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Book review
30 September 2001

Probert, Henry. Bomber Harris: His Life and Times. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2001.

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29 September 2001

Martin and Caroline have expanded their Aardvark Books website which how features more than 10,000 used and out of print titles, mostly WWII-related, divided into eighteen different categories.

News from Fedorowicz
28 September 2001

Publication of The Combat History of Schwere Panzer-Jaeger-Abteilung 654 by Karlheinz Munch has been delayed until the middle of November by J.J. Fedorowicz.

27 September 2001

Selections for "Fall 2001" from the Military Book Club:

Ambrose. Band of Brothers

Springer. The Black Devil Brigade: The True Story of the First Special Service Force

Condell and Zabecki. On the German Art of War.

Book review
26 September 2001

Munoz, Antonio J. (editor) The Last Levy: SS Officer Roster, March 1st, 1945. Bayside, New York: Axis Europa Books, 2001.

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Forthcoming from Schiffer
25 September 2001

Here's the latest scoop on upcoming titles from Schiffer Military History.

Cora, Paul B. Yellowjackets! The 361st Fighter Group in WWII. Due in January 2002.

Radovic, Branislav. German Helmets of the Second World War. Two volume set due in February 2002.

Carey, Alan C. Leatherneck Bombers: USMC B-25/PBJ Mitchell Squadrons in WWII. Due in February 2002.

Beaver, Michael D. Uniforms of the Waffen-SS. Three volume set due in March 2002.

Perkins, William. Memphis Belle: Biography of a B-17 Flying Fortress. Due in March 2002.

24 September 2001

Frank and Maureen have mailed "Supplement #47" for Jerboa-Redcap Books with six pages of new and used military, naval, and aviation titles.

Book review
23 September 2001

Conner, Howard M. The Spearhead: The World War II History of the 5th Marine Division. Nashville, TN: The Battery Press, 2001.

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22 September 2001

The big sale now in progress at University of North Carolina Press—home to fine titles such as Omaha Beach by Adrian Lewis as well as the Tar Heels—continues through the end of December with "discounts up to 90% off retail prices."

News from David Glantz
21 September 2001

David Glantz reminds us that, besides writing award-winning volumes on the Russin front published by several leading publishers, his self-publishing efforts have continued unabated. Among his releases in the last few months:

Atlas of the Battle of Smolensk, 7 July-10 September 1941

The Battle for Smolensk, 7 July-10 September 1941

Atlas of the Battle of Leningrad: Soviet Defense and the Blockade, July 1941-December 1942

Atlas of the Battle of Leningrad: Breaking the Blockade and Liberation, 1 January 1943-15 July 1944

Atlas of the L'vov-Sandomierz Operation, 13 July-29 August 1944

Colonel Glantz has also recently released eight volumes so far in his Memories of War: The Experiences of Red Army Veterans of the Great Patriotic War series.

Now available from McFarland
21 September 2001

Henkes, Robert. World War II in American Art. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company Inc, 2001. Read and submit feedback about this book

20 September 2001

Paul Gaudette has finally decided to retire, but Sharon will continue to run Paul Gaudette Books, and the "Fall 2001" catalog looks like another fine lot of mostly secondhand, mostly aviation titles.

Now available from Sutton
20 September 2001

Tennent, Alan J. British and Commonwealth Merchant Ship Losses to Axis U-Boats, 1939-1945. Stroud, UK: Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2001. Read and submit feedback about this book

News from Craig Crofoot
19 September 2001

Looks like there have been some twists and turns in the road en route to Craig Crofoot's ambitious, self-published, multi-volume Soviet order of battle series. His original volume, The Order of Battle of the Soviet Armed Forces in the Great Patriotic War, 1941-1945, volume 1: 22 June 1941, was released in the second half of 2000 with plans for the next volume, covering 1 July 1943, to be published at the beginning of this year.

