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Those War Women, by One of Them

By: N/A

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, Coward-McCann: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18942


[a bit of wear to book extremities, small attractive vintage bookplate on front pastedown; jacket worn and rubbed, with shallow chipping along top edge, light spotting/soiling]. "This anonymous diary of a woman participant in the A.E.F. [American Expeditionary Force] is a peculiar human document that must stand with others of the great war. The writer who has woven her staccato series of ten years ago into a formal and continuous record will stir a thousand memorie... View more info

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Secrets of Electronic Espionage

By: Carroll, John M.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New Yrok, E.P. Dutton & Co.: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15741


[nice clean copy, slight wear to cloth at base of spine, pencilled annotation regarding original purchase on rear fep; jacket slightly edgeworn, a little rubbing to spine, tiny bit of wrinkling at bottom right-hand corner of front panel]. (B&W photographs) History of electronic spying, from intercepted radio signals in World War I to the era of observer satellites. View more info

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Beans, Bullets, and Black Oil: The Story of Fleet Logistics Afloat in the Pacific During World War II

By: Carter, (Rear Admiral) Worrall Reed

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Washington DC, U.S. Government Printing Office (for the Department of the Navy): 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20427


(no dust jacket, probably as issued) [solid copy, minimal shelfwear, light wear and some very faint uneven fading to covers, covers slightly bowed, minor age-toning to top edge, one-time owner's name and date of purchase on half-title page; folding map tipped-in between pages 404 and 405 is in excellent condition except for short diagonal corner crease from careless folding]. (B&W photographs, charts, maps) Per the Foreword, by Secretary of the Navy Dan A. Kimball, the ... View more info

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The Gates of Janus: An Epic Story of the World War

By: Carter, William

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Fleming H. Revell Company: (c.1919)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15733


(no dust jacket) [very decent copy, moderate soiling to page edges, slight fading to spine cloth, front hinge cracked but not separated; gilt lettering still strong on front cover, a bit dulled on spine]. (six maps and battle field outlines) The history of World War I, rendered as an epic poem -- conceived as a "War Phillipic, as well as a War History," as the author explains in his Foreword, adding that "this whole work has been written while the War has act... View more info

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Ciano's Hidden Diary: 1937-1938

By: Ciano, Count Galeazzo (translated from the Italian, and notes by Andreas Mayor)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton & Co.: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22119


[nice clean book, very slight shelfwear to bottom edge, minor bumping to top corners; jacket shows a bit of wear at edges and corners, minimal paper loss at top of spine, a couple of tiny edge-tears, some smudging at upper left corner of rear panel]. "When Edda Ciano escaped to Switzerland in 1944 she brought with her five of the seven notebooks which constitute her husband's entire diary. For a time the other two were thought to have been destroyed. They were reco... View more info

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Stand to Arms

By: Cobb, G[eoffrey]. Belton

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, Wells Gardner, Darton & Co.: [1916]

Edition: Unstated edition

Seller ID: 17188


(pictorial cover and spine; no dust jacket) [attractive copy, light surface wear to covers, moderate bumping and a bit of wear at spine ends, offsetting/discoloration to endpapers; there is a crack in the binding between pages 128 and 129, which has caused one of the illustration plates to become partially detached]. (8 B&W plates) Novel (I guess) about a young Englishman's service in World War I, as a member of the King's Own Eatonshire Regiment. (The author himself, p... View more info

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Lion by the Tail: The Story of the Italian-Ethiopian War [*SIGNED*]

By: Coffey, Thomas M.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 18644


[almost as new, a few tiny spots on bottom edge but otherwise clean with no significant wear; ditto the jacket, with just a trace of surface-scratching, mostly to the rear panel]. (endpaper maps) INSCRIBED "To ______ / with best regards" and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. "The gripping, complex and dismaying story of Benito Mussolini's 1935-1936 invasion of Ethiopia and the diplomatic duplicity which made it possible." (This may also have... View more info

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Bodyguard Unseen: A True Autobiography

By: D'Aquila, Vincenzo

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, Richard R. Smith, Inc.: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21583


[spine turned, rear hinge cracked, uneven fading/mottling to spine cloth, top front corner bumped, moderate general shelfwear; jacket split at rear hinge, heavily chipped along top and bottom edges, ragged tear (crudely mended) across front panel (frontispiece portrait by Politzer) Very scarce memoir, a recounting of "incidents of war and folly," by an Italian immigrant who in 1915 abandoned his life on New York's Lower East Side to return to his native country,... View more info

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Triumph and Glory: Armenian World War II Heroes [*SIGNED*]

By: Demirjian, Richard N.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Moraga CA, Ararat Heritage Publishing Company: (c.1996)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 16157


[lovely clean copy, with one tiny dent in bottom edge of front cover, no other significant wear; jacket shows only faint surface handling wear, soft diagonal creasing to front flap]. (B&W photographs, maps, facs.) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. Profiles of 38 veterans of the war, based largely on interviews with the men (and a few women) themselves. The profiles are divided according to which theatre(s) of the war they served in, and includ... View more info

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A Prelude to Gallipoli: The Battle of Broken Hill, 1915

By: Ertur, Omer

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Portland OR, Published By the Author: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16031


[dog-earing and minor bending to top rear corner (cover and last few pages of book), otherwise a nice clean copy with no significant wear]. Trade PB (B&W photographs, facsimiles) History, both in narrative (written somewhat like a novel) and as a collection of reproduced source materials (mostly newspaper articles), of an "interesting but bizarre incident that had happened in 1915 in the Australian desert town of Broken Hill." Basically, a picnic train carrying ... View more info

