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New York: Pinnacle Books, 1971. Second Printing. pocket paperbk, 698, wraps, bibliography, index, fore-edge scratched, covers creased and somewhat soiled, small tear at top of spine The Japanese story of World War II, told within the framework of the first days and the last. Part I covers December 1941; Part II covers August 1945. The author focuses on his study of Japanese society and culture as characterized by Japanese in all walks of life.
Washington, DC: United States Army, Center of Military History, 1993. Commemorative Edition. Trade paperback. xx, , 505 pages, wraps, illus., maps (including 7 color maps in separate map envelope), charts, tables, bibliographical note, glossary, index. Philip A. Crowl (1914-1991) was a military historian who taught at universities and conducted research for the United States government, and also served as an intelligence officer. He earned a doctorate in history from Johns Hopkins University in 1942. He served in the United States Navy, serving from 1942 to 1945 in the Pacific and reaching the rank of lieutenant commander. He was an assistant professor of history from 1945 to 1949. In 1949, Crowl became a civilian historian for the Office of the Chief of Military History of the United States Army in Washington, D.C., and remained in that position until 1957. He then became an intelligence officer for the United States Department of State, serving to 1967. He published many works on military history during this period of his career, including The U.S. Marines and Amphibious War with J. A. Isley (1951), Seizure of the Gilberts and Marshalls with E. G. Love (1955), and Campaign in the Marianas (1961). He made his last career move in 1973, becoming the Ernest J. King Professor of History and chair of the department of strategy at the U. S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. He retired professor emeritus in 1980.
New York: Random House, 1969. First Printing. 231, illus., chapter notes, binding cracked at p. 151, lib stamps, pocket, & barcode, endpapers wrinkled & large rough spots transfer from plastic sleeve (no longer present) inside endpapers, binding shaken, boards scuffed, board edges and corners worn. The Americanmission in April 1943 to intercept Admiral Yamamoto, the commander in chiefof the Japanese navy, at Bougainville.
Hawthorn, CA: The Christian Book Club of America, 1976. presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xii, 197,  pages. Maps. Fold-out map. Some foxing to fore-edge and inside boards and flyleaves, DJ somewhat worn and soiled. Lieutenant General Pedro Augusto del Valle (August 28, 1893 – April 28, 1978) was a United States Marine Corps officer who became the first Hispanic to reach the rank of lieutenant general. His military career included service in World War I, Haiti and Nicaragua during the 1920s, and in World War II, the Battle of Guadalcanal and Battle of Okinawa (Commanding General of the 1st Marine Division). In 1926, del Valle served with the Gendarmerie of Haiti for three years and, during that time, he also became active in the war against Augusto César Sandino in Nicaragua. Del Valle was awarded a Distinguished Service Medal for his leadership during the battle and the subsequent occupation and reorganization of Okinawa.