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Attack On Pearl Harbor
A Pictorial History

by Stan Cohen

The two hour attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Sunday morning, December 7th, 1941, ranks among the most remarkable moments that changed not only American history but events in the rest of the world. On December 8th, President Roosevelt made his famous “Day of Infamy” speech. Within days, the United States had declared war on all the Axis powers—Japan, Germany and Italy.

8 1/2"x11", 310 pages, 500 photos, maps, paperback, $16.95.
ISBN 1-57510-087-8









Equipment of the World War II Tommy

By David B. Gordon

This is a unique publication suited for both the novice and advanced collectors of militaria, reenactors, model makers and students of military history. It features more than 1300 photographs that assist in describing the plethora of equipment and personal effects that were available to the British and Commonwealth military forces during the Second World War. Items are covered in a complete, yet clear and concise manner so the reader is left with a good understanding of the subject.

6"x9",658 pages, 1300 photos, paperback, $34.95.
ISBN 978-1575101514






 

Weapons of the World War II Tommy

By David B. Gordon

This is a unique publication suited for both the novice and advanced collectors of militaria, reenactors, model makers and students of military history. It features more than 1400 photographs and more than 150 drawings and diagrams. These are used to illustrate the main variations of weapons, their ammunition and support equipment available to the British and Commonwealth soldiers during the Second World War. Items are covered in a complete, yet clear and concise manner so the reader is left with a good understanding of the subject.

6"x9", 778 pages, 1400 photos, 150 drawings and diagrams, paperback, $34.95. ISBN 978-1575101590

 

 

 

 




Uniforms of the WWII Tommy

by David B. Gordon

Another unique publication suited for both the novice and advanced collectors of militaria, reenactors, model makers and students of military history. It features over 1200 photographs, over 100 in color. Subject matter includes uniforms and insignia produced in the U.K. and the Commonwealth.

5 1/2"x 8 1/2", 658 pages, hundreds of photos, 15 pages of color, paperback, $34.95. ISBN 1-57510-122-X

 

 

 

 




Enemy On Island. Issue In Doubt.

The Capture Of Wake Island, December, 1941

by Stan Cohen

Although the fight ended in defeat and surrender of the island’s American garrison, the battle of Wake, starting just hours after the Pearl Harbor attack, represented the first defense of an American possession during World War II. Waged against tremendous odds, the battle will always hold a special place in American military history.

8 1/2"x11", 116 pages, 180 photos, maps, illustrations, paperback, $12.95. ISBN 0-933126-39-5







Forgotten Fields of America: Volume I
World War II Bases and Training, Then and Now

by Lou Thole

This book tells the story of the buildup of the United States Army Air Forces just before and during World War II. Its focus is on the training bases, the men and women who served there, and what they did. The story is not intended as a reference guide, rather, its intent is to relate from a human interest standpoint, one of America’s greatest achievements as told by those who were there.

8 1/2"x11", 166 pages, 164 photos, paperback, $19.95.
ISBN 1-57510-010-X

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Forgotten Fields of America, Volume II
World War II Bases and Training Then and Now

by Lou Thole

From the poorly armed and understaffed Air Force that existed when Pearl Harbor was attacked, the United States produced, just a few years later, the greatest Air Force the world has ever seen. The effort to achieve this was unprecedented. Thousands of fine young men gave their lives in training accidents. Often, families who had lived on their land for generations were forced to move with little notice, their homes and buildings sold off or bulldozed. Within six months a small city replaced the farm or vacant land and training would start.

8 1/2"x11", 178 pages, 247 photos, paperback, $21.95.
ISBN 1-57510-051-7



Forgotten Fields Of America, Volume IV
World War II Bases and Training Then and Now

by Lou Thole

This volume and the three that precede it give an overview of the buildup of the Army Air Forces just before and during World War II. It’s a wonderful story, full of everything that make Americans proud. It’s also a sad story because many of the young men and women who trained and served at these fields and then went overseas, never came back. Some made the supreme sacrifice without ever leaving their training base. Almost 15,000 young men were killed in air crew training during the war.

8 1/2"x 11", 144 pages, 260 photos, hardcover, $21.95
ISBN 978-1-57510-132-3

 

 



Castner’s Cutthroats

Saga of the Alaska Scouts

by Jim Rearden


Innokenty McBratney, the half-Aleut son of a Scot trader from the Aleutian island of Attu; Talky Lloyd, a renegade Colorado cowboy turned Alaska guide/trapper; Johnny Blackwolf, an Athapaskan from the arctic Koyukuk valley; Shorty the Bear, a trapper from deep in the Wrangell Mountains; Silver Fox Will Rooney, a trapper and commercial fisherman from Bristol Bay. These are the heroes of this exciting tale of the Alaska Scouts who play a key role in the Aleutian Campaign for World War II.