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WWII War Eagles: Global Air War in Original Color

By: Ethell, Jeffrey L. (edited by Warren M. Bodie)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Hiawassee GA, Widewing Publications: (c.1995)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19218


[a little wear at spine ends, one-time owner's stamp on ffep and handwritten name on title page; jacket shows moderate surface wear, one tiny tear at top rear hinge, slight color-shift along left edge of front panel]. (color photographs, color renderings) Made possible by the author's tireless pursuit and acquisition of Kodachrome slides shot during World War II, this is an illustrated survey of wartime aircraft (mostly American) like no other: a depiction in full color... View more info

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U.S.S. Seawolf: Submarine Raider of the Pacific

By: Frank, Gerold, and James D. Horan, with J.M. Eckberg

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: (c.1945)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20689


[light to moderate bumping at all corners, no other significant wear; jacket is edgeworn, paper loss at both ends of spine, a few small tears and shallow nicks]. (B&W photographs) "Here is the story of life aboard an American submarine on war patrol, what it feels like to be depth-charged, not to see the sky or stand in the sun for weeks on end, to be trapped in shallow waters beneath a Japanese armada, to rip an enemy squadron to bits." Based on the experience... View more info

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Medals of Honor

By: Hopper, James

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, The John Day Company: (c.1929)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19483


[minor shelfwear, slight bumping to base of spine, spine a little turned; jacket shows some wrinkling at top of spine and along bottom edge of front panel, light soiling]. (B&W drawings) The stories of the heroism displayed by nine winners of the Congressional Medal of Honor, chosen from the ninety awarded to American servicemen during World War I. (There are actually eleven named individuals discussed, since one of the Medals was awarded jointly to three men.) The bo... View more info

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They Called Them Angels: American Military Nurses of World War II

By: Jackson, Kathi

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Westport CT/London, Praeger: 2000

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 18659


(no dust jacket, as issued) [minor wear at extremties, faint soiling to top page edges, very shallow dent in top edge of front cover]. (B&W photographs) A history of nursing in the armed services during World War II. About half the book is devoted to chapters about each theater of the war: the Pacific Theater; the Mediterranean Theater; The European Theater; The China-Burma-India Theater; The United States and Western Atlantic Minor Theaters. There are also chapters d... View more info

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Verdenskrigen I samtidige Skildringer - 2. Bind [Volume 2 only]

By: Jenssen-Tusch, H., H. Eward, Johs. Lindbaek, and Og H. Styrmer

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Kjobenhavn (Copenhagen), Gyldendalske Boghandel, Nordisk Forlag: 1916-1917

Seller ID: 10602


(half-bound, leather over marbled boards; no dust jacket) [heavy surface wear to boards, edgewear all around, leather binding split along rear hinge (about halfway up from bottom of spine) but text block itself is quite solid, and internally the book is very clean]. (B&W photographs, maps, etc.) Volume 2 only of a five-volume history of World War I, in Danish; extensively illustrated with photographs, maps, drawings, etc. (The pagination of the volume is very odd -- it ... View more info

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The Violet Dots

By: Kernan, Michael

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, George Braziller: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13729


[light shelfwear, faint foxing to page edges, rusty paper-clip marks at top of copyright page and facing dedication page; jacket shows a little surface wear, a couple of diagonal creases at top corner of front flap]. First book (of only two) by this author (1927-2005), who was best known as a longtime columnist for the Washington Post's "Style" section, where he won praise for his versatility and his wry, understated prose style. (One-time Post editor Benjamin Br... View more info

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Circuits of Victory

By: Lavine, A. Lincoln

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Country Life Press / Doubleday, Page & Company: 1921

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16195


(no dust jacket] [a solid copy, firm binding, light shelfwear to bottom edge, tiny bump to bottom front corner, light age-toning to page edges, faint dime-size stain on spine, one-time owner's signature on ffep; internally very clean]. (halftone illustrations, drawings) 8vo. 634 A full account, extensively illustrated, of the important role played by the telephone in the Allied victory in World War I. View more info

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The Trial of Adolf Eichmann

By: Linze, Dewey W.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Holloway House Publishing Company (HH-101): 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18527


[tight copy, light edgewear, pages browned and somewhat brittle due to cheap paper employed]. Mass Market PB (line drawings) Published in August 1961, the same month that Eichmann's trial ended in Jerusalem (the guilty verdicts weren't announced until December), this book touts itself as the "Exclusive 1st Complete Trial Report" and "one of the most important books of our age." View more info

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Peddler of Death: The Life and Times of Sir Basil Zaharoff

By: McCormick, Donald

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston: (c.1965)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17231


(price-clipped) [good solid copy, light dust-darkening to top edge, internally nice and clean; jacket a little edgeworn, light soiling, one small closed tear at bottom of rear panel]. (B&W photographs) "A fascinating portrait in evil, [this book] is the biography of the most cynical, powerful, and successful arms merchant of all times. The sinister influence behind kings, statesmen, parliaments, and entire nations during the eventful turn of the century, Sir Basil Z... View more info

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Hitler's Shadow War: The Holocaust and World War II

By: McKale, Donald M.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Cooper Square Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13557


[book is very nice, tight and clean, appears unread; jacket shows only faint surface handling wear]. (B&W photographs) View more info