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1 Abshire, David M. Preventing World War III A Realistic Grand Strategy
New York , NY Harper & Row 1988 0060159863 / 9780060159863 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Fine in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Black cover with silver print. Inscribed by author. Dust in brodart mylar protective cover! Fully Indexed. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; 8vo; 331 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 11.97 USD
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Fighting for the Confederacy  The Personal Recollections of General Edward Porter Alexander, Alexander, Edward Porter, Gary W. Gallagher
2 Alexander, Edward Porter, Gary W. Gallagher Fighting for the Confederacy The Personal Recollections of General Edward Porter Alexander
57025 The University of North Carolina Press 1989 0807818488 / 9780807818480 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Editor, Gary W. Gallagher inscribed and signed bookplate. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. Book looks new. Rare. ; 1.81 x 9.6 x 6.53 Inches; 692 pages; ; Signed by Editor 
Price: 57.97 USD
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From frigates to flat-tops;  The story of the life and achievements of Rear Admiral William Adger Moffett, U.S.N., "the father of naval aviation," October 31, 1869-April 4, 1933, Arpee, Edward
3 Arpee, Edward From frigates to flat-tops; The story of the life and achievements of Rear Admiral William Adger Moffett, U.S.N., "the father of naval aviation," October 31, 1869-April 4, 1933
Self-published 1953 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Blue coverf gold lettering. Cover faded some. Signed on title page by author. Rare. ; Photographs; 276 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 32.97 USD
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Iron Jaw,  A Skipper Tells His Story, Charles N. Bamforth 1895-1975 (Signed by all authors), Bamforth, Charles A. & Richard A. Bamforth
4 Bamforth, Charles A. & Richard A. Bamforth Iron Jaw, A Skipper Tells His Story, Charles N. Bamforth 1895-1975 (Signed by all authors)
Dorrance Pub Co 2002 0805954171 / 9780805954173 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Signed by both authors. The extraordinary life of Captain Charles N. Bamforth spanned most of the twentieth century, beginning with his childhood at the turn of the century and continuing through his retirement and death during the Cold War era. During his sixty years at sea, Captain Bamforth experienced the Depression, two World Wars, and a number of troublesome labor disputes. Through it all, he also had to navigate loneliness, confusion, and marriage to both his family and the sea. His story is told in meticulous detail and with refreshing honesty. Captain Bamforths handwritten diaries, logs, and personal letters all have been carefully compiled by his sons, Charles and Richard, and reveal as much about the hard-working, unassuming courage of the captain as they do about the turbulent times during which he lived. Rare. ; 1.2 x 8.8 x 6 Inches; 436 pages; p; Signed by All Authors 
Price: 19.97 USD
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GENERAL TURNER ASHBY AND STONEWALL'S VALLEY CAMPAIGN, Bushong, Millard K.
5 Bushong, Millard K. GENERAL TURNER ASHBY AND STONEWALL'S VALLEY CAMPAIGN
McClure Printing Company 1980 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Inscribed "Best wishes from the author, Millard K. Bushong". Ashby was one of the best Generals in Stonewall Jackson's Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1862. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book.; Author Signed; 261 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 64.97 USD
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The Ghost Mountain Boys  Their Epic March and the Terrifying Battle for New Guinea--The Forgotten War of the South Pacific, Campbell, James
6 Campbell, James The Ghost Mountain Boys Their Epic March and the Terrifying Battle for New Guinea--The Forgotten War of the South Pacific
Crown 2007 0307335968 / 9780307335968 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Author signed bookplate and letter to former owner from author. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. Lying due north of Australia, New Guinea is among the world’s largest islands. In 1942, when World War II exploded onto its shores, it was an inhospitable, cursorily mapped, disease-ridden land of dense jungle, towering mountain peaks, deep valleys, and fetid swamps. Coveted by the Japanese for its strategic position, New Guinea became the site of one of the South Pacific’s most savage campaigns. Despite their lack of jungle training, the 32nd Division’s Ghost Mountain Boys were assigned the most grueling mission of the entire Pacific campaign: to march 130 miles over the rugged Owen Stanley Mountains and to protect the right flank of the Australian army as they fought to push the Japanese back to the village of Buna on New Guinea’s north coast.

