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Catherine the Great: Life and Legend

By: Alexander, John T.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1989

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2292064

ISBN: 0195052366

Condition: Very Good


Book club edition. Edges lightly foxed, jacket lightly toned, clipped newspaper review laid in. 1989 Hard Cover. xii, [2], 418 pp. 8vo. One of the most colorful characters in modern history, Catherine II of Russia began her life as a minor German princess, until the childless Empress Elizabeth and Catherine's own scheming mother married her off to the Grand Duke Peter of Russia at age sixteen. By thirty-three, she had overthrown her husband in a bloodless coup and established herself as Empress of the multinational Russian Empire, the largest territorial political unit in modern history. Portr... View more info

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The Life of General William T. [Tecumseh] Sherman

By: Boyd, James P.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Publishers' Union: 1891

Seller ID: 2266387

Condition: Near Fine


Minimal wear to corners, minor loss of gilt from spine and front board, small light spot on rear board. 1891 Hard Cover. 608 pp. 8vo. Original brown cloth, black & gilt decorations, black titles, decorated endpapers. Frontispiece of Sherman, illustrations, including maps of Vicksburg & Port Hudson and Chattanooga & Vicinity, throughout text. William Tecumseh Sherman (February 8, 1820 – February 14, 1891) was an American soldier, businessman, educator and author. He served as a General in the Union Army during the American Civil War (1861–65), for which he received recognition for his outst... View more info

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The Life of General William T. [Tecumseh] Sherman

By: Boyd, James P.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Publishers' Union: 1891

Seller ID: 2290750

Condition: Near Fine


Gilt on spine a bit faded. 1891 Hard Cover. 608 pp. 8vo. Original brown cloth, black & gilt decorations, black titles, decorated endpapers. Frontispiece of Sherman, illustrations, including maps of Vicksburg & Port Hudson and Chattanooga & Vicinity, throughout text. William Tecumseh Sherman (February 8, 1820 – February 14, 1891) was an American soldier, businessman, educator and author. He served as a General in the Union Army during the American Civil War (1861–65), for which he received recognition for his outstanding command of military strategy as well as criticism for the harshness of... View more info

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Five Years of My Life: 1894-1899

By: Dreyfus, Alfred

Price: $30.00

Publisher: McClure, Phillips & Co.: 1901

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 2286983

Condition: Good


First American edition. No jacket. Spine slightly cocked, bookplate on front paste-down endpaper, front hinge starting. 1901 Hard Cover. xiv, 310 pp. Gilt titles. Ex-Captain of Artillery in the French Army. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Alfred Dreyfus (French: [al.f??d d??.fys]; 9 October 1859 – 12 July 1935) was a French Jewish artillery officer whose trial and conviction in 1894 on charges of treason became one of the most tense political dramas in modern French history with a wide echo in all Europe. Known today as the Dreyfus affair, the incident eventually ended with Dreyfus's complete exoneration. View more info

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Ulysses S. Grant (American Crisis Biographies)

By: Edmonds, Franklin Spencer

Price: $45.00

Publisher: George W. Jacobs & Company: 1915

Seller ID: 2276839

Condition: Good


No jacket, hinges previously mended, front hinge starting again, bookplate on front paste-down endpaper, ink name and pencil note on front endpapers, pencil marks on rear endpaper. 1915 Hard Cover. 376 pp. A biography of Ulysses S. Grant. Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant;[a] April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885) was the 18th President of the United States, Commanding General of the Army, soldier, international statesman, and author. During the American Civil War Grant led the Union Army to victory over the Confederacy with the supervision of President Abraham Lincoln. During the Reconstr... View more info

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Royal Blood: Richard III and the Mystery of the Princes

By: Fields, Bertram

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Regan Books / Harper Collins: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285115

ISBN: 006039269X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Pages lightly toned. 1998 Hard Cover. x, 335 pp. Notoriously immortalized by Shakespeare and historians, he is history's most infamous royal villain: Richard III, king of England from 1483 to 1485. Crazed with power and paranoia, he is generally supposed to have killed the youthful Prince of Wales and the aged Henry VI, drowned his brother in a vat of wine, poisoned his wife, and, worst of all, murdered his two young nephews, the older of whom was the rightful king -- a reign of terror ending only with his own cowardly death on the blood-soaked field of battle. But is all this t... View more info

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The Anti-egotist: Kingsley Amis, Man of Letters

By: Fussell, Paul

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1994

Seller ID: 2206918

Condition: Near Fine


Minor blue mark to page ridge.Jacket edges very lightly bumped, front jacket flap price-clipped. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 206 pp. Fussell is a wonderful writer, according to The Washington Post Book World, at once elegant and earthy. With such books as Wartime and The Great War and Modern Memory, he established a reputation as an incisive critic with a razor-tipped pen. Now Paul Fussell turns his attention to one of his own literary heroes, a man of similar acidic wit, Kingsley Amis.In The Anti-Egotist, Fussell captures the essence of Amis as a man of... View more info

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No Ordinary Time: Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II

By: Goodwin, Doris Kearns

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks: 1994

Seller ID: 2196987

ISBN: 0684804484

Condition: Near Fine


Reprint. 1994 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 759 pp. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History, No Ordinary Time is a monumental work, a brilliantly conceived chronicle of one of the most vibrant and revolutionary periods in the history of the United States. With an extraordinary collection of details, Goodwin masterfully weaves together a striking number of story lines—Eleanor and Franklin’s marriage and remarkable partnership, Eleanor’s life as First Lady, and FDR’s White House and its impact on America as well as on a world at war. Goodwin effective... View more info

