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Japanese Art of War, Cleary, Thomas
21 Japanese Art of War
Cleary, Thomas
Boston / London Shambhala 1992 0877736537 / 9780877736530 1992 Paperback Near Fine 
Later printing, very clean nice condition. Trade paperback has no wear, fading, or creasing. Very small previous owner name neatly stamped at top edge of half-title page. No other marks. 131 pages with index. 025953

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Modern Flight (with over 100 signatures of P.A.A.F. flyers), Clevenger, Cloyd P.
22 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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Bridge Across the Sky - The Berlin Blockade and Airlift, 1948-1949, Collier, Richard
23 Bridge Across the Sky - The Berlin Blockade and Airlift, 1948-1949
Collier, Richard
New York McGraw Hill 1978 0-07-011796-9 / 9780070117969 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean toast brown boards with darker brown cloth spine, bright gold 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. 239 pgs. with index. Illustrated with historical photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has two very tiny closed edge tears (under 1/16") and tiny spot of rubbing (smaller than a pea) at top front edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. World War II. 012276

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Middle East Diary, Coward, Noel
24 Middle East Diary
Coward, Noel
Garden City, NY Doubleday, Doran & Co. 1944 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean original unclipped dust jacket. Clean green cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 155 pages. Dust jacket is clean, not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap), a few tiny edge nicks. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025318

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God's Children, Coyle, Harold
25 God's Children
Coyle, Harold
New York Tom Doherty Assoc. 2000 0-312-86296-2 / 9780312862961 First Hardbound Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean, unworn black boards with silver lettering on spine. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges bright & clean. No names, writing or bookplates inside. 316 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unclipped, unchipped and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A novel about war-torn eastern Europe from the master of military fiction, Harold Coyle. 003759

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26 Your Life in the Atom World
Craige, Captain John Houston
Stamford, CT Stamford House (A Pony Book) 1946 First Paperback Very Good 
160 pgs. VG Clean paperback (a little light rubbing to cover). Light wear at spine bottom & edges. Illustrated with photographs and diagrams. Pages are clean, but there is some underlining of text.Atomic Age. 003769

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The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World, Creasy, Sir Edward S.
27 The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World
Creasy, Sir Edward S.
New York Limited Editions Club 1969 First Hardcover Near Fine Joseph Domjan, Illustrator Signed
Limited Editions Club, signed by illustrator Joseph Domjan. with Introduction by Hanson W. Baldwin. Very clean decorated cloth binding with black title box, gold lettering on spine, in original slipcase. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean, with clean decorated endpapers. Signed, was "office copy" of the publisher. Illustrations in black and white and full color. 211 pages. Very Good+ black slipcase with unchipped label on spine; no cracking, tiny chip to paper covering at top left edge. 022784

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The Canter Camp Tales (An Allegory on War), Crow, Dox and John
28 The Canter Camp Tales (An Allegory on War)
Crow, Dox and John
New York Pageant Press 1958 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean gray cloth boards with brown 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. 144 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with hint of edge wear and one small closed edge tear at top of rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A mule's eye view of army life with no holds barred. 8vo. Military. 013690

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Battles of the United States by Sea and Land: Embracing Those of the Revolutionary and Indian Wars, The War of 1812, and The Mexican War; with Important Official Documents  (two volumes complete), Dawson, Henry B.
29 Battles of the United States by Sea and Land: Embracing Those of the Revolutionary and Indian Wars, The War of 1812, and The Mexican War; with Important Official Documents (two volumes complete)
Dawson, Henry B.
New York Johnson, Fry & Company 1858 Hardcover Very Good+ 
Lovely two-volume set in clean decorative leather and cloth bindings. Size of each book is approx. 8-1/2" x 11" x 2" and 2-1/2" thickness. Very clean brown buckram cloth with decorative stamped leather on both front and rear boards with stamped gold lettering on front and rear boards of each book. Unchipped decorative paper labels on each spine. Bindings are tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. All page edges are gilt. Clean endpapers (beautifully penned previous owner name at top edge of blank fly leaf in each book). Illustrated by Alonzo Chappel (wonderful full page engravings with tissue guards). Volume I has faint waterstain to upper edges of first 20 pages, otherwise all pages are clean and bright, no foxing or browning, chip to lower corner of one rear blank fly leaf. Volume 2 has small rub to leather on front cover. Corners are sharp and unworn - no wear to cloth, no bumping. An attractive and amazing set of books - chock full of interesting U.S. military history. 027999

