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1 Albanov, Valerian & Linda Dubosson; Roberts, David & Jon Krakauer & Alison Anderson In the Land of White Death An Epic Story of Survival in the Siberian Arctic
New York Modern Library 2000 0679641009 / 9780679641001 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Inscribed "I hope you enjoy this true adventure, Christmas 2000" and signed. The signature could be of author or just someone gifting the book. Jon Krakauer is the writer of the preface and author of Into the Wild and Into Thin Air. Dust has been price clipped otherwise in new condition. In 1912, six months after Robert Falcon Scott and four of his men came to grief in Antarctica, a thirty-two-year-old Russian navigator named Valerian Albanov embarked on an expedition that would prove even more disastrous. In search of new Arctic hunting grounds, Albanov's ship, the Saint Anna, was frozen fast in the pack ice of the treacherous Kara Sea-a misfortune grievously compounded by an incompetent commander, the absence of crucial nautical charts, insufficient fuel, and inadequate provisions that left the crew weak and debilitated by scurvy. For nearly a year and a half, the twenty-five men and one woman aboard the Saint Anna endured terrible hardships and danger as the icebound ship drifted helplessly north. Convinced that the Saint Anna would never free herself from the ice, Albanov and thirteen crewmen left the ship in January 1914, hauling makeshift sledges and kayaks behind them across the frozen sea, hoping to reach the distant coast of Franz Josef Land. With only a shockingly inaccurate map to guide him, Albanov led his men on a 235-mile journey of continuous peril, enduring blizzards, disintegrating ice floes, attacks by polar bears and walrus, starvation, sickness, snowblindness, and mutiny. That any of the team survived is a wonder. That Albanov kept a diary of his ninety-day ordeal-a story that Jon Krakauer calls an "astounding, utterly compelling book," and David Roberts calls "as lean and taut as a good thriller"-is nearly miraculous. First published in Russia in 1917, Albanov's narrative is here translated into English for the first time. Haunting, suspenseful, and told with gripping detail, In the Land of White Death can now rightfully take its place among the classic writings of Nansen, Scott, Cherry-Garrard, and Shackleton. Dust jacket now in Brodart mylar protective (clear) cover.; Signed by Author 
Price: 19.97 USD
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Hawker Hunter in Action - Aircraft No. 121, Ashley, Glenn & Joe Sewell & Don Greer
2 Ashley, Glenn & Joe Sewell & Don Greer Hawker Hunter in Action - Aircraft No. 121
Squadron/Signal Publications 1992 089747273x / 9780897472739 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Near Fine with no dust jacket Illustrated by Joe Sewell 
Oblong magazine in archival sleeve for protection. We ship within 24 hours. Scarce in this condition. See scan of actual book being offered. After WWII there was a need for multi-role aircraft thus the Hawker Hunter was designed. The RAF developed several different types of Hunter. Sweden and the Netherlands looked at the Hunter and models were sold to the Swiss Air Force and the Republic of Singapore, the Jordanian Air Force, Sultan of Oman and Nato were also consumers of this versitle plane. This publication is a must for model builders. There is a center section with color illustations of the various Hunters. ; Photographs, Drawings; 8.30 X 7.90 X 0.20 inches; 50 pages 
Price: 9.58 USD
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Fields of Little America,  An Illustrated History of the 8th Air Force 2nd Air Division, 1942-45, Bowman, Martin
3 Bowman, Martin Fields of Little America, An Illustrated History of the 8th Air Force 2nd Air Division, 1942-45
Wensum books 1977 0903619199 / 9780903619196 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 128 pages 
Price: 11.98 USD
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Wings of the Weird and Wonderful A look at some of the world's most unusual and outstanding aircraft, Brown, Eric
4 Brown, Eric Wings of the Weird and Wonderful A look at some of the world's most unusual and outstanding aircraft
Tab Books 1987 083062404x / 9780830624041 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Oblong paperback in excellent conditon. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition. We provide delivery confirmation and ship within 24 hours. See scan of actual magazine with feature articles printed on front. This book belongs in the collection of any scale aircraft modeler, aviation, or military enthusiast.; Photographs, Diagrams, Maps; 9 X 7.30 X 0.60 inches 
Price: 22.38 USD
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Shadow Warriors  Inside the Special Forces, Clancy, Tom &  Carl Stiner
