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Forthcoming from Da Capo
31 July 2002

Newton, Steven H. (editor). Kursk: The German View. Forthcoming from Da Capo Press in November 2002


Aardvark Books
31 July 2002

"The Aardvark" and his gang have updated the inventory at their website with over 11,000 secondhand military books.


Now available from Aberjona
31 July 2002

Voss, Johann. Black Edelweiss: A Memoir of Combat and Conscience by a Soldier of the Waffen-SS. Bedford, PA: Aberjona Press, 2002


Forthcoming from Rowman & Littlefield
31 July 2002

Weeks, Albert Loren. Stalin's Other War: Soviet Grand Strategy, 1939-1941. Forthcoming from Rowman & Littlefield in October 2002


Now available from Cass
30 July 2002

Penkower, Monty Noam. Decision on Palestine Deferred: America, Britain and Wartime Diplomacy, 1939-1945. London: Frank Cass Publishers, 2002


Forthcoming from Arkansas
30 July 2002

Hearden, Patrick J. Architects of Globalism: Building a New World Order during World War II. Forthcoming from University of Arkansas Press in October 2002


The War Room
30 July 2002

Tom Paragian has updated his War Room website with a fresh assortment of WWII-related books, videos, and posters.


Forthcoming from Hyperion
30 July 2002

Millman, Joel. Men of Hellship: World War II's Last Untold Story. Forthcoming from Hyperion in September 2002


Nations at war
29 July 2002

We continue to open new pages of our Nations at War feature. Just unveiled today: Denmark at War, 1939-1945.


Forthcoming from Helion
29 July 2002

Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer. Elite of the Third Reich: The Recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, 1939-45. Forthcoming from Helion & Company in March 2003

Georg, Friedrich. Hitler's Miracle Weapons: Secret Nuclear Weapons of the Third Reich and Their Carrier Systems, vol 1. Forthcoming from Helion & Company in January 2003


Book review
28 July 2002

Hoyt, Edwin P. Backwater War: The Allied Campaign in Italy, 1943-1945. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press and Praeger Publishers, 2002

Read our review


Now available from JJF
27 July 2002

Trojca, Waldemar. Panther Variants in Color. Winnipeg: J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc, 2002

Trojca, Waldemar. Sd.Kfz. 161: Pz.Kpfw. IV, Ausfuhrungen F/F2/G. Winnipeg: J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc, 2002


Book survey
26 July 2002

Read our survey of British regimental histories.


From Falls Village, CT
26 July 2002

Now in mailboxes everywhere: the "July 12, 2002 Bargain Books" printed catalog from Edward R. Hamilton, Bookseller.


Now available from Sutton
25 July 2002

Rigden, Denis. Kill the Fuehrer: Section X and Operation Foxley. Stroud, UK: Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2002. Softcover reprint edition

Tout, Ken. The Bloody Battle for Tilly: Normandy, 1944. Stroud, UK: Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2002. Softcover reprint edition


Now available from Midland
24 July 2002

Gordon, Yefim and Dmitriy Khazanov. Red Star, volume 5: Yakovlev's Piston-Engined Fighters. Leicester, UK: Midland Publishing Limited, 2002. Distributed in the US by Specialty Press


News from Military Press
23 July 2002

Jonathan Prickett of Military Press sends word of latest plans:

"First of all - volume II of the French Army is with me now waiting to be printed - but before it can be there are two other books ahead of it.

"First will be the second in the U-Boat series...

"The second one in line is the first in the Bletchlely Park series - which is the history of Hut 3...

"Then comes the French Army, vol II. Sharp has also started volume III - now that does not mean he has not done the research!! - it means he is actually writing it and two weeks ago he had got as far as page 60. So I think we should have it published by Christmas."


Forthcoming from Praeger
23 July 2002

Nish, Ian. Japanese Foreign Policy in the Interwar Period. Forthcoming from Greenwood Press and Praeger Publishers in July 2002


Self-Publisher
22 July 2002

We've added another self-publisher, Monte Howell, and his book to our Directory of Self-Publishers. If you have self-published a military-related title about World War II, especially if you're a veteran writing about your wartime experiences, please send us information so we can add you to the Directory.


Book review
21 July 2002

Mallmann Showell, Jak P. Hitler's U-Boat Bases. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2002

Read our review


Now available from St Martin's
20 July 2002

Venvilainen, Olli. Finland in the Second World War: Between Germany and Russia. New York: St Martin's Press, 2002


Nations at War
20 July 2002

We continue to open new pages of our Nations at War feature. Just unveiled today: Thailand at War, 1939-1945.


