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New York, NY: Walker & Company, 2000. Trade paperback. Glued binding. 96 p. Illustrations. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Ex-library. Usual library markings. Cover has some wear and soiling. Navajo Code Talkers tells the story of this special group, who proved themselves to be among the bravest, most valuable, and most loyal of American soldiers during World War II. On the Pacific front during World War II, strange messages were picked up by American and Japanese forces on land and at sea. The messages were totally unintelligible to everyone except a small select group within the Marine Corps: the Navajo code talkers-a group of Navajos communicating in a code based on the Navajo language. This code, the first unbreakable one in U.S. history, was a key reason that the Allies were able to win in the Pacific.
New York, NY: Walker & Company, 2000. Fourth Printing [stated]. Trade paperback. Glued binding. 96 p. Illustrations. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Foreword by Roy O. Hawthorne. Navajo Code Talkers tells the story of this special group, who proved themselves to be among the bravest, most valuable, and most loyal of American soldiers during World War II. On the Pacific front during World War II, strange messages were picked up by American and Japanese forces on land and at sea. The messages were totally unintelligible to everyone except a small select group within the Marine Corps: the Navajo code talkers-a group of Navajos communicating in a code based on the Navajo language. This code, the first unbreakable one in U.S. history, was a key reason that the Allies were able to win in the Pacific.
New York: Longmans, Green and Company [The Ward Ritchie Press], 1940. Presumed first edition/first printing. Hardcover. 282,  pages. Includes illustrations (some with color). Illustrated on endpaper. Occasional footnotes. No dust jacket. Cover has some wear and soiling. Foreword by Commander Leland P. Lovette, U.S.N.
New York: Crescent Books, 1991. Presumed First Edition thus. First printing [stated]. Hardcover. Quarto, 128 pages. Profusely illustrated (color). DJ has slight wear and soiling. Roy Braybrook is a highly regarded aviation writer who has worked in the aeronautical business for over thirty years. Having worked for Hawker Siddley Aviation from 1958, he became a full-time aviation writer upon leaving British Aerospace in 1980. Roy Braybrook has authored many titles for Osprey, including Osprey Aerospace: Soviet Combat Aircraft: The Four Generations.
Princeton, NJ: n.p., 1976. Presumed First Edition, First printing [privately printed]. Wraps. xi, ,165,  pages. Wraps. Front cover creased. List of Abbreviations. Illustrated front cover. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page. Inscription reads To Shirley and Frank Dear and special friends With love, Lucy. The author (widow of football coach Charlie Caldwell--who was elected Coach of the Year in 1950 and was a member of the Football Hall of Fame) spent four years in Vietnam, 1966-1970, mostly with the Marines at Da Nang. The printing costs of this book were covered by friends. All the money from the sale of the book went to a fund for the benefit of Marines permanently disabled in Vietnam. There were no complimentary copies. In the middle of the Vietnam War, 57-year old widow Lucy Caldwell left the comfort of her home and flew almost entirely around the world to help those in uniform for the United States military. She packed a single suitcase and journeyed from Princeton, New Jersey to Vietnam. That trek is remarkable, but it’s what Caldwell did while she was in a war zone that makes her a hero. “She dragged her one little suitcase on the steps of the USO in China Beach and said ‘I am here to serve,'” said McClary Reeves. “She wouldn’t take anything for it. They had to pay her a dollar a year to validify her visa.” There was a PBS documentary series “Lucy Caldwell”.
Pensacola, FL: Gold Coast History and Humanities Conference, 1978. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. xvi, 178,  pages. Illustrated cover. Illustrations. Maps. Index by Polly Coker. Cover has some wear and soiling. The proceedings are organized into three sections: The Foreign Military, The United States Military, and Military Education on the Gulf Coast. There are articles on the Military Organization of French Colonial Louisiana, on the Militia System of Spanish Louisiana, and on the British Soldier on the Gulf Coast. There are also articles on the United States Marines, Army and Navy on the Gulf Coast, along with a historical sketch of the Naval Air Station Pensacola and the Training and Testing at Elgin Field in World War II. In the last section there is an overview of education and training in the military as well as articles on army developments in training and manpower technologies and Air Force Education and Training.
Washington DC: Department of the Navy, Naval Historical Center, 1995. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. viii, 49,  pages. Illustrated cover. Frontis and other illustrations. Index of authors. This is Naval History Bibliographies, No. 4. Compliments card from the Director of Naval History, William S. Dudley laid in. The purpose of this publication is to encourage understanding and further study of events associated with the rebirth of the American Navy in the 1790s. In comprehending the significance of this milestone in our naval history, one needs to remember that the United States Navy traces its beginnings to the Continental Navy that was established in 1775 at the outset of the American Revolution. Following the winning of American independence, however, our nation elected to have no navy for a period of almost ten years. America's founding fathers included provisions for a navy in the new federal constitution of 1789. But steps to create that service did not occur until the mid-1790s, when America's thriving overseas shipping and trade became targets of attacks and interference. President Washington and Congress recognized the need to restore American defenses at sea. The nation's experiment in doing without a naval force in the years following the American Revolution proved to be entirely unsatisfactory. We learned in this period that the United States needed a navy capable of defending American interests on the high seas. Michael J. Crawford, who heads the Naval Historical Center's Early History Branch, and his associate, Christine F. Hughes, deserve praise for the fine scholarship reflected in this volume.