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Now available from Knopf
28 September 2016

Lelyveld, Joseph. His Final Battle: The Last Months of Franklin Roosevelt. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2016


Forthcoming from Stackpole
28 September 2016

Diamond, Jon. First Blood in North Africa: Operation Torch and the U.S. Campaign in Africa in WWII. Forthcoming from Stackpole Books in May 2017


Recommended
27 September 2016

We use our Recommended Reading list to highlight books we believe deserve an extra measure of attention, and this morning we updated that page to include a new release everyone should know about.


Forthcoming from Bantam
27 September 2016

Hornfischer, James D. The Fleet at Flood Tide: America at Total War in the Pacific, 1944-1945. Forthcoming from Bantam in October 2016


Now available from Conway
26 September 2016

Bull, Stephen. Churchill's Army, 1939-1945: The Men, Machines, and Organisation. London: Conway, 2016


Book review
25 September 2016

Mansoor, Peter R. The GI Offensive in Europe: The Triumph of American Infantry Divisions, 1941-1945. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1999

Read our review


Forthcoming from Potomac
24 September 2016

Sullivan, Neil J. The Prometheus Bomb: The Manhattan Project and Government in the Dark. Forthcoming from Potomac Books Inc in December 2016


Now available from McFarland
23 September 2016

Burns, Gary. Shipmates: The Men of LCS 52 in World War II. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2016


Now available from Panzerwrecks
22 September 2016

Archer, Lee and Kamen Nevenkin. Panzerwrecks, volume 20: Ostfront 3. Heathfield, Sussex: Panzerwrecks, 2015


In memoriam
22 September 2016

Tom Tomasi—a USAAF pilot who flew P-38 fighter missions in the Pacific in 1945—died in California on 16 September at the age of 92.


News from England
21 September 2016

Osprey Publishing continues to crank out books every month, and it looks like October will see an especially large output of WWII-related items, including these new titles:

  • Forczyk, Robert. We March Against England: Operation Sealion and German Air-Sea Actions against Great Britain, 1940-41. Forthcoming from Osprey Publishing in October 2016

  • Hooton, E.R. War over the Steppes: The Air Campaigns on the Eastern Front 1941-45. Forthcoming from Osprey Publishing in October 2016

  • Anderson, Thomas. The History of the Panzerwaffe Volume 2: 1943-1945. Forthcoming from Osprey Publishing in October 2016

  • Stille, Mark. Malaya and Singapore 1941-42: The Fall of Britain's Empire in the East. Forthcoming from Osprey Publishing in October 2016

  • Forthcoming from OUP
    20 September 2016

    Bohler, Jochen. The Waffen-SS: A European History. Forthcoming from Oxford University Press in December 2016


    Forthcoming from Basic
    19 September 2016

    Fritzsche, Peter. An Iron Wind: Europe Under Hitler. Forthcoming from Basic Books in October 2016


    Now available from Grub Street
    17 September 2016

    Lush, Peter. Winged Chariot: A Complete Account of the RAF's Support Role during the Victorious Commando Raid on St Nazaire. London: Grub Street, 2016


    Forthcoming from Da Capo
    16 September 2016

    McGaugh, Scott. Honor Before Glory: The Epic World War II Story of the Japanese American GIs Who Rescued the Lost Battalion. Forthcoming from Da Capo Press in October 2016


    Happy 21st anniversary
    15 September 2016

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


    Forthcoming from McFarland
    15 September 2016

    Johns, Jim. Reassessing Pearl Harbor: Scapegoats, a False Hero and the Myth of Surprise Attack. Forthcoming from McFarland & Company, Inc in January 2017


    Now available from History Press
    14 September 2016

    Hamlyn Williams, Philip. War on Wheels: The Mechanisation of the British Army in the Second World War. Stroud, UK: The History Press, 2016


    News from Annapolis
    13 September 2016

    Naval Institute Press is reprinting one of the most important books about naval aspects of the war, The Official Chronology of the U.S. Navy in World War II by Robert J. Cressman. This softcover edition—unlike the hardcover 2000 edition—includes an index. Scheduled for publication in October.


    Now available from Atlantic
    13 September 2016

    Clark, Lloyd. Blitzkrieg: Myth, Reality, and Hitler's Lightning War: France 1940. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2016


    Forthcoming from Routledge
    12 September 2016

    Kaminsky, Arnold P. Propaganda and Political Warfare in South Asia: India and Anglo-American Relations during WWII. Forthcoming from Routledge in October 2016


    Cadman
    12 September 2016

    Tom Cadman continues to mail his very nice printed catalogs, with #148 newly arrived here. As always, very much worth a look for a fine assortment of secondhand WWII books for sale at quite reasonable prices.


