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American Greats
1 American Greats
1999 1891620487 / 9781891620485 TRADE PAPERBACK Used; Very Good 
Public Affairs Press, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1999. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Offers in 81 essays illustrated with more than 250 images, a compilation of ideas, people, places and things that they believe help define America's greatness. Offers compelling evidence of the courage and character, invention and resilience, that help define this nation. 
Price: 9.95 USD
 
 
Amphibious Warfare: Strategy And Tactics From Gallipoli To Iraq
2 Amphibious Warfare: Strategy And Tactics From Gallipoli To Iraq
Amber Books 2014 1782741402 / 9781782741404 HARDCOVER New 
Landing on a hostile beach is one of the most ancient forms and still most difficult forms of warfare. It requires unparalleled levels of planning, organisation, coordination and cooperation between the services. After the disasters of Gallipoli and Zeebrugge in the World War I, amphibious operations reached their maturity in World War II, and were essential in the defeat of Japan, while the D-Day landings signalled the beginning of the end for Hitler. Since 1945, a myriad of expeditionary naval forces have set off for a wide range of destinations, including Korea, Vietnam, the Falkland Islands, Grenada, the Balkans and Iraq in 2003. In the post-Cold War era, amphibious warfare has reached new heights of importance in its ability to intervene rapidly in crisis situations. 
Price: 17.95 USD
 
 
Encyclopedia Of Warfare
3 Encyclopedia Of Warfare
Amber Books 2013 1782740236 / 9781782740230 HARDCOVER New 
Raids, invasions and sieges; trench battles, naval encounters and aerial dogfights; civil wars, guerrilla wars, trade wars and nuclear wars; wars of succession, religion and independence ? wars have been fought in all kinds of ways and for all kinds of reasons. From the ancient world to the Arab Spring, from the Hundred Years? War to the Six Day War, from the Wars of the Roses to the Opium Wars, across 1000 pages The Encyclopedia of Warfare presents the reader with more than 5000 entries "arranged chronologically" on wars, campaigns, empires, rebellions and counter insurgencies. From battles fought with spears to the latest drone technology, The Encyclopedia of Warfare features an immense range of conflict. Each war narrative, where appropriate, includes descriptions of its campaigns, battles and sieges. All this is easily accessed via an extensive index. Featuring 600 full color maps created specifically for this volume, The Encyclopedia of Warfare is written in a style accessible to both the student and the general enthusiast, and reflects the latest thinking among military historians. The Encyclopedia of Warfare is an authoritative compendium of almost five millennia of conflict. 
Price: 32.95 USD
 
 
Fighting Fit 1939
4 Fighting Fit 1939
Amberley 2014 1445638177 / 9781445638171 TRADE PAPERBACK New 
The Second World War prompted the recruitment and training of British soldiers on a scale never seen since. Physical training, sports, recreational games and bayonet fighting training all fell under the instruction of what became the Army Physical Training Corps in 1940, a unit that had already proved vital in creating and maintaining fitness and battle-readiness among recruits in the First World War. Adam W. Culling, Curator of the Royal Army Physical Training Corps Museum, has collected here a number of training and equipment manuals, books and photographs. Together these provide an insight into how the physical training instructor kept the British soldier Fighting Fit. 
Price: 9.95 USD
 
 
Great Issues In American History, Vol. I: From Settlement To Revolution, 1584-1776
5 Great Issues In American History, Vol. I: From Settlement To Revolution, 1584-1776
Vintage 1969 0394705408 / 9780394705408 TRADE PAPERBACK Used; Very Good 
Small remainder mark This first volume of Great Issues in American History -- three volumes of documents that cover the history of America from its settlement to the present -- gives us a generous sampling from the major political controversies in the Colonial period. Included are such documents as Richard Hakluyt's "Discourse of Western Planting" (1584), "Letter from Christopher Columbus to the King and Queen of Spain" (undated, probably 1694), "The Third Virginia Charter" (1612), Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" (1776) and "The Declaration of independence" (July 4, 1776). Each has an explanatory headnote, and there are brief general introductions that set the selections in their historical context. In order to fit both Colonial and Early National courses, documents covering 1765-1776 appear at the end of this volume and again at the beginning of Volume II. Volume II From the Revolution to the Civil War, 1765-1865 Edited by Richard Hofstadter Volume III From Reconstruction to the Present Day, 1864-1981 Edited by Richard Hofstadter and Beatrice K. Hofstadter 
Price: 8.95 USD
 
