College Station, TX: Virtualbookworm.com Publishing Inc., 2003. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade Paperback. 232,  pages. Inscribed by the author on the title page. Inscription reads: 1/4/04 Mary--Thanks for all your help and management on this. It was fun to write and it's great knowing you enjoyed it so. I look forward to many more years of working with you. St. Claire. Previous owner's name and notes inside front cover. Told in the vibrant voices of this Irish-American family, St. Patrick's Day is the story of the Riley's of Washington, D.C., who have made their way up from poverty to the well-to-do suburb of Chevy Chase, Maryland. Built around Mary Riley's estrangement from her daughter Mary Kate, the book explores the many faces of love as a family overcomes discrimination and loss to find success and fulfillment, all nudged along by a bitter sweet miracle. This is a volume in the author's Swampoodle Trilogy.
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Edina, MN: Keen Editions, 2014. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Trade paperback. , 185,  pages. Signed by the author on the title page. Brothers is truly a gem of a story featuring sixty-year-olds, Ben and Nick, brothers from North Dakota. Ben is still teaching Latin in North Dakota, but Nick left early and has ended up finally sober in a nursing home after almost dying on the street. Their raucous and rare reunion is one readers will never forget. Growing up, Nick and Ben were close, but from the time they were young boys, their view of the world began to diverge. So did their life paths. While Ben stayed in North Dakota and taught in the local high school, Nick went to the place he had set his sights on from the time either of them could remember. Sunny California, the land of free-spirits, free love, abundant psychotherapy and drugs. And from then on their differences became greater than their common beginnings. Now the are in their 60s, and life has caught up with both of them, especially Nick, whose hot light as a therapist has not only faded, it has brought him to the brink. His brilliant mind dulled by drugs and alcohol, and his grasp on reality fragile at best, Nick needs family, and Ben is all he has. Ben can find no more reasons to stay away from his brother. In fact, he has a particular reason for going to California. Seeing Nick again is the only way he may ever find the answer to the question about his wife's death that keeps the flame of his resentment burning slow but steady. Even the best sibling relationship is complicated, but when they are two brothers, and one is the 'good' son and the other is the prodigal son, resolution can take a lifetime--if it happens at all.
New York, N.Y. Zebra Books, Kensington Publishing Corp. 1978. Third printing [stated]. Mass market paperback. 400 pages. Some cover wear. Some edge and page soiling and discoloration. Previous owner's stamp inside front cover. Slightly cocked. Includes List of Plates and Preface, as well as Appendices, Bibliography, and Index. Chapters include The Early Offensive; Norwegian Gamble; Pyrrhic Victory; The Battle of the Mediterranean, The Fall of Grand-Admiral Raeder; Climax in the Atlantic, and The End of the German Navy. Also includes Appendices, Bibliography, and Index. This is #1 in the World at War Series. Strange as it may seem, no reliable and yet popular history of the German Navy during the Second World War has appeared since the German war records were returned from London and became available to German historians and journalists. With such records now to hand, this book can report the highlights and decisive phases of the war at sea from the German point of view. Germany's defeat at sea was the one which irretrievably lost her the war. Efforts to suppress or forget our mistakes, though originally understandable, have succeeded only in cloaking personalities in a veil of "taboo'' quite contrary to German naval tradition. Erich Raeder, architect of the fleet that in 1939 had to be sent out to fight a war that it did not expect, once pronounced: "The deeds of the German Navy must be subjected to the full light of day."
New York, N.Y. The New American Library, Inc., 1980. First Signet Printing [stated]. Mass market paperback. , 200 pages. Stamp at top of first page. Stamp inside front cover. Cover worn, soiled, and creased. Black mark on bottom edge. Corner of one page creased. Includes Prologue, and chapters on The Adventurer, The Soldier, The Girl, and The Enigma. Also includes Epilogue, Aftermath, and Author's notes. She is Michele, a beautiful young Jewish woman whose family was murdered by the Germans and who is now willing to use sex for vengeance and treachery. And as the Gestapo's most dangerous agent relentlessly pursues the Baron through a Parisian underworld of collaborators and crossed and double-crossed relationships, she becomes the irresistible lure in a perilous gamble that can win or lose the war. This is a Nerve Twisting World War II Spy Thriller "In the Tradition of Eye of the Needle, and The Day of the Jackal.'' The name used is a pseudonym. The author is described as a well-known Israeli author who served as press secretary to General Moshe Dayan during the Six Day War and later, as a paratrooper, crossed the Suez Canal into Egypt during the Yom Kipper War. This is possibly Naphtali Lau-Lavie but the documentation of military service is unclear.
Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., 1968. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xi, , 286,  pages. DJ has some wear and soiling. Includes Dedication, Foreword and Acknowledgments, Notes, and Index. Chapters cover The "Sunrise Attack Order"; McLaws Analyzes the "Sunrise Attack Order''; Verbal Blast and Counterblast; Longstreet's Flanking Proposal; The Central Role in the Drama; Frontal Assault; Marching and Fighting with Garnett; Cushing's Battery and Armistead's Words; Pickett's Missives and Missing Report; Longstreet as a General; Grilling the Prisoner "Longstreet"; Raphael Moses Discusses Some Officers; Jeb Stuart's Futile Ride on Washington; Ewell Talks of the Battle; Lee's and Other Comments; Resume and Estimates. The author provides a fresh understanding of Lee, the man and the general, through recorded narratives and interviews with participants in the battles, reports that are often more spontaneous and enlightening than the Official Records of the Confederacy. The author illuminates the character of Lee's army through its individual leaders--the taciturn Lafayette McLaws; swift talking Jubal Early; newlywed Richard S. Ewell; sickly, red shirted A. P. Hill; dapper George F. Pickett, and others equally fascinating. Yet above them all was the strange interaction of Lee with the rugged fighter, Longstreet, long held in contempt for supposed slowness in meeting Northern action. But might not Lee, as the author suggests, have been remiss in communicating his invasion plans to his subordinates? The dramatic and sometimes contradictory behavior of the two Southern generals who dominated the battle is studied with care and candor.
New York, N.Y. Random House, 1987. First Edition [stated]. Hardcover. , 277,  pages. Illustrated chapter numbers. A few musical notes at the end. Includes Preface. This copy is inscribed on the fep to Jim Thifale [?]with very best wishes of V. Aksyonov. Here the acclaimed Russian emigre novelist Vassily Aksyonov offers an exuberant chronicle of his encounters with life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, as he makes the United States his home. One of the leading Soviet writers of his generation--and one of the most popular--Aksyonov captured the spirit of Russia's Western-oriented youth in the sixties and their celebration of American culture. In 1980, he was forced to emigrate when his masterwork, The Burn, was published in the West. Now he compares America in the flesh to the mythical America of the Russian imagination. He follows American politics, offering hilarious commentary on presidential campaigns, teaches Russian literature to "The children of suburbia," scorns the bohemian life in New York, becomes an avid Redskins fan, and relishes the European charm and pointed contradictions of life in the nation's capital, where he and his wife finally hang their hats. Most of all, however, Aksyonov celebrates the endless variety of American life, and through his eyes, even the "notoriously checked trousers and flower-laden hats" of the elderly become signs of vibrancy rather than bad taste. As Aksyonov is "sucked into the great big wonderful world of American provincialism," we learn a great deal about Russian preconceptions--and a great deal about ourselves.
Washington, D.C. United States Air Force, Office of Air Force History, 1987. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xxxiii, , 626 pages. Format is approximately 7 inches by 10 inches. DJ has some wear, tears and soiling. Paperclip imprint on fep and title page. Includes Foreword, A Personal Note, Acknowledgments, and an Introduction. Part 1 covers the Air Service from 1919-1926; Part 2 covers the Air Corps from 1926-1933; Part 3 covers GHQ Air Corps from 1926-1933; Part 3 covers GHQ Air Force from 1933-1939. Also contains information on GHQ Air Force Headquarters, Airmail, GHQ Air Force; Building an Air Force, crew Training; Operations; Mobilization; and Summing Up. Also contains Appendices on U.S. Army Aviation, Principal Facilities; U.S. Army Aviation Field Forces; Cost of U.S. Army Aviation, and Pictures of Aircraft, as well as Notes, Glossary, Bibliographic Note, and Index, as well as 98 photographs, and 20 charts and maps. In the years between the two world wars, American military air power grew from an embryonic service into an instrument of true strategic potential. This book examines in fascinating detail the technological development that advanced the science of military aeronautics through these twenty years. The author focuses directly on the Army fliers who risked their lives and flew their aircraft ever further, higher, and faster. This is the story of men, equipment, and the national politics that influenced the formative years of today's Air Force and the theories of warfare that affected its employment in battle. It is a tribute to those who dedicated their lives to proving a concept and making reality of a dream.
