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From David Glantz
31 January 1999

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
31 January 1999

Feuer. FDR's Prisoner Spy. Previously published as "Bilibid Diary." Due in June

From Charles Whiting
30 January 1999

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

Heydrich, Henchman of Death. Due in February from Leo Cooper

The Great Wall of Germany. Due in June from Spellmount

Hemingway Goes to War. Due in June from Sutton

Forgotten Army: U.S. 7th Army. Due later in the year from Sarpedon

New arrivals
29 January 1999

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
29 January 1999

Balkoski, Joe. Beyond the Beachhead. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1999. Softcover reprint

29 January 1999

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
28 January 1999

Schiffer Publishing announces two new titles are now available:

Hatheway. In Perfect Formation

Prien. JG 53, volume three

New addition to our History pages
27 January 1999

We have today added "Operation Felix: Assault on Gibraltar" to our online History pages.

New arrival
26 January 1999

Foreman, John. Fighter Command War Diaries, volume two: September 1940 to December 1941. Walton-on-Thames: Air Research Publications, 1998.


Forthcoming from Grub Street
26 January 1999

The following titles are due from Grub Street in the next few months:

Franks. Conflict over the Bay. Due in April

Shores. Duel for the Sky. Softcover edition due in April

Page. Shot Down in Flames. Due in May

Military Book Club
25 January 1999

Selections for February 1999:

Whitlock. The Rock of Anzio

Lucas. Fighting in Hell

Gawne. Spearheading D-Day

Mrazek. The Fall of Eben Emael

Now available from Ken Cook Company
25 January 1999

School Rick and Jeff Rogers. Valor at Polebrook: The Last Flight of Ten Horsepower. Milwaukee, WI: Ken Cook Company, 1998

History Book Club
25 January 1999

Selection for January:

Kershaw. Hitler, 1889-1936: Hubris.

New arrival
24 January 1999

Beckman, Morris. The Jewish Brigade: An Army with Two Masters. Rockville Centre, NY: Sarpedon, 1998


Now available from Air Research
23 January 1999

Widfeldt, Bo and Rolph Wegmann. Making for Sweden, part 2: The United States Army Air Force. Walton-on-Thames, Surrey: Air Research Publications, 1998

Scholar's Bookshelf
23 January 1999

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
22 January 1999

Franco. Crossing the Pond: The Native American Effort in World War II. Due in April

Now available from Praeger
22 January 1999

Sakamoto, Pamela Rotner. Japanese Diplomats and Jewish Refugees: A World War II Dilemma. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1998

Forthcoming from Texas A&M
22 January 1999

Odom. After the Trenches: The Transformation of U.S. Army Doctrine, 1918-1939. Due in April

New arrival
21 January 1999

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
20 January 1999

"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
20 January 1999

Greene, Jack and Alessandro Massignani. The Naval War in the Mediterranean, 1940-1943. Rockville Centre, NY: Sarpedon, 1999

19 January 1999

Paul Kisselburg has mailed his "Military History Catalogue 36" for Kisselburg Military Books, smaller than usual, with 214 titles.

Now available from OUP
18 January 1999

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.

New arrival
17 January 1999

Kiesling, Eugenia C. Arming Against Hitler: France and the Limits of Military Planning. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1996


Oxford University Press
15 January 1999

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.

14 January 1999

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
13 January 1999

Gawne, Jon. Spearheading D-Day. Conshohocken, PA: Combined Books, 1999

12 January 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,, but they seem to be a bit reluctant to have it used for ordering purposes.

Now available from Presidio
11 January 1999

Mrazek, James. The Fall of Eben Emael. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1999. Softcover reprint.

11 January 1999

Frank and Maureen have mailed "Supplement #14" to the Jerboa-Redcap Books catalog.

Favorite books
10 January 1999

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.

Favorite Books

Website update #1
9 January 1999

Tom Cadman has updated the inventory of secondhand World War II books at his T. Cadman Books website.

Website update #2
9 January 1999

Tom Petteys has updated the inventory of new World War II books at his Aberdeen Books website.

Forthcoming from Schiffer
8 January 1999

Watch for these new titles from Schiffer:

Yerger. Waffen-SS Commanders, volume 2 Delayed until February

Carey. The Reluctant Raiders: VB/VPB-109 in World War II. Due in April

Speer. The Debden Warriors: The 4th Fighter Group in World War II. Due in February

Schmeelke. The German U-Boat Bunkers. Due in February

Devey. Jagd Tiger, volume one: Technical History. Due in April

Devey. Jagd Tiger, volume two: Operational History. Due in June

The Scholar's Bookshelf
7 January 1999

From Scholars comes their "Winter Military History" catalog with "over 1800 titles" and "more than 500 first-time offerings."

Classic Books
6 January 1999

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.

5 January 1999

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
4 January 1999

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.

New arrival
3 January 1999

Banks, Arthur. Wings of the Dawning: The Battle for the Indian Ocean, 1939-1945. Upton-upon-Severn, UK: Malvern Publishing Company, 1996


Old Army
2 January 1999

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.

Top Ten
1 January 1999

After two months of voting, the polls closed at the stroke of the new year and we have now tallied and posted the winners.

Top Ten Books of 1998

Shop closing
1 January 1999

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!

Inventory update
1 January 1999

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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