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Image for Aircraft Recognition, The Inter-Services Journal: 30 Volume Non-Continuous Run, Volume I, Number 2, October 1942 - Volume III, Number 11, July 1945

Aircraft Recognition, The Inter-Services Journal: 30 Volume Non-Continuous Run, Volume I, Number 2, October 1942 - Volume III, Number 11, July 1945

By: N/A

Price: $150.00

Publisher: H.M. Stationery Office / Samson Clark & Co., Ltd.: 1942

Seller ID: 2181996

Condition: Very Good


Edges rubbed. 1942 Stapled Binding. Thirty issue non-continuous run, including: October 1942 - June 1943, August & September 1943, December 1943 - May 1944, July 1944 - July 1945. Black & white photographs of various military aircraft, as well as diagrams featuring various views, with specifications and sillographs (silhouettes). Released during World War II to aid military personnel in identifying enemy aircraft and differentiating them from friendly aircraft. View more info

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Deutsche Luftwacht Luftwehr, Bd. 5, N. 6, S. 215-258, Berlin, Juni 1938

By: N/A

Price: $75.00

Publisher: E.S. Mittler & Sohn: 1938

Seller ID: 2181998

Condition: Good


Wrappers splitting along spine, ink 'File Copy' stamp on front wrapper, faint stain on fore-edge margin. 1938 Stapled Binding. [v], 216-258 pp. A photographic guide to various military aircraft. View more info

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Seaplanes and General Aircraft of To-Day [Today]

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Juvenile Productions Ltd.:

Seller ID: 2182156

Condition: Good


Wrappers foxed. 18, [2] pp. Color illustrations and general specifications of nine early 20th century airplanes, including: Short 'Sunderland' Long-Range Reconnaissance Flying-Boat; Short 'Empire' 'C' Class Flying-Boat; Supermarine 'Stranraer' Flying-Boat; Supekrmarine 'Walrus' Amphibian; Airspeed 'Envoy' Passenger or Freight Carrying Monoplane; Avro 'Anson' Reconnaissance Monoplane; Airspeed 'Oxford' Advanced Training Monoplane; Fairey 'Swordfish' Torpedo-Spotter-Reconn... View more info

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Signal Book United States Army, 1916

By: N/A

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Government Printing Office: 1916

Seller ID: 2280073

Condition: Very Good


Ink stamp on front wrapper, ink name and pencil name on front flyleaf, ink crossover on front wrapper verso, front hinge starting, faint stain to top page corner of pages 23-38. 1916 Small Softcover. 64 pp. Personal copy of Camp Lee soldier Candidate F.H. Kelly, 35th Company, 7th Bn. Central Officer's Training School, Camp Lee, Virginia. A U.S. Army handbook on Morse Code and signaling. View more info

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Jet Fighters (The History of the World Wars Special No. 3)

By: Anderton, David A.; Batchelor, John

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish: 1975

Seller ID: 2201663

Condition: Good


Front hinge starting. 1975 Large Softcover. 63, [1] pp. CONTENTS: The World's First Jet Fighter; Wartime Developments: Too Fast to Fight; Postwar Developments: The Sweep Towards Mach I; War in Korea: The First Jet Fighter Aces; Dead End Developments; The Sixties: Lessons from Small Wars; The Present: Soaring Cost and Complexity; The FUTURE: Where Do We Go From Here?; Ejector Seats; Fighter Armament: Choose Your Weapon. View more info

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Air Power: The Men, Machines, and Ideas That Revolutionized War, from Kitty Hawk to Gulf War II

By: Budiansky, Stephen

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Viking: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2284465

ISBN: 0670032859

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine head lightly bumped. 2004 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 518 pp. No single human invention has transformed war more than the airplane—not even the atomic bomb. Even before the Wright Brothers’ first flight, predictions abounded of the devastating and terrible consequences this new invention would have as an engine of war. Soaring over the battlefield, the airplane became an unstoppable force that left no spot ... View more info

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Electrician's Mate 1 & C, Navpers 10550-A (Navy Training Courses)

By: Bureau of Naval Personnel

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Government Printing Office: 1954

