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The Military Press
From Buckinghamshire in the UK comes a fresh catalog from The Military Press with information on a number of their publications including The Armies of the Indian Princely States (a series covering each in turn with material from the 18th Century through WWII) and The German Army 1933-1945 ("the most detailed study to be published in English to date").
Now available from New Military Publishing
Filling a niche within a niche, New Military Publishing has released a line of titles about women in the Soviet armed forces on the Russian Front:
Cottam, K.J. Women in the Air War: The Eastern Front of World War II
Military Book Club
Flanagan. Corregidor: The Rock Force Assault
Sharp, Charles C. Soviet Order of Battle World War II, volume XII: Red Hammers: Soviet Self-Propelled Artillery and Lend Lease Armor, 1941-1945. West Chester, OH: George F. Nafziger, 1998
Catalog #176 from Antheil Booksellers arrived today. This runs to 48 pages with over 1200 new and secondhand military titles including a large proportion of WWII-related books.
Paul Kisselburg recently dispatched his "Military History Catologue 34" with almost 600 choice secondhand WWII titles. See also the online inventory for Kisselburg Military Books.
Whitlock, Flint. The Rock of Anzio: From Sicily to Dachau: A History of the 45th Infantry Division. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1998
Forthcoming from Crecy
Today's mail brings news of four titles from Crecy due in November, all softcover editions:
Stokes. Wings Aflame
Now available from Specialty Press
Specialty Press, publisher as well as exclusive American distributor for a number of important British military presses, announces availability of several new titles:
Sharpe. U-Boat Fact File
Schiffer Books has opened its new website.
News from Pacifica
Forthcoming titles from Pacifica:
Hammel. Guadalcanal: Starvation Island. Softcover reprint due January 1999
Seidl, Hans D. Stalin's Eagles: An Illustrated Study of the Soviet Aces of World War II and Korea. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military History, 1998.
News from Schiffer
Now available from Schiffer:
Whitney. Vee's for VictoryForthcoming:
Webster and Nelson. Uniforms of the Soviet Union. Due in October
The War Room Bookshop
Tom Paragian has revised, enhanced, and expanded his War Room website with a variety of new features and services plus a wide new selection of WWII propaganda posters.
Check the Aardvark website for their newly updated online inventory featuring over 3400 secondhand military books with an emphasis on the Second World War.
Catalog from Skokie
Having not heard from Articles of War in awhile, it was very nice to receive their "Catalogue 70: A Selection of New Books on Military History" with 29 pages of books from Napoleonic Wars through post-1945.
Beginning our fourth year
Today marks the third anniversary of the Stone & Stone Second World War Books website and we'd like to take this opportunity to thank all the authors, publishers, editors, booksellers, and visitors -- not necessarily in that order! -- who have helped us over the years as we've become the number one online source for information about WWII-related books.
If you compare our humble beginnings to what we're doing today, we think you'll agree we've made a great deal of progress. We promise to make even more progress in presenting WWII-related information-- and in fact we'll be unveiling new features and services in the very near future.
The Naval & Military Press
"Book List 33" from The Naval & Military Press brings sixteen newsprint pages of military books and the "Soldiers Died in the Great War" CD.
Now available from Texas A & M
Blumenson, Martin. Bloody River: The Real Tragedy of the Rapido. College Station, TX: Texas A & M University Press. Softcover reprint.
Prados, Edward F. (editor) Neptunus Rex: Naval Stories of the Normandy Invasion, June 6, 1944. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1998.
Kidder, Rolland E. A Hometown Went to War: Rememberances of World War II. Chatauqua, NY: Sandy Bottom Press, 1996.
Williston, Floyd. Through Footless Halls of Air: The Stories of a Few of the Many Who Failed to Return. Burnstown, Ontario: General Store Publishing House, 1996.
News from Greg Urwin
"I just received a $2,500 Marine Corps Heritage Foundation Research Grant to do some research at the Marine Corps Historical Center in Washington, D.C., for my next book, Victory in Defeat: The Defenders of Wake Island as Prisoners of War. It will be the sequel to my Facing Fearful Odds: The Siege of Wake Island."
The Edward R. Hamilton "Bargain Books" catalog for September 4, 1998 contains a small selection of WWII-related titles at sharply reduced prices.
"Supplement #10" arrived today from Jerboa-Redcap Books with a few pages of military titles.