5 Clancy, Tom & Carl Stiner Shadow Warriors Inside the Special Forces
Putnam Adult 2002 0399147837 / 9780399147838 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. In his first two Commanders books, Tom Clancy teamed with armor and infantry General Fred Franks, Jr., and Air Force General Chuck Horner to provide masterful blends of history, biography, you-are-there narrative, insight into the practice of leadership, and plain old-fashioned storytelling. Shadow Warriors is all of that, and more, for in the words of Lieutenant General Bill Yarborough, "There are itches that only Special Forces can scratch."; Study in Command; 9.10 X 5.80 X 1.80 inches; 544 pages; Signed by All Authors 
Price: 49.97 USD
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THE ARMY AIR FORCES IN WORLD WAR II  V THE PACIFIC-MATTERHORN TO NAGASAKI, Craven, Wesley and James Lea Cate: Editors
6 Craven, Wesley and James Lea Cate: Editors THE ARMY AIR FORCES IN WORLD WAR II V THE PACIFIC-MATTERHORN TO NAGASAKI
The University of Chicago Press 1953 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
First Edition with dust. May have musty odor due to age and storage otherwise nice copy. Dust jacket has chips, but now in Brodart mylar protective cover.Covers from June1944-August 1945. Other volumes in the set may be available. From Wikipedia: fter V-J Day the Historical Office was moved from Intelligence to be a special staff office. The Office approached Wesley Craven and James Cate to oversee the history project. Craven, then a Lieutenant Colonel in the AAF, was on leave from the faculty of New York University. Cate, then a Major, had come to the AAF from the University of Chicago. They agreed on the condition that they would be given a free hand in editorial decisions and access to all pertinent materials, a requirement which they state "has been lived up to in letter and in spirit". The University of Chicago agreed with similar conditions to sponsor and publish the work.The seven volumes are in effect a collection of essays. Craven and Cate recruited 32 authors to write chapters or whole sections and also wrote several chapters themselves. Most of the authors had served in the AAF during the war and had returned to their college and university faculties after it. A few were professional officers with academic training. Craven and Cate note that "They have written as present scholars rather than as former Air Corps officers".Though the series has the appearance of an official history, editors Wesley Craven and James Cate emphasize that is "not an official report in the ordinary sense of that term one to which the Air Staff necessarily subscribes in all its details and final conclusions". ; Vol. 5 
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Army Air Forces in World War II, Vol. 4  The Pacific: Guadalcanal to Saipan, August 1942 to July 1944, Craven, Wesley Frank & James Lea Cate
7 Craven, Wesley Frank & James Lea Cate Army Air Forces in World War II, Vol. 4 The Pacific: Guadalcanal to Saipan, August 1942 to July 1944
The University of Chicago Press 1950 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
This is the 1950 first edition with dust jacket. May have musty odor due to age and storage otherwise nice copy. Dust jacket has chips, but now in Brodart mylar protective cover. "This is the record of the Army Air Forces against Japan during the two years extending from the summer of 1942 to the summer of 1944. Air strategy and tactics herin described contrast sharply with those followed in the European war." May have other copies of the set available. ; Vol. 4; Maps, Photographs, illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 825 pages 
Price: 59.97 USD
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The Army Air Forces in World War II - Volume Three, Craven, Wesley Frank & James Lea Cate
8 Craven, Wesley Frank & James Lea Cate The Army Air Forces in World War II - Volume Three
The University of Chicago Press 1951 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition. From Wikipedia: fter V-J Day the Historical Office was moved from Intelligence to be a special staff office. The Office approached Wesley Craven and James Cate to oversee the history project. Craven, then a Lieutenant Colonel in the AAF, was on leave from the faculty of New York University. Cate, then a Major, had come to the AAF from the University of Chicago. They agreed on the condition that they would be given a free hand in editorial decisions and access to all pertinent materials, a requirement which they state "has been lived up to in letter and in spirit". The University of Chicago agreed with similar conditions to sponsor and publish the work.The seven volumes are in effect a collection of essays. Craven and Cate recruited 32 authors to write chapters or whole sections and also wrote several chapters themselves. Most of the authors had served in the AAF during the war and had returned to their college and university faculties after it. A few were professional officers with academic training. Craven and Cate note that "They have written as present scholars rather than as former Air Corps officers".Though the series has the appearance of an official history, editors Wesley Craven and James Cate emphasize that is "not an official report in the ordinary sense of that term one to which the Air Staff necessarily subscribes in all its details and final conclusions". ; Volume Three - Europe: Argument to V-E Day January 1944 to May 1945; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 948 pages 
