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Ashley's War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield
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Ashley's War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield

By Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2015. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Stated First Edition plus complete number line including number one. Hard cover in fine condition with red boards, deep gray spine cloth and silver gilt spine lettering. Interior text block clean & tight, no writing, no markings noted. Dust jacket in likewise fine condition; not price clipped. ///// From the book, ""Transporting readers into the little-known world of the CSTs, a community of fierce women bound together by valor, danger, and the desire to serve, ""Ashley's War"" is a gripping combat narrative and a testament to the unbreakable bond of friendship born of war.""

$10.00

American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur 1880 - 1964
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American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur 1880 - 1964

By William Manchester

Little, Brown and Company, 1978. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Hard cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Dust jacket in good condition, showing age toning and rubbing at edges. ///// From the book, ""Here is a previously unknown MacArthur whose whole life was the army and yet who at the end of it asserted, ""I am a one hundred percent disbeliever in war,"" and who on his deathbed begged Lyndon Johnson to stay out of Vietnam. Here above all, definitively realized in 'American Caesar,' is the astonishing soldier-hero whose mystery and appeal will never fade away. The unraveling of this unique, and uniquely American, legend is William Manchester's finest achievement.""

$10.00

United States Military Medals & Ribbons
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United States Military Medals & Ribbons

By Philip K. Robles

Vermont & Japan - Printed in Japan: Charles E. Tuttle Company: Publisher, 1971. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 1st Printing Stated First Printing, 1971. Hard cover in very good condition with red, white, and blue stripes with white stars on the blue stripes (see photos.) Black & gold gilt lettering on white background of spine. Light blue endpapers; former owner's bookplate on verso of front board. Contains many colored plates on glossy paper with photos of the various medals. Also contains a fold out map of the major theaters of the war Concludes with Appendices, a Bibliography, and an Index of Medals and Ribbons. Dust jacket very good with mild shelf & edge wear and light bumping to the corners; closed tear & chip at head of spine. Both top & bottom corners of front flap are clipped. ///// From the book, ""Awards and decorations are on e way a great but humble and appreciative nation can honor its military men for their heroism and meritorius services and achievements. . . . an authoritative, comprehensive, and ully-illustrated compilation of the proud symbols of the free and brave spirits who put love of country abouve love of self. . . .Of interest to both the professional mulitary man and to the civilian . . . answers the questions concerning eligibility for awards and wear of the medals. . . .""

$10.00

Utah Beach: The Amphibious Landing and Airbourne Operations on D-Day
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Utah Beach: The Amphibious Landing and Airbourne Operations on D-Day

By Joseph Balkowski

Mechanicsbrg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2005. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Copyright 2005, no other printings noted. Hard cover in very good condition with black boards and gold gilt spine lettering. End papers contain black & white photo of troops marching up the beach. Internal text block clean & tight. Contains black & white photos throughout. Dust jacket very good with light shelf & edge wear; no price. ////// From the book, "". . . shows how American soldiers, sailors, and airmen gained that victory in the face of long odds. . . . firsthand accounts, meticulously detailed maps, and dramatic storytelling into the first truly comprehensive narrative of this critical World War II battle. it is indispensable history and unforgettable reading.""

$10.00

The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000
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The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000

By Paul Kennedy

Random House, 1987. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. From the book, ""In what will probably be the most widely discussed part of this book, Professor Kennedy devotes his closing chapters to an analysis of Great Power politics since 1945 through the year 2000. Here, too, his focus is not only on the military abilities and policies of the leading states, but also on those profound shifts in the world's productive balances that--as in the Renaissance--cause certain Great Powers to rise as others fall. Professor Kennedy's discussion of the implications of these changes for the United States, the Soviet Union, the countries of Western Europe, and the emerging Asian powers of China and Japan makes this one of the most important political studies of recent time."" Hard cover in very good condition; grey and black boards with silver lettering along the spine. Internal text block clean and tight. Has a small stain on the bottom text block. Dust jacket in very good condition.

$10.00

Germs : Biological Weapons and America's Secret War
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Germs : Biological Weapons and America's Secret War

By Judith Miller; Stephen Engelberg; William Broad

Simon & Schuster, 2001. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. From the book, "" . . history is framed by science. The biological advances of the latter twentieth century had vanquished diseases and extended the human life span. But these discoveries also gave unprecedented power to those who would use germs to destroy. For more than twenty-fvie years, the United States and the Soviet Union competed in a race to develop biological arms. The threat seemed to vanish in 1972 when the world's nations signed a treaty banning them. But germ weapons did not disappear. No sooner was the treaty signed than the Soviets secretly decided to expand their program on a vast, industrial scale. Inevitably, as scientific knowledge spread, other nations, terrorist groups, cults, and even individuals dreamed of acquiring their own biological bombs."" Hard cover in good condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Book has grey and black boards with silver lettering along spine. No dust jacket.