Gaudette
20 July 2002

The latest printed catalog of secondhand titles—mostly aviation—arrived here from Paul Gaudette Books today.


Forthcoming from Midland
19 July 2002

McNeill, Ross. RAF Coastal Command Losses RAF Coastal Command Losses, vol 1: Aircraft and Aircrew Losses, 1939-1941. Forthcoming from Midland Publishing Limited in October 2002


Editor's Pick
19 July 2002

Sometimes when we run across an interesting/unusual/informative book, especially an old and out-of-print one, we like to bring it to your attention. Here's one:

Kay, Robin. Chronology: New Zealand in the War, 1939-1946. Wellington, NZ: Historical Publications Branch, 1968

Physically not much to look at—138 8.25"x11.25" typescript pages bound with staples—but for anyone interested in NZ armed forces during the war, this is a treasure trove of chronologically organized details gathered by one of the authors of their official history series.


News from Ian Allan
19 July 2002

Zoe Chambers sent us a list of more than a dozen new books planned for release between now and Christmas, all of which are now in our database and displayed on our page for Ian Allan


Now available from P and S
18 July 2002

Burton, Reginald. Railway of Hell: A Japanese POW's Account of War, Capture and Forced Labour. Barnsley, UK: Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2002


Forthcoming from HarperCollins
18 July 2002

Newcomb, Richard F. Abandon Ship! The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, the Navy's Greatest Sea Disaster. Forthcoming from HarperCollins Publishers, Inc in November 2002. Softcover reprint edition


Now available from Greenhill
18 July 2002

Russell, Edward F. L. Knights of Bushido: A Short History of Japanese War Crimes. London: Greenhill Books, 2002. Reprint edition


Forthcoming from Holt
17 July 2002

Gilbert, Martin. The Righteous: The Unsung Heroes of the Holocaust. Forthcomingfrom Henry Holt and Company in October 1902


Now available from Grub Street
17 July 2002

Drake, B. with Christopher Shores. Billy Drake, Fighter Leader. London: Grub Street, 2002

Ross, David. Stapme: The Biography of Squadron Leader Basil Gerald Stapleton. London: Grub Street, 2002


Forthcoming from WTP
17 July 2002

Johnson, Forrest B. Hour of Redemption: The Heroic WWII Saga of America's Most Daring POW Rescue. Forthcoming from Warner Trade Paperbacks in September 2002. Softcover reprint edition


News from Osprey
16 July 2002

It's not always easy to keep track of Osprey's numerous publications, but here are some of their latest releases and a couple of forthcoming items:

Axworthy, Mark. The Romanian Army of World War 2. Botley, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2002. Reprint edition

Brayley, Martin. British Army, 1939-1945 The British Army, 1939-1945, volume 3: The Far East. Forthcoming from Osprey Publishing in September 2002

Brayley, Martin. British Army, 1939-1945 The British Army, 1939-1945, volume 2: Middle East and Mediterranean. Botley, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2002

Jowett, Philip S. Japanese Army 1931-1945 The Japanese Army 1931-1945, volume two: 1942-1945. Botley, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2002

Zaloga, Steven. Poland 1939: The Birth of Blitzkrieg. Forthcoming from Osprey Publishing in August 2002


News from Marc Rikmenspoel
15 July 2002

"My latest book, Waffen-SS: The Encyclopedia, has just been published. It is released by special arrangement as an exclusive edition of the Military Book Club, meaning that is at present the only source for obtaining it.

"I actually see the book as more of an almanac, since it isn't an encyclopedia in the classic sense of containing comprehensive alphabetized listings. Instead, it is a compendium of basic information, such as a detailed OOB, descriptions of armaments, biographies of important personalities, and an in-depth look at the non-Germans in the force.

"I also edited the memoirs of Alfred Novotny, a veteran of Panzerfusilier Regiment Grossdeutschland. He self-published these in 1996, but this revised and expanded edition of his book The Good Soldier is scheduled for release by Aegis/Aberjona later this summer."


Now available from Grub Street
15 July 2002

Hata, Izawa, and Shores. Japanese Army Air Force Fighter Units and Their Aces, 1931-1945. London: Grub Street, 2002


Renovations
14 July 2002

Although the results are not widely apparent quite yet, visitors familiar with our site will notice that during this past week we implemented some helpful improvements to the way we handle cross-referencing of books by subject, edition, and series, making it easier than ever to find exactly what you're looking for...plus all related books.


