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SWAMP SAILORS:  RIVERINE WARFARE IN THE EVERGLADES 1835-1842., Buker, George E.
1 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
 
 
THE US ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE: A CENTENNIAL HISTORY., Dastrup, Boyd L.
2 Dastrup, Boyd L. THE US ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE: A CENTENNIAL HISTORY.
J.H. Johnston III / Sunflower University Press, Leavenworth / Manhattan, Kansas, 1982. 
157 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0897450337 Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: Commander in Chief's Congratulations (President Ronald Reagan); Foreword (Lieutenant General William R. Richardson ); Introduction; The Beginnings; Reviving Leavenworth's Sagging Image; An Era of Reform; Growing Up in the Twenties and Thirties; War and Change; Leavenworth and the Cold War: 1945-1960; Vietnam and After; Epilogue; Bibliography; Appendixe s ; I n d e x . Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has one tiny tear (archivally taped), very light edge wrinkling, light wrinkling/waviness to spine and on panels, faint partial cup ring and a small area of very li gh t s oi li ng o n fr o nt panel, minor soiling on rear flap-fold. VG+/VG 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
3 Davis, Burke. MARINE! THE LIFE OF LT. GEN. LEWIS B. (CHESTY) PULLER, USMC (Ret.).
Boston Bantam 1977 7th Printing Mass Market Paperback Very Good - 
369 pp. "Chesty Puller, the roughest, toughest Marine of them all, had one simple, brutal rule: 'Kill or be killed!'. The greatest fighting man ever to pull on Marine boots enlisted in the Corps in 1918. He loved to fight, fought over a hundred combats in the Banana Wars, commanded the Horse Marines in Peking in the '30s, battled his way from island to bloody island in the Pacific in World War II, and bulled his way through the savage Korean War. Finally, as the most praised and cursed and controversial figure in the Marines, he was forced to retire at age 57." "The only Marine in history to win five Navy Crosses." Interior - light browning to pages and inside of covers, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light browning, very light edge wear/wrinkling, small soft corner creases. 
Price: 9.95 USD
 
 
4 Davis, Kenneth S. DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER: SOLDIER OF DEMOCRACY.
New York Konecky & Konecky 156852059X / 9781568520599 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
566 pp, 9 1/2" H. Undated reprint of the 1945 edition, c1999. A volume in the "Leaders of Our Time" series. "On June 6, 1944, a decisive day in the history of the Western World, the radio had been blaring reports of the progress of American troops on the Normandy beachhead since long before dawn. The man whose portrait is examined in this book had reached the supreme moment of his career. This work is a first hand account of Dwight D. Eisenhower from his early years in Texas through his military service in World War II. It documents his training at West Point, his tour of duty in WWI and then his meteoric rise as war leader and stateman in World War II. Extensive interviews that the author conducted with Eisenhower in London in the days leading up to the Normandy invasion shed new light on the strategic thinking that lay behind the momentous plans that were then being formulated. They also provide an intimate look at Eisenhower the man and the deeply held sense of values that would see him through the war and then later inform his tenure as president of the United States." Minor browning at top edge of spine, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very small dent on front hinge. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
SAGA OF THE AMERICAN FLAG: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY., DeBarr, Candice M. and Bonkowske, Jack A.  Flag illustrations by Barbara Schiefer. Scenic illustrations by Antonio Castro.
5 DeBarr, Candice M. and Bonkowske, Jack A. Flag illustrations by Barbara Schiefer. Scenic illustrations by Antonio Castro. SAGA OF THE AMERICAN FLAG: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY.
Tucsan Harbinger 1990 0943173655 / 9780943173658 Soft Cover Very Good 
84 pp, 10 3/4" H. Color illustrations. Contents: Introduction; The History of Flags; Early American Flags; The Stars and Stripes; Legends Surrounding the First Official Flags; The Star-Spangled Banner; Pre-Civil War Fl ags; Civil War to Present; Honoring the Stars and Stripes; Constitutional Right or Disrespect?; Historical Dates Pertaining to the Flag and Its Country; Admittance of States into the Union by Date and Flag Design; Flag Codes and Rules; Glossary; Suggested Reading; Index. Interior - previous owner's place, date and signature on first page; very tiny crease at top corner of pages 1 to 25; otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor soft crease at three corners, a few tiny dints on covers, minor rubbing - line indentation on rear cover. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
CURSE NOT HIS CURLS., Ege, Robert J.  Introduction by Lawrence A. Frost.  Illustrations by Lorence Bjorklund.
