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Now available from Stackpole
29 June 1999

Nafziger, George. German Order of Battle: Panzers and Artillery in World War II. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1999 (UK publisher: Greenhill)

Now available from NIP
28 June 1999

Franklin, Bruce Hampton. The Buckley-Class Destroyer Escorts. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1999

Now available from Pacifica
27 June 1999

Newly available from Pacifica Press:

Anderson, Col. Clarence E. "Bud" with Joseph P. Hamelin. To Fly and Fight: Memoirs of a Triple Ace.

Feuer, A. B. (editor). FDR's Prisoner Spy: The POW Diary of Cdr Thomas Hayes, USN

News from David Glantz
25 June 1999

Colonel Glantz, never one to rest on his laurels, sends news of some of his latest self-published projects (due in July) now that Zhukov's Greatest Defeat is behind him:

Special Studies

The Red Army in 1943: Strength, Organization, and Equipment. (245 pages, including 107 figures). Contains data on the strengths, organization (establishments and TO&Es, [shtat]), and weaponry of virtually all Red Army and NKVD combat, combat support, and combat service support forces, and the Red Army as a whole. Includes data of such specialized forces as NKVD, air defense, chemical, road, railroad, construction, and penal [disciplinary] troops.

The Red Army in 1943: Central Command and Control Organs and Leaders. (175 pages, including 19 figures). Contains detailed descriptions of all Red Army wartime command and control, administrative, and logistical organs and the men who led them. Surveys national command authorities, People's Commissariat of Defense (NKO) and General Staff directorates, political, rear service, intelligence, and counterintelligence organs, including unique orders pertaining to the wartime evolution of the GRU and SMERSH. The work incorporates a wide range of newly declassified and formerly unavailable NKO, Stavka, and General Staff orders, directives, and regulations and contains a special appendix related to the registration of Red Army personnel losses during the war.

Red Army Combat Operations

Forgotten Battles of the Soviet-German War (1941-1945): This new eight-volume series provides detailed coverage and archival documentation related to a wide range of forgotten, covered up, or ignored Red Army operations of strategic or operational-strategic scale. Every volume incorporates numerous hitherto unavailable Stavka directives, front and NKO orders, and transcripts of conversations between Stalin, representatives of the Stavka, and Red Army field commanders. Contains full documentation and a wide range of German and Soviet archival maps and operational summary maps. Each volume focuses on one of the war's eight campaigns as defined by the Soviet General Staff.

Volume 1 The Summer-Fall Campaign (22 June-4 December 1941). (111 pages, including 62 maps). Covers 11 forgotten operations conducted between the German launch of Operation Barbarossa on 22 June and the end of the Red Army's Moscow defense in December 1941. Includes Red Army attempts to launch concerted counteroffensives against advancing German forces in the Baltic region, near Kiev, and in the Smolensk and Roslavl region.

Volume II The Winter Campaign (5 December 1941-27 April 1942). (158 pages, including 44 maps). Covers 8 forgotten operations conducted between the beginning of the Red Army's Moscow counteroffensive and the end of the Winter Campaign. Includes details on Soviet counteroffensives near Orel, Kursk, Demiansk, and in the Crimea and provides unprecedented details on the Volkhov Front's failed Liuban' Operation and the fate of General Vlasov's 2d Shock Army.

Volume III The Summer Campaign (12 May-18 November 1942). (195 pages, including 68 maps). Covers 14 forgotten operations conducted between mid-spring 1942 and the end of the Red Army's Stalingrad defense. Provides unprecedented details about the Red Army's attempts to thwart the German advance to Stalingrad, including the major tank battles around Voronezh, Soviet offensives near Orel, Rzhev, and Viaz'ma, and repeated Red Army attempts to destroy German forces at Demiansk.

New arrival
24 June 1999

Glantz, David M. Zhukov's Greatest Defeat: The Red Army's Epic Disaster in Operation Mars, 1942. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1999


Inventory update
24 June 1999

Graham Palmer of World War II Books has freshened his online inventory with a new database amounting to almost 12,000 secondhand books which can be browsed by topic and searched by author or title.

