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Islands of the Damned  A Marine at War in the Pacific (Author Signed), Burgin, R.V. & Bill Marvel
1 Burgin, R.V. & Bill Marvel Islands of the Damned A Marine at War in the Pacific (Author Signed)
NAL Hardcover 2010 0451229908 / 9780451229908 First Edition; Later Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by author in February 2011 at gun show in Louisville, KY and seller witnessed the signing. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. An unvarnished and moving memoir of a Marine veteran who fought his way across the Pacific Theater of World War II-whose story is featured in the upcoming HBO(r) series The Pacific This is an eyewitness-and eye-opening-account of some of the most savage and brutal fighting in the war against Japan, told from the perspective of a young Texan who volunteered for the Marine Corps to escape a life as a traveling salesman. R.V. Burgin enlisted at the age of twenty, and with his sharp intelligence and earnest work ethic, climbed the ranks from a green private to a seasoned sergeant. Along the way, he shouldered a rifle as a member of a mortar squad. He saw friends die-and enemies killed. He saw scenes he wanted to forget but never did-from enemy snipers who tied themselves to branches in the highest trees, to ambushes along narrow jungle trails, to the abandoned corpses of hara kiri victims, to the final howling banzai attacks as the Japanese embraced their inevitable defeat. An unforgettable narrative of a young Marine in combat, Islands of the Damned brings to life the hell that was the Pacific War. Rare. ; HBO The Pacific; Photographs; 1.2 x 9.1 x 6.3 Inches; 304 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 109.97 USD
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2 Gibson, Lucile Foreman Lives entwined; Lives of Finley F. Gibson, D.D., and Mrs. Finley F. Gibson,
Mayes printing company 1942 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Good+ in Poor dust jacket 
blue cover with gold lettering. Author was pastor of Walnut Street Baptist church in Louisville, Kentucky. This has a lot of family history. Dust jacket has chips, but now in Brodart mylar protective cover. ; 326 pages 
Price: 27.97 USD
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3 Gibson, Lucile Foreman Lives entwined; Lives of Finley F. Gibson, D.D., and Mrs. Finley F. Gibson,
Louisville, KY Mayes printing company 1942 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Poor dust jacket Signed by Author
Blue cover with gold lettering. Dust jacket is in poor condition but has a photo of Dr. Gibson preaching at Walnut Street Baptist Church in Louisville, KY. Signed by Dr. Gibson and Mrs. Gibson. Pages yellowing. Rare. Dust jacket in mylar (clear plastic) cover! ; 326 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 29.97 USD
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4 Hargett, Ira Mason The High Chair or the Electric Chair How to Have a Happy Home
No Publisher Listed ca 1940 First Edition; Various paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Tan cover with black print. Rare sermon preached in the 4th Avenue methodist church in Louisville, KY. This book is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition. Possibly no publication date in item. Paperback may indicate a booklet, phamplet, tract or book.; 16mo; 15 pages 
Price: 19.97 USD
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A Topographical Description of the Western Territory of North America, IMLAY,G(ilbert) and Filson, John
5 IMLAY,G(ilbert) and Filson, John A Topographical Description of the Western Territory of North America
New York see notes for publisher info 1793 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Vol. 1 (of 2) only. Rebound in full tan calf leather binding. Foxing to pages but text clear and readable. Pages 216-225 at first glance appear to be missing, however it looks more like a type setting error since page 226 is actually printed on the back of 215, thus page 226 is actually page 216. This is further substantiated by the continuation of the Indian tribe Alibamon at the bottom of 215 to the top of 226 (actually 216). It is the opinion of the seller that all the pages to this volume are included and that there is no gap between 216-225 and that it is a typesetting error. The fold out map in front of book before title page has a piece torn out toward bottom which is about 20% of the map. There are two maps. The first is the map of theTerritory over to the Spanish on the western side of the Mississippi River and Includes Virginia, N.C., Maryland, and the top part of Georgia (this is where the bottom part of map is torn off) The second map is an engraving from Campbell's Edition of Imlay's Description of Kentucky and shows the route of a proposed canal running from north of Louisville to a point south which was to bypass the rapids of the Ohio. the map measures approx. 6.75" X8" unfolded. There is a Notes section (excellent historical significance) from p. 236-260 with a comment "The following Notes were interspersed through the work: but the Printer, for the convenience of the reader, thought proper to collect them together at the end of the volume with directions (page numbers) to whatever part of the work they refer". "Imlay was a Captain in the American Army during the late War. Former owner Henry S. Drinker's signature inside. Drinker is believed to be the same Henry Drinker who was and Attorney in Philidalphia and married Hanna Smith. He died July 3 1824 and owned a major portion of Susquehanna County Pa. No library markings, underlining, or marginal notations. Howes I-12; Sabin 34356. This is not a reprint or xlibrary. Rare.; Maps fold out; Signed by Notable Personage, Unrelated 
Price: 497.97 USD
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Secret Green Beret Commandos In Cambodia  A Memorial History of MACVSOG's Command and Control Detachment South   And Its Air Partners, Republic of Vietnam, 19671972, Lindsey USA Re, LTC Fred S.