6 Ege, Robert J. Introduction by Lawrence A. Frost. Illustrations by Lorence Bjorklund. CURSE NOT HIS CURLS.
Old Army Press, (Fort Collins, Colorado, 1974). 
152 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Here is told the complete story of Custer's desperate 'Last Stand' at the Little Big Horn, in words, photos, maps, and the incomparable art of Lorence Bjorklund." Previous owners small stamp on f ront endpapers, a few tiny foxing marks and a tiny ink speck on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few small closed tears - one archivally taped, light rubbing a few tiny scuffs. VG+/VG 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
BANNERS IN THE AIR:  THE EIGHTH OHIO VOLUNTEERS AND THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR., Hard, Curtis V.  Edited by Robert H. Ferrell.
7 Hard, Curtis V. Edited by Robert H. Ferrell. BANNERS IN THE AIR: THE EIGHTH OHIO VOLUNTEERS AND THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR.
The Kent State University Press, Kent, Ohio, (1988). 
147 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos. "Here, in short compass, is a lively, highly personal, and compelling account of what the war was like to the soldiers....Hard's group (Hard was the colonel of the Eight Ohio Volunteer) was the only Ohio regiment to go to Cuba. The men saw no combat action because they arrived only a few days before the armistice of Santiago, but the value of Hard's account lies elsewhere - in the story he tells of the men in his regiment. He recounts the mechanics of mobilization, camp life, the pace and problems of campaigning, and the traditional enemy of soldierly life before this century - illness. Seventy-two of the 1,325 men in the regiment died from malaria or other illness in Cuba or aboard ship or at Montauk or in hospitals in the United States or at home. Hard's narrative is enhanced by over thirty photographs - many taken by and preserved in the personal album of Chief Musician William R. Palmer, bandmaster of the E ighth... " Small bump to top corner of boards, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. VG/VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
OLD FORTS OF THE SOUTHWEST., Hart, Herbert M.  Drawings by Paul J. Hartle.
8 Hart, Herbert M. Drawings by Paul J. Hartle. OLD FORTS OF THE SOUTHWEST.
Bonanza, New York, (1964). 
192 pp, small 4to (0ver 10 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs, maps, drawings, plans. A look at the history of forts located in Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas and A rkansas, between 1850 and 1890. Very light edge wear to boards, light wrinkle at top of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, light browning along top edge, light rubbing. VG/VG 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
NATIONAL SERVICE LIBRARY.  5 VOLUME SET.  ONE: UNIVERSAL MILITARY TRAINING.  TWO: MILITARY STRENGTH AND RESOURCES OF THE UNITED STATES.  THREE: PRINCIPLES OF MILITARY TRAINING.  FOUR: RUDIMENTS OF DRILL MOBILE ARMY TROOPS.  FIVE: WARFARE OF THE FUTURE., Kilbourne, Charles E., Major, Editor-in-chief.  Major General Leonard Wood, Lieut. Col. Dwight E. Aultman, Major Frank R. McCoy, Captain William T. Carpenter, Lieut. Col. Henry Jervey.
9 Kilbourne, Charles E., Major, Editor-in-chief. Major General Leonard Wood, Lieut. Col. Dwight E. Aultman, Major Frank R. McCoy, Captain William T. Carpenter, Lieut. Col. Henry Jervey. NATIONAL SERVICE LIBRARY. 5 VOLUME SET. ONE: UNIVERSAL MILITARY TRAINING. TWO: MILITARY STRENGTH AND RESOURCES OF THE UNITED STATES. THREE: PRINCIPLES OF MILITARY TRAINING. FOUR: RUDIMENTS OF DRILL MOBILE ARMY TROOPS. FIVE: WARFARE OF THE FUTURE.
