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Burd Street press, 1996 VG/VG condition, , hard bound in dj, SIGNED BOOK PLATE FROM THE AUTHOR, 6x9, xiii, 377 pages, illus, maps, roster, notes, bibliog, index. AUTOGRAPHED EDITION. ----------------------------------------------------------------The 21st New York was in the thick of the Civil War in the Shenandoah Valley from January 1864 to the end of the war. The regiment fought against Confederate generals, guerrillas, and partisan rangers such as John Singleton Mosby. It fought in the Battle of New Market, accompanied David Hunter on his raid to Lynchburg, opposed Jubal Early in his 1864 Maryland offensive, and engaged in countless additional skirmishes in Virginia and West Virginia. In June 1865, the 21st was transferred to the Colorado territory for guard duty along the Overland Stage Route. It was mustered out there in August 1866. Sabres in the Shenandoah provides an almost day-by-day account of the men of the regiment and their battles, skirmishes, activities, and hardships. ... Read more

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SACRED CLOWNS

Hillerman, Tony

New York, 1993, Harper Collins, lst US ed w/DJ, Fine - /Fine ( remainder mark on bottom of page block in corner.) SIGNED BY HILLERMAN ON A BOOKPLATE FEATURING TWO KACHINA'S IN COLOR. 6X9, 305 PP. This mystery brings both Navajo policemen on a case together, Jim Chee & Joe Leaphorn, investigating the killing at a mission school.

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New York: St. Martin's Press, 1974, first US edition, hard bound in dust jacket, 5 1/2 x 7 1/2, VG/VG CONDITION ( very light dj edge wear ), 286 pages. ................................................ 3rd book in the series. ....`We British, Dornoch - we don't spy. We-er-use Political Officers . . Bloody Francis Fettleworth, divisional commander at Peshawar knew only too well what a brittle thing the Pax Britannica had become on the North-West Frontier, where his garrison was the last outpost of the Raj facing the Khyber Pass and the rugged Afghan hills. And it was in these hills that trouble was being fermented on perhaps an unprecedented scale. The attack would be united under a Pathan warrior, Nashkar Ali Khan. It would be touched off by the word of the sadhu, a holy man awaiting the sign of Mahomet to mobilize an army which could sweep down and annihilate Peshawar as a first step to driving the British out of the sub-continent. ......................................... ... Read more

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Sydney: K.C.D. publications, 1972, Australian first edition, hard bound in dust jacket, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, VG/VG condition ( small tape repair to bottom of dj spine), xv, 209 pages, illustrated. ------------------------------This is an autobiography told in soldiers' language by a Signaller who enlisted in the 2nd A.I.F., sailed with the first convoy, saw active service in Palestine, Egypt, Bardia, Tobruk, Greece. Crete, Syria, Ceylon and the Kokoda Trail; then after being commissioned, served as a Lieut. in the 1st Aust. Parachute Battalion until the end of hostilities. Humour throughout this narrative tempers the pathos and the stark realities which of necessity must be part of war and the Author's descriptions of heroism and comradeship will grip the reader with a compassionate and absorbing.

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Peter Davies, London 1966 later UK edition, hard bound in dust jacket, 5 1/2 x 8, FINE/FINE condition (small prev. owners name stamp on front end paper) 332 pages. --------------------------------Sent to France with the Royal Flying Corps at just 17, and later a member of the famous 56 Squadron, Cecil Lewis was an illustrious and passionate fighter pilot of the First World War, described by Bernard Shaw in 1935 as 'a thinker, a master of words, and a bit of a poet'. In this vivid and spirited account the author evocatively sets his love of the skies and flying against his bitter experience of the horrors of war, as we follow his progress from France and the battlefields of the Somme, to his pioneering defence of London against deadly night time raids.

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SAHARA

Cussler, Clive

New York, 1992, Simon & Schuster. US FIRST edition, hard bound w/DJ, 6x9, VG/VG cond. 541 pp. ------------------------Agent Dirk Pitt travels to Africa in latest thriller which involves aissting an Australian aviatix and a missing Confederate ironclad.

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Annapolis 1996, USNI press, US 1st edition , hard bound w/dj, VG/VG condition, 7x10, xv, 307, illustrations, notes, bibliog, index. ------------------------------------------------A fully documented history of the making of the Navy's image from the movie industry's earliest days, this book takes readers behind the scenes for deliberations about the potential impact of certain movies on both the military and civilians and examines the ripple effect of such watershed films as Top Gun. More than 100 films are examined. Besides recounting the plots and individual appeal of each movie, the author also details the problems that the navy and film makers encountered during script writing or filming. . . . Mr. Suid's text is a fascinating, in-depth discussion that can be read beginning to end, or browsed in section for an enjoyable bit-sized meal of knowledgeable fare

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London, 1924, Halton & Truscott Smith, 10 x 12, 80 pp of text, 124 full page plates, some in photogravure, and numerous text illustrations. # 1417 OF 1,750 NUMBERED COPIES. Covers all types of civil & warships from 1450 to 1890. Original blue cloth with embossed gold cover , slight edge wear to extremities, gilt tep, VG cond.