Comprised of National Guardsmen from Michigan and Wisconsin, reserve officers, and draftees from across the country, the 32nd Division lacked more than training—they were without even the basics necessary for survival. The men were not issued the specialized clothing that later became standard issue for soldiers fighting in the South Pacific; they fought in hastily dyed combat fatigues that bled in the intense humidity and left them with festering sores. They waded through brush and vines without the aid of machetes. They did not have insect repellent. Without waterproof containers, their matches were useless and the quinine and vitamin pills they carried, as well as salt and chlorination tablets, crumbled in their pockets. Exhausted and pushed to the brink of human endurance, the Ghost Mountain Boys fell victim to malnutrition and disease. Forty-two days after they set out, they arrived two miles south of Buna, nearly shattered by the experience. Arrival in Buna provided no respite. The 32nd Division was ordered to launch an immediate assault on the Japanese position. After two months of furious—sometimes hand-to-hand—combat, the decimated division finally achieved victory. The ferocity of the struggle for Buna was summed up in Time magazine on December 28, 1942, three weeks before the Japanese army was defeated: “Nowhere in the world today are American soldiers engaged in fighting so desperate, so merciless, so bitter, or so bloody.”Reminiscent of classics like Band of Brothers and The Things They Carried, this harrowing portrait of a largely overlooked campaign is part war diary, part extreme adventure tale, and (through letters, journals, and interviews) part biography of a group of men who fought to survive in an environment every bit as fierce as the enemy they faced. Rare. ; 1.4 x 9.3 x 6.3 Inches; 400 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 42.97 USD
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The Forgotten Fifth A Photographic Chronology of the U.S. Fifth Air Force in World War Two, Claringbould, Michael John; Gatty, Ronald
7 Claringbould, Michael John; Gatty, Ronald The Forgotten Fifth A Photographic Chronology of the U.S. Fifth Air Force in World War Two
self published 1997 Various Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
This chronology contains a remarkable collection of photos of the Fifth Air Force in action in World War II from Australia to Japan, each complemented by an exhaustively detailed caption. Information is drawn from Japanese, Australian and US sources and in some cases even provided from present day crash sites. Also included is an index of more than 1500 of the Fifth's aircraft with full identifying data. ; 153 pages; Signed by Author 
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Defend The Valley  A Shenandoah Family in the Civil War, Colt, Margaretta Barton
8 Colt, Margaretta Barton Defend The Valley A Shenandoah Family in the Civil War
Crown 1994 0517593157 / 9780517593158 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Author inscribed and signed bookplate. Also a signed letter to former owner that is signed. Excerpts from the journals, letters, and memoirs of the Barton and Jones families of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley provide a firsthand glimpse of ordinary people caught up in the hardships, tragedies, and cataclysmic events of the Civil War. ; 1.5 x 9.6 x 6.4 Inches; 441 pages; Signed by Author 
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8th VIRGINIA INFANTRY  (Author Signed), Divine, John E.
9 Divine, John E. 8th VIRGINIA INFANTRY (Author Signed)
H. E. Howard 1984 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Number 737 of 1,000 limited edition, signed by author. Books looks new. Has former owners bookplate in front. Rare. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; Signed by Author 
Price: 39.97 USD
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The American Revolution in the Delaware Valley  (Author Signed), Gifford, Edward S., Jr
10 Gifford, Edward S., Jr The American Revolution in the Delaware Valley (Author Signed)
Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution 1976 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by author on endpaper. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover.; Photographs, illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 211 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 19.97 USD
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A Sailor and His Ship, The USS Tuscaloosa (CA37)- WWII, Grow, Daniel E.
11 Grow, Daniel E. A Sailor and His Ship, The USS Tuscaloosa (CA37)- WWII
Infinity Publishing 2002 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Looks new. The USS Tuscaloosa (CA37)- WWII. Inscribed and signed by author on title page. ; 0.3 x 10.7 x 8.1 Inches; 156 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 31.97 USD
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Guadalcanal  Starvation Island, Hammel, Eric
12 Hammel, Eric Guadalcanal Starvation Island
Crown Publishers 1987 0517564173 / 9780517564172 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover As New in As New dust jacket Signed by Author
Author signed bookplate. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. Guadalcanal Starvation Island Eric Hammel The Japanese defeats at Midway and Guadalcanal decided the outcome of the Pacific War. Guadalcanal was the classic three-dimensional campaign. On land, at sea, and in the air, fierce battles were fought with both sides stretching their supplies and equipment to the breaking point. The campaign lasted six months, involved nearly one million men, and stopped Japanese expansion in the Pacific.