 
I Will Bear Witness 1942-1945: A Diary Of The Nazi Years
6 I Will Bear Witness 1942-1945: A Diary Of The Nazi Years
Modern Library 2001 0375756973 / 9780375756979 TRADE PAPERBACK Used; Very Good 
Small remainder mark Destined to take its place alongside The Diary of Anne Frank and Elie Wiesel's Night as one of the great classics of the Holocaust, I Will Bear Witness is a timeless work of literature, the most eloquent and acute testament to have emerged from Hitler's Germany. Volume Two begins in 1942, the year the Final Solution was formally proposed, and carries us through to the Allied bombing of Dresden and Germany's defeat. 
Price: 9.95 USD
 
 
The Battle Of Mogadishu: Firsthand Accounts From The Men Of Task Force Ranger
7 The Battle Of Mogadishu: Firsthand Accounts From The Men Of Task Force Ranger
Presidio Press 2005 0345459660 / 9780345459664 TRADE PAPERBACK Used; Very Good 
Presidio Press 2005. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Jacket Condition: none. Small remainder mark “No matter how skilled the writer of nonfiction, you are always getting the story secondhand. Here’s a chance to go right to the source. . . . These men were there.” –MARK BOWDEN (from the Foreword) It started as a mission to capture a Somali warlord. It turned into a disastrous urban firefight and death-defying rescue operation that shocked the world and rattled a great nation. Now the 1993 battle for Mogadishu, Somalia–the incident that was the basis of the book and film Black Hawk Down–is remembered by the men who fought and survived it. Six of the best in our military recall their brutal experiences and brave contributions in these never-before-published, firstperson accounts. “Operation Gothic Serpent,” by Matt Eversmann: As a “chalk” leader, Eversmann was part of the first group of Rangers to “fast rope” from the Black Hawk helicopters. It was his chalk that suffered the first casualty of the battle. “Sua Sponte: Of Their Own Accord,” by Raleigh Cash: Responsible for controlling and directing fire support for the platoon, Cash entered the raging battle in the ground convoy sent to rescue his besieged brothers in arms. “Through My Eyes,” by Mike Kurth: One of only two African Americans in the battle, Kurth confronted his buddies’ deaths, realizing that “the only people whom I had let get anywhere near me since I was a child were gone.” “What Was Left Behind,” by John Belman: He roped into the biggest firefight of the battle and considers some of the mistakes that were made, such as using Black Hawk helicopters to provide sniper cover. “Be Careful What You Wish For,” by Tim Wilkinson: He was one of the Air Force pararescuemen or PJs–the highly trained specialists for whom “That Others May Live” is no catchphrase but a credo–and sums up his incomprehensible courage as “just holding up my end of the deal on a bad day.” “On Friendship and Firefights,” by Dan Schilling: As a combat controller, he was one of the original planners for the deployment of SOF forces to Mogadishu in the spring of 1993. During the battle, he survived the initial assault and carnage of the vehicle convoys only to return to the city to rescue his two closest friends, becoming, literally, “Last Out.” With America’s withdrawal from Somalia an oft-cited incitement to Osama bin Laden, it is imperative to revisit this seminal military mission and learn its lessons from the men who were there and, amazingly, are still here. 
Price: 9.95 USD
 
 
The State Of Jones: The Small Southern County That Seceded From The Confederacy
8 The State Of Jones: The Small Southern County That Seceded From The Confederacy
Anchor Distributors 2010 0767929462 / 9780767929462 TRADE PAPERBACK Used; Very Good 
Small remainder mark In 1863, after surviving the devastating Battle of Corinth, Newton Knight, a poor farmer from Mississippi, deserted the Confederate Army and began a guerrilla battle against the Confederacy. A pro-Union sympathizer in the deep South who refused to fight a rich man’s war for slavery and cotton, for two years he and other residents of Jones County engaged in an insurrection that would have repercussions far beyond the scope of the Civil War. In this dramatic account of an almost forgotten chapter of American history, Sally Jenkins and John Stauffer upend the traditional myth of the Confederacy as a heroic and unified Lost Cause, revealing the fractures within the South. Knight's story was made into a major motion picture starring Matthew McConn 
Price: 9.95 USD
 
