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Forthcoming from Cass
31 May 1999

Two interesting titles due from Frank Cass & Company Ltd:

Moreman. The Jungle, Japanese, and the Sepoy: British Armed Forces and Jungle Warfare. Due later this year.

Rohwer and Monakov. Stalin's Ocean-Going Fleet, 1935-1953. Due in 2000.

New arrival
30 May 1999

Rickard, John Nelson. Patton at Bay: The Lorraine Campaign, September to December 1944. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 1999


Now available from UPK
29 May 1999

Mansoor, Peter R. The GI Offensive in Europe: The Triumph of American Infantry Divisions, 1941-1945. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1999

Wish List
28 May 1999

Everyone is familiar with "want lists", but no one more than secondhand booksellers who constantly deal with requests for hard-to-find and out-of-print books, often with no more to go on than a nebulous "it was a book about Guadalcanal with a red cover and it mentioned my uncle's name."

This compilation is a "wish list" rather than a "want list". The distinction? Secondhand booksellers won't be able to locate any of these titles, because they seem never to have been published, at least not in English-language editions, and they are certainly unavailable through any of the dozens of specialized military publishers and booksellers we regularly deal with.

Wish List

History Book Club
27 May 1999

Selections for "June 1998":

Caraccilo. Surviving Bataan and Beyond: Colonel Irvin Alexander's Odyssey as a Japanese Prisoner of War

Norman. We Band of Angels: The Untold Story of American Nurses Trapped on Bataan by the Japanese

Forthcoming from Aegis
25 May 1999

Keith Bonn of Aegis informs us that Major Georg Grossjohann's memoirs, Five Years, Four Fronts, is now due for publication in July of this year.

Military Bookman
24 May 1999

The "Spring 1999" catalog from Military Bookman, their 74th, has arrived bearing 65 pages of secondhand military books with several WWII categories including Poland & Scandinavia; German Army; Nazi Germany & German Resistance; China, Burma & India; and Pacific Campaigns.

New arrivals
23 May 1999

Prien, Jochen. Jagdgeschwader 53: A History of the "Pik As" Geschwader, volume 3: January 1944 - May 1945. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military History, 1999.

Rogers, Jeff. Valor at Polebrook: The Last Flight of Ten Horsepower. Milwaukee, WI: Ken Cook Co., 1998.

Schultz, Alfred W. with Kirk Neff. Janey: A Little Plane in a Big War. Middletown, CT: Southfarm Press, 1998.

Hair, Charles Arthur. The Saga of '54 and More: The Story of the 310th Bombardment Group (M). Anaheim, CA: Robinson Typographics, 1987.

Stephens, Glenn A. Kriegies, Caterpillars and Lucky Bastards. Anaheim, CA: Robinson Typographics, 1987.


Now available from Southfarm
22 May 1999

Knox. The Emperor's Angry Guest: A WWII Prisoner of the Japanese Speaks Out. Middletown, CT: Southfarm Press, 1999

Battlefield update
21 May 1999

Stan Kislow of Battlefield Books in Danbury, CT has uploaded an inventory list of 2000 secondhand military titles to his website. "Our inventory," he reminds us, "is over 95% used, rare, and out of print hardcover books."

Now available from Aegis
20 May 1999

Engler. The Final Crisis: Combat in Alsace, January 1945. Ft Monroe, VA: Aegis, 1999

Military Book Club
19 May 1999

Selections for "Late Spring 1999":

Deutsch and Showalter. What If? Strategic Alternatives of WWII

Balkoski. Beyond the Beachhead

Ardery. Bomber Pilot: A Memoir of World War II

Hart and Hart. Weapons and Fighting Tactics of the Waffen-SS

18 May 1999

From Jerboa-Redcap Books comes printed "Supplement #18" with six pages of military titles for sale.

Armies of the Second World War
17 May 1999

Long-time visitors to this website might recall our "Armies of the Second World War" software which we formerly sold as a disk-based product. We've now converted that software to a Web-based application and are making its huge day-by-day WWII order-of-battle database available to our online visitors at no charge. It's all right here on our Armies pages.

Old Army
17 May 1999

In addition to his well-stocked website, Bruce Halsted of Old Army Books continues to mail printed catalogs, and his latest, "Number 69", arrived here today.

15 May 1999

The "Spring 1999" catalog from Greenwood Publishing Group reminds us of two of their latest releases:

Langer: World War II: An Encyclopedia of Quotations

Rickard. Patton at Bay: The Lorraine Campaign, September to December, 1944

Cadman update
14 May 1999

Tom Cadman today uploaded a fresh load of secondhand WWII books to his online inventory pages.

The War Room Book Shop
13 May 1999

The War Room has updated its online inventory with almost a thousand videos, posters, and secondhand WWII books, including a selection of discount items.

