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Authors and publishers of WWII-related books, please contact us so we can publicize the latest information about your new and forthcoming titles.

Book review
4 October 2015

White, John F. U Boat Tankers, 1941-45: Submarine Suppliers to Atlantic Wolf Packs. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1998

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Now available from NIP
3 October 2015

O'Hara, Vincent. Torch: North Africa and the Allied Path to Victory. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2015

Forthcoming from Stackpole
3 October 2015

Ganz, A. Harding. Ghost Division: The 11th Gespenster Panzer Division and the German Armored Force. Forthcoming from Stackpole Books in January 2016

Now available from Allen Lane
2 October 2015

Cook, Tim. Fight to the Finish: Canadians in the Second World War, 1944-1945. London: Allen Lane, 2015

Forthcoming from Indiana
1 October 2015

Day, Ronnie. New Georgia: The Second Battle for the Solomons. Forthcoming from Indiana University Press in March 2016

News from North Carolina
30 September 2015

Our friends at McFarland & Company have several new items on the way between now and the end of the year, including these titles:

Now available from Kentucky
29 September 2015

Wheeler, James Scott. Jacob L. Devers: A General's Life. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2015

Forthcoming from Bloomsbury
29 September 2015

Taylor, Frederick. Coventry: Thursday, 14 November 1940. Forthcoming from Bloomsbury in October 2015

Forthcoming from NIP
29 September 2015

Harder, Robert O. The Three Musketeers of the Army Air Forces: From Hitler's Fortress Europa to Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Forthcoming from Naval Institute Press in October 2015

Now available from Regnery
28 September 2015

Yenne, Bill. Operation Long Jump: Stalin, Roosevelt, Churchill, and the Greatest Assassination Plot in History. Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing, Inc, 2015

Update from Mark Yerger
28 September 2015

Mark tells us Totenkopf. The Structure, Development and Personalities of the 3.SS-Panzer-Division, Volume 1 remains on schedule for publication by Helion in October.

Forthcoming from Tauris
28 September 2015

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 October 2015

Forthcoming from MMP
28 September 2015

Fernandez, Jose and Patrick Loureau. French Bombers of WWII. Forthcoming from MMP Books in October 2015

Book review
27 September 2015

Brown, John Sloan. Draftee Division: The 88th Infantry Division in World War II. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1998

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Now available from Casemate
26 September 2015

Bergstrom, Christer. The Battle of Britain: An Epic Conflict Revisited. Philadelphia: Casemate, 2015

Forthcoming from Viking
26 September 2015

Dimbleby, Jonathan. The Battle of the Atlantic: How the Allies Won the War. Forthcoming from Viking in October 2015

News from P&S
25 September 2015

Whew! It's always difficult to keep track of all the titles rolling off the production line in Barnsley, but here are some of the new releases due from Pen & Sword within the next month or so.

Now available from Panzerwrecks
24 September 2015

Neely, Darren. Forgotten Archives: The Lost Signal Corps Photos, 1. Heathfield, Sussex: Panzerwrecks, 2015

Forthcoming from Times
24 September 2015

Bond, Barbara. Great Escapes: The Story of MI9's Second World War Escape and Evasion Maps. Forthcoming from Times Books in October 2015

In memoriam
24 September 2015

Yogi Berra—who served in the USN as a gunner's mate aboard the attack transport USS Bayfield on D-Day and subsequently became a Hall of Fame baseball player—died on 22 September in New Jersey at the age of 90.

Now available from Norton
23 September 2015

Toll, Ian W. The Conquering Tide: War in the Pacific Islands, 1942-1944. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc, 2015

Forthcoming from Missouri
22 September 2015

Kurusu, Saburo (edited by J Garry Clifford and Masako Okura). The Desperate Diplomat: Saburo Kurusu's Memoir of the Weeks before Pearl Harbor. Forthcoming from University of Missouri Press in October 2015

Forthcoming from Johns Hopkins
22 September 2015

McManus, John C. Hell Before Their Very Eyes: American Soldiers Liberate Concentration Camps in Germany, April 1945. Forthcoming from Johns Hopkins University Press in October 2015

News from Anton Joly
21 September 2015

Anton Joly forwarded copies of the revised and expanded editions of his self-published Stalingrad Battle Atlas, volume I and Stalingrad Battle Atlas, volume II. The covers, publication dates, and ISBNs remain unchanged, but the new editions can be identified at a glance by the addition of "Special thanks to Marina Mercier" at the top of their title pages. Beyond that, the new editions of both volumes feature more material, more pages, and major revisions to the mapping format. See also our review of the first edition of volume I.

