Capricorn Books

Quick Search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
Seller Id
ISBN
Advanced Search
 
 
Browse By Category
American History & Travel
Animation, Cartoons & Comics
Antiques & Collectibles
Architecture/Interior Design
Art - Book Illustration/Illustrators
Art - Canadian
Art - First Nations/Indigenous Art
Art - General
Art Instruction (Incl. Woodworking)
Books About Books
British History
Business, Finance
Canada - Architecture
Canada - Biography
Canada - British Columbia
Canada - Folklore/Mythology
Canada - General
Canada - Maritime Provinces
Canada - Native Peoples
Canada - Natural History

View all Categories
 
Gift Card
Checkout a Gift Card


 
Go To:

Global Book Town
The independent online bookstores on Global Book Town have nearly a million used, rare and out of print books.

 

 
 
 

Search

 - 100 items found in your search

Click on Title to view full description

 
1 PILOT'S NOTES FOR SPITFIRE F XII - GRIFFON III OR IV ENGINE. A.P. 1565K-P.N.
St. Annes on Sea, Lancashire Air Data Publications Facsimile Reprint Stapled in Wraps Good 
24 pp, 7 1/2" H. Facsimile reprint of the Air Ministry, November 1943, publication. Blue card covers with black lettering/illustration on front cover. B&w frontispiece (Spitfire F XII), 2 fold-outs (4 figures - Instrument panel / Port side of cockpit / Starboard side of cockpit / Simplified fuel system diagram). Section headings: Descriptive Introduction; Fuel, Oil and Coolant Systems; Main Services; Aircraft Controls; Engine Controls; Other Controls; Handling; Operating Data; Emergencies; Illustrations. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor browning to edges of covers and light browning on spine, minor edge wear, very small creases at corners of covers, minor edge wrinkling and two tiny edge tears at bottom of covers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
2 Angelucci, Enzo and Matricardi, Paolo. COMBAT AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WAR II, 1938-1939. POSTER BOOK.
New York Military Press 1987 0517641771 / 9780517641774 Soft Cover Very Good+ Pierluigi Pinto. 
63 pp, folio (15 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with full and double page 3-view drawings, b&w photographs. Brief histories of each aircraft and technical details. This volume: Bloch MB-152; Potez 631; Morane-Saulnier M.S.406; Liore et Olivier LeO 451; Junkers Ju.87 B-2; Messerschmitt Bf.109 E; Heinkel He.111; PZL P-23; PZL P-37; Dornier Do.17; Fokker G.1; Rogozarsky IK-3; Fiat B.R.20; Fiat C.R.42; Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I; Vickers Wellington; Fairey Battle; Bristol Blenheim; Armstrong Whitworth Whitley; Curtiss P-36; Douglas TBD-1; Mitsubishi G3M. Interior - minor yellowing to edges of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very slight yellowing to edges of covers and on spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
3 Angelucci, Enzo and Matricardi, Paolo. COMBAT AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WAR II, 1941-1942. POSTER BOOK.
New York Military Press, New York, (1988). 1988 0517665778 / 9780517665770 Soft Cover Very Good Pierluigi Pinto. 
63 pp, folio (15 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with full and double page 3-view drawings, b&w photographs. Brief histories of each aircraft and technical details. This volume: Lockheed P-38G; Douglas SBD; Douglas A-20; Consolidated B-24D; Petlyakov Pe-2; Yakovlev Yak-4; Mitsubishi G4M; Nakajima A6M2-N; Kawasaki Ki-48; Nakajima Ki-49; Nakajima Ki-43; De Havilland Mosquito; Avro Lancaster Mk.I; Hawker Typhoon; Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX; Dornier Do.217; Messerschmitt Bf.110 G; Junkers Ju.87 G; Heinkel He-177; Messerschmitt Bf.109 G; Commonwealth CA 13; Piaggio P.108. Interior - minor yellowing to edges of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slight yellowing to edges of covers and on spine, tiny corner creases on front cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
4 Angelucci, Enzo and Matricardi, Paolo. Illustrations by Pierluigi Pinto. COMBAT AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WAR II, 1942-1943. POSTER BOOK.
Military Press, New York, (1988). 
63 pp, folio (15 1/4" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated with full and double page 3-view drawings, b&w photographs. Brief histories of each aircraft and technical details. This volume: Nakajima Ki-44; Kawasaki Ki-61; Kawanishi N1K; Martin B-26; Grumman TBF; North American P-51B; Martin Baltimore; Republic P-47; Yakovlev Yak-9; Tupolev Tu-2; IAR 80; Focke Wulf Fw.190 F; Heinkel He.219; Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XII; Supermarine Seafire; Messerschmitt Me.410; Fairey Firefly; Hawker Hurricane Mk.IV; Junkers Ju.188; Reggiane Re.2002; Fiat G.55; Macchi MC 205; Reggiane RE.2005. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light browning to edges of textblock, minor edge wear. VG+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
5 Angelucci, Enzo and Matricardi, Paolo. Illustrations by Pierluigi Pinto. COMBAT AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WAR II, 1943-1944. POSTER BOOK.
Military Press, New York, (1988). 
63 pp, folio (15 1/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 0517665794 Profusely illustrated with full and double page 3-view drawings, b&w photographs. Brief histories of each aircraft and technical details. This volume: Nakajima Ki-84; Yokosuka D4Y; Mitsubishi J2M; Mitsubishi Ki-67; Nakajima B6N; Grumman F6F; Douglas A-26; Vought F4U-1D; Curtiss SB2C; North American B-25; Bell P-63; Lavochkin La-5; Northrop P-61; Ilyushin Il-2M3; Focke Wulf Fw.190 D-9; Junkers Ju.88 G-7a; Messerschmitt Me.163; S u p e r m a r i n e Spitfire Mk.XIV ; Avro Lancaster Mk.II; Hawker Tempest; Fairey Barracuda; Bristol Beaufighter Mk.X. Interior - small bump at top corner of pages up to page 22, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - v er y mi no r ed ge wear. Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE ROYAL AIR FORCE: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY., Armitage, Michael.
6 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
 
