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THE ROYAL AIR FORCE: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY., Armitage, Michael.
1 Armitage, Michael. THE ROYAL AIR FORCE: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY.
London Brockhampton 1996 1860198511 / 9781860198519 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
288 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps. "Created in 1918 from the former Royal Flying Corps, the RAF forged its own traditions as it developed the tactics and weap- onry of aerial warfare. It ended the First World War with a strength of 300,000 personnel and 23,000 aircraft, but there was the immediate threat of stringent post-war defence budgets and an Army and Navy that demanded that air power be under their control. The Chief of Air Staff, Trenchard, needed a successful example of the potential of air power in order to guarantee future funding, and it came in the RAF air-policing role in the Near East. The RAF was perhaps the most neglected armed force during the 'appeasement years', despite vocal opposition and foreign militarization. After desperate rearm-ament in both aircraft and ground forces, the RAF stemmed the tide of German expansion in the Battle of Britain. The author devotes one third of the book to the superb record of the RAF throughout the Second World War, acknowledging the problems in command, strategy and aircraft equipment that appeared in all theatres during the fight against the Axis forces. Chapters cover the lean years from 1940 to 1942 with the RAF over-committed on all fronts, through the gradual build-up with improved aircraft and on to the heavy bombing campaign and the final, comprehensive air assault on Germany. The years 1944-1945 mark the high point of RAF history, but the factual framework continues with details of the appearance of jet aircraft, the deployments worldwide as the British Empire evolved into the Commonwealth and the RAF's changing tactical and strategic roles as Britain declined from 'superpower' status. This period also includes an appraisal of the V-bomber force, the slow decline in British research and development, the emergence of the RAF role in NATO and the balance of power during the Cold War. The history of the RAF is fully detailed up to the present as one receding threat causes significant change in the number and type of aircraft needed to face the perceived new problems posed by developing nations." Tiny scuff on bottom of rear board. Dust jacket has minor wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one tiny edge tear, very small dint on rear hinge, two tiny dints on rear panel, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CHICKAMAUGA 1863: THE RIVER OF DEATH.  OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES 17., Arnold, James R.
2 Arnold, James R. CHICKAMAUGA 1863: THE RIVER OF DEATH. OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES 17.
Osprey, London, 1992 first edition. 
96 pp, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 1855322633 "Chickamauga - an Indian name meaning 'River of Death' - was one of the bloodiest battles of the American Civil War. Fought in densely wooded terrain just south of Chattanooga, this was to be the great est western-theatre battle of the conflict, a hard-fought victory for the Confederates that halted the advance of Rosecrans' Union Army of the Cumberland into Tennessee." "Each volume (of the Campaign series) begins with an assessment of each comm a nder's campaign strategy, then recounts the progress of the fighting, blow-by-blow. More than 90 illustrations, including maps, charts and colour plates accompany the text, and a series of three-dimensional battle maps mark the critical stages of t he campaign. Each volume concludes with a brief guide to the battlefield today, and detailed notes for wargamers." Small Christmas notation, date and signature in pencil on title page; otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. E xte rior - very light corner wear, light rubbing large soft corner crease on rear cover, two small soft corner creases. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
STRATEGIC SURVEY 1991-1992., Bearman, Sidney, ed.
3 Bearman, Sidney, ed. STRATEGIC SURVEY 1991-1992.
Brassey's / International Institute for Strategic Studies, (London, 1992). 
248 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. Contents: The End of an Empire; Central Europe's Struggling States; Turmoil in the Balkans; European Integration: On the Horizon; The US Looks Inwards; North American Free Trade Area in Trouble; Latin America: Orthodoxy and Uncertainty; Cuba: Teetering on the Brink; Prospects for Arab-Israeli Peace; Iraq and the Gulf States; Iran Sheds its Radical Image; The Maghreb: The Rise of Radical Islam; China On the Move; Japan: Still Searching; The Two Koreas: Cooperation or Crisis?; Indochina: A Fragile Peace; Central Asia: Shaping New States; India and its Neighbours; The Horn of Africa; South Africa; Disowning Apartheid; Arms Control: The Agenda Transformed; Responses to Weapons Proliferation; Rethinking East Asian Security; Water Resources: Scarcity and Conflict. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing. VG+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
4 Bennett, Geoffrey. Preface by Rodney M. Bennett. NAVAL BATTLES OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR.
