New York: Acme News Co., Inc., 1967. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. Unpaginated (64 pages plus covers). Illustrations. Glossary of Technical Terms (starts with Bagel). Cover has some wear, soiling and sticker residue. This is humor and satire with a heavy dose of the Six-Day War. Among the illustrations are: Art Gates, Barth, Hoest, This is a scarce example of Hoest's illustrative work. Bill Hoest (February 7, 1926 – November 7, 1988) was an American cartoonist best known as the creator of the gag panel series, The Lockhorns, distributed by King Features Syndicate to 500 newspapers in 23 countries, and Laugh Parade for Parade. He also created other syndicated strips and panels for King Features. Born in Newark, New Jersey, Hoest spent two years in the Navy and studied art at Cooper Union. He started his art career in 1948 as a greeting card designer with Norcross Greeting Cards, continuing until 1951 when he left to become a freelancer. His cartoons soon began appearing in Collier's, Playboy, The Saturday Evening Post and other magazines.
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Washington DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1962. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xv, , 176 pages. This work contains English-Vietnamese translations of the words and phrases most likely needed by Special Forces personnel on a mission to this language area. This work is divided into nine sections plus an alphabetized vocabulary. The sections are: Initial Encounter with Locals, Security; Orientation; Accidental Encounter with Deserters; Basic Information on the Potential of Locals for Organization of Guerrilla Units; Enemy Lines of Communication; Drop Zones; Food, Sanitation, and Weather; and Social.
New York, NY: Warner Books, 1992. Presumed First U. S. Paperback Edition. Trade paperback. xxiv, 632 pages. Includes Epigraph, Foreword, Preface, List of Illustrations (including 22 black and white maps, as well as 19 black and white photographs between pages 328 and 329), A brief History of British Airborne Forces, and Index. Minor cover wear. Some page discoloration noted. Max Arthur OBE (25 February 1939 – 2 May 2019) was a military historian, author and actor who specialized in firsthand recollections of the twentieth century. In particular his works focussed on the First and Second World War. In the earlier years of his life, Arthur was an actor appearing in a number of roles on television. Most notably as Zuko in the Doctor Who episode Planet of Fire. He also appeared in the film Bloodbrothers (1978 film) and the television series Grange Hill. Later in his life he changed direction and became a historian. As a historian his scholarship focussed in drawing together testimony from soldiers of their experiences during wartime. His most noted works were Forgotten Voices of the Great War (2002) and Forgotten Voices of the Second World War (2004) both in association with the Imperial War Museum. He also presented two television documentaries: The Brits Who Fought For Spain (2008-9), for The History Channel UK and 'Dambusters' for Optimum Releasing. Arthur was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to military history.
San Diego, CA: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1983. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 310, Endpaper maps. Illustrations. Glossary. Index. DJ edges worn, soiled and has small tears and chips. Charles Alvin "Charlie" Beckwith (January 22, 1929 – June 13, 1994) was a career U.S. Army Special Forces officer best remembered for creating Delta Force, the premier asymmetrical warfare unit of the U.S. Army. He served in the Malayan Emergency and the Vietnam War, and attained the rank of colonel before his retirement. As the 7th SFG(A) operations officer, Beckwith went to work revolutionizing Green Beret training. Beckwith recognized that, "Before a Special Forces Green Beret soldier could become a good unconventional soldier, he'd first have to be a good conventional one." Beckwith restructured 7th's training, basically rewriting the book on Army special operations training from the real-world lessons he had learned with the SAS. Beckwith also had learned that a symbol of excellence like a beret had to be earned.
Washington, DC: Department of the Army, 1973. First? Edition. First? Printing. 139, fold-out plate at rear, index, library binding, usual library markings, pocket removed at rear Ex-Special Forces Library. This appears to be the first issuance of this report in this form. Annual accounts of the United States Army have been published since 1822. In May 1972 the Annual Report of the Department of Defense was cancelled. The last consolidated report to be published was that of fiscal year 1968. Publication of the Army information separately was resumed with the fiscal 1969 report.
New York: Ivy Books, 1991. Fourth printing [stated]. Mass market paperback. vi, , 272,  pages. Illustrations. Maps. Appendices. Notes. Glossary. Bibliography. Index. Front cover creased. In January 1962, two Sea, Air, and Land Teams were formed. Commissioned to operate up to twenty miles inland in enemy territory, they would act as naval commandos whose functions were to gather intelligence, raid, ambush, capture prisoners, and create havoc in enemy territory. This book recounts the many daring missions that the SEALs undertook to serve their country. It was during the Vietnam War years that their Special Warfare reputation was built, and the heroism of the few brave men detailed here shows why.