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Great Commanders And Their Battles, Livesey, Anthony
81 Great Commanders And Their Battles
Livesey, Anthony
New York Macmillan 1987 0025734105 / 9780025734104 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (with full number line) in clean unchipped dust jacket. Very clean silver-gray cloth boards with stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Size approx. 10" x 12". Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean dark green endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Foreword by General Sir John Hackett. Profusely illustrated in color and black and white with photographs, art, drawings and maps. 200 pages with index. Dust jacket is clean, not price clipped, unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Twenty famous victories, won by history's outstanding field commanders. Spanning more than 2,000 years of warfare, from Al;exanderthe Great'striumph against the Persians in 331 BC to Moshe Dayan's Sinai campaign of 1956. 025768

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Tragedy at Honda, Lockwood, Charles A. and Hans Christian Adamson
82 Tragedy at Honda
Lockwood, Charles A. and Hans Christian Adamson
Philadelphia and New York Chilton Company 1960 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean gray cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Very slight fading to board edges. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean map-illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. With a Foreword by C W. Nimitz, Fleet Admiral, USN. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 243 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, has edge wear, a few very small edge chips and closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of the nine U.S. Destroyers which followed their leader through blinding fog onto the rockbound California coast--and of the heroism of their crews. 027571

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The Railway Man: A Pow's Searing Account of War, Brutality and Forgiveness, Lomax, Eric
83 The Railway Man: A Pow's Searing Account of War, Brutality and Forgiveness
Lomax, Eric
New York W W Norton & Co Inc 1995 0393039102 / 9780393039108 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First American Edition, First Printing in clean unchipped dust jacket. As new condition. Blue boards with black spine, gold lettering on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 278 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, unclipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Story of a Scotsman who was taken prisoner after the fall of Singapore during World War II and was put to work on the infamous Burma-Siam railway, which cost the lives of 250,000 men. There he helped to build an illicit radio, so that the prisoners could follow the news of the war. He was caught and tortured. "This unforgettable book describes a life saved from final bitterness by an extraordinary will to remember and forgive." 024629

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Day of Infamy, Lord, Walter
84 Day of Infamy
Lord, Walter
New York Henry Holt 1957 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with dark blue cloth spine, silver and gold lettering on spine. Tiny bit of fading to top and bottom spine edges. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, no cracking. Clean decorated endpapers; previous owner name on half-title page. Illustrated with photographs. 243 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (3.95 on front inside flap), 1/4" chipping at top spine edge, slight wear to bottom spine edge. Photo of author at his desk on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. In piecing together this saga of Pearl Harbor, Mr. Lord traveled over 14,000 miles, talked and corresponded with 577 of the people who were there, obtained exclusie interviews with members of the Japanese attacking force. 026322

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Tank Warfare: A History of Tanks in Battle, Macksey, Kenneth
85 Tank Warfare: A History of Tanks in Battle
Macksey, Kenneth
New York Stein and Day 1971 0-8128-1449-5 / 9780812814491 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean tan boards with rust brown cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; very small previous owner return address label at top edge of front free endpaper. 284 pgs. with index. Illustrated with maps and photographs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with very slight wear to spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. War/Military. 013206

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The South African War - A Narrative of the Anglo-Boer War from the Beginning of Hostilities to the Fall of Pretoria, Mahan, Captain A. T.
86 The South African War - A Narrative of the Anglo-Boer War from the Beginning of Hostilities to the Fall of Pretoria
Mahan, Captain A. T.
New York Peter Fenelon Collier & Son 1900 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
Decorated American trade binding - cover designed by George Wharton Edwards (so stated on copyright page). Large oblong book 11-1/2" x 17" bound in green cloth boards with gold lettering and design on cover. No fraying or wear-through, slightest hint of surface rubbing. Binding is tight, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrations selected and arranged by Harry T. Clinton. First Edition, with MCM on title page, Copyright, 1900 on copyright page. With an Introduction by Sir John G. Bourinot, K.C.M.G., LL.D., Litt.D. Eighteen full page illustrations in color; 34 full page black and white illustrations. 208 pages. 024634

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The Battle of Cassino, Majdalany, Fred
87 The Battle of Cassino
Majdalany, Fred
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1957 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Clean black boards with red cloth spine extending halfway over boards, silver and black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with maps and photographs. 309 pages with bibliography and index. Clean dust jacket designed by John Morris has very slight edge wear, chip at top spine edge, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The Battle of Cassino (World War II) started on the night of January 17, 1944. It ended on June 4, when the Fifth Army entered Rome. The story of this battle involves the massive design of military strategy translated into a limitless pattern of human ordeal. The complex plan, the problems of supply and communications, the chain of command are explained with dazzling clarity. The action takes on an epic grandeur in an almost classic atmosphere of tragedy. 026410

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Overlord: D-Day and the Invasion in Europe, Marrin, Albert
88 Overlord: D-Day and the Invasion in Europe
Marrin, Albert
New York Atheneum 1982 0-689-30931-7 / 9780689309311 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
As new, Stated First Edition. Very clean green cloth boards with stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 177 pgs. with index. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no wear, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. World War II. 015429

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The Airman's War: World War II in the Sky, Marrin, Albert
89 The Airman's War: World War II in the Sky
Marrin, Albert
New York Atheneum 1982 0-689-30907-4 / 9780689309076 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
As new, Stated First Edition. Very clean rust brown cloth boards with bright stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 213 pgs. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. World War II. 015430

