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WINGS OVER LINCOLNSHIRE., Green, Peter; Hodgson, Mike; Taylor, Bill.
301 Green, Peter; Hodgson, Mike; Taylor, Bill. WINGS OVER LINCOLNSHIRE.
Midland, Leicester, 1994. 
60 pp, oblong small 8vo (7 13/16" H x 8 1/4" D), soft cover. ISBN 1857800249 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "The rural county of Lincolnshire can lay claim to being England's premier aviation county. It is the home of the Royal Air Force College at Cranwell, and was host to many thousands of Allied aircrew during the Second World War....This pictorial chronicles Lincolnshire's strong ties with the worlds of both civil and military aviation from before the First World War. The five sections begin with ballooning in the nineteenth century and continue through the First World War, the inter-war period, the Second World War and post-war to the Tornado, Tucano and Sentry of today. In addition to the aircraft, the p e r s o n a l i t ies such as B C Hucks, Sir Alan Cobham and Alex Henshaw are included. The photographs, 140 in all, have been selected from local archives and private collections." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Ext er io r - ve ry m in or edge wear, minor rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
FLYING COLORS.  FEATURING OVER 1300 MILITARY AIRCRAFT MARKINGS AND COLOR SCHEMES., Green, William and Swanborough, Gordon, compilers.
302 Green, William and Swanborough, Gordon, compilers. FLYING COLORS. FEATURING OVER 1300 MILITARY AIRCRAFT MARKINGS AND COLOR SCHEMES.
London Salamander 1997 086101944X / 9780861019441 Hard Cover Fine Very Good John Weal, Richard Caruana and Brian Knight. 
207 pp, 4to (12" H). Profusely illustrated in colour. "Military aircraft have been variously daubed, cunningly camouflaged, boastfully personalized or otherwise extravagantly colored since they first took to the air more than 80 years ago. From the time that the identity of aircraft was established with national insignia, the markings of aircraft has become a science, and their decoration an art form. At times of tension, trends have been toward camouflage colors for concealment as international relationships deteriorated. Yet, in peace and war, there have also been 'anti-camouflage' color schemes applied specifically to render aircraft more conspicuous for training, rescue and other purposes. 'Flying Colors' is a superb survey of this fascinating scene, depicting more than 100 different aircraft types, from the World War I Spads to the modern swing-wing Tornado, in more than 1300 spectacular illustrations. Splendid use is made of finely detailed profile drawings, top and bottom, head-on and 'scrap' views, together with emblem and other detail enlargements, all in full-color and each extensively researched by the compilers and artists who have striven for accuracy and interest. Each first-class drawing is described, with identification of squadron, unit, theater and period, and often even the pilot's name and rank too! Recognized as a major landmark in aviation publishing, this volume will especially delight aircraft modelmakers and all enthusiasts of the dramatic history of warplanes." Dust jacket has moderate creasing at top of spine - very light wrinkling at top/bottom of flap-folds and at bottom of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FLYING COLORS.  FEATURING OVER 1300 MILITARY AIRCRAFT MARKINGS AND COLOR SCHEMES., Green, William and Swanborough, Gordon, compilers.
303 Green, William and Swanborough, Gordon, compilers. FLYING COLORS. FEATURING OVER 1300 MILITARY AIRCRAFT MARKINGS AND COLOR SCHEMES.
London Salamander 1997 086101944X / 9780861019441 Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ John Weal, Richard Caruana and Brian Knight. 
207 pp, 4to (12" H). Profusely illustrated in colour. "Military aircraft have been variously daubed, cunningly camouflaged, boastfully personalized or otherwise extravagantly colored since they first took to the air more than 80 years ago. From the time that the identity of aircraft was established with national insignia, the markings of aircraft has become a science, and their decoration an art form. At times of tension, trends have been toward camouflage colors for concealment as international relationships deteriorated. Yet, in peace and war, there have also been 'anti-camouflage' color schemes applied specifically to render aircraft more conspicuous for training, rescue and other purposes. 'Flying Colors' is a superb survey of this fascinating scene, depicting more than 100 different aircraft types, from the World War I Spads to the modern swing-wing Tornado, in more than 1300 spectacular illustrations. Splendid use is made of finely detailed profile drawings, top and bottom, head-on and 'scrap' views, together with emblem and other detail enlargements, all in full-color and each extensively researched by the compilers and artists who have striven for accuracy and interest. Each first-class drawing is described, with identification of squadron, unit, theater and period, and often even the pilot's name and rank too! Recognized as a major landmark in aviation publishing, this volume will especially delight aircraft modelmakers and all enthusiasts of the dramatic history of warplanes." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor browning at some edges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE OBSERVER'S BASIC BOOK OF AIRCRAFT - MILITARY., Green, William.  Silhouettes by Dennis Punnett.
