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Forthcoming from McFarland
31 March 2017

Newell, Reg. Operation Squarepeg: The Allied Invasion of the Green Islands, February 1944. Forthcoming from McFarland & Company, Inc in June 2017

You say Macau, I say Macao
30 March 2017

Wartime Macau: Under the Japanese Shadow, edited by Geoffrey C. Gunn, is now available from Hong Kong University Press.

Forthcoming from Pen and Sword
30 March 2017

Williams, Martin. From Warsaw to Rome: General Anders' Exiled Polish Army in the Second World War. Forthcoming from Pen and Sword Books Ltd in April 2017

Now available from Morrow
29 March 2017

Reynolds, Nicholas. Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy: Ernest Hemingway's Secret Adventures, 1935-1961. New York: William Morrow and Company, 2017

Forthcoming from Florida
29 March 2017

Pleasants, Julian M. Home Front: North Carolina during World War II. Forthcoming from University Press of Florida in April 2017

Here they come
28 March 2017

As usual, Osprey Publishing has an extensive queue of new WWII-related books lined up for release over the next few months. Here are some of the titles that attracted our attention:

Now available from Amberley
27 March 2017

Jowett, Philip S. The Bitter Peace: Conflict in China, 1928-37. Stroud: Amberley Publishing, 2017

In memoriam
27 March 2017

Charles D. Vey—who enlisted in the US Navy in 1941, served in three Patrol Bombing squadrons, participated in nine campaigns beginning with the Coral Sea, and was shot down over the Philippines in 1944—died on 2 March in California at the age of 93.

Book reviews
26 March 2017

Cooper, Anthony. RAAF Bombers over Germany, 1941-42. Kenthurst, NSW: Rosenberg Publishing, 2016

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

Burmeister, Brian. The Battle of the Wolchow Kessel in Primary German Documents, volume I: The XXXVIII Armee Korps in the Battle of the Wolchow Kessel. Windom, MN: Brian Burmeister, 2017

Johns, James. Reassessing Pearl Harbor: Scapegoats, a False Hero and the Myth of Surprise Attack. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2017

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Now available from Da Capo
25 March 2017

Wukovits, John F. Tin Can Titans: The Heroic Men and Ships of World War II's Most Decorated Navy Destroyer Squadron. Boston: Da Capo Press, 2017

Forthcoming from Kansas
24 March 2017

Callahan, Raymond. Triumph at Imphal-Kohima: How the Indian Army Finally Stopped the Japanese Juggernaut. Forthcoming from University Press of Kansas in April 2017

Another link in the chain, another brick in the wall, another book in the series
23 March 2017

Oxford University Press has published volume 8 of Germany and the Second World War, translated from the German original. The Eastern Front, 1943-1944: The War in the East and on the Neighbouring Fronts, edited by Karl-Heinz Frieser and amounting to more than 1000 pages, returns to the conduct of military campaigns after the two parts of volume 9 (published out of order) detoured into ideological, political, security, and social organization of the state. However you arrange it, this mammoth series is an important addition to the literature of World War II, representing as it does the closest approximation of an official German history of the war.

Forthcoming from North Texas
22 March 2017

Ritter, Jonathan Templin. Stilwell and Mountbatten in Burma: Allies at War, 1943-1944. Forthcoming from University of North Texas Press in April 2017

Now available from Helion
21 March 2017

Yerger, Mark and Leslie K. Fiorenza with Ignacio Arrondo. Honoring Those They Led: Decorated Field Commanders of the Third Reich: Command Authorities, Award Parameters, and Ranks. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2017

The nearer your destination
21 March 2017

Savas Beatie tells us 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 has been delayed again: "We think the book will be released in late 2017. It's a huge undertaking...."

Forthcoming from Stackpole
20 March 2017

Baumer, Robert W. Old Hickory: The American 30th Infantry Division in World War II. Forthcoming from Stackpole Books in April 2017

Book review
19 March 2017

Carafano, James Jay. After D-Day: Operation Cobra and the Normandy Breakout. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2000

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First of three
18 March 2017

The Three Battles of Vitebsk, volume 1 by Jean Restayn is now available from J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc, covering the fighting from September to December 1943.