Now available from T&H
21 September 2015

Hickley, Catherine. The Munich Art Hoard: Hitler's Dealer and His Secret Legacy. London: Thames & Hudson, 2015

Forthcoming from Cornell
21 September 2015

Esherick, Joseph and Matthew Combs (editors). 1943: China at the Crossroads. Forthcoming from Cornell University Press in October 2015

In memoriam
21 September 2015

Marcus Loorya—a sailor aboard the destroyer tender USS Dobbin at Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941—died in California on 14 September at the age of 92.

Book review
20 September 2015

Harris, Sir Arthur. Bomber Offensive. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1998

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Now available from Bodley
19 September 2015

Stargardt, Nicholas. The German War: A Nation Under Arms, 1939-45. London: Bodley Head, 2015

Update from Marc Rikmenspoel
19 September 2015

Marc tells us Sunwheels and Siegrunen: Wiking, Nordland, Nederland and the Germanic Waffen-SS in Photographs, volume 1 remains on schedule for publication by Helion in mid-October.

Update from Robert Edwards
19 September 2015

Bob tells us Tip of the Spear remains on schedule for publication by Stackpole in November.

Now available from Collins
18 September 2015

Hastings, Max. The Secret War: Spies, Codes and Guerrillas, 1939-1945. London: Collins, 2015

Forthcoming from Amberley
18 September 2015

Buckingham, Bill. Arnhem: The Battle of the Bridges. Forthcoming from Amberley Publishing in October 2015

Forthcoming from Palgrave
17 September 2015

O'Sullivan, Adrian. Espionage and Counterintelligence in Occupied Persia (Iran): The Success of the Allied Secret Services, 1941-45. Forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company in October 2015

Now available from NIP
16 September 2015

Sturma, Michael. Fremantle's Submarines: How Allied Submariners and Western Australians Helped to Win the War in the Pacific. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2015

Forthcoming from Atlantic
16 September 2015

Holland, James. The War in the West: Volume 1: The Rise of Germany, 1939-1941. Forthcoming from Atlantic Monthly Press in October 2015

Happy 20th anniversary
15 September 2015

We opened Stone & Stone Second World War Books on 15 September 1995, and today marks the twentieth 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 over our first two decades, and we look forward to providing daily doses of news and information about WWII-related books for many more years.

News from Chris Shores
15 September 2015

"Just back from a couple of weeks' trip to New York, so here is a brief update on A History of the Mediterranean Air War, 1940-1945, volume three: Tunisia and the End in Africa, November 1942 - May 1943.

"We have completed the first draft and are into several weeks of 'polishing' to deal with all the queries, anomalies, gaps, etc in order to try and have a completed manuscript ready for Grub Street by the end of this year/start of 2016. It is hoped that we can then achieve a June/July 2016 publication to tie in with the major Duxford Air Show. We are then ready to press straight on with volume 4."

Now available from Helion
15 September 2015

Ness, Leland S. Rikugun: Guide to Japanese Ground Forces 1937-1945, volume 2: Weapons of the Imperial Japanese Army and Navy Ground Forces. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2015

News from Colorado
14 September 2015

Aberdeen Books plans to publish in mid-October Kursk: The Battle of Prokhorovka by Christopher Lawrence. Advertised as a staggering "almost 1700 pages," the book will include "29 fold-out maps, 94 maps in the text, 41 charts, graphs and diagrams, 166 tables, 194 statistical sheets covering each engagement, 100 separate sidebars of discussion, 66 German and Soviet commander biographies, and four photo sections with 289 photos."