    Book review
    11 September 2016

    Dunn, Landon A. and Timothy J. Ryan. Axis Diplomats in American Custody: The Housing of Enemy Representatives and Their Exchange for American Counterparts, 1941-1945. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2016

    Read our review


    News from Oz
    10 September 2016

    Leaping Horseman Books has announced publication of its latest title, Iron Cross Brigade: The Story of Werner Gosel and Sturmgeschutz Abteilung 244. Gosel served at Stalingrad and Kursk before being captured by the Soviets at Bobruisk and held for five years.


    Forthcoming from Chicago
    9 September 2016

    Giffard, Hermione. Making Jet Engines in World War II: Britain, Germany, and the United States. Forthcoming from University of Chicago Press in October 2016


    War Diary reminder
    9 September 2016

    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 9 September 1943 standing out as a fairly important date.


    Now available from State House
    8 September 2016

    Mims, James W. From Midland to Mindanao: Reminiscences of the War in the Pacific. Abilene, TX: State House Press, 2016


    News from Savas Beatie
    7 September 2016

    Its projected fall publication date has slipped away, and Savas Beatie now says "we are looking at early next year" for release of 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.


    Forthcoming from History Press
    7 September 2016

    Mitchelhill-Green, David. Tobruk 1942: Rommel and the Defeat of the Allies. Forthcoming from The History Press in October 2016


    Now available from PublicAffairs
    6 September 2016

    Williams, Susan. Spies in the Congo: America's Atomic Mission in World War II. New York: PublicAffairs, 2016


    Forthcoming from Bloomsbury
    5 September 2016

    Wheatley, Ben. British Intelligence and Hitler's Empire in the Soviet Union, 1941-1945. Forthcoming from Bloomsbury in January 2017


    Book review
    4 September 2016

    Beyer, Kenneth M. Q-Ships versus U-Boats: America's Secret Project. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1999

    Read our review


    Forthcoming from Pelican
    3 September 2016

    Bradle, William R. The Daring World War II Raid on Ploesti. Forthcoming from Pelican Publishing Company in October 2016


    Now available from Schiffer
    2 September 2016

    Afiero, Massimiliano. The 23rd Waffen SS Volunteer Panzer Grenadier Division Nederland: An Illustrated History. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2016


    Forthcoming from Collins
    2 September 2016

    Miner, Steven Merritt. The Furies Unleashed: The Soviet Peoples at War 1941-1945. Forthcoming from Collins in April 2017


    War Diary reminder
    2 September 2016

    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 2 September 1945 standing out as a fairly important date.


    Forthcoming from FDUP
    1 September 2016

    Conti, Flavio G. and Alan R. Perry. Italian Prisoners of War in Pennsylvania: Allies on the Home Front, 1944-1945. Forthcoming from Fairleigh Dickinson University Press in October 2016


    War Diary reminder
    1 September 2016

    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 1 September 1939 standing out as a fairly important date.


    Now available from Manchester
    31 August 2016

    Tsoutsoumpis, Spiros. A History of the Greek Resistance in the Second World War: The People's Armies. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 2016


    Now available from OUP
    30 August 2016

    Ball, Simon. Alamein. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016


    Forthcoming from Fonthill
    30 August 2016

    Baughen, Greg. The RAF in the Battle of France and the Battle of Britain: A Reappraisal of Army and Air Policy 1938-1940. Forthcoming from Fonthill Media Limited in September 2016


    News from Solihull
    29 August 2016

    Helion & Co continues its barrage of interesting new books, including these fresh releases:


    Book review
    28 August 2016

    Anglin, Douglas G. Free French Invasion: The St. Pierre and Miquelon Affaire of 1941. Calgary, Alberta: Penny Black Publishing, 1999

    Read our review


    Forthcoming from Frontline / PS
    27 August 2016

    Bourne-Patterson, Robert. SOE In France 1941-1945: An Official Account of the Special Operations Executive's French Circuits. Forthcoming from Frontline / Pen and Sword Books Ltd in September 2016


    Forthcoming from History Press
    27 August 2016

    Hamlyn Williams, Philip. War on Wheels: The Mechanisation of the British Army in the Second World War. Forthcoming from The History Press in September 2016


    News from Mark Yerger
    26 August 2016

    Author Mark Yerger reports:

    "Volume 2 of Totenkopf: The Structure, Development, and Personalities of the 3.SS-Panzer Division was released more than a month ago by Helion and Co. Concluding the study of the division, volume 3 will encompass the Totenkopfverande.

    "Helion has also completed the design of Honoring Those They Led, my German Army commanders subject volume to be released in early 2017."


    Forthcoming from Carrel Books
    26 August 2016

    Christie, William M. 1941: The America That Went to War. Forthcoming from Carrel Books in September 2016


    In memoriam
    26 August 2016

    Walter Scheel—a Luftwaffe fighter pilot with four victories who later served as foreign minister, deputy chancellor, and president of West Germany—died 24 August in Bad Krozingen at the age of 97.


