Hardcover. NY, Free Press , 1st, 1997, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. 464 pages, b&w illustrations. A great but frequently overlooked figure in America during the early decades of the 19th century now gets his due. Military historian Eisenhower (son of the late president) describes a natural leader of imposing stature, overweening pride, exceptional courage, and wide learning, who possessed considerable organizational and diplomatic skills along with outstanding martial instincts. As the nation's youngest general, Scott distinguished himself in the War of 1812, and he was a hero of the Mexican War in the 1840s. After a brilliant campaign fought entirely on foreign soil, he stormed and captured Mexico City despite considerable political maneuvering on the battlefield and the homefront by a variety of influential enemies. In peacetime, he served successfully as a diplomat to the Canadians, the British, the Seminoles, and the Cherokees. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Syracuse, New York, Syracuse University Press, 1st, 2013, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 264 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. A few black and white pictures throughout.
Hardcover. New York, Random House, 1st, 1995, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 350 pages. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. Gilt title on spine and design on front cover board. B/w illustrations throughout. Front flaps very lightly yellowed at top, otherwise clean inside and out. previous bookseller tag on back. From the dust jacket front flap: "As we follow Peres from his ancestral home in Poland to Israel, from the youth village of BenShemon to Kibbutz Alumot, from the youth movement leader to prime minister, we are introduced both to a man and to a nation."
Hardcover. New York, Vanguard Press, 1st, 1932, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 306 pages. Hardcover. B/w illustrated frontispiece. Some age wear to covers. Bound in gray fabric. Previous owner's bookplate on front endpaper. Deckled edges. Some age yellowing to pages and edges. In good condition for its age.
Hardcover. NY, Penguin Press, 1st, 2014, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. 304 pages, b&w illustrations. Acclaimed journalist Robert Timberg's extraordinary, long-awaited memoir of his struggle to reclaim his life and find his calling after being severely burned as a young Marine lieutenant in Vietnam In January 1967, Robert Timberg was a short-timer, counting down the days until his combat tour ended. He had thirteen days to go before he got to go back home to his wife in Southern California. That homecoming would eventually happen, but not in thirteen days, and not as the person he once was. The moment his vehicle struck a Vietcong land mine divided his life into before and after.
Hardcover. New York, Simon & Schuster, First Thus, 2013, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 603 pages. Hardcover. Ivory & red cloth boards with gilt titles to spine. Dust jacket with only light marginal wear. Bright, clean & unmarked copy.
Hardcover. Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina, 1st, 1991, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 514 pages, b&w illustrations, in a bright dust jacket. Biography of Union general Ambrose Burnside, reassessing his reputation as an "incompetent leader" by viewing his entire career as a soldier during the war: along the Carolina coast, at Antietam, and his capture of Knoxville in East Tennessee, while still recognizing the debacle at Fredericksburg.
Hardcover. NY, Viking Press, BC Ed., 1975, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 369 pages, b&w plates. Dust jacket worn, chipped. Story of the nineteenth century aristocratic life of the leader of the "Charge of the Light Brigade".
Hardcover. Columbia, S.C., University of South Carolina Press, 1st, 1983, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Columbia, S.C., University of South Carolina Press, 1st, 1983, Book: Very Good, Dust jacket: Good, 344 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. B&w illustrations and photographs throughout. Illustrated frontispiece. Gilt titles on spine. Decorative stain to top edge. Light edge wear to dust jacket, otherwise clean, tight copy. . Record # 467670
Hardcover. NY, Knopf, 1st, 1990, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dustjacket, 402 pages, b&w illustrations.The biography of a seminal figure in American public life, whose active career spanned the years from Theodore Roosevelt through the early Cold War. Stimson was an intimate friend of Theodore Roosevelt's, and was the crucial figure linking Roosevelt's imperialist expansionism to the world of Truman, Eisenhower, and Kennedy.
Hardcover. Kent, OH, The Kent State University Press, 1st, 1998, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 348 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Very clean, unmarked copy still in publishers shrink-wrap. Conrad Wise Chapman (1842-1910) is unique among Civil War artists: he painted and sketched while on duty as a Confederate soldier who served in three theaters of the war. Chapman's first-hand knowledge is evident in his work. Ben Bassham has written both a critical study of Chapman's art and a biography, incorporating Chapman's correspondence and Civil War memoirs.
Hardcover. NY, Sol Lewis & Liveright, 1st, 1975, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, blue cloth boards and spine with silver letters over a red background on spine. 288 pages, b&w illustrations. The author has provided a new interpretation of General Custer's tenure in Texas following the Civil War where he comes to life as a wise and successful military leader during Reconstruction. This is the first work that focuses entirely on Custer's tenure in the Lone Star State the first to detail his successful stay in Austin. No dust jacket.
