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1 Joint Task Force Commander's Handbook Peace Operations
Penguin Books 1997 Trade Paperback As New No Jacket Trade Paperback 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Joint Warfighting Center, Opening letter from Major General Hal Hornburg explaining purpose of handbook. " ...designed for Senior Commmanders designated or about to become joint task force commanders for peace operations."Contents include: Mission, Civil-Military Relations, Joint Task Force Command Responsibilities, Negotiations and Responsibilities, Joint Commissions, Transition Planning, Logistics Support, Intelligence Support, Public Affairs and Media, Legal responsibilities, Force Protection, Training Requirements, Refugee, Displaced persons or Migrant Camp Operations. Includes CD in back pocket for Peace Operations. As New. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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A Civilian's Guide to the U.S. Military: A comprehensive reference to the customs, language and structure of the Armed Forces, Barbara Schading; Richard Schading
2 Barbara Schading; Richard Schading A Civilian's Guide to the U.S. Military: A comprehensive reference to the customs, language and structure of the Armed Forces
Writers Digest Books 2006-12-22 158297408X / 9781582974088 Paperback Used: Like New Paperback 
Unread A basic primer on military life, this authoritative book provides explanations of military language and protocol and breaks down information by branch and includes military slang. Perfect for anyone looking to verify military information or learn more about the branches, as well as history buffs and military enthusiasts, this is the ultimate all-in-one guide to the armed services. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Five Miles High and Forty Below: Fifty Missions of a B-17 Bomber Crew, June-August 1944, Bill Wiliams; Linda Hussa [Editor]; Carole Fisher [Illustrator];
3 Bill Wiliams; Linda Hussa [Editor]; Carole Fisher [Illustrator]; Five Miles High and Forty Below: Fifty Missions of a B-17 Bomber Crew, June-August 1944
CP Media 2009-08-01 0975984136 / 9780975984130 Paperback Collectible: Very Good Paperback 
Limited first edition. Cover has rubbing and edgewear. Riveting and hair-raising, this is the true story of ten ordinary men who volunteered and were assigned as members of a B-17 bomber crew. Tony the pilot, at twenty-eight, was the oldest. Louie was just nineteen. The rest of the crew were in their twenties. No crew worked harder than they did to complete their assignment and do their best to stay alive. Their job was to train and fly B-17's on fifty missions from June to September 1944. That's what they did, and they all came home. A rare documentation of all fifty missions, Five Miles High and Forty Below is a slice of American and world history never to be forgotten. Illustrated with b&w photographs. Q&A in chapter 11 about the mistreatment of American prisoners of war at Stalag Luft #4 from November 1944 to May 1945. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Seventy Great Battles in History, Black, Jeremy [Editor]
4 Black, Jeremy [Editor] The Seventy Great Battles in History
Thames & Hudson 2005-10-01 0500251258 / 9780500251256 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Like New Like New Hardcover 
Unread. Organized chronologically into seven parts, the book encompasses the ancient and medieval worlds as well as the wars of the past hundred years, including the conflict in Iraq. The contributors analyze not just the greatest land battles of all time, but sieges such as Constantinople (1453) and Tenochtitlan (1521); naval battles such as Actium (31 BC), Trafalgar (1805), and Tsushima (1905); and the crucial conflicts in the air during the Battle of Britain (1940) and the American attack on Japan (1945). 
Price: 55.00 USD
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Training to Fly: Military Flight Training, 1907-1945  (008-070-00756-8), Cameron, Rebecca Hancock
5 Cameron, Rebecca Hancock Training to Fly: Military Flight Training, 1907-1945 (008-070-00756-8)
GPO 1999-01-01 0160501814 / 9780160501814 Paperback Used: Like New Paperback 
Corner lightly rubbed. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. Contains an institutional history of flight training by the predecessor organizations of the United States Air Force. Based primarily on official documents that are housed in the National Archives and Records Administration. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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St. Nazaire commando, Chant-Sempill, Stuart
6 Chant-Sempill, Stuart St. Nazaire commando
Presidio 1987-01-01 0891413154 / 9780891413158 First American Edition Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Very Good Hardcover 
Dust jacket has light edge wear. Book askew. Previous owner's address sticker on endpaper. The British Commando raid on the large graving dock at St Nazaire on the German occupied French coast in March 1942, where a destroyer, HMS Campbelltown rammed the dock and was blown up. The author commanded a unit which blew up the pumping station. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Frontier Forts of Texas, Conger; Day; Frantz; Simpson; et al.