London Penguin 2001 0141390875 / 9780141390871 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good - 
310 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "With the call to action stations of August 1914, the Royal Navy faced its greatest test since the time of Nelson. Geoffrey Bennett's classic history of the Great War at sea combines graphic and stirring accounts of all the principal naval engagements - battles overseas, in home waters and, for the first time, under the sea - with analysis of the strategy and tactics of both sides. He brings these sea battles dramatically to life, and confirms the Allied navies' vital contribution to victory. In his words, 'Though the titantic struggle on the Western Front dominated the strategy of the Allies, it was their Navies, of which the British was immeasurably the strongest, that in the end brought Germany to her knees.' Illustrated with maps, plans and contemporary photographs, this detailed, immaculately researched account is the authoritative history of an often overlooked but hugely important aspect of the First World War." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, one crease down spine, very tiny crease at top corner of covers, small soft crease and multiple small line indentations at bottom corner of rear cover, minor rubbing/indentation on covers. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
5 Bennett, Geoffrey. Preface by Rodney M. Bennett. NAVAL BATTLES OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR.
London Penguin 2001 0141390875 / 9780141390871 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good+ 
310 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "With the call to action stations of August 1914, the Royal Navy faced its greatest test since the time of Nelson. Geoffrey Bennett's classic history of the Great War at sea combines graphic and stirring accounts of all the principal naval engagements - battles overseas, in home waters and, for the first time, under the sea - with analysis of the strategy and tactics of both sides. He brings these sea battles dramatically to life, and confirms the Allied navies' vital contribution to victory. In his words, 'Though the titantic struggle on the Western Front dominated the strategy of the Allies, it was their Navies, of which the British was immeasurably the strongest, that in the end brought Germany to her knees.' Illustrated with maps, plans and contemporary photographs, this detailed, immaculately researched account is the authoritative history of an often overlooked but hugely important aspect of the First World War." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
CANADA'S GLORY:  BATTLES THAT FORGED A NATION., Bishop, Arthur.  Foreword Hon. Hartland de M. Molson.
6 Bishop, Arthur. Foreword Hon. Hartland de M. Molson. CANADA'S GLORY: BATTLES THAT FORGED A NATION.
McGraw-Hill Ryerson, Toronto, (1996), Ist printing. 
309 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0075528096 B&w maps, photos, reproductions. "Spanning over 200 years of Canadian history and over 30 major battles, (this book) includes: The War of 1812, when Upper Canada and Lower C anada united to defeat the American threat, giving Canadians a true sense of nationalism for the first time; The Boer War in South Africa, from 1899 to 1902 where Canadian troops first fought and won overseas; World War I and its grim trench warf a r e , including the Battle of Vimy Ridge - a classic in terms of planning and strategy - described in unforgettable detail; World War II, with its triumphs and tragedies - Hong Kong, Dieppe, D-Day, and the Battle of Normandy. Arthur Bishop's deta il ed r esearch and colourful narrative brings the personalities of war to life and imbues each battle with the drama and emotions that makes it memorable..." Slight waviness to edges of text block, very small bump at top corners of both boards, l igh t w rin kling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny soiling marks on boards, tiny dint on bottom edge of rear board, place/date/notation/initials in ink on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has light rubbing, slight fading on spine, wrinkling at to p/bo ttom of spine/flap-folds and at top of rear panel, crease down rear flap. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FIREPOWER:  AIR WARFARE., Bishop, Chris, editor.
7 Bishop, Chris, editor. FIREPOWER: AIR WARFARE.
London Brown 1999 1897884524 / 9781897884522 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
176 pp, 11 7/8" H. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, drawings. "(T)akes a detailed look at aspects of air warfare both past and present, providing clear descriptions of the various weapons systems in use and drawing on first-hand accounts from the pilots who have used them. The book is ordered by aircraft type, covering interceptors, strike aircraft, spyplanes, gunships, super fighters, attack aircraft and big bombers. Many of the strategies, tactics, individual combats, and aircraft described in the book are illustrated in full colour, providing the reader with a useful graphic reference. Special feature gatefold pages provide extra detail on seven aircraft, with highly detailed artwork reproduced in large format." "Describes the key aircraft and weapons systems that have been used by air forces around the world, from 1939 to (1999). Each aircraft featured is accompanied by a specification table including information such as armaments, performance and dimensions." Tiny dent scuff at bottom edge of rear board. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flaps/flap-folds 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE PROVISIONAL IRA., Bishop, Patrick and Mallie, Eamonn.
