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France '40: Now available from Pen and Sword
Donnell, Clayton. The Battle for the Maginot Line 1940. Barnsley, UK: Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2017
France '40: Forthcoming from Osprey
Forczyk, Robert. Case Red: The Collapse of France, 1940. Forthcoming from Osprey Publishing in November 2017
Now available from Allen Lane
Kotkin, Stephen. Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941. London: Allen Lane, 2017
Forthcoming from Routledge
Roy, Kaushik. Tropical Warfare in the Asia Pacific Region, 1941-45. Forthcoming from Routledge in November 2017
Osborne, Richard E. World War II in Colonial Africa: The Death Knell of Colonialism. Indianapolis, IN: Riebel-Roque Publishing Company, 2001
Forthcoming from CUP
Stahel, David. Joining Hitler's Crusade: European Nations and the Invasion of the Soviet Union, 1941. Forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in December 2017
"Catalogue Code QX" having safely crossed the Atlantic (but bearing a postmark from Santa Cruz in California), we now have access to more than 60 pages of new and used military books offered by Ian and Gillian Knight at The Military History Bookshop of Folkestone in Kent.
Now available from Indiana
Harper, Glyn. The Battle for North Africa: El Alamein and the Turning Point for World War II. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2017
Forthcoming from ForeEdge
Buchan, Eugenie. A Few Planes for China: The Birth of the Flying Tigers. Forthcoming from ForeEdge in November 2017
Frank Castelliwho flew 27 missions over Europe as a B-24 nose gunner with the 44th Bomb Group of the 8th Air Forcedied on 10 October in California at the age of 92.
Update from Winnipeg
J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing has announced that Combat History of the 17th SS Panzer-Grenadier Division Gotz von Berlichingen, volume 1 by Hans Stober should be available on 10 November.
Now available from PublicAffairs
Hindley, Meredith. Destination Casablanca: Exile, Espionage, and the Battle for North Africa in World War II. New York: PublicAffairs, 2017
Now available from Yale
Fry, Helen. The London Cage: The Secret History of Britain's World War II Interrogation Centre. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2017
War Diary reminder
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 25 October 1944 standing out as a fairly important date.
Forthcoming from Casemate
Butler, Daniel Allen. Pearl: The 7th of December 1941. Forthcoming from Casemate in November 2017
Now available from Stackpole
Barron, Leo. Patton's First Victory. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2017
Mary, Jean-Yves with Pascal Kerger. Memorial de la Bataille de France, volume 2: Du 22 Mai au 4 Juin 1940. Bayeux: Editions Heimdal, 2017
Now available from Praeger
Zander, Patrick G. Hidden Armies of the Second World War: World War II Resistance Movements. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2017
News from McFarland
What's coming? McFarland & Company has a full slate of new WWII titles coming in the first months of 2018, including these:
Now available from NIP
Britts, Angus. Neglected Skies: The Demise of British Naval Power in the Far East, 1922-42. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2017
General "Jesus Christ Himself" Lee
Cox, Hank H. The General Who Wore Six Stars: The Inside Story of John C. H. Lee. Forthcoming from Potomac Books Inc in March 2018
Now available from Canada
Stanger-Ross, Jordan and Pamela Sugiman. Witness to Loss: Race, Culpability, and Memory in the Dispossession of Japanese Canadians. Kingston, Canada: McGill-Queens University, 2017
Forthcoming from Singapore
Huff, Gregg and Shinobu Majima (editors). World War II Singapore: The Chosabu Reports on Syonan. Forthcoming from National University of Singapore Press in January 2018
Now available from Casemate
Two new books are on the shelves in Philadelphia:
Lintott, Brett. The Mediterranean Double-Cross System, 1941-1945. Forthcoming from Routledge in January 2018
Forthcoming from Stackpole
Katz, David. South Africans vs. Rommel. Forthcoming from Stackpole Books in November 2017
Jacobsen, Alf R. Miracle at the Litza: Hitler's First Defeat on the Eastern Front. Philadelphia: Casemate, 2017
We remain severely impacted by ongoing fires at our northern California location. We'll resume normal operations as soon as possible.
Addendum: As of Sunday, 15 October, we continue under mandatory evacuation orders, but we're attempting to get back into action.
Business is business
9 October 2017
Pauwels, Jacques R. Big Business and Hitler. Forthcoming from James Lorimer & Company Ltd, Publishers in November 2017
News from Helion
An email message from Helion & Company today announced publication of Narvik and the Allies: The Polish Brigade At Narvik, 1940 by Evan McGilvray, the latest of several new books from Helion about Narvik and the Norwegian campaign.
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 January 2018
Now available from Allen & Unwin
Collie, Craig. Code Breakers: Inside the Shadow World of Signals Intelligence in Australia's Two Bletchley Parks. Crows Nest, NSW: Allen & Unwin, 2017
Now available from New England
Jennings, Christian. Flashpoint Trieste: The First Battle of the Cold War. Hanover, NH: ForeEdge / University Press of New England, 2017
Strangers in a strange land
Lyman, Robert. Under a Darkening Sky: Americans in Hitler's Europe, 1939-1941. Forthcoming from Pegasus Books in January 2018
The more-or-less official history of Japan in the Second World Warthe Senshi Sosho seriesamounts to more than 100 volumes, with the earliest ones dating back to the 1960s. Up until now, English translations of these important books have been almost nonexistent. Ten years ago, the Australian War Memorial produced a book, Japanese Army Operations in the South Pacific Area: New Britain and Papua Campaigns, 1942-43, constructed of extracts from two Japanese volumes.
Now, coming from a rather unusual direction, Leiden University Press in the Netherlands has published an English edition of The Invasion of the Dutch East Indies, volume three in the Japanese series, in conjunction with the Corts Foundation. According to the Foundation, The Operations of the Navy in the Dutch East Indies and the Bay of Bengal, volume 26 in the series, should be published by LUP in February. In addition, the Foundation has received permission to produce an English edition of volume 34, The Struggle in Sumatra and the Air Campaign, although no final decision has been made about publication.
We would vote, by the way, for an early translation of the Japanese chronology volume.
Sometimes we wait a long time for new WWII titles worthy of recommendation. Sometimes they arrive one right after another. Whenever they arrive, we update our Recommended Reading page with books we think deserve an extra mesasure of attention, and today we've done exactly that.
Now available from Texas
Elrod, Roy H. (Edited by Fred H. Allison). We Were Going to Win, Or Die There: With the Marines at Guadalcanal, Tarawa, and Saipan. Denton, TX: University of North Texas Press, 2017
Lepage, Jean-Denis. Military Trains and Railways: An Illustrated History. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2017
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