6 Lindsey USA Re, LTC Fred S. Secret Green Beret Commandos In Cambodia A Memorial History of MACVSOG's Command and Control Detachment South And Its Air Partners, Republic of Vietnam, 19671972
AuthorHouse 2012 1477273085 / 9781477273081 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued Signed by Author
Inscribed and signed by author for seller at a gun show in Louisville, Ky, 2014. We could call this book Special Operations Recon Mission Impossible. A small group of highly trained, resourceful US Special Forces (SF) men is asked to go in teams behind the enemy lines to gather intelligence on the North Vietnamese Army units that had infiltrated through Laos and Cambodia down the Ho Chi Minh trails to their secret bases inside the Cambodian border west of South Vietnam. The covert reconnaissance teams, of only two or three SF men with four or five experienced indigenous mercenaries each, were tasked to go into enemy target areas by foot or helicopter insertion. They could be 15 kilometers beyond any other friendly forces, with no artillery support. In sterile uniforms with no insignia or identification, if they were killed or captured, their government would deny their military connection. The enemy had placed a price on their heads and had spies in their Top Secret headquarters known as SOG. SOG had three identical recon ground units along the border areas. This book tells the history of Command and Control Detachment South (CCS) The CCS volunteer warriors and its Air Partners - the Army and Air Force helicopter transport and gunship crews who lived and fought together and sometimes died together. This is the first published history of CCS as compiled by its last living commander, some forty years after they were disbanded. It tells of the struggles and intrigue involved in SOG's development as the modernday legacy of our modern Special Operations Commands. Forbidden to tell of their experiences for over twenty years; their After Action Reports destroyed even before they were declassified - surviving veterans team together to tell how Recon men wounded averaged 100 percent; and SOG became the most highly decorated unit in Vietnam and all were awarded the Presidential Unit. Very Rare.; CCS; Photographs and illustrations; 11 X 8.20 X 1.60 inches; 740 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 149.97 USD
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From Sinai to Calvary  Condensed sermons on salvation themes, Morrison, H. C
7 Morrison, H. C From Sinai to Calvary Condensed sermons on salvation themes
Pentecostal Pub. House 1942 First Edition; Various Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
Inscribed by Rev. Rod Brown of Louisville Ky who preached with author at Glasgo Ky Campmeeting in Kentucky in 1938. Underlining and notes throughout. ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 160 pages 
Price: 19.00 USD
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8 no author listed Memories of the Louisville, Tennessee Campmeeting
Nashville, Tenn College Printing Company 1951 First Edition; Various Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
Yellow cover is lightly soiled. Has owner's name on cover. List of notes inside cover. Clean pages. Rare if not unique on the Louisville, TN campmeeting. This booklet is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition. Paperback may indicate a booklet, phamplet, tract or book. 
Price: 52.41 USD
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The Quest for a Lost Race Alphabetical Series of Norse, Norman and Anglo-Norman or Non-Saxon, Surnames, Pickett, Thomas E., M.D.
9 Pickett, Thomas E., M.D. The Quest for a Lost Race Alphabetical Series of Norse, Norman and Anglo-Norman or Non-Saxon, Surnames
Louisville, KY John P. Morton & Co 1907 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
No. 22 ofFilson Club Series. Cover shows soiling. The Filson Historical Society (originally named the Filson Club) is a historical society located in the Old Louisville neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky. The organization was founded in 1884 and named after early Kentucky explorer John Filson, who wrote The Discovery, Settlement, and Present State of Kentucke, which included one of the first maps of the state. The Filson's extensive collections focus on Kentucky, the Upper South, and the Ohio River Valley. Its research facilities include a manuscript collection as well as a library that includes rare books, periodicals, maps, and other published materials. The Filson also maintains a small museum. One distinctive possession of the museum is a section of American beech tree trunk, with the carved legend "D. Boon kilt a bar [killed a bear] 1803." This book is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition.; The Filson Club; Vol. 22; Folio 13" - 23" tal; 229 pages 
Price: 19.97 USD
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10 Thomas, Samuel Crossroads and Coffee Trees a Legacy of Joe Creason
Courier-Journal and the Louisville Times 1975 Various Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Rigsby, Joseph 
Introduction by Bill Creason, Black and White photo illustrations, 251 pages and fully indexed. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; Mylar Cover on Dust ; 8vo ; 
Price: 13.41 USD
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