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Another monthly catalog arrived today from Kisselburg Military Books with twelve pages of previously unlisted secondhand WWII-related titles. As always, some very nice selections here.
Now available from Pacifica
Hammel, Eric. Marines at War: 20 True Heroic Tales of U.S. Marines in Combat, 1942-1983. Pacifica, CA: Pacifica Press, 1999
Frank and Maureen have mailed their "Late Summer List" for Jerboa-Redcap Books, offering a ten percent discount for all items.
Now available from Greenwood
Bimberg, Edward L. The Morrocan Goums: Tribal Warriors in a Modern War. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1999
The "New Books for Fall & Winter, 1999/2000" catalog from University Press of Kansas reminds us that The Battle of Kursk, weighing in at 496 pages, is due from co-authors David Glantz and Jonathan House in October.
Shores, Christopher. Duel for the Sky: Ten Crucial Air Battles of World War II Vividly Recreated. London: Grub Street, 1999
Fourth Street Book Shop
Brian Russell of Fourth Street Book Shop today updated his on-the-Web inventory of books on World War I, the Napoleonic Era, and British Military History.
Articles of War
Articles of War has announced that the long-time Skokie, Illinois shop specializing in military books will be relocating out of state in the spring of 2000 and during September and October of this year will be holding an "Inventory Reduction Sale" with substantial savings on nearly every item in stock. Check the website for full details.
Massman, Emory A. Hospital Ships of World War II: An Illustrated Reference to 39 United States Military Vessels. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 1999
World War II Leaders
Who was president of Lithuania in 1939? Who was Haj Amin al Hussaini? Who had the bushiest beard, Aris Velouchiotis or Napoleon Zervas? Answer these questions and more with a gallery of more than a hundred WWII leaders presented in slide show format, now appearing on a web browser near you courtesy of Stone & Stone.
Texas A & M
Gabriel Salas of Texas A & M University Press updates us on three titles:
Franco. Crossing the Big Pond: The Native American Effort in World War II. Now available
News from Colonel French MacLean
"I am in the process of completing the third and last volume in this series [with The Camp Men and The Field Men], tentatively titled The Ghetto Men: The SS Troops and Units Who Destroyed the Warsaw Ghetto, April-May 1943. It is written in a significantly different style from the previous two books in this series and is almost entirely narrative rather than tabular. The book describes the formation of the Warsaw Ghetto, Operation Reinhard in which some 260,000 Jews in Warsaw were transported in the summer of 1942 to their deaths at Treblinka, the German units involved in suppressing the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, a detailed day-by-day description of the fighting (to include entries from the Stroop Report) and narratives of over 100 officers present at the Uprising. The officer biographies are presented in narrative form; there are also charts showing over 950 enlisted men who were there as well, but most details on the enlisted men are in footnotes for those that want a smoother flowing book. I am submitting the draft with about 280 pages of narrative, 25 maps, 100 photographs, 13 charts, and 12 tables.
"Although it is written in a different style from The Camp Men and The Field Men, the intent of the book is the same-- to put in the public domain for future study, reference, and research the names and biographical details of the personnel involved in this aspect of the Holocaust: something that has not been done before. I suspect that I am achieving that goal as both Dr. Charles Sydnor (Soldiers of Destruction: The SS Totenkopf Division 1939-1945) and Mr. Simon Wiesenthal (probably needs no introduction) have written me with very gracious comments on the first two books. If I can get a production contract locked in, I suspect the book could be out next summer. I'm pressing hard to do that, as I am to report to Germany for duty in October for a period of two years."
Military Book Club
Weingartner. Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler
Now available from Sutton
Showell, Jak. German Navy Handbook. Stroud, UK: Sutton, 1999
Forty, George. Japanese Army Handbook. Stroud, UK: Sutton, 1999
Forthcoming from Crecy
Three titles in the works from Crecy:
Smith. Straight Down: The A-36 Dive-Bomber in Action. Due in November
Now available from Cass
Glantz, David and Harold Orenstein. The Battle for Kursk: The Soviet General Staff Study. Essex, UK: Frank Cass & Co Ltd, 1999
Quirk, Rory. Wars and Peace: The Memoir of an American Family. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1999
Rushton, Colin. Spectator in Hell: A British Soldier's Extraordinary Story. Berkshire: Pharoah Press, 1998
Zellmer, David. The Spectator: A World War II Bomber Pilot's Journal of the Artist as Warrior. Westport, CT: Praeger, 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
Paul Kisselburg has uploaded over 2600 WWII-related secondhand titles to the inventory pages of his website where they are available for browsing and purchasing.