$7.00

109 East Palace: Robert Oppenheimer and the Secret City of Los Alamos
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109 East Palace: Robert Oppenheimer and the Secret City of Los Alamos

By Jennet Conant

Simon & Schuster, 2005. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. From the book, ""Jennet Conant captures all the exhilaration and drama of those perilous twenty-seven months at Los Alamos, a secret city cut off from the rest of society, ringed by barbed wire, where Oppenheimer and his young recruits lived as virtual prisoners of the U.S. government. With her dry humor and eye for detail, Conant chronicles the chaotic beginnings of Oppenheimer's by-the-seat-of-his-pants operation, where freshly minted secretaries and worldly scientists had to contend with living conditions straight out of pioneer days. Despite all the obstacles, Oppie managed to forge a vibrant community at Los Alamos through the sheer force of his personality. Dorothy, who fell for him at first sight, devoted herself to taking care of him and his crew and supported him through the terrifying preparations for the test explosion at Trinity and the harrowing aftermath of Hiroshima and Nagasaki."" Hard cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Book contains black & white photographs. Dust jacket in fair condition, has a two inch tear at the bottom front edge and a nick at the bottom back edge.

$8.00

Lee Considered: General Robert E. Lee and Civil War History (Civil War America)
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Lee Considered: General Robert E. Lee and Civil War History (Civil War America)

By Alan T. Nolan

The University of North Carolina Press, 1991. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. From the book, ""In' Lee Considered' Alan Nolan explores ... assumptions about Lee and the war through a rigorous reexamination of familiar and long-available historical sources, including Lee's personal and official correspondence and the large body of writing about Lee. Looking at this evidence in a critical way, Nolan concludes that there is little truth to the dogmas traditionally set forth about Lee and the war."" Hard cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Dust jacket in fair condition, has a nicks and chips at edges.

$7.00

The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power
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The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power

By David E. Sanger

Harmony books, 2009. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. From the book, ""The Inheritance"" takes readers to Afghanistan, where Bush never delivered on his promises for a Marshall Plan to rebuild the country, paving the way for the Taliban's return, It examines the chilling calculus of North Korea's Kim Jong-11, who built actual weapons of mass destruction in the same months that the Bush administration pursued phantoms in Iraq, then sold his nuclear technology in the Middle East in an operation the American intelligence apparatus missed. And it explores how China became one of the real winners of the Iraq war, using the past eight years to expand it influence in Asia, and lock up oil supplies in Africa while Washington was bogged down in the Middle East. Yet Sanger, a former foreign correspondent in Asia, sees enormous potential for the next administration to forge a partnership with Beijing on energy and the environment."" Hard cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. Book has a small remainder mark at bottom text. No other markings noted. Contains black and white and colored photographs. Dust jacket in very good condition. Stated First Edition.

$8.00

Viper Pilot - A Memoir of Air Combat
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Viper Pilot - A Memoir of Air Combat

By Dan Hampton

NY: HarperCollins Publishers, 2012. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. From the book, ""Sure to rank as one of the greatest aviation memoirs ever written, Viper Pilot is an Air Force Legend's thrilling eyewitness account of modern air warfare. With manned missions rapidly giving way to remote-controlled UAV drones, Viper Pilot may be the last memoir by a true hero of the skies. Gripping and irreverently humorous, it is an unforgettable look into the closed world of fighter pilots and modern air combat."" Hard cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Book has black and white photographs. Dust jacket in very good condition. Book has navy boards with silver lettering along spine. Stated First Edition.

$9.00

The Wild Blue Yonder and Beyond - The 95th Bomb Group in War and Peace
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The Wild Blue Yonder and Beyond - The 95th Bomb Group in War and Peace

By Bob Morris with Ian Hawkins

Washington, DC: Potomac Books, 2012. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. From the book, ""The Wild Blue Yonder and Beyond is the first book to cover a World War II bomb group from its inception through the present day. Utilizing interviews with nearly a hundred air war veterans, dozens of unpublished crew memoirs, all the bomb group's official mission reports from the National Archives, and nearly a hundred other sources, author Rob Morris (assisted by air war historian Ian Hawkins) provides a deep tactical and human understanding of the group. Also included are the stories of veterans' wives and families, who fought a different kind of war at home, and the residents of Horham, whose tiny English village was suddenly on the war's front lines."" Hard cover in very fine condition. Text block clean and tight. Book contains many black and white photographs. Book show some very light edgewear. No other markings noted. Dust jacket in very fine condition. Stated First Edition.

