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The Burning Tigris; The Armenian Genocide and America's Response
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The Burning Tigris; The Armenian Genocide and America's Response

By Balakian, Peter

New York: HarperCollins Publishers 0-06-019-840-0 [0-06-019-840-0] 2003. (Hardcover) 475pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Maps, illustrations, photographs, notes, glossary, bibliography, index. The spine is lightly worn at top and bottom. "In this groundbreaking history of the Armenian Genocide, the critically acclaimed author of the memoir Black Dog of Fate brings us a riveting narrative of the massacres of the Armenians in the 1890s and genocide in 1915 at the hands of the Ottoman turks. Using rarely seen archival documents and remarkable first-person accounts, Peter Balakian presents the chilling history of how the Young Turk government implemented the first modern genocide behind the cover of World War I. And in the telling, he also resurrects an extraordinary lost chaper of American history". Book about Young Turk Government. Time Period 1890's, 1915-1923 & World War 1. Locale: Armenia; Turkey. (Military, Foreign Affairs, Genocide, Human Rights).

$26.25

War Machines; Transforming Technologies in the U.S. Military, 1920-1940
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War Machines; Transforming Technologies in the U.S. Military, 1920-1940

By Moy, Timothy

College Station: Texas A&M University Press [1-58544-104-X] 2001. (Hardcover) 218pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Photographs, notes, illustrations, bibliography, index. "Although the American mlitary establishment has long been intimately tied to its technology, the nature of those ties has varied enormously from service to service. The Air Force, for example, evokes images of pilots operating high-tech weapons systems, striking precisely from out of the blue to lay waste to enemy installations. The fundamental icon for the Marine Corps, on the other hand, is an assaulting wave of riflemen hitting the beaches from rugged landing craft and slogging their way ashore under enemy fire. How did these very different relationships with technology develop?". Time Period 1920's, 1930's & 1940's. (Military, Air Force, Marine Corps, Military Technology, Military--United States, Technology, United States Air Force, United States Marine Corps).

$26.25

The Hello Girls; America's First Women Soldiers

By Cobbs, Elizabeth

Cambridge: Harvard University Press [9780674971479] 2017. (Hardcover) 370pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Photographs, illustrations, notes, index. "This is the story of how America's first women soldiers helped win World War I, earned the vote, and fought the U.S. Army. In 1918, the U.S. Army Signal Corps sent 223 women to France. They were masters of the latest technology: the telephone switchboard. General John Pershing, commander of the American Expeditionary forces, demanded female 'wire experts' when he discovered that inexperienced doughboys were unable to keep him connected with troops under fire. Without communications for even an hour, the army would collapse". Locale: France; United States. (World War 1, American Expeditionary Forces, Communications, Feminism, Technology, Telecommunications, Telephone, World War 1).

$26.25

The German Military Underground Hospital

By Bigwoods Printers

Bigwoods Printers [no date]. (Staplebound) np. Very good. Photographs, plan, key. Lightly worn. "This Hospital was constructed by the German Todt Organisation with Russian Civilian Slave Labour, principally collected in the Ukraine and brought from their homes on foot practically across Europe. They arrived in pitiful condition, half starved and in rags, while the majority were barefooted.... They were guarded by S.S. Men, many of whom had large fierce dogs with them, trained to seize any poor unfortunate trying to escape". Book about Slave Labor--World War 2 & Todt Organization. (World War II, German Armed Forces, Hospitals, Military History, Secret Service--Germany).

$18.38

Pow #74324; Triumph Through Adversity; The Life of John Stermscheg As Told by His Son

By Stermscheg, Robert (Biography of John Stermscheg.)

Robert Stermscheg 978-0-9813729-0-7 [978-0-9813729-0-7] 2009. (Trade paperback) 220pp. Near fine. Signed with an inscription by the author. Maps, plans, photographs, notes. "Real heroes aren't born. Rather, they are ordinary people who have risen to mountable challenges in the face of adversity. What really defines a person is the way they face those obstacles and overcome them. We don't have to look to Hollywood to find examples; in fact, we need look no further than our backyards. My backyard, that is. My father, my dad, John Stermscheg, is such a man". Biography of John Stermscheg. Locale: Germany; Manitoba--Canada; Prairie Provinces; Western Canada; Winnipeg--Manitoba; Yugoslavia. (Military--Canada, Family Histories, Military--Canada, Prisoners of War, Soldiers--Canada, War Stories, World War II).