8 Bishop, Patrick and Mallie, Eamonn. THE PROVISIONAL IRA.
Heinemann, London, 1987, reprint. 
374 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0434074101 "Nearly twenty years after the present wave of conflict began in Northern Ireland, the Provisional IRA is still an active destabilising force within the United Kingdom. Yet despite the huge loss of life and the consequent political distortions and upheavals it has created, remarkably little is known about it. This authoritiative new book, the first full-length study to be undertaken since the Troubles began i n 1 9 6 9 , examines the IRA in depth, analysing its leaders, its objectives and structure. Aided by numerous, unusually frank interviews with the men who run the organisation and key figures in the Security Forces, the authors trace the IRA's pr og r es si on f ro m disarray in the early 1960s to powerful political force in the late 1980s. They explore the movement's inner workings, explaining the commitment and life of its participants and shedding new light on some of the recent lan dma rks i n t he oft en blo od y history of Republicanism; internment, the hunger strikes, the mainland bombing campaign, the development of the IRA's dual strategy of 'armalite and ballotbox'....a uniquely informative and thought-provoking book, o ne w hich wi ll i tse lf p rov e a lan dmark in the study of Irish history." Faint cigarette odor, light waviness to edges of textblock, minor wrinkling to top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light edge wear, very light ed ge wr inkli ng a t top /bot tom o f sp ine, lig ht rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
ALLIED INTERVENTION IN RUSSIA., Bradley, John.
9 Bradley, John. ALLIED INTERVENTION IN RUSSIA.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1968. 
251 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w maps. "The attempts by the Western powers to intervene in Russia after the Bolshevik coup d'etat of 1917, and the abortive attempt of the Red Army to destroy Poland, are subjects which have be en badly neglected by historians. John Bradley has consulted French and British archives for the first time, and his book provides a wealth of completely new material on the subject. As a result of this new research many hitherto accepte d i d e a s o f the intervention are challenged and a clearer perspective is given to this period of history. The most obscure phase of the intervention, November 1917 to August 1918, is thoroughly dealt with, and the place of Japan and the Czec ho s lo va k Co rp s i n the military strategy of the Allies is examined. The book also deals with the South, the Far East and the Polish campaigns, the 'last march of the Entente' against Soviet Russia." Minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket h as ve ry lig ht ed ge we ar/ wr inkling, minor browning, two tiny tears with old tape on inside, small light dampness stain at top inside edge of spine, minor rubbing and soiling. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM BOOK OF 1918, YEAR OF VICTORY.  PAN GRAND STRATEGY SERIES., Brown, Malcolm.
10 Brown, Malcolm. THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM BOOK OF 1918, YEAR OF VICTORY. PAN GRAND STRATEGY SERIES.
Pan, London, 1999, 2nd printing. 
392 pp, 7 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 0330376721 B&w plates. "1918 was probably the most dramatic and decisive year in British military history. In the spring there was a fear that Britain might have to evacuate her troops from the continent and lo se the war. In the summer came the great turnaround, and by autumn the German armies began to retreat. In November 1918 the First World War was over. This book tells the story of an amazing year through the authentic voice of the British s o l d i e r , a year in which, remarkably, the casualty rates were even higher than those of 1916 and 1917, the years of the Somme and Passchendaele." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing. Very Go od + 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
SWAMP SAILORS:  RIVERINE WARFARE IN THE EVERGLADES 1835-1842., Buker, George E.
11 Buker, George E. SWAMP SAILORS: RIVERINE WARFARE IN THE EVERGLADES 1835-1842.
University of Florida, Gainesville, 1975. 
