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A Soldier of the Great War

by Helprin, Mark

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New York; (1991): Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. First Edition. Octavo. Limited to 250 copies signed and number by the author. The present copy is number 161. The story of WWI through the voice of Alessandro who first sees action in the Tyrol, which is part of a ``phantom'' unit sent to Sicily to capture deserters. He becomes a deserter himself… Read more
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Bularskoto Izkustvo/Ancien Art of Bulgare

by Filow, Bogdan D.

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1924
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Sofia: Naroden Muei, 1924. Quarto. 128pp., 85 textual illustrations and 58 plates of which 10 are in color and tipped in. Filov was a Bulgarian archaeologist, art historian and polititan. He was also Prime Minister of Bulgaria during World War II. On the other hand, he established the Commissariat for Jewish Affairs about the Jews in Bulgaria. He had… Read more
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cover of Guadalcanal Diary; a Picture Version of Guadalcanal Diary

Guadalcanal Diary; a Picture Version of Guadalcanal Diary

by Tregaskis, Richard

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1943
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Philadelphia: D. McKay Co, 1943. Quarto. 64 unnumbered pages, issued in a comic form at ten cents and was very popular by boys whose fathers were away at war. The author was 6 feet 7 inches but such a good reporter, the marines let him join the D-day invasion of the Solomon Islands. One of the best accounts of… Read more
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cover of Photo Album with 620 Photographs of German Army in World War II

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Of the 620 photos over 200 are either of the military in action (including with the Russian front), and several others of officers identified in German on the verso. Others show various German activities including some of women in auxiliary uniforms, another of a forced march showing what appear to be Russian noncombatants moving away from the front. There… Read more
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cover of Photograph Album Nurses World War II, Honolulu and in the U.S.

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Nursing Scrapbook from Hawaii in 1943 to the Government Hospital in Springfield, Missouri in the period just after World War II. There are 361 black-and-white photographs of which 147 are of nurses, others are nurses with their beaus, hospitals, other family. The key nurses are identified from the newspaper articles featuring them. Hawaii WWII/Springfield, Missouri Gov Rehab. Photographs are… Read more
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cover of Smuts, 2 Volume Set; Volume I, The Sanguine Years, 1870-1919; Volume II, The Fields of Force, 1919-1950

Smuts, 2 Volume Set; Volume I, The Sanguine Years, 1870-1919; Volume II, The Fields of Force, 1919-1950

by Hancock, W.K. (William Keith)

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Cambridge; 1962-1968: Cambridge University Press. First Editions. Octavo. Volume I: The Sanguine Years, 1870-1919, half-title, 618(1) pages, portrait frontispiece, folded maps (some in color), facsimiles. Volume II: The Fields of Force, 1919-1950. Half-title, xiii, 590 pages. index. Sir Keith Hancock established the Smuts archive and began this major history which begins with his early history… Read more
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cover of Katalog zur Ausstellung der Arbeiten, die auf Grund des Preisausschreibens "Dortmund 1946" von westfälischen Künstlern geschaffen Wurde

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Dordmund; from June 2nd to June 29th, 1947: Gruwell. Octavo. German language. A catalog for the exhibition of the works created on the basis of the competition, "Dormund 1946" by Westphalian artists in the work physiological institute Dortmund, Rheinland damm 201. While Dortmund was one of the most heavily bombed cities in Germany during World War II with 98%… Read more
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cover of Family of Volunteers; an Illustrated History of the 48th Highlanders of Canada  (inscribed By the author)

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Toronto: Robin Brass Studio, 2001. Oblong Octavo. 176 pages, index. Issued only in paper wraps. Profusely illustrated with over 100 photographs including the uniforms and flags which are in color. It covers the early years (1891-1914) when they served in the Boer War up until World War I. The Second World War It was redesignated the… Read more
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cover of The Wild Grizzlies of Alaska: A Story of the Grizzly and Big Brown Bears of Alaska, Their Habits, Manners and Characteristics, Together with notes on Mountain Sheep and Caribou, Collected By the Author for the U.S.

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New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1930. First Edition. Large Octavo. 417 pages, index. Title page adds: with 84 illustrations from Photographs and a map. This book belonged to Robert L. Coates who was with the 131st Signal Radio Intelligence Company. In the maps on the endpapers in the back of the book, he traces the… Read more
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cover of The Falcon's Disciples (Inscribed to Lee Marvin)

The Falcon's Disciples (Inscribed to Lee Marvin)

by Gregory, Howard

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New York; (1967): Pageant Books. First Edition. Octavo. . 331 pages, index, .photographic images. Inscribed: "Lee, I hope you enjoy the book. Howard". The wonderful photography, reviews of the book and the details of parachuting are noted with praise by the Army Times, the U.S. Parachute Association, Flying Magazine, and Sky Diver's Magazine. The… Read more
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cover of Werksgeschicht: Der Gefoldschaft Der Werke Leverkussen, Elberfeld Und Dormagen Zur Erinnerung an Die 75. Wiederkehr Des Grundungstages Der Farbenfabriken Vorm. Friedr. Bayer [und] Co. Gewidmet Von Der I.G. Farbenindustrie Aktiengesellschaft

