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Re: Out-of-print book updates

Post by Imad » Sat Nov 14, 2009 5:02 am

Richard Hargreaves wrote:Good luck on that. Even the reprint is going for over £35/$60. The original sells regularly for over £100. :shock: It is a very good book, but it ain't worth that. :[]
Hi Richard. How good is the book? I mean from a historiographical point of view. How does it compare with other accounts of Operation Mercury?
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Post by Richard Hargreaves » Sat Nov 14, 2009 5:12 am

It's a very good first-hand account of Fallschirm operations - and from a middle-ranking commander; there aren't too many of those. It's not as vivid as say Pöppel (although his account of Crete is pretty brief) or as good as Ringel's Hurra die Gams. It's a decade or so since I read it, but the fact that there aren't too many references to it here: http://www.axishistory.com/index.php?id=8524 is a reasonable indicator that it's good but not that good. (Apologies in advance for a shockingly bad account of the invasion of Crete...) :(

I'd suggest getting an inter-library loan to test the water. :wink:
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Re: Out-of-print book updates

Post by Imad » Sat Nov 14, 2009 5:05 pm

Richard Hargreaves wrote:It's a very good first-hand account of Fallschirm operations - and from a middle-ranking commander; there aren't too many of those. It's not as vivid as say Pöppel (although his account of Crete is pretty brief) or as good as Ringel's Hurra die Gams. It's a decade or so since I read it, but the fact that there aren't too many references to it here: http://www.axishistory.com/index.php?id=8524 is a reasonable indicator that it's good but not that good. (Apologies in advance for a shockingly bad account of the invasion of Crete...) :(

I'd suggest getting an inter-library loan to test the water. :wink:
Why not write a book about it to fill the lacunae? :wink:
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Re: Out-of-print book updates

Post by Richard Hargreaves » Sun Nov 15, 2009 3:32 am

A book about Crete? If I do it, I'll do it as part of a Balkan campaign book, but it's not really a top priority project. :(
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Re: Out-of-print book updates

Post by Imad » Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:52 am

Richard Hargreaves wrote:A book about Crete? If I do it, I'll do it as part of a Balkan campaign book, but it's not really a top priority project. :(
Fair enough :D
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Re: Out-of-print book updates

Post by Nicolai » Mon Nov 16, 2009 4:38 pm

Heinz Landau's Goodbye Transylvania could really use a reprint, but it doesn't sound like the publisher is up for it.

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Re: Out-of-print book updates

Post by Ordnancebob » Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:22 pm

The end of the year is fast approaching with no sign of "Das Reich V". Early 2009 is long past.
I'm currently rereading "Das Reich III" I should finish "Das Reich IV" before the end of the year.
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Re: Out-of-print book updates

Post by Ordnancebob » Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:59 pm

Looks like "Early 2009" on the JJF site is a farce.
Looks like maybe 2010 for "Das Reich V"

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Re: Out-of-print book updates

Post by sniper1shot » Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:47 am

Anyone know if "Moscow Tram Stop" (I think it is by Knapp) is going to be reprinted? Barely find originals let alone a reprint.
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Re: Out-of-print book updates

Post by Richard Hargreaves » Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:19 pm

sniper1shot wrote:Anyone know if "Moscow Tram Stop" (I think it is by Knapp) is going to be reprinted? Barely find originals let alone a reprint.
Heinrich Haape. :wink: Real shame no-one has reprinted (perhaps someone could have a word with Stackpole) because it's an excellent book. Reprinted many times in Germany where you can pick up a copy for under 10 Euros. Alas, I've never seen an English translation for under £100. :(
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Re: Out-of-print book updates

Post by Alex Dekker » Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:52 pm

Try Endstation Moskau written by Haape, Motorbuch published it in the nineties. Great book.
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Re: Out-of-print book updates

Post by Ordnancebob » Sun Jan 10, 2010 5:06 pm

Ordnancebob wrote:Looks like "Early 2009" on the JJF site is a farce.
Looks like maybe 2010 for "Das Reich V"
Looks like end of 2010.
This has me questioning multi-volume sets in the future for me. JJF has been painfully slow with this series with delay after delay.

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Re: Out-of-print book updates

Post by JBark » Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:01 am

Is anyone aware of an upcoming reprint of Hunnicutt's work of the Sherman?

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Re: Out-of-print book updates

Post by Ritterkreuz » Wed May 04, 2011 4:23 pm

nothing editor are reprinted the series of Leibstandarte(4 volumes) written by Rudolf Lehmann??

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Re: Out-of-Print Book Updates: Demyansk

Post by Lexxx » Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:21 pm

After a several year delay, Demyansk by Russ Schneider has finally been republished and is available on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Demyansk-Tales-Ru ... 383&sr=8-1

It is my understanding from the author's family that a second edition of Russ Schneider's initial collection of Eastern Front short stores, Madness Without End" will be republished soon.

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