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Image for Hitler Victorious: Eleven Stories of the German Victory in World War II

Hitler Victorious: Eleven Stories of the German Victory in World War II

By: BENFORD, Gregory; GREENBERG, Martin (editors)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Garland Publishing, Inc.: 1986

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 79051

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Book club edition. A collection of science fiction stories sharing a common theme: What if Hitler had been victorious in WWII? With introduction by Norman Spinrad. --- In black paper-covered boards; jacket with illustration of a scowling Hitler on cover. --- A clean, firm copy in similar jacket. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 278 pages View more info

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Wanted! The Search for Nazis in America

By: Blum, Howard

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Quadrangle Books: 1977

Stock No.: 71290

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Story of Nazi refugees from WWII living in USA and the efforts to locate and prosecute them. In good shape; some evidence of exposure to dampness has caused minor rippling & staining. Price clipped DJ flap; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 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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Moscow 1941: A City and Its People at War

By: BRAITHWAITE, Rodric

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 2006

Edition: First US Edition

Stock No.: 82021

ISBN: 1400044308

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


First American edition of this examination of life in Moscow during World War II. Special attention is given to the 1941 Battle of Moscow, in which more Russians were killed than Britain and America combined lost in the entire war. With several maps and two sections of black & white plates. The author served as Britain's ambassador to Moscow from 1988 to 1992. --- In off-white paper-covered boards backed in black paper, with spine titling in silver. Dust jacket with photo of volunteers patrolling near the Kremlin. --- A very nice copy, clean, bright and newish but with remainder mark to lower ... 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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Invasion!

By: CHAMBERS, Whitman

Price: $35.50

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1943

Stock No.: 77699

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Stated First Edition, 1943. A wartime novel features an imagined invasion of Hollywood by Japanese forces. --- Former private library property, with rubberstamping to front free endpaper and tape adhesive remnants on covers and paste-downs. Lacks a dust jacket. In full green cloth-covered boards; publisher's red topstain. --- Overall, a firm copy but with minor wear to edges; and the damages mentioned from the private library. ; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 320 pages View more info

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My War: WW II - As Experienced by One Woman Soldier

By: CHRISMAN, Catherine (Bell)

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Denver, Maverick Publications: 1989

Stock No.: 77396

ISBN: 0929021223

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


The author served in the Women's Army Corps during World War II and shares many of her experiences here. With a lengthy section of b&w photos. --- A bright, clean, unmarked softcover in stiff yellow wraps. One cover corner is creased. ; 196 pages View more info

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Closing the Ring (The Second World War series, Volume 5 only)

By: CHURCHILL, Sir Winston S.

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1951

Edition: First US Edition

Stock No.: 80951

Condition: Very Good in Poor dust jacket


First U. S. Edition. Volume 5 only of Sir Winston Churchill's definitive history of World War II, which spans six volumes when complete. "Closing the Ring" is focused on the ever-tightening Allied encroachment on the Nazis and Hitler's Germany as well as the war in the Pacific Theatre. Dotted throughout with maps and diagrams. --- In salmon red full cloth with WSC facsimile signature in gilt on black cover block; spine titling in gilt and with orange topstain. Jacket features black & white photographic portrait of Churchill on back. Unlike many of these volumes, this is not the book cl... View more info

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Memories and Adventures

By: CHURCHILL, Winston

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Weidenfeld & Nicholson: 1989

Edition: First Printing

Stock No.: 71032

ISBN: 1555841686

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


First printing of First US Edition. In maroon half cloth and maroon paper-covered boards. Clean, bright, unmarked interior. Priceclipped dust jacket has minor scuffing, otherwise in good shape. Sir Winston's grandson shares memories of his days with his famous grandfather and father. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 261 pages View more info

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Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat: The Speeches of Winston Churchill

By: CHURCHILL, Winston S.; CANNADINE, David (editor)

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1989

Edition: First American Edition

Stock No.: 71035

ISBN: 0395517443

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Stated first American edition. The stirring oratory of Sir Winston Churchill roused the British people and their future allies during the dark days of World War II in 1940 and 1941. Those speeches are reprinted here, along with samplings of his speeches from earlier in his career and later years. The speeches were edited by Churchill scholar David Cannadine, who supplies an introduction. Includes a section of black & white photos; indexed. --- In green paper-covered boards backed in black cloth, with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket features photo of Sir Winston making an address with severa... View more info

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Corelli's Mandolin

By: De BERNIÈRES, Louis

Price: $19.00

Publisher: New York, Pantheon Books: 1994

Edition: First American Edition

Stock No.: 41275

ISBN: 0679436448

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


A first printing of the stated first American edition of this novel of World War II. Set on the Greek island of Cephallonia, the story revolves around the local residents' reaction to the occupation of their island by Italian soldiers. This work was originally titled "Captain Corelli's Mandolin" when first published in the U.K., and it used the original title when made into a 2001 movie starring Nicolas Cage and Penelope Cruz. --- In black paper-covered boards backed in black cloth; gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket with black & white photographic portrait of the author to back flap. ... 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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Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

