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Houston, 1967, Deep River armory, reprint of GPO 1869 edition, paper booklet, 5x7, fine condition, 33 pages, plans & drawings. details US Navy ship board gun drill at the end of the Civil War.

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A reprint of this excellent and detailed account of this U.S. Army Official History which chronicles the campaign to recapture these two key Japanese bases on New Guinea's north coast. Fought in conjunction with the Australian Army, was the first offensive in MacArthur's SW Pacific area. -------------------Battery press, 1990 r/p edition, 6 x 8 1/2, 136 pages, 23 photos, 12 maps, detailed list of recipients of gallantry awards. FINE COND., hard bound , no dj as issued, AMERICAN FORCES IN ACTION series.

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New York 1991, Sarpedon, first US edition, hard bound in dust jacket, 6x9, Fine/Fine condition, x, 304 pages, illustrations, appendices. Without the willing assistance of many non-Germans, the Nazis could not have succeeded in annihilating millions of Jews during World War II. In the western Ukraine, Nazi political goals coincided with that of local nationalist organizations to produce an alliance that resulted in the slaughter of scores of thousands of innocent civilians. Through survivors' eyes, Alliance for Murder: The Nazi-Ukrainian Nationalist Partnership in Genocide documents the horrors of fascist "Actions" in the Ukraine, leading the reader through successive atrocities until individual Jews, hiding in forests or sheltered by sympathetic local families, are the only remnants of once vital, populous communities. In addition to the chilling personal memoirs of the Holocaust, many contributors to this book also offer objective analyses ... Read more

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London 1984, Leo Cooper, UK first edition, hard bound w/dj, Fine / Fine condition, ( dj price clipped) 6x9, 200 pp, illus. ------------------ The author, an officer in the Polish Navy, joined the Polish resistance and fought the Germans till he escaped to Britain with his family.

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E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc., New York, 1947. first US edition, hard bound in dust jacket, 6 x 9, VG/VG CONDITION (light dj edge wear ), 447 pages, notes, index. ------------------------------ Stevens Thomson Mason (October 27, 1811–January 4, 1843)[1][2], also known as Stevens T. Mason, Tom Mason, The Boy Governor[1][2], and lesser known nicknames Young Hotspur and The Stripling, was the territorial governor of the Michigan Territory, and later governor of the state of Michigan.[1][2] Mason guided the Michigan Territory into statehood. He was first appointed acting Territorial Secretary at the age of 19, then became acting Territorial Governor in 1834 at the age of 22. He was elected governor of the state of Michigan at age 24 as a member of the Democratic Party in 1835, and served until 1840. Mason is the youngest state governor in American history.

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University of Delaware Press, Newark, DE, 1979. US first edition, hard bound in dust jacket, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, VG/VG condition ( dj price clipped & small spot of color missing from dj cover), 215 pages, maps, notes, bibliog., index. ---------------------------------------------------------------The decision to invade North Africa, rather than to strike directly across the Channel in 1942, was the crucial strategic decision of the first year of the war-time Anglo-American alliance. It determined the course of Allied strategy against Germany for the ensuing two years, and effectively ensured that the British and US military effort in Europe was concentrated in the Mediterranean during that period. In consequence, the opening of the 'Second Front' in North-West Europe, so much desired by the sorely pressed Soviet Union, was postponed until 1944. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Keith Sainsbury has examin ... Read more

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Lanham, MD , Madison Books 1995., US first edition, hard bound in dust jacket, 6 1/4 x 9 1/4, FINE/FINE CONDITION, 197 pages, illustrations, bibliog., index. ----------------------------------During World War II, while thousands of Japanese-Americans were being sent to U.S. detainment camps, a Japanese-American from Hawaii working as a U.S. Army spy in the Philippines was captured by the enemy. Richard Sakakida was the only Japanese-American prisoner of the Japanese forces, and he faced death as a "traitor" because of his Japanese face. Despite unspeakable torture, Sakakida stubbornly refused to confess that he was an American spy; ironically, his Japanese cultural heritage is what enabled him to survive the beatings inflicted on him by his Japanese captors. Sakakida narrowly escaped a death sentence and was assigned to the office of a Japanese official, where he gained valuable military information for MacArthur and engineered a daring prison break that freed a Filipino guerrilla leader an ... Read more

