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The Compendium of Weapons, Armour  & Castles, Balent, Matthew
1 Balent, Matthew The Compendium of Weapons, Armour & Castles
Taylor, MI Palladium Books, Inc. 1993 3rd Printing Paperback Fine 
B&W Illustrations; This is an oversized paperback book. The book is in Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "The study of mankind is the study of conflict. In the modern age, where warfare can result in the decimation and destruction of an entire people or culture, and the weapons used so powerful and lethal that it seems that noen might avoid them." 
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A Few Good Men The Marines, Gazzaniga, Donald A.
2 Gazzaniga, Donald A. A Few Good Men The Marines
San Diego, CA A. J. Books 1988 2nd Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
SIGNED EDITION. This is the second edition, published by A. J. Books (first published in 1986 by Dale Books). This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The top edge of the text block has some ground-in dirt and spotting. This copy has been signed by the author on the front endpaper. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "What was it like in Nam before the war - right before? Who were the American fighting men first on the scene? how tough was it to be an adviser in a Far East few Americans, stateside, understood then or now?" ; Signed by Author 
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The Compact History of the United States Air Force The Story of the American Airman and the Force in Which he Serves, Glines, Carroll V.
3 Glines, Carroll V. The Compact History of the United States Air Force The Story of the American Airman and the Force in Which he Serves
New York Hawthorn Books, Inc. 1963 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket Illustrated by Gil Walker 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean condition. The book covers have some bits of the dust jacket adhered where moisture stuck the covers and the dust jacket together. There is some light bumping and edge wear to the spine ends. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. The endpapers have some beginning toning to the foredges. The dust jacket has edge tears, nicks and several small chips missing along with some light cosmetic moisture wear / tidemarking to the rear panel. Laid in is a copy of the Radar Intercept Graduation program from the James Connally Air Force Base for 1962 - the officers graduating are: 2nd Lt Thomas D. Bjers, 2nd Lt Bruce T. Burrows, 2nd Lt Kenneth H. Cook, 2nd Lt Fred B. Jacobs, and 2nd Lt Walter F. Sosnowski. Stapled into the back of the booklet is a photograph of the graduates. "Comprehensive and up-to-date, this compact history is an authoritative account of the rise of the United States Air Force." 
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Mao Tse-Tung on Guerrilla Warfare, Griffith, Samuel . (Brigadier General )
4 Griffith, Samuel . (Brigadier General ) Mao Tse-Tung on Guerrilla Warfare
New York Praeger Publishers 1961 11th Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good dust jacket. Covers of book have a bit of light dirt & fingermarks. There is some light bumping to the spine ends of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The price clipped dust jacket has edge wear, wrinkling and a small chip missing to the top spine end. There is also some ground-in dirt and spotting to the rear cover. "In 1937, Mao Tse-Tung, in retreat after ten years of battling the Nationalist troops of Chiang Kai-Shek, wrote a succinct pamphlet that has become one of the most influential documents of our time. This treatise, the first systematic analysis of guerrilla warfare, established Mao as the architect of a new method of warfare." 
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A PRECIS OF MODERN TACTICS, Home, Colonel Robert (Revised and Rewritten by Lieut.-Colonel Sisson C. Pratt)
5 Home, Colonel Robert (Revised and Rewritten by Lieut.-Colonel Sisson C. Pratt) A PRECIS OF MODERN TACTICS
London, England Harrison and Sons, St. Martin's Lane 1892 2nd Edition, Revised Hardcover Very Good- 
Maps; ASSOCIATION COPY. Originally compiled in 1873 by Colonel Robert Home, this volume was revised and rewritten by Lieutenant-Colonel Sisson C. Pratt in 1892. This copy belonged to Powell Clayton Jr, member of the 5th United States Cavalry. The book is in Good+ to Very Good- condition overall. The book is in solid condition but is quite fragile (the paper) and has noticeable wear and tear. There are several edge tears, nicks, holes, etc. to the red cloth covered boards, along with spots of biopredation (bug or rodent nibbles) to the spine ends, joints and edges of the book covers. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, but there are some spots of foxing (especially one section of the pages that is noticeably darkened due to the acid content of the paper used in that section). The map pocket contains 21 of the 22 maps - it's missing map 15A "Formations at Auerstadt". The former owner, Powell Clayton Jr. was the son of United States Senator and former Governor of Arkansas Clayton Powell. Powell Jr. was appointed a Second-Lieutenant in the Fifth Cavalry in 1891, then promoted to First Lieutenant October, 1898. He made Captain in the Eleventh Cavalry in 1901 and Major on June 12th, 1916. He died from injuries received on December 16th, 1916 while taking a young horse over the hurdles on the drill field at Fort Sam Houston, TX. His father, Clayton Powell "a Union General who settled in Arkansas following the Civil war, played a porminent role as a Republican politician in the Reconstruction that followed that conflict." From the Encyclopedia of Arkansas. And later Powell Sr "took an active role in William McKinley' presidential campaign. After he was elected, McKinley rewarded Clayton by appointing him the United States' minister to Mexico in 1897. McKinley named him the first ambassador to Mexico in 1899 when that post was raised to an embassy post." (again from the Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture). The treatise on tactics deals with overall tactics of war, using specific battles to illustrate points. There is also detailed information on horses and cavalry and their part in winning and losing battles or wars.; Signed by Associated 
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The White Kepi A Casual History of the French Foreign Legion, Kanitz, Walter
6 Kanitz, Walter The White Kepi A Casual History of the French Foreign Legion
Chicago, IL Henry Regnery Company 1956 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and a couple of small chips missing along with noticeable generalized ground-in dirt. "Heroic figures galloping across the loose sands of the Sahara, their flowing white kepis a symbol of the highest romance and adventure - or murderers and human derelicts, rejected by society and hunted by the police, seeking escape from prison in the ranks of the Legion Etrangere?" 
