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System maintenance
17 January 2018

Most of our site will be down for maintenance and unavailable beginning at approximately 11:00 PM California Time tonight (that's 7:00 AM UTC and 2:00 AM New York time, both on the 18th). The outage is not expected to last more than an hour or two at most.


Deep in the heart of Texas
17 January 2018

The Texas Book Consortium has announced some upcoming WWII titles:


Forthcoming from Yale
16 January 2018

Jackson, Ashley. Persian Gulf Command: A History of the Second World War in Iran and Iraq. Forthcoming from Yale University Press in June 2018


Forthcoming from HUP
15 January 2018

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


In memoriam
15 January 2018

Frank Fariello—who flew with the USAAF 41st Fighter Squadron in the Pacific, served for 26 years, retired as a lieutenant colonel, and tallied 187 combat missions—died on 8 January in California at the age of 98.


Editor's Choice Awards for 2017
14 January 2018

This month marks the nineteenth annual Stone & Stone Second World War Books selection of new releases for our Editor's Choice awards—aka the "Stonies"—as the best new books of the year. Here are the winners of the Stonies for 2017.


Now available from Helion
13 January 2018

Rogers, David. Defending Island Britain in the Second World War. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2017


Subject matters
13 January 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 home defenses of the UK.


Now available from Fonthill
12 January 2018

Zapotoczny, Walter S. Strafbattalion: Hitler's Penal Battalions. Stroud, UK: Fonthill Media Limited, 2017


Forthcoming from Pegasus
11 January 2018

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


In memoriam
11 January 2018

Anna Mae Hays—who served as a US Army nurse in World War II and subsequently became the first woman in the US armed forces to be promoted to general officer rank—died on 7 January in Washington DC at the age of 97.


Did Winston lure Japan into the war?
10 January 2018

John Bell Smithback presents his case in Asia Betrayed: How Churchill Sacrificed the Far East to Save England, now available from Earnshaw Books Limited of Hong Kong.


T. Cadman
10 January 2018

Printed "Catalogue #156" from T. Cadman WW2 Books has been delivered here with a great selection of new and used titles for sale.


Forthcoming from Frontline / Pen & Sword
9 January 2018

Bird, Andrew D. Heroes of Coastal Command: The RAF's Maritime War 1939 - 1945. Forthcoming from Frontline / Pen & Sword in February 2018


Recommended
9 January 2018

We've updated our Recommended Reading page to reflect our latest choices in books we believe deserve an extra measure of attention. This time, by sheer coincidence, we've added three books with a strong Australian connection through authors, editors, and/or publishers.


Now available from McFarland
8 January 2018

D'Angelo, James M. Victory at Midway: The Battle That Changed the Course of World War II. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2018


Forthcoming from Naval Institute Press
8 January 2018

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


Now available from TAMU
6 January 2018

Robeson, Westin E. Buttoned Up: American Armor and the 781st Tank Battalion in World War II. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2017


Forthcoming from OUP
5 January 2018

Gellately, Robert. The Oxford Illustrated History of the Third Reich. Forthcoming from Oxford University Press in February 2018


Now available from CUP
4 January 2018

Stahel, David. Joining Hitler's Crusade: European Nations and the Invasion of the Soviet Union, 1941. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2017


In memoriam
4 January 2018

Bill Slater—who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor aboard USS Pennsylvania and subsequently served aboard the seaplane tender Coos Bay—died on 31 December in California at the age of 93.


News from Pen & Sword
3 January 2018

Here are some of the latest releases from Barnsley:


News from Avonmore
2 January 2018

South Pacific Air War, volume 1: The Fall of Rabaul, December 1941 - March 1942 by Michael Claringbould and Peter Ingman is now available from Avonmore Books in Australia (with free shipping worldwide from The Book Depository).

Peter reports two more titles planned for the series:

  • Volume 2: The Struggle for Port Moresby, March-April 1942, for release in mid-2018

  • Volume 3: The Battle of the Coral Sea, May 1942, likely for release in 2019


Book statistics for 2017
1 January 2018

For the beginning of the new year we present a compilation of statistics from Stone & Stone showing the most popular books, authors, publishers, and subjects for the year 2017.


Book review
31 December 2017

Rolf, David. The Bloody Road to Tunis: Destruction of the Axis Forces in North Africa: November 1942 - May 1943. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2001

Read our review


Forthcoming from Johns Hopkins
30 December 2017

Crim, Brian E. Our Germans: Project Paperclip and the National Security State. Forthcoming from Johns Hopkins University Press in January 2018


Forthcoming from Encounter
30 December 2017

Richman, Rick. Racing against History: The 1940 Campaign for a Jewish Army to Fight Hitler. Forthcoming from Encounter Books in January 2018


Now available from Hellgate
29 December 2017

Sleger, Paul. One Lucky Combat Infantryman: A Memoir of WWII. Central Point, OR: Hellgate Press, 2017


In memoriam
29 December 2017

Ramon Regalado—who served in the Philippine Scouts and survived the Bataan Death March in 1942—died in California on 16 December at the age of 100.