Seller ID: 2199250

Condition: Good


Edges rubbed, general light wear, pages toned. 1954 Trade Paperback. ix, 679 pp. World War II era navy electrician's manual. CONTENTS: Chapter 1: Duties and responsibilities; Chapter 2: D-c and a-c circuit analysis; Chapter 3: Generators and voltage regulators; Chapter 4: D-c motors; Chapter 5: D-c windings; Chapter 6: A-c motors; Chapter 7: A-c windings; Chapter 8: Transformers; Chapter 9: Meters and instruments; Chapter 10: Batteries; Chapter 11: Electric power systems... View more info

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The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft: The Development and Specifications of Over 2500 Civil and Military Aircraft from 1903 to the Present Day

By: Donald, David

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Books: 1999

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2263712

ISBN: 0760705925

Condition: Very Good


One inch chip to jacket rear. 1999 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. 929 pp. An exhaustive reference of 100 years of military and civil aircraft, profusely illustrated with color and black & white photographs, with detailed specifications. View more info

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Merchants of Death: A Study of the International Armament Industry

By: Engelbrecht, H.C.; Hanighen, F.C.; Barnes, Harry Elmer

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283835

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. No jacket. 1934 Hard Cover. ix, 308 pp. An in-depth look at how the arms industry helped lead the weapons build up worldwide prior to World War I. View more info

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The Nation's Safety and Arms Control

By: Hadley, Arthur T.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Viking Press: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2263112

ISBN: 1125181257

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket faintly toned. Ink note and date on front endpaper. 1961 Hard Cover. xiii, 160 pp. Beginning with a description of our present position in the Kilomegaton Age, Arthur T. Hadley outlines the prerequisites to nuclear control, such as making the deterrent more secure and providing an effective United States response to minor aggressions. He then goes on to the necessary moves to improve stability: agreement between ourselves and the Russians on what to... View more info

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Gas (Ballantine's Illustrated History of the Violent Century, Weapons Book No. 43)

By: Hogg, Ian V.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 1975

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2201701

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Spine lightly creased, lightly rubbed. 1975 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 160 pp. An account of the use of chemical warfare during World Wars I and II, profusely illustrated with black & white photographs. Part of Ballantine's Illustrated History of the Violent Century, and one of the scarcer volumes in the series. View more info

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Tanks and Armored Vehicles

By: Icks, Robert J.; Andrews, Phillip

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Duell, Sloan and Pearce: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285928

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket edges a bit rubbed with two 1/2 inch closed tears. 1945 Large Hardcover. 264 pp. Oblong, 9 1/8 x 12 1/4. A photographic survey of various tanks and other armored vehicles, released at the close of World War II. Also includes illustrations of tank components such as engines and periscopes. An introduction discusses armored vehicles up through World War I, with representative images. Index and bibliography follow text. View more info

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Fighting Ships. 1908. (Eleventh Year of Issue.) [Jane's]

By: Jane, Fred T.

Price: $325.00

Publisher: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd.: 1908

Seller ID: 2284876

Condition: Good


Spine toned, boards a bit rubbed, evidence of light exposure to moisture to first and last few pages, ink name and date on front flyleaf. 1908 Hard Cover. viii, 468 pp. Oblong, 7 5/8 x 12 3/4. An early installment in the series of military vehicle identification guides that eventually achieved such a level of popularity that they are now collectively referred to as simple Jane's. Includes a preface by Fred T. Jane, introductory sections on: technical terms in foreign lan... View more info

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Hunters in the Shallows: A History of the PT Boat

By: Nelson, Curtis L.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Brassey's Inc: 2003

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2273429

ISBN: 1574886010

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. Remainder mark. 2003 Trade Paperback. x, 242 pp. Provides a comprehensive critical analysis of a vessel long neglected by naval scholars - Highlights the involvement that FDR, Douglas MacArthur, John F. Kennedy, and others had with the PT Hunters in the Shallows examines the development of the small torpedo boat in U.S. naval history from Lt. William Cushing's heroic Civil War attack on the Confederate ram Albemarle in 1864 in a forerunner of the PT to th... View more info

