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Now available from Praeger
29 February 2000

Beaumont, Roger. The Nazis' March to Chaos: The Hitler Era through the Lens of Chaos-Complexity Theory. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2000


Hamilton
28 February 2000

Another in Hamilton's regular cycle of "Bargain Books" catalogs arrived here today with a selection of WWII-related titles at discounted prices.


Book review
27 February 2000

Bando, Mark. Breakout at Normandy: The 2nd Armored Division in the Land of the Dead. Osceola, WI: MBI Publishing Company, 1999

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Now available from NIP
25 February 2000

Jordan, Roger. The World's Merchant Fleets, 1939: The Particulars and Wartime Fates of 6,000 Ships. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1999


Military Book Club
24 February 2000

Selections for "Winter 2000":

Munoz. Forgotten Legions: Obscure Combat Formations of the Waffen-SS

Tsouras. Disaster at D-Day

Onoda. No Surrender. My Thirty-Year War


Aberdeen
23 February 2000

The latest inventory update at Aberdeen Bookstore, just uploaded this evening, includes many brand new titles plus a big selection of special offers and closeouts.


Jerboa
22 February 2000

Frank and Maureen have mailed "Supplement #27" with new and used books in stock at Jerboa-Redcap.


Sales
21 February 2000

The Johns Hopkins University Press and Harvard University Press are both currently offering discounts on their books, including a number of WWII-related items.


Book review
20 February 2000

Gardner, W.J.R. Decoding History: The Battle of the Atlantic and Ultra. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1999

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Forthcoming from UPK
19 February 2000

Kaminski. Prisoners in Paradise: American Women in the Wartime South Pacific. Due from University Press of Kansas in March 2000


Aardvark
19 February 2000

The folks at Aardvark Books have updated their online inventory with fresh listing of thousands of secondhand WWII-related titles for browsing and searching.


Book reviews
18 February 2000

Bennett, John. Fighter Nights: 456 Squadron RAAF. Belconnen, ACT: Banner Books, 1995

Jay, Alwyn. Endurance: A History of RAAF Aircrew Participation in Liberator Operations of RAF Coastal Command, 1941-1945. Maryborough, QLD: Banner Books, 1996

Sarkar, Dilip. Battle of Britain: The Photographic Kaleidoscope. St Peter's, Worcester, UK: Ramrod Publications, 1999

Smith, Peter C. Luftwaffe at War: Stukas over the Mediterranean, 1940-1945. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1999

Griehl, Manfred. Luftwaffe at War: German Bombers over England, 1940-1944. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1999

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Forthcoming from McFarland
17 February 2000

Kristal Rikard at McFarland & Company tells us of two upcoming titles:

Pyskir. Thousands of Roads: A Memoir of a Young Woman's Life in the Ukrainian Underground during and after World War II. Due September 2000

Lehrer. Wannsee House and the Holocaust. Due September 2000


Gaudette
16 February 2000

From Paul Gaudette Books in Tucson, Arizona comes Paul's latest printed list with recent arrivals, naval aviation, Flying Tigers, armored fighting vehicles, and more.


Forthcoming from Greenhill
15 February 2000

Here's what's on the agenda for Greenhill Books for the next few months:

Tsouras. Disaster at D-Day. Softcover edition. Due June 2000

Nafziger. The German Order of Battle: Infantry in World War II. Due March 2000

Jessen. Luftwaffe at War: Focke Wulf 190: Defending the Reich, 1943-1945. Due April 2000

Griehl. Luftwaffe at War: German Rocket Planes. Due April 2000

Shaw. Long Range Desert Group. Softcover edition. Due June 2000


Now available from Fedorowicz
15 February 2000

Baur, Isolde. Karl Baur: A Pilot's Pilot. Winnipeg, Manitoba: J.J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc., 2000

Restayn, Jean. The Battle for Kharkov. Winnipeg, Manitoba: J.J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc., 2000


Forthcoming from Schiffer
14 February 2000

Here's more news from Bob Biondi about upcoming titles from Schiffer:

Carey. We Flew Alone: U.S. Navy B-24 Squadrons in the Pacific, 1943-44. Due September

Lundh. U.S. Army Aviation Color Schemes and Markings, 1942 to the Present. Due September

Yerger. SS-Obersturmbannfuehrer Otto Weidinger. Due September 2000

Myrha. Arado Ar 234C: An Illustrated History. Due October 2000


Now available from Rienner
14 February 2000

Dunn Jr., Walter S. Soviet Blitzkrieg: The Battle for White Russia, 1944. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2000


Book Review
13 February 2000

Kriebel, Colonel Rainer and the U.S. Army Intelligence Service. Edited by Bruce Gudmundsson. Inside the Afrika Korps: The Crusader Battles, 1941-1942. Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, PA 1999

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Hamilton
12 February 2000

Edward R. Hamilton's "Bargain Books" catalog dated 28 January 2000 is now available with a selection of WWII-related titles at discounted prices.


