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A Weekend With the Great War: Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Great War Interconference Seminar, Lisle, Illinois, 16-18 September 1994

By: Weingartner, Steven

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Cantigny: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1773588

ISBN: 1572490624

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1997 Hard Cover. 296 pp. This volume examines the crisis of 1914-18 in papers and related texts presented at a 1994 seminar jointly sponsored by the Great War Society and the Western Front Association. The contributors from the United States, Canada, Great Britain, France, Belgium, and Russia explore a range of topics, including the mysterious death of German fighter ace Manfred von Richthofen (the Red Baron), and the even more mysterious life of British master spy Sidney Reilly; American heroes and Canadian prisoners; German soldiers; French fortifications at Verdun; the doomed... View more info

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A Stillness Heard Round the World: The End of the Great War: November 1918

By: Weintraub, Stanley

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Truman Talley Books / E.P. Dutton: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2201726

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Laid in are two letters from the author, both signed, responding to the previous owner's assistance in providing research material for the book. Also laid in is a copy of a letter to the author describing materials being sent, stapled to a related magazine page. 1985 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xi, 467 pp. 8vo. Black & white photographs. Stanley Weintraub recreates the days leading up to the armistice and documents the reactions of survivors on both sides of the front. A major evocation of the last days of the Great War, A Stillness Heard Round the ... View more info

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MacArthur's War : Korea and the Undoing of an American Hero

By: Weintraub, Stanley

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Free Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2205420

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Ink name on front endpaper. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Douglas MacArthur towers over twentieth-century American history. His fame is based chiefly on his World War II service in the Philippines. Yet Korea, America's forgotten war, was far more MacArthur's War -- and it remains one of our most brutal and frightening. In just three years thirty-five thousand Americans lost their lives -- more than three times the rate of losses in Vietnam. Korea, like Vietnam, was a breeding ground for the crimes of war. To this day, six thousand Americans remai... View more info

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Long Day's Journey into War: December 7, 1941

By: Weintraub, Stanley

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Dutton: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2208533

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An exceptional copy. 1991 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Presents a global analysis of the twenty-four hours that thrust the United States into World War II, featuring interviews with survivors and a detailed countdown of events that led to the attack on Pearl Harbor. View more info

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Long Day's Journey into War: December 7, 1941

By: Weintraub, Stanley

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Truman Talley Books: 1991

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2203866

ISBN: 0525933441

Condition: Near Fine


Ink name to front endpaper.Jacket edges bumped. 1991 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 706 pp. Recaptures the whirlwind events sweeping the globe on the most momentous day of the 20th cent. Brings the worldwide scope of the major turning point of WW2 to life. In Washington, the U.S. & Japanese governments move toward confrontation. In Tokyo, Emperor Hirohito listens for the first reports of war. Japanese landings in SE Asia are timed to coincide with carrier-plane & suicide-sub attacks on Hawaii. In Russia, the German onslaught crests against the counterattacks of the R... View more info

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General Sherman's Christmas: Savannah, 1864

By: Weintraub, Stanley

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Harper: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2166806

Condition: Near Fine


First Edition. An exceptional copy.Near Fine. 2009 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Historian Stanley Weintraub, author of Silent Night, combines two winning topics—Christmas and the Civil War—in General Sherman’s Christmas, new from Smithsonian Books. Focusing on the holiday season of 1864, when General Sherman relentlessly pushed his troops across Georgia to capture Savannah, General Sherman’s Christmas includes the voices of soldiers and civilians on both sides of the conflict and is illustrated with striking period prints, making it the perfect holiday pres... View more info

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General Sherman's Christmas: Savannah, 1864

By: Weintraub, Stanley

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Smithsonian Books/Harper: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2265358

ISBN: 0061702986

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A nice copy. 2009 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xv, 238 pp. Historian Stanley Weintraub, author of Silent Night, combines two winning topics—Christmas and the Civil War—in General Sherman’s Christmas, new from Smithsonian Books. Focusing on the holiday season of 1864, when General Sherman relentlessly pushed his troops across Georgia to capture Savannah, General Sherman’s Christmas includes the voices of soldiers and civilians on both sides of the conflict and is illustrated with striking period prints, making it the perfect holiday present fo... View more info

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The Last Flight of the Luftwaffe: The Fate of Schulungslehrgang Elbe, 7 April 1945