304 Green, William. Silhouettes by Dennis Punnett. THE OBSERVER'S BASIC BOOK OF AIRCRAFT - MILITARY.
Frederick Warne, London, (1968), reprint. 
272 pp, 5 3/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs and silhouettes. "The most compact reference source to the entire spectrum of today's military aircraft...illustrates the vast majority of the aeroplanes serving with the world's air forces and naval air arms, from attack bombers to assault transports; from strike fighters to support helicopters...comparison silhouette drawings are provided to enable differing versions of one basic aircraft design to be readily compared, and in addition to no fewer than 406 individual drawings and 140 photographs, the reader will find an enormous wealth of information, much of which has remained previously unpublished, concerning the production status of each aircraft type, quantities built of each version, the air arms by which it is used, its characteristics and its history." Interior - book slightly cracked at pages 208/9, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small bump to top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has moderate edge wear/wrinkling, moderate rubbing, light browning to spine and flap-folds, light water stain on half of spine, several very small chips and tears . VG-/Fair 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CANADA AND THE BATTLE OF VIMY RIDGE, 9-12 APRIL, 1917., Greenhous, Brereton & Harris, Stephen J.
305 Greenhous, Brereton & Harris, Stephen J. CANADA AND THE BATTLE OF VIMY RIDGE, 9-12 APRIL, 1917.
Ottawa Canada. Department of National Defence. 2004 0660193213 / 9780660193212 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good 
149 pp, 12" H. Profusely illustrated with sepiatone photographs, 1 fold-out map. "(C)ommemorates the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, when Canadian volunteers from every corner of the nation stormed the strongest natural fortress on the Western Front - one that had successfully withstood repeated French and British attacks over the previous two-and-a-half years. It was the first time that all four divisions of the Canadian Corps had attacked together, but it would not be the last. And before the war ended, Canadian courage and military prowess had won Canada substantial recognition in the Imperial War Cabinet and a seat at the peace conference in Versailles." From the preface by General A.J.G.D. de Chastelain. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor corner wear, very small bump at bottom edge of front cover, small indentation on front cover. 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
BRITISH AIRBORNE TROOPS 1940-45.  (MACDONALD ILLUSTRATED WAR STUDIES SERIES.), Gregory, Barry.
306 Gregory, Barry. BRITISH AIRBORNE TROOPS 1940-45. (MACDONALD ILLUSTRATED WAR STUDIES SERIES.)
Doubleday, Garden City, New York, 1974. 
160 pp, 8vo (9" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0385042477 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "This systematically arranged book deals comprehensively with the training, insignia, organisation, weapons, equipment, air transport, military operations and unit histories of British airborne forces. Military operations tells the whole war-time story from the ill-fated raid on the Tragino aqueduct in southern Italy in February 1941 to the Rhine-crossing and the cl osing stages of the recapture of Burma in 1945. Reference is also made to the Special Air Service Regiment and Allied units under command of 1st, 6th and Indian Airborne Divisions....(a) testimony to the courage, selfless dedication and go o d h u m o u r of British Airborne Troops 1940-45." Slight bump at top corner of boards, remainder spray on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - moderate at top of flap-folds, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Go od - 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE BOOK OF WAR LETTERS:  100 YEARS OF PRIVATE CANADIAN CORRESPONDENCE., Grescoe, Audrey and Grescoe, Paul, editors.
