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1 Alexander, Bevin. HOW GREAT GENERALS WIN.
Avon, New York, 1995. 
320 pp, 7 7/8" H, soft cover. ISBN 0380724367 B&w photographs, maps. "Undaunted by Hannibal's elephants, Scipio Africanus ordered his outnumbered cavlary to charge directly toward the massive beasts - and, by doing so, saved Rome. Stonewall Jack son struck like l ightning throughout the Shenandoah Valley, with occasional feints toward Washington - and so frustrated a numerically superior Union Army. Despite few resouces and even less support from the German High Command, The 'Desert F o x ' , Erwin Rommel, cond ucted one of the most spectacular and successful campaigns in military history. In wars throughout the centuries, the fortunes of great armies have turned on surprise tactics and audacious maneuvers brilliantly conceiv ed b y un co n ventional officers. In this remarkable work, acclaimed historian Bevin Alexander examines some of the most astonishing campaigns and engagements of all time - providing a uniquely insightful look at the battlefield genius of Napole on, Sh er man , L aw rence of Arabia, Mac Arthur, and other military strategists who transformed rout into victory time and time again." Interior - minor browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - mi nor edge we ar. Ver y G ood 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE BATTLE OF NEW MARKET., Davis, William C.
2 Davis, William C. THE BATTLE OF NEW MARKET.
Stackpole, Harrisburg, PA, 1993, second hardcover edition. 
249 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0811705765 B&w illustrations. "On May 15, 1864, at a little crossroads hamlet in Virginia, the fate of the Shenandoah Valley may have been decided and, with it, the ability of the Confederac y to survive in Virginia for another season. (This) is the story of one of those seemingly incredible hair's-breadth miracles that now and then dot the Civil War landscape. A scratch force of hastily assembled Confederates, outnumbered up t o t h e l ast minute, meets and decisively overcomes a superior Yankee army A former vice president and one-time candidate for the presidency commands the Rebel forces. The Corps of Cadets of Virginia Military Institute - some of them boys no ol de r t ha n f ou rteen - march to battle with the veterans, commencing a tradition and a legend that persist to this day. All these and more make up the dramatic story of New Market, and are told here in the most thoroughly researched and clearly pre se nte d b oo k eve r written on this legendary battle. Courage and heroism, youth and manhood, North and South - all meet compellingly in these pages, just as they met in the pelting rain on the battlefield that may have saved Virginia." Tiny din t a t to p ed ge of rea r board. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of spine. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
AIRSHIPWRECK., Deighton, Len and Schwartzman, Arnold.
3 Deighton, Len and Schwartzman, Arnold. AIRSHIPWRECK.
Jonathan Cape, London, (1978), first edition. 
73 pp, oblong large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, b&w photos. "...Len Deighton calls the airship one of the greatest triumphs of structural engineering the world has seen. Through this remarkable collection of photographs, many of them never published before, he bears witness to the magic of those gentle, awesome giants of the sky - 'cathedral arches twisted into a tracery of aluminium'..." Book lightly cracked at pages 28/29 - pages holding firmly, small crease at b ottom of pages 27 to 30. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good-/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FROM GETTYSBURG TO RAPIDAN:  THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC JULY, 1863 TO APRIL, 1864., Humphreys, Andrew A.
4 Humphreys, Andrew A. FROM GETTYSBURG TO RAPIDAN: THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC JULY, 1863 TO APRIL, 1864.
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1883 First Edition Hard Cover Good- 
86 pp, 7 1/2" H. 3 maps at rear. Bookplate of David Wepman on front pastedown. 1" split in paper of inside front hinge, two tiny scuffs and small glue residue mark oh free front endpaper, light browning to pages, browning to edges of text block - darker on top of text block, two tiny tears at bottom of page leaf 83/84 - archivally taped, tear on two maps archivally taped, light edge wear, light wrinkling/wear at top/bottom of spine, light soiling on boards, a few tiny rub marks on rear board, slight fading to spine color. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
WARPATHS:  TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA., Keegan, John.
5 Keegan, John. WARPATHS: TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA.
Toronto Key Porter 1995 1550136216 / 9781550136210 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
370 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Begins with the establishment of New France on the St. Lawrence River and the Fench conflicts with the Indians and British of the Atlantic colonies - the latter ending with the English defeat at Yorktown." It then moves on through the Civil War, battles with native Americans and the story of U.S. and Canadian forces in WWII. Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, small dint at bottom edge of rear board, minor edge wear. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light edge wrinkling, very small chip at top of spine, small dint at bottom edge of rear panel, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WARPATHS:  TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA., Keegan, John.
