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Now available from NIP
Wynn, Kenneth. U-Boat Operations of the Second World War, volume two: Career Histories, U511 - UIT25. Annapolis, MD: NIP, 1998
Adjust your bookmarks
Graham Palmer's UK-based World War II Books, probably the world's largest secondhand bookseller specializing in books about the Second World War, has moved its website -- featuring the full inventory of over 10,000 titles -- to a new location. In addition to the huge stock of books, the new site offers many personalized and interactive features worth checking out.
News from Col. David Glantz
His latest desktop-published title is now available:
"L'vov-Sandomierz 1944: The Soviet General Staff Study (July-August 1944). (242 pages). Includes 3 general maps, 10 terrain maps, 37 hand-drawn daily situation maps, and appendices covering Soviet order of battle, key command personnel, and personnel and equipment strengths and losses during the operation. Also contains 14 original maps in Russian."
"I will spend the fall writing the second book in my series on covered-up operations, this one on the massive Central and Western Front operation of February-March 1943, which the Soviet Stavka hoped would split the German Army's Eastern Front. Thereafter, but probably in spring 1999, I hope to begin work on my Stalingrad study. James Gebhardt, a superb editor-translator and author, will be adding other desktop titles to my catalogue throughout 1999."
J.H. Faber's printed "Catalogue No. 61" arrived here today with twenty pages of secondhand military books by authors whose last name begins with "F" and "G" plus an extensive selection of U.S. Army publications.
Pacifica Press is offering 20% off on all books purchased directly from their website now through September 30, 1998.
Now available from McFarland
Ellis, Robert B. See Naples and Die: A Ski Trooper's World War II Memoir. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company Inc, 1998. Softcover reprint
Paul Gaudette Books in Arizona has mailed the "August 1998" catalog with 48 pages of books in varying categories.
Brown, John Sloan. Draftee Division: The 88th Infantry Division in World War II. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1998.
Forthcoming from Grub Street
Polak. Stalin's Falcons: The Aces of the Red Star. Due in October
Now available from NIP
Three new releases from Naval Institute Press:
White, John F. U Boat Tankers: Submarine Suppliers to Atlantic Wolf Packs
Cynk, Jerzy B. The Polish Air Force at War: The Official History, 1939-1943. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military History, 1998
Cynk, Jerzy B. The Polish Air Force at War: The Official History, 1943-1945. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military History, 1998
Now available from Presidio
Cooper, Belton Y. Death Traps: The Survival of an American Armored Division in World War II. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1998
Military Book Club
Selections for September 1998:
Kutta and King. Impact
Now available from NOVA
Dupuy, Col. T. N. Understanding War: History and Theory of Combat. Falls Church, VA: NOVA Publications, 1998. Softcover reprint.
Jerboa-Redcap Books has updated its online inventory of military books with a fresh batch of titles ranging from pre-World War I to post-World War II.
Now available from Sharpe
Hatcher, Patrick Lloyd. North Atlantic Civilization at War: The World War II Battles of Sky, Sand, Snow, Sea, and Shore. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1998.
R. James Bender Publishing is offering a special 50% reduction on selected titles through 15 September.
Now available from Pacifica
Porter, R. Bruce with Eric Hammel. Ace!: A Marine Night-Fighter Pilot in World War II. Pacifica, CA: Pacifica Press, 1998. Softcover reprint.
Maureen and Frank recently mailed their printed "Supplement #9" with new and used titles. More available at their website.
Gordon, Bertram M. (editor) Historical Dictionary of World War II France: The Occupation, Vichy, and the Resistance, 1938-1946. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1998
Melton, George E. Darlan: Admiral and Statesman of France, 1881-1942. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1998
Another UK bookseller
Catalogs are flying fast and furious from England. Duncan Rogers of Helion & Company has mailed his thick "Military Book News No. 2" with loads of new titles and a "Hot off the press!" insert. From antiquity to modern times. Helion is also serving as distributor for a range of specialist publishers.
History Book Club
Selections for "Midsummer 1998"
Gannon. Black May
Forthcoming from Texas A & M
Blumenson. Bloody River: The Real Tragedy of the Rapido. Due in September
More news from the UK
Seems like every bookseller in the UK is sending out a catalog this month. The latest comes from Terence Wise: "Summer 1998" with 56 pages of secondhand military books (heavy on unit histories), used magazines, and ephemera.
Now available from Nafziger
Sharp, Charles. Red Hammers: Soviet Self-Propelled Artillery and Lend Lease Armor, 1941-1945. West Chester, OH: Nafziger, 1998.
Three titles of interest on the way from Air Research Publications:
Foreman. Fighter Command War Diaries, volume 2. Delayed until September.
The Naval & Military Press
From East Sussex The Naval & Military Press have mailed their current catalog, "Book List 32", filled with new military books and even their "Soldiers Died in the Great War" CD with a searchable database of British WWI losses compiled from 81 printed volumes of official records.
