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  Inventory update
31 October 1997

Articles of War of Skokie, IL has posted about 2000 additional titles to their online inventory in several categories including World War II. You can browse their inventory pages by category or use their search engine to locate books.

New arrival
30 October 1997

Bowman, Martin W. The Reich Intruders: Dramatic RAF Medium Bomber Raids over Europe in World War 2. Somerset, England: Patrick Stephens Limited, 1997.


Now available from Pacifica Press
30 October 1997

Hammel, Eric. Aces at War: The American Aces Speak, volume IV. Pacifica, CA: Pacifica Press, 1997.

New email
30 October 1997

Eastern Front/Warfield Books has changed its email address to

Old Army
29 October 1997

Bruce Halsted of Old Army Books has renovated his website to include large quantities of World War I, Aviation, and American Civil War titles as well as an enlarged selection of more than 1500 secondhand World War II books. More books in more categories are forthcoming. Bruce has also installed a search engine so that in addition to browsing through his extensive collection it's now also possible to rapidly locate books by title or author.

NYU Press
29 October 1997

NYU has mailed its end-of-the-year sale catalog with a few WWII-related titles:

Smelser and Zitelmann. The Nazi Elite

Goodrick-Clarke. The Occult Roots of Nazism

Aschlheim. Culture and Catastrophe

Neillands. The Conquest of the Reich

Sainsbury. Churchill and Roosevelt at War

Military Book Club
28 October 1997

Selections from the December catalog:

Lumsden. Himmler's Black Order, 1923-45

Styling. Corsair Aces of World War 2

27 October 1997

Tom Petteys apparently found himself with a little time on his hands courtesy of the weekend's blizzard, so he has updated the Aberdeen Books website with a meaty inventory of 1000 World War II books.

Forthcoming from Battery Press
27 October 1997

Scheduled for a 15 January 1998 release is another in the program of WWII New Zealand official histories, N.C. Phillips' Italy, Volume I: The Sangro to Cassino. Originally published in 1956 by the NZ War History Branch, this volume traces the 2nd NZ Division's operations in southern Italy in 1943-1944.

Also scheduled for January is The Handbook of the Russian Army, 1940. This composite handbook includes the ultra rare British War Office General Staff publication "Notes on the Red Army, 1940". Designed for those individuals with an interest in the Russo-Finnish War of 1939-1940, the seizure of the Baltic states in 1940 and the first two years of the Russo-German War.

Battery is offering discounts for advance orders on these titles.

Jerboa update
27 October 1997

Jerboa-Redcap's Supplement X for November/December is in the mail. Check their website for full inventory and ordering information.

New arrival
26 October 1997

Murray, Williamson and Alan R. Millett (editors). Calculations: Net Assessment and the Coming of World War II. New York: The Free Press, 1992.


Now available from Presidio
25 October 1997

Mets, David R. Master of Airpower: General Carl A. Spaatz. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1997. Softcover reprint of 1988 edition.

New arrival
22 October 1997

Prichard, Pete. Submarine Badges and Insignia of the World: An Illustrated Reference for Collectors. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military/Aviation History, 1997.


Now available
22 October 1997

Greene, Susan Bobbitt. (compiler) Through the Eyes of a Signal Corpsman: A Diary Written while Serving during World War II. Kingsport, TN: Self-published by Susan Bobbitt Greene, 1997.

Looking for information
21 October 1997

Michael Merrill of Benicia Books is gathering information on "Military Collectors" shows around the US and planning to maintain updated information about them on his webpages. Please email him if you have information about locations, dates, etc.

Fresh inventory
20 October 1997

World War II Books of Illinois has updated its online inventory of more than a thousand new military books, videos, and audio recordings and Lance and Judith have added a search tool to their site.

Indochina at War, 1939-1945
19 October 1997

Indochina was a quiet French colonial backwater in the first four decades of the century. Within the cataclysm of global war, events there from 1939 to 1945 seldom made headlines. And in the post-war years, even when the conflict in Vietnam became one of the defining events of America in the second half of the century, few remember Indochina's role in the receding history of the Second World War.

