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Forthcoming from Schiffer
31 January 2018

Afiero, Massimiliano. The 17th Waffen-SS Panzergrenadier Division Gotz von Berlichingen: An Illustrated History. Forthcoming from Schiffer Publishing Ltd in February 2018

Forthcoming from Berghahn
31 January 2018

Nicosia, Francis R. and Bogac A. Ergene (editors). Nazism, The Holocaust, and the Middle East: Arab and Turkish Responses. Forthcoming from Berghahn Books in February 2018

Latest from Osprey
30 January 2018

Osprey Publishing has released its usual monthly allotment of new books, including these:

Now available from JHUP
29 January 2018

Crim, Brian E. Our Germans: Project Paperclip and the National Security State. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017

Forthcoming from Doubleday
29 January 2018

Erbelding, Rebecca. Rescue Board: The Untold Story of America's Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe. Forthcoming from Doubleday in April 2018

Book reviews
28 January 2018

Stahel, David (editor). Joining Hitler's Crusade: European Nations and the Invasion of the Soviet Union, 1941. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2018

Mark, Jason D. Panzerkrieg: German Armoured Operations at Stalingrad, volume 1: Panzer-Abteilungen 103, 129 and 160. Sydney: Leaping Horseman Books, 2017

Robeson, Westin E. Buttoned Up: American Armor and the 781st Tank Battalion in World War II. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2017

Citino, Robert M. The Wehrmacht's Last Stand: The German Campaigns of 1944-1945. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2017

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Now available from McFarland
27 January 2018

Dickerson, Bryan J. The Liberators of Pilsen: The U.S. 16th Armored Division in World War II Czechoslovakia. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2018

Forthcoming from Yale
26 January 2018

Dunn, Susan. A Blueprint for War: FDR and the Hundred Days That Mobilized America. Forthcoming from Yale University Press in April 2018

Polish invasion
26 January 2018

Pz.Kpfw. VI Ausf. E Tiger Technical and Operational History, volume 3: 1942-1945 by Waldemar Trojca has been available in Poland and elsewhere in Europe since last year. According to bills of lading, online tracking apps, and GPS signals, copies should be arriving in North America within the next few days.

Ou est la masse de manoeuvre?
25 January 2018

Author Antoine Capet tells us his new book,Churchill: Le Dictionnaire, published by Perrin in Paris, is now available. In French, naturellement.

In memoriam
25 January 2018

Antonios Markos Kounalakis—who fought German occupation troops on his native Crete and later served with British commandos on the island—died in California on 22 January at the age of 94.

Now available from Helion
24 January 2018

Bjerregaard, Jens Pank and Lars Larsen. Danish Volunteers of the Waffen-SS: Freikorps Danmark, 1941-43. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2018

In memoriam
24 January 2018

Naomi Parker Fraley—the inspiration for the original Rosie the Riveter poster—died in Washington on 20 January at the age of 96.

Now available from PeKo
23 January 2018

Ellis, Craig. World War Two Photobook Series, volume 16: Panzer IV on the Battlefield 2. Keszthely, Hungary: PeKo Publishing, 2017

Forthcoming from Casemate
22 January 2018

Vormann, Nikolaus von. The Battle of Cherkassy. Forthcoming from Casemate in July 2018

Book review
21 January 2018

Claringbould, Michael and Peter Ingman. South Pacific Air War, volume 1: The Fall of Rabaul, December 1941 - March 1942. Kent Town, Australia: Avonmore Books, 2017

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Now available from NewSouth
20 January 2018

Haulman, Daniel L. The Tuskegee Airmen Chronology: A Detailed Timeline of the Red Tails and Other Black Pilots of World War II. Montgomery, AL: NewSouth Books [US], 2018

Forthcoming from Potomac
19 January 2018

Padgett, Philip. Advocating Overlord: The D-Day Strategy and the Atomic Bomb. Forthcoming from Potomac Books Inc in May 2018

News from Prokhorovka
18 January 2018

Kursk—written by Christopher A. Lawrence and published by Aberdeen Books—is one of the most impressive books we've ever had the pleasure of touching. We thought it was sold out, but in communicating with Tom Petteys we learned Aberdeen still has copies available. If you don't know about this book—we named it one of the best of the year for 2015—you owe it to yourself to take a look. Aberdeen, by the way, is also a US source for the hot new title from Australia's Avonmore Books, South Pacific Air War.

