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Sarasota Times Past  A Reflective Collection of the Florida Gulf Coast, Bergen, Bernice Brooks
1 Bergen, Bernice Brooks Sarasota Times Past A Reflective Collection of the Florida Gulf Coast
Valiant Pr 1993 096334613x / 9780963346131 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Looks almost new. ; Photographs; 7.80 X 5.12 X 1 inches; 132 pages 
Price: 12.97 USD
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U.S. MArines in the Persian Gulf, 1990 - 1991  WITH MARINE FORCES AFLOAT IN DESERT SHIELD AND DESERT STORM, Brown, LTC Ronald J
2 Brown, LTC Ronald J U.S. MArines in the Persian Gulf, 1990 - 1991 WITH MARINE FORCES AFLOAT IN DESERT SHIELD AND DESERT STORM
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform 1998 1475063709 / 9781475063707 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
his monograph presents a preliminary account of operations by the embarked Marine units under the operational control of the Commander, Naval Forces, Central Command, in the Persian Gulf from August 1990 to May 1991. It tells the story of the 4th and 5th Marine Expeditionary Brigades (MEBs) and the 13th and 11th Marine Expeditionary Units (MEUs) which comprised the Marine Forces Afloat during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. The term "Marine Forces Afloat" was chosen carefully because although each of these units served in the same theater of operations, they remained separate entities capable of rapidly integrating into a single force or breaking away to conduct independent operations as the situation required.; 264 pages 
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BARBARA BUSH (Author Signed)  A Memoir, Bush, Barbara
3 Bush, Barbara BARBARA BUSH (Author Signed) A Memoir
New York , NY Charles Scribners Sons 1994 0025196359 / 9780025196353 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Violet cover. Dust not price clipped. Original signature on bookplate in addition to machine signature. Very clean almost new condition. Mrs. Bush was an engaging women that through adversity and trial will be remembered for her strength and poise. After her husband (President George H.W. Bush) finished his presidency she became a well known speaker and advoate for literacy. Dust jacket now in Brodart mylar protective (clear) cover. Rare signed copy.; Photos; 1.9 x 9.56 x 6.52 Inches; 512 pages;

Barbara Bush is certainly among the most popular First Ladies ever to live in the White House. Politics aside, people worldwide have come to admire her wit, her candor and compassion, as well as her unswerving devotion to her husband and children.

In her memoir, Mrs. Bush for the first time gives readers a very private look at a life lived in the public eye for more than twenty-five years. She begins with a compelling portrait of her early years, including: growing up in Rye, New York, and meeting George Bush; life as a young bride and mother, moving far away from home to West Texas; and the almost unbearable pain of losing a child.

With contemporary American history as the backdrop, Mrs. Bush remembers the shock of learning that her fiancé has been shot down in the Pacific during World War II; the disbelief when a black friend is refused service in a Southern restaurant in the 1950s; and the fear when she is caught in the middle of a student protest march in the 1960s.

She recounts her years in public life, from first moving to Washington when George Bush was elected to Congress; to her experience living in New York as the wife of the Ambassador to the United Nations and in China as wife of the U.S. envoy. She talks candidly about the ups and downs of three presidential campaigns and describes her role as the wife of the Vice President, culminating in the climactic White House years.

Drawing upon excerpts from her diary, which she has compiled for more than thirty years, Mrs. Bush takes us behind the scenes of the Persian Gulf conflict and the end of the Cold War. She talks about both the Bushes' struggle to overcome Graves' disease and how she faced the controversy that erupted at Wellesley College before her commencement speech.

Through the friendships she developed over the years with world leaders and their spouses, we meet and get to know the Gorbachevs, the Thatchers, the Mitterrands, the Mubaraks, and many others. And she tells us why she threw so much of her energy and compassion behind the important cause of making more Americans literate.

This memoir includes hundreds of the funny, often self-deprecating, and occasionally touching anecdotes for which Mrs. Bush is well known: surprising a rat while swimming in the White House pool; accidentally stomping on Boris Yeltsin's foot under the table during a state dinner; wearing a $29 pair of shoes for her husband's inaugural ball.

She also talks about the disappointments of the 1992 presidential campaign and the joys of rediscovering private life, including driving and cooking again for the first time in twelve years.

