Sign In | Register


RECENT ARRIVALS


Next >
Stalinism in Ukraine in the 1940s
stock photo

Stalinism in Ukraine in the 1940s

By David R. Marples

New York, N.Y.: St. Martin's Press. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1992. First Edition. Hardcover. 0312084013 . First U. S. Edition, St. Martin's Press 1992. Very nice condition. From the Writers Guild of Alberta library - has a spine sticker (could be removed if desired) and inside pocket. Hardcover is otherwise clean and intact, minimal wear if any. Dustjacket has light age tanning to edges, light scuffing and light edgewear/crinkling to upper edge, no tears, not clipped. This book provides an examination of Ukraine in the 1940's, thereby providing a portrait of the political setting in which the events of World War II took place. (392noto); 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$49.95

A Lonely Kind of War - Forward Air Controller, Vietnam

By Marshall Harrison

CA: Presidio Press. Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1989. Hardcover. 1199349925 . HC/DJ - fine/very good. Assumed to be first edition. Hardcover is clean and unmarked , slight bumping to spine ends. Jacket has light edge and corner wear, edge crinkling, one small closed tear on front, light scuffing. Remarkable account of the life of a Forward Air Controller in the Vietnam war. In his OV-10 Bronco he was the eyes and ears of the attack aircraft, searching out and marking targets, co-ordinating bombing runs and directing close air support. An account of an immensely dangerous role in a low-flying unarmed aircraft. (370noto, 1113) .

$15.95

Unsung Heroes of the RCAF,   Incredible Tales of Courage and Daring During  World War II
stock photo

Unsung Heroes of the RCAF, Incredible Tales of Courage and Daring During World War II

By Cynthia Faryon

Amazing Stories. Very Good. 2003. First Edition. Softcover. 1551539772 . Ex-library book, but still in very good condition - usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages are clean and intact, light soiling to outer edge of pages. Cover has light wear at corners. ; Amazing Stories; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 123 pages; More than 250,000 courageous men and women were enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II. These Canadians fought valiantly in every major air operation from the Battle of Britain to the bombing of Germany. Thousands lost their lives. Those who survived to tell their stories were forever changed. Here are some of their incredible stories. (165osl, 0811) .

$2.95

THE BUNKER
seller photo

THE BUNKER

By O'Donnell, James P.

Da Capo Press. Very Good. 2001. Softcover. 0306809583 . Very good - interior pages clean and unmarked, a little light spotting to outer edge of pages. Cover has light corner wear, light scuffing and a little corner curling, price sticker on are. "A powerfully vivid documentary reconstruction of Adolf Hitler's final days". ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 416 pages; From a Reviewer: "A Fascinating Descent into Madness.......O'Donnell was a Signal Corps captain, and one of the first Americans to enter the bunker in July of 1945. His sleuth style of research, combined with exhaustive interviews of Hitlers inner circle have allowed him to re-create for the reader almost exactly what happened in the last two weeks of April 1945. All the major players are described in detail, and every personality type is present in this underground fortress, with its gasproof design, cast iron doors and two seperate levels. You will feel the desperation of these committed and loyal Nazis as the ring around Berlin tightens, and their chances for escape dwindle. O'Donnell covers the most intimate details behind not only the final days, but how each member gained their position of influence, who despised whom, Hitlers manic episodes and his heavy sedation, and the small fish in this pond are not overlooked either, down to the enlisted men who kept the generators running and the switchboard operating, and even these seemingly routine operations were not without interference from some members of the group...... " [560] .

