Hippocrene Books

Over the last forty years, Hippocrene Books has become one of America’s foremost publishers of foreign language reference books and ethnic cookbooks. As a small publishing house in a marketplace dominated by conglomerates, Hippocrene has succeeded by continually reinventing its list while maintaining a strong international and ethnic orientation. George Blagowidow founded the company in 1970, initially as a distribution firm called Optimum Book Marketing. In the following year the publishing side of the business came into being as Hippocrene Books. The name Hippocrene comes from Greek mythology and refers to the sacred fountain of the Muses that was the source of their inspiration. Hippocrene’s international focus derives from Mr. Blagowidow’s passion for travel and his personal history. Born in Poland of Russian parents, he survived the Nazi occupation and narrowly escaped from communist Europe in 1945. After attending university in Antwerp, Belgium, he came to New York in 1951, where he earned master’s and doctorate degrees in business from New York University. Before starting his own publishing company, Mr. Blagowidow held executive positions at Doubleday, Macmillan, and Reader’s Digest. Hippocrene’s first list, in spring 1972, featured European literary classics in translation, including the Polish novel The Doll. In 1973, it began to distribute foreign language dictionaries for the German company Langenscheidt, thereby entering what would prove to be its strongest category.

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Army of Frederick the Great, The

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Best of Board Wargaming, The

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British Army of the Eighteenth Century, The

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Comprehensive Guide to Board Wargaming, The

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Goering - Air Leader

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MSRP $8.95

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Guide to Wargaming, A

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Indian Army, The - The Garrison of British Imperial India 1822-1922

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Knight's Battles for Wargamers - Borodino 1812

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Knight's Battles for Wargamers - Saratoga 1777

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Napoleon and the Arch-Duke Charles

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Napoleon at Bay 1814

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Napoleon's Conquest of Prussia - 1806

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Napoleon's Last Campaign in Germany 1813

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Napoleon's Military Machine

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MSRP $35.00

Options of Command - Ten Crucial Command Decisions that Could Have Altered the History of World War II

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Patton's Third Army

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Rommel's Desert Army

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Thirty Years' War

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Wargame Tactics

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Arab-Israeli Wars (Book Club Edition)

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Battle for Antwerp

Battle for Antwerp

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End of Chivalry, The - The Last Great Cavalry Battles 1914-1918

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Fantasy Role Playing Games

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Hitler and the Nazi Leaders - A Unique Insight Into Evil

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Korea - The First War We Lost

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Marshal Ney - The Romance and the Real

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Napoleon at War - Selected Writings of F. Loraine Petre

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Pearl Harbor - Japan's Fatal Blunder

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Poland's Navy (1918-1945)

Poland's Navy (1918-1945)

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Polish Campaign 1939, The

Polish Campaign 1939, The

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Practical Wargaming

Practical Wargaming

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Strategy & Tactics Staff Study - Wargame Design

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Uniforms of Waterloo in Color (16-18 June 1815)

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World Tanks and Reconnaissance Vehicles Since 1945

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