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The Army Air Forces In World War II  Volume 2, Europe: Torch to Pointblank, August 1942 to December 1943, Craven, Wesley Frank; & James Lea Cate
9 Craven, Wesley Frank; & James Lea Cate The Army Air Forces In World War II Volume 2, Europe: Torch to Pointblank, August 1942 to December 1943
The University of Chicago Press 1949 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
First edition with dust. This is a review copy with a signed letter laid in from Col. W. J. Paul the director, Air History Group. Dust jacket has chips, but now in Brodart mylar protective cover. From Wikipedia "after V-J Day the Historical Office was moved from Intelligence to be a special staff office. The Office approached Wesley Craven and James Cate to oversee the history project. Craven, then a Lieutenant Colonel in the AAF, was on leave from the faculty of New York University. Cate, then a Major, had come to the AAF from the University of Chicago. They agreed on the condition that they would be given a free hand in editorial decisions and access to all pertinent materials, a requirement which they state "has been lived up to in letter and in spirit".[5] The University of Chicago agreed with similar conditions to sponsor and publish the work.The seven volumes are in effect a collection of essays. Craven and Cate recruited 32 authors to write chapters or whole sections and also wrote several chapters themselves. Most of the authors had served in the AAF during the war and had returned to their college and university faculties after it. A few were professional officers with academic training. Craven and Cate note that "They have written as present scholars rather than as former Air Corps officers".Though the series has the appearance of an official history, editors Wesley Craven and James Cate emphasize that is "not an official report in the ordinary sense of that term one to which the Air Staff necessarily subscribes in all its details and final conclusions".; 9.80 X 6.70 X 2.30 inches; 897 pages; Signed by Associated 
Price: 49.97 USD
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The Army Air Forces In World War II, Volume 1 Plans and Early Operations, January 1939 to August 1942, Craven, Wesley Frank; & James Lea Cate
10 Craven, Wesley Frank; & James Lea Cate The Army Air Forces In World War II, Volume 1 Plans and Early Operations, January 1939 to August 1942
The University of Chicago Press 1948 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Fair dust jacket 
Volume 1. First edition with dust. Dust jacket has chips and a small section missing in spine area of dust , but now in Brodart mylar protective cover. This is first volume in set and other volumes may be available. From Wikipedia "after V-J Day the Historical Office was moved from Intelligence to be a special staff office. The Office approached Wesley Craven and James Cate to oversee the history project. Craven, then a Lieutenant Colonel in the AAF, was on leave from the faculty of New York University. Cate, then a Major, had come to the AAF from the University of Chicago. They agreed on the condition that they would be given a free hand in editorial decisions and access to all pertinent materials, a requirement which they state "has been lived up to in letter and in spirit".[5] The University of Chicago agreed with similar conditions to sponsor and publish the work.The seven volumes are in effect a collection of essays. Craven and Cate recruited 32 authors to write chapters or whole sections and also wrote several chapters themselves. Most of the authors had served in the AAF during the war and had returned to their college and university faculties after it. A few were professional officers with academic training. Craven and Cate note that "They have written as present scholars rather than as former Air Corps officers".Though the series has the appearance of an official history, editors Wesley Craven and James Cate emphasize that is "not an official report in the ordinary sense of that term one to which the Air Staff necessarily subscribes in all its details and final conclusions". ; Vol. 1 
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ECHOES OF PINEBROOK, CRAWFORD, PERCY B
