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Now available from Norton
31 October 2018

Scott, James. Rampage: MacArthur, Yamashita, and the Battle of Manila. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc, 2018


Forthcoming from Stanford
31 October 2018

Boum, Aomar and Sarah Abrevaya Stein (editors). The Holocaust and North Africa. Forthcoming from Stanford University Press in November 2018


Forthcoming from Yale
30 October 2018

Reynolds, David and Vladimir Pechatnov. The Kremlin Letters: Stalin's Wartime Correspondence with Churchill and Roosevelt. Forthcoming from Yale University Press in November 2018


Forthcoming from National Geographic
29 October 2018

Groom, Winston. The Allies: Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin, and the Unlikely Alliance That Won World War II. Forthcoming from National Geographic in November 2018


Book review
28 October 2018

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

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Now available from CUP
27 October 2018

Moore, Aaron William. Bombing the City: Civilian Accounts of the Air War in Britain and Japan, 1939-1945. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2018


Postponed....
26 October 2018

It appears Eagle and Iron Cross: American and German Combat Effectiveness in World War II by Thomas Nutter has been delayed until April of next year. His German Ground Forces of World War II: Complete Orders of Battle (co-authored with William McCroden) has also been delayed.


News from Germany
25 October 2018

Following publication of Embleme der Luftwaffe, volume 1: Nah- und Fernaufklaerer, Luftfahrtverlag START tells us volume 2 will cover transport aircraft and gliders and will be released in 2019 or 2020.


Now available from Osprey
25 October 2018

Buttar, Prit. On a Knife's Edge: The Ukraine, November 1942-March 1943. Oxford, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2018


War Diary reminder
25 October 2018

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 25 October 1944 standing out as an important date.


News from the Netherlands
24 October 2018

The Corts Foundation reminds us, with The Operations of the Navy in the Dutch East Indies and the Bay of Bengal now available, they are embarking upon translation into English of volume 34 of the Japanese Senshi Sosho series. They anticipate publication of The Struggle in Sumatra and the Air Campaign in 2020.


In memoriam
24 October 2018

Norwegian commando Joachim Ronneberg—last surviving member of the team that conducted Operation Gunnerside, disabling heavy water production for the German atomic weapons program at the Vermork hydro-electric plant at Rjukan—died on 21 October in Norway at the age of 99.


Forthcoming from Casemate
23 October 2018

Margaritis, Peter. Landing in Hell: The Pyrrhic Victory of the First Marine Division on Peleliu, 1944. Forthcoming from Casemate in November 2018


Now available from CUP
22 October 2018

Torrie, Julia S. German Soldiers and the Occupation of France, 1940-1944. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2018


Book review
21 October 2018

Urbanke, Axel et al. Embleme der Luftwaffe, volume 1: Nah- und Fernaufklaerer. Bad Zwischenahn, Germany: Luftfahrtverlag START, 2018

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Now available from McGill-Queens
20 October 2018

Munkacsi, Erno. How It Happened: Documenting the Tragedy of Hungarian Jewry. Kingston, Canada: McGill-Queens University, 2018


And more recommendations
20 October 2018

Sometimes deserving books arrive in waves, and we're having quite the flood right now. We've updated our Recommended Reading page with another excellent new title.


Now available from Palgrave
19 October 2018

Spencer, Malcolm L. G. Stalinism and the Soviet-Finnish War, 1939-40: Crisis Management, Censorship and Control. London: Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company, 2018


Now available from Knopf
19 October 2018

Guha, Ramachandra. Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World, 1914-1948. New York: Knopf, 2018


News from Bruce Gamble
18 October 2018

Bruce adds this to our note about his upcoming book, Kangaroo Squadron: American Courage in the Darkest Days of World War II.

"The story of the 435th Bombardment Squadron (aka Kangaroo Squadron) is very important to me personally. My uncle, Lt. John J. Steinbinder, served as a navigator for the outfit's entire overseas deployment and completed dozens of combat missions. His handwritten diary, filled with numerous dramatic entries, was the keystone of the book project."


Forthcoming from Stackpole
18 October 2018

Zaloga, Steve. Smashing Hitler's Panzers: The Defeat of the Hitler Youth Panzer Division in the Battle of the Bulge. Forthcoming from Stackpole Books in November 2018


Now available from Palgrave
17 October 2018

McCann jr, Frank D. Brazil and the United States during World War II and Its Aftermath: Negotiating Alliance and Balancing Giants. London: Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company, 2018


Forthcoming from Da Capo
16 October 2018

Gamble, Bruce. Kangaroo Squadron: American Courage in the Darkest Days of World War II. Forthcoming from Da Capo Press in November 2018


More recommendations
16 October 2018

Some books deserve an extra measure of attention. When we encounter them, we like to add them to our Recommended Reading page, which we updated today with an excellent new title.


