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Books old and new we're reading, reviewing, researching, or just remembering, and recommending to our friends and visitors.
 
Bergstrom, Christer
The Ardennes, 1944-1945: Hitler's Winter Offensive. Philadelphia: Casemate, 2014

Among all the new books about the Bulge this year, Bergstrom's work stands out with an excellent balance of information and presentation. Great text, maps, photos, OBs, etc. If you're in the market for one new book on the subject, this is probably it.

Caddick-Adams, Patrick.
Snow and Steel: The Battle of the Bulge 1944-45. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014

Caddick-Adams serves up more than 900 pages about the Bulge, which is almost too much of a good thing. Such a fat tome amounts to a detailed, professorial treatment that sometimes wanders a bit from the subject at hand, and sometimes digs a little too deep (such as almost five pages about "Nuts"), but rewards the reader with who sticks with it.

Bartsch, William H.
Victory Fever on Guadalcanal: Japan's First Land Defeat of World War II. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2014

The author has composed a blood-curdling history of the Battle of the Tenaru on Guadalcanal, focusing very tightly on small units and individual combatants. Packed with gritty first-hand stories of the destruction of the Ichiki detachment, including a trove of gut-wrenching material from American and Japanese sources.

Coen, Ross
Fu-go: The Curious History of Japan's Balloon Bomb Attack on America. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2014

Even bright, educated folks usually seem surprised when informed the Japanese Army launched about 9000 bomb-laden paper balloons against the US and Canada during 1944 and 1945. This is an enlightening account of one of the most flabbergasting episodes of WWII.

Kortenhaus, Werner
The Combat History of the 21st Panzer Division. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2014

Known best for service with Rommel in Africa, 21st Panzer Division was reconstituted in France after its destruction in Tunisia. This unit history provides a detailed chronicle of the division's actions in Normandy, Alsace-Lorraine, and the Russian Front during 1944 and 1945.

Shores, Christopher and Giovanni Massimello
A History of the Mediterranean Air War, 1940-1945, volume two: North African Desert, February 1942 - March 1943. London: Grub Street, 2014

Chris Shores and his colleagues continue to refine and expand their day-by-day history of air operations in the Mediterranean. The second volume of the series takes the story through March 1943 and the Mareth Line, but excludes the Torch landings, the campaign in Northwest Africa, and most USAAF operations. For German, Italian, British, and Commonwealth air forces, a methodical and meticulous accounting of the war in the air.

Mark, Jason D.
Death of the Leaping Horseman: The 24th Panzer Division in Stalingrad. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2014

Slightly revised and expanded, the new edition of Jason D. Mark's classic history of 24th Panzer Division in Stalingrad continues to inform and fascinate.

Palermo, Michele
Eagles over Gazala: Air Battles in North Africa, May - June 1942. Rome: IBN Editore, 2014

More than "yet another book" about the air war in North Africa, Palermo's painstaking research and analysis bring out unexplored facets of the campaign and yield fresh insights. The author puts all the raw data under a microscope and takes the entire genre to a new, rigorous, deeper level of understanding.

Tillman, Barrett
US Marine Corps Fighter Squadrons of World War II. Botley, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2014

Not subtle or analytical, this is a straightforward compilation of knowledge about USMC fighter aircraft, fighter squadrons, fighter pilots, and fighter operations during WWII, including much tabular data and many statistical appendices. Fighters, fighters, fighters. Facts, figures, and findings.

Glantz, David M. with Jonathan M. House
The Stalingrad Trilogy, volume 3: Endgame at Stalingrad, book one: November 1942. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2014

Another big, important volume in the unsurpassed history of the Stalingrad campaign by Glantz and House. Difficult to see how anyone could improve on this detailed description and thoughtful analysis.

Glantz, David M. with Jonathan M. House
The Stalingrad Trilogy, volume 3: Endgame at Stalingrad, book two: December 1942 - February 1943. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2014

This marks the fourth book in the Stalingrad series by Col. Glantz, a series that probably does more to elucidate the pivotal campaign than all the previous English-language books written about Stalingrad combined.

Glantz, David M.
The Stalingrad Trilogy, volume 3: Companion to Endgame at Stalingrad. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2014

Is the Stalingrad series perfect? No. Will the series win for Col. Glantz any awards for mastery of scintillating prose? No. Does this series represent the most complete, most detailed, and most accurate history of the entire Stalingrad campaign available in the English language? Yes.