6 Keegan, John. WARPATHS: TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA.
Toronto Key Porter 1995 1550136216 / 9781550136210 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
370 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Begins with the establishment of New France on the St. Lawrence River and the Fench conflicts with the Indians and British of the Atlantic colonies - the latter ending with the English defeat at Yorktown." It then moves on through the Civil War, battles with native Americans and the story of U.S. and Canadian forces in WWII. Minor wrinkle at top of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
MITCHELL:  PIONEER OF AIR POWER., Levine, Isaac Don.  Foreword by Lt. General D.C. Strother.
7 Levine, Isaac Don. Foreword by Lt. General D.C. Strother. MITCHELL: PIONEER OF AIR POWER.
New York Duell, Sloan and Pearce 1958 Revised Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
420 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "The life of Billy Mitchell epitomizes the story of the development of air power, and the author presents this life against the background of an age that was revolutionized by the rise of the flying machine. Like Teddy Roosevelt, Billy Mitchell was the scion of a dynastic fam-ily, grandson of an empire builder, son of a United States Senator. At eighteen, he enlisted in the Spanish-American War. From that moment on his story belongs to the annals of his age. Mr. Levine has had access to the private files of General Mitchell, to the archives of the Mitchell family, and has also had the co-operation of many of Mitchell's closest friends and associates. The result is a fact-filled chronicle, with astonishing anecdotes, exceptional personal material, unknown pages of aviation lore, a story that brings to light striking facts and dramatic personalities. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Douglas MacArthur, Fiorello LaGuardia, General Arnold, and scores of others appear in new or little-known roles. Mitchell himself cuts a heroic national figure, the indomitable crusader, the pioneer as well as the prophet of air power." Contents: Foreword; Author's Note (New Edition); Father and Son; To the Philippines; From Alaska to Aviation; Musketeer of the Air; Flight to Victory; Blueprint for the Future; Disturber of the Peace; Flying Crusader; "A Bomb was Fired Today"; The Way of an Eagle; Stormy Petrel; What Price Heresy; Judicial Extravaganza; Man Against the Age; Postscript; Mitchell's Own Writings; Index. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling on top/bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light to moderate rubbing, small piece missing at top of spine, light edge wrinkling, light soiling, one small edge tear archivally taped, tiny perforation on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
8 Louis-Philippe. Translated from the French by Stephen Becker. Preface by Henry Steele Commager. DIARY OF MY TRAVELS IN AMERICA: LOUIS-PHILIPPE, KING OF FRANCE, 1830-1848.
New York Delacorte Press 1977 0440018447 / 9780440018445 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
202 pp, oblong (7 3/4" H x 10 3/4" D). Colour and b&w illustrations. "In the year 1796, the man who as to become the king of France began a three-and-a-half-year journey through Europe and America. Louis-Philippe, whose father had been guillotined when the monarchy was overthrown, decided that it might be expeditious for him to see a bit of the world. The diary of this journey, held in the vault of the Duc d'Orleans until now, is an elegant gift to America. Louis-Philippe, his two younger brothers, and his manservant dined at Mount Vernon with Washington, toured Niagara Falls, and smoked a peace pipe with the Cherokee Indians. The king's keen perceptions, amusing anecdotes, and aristocratic foibles make for fascinating reading. His brother, the Duc de Montpensier, was an excellent artist, and he recreated much of the scenery of the new world on canvas. His sketches of typically American landscapes enhance the journal's sense of immediacy. This diary, a memoir not only of a voyage, but also of an age and of our own nation, paralllels the exquisite detail of Alexis de Tocqueville. The writings of Louis-Philippe provide fresh insight into the early days of our country: its problems, society, mores." Three small faint soiling marks on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
SPURS TO GLORY:  THE STORY OF THE UNITED STATES CAVALRY., Merrill, James M.
9 Merrill, James M. SPURS TO GLORY: THE STORY OF THE UNITED STATES CAVALRY.
Rand McNally, Chicago, (1966), Ist edition. 
302 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, reproductions. Follows the history of the United States Cavalry, from its role of protecting settlers as they moved west across the contintent, to the acquisition of new territory in the south, through the Civil War and the Indian uprisings until "Theodore Roosevelt and the Rough Riders, General Pershing and the search for Pancho Villa - the final battles were fought. The job of the cavalry was done. The long road to glory was ended." Two small shallow bumps to top edge of front board, a few pages with dog-ear crease, page 277 and 284 have ink smudging to a few lines of text but still legible - caused during printing, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has edge wear, wrinkling, sveral small tears - some taped, light browning, soiling and small stain on front panel. G+/Fair 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
LANDSCAPE TURNED RED: THE BATTLE OF ANTIETAM., Sears, Stephen W.
10 Sears, Stephen W. LANDSCAPE TURNED RED: THE BATTLE OF ANTIETAM.
Book-of-the-Month Club, New York, 1994. 