 
BEHIND THE GLORY., Barris, Ted.
7 Barris, Ted. BEHIND THE GLORY.
Toronto Macmillan Canada 1992 0771591764 / 9780771591761 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
358 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers, "When war broke out in September 1939, the Allied air forces had few combat aircraft and even fewer military pilots ready to fight. It was clear that air superiority would determine the outcome of the war, so in December 1939, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada created the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. Most of the air crew training took place in Canada. The success of the plan depended on its instructors. At the beginning of the war bush pilots, barnstormers, commercial pilots, crop-dusters, amateur aviators, and First World War veterans were called up to begin the huge task of training. Most of their students went to the front, but some were kept in Canada to instruct the next generation of recruits. At its peak, the plan administered 107 schools and 184 other units at 231 sites across Canada, operated 11,000 aircraft, and employed 104,000 men and women. The BCATP trained 200,000 air crew in less than five years. FDR and Winston Churchill called their work 'the decisive factor' in the war." Book is Near Fine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two corner creases on front flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ALL THE FINE YOUNG EAGLES: IN THE COCKPIT WITH CANADA'S SECOND WORLD WAR FIGHTER PILOTS., Bashow, David L.  Forewords by Lt.-Gen. A.M. DeQuetteville and Air Vice-Marshal J.E. Johnson.
8 Bashow, David L. Forewords by Lt.-Gen. A.M. DeQuetteville and Air Vice-Marshal J.E. Johnson. ALL THE FINE YOUNG EAGLES: IN THE COCKPIT WITH CANADA'S SECOND WORLD WAR FIGHTER PILOTS.
Toronto Stoddart 1997 0773759131 / 9780773759138 First Paperback Edition. Soft Cover Very Good - 
384 pp, 9 3/16" H. B&w photographs. "From the Battle of France to the Normandy invasion, from the defence of Malta to victory in the Pacific, (young Canadian) airmen fought with great courage in all theatres of the war. Signing up in every province and territory, and serving with both the RAF and the RCAF, they flew many daring missions in their Spitfires and Hurricanes, Kittyhawks, Mustangs, Typhoons, and Mosquitos. (The author) tells the stories of Canada's fighter heroes, using their own wartime correspondence and later memoirs to capture the gripping atmosphere in the cockpit as they waged war in the air. Near-legendary names like Stocky Edwards, Buzz Beurling, and Moose Fumerton recount tales of fierce dog-fights, dramatic victories, and narrow escapes, as well as stories of squadron life, leave in London, budding romances, homesickness, and the tragic loss of cherished friends." Interior - light toning in margins of pages, small area of water marking/waviness at bottom corner of approx. pages 37 to 48, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light soiling to edges of text block. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ALL THE FINE YOUNG EAGLES: IN THE COCKPIT WITH CANADA'S SECOND WORLD WAR FIGHTER PILOTS., Bashow, David L.  Forewords by Lt.-Gen. A.M. DeQuetteville and Air Vice-Marshal J.E. Johnson.
9 Bashow, David L. Forewords by Lt.-Gen. A.M. DeQuetteville and Air Vice-Marshal J.E. Johnson. ALL THE FINE YOUNG EAGLES: IN THE COCKPIT WITH CANADA'S SECOND WORLD WAR FIGHTER PILOTS.
Toronto Stoddart 1996 0773729763 / 9780773729766 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good - 
384 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "From the Battle of France to the Normandy invasion, from the defence of Malta to victory in the Pacific, (young Canadian) airmen fought with great courage in all theatres of the war. Signing up in every province and territory, and serving with both the RAF and the RCAF, they flew many daring missions in their Spitfires and Hurricanes, Kittyhawks, Mustangs, Typhoons, and Mosquitos. (The author) tells the stories of Canada's fighter heroes, using their own wartime correspondence and later memoirs to capture the gripping atmosphere in the cockpit as they waged war in the air. Near-legendary names like Stocky Edwards, Buzz Beurling, and Moose Fumerton recount tales of fierce dog-fights, dramatic victories, and narrow escapes, as well as stories of squadron life, leave in London, budding romances, homesickness, and the tragic loss of cherished friends." Small bump at bottom of front hinge, small light soiling mark on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has light rubbing, very light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two tiny edge tears archivally taped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SUPERMARINE ATTACKER, SWIFT AND SCIMITAR.  POSTWAR MILITARY AIRCRAFT: 7., Birtles, Philip.
