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Now available from McFarland
Neufeld, William. Slingshot Warbirds: World War II U.S. Navy Scout-Observation Airmen. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2003
Martin and Caroline have updated the inventory of secondhand military books at their Aardvark Books website, including the new "Nautical" category of books.
Der Zweite Weltkrieg im Kartenbild
Read our survey of this series of German WWII atlases
In the mail today arrived the printed catalog "Winter 2003" from Scholar's Bookshelf. This is not their World War II catalog, and not even their military catalog, but it still contains a strong assortment of WWII books.
Looking for something new, interesting, and informative to read? Check our Recommended Reading page for some fresh suggestions.
Now available from Carrol and Graf
Jackson, Steve. Lucky Lady: The World War II Heroics of the USS Sante Fe and Franklin. New York: Carroll and Graf, 2003
News from NIP
Naval Institute Press has just announced a boatload, so to speak, of new books for Spring 2003. Far too many to list right here, but you can see them all on our NIP webpage.
Now available from OUP
Shore, Zachary. What Hitler Knew: The Battle for Information in Nazi Foreign Policy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002
Now available from University of Texas
Meadows, William C. Comanche Code Talkers of World War II. University of Texas Press, 2003. Softcover reprint edition
We've added another self-publisher, Jack Pelander, 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.
Forthcoming from Ballantine
Foley, William. Visions from a Foxhole. Forthcoming from Ballantine Books in May 2003.
Glantz, David M. The Battle for Leningrad, 1941-1944. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2002
News from Schiffer
Schiffer Publishing has announced a load of new books for publication within the next three months. Check our Schiffer webpage for full details.
Printed "Catalog 191" from Antheil International Booksellers of North Bellmore, NY, landed here today with a pleasing assortment of secondhand naval, maritime, aviation, and military titles.
Now available from Ian Allan
Forty, Jonathan. Tanks in Detail Tanks in Detail, volume 2: M3-M3A1-M3A3 Stuart I to V. Hersham, UK: Ian Allan Publishing, 2002
Bill MauldinWWII veteran, creator of the wartime "Willie and Joe" cartoons, and two-time Pulitzer Prize winnerdied on Wednesday, 22 January 2003 in Newport Beach, California at age 81.
Now available from UPK
Kindsvatter, Peter S. American Soldiers: Ground Combat in the World Wars, Korea, and Vietnam. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2003
Now available from AJ
Maeseneer, Guido De. Peenemunde: The Extraordinary Story of Hitler's Secret Weapons, V-1 and V-2. Vancouver, BC: AJ Publishing, 2002
Forthcoming from Arcade
Curtis, Michael. Verdict on Vichy: Power and Prejudice in the Vichy France Regime. Forthcoming from Arcade Publishing in May 2003
Now available from PBS
Mayhead, Chas. Rumours: A Memoir of a British POW in WWII. New York: Pleasure Boat Studio, 2002
Forthcoming from Viking-Penguin
Rennell, Tony and John Nicol. The Last Escape: The Untold Story of Allied Prisoners of War in Europe, 1944-45. Forthcoming from Viking-Penguin in May 2003
Now available from Enigma
Heiber, Helmut and David Glantz (editors). Hitler and His Generals: Military Conferences, 1942-1945. New York: Enigma, 2003
We've added another self-publisher, Horace Hansen, 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.
Forthcoming from HM
Moss, Norman. 19 Weeks: America, Britain, and the Fateful Summer of 1940. Forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin in May 2003
Now available from Lyons
Abella, Alex and Scott Gordon. Shadow Enemies: Hitler's Secret Terrorist Plot against the United States. Guilford, CT: Lyons Press, 2003
Forthcoming from Texas
Bartsch, William H. December 8, 1941: MacArthur's Pearl Harbor. Forthcoming from Texas A&M University Press in June 2003
Now available from Holt
Childers, Thomas. In the Shadows of War: Three Lives United by the French Resistance. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2003
McGee, William L. Bluejacket Odyssey, 1942-1946. Santa Barbara: BMC Publications, 2000
Parker, Pauline E. (editor). Women of the Homefront: World War II Recollections of 55 Americans. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2002
Koskimaki, George. The Battered Bastards of Bastogne: A Chronicle of the Defense of Bastogne. Havertown, PA: Casemate, 2003
Kynoch, Joseph. Norway 1940: The Forgotten Fiasco. Shrewsbury, UK: Airlife Publishing Ltd, 2002
News from Casemate
The "Spring 2003" catalog just arrived here from Casemate with a wealth of new titles, some published by Casemate and some from other publishers distributed in the US by Casemate, such as Editions Heimdal, Formac, Histoire & Collections, RZM, and more.
Forthcoming from JJF
Schneider, Helmut. The Combat History of Schwere Panzer-Abteilung 507 in Action in the East and West. Forthcoming from J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc
Now available from Casemate
Koskimaki, George. The Battered Bastards of Bastogne: A Chronicle of the Defense of Bastogne. Havertown, PA: Casemate, 2003. Hardcover reprint
Whiting, Charles. Bounce the Rhine. Havertown, PA: Casemate, 2002. Hardcover reprint
Now available from Schiffer
Prien, Jochen and Gerhard Stemmer. Jagdgeschwader 3 Udet in World War II: Stab and I./JG 3 in Action with the Messerschmitt Bf 109. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2002
Now available from Praeger
Ernst, Daniel R. and Victor Jew. Total War and the Law: The American Home Front in World War II. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2002
News from Nebraska
The "Spring & Summer 2003" catalog from University of Nebraska Press, just here today, shows three new WWII books coming in the next few months. Check our U of N page for details.