New York, N.Y. Thunder's Mouth Press, 1989. First Printing [Stated]. Trade paperback. , xi, , 317,  pages. Illustrations. Minor cover wear and soiling. A unique association copy to a key player in the anti-Bork coalition. Inscribed on the half title page by both authors, To: Jennifer Bartz[?], with best wishes, Michael Pertschuk 11/15/89; and Jennifer, No one should forget one key chronicler who singlehandedly assembled the 'Book of Bork". And thanks for sharing these files with me and pointing me to the right drawer. Best in law school. Wend S. This also appears to be signed on page  by Michael Pertschuk. Includes Acknowledgments, Introduction, Fears and Obstacles; Nurturing the Coalition; Propagating the "Book of Bork"; The Roots of Revolt; Tiptoeing Through the Senate; Framing the Debate: Seizing the Symbols; Courting the Media; An All Court Press; Building Momentum; Bury Bork--Or the Campaign?; "Lynch Mobs" and Other Distractions; The Final Round: Bork v. Bork; Hard Questions; and A Taste of Empowerment. Also includes Chronology; Appendix A: Cast of Activists; Appendix B: Alphabetical Listing of Organizations; Bibliography Essay; and Index. As chairman of the Federal Trade Commission from 1977 to 1981 and a commissioner until 1984, Pertschuk worked to strengthen the FTC's consumer protection powers. Wendy Schaetzel Lesko is co-founder of Youth Infusion as well as co-founder of the Youth Activism Project. Lesko is an author of several books on advocacy, especially in the public policy arena, and recognized nationally as an expert and intergenerational collaboration.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1987. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xv, , 217,  pages. Includes Illustrations, Acknowledgments, Authors' Note, and Preface. Signed by Betty Ford on the front free endpaper. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Like so many millions of Americans, Betty Ford suffered from alcoholism and drug addictions. But in her case, as in many cases, the disease took years to surface. When it did, it took all of the strength and courage that she and her family possessed to be able to deal with it. This is a deeply personal memoir in which Mrs. Ford shares her experience, understanding, and hope, so that other men and women can discover that alcoholism and drug addiction need not rob them of their lives. Wonderment, gratitude, serenity, laughter, freedom--these are but a few of the gifts which Mrs. Ford received in her recovery. And, as she so eloquently describes in her book, they are her ongoing inspiration to help others who feel defeated by the disease of addiction. This book is a living testament to the power of love, the joys of recovery, and the will to survive that can give life a new, and often better, beginning. Elizabeth Anne Ford (née Bloomer; April 8, 1918 – July 8, 2011) was the First Lady of the United States from 1974 to 1977, as the wife of President Gerald Ford. As First Lady, she was active in social policy and set a precedent as a politically active presidential spouse. Ford also served as the Second Lady of the United States from 1973 to 1974. She was the founder, and served as the first chair of the board of directors, of the Betty Ford Center for substance abuse and addiction.
New York, N.Y. Mason/Charter, 1975. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. xii, 500 pages. DJ has some wear, tears, and soiling. Includes List of Maps, List of Sketch Maps, List of Illustrations, and Preface. Chapters cover British Imperialism, German Professionalism; and American Materialism. Includes 9 maps, and 78 Sketch Maps, as well as 33 illustrations between pages 212 and 213. Bibliography. Index. The history of the North African Campaign is the story of an army forging itself into a superb fighting force from the debris of defeat and discouragement. Without the battle experience brought at such high cost by the Allied forces in North Africa, "Overlord"--the invasion of Europe--would never have been possible. Sir William Jackson, both a distinguished soldier who played a part in events related here and an experienced author of military history, surveys in one volume the checkered fortunes of Allied arms in three parts, starting with the Anglo-Italian campaigns in Libya and Abyssinia. The second part covers the exploits of Rommel's Afrika Korps. The tactical lessons which they taught their British opponents were not immediately understood. Bitter experience brought forward men and ideas, eventually turning the tide at El Alamein, but there was still a long way to go. Part Three surveys the impact of American intervention with its influx of men and material which led, after some brutal American defeats, to the final Axis surrender in Tunis, May 1943.
