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FRIENDLY FIRE: ACCIDENTS IN BATTLE FROM ANCIENT GREECE TO THE GULF WAR., Bickers, Richard Townshend.
1 Bickers, Richard Townshend. FRIENDLY FIRE: ACCIDENTS IN BATTLE FROM ANCIENT GREECE TO THE GULF WAR.
Leo Cooper, London, (1994). 
162 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "...(an) historical survey of some of the most dramatic incidents of what (the author) more correctly calls 'accidental amicide', it is an occurence as old as warfare itself. It is inevitable that in the heat of battle men become confused and disoriented and such accidents are bound to happen. Sometimes, as the author shows, the blame can be attributed to the incompetence or stupidity of a commander who leads or sends his men into the line of fire of his own guns. More often, however, it is simply the result of a breakdown in communications or a change in the weather. In this absorbing book, Richard Bickers puts 'Friendly Fire' in its true perspective, using his own experience as an airman in and after the Second World War to who how hard it is for a pilot to distinguish friend from foe." Very light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has light rubbing, light edge wrinkling. VG+/VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
INDIAN FIGHTS AND FIGHTERS., Brady, Cyrus Townsend.
2 Brady, Cyrus Townsend. INDIAN FIGHTS AND FIGHTERS.
New York Doubleday, Page 1909 Good reading copy only. No Jacket Remington, Schreyvogel, Blumenschein and Crawford. 
423 pp, 8 1/4" H. B&w drawings, photographs, maps & plans (including tissue-covered frontispiece) - collated. Contents: Part I. Protecting the Frontier: The Powder River Expedition; The Tragedy of Fort Phil Kearney; The Thirty-Two Against the Three Thousand; Personal Reminisences of Fort Phil Kearney and the Wagon-Box Fight; Forsyth and the Rough Riders of '68; The Journey of the Scouts and the Rescue of Forsyth; A Scout's Story of the Defense of Beecher's Island; Carpenter and His Brunettes. The Fight on Beaver Creek; A Further Discussion of the Beaver Creek Affair; The Battle of the Washita; Carr and Tall Bull at Summit Springs. Part II. The War with the Sioux: With Crook's Advance; Ex-Trooper Towne on the Rosebud Fight; The Grievance of Rain-in-the-Face; The Little Big Horn Campaign; The Last of Custer; One of the Last Men to see Custer Alive; The Personal Story of Rain-in-the-Face; Two Interesting Affairs; The First Success; A Decisive Blow; Miles' Great Campaigning; What They are There for - A Sketch of General Guy V. Henry, A Typical American Soldier. Appendices: Appendix A - Being a Further Discussion of General Custer's Course in the Little Big Horn Campaign; Appendix B - Further Light on the Conduct of Major Reno. Index. A few pages with small light soiling marks or light stains, two pages with small edge tear archivally taped, one page with wrinkling, very light browning to pages, front inside hinge has re-inforcement tape, front free endpaper is missing, spilt paper on inside rear hinge - hinge is holding well, light soiling staining to endpapers, heavy browning to edges of text block/boards and spine - also some staining/soiling, moderate edge wear - 1" piece missing on front hinge. book is protected in a stiff mylar sleev with some rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
CURSE NOT HIS CURLS., Ege, Robert J.  Introduction by Lawrence A. Frost.  Illustrations by Lorence Bjorklund.
3 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
 
