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Forthcoming from Frontline / Pen and Sword Books
Moberg, Stig H. Gunfire: British Artillery in World War II. Forthcoming from Frontline / Pen and Sword Books Ltd in March 2017
Forthcoming from Amber
Hart, Stephen A. Russian Tanks of World War II. Forthcoming from Amber Books in March 2017
Forthcoming from Big Sky
Doneley, Bob. Toowoomba to Torokina: The 25th Battalion in Peace and War, 1918-1945. Forthcoming from Big Sky Publishing in March 2017
Now available from Viking
Rees, Laurence. The Holocaust. London: Viking, 2017
Kursk, part 1: Forthcoming from Arcturus
Matthews, Rupert. Kursk: The World's Greatest Tank Battle. Forthcoming from Arcturus Publishing Ltd in March 2017
Kursk, part 2: Forthcoming from Osprey
Forczyk, Robert. Kursk 1943: The Southern Front. Forthcoming from Osprey Publishing in March 2017
Kriebel, Colonel Rainer and the U.S. Army Intelligence Service. Edited by Bruce Gudmundsson. Inside the Afrika Korps: The Crusader Battles, 1941-1942. Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, PA 1999
Forthcoming from Canada
Restayn, Jean. The Three Battles of Vitebsk, volume 1. Forthcoming from J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc in March 2017
Jean-Yves Marywho has already written some quality books about the Maginot Line and the 1940 German invasionhas produced another. Memorial de la Bataille de France, volume 1: Du 8 au 21 Mai 1940 from Editions Heimdal is a detailed day-by-day, unit-by-unit chronology of the defense of France.
Forthcoming from History Press
Roberts, Jerry. Lorenz: Breaking Hitler's Top Secret Code at Bletchley Park. Forthcoming from The History Press in March 2017
Forthcoming from Amber
Newdick, Thomas. Japanese Aircraft of World War II. Forthcoming from Amber Books in March 2017
Now available from Columbia
Wilson, Sandra et al. Japanese War Criminals: The Politics of Justice After the Second World War. New York: Columbia University Press, 2017
Forthcoming from P&S
Wragg, David. Operation Sealion: Hitler's Invasion Plan for Britain. Forthcoming from Pen and Sword Books Ltd in March 2017
Towards a Wider War: British Strategic Decision-Making and Military Effectiveness in Scandinavia, 1939-40 by Joseph Moretz is now available from Helion & Company.
Forthcoming from HM
Ohler, Norman. Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany. Forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin in March 2017
Brunhilde Pomselwho worked as secretary to Joseph Goebbels from 1942 until the end of the war, was captured by Soviet troops in the bunker under the Reich Chancellery, and served five years in Soviet prison campsdied in Munich on 27 January at the age of 106.
Rospond, Vincent W. The Polish Army in 1939. Point Pleasant, NJ: Winged Hussar Publishing, 2017
News from Annapolis
It looks like NIP is cranking up the ol' printing press, with several new WWII titles in the works for publication over the next four months. Here are the ones that caught our attention:
Robert Michela GI with the US 9th Infantry Division who was awarded two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart during service in France, Belgium, and Germany, and later served in the US House of Representatives for 38 years, including 14 years as House Republican leaderdied in Virginia on 17 February at the age of 93.
Tucker-Jones, Anthony. Slaughter on the Eastern Front: Hitler and Stalin's War 1941-1945. Forthcoming from The History Press in May 2017
Boyd, Andrew. The Royal Navy in Eastern Waters: Linchpin of Victory 1935-1942. Forthcoming from Seaforth / Pen & Sword in March 2017
Now available from Bloomsbury
Knowles, Christopher. Winning the Peace: The British in Occupied Germany, 1945-1948. London: Bloomsbury, 2017
Forthcoming from HUP
Remy, Steven P. The Malmedy Massacre: The War Crimes Trial Controversy. Forthcoming from Harvard University Press in March 2017
Now available from Stackpole
Lehrman, Lewis E. Churchill, Roosevelt & Company: Studies in Character and Statecraft. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2017
Forthcoming from McFarland
Johns, Jim. Reassessing Pearl Harbor: Scapegoats, a False Hero and the Myth of Surprise Attack. Forthcoming from McFarland & Company, Inc in March 2017
Roger Boasan artillery forward observer with the US 4th Armored Division who was awarded a Silver Star and a Bronze Star, later became active in California politics, and wrote his memoir of wartime service in 2015died in California on 10 February at the age of 95.
