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Now available from HarperCollins
Rochlin, Fred. Old Man in a Baseball Cap: A Memoir of World War II. New York: HarperCollins, 1999
Now available from Schiffer
Many, many new titles now available from Schiffer:
Radinger and Schick. Messerschmitt BF 109 A-E: Development/Testing/Production.
Forthcoming from Indiana
Hamilton-Merritt, Jane. Tragic Mountains: The Hmong, the Americans, and the Secret Wars for Laos, 1942-1992. Softcover edition due from Indiana University Press next month.
From Old Army Books has arrived "Catalog No. 70" featuring a wealth of secondhand military titles with an emphasis on World War II.
Forthcoming from Axis Europa
Kocevar. Gestapo Volunteers: The Upper Carnolia Home Defense Force, 1942-1945. Due from Axis Europa "in a few months time."
Frank and Maureen have mailed their "Supplement #22" with six pages of new and secondhand military, naval, and air titles from Jerboa-Redcap Books.
Military Book Club
Selections for "Fall 1999":
Whiting. Jochen Peiper
Now available from Jeudwine
Charpentier, Alain, Lionel Lacey-Johnson, and Geoffrey Jeudwine. Global Warrior: The Story of Group Captain John Jeudwine. Hollywell, Australia: G. S. Jeudwine, 1999
The "Bargain Books" catalog from Edward R. Hamilton, dated 3 September, is now available.
Now available from Cass
Jack Faber doesn't yet display his inventory at the J. H. Faber website, but he has mailed a significant listing, Catalogue No. 66, of secondhand titles in military, naval, aviation, and world history.
Forthcoming from Greenwood
The latest news from Greenwood/Praeger:
Koburger. Wine-Dark, Blood Red Sea: Naval Warfare in the Aegean, 1941-1946. Due later this month
In addition to updating his online inventory with new books, videos, and posters, Tom Paragian of the War Room has now added a search engine to his website. Tom also reports the successful conclusion of his recent move from New Jersey to Pennsylvania; full details of his new address, phone number, etc can be found at the website.
Glantz, David M. and Harold S. Orenstein (editors). The Battle for Kursk, 1943: The Soviet General Staff Study. London: Frank Cass, 1999
Tom at Aberdeen Bookstore has updated his online inventory and also added a new section, "Special Offers", with out of print items, hurt books, and other discounted titles.
News from Joe Kaufmann
Joe, co-author of Sleeping Giant: American Armed Forces between the Wars, tells us he has a few copies of this book, out of print from the publisher, in his possession and available for direct sales at a reduced price. Contact him at email@example.com for further information.
Now available from Praeger
Watson, Bruce Allen. Exit Rommel: The Tunisian Campaign, 1942-1943. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1999
Tom Cadman has updated the online inventory of secondhand WWII books at his website.
Our fifth year
Today we begin our fifth year as the Web's number one site for news and information about WWII-related books, authors, publishers, and booksellers.
When we posted our first daily message here in mid-September 1995, very few booksellers and publishers were on the Web. And not many booksellers or publishers could quite comprehend what the Internet was all about. Nowadays, due in no small part to our efforts at dragging some of them kicking and screaming into cyberspace, the Web is home to nearly everyone who is anyone in the military book business, and it has never been quicker, easier, or less expensive for readers, researchers, collectors, veterans, and hobbyists to learn about and acquire new, used, out-of-print, and hard-to-find World War II books.
We'd like to express our heartfelt gratitude to everyone -- including all our thousands upon thousands of visitors -- for helping us make Stone & Stone's Second World War Books successful beyond our wildest dreams for the past four years. We have even more new free services and features lined up for the very near future, so make sure you bookmark this page and return here often during our fifth year.
Now available from NIP
Wiggins, Melanie. U-Boat Adventures: Firsthand Accounts from World War II. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1999
"Catalog 180" has arrived from Antheil Booksellers in Bellmore, NY with forty-eight pages of new and used naval, maritime, aviation, and military titles.
Now available from Blake
Hodgson, Lynn-Philip. Inside Camp X: The Top Secret World War II Secret Agent Training School Strategically Placed in Canada on the Shores of Lake Ontario. Oakville, Ontario: Blake Books Distribution, 1999
Speer, Frank E. The Debden Warbirds: The 4th Fighter Group in World War II. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military History, 1999
Stanaway, John and Bob Rocker. The Eight Ballers: Eyes of the Fifth Air Force: The 8th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron in World War II. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military History, 1999
Hutton, Stephen. Squadron of Deception: The 36th Bomb Squadron in World War II. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military History, 1999
Frank and Maureen have done a major update of the inventory at their Jerboa-Redcap Books website with hefty numbers of fresh titles in several different categories including World War II.