Now available from Sutton
Tout, Ken. A Fine NIght for Tanks: The Road to Falaise. Stroud, UK: Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2002. Softcover edition
Leakey, Rae and George Forty (ed). Leakey's Luck: A Tank Commander with Nine Lives. Stroud, UK: Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2002. Softcover edition
Hays, J.J. United States Army Ground Forces Tables of Organization and Equipment, World War II, vol 1: The Infantry Division, 1940-1945. Milton Keynes, UK: Military Press, 2002
Now available from Schiffer
Palinckx, Werner with J.F. Borsarello. Camouflage Uniforms of the German Wehrmacht. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2002
Forthcoming from McFarland
Giesen, Rolf. Nazi Propaganda Films: A History and Filmography. Forthcoming from McFarland & Company, Inc in June 2003
Forthcoming from Military Press
Jackson, John (ed). Bletchley Archive Series, volume 2: Ultra's Arctic War. Forthcoming from Military Press in May 2003
Now available from Cambridge
Graham, Helen. The Spanish Republic at War 1936-1939. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2002
News from UPK
University Press of Kansas sends along news about several new WWII titles due from Kansas in the first half of the year, including Hitler Strikes Poland: Blitzkrieg, Ideology, and Atrocity by Alexander B. Rossino. Thanks, Jessica!
They arrive here every month or so, and we love 'em: the newsprint "Bargain Books" catalogs from Edward R. Hamilton, Bookseller.
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. In this case, we were doing some research that led to our favorite series of intelligence volumes:
These five volumes (of which the third is divided into two separate parts) perform the task of re-telling key bits of the British role in the waralready told some years earlier in the multi-volume History of the Second World War serieswith added insights about how intelligence, notably Ultra, affected planning and operations. Quite a sterling job, and a series not to be missed by anyone with an interest in how signals intelligence was put to work.
Now available from Schiffer
Hewitt, Mike. Uniforms and Equipment of the Imperial Japanese Army in World War II. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2002
Forthcoming from Brassey's
Raugh jr, Harold E. The Politics of War: Wavell in the Middle East, 1939-1941. Forthcoming from Brassey's Inc (US) in April 2003; reprint with new title.
News from Osprey
It should come as no surprise that Osprey has recently released a couple of new titles and announced several more for release in the near future. Check our Osprey page for details.
The printed "Winter 2003 Military History" catalog from The Scholar's Bookshelf is now available with a terrific assortment of military books.
Now available from Greenwood
Whitham, Charlie. Bitter Rehearsal: British and American Planning for a Post-War West Indies. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press and Praeger Publishers, 2002
In today's mail arrived printed "Supplement #63" from Jerboa-Redcap Books with six pages of new and used aviation, naval, and military titles.
Now available from Rutgers
Palgi, Yoel. Into the Inferno: The Memoir of a Jewish Paratrooper behind Nazi Lines. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2003
Editor's Choice awards
In addition to the Top Ten awards conferred by the votes of our visitors, every year Stone & Stone Second World War Books selects new releases for the Editor's Choice awards. Here are the winners for 2002.
Now available from McFarland
Ross, Stewart Halsey. Strategic Bombing by the United States in World War II: The Myths and the Facts. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2002
The new month always begins with word from Bruce Halsted that he has uploaded a fresh batch of excellent secondhand military titles to his Old Army Books website, and indeed he has.
Now available from Burd Street/White Mane
Weiss, Robert. Fire Mission! The Siege at Mortain, Normandy, August 1944. Shippensburg, PA: Burd Stree Press/White Mane Publishing Company, 2002. Revised edition of "Enemy North, South, East, West"
Ian Wilkinson updated the online inventory files at his Military Collector website today with several thousand secondhand WWII books.
Now available from Battery
Myers, Max (editor). Ours to Hold High: History of the 77th Infantry Division in WWII. Nashville, TN: Battery Press, 2002. Reprint edition
Forthcoming from Pen and Sword
Ballantyne, Iain. HMS London: Warships of the Royal Navy. Forthcoming from Pen and Sword Books Ltd in February 2003
Edwards, Bernard. The Quiet Heroes: British Merchant Seaman at War. Forthcoming from Pen and Sword Books Ltd in February 2003
Bowyer, Chaz. Air War over Europe. Forthcoming from Pen and Sword Books Ltd in February 2003
Daglish, Ian. Operation Bluecoat. Forthcoming from Pen and Sword Books Ltd in March 2003
Joe FossUS Marine Corps fighter pilot, one of America's leading aces during World War II, and author of A Proud American: The Autobiography of Joe Fossdied on Wednesday, 1 January 2003 in Scottsdale, Arizona at age 87.
Almost seven thousand new and secondhand military titles are now available for sale at the Articles of War website, including the latest batch of books uploaded today by Bob Ruman.
Now available from St Martin's
Colley, David. Blood for Dignity: The Story of the First Integrated Combat Unit in the US Army. New York: St Martin's Press, 2002
Top Ten winners
After two months of heavy balloting, the polls closed at the stroke of midnight and the results of voting for the Top Ten new WWII-related books of 2002 are now available. Thanks to everyone who helped pick the winners.
Tom Cadman started the new year by uploading a fresh batch of used WWII books to the online inventory files at his very nice T. Cadman website.
World War II Books
In England, the large and excellent assortment of secondhand military titles at World War II Books has just been updated. Everything is available for quick and easy searching and browsing on the web.
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