This is a warm and funny memoir that will charm Mrs. Bush's millions of admirers and earn her many more.; Signed by Author 
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The Nature of Things on Sanibel  A Discussion of the Animal and Plant Life of Sanibel Island, With a Sidelong Glance at Some of Their Relatives Elsewhere, Campbell, George Robert
4 Campbell, George Robert The Nature of Things on Sanibel A Discussion of the Animal and Plant Life of Sanibel Island, With a Sidelong Glance at Some of Their Relatives Elsewhere
Sarasota, FL Pineapple Pr Inc 1988 0910923477 / 9780910923477 Revised Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Green and white cover. Signed George R. Campbell on title page. ; 0.75 x 11 x 8.5 Inches; 174 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 16.97 USD
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Battle Ready, Clancy, Tom
5 Clancy, Tom Battle Ready
Putnam Adult 2004 0399151761 / 9780399151767 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Tom Clancy on half title page. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Examining the complexities of war in the gulf region, and looking in detail at the experiences of the first Gulf War, this volume provides in-depth explanation of the challenges of the region and how today's forces and hardware can face its challenges.Thomas Leo Clancy Jr. (April 12, 1947 – October 1, 2013) was an American novelist best known for his technically detailed espionage and military-science storylines set during and after the Cold War. Seventeen of his novels were bestsellers, and more than 100 million copies of his books are in print. ; Study in Command; 9.20 X 6 X 1.50 inches; 464 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 34.97 USD
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United States Marine Corps in the Persian Gulf, 1990-1991 With the 1St Marine Division in Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Cureton, Charles H.
6 Cureton, Charles H. United States Marine Corps in the Persian Gulf, 1990-1991 With the 1St Marine Division in Desert Shield and Desert Storm
United States Govt Printing Office 1993 0160418267 / 9780160418266 1st Edition Thus; First Impression Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Illustration on cover. Spine area shows slight imperfection at top and bottom otherwise fine to near new condition. This book is aa account of the 1st Marine Division in the Persian Gulf War from August 1990 to April 1991. It is one of a series of books also covering the operations of I Marine Expeditionary Force. Lt. Col. Cureton wrote other books on the U.S. Marines, and historical accounts of The Virginia Cavalry, 1646-1783, Civil War Uniforms, and Ft. Monroe: A Walking tour. ; Photographs, illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 162 pages 
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Peace River pioneers, Frisbie, Louise
7 Frisbie, Louise Peace River pioneers
Bartow, Fl Imperial Publishing Company 1974 091245847X / 9780912458472 First Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Green cover. Dust jacket has chips, but now in Brodart mylar protective cover. Scarce. Inscribed and signed by author. Much history about this area of Florida located in Desoto County north of Ft. Myers and inland to the east of the Gulf. Index contains many surnames and references of pioneers and residents of the area. Excellent genealogical reference. . ; Photos; 12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; 134 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 54.97 USD
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The Last Sanctuary  (Author Signed), Holden, Craig
8 Holden, Craig The Last Sanctuary (Author Signed)
Delacorte Press 1996 0385312091 / 9780385312097 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Author signed. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. From the author whose literary debut, The River Sorrow, was hailed by The New York Times as "a haunting, highly original thriller [with] one powerful surprise after another" comes a riveting new novel that could have come from today's headlines--at once a heart-pounding, chillingly realistic thriller and a dark, complex plunge into the human psyche. Rarely has a first novel received the kind of extraordinary critical acclaim garnered by The River Sorrow, Craig Holden's spellbinding tale of an innocent man accused of murder, caught in a nightmare of terror and survival.With The Last Sanctuary, Holden dazzles us once again with a mesmerizing thriller that introduces another good, ordinary man turned fugitive--this time a Gulf War veteran living on the edge of society, falsely accused of murder and plunged into America's dark underworld of armed militias and terrorist cults, running from the cops, federal agents--and from his own tortured soul. The cat and mouse chase across North America's last wilderness--the soaring mountains and glacier-strewn shores of Alaska--is brilliantly cinematic. The complex relationship between the fugitive, Joe Curtis, and his nemesis, a female Native American ATF agent, is superbly rendered and utterly unpredictable. And the novel, at once nerve-shattering and beautifully written, is as topical as Waco and Oklahoma City--and as universal as our own worst nightmares. ; 1.3 x 9.1 x 4.6 Inches; 370 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 14.97 USD
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A Brief History of the 6th Marines., Jones, Gen. William.
9 Jones, Gen. William. A Brief History of the 6th Marines.
Washington, D.C. GPO, 1987. 1987 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
1987 printing. he 6th Marine Regiment (also referred to as "6th Marines") is an infantry regiment of the United States Marine Corps based at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. The regiment falls under the command of the 2nd Marine Division of the II Marine Expeditionary Force. The 6th Marines combat history dates back to World War I when they were part of the American Expeditionary Force. They fought in the Pacific Theater in World War II most notably at the battles of Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Saipan, Tinian and Okinawa. More recently, the regiment has seen combat during the Gulf War and in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. ; Photographs 
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Point of Honor (Author Signed)  The Continuing Exploits of Lt. Peter Wake United States Navy, Macomber, Robert N
10 Macomber, Robert N Point of Honor (Author Signed) The Continuing Exploits of Lt. Peter Wake United States Navy
Pineapple Press 2003 1561642703 / 9781561642700 First Edition; 1st Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Author signed front title page. Looks never read! In At the Edge of Honor, the first of a series of novels on the life and times of Peter Wake U.S.N., the former merchant marine officer arrived at the East Gulf Blockading Squadron at Key West in 1863 as a new volunteer officer commanding the tiny armed sloop Rosalie. With her he chased blockade runners on the coasts of Florida and delved into the murky world of Confederate sympathizers in Spanish Havana and the British Bahamas.

