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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.

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Forthcoming from Pegasus
21 March 2018

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

Forthcoming from Skyhorse
20 March 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

Forthcoming from Avonmore
19 March 2018

Claringbould, Michael and Peter Ingman. South Pacific Air War, volume 2: The Struggle for Port Moresby, March-April 1942. Forthcoming from Avonmore Books in July 2018

Forthcoming from Yale
17 March 2018

Dunn, Susan. A Blueprint for War: FDR and the Hundred Days That Mobilized America. Forthcoming from Yale University Press in April 2018

Forthcoming from NIP
16 March 2018

Bourque, Stephen Alan. Beyond the Beach: The Allied War Against France. Forthcoming from Naval Institute Press in April 2018

News from Amberley
15 March 2018

Amberley Publishing has released Warhorses of Germany: The Myth of the Mechanised Blitzkrieg by Paul Garson and The Royal Marines and the War at Sea 1939-1945 by Martin Watts.

Coming soon:

Trigg, Jonathan. Voices of the Scandinavian Waffen-SS: The Final Testament of Hitler's Vikings. Forthcoming from Amberley Publishing in July 2018

Now available from Osprey
14 March 2018

Cox, Jeffrey R. Morning Star, Midnight Sun: The Guadalcanal-Solomons Naval Campaign of World War II. Oxford, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2018

Forthcoming from McFarland
13 March 2018

Wetterhahn, Ralph. The Early Air War in the Pacific: Ten Months That Changed the Course of World War II. Forthcoming from McFarland & Company, Inc in April 2018

Now available from Schiffer
12 March 2018

Afiero, Massimiliano. The 17th Waffen-SS Panzergrenadier Division Gotz von Berlichingen: An Illustrated History. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2018

12 March 2018

Today we have in our hands "Catalogue #157" from T. Cadman WW2 Books. You, too, can receive a copy if you request one from Tom.

Book review
11 March 2018

Freivogel, Zvonimir and Achille Rastelli. Adriatic Naval War, 1940-1945. Zagreb, Croatia: Despot Infinitus, 2015

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Forthcoming from Heimdal
10 March 2018

Mary, Jean-Yves with Pascal Kerger. Memorial de la Bataille de France, volume 3. Forthcoming from Editions Heimdal in April 2018

Now available from Helion
9 March 2018

Fitzgerald-Black, Alexander. Eagles over Husky: The Allied Air Forces in the Sicilian Campaign, 14 May - 17 August 1943. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2018

9 March 2018

We've updated our Recommended Reading page. Check it out for some of our top choices for books old and new.

Forthcoming from Fonthill
9 March 2018

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

News from Croatia
8 March 2018

Very pleased are we to have received a package from Croatia. A publisher previously unknown to us, Despot Infinitus, kindly dispatched a selection of interesting WWII titles. Two of these are in dual Croatian and English, with the others in English. All are worth an extra measure of attention for their perspectives on topics mostly obscure in other books in English. That's certainly true of Adriatic Naval War, 1940-1945, with which we were especially impressed.

Forthcoming from Norton
8 March 2018

Scott, James. Rampage: MacArthur, Yamashita, and the Battle of Manila. Forthcoming from W.W. Norton & Company, Inc in October 2018

Jackson...Ashley Jackson
7 March 2018

Author Ashley Jackson has three books scheduled for publication during the next few months:

Forthcoming from Casemate
6 March 2018

Buffetaut, Yves. 101st Airborne in Normandy: June 1944. Forthcoming from Casemate in April 2018

Weiss and White
5 March 2018

We were impressed with the Fall Weiss book by William Russ, and now his Case White: The German Army in the Polish Campaign, September 1939 has been reprinted by Winged Hussar Publishing.

Subject matters
5 March 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 Case White.

