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Now available from OUP
23 August 2017

Campbell, Ian. The Addis Ababa Massacre: Italy's National Shame. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017


Forthcoming from Liveright
22 August 2017

Korda, Michael. Alone: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat Into Victory. Forthcoming from Liveright in September 2017


Forthcoming from Collins
22 August 2017

Bishop, Patrick. Air Force Blue: The RAF in World War Two: Spearhead of Victory. Forthcoming from Collins in September 2017


The panzers are coming
21 August 2017

For a variety of reasons, we don't normally mention pre-pub offers. In this case, the new promotion for Panzerkrieg: German Armoured Operations at Stalingrad, volume 1: Panzer-Abteilungen 103, 129 and 160 (the working title was "Stalingrad: Graveyard of the Panzers") seems to indicate the book's publication date—still unspecified—draws nigh.


The airfields are here
21 August 2017

Ramsey, Winston. Invasion Airfields Then and Now. London: After the Battle, 2017


Book review
20 August 2017

Zetterling, Niklas. Normandy 1944: German Military Organization, Combat Power and Organizational Effectiveness. Winnipeg, Manitoba: J.J. Fedorowicz, 2000.

Read our review


Now available from Kagero
19 August 2017

Gil Martinez, Eduardo M. The Bulgarian Air Force in World War II: Germany's Forgotten Ally. Lublin, Poland: Kagero Publishing, 2017


Forthcoming from Stackpole
18 August 2017

Katz, David. South Africans vs. Rommel. Forthcoming from Stackpole Books in September 2017


Now available from Pelican
17 August 2017

Bradle, William R. The Daring World War II Raid on Ploesti. Gretna, LA: Pelican Publishing Company, 2017


Forthcoming from Amberley
17 August 2017

Eriksson, Patrick. Alarmstart: The German Fighter Pilot's Experience in the Second World War: North-Western Europe 1939-1944. Forthcoming from Amberley Publishing in September 2017


News from Alabama
16 August 2017

University of Alabama Press has announced publication of Keep Your Airspeed Up: The Story of a Tuskegee Airman by Harold H. Brown and Marsha S. Bordner.


Forthcoming from Yale
15 August 2017

Siemens, Daniel. Stormtroopers: A New History of Hitler's Brownshirts. Forthcoming from Yale University Press in November 2017


War Diary reminder
15 August 2017

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 15 August 1945 standing out as a fairly important date.


Forthcoming from Routledge
14 August 2017

Brody, J. Kenneth. Crucible of a Generation: How the Attack on Pearl Harbor Transformed America. Forthcoming from Routledge in September 2017


Forthcoming from Allen Lane
12 August 2017

Todman, Daniel. Britain's War, volume 2: A New World, 1942-1947. Forthcoming from Allen Lane in November 2017


Now available from B and B
11 August 2017

Crowley, Mark J and Sandra Trudgen Dawson. Home Fronts: Britain and the Empire at War, 1939-45. Martlesham, Suffolk: Boydell and Brewer, 2017


Forthcoming from University of North Texas
11 August 2017

Elrod, Roy H. (Edited by Fred H. Allison). We Were Going to Win, Or Die There: With the Marines at Guadalcanal, Tarawa, and Saipan. Forthcoming from University of North Texas Press in September 2017


Self-Publisher
10 August 2017

We've added another self-publisher, Abdellatif Lahlali, and book, War Stories from My Father, to our Directory of Self-Publishers. This is an especially unusual story, detailing the military career of a Moroccan radioman in the French Army from 1940 through 1955, including service in French Northwest Africa, Italy, and western Europe during WWII.

If you've self-published a military-related title about World War II, especially if you're a veteran writing about your wartime experiences, please send us information so we can add you to the Directory.


Now available from McFarland
10 August 2017

Langworth, Richard M. Winston Churchill, Myth and Reality: What He Actually Did and Said. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2017


Hungarian news from HHP
9 August 2017

Our neighbors at Helena History Press have in the pipeline three books about Hungary during World War II, with all expected to be available by November:

Check our listing for each book for full details from HHP.


Subject matters
9 August 2017

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 Hungary.


War Diary reminder
9 August 2017

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 9 August 1945 standing out as a fairly important date.


