As the German army pushes further into the Soviet Union, a new squadron sets out for night bombing raids — a squad of all women. Anna Kharkova quickly becomes a hardened combat veteran. Three stories follow her struggle against the Germans and her own country’s secret police. I was unfamiliar with the Nacht Hexen (Night… Read more
Writer Nury (Atar Gull, 2019, etc.), illustrator Vallée (Katanga, 2019, etc.) and translator Hahnenberger (The Jungle, 2019, etc.) deliver a twisty historical-epic crime saga that follows a Jewish scrap-metal salesman’s relentless dedication to staying alive—and getting ahead—before, during, and after the Nazi occupation of France. As a child, Joseph Joanovici meets his future wife, Eva,… Read more
Dead Reckoning, an imprint of the Naval Institute Press, will publish in September Fabien Nury’s international best seller Once Upon a Time in France, with art by Sylvain Vallee, shedding light on the complicated case of Romanian Jew Joseph Joanovici, who immigrated to 1920s France and became one of the richest people in Europe. When… Read more
Once Upon a Time in France by Fabien Nury and Sylvian Vallee, trans. by Ivanka Hahnenberger (Sept. 18, trade paper, $29.95, ISBN: 978-1-68247-471-6). Nury takes on the controversial life of Joseph Joanovici, a Romanian Jew, who as an immigrant in occupied France of WWII acted both as a Nazi collaborator and inside the French Resistance.
Katusha is a young Ukranian girl who has just turned 18. Her family’s world is upended when Nazi Germany invades Russian. She goes through quite a lot of trials and tribulations culminating in become a tank driver for the Red Army. This is a weighty novel, not only in sheer number of pages, but encompassing… Read more
We rated this book: 5/5. World War II was one of the most destructive conflicts in history. It not only impacted armies and the way we fought, but it also had a major impact on civilians who were caught in the middle. With many written accounts of the war, it was only a matter of… Read more
I’m seeing graphic novels on the new books list from Naval Institute Press. September brings us an English-language translation of Once Upon A Time In France from Fabien Nury and Sylvain Vallée. That’s a massive 368-page softcover for $29.95. ISBN is 9781682474716. In October comes Smedley from Pennsylvania’s Jeff McComsey. That’s 176 pages, $26.95 findable… Read more
The Naval Institute Press sets a course for graphic novels. The Naval Institute Press has set a dramatic course for its graphic novel imprint. Subscribe to Publishers Weekly to read more.
Hello Everyone! I am so excited for today’s video. For some time the Book Cougars and I have tried to figure out how to do a video together. So, at Book Expo America 2019 we were able to make it happen. We talk about how we met, the event and then talk about 6 books… Read more
Dead Reckoning, the graphic novel imprint of the Naval Institute Press, showcased its newest list of military-related graphic novels including ‘Once Upon a Time In France’ by Fabien Nury and Sylvain Vallee. Pictured (l. to r.) are publicity manager Jacqline Barnes, sales and marketing director Robin Noonan, and director Gary Thompson.