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Harlem's Hell Fighters: The African American 369th Infantry in World War I.
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Harlem's Hell Fighters: The African American 369th Infantry in World War I.

By Harris, Stephen L.

Washington D.C.: Brassey's Inc, 2003. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/near fine. Signed. About As New in all respects. Inscribed by the author. First printing, full number line. history. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. From Wiipedia "The 369th Infantry Regiment, formerly known as the 15th New York National Guard Regiment and commonly referred to as the Harlem Hellfighters, was an infantry regiment of the New York Army National Guard during World War I and World War II. The Regiment consisted mainly of African Americans, though it also included a number of Puerto Rican Americans during World War II. With the 370th Infantry Regiment, it was known for being one of the first African American regiments to serve with the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I. Before the 15th NG Regiment was formed, any African American that wanted to fight in the war had to enlist in the French or Canadian armies. The regiment was nicknamed the Black Rattlers. The nickname Men of Bronze was given to the regiment by the French and Hell-fighters was given to them by the Germans. During WWI, the 369th spent 191 days in frontline trenches, more than any other American unit. They also suffered the most losses of any American regiment with 1,500 casualties." Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$25.00

Duty, Honor, Privilege: New York's Silk Stocking Reiment and the Breaking of the Hindenburg Line
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Duty, Honor, Privilege: New York's Silk Stocking Reiment and the Breaking of the Hindenburg Line

By Harris, Stephen L.

Washington D.C.: Brassey's Inc, 2001. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/near fine. Signed. About As New in all respects. Inscribed by the author. First printing, full number line. History of the 107th New York Infantry Regiment in WWI. The 107th was formed from the patrician 7th NYIR and the plebian 1st and 12th Infantry Regiments of upstate New York. This merged unit of the "silk stockings" and the "apple knockers" hurled themselves against the Hindenburg Line. This action contributed to the collapse of the German Army and the ending of the war a few weeks later. Their welcome home parade is still believed to be the biggest ever in New York City history. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$35.00

Italy's Sorrow: A Year of War, 1944-1945
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Italy's Sorrow: A Year of War, 1944-1945

By James Holland

New York: St. Martin's Press, 2008. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Lightest shelf wear to the book and jacket, clean and unmarked, about As New in all respects. First printing, full number line. James Holland (born 27 June 1970) is a British historian, author and broadcaster whose work is focused on World War II. "This is popular history at its very best: exhaustively researched, compellingly written and authoritative".--Publishers Weekly. "Although known as a land of beauty and for the richness of its culture, Italy’s suffering in 1944-1945 is now largely forgotten. This is the first account of the conflict there to tell the story from all sides and to include the experiences of soldiers and civilians alike. Offering extensive original research, it weaves together the drama and tragedy of that terrible year, including new perspectives and material on some of the most debated episodes to have emerged from the Second World War." Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$18.00

The Civil War In The West: From Stones River to Chattanooga
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The Civil War In The West: From Stones River to Chattanooga

By Peter Cozzens

Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1996. Paperback. Near Fine. Books and slipcase are about As New in all respects. "Peter Cozzens is the author of seventeen critically acclaimed books on the American Civil War and the American West....This Terrible Sound: The Battle of Chickamauga and The Shipwreck of Their Hopes: The Battles for Chattanooga were both Main Selections of the History Book Club and were chosen by Civil War Magazine as two of the 100 greatest works ever written on the conflict."--The Author's Guild. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$35.00

