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Now available from Pen & Sword
31 May 2018

Rutherford, Jeff and Adrian Wettstein. The German Army on the Eastern Front: An Inner View of the Ostheer's Experiences of War. Barnsley, UK: Pen & Sword Books Ltd, 2018

Forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan
31 May 2018

Wiggam, Marc. The Blackout in Britain and Germany, 1939-1945. Forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company in June 2018

Forthcoming from NIP
30 May 2018

Russell, David Lee. The War Begins: The Navy's Early Carrier Raids, February-May 1942. Forthcoming from Naval Institute Press in June 2018

Forthcoming from CUP
29 May 2018

Statiev, Alexander. At War's Summit: The Red Army and the Struggle for the Caucasus Mountains in World War II. Forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in June 2018

Now available from History Press
28 May 2018

Tucker-Jones, Anthony. Kursk 1943: Hitler's Bitter Harvest. Stroud, UK: The History Press, 2018

News from Canada
28 May 2018

The new catalog from McGill-Queens lists two WWII-related titles scheduled for publication later this year:

Book reviews
27 May 2018

Mitter, Rana. China's War with Japan, 1937-1945: The Struggle for Survival. London: Allen Lane, 2013

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

Raghavan, Srinath. India's War: World War II and the Making of Modern South Asia. New York: Basic Books, 2016

Roy, Kaushik. India and World War II: War, Armed Forces and Society, 1939-1945. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016

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Now available from Croatia
26 May 2018

Werhas, Mario and Bozidar Mikulcic. Handschar: 13th SS Mountain Division. Zagreb, Croatia: Despot Infinitus, 2018

Germany and the Near East
25 May 2018

One of the seminal volumes on this topic, The Third Reich and the Arab East by Lukasz Hirszowicz, originally published in Polish in 1963 and English in 1966, has been reprinted as a softcover by Routledge and is now available.

Osprey on the way
24 May 2018

As usual, the folks at Osprey have a ton of WWII-related books coming out every month. Here are some of the titles that caught our eye and might deserve some extra attention:

Now available from Kentucky
23 May 2018

Baxter, Colin F. The Secret History of RDX: The Super-Explosive that Helped Win World War II. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2018

Forthcoming from Dunne
23 May 2018

Hart, Bradley W. Hitler's American Friends: The Third Reich's Supporters in the United States. Forthcoming from Thomas Dunne Books in October 2018

Now available from Potomac
22 May 2018

Padgett, Philip. Advocating Overlord: The D-Day Strategy and the Atomic Bomb. Lincoln, Nebraska: Potomac Books Inc, 2018

Forthcoming from Viking
22 May 2018

Beevor, Antony. The Battle of Arnhem: The Deadliest Airborne Operation of WWII. Forthcoming from Viking in September 2018

Round up the usual suspects
21 May 2018

Luftwaffe Eagle: A WW2 German Airman's Story by Erich Sommer is now available from Grub Street. In addition to the usual interesting Luftwaffe material, this memoir includes a short chapter about Sommer's attachment to the Axis control commission in French Morocco. It might be the only Luftwaffe memoir to have anything to say about duty in Casablanca.

Forthcoming from McFarland
21 May 2018

Williams, Greg H. The Last Days of the United States Asiatic Fleet: The Fates of the Ships and Those Aboard, December 8, 1941-February 5, 1942. Forthcoming from McFarland & Company, Inc in June 2018

Now available from Viking
19 May 2018

Kleiner, Sam. The Flying Tigers: The Untold Story of the American Pilots Who Waged a Secret War Against Japan. New York: Viking, 2018

Now available from CUP
19 May 2018

Lotchin, Roger W. Japanese American Relocation in World War II: A Reconsideration. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2018

News from Bertke
18 May 2018

We are reliably informed that World War II Sea War, volume 12: Anzio, Kwajalein, Eniwetok and the Admiralty Islands is now available from Bertke Publications. In addition, volume 13—covering New Guinea, Normandy, and Saipan—will be out by December 2018.

News from Canada
17 May 2018

J.J. Fedorowicz Publishing has announced that Posen '45: Bastion on the Warthe by Gunther Baumann is scheduled for publication this summer.