P.F. Collier & Son 1917 Hard Cover Good- 
382 pp, 384 pp, 381 pp, 512 pp, 384 pp, 6 3/4" H. Bound in khaki cloth with maroon leather title labels on spine, gold lettering. Each volume has color pictorial endpapers and a color frontispiece - volumes 4 & 5 contain b&w drawings. Volume One Contents: Preparedness; A Glance at Our Military History; Arbitration and Avoidance of War - Some Effects of War; Time Necessary to Train Men; Duties of Parents; Boy Scouts; Volunteers and Militia; Universal Military Service; Changes in Organization Resulting From the Present War; Special Training and Additional Training; General Staff Corps; The System of Military Education in the United States; Standardization and Coordination of Instruction and Training; The Plattsburg Idea - United States Military Training Camp; Service Schools and Educational Institutions Giving Military Training in The United States Army; American Armies; Asiatic Armies; European Armies; Appendixes. Volume Two Contents: Introduction; Geographical Situation; Resources of the United States; The Regular Army; Reserves; The National Guard; The Militia System; A Proper Organization; Organization of Resources; Mobilization; Bibliography; Appendixes. Volume Three Contents: Introduction; Rules Governing Discipline; Care of Health in Garrison and Field; The Rifle; March Discipline; Clothing; Guard Duty; Patrolling; Camp Expedients; The Newly Commissioned Officer; Routine Duties of Officers; The Development of a Military Policy; Suggestions for Tactical Training; Special Training; A System of Intensive Training; Appendixes. Volume Four Contents: General Definitions; Duties, Responsibilities, and Training of Officers and Noncommissioned Officers; School of the Soldier; Infantry; Cavalry; Field Artillery; Engineer Troops and Military Field Engineering; Signal Corps and Signaling; List of Books and Periodicals; Appendix. Volume Five Contents: Introduction; Preparations for War; Organization for War; Invasion from Oversea; Invasion by the Frontier; Information in Time of War; Security; Offensive in Maneuver Campaign; The Offensive in Trench Warfare; The Defensive; Marches and Convoys; Shelter in War; Administration in War; The Service of the Theater of Operations; Zone of the Line of Communcations; Orders; Appendixes. All volumes have slight variations in the color of the cloth on boards, heavy browning to edges of text block and to spine, several small light stains and light soiling, small soft bumps to most corners - vol. III has large bump to rear bottom corner, light wear to corners, some cracking of spines - pages holding firmly, some tiny and small pieces missing from spine labels; vol. I has two page leaves with large corner crease, vol. IV has small crease at top corner of pages 413 to 428, 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
AMERICAN GUN:  A HISTORY OF THE U.S. IN TEN FIREARMS., Kyle, Chris.  With William Doyle.  Editorial contributions by Jim Defelice.  Foreword and afterword by Taya Kyle.
10 Kyle, Chris. With William Doyle. Editorial contributions by Jim Defelice. Foreword and afterword by Taya Kyle. AMERICAN GUN: A HISTORY OF THE U.S. IN TEN FIREARMS.
New York William Morrow 2013 0062242717 / 9780062242716 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
302 pp, 9 1/4" H. Pictorial endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Drawing on his unmatched firearms knowledge and combat experience, Kyle carefully chose ten guns to help tell (American history): the American long rifle, Spencer repeater, Colt. 45 revolver, Winchester rifle, Springfield 1903 rifle, Thompson submachine gun, 1911 pistol, M1 Garand, .38 Special police revolver, and the M16 rifle platform Kyle himself used as a SEAL. Through them, he revisits thrilling turning points in American history, including the single sniper shot that turned the tide of the Revolutionary War, the firearms designs that proved decisive at Gettsyburg, the 'gun that won the West', and the weapons that gave U.S. soldiers an edge in the world wars and beyond. This is also the story of how firearms innovation, creativity, and industrial genius has constantly pushed American history - and power - forward." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
11 Laffin, John. AMERICANS IN BATTLE.
J.M. Dent, London, (1973), 1st edition. 
213 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0460039849 B&w plates. "This study of the American fighting man, of all ranks and in all services ranges from the War of Independence to Vietnam to Pinkville. Part One provides graphic acco unts of all the major and many of the minor conflicts in American history, with close-ups of the man in the line of battle - from the victory over the British at New Orleans in 1814, the American Civil War, the gruelling battles with the I n d i a n s , t o World War I and World War II. Part Two studies the psychology of the American fighting man and points out the strange contrasts and contradictions in his mental and emotional make-up...Finally, the system that produces the Ameri ca n so ld ie r to d ay i s closely examined - his role as the instrument of the 'Great Defender' all over the world, the scientific revolution and the attitudes of the commanding generals." Minor soiling to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has mo der at e e dge we ar , a f ew tin y tears, one 1/2" tear with crease, moderate rubbing on rear panel - light elsewhere, light edge wrinkling. VG+/G+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
LOOK AT THE ARMY., Lord, Beman.
