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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

The Devil Soldier: The Story of Frederick Townsend Ward, The Most Honored and Controversial American in Chinese History
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The Devil Soldier: The Story of Frederick Townsend Ward, The Most Honored and Controversial American in Chinese History

By Caleb Carr

New York: Random House, 1992. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Stated First Edition. No number line; no other printings noted. Hard cover in very good condition with maroon boards; black spine cloth with copper gilt lettering; author's initials copper gilt on front board. Bottom corner where the front board meets the spine has a large ""bump"" (see below on same bump to DJ.) Black from the spine clloth stained an inch or so of the bottom text block. The front end papers show map of ""The Yangtze Delta"" and ""The Shanghai Area;"" same repeated on rear end papers. Frontispiece is a portrait of Frederick Townsend Ward (1831-1862) from the Essex Institute in Salem, MA. Interior text block clean & tight; no writing; no markings to note. 366 numbered pages. Contains a section of 8 leaves / 16 pages of glossy black & white photographs. Concludes with a 'Cast of Characters' listed by American, British, French, and Chinese; a section of Notes to the Chapters and an extensive Index. Dust jacket in good condition; mild shelf & edge wear; loss of paper on front bottom by spine (see photo) which corresponds to the underlying dent noted above. Not price clipped (U.S.A. $25.00) From the front jacket flap, ""A soldier of fortune who became a military genius of astounding virtuosity, American adventurer Frederick Townsend Ward fought with William Walker in Mexico and in the French army in the Crimean War. But it was in China - a country that had always exercised a powerful hold over him - that Ward would conduct one of the most extraordinary military campaigns in history.""

$8.00

From War to War: the Arab-Israeli confrontation, 1948-1967 : a study of the conflict from the perspective of coercion in the context of inter-Arab and big power relations

By Nadav Safran

New York: Pegasus, 1969. Soft cover. Very Good. Soft cover in very good condition. Text block clean & tight; no writing; no markings noted. Side text block edges show light age toning/dust dulling. Wraps solid but show shelf & edge wear, rubbing. Large one inch dent / chip at top of spine but area is solid from original spine glue or former owners repair. 464 numbered pages.Concludes with three detailed Appendices: Sources, Methods, Comments, The Armed Forces of Egypt, Syria, Jordan, and Israel on the Eve of the War, The Opponents Military Hardware, and an extensive Index.

$6.00

A Hundred Miles of Bad Road: An Armored Cavalryman in Vietnam, 1967-68
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A Hundred Miles of Bad Road: An Armored Cavalryman in Vietnam, 1967-68

By Dwight W. Birdwell; Keith William Nolan

Novato, California: Presidio Press, 1997. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First Edition: no other printings noted. Hard cover in fine condition with black boards & gold gilt spine lettering. Interior text block clean & tight with no writing, no markings noted. Dust jacket in fine condition. no price on front flap. 218 numbered pages. Concludes with an Epilogue updating the lives of many who served in the unit, an Appendix listing those Killed in Action, a Glossary of military terms and abbreviations. Contains 16 pages of black & white photographs. From the jacket back a review by Al Santoli, ""A riveting, gut-wrenching account of the lives of the young American soldiers whose courage was forged by the intense firefights and pitched battles of the Tet Offensive in Vietnam. Dwight Birdwell is a true American hero and Keith William Nolan is among the premier historians of the Vietnam War.""

$15.00

Peleliu: 1944

By Gailey, Harry A.

Annapolis, Maryland: The Nautical & Aviation Publishing Company of Amnerica, 1983. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. Front flap: BCE. Hard cover in very good condition with red boards and gold gilt spine lettering. Interior text block clean & tight with no writing, no markings noted. Dust jacket in fair condition: shelf & edge wear, rubbing on the folds, chips, loss at head & heel of spine & top & bottom of folds. Section of 4 leaves (8 pages) contain black & white photographs. Concludes with Appendix A: Marine Task Organization and Command List; Footnotes; Biliography; and an Index. 212 numbered pages. From the front jacket, ""The goal was control of a tiny airstrip built by the Japanese on the island of Peleliu in the Central Pacific. The invasion was set for September, after the capture of Saipan, Tinian, and Guam. The planning was begun. ... The author takes a critical new look at the entire campaign from the earliest planning to its conclusion, incorporating information from recently translated Japanese documents, interviews with veterans, and extensive new archival research, setting the battle for Peleliu into the context of the larger war.""

$10.00

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

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

Company Command - The Bottom Line

By John G. Meyer, Jr.

Alexandria, VA: Byrrd Enterprises, Inc., 1996. Soft cover. Very Good. This is the book that shows how to...*Start off running when you take command, *Identify and complete your most important tasks, *Find help and avoid mistakes, *Make a winning leadership team with your first sergeant, *Solve training, supply, personnel, maintenance, and military justice problems, *Set new directions for your company, *Build confidence and command with authority....and does it in plain English. Soft cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. Book contains some underlining and has a couple of black marks on bottom text. No other markings noted.

$10.00

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

The Pentagon's Brain: An Uncensored History of DARPA, America's Top-Secret Military Research Agency

By Annie Jacobsen

Little, Brown and Company, 2015. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good. From the book, ""In this penetrating history of the Defense Department's most secret, most powerful, and most controversial military science R&D agency, Annie Jacobsen draws on inside sources, exclusive interviews, private documents, and declassified memos to paint a picture of ""the Pentagon's brain"" from its Cold War inception in 1958 to the present. This is the essential book on DARPA-- a compelling narrative about the clandestine intersection of science and the American military and the often jaw-dropping, futuristic, and frightening results."" Soft cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Book has many black & white photographs. First Edition per number line.

