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FDR\'s 12 Apostles
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FDR's 12 Apostles

By Hal Vaughan

Guilford, Connecticut: Lyons Press. 2006. Hardcover. Good. One copy is ex-library. Other copy is not from a library but has extensive highlighting. Please state your preference when ordering. Nineteen months before the attack on Pearl Harbor, FDR sent twelve "Vice Consuls" to Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia on a secret mission. Their objective: To prepare the groundwork for the Allied invasion of North Africa that repelled the Nazis and also enabled the liberation of Italy. This spy network included an ex-Cartier jewel salesman and wine merchant, a madcap Harvard anthropologist, a Parisian playboy who ran with Hemingway, ex-French Foreign Legionnaires and Paris bankers, and a WWI hero.

$5.45

Henderson\'s Boys Series Complete Set
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Henderson's Boys Series Complete Set

By Robert Muchamore

London: Hodder Children's Books. Set. Very Good. London: Hodder Children's Books, 2009-13. Paperback. Complete set of Robert Muchamore's Henderson's Boys series in matching paperbacks published by Hodder Children's Books. All books at least Very Good. Vol 1 is First Edition. Vols 1-4 have tears to spines where price labels were removed. Interiors are unmarked. No remainder marks. Includes: 1. The Escape, 978-0-340-95648-9 (First Printing), 2. Eagle Day, 978-0-340-95649-6, 3. Secret Army, 978-0-340-95650-2, 4. Grey Wolves, 978-0-340-99916-5, 5. The Prisoner, 978-0-340-99917-2, 6. One Shot Kill, 978-0-340-99918-9, 7. Scorched Earth, 978-1-4449-0233-4.

$43.80

Chasing Ghosts
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Chasing Ghosts

By Paul Rieckhoff

New York: NAL Caliber. Hardcover. May 2, 2006. First Edition (stated) / full number line. As New book in an As New jacket. Remainder mark. x + 326 pages. Contents: George Bush had better be fucking right; Hurry up and Kuwait; Welcome to Saddam International Airport; Into Baghdad; Sector 17; Ka-bob; The mother's day massacre; Keeping the peace; Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not trying to kill you; Ripples of hope; I saw a holy man die tonight; God bullets hurt; Collateral damage; The gremlins theory; Baghdad island; Hope is not a course of action; Ali Baba; Fighting the media war; Christmas in Baghdad; A viable exit strategy; Homecoming; The war within; Finding a voice; Speaking out; Taking on the president of the United States; Operation truth; The sensible war movement.

$9.45

Unholy Babylon
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Unholy Babylon

By Adel Darwish

New York: St. Martin's Press. Trade Paperback. March 1991. First U.S. Edition (stated) / full number line. Near Fine. Text unmarked. Spine straight and tight. No tears, no creases, no folds. Foxing to edges. Light shelfware. Not from a library. No remainder mark. xiv + 33 5 pages.

$6.45

Blackwater
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Blackwater

By Jeremy Scahill

New York: MJF Books. Hardcover. 2008. Revised and Updated edition. As New book in an As New jacket. No remainder mark. x + 550 pages. The unauthorized story of the epic rise of one of the most powerful and secretive forces to emerge from the U.S. military-industrial complex, hailed by the Bush administration as a revolution in military affairs, but considered by others as a dire threat to American democracy.

$12.45

Cobra II
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Cobra II

By Michael R. Gordon; Bernard E. Trainor

New York: Pantheon. Hardcover. March 14, 2006. First Edition (stated) / full number line. Fine book in a Fine jacket. Interior pristine. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. xxxii + 603 pages.

$9.60

Chief of Station, Congo: Fighting the Cold War in a Hot Zone
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Chief of Station, Congo: Fighting the Cold War in a Hot Zone

By Lawrence Devlin

New York: PublicAffairs. Trade Paperback. April 2008. First paperback printing / full number line. Near Fine. Unmarked. Spine straight, tight, uncreased. Cover clean and bright. Square corners. Light edgewear. Not from a library. No remainder mark. 290 pages. Larry Devlin arrived as the new chief of station for the CIA in the Congo five days after the country had declared its independence, the army had mutinied, and governmental authority had collapsed. Devlin found himself in the heart of Africa, fighting for the future of the most strategically influential country on the continent. He met every significant figure, from presidents to mercenaries, as he took the Cold War to one of the world's hottest zones. This is a classic political memoir from a master spy who lived in wildly dramatic times.

$7.95

Bush at War Inside the Bush White House
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Bush at War Inside the Bush White House

By Bob Woodward

New York: Simon & Schuster. Hardcover. 2002. Fine. November 19, 2002. First Edition / full number line. Fine book in a Near Fine jacket showing light edgewear. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. No tears. xxii + 376 pages.

$7.25

The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
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The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

By William L. Shirer

New York: Simon & Schuster. Hardcover. 1960. First Edition/Third Printing. Hardcover. Olive cloth over boards. Sewn binding. Endpapers are color map of Axis-occupied territories. Very Good book. No dust jacket. Text block unmarked. Contains book plate and written name of prior owner. Spine ends frayed, title block worn. Not from a library. No remainder mark. xii + 1245 pages.

$17.95

Sir John Hawkins
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Sir John Hawkins

By Harry Kelsey

New Haven: Yale University Press. Hardcover. March 11, 2003. First Edition / full number line. Quarter-bound boards. Near Fine book in a Very Good jacket. Interior is pristine. Spine is straight and tight, ends lightly bumped. Rubbing and light edgewear to jacket. xiv + 402 pages.

