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News from Alan C. Carey
31 October 1999

Alan Carey, author of The Reluctant Raiders: The Story of U.S. Navy Bombing Squadron VB/VPB-109 in World War II, sends along this news:

"I just want to tell you that my next book on all U.S. Navy B-24 squadrons which served in the Pacific will be ready for submission to Schiffer Publishing before the end of the year.

"The working title is We Flew Alone: U.S. Navy B-24 Liberator and PB4Y-2 Privateer Squadrons in the Pacific (February 1943 to August 1945). This is a comprehensive account of U.S. Navy bomber squadrons which flew the PB4Y-1 Liberator and PB4Y-2 Privateer. The following squadrons will be discussed: VB/VPB-101, 102, 104, 106, 108, 109, 115, 116, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, and 124. This will include an accounting of aircraft assigned to each squadron, squadron casualties and date of loss, number of Japanese aircraft engaged and shot down, number of ships sunk or damaged, and number of bombing strikes."

Now available from Stackpole
30 October 1999

Stackpole Books of Mechanicsburg, PA serves as US distributor for other publishers' title as well as producing its own books, and they have recently announced availability of some new items:

Conner, Claude C. Nothing Friendly in the Vicinity: My Patrols on the Submarine USS Guardfish during WWII. Published by Savas Publishing Company

Price, Alfred. Battle of Britain Day, 15 September 1940. Published in the UK by Greenhill

Smith, Peter C. Stukas over the Steppe: The Blitzkrieg in the East, 1941-1945. Published in the UK by Greenhill as part of its "Luftwaffe at War" series

Griehl, Manfred. German Jets, 1944-1945. Published in the UK by Greenhill as part of its "Luftwaffe at War" series

Book Survey
29 October 1999

Burma: The Essential Sources

Now available from Hippocrene
28 October 1999

Lattimer, John K. Hitler's Fatal Sickness and Other Secrets of the Nazi Leaders. New York: Hippocrene, 1999

The Bookman
28 October 1999

Military Bookman has dispatched its latest catalog, "Fall 1999," with sixty-four pages of secondhand books including WWII topics such as "The Atlantic Campaign," "The Fall and Occupation of Western Europe," and "Mediterranean, Greece, Balkans, and Middle East."

Now available from NIP
27 October 1999

Gilliland, C. Herbert and Robert Shenk. Admiral Dan Gallery: The Life and Wit of a Navy Original. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1999

Now available from Aegis
26 October 1999

Grossjohann, Major Georg. Five Years, Four Fronts: Memoirs of Major Georg Grossjohann. Ft. Monroe, VA: Aegis, 1999. Published in hardcover and softcover

Now available from Southfarm
26 October 1999

Danish, Steven E. One Soldier's Memories: World War II. Middletown, CT: Southfarm Press, 1999

Forthcoming from Greenwood
25 October 1999

Baxter. Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, 1887-1976: A Selected Bibliography. Now due from Greenwood

New arrivals
24 October 1999

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

Mulligan, Timothy P. Neither Sharks nor Wolves: The Men of Nazi Germany's U-Boat Arm, 1939-1945. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1999

Haskell, W. A. Shadows on the Horizon: The Battle of Convoy HX-233. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1999.

Burn, Alan. The Fighting Commodores: Convoy Commanders in the Second World War. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1999.


Now available from Presidio
23 October 1999

Astor, Gerald. The Greatest War: Americans in Combat, 1941-1945. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1999

Forthcoming from Crecy
22 October 1999

Two new items on the way from Crecy:

Smith. Task Force 57: The British Pacific Fleet, 1944-45. Softcover edition due in January 2000

Leicester. Flights into the Night: Reminiscences of a World War II RAF Wellington Pilot. Softcover edition due in March 2000

New arrival
21 October 1999

Levine, Alan J. The War against Rommel's Supply Lines, 1942-1943. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1999


Now available from UPK
21 October 1999

Glantz, David M. and Jonathan M. House. The Battle of Kursk. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1999

Now available from Praeger
19 October 1999

Koburger Jr., Charles W. Wine-Dark, Blood Red Sea: Naval Warfare in the Aegean, 1941-1946. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1999

18 October 1999

Catalog 43 from Kisselburg Military Books of Stillwater, MN has arrived with fresh selections and choice items offered by Paul Kisselburg.

Military Book Club
17 October 1999

Selections from the MBC catalog for October:

Reynolds. Men of Steel: I SS Panzer Corps: The Ardennes and Eastern Front, 1944-45

Heston and Heston. The Medical Casebook of Adolf Hitler

Barr and Hart. Panzer: The Illustrated History of Germany's Armored Forces in WWII

Bradley. The Illustrated History of the Third Reich

Ellis and Chamberlain. Schmeisser Submachine Gun

16 October 1999

Martin and the gang at Aardvark Books have refreshed their online inventory with thousands of secondhand WWI and WWII titles, all available for browsing by topic and searching by author and title.

Eagle Editions
16 October 1999

Looks like EagleFiles #2: Yellow 10 from Eagle Editions has been delayed until January.

15 October 1999

"Military Book News No. 4", a very meaty catalog of new and used military titles, has been dropped into the mail by Helion & Company.