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

In a campaign that continues to generate questions and doubts—as well as a considerable amount of dissatisfaction about the Allied performance—Cox provides the most clear and complete answers available, and helps shape our understanding of the unparalleled success of Imperial Japan's NEI offensive.

 

Some "Recommended Reading" selections from over the years

Adams, John A.
The Battle for Western Europe, Fall 1944: An Operational Assessment
Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2010

Alden, John D. and Craig R. McDonald
United States and Allied Submarine Successes in the Pacific and Far East during World War II
Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2009

Amersfoort, Herman and Piet Kamphuis (editors)
May 1940: The Battle for the Netherlands
Leiden, Netherlands: Brill Academic Publishing, 2010

Anonymous
Wojna Obronna Polski 1939
Warsaw: Wojskowy Instytut Historyczny, 1995

Anonymous translated by Steven Bullard
Japanese Army Operations in the South Pacific Area: New Britain and Papua Campaigns, 1942-43
Canberra, ACT: Australian War Memorial, 2007

Atkinson, Rick
Liberation Trilogy, volume 2
The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2007

Balkoski, Joseph
Beyond the Beachhead: The 29th Infantry Division in Normandy
Harrisburg: Stackpole Books, 2005

Balkoski, Joseph
From Beachhead to Brittany: The 29th Infantry Division at Brest, August - September 1944
Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2008

Balkoski, Joseph
From Brittany to the Reich: The 29th Infantry Division in Germany, September - November, 1944
Baltimore, MD: Old Orchard Press, 2010

Balkoski, Joseph
Omaha Beach: D-Day, June 6, 1944
London: Greenhill Books, 2004

Balkoski, Joseph
Utah Beach: The Amphibious Landing and Airborne Operations on D-Day, June 6, 1944
Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2005

Balogh, Beni L.
The Second Vienna Award and the Hungarian-Romanian Relations, 1940-1944
New York: East European Monographs, 2011

Barratt, Stephen
Zhitomir-Berdichev: German Operations West of Kiev, 24 December 1943-31 January 1944, volume 1
Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2012

Bartholomew-Feis, Dixee R.
The OSS and Ho Chi Minh: Unexpected Allies in the War against Japan
Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2006

Bartsch, William H.
December 8, 1941: MacArthur's Pearl Harbor
College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2003

Bartsch, William H.
Every Day a Nightmare: American Pursuit Pilots in the Defense of Java, 1941-1942
College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2010

Bartsch, William H.
Victory Fever on Guadalcanal: Japan's First Land Defeat of World War II
College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2014

Bayly, Christopher and Tim Harper
Forgotten Armies: The Fall of British Asia, 1941-1945
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2005

Beevor, Antony
D-Day: The Battle for Normandy
New York: Viking, 2009

Behrens, C. B. A
History of the Second World War
Merchant Shipping and the Demands of War
London: HMSO and Longmans, Green, 1955

Bellamy, Chris
Absolute War: Soviet Russia in the Second World War
New York: Knopf, 2007

Bergstrom, Christer
The Ardennes, 1944-1945: Hitler's Winter Offensive
Philadelphia: Casemate, 2014

Bergstrom, Christer, Andrey Dikov and Vlad Antipov
Black Cross, Red Star: Air War over the Eastern Front, vol 3: Everything for Stalingrad
Hamilton, MT: Eagle Editions, Ltd, 2006

Bishop, Patrick
Battle of Britain: A Day-by-Day Chronicle, 10 July 1940 to 1 October 1940
London: Quercus Publishing, 2009

Blair jr, Clay
Hitler's U-Boat War: The Hunted, 1942-1945
New York: Random House, 1998

Blair jr, Clay
Hitler's U-Boat War: The Hunters, 1939-1942
New York: Random House, 1996

Boer, Peter C.
The Loss of Java: The Final Battles for the Possession of Java Fought by Allied Air, Naval and Land Forces in the Period of 18 February - 7 March 1942
Singapore: National University of Singapore Press, 2011

Boiten, Theo
Nachtjagd War Diaries: An Operational History of the German Night Fighter Force in the West, volume 1: September 1939 - March 1944
Walton on Thames, UK: Red Kite, 2008

Boiten, Theo and Roderick J. Mackenzie
Nachtjagd War Diaries: An Operational History of the German Night Fighter Force in the West, volume 2: April 1944 - May 1945
Walton on Thames, UK: Red Kite, 2008

