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Forthcoming from Frontline / Pen and Sword Books
Moberg, Stig H. Gunfire: British Artillery in World War II. Forthcoming from Frontline / Pen and Sword Books Ltd in March 2017
Forthcoming from Amber
Hart, Stephen A. Russian Tanks of World War II. Forthcoming from Amber Books in March 2017
Forthcoming from Big Sky
Doneley, Bob. Toowoomba to Torokina: The 25th Battalion in Peace and War, 1918-1945. Forthcoming from Big Sky Publishing in March 2017
Now available from Viking
Rees, Laurence. The Holocaust. London: Viking, 2017
Kursk, part 1: Forthcoming from Arcturus
Matthews, Rupert. Kursk: The World's Greatest Tank Battle. Forthcoming from Arcturus Publishing Ltd in March 2017
Kursk, part 2: Forthcoming from Osprey
Forczyk, Robert. Kursk 1943: The Southern Front. Forthcoming from Osprey Publishing in March 2017
Kriebel, Colonel Rainer and the U.S. Army Intelligence Service. Edited by Bruce Gudmundsson. Inside the Afrika Korps: The Crusader Battles, 1941-1942. Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, PA 1999
Forthcoming from Canada
Restayn, Jean. The Three Battles of Vitebsk, volume 1. Forthcoming from J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc in March 2017
Jean-Yves Marywho has already written some quality books about the Maginot Line and the 1940 German invasionhas produced another. Memorial de la Bataille de France, volume 1: Du 8 au 21 Mai 1940 from Editions Heimdal is a detailed day-by-day, unit-by-unit chronology of the defense of France.
Forthcoming from History Press
Roberts, Jerry. Lorenz: Breaking Hitler's Top Secret Code at Bletchley Park. Forthcoming from The History Press in March 2017
Forthcoming from Amber
Newdick, Thomas. Japanese Aircraft of World War II. Forthcoming from Amber Books in March 2017
Now available from Columbia
Wilson, Sandra et al. Japanese War Criminals: The Politics of Justice After the Second World War. New York: Columbia University Press, 2017
Forthcoming from P&S
Wragg, David. Operation Sealion: Hitler's Invasion Plan for Britain. Forthcoming from Pen and Sword Books Ltd in March 2017
Towards a Wider War: British Strategic Decision-Making and Military Effectiveness in Scandinavia, 1939-40 by Joseph Moretz is now available from Helion & Company.
Forthcoming from HM
Ohler, Norman. Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany. Forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin in March 2017
Brunhilde Pomselwho worked as secretary to Joseph Goebbels from 1942 until the end of the war, was captured by Soviet troops in the bunker under the Reich Chancellery, and served five years in Soviet prison campsdied in Munich on 27 January at the age of 106.
Rospond, Vincent W. The Polish Army in 1939. Point Pleasant, NJ: Winged Hussar Publishing, 2017
News from Annapolis
It looks like NIP is cranking up the ol' printing press, with several new WWII titles in the works for publication over the next four months. Here are the ones that caught our attention:
Robert Michela GI with the US 9th Infantry Division who was awarded two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart during service in France, Belgium, and Germany, and later served in the US House of Representatives for 38 years, including 14 years as House Republican leaderdied in Virginia on 17 February at the age of 93.
Tucker-Jones, Anthony. Slaughter on the Eastern Front: Hitler and Stalin's War 1941-1945. Forthcoming from The History Press in May 2017
Boyd, Andrew. The Royal Navy in Eastern Waters: Linchpin of Victory 1935-1942. Forthcoming from Seaforth / Pen & Sword in March 2017
Now available from Bloomsbury
Knowles, Christopher. Winning the Peace: The British in Occupied Germany, 1945-1948. London: Bloomsbury, 2017
Forthcoming from HUP
Remy, Steven P. The Malmedy Massacre: The War Crimes Trial Controversy. Forthcoming from Harvard University Press in March 2017
Now available from Stackpole
Lehrman, Lewis E. Churchill, Roosevelt & Company: Studies in Character and Statecraft. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2017
Forthcoming from McFarland
Johns, Jim. Reassessing Pearl Harbor: Scapegoats, a False Hero and the Myth of Surprise Attack. Forthcoming from McFarland & Company, Inc in March 2017
Roger Boasan artillery forward observer with the US 4th Armored Division who was awarded a Silver Star and a Bronze Star, later became active in California politics, and wrote his memoir of wartime service in 2015died in California on 10 February at the age of 95.
Now available from Schiffer
Afiero, Massimiliano. The 7th Waffen-SS Volunteer Gebirgs (Mountain) Division Prinz Eugen: An Illustrated History. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2017
Forthcoming from Skyhorse
Oliver, Dennis. Death Ride of the Panzers: German Armor and the Retreat in the West, 1944-45. Forthcoming from Skyhorse Publishing in November 2017
All Stalingrad, all the time
Just in case you don't have enough books about Stalingrad yet, three more are in the pipeline for publication within the next month or two:
Lewis, Tom. The Empire Strikes South: Japan's Air War Against Northern Australia, 1942-45. Kent Town, Australia: Avonmore Books, 2017
During the war it was a Portuguese territory on the coast of China....
Gunn, Geoffrey C. Wartime Macau: Under the Japanese Shadow. Forthcoming from Hong Kong University Press in March 2017
Now available from Bloomsbury
Wheatley, Ben. British Intelligence and Hitler's Empire in the Soviet Union, 1941-1945. London: Bloomsbury, 2017
The bell tolls for Papa
The latest book about Ernest Hemingway's WWII exploitsWriter, Sailor, Soldier, Spy: Ernest Hemingway's Secret Adventures by Nicholas Reynoldsis due from Morrow in March.
Looking for books on a particular wartime 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 Ernest Hemingway's WWII years.
News from CUP
Cambridge University Press has three new WWII titles on the schedule for publication during the next two months:
Now available from NAL
George, Denise and Robert Child. The Lost Eleven: The Forgotten Story of Black American Soldiers Brutally Massacred in World War II. New York: New American Library, 2017
Forthcoming from P&S
Kavalerchik, Boris and Lev Lopukhovsky. The Price of Victory: The Red Army's Casualties in the Great Patriotic War. Forthcoming from Pen and Sword Books Ltd in June 2017
Now available from UPK
Holmes, Larry E. Stalin's World War II Evacuations: Triumph and Troubles in Kirov. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2017
Forthcoming from OUP
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 Helion
Rogers, David. Britain's Civilian Armies in World War II: The Fight on the Home Front. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2017
Forthcoming from Amberley
Jowett, Philip S. The Bitter Peace: Conflict in China, 1928-37. Forthcoming from Amberley Publishing in March 2017
Gardner, W.J.R. Decoding History: The Battle of the Atlantic and Ultra. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1999
Forthcoming from Cornell
Barnes, Dayna L. Architects of Occupation: American Experts and Planning for Postwar Japan. Forthcoming from Cornell University Press in March 2017
A child and a teenager
Now available from Ohio University Press:
Flying in from Oklahoma
Bechthold, Mike. Flying to Victory: Raymond Collishaw and the Western Desert Campaign, 1940-1941. Forthcoming from University of Oklahoma Press in March 2017
The Polish Army arrives
Vincent Rospond tells us the printer has delivered The Polish Army in 1939 and it is now available from Winged Hussar.
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