Over the Dead Line: Or, Tracked by Blood-Hounds

By S. M. Dufur

Newport Vt: Vermont Civil War Enterprises. Facsimile edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Previous owner's name and address else about As New in all respects; no jacket, as issued; previous owner's name and address to front endpaper, else clean and unmarked. Subtitled: Giving the Author's Personal Experience During Eleven Months That he was Confined in Pemberton, Libby, Belle Island, Andersonville, Ga., and Florence, S.C., as a Prisoner of War. Describing plans of escape, arrival of prisoners, his escape and recapture... Dufur from Richford, Vermont, was 19 years old when he was captured during the Kilpatrick - Dahlgren raid on Richmond Va. He served time in Libby, Belle Isle, Andersonville and Florence prisons. At one point he escapes but is recaptured a few days later. "During the war of the rebellion Mr. Dufur of the First Vermont Cavairy was wounded and made a prisoner near Richmond, and his volume tells of his life as a captive in Andersonville and Florence. The story is a gruesome one and full of horrors. Is it better to die on the field of battle or to languish in a military prison, and then after long suffering to part with life?"--New York Times, 1903. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$20.00

Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant

By Ulysses S. Grant

New York: Charles L. Webster, 1885. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good-. Shelf wear to tips, corners, and edges of the book, covers rubbed, volume 2 a few signatures loose, pages proud. All illustrations and maps present and correct. Clean and unmarked. "The memoir has been highly regarded by the public, military historians, and literary critics. Grant portrayed himself in the persona of the honorable Western hero, whose strength lies in his honesty and straightforwardness. He candidly depicted his battles against both the Confederates and internal army foes. (Mark) Twain called the Memoirs a "literary masterpiece." Given over a century of favorable literary analysis, reviewer Mark Perry (Grant and Twain: The Story of a Friendship That Changed America) states that the Memoirs are "the most significant work" of American non-fiction."--Wikipedia. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility! .

$210.00

Let Us Have Peace. Ulysses S. Grant and t he Politics of War and Reconstruction, 1861 - 1868
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Let Us Have Peace. Ulysses S. Grant and t he Politics of War and Reconstruction, 1861 - 1868

By Brooks D. Simpson

Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1991. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Light shelf wear to the book; more to the tips, corners, and edges of the jacket; white shelving marks along the bottom edges of the covers, previous ower's address stamp to front free endpaper else clean and unmarked. First printing, no others noted. "Sweeping away numerous myths and misconceptions, Let Us Have Peace offers the most reliable and persuasive account of the political views of Ulysses S. Grant during the Civil War and early Reconstruction. It stands as essential reading for all those interested in that pivotal era.--Eric Foner, Columbia University" Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when pnossible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$16.00

The Union Cavalry in the Civil War 3 Volume Set

By Stephen Z. Starr

Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1979. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Light shelf wear to the books and jackets, jacket spines are sunned--volumes 1 & 2 spines illegible. Volume 1 is the simultaneously published British edition by the Leicester University Press in identical jacket save for the press logo on the spine. All are first printings published between 1979 and 1985. "Stephen Z. Starr's definitive trilogy on the history of the Union cavalry includes The Union Cavalry in the Civil War, Volume I: From Fort Sumter to Gettysburg, 1861-1863, The Union Cavalry in the Civil War, Volume II: The War in the East from Gettysburg to Appomattox, 1863–1865 and The Union Cavalry in the Civil War, Volume III: The War in the West,1861–1865, completed shortly before his death in 1985. His other books are Colonel Grenfell's Wars: The Life of a Soldier of Fortune and Jennison's Jayhawkers: A Civil War Cavalry Regiment and Its Commander."--LSU Press. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$110.00

Revised Roster of Vermont Volunteers in the War Of Rebellion and Lists of Vermonters Who Served in the Army and Navy of the United States During the War of the Rebellion 1861-66

By Theodore S. Peck

Newport Vt: Vermont Civil War Enterprises, 2000. Facsimile. Hardcover. Near Fine. Edges marked from shelving, else fine; no jacket as issued. First published in a very scarce 1892 edition. Acid free paper in a sturdy library binding. An essential reference for reaserchers, enthusiasts, genealogists. Indexed with errata. Attempts to list every Vermonter serving in any capacity during the Civil War including the Vermont regiments, the regular army, other state regiments, navy and marines, United States Colored Troops officers, Brigade Band etc., etc.. Casualties, decorations and grave locations. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$65.00