307 Grescoe, Audrey and Grescoe, Paul, editors. THE BOOK OF WAR LETTERS: 100 YEARS OF PRIVATE CANADIAN CORRESPONDENCE.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 2003 1551991055 / 9781551991054 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Fine 
455 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). "(I)ncludes private correspondence from the battle and home fronts during a century of war and peacekeeping, from South Africa in 1899 to Afghanistan in 2002. These are letters that truly illuminate - that explore the deepest feelings and frankest opinions and describe the bitter reality of battle and the often appalling conditions of combat zones. They are the authentic voices of soldiers, sailors, and air crew; privates and generals; military doctors and nurses; heroic warriors and courageous prisoners of war; and their loved ones who wrote from home. This is some of the most powerful writing that Canadians have ever committed to the page." Small pen notation in margin of page 315, slight fading to bottom edge of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A JOURNAL OF THE REIGN OF QUEEN VICTORIA FROM 1837 TO 1852.  COMPLETE IN TWO VOLUMES., Greville, Charles C.F.  Edited by Henry Reeve.
308 Greville, Charles C.F. Edited by Henry Reeve. A JOURNAL OF THE REIGN OF QUEEN VICTORIA FROM 1837 TO 1852. COMPLETE IN TWO VOLUMES.
New York D. Appleton 1885 Hard Cover Very Good- No Jacket 
576 pp, 598 pp, 8vo (8" H), olive green cloth with gold lettering and banding on spines, gold crest on front boards. These two volumes form the second part of 'The Greville Memoirs' which began with the reigns of George IV and William IV, but are complete in themselves, being numbered Vol. I and Vol. II. "(T)he present publication embraces a period of fourteen years, extending from the accession of Her Majesty Queen Victoria in 1837 to the coup d'etat of Napoleon III in 1851. The occurrences which took place after the close of 1851, the subsequent establishment of the Imperial power in France, the formation of the Cabinet of Lord Aberdeen, followed in 1853 by the Crimean War, mark an important epoch in the history of this country and Europe. I have therefore thought that this date is the appropriate conclusion of this portion of the work. Mr. Greville continued his Journal for nine years more, until the close of 1860, though in his later years he was less conversant with public affairs than he had been in the more active period of his life." From the Preface. Vol. I has a small bump to bottom corner of approx. first 50 pages, small finger print on verso of front free endpaper, small bump to bottom corner of rear board, small light stain at top fore-edge of textblock - scattered tiny faint foxing marks on lower fore-edge, small line scuff on front board. Vol. II has tiny crease/tear at bottom of two pages. Both volumes have light browning to edges of textblock, light to moderate edge wear. slight bump at some corners, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE STORY OF CANADIAN ROADS., Guillet, Edwin C.
309 Guillet, Edwin C. THE STORY OF CANADIAN ROADS.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1968 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
246 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, maps, drawings. "From portage trails snaking their way through the wilderness to superhighways carrying the raw materials and produce of an industrial nation, Canada's roads have had a romantic but long-neglected history. The problems which Canada has faced in seeking to connect two oceans by road would have been formidable even in a land more densely populated. Early builders found their way blocked by forest and swamp, rivers, rocks, vast areas of grassland, mountains, and muskeg. Their gradual success is recounted from the woodland trail cleared by Champlain in Acadia on through the early construction by corvee in New France; the Temiscouta Trail between the Atlantic Provinces and the Canadas; the infamous corduroy roads and bridges which jolted passengers unmercifully and lamed their horses; the plank roads, Canada's first contribution to road-building science; the cart tracks cut into the virgin prairies by Metis buffalo hunters; the Cariboo Road, build through sheer canyons and over mountain passes to the gold fields fo the Upper Fraser; and the vehicles which travelled these routes - the wonderul assortment of sleighs, caleches, buckboards, Red River carts, wagons, and stage-coaches of the nineteenth century. Then came the automobile, and with it an unprecedented personal mobility. Today Canada's roads are one of her principal resources. The Trans-Canada Highway, a dream for most of a century, has forged a new tie of asphalt and concrete, unifying the country." Dust jacket has very light edge wear, tiny dent on front hinge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
SOUTH AFRICAN WAR BOOKS: AN ILLUSTRATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE PUBLICATIONS RELATING TO THE BOER WAR OF 1899-1902., Hackett, R.G., compiler.