Now available from Schiffer
The folks at Schiffer continue to publish a steady stream of great titles:
Koch, Brigadier General Oscar W. with Robert G. Hays. G-2: Intelligence for Patton.
Martin and Caroline have updated their Aardvark Books website with inventory listings amounting to in excess of 7000 secondhand WWI and WWII titles, arranged for browsing by topic as well as searching by author and title.
Now available from Texas A & M
Harris. Tyranny on Trial. College Station, TX: Texas A & M University Press, 1999. Reissue edition of the story of the Nuremberg trials; available in hardcover and paper.
The latest reprint editions of US Army divisional histories from Battery Press continue to appear:
Robbins. The 91st Infantry Division in World War II. Now available
News from Ramrod
Ramrod Publications have sent along the latest word about their publication schedule:
Sarkar. Battle of Britain: The Photographic Kaleidoscope, volume 1. Now available
Now available from McFarland
Wilson, Joe. The 761st "Black Panther" Tank Battalion in World War II. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 1999
Bimberg, Edward L. The Moroccan Goums: Tribal Warriors in a Modern War. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1999
Now available from NIP
Wise Jr., James E. and Anne Collier Rehill. Stars in the Corps: Movies Actors in the United States Marines. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1999
Forthcoming from Viking
Cornwell. Hitler's Pope: The Secret History of Pius XII. Due from Viking in October and already stirring up much controversy.
From Peter, Ruth, and Twinkle at Bufo Books we have "Catalog Boney" featuring, yes, many Napoleonic titles as well as a good dose of World War II and other military books.
Now available from Coomber
Hempsall, Leslie And Don't Forget to Put Paper on the Toilet Seat. Surrey, BC: Coomber Publishing, 1999.
University Press of Kansas has announced three new titles due in the spring:
Megargee. Inside Hitler's High Command. Due April 2000
Now available from Praeger
Hoover, A. J. God, Britain, and Hitler in World War II: The View of the British Clergy, 1939-1945. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1999
Forthcoming from Presidio
Here's the latest from Presidio Press:
Hunnicutt. Pershing: A History of the Medium Tank T20 Series. Due September 1999
Military Book Club
Selection for September 1999: Lattimer. Hitler's Fatal Sickness and Other Secrets of the Nazi Leaders.
Forthcoming from Aegis
Delayed from its original publication date in July, Five Years, Four Fronts: The Memoirs of Major Georg Grossjohann is now expected from Aegis later this month.
The big "Fall Military History" catalog from Scholar's Bookshelf is now available with the usual plethora of new WWII titles.
Forthcoming from Helion
The newly formed publishing arm of Helion & Company has announced these two upcoming titles:
Lord, Cliff and David Birtles. The Armed Forces of Aden 1839-1967. Due in December. Approximately half of this book will cover World War II, including a complete OB for all Commonwealth units there during the war.
Mansoor, Peter R. The GI Offensive in Europe: The Triumph of American Infantry Divisions, 1941-1945. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas
Articles of War
Bob Ruman just updated the online inventory at his Articles of War website with a fresh batch of several thousand titles. And don't forget that, in preparation for the upcoming move out of state, Articles of War is also offering extremely attractive "inventory reduction" discounts on almost everything in stock during September and October.
Forthcoming from Frank Cass
Alvarez, David. Allied and Axis Signals Intelligence in World War II. Due later this month.
News from Cline
Here's the latest from R. A. Cline Publishing:
Cline, R. A. Submarine Grayback: The Life and Death of the World War II Submarine, USS Grayback. Now available.
Ian at the Military Collector has updated his military books website with more than 5000 fresh titles in a variety of categories. In addition, his inventory lists now display prices in both US dollars and Sterling.
Forthcoming from Greenwood Publishing Group:
Hoover, A. J. God, Britain, and Hitler in World War II: The View of the British Clergy, 1939-1945. Due this month.
The "September Catalog," said to be "the largest catalog that I have issued during the past 40 years," is now available from Paul Gaudette Books.
Now available from Classic
Mombeek, Eric. Jagdwaffe, volume 1, section 2: The Spanish Civil War. Crowborough, East Sussex: Classic Publications, 1999
Today the Old Army website was updated with almost 4500 secondhand military books available for searching by author and title as well as browsing by categories such as World War II, World War II, Vietnam, Korea, etc.
Colonel David Glantz has released five new desktop-published volumes in his ongoing series of Russian front titles:
Forgotten Battles of the German-Soviet War, 1941-1945, volume I: The Summer-Fall Campaign (22 June - 4 December 1941)
World War II Books
As is his twice-monthly custom, Graham Palmer of World War II Books has updated his online inventory with thousands of fresh titles. In addition, today Graham kicked off his new "War Diary" page which features day-by-day sixtieth anniversary entries for all the important military and political events of the Second World War plus links to books about each specific entry.
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