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Stinnett. Day of Deceit
News from Cass
Frank Cass Publishers have been appointed the official publishers for Whitehall History Publishing (WHP), which is a new initiative to coordinate the historical publishing programs of Whitehall departments, including the official history program and the publications of the Cabinet Office, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and the Ministry of Defense. As well as original historical works, many of the Whitehall Histories will be important works from the archives, previously unpublished, classified, or available in only limited editions for internal government use.
The first two Whitehall Histories, due to be published in June, are the official Naval Staff Histories of the campaign in Norway and the evacuation from Dunkirk. These Naval Staff Histories were originally published in the 1940s and 1950s for the internal use of the Admiralty.
Regular as the morning newspaper...
...comes the latest "Bargain Books" catalog from Edward R. Hamilton with its familiar selection of WWII titles tucked among its many newsprint pages.
From the Great White North
The gang at J.J. Fedorowicz sends the latest update to their publishing schedule:
Kurowski. Panzer Aces 2. Due May 2000
News from Vanwell
Vanwell Publishing has just released two new books and announced two more:
Milner, Marc and Ken Macpherson. Corvettes of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1939-1945. Softcover reprint now available.
Now available from Stackpole
Beesly, Patrick. Very Special Intelligence: The Story of the Admiralty's Operational Intelligence Centre, 1939-1945. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2000. Reprint of the 1977 classic with new Introduction and Afterword.
Now available from McFarland
Piotrowski, Tadeusz. Genocide and Rescue in Wolyn: Recollections of the Ukrainian Nationalist Ethnic Cleansing Campaign against Poles during World War II. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2000
From Naval & Military Press comes "Booklist Issue 45" with "quality books...crazy prices."
LSU Press is currently running its "Spring 2000 Book Sale," including reduced prices on its WWII-related titles such as Hitler's Secret War in South America, Handbook on Japanese Military Forces, and more.
Now available from Schiffer
Wilson, Paul J. Himmler's Cavalry: The Equestrian SS, 1930-1945. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military History, 2000
Mackay, Ron. Ridgewell's Flying Fortresses: The 381st Bombardment Group (H) in World War II. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military History, 2000
Back in action
Many thanks to everyone who sent kind words during my illness. I'm feeling much better now, and we're beginning to catch up with everything that happened in the last two weeks while simultaneously moving ahead with all the latest news and information as it arrives.
Tom Petteys at Aberdeen Bookstore in Colorado has just updated his website with much fresh inventory of new WWII books.
Forthcoming from Battery
Dick Gardner sends word of three upcoming releases from Battery:
Nichols. Impact: The Battle Story of the Tenth Armored Division. Reprint of 1954 edition, due in July.
"The Aardvark" and his gang have just uploaded several thousand secondhand military titles, with an emphasis on World War II, to their website where they can be browsed, searched, and purchased.
At Jerboa-Redcap Books of Hightstown, NJ, Frank and Maureen have been busily adding fresh stock to their military titles. Check their inventory pages as well as their "News and New Arrivals" section for the latest.
Now available from Classic
Three new titles are now available from Classic Publications:
Forsyth, Robert. Battle over Bavaria: The B-26 Marauder versus the German Jets, April 1945
The latest catalog from The Scholar's Bookshelf is "A Special Spring Offering" with reduced prices and closeouts on a variety of books, including some military titles.
News from Crecy
Here's the latest from Crecy:
Goss. The Fighters' Battle: Personal Accounts of the Battle of Britain by Luftwaffe Fighter Crews, July - October 1940. Due later this month
Working through the alphabetical cycle as usual, Jack Faber has mailed his "Catalogue No. 69" featuring authors whose last names start with "R" and "S" plus "official histories other than US" and the usual section of "late arrivals, recent publictions, and titles of special interest."
Now available from Presidio
McKenzie, John. On Time on Target: The World War II Memoir of a Paratrooper in the 82d Airborne. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 2000
Supplement #9 from Jerboa-Redcap Books has arrived with new and used naval, military, and aviation titles.
Forthcoming from Sarpedon
Tanner. Refuge from the Reich: American Airmen and Switzerland during World War II. Due from Sarpedon in July.
Military Book Club
Selections for April 2000:
Burgett. Currahee! A Screaming Eagle at Normandy
The very colorful "2000 Winter Catalog" has arrived from Zenith Books with a vast assortment of new military titles of all kinds with an emphasis on aviation.
Pacifica by any other name...
Eric Hammel has announced that his publishing company, Pacifica Press, is changing its name to Pacifica Military History.
Is it that time of the month already? Yes, and the usual suspects have uploaded thousands and thousands of fresh secondhand military titles to their websites where you can browse them and search by author and title:
Forthcoming from Grub Street
Quite a lot of very nice books on the way from Grub Street:
Franks. Battle of the Airfields. Softcover edition. Due April 2000
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