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New York: David McKay Company, Inc., 1976. First American Edition [stated]. Presumed first printing. Hardcover. Format is about 6.75 inches by 8.75 inches. 159,  pages. Ex-library with usual library markings. Includes Illustrations, Abbreviations and explanations, Notes on the rules, The Rules, Pre-game check list, Index to the rules. Includes 20 black and white illustrations of individual armies. Label on fep. Label with name and address of previous owner pasted to top corner of the title page. Topics covered include Pont-de-la-Croix; The Wargames, Then and now; Boots, boots, boots, boots...; Wheels, wheels, wheels, wheels...; Battlegrounds; Instruments of war; Playing the game; and Disaster at D-Day--and other big games. Gavin Tudor Lyall (9 May 1932 – 18 January 2003) was an English author of espionage thrillers. From 1959 to 1962 he was a newspaper reporter and the aviation correspondent for the Sunday Times. His first novel, The Wrong Side of the Sky, was published in 1961, drawing from his personal experiences in the Libyan Desert and in Greece. It was an immediate success. Lyall then left journalism in 1963 to become a full-time author. Gavin Lyall was also a wargamer and appeared in "Battleground", a Tyne Tees television series on miniature war gaming in 1978.
London, Mechanicsburg (PA): Greenhill Books and Stackpole Books, 1996. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 240 pages. List of Illustrations. The Principal German Leaders. Maps and Charts. Illustrations. Bibliography. Index. Based on British spelling, assumed to be the U. K. first edition. A title which investigates how German armed forces have been forced from the brink of victory to defeat on two occasions during the century. Examines what Macksey sees as the inherent flaws in the German military system, as well as taking into account major preceding events and contributory factors. Kenneth John Macksey MC (1 July 1923 – 30 November 2005) was a British author and historian who specialized in military history and military biography, particularly of the Second World War. Macksey was commissioned in 1944. He served during the rest of Second World War in the 79th Armoured Division under the command of Percy Hobart, earning a Military Cross; he later wrote a biography of Hobart. Macksey gained a permanent commission in 1946, transferred to the Royal Tank Regiment in 1947, reached the rank of major in 1957 and retired from the Army in 1968. Macksey wrote a volume of alternate history entitled Invasion, which dealt with a successful invasion of England by Germany in 1940. He also wrote the novel First Clash that describes a NATO–Warsaw Pact clash in the late 1980s. First Clash was written under contract to the Canadian Forces and focuses on the Canadian role in such a conflict. Macksey also edited The Hitler Options, the first volume of a series of "alternate decisions" alternate history anthologies from Greenhill Books, in 1995.
Peking: Foreign Languages Press, 1967. Second Edition [stated]. Second Printing [stated]. Wraps. 410,  pages. Wraps. Frontis illustration. Footnotes. Some underlning. Cover scuffed. Mao Zedong (December 26, 1893 – September 9, 1976), also known as Chairman Mao, or Mao Tse-tung, was a Chinese communist revolutionary who became the founding father of the People's Republic of China, which he ruled as the Chairman of the Communist Party of China from its establishment in 1949 until his death in 1976. Ideologically a Marxist–Leninist, his theories, military strategies, and political policies are collectively known as Maoism. Mao is regarded as one of the most important and influential individuals in modern world history. He is also known as a political intellect, theorist, military strategist, poet, and visionary. Mao remains a controversial figure and there is little agreement over his legacy. Supporters credit and praise him for having unified China and for ending the previous decades of civil war. He is also credited for having improved the status of women in China and for improving literacy and education.
Washington DC: Naval Historical Center, Contemporary History Branch, 1991. Revised Edition. Wraps. , 100,  pages. Cover has some wear. Corners of several pages bent. This bibliography revises and updates A Select Bibliography of the United States Navy and the Southeast Asian Conflict, 1950-1975, compiled by Edward J. Marolda and G. Wesley Price III and issued in November 1983. The greater number of titles cited in this new edition reflects the outpouring of books and articles on the Vietnam War since 1983. In addition, because of the growing attention to the role of women in war, the current edition of the bibliography presents a new subject category entitled Navy Women. A primary object of this current work is to provide a bibliography that would enable researchers to identify the most comprehensive books and articles on the Navy's overall involvement in the struggle for Southeast Asia (hence the General Works section). Another goal was to present researchers only interested in specific subject areas with the fullest information on the sources treating those individual topics. The books, public documents, and articles cited in the bibliography can be found in the holding of the Navy Department Library.
