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A World in Flames - The History of World War II, Hoyle, Martha Byrd
81 A World in Flames - The History of World War II
Hoyle, Martha Byrd
New York Atheneum 1970 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean dark blue cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine, blind-stamped author initials on cover. Slight fading to edges. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean red endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 356 pgs. with index. Illustrated with maps. Clean unfaded dustjacket is not price clipped, has very short closed edge tears ata top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. This one-volume history of the Second World War is a concise, forthright battle-by-battle account. A narrative of action, the book dwells on what happened more than on why it happened. Well documented, with many maps detailing the military operations. 017543

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The Battle of Leyte Gulf: The Death Knell of the Japanese Fleet, Hoyt, Edwin P.
82 The Battle of Leyte Gulf: The Death Knell of the Japanese Fleet
Hoyt, Edwin P.
New York Weybright and Talley 1972 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition. Very clean red cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fading or fraying; light bump to base of spine. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean blue endpapers; small previous owner name and date at top corner of title page. 314 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped; enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Typed review and related news clippings laid in. 8vo. World War II. 016754

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The Outnumbered, Hutter, Catherine
83 The Outnumbered
Hutter, Catherine
New York Dodd Mead 1944 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Second printing ("Second Printing, March 1944" on copyright page). Rust brown cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. A few very small faint spots to front board. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 355 pgs. Illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped (2.75 on front inside flap), small word "good" written in ink on front inside flap; shallow chipping (1/4") at top and bottom spine edge. A few very short closed edge tears, very light soiling. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A moving story about a small group of people in an Austrian village who, though they were outnumbered, managed by spiritual means to defeat the Nazi forces in the early days of Hitler's rise to power. 6" x 8". Fiction. 016949

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Atlantic Ordeal - The Story of Mary Cornish, Huxley, Elspeth
84 Atlantic Ordeal - The Story of Mary Cornish
Huxley, Elspeth
New York Harper & Brothers 1942 First Very Good Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean gray cloth boards with black title box on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Previous owner name, place and date neatly penned on front free endpaper (1943). Very slight tanning to pages. Illustrated with black and white glossy photographs. 102 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped, has shallow edge chipping. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. One of the great stories of World War II. It is the story of Mary Cornish, an Englishwoman assigned as escort on the evacuee ship "City of Benares" which was carrying children out of the war zone to safety in Canada the summer of 1940. The ship was torpedoed several days out of port and only one lifeboat survived to return its passengers to land. Eight incredible days at sea in an open boat - the dramatic story of Mary Cornish, six boys and forty men following the torpedoing of the "City of Benares". 024459

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Flights of Passage: Reflections of a World War II Aviator, Hynes, Samuel
85 Flights of Passage: Reflections of a World War II Aviator
Hynes, Samuel
Frederic C. Beil & Naval Institute Press 1988 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean blue cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 270 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. World War II. 010632

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What the Scarecrow Said, Ikeda, Stewart David
86 What the Scarecrow Said
Ikeda, Stewart David
New York Harper Collins/Regan Books 1996 0-06-039164-2 / 9780060391645 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing, signed by author. Clean gold boards with clean black cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean bright endpapers with no names, writing or marks. Inscribed and SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page: "To Oliver - Best of Luck with your own writing & teaching - Keep the Faith! - SDI" and then flat signed below author's name: "Stewart David Ikeda - Feb. 14, 1998 - Phoenix." 445 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Epic novel of a Japanese-American family that begins with the birth of its hero aboard the ship that brings his parents to the United States and ends in the aftermath of a great national shame: the internment of Americans of Japanese descent during World War II. 8vo. Fiction. 015858

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Dogs, Cats and People, Jackson, H.C.L.
87 Dogs, Cats and People
Jackson, H.C.L.
Detroit Conjure House 1949 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Signed
First Edition, SIGNED by the author, in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with line-drawing illustration of author on cover, dark blue lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound. Inscribed and signed by author on front free endpaper: "To Hildegard, From your Mother - and with the very best personal wishes of another "Grosse Pointer" a great admirer of both your Dad and Mother - H.C.L. Jackson - Christmas, 1949." 214 pages. Dust jacket has some edge chipping and short closed edge tears, quite clean, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. What Ernie Pyle did for the common soldier in World War II, Detroit news columnist H.C.L. Jackson did every day for the common people, seeing the sunny side, the human side, of our better natures, and reported what he saw and heard with genuine charm. 025708

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The Years of MacArthur Triumph and Disaster 1945-1964 (Years of MacArthur), James, Dorris Clayton
88 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

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The Black Laurel, Jameson, Storm
89 The Black Laurel
Jameson, Storm
New York MacMillan 1948 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean green cloth boards with white lettering on spine. Slight bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 338 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket with price intact has very slight edge and corner wear. Dustjacket enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Included is a beautiful black & white glossy photograph of the author contemporary to the book, supplied by publisher. A crisis in Western Civilization is the theme of this novel, the scene of which is laid in the wreckage of war-torn Europe. 8vo. Fiction. 012325

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Enemy in the Sky - My 1940 Diary, Johnstone, Sandy
90 Enemy in the Sky - My 1940 Diary
Johnstone, Sandy
San Rafael, CA Presidio Press 1979 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean dark blue boards with gold lettering on spine. Slight surface wear to spine corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 192 pgs. with index. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Unfaded dustjacket is price clipped at lower corner of front inside flap, unchipped, one very short closed edge tear at rear panel bottom edge, hint of very faint soiling. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author's account of the 602nd Air Squadron's outstanding role in the victory of the Battle of Britain during World War II, brilliantly brought to life through the pages of his diary. 018237