$21.00

A History of the Canadian Knights of Columbus; Catholic Army Huts

By Daniel, I.J.E. (With D.A. Casey.) (Identified on cover as: For God and Country; War Work of Canadian Knights of Columbus.)

I.J.E. Daniel 1922. (Hardcover) 214pp. Very good plus in very good dust jacket. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering to the spine and gilt lettering and title illustration to the cover. Illustrated endpapers, photographs, notes, 2 fold-out charts. The dust jacket has a 3-inch chip to the top right edge, and inch-long chips to the top of the back panel, with otherwise minor edgewear. "The greatest romances written have been founded on fact. No fiction produced within the past half century has equalled chapters from the story of life as they were written in blood on the fields of Flanders. In the Yesterdays that have intervened we were too close to the memory of the grim reality to want to read of it. The penning of the lines that go to make this book have been, for this reason, delayed. But now, in the Today of resurrection, we may write with the proper perspective and feel that the record we make is sane and unemotional" - from the front inner flap. Book about Canadian Knights of Columbus & Catholic Army Huts. Identified on cover as: For God and Country; War Work of Canadian Knights of Columbus. Identified on spine as For God and Country; War Work of Canadian Knights of Columbus. (Military--Canada, Catholic Church, Military--Canada, World War 1).

$26.25

Customs and Traditions of the Canadian Navy

By Arbuckle, Graeme

Halifax: Nimbus Publishing [0-920852-38-6] 1984. (4to) 179pp. Very good, no dust jacket. Diagrams, illustrations, photographs. There is very minor tape stain to the front and rear free endpapers. "In 1985, the Canadian Navy marks its Seventy-Fifth Anniversary with a cross-Canada celebration. The pride of those of us who presently serve is shared by Canadians from every walk of life....Customs and Traditions of the Canadian Navy is another contribution to this heritage. Within its pages is recorded the development of the ceremonies and ceremonial which belong traditionally to 'the Fleet in which we serve.'" - from the Foreword. Book about Ships--Military. Locale: Canada. (Military--Canada, Canadian Navy, Customs, Military Traditions, Military--Canada, Ships).

$26.25

Letters to Harvelyn; From Japanese Pow Camps: A Canadian Soldier's Letters to His Young Daughter During World War II
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Letters to Harvelyn; From Japanese Pow Camps: A Canadian Soldier's Letters to His Young Daughter During World War II

By Baird, Kenneth G. (Letters of Kenneth G. Baird.)

Toronto: HarperCollins [0-00-200096-2] 2002, 1st edition. (Oblong 8vo hardcover) 281pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Signed by Harvelyn Baird McInnes, the author's daughter. Photographs, illustrations, maps. "In the fall of 1941, Major Kenneth Baird of the Winnipeg Grenadiers sailed for Hong Kong. He was 52 years old and a veteran of the Great War, where he had fought at Vimy Ridge. The Grenadiers and the Quebec Royal Rifles, along with Imperial troops, were sent to defend the island of Hong Kong from attack by the Japanese.... Major Baird kept a diary and wrote letters - that were never sent - to his wife, Molly, and daughter, Harvelyn". Letters of Kenneth G. Baird. Book about Major Kenneth G. Baird. Locale: Shamshuipo Camp. (Military--Canada, Letters, Military--Canada, Prisoners of War--Canada, Soldiers--Canada, Winnipeg Grenadiers, World War II).

$26.25

The Peninsula Campaign; March - July 1862

By Martin, David G.

Conshohocken: Combined Books [9780938289098] 1992, 1st edition. (Hardcover) 254pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Maps, illustrations, index. "In early 1862, as the beginning of the Civil War marked its first anniversary, Major General George Brinton McClellan developed a plan for one of the most daring and complex movements of the great conflict.... If successful, the whole enterprise would circumvent Joseph E. Johnston's Army of Northern Virginia and allow McClellan to seize Richmond from the east in one masterly campaign". Book about George B. McClellan. Time Period 1862. Locale: Confederate States; Richmond--Virginia. (American Civil War, American Civil War, Military History).