$39.95

The British Seaborne Empire
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The British Seaborne Empire

By Jeremy Black

New Haven: Yale University Press. Hardcover. September 10, 2004. First printing / full number line. Near Fine book in a Near Fine jacket. Spine ends lightly bumped. Light edgewear to jacket. No tears. Interior is pristine. Spine straight and tight. Cover clean and bright. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. xii + 420 pages.

$32.50

Cassidy\'s Run
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Cassidy's Run

By David Wise

New York: Random House. Hardcover. 2000. Stated First Edition; second printing per number line. Very Good book in a Very Good jacket. Interior is pristine. Spine is straight and tight; ends bumped. Dust stains to edges. Light edgewear to jacket. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 240 pages. The story of an espionage operation mounted by the FBI against the Soviet Union that ran for twenty-three years. Lured by a double agent working for the United States, ten Russian spies, including a professor, his wife, and a "sleeper," were sent by Moscow to penetrate America's secrets. Two FBI agents were killed, and secret formulas were passed to the Russians in a dangerous ploy that could have spurred Moscow to create the world's most powerful nerve gas.

$9.45

The Commanders
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The Commanders

By Bob Woodward

New York: Simon & Schuster. Hardcover. May 15, 1991. First Edition / full number line. Very Good book in a Near Fine jacket. Text is clean. Spine is straight and tight. Foxing to closed edges. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 399 pages.

$5.95

A People Numerous and Armed
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A People Numerous and Armed

By John W. Shy

New York: Oxford University Press. Hardcover. First Edition. May 27, 1976. Near Fine book in a Very Good jacket. Interior pristine. Spine straight and very tight, ends bumped. Dust stains along edges. Jacket shows edgewear, several tears, and fading along spine. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. xvi+304 pages. This volume explores the ways in which war, military policy, and grand strategy were intertwined with the political and social causes and effects of the American Revolution.

$37.95

The American Revolution 1775-1783 (The New American Nation Series)
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The American Revolution 1775-1783 (The New American Nation Series)

By John Richard Alden

New York: Harper & Row. Trade Paperback. 1962. Harper Torchbooks. HB 3011. Later printing. Very Good. Tanned. Interior unmarked. Spine straight, very tight, and uncreased. Edge and corner wear. No tears. Not from a library. 294 pages. Contents: The New American Nation Series, Editor's Introduction, Preface, Coming of the Revolution, Road to Lexington, Boston, Contest for Canada, Britain Declares War, Independence Proclaimed, Long Island to Morristown, Philadelphia Takes Howe, Surrender at Saratoga, Reformation in the States, Congress & Confederation, The Bourbons Enter the War, Stalemate in the North, The Home Front, Savannah to Yorktown, The Path to Peace, Conclusion, Bibliography, Index.

$13.95

Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War
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Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War

By Mark Bowden

New York: Penguin. Trade Paperback. March 2000. First Penguin printing / full number line. Near Fine. Dust stains to top edge. Light tanning at page edges. Interior unmarked. Spine straight, tight, and uncreased. Corners sharp. Not from a library. 392 pages. On October 3, 1993, a band of U.S. soldiers embarked on a mission in Somalia to capture two warlords. It was a simple plan. What erupted instead was a night of bloodshed and death. It became the longest sustained firefight involving American troops since the Vietnam War. This is the extraordinary minute-by-minute account of that courageous, historic, and brutal night.

$12.95

Buddha\'s Warriors
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Buddha's Warriors

By Mikel Dunham

New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher / Penguin. Hardcover. December 29, 2004. First Edition / full number line. Near Fine book in a Near Fine jacket. Interior is pristine. Spine ends bumped. Very light edgewear to jacket. Not from a library. Remainder mark to bottom edge. 433 pages.

$42.75

The Coldest Winter
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The Coldest Winter

By David Halberstam

New York: Hyperion. Hardcover. September 25, 2007. First Edition (stated) / full number line. Fine book in a Fine jacket. Not from a library. Not remainder mark. Not clipped. xii+719 pages. A masterful narrative of the political decisions and miscalculations on both sides in the Korean War. The author charts the disastrous path that led to the massive entry of Chinese forces near the Yalu River and that caught Douglas MacArthur and his soldiers by surprise. He provides vivid and nuanced portraits of all the major figures--Eisenhower, Truman, Acheson, Kim, and Mao, and Generals MacArthur, Almond, and Ridgway--while chronicling the crucial battles with reportage of the highest order. .

$9.95

We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the  Iraqi People
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We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People

By Peter Van Buren

New York: Metropolitan Books. Hardcover. September 27, 2011. First Edition (stated) / full number line. Fine book in a Fine jacket. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. xii+269 pages. From a State Department insider, the first account of our blundering efforts to rebuild Iraq. A shocking and rollicking true-life tale of Americans abroad, and a vividly rendered tale of ineptitude and corruption.

$14.45

Hiroshima
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Hiroshima

By John Hersey

New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Borzoi Book. Hardcover. 1946 Book Club printing. Blue textured cloth lettered in burgundy. Very Good book in a Poor jacket. Unmarked, clean, lightly tanned pages. Clean boards with shelf and reading wear. Binding is tight. No tape, tears, creases, or folds to book. Jacket is falling apart. Not from a library. Original owner's name and "1946" penned on front pastedown along with a bookplate. 118 pages. On August 6, 1945, Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atomic bomb ever dropped on a city. This book describes the effect of the bombing of Hiroshima on six survivors of the atomic blast.

$33.99

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