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31 August 1999

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
31 August 1999

Hammel, Eric. Marines at War: 20 True Heroic Tales of U.S. Marines in Combat, 1942-1983. Pacifica, CA: Pacifica Press, 1999

31 August 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
30 August 1999

Bimberg, Edward L. The Morrocan Goums: Tribal Warriors in a Modern War. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1999

UPK catalog
30 August 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.

New arrival
29 August 1999

Shores, Christopher. Duel for the Sky: Ten Crucial Air Battles of World War II Vividly Recreated. London: Grub Street, 1999


Fourth Street Book Shop
28 August 1999

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
27 August 1999

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.

New arrival
26 August 1999

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
21 August 1999

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
20 August 1999

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

Harris. Tyranny on Trial. Now due in September

Tasovac. American Foreign Policy and Yugoslavia, 1939-1941. Due in December

News from Colonel French MacLean
19 August 1999

"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
18 August 1999

August selections:

Weingartner. Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler

Macksey. Why the Germans Lose at War

Macksey. Invasion: The Alternate HIstory of the German Invasion of England, July 1940

Now available from Sutton
17 August 1999

Showell, Jak. German Navy Handbook. Stroud, UK: Sutton, 1999

Forty, George. Japanese Army Handbook. Stroud, UK: Sutton, 1999

Forthcoming from Crecy
17 August 1999

Three titles in the works from Crecy:

Smith. Straight Down: The A-36 Dive-Bomber in Action. Due in November

Sawyer. Only Owls and Bloody Fools Fly at Night. Due in November

Johnson. Wing Leader. Due in November

Now available from Cass
17 August 1999

Glantz, David and Harold Orenstein. The Battle for Kursk: The Soviet General Staff Study. Essex, UK: Frank Cass & Co Ltd, 1999

New arrivals
16 August 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

Briefly noted

15 August 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
13 August 1999

Here's the latest news from University Press of Kentucky:

Norling. The Intrepid Guerillas of North Luzon. Now available.

Klinkowitz. With the Tigers over China

Hofmann and Starry. Camp Colt to Desert Storm: The History of U.S. Armored Forces. Available the week of 16 August

12 August 1999

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

Blanford. Two Sides of the Beach: The Invasion and Defense of Europe in 1944. Due in September

Howe. De Havilland Mosquito: An Illustrated History. Due in September

Chandler. Tail Gunner: 98 Raids in World War II. Due in September

Allen. Pursuit through Darkened Skies: An Ace NIght-Fighter Crew in World War II. Due in September

Yates. Luck and a Lancaster: Chance and Survival in World War II. Due in September

Hendrie. Lockheed Hudson in World War II. Due in October

Deere. Nine Lives. Due in October

Brandon. Night Flyer: The Success Story of RAF 100 Group Mosquitoes over the German Night Fighters. Due in October

Blandford. Fatal Decisions: Errors and Blunders in World War II. Due in December

Herwig and Rode. Luftwaffe Secret Projects, volume 2: Strategic Bombers, 1939-1945. Due in December

11 August 1999

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.

10 August 1999

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
10 August 1999

Bernad, Denes. Rumanian Air Force: The Prime Decade, 1938-1947. Carrollton, TX: Squadron/Signal Publications, 1999

9 August 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
9 August 1999

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.

Rolfe. Hell on Earth: Dramatic First Hand Experience of Bomber Command at War. Due in October.

8 August 1999

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
8 August 1999

Pohl, J. Otto. Ethnic Cleansing in the USSR, 1937-1949. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1999

8 August 1999

Check out the newly-updated Aardvark website featuring nearly 7000 secondhand military titles.

Now available from Presidio
7 August 1999

Burgett, Donald R. Currahee! A Screaming Eagle at Normandy. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1999. Reprint of the original 1967 edition.

7 August 1999

Frank and Maureen have mailed Supplement #21 for Jerboa-Redcap Books with six pages of military, naval, and aviation titles.

New arrival
6 August 1999

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
6 August 1999

Massman, Emory A. Hospital Ships of World War II: An Illustrated Reference. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 1999

Now available from Jemel
6 August 1999

Stevens, William D. Justifiable Pride: A World War II Memoir. Lincoln, NE: Jemel Books, 1999

Forthcoming from Fedorowicz
5 August 1999

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

Agte. Jochen Peiper: Commander, PanzerRegiment Leibstandarte. Due in September

Kurowski. Sturmgeschutze, Forward!. Due in October

Kurowski. Panzer Aces 2. Due in November

The Bookman
4 August 1999

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
4 August 1999

Now available from Crecy:

Brandon. Night Flyer

Deere. Nine Lives

Forthcoming with adjusted publication dates:

Lucas. Five Up: A Chronicle of Five Lives. Now due 15 October

Simth. Straight Down! The Story of US Dive Bombers in World War II. Now due 31 October

Now available from Grand Village
4 August 1999

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
3 August 1999

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

Le Tissier. Race for the Reichstag: The 1945 Battle for Berlin. Due in September

Rohwer and Monakov. Stalin's Ocean Going Fleet: Soviet Naval Strategy and Shipbuilding Programs 1935-1953. Due in November

Gorodetsky and Chubarian (editors). The Soviet Union and the Outbreak of War, 1939-1941 Due January 2000

More inventory updates
2 August 1999

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
2 August 1999

Two titles now on hand:

Avery and Shores. Spitfire Leader. London: Grub Street, 1999

Cull and Minterne. Hurricanes over Tobruk. London: Grub Street, 1999

A new month always means...
1 August 1999

...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.

Bob Ruman of Articles of War has uploaded almost 5000 titles, new and used, covering the entire span of military history from ancient times to the modern era.


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