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Now available from Presidio
30 November 2000

Gamble, Bruce. Black Sheep One: The Life of Gregory 'Pappy' Boyington. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 2000

29 November 2000

The good folks at Aardvark Books today updated their online inventory with over 8600 secondhand military titles, mostly WWII-related, carefully organized for easy browsing and quick searching.

Now available from Sarpedon
29 November 2000

Kershaw, Robert. War without Garlands: Operation Barbarossa. Rockville Centre, NY: Sarpedon, 2000

Blunt, Roscow. Foot Soldier: An Infantryman's War in Europe. Rockville Centre, NY: Sarpedon, 2000

Forthcoming from McFarland
28 November 2000

Gibran. The 92nd Infantry Division and the Italian Campaign in World War II. Due from McFarland in May 2001

Norton. Chippewa Chief in World War II: The Survival Story of Oliver Rasmussen in Japan. Due from McFarland in May 2001

Now available from Schiffer
28 November 2000

Remp, Roland. Heinkel He 219: An Illustrated History of Germany's Premier Nightfighter. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military History, 2000

Author database
27 November 2000

We've just opened our new Directory of Authors webpage to assist contemporary writers of WWII-related non-fiction books in communicating with readers such as yourself. Although relatively small to begin with, as the weeks and months go by you'll find the database constantly growing as more and more authors customize their entries on the Directory with email addresses, personal websites, and notes about their latest book projects. We hope this new service will help you learn more about the kinds of books you're interested in.

Book review
26 November 2000

Zetterling, Niklas. Normandy 1944: German Military Organization, Combat Power and Organizational Effectiveness. Winnipeg, Manitoba: J.J. Fedorowicz, 2000.

Read our review

25 November 2000

Catalogue 556—"Old, Used, Rare, and Out-of-Print Books on World War II"—has arrived from Q.M. Dabney & Co of Washington, DC with some tres hard-to-find titles, such as Joslen and some Indian official history volumes. Also very nice to see the Dabney catalog is actually alphabetizing its listings by author these days instead of mixing them randomly as in the past....

Recommended reading
24 November 2000

The latest update to our page of WWII book recommendations is guaranteed to provide you with a holiday season—and beyond—of pleasurable reading.

Now available from Schiffer
23 November 2000

von Manteuffel, Hasso. The 7th Panzer Division: An Illustrated History of Rommel's Ghost Division. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military History, 2000

News from Specialty Press
23 November 2000

Molly Koecher informs us that Jack Lambert's Assault on the Empire: Return to the Philippines, 1944 from Specialty Press has been delayed until further notice.

Now available from U of I
22 November 2000

Kahn, Sy. Between Tedium and Terror: A Soldier's World War II Diary, 1943-45. Champagne-Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2000. Softcover reprint

Griffith, Brigadier General Samuel B. The Battle for Guadalcanal. Champagne-Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2000. Softcover reprint

Now available from Pacifica
21 November 2000

Hammel, Eric. Aces against Germany: The American Aces Speak, Vol. II. Pacifica, CA: Pacifica Military History, 2000. Reprint edition.

Forthcoming from Spellmount
20 November 2000

Here we have the latest plans for upcoming titles from Spellmount Publishers:

Mann and Hughes. SS Totenkopf. Due March 2001

Chant. German Warplanes of World War II. New edition. Due April 2001

Glantz. The Siege of Leningrad. Due May 2001

Whiting. Ardennes: The Secret War. Due May 2001

Lake. B-17 Flying Fortress. Due June 2001

Whiting. Decision at St Vith. Due August 2001

Stearns. Q Ships, Commerce Raiders, and Convoys. Due October 2001

Charman. Swastika: Hitler and the Nazis, 1919-1939. Due October 2001

Healy. Kursk 1943. Due October 2001

Now available from Regnery
20 November 2000

Romerstein, Herbert and Eric Breindel. The Venona Secrets: Exposing Soviet Espionage and America's Traitors. Regnery Publishing, 2000

Book review
19 November 2000

Gailey, Harry. MacArthur Strikes Back: Decision at Buna: New Guinea, 1942-1943. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 2000

Read our review

Top Ten standings
18 November 2000

Voting for our annual Top Ten awards continues at a pace sufficient to frighten the Secretary of State of Florida, but—since no hand recounts are anticipated—you can check the up-to-the-nanosecond standings any time you want.