History of the 1st Vermont Cavalry Volunteers in the War of the Rebellion (Army of the Potomac)

By Horace Knight Ide (Author), Elliott Hoffman (editor)

Baltimore, MD: Butternut & Blue, 2000. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/no jacket, as issued. As New in all respects. First edition, limited to 1000 copies. 398 pages, 22 unnumbered pages of plates : portraits; 8vo. From 2nd Bull Run to the Appomattox Court House the 1st Vermont Cavalry was a hard fighting regiment in the Army of the Potomac. The death rate for combat, disease and in prisons was over 15%. From Vermont in the Civil War: "In the battle of Gettysburg it won laurels; was active in the pursuit which followed, harassing the enemy from point to point, and finally halted for the winter at Stevensburg, Va. It shared in the raid upon Richmond under Gen. Kilpatrick and when the spring campaign opened in 1864 was attached to the 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Cavalry Corps. In the battle of the Wilderness the 1st lost many brave officers and men. It was active in the battles which followed at Yellow Tavern and Meadow Bridge, during Sheridan's Raid on Richmond, and was also at Hanover Court House, Ashland, Haw's Shop, Bottom's Bridge, White Oak Swamp. Riddle's Shop and Malvern Hill. The regiment was ordered to join the expedition for the destruction of the Weldon and South Side Railroads, in which skirmishes and engagements resulted at Reams' Station, Nottoway Court House, Roanoke Station and Stony Creek. In August it was ordered to join Sheridan who was confronting Gen. Early in the Shenandoah Valley and arrived at Winchester on Aug. 17, in time to participate in the engagements at Winchester, Charlestown, Summit Point, Kearneysville, the Opequan, Newmarket, and Cedar Creek. The original members who had not reenlisted, were mustered out on Nov. 18, 1864. On Feb. 27, 1865, Sheridan's cavalry commenced the return to Petersburg where it arrived after a journey of three weeks. In the cavalry fight at Five Forks the 1st Vt. had a share and continued in the advance of the column through several minor affairs until the corps reached Appomattox Court House, where Gen. Lee surrendered. The regiment participated in the grand review of the armies at Washington and returned to Vermont early in June. The men whose term of service would expire prior to Oct. 1 were mustered out at Burlington and the remainder were consolidated into a battalion of six companies which served in Vermont and northern New York until Aug. 9, 1865, when they were mustered out. Col. Fox mentions the 1st Vt. Cavalry as one of the "three hundred fighting regiments," and also lists it fifth in an enumeration of nine regiments who lost over 119 men. It was, however, second to none in the number of captures it made. At the battle of Cedar Creek it won three of the eight medals awarded to the army for colors captured. The total strength of the regiment was 2,304 members, of whom 112 were killed or died of wounds, 114 died of disease, 159 in Confederate prisons and 7 by accident." Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$24.00

Heroes of the Great Conflict; Life and Services of William Farrar Smith, Major General, United States Volunteer in the Civil War

By James Harrison Wilson

Wilmington De: John M. Rogers Press, 1904. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Much shelf wear to tips, corners, and edges of the bookcovers rubbed, spine sunned, hinges clumsily repaired. Clean and unmarked. James Harrison Wilson wrote several of these mini biographies of Civil War notables. A Major General himself he also wrote on the Spanish AMerican War his experiences in China and on the Boxer Rebellion. A graduate of the West Point class of 1860. A military engineer, he quickly rose through the ranks attaining the rank of Brevet major General as a cavalryman under Phillip Sheridan. The subject of this biography William Farrar Smith,a Vermonter, was also a military engineer who rose while serving in various commands during the war. Smith was alternately praised and blamed for vrious actions through the war and was eventually relieved of his command.From the Arlington Cemetary website biography of Smith: "His Corps was attached to the Army of the Potomac in time to take part in bloody repulse at Cold Harbor, where he found time to bitterly criticize George G. Meade. Next, his Corps and a Division of colored troops were ordered to take Petersburg. His fatal hesitation here, perhaps because of formidable Confederate works or perhaps because of a bout with malaria from which he suffered for a decade, may have lost him the opportunity to shorten the war by nearly a year. On July 19, 1864, he was relieved from command of XVIII Corps, seemingly to placate Butler, for Smith was a Brevet Major General, United States Army, in the omnibus promotions of March 1865. He resigned his volunteer commission in 1865 and his Regular Army commission of Major of Engineers in 1867. In his remaining years he acted as president of a cable car co, as president of board of police commissioners of New York City, and from 1881 to 1901 as a civilian engineer in government employ on various river and harbor improvements. He made numerous literary contributions to the history of the war, including several articles for "Battles and Leaders of the Civil War." "Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$24.00