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Bridging for Victory

By: Nichols, Chester W.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Self-Published: 1983

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2285942

Condition: Near Fine


Revised edition. Scarce - 3 copies in OCLC, and only 1 of this edition. 1983 Large Hardcover. xi, [1], 396 pp. A history of the 332nd Engineers in World War II, with chapters on reconstruction of the Port of Cherbourg, railroad reconstruction in France and the low countries, and the victory bridge at Duisburg - Rheinhausen, Germany, with discussion of training and secret movements. Maps and illustrations reproduced from drawings by the author throughout. View more info

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Bridging for Victory

By: Nichols, Chester W.

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Self-Published: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285944

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Scarce - 3 copies in OCLC, and only 2 of this edition. Author's bookplate on title page. An advance copy sent to a member (or surviving family) of the 332nd Engineers, with a slip explaining this laid in. Photographic fold-out of bridges built by Engineer Group A and 332nd Engineer Regiment enclosed in pocket following text. 1977 Large Softcover. ix, [1], 396 pp. A history of the 332nd Engineers in World War II, with chapters on reconstruction of the Port ... View more info

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Jane's Weapon Systems, 1972-73: Fourth Edition

By: Pretty, R.T.; Archer, D.H.R.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Jane's Yearbooks / Sampson Low Marston: 1972

Seller ID: 1765025

Condition: Very Good


Former library copy. 1972 Large Hardcover. An extensive photographic catalog of various military equipment, including missiles, weapon platforms (armored vehicles, ships, aircraft, and submarines), ordnance, electronic and optical equipment, with tables assessing comparative military strength of countries at that time. View more info

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Report on the Flying Bomb (British Information Services - An Agency of the British Government, Information Division, ID 549, September, 1944)

By: Sandys, Duncan; British Information Services - An Agency of the British Government

Price: $40.00

Publisher: British Information Services - An Agency of the British Government: 1944

Seller ID: 2180760

Condition: Very Good


Lightly toned, minor wear along edges, 1/2 inch tear to spine head & foot. 1944 Stapled Binding. 14, [2] pp. Self wrappers. A verbatim report of a press conference held at the Ministry of Information, London, September 7, 1944, prepared by the Chairman of the Committee on Operational Measures Against the Flying Bombs, set up by the British War Cabinet. View more info

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Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army

By: Scahill, Jeremy

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Nation Books: 2007

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2265356

ISBN: 1560259795

Condition: Near Fine


A nice copy. 2007 Hard Cover. xxvii, 452 pp. On September 16, 2007, machine gun fire erupted in Baghdad's Nisour Square, leaving seventeen Iraqi civilians dead, among them women and children. The shooting spree, labeled “Baghdad's Bloody Sunday,” was neither the work of Iraqi insurgents nor U.S. soldiers. The shooters were private forces working for the secretive mercenary company, Blackwater Worldwide. This is the explosive story of a company that rose a decade ago ... View more info

Image for History of the Confederate States Navy from its Organization to the Surrender of its Last Vessel. Its Stupendous Struggle with the Great Navy of the United States; the Engagements Fought in the Rivers and Harbors of the South, and upon the High Seas; Blockade-Running, First Use of Iron-Clads and Torpedoes, and Privateer History.

History of the Confederate States Navy from its Organization to the Surrender of its Last Vessel. Its Stupendous Struggle with the Great Navy of the United States; the Engagements Fought in the Rivers and Harbors of the South, and upon the High Seas; Blockade-Running, First Use of Iron-Clads and Torpedoes, and Privateer History.