Now available from NIP
18 November 2000

Alexander, Col. Joseph H. Edson's Raiders: The 1st Marine Raider Battalion in World War II. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2000

17 November 2000

The "Bargain Books" catalog dated 3 November 2000 from Edward R. Hamilton arrived here today.

Now available from Schiffer
17 November 2000

Richards, Guy. World War II Troop Type Parachutes, Axis: Germany, Italy, Japan. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military History, 2000

16 November 2000

Clad in its red cover arrives "Military History Catalogue 51" from Kisselburg Military Books of Stillwater, Minnesota with twelve pages and 134 secondhand WWII titles for sale, including some very tasty items such as Hessler, Hirszowicz, and Papagos.

Now available from Rienner
15 November 2000

Ohl, John Kennedy. Minuteman: The Military Career of General Robert S. Beightler. Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2000

News from Greenwood
14 November 2000

In addition to recently purchasing Ablex Publishing, the Greenwood Publishing Group is currently offering discounts on all Ablex titles as well as a large number of Greenwood backlist titles. Greenwood has also recently released a new WWII-related book:

Rasor, Eugene L. Winston S. Churchill, 1874-1965: A Comprehensive Historiography and Annotated Bibliography. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2000

Forthcoming from Crofoot
13 November 2000

Craig Crofoot informs us that in addition to volume 26 (covering 1 July 1943 and due in January 2001), he has now added volume 7 (covering 1 December 1941 and due in April 2001) to the production schedule for his projected forty-eight volume series of The Order of Battle of the Soviet Armed Forces in the Great Patriotic War.

Now available from McFarland
13 November 2000

Lehrer, Steven. Wannsee House and the Holocaust. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2000

N & M Press
13 November 2000

"Issue 49," the new catalog from Naval & Military Press of East Sussex, arrived here with some twenty newsprint pages packed with military books, many at reduced prices.

Book review
12 November 2000

Brown, David. (editor) Naval Operations of the Campaign in Norway. London: Frank Cass, 2000.

Read our review

Now available from Fedorowicz
11 November 2000

Zetterling, Niklas. German Ground Forces in Normandy, 1944. Winnipeg: J.J. Fedorowicz Publishing, 2000

Historic Aviation
11 November 2000

Another new catalog decked out in holiday motif—this one from Historic Aviation—has arrived with 90 colorful pages of new aviation books, including many WWII titles.

Now available from Presidio
10 November 2000

Wright, Mike. What They Didn't Teach You about World War II. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 2000. Softcover reprint edition

Altobello, Brian. Into the Shadows Furious: The Brutal Battle for New Georgia. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 2000

10 November 2000

The new Zenith Books catalog is out with twenty-four pages crammed with military and aviation titles, and it wins the award for being the first book catalog arriving here this year with Christmas decor.

9 November 2000

Tom Cadman, proprietor of T. Cadman Books, has just updated the inventory listings at his website with a load of fresh secondhand World War II titles.

