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Now available from Schiffer
30 April 1999

Four titles have been newly released by Schiffer Publishing:

Hogel, Georg U-Boat Emblems of WWII, 1939-1945

Quassowski, Hans (editor). Twelve Years with Hitler: A History of 1. Kompanie Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler, 1933-1945

Devey, Andrew. JagdTiger, volume one: Technical History

Devey, Andrew. JagdTiger, volume two: Operational History

Forthcoming from MBI
29 April 1999

Lande. Rommel in North Africa. Due from Motorbooks International (distributed by Haynes Publishing) in May.

Articles of War
28 April 1999

Bob Ruman has updated his Articles of War website with over 4500 new and secondhand military books covering wars ranging from ancient history to modern day, all accessible for browsing by topic and searching by author, title, and description.

Now available from Pacifica
26 April 1999

Pergrin, Col. David E. and Eric Hammel. First Across the Rhine: The 291st Engineer Combat Battalion in France, Belgium, and Germany. Pacifica, CA: Pacifica Press, 1999. Softcover edition

Forthcoming from Air Research
22 April 1999

Simon Parry reports that Air Research has moved its website to a new location, and they have a strong lineup of new titles due later this year:

Foreman. Fighter Command War Diaries, volume 3. Due in August

Bowman. Castles in the Air: The Story of B-17 Crews of the US 8th Air Force. Due in August

Parry. Beaufighter: In Focus. Due in November

Hall and Quinlan. Kampfgeschwader 55: In Focus. Due in October

Forthcoming from Crecy
22 April 1999

The latest news from Crecy:

Smith. Straight Down! The Story of US Dive Bombers in World War II. Due late this year

Goss. The Fighters' Battle: Personal Accounts of the Battle of Britain by Luftwaffe Fighter Crews. Due late this year

Goss. The Bombers' Battle: Personal Accounts of the Battle of Britain by Luftwaffe Bomber Crews. Crecy Publishing Ltd. Due late this year

Now available from Stackpole
21 April 1999

Parker, Danny. The Battle of the Bulge: View from the German High Command. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1999. Published in the UK by Greenhill.

The Naval & Military Press
21 April 1999

"Book List 37" has arrived from The Naval & Military Press with "Fine books -- excellent service -- remarkable value".

Now available from Seven Hills
20 April 1999

Ruston, Colin. Spectator in Hell: A British Soldier's Extraordinary Story. Windsor Forest, Berkshire, UK: Pharoah Press, 1999. Distributed in the US by Seven Hills

19 April 1999

Frank and Maureen have mailed "Supplement #17" for Jerboa-Redcap Books with six pages of new and used military and aviation titles.

Now available from Presidio
19 April 1999

Two new items from Presidio Press:

Burgett, Donald R. Seven Roads to Hell: A Screaming Eagle at Bastone

Flanagan, Lt Gen E. M. Angels at Dawn: The Los Banos Raid. Softcover edition

History Book Club
17 April 1999

Selection for April:

Glantz. Zhukov's Greatest Defeat: The Red Army's Epic Disaster in Operation Mars, 1942.

Forthcoming from Aspekt
16 April 1999

Pierick. From Leningrad to Berlin: Dutch Volunteers in the German Waffen SS, 1941-1945. Due from Aspekt in the fall.

16 April 1999

The "April Catalog" arrived today from Paul Gaudette Books with 44 pages of new and secondhand military books including categories for "Aviation Unit Histories and Personal Narratives," "Holocaust and Concentration Camps," and "Women at War and in the Air".

New arrival
15 April 1999

Kursietis, Andris J. The Wehrmacht at War, 1939-1945: The Units and Commanders of the German Ground Forces during World War II. Soesterberg, The Netherlands: Aspekt, 1999


15 April 1999

Edward R. Hamilton, Bookseller, of Falls Village, CT has dispatched the "April 9, 1999 Bargain Books" catalog with an assortment of WWII titles admidst its newsprint pages.

Now available from Stackpole
14 April 1999

Caraccilo, Dominic J. (editor) Surviving Bataan and Beyond: Colonel Irvin Alexander's Odyssey as a Japanese Prisoner of War. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1999

From Romania
13 April 1999

The kind folks at Modelism International in Bucharest, specializing in WWII in Eastern Europe, have forwarded copies of two of their interesting publications:

Roba and Craciunoiu. Romanian Black Hussars: Grupul 3 Picaj. Unit history of the Stuka-equipped group on the Russian front. Photos, biographical sketches, lists of missions and airfields, maps, etc. In English with French synopsis.

Roba and Craciunoiu. Seaplanes over the Black Sea: German-Romanian Operations, 1941-1944. Text, maps, photos, lists of missions and aircraft, etc. In English.

Also available from Modelism: The Romanian Navy in World War II and German-Romanian Night Fighters in 1943/1944 (the latter in French).

12 April 1999

The "1999 Winter Catalog" from Zenith Books arrived here on a balmy spring day with 24 pages of mostly World War II, largely Aviation, entirely new books (and videos).

