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Tattered Ensign-The Story of America's Most Famous Fighting Frigate, USS Constitution., Jennings, John -
101 Jennings, John - Tattered Ensign-The Story of America's Most Famous Fighting Frigate, USS Constitution.
New York; Thomas Y. Crowell Company; 1966; 1st Edition; Hardcover, cloth; vg; dj good+; op; 8.5 x 6 x 1.25 inches; 
8vo.; 290 pages; illusrations, photos. dj showsedge wear with spine chipping and small tears. This is an account of the entire life of this legendary frigate. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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BONAPARTE., JOB et G. Nontorgueil -
102 JOB et G. Nontorgueil - BONAPARTE.
Paris; Boivin & Co, Editeurs; 1910; No ISBN #; 1st Edition; Decorative Color Cloth hardback; Very good condition with very minor edge bumps and cover rubbing and marks - see photo; No dust jacket issued; Out-of-Print; 14.75 x 12 x 0.75 inches Illustrator JOB; 
84 pages; full-edge gilt; 32-full page beautiful color plates facing French text page; 4 double page color plates; The best copy of this book I have seen. International customers- please email for a postage quote - must be sent by Priority or Express mail only. 
Price: 495.00 USD
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Hitler's Military Headquarters - Organization, Structures, Security and Personnel., Johnson, Aaron L. -
103 Johnson, Aaron L. - Hitler's Military Headquarters - Organization, Structures, Security and Personnel.
US; R. James Bender Publishing; 1999; 1st Ed.; Hard cover, board; Like new; No dj issued, under mylar protection; op; 9.25 x 6.25 x .75 inches; 
8vo - 240 pages, photos, maps, obscure info. This collector's volume is #181 from the first 500 copies of this First Edition, signed by the author Aaron L. Johnson. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Napoleon's Cavalry and Its Leaders., Johnson, David -
104 Johnson, David - Napoleon's Cavalry and Its Leaders.
New York; Holmes & Meier Publishers, Inc.; 1978; 1st Edition; Cloth Hardcover; vg; dj vg; Book 9.5 x 6.5 x 0.75 inches. 
8vo.; 191 pages, illustrations, formation/tactical line drawings. An outstanding study of the mounted arm. 
Price: 32.00 USD
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In the Words of Napoleon, Johnston, R. M., Editor -
105 Johnston, R. M., Editor - In the Words of Napoleon
London; Greenhill Books; 2002; 1st Edition; Cloth Hardcover; very good to near mint; dj near mint; Book 9.5 x 6.5 x 1.5 inches. 
First Edition. 8vo.; 416 pages, Illus. ep's. organized by year. Excerps from Napoleon's writings. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Military Uniforms of the World in Color., Kannik, Preben;
106 Kannik, Preben; Military Uniforms of the World in Color.
US; MacMillan; 1968; First US Edition; hardbound, dust jacket, mylar cover; Very Good; Very Good; 5.5x7.5x1 Kannik, Preben illustrator; Jay Luvaas name and Library boss stamp
512 color uniform pictures, includes excellent narrative. Owned by Dr.Jay Luvaas - miliary author and historian. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Hunt for the Engineer: How Israel Agents Tracked the Hamas Master Bomber., Katz, Samuel M. -
107 Katz, Samuel M. - The Hunt for the Engineer: How Israel Agents Tracked the Hamas Master Bomber.
NY NY; Fromm International; 1999; stated 1st Ed.; hard cover, board; very good; dj very good under mylar protection; op; 9.25 x 6.25 x 1 inches; 
8vo - 303 pages, photos. Yehiya Ayyash, the Palestinian bomb builder known to the world simply as "The Engineer," killed 130 Israelis and wounded 500 during a twenty-four month campaign of terror. Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin had ordered the state to mobilize all its resources to stop the bombings. The result was one of the largest manhunts in recent history which spread over the entire globe and involved Britain's MI5, the Royal Jordanian Special Forces, the FBI and the New York City Police Department. Charged with the task of catching Ayyash was the Shin Bet, the most secretive and elite of Israel's secret services. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Fortress America - The Forts that Defended America, 1600 to the Present., Kaufmann, J E & H W Kaufmann -
108 Kaufmann, J E & H W Kaufmann - Fortress America - The Forts that Defended America, 1600 to the Present.
Cambridge. MA; Da Capo Press; 2004; 0306812940 / 9780306812941 1st Edition; Hard cover; Very good Condition with two tiny spots on the fore edge; Very good+ dj under mylar protector; Out-of-Print; 10.25 x 7.25 x 1.25 inches. 
