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Forthcoming from Schiffer
Bob Biondi sends word of a barrage of new titles coming from Schiffer:
Glenn. For King & Country: British Airborne Uniforms, Insignia & Equipment in WWII. Due in August
Tom Petteys of Aberdeen Books, specializing in new WWII titles, has freshened his online inventory with more than a thousand pristine books.
Forthcoming from Garland Publishing
Sandler. World War II in the Pacific. Companion to World War II in Europe: An Encyclopedia. Dune in June 2000.
History Book Club
Selections from the HBC for Spring 1999:
Smith. A History of the Gurkhas
Balkoski, Joseph. Beyond the Beachhead: The 29th Infantry Division in Normandy. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1999. (Revised edition)
Paul Kisselburg continues his new monthly schedule of issuing printed catalogs -- each one featuring an entirely fresh selection of secondhand titles -- with "Kisselburg Military Books Military History Catalogue ~ 38".
While more and more booksellers abandon printed catalogs, or at least de-emphasize them, in favor of displaying and selling inventory on the Web, a few old hands continue to glue postage stamps to paper. An example is "Catalog 178" from Antheil with 48 pages of new and used "naval, maritime, aviation, and military" titles. No website, no email; you'll need to glue down some stamps of your own to get a copy or place an order.
Zabecki, David T. (editor) World War II in Europe: An Encyclopedia. New York: Garland Publishing, Inc, 1999
Frank and Maureen have mailed their "Supplement #16" for Jerboa-Redcap Books with new and used military titles and also a selection of regimental badges. They'll be at these two shows in April:
9 and 10 April: New Jersey Historical Miniatures Association in Somerset, NJ
Edward R. Hamilton's printed "Bargain Books" catalog for 12 March 1999 is arriving in mailboxes with a larger-than-usual assortment of WWII-related titles, many of them at extreme discounts.
News from NIP
The latest report from Naval Institute Press in Annapolis brings word of many excellent new and forthcoming titles:
Now available from NIP:
Rohwer. Axis Submarine Successes of World War II. Revised edition
And on the way from NIP:
Mulligan. Neither Sharks nor Wolves: The Men of Germany's U-Boat Arm. Due in April
Military Book Club
Offerings for May 1999:
McDonald. Company Commander
Marching toward the new millenium
Peter L. Jackson of Peter L. Jackson Military Books in Toronto is the latest mail order purveyor of secondhand military books who is moving to a Web-based model for his business. He reports that after almost thirty years of paper and ink he will be sharply curtailing or halting the use of printed catalogs in favor of displaying his wares at his website.
Paul Kisselburg has uploaded listings for more than 2300 secondhand WWII-related books to his website. Some very nice items available there. He has also loaded his stock into our searchable database where his books can be sought be author, title, or description.
Now available from Praeger
Rickard. Patton at Bay: The Lorraine Campaign, September to December 1944. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1999
News from Jon Gawne
Jon Gawne recently provided some information on his newest title and his next ones:
"Spearheading D-Day sold out about as soon as it arrived. It's now being reprinted and due back in stock in about a month.
"I am currently working on These Are My Credentials: The Campaign for Brittany and the Battle for Brest. Scheduled for Christmas 1999, from Histoire et Collections (distributed in the US by Combined Books) this will be a history of this often overlooked aspect of the ETO. Heavily illustrated with period photos, color reconstructions of the uniforms worn, T/O charts and maps. What I am attempting to do is come up with a book that will not only cover the campaign, but provide an understanding of the organization and operation of the US Army in this post breakout phase. Thus if I do it right, it'll be a book that readers not interested in Brittany will still get something out of.
"I've also started preliminary work on Ghosts of the ETO about the only U.S. operational tactical deception unit in the ETO. Thanks to some unprecedented assistance from veterans, a number of absolutely remarkable stories about these guys are coming out. Stuff that just astounds me...and that's not easy to do!"
Mark Yerger reports:
"For eastern USA readers an uncoming event is of interest. May 8th is the mid-Atlantic military book and papers fair. Dozens of WWII book dealers with new, used, and out-of-print titles. I always run out of money before titles wanted. It is at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Rd, Timonium MD. Sat May 8th 10am to 5 pm. I see many dealers from your site there and well worth attending."