11 CRAWFORD, PERCY B ECHOES OF PINEBROOK
YOUNG PEOPLE CHURCH OF THE AIR 1941 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Compliments and Author signature on endpaper. A Series of timely messages. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 25.97 USD
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Steady Nerves and Stout Hearts, The Enterprise   Air Group and Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941, Cressman, Robert
12 Cressman, Robert Steady Nerves and Stout Hearts, The Enterprise Air Group and Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941
Pictorial Histories Publishing Co. 1991 0929521250 / 9780929521251 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
; CV-6; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 72 pages 
Price: 11.18 USD
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Plenty of Room & Air, Cushman, Dan
13 Cushman, Dan Plenty of Room & Air
Great Falls, Montana Stay Away, Joe Publishers 1975 0911436049 / 9780911436044 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by the author. Blue cloth. Bright color. A book about homesteading days in Montana. Cushman's Stay Away, Joe is one of the best novels of the American West. Clean, tight contents. Dust in brodart mylar protective cover! We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; 260 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 29.97 USD
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Navy Air Colors,   United States Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Aircraft Camouflage and Markings, Vol. 2, 1945-1985 - Specials series, Doll, Thomas E. & Berkley R. Jackson & William A. Riley & Don Greer & Kevin Wornkey
14 Doll, Thomas E. & Berkley R. Jackson & William A. Riley & Don Greer & Kevin Wornkey Navy Air Colors, United States Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Aircraft Camouflage and Markings, Vol. 2, 1945-1985 - Specials series
Squadron/Signal Publications 1985 0897471679 / 9780897471671 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Pictoral cover. See scan of actual book that is for sale. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition.We ship within 24 hours and provide delivery confirmation.; 6157; Photographs and Illustrations; 10.80 X 8.30 X 5 inches; 96 pages 
Price: 23.98 USD
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The Cantrells and the Donleys in America, Donley, Edward
15 Donley, Edward The Cantrells and the Donleys in America
E. Donley 1998 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
. 220 pages, fully indexed. Appendix. Written by the CEO of Air Products, Inc. A letter signed by author is inside book. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; 220 pages; 
Price: 45.00 USD
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McDonnell F-101 Voodoo, Dorr, Robert F.
16 Dorr, Robert F. McDonnell F-101 Voodoo
Osprey Publishing Ltd. 1987 0850457521 / 9780850457520 First Edition; Various Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Excellent book and reference on this combat aircraft. Robert F. Dorr, 71, is an author (1955- ); an Air Force veteran (1957-60); and a retired senior Foreign Service officer (a diplomat; 1964-89). He has three books currently in print. The newest is "MISSION TO BERLIN,":about the Americans who fought in one of the largest aerial battles of World War II.He is the author of 70 books and thousands of magazine articles about the Air Force, aviation and military affairs. He writes a weekly opinion column for Air Force Times, monthly columns for Combat Aircraft, Air International and Aerospace America magazines, and a quarterly column for Air Power History, which he helped create. His first paid magazine article was in the November 1955 Air Force magazine when he was fifteen. He wrote 1,700 history columns for all four Military Times newspapers from 2000 to 2009. Bob Dorr's other books in print are "HELL HAWKS,"" co-authored with Thomas D. Jones, a history of a P-47 Thunderbolt fighter group in World War II and "AIR FORCE ONE," a history of presidential aircraft. He is a private pilot and parachutist and has flown aboard most current Air Force aircraft. ; Osprey Air Combat; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 198 pages 
Price: 15.18 USD
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Voodoo, Drendel, Lou & Paul Stevens
17 Drendel, Lou & Paul Stevens Voodoo
Squadron/Signal Publications Inc. 1985 0897471628 / 9780897471626 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Near Fine 
Pictoral cover. See scan of actual book that is for sale. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition.We ship within 24 hours and provide delivery confirmation.; Modern Military Aircraft series; Photographs and Illustrations; 10.80 X 8.30 X 5 inches; 64 pages 
Price: 31.66 USD