416 pages, toc, b/w photos, detailed line drawings, maps, tables, index. The role of Fortifications in American History. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Flying Years, Keith, C.H. -
109 Keith, C.H. - Flying Years
London UK; John Hamilton LTD.; undated but 1937; Special Edition for the Aviation book Club; decorative cloth hardback; Good condition; Lacks issued dj; op; 8.75 x 5.75 x 1.5 inches; 
8vo, 315 pages, photos, fold-out maps, light bottom edge stain that extends to 0.5 inch on the rear cover bottom edgei, light perimeter foxing. British WWI flyer in the Middle East. 
Price: 28.00 USD
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The Russian Army; Its Men, Its Leaders and Its Battles., Kerr, Walter -
110 Kerr, Walter - The Russian Army; Its Men, Its Leaders and Its Battles.
Washington DC; Infantry Journal Press; 1944 1st Edition thus; Softcover; vg; no dj issued; op; 6.5 x 4.25 x 0.5 inches. 
op; 1st Infantry Journal Printing for the GI; Part of Fighting Forces Series; 186 pages, maps. Minor age browning of pages and edges due to age, very minor cover spotting, a very good copy of this book. This book provides a contemporary look at our WW2 Russian Ally - new to most GI's. Prited in June after D-Day Landings. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The True Ulysses S Grant., King, General Charles -
111 King, General Charles - The True Ulysses S Grant.
Philadelphia; J B Lippincott Company; 1914 1st Edition; Decorative Cloth Hardcover; Very good condition; no dust jacket issued; Out-of-Print; 8 x 5.25 x 1.5 inches. 
op; 400 pages; toc; frontis photo of Grant; photos; index. former owners name neatly written on front inside end paper; very minor soiling and rubbing of cover. Very nice copy of this hard to find book. Excellent and balanced biography. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Hitler's Panzer Armies on the Eastern Front., Kirchubel, Robert -
112 Kirchubel, Robert - Hitler's Panzer Armies on the Eastern Front.
South Yorkshire UK; Pen & Sword; 2009; 1st Edition; Cloth Hardback; as-new; as-new dj; 9.5 x 6.5 x 1 inches. 
8vo.; 246 pages; photos, maps, extensive Panzer Army OB tables. Solid hard data. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Napoleon la Campagne d'Espagne., Lachouque, Commandant Henry -
113 Lachouque, Commandant Henry - Napoleon la Campagne d'Espagne.
France; Copernic; 1978; 1st Edition; Cloth hardcover; very good; good+ dj with 1 square inch chip out of top of spine; 11 x 10 x 1.25 inches. op; Louis de Beaufort 
4to; SIGNED by military author and lecturer -Dr. Jay Luvaas; Text by J. Tranie et J. C. Carmigniani from the notes and documents of Lachouque. 236 pages, maps, tables, illustrations, full color plates. French text. Great detail on the "Spanish Ulcer" of Napoleon. Outstanding 
Price: 95.00 USD
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The Virgina Campaign and the Blockade and Siege of Yorktown 1781., Landers, Colonel H.L. -
114 Landers, Colonel H.L. - The Virgina Campaign and the Blockade and Siege of Yorktown 1781.
US; US Government Printing Office; 1931; 1st Edition; cloth hard back; Very Good condition; No dj issued; op; 10.25 x 7 x 1 inches. 
