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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1988. 1st Touchstone Edition. Eleventh Printing. 197, wraps, illus., appendix, sources, index Pegasus Bridge was the first engagement of D-Day. Major John Howard and his small detachment of British airborne troops landed in gliders, stormed German defense forces, and paved the way for the Allied invasion of Europe.
London: Pocket Books [Simon & Schuster UK Ltd], 1988. Fifth Printing [stated]/. Trade paperback. xv, , 233,  pages. Wraps. Illustrations. Footnotes. Appendix. Sources. Index. Pegasus Bridge was the first engagement of D-Day. Major John Howard and his small detachment of British airborne troops landed in gliders, stormed German defense forces, and paved the way for the Allied invasion of Europe. Stephen Edward Ambrose (January 10, 1936 – October 13, 2002) was an American historian and biographer of U.S. Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon. He was a longtime professor of history at the University of New Orleans and the author of many bestselling volumes of American popular history. However, in a review of To America: Personal Reflections of an Historian for the New York Times, William Everdell wrote that "he certainly deserved better from some of his envious peers" and credited the historian with reaching "an important lay audience without endorsing its every prejudice or sacrificing the profession's standards of scholarship.
New York: Simon and Schuster Inc., 1988. First Touchstone Edition, later printing. Trade Paperback. 199., ] pages. Illustrations. Includes Preface, as well as Epilogue, Appendix: Poett's Orders to Howard, Acknowledgments, Sources, and Index. Chapters cover D-Day: 0000 to 0015 Hours; D-Day Minus Two Years; D-Day Minus One Year to D-Day Minus One Month; D-day Minus One Month to D-Day; D-Day: 0016 to 0026 Hours; D-Day: 0026 to 0600 Hours; D-Day: 0600 to 1200 Hours; D-Day: 1200 to 2400 Hours; D-day Plus One to D-Day Plus Ninety; D-Day Plus Three Months to D-Day Plus Fifty Years; D-Day Plus Forty Years to D-day Plus Fifty Years. This gripping account of the turning point of World war II by acclaimed author Stephen Ambrose brings to life a daring mission so crucial that, had it been unsuccessful, the entire Normandy invasion might have failed. Ambrose traces each step of the preparations over many months to the minute-by-minute excitement of the hand-to-hand confrontations on the bridge. This is a story of heroism and cowardice, kindness and brutality--the stuff of all great adventures. In a review of To America: Personal Reflections of an Historian for the New York Times, William Everdell credited the historian with reaching "an important lay audience without endorsing its every prejudice or sacrificing the profession's standards of scholarship." Ambrose was a history professor from 1960 until his retirement in 1995. From 1971, he was on the faculty of the University of New Orleans, where he was the Boyd Professor of History in 1989, an honor given only to faculty who attain "national or international distinction for outstanding teaching, research, or other creative achievement"
London: Henry Colburn, 1815. Second Edition [stated]. Presumed first printing thus. Wraps, string-tied. RARE. Format is approximately 5.75 inches by 8.75 inches (some pages slightly smaller). , 52, [4 of advertisements] pages. Item has some wear and soiling, with some edge wear and some discoloration. Alphonse de Beauchamp entered the Sardinian military service in 1784. Beauchamp commenced his Histoire de la Vendée et des Chouans (three volumes, Paris, 1806), which depicted the cruelties of the Fouché regime. Under the Restoration, he received a pension and wrote for the Moniteur and the Gazette de France. The Waterloo campaign (15 June – 8 July 1815) was fought between the French Army of the North and two Seventh Coalition armies, an Anglo-allied army and a Prussian army. Initially the French army was commanded by Napoleon Bonaparte. The Anglo-allied army was commanded by the Duke of Wellington and the Prussian army by Prince Blücher. The war between France and the Seventh Coalition came when other European Great Powers refused to recognize Napoleon as Emperor of the French upon his return from exile on Elba, and declared war on him, rather than France, as they still recognized Louis XVIII as the king of France and considered Napoleon a usurper. Rather than wait for the Coalition to invade France, Napoleon decided to attack his enemies and hope to defeat them in detail before they could launch their combined and coordinated invasion. He chose to launch his first attack against the two Coalition armies cantoned in modern-day Belgium, then part of the newly formed United Kingdom of the Netherlands, but until the year before part of the First French Empire.
