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An American Pursuit Pilot in France 1917-1919., Thomas, Ritchie & Carl M. Becker -
181 Thomas, Ritchie & Carl M. Becker - An American Pursuit Pilot in France 1917-1919.
US; White Mane Publishing Company, Inc.; 1994; 1st Ed.; hard cover, board; very good; dj very good under mylar protection; op; 9.25 x 6.25 x 1 inches; 
8vo - 198 pages, photos, maps, tables, first person account. First Lieutenant Roland W. Richardson, pursuit pilot of the 213th Squadron of the American Air Service constitutes a continuing record of the demands of training and combat, of the labor of simply keeping airplanes in the air. Reflects the thoughts and feelings of the thousands of American youth sent to France. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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Uniforms of the Elite Forces, Thompson, Leroy -
182 Thompson, Leroy - Uniforms of the Elite Forces
UK; Blandford; 1982; First UK Edition; Hardbound; Good, light shadow on inside page, yellowing on outside; page edges. Good dust jacket under mylar protector, Slight bent upper right hand corner on the dust jacket; 5.5x7.5x1; Chappell, Michael; 
Many color plates with excellent narratives. Great detail. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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A Colonel in the Armored Divisions - A Memoir, 1941-1945., Triplet, William S -
183 Triplet, William S - A Colonel in the Armored Divisions - A Memoir, 1941-1945.
Columbia Missouri; University of Missouri Press; 2001; 082621312X / 9780826213129 1st Edition; Cloth hardback; Very good condition; very good dj under mylar protector; Out-of-Print; 9.5 x 6.5 x 1 inch. 
301 pages, toc, photos, index. First Person Account. Edited with an introduction from Robert H Ferrell. Colonel Triplet, a WW1 vet who made the Army his career was involved in the development and training of the US armored forces and ultimately was the commander of CCA in the 7th Armored Division. Outstanding account of many aspects of US armor development, doctrine and history. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Eagle's Last Triumph - Napoleon's Victory at Ligny, June 1815., Uffindell, Andrew -
184 Uffindell, Andrew - The Eagle's Last Triumph - Napoleon's Victory at Ligny, June 1815.
Pa; Greenhill Books; 1994; 1st US Edition; cloth hardback; vg+; vg dj under mylar; op; 9.5 x 6.5 x 1 inches. 
8vo; 272 pages, maps, illustrations, photos, line drawings, tables. Great detail. 
Price: 32.00 USD
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Arnhem - the Greatest Airborne Assautlt of World War II - the Battle for the Lower Rhine, September 1944., Urquhart, Major-General R.E. with Wilfred Greatorex -
185 Urquhart, Major-General R.E. with Wilfred Greatorex - Arnhem - the Greatest Airborne Assautlt of World War II - the Battle for the Lower Rhine, September 1944.
New York; W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. 1958; stated 1st Edition; Cloth Hardback; vg; good+ dj; op; 8.5 x 5.75 x 1 inches. 
8vo.; 239 pages, maps, photos, tables. dj shows edge wear, minor edge tears and top of spine chipping, book showsbottom edge shelf rubbing. First person account - British First Airborne Division in Market Garden Operation from the Division commander. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Ski Track on the Battlefield., V.A. Firsoff, M.A. -
186 V.A. Firsoff, M.A. - Ski Track on the Battlefield.
US; A.S. Barnes and Company; 1943; 1st Ed.; Hard cover, cloth; Very good; Dj, very good, under mylar protection; op; 9.25 x 6 x .75 inches; 
8vo - 158 pages, photos, tables, wartime justification of 10th Mountain Division, hard to find history based upon the use of Ski Troops in other WW2 Armies. . 
Price: 38.00 USD
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Notes of a Lost Pilot., Villars, Jean Beraud -
187 Villars, Jean Beraud - Notes of a Lost Pilot.
Hamden CT; Archon Books; 1975; 0208014373 / 9780208014375 1st English Edition; cloth hardback; Very good+ condition; Very good dj shows minor rubbing under mylar protector; Out-of-print; 9.25 x 6.25 x 1 inches. Charles Faust; 
First English Translation by Stanley J Pincetl Jr & Ernest Marchand of 1918 first French Edition; 285 pages, toc, outstanding pencil sketched illustrations-one is a double page fold out, index. Otiginally published anonomously in France under the title - 'Notes s'un pilote disparu'. Villars was extremely critical that the French government and aircraft manufaturers put him and his brothers-in-arms into 'flying chicken coops' that dissintergrated before the Hun. 