4to - 219 pages, illus., rear pocket maps of field photos, complete. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Guerrilla - A Historical and Critical Study., Laqueur, Walter -
115 Laqueur, Walter - Guerrilla - A Historical and Critical Study.
1976; Little, Brown and Company; op; 1st Ed.; cloth hardback; vg condition; dj good under mylar protection with minor edge chipping; op; 9.5 x 6.25 x 1.5 inches; 
8vo - 462 pages, an excellent analysis. Guerrilla warfare and terrorism are among the most baffling and complex political and military phenomena in recent history. Investigation of their theoretical roots and practical origins, Walter Laqueur shows that these beginnings can be traced much further back in history than has been hitherto assumed. Most of the basic principles of guerrilla warfare and urban terror-commonly thought of as contemporary in origin - were in fact known in the nineteenth century or earlier. Dj chipped on front top and bottom, spine and back top. 
Price: 28.00 USD
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Combat Over Spain, Memoirs of a Nationalist Fighter Pilot 1936-39., Larios, Captain Jose, Marquis of Larios, Duke of Lerma -
116 Larios, Captain Jose, Marquis of Larios, Duke of Lerma - Combat Over Spain, Memoirs of a Nationalist Fighter Pilot 1936-39.
NY NY; Macmillan Company; 1966 stated 1st Edition; cloth hardback; Very good condition with very minor sun fading; very good dust jacket with minor top edge tears and chipping, particularly at the spine; Out-of-print; 8.5 x 6 x 1.25 inches. 
308 pages, b/w photos, end paper maps, index. Hard to find 1st person account - Spanish Civil War. 
Price: 38.00 USD
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ROMMEL; A Narrative & Pictorial History., law, Richard D. & Craig W.H. Luther -
117 law, Richard D. & Craig W.H. Luther - ROMMEL; A Narrative & Pictorial History.
San Jose; R.James Bender Publishing; 1980; stated 1st Edition; Glossy Color Illustrated Hardback; as-new; no dj issued-former owner covered book in heavy stock clear plastic; op; 9.25 x 6.25 x 1 inches. 
8vo.; 368 pages; toc, maps, photos, tables, bibliography. Great detail and insight. 
Price: 48.00 USD
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Precursors of Nelson-British Admirals of the Eighteenth Century., Le Lefevre, Peter & Richard Harding, Editors -
118 Le Lefevre, Peter & Richard Harding, Editors - Precursors of Nelson-British Admirals of the Eighteenth Century.
Mechanicsville PA; Stackpole Books; 2000; stated 1st Edition; cloth hardcover; near fine; dj near fine; op; 9.5 x 6.5 x 1.25 inches 
8vo.; 436 pages; 15-biographical sketches of 18th C British Admirals each written by a different scholar. Outstanding hard to find information. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Never Alone Until Admiral Halsey Left . . . with Everyone Else., Lemont, Harrison E -
119 Lemont, Harrison E - Never Alone Until Admiral Halsey Left . . . with Everyone Else.
Pittsburgh PA; Dorrance Publishing Co Inc; 2003 0805960252 / 9780805960259 stated 1st Edition; black cloth hardback; as new condition; as new dust jacket under mylar protector; Out-of-Print; 9.25 x 6.25 x 0.5 inches. Illustrator-Carol Owens; 
op. SIGNED by the author on the inside front end paper, 8vo. 94 pages; photo; detailed pencil drawings. A unique view of the day-to-day life of an US Army Air Corps enlisted radar operator in the battle for the Philippine Islands. 
Price: 28.00 USD
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Red Victory - A History of the Russian Civil war, Lincoln, W. Bruce -
120 Lincoln, W. Bruce - Red Victory - A History of the Russian Civil war
US; Simon and Schuster; 1989; 1st Ed.; hard cover, cloth/board; very good; dj very good under mylar protection; op; 9.5 x 6.25 x 1.75 inches; 
8vo - 637 pages, ep maps, photos. Sweeping saga, epic in scope. Among the cast of characters: Lenin, Stalin, and Trotskii, jockeying for power as the war raged around them; General Anton Denikin and Admiral Aleksandr Kolchak, stalwart leaders of the Whites; General William S. Graves, the tough, no-nonsense Army commander who led the Americans throughSiberia in the dead of winter. Extensive primary sources-government documents, secret police reports, memoirs, diaries, letters and military communiques from archives and libraries around the world. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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