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WINGED WARFARE.  (AIR COMBAT CLASSIC SERIES.), Bishop, William A., Lt. Col.  Edited, and with introduction by Stanley M. Ulanoff.
1 Bishop, William A., Lt. Col. Edited, and with introduction by Stanley M. Ulanoff. WINGED WARFARE. (AIR COMBAT CLASSIC SERIES.)
Arco, New York, 1981. Air Combat Classics reprint. 
281 pp, 8vo (8 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0668051620 B&w photographs, three-view diagrams. "Credited with seventy-two victories, Canadian ace Billy Bishop ranked fourth among Allied and German aces of World War I. Long out of prin t, this aviation classic has been expanded with new photographs and updated by supplementary material on First World War planes and pilots....(Bishop, who received every British decoration of valor, including the Victoria Cross) was also a sk i l l f u l writer and 'Winged Warfare' vividly recreates those early days - both comic and tragic - when the deadly 'airborne jalopy' was getting its trial run. He describes the dank, slimy and boggy mud that soured him on land combat. And the w ri ti ng c ra ck l es when (he) relives flying his Nieuport Scout, armed with a single Lewis gun. It was in this tiny plane that he dodged the 'Archies' (German anti-aircraft batteries and outfought and outmaneuvered the scarlet-winged Fokkers flo wn by Bar on von Ri ch thofen's formidable squadron. Here, too, are the joys and terrors of daily dogfights, a life of extraordinary contrasts. Complete with a chronology of World War I, Bishop's confirmed victories, airplanes flown by Bishop in Wor ld War I, list s by co untry of Allied and enemy aces, and aircraft specifications and data." Minor browning to fore-edge and top of text block, minor corner wear. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-fold s, a fe w ti ny edge tears , 2" soft crease on rear panel, very light browning. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
FOR VALOUR:  THE AIR VCs., Bowyer, Chaz.
2 Bowyer, Chaz. FOR VALOUR: THE AIR VCs.
London Grub Street 1992 0948817577 / 9780948817571 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
548 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. Of the 1,350 Victoria Crosses awarded since 1856, only 51 have been conferred on airmen. "Here, for the first time, are the complete and accurate biographies of each of those 51 men. Though primarily regarded as a British honour, of those 51 airmen, 16 were not British-born; coming from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Eire willingly to pledge their lives in Britain's cause during the two major world wars of this century. Resulting from several decades of private research on an international scale, and profusely illustrated, this book has undoubtedly become the standard reference work on the subject of air VCs. It also provides a lasting record of their lives and astonishing courage - a permanent tribute to every airman ever awarded a Victoria Cross." Very minor wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light rubbing. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
FOR VALOUR:  THE AIR VCs., Bowyer, Chaz.
3 Bowyer, Chaz. FOR VALOUR: THE AIR VCs.
London Grub Street 1992 0948817577 / 9780948817571 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
548 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. Of the 1,350 Victoria Crosses awarded since 1856, only 51 have been conferred on airmen. "Here, for the first time, are the complete and accurate biographies of each of those 51 men. Though primarily regarded as a British honour, of those 51 airmen, 16 were not British-born; coming from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Eire willingly to pledge their lives in Britain's cause during the two major world wars of this century. Resulting from several decades of private research on an international scale, and profusely illustrated, this book has undoubtedly become the standard reference work on the subject of air VCs. It also provides a lasting record of their lives and astonishing courage - a permanent tribute to every airman ever awarded a Victoria Cross." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor wrinkling at top of spine and front flap-fold. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
4 Braun, Saul. SEVEN HEROES: MEDAL OF HONOR STORIES OF THE WAR IN THE PACIFIC.
G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, (1955), 2nd impression. 
224 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos. "Sergeant Mitchell Paige, United States Marine Corps, won his medal of Honor for bravery exhibited at Guadalcanal. Lieutenant Arthur Murray Preston, skipper of one of the torpedo boat squadrons in the Pacific, rescued a downed pilot in Wasile Bay in a mission that was called suicide from its onset. Here are seven men of the Navy and the Marine Corps who showed 'courage above and beyond the call of duty' and were rewarded with our nation's highest wartime citation. The author bring to the reader the excitement and action of the events that led to each man's Medal, portraying the valor, and sometimes the tragedy of the moment." The other recipients included in this book ar e : C a p t . Henry Elrod, Lieutenant Commander Bruce McCandless, Lieutenant Robert Hanson, Lieutenant Commander Eugene Fluckey, Chaplain Joseph Timothy O'Callahan. 2" oval ink smudge from printing process on pages 122/123 - text still legible, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate edge wrinkling/wear, a few tiny chips, light rubbing and soiling, two small closed tears, light foxing on flap-folds and flap edges. VG-/G 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
5 Cortesi, Lawrence. VALOR IN THE BULGE.
Zebra, (New York, 1986), Ist Zebra printing. 
270 pp, paperback. "For five days Hitler's luck and the weather held as the Germans, catching the Allied High Command by surprise, overran American lines and advanced inexorably forward. But stubborn and courageous resistance by scattered U.S. uni ts and the heroic defense of Bastogne by the 101st Airborne in some of the fiercest fighting of the war would seal the fate of the Nazi juggernaut..." B&w photos and maps. Interior - pages browning lightly, otherwise clean and tight wit h n o p r e v i o us ownership marks. Exterior - light/moderate edgewear, soft crease to top corner of back cover, spine flat and uncreased. VG- 
Price: 8.00 USD
 
 
6 Melville, Douglas A. Project consultant: Don Revell. CANADIANS AND THE VICTORIA CROSS.
St. Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1987 0920277055 / 9780920277058 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Jacket - (as issued) Peter Brown, maps. 