Book survey

Now available from Simon & Schuster
17 October 1997

Ambrose, Stephen E. Citizen Soldiers: The U.S. Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany, June 7 1944 - May 7, 1945

Forthcoming from NIP
17 October 1997

Knott, Richard C. A Heritage of Wings: An Illustrated History of Navy Aviation. Due 30 October.

Check out the Bulletin Board
16 October 1997

This evening we've activated our newest feature, a Bulletin Board which allows you to share information with other visitors to the website. Feel free to use it any time you want to communicate with other visitors, but please restrict your posts to messages regarding WWII-related books. Have fun!

New arrivals
16 October 1997

Grady, Frank J. and Rebecca Dickson. Surviving the Day: An American POW in Japan. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1997.

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

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


Now available from Da Capo Press
15 October 1997

Zentner, Christian and Friedemann Bedurftig (editors). The Encyclopedia of the Third Reich. One-volume softcover reprint of the two-volume 1991 edition.

Macksey, Kenneth. Rommel: Battles and Campaigns. Softcover repint of the 1979 edition.

14 October 1997

The Fall 1997 catalog from Military Bookman, their 66th, covers in its rotating categories this time books on the following subjects:

Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
English Civil War and Jacobite Risings
Americana: Revolution 
     Civil War Campaigns 
     Western Frontier 
Naval Americana: General 
     Warship Annuals 
     Civil War 
British Army: General 
India: All Periods 
World War I: General 
     Eastern Front and Russian Revolution 
Aviation Before 1939 
World War II: German Army 
     Pacific Theater 
     Air War vs Japan 
Korean War 
Medicine and Medical Reminescences 
Aircraft: Technical

From London...
14 October 1997

...comes catalog 1997-D packed with 44 pages of new books (and videos) in tiny print offered by The Military History Bookshop.

Now available from The Free Press
14 October 1997

Linderman, Gerald F. The World Within War: America's Combat Experience in World War II

Bargain Books
14 October 1997

The "Bargain Books" catalog for 3 October 1997 from Edward R. Hamilton introduces several new titles including the following:

Avery. Spitfire Leader

Hughes. Over Lord: General Pete Quesada and the Triumph of Tactical Air Power in World War II

Hessler. The U-Boat War in the Atlantic

Caldwell. The JG 26 War Diary

Richards and Saunders. Royal Air Force, 1939-1945 (3 volumes)

New arrival
13 October 1997

Franks, Norman L. R. Royal Air Force Fighter Command Losses of the Second World War, volume one. Leicester: Midland Publishing Limited, 1997


Scholar's Bookshelf
13 October 1997

The Fall 1997 catalog from Scholar's brings about 40 WWII titles within its general categories. (Note this is quite separate from Scholar's military history catalog.) Among them:

Frank. Guadalcanal

Sajer. The Forgotten Soldier

Coox. Nomonhan

Morison. History of United States Naval Operations in World War II

New arrival
12 October 1997

Pegg, Martin. Hs 129 Panzerjaeger!. West Sussex, England: Classic Publications, 1997.


Forthcoming from Arms & Armour
12 October 1997

Davidson and Manning. World War Two: The Personalities. Due this month

Sterne and Moore. The International Military Collectors Guide. Due in November

Kieser. Hitler on the Doorstep: Operation Sea Lion: The German Plan to Invade Britain, 1940. Due in November

Forty. The Armies of Rommel. Due in November

Forthcoming from Battery Press
11 October 1997

The Thunderbolt across Europe: A History of the 83rd Infantry Division 1942-1945. Reprint of the original unit history printed in Germany in 1945. Due 1 December 1997.

Richard Gardner, president of Battery, is also disposing of some original unit histories from his personal library. Contact him at for further details.

