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Forthcoming from MBI
Green and Green. Weapons of Patton's Armies. Due from MBI in August
Martin and Caroline and the gang at Aardvark have uploaded more than 8000 secondhand World War II books (including a few WWI titles) to their website where they can be browsed by topic and searched by author and title.
Now available from Sutton
Henshall, Philip. The Nuclear Axis: Germany, Japan, and the Atom Bomb Race, 1939-1945. Stroud, UK: Sutton Publishing, Ltd, 2000
Rogers, Anthony. Battle over Malta: Aircraft Losses and Crash Sites, 1940-42. Stroud, UK: Sutton Publishing, Ltd, 2000
Kaminski, Theresa. Prisoners in Paradise: American Women in the Wartime South Pacific. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2000
Monahan, Evelyn M. and Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee. All This Hell: U.S. Nurses Imprisoned by the Japanese. Lexington, KY: The University Press of Kentucky, 2000
Gordon, Richard M. Horyo: Memoirs of an American POW. St Paul, Minnesota: Paragon House, 1999
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 & Co, Inc, 2000
Forthcoming from Hikoki
These two books will be published by Hikoki later this year, exact dates uncertain:
Peczkowski and Belcarz. White Eagles: The Aircraft, Men, and Operations of the Polish Air Force, 1919-1939.
The latest catalog from Paul Gaudette Books is "May 2000" with 48 pages containing a wide assortment of secondhand titles in categories such as "Espionage," "WWI Aviation," and "Recent Arrivals."
Now available from Presidio
Kilzer, Louis. HItler's Traitor: Martin Bormann and the Defeat of the Reich. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 2000
Fresh from the hands of our mail carrier is the latest catalog, "Number 47," from Paul Kisselburg Military Books of Stillwater, Minnesota, with just over 200 newly offered items selected from his large inventory (which can be viewed in its entirety online).
Now available from Greenwood
Osborn, Patrick R. Operation Pike: Britain versus the Soviet Union, 1939-1941. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2000
Phillips, Henry Gerard. The Making of a Professional: Manton S. Eddy, USA. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2000
Be sure to check the latest update of our Recommended Reading page.
Newly arrived here is the Edward R. Hamilton "Bargain Books" catalog for 12 May with an assortment of discounted WWII-related titles.
Military Book Club
Selections for "Memorial Day 2000":
Bradley. Flags of Our Fathers
Forthcoming from Rienner
Ohl. Minuteman: The Military Career of General Robert S. Beightler. Due from Lynne Rienner Publishers in November 2000
Now available from Eagle Editions
Crandall, Jerry. EagleFiles #2: Yellow 10: The Story of the Ultra-Rare Fw 190 D-13. Hamilton, MT: Eagle Editions, Ltd, 2000
Forthcoming from Greenwood
Hart. Montgomery and "Colossal Cracks": The 21st Army Group in Northwest Europe, 1944-45. Due from Greenwood at the end of this month
McKercher and Legault. Military Planning and the Origins of the Second World War in Europe. Due from Greenwood at the end of June
Alvarez, David. Secret Messages: Codebreaking and American Diplomacy, 1930-1945. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2000
News from Eric Mombeek
Author Eric Mombeek reports that his next book, Eismeerjaeger: The History of JG 5, Fighters of the Far North, will be available at the end of the year.
U of I sale
The new "Sale" catalog from University of Illinois Press brings savings of up to 90% on their books, including quite a few WWII-related titles which are scattered throughout the pages.
From Jerboa-Redcap Books comes "Supplement #30" with new and used military, naval, and aviation titles.
News from David Glantz
Colonel Glantz sends word of his latest endeavors:
"This is to announce the publication of four new self-published works.
"First, I have completed volume V of Forgotten Battles, the most comprehensive volume to date, which covers the Summer-Fall Campaign of 1943. The volume is so large that I have published it in two parts of over 400 pages each (with a total of 426 operational, tactical, and terrain maps). Included in the volume are the full dimensions of the February 1943 Donbas Operation (specifically, German destruction of the Soviet 4th Guards Mechanized and 8th Cavalry Corps), the Taman' Offensives of April-August 1943, the July 1943 Izium and Mius offensives, the multifaceted Belorussian strategic offensive of fall 1943 (Gorodok, Vitebsk, Orsha, Gomel', Kalinkovichi, etc.), the failed Kiev strategic offensive of October 1943 (Chernobyl', Gornostaipol', Liutezh, and Velikii Bukrin), and the Krivoi Rog and Nikopol' offensives of November-December 1943.
