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News about books, authors, publishers, and booksellers

News from Philly
15 December 2018

Two newly published titles reinforce Casemate's series of "introductory" volumes covering some key (and popular) WWII subjects:


Now available from History Press
15 December 2018

Pike, Robert. Defying Vichy: Blood, Fear and French Resistance. Stroud, UK: The History Press, 2018


News from Hungary
14 December 2018

PeKo Publishing tells us the printer is delivering Armoured Warfare in the Battle for Budapest by Norbert Szamveber today. This is a big, thick book—almost 900 pages—and it looks like PeKo is really upping its game with this behemoth.


Now available from NIP
14 December 2018

Younger, Stephen M. Silver State Dreadnought: The Remarkable Story of Battleship Nevada. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2018


Forthcoming from Historic England
13 December 2018

Dobinson, Colin. Operation Diver: Guns, Flying Bombs and Landscapes of Defence, 1944-45. Forthcoming from Historic England in January 2019


Now available from Pegasus
12 December 2018

Wilson, Kevin. Airborne in 1943: The Daring Allied Air Campaign Over the North Sea. New York: Pegasus Books, 2018


Forthcoming from Scribner
12 December 2018

Fenelon, James M. Four Hours of Fury: The Untold Story of World War II's Largest Airborne Operation and the Final Push into Nazi Germany. Forthcoming from Scribner in April 2019


News from the Volkhov
11 December 2018

Brian Burmeister sends this report about his Battle of the Wolchow Kessel books:

"I have an update on Volume II of the Battle of the Wolchow Kessel in Primary German Documents. As of today, we have 753 pages completed in Volume II. We still need to finish 30 pages of translations, which should be finished up within the next couple of months. After that, it will be edited by myself and then sent out to multiple people for proofreading. I am aiming for late 2019 for publication.

"Volume III is about 1/3 complete as of now, and once I send out Volume II to my proofreaders, I will then continue working on Volume III.

"I am also offering a 15% discount on Volume I and the map set through December and January. Volume I can be ordered through Lulu (and daily coupons on their website can help reduce the price) and the map sets can be ordered through us at our email address of deedee1977@juno.com.

"Also, please note that I have closed my regular website, and I am now using Facebook to update everyone on our project."


Forthcoming from Indiana
10 December 2018

Roy, Kaushik. Battle for Malaya: The Indian Army in Defeat, 1941-1942. Forthcoming from Indiana University Press in November 2019


Citadel
10 December 2018

Check our chronological outline of Operation Citadel.


In memoriam
10 December 2018

Wilfred DeFour—one of the "Tuskegee Airmen" of the USAAF during WWII—died in New York on 8 December at the age of 100.


Book review
9 December 2018

Toeppel, Roman. Kursk 1943: The Greatest Battle of the Second World War. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2018

Read our review


Forthcoming from Arcturus
8 December 2018

Dargie, Richard. Hitler's Last Day: The Final Hours of the Fuhrer. Forthcoming from Arcturus Publishing Ltd in January 2019


Forthcoming from Allen Lane
7 December 2018

Todman, Daniel. Britain's War, volume 2: A New World, 1942-1947. Forthcoming from Allen Lane in March 2019


War Diary reminder
7 December 2018

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 64,000 entries and growing, with 7 December 1941 standing out as an important date.


News from Craig Luther
6 December 2018

This news comes from the author's website, Barbarossa 1941:

"Another book of mine, a fully annoted [sic] version of Dr. Heinrich Haape's iconic eastern front memoir (Moscow Tram Stop. A Doctor's Experiences with the German Spearhead in Russia, 1941/42), was to be released by Stackpole Books in 2019; sadly, its publication has been delayed by unresolved contract demands put forth by Dr. Haape's son. So the release date still remains in doubt."


Forthcoming from Kentucky
6 December 2018

Fuller, Robert L. The Struggle for Cooperation: Liberated France and the American Military, 1944-1946. Forthcoming from University Press of Kentucky in January 2019


Zitadelle
5 December 2018

In a few days we'll be posting our review of Kursk 1943: The Greatest Battle of the Second World War by Roman Toeppel.

In the meantime, here's a compilation of our reviews of some other books about Operation Citadel, the Battle of Kursk, and the engagement at Prokhorovka:


Forthcoming from Missouri
5 December 2018

Ossian, Lisa L. The Home Fronts of Iowa, 1939-1945. Forthcoming from University of Missouri Press in January 2019


Now available from Pegasus
4 December 2018

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


Just in time for holiday shopping...
4 December 2018

...comes the "Autumn/Winter 2018" catalog from The Military History Bookshop with a large assortment of books to fit beneath your Festivus pole.


Forthcoming from Australia
3 December 2018

Wakeling, Adam. Stern Justice: The Forgotten Story of Australia, Japan and the Pacific War Crimes Trials. Forthcoming from Penguin Random House Australia in January 2019


In memoriam
1 December 2018

Lieutenant (jg) George H. W. Bush—a USN aviator who went on to become president of the United States—died on 30 November in Maine at the age of 94.