Forthcoming from Grub Street
11 February 2000

Franks. Battle of the Airfields. Softcover edition due from Grub Street in April


Book reviews
10 February 2000

Anderson, Col. Clarence E "Bud" with Joseph P. Hamelin. To Fly and Fight: Memoirs of a Triple Ace. Pacifica, CA: Pacifica Press, 1999

Gause, Damon. The War Journal of Major Damon "Rocky" Gause: The Firsthand Account of One of the Greatest Escapes of World War II. New York: Hyperion, 1999

Thamm, Gerhardt B. Boy Soldier: A German Teenager at the Nazi Twilight. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2000

Grossjohann, Georg. Five Years, Four Fronts: The War Years of Georg Grossjohann, Major, German Army (Retired). Bedford, PA: Aegis Consulting Group, 1999

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Forthcoming from McFarland
10 February 2000

McFarland & Company of Jefferson, NC has forwarded information about three upcoming books:

Capelotti. The Spitsbergen Archipelago: American Military and Political Geographies. Due August 2000

Piotrowksi. Genocide and Rescue in Wolyn. Due September 2000

Veatch. Jungle, Sea and Occupation: A World War II Soldier's Memoir of the Pacific Theatre. Due date unknown


Forthcoming from Spellmount
9 February 2000

Here's what Spellmount has planned for WWII-related releases this year:

Irish Guards: The First Hundred Years, 1900-2000. Due this month

Mawson. Arnhem Doctor. Softcover edition. Due this month

Hughes and Mann. The Panther Tank. Due March 2000

Ford. Germany's Secret Weapons of World War II. Due April 2000

Furse. Wilfrid Freeman: The Genius Behind Allied Air Supremacy, 1939-1945. Due May 2000

Hart, Hart, and Hughes. The German Soldier in World War II. Due May 2000

Barwell. Hitler Youth: The Hitlerjugend in War and Peace. Due October 2000

Lake. B-17 Flying Fortress. Due October 2000

Healy. Kursk 1943. Due October 2000

Charman. Swastika: Hitler and the Nazis, 1919-1939. Due December 2000


Now available from Bender
7 February 2000

Johnson, Aaron. Hitler's Military Headquarters: Organization, Structures, Security, and Personnel. San Jose, CA: R. James Bender Publishing, 1999


Book review
6 February 2000

Le Tissier, Tony. Race for the Reichstag: The 1945 Battle for Berlin. London: Frank Cass, 1999.

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Articles of War
6 February 2000

Bob Ruman reports he has closed his shop in Skokie and is on the road to New Mexico with a fleet of trucks hauling his inventory of new and secondhand books to the new home of Articles of War. He'll be unable to communicate by phone or email until he settles into the new location. In addition, since his facilities in New Mexico remain under construction, he expects to be unable to accept orders until the beginning of April.


The Bookshelf
5 February 2000

The Scholar's Bookshelf of Cranbury, NJ has issued its "Winter" catalog with a small assortment of WWII-related titles.


Now available from Hyperion
4 February 2000

Gause, Major Damon. The War Journal of Major Damon "Rocky" Gause. New York: Hyperion, 1999


Forthcoming from Battery
3 February 2000

Blakeley. The 32nd Infantry Division in World War II. Reprint edition. Due from Battery Books in May 2000.


Now available from TAMU
3 February 2000

Tasovac, Ivo. American Foreign Policy and Yugoslavia, 1939-1941. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 1999


Forthcoming from UPK
2 February 2000

Not resting on their laurels (see the results of the Top Ten Books of 1999 voting), University Press of Kansas has a heavy-hitting WWII line-up in store for this year:

Alvarez. Codebreaking and American Diplomacy, 1930-1945. Due later this month

Megargee. Inside Hitler's High Command. Due April 2000

Bidermann. In Deadly Combat: A German Soldier's Memoir of the Eastern Front. Due April 2000

Offner and Wilson. Victory in Europe 1945: From World War to Cold War. Due October 2000

Claasen. Hitler's Northern War: The Luftwaffe's Ill-Fated Campaign, 1940-1945. Due November 2000


David Glantz reports...
2 February 2000

"The fourth volume of Forgotten Battles is now available. It covers the winter campaign of 1942-1943 and is 437 pages long with 138 maps and 10 figures. I am presently working on the fifth (and undoubtedly longest) volume, which covers the summer-fall campaign of 1943, including the Izium and Mius battles of July and the massive failed Belorussian offensive in the fall. This volume should come in at around 550 pages with over 200 maps. I should finish it by late March, if it does not finish me first."


News from Fedorowicz
2 February 2000

Bob Edwards sends this update from J.J. Fedorowicz:

Baur. Karl Baur: A Pilot's Pilot. Due later this month

Restayn. Kharkov. Due later this month

Schneider. Panzertaktik: German Armored Tactics in World War II. Due in April

Kurowski. Panzer Aces 2. Due in April

Spaeter. The History of Panzerkorps Grossdeutschland, volume 3. Delayed until June

Jung. The History of Panzer-Regiment Grossdeutschland. Delayed until June

Other "coming attractions" include: Reprint of Tigers in Combat I (due in June), Funklenkpanzer: An Illustrated History of Remote-Control Armor of the German Army (due late summer), and Combat History of schwere Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 654.


New month, new stock
1 February 2000

Some of the "old reliables" have marked the first day of the month by uploading large numbers of secondhand WWII-related books to their online inventory pages for your browsing pleasure:

World War II Books

The Military Collector

Old Army Books


News from OUP
1 February 2000

It looks Oxford University Press has a terrific list of new and forthcoming WWII titles:

Now available:

Aly. Final Solution: Nazi Population Policy and the Murder of the European Jews

O'Halpin. Defending Ireland: The Irish State and Its Enemies since 1922

Jackson. Botswana 1939-1945: An African Country at War

Forthcoming:

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

Kershaw. The Nazi Dictatorship: Problems and Perspectives of Interpretation. Due June 2000

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


Military Book Club
1 February 2000

Selections for February:

Stolfi. Hitler's Panzers East: World War II Reinterpreted

Wooldridge. Carrier Warfare in the Pacific: An Oral History Collection


Now available from McFarland
1 February 2000

Thamm, Gerhardt B. Boy Soldier: A German Teenager at the Nazi Twilight. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2000

 

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