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News from Edward Westermann
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 WWIII have published several articles on this topic and I'm looking at writing the monograph now."
Military Book Club
Selections for December 2001:
von Below, Nicholas. At Hitler's Side
Cavanaugh, William. A Tour of the Bulge Battlefields
Forthcoming from Fedorowicz
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
Big update today of secondhand WWII-related titles at the Aardvark Books website.
Now available from Vanwell
Now available from Casemate
News from Hikoki
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
Tennent, Alan J. British and Commonwealth Merchant Ship Losses to Axis Submarines, 1939-1945. Stroud, England: Sutton Publishing, 2001
Now available from Stackpole
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
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
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
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
The "Bargain Books" catalog dated 2 November 2001 has been mailed by Edward R. Hamilton.
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
Westermann, Edward B. Flak: German Anti-aircraft Defenses, 1914-1945. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 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
Jenkins, Roy. Churchill: A Biography. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 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
Now available from Hellgate
Mason, Francis K. The Hawker Hurricane: An Illustrated History. Manchester: Crecy Publishing Limited, 2001
Forthcoming from Axis Europa
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
"Catalog 187" from Antheil has just been mailed with forty-eight pages of new and used naval, maritime, aviation, and military books.
The "Fall 2001 History" catalog is now available from The Scholar's Bookshelf.
Now available from SUP
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.
"Military History Catlogue 60" from Kisselburg Military Books is now available with twelve pages of secondhand WWII titles.
Now available from Classic
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
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.
Bob Ruman has updated his huge Articles of War website with thousands of new and secondhand books covering every era of warfare imaginable.
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
Now available from A & U
Now available from Grub Street
Now available from OUP
Top Ten awards for 2001
It's that time again! Today annual balloting for our "Top Ten Books" awards begins, and youoh, welcomed visitor and reader of World War II historyare 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:
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:
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