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Recommendations
31 May 2003

It can be difficult to keep up with the flood of WWII books constantly released by publishers all over the globe, so occasionally we like to pass along our suggestions about some of the best and most important items to read and add to your bookshelves.


News from Fedorowicz
31 May 2003

Our friends in Canada are busy packing and shipping their two latest publications:

Restayn, Jean and Nicole Moller. The Combat History of the 10. Panzer Division: In action in the East, West, and North Africa: 1939-1943. Winnipeg: J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc, 2003

Kurowski, Franz. Operation Zitadelle, July 1943: The Decisive Battle of World War II. Winnipeg: J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc, 2003


Aardvark
31 May 2003

Just updated today: the online inventory files at Aardvark Books.


N&M Press
31 May 2003

Today the postman handed us our copy of "Issue 73" of the printed catalog from Naval & Military Press, and it's packed as always with thousands of pristine military books from a multitude of publishers covering a wide spectrum of wars and campaigns.


Forthcoming from FSG
30 May 2003

Webster, Donovan. The Burma Road: The Epic Story of the China - Burma - India Theater in World War II. Forthcoming from Farrar, Straus, and Giroux in October 2003


Now available from Nebraska
30 May 2003

Drea, Edward J. In the Service of the Emperor: Essays on the Imperial Japanese Army. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2003


Hamilton
30 May 2003

The latest "Bargain Books" printed catalog from Edward R. Hamilton has arrived here with, tucked away among its many pages, an assortment of WWII-related books at some attractive prices.


Now available from Schiffer
29 May 2003

Sawodny, Wolfgang. German Armored Trains on the Russian Front, 1941-1944. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2003


Forthcoming from UPK
29 May 2003

Neufeld, Michael and Michael Berenbaum. The Bombing of Auschwitz: Should the Allies Have Attempted It?. Forthcoming from University Press of Kansas in August 2003


Now available from Sutton
29 May 2003

Delaforce, Patrick. Taming the Panzers: Monty's Tank Battalions: 3RTR at War. Stroud, UK: Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2003


Jerboa
29 May 2003

Like clockwork, the latest printed supplement from Jerboa-Redcap Books—number 68—arrived here today with—as usual—six pages of new and used naval, aviation, and military books for sale.


Now available from OUP
28 May 2003

Jackson, Julian. The Fall of France: The Nazi Invasion, 1940. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003


Forthcoming from UPK
28 May 2003

Neufeld, Michael and Michael Berenbaum. The Bombing of Auschwitz: Should the Allies Have Attempted It?. Forthcoming from University Press of Kansas in August 2003


Now available from Holt
28 May 2003

D'Este, Carlo. Eisenhower: A Soldier's Life. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2003


Self-Publisher
27 May 2003

We've added another self-publisher, Paul Jackson, 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 CUP
27 May 2003

Hoddeson, Lillian. Critical Assembly: A Technical History of Los Alamos during the Oppenheimer Years, 1943-1945. Forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in July 2003


Now available from McFarland
27 May 2003

Degan, Patrick. Flattop Fighting in World War II: The Battles between American and Japanese Aircraft Carriers. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2003


In memoriam
26 May 2003

Today we would like to offer a moment of silence in memory of all those who perished during the Second World War.


News from Frank Cass
25 May 2003

Although a little sketchier than we would prefer, we have fresh news about upcoming titles by Brown, Stoker, Field, Buckley, and Austin which can be found on our webpage for Frank Cass.


Now available from Vanwell
24 May 2003

Douglas, W.A.B., Roger Sarty, and Michael Whitby et al. Official Operational History of the RCN, volume II, part 1 No Higher Purpose. St Catherines, ONT: Vanwell Publishing Ltd, 2003


Forthcoming from Da Capo
24 May 2003

Kaufmann, J.E. and H.W. Kaufmann. Fortress Third Reich: German Fortifications and Defense Systems in World War II. Forthcoming from Da Capo Press in July 2003


Now available from Casemate
23 May 2003

Baxter, Ian. German Armored Warfare of World War II: The Unpublished Photographs, 1939-1945. Havertown, PA: Casemate, 2003


News from Enigma
22 May 2003

The Secret Front: Nazi Political Espionage, 1938-1945 by Wilhelm Hottle is now available from Enigma and Fighting the Nazis by Paul Paillole will be published in July.