London: Hugh Rees, Ltd., 1907. Presumed First U.K. Edition in the English language, First printing. Hardcover. 255,  pages. Footnotes. Appendices (Bibliography of the Bohemian Campaign, "L'Espirit de la Guerre Moderne"; Note on Terminology; and Note on Organization. Maps in rear pocket (all XXI listed present). Pocket separated from rear board but present. In addition there is another folding map in the pocket, from the Hugh Rees, Ltd. publisher, designated Nap No I and titled General Map to Illustrate the Austro-Prussian War of 1866. In it approximately 22 inches by 15 inches with color. While not listed among the maps, this appears to have been included by the publisher. Cover is worn, soiled, with spine tears and chips. Some page discoloration noted. Pencil marks to text noted. Name of previous owner and date on fep. This is one of The Pall Mall Military Series. Guillaume Auguste Balthazar Eugène Henri Bonnal, born March 27, 1844 in Toulouse and died July 2, 1917 in Paris, was a French general and military theorist. He became a professor of military history, strategy and general tactics at a military from 1892 to 1896, he invented and adopted the teaching method of concrete cases from the study of historical examples. Appointed commander of the École supérieure de guerre in 1901, he was brutally dismissed on June 17, 1902 by a presidential decision, which put an end to his military career. He was the author of numerous publications: historical studies, tactical work, strategy books and instruction manuals for officers. Charles Francis Atkinson was a writer and translator. He wrote English translations of works by Henri Bonnal, Oswald Spengler and Otto Rank, and others.
Lincoln, NE: Potomac Books [An imprint of the University of Nebraska Press], 2018. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xx, , 246,  pages. DJ has some wear, tears, and soiling. Foreword by Stanley McCrystal. Notes. Contributors. Maximillian Michael Brooks (born May 22, 1972) is an American actor and author. He is the son of comedy filmmaker Mel Brooks and actress Anne Bancroft. He is a senior fellow at the Modern War Institute at West Point, New York. John Amble is the editorial director of the Modern War Institute at West Point and co-director of the Urban Warfare Project. He is also a military intelligence officer in the US Army Reserve and a veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan. He holds a BA from the University of Minnesota and an MA in Intelligence and International Security from King’s College London, and has conducted Ph.D. research within the Institute of Middle Eastern Studies at King’s College London. His work has appeared in academic journals and books published by the academic press. He is the co-editor of Strategy Strikes Back: How Star Wars Explains Modern Military Conflict. Lieutenant Colonel ML (Matt) Cavanaugh, Ph.D., is an active duty US Army Strategist with experience in 11 countries and assignments ranging from Iraq to the Pentagon and Korea to New Zealand. He has recently been named a Professor of Practice with the Arizona State University School of Politics & Global Studies, and is a co-founder of and a Senior Fellow with the Modern War Institute at West Point. Jaym Gates is an author and editor whose focus ranges from futurism consulting to disaster response.
Moscow: Military Publisher of the Defense Ministry of the USSR, 1961-1965. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus (only 38,000 printed). Hardcover. Text in Russian. 3865 + maps, 6-vol. set (hardback) plus 1 map volume (15 color maps. 13 fold-out, and page 16 is text--key to the map symbols) in wraps laid in at back of 6th volume. Footnotes. Illustrations. (some color). Index. Ex-library with usual library markings. Some wear and soiling to boards, some discoloration inside boards and flyleaves, small tear at top of spine v.1, cloth wrinkled on spine v.2, rear board weak v.2 and v.5. Volume 1 front flyleaf scuffed. Ephemera laid in (sales receipt from Mezhdunarodnaja Kinga to a purchaser in New York City, a post card related to the purchase, and a small errata slip. Large volumes, beautifully illustrated (some in color), and many color maps and fold-out maps. Text is in Russian.