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Military Elites, Beaumont, Roger A.
1 Military Elites
Beaumont, Roger A.
Indianapolis / New York Bobbs Merrill 1974 0-672-51977-1 / 9780672519772 First Hardcover Fine fine Jacket 
First Edition, with stated "First Printing" on copyright page. Very clean unfaded olive green boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping, no wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean olive green endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 251 pgs. with index. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of Special Fighting Units in the Modern World, including Merrill's Marauders, Darby's Rangers, the French Foreign Legion, the Green Berets, The Commandos, and more. 017672

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The Libyan Arena: The United States, Britain, and the Council of Foreign Ministers, 1945-1948, BIlls, Scott L.
2 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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Third Class World - A Roving Philosopher Observes the Common Man, Bradshaw, Marion J.
3 Third Class World - A Roving Philosopher Observes the Common Man
Bradshaw, Marion J.
Bangor, Maine Marion J. Bradshaw 1938 Deluxe Limited Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket Signed
Deluxe Limited Edition (this being number 487 of five hundred copies) SIGNED by the author and in original dust jacket. Clean, unfaded black cloth boards with gold decoration on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean photo-decorated endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Errata sheet laid in. With one hundred twenty full page reproductions of the author's photographs and five itinerary maps. Photographs are gorgeous, clean and sharp, and are accompanied by clean printed tissue guards. 269 pages. Dust jacket is clean, unchipped, and enclosed in archival quality removable mylar. Printed with the finest materials and containing full page photos of unusual beauty, this highly readable illustrated travelogue covers author's diverse travels around the world from Japan to Moscow to the Himalayas and beyond. As a visiting philosopher, he gets the people's views and reactions to foreign exploitation and their thoughts on religion as he mingles with the low castes of India, the coolies of China, and the poor of Japan. Dr. Bradshaw observes life as he found it among the people, and reported it faithfully without a preconceived agenda. 023463

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One Sky to Share - The French and American Journals of Raymond Leopold Bruckberger, Bruckberger, Raymond Leopold
4 One Sky to Share - The French and American Journals of Raymond Leopold Bruckberger
Bruckberger, Raymond Leopold
New York P. J. Kenedy & Sons 1952 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket Jo Spier, Illustrator 
First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Very clean gray cloth boards with red cross and black rifle on cover, black lettering and small decoration on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with small previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper. Translated by Dorothy Carr Howell. Illustrated with drawings by Jo Spier. 248 pages. Dust jacket is clean with very slight browning to spine, not price clipped, a few tiny edge chips and very short closed edge tears. Wonderful photo of Father Bruckberger on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Story of one of the most heroic figures of World War II. This priest was a fearless fighter in the French Commandos, then Chaplain General of the Resistance groups. It was he who received General de Gaulle amid enemy gunfire in the Cathedral of Notre Dame when France was liberated from the Nazis. He was awarded the Croix de Guerre, the medal of the Legion of Honor, and several other distinctions. Later he was chaplain of the French Foreign Legion in the Sahara. 026518

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Handbook of Northern France, Davis, William Morris
5 Handbook of Northern France
Davis, William Morris
Cambridge Harvard University Press 1918 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Scarce copy in dustjacket. Clean unfaded yellow-beige cloth boards with crisp black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 174 pgs. Illustrated with detailed maps. Scarce dustjacket has a few tiny edge chips, very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A handbook for army officers on foreign service in France with detailed geographical maps of the region northeast of the Seine and a brief account of the adjacent portions of Belgium and western Germany. 12mo. France. 016901

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An End to Evil: How to Win the War on Terror, Frum, David and Richard Perle
6 An End to Evil: How to Win the War on Terror
Frum, David and Richard Perle
New York Random House 2003 1-4000-6194-6 / 9781400061945 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean black boards with bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 284 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. An End to Evil charts the agenda for what's next in the war on terrorism, as articulated by David Frum, former presidential speechwriter and bestselling author of The Right Man, and Richard Perle, former assistant secretary of defense and one of the most influential foreign policy leaders in Washington. A very interesting and timely take on the war on terrorism. 012298

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Hard Alee - Cruising Foreign, Gardner, G. Peabody
7 Hard Alee - Cruising Foreign
Gardner, G. Peabody
Salem, Massachusetts Peabody Museum 1977 0875770525 / 9780875770529 First Hardcover Fine Very Good Jacket 
Very clean book in original dust jacket. Beige cloth boards with brown lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean map-illustrated endpapers designed by Samuel H. Bryant. Illustrated with photographs. Clean dust jacket has fading to top edges and spine, no chips or tears, very small scrape (smaller than a pea) to spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An indefatigable sightseer and sailor, Peabody leads the reader through marketplaces and monasteries, temples and taverns, freely sharing his fund of classical Greek history,m literature, and mythology and his keen eye for colorful detail. Back aboard the boat, a refreshing swim, leisurely cocktails, and a memorable meal preface an exhilarating sail to the next glimpse of life and history in Grecian islands. 024963

