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Now available from Bantam
16 August 2018

Holland, James. Big Week: The Biggest Air Battle of World War Two. London: Bantam Press, 2018


News from Andrew Bird
15 August 2018

Author Andrew Bird has updated us on his next book, Heroes of Coastal Command: The RAF's Maritime War 1939 - 1945:

"Just finished the last edits/additions yesterday, understand it will be published by Pen & Sword imprint Frontline Books in spring 2019."


War Diary reminder
15 August 2018

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 15 August 1945 standing out as a fairly important date.


Forthcoming from Stackpole
14 August 2018

Zaloga, Steve. Smashing Hitler's Panzers: The Defeat of the Hitler Youth Panzer Division in the Battle of the Bulge. Forthcoming from Stackpole Books in November 2018


Ultra and Enigma
13 August 2018

Turing, Dermot. X, Y & Z: The Real Story of How Enigma Was Broken. Forthcoming from The History Press in September 2018


Subject matters
13 August 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 Ultra and Enigma.


A rose by any other name
13 August 2018

The US edition of Julian Jackson's biography of Charles de Gaulle—titled simply De Gaulle—as opposed to the UK edition—titled A Certain Idea of France—is now available.


Book review
12 August 2018

Sharp, Lee. The French Army, 1939-1940 : Organisation: Order of Battle : Operational History, volume 1. Milton Keynes, UK: The Military Press, 2002

Read our review


SPAW, volume 2
11 August 2018

Avonmore Books tells us the exact date remains uncertain, but it's looking like late September for publication of South Pacific Air War, volume 2: The Struggle for Port Moresby, March-April 1942 by Michael Claringbould and Peter Ingman.


Now available from Palgrave
10 August 2018

Tonsmeyer, Tatjana et al (editors). Coping with Hunger and Shortage under German Occupation in World War II. London: Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company, 2018


Tanks and fighters and bombers, oh my!
9 August 2018

Amber Books has two new titles on the way:


Coming soon?
9 August 2018

As of today, the Savas Beatie website continues to show 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 by William T. McCroden and Thomas Nutter will be published this month. However, an email from Savas Beatie indicates that is not actually the case, and SB is working to determine the actual publication date. We'll keep you posted.


Forthcoming from Sigmond
8 August 2018

Gerritsen, Bob. Fighting the British at Arnhem: The SS-Unterfuhrerschule Arnheim. Forthcoming from R.N. Sigmond in September 2018


In memoriam
8 August 2018

Mary Ellis—who, as Mary Wilkins, flew RAF aircraft for the Air Transport Auxiliary during World War II—died on 24 July at the age of 101.


In memoriam
8 August 2018

Paul Laxalt—who served as a medic in the US Army in the Phillipines in 1944-1945 and subsequently served as governor of Nevada and US senator—died on 6 August at the age of 96 in Virginia.


Now available from Palgrave Macmillan
7 August 2018

Wiggam, Marc. The Blackout in Britain and Germany, 1939-1945. London: Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company, 2018


War Diary reminder
7 August 2018

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 7 August 1942 standing out as a fairly important date.


News from Craig Luther
6 August 2018

Author Craig Luther tells us his new book, The First Day on the Eastern Front: Germany Invades the Soviet Union, June 22, 1941, will be released by Stackpole Books in November.

"It is 504 pages, large format (7" by 10") and addresses the first 21 hours of Operation Barbarossa (the Germans, of course, attacked at just after 0300) in granular detail; it is based on German and Soviet archival sources, and includes a large number of first hand accounts by participants on both sides."


War Diary reminder
6 August 2018

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 6 August 1945 standing out as a fairly important date.


Book review
5 August 2018

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

Read our review


Forthcoming from Indiana
4 August 2018

Kay, Alex J. and David Stahel (editors). Mass Violence in Nazi-Occupied Europe. Forthcoming from Indiana University Press in September 2018


Sink the Graf Spee
3 August 2018

Henry Harwood: Hero of the River Plate by Peter Hore is now available from Seaforth / Pen & Sword.