6"x9", black and white photos and maps, 384 pages, paperback: $23.95. ISBN 978-1-57510-084-5

 

 



A Glorious Page In Our History

The Battle of Midway, 4–6 June 1942

Robert J. Cressman, Steve Ewing, Barrett Tillman, Mark Horan, Clark Reynolds, Stan Cohen, contributors

The central focus of this book, despite a narrative account of the battle, is the photographs it contains. What will set apart this publication will be the detailed captions, calling the reader’s attention to little details which often escape notice. These photographs represent a moment frozen in time.

8 1/2"x11", 240 pages, more than 300 photos, paperback, $16.95.
ISBN 0-929521-40-4







Fascist Eagle

Italy’s Air Marshal Italo Balbo

by Blaine Taylor

As the father of the modern Italian Air Force–the Aeronautica– during the years 1926-33, Balbo attained the rank of Duce’s Air Marshal and secured a place in aviation history as the initiator of four spectacular flights of Savoia—flying boats—two across the Mediterranean, and another two across the Atlantic. Unique in their day, they have never been repeated, nor are they likely to be.

8 1/2"x11", 144 pages, more than 500 photos, maps, paperback, $14.95.
ISBN 1-57510-012-6


 



Gray Ghost

The R.M.S. Queen Mary at War

by Steve Harding

The outbreak of the Second World War on September 3, 1939, found the R.M.S. Queen Mary nearing the end of her 143rd Atlantic crossing. She had sailed from Southampton four days earlier with a record 2,332 passengers aboard, the vast majority of whom were Americans hoping to escape the general European holocaust that suddenly seemed inevitable. Now those halcyon days of shipboard galas and sumptuous banquets, of celebrity passengers and trans-Atlantic speed records was over. The world was at war.

8 1/2"x11", 92 pages, 72 photos, paperback, $9.95.
ISBN 0-933126-26-3





Hero Of The Rhine

The Karl Timmermann Story

by Ken Hechler

“A master storyteller of World War II, Ken Hechler returns to his classic account of the Bridge at Remagen to treat his readers to a stranger-than-fiction life story of the first officer to lead that incredible charge which captured the first crossing of the Rhine River in 1945.” —Dr. Allan R. Millet, Mason Professor of Military History, The Ohio State University

7"x10", 257 pages, 7


8 photos, maps, illustrations, paperback, $14.95.
ISBN 1-57510-110-6

 





Koga’s Zero

The Fighter that Changed World War II

by Jim Rearden

Found upside down in an Alaskan bog in the eighth month of our war with Japan, a Japanese fighter plane was retrieved and soon test flown by U.S. pilots. Knowledge gained from those flights ended the dominance of the Zero in the Pacific.

7"x10", black and white photos, 128 pages, paperback: $12.95.
ISBN 0-929521-56-0

 

 




The Bridge at Remagen
The Amazing Story of March 7, 1945—
The Day the Rhine River was Crossed

by Ken Hechler

The town of Remagen is on the Rhine River midway between Cologne and Koblentz. One glance at a map would explain to any military man why Remagen is a terrible place to try a river crossing. It was here on March 7, 1945 that the first crossing of the Rhine River was made by American troops which helped to shorten the war by months.

7"x10", 232 pgs, over 70 photos, plus a chapter about the making of the movie, paperback, $12.95. ISBN 0-929521-79-X





Destination Tokyo
A Pictorial History of Doolittle’s Tokyo Raid, April 18, 1942

by Stan Cohen

World War II inflicted suffering and death on a larger scale than ever before, it also produced many acts of bravery and heroism that continue to stir our hearts. For sheer daring, danger and drama, Doolittle’s raid must rank near the top of any such list. Though their short time over Tokyo scarcely scratched the paint on the Japanese war machine, the raiders achieved an important psychological victory. Few other events of the war had such an emotional impact on both the enemy and the American people.

8 1/2"x11", 152 pages, 165 photos, maps, paperback, $14.95.
ISBN 0-929521-52-8


 



Artillery at the Golden Gate

The Harbor Defenses of San Fran­cisco in World War II

by Brian B. Chin

This book tells the story of the “concrete soldiers,” the U.S. Army coast artillerymen who manned the huge seacoast rifles and underwater minefields guarding the San Francisco harbor entrance during World War II. Beyond the tactics and technology of the Harbor Defenses, this book paints a rich mosaic of the memorable Army personalities, both officers and enlisted, and their experiences in the wartime city.