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Naked in Baghdad: The Iraq War as Seen By NPR's Correspondent, Garrels, Anne
8 Naked in Baghdad: The Iraq War as Seen By NPR's Correspondent
Garrels, Anne
New York Farrar Straus Giroux 2003 0-374-52903-5 / 9780374529031 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition, signed by author. Maroon boards with maroon cloth spine, bright silver lettering on spine. Slight damp stain to rear board, no bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. 222 pgs. Bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. As National Public Radio's senior foreign correspondent, Anne Garrels has covered conflicts in Chechnya, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and elsewhere. She is renowned for direct, down-to-earth, insightful reporting, and for her independent take on what she sees. 8vo. Middle East. 013256

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Slow: Life in a Tuscan Town, Gayeton, Douglas
9 Slow: Life in a Tuscan Town
Gayeton, Douglas
New York Welcome Books 2009 1599620723 / 9781599620725 First Hardback Fine Near Fine Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing, SIGNED by the author, in original clear dust jacket with white lettering. A large book, an amazing book - like nothing I've quite seen before. Size is approx. 11-1/2" x 13". Full of gorgeous sepia photographs by the author, some with overlays or foldouts, along with his notes about his adventure buying an old house in Tuscany and what he learned from the people there about living a better, slower, rich and happy life. Book and jacket are clean and unchipped, binding is tight, pages are clean. Map-illustrated endpapers. Inscribed and signed on title page by the author: "For Mattie and Robin, Tutto il mondo e paese!" Introduction by Alice Waters; Preface by Carlo Petrini. Edited by Katrina Fried. Designed by Gregory Wakabayashi. 177 pages. Jacket is unclipped, unchipped, very light rubbing. "As an American cast adrift in a foreign country, what I really sought were answers. I wanted to visualize what the rest of my life would look like. Intuitively I knew the people I met would show me a path. And I was right..." 028273

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The China Threat: How the People's Republic Targets America, Gertz, Bill
10 The China Threat: How the People's Republic Targets America
Gertz, Bill
Washington, D.C. Regnery Publishing Inc. 2000 0-89526-281-9 / 9780895262813 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean red boards with black 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. 280 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 012894

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Living By the Sword: America and Israel in the Middle East, Green, Stephen
11 Living By the Sword: America and Israel in the Middle East
Green, Stephen
Brattleboro, VT Amana Books 1988 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with full number line on copyright page. Clean unfaded dark green cloth boards with bright gold 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. 279 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Traces the efforts of the U.S. and Israel to seek a military solution to the Arab-Israeili conflict, in the period from 1968 to 1987. 8vo. Middle East. 017345

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The Zanzibar Chest: A Story of Life, Love and Death in Foreign Lands, Hartley, Aidan
12 The Zanzibar Chest: A Story of Life, Love and Death in Foreign Lands
Hartley, Aidan
New York, New York, U.S.A. Atlantic Monthly Press 2003 0-87113-871-9 / 9780871138712 First Hard Cover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean beige cloth boards with black spine, gold lettering on spine. Nice sharp corner tips, mere hint of slightest edge wear at base of spine, no tears, no fraying. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean black endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 414 pgs. Clean crisp dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A sweeping and beautiful African journey. 8vo. Adventure. 015484

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The Zanzibar Chest: A Story of Life, Love, and Death in Foreign Lands, Hartley, Aidan
13 The Zanzibar Chest: A Story of Life, Love, and Death in Foreign Lands
Hartley, Aidan
New York Atlantic Monthly Press 2003 0871138719 / 9780871138712 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean beige boards with black spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean black endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 414 pages. Dust jacket has no tears, not price clipped, small scrape to surface lamination of jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Beautiful, sweeping book about Africa, written by a man who grew up there, and returned as a journalist covering Africa in the 1990's. 023965

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14 A Tract of Time
Hempstone, Smith
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1966 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
fFirst Edition in original unclipped jacket. Clean black cloth boards with silver lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. This book was misbound at publisher's, with cover boards flipped over, and title appearing on rear cover. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 271 pgs. Dustjacket is clean, not price clipped, but has some rubbing to rear panel, 1" closed tear at spine fold, slight edgewear. Enclosed in new mylar cover. A novel set in Vietnam in 1963 - a fictional tale that is essentially true, for it is based on Smith Hempstone's firsthand experience as a soldier and as a foreign correspondent for the Chicago Daily News, not only in Vietnam but also in Korea, Algeria, Cyprus, the Congo and Malaysia, where men have died alone and full of fear. 009393