Hardcover. NY, Random House, 1st, 1986, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 977 pages. The first volume of a multi-volume study of President Eisenhower, this book focuses on Eisenhower's conduct of the war and provides an extensively documented analysis of the political ramifications of the course of the war and Eisenhower's decisions. A masterful work by David Eisenhower showing the intricacies of the battle strategy employed by his grandfather while balancing the complicated political interests of the Allies. His insight into the motivations of Eisenhower and his subordinate commanders is amazing as well as his description of the intimate involvement of both Roosevelt and Churchill. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1st, 1998, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket, 576 pages. Dwight D. Eisenhower's meteoric rise to prominence during World War II was not -- as popular myth would have us believe -- accidental, but the logical outcome of years of preparation. Eisenhower had enormous talents, opportunities to develop them, and an attentive corps of senior officers who watched and encouraged his ascent to high command. The diaries, letters, and documents assembled in this volume for the first time present a fresh, detailed examination of Dwight D. Eisenhower's formative years and the evolution of his genius for organization, logistics, and strategy.
Hardcover. Boston, Wright & Potter/ Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1st, 1903, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 202 pages, b&w illustrations. Brown cloth binding with gilt decoration. Some rubbing, light residue to covers, back hinge partially cracked. Interior very good.
Hardcover. NY, Harper, 1st, 2014, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. A major historical biography of George C. Marshall--the general who ran the U.S. campaign during the Second World War, the Secretary of State who oversaw the successful rebuilding of post-war Europe, and the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize--and the first to offer a complete picture of his life. While Eisenhower Patton, Bradley, Montgomery, MacArthur, Nimitz, and Leahy waged battles in Europe and the Pacific, one military leader actually ran World War II for America, overseeing personnel and logistics: Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army from 1939 to 1945, George C. Marshall. This interpretive biography of George C. Marshall follows his life from his childhood in Western Pennsylvania and his military training at the Virginia Military Institute to his role during and after World War II and his death in 1959 at the age of seventy-eight. It brings to light the virtuous historical role models who inspired him, including George Washington and Robert E. Lee, and his relationships with the Washington political establishment, military brass, and foreign leaders, from Harry Truman to Chiang Kai-shek. It explores Marshall's successes and failures during World War II, and his contributions through two critical years of the emerging Cold War--including the transformative Marshall Plan, which saved Western Europe from Soviet domination, and the failed attempt to unite China's nationalists and communists.
Hardcover. New York, Argosy-Antiquarian Ltd., Ltd Ed. reprint, 1963, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 394 pages, red cloth covers, b&w illustrations. Limited to 750 copies, a reprint of the 1934 edition.
Hardcover. Regnery Publishing, 1st, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. Kozak's biography of U.S. Air Force General Curtis E. LeMay (1906-1990) won't convert those utterly convinced that he was a bomb-happy maniac. The more open-minded, however, will find in it a broader perspective on this controversial officer than we have had elsewhere. His outstanding competence as leader and organizer of strategic airpower in World War II and during the cold war is convincingly presented; so are his limitations in the Pentagon and his poor judgment in being George Wallace's running mate in 1968. Kozak suggests that LeMay was utterly dedicated to the mission of destroying his country's enemies and to the men under his command charged with carrying out that mission. This led to what can only be called a certain lack of the social graces and a good many of what might charitably be called misinterpretations of where LeMay's patriotism led him.
Hardcover. Middletown CT, Clark & Lyman, 2nd Ed., 1821, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 378 pages, frontispiece plus 3 other engraved plates. Rebound with new cloth spine and endpapers, original calf covers present. The frontispiece has some loss to the gutter edge and has been reattached. Image not affected. Moderate foxing throughout.
Hardcover. Boston, The Fort Gill Press, 1st, 1909, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 313 pages. B&w frontispiece with tissue guard and b&w illustrations throughout. Ex-lib copy with library plate on front endpaper, number front flyleaf, and stamp on title page. on Light edgewear, rubbing to cover edges. Light fraying to top of spine. Else a clean copy.
Hardcover. New York, Random House, First Edition, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 354 pages. Hardcover. Black cloth boards with gilt titles to spine. Black & white illustrations throughout. Dust jacket with only light marginal wear. Clean & unmarked.
Hardcover. New York, Harper, 1st, 2009, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 720 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. Black and white pictures throughout.
Hardcover. Plattsburgh, NY, O.R. Cook, 1st, 1834, Book: Fair, Dust Jacket: None, 252 pages. Original muslin boards with printed paper label on spine. Pages 153 and 154 missing. Front and rear hinges cracked and fragile. Light soil of cover boards. Foxing on pages.
Hardcover. London, Jonathan Cape, 1st, 1955, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, 205 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Darkening around edges of dust jacket, light wear on cloth cover boards, light soil on dust jacket, now protected in plastic. Previous owner's signature on end paper. Tight copy.
Softcover. Greensburg PA, privately printed, 1st, 1913, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, octavo, 25 pages, sparsely illustrated in b&w. Book near fine with mild general shelfwear to wrap, stapled binding tight, text clean and unmarked. Includes a b/w sketch by John Trumbull.