Bonn, Keith E. (editor) et al
Slaughterhouse: The Encyclopedia of the Eastern Front
Camp Hill, PA: Military Book Club, 2003

Boog, Horst et al
Germany and the Second World War, volume 4
The Attack on the Soviet Union
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1999

Boog, Horst, Gerhard Krebs, and Detlef Vogel
Germany and the Second World War, volume 7
The Strategic Air War in Europe and the War in the West and East Asia, 1943-1944/5
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2006

Brongers, E.H.
The Battle for The Hague, 1940
Soesterberg: Aspekt, 2004

Brune, Peter
A Bastard of a Place: The Australians in Papua
Crows Nest, NSW: Allen & Unwin, 2003

Burdick, Charles
Germany's Military Strategy and Spain in World War II
Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1968

Burgwyn, H. James
Empire on the Adriatic: Mussolini's Conquest of Yugoslavia 1941-1943
New York: Enigma Books, 2005

Burrell, Robert S.
The Ghosts of Iwo Jima
College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2006

Burton, John
Fortnight of Infamy: The Collapse of Allied Airpower West of Pearl Harbor
Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2006

Caddick-Adams, Patrick
Snow and Steel: The Battle of the Bulge 1944-45
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014

Caldwell, Donald
Day Fighters in Defence of the Reich: A War Diary, 1942-45
Barnsley, UK: Frontline / Pen and Sword, 2012

Callahan, Raymond
Churchill and His Generals
Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2007

Coen, Ross
Fu-go: The Curious History of Japan's Balloon Bomb Attack on America
Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2014

Cornelius, Deborah S.
Hungary in World War II: Caught in the Cauldron
New York: Fordham University Press, 2011

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

D'Este, Carlo
Warlord: A Life of Winston Churchill at War, 1874-1945
New York: Harper, 2008

Davies, Norman
Rising '44: The Battle for Warsaw
New York: Viking - Penguin, 2005

De Franceschi, Costantino et al
Italian Official History
Le Operazioni delle Unita Italiane al Fronte Russo, 1941-1943
Roma: Officio Storico, 1977

De Lattre de Tassigny, Jean
The History of the French First Army
London: Allen and Unwin, 1952

deZeng, Henry L. and Douglas G. Stankey
Dive-Bomber and Ground-Attack Units of the Luftwaffe 1933-1945, volume 1
Hinckley, UK: Classic Publications, 2009

deZeng, Henry L. and Douglas G. Stankey with Eddie J. Creek
Bomber Units of the Luftwaffe 1933-1945: A Reference Source, volume 1
Hinckley, UK: Midland Publishing Limited, 2007

deZeng, Henry L. and Douglas G. Stankey with Eddie J. Creek
Bomber Units of the Luftwaffe 1933-1945: A Reference Source, volume 2
Hinckley, UK: Midland Publishing Limited, 2008

Didden, Jack and Maarten Swarts
Autumn Gale - Herbststurm
Drunen, Netherlands: De Zwaardvisch, 2013

Doorman, P. L. G.
Military Operations of the Dutch Army, 10th-17th May 1940
Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2010

Douglas, W.A.B., Roger Sarty, and Michael Whitby et al
Official Operational History of the RCN, volume II, part 2
A Blue Water Navy
St Catharines, ONT: Vanwell Publishing Ltd, 2007

Douglas, W.A.B., Roger Sarty, and Michael Whitby et al
Official Operational History of the RCN, volume II, part 1
No Higher Purpose
St Catharines, ONT: Vanwell Publishing Ltd, 2003

Dunning, Chris
Courage Alone: The Italian Air Force, 1940-1943
Crowborough, UK: Hikoki Publications, 2009

Edwards, Robert with Michael H. Pruett and Michael Olive
Scouts Out: A History of German Armored Reconnaissance Units in World War II
Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2013

Ehlers Jr, Robert S.
Targeting the Third Reich: Air Intelligence and the Allied Bombing Campaigns
Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2009

Eichholtz, Dietrich
War for Oil: The Nazi Quest for an Oil Empire
Washington, DC: Potomac Books Inc, 2012

Ellis, John
World War II: A Statistical Survey: The Essential Facts and Figures for All the Combatants
New York: Facts on File, 1993

Engen, Robert
Canadians under Fire: Infantry Effectiveness in the Second World War
Kingston, Canada: McGill-Queens University, 2009