New York: William Morrow & Company, 1941. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 251, pages. Foreword by J. F. C. Fuller. Maps. Index. Small pieces missing margin p. 111. Ex-library with the usual library markings (stamps, pocket, & barcode). DJ flaps cut off and pasted inside front flyleaf. Some soiling to boards, some spotting to spine and library call number, spine edges worn, some soiling to fore-edge. Brigadier General Samuel Lyman Atwood Marshall, also known as Slam, (July 18, 1900 – December 17, 1977) was a military journalist and historian. He served with the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I, before leaving to work as a journalist, specializing in military affairs. In 1940, he published Blitzkrieg: Armies on Wheels, an analysis of the tactics used by the Wehrmacht, and re-entered the U.S. Army as its chief combat historian during World War II and the Korean War. He officially retired in 1960 but acted as an unofficial advisor during the Vietnam War. Marshall wrote some 30 books about warfare. His most famous work was Men Against Fire: The Problem of Battle Command, which concluded fewer than 25% of men in combat actually fired their weapons at the enemy. His overall conclusion - a significant number do not fire their weapons in combat - has been verified by multiple studies performed by other armies, going back to the 18th century. Why this is so remains contested; Marshall argued that even with their own lives at risk, the resistance of the average individual “...toward killing a fellow man" was such that "he will not...take life if it is possible to turn away from that responsibility and at the vital point, he becomes a conscientious objector"
New York: William Morrow & Company, 1941. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 251, pages. Foreword by J. F. C. Fuller. Footnotes. Maps. Index. DJ has some wear and soiling. Some endpaper soiling and discoloration. Some marks to text noted. Brigadier General Samuel Lyman Atwood Marshall, also known as Slam, (July 18, 1900 – December 17, 1977) was a military journalist and historian. He served with the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I, before leaving to work as a journalist, specializing in military affairs. In 1940, he published Blitzkrieg: Armies on Wheels, an analysis of the tactics used by the Wehrmacht, and re-entered the U.S. Army as its chief combat historian during World War II and the Korean War. He officially retired in 1960 but acted as an unofficial advisor during the Vietnam War. Marshall wrote some 30 books about warfare. His most famous work was Men Against Fire: The Problem of Battle Command, which concluded fewer than 25% of men in combat actually fired their weapons at the enemy. His overall conclusion - a significant number do not fire their weapons in combat - has been verified by multiple studies performed by other armies, going back to the 18th century. Why this is so remains contested; Marshall argued that even with their own lives at risk, the resistance of the average individual “...toward killing a fellow man" was such that "he will not...take life if it is possible to turn away from that responsibility and at the vital point, he becomes a conscientious objector"
Carlisle, PA: United States Army War College Press, 2015. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. x, 222 pages. Map. Illustrations. Endnotes. Appendices. Ink marks to text noted. Dr. M. Chris Mason joined the faculty at the Strategic Studies Institute as a Professor of National Security Affairs in June 2014. He has worked in and on Afghanistan for the past 15 years. He retired from the Foreign Service in 2005 and worked as the South Asia desk officer for the Marine Corps’ Center for Advanced Operational Culture and Language for several years, where he wrote the Marine Corps deployer’s guide to Afghan culture and the guide to Operational Pashtunwali. He has deployed to and traveled to Afghanistan and Pakistan numerous times, serving as the political officer on the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Paktika in 2005. Dr. Mason authored the first paper in the U.S. Government on the Afghan National Army (ANA) in October 2001, and worked for 5 years on ANA, Afghan National Police, and other security issues as the representative of the Bureau of Political Military Affairs to the Afghan Interagency Operations Group. Dr. Mason trained tens of thousands of deploying American and North Atlantic Treaty Organization military personnel on military and cultural aspects of the war in Afghanistan, and has published widely on Afghanistan and Pakistan in numerous publications over the past 10 years. Dr. Mason graduated with Distinction from the resident Command and General Staff College course at the Marine Corps University, Quantico, VA; holds a Ph.D. in military and Central Asian history from The George Washington University, Washington, DC.
London: Macmillan & Co., 1891. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Hardcover. xi, , 155,  pages. Bookplate from Ship's Library U.S.S. Bridge. Bookplate of a previous owner (Robert R. Martin) on fep. Appendix (bibliography). Index, Boards and spine somewhat stained and spotted. Major-General Sir John Frederick Maurice KCB (1841–1912) was a senior British Army officer, chiefly remembered for his military writings. Maurice served as private secretary to Sir Garnet Wolseley in the Ashanti Campaign of 1873–1874; in the Zulu War in 1880; was deputy assistant adjutant general of the Egyptian expedition in 1882; and was brevetted colonel in 1885. In 1885–1892 he was professor of military history at the Staff College, Camberley, and in 1895 was promoted to major general. In 1905 Maurice was part of a team which went to Berlin to negotiate with the Germans on the problems of the Navy estimates and the escalating threat posed to the Empire.
New York: Frederick A. Praeger, 1955. Presumed First U.S. Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. 261,  pages. Institutional library stamp on fep and other ex-library markings. Some pencil marks noted. Cover has some wear and soiling. Some page discoloration noted. The Contents include: Preface; Introduction; Former Concepts of the Political Direction and High Command of War; The First World War; The Beginnings of Air Warfare; Developments between the two World Wars; The High Command Before and after Dunkirk; Allied Planning in the Second World War; The Allied Assault in Normandy; Personalities in High Command; High Command and Political Direction Abroad and at Home; Ministry of Defence; Conduct of Modern War--I; Conduct of Modern War--II. Air Vice Marshal Edgar James Kingston-McCloughry, CB, CBE, DSO, DFC & Bar (10 September 1896 – 15 November 1972), was an Australian fighter pilot and flying ace of the First World War, and a senior commander in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. He shot down 21 aircraft and military balloons during the former war, making him the 6th highest-scoring Australian ace. He was also awarded the Distinguished Service Order and the Distinguished Flying Cross and Bar. McCloughry graduated from flying training in August 1917 and was posted to 23 Squadron RFC on the Western Front. He scored most of his victories in the last few months of the war. McCloughry joined the Royal Air Force (RAF) in 1922. He served there in a strategy-planning capacity through the Second World War. McCloughry retired from the RAF in 1953 as an air vice marshal.