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Fortress America The Forts that Defended America, 1600 to the Present, Kaufmann, J. E. & H.W. Kaufmann
7 Kaufmann, J. E. & H.W. Kaufmann Fortress America The Forts that Defended America, 1600 to the Present
Cambridge, MA Da Capo Press 2004 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Tomasz Idzikowski 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "From the earliest colonial settlements to recent cold war bunkers, thousands of forts and fortress structures have been built on the North American continent." 
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Fortress Third Reich, Kaufmann, J. E. & H.W. Kaufmann
8 Kaufmann, J. E. & H.W. Kaufmann Fortress Third Reich
Cambridge, MA Da Capo Press 2003 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Robert M. Jurga 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "The Atlantic Wall may be the most famous German World War II - era fortification line in Europe, but in fact Germany built many fortified defensive lines throughout the war, from coastal defenses along the English Channel to the celebrated West Wall and the hurriedly built East Wall." 
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American Wars and Heroes Revolutionary War Through Vietnam, Matloff, Maurice (General Editor) with Stanley M. Ulanoff (editor)
9 Matloff, Maurice (General Editor) with Stanley M. Ulanoff (editor) American Wars and Heroes Revolutionary War Through Vietnam
Glen Cove, NY Baldpate Press 1984 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Graphs; SIGNED EDITION. This copy has been signed by editor Stanley M. Ulanoff. This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "In this well-researched book, a team of military historians has traced the development of the American Army, its leaders, and their impact on American and world history."; Signed by Editor 
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The R.o.t.c. Manual : Coast Artillery: Volume 1 14th Edition : a Textbook for the Reserve Officers' Training Corps., Military Service Publishing Company
10 Military Service Publishing Company The R.o.t.c. Manual : Coast Artillery: Volume 1 14th Edition : a Textbook for the Reserve Officers' Training Corps.
Harrisburg, PA Military Service Publishing Company 1942 14th Edition Paperback Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This is an oversized Paperback book with cardstock covers and a cloth spine. This book is in Very Good condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean condition. The cardstock covers have some light creasing and bumping. The text pages mostly clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name and details on the front endpapers. "The concept of ROTC in the United States began with the Morrill Act of 1862 which established the land-grant colleges. Part of the federal government's requirement for these schools was that they include military tactics as part of their curriculum, forming what became known as ROTC. The college from which ROTC originated is Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont. Norwich was founded in 1819 at Norwich, Vermont, as the American Literary, Scientific and Military Academy. [10] The university was founded by former West Point instructor Captain Alden Partridge, who promoted the idea of a "citizen soldier"a man trained to act in a military capacity when his nation required, but capable of fulfilling standard civilian functions in peacetime" 
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Prudens Futuri The US Army War College 1901-1967, Pappas, George S. (Colonel, Artillery)
11 Pappas, George S. (Colonel, Artillery) Prudens Futuri The US Army War College 1901-1967
Carlisle Barracks, PA Alumni Association of the US Army War College 1967 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There are several tiny holes pushed into the front pastedown page and one tiny one to the front endpaper. The text pages are clean and bright. Signed in ink on the title page by the author. The dust jacket has several edge nicks and tears along with some light generalized rubbing and some beginning ground-in dirt. "In researching the history of the Army War College, one almost immediately becomes aware of the close relationship of the War College and the Army General Staff. The background, establishment, and early years of the War College are so closely interwoven with the developments leading to the establishment of the General Staff that it becomes virtually impossible to separate completely any history of either institution." ; Signed by Author 
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Civilian Warriors The Inside Story of Blackwater and the Unsung Heroes of the War on Terror, Prince, Erik
12 Prince, Erik Civilian Warriors The Inside Story of Blackwater and the Unsung Heroes of the War on Terror
New York Portfolio / Penguin 2013 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "No company in our time has been as mysterious or as controversial as Blackwater. Founded by former Navy SEAL Erik Prince in 1977, it recruited special forces veterans and others with the skills and courage to take on the riskiest security jobs in the world." 