News from Battery
13 July 2002

Knickerbocker, H. R. Danger Forward: Story of the First Division in WWII. Nashville, TN: Battery Press, 2002. Reprint edition now available

Trahan, E.A. A History of the Second United States Armored Division, 1940-1946. Reprint edition forthcoming from Battery Press in September 2002


Forthcoming from OUP
13 July 2002

Stripp, Alan. Codebreaker in the Far East. Forthcoming from Oxford University Press in August 2002. Softcover reprint edition


Military Collector
12 July 2002

Ian Wilkinson has just updated the online inventory files at his secondhand books website, The Military Collector.


Forthcoming from RZM
12 July 2002

Spezzano, Remy. Waffen-SS Kursk 1943, volume 1. Due from RZM Imports in September 2002

Spezzano, Remy. Waffen-SS Kursk 1943, volume 2. Due from RZM Imports in October 2002


Now available from Schiffer
12 July 2002

Sundin, Claes and Christer Bergstrom. More Luftwaffe Fighter Aircraft in Profile. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2002

Ross, Robert Todd. U.S. Army Rangers & Special Forces of World War II: Their War in Photographs. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2002


Editor's Pick
11 July 2002

Sometimes when we run across an interesting/unusual/informative book, especially an old and out-of-print one, we like to bring it to your attention. Here's one:

Hayashi, Saburo with Alvin D. Coox. Kogun: The Japanese Army in the Pacific War. Quantico, VA: Marine Corps Association, 1959

This is the seminal work on the Japanese Army in World War II—packed with OBs and hard data about units and movements—but long out of print, hard to find, and expensive (in the US$250.00 range) when located. We're feeling pretty darn smug about snagging a copy at a local general secondhand shop last week for $22.50....


More news from Chevron
11 July 2002

Not only did Classic Publications change names to Chevron Publishing, but they were acquired by Ian Allan Publishing, and they have released two new books:

Mombeek, Eric. Luftwaffe Colours Jagdwaffe, volume 2, section 3: Battle of Britain, Phase 3. Crowborough, UK: Classic Publications, 2002. Distributed in the US by Specialty Press

Mombeek, Eric. Defenders of the Reich: Jagdgeschwader 1, volume 2: 1943. Crowborough, UK: Classic Publications, 2002. Distributed in the US by Specialty Press


Now available from Helion
11 July 2002

Bellanger, Yves J. US Army Infantry Divisions, 1943-45, volume 1. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2002


Nations at War
10 July 2002

We continue to open new pages of our Nations at War feature. Just unveiled today: Turkey at War, 1939-1945.


Forthcoming from Ian Allen
10 July 2002

Sharpe, Michael and Brian L. Davis. Spearhead No. 5 Leibstandarte-SS Adolf Hitler: 1st SS Panzer Division. Due from Ian Allan Publishing later this month


Now available from Carroll and Graf
10 July 2002

Axell, Albert. Russia's Heroes, 1941-1945. New York: Carroll and Graf, 2002. Softcover reprint edition


Jerboa
10 July 2002

The latest printed supplement from Jerboa-Redcap, Number 57, arrived here with an assortment of new and secondhand military, aviation, and naval titles.


Forthcoming from Rowman and Littlefield
9 July 2002

Bergen, Doris. War and Genocide: A Concise History of the Holocaust. Due from Rowman and Littlefield in November 2002


Now available from Cornell
9 July 2002

Salerno, Reynolds M. Vital Crossroads: Mediterranean Origins of the Second World War, 1935-1940. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2002


Now available from Motorbooks
9 July 2002

Page, Joseph. Russian Tanks of World War II. Osceola, WI: Motorbooks, 2002. Softcover edition


Forthcoming from Harper Collins
8 July 2002

Blum, Howard. The Brigade: An Epic Story of Vengeance, Salvation, and World War II. Due from HarperCollins in October 2002. Softcover reprint edition


Now available from Schiffer
8 July 2002

Perkins, Brent William. Memphis Belle: Biography of a B-17 Flying Fortress. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2002


Now available from Airlife
8 July 2002

McEwan, James. The Remorseless Road: Singapore to Nagasaki. Shrewsbury, UK: Airlife Publishing Ltd, 2002. Softcover reprint edition


Book review
7 July 2002

Johnston, Mark. That Magnificent 9th: An Illustrated History of the 9th Australian Field Division, 1940-46. St Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin, 2002

Read our review


News report
6 July 2002

According to the Associated Press, the National D-Day Memorial Foundation is currently compiling a complete list of all Allied military personnel who were killed in the Overlord landings in Normandy on 6 June 1944, such a tally never having been undertaken in the past.


Forthcoming from OUP
6 July 2002

Jackson, Julian. France: The Dark Years, 1940-1944. Due from Oxford University Press in October 2002. Softcover reprint edition


Book survey
5 July 2002

Read our survey of books selected especially for pleasurable summer reading.