By: FRANK, Anne

Price: $49.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1965]

Stock No.: 81155

ISBN: 0394604512

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Anne Frank's World War II diary described the plight of her Jewish family and herself as they hid from the occupying Nazis in Amsterdam before they were caught and taken to a concentration camp. Many in the outside world learned of the plight of holocaust victims through this work. Translated from the Dutch by B. M. Mooyaart-Doubleday and with an introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt. --- In Toledano spine 15 / brown paper-covered boards / minimalist gilt-stamped spine titling / perfect bound (not stitched) / plain style F endpapers / plain tan style p dust jacket / verso blank. Likely published c... View more info

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The Polish Officer

By: FURST, Alan

Price: $37.50

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1995

Stock No.: 82295

ISBN: 067941312X

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Second printing of the author's novel, which is centered around a Polish officer in the early days of World War II. The officer, Captain Milja, works with the Polish underground to thwart the Nazi invaders. --- In black paper-covered boards backed in black cloth, with silver spine titling. Jacket features image of a shadowy night-time figure. --- A sound, unmarked, tightly-bound copy but with a little loss to spine titling. Price-clipped jacket is bright and intact.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); (6), 325 pages View more info

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Spies of the Balkans

By: FURST, Alan

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82867

ISBN: 1400066034

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A stated first edition of the author's novel, which is centered around spies and intrigue in the northern Grecian city of Salonika in the early days of World War II. With map of Europe showing escape route from Berlin to Salonika, via the Danube and railroads. --- In full black paper-covered boards with spine titling in gilt. Jacket features image of a man and a woman having a covert street meeting. --- A sound, unmarked, tightly-bound copy lacking damages worthy of mention. Unclipped jacket is bright and intact, tiny bruise to corner, else undamaged.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); (10), 325... View more info

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Blood of Victory

By: FURST, Alan

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82868

ISBN: 0375505741

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A stated first edition of the author's novel, which is centered around spies and intrigue in the early days of World War II as British spies tried to thwart the export of Roumanian oil to Nazi Germany. With map of southeastern Europe. --- In full black paper-covered boards with spine titling in gilt. Jacket features shadowy image of a ship at sea. --- A sound, unmarked, tightly-bound copy lacking damages worthy of mention. Price-clipped jacket is bright and intact but with slight rubbing.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); (10), 237 pages 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

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


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. --- A rather abused copy with tears and soiling to cloth and soiling to textblock edges and some leaves; otherwise a tight, f... 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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The Wall [Warsaw Ghetto]

By: HERSEY, John

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1950

Stock No.: 31255

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Stated sixth printing of John Hersey's novel, centered around the brave Jewish men and women who were brutalized by the Nazi regime in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II. --- In full green cloth-covered boards with Star of David and castellated design blindstamped to cover, gilt-stamped spine titling and blue topstain. Jacket features wrap-around George Salter color illustration. --- With a little age-toning to covers and scratches to top of textblock; else a clean, tightly-bound copy. Unclipped jacket with chips, tears and toning but mostly intact and protected in removable clear mylar wra... View more info

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Churchill A Biography

By: Jenkins, Roy

Price: $15.50

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2001

Edition: Sixth Printing

Stock No.: 71393

ISBN: 0374123543

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Large volume covers Sir Winston's incredible life in considerable detail. In black paperboard cover. Spine information in bright gilt; stated 6th printing on publisher's pg. DJ in great shape, slight stains back and in Brodart protector. ; Thick 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 1002 pages View more info

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Churchill: A Biography

By: Jenkins, Roy

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Plume/Penguin: 2002

Stock No.: 60155

ISBN: 0452283523

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


A thick, tight paperbound copy of author's biography of Winston Churchill. A clean, bright copy, with 1001 pgs. with lots of photos (including a section of Mr Churchill's paintings in full color) and index. A comprehensive biography of the late British Prime Minister and author, who led Britain through World War II. ; 60155; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 1001 pages 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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The Good German: A Novel

By: KANON, Joseph

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Company: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 83321

ISBN: 0805064222

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Stated first edition. This work is set in the post-war Berlin of 1945. Amidst the desolation and aftermath of wartime corruption, an American reporter investigates the murder of an American soldier. With maps of Greater Berlin to endpapers. --- In tan and brown paper-covered boards with titling in gilt to spine. Dust jacket features Marion Ettlinger photographic portrait of the author to back flap. --- With a tiny remainder mark to textblock lower edge, otherwise a bright, tightly-bound, sound copy. Unclipped jacket with a little rubbing, otherwise bright and damage-free.; Tall Octavo - 9 to 1... View more info