152 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0813003520 Map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Until the Second Seminole War the United States Navy had generally employed the Federalist doctrine (cruiser-commerce-raiding), but the un iqueness of this Indian conflict caused the navy to adopt a new offensive strategy. For the first time in history the American Navy was pitted against a nonmaritime foe. There were no single merchantmen to attack; there were no cruisers t o e n g a g e in single-ship combat; there were no enemy fleets to be repelled from the nation's harbors. Instead, there were Indians practicing guerilla tactics in a watery environment - the Everglades of Florida. Athough it was not apparent at t h e be gi nn in g o f the war, the navy's only hope for victory lay in the development of a strategy for riverine warfare. It was a kind of warfare that demanded specially trained combat groups, organized for sustained land/sea operations. I t r equ ir ed jo int ac tio n wi th the army. It called for a naval command familiar with setting up and directing complex operations and diverse forces to achieve an overall objective. In developing a strategy of riverine warfare, United States Nav y po lic y e volv ed f rom a de fe nsi ve to an offensive position, from a society of highly individualistic and inflexible sea captains into a well-meshed cooperative unit capable of working not only alone but also with the army. Between 1835 and 1842, the nav y cam e of age. Her e i s a dramatic account of that vital time, enhanced by an awesome setting, which will engage and enlighten both the scholar of naval history and the armchair sailor." Previous owner's small stamp on fron t pas tedown . Du st ja cket h as ve ry li ght ed ge w ear/ wrinkling, two very small closed tears with crease, light browning, very light soiling on rear panel and spine, tiny light stain on front panel. Near Fine/Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
12 Bush, George. NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY OF THE UNITED STATES: 1991-1992.
Brassey's, Washington, (1991), Ist printing. 
135 pp, 16mo (6 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "...the annual blueprint for the U.S. security posture. It contains an outline of American national goals and interests, an overiew of world trends, descriptions of regional challenges, and polit ical, economic, and defense agendas. Written in clear, layperson's English, it is a must read for every involved citizen." Dust jacket has been price-clipped and has minor rubbing. F/VG+ 
Price: 7.50 USD
 
 
HANNIBAL'S LIEUTENANT:  A UNIQUE BIOGRAPHY OF HANNIBAL., Capps, Robert S.
13 Capps, Robert S. HANNIBAL'S LIEUTENANT: A UNIQUE BIOGRAPHY OF HANNIBAL.
Manor House, Alexandria, Virginia, 1994, first edition. 
349 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0964066505 Maps. "....a well-researched biography of the brilliant Hannibal as seen through the eyes of an interesting, yet fictional, officer. It retains a close fidelity to known facts ab out the life of one of the finest generals the world has ever known, but it reads like an historical novel....This book recreates the amazing life and times of this military genius, charismatic leader, astute manager of resources, efficien t p u b l i c a dministrator, and great champion of democracy. Most of what we know about Hannibal was written by his enemies over 2,000 years ago. Their writings show a grudging admiration for the brilliant Hannibal, but they are written from t he Ro ma n pe rs pe c ti ve, with the prejudices of his bitter enemies. 'Hannibal's Lieutenant' interprets the fascinating facts and situations as Hannibal and his supporters would have seen them, with their own prejudices. Once war was declared by h is gov er nme nt, Ha nn iba l became a victim of political gridlock and inaction by politicians of the Carthaginian government in Africa. Political enemies in Carthage, more than the Roman soldiers in Italy, were responsible for his failure t o d ef eat Rom e.. ..Ha nnib al c ome s al ive as the story follows his life: from his early years to commanding general of Carthaginian forces in Spain at age 25; from climbing the hazardous Alps with his army and elephants to invade Italy at age 26 t o f ight ing R oman s in Italy for 16 y ears with no major defeats; through public adminstrator in Carthage for seven years after the war, where he reformed the government by eliminating graft and corruption and changed it from rule by a privi leged few to t he mos t dem ocrat ic gov ernme nt in the Hellenistic world; from military consultant of the king of Syria in Ephesus where he accompanied the king during Syria's invasion of Greece and later led a fleet of warships in a sea battle to hi s ref uge on the is land o f Cret e; thro ugh hi s stin t as consultant to the king of Bithynia after fleeing Crete; and finally to his suicide at age 64 in 183 B.C." Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, very light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket h as mino r wrink ling at top of spine a nd fl ap-folds. Very Good+/Near Fine 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
WATERLOO:  BATTLE OF THREE ARMIES., Chalfont, Lord, editor.  (William Seymour, Jacques Champagne, Colonel E. Kaulbach.)
14 Chalfont, Lord, editor. (William Seymour, Jacques Champagne, Colonel E. Kaulbach.) WATERLOO: BATTLE OF THREE ARMIES.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1980, Ist American edition. 
