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Now available from Schiffer
Richards, Guy. World War II Troop Type Parachutes, Allies: U.S., Britain, Russia. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military History, 2003
Now available from Dee
Woodhouse, C. M. The Struggle for Greece, 1941-1949. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, Publisher, 2003
Forthcoming from HarperCollins
Hirshon, Stanley P. General Patton: A Soldier's Life. Forthcoming from HarperCollins Publishers, Inc in August 2003
Now available from Steerforth
Norris, Robert S. Racing for the Bomb: General Leslie R. Groves, the Manhattan Project's Indispensable Man. South Royalton, VT: Steerforth Press, 2003
Check out the online inventory files of Aardvark Books, completely updated today.
Forthcoming from Vintage
Rhodes, Richard. Masters of Death: The SS-Einsatzgruppen and the Invention of the Holocaust. Forthcoming from Vintage Books in August 2003
Now available from Brassey's
Friedrich, Erich O. and Renate G. Vanegas. Hitler's Prisoners: Seven Cell Mates Tell Their Stories. Washington, DC: Brassey's Inc (US), 2003
Forthcoming from UNC
Stoler, Mark A. Allies and Adversaries: The Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Grand Alliance, and U.S. Strategy in World Wa. Forthcoming from University of North Carolina Press in August 2003
Today's mail brings us printed "Supplement #67" from Jerboa-Redcap Books with new and used military, aviation, and naval titles.
Hewitt, Mike. Uniforms and Equipment of the Imperial Japanese Army in World War II. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2002
Palinckx, Werner with J.F. Borsarello. Camouflage Uniforms of the German Wehrmacht. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2002
Michaelis, Rolf. Die Waffen-SS: Uniforms and Insignia. Berlin: Michaelis-Verlag, 2002
Ian Wilkinson has updated the inventory files at his Military Collector website with more than 4200 secondhand books, mostly covering World War II.
Our new, multi-dimensional system of categorizing WWII-related books into specific subject areas with links among all related categories remains our top priority these days. We currently have over 9100 titles divided into more than 2500 inter-connected subjects, and both those numbers grow every day.
News from Christer Bergstrom
Many thanks to Christer Bergstrom for sending along news about his latest projects. Here's an abridged version:
"In June 2003, I will publish my next book: Graf and Grislawski: A Pair of Aces at Eagle Editions....
"I have changed publishers, and that this has caused some delays. But now it is official: Volume 3 of Black Cross/Red Star will be published by Eagle Editions in...the Fall of 2003."
For further details, check our webpage for Mr. Bergstrom.
Forthcoming from OUP
Starr, Kevin. Embattled Dreams: California in War and Peace, 1940-1950. Forthcoming from Oxford University Press in July 2003
Now available from Spellmount
Butler, Rupert. SS Hitlerjugend: An IIlustrated History of the 12th SS Division, 1943-45. Staplehurst, UK: Spellmount Ltd, 2003
Forthcoming from Knopf
Olson, Lynne and Stanley Cloud. A Question of Honor: The Kosciuszko Squadron, Forgotten Heroes of World War II. Forthcoming from Knopf in September 2003
News from Schiffer
The prolific gang at Schiffer Publishing has notified us of several newly released titles and several more due in the next few months. Check our Schiffer page for full details.
We're told by our friends at International Specialized Book Services that their Romanian Military Dictator, a book we've eagerly awaited, has been "abandoned" and will not be published.
Now available from Presidio
Astor, Gerald. Terrible Terry Allen: The Soldiers' General. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 2003
Now available from Praeger
Allen, Robert W. Churchill's Guests: Britain and the Belgian Exiles during World War II. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2003
In an era when printed catalogs of secondhand military books grow increasingly scarce, The Grenadier of Port Perry, Ontario has just printed and mailed its firstand very nicecatalog with an interesting array of books including a great many on Canadian military topics.
Now available from P&S
Ballantyne, Iain. HMS London: Warships of the Royal Navy. Barnsley, UK: Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2003
Now available from Cornell
Habeck, Mary R. Storm of Steel: The Development of Armor Doctrine in Germany and the Soviet Union, 1919-1939. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2003
News from Neil Short
Neil Short, author of Hitler's Siegfried Line, informs us that he'll have another book about the West Wall, Germany's West Wall: The Siegfried Line, published by Osprey early next year.
Now available from Michaelis
Michaelis, Rolf. Die Waffen-SS: Uniforms and Insignia. Berlin: Michaelis-Verlag, 2002
The printed "Bargain Books" catalog dated 4 April arrived here today from Edward R. Hamilton, Bookseller.
Even the finest, we know, don't last forever in the secondhand military bookselling business, but we're saddened to hear that Harris and Margaretta Colt are closing down The Military Bookman, and we wish them the very best.
Now available from Classic
J.Richard Smith and Martin Pegg. Luftwaffe Colours, Volume Three, Section 3: Jagdwaffe War over the Desert: North Africa, June 1940 - June 1942. Crowborough, UK: Classic Publications, 2003
Now available from Midland
Coggan, Paul. Mustang Survivors. Hinckley, UK: Midland Publishing Limited, 2003
Forthcoming from Sutton
Williamson, Gordon. Waffen-SS Handbook, 1933-1945. Forthcoming from Sutton Publishing Ltd in May 2003
Now available from Da Capo
Kershaw, Alex. The Bedford Boys: One American Town's Ultimate D-Day Sacrifice. New York: Da Capo Press, 2003
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:
Miller, Marshall Lee. Bulgaria during the Second World War. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1975
Not a rip-roaring combat narrative, but a fine example of a political/diplomatic history of the sort it would be nice to have for each nation during the war years. In this case, Bulgaria probably wins the "least effective diplomacy" award for finding itself in 1944 simultaneously at war with the Soviet Union, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany....