12 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
 
 
13 Mackenzie, Ross. BRIEF POINTS: AN ALMANAC FOR PARENTS AND FRIENDS OF U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY MIDSHIPMEN. SECOND EDITION.
Naval Institute Prerss, Annapolis, Maryland, 1996, second edition. 
210 pp, 8vo (8 3/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 1557505845 B&w photographs. "Provides a wealth of information about the Academy, with useful references to the Navy and Annapolis; Helps families and friends share in the midshipman experience; Answers qu estions most frequently asked by newcomers and outsiders; Includes a glossary of Academy acronyms, terms, and slang." Interior - small area of waviness due to dampness at top corner of approx. page 170 to end of book, otherwise clean and t i g h t w i t h no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear/curl at bottom corner of covers, very light rubbing, a few tiny sticker removal marks on front cover, minor soiling to edges of textblock. Very Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
14 Melson, Charles D. Series Editor: Lee Johnson. US MARINE RIFLEMAN IN VIETNAM 1965-73. OSPREY MILITARY WARRIOR SERIES: 23.
London Osprey 1998 185532542X / 9781855325425 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ Ramiro Bujeiro. 
64 pp, 9 3/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, diagrams, maps, reproductions. 12 pages of colour artwork (uniform and weapons studies, etc.). Contents: Introduction; Chronology; Enlistment; Training; Everyday Life in Vietnam; Organisation for Combat; Campaign Life in Vietnam; Uniforms, Equipment, Weapons; Supply and Resupply; Medevac; In Battle; Groups and Organisations; Museums and Collections; Glossary; Bibliography; The Plates. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor small crease at bottom edge of rear cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SPURS TO GLORY:  THE STORY OF THE UNITED STATES CAVALRY., Merrill, James M.
15 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
 
 
LITTLE BIG HORN 1876:  CUSTER'S LAST STAND.  OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES 39., Panzeri, Peter F.  Consultant editor, David G. Chandler.
16 Panzeri, Peter F. Consultant editor, David G. Chandler. LITTLE BIG HORN 1876: CUSTER'S LAST STAND. OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES 39.
(Osprey, Oxford, 1998), reprint. 
96 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photos, reproductions, maps, battle plans, uniform studies. "The death of George Armstrong Custer, and over half of his now immortal 7th Cavalry Regiment in the valley of the Little Big Horn on 25 June 1876, has become the most celebrated battle of the Indian wars. It was the greatest, and the last, victory of the American Indians over the United States military. The largest concentration of warriors the North American continent had ever seen united under the spiritual leadership of Sitting Bull, and on a hillside in southern Montana Custer's Luck finally ran out." "The Osprey Campaign Series presents concise, authoritative account s of the great conflicts of history. Each volume begins with an assessment of each commander'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 the campaign. Each volume concludes with a brief guide to the battlefield today, and detailed notes for wargamers." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor soiling on bottom of textblock, otherwise clean and bright, flat uncreased spine. NF 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MILITARY FORCE AND AMERICAN SOCIETY., Russett, Bruce M. and Stepan, Alfred, eds.  (Major James S. Dickey, Clarence L. Abercrombie III, Major Raoul H. Alcala, Jong Ryool Lee, Wayne Moyer, Douglas H.Rosenberg.
17 Russett, Bruce M. and Stepan, Alfred, eds. (Major James S. Dickey, Clarence L. Abercrombie III, Major Raoul H. Alcala, Jong Ryool Lee, Wayne Moyer, Douglas H.Rosenberg. MILITARY FORCE AND AMERICAN SOCIETY.
Harper & Row, New York, (1973). 
371 pp, 8vo (8" H), soft cover. Contents: Introduction - The Military in America: New Parameters, New Problems, New Approaches; Part 1. Politicization of the Military - A Personal Statement; The New Military Professionalism; Part 2. Militarization of the Polity - Changing National Priorities of the United States; House Voting on Defense: An Ideological Explanation; Arms and the American Way: The Ideological Dimension of Military Growth - The New Politics of National Security: A Selected and A nnotated Research Bibliography. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light rubbing, one small corner crease, soft crease on front cover, tiny tear at fore-edge of front cover, minor edge wear, light soi l i n g t o e d ges of textblock, remainder mark on top/bottom of textblock, flat uncreased spine. G+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
MAKING PEACE WITH COCHISE:  THE 1872 JOURNAL OF CAPTAIN JOSEPH ALTON SLADEN., Sladen, Joseph Alton, Captain.  Edited by Edwin R. Sweeney.  Foreword by Frank J. Slanden, Jr.
