Coming Soon to a Bookshelf Near You

Discussion in 'Books, Films, TV, Radio' started by Gage, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    This is a thread for 'New and Upcoming books'
    I thought it would be easier to put the info in one place for all.
    Thanks for the title, Adam




    Phoenix Squadron: : HMS "Ark Royal", Britain's Last Topguns and the Untold Story of Their Most Dramatic Mission

    HMS Ark Royal was the most powerful warship the Royal Navy had ever put to sea. 50,000 tons of British Sovereign Territory - a floating airfield that was home to 2700 men, a stockpile of nuclear weapons, and the most modern, capable air force in Europe. But by the early seventies, Ark Royal was in the twilight of her career. Only kept in service to help face down the Cold War threat from the powerful Soviet Navy, it seemed Ark would play no further part on the world's stage.Then, in January 1972, intelligence reached Whitehall that British Honduras - now Belize - was threatened with imminent invasion. To defend the colony Britain's response had to be immediate and unequivocal. And Ark Royal offered the only effective means of preventing the little Central American country being overrun by battle-hardened, US-trained Guatemalan paratroops. But to do so the old carrier would first have to endure a destructive, high-speed 1500 mile dash across the Atlantic towards the Gulf of Mexico. Only then would it be possible to execute an audacious, record-breaking plan to launch a pair of Buccaneers on an extraordinary and unprecedented long-range mission. It was an operation loaded with difficulty and danger.Drawing on many hours of interviews with the participants and previously unseen, classified documents here and abroad, Rowland White, bestselling author of "Vulcan 607" has pieced together this remarkable episode for the first time. And has brought to life a unique, unfamiliar and thrilling piece of post-war British military history: the world of the Fleet Air Arm's last Top Guns.

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  2. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    Dambusters: The Forging of a Legend: 617 Squadron in World War II

    This new version of the Dams raid within the book, pays particular attention to timings, as it is easy to overlook the fact, that this was a complex three-phase operation, spanning 8 hours and 47 minutes, with action occurring simultaneously at widely dispersed locations. It also attempts to settle finally the circumstances of the losses, by examining the testimony of eyewitnesses on both sides, and presenting arguments to help readers decide for themselves what actually happened where previous accounts are contradictory or at variance.

    Pen and Sword Books: Dambusters: The Forging of a Legend by Chris Ward, Andy Lee

    Dambusters: The Forging of a Legend: 617 Squadron in World War II: Chris Ward, Andy Lee: Amazon.co.uk: Books
     
  3. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

  4. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    The Secret Holocaust Diaries: The Untold Story of Nonna Bannister

    Nonna Bannister carried a secret almost to her Tennessee grave: the diaries she kept as a young girl experiencing the horrors of the Holocaust while learning compassion and love for her fellow human beings. Nonna's writings tell the remarkable tale of how a Russian girl, born into a family that had known wealth and privileges, was exposed to the concentration camps and learned the value of human life and the importance of forgiveness.
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  5. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    The Secret Holocaust Diaries: The Untold Story of Nonna Bannister

    Nonna Bannister carried a secret almost to her Tennessee grave: the diaries she kept as a young girl experiencing the horrors of the Holocaust while learning compassion and love for her fellow human beings. Nonna's writings tell the remarkable tale of how a Russian girl, born into a family that had known wealth and privileges, was exposed to the concentration camps and learned the value of human life and the importance of forgiveness.
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    This one looks very interesting.
     
  6. Paul Pariso

    Paul Pariso Very Senior Member

    "Storm Boat Kings: The 23rd Royal Canadian Engineers at Arnhem" by John Sliz. ISBN 1551251035 is now available. Initialy via the publishers - Vanwell Publishing Limited but it should be on Amazon soon.
     

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  7. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    Excellent thread. That 617 book looks interesting alright.
     