7 Conger; Day; Frantz; Simpson; et al. Frontier Forts of Texas
Texian Press 1966-06-01 0872440036 / 9780872440036 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Good Hardcover 
First edition as stated. Dust jacket has 2" tear along back of spine. Chipped with split of back flap. DJ has yellowing and rubbing. Book near fine. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. Laid in map and tourist guides to Ft. Clark and Brackettville, Texas. A study of Forts Belknap, Bliss, Brown, CLark, Concho, Davis, Mason, and Sam Houston. Introduction by Rupert N. Richardson. Original paintings by Melvin C. Warren. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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8 Coonts, Stephen Minotaur by Stephen Coonts
Doubleday & Co. 1989 0385261470 / 9780385261470 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Hard Cover 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Stephen Coonts, Doubleday , book club, 1989, Black Hardcover with Dust Jacket, 436 pages, 9 1/2 tall, Coonts's third novel is a clever and unlikely paradox--a techno-thriller with a low-tech bias, at its best when indicting "techno-junk." Here he brings back Navy Captain Jake Grafton from what seemed certain death in Final Flight to take charge of developing a new tactical aircraft, the Minotaur, that depends on a variant of Stealth technology. Not only must Grafton tackle a prevailing mind-set equating elaborate gadgetry with combat performance, he must also cope with an information leak at the highest levels of the Defense Department labyrinth. Coonts is most compelling when he focuses on the politics of design and procurement; his comparisons of Navy and Air Force procedures are admirably sharp-edged. No price on jacket. Near Fine. DJ slightly rubbed. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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Reunion at Chattanooga Signed First Edition, Crabb, Alfred Leland
9 Crabb, Alfred Leland Reunion at Chattanooga Signed First Edition
The Bobbs Merrill Co 1950 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Poor Hard Cover 8vo Signed by Author
Signed by Author 1950, stated first edition, Red Cloth Hardcover with dustjacket, 308 pages, 8 1/4" tall, Limited first edition hardback signed by Alfred L Crabb.Very Good. Dust Jacket is poor and in pieces. Cover of book has some light cloth deterioration. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. The novel treats the years from 1876 to 1890. Enterprising Yankees drifted back to Chattanooga, drawn by the memory of overwhelming scenery, of natural and native beauty and charm that had shown through the mud and grime of war, and by the prospect of unlimited business opportunity. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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A Pictorial History of Kelly Air Force Base, 1917-1980, Crain, Charles E., Jr.
10 Crain, Charles E., Jr. A Pictorial History of Kelly Air Force Base, 1917-1980
Office of History, San Antonio Air Logistics Center 1984-01-01 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Good Acceptable Hardcover 
First edition. Dust jacket is rubbed chipped and torn and in poor condition. Book has foxing on first pages but other pages clean and binding is tight. Vivid memories of maintenance, supply, and distribution activities of Kelly remained with a large number of personnel over the life span of such aircraft as the B-36, the B-52, the F-102/106, and a variety of propeller and jetdriven aircraft of somewhat lesser fame. Illustrated with photographs. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Trailing a Texas Eagle: The Life and Legacy of Lt. Commander Harry Brinkley Bass, Cummings, J. Glenn
11 Cummings, J. Glenn Trailing a Texas Eagle: The Life and Legacy of Lt. Commander Harry Brinkley Bass
The Donning Company Publishers 2010-01-01 1578646413 / 9781578646418 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Like New Like New Hardcover 
First edition. In protective acid-free archival quality acetate cover.An Eagle Scout from Texas and his path to legendary and heroic service as a naval aviator in World War II. July 4, 1916-August 20, 1944. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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U.S. Army Combat Pistol Training Manual, Department of the Army
12 Department of the Army U.S. Army Combat Pistol Training Manual
Lyons Press 2003-10-01 1592281575 / 9781592281572 First Edition Hardcover New Hardcover 
First edition with full number line. Unread. As the saying goes, there is a right way, a wrong way, and the Army way, and when it comes to training the tens of thousands of troops in the United States Army and Army Reserves, there is only one way to teach the troops to use a handgun. Here for the first time in print is the recently declassified manual that the U. S. Army used to train tens of thousands of Army personnel how load, aim, sight, and squeeze the trigger of their Army-issue nine millimeter M9, .45 caliber, or .38 caliber revolver. Readers will learn: One handed, two handed, palm-supported, and Weaver grips. How to avoid recoil anticipation, trigger jerk, and heeling. Correct sight alignment, target engagement, and breath control. Standing, kneeling, prone, and traversing positions with and without support. Safety and training aids. Combat pistol and revolver qualification courses and training schedules In addition, there are dozens of subtle insights on using a pistol, drawn from years of practice--and from years of teaching buck privates how to qualify as marksmen. The U. S. Army Combat Pistol Training Manual is an invaluable reference for gun enthusiasts and marksmen whether in or out of the service, and the only book you need to learn how to use a handgun the Army way. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Maine Forts., Dunnack, Henry E.