New York, N.Y. MFJ Books, 1994. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. Includes Introduction, Glossary, and an Alphabetical Listing of the Agencies. Chapters cover The Moles; Defectors: The Storm Petrels; The Legends; The Traitors; The Spymasters; The Infamies; Some Mysteries...; and a Few Curiosities. Also contains an Index,. Among the secret agents covered in this book are Mata Hari, F. W. Winterbotham, "Kim" Philby; Amy Thorpe Pack; Dusko Popov; Eric Erickson; Elsbeth Schragmueller, and Markus Wolf. Espionage probably began around five thousand years ago in ancient Egypt, when King Thutmosis III hit on the idea of concealing men inside flour sacks to spy on the besieged city of Jaffa. Today's intelligence agents may use more sophisticated technology, but they still need that traditional mix of audacity, ingenuity, resourcefulness, and raw courage. In this book, you will meet more than forty of the twentieth century's best. Ernest Volkman (born December 31, 1940 in Huntington, New York) is an American author, investigative reporter, and journalist who writes about war, espionage, and the criminal underworld. Volkman attended Hofstra University and graduated with a B.A. degree in Journalism in 1963. He is a military intelligence specialist and he has written many books in subjects of spies and spying.
Palm Beach, FL: Bacchus Press Ltd, 2006. First Edition [stated], Published on the 300th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin's birth. Hardcover. Format is approximately 7.25 inches by 10.25 inches. xiv, 334,  pages/ Illustrated endpapers. DJ has some wear, edge tears and a scratch in front. Minor page soiling noted. Includes Preface, approximately 90 Illustrations, Bibliography and Works Consulted, Source Notes, Appendix A, Footnotes, and Appendix B The Beef a la Mode recipe. Also includes Index. This book transports the reader back in time to 18th century Paris, where you meet Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson. In the comfort of Jefferson's residence on the Champs Elysees, you sit down with two of America's favorite Founding Fathers and, in response to questions, they tell you in their own words the most interesting stories of their lives. James Gabler is the author of the award winning biography Passions: The Wines and Travels of Thomas Jefferson, Wine into Words: A History and Bibliography of Wine Books in the English Language, Be Your Own Wine Expert, and two novels.
New York, N.Y. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1990. First Edition [stated]. Hardcover. Format is 7.5 inches by 8.75 inches. , 110,  pages. Illustrated with 94 paintings (some in color) and drawings. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, To Ronnie & Dave Hirschberg, With best wishes, Toby Knobel Fluek. Includes Acknowledgments, and chapters on My Family at Work; Preparations for the Sabbath; The Holidays; Our Neighbors; The Russian Occupation; The German Occupation, and Liberation. This jewel of a memoir--told in Toby Fluek's own moving and beautiful paintings and drawings and her equally moving text--is the story of a young Jewish girl growing up in a Polish farm village, from the peaceful early 1930s through the tragic war years, and finding safe harbor at last. Scene by scene, person by person, Toby Fluek unfurls a unique view of Jewish life. She introduces us to her village, to her family, to the people among whom they lived, Jewish and Catholic; she shows us what they did, how they fared, how customs and holidays were observed--and, with both feeling and restraint, illustrates how this long-enduring way of life was disrupted and shattered by World War II. She takes her family through Russian occupation, through the devastation wreaked by the Nazis and, finally, to a new beginning in America. After the war, Fluek and her mother were sent to multiple displaced persons (DP) camps, eventually making their way to Bad Wörishofen where Fluek's mother was treated in the DP hospital while the pair waited to immigrate to the United States. Fluek met and married her husband, Abraham, in the DP camp before relocating to the Bronx, New York, in December 1949.