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The Pistol, Jones, James
91 The Pistol
Jones, James
New York Charles Scribner 1958 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (with "A" on copyright page), in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Very clean red cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 158 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, slight wear at top and bottom spine ends, slight fading to spine; not price clipped. Large photo of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A hauntingly powerful novel which takes place in Hawaii during the onset of World War II. 028468

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Maps and Shadows, Jopek, Krysia
92 Maps and Shadows
Jopek, Krysia
Los Angeles Aquila Polonica 2010 1607720078 / 9781607720072 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Signed
First edition, inscribed and SIGNED by author, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean white boards with dark blue cloth spine, silver lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean blue endpapers. Inscribed on half-title page by author: "John, Thanks for your reading! Best wishes, Krysia Jopek 3.27.11". 151 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Well known poet's debut novel - historical novel - a World War II odyssey that spans the map from Poland to Siberia, on divergent paths to Persia, Palestine and Italy, to Uzbekistan and Africa, converinging in England and finally settling in America, the family endures...and ultimately triumphs. 025591

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Berlin at Midnight, Joseph, Robert
93 Berlin at Midnight
Joseph, Robert
New York Greenberg 1948 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, in original unclipped jacket. Clean green cloth boards with hint of browning to edges. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean but slightly yellowed with clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 292 pgs. Clean dustjacket (slight browning to edges), not price clipped, shallow chipping at top spine edge (1/4"), a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Story of a man who had been born and educated in Berlin. With the advent of Hitler, he was sent to the U.S. to be educated. As Hitler prepared for war, his parents urged him not to return to a doomed Europe. He followed their advice, and the last letter he received from his father reported that his mother had been arrested by the Nazis, then the blackout of all news. America entered the war and He was in the army. When it was over, he was back in the streets of Berlin, searching for his parents in a blighted city of rubble and death. The climas is chill-laden melodrama, filled with narrow escapes. 018630

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The Battle for History - Re-fighting World War Two, Keegan, John
94 The Battle for History - Re-fighting World War Two
Keegan, John
London Pimlico 1997 0712673601 / 9780712673600 First Paperback Near Fine 
First Pimlico edition. Very clean trade paperback. No rubbing, creasing or wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. 128 pages. John Keegan assesses the literature that hasemerged from World War II - and the controversies that have arisen from that literature. He examines general histories and biographies, accounts of individual campaigns, and studies of espionage and resistance. 025611

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White Man Returns, Keith, Agnes Newton
95 White Man Returns
Keith, Agnes Newton
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1951 Later printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Later printing of the first edition in unclipped dust jacket. Clean batik print cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Decorated endpapers; a little browning along hinge gutters, small previous owner name neatly penned at top of front free endpaper. Illustrated with line drawings by the author. 310 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped, has small edge and corner chips, wear at folds. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. By the author of "Land Below the Wind" and "Three Came Home", this biography tells of Mrs. Keith's family's release from a Japanese prison camp and their recuperation in Canada - after which Mrs. Keith, her husband and her young son return to the shattered colony in North Borneo. 028424

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From Prague After Munich: Diplomatic Papers 1938-1940, Kennan, George F.
96 From Prague After Munich: Diplomatic Papers 1938-1940
Kennan, George F.
Princeton Princeton University Press 1968 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping, no wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 266 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with one short closed edge tear. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. An eyewitness report of the years 1938-1940 in Prague, describing the initial impact of the Nazi occupation on the various parts of the former Czechoslovakia. 8vo. History. 015366

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Admiral Kimmel's Story, Kimmel, Husband E.
97 Admiral Kimmel's Story
Kimmel, Husband E.
Chicago Regnery 1955 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Very clean unfaded navy blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping, no wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 206 pages + 2 maps at rear of book. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (3.75 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of what really happened at Pearl Harbor told by the man in command. 021802

Price: 175.00 USD
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America's Fighting Planes in Action, Kinert, Reed
98 America's Fighting Planes in Action
Kinert, Reed
New York Macmillan 1944 Later printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Later printing (July, 1944) in original illustrated dust jacket. Large format (approx. 8-1/4" X 11") blue cloth flexible boards with light blue lettering and small airplane on cover, blue lettering on spine. Overall mottling to boards. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean with illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Text and illustrations by Reed Kinert (beautiful full color and black & white images). 144 pages. Dust jacket is clean, not price clipped (1.00 on front inside flap), has some very shallow edge chipping. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Impressive story of U.S. Military aircraft with dramatic portraits of the planes in action. 024310

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Captains Without Eyes: Intelligence Failures in World War II, Kirkpatrick, Lyman B. Jr.
99 Captains Without Eyes: Intelligence Failures in World War II
Kirkpatrick, Lyman B. Jr.
New York MacMillan 1969 First Hard Cover Near FIne Near Fine Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with red title box, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 303 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears, mere hint of wear at top of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Book focuses on five key battles of World War II--andthe mistakes on both sides that changed the course of history. 8vo. World War II. 012192

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100 We Were There With The Lafayette Escadrille
Knight, Clayton and K. S.
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1961 Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
A "We Were There" book in original dust jacket. Clean beige cloth boards with illustration of two fighting planes on cover, red title box with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are mostly clean (a few text pages have smudges to margins) with clean illustrated endpapers (illustrated with official U.S. Air Force photographs). No names, writing or marks. Illustrated by Clayton Knight. Historical Consultant: Colonel Charles H. Dolan, II - U.S.A.F. (Ret.). 182 pages + "About the Author" and "About the Historical Consultant", list of "We Were There" books. Clean illustrated jacket has 1" chip at base of spine, long closed tear along front flap fold, a few additional small edge chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. We Were There books are easy to read and provide exciting stories based upon true historic events. Each story is checked for factual accuracy by an outstanding authority on this particular phase of history. Though written simply enough for young readers, they make interesting reading for boys and girls well into their teens. 028588

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