$23.63

A Woman of Valor; Clara Barton and the Civil War
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A Woman of Valor; Clara Barton and the Civil War

By Oates, Stephen B.

New York: Free Press [9780029234051] 1994. (Hardcover) 527pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Maps, photographs, references, index. "When the Civil War broke out, Clara Barton wanted more than anything to be a Union soldier, an impossible dream for a thirty-nine-year-old woman, who stood a slender five feet tall. Determined to serve, she became a veritable soldier, a nurse, and a one-woman relief agency operating in the heart of the conflict". Book about Clara Barton. Time Period 1860's. Locale: Confederate States. (American Civil War, American Civil War, Medicine--Military, Military History).

$21.00

Shades of Blue and Gray; An Introductory Military History of the Civil War
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Shades of Blue and Gray; An Introductory Military History of the Civil War

By Hattaway, Herman

Columbia: University of Missouri Press [9780826211071] 1997. (Hardcover) 281pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Map endpapers, maps, photographs, illustrations, glossary, index. "An introductory military history of the American Civil War, Shades of Blue and Gray places the 1861-1865 conflict within the broad context of evolving warfare. Emphasizing technology and its significant impact, Hattaway includes valuable material on land and sea mines, minesweepers, hand grenades, automatic weapons, the Confederate submarine, and balloons". Time Period 1861-1865. Locale: Confederate States; United States. (American Civil War, American Civil War, Military History).

$21.00

Landscape Turned Red; The Battle of Antietam

By Sears, Stephen W.

New York: Book-Of-The-Month Club 1994. (Hardcover) 431pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Photographic edpapers, illustrations, maps, notes, bibliography, index. "Of all the days on all the fields where American soldiers have fought, the most terrible was September 17, 1862. The Civil War battle waged on that date at Antietam Creek, Maryland, took a human toll never exceeded on any day in our nation's history". Locale: Antietam. (American Civil War, American Civil War, Battles, Military History).

$26.25

Ashes of Glory; Richmond at War

By Furgurson, Ernest B.

New York: Alfred A. Knopf 0-679-4223-3 [0-679-4223-3] 1996, 1st edition. (Hardcover) 419pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Maps, notes, bibliography, index. "In April of 1865, as Union troops strode unimpeded into the charred city of Richmond, thirteen-year-old Emmie Sublett gazed upon 'the horrible stars and stripes' flying from the Capitol building and likened them to 'so many bloody gashes' - a fitting (and properly gory) metaphor for the average Virginian's altered sentiments toward the country her forefathers had been so instrumental in founding". Time Period 1860's. Locale: Confederate States; Richmond--Virginia. (American Civil War, American Civil War, Military History).

$26.25

Saber and Scapegoat; J. E. B. Stuart and the Gettysburg Controversy

By Nesbitt, Mark

Mechanicsburg: Stackpole Books [0-8117-0915-9] 1994. (Hardcover) 227pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Maps, photographs, illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. "More than 130 years ago, Confederate General Robert E. Lee met Union General George G. Meade in the small town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and fought a bitter battle - one that helped turn the tide of the American Civil War. Meade won a major victory for the North, and Lee was forced to retreat, never again to reach so far into Union territory". Book about Robert E. Lee & George G. Meade. Locale: Pennsylvania. (American Civil War, American Civil War, Gettysburg Controversy, Military History, Military--United States).

$21.00

Tyranny on Trial; The Evidence at Nuremberg
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Tyranny on Trial; The Evidence at Nuremberg

By Harris, Whitney R.

New York: Barnes & Noble Books [1-56619-953-0] 1995. (Hardcover) 608pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Photographs, notes, bibliography. Introduction by Robert H. Jackson. Foreword by Robert G. Storey. Locale: Nuremberg--Germany. (World War 2, Trials, World War II).

$23.63

Secret Operations; Remagen Bridge (Publisher series: Secret Operations.)
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Secret Operations; Remagen Bridge (Publisher series: Secret Operations.)