$8.95

One Hundred Years of World Military Aircraft
seller photo

One Hundred Years of World Military Aircraft

By Polmar, Norman & Dana Bell

US Naval Institute Press. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 2004. First Edition. Hardcover. 1591146860 . Ex-library book, but still in excellent condition - pages clean, tight and unmarked. Laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Jacket has light scuffing, no tears, couple small spots to outer edge of pages. B/w photos. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 324 pages; From a Reviewer: "Polmar and Bell have done a masterful job of covering a century's worth of military aircraft. (Make that "unmanned military aircraft"--the V-1 buzz bomb and the Predator don't make the cut. ) There's material here for at least 100 arguments, but the selections are always interesting and the logic is always impressive even if you aren't entirely convinced. (What, no Storch? No P-47 Thunderbolt? ) In the meantime, you'll pick up information you didn't have before. (The first operational military helicopter was the Flettner Kolibi, designed to be carried on U-boats. ) One for your library! -- Dan Ford " (*Note - due to heavy weight, extra postage will be required) [1155] .

$19.95

SALADIN AND THE SARACENS Men-At-Arms Series 171
seller photo

SALADIN AND THE SARACENS Men-At-Arms Series 171

By Nicolle, David; Mcbride, Angus

Osprey Publishing. Very Good. 1986. First Edition. Softcover. 0850456827 . Reprint. Ex-library book with sturdy laminated cover and usual type markings - still in very good condition. Library stamps top edge of pages. Light edgewear to cover. Internal pages clean and tight, may be the occasional small spot. Illus. In b/w & colour. 48 pages. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 48 pages; "Salah al Din Yusif ibn Ayyub, known to his Muslim contemporaries as al Nasi, 'The Victorious', and to an admiring Europe as Saladin, is the most famous single figure in the history of the Crusades, being even better known outside the English-speaking world than his Christian foe Richard the Lionheart. Traditionally portrayed as a quiet, deeply religious and even humble man, Saladin was a typical product of his day and his culture. This title shows how the societies and military systems that he and his successors led from defeat to eventual triumph were far more sophisticated than is generally realised, and brings vividly to life the history, organisation, arms and armour of Saladin and the Saracens. " [230-osl] .

$8.25

ROMAN ARMY FROM CAESAR TO TRAJAN Men-At-Arms Series
seller photo

ROMAN ARMY FROM CAESAR TO TRAJAN Men-At-Arms Series

By Simkins, Michael

Osprey Publishing. Very Good. 1994. Softcover. 0850455286 . Reprint. Ex-library book with sturdy laminated cover and usual type markings - still in very good condition. Library stamps top edge of pages. Light edgewear to cover. Internal pages clean and tight, may be the occasional small spot. Illus. In b/w & colour. 40 pages. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 40 pages; "Although the common Roman fighting men themselves have left no account, much literature has survived from antiquity. The wealth of archaeological finds, plus the study of surviving Roman scultpure has allowed hisorians to learn much about the nature of the Roman army which conquered an astonishing expanse of territory. Michael Simkins brings all his substantial knowledge to bear on this fascinating subject, covering such topics as army composition, recruitment, training, campaign routine and providing a wealth of detail on weapons, uniforms and equipment. " (*lower shipping avail. To most locations) [230-osl] .

$8.00

THE END OF THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY

By Ito, Masanori

Jove. Very Good. 1984. First Edition. Softcover. 0515081760 . Clean, tight condition. Pages unmarked, light age tanning to pages and inside covers. Cover has light wear to corners and creasing to spine. B/w illus. "....after four years of naval warfare against the United States, the Imperial Japanese Navy simply no longer existed, having lost more than 400,000 men, its great carriers and battleships reduced to scrap metal..." (140noto) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 253 pages; .

$4.95

AROUND THE WORLD SUBMERGED The Voyage of the Nuclear Submarine Triton
seller photo

AROUND THE WORLD SUBMERGED The Voyage of the Nuclear Submarine Triton

By Beach, Captain Edward L.

