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From David Glantz
David Glantz reports on his current projects:
"This year the University Press of Kansas will publish two of my books: Operation Mars: Marshal Zhukov's Greatest Defeat (in April) and (with Jonathan House) The Battle of Kursk, 1943 (in the fall). The former has been accepted by the History Book Club.
"I am presently working on a follow-on to Stumbling Colossus, tentatively entitled Colossus Reborn: The Red Army in 1943. This will contain an exhaustive analysis of not only the entire Red Army force structure and OB in February and July 1943, but also considerable detail on lesser known entities such as railroad and road forces, construction forces, SPETZNAZ forces, and the obscure NKVD structure of internal and border guards forces.
"I will be publishing separate sections on OB and force structure and on NKVD forces (with numerous charts) as self-published volumes. I have halted the preparation of atlases since demand does not seem to justify the work involved."
Forthcoming from Pacifica Press
Feuer. FDR's Prisoner Spy. Previously published as "Bilibid Diary." Due in June
From Charles Whiting
The prolific Charles Whiting sends via his son news about several of his forthcoming titles:
The Battle of the Bulge: Britain's Untold Story. Due this month from Sutton Publishing
Rentz, Bill. Geronimo! U.S. Airborne Uniforms, Insignia & Equipment in World War II. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military History, 1999
Webster, David and Chris Nelson. Uniforms of the Soviet Union, 1918-1945. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military History, 1998
Now available from Stackpole
Balkoski, Joe. Beyond the Beachhead. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1999. Softcover reprint
Edward R. Hamilton's latest catalog, dated 15 January 1999, contains the usual assortment of discount-priced military titles from a variety of publishers.
Now available from Schiffer
Schiffer Publishing announces two new titles are now available:
Hatheway. In Perfect Formation
New addition to our History pages
Foreman, John. Fighter Command War Diaries, volume two: September 1940 to December 1941. Walton-on-Thames: Air Research Publications, 1998.
Forthcoming from Grub Street
The following titles are due from Grub Street in the next few months:
Franks. Conflict over the Bay. Due in April
Military Book Club
Selections for February 1999:
Whitlock. The Rock of Anzio
Now available from Ken Cook Company
School Rick and Jeff Rogers. Valor at Polebrook: The Last Flight of Ten Horsepower. Milwaukee, WI: Ken Cook Company, 1998
History Book Club
Selection for January:
Kershaw. Hitler, 1889-1936: Hubris.
Beckman, Morris. The Jewish Brigade: An Army with Two Masters. Rockville Centre, NY: Sarpedon, 1998
Now available from Air Research
Widfeldt, Bo and Rolph Wegmann. Making for Sweden, part 2: The United States Army Air Force. Walton-on-Thames, Surrey: Air Research Publications, 1998
The new "Special Winter Offering" catalog from Scholar's Bookshelf, while not as strong as their regular military catalog, contains several pages of WWII-related books.
Forthcoming from University of North Texas Press
Franco. Crossing the Pond: The Native American Effort in World War II. Due in April
Now available from Praeger
Sakamoto, Pamela Rotner. Japanese Diplomats and Jewish Refugees: A World War II Dilemma. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1998
Forthcoming from Texas A&M
Odom. After the Trenches: The Transformation of U.S. Army Doctrine, 1918-1939. Due in April
Bonn, Keith E. With Fire and Zeal: The 276th Infantry Regiment in World War II. Hampton, VA: Aegis Consulting Group, 1998
Newsprint from the UK
"Book List 35" from The Naval & Military Press landed on this side of the Atlantic today with a copious assortment of new military books in a wide range of wartime subjects.
Now available from Sarpedon
Greene, Jack and Alessandro Massignani. The Naval War in the Mediterranean, 1940-1943. Rockville Centre, NY: Sarpedon, 1999
Paul Kisselburg has mailed his "Military History Catalogue 36" for Kisselburg Military Books, smaller than usual, with 214 titles.
Now available from OUP
Boog, Horst et al. Germany and the Second World War, volume IV: The Attack on the Soviet Union. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999. This is the long-delayed, 1400-page account from the authoritative Miltargeschichtliches Forschungsamt.
Kiesling, Eugenia C. Arming Against Hitler: France and the Limits of Military Planning. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1996
Oxford University Press
The "British & European History" catalog for 1998-1999 just arrived from OUP with a wide range of high quality historical books, including a valuable selection of WWII titles. Most items are being offered at discount prices through the end of March.
Another important bookseller without an email address is J. H. Faber whose "Catalogue #63" arrived here today. In his usual rotating fashion, Jack this time presents books by authors whose last names begin with H, I, J, and K as well as a special section on books from the US Navy.
Now available from Combined
Gawne, Jon. Spearheading D-Day. Conshohocken, PA: Combined Books, 1999
The gang at Bufo Books sends along catalog "Coo-Coo" (always with the funny names, Bufo) amounting to thirty pages covering assorted topics. They appear to have an email address these days, email@example.com, but they seem to be a bit reluctant to have it used for ordering purposes.
Now available from Presidio
Mrazek, James. The Fall of Eben Emael. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1999. Softcover reprint.
Frank and Maureen have mailed "Supplement #14" to the Jerboa-Redcap Books catalog.
At the same time visitors were voting on the Top Ten new books of 1998, we asked several authors of notable WWII-related titles to tell us about their five all-time favorite World War II books.
Website update #1
Tom Cadman has updated the inventory of secondhand World War II books at his T. Cadman Books website.
Website update #2
Tom Petteys has updated the inventory of new World War II books at his Aberdeen Books website.
Forthcoming from Schiffer
Watch for these new titles from Schiffer:
Yerger. Waffen-SS Commanders, volume 2 Delayed until February
The Scholar's Bookshelf
From Scholars comes their "Winter Military History" catalog with "over 1800 titles" and "more than 500 first-time offerings."
The friendly folks at Classic Books in the UK have refurbished their website and it's well worth having a look at their current books and future plans, especially with the recent Top Ten success of their Me 262 series.
Although Antheil Booksellers still don't have a website or email address, they have a nice inventory and their catalog #177 is now available with 48 pages of new and used military books.
Now available from Greenhill
Rohwer, Jurgen. Axis Submarine Successes of World War Two, 1939-1945. London: Greenhill Books, 1998. This revised and expanded edition is currently available from Greenhill for customers in the UK; the US edition will be available from Naval Institute Press later this year.
Banks, Arthur. Wings of the Dawning: The Battle for the Indian Ocean, 1939-1945. Upton-upon-Severn, UK: Malvern Publishing Company, 1996
The latest website revisions by Old Army include a batch of over 4000 secondhand military titles in categories ranging from the American Civil War to World War I to World War II to Vietnam. The inventory can be browsed by subject as well as searched for key words.
After two months of voting, the polls closed at the stroke of the new year and we have now tallied and posted the winners.
From West Yorkshire, England, Ian Wilkinson of The Military Collector reports he is in the process of closing his bookstore in favor of full-time Web-based book sales. As of today, his shop is open only on weekends and by the end of March it will be empty and locked. Not to fear though, his huge inventory is available at his website and in fact was today updated with several thousand fresh secondhand military titles. Buy now and save Ian the trouble of lugging home so many heavy boxes!
Graham Palmer today uploaded a file of in excess of 11,000 secondhand titles to his World War II Books website. These items can be searched by general category, by hundreds of specialized topics, by author's name, by title, and by description.
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