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1 Secret Messages: Codebreaking and American Diplomacy, 1930-1945
Alvarez, David
University Press of Kansas 2000 0-7006-1013-8 / 9780700610136 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean blue boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 292 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, unclipped and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 008565

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Complete Encyclopedia of Flight 1945-2005, Batchelor, John and Malcolm V. Lowe, with David Willis
2 Complete Encyclopedia of Flight 1945-2005
Batchelor, John and Malcolm V. Lowe, with David Willis
Rebo Publishers 2005 9036617170 / 9789036617178 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Clean hardcover book in dust jacket. Clean glossy illustrated boards. Very slight bump at top of spine, otherwise no wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Thoroughly illustrated with photographs and drawings describing each plane and helicopter manufactured between 1945 and 2005. 318 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, has a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A comprehensive guide to aviation. 027302

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The Libyan Arena: The United States, Britain, and the Council of Foreign Ministers, 1945-1948, BIlls, Scott L.
3 The Libyan Arena: The United States, Britain, and the Council of Foreign Ministers, 1945-1948
BIlls, Scott L.
Kent, Ohio/London The Kent State University Press 1997 0-87338-511-X / 9780873385114 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean dust jacket. Very clean black cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean red endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 209 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Middle East. 012048

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Flyboys, Bradley, James
4 Flyboys
Bradley, James
Boston Little Brown 2003 0-316-10584-8 / 9780316105842 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition, with full number line on copyright page. Clean unfaded dark blue boards with clean red spine, silver lettering on spine. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean photo-illustrated endpapers. 398 pgs. Illustrated with black & white plates. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The story of a group of American flyers who were captured by the Japanese during World War II and held prisoner on Chichi Jima. 6-1/4" x 9-1/2". World War II. 017003

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The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections, Brokaw, Tom
5 The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections
Brokaw, Tom
New York Random House 1999 0-375-50394-3 / 9780375503948 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First Trade Edition. Very clean white boards with clean red spine, metallic lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 237 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 6" x 8-3/4". World War II. 017029

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Rooster Crows for A Day, Burman, Ben Lucien
6 Rooster Crows for A Day
Burman, Ben Lucien
New York E. P. Dutton 1945 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean black cloth boards with gold riverboat on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with drawings by Alice Caddy. 308 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), unchipped - enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. By the author of "Steamboat Round the Bend," this book was the winner of the 1944-1945 Thomas Jefferson Award. It is a novel of equatorial Africa. For a long time Mississippi steamboats have been transported all over the world for shallow river navigation. The author has taken one of these vessels with its pilot off to the fever-ridden Congo, a region he knows, like the Mississippi, from actual experience. All the scenes are experienced through the eyes of Little Doc, the boy from Cotton Valley. 027823

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Modern Flight (with over 100 signatures of P.A.A.F. flyers), Clevenger, Cloyd P.
7 Modern Flight (with over 100 signatures of P.A.A.F. flyers)
Clevenger, Cloyd P.
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1941 Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Clayton Knight, Illustrator Signed
A piece of history, this book was apparently used in training at the Pecos Army Air Field in 1942 when pilots were being trained as aviators for World War II. It is inscribed and signed by the author, and by instructors, navigators, radio navigators, captains and by many of the young flyers from P.A.A.F. on margins of pages throughout the book, most of them designating their rank and role. (I counted 100 signatures). Author's inscription on the half-title page reads: "To Johnny Brugler from the author Captain Cloyd Clevenger. I am about to leave on a ferry trip to the Far East. Hope you enjoy this book as much as I did writing it. - Miami, Fla. Oct. 16, 1942." The author was a veteran million miler pilot, instructor of flying and aerobatics, holder of C.A.A. Pilot License 141, Air Line Pilot, Test Pilot, and author of "Flight Manual" as well as this book. The book is well illustrated throughout by Clayton Knight. It thoroughly covers flight, aeronautic maneuvers, forced landings, motors and their problems and care, accurate landings, flying cross country and more. 294 pages with index. Book is hardcover (blue cloth boards with black cloud decoration and lettering on cover, black lettering and small decoration on spine). Tiny spot of wear to one spine corner. Binding is tight and square, hinges are solid, pages are clean. Pecos Army Air Field, activated on July 11, 1942, while still under construction, first served in the Army Air Forces West Coast Training Center (later the Western Flying Training Command) as a basic pilot school. The field was redesignated an advanced pilot school (twin-engine) on December 29, 1943, and had four auxiliary fields. PAAF was placed on "temporary standby" status on May 1, 1945, and was never again an active military installation. Originally the Pecos Municipal Airport, the field initially included 400 acres located three miles south and slightly west of Pecos. Proceeds of a $10,000 bond issue authorized in a special election on September 14, 1940, were used for land purchase. The site was cleared, fenced, and graded under a WPA contract. As the war in Europe intensified, the desire of Pecos residents for a military base increased. Efforts were unsuccessful, however, until the attack on Pearl Harbor galvanized the army air forces into launching a training program, first for 50,000 and then for 70,000 pilots. At that time, Pecos was chosen as one of five new training fields. (from PECOS ARMY AIRFIELD, by James L. Colwell). 026503

