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The Military Arguments in the Letter to a Right Honourable Author, fully considered, by an officer

The Military Arguments in the Letter to a Right Honourable Author, fully considered, by an officer

by CONWAY Major General the Hon Henry Seymour

London: Jacob Robinson, 1758. 76 pages. A fine copy in later half calf and marbled boards. Conway was second in command to Sir John Mordant in the ineffectual Rochefort Expedition. This was his response to a pamphlet by 'a country author' who was Sir Thomas Potter MP.
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£110.00
Containing the Arms Race: Some Specific Proposals

Containing the Arms Race: Some Specific Proposals

by Jeremy J. Stone; Jerome B. Wiesner (forward)

Cambridge: MIT Press, March 1966. Hardcover. Very Good book in a Very Good jacket. Interior pristine. Binding square and tight. Jacket price clipped and with light shelfwear including small tears at all corners. Not from a library. No remainder mark. 252 pages.
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$13.90
The Succession of Colonels to all his Majesties land forces from their rise to 1742. Precedency of each regiment, with dates to promotions, removes, deaths etc'. The same of ye regiments broke....and garrisons at home and abroad.

The Succession of Colonels to all his Majesties land forces from their rise to 1742. Precedency of each regiment, with dates to promotions, removes, deaths etc'. The same of ye regiments broke....and garrisons at home and abroad.

by MILLAN J

London: J Millan, 1742. Engraved titlepage, 4 double page leaves numbered 1-4 listing by name officers ranked major and above, 24 double page leaves numbered 1-24 showing the succession of colonels and the names of the regiments in order of precedence, 4 double page leaves numbered 37-40 being the index to the army. 18th Century marbled boards rebacked in leather to match the existing corners, inserted ms notes and many ink corrections and annotations in the text, the page edges ragged but without loss.... Read more
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£280.00
Military Errors of World War Two

Military Errors of World War Two

by Kenneth Macksey

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Barnes & Noble, 2003. Reprint . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. With 16 examples, author shows how every high command involved in World War II suffered variously from unpreparedness, complacency, delay, over-confidence or plain ineptitude. 252 pages. Includes dust jacket.
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$6.00
1916: A Global History

1916: A Global History

by Keith Jeffery

New York: Bloomsbury, January 2016. Hardcover. First U.S. Edition / second printing per number line. Near Fine book in a Very Good+ jacket. Interior pristine. Spine straight and tight, ends bumped. Jacket clean and bright. Light edgewear and spine ends. Black remainder dot to top edge. Not from a library. Not clipped. 436 pages. So much of the literature on the First World War centers on the trench warfare of the Western Front, and these were essential battlegrounds. But the war was in fact truly a... Read more
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$8.45
Biographical Sketch of Doctor Jonathan Potts, Director General of the Hospitals of the Northern and Middle Departments in the War of the Revolution, with Extracts from His Correspondence.

Biographical Sketch of Doctor Jonathan Potts, Director General of the Hospitals of the Northern and Middle Departments in the War of the Revolution, with Extracts from His Correspondence.

by Neill, Rev. Edward D

Albany: J. Munsell, 1863. First edition. Printed blue wraps. 8vo. pp. 18. Very Good. Light cover soil/stain. Pencil corrections to first and last page left in..
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$50.00
PARIS: SOUS LA BOTTE DES NAZIS, A.

PARIS: SOUS LA BOTTE DES NAZIS, A.

by Eparvier, Jean

Paris: Aux Editions Raymond Schall, (28 Novembre) 1944. Illustrated by b/w photos (Schall, Vals, Berson, Roughol...). (Nos de censure 4 et 4 bis D.F.M 32.006-44-IV D.L.I. 153-E.2). Pictorial boards, purple topstain. 4to. pp. 27, numerous unpaginated photos, [1] colophon. VG/No jacket/In mylar protector. Boards slightly warped with several bumps and minor chips, internally fine. WW II photo-essay..
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$100.00
Strategy in Asia: The Past, Present, and Future of Regional Security

Strategy in Asia: The Past, Present, and Future of Regional Security

by Thomas G. Mahnken (ed); Dan Blumenthal (ed)

