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Image for A GLORIOUS WAY TO DIE The Kamikaze Mission of the Battleship Yamato, April 1945

A GLORIOUS WAY TO DIE The Kamikaze Mission of the Battleship Yamato, April 1945

By: Spurr, Russell

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Newmarket Press, 1981

Edition: First Edition


DJ yellowed. Boards show slight dampstaining, not affecting text ; The biggest battleship ever built, the Yamamoto was pressed into service to carry out kamikaze missions once the war situation for the Japanese became desperate ; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 341 pages View more info

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A LITERARY JOURNEY Through Wartime Britain

By: Ward, A. C.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press, 1943


Barely visible brown spots to boards. Bookplate. Former owner's name on first blank page. A few tipped in newspaper articles, some of which left a brown shadow ; How WWII affected the British literary community. In VG- slipcase with part of top edge missing ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo; 96 pages View more info

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A NEW SYSTEM OF SWORD EXERCISE FOR INFANTRY

By: Burton, Richard F.

Price: $9,000.00

Publisher: London, William Clowes and Sons, 1876


Boards lightly worn and with light waterstains. Front hinge started and with binding not tight. Small stamp on title page ; The rarest Burton! ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 59 pages View more info

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A TIME FOR ANGELS A Tragicomic History of the League of Nations

By: Bendiner, Elmer

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1975

Edition: First Edition


DJ shows slight wear and slight dampstaining which bleeds through to the front board a little, not affecting text ; The ultimately dashed dream of US President Woodrow Wilson; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 441,xviii pages View more info

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ADVENTURE

By: Seely, J. E. B.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Frederick A. Stokes, 1930

Edition: First American Edition


Spine ends lightly rubbed; 8vo; 326 pages View more info

Image for AGENT ZIGZAG A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal

AGENT ZIGZAG A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal

By: MacIntyre, Ben

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Harmony Books, 2007

Edition: First Edition


Eddie Chapman--criminal, con man, philanderer---Double Agent. Working for the German Abwehr and the British MI5. The Nazis gave him the Iron Cross and the British gave him a full pardon, and he lived until 1997. That's hard to do! ; 8vo; 364 pages View more info

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ALPINI IN RUSSIA SUL DON 1942-1943

By: Barilli, Manlio

Price: $750.00

Publisher: Milano, Edizioni Ciarrocca, 1954


Boards are not flat due to a binding error. Pages a bit browned. ; Rebound in green leather with decorative blindstamped pattern. Gilt spine lettering, gilt spine design and three raised bands. New marbled endpapers. Nicely INSCRIBED in blue ink by someone in the rank of "Gen. Col. Degli Alpini" on front endpaper. INSCRIBED to Juan Peron when president of Argentina (December 1954) ; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 229 pages View more info

Image for AMERICA AND ASIA Problems of Today's War and the Peace of Tomorrow

AMERICA AND ASIA Problems of Today's War and the Peace of Tomorrow

By: Lattimore, Owen

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Claremont, Friends of the Colleges At Claremont, 1943

Edition: First Edition


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 52 pages View more info

Image for AMERICA'S RETREAT FROM VICTORY The Story of George Catlett Marshall

AMERICA'S RETREAT FROM VICTORY The Story of George Catlett Marshall

By: McCarthy, Joseph R.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Devin-Adair Company, 1954


Slightly abridged text of a speech Senator McCarthy gave regarding the life and career of George Marshall, who was considered by the Senator to be a communist sympathizer and anti-American. This despite Marshall's 1953 Nobel Peace Prize and McCarthy's imminent disgrace. Marshall did come in for some criticism for the lackluster performance of his plan to rotate and replace troops in the field but in any event Harry Truman felt that Marshall had made the greatest contribu... View more info

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ARMIES IN REVOLUTION

By: Ellis, John

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press, 1974


Light wear to DJ; Revolutionary armies are different--they are motivated by ideology or money, they are amateurs possibly lacking in military discipline. This book examines these troops along those lines, postulating the only Mao Tse-Tung was able to maintain such an army over an extended period of time ; 8vo; 278 pages View more info

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ASSIGNMENT TO CATASTROPHE [VOLUME TWO ONLY] The Fall of France June 1940

By: Spears, Edward L.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, A. A. Wyn, 1955


Top corners lightly bumped, along with the first few pages. Wear with chipping to DJ along with small open tears; The second volume of the story of the occupation of France at the outset of WWII, starting June 1, 1940; 8vo; 333 pages View more info

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BETRAYAL FROM THE EAST The Inside Story of Japanese Spies in America

By: Hynd, Alan

Price: $70.00

Publisher: New York, Robert M. McBride & Company, 1943

Edition: First Edition


Wear with open tears to DJ; INSCRIBED, lengthily, to front free endpaper by author. stated first edition ; 8vo; 287 pages View more info

Image for BITTER VICTORY The Battle for Sicily, 1943

BITTER VICTORY The Battle for Sicily, 1943

By: D'Este, Carlo

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton, 1988

Edition: First American Edition


The island of Sicily was an important vanguard in the drive to defeat the Axis; largely forgotten today, this epic battle of WWII is finely detailed for the military history buff and the more casual reader alike ; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 666 pages View more info

Image for BOMBS AWAY The Story of a Bomber Team

BOMBS AWAY The Story of a Bomber Team

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $400.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press, 1942

Edition: First Edition


Chipping & small open tears to DJ. Wear to extremities. Bookseller's sticker to front free endpaper ; Author Steinbeck visited training centers across the US to learn about bomber pilots and crews; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 185 pages View more info

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DAY OF TRINITY

By: Lamont, Lansing

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Atheneum, 1965


Slight wear & chipping to DJ; The story of the development of the atomic bomb ; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 333 pages View more info