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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
 
 
2 Garrison, Webb. FRIENDLY FIRE IN THE CIVIL WAR; MORE THAN 100 TRUE STORIES OF COMRADE KILLING COMRADE.
Rutledge Hill, Nashville, Tennessee, 1999. 
229 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 1558537368 B&w photographs, maps/battle plans, reproductions. "On May 2, 1863, Stonewall Jackson was on the verge of the greatest victory of his career. Shortly before 10 p.m. he rode through the woods near Chancel lorsville, Virginia, to find where the Federals had established their line. As he returned, his own men, in the noise and confusion, opened fire, wounding Jackson several times. One of the Civil War's first heroes died eight days later. St o n e w a l l Jackson's death is but one example of Confederate killing Confederte or Yankee killing Yankee. No war was as intense and chaotic as the American Civil War. (The author) has brought together Jackson's story and 150 other instances of f ri en dl y fi re in this unique book that strips away the romanticism of the Civil War." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear - mainly on spine, tiny scuff on front cover. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
3 Hankinson, Alan. FIRST BULL RUN 1861: THE SOUTH'S FIRST VICTORY. OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES 10.
(Osprey, London, 1991), 1st. edition. 
96 pp, large 8vo, soft cover. ISBN 1855321335 Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, uniform studies, maps, battle plans, reproductions. "A Bull Run, two inexperienced, ill-trained and poorly led armies clashed in the opening en gagement of the American Civil War. Culminating in a stalwart defensive fight by Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson's Virginia Brigade, this book is the story of the Confederacy's first victory." "Each volume (in this series) concludes with a brief gui d e to the battlefield today, and detailed notes for wargamers." Interior - small erased pencil marks along with place, date, Christmas notation and signature in pencil on half-title page; otherwise no other ownership marks. Exterior - bumped at bo tt o m of spine - migrates into pages at bottom of gutters, very light rubbing, minor edge wear - mainly at corners, thin 1" scuff on rear cover. Very Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
WARPATHS:  TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA., Keegan, John.
4 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.
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. Minor wrinkle at top of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
LOOK AT THE ARMY., Lord, Beman.
6 Lord, Beman. LOOK AT THE ARMY.
Henry Z. Walck, New York, 1965, first edition. 
56 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w photograph, reproductions, map. "Do you know....how many wars our Army has fought? who Pancho Villa was? what 'Remember the Maine' means? why the Army once used camels? what 'the long gray line' is? (This) is the story of the United States Army, from the first band of men organized under Myles Standish for protection against the Indians, to the men in today's Ordnance Corps working on our satell i t e a n d m i ssile programs. Many men have distinguished themselves in the service of our country - George Washington, Andrew 'Stonewall' Jackson and Douglas MacArthur are only a few of the Army officers described here whose lives have stirred m an y b oy s to dr ea m of glory, and whose careers have been an inspiration to many young recruits. Beman Lord has given us, in text and pictures, the highlights of the history of the United States Army, inlcuding a description of each service wit hin t he Ar my . H is fas cinating account of this unique organizatiion will intrigue Americans of all ages." A few pages with approx. 2" crease at top near gutter - from manufacturing process, very minor edge wear. Dust jacket is clipped at fou r co rne rs of f lap s, h as heav y rubbing, several small tears with creases - old tape on inside, moderate edge wrinkling, two small light stains at top of rear flap. Very Good+/Fair 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
7 Palmer, Bruce. CHANCELLORSVILLE: DISASTER IN VICTORY. THE MACMILLAN BATTLE BOOK SERIES.
Macmillan, New York, (1967), Ist edition. 
95 pp, large 8vo (approx. 9 /12" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Well illustrated with photos, reproductions, maps. "In May 1863 General Robert E. Lee's Rebel Army, camped near Chancellorsville, Virginia, badly needed to win a battle. Led by Stone wall Jackson, the Confederate II Corps struck the exposed right flank of the Army of the Potomac, swept the battlefield clear, and very nearly bagged the entire Union force, including General 'Fighting Joe' Hooker and his staff..." Area of light browning near gutter of free front endpaper, light browning to edges of boards and edges of textblock, tiny foxing marks on top of textblock. Dust jacket is price-clipped, one small tear with creases, a few tiny tears/chips, light edge wear, light browning at some edges, light fading to spine color, scattered very light foxing on inside surface, light rubbing/soiling - mainly on rear panel. VG/G 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
BE YOUR OWN NAPOLEON: HOW WOULD YOU COMMAND TEN OF HISTORY'S GREATEST BATTLES?, Seymour, William.  Maps and Battle-plans by W.F.N. Watson.
8 Seymour, William. Maps and Battle-plans by W.F.N. Watson. BE YOUR OWN NAPOLEON: HOW WOULD YOU COMMAND TEN OF HISTORY'S GREATEST BATTLES?
Bramhall House, New York, 1988. 
338 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0517665565 76 b&w maps, battle plans. "Now you can match wits with the legendary military leaders whose decisions became history. This ingenious book recreates the decisive moments in ten of the greatest battles and campaigns the world has ever seen - and gives the reader the commander's role. Meet the challenges of military leadership faced by men such as Henry V, Oliver Cromwell, Benedict Arnold, Napoleon Bonaparte, Ro b e r t E . Lee, Jeb Stuart, Ulysses S. Grant, George B. McClellan, and many others. From the Battle of Hastings in 1066 to the American Revolution and Waterloo, from the Civil War battlefields of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg to the struggle f or G az a i n 19 17, and the Allied breakout from the Anzio beachhead in Italy during World War II, these are critical strategic turning points where you can choose the next move. (The book) lays out the opposing forces in comprehensive maps and o rde rs of ba tt le , r evealing the historical backgrounds, the terrain and armaments, the personalities, and the weaknesses of the leaders of both sides - then pauses at crucial stages to explain the options open to each commander. The problems fa cing ge ner als at wa r ar e presented with realism and detail. Here is Wellington at Waterloo, choosing whether to attack Napoleon's underprotected right flank; here is Lee at Chancellorsville, weighing the merits of the aggressive battle plan offer ed b y hi s fr iend and fell ow general, Stonewall Jackson. To enter these pages is to marshal famous armies and to become, for the moment, the master of their fates." Faint erased pencil mark on free front endpaper, several pages with tin y crea se at bott om co rner, ligh t wrin kling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny light stains on edges of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor edge browning. Very Good/V ery Go od 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
A BROTHERHOOD OF VALOR: THE COMMON SOLDIERS OF THE STONEWALL BRIGADE, C.S.A, AND THE IRON BRIGADE, U.S.A., Wert, Jeffry D.
9 Wert, Jeffry D. A BROTHERHOOD OF VALOR: THE COMMON SOLDIERS OF THE STONEWALL BRIGADE, C.S.A, AND THE IRON BRIGADE, U.S.A.
Simon & Schuster, New York, 1999. 
413 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0684824353 B&w plates, maps/battle plans. "(T)he story of the men who served in two of the most famous combat units of the Civil War, the Stonewall Brigade of the Confederacy and the Iron Bridge of the Union. They fought in some of the most famous and bloody engagments of the war, from First and Second Manassas (Bull Run) to Sharpsburg (Antietam), Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg. In telling the stories of these two brigades, historian Jeffry D. Wert offers a visceral depiction of the Civil War from the perspective of the ordinary soldiers who fought it." Slight bump at top/bottom of front hinge and at some corners, bump with crease at one corner. Dust jacket has archi vally taped tear with creases at top of rear flap-fold, light wrinkling at bottom of flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 


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