New arrivals
11 April 1999

McDonald, Neil and Peter Brune. 200 Shots: Damien Parer, George Silk, and the Australians at War in New Guinea. St Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin, 1998

Rikmenspoel, Marc. Soldiers of the Waffen-SS: Many Nations, One Motto. Winnipeg, Manitoba: J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing, 1999

Yerger, Mark. Waffen-SS Commanders: The Army, Corps, and Divisional Leaders of a Legend: Krueger to Zimmermann. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military History, 1999

Lotz, Dave. World War II Remnants: Guam, Northern Mariana Islands: A Guide and History. Honolulu, HI: Arizona Memorial Museum Association, 1998.


From Spain
10 April 1999

We've been contacted by the "Fundacion Division Azul y Museo de la Division Azul" who want to announce the availablity of their new book about the Spanish Blue Division in World War II: Espanoles en la II Guerra Mundial: el frente del Este by Ricardo Recio Cardona. They are also looking for North American distribution for their book. Contact them by email for more information.

Now available from Indiana University Press
10 April 1999

Buckley, John. Air Power in the Age of Total War. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1999

10 April 1999

From the Scholar's Bookshelf comes "A Special Spring Offering" with over 1900 reduced-price books, including a number of WWII-related titles.

Forthcoming from Fedorowicz
9 April 1999

Two new titles due from Fedorowicz in May:

Schadewitz. First the Meuse, Then Antwerp. The operations of Otto Skorzeny's Panzerbrigade 150 in the Ardennes

Tieke. In the Firestorm of the Last Year of the War. 9th and 10th SS Panzer Divisions

The Bookman
9 April 1999

Harris, Margaretta, and company have mailed their seventy-third catalog, ""Winter Extra 1999", from Military Bookman with 64 pages of secondhand military titles.

Now available from Crecy
9 April 1999

Smith, Peter C. Pedestal: The Convoy that Saved Malta. Manchester: Crecy Publishing Limited, 1999. Softcover edition

New addition to our History pages
8 April 1999

We have today added "Afghanistan during World War II" to our online History pages.

Aardvark Books
8 April 1999

The "Aardvark" and his colleagues have updated the inventory at their website with nearly 6000 secondhand military books -- almost all of them WWII-related -- in categories ranging from Army, Navy, and Air Force to Resistance, POWs, and the Home Front.

New to us
7 April 1999

"History in Print" from Valparaiso, Indiana forwarded a copy of their "Catalog B" with thirty-two pages of WWII-related titles. These are new and recent books, plus a few videos, with some at steep discounts. Apparently no website or email.

Before she's a widow
7 April 1999

Bill Robinson of Robinson Typographics informs us he still has a few copies of his books and hopes to sell the remaining stock "before I die and my wife has to get rid of them...."

Stephens, Glenn A. Kriegies, Caterpillars, and Lucky Bastards

Hair, Charles Arthur. The Saga of '54 and More: The Story of the 310th Bombardment Group (M)

Now available from Pacifica
6 April 1999

Hammel, Eric. Munda Trail: The New Georgia Campaign, July-August 1943. Pacifica, CA: Pacifica Press, 1999. Softcover edition.

6 April 1999

"Catalogue No. 64" for "Military, Naval, Aviation and World History" is now available from J. H. Faber with twenty pages of secondhand books. This number includes titles by authors whose last names begin with "K" and "L" plus a special section on US Air Force titles.

New arrival
5 April 1999

Rohwer, Jurgen. Axis Submarine Successes of World War Two: German, Italian and Japanese Submarine Successes, 1939-1945. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1999.


Now available from Grub Street
5 April 1999

Reprints of two classic Grub Street titles are now available:

Shores, Christoper, Brian Cull, and Nicola Malizia. Malta: The Hurricane Years, 1940-41.

Shores, Christoper, Brian Cull, and Nicola Malizia. Air War Yugoslavia, Greece, and Crete, 1940-41

Now available from University Press of Kansas
4 April 1999

Pearlman, Michael D. Warmaking and American Democracy: The Struggle over Military Strategy, 1700 to the Present. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1999

4 April 1999

Aegis reports that Engler's The Final Crisis: Combat in Alsace, January 1945 will be available in about two weeks while Grossjohann's Five Years, Four Fronts: Memoirs of Major Georg Grossjohann will be available in June.

Articles of War
3 April 1999

Today Bob Ruman of the Articles of War bookshop in Skokie, Illinois unveiled his new website.

Bob has for several years displayed a fraction of his inventory, mostly new books, on the Web. His new and expanded site vastly increases the number of new and secondhand military books listed on his pages. These include all eras from Ancients through Napoleonics, World War II, and right up to contemporary conflicts. The new site also features improved ordering facilities, browsing by dozens of specialized topics and sub-topics, and searching for books by author, title, and key words in the description.

Bob tells us that due to space limitations in his shop in Skokie he has for years kept a huge number of secondhand titles in inaccessible storage. He's now in the process of unearthing all those used books and offering them to customers via the new Web, so this is definitely worth checking out.

Military History Bookshop
2 April 1999

From London arrives the "1 March 1999" (hmmm -- must have come by surface post) catalog from The Military History Bookshop with forty-eight pages of new and used military titles.

Web updates
1 April 1999

The new month brings updated inventory pages at these important military book websites:

The Military Collector

Old Army Books

World War II Books

All three offer browsing by topics as well as searching for books by key words.


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