UPDATE

November 25th, 2010

We have taken delivery of “Croatian Legion: The 369th Reinforced (Croatian) Infantry Regiment on the Eastern Front, 1941-1943″. The book is now in stock! Orders placed during the pre-pub offer are being packed and will be despatched in the next few days.

It has been mentioned by a few US customers that the price is a bit high. However, this is due to the strength of the Australian dollar versus most foreign currencies. Rest assured that “Croatian Legion” follows our usual pricing structure. This may sound a little immodest but we think the book is worth it! However, to help out, we will continue the pre-publication discount of 10% until the end of November. Instead of the regular price of AUD $100.00, the price is $90.00, so if you haven’t taken advantage of this, now is the time to do so as it will end at midnight on 30 November 2010. Please note: If you are outside Australia and would like to receive the book before Christmas, then Air Mail – which takes 2 to 3 weeks – is the only option. The other postage method (Surface Mail) will take up to three months to arrive.

The next title due for release is the detailed history of Pionier-Bataillon 305, from its formation until its demise in Stalingrad. Tentative release date is March or April 2011. A vast amount of rare material (photos, diaries, letters, etc.) has been gathered for this book which allows an insight into the thoughts and actions of one battalion. We follow the men from a life of relative comfort in France into the dark depths of Russia, experiencing combat from a pioneer’s perspective and feeling the painful impact of every man’s death. The quality and detail of information found for this book needs to be seen to be believed. The battalion was far from being a “glamorous” unit that covered itself in medals, yet the battles in which it fought make its story worth telling.

UPDATE

October 26th, 2010

It has been 6 months since the last update, so the fact that one is being made must mean momentous news… and that’s certainly the case. Artwork for our next title was sent to the printer today. We expect to take delivery of the books towards the end of November. As promised in our April update, the new book is about a foreign unit that met its end in Stalingrad. Well, those of you that guessed it was the Croatian Regiment were correct. Well done! The full title is “Croatian Legion: The 369th Reinforced (Croatian) Infantry Regiment on the Eastern Front, 1941-1943″.

A pre-publication offer of 10% is now in effect. Instead of the regular price of AUD $100.00, the price is $90.00. This offer will end as soon as we take delivery of the books (estimated delivery date: 26 November 2010). If you opt to pay by credit card (Visa and Mastercard only), your details will be taken but your card will not be charged until the book is despatched. If you choose to use PayPal, your account will be debited immediately. (To take advantage of the pre-pub discount, please click on the image of the book on this home page.) If you are outside Australia and would like to receive the book before Christmas, then Air Mail – which takes 2 to 3 weeks – is the only option. The other postage method (Surface Mail) will take up to three months to arrive.

The next title due for release is the detailed history of Pionier-Bataillon 305, from its formation until its demise in Stalingrad. Tentative release date is March or April 2011. A vast amount of rare material (photos, diaries, letters, etc.) has been gathered for this book which allows an insight into the thoughts and actions of one battalion. We follow the men from a life of relative comfort in France into the dark depths of Russia, experiencing combat from a pioneer’s perspective and feeling the painful impact of every man’s death. The quality and detail of information found for this book needs to be seen to be believed. The battalion was far from being a “glamorous” unit that covered itself in medals, yet the battles in which it fought make its story worth telling.

UPDATE

April 15th, 2010

OK, time for an update. It’s a good sign that an update is overdue when emails come in asking if we’re still in business. The answer is definitely a resounding “yes”! Sincerest apologies for the delay in updating the website. It has been a hectic time in the Leaping Horseman Books office over the last year, and time has absolutely flown. The main reason for tardiness in updates is due to Jason’s wife giving birth to their first child in January 2010. As can be imagined, this arrival has proved to be a pleasant distraction.

Enough of the personal news, let’s get down to business. Several books are in the works. Some are on hold while awaiting further research to come in but others are on track for publication this year. The first one, due for release in a few months, is a book about a foreign unit that met its end in Stalingrad. No more details can be given at the moment but those of you with some knowledge of the battle should be able to work it out. Another book slated for publication this year is a detailed history of Pionier-Bataillon 305, from its formation until its demise in Stalingrad. A vast amount of rare material (photos, diaries, letters, etc.) has been gathered for this book which allows an insight into the thoughts and actions of one battalion. We follow the men from a life of relative comfort in France into the dark depths of Russia, experiencing combat from a pioneer’s perspective and feeling the painful impact of every man’s death. The quality and detail of information found for this book needs to be seen to be believed. The battalion was far from being a “glamorous” unit that covered itself in medals, yet the battles in which it fought make its story worth telling.

“Death of the Leaping Horseman” is still sold out: a reprint is not currently being planned. However, if there’s enough demand for it, a reprint will be considered, so please register your interest (use the “Contact Us” button in the yellow menu bar to the left). The hardcover edition of “Island of Fire” is completely sold out… even all the imperfect copies have been sold; however, the paperback edition is still available but stocks are dwindling.

Finally, and as always, we would like to thank all of our customers for your support throughout 2009 and for the many encouraging words about our titles.