The new "Spring 1999" catalog from University Press of Kansas reminds us of two forthcoming titles:
Glantz. Zhukov's Greatest Defeat: The Red Army's Epic Disaster in Operation Mars, 1942. Due in April
Now available from NIP
Busch, Rainer and Hans-Joachim Roll. German U-Boat Commanders of World War II: A Biographical Dictionary. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1999
Forthcoming from Purdue
Fischer. Albania at War, 1939-1945. Due from Purdue University Press in April.
Forthcoming from Stackpole
The latest news from Stackpole Books:
Macksey. Invasion: The Alternate History of the German Invasion of England, July 1940. Softcover reprint. Due later this month
News from Croatia
Grab your Croat-English dictionaries.
Ferdinando D'Amico, co-author of Air War Italy, 1944-45, reports from Italy that he has received a copy of a new book by Danijel Frka, Josip Novak, and Sinisa Pogacic covering the Croatian air force in World War II from "P.c. graficke usluge of Zagreb."
"It is truly a magnificent work, full of completely unpublished photographs (all of exceptionally good quality!), beautiful colour profiles and even a section of colour photographs! All in 367 pages (8'1/4 x 11'3/4 size) printed with the highest quality.... I cannot say much about the text, not reading Croat, but I'm sure it is up to the same level.
"Frka and his two co-authors will have an English version of it published this year.... In the meantime, stay on the lookout: this is the most beautiful title coming from the East for a long time!"
Tons of great military book inventory has just been added to the Aardvark Books website where visitors can search and browse through WWI and WWII titles.
Cosner, Shaaron and Victoria Cosner. Women under the Third Reich: A Biographical Dictionary. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1998
Sakamoto, Pamela Rotner. Japanese Diplomats and Jewish Refugees: A World War II Dilemma. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1998
Evleth, Donna. (Compiler) The Authorized Press in Vichy and German-Occupied France, 1940-1944. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1999
Lee, Loyd E. (Editor) World War II in Asia and the Pacific and the War's Aftermath, with General Themes: A Handbook of Literature and Research. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1998.
Now available from NIP
Rohwer, Jurgen. Axis Submarine Successes of World War II: German, Italian and Japanese Submarine Successes, 1939-1945. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1999. Revised edition. Available in the UK from Greenhill Books.
Not to be confused with their Military History catalog, the History catalog for "Spring 1999" from Scholar's Bookshelf is in the mail with several pages of WWII-related books plus separate sections on "Hitler and Nazism" and "The Holocaust".
Now available from Greenhill
These two are "just now available" in the UK from Greenhill Books:
Bush and Roll German U-Boat Commanders of World War II. US edition forthcoming from Naval Institute Press
Naming the name, setting the date
Lynne Rienner Publishers reports that Walter Dunn's forthcoming book has been retitled Soviet Blitzkrieg: The Battle for White Russia, 1944 and has been delayed until March, 2000.
Now available from Columbia
Benz, Wolfgang. The Holocaust: A German Historian Examines the Genocide. New York: Columbia University Press, 1999
News from Rex Trye
Accelerated in the wake of the very successful Royal Hungarian Army from Axis Europa, author Rex Trye informs us that "...my new book (Mussolini's Afrika Korp) will be available in April not June as previously mentioned" from Axis Europa.
Now available from Sutton
Zaloga, Steven. Red Army Handbook, 1939-1945. Stroud, UK: Sutton, 1999
Military Book Club
Selections for April 1999:
Kaufmann and Jurga. Fortress Europe: European Fortifications of World War II
The new month continues to bring new stock on the inventory pages of online booksellers. Two of the latest updated sites include Old Army and T. Cadman, each with a fresh load of secondhand military titles.
Now available from Schiffer
Yerger, Mark. Waffen-SS Commanders, volume two: Krueger to Zimmermann. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, 1999
World War II Books and The Military Collector have undertaken massive monthly inventory updates putting thousands of secondhand military titles at their respective websites for browsing and searching.
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