Stanford, California: Stanford Security Studies / Stanford University Press, October 2014. Trade Paperback. As New. Pristine inside and out. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Some of the United States' greatest challenges over the coming decades are likely to emanate from the Asia-Pacific region. China and India are rising and Militant Islam continues to take root in Pakistan, while nuclear proliferation threatens to continue in fits and starts. If America is to meet these challenges... Read more
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$22.95
Suez Touchdown: A Soldier's Tale

Suez Touchdown: A Soldier's Tale

by Clark, D. M. J

London: Peter Davies, 1964 smaller 8vo blue cloth/silver pp182 bw plate endpaper maps G+/G Detailed personal memoir of the 1956 operation, by a British Army naval gunfire support officer. He went ashore on D-day and left on E-day, so witnessed both landing and temporary occupation. Originally priced dust jacket with general wear and marking. Dedicated, signed and dated by the author on the title page.
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£21.71
Nouvelles decouvertes sur la guerre dans une dissertation suer Polybe....Seconde edition revue par l'auteur

Nouvelles decouvertes sur la guerre dans une dissertation suer Polybe....Seconde edition revue par l'auteur

by FOLARD Jean Charles de

Brussels: Francois Foppens, second edition , 1724. xxx and 272 pages. 3 folding woodcuts. Contemporary calf; the raised bands on the spine are slightly rubbed; the title label is missing and an ink title has been substituted. First published in Paris in 1723. Several later editions claim to be the second edition. This pirate edition, although it was next to be published after the first edition, was certainly neither authorised nor reviewed by the author. During the War of the Spanish Succession, Folard... Read more
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£190.00
War in European History

War in European History

by Michael Howard

Oxford: Oxford University Press, November 2001. Trade Paperback. Updated Edition. As New. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not damaged. 176 pages. Wars have often determined the character of society. Society in exchange has determined the character of wars. This is the theme of Michael Howard's stimulating book. It is written with all his usual skill and in its small compass is perhaps the most original book he has written. Though he surveys a thousand years of history, he does so without sinking... Read more
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$14.95
The Jasons: The Secret History of Science's Postwar Elite

The Jasons: The Secret History of Science's Postwar Elite

by Ann Finkbeiner

New York: Viking, April 2006. Hardcover. First Edition. Good. Lightly used Ex-Library with the usual library markings. Profiles a group of elite scientists who inherited from the Manhattan Project a mission to counsel the government on potential military applications of scientific breakthroughs, in an account that cites their contributions to such projects the "Star Wars" missile defense program and the national system for predicting global climate.
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$8.95
A Royal Dragoon in the Spanish Succession War - a contemporary narrative edited, with introduction and notes, by C T Atkinson. Society for Army Historical Research special number 5.

A Royal Dragoon in the Spanish Succession War - a contemporary narrative edited, with introduction and notes, by C T Atkinson. Society for Army Historical Research special number 5.

by ATKINSON C

London: Society for Army Historical Research, 1938. 57 pages. 1 map. A very good copy in the publisher's wrappers. Services of an unknown trooper from 1702 to 1713.
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£20.00
The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War

The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War

by David Halberstam

New York: Hyperion, September 2007. Hardcover. First Edition (stated) / full number line. Translucent dust jacket over illustrated boards. Fine book in a Fine jacket. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. xii+719 pages. A masterful narrative of the political decisions and miscalculations on both sides in the Korean War. The author charts the disastrous path that led to the massive entry of Chinese forces near the Yalu River and that caught Douglas MacArthur and his soldiers by surprise. He... Read more
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$14.95
Combined Arms in Battle Since 1939

Combined Arms in Battle Since 1939

by Spiller, Roger

"What a great volume to inaugurate the US Army Command and General Staff College Press in three dozen carefully chosen and cogently written case studies ranging from WWII to the Gulf War and from Indochina to the Falklands. The authors address the multiple complexities of modern combined arms warfare. Collectively, these beautifully crafted essays illuminate all the important aspects and principles of war--such as combat engineering, river crossings, morale, economy of force, and surprise--that... Read more
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$19.99
The Commanders

The Commanders

by Bob Woodward

New York: Simon & Schuster, May 1991. Hardcover. Quarter-bound in navy blue linen with gilt lettering to spine and purple paper sides. First Edition / full number line. Very Good book in a Fine jacket. Text pristine. Spine straight and tight, tail lightly bumped. Foxing to closed edges. Jacket slightly rubbed. No ownership marks. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 399 pages.
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$7.95
Soviet Army Equipment, Organization, and Operations