Fenyo, Mario D.
Hitler, Horthy, and Hungary: German-Hungarian Relations, 1941-1944
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1972

Foreman, John
Fighter Command War Diaries, volume five: July 1944 to May 1945
Walton on Thames, UK: Air Research Publications, 2004

Frieser, Karl-Heinz
The Blitzkrieg Legend: The 1940 Campaign in the West
Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2005

Fritz, Stephen G.
Ostkrieg: Hitler's War of Extermination in the East
Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2011

Gabriele, Mariano
Italian Official History
Operazione C3: Malta
Rome: Ufficio Storico, 1990

Gamble, Bruce
Black Sheep One: The Life of Gregory 'Pappy' Boyington
Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 2001

Gamble, Bruce
Darkest Hour: The True Story of Lark Force at Rabaul: Australia's Worst Military Disaster of World War II
St Paul, MN: Zenith Press, 2006

Gamble, Bruce
Fortress Rabaul: The Battle for the Southwest Pacific, January 1942 - April 1943
Minneapolis, MN: Zenith Press, 2010

Gamble, Bruce
Target: Rabaul: The Allied Siege of Japan's Most Infamous Stronghold, March 1943 - August 1945
Minneapolis, MN: Zenith Press, 2013

Gardiner, Robert (editor)
Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860-1905
New York: Mayflower Books, 1979

Gardiner, Robert (editor)
Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906-1921
Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1985

Gardiner, Robert (editor)
Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922-1946
Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1980

Getz, Marshall J.
Subhas Chandra Bose: A Biography
Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2002

Gilmour, John
Sweden, the Swastika and Stalin: The Swedish Experience in the Second World War
Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2010

Glantz, David
After Stalingrad: The Red Army's Winter Offensive, 1942-1943
Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2009

Glantz, David
Colossus Reborn: The Red Army at War, 1941-1943
Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2005

Glantz, David
August Storm, volume 2
Soviet Operational and Tactical Combat in Manchuria, 1945
London: Frank Cass Publishers, 2003

Glantz, David
August Storm, volume 1
The Soviet Strategic Offensive in Manchuria, 1945
London: Frank Cass Publishers, 2003

Glantz, David M.
Barbarossa Derailed: The Battle for Smolensk, 10 July - 10 September 1941, volume 1: The German Advance, the Encirclement Battle, and the First and Second Soviet Counteroffensives, 10 July-24 August 1941
Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2010

Glantz, David M.
Barbarossa: Hitler's Invasion of Russia, 1941
Stroud, England: Tempus, 2001

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

Glantz, David M.
Red Storm over the Balkans: The Failed Soviet Invasion of Romania, Spring 1944
Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2006

Glantz, David M.
The Stalingrad Trilogy: Companion to Endgame at Stalingrad
Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2014

Glantz, David M. and Jonathan M. House
The Battle of Kursk
Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1999

Glantz, David M. with Jonathan M. House
The Stalingrad Trilogy, volume 1: To the Gates of Stalingrad: Soviet-German Combat Operations, April-August 1942
Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2009

Glantz, David M. with Jonathan M. House
The Stalingrad Trilogy, volume 2: Armageddon in Stalingrad, September-November 1942
Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2009

Glantz, David M. with Jonathan M. House
The Stalingrad Trilogy, volume 3: Endgame at Stalingrad, book one: November 1942
Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2014

Glantz, David M. with Jonathan M. House
The Stalingrad Trilogy, volume 3: Endgame at Stalingrad, book two: December 1942 - February 1943
Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2014

Goldman, Stuart D.
Nomonhan, 1939: The Red Army's Victory That Shaped World War II
Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2012

Grunden, Walter E.
Secret Weapons and World War II: Japan in the Shadow of Big Science
Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2005

Gustavsson, Hakan and Ludovico Slongo
Desert Prelude: Early Clashes, June - November 1940
Petersfield, Hamps: MMP Books, 2010

Gustavsson, Hakan and Ludovico Slongo
Desert Prelude: Operation Compass
Petersfield, Hamps: MMP Books, 2011

Haarr, Geirr H.
The Battle for Norway, April - June 1940
Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2010

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

Haarr, Geirr H.
The German Invasion of Norway, April 1940
Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2009

Hamdi, Walid M.S.
Rashid Ali al-Gailani: The Nationalist Movement in Iraq 1939-1941: A Political and Military Study of the British Campaign in Iraq and the National Revolution of May 1941
London: Darf Publishers, 1987

