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Chicago: Rand McNally & Company, 1974. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 218 pages. Endpaper map. Illustrations and Maps (many with color). Fold-out Chronological Chart. List of Participants, A Compendious Account of the British Colonies in North America. List of Maps. Map Overlays. Index. Format is approximately 11.25 inches by 15 inches. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Publisher's ephemera laid in. Don Higginbotham (May 22, 1931 – June 22, 2008) was an American historian and Dowd Professor of History at the University of North Carolina. A leading scholar of George Washington, he was a pioneering practitioner of the “new” military history and an expert on colonial and revolutionary America and the early national United States. He served twice (1975–76 and 1998–99) as visiting professor of history at the United States Military Academy. Kenneth Nebenzahl lectures and writes in the fields of early mapping, exploration and American history. Nebenzahl served many years as a consultant to Rand McNally & Co., the Hudson’s Bay Company and The Library of Congress. As an aid to the modern day reader, each of the maps is accompanied by some 300 words of commentary by Nebenzahl. These 'captions' help interprets the action depicted, explain the origin of the maps, and the significance of the engagement, as the situation warrants. Higginbotham contributes a 40,000 word essay on the background of the war. Higginbotham's text could stand as a worthy book on its own. As it is, much of the understanding of the how and why of the events mapped springs from this well-written commentary.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1910. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xxi, , 395,  pages. Frontis illustration. Illustrations. Index. Bookplate of John Lyman inside front cover! Minor front board weakness. The author had served in the U.S. Navy. He also appears to have been a descendant of Samuel Hill (1771-1825) of Machias, Maine and Boston, Massachusetts, who was a ship captain. The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States. It is the largest and most capable navy in the world and it has been estimated that in terms of tonnage of its active battle fleet alone, it is larger than the next 13 navies combined, which includes 11 U.S. allies or partner nations. It has the highest combined battle fleet tonnage and the world's largest aircraft carrier fleet, with eleven in service, and two new carriers under construction. With 336,978 personnel on active duty and 101,583 in the Ready Reserve, the U.S. Navy is the third largest of the U.S. military services in terms of personnel.
London: Harper Press, An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [Atlas Books], 2007. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xiv, , 188,  pages. Inscribed on title page with reference to 'many thanks for his book help'. Christopher Eric Hitchens (13 April 1949 – 15 December 2011) was an Anglo-American author, columnist, essayist, orator, religious and literary critic, social critic, and journalist. He contributed to New Statesman, The Nation, The Atlantic, London Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement, Slate, and Vanity Fair. Hitchens was the author, co-author, editor or co-editor of over 30 books, including five collections of essays, on a range of subjects, including politics, literature, and religion. Known for his contrarian stance on a number of issues, Hitchens criticized public figures as Mother Teresa, Bill Clinton, Henry Kissinger, and Diana, Princess of Wales. Hitchens was an ardent advocate for the separation of church and state; a self-described antitheist, he regarded the concept of a god or supreme being as a totalitarian belief that destroys individual freedom, and argued that free expression and scientific discovery should replace religion as a means of teaching ethics and defining human civilization.
Washington DC: United States Army, Center of Military History, 2000. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. 40 pages including covers. Illustrations (most in color). David W. Hogan, Jr. was the Director of Histories ad the U.S. Army Center of Military History. Includes Foreword; 225 Years of Service: The U.S. Army, 1775 - 2000; Transforming the Army; The Cold War Army; Conclusion; Further Readings; and Discussion Questions. Discussion Questions: What are the major wars in which the United States Army has fought? What missions other than fighting major wars has the United States Army accomplished? Who have been some of the most famous leaders of the United States Army; What is the Militia tradition, and why has it been so important throughout our history? In what ways has the United States Army attempted to take advantage of technology throughout history? How has the United States Army established and sustained a tradition of deference to civil authority? How has the Army facilitated the integration of ethnic minorities and women into American life? and Recognizing both our own history and changes in the world, what should the Army be doing now to transform itself?
Washington DC: United States Army, Office of the Chief of Military History, 1970. Reprint. Hardcover. xxiii, , 789,  pages. Occasional footnotes. Charts, Table. Maps. Illustrations. Appendix: Logistics Management Information. Bibliography of Sources Consulted. Glossary. Index. Cover has minor wear and soiling. This is one of the Army Historical Series. During World War II, James A Huston served as an operations officer in the 3rd Battalion, 134th Infantry, a unit that helped to liberate or capture dozens of cities across France, Belgium, and Germany. From July 1944 through April 1945, the regiment captured 8,974 prisoners of war and covered over 1,500 combat miles, but lost 10,046 men in the process. After teaching history at Purdue University for 26 years — with interim years teaching at the National War College, Naval War College — he came to the University of Lynchburg, where he had a profound impact on the academic life of the institution. Dr. Huston served as dean of the College and professor of history and international relations from 1972 to 1984, when he retired. Military logistics is the discipline of planning and carrying out the movement, supply, and maintenance of military forces. In its most comprehensive sense, it is those aspects or military operations that deal with: Design, development, acquisition, storage, distribution, maintenance, evacuation, and disposition of materiel. Transport of personnel. Acquisition or construction, maintenance, operation and disposition of facilities. Acquisition or furnishing of services. Medical and health service support.