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Johnny Got His Gun, Trumbo, Dalton
141 Johnny Got His Gun
Trumbo, Dalton
New York Monogram Publishers 1946 Eighth Printing Hardcover Very Good+ fair Jacket 
Clean unfaded red leather-textured boards with black lettering on cover and spine. Very light surface wear to spine corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean red top-stained page edges. Previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper; no other marks. 309 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, large portion of rear inside flap torn away; chipping to top spine edge and corner, very shallow chipping at base of spine, a few short closed edge tears; aside from the torn rear inside flap, still decent looking in new archival quality mylar cover. Joe, a young American soldier, is hit by a mortar shell on the last day of World War I. He lies in a hospital bed in a fate worse than death --- a quadruple amputee who has lost his arms, legs, eyes, ears, mouth and nose. He remains conscious and able to think, thereby reliving his life through strange dreams and memories, unable to distinguish whether he is awake or dreaming. He remains frustrated by his situation, until one day he discovers a unique way to communicate with his caregivers. A powerful anti-war document; also a powerful and brilliant work of the imagination. A book on war that can never be forgotten by anyone who ever reads it. 017611

Price: 200.00 USD
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Victory Rode the Rails: The Strategic Place of the Railroads in the Civil War, Turner, George Edgar
142 Victory Rode the Rails: The Strategic Place of the Railroads in the Civil War
Turner, George Edgar
Lincoln, Nebraska Bison Books / University of Nebraska Press 1992 0803294239 / 9780803294233 First Paperback Fine 
First published in 1953 by Bobbs Merrill, this is the first printing of the Bison Books Edition. Very clean trade paperback. No creasing, chipping or fading. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs, maps. Introduction to the Bison Book Edition by Gary Gallagher. Maps by George Richard Turner. 419 pages with index. 027660

Price: 15.00 USD
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143 Fighter Pilot
Ulanoff, Stanley M. (Editor)
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1962 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with beige spine, blue lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 430 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. " From World War I to the Formosa Strait--the exciting personal accounts of the men who flew the fighter planes". 8vo. World War I. 007978

Price: 20.00 USD
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The German Navy in World War II, Von der Porten, Edward P.
144 The German Navy in World War II
Von der Porten, Edward P.
New York Thomas Y. Crowell 1969 Second printing Hardcover Fine Very Good Jacket 
Second printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Bright orange cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean black endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs, maps. Foreword by Grand Admiral Karl Donitz. 274 pages with index. Clean jacket is not price clipped, unchipped, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024796

Price: 15.00 USD
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Armageddon in Retrospect And Other New and Unpublished Writings on War and Peace, Vonnegut, Kurt
145 Armageddon in Retrospect And Other New and Unpublished Writings on War and Peace
Vonnegut, Kurt
New York Putnam 2008 0399155082 / 9780399155086 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (with full number line on copyright page) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Pristine black boards with small army tank design and dark black lettering on cover, clean red cloth spine with black lettering. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean decorated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated by the author in color and black and white. Introduction by Mark Vonnegut. 234 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025781

Price: 20.00 USD
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Immortal: A Military History of Iran and Its Armed Forces, Ward, Steven R.
146 Immortal: A Military History of Iran and Its Armed Forces
Ward, Steven R.
Washington DC Georgetown University Press 2009 1589012585 / 9781589012585 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Signed
Stated First Printing, SIGNED by the author, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Gorgeous, as new condition with signature of author on the title page. Clean black cloth boards with white lettering on cover and spine. Very slight bump to one spine corner; no fraying, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean blank endpapers. No previous owner markings. 380 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024605

Price: 65.00 USD
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147 Return of the Traveller
Warner, Rex
Philadelphia/New York J. B. Lippincott 1944 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Very clean red cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. 208 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has 2" closed tear at spine fold, small corner chips. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. In this novel, the spirit of a dead soldier asks, "Why was I killed"" and from each individual he questions he receives a different answer. Being freed of bodily and temporal hindrances, the soldier can look closely into their lives, seeing each as a dweller in a separate world for whom the war is a phenomenon directly related to their own limited conception of life. 8vo. Fiction. 011620

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Battlefield Detectives - Unearthing New Evidence on the World's Most Famous Battlefields, Wason, David
148 Battlefield Detectives - Unearthing New Evidence on the World's Most Famous Battlefields
Wason, David
London Carlton Books 2014 1780974906 / 9781780974903 First Hardcover Very Good+ Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First printing (with full number line on copyright page) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Unfaded black cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Previous owner name and bookplate on front pastedown. Illustrated with photographs, many in full color. 255 pages. Dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025976

Price: 14.00 USD
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Moonlight On A Lake in Bond Street, Watts, Stephen
149 Moonlight On A Lake in Bond Street
Watts, Stephen
New York W. W. Norton 1962 First Hardcover Good Good Jacket 
Stated First American Edition in original dust jacket. Blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Foxing to endpapers and text block edges. Previous owner first name on front free endpaper. 208 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (3.95 on front inside flap), has closed tears, scrapes, creasing to edges. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author's personal story of his experiences during World War II in British Intelligence, blending humor, drama, and understanding for those millions who were by nature civilians and whose lot for so long was military. 023199

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150 Rising Tide: The Untold Story of the Russian Submarines That Fought the Cold War
Weir, Gary E. And Walter J. Boyne
New York Basic Books, Inc. 2003 0-465-09112-1 / 9780465091126 First Hard Cover Near FIne Fine Jacket 
Clean black boards with bright silver lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. Clean black endpapers. 354 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear or tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. War/Military. 010644

