THE WAR­RIOR’S BOOK SHELF

The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

Three new books have ar­rived, ideal for those still in­trigued by the Cold War in all its per­mu­ta­tions. For de­tail-minded read­ers, “Soviet and Mu­jahideen Uni­forms, Cloth­ing, and Equip­ment in the Soviet-Afghan War, 1979-1989” by Zam­mis Schein is the first il­lus­trated guide to what was worn and used in Afghanistan from De­cem­ber 1979 to Fe­bru­ary 1989.

For air­craft lovers, there’s “Tupolev Tu-160: Soviet Strike Force Spear­head” by Ye­fim Gor­don and Dmitriy Komis­sarov. The au­thors of­fer the inside track on the Soviet Union’s most po­tent strate­gic bomber. And fi­nally, “Soviet Com­bat Divers in World War II” by Pavel Borovikov fea­tures rare in­sight on a rare breed, in­clud­ing their feats in div­ing re­con­nais­sance, sab­o­tage, un­der­wa­ter ex­plo­ration, mine clear­ance and emer­gency res­cue. The three new ti­tles are from Schif­fer Pub­lish­ing, a fam­ily-owned, in­de­pen­dent pub­lisher based in Penn­syl­va­nia; find them at Schif­fer­books.com.

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