New arrival
14 October 1999

Robbins, Major Robert A. The 91st Infantry Division in World War II. Nashville, TN: The Battery Press, 1999


Forthcoming from Classic
14 October 1999

Three new titles in the works from Classic:

Mombeek. Jagdwaffe, Volume 1, Section 3: Blitzkrieg on Poland. Now due late November

Mombeek, Forsythe, Creek. Sturmstaffel 1. Unit history due late November

Mombeek. Jagdwaffe, Volume 1, Section 4: Attack in the West. Now due late December

News from Mark Yerger
13 October 1999

Author Mark Yerger sends us word of his latest:

"I've completed the revised text for a new edition of my biography of Waffen-SS Swords holder Otto Weidinger. Details are added and there will be more than 100 additional photos, most coming from Weidinger's family albums and previously unpublished. It will be with my publisher, Schiffer, by the end of the year. After that will be the first volume of my series on German Cross holders of the SS."

13 October 1999

The "Bargain Books" catalog for 1 October 1999 from Edward R. Hamilton has arrived with its usual section of WWII titles.

Now available from Presidio
12 October 1999

Burgett, Donald R. The Road to Arnhem: A Screaming Eagle in Holland. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1999. Third in Burgett's series of memoirs.

Pieces of History
12 October 1999

"Catalog BK49" of books for "military historians and collectors" is now working its way through the postal system from Pieces of History with 64 pages of books including sections on "Medal and Badge Books", "Military History", and "Naval History".

New arrival
11 October 1999

Alvarez, David (editor). Allied and Axis Signals Intelligence in World War II. London: Frank Cass, 1999


Richard Hough
10 October 1999

Richard Hough, author of more than ninety books, incuding a number of WWII-related titles such as The Longest Battle: The War at Sea, 1939-1945, The Battle of Britain (co-authored with Denis Richards), and a biography of Lord Mountbatten, died Thursday at age 77 after a long history of heart problems.

The Latest from NIP
10 October 1999

Now available from Naval Institute Press:

Hone, Thomas and Norman Friedman. American and British Aircraft Carrier Development, 1919-1941

Gray, Edwyn. Hitler's Battleships. Second edition

Bruce, Colin. Invaders: British and American Seaborne Landings, 1939-1945

Onoda. No Surrender: My Thirty-year War. Softcover edition


Jordan. The World's Merchant Fleets, 1939: The Particulars and Wartime Fates of 6,000 Ships. Due in November

Cressman. The Official Chronology of the U.S. Navy in World War II. Due in December

News from Gregory Urwin
9 October 1999

Gregory Urwin, author of the excellent Facing Fearful Odds: The Siege of Wake Island, sends along this report of his latest endeavors:

"First of all, I have moved from the University of Central Arkansas. I am now an associate professor of history at Temple University, replacing Russell F. Weigley, one of America's foremost military historians, who retired last January. This fall I am teaching, fittingly enough, the department's World War II course. I look forward to directing dissertations on military affairs in the World War II era, particularly those dealing with the activities of the U.S. Marine Corps.

"University of Nebraska Press is issuing a paperback reprint of U.S. War Department, The Capture of Attu: As Told by the Men Who Fought There, which was originally published in 1944 by Infantry Journal. I have written an introduction for the reprint.

"Finally, I hope to complete the research for my next book, Victory in Defeat: The Defenders of Wake Island as Prisoners of War, 1941-1945 at Boston University and the U.S. Army Military History Institute in the summer of 2000. Having to find a new house and relocate to the Philadelphia area this past summer put me a little behind schedule on this project."

Forthcoming from Pacifica
8 October 1999

Kriloff. Officer of the Deck: A Memoir of the Pacific War and the Sea. Due from Pacifica in April 2000

New arrival
7 October 1999

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


News from Fedorowicz
7 October 1999

Bob Edwards sends the following updates from J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc about their latest titles:

Tieke. In the Firestorm of the Last Year of the War. Now available

Agte. Jochen Peiper: Commander, Panzer Regiment Leibstandarte. Due November

Kurowski. Sturmgeschutze, Forward! Due November

Kurowski. Panzer Aces 2. Due December

Now available from Crecy
6 October 1999

Henshaw. Sigh for a Merlin: Testing the Spitfire. Manchester, UK: Crecy Publishing, 1999

News from Battery Press
5 October 1999

Dick Gardner of Battery Press tells us that the reprint edition of A History of the 90th Division in World War II is now available and another fresh reprint is due in December:

Taggart. History of the Third Infantry Division in World War II

Military Collector
4 October 1999

Ian has uploaded several thousand secondhand military titles, largely WWII-related, to his Military Collector website where they can be browsed by topic and searched by author and title.

Now available from Viking
4 October 1999

Cornwell, John. Hitler's Pope: The Secret History of Pius XII. New York: Viking, 1999.

World War II Books, Illinois
3 October 1999

World War II Books of Monticello, Illinois -- not to be confused with World War II Books of England -- has undertaken the first big inventory update at its website in quite some time. Perhaps the two will be easier to distinguish now that Lance and Judith's business in Illinois has amended its name to World War II Books and Video and added a wide assortment of multimedia titles in addition to its stock of books.

Articles of War
2 October 1999

Big changes are on the way for Articles of War. Bob Ruman tells us he'll be moving his operation from Skokie to New Mexico sometime after the first of the year. In the meantime, he continues to offer his "inventory reduction" sale -- hey, any idea how hard it would be to lug his massive inventory across the country? -- through the end of October. Check his latest update; still plenty of titles of available at big discounts. Bob is out of action for the moment but will be back in the office and resume shipping on 10 October.

Old Army Books
2 October 1999

At the Old Army Books website, Bruce Halsted has uploaded thousands of secondhand military titles in a wide range of categories including World War II, Vietnam, Korea, Custer, American Civil War, and many more.

World War II Books
1 October 1999

Graham Palmer of World War II Books in the UK has updated his website with over 12,000 secondhand military titles. Graham's very nice "War Diary" feature is also available there, with "sixty years ago" text and photos updated every day.


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