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Engage the Enemy More Closely: The Royal Navy in the Second World War

By: Barnett, Correlli

Price: $15.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2298325

ISBN: 0393029182

Condition: Near Fine


First American edition. Jacket price clipped, faint crease along top edge of rear jacket panel. 1991 Hard Cover. xviii, [2], 1052 pp. 8vo. This masterful, engrossing work tells of the British Royal Navy's operations and command decisions throughout the hardest war of its four centuries of history. Barnett's analytical narrative devotes attention to Prime Minister Winston Churchill's efforts during the early years to keep the war ablaze so that America would believe Britain's cause worth backing. Barnett shows how, after the U.S. entered the war, the Western Allies developed and carried out the... View more info

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Freedom from Violence: Sectarian Nonresistance from the Middle Ages to the Great War

By: Brock, Peter

Price: $9.00

Publisher: University of Toronto Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200927

ISBN: 0802058795

Condition: Very Good


First edition. 1991 Hard Cover. x, 385 pp. As long as governments engage in warfare, there will be citizens who organize to resist. The roots of nonviolent activism in Western society are deep, going back centuries in Europe and crossing over to North America more than three hundred years ago. Peter Brock traces the history of a long line of Christian sects that have rejected both the violence involved in war and the violence involved in the administration of the state, concluding the story with the outbreak of the Great War in 1914. Among the earliest of these groups to emerge were the mediev... View more info

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Framed Cover of The Saturday Evening Post, Nov. 23, 1918, Featuring Trench Warfare Scene of American Red Cross Service Dog in World War I

By: Bull, Charles Livingston

Price: $125.00

Publisher: The Saturday Evening Post: 1918

Seller ID: 2195339

Condition: Near Fine


Faintly toned. 1918 Print. A poignant illustration by Charles Livingston Bull, well-known for the illustrations he provided for several of Jack London's works (most notably The Call of the Wild). An American Red Cross service dog is pictured holding a helmet in its mouth, ostensibly belonging to a soldier wounded in the trenches and in need of medical assistance. Barbed wire stretches across the background. Keywords: WWI MILITARY MEDICAL View more info

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Doing Their Bit: War Work at Home

By: Cable, Boyd; George, David Lloyd (Preface)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton: 1916

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201688

Condition: Good


First edition. Spine toned, a few minor spots on rear board, spine repaired. 1916 Hard Cover. 136 pp. A presentation of how the troops at home assist with the war effort. View more info

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Gunners' Instruction (Gun Companies): Company, Fort, 1923 [Fixed Guns] - Sixteenth Edition

By: Coast Artillery School

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Book Department, Coast Artillery School: 1923

Seller ID: 2299138

Condition: Very Good


Sixteenth edition. Wrappers toned, shallow chip from base of front wrapper. 1923 Stapled Binding. 142 pp. Stapled binding. Black & white photographs and diagrams. A reference for soldiers detailing the equipment necessary for guns on fixed mounts, and its usage. Separate publications were issued for other forms of artillery, a catalog of which is printed on the inside of the rear wrapper. View more info

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Le Soldat Americain En France [The American Soldier In France] [FRENCH TEXT]

By: Coleman, Algernon; La Meslee, A. Marin

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press: 1918

Edition: 7th Printing

Seller ID: 2297563

Condition: Very Good


FRENCH TEXT. 7th printing. No jacket. Front endpaper missing. 1918 Small Hard Cover. viii, 118 pp. French text. From the preface: This little book is the outcome of an effort to supply as quickly as possible the evident need for a reading and conversation book for soldier who will go to France [WWI}. View more info

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War Planes of the Axis

By: Cooke, David C.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Robert M. McBride & Company, New York: 1942

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2182227

Condition: Very Good


Second printing. Jacket spine toned, half-inch tear along front bottom of jacket, two half-inch tears along back bottom of jacket, chip in back upper jacket, top of jacket edges frayed. Good. 1942 Hard Cover. 256 pp. A complete record--in both text and picture--of the fighting planes of the Axis. Black and white photographs included. View more info

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Bristol Fighter in Action (Aircraft Number 137)

By: Cooksley, Peter

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Squadron / Signal Publications: 1993

Seller ID: 2278395

ISBN: 0897473019

Condition: Good


Wrappers rubbed. 1993 Stapled Binding. Served England throughout WWI and into the post war years in both fighter and light bomber roles. Did not retire from service until 1927. Over 100 photos, 40 detail drawings, scale drawings, 13 color paintings. View more info

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Mata Hari: Courtesan and Spy

