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More inventory updates
29 June 2001

As the month draws to a close, check out the new inventory updates just undertaken today by these big guns in the secondhand military book business:

World War II Books

The Military Collector

Old Army Books

28 June 2001

Articles of War, Bob Ruman's big operation in New Mexico, has just updated online inventory with fresh new and secondhand titles covering all periods of warfare.

27 June 2001

Tom Cadman has just updated the inventory at his website with a fresh assortment of secondhand WWII titles.

Book review
26 June 2001

Swain, Bruce T. A Chronology of Australian Armed Forces at War, 1939-45. St Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin, 2001.

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Now available from Classic
25 June 2001

Forsyth, Robert with Eddie J. Creek, Stephen Ransom, and Werner Stocker. Mistel: German Composite Aircraft and Operations, 1942-1945. Crowborough, England: Classic Publications, 2001

25 June 2001

The Aardvark Books website has been updated with nearly 10,000 secondhand military books for sale, almost all of them about the Second World War.

News from Spellmount
23 June 2001

Here's the latest word from Spellmount about new and forthcoming titles:

Glantz. The Siege of Leningrad. Now available.

Whiting. Ardennes: The Secret War. Now available from Spellmount in the UK and will shortly be available in the US through Combined Publishing.

Lake. B-17 Flying Fortress. Now available.

Whiting. Decision at St Vith. Due from Spellmount in the UK in August and Combined Publishing in the US in September.

Healy. Kursk 1943. Not available until mid-2002.

Charman. Swastika: Hitler and the Nazis, 1919-39. Not available until mid-2002.

Stearns. Q Ships. Will not be published before Spring 2002.

Book reviews
22 June 2001

Mombeek, Eric. Defenders of the Reich: Jagdgeschwader 1, volume one: 1939-1942. Crowborough, England: Classic Publications, 2001

Holmes, Tony. USAAF Colours 1: American Eagles: American Volunteers in the RAF, 1937-1943. Crowborough, England: Classic Publications, 2001

Mombeek, Eric with David Wadman and Eddie J. Creek. Luftwaffe Colours, Volume Two, Section 1: Jagdwaffe: Battle of Britain, Phase One, July-August 1940. Crowborough, England: Classic Publications, 2001

Read our reviews

Now available from Arcade
22 June 2001

Smith, Michael. The Emperor's Codes: The Breaking of Japan's Secret Ciphers. New York: Arcade Publishing, 2001

Now available from Cass
21 June 2001

Erickson, John. The Soviet High Command: A Military-Political History, 1918-1941. London: Frank Cass Publishers, 2001. Third edition.

Forthcoming from Finland
21 June 2001

Dritte Nordland: The Photo History of the Finnish Volunteer Battalion of the Waffen-SS Due in July 2001 from Wiking Divisioona Oy. Text in Finnish and English.

Now available from Dutton
20 June 2001

Morgan, Col. Robert with Ron Powers. The Man Who Flew the Memphis Belle. New York: Dutton Books, 2001

Now available from Rienner
19 June 2001

Jarymowycz, Roman Johann. Tank Tactics: From Normandy to Lorraine. Boulder, CO: Lynn Rienner Publishers, 2001

Forthcoming from Classic
19 June 2001

The "Spring-Summer 2001" catalog from Classic Publications brings information about a pile of new and upcoming titles including Mistel by Robert Forsyth, Me 163, volume one by Stephen Ransom and Hans-Hermann Cammann, three volumes of Defenders of the Reich by Eric Mombeek, four volumes of USAAF Colours: American Eagles, and four new new "Battle of Britain" volumes of the Luftwaffe Colours series.

18 June 2001

The "June 8, 2001" catalog from Edward R. Hamilton arrived today with a couple of pages filled with WWII-related titles at reduced prices, including some newly listed items.