When the campaign began on August 7, 1942, no one on either side quite knew how to conduct it, as Eric Hammel shows in this masterly account. Guadalcanal: Starvation hand corrects numerous errors and omissions in the official records that have been perpetuated in all the books previously published about the campaign. Hammel also draws on the recollections of more than 100 participants on both sides, especially the enlisted men at the sharp end. Their words bring us into the heart of the battle and portray the fighting accurately, realistically, and very powerfully. Guadalcanal: Starvation Island follows the men and the commanders of this decisive World War II campaign in an integrated, brilliantly told narrative of the desperate struggle at sea, on land, and in the air. Praise for Guadalcanal: Starvation Island and Eric Hammel “A comprehensive history of the Guadalcanal Campaign . . . [and] a well-balanced account. Well written and fast moving.” —Marine Corps Gazette “Hammel has written the most comprehensive popular ac-count to date . . . and exposes controversial aspects often passed over,” —Publishers Weekly “Hammel takes the reader behind the scenes and details how decisions were made . . . and how they impacted on the troops carrying them out. He tells the story in a very human way.” —Leatherneck Magazine “A splendid record of this decisive campaign. Hammel offers a wealth of fresh material drawn from archival records and the recollections of 100-odd surviving participants. . . . A praise-worthy contribution to Guadalcanal lore.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Hammel’s ability to reveal both the immediacy and the hu-manity of war without judgment or bias makes all his books both readable and scholarly. —San Francisco Chronicle “Hammel does not write dry history. His battle sequences are masterfully portrayed. —Library Journal ; Photographs, Maps; 1.7 x 6.3 x 6 Inches; 478 pages; Signed by Author 
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Guadalcanal  The Carrier Battles - Carrier Operations in the Solomons, August-October 1942, Hammel, Eric
13 Hammel, Eric Guadalcanal The Carrier Battles - Carrier Operations in the Solomons, August-October 1942
Crown 1987 0517566087 / 9780517566084 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Author signed bookplate. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover and is price clipped. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. GUADALCANAL Decision at Sea The Naval Battle of Guadalcanal November 13–15,1942 Eric Hammel Guadalcanal: Decision at Sea is a full-blown examination in vivid detail of the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, November 13-15, 1942, a crucial step toward America’s victory over the Japanese during World War II. The three-day air and naval action incorporated America’s most decisive surface battle of the war and the only naval battle of this century in which Ameri-can battleships directly confronted and mor-tally wounded an enemy battleship. This American victory decided the future course of the naval war in the Pacific, indeed of the entire Pacific War. Hammel
has brilliantly blended the detailed historical records with personal accounts of many of
the officers and enlisted men involved, creating an engrossing nar-rative of the strategy
and struggle as seen by both sides. He has also included major new insights into crucial
details of the battles, including a riveting account of the American forces’ failure to
effectively use their radar advantage.

Originally published in 1988 as the concluding volume in Eric Hammel’s series of three
independent books focusing on the Guadalcanal campaign and exploring all the elements that made it a turning point of the war in the Pacific, Guadalcanal: Decision at Sea lives up to the high standards and expectations that have marked this author’s many historical
books and articles. Praise for Guadalcanal: Decision at Sea and Eric Hammel “Hammel’s description of surface tactics, naval gunnery, and what happens when the
order to abandon ship is given is vivid and memorable.” —Publishers Weekly

“[Hammel’s] detailed and fast-paced chronicle includes a number of incidents and
anecdotes not found in the more prosaic official histories.” —Sea Power “Meticulously well-researched and scholarly, but still readable. Author Hammel presents
an interesting account of the three-phase battle with frequently gripping ship-by-ship, plane-by-plane, blow-by-blow narratives laden with many human-interest vignettes from
both sides.” —The Hook “[Hammel] mixes action with his history, the result being a highly readable story difficult
to put down.” —Riverside Press-Enterprise

“Hammel’s painstaking reconstruction affords not only a wealth of strategic and tactical
detail but also a full measure of critical judgements. . . . a kaleidoscopic but invariably
intelligible accounts of key actions . . .” —Kirkus Reviews “Hammel does not write dry history. His battle sequences are masterfully portrayed ----Library Journal ; 1.3 x 6.3 x 1.8 Inches; 505 pages; Signed by Author 
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Guadalcanal Decision at Sea The Naval Battle of Guadalcanal November 13–15,1942, Hammel, Eric
14 Hammel, Eric Guadalcanal Decision at Sea The Naval Battle of Guadalcanal November 13–15,1942
Crown 1988 0517569523 / 9780517569528 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Bookplate signed by author. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. GUADALCANAL Decision at Sea The Naval Battle of Guadalcanal November 13–15,1942 Eric Hammel Guadalcanal: Decision at Sea is a full-blown examination in vivid detail of the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, November 13-15, 1942, a crucial step toward America’s victory over the Japanese during World War II. The three-day air and naval action incorporated America’s most decisive surface battle of the war and the only naval battle of this century in which Ameri-can battleships directly confronted and mor-tally wounded an enemy battleship. This American victory decided the future course of the naval war in the Pacific, indeed of the entire Pacific War. Hammel
has brilliantly blended the detailed historical records with personal accounts of many of
the officers and enlisted men involved, creating an engrossing nar-rative of the strategy and struggle as seen by both sides. He has also included major new insights into crucial details of the battles, including a riveting account of the American forces’ failure to effectively use their radar advantage. Originally published in 1988 as the concluding volume in Eric Hammel’s series of three
independent books focusing on the Guadalcanal campaign and exploring all the elements
that made it a turning point of the war in the Pacific, Guadalcanal: Decision at Sea lives up to the high standards and expectations that have marked this author’s many historical books and articles. Praise for Guadalcanal: Decision at Sea and Eric Hammel “Hammel’s description of surface tactics, naval gunnery, and what happens when the
order to abandon ship is given is vivid and memorable.” —Publishers Weekly

