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Q-Ships Versus U-Boats: America's Secret Project

By: Beyer, Kenneth M.

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Annapolis, Maryland, Naval Institute Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition: First Printing

Store ID: 015018

ISBN: 1557500444

Condition: Fine in Fine Dust Jacket


015018: Bookjacket/dustjacket now protected by a New Mylar Cover. Boards and pages are clean, unmarked, bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Stated First Printing. "In a desperate attempt to counteract the deadly onslaught of U-boats in the Atlantic, President Franklin D. Roosevelt initiated a secret project in 1942 that called for the use of decoys disguised as merchant ships. These heavily armed warships were referred to as Q-ships, and very little information about them has been recorded over the past fifty years. Now a U.S. naval officer who served in ... View more info

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One Of The Boys But Always A Lady

By: Dowling, Lillian Jones

Price: $28.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Vantage Press: 1998

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Store ID: 003191

ISBN: 0533122384

Condition: Fine in Fine Dust Jacket


003191: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. "The Life of a Red Cross Recreation Worker in Combat Troop Camps in Australia During the War With Japan. An intimate account of one woman's experiences serving her country. From the uproarious, such as lessons about 'a screw being better in the tropics' (not what you think) to the mundane, like the ever-present insects, a complete picture is offered in frank detail. " Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. : 6.25 x 9.25 in.: 184 pages View more info

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Keepers Of The Sea (United States Navy)

By: Maroon, Fred J. / Beach, Edward L.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Annapolis, Maryland, Naval Institute Press: 1983

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Store ID: 003188

ISBN: 0870217275

Condition: Good with no Dust Jacket


003188: Copy has small worn spot at bottom edge of back board. And corner; also is numbered "81" with label from U. S. Navy on inside of front cover. One page (33-34) has a short tear, repaired with archival tape. Beautiful, impressive photographic account of the U. S. Navy. Full-page, many covering two full pages, full-color as well as black & white photographs throughout.: Photographs: 9.25 x 12.25 in.: 256 pages View more info

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Army Historical Series * American Military History

By: Matloff, Maurice (Editor)

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Washington, D. C., Office Of The Chief Of Military History, United States Army: 1973

Edition: Reprint

Store ID: 001486

Condition: Very Good with No Dust Jacket as issued


001486: No Jacket as Issued. "Except for Chapters 27 and 28, which have been considerably revised, this edition is essentially a reprint of the 1969 version. ... As of the time this manuscript goes to press, the final chapter on the Army's role in Vietnam remains unwritten. It is of course especially difficult to write the history of a war not yet over, but Chapter 28, covering the action through the end of 1967, does reflect the research and on-the-spot observation of several able historians whose personal and professional views of the war are by no means uniform. " Scarce, Out Of Pr... View more info

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Combat Corpsman : The Vietnam Memoir of a Navy Seals Medic

By: McPartlin, Greg

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Dutton Caliber: 2005

Edition: First Edition: First Printing

Store ID: 013606

ISBN: 0425205827

Condition: Very Good


013606: Boards and pages are clean, unmarked, bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered (except for light creasing at cover corners). Printing Number Line (10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1). Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. "Trained To Heal…And To Kill. All his life, Greg McPartlin wanted to be a Marine corpsman, a medic skilled at saving lives. Three months of bagging-and-tagging bodies during Vietnam's Tet Offensive took the luster off being a Marine - but not off McPartlin's desire to serve his country. After assisting in the sea recovery of Apollo 11 - the first ship to bring men to the moon - the t... View more info

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Aegean Rivals The Persians Imperial Greece (Empires Their Rise And Fall)

By: More, Daisy / Bowman, John

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts, Boston Publishing Company: 1986

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Store ID: 003582

ISBN: 0150040253

Condition: Good in Good Dust Jacket


003582: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Front flyleaf has been removed and copy has black mark on bottom of page block and on back of title page. Also, has worn spot on inside of covers from previously incorrectly attached dustjacket cover. Dustjacket has worn spot on inside of flaps from removed adhesive. "Full color photographs - over 300 per volume - are combined with an absorbing narrative in a lively historical account each empire and an examination of the period's most enduring cultural achievements." Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. : 9 x 11.75 in.: 168 pages View more info

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Our Paradise (A GI's War Diary)

By: Norquist, Ernest O.

Price: $74.00

Publisher: Hancock, Wisconsin, Pearl-Win Publishing: 1989

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Store ID: 003737

ISBN: 0960624090

Condition: Very Good in Fine Dust Jacket


003737: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Foreword by John Norquist, Mayor of Milwaukee. Copy is SIGNED BY AUTHOR, full-page of front flyleaf: Dated Dec. 6, 1989 "To Art, Some of your people have endured things in the early part of the century - things as bad and worse than the experiences in this book. I hope you find the book meaningful. Ernie Norquist. " Front of dustjacket has a misprint/misspelling of "Foreward". "Written while young Ernest Norquist was a medical corpsman in the U. S. Army. From April 1942 to August 1945 he kept a daily account of ... View more info

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U. S. News & World Report Magazine - April 23, 1990 (Exclusive - Death At Sea)

By: U. S. News & World Report

Price: $16.00

Publisher: U. S. News & World Report: 1990

Store ID: 006071

Condition: Very Good


006071: U. S. News & World Report Magazine (April 23, 1990) Exclusive - Death At Sea. Complete Original Magazine. Cover Stories include: What Blew Up The U. S. S. Iowa? A Year Later, The Navy Still Blames One Suicidal Sailor. But That Verdict Is Deeply Flawed * Planet Earth: Greener Than You Think. Front cover is lightly creased and has blank label placed over original subscriber's address, plus some redish coloring. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. : 8 x 10.5 in.: 80 pages View more info