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Bernad, Denes. Rumanian Air Force: The Prime Decade, 1938-1947. Carrollton, TX: Squadron/Signal Publications, 1999
Smith, Peter C. Luftwaffe at War: Stukas over the Steppe: The Blitzkrieg in the East, 1941-1945. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1999
Griehl, Manfred. Luftwaffe at War: German Jets, 1944-1945. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1999
Mombeek, Eric with J. Richard Smith and Eddie J. Creek. Luftwaffe Colours: Jagdwaffe, volume one, section 2: The Spanish Civil War. Crowborough, East Sussex: Classic Publications, 1999
Forthcoming from Batsford
Farndale, General Sir Martin. History of the Royal Regiment of Artillery: Far East Theatre 1914-46. Due from Batsford in March or April 2000.
Richard Gardner at Battery Press has updated his website with a list of his latest books. In addition to an incredible World War I selection, Battery also offers a vast range of reprinted WWII divisional histories and more. Battery plans on "tying up some loose ends" with some new divisionals in the first half of the new year, then expects to get going on more reprints of WWII official histories from various countries.
Now available from Stackpole
Three new titles from Stackpole Books are now available:
Griehl, Manfred. Luftwaffe at War: German Bombers over England, 1940-1944
All three of these are also published in the UK by Greenhill Books.
Have a look at Tom Paragian's military website, The War Room, to see his latest updates of videos, posters, and secondhand WWII books.
Glantz, David M. and Jonathan M. House. The Battle of Kursk. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1999
In news from Naval Institute Press, it looks like Roger Jordan's The World's Merchant Fleets, 1939: The Particulars and Wartime Fates of 6,000 Ships has been delayed until January. Meanwhile, the revised and expanded edition of The Official Chronology of the U.S. Navy in World War II by Robert J. Cressman is due to hit bookshelves within the next week or two.
Looking for books from Germany about WWII? "Katalog 2000" from Christian Schmidt is now available with a considerable range of new and important older titles including classics such as Georg Tessin's Verbande und Truppen series.
From Paul Gaudette Books in Tucson, Arizona comes the big "Fall Catalog" with topics such as Luftwaffe, Spanish Civil War, Biographies, and Recent Arrivals.
Due later this month from Greenwood:
Ericson, Edward E. Feeding the German Eagle: Soviet Economic Aid to Nazi Germany, 1933-1941
The fine folks at Specialty Press have mailed their "1999 Fall" catalog with a bounty of titles including U.S. distribution of Air Research, Airlife, Crecy, Midland, etc.
The latest catalog from The Scholar's Bookshelf, "Fall History", is now available with a few military titles and a couple of WWII-related gems.
Now available from Fedorowicz
Agte, Patrick. Jochen Peiper: Commander of the Panzer-Regiment Leibstandarte. Winnipeg, Manitoba: J. J. Fedorowicz, 1999
Military Book Club
Selections for December 1999 from the Military Book Club of Indianapolis, IN:
Burgett. The Road to Arnhem: A Screaming Eagle in Holland
The "1999 Holiday" catalog from Zenith Books arrived with a big selection of new military titles, including many WWII-related items and emphasizing aviation.
Now available from Yale
Yale University Press has published softcover editions of two Russian Front classics:
Erickson. The Road to Stalingrad
Now available from Sarpedon
Reynolds, Michael. Men of Steel: I SS Panzer Corps: The Ardennes and Eastern Front, 1944-45. New York: Sarpedon, 1999
From Edward R. Hamilton comes the newsprint "Bargain Books" catalog dated 29 October 1999 with a few dozen WWII-related titles at discount prices.
Woolcott Books has mailed its latest catalog with forty pages of secondhand military books.
Now available from Robert Bruce
Bruce, Robert. The M-1 Does My Talking: The U.S. M-1 Garand Rifle in Pictures. Mechanicsville, VA: Robert Bruce, 1993
Better late than never, Ian Wilkinson of The Military Collector has run his monthly inventory update to put a fresh batch of books at his website, including a wide assortment of WWII tiles.