Book review
4 March 2018

Janzyk, Stephan. Operation Fall Weiss: German Paratroopers in the Poland Campaign, 1939. Barnsley, UK: Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2017

Read our review

Now available from Helion
3 March 2018

Harrison, Richard W. (editor). The The Battle of the Dnepr: The Red Army's Forcing of the East Wall, September-December 1943. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2018

Forthcoming from CUP
3 March 2018

Statiev, Alexander. At War's Summit: The Red Army and the Struggle for the Caucasus Mountains in World War II. Forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in June 2018

Now available from Potomac
2 March 2018

Cox, Hank H. The General Who Wore Six Stars: The Inside Story of John C. H. Lee. Lincoln, Nebraska: Potomac Books Inc, 2018

Forthcoming from Osprey
2 March 2018

Anderson, Thomas. The History of the Panzerjaeger: Volume 1: Origins and Evolution 1939-42. Forthcoming from Osprey Publishing in June 2018

Forthcoming from Routledge
2 March 2018

Kaminsky, Arnold P. Propaganda and Political Warfare in South Asia: India and Anglo-American Relations during WWII. Forthcoming from Routledge in April 2018

Forthcoming from St Martin's
1 March 2018

McConahay, Mary Jo. The Tango War: The Struggle for the Hearts, Minds and Riches of Latin America During World War II. Forthcoming from St Martin's Press in September 2018

Now available from McFarland
1 March 2018

Munoz, Antonio J. The German Secret Field Police in Greece, 1941-1944. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2018

Forthcoming from Pen and Sword
28 February 2018

Norris, John. Logistics in World War II: 1939-1942. Forthcoming from Pen and Sword Books Ltd in March 2018

Forthcoming from Praeger
28 February 2018

Jacob, Frank. Japanese War Crimes during WWII: Atrocity and the Psychology of Collective Violence. Forthcoming from Praeger Publishers in June 2018

Now available from Fonthill
27 February 2018

Estes, Kenneith W. German Heavy Fighting Vehicles of the Second World War: From Tiger to E-100. Stroud, UK: Fonthill Media Limited, 2018

News from the Corts Foundation
26 February 2018

After our review of The Invasion of the Dutch East Indies, the folks at the Corts Foundation—they are the ones who translated the volume and prepared it for publication—sent this info:

"We do notice the great interest for our first publication as the orders still are arriving at L.U.P., including a large number of downloads. Last week we discussed with Leiden University our next publication: Senshi Sosho volume 26, The Operations of the Navy in the Dutch East Indies and the Bay of Bengal. You will find some new particulars about the operations at Tarakan in this volume. It is our intention to publish this volume (about the same size as S.S. volume 3) in September 2018. We will conclude our series with an air force volume which will be published in 2020."

Forthcoming from Bloomsbury
26 February 2018

Mark, Ethan. Japan's Occupation of Java in the Second World War: A Transnational History. Forthcoming from Bloomsbury in July 2018

Book reviews
25 February 2018

War History Office of the National Defense College of Japan. The Invasion of the Dutch East Indies. Leiden, the Netherlands: Leiden University Press, 2015

Hoogenband, C. van den and L. Schotborgh (editors). Nederlands-Indie Contra Japan, deel V: De Strijd op Borneo en op Celebes. s-Gravenhage: Staatsdrukkerij-en Uitgeverijbedrijf, 1957

Read our reviews

Now available from Encounter
24 February 2018

Richman, Rick. Racing against History: The 1940 Campaign for a Jewish Army to Fight Hitler. New York: Encounter Books, 2018

Now available from MMP
24 February 2018

Ranger, Alan. German Horse Power of the Wehrmacht in WW2. Petersfield, Hampshire, UK: MMP Books, 2017

Forthcoming from NIP
23 February 2018

Russell, David Lee. The War Begins: The Navy's Early Carrier Raids, February-May 1942. Forthcoming from Naval Institute Press in June 2018

Now available from OUP, illustrated
22 February 2018

Gellately, Robert. The Oxford Illustrated History of the Third Reich. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018

Now available from Bloomsbury
21 February 2018

Trachtenberg, Barry. The United States and the Nazi Holocaust. London: Bloomsbury, 2018

Forthcoming from Fonthill
20 February 2018

Baughen, Greg. The Rise and Fall of the French Air Force: French Air Operations and Strategy 1900-1940. Forthcoming from Fonthill Media Limited in March 2018

Trot, canter, gallop
19 February 2018

Helion & Company has announced publication of The End of the Gallop: The Battle for Kharkov, February-March 1943 by Alexei Isaev.