310 Hackett, R.G., compiler. SOUTH AFRICAN WAR BOOKS: AN ILLUSTRATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE PUBLICATIONS RELATING TO THE BOER WAR OF 1899-1902.
London Privately Published 1994 0952003902 / 9780952003908 Limited edition of 1200 Copies. Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
205 pp, 4to (12 1/2" H). "(A) comprehensive guide to Boer War literature published up to 1920. The author, drawing on his extensive collection, and other sources, has produced an important reference embracing general histories, regimental records, official publications, personal accounts and numerous other items, many privately printed. Over 200 reproductions of covers and title pages are present, many printed in colour. The volume will be of considerable value to collectors and dealers and to those generally interest in Victorian military history." A few areas of light to moderate wrinkling/creasing at top/bottom edges of panels, very light rubbing, several faint line indentations on rear panel. 
Price: 85.00 USD
 
 
THE SPITFIRE LOG:  A 50TH ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTE TO THE WORLD'S MOST FAMOUS FIGHTER PLANE., Haining, Peter.
311 Haining, Peter. THE SPITFIRE LOG: A 50TH ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTE TO THE WORLD'S MOST FAMOUS FIGHTER PLANE.
Souvenir Press, (London, 1989) reprint. 
144 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. Illustratedwith b & w photos., drawings and maps. ISBN 0285627163 On March 6th, 1936 one of the most famous & best-loved aeroplanes the world has ever known was born. This lavishly illustrated tribute brin gs together a fascinating collection of writings by men who flew or admired the Spitfire. One slight corner bump. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds - heavier at top of rear fla p - f o l d . Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE KEYES PAPERS:  SELECTIONS FROM THE PRIVATE AND OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE OF ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET BARON KEYES OF ZEEBRUGGE.  VOLUME II. 1919-1938., Halpern, Paul, G., editor.  (Admiral Keyes.)
312 Halpern, Paul, G., editor. (Admiral Keyes.) THE KEYES PAPERS: SELECTIONS FROM THE PRIVATE AND OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE OF ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET BARON KEYES OF ZEEBRUGGE. VOLUME II. 1919-1938.
George Allen & Unwin / Navy Records Society, London, 1980, first edition. 
468 pp, 8vo (9" H), hard cover in dust jacket. VOLUME II ONLY. ISBN 0049421654 B&w frontispiece, 2 maps. "Admiral Keyes's correspondence with leading naval personalities sheds light on a variety of naval, military and diplomatic problems during the inter-war period. These include the struggle over control of the Fleet Air Arm, the Jutland Controversy, the Invergordon Mutiny and its aftermath, and both the Washington Naval Conference and the Lausanne Conference. There are interesting lett ers to Keyes from friends describing the situation in the Baltic, 1919-20, and China in the 1920s. Of particular interest is an interview with President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1934; an account of a naval exercise in the Mediterranean si m u l a t i n g t he reinforcement of Singapore in the event of war with Japan; and a contingency plan for forcing the Dardenelles in the event of war with Turkey over the Mosul question. There are discussions of the writing of the official histor ie s of t he w ar , l et ters from a former Austrian naval officer on Adriatic matters and, of course, lots of revealing comments on the personalities (and feuds) of leaders of the time: Churchill, Trenchard, Beatty, Jellicoe, Chatfield and others . Th e l ett ers ar e a s fa sci nating to the general reader as they are essential to the student of the period...." Very light erased pencil marks on free front endpaper; minor mark on bottom of textblock; very light dampstain along bottom of fr on t b oard , at bot tom of r ea r h inge and a small area at top of both boards; light liquid stain on top of textblock; very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; slight minor bump at corners. Dust jacket has discoloration/damp marks at edges , h eavy fadi ng to spin e, l ight fai ding on p arts of panels, 2" closed tear archivally taped - two other small tears, light rubbing, light wear at top of spine and flap-folds. Good/Fair 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