Now available from Schiffer
Afiero, Massimiliano. The 7th Waffen-SS Volunteer Gebirgs (Mountain) Division Prinz Eugen: An Illustrated History. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2017
Forthcoming from Skyhorse
Oliver, Dennis. Death Ride of the Panzers: German Armor and the Retreat in the West, 1944-45. Forthcoming from Skyhorse Publishing in November 2017
All Stalingrad, all the time
Just in case you don't have enough books about Stalingrad yet, three more are in the pipeline for publication within the next month or two:
Lewis, Tom. The Empire Strikes South: Japan's Air War Against Northern Australia, 1942-45. Kent Town, Australia: Avonmore Books, 2017
During the war it was a Portuguese territory on the coast of China....
Gunn, Geoffrey C. Wartime Macau: Under the Japanese Shadow. Forthcoming from Hong Kong University Press in March 2017
Now available from Bloomsbury
Wheatley, Ben. British Intelligence and Hitler's Empire in the Soviet Union, 1941-1945. London: Bloomsbury, 2017
The bell tolls for Papa
The latest book about Ernest Hemingway's WWII exploitsWriter, Sailor, Soldier, Spy: Ernest Hemingway's Secret Adventures by Nicholas Reynoldsis due from Morrow in March.
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 Ernest Hemingway's WWII years.
News from CUP
Cambridge University Press has three new WWII titles on the schedule for publication during the next two months:
Now available from NAL
George, Denise and Robert Child. The Lost Eleven: The Forgotten Story of Black American Soldiers Brutally Massacred in World War II. New York: New American Library, 2017
Forthcoming from P&S
Kavalerchik, Boris and Lev Lopukhovsky. The Price of Victory: The Red Army's Casualties in the Great Patriotic War. Forthcoming from Pen and Sword Books Ltd in June 2017
Now available from UPK
Holmes, Larry E. Stalin's World War II Evacuations: Triumph and Troubles in Kirov. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2017
Forthcoming from OUP
Frieser, Karl-Heinz. Germany and the Second World War, volume 8: The Eastern Front, 1943-1944: The War in the East and on the Neighbouring Fronts. Forthcoming from Oxford University Press in March 2017
Now available from Helion
Rogers, David. Britain's Civilian Armies in World War II: The Fight on the Home Front. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2017
Forthcoming from Amberley
Jowett, Philip S. The Bitter Peace: Conflict in China, 1928-37. Forthcoming from Amberley Publishing in March 2017
Gardner, W.J.R. Decoding History: The Battle of the Atlantic and Ultra. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1999
Forthcoming from Cornell
Barnes, Dayna L. Architects of Occupation: American Experts and Planning for Postwar Japan. Forthcoming from Cornell University Press in March 2017
A child and a teenager
Now available from Ohio University Press:
Flying in from Oklahoma
Bechthold, Mike. Flying to Victory: Raymond Collishaw and the Western Desert Campaign, 1940-1941. Forthcoming from University of Oklahoma Press in March 2017
The Polish Army arrives
Vincent Rospond tells us the printer has delivered The Polish Army in 1939 and it is now available from Winged Hussar.
Forthcoming from OUP
Stone, Dan. Concentration Camps: A Short History. Forthcoming from Oxford University Press in March 2017
Maus in the haus
Kampfpanzer Maus: The Porsche Type 205 Super-Heavy Tank by Michael Frohlich is now available.
Forthcoming from P&S
Lakowski, Richard. Hitler's Last Battles: Seelow and the Halbe Encirclement, April-May 1945. Forthcoming from Frontline / Pen and Sword Books Ltd in February 2017
Now available from LSU
Deacon, Valerie. The Extreme Right in the French Resistance: Members of the Cagoule and Corvignolles in the Second World War. Baton Rouge, LA: LSU Press, 2016
Bertke, Donald A., Don Kindell, and Gordon Smith. World War II Sea War, volume 10: Il Duce Deposed: Day-to-Day Naval Actions, July 1943 through September 1943. Dayton, OH: Bertke Publications, 2017
News from Potomac
Potomac Books, an imprint of University of Nebraska Press, tells us these three titles are moving toward release later this year:
Now available from PeKo
Stokes, Neil. World War Two Photobook Series, volume 12: SU-76 on the Battlefield. Keszthely, Hungary: PeKo Publishing, 2016
News from Schiffer
Schiffer Publishing Ltd has released these titles over the last few weeks:
Forthcoming from OUP
Steinacher, Gerald. Humanitarians at War: The Red Cross in the Shadow of the Holocaust. Forthcoming from Oxford University Press in February 2017
The circus comes to town
Today Helion & Co announced availability of Mikhail Maslov's latest book, Vakhmistrov's Circus: Zveno Combined Aircraft: The Projects, Development, Testing and Combat.