By: Coulson, Major Thomas

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Blue Ribbon Books: 1930

Edition: Photoplay Edition

Seller ID: 2297859

Condition: Very Good


No jacket. Ink name on front paste-down endpaper, light general wear. 1930 Hard Cover. xi, 312 pp. Photoplay edition with stills from film starring Greta Garbo. ”I am a woman who enjoys herself very much; sometimes I lose, sometimes I win. - Mata Hari. Mata Hari was the stage name of Margaretha Zelle, a Dutch-born exotic dancer, courtesan, and convicted spy, whose life was risqué enough to require no embellishment. Major Thomas Coulson's classic biography starts with Hari’s early life in Amsterdam and her marriage which produced two children but ended in divorce. Hari remade herself, she ... View more info

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Herkimer County in the World War, 1916-1918

By: Cristman, Franklin W.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Press of the Journal & Courier Co.: 1927

Seller ID: 2274566

Condition: Near Fine


No jacket, spine head and spine base very lightly rubbed. 1927 Large Hardcover. 222 pp. A history of Herkimer County, New York, during World War One. Contents included: Activities of the Home Defense Committee; Home Defense Units; Honor Roll; The Following Men Enlisted from Herkimer County in the U.S. Motor Corps [Gas Hounds]. View more info

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In the World War

By: Czernin, Count Ottokar

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers Publishers: 1920

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2291422

Condition: Very Good


First edition (C-V code). No jacket. Spine lightly toned, bookplate on front paste-down endpaper, half inch tear along edge of second blank. 1920 Hard Cover. 387 pp. Blue boards with gilt titles on spine and on front board. War memoirs by Ottokar Theobald Otto Maria Graf Czernin von und zu Chudenitz [Count Ottokar Czernin]. As minister to Bucharest on the outbreak of war, he was instrumental in ensuring Romania’s neutrality (repudiated in favour of the allies in August 1916). Served as Foreign Minister of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, 1916-1918.--http://ww1centenary.oucs.ox.ac.uk/bookmark/in-... View more info

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Deeds of a Great Railway: A Record of the Enterprise and Achievements of the London and North-Western Railway Company during the Great War, with Illustrations

By: Darroch, G.R.S.; Maxse, L.J. (Preface)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: John Murray: 1920

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199455

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Lightly rubbed with minor loss of spine gilt. 1920 Hard Cover. xvi, 214 pp. 8vo. An account of the London and North-Western Railway during World War I. This railroad was, in the late 19th century, the largest joint stock company in the world. From preface: 'Every factor of that great organisation was subordinated to the common object, and the Works at Crewe as urgency arose became a Munitions Department.' Contents include chapters on armoured trains, 'mechanical miscellanea', the graze-fuse, care of the cartridge case, gunnery and projectiles, the crewe tractor, drop-forging, an... View more info

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The Enemy's House Divided

By: de Gaulle, Charles; Eden, Robert

Price: $30.00

Publisher: University of North Carolina Press: 2002

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2200977

ISBN: 0807826669

Condition: Good


1st printing. Pages toned, spine slightly cocked. Jacket lightly toned. 2002 Hard Cover. xlix, 177 pp. Originally published in 1924 and available here in English for the first time, The Enemy's House Divided is Charles de Gaulle's analysis of the major errors that led the Germans to disaster in World War I. Based partly on observations made during his internment as a prisoner of war from 1916 to 1918, it can be seen as the foundation for everything he wrote in the 1920s and 1930s in the shadow of German resurgence and for much of what he said and did after the Nazi victory in June of 1940. ... View more info

Image for Simplified Hand Book on Athletics for Use with American Expeditionary Forces under Provisions of General Orders 241, G.H.Q., 1918

Simplified Hand Book on Athletics for Use with American Expeditionary Forces under Provisions of General Orders 241, G.H.Q., 1918

By: Department of Athletics, Y.M.C.A.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Y.M.C.A. - American E.F. - Paris: 1918

Seller ID: 2299309

Condition: Good


Crease on rear wrapper, wrappers loosening from text block but still holding. 1918 Soft Cover. 109 pp. Original wrappers, sewn binding. A collection of exercises designed to keep troops of the A.E.F. in shape, issued by the Y.M.C.A. during a period in which the organization was quite influential in Europe. Scarce - 2 in OCLC. View more info

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Military Planning and National Policy: German Overtures to Two World Wars (The Harmon Memorial Lectures in Military History, Number 27)

By: Deutsch, Harold C.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: United States Air Force Academy: 1984

Seller ID: 2267700

Condition: Very Good


Edges slightly faded. 1984 Stapled Binding. 26 pp. Military lecture focused on Germany's tactics in World Wars I & II, published by the U.S. Air Force Academy. View more info

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The Boy Allies on the North Sea Patrol; or, Striking the First Blow at the German Fleet

