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United States Air Force Museum

By: Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Dayton, Ohio, Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc.: [c1980s]

Stock No.: 77346

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


A catalog of the exhibits at the Museum in Dayton, with descriptions and photos of hundreds of various aircraft housed there, from the Wright brothers through spacecraft. The volume is undated, but likely produced in the 1980s. Cover with a 1916-vintage SE-5E WWI biplane. --- A clean, bright, firm copy lacking obvious damages. ; Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 162 pages View more info

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The Long Gray Line

By: Atkinson, Rick

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Co.: 1989

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Stock No.: 71268

ISBN: 0395480086

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket


Good copy of acclaimed study of group of West Point cadets' lives after graduation from the military academy. In top shape, in full grey DJ with orig. $24.95 flap price unclipped; faint stain at top edge & in poly protector. Book in black half cloth w/faded gilt lettering spine. Interior has very minimal highlighter/underlining; prev owner's inked name, else bright and unmarked. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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The Long Gray Line

By: Atkinson, Rick

Price: $21.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Co.: 1989

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Stock No.: 71345

ISBN: 0395480086

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket


Sharp copy of acclaimed study of group of West Point cadets' lives after graduation from the military academy. In top shape, in full grey DJ with orig. $24.95 flap price unclipped; faint stain at top edge & in removable mylar protector. Book in black half cloth w/faded gilt lettering spine. Interior clean, bright and unmarked. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Still Time to Die

By: BELDEN, Jack

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, The Blakiston Company: 1941

Stock No.: 78225

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


An analysis of significant worldwide military battles, from a tactical point of view. In full brown cloth-covered boards. Lacks a dust jacket. --- With soiling and discoloration to covers; interior firm and clean and lacking frequently-seen browning from this publisher. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 322 pages View more info

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Flags of Our Fathers

By: Bradley, James & Ron Powers

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Bantam: 2000

Edition: Eighth Printing

Stock No.: 72156

ISBN: 0553111337

Condition: Very Good


The horrific battle for Iwo Jima is detailed in this very moving and very popular work. In top shape with very minor wrinkling, dust jacket; otherwise undamaged. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 384 pages View more info

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Aircraft In Profile Volume 1/Part One

By: CAIN, Charles W. (general editor)

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Windsor, Berkshire, England/Garden City, New York, Profile Publications Ltd./Doubleday & Company Inc.: 1975

Stock No.: 79086

ISBN: 0385099827

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Revised (4th) edition, 1975. A U.S. edition of the first volume in the Aircraft in Profile series, providing in-depth descriptions of twelve important aircraft models used in World War I and World War II. With dozens of color illustrations and black & white photos. A facsimile edition of the first volume in the series. Publishers' dust jacket sticker apologizes for the lessened quality of the photos. --- In blue paper-covered boards and with titling gilt-stamped on spine. Dust jacket with aircraft images on front and back. --- Remainder spray to lower textblock edge, otherwise a clean, firm, u... View more info

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Lost Subs: From the Hunley to the Kursk, the greatest submarines ever lost--and found

By: DUNMORE, Spencer

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Toronto, Da Capo Press/Madison Press: 2002

Stock No.: 76645

ISBN: 0306811405

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


The author describes the raising of various sunken submarines, from the Civil War-era Hunley to the sunken Russian atomic sub Kursk. With underwater photos by Jonathan Blair & Brian Skerry; along with an introduction by Robert D. Ballard. Includes numerous drawings; indexed. --- In good shape but with minor soiling to textblock edges; dust jacket with some light edge wear and rubbing. ; Oblong Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 176 pages View more info

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Captain Horatio Hornblower: 3 Volume Set in Slipcase, containing Beat to Quarters, Ship of the Line, and Flying Colours

By: FORESTER, C. S.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1939

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 82769

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A Book-of-the-Month Club set of the first three novels in the lengthy series by Forester, portraying the larger-than-life British naval officer Horatio Hornblower. All three with frontis drawings by N.C. Wyeth. --- All in full grey cloth-covered boards w/titling on black spine block in gilt; each with green topstain and text printed on buff-colored leaves. Volumes share a green paper-covered slipcase with title label pasted to end. --- Volume I with a strip of rusty soiling to cover, and with a little rubbing to spine title block; all three with prior owner's signature and info. to rear paste-... View more info

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Commodore Hornblower

By: FORESTER, C.S.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston, Little Brown and Company: 1945