Now available from Stanford
1 December 2018

Boum, Aomar and Sarah Abrevaya Stein (editors). The Holocaust and North Africa. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2018


News from Australia
30 November 2018

Peter Ingman sends this word about the next installment of Avonmore's South Pacific Air War series:

"Michael [Claringbould] and I are working on volume three as we speak. Still a few months away but prior to mid-2019 we hope."


Forthcoming from Bertke
30 November 2018

Bertke, Donald A. et al. World War II Sea War, volume 13: New Guinea, Normandy, and Saipan. Forthcoming from Bertke Publications in December 2018


Forthcoming from Pegasus
30 November 2018

Wilson, Kevin. Airborne in 1943: The Daring Allied Air Campaign Over the North Sea. Forthcoming from Pegasus Books in December 2018


War Diary reminder
30 November 2018

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 64,000 entries and growing, with 30 November 1939 standing out as an important date.


Now available from Yale
29 November 2018

Reynolds, David and Vladimir Pechatnov. The Kremlin Letters: Stalin's Wartime Correspondence with Churchill and Roosevelt. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2018


Forthcoming from HUP
28 November 2018

Gordon, Andrew. Neptune's Admiral: The Life of Sir Bertram Ramsay, Commander of Dunkirk and D-Day. Forthcoming from Harvard University Press in June 2019


Forthcoming from Routledge
27 November 2018

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


Now available from Polity
26 November 2018

Ingrao, Christian. The Promise of the East: Nazi Hopes and Genocide, 1939-43. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2018


In memoriam
26 November 2018

Robert Garrison—a signalman aboard the attack transport USS Henrico (APA-45) who went ashore at Omaha Beach on D-Day with the ship's beach party and continued to serve aboard the ship when it was hit and severely damaged by a Kamikaze off Okinawa in 1945—died in Nevada on 13 November at the age of 95.


Book review
25 November 2018

Claringbould, Michael and Peter Ingman. South Pacific Air War, volume 2: The Struggle for Moresby, March-April 1942. Kent Town, Australia: Avonmore Books, 2018

Read our review


Now available from Frontline / Pen and Sword
24 November 2018

Martindale, Dougie. Gunther Prien and U-47: The Bull of Scapa Flow. Barnsley, UK: Frontline / Pen and Sword, 2018


In memoriam
24 November 2018

USN veteran Ray Chavez—who survived Pearl Harbor aboard the USN minesweeper Condor—died in California on 21 November at the age of 106.


Forthcoming from Overlook
23 November 2018

Broich, John. Blood, Oil and the Axis: The Allied Resistance Against a Fascist State in Iraq and the Levant, 1941. Forthcoming from The Overlook Press in April 2019


Winston, FDR, and Uncle Joe: Now available
22 November 2018

Groom, Winston. The Allies: Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin, and the Unlikely Alliance That Won World War II. Washington, DC: National Geographic, 2018


Forthcoming from PeKo
21 November 2018

Szamveber, Norbert. Armoured Warfare in the Battle for Budapest. Forthcoming from PeKo Publishing in December 2018


Now available from Yale
20 November 2018

Fritz, Stephen G. The First Soldier: Hitler as Military Leader. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2018


Now available from McFarland
19 November 2018

Gregory, Don Allen. After Valkyrie: Military and Civilian Consequences of the Attempt to Assassinate Hitler. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2018


Book review
18 November 2018

War History Office of the National Defense College of Japan. The Operations of the Navy in the Dutch East Indies and the Bay of Bengal. Leiden, the Netherlands: Leiden University Press, 2018

Read our review


Self-publisher
17 November 2018

We've added another self-publisher, Falken Books, and book, The 64th Army at Stalingrad, 1942-43, 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 Cornell
16 November 2018

Yellen, Jeremy A. The Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere: When Total Empire Met Total War. Forthcoming from Cornell University Press in April 2019


Now available from Amber
16 November 2018

Two offerings from Amber:


Now available from Da Capo
15 November 2018

Gamble, Bruce. Kangaroo Squadron: American Courage in the Darkest Days of World War II. New York: Da Capo Press, 2018


News from Stackpole
14 November 2018

It looks like the team at Stackpole is lining up some impressive titles for publication during the first half of 2019. Here are some of the upcoming books that lead the way:


Now available from Viking
13 November 2018

Roberts, Andrew. Churchill: Walking with Destiny. New York: Viking, 2018


News about U-1105
12 November 2018

Aaron Stephan Hamilton writes:

"Just a short note that my first work on naval history related to U-Boats is forthcoming in June by Osprey and is available for pre-order: German Submarine U-1105 Black Panther: The Naval Archaeology of a U-boat. Now in its final resting place at the bottom of the Potomac River in Maryland, the U-Boat U-1105 is unique among German World War II submarines. Technologically innovative, it was the only U-Boat to conduct a wartime patrol while equipped with the snorkel, GHG Balkon passive sonar and a rubberized coating known as Alberich designed to reduce its acoustic signature and hide from Allied sonar. After the end of World War II, it was the subject of intense testing and evaluation by the Allies, before finally being sunk to the bottom of the Potomac River.