10 Birtles, Philip. SUPERMARINE ATTACKER, SWIFT AND SCIMITAR. POSTWAR MILITARY AIRCRAFT: 7.
Ian Allan, Shepperton, Surrey, 1992, first edition. 
112 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0711020345 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings/diagrams. "The name Supermarine is universally associated with the Spitfire, an aircraft which helped to defeat the Luft waffe during the Battle of Britain; the company's fundamental role in the development of Britain's military jet aircraft is less well known. Although now overshadowed by the success of the Hawker Hunter and of the BAC Lightning, the Supermari n e A t t acker, Swift and Scimitar were among the most influential of Britain's post-war military aircraft. The Attacker, first flown in 1946, was the first jet fighter to be standardised on for squadron service with the Fleet Air Arm. The Attac ke r w as f ol lowed by the Swift. The first of this type of jet interceptor flew in 1951 and was introduced to squadron service in February 1954; it thus gained the distinction of being the first swept-wing jet fighter to enter service with the R oya l Ai r F orc e, beating the Hawker Hunter by several months. The teething problems apparent with the Swift, however, ensured that it was the Hunter that was to go on to great success. Further success was to come to the Supermarine company with the S cim itar . A gai n destined for the Fleet Air Arm, the Scimitar holds the distinction of being the first swept-wing single-seat jet fighter in service with the FAA as well as being the first FAA aircraft to be equipped to carry atomic weapo ns. (Th e au thor) narr ates the often dramatic history of these influential, but now unfairly ignored, aircraft. Forty years after the event the book will enable the aviation historian to appreciate better the importance of Supermarine's role in the dev elopm ent of Brita in's military jet aircraft." Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Fine/Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE SPLENDID HUNDRED:  THE TRUE STORY OF CANADIANS WHO FLEW IN THE GREATEST AIR BATTLE OF WORLD WAR II., Bishop, Arthur.  Foreword by Lieutenant-General G. Scott Clements.
11 Bishop, Arthur. Foreword by Lieutenant-General G. Scott Clements. THE SPLENDID HUNDRED: THE TRUE STORY OF CANADIANS WHO FLEW IN THE GREATEST AIR BATTLE OF WORLD WAR II.
Toronto McGraw-Hill Ryerson 1994 0075516837 / 9780075516835 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
170 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, drawings, map. "This is the hitherto untold and virtually unknown story of the 100 Canadian fighter pilots who flew during the Battle of Britain - 'the pre-eminent air battle of the modern era. ' Together they scored more victories per pilot than any other Allied air force. Set against the backdrop of a raging controversy over control within Fighter Command, (this book) relates the feats of daring exemplified by such pilots as Johnny Kent, Ernie McNab, Gordie McGregor, Dal Russel and Skeets Ogilvie. It is also the story of the grit and courage of a British people who refused to break under the horrendous onslaught of German bombing raids." Interior - very small crease at bottom corner of last 4 page leaves, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - two small corner creases, slight curl to covers at fore-edge. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
SPITFIRE:  THE CANADIANS., Bracken, Robert.  Foreword by A.V.M. J.E. "Johnnie" Johnson.
12 Bracken, Robert. Foreword by A.V.M. J.E. "Johnnie" Johnson. SPITFIRE: THE CANADIANS.
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills Press 1995 1550461486 / 9781550461480 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Ron Lowry. 
160 pp, 4to (12 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs (most copied from the veterans' own albums), color profiles by Rob Lowry, and technical drawings. "The result of nine years of research and over two hundred interviews with former Spitfire pilots and ground crew from across Canada, (this book) is a momentous collection of personal memories and wartime aviation history. The stories are told with complete candour, in the pilots' and crew members' own words. Full of priceless historic photographs and intimate first-hand accounts, 'Spitfire: The Canadians' is perhaps the most important wartime aviation book published in many years." Minor colour loss at top of free front endpaper due to pencil erasure, book slightly cocked, tiny dint on top edge of front board, light waviness to edges of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped on front flap, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - slight at top/bottom of flap-folds, two soft creases on spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