Stock No.: 75535

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A firm, clean copy of Mr. Forester's novel in a likely book club edition. In full turquoise cloth-covered boards with titling in gilt on spine. Lacks a dust jacket. --- Interior clean and lacking markings; textblock firm. Titling on spine a bit faded, some minor discoloration to spine. ; 1945 ; Small 8vo 7-1/2" - 8" tall; 384 pages View more info

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Flak Bait: The Story of the Men Who Flew the Martin Marauders

By: FRANCIS, Devon (author); CARROLL, Gordon (editor); JOHN, Betty (assistant)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Duell, Sloan and Pearce: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 83323

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Stated first printing, 1948. This is the story of those who flew the B-26 Marauder medium bombers as part of the Allied war effort. The planes, manufactured by the Glenn L. Martin Company of Maryland, were first introduced in 1941 and had a reputation for being difficult to fly. They proved to be a key element to the success of the Allies' war effort. Includes several sections of black & white plates, bearing images of the plane and those who flew it. --- In blue cloth-covered boards with titling and 9th Air Force insignia in silver to cover and spine. Volume lacks a dust jacket. --- Somewhat ... View more info

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The Naval War of 1812 (Caxton Pictorial Histories series)

By: GARDINER, Robert (editor)

Price: $28.50

Publisher: London, Caxton Publishing / The National Maritime Museum: 2001

Stock No.: 83345

ISBN: 1840673605

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A pictorial history of the War of 1812 from the perspective of both the Royal and U.S. Navies. Originally published in 1998 by Chatham publishing as part of their Chatham Pictorial Histories series, this 2001 later reprint by Caxton Publishing Group. With dozens of black & white illustrations, as well as additional maps, drawings and charts. The ships themselves are depicted on the water, cruising or in battle, as well as scehmatically. The editor drew on a number of other publications to describe the ships and battles; these sources are detailed near the front of the volume. The work is organ... View more info

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Men at War: The Best War Stories of All Time

By: HEMINGWAY, Ermest (editor)

Price: $37.50

Publisher: New York, Wings Books: 1992

Stock No.: 79345

ISBN: 0517066602

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


A 1992 reprint edition of this hefty collection of essays, articles, short stories and other historical accounts examining the topic of warfare from multiple perspectives. The stories are by all manner of authors, from Julius Caesar to Winston Churchill to Leo Tolstoy. Edited and with an introduction by Ernest Hemingway; based on a plan by William Kozlenko. --- In black cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Lacks the dust jacket. --- The leaves have yellowed somewhat, otherwise a clean, firm, unmarked copy but with red remainder dot to lower textblock edge.; 8vo 8" - 9"... View more info

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Trafalgar The Nelson Touch

By: Howarth, David

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Atheneum Publishers: 1969

Edition: First American Edition

Stock No.: 71963

Condition: Very Good


The famous battle is described in detail in this sharp copy of work first published in the U. K. With multiple black & white and color illustrations; 6 maps. In black half cloth & mustard yellow paperboard covers; interior clean, w/prev owner's embossed gold sticker ffep. DJ has back cover tear; is in mylar protector. $8.95 flap price intact. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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Brothers, Rivals, Victors: Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley and the Partnership that Drove the Allied Conquest in Europe

By: JORDAN, Jonathan W.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, NAL Caliber: 2012

Stock No.: 78319

ISBN: 0451235835

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A profile of each of the three American generals who led the Allied effort in World War II in Europe. Includes a section of black & white plates. --- A firm, clean copy but with a little cover soiling. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 654 pages View more info

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A History of Warfare

By: KEEGAN, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1993

Stock No.: 73535

ISBN: 0394588010

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Distinguished military historian's work takes a look at warfare throughout history. Likely book club edition, in a full-sized copy. With inked presentation remarks front free endpaper; soiled (coffee?) spot, lower edge of textblock. DJ in nice shape. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 472 pages View more info

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Bismarck, the History of a Fighter

By: LUDWIG, Emil

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1927

Stock No.: 75510

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


A biography of the German chancellor, Otto von Bismarck. Translated from the German by Eden and Cedar Paul. Third printing. With numerous b&w photos. In full blue-grey cloth-covered boards with titling in gilt on cover and spine. Lacks a dust jacket. --- In good shape, volume is clean and firm but leaves have separated at front of volume, exposing webbing. Cover edges with some wear. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 661 pages View more info

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HMS Victory: Her Construction, Career and Restoration

