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Now available from Greenwood
30 November 2001

Andidora, Ronald. Home by Christmas: The Illusion of Victory in 1944. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2001. Read and submit feedback about this book

Rottman, Gordon L.. U.S. Marine Corps World War II Order of Battle: Ground Units and Air Units in the Pacific War. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2001. Read and submit feedback about this book


News from Edward Westermann
30 November 2001

Edward Westermann, author of Flak, sends this news: "I am currently working on another book concerning German Uniformed Police (Ordnungspolizei) actions on the Eastern Front in WWII—I have published several articles on this topic and I'm looking at writing the monograph now."


Military Book Club
29 November 2001

Selections for December 2001:

von Below, Nicholas. At Hitler's Side

Cavanaugh, William. A Tour of the Bulge Battlefields


Forthcoming from Fedorowicz
29 November 2001

Here are the latest estimates for upcoming titles from J.J. Fedorowicz:

Trojca, Waldemar and Markus Jaugitz. Sd. Kfz. 166 Sturmpanzer Brummbar, volume 1. Due in December 2001

Trojca, Waldemar. The Ju 88, volume 1: The A and H Series. Due in December 2001

Engel, Heinrich. 7,000 Kilometers in a Sturmgeschutz. Due in January 2002

Munch, Karlheinz. The Combat History of Schwere Panzer-Jaeger-Abteilung 654. Due in February 2002

Trojca, Waldemar and Markus Jaugitz. Sd. Kfz. 166 Sturmpanzer Brummbar, volume 2. Due date unknown


Now available from Aberdeen
28 November 2001

Dibold, Hans. Doctor at Stalingrad. Littleton, CO: Aberdeen Books, 2001. Reprint edition. Read and submit feedback about this book

von der Heydte, Baron. Daedalus Returned. Littleton, CO: Aberdeen Books, 2001. Reprint edition. Read and submit feedback about this book


Aardvark
28 November 2001

Big update today of secondhand WWII-related titles at the Aardvark Books website.


Now available from Vanwell
28 November 2001

Horn, Bernd. Bastard Sons: An Examination of Canada's Airborne Experience, 1942-1995. St Catharines, Ontario: Vanwell Publishing Ltd, 2001. Read and submit feedback about this book


Now available from Casemate
27 November 2001

Metelmann, Henry. Through Hell for Hitler. Havertown, PA: Casemate Books, 2001. Read and submit feedback about this book


News from Hikoki
26 November 2001

Here's the latest word on WWII-related releases from Hikoki.

Simonsen, Clarence. RAF & RCAF Aircraft Noseart in World War II. Now available

Ullmann, Michael. Luftwaffe Colours 1935-1945. Due "very soon"

Thomas, Geoff. KG200. Due in spring 2002


Book review
25 November 2001

Tennent, Alan J. British and Commonwealth Merchant Ship Losses to Axis Submarines, 1939-1945. Stroud, England: Sutton Publishing, 2001

Read our review


Now available from Stackpole
24 November 2001

Isby, David C. (editor) Fighting in Normandy: The German Army from D-Day to Villers-Bocage. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2001. Published in the UK by Greenhill Books. Read and submit feedback about this book


Forthcoming from UPK
23 November 2001

Jessica from University Press of Kansas tells us they have four WWII-related titles due in the next six months or so:

Rigg, Bryan Mark. Hitler's Jewish Soldiers: The Untold Story of Nazi Racial Laws and Men of Jewish Descent in the German Military. Due in May 2002

Reardon, Mark J. Victory at Mortain: Stopping Hitler's Panzer Counteroffensive. Due in March 2002

Moskin, J. Robert. Mr. Truman's War: The Final Victories of World War II and the Birth of the Postwar World. Softcover reprint edition due in April 2002

Megargee, Geoffrey P. Inside Hitler's High Command. Softcover reprint edition due in March 2002


Top Ten for 2001
22 November 2001

Voting is well underway for choosing the Top Ten new, non-fiction, WWII-related books of 2001. Please cast your ballot via our online voting machine, and be sure to check the standings to see how your favorites are faring. The voting machine will automatically shut itself down at the stroke of the new year, California time, and we'll announce the winners here shortly thereafter.


History Book Club
21 November 2001

Several WWII-related offerings from the History Book Club for "December 2001":

Persico, Joseph. Roosevelt's Secret War: FDR and World War II Espionage

Rush, Robert Sterling. Hell in Huertgen Forest

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

Jenkins, Roy. Churchill: A Biography


Hamilton
20 November 2001

The "Bargain Books" catalog dated 2 November 2001 has been mailed by Edward R. Hamilton.


Delayed
19 November 2001

The publication date for Japanese Army Air Force Fighter Units And Their Aces, 1931-1945 by Ikuhiko Hata, Yashuho Izawa, and Christopher Shores has slipped to February 2002 according to Grub Street.


Now available from Classic
19 November 2001

Beale, Nick. Ghost Bombers: The Moonlight War of NSG 9. Crowborough, England: Classic Publications, 2001. Read and submit feedback about this book


Book review
18 November 2001

Westermann, Edward B. Flak: German Anti-aircraft Defenses, 1914-1945. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2001

Read our review


Recommended reading
17 November 2001

From the many books constantly arriving here we try to select a few of the most outstanding for our Recommended Reading page, just updated today.