Now available from Grub Street
9 November 2000

Ross, David. Richard Hillary: The Definitive Biography of a Battle of Britain Fighter Pilot and the Author of The Last Enemy. London: Grub Street, 2000

Forthcoming from Smithsonian
9 November 2000

Here is the next batch of titles planned for Smithsonian Institution Press:

Kirkland. Tales of a War Pilot. Due February 2001

Lopez. Fighter Pilot's Heaven. Due April 2001

Pisano. To Fill the Skies with Pilots: The Civilian Pilot Training Program, 1939-1946. Due April 2001

Now available from MOA
8 November 2000

Foster, Col Frank and Lawrence Borts. A Complete Guide to All United States Military Medals, 1939 to Present. Fountain Inn, SC: MOA Press, 2000. Distributed by Stackpole Books

Thompson, James G. Decorations, Medals, Ribbons, Badges, and Insignia of the United States Navy, World War II to Present. Fountain Inn, SC: MOA Press, 2000. Distributed by Stackpole Books

8 November 2000

Catalog "Gurkha" from Woolcott Books has arrived here with forty pages of very nice secondhand military titles, including quite a few WWII-related books.

Forthcoming from Classic
7 November 2000

The fellows at Classic Publications have some very ambitious plans for the coming months:

Smith and Creek. Me 262, volume 3. Due later this month

Smith and Creek. Me 262, volume 4. Due January 2001

Mombeek. Jagdwaffe, volume 2, Section 1: Battle of Britain, Phase 1. Due January 2001

Mombeek. Jagdwaffe, volume 2, Section 2: Battle of Britain, Phase 2. Due February 2001

Mombeek. Jagdwaffe, volume 2, Section 3: Battle of Britain, Phase 3. Due March 2001

Mombeek. Jagdwaffe, volume 2, Section 4: Battle of Britain, Phase 4. Due April 2001

Forsyth. Mistel. Due May 2001

Ransom and Cammann. Me 163, volume 1. Due July 2001

Mombeek. Defenders of the Reich: Jagdgeschwader 1, volume 1: 1939-1942. Due Spring 2001

Mombeek. Defenders of the Reich: Jagdgeschwader 1, volume 2: 1933. Due Summer 2001

Mombeek. Defenders of the Reich: Jagdgeschwader 1, volume 3: 1944-1945. Due Winter 2001

Now available from Sarpedon
7 November 2000

Tanner, Stephen. Refuge from the Reich: American Airmen and Switzerland during World War II. Rockville Centre, NY: Sarpedon, 2000

7 November 2000

Given that catalogs from Bufo Books are always named rather than numbered means that it should come as no particular surprise that their "Catalog Teeth" for November 2000 has arrived with a good assortment of secondhand military books.

War Room
6 November 2000

The War Room Bookshop has just freshened its online inventory with a couple thousand WWII books, posters, and videos which can be browsed alphabetically or searched by author, title, and description.

Forthcoming from Fedorowicz
6 November 2000

Thanks to Bob Edwards for the latest on J.J. Fedorowicz's plans:

Zetterling. German Ground Forces in Normandy, 1944. Due 10 November

Rubbel. History of Schwere Panzer-Abteilung 503. Due December 2000

Jaugitz. Funklenkpanzer: A History of German Remote- and Radio-Controlled Armor Units. Due January 2001

Hirlinger (ed). The Combat History of Schwere Panzer-Abteilung 508. Due February 2001

Tragedy of the Faithful. History of III SS-Panzerkorps. Due sometime in 2001

Meyer. Grenadiers. Reprint edition. Due sometime in 2001

Book review
5 November 2000

Nipe Jr., George M. Last Victory in Russia: The SS-Panzerkorps and Manstein's Kharkov Counteroffensive, February-March 1943. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military History, 2000

Read our review

Forthcoming from Cass
4 November 2000

Hugh Davie sends word from Frank Cass & Co about their latest line-up, including some titles which have been delayed and some which will be available sooner than originally anticipated:

Harrison-Place. Military Training in the British Army, 1940-1944. Due later this month

Forbes. Doing Business with the Nazis. Due December 2000

James. Air Defence of Great Britain, vol 1: Growth Fighter Command, 1936-1940. Due February 2001 (Note than volume two is already available)

