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Now available from Helion
19 April 2014

Barratt, Stephen. Zhitomir-Berdichev: German Operations West of Kiev, 24 December 1943-31 January 1944, volume 2. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2014

Forthcoming from Dundurn
19 April 2014

Bryden, John. Fighting to Lose: How the German Secret Intelligence Service Helped the Allies Win the Second World War. Forthcoming from Dundurn Group in May 2014

News from Down Under
18 April 2014

We've received a handsome hardcover copy of the very nice Carrier Attack: Darwin 1942: The Complete Guide to Australia's Own Pearl Harbor by Dr. Tom Lewis and Peter Ingman, published by Avonmore Books late last year in Australia. Definitely worth a look.

Forthcoming from Zenith
18 April 2014

Morgan, Martin K. A. Americans on D-Day: A Photographic History of the Normandy Invasion. Forthcoming from Zenith Press in May 2014

Now available from UPK
17 April 2014

Batvinis, Raymond. Hoover's Secret War against Axis Spies: FBI Counterespionage during World War II. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2014

News from OUP
16 April 2014

We're told Oxford University Press has three titles due for release in the near future:

Now available from Bloomsbury
15 April 2014

Leigh, Michael. The Evacuation of Civilians from Burma: Analysing the 1942 Colonial Disaster. London: Bloomsbury, 2014

Forthcoming from Tennessee
14 April 2014

Patterson, Robert P. Arming the Nation for War: Mobilization, Supply, and the American War Effort in World War II. Forthcoming from University of Tennessee Press in May 2014

News from Panzerwrecks
12 April 2014

Bill Auerbach tells us—thanks very much—that Panzerwrecks will be releasing a new title at the end of this month, plus another new title at the end of May:

Update from Kansas-on-the-Volga
11 April 2014

Here's the latest word from University Press of Kansas about the new titles from Col. David Glantz:

"The Stalingrad Trilogy, volume 3: Endgame at Stalingrad, book one: November 1942 is in [our] warehouse and available for purchase. Book Two and also the Companion Guide are now due out the first week of May."

Now available from Wisconsin
11 April 2014

Vansina, Jan. Through the Day, Through the Night: A Flemish Belgian Boyhood and World War II. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2014

Forthcoming from Hong Kong
11 April 2014

Luard, Tim. Escape from Hong Kong: Admiral Chan Chak's Christmas Day Dash, 1941. Forthcoming from Hong Kong University Press in May 2014

News from Osprey
10 April 2014

Hey, they just keep rolling off the printing press, and here are some of the newest. Keep 'em coming!

Now available from Basic
9 April 2014

Kaiser, David. No End Save Victory: How FDR Led the Nation into War. New York: Basic Books, 2014

News from John Domagalski
8 April 2014

Author John Domagalski has notified us—thanks very much—that his new book, Into the Dark Water: The Story of Three Officers and PT-109, is scheduled for publication by Casemate later this month.

Forthcoming from Berkley
7 April 2014

Mair, Michael and Joy Waldron. Kaiten: Japan's Secret Manned Suicide Submarine And the First American Ship It Sank in WWII. Forthcoming from Berkley in May 2014

Book review
6 April 2014

Alvarez, David. Secret Messages: Codebreaking and American Diplomacy, 1930-1945. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2000

Read our review

News from Canada
5 April 2014

J.J. Fedorowicz sends word that The Crimean Campaigns, 1941-1944 by Wilhelm Tieke should be ready to go before the end of this month.

Forthcoming from Skyhorse
4 April 2014

Swanston, Alex. The Atlas of Special Operations of World War II. Forthcoming from Skyhorse Publishing in May 2014

Now available from Schiffer
3 April 2014

Kiehl, Heinz. Kampfgeschwader 53 Legion Condor: The Complete History of KG 53 in World War II. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2014

Now available from McFarland
3 April 2014

Geiger, Jeffrey E. Camp Cooke and Vandenberg Air Force Base, 1941-1966: From Armor and Infantry Training to Space and Missile Launches. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2014

Forthcoming from Faber
2 April 2014

Bailey, Roderick. Target Italy: The Secret War Against Mussolini 1940-1943. Forthcoming from Faber and Faber in May 2014

Now available from Manchester
1 April 2014

Brinson, Charmian and Richard Dove. A Matter of Intelligence: MI5 and the Surveillance of Anti-Nazi Refugees, 1933-50. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 2014

