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Down to the wire
31 December 2002

As the year 2002 ticks away, quite a few books remain within striking distance of finishing in the Top Ten of our annual balloting. If you haven't already cast your votes, you have until midnight tonight to do so. The online voting machine closes down at the stroke of the new year (California time) and the final results will be announced here on the first day of January 2003.

News from Sutton
31 December 2002

The ambitious folks at Sutton have plans to publish more than two dozen WWII-related books in the first half of 2003. See our webpage for Sutton Publishing for full details.

31 December 2002

Martin and Caroline have updated their inventory files with significant numbers of freshly listed secondhand military books—almost all WWII-related—at their Aardvark Books website.

Now available from Fedorowicz
30 December 2002

Trojca, Waldemar. German Armor and Special Units of World War II. Winnipeg: J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc, 2002

Book reviews
29 December 2002

Westwell, Ian. Spearhead No. 8 1st Marine Division: The Old Breed. Hersham, UK: Ian Allan Publishing, 2002

Westwell, Ian. Spearhead No. 6 1st Infantry Division: The Big Red One. Hersham, UK: Ian Allan Publishing, 2002

Sharpe, Michael and Brian L. Davis. Spearhead No. 5 Leibstandarte: Hitler's Elite Bodyguard. Hersham, UK: Ian Allan Publishing, 2002

Read our reviews

Forthcoming from Wiley
28 December 2002

Wellum, Geoffrey. First Light: The True Story of the Boy Who Became a Man in the War-Torn Skies above Britain. Forthcoming from John Wiley & Sons in April 2003

Now available from RZM
28 December 2002

Spezzano, Remy. Waffen-SS Kursk 1943, volume 1. Southbury, CT: RZM Imports, 2002

Now available from Stackpole
27 December 2002

Hogg, Ian. German Secret Weapons of the Second World War. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2002. Softcover reprint edition

Nations at War
26 December 2002

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

Forthcoming from Classic
26 December 2002

Although no dates have been revealed, Classic Publications has announced the upcoming release of two more books in their Luftwaffe Colours series: Barbarossa: The Invasion of Russia, June - December 1941 and The War in Russia, January - October 1942.

Now available from Brassey's
26 December 2002

Staerck, Christopher and Paul Sinnott. Luftwaffe: The Allied Intelligence Files. Washington, DC: Brassey's Inc (US), 2002. Softcover reprint edition

Top Ten
24 December 2002

Ballots continue to arrive at a record-setting pace for this year's Top Ten voting. To provide a little additional drama, we've closed down the standings page until we unveil the winners on the first day of January. Meanwhile, the numbers are so close right now that it's impossible to predict the winners, so be sure to cast your votes before the polls close at the stroke of the new year.

Now available from Ian Allan
24 December 2002

Forty, George. Fortress Europe: Hitler's Atlantic Wall. Hersham, UK: Ian Allan Publishing, 2002

Now available from Vanwell
24 December 2002

Sager, Arthur. Line Shoot: Diary of a Fighter Pilot. St Catherines, ONT: Vanwell Publishing Ltd, 2002.

Now available from Fedorowicz
23 December 2002

Restayn, Jean and Nicole Moller. Operation Citadel, a Text and Photo Album, Volume 1: The South. Winnipeg: J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc, 2002

23 December 2002

A pleasant surprise it was to hear today from Q.M. Dabney, now relocated in New Jersey, after all these months with a new catalog, No. 568, of "old, used, rare, and out-of-print books on World War II." A tad late for holiday shopping, but a fine selection, as always. Welcome back, Michael!

Now available from McFarland
21 December 2002

Felber, Abraham with Franklin S. Felber and William Bartsch. The Old Breed of Marine: A World War II Diary. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2002

Forthcoming from Aberjona
20 December 2002

Bando, Mark. Vanguard of the Crusade: The 101st Airborne Division in World War II. Forthcoming from Aberjona Press in February 2003

Now available from Schiffer
19 December 2002

Alexandrov, Andrei and Genadi Petrov. German Aircraft in Russian and Soviet Service German Aircraft in Russian and Soviet Service, volume 1: 1914-1940. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2002

Alexandrov, Andrei and Genadi Petrov. German Aircraft in Russian and Soviet Service German Aircraft in Russian and Soviet Service, volume 2: 1941-1951. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2002

Now available from Stackpole
18 December 2002

Young, Peter. Storm from the Sea. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2002. Softcover edition, published in the UK by Greenhill.

