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The latest from Scholar's Bookshelf is not a general catalog nor even a military catalog, but -- for the first time in living memory -- a catalog devoted strictly to "A Comprehensive Selection of the Great Books & Films on World War II" with over 1500 titles. Quite nice.
Dunn Jr., Walter S. Soviet Blitzkrieg: The Battle for White Russia, 1944. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2000
Now available from Nebraska
Mitchell, Lt. Robert J. (compiler) The Capture of Attu: A World War II Battle as Told by the Men Who Fought There. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2000. Softcover reprint of 1944 edition
Not one but two new catalogs from Edward R. Hamilton, Bookseller, are available, both dated March 17, 2000: "Bargain Books" and "Bargain Books Supplement," both with some very attractive prices.
When the red-clad catalog arrives, we know it's from Military Bookman, and that's exactly what landed in the mailbox with categories like Poland & Scandinavia, CBI, Pacific Campaign, and others in "Winter Extra 2000."
Now available from NIP
Scalia, Joseph Mark. Germany's Last Mission to Japan: The Failed Voyage of U-234. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2000
Jentz, Thomas L. and Hilary L. Doyle. Germany's Tiger Tanks, volume 1: D.W. to Tiger I. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military History, 2000.
Stan Kislow has updated his online inventory listings at Battlefield Books with more than 2000 secondhand military titles.
Now available from Battery
28th Infantry Division in World War II. Nashville, TN: The Battery Press, Inc, 2000. Reprint edition of unit history originally published in 1946.
From Helion & Company in England comes a brief, interim catalog entitled "Military Book News 4A" with twenty pages of book listings.
Forthcoming from MBI
Green and Morales. German Tanks of WWII. Due in April from Motorbooks International.
"Catalog 182" arrived today from Antheil Booksellers with forty-eight pages of mostly secondhand naval, maritime, aviation, and military titles including a complete set of the official Australian history, Australia in the War of 1939-1945.
Forthcoming from Greenwood
Osborn. Operation Pike: Britain Versus the Soviet Union, 1939-1941. Due from Greenwood at the end of this month
Now available from Presidio
Two fresh items just published by Presidio Press:
McManus, John C. Deadly Sky: The American Combat Airman in World War II. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 2000
Like clockwork arrives from Jerboa-Redcap Books "Supplement #28" with new and secondhand naval, military, and aviation titles amounting to six pages.
The Time-Life World War II Series
Now available from Rienner
Carafano, James Jay. After D-Day: Operation Cobra and the Normandy Breakout. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2000.
Military Book Club
Selection for March 2000: Bergerud. Fire in the Sky: The Air War in the South Pacific
Forthcoming from Grub Street
Three items in the pipeline from Grub Street:
Franks. Air Battle Dunkirk: 26 May - 3 June 1940. Revised edition due May 2000
Now available from Conway
Miller, David. U-Boats: History, Development and Equipment 1914-1945. London: Conway Maritime Press, 2000
News from David Glantz
Colonel Glantz sends word of his latest self-publishing project:
"Volume 5 of the 'Forgotten Battles' series, this one on the summer-fall campaign of 1943, is almost complete, but is so massive (600 pages plus) that I will have to publish it in two parts. It includes the Izium and Mius offensives of July 1943, the Krymskaia (Taman') offensives in the summer of 1943, the Belorussian and Kiev offensives of fall 1943, the Krivoi Rog and Nikopol' operations on November and December 1943, and several lesser operations."
Now available from Pacifica
Hammel, Eric. Carrier Strike: The Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, October 1942. Pacifica, CA: Pacifica Press, 1999
Martin and the crew at Aardvark have been busily accumulating plenty of fresh titles to add to their stock of secondhand WWII books, and the bounty of their labors can now be browsed, searched, and purchased at their website.
Now available from University Press of Kentucky
Gonen, Jay Y. The Roots of Nazi Psychology: Hitler's Utopian Barbarism. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2000
Fresh from London comes "Catalogue No 22" from P.G. de Lotz Books containing over 2700 secondhand military titles.
The "Spring History" catalog from The Scholar's Bookshelf is now available with, apart from its usual meaty fare, some very interesting and uncommon titles.
Tasovac, Ivo. American Foreign Policy and Yugoslavia, 1939-1941. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 1999.
Now available from Presidio
Prefer, Nathan. Patton's Ghost Corps: Cracking the Siegfried Line. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 2000. Softcover reprint edition.
Forthcoming from Helion
Duncan Rogers sends word of the latest release schedule for Helion's first books:
Lord and Birtles. The Armed Forces of Aden, 1839-1967. Rescheduled for April 2000
Check out the T. Cadman website for fresh listings of secondhand World War II books for sale.
Now available from University Press of Kentucky
Monahan, Evelyn M. and Rosemarry Neidel-Greenlee. All This Hell: U.S. Nurses Imprisoned by the Japanese. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2000
The "Bargain Books" catalog dated 25 February has arrived from Edward R. Hamilton with a few WWII titles.
Forthcoming from Smithsonian
Smithsonian Institution Press sends word of three upcoming books:
Wagner. Mustang Designer: Edgar Schmued and the P-51. Softcover reprint edition due April 2000
Now available from UPK
Alvarez, David. Secret Messages: Codebreaking and American Diplomacy, 1930-1945. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2000
The War Room
Tom Paragian has updated his inventory files for books, videos, and posters at The War Room website.
Forthcoming from Fedorowicz
The kind gents at J.J. Fedorowicz bring us this late word on some of their upcoming books:
Spaeter. The History of Panzerkorps Grossdeutschland, volume 3. Now due in July 2000
Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War, 1939-45
News from Crecy
Johnson's Wing Leader is now scheduled to be available in the UK in softcover from Crecy at the end of March and in hardcover in Canada from Stoddart in June.
Meanwhile, The Fighters' Battle: Personal Accounts of the Battle of Britain by Luftwaffe Fighter Crews and The Bombers' Battle: Personal Accounts of the Battle of Britain by Luftwaffe Bomber Crews, both by Chris Goss, are now due from Crecy in May.
Paul Kisselburg has mailed his latest printed missive -- another in his series of shorter catalogs featuring newly acquired secondhand WWII books offered for sale -- with some very nice items including South African official histories and at least one hard-to-find Indian regimental history.
News from Pacifica
Eric Hammel's Carrier Strike from Pacifica Press has been delayed from its original February release date, but should be available within a week or two.
Jordan, Roger W. The World's Merchant Fleets, 1939: The Particulars and Wartime Fates of 6,000 Ships. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1999
Heal, S.C. A Great Fleet of Ships: The Canadian Forts and Parks. St. Catherines, ONT: Vanwell Publishing Limited, 1999
News from Mark Bando
Mark Bando, author of The 101st Airborne at Normandy, The 101st Airborne: From Holland to Hitler's Eagle's Nest, and Breakout at Normandy, sends along word of his latest project:
"Although the title is still subject to change, Trigger Time: Screaming Eagles in Normandy is scheduled for release in October 2000. The publisher is again MBI, in Osceola, WI and the format will be hardcover, 10x10", 40,000 words of text, and 250 photos, of which 40 or more will be in color. Despite the fact that this is the same subject as in my first book, no stories nor photos will be repeated. Stories and facts result from 30 years research on the 101st Airborne, with over 900 interviews with WW2 survivors of that unit, plus eight personal visits to Normandy since 1989."
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