Now the year is 1864, and Wake, assisted by his indomitable Irish bosun, Sean Rork, commands a larger ship, the naval schooner St. James. Wake’s remarkable ability to make things happen continues as he searches for army deserters in the Dry Tortugas, discovers an old nemesis during a standoff with the French Navy on the coast of Mexico, starts a drunken tavern riot in Key West, and confronts incompetent Federal army officers during an invasion of upper Florida. It all adds to his growing reputation in the fleet as a man who engenders loyalty among the sailors of the lower deck and grudging respect from his superiors.

Along the way, Wake’s personal life takes a new tack when he risks reputation for love by returning to the arms of his forbidden sweetheart, the daughter of a Confederate zealot. Key West provides a unique setting for them to prove that their love is strong enough to overcome the insanity of the war. And through it all, even when surrounded by the swirling confusion of danger and political intrigue, Peter Wake maintains his dedication to balance on the point of honor.; The Honor Series; 1.23 x 9.74 x 6.32 Inches; 327 pages; Signed by Author 
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U.s. Marines in the Persian Gulf 1990-1991  Anthology and Annotated Bibliography, Melson, Charles D., Major
11 Melson, Charles D., Major U.s. Marines in the Persian Gulf 1990-1991 Anthology and Annotated Bibliography
History and Museums Division 1995 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Original 1995 issue. This monograph of Marines in action was edited by the History division for publication using photographs, history, command diaries, and chronologies and from interviews. As such the reader will gain excellent knowldege of the subject to use in research and enjoyment of this important military work. 
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U.S. Marines in the Persian Gulf, 1990-1991 WITH THE I MARINE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE IN DESERT SHIELD AND DESERT STORM, Quilter II, Col. Charles J.
12 Quilter II, Col. Charles J. U.S. Marines in the Persian Gulf, 1990-1991 WITH THE I MARINE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE IN DESERT SHIELD AND DESERT STORM
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform 1993 1475064314 / 9781475064315 First Edition; Various Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
his monograph is a preliminary accounting of the role of the U.S. Marine Corps' senior command in the Persian Gulf conflict from 8 August 1990 to 16 April 1991. It is one of a series covering the operations of the 1st Marine Division; the 2d Marine Division; the 3d Marine Aircraft Wing; Combat Service Support Element, comprised of 1st and 2d Force Service Support Groups units; Marines afloat in Desert Shield and Desert Storm; and humanitarian relief operations in northern Iraq and Turkey. This monograph of Marines in action was edited by the History division for publication using photographs, history, command diaries, and chronologies and from interviews. As such the reader will gain excellent knowldege of the subject to use in research and enjoyment of this important military work. ; Photos, Maps; 11 X 8.50 X 0.32 inches; 140 pages 
Price: 11.97 USD
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It Doesn't Take a Hero  The Autobiography  (Author Signed), Schwarzkopf, Norman & Pete Petre
13 Schwarzkopf, Norman & Pete Petre It Doesn't Take a Hero The Autobiography (Author Signed)
Bantam Books 1992 0553089447 / 9780553089448 First Edition; Fifteenth Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Boldly inscribed and signed on endpaper. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. He set his star by a simple motto: duty, honor, country. Only rarely does history grant a single individual the ability, personal charisma, moral force, and intelligence to command the respect, admiration, and affection of an entire nation. But such a man is General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, commander of the Allied Forces in the Gulf War. Now, in this refreshingly candid and typically outspoken autobiography, General Schwarzkopf reviews his remarkable life and career: the events, the adventures, and the emotions that molded the character and shaped the beliefs of this uniquely distinguished American leader. Scarce.; 9.30 X 5.80 X 1.70 inches; 432 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 29.97 USD
