11: Panther on the Battlefield 2. Keszthely, Hungary: PeKo Publishing, 2016


News from Mike Bechthold
16 December 2016

Author Mike Bechthold sent us information about his upcoming book, Flying to Victory: Raymond Collishaw and the Western Desert Campaign, 1940-1941, which is due from University of Oklahoma Press in March 2017:

"Canadian-born flying ace Raymond Collishaw (1893-1976) served in Britain's air forces for twenty-eight years. As a pilot in World War I he was credited with sixty-one confirmed kills on the Western Front. When World War II began in 1939, Air Commodore Collishaw commanded a Royal Air Force group in Egypt. It was in Egypt and Libya in 1940-41, during Britain's Western Desert campaign, that he demonstrated the tenets of an effective air-ground cooperation system. Flying to Victory examines Raymond Collishaw's contribution to the British system of tactical air support—a pattern of operations that eventually became standard in the Allied air forces and proved to be a key factor in the Allied victory."


Recommended Reading
16 December 2016

In the waning weeks of the year we're receiving new books at an accelerated pace, including some especially noteworthy titles. As always, when we discover books that deserve an extra measure of attention, we try to highlight them on our Recommended Reading page, which we've updated today.


Now available from Sterling
16 December 2016

Darling, Ian. Heroes in the Skies: American Aviators in World War II. New York: Sterling Publishing, 2016


Forthcoming from Ohio
16 December 2016

Lanzing, Fred. For Freddy, Camp Life Is Heaven: A Childhood in the Dutch East Indies, 1933-1946. Forthcoming from Ohio University Press in January 2017


Forthcoming from NIP
15 December 2016

Grooss, Poul. The Naval War in the Baltic, 1939-1945. Forthcoming from Naval Institute Press in June 2017


Doom
14 December 2016

Helion & Company informs us via email—thank you very much—that Doomed before the Start: The Allied Intervention in Norway 1940, Volume 1: The Road to Invasion and Early Moves by Niall Cherry has been published and is now available.

The second volume is currently due to be released in June 2017.


Forthcoming from Chicago
14 December 2016

Thomas, Gordon. Shadow Warriors of World War II: The Daring Women of the OSS and SOE. Forthcoming from Chicago Review Press in January 2017


In memoriam
14 December 2016

Roman A. Braunfeld—born in Poland in 1925, taken as a slave laborer by the Nazis in 1939, transferred to Auschwitz-Birkenau and tattooed with B 4776, marched to Gleiwitz, transported to Buchenwald, and liberated in April 1945, weighing sixty pounds—died on 10 December in California at the age of 91.


Forthcoming from OUP
13 December 2016

Frieser, Karl-Heinz. Germany and the Second World War, volume 8: The Eastern Front, 1943-1944: The War in the East and on the Neighbouring Fronts. Forthcoming from Oxford University Press in March 2017


Now available from Pegasus
13 December 2016

Mort, Terry. Hemingway at War: Ernest Hemingway's Adventures as a World War II Correspondent. New York: Pegasus Books, 2016


Now available from HUP
12 December 2016

Carruthers, Susan. The Good Occupation: American Soldiers and the Hazards of Peace. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2016


Book review
11 December 2016

Dick, C. J. Decisive and Indecisive Military Operations, volume 1: From Victory to Stalemate: The Western Front, Summer 1944. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2016

Read our review


Now available from Helion
10 December 2016

Schneider, Wolfgang. Tigers in Combat III. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2016


Forthcoming from NAL
9 December 2016

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


In memoriam
9 December 2016

John Glenn—USMC fighter pilot with 59 combat missions in the South Pacific, astronaut, and US senator—died on 8 December in Ohio at the age of 95.


Can't get enough of that Stalingrad
8 December 2016

For readers for whom the five-volume Stalingrad "trilogy" by Col. David Glantz wasn't sufficient, University Press of Kansas has scheduled a new book from him on the same topic. His upcoming Stalingrad, actually a one-volume abridgment of his multi-thousand-page work, is due in March 2017.


Subject matters
8 December 2016

Looking for books on a particular subject? Our Stone & Stone bibliographies contain more than 5000 individual WWII topics on file, all completely cross-referenced with links to related subjects, and each one packed with relevant books. You can also use the "Quick-Finder" feature in the upper left of any of our pages (select "subject" from the pop-up menu) to search for specific topics.

For an example of our bibliographies, take a look at our page for the air raid on Pearl Harbor in 1941.


Recommended
8 December 2016

Some books deserve an extra measure of attention, and we try to highlight them on our Recommended Reading page, which we've updated today.


Now available from Morrow
7 December 2016

Stratton, Donald with Ken Gire. All the Gallant Men: An American Sailor's Firsthand Account of Pearl Harbor. New York: William Morrow and Company, 2016


Now available from Dunne
7 December 2016

Best, Nicholas. Seven Days of Infamy: Pearl Harbor around the World. New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2016


War Diary
7 December 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 7 December 1941 standing out as a fairly important date.

As always, please contact us if you can offer any corrections, clarifications, or additions to our War Diary database.


Armies from Cambridge
6 December 2016

Cambridge University Press is currently working on its Armies of the Second World War series of books to complement its existing Armies of the Great War series. The first volume of the new series, The Red Army and the Second World War by Alexander Hill, is scheduled for publication in February 2017. [Addendum on 9 December: The author tells us publication has been updated to 31 December 2016.]

At this point CUP seems to have three other armies, titles, and authors tabbed, but without firm publication dates:


Belorussia - Byelorussia - Belarus - White Russia: Now available from Helion
5 December 2016

Harrison, Richard W. Operation Bagration, 23 June-29 August 1944: The Rout of the German Forces in Belorussia. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2016


Now available from MTW
5 December 2016

Ward, Chris and Grzegorz Korcz. 300 Squadron. Pudsey, UK: Mention the War Ltd., 2016


Book review
4 December 2016

Cressman, Robert J. The Official Chronology of the U.S. Navy in World War II. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2000

Read our review


News from Barnsley
3 December 2016

Not many publishers can match Pen and Sword for sheer volume of WWII output, and—as usual—they've released a ton of fresh titles within the last couple of weeks. Here are a few of the new items, with an emphasis on books that captured our attention:


Now available from Regnery
2 December 2016

Yenne, Bill. Panic in the Pacific: How America Prepared for a West Coast Invasion. Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing, Inc, 2016


Forthcoming from Bloomsbury
2 December 2016

Folly, Martin H. New Order Diplomacy: The Axis in International Affairs, 1939-45. Forthcoming from Bloomsbury in April 2017


Back in the USSR, part one
1 December 2016

University Press of Kansas tells us the latest opus from Col. David Glantz, The Battle for Belorussia: The Red Army's Forgotten Campaign of October 1943 - April 1944, is in stock and available for shipment right now. Weighing in at more than 700 pages, this looks like it will be another important volume in his ongoing work on the Russo-German War.


Back in the USSR, part two
1 December 2016

Meanwhile, J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing has announced The Three Battles of Vitebsk, volume 1 by Jean Restayn (dealing with part of the larger campaign covered in The Battle for Belorussia) is scheduled for publication at the end of January 2017.

According to JJFP, the first of three "Battles of Vitebsk" volumes will include the fighting from September to December 1943 in 200 pages with 215 photographs (many full page), 32 pages of color profiles and figures, two tables of German armor strengths, six pages of German and Soviet OBs, and six black and white maps plus a large, removable, full-color fold-out map showing the Vitebsk battle area.

 

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