$20.00

Disaster at D-Day - The Gemans Defeat the Allies, June 1944
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Disaster at D-Day - The Gemans Defeat the Allies, June 1944

By Peter Tsouras

Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1994. Hardcover. Good/Fair. From the book, ""Disaster at D-Day, firmly based on fact, is a brilliant study of how a campaign could lead to unexpected results. Peter Tsouras introduces minor alterations at the start of the operation - the slight repositioning of a unit, the unlooked-for presence of a commander - and examines their effects as they gather momentum and impact upon all subsequent events. Without deviating from the genuine possibilities of the situation, he presents a campaign that keeps the reader guessing and changes the course of history."" Hard cover in good condition. Text block clean and tight. Book has a small bump at bottom of front cover. Book contains black and white photographs. Dust cover in fair/poor condition. It has a two inch tear at back cover (mended).

$7.00

The Aftermath : The Human and Ecological Consequences of Nuclear War
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The Aftermath : The Human and Ecological Consequences of Nuclear War

By Jeannie Peterson

NY: Pantheon Books, 1983. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. From the book, ""The Aftermath is the most significant, detailed, and wide-ranging scientific study yet undertaken of the possible global consequences of nuclear war. This project (based on a scenario in which less than half the nuclear weapons of the two superpowers are fired) gives us as precise an idea as humanly possible of what a post-nuclear world would be like. Some of its predictions include: 750 million immediate deaths (about half the populations of the cities attacked); a large but unknown number of additional deaths or injuries from fire and heat; 340 million seriously injured survivors, most of whom, in the absence of medical treatment, will die; about 20 percent of all other survivors so incapacitated by psychological conditions as to be unable to care for themselves or others."" Hard cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. Contains pictures and graphs throughout. No markings noted. Book has black boards with red lettering on front cover and along spine. Dust jacket in good condition. First American Edition

$25.00

Top Guns : America's Fighter Aces Tell Their Stories
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Top Guns : America's Fighter Aces Tell Their Stories

By Joe Foss and Mathew Brennan

NY: Pocket Books, 1991. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. From the book, ""They were the high-flying heroes who fought our wars, inspired the country, and left a proud legacy. Now America's greatest living fighter aces tell their personal stories--many for the first time--in this extraordinary record of aerial combat from World War I through Vietnam. Legendary World War II Marine ace Joe Foss and highly decorated Vietnam veteran and distinguished author Matthew Brennan bring together twenty-seven fighter pilots to create this astonishing volume of oral history. You are there, in the major theaters of four wars--in the cockpit, on life-or-death missions--seeing the enemy and the battle through the aces' eyes."" Hard cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. Contains black and white photographs. First Edition per number line. Dust jacket in very good condition, has a small nick at top of back cover.

$8.00

Pearl Harbor 1941: The Day of Infamy (Praeger Illustrated Military History)
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Pearl Harbor 1941: The Day of Infamy (Praeger Illustrated Military History)

By Carl Smith

Praeger, 2004. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. From the book, ""December 7, 1941, was one of the single most decisive days of World War II - the day that brought the USA into the fight. Six Japanese aircraft carriers disgorged their full complements in two waves on the superior US Pacific Fleet as it lay slumbering in Pearl Harbor. Depending on opposing viewpoints, the attack was either a brilliant maneuver of audacious strategy, or a piece of unparalleled villainy and deception by a supposedly friendly power. This book takes into account the latest research on the events of December 7, 1941, reveals several previously unknown aspects of the attack and dispels key myths that have been built up around the fateful day - a day, Franklin Delano Roosevelt declared, that would ""live in infamy"". Book has a glossy, hard pictorial cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Book contains black & white and colored photographs. First Edition per number line.

$15.00

The Navy Times Book of Submarines: A Political, Social, and Military History
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The Navy Times Book of Submarines: A Political, Social, and Military History

By Brayton Harris

Berkley Books, 1997. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good. From the book, ""Shattering long-held myths and misunderstandings, author Brayton Harris traces the development of the submarine through an era in which writers of fiction saw its merits better than most professionals--until the Germans almost won World War I. He covers the professional and political arrogance that delayed antisubmarine development for so long that German submarines almost won World War II as well--and examines post-war progress toward the truly awesome submarine of today."" Soft cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Book contains black & white photographs. Contains complete per number line.

$8.00

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