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The Uncertain Trumpet by GEN Maxwell D. Taylor - 1st Edition - 1960 - from Walnut Valley Books/Books by White (SKU: 010520)

The Uncertain Trumpet

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The Uncertain Trumpet

by GEN Maxwell D. Taylor

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New York, NY : Harper and Brothers, 1960 Harper and Brothers, New York. 1960. Hardcover. Stated First Edition (M-I Printing). Book is tight, square, and unmarked but for military library stamps on the front pastedown and textblock bottom. Book Condition: Good; toning to spine; soiling to white overlay on the spine; dust soiling to textblock top. No DJ but DJ flaps were taped to front endpages but now are laid in. Blue cloth boards with white cloth overlay on the spine; blue and red lettering on the spine. 203 pp 8vo. As Chief of Staff of the US Army, he has made the effort to develop the fighting forces into an effective instrument of national policy without complete reliance on massive retaliation (total war). This book presents a fascinating inside story, but, more than that, it presents a practical program for combining new and old weapons to correct the threatened imbalance of out military strength with that of the Communist bloc. A clean presentable copy.


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Walnut Valley Books/Books by White US (US)
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The Uncertain Trumpet
GEN Maxwell D. Taylor
Book condition
Used - Good
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No Jacket
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1st Edition
Harper and Brothers
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Date published
COMMUNIST BLOC, MISSILE GAP, CONVENTIONAL FORCES, JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF, NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL, PENTAGON, cold war, communism, total war, U.S. Army, military posture, foreign diplomacy, conventional forces,
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Cold War;
8vo - over 7� - 9�" tall

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About Walnut Valley Books/Books by White

Our SUMMER SALE is on through May 28, 2021 with 20% discounts on all books in our inventory. Walnut Valley Books is a small independent home-based business with the bulk of my holdings being of an American military nature covering everything from the Revolutionary War to the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. I also have holdings of books on the Middle East, the southwestern United States (New Mexico especially, Kansas related titles, Oklahoma related titles, and other regionally specialized books. All of my holdings are hand-selected to be good quality books of interest to the reader, historian, or the collector. In addition to the above, you will also find a wide range of other topics such as Medical, US History, autobiographical, biographical, sports, women's studies, and many other eclectic topics.


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