Forthcoming from Douglas & McIntyre
8 August 2017

Zuehlke, Mark. The Cinderella Campaign: First Canadian Army and the Battles for the Channel Ports. Forthcoming from Douglas & McIntyre in November 2017


News from Kansas
7 August 2017

University Press of Kansas reports that Flying against Fate: Superstition and Allied Aircrews in World War II by S. P. MacKenzie has arrived at the UPK warehouse.


Waiting for Miles, Monk, and Coltrane
7 August 2017

Studdert, Will. The Jazz War: Radio, Nazism and the Struggle for the Airwaves in World War II. Forthcoming from I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd in November 2017


War Diary reminder
7 August 2017

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 7 August 1942 standing out as a fairly important date.


Book review
6 August 2017

May, Ernest R. Strange Victory: Hitler's Conquest of France. New York: Hill and Wang, 2000

Read our review


Now available from Amberley
5 August 2017

Buckton, Henry. Retreat: Dunkirk and the Evacuation of Western Europe. Stroud: Amberley Publishing, 2017


Meaty news
5 August 2017

Alexander Hill, author of the meaty and highly-regarded The Red Army and the Second World War, tells us "I have a somewhat less meaty...but hopefully useful Osprey title coming out in early 2018, Soviet Destroyers of World War II."


Forthcoming from F & F
4 August 2017

Rankin, Nicholas. Defending the Rock: How Gibraltar Defeated Hitler. Forthcoming from Faber & Faber in September 2017


Now available from Australia
3 August 2017

Rosen, Sue. Scorched Earth: Australia's Secret Plan for Total War Under Japanese Invasion in World War Two. Crows Nest, NSW: Allen & Unwin, 2017


Lieutenants and captains from the north
3 August 2017

Hayes, Geoffrey. Crerar's Lieutenants: Inventing the Canadian Junior Army Officer, 1939-45. Forthcoming from University of British Columbia Press in September 2017


Forthcoming from Sussex
2 August 2017

Seoane, Emilio Grandio. A Balancing Act: British Intelligence in Spain during the Second World War. Forthcoming from Sussex Academic Press in December 2017


Now available from Osprey
1 August 2017

Forsyth, Robert. Shadow over the Atlantic: The Luftwaffe and the U-boats: 1943-45. Oxford, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2017


Forthcoming from A & U
31 July 2017

Collie, Craig. Code Breakers: Inside the Shadow World of Signals Intelligence in Australia's Two Bletchley Parks. Forthcoming from Allen & Unwin in November 2017


Forthcoming from CUP
29 July 2017

Makepeace, Clare. Captives of War: British Prisoners of War in Europe in the Second World War. Forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in August 2017


Now available from Da Capo
28 July 2017

Wheelan, Joseph. Midnight in the Pacific: Guadalcanal, The World War II Battle That Turned the Tide of War. Boston: Da Capo Press, 2017


Now available from P & S
27 July 2017

Among the many new books from Pen and Sword, these have been brought to our attention:


News from the north
27 July 2017

J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc has announced the upcoming release of Combat History of the 17th SS Panzer-Grenadier Division Gotz von Berlichingen, volume 1 by Hans Stober, with a special pre-publication offer available through the end of August.


Aviation books from Denes Bernad
27 July 2017

Author Denes Bernad tells us he is going into the book business as a self-publisher, beginning with "...a series of hard cover pictorial albums with unpublished German and other European aircraft photos from pre-WW 2 and WW 2, printed in high-quality."


Now available from Penguin
26 July 2017

Alexievich, Svetlana. The Unwomanly Face of War. London: Penguin Press, 2017. This is the expanded, uncensored edition of a book originally published in Russian in 1985


Sooner or later
25 July 2017

I.B. Tauris continues to show multiple WWII-related titles on the production schedule, although exact dates of publication remain subject to the usual vagaries of the process:

  • Duckett, Richard. The Special Operations Executive in Burma. Forthcoming from I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd in August 2017

  • Stankova, Marietta. Bulgaria and World War II: Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union and War in the Balkans. Forthcoming from I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd in August 2017

  • McCormick, Robert B. Croatia Under Ante Pavelic: America, the Ustase and Croatian Genocide in World War II. Forthcoming from I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd in October 2017