Price: 28.00 USD
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The War Diary 1939-1945, von Bock, Gereralfeldmarschall Fedor; Edited by Klaus Gerbet -
188 von Bock, Gereralfeldmarschall Fedor; Edited by Klaus Gerbet - The War Diary 1939-1945
Atglen PA; Schiffer Military History; 1996; 1st English Edition; Cloth Hardback; as-new; as-new dj under former owner heavy clear plastic dj/book protector; op; 9.25 x 6.25 x 2 inches. 
8vo.; Translated from the German by David Johnson; 608 pages; photos, maps. First person Diary entries from 14 June 1939 through 2 May 1945. Bock died of wounds on 4 May 1945 received from a UK air straffing shortly after his last diary entry. Great detail and unique insight. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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German Generals of World War II as I saw Them., von Meelenthin, General F.W.
189 von Meelenthin, General F.W. German Generals of World War II as I saw Them.
Norman OK; University of Oklahoma Press; 1977; 1st Edition; Cloth Hardcover; vg; lacks issued dj; op; 8.5 x 5.75 x 1 inches. 
8vo.; 300 pages, photos, maps. Cover is under heavy stock clear protective plastic cover chipped at top front fore edge. The General looks at 14 General officers - the men, their descisions, battles and campaigns. Very hard to find first person account. Outstanding. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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Journal of Lt. John Charles Philip Von Krafft, 1776-1784., VonKrafft, Lt Charles Philip -
190 VonKrafft, Lt Charles Philip - Journal of Lt. John Charles Philip Von Krafft, 1776-1784.
New York; New York Historical Society; 1883; 1st Edition; Decorative Tooled Leather Hard cover; Dent to the center of the front cover, light stain to the inside inner end paper; No Dust jacket issued; Out-of-Print. 8.75 x 5.75 x 0.75 inches. 
op; Collections of the New York Historical Society for the Year 1882; tooled decorative full leather cover; guilt title and hear on spine; marbled end papers; top edge guilt; bound-in cloth ribbon book mark; 4 page biographical sketch forward by Thomas H Edsell, ESQ; 202 pages plus 6 rear maps, 3 of which are fold-outs. VonKrafft was a soldier in the Hessian Von Bose Regiment. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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Die 12.SS-Panzer-Division HJ., Walther, Herbert -
191 Walther, Herbert - Die 12.SS-Panzer-Division HJ.
Friedberg Germany; Podzun-Pallas-Verlag; 1987; 1st Edition; Boards hardback; as-newcondition; as-new dj under mylar protector; op; 9.75 x 7 x 0.5 inches. 
8vo.; 120 pages; b/w and color photos, color maps. Text and photo captions in German. The "Hitler Youth" Division from German photos. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Divisionen Der Waffen-SS IM Einsatz 1940-1945., Walther, Herbert. -
192 Walther, Herbert. - Divisionen Der Waffen-SS IM Einsatz 1940-1945.
Germany; Podzun-Pallas-Verlag; 1985; 1st Edition; Laminated Color Hardback; Very good; Dj, very good, under plastic protection; 9.5 x 6.75 x .5 inches; 
8vo - 200 pages, German photos. In German. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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The War of the Revolution. 2-VOLUMES Complete., Ward, Christopher -
193 Ward, Christopher - The War of the Revolution. 2-VOLUMES Complete.
NY; The Macmillan Co; 1952; 1st Edition; Cloth Hardback; Very Good+ Condition; no Dust jacket issued; Out-of-Print; 9.5 x 6.25 x 2.75 inches - 2 Vols. 
2 Volumes - op, 1952, 1st Edition,988 pages for both volumes, toc, maps, notes, appendices, principal authorities, index. Excellent reference and history. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Tide at Sunrise - A History of the Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905., Warner, Denis & Peggy -
194 Warner, Denis & Peggy - The Tide at Sunrise - A History of the Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905.