Now available from Helena History Press
2 August 2018

Jeszenszky, Geza. July 1944: Deportation of the Jews of Budapest Foiled. Saint Helena, CA: Helena History Press, 2018


France has lost a battle, but France has not lost the war
1 August 2018

Julian Jackson's impressive biography of Charles de Gaulle, A Certain Idea of France, is now available from Allen Lane in the UK, and later this month will be available from Belknap Press in the US, where it will be titled simply De Gaulle.


No publication date
1 August 2018

We checked with Naval Institute Press about David Lee Russell's long-awaited The War Begins: The Navy's Early Carrier Raids, February-May 1942, and they replied "There is no publication date assigned to this book yet."


Forthcoming from Helion
31 July 2018

Jackson, Ashley. Of Islands, Ports and Sea Lanes: Africa and the Indian Ocean in the Second World War. Forthcoming from Helion & Company in August 2018


Forthcoming from CUP
31 July 2018

Dixon, Chris. African Americans and the Pacific War, 1941-1945: Race, Nationality, and the Fight for Freedom. Forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in August 2018


Forthcoming from Tauris
31 July 2018

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 August 2018


Now available from Schiffer
30 July 2018

Doyle, David. Sturmgeschutz, volume 1. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2018


Book review
29 July 2018

Cull, Brian and Frederick Galea. Hurricanes over Malta, June 1940 - April 1942. London: Grub Street, 2002

Read our review


Now available from Bloomsbury
28 July 2018

Travers, Daniel. The Second World War and the Other British Isles. London: Bloomsbury, 2018


Forthcoming from Osprey
27 July 2018

Buttar, Prit. On a Knife's Edge: The Ukraine, November 1942-March 1943. Forthcoming from Osprey Publishing in October 2018


Now available from Peko
26 July 2018

Cockle, Tom. World War Two Photobook Series, volume 18: Panzer III on the Battlefield, volume 2. Keszthely, Hungary: Peko Publishing, 2018


Winston, FDR, and Uncle Joe walk into a bar....
25 July 2018

Groom, Winston. The Allies: Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin, and the Unlikely Alliance That Won World War II. Forthcoming from National Geographic in November 2018


Adolf builds a bonfire, Benito plays with it
24 July 2018

Goeschel, Christian. Mussolini and Hitler: The Forging of the Fascist Alliance. Forthcoming from Yale University Press in August 2018


Now available from Casemate
23 July 2018

Buffetaut, Yves. Allied Armor in Normandy. Philadelphia: Casemate, 2018


In memoriam
23 July 2018

Peter Carington, 6th Baron Carrington—an officer in the Grenadier Guards from January 1939, awarded the Military Cross in 1945, and subsequently UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and Secretary General of NATO—died on 9 July 2018 at the age of 99.


Now available from Routledge
21 July 2018

Jones, Ben. The Fleet Air Arm in the Second World War, volume II, 1942-1943: The Fleet Air Arm in Transition: The Mediterranean, Battle of the Atlantic and the Indian Ocean. London: Routledge, 2018


Forthcoming from Pegasus
21 July 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 Norton
20 July 2018

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


War Diary reminder
20 July 2018

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 20 July 1944 standing out as a fairly important date.


Now available from Bloomsbury
19 July 2018

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


Forthcoming from Routledge
18 July 2018

Gould, Jonathan S. German Anti-Nazi Espionage in the Second World War: The OSS and the Men of the TOOL Missions. Forthcoming from Routledge in August 2018


Now available from CUP
17 July 2018

Enstad, Johannes Due. Soviet Russians under Nazi Occupation: Fragile Loyalties in World War II. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2018


Forthcoming from Greenhill
16 July 2018

Paterson, Lawrence. Hitler's Brandenburgers: The Third Reich Elite Special Forces. Forthcoming from Greenhill Books in August 2018


Korsun Pocket
16 July 2018

It looks like The Battle of Cherkassy by Nikolaus von Vormann has been delayed until October or November by Casemate.