Hardcover. Howell Press, 1st, 1997, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 176 pages, b&w illustrations. Between 1917 and 1955, E.L. "Slonnie" Sloniger was a WWI fighter pilot, a barnstormer, a test pilot, a racer, an acrobatic pilot, and a commercial pilot. Here, "Fate is the Hunter's" Old Number One tells the story in his own words, as recorded by his son.
Softcover. New York, Phaidon Press, 1st, 2003, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 316 pages. Softcvoer with vinyl wrappers. Black and white pictures throughout. This is the first visual history of China's Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) and includes the only complete set of surviving photographs to document the entire period. It is drawn from thousands of original negatives that were hidden for nearly 40 years by photographer Li Zhensheng, at great personal risk, and accompanied by his own personal story. Zhensheng brings to light in this historical record one of the most turbulent, controversial, and under-documented periods in modern history.
Hardcover. San Rafael, CA, Presidio Press, 1st, 1978, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 202 pages. Hardcover. B/w illustrations throughout. Gilt title on spine. Deckled edges. A touch of foxing to top edge, otherwise clean inside and out. In great shape.
Hardcover. Hoboken NJ, Wiley Publishing, 1st, 2003, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. The Last Samurai traces Saigo's life from his early days as a tax clerk in far southwestern Japan, through his rise to national prominence as a fierce imperial loyalist. Saigo was twice exiled for his political activities - sent to Japan's remote southwestern islands where he fully expected to die. But exile only increased his reputation for loyalty, and in 1864 he was brought back to the capital to help his lord fight for the restoration of the emperor.
Softcover. Kearney NE, Morris Publishing, 1st, 1999, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 273 pages. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on the title page. The Tin Box captures the life of George Varney, Brevet Brigadier General and Colonel of the 2nd Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment from Bangor during the Civil War. The book is based on a collection of letters, newspaper clippings, and military documents found in a metal box when Varney's only grandson died. Varney wrote to his mother from June 1861 to March 1863; from the first battle of Bull Run to Chancellorsville; from his capture at Gaines Mill to his head injury at Fredericksburg. From letters to General Varney from friends he made on the battlefield -- Generals Joshua Chamberlain, Thomas Hyde, Fitz John Porter, and others -- the book reveals the life-long impact on Varney of the war that consumed the nation. Newspaper clippings recount the glorious homecoming of the 2nd Maine, the Bangor reception of President Grant, and the first reunion of the veterans of the regiment, held nearly forty years after mustering out.From information meticulously recorded in a tattered notebook found in the box, the author, Varney's great grandson, traced the genealogy of the Varney family back to the 1630s. Among Varney's ancestors was his great uncle and military role model, General Isaac Hodsdon, who figured prominently in early Maine history as the commander of the militia in the Aroostook War of 1839. The book discusses in detail this little-known but important chapter in U. S. history. Clean copy.
Hardcover. NY, E. P. Dutton, reprint, 1977, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket. David Irving's The Trail of the Fox is the best work on Rommel ever written. The circumstances around Rommel's involvement with the attempt on Hitler's life, which is the most speculated aspect of Rommel's life, and how the Gestapo came to believe Rommel was involved, have not been made clear in most of the historiography on Rommel. Irving pieces together what really happened most effectively. There are so many strengths of this book, of which the greatest is probably the fact Irving had access to Rommel's dairy and many of his letters, which he got permission from the family to view. Other items he found in collections in the United States, England, and Germany. Since he worked on this in the 1970's he also was able to interview a number of German officers who were still alive that knew and served with Rommel. The whole work is the way historical research should be done; totally reliant on primary source material, and ignores secondary sources that often use conjecture or just repeat incorrect narratives from earlier books. Every source is from people who fought the war; Germans, Italians, British, French and American officers who were in these campaigns and had either first hand observation of Rommel or were major participants like Eisenhower, Churchill, Goebbels, etc. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Burlington VT , The War Service Committee of the University of Vermont, 1st, 1924, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 253 pages. B&w photographs throughout. Gilt titles and decoration on spine and cover. three quarter leather raised bands on front and back cover. Binding cracked between front cover and title page. Tape repair on spine, fragile and separating. Else clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, Devin-Adair Company, 1st, 1960, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Fair, 340 pages. Hardcover. B/w illustrations throughout. Dust jacket priceclipped, has a touch of age-wear. Gilt title on spine. Covers bound in blue cloth. Pages and edges have just a touch of age-yellowing. Book is in beautiful condition for its age.
Hardcover. New York, HarperCollins Publishers, First Edition, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 845 pages. Hardcover SIGNED BY AUTHOR to title page. Brown cloth covers with orange titles to spine. Black & white illustrations throughout. Bright dust jacket with only marginal wear. Clean & unmarked. A nice copy.