World War II from Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB

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He outlines his service in the Pacific Theatre in World War II in the 19th Naval Construction Battalion. After enlisting in March 1942 he was trained for the Construction Regiment, was released to go home but recalled to active duty in June 1942 where he was sent to Noumea, New Caledonia in November 1942 where they were attached to… Read more
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image of Photo Album with 620 Photographs of German Army  in World War II

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Of the 620 photos over 200 are either of the military in action (including with the Russian front), and several others of officers identified in German on the verso. Others show various German activities including some of women in auxiliary uniforms, another of a forced march showing what appear to be Russian noncombatants moving away from the front.… Read more
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Life and Fate; a Novel

by Grossmann, Wassilij

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First American Edition
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$130.00

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New York; (1985): Harper & Row. First American Edition. Thick Large Octavo. 880 pages. On its completion in 1960, this book was suppressed by the KGB. Twenty years later it was smuggled out of the Soveit Union on microfilm. At the centre of this epic work is the battle of Stalingrad. Within a world torn… Read more
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Smuts, 2 Volume Set; Volume I, The Sanguine Years, 1870-1919; Volume II, The Fields of Force, 1919-1950

by Hancock, W.K. (William Keith)

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Cambridge; 1962-1968: Cambridge University Press. First Editions. Octavo. Volume I: The Sanguine Years, 1870-1919, half-title, 618(1) pages, portrait frontispiece, folded maps (some in color), facsimiles. Volume II: The Fields of Force, 1919-1950. Half-title, xiii, 590 pages. index. Sir Keith Hancock established the Smuts archive and began this major history which begins with his early history… Read more
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Dordmund; from June 2nd to June 29th, 1947: Gruwell. Octavo. German language. A catalog for the exhibition of the works created on the basis of the competition, "Dormund 1946" by Westphalian artists in the work physiological institute Dortmund, Rheinland damm 201. While Dortmund was one of the most heavily bombed cities in Germany during World War II with 98%… Read more
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(West Midlands, England; 2010-2012): Helion and Company. First Edition. Thick Octavo. These two volumes describe in extreme detail (1286 pages) those two months in which the Soviets lost more men than the United States did in four years. Glantz has accessed both the Russian and German war archives to provide details only hinted at in other works on the… Read more
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Atglen, PA: (2002): Shiffer Military History. Quarto. Signed by the author. 310pp. (1)pp. publisher's ad, illustrated with black and white photographic images. The story of the 448th Bomb group from its inception at Gowen Field, Idaho in 1943 until the cessation of hostilities in Europe in 1945. This is not a story of strategy and tactics of the air… Read more
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image of Family of Volunteers; an Illustrated History of the 48th Highlanders of Canada  (inscribed By the author)

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Toronto: Robin Brass Studio, 2001. Oblong Octavo. 176 pages, index. Issued only in paper wraps. Profusely illustrated with over 100 photographs including the uniforms and flags which are in color. It covers the early years (1891-1914) when they served in the Boer War up until World War I. The Second World War It was redesignated the… Read more
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New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1930. First Edition. Large Octavo. 417 pages, index. Title page adds: with 84 illustrations from Photographs and a map. This book belonged to Robert L. Coates who was with the 131st Signal Radio Intelligence Company. In the maps on the endpapers in the back of the book, he traces the… Read more
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The History of U.S. Electronic Warfare (2 Vol set)

by Price, Alfred

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First Editions
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San Antonio, Texas; (1984 and 1989): Association of Old Crows. First Editions. Quarto. In two volumes. 312 and 391pp. volume I covers "The Years of Innovation", covering the story of US electronic warfare from its beginnings until 1945. It includes much unpublished material.. Volume II "The Renaissance Years" continues the story from 1946 to 1964. Here… Read more
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The Falcon's Disciples (Inscribed to Lee Marvin)

by Gregory, Howard

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New York; (1967): Pageant Books. First Edition. Octavo. . 331 pages, index, .photographic images. Inscribed: "Lee, I hope you enjoy the book. Howard". The wonderful photography, reviews of the book and the details of parachuting are noted with praise by the Army Times, the U.S. Parachute Association, Flying Magazine, and Sky Diver's Magazine. The… Read more
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(Bruchmann, Munich; 1938). Quarto. 204 pages, profusely illustrated with 32 photographic plates. 8 pages of full color plates.. Pinnow's book on the 1000 years of German History became a reminder in the early days of Hitler of the phrase Thousand Year Reich. Most historians did not survive the Nazi regime but Pinnow adapted and wrote… Read more
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A Question of Judgment; Pius XII and the Jews

by Lichten, Joseph L.