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(Bruchmann, Munich; 1938). Quarto. 204 pages, profusely illustrated with 32 photographic plates. 8 pages of full color plates.. Pinnow's book on the 1000 years of German History became a reminder in the early days of Hitler of the phrase Thousand Year Reich. Most historians did not survive the Nazi regime but Pinnow adapted and wrote… Read more
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cover of A Question of Judgment; Pius XII and the Jews

A Question of Judgment; Pius XII and the Jews

by Lichten, Joseph L.

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1963
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Washington, D.C.: National Catholic Welfare Conference, 1963. First Edition. Small Octavo. 35 pages, bibliographic references included in notes. In contrast to Rolf Hochhuth's play "Der Stellvertreter", defends Pope Pius XII in regard to his role in the Holocaust. Justifies the pope's failure to directly condemn Nazi persecution of the Jews on the grounds that it would have worsened… Read more
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cover of Wartime Correspondence Between President Roosevelt and Pope Pius XII with an Introudciton & Explanatory Notes By Myron C. Taylor, Personal Representative of the President ...to His Holiness Pope Pius XII (Frances Perkins' copy)

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New York: The MacMillan Co, 1947. Octavo. xii.127 pages, Inscribed:" to Hon. Frances Perkins with kind regards, Myron C. Taylor, April 12, 1947" While she was the first woman in a President's cabinet, her contributions to the unfair conditions in the workplace led to the 40 hour work week, workman's compensation, and she emphasized to FDR the… Read more
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cover of From Here to Eternity

From Here to Eternity

by Jones, James

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Published
1951
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New York: Scribners, 1951. First Ediiton. Octavo. First printing. 861 pages. Author's First Book. When this book appeared it, like The Naked and the Dead, spoke of the reality of the soldier's life in World War II. The author was appointed corporal twice and each time was reduced to private. He served at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, during the Japanese… Read more
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Espana Contra El Fascismo

by Edelman, Bernardo

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1939
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Buenos Aires: J.A.E.L., 1939. Small Octavo. Unopened. 223 pages. Spanish text. Edelman had written on the hopes of democracy in Spain earlier but here he trace how fascism took over and by 1938 had solidified its control. He left for Buenos Aires to write this work in 1938. Bound in pictorial paper wraps with yapped edges (front… Read more
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cover of The Execution of Private Slovik

The Execution of Private Slovik

by Huiet, William Bradford

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New York, (1954): Duell, Sloan and Pearce. First Edition. Octavo. 247 pages. The story of the only American soldier since 1864 to be shot for desertion although thousands have been tried and convicted for desertion from the Civil War to the Korean War. During the second world war alone an estimated 40,000 soldiers were tried for… Read more
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cover of 1008 Construction Battalion Detachment; tour of Duty, Solomon Islands, July, 1943-May 1945

1008 Construction Battalion Detachment; tour of Duty, Solomon Islands, July, 1943-May 1945

by United States. Navy. Construction Battalion Detachment. 1008th

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[Lederer, Street and Zeus, Printers; Berkeley, California; 1946]. Oblong Quarto. Construction battalion detachment was the one assigned to the Solomon Islands where they performed major tasks to create a major docking facility while fighting malaria and insects. This remarkable volume has hundreds of photographs that document the 1008th which was one of the larger battalions (some on smaller… Read more
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cover of Warplanes of the World, Vol. 1:1-4

Warplanes of the World, Vol. 1:1-4

by Cooke, David C.

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New York; (1943-1944): Dell Publishing. Quarto. 4 issues bound into one with 396 pages. These were the most detailed items on our aircraft that were allowed to be published during World War II. David C. Cooke was not only considered the best expert on military aviation but he was able to get the most current information on after… Read more
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cover of Battleship Texas

Battleship Texas

by Power, Hugh

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College Station; (1993): Texas A & M University Press. First Edition. Quarto. 141pp., Number 45, Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A & M University. Introduction by John Reilly. Foreword by Wilson E. Dolmann III, Orion Knox, and Sue Winton Moss. Battleship Texas is the lone survivor of the first generation of dreadnoughts, the world's most… Read more
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cover of Heinkel He111 a Documentary History

Heinkel He111 a Documentary History

by Nowarra, Heinz

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First American Edition
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New York (1980): Jane's Publishing. First American Edition. Quarto. . 256pp., This is the complete history of the Heinkel He111, the remarkable warplane from its origins in 1935 as an airliner, baptism of fire in Spain, right through the war years and beyond. Packed with photographs, tables and documents, it provides for the first time a complete history of… Read more
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