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Down to the wire
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
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.
Martin and Caroline have updated their inventory files with significant numbers of freshly listed secondhand military booksalmost all WWII-relatedat their Aardvark Books website.
Now available from Fedorowicz
Trojca, Waldemar. German Armor and Special Units of World War II. Winnipeg: J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc, 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
Forthcoming from Wiley
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
Spezzano, Remy. Waffen-SS Kursk 1943, volume 1. Southbury, CT: RZM Imports, 2002
Now available from Stackpole
Hogg, Ian. German Secret Weapons of the Second World War. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2002. Softcover reprint edition
Nations at War
Forthcoming from Classic
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
Staerck, Christopher and Paul Sinnott. Luftwaffe: The Allied Intelligence Files. Washington, DC: Brassey's Inc (US), 2002. Softcover reprint edition
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
Forty, George. Fortress Europe: Hitler's Atlantic Wall. Hersham, UK: Ian Allan Publishing, 2002
Now available from Vanwell
Sager, Arthur. Line Shoot: Diary of a Fighter Pilot. St Catherines, ONT: Vanwell Publishing Ltd, 2002.
Now available from Fedorowicz
Restayn, Jean and Nicole Moller. Operation Citadel, a Text and Photo Album, Volume 1: The South. Winnipeg: J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Powaski, Ronald E. Lightning War: Blitzkrieg in the West, 1940. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2002
Sharp, Lee. The French Army, 1939-1940, volume 2. Milton Keynes, UK: Military Press, 2002
News from John Foreman
"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 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
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.
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
D'Este, Carlo. Eisenhower: A Soldier's Life. Forthcoming from Henry Holt and Company in April 2003. Softcover edition
Now available from Interlink
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
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
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
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
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
Southern, George. Poisonous Inferno: WWII Tragedy at Bari Harbour. Shrewsbury, UK: Airlife Publishing Ltd, 2002
Forthcoming from St Martin's
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
Cohn, Marthe and Wendy Holden. Behind Enemy Lines: The True Story of a Jewish Spy in Nazi Germany. New York: Harmony Books, 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
Now available from Arkansas
Hearden, Patrick J. Architects of Globalism: Building a New World Order during World War II. Fayetteville, AR: University of Arkansas Press, 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
Gailey, Harry A. Bougainville: The Forgotten Campaign, 1943-1945. Forthcoming from Kentucky University Press in February 2003. Softcover reprint
Now available from Rienner
Hill, Richard F. Hitler Attacks Pearl Harbor: Why the United States Declared War on Germany. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 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...
...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
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
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
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
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
Author Lawrence Paterson writes us: "Second U-boat Flotilla is in the final stages of completion, due out in January 2003 from Pen & Sword."
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
Gole, Henry G. The Road to Rainbow: Army Planning for Global War, 1934-1940. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2002
Forthcoming from Lyons Press
Abella, Alex and Scott Gordon. Shadow Enemies. Forthcoming from Lyons Press in January 2003
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
Smith, Richard C. Hornchurch Scramble. London: Grub Street, 2002. Softcover reprint edition
Could it be the holiday season? Tons of printed catalogs arriving in the mail, including "Supplement #62" from Jerboa-Redcap Books.
Latimer, Jon. Alamein. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2002
Good stuff, including newly updated files of secondhand WWII books for sale, abounds at the very nice T. Cadman website.
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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