In the meantime, instead of proceeding with his self-publishing intentions, Craig arranged for George Nafziger to become the publisher, and the Nafziger Collection in due course released part one of a revised and expanded second edition of Craig's volume one (still covering 22 June 1941), with the remainder of the original material (also revised and expanded) from volume one due to appear later in part two.

Unfortunately, Craig reports, "lightning hit my apartment building and fried my computer (even with a surge protector) so right now I'm trying to rebuild my files."

No one is sure when the series will be back on course, but when publication resumes Craig will have a new co-author, Paul Dunnigan, and plans call for a third edition of the 22 June 1941 volume, with further revisions, to kick off the revitalized series.

Now available from Fedorowicz
18 September 2001

Tieke, Wilhelm. Tragedy of the Faithful: A History of the III (germanisches) SS-Panzer-Korps. Winnipeg, Manitoba: J.J. Fedorowicz Publishing, Inc, 2001. Read and submit feedback about this book

Now available from Vanwell
17 September 2001

Chater, Les. Behind the Fence: Life as a POW in Japan, 1942-1945. St. Catherines, ONT: Vanwell Publishing, Ltd, 2001. Read and submit feedback about this book

Book review
16 September 2001

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

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Six years ago today...
15 September 2001

...the Stone & Stone Second World War Books website opened. Since then, almost every single day we've posted news, information, reviews, and other features about WWII-related books, authors, publishers, and booksellers. Thanks to everyone for helping make this such an enjoyable hobby.

Now available from Pacifica
15 September 2001

Bergstrom, Christer and Andrey Mikhailov. Black Cross, Red Star: Air War over the Eastern Front, volume 2. Pacifica, CA: Pacifica Military History, 2001. Available in the UK from Classic Publications. Read and submit feedback about this book

Forthcoming from Grub Street
14 September 2001

Bishop, Edward. McIndoe's Army: The Story of the Guinea Pig Club and Its Idomitable Members. Due from Grub Street in October 2001. Revised edition of The Guinea Pig Club, originally published in 1963.

Now available from Schiffer
13 September 2001

MacLean, French L. The Ghetto Men: The SS Destruction of the Jewish Warsaw Ghetto, April-May 1943. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military History, 2001. Read and submit feedback about this book

Now available from Southfarm
12 September 2001

Gordon, Joseph Furbee. Flying Low and Shot Down Twice during World War II in a Spotter Plane. Middletown, CT: Southfarm Press, 2001. Read and submit feedback about this book

Rochette, Harold I. 8th Air Force Lottery. Middletown, CT: Southfarm Press, 2001. Read and submit feedback about this book

News from NIP
12 September 2001

Here are the latest additions and changes to the publication schedule at Naval Institute Press:

Skulski, Janusz. The Battleship Yamato. Reprint edition now available.

Cutler, Thomas J. The Battle of Leyte Gulf, 23-26 October 1944. Now available

Brickhill, Paul. Reach for the Sky: The Story of Douglas Bader, Legless Ace of the Battle of Britain. Now available.

Vause, Jordan. U-Boat Ace: The Story of Wolfgang Luth. Softcover edition due this month.

Williams, Kathleen Broome. Improbably Warriors: Women Scientists and the US Navy in World War II. Due this month.

Prados, John. Combined Fleet Decoded. Reprint edition due end of this month or early October.

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

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

Burlingame. Advance Force Pearl Harbor. Delayed indefinitely.

Now available from Schiffer
11 September 2001

Woerpel, Don. The 79th Fighter Group over Tunisia, Sicily, and Italy in World War II. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military History, 2001. Read and submit feedback about this book

Bible, Don. Third Reich Warrant Discs, 1934-1945. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military History, 2001. Read and submit feedback about this book

Kolln, Jeff. The 421st Night Fighter Squadron in World War II. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military History, 2001. Read and submit feedback about this book

Battlefield Books
11 September 2001

Stan Kislow of Battlefield Books has updated the inventory at his website with over 2000 secondhand military books. These can also be searched by author and title in with our book search engine.