By: Drake, Ensign Robert L.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: A.L. Burt Company: 1915

Seller ID: 2274317

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, spine lightly toned, ink name and date on front endpaper. 1915 Hard Cover. 235 pp. Two young officers serving with England's naval forces battle renegade allies and members of the German fleet in the Pacific, Mediterranean, and Atlantic during World War I. View more info

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The Adventures of Arnold Adair, American Ace

By: Driggs, Laurence LaTourette

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company: 1918

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2265800

Condition: Good


1927 reprint. Several chips from jacket edges, jacket edges rubbed, rear hinge just beginning to loosen. 1918 Hard Cover. 335 pp. 8vo. Black & white photographs. A biography following the exploits of the American fighter pilot during World War I, including accounts of a submarine hunt, an attack on a zeppelin, bomb-dropping expeditions, and dogfights. View more info

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The American Heritage History of World War I

By: Editors of American Heritage; Marshall, S.L.A.; Josephy, Alvin M.; Gardner, Joseph L.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: American Heritage Publishing Co., Inc. / Simon and Schuster, Inc.: 1964

Seller ID: 2275930

ISBN: 0517385554

Condition: Very Good


Large portion of top corner of front endpaper and frontispiece torn away, ink price on front jacket flap. 1964 Large Hardcover. 384 pp. Describe and analyzes the origins, course, and immediate aftermath of the First Great Conflict (WWI). Vividly told by a great military historian, the narrative is documented with the finest collection of World War I pictures ever assembled in a single volume. Numerous photographs & maps. View more info

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The Beauty and the Sorrow: An Intimate History of the First World War

By: Englund, Peter

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2011

Edition: 6th Printing

Seller ID: 2266947

ISBN: 030759386X

Condition: Very Good


Sixth printing. Top edge of jacket bumped, jacket flaps creased. Spine slightly creased, a few pages lightly dog-eared. 2011 Hard Cover. xvi, 540 pp. In this masterly, highly original narrative history, Peter Englund takes a revelatory new approach to the history of World War I, magnifying its least examined, most stirring component: the experiences of the average man and woman—not only the tragedy and horror but also the absurdity and even, at times, the beauty. The twenty people from whose journals and letters Englund draws are from Belgium, Denmark, and France; Great Britain, Germany, and... View more info

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The Master Butchers Singing Club: A Novel

By: Erdrich, Louise

Price: $25.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2281740

ISBN: 0066209773

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A nice copy. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 389 pp. Having survived World War I, Fidelis Waldvogel returns to his quiet German village and marries the pregnant widow of his best friend, killed in action. With a suitcase full of sausages and a master butcher's precious knife set, Fidelis sets out for America. In Argus, North Dakota, he builds a business, a home for his family—which includes Eva and four sons—and a singing club consisting of the best voices in town. When the Old World meets the New—in the ... View more info

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With the Armies of the Tsar: A Nurse at the Russian Front 1914-18

By: Farmborough, Florence

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Stein and Day: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283744

ISBN: 0812817931

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Very good in fair jacket. Jacket edges rubbed with minor loss, 3 inch closed tear and 1 inch closed tear on bottom edge of front panel. 1975 Hard Cover. 422 pp. 8vo. Memoir of one woman's journey through the Eastern Front of the First World War. View more info

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The History of Appomattox, Virginia; Also World War II - I and Spanish American War Service Record

By: Featherston, Nathaniel Ragland

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Bob's Printing Service: 1995

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2301065

Condition: Near Fine


1995 reissue of 1948 original. No jacket. A nice copy. Blue boards. CONTENTS: Dedication; Foreword; Acknowledgments; General History of Appomattox; Pictures and History of Leading Men and Women of Appomattox County; Alphabetical List of Families of Appomattox County; Gold Star World War II White; World War II Veterans White; Gold Star World War II Colored; World War II Veterans Colored; Gold Star World War I White; World War I Veterans White; Gold Star World War I Colored; World War I Veterans Colored; Spanish American War Veterans; Biography of Nathaniel Ragland Featherston; Advertising Secti... View more info

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The Pity of War: Explaining World War I

By: Ferguson, Niall

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Basic Books: 1999

Seller ID: 2263559

ISBN: 046505711X

Condition: Near Fine


A near fine copy in a near fine jacket. 1999 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xliii, 563 pp. In The Pity of War, Niall Ferguson makes a simple and provocative argument: that the human atrocity known as the Great War was entirely England’s fault. Britain, according to Ferguson, entered into war based on naïve assumptions of German aims—and England’s entry into the war transformed a Continental conflict into a world war, which they then badly mishandled, necessitating American involvement. The war was not inevitable, Ferguson argues, but rather the result of the m... View more info