18 Sladen, Joseph Alton, Captain. Edited by Edwin R. Sweeney. Foreword by Frank J. Slanden, Jr. MAKING PEACE WITH COCHISE: THE 1872 JOURNAL OF CAPTAIN JOSEPH ALTON SLADEN.
Norman University of Oklahoma Press 1997 0806129735 / 9780806129730 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
179 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs, map. "Cochise was a name that struck terror into hearts across the Southwest. Yet in the autumn of 1872, Brigadier General Oliver Otis Howard and his aide-de-camp, Lieutenant Joseph Alton Sladen, entered Arizona's rocky Dragoon Mountains in search of the elusive Chirichua Apache chief. Accompanied only by a guide and two Apache scouts, they sought to convince Cochise that the bloody fighting between his people and the Americans must stop. After twelve years of war, Cochise had already reached that conclusion, but he had found no American official he could trust. Known as the 'Christian general' during the Civil War, General Howard was a man of courage, honesty, and compassion. When he went bravely to visit Cochise, who later recalled that 'to do so might have caused his death', he won the Indian's sincere respect. Howard's devoted aide, Joseph Sladen, maintained a journal during their two-month quest from Fort Tularosa, New Mexico, to Cochise's stronghold. During the time he spent with Cochise and his Chokonen band, Sladen had the opportunity to observe the chief among his people. A student of medicine and human nature, Sladen found much ot admire in Apache culture. His anecdotes about Cochise offer a perspective on the man that no other account provides." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, one small light corner bump. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, two 2" light line indentations on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
DON'T SETTLE FOR SECOND: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF CORNELIUS C. SMITH., Smith, Cornelius C., Jr.  Foreword by Sen. Barry Goldwater.
19 Smith, Cornelius C., Jr. Foreword by Sen. Barry Goldwater. DON'T SETTLE FOR SECOND: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF CORNELIUS C. SMITH.
Presidio, San Rafael, California, 1977. 
229 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0891410074 B&w photographs, drawings (by the author). "Cornelius Cole Smith was above all else a professional soldier. His army career spanned thirty turbulent years, April 9, 1890 to April 9, 1920. He witnessed the transformation of the United States from a second-class military power prior to the Spanish-American War to the most powerful nation on earth after World War I. He participated in the final Indian campaigns, t h e b r utal conquest of the Moros on the Philippine Islands and the birth pangs of the American Labor Movement. This varied career took 'Corney' Smith from the sun-baked deserts of Arizona to the bone-chilling plains of the Dakotas, from the tr op ic al ju ng les of Mindano to the beautiful parks of the Sierra Nevada, and from fever-ridden camps in Tampa to a diplomatic post in Bogota. Regardless of the surroundings, he brought the same diligence and professionalism to each assignment. (Th is) so l die r's writings of his life and times provide the basis for a forthright glimpse into another era. His voluminous diaries and reminiscences amount to a second career which added lustre to the first. Corney's perceptive and continui ng o bser vati on s re veal the excitement, color, pathos and suffering that surrounded him." Very minor edge wear. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has minor edge wear, one tiny tear archivally taped, fading to spine color, minor rubbing. Ve ry Go od+/G ood+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
US NAVAL AIRPOWER:  SUPERCARRIER IN ACTION., Sweetman, Bill.
20 Sweetman, Bill. US NAVAL AIRPOWER: SUPERCARRIER IN ACTION.
Osceola, WI Motorbooks International 1987 0879382465 / 9780879382469 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Neil Leifer, photography. 