8 1/2"x11", 176 pages, 170 photos, illustrations, paperback, $14.95.
ISBN 0-929521-85-4






Four Came Home

The Gripping Story of the Survivors of Jimmy Doolittle’s Two Lost Crews

by Carroll V. Glines

On April 18, 1942, Jimmy Doolittle led the first bombing raid against Japan. Two five-man crews didn’t make it back. Landing on Japanese-occupied territory in China, two drowned and the rest were captured one by one, as thousands of Japanese soldiers, in a massive manhunt, swept southward from Shanghai, scorching the earth behind them and slaughtering a quarter of a million Chinese peasants. For the Americans, capture meant solitary imprisonment, starvation, torture, and for some, death. Only four came home.

7"x10", 184 pages, over 40 photos, paperback, $14.95.
ISBN 1-57510-007-X






 

Soldat, Volume III
The World War II German Army Combat Uniform Collector’s Handbook
Equipping the German Foot Soldier in Europe, 1944–1945

by Cyrus A. Lee

Soldat is designed as a handbook for the collector of German Army combat uniforms, equipment and weapons. The detailed photos provide the military modeler with needed exacting details.

5" 1/2x8 1/2", 196 pages, 124 photos, 12 color pages, paperback, $12.95.
ISBN 0-929521-46-3

 

 



 

Soldat, Volume V
The World War II German Army Combat Uniform Collector’s Handbook
Uniforms and Insignia of Panzerkorps Grossdeutschland, 1939–1945

by Cyrus A. Lee

Through detailed black-and-white photos one can view the progression of uniforms and insignia used and worn by the troops of Grossdeutschland throughout the war.

5 1/"2x8 1/2", 226 pages, 158 photos, 16 color pages, paperback, $14.95.
ISBN 0-929521-76-5

 

 

 




Soldat, Volume VIII

The World War II German Army Combat Uniform Collector’s Handbook
Fallschirmjaeger

by Chris Mason

This volume presents detailed information about the uniforms and equipment of the elite Fallschirmjaeger, the German paratroops of World War II.

5 1/2"x8 1/2", 310 pages, 293 photos, 34 color photos, paperback, $16.95.
ISBN 1-57510-078-9

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Soldat, Volume XI

The World War II German Army Combat Collector’s Handbook
The Reproductions—The Postwar Years

by Cyrus A. Lee

This volume provides over 300 photos of known fakes, 75 of reproduction Waffen SS insignia alone. The color section identifies 22 reprinted camouflage patterns of Waffen SS, Fallschirmjaeger and Heer. More than 80 photos help spot counterfeit awards and decorations.

5 1/2"x8 1/2", 296 pages, over 300 photos, 16 color pages, paperback, $15.95. ISBN 0-929521-94-3


 





Soldat, Volume XIC

The World War II German Reenactor Guide to
Combat Uniforms & Equipment

by Cyrus A. Lee

This book is divided into sections dealing with uniforms, headgear, footwear, equipment, camouflage and protective garments; Fallschirmjaeger specific articles, weapons, barracks impressions and personal items; heavy equipment; and Female Impressions. The Zeitgeist photos provide the example of “those moments” experienced by historical reenactors.

5 1/2"x8 1/2", 286 pages, over 300 photos, 8 color pages, paperback, $15.95. ISBN 1-57510-088-6


 


Soldat, Volume XI-D

The World War II German Collectors Handbook, The Reproductions

by Cyrus A. Lee and Mark D. Stone

is designed as a handbook for the collector of German military uniforms, equipment, insignia and medals. This volume contains over 400 full color photos of over 100 different uniforms of the Heer, Kriegsmarine, Luftwaffe, Waffen SS, Polizei, and foreign volunteers. A special section focuses on the uniforms and equipment of the Fallschirmjäger. All of which are hyper-detailed replicas.

5 1/2"x8 1/2", 112 pages, over 300 photos, full-color paperback, $19.95. ISBN 978-157510-165-1






They Came To Destroy America

The FBI Goes to War Against Nazi Spies & Saboteurs During World War II

by Stan Cohen and Don DeNevi with Richard Gay

While the greater part of this book deals with the German landings on the east coast of the United States– Operation Pastorius, June 1942 and Operation Magpie, November 1944–it also delves into some pre-war Nazi spy operations, the subversive or­ganizations in the United States and several other operations planned but not executed. This is the first time that a thorough photographic search of these operations and other Nazi incursions within and on American shores has been attempted.