    News from A. Stephan Hamilton
    25 August 2016

    This just in from author A. Stephan Hamilton:

    "Panzergrenadiers to the Front!: The Combat History of Panzergrenadier-Division 'Brandenburg' on the Eastern Front 1944-45 will be available from Helion in Europe in the next several weeks, followed shortly thereafter in the U.S. It relies heavily on unpublished veteran accounts to tell a vivid story of pitiless combat during a period of time that lacks relevant primary documents.

    "Over the years there has been numerous requests to re-publish my first book, Bloody Streets. I am pleased to confirm the rumors circulating on various forums that I am indeed working on a revised and expanded multi-volume edition that will contain expansive new source material from the Russian State Archives, providing an unprecedented view of the Soviet side of the operation. I am lucky to have Stuart Britton working on the Russian translations. The two volumes will include updated maps/graphics as well as previously unpublished photos of the city, both before and after the battle."


    Forthcoming from Conway
    24 August 2016

    Bull, Stephen. Churchill's Army, 1939-1945: The Men, Machines, and Organisation. Forthcoming from Conway in September 2016


    Forthcoming from Berghahn
    24 August 2016

    Lehnstaedt, Stephan. Occupation in the East: The Daily Lives of German Occupiers in Warsaw and Minsk, 1939-1944. Forthcoming from Berghahn Books in November 2016


    Now available from McFarland
    23 August 2016

    Dunn, Landon A. and Timothy J. Ryan. Axis Diplomats in American Custody: The Housing of Enemy Representatives and Their Exchange for American Counterparts, 1941-1945. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2016


    News from PM
    23 August 2016

    Palgrave Macmillan, known for its academic publications, has at least three new WWII-related titles scheduled for release within the next few weeks:


    Now available from Stackpole
    22 August 2016

    Zaloga, Steve. Patton vs the Panzers: The Battle of Arracourt, September 1944. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2016


    Book review
    21 August 2016

    Gailey, Harry. The Liberation of Guam, 21 July - 10 August 1944. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1997

    Read our review


    Forthcoming from S&S
    13 August 2016

    Twomey, Steve. Countdown to Pearl Harbor: The Twelve Days to the Attack. Forthcoming from Simon & Schuster in November 2016


    Forthcoming from Stackpole
    13 August 2016

    Veronico, Nicholas A. Pearl Harbor Air Raid: The Japanese Attack on the U.S. Pacific Fleet, December 7, 1941. Forthcoming from Stackpole Books in November 2016


    Forthcoming from Thomas Dunne
    13 August 2016

    Best, Nicholas. Seven Days of Infamy: Pearl Harbor around the World. Forthcoming from Thomas Dunne Books in November 2016


    Now available from Kentucky
    12 August 2016


    News from Christopher Shores
    11 August 2016

    No rest for the weary! Christopher Shores and his team have recently released the third book in the highly esteemed History of the Mediterranean Air War, 1940-1945 series, but they remain hard at work on the next volumes. The author kindly sent us a detailed road map with very ambitious plans for the future.

    "We are already well stuck into volume 4, but there is a lot of work to do before we can start guessing at dates etc. Of course, it is all "first time round" for us compared to North Africa and Tunisia, although that does make it fresher for us, and helps keep us very sharp!

    "So what will it cover? Essentially the invasions/occupations of Sicily, Italy, Sardinia and Corsica, concentrating on tactical air power and operations, up to the end of October 1943. This will include the almost completely "long-range" tactical operations of the heavy bombers. As at 1 November 1943 (the formation of the 15th Air Force) the strategic air forces will be "hived off" to become volume 5.

    "Meanwhile volume 4 will continue with the ongoing tactical operations over Italy, Greece, Albania and Yugoslavia including those by the Balkan Air Force. Whether this requires volume 4 to be cut into two parts will depend on size, which will only become clear as our work continues. We do not, for practical reasons, want to produce a volume larger than volumes 2 or 3, so a volume 4 part I and part II may be necessary. We may therefore need to "slice it" appropriately when the time comes.

    "Thereafter for the future we move to the strategic picture. Prior to 1 November 1943 and the formation of the 15th AF, the heavy bombers of the 9th and 12th Air Forces only undertook two real strategic operations and we will start volume 5 with these, and then move to that important date. Thereafter our coverage will, of course, concentrate on the US units of that air force but will tie in with the activities of RAF 205 Group. This was, of course, a joint part of the Mediterranean Strategic Air Force, operating from the same Headquarters and frequently in conjunction with the day bombers. This volume will allow us also to incorporate the fascinating involvements of the air forces of Hungary, Rumania, Slovakia, Croatia, Bulgaria, and the Italian Fascist Republic."


