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MILITARY HISTORY:  LECTURES DELIVERED AT TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE., Fortescue, J.W.
21 Fortescue, J.W. MILITARY HISTORY: LECTURES DELIVERED AT TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1914, first edition. 
207 pp + ads, 6 5/8" H, hard cover (red cloth with black lettering on spine and front board, black decoration on front board) - no dust jacket. Contents: Preface; Military History: Its Scope and Definition; British Military History; British Coloni al Campaigns; British Campaigns in India; Index. Moderate to heavy browning on free endpapers - light on pastedowns, very light browning to pages, edges of textblock browned, light soiling and browning to boards, very light edge wear, lig h t w r i n k l i ng at top of spine, lightfading/browning to spine. Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
JACK TARS AND COMMODORES: THE AMERICAN NAVY, 1783-1815., Fowler, William M., Jr.
22 Fowler, William M., Jr. JACK TARS AND COMMODORES: THE AMERICAN NAVY, 1783-1815.
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1984 0395353149 / 9780395353141 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good 
318 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H). B&w plates, maps/battle plans. "(A) lively and authoritative account of the United States Navy from Independence throught the War of 1812. During this turbulent period the new American republic fought three wars - declared and undeclared - against the Barbary States, France, and Great Britain. The first two were entirely naval affairs; the third, a combination of military action on land and sea. In each the survival of the young nation was due in large part to the efforts of the navy and the exploits of such men as Stephen Decatur, Isaac Hull, Thomas Truxtun, and Oliver Hazard Perry. William Fowler is a historian with the capacity to convert meticulous research into flowing narrative. Here he fuses political and naval history, looking at political forces in the rapidly expanding U.S. society as well as at naval ordnance, operations, and the fateful and exciting battles at sea. He deals too with the often neglected human aspects of life aboard ship, focusing on those who served in the forecastle as well as the great men on the quarterdeck." Minor soiling on top of text block at spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, several small tears - taped at top inside of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ALLAN MACLEAN, JACOBITE GENERAL:  THE LIFE OF AN EIGHTEENTH CENTURY CAREER SOLDIER., Fryer, Mary Beacock.  (Allan Maclean.)
23 Fryer, Mary Beacock. (Allan Maclean.) ALLAN MACLEAN, JACOBITE GENERAL: THE LIFE OF AN EIGHTEENTH CENTURY CAREER SOLDIER.
Dundurn, Toronto, 1987, Ist edition. 
253 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 1550020110 B&w photos, maps, reproductions. "Born on the Isle of Mull to an impoverished laird of the clan Maclean, young Allan fought his first battle - for Bonnie Prince Charlie at Culloden - from a sense of deep conviction and family loyalty. He fled into exile when the Stuart cause was lost. In Holland he became a mercenary, and after amnesty was granted for Jacobites, he joined the British army serving in North America during the Seven Y e a r s ' W a r , and again during the American Revolution. He was at Quebec on New Year's Eve 1775 when the city was attacked by Benedict Arnold, and shortly thereafter became the military governor of Montreal...This fast-paced and intriguing bo ok g iv es a pe ne tr at ing insight into the challenges facing a man who chose a military career during the tumultuous period of the eighteenth century." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light rubbing, sm all cr eas e a t t o p c orn er of front cover - migrates into first two pages, soft crease on front cover, minor edge wear, small crease across spine. Very Good+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE BATTLE OF BROOKLYN 1776., Gallagher, John J.  Foreword by James Dingeman.
24 Gallagher, John J. Foreword by James Dingeman. THE BATTLE OF BROOKLYN 1776.
New York Sarpedon 1995 188511902X / 9781885119025 Very Good+ Very Good 
206 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. "It is not often realized that in Brooklyn, New York, for a few tense hours in 1776, the fate of the entire United States hung by a thread. An American defeat, the Battle of Brooklyn has been all but neglected in our collective memory for what it earned with the blood of its participants - honored status as one of history's great battles. Besides being the largest clash of the Revolution, in terms of both troops and casualties, the action at Brooklyn (sometimes called 'The Battle of Long Island') brought the fledgling American republic to the brink of disaster. At the height of the fighting, only the valiant sacrifice of one regiment - the Marylanders - staved off a catastrophe. The British army, meanwhile, executed a three-pronged surprise assault with admirable professionalism. The wilds of Brooklyn became a killing ground for the British and Hessian troops who were able to begin the war convinced the colonials would not be able to stand against their onslaught of bullets and steel. While a drama of rare instensity on its surface, the Battle of Brooklyn also holds a larger significance: the King's men did not invade Brooklyn to face other kings' men; they were sent to fight a population. Rules of engagement were uncertain and passions for and against the rebellion ran high. When the smoke cleared at Brooklyn, in 1776, the modern age of 'democratic warfare' had begun. The Battle of Brooklyn was a victory for the British Empire. But contained within the triumph was a demonstration of the type of American resolve and courage that would eventually result in independence for the United States." Faint cigarette odour. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, tiny tear at top of spine, crease at top edge of rear flap, barcode label on inside of rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