  • Peakman, Julie. Hitler's Island War. Forthcoming from I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd in October 2017

  • Blood, Phillip W. Advancing Hitler's Lebensraum: The Luftwaffe in Poland and the Persecution of Partisans and Civilians. Forthcoming from I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd in October 2017

  • Wichhart, Stefanie. Britain, Egypt and Iraq During World War II: The Decline of Imperial Power in the Middle East. Forthcoming from I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd in March 2018

  • Sneak preview
    25 July 2017

    We just reviewed Freddie Gough's Specials at Arnhem: An Illustrated History of the 1st Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron from R. N. Sigmond, and today that Dutch publisher provides hints about the next Sigmond title:

    "[We've] started already with our next publication, this time from the German side, advancing from the west towards Arnhem/Oosterbeek, September 1944." Due next year.


    Now available from Casemate
    24 July 2017

    Peto, George and Peter Margaritis. Twenty-Two on Peleliu: Four Pacific Campaigns with the Corps: The Memoirs of an Old Breed Marine. Philadelphia: Casemate, 2017


    In memoriam
    24 July 2017

    Sam Glanzman—who served in the Pacific aboard the USN destroyer Stevens and subsequently wrote a series of comic books and graphic novels based on his WWII experiences—died on 12 July in New York at the age of 92.


    Book review
    23 July 2017

    Hilton, Robert. Freddie Gough's Specials at Arnhem: An Illustrated History of the 1st Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron. Renkum, Netherlands: R.N. Sigmond, 2017

    Read our review


    Now available from Amberley
    22 July 2017

    Trigg, Jonathan. Voices of the Flemish Waffen-SS: The Final Testament of the Oostfronters. Stroud: Amberley Publishing, 2017


    Of all the gin joints....
    21 July 2017

    Hindley, Meredith. Destination Casablanca: Exile, Espionage, and the Battle for North Africa in World War II. Forthcoming from PublicAffairs in October 2017


    Trieste: Italy or Yugoslavia?
    21 July 2017

    Jennings, Christian. Flashpoint Trieste: The First Battle of the Cold War. Forthcoming from ForeEdge / University Press of New England in October 2017


    Now available from The History Press
    20 July 2017

    Bunch, Jim. U-Boats off the Outer Banks: Shadows in the Moonlight. Stroud, UK: The History Press, 2017


    Forthcoming from OUP
    20 July 2017

    Lewy, Guenter. Perpetrators: The World of the Holocaust Killers. Forthcoming from Oxford University Press in August 2017


    War Diary reminder
    20 July 2017

    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 20 July 1944 standing out as a fairly important date.


    Now available from Yale
    19 July 2017

    Kurlander, Eric. Hitler's Monsters: A Supernatural History of the Third Reich. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2017


    Miracles happen
    19 July 2017

    Jacobsen, Alf R. Miracle at the Litza: Hitler's First Defeat on the Eastern Front. Forthcoming from Casemate in August 2017


    News from Kansas
    18 July 2017

    University Press of Kansas includes two WWII-related titles in its "Fall & Winter 2017" catalog:


    Forthcoming from Da Capo
    17 July 2017

    Wheelan, Joseph. Midnight in the Pacific: Guadalcanal, The World War II Battle That Turned the Tide of War. Forthcoming from Da Capo Press in August 2017


    Recommended
    17 July 2017

    We like to point out some of the new WWII-related books that we think are worthy of an extra measure of attention from thoughtful students of the war. To that end, today we updated our Recommended Reading page.


    Now available from CUP
    15 July 2017

    Barkawi, Tarak. Soldiers of Empire: Indian and British Armies in World War II. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2017


    Forthcoming from Routledge
    15 July 2017

    Roy, Kaushik. Tropical Warfare in the Asia Pacific Region, 1941-45. Forthcoming from Routledge in November 2017


    Forthcoming from Bloomsbury
    14 July 2017

    Pistol, Rachel. Internment During the Second World War: A Comparative Study of Great Britain and the USA. Forthcoming from Bloomsbury in August 2017


    Subject matters
    14 July 2017

    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 France.