Forthcoming from Presidio
Fortier, Norman J. An Ace of the Eighth: An American Fighter Pilot's Air War inEurope. Forthcoming from Presidio Press in May 2003
Now available from UNC
Miner, Steven Merritt. Stalin's Holy War: Religion, Nationalism, and Alliance Politics, 1941-1945. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2003
Forthcoming from Simon & Schuster
Katz, Robert. The Battle for Rome: The Germans, the Allies, the Partisans, and the Pope, September 1943-June 1944. Forthcoming from Simon & Schuster in August 2003
News from John Murray
Check our webpage for John Murray to see the latest news about all their new and forthcoming titles.
Now available from Nebraska
Moltke, Freya von. Memories of Kreisau and the German Resistance. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2003
Forthcoming from CUP
Henriot, Christian and Wen-hsin Yeh (editors). In the Shadow of the Rising Sun: Shanghai under Japanese Occupation. Forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in August 2003
Now available from TAMU
Miller, Edward G. A Dark and Bloody Ground: The Huertgen Forest and Roer River Dams. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2003
Now available from NIU
Carpenter, Stephanie A. On the Farm Front: The Women's Land Army in World War II. DeKalb, IL: Northern Illinois University Press, 2003
Forthcoming from U of Washington
Kashima, Tetsuden. Judgement without Trial: Japanese American Imprisonment during World War II. Forthcoming from University of Washington Press in August 2003
Now available from Motorbooks
Guetat, Gerald. Liberty Ship. Osceola, WI: Motorbooks, 2003
Now available from Mushroom
Michulec, Robert. Adolf Galland. Redbourn, UK: Mushroom Model Publications, 2003
Peczkowski, Robert and Artur Juszczak. Bell P-39 Airacobra. Redbourn, UK: Mushroom Model Publications, 2003
Sakaida, Henry and Koji Takaki. Genda's Blade: Japan's Squadron of Aces, 343 Kokutai. Crowborough, UK: Classic Publications, 2003
Now available from McFarland
Sullivan, John J. Air Support for Patton's Third Army. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2003
Today arrived here from Scholar's Bookshelf a printed catalog with "greatly reduced" prices, including a good section of WWII-related books.
Now available from HUP
Robinson, Greg. By Order of the President: FDR and the Internment of Japanese Americans. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2003
News from S.C. Heal
"Just a note to let you know Ugly Ducklings was released April 1 by Vanwell and NIP. Looks very good indeed considering the difficulty in assembling all the info." S.C. Heal, author of A Great Fleet of Ships: The Canadian Forts & Parks
We've added another self-publisher, Brandon Wiegand, 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.
Now available from UPK
Fisher, Louis. Nazi Saboteurs on Trial: A Military Tribunal and American Law. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2003
Now available from Overlook
Connaughton, Richard. MacArthur and Defeat in the Philippines. New York: Overlook, 2003
News from Grub Street
We've received news from Grub Street about a plethora of soon-to-be-released WWII titles, and you can find complete details at our webpage for Grub Street
Now available from Basic
Williams, Andrew. The Battle of the Atlantic. New York: Basic Books, 2003
Forthcoming from Nafziger
Hautecler, Georges and George F. Nafziger (editor). Rommel and Guderian against the Belgian Chasseurs Ardennais: The Combats at Chabrehz and Bodange. Forthcoming from The Nafziger Collection in May 2003
News from Melnyk
Michael James Melnyk, author of To Battle: The Formation and History of the 14th Galician Waffen-SS Division, tells us that he is planning to produce some additional materials on the 14th SS. Check our author page for him for details.
We've added another self-publisher, Hugh Aaron, 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.
Now available from White Mane
Frisch, Frantz A.P. and Wilbur D. Jones Jr. Condemned to Live: A Panzer Artilleryman's Five-Front War. Shippensburg, PA: White Mane Publishing Company, Inc, 2003
News from Joe Balkoski
Joe Balkoski writes to us: "I have signed a contract with Stackpole Books to write a detailed history of the Omaha Beach landing, June 6, 1944. It should be in the stores in early 2004. It will depend heavily on first-person accounts written down as close as possible to the actual event. I'm about three-quarters through the manuscript as of April 2003, and I've discovered a lot of interesting new material on the landing."
Forthcoming from Kentucky
Monahan, Evelyn M. and Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee. All This Hell: U.S. Nurses Imprisoned by the Japanese. Forthcoming from University Press of Kentucky in August 2003
Better late than never....
After a series of technical glitches, Graham Palmer has updated his massive online stock of WWII titles with more than 14,000 secondhand items at his World War II Books website.
Forthcoming from Helion
Lord, Cliff and Graham Watson. The Royal Corps of Signals: Unit Histories of the Corps (1920-2001) and Its Antecedents. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2003
Now available from Battery
Del Valle, Pedro A. Roman Eagles over Ethiopia, 1936-1937. Nashville, TN: Battery Press, 2003
Looks like Bruce Halsted has uploaded a fresh batch of inventory filessecondhand military titleto his Old Army Books website.
Printed "Supplement #66" has been mailed by Jerboa-Redcap Books with six pages of new and used naval, military, and aviation titles.
Now available from TAMU
Neiman, Robert M. and Kenneth W. Estes. Tanks on the Beaches: A Marine Tanker in the Pacific War. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2003
In addition to a plethora of WWII books, the Articles of War website contains a huge number of books on other military topics, and all items are available for easy searching, browsing, and purchasing.
News from Classic
Thanks to Sally at Classic for sending news about three titles just released. Full details can be found on our webpage for Classic Publications.
Today Tom Cadman updated his website with a wide assortment of WWII books for sale.
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