Forthcoming from Prometheus
16 May 2018

Taylor, Cory. How Hitler Was Made: Germany and the Rise of the Perfect Nazi. Forthcoming from Prometheus Books in June 2018

Forthcoming from Amberley
16 May 2018

Eriksson, Patrick. Alarmstart: The German Fighter Pilot's Experience on the Eastern Front, 1941-1945. Forthcoming from Amberley Publishing in June 2018

Now available from Harvard
15 May 2018

Jennings, Eric Thomas. Escape from Vichy: The Refugee Exodus to the French Caribbean. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2018

Forthcoming from Norton
14 May 2018

Scott, James. Rampage: MacArthur, Yamashita, and the Battle of Manila. Forthcoming from W.W. Norton & Company, Inc in October 2018

Book review
13 May 2018

Dudgeon, Air Vice-Marshal A.G. Hidden Victory: The Battle of Habbaniya, May 1941. Stroud, UK: Tempus Publishing, Ltd, 2000

Read our review

Now available from Lexington
12 May 2018

Gerolymatos, Andre. The British and the Greek Resistance, 1936-1944: Spies, Saboteurs, and Partisans. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2018

Forthcoming from Yale
11 May 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

11 May 2018

We've updated our Recommended Reading page with the latest titles that we think deserve an extra measure of attention.

11 May 2018

Printed "Catalogue #158" from T. Cadman WW2 Books is in the mail, and you can also take a look online.

Now available from ForeEdge
10 May 2018

LaSaine Jr, John T. Air Officer Commanding: Hugh Dowding, Architect of the Battle of Britain. New York: ForeEdge / University Press of New England, 2018

War Diary reminder
10 May 2018

This seems like an excellent 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 10 May 1940 standing out as a fairly important date.

Forthcoming from Casemate
9 May 2018

Celander, Lars. How Carriers Fought: Carrier Operations in WWII. Forthcoming from Casemate in August 2018

Now available from Illinois
9 May 2018

Bolzenius, Sandra M. Glory in Their Spirit: How Four Black Women Took on the Army during World War II. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2018

Now available from OUP
8 May 2018

Symonds, Craig L. World War II at Sea: A Global History. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018

Forthcoming from Belknap
7 May 2018

Jackson, Julian. De Gaulle. Forthcoming from Belknap Press in August 2018

Forthcoming from I.B. Tauris
7 May 2018

Isci, Onur. Turkey and the Soviet Union During WWII: Diplomacy, Discord and International Relations. Forthcoming from I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd in June 2018

War Diary reminder
7 May 2018

This seems like an excellent 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 May 1945 standing out as a fairly important date.

Book review
6 May 2018

Isby, David (editor). Fighting in Normandy: The German Army from D-Day to Villers-Bocage. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2001

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Forthcoming from Bertke
5 May 2018

Bertke, Donald A. et al. World War II Sea War, volume 12: Anzio, Kwajalein, Eniwetok and the Admiralty Islands. Forthcoming from Bertke Publications in June 2018

Now available from Casemate
5 May 2018

Gee, James and Rosalie H. Smith (edited by Allyson Smith). Prisoner of the Samurai: Surviving the Sinking of the USS Houston and the Death Railway. Philadelphia: Casemate, 2018

Now available from Texas A&M
5 May 2018

Witt, Peter A. Edith's War: Writings of a Red Cross Worker and Lifelong Champion of Social Justice. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2018

News from Denmark
4 May 2018

NIAS Press, publisher of End of Empire: 100 Days in 1945 That Changed Asia and the World, has notified us that Monarchical Manipulation in Cambodia: France, Japan, and the Sihanouk Crusade for Independence by Geoffrey C. Gunn—who is also the author of Wartime Macau: Under the Japanese Shadow—should be available later this month. This will be one of the very few books about Cambodia during the war, so probably worth a look.

Now available from Hungary
4 May 2018

Stokes, Neil. World War Two Photobook Series, volume 17: T-34 on the Battlefield, volume 2. Keszthely, Hungary: PeKo Publishing, 2018

News from the Netherlands
3 May 2018

Robert Sigmond tells us that Bob Gerritsen's new book, Fighting the British at Arnhem: The SS-Unterfuhrerschule Arnheim, will be published in September.

Now available from Singapore
3 May 2018

Huff, Gregg and Shinobu Majima (editors). World War II Singapore: The Chosabu Reports on Syonan. Singapore: National University of Singapore Press, 2018

Forthcoming from Pegasus
2 May 2018

Kershaw, Robert J. Landing on the Edge of Eternity: Twenty-Four Hours at Omaha Beach. Forthcoming from Pegasus Books in November 2018

Now available from Skyhorse
2 May 2018

Wallace, Max. In the Name of Humanity: The Secret Deal to End the Holocaust. New York: Skyhorse Publishing, 2018

Now available from Doubleday
1 May 2018

Erbelding, Rebecca. Rescue Board: The Untold Story of America's Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe. New York: Doubleday, 2018

Forthcoming from Fonthill
1 May 2018

Zapotoczny, Walter S. The Italian Army in North Africa: A Poor Fighting Force or Doomed by Circumstance. Forthcoming from Fonthill Media Limited in January 2019


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