Niklas Zetterling tells us he has two books due in the summer of 2000:
Zetterling. German Ground Forces in Normandy, 1944. From Fedorowicz
For Veterans' Day, Martin and Caroline had updated their online inventory at Aardvark Books with several thousand additional secondhand books, mostly covering various WWII topics but also including some choice WWI items.
Now available from University of Oklahoma Press
Nalty, Bernard. War in the Pacific: Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1999. Paperback edition.
The latest update at the T. Cadman website brings to Tom's webpages a plethora of fresh secondhand book about World War II.
Tom Petteys of Aberdeen Bookstore has updated his online inventory with hundreds of new books about the Second World War, including a nice section of special offers.
News from Vanwell
Simon Kooter of Vanwell Publishing tells us that Great Fleet of Ships: The Canadian Parks and Forts by Heal ("a comprehensive reference on all the Canadian-built merchant ships called Parks or Forts built during WWII") is now available and For Your Freedom and Ours: Polish Armed Forces in the Second World War by Stawicki is due later this month.
Jack Faber has released his "Catalogue No. 67" featuring secondhand books by authors whose last names start with "N", "O", or "P" plus the usual "Late arrivals, recent publications, and titles of special interest."
Forthcoming from Schiffer
Bob Biondi reports on these upcoming Schiffer titles:
Jentz. Germany's Tiger Tanks: D.W. to Tiger I: Design, Production, Modifications. Due December 1999
Not having heard from Benicia Books in many months, it was nice to see that Michael Merrill yesterday updated his website with a batch of fresh inventory including a section on WWII-related titles.
Frank and Maureen have mailed "Supplement #23" for Jerboa-Redcap Books with six pages of new and used naval, military, and aviation titles.
Now available from Free Press
Stinnett, Robert B. Day of Deceit: The Truth about FDR and Pearl Harbor. New York: The Free Press, 1999
Articles of War
Bob and Judy Ruman are in the throes of moving home and business from Illinois to New Mexico. For the time being their entire inventory of new and used military titles remains accessible and is being offered at discount prices. See the latest update to their webpage for full details.
New books from Articles of War will become inaccessible as of 1 January and secondhand books will follow suit at the end of the month or early in February. At some point in February, sales and shipping operations will be suspended until the business reopens in its new location in New Mexico.
The bottom line? Now is the time to take advantage of great prices while the books are still accessible. And every book Bob sells now is one less that needs to be lugged across the continent....
Now available from Greenwood
Four new titles have been recently released from Greenwood/Praeger:
Wires. The Cicero Spy Affair: German Access to British Secrets.
Burgett, Donald R. Currahee! A Screaming Eagle at Normandy. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1999
Burgett, Donald R. The Road to Arnhem: A Screaming Eagle in Holland. Novato, CA: Presidio
Burgett, Donald R. Seven Roads to Hell: A Screaming Eagle at Bastogne. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1999
Now available from Cline
Sterling, Forest J. Wake of the Wahoo. Placentia, CA: R. A. Cline Publishing, 1999. New and expanded edition, including an Epilogue by the author not found in earlier editions
News from Canada
The folks at J. J. Fedorowicz send along the following news:
Kurowski. Panzer Aces 2. Delayed until after the first of the year
Top Ten of 1999
We've now activated the online voting machine for our fourth annual Top Ten balloting. As with the past three years, visitors are invited to cast up to ten votes for the top WWII-related, non-fiction titles published during the year. The polls will remain open through the end of the year, in a couple of weeks we'll open the "Standings" page so progress can be monitored as voting proceeds, and the final winners will be announced here at the beginning of January. It was a great year for new World War II titles, so please give us a hand in picking the creme de la creme.
Bruce Halsted has today updated his inventory with thousands of secondhand military titles at Old Army Books.
World War II Books
It's the first of the month, and that means Graham Palmer has refreshed his online inventory at the World War II Books website. Be sure to check out his "War Diary" feature with day-by-day news and photos from sixty years ago.
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