THE WARRIOR’S BOOK SHELF
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.