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Forthcoming from Schiffer
31 January 2000

The folks at Schiffer have informed us of some of their plans for late summer and fall:

Ross. The Supercommandos: 1st Special Service Force, 1942-44. Due September 2000

Wilson. Himmler's Cavalry: The Equestrian SS, 1930-1945. Due August 2000

Nipe. Last Victory in Russia: SS-Panzerkorps and Manstein's Kharkov Offensive. Due September 2000

Ross. Sky Men: F Company, 513th PIR, 17th Airborne Division in WWII. Due October 2000

Richards. World War II Troop Type Parachutes: Axis, An Illustrated Study. Due September 2000

For notification by email when these titles (and others) become available from the publisher, use our New & Forthcoming Books service.


Dabney
31 January 2000

Catalogue #548, "Aviation History," has been mailed by Q.M. Dabney with thirty-eight pages of secondhand air titles.


Book Review
30 January 2000

Bell, Walter F. The Philippines in World War II, 1941-1945: A Chronology and Select Annotated Bibliography of Books and Articles in English. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1999

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FCWD
29 January 2000

Volume three of the Fighter Command War Diaries series by John Foreman has been delayed; no new publication date has been set by Air Research at this time.


Now available from Schiffer
29 January 2000

Jentz, Thomas L. Germany's Tiger Tanks: D.W. to Tiger I: Design, Production & Modifications. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military History, 2000


Jerboa
28 January 2000

"Supplement #26" has been dispatched from Jerboa-Redcap Books by Frank and Maureen, and it arrived here today with six pages of new and used military and aviation titles.


Book review
27 January 2000

Agte, Patrick. Jochen Peiper: Commander Panzerregiment Leibstandarte. Winnipeg: J.J. Fedorowicz Publishing, Inc, 1999

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Bufo
25 January 2000

The fine folks at Bufo Books have mailed their latest, "Catalogue C Company," with 500 secondhand military books of various sorts.


Book review
23 January 2000

Conner, Claude C. Nothing Friendly in the Vicinity: My Patrols on the Submarine USS Guardfish during WWII. Mason City, IA: Savas Publishing Company, 1999. Distributed by Stackpole Books

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Jean MacArthur
22 January 2000

Jean MacArthur, the widow of American General Douglas MacArthur, died today in New York at the age of 101.


Now available from McFarland
22 January 2000

Mapes, Victor L. with Scott A. Mills. The Butchers, the Baker: The World War II Memoir of a United States Army Air Corps Soldier Captured by the Japanese in the Philippines. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2000


Forthcoming from Greenwood
21 January 2000

Beaumont. The Nazis' March to Chaos: The Hitler Era Through the Lenses of Chaos-Complexity Theory. Due from Greenwood at the end of the month


Book reviews
20 January 2000

Glantz, David M. The Red Army in 1943: Central Command and Control Organs and Leaders. n.p.: Self-published, 1999

Glantz, David M. The Red Army in 1943: Strength, Organization, and Equipment. n.p.: Self-published, 1999

Glantz, David M. Forgotten Battles of the German-Soviet War, 1941-1945, volume I: The Summer-Fall Campaign, 22 June - 4 December 1941. n.p.: Self-published, 1999

Glantz, David M. Forgotten Battles of the German-Soviet War, 1941-1945, volume II: The Winter Campaign, 5 December 1941 - April 1942. n.p.: Self-published, 1999

Glantz, David M. Forgotten Battles of the German-Soviet War, 1941-1945, volume III: The Summer Campaign, 12 May - 18 November 1942. n.p.: Self-published, 1999

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Now available from Greenwood
19 January 2000

Bell, Walter F. The Philippines in World War II, 1941-1945: A Chronology and Annotated Bibliography of Books and Articles in English. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1999


Faber
19 January 2000

Jack Faber still sells books the old-fashioned way -- with printed catalogs and postage stamps -- but his latest, "Catalogue No. 68," contains plenty of books worth looking into.


Now available from Westview
18 January 2000

Here are the latest from Westview:

Werner. Through the Eyes of Innocents: Children Witness World War II. Boulder, CO; Westview Press, 1999

Whitlock. The Rock of Anzio. Boulder, CO; Westview Press, 1999. Softcover edition.


Forthcoming from Kentucky
17 January 2000

The latest catalog from University Press of Kentucky shows two upcoming WWII-related items:

Monahan and Neidel-Greenlee. All This Hell: U.S. Nurses Imprisoned by the Japanese. Due March 2000

Gonen. The Roots of Nazi Psychology: Hitler's Utopian Barbarism. Due April 2000


Book review
16 January 2000

Reynolds, Michael. Men of Steel: I SS Panzer Corps: The Ardennes and the Eastern Front, 1944-45. Rockville Centre, NY: Sarpedon, 1999

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Now available from Vanwell
15 January 2000

Brodniewicz-Stawicki, Margaret. For Your Freedom and Ours: The Polish Armed Forces in the Second World War. St. Catherines, Ontario: Vanwell Publishing Limited, 1999


Naval & Military Press
14 January 2000

From London arrives the newsprint "Book List 44" catalog of the Naval & Military Press featuring a plethora of new books "for the serious student of conflict."