New York: The Dial Press, 1947. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xii, 788 pages. Name and date in ink inside front cover. Cover has some wear and soiling. Slightly shaken. Some edge soiling. Illustrated endpapers. Includes Note on the Maps, Concerning the Use of Symbols in this Book. Maps. Introduction, Acknowledgments, and Index, as well as 18 chapters. Also includes 18 black and white illustrations, as well as a map of The Mediterranean Discovers the Arctic. The maps illustrating this book were designed primarily to place the various explorations in their proper world perspective. This was deemed more important to the reader than complete detail, some of which is necessarily sacrificed in the larger view. Accordingly, most of the maps are on the orthographic projection. This shows exactly a hemisphere, and proves a good visual impression of the globe. Vilhjalmur Stefansson (November 3, 1879 – August 26, 1962) was an Icelandic American Arctic explorer and ethnologist. Under the auspices of the American Museum of Natural History, New York, he and Dr. R. M. Anderson undertook the ethnological survey of the Central Arctic coasts of the shores of North America from 1908 to 1912. In 1908, Stefansson made a decision that would affect the rest of his time in Alaska: he hired the Inuk guide Natkusiak, who would remain with him as his primary guide for the rest of his Alaska expeditions. At the time he met Natkusiak, the Inuk guide was working for Capt. George B. Leavitt, a Massachusetts whaling ship captain and friend of Stefansson's who sometimes brought him replenishments of supplies from the American Museum of Natural History.
Fort Collins, CO: The Old Army Press, 1975. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xxii, 287,  pages Illustrations. Review copy bookplate affixed to fep. DJ has some soiling, wear and tears. Acknowledgments. Introduction by John M. Carroll. Preface by Col. George S. Pappas (Ret.). Constitution. By-Laws. Chapters cover Mills, The Battle of the Rosebud; Lemly, The Fight on the Rosebud; Camp, Survey of Indian Wars; King, The Sioux War of 1876; Traub, The Sioux Campaign 1890-1891; Bisbee, Items of Indian Service; Lieutenant Fountain's Fight with the Apache Indians, 1885; Mauck, Disarming a band of Cheyennes in 1878; Parker, The Geronimo Campaign; Gatewood, The Surrender of Geronimo; Clay, Some Unwritten Incidents of the Geronimo Campaign; Vestal, A Plea for cooperation; Kauffman, The Armistead-Kauffman Unit; Fountain, Remarks; Brown, Remarks; Kerr, The Modoc War; Melver, Washingtion in the French and Indian War; Lull, Collection of Historical Material Relating to Indian Wars of the United States; Robinson, The Battle of Snake Mountain; Fiebeger, General Crook's Campaign in Old Mexico in 1883; True Exact Copy of Letter read by General Rhodes, 1937; Copy of Original Documents loand by Companion Henry H. Steelhammer, Swedish Army; Rhodes, Chief Joseph and the Nez Perces Campaign of 1877; Address of Mr. Samuel J. Flickinger, Assistant Chief Council, [sic] Office of Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior; Morgan, The Fight at the Big Dry Wash; and Morgan, Army Life on an Indian Reservation in the 80's. Also contains Appendix A, Proceedings of the Annual Meeting, 1942; Appendix B, Membership Rolls; and Index.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1980. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. viii, , 252,  pages. Pencil erasure residue noted on fep. Includes Author's Note, 19 chapters, bibliography and index. DJ worn. For eighteen days, the heavily outnumbered soldiers of Canada surpassed all expectations, winning lasting honor on the battlefield before being marched off to spend four and a half years in Japanese prison camps. They had endured constant air strikes, artillery barrages, vicious assaults, and hand-to-hand combat. Their heroic sacrifice was made all the more tragic when one realizes that, from the start, they were considered expendable. Based on interviews with survivors of the battle and the POW cages, this book is a powerful tale of human courage in the face of impossible odds. The Hong Kong expedition was a shameful tragedy. Nearly two thousand Canadian soldiers, poorly trained and badly equipped, were sent to help defend an outpost that Winston Churchill had already written off as expendable. After only seventeen days' fighting, the British colony collapsed on Christmas Day 1941, and the survivors spent the remainder of the war in barbarous POW camps. Over three decades later, the Hong Kong veterans had impaired physical health, recurring nightmares, and a high rate of alcoholism. For ten years, Ted Ferguson worked as a newspaper reporter, television critic, sports columnist, and magazine writer, before becoming a full-time freelance writer. He has published eight books, including the Alberta Non-Fiction Book Award winner, Desperate Siege. His book Blue Cuban Nights was published in 2006. His memoir, Back Roads, was published by NeWest in 2008.