Verney, G. L. Desert Rats: The 7th Armoured Division in World War II. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2002. Softcover edition, published in the UK by Greenhill.

Now available from Airlife
18 December 2002

Granholm, Jackson. The Day We Bombed Switzerland: Flying with the US Eighth Army Air Force in World War II. Shrewsbury, UK: Airlife Publishing Ltd, 2002. Softcover edition, distributed in the US by Stackpole

News from Ian Allan
17 December 2002

Ian Allan has kindly alerted us to the recent publication of several titles, revised dates for a couple of others, and some additions to their publishing schedule. See all the details on our webpage for Ian Allan.

Forthcoming from HUP
17 December 2002

Robinson, Greg. By Order of the President: FDR and the Internment of Japanese Americans. Forthcoming from Harvard University Press in April 2003. Softcover edition

Now available from Wiley
16 December 2002

Powaski, Ronald E. Lightning War: Blitzkrieg in the West, 1940. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2002

Book review
15 December 2002

Sharp, Lee. The French Army, 1939-1940, volume 2. Milton Keynes, UK: Military Press, 2002

Read our review

News from John Foreman
14 December 2002

"Just got the first advance copy of Fighter Command War Diaries, volume 4. Much larger than the previous volumes, but same price. It will be available from next week.... This one is better than the others!" But, John, the first three were all very good indeed, and even included a Top Ten winner, so please dispatch a review copy right away so we can have a look.

The Bookshelf
14 December 2002

The fine folks at Scholar's Bookshelf have mailed their "Winter 2003" sale catalog with a worthy assortment of military titles at reduced prices.

News from Military Press
13 December 2002

Jonathan Prickett of the Military Press in England sends word of several newly available releases, including the first volume of the Bletchley Park series and the first three volumes of the US Army Division series by J.J. Hays.

Editor's Pick
12 December 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:

De Lattre de Tassigny, Jean. The History of the French First Army. London: Allen and Unwin, 1952

The most easily overlooked of the Allied armies engaged in the 1944-1945 campaigns in France and Germany is portrayed in minute detail in this book by its commander. Well written and well translated. Anyone who thinks France had no spirit to rejoin the war should read about these battles. A classic.

Forthcoming from Holt
12 December 2002

D'Este, Carlo. Eisenhower: A Soldier's Life. Forthcoming from Henry Holt and Company in April 2003. Softcover edition

Now available from Interlink
12 December 2002

Mockler, Anthony. Haile Selassie's War: Haile Selassie, Lion of Judah, Africa's Greatest Military Leader. Northampton, MA: Interlink, 2002. Softcover reprint edition

Now available from St Martin's
11 December 2002

Miller, Russell. Behind the Lines: The Oral History of Special Operations in World War II. New York: St Martin's Press, 2002

Forthcoming from Greenwood
11 December 2002

Smart, Nick. British Strategy and Politics during the Phony War: Before the Balloon Went Up. Forthcoming from Greenwood Press and Praeger Publishers in February 2003

Now available from Greenwood
11 December 2002

Zahniser, Marvin R. Then Came Disaster: France and the United States, 1918-1940. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press and Praeger Publishers, 2002

Now available from Denmark
10 December 2002

Jesperson, Knud J.V. No Small Achievement: Special Operations Executive and the Danish Resistance, 1940-1945. Odense, Denmark: University Press of Southern Denmark, 2002. Distributed in the US by International Specialized Book Services

Now available from Airlife
10 December 2002

Southern, George. Poisonous Inferno: WWII Tragedy at Bari Harbour. Shrewsbury, UK: Airlife Publishing Ltd, 2002