The Revolutionary War and the Military Policy of the United States

By Francis Vinton Greene

London: John Murray, 1911. First U.K. Edition. Hardcover. Good/no jacket. The First U.K. Edition published by John Murray. Much wear to tips, corners, and edges of the book; no jacket; previous owner's isncription pasted to the front endpaper, else clean and unmarked. All maps present and correct. First printing, no others noted. A serviceable copy of this important history of the American Revolution. The course of the war is recounted with extensive mapping from Lexington & Concord to Yorktown. The first of a projected three volume series on American military history: "to presnt within the liimited space of these small volumes the esential facts of our military history, and to make such analyses of these facts and such comments upon them as may be useful for the future and interesting for the present." He does not appear to have completed the project before his death in 1921. The Present Military Situation In The United States was published in 1915. Greene was a graduate of West Point retiring as a Major General after the Spanish-American War. He was a part of the influential Greene family of Rhode Island whose members included General Nathaniel Greene of the Revolution, his father George Sears Greene who fought at Gettysburg, a brother, Samuel Dana Greene, executive officer of the Monitor during the battle with the Meerrimack and Senator Theodore Francis Greene. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$20.00

Vermont in the World War 1917-1919

By Harold P. Sheldon

Burlington Vt: Free Press Printing Co., 1928. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/no jacket, as issued. Published by Legislative Authority. Much shelf wear to tips, corners, and edges of the book; no jacket, as issued. Colonel Sheldon attempts to give a comprehensive history of the part played by Vermonters, civilian and military, in the war. Upholding the Civil War tradition of "Put the Vermonters ahead" the state was among the first to answer the call. The 1st Vermont Infantry, serving on the Mexican Border in 1917, therefore already a part of the United States Army, had a war strength of about 3,000. The 1st Vermont like many National Guard units was dispersed among several fighting units. Primarily machine-gunners the Vermonters serving mainly in the 4th and 27th Divisons encountered fierce fighting during their service. By the end of the war 200 Vermonters, either killed in action or dead of disease, lay in military cemeteries in France. Sheldon, a lieutenant in a machine gun company during the war, was a notable figure in the military and hunting history of early 20th century Vermont. He served as Commissioner of Fish and Game, State of Vermont for five years. Following his state service he was appointed United States Game Conservation Officer for Vermont. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$20.00

Vermont in the Civil War: A History of the Part Taken By the Vermont Soldiers and Sailors in the War for the Union 1861-5

By G. G. Benedict

Burlington VT: The Free Press Association, 1888. Hardcover. Near Fine. Handsomely rebound in tan buckram with leather spine labels. First printing. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾". Hard Cover. An essential reference for the Civil War brigades and regiments from Vermont. George Grenville Benedict was a second lieutenant in the 12th Vermont an infantry regiment. At the Battle of Gettysburg as aid-de-camp to Gen. George J. Standard, commanding the 2nd Brigade of Vermont Volunteers, he was instrumental in directing the Vermont soldiers whose text book flanking manuveur was critical in breaking Pickett's Charge. In 1892 Benedict was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions on that day. From his citation: "Passed through a murderous fire of grape and canister in delivering orders and re-formed the crowded lines." Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$200.00

