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We're back from our traveling vacation -- conducted mostly under conditions of "limited telecommunications" -- and hope to soon dig out from under all the email messages, catalogs, and review books that accumulated in our absence.
We did, however, have the opportunity to visit various bookstores in Colorado, Illinois, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, South Dakota, and elsewhere. Special thanks in that regard are owed to Bob and Judy Ruman at Articles of War in Skokie, Illinois for their kind hospitality. Theirs was truly the crown jewel of all the shops we visited. Don't miss it.
Meanwhile, sorry for any inconvenience our pleasant journey may have caused our visitors.
Military Book Club
Selections from the August 1997 catalog:
Steidl. Lost Battalions
Parker. Hitler's Ardennes Offensive
Mellenthin. Panzer Battles
Freeman. Raiding the Reich
Sobel. The Fighting Pattons
Supplement U for August/September brings listings of new and used books in land, sea, and air categories within Jerboa's specialty of British military history.
Jerboa-Redcap may now be reach by email at Britbooks@aol.com and their new website is currently in preparation.
Now available from Presidio Press
Houston, Donald E. Hell on Wheels: The 2d Armored Division. Softcover reprint of the classic divisional history.
Latest prognostication from OUP
The Attack on the Soviet Union -- volume four of the series Germany and the Second World War -- from Oxford University Press has after many delays, postponements, deferments, and hold ups been rescheduled for publication in "mid September of this year."
Informants in the UK report that apparently the Military History Bookshop in London -- an important retail source of new and used military books on every imaginable subject -- has been sold. No information on who the new owner might be or other details. Stay tuned.
Rick Savel of Torpedo Junction informs us that he has uploaded his latest lists of new and used submarine and aviation stock.
From the Great White North
J.J. Fedorowicz Publishing of Canada relates the status of some of the titles in its pipeline:
Brandenburgers: Global Mission. "Ready soon"
History of the Schwere Panzerjager Abteilung 643. Due this month.
Tigers in Combat 2. Later this year.
The Tragedy and the Truth. (3rd SS Panzer Corps) Later this year.
Military Book Club
World War II selections from the "Independence Day 1997" catalog:
Reynolds, Michael. Steel Inferno: 1st SS Panzer Corps in Normandy
Cooper, Matthew. The German Army, 1933-1945
Hammel, Eric. Air War Europa
Zaloga, Steven. D-Day Tank Warfare
Galatin, Admiral I. J. Take Her Deep
Derek and Kerry Hayles have emailed their current military book catalog to interested parties. For a copy -- and to receive future emailed book catalogs -- contact them at DerekHaylesMilitaryBooks@msn.com.
From Bruce Halsted in Kentucky comes the hard copy of his catalog #64. Among notable titles:
Ansel. Hitler Confronts England
Behrendt. Rommel's Intelligence in the Desert Campaign
Frank and Shaw. Victory and Occupation
Gieck, Jack. Lichfield: The U.S. Army on Trial. Akron, OH: University of Akron Press, 1997.
Montgomery, Jim. B Company: 776 Tank Destroyer Battalion in Combat. Baltimore: Gateway, 1983.
Standifer, Leon C. Not in Vain: A Rifleman Remembers World War II. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 1992.
Munoz, Antonio J. Hitler's Eastern Legions, volume II: The Osttruppen. Bayside, NY: Axis Europa, 1997.
The summer catalog from Military Bookman, clad in its customary red cover, covers several categories of WWII books within its 64 pages:
Margaretta tells us, by the way, that the Bookman's website is now in the planning stage.
Urwin, Gregory J. W. Facing Fearful Odds: The Siege of Wake Island. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press. Due in November 1997.
Cambridge University Press
Cambridge has emailed news of a special offer on selected history titles including a few WWII-related books. For further details, and to receive their emailed announcements, contact them at email@example.com.
Specialty Press of North Branch, Minnesota announces two new WWII books:
Tillman, Barrett. U.S. Navy Fighter Squadrons in WWII: Chronologies, Deployments, Combat Records. Due this month.
Schick, Walter and Ingold Meyer. Luftwaffee Secret Projects: Fighters, 1939-1945. Due in August.
News from Cadman
Tom Cadman has issued his catalog #33 and announced his new phone number is 916 972-7653.
Blood Chit revisited
Author Bob Baldwin informs us that those desiring an autographed, numbered copy of his Last Hope volume may contact him at R. E. Baldwin, PO Box 11131, Berkeley CA 94712-2131 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paul Kisselburg's catalog #27 has arrived with his usual excellent assortment of WWII titles, in this case running to slightly over 700 nicely laid out listings.
The German Police. Bayside, NY: Axis Europa, 1997. (A Joint Publication of the US. G-2 EDS and the UK. MI-14 MIRS, originally published in April, 1945. 2nd Edition with additional material by Antonio J. Munoz.)
Antheil International Booksellers
The July-September catalog (Number 171) from Antheil brings some 1500 used and new titles covering naval, maritime, aviation, and military categories.
We'll be on vacation during the month of July with only sporadic telecommunications connectivity to our email account and this website. Please accept our apologies for the inevitable delays in replying to messages and keeping Stone & Stone Second World War Books current. See you in August.
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