128 pp, square (9 1/4" H x 9 1/4" D). Profusely illustrated with color photographs. "The aircraft carrier is many things apart from a ship. It is a floating airbase, a symbol of power and a seagoing home to more than 5,000 men. In fact, the crew complement of a carrier is three times that of the biggest battle-ship of the 1940s. Every member of the crew, from the captain to the commander of the air wing to the first-cruise enlisted man, is trained in and works in the culture of naval aviation, a culture that addresses the demands of survival in the world's two most unforgiving professions: seamanship and aviation. Watching some of the inhabitants of this small city gives some idea of the challenges they routinely face in their day-to-day work. (This) is an outsider's look inside. Renowned 'Time' photographer Neil Leifer went onboard USS Carl Vinson, America's largest nuclear-powered carrier to photograph 'a day in the life of' feature. This is what he saw. Aviation specialist Bill Sweetman saw these superb, graphic photographs and captioned them with near classified detail. So that every enthusiast, avid or simply passing, could draw interest and knowledge from within." Bump to top of spine, light edge wear. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling/creasing - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one small edge tear archivally taped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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MAKING PEACE WITH COCHISE:  THE 1872 JOURNAL OF CAPTAIN JOSEPH ALTON SLADEN., Sladen, Joseph Alton, Captain.  Edited by Edwin R. Sweeney.  Foreword by Frank J. Slanden, Jr.
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NATIONAL SERVICE LIBRARY.  5 VOLUME SET.  ONE: UNIVERSAL MILITARY TRAINING.  TWO: MILITARY STRENGTH AND RESOURCES OF THE UNITED STATES.  THREE: PRINCIPLES OF MILITARY TRAINING.  FOUR: RUDIMENTS OF DRILL MOBILE ARMY TROOPS.  FIVE: WARFARE OF THE FUTURE., Kilbourne, Charles E., Major, Editor-in-chief.  Major General Leonard Wood, Lieut. Col. Dwight E. Aultman, Major Frank R. McCoy, Captain William T. Carpenter, Lieut. Col. Henry Jervey.
NATIONAL SERVICE LIBRARY. 5 VOLUME SET. ONE: UNIVERSAL MILITARY TRAINING. TWO: MILITARY STRENGTH AND RESOURCES OF THE UNITED STATES. THREE: PRINCIPLES OF MILITARY TRAINING. FOUR: RUDIMENTS OF DRILL MOBILE ARMY TROOPS. FIVE: WARFARE OF THE FUTURE.
Kilbourne, Charles E., Major, Editor-in-chief. Major General Leonard Wood, Lieut. Col. Dwight E. Aultman, Major Frank R. McCoy, Captain William T. Carpenter, Lieut. Col. Henry Jervey.
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THE MIRROR OF THE PAST.  2 VOLUME SET.  CONTAINS:  A DISTANT MIRROR:  THE CALAMITOUS FOURTEENTH CENTURY & THE MARCH OF FOLLY:  FROM TROY TO VIETNAM., Tuchman, Barbara W.
THE MIRROR OF THE PAST. 2 VOLUME SET. CONTAINS: A DISTANT MIRROR: THE CALAMITOUS FOURTEENTH CENTURY & THE MARCH OF FOLLY: FROM TROY TO VIETNAM.
Tuchman, Barbara W.
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AMERICAN GUN:  A HISTORY OF THE U.S. IN TEN FIREARMS., Kyle, Chris.  With William Doyle.  Editorial contributions by Jim Defelice.  Foreword and afterword by Taya Kyle.
AMERICAN GUN: A HISTORY OF THE U.S. IN TEN FIREARMS.
Kyle, Chris. With William Doyle. Editorial contributions by Jim Defelice. Foreword and afterword by Taya Kyle.
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SAGA OF THE AMERICAN FLAG: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY., DeBarr, Candice M. and Bonkowske, Jack A.  Flag illustrations by Barbara Schiefer. Scenic illustrations by Antonio Castro.
SAGA OF THE AMERICAN FLAG: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY.
DeBarr, Candice M. and Bonkowske, Jack A. Flag illustrations by Barbara Schiefer. Scenic illustrations by Antonio Castro.
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DON'T SETTLE FOR SECOND: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF CORNELIUS C. SMITH., Smith, Cornelius C., Jr.  Foreword by Sen. Barry Goldwater.
DON'T SETTLE FOR SECOND: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF CORNELIUS C. SMITH.
Smith, Cornelius C., Jr. Foreword by Sen. Barry Goldwater.
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REGULATIONS FOR THE ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1913.  CORRECTED TO SEPT. 24, 1917 (CHANGES NO.S 1 TO 61), [War Department]
REGULATIONS FOR THE ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1913. CORRECTED TO SEPT. 24, 1917 (CHANGES NO.S 1 TO 61)
[War Department]
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