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Bob Ruman has uploaded his latest inventory records to the Articles of War website. In addition to his wide assortment of new books, Bob has greatly expanded his online inventory listings of secondhand books. All these are also searchable by author or title in his online database.
Forthcoming from Bender
R. James Bender Publishing announces two upcoming titles:
Saris and Smith. Headgear of Hitler's Germany, volume three. Due in May.
Forthcoming from Greenwood
Rasor. The China-Burma-India Campaign, 1931-1945: Historiography and Annotated Bibliography. Due in April.
Now available from Schiffer
Gabreski, Francis. Gabby: A Fighter Pilot's Life. Atglen, PA: Schiffer, 1998
Jentz, Thomas L. Tank Combat in North Africa: The Opening Rounds: Operations Sonnenblume, Brevity, Skorpion, and Battleaxe, February 1941 - June 1941. Atglen, PA: Schiffer, 1998
From French MacLean
Colonel MacLean, author of Quiet Flows the Rhine and The Cruel Hunters, sends this report on his current projects:
"Have completed a work, tentatively titled The Camp Men: The SS Officers Who Ran the Concentration Camps. Turn in to Schiffer Publishing next month; I would hope it would be out by fall. The book reviews the various concentration camps and then provides biographical data on 964 SS officers (lieutenant and higher) who served in them -- data came from their personnel files on microfilm at our National Archives. Every one of the 964 has a half-page entry with all his information to include camps and years he served there. A large final chapter comprehensively analyzes the men by birthplace, religion, Waffen-SS service, decorations received, rank, civilian profession, SS & Party membership, fate, etc. Two conclusions are truly startling and shed new light on the relationship between camp service and front-line Waffen-SS duty. Will have about 136 photos.
"My next work will be completed in May, tentatively titled The Field Men: The SS Officers of the Einsatzkommando. Does the same thing for the several hundred SS officers who served in the mobile killing units. Probably around 200 photos.
"A little longer down the road (target publication next year) I am planning (1) a biography on a Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves winner (I knew him before he passed away and have his personal papers describing his wartime experiences.); (2) a book on Russian and German junior officer and non-commissioned officer courage and bravery on the Eastern Front."
Kieser, Egbert. Hitler on the Doorstep: Operation 'Sea Lion': The German Plan to Invade Britain, 1940. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1997.
Forthcoming from Grub Street
From the newest Grub Street catalog:
Now available from Presidio
Mitcham Jr., Samuel W. Rommel's Greatest Victory: The Desert Fox and the Fall of Tobruk, Spring 1942. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1998.
"Supplement #4 - April/May 1998" from Jerboa-Redcap Books brings six pages of new and used military, naval, and aviation titles.
Oxford University Press reports Germany and the Second World War, volume IV: The Attack on the Soviet Union, repeatedly announced and delayed over the last year or two, at this time remains in translation from the original German with no estimated date of publication.
Gailey, Harry. The Liberation of Guam, 21 July - 10 August 1944. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1997. (Softcover reprint of 1988 edition.)
List #87 arrived here today from Terence Wise in the UK with 54 pages of military books from all eras, including on WWII, naval, aviation, unit history, etc.
From Walter Dunn
Walter S. Dunn, Jr. -- author of Kursk, Hitler's Nemesis, and Second Front Now -- reports that he is completing work on a new book about operations in White Russia in 1944 with an anticipated publication date in September.
Grimm, Jacob L. Heroes of the 483rd: Crew Histories of a Much-Decorated B-17 Bomber Group during World War II. Warner Robins, GA: 483rd Bombardment Group Association, 1997.
Now available from NIP
Wynn, Kenneth. U-Boat Operations of the Second World War, volume one: Career Histories, U1 - U510. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1997.
Forthcoming from Battery Press
Shirey. Americans: The Story of the 442d Combat Team. Due in May.
McClymont. To Greece. Another official New Zealand history reprint. Due in July from Battery.
The March 1998 catalog from Paul Gaudette Books brings 48 pages of titles, this time devoted exclusively to WWII Aviation.
Paul Kisselburg's WWII catalogs are always full of desirable books at reasonable prices, and his catalog #31, now available, with almost 700 titles is no exception.
Now available from Brassey's
Sonnenberg, Rhonda. Still We Danced Forward: World War II and the Writer's Life. Washington, DC: Brassey's, 1998.
The "Spring History" list from Scholar's Bookshelf includes two pages of WWII titles, a subset of Scholar's military catalog.
Phillips, N. C. Italy, volume 1: The Sangro to Cassino. Nashville, TN: The Battery Press, Inc, 1998.
Now available from Brassey's
Snow, Crocker. Log Book: A Pilot's Life. Washington, DC: Brassey's, 1997.
Military Book Club
Selections for April 1998:
Prefer. Patton's Ghost Corps
The "Winter 1997-98" catalog from Military Bookman in New York City includes books on, among its other rotating topics, WWII Aviation, WWII Naval, Fall and Occupation of Western Europe, North Africa, Italy, Greece and the Balkans.
Autry, Jerry. General William C. Lee: Father of the Airborne. Raleigh, NC: Airborne Press, 1995.
Binder, L. James. Lemnitzer: A Soldier for His Time. Washington, DC: Brassey's, 1997.
Mets, David R. Master of Airpower: General Carl A. Spaatz. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1997.
Tobin, James. Ernie Pyle's War: America's Eyewitness to World War II. New York: The Free Press, 1997.
Derek Hayles has dispatched "Military List No. 60" with almost 500 secondhand military titles.
Forthcoming from Greenwood
Gordon. Historical Dictionary of World War II France. Due this month.
Melton. Darlan: Myth and Reality. Due in June.
Welcome aboard Stan Kislow of Battlefield Books who has just opened his new website with almost 2000 secondhand military titles listed in his online inventory.
Prien, Jochen. (Translated from the German by David Johnston.) Jagdgeschwader 53: A History of the "Pik As" Geschwader, volume 2: May 1942 - January 1944. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military History, 1998.
Forthcoming from University Press of Kansas
Hayward. Stopped at Stalingrad: The Luftwaffe and Hitler's Defeat in the East, 1942-1943. Due in April.
Glantz. Stumbling Colossus: The Red Army on the Eve of World War. Due in May.
Glantz and House. When Titans Clashed: How the Red Army Stopped Hitler. Due this month.
Maureen and Frank have updated the online list of their aviation, naval, and military books in stock at the Jerboa-Redcap Books website.
The Military History Bookshop has mailed from London its "Catalogue of Books 1998-A" with forty densely packed pages of military titles from every imaginable era and publisher.
Now available from Presidio
Vedder, James S. Combat Surgeon on Iwo Jima with the 27th Marines. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1998. Softcover reprint.
Flanagan, General E. M. Corregidor: The Rock Force Assault. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1998. Softcover reprint.
The online inventory of T. Cadman has been updated with several hundred secondhand WWII-related books.
Jack and Jane Faber have mailed their latest printed catalog, #59. This one contains books by authors whose last name begins with "C" and "D" plus special sections on German-language books and official histories.
Munch, Karlheinz. Translated by Bo H. Friesen. Combat History of Schwere Panzerjaeger Abteilung 653, formerly the Sturmgeschutz Abteilung 197, 1940-1943. Winnipeg: J.J. Fedorowicz Publishing, 1997.
Graham Palmer has uploaded his inventory listings of over 5000 secondhand military books to his World War II Books website and its searchable database. His special category this month is books published by William Kimber.
Likewise, Ian Wilkinson of The Military Collector has freshened his online inventory and search engine with several thousand military titles.
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