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Probert, Henry. Bomber Harris: His Life and Times. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 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
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.
Selections for "Fall 2001" from the Military Book Club:
Ambrose. Band of Brothers
Munoz, Antonio J. (editor) The Last Levy: SS Officer Roster, March 1st, 1945. Bayside, New York: Axis Europa Books, 2001.
Forthcoming from Schiffer
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.
Frank and Maureen have mailed "Supplement #47" for Jerboa-Redcap Books with six pages of new and used military, naval, and aviation titles.
Conner, Howard M. The Spearhead: The World War II History of the 5th Marine Division. Nashville, TN: The Battery Press, 2001.
The big sale now in progress at University of North Carolina Presshome to fine titles such as Omaha Beach by Adrian Lewis as well as the Tar Heelscontinues through the end of December with "discounts up to 90% off retail prices."
News from David Glantz
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
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
News from Craig Crofoot
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
Now available from Vanwell
Jarymowycz, Roman Johann. Tank Tactics from Normandy to Lorraine. Boulder, CO: Lynn Rienner Publishers, 2001.
Six years ago today...
...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
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
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
Now available from Southfarm
News from NIP
Here are the latest additions and changes to the publication schedule at Naval Institute Press:
Skulski, Janusz. The Battleship Yamato. Reprint edition now available.
Now available from Schiffer
Now available from Stackpole
News from David Farnsworth
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.
The American Arsenal: The World War II Official Standard Ordnance Catalog. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2001.
Now available from Eagle Eds
The great "Fall 2001 Military History" catalog has been mailed by Scholar's Bookshelf.
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
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
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
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
Twenty-five years...and counting
Catalog #85 from The Military Bookman arrived today, marking the 25th anniversary since Harris and Margaretta Colt opened the Bookman's doors.
Here are some newly amended release dates for upcoming Crecy titles:
Bowyer. The Stirling Story. Due early 2002
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
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
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.
Ian Wilkinson today updated the online inventory at the Military Collector with several thousand secondhand titles.
Military Book Club
Selections for "September 2001":
Fowler. Eastern Front: The Unpublished Photographs, 1941-1945
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