J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing says The Three Battles of Vitebsk, volume 1 by Jean Restayn, originally scheduled for publication this month, has been delayed until the second half of March.
Forthcoming from Stal Data
Joly, Anton. Stalingrad Battle Atlas, volume IV: Winter Storm. Forthcoming from Stal Data Publications in February 2017
Forthcoming from Stackpole
Baumer, Robert W. Old Hickory: The American 30th Infantry Division in World War II. Forthcoming from Stackpole Books in April 2017
Now available from Luftfahrtverlag
Urbanke, Axel. To The Gates of Moscow with the 3rd Panzer Division: A Medical Officer in the Campaign against Russia. Bad Zwischenahn, Germany: Luftfahrtverlag, 2017
Forthcoming from Bantam
Holland, James. The War in the West, volume 2: The Allies Fight Back 1941-1943. Forthcoming from Bantam Books in May 2017
The Empire Strikes South: Now available
Avonmore Books of Kent Town, Australia, has published The Empire Strikes South: Japan's Air War Against Northern Australia 1942-45 by Tom Lewis, the definitive account of Japanese air ops with scores of aircraft lost and almost 200 Japanese airmen killed.
Forthcoming from Osprey: More air raids on Australia
Alford, Bob. Darwin 1942: The Japanese Attack on Australia. Forthcoming from Osprey Publishing in February 2017
Editor's Choice Awards for 2016
This month marks the eighteenth annual Stone & Stone Second World War Books selection of new releases for our Editor's Choice awardsaka the "Stonies"as the best new books of the year. Here are the winners of the Stonies for 2016.
News from Grub Street
The kind folks at Grub Street tell us A History of the Mediterranean Air War, 1940-1945, volume four by Chris Shores and his team is now planned for publication "in late 2018." In addition, these three titles are on this year's schedule:
Forthcoming from Da Capo
Wukovits, John F. Tin Can Titans: The Heroic Men and Ships of World War II's Most Decorated Navy Destroyer Squadron. Forthcoming from Da Capo Press in March 2017
Forthcoming from Kentucky
Nance, William Stuart. Sabers Through the Reich: World War II Corps Cavalry from Normandy to the Elbe. Forthcoming from University Press of Kentucky in May 2017
News from Mark Zuehlke
The author sends word about his upcoming The Cinderella Campaign: First Canadian Army and the Channel Port Battles:
"As the Allies broke out of the Normandy bridgehead in late August 1945, First Canadian Army took position on the left flank and moved up the Channel coast. Whereas for the British and American armies advances across France were rapid and only light contested, the Germans met the Canadians with fierce resistance. This was partly because the countryside close to the coast was more rugged than deeper inside France's interior, but also the Germans were desperate to maintain their fortresses aimed at denying the Allies use of the Channel ports. Le Havre, Dunkirk, Boulogne, and Calais were all heavily defended bastions that the Canadian Army had to overcome one by one. It was a hard, largely unremarked, and today mostly unknown campaign. Cinderella Campaign will hit Canadian bookshelves in October 2017 and the U.S. in the following spring."
Now available from MMP
Mathisrud, Nils. The Stockholm Run: Air Transport Between Britain and Sweden During WWII. Petersfield, Hampshire, UK: MMP Books, 2016
What a way to spend a war
Kundahl, George G. The Riviera at War: World War II on the Cote d'Azur. Forthcoming from I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd in May 2017
Now available from Pen and Sword
Stanley, Roy M. Intelligence Images from the Eastern Front: Looking Down on War. Barnsley, UK: Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2016
Forthcoming from Casemate
Zetterling, Niklas. Blitzkrieg: From the Ground Up. Forthcoming from Casemate in April 2017
Now available from McFarland
Helling, Thomas. Desperate Surgery in the Pacific War: Doctors and Damage Control for American Wounded, 1941-1945. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2017
We're from Texas
Not us. We're from California. But these two upcoming books hail from the latest "Texas Book Consortium" catalog:
Didden, Jack and Maarten Swarts. Kampfgruppe Walther and Panzerbrigade 107: A Thorn in the Side of Market Garden. Drunen, Netherlands: De Zwaardvisch, 2016
Melnyk, Michael James. The History of the Galician Division of the Waffen SS. Stroud, UK: Fonthill Media Limited, 2016. (Two volumes)
Glantz, David with Mary Elizabeth Glantz. The Battle for Belorussia: The Red Army's Forgotten Campaign of October 1943 - April 1944. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2016
Hill, Alexander. The Red Army and the Second World War. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2016
A Helion New Year
Helion & Company has announced two new titles, fresh off the press to welcome the new year:
Now available from St Martin's
Dando-Collins, Stephen. The Big Break: The Greatest American WWII POW Escape Story Never Told. New York: St Martin's Press, 2017
Forthcoming from Kansas
Holmes, Larry E. Stalin's World War II Evacuations: Triumph and Troubles in Kirov. Forthcoming from University Press of Kansas in February 2017
The frenzy of books arriving near the end of the year has subsided, but with so many terrific new histories on hand we've updated our Recommended Reading page with some titles we think deserve an extra measure of attention.