25 Garrett, Richard. P.O.W. THE UNCIVIL FACE OF WAR.
Newton Abbot David & Charles 1988 0715392018 / 9780715392010 Reprint Very Good 
240 pp, 7 3/4" H. B&w illustrations. "(T)ells the story of the men who, from the days of the Hundred Years War to the present day, were captives in wartime. It is a tale that does humanity little credit. Prisoners have been starved, tortured, brainwashed, and housed in conditions that would shame a civilian jail. Here you will find the true story of captors' inhumanity to captives throughout the ages as well as the efforts of the Red Cross to lessen the torture. Yet throughout the narrative runs a stirring heart-beat of courage." Interior - light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to edges of text block, two very small dints on front cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
26 Goddard, Jane Bennett, U.E. HANS WALTIMEYER. (CAPTAIN JOHN WALDEN MEYERS, U.E.)
Self-published, 1980. 
545 pp, 4to, hard cover (brown simulated leather with gold lettering on spine and front cover) - no dust jacket. Monotone drawings, reproductions, maps (some fold-out), photographs, color plates. "Being an historical account of the life and times in turbulent eighteenth century America of Captain John Walden Myers, U.E., outstanding Royalist Patriot, British Secret Scout, Spy and Soldier-Adventurer, during the revolution in the American colonies and the record of his consquent settlement and patriarchal founding of a leading family of pioneering prominence at the Bay Kentie in His Majesty's loyal province of Upper Canada." Interior - small crease to fore-edge of pages 318-375 due to two very small shallow dints, crease down fore-edge of one fold-out page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very minor soiling to bottom of textblock, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. VG 
Price: 85.00 USD
 
 
THE DUKE OF CORNWALL'S LIGHT INFANTRY (THE 32nd AND 46th REGIMENTS OF FOOT).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Goldsmith, R.F.K.  Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
27 Goldsmith, R.F.K. Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks. THE DUKE OF CORNWALL'S LIGHT INFANTRY (THE 32nd AND 46th REGIMENTS OF FOOT). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Leo Cooper, London, 1970, first edition. 
122 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850520363 B&w photographs, reproductions. "In (this volume) we have a regiment that began life as Marines at the time when the Royal Navy first penetrated into the Mediterranean; we have an other regiment, quite separate at that time from the first, taking part as the only complete unit in the otherwise best forgotten foray into the Highlands after Bonny Prince Charlie that ended disastrously at Prestonpans; and we have the crow n i n g g l ory of the defence of the Residency at Lucknow during the Indian Mutiny. This in addition to participation in the American War of Independence, a reminder of which is still worn by all light infantrymen in their cap badge; the Peninsul ar W ar a n d Wa terloo and the wars in the Crimea, in Egypt and in South Africa. The story goes into two world wars and in the exploits here recorded it was west country men who, particularly in the second of them, provided the backbone of the D .C. L.I .'s ba tt al ion s. A regimental history would be a dull affair were it not for the records and diaries that past members have left behind them. The D.C.L.I. is particularly fortunate in its 'other rank' chroniclers and Privates Waterfiel d an d Me tcal fe, Cor por al R yder and Sergeant Philip are a quartet the interest and pungency of whose anecdotes it would be hard to beat...." Includes the music and lyrics for the Regimental March 'One and All' and lyrics for 'Trelawny'. Fain t cig arett e odo r, l ight wri nkli ng at top/bottom of spine, browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling, tiny chips and tears at top/bottom of spine, moderate browning on spine and flap-folds. Very G ood/Go od+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
28 Gorka, Olgierd, Professor. OUTLINE OF POLISH HISTORY, PAST AND PRESENT. SECOND REVISED AND ENLARGED EDITION.
Alliance Press, London, 1945, 2nd revised and enlarged edition. 