239 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 394511190 123 illustrations - 15 in full color, 9 maps. "To read the account of Waterloo in the history books of England, France and Germany is to read of three utterly different battl es. Each nation has made its own glowing tapestry of martial glory and national heroes out ot this mighty encounter. Can there be a true story of the day when Napoleon, Wellington and Blucher - three of the masters of combat - met on a comp a c t b a t tlefield to decide the fate on an Empire, and when the course of nineteenth-century history was transformed? In this book, from dawn to nightfall on June 18, 1815, hour by hour, sometimes minute by minute, we follow each twist of the a ct io n i n tu rn from: The English point of view (by William Seymour)...The French point of view (by Jacques Champagne)...The German point of view (by Eberhard Kaulbach)...As the action unfolds, each country's writer gives his own view (plus the won der fu ll y imm edi ate voices of his countrymen who survived to write of their experience) of the day that called forth some of the most brilliant tactical maneuvering - and the bloodiest and fiercest fighting - in the history of warfare." Sli ght fadi ng to to p ed ge o f boards, small area of browning at top edge of free endpapers. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has areas of browning on inside surface, large corner crease on front flap, curling at top edge of flaps. Very Good/Ver y Go od- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WEST TO THE SETTING SUN., Chalmers, Harvey.  In collaboration with Ethel Brant Monture.
15 Chalmers, Harvey. In collaboration with Ethel Brant Monture. WEST TO THE SETTING SUN.
Macmillan Company of Canada, Toronto, 1944, reprint. 
362 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w frontispiece. Concludes with Notes and Bibliography. "....an exciting action story of that dramatic period in North American history when the British and French vied with each other and with the native Indians for control of this rich land; a struggle that culminated in the American Revolutionary War which raged up and down the beautiful Mohawk valley for several years and culminated in the defeat of the British by the re bels and the departure of the decimated Indians westward. It is the story of Joseph Brant, Mohawk chief, who led the People of the Longhouse, the Six Nations' Indians, through fateful years of triumph and disaster, when excitement ran high a n d d a n g er lurked round every bend of trail or river. Realizing that to survive, the Indians must have gunpowder, Joseph bargained with the white men, and when the Indians decided to fight with the British, gunpowder was the deciding factor . Ho w b ri ll ia nt was Joseph's leadership, and how nearly the Indians came to winning the war for the British, is now told for the first time in this dramatic and colourful novel. The battle strategy which Brant devised would, if followed by t he Bri ti sh , h ave wo n t he war for them. 170 years later it has formed the basis of British commando tactics. It is also the story of Joseph's love for Catherine Crogan, the beautiful half-breed Indian whose brilliant spying for the British won this tr ibu te f rom Colo nel Butler: 'How else could two hundred Rangers and a handful of Indians have lived off the enemy and kept a frontier in flames for four years?'." Previous owner's name/date on verso of frontispiece, slight waviness at t o p edg e of pre limin arie s and fir st four pages, tiny stain on top of textblock, tiny foxing mark on fore-edge of textblock, very small area of shelf soiling on bottom of textblock, light browning on edges of textblock, light wrinkling at top/ bo ttom o f spi ne, s light fadin g and wear at board edges, slight fading on spine near bottom. Dust jacket has very small chips and tears at top/bottom of spine/flap-folds, light edge wear - moderate at top/bottom of spine, slight darkening to sp ine . Very Good- /Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE JAPANESE ART OF WAR:  UNDERSTANDING THE CULTURE OF STRATEGY., Cleary, Thomas.
16 Cleary, Thomas. THE JAPANESE ART OF WAR: UNDERSTANDING THE CULTURE OF STRATEGY.
Shambhala, Boston, 1991, Ist edition. 