Soviet Army Equipment, Organization, and Operations

by Combined Arms and Services Staff School

Large volume compiled by the Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Same content as E614/0, Errata sheet states "There are no changes between version 0 and this version 1." Covers Soviet Army weapons and equipment, organization, and operations. Includes "Exercises" or tests on the material. Paper cover. Govt. Printing Office: 1990 754-001/40015
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$36.99
Official Souvenir, Aldershot Command, Searchlight Tattoo, Rushmoor Arena, Aldershot June 19th to 23rd, 1928

Official Souvenir, Aldershot Command, Searchlight Tattoo, Rushmoor Arena, Aldershot June 19th to 23rd, 1928

by Whitton, F(rederick) E(rnest), Liet.-Colonel

Aldershot: Gale & Polden Ltd, 1928. Illustrated by Color cover and frontis by H. Oakes Jones, Sepia photos, 1 color plate: Trumpeters and Drummer by MacPherson with standard and guidon carried by Dragoon Guard Regiments, maps, illustrated ads, line drawings. First thus edition. Gray textured stock, cord bound, tassel tie with one staple, color paste-on cover plate. Demy 4to. pp. [40]. Near Fine. One corner chip. Articles include: The Origin of Tattoo, Rifles and Light Infantry, Jerusalem and the... Read more
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$65.00
A History of Hitler's Empire, 2nd Edition (The Great Courses, 805)

A History of Hitler's Empire, 2nd Edition (The Great Courses, 805)

by Thomas Childers

Chantilly, Virginia: The Teaching Company, 2001. Audio CDs. 2nd Edition. Twelve 30-minute lectures on six Fine Audio CDs in Fine original case along with an As New paperback Course Guidebook (58 pages). No shrinkwrap, otherwise As New. Pristine inside and out. Not from a library. Suitable for gifting.These twelve lectures are designed to answer two questions that have nagged generations ever since Hitler and Nazism were destroyed: How could a man like Adolf Hitler and a movement like Nazism come to power... Read more
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$18.85
VISION IN MILITARY AVIATION.

VISION IN MILITARY AVIATION.

by Wulfeck, Joseph W., et al

: [Jackson & Moreland, Inc.] Wright Air Development Center, November 1958. Photocopy of 1st edition. WADC TR 53-399; AD 207780. Pages recto in Green card binding. 4to. pp. 375, [1]. Near Fine/Ex-Lib. Unclassified, scarce report. Oversize..
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$150.00
Understanding Sun Tzu on the Art of War : The Oldest Military Treatise in the World

Understanding Sun Tzu on the Art of War : The Oldest Military Treatise in the World

by Robert L. Cantrell; Lionel Giles (trans)

Arlington, Virginia: Center For Advantage, 2003. Trade Paperback. First Printing (stated). Fine. Light shelfwear, otherwise pristine inside and out. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 122 pages. This volume clarifies Sun Tzu's philosophies on war without compromising the subtlety of thought needed to master them. Readers will find key advice on leadership, advantage, and how to proficiently overcome adversaries. Contents: Preface; Introduction; Six Principles of Sun Tzu, 1 - Winning... Read more
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$79.95
PAPUAN CAMPAIGN, The Buna-Sanananda Operation (16 November - 23 January 1943

PAPUAN CAMPAIGN, The Buna-Sanananda Operation (16 November - 23 January 1943

by Anon

Washington, DC: Military Intelligence Division, U.S. War Department (GPO), 1 May 1944. Illustrated by b&w photographs, 5 sketches, 7 maps (4 folding). First (FP) edition. American Forces in Action Series. Stitched wraps, illustrated card cover. 8vo (23cm). pp. viii, 107. Annex No. 1 Casualties, Annex No. 2 Decorations. Very Good. Light cover wear, overall page toning. Foreword by G. C. Marshall, Chief of Staff..
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$30.00
Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence

Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence

by Joseph J. Ellis

New York: Knopf, June 2013. Hardcover. First Edition (stated). Near Fine book in a Near Fine jacket. Interior pristine. Spine straight and tight, ends bumped. Jacket clean and bright with slight edgewear. Red remainder dot to bottom edge. Not from a library. Not clipped. xiv + 219 pages. A distinctive portrait of the crescendo moment in American history. The summer months of 1776 witnessed the most consequential events in the story of our country's founding. While the thirteen colonies came together and... Read more
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$18.95