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Now available from Hill and Wang
Burleigh, Michael. The Third Reich: A New History. New York: Hill and Wang, 2000
Keith Bonn tells us that Aegis Consulting Group is now publishing its books under the imprint "Aberjona Press." Their newest release is Into the Mountains Dark: A WWII Odyssey from Harvard Crimson to Infantry Blue by Frank Gurley.
Harris and Margaretta Colt have mailed their fat Military Bookman "Fall 2000" catalog with a vast quantity of secondhand military titles, including several sections on various WWII topics.
Crofoot, Craig R. The Order of Battle of the Soviet Armed Forces in the Great Patriotic War, 1941-1945, volume 1: 22 June 1941. Madison, WI: Craig R. Crofoot, 2000
"The Aardvark" and his gang of book-mongers have just uploaded an inventory file of over 8700 secondhand military books, mostly WWII-related, to the aptly named Aardvark Books website.
Now available from Fedorowicz
Fleisher. The Combat History of Sturmgeschutz-Brigade 276, Assault Gun Fighting on the Eastern Front, 1943-1945. Winnipeg, Manitoba: J.J. Fedorowicz Publishing, 2000
The latest printed update from Jerboa, "Supplement #36," should be arriving in your mailbox right about now with six pages of new and used military, naval, and aviation titles.
News from Nick Beale
"Since Air War Italy 1944-45 came out, I've been working (solo this time) on Ghost Bombers: The Moonlight War of NSG 9: Luftwaffe Night Attack Operations from Anzio to the Alps. The book is a history of the Luftwaffe's Nachtschlachtgruppe 9. I finished it this summer, after four years' research with veterans of the unit and their families, and have just signed with Classic Publications, with publication foreseen in Autumn 2001."
The "October 2000" catalog from Paul Gaudette Books has arrived here with 36 pages of mostly aviation titles on a variety of topics.
Forthcoming from Schiffer
Quite a large lot of new titles due from Schiffer in coming months:
Hill. The 451st Bomb Group in WWII: A Photographic History. Due January 2001
Forthcoming from Crecy
Mason. The Hawker Hurricane. Due from Crecy in May 2001.
Mark's forthcoming book from Motorbooks has been re-titled 101st Airborne: Screaming Eagles at Normandy and delayed until February.
University Press of Kentucky is currently holding a sale with significant savings on most of their titles, including military titles.
The updated stock of WWII-related titles at Aberdeen Books is now available on the Web.
Now available from Stackpole
Lowry, Thomas P. and John W. G. Wellham. The Attack on Taranto: Blueprint for Pearl Harbor. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2000. Softcover reprint edition.
May, Ernest R. Strange Victory: Hitler's Conquest of France. New York: Hill and Wang, 2000.
News from Craig Crofoot
The first volumefor 22 June 1941of the self-published series called The Order of Battle of the Soviet Armed Forces in the Great Patriotic War, 1941-1945 is now available from Craig R. Crofoot. Forty-eight monthly volumes are planned in all, with the next onefor 1 July 1943due in January.
Now available from Presidio
Gailey, Harry. MacArthur Strikes Back: Decision at Buna: New Guinea, 1942-1943. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 2000
Smith, Michael S. Bloody Ridge: The Battle that Saved Guadalcanal. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 2000
Suggestions for your reading pleasure
Have a look at our Recommended Reading page to see our latest recommendations in WWII books.
Now available from Schiffer
Ross, Kirk B. The Sky Men: A Parachute Rifle Company's Story of the Battle of the Bulge and the Jump across the Rhine. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military History, 2000
It's not their big military books catalog, but Scholar's Bookshelf has mailed the "Fall 2000" list which includes a few pages of selected WWII titles.
Now available from Stackpole
Wallace, General Brenton G. Patton & His Third Army. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2000. Softcover reprint.
Now available from Praeger
Levine, Alan J. Captivity, Flight, and Survival in World War II. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2000
The latest newsprint "Bargain Books" catalog from Edward R. Hamilton, dated October 6, 2000, is now arriving in mailboxes.
Forthcoming from Presidio
Gamble. Black Sheep One: The Life of Gregory "Pappy" Boyington. Due in December from Presidio Press
Military Book Club
Selections from the "October 2000" catalog:
Lumsden. A Collector's Guide to Third Reich Militaria
Now available from NIP
Kennedy, Ludovic. Pursuit: The Chase and Sinking of the Battleship Bismarck. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2000. Reprint edition with new introduction by the author.
Neulen, Hans Werner. (Translated from the German by Alex Vanags-Baginskis.) In the Skies of Europe: Air Forces Allied to the Luftwaffe, 1939-1945. Ramsbury, Marlborough, UK: The Crowood Press, 2000
Now available from OUP
Kroener, Bernhard R., Rolf-Dieter Muller, and Hans Umbreit. Germany and the Second World War, volume V: Organization and Mobilization of the German Sphere of Power (Part 1: Wartime Administration, Economy, and Manpower Resources, 1939-1941). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. Translated from the German
Forthcoming from Helion
Duncan sends word from Helion of the status of their upcoming books:
Holtztraeger. In a Raging Inferno: Combat Units of the Hitler Youth, 1944-45. Delayed until December
Following his move from Illinois to New Mexico, Bob Ruman continues to unpack cases of secondhand books which haven't seen the light of day in years, and as always he steadily acquires every newly published military book imaginable. All these get added to into his online inventory, which has been fresh updated at his Articles of War website.
The latest inventory file from Old Army Books has been uploaded to their website where thousands of secondhand books on a variety of military topics can be searched and browsed.
News from Schiffer
The following titles are newly available, or will be available within the next week or two, from Schiffer Military History:
Ross. The Supercommandos: First Special Service Force, 1942-1944
Frank and Maureen have mailed "Supplement #35" for Jerboa-Redcap Books with six pages of new and secondhand aviation, naval, and military titles.
Zetterling, Niklas and Anders Frankson. Kursk 1943: A Statistical Analysis. London: Frank Cass, 2000
World War II Books
Graham Palmer today uploaded several thousand titles to his World War II Books website where they can be searched, browsed, and purchased with the click of a button.
At the Military Collector website, Ian Wilkinson maintains an excellent online inventory of military books with a heavy emphasis on WWII-related titles, and Ian has just updated his stock with a quite a lot of fresh titles.
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