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Comedy in a Minor Key A Novel

By: KEILSON, Hans

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2010

Stock No.: 82369

ISBN: 0374126755

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


An English-language edition of the acclaimed novella by Hans Keilson, set during World War II. In this story, a Dutch couple take in a Jew and hide him from the Nazis, who have overrun their town. During his stay, the guest dies of natural causes, making the disposal of his body a major issue. Translated from the German by Damion Searls. --- In full black paper-covered boards with titling stamped in silver to spine. Jacket with night-time image of park benches to cover. --- An excellent copy: clean, bright and unmarked. Unclipped jacket also in excellent condition and protected in removable m... View more info

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A Man Without Breath: A Bernie Gunther Novel

By: KERR, Philip

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, A Marian Wood Book / G. P. Putman's Sons: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82870

ISBN: 0399160795

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A first edition of the author's gripping novel in which his Bernie Gunther character investigates aspects of the the Katyn Massacre near Smolensk during World War II. --- In blue and black paper-covered boards with spine titling in gilt. Jacket features Phil Wilkinson photographic portrait of the author to back panel. --- A clean, bright, tightly-bound copy lacking damages worthy of mention; in similar, unclipped jacket.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); (8), 465 pages View more info

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The Other Side of Silence: A Bernie Gunther Novel

By: KERR, Philip

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, A Marian Wood Book / G. P. Putman's Sons: 2016

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82871

ISBN: 0399177043

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


A first edition of the author's gripping novel in which his Bernie Gunther character investigates an attempt to blackmail the author W. Somerset Maugham at the French resort town of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat in 1956. --- In pale blue and black paper-covered boards with spine titling in gilt. Jacket features Phil Wilkinson photographic portrait of the author to back panel. --- A clean, bright, tightly-bound copy lacking damages worthy of mention. Unclipped jacket with small tear to top edge, else bright and newish.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); (12), 400 pages View more info

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The End: The Defiance and Destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1944-1945

By: KERSHAW, Ian

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New York, The Penguin Press: 2011

Stock No.: 82288

ISBN: 1594203148

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A second printing of the U.S. edition of the author's examination of the last days of Germany's Third Reich. Ian Kershaw's comprehensive biographies of Adolph Hitler have been highly praised. With numerous maps and black & white photos. --- In red and black paper-covered boards with author initials and titling stamped in silver to cover and spine. Jacket featurees a snowy war scene photo on cover. --- A clean, bright, tightly-bound copy lacking damages worthy of mention. Unclipped jacket with small tear to lower edge, slight soiling & slight creasing to edges, else in great shape.; Octavo (8 t... View more info

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Winston Churchill: A Biography (Second Edition Enlarged)

By: KRAUS, René

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott Company: 1941

Stock No.: 71157

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


A second, enlarged edition of René Kraus's biography of Sir Winston Churchill. Mr. Kraus uses rather elegant, sweeping language (sometimes tending toward hagiography) to describe the momentous events of Churchill's life, from childhood through the ascendancy of Churchill to the Prime Ministership in 1940. Includes 12 plates bearing b&w photos with images from the subject's life, including frontis photographic portrait of Sir Winston. Indexed. --- In red cloth-covered boards with titling in red on gilt cover and spine blocks; red topstain. Volume has no dust jacket. --- A clean, unmarked, tig... View more info

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The World War II 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Figures of the Second World War

By: LANGER, Howard J.

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, New Page Books/Career Press, Inc.: 2002

Stock No.: 79085

ISBN: 1564145069

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Biographical sketches, from 1 to 100, of influential World War II personages. Each profile is accompanied by a black & white photo. --- In full black and blue paper-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket with composite photo of leading figures of the war. --- With light chafing to front cover edge and slight discoloration to covers; textblock is firm, bright and unmarked. Jacket with scratches to front cover; is otherwise bright and intact. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 335 pages View more info

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Roosevelt and Churchill, 1939-1941: The Partnership That Saved the West

By: LASH, Joseph P.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Co. , Inc.: 1976

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 71403

ISBN: 0393055949

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Full-sized book club edition. Examination of relationship between Sir Winston and FDR in a good copy. In full red cloth covers with European maps (front endpapers) and Pacific theatre maps (back endpapers) as well as a section of b&w photos in mid-volume. Dust wrapper chipped at edges and in removable mylar protector.; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 528 pages View more info

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Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years

By: Le VIEN, Jack; LORD, John

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Bernard Geis Associates: 1962