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Cow Country, Dale, Edward Everett
8 Cow Country
Dale, Edward Everett
Norman, Oklahoma University of Oklahoma Press 1945 Third printing Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Jacket Signed
Third printing, published July, 1945, inscribed and SIGNED by author. Beige cloth boards are unfaded and clean except for faint number at top edge of spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Inscribed and signed on front free endpaper by author: "To Mr. Elmer Barnes with all good wishes of Edward Everett Dale - Sept. 10, 1969." 265 pages. Author's essays on cowboy life in the American West. 024029

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The Roosevelt MacArthur Conflict, Eyre, James K. Jr.
9 The Roosevelt MacArthur Conflict
Eyre, James K. Jr.
Chambersburg, PA The Craft Press, Inc. 1950 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Stated First Edition, SIGNED and dated by author. Clean unfaded blue cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers with no names, writing or marks. Signed by author: "James K. Eyre, Jr. - Nov. 15, 1951" on title page. No other marks. 234 pgs. Review of the book enclosed (University of Michigan Quarterly Review). Clean dustjacket has shallow chipping at top spine edge, long closed tear at front flap fold, corner price clip at top of front inside flap. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Written during the Korean War, this book reveals the history-making conflict between MacArthur and President Franklin Roosevelt during the early days of World War II to Roosevelt's death in 1945. 8vo. History. 016263

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The Watch on the Bridge, Garth, David
10 The Watch on the Bridge
Garth, David
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1959 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean unclipped jacket. Clean green boards with red cloth spine, black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 320 pp. Jacket is not price clipped (3.95 on front inside flap), has very small chips at top spine edge, hint of fading to yellow at base of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. World War II novel set in February, 1945 when the Germans were in retreat before the advancing British and Americans, falling back on the Rhine. 019365

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Teresa or Her Demon Lover, Gray, Austin K.
11 Teresa or Her Demon Lover
Gray, Austin K.
New York Scribners 1945 First Hardcover Very Good+ Good Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing, SIGNED by author, in original unclipped jacket. "A" indicating first printing appears on copyright page. Clean red cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. Fading to top spine edge and small line of fading just below center of spine. No fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and signed by author on front free endpaper: "To Frank R. Stone with kind regards from Austin K. Gray - Nov. 9, 1945." Illustrated with black and white plates. 385 pages with index. Colorfully illustrated jacket is not price clipped (3.50 on front inside flap), has up to 1/2" chipping at top spine edge, narrow ragged chip at spine center, edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The biography of Te3resa Guiccioli, the last of Lord Byron's "ladies." Their love affair lasted over four years, four times as long as any of Byron's other alliances -- and was terminated only by his sailing for Greece to meet his death at Missolonghi. 022847

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My Secret Diary, Guareschi, Giovanni
12 My Secret Diary
Guareschi, Giovanni
London Victor Gollancz 1958 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Publisher, Victor Gollancz, First Edition. Book condition Very Good+. Dustjacket condition, Very Good+. Very clean red cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Slight bumping to corner tips, no fraying, no wear. Fading to 1/8" bottom spine edge. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Neat, lightly penned previous owner inscription and date on front free endpaper. No other marks. 199 pgs. Unfaded dustjacket is not price clipped, quite clean (small spot on front panel), unchipped, with several closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. From 1943 to 1945 Guareschi was an inmate of various Nazi prisoner-of-war camps. Day by day, he kept a diary: these are the highlights and distillations of that diary. 12mo. World War II. 015757