Quill. Spitfire: A Test Pilot's Story. Crecy. Due September 1998
Now available from Sarpedon
Halbrook, Stephen P. Target Switzerland: Swiss Armed Neutrality in World War II. Rockville Centre, NY: Sarpedon Publishers, 1998
King, Benjamin and Timothy Kutta. Impact: The History of Germany's V-Weapons in World War II. Rockville Centre, NY: Sarpedon Publishers, 1998
The kind folks at The Military History Bookshop on Bell Street have forwarded their latest catalog, "1998-C", with 48 pages of military stock. Very nicely done but, as always, a leading contender for the Bifocal Award for teeny-tiny print.
As a companion to yesterday's review of Bomber Offensive we have put together a short program of "structured reading" to survey the wartime campaign of the RAF's Bomber Command from the broadest grand strategic and economic vantages down to the view from the pilot's seat.
Welcome to the Web
Martin Noke and his wife Caroline, assisted by "the Aardvark" himself, have opened their new website for Aardvark Books with a couple thousand secondhand military titles, specializing in WWII and WWI. Their inventory is rapidly expanding and will be regularly updated on the Web, so keep an eye of them.
Harris, Sir Arthur. Bomber Offensive. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1998.
News from Smithsonian Institution Press
Stanley II, Roy M. To Fool a Glass Eye: Camouflage versus Photoreconnaissance in World War II
Sandler, Stanley. Segregated Skies: All-Black Combat Squadrons of World War II. Softcover reprint, due in October
News from Fedorowicz
From Canada, J.J. Fedorowicz Publishing sends news about four forthcoming titles:
Tiemann. The Liebstandarte, volume IV, part 2. Delayed until September.
The SB "Special Bargain" catalog, newly arrived, contains substantial numbers of notable military books at substantial price reductions.
Now available from Frank Cass
Maslov. Fallen Soviet Generals. London: Frank Cass, 1998
From Bufo Books in the UK comes the natty "Catalogue Choice Cuts" with 25 pages of secondhand military books, maps, and pamphlets.
Blood in the Sky: The Air War in the South Pacific (originally entitled "Deadly Geometry") by Eric Bergerud has been postponed by Westview Press until July 1999.
Now available from Schiffer
Schiffer Publishing announces release of two new titles:
Weidinger. Comrades to the End
Currie, Jack. Echoes in the Air: A Chronicle of Aeronautical Ghost Stories. Manchester, England: Crecy Publishing Limited, 1998
"Military History Catalogue #33" was recently mailed by Kisselburg Military Books of Stillwater, MN with 639 listings for secondhand WWII books. Today Paul uploaded an even larger inventory of his used WWII titles at his website.
Dick Gardner of Battery Books reports that his reprint of McClymont's To Greece volume of the New Zealand Official History series has been delayed until the end of the year.
News from David Glantz
Colonel Glantz recently dispatched news about his latest books:
"Atlas of Operation Blau, 28 June-18 November 1942. Consists of 185 maps and charts, including a wide range of German and Soviet archival maps. Maps depicts the tank battles west of Voronezh (July 1942), German operations in the great bend of the Don River, the capture of Rostov, combat on the distant and immediate approaches to Stalingrad, and combat in the city itself. As in previous volumes, all maps are in 11x17 format.
"Atlas of the Battle of Moscow, Vol. 2, the Soviet Offensive, 5 December 1941-20 April 1942. Consists of 176 large-format maps covering all operational and tactical aspects of this massive operation. The charts provide unprecedented data on comparative force strengths, which contradict virtually all existing sources.
"Belorussia 1944: The Soviet General Staff Study. The study is approximately 350 pages in length, and includes 80 terrain, general situation, and hand- drawn day-by-day operational and tactical maps of all aspects of the operation and appendices providing complete Soviet order of battle on 22 June 1944.
"Tentatively, in August 1998 I plan to complete translation and production of a similar study on the L'vov-Sandomiersz operation (July-August 1944). This will be the last desk-top volume to appear in 1998. Projects planned for 1999 include a second volume of the Stalingrad atlas covering all aspects of the Soviet counteroffensive and a volume on the Soviet advance to Warsaw in August-September 1944."
When the first of the month rolls around, many online booksellers update their webpages to display their latest stock lists. Here are three dealers with newly freshened pages:
Old Army Books uploaded over 4800 titles including World War I, World War II, Aviation, War of the Rebellion, American Wars of the 18th and 19th Centuries, Vietnam, Korea, Custer and the Indian Wars, British, and General Military.
The Military Collector uploaded over 4700 titles in topics including, among others, Airborne, Aviation, Commandos, Intelligence, Unit Histories, Minor Wars of the Twentieth Century, and Prisoners of War.
World War II Books uploaded over 6400 titles; other than a few World War I books, these are all WWII items including subjects such as Air Forces, HMSO, Regimental Histories, Navies, the Holocaust, and a special section for New Acquisitions. World War II Books has also, by the way, now switched to showing prices in dollars.
All three of these booksellers offer webpages for browsing plus search engines for locating books by author and title.
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