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Chris Donaghue Books
31 March 1997

We are newly aware of this shop and mail order operation in San Francisco. Chris recently sent us his catalog #20 featuring 900 aviation history titles. Among the eye-catchers:

Webster and Frankland. The Strategic Air Offensive against Germany, 1939-1945. 4 volumes

Terraine. A Time for Courage: The Royal Air Force in the European War, 1939-1945

Edmonds. They Fought with What They Had: The Story of the Army Air Forces in the Southwest Pacific, 1941-1942

Check with Chris for his military history list as well.

Now available from Naval Institute Press
31 March 1997

Herman, Jan K. Battle Station Sick Bay: Navy Medicine in World War II. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1997.

28 March 1997

Tired of getting ink all over your hands from Hamilton's newsprint book catalogs? Surf over to to find their complete catalog online. This includes many close-out titles no longer appearing in their newsprint edition. Note that the "Military Books" link has no WWII titles; you need to scroll down to the "WWI/WWII" link.

Derek Hayles
28 March 1997

Derek and Kerry have just now sent out their List 53 via email. To receive their catalogs of used military books -- plenty of WWII titles -- electronically, simply send a request.

28 March 1997

Catalog 170 for April-June 1997 from Antheil International Booksellers packs over 1600 titles into 48 pages. Naval, maritime, aviation, and military books are all integrated and sequenced alphabetically, new and used, WWII and otherwise. Some that caught my eye:

Brown. Draftee Division: The 88th Infantry Division in WWII

Carpenter and Polmar. Submarines of the Imperial Japanese Navy

McIntyre. The Rise and Fall of the Singapore Naval Base, 1919-1942

Mitcham. Hitler's Legions

Schenk. Invasion of England, 1940: The Planning of Operation Sea Lion

Lancer Militaria
28 March 1997

Lancer's Spring 1997 catalog -- nicely designed with color pages of military badges and insignia -- comprises 56 pages. Although containing mostly books, these guys also carry audios, posters, vidoes, the aforementioned badges and insignia, t-shirts, and more.

Now available from Presidio
27 March 1997

Flanagan Jr, Lt Gen E. M. The Rakkasans: The Combat History of the 187th Airborne Infantry. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1997.

Jensen, Marvin. Strike Swiftly: The 70th Tank Battalion from North Africa to Normandy to Germany. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1997.

Breuer, William B. Drop Zone Sicily: Allied Airborne Strike, July 1943. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1997. (This is a softcover reprint of Breuer's 1983 book.)

27 March 1997

Jerboa-Redcap Books dispatches Supplement "R" for March/April 1997 with a selection of new and used military, naval, and aviation books from a variety of wars and eras.

Now available from Greenwood Press
27 March 1997

Mitcham Jr, Samuel W. Why Hitler? The Genesis of the Third Reich New York: Praeger, 1997.

New arrival
23 March 1997

Kimmett, Larry and Margaret Regis. U.S. Submarines in World War II: An Illustrated History. Seattle, WA: Navigator Publishing, 1995.


Military Book Club
22 March 1997

Titles for April:

Hogg. German Artillery of World War II

Bowman. USAAF Handbook, 1939-1945

Healy. Kursk 1943

Armor at War: The Panzerkampfwagen III at War

On Military Matters
22 March 1997

Catalog 14D from Dennis and Linda Shorthouse mostly covers other wars, but has a useful selection of WWII titles including:

Barker. British and American Infantry Weapons of World War II

Orpen. South African Forces World War II, volume I East Africa and Abyssinian Campaigns

Phillips. Alamein

Stewart. The Struggle for Crete

Now available from Naval Institute Press
22 March 1997

Mason, Theodore C. Rendezvous with Destiny: A Sailor's War. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1997.

Now available from Praeger
22 March 1997

Sobel, Brian M. The Fighting Pattons. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 1997.