By: Scharf, J. [John] Thomas

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Rogers & Sherwood: 1887

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2187992

Condition: Good


First edition. Appears to have been recased using the original boards and backstrip, which were likely trimmed at that point (they are flush with the page edges). A few light creases and spots to backstrip, minor loss from board corners. 1887 Hard Cover. x, 824 pp. 8vo. Original drab boards, paper spine label. A history of naval warfare during the American Civil War, by a former Confederate officer, who was among the first American historians to use newspapers as an auth... View more info

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Avro Lancaster

By: Sweetman, Bill

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Crown Publishers: 1988

Seller ID: 2187717

Condition: Near Fine


Sticker remnant on front endpaper. 1988 Large Hardcover. 56 pp. This is the workhorse of the RAF night campaign against Germany. Successor to ill-fated Manchester, it was like other British heavies in having one very large bomb bay, enclosed by two doors. This allowed a wide variety of loads: 250, 500, 1000, 4000, 8000 lb, all the way up to 22,000 lb 'Grand Slam' bomb (not to forget the Dam-buster bombs). Even the B-29 Superfortress used two separate bays. (See bay sidev... View more info

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Jane's Pocket Book of Research and Experimental Aircraft

By: Taylor, John R.; Taylor, Michael J.H.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Collier Books: 1977

Seller ID: 2279600

ISBN: 0020806701

Condition: Very Good


Spine faintly creased, minor general wear. 1977 Soft Cover. 259 pp. The 125 research and experimental aircraft described and illustrated in this Pocket Book are the most exciting of all the types flown in more than 30 years of aviation since the end of the Second World War. View more info

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Text-Book of Ordnance and Gunnery [Textbook]

By: Tschappat, William H.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: 1917

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2262561

Condition: Good


First edition. Former library copy, rebound in library buckram, usual library marks. Boards rubbed, corners exposed,. 1917 Hard Cover. x, 705 pp. 8vo. Chapters include: Properties, Manufacture, Care and Use of Explosives; Theory of Explosives; Measurements of Velocities and Pressures; Interior Ballistics; Metals Used in Ordnance Construction; Guns; Recoil and Recoil Brakes; Artillery; Exterior Ballistics; Projectiles; Primers and Fuses; Aiming Devices; Fire-Control Instr... View more info

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Air Album: L'Identification des Appareils en Vol, Six Volume Set (Nos. 1-6)

By: Vassilliere, Tony; Cave, Lucien

Price: $250.00

Publisher: E. Desfosses-Neogravure, Paris: 1942

Seller ID: 2182004

Condition: Very Good


Wrappers rubbed & lightly toned, crease down front wrapper of volume 1, volume 6 wrappers lightly foxed. 1942 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. Six-issue continuous run, nos. 1-6. French text. Black & white photographs, drawings, and specifications of various military aircraft, published during World War II and designed to aid in the identification of planes in flight. View more info

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Air Album: L'Identification des Appareils en Vol, No. 1

By: Vassilliere, Tony; Cave, Lucien

Price: $35.00

Publisher: E. Desfosses-Neogravure: 1944

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2182023

Condition: Good


Second edition. Wrappers & pages toned, 2 inch tear to spine head. 1944 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. 35 pp. French text. Black & white photographs, drawings, and specifications of various military aircraft, published during World War II and designed to aid in the identification of planes in flight. View more info

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Air Album: L'Identification des Appareils en Vol, No. 2

By: Vassilliere, Tony; Cave, Lucien

Price: $35.00

Publisher: E. Desfosses-Neogravure: 1945

Seller ID: 2182025

Condition: Fair


Front wrapper loose but included, edges rubbed, 1/2 inch chip from back corner, 2 inch tears to spine head & foot. 1945 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. 34 pp. French text. Black & white photographs, drawings, and specifications of various military aircraft, published during World War II and designed to aid in the identification of planes in flight. View more info

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Technology's War Record: An Interpretation of the Contribution Made by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology [MIT], its Staff, its Former Students and its Undergraduates to the Cause of the United States and the Allied Powers in the Great War, 1914-1919

By: War Records Committee of the Alumni Association of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Price: $12.00

Publisher: War Records Committee of the Alumni Association of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology / The Murray Printing Company: 1920

Seller ID: 1775907

Condition: Very Good


Hinges beginning to weaken, corners lightly rubbed. 1920 Large Hardcover. ix, 747 pp. 4to. A history of MIT's role in World War I, with a complete honor roll of those killed in action; list of decorations and citations; and lists of soldiers and civilians divided by place of service. View more info