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Now available from HarperCollins
29 September 1999

Rochlin, Fred. Old Man in a Baseball Cap: A Memoir of World War II. New York: HarperCollins, 1999

Now available from Schiffer
29 September 1999

Many, many new titles now available from Schiffer:

Radinger and Schick. Messerschmitt BF 109 A-E: Development/Testing/Production.

Griehl. Focke-Wulf TA 154.

Mahurin. Hitler's Fall Guys.

Wolf. Death Rattlers: Marine Squadron VMF-323 over Okinawa.

Myhra. X Planes of the Third Reich: Focke-Wulf Ta 183.

Myhra. X Planes of the Third Reich: Horten 9.

Myhra. X Planes of the Third Reich: Heinkel He 162.

Myhra. X Planes of the Third Reich: Messerschmitt P.1101.

Myhra. X Planes of the Third Reich: Messerschmitt Me 263.

Forthcoming from Indiana
28 September 1999

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.

Old Army
28 September 1999

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
27 September 1999

Kocevar. Gestapo Volunteers: The Upper Carnolia Home Defense Force, 1942-1945. Due from Axis Europa "in a few months time."

25 September 1999

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
24 September 1999

Selections for "Fall 1999":

Whiting. Jochen Peiper

Tillman. SBD Dauntless Units of World War 2

Baron, Blum, and Goldhurst. Raid! The Untold Story of Patton's Secret Mission

Forty. Japanese Army Handbook, 1939-1945

Smith. Pearl Harbor, 1941

Now available from Jeudwine
23 September 1999

Charpentier, Alain, Lionel Lacey-Johnson, and Geoffrey Jeudwine. Global Warrior: The Story of Group Captain John Jeudwine. Hollywell, Australia: G. S. Jeudwine, 1999

23 September 1999

The "Bargain Books" catalog from Edward R. Hamilton, dated 3 September, is now available.

Now available from Cass
22 September 1999

Alvarez, David (editor). Allied and Axis Signals Intelligence in World War II. London: Frank Cass, 1999. Distributed in the US by International Specialized Book Services.

21 September 1999

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
21 September 1999

The latest news from Greenwood/Praeger:

Koburger. Wine-Dark, Blood Red Sea: Naval Warfare in the Aegean, 1941-1946. Due later this month

Wires. The Cicero Spy Affair: German Access to British Secrets in World War II. Due later this month

Wortzel. Dictionary of Contemporary Chinese Military History. Due later this month

War Room
20 September 1999

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.

New arrival
19 September 1999

Glantz, David M. and Harold S. Orenstein (editors). The Battle for Kursk, 1943: The Soviet General Staff Study. London: Frank Cass, 1999


18 September 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
17 September 1999

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 for further information.

Now available from Praeger
16 September 1999

Watson, Bruce Allen. Exit Rommel: The Tunisian Campaign, 1942-1943. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1999

16 September 1999

Tom Cadman has updated the online inventory of secondhand WWII books at his website.

Our fifth year
15 September 1999

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
14 September 1999

Wiggins, Melanie. U-Boat Adventures: Firsthand Accounts from World War II. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1999

14 September 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
13 September 1999

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

New Arrivals
12 September 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


12 September 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
11 September 1999

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.

Hutton, Stephen. Squadron of Deception: The 36th Bomb Squadron in World War II.

Stanaway, John and Bob Rocker. The Eight Ballers: Eyes of the Fifth Air Force: The 8th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron in World War II.

Glenn, Harlan. For King and Country: British Airborne Uniforms, Insignia & Equipment in World War II

11 September 1999

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
10 September 1999

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.

Battery Press
10 September 1999

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

A History of the 90th Division in World War II. Due in October

News from Ramrod
10 September 1999

Ramrod Publications have sent along the latest word about their publication schedule:

Sarkar. Battle of Britain: The Photographic Kaleidoscope, volume 1. Now available

Crook. Spitfire Pilot. Due in May 2000.

Sarkar. Battle of Britain: The Photographic Kaleidoscope, volume 2. Due in September 2000

Sarkar. Johnnies Kenley Spitfires. Delayed until 2001

Sarkar. Hell's Highway. Delayed indefinitely

Sarkar. Red Devil Casualties: Arnhem 1944. Delayed indefinitely

Now available from McFarland
10 September 1999

Wilson, Joe. The 761st "Black Panther" Tank Battalion in World War II. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 1999

New arrival
9 September 1999

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


Now available from NIP
9 September 1999

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
8 September 1999

Cornwell. Hitler's Pope: The Secret History of Pius XII. Due from Viking in October and already stirring up much controversy.

8 September 1999

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
8 September 1999

Hempsall, Leslie And Don't Forget to Put Paper on the Toilet Seat. Surrey, BC: Coomber Publishing, 1999.

7 September 1999

University Press of Kansas has announced three new titles due in the spring:

Megargee. Inside Hitler's High Command. Due April 2000

Bidermann. In Deadly Combat: A German Soldier's Memoir of the Eastern Front. Due April 2000

Alvarez. Codebreaking and American Diplomacy, 1930-1945. Due April 2000

Now available from Praeger
7 September 1999

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
7 September 1999

Here's the latest from Presidio Press:

Hunnicutt. Pershing: A History of the Medium Tank T20 Series. Due September 1999

Burgett. The Road to Arnhem. Due November 1999

Astor. The Greatest War: Americans in Combat, 1941-1945. Due December 1999

Military Book Club
7 September 1999

Selection for September 1999: Lattimer. Hitler's Fatal Sickness and Other Secrets of the Nazi Leaders.

Forthcoming from Aegis
7 September 1999

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 Bookshelf
7 September 1999

The big "Fall Military History" catalog from Scholar's Bookshelf is now available with the usual plethora of new WWII titles.

Forthcoming from Helion
6 September 1999

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.

Holtztraeger, Hans. In a Raging Inferno - Combat Units of the Hitler Youth 1944-45. Due sometime in 2000.

New arrival
5 September 1999

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
4 September 1999

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
3 September 1999

Alvarez, David. Allied and Axis Signals Intelligence in World War II. Due later this month.

News from Cline
3 September 1999

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.

Sterling, Forest J. Wake of the Wahoo: The Heroic Story of America's Most Daring World War II Submarine, USS Wahoo. New edition of this classic due in October

Military Collector
3 September 1999

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.

2 September 1999

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.

Watson, Bruce Allen. Exit Rommel: The Tunisian Campaign, 1942-1943. Due this month.

Paul Gaudette
2 September 1999

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
2 September 1999

Mombeek, Eric. Jagdwaffe, volume 1, section 2: The Spanish Civil War. Crowborough, East Sussex: Classic Publications, 1999

Old Army
1 September 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.

David Glantz
1 September 1999

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)

Forgotten Battles of the German-Soviet War, 1941-1945, volume II: The Winter Campaign (5 December 1941 - April 1942)

Forgotten Battles of the German-Soviet War, 1941-1945, volume III: The Summer Campaign (12 May - 18 November 1941)

The Red Army in 1943: Central Command and Control Organs and Leaders

The Red Army in 1943: Strength, Organization, and Equipment

World War II Books
1 September 1999

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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