Wynn, Kenneth. U-Boat Operations of the Second World War, Volume 2: Career Histories, U511-UIT25. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1998.
Now available from Trzaska
Trzaska, Frank (editor) Bayonets, Knives & Scabbards: United States Army Edged Weapons Report, 1917 thru 1945. Deptford, NJ: Trzaska, 1998.
Military Book Club
JUNGCO is a partnership between Jeff Young and Dan Meinz, who have co-authored two books dealing with German WWII documents. They also sell a limited number of original German WWII documents, as well as writing periodic informative articles of interest to document collectors. Jeff and Dan have now opened a new website to showcase their books, documents, and information about collecting.
Oxford University Press reports the oft-postponed Germany and the Second World War, volume IV: The Attack on the Soviet Union -- originally scheduled for publication two years ago -- has been delayed again. According to OUP, "There is no due date we can reliably cite."
Paul Gaudette has mailed catalogs for "List 9895: Airborne, Elite Units, Guerillas, Resistance, Foreign Legion" and "List 98100: Espionage, Resistance".
Now available from R.A. Cline
Cline, Rick. Escort Carrier WWII: War in the Pacific on the Aircraft Carrier USS Petrof Bay. Placentia, CA: R.A. Cline, 1998
Glantz, David M. Kharkov, 1942: Anatomy of a Military Disaster. Rockville Centre, NY: Sarpedon, 1998
Glantz, David M. and Harold S. Orenstein (translators and editors) Belorussia 1944: The Soviet General Staff Study. Carlisle, PA: Glantz, 1998
Tom Cadman has updated his online inventory files with information on a fresh batch of secondhand WWII titles.
From Burnstown, Ontario come three books about the Second World War from General Store Publishing House:
The "Fall 1998 Military History" catalog is now available from Scholar's Bookshelf with 24 pages of WWII-related books as well as a wide assortment of other military titles.
Aberdeen Bookstore has uploaded a fresh inventory of new WWII books in fourteen different categories including Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, War in the Pacific, Eastern Front, etc. Aberdeen will be closed from 18 September through 25 September while Tom takes a well-earned vacation, so get your orders in now.
Now available from Brassey's
Fitzpatrick, Jim. The Bicycle in Wartime. Washington, DC: Brassey's, 1998
History Book Club
Selections for September 1998:
Fritzsche. Germans into Nazis
Now available from Schiffer
Riebenstahl. German Combat Engineers in World War II. Atlgen, PA: Schiffer, 1998
Pieces of History
Catalog "BK18" arrives from POH with 64 pages of books on military history; medals, badges, and insignia; weapons; and world aviation.
From Old Army
As is his custom on the first of each month, Bruce Halsted has updated his Old Army Books online inventory with a wide assortment of secondhand military books, this month amounting to nearly 4600 titles.
News from Marc Rikmenspoel
"My book Soldiers of the Waffen-SS: Many Nations, One Motto has just been announced for release by J.J. Fedorowicz at about the end of October. It will have roughly 480 pages and 800 photos. These show a wide variety of units between 1934 and 1945. A quarter of the photos show European volunteers and their units, and the coverage of the Narva-Tannenberg campaign in particular is out of proportion to the rest of the material. I am happy about this because photos on this battle are so rarely seen in English language publications (or other languages for that matter).
"The captions to the photos are extremely detailed. I hope this will be seen as a welcome change of pace from the "SS grenadier in Russia" sort of caption sometimes seen elsewhere. I was fortunate to receive detailed information for many privately owned photos, while research into SS war reporters helped to properly identify many press release shots.
"My book also has 25 wartime documents, mainly involving Knight's Cross winners. Several Norwegian documents (such as for the Frontfighters Badge) signed by Vidkun Quisling are included. I also added two appendices. One lists all of the consecutively numbered Waffen-SS regiments by division, and explains the meaning of their various honor titles. The other lists 174 men who graduated from the 9. Shortened Wartime Class at the SS-Junkerschule Bad Toelz and the concurrent (for three months) 1. Course for Germanic Officers. These were non-German classes, and each graduate is listed with his nationality and a summary of his career. Around a score of these officers are seen in photographs in various parts of the book, and reading about them offers a far greater impact than seeing mere lists of the number of European officers. I hope it will give readers a different perspective on the Waffen-SS."
Ian Wilkinson of the Military Collector has uploaded almost 5000 fresh secondhand military titles to his website where they can be browsed by category and searched by author and title.
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