  8. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    The Real Band of Brothers: First-hand Accounts from the Last British Survivors of the Spanish Civil War by Max Arthur

    Acclaimed oral historian Max Arthur has tracked down the eight survivors of this conflict, and interviewed them for their unique perspective, their memories of their time fighting and the motives which compelled them to fight.

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  9. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    A few interesting ones from Landmark's site:

    Still not out yet, and the Panther one was so good:
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    Tiger Project
    The Research Squad
    "complete photo study of Tiger Fahrgestell No. 250031 currently located at the Wheatcroft Collection. 160pp. over 450 full colour photos. Card covers. Large format. Publication delayed "

    Mmmmm... Grosse.
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    Hitler's Chariots Volume1 Mercedes-Benz G-4
    Blaine Taylor
    "Detailed study in English of Hitler's famous G-4 Mercedes. The second volume will cover Hitler's Daimler-Benz 770k Grosser Mercedes. 160pp. over 300 images. Due April/May"

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    Konigsberg: The Battle For East Prussia January 1945
    Petter Kjellander
    "draws on sources from both the Russian archives giving the Red Army view and those from the German side gives a good balance, and it contains never before seen pictures of the fighting and a great number of maps and colour profiles of the AFVs being employed on both sides in the battle. 384pp. over 200 b/w photos. 60 colour profiles and approx 35 maps."
     
  10. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    Tonight We Die as Men: The Untold Story of Third Battalion 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment from Toccoa to D-Day

    The exploits of the 3rd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR) have been long overshadowed by those of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion. Yet the actions of the 3rd Battalion during the D-Day landings were every bit as incredible and this is the astounding story of how, after suffering many immediate casualties on landing, the surviving paratroopers fought on towards their objectives against horrendous odds.
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    Tonight We Die as Men: The Untold Story of Third Battalion 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment from Toccoa to D-Day (General Military): Ian Gardner, Roger Day: Amazon.co.uk: Books
     
  11. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    Ste-Mere Eglise, June 1944: No Better Place to Die: The Battle for La Fiere Bridge

    No World War II veteran is better known in 82nd Airborne circles than Robert M. ('Bob') Murphy. In No Better Place to Die, Murphy chronicles one of the 82nd's finest hours. Three airborne divisions were dropped behind enemy lines to create confusion in the German rear-but nearly every airborne unit missed its drop zone. Fortunately, the 82nd's 505th Regimental Combat Team hit on or near its drop zone and reached its objective-the bridge over the Merderet River-only to be met by fierce German resistance. With meticulous attention to detail, Murphy tells the story of how the 505th finally secured its objective, albeit at gruesome cost. Soldiers like Robert M. Murphy are rare-and memoirs like No Better Place to Die even rarer.
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  12. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    Dambusters: A Landmark Oral History (Paperback)

    I have this in hardback and if you enjoy the Forgotten Voices series then you will enjoy this as it is in the same style. An excellent book you will enjoy reading again and again with a different way of looking at this most famous raid.
    Dambusters: A Landmark Oral History: Amazon.co.uk: Max Arthur: Books

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  13. 52nd Airborne

    52nd Airborne Green Jacket Brat

    Dambusters: A Landmark Oral History (Paperback)

    I have this in hardback and if you enjoy the Forgotten Voices series then you will enjoy this as it is in the same style. An excellent book you will enjoy reading again and again with a different way of looking at this most famous raid.
    Dambusters: A Landmark Oral History: Amazon.co.uk: Max Arthur: Books

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    I was given a signed copy of this book for my birthday, unfortunately I've had to put it in the "to read" pile (along with many others).
     
  14. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    Frightful First World War and Woeful Second World War (Horrible Histories) (Paperback)


    History with twice the nasty bits! Want to know: How sniffing your own pee could save your life in the First World War? Why wearing white knickers could get you killed in the Second World War? How a pair of old socks gave away top secrets? The Frightful First World War tells you all the horrors and hardships of the war that was meant to last four months ... but ground on for four grim years.The Woeful Second World War gives you the dire details about the worst war ever - from snow-bound cities under siege to fly-infrsted

    Frightful First World War and Woeful Second World…Amazon.co.uk: Terry Deary, Martin Brown: Books
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  15. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    I was given a signed copy of this book for my birthday, unfortunately I've had to put it in the "to read" pile (along with many others).