Washington DC: United States Government Printing Office, 1927. First Edition, First printing (per Preface page vi). Hardcover. , vi, 282 pages plus three large folding maps in rear pocket (of St. Mihiel,Chateau Thierry, and the 1918 Meuse-Argonne offensive). Sticker of previous owner inside front cover and on two of the maps in pocket. Cover worn. Illustrated with photographs and maps in the text (including fold-outs with some color). Index. The contents include Preface, Chapters on: The World War to May 29, 1918; American Operations in the Aisne-Marne Area; The American Attach at St. Mihiel; The Meuse-Argonne Operations; American Operations in the Champagne Region; American Operations North of Paris; Sector Occupation by American Divisions; Services of Supply; Operations of the United States Navy in the World War; American Military Cemeteries in Europe; American Project for Memorials in Europe; After the Armistice; General Information (including insignia and glossary), and an Index. The publication of this guide coincided with the 10th anniversary year of the arrival of the initial contingents of the American Expeditionary Forces in Europe and also coincided with veteran initiated personal travel and also with the start of the government provided trips to the graves of American service members that occurred between 1927 and 1931. The Preface states that: This book has been prepared for the purpose of making available an accurate guide to the American Battle Fields in Europe. For the convenience of the tourist its size has been limited to one small volume (its format is approx. 5.5 inches by 8.25 inches.) The publication was expedited to have it available for the large numbers who intended to go to Europe.
New York: Stein and Day/ Publishers, 1985. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. , 186 pages. Illustrations. Footnotes. Maps. DJ has some wear and tears. Some edge soiling. Contents are Autumn Fog, Black Christmas, Nazi Twilight. Afterword. Bibliography. Index. Ardennes is seen principally from the Nazi side of the line, is the story of how a handful of German specialists nearly seized victory from defeat at a time when the American top brass were predicting that it would all be over by Christmas. The author, Charles Whiting, is a renowned military historian whose many acclaimed books have been main selections of the Military Book Club. Charles Henry Whiting (18 December 1926 – 24 July 2007), was a British writer and military historian and with some 350 books of fiction and nonfiction to his credit, under his own name and a variety of pseudonyms including Duncan Harding, Ian Harding, John Kerrigan, Leo Kessler, and Duncan Stirling. In 1967, he began writing nonfiction books for the New York publisher Ian Ballantine. Whiting continued this work even when producing novels. Between 1970 and 1976, he wrote a total of 34 books which he described as "Bang-bang, thrills-and-spills". From 1976, he was a full-time author and would average some six novels a year for the rest of his life. He was a prolific military historian, who developed a niche market for writing about the Second World War from the point of view of the experiences of regular soldiers rather than the military strategists and generals.
Salt Lake City, UT: University of Utah Library, Tanner Trust Fund, 1975. Limited Edition; This is one of only 1250 copies. Hardcover. , 118,  pages. Minor damage to top of rear board and associated part of DJ. Illustrated endpaper. Includes footnotes, Introduction, as well as a black and white illustration of Lieutenant Frank D. Baldwin and his bride, Alice Blackwood on January 1867. Also contains illustrations of Fort Harker, Kansas; Fort Wingate, New Mexico; Hays City, Kansas; and Fort Keogh, Montana. The memoirs and personal correspondence of Alice Blackwood Baldwin are, fortunately, present and accounted for. They are vibrant remembrances by an articulate woman who lived an interesting life. The correspondence, today in custody of the Henry E. Huntington Library, and the memoirs, written about 1917 and published in 1929, offer the reader a most incisive experience into the behavior of the frontier army wife. Alice Baldwin was a remarkable person--an intelligent and spunky woman. Her memoirs, here reprinted, give information and anecdote from a seldom heard corner--the woman who waits at home. Frank Dwight Baldwin (June 26, 1842 – April 22, 1923) is one of only 19 servicemen to receive the Medal of Honor twice. Baldwin received his first award for his actions during the Atlanta Campaign where he led his company in battle at Peachtree Creek and captured two commissioned officers in the American Civil War. He received his second for conspicuous bravery in 1874 during the Indian Wars. Baldwin holds the distinction of being a recipient of the Medal of Honor in different conflicts. He also fought in the Philippines during the Spanish–American War and rose to the rank of major general before retiring.