Forthcoming from Fonthill
28 December 2017

Williams, Max. SS Elite: The Senior Leaders of Hitler's Praetorian Guard, volume 3. Forthcoming from Fonthill Media Limited in January 2018


Now available from TAMU
27 December 2017

Cutrer, Thomas W. and T. Michael Parrish. Doris Miller, Pearl Harbor, and the Birth of the Civil Rights Movement. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2017


Now available from McFarland
27 December 2017

Ben-Zvi, Hava Bromberg. We Who Lived: Two Teenagers in World War II Poland. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2017


Now available from CUP
26 December 2017

Makepeace, Clare. Captives of War: British Prisoners of War in Europe in the Second World War. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2017


Forthcoming from Fonthill
26 December 2017

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


Now available from Casemate
25 December 2017

Jephson, F.R. and Chris Jephson. The Day Rommel Was Stopped: The Battle of Ruweisat Ridge, 2 July 1942. Philadelphia: Casemate, 2017


Holiday Wish List
24 December 2017

Yes, we already have too many books (is such a thing possible?), but yes, we want more. Here's our Holiday Wish List. We're thinking of you, too.


Forthcoming from Naval Institute Press
23 December 2017

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 Crecy
23 December 2017

Goss, Chris. Focke-Wulf Fw200: The Condor at War 1939-1945. Manchester, UK: Crecy Publishing Ltd, 2017


News from the sea
22 December 2017

As Donald Bertke predicted, World War II Sea War, volume 11: Bougainville, Tarawa and Cape Gloucester is now available from Bertke Publications via Lulu.com, with the latter currently offering a discount on printed editions.


News from the city of Stalin
21 December 2017

Author Anton Joly tells us all four current volumes of his award-winning Stalingrad Battle Atlas series have been updated with revised editions (including hardcovers) in 2017, but volume five, the last in the series, is not yet on the horizon.


Subject matters
21 December 2017

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 Russian Front maps.


Now available from Helion
20 December 2017

Goodchild, Peter. A Most Enigmatic War: R.V. Jones and the Genesis of British Scientific Intelligence 1939-45. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2017


Now available from Routledge
19 December 2017

Roy, Kaushik. Tropical Warfare in the Asia Pacific Region, 1941-45. London: Routledge, 2017


Forthcoming from Bloomsbury
19 December 2017

Trachtenberg, Barry. The United States and the Nazi Holocaust. Forthcoming from Bloomsbury in January 2018


Senshi Sosho
18 December 2017

The Corts Foundation—responsible for the translation, editing, and preparation of the text and maps—tells us volume 26 of the Japanese Senshi Sosho series has been slightly delayed, but it should be available from Leiden University Press in April or May 2018 as The Operations of the Navy in the Dutch East Indies and the Bay of Bengal.

Also, "The board of our foundation decided to conclude the Senshi Sosho project with an air force volume. The [Japanese] National Institute of Defense Studies granted us the copyright to publish a [translated] third volume with parts of [the original] volumes 5 and 34. This involves the air force and also the operations of the Japanese 16th Army at Sumatra."


Book review
17 December 2017

Forczyk, Robert. Case Red: The Collapse of France, 1940. Oxford, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2017

Read our review


News from the Netherlands
16 December 2017

Jack Didden reports that De Zwaardvisch has tentatively decided to reprint Autumn Gale. This would be a very small print run and unavailable from the usual sources, so those with an interest in the book should contact De Zwaardvisch directly.

In addition, Jack has begun preliminary work on a new book about the retreat of German 15th Army in 1944. It's not expected to be available before summer 2019 at the earliest.


Now available from NIP
15 December 2017

Schaeffer, Heinz. U-Boat 977: The Third Reich U-boat That Escaped to Argentina. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2017


In memoriam
15 December 2017

Henry Morito Tsuchiya of San Francisco—who was interned at Heart Mountain with his parents from 1942 until 1945—passed away on 1 December in California at the age of 94.


Now available from Casemate
14 December 2017

Radzilowski, John and Jerzy Szczesniak. Frantic 7: The American Effort to Aid the Warsaw Uprising and the Origins of the Cold War, 1944. Philadelphia: Casemate, 2017


Forthcoming from Skyhorse
14 December 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


FDR → HST, part 1: Now available from Basic
13 December 2017

Woolner, David B. The Last 100 Days: FDR at War and at Peace. New York: Basic Books, 2017


FDR → HST, part 2: Now available from HM
13 December 2017

Baime, A. J. The Accidental President: Harry S. Truman and the Four Months That Changed the World. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2017


Recommended
13 December 2017

With so many superlative new releases in the final weeks of the year, we've updated our Recommended Reading page again to reflect our latest choices in books we believe deserve an extra measure of attention.