In memoriam
16 July 2018

Kazuko Murakami—an American citizen who was incarcerated under Executive Order 9066—died in San Francisco on 8 March 2018 at the age of 90.


Book review
15 July 2018

Jackson, Ashley. Persian Gulf Command: A History of the Second World War in Iran and Iraq. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2018

Read our review


Now available from Frontline
14 July 2018

Goss, Chris. Knights of the Battle of Britain: Luftwaffe Aircrew Awarded the Knights Cross in 1940. Barnsley, UK: Frontline / Pen and Sword, 2018


Self-publisher
13 July 2018

We've added another self-publisher, Van Dorn Books, and book, Wilber's War, 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.


Forthcoming from Potomac
12 July 2018

Goldman, Stan. Left to the Mercy of a Rude Stream: The Bargain That Broke Adolf Hitler and Saved My Mother. Forthcoming from Potomac Books Inc in December 2018


Now available from S&S
11 July 2018

Vincent, Lynn and Sara Vladic. Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2018


Subject matters
11 July 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 the sinking of the Indianapolis.


Forthcoming from Routledge
10 July 2018

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


War Diary reminder
10 July 2018

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 10 July 1943 standing out as a fairly important date.


News from Germany
9 July 2018

Luftfahrtverlag reports the first volume of their authoritative series of books covering emblems of the Luftwaffe is now available:

Petrick, Peter et al. Embleme der Luftwaffe, volume 1: Nah- und Fernaufklaerer. Bad Zwischenahn, Germany: Luftfahrtverlag, 2018


Book review
8 July 2018

Chubaryan, Alexander O. and Harold Shukman (editors). Stalin and the Soviet-Finnish War, 1939-1940. London: Frank Cass, 2002

Read our review


Now available from Hellgate
7 July 2018

Butalla, S. Fabian. Warbirds in the Cloak of Darkness: The Amazing True Story of American Airman Robert Holmstrom and the Top Secret Operation Carpetbagger During WWII. Central Point, OR: Hellgate Press, 2018


More recommendations
7 July 2018

Sometimes it seems to take weeks or months to find a new book that really strikes our fancy. This week, we've twice updated our Recommended Reading page with the latest titles we deem worthy of an extra measure of attention.


Now available from History Press
6 July 2018

Tweddle, Paul. The Other Battle of Britain, 1940: Bomber Command's Forgotten Summer. Stroud, UK: The History Press, 2018


Forthcoming from Bantam
5 July 2018

Holland, James. Big Week. Forthcoming from Bantam Press in August 2018


Now available from Frontline
4 July 2018

Mallmann Showell, Jak P. Hitler's Wonder U-Boats: The Birth of the Cold War's Hunter-Killer Submarines. Barnsley, UK: Frontline / Pen and Sword, 2018


Cadman
4 July 2018

Be sure to take a look at Tom Cadman's latest, printed "Catalogue #159," and/or visit him online for a terrific selection of WWII titles.


Forthcoming from Belknap
3 July 2018

Jackson, Julian. De Gaulle. Forthcoming from Belknap Press in August 2018


Recommended
3 July 2018

We've updated our Recommended Reading page with the latest titles that we think deserve an extra measure of attention.


Now available from Brill
2 July 2018

Sica, Emanuele et al. Italy and the Second World War: Alternative Perspectives. Leiden, the Netherlands: Brill Academic Publishing, 2018

 

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Second World War Books: Review

Greenwood Publishing Group, including Greenwood Press in particular but also Praeger Publishers, has a tradition of producing dense academic tomes on obscure subjects, written by scholars for other scholars and university libraries. Some of these four titles from GPG seem to fit into that pattern, while others might find a somewhat wider audience. Briefly:

Cosner, Shaaron and Victoria Cosner. Women under the Third Reich: A Biographical Dictionary. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1998.

ISBN 0-313-30315-0

203 pages

Preface; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; photos; Bibliography; I....

 

 

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