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The Nine Days Wonder (The Operation Dynamo), Masefield, John
90 The Nine Days Wonder (The Operation Dynamo)
Masefield, John
New York MacMillan 1941 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (stated "First Printing" on copyright page). Blue cloth boards with faintest hint of soiling, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Endpapers browned from manufacturer's glue, but are clean with no names, writing or bookplates. 60 pgs. + black & white photographs at rear of book. 12mo. World War II. 016703

Price: 35.00 USD
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The Brass Ring - A Sort of Memoir, Mauldin, Bill
91 The Brass Ring - A Sort of Memoir
Mauldin, Bill
New York W. W. Norton 1971 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket Bill Mauldin, Illustrator 
First Edition stated on copyright page, in clean unchipped original jacket. Clean unfaded blue cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean red endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 276 pp. Illustrated with photographs and drawings by Bill Mauldin. With print of Bill Mauldin drawing on heavy paper laid in. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped (7.95 on front inside flap), unchipped, no tears, with large photo of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 019155

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The Weary Falcon, Mayer, Tom
92 The Weary Falcon
Mayer, Tom
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1971 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean green cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping, fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean brown endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 174 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no tears, with hint of edge wear at spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. "Tom Mayer's stories of Vietnam are as brilliant a portrait of the male at war today as the stories Hemingway wrote about soldiers in Italy and Spain three and four decades ago." 8vo. Vietnam War. 013321

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The Story of War Weapons, McClintock, Marshall
93 The Story of War Weapons
McClintock, Marshall
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott 1945 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean bright orange cloth boards with crisp black lettering on cover and spine. Hint of slightest surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 173 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has 1" deep chip at top spine edge, very small corner chips, short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. This book covers the interesting development of man's weapons. 6" x 8-1/2". War/Military. 017083

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History and Rhymes of the Lost Battalion, McCollum, Buck Private
94 History and Rhymes of the Lost Battalion
McCollum, Buck Private
1929 Later printing softcover Very Good+ Franklin Sly and Tolman R. Reamer, Illustrators 
Clean softcover book, published 1929. Brown stiff paper wraps with gold eagle title box on cover and small sketch portrait of the author in lower right corner of front cover. No chipping or creasing. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean; no names, writing or marks. Frontis fold-out photo of "The Lost Batallion" in France and of Lieut. Col. Charles W. Whittlesey, Commander of the "Lost Batallion." Illustrated with photographs and page decorations. 140 pages. 021958

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History and Rhymes of the Lost Battalion, McCollum, Buck Private
95 History and Rhymes of the Lost Battalion
McCollum, Buck Private
1929 Later printing Hardcover Near Fine no dust jacket Jacket Franklin Sly and Tolman R. Reamer, Illustrators Signed
Later printing, inscribed and SIGNED by the author. Suede leather hardcover boards with stamped gold lettering on cover. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, all decorated, with clean marbled brown endpapers. Inscribed and signed by author on half-title page: "To John T. Mundy, Sincere good wishes - "Buck Private" McCollum - 7/9/32 Oneida, N.Y." Clean fold-out frontispiece with U.S. Official Photograph of the "Lost Battalion," taken in France shortly after the men were relieved, and near the famous "pocket" the men were trapped in. Also a U.S. Official Photo of Liet. Col. Charles W. Whittlesey on section of frontispiece. Page decorations and sketches by Franklin Sly and Tolman R. Reamer, Illustrators. 140 pages. 026106

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Black Saturday: The Death of the Royal Oak, McKee, Alexander
96 Black Saturday: The Death of the Royal Oak
McKee, Alexander
New York Henry Holt 1960 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Illustrated with Photographs 
Clean black boards with yellow cloth spine, black lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers; very small return address label at top edge of front free endpaper. 211 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has hint of edge wear, a few very small closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A few weeks after the outbreak of World War II, the British battleship Royal Oak, while lying inside the main base of the Home Fleet, was shaken by four mysterious explosions and within about seven minutes went to the bottom with nearly eight hundred men trapped inside. 8vo. World War II. 013518

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97 Where The Rivers Ran Backward
Merritt, William E.
Athens/London University of Georgia Press 1989 0-8203-1107-3 / 9780820311074 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean black cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Front free endpaper has ink-stamp of book store (Strands). 291 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, with mere hint of edgewear, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Vietnam War. 011019

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98 Submarine: The Ultimate Naval Weapon - Its Past, Present & Future
Middleton, Drew
Playboy Press 1976 0-87223-472-X / 9780872234727 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean gray boards with blue cloth spine, silver and red lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 256 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has small chips spine edges, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 9-1/4 x 8". Military. 009622

Price: 18.00 USD
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99 Captured!
Miller, Carolyn Paine
Chappaqua, New York, U.S.A. Christian Herald Books 1977 0-915684-17-9 / 9780915684175 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean black cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 288 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The true story of a family's imprisonment by the Vietcong. 8vo. Vietnam. 009165

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The Forrestal Diaries, Millis, Walter (Editor)
100 The Forrestal Diaries
Millis, Walter (Editor)
New York Viking Press 1951 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
"Published by the Viking Press in October 1951" on copyright page, in original unclipped jacket. Clean dark blue cloth boards with red cloth spine, gold title on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 581 pp. with index. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Jacket is not price clipped (5.00 on front inside flap), has small chip at upper right corner of front panel (size of half a dime), surface wear and one tiny chip (grain of rice) at rear spine fold, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Drawn from the fifteen loose-leaf diaries left at the White House by James Forrestal shortly before his suicide. Kept for his private information and not intended for publication, the diaries cover his personal involvement as Secretary of the Navy and first Secretary of Defense, in the national and world issues of the critical years following World War II. 019587

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