By: McGOWAN, Alan

Price: $41.00

Publisher: London, The Caxton Publishing Group: 2003

Stock No.: 83347

ISBN: 1840675322

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


The story of what is described on the back cover as ". . .the world's best-known warship. She was the flagship of Nelson at the battle of Trafalgar in 1805. . ." Includes information about her original construction, her Royal Navy service, and her restoration and repair, which was accomplished over a period of time from 1922 to 1964. With dozens of black & white photos (and a few in color), as well as drawings by John McKay along with tables and charts. Backmatter includes much technical information about the ship. Originally published in 1999 by Chatham publishing as part of their Cha... View more info

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Best Photos of the Civil War

By: MILHOLLEN, Hirst Dillon; JOHNSON, James Ralph

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Fawcett Publications: 1961

Stock No.: 78141

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


A photographic history of the U.S. Civil War, complete with period images of personnel, weapons, battle sites, etc. along with narrative. --- A softcover in wraps. With yellowed pages and some creasing; else a firm, complete copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 144 pages View more info

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An Illustrated History of the Civil War

By: MILLER, William J.; POHANKA, Brian C.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Alexandria, Virginia, Time-Life Books: 2000

Stock No.: 77350

ISBN: 073703162X

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page. The American Civil War is depicted in this hefty volume of over 700 photos, with sketches, maps, historic artifacts and more. With text by distinguished Civil War scholars, who detail the major battles and generals who participated. --- In maroon leatherette-like paper-covered boards with titling blindstamped on cover and spine. Jacket with photo of a ruined Richmond on cover. --- With previous owner's rubberstamping on front free endpaper, otherwise a bright, clean, firm copy. Jacket with some shallow creases; is otherwise... View more info

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Once an Eagle

By: MYRER, Anton

Price: $28.50

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart & Winston: 1968

Stock No.: 82979

Condition: Good+ in Good dust jacket


This landmark work has been read by military people since its original publication and praised as the best military and war-related novel written by an American author. Myrer's characters participate in a series of U.S. Army actions from pre-World War I in Mexico against Pancho Villa through both World Wars to a thinly disguised Viet Nam-like conflict. Their activities and personalities closely reflect real-life people in real-life military situations. --- Though stated "first edition" on copyright page, this cannot be confirmed because the jacket flap price has been clipped (first edi... View more info

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Pearl Harbor and the War in the Pacific

By: NALTY, Bernard (consultant editor); PRITCHARD, Russ A. (technical advisor)

Price: $15.50

Publisher: New York, Smithmark Publishers Inc.: 1991

Stock No.: 82200

ISBN: 083176788X

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A detailed account of the attack on the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor by the Japanese and the resulting war in the Pacific Theater is detailed here. With dozens of photos, drawings and maps. --- In brown textured paper-covered boards with titling in silver to spine. Jacket features painting of the chaos at Pearl Harbor. --- A clean, bright, unmarked copy lacking damages worthy of mention. Jacket with retailer sticker to spine, else undamaged. (Due to the considerable weight of this item, extra shipping charges may be requested.); Quarto (11 to 13 in. tall); 304 pages View more info

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Why the Allies Won

By: OVERY, Richard

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Company: 1996

Edition: First American Edition

Stock No.: 81946

ISBN: 0393039250

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket


A first U. S. printing of this comprehensive history of the strategy employed in World War II by the Allies, resulting in their victory over the Axis powers. With numerous maps and a section of plates at mid-book depicting prominent figures and scenes. --- In full black paper-covered boards with spine titling stamped in gilt. Jacket features Yevgeny Chaldey/Vollerenst photo of Russian troops raising the hammer-and-sickle on a high building (probably in Berlin). --- A very nice copy: clean, unmarked and bright. Unclipped, bright jacket with some chafing and small tears to edges, else decent... View more info

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Halifax at War and Wellington at War

By: RAPIER, Brian J.; Bowyer, Chaz

Price: $25.50

Publisher: Promotional Reprint Company: 1995

Stock No.: 77785

ISBN: 1856481735

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Two works in one book, each focusing on an individual RAF bomber. With many b&w photos showing the planes, missions and men who flew them. 'Halifax' edited by Alan Hollingsworth. --- In pictorial hardcovers, with color images of each plane on front and back covers. In jacket with the same color photos. --- A bright, clean, unmarked copy in similar jacket. Dust jacket in removable archival mylar protector. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 256 pages View more info

