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Naud, Philippe. Operation Typhoon: The Assault on Moscow 1941. Philadelphia: Casemate, 2018
Buffetaut, Yves. From Moscow to Stalingrad: The Eastern Front, 1941-1942. Philadelphia: Casemate, 2018
News from the Netherlands
R.N. Sigmondrenowned for publishing books about Operation Market-Gardenhas launched Fighting the British at Arnhem: The SS-Unterfuhrerschule Arnheim by Bob Gerritsen.
"The SS-Unterfuhrerschule Arnheim was a school for soldiers of the Waffen-SS where they were trained to become non-commissioned officers. The training was extremely demanding and rigorous. During the Battle of Arnhem the school's officers and students were chiefly deployed on the western fringes of the area so desperately defended by the 1st British Airborne Division.... It was incorporated into the Kampfgruppe von Tettau, a force raised as a direct result of the airborne landings. This force was commanded by Generalleutnant Hans von Tettau. Its main task was to destroy the British airborne forces and thwart Allied plans, both of which they managed to do.... The school fought fierce battles and suffered many casualties, eventually leading to its demise and disbandment in November 1944."
Forthcoming from Amber
Kerrigan, Michael. Stalin: Man of Steel or Mass Murderer. Forthcoming from Amber Books in October 2018
Forthcoming from McFarland
Mamlock, Robert. The International Medical Relief Corps in Wartime China, 1937-1945. Forthcoming from McFarland & Company, Inc in October 2018
Forthcoming from Da Capo
Whitlock, Flint. Desperate Valour: Triumph at Anzio. Forthcoming from Da Capo Press in October 2018
Now available from Grub Street
Shores, Christopher et al. A History of the Mediterranean Air War, 1940-1945, volume four: Sicily and Italy to the Fall of Rome, 14 May 1943 - 5 June 1944. London: Grub Street, 2018
Forthcoming from Osprey
Buttar, Prit. On a Knife's Edge: The Ukraine, November 1942-March 1943. Forthcoming from Osprey Publishing in October 2018
News from Australia
From Down Under comes news of four new books from Big Sky:
Forthcoming from NG
Kagan, Neil and Stephen G. Hyslop. Atlas of World War II: History's Greatest Conflict Revealed Through Rare Wartime Maps and New Cartography. Forthcoming from National Geographic in October 2018
Now available from Yale
Goeschel, Christian. Mussolini and Hitler: The Forging of the Fascist Alliance. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2018
First declare war to defend Polish sovereignty, then....
Mason, Andrea. British Policy Towards Poland, 1944-1956. Forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company in October 2018
Now available from St Martin's
McConahay, Mary Jo. The Tango War: The Struggle for the Hearts, Minds and Riches of Latin America During World War II. New York: St Martin's Press, 2018
News from Col. Glantz
David Glantzprolific author of acclaimed Russian Front titlesat this time has no new books scheduled for publication while he focuses on caring for his wife during her rehabilitation from a medical emergency. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Col. and Mrs. Glantz during this difficult time.
Forthcoming from Pegasus
Wilson, Kevin. Airborne in 1943: The Daring Allied Air Campaign Over the North Sea. Forthcoming from Pegasus Books in December 2018
Yelton, David K. Hitler's Volkssturm: The Nazi Militia and the Fall of Germany, 1944-1945. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2002
News from Germany
The folks at Luftfahrtverlag START kindly sent a hefty package of their very impressive books, all of quite high physical quality. It should also be noted all four are dual German/English publications, with all text and captions in both languages. Definitely worth having a look.
Now available from Kontrast
ter Horst-Arirens, Kate. Angel of Arnhem: Kate ter Horst. Oosterbeek: Kontrast, 2018
Now available from Helion
Toeppel, Roman. Kursk 1943: The Greatest Battle of the Second World War. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2018
Interesting note from the publisher: "This book, translated from German, is aimed at presenting compelling archival evidence to counter arguments put forward by Valeriy Zamulin, whom we also publish."