Now available from Schiffer
22 May 2003

Jankowski, Matthew L. (editor). Atrocities at Camp Mauthausen: A Visual Documentation of the Holocaust. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2003


Editor's pick
21 May 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:

Woodhouse, C. M. The Struggle for Greece, 1941-1949. Brooklyn Heights, NY: Beekman/Esanu Publishers, 1976

Simply the best book about the Greek resistance and civil war. Recently reprinted by Ivan R. Dee.


Now available from WSU
21 May 2003

Wodnik, Bob. Captured Honor: POW Survival in the Philippines and Japan. Pullman, WA: Washington State University Press, 2003


Now available from Stackpole
21 May 2003

Walter, John. Military Rifles of Two World Wars. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2003


It's in the mail
21 May 2003

The printed "Spring 2003 Military History" catalog arrived here today with some great stuff from Scholar's Bookshelf.


Now available from Schiffer
20 May 2003

Hermann, Dietmar. Focke-Wulf Fw 187: An Illustrated History. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2003


Forthcoming from Airlife
20 May 2003

VanBlair, Dale R. Looking Back: The Story of a Tail Gunner. Forthcoming from Airlife Publishing Ltd in June 2003

Scutts, Jerry. P-47 Thunderbolt. Forthcoming from Airlife Publishing Ltd in June 2003


Now available from Michigan State
20 May 2003

Rentz, Ralph M. and Peter Hrisko. They Can't Take that Away from Me: The Odyssey of an American POW. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press, 2003


Forthcoming from Scarecrow
19 May 2003

Controvich, James T. United States Army Unit and Organizational Histories: A Bibliography, vol 2: WWI to the Present. Forthcoming from Scarecrow Press in July 2003


Welcome back
19 May 2003

Bruce Halsted has returned from vacation and re-opened his Old Army Books website.


News from Osprey
19 May 2003

The prolific folks at Osprey have, as always, recently released several new titles and announced a fresh batch of upcoming books. You can find all the info on our page for Osprey.


Book review
18 May 2003

Sullivan, John J. Air Support for Patton's Third Army. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2003

Read our review


Now available from Kentucky
17 May 2003

Gonen, Jay Y. The Roots of Nazi Psychology: Hitler's Utopian Barbarism. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2003


Now available from PH
17 May 2003

Cohen, Stan. They Came to Destroy America: The FBI Goes to War against Nazi Spies and Saboteurs. Missoula, MT: Pictorial Histories, 2003


Now available from NIP
16 May 2003

Pinck, Dan. Journey to Peking: A Secret Agent in Wartime China. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2003


Now available from Sutton
16 May 2003

Falconer, Jonathan. The Dam Busters: Breaking the Great Dams of Western Germany, 16-17 May, 1943. Stroud, UK: Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2003


Forthcoming from Stackpole
15 May 2003

Fey, Will. Armor Battles of the Waffen SS, 1943-1945. Forthcoming from Stackpole Books in August 2003


Now available from Cassell
15 May 2003

Bowman, Martin. Wild Blue Yonder: Glory Days of the U.S. 8th Air Force in England. London: Cassell & Co, 2003


Forthcoming from Cambridge
14 May 2003

Friedman, Max Paul. Nazis and Good Neighbors: The United States Campaign against the Germans of Latin America. Forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in August 2003


Forthcoming from Holt
14 May 2003

Herken, Gregg. Brotherhood of the Bomb: The Tangled Lives and Loyalties of Robert Oppenheimer, Ernest Lawrence and Edward Teller. Forthcoming from Henry Holt and Company in August 2003.


Now available from McWhiney
14 May 2003

Alexander, Thomas E. The Wings of Change: The Army Air Force Experience in Texas during World War II. College Station, TX: McWhiney Foundation Press, 2003


Forthcoming from Cassell
13 May 2003

Willmott, H.P. Pearl Harbor. Forthcoming from Cassell & Co in September 2003


News from Grub Street
13 May 2003

Check our webpage for Grub Street to see five books they've just released.


