The readers of Military Trader are some of the most astute literary critics. They know they need the best material to pursue their hobby. However, they don't want to spend crucial collecting dollars on expensive books that do no good. So, each year, Military Trader asks its readers to nominate and vote on what they considered the year's best book for the dollar.
A nominating committee selected 12 titles from all books reviewed by Military Trader during 2007. Subscribers were then asked to vote for the single title they felt best furthered the militaria collecting hobby based on the overall presentation and accuracy of the title.
The readers voted and Military Trader made the announcement at the 2007 Show of Shows in Louisville, Kentucky:
The 2007 Military Trader Readers' Choice Runner Up:
Uniforms of the NSDAP, Uniforms, Headgear, & Insignia of the Nazi Party, by Jeff Clark (ISBN 0764325795, Schiffer Publishing, 4880 Lower Valley Rd., Atglen, PA 19310; phone: 610.593.1777; Web site: www.schifferbooks.com. Hardcover, 288 pages, more than 500 color and black-and-white photos, 8-1/2" x 11", $79.95).
And the 2007 Military Trader Readers' Choice Award:
Uniforms of the German Soldier: An Illustrated History from 1870 to the First World War, by Alejandro M. de Quesada (ISBN 1-85367-708-6, Greenhill Books, distributed by MBI Publishing Co., 380 Jackson Street, Suite 200, St. Paul, MN 55101-3885, phone: 651.287.5000, fax: 651.287.5001, Web site: www.mbipublishing.com. Hardcover, 7-11/16" x 9-15/16", 224 pages, 400 black-and-white and 50 color photos, 2006, $34.95)