By Kemp, Ian

Hersham: Ian Allan Publishing [9780711030947] 2006. (4to paperback) 96pp. Near fine. Black and white and color photographs and illustrations, maps, tables. "By spring 1945 World War 2 was approaching its endgame. The Germans were retreating on all fronts and the final major barrier to the Allied advance in the west was the River Rhine. Both sides realised that once the river was cross the heartland of Germany would lie open.... Profusely illustrated, including many contemporary photographs from German and Allied sources showing the bridge immediately before, during and after the attack, Secret Operations: Remagen Bridge is a gripping account of how this feat of arms was accomplished". Time Period 1945. Publisher series: Secret Operations. Locale: Germany; Remagen Bridge. (World War II, Photography, World War II).

$26.25

Victoria Cross Heroes of World War One; 628 Extraordinary Stories of Valour

By Hamilton, Robert

Croxley Green: Atlantic Publishing 978-1-909242-42-5 [978-1-909242-42-5] 2015. (4to) 382pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Photographs, black and white and color illustrations, maps, index. The dust jacket is lightly worn along the top edge. "The Victoria Cross had been in existence over 60 years when Archduke Franz Ferdinand fell to an assassin's bullet, the event that triggered a Europe-wide call to arms in August 1914. It was an award that democratised military honours, for it was open to all ranks, the sole qualification being a display of conspicuous bravery in the field. The sovereign whose name it bore was personally responsible for the Cross's simple legend: for Valour". Time Period 1914-1918 & 1915. (World War 1, Biography, Soldiers, Trench Warfare, Victoria Cross, War Stories, World War 1).

$52.50

Wings; One Hundred Years of British Aerial Warfare
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Wings; One Hundred Years of British Aerial Warfare

By Bishop, Patrick

London: Atlantic Books 978-184887-892-1 [978-184887-892-1] 2012. (Hardcover) 402pp. Near fine in fine dust jacket. Photographs, notes, index. "Aviators have always seemed different from soldiers and sailors - more adventurous, questing and imaginative. In both world wars air aces dominated each side's propaganda, capturing hearts and dreams. Writing with the verve, passion and the sheer narrative aplomb familiar to many thousands of readers from his bestselling Second World War aerial histories, Fighter Boys and Bomber Boys, Patrick Bishop's Wings is a rich and compelling account of military flying from its heroic early days to the present". Time Period 20th Century. (Military, Aviation--Military, Military History, Royal Air Force).

$31.50

Above and Byond; The Aviation Medals of Honor
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Above and Byond; The Aviation Medals of Honor

By Tillman, Barrett

Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press [1-58834-056-2] 2002. (Hardcover) 294pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Photographs, index. "These accounts, which redefine heroism, feature some of the most famous airmen in history - Frank Luke Jr., Jimmy Doolittle, Joe Foss, David McCampbell, Leo Thorsness, and Patrick Brady, to name a few - and lesser-known fliers who finally get the recognition they deserve. In World War I, Lieutenants Edwin Russell Bleckley and Harold Ernest Goettler flew in the first sustained aerial resupply operation in history. To accurately drop supplies to the 77th Infantry's 'lost battalion,' they flew so low that German troops perched on French cliffs were firing down on them". Book about 77th Infantry Battalion, Patrick Brady, Jimmy Doolittle, Frank Luke Jr., David McCampbell, Medals of Honor & Leo Thorsness. Foreword by Joe Foss. (Miltary, Aviation--Military, Military Medals, World War 1, World War II).

$26.25

Airborne Assault; Parachute Forces in Action, 1940-91
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Airborne Assault; Parachute Forces in Action, 1940-91

By Quarrie, Bruce

Somerset: Patrick Stephens Limited [0-85059-807-9] 1991. (Hardcover) 216pp. Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket. Maps, appendices, notes, index. Light wear to the dust jacket and a small puncture to the bottom of the spine. "From the German invasion of Denmark and Norway in 1940 to the American deployment of an airborne division half a century later in the Gulf war, Airborne Assault shows how paratroops have played a major part in capturing key objectives during the assault stage of dozens of military operations". Time Period 1940-1991. (Miltary, Gulf War, Parachute Corps, Paratroopers, World War II).

$26.25

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