Forthcoming from Greenwood
12 May 2003

Marston, Daniel P. Phoenix from the Ashes: The Indian Army in the Burma Campaign. Forthcoming from Greenwood Press and Praeger Publishers in August 2003


Now available from Cassell
12 May 2003

Macksey, Kenneth. The Searchers: Radio Intercept in Two World Wars. London: Cassell & Co, 2003


Book review
11 May 2003

Allen, Robert W. Churchill's Guests: Britain and the Belgian Exiles during World War II. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2003

Read our review


Now available from Airlife
10 May 2003

Lewis, William J. Under the Red Duster: The Merchant Navy in World War II. Shrewsbury, UK: Airlife Publishing Ltd, 2003


Librairie Historique
10 May 2003

The printed catalog for May 2003, "No. 217," arrived here today from Librairie Historique in Paris with several pages of interesting WWII titles, mostly in French.


Now available from Tauris
9 May 2003

Ungvary, Krisztian. Battle for Budapest: 100 Days in World War II. London: I.B. Tauris, 2003


Now available from HBC
8 May 2003

Bonn, Keith E. Slaughterhouse: The Encyclopedia of the Eastern Front. Camp Hill, PA: History Book Club, 2003


Forthcoming from Longman
8 May 2003

Geary, Richard K. The Third Reich. Forthcoming from Longman in June 2003

Axell, Albert. Marshal Zhukov. Forthcoming from Longman in August 2003

McDonough, Frank. Hitler and the Rise of the Nazi Party. Forthcoming from Longman in September 2003


Now available from Greenhill
8 May 2003

Macksey, Kenneth. Guderian: Panzer General. London: Greenhill, 2003


May we recommend....
7 May 2003

As we do quite often, today we've updated our Recommended Reading page to reflect some recent choices we think you'll enjoy.


Helion
7 May 2003

The fancy new printed catalog from Helion & Company, "Military Book News No. 14," arrived here today with a ton of new and out-of-print listings for military titles from every conceivable era of warfare.


Now available from Ian Allan
6 May 2003

Forty, Jonathan. Tanks in Detail, volume 3: PzKpfw V Ausf A, D, and G, Panzer V Panther. Hersham, UK: Ian Allan Publishing, 2003

Davis, Brian L. and Ian Westwell. Service Badges and Emblems, vol 1: Third Reich Cloth Insignia. Hersham, UK: Ian Allan Publishing, 2003


News from Bruce Gamble
5 May 2003

Bruce Gamble, author of the highly regarded The Black Sheep and Black Sheep One, tells us he is currently working on a book about Rabaul and expects to follow that with a biography of Marine ace Marion Carl.


Now available from Stackpole
5 May 2003

Rommel, Erwin and John Pimlott (editor). Rommel and His Art of War. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2003


Forthcoming from Cass
5 May 2003

Shaw, Louise Grace. The British Political Elite and the Soviet Union, 1937-1939. Forthcoming from Frank Cass Publishers in May 2003. Distributed in the US by ISBS.


Book review
4 May 2003

Gailey, Harry A. Bougainville: The Forgotten Campaign, 1943-1945. Lexington, KY: University of Kentucky Press, 2003

Read our review


Cadman
3 May 2003

Lots of secondhand military booksellers have been performing their usual first-of-the-month updating of online inventory files, and the latest is T. Cadman, "Buying and Selling World War II Books Since 1991."


Now available from NIP
3 May 2003

Slavick, Joseph P. The Cruise of the German Raider Atlantis. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2003


Forthcoming from Presidio
2 May 2003

Jackson, Charles and Bruce H. Norton. I am Alive: A United States Marine's Story of Survival in a World War II Japanese POW Camp. Forthcoming from Presidio Press in June 2003


Articles of War
2 May 2003

Down in New Mexico, the Articles of War website has been updated with thousands of new and secondhand military titles covering the entire spectrum of military history.


Now available from Greenwood
2 May 2003

Pennington, Reina. Amazons to Fighter Pilots: A Biographical Dictionary of Military Women (2 volumes). Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2003


Now available from Glantz
1 May 2003

David Glantz. Red Army Command Cadre (1941-1945), vol 1: Direction, Front, Army, Military District, Defense Zone and Mobile Corps Commanders. Carlisle, PA: David M. Glantz, 2003.


Old Army Books
1 May 2003

Bruce Halsted, who just updated his online secondhand book inventories, will be leaving within a few days for a hard-earned vacation, and Old Army Books will be closed while he's gone.


World War II Books
1 May 2003

Across the pond in Woking, Graham Palmer has freshened his massive online inventory files at World War II Books with another impressive batch of titles. Fortunately, no matter where you are, the Internet makes it a breeze to browse his stock.

 

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