Maximum Effort: A First-hand Account of a World War II B-29 Crew and Their Bomb Group

By Robert E. Laird

Rutland Vt: Academy Books, 1989. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. shelf wear to tips, corners, and edges of the book. First printing, stated. Signed TLS laid in. Memoir of the 39th Group of the 20th Air Force. Crew lists, casualties, missions, etc. "Reassigned to II Bomber Command at Davis-Monthan Field, Arizona in February 1942 where the group became a B-17 Operational Training (OTU) unit for newly formed heavy bomb groups; later a Replacement Training Unit (RTU) for replacement bomber crew members. Inactivated on 1 April 1944 with the end of heavy bomber training. Reactivated the same day at Smoky Hill Army Airfield, Kansas as a Very Heavy B-29 Superfortress bomb group, began training under Second Air Force for deployment to the Pacific Theater. During April and the early part of May 1944, personnel was being assigned to the new Group in small numbers, but no aircraft were yet available. Four squadrons, the 60th, 61st, 62d and 402d were assigned to the group. On 10 May the 402d was inactivated due to personnel shortages, with its assets redistributed to other squadrons in the group. On 15 May the group was reassigned to Dalhart Army Airfield, Texas where the ground echelon was formed, and the operational squadrons trained with old II Bomber Command B-17s. In August, the unit returned to Smoky Hill where limited B-29 training was begun while waiting for the 499th Bomb Group to complete training and deploy to the Pacific. Full-time training was finally initiated in October 1944 and ground school instruction began for all men of the unit. In January 1945, the air echelon deployed to Batista Army Airfield, Cuba for flying and bombing training. The ground echelon departed on 8 January for Seattle, where it embarked on the S. S. Howell Lykes for North Field, Guam. In the meantime, the air echelon had returned from Cuba and the Group was in the last stages of preparation for the ferrying of personnel and the new operational B-29s received from Boeing-Wichita. The unit formed at North Field, Guam in mid-February 1945. On 18 February, the group was assigned to its permanent unit, the 314th Bomb Wing, which had just arrived from Colorado. Upon arrival the group's personnel were engaged in Quonset hut construction. By mid-March most personnel were able to move into the huts from the initial tents which they were assigned on arrival The group conducted its first mission against the Japanese home islands in April 1945. Supported Allied invasion of Okinawa by attacking airfields that served as bases for kamikaze pilots. Bombed military and industrial targets in Japan and participated in incendiary raids on urban areas from mid-May until the end of the war. The 39th Bomb Group received a Distinguished Unit Citation for an attack against the Otake oil refinery and storage area on Honsh on 10 May 1945. Received a second Distinguished Unit Citation for bombing industrial and dock areas in Yokohama and manufacturing districts in Tokyo, 23–29 May 1945. The group returned to the United States in November–December 1945 for inactivation. Actor and Hollywood star Charles Bronson served as an aerial gunner on a B-29 Superfortress in the 39th Bombardment Group in 1945. He was awarded a Purple Heart for wounds received during his combat missions against the Japanese home islands.--Wikipedia. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$21.00

The Third Reich at War
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The Third Reich at War

By Richard J Evans

New York: Penguin Press, 2009. First American Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/near fine. About As New in all respects. First printing, full number line. “…Masterful….Evans demonstrates a fluent style and a sweeping grasp of the Third Reich’s history and of the enormous historical literature….Evans narrates the Reich’s end in gripping fashion as the Allies closed in on Germany. Evans’s fellow historians as well as a broader public will read this work, not quite with pleasure, for there is little joy in this story, but with admiration for the author’s narrative powers.” Publisher’s Weekly. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$25.00

