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Forthcoming from Sutton
31 December 2001

Sutton Publishing has scheduled three titles for release in April 2002:

Nesbit, Roy Conyers. Battle of the Atlantic

Delaforce, Patrick. Churchill's Desert Rats 2

Knopp, Guido. Hitler's Children


Now available from McFarland
31 December 2001

Wolter, Tim. POW Baseball in World War II: The National Pastime behind Barbed Wire. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2001. Read and submit feedback about this book

Spiller, Harry. Pearl Harbor Survivors: An Oral History of 24 Servicemen. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2001. Read and submit feedback about this book


Last chance to vote
31 December 2001

Voting for the Top Ten of 2001 closes at midnight California time, so don't forget to cast your ballot for the best new WWII books of the year if you haven't already done so. Winners will be announced here tomorrow.


Book review
30 December 2001

Wragg, David. The Fleet Air Arm Handbook, 1939-1945. Stroud, UK: Sutton Publishing, 2001.

Read our review


Aardvark
30 December 2001

The gang at Aardvark Books today updated their online inventory files with more than 10,000 secondhand military titles, the vast majority of them WWII-related.


Now available from Kentucky
29 December 2001

Bessie, Alvah. Alvah Bessie's Spanish Civil War Notebooks. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2001. Read and submit feedback about this book


Now available from Nebraska
29 December 2001

Marshall, S. L. A. Island Victory: The Battle of Kwajalein Atoll. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2001. Softcover reprint edition. Read and submit feedback about this book


Book survey
28 December 2001

Read our survey of books about the Naval Intelligence Geographical Handbooks.


Now available from Cass
28 December 2001

O'Brien, Phillips Payson (editor). Technology and Naval Combat in the Twentieth Century and Beyond. London: Frank Cass, 2001. Distributed in the US by International Specialized Book Services. Read and submit feedback about this book


Now available from NIP
27 December 2001

Burlingame, Burl. Advance Force Pearl Harbor. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2001. Softcover reprint edition. Read and submit feedback about this book

Turner, John Frayn. Fight for the Sea: Naval Adventures from World War II. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2001. Read and submit feedback about this book

Prados, John. Combined Fleet Decoded. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2001. Softcover reprint edition. Read and submit feedback about this book


Now available from Sutton
26 December 2001

Birtles, Philip J. Hurricane: An Illustrated History. Stroud, UK: Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2001. Read and submit feedback about this book


Top Ten
24 December 2001

Voting for the Top Ten new WWII books of 2001 continues until the end of the year, so don't forget to cast your ballots. To help build up the suspense, we've deactivated the Standings page so we can announce the winners on the first of January.


Recommended reading
24 December 2001

We've updated our recommendations page.


Book review
23 December 2001

Isby, David (editor) Fighting in Normandy: The German Army from D-Day to Villers-Bocage. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2001.

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Now available from UPK
22 December 2001

Loza, Dmitriy. (Translated and edited by James Gebhardt) Attack of the Airacobras: Soviet Aces, American P-39s, and the Air War against Germany. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2001. Read and submit feedback about this book


Now available from Stackpole
19 December 2001

Norman, Andrew. HMS Hood: Pride of the Royal Navy. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2001. Read and submit feedback about this book


Hamilton
18 December 2001

Prices have been slashed in the latest "Bargain Books" catalog from Edward R. Hamilton, including sections of WWII, military, and history titles.


Forthcoming from Kentucky
18 December 2001

Maga, Tim. America Attacks Japan: The Invasion that Never Was. Due from University Press of Kentucky in August 2002.


Now available from Sutton
17 December 2001

Wragg, David. The Fleet Air Arm Handbook, 1939-1945. Stroud, UK: Sutton Publishing, Ltd, 2001. Read and submit feedback about this book


Book review
16 December 2001

Foreman, John. Fighter Command War Diaries, volume three: January 1942 to June 1943. Walton-on-Thames: Air Research Publications, 2001.