Gooch. Italy and the Second World War. Due April 2001

Rohwer and Monakov. Stalin's Ocean-Going Fleet, 1935-1953. Due May 2001

Moreman. The Jungle, Japanese, and the Sepoy: British Armed Forces and Jungle Warfare. Due June 2001

News from David Glantz
4 November 2000

The prolific Colonel Glantz is hard at work on a large number of new projects for next year, as he explains here:

"My publication plans for 2001 are tentative. Nevertheless, they involve a short study (150 pages) on the Battle for Leningrad 1941-1944, commissioned by a British publisher, an expanded version of the study (about 500 pages), a follow-on to Stumbling Colossus entitled Colossus Reborn: the Red Army in 1943, a study of the Soviet February-March 1943 offensive, entitled Prelude to Kursk, and a short commissioned work on Operation Barbarossa (150 pages). It remains to be seen, however, whether or not time will permit me to prepare all of these works. The short Leningrad is complete, the expanded Leningrad is close to complete, Colossus Reborn in two-thirds complete, Prelude to Kursk is two-thirds complete, and Barbarossa is one-third complete.

"In addition, in the realm of self-publishing, I hope to publish a finished Atlas on the Battle of Smolensk (July-August 1941) and an Atlas on the L'vov-Sandomiersz Offensive (July-August 1944)."

Forthcoming from Helion
4 November 2000

The good folks at Helion continue to ramp up their new publishing program, and here's what's on tap for the next few months. Note the title change on the Bevis book.

Holtztraeger. In a Raging Inferno: Combat Units of the Hitler Youth, 1944-45. Due December 2000

Bevis. British and Commonwealth Armies, 1939-1943. Due January 2001

Booth. Handbook of WWII German Military Symbols and Abbreviations, 1943-45. Due February 2001

Gunter. Last Laurels: The German Defence of Upper Silesia, January-May 1945. Due April 2001

Now available from Cass
3 November 2000

James, T.C.G. Air Defence of Great Britain, volume 2: The Battle of Britain. Ilford, Essex: Frank Cass & Co Ltd, 2000

3 November 2000

The latest printed catalog from J.H. Faber—Number 71—covers in its rotating fashion books by authors whose last names begin with T, U, V, and W.

Now available from Schiffer
3 November 2000

Ross, Robert Todd. The Supercommandos: First Special Service Force, 1942-1944: An Illustrated History. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military History, 2000

2 November 2000

Bob Ruman of Articles of War has just updated the inventory at his website, and he has added a new feature allowing visitors to browse or search through his many military categories while limiting the books only to the latest arrivals.

News from John Lundstrom
2 November 2000

John Lundstrom—author of The First Team and The First Team and the Guadalcanal Campaign—has dispatched to us some news about his forthcoming book:

"The working title for my Fletcher manuscript is Black Shoe Carrier Admiral: Frank Jack Fletcher and the Pacific Fleet 1941-1942. I am now on the home stretch, writing the Guadalcanal chapters, and expect to submit it for publication review next fall. Unlike my other books the focus is flag plot rather than the cockpit, and I hope it will provide new insights into Fletcher's command decisions and offer a new interpretation of this critical period of the Pacific War."

Now available from Praeger
2 November 2000

Mitcham, Samuel W. Retreat to the Reich: The German Defeat in France, 1944. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2000

2 November 2000

Yale University Press is currently holding a sale on selected books, including a number of WWII-related titles.

Top Ten
1 November 2000

Today we opened the online voting machine for our fifth annual "Top Ten New WWII-related Books of the Year" competition, so it's time to cast your ballots. To help get you in the spirit, here are the winners of our previous annual awards:

Top Ten Books of 1996

Top Ten Books of 1997

Top Ten Books of 1998

Top Ten Books of 1999

Web inventory
1 November 2000

Tons of fresh inventory files were uploaded today for easy Web access to new and used military books offered for sale by these booksellers:

The Military Collector

Old Army Books

World War II Books


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