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London: Adam & Charles Black, 1971. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Illustrations. Maps and Diagrams. (10" x 7½”: 191 pages; 25 photographs; 28 maps and diagrams.) Bibliography. Index. Some ink underlining and marks noted. Foreword by Brigadier Peter Young. Ex-library with usual library markings. "Withdrawn" stamp and white-out portion on half-title page. Charles Grant was a Scottish game author who helped popularize the hobby of tabletop wargaming. He is best known as the author of The War Game. Born in Scotland, and served in the Royal Air Force in World War II. Later in Scotland Yard's Special Branch. Contributor to Military Modelling and Battle. Sometime editor of Slingshot the Journal of the Society of Ancients. He has had influence amongst the designers of Warhammer Ancient Battles. Jeff Jonas describes his writings as inspirational. He died in May 1979. He is survived by his son Charles S. Grant, who is also a published wargamer.
London: Oxford University Press, 1989. Later printing. Mass market paperback. x, 165,  pages. Occasional footnotes. Notes; Notes for Further Reading; and Index. Cover has some wear and soiling. Includes Foreword, The Wars of the Knights; The Wars of the Mercenaries; The Wars of the Merchants; The Wars of the Professionals; The Wars of the Revolution; The Wars of the Nations; The Wars of the Technologists; Eilogue--The Nuclear Age. Sir Michael Eliot Howard OM CH CBE MC FBA FRHistS (29 November 1922 – 30 November 2019) was an English military historian, formerly Chichele Professor of the History of War, Honorary Fellow of All Souls College, Regius Professor of Modern History at the University of Oxford, Robert A. Lovett Professor of Military and Naval History at Yale University, and founder of the Department of War Studies, King's College London. In 1958, he co-founded the International Institute for Strategic Studies. Prior to his death, Howard was described in the Financial Times as "Britain's greatest living historian". The Guardian described him as "Britain's foremost expert on conflict." Howard was best known for expanding military history beyond the traditional campaigns and battles accounts to include wider discussions about the sociological significance of war. In his account of the Franco-Prussian War of 1870–71, Howard looked at how the Prussian and French armies reflected the social structure of the two nations. Howard stressed the difference between traditional military history, which seeks to identify applicable lessons for the present and his approach, which stresses the uniqueness of the historical past and the impossibility of deriving such lessons.
New York: Bonanza Books, 1961. Later printing. Hardcover. 29 cm. , 347,  pages. Illustrations. Introduction by Hanson Baldwin. DJ crinkled at rear, corners bumped, some soiling. This work covers aircraft, ships, tanks and destroyers, artillery, small arms and miscellaneous weapons (such as the V1 and V2 rockets and the atomic bomb).
New York: Walker and Company, 1961. First Printing. 29 cm, 347, illus., ususal library markings, weakness to boards, somewhat shaken, rough spot inside rear flyleaf where due slip removed board edges worn, tape on boards, DJ worn and scuffed: small tears, small chips, small pieces missing, larger tear at DJ spine, front DJ flap stained, rough spot on DJ spine where library call number sticker has been removed.