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Washington, DC: United States, Department of the Army, 1950. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. Format is approximately 5.875 inches by 9.125 inches. vi, 116, wraps, 8 fold-out maps (some color) at back. Some wear and soiling to covers. RESTRICTED marking crossed out and Stamp stating "Restricted Classification Removed Per Executive Order 10501" on front cover. Other stamps and cross outs on cover and title page. This pamphlet supersedes MS #T-22 "Peculiarities of Russian Warfare", published by the Historical Division, Special Staff, U.S. Army in June, 1949. Pamphlet was prepared by a committee of former German officers at the EUCOM Historical Division Interrogation Enclosure, Neustadt, Germany, in late 1947 and early 1948. All of these officers had extensive experience on the eastern front during the period 1941-45. The principal author commanded in succession a panzer division, a corps, a panzer army, and an army group.
New York: Random House, 2008. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xix, , 417,  pages. Illustrations (color). Includes Map of Iraq, Map of Baghdad, Preface, 25 chapters, Appendix A: Insurgency and Unity of Command in Vietnam, Appendix B: Memo to Gen. George W. Casey, USA, Appendix C: Bing West's Counterinsurgency Lessons, Notes. and Bibliography. From a universally respected combat journalist, a gripping history based on five years of front-line reporting about how the war was turned around and the choice now facing America. During the fierce battle for Fallujah, Bing West asked an Iraqi colonel why the arch terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi had fled in women's clothes. The colonel pointed to a Marine patrol walking by and said, Americans are the strongest tribe. In Iraq, America made mistake after mistake. Many gave up on the war. Then the war took a sharp U-turn. Two generals, David Petraeus and Raymond Odierno, displayed the leadership America expected. Bringing the reader from the White House to the fighting in the streets, this remarkable narrative explains the turnaround by U.S. forces. In the course of fourteen extended trips over five years, Bing West embedded with more than sixty front-line units, discussing strategy with generals and tactics with corporals. Disposing of myths, he provides an expert's account of the counterinsurgency. By describing the characters and combat in city after city, West gives the reader an in-depth understanding that will inform debate about the war.
Northampton, MA: Olive Branch Press [An imprint of Interlink Publishing Group, Inc.], 2010. Second printing [stated]. Trade paperback. xv, , 216 pages. Map. Facts and Figures. Historical Timeline. Notes. Resources. Minor pencil marks noted. Cover has slight wear and soiling. Inscribed and dated on the title page by Phyllis Bennis. David Wildman is the executive secretary for Human Rights & Racial Justice with the United Methodist Church's General Board of Global Ministries. He visits Afghanistan and the Middle East regularly. He serves on the World Council of Churches Palestine-Israel Ecumenical Forum Core Group. David holds both an MDiv. and MPhil. (for doctoral work) in Social Ethics from Union Theological Seminary (NY). Phyllis Bennis (born January 19, 1951) is an American writer, activist, and political commentator. Focusing mainly on issues related to the Middle East and the United Nations, she is a strong critic of Israel and the United States and a leading advocate of Palestinian rights.
Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2009. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. viii, 296,  pages. Maochun Miles Yu is a professor of East Asia and military and naval history at the United States Naval Academy (USNA). He is the author of numerous scholarly articles on military and intelligence history and newspaper columns; his books include OSS in China: Prelude to Cold War. Miles Maochun Yu teaches courses on modern China and East Asia, military and naval history, and World War II at the United States Naval Academy (USNA). He founded and directs USNA’s Asia Forum and spearheads the school’s activities on Asia-related issues. In 2009, he was named the top researcher at USNA.