By: Weir, Adrian

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Arms & Armour: 1997

Seller ID: 2203948

ISBN: 1854093002

Condition: Near Fine


1997 Hard Cover. 192 pp. By April 1945, Germany was well on its way to losing the war, suffering an onslaught from the Soviets on the East and ceaseless bombardment by British and U.S. planes on the West. The German command chose to fight back with a small-scale operation requiring only limited resources: they sent relatively inexperienced pilots from the famed Luftwaffe on a suicide mission flying directly into a formation of U.S. bombers. Follow this death-defying and little-known story in minute-by-minute detail. Includes black-and-white photographs. View more info

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Queen Isabella: Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England

By: Weir, Alison

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285032

ISBN: 0345453190

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Top corner of rear jacket flap bumped. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxi, 487 pp. Isabella arrived in London in 1308, the spirited twelve-year-old daughter of King Philip IV of France. Her marriage to the heir to England’s throne was designed to heal old political wounds between the two countries, and in the years that followed, she would become an important figure, a determined and clever woman whose influence would come to last centuries. But Queen Isabella’s political machinations led generations of historians to malign her, earning her a ... View more info

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Mistress of the Monarchy: The Life of Katherine Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster

By: Weir, Alison

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285033

ISBN: 0345453239

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A nice copy. 2009 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxii, 392 pp. Acclaimed author Alison Weir has been prolific with her books on English royalty covering everything from the Houses of York and Lancaster to the reigns of the Tudors and beyond. Now this remarkable historian brings to life the extraordinary tale of the woman who was ancestor to them all: Katherine Swynford, a royal mistress who was to become one of the most crucial figures in the history of the British royal dynasties. Born in the mid-fourteenth century, Katherine de Roët was only twelve ... View more info

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Modern Medea: A Family Story of Slavery and Child-Murder from the Old South

By: Weisenburger, Steven

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Hill and Wang: 1999

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2199191

ISBN: 0809069539

Condition: Very Good


3rd printing. Faint stain to page edges, pages lightly foxed.Sticker adhesive to jacket front, sticker to jacket rear. 1999 Hard Cover. xiii, 352 pp. The first in-depth historical account of the events that inspired Toni Morrison's novel Beloved.In the middle of a frigid Sunday night in January 1856, a twenty-two-year-old Kentucky slave named Margaret Garner gathered up her family and raced north, toward Cincinnati and freedom. But Margaret's master followed just hours behind and soon had the fugitives surrounded. Thinking all was lost, Margaret seized a butcher knife and nearly decapitated he... View more info

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A Vermont Cavalryman in War & Love: The Civil War Letters of Brevet Major General William Wells and Anna Richardson

By: Wells, William; Richardson, Anna; Hoffman, Elliott W.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Schroeder Publications: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1875061

ISBN: 1889246514

Condition: Fine


First edition. An exceptional copy. 2007 Hard Cover. xxxii, 544 pp. William Wells has the distinction of being one of the few men to rise from the rank of private to brevet major general. Through Wells letters, the reader will become familiar with the inner workings of one of the most successful cavalry regiments in the Civil War capturing 39 cannon, three flags, and 1,000 prisoners in the course of 73 engagements. This new primary source material is appealing to those with various interests in the Civil War outside Wells and the 1st Vermont Cavalry. Wells was captured by Confederate Colonel J... View more info

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The Civil War: A Complete Military History

By: Welsh, Douglas

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Bison Books: 1981

Seller ID: 2020029

Condition: Very Good


Ink gift note on front endpaper, edges slightly faded.Very Good. 1981 Large Hardcover. 192 pp. Color and black & white illustrations throughout text, including maps. View more info

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The USA in World War I (Americans at War)

By: Welsh, Douglas

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Bison Books Limited, London: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1794673

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Includes original jacket. Very Good. 1982 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. 64 pp. Profusely illustrated history of America's role in World War I. Includes a number of color reproductions of WWI era posters such as Christy's 'I Wish I Were a Man' recruitment poster for the U.S. Navy. View more info

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Iron Coffins: A Personal Account of the German U-Boat Battles of World War II

By: Werner, Herbert A.; Beach, Captain Edward L.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Da Capo Press: 2002