Now available from Sussex
31 March 2014

Sharfman, Daphna. Palestine in the Second World War: Strategic Plans and Political Dilemmas. Eastbourne: Sussex Academic Press, 2014

Book review
30 March 2014

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

Read our review

Forthcoming from Schiffer
29 March 2014

Harrison, John R. Fairwing Brazil: Tales of the South Atlantic in World War II. Forthcoming from Schiffer Publishing Ltd in April 2014

Forthcoming from Pen & Sword
29 March 2014

Middlebrook, Martin and C. Everitt. The Bomber Command War Diaries: An Operational Reference Book, 1939-1945. Forthcoming from Pen & Sword Books Ltd in April 2014

News from Oxford
28 March 2014

The fat volumes of the English translations of the German history of World War II continue to roll slowly, ever so slowly, off the Oxford assembly line, and the latest plump tome (more than 1000 pages) is now available:

Echternkamp, Jorg. Germany and the Second World War, volume 9, part 2: German Wartime Society, 1939-1945: Exploitation, Interpretations, Exclusion. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2014

Forthcoming from Haus
27 March 2014

Schirach, Richard von. The Night of the Physicists: Operation Epsilon: Heisenberg, Hahn, Weizsacker and the German Bomb. Forthcoming from Haus Publishing in April 2014

Forthcoming from U of Missouri
27 March 2014

Okerstrom, Dennis R. Project 9: The Birth of the Air Commandos in World War II. Forthcoming from University of Missouri Press in April 2014

In memoriam
27 March 2014

Bill May—a veteran of the US Navy who survived Pearl Harbor aboard USS Medusa—died on 21 March in California at the age of 91.

Now available from Osprey
26 March 2014

Cox, Jeffrey. Rising Sun, Falling Skies: The Disastrous Java Sea Campaign of World War II. Botley, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2014

Forthcoming from Tauris
25 March 2014

Muller, Rolf-Dieter. Enemy in the East: Hitler's Secret Plans to Invade the Soviet Union. Forthcoming from I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd in November 2014

Forthcoming from Hodder
25 March 2014

Carter, Eric and Anthony Loveless. Force Benedict: Churchill's Secret Mission to Save Stalin. Forthcoming from Hodder in April 2014

Now available from Poland
24 March 2014

Trojca, Waldemar and Gregor Trojca. Messerschmitt Me 321, Me 323 Gigant: Technical and Operational History. Katowice, Poland: Model Hobby, 2014

Forthcoming from Harper
24 March 2014

Morris, Seymour. Supreme Commander: MacArthur's Triumph in Japan. Forthcoming from Harper in April 2014

Book review
23 March 2014

Samples, Fredio. Wings over Sakishima. Manson, WA: Fredio Samples Publishing, 2010

Read our review

Now available from Zenith
22 March 2014

The softcover edition of Darkest Hour: The True Story of Lark Force at Rabaul is now available:

Gamble, Bruce. Invasion Rabaul: The Epic Story of Lark Force, the Forgotten Garrison, January - July 1942. Minneapolis, MN: Zenith Press, 2014

Forthcoming from Fedorowicz
21 March 2014

Tieke, Wilhelm. The Crimean Campaigns, 1941-1944. Forthcoming from J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc in April 2014

News from Kansas-on-the-Volga
20 March 2014

Many thanks to the folks at University Press of Kansas for sending the latest word about publication of the final volumes of the Brobdingnagian Stalingrad series by Col. David Glantz and Jonathan House, a "trilogy" which has evolved from three books to five. Here's what UPK has to say:

"The Stalingrad Trilogy, volume 3: Endgame at Stalingrad, book one: November 1942 is due in our warehouse late this month. The Stalingrad Trilogy, volume 3: Endgame at Stalingrad, book two: December 1942 - February 1943 is due in our warehouse at the end of April. Companion to Endgame at Stalingrad is due in the warehouse in mid April."

Forthcoming from Biteback
20 March 2014

Buckmaster, Maurice. They Fought Alone: The Story of British Agents in France. Forthcoming from Biteback Publishing in April 2014

News from McFarland
19 March 2014

Among many titles in their production pipeline, we note these on the horizon from McFarland & Company:

In memoriam
19 March 2014

Roy Conyers Nesbit—a veteran of the RAF who enlisted on 3 September 1939 and later authored more than 25 books, including many on WWII—died on 2 February in England at the age of 92.