News from Minnesota-on-the-Wolchow
17 March 2017

Author Brian Burmeister has self-published the first book of what is intended to be a multi-volume series about German 18th Army operations against the Soviet penetration on the Volkhov River from 1 May 1942 to 7 July 1942. These volumes comprise English translations of the relevant German orders, daily situation reports, war diary entries, etc. The Battle of the Wolchow Kessel in Primary German Documents, volume I: The XXXVIII Armee Korps in the Battle of the Wolchow Kessel is available on-demand via as hardcover, softcover, and ebook. An accompanying set of slip-cased mapsheets can be purchased directly from the author.

In the mood?
16 March 2017

Spragg, Dennis M. Glenn Miller Declassified. Forthcoming from Potomac Books Inc in September 2017

Now available from HUP
15 March 2017

Remy, Steven P. The Malmedy Massacre: The War Crimes Trial Controversy. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2017

15 March 2017

Printed "Catalogue #151" of new and used books is now available from T. Cadman WW2 Books.

Forthcoming from Bloomsbury
14 March 2017

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

Now available from Missouri
13 March 2017

Hardee, David L., edited by Frank A. Blazich Jr. Bataan Survivor: A POW's Account of Japanese Captivity in World War II. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2017

Book review
12 March 2017

Mary, Jean-Yves with Pascal Kerger. Memorial de la Bataille de France, volume 1: Du 8 au 21 Mai 1940. Bayeux: Editions Heimdal, 2016

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Forthcoming from D&M
11 March 2017

Zuehlke, Mark. The Cinderella Campaign: First Canadian Army and the Channel Port Battles. Forthcoming from Douglas & McIntyre in October 2017

Now available from Michigan
11 March 2017

Goltermann, Svenja. War in Their Minds: German War Veterans and Their Experiences of Violence in the Second World War. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2017

News from OUP
10 March 2017

In addition to Germany and the Second World War, volume 8: The Eastern Front, 1943-1944: The War in the East and on the Neighbouring Fronts—scheduled for release later this month—OUP has more WWII-related titles due for publication during the next few months.

High times in the Third Reich, now available, no prescription required
9 March 2017

Ohler, Norman. Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2017

Mozzie alert
8 March 2017

Ogilvy, David. The De Havilland Mosquito. Forthcoming from Amberley Publishing in April 2017

Now available from McFarland
7 March 2017

Johns, James. Reassessing Pearl Harbor: Scapegoats, a False Hero and the Myth of Surprise Attack. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2017

News from Canada
6 March 2017

According to the publisher, AirConnection, T-34: Mythical Weapon by Robert Michulec and Miroslaw Zientarzewski—well-regarded, out of print, and fetching exorbitant prices on the secondhand market—will be reprinted at the end of this month.

Book review
5 March 2017

Scalia, Joseph M. Germany's Last Mission to Japan: The Failed Voyage of U-234. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2000

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Now available from Singapore
4 March 2017

McCrum, Ronald. The Men Who Lost Singapore, 1938-1942. Singapore: National University of Singapore Press, 2017

News from Budapest
3 March 2017

The publisher and one of the authors—thank you Duncan, thank you Denes—tell us Magyar Warriors, volume 2: The History of the Royal Hungarian Armed Forces, 1919-1945 is now available in the UK, and should be available in the US at the end of the month.

In memoriam
3 March 2017

William Liebenow—the skipper of PT-157 who rescued John F. Kennedy and the crew of PT-109 in the Solomon Islands in 1943, later took part in the invasion of Normandy, and was awarded a Silver Star and Bronze Star—died in North Carolina on 24 February at the age of 97.

News from Stalingrad
2 March 2017

According to email from author Anton Joly, his new book, Stalingrad Battle Atlas, volume IV: Operation Winter Storm, is now available:

"The fourth volume of the series covers 4th Panzer Army's attempt to link up with 6th Army encircled in the Stalingrad pocket. It relies on new data from archives including Soviet records just released to the public."

Mr. Joly also reports he has one more volume on the way in the Stalingrad Battle Atlas series.

Now available from CUP
1 March 2017

Gutmann, Martin R. Building a Nazi Europe: The SS's Germanic Volunteers. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2017


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