Welcome to the Net
23 June 1999

Nautical & Aviation Publishing of Mt Pleasant, South Carolina, now have an email address:

Now available from Purdue
21 June 1999

Fischer, Bernd J. Albania at War, 1939-1945. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press, 1999

Now available from NIP
21 June 1999

The latest from Naval Institute Press:

Mulligan, Timothy P. Neither Sharks nor Wolves: The Men of Nazi Germany's U-Boat Arm, 1939-1945

Kessler, Lynn (editor) Never in Doubt: Remembering Iwo Jima

New arrivals
20 June 1999

Underwood Jr., John L. The Japanese Order of Battle in World War II, Volume I. West Chester, OH: The Nafziger Collection, 1999

Hughes, David, James Broshot, and Alan Philson. The British Armies in World War Two: An Organisational History, Volume One: British Armoured and Cavalry Divisions. West Chester, OH: The Nafziger Collection, 1999

Nafziger, George F. The Growth and Organization of the Chinese Army (1895-1945). West Chester, OH: The Nafziger Collection, 1999


19 June 1999

Frank and Maureen recently mailed their "Supplement #19" for Jerboa-Redcap Books with six pages of new and used naval, military, and aviation titles.

18 June 1999

From Edward R. Hamilton comes the newsprint "Bargain Books" catalog for June 4, 1999 with roughly a hundred WWII-related titles at discount prices.

Now available from Nafziger
18 June 1999

Somewhat ahead of schedule, four new publications are available from George F. Nafziger:

Underwood Jr., John L. The Japanese Order of Battle in World War II. Three volumes

Hughes, David, James Broshot, and Alan Philson. The British Armies in World War Two: An Organisational History, volume one: British Armoured and Cavalry Divisions. The next volume in what is projected to be a six volume series is scheduled to be released in or near February 2000.

17 June 1999

Paul Kisselburg has mailed his latest monthly catalog, Number 40, with twelve pages of freshly listed World War II books. His stock is also available online at the Kisselburg Military Books website.

Forthcoming from McFarland
17 June 1999

Here's the latest word from McFarland & Company on WWII titles due this year:

Massman. Hospital Ships of World War II: An Illustrated Reference to 39 United States Military Vessels. Due August 1999

Wilson. The 761st "Black Panther" Tank Battalion in World War II. Due August 1999

Mapes and Mills. The Butchers, the Baker: WWII Memoir of US Army Air Corps Soldier captured by the Japanese in the Philippines. Due November 1999

Towne. Doctor Danger Forward: A World War II Memoir of a Combat Medical Aidman, First Infantry Division. Due December 1999

16 June 1999

Martin and the gang at Aardvark Books today updated their website with fresh inventory pages in thirteen categories -- mostly WWII-related -- comprising almost 7000 titles which can be browsed or searched by author and title.

16 June 1999

Antheil Books recently dispatched "Catalog 179" with 48 pages of new and used "naval-maritime-aviation-military" books.

New arrival
15 June 1999

Langer, Howard J. (compiler and editor) World War II: An Encyclopedia of Quotations. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1999


14 June 1999

At Bufo Books the staff and the catalogs tend to have uncommon names, so that Peter and Twinkle have mailed "Catalogue Stamps" for June 1999 with 26 pages of secondhand military books.

12 June 1999

Aberdeen Bookstore has updated its online inventory and its pages now feature well over 1000 new and recent WWII-related books, most available at a discounted price.

New and forthcoming from Nafziger
11 June 1999

Underwood. Japanese Order of Battle in World War II. Three volumes. Due in July

Nafziger. The Chinese Army: The Growth and Organization of the Chinese Army from 1895 to 1945. Now available

Hughes, Broshot, and Philson. The British Armies of the Second World War: An Organizational History. Five volumes of which the first, "Armoured Divisions", is due in July

News from Midland
10 June 1999

Here's the latest on new and forthcoming titles from Midland Publishing:

Gordon and Khazanov. Soviet Combat Aircraft of World War II, volume two: Twin-Engined Fighters, Attack Aircraft, and Bombers. Now available