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Heraldry and Regalia of War (Beekman History of the World Wars Library)

By: Fitzsimons, Bernard (Editor)

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Beekman House: 1988

Seller ID: 2277937

ISBN: 0517130866

Condition: Good


Edge wear to jacket. 1988 Large Hardcover. 160 pp. A 'cross section of the uniforms, medals and badges, and army, naval and aircraft insignia of the two World Wars,' with color illustrations. An important work showing the part played by heraldry in uniting men in a common cause, and useful for identification of military items. View more info

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The Memoirs of Marshal Foch

By: Foch, Ferdinand; Mott, T. Bentley

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Doran and Company, Incorporated, Garden City: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289756

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Ink name on front endpaper, possibly a member of the Navy ('Wm. Ferguson, SS Augustus 219'). 1931 Hard Cover. lxiii, [1], 517, [1] pp. 8vo. Navy blue cloth, gilt titles. An English translation of the memoirs of the well-known French officer and military theorist during World War I. Translated by T. Bentley Mott, the liaison officer between Marshal Foch and General Pershing. Includes black-and-white photographs, facsimiles of Foch's French drafts, and maps (including three fold-outs). View more info

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My Four Years in Germany

By: Gerard, James W. (Watson)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: George H. Doran Company: 1917

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286974

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. No jacket. An excellent copy. 1917 Hard Cover. xvi, 448 pp. Gilt titles. Author born in Geneseo, New York. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: James Watson Gerard Jr. (August 25, 1867 – September 6, 1951) was a United States lawyer and diplomat.[1] The German government asked him to leave the country in January 1917. Diplomatic relations were broken off on February 3, and he left Germany. He was detained for a time because of rumours that the German ambassador in America was being mistreated and German ships had been confiscated. When these rumors were disproved, he was allowed to depart. He re... View more info

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The Riddle of Jutland: An Authentic History, [with] Fourteen Diagrams

By: Gibson, Langhorne; Harper, J.E.T.; Hurd, Archibald (Introduction)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Cassell and Company, Limited: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1721659

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. All maps included. Spine faded, ink gift note to soldier on front endpaper, dated Xmas 1934. xvi, 416 pp. 8vo. Original blue cloth, gilt titles & rules. An account of the Battle of Jutland, a naval engagement fought mainly between the British and German navies during World War I. It was the largest naval battle of the war. View more info

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Winston S. Churchill Volume III, 1914-1916: The Challenge of War - in Two Volumes

By: Gilbert, Martin

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston: 1971

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2173904

ISBN: 0395131537

Condition: Very Good


Book club editions. Jacket edges rubbed, jacket spines faded. Good. 1971 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Two hardcover volumes, paginated continuously. xxxvi, 988 pp. 8vo. Volume 3 of the official biography of Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill, and the first written by Martin Gilbert after the passing of Randolph Churchill (who wrote volumes 1 & 2). The biography ultimately included 8 volumes, with numerous supplemental volumes which have yet to be completed. Numerous black & white photographs and maps. View more info

Image for Fourfold Optional Bonus Bill. Text of the World War Adjusted Compensation Act Passed by the House of Representatives and Pending in the United States Senate. Providing Beneficial Legislation for Soldiers and Sailors in the Great War. Covering Land Settlement, Home Aid, Vocational Training and Adjustment of Compensation. Approved by the American Legion at it's Second Annual Convention.

Fourfold Optional Bonus Bill. Text of the World War Adjusted Compensation Act Passed by the House of Representatives and Pending in the United States Senate. Providing Beneficial Legislation for Soldiers and Sailors in the Great War. Covering Land Settlement, Home Aid, Vocational Training and Adjustment of Compensation. Approved by the American Legion at it's Second Annual Convention.

By: Gilder, J. Franklin

Price: $10.00

Publisher: National Bonus Advocate: 1920

Seller ID: 2203411

Condition: Very Good


Stain to wrapper edges. 1920 Stapled Binding. 32 pp. Fourfold Optional Bonus Bill. Text of the World War Adjusted Compensation Act Passed by the House of Representatives and Pending in the United States Senate. Providing Beneficial Legislation for Soldiers and Sailors in the Great War. Covering Land Settlement, Home Aid, Vocational Training and Adjustment of Compensation. Approved by the American Legion at it's Second Annual Convention. An act to provide adjusted compensation for veterans of the World War; to provide revenue therefor; and for other purposes. View more info

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Hell's Corner: An Illustrated History of Canada in the First World War

By: Granatstein, J.L.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283507

ISBN: 1553650476

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Rear jacket faintly rubbed. 2004 Large Hardcover. An extensive account of Canada's role in WWI. View more info