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, N.Y. Popular Library, 1961. Presumed First Popular Library Edition, First printing. Mass market paperback. 271,  pages. Includes Acknowledgments by the author, as well as 51 chapters. Name of previous owner on first page. Cover has some wear and soiling. This book is outstanding and dramatic reading from a combat soldier's point of view. The Blazing World War II saga of Darby's Rangers, told by a soldier who was there. The author was former company commander, Fox Company, 4th Rangers. Darby was with the first United States troops sent to Northern Ireland after the United States entry into World War II, and during his stay there he became interested in the British Commandos. On June 19, 1942 the 1st Ranger Battalion was sanctioned, recruited, and began training in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland. When the United States Army decided to establish its Ranger units, Darby gained a desired assignment to direct their organization and training. Many of the original Rangers were volunteers from the Red Bull, the 34th Infantry Division, a National Guard division and the first ground combat troops to arrive in Europe. "Darby's Rangers" trained with their British counterparts in Scotland. In 1943, the 1st Ranger Battalion made its first assault at Arzew. Darby was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his actions on March 21–25 during that operation.
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.
San Diego, CA: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1983. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. ix, , 310 pages. Illustrations. Endpaper maps. Glossary. Index. Black line on bottom edge. DJ has wear, tears, soiling 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. Donald Knox (1936–1986), an award-winning television producer and director, was the author of several books on military history, including The Korean War and Death March. Donald Knox (1936–1986), an award-winning television producer and director, was the author of several books on military history, including The Korean War and Death March.
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.
Washington DC: United States Army, Center of Military History, 1986. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xix, , 515,  pages. Illustrations. Diagram. Maps. Footnotes. Bibliographic Notes. Glossary. Index. DJ has some wear and soiling. Fep has light crease. John Donald Bergen is now an American Communications and public affairs executive. He was named Outstanding Young American, Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1973. He is a member West Point Society and the American Management Association. Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Army, 1964, advanced through grades to lieutenant colonel. He was a Professor United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, 1971-1974; Strategic planner United States Department Defense, Washington, 1976-1981; and director speechwriting & issue management, 1981-1984. After he left the service he had a highly successful in the private sector.