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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
21 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 inlaid 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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22 Capon, Noel & John Farley & James Hulbert Corporate Strategic Planning
Columbia University Press 1987 0231063806 / 9780231063807 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Blue cover with gold lettering. Looks new, never used. A classic work on Strategic Planning. ; 1.4 x 9.26 x 6.39 Inches; 482 pages 
Price: 39.97 USD
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Heart talks, Carradine, B
23 Carradine, B Heart talks
God's Revivalist Office 1899 Third Edition; First Impression Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Contents clean, pages tight. Back cover has discoloration. Edges show signs of edgewear, overall good copy. Has small paper label with Mrs. Dale Chappell's name and signed by F.L. Chappell from Nampa, Idaho the location of a Nazarene University. The Chappell name is notable in Holiness history. Born April 4, 1842, in Yazoo County, Mississippi, he moved with his family the Yazoo City in 1852. He served with the Confederate Army for the last five months of the Civil War. Educated at the University of Mississippi, he was ordained a Methodist elder in 1878. He served in parsonages in New Orleans and Mississippi.Carradine wrote 26 books which primarily advanced his religious beliefs. Several of his books were centered on the concept of sanctification. He also wrote about his opposition to the Louisiana lottery making an analogy between it and slavery. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition.; 278 pages; p 
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Revival incidents, Carradine, B
24 Carradine, B Revival incidents
Chicago, Ill Christian Witness Co 1913 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Green cover with gold lettering. A rare copy of authors book on revivals. Many sermons including, but not limited to, The Restitutions of a Revival Meeting, The Revelations of a Revival Meeting, Decepments of a Revival Meeting, Strange Cases, The Remuneration in some Meetings, and many more. Born April 4, 1842, in Yazoo County, Mississippi, he moved with his family the Yazoo City in 1852. He served with the Confederate Army for the last five months of the Civil War. Educated at the University of Mississippi, he was ordained a Methodist elder in 1878. He served in parsonages in New Orleans and Mississippi.Carradine wrote 26 books which primarily advanced his religious beliefs. Several of his books were centered on the concept of sanctification. He also wrote about his opposition to the Louisiana lottery making an analogy between it and slavery. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition.; 245 pages 
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THE SECOND BLESSING IN SYMBOL, Carradine, B.
25 Carradine, B. THE SECOND BLESSING IN SYMBOL
Chicago, Ill The Christian Witness Company 1893 Third Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Green cover with gold print. Prior owner's name in front. (Rev. Roy McKinney Nazarene evangelist.) Born April 4, 1842, in Yazoo County, Mississippi, the author moved with his family the Yazoo City in 1852. He served with the Confederate Army for the last five months of the Civil War. Educated at the University of Mississippi, he was ordained a Methodist elder in 1878. He served in parsonages in New Orleans and Mississippi.Carradine wrote 26 books which primarily advanced his religious beliefs. Several of his books were centered on the concept of sanctification. He also wrote about his opposition to the Louisiana lottery making an analogy between it and slavery. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition.Very clean contents. 
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Sanctification, Carradine, Rev. B. & Rev. L. L. Pickett
26 Carradine, Rev. B. & Rev. L. L. Pickett Sanctification
Columbia, SC L. L. Pickett 1890 1st Thus; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Orangish cover with gold print. Floral design on cover. Corners dented and worn. Contents clean. Rare work by author on sanctification. Introduction by Rev. L. L. Pickett. Born April 4, 1842, in Yazoo County, Mississippi, he moved with his family the Yazoo City in 1852. He served with the Confederate Army for the last five months of the Civil War. Educated at the University of Mississippi, he was ordained a Methodist elder in 1878. He served in parsonages in New Orleans and Mississippi. [3]Carradine wrote 26 books[4] which primarily advanced his religious beliefs. Several of his books were centered on the concept of sanctification. He also wrote about his opposition to the Louisiana lottery making an analogy between it and slavery.This book is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition. 