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No Ordinary Time: Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II

By: Goodwin, Doris Kearns

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1994

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2276816

ISBN: 0671642405

Condition: Near Fine


Book club edition. Jacket spine faded, small sticker remnant on front endpaper. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 759, [7] pp. 8vo. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History, No Ordinary Time is a monumental work, a brilliantly conceived chronicle of one of the most vibrant and revolutionary periods in the history of the United States. With an extraordinary collection of details, Goodwin masterfully weaves together a striking number of story lines—Eleanor and Franklin’s marriage and remarkable partnership, Eleanor’s life as First Lady, and FDR’s White Hou... View more info

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The Life of General Francis Marion, a Celebrated Partisan Officer, in the Revolutionary War, against the British and Tories in South Carolina and Georgia [Weems' Life of Marion]

By: Horry, P.; Weems, M.L. [Mason Locke]

Price: $75.00

Publisher: J.B. Lippincott & Co.: 1879

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2293114

Condition: Very Good


Reissue of Sabin 102489. Two gatherings sprung but holding. 1879 Hard Cover. vi, 7-252 pp. 8vo. Woodcut frontispiece and plates. An account of the life and military career of Francis Marion, also called the Swamp Fox, who fought against the British in South Carolina and Georgia, and is credited as the father of modern guerrilla warfare. His efforts also helped created units such as the United States Army Rangers and special forces such as the Green Berets. View more info

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Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Four Kings

By: Kelly, Amy Ruth

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Harvard University Press: 1981

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2284461

ISBN: 0674242505

Condition: Near Fine


Spine slightly cocked. 1981 Hard Cover. xi, 427 pp. The story of that amazingly influential and still somewhat mysterious woman, Eleanor of Aquitaine, has the dramatic interest of a novel. She was at the very center of the rich culture and clashing politics of the twelfth century. Richest marriage prize of the Middle Ages, she was Queen of France as the wife of Louis VII, and went with him on the exciting and disastrous Second Crusade. Inspiration of troubadours and trouveres, she played a large part in rendering fashionable the Courts of Love and in establishing the whole courtly tradition of... View more info

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Savage Squadrons

By: Kournakoff, Sergei

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Hale, Cushman & Flint: 1935

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2203388

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. No jacket, faint stain to front board and spine, faint stain to page ridge, bookplate to front endpaper verso. 1935 Hard Cover. 360 pp. The part the native cavalry played during the War on the Southeastern Front makes a story of adventure which seems strangely alien in contrast to the many modern developments of modern warfare. These mountain men from the Caucasus, with their Oriental customs, beliefs and training made unfamiliar companions for the Russians, who nevertheless were respected and liked by their riders. A phase of militarism which has seen its day and now remains tin... View more info

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American Sniper [Movie Tie-in Edition]: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History

By: Kyle, Chris

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Harper: 2014

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2281720

ISBN: 0062376578

Condition: Good


Reprint. Edge wear. 2014 Mass Market Paperback. From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. His fellow American warriors, whom he protected with deadly precision from rooftops and stealth positions during the Iraq War, called him “The Legend”; meanwhile, the enemy feared him so much they named him al-Shaitan (“the devil”) and placed a bounty on his head. Kyle, who was tragically killed in 2013, writes honestly about the pain of war—including the deaths of two close SEAL teammates—and in moving first-person pa... View more info

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Memoirs of General W.T. Sherman (Library of America) [William Tecumseh]

By: Sherman, William T.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Library of America: 1990

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2283490

ISBN: 0940450658

Condition: Very Good


1st thus. Lightly rubbed. 1990 Hard Cover. Hailed as prophet of modern war and condemned as a harbinger of modern barbarism, William Tecumseh Sherman is the most controversial general of the American Civil War. “War is cruelty, and you cannot refine it,” he wrote in fury to the Confederate mayor of Atlanta, and his memoir is filled with dozens of such wartime exchanges. With the propulsive energy and intelligence that marked his campaigns, Sherman describes striking incidents and anecdotes and collects dozens of his incisive and often outspoken wartime orders and reports. This complex self... View more info

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Sherman's Civil War (Collier Civil War Classics)

By: Sherman, William T.; Miers, Earl Schenck

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Collier Books: 1962

Seller ID: 2206484

Condition: Very Good


Light stain to bottom page ridge, faint stain to top edge of front wrapper. 1962 Mass Market Paperback. 509 pp. Best known for his relentless march through the heart of the Confederacy that set the stage for the final Union victory, William Tecumseh Sherman was a hero to the North and a villain to the South. This is his own story, vivid and forceful, of the war that assured the unity of the nation. Selected from his memoirs, these writings are a personal and revealing account of the Civil War from Bull Run to Appomattox. Sherman's unsentimental version of these events is itself a part of our h... View more info

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Grant [Ulysses S.]

By: Smith, Jean Edward

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 2002

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2271378

ISBN: 0684849275

Condition: Near Fine


Reprint. An exceptional copy. 2002 Trade Paperback. Ulysses S. Grant was the first four-star general in the history of the United States Army and the only president between Andrew Jackson and Woodrow Wilson to serve eight consecutive years in the White House. As general in chief, Grant revolutionized modern warfare. As president, he brought stability to the country after years of war and upheaval. Yet today Grant is remembered as a brilliant general but a failed president. View more info