    Forthcoming from Encounter
    13 July 2017

    Richman, Rick. Racing against History: The 1940 Campaign for a Jewish Army to Fight Hitler. Forthcoming from Encounter Books in January 2018


    Forthcoming from Stackpole
    12 July 2017

    Stenger, Dieter. Panzers East and West: The History of the German 10th SS Panzer Division in World War II. Forthcoming from Stackpole Books in August 2017


    Now available from Helion
    11 July 2017

    Harrison, Richard W. (editor). The Iasi-Kishinev Operation, 20-29 August 1944: The Red Army's Summer Offensive into the Balkans. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2017


    News from Missouri
    10 July 2017

    University of Missouri Press plans to publish Omar Nelson Bradley: America's GI General, 1893-1981 by Steven L. Ossad in November.


    War Diary reminder
    10 July 2017

    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 10 July 1943 standing out as a fairly important date.


    Delivered to your door
    10 July 2017

    "Catalogue #153" has arrived from T. Cadman WW2 Books with 27 pages packed with books about the Second World War, all ready and waiting to be dispatched into the hands of readers across the country and around the world.


    Book review
    9 July 2017

    Prusin, Alexander. Serbia under the Swastika: A World War II Occupation. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2017

    Read our review


    Now available from the Netherlands
    8 July 2017

    Hilton, Robert. Freddie Gough's Specials at Arnhem: An Illustrated History of the 1st Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron. Renkum, Netherlands: R.N. Sigmond, 2017


    Tome 2, en francais
    8 July 2017

    Mary, Jean-Yves with Pascal Kerger. Memorial de la Bataille de France, volume 2. Forthcoming from Editions Heimdal in August 2017


    Now available from OUP
    7 July 2017

    Edele, Mark. Stalin's Defectors: How Red Army Soldiers became Hitler's Collaborators, 1941-1945. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017


    Long time, no Munoz
    7 July 2017

    Munoz, Antonio J. The German Secret Field Police in Greece, 1941-1944. Forthcoming from McFarland & Company, Inc in January 2018


    Wings
    6 July 2017

    Osprey has three of its "Air Campaigns" books on the schedule for publication shortly after the first of the year:


    Now available from Potomac
    5 July 2017

    Kehn Jr, Donald M. In the Highest Degree Tragic: The Sacrifice of the U.S. Asiatic Fleet in the East Indies during World War II. Lincoln, Nebraska: Potomac Books Inc, 2017


    Forthcoming from Lorimer
    5 July 2017

    Pauwels, Jacques R. Big Business and Hitler. Forthcoming from James Lorimer & Company Ltd, Publishers in October 2017


    Now available from Amsterdam
    4 July 2017

    Porter, Edgar A. and Ran Ying Porter. Japanese Reflections on World War II and the American Occupation. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2017


    Forthcoming from Greenhill
    4 July 2017

    Paterson, Lawrence. Otto Kretschmer: The Life of Germany's Highest Scoring U-Boat Commander. Forthcoming from Greenhill Books in March 2018


    Deep in the heart of....
    3 July 2017

    The "Fall & Winter 2017" catalog from Texas A&M University Press and the Texas Book Consortium brings news of three upcoming WWII titles from a pair of fine Lone Star institutions:


    Book review
    2 July 2017

    Zetterling, Niklas and Anders Frankson. Kursk 1943: A Statistical Analysis. London: Frank Cass, 2000

    Read our review


    Subject matters
    2 July 2017

    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 Operation Citadel, the Battle of Kursk.


    Self-Publisher
    1 July 2017

    We've added another self-publisher, Anne McCully Dorre, and book, Journals of War: Coming of Age with the 104th Infantry During World War II, to our Directory of Self-Publishers.

    If you've self-published a military-related title about World War II, especially if you're a veteran writing about your wartime experiences, please send us information so we can add you to the Directory.

     

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    Cressman, Robert J. The Official Chronology of the U.S. Navy in World War II. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2000

    ISBN 1-55750-149-1

    367 pages

    Preface and Acknowledgments; photos; Notes; Glossary; Bibliography

    Appendix: Principal civilian officials and naval officers in command, 7 December 1941 - 2 September 1945

    The rare original Naval Chronology, World War II from the Navy Department—of which a ....

     

     

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