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Book review
22 October 2017

Mary, Jean-Yves with Pascal Kerger. Memorial de la Bataille de France, volume 2: Du 22 Mai au 4 Juin 1940. Bayeux: Editions Heimdal, 2017

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Now available from Praeger
21 October 2017

Zander, Patrick G. Hidden Armies of the Second World War: World War II Resistance Movements. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2017


News from McFarland
20 October 2017

What's coming? McFarland & Company has a full slate of new WWII titles coming in the first months of 2018, including these:


Now available from NIP
19 October 2017

Britts, Angus. Neglected Skies: The Demise of British Naval Power in the Far East, 1922-42. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2017


General "Jesus Christ Himself" Lee
19 October 2017

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


Now available from Canada
19 October 2017

Stanger-Ross, Jordan and Pamela Sugiman. Witness to Loss: Race, Culpability, and Memory in the Dispossession of Japanese Canadians. Kingston, Canada: McGill-Queens University, 2017


Forthcoming from Singapore
18 October 2017

Huff, Gregg and Shinobu Majima (editors). World War II Singapore: The Chosabu Reports on Syonan. Forthcoming from National University of Singapore Press in January 2018


Now available from Casemate
17 October 2017

Two new books are on the shelves in Philadelphia:


XX
17 October 2017

Lintott, Brett. The Mediterranean Double-Cross System, 1941-1945. Forthcoming from Routledge in January 2018


Forthcoming from Stackpole
16 October 2017

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


Book review
15 October 2017

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

Read our review



We remain severely impacted by ongoing fires at our northern California location. We'll resume normal operations as soon as possible.

Addendum: As of Sunday, 15 October, we continue under mandatory evacuation orders, but we're attempting to get back into action.




Business is business
9 October 2017

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


News from Helion
7 October 2017

An email message from Helion & Company today announced publication of Narvik and the Allies: The Polish Brigade At Narvik, 1940 by Evan McGilvray, the latest of several new books from Helion about Narvik and the Norwegian campaign.


Forthcoming from Skyhorse
6 October 2017

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


Now available from Allen & Unwin
5 October 2017

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


Now available from New England
4 October 2017

Jennings, Christian. Flashpoint Trieste: The First Battle of the Cold War. Hanover, NH: ForeEdge / University Press of New England, 2017


Strangers in a strange land
3 October 2017

Lyman, Robert. Under a Darkening Sky: Americans in Hitler's Europe, 1939-1941. Forthcoming from Pegasus Books in January 2018


Senshi Sosho
2 October 2017

The more-or-less official history of Japan in the Second World War—the Senshi Sosho series—amounts to more than 100 volumes, with the earliest ones dating back to the 1960s. Up until now, English translations of these important books have been almost nonexistent. Ten years ago, the Australian War Memorial produced a book, Japanese Army Operations in the South Pacific Area: New Britain and Papua Campaigns, 1942-43, constructed of extracts from two Japanese volumes.

Now, coming from a rather unusual direction, Leiden University Press in the Netherlands has published an English edition of The Invasion of the Dutch East Indies, volume three in the Japanese series, in conjunction with the Corts Foundation. According to the Foundation, The Operations of the Navy in the Dutch East Indies and the Bay of Bengal, volume 26 in the series, should be published by LUP in February. In addition, the Foundation has received permission to produce an English edition of volume 34, The Struggle in Sumatra and the Air Campaign, although no final decision has been made about publication.

We would vote, by the way, for an early translation of the Japanese chronology volume.


Recommended
2 October 2017

Sometimes we wait a long time for new WWII titles worthy of recommendation. Sometimes they arrive one right after another. Whenever they arrive, we update our Recommended Reading page with books we think deserve an extra mesasure of attention, and today we've done exactly that.


Now available from Texas
2 October 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. Denton, TX: University of North Texas Press, 2017


Book review
1 October 2017

Lepage, Jean-Denis. Military Trains and Railways: An Illustrated History. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2017

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Forthcoming from Tauris
30 September 2017

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


Forthcoming from Praeger
30 September 2017

Jacob, Frank. Japanese War Crimes during WWII: Atrocity and the Psychology of Collective Violence. Forthcoming from Praeger Publishers in October 2017


Forthcoming from Pen and Sword
30 September 2017

Donnell, Clayton. The Battle for the Maginot Line 1940. Forthcoming from Pen and Sword Books Ltd in October 2017


Now available from Casemate
29 September 2017

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


Won't get fooled again
29 September 2017

Welch, David. World War II Propaganda: Analyzing the Art of Persuasion during Wartime. Forthcoming from ABC-CLIO in October 2017


Forthcoming from Harper
28 September 2017

McCarten, Anthony. Darkest Hour: How Churchill Brought England Back from the Brink. Forthcoming from Harper in October 2017


Battle of France
27 September 2017

From Editions Heimdal in France, and distributed in the US by Casemate, volume two of the Memorial de la Bataille de France series by Jean-Yves Mary is now available. Current projections call for volume three to be published in March and volume four in July. See our review of volume one for more information about these titles.


Forthcoming from McFarland
27 September 2017

Dickerson, Bryan J. The Liberators of Pilsen: The U.S. 16th Armored Division in World War II Czechoslovakia. Forthcoming from McFarland & Company, Inc in October 2017


News from Oxford
26 September 2017

Here are some of the latest releases from Osprey Publishing, including hardcovers and softcovers:


Forthcoming from Arcadia
26 September 2017

Baker, Mark Allen. Connecticut in World War II. Forthcoming from Arcadia Publishing in October 2017


Now available from Missouri
25 September 2017

Ossad, Steven L. Omar Nelson Bradley: America's GI General, 1893-1981. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2017


Bio
25 September 2017

See also our biographical records for General Bradley, highlighting key dates from his WWII career. And check out our full listing of biographical records.


