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1943, The Victory That Never Was

By: Grigg, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Hill and Wang, 1980

Edition: 1st American Edition


This bookseller's father was among those captured in that ill-fated invasion. Black mark on bottom edge. A brilliant and fascinating account of the second world war and the crucial military decisions of 1943. This controversial book reveals major Allied miscalculations. Grigg analyzes the delay of the second front within the context of the entire war. For instance, the strategy determined at the summit meeting at Casablanca--to invade sicily and Italy, the "soft unde... View more info

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84th Infantry Division in Battle of the Ardennes December 1944 - January 1945.

By: Draper, Theodore

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Historical Section, 84th Infantry Division, 1945

Edition: 1st Edition


Previous owner's name with his note to his mother that he had been to all the places mentioned. Some tanning around edges, couple of tiny tears at edges and minor spotting. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 55 pages; 31000 View more info

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After Fifteen Years A Fascinating Behind-The-Scenes Story of Nazi War Crimes Trials Disclosed Here for the First Time

By: JAWORSKI, LEON

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Gulf Publishing Co, 1961

Edition: 1st Edition


More than an exciting and revealing story of uncovering and prosecuting Nazi war criminals -- for that could have been told shortly after World War II. But this is a story that required fifteen years of waiting--after the immediate post war years had passed, and after the emotions of war had returned to normal. With a special introduction by Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson. Mildly worn DJ (mostly on rear panel) in new mylar. Page edges freckled. ; 8vo 8" - 9" t... View more info

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Air Heroes Of World War II Sixteen Stories of Heroism in the Air

By: Jackson, Robert

Price: $11.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Press, 1978

Edition: 1st Edition


With 4 pages of half-tone illustrations. Jacket design by Grant Bradford. DJ edgeworn. ; Book Club Edition; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 164 pages; 30590 View more info

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Atlas Of World War II With 85 Illustrations and 150 Maps

By: Natkiel, Richard (Text by Robin L. Sommer)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Bison, 1985

Edition: 1st English Edition


Military actions involve such a complicated sequence of events in time and place that it is almost impossible to describe them in words alone. This book therefore provides a careful balance of information-packed yet clear and precise maps and an authoritative complementary commentary. A selection of historic photographs is also included. Very minor edgewear, DJ in mylar. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 192 pages; 15558 View more info

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Band Of Brothers E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normancy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest

By: Ambrose, Stephen E.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 2001


The story of the men in this brave unit who fought, went hungry, froze, and died, a company that took 150% casualties and considered the Purple Heart a badge of office. The HBO miniseries event produced by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg based on this story. New foreword by the author. Very slight edgewear. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 336 pages; 28239 View more info

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Berlin Diary, The Journal Of A Foreign Correspondent, 1934-1941

By: Shirer, William L.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Alfred A Knopf, 1941

Edition: 1st Edition


A radio broadcaster kept notes, putting them in this diary, as the war comes to fruition. Some stains to spine ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 605 pages; 31449 View more info

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Between Silk And Cyanide: A Codemaker's War, 1941-1945

By: Marks, Leo

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Free Press (Simon & Schuster), 1999

Edition: Reprint; 3rd Printing


In 1942, with a black-market chicken tucked under his arm by his mother, Leo Marks left his father's famous bookshop, 84 Charing Cross Road, and went off to fight the war. He was 22, a cryptographer genius and became head of communications at the Special Operations Executive (SOE) , where he revolutionized the codemaking techniques of the Allies. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 613 pages; 29351 View more info

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Blood And Banquets A Berlin Social Diary

By: Fromm, Bella

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Harper, in association with Cooperation Pub. Co, 1942

Edition: 3rd Edition


Excerpts of a diary of a German girl during WWII. Her entries were in German but she helped translate it into English. In making her selections, she wished to help clarify how it was possible for the culture-loving nation of Goethe, Schiller, and Kant, of Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, and Brahms, to succumb at last to the new barbarism of Adolf Hitler. Her dedication was to her Mother "whose memory I cherished across the veil of years". Her dedication was to her Mothe... View more info

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Born In Battle Round the World Adventures of the 513th Bombardment Squadron

By: Thomas, Captain Rowan T.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, John C. Winston, 1944

Edition: 1st Edition


Frontispiece of entire squadron at Salt Lake City, Utah. The story of the 200,000 mile bombing odyssey made by 109 men of the 513th bombardment squadron. As the reader moves with these boys from Karachi, India, to the Middle East, Greece, North Africa, and finally toward Italy, the great global war finally boils itself down to a thrilling and terrible and personal adventure. Moderate edgewear, lightly chipped DJ in mylar book jacket cover. Prevous owner's name on pastedo... View more info

Brave Men

By: Ernie, Pyle

Price: $13.00

Publisher: NY, Henry Holt & Company, 1944


Previous owner's name. DJ chipped and torn, now in new mylar. A wartime book. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 474 pages; 27226 View more info

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Britain Against Germany 1939-1945 A Record in Pictures

By: British Information Services

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, British Information Services, 1945


Edgeworn, tanned; tear at heel of spine. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 127 pages; 27012 View more info

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Can We Stay Out of the War?

By: Bradley, Phillips

Price: $12.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton, 1936

Edition: Stated 1st Edition


From the introduction: The pressing question of the hour: Can the United States keep out of the next war in Europe or the Far East? The passage of the Neutrality Act in August, 1935, the action of President Roosevelt under it, and efforts to renew and widen the scope of the law indicate a new turn in American foreign policy. Appendices, index and notes. DJ Is chipped and edgeworn, now in mylar. A spot on the foredge. ; Social Action Books Series; 8vo 8" - 9" tal... View more info

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Castles Of Steel -- Britain, Germany, And The Winning Of The Great War At Sea

By: Massie, Robert K.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY, Random House, 2003

Edition: Stated 1st Edition


In August 1914, two navies in the world confronted each other across the North Sea. At first there were skirmishes, then battles off the coasts of England and Germany and in the far corners of the world. Castles of Steel is about war at sea, leadership and command, courage, genius, and folly. All these elements are given magnificent scope by the Pulitzer Prize winning author, Robert K. Massie, as the special and widely hailed literary mastery. ; B&W Photographs; Small 4t... View more info

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China-Burma-India

By: Moser, Don, and Editors of Time-Life Books

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Time-Life Books, 1980

Edition: 3rd Printing


Six chapters, 10 picture essays, bibliography and index. ; World War II Time Life Books Series; B&W and color Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 208 pages; 30791 View more info