    When you get round to reading it can you let me know what you think?
    Thanks.
     
  16. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    Dunkirk: Retreat to Victory (Paperback)

    The rescue of 338,000 British troops from the beaches at Dunkirk is one of the most emotive subjects of the Second World War - a defeat that was turned into a victory in a uniquely British way. In May 1940, the small British Expeditionary Force was sent to help the Belgians and French against the advancing German army. Ill-equipped and under-trained, they conducted a fighting withdrawal in the face of the formidable German army. Churchill feared that nearly all of the BEF would be killed or captured, but most were rescued. Five VCs were awarded to the BEF for the campaign.Drawing on previously unpublished and rare material, General Julian Thompson recreates the action from the misunderstandings between the British and French generals, which resonate to this day, to the experiences of the ordinary soldier. Unlike other books on the subject he gives full weight to the fighting inland as the BEF found itself in mortal danger thanks to the collapse of the Belgian army on one flank and the failure of the French on the other, and corrects popular myths about the evacuation. "Dunkirk" is both a masterly work of military history and a gripping story of British heroism.
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  17. 52nd Airborne

    52nd Airborne Green Jacket Brat

    When you get round to reading it can you let me know what you think?
    Thanks.

    Will do!
     
  18. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    RAF Evaders: The Complete Story of RAF Escapees and Their Escape Lines, Western Europe, 1940-1945

    During the five years from May 1940 to May 1945 several thousand Allied airmen, forced to abandon their aircraft behind enemy lines, evaded capture and reached freedom, by land, sea and air. The territory held by the Germans was immense - from Norway and Denmark in the north, through Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg to the south of France - and initially there was no organisation to help the men on the run. The first one to assist the evaders and escapers ('E & E' as the Americans called them) was the PAT line, along the Mediterranean coast to Perpignan and down the Spanish border; named after a naval officer Pat O' Leary, from 1942 it became the PAO line.Next was the Comet line, from Brussels to the Pyrenees. Thousands of brave people were to be involved for whom, if caught, the penalty was death. Theirs is a stirring and awe-inspiring story. Respected historian Oliver Clutton-Brock has researched in depth this secret world of evasion, uncovering some treachery and many hitherto unpublished details, operations and photos. It is a tremendous reference work, written in his own colourful style with numerous anecdotes, which fills a gap of knowledge formerly unavailable to historians, professional or amateur. Packed with information, key figure biogs and listings - 2,094 evaders identified - this is a valuable testimony to the courage of all those involved.

    RAF Evaders: The Complete Story of RAF Escapees and Their Escape Lines, Western Europe, 1940-1945: Oliver Clutton-Brock: Amazon.co.uk: Books
     
  19. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

  20. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    With Wings Like Eagles: A History of the Battle of Britain

    It was the most intense and critical struggle of World War II, the outcome of which would mean freedom or Nazi domination of Europe. Fought by a handful of young men, some as young as 18, it was the Battle of Britain, and in this lively and stirring history, acclaimed author Michael Korda, who served in the RAF himself, tells the complete story, witnessed through the tales of pilots, ground crews, and commanders on both sides. Korda sets the battle against the political happenings of 1930s Europe and introduces the visionary engineers and scientists in Germany and Britain whose aircraft and stunning innovations-like radar-would be used with dramatic results. He also explores the political struggle behind the battle. As the British Army evacuated from Dunkirk and France fell to the Germans, Korda shows how Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding fought to prevent Prime Minister Winston Churchill from sending additional fighters to France, where Dowding knew they would be lost - perhaps the single most critical moment in British political history and the pivotal moment of the war.

    With Wings Like Eagles: A History of the Battle of Britain: Amazon.co.uk: Michael Korda: Books
     

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