"I am finalizing several other works on late-war U-Boat operations and technology."


Forthcoming from NIP
12 November 2018

Trimble, William F. Admiral John S. McCain and the Triumph of Naval Air Power. Forthcoming from Naval Institute Press in April 2019


Book review
11 November 2018

Luther, Craig W. H. The First Day on the Eastern Front: Germany Invades the Soviet Union, June 22, 1941. Guilford, CT: Stackpole Books, 2018

Read our review


Armies
10 November 2018

As part of its Armies of the Second World War series, Cambridge University Press has announced Fighting the People's War: The British and Commonwealth Armies and the Second World War by Jonathan Fennell will be published in March. If the quality of this book matches that of the first volume in the series, The Red Army and the Second World War, it might well be one of the best new books of next year.


Now available from Pegasus
10 November 2018

Kershaw, Robert J. Landing on the Edge of Eternity: Twenty-Four Hours at Omaha Beach. New York: Pegasus Books, 2018


Gunners
9 November 2018

Following the death of General Martin Farndale in 2000, publication of new volumes of The History of the Royal Regiment of Artillery stalled. Now The History Press has scheduled another installment in the series. Authored by Will Townend and Frank Baldwin, Gunners in Normandy: The History of the Royal Artillery in North-West Europe, Part 1: June - August 1944, weighing in at almost 700 pages, is due for publication in April.


New York, New York
9 November 2018

Strausbaugh, John. Victory City: A History of New York and New Yorkers during World War II. Forthcoming from Twelve in December 2018


Now available from Kansas
9 November 2018

Echohawk, Brummett with Mark R. Ellenbarger. Drawing Fire: A Pawnee, Artist, and Thunderbird in World War II. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2018


Now available from Prometheus
8 November 2018

Van Calmthout, Martijn. Sam Goudsmit and the Hunt for Hitler's Atom Bomb. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2018


You say Cherkassy, I say Korsun
8 November 2018

Based on traffic volume, we've seen a great deal of interest in The Battle of Cherkassy by Nikolaus von Vormann (who commanded XLVII Panzer Korps in the battle), but Casemate has postponed publication until March.


War Diary reminder
8 November 2018

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 8 November 1942 standing out as an important date.


News from Helion
7 November 2018

Duncan sends word that Helion has released two new books:


Forthcoming from Pegasus
7 November 2018

Cross, Robin. Operation Dragoon: The Allied Liberation of the South of France, 1944. Forthcoming from Pegasus Books in March 2019


Now available from Stackpole
6 November 2018

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


Forthcoming from Potomac
5 November 2018

Bailey, Steven K. Bold Venture: The American Bombing of Japanese-Occupied Hong Kong, 1942-1945. Forthcoming from Potomac Books Inc in March 2019


Recommendations
5 November 2018

Some books deserve an extra measure of attention. When we encounter them, we like to add them to our Recommended Reading page, which we updated again today.


Get yer catalog
5 November 2018

"Catalogue #161" arrived here from T. Cadman WWII Books, packed with very desirable titles for sale.


Now available from Da Capo
5 November 2018

Whitlock, Flint. Desperate Valour: Triumph at Anzio. Boston: Da Capo Press, 2018


Book review
4 November 2018

Glantz, David M. The Battle for Leningrad, 1941-1944. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2002

Read our review


News from Barnsley
3 November 2018

The folks at Pen & Sword have been sending us a steady stream of updates about their new releases. Here are some of the latest:


Now available from Stackpole
2 November 2018

Luther, Craig W.H. The First Day on the Eastern Front: Germany Invades the Soviet Union, June 22, 1941. Guilford, CT: Stackpole Books, 2018


Resurrection
2 November 2018

Several years ago, Operation Diver: Guns, Flying Bombs and Landscapes of Defence, 1944-45 by Colin Dobinson was scheduled for publication by Methuen. Then it disappeared from the radar. Now it has reappeared on the schedule of Historic England for release in January.


Now available from National Geographic
1 November 2018

Kagan, Neil and Stephen G. Hyslop. Atlas of World War II: History's Greatest Conflict Revealed Through Rare Wartime Maps and New Cartography. Washington, DC: National Geographic, 2018


Recommendations
1 November 2018

Some books deserve an extra measure of attention. When we encounter them, we like to add them to our Recommended Reading page, which we updated today.

 

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Reardon, Mark J. Victory at Mortain: Stopping Hitler's Panzer Counteroffensive. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2002

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368 pages

Preface; Acknowledgments; photos; maps; Notes; Bibliography; Index

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