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2285445

ISBN: 030681160X

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. 2002 Trade Paperback. xviii, 329 pp. The former German U-boat commander Herbert Werner navigates readers through the waters of World War II, recounting four years of the most significant and savage battles. By war's end, 28,000 out of 39,000 German sailors had disappeared beneath the waves. View more info

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Gettysburg: Day Three

By: Wert, Jeffry D.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Touchstone: 2002

Seller ID: 2208391

Condition: Very Good


Light edge wear. 2002 Trade Paperback. Jeffry D. Wert re-creates the last day of the bloody Battle of Gettysburg in astonishing detail, taking readers from Meade's council of war to the seven-hour struggle for Culp's Hill -- the most sustained combat of the entire engagement. Drawing on hundreds of sources, including more than 400 manuscript collections, he offers brief excerpts from the letters and diaries of soldiers. He also introduces heroes on both sides of the conflict -- among them General George Greene, the oldest general on the battlefield, who led the Union troops at Culp's Hill. View more info

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A Brotherhood of Valor: The Common Soldiers of the Stonewall Brigade, C.S.A., and the Iron Brigade, U.S.A

By: Wert, Jeffry D.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2273170

ISBN: 0684824353

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1999 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 413, [3] pp. This unusual and moving chronicle covers some of the most important battles of the Civil War -- Sharpsburg (Antietam), Gettysburg, and Chancellorsville -- through the stories of the two brigades who confronted each other on the bloody fields of battle. Drawing on original source material, Jeffry Wert reconstructs the drama and terrors of war through the eyes of the ordinary men who became members of two of the most respected fighting units of their respective armies, the Stonewall Brigade of the Confeder... View more info

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The Civil War Experience

By: Wertz, Jay

Price: $25.00

Publisher: SevenOaks: 2007

Seller ID: 2170680

ISBN: 1844423115

Condition: Near Fine


Includes slipcase. An exceptional copy.No Jacket - Pictorial Cover. 2007 Large Hardcover. The American Civil War (1861-1865) tested the character of the people of the United States of America like no event before or since. The Civil War Experience provides a unique glimpse into the world of the 1860s - the military, political, and social events of the war are explored, and the heroes, from great leaders and generals to common soldiers and civilians, are identified. View more info

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No True Glory: A Frontline Account of the Battle for Fallujah

By: West, Bing

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Bantam: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2292545

ISBN: 0553804022

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Edge wear to jacket. 2005 Hard Cover. Based on months spent with the battalions in Fallujah and hundreds of interviews at every level–senior policymakers, negotiators, generals, and soldiers and Marines on the front lines–No True Glory is a testament to the bravery of the American soldier and a cautionary tale about the complex–and often costly–interconnected roles of policy, politics, and battle in the twenty-first century. View more info

Image for Fighting France: From Dunkerque to Belport (The War on All Fronts, Volume III [3]) [Dunkirk]

Fighting France: From Dunkerque to Belport (The War on All Fronts, Volume III [3]) [Dunkirk]

By: Wharton, Edith

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1915

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2093269

Condition: Very Good


1918 printing. Top corner lightly stained. 1915 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 238 pp. 8vo. Map and photographic plates. 'The whole civilian part of the country seems merged in one symbolic figure, carrying help and hope to the fighters... The only death the Frenchmen fear is not the death in the trenches, but death in the extinction of their national ideal.' This is the France that Mrs. Wharton sees.' – Boston Transcript View more info

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Voices of the Civil War

By: Wheeler, Richard

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Meridian: 1990

Seller ID: 2183125

Condition: Very Good


Very light edge wear, mild toning. 1990 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Author Richard Wheeler has compiled an eyewitness account by the man and women who observed the struggle first-hand, from the opening shots at Fort Sumter to Lee's aurrender at Appomattox. View more info

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Sword Over Richmond: An Eyewitness History of McClellan's Peninsula Campaign

By: Wheeler, Richard

Price: $5.00

Publisher: The Fairfax Press, New York: 1989

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2191205

Condition: Near Fine


Page edges very lightly foxed.Near Fine. 1989 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 371 pp. Told through the words of participants and observers, both military and civilian, this book is an account of the events that followed George B. McClellan's appointment as commander of the Army of the Potomac, and his controversial Peninsula Campaign. Black and white illustrations and maps included. View more info