 
U.S. Army Weapons Systems 2014-2015
9 U.S. Army Weapons Systems 2014-2015
Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2014 1629144010 / 9781629144016 TRADE PAPERBACK New 
From the Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasures to the XM320 grenade launcher, this comprehensive guide profiles nearly every weapon currently in use by the U.S. Army. In addition, it covers cutting-edge technology that will soon be employed by soldiers around the world. This book features: • Missiles • Biological detection systems • Rockets • Reconnaissance systems • Bows and arrows (believe it or not) You name it, this book has it. Also included is a thorough discussion of Future Combat Systems (FCS), the system of systems that, when fully operational, will provide the Army and the joint forces with an unprecedented capability to see the enemy, engage him on their terms, and defeat him on the twenty-first-century battlefield. 
Price: 12.95 USD
 
 
Visscher View of London Poster
10 Visscher View of London Poster
1841652539 / 9781841652535 Poster New 
Complete Victorian etched 'facsimile' of 'London' in 1616 by Claes Jansz Visscher. Bird's eye view of the city from the South Bank stretching from Whitehall on the left to St Katherine's Church by the Tower on the right, with displayed heads on gatehouse spikes. Panorama printed on a single 35" x 10" sheet. 
Price: 17.95 USD
 
 
35,000 Days in Texas: A History of the Dallas News and Its Forbears, Acheson, Sam
11 Acheson, Sam 35,000 Days in Texas: A History of the Dallas News and Its Forbears
B01DDQCCFS HARDCOVER Used; Good 
Book is in Very Good condition. Jacket is price clipped and missing a W-shaped chip from top of spine. Jacket now protected by BroDart clear mylar cover. Signed and inscribed by Sam Acheson- Dallas 18 September 1967.
Macmillan, New York, 1938. Hardcover. 1st Edition. First Printing. Full cloth; 8vo.,337pp. Photo illustrated. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
Fighting Fit 1914, Adam Culling
12 Adam Culling Fighting Fit 1914
Amberley 1445637596 / 9781445637594 TRADE PAPERBACK New 
A collection of facsimile materials showing how the soldiers recruited for the First World War became, and stayed, fighting fit for battle, including how to fight, carry a bayonet and stay in peak physical condition. The First World War prompted the recruitment and training of British soldiers on an unprecedented scale. And they all needed to be prepared for one of the deadliest, most grueling conflicts in human history. Physical training, bayonet fighting training and hand-to-hand combat all fell under the instruction of the Army Gymnastic Staff, which grew from 200 to 2,000 officers and instructors between 1914 and 1918. The training and equipment manual, books, photographs and inspirational lectures collected in this publication provide an insight into how the physical training instructor kept the British soldier Fighting Fit. 
Price: 9.95 USD
 
 
The Battle Of Leyte Gulf, Adrian Stewart
13 Adrian Stewart The Battle Of Leyte Gulf
0684164299 / 9780684164298 Book Club Edition HARDCOVER Used; Very Good 
Scribner Book Company, 1980. Hard cover. Book Club Edition. Book Condition: Very Good. Jacket Condition: Very Good. 
Price: 8.95 USD
 
 
Soviet Military and Paramilitary ServicesFemale Uniforms 1941-1991, Adrian Streater
14 Adrian Streater Soviet Military and Paramilitary ServicesFemale Uniforms 1941-1991
2010 1845840674 / 9781845840679 TRADE PAPERBACK New 
Collecting uniforms of the Soviet Union is fairly new, because the Soviet regime did not collapse until December 1991. This book picks up the story of the women in Soviet military and paramilitary uniform that came into service in 1941, and takes the reader all the way through to 1991. Extensive effort has been made by the author to include every possible detail relating to Soviet women?s uniforms in all military and paramilitary services. Translated tables providing an extensive look at rank, service and Corps identification have been included. The book features an extensive amount of information for the collector of Soviet women?s uniforms ? not just through photographs and illustrations, but by providing buyer?s tips and important information to help identify originals from reproductions. There are no illegal fakes around, because the Soviet Union never had any copyright laws in this area, but there are many new items on the market which are being passed off as original, like those produced by TV, film and theatre suppliers. This book will help the discerning collector spot the difference. 
Price: 10.95 USD
 