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1963
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First Edition
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$30.00

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Washington, D.C.: National Catholic Welfare Conference, 1963. First Edition. Small Octavo. 35 pages, bibliographic references included in notes. In contrast to Rolf Hochhuth's play "Der Stellvertreter", defends Pope Pius XII in regard to his role in the Holocaust. Justifies the pope's failure to directly condemn Nazi persecution of the Jews on the grounds that it would have worsened… Read more
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New York: The MacMillan Co, 1947. Octavo. xii.127 pages, Inscribed:" to Hon. Frances Perkins with kind regards, Myron C. Taylor, April 12, 1947" While she was the first woman in a President's cabinet, her contributions to the unfair conditions in the workplace led to the 40 hour work week, workman's compensation, and she emphasized to FDR the… Read more
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Fire and Fall Back (Inscribed to Lee Marvin)

by McClure, Glenn E.

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Published
1975
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First Edition
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$225.00

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Universal City, Texas: Barnes Press, 1975. First Edition. Octavo. 2nd printing. 256 pages, index. Lee Marvin's copy inscribed from the author "For Lee Marvin, who helped secure Saipan for our Superforts in WW II" Glenn, 23, October 76. Lee served with the 4th Marine Division in "I" Company, 3rd Battalion, 24th Marines, 4th Marine Division, and… Read more
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From Here to Eternity

by Jones, James

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Published
1951
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First Ediiton
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$225.00

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New York: Scribners, 1951. First Ediiton. Octavo. First printing. 861 pages. Author's First Book. When this book appeared it, like The Naked and the Dead, spoke of the reality of the soldier's life in World War II. The author was appointed corporal twice and each time was reduced to private. He served at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, during the Japanese… Read more
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Espana Contra El Fascismo

by Edelman, Bernardo

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1939
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Buenos Aires: J.A.E.L., 1939. Small Octavo. Unopened. 223 pages. Spanish text. Edelman had written on the hopes of democracy in Spain earlier but here he trace how fascism took over and by 1938 had solidified its control. He left for Buenos Aires to write this work in 1938. Bound in pictorial paper wraps with yapped edges (front… Read more
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Document Signed, December, 1938

by Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945; Dr. Hans Lammers

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Bifolium measuring 11 1/2" x 8 1/2" on appointment of Rudolf Brinkmann, Secretary of State in the Third Reich, to the German trade commission "Adlolf Hitler-Spende fur das deutsche Handwerk" honoring the workers. Signed by Adolf Hitler and countersigned by Dr. Hans Heinrich Lammers (1879-1962) who was State Secretary and later Minister and head of the Chancellery. Historian Martin… Read more
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1008 Construction Battalion Detachment; tour of Duty, Solomon Islands, July, 1943-May 1945

by United States. Navy. Construction Battalion Detachment. 1008th

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[Lederer, Street and Zeus, Printers; Berkeley, California; 1946]. Oblong Quarto. Construction battalion detachment was the one assigned to the Solomon Islands where they performed major tasks to create a major docking facility while fighting malaria and insects. This remarkable volume has hundreds of photographs that document the 1008th which was one of the larger battalions (some on smaller… Read more
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The Cold War and Its Origins: 1917-1950

by Fleming, D.F.

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First Editions
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New York; (1961): Doubleday. First Editions. Octavo. First printings. 2 volume set. 1158 continuous pagination, index. As Hopkins pointed out, Fleming was one of the pioneers who argued that the U.S. did not have a territorial expansionist policy in the Cold War but an economic superiority often at the expense of other countries. As a first rate historian… Read more
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