News from Lexington
Here's the latest news from University Press of Kentucky:
Norling. The Intrepid Guerillas of North Luzon. Now available.
In North Branch, Minnesota, Specialty Press publishes its own books and also serves as US distributor for quite a few other publishers, including many from outside the US. Here's the latest on Specialty's titles and ones they're distributing (with US availability dates):
Johnsen. WarbirdTech volume 23: Republic P-47 Thunderbolt. Due in September
Edward R. Hamilton has mailed the latest "Bargain Books" catalog, dated 30 July 1999, with the usual assortment of WWI- and WWII-related military titles.
The "1999 Fall Catalog" from Zenith Books is now available with the "world's best selection of aviation books and videos" including a substantial quantity of WWII-related titles.
Now available from Squadron/Signal
Bernad, Denes. Rumanian Air Force: The Prime Decade, 1938-1947. Carrollton, TX: Squadron/Signal Publications, 1999
The Scholar's Bookshelf has mailed its "Special Summer Offering" catalog including a few military history titles at "regular," bargain," and "closeout" prices.
Forthcoming from Grub Street
Two new items in preparation at Grub Street:
Macksey. Tank versus Tank: The Illustrated Story of Armored Battlefield Conflict in the Twentieth Century. Reprint edition. Due in November.
Tom Petteys of Aberdeen Books has uploaded fresh inventory files to his website. These are new, WWII-related titles and most are offered at a substantial discount.
Now available from Greenwood
Pohl, J. Otto. Ethnic Cleansing in the USSR, 1937-1949. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1999
Check out the newly-updated Aardvark website featuring nearly 7000 secondhand military titles.
Now available from Presidio
Burgett, Donald R. Currahee! A Screaming Eagle at Normandy. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1999. Reprint of the original 1967 edition.
Frank and Maureen have mailed Supplement #21 for Jerboa-Redcap Books with six pages of military, naval, and aviation titles.
MacLean, French L. The Field Men: The SS Officers Who Led the Einsatzkommandos - the Nazi Mobile Killing Units. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military History, 1999
Now available from McFarland
Massman, Emory A. Hospital Ships of World War II: An Illustrated Reference. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 1999
Now available from Jemel
Stevens, William D. Justifiable Pride: A World War II Memoir. Lincoln, NE: Jemel Books, 1999
Forthcoming from Fedorowicz
Four highly-anticipated items are due from J. J. Fedorowicz between now and the end of the year:
Tieke. In the Firestorm of the Last Years of the War. Due in September
Military Bookman has dispatched its "Summer 1999" catalog with, among other wars and topics, sections covering North Africa, Italy, the liberation of western Europe, US Army unit histories, and Pacific operations.
News from Crecy
Now available from Crecy:
Brandon. Night FlyerForthcoming with adjusted publication dates:
Lucas. Five Up: A Chronicle of Five Lives. Now due 15 October
Now available from Grand Village
Bluemer, R. G. The Fate of the Phoenix. Granville, IL: Grand Village Press, 1999. History of "the luckiest ship in the Navy"
Forthcoming from Cass
Here's the latest scoop from Frank Cass & Co:
Glantz and Orenstein. The Battle for Kursk, 1943: The Soviet General Staff Study. Due in September
More inventory updates
Bruce Halsted of Old Army Books and Ian Wilkinson of The Military Collector -- two major online booksellers specializing in secondhand military titles -- have updated their websites with massive quantities of fresh books which can be browsed or searched by author and title.
Now available from Grub Street
Two titles now on hand:
Avery and Shores. Spitfire Leader. London: Grub Street, 1999
A new month always means...
...many online inventory updates. Already noted:
Graham Palmer of World War II Books has uploaded nearly 12,000 titles representing almost entirely secondhand WWII-related items.
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