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Fighter: The True Story of the Battle of Britain, Deighton, Len
30 Fighter: The True Story of the Battle of Britain
Deighton, Len
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1978 0394427572 / 9780394427577 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First American Edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Clean blue boards with navy blue cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Slightest hint of fading to edges. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. With an Introduction by A.J. P. Taylor. Illustrated with photographs and maps. 261 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, hint of wear at upper spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Few episodes in modern history have so captured the imagination as the battle for the skies over Britain in the summer of 1940. Spitfires and Messerschmitts...the valiant, out-numbered RAF, the implacable Luftwaffe...the heroic speeches of Winston Churchill. The real nature of this crucial struggle was infitinitely more complicated -- and more fascinating -- as shown in the pages of this book. 025156

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AT WORK IN THE FIELDS OF THE BOMB, Del Tredici, Robert
31 AT WORK IN THE FIELDS OF THE BOMB
Del Tredici, Robert
Perennial Library 1987 0060961643 / 9780060961640 First Paperback Near Fine 
Clean unworn large softcover book (approx. size is 8-1/2" x 11"). No chipping, creasing or fading. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright. Photographs and text bny Robert Del Tredici. Introduction by Jonathan Schell. 192 pages. An examination of the havoc wreaked on humanity by atomic and hydrogen bombs. 025236

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32 Raid on the Bremerton
Eachus, Irv
New York Viking Press 1980 0-670-58912-8 / 9780670589128 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Clean red boards with black cloth spine, red and gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 243 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Fiction. 010317

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Tales from A Dugout, Empey, Arthur Guy
33 Tales from A Dugout
Empey, Arthur Guy
New York Century Company 1918 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition, signed binding (decorated American trade binding - with initial "S"). Clean red cloth boards, with black illustration on cover of soldier sitting at edge of dugout, black line border, black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Foreword and Preamble by the author. 269 pages. True tales of seven soldiers housed in a dugout on the Western front during World War I. 022148

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"One Hell of A Business", Engelbrecht, H. C.
34 "One Hell of A Business"
Engelbrecht, H. C.
New York Robert M. McBride 1934 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean original dust jacket. Clean orange cloth boards red lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear, slight fading to bottom board and spine edges (about 1/4" of fading). Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 95 pages. Clean bright dust jacket has very slight edge wear, price clip at upper corner of front inside flap. If anyone ever doubted that the munitions business is organized as a huge international racket, he need only read this book to see it in its true colors. An astounding book, bristling with ironic facts and sardonic humor, and truth. By the author of "Merchants of Death". 027803

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Assault on the Liberty The True Story of the Israeli Attack on an American Intelligence Ship, Ennes, James
35 Assault on the Liberty The True Story of the Israeli Attack on an American Intelligence Ship
Ennes, James
New York Random House Inc 1980 0394505123 / 9780394505121 Hardcover Near Fine very good Jacket Signed
No edition stated. Very clean black boards with clean unfaded black cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping, no wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean bright endpapers. Inscribed and signed by a survivor of the Liberty attack: "For Bob, From a Survivor of the Liberty Attack - Best Wishes, John Heanlough 299 pp. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped (14.95 on front inside flap), unchipped, has two short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. June 1967 attack on the USS Liberty in international waters off the Sinai Peninsula in the Medeterranean Sea. 017770

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The Victorian and Edwardian Army from Old Photographs, Fabb, John
36 The Victorian and Edwardian Army from Old Photographs
Fabb, John
London / Sydney B. T. Batsford Ltd. 1975 0713429739 / 9780713429732 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in original dust jacket. Clean brown cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No fraying or fading. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean. Clean blank endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with 154 historical photographs. Introduction by W. Y. Carman. 128 pages. Dust jacket is clean, has a few short closed edge tears, price clip to bottom corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024667

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Reporting America at War An Oral History, Ferrari, Michelle
37 Reporting America at War An Oral History
Ferrari, Michelle
Hyperion Books 2003 1401300723 / 9781401300722 First Hardcover Near Fine fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition with full number line. Very clean beige boards with brown spine, bright gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks 256 pp. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Great war reporters from World War II to the present, including Edward R. Murrow, Walter Cronkite, David Halberstam, Peter Arnett, Morley Safer, Chistiane Amanpour, and more. 018221

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Top Guns: America's Fighter Aces Tell Their Stories, Foss, Joe and Brennan, Matthew
38 Top Guns: America's Fighter Aces Tell Their Stories
Foss, Joe and Brennan, Matthew
New York Pocket Books 1991 0-671-68317-9 / 9780671683177 First Hardbound Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. 338 pgs. Clean blue boards with red cloth spine, silver lettering on spine. Binding tight, pages bright and clean, no names or writing inside. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, has not been price clipped. True stories of America's flying fighter pilots. 003439

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An End to Evil: How to Win the War on Terror, Frum, David and Richard Perle
39 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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Naked in Baghdad: The Iraq War as Seen By NPR's Correspondent, Garrels, Anne
40 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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