Pacific War Stories in the Words of Those Who Survived (Sept., $27.50), compiled and edited by Rex Alan Smith and Gerald A. Meehl, collects eyewitness accounts by more than 70 veterans from all branches of the services.
Shadows of War: A German Soldier's Lost Photographs of World War II (Nov., $35), photos by Willi Rose, edited by Thomas Eller, text by Petra Bopp, displays photos of life on the German front lines taken by a common foot soldier.
Patton and Rommel: Men of War in the Twentieth Century (Jan., $TBA) by Dennis Showalter is a dual biography of the famous generals.
50 Weapons that Changed Warfare (Feb., $24.95) by William Weir is a survey, from spears to fusion bombs.
DA CAPO PRESS
The Longest Winter: The Epic Story of WWII's Most Decorated Platoon (Dec., $25) by Alex Kershaw is by the author of The Bedford Boys.
The Last Valley (Jan., $30) by Martin Windrow looks at Dien Bien Phu and the French defeat in Vietnam.
Reading the Enemy's Mind (Oct., $23.95) by Maj. Paul H. Smith. The man who helped to run the CIA's psychic research program, Star Gate, tells his story. Advertising. Radio satellite tour.
INDIANA UNIV. PRESS
The Battle of An Loc (Nov., $29.95) by James H. Willbanks recounts the story of the 60-day siege, a battle fought during Hanoi's 1972 Easter offensive.
HUGH LAUTER LEVIN
The Coast Guard (Sept., $75) by Tom Beard celebrates the spirit of the Coast Guard in this illustrated book, published with the Foundation for Coast Guard History.
U.S. Army: A Complete History (Oct., $75) by Col. Raymond K. Bluhm Jr., U.S. Army (Ret.), presents a year-by-year summary of significant army activities from the skirmishes in the early colonies to Operation Iraqi Freedom.
The Sling and the Stone: On War in the 21st Century (Oct., $29.95) by Thomas Hammes assesses the strengths and weaknesses of conventional military power and how fourth-generation warfare is being conducted today. 25,000 first printing. Advertising. Author tour.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BOOKS
Voices of War: Stories of Service from the Homefront and the Front Lines (Nov., $35). Stories of courage, friendship and uncommon sacrifice come from the Library of Congress Veterans History Project. 50,000 first printing.
Masters of Chaos: The Secret History of the Special Forces (Oct., $25) by Linda Robinson tells the story of American's elite troops.
Eleventh Month, Eleventh Day, Eleventh Hour: Armistice Day, 1918: World War I and Its Violent Climax (Nov., $29.95) by Joseph E. Persico traces the tragic last day of World War I. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
At Hell's Gate (Sept., $19.95) by Claude Anshin Thomas introduces a decorated Vietnam veteran who became a Zen monk and peace activist. 50,000 first printing.
Phantom Flights, Bangkok Nights (Feb., $24.95) by Ed Rasimus. The author recalls his second tour in Vietnam and covers the secret bombing of Cambodia.
TEXAS TECH UNIV. PRESS
Vietnam Chronicles: The Abrams Tapes, 1968—1972 (Dec., $50), transcribed and edited by Lewis Sorley, follows a senior U.S. commander and his associates as they work to execute a complex military campaign in a difficult political climate.
Military Medicine to Win Hearts and Minds: Aid to Civilians in the Vietnam War (Oct., $29.95) by Robert J. Wilensky shows how medical aid to Vietnamese civilians, originally based on good will, became policy.
UNIV. OF NEBRASKA PRESS
Looking for a Hero: Staff Sergeant Joe Ronnie Hooper and the Vietnam War (Feb., $29.95) by Peter Maslowski and Don Winslow corrects the lies and the myths about Joe Hooper, acclaimed as the Vietnam War's most highly decorated soldier.
UNIV. OF NORTH TEXAS PRESS
Rattler One-Seven: A Vietnam Helicopter Pilot's War Story (Sept., $27.95) by Chuck Gross. The author recalls his 1970—1971 tour at the age of 20 with the 71st Assault Helicopter Company.
UNIV. OF SOUTH CAROLINA PRESS
Rhetoric in Martial Deliberations and Decision Making: Cases and Consequences (Dec., $39.95) by Ronald H. Carpenter examines the rhetoric used by naval and military commanders when recommending combat tactics and strategies to civilian leaders.
UNIV. OF TENNESSEE PRESS
Nashville: The Western Confederacy's Final Gamble (Nov., $39.95) by James Lee McDonough tells of Confederate Gen. John Bell Hood's hope to recapture the long-occupied city of Nashville from Union forces.
UNIV. PRESS OF COLORADO
The Boys of Winter: Life and Death in the U.S. Ski Troops During the Second World War (Dec., $29.95) by Charles J. Sanders recounts the story of three American ski champions and their heroic and tragic service during WWII's final battles.
UNIV. PRESS OF KENTUCKY
Resisting Rebellion: The History and Politics of Counterinsurgency (Sept., $35) by Anthony James Joes examines history to find guerrilla warfare patterns that can be used today.
UNIV. PRESS OF MISSISSIPPI
Guadalcanal Marine (Sept., $35) by Kerry L. Lane recalls the combat on Guadalcanal and Cape Gloucester of the men of the 1st Marine Division.
VANDERBILT UNIV. PRESS
Japan 1945: A U.S. Marine's Photographs from Ground Zero (Feb., $39.95) by Joe O'Donnell. The author, a young Marine, captured moving images of Japan in the months after the war.
The Crooked Stick: A History of the Longbow (Oct., $24.95) by Hugh D.H. Soar provides a history of the most important weapon of the Middle Ages.