Now available from Axis Europa
11 October 1997

Anders, Lt. Gen. Wladyslaw. (Edited by Antonio Munoz) Russian Volunteers in Hitler's Army, 1941-1945

Houterman, J. N. Eastern Troops in Zeeland, The Netherlands, 1943-1945: HItler's Osttruppen in the West

Site search tool
9 October 1997

As our site grows larger and larger (and more expansion is planned for later this month) we're trying to make every effort to ensure that it's still possible to find all our services and everything we have to offer while navigating easily from one webpage to another.

To that end we have today added a site search tool -- located at the very top of this page -- allowing you to hunt for key words or phrases on our pages. Among other uses, the search tool can be utilized to locate authors or titles or book descriptions that appear on our own pages and also on the pages of the many publishers and booksellers whose webpages and inventory are housed here at Stone & Stone.

New arrival
9 October 1997

Nafziger, George F. The Afrika Korps: An Organizational History. Pisgah, OH: Nafziger, 1997.


Kansas sale
8 October 1997

University Press of Kansas is offering sale prices on its titles, including about 20 WWII-related works, through the end of October. Some sale items include:

Kiesling. Arming against Hitler: France and the Limits of Military Planning

Glantz and House. When Titans Clashed: How the Red Army Stopped Hitler

Doubler. Closing with the Enemy: How GIs Fought the War in Europe, 1944-1945

7 October 1997

List #501 -- "A Catalogue of Old, Used, Rare and Out-of-Print Books on World War II" -- from Q. M. Dabney, newly arrived, amounts to 56 pages of used air, ground, and naval titles. Notable among them:

Most of the Australian Official History series

Complete set of the USMC series

All seven of the Grand Strategy set

Plocher's three volumes of The German Air Force versus Russia 1941, 1942, and 1943

Now available from The Free Press
7 October 1997

Tobin, James. Ernie Pyle's War: America's Eyewitness to World War II. New York: The Free Press, 1997.

Mailing List
6 October 1997

We've today activated the "Second World Books Information Mailing List" (as we rather grandiosely call it). It's another free service from Stone & Stone for readers, researchers, hobbyists, veterans, and collectors. Subscribers will receive email every week or two with news about WWII-related books, publishers, authors, and booksellers. If you're too busy to browse our website as often as you'd like, you can use our handy form to start your free subscription.

New arrival
5 October 1997

Jentz, Thomas L. and Hilary L. Doyle Germany's Tiger Tanks: VK45.02 to Tiger II: Design, Production & Modifications. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military History, 1997.


5 October 1997

Catalog #172 from Antheil carries 48 pages of new and used naval, maritime, aviation, and military books.

Military Book Club
4 October 1997

The November catalog from Military Book Club offers a pair of WWII titles:

Mueller, Joseph. Guadalcanal 1942: The Marines Strike Back

Ellis, Chris. Tanks of World War II

Price, Alfred. The Luftwaffe Data Book, 1939-1945

4 October 1997

R. James Bender Publishing announces two new books, both scheduled for release at the end of November:

Angolia, John R. and Adolf Schlicht. Uniforms and Traditions of the Luftwaffe, volume 2

Armold, Chris. Steel Pots: The History of America's Steel Combat Helmets

Web inventory
2 October 1997

Brian Russell of Fourth Street has updated his online inventory for WWII-related titles and other categories, and has added several new pages of stock including American Revolution, British Military History, Ancient Warfare, etc.

At the Articles of War website Bob Ruman has similarly refreshed his inventory to reflect the latest arrivals and has opened a new category for "American Wars before 1860". Besides being able to browse Bob's stock by topic, you can also use his search engine to seek specific books.

Finally -- folks were very busy as September turned into October! -- Graham Palmer and Ian Wilkinson in the UK have updated the jointly displayed inventory for World War II Books and The Military Collector. This month's special category on their webpages is "New Zealand at War". Their combined inventory can also be searched by author and title.

Now available from Presidio Press
2 October 1997

Masters, Peter. Striking Back: A Jewish Commando's War against the Nazis

Brion, Irene. Lady GI: A Woman's War in the South Pacific


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