The Savage Wars of Peace: Small Wars and the Rise of American Power (May, $27.50) by Max Boot cites the small skirmishes that were instrumental in America's ascent to world might. 60,000 first printing. Advertising. Author tour .
BOYDELL & BREWER
Companion to Medieval Arms and Armour (July, $60), edited by David Nicolle, focuses on European arms and includes the influences of neighboring cultures such as Byzantium and the Golden Horde.
Nontraditional Warfare: Twenty-First Century Threats and Responses (July; $59.95, paper $24.95), edited by William R. Schilling, concentrates on new threats to the U.S., from weapons of mass destruction to economic and urban warfare.
BURD STREET PRESS
The Hunley Story: Journey of a Confederate Submarine (Apr., $29.95) by R. Thomas Campbell reimagines the events of February 17, 1864, in pictures and words.
Crossing the Sauer (Apr., $22.95) by Charles Reis Felix is a memoir about crossing Germany with Patton's Third Army.
World War I & II: Boxed Set (July, $100 slipcase) by Richard Holmes contains images of the global conflicts from Britain's Imperial War Museum. Advertising .
United We Stand!: A Visual Journey of Wartime Patriotism (Mar., $19.95) by Richard J. Perry contains morale-boosting images from the 1940s plus guidelines on how and when to display the flag.
COLUMBIA UNIV. PRESS
The Shadow War Against Hitler: America's Covert Operations Against the Third Reich (Aug., $27.95) by Christof Mauch analyzes tactics employed by U.S. intelligence operations during WWII.
Secret Soldiers: The Story of World War II's Heroic Army of Deception (May, $24.95) by Philip Gerard relates how the 1,000 members of the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops served as illusionists to deceive the German army. Author publicity.
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Century of War (Apr., $60) by Luciano Garibaldi assembles images taken at the front lines of warfare by four generations of photographers and combatants.
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Japanese Army Air Force Fighter Units and Their Aces 1931-1945 (May, $54.95) by Ikuhiko Hata et al. reviews these squads and provides biographical notes on notable pilots.
Flying Boats: The J-Class Yachts of Aviation (Mar., $60) by Alexander Frater, paintings by Ian Marshall, remembers the period in the 1930s when special aircraft carried their landing strips to land on water.
Nation's Hangar: The Aircraft Study Collection of the National Air & Space Museum (Aug., $49.95) by Robert van der Linden walks the reader through this Maryland restoration and preservation facility.
HUGH LAUTER LEVIN
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United States Submarines (Apr., $75), edited by David Hinkle, USN (Ret.), is a large format text-and-picture book of the 20th-century America's submarine force.
LOUISIANA STATE UNIV. PRESS
War Stories: Remembering World War II (May, $39.95) by Elizabeth Mullener presents 53 eyewitness testimonies of major events during WWII. Advertising .
I Was with Patton (Mar., $24.95) by D.A. Lande gathers personal accounts of WWII veterans who served with Patton's Third Army.
Sailors to the End: The Deadly Fire on the USS Forrestal and the Heroes Who Fought It (July, $25.95) by Greg Freeman reconstructs the events of the 1967 fire on board the aircraft carrier stationed off the coast of Vietnam. Advertising .
OHIO UNIV. PRESS
Soldiers, Airmen, Spies and Whisperers: The Gold Coast in World War II (May, $49.95) by Nancy Ellen Lawler is an account of one African colony set within the wider context of WWII.
The Secrets of Inchon: The Untold Story of the Most Daring Covert Mission of the Korean War (May, $27.95) by Eugene Franklin Clark, USN, is a first-person account. Advertising.
Another River, Another Town: A Teenage Tank Gunner's Baptism in Battle-1945 (May, $21) by John P. Irwin is a memoir armed with humor and horror. Author tour .
Third Reich Victorious: Alternate Decisions of World War II (Apr., $34.95), edited by Peter G. Tsouras, hypothesizes how Hitler might have defeated the Allies.
Samurai: An Illustrated History (Apr., $34.95) by Mitsuo Kure includes the arms, armor and history of the Japanese warriors.
UNIV. OF ALABAMA PRESS
China Marine (July, $29.95) by E.B. Sledge is an account of WWII battle and homecoming. Ad/promo .
UNIV. OF NORTH TEXAS PRESS
The Twenty-Five-Year Century: A South Vietnamese General Remembers the Indochina War to the Fall of Saigon (Mar., $TBA) by Lam Quang Thi. The author/general served in the Vietnamese National Army and the Army Corps Task Force along the Demilitarized Zone.
UNIV. OF PITTSBURGH PRESS
Writing the Siege of Leningrad: Women's Diaries, Memoirs and Documentary Prose (May, $29) by Cynthia Simmons and Nina Perlina assembles the recollections from a group of women who endured the 900-day siege of Leningrad.
UNIV. OF WASHINGTON PRESS
A Gift of Barbed Wire: America's Allies Abandoned in South Vietnam (July, $26.95) by Robert McKelvey reports on the incarceration of South Vietnamese officials and their families after the fall of Saigon in 1975.
UNIV. PRESS OF KANSAS
The Pueblo Incident: A Spy Ship and the Failure of American Policy (Apr., $34.95) by Mitchell B. Lerner investigates Cold War policies, when the crew of an American ship was captured on its first mission.
Hitler's Jewish Soldiers: The Untold Story of Nazi Racial Laws and Men of Jewish Descent in the German Military (May, $29.95) by Bryan Mark Rigg weighs the ramifications regarding men in the German forces who were classified as Jews under Hitler's racial laws. Author tour.
UNIV. PRESS OF KENTUCKY
America Attacks Japan: The War That Never Was (Aug., $25) by Tim Maga ponders the possible results of the Allied plan to invade Japan.
Espionage: An A-Z of Spies and Secrets (July, $29.95) by Richard M. Bennett contains 500 entries.
WHITE MANE BOOKS
Gettysburg's Bloody Wheatfield (June, $24.95) by Jay Jorgensen is a retelling of the battle of July 2, 1863.