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Anzio 1944 : The Beleaguered Beachhead

By Steven J. ZALOGA

China: Osprey Publishing, 2005. 94 pages plus index. In January 1944, the Allies decided to land at Anzio in order to overcome the stalemate at Cassino.This amphibious landing has become one of the most controversial campaigns of World War II (1939-1945). Questionable decisions by the Allied leadership led to three months of World War I-style trench warfare, and the entire beachhead suffered from continuous German observation and bombardment. Vividly describing each thrust and counter-thrust, this book takes us through the agonizing struggle as each side sought to retain or regain mastery. It shows how Anzio proved to be a stepping stone not only to Rome but also to the liberation of Italy.. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Not Issued. Illus. by Peter Dennis . 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Military.

$9.50

Military Heroes of the United States from Lexington to Santiago

By James, Hartwell

Philadelphia: Henry Altemus Company, 1899. Hardcover with a color paper pastedown of soldiers and title in Red. 218 pp plus an additional 16 pages of additional books in the series. profusely illustrated with b/w engravings. Portraits. . 1st. Hard Cover. Good/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Military.

$42.75

Out of the Sky: A History of Airborne Warfare

By Michael Hickey

Great Britain: Encore Editions, 1979. 272 pages plus appendix, sources, bibliography, and index. Surveys the history of airborne warfare from its modest beginnings in 1794 with the use of a tethered balloon, showing how each significant technical development substantially altered the ways in which wars were fought. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Military.

$7.60

A Vatican Lifeline '44

By William C. Simpson

Great Britain: Da Capo Press, 1996. 223 plus bibliography and index. The Vatican enclave in Rome was technically a neutral country in World War II, and was utilized by various Allied agents and refugees, as revealed in this previously unknown account.. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Military.

$7.60

Aircraft Carrier

By Robert A. Winston

New York: Harpe & Brothers, 1942. Hardcover in Very good condition. Dustjacket now in a mylar cover. Includes over 100 stunning photographs. 88 pages. Written by an experienced naval aviator, this book gives a thrilling account of the part played by United State's aircraft carriers during the war in the Pacific.. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Military.

$9.50

An Amateur Diplomat in the world War

By Cutchins, John A

Richmond, Virginia: John A. Cutchins , 1938. inscribed and signed by john a. cutchins. also signed by louis johnson. 220 pages plus index. the author gives an interesting and intimate contemporaneous account of his estimate of the leaders and events of the time, and draws informative pen pictures of the germans as prisoners of war, as soldiers, as negotiators, and as citizens of the occupied territory.. Inscribed and Signed By Author. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Military.

$33.25

Chinese Military Modernization (People's Liberation Army: Perceptions & Attitudes S)

By Lane, Dennison

Great Britain: Routledge, 1996. 281 pages plus index. Examining Chinese intentions and the means they have to achieve those intentions, this volume begins with Roger Ames's essay analyzing the Chinese military through from the earliest times. . 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Military.

$23.28

Raiders of the Deep

By Thomas, Lowell

New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1928. Very Good Orange Hardcover with title in black. No dust jacket as issued. 363pp including index. Illustrated with black and white vintage photographs along with facsimile documents and portraits. . 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Military.

$13.78

U. S. Marines in the Korean War

By Smith, Charles R.

Washington, D.C.: History Division USMC, 2007. A large and heacy book. Pictorial glossy hardcover. 741pp Illustrated with b/w vintage photographs and maps. Very clean and bright. appears unread. . 1st. Hardcover. Near Fine/Not Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Military.

$33.25

Life in a Tank

By Richard Haigh, M.c.

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1918. black stamped on cover. tissue guard over title page. 140 pages. This is a short book published in 1918 about Richard Haigh's experiences in World War I. The tank was a new weapon of war which the English effectively used. The effectiveness of the tank by the English led the Germans to place much emphasis on its development during the buildup to WW II.. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Not Issued. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Military.

$33.25

Luftwaffe War Diaries, the

By Cajus Bekker

United States of America: Doubleday & Co, 1968. 362 pages plus appendix, bibliography, and index. jacket is worn with tears. The Luftwaffe War Diaries is the definitive history of the German air force in World War II, from the blitzkrieg on Poland to the last desperate stand over Germany--the only account ever to come from a German source. Its masterfully organized chapters detail, summarize, and evaluate every important strategy and campaign. Cajus Bekker has drawn on official German archives and collections, the combat journals and personal papers of leading officers, and the collated Luftwaffe war diaries, none of which have been published outside Germany, as well as interviews with hundreds of former German airmen. The result is a critical examination of the Luftwaffe's development and command against the vivid background of World War II's greatest air battles. While the author does full justice to the performance of German airmen, he does not embellish it. Thus his chronicle of the deadly struggle of these men is anything but a heroic saga; the exploits of the other side are treated with equal justice. Heroes and villains are not described or eulogized here--only men fighting a war that most of them did not want. With over 100 photographs, numerous maps, and a complete index of personalities, The Luftwaffe War Diaries brings into stunning focus for now and all time the ironic triumph and inevitable tragedy of war.. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Fair. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Military.