    Now available from State House
    11 August 2016

    Jennings, Isabel Yumol. Changing Tides: World War II Occupation and Independence in the Philippines. Abilene, TX: State House Press, 2016


    Forthcoming from Skyhorse
    11 August 2016

    McCrea, John L. Captain McCrea's War: The World War II Memoir of Franklin D. Roosevelt's Naval Aide and USS Iowa's First Commanding Officer. Forthcoming from Skyhorse Publishing in November 2016


    News from Helion
    10 August 2016

    No, it's not your imagination.

    The team at Helion has greatly accelerated its publication of WWII-related titles, releasing several interesting new items over the last few months. The latest? Kangzhan: Guide to Chinese Ground Forces 1937-45 by Leland S. Ness and Bin Shih is freshly available in the UK, and will soon be on shelves on the western side of the Atlantic.


    Now available from Berkley
    9 August 2016

    Yenne, Bill. When Tigers Ruled the Sky: The Flying Tigers: American Outlaw Pilots over China in World War II. New York: Berkley, 2016


    Forthcoming from Bloomsbury
    9 August 2016

    Folly, Martin H. New Order Diplomacy: The Axis in International Affairs, 1939-45. Forthcoming from Bloomsbury in April 2017


    War Diary reminder
    9 August 2016

    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 9 August 1945 standing out as a fairly important date.


    Forthcoming from Winged Hussar
    8 August 2016

    Rospond, Vincent W. The Polish Army in 1939. Forthcoming from Winged Hussar Publishing in September 2016


    Book review
    7 August 2016

    Shores, Christopher and Giovanni Massimello with Russell Guest, Frank Olynyk, and Winfried Bock. A History of the Mediterranean Air War, 1940-1945, volume three: Tunisia and the End in Africa, November 1942 - May 1943. London: Grub Street, 2016

    Read our review


    Now available from Helion
    6 August 2016

    Harrison, Richard W. (editor). The Battle of Kursk: The Red Army's Defensive Operations and Counter-Offensive, July-August 1943. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2016


    War Diary reminder
    6 August 2016

    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 6 August 1945 standing out as a fairly important date.


    Forthcoming from Knopf
    6 August 2016

    Lelyveld, Joseph. His Final Battle: The Last Months of Franklin Roosevelt. Forthcoming from Alfred A. Knopf in September 2016


    Now available from Schiffer
    5 August 2016

    Mays, Terry M. Matterhorn: The Operational History of the US XX Bomber Command from India and China, 1944-1945. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2016


    Forthcoming from Yale
    5 August 2016

    Stewart, Andrew. The First Victory: The Second World War and the East Africa Campaign. Forthcoming from Yale University Press in November 2016


    Now available from Palgrave
    5 August 2016

    Tuunainen, Pasi. Finnish Military Effectiveness in the Winter War. London: Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company, 2016


    Forthcoming from Kansas
    4 August 2016

    Glantz, David. The Battle for Belorussia: The Red Army's Forgotten Campaign of October 1943 - April 1944. Forthcoming from University Press of Kansas in November 2016


    Forthcoming from Grub Street
    4 August 2016

    Saunders, Andy. Lone Wolf: The Remarkable Story of Britain's Greatest Nightfighter Ace of the Blitz. Forthcoming from Grub Street in September 2016


    News from OUP
    3 August 2016

    Books of the Germany and the Second World War series from Oxford University Press, translated from the original German Das Deutsche Reich und der Zweite Weltkrieg series, have been arriving gradually since 1991. The second part of volume nine was published two years ago, skipping over volume eight.

    OUP has now announced that Germany and the Second World War, volume 8: The Eastern Front 1943-1944: The War in the East and on the Neighbouring Fronts, by Karl-Heinz Frieser, et al, should be available in March 2017, weighing in at over 1400 pages.


    Now available from UBC
    2 August 2016

    Granatstein, J.L. The Weight of Command. Vancouver, BC: University of British Columbia Press, 2016


    Forthcoming from Atlantic
    1 August 2016

    Clark, Lloyd. Blitzkrieg: Myth, Reality, and Hitler's Lightning War: France 1940. Forthcoming from Atlantic Monthly Press in September 2016

     

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    Military Intelligence Service, U.S. Army. Handbook on the Italian Military Forces, 2 August 1943. Nashville, TN: Battery Press, 2004

    ISBN 1-904897-01-0

    ix + 480 pages

    Foreword; Introduction; photos; maps; tables; charts; diagrams; color plates; Index

    This was not the only handbook on foreign military forces prepared and published by the U.S. Army during the war, nor is it the only one reprinted. Readers can still track down, for ex....

     

     

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