Price: 18.00 USD
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Warday - And the Journey Onward, Whitley; Kunetka, James Strieber
151 Warday - And the Journey Onward
Whitley; Kunetka, James Strieber
New York Holt, Rinehart & Winston 1984 0030707315 / 9780030707315 First Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition (first printing, with full numberline) in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean unfaded orange boards with cream cloth spine, bright red metallic 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 marks. 374 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (15.95 on front inside flap). Awesom photo of the authors on rear panel. Very slight age-toning. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. October 28, 1988. Warday. It lasted only 36 minutes and when it was over, much of the earth remained untouched. But in those thirty-six minutes, a world had been destroyed. In the days and months that followed, an America blacked out by the breakdown of its communications systems and wrestling with the demands of an unprecedented emergency struggled first for survival. Later it would seek answers--seek to find out how it had happened, who had survived, what was left. 025409

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Forever A Soldier: Unforgettable Stories of Wartime Service, Wiener, Tom
152 Forever A Soldier: Unforgettable Stories of Wartime Service
Wiener, Tom
Washington, D.C., U.S.A. Natl Geographic Society 2005 0-7922-4189-4 / 9780792241898 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean black boards with clean red cloth spine, bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with very small remainder dot on bottom page edges. Clean black endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 330 pgs. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, one tiny closed tear at bottom edge of rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The Library of Congress Veterans History Project's unforgettable stories of wartime service. 8vo. War/Military. 016492

Price: 10.00 USD
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153 Scream of Eagles
Wilcox, Robert K.
John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1990 0-471-52641-X / 9780471526414 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean pale gray boards with dark blue spine, red lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. Clean bright dustjacket has not been price clipped, is unchipped and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Military. 006158

Price: 15.00 USD
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Amateurs at War - The American Soldier in Action, Williams, Ben Ames
154 Amateurs at War - The American Soldier in Action
Williams, Ben Ames
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1943 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in original unclipped jacket. Clean red cloth boards with dark blue lettering and line and star decoration on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no previous owner markings. Edited by Ben Ames Williams. 498 pages with sources. Dustjacket is not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), has light dust soiling, a few very tiny edge chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A collection of fighting tales, told first hand soon after action, giving a stirring picture of the American in action: what the soldier thinks, how he acts, how he talks about it afterward. From John Paul Jones's own story of his capture of the Serapis to John Hersey's description of jungle fighting on Guadalcanal. 022288

Price: 50.00 USD
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In Time of War - Sonnets for America, Williams, Cecil B.
155 In Time of War - Sonnets for America
Williams, Cecil B.
Cedar Rapids, IA The Torch Press 1943 First Cloth Bds Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Signed
First Edition. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. Nr Fine in VG DJ. Very clean light brown cloth boards with brown lettering on cover and spine. No wear to boards. Binding is tight , pages are bright and clean, 76 pgs. Clean dustjacket has closed tear at edge of front panel (fold along spine) and some very minor edge chipping. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 000338

Price: 25.00 USD
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Torpedo 8 - The Story of Swede Larsen's Bomber Squadron, Wolfert, Ira
156 Torpedo 8 - The Story of Swede Larsen's Bomber Squadron
Wolfert, Ira
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1943 Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Collectible condition hardcover book with original dust jacket. Very clean red cloth boards with black letering on cover and spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (slightly tanned, as most wartime books were made from slightly inferior paper). Very clean bright color illustrated endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Copright 1943; no date on title page. 127 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap), some very tiny edge nicks and short closed edge tears. Photo of Swede and his wife on rear panel. Revenge was sweet after the Japanese took out the United States Navy Torpedo Squadron 8 in a few minutes in the Battle of Midway, and Swede Larsen led the charge. 027403

Price: 50.00 USD
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The Reason Why, Woodham-Smith, Cecil
157 The Reason Why
Woodham-Smith, Cecil
New York McGraw-Hill 1954 Fifth Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Fifth printing in illustrated dust jacket. Clean dark blue cloth boards with red title box and silver lettering on spine. No fraying 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. 287 pages with index, plus "About the Author." Clean jacket has light rubbing, very shallow edge chipping chipping; price clip at upper corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The extraordinary story behind one of the most fantastic blunders in military history--the terrible and tragic charge of the famous Light Brigade during the Crimean War. From a mass of unpublished papers, the author has unearthed devastating evidence as to why more than five hundred men met death in a charge that has since become immortal. 027232

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Tank: The Progress of a Monstrous War Machine, Wright, Patrick
158 Tank: The Progress of a Monstrous War Machine
Wright, Patrick
New York Viking 2002 0-670-03070-8 / 9780670030705 First Hard Cover Near FIne Fine Jacket 
Very clean white boards with brown spine, gold lettering on spine. Mere hint of wear at base of spine. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 499 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. A chronicle of the creation and evolution of the tank, taking the reader through warfields and battle zones, from the tank's infancy during World War I through the Gulf War. "A completely fascinating history: shrewd, wry and fiercely intelligent." - William Boyd 8vo. War/Military. 013374

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Marching on Tanga (With General Smuts in East Africa), Young, F. Brett
159 Marching on Tanga (With General Smuts in East Africa)
Young, F. Brett
New York E. P. Dutton 1917 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Toast brown cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. Slight wear to one lower spine corner. Boards are clean with slight darkening to spine gutters. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Frontis illustration with clean tissue guard., additional photo illustrations. 265 pgs. with clean fold-out map in rear of book in perfect condition. 8vo. World War I. 015722

Price: 50.00 USD
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