Leaping Panzers: News from Australia
12 December 2017

It was delayed for a few months, but it's now available, and it looks like it might be one of the best new releases of the year. Leaping Horseman Books is now shipping Panzerkrieg: German Armoured Operations at Stalingrad, volume 1: Panzer-Abteilungen 103, 129 and 160 by Jason Mark.


Forthcoming from NewSouth
12 December 2017

Haulman, Daniel L. The Tuskegee Airmen Chronology: A Detailed Timeline of the Red Tails and Other Black Pilots of World War. Forthcoming from NewSouth Books in January 2018


In memoriam
12 December 2017

Andrew Stanley Leong—who served as a B-26 bomber crewman in WWII, served again in Korea, and ultimately retired from the Air Force as a lieutenant colonel—passed away on 24 November in California at the age of 95.


Now available from Tauris
11 December 2017

Peakman, Julie. Hitler's Island War: The Men Who Fought for Leros. London: I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd, 2017


Forthcoming from Allen Lane
9 December 2017

Todman, Daniel. Britain's War, volume 2: A New World, 1942-1947. Forthcoming from Allen Lane in January 2018


Now available from Amberley
9 December 2017

O'Connor, Bernard. Operation Lena and Hitler's Plots to Blow Up Britain. Stroud: Amberley Publishing, 2017


Now available from Regnery
8 December 2017

Chapman, Craig S. Battle Hardened: An Infantry Officer's Harrowing Journey from D-Day to V-E Day. Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing, Inc, 2017


Now available from Helion
7 December 2017

Cherry, Niall. Doomed before the Start: The Allied Intervention in Norway 1940, Volume 2: Evacuation and Further Naval Operations. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2017


War Diary reminder
7 December 2017

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 7 December 1941 standing out as a fairly important date.


Now available from North Carolina
6 December 2017

Chopas, Mary Elizabeth Basile. Searching for Subversives: The Story of Italian Internment in Wartime America. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2017


Forthcoming from National University of Singapore Press
6 December 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


In memoriam
6 December 2017

Dino J. Ruggeri—who served as a gunner on B-29s in the central Pacific during the war—passed away on 28 November in California at the age of 97.


You say Wolchow, I say Volkhov
5 December 2017

Brian Burmeister, publisher of The Battle of the Wolchow Kessel in Primary German Documents, volume I: The XXXVIII Armee Korps in the Battle of the Wolchow Kessel, emailed us an update on his next release:

"Nothing new to report in regards to Volume II. The reports for Volume II are about 90% done, but I am waiting patiently to sell more copies of Volume I and the map sets before we finish with Volume II."


Now available from McFarland
5 December 2017

Newell, Reg. Operation Squarepeg: The Allied Invasion of the Green Islands, February 1944. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2017


Forthcoming from OUP
5 December 2017

Symonds, Craig L. World War II at Sea: A Global History. Forthcoming from Oxford University Press in May 2018


News from Bertke Publications
4 December 2017

Donald Bertke sends along this news about the World War II Sea War series: "Volume 11 is in the last throes of editing and should make it out in December."


Now available from Helion
4 December 2017

Rivas, Santiago. Brazilians at War: Brazilian Aviation in the Second World War. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2017


Forthcoming from Pegasus
4 December 2017

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


Book review
3 December 2017

Heidkamper, Otto. Vitebsk: The Fight and Destruction of the Third Panzer Army. Philadelphia: Casemate, 2017

Read our review


Now available from Liveright
2 December 2017

Korda, Michael. Alone: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat Into Victory. New York: Liveright Publishing, 2017


Forthcoming from Earnshaw
2 December 2017

Smithback, John Bell. Asia Betrayed: How Churchill Sacrificed the Far East to Save England. Forthcoming from Earnshaw Books Limited in January 2018


Now available from Osprey
1 December 2017

Forczyk, Robert. Case Red: The Collapse of France, 1940. Oxford, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2017


Now available from Stackpole
1 December 2017

Katz, David. South Africans vs. Rommel: The Untold Story of the Desert War in World War II. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2017

 

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Featured review
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Second World War Books Review

We're pleased to have a look at a pair of classic artillery books that a lot of other folks will also want to study.

Hogg, Ian V. British and American Artillery of World War Two. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2002

ISBN 1-85367-478-8

256 pages

Preface; photos; diagrams; tables; Glossary

Appendices: Ammunition; Ammunition Markings

Originally published in 1978 by Arms and Armour, this is ....

 

 

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