Forthcoming from Kentucky
13 May 1999

The "Fall and Winter 1999" catalog from University Press of Kentucky shows these upcoming books:

Hofmann and Starry. Camp Colt to Desert Storm: The History of U.S. Armored Forces. Due in September

Soule. Shooting the Pacific War: Marine Corps Combat Photography in WWII. Due in November

Beck. Under the Bombs: The German Home Front, 1942-1945. Softcover edition due in October

Military Book Club
12 May 1999

Selections for "Memorial Day 1999":

Toland. Battle: The Story of the Bulge

Mondey. Axis Aircraft of World War II

Davis. Uniforms and Insignia of the Luftwaffe. Volumes one and two

12 May 1999

Specialty Press has mailed its "Spring 1999" catalog. In addition to their own publications, Specialty distributes books from Air Research, Airlife, Brooklands, Crecy, Midland, and Phalanx.

11 May 1999

Frank and Maureen have updated their Jerboa-Redcap Books website with a full range of air/land/sea titles covering pre-WWI, WWI, WWII, and post-WWII.

10 May 1999

Check out the Aardvark Books website where Martin and the gang have uploaded several thousand titles including a new "World War I" category.

10 May 1999

Here's early word on a couple of titles Schiffer will be offering in their "Fall 1999" catalog:

Koch. G-2: Intelligence for Patton. Due in September

MacLean. The Field Men: The SS Officers Who Led the Einsatzkommandos. Due in August

Schiffer is also unveiling a new series entitled X Planes of the Third Reich: An Illustrated Series on Germany's Experimental Aircraft of World War II. Aircraft covered in books due in August, September, and October will include the Focke-Wulf Ta 183, Horten Ho 9, Messerschmitt P.1101, Messerschmitt Me 263, and Heinkel He 162.

History Book Club
8 May 1999

May selection:

Kennedy, David M. Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945

8 May 1999

Cline. Submarine Grayback: The Life and Death of the WWII Submarine. Due from R. A. Cline Publishing in August

Now available from Classic
7 May 1999

Mombeek, Eric with J. Richard Smith and Eddie J. Creek. Classic Colours, volume one: Birth of the Luftwaffe Fighter Force. Burgess Hill, West Sussex: Classic Publications, 1999

"Classic Colours" volumes to follow later this year: Spanish Civil War, Invasion of Poland, and Invasion of France.

7 May 1999

The newsprint "Bargain Books" catalog dated April 30 arrived here today from Edward Hamilton with the usual "World Wars I & II" section plus many additional WWII titles spread throughout the "New Arrivals" section.

Forthcoming from Fedorowicz
6 May 1999

The gang at J.J. Fedorowicz sends word of their impending releases:

Schadewitz. First the Meuse, Then Antwerp. Due later this month

Tieke. In the Firestorm of the Last Year of the War. Now due in June

Kurowski. Panzer Aces 2. Due at the end of summer

6 May 1999

The mail brings a hot new "Spring Military History" catalog from Scholar's Bookshelf with a wide selection of WWII titles in addition to books about nearly every other war imaginable.

Now available from Greenwood
5 May 1999

Langer, Howard (compiler and editor). World War II: An Encyclopedia of Quotations. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1999. Written and spoken quotations by and about WWII leaders, from the war years to the present.

Forthcoming from Smithsonian
5 May 1999

Four titles on the way from Smithsonian Institution Press:

Engen. Wings and Warriors: My Life as a Naval Aviator. Due in August 1999

Bowman. Slacks and Calluses: Our Summer in a Bomber Factory. Originally published in 1944, softcover reprint due in October

Wooldridge (ed). Carrier Warfare in the Pacific: An Oral History Collection. Due in October

Glines. Bernt Balchen: Polar Aviation. During WWII, Balchen masterminded a series of supply missions that parachuted intelligence agents and supplies to resistance fighters in occupied Norway. Due in October

News from David Glantz
4 May 1999

With Zhukov's Greatest Defeat newly released and Kursk 1943 due later this year, Colonel Glantz reports on what he's currently writing:

"I am working on a follow-on to Stumbling Colossus, entitled Colossus Reborn: The Red Army in 1943 and a three volume desktop publication entitled Forgotten Operations on the German Eastern Front. Volume 1, which covers June 1941-18 November 1942, will be completed in June. The two following volumes will be completed over the course of the summer. These three volumes are map- and document-heavy and will cover about 45-50 forgotten or covered up operations, many of the scale of Mars."

4 May 1999

Here's the latest from University Press of Kansas:

Corum. The Luftwaffe: Creating the Operational Air Arm, 1918-1940. Now available

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

Mansoor. The GI Offensive in Europe: The Triumph of American Infantry Divisions, 1941-1945. Due at the end of this month

Glantz and House. The Battle of Kursk, 1943. Due in October

3 May 1999

The monthly catalog from Kisselburg Military Books arrived today with over 200 WWII books between its green covers. Paul is filling every catalog with fresh, previously unlisted titles and this issue includes gems such as a set of fourteen Tessin volumes. (Oops. Just checked and it already sold.)

Now available from Nebraska
3 May 1999

Toland, John. Battle: The Story of the Bulge. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1999. Softcover reprint.

New arrival
2 May 1999

Stevens, David. U-Boat Far from Home: The Epic Voyage of U-862 to Australia and New Zealand. St Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin, 1997


Web updates
1 May 1999

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

Old Army Books

World War II Books

The Military Collector

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


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