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Naval Institute Press, 1996, Annapolis,, first US edition, hard bound in dust jacket, 6x9, FINE/FINE CONDITION, xiii, 346 pages, maps, roster of POW's, notes, bibliog, index. ........................................................ At two o'clock in the morning on 27 April 1865, seven miles north of Memphis on the Mississippi, the boilers of the sidewheel steamboat Sultana suddenly exploded. Legally registered to carry 376 people, the boat was packed with 2,100 recently released Union prisoners of war. More than 1,700 people died, making it the worst marine disaster in U.S. history. .................................................... This book looks at the tragedy through the eyes of the victims themselves. It offers a concise, minute-by-minute account and presents new information on the cause of the explosion and its effects on different parts of the boat. .......................................................... To focus on the personal stories of the victims, both ... Read more

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Harcourt Brace & Co., New York, 1950. . First Edition-2nd Impression.,. hard bound in dj, 6 1/2 x 9 1/2, VG/VG- condition ( light dj edge wear), xvi, 344 pages, numerous illus, index. ---------------------------------------------Originally published last autumn in a limited edition at fifteen dollars, Lincoln Collector was widely praised as an invaluable and highly entertaining contribution to a fuller understanding of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War period. Now Carl Sandburg's exciting story of the foremost private Lincoln collection and how it was brought into existence is available in a complete and unabridged regular edition. The author's text, combined with a wide and varied selection from the Barrett Collection, make this handsome volume a new Lincoln biography in itself, an album of Americana to be read with pleasure by all interested in the rarity, scope, and richness of our past. -------------------------------------------------A few of the many documents in Lincoln C ... Read more

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Sanderson, Richard

Vantage Press,, New York:, 1994. Hardcover. US first edition, hard bound in dj, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4, FINE/FINE CONDITION, 233 pages, glossary, appendices. --------------------------------a novel based on this British officer's service in Malaya in 1954, while leading jungle patrols against terrorists while serving with the West Yorkshire regiment.

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Philadelphia, 1966, Lippincott, 3rd US printing, hard bound in dust jacket, 6 x 8 1/2, VG/VG condition, 191 pages, maps, appendice, bibliog, index. ......................................................This beautifully written account of the battle on which General George Armstrong Custer staked his life—and lost—reveals on every page Mari Sandoz's intimate knowledge of her subject. The character of the Sioux, the personality of Custer, the mixed emotions of Custer's men, the Plains landscape—all are conveyed with such artistry that the reader feels himself transported back to that spring of 1876, when the Army of the Plains began its fateful march toward the Yellowstone . . . when Custer's Indian guides and even his own men saw, but were obliged to disregard, ominous signs of a vast Indian gathering near by. ...........................................The background of the tragedy is here: the history of bad blood and broken treaties between the Sioux Nation ... Read more

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Norman, 1969, Univ of Oklahoma, US First edition, hard bound in dust jacket, 6x9, FINE / FINE CONDITION, XV, 355 PAGES, ILLUS, MAPS, NOTES, BIBLIOG, INDEX. ---------------------------------------The author of this account, the professional soldier George Bliss Sanford, served for four years as a Union cavalry officer in the Civil War, and then for twenty-five years on the western frontier, where he became one of the famed Indian fighters of his generation. He saw action in the Apache Wars in Arizona, the Nez Perce War, the Bannock War, and the Sioux uprising in 1890-91. Serving with dedication and devotion in a military framework where loyalty and duty were their own-and often the only-rewards, he dealt swiftly and effectively with the enemy in battle. But the man inside the uniform was often sickened by bloodshed and destruction. ------------------------------------------Though aware of injustices to the Indian tribes, he faithfully observed military custom and did not criticize th ... Read more

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U.S. Army Command & General Staff College, , Fort Leavenworth, KS, 1994. ,US first edition, paper covers, 6x9, FINE CONDITION, xiii, 88 pages, illus, maps, notes, bibliog, index. ------------------------------------------------------------------This study examines the role of the U.S. Army as an instrument of national power in the execution of U.S. government policy. The focus of the thesis is an investigation of the implementation of policy, in terms of the Ute Indian tribe of Colorado, and the events preceding and following the Ute uprising of 1879. The Army found itself in a dilemma with regard to its support of a national Indian strategy. It was not the primary executive agent for the implementation of policy but was called upon to both enforce national policy and police violators. This study traces the development of the U.S. Indian Policy and the evolution of army strategy in the west. The study culminates with an analysis of the events surrounding the outbreak of hostilities in 1879. ... Read more