93 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), glazed pictorial boards. B&w photographs, maps. Written for the younger reader, this book gives the background of the Victoria Cross, the wars in which it has been presented and a brief history of the Canadians who have been awarded this prestigious medal. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - bright and clean with very light rubbing. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
CANADIANS AND THE VICTORIA CROSS., Melville, Douglas A.  Project consultant: Don Revell.
7 Melville, Douglas A. Project consultant: Don Revell. CANADIANS AND THE VICTORIA CROSS.
St. Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1987 0920277055 / 9780920277058 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket - (as issued) Peter Brown, maps. 
93 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), glazed pictorial boards. B&w photographs, maps. Written for the younger reader, this book gives the background of the Victoria Cross, the wars in which it has been presented and a brief history of the Canadians who have been awarded this prestigious medal. Light cigarette odor, slight toning to edges and to edges of text block. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A MORE UNBENDING BATTLE:  THE HARLEM HELLFIGHTERS' STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM IN WWI AND EQUALITY AT HOME., Nelson, Peter N.
8 Nelson, Peter N. A MORE UNBENDING BATTLE: THE HARLEM HELLFIGHTERS' STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM IN WWI AND EQUALITY AT HOME.
New York BasicCivitas 2009 0465003176 / 9780465003174 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
291 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). "The 369th Infantry Regiment was the first African American regiment mustered to fight in World War I. In a war where the vast majority of black soldiers served in the Service of Supply, unloading ships and building roads and railroads, the men of the 369th trained and fought side by side with the French at the front (America's segregation policy prohibited them from serving together with white American soldiers) and ultimately spent more days in the trenches than any other American unit. They went to war in defense of a country afflicted by segregation, Jim Crow laws, lynchings, and racial violence, but a country they believed in all the same. Despite extraordinary odds, the 369th became one of the most successful - and feared - regiments of the war. The Harlem Hellfighters, as their enemies named them, showed extraordinary valor on the battlefield, with many soldiers winning the Croix de Guerre and the Legion of Honor, and were the first Allied unit to reach the Rhine River. A riveting depiction of both social triumph and battlefield heroism." Tiny bump at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
REPORT FROM #24., Sonsteby, Gunnar.  Prepared from a translation from the Norwegian by Maurice Michael.
9 Sonsteby, Gunnar. Prepared from a translation from the Norwegian by Maurice Michael. REPORT FROM #24.
Barricade, New Jersey, 1999. 
192 pp, 8vo (8" H), soft cover. ISBN 156980141X B&w photographs. "When Hitler's brutal invasion shattered Norway's peace of one hundred years, Gunnar Sonsteby wanted to fight the Germans but he wasn't sure he could go: he was afraid his employer w ould not give him time off from work. This timid youth was destined to become the legendary 'No.24', whose exploits earned the highest honors his government could bestow when it was restored after World War II. (This) is Sonsteby's own acc o u n t o f his underground activities during the long years of Nazi occupations. He became a master saboteur and raider, the leader of the Oslo Gang, and chief of operations in the Norwegian Resistance Movement. This is a record of organization al s ag ac i ty a n d incredible valor - the chronicle of a man who faced torture and death every day of his life in the bitter years of Hitler's rule. Yet so modest and matter-of-fact is Sonsteby's narrative that it stuns the reader when he real ize s t hat he i s r ead in g a true story and not a James Bond adventure." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - one light crease down spine. Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
10 Thurber, James. Illustrated by Marc Simont. THE WONDERFUL O.
Simon and Schuster, New York, 1957, first edition. 
73 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Illustrated in black, blue & white. When pirates land on the island of Ooroo, the gentle inhabitants are unable to satisfy their greed for jewels and are punished by having the letter 'O' removed from their lives - until they decide to stand up for 'hope', 'love', 'valor'....and 'freedom'. Very light browning to edges of textblock, minor edge wear, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny scuff on rear board. Dust jacket is clippe d on rear flap - original price is still on front flap, moderate browning on spine and flapfolds - light browning elsewhere, light edge wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
COMBAT SURGEON:  UP FRONT WITH THE 27TH MARINES., Vedder, James S.
11 Vedder, James S. COMBAT SURGEON: UP FRONT WITH THE 27TH MARINES.
Presidio, (Novato, CA, 1984). 
225 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1568658869 B&w photos. "The 5th Marine Division arrived at Iwo Jima on 22 transports. They departed a month later not quite filling eight. This book is the story of those 33 days on Iwo Jima as seen through the eyes of the chief medical officer for the 3rd Battalion, 27th Marines. It is a story of valor throughout, but it is a human story as well, including instances of lost nerve, duty shirking, and tactical errors. Dr. Vedder, who earned th e Silver Star for his courageous actions while accompanying his litter-bearers to and from the front lines under fire, delivers a unique account from the vantage points of surgeon, leader, and semi-objective observer." Very minor wrinkle at b o t t o m of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of rear flap and fold. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 25.00 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.
12 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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