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Brief History of the 8th Marines., Santelli, James.
61 Santelli, James. Brief History of the 8th Marines.
GPO, 1976. 1976 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Original 1976 printing. The 8th Marine Regiment is an infantry regiment of the United States Marine Corps. They are based at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and fall under the command of the 2nd Marine Division and the II Marine Expeditionary Force. The 8th Marine Regiment was formed on 9 October 1917, at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia during the buildup for World War I. While training for war, the command was transferred to Fort Crockett, Texas, to guard the nearby Mexican oil fields. The regiment was joined there by the 9th Marines to form the 3d Marine Brigade; the first Advance Base Force of World War I. As such, the Marines were held in reserve to establish and defend naval bases in the Atlantic Ocean or the West Indies, if required. The 8th Marines was inactivated at Philadelphia Navy Yard on 25 April 1919.A year later, the regiment was reactivated for service in Haiti where Marines had been fighting the Cacos bandits since 1914. Through systematic patrolling which culminated in a number of brief, sharp clashes, the 8th Marines eliminated Haitian banditry that had lasted more than a hundred years. The 8th Marines was inactivated again in 1925. 
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62 Shetler, Charles Guide to the Study of West Virginia History
Morgantown, WV West Virginia University Library 1960 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Navy hardcover, Fully indexed. Contains an extensive bibliography of W. Va History items. West Virginia is one of two American states formed during the American Civil War (1861–1865), along with Nevada, and is the only state to form by seceding from a Confederate state. It was originally part of the British Virginia Colony (1607–1776) and the western part of the state of Virginia (1776–1863), whose population became sharply divided over the issue of secession from the Union and in the separation from Virginia, formalized by admittance to the Union as a new state in 1863. West Virginia was one of the Civil War Border states. (Wikipedia) We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 151 pages; 
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OSS  The Secret History of America's First Central Intelligence Agency, Smith, R. Harris
63 Smith, R. Harris OSS The Secret History of America's First Central Intelligence Agency
University of California Press 1972 0520020235 / 9780520020238 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Looks almost new. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. “The best book about America’s first modern secret service.” Washington Post Book World In the months before World War II, FDR prepared the country for conflict with Germany and Japan by reshuffling various government agencies to create the Office of Strategic Services--America’s first intelligence agency and the direct precursor to the CIA. When he charged William (“Wild Bill”) Donovan, a successful Wall Street lawyer and Wilkie Republican, to head up the office, the die was set for some of the most fantastic and fascinating operations the U.S. government has ever conducted. Author Richard Harris Smith, himself an ex-CIA hand, documents the controversial agency from its conception as a spin-off of the Office of the Coordinator for Information to its demise under Harry Truman and reconfiguration as the CIA. During his tenure, Donovan oversaw a chaotic cast of some ten thousand agents drawn from the most conservative financial scions to the country’s most idealistic New Deal true believers. Together they usurped the roles of government agencies both foreign and domestic, concocted unbelievably complicated conspiracies, and fought the good fight against the Axis powers of Germany and Japan. For example, when OSS operatives stole vital military codebooks from the Japanese embassy in Portugal, the operation was considered a success. But the success turned into a flop as the Japanese discovered what had happened, and hastily changed a code that had already been decrypted by the U.S. Navy. Colorful personalities and truly priceless anecdotes abound in what may arguably be called the most authoritative work on the subject.; 1.6 x 9 x 5.9 Inches; 458 pages 
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64 Spencer, Warren F. The Confederate Navy in Europe
Tuscaloosa, AL The University of Alabama Press 1997 1st Thus; First Impression paperback Fine with no dust jacket 
As new in shrink wrap.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
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In Harm's Way  The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors, Stanton, Doug
65 Stanton, Doug In Harm's Way The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors
Henry Holt and Company 2001 1567317979 / 9781567317978 First Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Book and dust jacket look new. Dust in protective mylar cover. Signed by Ensign Harlan Twible one of the survivors. "On July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed in the South Pacific by a Japanese submarine. An estimated 300 men were killed upon impact; close to 900 sailors were cast into the Pacific Ocean, where they remained undetected by the navy for nearly four days and nights. Battered by a savage sea, they struggled to stay alive, fighting off sharks, hypothermia, and dementia." The definitive account of a little-known chapter in World War II history, In Harm's Way is destined to become a classic tale of war, survival, and extraordinary courage.(Review) In July 1945, Ensign Twible served as a gunnery officer on the USS Indianapolis. The ship had just delivered the atomic bomb and was sailing home when it was attacked by a Japanese submarine. Twible recounted "We were under secret orders, so nobody knew we were hit," "The bow was blown off the ship....Here I was, an Ensign, and I had to give the order to abandon ship," Rare work. ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 333 pages; Signed by Notable Personage, Related 
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U.S. Subs in Action - Warships No. 2, Stern, Robert & Don Greer
66 Stern, Robert & Don Greer U.S. Subs in Action - Warships No. 2
Squadron/Signal Publications 1983 0897470850 / 9780897470858 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Oblong magazine in archival sleeve for protection. We ship within 24 hours. Scarce in this condition. See scan of actual book being offered. ; Photographs-Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 50 pages 
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U-Boats in Action - Warships No. 1, Stern, Robert C. & Don Greer
67 Stern, Robert C. & Don Greer U-Boats in Action - Warships No. 1