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Psychosomatic  (Author Signed), Smith, Anthony Neil
14 Smith, Anthony Neil Psychosomatic (Author Signed)
Point Blank 2006 0809550911 / 9780809550913 First Edition; Various Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author on Title Page. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. "Because Lydia didn't have arms or legs, she shelled out three thousand bucks to a washed up middleweight named Cap to give her ex-husband the beating of his life." But the beating turns to murder, and the murder into lust and desperation between Lydia and an underworld clean-up man. Meanwhile, overgrown frat boy car thieves take up cop killing as a side hobby. When these paths cross, a horror show of violence unfolds as they all slide into a hell of their own design, surrounded by the neon and noise of the casino strip on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Violent, vivid, life at hyper-speed. This debut novel from the editor of Plots with Guns is a noir nightmare that asks how much is too much in a relationship, and what is the cost of leaving? Ken Bruen calls it "the darkest song I've ever read". May have dust spotting on top edge from shelf storage over time.; 1 x 8.6 x 5.6 Inches; 184 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 89.97 USD
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Official Records of the Union & Confederate Navies Series 1 Vol 17 in the War of the Rebellion, Stewart, Charles W
15 Stewart, Charles W Official Records of the Union & Confederate Navies Series 1 Vol 17 in the War of the Rebellion
Washington, D.C. GOVT PRINTING OFFIC 1903 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Blue cover has heavy spotting. Ex library. Hinges cracking. Clean contents. Gulf Blockading Squadron, East Gulf Blockading Squadron. Photographs of Civil War vessels. Contains a list of the 16 previous volumes. ; Vol. 17; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
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16 Swanton, John Reed Indian Tribes of the Lower Mississippi Valley and Adjacent Coast of the Gulf of Mexico
Washington, D. C. Government Printing Office 1911 1287760325 / 9781287760320 First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
not a reprint . Original. Brown cover with gold print. Very clean contents. Fold out color map. Scarce in this condition. ; Photographs & Drawings 
Price: 19.97 USD
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Indians of the Gulf Coast States, U.S. Department of the Interior & Bureau of Indian Affairs
17 U.S. Department of the Interior & Bureau of Indian Affairs Indians of the Gulf Coast States
Dept. of the Interior 1966 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Blue green pamphlet. Very clean. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition.; Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas; 20 pages 
Price: 9.97 USD
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Black Widow  (Author Signed), White, Randy Wayne
18 White, Randy Wayne Black Widow (Author Signed)
Putnam Adult 2008 0399154566 / 9780399154560 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed twice by author. Dust in mylar protective cover. Collectors grade. Randy Wayne White (born 1950) is an American writer of crime fiction and non-fiction adventure tales. He is best known for his series of crime novels featuring the retired NSA agent Doc Ford,a marine biologist living on the Gulf Coast of southern Florida. A resident of Southwest Florida since 1972, he currently lives on Pine Island.Map endpapers. Inscribed and signed on title page and also signed on endpaper. ; 1.4 x 9.1 x 6.1 Inches; 352 pages; p; Signed by Author 
Price: 14.97 USD
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