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New York: William Morrow, c1996. 1st/Book Club Edition. 25 cm, 265, illus., map, glossary, chronology This compelling account of an aviator's life on a carrier during the Gulf War contains good combat descriptions of the fight against the Iraqis, as well as many details on the USS Midway and her history.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1971. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. The format is approximately 8.75 inches by 11.25 inches. 46,  pages. Illustrations (some in color). Index. Cover has minor wear and soiling. No dust jacket present. Decorative front and back covers. The contents cover the first boats of primitive man, Viking long Ships, Sea Trade and Exploration, Sailing Vessels, Steamships, Experimental Ships, Ocean Liners, and includes Do-It-Yourself Model Building instructions. This is an increasingly scarce and sought after work not only for its text and technical content, but because of the exemplary illustrations by perhaps the finest cadre of military and nautical illustrators of the second half of the Twentieth Century. John Henry Batchelor MBE (1936-2019) was an English artist and technical illustrator, particularly known for his clear and detailed cutaway illustrations of vehicles and military equipment and stamp illustrations. His work can be seen in many hundreds of late-20th-century works on armor, fighting vehicles, ships, firearms, etc. Batchelor's work is particularly sought after by scale model makers for its accuracy. He provided illustrations for many magazines such as Radio Times, TV Times and technical interest publications such as Popular Mechanics, Air & Space, and The Aeroplane.
London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd., 1965. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Hardcover. Quarto. 59 pages of advertisements, v-vii, 461, xvi pages. Illustrations. Tables. Index. Addenda. Edge tear repaired with tape at page 2/3 adv. Cover has slight wear and soiling. Edges of several pages trimmed. No dust jacket present. This is a heavy book that would require additional shipping charges if sent outside of the United States. Raymond V. B. Blackman, was one of the world's leading experts on foreign navies and a former editor of the military reference work Jane's Fighting Ships. Jane's Fighting Ships is one of the authoritative volumes on military hardware and other subjects produced each year by the Jane's publishing house and studied around the world. Mr. Blackman, who edited Fighting Ships from 1949-73, lived in Portsmouth, where he was born. He joined the navy at 16 and served for 10 years, having trained as a naval engineer. He then took up journalism, becoming naval correspondent for a local paper. He rejoined the Royal Navy in 1939, working in the design department developing mines and anti-submarine weapons. After the war, Mr. Blackman returned to journalism. From 1946 to 1956, he was naval correspondent of The Sunday Times of London. Mr. Blackman was the author of ''Modern World Book of Ships'' in 1951 and of successive editions of ''The World's Warships'' and of ''Ships of the Royal Navy'' in 1973.
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company Inc., 1953. Presumed First U.S. Edition, First printing thus. Hardcover. 13" x 8.5". 52 pages of advertisements in front. xxiii, 462 pages. Illustrations. Tables. Index. Addenda. Ex-library, Bureau of Ships Library stamped on fep. No other library markings observed. This is a large, heavy book and if shipped outside of the United States would require an additional shipping payment. This is an annual reference book of information on all the world's warships arranged by nation, including information on ships' names, dimensions, armaments, silhouettes and photographs, etc. Each edition describes and illustrates warships of different national naval and paramilitary forces, providing data on their characteristics. The first issue was illustrated with Jane's own ink sketches--photos began to appear with the third volume in 1900. The present title was adopted in 1905. It was originally published in London in 1898 as Jane's All the World's Fighting Ships, in order to assist naval officers and the general public in playing naval wargames. Its success eventually launched a number of military publications carrying the name "Jane's". Ten early editions of Jane's (those of 1898, 1905-06, 1906-07, 1914, 1919, 1924, 1931, 1939, 1944-45, and 1950-51) were reissued in facsimile reprints by Arco Publishing starting in 1969. All of these appeared in the oblong or "landscape" format that characterized the series until the 1956/57 edition, while from 1957/58 the present "portrait" layout was adopted, thus matching the sister Jane's publication on aircraft.
New York: Prentice Hall Press, 1986. Reprinting of three separate previous works. Second printing thus [stated]. Trade paperback. Format is approximately 4.75 inches by 8.5 inches. Illustrated cover. Minor cover wear and soiling. Small red mark on bottom edge. Thousands of facts in 480 pages. More than 140 weapons described in detail. Over 550 illustrations, most in color. The contents of this work had been previously published in three separate volumes. Section One is Land Weapons and Equipment; Section Two is Naval Weapons and Equipment; and Section Three is Air Weapons and Equipment.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1982. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. , 202 pages. Illustrations (some in color). Index. DJ has wear, tears, soiling, and chips. DJ is price clipped. Format is approximately 8.5 inches by 11.25 inches. Describes the history of the fighter planes of World War II and depicts the efforts of the members of the Confederate Air Force to rebuild and restore these airplanes. This is a pictorial celebration of the great aircraft of World War II and the C.A.F. pilots who fly them today. Joseph E. Brown,was a major in English at the University of Wisconsin and the University of Hawaii, Joe then served in the U.S. Navy from 1948- 1952 as a journalist and public information specialist in the Pacific during the Korean Conflict. A distinguished award winning free-lance writer and photographer, Joe wrote and edited for Harcourt Brace Jovanovich and served as editor of Sea Magazine. He was editor and publisher of Oceans Magazine. Before that he was an editor with the San Diego Union newspaper. Joe also was a war correspondent in Saigon.
New York: Arco Publishing Company, Inc., 1975. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 140 pages. Illustrations. Maps. Notes. Appendix. Bibliography. Index. Some wear and small tear to DJ edges, some foxing rear DJ flap, board corners slightly bumped. Barry graduated from Oklahoma University, and earned a Masters Degree from Depaul University. His career spanned over thirty years in Telecommunications. A wargame is a type of strategy game that simulates warfare realistically. Wargames may be miniature figurines on a tabletop, board games or video games. They typically use a map that depicts various battlefield terrain features such as woods, hills, fields and streams, with a grid or location system superimposed over this to regulate the movement and positions of the games' pieces, each of which represents a specific military formation, such as an infantry brigade or artillery battery. Many simulate land combat, but there are wargames for naval and air combat as well. Modern wargaming was invented in Prussia around the turn of the 19th-century, and eventually the Prussian military adopted wargames as a way of training their officers and developing doctrine.