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Now available from Combined
31 January 2001

Nafziger, George. The German Order of Battle: Waffen SS and Other Units in World War II. Conshohocken, PA: Combined Books, 2000. Published in the UK by Greenhill Books.

30 January 2001

Have a look at the Aardvark Books website and you'll find it has been updated today with almost 9000 secondhand military books, mostly in an assortment of WWII-related categories.

29 January 2001

"Military History Catalogue 53" from Kisselburg Military Books is in the mail with twelve pages of secondhand WWII titles including some very attractive British regimental histories.

Book review
28 January 2001

Marteinson, John and Michael R. McNorgan. The Royal Canadian Armoured Corps: An Illustrated History. Toronto: Robin Brass Studio, 2000

Read our review

Now available from St Martins
27 January 2001

Walsh, Stephen. Stalingrad: The Infernal Cauldron. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000

Forthcoming from Battery
27 January 2001

Richard Gardner tells of us of two divisional reprints due from Battery Press in March:

The Combat History of the Second Infantry Division in World War II.

Pay. Thunder from Heaven: Story of the 17th Airborne Division, 1943-1945.

Now available from McFarland
26 January 2001

Dowlen. Enduring What Cannot Be Endured: A Memoir of a Woman Medical Aide in the Philippines in World War II. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co, 2000

Pyskir. Thousands of Roads: A Memoir of a Young Woman's Life in the Ukrainian Underground during and after World War II. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co, 2000

Forthcoming from Grub Street
26 January 2001

Here's the latest on two new upcoming books from Grub Street:

Orange. Park: The Biography of Air Chief Marshal Keith Park. Softcover edition due in April 2001

Franks. Buck McNair: Canadian Spitfire Ace. Due in April 2001

Forthcoming from Sutton
26 January 2001

Le Tissier. With Our Backs to Berlin: The German Army in Retreat on the Eastern Front, 1945. Due in March 2001 from Sutton Publishing

Reynolds. Commandos: The Illustrated History of Britain's Green Berets. Due in March 2001 from Sutton Publishing

Now available from TAMU
25 January 2001

Sarantakes, Nicholas Evan. Keystone: The American Occupation of Okinawa and U.S.-Japanese Relations. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2000

Forthcoming from Westview
25 January 2001

Bergerud. Fire in the Sky: The Air War in the South Pacific. Softcover edition due in March 2001 from Westview Press

Lawrence. Kursk: The Battle of Prokhorovka. Due in September 2001 from Westview Press

Forthcoming from Da Capo
25 January 2001

Clausen and Lee. Pearl Harbor: Final Judgement. Softcover edition due in April 2001 from Da Capo Press

Raeder. Grand Admiral. Softcover edition due later this month from Da Capo Press

Forthcoming from Basic
25 January 2001

Van der Vat. Pearl Harbor: An Illustrated History. Due in April 2001 from Basic Books

Fleming. The New Dealers' War: FDR and the War within World War II. Due in April 2001 from Basic Books

New photo gallery
24 January 2001

The latest Stone & Stone Second World War Books photo gallery, British Military Leaders, 1939-1945, is now open.

Forthcoming from Holt
23 January 2001

Stanton. In Harm's Way: The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors. Due from Henry Holt in May 2001

Military Book Club
22 January 2001

Selections for January 2001:

Alexander. How Hitler Could Have Won World War II

Blunt. Foot Soldier: A Combat Infantryman's War in Europe

Breuer. Secret Weapons of World War II

Nafziger. The German Order of Battle: Waffen SS and Other Units in World War II

Book reviews
21 January 2001

Brulle, Robert V. Angels Zero: P-47 Close Air Support in Europe. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2000

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

Smith, J. Richard and Eddie J. Creek. Me 262, volume three. Crowborough, England: Classic Publications, 2000

Hammel, Eric. Aces against Japan: The American Aces Speak, volume I. Pacifica, CA: Pacifica Press, 2000

Read our reviews

Recommended Reading
20 January 2001

Looking for some better-than-average World War II books to read? Take a look at our Recommended Reading page.

Historic Aviation
20 January 2001

The latest colorful catalog from Historic Aviation just hit our mailbox with sixty-four pages of aviation-related items, including a good number of WWII books.

Now available from UPK
19 January 2001

Claasen, Adam R. A. Hitler's Northern War: The Luftwaffe's Ill-Fated Campaign, 1940-1945. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2001

Now available from Cass
18 January 2001

Harrison Place, Timothy. Military Training in the British Army, 1940-1944. London: Frank Cass, 2000

Forbes, Neil. Doing Business with the Nazis: Britain's Economic and Financial Relations with Germany, 1931-1939. London: Frank Cass, 2000

Forthcoming from Sutton
17 January 2001

Here's the early scoop on three upcoming books from Sutton Publishing:

Tennent. British and Commonwealth Merchant Ship Losses to Axis U-Boats, 1939-1945. Due in May 2001

Harris. Women at War: In Uniform. Due in May 2001

Knopp. Hitler's Children. Due in May 2001

Now available from McFarland
16 January 2001

Pyskir, Maria Savchyn. Thousands of Roads: A Memoir of a Young Woman's Life in the Ukrainian Underground During and After World War II. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2001

Forthcoming from Pen and Sword
15 January 2001

Here's the latest list of upcoming titles from Pen and Sword Books:

Wilson. War behind the Wire. Due later this month

Boscawen. Armoured Guardsmen. Due later this month

Cunningham. No Mercy, No Leniency,. Due later this month

Vickers. The March of Das Reich. Due later this month

Ballantyne. Warspite. Due February 2001

Whiting. Gestapo Muller. Due March 2001

Scholar's Bookshelf
13 January 2001

Catalogs from The Scholar's Bookshelf are always full of great WWII titles, and their new "Military History" mailing is no exception.