431 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, b&w plates, maps/battle plans. "Of all the days on all the fields where American soldiers have fought, the most terrible was September 17, 1862. The Civil War battle wa ged on that date at Antietam Creek, Maryland, took a human toll never exceeded on any day in our nation's history. The battle at Antietam was pivotal to the course of the war, yet the complete story of this climactic and bitter struggle has n e v e r b een told. In (this book, the author) draws on a wealth of newly discovered diaries, dispatches, and letters to recreate the vivid drama of Antietam - and drama it is, pitting high-stakes military gambler Robert E. Lee against George B. M cC le ll an , t he general with every soldierly quality but one, the will to fight. Sears's subject is not just generals and their tactics, however, it is also the emotions and experiences of the men in the ranks, and their stories emerge here wit h p owe rfu l a ut hen ticity." A few areas of light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DIXIE VICTORIOUS: AN ALTERNATE HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR., Tsouras, Peter G., ed.  (Andrew Uffindell, Wade G. Dudley, David M. Keithly, Michael R. Hathaway, James R. Arnold, Edward G. Longacre, John D. Burtt, Cyril M. Lagvanec, Kevin F. Kiley, Peter G. Tsouras.)
11 Tsouras, Peter G., ed. (Andrew Uffindell, Wade G. Dudley, David M. Keithly, Michael R. Hathaway, James R. Arnold, Edward G. Longacre, John D. Burtt, Cyril M. Lagvanec, Kevin F. Kiley, Peter G. Tsouras.) DIXIE VICTORIOUS: AN ALTERNATE HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR.
Military Book Club, London, c2004. 
272 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 073944333X B&w maps/battle plans, photographs, reproductions. "The question 'What if the South had won the Civil War?' is one that has long fascinated and intrigued historians and enth usiasts of Americ an history. (This book) explores that very question, revealing exactly how history could have been dramatically altered forever. Each chapter, written by a leading military historian, plays out a series of convincing scenarios, b ased on real battl es, actions and characters, where at points of decision a different choice or minor incident sets in motion an entirely new train of events which could ultimately have led to a Confederate victory. What if Sherman had been sta l le d outside Atlanta, or Lincoln had lost the crucial 1864 election? Or if Stuart's Cavalry at Gettysburg had arrived in time to give Lee the freedom of operation he lacked in reality? These and many more thought-provoking questions are examined a gai nst the dramatic an d colourful backdrop of this critical and bloody era of American history." Minor winkle at top/bottom of spine; previous owner's place, date and signature in pencil on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has very minor rubb ing , so ft wrinkling at top edge of rear panel. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE CONTROVERSIAL LIFE OF GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER., Wert, Jeffry D.
12 Wert, Jeffry D. THE CONTROVERSIAL LIFE OF GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER.
Simon & Schuster, New York, 1996. 
462 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0684810433 B&w plates, maps. "George Armstrong Custer has been so heavily mythologized that the human being has been all but lost. Now, in the first complete biography in decades, Je ffry Wert reexamines the life of the famous soldier to give us Custer in all his colorful complexity. Although remembered today as the loser at Little Big Horn, Custer was the victor of many cavalry engagements in the Civil War. He played a n i m p o r tant role in several battles in the Virginia theater of war, including the Shenandoah campaign. Renowned for his fearlessness in battle, he was always in front of his troops, leading the charge. His men were fiercely loyal to him, and h e w as h ig hl y regarded by Sheridan and Grant as well....But when he was assigned to the Indian wars on the Plains, life changed drastically for Custer....(The author) carefully examines the events around the defeat at Little Big Horn, drawin g o n rec ent ar cha eol ogical findings and the latest scholarship. His evenhanded account of the dramatic battle puts Custer's performance, and that of his subordinates, in proper perspective." Very light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has c reas e do wn r ear pane l. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
13 Wood, W. Birkbeck and Edmonds, James E., Sir. THE CIVIL WAR IN THE UNITED STATES WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE CAMPAIGNS OF 1864 AND 1865.
Methuen, London, (1958), reprint. 
328 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. 8 fold-out maps at rear, 3 battle plans in text. Contents: Winter Operations and Plans; Grant and Lee in Virginia - From the Wilderness to Cold Harbour (Note on Grant and Lee on the James); The Siege of Petersburg; The Atlanta Campaign; The March to the Sea (Note on Sherman's Strategy); The Shenandoah Valley in 1864-5 (Note on Cedar Creek); Hood's Invasion of Tennessee - Sherman's Campaign in the Carolinas (Note on Thomas in Tennessee); The War on the Water and Naval Operations; Fall of Richmond and Collapse of the Confederacy; Retrospect. Previous owners bookplate on free front endpaper, very light browning to pages - a little more on the endpapers, slight bump to top rear corner. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear, a few tiny edge tears, a few tiny scuffs to spine, light rubbing/soiling to rear panel, browning to inside surface. VG/G 
Price: 25.00 USD
 


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