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Forthcoming from Schiffer
30 September 1998

Schiffer Publishing reports that Mark Yerger's Waffen-SS Commanders, volume two is scheduled for publication in January 1999.

The Military Press
30 September 1998

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
29 September 1998

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

Cottam, K.J. Women in War and Resistance: Selected Biographies of Soviet Women Soldiers

Cottam, K.J. On the Road to Stalingrad: Memoirs of a Woman Machine Gunner

Cottam, K.J. Defending Leningrad: Women behind Enemy Lines

Military Book Club
28 September 1998

November selections:

Flanagan. Corregidor: The Rock Force Assault

Macksey. The Hitler Options

Vedder. Combat Surgeon

Scutts. B-26 Marauder Units of the Eighth and Ninth Air Forces

New arrival
27 September 1998

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


26 September 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.

From Kisselburg
25 September 1998

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.

New arrival
24 September 1998

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
23 September 1998

Today's mail brings news of four titles from Crecy due in November, all softcover editions:

Stokes. Wings Aflame

Gibson. Enemy Coast Ahead

Rawnsley and Wright. Night Fighter

Bennett. Pathfinder

Now available from Specialty Press
22 September 1998

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

Bowman. Wellington: The Geodetic Giant

Verity. We Landed by Moonlight

Bingham. Merlin Power: The Growl behind Airpower in World War II

Turner. The Battle of Britain

Gray. The 55th Fighter Group vs. the Luftwaffe

Schiffer online
21 September 1998

Schiffer Books has opened its new website.

News from Pacifica
21 September 1998

Forthcoming titles from Pacifica:

Hammel. Guadalcanal: Starvation Island. Softcover reprint due January 1999

Hammel. Guadalcanal: Decision at Sea. Softcover reprint due January 1999

Anderson. To Fly and Fight. Delyaed to July 1999

Hammel and Lane. Bloody Tarawa. Delayed to August 1999

Hammel. Carrier Strike. Delayed to "late 1999 or early 2000"

New arrival
20 September 1998

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
19 September 1998

Now available from Schiffer:

Whitney. Vee's for Victory

Maguire. Gooney Birds & Ferry Tales

Kliment and Nakladal. Hitler's First Ally: Armed Forces of the Slovak State


Webster and Nelson. Uniforms of the Soviet Union. Due in October

Fletcher. Mr. Churchill's Tank: The British Infantry Tank Mk IV. Due in November

Evans. Third Reich Belt Buckles. Due in December

Toliver and Constable. Fighter General Adolf Galland. Expanded and revised edition; due in December.

Rentz. Geronimo! U.S. Airborne Uniforms, Insignia & Equipment of World War II. Due in December.

Prien. JG 53, volume three. Delayed until January 1999

MacLean. The Field Men: The SS Officers of the Einsatzkommando. Due spring 1999.

The War Room Bookshop
18 September 1998

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.

16 September 1998

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
16 September 1998

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
15 September 1998

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
14 September 1998

"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
14 September 1998

Blumenson, Martin. Bloody River: The Real Tragedy of the Rapido. College Station, TX: Texas A & M University Press. Softcover reprint.

New arrivals
13 September 1998

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
13 September 1998

"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."

12 September 1998

The Edward R. Hamilton "Bargain Books" catalog for September 4, 1998 contains a small selection of WWII-related titles at sharply reduced prices.

12 September 1998

"Supplement #10" arrived today from Jerboa-Redcap Books with a few pages of military titles.

New arrival
11 September 1998

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
10 September 1998

Trzaska, Frank (editor) Bayonets, Knives & Scabbards: United States Army Edged Weapons Report, 1917 thru 1945. Deptford, NJ: Trzaska, 1998.

Military Book Club
10 September 1998

October selections:

Young. Trapped at Pearl Harbor

Williamson. Infantry Aces of the Reich

Tillman. Helldiver Units of World War 2

Ellis and Chamberlain. The 88: The Flak/Pak 8.8cm

McManus. The Deadly Brotherhood

New website
9 September 1998

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.

Delayed again
9 September 1998

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."

8 September 1998

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
8 September 1998

Cline, Rick. Escort Carrier WWII: War in the Pacific on the Aircraft Carrier USS Petrof Bay. Placentia, CA: R.A. Cline, 1998

New arrivals
5 September 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


Cadman Update
5 September 1998

Tom Cadman has updated his online inventory files with information on a fresh batch of secondhand WWII titles.

General Store
5 September 1998

From Burnstown, Ontario come three books about the Second World War from General Store Publishing House:

Williston, Floyd. Through Footless Halls of Air: The Stories of a Few of the Many Who Failed to Return

Gardam, John. Fifty Years After

Kennedy, Squadron Leader I.F. Black Crosses off my Wingtip

5 September 1998

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 Update
4 September 1998

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
3 September 1998

Fitzpatrick, Jim. The Bicycle in Wartime. Washington, DC: Brassey's, 1998

History Book Club
3 September 1998

Selections for September 1998:

Fritzsche. Germans into Nazis

Campbell. The SA Generals and the Rise of Nazism

Now available from Schiffer
3 September 1998

Riebenstahl. German Combat Engineers in World War II. Atlgen, PA: Schiffer, 1998

Pieces of History
2 September 1998

Catalog "BK18" arrives from POH with 64 pages of books on military history; medals, badges, and insignia; weapons; and world aviation.

From Old Army
1 September 1998

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
1 September 1998

"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."

Inventory up
1 September 1998

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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