Now available from Schiffer
18 June 2001

Haupt, Werner. Elite German Divisions in World War II: Waffen-SS, Fallschirmjaeger, Mountain Troops. Atlgen, PA: Schiffer Military History, 2001

Jentz, Thomas L. and Hilary L. Doyle. Germany's Panzers in World War II: From Pz.Kpfw. I to Tiger II. Atlgen, PA: Schiffer Military History, 2001

Forthcoming from Stanford
17 June 2001

Tomasevich. War and Revolution in Yugoslavia, 1941-1945: Occupation and Collaboration. Due from Stanford University Press in October 2001

16 June 2001

Tom Pettys today updated his Aberdeen Books website with a considerable quantity of brand new titles of much interest.

Forthcoming from UPK
15 June 2001

University Press of Kansas has announced several titles for publication in the next few months:

Rush. Hell in Huertgen Forest. Due in October 2001.

Westermann. German Anti-Aircraft Defenses, 1914-1945. Due in November 2001.

Loza. (Translated and edited by James F. Gebhardt) Attack of the Airacobras: Soviet Aces, American P-39s, and the Air War against Germany. Due in November 2001.

Pennington. Wings, Women, and War: Soviet Airwomen in World War II Combat. Due in January 2002.

Forthcoming from Pacifica
14 June 2001

Eric Hammel sends word of these three upcoming titles from Pacifica Military History:

Springer. The Black Devil Brigade: The True Story of the First Special Service Force in World War II, an Oral History. Due in July 2001.

Brown. Marauder Man: World War II in the Crucial But Little Known B-26 Marauder Medium Bomber, a Memoir/History. Due in September 2001.

Bergstrom and Mikhailov. Black Cross/Red Star: The Air War Over the Eastern Front, volume 2: Resurgence, January-June 1942. Due in September 2001.

Now available from Laurier
13 June 2001

Brown, Gordon. Look to Your Front: Regina Rifles, A Regiment at War 1944-45. Waterloo, Ontario: Laurier Center for Military Strategy and Disarmament Studies, 2001

Book reviews
12 June 2001

Hill, Mike. The 451st Bomb Group in World War II: A Pictorial History. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military History, 2001

Smith, Peter C. Luftwaffe at War: The Sea Eagles: The Luftwaffe's Maritime Operations, 1939-1945. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2001

Green, Brett. Eagle Files #3: Augsburg's Last Eagles: Colors, Markings and Variants. Hamilton, MT: Eagle Editions, 2001

Vasco, John. The Sting of the Luftwaffe: Schnellkampfgeschwader 210 and Zerstorergeschwader 1 "Wespengeschwader" in World War II. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military History, 2001

Read our reviews

Forthcoming from McFarland
11 June 2001

McFarland & Company has announced five upcoming WWII-related titles:

Kane. Disobedience and Conspiracy in the German Army, 1918-1945. Due September 2001.

Spiller. Pearl Harbor Survivors: An Oral History of 24 Servicemen. Due September 2001.

Wolter. POW Baseball in World War II: The National Pastime Behind Barbed Wire. Due September 2001

Worth. Secret Allies in the Pacific: Covert Intelligence and Code-Breaking Cooperation Between the United States, Great Britain, and Other Nations Prior to the Attack on Pearl Harbor. Due September 2001.

Henkes. World War II in American Art. Due November 2001.

Now available from Tempus
9 June 2001

Here's the latest from Tempus Publishing:

Glantz, David M. Barbarossa: Hitler's Invasion of Russia 1941. Gloucestershire, England: Tempus Publishing, 2001

von Mellenthin, General F. W. Panzer Battles. Gloucestershire, England: Tempus Publishing, 2001. Reprint edition

Williams, David P. Hunters of the Reich, volume 1: Night Fighters. Gloucestershire, England: Tempus Publishing, 2001

Dudgeon, Air Vice-Marshal A. G. Hidden Victory: The Battle of Habbaniya, May 1941. Gloucestershire, England: Tempus Publishing, 2001

Forthcoming from NIP
9 June 2001

The "Fall 2001" offerings from Naval Institute Press look pretty hot:

Burlingame. Advance Force Pearl Harbor by Burl Burlingame. Due in September

Williams. Improbable Warriors: Women Scientists and the U.S. Navy in World War II. Due in September

Edwards. Beware Raiders: German Surface Raiders in the Second World War. Due in September

Elphick. Liberty: The Ships that Won the War. Due in September

Caruso. Nightmare on Iwo. Due in October

Turner. Fight for the Sea: Naval Adventures from World War II. Due in October

Peattie. Sunburst: The Rise of Japanese Naval Air Power, 1909-1941. Due in November

Dickenson. We Few: The Marine Corps "400" in the War against Japan. Due in November

Prados. Combined Fleet Decoded: The Secret History of American Intelligence and the Japanese Navy in World War II. Due date unknown

8 June 2001

The T. Cadman website was re-stocked this morning with a wide assortment of secondhand WWII-related titles.

8 June 2001

Here's news from Duncan at Helion & Company:

"Just to let you know Handbook of WWII German Military Symbols and Abbreviations will be out this month (it's at the printers), other titles will be delayed by a couple of months as we're relocating in the summer to larger premises to cope with increased demand. Thanks for the review of Raging Inferno—we're having to reprint it after just 12 weeks due to high demand."

Book review
7 June 2001

Rolf, David. The Bloody Road to Tunis: Destruction of the Axis Forces in North Africa: November 1942 - May 1943. London: Greenhill Books, 2001. Published in the US by Stackpole Books.

Read our review

6 June 2001

A great new catalog just arrived here from Kisselburg Military Books with an excellent selection of newly offered used WWII titles. One of Paul's best catalogs lately.

Articles of War
5 June 2001

Bob Ruman has just updated his massive Articles of War website with thousands of new and secondhand military books. Especially take a look at his "Latest Arrivals" feature.

Now available from Crecy
5 June 2001

Spooner, Tony. Clean Sweep: The Life of Air Marshal Sir Ivor Broom. Manchester: Crecy Publishing Ltd, 2001. Softcover edition.

History Book Club
4 June 2001

Selections for "Summer 2001":

Wels. Pearl Harbor: America's Darkest Day

Spector. At War at Sea: Sailors and Naval Warfare in the Twentieth Century

Lewis. Omaha Beach: A Flawed Victory

Military Book Club
4 June 2001

Selections for "June 2001":

Sides. Ghost Soldiers: The Forgotten Epic Story of World War II's Most Dramatic Mission

The World War II Reader

Williams. Hunters of the Reich: Night Fighters

Glantz. Barbarossa: Hitler's Invasion of Russia, 1941

Forthcoming from Fedorowicz
4 June 2001

Here's the latest word from J.J. Fedorowicz:

Tieke. Tragedy of the Faithful, A History of the III. (germanisches) SS-Panzer-Korps. Due in July.

Trojca. The Ju 88. Volume 1: The A and H Series. Due in August.

Munch. The Combat History of schwere Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 654. Due in September.

Old Army
2 June 2001

Be sure to have a look at Bruce Halsted's Old Army Books website, newly updated today, for thousands of quality secondhand military books.

News from Hellgate Press
2 June 2001

Harley Patrick of Hellgate Press tells us Riding on Luck by Knight is now available, while Lost Black Sheep: The Story of Marine Ace Chris Magee by Reed and Birds from Hell: The History of the B-29 by Morrison are due at the end of this month.

1 June 2001

Looking for the best books about the Second World War? Don't miss our Recommended Reading page featuring our hand-picked suggestions for the most important and most enjoyable titles on the market.

World War II Books
1 June 2001

Not only does Graham Palmer continue to offer what must certainly be the planet's largest inventory of secondhand WWII-related books, but he also runs his top-notch World War II Books website with a great "War Diary" feature which is updated every single day.

Military Collector
1 June 2001

Ian Wilkinson of The Military Collector has freshened his hefty online inventory pages with quite a few secondhand military titles, including many WWII books, which can be browsed by category or searched by author and title.


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