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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.
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
Hammel, Eric. Aces at War: The American Aces Speak, volume IV. Pacifica, CA: Pacifica Press, 1997.
Eastern Front/Warfield Books has changed its email address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 has mailed its end-of-the-year sale catalog with a few WWII-related titles:
Smelser and Zitelmann. The Nazi Elite
Military Book Club
Selections from the December catalog:
Lumsden. Himmler's Black Order, 1923-45
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
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-Redcap's Supplement X for November/December is in the mail. Check their website for full inventory and ordering information.
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
Mets, David R. Master of Airpower: General Carl A. Spaatz. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1997. Softcover reprint of 1988 edition.
Prichard, Pete. Submarine Badges and Insignia of the World: An Illustrated Reference for Collectors. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military/Aviation History, 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
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.
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
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.
Now available from Simon & Schuster
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
Knott, Richard C. A Heritage of Wings: An Illustrated History of Navy Aviation. Due 30 October.
Check out the Bulletin Board
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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
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.
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 Revolution 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
...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
Linderman, Gerald F. The World Within War: America's Combat Experience in World War II
The "Bargain Books" catalog for 3 October 1997 from Edward R. Hamilton introduces several new titles including the following:
Avery. Spitfire Leader
Franks, Norman L. R. Royal Air Force Fighter Command Losses of the Second World War, volume one. Leicester: Midland Publishing Limited, 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:
Pegg, Martin. Hs 129 Panzerjaeger!. West Sussex, England: Classic Publications, 1997.
Forthcoming from Arms & Armour
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
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.
Now available from Axis Europa
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
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Nafziger, George F. The Afrika Korps: An Organizational History. Pisgah, OH: Nafziger, 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
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
Now available from The Free Press
Tobin, James. Ernie Pyle's War: America's Eyewitness to World War II. New York: The Free Press, 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.
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.
Catalog #172 from Antheil carries 48 pages of new and used naval, maritime, aviation, and military books.
Military Book Club
The November catalog from Military Book Club offers a pair of WWII titles:
Mueller, Joseph. Guadalcanal 1942: The Marines Strike Back
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
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
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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