Book review
18 February 2018

Jarymowycz, Roman Johann. Tank Tactics from Normandy to Lorraine. Boulder, CO: Lynn Rienner Publishers, 2001

Read our review

The Ides of March...more or less
17 February 2018

University Press of Kansas has three important WWII titles scheduled for publication roughly around the middle of March. Here they are:

Now available from Harvard
16 February 2018

van de Ven, Hans. China at War: Triumph and Tragedy in the Emergence of the New China. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2018

Now available from Skyhorse
15 February 2018

Oliver, Dennis. Death Ride of the Panzers: German Armor and the Retreat in the West, 1944-45. New York: Skyhorse Publishing, 2018

News from Amberley
14 February 2018

Among a steady flow of new WWII titles from Amberley, we note these in the pipeline:

Forthcoming from Aquila Polonica
13 February 2018

Baluk, Stefan Starba. Sikorski: No Simple Soldier. Forthcoming from Aquila Polonica Publishing in November 2018

Now available from Tauris
12 February 2018

Roberts, Hannah. The WRNS in Wartime: The Women's Royal Naval Service 1917-1945. London: I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd, 2017

Book review
11 February 2018

Lewis, Adrian R. Omaha Beach: A Flawed Victory. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2001

Read our review

Now available from Kagero
10 February 2018

Mujzer, Peter. Hungarian Armored Forces in World War II. Lublin, Poland: Kagero Publishing, 2017

News from Savas Beatie
9 February 2018

It sounds like it's getting close.

After a long wait and many delays, German Ground Forces of World War II: Complete Orders of Battle for Army Groups, Armies, Army Corps, and Other Commands of the Wehrmacht and Waffen SS, September 1, 1939, to May 8, 1945 by William T. McCroden and Thomas Nutter might be near at hand.

Of that title, Savas Beatie reports they are "hoping for an April release."

Now available from HUP
8 February 2018

Beorn, Waitman Wade. The Holocaust in Eastern Europe: At the Epicenter of the Final Solution. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2018

Forthcoming from Potomac
7 February 2018

Cox, Hank H. The General Who Wore Six Stars: The Inside Story of John C. H. Lee. Forthcoming from Potomac Books Inc in March 2018

Forthcoming from NewSouth
6 February 2018

Johnston, Mark. An Australian Band of Brothers: Don Company, Second 43rd Battalion, 9th Division. Forthcoming from NewSouth Books in April 2018

Now available from Berghahn
5 February 2018

Nicosia, Francis R. and Bogac A. Ergene (editors). Nazism, The Holocaust, and the Middle East: Arab and Turkish Responses. New York: Berghahn Books, 2018

Forthcoming from Leiden
3 February 2018

War History Office of the National Defense College of Japan. The Operations of the Navy in the Dutch East Indies and the Bay of Bengal. Forthcoming from Leiden University Press in May 2018

Now available from Casemate
2 February 2018

Gnys, Stefan W. C. First Kills: The Illustrated Biography of Fighter Pilot Wladyslaw Gnys. Philadelphia: Casemate, 2018

Forthcoming from Illinois
1 February 2018

Bolzenius, Sandra M. Glory in Their Spirit: How Four Black Women Took on the Army during World War II. Forthcoming from University of Illinois Press in May 2018


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MacLean, French L. The Field Men: The SS Officers Who Led the Einsatzkommandos - the Nazi Mobile Killing Units. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military History, 1999

ISBN 0-7643-0754-1

231 pages

Acknowledgments; Introduction; photos; maps; tables; Sources

Appendices: SS Ranks; SS Personnel Glossary; SS Officer Efficiency Reports; Order Police Home Station and Commanders; Sonderkommando Dirlewanger Officers; Higher SS and Police Leaders -- Einsatzgruppe Area of Operations; Waffen-SS Units and Leaders -- Einsatzgruppe Area of Operations

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