140 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover (grey cloth with black lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. 2 b&w maps. Contents: The Piast Period; The Great Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth; Poland's Golden Age; The Elected Kings (a. Stefan Batory and t he Vasas, b. The Native Kings); Poland's Decline Under the House of Saxony; The Belated Renascence and Downfall of Poland; The Struggle for Independence; The Restoration of Poland; Poland Restored; Poland in War; Polish Culture; Polish Musi c a n d P a i nting; The Territory and Population of Poland; Poland's Economic and Financial Position; Industry and Mining; Commerce; The Treasury and Finances; Public Instruction and Education; The Army; Poland Abroad; Conclusion; Maps. Previous o w ne r' s n am e on free front endpaper, slight cigarette odor, light browning to pages, heavy browning to spine and edges of boards, light browning to edges of textblock, small bump to top corner of covers, minor edge wear, light wrinkling to b ott om of sp in e. G oo d r eading copy only. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE ILLUSTRATED CONFEDERATE READER., Gragg, Rod.
29 Gragg, Rod. THE ILLUSTRATED CONFEDERATE READER.
New York Harper & Row 1991 0060157984 / 9780060157982 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
291 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). "Here is the Southern story of the War Between the States - in the words of the men and women who experienced it. Enhanced with almost 200 period photographs and illustrations - including many never before published - this is a personal, firsthand account of Southern soldiers and civilians caught in the deadliest, most destructive war ever to be fought in America. The book opens with a parade of period photographs depicting the soldiers of the South as they appeared, and concludes with a pictorial essay on the South's aging veterans - young Confederates grown old, holding on to the memories of the Lost Cause. In between - in the words of the participants, accompanied by contemporary photographs and illustrations, are depicted the daily life of Johnny Reb, the sacrifices and perils of the South's civilian population, the unforgettable elements of combat in the nation's bloodiest war, the agony of Northern prison camps, and the fiery destruction wrought against the South by Sherman's victorious, vengeful army. Featured, too, is a biographical album of famous Confederates - Lee, Jackson, Cleburne, Morgan, Semmes, Stuart, Davis, Longstreet, and Forrest - first-person accounts of the Legends in Gray. Unique in the historiography of the War Between the States, (this book) is a handsomely designed, freshly researched study of the epic Southern struggle for independence." Three tiny faint stains on top of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
30 Grant, Charles. Colour plates by Michael Youens. Editor: Philip Warner. THE BLACK WATCH. OSPREY MEN-AT-ARMS SERIES.
Osprey, (Reading, 1971). 
40 pp + 8 pp plates, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, maps, 8 pages of color uniform studies. Contents: The Early Years; Fontenoy and Ticonderoga; America; Alexandria; The Peninsular War; The Waterloo Campaign; The Crimea and India; Egypt and South Africa; 1914-18; 1939-1952. Interior - light browning to margins of pages and inside of covers, light cigarette odor. Exterior - heavy browning to covers and edges of textblock, soiling on bottom of textblock, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, soft bump to top corner, tiny bump to bottom rear corner. Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
OUR LAURELS ARE GREEN.  A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE ROYAL GLOUCESTERSHIRE, BERKSHIRE AND WILTSHIRE REGIMENT., Grist, Robin.
31 Grist, Robin. OUR LAURELS ARE GREEN. A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE ROYAL GLOUCESTERSHIRE, BERKSHIRE AND WILTSHIRE REGIMENT.
Rushden Forces & Corporate Publishing 1997 0952959712 / 9780952959717 First Edition Very Good+ 
72 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). B&w and color illustrations. Contents: The Royal Gloucestershire Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment; Origins; First Campaigns; Minorca; The America War of Independence; The Napoleonic Wars 1794-1815; The Americas; Australia and New Zealand; China; India - Sikh Wars and the Indian Mutiny; The Crimea; Afghanistan; Cardwell Reforms and the Militia; Egypt and the Sudan; Africa and the Boer War; The Territorial Army; The Great War 1914-18; Between the Wars; The Second World War; Reductions in the Army; Korea; Kenya, South Arabia, Bahrain and Cyprus; The Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment (Berkshire and Wiltshire); The Wessex Volunteers; Peacekeeping; Northern Ireland; Postscript. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small soft crease at top corner with slight migration into pages. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
SHORT HISTORY OF THE ROYAL MARINES., Grover, G.W.M., Colonel.  Illustrated by Lieut.-Colonel H.A. Bass.
32 Grover, G.W.M., Colonel. Illustrated by Lieut.-Colonel H.A. Bass. SHORT HISTORY OF THE ROYAL MARINES.
Gale & Polden, Aldershot, 1948, first edition. 