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15 The Arabists: The Romance of an American Elite
Kaplan, Robert D.
New York Free Press (MacMillan) 1993 0-02-916785-X / 9780029167854 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean black boards with rust cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean red endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 333 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The untold story of an inbred, gifted, and powerful elite of families and friends who dominated America's relations with the Middle East for over a century. Known to Foreign Service colleagues as "the Arabists," these were the men and women who had spent much of their lives, usually with their families, living in the Arab world as diplomats, military attaches, intelligence agents, and educators. 8vo. Middle East. 012060

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The Tanker Derbent, Krymov, Yuri
16 The Tanker Derbent
Krymov, Yuri
Moscow Foreign Languages Publishing House 1959 Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean book in illustrated dust jacket. Dark blue cloth boards with gold and light blue lettering on cover, blue lettering on spine. No fraying, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Nicely illustrated with drawings. 238 pages. Clean illustrated dust jacket has very shallow chipping at spine ends (1/16" or less), enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An oil tanker (Uzbekistan) is sinking at the opening of this tale and the ship Derbent's heroic crew race to save the men on the sinking ship. 026384

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The Book of Knowledge Annual 1950, McLoughlin, E. V.
17 The Book of Knowledge Annual 1950
McLoughlin, E. V.
New York The Grolier Society 1950 First Hardcover Very Good Good Jacket 
Clean hardcover book in scarce original illustrated dust jacket. Brown leather-like boards with raised lettering on cover, gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Clean, beautifully illustrated (in color) endpapers. First ten pages have very faint water stain for fore-edges, otherwise all pages are clean with amazing, amusing and remarkable historical photographs from that era. 424 pages. Color illustrated dust jacket has edge chips, one 3" closed tear, 1" piece missing at base of spine, and yet it is still remarkably intact and evocative of the year 1950. Now enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. More than 100 important men and women of the time inform on what was new in the world in 1950 in this well-illustrated book. In the field of international events, Eleanor Roosevelt and Trygve Lie report on the United Nations. Sir Edward Appleton, Nobel Prize winner, and many other noted scientists tell of then latest triumphs of science. Sports fans will like the contributions of Tommy Henrich, the New York yankees' World Series hero; Lou Little, the outstanding football coach, and Dick Button, the world's champion amateur figure skater of the time. World events, radio, television, music, transportation, animals, strange and foreign lands, books, gems, art--all the things that made up life in 1950 are presented here. 028029

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Recipes of All Nations, Morphy, Countess
18 Recipes of All Nations
Morphy, Countess
New York William H. Wise & Co. 1949 Popular Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Clean red cloth boards with small chef illustration on cover, cream lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Thumb indexed fore edge. 821 pages with index. Compiled and edited by Countess Morphy. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has tiny chips at spine corners, wear to spine folds. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Alarge book of recipes from twenty-nine different countries, a complete and comprehensive collection of foreign recipes. Every country is dealt with in a section of its own, with its own introduction and a well-arranged Contents and Index. All the recipes are typical of the country from which they come, and are absolutely authentic. Recipes were chosen for ease of preparation and appeal to American tastes. 021245

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My Turn, O'Hara, John
19 My Turn
O'Hara, John
New York Random House 1966 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Printing" stated on copyright page. Clean unfaded black cloth boards with unchipped gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean maroon endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 214 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has short closed edge tears, tiny chip (size of small pea) at top rear panel edge, slight wear to top and bottom spine edges. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Ranging over a wide variety of topics and personalities, John O'Hara takes a hard look at politics and politicians (domestic and foreign), education, morality, journalism, writers and writing, movies and television, and a great deal more. 018410

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Live from the Battlefield: From Vietnam to Baghdad--35 Years in the World's War Zones, Peter Arnett
20 Live from the Battlefield: From Vietnam to Baghdad--35 Years in the World's War Zones
Peter Arnett
New York Simon & Schuster 1994 0671755862 / 9780671755867 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing, SIGNED and inscribed by the author (perhaps the greatest war correspondent of all time) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean blue boards with blue cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Inscribed and signed by author on front free endpaper: "To Patricia and Frank, With best regards to a couple of fellow travellers, Peter Arnett in Anco Poro(sp?), 1994". Illustrated with glossy black and white photographs. 463 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, clean, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author's story of his amazing life as a war correspondent. He is the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the George Polk Memorial Award, the President's Award for lifetime achievement from the Overseas Press Club, three Sigma Delta Chi awards for foreign correspondence from the Professioanl Society of Journalists, an Emmy award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and many more honors. His coverage of the Vietnam War and his vivid on-the-ground 24-hour reporting of the Gulf War changed journalism forever. 026122

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