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Soldiers of Misfortune Washington's Secret Betrayal of American POWs in the Soviet Union, Sanders, James D., Mark A. Sauter, and R. Cort Kirkwood
13 Sanders, James D., Mark A. Sauter, and R. Cort Kirkwood Soldiers of Misfortune Washington's Secret Betrayal of American POWs in the Soviet Union
Washington, DC National Press Books 1992 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
B&W Photographs; SIGNED EDITION. Signed by author James D. Sanders. This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "In an explosive revelation, Colonel Philip Corso, an intelligence aide to President Dwight Eisenhower, revealed exclusively to the authors that the president personally made the decision to abandon hundres, perhap thousands, of U.S. POWs from the Korean War. More than six years ago, Jim Sanders began his lonely quest for the truth about American POWs liberated by Soviet troops in Germany and Eastern Europe near the end of World War II." ; Signed by One Author 
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Airbrush Painting Techniques, Scutts, Jerry (series editor) Rodrigo Hernandez Cabos (publication manager)
14 Scutts, Jerry (series editor) Rodrigo Hernandez Cabos (publication manager) Airbrush Painting Techniques
London, England Osprey Publishing 2000 Reprint Paperback Near Fine 
Color Illustrations; This is a trade paperback book. This book is in Near Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "The correct use of the airbrush is one of the most important skills that must be mastered by a modeller, but also one of the most difficult." 
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Supplying War Logistics from Wallenstein to Patton, Van Creveld, Martin
15 Van Creveld, Martin Supplying War Logistics from Wallenstein to Patton
London & New York Cambridge University Press 1977 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Illustrated by 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "Why did Napoleon succeed in 1805 but fail in 1812? Were the railways vital to Prussia's victory over France in 1870? Was the famous Schlieffen Plan militarily sound? Could the European half of World War II have been ended in 1944? These are only a few of the questions that form the subject-matter of this meticulously researched, lively book. Drawing on a very wide range of unpublished and previously unexploited sources, Martin van Creveld examines the - nuts and bolts - of war: namely, those formidable problems of movement and supply, transportation and administration, so often mentioned - but rarely explored - by the vast majority of books on military history." "Martin Levi van Creveld (born 5 March 1946) is an Israeli military historian and theorist...Van Creveld notes that many of the wars fought after 1945 were low-intensity conflicts (LICs) which powerful states ended up losing. The book argues that we are seeing a decline of the nation-state, without a comparable decline in organized violence. Moreover, in his view, armies consistently train and equip to fight a conventional war, rather than the LICs they are likely to face. Consequently, it is imperative that nation states change the training of their armed forces and rethink their weapon procurement programs. " 
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Eisenhower A Biography: Great Generals Series, Wukovits, John (with a foreword by General Wesley K. Clark)
16 Wukovits, John (with a foreword by General Wesley K. Clark) Eisenhower A Biography: Great Generals Series
New York Macmillan / Palgrave 2006 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
B&W Photographs; SIGNED EDITION. This book has been signed by the author on the title page. This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "This fresh look at the general explores the roots of his career, including his military education at West Point and in subsequent military posts. The book reveals Eisenhower's advocacy in the 1920's of tank warfare and his friendships in that decade with George Patton and with his mentor Fox Conner." ; Signed by Author 
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Supplying War Logistics from Wallenstein to Patton, Van Creveld, Martin
Supplying War Logistics from Wallenstein to Patton

The R.o.t.c. Manual : Coast Artillery: Volume 1 14th Edition : a Textbook for the Reserve Officers' Training Corps., Military Service Publishing Company
The R.o.t.c. Manual : Coast Artillery: Volume 1 14th Edition : a Textbook for the Reserve Officers' Training Corps.

The Compact History of the United States Air Force The Story of the American Airman and the Force in Which he Serves, Glines, Carroll V.
The Compact History of the United States Air Force The Story of the American Airman and the Force in Which he Serves

 
 
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