8 1/2"x 11", 184 pages, hundreds of photos, maps, paperback, $16.95.
ISBN 1-57510-101-7

 



From Model T to P-38 Lightning

Celebrating the Life of William Frank Schottelkorb

by Robert W. Schottelkorb

This is the story of Bill, a young man who was born in western Montana and lived there until he enlisted in the Army Air Corps as an Aviation Cadet on April 25, 1941. Bill had dreamed of flying since his youth and his golden opportunity came when he signed up for the Primary Course of the Civil Aeronautics Administration’s Civilian Pilot Training, better known as CPT, in September 1940.

8 1/2"x 11", 201 pages, 172 photos, maps, drawings, hardcover, $24.95.
ISBN 1-57510-100-9

 





Chain Dogs
, Volume II
The German Army Military Police of World War II

by Robert E. Witter

A great amount of the most varied literature is known to exist on the World War II German Army, its uniforms and history. However, many works are incomplete or treat subject matters only superficially. The second volume of “Chain Dogs” is a most valuable supplement to the first volume and contains clearly arranged additional information on Feldgendarmerie units.

6"x9", 134 pages, 80 photos, paperback, $9.95.
ISBN 1-57510-013-
4


 

 




Super Marine!
The Sgt. Orland D. “Buddy" Jones Story

by Ken Hechler

“Individual portraits of ‘The Greatest Generation’ now number in the hundreds, but this work by Ken Hechler goes right to the top. From a combination of extraordinary research and liberal use of letters, unfolds a story more powerful for its understatement about a boy turned Marine and his family at once ordinary and extraordinary.” —Richard B. Frank, author of Guadalcanal and The End of the
Imperial Empire

7"x10", 155 pages, 49 photos, maps, paperback, $14.95.
ISBN 978-1-57510-135-4




 


The Grim Reapers at Work in the Pacific Theater

The Third Attack Group of the U.S. Fifth Air Force

by John P. Henebry

After graduating from Notre Dame in 1940, John Henebry entered the Army Air Corps Flying Cadet Program. Upon graduation he was assigned to the Pacific Theater. During WWII he flew 219 combat missions. In 1948, at the age of 30, Henebry was promoted to Brigadier General, making him one of the youngest generals in U.S.A.F. history.

7"x10", 222 pages, 87 photos, maps, drawings, hardback, $24.95.
ISBN 1-57510-093-2


 





No Longer Silent

World-Wide Memories of the Children of World War II
Autobiographic Essays

C. LeRoy Anderson, Joanne R. Anderson, and Yunosuke Ohkura, editors

What was it like growing up during WWII in China, the U.S., Japan, Germany, India, Poland or eighteen other countries? The contributors to this book, the children of WWII, provide answers to that question in this first-of-its-kind, collection of personal essays, written after 50 years of reflection. This is a book about war that is dedicated to peace.

11"x8 1/2", 376 pages, 125 photos, paperback, $22.95.  
ISBN 1-57510-003-7


The West Coast Goes to War, 1941–1942

by Donald De Nevi

After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the West Coast was extremely vulnerable to a land invasion and bombing attacks. From Dec. 7 on, the people on the West Coast were confronted not only with the fact that the country was at war, but also with preparations of an enemy force invading their shores and bombing their cities. While there was a great deal of preparation prior to the attack, the realization that the threat was very real changed the lives of everyone on the coast.

8 1/2"x11", 136 pages, 200 photos, paperback, $12.95.
ISBN 1-57510-038-X



 


Toys Go to War
World War II Military Toys, Games, Puzzles and Books

by Jack Matthews

Based on extensive research, this volume combines contemporary history with a visual and narrative examination of the American toy industry’s adaptation to war time metal restrictions and its marketing attention to the unique patriotic mood of the times.

11"x 8 1/2", 272 pages, hundreds of black-and-white and color photos, paperback, $29.95. ISBN 0-929521-95-1




 

The Concrete Battleship

by Francis J. Allen

Located at the mouth of Manila Bay, Fort Drum on El Fraile Island is unique in the development of U.S. coastal fortifications. The Fort is part of a chain of forts built across the entrance of Manila Bay in the Philippines to defend Manila from attack. Construction began in 1909 by reduc­ing tiny El Fraile Island to the low water mark. Over the next ten years a multi-deck concrete island was built to mount two twin 14-inch guns in superimposed armored turrets.