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 50330

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Book club edition. A "dramatic narrative" of some of the major events of World War II, as described by Sir Winston Churchill in his famous 6-volume series "The Second World War". Jack Le Vien conceived and designed the popular television series, "The Valiant Years". His co-author John Lord served in the Highland Division of the British Army. Includes maps by Liam Dunne, including the European Theatre and Pacific Theatre at front and back endpapers, repectively. --- In blue and black paper-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling and gilt-stamped stars to cover; re... View more info

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American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur, 1880-1964

By: MANCHESTER, William

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown & Company: 1978

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 82859

ISBN: 0316544981

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


A full-sized book club edition of this detailed and extensive biography of five-star General Douglas MacArthur of the U.S. Army. General MacArthur served in the Pacific Theater in World War II and rose to the rank of General of the Army. He also served in World War I, the Korean War, was superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and was awarded the Medal of Honor. With dozens of black & white photos and ten pages of maps. Chronology of the General's life at endpapers. --- In full black cloth-covered boards with star-festooned laurel wreath in blind to cover, along with author's... View more info

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Cakes and Ale (Modern Library #270.1)

By: MAUGHAM, W. Somerset

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library / Random House: [c.1963]

Stock No.: 83449

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


A Modern Library reprint edition of Somerset Maugham's 1930 novel, which is centered around his Rosie Driffield character. Per the jacket flap, this is the author's favorite of his novels. Includes a special introduction for this edition by Mr. Maugham. --- In Toledano spine 10 / green cloth / ML hex logo blindstamped to front cover / gilt-stamped spine titling / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style i, verso lists ML titles, but no total number. Likely published c.1963 (though 1950 date appears in book). ML #270.1. --- A clean, bright, tightly-bound copy, but with discreet pencilings on perhaps ... View more info

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Back Home

By: MAULDIN, Bill

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, William Sloane Associates: 1947

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 82860

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Book club edition. Bill Mauldin was a much admired 'soldier-cartoonist' who conveyed the realities of World War II back to the USA with his humorous cartoons. Upon returning home at war's end, he attempted to portray life at home in words and cartoons in this lighthearted work. --- In full green and black paper-covered boards with white spine titling. Jacket with photographic portrait of the author to back panel. --- A clean, tightly-bound, unmarked copy but with slight yellowing to leaves. Dust jacket with chipping and small tears along edges (many tape-repaired), spots of soiling to back pan... View more info

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History of World War II: Armed Services Memorial Edition (Salesman's Dummy)

By: MILLER, Francis Trevelyan

Price: $32.00

Publisher: [Philadelphia], The John C. Winston Company: 1945

Stock No.: 78526

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A slim pre-publication salesman's dummy (mock-up) of a work which eventually was published at about 966 pages. Includes sections bearing b&w photos, descriptions of campaigns and battles, blank service record pages (likely for returning veterans), color frontis Iwo Jima flag-raising photo, and blanks at rear of volume for the salesman to record orders. --- In full navy cloth-covered boards w/elaborate gilt-stamped decorations and titling on cover; mock-up of gilt-stamped spine embossed to rear cover. Irregularly paginated, but runs about 40-50 pages. --- With just a little discoloration and ch... View more info

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The River Line

By: MORGAN, Charles

Price: $16.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1949

Stock No.: 73129

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


Novel set against the events of World War II in a very handsome copy. In full green cloth on board covers. Top corners bumped. Interior slightly yellowed but lacking inkings or markings. Dust jacket w/2 in. tear at head of spine; other chips & sm. tears and in removable mylar protector. Orig. 8s.6d. flap price intact. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 234 pages 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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The Bunker: The History of the Reich Chancellery Group

By: O'DONNELL, James P.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1978

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 41059

ISBN: 0395257190

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


A full-sized book club edition of James P. O'Donnell's account of the last days of Adolph Hitler and his Third Reich regime in Berlin in the waning days of war in the European Theatre. Hitler held court in an underground maze of concrete tunnels and caves, surrounded by a contingent of hangers-on. Per a jacket blurb, Hitler was surrounded by a group of ". . .psychopaths, quasi-criminals and looneys who made up the entourage around Germany's demon king." With a section of black & white photos of some of these sycophants and a map of central Berlin. --- In black cloth-covered boards with... 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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Stalin's Folly: The Tragic First Ten Days of World War II on the Eastern Front

By: PLESHAKOV, Constantine

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82022

ISBN: 0618367012

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


First edition of author's account of the first ten days after Nazi Germany invaded Russia during World War II, during which the Soviet leader Joseph Stalin essentially took no action. The result was the Russian army lost hundreds of thousands. With three maps and a section of black & white plates. --- In black paper-covered boards with spine titling in gilt. Dust jacket with photo of soldiers on the attack. --- A very nice copy: clean, bright and newish. Price-clipped jacket is otherwise undamaged.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); (10), 326 pages View more info