313 Hamilton-williams, David. THE FALL OF NAPOLEON: THE FINAL BETRAYAL.
London Brockhampton 1999 1860199852 / 9781860199851 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
352 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w plates, maps/battle plans. "This important study of the cause and effects of Napoleon's removal from power tracks the significant events in his illustrious career through to his downfall and, while doing so, charts the clandestine diplomatic intrigues linking Britain, Austria, Russia and Prussia in the quest for the Emperor's demise. Using substantial new research, (the author) questions many of the established views in Napoleonic literature to date. By disclosing hitherto secret terrorist organizations, uncovering the attempts to assassinate Napoleon, highlighting unbridled political duplicity, and demonstrating a host of previously misinterpreted signals and actions, he instigates a fresh assessment of the fall of Napoleon, new reasons to consider how much it was self-inflicted and how much it became inevitable given the combined forces - 'friend' and well as 'foe' - ranged against him. However great his military campaigns, how often he was victorious on the battle-field, Napoleon was destined to be deposed by political connivance and personal betrayal." Very small bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ACES AGAINST GERMANY: THE AMERICAN ACES SPEAK.  VOLUME II., Hammel, Eric.
314 Hammel, Eric. ACES AGAINST GERMANY: THE AMERICAN ACES SPEAK. VOLUME II.
Pacifica Military History, Pacifica, California, 1993. 
323 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0935553452 B&w photographs, maps. "(The author) brings fresh first-person accounts from thirty-nine U.S. Army Air Corps fighter aces who blasted their way across the skies of North Afr ica, the Mediterranean, and northern and southern Europe in the great crusade against Hitler's vaunted Luftwaffe and the other Axis air forces. Coupled with a clear, concise historical overview of America's brilliant air war against the Axis i n E u r ope and North Africa, Hammel's detailed interviews bring out the most thrilling in-the-cockpit experiences of some of our country's best pilots. Climb aboard a P-38 Lightning as Maj. Bill Leverette fights America's highest-scoring single p er s on al a ir battle against the Luftwaffe. And get into the cockpit of a P-47 Thunderbolt as 15-victory ace Capt. Don Bryan scores his dream kill by outwitting the pilot of a far speedier German jet in the closing days of the war in Europe.. ." Du st ja cke t h as very light wrinkling along top edge, minor rubbing. Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A DEATH IN NOVEMBER: AMERICA IN VIETNAM, 1963., Hammer, Ellen J.
315 Hammer, Ellen J. A DEATH IN NOVEMBER: AMERICA IN VIETNAM, 1963.
New York E.P. Dutton 1987 0525242104 / 9780525242109 First Edition Hard Cover 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
 
 
316 Hankinson, Alan. FIRST BULL RUN 1861: THE SOUTH'S FIRST VICTORY. OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES 10.
London Osprey 1991 1855321335 / 9781855321335 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good - 
96 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, uniform studies, maps, battle plans, reproductions. "At Bull Run, two inexperienced, ill-trained and poorly led armies clashed in the opening engagement of the American Civil War. Culminating in a stalwart defensive fight by Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson's Virginia Brigade, this book is the story of the Confederacy's first victory." "Each volume (in this series) concludes with a brief guide to the battlefield today, and detailed notes for wargamers." Interior - small erased pencil marks along with place, date, Christmas notation and signature in pencil on half-title page; otherwise no other ownership marks. Exterior - bumped at bottom of spine - migrates into pages at bottom of gutters, very light rubbing, minor edge wear - mainly at corners, thin 1" scuff on rear cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
317 Hankinson, Alan. VICKSBURG 1863: GRANT CLEARS THE MISSISSIPPI. OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES 26.
(Osprey, London, 1993). 
96 pp, large 8vo, soft cover. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, uniform studies, maps, battle plans, reproductions. "The capture of Vicksburg, key to the Mississippi, ranks with Gettysburg as one of the turning points of the American Civil War. It was also one of Grant's finest campaigns, a true test of character and leadership. Alan Hankinson...here describes the frustrating series of operations by which Grant attempted to bypass the swamps and bayous that protected the city to the north; the Battles of Champion Hill and Big Black River; and the siege." "Each volume (in this series) concludes with a brief guide to the battlefield today, and detailed notes for wargamers." Interior - previous owner's embossed blind stamp on title and contents page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, very minor soiling on bottom of textblock, spine flat and uncreased. VG 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE WARS OF THE ANCIENT GREEKS AND THEIR INVENTION OF WESTERN MILITARY CULTURE., Hanson, Victor Davis.  General editor, John Keegan.