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A History of Medicine, Guthrie, Douglas, M.D., F.R.C.S.
13 A History of Medicine
Guthrie, Douglas, M.D., F.R.C.S.
Great Britain Thomas Nelson & Sons, Ltd. 1945 First Hardcover Very Good Good Jacket 
First Edition (First published June 1945 on copyright page) in original unclipped dust jacket. Illustrated with 72 plates. Clean red cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Fading to top 1/2" of spine and lower 1/4" spine. Tiny bit of chipping at top spine edge. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with cleanmap-illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Preface by the author. 448 pages with index. Dust jacket is not price clipped (30/- net on front inside flap), has some chipping and closed tears, light soiling. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024061

Price: 40.00 USD
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14 The Survivor: The True Story of the Sinking of the Doggerbank
Herlin, Hans
London Leo Cooper 1994 0-85052-409-1 / 9780850524093 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean navy blue boards with clean beige cloth spine, black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 163 pgs. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8 vo.. War/Military. 011096

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The Years of MacArthur Triumph and Disaster 1945-1964 (Years of MacArthur), James, Dorris Clayton
15 The Years of MacArthur Triumph and Disaster 1945-1964 (Years of MacArthur)
James, Dorris Clayton
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1985 0395360048 / 9780395360040 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
A beautiful first edition in unclipped dust jacket. Very clean beige and gray boards with black title box, gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with many black and white plates, maps. 848 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 027920

Price: 35.00 USD
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16 Love and Freedom: My Unexpected Life in Prague
Kavan, Rosemary
New York, New York, U.S.A. Hill and Wang 1988 0-8090-4680-6 / 9780809046805 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Clean brown boards with clean blue cloth spine, black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. 278 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. In 1945 Rosemary Kavan married a Czech communist in England and went to live in Prague. Her husband became a diplomat and was implicated in the Slansky show rials of the early fifties and sentenced to 25 years in prison. He died soon after his release in 1957. This is the story of Kavan's life thereafter in her adopted country. 8 vo.. Biography. 011071

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The Wound Within: America in the Vietnam Years, 1945-1974, Kendrick, Alexander
17 The Wound Within: America in the Vietnam Years, 1945-1974
Kendrick, Alexander
Boston Little Brown 1974 0-316-48841-0 / 9780316488419 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Very clean beige cloth boards with brown title box, gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean dark brown endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 432 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket has small clip to corner of front inside flap, but publisher's price is still intact (12.95); unchipped, no tears, with slight browning to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Large 8vo. American History. 016743

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Shadow War: European Resistance 1939-1945, Michel, Henri
18 The Shadow War: European Resistance 1939-1945
Michel, Henri
Harper & Row 1972 06-012936-0 First Hard Cover Near FIne Near Fine Jacket 
Clean black cloth boards with bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean and bright. Clean gray endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 416 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with one tiny closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. World War II. 012204

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Naval Air War, 1939-1945, Miller, Nathan
19 The Naval Air War, 1939-1945
Miller, Nathan
Nautical & Aviation Pub. Co. Of America 1980 0933852118 / 9780933852112 First Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean unchipped dust jacket. Very clean unfaded black cloth boards with bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Liberally illustrated with black and white photographs. 224 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, one short closed tear at top of spine edge, enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025310

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Best American Humorous Short Stories, Miscellaneous
20 Best American Humorous Short Stories
Miscellaneous
New York Modern Library 1945 Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Modern Library No. 87. Later edition (1945 - 1966), with "A Modern Library Book" on front panel of dustjacket beneath "43 stories by 31 authors." Toledano binding no. 8. Clean gray cloth boards with burgundy title box, gold lettering on cover and spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with pink top-stained upper page edges. Clean Kent illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Edited, with an Introductory Note, by Robert N. Linscott. 436 pages with index. Clean bright color illustrated dustjacket is price clipped at top corner of front inside flap, unchipped, two short closed edge tears. 408 titles listed on verso of dustjacket. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Includes stories by Dorothy Parker, Mark Twain, Robert Benchley, James Thurber, S. J. Perelman and more. 023078

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