Dell Books. Very Good. 1963. First Edition. Softcover. Pages are clean and unmarked, age tanning to page edges and inside covers. Cover has light edge and corner wear, edge rubbing, one small tear on front. "..... A tale of human skill and endurance that will keep every lover of the lore of the sea hanging on the end of every sentence." --Chicago News [145osl? ] ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

$4.50

WAR UNDER THE WAVES

By Warshofsky, Fred

Pyramid Books. Very Good+. 1962. First Edition. Softcover. Pages are clean & tight, age tanning to edges. Cover has light edge & corner wear, tiny tear upper spine. The guts and glory of the brave men who fought the silent war in the depths of the sea. [ 95-osl]; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

$2.50

TORTURE  Religious Ethics and National Security
seller photo

TORTURE Religious Ethics and National Security

By Perry, John M.

Novalis,Canada. Near Fine. 2005. First Edition. Softcover. 2895076049 . Excellent condition, clean & unmarked. Very light corner wear to covers. Until recently, torture was chiefly associated with foreign juntas or other notorious human rights abusers. In light of the "war on terror" this has changed dramatically.....suddenly the practice of torture has become a matter of urgent public debate. Reviewing the history and practice of torture, the author takes us into the minds of both the torturers and their victims. Ultimately , he shows why torture is different from other acts of war, and why it is fundamentally immoral... [235-osl] ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 224 pages .

$12.50

GIRL IN A SLOPPY JOE SWEATER Life on the Canadian Home Front During World  War II
seller photo

GIRL IN A SLOPPY JOE SWEATER Life on the Canadian Home Front During World War II

By Peate, Mary

Optimum Pub Intl. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1988. First Edition. Hardcover. 0888902220 . HC/DJ - fine/near fine. Excellent condition. Hardcover clean & unmarked. Jacket has light scuffing & light edgewear/crinkling, no tears. A light-hearted but true-to-life account of Canadian home front living during the war years (WWII) . [460]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 202 pages .

$15.50

HUGH HAMBLETON, SPY: THIRTY YEARS WITH THE KGB
seller photo

HUGH HAMBLETON, SPY: THIRTY YEARS WITH THE KGB

By Heaps, Leo

Methuen & Company. Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1983. First Edition. Hardcover. 0458969702 . Hardcover is clean, tight and unmarked. Jacket has light scuffing, tiny peels where sticker was removed and light edge wear & tiny edge tears. "Working from court transcripts, interviews with key players and long discussions with Hambleton himself, the author provides fascinating details on how the Soviets recruited the quiet professor, how a Canadian government agency bankrolled the subversion of the Western Hemisphere and how the intricate weave of a double life finally became unravelled...." [400-noto]; 8vo .

$11.95

AGAINST THE FIRES OF HELL  The Environmental Disaster of the Gulf War
seller photo

AGAINST THE FIRES OF HELL The Environmental Disaster of the Gulf War

By Hawley, Thomas M.

Harcourt. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1992. First Edition. Hardcover. 0151039690 . Hardcover clean and all intact, a little corner bumping, slight soiling outer edge of pages. Jacket has scuffing and light edgewear. "Through interviews with scientists, firefighters and Kuwaiti citizens, plus firsthand observations, freelance science reporter Hawley assesses the environmental impact of the Gulf war. It is a grim story...." (505) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 208 pages .

$11.50

THE SOVIET NAVY Navies of the Second World War, Volume Two
seller photo

THE SOVIET NAVY Navies of the Second World War, Volume Two

By Meister, Jurg

Doubleday. Very Good+ in Good dust jacket. 1972. First Edition. Hardcover. B000U8GULK . Oblong 4.5" x 6.5". "Navies of the Second World War" series. 152 pages with tables, 8 sketch-plans & 37 bw photos. Hardcover has light wear to corners. Interior clean & tight - may be the occasional small spot. Jacket has light soiling & light edgewear, a few tiny tears & tanning to edges. Covers the minor surface warships of the Soviet navy during the second WW. [252-osl]; 32mo 4" - 5" tall .

$9.95

VIETNAM COMBAT Brutal Stories of Men Fighting a Dirty War

By Hirsch, Phil (ed.)