$13.78

Man of valour: The life of Field-Marshal the Viscount Gort, VC,GCB,DSO,MVO,MC

By John Rupert Colville

Great Britain: Collins, 1972. 268 pages plus appendix and index. inscription written inside. a solid assessment of an underappreciated figure in the Allied war effort of World War II. Colville writes like a typical English gentleman of his era – with a keen pen and a keener wit.. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Fair. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Military.

$13.78

United States Marines: the First Two Hundred Years 1775-1975

By Brigadier General Edwin H. Simmons

United States of America: Viking Press, Inc, 1976. 253 pages plus index. Illustrates the Marine Corps' contributions to major wars, military interventions, and other expeditions throughout American history. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Miltary.

$11.88

Maverick Military Leaders: The Extraordinary Battles of Washington, Nelson, Patton, Rommel, and Others.

By Robert Harvey

New York: Skyhorse Publishing , 2008. 398 pages plus bibliography and index. From the high seas at Trafalgar to the dusty battle fields of Sinai, the course of history has been changed by military mavericks who lead from the front. In the current age of backroom generals who command from far behind the front lines, it is often forgotten that wars have been won or lost by the personality and leadership of a maverick commander. Here for the first time together are the stories of the military careers of Ariel Sharon, Simon Bolivar, Robert E. Lee, Henri Gouraud, Douglas MacArthur, Horatio Nelson, Georgy Zhukov, William Slim, and many more. In sixteen riveting portraits, bestselling historian Robert Harvey (The War of Wars) explores how these lone leaders came to power, and how their unique leadership styles affected the extraordinary events of Stalingrad, Chancellorsville, Austerlitz, Messina, Junín, Yorktown, Inchon, Plassey, Imphal, Sinai, and Salamanca, among others. Explore Napoleon's reputation as an aggressive tactician, Bolivar's talent for flamboyant improvisation, and George Washington's careful and calculated patience. Discover the history behind the nicknames of "Old Blood and Guts" (Patton) and "the Desert Fox" (Rommel). Maverick Military Leaders is a definitive, one-volume account of some of history's most important and surprising battles and the commanders who won the field. . 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Miltary.

$23.28

Nimitz

By EB Potter

Annapolis, Maryland: Navy Institute Press , 2008. Nimitz, Near Fine condition, 507pp including index. softcover/paperback, This definitive biography of the commander in chief of the Pacific Fleet in World War II, first published in 1976 and now available for paperback for the first time, continues to be considered the best book ever writte about Adm. Chester W. Nimitz. The book covers his full life, from poverty-stricken childhood to postwar appointments as Chief of Naval Operations and U.N. mediator. It candidly reveals Nimitz's opinions of Halsey, Kimmel, King, Spruance, MacArthur, Forrestal, Roosevelt, and Truman. . Softcover. Near Fine/Not Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Miltary.

$13.78

Snakes in the Cockpit (Images of Military Aviation Disasters)

By L. Douglas Keeney

St.Paul, Minn.: MBI Publishing Company LLC, 2002. Snakes in the Cockpit (Images of Military Aviation Disasters), Book is in Near Fine condition, 119pp including index, Beautiful photographs on glossy stock paper. 1st. Hardcover. Near Fine/Not Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Miltary.

$11.88

Lessons of Vietnam

By W Scott Thompson

London: Crane Russak Co, 1977. Book and Jacket in Near Fine condition, 288pp including index, THE LESSONS OF VIETNAM is an important turning point in America's evaluation of its Vietnam experience. It is the first retrospective, critical examination of the war by a group of statesmen and generals who were themselves prominent in the planning and execution of the war.. 1st. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Miltary.

$11.88

War and the World: Military Power and the Fate of Continents, 1450-2000
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War and the World: Military Power and the Fate of Continents, 1450-2000

By Jeremy Black

New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1998. Near Fine Condition, no jacket issued, 334pp including index, This brilliant history of warfare is the first to approach the modern era from a global perspective. Investigating both land and sea warfare, Jeremy Black examines weaponry, tactics, strategy, and resources as well as the political, social, and cultural impact of conflict.. 1st. Hardcover. Near Fine/Not Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Miltary.

$13.78

The Notebook of Captain Coignet Soilder of the Empire 1799-1816

By Jean-Roche Coignet

Russell Gardens, London: Greenhill Books, 1989. 292 pages. Edges slightly sunned. "In the pages of Coignet's Notebook he recalls his ordinary soldier's views about Montebello and Marengo in 1800; the campaigns of Austerlitz, Jena, Eylau and Friedland in 1805-1807; a brief dash into Spain in 1808, where he helped to persue Sir John Moore, but never saw a British soldier; the campaign of Aspern and Wagram in 1809; the Russian campaign of 1812, with its sequels in Germany and France; and finally the campaign of Waterloo in 1815.". 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Miltary.

$17.58

Howlin' Mad Vs The Army

By Harry A. Gailey

Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1986. 278 pages. Uncut front edge. "He discusses the struggle on Saipan, in its broad context as well as in particular detail. Conclusions can be drawn. Was the relief of Ralph Smith justified? Was it a personality conflict as well as a conflict in command? Was it politics? Howlin' Mad vs. The Army is an intriguing, lucid study of two men, a battle, and a double-sided conflict.". 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Miltary.

$11.88

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