Squadron/Signal Publications 1977 0897470540 / 9780897470544 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Oblong magazine in archival sleeve for protection. We ship within 24 hours. Scarce in this condition. See scan of actual book being offered. "a very good modelers source as a overview of the different Types of German U-boats." Review. ; Photos and illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 50 pages 
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U.S. Battleships in Action, Part 2 - Warships No. 4, Stern, Robert C. & Don Greer & Kevin Wornkey
68 Stern, Robert C. & Don Greer & Kevin Wornkey U.S. Battleships in Action, Part 2 - Warships No. 4
Squadron/Signal Publications 1984 0897471571 / 9780897471572 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Oblong magazine in archival sleeve for protection. We ship within 24 hours. Scarce in this condition. See scan of actual book being offered. ; Photographs, Illustrations; 10.70 X 8 X 0.10 inches; 50 pages 
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U.S. Aircraft Carriers in action, Part 1 - Warships No. 5, Stern, Robert C. & Joe Sewell & Don Greer
69 Stern, Robert C. & Joe Sewell & Don Greer U.S. Aircraft Carriers in action, Part 1 - Warships No. 5
Squadron/Signal Publications 1991 0897472659 / 9780897472654 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Oblong magazine in archival sleeve for protection. We ship within 24 hours. Scarce in this condition. See scan of actual book being offered. "This is a detailed history of the 8 pre-WWII carriers, published by squadron/signal publications. It is a great value, full of black and white pictures and a detailed narrative of these first American carriers." review. ; Photographs, Illustrations; 10.70 X 8 X 0.20 inches; 50 pages 
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Official Records of the Union & Confederate Navies Series 1 Vol 17 in the War of the Rebellion, Stewart, Charles W
70 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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71 Stewart, Charles W. (compiler). John Paul Jones Commemoration At Annapolis April 25, 1906
Washington, D. C. Government Printing Office, 1907, ncrd, 1907 First Impression Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Blue cloth cover. Describes the ceremonies which took place at the re-burial of Jones after his original coffin had been excavated from an abandoned cemetary in Paris. Intersting details of the discovery of the coffin and autopsy. Cover has chips and stains. Contents clean. Extensive chronology in back. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; Photographs & illustrations 
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A companion to the Royal Navy, Thomas, David Arthur
72 Thomas, David Arthur A companion to the Royal Navy
London, England Harrap 1988 0245545727 / 9780245545726 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Blue cover. ; Photographs and illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 443 pages 
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Airborne Weapons of the West, Thornborough, Anthony M.
73 Thornborough, Anthony M. Airborne Weapons of the West
Motorbooks International 1995 0879386703 / 9780879386702 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.; Photographs and Illustrations; 9.69 X 7.17 X 0.31 inches; 96 pages 
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Civil War Naval Chronology 1861-1865, US Navy, Naval History Division.
74 US Navy, Naval History Division. Civil War Naval Chronology 1861-1865
GPO, 1971. 1971 First Edition; Various Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
A comprehensive history of the Navy in the Civil war. Illustratedwith photos, maps, etc. Covered year by year from 1861-1865. Extensive appendix with titles like The Navy in the Defense of Washington, The Positive Identification of John Wilkes Booth, The journal of Private Charles Brother, USMC, Cival War Bloakade Runners, etc. Very large and heavy book. ; Photos, Illustrations 
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Let the Chips Fall Unrestrained Reminiscences through Half a Century of Sweet and Sour Relationships with People, Places and Performances, Valle´e, Rudy
75 Valle´e, Rudy Let the Chips Fall Unrestrained Reminiscences through Half a Century of Sweet and Sour Relationships with People, Places and Performances
Stackpole Books 1975 0811709477 / 9780811709477 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Yellow cover. Signed by author on end paper. Former owner's name also on page. Hubert Prior "Rudy" Vallée (July 28, 1901 – July 3, 1986) was an American singer, actor, bandleader, and radio host. He was one of the first modern pop stars of the teen idol type. n 1917, he enlisted for World War I but was discharged when United States Navy authorities discovered he was only 15 years old.Wiki; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 320 pages; Signed by Author 
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Whaley THe story of HMS Excellent 1830-1980, Wells, John G
76 Wells, John G Whaley THe story of HMS Excellent 1830-1980
Portsmouth, England His Majesty's Stationery Office 1980 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Blue cover with gold print. Dust has minor tears otherwise clean and tight book. Dust jacket now in Brodart mylar protective (clear) cover. Has prior owners name inscribed. Forward by Admiral of the Fleet Sir Varyl Begg. Extensive index and bibliography. Scarce. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 246 pages 
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"A Defense Weapon Known to Be of Value"  Servicewomen of the Korean War Era, Witt, Linda & Judith Bellafaire & Britta Granrud & Mary Jo Binker
77 Witt, Linda & Judith Bellafaire & Britta Granrud & Mary Jo Binker "A Defense Weapon Known to Be of Value" Servicewomen of the Korean War Era
Hanover, N. H. UPNE 2005 1584654716 / 9781584654711 First Edition; Various Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Dark green cover, no dust. Book is new, just no dust jacket. Extensively researched, this book provides compelling insight from a feminist viewpoint that addresses discriminatory legislation and regulations that prevented women from realizing their fullest potential and integration into the military. The individual stories woven into the text add interest and complement the historical content. The chapter on the nurses is particularly powerful. Their service of caring, courage and dedication under the most hazardous and austere conditions are the hallmarks of the noble profession of military nurse." (Brig. Gen. Connie L. Slewitzke, U.S. Army, Retired ) ; 1.1 x 9 x 6.2 Inches; 336 pages; Fewer than five years after World War II, the United States found itself once again confronted by a war for which it was unprepared. Once again a downsized military establishment rushed to call up, draft, and recruit the needed manpower. And once again when it came up short, the services asked American women to leave their homes, jobs, and families to serve their country.

