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New York: Random House, c1978. First American Edition. 24 cm, 421, illus., DJ worn, soiled, and chipped, pencil erasure residue on front endpaper Lord Birkenhead was given access to all the personal letters, diaries, and papers of the Kipling family. Kipling's daughter refused permission to publish and would give no reason.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1920. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xi, , 360 pages. Ink marks on fep. Frontis illustration. Footnotes. Illustrations. Maps. Index. Cover has some wear and soiling. Major-General Sir Charles Edward Callwell KCB (2 April 1859 – May 1928), was an Anglo-Irish officer of the British Army, who served in the artillery, as an intelligence officer, and as a staff officer and commander during the Second Boer War, and as Director of Operations and Intelligence during World War I. In 1886 Callwell was awarded the Trench Gascoigne Prize Essay Competition gold medal by the Royal United Service Institution for his essay Lessons to be learned from the campaigns in which British Forces have been employed since the year 1865. This was later expanded into a book Small Wars, published in 1896, which was adopted as an official British Army textbook, and won wide recognition. It was revised and republished in 1899 and 1906, and was translated in French. The United States Marine Corps Small Wars Manual, originally published in 1935, drew heavily on Callwell's book, and as the first comprehensive study of what came to be known as "asymmetric warfare", it gained renewed popularity in the 1990s. He was a noted writer of military biography, history, and theory. From the publication of Small Wars, Callwell had a reputation as a writer on military topics. Mainly these were studies on tactics and on subjects connected with the World War; he also produced works that satirized army procedure and War Office routine. In 1921 he was awarded the Chesney medal of the Royal United Service Institution for his services to military literature.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1958. Book Club Edition. 403, maps, index, DJ soiled and scuffed: small tears, small pieces missing, stain on rear DJ This volume covers the period from the defeat of Napoleon in 1815 through the reign of Queen Victoria. Approximately one-third of this volume is devoted to the American Civil War.