Now available from Carroll and Graf
5 July 2002

McCarthy, Peter and Mike Syron. Panzerkrieg: The Rise and Fall of Hitler's Tank Divisions. New York: Carroll and Graf, 2002


More news from Casemate
5 July 2002

In addition to Jon Gawne's newly available Battle for Brest, David Farnsworth at Casemate (which publishes its own titles in the US and imports a number of lines from Europe for distribution in the States) tells us that Omaha by Georges Bernage (published in France by Editions Heimdal) will be available in the US in four weeks and Jon Gawne's Ghosts of the ETO "goes to press this week," but Willi Zahn's Fallschirmjaeger has been cancelled. Also, a new title has been added to Casemate's schedule for publication later this month: Nazi Millionaires: The Allied Search for Nazi Hidden Gold by Kenneth D. Alford and Theodore P. Savas.


Now available from Tangmere
5 July 2002

Rall, Gunther with Jill Amadio. Gunther Rall: A Memoir. Tangmere Productions, 2002


Now recommending....
4 July 2002

There are so many great new WWII-related books being published every day that no one can keep up with all of them, but we try to point out some of the best of the best on our Recommended Reading page.


Now available from Casemate
4 July 2002

Gawne, Jon. Battle for Brest: The Americans in Brittany. Havertown, PA: Casemate, 2002


Forthcoming from Indiana
4 July 2002

Catanzaro, Francis B. With the 41st Division in the Southwest Pacific: A Foot Soldier's Story. Due from Indiana University Press in October 2002


Now available from Ramrod
4 July 2002

Sarkar, Dilip. Johnnie Johnson: Spitfire Top Gun, part 1. Worcester, UK: Ramrod Publications, 2002


AOW
3 July 2002

Today Bob Ruman freshened his online inventory pages at Articles of War with more than 6400 new and used military titles, including a big chunk of WWII titles.


Editor's Pick
3 July 2002

Sometimes when we run across an interesting/unusual/informative book, especially an old and out-of-print one, we like to bring it to your attention. Here's one:

Werbrouck, R. La Campagne des Troupes Coloniales Belges en Abyssinie. Leopoldville, Congo: Courrier d'Afrique, n.d.

Talk about your obscure units! This is the 153-page history of the Belgian government-in-exile's colonial brigade of Congolese troops in action in the campaign against Italian East Africa. In French, but includes great OBs, photos, and maps.


Forthcoming from UPK
3 July 2002

Yelton, David K. Hitler's Volkssturm: The Nazi Militia and the Fall of Germany, 1944-1945. Due from University Press of Kansas in October 2002


Scholars
3 July 2002

Here in today's mail arrived the printed "Summer 2002 History" catalog from the Scholar's Bookshelf with a good assortment of WWII-related titles included amongst its pages.


Old Army
2 July 2002

Have a look at the Old Army Books website, just updated with a ton of secondhand military books.


Nations at War
2 July 2002

We continue to open new pages of our Nations at War feature. Just unveiled today: New Zealand at War, 1939-1945.


Now available from Grub Street
2 July 2002

Sampson, R.W.F. with Norman Franks. Spitfire Offensive. London: Grub Street, 2002. Softcover reprint edition

Gibbs, Patrick. Torpedo Leader on Malta. London: Grub Street, 2002. Softcover reprint edition


News from Classic
2 July 2002

This just in from Robert Forsyth: "With effect from 1 July 2002 Classic Publications Limited has changed its name to Chevron Publishing Limited."


Cadman
1 July 2002

The online inventory of great WWII-related books at T. Cadman, just up the road near Sacramento, was refreshed last night. Check it out.


World War II Books
1 July 2002

Graham Palmer of World War II Books in Woking, England has updated his online stock with over 14,000 secondhand WWII-related titles.


Now available from Stackpole
1 July 2002

Beurling, George and Leslie Roberts. Malta Spitfire: The Diary of a Fighter Pilot. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2002. Softcover reprint edition; published in the UK by Greenhill Books

Ethell, Jeffrey and Price, Alfred. Target Berlin: Mission 250, 6 March 1944. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2002. Softcover reprint edition; published in the UK by Greenhill Books


Forthcoming from Overlook
1 July 2002

Spotts, Frederic. Hitler and the Power of Aesthetics. Due from Overlook Press in November 2002


Self-Publisher
1 July 2002

We've added another self-publisher, Pamela Howe Taylor, and her book to our Directory of Self-Publishers. If you have self-published a military-related title about World War II, especially if you're a veteran writing about your wartime experiences, please send us information so we can add you to the Directory.

 

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