Hara, Tameichi et al
Japanese Destroyer Captain
New York: Ballantine, 1961

Hardesty, Von and and Ilya Grinberg
Red Phoenix Rising: The Soviet Air Force in World War II
Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2012

Hastings, Max
Armageddon: The Battle for Germany, 1944-1945
New York: Vintage Books, 2004

Hastings, Max
Nemesis: The Battle for Japan, 1944-45
London: HarperPress, 2007

Hastings, Max
Winston's War: Churchill, 1940-1945
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2010

Hauner, Milan
India in Axis Strategy: Germany, Japan, and Indian Nationalists in the Second World War
Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta, 1981

Hayashi, Saburo with Alvin D. Coox
Kogun: The Japanese Army in the Pacific War
Quantico, VA: Marine Corps Association, 1959

Heiferman, Ronald Ian
The Cairo Conference of 1943: Roosevelt, Churchill, Chiang Kai-shek and Madame Chiang
Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2011

Hesse d'Alzon, Claude
Guerre 1939-1945 [French Official History]
La Presence Militaire Francaise en Indochine (1940-1945)
Chateau de Vincennes: Service Historique de l'Armee, 1985

Hirszowicz, Lukasz
The Third Reich and the Arab East
London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1968

Hitchcock, William I.
The Bitter Road to Freedom: A New History of the Liberation of Europe
New York: The Free Press, 2008

Holland, James
Italy's Sorrow: A Year of War 1944-45
London: HarperPress, 2008

Hughes, David, David A. Ryan and Steve Rothwell
The British Armies in World War Two: An Organisational History, vol 10: The Indian Army, part three: The Indian Army in the East, 1944-45
West Chester, OH: Nafziger Collection, 2008

Jaffee, Walter
The Victory Ships from A to Z
Benicia, CA: The Glencannon Press, 2006

Jones, Michael K.
Stalingrad: How the Red Army Survived the German Onslaught
Havertown, PA: Casemate, 2007

Kempton, Chris
Loyalty & Honour: The Indian Army, September 1939 - August 1947, part I: Divisions
Milton Keynes, UK: Military Press, 2004

Kempton, Chris
Loyalty & Honour: The Indian Army, September 1939 - August 1947, part II: Brigades
Milton Keynes, UK: Military Press, 2004

Kempton, Chris
Loyalty & Honour: The Indian Army, September 1939 - August 1947, part III
Milton Keynes, UK: Military Press, 2004

Kitchen, Martin
Rommel's Desert War: Waging World War II in North Africa, 1941-1943
Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2009

Kleinfeld, Gerald R. and Lewis A. Tambs
Hitler's Spanish Legion: The Blue Division in Russia
St Petersburg, FL: Hailer Publishing, 2005

Knox, MacGregor
Hitler's Italian Allies: Royal Armed Forces, Fascist Regime, and the War of 1940-1943
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000

Kochanski, Halik
The Eagle Unbowed: Poland and the Poles in the Second World War
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2012

Kortenhaus, Werner
The Combat History of the 21st Panzer Division
Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2014

Latimer, Jon
Burma: The Forgotten War
London: John Murray Publishers Ltd, 2004

League of Nations
The Armaments Year-Book 1939/40
Geneva: League of Nations, 1940

Lemay, Benoit
Erich von Manstein: Hitler's Master Strategist
Havertown, PA: Casemate, 2010

Letourneau, Roger and Dennis Letourneau
Operation Ke: The Cactus Air Force and the Japanese Withdrawal from Guadalcanal
Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2012

Lewis, Adrian R.
Omaha Beach: A Flawed Victory
Chapel Hill, NC: University of N Carolina Press, 2001

Lewis, Tom and Peter Ingman
Carrier Attack: Darwin 1942: The Complete Guide to Australia's Own Pearl Harbor
Kent Town, Australia: Avonmore Books, 2013

Lorant, Jean-Yves and Richard Goyat
Jagdgeschwader 300: A Chronicle of a Fighter Geschwader in the Battle for Germany, volume 1: June 1943 - September 1944
Hamilton, MT: Eagle Editions, Ltd, 2005

Lorant, Jean-Yves and Richard Goyat
JG 300: A Chronicle of a Fighter Geschwader in the Battle for Germany, volume 2: September 1944 - May 1945
Hamilton, MT: Eagle Editions, Ltd, 2007

Ludewig, Joachim
Ruckzug: The German Retreat from France, 1944
Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2012