Price: 89.97 USD
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Thoughts selected from the writings of the Rev. William E. Channing, Channing, William E.
27 Channing, William E. Thoughts selected from the writings of the Rev. William E. Channing
Boston, MA Crosby, Nichols, and Co. 1854 1st Edition Thus Hardcover Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Blue pocket sized hardcover with gilt edges. Book in very good condition with minor browning to pages due to age. William Ellery Channing (April 7, 1780-October 2, 1842), minister of the Federal Street Church in Boston, Massachusetts, 1803-42, was a spokesman during the Unitarian controversy for those liberal—or Unitarian—churches within Massachusetts' Standing Order of churches. His published sermons, lighting a path between orthodoxy and infidelity, were widely influential abroad as well as throughout the United States. His Christian humanism inspired both religious and literary features of the Transcendentalist movement. An exemplar of Christian piety and a champion of human rights and dignity, he effectively fostered social reform in areas of free speech, education, peace, relief for the poor, and anti-slavery. His pulpit orations made him, according to Emerson, "a kind of public Conscience." Channing graduated from Harvard at the head of the class of 1798. In archival sleeve for protection. Scarce if not rare. ; 64mo 3" - 4½" tall; 160 pages 
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28 Chappel, Bernice M. In the Palm of the Mitten A Memory Book of the Early 1900's
Brighton, MI Great Lakes Books 1981 0960640002 / 9780960640003 First Edition; Various Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Blue paperback with white lettering. Very clean contents and overall condition. Signed by Ms. Chappel on dedication page. Numerous photos. Excellent historical reference and genealogical resource. Scarce. ; 0.9 x 8.4 x 5.3 Inches; 271 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 35.97 USD
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Old Virginia Cheroots Library Kisses, Cheroots
29 Cheroots Old Virginia Cheroots Library Kisses
New York The American Tobacco Company 1896 First Edition; First Impression Ephemera Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Small Tobacco Advertising premium included in packages of Old Virginia Cheroots cigars. This one is number 11 in a series of 25 booklets printed at the turn of the 19 century. Includes Kisses, what has been said and sung of them in all ages. The correct position. The poetry of kissing, Creedmoor rules for kissing. A poem by Leigh Hunt entitled Jenny Kissed Me! Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition. Rare.; Cigarette Cards; Illustrations; 64mo 3" - 4½" tall; 17 pages 
Price: 19.97 USD
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The Machine Gun, Vol. 1 History Evolution and Development of Manual, Automatic, and Airborne Repeating Weapons, Chinn, George M.
30 Chinn, George M. The Machine Gun, Vol. 1 History Evolution and Development of Manual, Automatic, and Airborne Repeating Weapons
Bureau of Ordnance, Department of the Navy 1951 1st Edition Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
Blue cover gold lettering. Vol 1. only. Front hinge cracked but not detached. Contents clean. Former owners name on front endpaper. George Morgan Chinn (January 15, 1902 – September 4, 1987) was an American weapons expert and soldier. He attended Centre College.Bill Bright said of him "He did for military weapons what Wozniak and Gates did for computers. He added the right pieces to make them reliable and usable. He was what was then called a garage (in his case, cave) inventor." ; Vol. 1; Photographs, illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 688 pages 
Price: 39.97 USD
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Bugs Bunny in Double Trouble on Diamond Island, Christensen, Don
31 Christensen, Don Bugs Bunny in Double Trouble on Diamond Island
Racine, Wisconsin Whitman Publishing Company 1967 Authorized edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Gloss cover with some rubs and crease in back cover. Flip-it Cartoons See em' move edition. No writing or underlining in book. Book starting to show browning due to age. ; A Big Little Book #2007; Vol. 7; B & W Illustrations; 32mo 4" - 5" tall; 249 pages 
Price: 11.97 USD
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The Cathedral Shrine of the Transfiguration and Shrine Mont, Cleaveland, George Julius
32 Cleaveland, George Julius The Cathedral Shrine of the Transfiguration and Shrine Mont
Printed at Shenandoah Pub. House 1972 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Green cloth cover with gilt print. Looks new except for former owners name in front. ; 8.90 X 4.50 X 0.60 inches; 131 pages 
Price: 8.97 USD
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The Miller Family Magazine, Vol 1, nos. 1-4, 1916, and Vol 2, Nos. 1-2, 1917, Clemens, William
33 Clemens, William The Miller Family Magazine, Vol 1, nos. 1-4, 1916, and Vol 2, Nos. 1-2, 1917
New York , NY William M. Clemens 1946 PhotoCopy Only; First Impression Manila Folder or Binder Good+ 
Photocopy of these volumes in manila folder. Vol 1 is Jan, Apr, July, Oct of 1916 and Vol 2 is Jan and April of 1917. There is a table of contents that shows the items included. Examples are: New York city Millers, Anthony B. Miller's family, Burials at Ft. Wayne Indiana, and much more. ; Genealogical, Historical, and Biographical; Photocopy Only; 95 pages; 
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The Miller Family Magazine, October, 1916, Vol 1, No 4, Clemens, William M.