The Story of the Guides

By G. J. Younghusband

London: Macmillan, 1909. Later printing. Hardcover. Good/no jacket. Fifth printing (1909) of the 1908 first edition. Much shelf wear to tips, corners, and edges of the book; no jacket; previous owner's bookplate and a relative's name and date. The Corps of Guides was a regiment of the British Army (India) made up of white British officers and Indian lower ranks to serve on the North West Frontier in 1846. The Corps of Guides was part of the Frontier Force brigade and developed a reputation of being an elite unit. They were the first unit in the Indian or British Armies to dress in "khaki" uniform, first introduced in 1848. Typically, the Guides were often used in small detachments, usually supported by other Frontier Force troops. Celebrated in literature by Kipling ( "The Ballad of East and West" ) and M.M. Kaye ( The Far Pavilions ) their exploits won them the name Queen's Own Corps of Guides. Their descendant unit is a part of the army of Pakistan. "Younghusband was commissioned into the 17th Foot in 1878. He later transferred to the British Indian Army's Guides Cavalry and served in several conflicts, including the Second Afghan War, the Mahdist War, the Third Burmese War, the Second Boer War and finally in the First World War. Due to wounds received on the battlefield, he was forced to retire from the army in 1917. In his later life he became a noted author of several books, and the Keeper of the Jewel House at the Tower of London, until his death on 30 September 1944, at Crickhowell in Wales."--Wikipedia. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$20.00

The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

By William L. Shirer

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1960. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. Good/no jacket. Shelf wear to tips, corners, and edges of the book, sunning to half of the spine, stain down the rear cover; no jacket. Map endpapers. An important history of WW II in Europe. Partially based on Shirer's diary of his time covering Berlin before and just after the start of WW II. That was Berlin Diary: the journal of a foreign correspondent, 1934-1941. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$15.00

Honorable Spy: Exposing Japanese Military Intrigue in the United States

By John L. Spivak

New York: Modern Age, 1939. First Edition. Paperback. Good. Soft cover. Shelf wear to tips, corners, and edges of the book. First printing, no additional printings. Quite scarce in the first edition. Spivak was a socialist journalist of the 20's and 30's with ties to the Communist Party here and in Russia. He reported on the social justice issues of his times as well as warnings of a fascist takeover of the United States from within or without. Honorable Spy describing Japanese spy networks and West Coast based plots is a companion to his more common "Secret Armies" which focused on the internal Nazi threats to this country. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$35.00

History Of The Campaign Of General T. J. Stonewall Jackson In The Shenandoah Valley Of Virginia: From November 4, 1861 To June 17, 1862

By William Allan; Jed Hotchkiss

Dayton OH: Morningside Bookshop, 1974. Facsimile Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/no jacket, as issued. The 1974 edition. Lightest wear to the book. Clean and unmarked. Plain red covers. Morningside Bookshop. Series of facsimiles, #19. With full maps of the region and of the battle-fields by Jed. Hotchkiss. First published in Philadelphia, 1880, Lippincott. This is the first Morningside Bookshop facsimile edition. Broadfoot, 4th ed., p 12. Romney --Kernstown --McDowell --Winchester --Cross Keys and Port Republic. From the preface: "The operations of General T.J. Jackson in the Valley of Virginia, during the first half of the year 1862, constitute one of the most brilliant and interesting episodes of the great Civil War. The theatre on which they took place afforded a quick and easy approach to the Federal capital and to the Northern states. The mountains and rivers of the Valley gave to an active and skilful commander many opportunities of neutralizing great disparity of force. The celerity, energy, and skill which Jackson manifested on this field excited the admiration of his countrymen and produced a feeling nearly akin to consternations among his foes. His campaign had a most important bearing upon all the military operations in Virginia in the spring and summer of 1862, for he caused to be detained, for the defence of Washington and Maryland, forces in the aggregate four or five times as numerous his own, and thus in fatal degree hampered and paralyzed McClellan. The story of this campaign will always be interesting to the actors in it on both sides, and not merely to them; to the student of military art it affords an admirable example of an aggressive-defensive campaign, and one of the best instances in modern times of the degree to which skill and daring may neutralize superiority of numbers and resources. Our aim has been to give an accurate history of this campaign from official sources"--Page ix-x. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$35.00

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