126 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Military rule and the martial tradition of the samurai have dominated Japanese culture for centuries, virtually to the present day. According to Thomas Cleary - translator of more than twenty-five classics of Asian philosophy - the Japanese people have been so steeped in the way of the warrior that some of the manners and mentality of this outlook remain embedded in their individual and collective consciousness..." Contents: Introduction; A Martial History of Japan; Zen in Japanese History; Bushido and Martial Arts; The Way of the Zen Warrior; Schemes of the Samurai; The Thirty-Six Strategies; Bushido and Christianity; A Zen Razor; Summary. Small remainder mark on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has areas of light edge wrinkling, light to moderate edge wear at top/bottom of spine/flap-folds, small area of light creases on front hinge, light rubbing wih slight color loss on rear panel, two tiny edge tears. VG/G + 
Price: 12.95 USD
 
 
17 Clinton, William J. NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1994-1995. ENGAGEMENT AND ENLARGEMENT.
Washington Brassey's 1995 0028810503 / 9780028810508 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
118 pp, 16mo (6 1/2" H). "With the end of the Cold War, no longer threatened by communist expansion, America is confronting new and diverse dangers. Ethnic conflict, rogue states, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, environmental degradation and rapid population growth are among the problems that can destabilize numerous regions of the world vitally important to the United States. At the same time, opportunities have arisen for America's unparalleled military strength, vibrant economy, dynamic people and democratic traditions to make the country safer and more prosperous. In this official White House publication, the Clinton administration spells out its national security strategy for a new era ." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light rubbing. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
18 Coffey, Thomas M. DECISION OVER SCHWEINFURT: THE U.S. 8th AIR FORCE BATTLE FOR DAYLIGHT BOMBING.
David McKay, New York, 1977, book club edition. 
341 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, map. "(D)escribes moment by moment (the) August 17, 1943 raid as well as the second Schweinfurt mission, October 14, 1943 - the two most savage battles in the history of air warf are. It also describes day by day the lives and deaths of the men on both sides who faced each other not only in these but in other epic battles. Yet (this) is more than the story of the two famous Schweinfurt missions: it is also the story o f t h e development of the U.S. 8th Air Force in England, and the most crucial combat tests of the American daylight precision bombing strategy. Citing hundreds of previously unpublished documents, the book reveals for the first time the full s tr ug g le t o establish this daring American strategy against the conviction of many authoritative people that it would not work. These people included British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, all his air experts, and many generals and admiral s in the U .S. Ar my and Navy....American and British strategists were arguing this issue when, in February, 1942, Brig, Gen. Ira C. Eaker and his staff arrived in England to create the 8th Bomber Command. When Eaker launched the first great Sch we inf urt mis sion eig hte en months later, the matter was still undecided. Could the B-17s battle their way through the waves of Luftwaffe fighters and destroy the Schweinfurt factories? Or would the bombers be turned back, exposing the America n A ir F orce s st rateg y as a di smal failure? This was the issue that produced the crucial decision over Schweinfurt." Slight bump at corners of boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump at top edge of rear board and very small bump at t op ed ge of fron t boar d. D ust j acket has wrinkling and light wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor edge wear, slight browning to spine and flap-folds. Good+/Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
MAPLE LEAF ROUTE:  FALAISE., Copp, Terry and Vogel, Robert.
19 Copp, Terry and Vogel, Robert. MAPLE LEAF ROUTE: FALAISE.
(Maple Leaf Route, Alma, Ontario, 1983). 
143 pp, oblong large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0919907024 Profusely illus. with b&w maps, photos, drawings and plans. The second volume in a series on the Canadian campaign in Northwest Europe 1944-45. "...contains the stor y of Allied and German strategy in the last month of the Normandy Campaign as well as a detailed account of the battles fought by the Canadians along the road to Falaise. The text is complemented by contemporary photographs, War Art, a new s e r i e s o f maps oriented to illustrate the thrust of the Allied assault, and facsimiles of War Diaries from many Canadian regiments." Waviness to top/bottom edges of textblock - no evidence of dampness, minor edge wear, soft crease down front f re e en dp ap e r. Dust jacket has fading to spine/front hinge color, slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light browning to inside edges. Very good/Very Good- 
Price: 47.50 USD
 
 
20 Crandall, Peter. WIN AT BACKGAMMON.
Toronto Coles 1977 Soft Cover Very Good 
104 pp, 7" H. B&w diagrams. Contents: History of Backgammon; Equipment; Description of the Game; Doubles; Chouette; Scoring; Initial Plays; Forward and Backward Games; Rules of the Game; Russian Backgammon; French Backgammon; Acey Deucey. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edgewear, light rubbing, tiny sticker pull at top of front cover, very small corner creases - migrates into pages, spine flat with one faint crease. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
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