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Novato 1996, Presidio Pr US first edition, hard bound in dj, Fine/Fine condition, 6x9, xiv, 243 pages, notes, bibliog, index, illus. --------------------------------------------------------From the time of the Russian Revolution until the demise of its Communist government in 1992, the Soviet Union interfered in the politics of its neighbors and many countries in distant lands. Had she kept her meddling to relatively peaceful political pursuits, the world would not have been in such danger over these seventy years. She wanted world conquest for Communism at any cost, however, and so embarked on military intervention when political subversion was not enough. --------------------------------------------------------This book, researched from previously secret archives, details the Soviets' military follies, from revolutionary times when Ukraine was added to the new USSR to the final disaster of Afghanistan. In rapid order, the authors tell of Stalin's decision to become a partic ... Read more

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St Peter's, 1999, Ramrod, first UK edition, hard bound in dust jacket, 6x9, FINE/FINE CONDITION, 255 pages, numerous illus and maps, bibliog. From the Author Why 'Guards VC' is a vital contribution to WW2 history. My grandfather, former Guardsman HH Smith was captured with, and saved the life of, Lance Corporal Harry Nicholls VC, also of the 3rd Grenadier Guards, near Pecq on May 21st, 1940. My grandfather never discussed his wartime experiences and it was at his funeral in 1983, in fact, that I heard of his connection with such august events. Since then, despite having also written nine RAF/Luftwaffe Battle of Britain related books, I have been researching the events befalling the 1st Guards Brigade (3rd Grenadier, 2nd Coldstream and 2nd Hampshires) between September 1939-June 1940. Naturally the emphasis is on the period May 10th, 1940, the date the German invasion of the West began, and June 1940, i.e. after the Dunkirk evacuation. The VC-winning action of May 21s ... Read more

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Ramrod Publications, Malvern Wells, 1992. UK first edition, Hard Cover with dust jacket, 6 x 9, ix, 200 pages, FINE/FINE CONDITION, illus, appendices, bibliog. ------------------------------------------------On Sunday, 11th May, 1941, Pilot Officer Franek Surma's Spitfire, R6644, of 308 (Polish) Fighter Squadron suffered an engine fire over Malvern, Worcestershire. Only after he had steered his doomed machine away from the built-up area below, however, did the young pilot abandon "ZF-H" to its fate and make a safe parachute descent. The following month saw 308 heavily committed on a daily basis to offensive operations over enemy occupied France; the action was hectic and casualties were high. Franek Surma, an "ace" and one of the Few, would not survive. On November 8th, 1941, he failed to return from Circus 110, a daylight bomber escort sortie, and remains officially "missing" to this day. No idea could he have had then, however, that fifty years on another young ... Read more

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St Peter's, 1997, Ramrod Publs, UK first edition, 7x10, hard bound in dust jacket, Fine/Fine condition, 219 pages, well illustrated, index, bibliog. -------------------------------------------------------------------.Bader's Duxford Fighters: the Big Wing Controversy is amongst the most important Battle of Britain books ever published and is an essential addition to any aviation library. The author, a leading young aviation historian who remains a serving police officer with CID experience, presents the evidence collated throughout an impartial investigation. At last we have an accurate and extensive reference regarding the background to and air operations and politics of the Big Wing Controversy which was undoubtedly the most significant factor in the replacement of the two victors of the Battle of Britain: ACM Sir Hugh Dowding and AVM Keith Park. Political or tactical? That question is answered in this book which gives a unique insight into not only the air fighting, but also the po ... Read more

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ZERO OVER BERLIN

Sasaki, Joh

New York, 2004, Vertical Publs, US first edition, hard bound in dust jacket, 6x9, FINE/FINE CONDITION ( dj is price clipped), 346 pages. ------------------------------------------------------A major Japanese talent in detective and thriller fiction appears in English with this excellent, compact WWII tale. Hitler decides to build a Japanese Zero fighter, and Japanese navy officials, with mixed feelings about the alliance with Germany, have to find some way of getting two Zeros from Japan to Germany. This involves picking two maverick pilots, Lt. Keichi Ando and NCO Kyohei Inui, and arranging for airfields in British territory (India) and British-patrolled territory (Iran and Iraq). Both pilots are well-drawn characters, Ando especially, and competent sketches of people like Gaj Singh, an anti-British maharajah; Ando's sister Michiko; and American pilot of fortune Jim Purvis lend depth to the book. So do the flying scenes (including a raid on British Victoria bombers in Iraq, into which the Jap ... Read more

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Cincinnati, 1988, privately printed, paper, spiral comb binding, 8 1/2 x 11, VG CONDITION, 178 pages. . a detailed index to the 76 issues of the old British Tradition magazine. an invaluable resource.

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CREATURE

Saul, John

New York, 1989, Bantam lst ed w/DJ, 6x9, VG/VG cond. 329 pp. Suspensefull tale of horror which lurks below a small Colorado town in the Rockies.

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