68 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover (dark blue cloth with insignia in gold on front cover), in dust jacket. Colour frontispiece (Royal Marines - King's and Regimental Colours), b&w uniform studies, fold-out map at rear. A brief history of the Royal Marines from the Second Dutch War to the Second World War. Appendices give: The Divisions, Royal Marines; Approximate Strengths at Various Times; Casualties and Honours in Two World Wars; Badges, Mottoes, Nicknames; Rights in the City of Lond on; Army Regiments Who Have Been Marines; Awards of the Victoria Cross to Royal Marines. Very light browning to pages, light browning to edges of textblock, very light cigarette odor, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of s p i n e , s l ight darkening to edges of boards. Dust jacket has edge chips and tears, browning to spine and flap-folds, moderate soiling, edge creases and wrinkles. Very Good-/Poor 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MARIANNE MOORE:  THE CAGE AND THE ANIMAL., Hall, Donald.
33 Hall, Donald. MARIANNE MOORE: THE CAGE AND THE ANIMAL.
Pegasus, New York, 1970. 
199 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "(This) is a study of the life, character, and art of one of America's finest poets....(It) accounts for every phase of Miss Moore's life, the early sources of her unusual character, the quick reco gnition and encouragement of her work by Ezra Pound, her years as a young poet in Greenwich Village where her contemporaries included Alfred Kreymborg, William Carlos Williams, H.D., and Wallace Stevens, her distinguished and controversial e d i t o r s h i p of the 'Dial', the most prestigious literary magazine of its day, her 'retirement' to Brooklyn where she continued for decades consistently to produce some of the best poems written in our time. The major part of the book, howev er , is d ev ot ed t o Miss Moore's poetry - from her first book, 'Poems', arranged for and published in 1921 by friends without her knowledge, to the 'Complete Poems' in 1967. Mr. Hall sees danger and protection as recurring preoccupations in Mi ss Mo ore 's wor k, and sh ow s how, in poem after poem, she has explored these themes, calling to her defense a wonderful array of self-sufficient animals and objects, and conjuring such bright shields as independence, courage, love, and imaginati on. T hrou gh minu te atte ntio n t o the language of the poems, he reveals Miss Moore as a poet of fantasy, distortion, and deep feeling....(This book) offers valuable new perspectives on one of the most intriguing figures in twentieth-century le tter s an d mak es acces sib le on e of the richest and most rewarding achievements of modern poetry." Minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A DEATH IN NOVEMBER: AMERICA IN VIETNAM, 1963., Hammer, Ellen J.
34 Hammer, Ellen J. A DEATH IN NOVEMBER: AMERICA IN VIETNAM, 1963.
New York E.P. Dutton 1987 0525242104 / 9780525242109 First Edition Very Good Very Good 
373 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, map. "The time, January-November 1963. The place: Saigon. The circumstances: a fledgling nation being subverted from inside and out, and a set of treacherous Vietnamese generals and arrogant, blundering high officials of the Kennedy administration. The result: the assassination of South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem and his brother Ngo Dinh Nhu in a military coup that turned the Vietnam War in to an American war and set in motion an ever-widening tragedy. This riveting inside chronicle of a single year is not only an awesome task of research but a cautionary tale for all Americans. Dr. Hammer, who visited the embattled nation many time s during the period and interviewed key characters in the drama, cuts away layer after layer of double-talk to expose the cancer of incomprehension and mistrust that killed all hopes of preserving the independence of South Vietnam. Without ever calling names or placing blame the author is everywhere, probing, digging, uncovering - letting history render its own verdict. When November 1963 was over, both the Vietnamese and American presidents had died at the hands of assassins. No one but ( the author) could have summoned up the ghost of Ngo Dinh Diem with such power or demonstrated so poignantly its significance for our larger involvement in Vietnam." Minor edge wear, minor rubbing, date in ink on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has minor edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CONFEDERATE TIDE RISING: ROBERT E. LEE AND THE MAKING OF SOUTHERN STRATEGY, 1861-1862., Harsh, Joseph L.
35 Harsh, Joseph L. CONFEDERATE TIDE RISING: ROBERT E. LEE AND THE MAKING OF SOUTHERN STRATEGY, 1861-1862.
Kent, Ohio Kent State University Press 1998 0873385802 / 9780873385800 Near Fine Near Fine 
278 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w plates, maps/battle plans. "In this reexamination of Confederate war aims, (the author) anayzes the military policy and grand strategy adopted by Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis in the first two years of the Civil War. Recent critics of Lee have depicted him as a general of tactical brilliance, but one who lacked strategic vision. He has been accused of squandering meager military resources in vain pursuit of decisive victories during his first two years in field command. Critics of Davis claim he went too far in adopting a 'perimeter' policy which attempted to defend every square mile of Southern territory, scattering Confederate resources too thinly. Harsh argues, to the contrary, that Davis and Lee's policies allowed the Confederacy to survive longer than it otherwise could have and were the policies best designed to win Southern independence. The Confederacy needed to retain the resources of the upper South, and wanted to include the border states, so its aims were offensive rather than defensive. For the most part, Davis encouraged his field commanders to undertake aggressive operations, but it was not until Lee took command of the Army of Northern Virginia that Davis found a general with the intelligence and courage to invent and then execute a cogent strategy which gave the South a chance to win the war." 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
36 Hatch, Robert McConnell. THRUST FOR CANADA: THE AMERICAN ATTEMPT ON QUEBEC IN 1775-1776.
Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1979, Ist edition. 