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Stealth War Planes

By: Richardson, Doug

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Salamander Books: 1989

Stock No.: 72813

ISBN: 0861014588

Condition: Fair in Very Good dust jacket


Basic theories and designs of warplanes designed to elude detection are detailed in this scarce copy of work published in the U.K. Designs from the U-2 and TR-1 through modern B-2 and modern Advanced Tactical Fighters (YF-22A and YF-23A). Chock full of drawings and photos. Leaves have separated at middle of volume, exposing webbing. In full grey cloth covers w/silver lettering, spine. Edgewear, espec at lower edge. Gift inscription, front free endpaper. Dust jacket slightly chipped at edges; bears orig. £14.95 flap price. ; 0.7 x 11.9 x 8.9 Inches; 192 pages View more info

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The Eagle and the Rising Sun: The Japanese-American War 1941-1943, Pearl Harbor through Guadalcanal

By: SCHOM, Alan

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Company: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82041

ISBN: 0393049248

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A first printing of the author's comprehensive study of the Japanese-American war during World War II, in the Pacific theater. With a lengthy section of black & white plates and 12 maps, including the Pacific Ocean at endpapers. --- In grey and red paper-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Dust jacket with photo of Pearl Harbor ships under attack. --- A Near Fine copy: bright, unmarked and newish but with very slight sunning to cover edges. Unclipped jacket is bright and in good shape but with slight rubbing.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); xviii, 540 pages View more info

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Hitler: The Man & the Military Leader

By: SCHRAMM, Percy Ernst

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chicago, Academy Chicago Publishers: 1999

Stock No.: 79089

ISBN: 0897334809

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


The author, a noted German historian, was granted access during World War II to the highest echelons of Nazi leadership. This access allowed him to write the official War Diary of the High Command of the Wehrmacht. Edited, translated and with an introduction by Donald S. Detwiler. --- A clean, firm, unmarked softcover copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 214 pages View more info

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Be Your Own Napoleon: How Would You Command Ten of History's Greatest Battles?

By: SEYMOUR, William

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Bramhall House: 1988

Stock No.: 77552

ISBN: 0517665565

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


In this work, the author invites the reader to command armies in some of history's most famous battles. With diagrams of the battle scenes. Originally published as 'Yours to Reason Why'. --- A bright, clean, unmarked copy in red paper-covered hardcovers w/gilt-stamped titling on spine. Jacket w/enlarged map of battlefield; is in nice shape but w/retailer's sticker on front flap. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 338 pages View more info

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My Daily Reading from the Four Gospels and the New Testament: Gospels Unified, Epistles Unified [WWII U.S. Military issuance]

By: STEDMAN, Joseph F. (director)

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Brooklyn, Confraternity of the Precious Blood: 1941

Stock No.: 83711

Condition: Very Good


A selection of 365 daily readings from the New Testament, designed to be read by Roman Catholic members of the U. S. Military during World War II. Each day's reading marked by its date. With a recommendation by Franklin D. Roosevelt at front of volume and a section of traditional and special Catholic prayers at rear of volume. --- A compact copy, measuring 3 inches wide x 5 inches tall, in olive cloth-covered flexible wraps with titling in gilt to cover. --- Cover gilding has nearly completely faded, otherwise an unmarked, tightly-bound copy.; 24mo - 5 to 6 in. tall; 640 pages View more info

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The Art of War: New Translation

By: SUN-Tzu; SAWYER, Ralph D. (translator)

Price: $16.50

Publisher: New York, Barnes & Noble Books: 1994

Stock No.: 83494

ISBN: 1566192978

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


The Chinese general and philosopher's famous treatise on warfare has much wider applications than merely military. This modern edition is translated, with introductions and commentary, by Ralph D. Sawyer who was assisted by Mei-chün Lee Sawyer. The editors also supply extensive information about Sun-Tzu, with attempts to reconcile myth from known facts about the ancient Chinese figure. With endpaper maps of Sun Tzu's Wu, Yüeh and Ch'u. --- In full black paper-covered boards backed in black cloth, with spine titling in gilt. Volume wrapped in simple red jacket. --- A clean, bright, tightly-bo... View more info

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The R.O.T.C. Manual: Infantry, 17th Edition. A Text Book for the Reserve Officers Training Corps (2nd Year Advanced Vol. IV)

By: SWEET, J. B. (editor)

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Washington, Military Service Publishing Co.: 1934

Stock No.: 78302

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


A handbook for the aspiring military officer, containing a wide variety of facts and descriptions of military conventions and history. Includes sections on history, military law, officer's reserve corps, company administration and supply and much more. With drawings, photos and sample forms and documents. --- In full blue cloth-covered boards w/gilt-stamped titling on spine. Lacks a dust jacket. --- Back cover with wear to cloth at joint area and with inkings & rubberstamping to endpaper; textblock itself is firm and interior lacks markings. ; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 400 pages View more info