13 Dunnack, Henry E. Maine Forts.
Charles E. Nash 1924-01-01 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Hardcover 
Gift inscription on endpaper. Foxing mainly on endpapers but found on other pages. Fingerprints. Small spots on outside page edges. Overall clean and binding is tight. Profusely illustrated plus 17 maps and charts. Includes Fort Machias, Fort Knox, Fort St. George's, Fort Edgecomb, Forts Popham and Baldwin, North and South Sugar Loaf Islands, Fort McClary, Indians and their wars, Fortification in Maine, List of Old Forts. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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Another Great Day at Sea: Life Aboard the USS George H.W. Bush, Dyer, Geoff
14 Dyer, Geoff Another Great Day at Sea: Life Aboard the USS George H.W. Bush
Vintage 2015-04-07 0804170207 / 9780804170208 First Edition Paperback Collectible: Like New Paperback Signed by Author
Signed by author on title page without inscription. First Edition with full number line. Dyer's experiences on the USS George H.W. Bush as he navigates the routines and protocols of the carrier-world, from the elaborate choreography of the flight deck through miles of walkways and hatches to kitchens serving meals for a crew of five thousand to the deafening complexity of catapult and arresting gear. Meeting the Captain, the F-18 pilots and the dentists, experiencing everything from a man overboard alert to the Steel Beach Party, Dyer guides us through the most AIE (acronym intensive environment) imaginable. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Kelly Field in the Great World War, Edited By Lieut. H. D. Kroll
15 Edited By Lieut. H. D. Kroll Kelly Field in the Great World War
Kelly Field - H. D. Kroll 1919-01-01 Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Hardcover 
Rubbing, edge wear, corners bumped. Inside pages clean and binding is tight.Book starts with memoriam list to American fliers killed in action. Pictures of Kelly Field and the different buildings on the field. Entrance to Kelly shown and notes that there is no exit. Statistics including flying hours and acreage. The different squadrons and commanders are pictured. Letters from cadets to home, cartoons, ads and more. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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Shelby's Expedition to Mexico Edwards Civil War, Edwards, John N
16 Edwards, John N Shelby's Expedition to Mexico Edwards Civil War
The Missouri Historical Review Hard Cover Collectible: Like New No Jacket Hard Cover 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Reprinted from The Missouri Historical Review, no date, Maroon Cloth Hardcover, 266 pages, 9 1/4" tall, Fine. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. An unwritten leaf of the war. Confederate general Joseph O. Shelby and his legendary Iron Brigade refused to acknowledge the end of the Civil War. Instead, they fought their way to Mexico in search of a place where they could continue to defy the U.S. government. These veteran Missouri cavalrymen clawed their way for fifteen hundred miles, fighting Juaristas, Indians, desperados, and disgruntled gringos. They disbanded only after they had offered their services to Emperor Maximilian and were turned down. Shelby"s adjutant, journalist John N. Edwards, first published his story of the exploits of this superb mounted brigade and its quixotic final march in 1872. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Custer's Brother's Horse, Edwin Shrake
17 Edwin Shrake Custer's Brother's Horse
John M. Hardy Publishing Company 2007-10-28 0971766789 / 9780971766785 Hardcover Collectible: Like New Like New Hardcover 