318 Hanson, Victor Davis. General editor, John Keegan. THE WARS OF THE ANCIENT GREEKS AND THEIR INVENTION OF WESTERN MILITARY CULTURE.
Cassell, London, 1999, first edition. 
224 pp, small 4to (10 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 155278102X Profusely illustration in colour and b&w with photograph, reproductions, maps/battle plans. "This brilliant account, full of unique insights into the warfare of Ancient Gre ece, covers a millenium of war: from the development of the Greek city-state, to the Persian Wars; from the Peloponnesian War of the late fifth century BC, to the military revolution of the fourth century BC and the end of the citizen militia u n d e r Philip, to the rise of Alexander the Great and the Hellenization of the western world. Throughout, (the author) places the reader in the thick of the battle - transforming the distant figures of survey and atlas to real people who killed a nd d ie d. With wonderfully descriptive illustrations of battle scenes and explanatory maps, this study brings a much needed reality to military scholarship. (He) brings vividly to life the reality of hoplite fighting and the gruelling challe nge of a cul tur e in which battle was an expected and regular part of life. A man's contribution on the battlefield was tremendously important: for his own epitaph Aeschylus wrote of having fought at Marathon, but made no mention at all of havi ng w ritt en the monu me ntal triology, th 'Oresteia'. The list of notable Greeks at war contains name after famous name - philosophers, playwrights, poets, historians - all of whom, at one time or other, had killed in hand-to-hand fighting. Sopho cles, Socr ate s, D emost hen es - each fought in battle armed only with spear and shield. War formed the backdrop of centuries of Greek civilization. The unique practice of Ancient Greek warfare explains how the rise of western civilization and many o f its inst ituti ons we re o riginally an integral part of the conduct of war." Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
DUNKIRK: THE NECESSARY MYTH., Harman, Nicholas.
319 Harman, Nicholas. DUNKIRK: THE NECESSARY MYTH.
Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1980. 
271 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 034024299X B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "(The author), in this long, close and hard look at one of the events which shaped the course of the war, cogently argues that if the ful l truth had been known at the time, the nation's exultation at its deliverance would have been greatly dimmed; and that the Dunkirk spirit, which helped to sustain the British people through five more hard years of war was to a considerable e x t e n t b ased on myth; necessary myth, which was eagerly embraced by a nation under the spell of Churchill's oratory. For while the soldiers, or most of them, displayed fortitude, there was deception and trickery, conflict and contradictory ord er s at t he po litical and high command level. It can be argued that in war it is sometimes necessary to deceive allies as well as enemies. The reader will be able to judge for himself the morality of actions taken by desperate men as catastrop he lo ome d e ver nea rer. Nicholas Harman scrutinises the Dunkirk affair at all its levels. He sees it through the eyes of Cabinet ministers and military commanders; from the naval angle and from the viewpoint of those who manned the 'little shi ps' ; a nd h e ha s re s earc hed a wealth of revealing anecdote about the confused, exhausted soldiers who made the long retreat to the port, and who, on arrival in Britain, were welcomed as if they had been conquerors." Large gift inscription on free fro nt en d pap er, r em ainde r mark on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, very light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
PLASSEY 1757:  CLIVE OF INDIA'S FINEST HOUR.  OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES 35., Harrington, Peter.  General editor, David G. Chandler.
320 Harrington, Peter. General editor, David G. Chandler. PLASSEY 1757: CLIVE OF INDIA'S FINEST HOUR. OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES 35.
(Osprey, London, 1994). 
96 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, reproductions, maps, battle plans, uniform studies. "Set against a background of intrigue, oriental dissimulation and downright treachery, the story of Plassey has all the ingredients of fiction - Anglo-French rivalry for domination of trade in the vastly rich subcontinent; the 'atrocity' of the Black Hole of Calcutta; a fog-enshrouded march through the very middle of a Bengali army; and finally a battle won by will-power and nerve against enormous odds. Peter Harrington prefaces his colourful account with the story of the siege of Arcot, during which Clive won his spurs." "The Osprey Campaign Series presents concise, authoritative accounts 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 - very faint cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor soiling on bottom of textblock, light yellowing to covers and edges of textblock, light waviness to top of textblock, flat uncreased spine. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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