Now available from FSG
17 November 2001

Jenkins, Roy. Churchill: A Biography. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2001


Jerboa
16 November 2001

"Supplement #49" arrived here today from Jerboa-Redcap Books with six pages of new and secondhand military, naval, and aviation books.


Now available from Kentucky
14 November 2001

Pogue, Forrest C. Pogue's War: Diaries of a WWII Combat Historian. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2001. Read and submit feedback about this book

Stahl, Bob Fugitives: Evading and Escaping the Japanese. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2001. Read and submit feedback about this book


Now available from Hellgate
12 November 2001

Berg, Norm. My Carrier War: A Naval Aviator in WWII. Central Point, OR: Hellgate Press, 2001. Read and submit feedback about this book


Book review
11 November 2001

Mason, Francis K. The Hawker Hurricane: An Illustrated History. Manchester: Crecy Publishing Limited, 2001

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Forthcoming from Axis Europa
10 November 2001

Romanko, Oleg, Antonio Munoz, and Martin Bamber. The East Came West: Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist Volunteers in the German Army and Waffen-SS, 1941-1945. Due January 2002 from Axis Europa Books


Antheil
10 November 2001

"Catalog 187" from Antheil has just been mailed with forty-eight pages of new and used naval, maritime, aviation, and military books.


Scholars
9 November 2001

The "Fall 2001 History" catalog is now available from The Scholar's Bookshelf.


Now available from SUP
8 November 2001

Tomasevich, Jozo. War and Revolution in Yugoslavia, 1941-1945: Occupation and Collaboration. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2001. Read and submit feedback about this book


MBC
8 November 2001

Military Book Club selections for "Veterans Day 2001":

Lord Russell of Liverpool. The Scourge of the Swastika: A Short History of Nazi War Crimes.

Lord Russell of Liverpool. The Knights of Bushido: A Short History of Japanese War Crimes.

Morgan, Col. Robert. The Man Who Flew the Memphis Belle.


Kisselburg
7 November 2001

"Military History Catlogue 60" from Kisselburg Military Books is now available with twelve pages of secondhand WWII titles.


Now available from Classic
7 November 2001

Freeman, Roger. American Eagles, vol 2: P-38 Lightning Units. Crowborough, England: Classic Publications, 2001. Read and submit feedback about this book

Mombeek, Eric. Jagdwaffe, volume 2, section 2: Battle of Britain, Phase 2. Crowborough, England: Classic Publications, 2001. Read and submit feedback about this book


Helion
6 November 2001

The fattest, juiciest printed catalog of military history books we've seen in many months arrived here today from Helion & Company. Loads of great titles, well-organized, and easy to read.


Top Ten standings
5 November 2001

Although the voting has just begun and the number of ballots cast is only a tiny fraction of the anticipated total, we've opened the Top Ten Standings page so visitors can watch as the races take shape.


AOW
5 November 2001

Bob Ruman has updated his huge Articles of War website with thousands of new and secondhand books covering every era of warfare imaginable.


Book reviews
4 November 2001

Nafziger, George F. (editor). German Tactics in Western Europe, 1943-1945. West Chester, OH: The Nafziger Collection, 2001

Nafziger, George F. (editor). German Tactics in North Africa. West Chester, OH: The Nafziger Collection, 2001

War Department. U.S. Armored Infantry Battalion Tactics in WWII (FM 17-42). West Chester, OH: The Nafziger Collection, 2001

War Department. American Tank Company Tactics (FM 17-32). West Chester, OH: The Nafziger Collection, 2001

Read our reviews


Now available from A & U
3 November 2001

Coulthard-Clark, Chris. The Encyclopedia of Australia's Battles. St Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin, 2001. Softcover reprint edition. Read and submit feedback about this book


Now available from Grub Street
3 November 2001

Rae, Jack. Kiwi Spitfire Ace. London: Grub Street, 2001. Read and submit feedback about this book


Now available from OUP
2 November 2001

Boog, Rahn, and Stumpf. Germany and the Second World War, vol VI: The Global War. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001. Read and submit feedback about this book


Top Ten awards for 2001
1 November 2001

It's that time again! Today annual balloting for our "Top Ten Books" awards begins, and you—oh, welcomed visitor and reader of World War II history—are invited to participate by voting for your favorite new, non-fiction, WWII-related titles published during the year 2001. Voting will continue until the stroke of the New Year (California time), and we'll unveil this year's winners shortly thereafter. Ladies and gentlemen, cast your ballots!

Meanwhile, here are the winners from our previous annual Top Ten awards:

Top Ten Books of 2000

Top Ten Books of 1999

Top Ten Books of 1998

Top Ten Books of 1997

Top Ten Books of 1996


Inventory updates
1 November 2001

As often happens at the beginning of the month, today we witnessed several major updates of online inventory listings by several major retailers of secondhand military books. All of these come highly recommended:

World War II Books

The Military Collector

Old Army Books

T. Cadman

 

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