Unread. Second printing.A young Confederate captain with a grisly past as a cavalry raider in Tennessee is on his way home to his family plantation north of Houston in the last days of the Civil War. In Austin, Capt. Jerod Robin is accused of murder and is thrown into the stockade by U.S. Army Capt. Santana Leatherwood, a Texan whose family has feuded bitterly for decades with the Robin family. In the stockade Robin meets British novelist and adventurer Edmund Varney, in Austin to write the life story of Lt. Tom Custer, heroic younger brother of famous General George Armstrong Custer. Varney is charged with attempting to steal Tom Custer's legendary warhorse, Athena, upon whose back Custer recently won two Congressional Medals of Honor. The two prisoners stand trial beside a 16-year-old mulatto girl, Flora Bowprie, who has come from New Orleans searching for her father but has been arrested as a runaway slave. Homicidal events cause the rebel captain, the British author and the young fortuneteller to flee from a Cavalry squad led by Santana Leatherwood and Tom Custer, mounted on his great Arabian horse. The story races to the inevitable showdown between the Robins and Leatherwoods, two families on opposite sides in the Civil War. But, before the final confrontation Jerod Robin hears a dark accusation about his birth and his mother that lends a special ferocity to the showdown. Then the story of Custer's Brother's Horse takes a surprising twist. This is a horse for the ages. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Shinano: The Sinking of Japan's Secret Supership, Enright, Joseph F.; Ryan, James W.
18 Enright, Joseph F.; Ryan, James W. Shinano: The Sinking of Japan's Secret Supership
St. Martins Press 1987-03-01 031200186X / 9780312001865 Hardcover Collectible: Like New Like New Hardcover 
2nd Edition. Appears unread. In protective mylar cover. Books have immortalized Japan's super-battleships Yamato and Musashi, but the top-secret conversion to an aircraft carrier of a bigger sister ship, Shinano, has remained part naval legend, part military secret. Even after this huge mystery carrier was sunk on her first night at sea by Captain Enright's submarine Archer-Fish, U.S. intelligence questioned Shinano's existence. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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19 Fleishman, Martha and Justice, Carol Joy Bugs to Blizzards Army Wife Fort D A Russell Wyoming
Wigwam Publishing Co 1974 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Hard Cover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Authors
Signed by Authors Navy Blue Cloth hardcover, 111 pages, 9 1/4" tall, Signed by both authors with a gift inscription on preface page below their pictures. Written in diary form to show historical information about Fort David Allen Russell, Wyoming. Many illustations. Covers time period of 1860's to 1890's. VG. Rubbed corner and dent in front board. Pages slightly yellowed. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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BARBAROSSA: The First Seven Days; Nazi Germany's 1941 Invasion of the Soviet Union, Fowler, Will
20 Fowler, Will BARBAROSSA: The First Seven Days; Nazi Germany's 1941 Invasion of the Soviet Union
Casemate Pub 2004-01-01 1932033238 / 9781932033236 Hardcover New Like New Hardcover 
Unread. In original shrink wrap. On 22 June 1941 The Germans launched their long-expected invasion of the Soviet Union. Codenamed Operation Barbarossa, after the famous 12th century crusading emperor, what followed was perhaps the greatest clash of arms the world has ever witnessed, and one of the most ferocious,uncompromising conflicts in the history of modern warfare.With the aid of specially commissioned maps, Barbarossa: The First 7 Days describes the dramatic history of the first week of the invasion of the Soviet Union. The book begins with an extensive overview of the Wehrmacht's success up until 1941, followed by chapters outlining the German High Command's plan of attack and the defensive dispositions of the Soviet forces. The author goes on to describe the opening bombardment, followed by detailed accounts of the three Army Groups' fortunes in the first week of the campaign. The book finishes with an analysis of the remainder of the campaign and the ultimate failure of the Germans to destroy the Red Army and capture Moscow.With first hand accounts from both sides, vivid photographs, detailed fact boxes, and specially commissioned maps of the German advance and the Soviet defensive actions, Barbarossa: The First 7 Days is a comprehensive examination of the first week of the four-year war on the Eastern Front. 
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