Lumans, Valdis O.
Latvia in World War II
New York: Fordham University Press, 2006

Lunde, Henrik O.
Finland's War of Choice: The Troubled German-Finnish Coalition in World War II
Havertown, PA: Casemate, 2011

Lunde, Henrik O.
Hitler's Pre-Emptive War: The Battle for Norway, 1940
Havertown, PA: Casemate, 2009

Lyman, Robert
First Victory: Britain's Forgotten Struggle in the Middle East, 1941
London: Constable & Robinson, 2006

MacLean, French L.
Stalingrad: The Death of the German Sixth Army on the Volga, 1942-1943, volume 1: The Bloody Fall
Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2013

MacLean, French L.
Stalingrad: The Death of the German Sixth Army on the Volga, 1942-1943, volume 2: The Brutal Winter
Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2013

Mark, Jason D.
Besieged: The Epic Battle for Cholm
Sydney: Leaping Horseman Books, 2011

Mark, Jason D.
Death of the Leaping Horseman: The 24th Panzer Division in Stalingrad
Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2014

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

Mark, Jason D.
Island of Fire: The Battle for the Barrikady Gun Factory in Stalingrad, November 1942 - February 1943
Sydney: Leaping Horseman Books, 2006

Mary, Jean-Yves, Alain Hohnadel and Jacques Sicard
Hommes et Ouvrages de la Ligne Maginot, tome 5
Paris: Histoire & Collections, 2010

Mazower, Mark
Hitler's Empire: How the Nazis Ruled Europe
New York: Penguin Press, 2008

Mead, Richard
Churchill's Lions: A Biographical Guide to the Key British Generals of World War II
Staplehurst, UK: Spellmount Ltd, 2007

Melvin, Mungo
Manstein: Hitler's Greatest General
London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2010

Middlebrook, Martin and C. Everitt
The Bomber Command War Diaries: An Operational Reference Book, 1939-1945
Osceola, WI: Motorbooks International, 1996

Miller, Edward S.
Bankrupting the Enemy: The U.S. Financial Siege of Japan before Pearl Harbor
Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2007

Miller, Kent D.
Fighter Units & Pilots of the 8th Air Force, September 1942 - May 1945, volume one: Day-to-Day Operations and Fighter Group Histories
Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military History, 2001

Miller, Kent D.
Fighter Units & Pilots of the 8th Air Force, September 1942 - May 1945, volume two: Aerial Victories and Ace Data
Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military History, 2001

Miller, Marshall Lee
Bulgaria during the Second World War
Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1975

Ministere des Armees
Les Armees Francaises dans la 2eme Guerre Mondiale
Atlas des Situations Quotidiennes des Armees Alliees, Campagne 1939-1940
Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, 1964

Mitter, Rana
China's War with Japan, 1937-1945: The Struggle for Survival
London: Allen Lane, 2013

Moore, William Mortimer
Free France's Lion: The Life of Philippe Leclerc, de Gaulle's Greatest General
Philadelphia: Casemate, 2011

Nevenkin, Kamen
Take Budapest: The Struggle for Hungary, Autumn 1944
Stroud, UK: Spellmount / The History Press, 2012

Nipe, George M.
Blood, Steel, and Myth: The II.SS-Panzer-Korps and the Road to Prochorowka
Stamford, CT: RZM Publishing, 2011

O'Hara, Vincent
The German Fleet at War, 1939-1945
Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2004

O'Hara, Vincent P.
The U.S. Navy against the Axis: Surface Combat, 1941-1945
Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2007

O'Hara, Vincent P., W. David Dickson, and Richard Worth (ed)
On Seas Contested: The Seven Great Navies of the Second World War
Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2010

Obhodas, Amir and Jason D. Mark
Croatian Legion: The 369th Reinforced (Croatian) Infantry Regiment on the Eastern Front, 1941-1943
Sydney: Leaping Horseman Books, 2010

Orange, Vincent
Dowding of Fighter Command: Victor of the Battle of Britain
London: Grub Street, 2008

Orpen, Neil
South African Forces World War II
East African and Abyssinian Campaigns
Cape Town: Purnell, 1968

Osborne, Richard E.
World War II in Colonial Africa: The Death Knell of Colonialism
Indianapolis: Riebel-Roque Publishing, 2001

Overy, Richard
The Bombers and the Bombed: Allied Air War Over Europe 1940-1945
New York: Viking, 2014