SPITFIRE:  THE CANADIANS., Bracken, Robert.  Foreword by A.V.M. J.E. "Johnnie" Johnson.  Artwork by Ron Lowry.
13 Bracken, Robert. Foreword by A.V.M. J.E. "Johnnie" Johnson. Artwork by Ron Lowry. SPITFIRE: THE CANADIANS.
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills Press 1995 1550461486 / 9781550461480 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Ron Lowry. 
160 pp, 4to (12 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs (most copied from the veterans' own albums), color profiles by Rob Lowry, and technical drawings. "The result of nine years of research and over two hundred interviews with former Spitfire pilots and ground crew from across Canada, (this book) is a momentous collection of personal memories and wartime aviation history. The stories are told with complete candour, in the pilots' and crew members' own words. Full of priceless historic photographs and intimate first-hand accounts, 'Spitfire: The Canadians' is perhaps the most important wartime aviation book published in many years." Top corners of both boards are bumped. Dust jacket has creasing at top of flap-folds, minor edge wrinkling elsewhere. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
SPITFIRE SUMMER:  WHEN BRITAIN STOOD ALONE., Brown, Malcolm.  Foreword by Sir Christopher Foxley-Norris.
14 Brown, Malcolm. Foreword by Sir Christopher Foxley-Norris. SPITFIRE SUMMER: WHEN BRITAIN STOOD ALONE.
Carlton/Imperial War Museum, (London, 2000). 
207 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1842220438 B&w and color plates. "Summer 1940: Nazi Germany was swiftly tightening its grip on Europe. Hitler's forces appeared to be invincible, having swept through Poland, Belgium, the Nether lands and France. Invasion seemed inevitable as the Fuhrer's eyes turned to Britain, isolated against the might of facism. But he reckoned without the indomitable will and spirit of the British people and their leader, Winston Churchill . ( T h i s book) tells the story of that extraordinary time. Packed full of unique archive material and first-hand accounts, it tells the story of the men and women who fought and won the Battle of Britain in that fateful summer: the summer of t he Sp it fi re ." Book slightly cocked. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SHARK SQUADRON:  THE HISTORY OF NO 112 SQUADRON R.F.C., R.A.F. 1917-1975., Brown, Robin A.  Foreword by Squadron Leader Neville Duke.
15 Brown, Robin A. Foreword by Squadron Leader Neville Duke. SHARK SQUADRON: THE HISTORY OF NO 112 SQUADRON R.F.C., R.A.F. 1917-1975.
England Crecy 1994 0947554335 / 9780947554330 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
304 pp, large 8vo (10" H). B&w photographs, maps, drawings. "(A) magnificent tribute to the men and machines of 112 recording their history from the First World War to the mid-Seventies when the Squadron was disbanded. Included in the book are appendices that list the squadron's 'victory' claims, its aircrew losses in the air, known serial numbers and aircraft destroyed or damaged as a result of enemy action. The book is complemented by over 150 photographs most of which were taken from private albums and will, no doubt, provide an invaluable source for researcher, historian and enthusiast alike. The Squadron was probably the most publicised RAF unit of the war not only because of its distinctive 'sharks mouth' markings but also for its remarkable combat record." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has a tiny corner crease on each flap, very minor wrinkling at top of spine 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
SHARK SQUADRON:  THE HISTORY OF NO 112 SQUADRON R.F.C., R.A.F. 1917-1975., Brown, Robin A.  Foreword by Squadron Leader Neville Duke.
16 Brown, Robin A. Foreword by Squadron Leader Neville Duke. SHARK SQUADRON: THE HISTORY OF NO 112 SQUADRON R.F.C., R.A.F. 1917-1975.
England Crecy 1994 0947554335 / 9780947554330 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
304 pp, large 8vo (10" H). B&w photographs, maps, drawings. "(A) magnificent tribute to the men and machines of 112 recording their history from the First World War to the mid-Seventies when the Squadron was disbanded. Included in the book are appendices that list the squadron's 'victory' claims, its aircrew losses in the air, known serial numbers and aircraft destroyed or damaged as a result of enemy action. The book is complemented by over 150 photographs most of which were taken from private albums and will, no doubt, provide an invaluable source for researcher, historian and enthusiast alike. The Squadron was probably the most publicised RAF unit of the war not only because of its distinctive 'sharks mouth' markings but also for its remarkable combat record." Book is Fine. Dust jacket is clean and bright. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