Articles of War
22 March 1997

Bob Ruman has uploaded his updated inventory of World War II books (as well as his Victorian titles) and they are now available at his website. These are split into "Axis" and "Allied" categories and feature -- in addition to a full range of US works -- many imported books and an impressive array of German-language volumes. Check it out. Bob's printed List #9, featuring some of the same stock, is also now available.

Now available from Pitts Enterprises
21 March 1997

Pitts, Jack. P-47 Pilot: Scared, Bored, & Deadly. San Antonio, TX: Pitts Enterprises, 1997. Self-published by a Thunderbolt pilot who logged 90 combat missions.

Ken Trotman online
20 March 1997

Richard Brown of Ken Trotman Ltd has opened a website for his used military book business. The site is still under construction but should soon have his inventory available for browsing.

18 March 1997

Edward Hamilton's latest newsprint catalog contains a half page of World War titles at reduced prices. Some of the newer ones:

Blair. Hitler's U-Boat War

Gerbet. Generalfeldmarschall Fedor von Bock: The War Diary

Haupt. Assault on Moscow

Jentz. Panzertruppen

17 March 1997

From Greenwood Press in Westport, Connecticut we have been fortunate enough to receive a number of volumes of the excellent Bibliographies of Battles and Leaders and Bibliographies and Indexes of World History series. These series -- which have been in progress for a number of years, are as yet incomplete, and will likely continue indefinitely -- include books on topics ranging from agriculture to alcohol in the British Isles to the Falklands/Malvinas campaigns. Within our area of specialization there is a growing number of titles focusing on a sequence of battles, campaigns, individuals, and specific subjects.


Now available from Schiffer
16 March 1997

Thanks to Mark Yerger who today notified us of Schiffer's recent release of his latest book:

Yerger, Mark C. Allgemeine-SS: The Commands, Units and Leaders of the General SS. Atglen, PA: Schiffer, 1997.

Email address
16 March 1997

Battlefield Books of Brewster, NY announces its email adddress.

Now available from NIP
16 March 1997

Vause, Jordan. Wolf: U-Boat Commanders in World War II. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1997.

Kaplan, Philip and Jack Currie. Wolfpack: U-Boats at War, 1939-1945. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1997.

New website
15 March 1997

Lance and Judith Frickensmith of World War II Books of Bement, Illinois (not to be confused with Graham Palmer's World War II Books in the UK) have now opened their new website with well over a thousand Second World War titles. This World War II Books specializes in new (rather than used) books and emphasizes material on Germany and its Eastern Front allies-- videos, tapes, CDs, and even a few records as well as books. Their entire inventory is on display online, and Lance and Judith invite you to have a look at what they have to offer. Please give them our regards.

14 March 1997

Savas, T. P. (ed). Silent Hunters: German U-Boat Commanders of WWII. Savas Publishing Company. A collection of six essays by leading U-boat scholars, including a piece by Erich Topp (U-552).

Now available from Presidio Press
14 March 1997

Warlimont, General Walter. Inside Hitler's Headquarters. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1997. This is a softcover reprint of the classic.

Puryear Jr, Edgar F. Nineteen Stars: A Study of Military Character and Leadership.Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1997. Also a softcover reprint.

13 March 1997

Tom Cadman, operating from his new base in Sacramento, CA, has dispatched his catalog #31 with 14 pages of used books and a page of new titles. Among his many listings are a complete set of Morison's History of United States Naval Operations in World War II and several volumes of the US Marine Corps official history and the US Air Force official history.

Now available from Navigator Publishing
12 March 1997

Kimmett, Larry and Margaret Regis. U.S. Submarines in World War II: An Illustrated History. Seattle: Navigator Publishing, 1996.

The Great White North
11 March 1997

J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing in Winnipeg, Manitoba released three new books in February: Armor Battles of the Waffen SS, East Front Drama 1944, and Decision in the Ukraine. All are available -- snow storms, blizzards, and icy roads permitting -- for shipment right now.