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Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD, 1998 US reprint edition, hard bound in blue cloth, FINE CONDITION, reprint of 1901 edition, xx, 275 pages. Classics of Naval Literature series/ -------------------------------------------------------- A Sailor of King George is one of the most amusing and revealing accounts of life at sea ever published. Joining the Navy in 1793, the author saw action in the West Indies, the Channel and off Africa. He served aboard HMS Tonnant at Trafalgar, and in 1812 was captured by the French when his ship ran aground off Boulogne and was held prisoner until the end of the war in 1814. Written in a detached, ironic style, the book is full of fascinating stories, including how the incriminating papers of an American privateer were recovered from the belly of the shark which had swallowed them after they were thrown overboard. There are descriptions of sailors' boisterous and free-spending runs ashore; stories of the absurd lengths to which seamen w ... Read more

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London paper edition, 6x9, Chatham, UK first paper edition, FINE CONDITION, 1999 reprint of 1901 edition, 195 pages. ----------------------------------------------- A Sailor of King George is one of the most amusing and revealing accounts of life at sea ever published. Joining the Navy in 1793, the author saw action in the West Indies, the Channel and off Africa. He served aboard HMS Tonnant at Trafalgar, and in 1812 was captured by the French when his ship ran aground off Boulogne and was held prisoner until the end of the war in 1814. Written in a detached, ironic style, the book is full of fascinating stories, including how the incriminating papers of an American privateer were recovered from the belly of the shark which had swallowed them after they were thrown overboard. There are descriptions of sailors' boisterous and free-spending runs ashore; stories of the absurd lengths to which seamen would go to to avoid the Press Gang - dressing up as women and even as babies ... Read more

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SAILOR SONG

Kesey, Ken

New York, 1992, Viking, lst US ed w/DJ, 6x9, 533 pp, VG/VG cond, remainder mark on bottom, rear free endpaper had crease. Novel set in Alaska in the near future.

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THE SAILOR'S WAR 1914 - 18

Liddle, Peter H

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Poole, 1985, Blandford , 2nd printing, hard bound in dust jacket, 8x10, VG/VG condition , 224 pages, prof illustrated. World War One was a young man's war at sea as much as on land, but their stories are seldom told. Now, thanks to the 1914-18 Personal Experience Archives at Sunderland, their experiences can be understood. Using contemporary diaries and letters and later recollections of young officers and ratings, Peter Liddle has compiled Sailor's War. For once a war book can truly be called unique. The drama of battle is conveyed in the words and impressions of the men and boys who fought whilst the desperate spirit of the prolonged Dardanelles/Gallipoli venture is all too clear. But the book breaks new ground in other areas. It does not just cover the major battles, actions and operations but deals with the unusual and less well-known aspects of the war at sea. Here is service in the Baltic or the Sea of Marmora in submarines; here are operations in the Caspian Sea an ... Read more

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A SAILOR'S WAR

LOMBARD-HOBSON, Sam,Captain RN

St. Martin's New York, 1983. US first edition, hard bound in dust jacket, 5 1/2 x 8 12, FINE/FINE CONDITION, 175 pages. -------------------------------------------Sam Lombard-Hobson made the navy his career. As an officer who devoted his life to the sea and to protecting his country he was both typical and extraordinary. He joined the Royal Navy in 1930 straight out of Dartmouth. This allowed him just the right amount of time for the peacetime training – and the hi-jinks – of a midshipman. Then came the war. Lombard-Hobson's first command was a remarkable one – a corvette during the battle of the Atlantic. It was under him that Nicolas Monsarrat served, later he described that unforgettable time in one of the bestselling novels of all time – The Cruel Sea. Lombard-Hobson's own memoirs of that glorious, terrible drama are vibrant and gripping. As is his account of Dunkirk and the tumultuous action in the Mediterranean after that. This is essential reading ... Read more

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University of Illinois, Urbana, 1981. first US edition, hard bound in dust jacket, 6 1/2 x 9 1/2, VG/VG condition ( light dj wear ), xiii, 310 pages, illus., maps, index, bibliog. ............................................... Long, noted Civil War historian and long-time research assistant to the late Bruce Catton, reveals a neglected but fascinating chapter in American frontier, Mormon, Indian, and Civil War history. His lively portrayal of two volatile personalities—Mormon leader Brigham Young and U.S. military commander General Patrick Connor—depicts events which helped shape the "opening up of the West." While the Civil War raged in the East, the Mormons in Utah Territory zealously continued to guard their cultural identity and church practices from federal control. At the same time, however, they lobbied hard for statehood, but were continually thwarted by a series of inept or antagonistic federal authorities. Drawing upon seldom-used archival material from the Mo ... Read more

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SALADIN AND THE FALL OF JERUSALEM