US; Charterhouse; 1974; 1st Ed.; Hard cover cloth; Very good; DJ very good under mylar protection; op; 9.25 x 6.25 x 1.75 inches; 
8vo - 627 pages, Review Copy, photos, maps, excellent account. Very minor top edge soiling, jacket price clipped. NOTE - this is not the much more common book club edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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195 Whitehouse, Arch - Legion of the Lafayette.
US; Doubleday & Company, Inc.; 1962; stated 1st Ed; hard cover, cloth; very good; dj very good under mylar protection; op; 8.5 x 5.75 x 1.25 inches; 
8vo - 338 pages, illus., photos, with inserts, ep map. Robust story of a handful of American volunteers who served and flew for France between 1914 - 1918; intimate pictures of every member of the Escadrille-their backgrounds and personalities, the ways they lived or died. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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The Fledgling - An aerial gunner in World War I-the epic of a volunteer airman., Whitehouse, Arch -
196 Whitehouse, Arch - The Fledgling - An aerial gunner in World War I-the epic of a volunteer airman.
UK; Nicholas Vane; 1965; 1st, Ed; Hard cover, cloth; very good; dj, very good under mylar protection, shelf wear on bottom edge; Out-of-print; 8.5 x 5.50 x 1 inches; Straker Brothers LTD; 
8vo- 307 pages, illustrations, 1st person account by WWI aerial gunner. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Death of a Division., Whiting, Charles -
197 Whiting, Charles - Death of a Division.
New York; Stein and Day Publishers; 1980; 1st Edition; Cloth Hardback; vg; good + dj; op; 9.5 x 6.5 x 1 inches. 
8vo.; 162 pages; maps, photos. dj shows edge wear and minor soiling. This is the account of the German assault that opened the Battle of the Bulge with the destruction of two regiments of the US 106th Infantry Division. This is an excellent account in a true First Edition - NOT the Book Club Edition. 
Price: 28.00 USD
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Embattled Farmers - Campaigns and Profiles of Revolutionary Soldiers from Lincoln, Massachusetts, 1775-1783., Wiggin, Richard C -
198 Wiggin, Richard C - Embattled Farmers - Campaigns and Profiles of Revolutionary Soldiers from Lincoln, Massachusetts, 1775-1783.
Lincoln, MA; Lincoln Massachusetts Historical Society; 2013; 0944856101 / 9780944856109 1st Edition; Hard cover with dj; New as issued condition; New dj as issued under mylar protector; In-print; 10 x 7 x 1.75 inches; In honor of the extrodinary legacy of these 'ordi
4to, 574 pages, toc, maps, tables, charts, illustrations, photos, notes, appendices, orders of battle, extensive bibliography, index. New as-issued condition. Signed and inscribed by the author on the title page 'In honor of the extrordinary legacy of these "ordinary" farmers.' This book is unrivaled in the level of detail research that brings the lives of 252 Patriots and 4 Tories to life. Focused on the Town of Lincoln's (MA) American Revolutionary War veterans, this work has set the bar for heavily documented research into the military as well as daily life of hardship and tedium of the 18th Century citizen soldier, from enlistment to discharge and beyond. Simply Outstanding! 
Price: 45.00 USD
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The Dimond Frontier., Wilcox, John -
199 Wilcox, John - The Dimond Frontier.
London; Headline Book Publishing; 2006; 1st Edition; Cloth Hardcover; as-new; vg dj; op; 9.5 x 6.5 x 1.25 inches. 
8vo.; 309 pages; map. Very minor 2" wrinkle to the top edge cover of the dj. An outstanding UK historical novel of the Zulu War. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Anthony Wayne; Trouble Shooter of the American Revolution., Wildes, Harry Emerson -
200 Wildes, Harry Emerson - Anthony Wayne; Trouble Shooter of the American Revolution.
New York; Harcourt Brace and Company; 1941; stated 1st Edition; Cloth hardback; vg condition; lacks issued dj; op; 8.75 x 6 x 1.75 inches 
8vo.; 514 pages; frontis illustration; maps. minor top of spine chipping and end paper age browning, interior clean and nest. This account covers the American Revolution, the Georgia Campaign of 1782 and the Ohio Campaign of 1792-1795. Very hard to find. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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