Forthcoming from St Martin's
9 December 2002

Colley, David. Blood for Dignity: The Story of the First Integrated Combat Unit in the US Army. Forthcoming from St Martin's Press later this month

Now available from Harmony
9 December 2002

Cohn, Marthe and Wendy Holden. Behind Enemy Lines: The True Story of a Jewish Spy in Nazi Germany. New York: Harmony Books, 2002

Book reviews
8 December 2002

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

Beurling, George and Leslie Roberts. Malta Spitfire: The Diary of a Fighter Pilot. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2002

Miller, Kent D. The 363rd Fighter Group in World War II in Action over Germany with the P-51 Mustang. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2002

Hill, Michael and Betty Karle. The 464th Bomb Group in World War II: In Action over the Third Reich with the B-24 Liberator. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2002

Read our reviews

Now available from Arkansas
7 December 2002

Hearden, Patrick J. Architects of Globalism: Building a New World Order during World War II. Fayetteville, AR: University of Arkansas Press, 2002

7 December 2002

Sharon at Paul Gaudette Books sends along a slender catalog of new and used aviation titles just in time for the holidays.

Forthcoming from Kentucky
6 December 2002

Gailey, Harry A. Bougainville: The Forgotten Campaign, 1943-1945. Forthcoming from Kentucky University Press in February 2003. Softcover reprint

Now available from Rienner
6 December 2002

Hill, Richard F. Hitler Attacks Pearl Harbor: Why the United States Declared War on Germany. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2002

6 December 2002

The latest printed catalog to arrive here for the holiday season? "Winter 2002" from Naval & Military Press with thirty-six newsprint pages of military books.

World War II Books...
5 December 2002

...of Woking, England has just updated its massive online inventory files of thousands of secondhand titles, all very much worth searching and browsing.

Forthcoming from the Free Press
5 December 2002

Clayton, Tim. The End of the Beginning: From the Siege of Malta to the Allied Victory at El Alamein. Forthcoming from The Free Press in March 2003

Now available from Cass
5 December 2002

Pons, Silvio. Stalin and the Inevitable War, 1936-1941. London: Frank Cass Publishers, 2002

McKay, Chris and Bengt Beckman. Swedish Signal Intelligence, 1900-1945. London: Frank Cass Publishers, 2002

Forthcoming from White Mane
4 December 2002

Hove, Duane T. American Warriors: Five Presidents in the Pacific Theatre of WWII. Forthcoming from White Mane Publishing Company, Inc in May 2003

Now available from McFarland
4 December 2002

Zincke, Herbert with Mills, Scott A. Mitsui Madhouse: Memoir of a U.S. Army Air Corps POW in World War II. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2002

News from Lawrence Paterson
3 December 2002

Author Lawrence Paterson writes us: "Second U-boat Flotilla is in the final stages of completion, due out in January 2003 from Pen & Sword."

3 December 2002

From his headquarters in New Mexico, Bob Ruman has updated his Articles of War website with almost 7000 new and secondhand books on every war, campaign, and battle imaginable.

Now available from NIP
3 December 2002

Gole, Henry G. The Road to Rainbow: Army Planning for Global War, 1934-1940. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2002

Forthcoming from Lyons Press
2 December 2002

Abella, Alex and Scott Gordon. Shadow Enemies. Forthcoming from Lyons Press in January 2003

Military Collector
2 December 2002

Have a look at the Military Collector website for a great lot of secondhand WWII-related books, with the inventory files updated today.

Now available Grub Street
2 December 2002

Smith, Richard C. Hornchurch Scramble. London: Grub Street, 2002. Softcover reprint edition

2 December 2002

Could it be the holiday season? Tons of printed catalogs arriving in the mail, including "Supplement #62" from Jerboa-Redcap Books.

Book review
1 December 2002

Latimer, Jon. Alamein. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2002

Read our review

1 December 2002

Good stuff, including newly updated files of secondhand WWII books for sale, abounds at the very nice T. Cadman website.

Old Army
1 December 2002

A new month means new inventory files from Bruce Halsted at his Old Army Books website, including a good many high quality WWII-related titles.


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