34 Clemens, William M. The Miller Family Magazine, October, 1916, Vol 1, No 4
New York, NY William M. Clemens 1916 First Edition; First Impression Manila Folder or Binder Very Good with no dust jacket 
Photocopy in folder. Millers of Hampshire Co. , Mass, Connecticut Old Folks, Milton, Mass. , Records, Soldiers of the Revolution, New Hanover, Penn. , Marriages, Deaths at Keene, N. H. , Bucks Co. , Penn. , Wills, A Miller-Cutter Line, New York Marriages, Joseph Miller's Family, Carlisle, Penn. , Marriages. Excellent Reference. We provide delivery tracking on US orders.; Photocopy Only; Vol. 1 #4; 16 pages; 
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Settlers of Maryland, 1679-1700, Coldham, Peter Wilson
35 Coldham, Peter Wilson Settlers of Maryland, 1679-1700
Baltimore, MD Genealogical Publishing Co. 1995 080631477x / 9780806314778 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover As New with No dust jacket as issued 
Hardcover edition, 1995. Green cover with gold print. Settlers of Maryland 1679-1700 extends Gust Skordas's renowned Early Settlers of Maryland through the last quarter of the 17th century Extracted from the Hall of Records, Annapolis. This book contains the surname, the County abbreviation (corresponding name in the introduction p. x), Name of the tract, acreage, date, and reference numbers to the numbered folios in the Land Office Registers. There is also a full index with corresponding page numbers by Tract. On balance, this is one of the most original contributions to Maryland genealogy. "Peter Wilson Coldham, FASG (1926 – 2012 in London), was a British genealogist. He was noted as "distinguished scholar of colonial American immigration." Wikipedia ; 0.6 x 8.4 x 5.5 Inches; 246 pages; Settlers of Maryland 1679-1700 extends Gust Skordas's renowned Early Settlers of Maryland through the last quarter of the 17th century, identifying several thousand immigrants and their colorfully named tracts. Based on the same series of records as Skordas--Land Office books on file at the Hall of Records in Annapolis--the entries in this work are arranged by family name, county, name of tract granted, acreage, date, and reference to original source(s). Tract names often suggest English places familiar to the settler--perhaps places of origin or residence--and they are so many and so various that an index of tract names has been appended to the book. On balance, this is one of the most original contributions to Maryland genealogy in years. 
