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Articles of War
31 March 1998

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
30 March 1998

R. James Bender Publishing announces two upcoming titles:

Saris and Smith. Headgear of Hitler's Germany, volume three. Due in May.

Postcards of the Third Reich, volume two. Due in May.


Forthcoming from Greenwood
29 March 1998

Rasor. The China-Burma-India Campaign, 1931-1945: Historiography and Annotated Bibliography. Due in April.


Now available from Schiffer
28 March 1998

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
28 March 1998

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."


New arrival
27 March 1998

Kieser, Egbert. Hitler on the Doorstep: Operation 'Sea Lion': The German Plan to Invade Britain, 1940. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1997.

Review


Forthcoming from Grub Street
26 March 1998

From the newest Grub Street catalog:

Lucas. Thanks for the Memories: Unforgettable Characters in Air Warfare, 1939-1945. April

Caldwell. The JG 26 War Diary, volume two: 1943-1945. August

Polack. Stalin's Falcons: The Aces of the Red Star. October

Franks and Zimmerman. U-Boat versus Aircraft. September

Shores. Aces High, volume two. November

Rolfe. To Hell and Back. March


Now available from Presidio
25 March 1998

Mitcham Jr., Samuel W. Rommel's Greatest Victory: The Desert Fox and the Fall of Tobruk, Spring 1942. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1998.


Jerboa
24 March 1998

"Supplement #4 - April/May 1998" from Jerboa-Redcap Books brings six pages of new and used military, naval, and aviation titles.


Still delayed
24 March 1998

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.


New arrival
23 March 1998

Gailey, Harry. The Liberation of Guam, 21 July - 10 August 1944. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1997. (Softcover reprint of 1988 edition.)

Review


Wise
23 March 1998

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
22 March 1998

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.


New arrival
20 March 1998

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.

Review


Now available from NIP
20 March 1998

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
19 March 1998

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.


Gaudette
18 March 1998

The March 1998 catalog from Paul Gaudette Books brings 48 pages of titles, this time devoted exclusively to WWII Aviation.


Kisselburg
17 March 1998

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
16 March 1998

Sonnenberg, Rhonda. Still We Danced Forward: World War II and the Writer's Life. Washington, DC: Brassey's, 1998.


Scholar's
16 March 1998

The "Spring History" list from Scholar's Bookshelf includes two pages of WWII titles, a subset of Scholar's military catalog.


New arrival
15 March 1998

Phillips, N. C. Italy, volume 1: The Sangro to Cassino. Nashville, TN: The Battery Press, Inc, 1998.

Review


Now available from Brassey's
11 March 1998

Snow, Crocker. Log Book: A Pilot's Life. Washington, DC: Brassey's, 1997.


Military Book Club
10 March 1998

Selections for April 1998:

Prefer. Patton's Ghost Corps

Long. MacArthur

Price. The Luftwaffe in Camera

Doyle, Jentz and Badrocke. Panther Variants 1942-1945

Williamson and Pavlovic. U-Boat Crews 1914-45


The Bookman
9 March 1998

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.


New arrivals
8 March 1998

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.

Reviews


Hayles
7 March 1998

Derek Hayles has dispatched "Military List No. 60" with almost 500 secondhand military titles.


Forthcoming from Greenwood
7 March 1998

Gordon. Historical Dictionary of World War II France. Due this month.

Melton. Darlan: Myth and Reality. Due in June.


Battlefield Books
5 March 1998

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.


New arrival
5 March 1998

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.

Review


Forthcoming from University Press of Kansas
5 March 1998

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.


Jerboa
4 March 1998

Maureen and Frank have updated the online list of their aviation, naval, and military books in stock at the Jerboa-Redcap Books website.


From London
4 March 1998

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
4 March 1998

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.


Cadman
3 March 1998

The online inventory of T. Cadman has been updated with several hundred secondhand WWII-related books.


Faber
2 March 1998

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.


New arrival
1 March 1998

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.

Review


More updates
1 March 1998

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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