Now available from Helion
18 January 2018

Holden, Nigel. Gerhard Fieseler: The Man behind the Storch. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2018

System maintenance
17 January 2018

Most of our site will be down for maintenance and unavailable beginning at approximately 11:00 PM California Time tonight (that's 7:00 AM UTC on the 18th). The outage is not expected to last more than an hour or two at most. Update: This maintenance has now been completed.

Deep in the heart of Texas
17 January 2018

The Texas Book Consortium has announced some upcoming WWII titles:

Forthcoming from Yale
16 January 2018

Jackson, Ashley. Persian Gulf Command: A History of the Second World War in Iran and Iraq. Forthcoming from Yale University Press in June 2018

Forthcoming from HUP
15 January 2018

van de Ven, Hans. China at War: Triumph and Tragedy in the Emergence of the New China. Forthcoming from Harvard University Press in February 2018

In memoriam
15 January 2018

Frank Fariello—who flew with the USAAF 41st Fighter Squadron in the Pacific, served for 26 years, retired as a lieutenant colonel, and tallied 187 combat missions—died on 8 January in California at the age of 98.

Editor's Choice Awards for 2017
14 January 2018

This month marks the nineteenth annual Stone & Stone Second World War Books selection of new releases for our Editor's Choice awards—aka the "Stonies"—as the best new books of the year. Here are the winners of the Stonies for 2017.

Now available from Helion
13 January 2018

Rogers, David. Defending Island Britain in the Second World War. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2017

Subject matters
13 January 2018

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 home defenses of the UK.

Now available from Fonthill
12 January 2018

Zapotoczny, Walter S. Strafbattalion: Hitler's Penal Battalions. Stroud, UK: Fonthill Media Limited, 2017

Forthcoming from Pegasus
11 January 2018

Lyman, Robert. Under a Darkening Sky: Americans in Hitler's Europe, 1939-1941. Forthcoming from Pegasus Books in November 2018

In memoriam
11 January 2018

Anna Mae Hays—who served as a US Army nurse in World War II and subsequently became the first woman in the US armed forces to be promoted to general officer rank—died on 7 January in Washington DC at the age of 97.

Did Winston lure Japan into the war?
10 January 2018

John Bell Smithback presents his case in Asia Betrayed: How Churchill Sacrificed the Far East to Save England, now available from Earnshaw Books Limited of Hong Kong.

T. Cadman
10 January 2018

Printed "Catalogue #156" from T. Cadman WW2 Books has been delivered here with a great selection of new and used titles for sale.

Forthcoming from Frontline / Pen & Sword
9 January 2018 Bird, Andrew D. Heroes of Coastal Command: The RAF's Maritime War 1939 - 1945. Forthcoming from Frontline / Pen & Sword in February 2018

9 January 2018

We've updated our Recommended Reading page to reflect our latest choices in books we believe deserve an extra measure of attention. This time, by sheer coincidence, we've added three books with a strong Australian connection through authors, editors, and/or publishers.

Now available from McFarland
8 January 2018

D'Angelo, James M. Victory at Midway: The Battle That Changed the Course of World War II. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2018

Forthcoming from Naval Institute Press
8 January 2018

Bourque, Stephen Alan. Beyond the Beach: The Allied War Against France. Forthcoming from Naval Institute Press in April 2018

Now available from TAMU
6 January 2018

Robeson, Westin E. Buttoned Up: American Armor and the 781st Tank Battalion in World War II. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2017

Forthcoming from OUP
5 January 2018

Gellately, Robert. The Oxford Illustrated History of the Third Reich. Forthcoming from Oxford University Press in February 2018

Now available from CUP
4 January 2018

Stahel, David. Joining Hitler's Crusade: European Nations and the Invasion of the Soviet Union, 1941. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2017

In memoriam
4 January 2018

Bill Slater—who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor aboard USS Pennsylvania and subsequently served aboard the seaplane tender Coos Bay—died on 31 December in California at the age of 93.

News from Pen & Sword
3 January 2018

Here are some of the latest releases from Barnsley:

News from Avonmore
2 January 2018

South Pacific Air War, volume 1: The Fall of Rabaul, December 1941 - March 1942 by Michael Claringbould and Peter Ingman is now available from Avonmore Books in Australia (and with free shipping worldwide from The Book Depository).

Peter reports two more titles planned for the series:

  • Volume 2: The Struggle for Port Moresby, March-April 1942, for release in mid-2018

  • Volume 3: The Battle of the Coral Sea, May 1942, likely for release in 2019

Book statistics for 2017
1 January 2018

For the beginning of the new year we present a compilation of statistics from Stone & Stone showing the most popular books, authors, publishers, and subjects for the year 2017.


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