Forthcoming from Stackpole
25 September 2017

Barron, Leo. Patton's First Victory. Forthcoming from Stackpole Books in October 2017


Book review
24 September 2017

Claasen, Adam R. A. Hitler's Northern War: The Luftwaffe's Ill-Fated Campaign, 1940-1945. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2001

Read our review


Forthcoming from Kansas
23 September 2017

Citino, Robert M. The Wehrmacht's Last Stand: The German Campaigns of 1944-1945. Forthcoming from University Press of Kansas in October 2017


Forthcoming from Australia
23 September 2017

Shaw, Ian W. The Rag Tag Fleet: The Unknown Story of the Australian Men and Boats that Helped Win the War in the Pacific. Forthcoming from Hachette Australia in October 2017


Now available from Potomac
23 September 2017

Spragg, Dennis M. Glenn Miller Declassified. Lincoln, Nebraska: Potomac Books Inc, 2017


Now available from Collins
22 September 2017

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


Forthcoming from Routledge
22 September 2017

Ross, Steven T. Britain's War Plans 1919-1939. Forthcoming from Routledge in February 2018


Now available from McFarland
21 September 2017

Lepage, Jean-Denis. Military Trains and Railways. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2017


Forthcoming from NIP
21 September 2017

Britts, Angus. Neglected Skies: The Demise of British Naval Power in the Far East, 1922-42. Forthcoming from Naval Institute Press in October 2017


Now available from Prometheus
20 September 2017

Gordon, Edward E. and David Ramsay. Divided on D-Day: How Conflicts and Rivalries Jeopardized the Allied Victory at Normandy. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2017


Forthcoming from Penguin
20 September 2017

Kotkin, Stephen. Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941. Forthcoming from Penguin Press in October 2017


News to us
19 September 2017

Despite our best efforts to stay on top of important new books about World War II, occasionally one slips past us, and that was the case with The Invasion of the Dutch East Indies from Leiden University Press in the Netherlands. Written by the War History Office of the National Defense College of Japan and originally published in the 1960s as the third volume (out of 102) of the semi-official Japanese war history series, an English edition translated and edited by Willem Remmelink appeared in 2015. The printed version of the English edition remains available from Leiden, and a free download is also available.


Everybody Comes to Rick's
18 September 2017

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


Now available from Helion
16 September 2017

Steenkamp, Willem. The Black Beret, volume 2: The Italian Campaign 1943-45 and Post-War South Africa 1946-1961. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2017


Happy 22nd anniversary
15 September 2017

We opened Stone & Stone Second World War Books on 15 September 1995, and today marks the twenty-second 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 Yale
15 September 2017

Fry, Helen. The London Cage: The Secret History of Britain's World War II Interrogation Centre. Forthcoming from Yale University Press in October 2017


News from Canada
14 September 2017

According to J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing, Combat History of the 17th SS Panzer-Grenadier Division Gotz von Berlichingen, volume 1 by Hans Stober has ben printed and should be in stock toward the end of October.


Now available from Hong Kong
14 September 2017

Banham, Tony. Reduced to a Symbolical Scale: The Evacuation of British Women and Children from Hong Kong to Australia in 1940. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2017


Now available from Bloomsbury
13 September 2017

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


Forthcoming from Hachette
12 September 2017

Mundy, Liza. Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II. Forthcoming from Hachette Books in October 2017


Self-Publisher
11 September 2017

We've added another self-publisher, JVKBooks, and book, A Tribute to the 109th Evacuation Hospital (SM), 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.


Book review
10 September 2017

Harrison Place, Timothy. Military Training in the British Army, 1940-1944: From Dunkirk to D-Day. London: Frank Cass, 2000

Read our review


From Shakespeare to Churchill
9 September 2017

Shakespeare, Nicholas. Six Minutes in May: How Churchill Unexpectedly Became Prime Minister. Forthcoming from Harvill Secker in October 2017


War Diary reminder
9 September 2017

This seems like a timely 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.


A rock disputed
8 September 2017

Defending the Rock: How Gibraltar Defeated Hitler by Nicholas Rankin is now available from Faber & Faber.


A city disputed
7 September 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 UBC
6 September 2017

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


Forthcoming from Lorimer
5 September 2017

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


Now available from Stackpole
4 September 2017

Stenger, Dieter. Panzers East and West: The German 10th SS Panzer Division from the Eastern Front to Normandy. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2017


154
4 September 2017

Printed "Catalogue #154" has arrived from T. Cadman WW2 Books. As usual, it contains a plethora of interesting Second World War titles ready for quick dispatch.


Book review
3 September 2017

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

Read our review


A mountain—or hill—of books
2 September 2017

Over the last few weeks, Fonthill Media has built a stack of new WWII titles, including these:


In memoriam
2 September 2017

Aldo Fontana—who was awarded a Bronze Star for his service with Merrill's Marauders—died on 27 August in California at the age of 94.


War Diary reminder
2 September 2017

In rapid succession, this seems like another excellent 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.


War Diary reminder
1 September 2017

This seems like an excellent 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 Indiana
1 September 2017

Boomhower, Ray E. Dispatches from the Pacific: The World War II Reporting of Robert L. Sherrod. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2017

 

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Featured review
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Second World War Books Review

Pettibone, Charles D. The Organization and Order of Battle of Militaries in World War II, volume IV: Japan. Victoria, BC: Trafford Publishing, 2007

ISBN 142512422-4

ix + 341 pages

Introduction; maps; ship silhouettes; flags; Bibliography; Index

Appendices: Table of Equivalent Ranks; Senior Commanders; Military Units in Selected Campaigns; The Fleet of the Imperial Japanese Navy

We've never met Charles Pettibone, but we're wi....

 

 

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