ARMES MILITARIA MAGAZINE.  HORS-SERIE No 45.  LE DEBARQUEMENT A ANZIO, 1944:  OPERATION SHINGLE., Buffetaut, Yves.
17 Buffetaut, Yves. ARMES MILITARIA MAGAZINE. HORS-SERIE No 45. LE DEBARQUEMENT A ANZIO, 1944: OPERATION SHINGLE.
Paris Histoire & Collections 2000 Soft Cover Near Fine Jean Restayn, dessins en couleurs. Infographies de Thibault Panfil. 
81 pp, 11 11/16" H. French Text. B&w photographs, maps/battle plans, colour illustrations (tanks, aircraft, trucks, landing craft, etc.). Chapter headings: Anzio, un Debordement par la Mer; 22 Janvier 1944: le Debarquement a Anzio; Les Debuts de l'Enlisement Allie; Les Contre-Offensives; Allemandes; Le Front Allie Resiste a Anzio. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SPITFIRES, THUNDERBOLTS, AND WARM BEER:  AN AMERICAN FIGHTER PILOT OVER EUROPE., Caine, Philip D.
18 Caine, Philip D. SPITFIRES, THUNDERBOLTS, AND WARM BEER: AN AMERICAN FIGHTER PILOT OVER EUROPE.
Washington Brassey's 1995 0028811151 / 9780028811154 3rd Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
231 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, maps. "With war on America's horizon in 1941, LeRoy Gover was determined to be a fighter pilot. Lacking the qualifications that would guarantee him U.S. Army Air Corps wings, the young Californian signed on with the Royal Air Force. By the end of the war, Gover was one of the most experienced American pilots in England, having flown with both the RAF and the Air Corps. (This book) skillfully weaves together the young fighers letters and diary entries to create a vivid portrait of the kind of man who helped win Word War II. By the end of his war, Gover had flown 159 combat missions and had received the Silver Star, three Distinguished Flying Crosses, and eight Air Medals." Dust jacket has very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
19 Cornwell, E.L. STILL FLYING.
Ian Allan, London, (1979), Ist edition. 
80 pp, large 8vo, HC (pictorial boards - no dust jacket). Profusely illus with b&w photos. Contents: Battle of Britain Memorial Flight; The Shuttleworth Collection reches its Half-Century; Keeping Historic Aircraft Flying; Strathallan Aircraft Co llection; Weekend in the Country; Fleet Air Arm Historic Flight; Where Historic Aircraft Fly. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edgewear/rubbing. VG+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
FIGHTER: THE TRUE STORY OF THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN., Deighton, Len.  Introduction by A.J.P. Taylor.
20 Deighton, Len. Introduction by A.J.P. Taylor. FIGHTER: THE TRUE STORY OF THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN.
Castle, Edison, NJ, 2000, reprint. 
261 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0785812083 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps/battle plans, cartoons, drawings. "Drawing on the mastery of technical detail he displayed so brilliantly in 'Bomber' (the s tory of an RAF bombing raid), (Deighton) gives us an altogether factual and comprehensive picture of the men, the machines, the strategies (and the blunders), and the events on both sides. He shows us the British squandering precious fighter pl a n e s in a futile effort to halt the German blitzkrieg in France, and the Germans refusing to believe in the effectiveness of British radar. He compares the fire power, combat tactics, and ground control, analyzing the performance of both the pl an es ( th e Messerschmitt broke up in mid-air more often than the Spitfire) and the pilots (men such as the fabled Douglas Bader, who flew better with two artificial legs than other men with two real ones; or 'Onkel Theo' Osterkamp, a WWI German a ce who be cam e an ace in WWII as well, until he was finally ordered off combat flying at the age of forty-eight). We see the British General Staff divided against itself (after the Battle, the man most responsible for the British victory - Sir Hu gh Dowd ing , C om mander in Chief, Fighter Command - was dismissed); the German High Command, unsure of its objectives; exaggerated British claims (and an almost fatal shortage of pilots); and German technical superiority that was continually und erc ut by Nazi in c ompetence." Small Christmas gift inscription on half-title page, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny stain on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
  1  2 3 4 5  NEXT >  


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to [email protected]
Copyright©2020. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie