New book about the war in Austria 1945 by Helion to be released.

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Re: New book about the war in Austria 1945 by Helion to be released.

Post by carmilhan » 23 Mar 2020 14:33

Hello,
only two german libraries have this title in their depositories. The interlibrary loan is currently NOT possible....
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Re: New book about the war in Austria 1945 by Helion to be released.

Post by FransN » 23 Mar 2020 16:18

Hi Carmilhan,
If you live in the Berlin area, try "Berliner Zinnfiguren & Preussisches Bücherkabinett", Knesebeckstrasse 188, Berlin. I would not be surprised if they sell it there. Excellent bookshop!
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Re: New book about the war in Austria 1945 by Helion to be released.

Post by Jan-Hendrik » 23 Mar 2020 16:29

Zinnfiguren has shut the doors....Corona!

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Re: New book about the war in Austria 1945 by Helion to be released.

Post by carmilhan » 23 Mar 2020 18:50

Hello,

buying (!!) the book is not the problem.
"Prussian Book Cabinet" has it for 59,95 €; you can buy it online. You can also get it cheaper from other suppliers.
But I do not like to buy "the cat in the bag".

I think it is very strange, not to say a total marketing disaster, that a book publisher forbids(!!) that you can see sample pages on the Internet.

I tried to get the book via interlibrary loan, but the two libraries that own it, are probably not in "my" North German library network.
Since I work intensively on this topic myself, I will probably buy it "sometime" at an antiquarian bookstore.
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Re: New book about the war in Austria 1945 by Helion to be released.

Post by carmilhan » 26 Mar 2020 18:16

Hello,

I've just bought the book in an antiquarian bookshop.... nearly 43% off (new in Germany 59,95€)
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Re: New book about the war in Austria 1945 by Helion to be released.

Post by carmilhan » 26 Mar 2020 18:18

Hello,

I've just bought the book in an antiquarian bookshop.... nearly 43% off :thumbsup: (new in Germany 59,95€)
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Re: New book about the war in Austria 1945 by Helion to be released.

Post by Cult Icon » 26 Mar 2020 18:20

WorldwarBill wrote:
22 Mar 2020 19:06
Nope. Sorry. Now maybe once the ebook is released there will be one, but my contract forbids me even posting an excerpt here. I wish I could, I really do.

ok, thanks.
When will it be released on kindle?

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Re: New book about the war in Austria 1945 by Helion to be released.

Post by WorldwarBill » 26 Mar 2020 23:12

To everybody...I'll risk their wrath if someone wants an excerpt about something in particular. As for the discounted copies, awesome! I'm all for you saving as much money as you can. I asked about the ebook version and was told "maybe later this year or next year." This is the frustration for writers working in traditional publishing, we have almost no control over anything. My next book I'm doing myself to avoid all of this.

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Re: New book about the war in Austria 1945 by Helion to be released.

Post by krichter33 » 26 Mar 2020 23:24

....what's your next book?

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Re: New book about the war in Austria 1945 by Helion to be released.

Post by WorldwarBill » 31 Mar 2020 01:13

krichter33 wrote:
26 Mar 2020 23:24
....what's your next book?
Velikiye Luki. I wrote an old article on it 20 years ago and have found a lot of new material. Almost done with it.

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Re: New book about the war in Austria 1945 by Helion to be released.

Post by Mark in Cleveland, Tn. » 31 Mar 2020 02:54

https://www.biblio.com/search.php?autho ... bn=hitlers
Copies all over various book sales sites, I use Biblio here you guys go

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Re: New book about the war in Austria 1945 by Helion to be released.

Post by krichter33 » 31 Mar 2020 06:31

Velikiye Luki! That's great!!! If it is as detailed and excellent as "Killing Hitler's Reich" then I can't wait!!!!

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Re: New book about the war in Austria 1945 by Helion to be released.

Post by K.Kocjancic » 31 Mar 2020 08:41

hucks216 wrote:
23 Mar 2020 11:02
I have had this book for a couple of months but have only just started to read it due to my 'to read' pile being of a fair size. It is of the usual Helion standard and the narrative starts on the 1st April and continues to follow the battle on an almost daily basis. The maps (which are clear to follow) are printed on their own page so each page is either 100% narrative or one of the 10 maps with the narrative being substantial. Bearing in mind I have only just started the book, from a glance through it I would say you can tell how well researched it is by the inclusion of a lot of ad-hoc units and kampfgruppen such as Sperrverband Motschmann, Alarm-Bataillon 2 of Luftkriegschule 7, Kampfgruppe Semmering and SS-Regiment Ney just to give a handful of examples. The narrative predominately follows the numerous German units from the very top down but there is also coverage of the Russians and Americans including departments such as O5 that were trying to set up a pseudo-government in Vienna.

Early days yet but I have a feeling that this is going to be a must have for those seeking details on one of the least known, and last, battles of WW2. Reasonably priced with copies available for around £24 and if you have signed up for Amazon's audiobook thingy it is free although as I am not a fan of audiobooks, especially for military books such as this one, I can not say what that is like.
Any coverage of fighting with Slovenian/Yugoslav partisans?

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