News York, N.Y. ARCO Publishing Company, Inc., 1969. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus (some information previously appeared in Airfix magazine.). Wraps. 80 pages. Illustrations. Technical Data. Format is approximately 8.5 inches by 5.5 inches. Sticker residue and scuff on front cover. Includes Introduction, Photographic Reference Section, Appendix 1: M4 Production Summary; Appendix 2: M4 Series Specifications. Also includes chapters on Design and development; The Basic M4 Variants; Improving the Breed; Special Purpose Variants; Experimental and Test Models; The Sherman in British Service; British DD and Special Purpose Versions; British Mine Clearing, Bridging and Auxiliary Variants; Engineer Variants and Post-War Service. This book is probably the first ever devoted to the detailed history of one particular type of tank. The U.S. Sherman (or M4 Medium tank) was built in greater numbers than any other tank in the history of armored warfare, and appeared in many more variants than any other individual design. The M4 Sherman, officially Medium Tank, M4, was the most widely used medium tank by the United States and Western Allies in World War II. It remains the best-known and longest-lived of any World War II type, many remaining in service--and sometimes in action--today.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1975. First U.S. Edition stated. Presumed first printing. Hardcover. xvi, , 221,  pages. Rough spot at top of inside back board. Red dot on top and edge soiling. Includes Author's Note and Acknowledgments; Foreword by Admiral of the Fleet The Earl Montbatten of Burma; Abbreviations, Introduction, Chapters 1-22, Notes, Bibliography, and Index. Also contains 17 black and white photographs between pages 102 and 103. George Reid Millar DSO MC (19 September 1910 – 15 January 2005) was a Scottish journalist, soldier,and author. He was awarded the Military Cross (MC) in early 1944 for escaping from Germany while a prisoner of war and making it back to England, which he wrote about in his 1946 book Horned Pigeon. Millar was awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) and the French Légion d'Honneur and the Croix de Guerre avec Palmes for his service as an SOE officer in France in 1944. He recorded his experiences fighting behind the lines with the local Resistance in his 1945 book Maquis. Millar joined Alan Moorehead and Geoffrey Cox as Paris correspondents of the Daily Express shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War. He covered the Battle of France as a war correspondent with the French Army, and was the last Express journalist in Paris before escaping back to England in June 1940 via Bordeaux. In an immediate and vivid account, he drew on his journalistic skills to describe life living in the woods with the Maquis, various sabotage missions against the railways and trying to organize the villages before liberation by the Americans. It received good reviews and Charles de Gaulle privately complimented him on it.
Boulder, CO: WestviewPress, a Division of HarperCollinsPublishers, 1996. This is presumed to be the first U.S./English Language edition, first printing. Hardcover. DJ has some wear and soiling. Minor soiling to book edges. Includes List of Illustrations, as well as Foreword by John W. Dower. Also includes Acknowledgments and Author's Note, as well as an introduction. Chapters cover The Sandakan POW Camp and the Geneva Convention; The Sandakan Death Marches and the Elimination of POWs; Rape and War: The Japanese Experience; Judge Webb and Japanese Cannibalism; Japanese Biological Warfare Plans and Experiments on POWs; Massacre of Civilians at Kavieng; and Conclusion: Understanding Japanese Brutality in the Asia-Pacific War. Notes. About the book and the author. Index. First Published in 1993 in Japan by Otsuki Shoten (in Japanese). This is one of the Transitions: Asia and Asian America series. Based on exhaustive research in previously closed archives, this book represents a landmark analysis of Japanese war crimes. The author explores individual atrocities in their broader social, psychological, and institutional milieu, and places Japanese behavior during the war in the broader context of the dehumanization of men at war--without denying individual and national responsibility. Yuki Tanaka (Tanaka Toshiyuki, born May 26, 1949) is a History Professor at Hiroshima University. He has written extensively about forced prostitution under the Japanese Empire, as well as in Japan under US military rule. He also writes about the laws of warfare.