Now available from Stackpole
10 September 2001

Probert, Henry. Bomber Harris: His Life and Times. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2001. Published in the UK by Greenhill Books. Read and submit feedback about this book

News from David Farnsworth
10 September 2001

Combined Publishing, Sarpedon Publishers, and Savas Publishing have been sold to the Perseus Books Group and are now in the process of being folded into their Da Capo imprint. Meanwhile, David Farnsworth and the former sales, marketing, and distribution departments of Combined have been reincarnated as Casemate: "dedicated to bringing you the very best in military history, uniform studies, and equipment books from the USA, the UK, and beyond."

In the US (and in some instances Canada), Casemate is currently representing about sixteen international publishers of military books, including Leo Cooper, Pen & Sword Books, Birlinn Publishers, Histoire & Collections, Ian Allan Publishers, RZM Imports, Editions Heimdal, and Public Records Office Publications.

Book review
9 September 2001

The American Arsenal: The World War II Official Standard Ordnance Catalog. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2001.

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Now available from Eagle Eds
8 September 2001

Tullis, Thomas A. Tigers over China: The Aircraft of the A.V.G. Hamilton, MT: Eagle Editions, Ltd, 2001. Read and submit feedback about this book

8 September 2001

The great "Fall 2001 Military History" catalog has been mailed by Scholar's Bookshelf.

Battery Press
7 September 2001

The Battery Press specializes in high-quality reprint editions of important military books, especially WWII unit histories and official histories. All these and more can be found at Battery's website, newly updated.

Now available from Stackpole
6 September 2001

Bowen, Robert M. Fighting with the Screaming Eagles: With the 101st Airborne from Normandy to Bastogne. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2001. Published in the UK by Greenhill Books. Read and submit feedback about this book

Old Army
5 September 2001

Have a look at the Old Army Books website, just updated today with a ton of fresh inventory which can be browsed by topic or searched by author and title.

News from Down Under
5 September 2001

Allen & Unwin has announced two titles for the first half of the coming year:

Dornan, Peter. Courage to Live: The Biography of Nicky Barr. (Working title) Due in April 2002

Johnston, Mark. That Magnificent 9th: The Ninth Australian Infantry Division. Due in June 2002

Twenty-five years...and counting
4 September 2001

Catalog #85 from The Military Bookman arrived today, marking the 25th anniversary since Harris and Margaretta Colt opened the Bookman's doors.

4 September 2001

Here are some newly amended release dates for upcoming Crecy titles:

Bowyer. The Stirling Story. Due early 2002

Bowyer. Albert Ball. Due spring 2002

Goss. Luftwaffe Seaplanes: An Illustrated History. Due late 2001

Warner. The Bristol Blenheim. Due April 2002

3 September 2001

In New Mexico, Bob Ruman has updated his Articles of War online inventory with over 5000 new and used military books covering every period of history imaginable, including quite a lot of books on the Second World War.

Now available from Cass
3 September 2001

Rohwer, Jurgen and Mikhail S. Monakov. Stalin's Ocean-Going Fleet: Soviet Naval Strategy and Shipbuilding Programs, 1935-1953. London: Frank Cass, 2001. Read and submit feedback about this book

2 September 2001

Tom Cadman has moved his web-based secondhand WWII books business from Sacramento to a new location a few miles down the road in Carmichael, California. New contact information, as well as newly updated inventory, is available at his website.

World War II Books, UK
1 September 2001

This month World War II Books of Surrey, England is offering special discounts on much of its huge stock of WWII-related titles, stock just updated today.

Military Collector
1 September 2001

Ian Wilkinson today updated the online inventory at the Military Collector with several thousand secondhand titles.

Military Book Club
1 September 2001

Selections for "September 2001":

Fowler. Eastern Front: The Unpublished Photographs, 1941-1945

Burgett. Beyond the Rhine: A Screaming Eagle in Germany


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