 
The Conspiracy Reader: From The Deaths Of JFK And John Lennon To Government-Sponsored Alien Cover-Up, Al Hidell
15 Al Hidell The Conspiracy Reader: From The Deaths Of JFK And John Lennon To Government-Sponsored Alien Cover-Up
2000 0806520418 / 9780806520414 TRADE PAPERBACK Used; Very Good 
Psst. Yeah, you. Come closer. Want to uncover some conspiracies? They're all here ... who killed JFK, UFOs, secret societies, espionage, mind control, suspicious deaths, and hidden history. In these exclusive articles culled from PARANOIA magazine, the world's most popular conspiracy journal, you'll get the real story. For anyone who has ever been tantalized by mainstream media coverage of conspiracy theories, but always suspected there was much more they weren't being told, The Conspiracy Reader is a must read. 
Price: 10.95 USD
 
 
Bell Aircraft Since 1935, Alain J. Pelletier
16 Alain J. Pelletier Bell Aircraft Since 1935
1557500568 / 9781557500564 HARDCOVER Used; Very Good 
Naval Institute Press, U.S.A., 1992. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 
Price: 40.95 USD
 
 
American History: A Survey to 1877 v. 1, Alan Brinkley
17 Alan Brinkley American History: A Survey to 1877 v. 1
0072936711 / 9780072936711 11th Edition. TRADE PAPERBACK New 
McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New in original shrink wrap. Eleventh Edition. 
Price: 39.95 USD
 
 
U.S. Special Forces, Alan Landau
18 Alan Landau U.S. Special Forces
1999 0681478012 / 9780681478015 HARDCOVER Used; Very Good 
Lowe & B. Hould, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good.A book detailing an overview of America's Special Forces, their history, their training, and their traditions. 
Price: 9.95 USD
 
 
And the Show Went On: Cultural Life in Nazi-Occupied Paris, Alan Riding
19 Alan Riding And the Show Went On: Cultural Life in Nazi-Occupied Paris
Vintage 2011 0307389057 / 9780307389053 TRADE PAPERBACK New 
Vintage, Paperback, 2011, Book Condition: New; small remainder mark. On June 14, 1940, German tanks rolled into a silent and deserted Paris. Eight days later, a humbled France accepted defeat along with foreign occupation. While the swastika now flew over Paris, the City of Light was undamaged, and soon a peculiar kind of normalcy returned as theaters, opera houses, movie theaters, and nightclubs reopened for business. Shedding light on this critical moment of twentieth-century European cultural history, And the Show Went On focuses anew on whether artists and writers have a special duty to show moral leadership in moments of national trauma. 
Price: 9.95 USD
 
 
The Divided Ground: Indians, Settlers, and the Northern Borderland of the American Revolution, Alan Taylor
20 Alan Taylor The Divided Ground: Indians, Settlers, and the Northern Borderland of the American Revolution
Vintage 2007 1400077079 / 9781400077076 TRADE PAPERBACK New 
Vintage, Paperback, 2007, Book Condition: New; small remainder mark. From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of William Cooper's Town comes a dramatic and illuminating portrait of white and Native American relations in the aftermath of the American Revolution. The Divided Ground tells the story of two friends, a Mohawk Indian and the son of a colonial clergyman, whose relationship helped redefine North America. As one served American expansion by promoting Indian dispossession and religious conversion, and the other struggled to defend and strengthen Indian territories, the two friends became bitter enemies. Their battle over control of the Indian borderland, that divided ground between the British Empire and the nascent United States, would come to define nationhood in North America. Taylor tells a fascinating story of the far-reaching effects of the American Revolution and the struggle of American Indians to preserve a land of their own. 
Price: 10.95 USD
 
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