Fedorowicz is offering pre-publication discounts on two forthcoming titles:

Munch, Karlheinz. The History of the 653rd Heavy Tankhunter Battalion. Due in May/June.

Kurowski, Franz. Brandenburgers: Global Mission. No date given.

New arrival
10 March 1997

General Staff, War Office. Handbook of the German Army. Nashville, TN: The Battery Press, Inc. 1997.


Paul Gaudette Books
9 March 1997

PG Books has mailed its catalog for March 1997 with 48 8.5"x11" pages of new and used books. It includes List 970008: WWII Aviation & Misc Military Aviation; List 97009: New & Forthcoming Books; List 97005: Recent Arrivals; List 97004: World War I; and List 96146: Luftwaffe.

Eagle Eds
9 March 1997

Eagle Editions forwards its product list and reminds everyone of its recent move to Montana. New titles of interest:

Prien. Jagdgeschwader 53

Pegg. Hs 129 Panzerjaeger

Urbanke. Green Hearts: First in Combat with Dora 9

News from London
8 March 1997

Catalog "1997-1A" arrived today from The Military History Bookshop of London, and it is absolutely crammed with a vast range of military titles covering topics from ancients up to today's headlines. Unfortunately for WWII enthusiasts, the catalog is not subdivided by era or topic, so that the Second World War titles are mixed with everything else, and the typeface is extremely small and difficult to read. Still, much of interest to be found here, so get out your magnifying glass and go to work.

6 March 1997

Leisure Galleries has altered its email address to

Now available from Louisiana State University Press
6 March 1997

Standiffer, Leon C. Binding Up the Wounds: An American Soldier in Occupied Germany, 1945-1946. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 1997.

New website
6 March 1997

Awhile back we announced that we had detected the as yet unfinished website for Scholars Bookshelf. The New Jersey-based mail order bookseller has now unveiled its new site at with its full inventory of books, videos, and audio tapes displayed online where they can be searched by topic or by title and author via a search engine. Further evidence, this is, of the growing importance of the Internet to sales of military books both new and used.

New arrival
5 March 1997

Okonski, Walter. Wartime Poland, 1939-1945: A Select Annotated Bibliography of Books in English. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1997.


Another World War II Books
4 March 1997

From Bement, Illinois comes a newsprint catalog from World War II Books. This mail order book source, run by Lance and Judith Frickensmith, features new books and is not to be confused with the World War II Books run by Graham Palmer in the UK (which specializes in used books). The catalog runs to 40+ pages of titles, mostly World War II, and emphasizing "Germany and its Eastern Front allies" but with a substantial amount of material on other fronts, the Allies, and the war in the Pacific.

Lance and Judith are in the process of putting their catalog online, and we hope to have a further report for you soon.

The War Room
4 March 1997

The War Room's printed catalog #31 reached us this week, but it's old news to folks who have visited their website: Tom keeps his latest inventory online nowadays.

Website updates
4 March 1997

As of the first of the month we have a couple of website updates to report.

Battery Press has revised its pages and inventory to reflect its latest offerings in all its categories, including some great reprints of US Army WWII unit histories.

Graham Palmer of World War II Books uploaded the latest incarnation of his massive Second World War stock, and this month features "India at War" with some extremely hard-to-find Indian official histories.

3 March 1997

Ewing, Steve and John B. Lundstrom. Fateful Rendezvous: The Life of Butch O'Hare. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1997. Due in April.

From the Rockies
2 March 1997

The Aberdeen Bookstore, run by Tom Petteys in Littleton, Colorado, forwards its 1997 mail order catalog. Tom specializes in "a quality selection of new military books" including the Eastern Front, German Weapons and Armaments, Luftwaffe, German Uniforms and Insignia, Uniforms and Insignia of the Allies, World War Two General, German Memoirs and Biographies, Das Heer and the Waffen SS, Kriegsmarine, the Third Reich, and War in the Pacific.


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