Pyramid. Good. 1967. Mass Market Paperback. Internal pages are clean & tight, some soiling inside covers. Cover has moderate edge & corner wear, creasing & corner curling. "An elusive, vicious enemy - alien, treacherous terrain - and the fighting courage of American servicemen - those are the elements of this stirring book of battle adventures in the strangest war this country has ever fought..." [122-osl] .

$4.05

THE JOLLY ROGERS The Story of Tom Blackburn and Navy Fighting Squadron  VF-17
seller photo

THE JOLLY ROGERS The Story of Tom Blackburn and Navy Fighting Squadron VF-17

By Blackburn, Tom

Orion Books. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1989. Hardcover. Book club edition. Hardcover is clean & tight, only marking is a small inscription on endpage. Jacket has moderate edgewear and several small tears/chips. "The story of Navy Fighting Squadron VF-17, whose combat record in the 76 day campaign against the Japanese in the Solomon and Bismarck Islands totaled 154 enemy plans destroyed, surpassing the record of the better known "Black Sheep" led by Pappy Boyington. No less than 13 men in this squadron, including Blackburn himself, became aces, each destroying more than 5 enemy aircraft. " [403-notosl]; 8vo .

$11.50

BIALYSTOK TO BIRKENAU  The Holocaust Journey of Michel Mielnicki
seller photo

BIALYSTOK TO BIRKENAU The Holocaust Journey of Michel Mielnicki

By Mielnicki, Michel & John Munro; Gilbert, Martin, Sir

Ronsdale Press. Very Good. 2000. Paperback. 0921870779 . Clean, tight condition. Ex-library book with sturdy laminated cover & usual type markings. Internal pages clean, a little soiling to outer edges. Light edgewear & scuffing to covers. "A Holocaust memoir by Michel Mielnicki, who survived the camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Buna, Mittelbau-Dora and Belsen. Mielnicki takes us from the pleasures and charms of pre-war Polish Jewry (now entirely lost) into some of the darkest places of the 20th century. Includes many black and white photos and a full index. " [428-osl? ] ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 248 pages .

$11.95

THE OXFORD COMPANION TO AMERICAN MILITARY HISTORY
seller photo

THE OXFORD COMPANION TO AMERICAN MILITARY HISTORY

By Chambers, John Whiteclay Ii (editor)

Oxford University Press. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1999. First Edition. Hardcover. 0195071980 . Ex-library book, but still in great condition. Laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Oversize hardcover. Pages are clean, light soiling to outer edge of pages. Jacket has some light scuffing. 916 pages. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; "Chambers, along with more than 500 distinguished contributors (among them Stephen Ambrose and John Keegan) , has compiled "a comprehensive, one-volume guide to the study of war, peace, and the military throughout American history. " According to the editor, most references on military history simply recite information on wars, battles, and leaders. This one follows a truly interdisciplinary approach and provides not only the traditional fare of battles but also surveys such disparate topics as politics, economics, culture, gender, institutions, and theories....." (*Note - due to heavy weight, there will be an addt'l shipping charge) [1486] .

$17.95

WAR WITHOUT END Israelis, Palestinians, and the Struggle for a Promised  Land
seller photo

WAR WITHOUT END Israelis, Palestinians, and the Struggle for a Promised Land

By La Guardia, Anton

Thomas Dunne Books. Fine. 2003. First Edition. Softcover. 031231633X . Excellent condition, clean and unmarked, light corner wear, a little scuffing. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Review: " British journalist Anton La Guardia, diplomatic editor for the Daily Telegraph and for eight years its Middle East correspondent, offers an informed and objective history of the Middle East battles in War Without End: Israelis, Palestinians, and the Struggle for a Promised Land. Tracing the Zionist movement back to its 19th-century roots, as well as the birth of national identity of the Palestinians among whom the Zionists settled, La Guardia offers general readers a balanced background to what many fear may well be a war without end. " [545] .

$8.55

Next >