Forthcoming from Da Capo
Felton, Mark. Ghost Riders: When US and German Soldiers Fought Together to Save the World's Most Beautiful Horses in the Last Days of World War II. Forthcoming from Da Capo Press in October 2018
As mentioned a few days ago, the new Casemate Illustrated series of books began appearing earlier this year. Two new ones just showed up:
Forthcoming from Prometheus
Van Calmthout, Martijn. Sam Goudsmit and the Hunt for Hitler's Atom Bomb. Forthcoming from Prometheus Books in November 2018
We almost forgot to mention the new Cadman catalog. Let us rectify that error right now. The new Cadman catalog of WWII books, #160, is now available.
Now available from Despot Infinitus
Freivogel, Zvonimir. Raiders: German Auxiliary Cruisers of World War Two. Zagreb, Croatia: Despot Infinitus, 2018
Forthcoming from McGill-Queens
Barman, Roderick J. (editor). Safe Haven: The Wartime Letters of Ben Barman and Margaret Penrose, 1940-1943. Forthcoming from McGill-Queens University in October 2018
Now available from PA
Watson, Peter. Fallout: Conspiracy, Cover-Up, and the Deceitful Case for the Atom Bomb. New York: PublicAffairs, 2018
Forthcoming from NIP
Wenger, J. Michael, Robert J. Cressman, and John Di Virgilio. This is No Drill: The History of NAS Pearl Harbor and the Japanese Attacks of 7 December 1941. Forthcoming from Naval Institute Press in October 2018
News from Canada
J.J. Fedorowicz reports that Posen '45: Bastion on the Warthe by Gunther Baumann has arrived from the printer after some delay and is now available.
Happy 23rd anniversary
We opened Stone & Stone Second World War Books on 15 September 1995, and today marks the twenty-third anniversary of our existence on the Web. We offer thanks to all the authors, publishers, editors, booksellers, and visitors who have helped us with this site during our first years, and we look forward to providing daily doses of news and information about WWII-related books for many more years.
Forthcoming from Texas
Faulkner, Tom edited by David L. Snead. Flying with the Fifteenth Air Force: A B-24 Pilot's Missions from Italy during World War II. Forthcoming from University of North Texas Press in October 2018
Lancaster RF154 of 166 Squadron, Bomber Command
Michael Goldstein's new book about his father's service in the RAF and loss over Europe in 1945, Shalom, Jack, has rolled off the printing press and is en route to the usual sources.
News from Philadelphia
Our friends at Casemate remind us they are hard at work on their "Casemate Illustrated" series. Four volumes have already been published this year:
Four more titles are due before the year is out:
All are "extensively illustrated with photographs and color profiles of tanks, aircraft, and other vehicles" and "each volume provides a wealth of visual detail." Available, as always, from all the usual sources and directly from Casemate.
Forthcoming from Routledge
Kaminsky, Arnold P. Propaganda and Political Warfare in South Asia: India and Anglo-American Relations during WWII. Forthcoming from Routledge in December 2018
Now available from Osprey
Two of the latest releases from Osprey:
Maga, Tim. America Attacks Japan: The Invasion that Never Was. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2002
War Diary reminder
This seems like another 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 9 September 1943 standing out as an important date.
Forthcoming from Norton
Scott, James. Rampage: MacArthur, Yamashita, and the Battle of Manila. Forthcoming from W.W. Norton & Company, Inc in October 2018
Forthcoming from Stackpole
Edwards, Robert. Panzers Forward: A Photo History of German Armor in World War II. Forthcoming from Stackpole Books in October 2018
Now available from Da Capo
Brisard, Jean-Christophe and Lana Parshina. The Death of Hitler: The Final Word. Boston: Da Capo Press, 2018
Poor or doomed?
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
Now available from Indiana
Kay, Alex J. and David Stahel (editors). Mass Violence in Nazi-Occupied Europe. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2018
Forthcoming from Thomas Dunne
Hart, Bradley W. Hitler's American Friends: The Third Reich's Supporters in the United States. Forthcoming from Thomas Dunne Books in October 2018
Moffatt, Jonathan and Audrey Holmes McCormick. Moon over Malaya: A Tale of Argylls and Marines. Stroud, UK: Tempus Publishing, 2002
War Diary reminder
This seems like another 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 2 September 1945 standing out as an important date.
Now available from Greenhill
Paterson, Lawrence. Hitler's Brandenburgers: The Third Reich Elite Special Forces. London: Greenhill Books, 2018
War Diary reminder
This seems like another 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 1 September 1939 standing out as an important date.
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