12 January 2001

The "December 29, 2000" catalog from Edward R. Hamilton has just now arrived with the usual small assortment of discounted WWII books tucked amongst its many pages.

11 January 2001

Looking for naval, maritime, aviation, or military books? Catalog 185 from Antheil Booksellers has forty-eight solid pages of listings of mostly secondhand titles.

Now available from Eagle Editions
10 January 2001

Tullis, Thomas A. Eagles Illustrated: Allies in the Pacific. Hamilton, MT: Eagle Editions Ltd, 2000

Forthcoming from Schiffer
9 January 2001

Here's the latest line-up from Schiffer Military History:

Miller. Fighter Units and Pilots of the 8th Air Force, September 1942 - May 1945, volume one: Day-to-Day Operations and Fighter Group Histories. Due later this month

Hill. THe 451st Bomb Group in World War II: A Pictorial History. Due later this month

Miller. Fighter Units and Pilots of the 8th Air Force, September 1942 - May 1945, volume two: Aerial Victories and Ace Data. Due February 2001

Carey. Above an Angry Sea. Due March 2001

Mansson. Heinrich Himmler: A Photographic Chronicle of Hitler's Reichsfuehrer-SS. Due March 2001

MacLean. The Ghetto Men: The SS Destruction of the Jewish Warsaw Ghetto, April-May 1943. Due March 2001

Vasco. The Sting of the Luftwaffe. Due March 2001

9 January 2001

Frank and Maureen have dispatched "Supplement #38" with six pages of new and used naval, military, and aviation titles from Jerboa-Redcap Books.

Forthcoming from University Press of Kentucky
8 January 2001

The latest catalog from University Press of Kentucky brings news of several WWII titles:

Jacobs. The Dentist of Auschwitz: A Memoir. Due April 2001

Ottis. Silent Heroes: Downed Airmen and the French Underground. Due May 2001

Kelly. BattleFire! Combat Stories from World War II. Due June 2001

Military Book Club
8 January 2001

Selections for "Holiday 2000" from the Military Book Club:

Leckie. Helmet for My Pillow

Biddiscombe. The Last Nazis: SS Werewolf Guerilla Resistance in Europe, 1944-1947

Hesketh. Fortitude: The D-Day Deception Campaign

Editor's Choice Awards for 2000
7 January 2001

Complementing our annual Top Ten awards—chosen by balloting by website visitors—is our editorial selection of what we consider to be the most important new books of the year.

Read our choices

Forthcoming from NIP
6 January 2001

After a bit of a dry spell, Naval Institute Press has just announced a ton of upcoming WWII books for the new year:

Roberts. British Warships of the Second World War. Due February 2001

Mallman-Showell. U-Boats at War: Landings on Hostile Shores. Due February 2001

Blair. Silent Victory: The U.S. Submarine War against Japan. Reprint edition due March 2001

Grove. The Price of Disobedience: The Battle of the River Plate Reconsidered. Due March 2001

Tillman. Hellcat: The F6F in World War II. Softcover edition due March 2001

Tillman. Wildcat: The F4F in World War II. Softcover edition due March 2001

Fuchida and Okumiya. Midway: The Battle that Doomed Japan. Softcover reprint due March 2001

MacArthur. Reminiscences. Softcover reprint due March 2001

Montagu. The Man Who Never Was. Softcover reprint due March 2001

Jones and Kelley. Admiral Arleigh (31-Knot) Burke. Softcover reprint due March 2001

Gallery. Twenty Million Tons under the Sea: The Daring Capture of U-505. Softcover reprint due March 2001

Satchell. Running the Gauntlet: How Three Giant Liners Carried a Million Men to War. Due April 2001

Koop and Schmolke. Heavy Cruisers of the Admiral Hipper Class. Due April 2001

Michno. Death on the Hellships: Prisoners at Sea in the Pacific War. Due June 2001

Krug, Hirama, Sander-Nagashima, and Niestle. Reluctant Allies: German-Japanese Naval Relations in World War II. Due June 2001

Braim. The Will to Win: The Life of General James A. Van Fleet. Due June 2001

Now available from Crecy
6 January 2001

Charlwood. No Moon Tonight. Manchester: Crecy Publishing, 2000. Softcover edition

Military Collector
5 January 2001

Ian has updated his online inventory file at the Military Collector with thousands of secondhand WWII titles organized by topic and available for searching by author and title.

5 January 2001

Desert Warriors from Banner Books in Australia has been delayed until the end of this month.

4 January 2001

Tom Cadman has updated his T. Cadman book inventory with over 1200 tidy WWII-related titles for sale, so be sure to check it out.

Photo gallery
3 January 2001

In our World War II History section we've just added a new photo gallery page: American Military Leaders, 1939-1945.

2 January 2001

The latest catalog, sporting a bright yellow cover, is here from Paul Gaudette Books.

Forthcoming from Sutton
2 January 2001

White. With the Jocks: A Soldier's Struggle for Europe, 1944-45. Due from Sutton in April

Top Ten
1 January 2001

The polls have closed and the results have been tabulated in our fifth annual Top Ten awards. For complete details and a list of the winners, visit our Top Ten for 2000 page.

Inventory updates
1 January 2001

A great way to start the new year! The websites for Articles of War, Old Army Books, and World War II Books have all updated their online inventory with thousands of terrific new and used military titles.


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