“[Hammel’s] detailed and fast-paced chronicle includes a number of incidents and
anecdotes not found in the more prosaic official histories.” —Sea Power

“Meticulously well-researched and scholarly, but still readable. Author Hammel presents
an interesting account of the three-phase battle with frequently gripping ship-by-ship, plane-by-plane, blow-by-blow narratives laden with many human-interest vignettes from
both sides.” —The Hook “[Hammel] mixes action with his history, the result being a highly readable story difficult to put down.” —Riverside Press-Enterprise “Hammel’s painstaking reconstruction affords not only a wealth of strategic and tactical
detail but also a full measure of critical judgements. . . . a kaleidoscopic but invariably
intelligible accounts of key actions . . .” —Kirkus Reviews“Hammel does not write dry history. His battle sequences are masterfully portrayed ----Library Journal ; 1.6 x 6.5 x 6.3 Inches; 480 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 79.97 USD
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Munda Trail Turning the Tide Against Japan in the South Pacific  (Author Signed), Hammel, Eric
15 Hammel, Eric Munda Trail Turning the Tide Against Japan in the South Pacific (Author Signed)
Crown 1989 0517569728 / 9780517569726 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Author signed bookplate. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. The story of the U.S. Marines in the Solomon Islands. The Munda trail was the way to the airfield on New Georgia island set up by the Japanese who needed it to support their war in the South Pacific. Rare. ; Photographs; 1.1 x 8.2 x 5.5 Inches; 252 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 47.97 USD
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Chrisman's Boy Company A history of the Civil War service of Company A, 3rd Battalion, Virginia Mounted Reserves, Heatwole, John L.
16 Heatwole, John L. Chrisman's Boy Company A history of the Civil War service of Company A, 3rd Battalion, Virginia Mounted Reserves
Mountain and Valley Pub 2000 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Near Fine with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Author Signed. Looks new. "Chrisman's Boy Company relates the heroic service of a company of seventeen year-old cavalrymen from the Shenandoah Valley in the last desperate year of the American Civil War." ; Signed by Author 
Price: 49.97 USD
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To be remembered....The P-51 Mustang (Signed by all authors), Henderson, Robert L.
17 Henderson, Robert L. To be remembered....The P-51 Mustang (Signed by all authors)
Author 1989 First Edition; Various Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
The P-51 Mustang (Signed by all authors)A booklet about the creation of the sculpture creation of the P-51 Mustang airplane. Signed by both Cheryl and Robert Henderson. White cover with sketch of P-51 on front. Photos throughout. Rare. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 28 pages; p; Signed by All Authors 
Price: 34.97 USD
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Highpocket's War Stories, And Other Tall Tales. Travel? Adventure? answer Join the Marines! (Signed by all authors), Hilgartner, Peter & Sam Ginder
18 Hilgartner, Peter & Sam Ginder Highpocket's War Stories, And Other Tall Tales. Travel? Adventure? answer Join the Marines! (Signed by all authors)
Xlibris Corporation 2004 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Inscribed and signed by both authors. Lessons in combat leadership as told by Col. Pete Hilgartner USMC (Ret.), a veteran of both the Korean and Vietnam wars. ; 0.8 x 8.5 x 5.5 Inches; 312 pages; Signed by All Authors 
Price: 39.97 USD
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From Winchester to Bloody Run Border Raids and Skirmishes in Western Pennsylvania During the Gettysburg Campaign  (Author Signed) (Signed by all authors), Hollingshead, Steve, Whetstone, Jeffrey
19 Hollingshead, Steve, Whetstone, Jeffrey From Winchester to Bloody Run Border Raids and Skirmishes in Western Pennsylvania During the Gettysburg Campaign (Author Signed) (Signed by all authors)
2005 Second Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Historical account of these events from the Civil War along with photos, maps, etc. Signed by both authors. Scarce. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 96 pages; p; Signed by All Authors 
Price: 19.97 USD
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The Bremen  (Author Signed), Hotson, Fred W.
20 Hotson, Fred W. The Bremen (Author Signed)
Toronto, Canada Canav Books 1988 0921022026 / 9780921022022 First Printing Hardcover Fine in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Cream cover. Dust in brodart mylar protective cover! Not price clipped. Fully indexed. Inscribed by author. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; Photographs, maps & illustrations; 8vo; 224 pages; p; Signed by Author 
Price: 34.94 USD
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