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Manstenen, Utkastad I Varlden, Homo Sum Eller Den Forsvunna Diamanten  , Utkastad I Valrden and Homo Sum, Collins, Wilkie, Hector Malot, Georg Ebers
36 Collins, Wilkie, Hector Malot, Georg Ebers Manstenen, Utkastad I Varlden, Homo Sum Eller Den Forsvunna Diamanten , Utkastad I Valrden and Homo Sum
Stockholm Beijers Bokforlagsaktiebolag 1907 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Boards are worn as is leather 1/4 spine. Decorative boards and endpapers. Clean contents. Hinges an corners show wear and cracking. Written entirely in Swedish. The Moonstone (1868) by Wilkie Collins is a 19th-century British epistolary novel, generally considered the first detective novel in the English language. The story was originally serialized in Charles Dickens' magazine All the Year Round. The Moonstone and The Woman in White are considered Wilkie Collins' best novels. Besides creating many of the ground rules of the detective novel, The Moonstone also reflected Collins' enlightened social attitudes in his treatment of the Indians and the servants in the novel. Collins adapted The Moonstone for the stage in 1877, but the production was performed for only two months. Also has in same Volume Utkastad I Varlden by Malot, and Homo Sum by Ebers.Scarce if not rare Swedish printing in one volume. ; Book 1 & 2 in one volume, Swedish 
Price: 94.97 USD
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HISTORY OF NORTH CAROLINA, VOLUMES I-VI. 6 volumes., Connor, R. D. W., W. K. Boyd, J. G. de R. Hamilton, et al.
37 Connor, R. D. W., W. K. Boyd, J. G. de R. Hamilton, et al. HISTORY OF NORTH CAROLINA, VOLUMES I-VI. 6 volumes.
Lewis Publishing Co., 1919 First Edition; Various Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
6 vol. set. Blue Green cover with gold lettering. Overall condition is very good for all six volumes. Some wear to extremities. Contents clean. Not exlibrary. Minor foxing to a few pages. Vol 1 covers colonial-Revolutionary Periods, Vol 2 The Federal Period, Vol 3, North Carolina since 1860, Vol 4-6 North Carolina Biography. Illustrated with numerous photos. Rare full set! 
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The Deserter, Davis, Richard Harding & John T. McCutcheon
38 Davis, Richard Harding & John T. McCutcheon The Deserter
Charles Scribner's Sons 1917 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Dust in brodart cover. When Mr. Davis wrote the story of The Deserter, he could not possibly have foreseen that it was to be his last story the last of those short stories which gave him such eminence as a short-story writer. He apparently was as rugged and as vigorous as ever. And yet, had he sat down to write a story which he knew was to be his last, I do not think he could have written one more fittingly designed to be the capstone of his literary monument. The theme is one in which he has imconsciouidy mirrored his own ideals of honorable obligation, as well as one which presents a wholesome lesson to young soldiers who have taken an oath to do faithful service to a nation.Davis, an American author of romantic novels and short stories, was also the best known reporter of his generation. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. ; 7.30 X 4.80 X 0.40 inches; 43 pages 
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Christ Church in the City of Hudson 1802-1952  A Parish History., De Mille, The Ref. George E.
39 De Mille, The Ref. George E. Christ Church in the City of Hudson 1802-1952 A Parish History.
Rector, Wardens & Vestry 1952 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Blue cover with gilt print. Shows some soiling to edges. Limited edition #4 of 400. The first formation of a religious society by the Episcopalians in Hudson took place soon after the year 1790. The edifice was first occupied for the Christmas services of 1802, and the rite of consecration was performed by the Right Rev. Bishop Moore in October, 1803. The first renting of pews took place about the same time, and produced nearly the sum of three hundred dollars. Prior to their occupation of this building the society had met for worship in the old school-house on Diamond street.; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 68 pages 
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The case of Richard Sorge, Deakin, F.W. and G.R.Storry
40 Deakin, F.W. and G.R.Storry The case of Richard Sorge
Harper &Row 1966 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Rare hardcover first edition (stated). Richard Sorge (October 4, 1895 – November 7, 1944) was a Soviet military intelligence officer, active before and during World War II, working as an undercover German journalist in both Nazi Germany and the Empire of Japan. His codename was "Ramsay". A number of famous personalities considered him one of the most accomplished spies. Sorge is most famous for his service in Japan in 1940 and 1941, when he provided information about Adolf Hitler's plan to attack the Soviet Union. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 373 pages 
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