Lane-Poole, Stanley. new introd. by David Nicolle

London 2002, Greenhill, reprint edition, first UK thus, hard bound in dust jacket, 6 x 9, FINE/FINE CONDITION, 288 pages, illus, maps, appendices, index. ................................................................. Saladin is a legendary figure in the history of the Middle East. Saladin's rise to fame in the tumultuous arena of twelfth-century Middle Eastern politics was rapid and he quickly established himself as a military commander of genius, a man of honour and an intrepid statesman. This detailed biography of Saladin, and history of his life and times, was written by the eminent historian Stanley Lane-Poole. The author, able to acccess the rich and colourful chronicles of Arab historians, provides us with a brilliant insight into the life and deeds of this warrior-monarch. ............................................................ Based on a lifetime of study, Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem examines Saladin's youth, his military experiences, his co ... Read more

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SALADIN AND THE FALL OF JERUSALEM

Lane-Poole, Stanley. new introd. by David Nicolle

London 2002, Greenhill, reprint edition, first UK thus, hard bound in dust jacket, 6 x 9, VG/VG CONDITION ( light bump to lower corner), , 288 pages, illus, maps, appendices, index. ............................................................................Saladin is a legendary figure in the history of the Middle East. Saladin's rise to fame in the tumultuous arena of twelfth-century Middle Eastern politics was rapid and he quickly established himself as a military commander of genius, a man of honour and an intrepid statesman. This detailed biography of Saladin, and history of his life and times, was written by the eminent historian Stanley Lane-Poole. The author, able to acccess the rich and colourful chronicles of Arab historians, provides us with a brilliant insight into the life and deeds of this warrior-monarch. ................................................................................Based on a lifetime of study, Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem examine ... Read more

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Annapolis, 1995, Naval Institute press, first US edition, hard bound w/dj, 6 1/2 x 9 1/2, 192 pages, VG/VG condition, illus, maps, bibliog, index. -------------------------------------------------- Since a simple cannon was first mounted on sailing ships and the warship was thus born, it has had but one principal resolve: to engage and destroy the enemy in action. In the early examples of sea warfare the guns were fixed and hence only by manoeuvring the ship itself could they be aimed, and so after much aligning of fleets alongside each other the power and weight of the all important first broadside was truly decisive. Despite the huge advances in gun design, mounting, loading and aiming that accompanied the evolution of the warship, this single factor in naval warfare remained relevant throughout. Even in the final warship against warship encounters in late World War two after the gun had been eclipsed by naval air power, the commander who first fired the heaviest and most accurate salvo immediat ... Read more

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A SAMPLER OF BRITISH FOLK-TALES

Briggs, Katharine M

London: Routledge and Kegan Paul: This selection with new introductions first published in 1977) hard bound in dust jacket, 6 1/2 x 9 1/2, VG/VG CONDITION ( very light dj sunning), xii, 315 pages . ............................................................. Katharine Briggs, leading folklorist in Britain and author of numerous works on British fairy tales and folklore, now brings together in a single volume some of the more popular folk-tales from her A Dictionary of British Folk-tales in the English Language, which was published in four volumes. The first book to attempt anything like a complete collection of British folk-tales, the Dictionary was an immense undertaking and one of great value to the increasing study of and interest in folk traditions, including as it did what Geoffrey Grigson in the Guardian called 'a mort of diversely entertaining material'. The Sampler includes some of the liveliest and most enchanting folk-tales in the British tradition. It brings together a sel ... Read more

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THE SAMSON STRIKE

Williamson, Tony

Atheneum, New York, 1980. US first edition, hard bound in dust jacket, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, FINE/FINE CONDITION, 249 pages. -----------------------------------------------Out of the dark North Sea swell stretches oil platform Samson, over four hundred million dollars' worth of cold steel and concrete, capable of pumping four hundred thousand barrels of oil a day—and the imminent target of one of the most daring terrorist attacks ever. "It will be in our power to set fire to the North Sea, to create a disaster unparalleled in history. The Samson platform has more than twenty wells, each capable of pumping twenty thousand barrels of oil a day. That sea of blazing oil will spread, engulfing other oilfields, blocking shipping routes, putting a mushroom of smoke over half Europe. There would be no way to put it out. It would burn for years. . . . The governments of Western Europe would have to concede to every demand, free all our people, pay whatever price we asked." On the opposit ... Read more

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London 1979, Collins, later printing, hard bound in dust jacket, 6x9, VG/VG condition ( dj spine lightly faded, ), 4 illus, 2 maps, notes, index. Some years ago Arthur Bryant set out to reconstruct the life and times of Samuel Pepys from the vast collection of documents which this remarkable man left behind. He took over the papers of the two Pepysian scholars who had previously attempted this unfinished task, went through the whole of the unpublished Pepys manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, and used a number of previously unprinted passages from the diary. The result is a work of which Sir Harold Nicolson wrote that it `will live as among the best of English biographies'. In this first volume Sir Arthur Bryant tells the story of Pepys' early work and the stranger one of his married life. Covering the years 1633-1669, it records the Restoration of Charles II, the great plague and the fire of London, an economic crisis and a European war. Though a work of ... Read more

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