Forthcoming from History Press
14 September 2015

Hryniewicz, Bohdan. My Boyhood War: Warsaw 1944. Forthcoming from The History Press in October 2015

Book review
13 September 2015

Niestle, Axel. German U-Boat Losses during World War II: Details of Destruction. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1998

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Now available from Pen and Sword
12 September 2015

Haarr, Geirr H. No Room for Mistakes: British and Allied Submarine Warfare 1939-1940. Barnsley, UK: Seaforth / Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2015

Now available from Missouri
12 September 2015

Okerstrom, Dennis R. Dick Cole's War: Doolittle Pilot, Hump Raider, Air Commando. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2015

News from Casemate
11 September 2015

It looks like Casemate is revving up the assembly line over the next couple of months, with new books on the way including these WWII titles:

Now available from Pen and Sword
10 September 2015

Wynn, Kenneth. Men of the Battle of Britain. Barnsley, UK: Frontline / Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2015

Forthcoming from Morrow
10 September 2015

Doyle, William. PT 109: An American Epic of War, Survival, and the Destiny of John F. Kennedy. Forthcoming from William Morrow and Company in October 2015

Now available from Schiffer
9 September 2015

Jackson, Daniel. Famine, Sword, and Fire: The Liberation of Southwest China in World War II. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2015

Forthcoming from S & S
9 September 2015

Waller, Douglas. Disciples: The World War II Missions of the CIA Directors Who Fought for Wild Bill Donovan. Forthcoming from Simon & Schuster in October 2015

News from the Netherlands
8 September 2015

R.N. Sigmond, publisher of some excellent books on the battle at Arnhem bridge, later this month will be releasing Arnhem Bridge: Target Mike One: An Illustrated HIstory of the 1st Airlanding Light Regiment RA, 1942 - 1945 by Truesdale, Cornelissen, and Gerritsen.

Now available from Sussex
7 September 2015

Moreno Julia, Xavier. Blue Division: Spanish Blood in Russia, 1941-1945. Eastbourne: Sussex Academic Press, 2015

Forthcoming from R and L
7 September 2015

Woolfe jr, Raymond G. The Doomed Horsemen of Bataan: The Incredible Stand of the 26th Cavalry. Forthcoming from Rowman and Littlefield in December 2015

Forthcoming from Exisle
7 September 2015

Newell, Reg. Pacific Star: 3NZ Division in the South Pacific in World War II. Forthcoming from Exisle Publishing in October 2015

Book review
6 September 2015

Hayward, Joel S. A. Stopped at Stalingrad: The Luftwaffe and Hitler's Defeat in the East, 1942-1943. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1998

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Now available from Kansas
5 September 2015

Whitewood, Peter. The Red Army and the Great Terror: Stalin's Purge of the Soviet Military. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2015

Forthcoming from Kentucky
4 September 2015

Holl, Richard. Committed to Victory: The Kentucky Home Front during World War II. Forthcoming from University Press of Kentucky in October 2015

Now available from Stackpole
3 September 2015

Balkoski, Joseph. The Last Roll Call: The 29th Infantry Division Victorious, 1945. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2015

Forthcoming from Tauris
2 September 2015

Fevziu, Blendi and Robert Elsie. Enver Hoxha: The Iron Fist of Albania. Forthcoming from I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd in January 2016

War Diary reminder
2 September 2015

Today seems like another good day to remind everyone about our detailed day-by-day chronicle of the Second World War, now amounting to more than 62,000 entries and growing, with 2 September 1945 standing out as a fairly important date.

Now available from Casemate
1 September 2015

Napier, Stephen. The Armored Campaign in Normandy, June-August, 1944. Philadelphia: Casemate, 2015

War Diary reminder
1 September 2015

Today seems like a good day to remind everyone about our detailed day-by-day chronicle of the Second World War, now amounting to more than 62,000 entries and growing, with 1 September 1939 standing out as a fairly important date.


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Featured review
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Second World War Books: Review

Their hair is thinner and eyesight weaker than it was fifty-plus years ago, but there are still plenty of veterans of World War II among us and they are still setting down after all this time their memories of what it meant to live and fight in the Second World War. This time around, brief notes on the memoirs of four American vets, Army and Marines, of France, Italy, and the Pacific.  

Cooper, Belton Y. Death Traps: The Survival of an American Armored Division in World War II. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1998

ISBN 0-89141-670-6

324 pages

Foreword; Preface; Introduction; Acknowledgments; photos; m....



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