This book chronicles the crucial work of servicewomen in the Korean War, and other uniformed women who helped support that war and the burgeoning Cold War in places as far flung as the Pacific atoll of Kwajalein, bases in still-occupied post-war Germany and Japan, and lonely, isolated outposts such as Great Falls, Montana. The few short years between 1945 and 1953 saw pivotal changes in women's status in the U.S. Armed Forces. In a series of controversial and sometimes bitter legislative contests, women went from being almost a historical footnote in the immediate postwar period--a source of labor and skills the nation's military took for granted--to winning a permanent place in each branch of the armed services.

Largely based on the rich archives housed at the Women In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation, this volume records the actions of women who served in the armed forces, as well as those in the Red Cross, the USO, and other nongovernmental organizations that sent women overseas in support of U.S. military personnel. Topics include the efforts of the Department of Defense to increase the number of female recruits for the Korean War and the difficulty of retaining them in an era that valued homemakers and devalued career women; the cost to the military of the female talent drain just when the military needed them most; and a close look at Army, Navy and Air Force nurses, as well as those in the innovative M.A.S.H. units, who all performed magnificently under dangerous and harsh conditions.

The book's conclusion assesses the failure of the military to fully incorporate women during these years as a result of its own paternalistic mindset (shared by society at large) coupled with the failure of wartime recruiting efforts and the low retention rate for servicewomen. The authors argue that the number of servicewomen remained far below authorized levels throughout this period, and the continued small size of the women's components resulted in their inability to accomplish their mission. According to the authors, this hurt the credibility of the women's services and haunted them for years, reinforcing the rock-solid belief of many that the military was for men, and women did not belong there. 
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We Remember Submarine Sea Poacher By Her Crew 1944-Present, Yeske, Lanny
78 Yeske, Lanny We Remember Submarine Sea Poacher By Her Crew 1944-Present
Warwick House Publishing 2008 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Black cover with white lettering and gold emblem on cover. Book looks new. Has minor crack starting at tltle page. Extensive table of contents and reference section. Chapters were written by crew members about individual patrols and years. Has an alphabetical list of crew members. USS Sea Poacher (SS/AGSS-406), a Balao-class submarine, was a vessel of the United States Navy named for the sea poacher, a slender, mailed fish of the North Atlantic.Sea Poacher (SS-406) was built by the Portsmouth Navy Yard in Kittery, Maine; launched on 20 May 1944; sponsored by Mrs. J. H. Spiller, wife of Commander Spiller, hull superintendent at the Navy Yard; and commissioned on 31 July 1944, Commander Francis M. Gambacorta in command. After conducting her fourth war patrol off the eastern coast of Honshu and Hokkaido, Sea Poacher was undergoing refitting at Pearl Harbor when the war ended on 15 August 1945. Sea Poacher was transferred (sold) under terms of the Security Assistance Program, to Peru, 1 July 1974. She was commissioned into the Peruvian Navy, initially as BAP Pabellón de Pica (S-49), but her name was changed a few weeks later to La Pedrera. She was taken out of service in 1995, and relegated to pierside training. ; Photographs; 507 pages 
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Rooster Tails of the South Pacific, Young, Albert A. Jr.
79 Young, Albert A. Jr. Rooster Tails of the South Pacific
New York Self Published 2009 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
A historical fiction account of PT 143 that did service in the South Pacific in World War II and it's commander Al Young. While fiction it covers many factual accounts of the squadron. Rare.; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 150 pages 
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