Daring women: Now available
Thomas, Gordon. Shadow Warriors of World War II: The Daring Women of the OSS and SOE. Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2017
Daring women: In memoriam
Clare Hollingwortha British journalist and author who was in Poland in 1939, observed German forces massing on the border at the end of August, and first reported the invasiondied in Hong Kong on 10 January 2017 at the age of 105.
Forthcoming from NIP
Russell, David Lee. The War Begins: The Navy's Early Carrier Raids, February-May 1942. Forthcoming from Naval Institute Press in May 2017
Forthcoming from Illinois
Prusin, Alexander. Serbia under the Swastika: A World War II Occupation. Forthcoming from University of Illinois Press in June 2017
Kriebel, Colonel Rainer and the U.S. Army Intelligence Service. Edited by Bruce Gudmundsson. Inside the Afrika Korps: The Crusader Battles, 1941-1942. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1999
Now available from HUP
Peri, Alexis. The War Within: Diaries from the Siege of Leningrad. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2017
Forthcoming from Missouri
Hardee, David L., edited by Frank H. Blazich Jr. Bataan Survivor: A POW's Account of Japanese Captivity in World War II. Forthcoming from University of Missouri Press in February 2017
The panzers are coming from Australia...
...but not this month.
Leaping Horseman reports publication of Stalingrad: Graveyard of the Panzers, volume 1 has been delayed until March or April.
Now available from NAL
Brady, Tim. His Father's Son: The Life of General Ted Roosevelt, Jr. New York: New American Library, 2017
"Catalogue #150" arrived here by mail from T. Cadman WW2 Books with 27 pages of new and used WWII items for sale. Tom has been a reliable source of books for many years, and his catalogs are always worth checking out.
Sea War news
Don Bertke sends word about the World War II Sea War series of books:
"I encountered Gordon Smith on his NavalHistory.Net site as a good source of Royal Navy Information. A few years later, Gordon began including detailed information provided by Don Kindell, and the three of us began to discuss our various data sources. Gordon suggested that we put the information into a book series and World War II Sea War was born.
"Sadly, Gordon passed away last month, but the series continues. We are doing final edits to Volume 10 "Il Duce Deposed" and should have it ready in a week or two. We try to do two releases a year, and we have Volume 11 "Bougainville, Tarawa and Cape Gloucester" ready for editing once Volume 10 is out.
"Depending upon the data, the series should go to Volume 17 or 18. We have an arbitrary 500 page limit just for book manageability. So the data drives how many wartime months we get into each volume."
Norge, part one
Coming from Fonthill Media Limited in May 2017: Norway 1940: Chronicle of a Chaotic Campaign by Harry Plevy
Norge, part two
Coming from Cambridge University Press in April 2017: Anatomy of a Campaign: The British Fiasco in Norway, 1940 by John Kiszely
Looking for books on a particular 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 Norway during the war years.
Behind the scenes
Readers don't always see all the work that goes on behind the scenes in order to turn a manuscript into a book that gets onto shelves and into the hands of those who want to read it. One of the unsung heroines of that process, Tara Lichterman, has departed Casemate for new adventures, and we'll miss the competence she provided Stone & Stone for many years while helping us keep up with titles published and distributed by Casemate.
New year, new features
For the new year we've implemented two new features:
Forthcoming from OUP
Campbell, Ian. The Addis Ababa Massacre: Italy's National Shame. Forthcoming from Oxford University Press in April 2017
John Z. Posadasa paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division who dropped into Normandy where he was captured and held as a POW until the end of the wardied in California on 25 December at the age of 95.
Book statistics for 2016
For the beginning of the new year we present a compilation of statistics from Stone & Stone showing the most popular books, authors, publishers, and subjects for the year 2016.
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