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Three Came Home by Agnes Newton Keith (1947-09-05)

By: Agnes Newton Keith

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Atantic Monthly Press / Little Brown & Company: 1795-01-01

Seller ID: 55-2-1812

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Bumped corners, rubbing and light page yellowing. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. Colored and illustrated double title page, many monochrome illustrations in text and full page after author's drawings, table of contents.English language authentic recollections by author of her and her family's captivity in two Japanese prison camps on Borneo, Berhala Island and Kuching. Entering captivity May 1942, Liberated September 1945. View more info

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Five Centuries of Famous Ships

By: Albion, Robert Greenhalgh

Price: $25.00

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Inc.,US: 1978

Seller ID: c16-1-237

ISBN: 0070009538

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Light soiling on cover. Inside pages clean and binding is tight.Famous ships from the Santa Maria to the Glomar Explorer. Maritime history has always been dominated by a fascination for the ships that have been constructed for exploration, travel, and warfare upon the sea. View more info

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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

By: Barbara Schading; Richard Schading

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Writers Digest Books: 2006-12-22

Seller ID: g3-4-901

ISBN: 158297408X

Condition: Used: Like New


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. View more info

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The Seventy Great Battles in History

By: Black, Jeremy [Editor]

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Thames & Hudson: 2005-10-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2-1-1641

ISBN: 0500251258

Condition: Collectible: Like New


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). View more info

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The Man Who Bought a Navy: The Story of the World's Greatest Salvage Achievement at Scapa Flow

By: Bowman Gerald

Price: $250.00

Publisher: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.: 1964-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4-5-1735

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


First Edition. Previous owner's name is written on endpaper. Pages lightly yellowed. Black a white photographs. Dust Jacket is rubbed, chipped, price clipped and taped along spine and flap edges. In protective acid-free archival quality acetate cover.When the Germans sank their surrendered navy at Scapa Flow after the First World War, top salvage experts were agreed that the work of recovering the ships was a near impossibility. Engineer Ernest Cox was the one man who defied their prediction. View more info

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The Aircraft Treasures of Silver Hill: The Behind-The-Scenes Workshop of the National Air and Space

By: Boyne, Walter J.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Rawson Associates: 1982-12-01

Seller ID: 7-1-1703

ISBN: 0892562161

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Dust jacket has light chipping and yellowing. Inside pages clean and binding is tight.Illustrated with 228 photographs of the famous planes that are discussed. Silver Hill is the restoration, preservation, and storage facility of the National Air and Space Museum. View more info

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Training to Fly: Military Flight Training, 1907-1945 (008-070-00756-8)

By: Cameron, Rebecca Hancock

Price: $30.00

Publisher: GPO: 1999-01-01

Seller ID: 3-5-924

ISBN: 0160501814

Condition: Used: Like New


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. View more info

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Return ticket: My diary as a POW airman in WWII

By: Carlson, Carl R

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Watercress Press: 2001-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7-5-1910

ISBN: 093495545X

Condition: Used: Like New


Unread.Carl R. Carlson was born near Austin, Texas, in 1922, and grew up on his father's cotton farm at Elgin. After Pearl Harbor, he enlisted int he USAAC at Duncan Field, San Antonio, went through training in North Carolina and Florida, and was sent with his B-17 crew to Thorpe Abbots, England. They were part of the 8th Air Force, 100th Bomb Group, which pounded HItler's "Third Reich" until it surrendered. View more info

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St. Nazaire commando

By: Chant-Sempill, Stuart

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Presidio: 1987-01-01

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 3-3-1411

ISBN: 0891413154

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


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. View more info

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Frontier Forts of Texas

By: Conger; Day; Frantz; Simpson; et al.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Texian Press: 1966-06-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2-3-919

ISBN: 0872440036

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


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. View more info

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Reunion at Chattanooga Signed First Edition

By: Crabb, Alfred Leland

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The Bobbs Merrill Co: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 001006

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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A Pictorial History of Kelly Air Force Base, 1917-1980

By: Crain, Charles E., Jr.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Office of History, San Antonio Air Logistics Center: 1984-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: b2-4-6

Condition: Collectible: Good


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. View more info

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U.S. Army Combat Pistol Training Manual

By: Department of the Army

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Lyons Press: 2003-10-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 55-2-22

ISBN: 1592281575

Condition: New


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-sup... View more info

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Another Great Day at Sea: Life Aboard the USS George H.W. Bush SIGNED

By: Dyer, Geoff

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Vintage: 2015-04-07

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 55-5-1509

ISBN: 0804170207

Condition: Collectible: Like New


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 environme... View more info

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Kelly Field in the Great World War

By: Edited By Lieut. H. D. Kroll

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Kelly Field - H. D. Kroll: 1919-01-01

Seller ID: b2-2-1600

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


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. View more info

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Shelby's Expedition to Mexico Edwards Civil War

By: Edwards, John N

Price: $100.00

Publisher: The Missouri Historical Review:

Seller ID: 000794

Condition: Collectible: Like New


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 ... View more info

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Custer's Brother's Horse

By: Edwin Shrake

Price: $24.00

Publisher: John M. Hardy Publishing Company: 2007-10-28

Seller ID: 55-2-43

ISBN: 0971766789

Condition: Collectible: Like New


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 i... View more info

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Shinano: The Sinking of Japan's Secret Supership

By: Enright, Joseph F.; Ryan, James W.

Price: $55.00

Publisher: St. Martins Press: 1987-03-01

Seller ID: 3-3-1408

ISBN: 031200186X

Condition: Collectible: Like New


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. View more info

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Bugs to Blizzards Army Wife Fort D A Russell Wyoming

By: Fleishman, Martha and Justice, Carol Joy

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Wigwam Publishing Co: 1974

Inscription: Signed by Authors

Seller ID: 001295

Condition: Very Good


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. Rubbed corner and dent in front board. Pages slightly yellowed. Inside pages clean and binding is tight.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. View more info

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BARBAROSSA: The First Seven Days; Nazi Germany's 1941 Invasion of the Soviet Union

By: Fowler, Will

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Casemate Pub: 2004-01-01

Seller ID: 4-4-914

ISBN: 1932033238

Condition: New


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 succes... View more info