Palermo, Michele
Eagles over Gazala: Air Battles in North Africa, May - June 1942
Rome: IBN Editore, 2014

Pallud, Jean Paul
The Desert War: Then and Now
London: After the Battle, 2013

Parshall, Jonathan and Anthony Tully
Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway
Washington, DC: Potomac Books, 2005

Paterson, Lawrence
Hitler's Grey Wolves: U-Boats in the Indian Ocean
Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2004

Peattie, Mark, Edward Drea, and Hans van de Ven (editors)
The Battle for China: Essays on the Military History of the Sino-Japanese War of 1937-1945
Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2010

Perkins, Roger
Regiments: Regiments and Corps of the British Empire and Commonwealth, 1758-1993: A Critical Bibliography of Their Published Histories
Newton Abbot: Perkins, 1994

Perry, F. W.
The Commonwealth Armies: Manpower and Organisation in Two World Wars
Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1988

Plating, John D.
The Hump: America's Strategy for Keeping China in World War II
College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2011

Post, Peter et al (editors)
The Encyclopedia of Indonesia in the Pacific War
Leiden, Netherlands: Brill Academic Publishing, 2009

Prados, John
Islands of Destiny: The Solomons Campaign and the Eclipse of the Rising Sun
New York: New American Library, 2012

Reardon, Mark J. (editor)
Defending Fortress Europe: The War Diary of the German 7th Army in Normandy, 6 June to 26 July 1944
Bedford, PA: Aberjona Press, 2012

Reid, Brian A.
No Holding Back: Operation Totalize, Normandy, August 1944
Toronto: Robin Brass Studio, 2005

Rielly, Robin L.
Kamikaze Attacks of World War II: A Complete History of Japanese Suicide Strikes on American Ships by Aircraft and Other Means
Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2010

Rohwer, Jurgen and G. Hummelchen
Chronology of the War at Sea, 1939-1945: The Naval History of World War Two
Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1992

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

Rottman, Gordon L.
World War II Pacific Island Guide: A Geo-Military Study
Westport, CT: Greenwood Press and Praeger Publishers, 2002

Russ, William
Case White: The German Army in the Polish Campaign, September 1939
West Chester, OH: The Nafziger Collection, 2006

Schenk, Peter
Invasion of England, 1940: The Planning of Operation Sealion
London: Conway, 1990

Schick, Albert
Combat History of the 10. Panzer-Division, 1939-1943
Winnipeg: J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc, 2013

Schranck, David
Thunder at Prokhorovka: A Combat History of Operation Citadel, Kursk, July 1943
Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2013

Schull, Joseph
Canadian Official History
Far Distant Ships: An Official Account of Canadian Naval Operations in World War II
Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1987

Sebag-Montefiore, Hugh
Dunkirk: Fight to the Last Man
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2008

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

Shores, Christopher
Air War for Burma: The Allied Air Forces Fight Back in South-East Asia, 1942-1945
London: Grub Street, 2005

Shores, Christopher and Giovanni Massimello
A History of the Mediterranean Air War, 1940-1945, volume two: North African Desert, February 1942 - March 1943
London: Grub Street, 2014

Shores, Christopher and Giovanni Massimello with R. Guest
A History of the Mediterranean Air War, 1940-1945, volume one: North Africa, June 1940 - January 1942
London: Grub Street, 2012

Shores, Christopher and Hans Ring
Fighters over the Desert: The Air Battles in the Western Desert, June 1940 to December 1942
New York: Arco Publishing, 1969

Shores, Christopher, Hans Ring, and William N. Hess
Fighters over Tunisia
London: Spearman, 1975

Silverstone, Paul H.
The Navy of World War II, 1922-1947
New York: Routledge, 2007

Smith, Colin
England's Last War against France: Fighting Vichy 1940-42
London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2009

Snyder, Timothy
Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin
New York: Basic Books, 2010

Stahel, David
Kiev 1941: Hitler's Battle for Supremacy in the East
Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2011

Stanton, Shelby
World War II Order of Battle: An Encyclopedic Reference to U.S. Army Ground Forces from Battalion through Division, 1939-1945
Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2006

Stein, Marcel
Field Marshal von Manstein, a Portrait: The Janus Head
Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2007

Stephan, Robert W.
Stalin's Secret War: Soviet Counterintelligence against the Nazis, 1941-1945
Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2004

Stewart, Richard A.
Sunrise at Abadan: The British and Soviet Invasion of Iran, 1941
New York: Praeger, 1988

