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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
 
 
Polk's Folly: An American Family History
7 Polk's Folly: An American Family History
Doubleday 2000 0385491506 / 9780385491501 HARDCOVER Used; Very Good 
The grand saga of American history told through the story of one remarkable family--a chronicle of pioneers and generals, presidents and scoundrels, cowboys and killers, Southern belles and civil rights heroes. In 1680, a Scots-Irish mercenary named Robert Pollok fled war-torn Ireland with his family, in search of safe haven and a better life in the New World. When Robert (now using the name "Polk") arrived in Maryland, the only land available was a wretched piece of swampfront the locals derisively dubbed "Polk's Folly." From this desperate and hardscrabble beginning, the Polk clan would flourish, and generate some of the most fascinating and colorful characters in American history. When William Polk was a boy in Texas, he sat rapt as his grandmother Molly spun tales of family lore, of Civil War heroes and rascals, presidents and slaves, Indian traders and fighters. Polk would go on to have a long and prestigious career as a historian and diplomat, but he kept his grandmother's stories alive for his children, and when he retired, decided to research the truth behind the family history. And what a history. In these pages one finds drafters of an early Declaration of Independence, oft-wounded soldiers of the Revolutionary War, women taken hostage by Indians, land speculators, slaveholding aristocrats and populist crusaders, one of our greatest presidents, Civil War generals and foot soldiers from North and South, a grandfather who shot the sheriff of Laredo and became a cattle baron, the founders of the Wall Street firm Davis Polk, Patton's lead tank commander, Martin Luther King's lawyer, and the author's amazing brother, a World War II Navy pilot and journalist who was the first casualty of the Cold War. The saga of this family is the story of the United States. Polk's Folly is both epic in scope and intimate in detail--a unique book about our shared past. When Bill Polk was a boy in Texas, he sat rapt as his grandmother spun tales of family history, of Civil War heroes and rascals, of presidents and slaves, Indian traders and fighters. Throughout his long and distinguished career as a historian, Bill kept her stories alive for his children, and when he retired decided to approach his family story as a historian would. And what a history. In these pages one finds drafters of an early Declaration of Independence, oft-wounded soldiers of the Revolutionary War, women taken hostage by Indians, land speculators, slaveholding aristocrats and populist crusaders, one of our greatest presidents, Civil War generals and foot soldiers from North and South, a grandfather who shot the sheriff of Laredo and became a cattle baron, the founders of the powerful Wall Street firm Davis, Polk, Patton's lead tank commander, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s lawyer, and the author's amazing brother, a Navy pilot and journalist who was the first casualty of the Cold War. The saga of this family is the story of the United States. It is both epic in scope and intimate in detail--a unique book for an age obsessed with the past. 
Price: 10.95 USD
 
 
The Battle Of Mogadishu: Firsthand Accounts From The Men Of Task Force Ranger
8 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
9 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
10 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
11 Visscher View of London Poster
1900 1841652539 / 9781841652535 Poster TRADE PAPERBACK 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 on four sheets, pasted together and printed on a single 35.00 x 10.00 inch poster. 
Price: 17.95 USD
 
 
35,000 Days in Texas: A History of the Dallas News and Its Forbears, Acheson, Sam
12 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
13 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
 
 
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
 
 
U.S. Special Forces, Alan Landau
16 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
17 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
18 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
 
 
The Longest Winter : The Battle Of The Bulge And The Epic Story Of WWII's Most Decorated Platoon, Alex Kershaw
19 Alex Kershaw The Longest Winter : The Battle Of The Bulge And The Epic Story Of WWII's Most Decorated Platoon
1900 1606712012 / 9781606712016 HARDCOVER Used; Good 
On the morning of December 16, 1944, eighteen men of the Intelligence and Reconnaissance platoon attached to the 99th Infantry Division found themselves directly in the path of the main thrust of Hitler's massive Ardennes offensive. Despite being vastly outnumbered, they were told to hold their position "at all costs." Throughout the day, the platoon repulsed three large German assaults in a fierce day-long battle, killing hundreds of German soldiers. Only when they had run out of ammunition did they surrender to the enemy. But their long winter was just beginning. As POWs, the platoon experienced an ordeal far worse than combat-surviving in wretched German POW camps. Yet miraculously the men of the platoon survived-all of them-and returned home after the war. More than thirty years later, when President Carter recognized the platoon's "extraordinary heroism" and the U.S. Army approved combat medals for all eighteen men, they became America's most decorated platoon of World War II. With the same vivid and dramatic prose that made The Bedford Boys a national bestseller, Alex Kershaw brings to life the story of these little-known heroes-an epic tale of courage, duty, and survival in World War II and one of the most inspiring episodes in American history. The Longest Winter is an intensely human story about young men who find themselves in frightening wartime situations, who fight back instinctively, survive stoically, and live heroically. 
Price: 10.95 USD
 
 
Special Forces In Action: Iraq - Syria - Afghanistan- Africa - Balkans, Alexander Stilwell
20 Alexander Stilwell Special Forces In Action: Iraq - Syria - Afghanistan- Africa - Balkans
Amber Books 2015 1782742549 / 9781782742548 HARDCOVER New 
"In 1991, Coalition special forces were active deep inside Iraq, hunting down SCUD missile launchers before they could be fired. In 2011, US Navy SEALs were responsible for the assassination of the world?s most wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden. In 2014, the US Delta Force captured Libyan terrorist Ahmed Abu Khattala, wanted for the attack on the US embassy in Benghazi in 2012. Over the last 25 years elite military formations have played an increasingly important role in the policing of the world?s trouble spots, including rescuing hostages in Afghanistan and fighting Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean. Special Forces in Action is a detailed account of the operations of the world?s special forces from 1991 to the present day. From the Gulf War to the invasion of Iraq, via the war in Afghanistan, the search for war criminals in the Balkans, drug gang hunting in South America, hostage rescues in Africa, and the counter-terrorist initiatives since 9/11, the book brings the reader full details of the often clandestine and varied roles of the world?s elite soldiers. Authoritatively written and illustrated with more than 180 photographs and artworks, Special Forces in Action is an expert account of how the world?s special forces have become a vital arm of the modern military machine, playing a key role in recent world events." 
Price: 16.95 USD
 
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