 
FLASHMAN AND THE REDSKINS.  FROM THE FLASHMAN PAPERS, 1849-50 AND 1875-76., Fraser, George MacDonald.
4 Fraser, George MacDonald. FLASHMAN AND THE REDSKINS. FROM THE FLASHMAN PAPERS, 1849-50 AND 1875-76.
London Collins 1982 0002226618 / 9780002226615 First Edition Very Good Very Good Barbosa dust jacket art. 
479 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). Map endpapers. "When the tide of battle surged over the slopes of Little Bighorn, and Sitting Bull's braves gathered for the final charge that would sweep away the gallant remnant of Custer's 7th Cavalry, a clarion voice was heard above the crash of shots and whistle of arrows, the war-whoops and the pounding hooves: - Readers of his previous adventures will not fail to identify the speaker, or to recognise the tall, distinguished figure in evening dress, tails and whiskers, fleeing the stricken field: Sir Harry Flashman, V.C., veteran of countless retreats from battle and bedchamber, the most decorated coward of the Victorian age, was meeting his fate with the same matchless poltroonery and deafness to duty and decency which had sustained him through a lifetime of dishonourable service, and endeared him to a generation of readers. But how the arch-cad of Dr Arnold's Rugby found himself in the climactic struggle of the American West is only one chapter in an odyssey as hair-raising and scandalous as any in his six earlier volumes of memoirs. He traces it with his usual shameless candour and caustic humour, from the wagon-trains of the Forty-Niners, when he foug ht his terrified way across the Plains in command of a bordello on wheels, to the holocaust of Bent's Fort and the horrors of scalp-hunting raids, Apache warpaths, dinner parties with Custer, captivity among the Sioux, confrontations with President Grant and Wild Bill Hickock, duels, escapes, conspiracies, and shoot-outs - to say nothing of passionate encounters with Indian belles, dusky beauties, enthusiastic widows, and mysterious adventuresses. This is Flashy's West as only he can describe it - the West, at once legendary and authentic, of Mangas Colorado and Kit Carson, of Custer and Spotted Tail, of Crazy Horse and the Deadwood stage, a pageant of savage warriors and Mountain Men, glory-hunting soldiers and gunfighters, gamblers, eccentrics, scoundrels, and those extraordinary folk, white and Indian, who broke the trails or resisted the invasion." Slight ridge down centre of spine, some light toning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has very light browning on spine, flap-folds and top part of panels; minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
5 Garrison, Webb. CIVIL WAR CURIOSITIES: STRANGE STORIES, ODDITIES, EVENTS, AND COINCIDENCES.
Nashville, Tennessee Rutledge Hill Press 1994 1568655274 / 9781568655277 Book Club Edition Very Good+ Very Good 
281 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H). B&w illustrations. "(Gives) you the unusual persons, attitudes and events you simply won't find in any standard Civil War encyclopedia or dictionary. Where else can you find the fascianting anecdotes, colorful stories and vivid details of battle told by men on the front lines? And see firsthand, the press's outrageous inaccuracy in covering the conflict? Or feel the frustration of Union soldiers who, equipped with smoothbores, marched into battle knowing that rifle-armed Rebs would pick them off like sitting ducks? It's all here, in this unique and invaluable collection of little-known, yet undeniably compelling aspects of America's bloodiest engagement." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, tiny tear with crease at bottom edge of front panel. 
Price: 10.00 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 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.
7 Keegan, John. WARPATHS: TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA.
Toronto Key Porter 1995 1550136216 / 9781550136210 First Edition 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
 
 
SPURS TO GLORY:  THE STORY OF THE UNITED STATES CAVALRY., Merrill, James M.
8 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
 
 
"OUR SPECIAL ARTIST": ALFRED R. WAUD'S CIVIL WAR., Ray, Frederic E.
9 Ray, Frederic E. "OUR SPECIAL ARTIST": ALFRED R. WAUD'S CIVIL WAR.
Mechanicsburg, PA Stackpole 1994 0811711943 / 9780811711944 Second Hardcover Edition. Near Fine Very Good+ Alfred R. Waud. 
192 pp, 10 3/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w reproductions, photographs. "Waud covered the war from the first to the last, initially for the 'New York Illustrated News', and later for 'Harper's'. From the formation of the Confederate government in Montgomery, Alabama, to the last campaigns of Grant's army leading Appomattox, 'Alf' Waud was there, pencil in hand. Waud even went into battle alongside the Yankee troops he accompanied in the field. He was under fire almost as much as they as he frantically sketched the rudiments of the brutal scenes before him, then polished them after the fight to send them to the publisher. Teams of engravers worked through the night when his sketches arrived, turning them into wood block engravings used to print the next week's edition. Portraits of great generals, scenes in camp and field, the look of battle - all came from Waud's pencil. Along with his drawings he often sent firsthand accounts of what he had seen, acting as an informal reporter as well as an artist. He went where even the photographers could not go, and the result is that while several other battle artists also worked for 'Harper's' and its competitors, Alfred Waud is the one whose view of the conflict dominated the public mind in the North. People of the Union literally saw the Civil War through his eyes. Here Waud's sketches are taken from battlefield to sketch, engraving and final publication, showing the methods by which he worked, and comparing the accuracy of what he drew with what is known of the actual events. Also included, to provide a picture of the world in which Waud worked, are some drawings by his peers, including his brother William Waud - also a noted artist of the era. And Ray takes Waud beyond the war: the artist carried his pencils into the peace that followed, drawing right up to the time of his death." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, 2" soft crease on front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE CONTROVERSIAL LIFE OF GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER., Wert, Jeffry D.
10 Wert, Jeffry D. THE CONTROVERSIAL LIFE OF GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER.
New York Simon & Schuster 1996 0684810433 / 9780684810430 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
462 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). 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, Jeffry 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 an important 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 he was highly 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, drawing on recent archaeological 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 crease down rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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