"In addition, I have reprinted the two volumes of the August Storm: The Soviet's August 1945 Manchurian Offensive, which the US Army issued in 1984 as Leavenworth Papers No. 7 and 8. I have corrected the OB in the volumes, prepared new maps in place of the huge fold-outs in the original version, and added a new section on Soviet plans to invade the Japanese island of Hokkaido. Each volume numbers in excess of 200 pages with numerous maps and charts. I began my work on the Red Army by completing these volumes at the behest of the Japanese."
Now available from Fedorowicz
Kurowski. Panzer Aces 2 Winnipeg, Manitoba: J.J. Fedorowicz Publishing, Inc, 2000
Schneider. Panzertaktik: German Armored Tactics in World War II Winnipeg, Manitoba: J.J. Fedorowicz Publishing, Inc, 2000
Cadman inventory update
Check the latest secondhand WWII book offerings at the T. Cadman website.
Looking for something to read? Here are some recommendations based on what we're currently reading, researching, reviewing, or just remembering.
Now available from Koala-Kustannus
Hamalainen, Matti. Finnish Air Force Squadrons, volume 1: Finnish Air Force Bomber Squadron 42. Helsinki: Koala-Kustannus, 2000
News from UPK
Here's the latest from University Press of Kansas:
Kaminski. Prisoners in Paradise: American Women in the Wartime South Pacific. Now available
Price, Dr. Alfred. Battle of Britain Day, 15 September 1940. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1999
Ford-Jones, Martyn R. and Valerie A. Ford-Jones. Oxford's Own: Men and Machines of No. 15/XV Squadron Royal Flying Corps/Royal Air Force. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military History, 1999
Bergerud, Eric M. Fire in the Sky: The Air War in the South Pacific. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2000
McManus, John C. Deadly Sky: The American Combat Airman in World War II. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 2000
Now available from Ramrod
Sarkar, Dilip. Battle of Britain: The Photographic Kaleidoscope, volume 2. Worcester, UK: Ramrod Publications, 2000
A 100-page catalog for "Summer 2000" has arrived from Historic Aviation with a wide assortment of books, videos, art, and models for aviation enthusiasts.
Now available from Paragon
Gordon, Richard M. Horyo: Memoirs of an American POW. St Paul, MN: Paragon House, 1999
Society for Military History awards
David Glantz, author of many, many books about the Russo-German War, received the Samuel Eliot Morison Prize for 2000 last weekend in Quantico, Virginia. The annual prize, awarded by the Society for Military History, "recognizes not any one specific achievement, but a body of contributions in the field of military history extending over a considerable time and reflecting a wide spectrum of scholarly activity."
At the same ceremony, Peter Mansoor's The GI Offensive in Europe: The Triumph of American Infantry Divisions, 1941-1945 was awarded the Society for Military History's Distinguished Book Award for 2000.
Now available from Greenwood
Andidora, Ronald. Iron Admirals: Naval Leadership in the Twentieth Century. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2000
Articles of War
Welcome back to Bob and Judy Ruman who, after moving their Articles of War operation from Skokie, Illinois to Silver City, New Mexico, have reopened for business. Now selling only by mail and on the Web, AOW no longer maintains a bookstore and is open for visitors only by prior appointment. Bob and Judy have completely replaced their online inventory with thousands of new and used titles (many of the latter having been in storage for years and unavailable for sale to the public) at a new URL: articlesofwar.com.
Now available from Helion
Lord, Cliff and David Birtles. The Armed Forces of Aden, 1839-1967. Solihull, West Midlands: Helion & Company, 2000
Forthcoming from Axis Europa
Novarese. Italian Elite: The Italian Decima Xth MAS and the Italian Social Republic, 1943-1945. Due from Axis Europa in late August or September.
Books, books, books
It's the first of the month and there's quite a bit of action in the bookselling trenches. Three of the biggest military booksellers have uploaded large quantities of fresh inventory to their websites:
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