Sylvan, William and Francis Smith with John Greenwood (ed)
Normandy to Victory: The War Diary of General Courtney H. Hodges and the First U.S. Army
Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2008

Thomas, Martin
The French Empire at War, 1940-1945
Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 2007

Tillman, Barrett
US Marine Corps Fighter Squadrons of World War II
Botley, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2014

Tomasevich, Jozo
War and Revolution in Yugoslavia, 1941-1945: Occupation and Collaboration
Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2001

Tooze, Adam
The Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy
New York: Penguin, 2007

Turner, L. C. F. et al
War in the Southern Oceans, 1939-45
Cape Town: Oxford University Press, 1961

Ungvary, Krisztian
The Siege of Budapest: One Hundred Days in World War II
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2006

Urwin, Gregory J. W.
Facing Fearful Odds: The Siege of Wake Island
Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1997

US Army
Japanese Monograph no. 71
Army Operations in China, December 1941 - December 1943
Washington, DC: Department of the Army, 1956

US Army
Japanese Monograph no. 72
Army Operations in China, January 1944 - August 1945
Washington, DC: Department of the Army, 1956

Walker, Ian W.
Iron Hulls, Iron Hearts: Mussolini's Elite Armoured Divisions in North Africa
Marlborough, UK: Crowood Press, 2003

Weale, Elke C., John A. Weale, and Richard F. Barker
Combat Aircraft of World War Two
London: Bracken Books, 1985

Weigley, Russell
Eisenhower's Lieutenants: The Campaign of France and Germany, 1944-1945
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1981

Westermann, Edward B.
Flak: German Anti-Aircraft Defenses, 1914-1945
Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2001

Wilbeck, Christopher
Sledgehammers: Strengths and Flaws of Tiger Tank Battalions in World War II
Bedford, PA: Aberjona Press, 2004

Willmott, H.P.
The Battle of Leyte Gulf: The Last Fleet Action
Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2005

Womack, Tom
The Dutch Naval Air Force against Japan: The Defense of the Netherlands East Indies, 1941-1942
Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2006

Woodhouse, C. M.
The Struggle for Greece, 1941-1949
Brooklyn Heights, NY: Beekman/Esanu Publishers, 1976

Woodman, Richard
The Real Cruel Sea: The Merchant Navy in the Battle of the Atlantic, 1939-1943
London: John Murray Publishers Ltd, 2004

Yeide, Harry
Fighting Patton: George S. Patton Jr. through the Eyes of His Enemies
Minneapolis, MN: Zenith Press, 2011

Zamulin, Valeriy and Stuart Britton (translator and editor)
Demolishing the Myth: The Tank Battle at Prokhorovka, Kursk, July 1943: An Operational Narrative
Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2011

Zetterling, Niklas and Anders Frankson
The Korsun Pocket: The Encirclement and Breakout of a German Army in the East, 1944
Havertown, PA: Casemate, 2008

Zimm, Alan D.
Attack on Pearl Harbor: Strategy, Combat, Myths, Deceptions
Havertown, PA: Casemate, 2011

Zuehlke, Mark
Breakout from Juno: First Canadian Army and the Normandy Campaign, July 4-August 21, 1944
Vancouver, BC: Douglas & McIntyre, 2011

Zuehlke, Mark
The Gothic Line: Canada's Climactic World War II Triumph in Italy
Vancouver, BC: Douglas & McIntyre, 2005

Zuehlke, Mark
Holding Juno: Canada's Heroic Defence of the D-Day Beaches: June 7-12, 1944
Vancouver, BC: Douglas & McIntyre, 2005

Zuehlke, Mark
Juno Beach: Canada's D-Day Victory: June 6, 1944
Vancouver, BC: Douglas & McIntyre, 2005

Zuehlke, Mark
On to Victory: The Canadian Liberation of the Netherlands, March 23-May 5, 1945
Vancouver, BC: Douglas & McIntyre, 2010

Zuehlke, Mark
Operation Husky: The Canadian Invasion of Sicily, July 10 - August 7, 1943
Vancouver, BC: Douglas & McIntyre, 2008

Zuehlke, Mark
Terrible Victory: First Canadian Army and the Scheldt Estuary Campaign: September 13 - November 6, 1944
Vancouver, BC: Douglas & McIntyre, 2007

Zumbro, Derek S.
Battle for the Ruhr: The German Army's Final Defeat in the West
Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2006




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