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Lee's Terrible Swift Sword: From Antietam to Chancellorsville, an Eyewitness History

By: Wheeler, Richard

Price: $8.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203430

ISBN: 0060166509

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy.Near Fine. 1992 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, 430 pp. A look at the nine-month period in the Civil War that saw three great battles fought chronicles the period from Lee's first attempt to invade the North to the battle that preceded his defeat at Gettysburg.Keywords: RICHARD WHEELER LEE'S TERRIBLE SWIFT SWORD FROM ANTIETAM CHANCELLORSVILLE EYEWITNESS HISTORY CIVIL WAR MILITARY AMERICAN View more info

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Lee's Terrible Swift Sword: From Antietam to Chancellorsville, an Eyewitness History

By: Wheeler, Richard

Price: $8.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2260784

ISBN: 0060166509

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket lightly rubbed. 1992 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, 430 pp. A look at the nine-month period in the Civil War that saw three great battles fought chronicles the period from Lee's first attempt to invade the North to the battle that preceded his defeat at Gettysburg. View more info

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Sword Over Richmond: An Eyewitness History of McClellan's Peninsula Campaign

By: Wheeler, Richard

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Castle Books: 2006

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2292052

ISBN: 0785817107

Condition: Near Fine


Reissue. 2006 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 371, [1] pp. 8vo. Told through the words of participants and observers, both military and civilian, this book is an account of the events that followed George B. McClellan's appointment as commander of the Army of the Potomac, and his controversial Peninsula Campaign. Black and white illustrations and maps included. View more info

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Bitter Ocean: The Battle of the Atlantic, 1939-1945

By: White, David Fairbank

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 2006

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2203257

ISBN: 0743229290

Condition: Near Fine


1st printing. A very nice copy.Fine. 2006 Hard Cover. 350 pp. Between 1939 and 1945, more than 36,000 Allied sailors and navy airmen and 36,000 merchant seamen lost their lives in perhaps the least-known major battle of World War II, the Battle of the Atlantic. All the tanks, planes, bombs, and other vital supplies that the U.S. used to fight in Europe -- as well as the American troops themselves -- crossed the Atlantic aboard ship, a journey made perilous by the German U-boats that prowled the seas. In Bitter Ocean author and maritime journalist David Fairbank White gives us a masterful, au... View more info

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Lincoln's Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural (Simon & Schuster Lincoln Library)

By: White, Jr., Ronald C.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks: 2002

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2187000

ISBN: 0743299620

Condition: Good


Highlighting, ink underlining. 2002 Trade Paperback. 254 pp. As the day for Lincoln's second inauguration drew near, Americans wondered what their sixteenth president would say about the Civil War. Would Lincoln guide the nation toward “Reconstruction”? What about the slaves? They had been emancipated, but what about the matter of suffrage? When Lincoln finally stood before his fellow countrymen on March 4, 1865, and had only 703 words to share, the American public was stunned. The President had not offered the North a victory speech, nor did he excoriate the South for the sin of slavery. ... View more info

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Pioneer and Patriot: George Cook Sweet-Commander, U.S.N. (1877-1953)

By: White, Lillian C.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: The Southern Publishing Company: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201260

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Faint spots inside front board, minor stain inside rear board near hinge. 1963 Hard Cover. 172 pp. A presentation of the life of George Cook Sweet, Commander, U.S. Navy. View more info

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Thunder Out of China

By: White, Theodore H.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Book of the Month Club: 1992

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2275205

Condition: Near Fine


Book club edition. An exceptional copy. 1992 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. A report on Chinese activities during WWII originally published in 1946. View more info

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Garrison Life Trail: An Illustrated Guide to Historic Fort Laramie

By: White, Thomas E.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Fort Laramie Historical Association, Inc.: 1972

Seller ID: 2267211

Condition: Near Fine


Near Fine. 1972 Stapled Binding. Unpaginated. Includes color images. Fort Laramie (founded as Fort William and then known for a while as Fort John) was a significant 19th century trading post and diplomatic site located at the confluence of the Laramie River and the North Platte River in the upper Platte River Valley in the eastern part of the U.S. state of Wyoming. It was founded in the 1830s to service the overland fur trade during the middle 19th century. It sat at the bottom of the long climb leading to the best and lowest crossing point at South Pass into western descending valleys and so... View more info