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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
 
 
HANNIBAL'S LIEUTENANT:  A UNIQUE BIOGRAPHY OF HANNIBAL., Capps, Robert S.
2 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
 
 
3 Lloyd, Mark. SPECIAL FORCES: THE CHANGING FACE OF WARFARE.
Arms and Armour, (London, 1995). 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos. "...special purpose warfare is not a new phenomenon. Every historical era and each major armed force has had its elite units, its specialists - be they scouts, raiders or snipers. In this book the author explains the roots of special forces work by tracing the predecessors of today's SAS, Delta Force, Spetznaz and others back to the ages of the Greeks, Romans and even the Vikings, through the Napoleonic era, the American Civil War and British colonial actions to the more familiar ground of twentieth century action. It tells of the pioneers of this military art - including Hannibal, Saladin, Lawrence of Arabia, Wingate and Giap - before discussing the elite actions of World War Two and the days of the Cold War and Vietnam. It then details the current special purpose forces of the major nations before establishing the role of the modern specialist soldier and how he might adapt to the security and defence needs of the next century..." Small remainder mark on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at bottom edge, minor rubbing. VG+/VG 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
4 Palmer, Henry R., Jr. THIS WAS AIR TRAVEL. A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF AERONAUTS AND AEROPLANES FROM THE BEGINNING TO NOW.
New York Bonanza 1962 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
208 pp, 10 3/4" H. "(H)ere in full nostalgic glory are the Farmans, Wrights, Dorniers, Sikorskys and Martins which created new thrills in a new industry out of man's struggle to fly. Palmer has built a rare book of adventure on the airways by presenting hundreds of (b&w) photographs from his collection which has taken him many years to assemble. With these is the story of development, told in a crisp, readable style with an appendix for the technically minded. Here are the gas bags and gyrocopters - the 'Char-a-banc' and 'City of Glasgow' - the first planes to pack the mail and the first to span the seas. You learn of the early German mosnters and the facts about Henry Ford's 'Tine Goose'. You find pictured the exteriors and interiors of airplanes that made one flight and of others still flying in these days of jets. You read about daring pilots and inventive genius." Appendix I: The Story of the Schneider Trophy Race. Appendix II: Technical Specifications. Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing on spine with some very light color loss, very light rubbing on panels. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SOLDIERS, CITIZENS, AND THE SYMBOLS OF WAR:  FROM CLASSICAL GREECE TO REPUBLICAN ROME, 500-167 B.C., Santosuosso, Antonio.
5 Santosuosso, Antonio. SOLDIERS, CITIZENS, AND THE SYMBOLS OF WAR: FROM CLASSICAL GREECE TO REPUBLICAN ROME, 500-167 B.C.
WestviewPress, Boulder, Colorado, 1997. 
277 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 081333277X Maps, battle plans. "In this comprehensive overview of ancient warfare, (the author) explores how the tactical and strategic concepts of warfare changed between the beginning of the fifth century B. C. and the middle of the second century B.C. and why the West - Greece, Macedonia, and Rome - triumphed over the East - understood geographically as Persia or ideologically as Carthage. He also shows how the role of warrior related to the r o l e o f c itizen and how the symbols and propaganda stemming from war emphasized and promoted the values of Western societies." Interior - previous owner's small stamp on inside of front cover. Exterior - minor rubbing, very minor edge wear , s ma ll w r in kl e a t top edge of rear cover. Very Good+ 
Price: 49.95 USD
 


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