Crecy
13 January 2000

Crecy Publishing announces that several of its forthcoming titles have been delayed as follows:

Smith. Task Force 57. Due April 2000

Bowyer. Action Stations Revisited. Due May 2000

Sawyer. Only Owls and Bloody Fools. Due April 2000

Goss. The Bombers' Battle. Due May 2000


Military Book Club
13 January 2000

Selections for January 2000:

Nijboer, Donald. Cockpit: The Illustrated History of World War II Aircraft Interiors

Bull, Stephen. Stormtrooper: Elite German Assault Soldiers

Macksey, Kenneth. Tank versus Tank: The Illustrated Story of Armored Battlefield Conflict in the Twentieth Century


Book review
12 January 2000

Cressman, Robert J. The Official Chronology of the U.S. Navy in World War II. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2000

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Zenith
12 January 2000

The good folks at Zenith have mailed out their "2000 Winter Catalog" with twenty-four colorful, misnumbered pages of books and videos, mostly on aviation topics.


Forthcoming from OUP
11 January 2000

The next two volumes in the Germany and the Second World War series from Oxford University Press are due this summer:

Kroener, Muller, Umbreit. Germany and the Second World War, vol V: Organization and Mobilization of the German Sphere of Power, part one. Due June 2000

Boog, Rahn, and Stumpf. Germany and the Second World War, vol VI: The Global War. Due July 2000


Scholars
11 January 2000

The hot new "Military History" catalog from the Scholar's Bookshelf is now in the mail with hundreds of interesting titles, including many new offerings and a large section of WWII titles.


News from Cass
10 January 2000

Here's the latest word on new and forthcoming books from Frank Cass & Co Ltd:

MacCarron. Step Together: The Story of Ireland's Emergency Army As Told by Its Veterans. Now available

Gorodetsky and Chubarian (eds). The Soviet Union and the Outbreak of War, 1939-1941. Due January 2000

Zetterling and Frankson. Kursk 1943: A Statistical Analysis. Due May 2000

Kreis. Switzerland and the Second World War. Due July 2000

Rohwer and Monakov. Stalin's Ocean-Going Fleet, 1935-1953. Due September 2000

Forbes. Doing Business with the Nazis. Due September 2000

Brackman. Secret File of Josef Stalin. Due September 2000


Editor's Choice Awards
9 January 2000

This year we offer for the very first time our own critical choices for the Editor's Choice Awards for the most important books of 1999.


Aberdeen
9 January 2000

Tom Petteys of Aberdeen Books has just undertaken a complete revision of his large online inventory of new World War II books.


News from Fedorowicz
8 January 2000

Bob Edwards of J.J. Fedorowicz Publishing has notified us of a new release and new dates for some forthcoming titles:

Kurowski. Sturmgeschutz, Forward!. Now available

Baur. Karl Baur: A Pilot's Pilot. Due at the beginning of February

Restayn. Kharkov. Due at the beginning of February

Spaeter. The History of Panzerkorps Grossdeutschland, volume 3. Due in April

Jung. The History of Panzer-Regiment Grossdeutschland. Due in April


Antheil
8 January 2000

Although still sans email, Antheil Booksellers continues to mail printed catalogs and the latest, #181, has just arrived with forty-eight pages of new and secondhand naval, maritime, aviation, and military titles.


Book review
7 January 2000

Ericson III, Edward E. Feeding the German Eagle: Soviet Economic Aid to Nazi Germany, 1933-1941. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1999

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Now available from Westview
7 January 2000

Bergerud, Eric M. Fire in the Sky: The Air War in the South Pacific. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1999


Aardvark Books
6 January 2000

The Aardvark and his cohorts have updated their online inventory with a substantially increased number of secondhand titles, mostly covering World War II. Their stock is available for browsing in a variety of specialized categories as well as searching by author and title.


The Bookman
6 January 2000

Always nice, it is, to receive the red-clad catalog from The Military Bookman, and their 77th is no exception, filled as it is with so many secondhand military books including those in WWII-related categories such as the Luftwaffe, the Eastern front, espionage in the Second World War, the Spanish Civil War, and more.


Articles of War
5 January 2000

Bob Ruman of Articles of War, still in Illinois for the moment, sends more details about his impending move. The shop in Skokie will be locking its doors permanently later this month so remaining inventory can be packed. The actual move to New Mexico will take place in February, but there will be some further downtime while the new location is finished. In the meantime, because of the ongoing packing operations, only secondhand titles are available at the Articles website, and they will go off-line at the end of January. Sales -- mail and Net-based orders only, no shop -- will resume when everything is ready in New Mexico, probably in May.


Now available from NIP
4 January 2000

Cressman, Robert J. The Official Chronology of the U.S. Navy in World War II. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1999. Revised and expanded edition.


Book review
3 January 2000

Nafziger, George F. The German Order of Battle: Panzers and Artillery in World War II. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1999

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Now available from DeForest
3 January 2000

Parker, Ranger "Ace". Reflections of Courage on D-Day & the Days that Followed. Elk River, MN: DeForest Press, 1999


Inventory updates
2 January 2000

What do Graham Palmer, Bruce Halsted, and Ian Wilkinson have in common? All three are proprietors of important online bookstores and all three updated their inventory listings yesterday, which means visitors to their websites can find thousands of hard-to-locate military books with an emphasis on the Second World War:

Old Army Books

World War II Books

The Military Collector


Top Ten Books of 1999
1 January 2000

The last ballots have been cast, the votes have been tallied, and the Top Ten Books of 1999 have now been determined.

 

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