Read our review


Now available from Presidio
15 December 2001

Friedman, Kenneth I. Afternoon of the Rising Sun: The Battle of Leyte Gulf. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 2001. Read and submit feedback about this book


Jerboa
14 December 2001

"Supplement #50" arrived today from Jerboa-Redcap Books with six pages of new and secondhand military, naval, and aviation titles.


Now available from Praeger
12 December 2001

Holland, Matthew F. Eisenhower between the Wars: The Making of a General and Statesman. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2001. Read and submit feedback about this book


Hamilton
11 December 2001

Still searching for that perfect holiday gift? Have a look at the WWII books listed in the new "Bargain Books" catalog from Edward R. Hamilton.


News from Helion
10 December 2001

Helion & Company have revised release dates for two titles:

Bevis. British and Commonwealth Armies, 1939-1943 by Bevis. Now due in January 2002

Gunter. Last Laurels: The German Defence of Upper Silesia, January-May 1945. Now due in January 2002

"It's also worth noting," they tell us, "we're now the exclusive trade distributors for Aegis/Aberjona Press throughout Europe, with stock of all titles now available."


Book survey
9 December 2001

Read our survey of books about the Italo-Greek War, 1940-1941


Forthcoming from Smithsonian
8 December 2001

Cain, Anthony Christopher. The Forgotten Air Force: French Air Doctrine in the 1930s. Due from Smithsonian Institution Press in May 2002.


Old Army
6 December 2001

Bruce Halsted has updated his Old Army Books website with about 5000 secondhand military titles, including a large lot of WWII books.


Forthcoming from Texas A & M
5 December 2001

Noggle, Anne. A Dance with Death: Soviet Airwomen in World War II. Softcover reprint edition due from Texas A&M University Press in February 2002.


News from Jon Gawne
4 December 2001

Jon Gawne, author of Spearheading D-Day, sends this news:

"Due out in December 2001- Battle for Brest: The Americans in Brittany, from H+C publications, same format as Spearheading D-day. Due out in Spring 2002 - Ghosts of the ETO. The history of the American tactical deception units in the ETO. Casemate Books."


Book reviews
3 December 2001

Rae, Jack. Kiwi Spitfire Ace. London: Grub Street, 2001.

Morrison, Wilbur. Birds from Hell: The History of the B-29. Central Point, OR: Hellgate Press, 2001.

Mombeek, Eric. Jagdwaffe, volume 2, section 2: Battle of Britain, Phase 2. Crowborough, England: Classic Publications, 2001.

Tullis, Thomas A. Tigers over China: The Aircraft of the A.V.G. Hamilton, MT: Eagle Editions, Ltd, 2001.

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

Read our reviews


AOW
2 December 2001

Featuring a huge selection of new and secondhand titles covering every conflict from pre-history to the 21st century, Bob Ruman's Articles of War website—updated today—is always well worth a look.


Cadman
2 December 2001

Californian Tom Cadman has been working on his website and now offers a newly updated mix of secondhand books about World War II.


Military Collector
2 December 2001

Looks like Ian Wilkinson of The Military Collector has just refreshed his website with several thousand additional secondhand books, mostly WWII-related.


World War II Books
1 December 2001

Graham Palmer of World War II Books of Woking, England has uploaded to his website a fresh inventory list of more than 14,000 secondhand WWII-related titles. As always, plenty of choice items. Also, be sure to take a look at his War Diary page, updated every day with the historical events of sixty years ago.


Now available from Schiffer
1 December 2001

Dabrowski, Hans-Peter. Messerschmitt Me 321/323. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military History, 2001. Read and submit feedback about this book

Brown, Daniel Patrick. The Camp Women: Female Auxiliaries Who Assisted the SS. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military History, 2001. Read and submit feedback about this book

Anzuoni, Robert P. The All American: An Illustrated history of the 82nd Airborne Division by. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military History, 2001. Read and submit feedback about this book

 

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