Now available from Bloomsbury
18 March 2014

Bennett, G.H. The RAF's French Foreign Legion, 1940-45: De Gaulle, the British and the Re-Emergence of French Airpower. London: Bloomsbury, 2014

Forthcoming from Routledge
17 March 2014

Llewellyn-Jones, Malcolm. The Royal Navy and the Arctic Convoys: A Naval Staff History. Forthcoming from Routledge in April 2014

Book review
16 March 2014

Cressman, Robert J. The Official Chronology of the U.S. Navy in World War II. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2000

Read our review

Forthcoming from HM
15 March 2014

Baime, A. J. The Arsenal of Democracy: FDR, Ford Motor Company, and Their Epic Quest to Arm an America at War. Forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin in June 2014

In memoriam
15 March 2014

Glenn Edward McDuffie—a veteran of the US Navy and generally recognized as the subject of the iconic "V-J Day kiss" photograph (along with nurse Edith Shain)—died in Texas on 9 March at the age of 86.

14 March 2014

We've added another self-publisher, Fredio Samples, and his book, Wings over Sakishima, 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 Fonthill
13 March 2014

Fonthill Media always does a terrific job of adding books to its publication schedule. Here are some of FM's upcoming titles for next month:

Forthcoming from Bloomsbury
12 March 2014

Leigh, Michael. The Evacuation of Civilians from Burma: Analysing the 1942 Colonial Disaster. Forthcoming from Bloomsbury in April 2014

Now available from Canada
11 March 2014

Pighin, Bruno Fabio (editor). The Secrets of a Vatican Cardinal: Celso Costantini's Wartime Diaries, 1938-1947. Kingston, Canada: McGill-Queens University, 2014

11 March 2014

We were pleased to receive on Monday printed "Catalogue #133" from T. Cadman WW2 Books with, as usual, a fine assortment of secondhand titles for sale.

Forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan
10 March 2014

O'Connor, Steven. Irish Officers in the British Forces, 1922-45. Forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company in April 2014

Book reviews
9 March 2014

Mark, Jason D. Into Oblivion: Kharkov to Stalingrad: The Story of Pionier-Bataillon 305. Sydney: Leaping Horseman Books, 2013

Poyser, Terry and Bill Brown. Fighting Fox Company: The Battling Flank of the Band of Brothers. Philadelphia: Casemate, 2014

Haarr, Geirr H. The Gathering Storm: The Naval War in Northern Europe, September 1939 - April 1940. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2013

Lepage, Jean-Denis. An Illustrated Dictionary of the Third Reich. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2014

Read our reviews

News from Stroud
8 March 2014

These upcoming April releases from The History Press caught our eye:

Now available from Tauris
7 March 2014

Muller, Rolf-Dieter. The Unknown Eastern Front: The Wehrmacht and Hitler's Foreign Soldiers. London: I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd, 2014

Forthcoming from Chartwell
7 March 2014

Biggs, Jason. Skies of WWII: Courage, Battle & Victory in the Air. Forthcoming from Chartwell in April 2014

Forthcoming from Basic
6 March 2014

Perry, Mark. The Most Dangerous Man in America: The Making of Douglas MacArthur. Forthcoming from Basic Books in April 2014

Forthcoming from Methuen
6 March 2014

Morton, H.V. Atlantic Meeting. Forthcoming from Methuen in April 2014

Now available from CUP
5 March 2014

Buchanan, Andrew. American Grand Strategy in the Mediterranean during World War II. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2014

Forthcoming from Bodley
4 March 2014

Khan, Yasmin. India's Home Front. Forthcoming from Bodley Head in February 2015

News from Grub Street
3 March 2014

Among the titles on Grub Street's publication schedule for the next few months, readers will probably find these of considerable interest:

Check our Grub Street page for complete details.

Book review
2 March 2014

Ericson III, Edward E. Feeding the German Eagle: Soviet Economic Aid to Nazi Germany, 1933-1941. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1999

Read our review

News from Denes Bernad
1 March 2014

Author Denes Bernad has notified us—thanks very much—that, following the 2013 publication of Hungarian Fighter Colours 1930-1945, volume 1, MMP Books has now released Hungarian Fighter Colours 1930-1945, volume 2.


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