New York: Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2000. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. The format is approximately 8.75 inches by 11.5 inches. 176 pages. Illustrated endpapers. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Chapters include Operation "Barbarossa"; The Advance to Stalingrad; The First Battle of Stalingrad; The Second German Assault on the City; The Third German Assault on Stalingrad; The Encirclement of 6th Army; The Caucasus Campaign and Army Group A; The Destiny of 6th Army; The Destruction of 6th Army. Also includes The Aftermath; Order of Battle and Chronology; and Index. The German invasion of Russia was Hitler's biggest gamble in his quest for "Lebensraum" in the East--and it was at Stalingrad that his gamble failed. Stalingrad: The Infernal Cauldron is a detailed history of Hitler's great failure, and a comprehensive account of one of the most important battles of World War II. With full-color strategic maps, 170 black and white photographs, over half of which have never before been published, and detailed appendices that contain information on orders of battle, losses, and equipment, Stalingrad is an exhaustive account of the battle that bled the German army dry, and turned the war in the East decisively against the Germans. This book provides comprehensive coverage of the defining battle of World War II that saw the destruction of the entire German Sixth Army and the tide of the war turn against Hitler. Superbly illustrated, the book includes many never-before-seen photographs from former Soviet archives. The book is accompanied by an authoritative text by Stephen Walsh, a leading expert on Russian military history from the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst.
Commack, New York: CBR Research Books, Inc., 1992. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. 144 pages. Illustrations. Some curving of back cover. Includes Introduction; Bibliography; Black and White Maps; Map Sources, Camps, Forts, Barracks, etc. This is an unofficial listing compiled from a variety of official and unofficial sources. Its primary goal is to provide a guide, with locations, to named United States Army forts, camps, airfields, cantonments, redoubts, and batteries that were established between the time of the United States Army's organization (September 29, 1798) and the end of World War II, in 1945. No deliberate attempt has been made to include the equivalent facilities operated by other military services, nor unnamed United States Army facilities, nor short-term bivouac or encampment areas or battlefield posts. This is an exhaustive reference guide to more than 5,400 named American forts, camps, air fields, redoubts, batteries, and cantonments. These range from stockade forts employed by the early settlers for their own protection, to those captured from others and put to use by our own forces. It includes forts and outposts on our western frontiers, training camps, early flying fields, WWII fields of the Army Air Corps, and everything else. Included in this book are many illustrations, plus a listing of some of the personalities whose names have been applied to army forts and camps. Incorporated into the facilities listings is the wealth of listing data compiled by Francis B. Heitman (1903), thus making this the most well-rounded and virtually complete reference ever compiled of these facilities in the period covered.
Washington DC: Department of the Army, Office of the Adjutant General, Special Services Division, Library and Service Club Branch, 1956. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. xiv, 310 pages. Bindery sticker inside back cover. Minor wear and soiling to cover. This copy appears to have been bound in hardcover in 1968. It apparently originally only came out in soft cover. Minor soiling on a few pages noted. Includes Foreword, by Major General Albert C. Smith, Chief of Military History. Preface, Table of Contents, and General Works Analyzed or Indexed in the Checklist. This book is the culmination of four preliminary checklists produced since 1947 in approximately the same manner. It represents an expansion in time coverage and an improvement in format that will simplify the task of locating material on a specific unit. In so far as possible, the Office of the Chief of Military History has provided assistance on certain problems. The demand in Special Services libraries world wide for unit history material by military personnel of all ranks has been continual. As a result, The Adjutant General's Office, particularly its Library and Service Club Branch, Special Services Division, has been the motivating force behind the publication of this bibliography. The scope of this list includes unit histories from the end of the Civil War to the Korean conflict. Air Force and Navy histories are omitted. National Guard and militia histories are not included unless the history concerns a period when the unit was Federalized.