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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


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


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


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


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


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


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... View more info

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Lockheed SR-71: The Secret Missions Exposed

By: CRICKMORE, Paul F.

Price: $31.50

Publisher: London, Osprey Aerospace: 1993

Stock No.: 77233


The ultra-fast SR-71 was used as a surveillance platform up to its retirement date in 1990. This work details missions of this USAF plane, as described by former crewmen. With over 200 photos, many in color. With drawings, charts and index. --- A clean, firm, bright copy with previous owner's signature on front free endpaper, dog-eared page corners, and with page 3/4 torn out but present. Jacket is very nice. ; Osprey Modern Military; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; x,... 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


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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The Encyclopedia of Aircraft of WWII

By: EDEN, Paul (general editor)

Price: $36.50

Publisher: London, Amber Books: 2004

Stock No.: 77786


This hefty work provides details on the major aircraft used in the war, along with over 1500 drawings and photos of the planes and the airmen who flew them. Details such as actions involving specific aircraft, powerplants, performance, weights, dimensions and armaments are provided. The information is arranged alphabetically by manufacturer or plane name and includes Axis equipment. --- Quarto: about 12 in. tall. In red pictorial hardcovers with images of planes on front... 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


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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When Titans Clashed: How the Red Army Stopped Hitler

By: GLANTZ, David M.; HOUSE, Jonathan M.

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Lawrence, University Press of Kansas: 1995

Stock No.: 81943


A first printing of this account of the Eastern Front conflicts between Nazi Germany and the forces of Soviet Russia in World War II, resulting in the defeat of Germany. With numerous maps and a section of plates at mid-book depicting scenes from the war. An entry in publisher's series: Modern War Studies. --- In black paper-covered boards with spine titling stamped in gilt. Jacket features black & white photo of Russian soldiers raising the hammer and sickle above a hi... View more info

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Lords of the Sky: Fighter Pilots and Air Combat, from the Red Baron to the F-16

By: HAMPTON, Dan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 80109


First Edition. The author, himself a veteran fighter pilot, details the history of these aviators. With a section of black and white plates at mid-volume. --- In blue paper-covered boards with silver-stamped spine titling. Jacket features color action painting by John Shaw. --- With prior owner's sticker to front free endpaper, else a clean, bright, newish copy. Unclipped jacket with a little creasing to edges, else undamaged.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); x, 623 pag... View more info

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Men at War: The Best War Stories of All Time

By: HEMINGWAY, Ermest (editor)

Price: $35.50

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers: 1942

Stock No.: 79344


A hefty collection of essays, articles, short stories and other historical accounts examining the topic of warfare from multiple perspectives in this 1942 hardcover edition. 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 faded gilt-stamped spine titling; yellow topstain. Lacks the dust jacket. ... 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


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 yello... 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


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


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


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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Hitler's Italian Allies: Royal Armed Forces, Fascist Regime, and the War of 1940-1943

By: KNOX, MacGregor

Price: $20.50

Publisher: Cambridge, England, Cambridge University Press: 2000

Edition: First American Edition

Stock No.: 79082


This scholarly work ". . .tries to explain why the Italian armed forces and the Fascist regime were so remarkably ineffective at an activity - war - central to their existence." With map of the Meditteranean area at front of volume. --- In black paper-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket with black & white photo of Hitler and Mussolini on cover. --- A bright, crisp, newish, likely unread copy. Jacket with the merest rubbing; else bright and un... View more info

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Historic Submarines

By: LIPSCOMB, F. W.

Price: $13.50

Publisher: New York, Praeger Publishers: 1970

Stock No.: 78107


A look at these underwater craft, with drawings, photos and charts. 16 full-page color plates of historic subs by Malcolm McGregor in a section at the rear. --- This perfect bound (glued, not sewn) hardcover with several detached leaves (presumably due to hardening & cracking of the glue). Jacket in good shape. (This volume is damaged, and is priced accordingly.); Folio 13" - 23" tall; 35, (34) 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


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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The Armada

By: MATTINGLY, Garrett

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1959

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 80860


Stated fifth printing, copyright page of this book club edition of author's account of the lead-up and eventual defeat of the Spanish Armada by the Royal Navy in 1588. The author presents the story from alternating Spanish and English points of view. With maps at endpapers, 2 additional maps and two sections of plates bearing black & white illustrations. Indexed. --- In full red cloth-covered boards with titling and illustrations in pale yellow on covers and spines. Jack... 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


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


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'... 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


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... 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


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


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 slig... View more info

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United States Destroyer Operations in World War II

By: ROSCOE, Theodore

Price: $38.00

Publisher: Annapolis, Naval Institute Press: 1953

Stock No.: 78712


A hefty, comprehensive summary of the U. S. Navy's destroyer operations in World War II, presented in a patriotic post-war tone. Designed and illustrated by Lieut. Comdr. Fred Freeman, U.S.N.R. Research and technical editing by Rear Admiral Thomas L. Wattles, U.S. Navy (Retired). With dozens of maps, black & white illustrations & photos, charts, tables and other diagrams. Includes technical data such as listings of ships lost in the war. --- In ivory cloth, with titling ... 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


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


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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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


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 & rubbersta... View more info

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The Lucky Bag: The Annual of the Brigade of Midshipmen United States Naval Academy, 1916

By: The Class of 1916 (editors); HUSSEY Jr., G. F.

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, A. H. Sickler Company: 1916

Stock No.: 79481


A solid copy of the "yearbook" of the U. S. Naval Academy, for the date 1916. Includes personal profiles of the midshipmen, and many stories and other highlights of the year at the Academy. Among the 1916 graduates of the USNA was Admiral Arthur William Radford, who later served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1953-1957. With a section of vintage advertisements by supporters of the Academy at rear of volume. --- In dark brown leather-covered boards... View more info

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Korean Tales

By: VOORHEES, Melvin B.

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1952

Stock No.: 74547


First Edition, with small card requesting a book review from publisher. In maroon full cloth-covered boards with titling and author's facsimile signature on cover and spine. Interior with full-page frontis map of Korea (repeated on back of jacket). Cover with rubbing and superficial scratches; interior clean and bright. Jacket has chafing at crease points and edges; bears orig. $3 flap price and in mylar protector. --- From the jacket: 'This book is packed with outspoken... View more info