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The Military History of World War II, Volume 1-11 and 14-18, Dupuy, Trevor Nevitt, Col., Retired
18 Dupuy, Trevor Nevitt, Col., Retired The Military History of World War II, Volume 1-11 and 14-18
Franklin Watts, Inc. 1962 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Not the Complete set. Missing volumes 12 & 13. Red covers with photo insets and white and/or black lettering. May have minor rubs to edges and/ or corners. Contents clean and tight. No dust (as issued) as covers have stunning images appropriate to subject.. 1. European Land Battles 1939-1943 2. European Land Battles 1944-1945 3. Land Battles: N. Africa, Sicily, and Italy 4. The Naval War in the West: The Raiders 5. The Naval War in the West: The Wolf Packs 6.The Air War in the West: Sept.1939-May 1941 7. The Air War in the West: June 1941-April 1945 8. Expansion of Japan in Asia 9. Japanese ambitions in the Pacific 10. Allied Victories in China and Burma 11. The Air War in the Pacific: air power leads the way 14. The Air war in the Pacific: Victory in the air 15. European Resistance Movements 16. Asian and Axis Resistance Movements 17. Combat Leaders of World War II 18. Strategic Direction of World War II These books are written to give a brief overview and history of the battles or conflicts with photos, maps, and diagrams. They are not extensive accounts, but give a concise account of the subjects covered. The author was Born in New York, the son of noted military historian, R. Ernest Dupuy, attended West Point, graduating in the class of 1938. During World War II he commanded a U.S. Army artillery battalion, a Chinese artillery group, and an artillery detachment from the British 36th Infantry Division. It is as a military historian and a theorist that Trevor Dupuy would make a lasting mark on the world. (Wiki); The Military History of World War II; Photographs; 9.13 X 6.57 X 1.11 inches 
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Peace Like a River  (Author Signed), Enger, Leif
19 Enger, Leif Peace Like a River (Author Signed)
Atlantic Monthly Press 2001 087113795x / 9780871137951 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author on Title Page. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Leif Enger's rhapsodic novel about a father raising his three children in 1960s Minnesota is a breathtaking celebration of family, faith, and America's pioneering spirit. Through the voice of eleven-year-old Reuben, an asthmatic boy obsessed with cowboy stories, Peace Like a River tells of the Land family's cross-country search for Reuben's outlaw older brother, who has been controversially charged with murder. Sprinkled with playful and warmhearted nods to biblical tales, classic American novels such as Huckleberry Finn, the adventure stories of Robert Louis Stevenson, and the Westerns of Zane Grey, Peace Like a River brilliantly incorporates the best elements of all these genres and ultimately earns its own prominent and enduring place on the shelf among them. Reuben Land was born with no air in his lungs, and it was only when his father, Jeremiah, picked him up and commanded him to breathe that his lungs filled. Reuben struggles with debilitating asthma thenceforth, but he is a boy who knows firsthand that life is a gift, and also one who suspects that his father can overturn the laws of nature. When Reuben's older brother, Davy, kills two marauders who have come to harm the family, the town is divided between those who see him as a hero and those who see him as a cold-blooded murderer. On the morning of the trial, Davy escapes from his cell, and when his family finds out they decide to go forth into the unknown in search of him. With Jeremiah -- whose faith is the stuff of legend -- at the helm, the family covers territory far more glorious than even the Badlands, where they search for Davy from their Airstream trailer. By the time the journey is over, they will have traversed boundaries of a different nature entirely. Marked by a soul-expanding sense of place and a love of storytelling, Peace Like a River is at once a heroic quest, a tragedy, a romance, and a heartfelt meditation on the possibility of magic in the everyday world. ; 1.2 x 9 x 5.9 Inches; 320 pages; p; Signed by Author 
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One Day in a Long War  May 10, 1972 Air War, North Vietnam, Ethell, Jeffrey & Alfred Price
20 Ethell, Jeffrey & Alfred Price One Day in a Long War May 10, 1972 Air War, North Vietnam
Random House 1989 0394576225 / 9780394576220 First Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
A chronicle of a day at war in Vietnam. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Signed by author on end paper Jan 28, 92. Scarce ; Photographs, Maps; 1.1 x 6.5 x 6.3 Inches; 217 pages; Signed by Author 
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