Herwig and Rode. Luftwaffe Secret Projects volume two: Strategic Bombers, 1939-1945. Due summer/autumn

Laureau. Condor: The Luftwaffe in Spain, 1936-1939. Published by Hikoki and distributed by Midland. Due later this month

Military Book Club
9 June 1999

Selections from the "June 1999" catalog:

Schneider. Gotterdammerung 1945: Germany's Last Stand in the East

Jackson. The German Navy in World War II

New arrival
8 June 1999

Busch, Rainer and Hans-Joachim Roll. Translated by Geoffrey Brooks. German U-Boat Commanders of World War II: A Biographical Dictionary. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1999


Now available from Presidio
7 June 1999

Hoagland, Edgar D. The Sea Hawks: With the PT Boats at War, A Memoir. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1999

Now available from Penny Black
7 June 1999

Anglin, Douglas G. Free French Invasion: The St. Pierre and Miquelon Affaire of 1941. Calgary: Penny Black Publishing, 1999

Now available from University Press of Kentucky
5 June 1999

Mangerich. Albanian Escape: The True Story of U.S. Nurses behind Enemy Lines

Cargas. Problems Unique to the Holocaust

From Spain
5 June 1999

We are informed that a new book which might be of interest to some of our visitors is now available from the publisher in Spain: Escuadrillas Azules en Rusia: Historia y Uniformes by Carlos Caballero Jurado and Santiago Guillen. We have only an email address for contacting the publisher:

News from NIP
4 June 1999

Naval Institute Press reports on their latest:

Beyer. Q-Ships versus U-Boats: America's Secret Project. Now available

Kessler. Never in Doubt: Remembering Iwo Jima. Now available

Mulligan. Neither Sharks nor Wolves: The Men of Nazi Germany's U-Boat Arm. Due later this month

Franklin. The Buckley-Class Destroyer Escorts. Due later this month

Cressman. The Official Chronology of the U.S. Navy in World War II. Publication date delayed; possibly available in July

News from Crecy
3 June 1999

Here's the latest scoop on new and forthcoming books from Crecy Publishing:

Howe. De Havilland Mosquito: An Illustrated History. Now available.

Goss. The Fighters' Battle: Personal Accounts of the Battle of Britain by Luftwaffe Fighter Crews. Delayed until March 2000

Goss. The Bombers' Battle: Personal Accounts of the Battle of Britain by Luftwaffe Bomber Crews. Delayed until March 2000

Lucas. Five Up: A Chronicle of Five Lives. The autobiography of Laddie Lucas. Due August 1999

Henshaw. Sigh for a Merlin: Testing the Spitfire. The autobiography of Alex Henshaw. Due October 1999

Bowyer. Action Stations Revisited: No. 1, Eastern England. Due December 1999

2 June 1999

Bob and Judy Ruman have updated the book inventory at their Articles of War website with over 4500 new and used titles representing military history from ancient wars to modern battlefields.

Forthcoming from Pacfica
2 June 1999

Eric Hammel sends word of that two new titles are on the way from his Pacifica Press:

Hammel. Marines At War: 20 True Heroic Tales of U.S. Marines in Combat, 1942 - 1983. Due in September

Parry. Three War Marine: The Pacific - Korea - Vietnam. Due in October

Inventory updates, we got inventory updates
1 June 1999

As they customarily do when this time of the month rolls around, some of the largest Web-based dealers in secondhand military books have updated their online inventories. Among them:

World War II Books

The Military Collector

Old Army Books

Lots of great stuff at these sites for all tastes in military titles and all price ranges.

News from Battery Press
1 June 1999

Good news from Dick Gardner at Battery Press:

After several years in the trenches of WWI and on the battlefields of Queen Victoria, The Battery Press is back to WWII. We are in the process of bringing back several of our out of print divisionals with a number of new divisional reprints planned for the fall. Initial releases in our revitalized Divisional Series include.

Battle Babies, The Story of the 99th Infantry Division by its commander General Walter Lauer. (second printing) June

The Cross of Lorraine: A Combat History of the 79th Infantry Division. (second printing) July

The 91st Infantry Division in World War II by Robert Robbins. (new reprint edition) September


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