295 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "...a colonial army came within a few snow-coverd yards of conquering Canada during the Revolutionary War...From Ethan Allen's abortive attempt to capture Montreal to Richard Montgomery and Benedict Arnold's 'full-scale' invasion, initiated by General Washington, the campaign was hampered by misunderstandings, inefficiency, petty quarrels, insubordination, as well as lack of food, armaments and trained soldiers. Not to mention bad luck. Heroic courage and fortitude were constantly betrayed by failures of discipline and cooperation...This is a meticulously detailed account that does justice to both sides. Carleton (the British governor of Canada) emerges as an able, astute, and decent man; Montgomery as an authentic hero; Arnold as a brilliant, courageous leader, who was also embittered and self-serving..." Previous owner's bookplate on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, very light edge wrinkling. VG +/VG+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
HOLDING ALOFT THE BANNER OF ETHIOPIA:  CARIBBEAN RADICALISM IN EARLY TWENTIETH-CENTURY AMERICA., James, Winston.
37 James, Winston. HOLDING ALOFT THE BANNER OF ETHIOPIA: CARIBBEAN RADICALISM IN EARLY TWENTIETH-CENTURY AMERICA.
London Verso 1998 1859849997 / 9781859849996 First Edition Very Good Very Good+ 
406 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, map. "Marcus Garvey, George Padmore, Richard B. Moore, Amy Jacques Garvey, Cyril Briggs, Claude McKay, Claudia Jones, C.L.R. James, Stokely Carmichael - the roster of immigrants from the Carribean who have made a profound impact on the development of radical politics in the United States is extensive. In this magisterial and lavishly illustrated work, Winston James focuses on the twentieth century's first waves of migrants from the Caribbean and their contribution to political dissidence in America. Examining how the characteristics of the societies they left shaped their perceptions of the land to which they traveled, James draws sharp distinctions between Hispanic, Anglophone, and other non-Hispanic arrivals. He explores the interconnections between the Cuban independence struggle, Puerto Rican nationalism, Afro-American feminism, and black communism in the first turbulent decades of the twentieth century. He also provides fascinating insights into the peculiarities of Puerto Rican radicalism's impact in New York City and recounts the remarkable story of Afro-Cuban radicalism in Florida." Light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
38 Keegan, John. WARPATHS: FIELDS OF BATTLE IN CANADA AND AMERICA.
Toronto Vintage 1996 0676970044 / 9780676970043 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
348 pp, 7 3/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "Military history and geography explain each other in North America as nowhere else in the world. Award-winning historian John Keegan explores their relationship and examines the battles fought over three centuries between Frenchman and Indian, Royalist and colonist, Union and Confederacy." Interior - minor browning to pages, otherwsie clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor browning to edges of text block, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
39 Kemp, Alan. YORKTOWN.
Almark, London, (1976). 
48 pp, 9" H, soft cover. B&w and color maps, b&w drawings, color uniform studies. ISBN 0855242582 "...a combined force of about 17,000 American and French troops under George Washington moved towards Yorktown where the 8,000 strong British and He ssian army was rapidly building up fortifications. Off Yorktown, the French fleet under De Grasse held off an attack by the British navy and thus isolated the British force in the garrison. As Cornwallis was expecting reinforcements from Clinton very soon, he withdrew to his inner defences, thus allowing the enemy siege artillery to get within range of his entire postion. Their bombardment was so successful that Cornwallis' situation quickly became desperate and, when no aid from Clinton arrived, sued for peace in October 1781. Although the War was not finally concluded until 1783, the surrender of Yorktown marked the twilight of the British in America." Interior - small label residue on inside of front cover, minor browning to edges of pages. Exterior - very light edge wear, very light soiling, very light soiling to edges of textblock. VG- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
40 Laffin, John. AMERICANS IN BATTLE.
London J.M. Dent 1973 0460039849 / 9780460039840 First Edition Very Good+ Good+ 
213 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). 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 accounts 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 Indians, to 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 American soldier today is 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 moderate edge wear, a few tiny tears, one 1/2" tear with crease, moderate rubbing on rear panel - light elsewhere, light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
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