$12.00

88 Days to Kandahar: A CIA Diary
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88 Days to Kandahar: A CIA Diary

By Robert L. Grenier

New York: Simon & Schuster, 2015. Hardcover. As New/As New. Fifth Printing. Hard cover in fine condition - appears new & unread. Dark mustard colored boards with black spine cloth containing gilt spine lettering.Interior text block clean & tight; no markings. Dust jacket likewise in fine condition; not price clipped ($28.00.) From the front jacket flap, ""88 Days in Kandahar is the improbable, true story of America's first wa in Afghanistan. Robert Grenier's war plan after 9/11, approved by President George W. Bush, led to a ""final"" but fleeting victory Grenier relives the ""southern campaign,"" a CIA war, which drove al-Qa'ida and the Taliban from its capital, Kandahar, in just 88 days. ... Future success against international terrorism, Grenier concludes, will require relearning the lessons of our defeat of the Taliban.""

$10.00

The Unforgiving Minute: A Soldier's Education
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The Unforgiving Minute: A Soldier's Education

By Craig M. Mullaney

NY: The Penguin Press, 2009. Soft cover. Very Good/Very Good. Form the book, ""Mallaney's education, the four years he spent at West Point and the harrowing test of Ranger School, readied him for a career in the Army. His subsequent experience as a Rhodes scholar at Oxford couldn't have been further from the Army and his working-class roots, and yet the unorthodox education he received there would be surprisingly relevant as a combat leader. Written with unflinching honesty, 'The Unforgiving Minute' is an unforgettable portrait of a young soldier grappling with the weight of his hard-earned knowledge, while at last coming to terms with what it means to be a man."" Hard cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. Former owner's name on front fly leaf. Book contains black and white photographs. Dust jacket in very good condition. Book has a remainder mark on the bottom text block. First Edition per number line.

$7.00

Brotherhood of Arms: General Dynamics and the Business of Defending America

By Jacob Goodwin

New York: Times Books, 1985. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 2nd Printing From the book, ""Brotherhood of Arms"" is the story of General Dynamics, the most controversial defense contractor in the United States [written in 1985.] It is also a fascinating insider's look at the vitally important weapons industry GD has come to dominate."" Hard cover in very good condition with black boards and beige spine cloth containing gold-gilt spine lettering. Two stray red ink lines on bottom front of spine cloth (not a remainder mark.) On the front free end paper there is a ghost left from an old one inch x half inch sticker that fell off. Other than that, text block clean & tight with no other marks or writing to note. Dust jacket very good; not price clipped ($18.95.) Concludes wth a Chronology of General Dynamics, a Glossary, Notes to the Chapters, and an Index. 419 numbered pages. Stated First Edition; 2nd Printing per number line.

$10.00

Will They Ever Trust Us Again? - Letters From the War Zone
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Will They Ever Trust Us Again? - Letters From the War Zone

By Michael Moore

NY: Simon and Shuster, 2004. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. From the book, ""Michael Moore has been an outspoken critic of the Bush administration and the war in Iraq. But in this book, Moore gives the spotlight to the real heroes of protest: the men and women who have fought in Iraq and want the American public to know how they feel about their mission and their commander in chief. Moore also fields letters from veterans of other wars and mothers, wives, and siblings of our soldiers in the field. They also express their anger and frustration, their tears and pain and their hopes and prayers."" Hard cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Dust jacket in very good condition. First Edition per number line.

$7.00

Road to Baghdad: Behind Enemy Lines: The Adventures of an American Soldier in the Gulf War
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Road to Baghdad: Behind Enemy Lines: The Adventures of an American Soldier in the Gulf War

By Martin Stanton

NY: Ballantine Books, 2003. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. From the book, ""Iraq's Gulf War had begun--and in the Kuwait City Sheraton, overlooking the entire western part of town, the United States had an army officer sitting in the front row. As bullets smacked into the hotel's facade, Stanton wasted no time grabbing his international calling card and phoning in intelligence reports to his superiors. He noted the arrival of the first tanks and their strategic deployment--to places with the most shade--as well as the Sheraton's transition from hotel to Iraqi military headquarters. From the top floor of the hotel, Stanton would scour the surrounding streets with his binoculars, then descend to the lobby, where he'd lounge around the door of the Iraqi command post's map room--conveniently and comfortably converted from the Sheraton's conference room--gleaning what he could. Without a doubt, the Pentagon had scored a major coup..."" Hard cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Dust jacket in very good condition.

$10.00

Danger and Survival; Choices About the Bomb in the First Fifty Years

By McGeorge Bundy

NY: Random House, 1988. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. From the book, ""Bundy gives particular attention to the most dangerous confrontations of the two superpowers--Khrushchev's challenges in Berlin and the Cuban missile crisis. As John F. Kennedy's assistant for national security, he was intensely engaged in both crises. He reveals new facts about the choices made by both leaders and how their understanding of nuclear danger led them--indeed, the entire world--through moments of great uncertainty to peaceful resolution."" Hard cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Dust jacket in very good condition, has small chips at top corners. Stated First Edition.

$13.00

The Mission: Waging War and Keeping Peace with America's Military
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The Mission: Waging War and Keeping Peace with America's Military

By Dana Priest

NY: W.W. Norton & Company, 2003. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. From the book, ""The Mission"" is a boots-on-the-ground account of America's growing dependence on the military to manage world affairs. It describes a clash of culture and purpose through the eyes of soldiers and officers themselves. In the aftermath of September 11, this trend has only accelerated, as the country turns to its warriors to solve the complex international challenges ahead. People in the military understand that they are on an unheralded, unnamed mission--The Mission--one largely unknown to most Americans."" Hard cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Book contains black and white photographs. Dust jacket in very good condition. Stated First Edition.

$9.00

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