8 1/2"x 11", 64 pages, 80 photos, maps, paperback, $8.95.
ISBN 0-929521-06-4

 

 



Remember Pearl Harbor

Collectibles

by Frank B. Arian, M.D. and Martin S. Jacobs

America managed to stay out of WWII for almost three years although her navy was battling the German submarine menace in the Atlantic, and sustaining casualties and committing her massive production to Allied Lend-Lease before the attack on Pearl Harbor. The sneak attack on Hawaii was perhaps the greatest rallying point around which America would gather in its 165-year history.

8 1/2"x 11", 88 pages, 17 pages, full color, price guide, paperback, $14.95.
ISBN 1-57510-080-0

 

 


Coke Goes To War

by Dennis Wrynn  

This book chronicles Coca-Cola’s unrivaled national magazine advertisements during the years of the Second World War. At the beginning of the war, Coca-Cola was already 55 years old and was far ahead of its competitors in sales as well as advertising and marketing. It was also international in scope. There is no doubt that Coca-Cola’s popularity was genuine during the war. Other soft drink companies could grouse, but it was clearly obvious that Coke was the soft drink of choice for millions of servicemen and women.

8 1/2"x 11", 86 pages, paperback, $9.95.
ISBN 1-57510-016-9










Forgotten Warriors of the Aleutian Campaign


by Jim Rearden

On June 3 and 4, 1942, Japanese carrier planes bombed, and Zero fighters machine-gunned, the U.S. military base at Dutch Harbor, Alaska. On June 7, Japanese troops seized two Aleutian islands—Attu and Kiska. Read the details of the 15-month Aleutian Campaign in which 144,000 American servicemen fought two enemies—the Japanese and the savage weather.

8.5"x11", black and white photos, 208 pages, paperback: $18.95.
ISBN 1-57510-120-3

 

 




V For Victory

Collectibles

by Martin S. Jacobs

Soon after America entered WWII, patriotism reached a fever pitch. Everyone became involved in the war effort in every imaginable way. From the soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines fighting in the mud, water and in the air to the housewives building aircraft and kids collecting scrap. Total victory was on everyone’s mind.

8 1/2"x 11", 102 pages, 8 pages color, price guide, paperback, $14.95.
ISBN 1-57510-089-4

 



The Buzzard Brigade
Torpedo Squadron Ten at War

by Stephen L. Moore with William J. Shinneman and Robert Gruebel

Torpedo Squadron Ten struck hard at the heart of the Japanese resistance in the Pacific Theater during WWII, attacking key enemy bases in the Marshalls, Truk Atoll, Palau, New Guinea, Saipan, Tinian, Guam and even Honshu and Kyushu on Japan’s mainland. Known as the “Buzzard Brigade,” VT-10 completed three successful combat cruises, operating from the aircraft carriers Enterprise CV-6 and Intrepid CV-11. Placed into commission in March 1942, the squadron saw combat in some of the fiercest battles of the war: Santa Cruz, Guadalcanal, Philippine Sea and Okinawa.

8 1/2"x11", 326 pages, 144 photos, maps, hardcover, 29.95.
ISBN 1-57510-011-8


To Win the War
Home Front Memorabilia of WWII

From the collections of Gary Skoloff, Martin Jacobs, Jack Matthews, Jim Osborne, Ken Fleck, Merv Bloch and Stan Cohen

This is certainly not a definitive book on memorabilia considering the millions of items produced from 1939 to 1945. Nor is it a price guide as it would be difficult to set prices on many of the one-of-a-kind items included. This is a nostalgic trip back into the time of seven decades ago and also a teaching aid for people who did not live during those times.

8 1/2"x 11", 186 pages, more than 700 color items, paperback, $29.95.
ISBN 1-57510-000-2

 




America’s Fighting Railroads

A World War II Pictorial History

by Don DeNevi

The war in which the United States found itself in December 1941 made greater demands upon transportation than any conflict in history. This fact was spectacularly illustrated by the vast distances that American troops and supplies had to traverse to reach far away stations and combat areas. By the end of the war, the nation’s railroads had doubled the freight traffic and quadrupled the passenger traffic handled by them.

8 1/2"x 11", 152 pages, 153 photos, 4 color pages, paperback, $14.95.
ISBN 1-57510-001-0


 


The World, Portsmouth & The 22nd Coast Artillery
The War Years 1938–1948

by Jack P. Wysong

The towers, forts and bunkers studding Portsmouth Harbor in New England are concrete reminders of American fears during World War II that the Axis powers might attempt an invasion. Jack Wysong was just a kid when every little town along the Atlantic Coast was buzzing with military presence. His childhood memories compelled him to investigate these fortifications and the communities they were built in.

8 1/2"x 11", 112 pages, 77 photos, drawings, maps, paperback, $9.95.
ISBN 1-57510-030-4

 

 



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