Now available from McFarland
15 October 2018

Two new books have arrived here from North Carolina:


Book review
14 October 2018

Latimer, Jon. Alamein. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2002

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News from Bill Bartsch
13 October 2018

Bill Bartsch, author of superlative books such as Victory Fever on Guadalcanal, sent us this information about his current project:

"I've been working the past few years on the untold story of the Army Air Forces' Project X to transfer 65 B-17Es and 15 LB-30s to MacArthur in the Philippines in December 1941 and then shifted to Java from early January 1942 when no bases remained in the Philippines from where the heavy bombers could operate. This was a highly secret operation pushed by Chief of Staff Marshall at the instigation of FDR in an effort to help MacArthur. I have found records for most of the flights from MacDill Field in Tampa, Florida to the Far East, an unprecedented effort to ferry so many bombers with mostly green crews over half way around the world. I pick up the story of the experiences of the crews in combat over the Dutch East Indies in January-February 1942. I also include the story of the 19th Bomb Group survivors of the Philippines campaign who flew missions out of Australia and then Java in their few outmoded B-17Ds up to mid-January 1942. Tentative title: Desperate Gambit: Project X and American Airmen in the Dutch East Indies, 1941-42."


Now available from Helion
12 October 2018

Karalus, Maciej and Jaroslaw Jerzak. Panzers in the Defence of Festung Posen 1945. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2018


One day at a time
11 October 2018

An advance copy of The First Day on the Eastern Front: Germany Invades the Soviet Union, June 22, 1941 by Craig W.H. Luther arrived here from Stackpole, and it looks like a winner. More on this one when it becomes available at the beginning of November.


Now available from NIP
10 October 2018

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. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2018


Recommendations
10 October 2018

Some books deserve an extra measure of attention. When we encounter them, we like to add them to our Recommended Reading page, which we updated today with an excellent new title.


Forthcoming from Skyhorse
10 October 2018

Vaz, Mark Cotta and John H. Hill. Pan Am at War: How the Airline Secretly Helped America Fight World War II. Forthcoming from Skyhorse Publishing in November 2018


Walk, walk, walking
9 October 2018

Churchill: Walking with Destiny by Andrew Roberts is now available from Allen Lane in the UK, with the US edition due from Viking next month.


Forthcoming from Pegasus
9 October 2018

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


Dutch East Indies and the Bay of Bengal
8 October 2018

Leiden University Press in the Netherlands, in conjunction with the Corts Foundation, previously published The Invasion of the Dutch East Indies, translated from the Japanese Senshi Sosho series. Now the same team has released another important title from that series, The Operations of the Navy in the Dutch East Indies and the Bay of Bengal. These volumes provide unmatched detail and fascinating insights from the Japanese perspective. Making them available in English takes our understanding of ops in the East Indies to a whole new level. Don't miss them.


Subject matters
8 October 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 Japanese invasion of the East Indies, 1941-1942.


SPAW, volume 2
6 October 2018

Avonmore Books of Australia published its highly regarded South Pacific Air War, volume 1 by Michael Claringbould and Peter Ingman last year. Volume 2, The Struggle for Moresby, March-April 1942 is now available.


Forthcoming from McGill-Queens
5 October 2018

Munkacsi, Erno. How It Happened: Documenting the Tragedy of Hungarian Jewry. Forthcoming from McGill-Queens University in November 2018


Day One
4 October 2018

Luther, Craig W.H. The First Day on the Eastern Front: Germany Invades the Soviet Union, June 22, 1941. Forthcoming from Stackpole Books in November 2018


Now available from Thomas Dunne
3 October 2018

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


Rampage postponed
2 October 2018

Rampage: MacArthur, Yamashita, and the Battle of Manila by James Scott has been delayed until the end of the month.


Forthcoming from The History Press
2 October 2018

Pike, Robert. Defying Vichy: Blood, Fear and French Resistance. Forthcoming from The History Press in November 2018


Now available from Frontline
1 October 2018

Goss, Chris. Junkers Ju 88: The Twilight Years: Biscay to the Fall of Germany. Barnsley, UK: Frontline / Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2018

 

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