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Breakout: The Chosin Reservoir Campaign, Korea 1950
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Breakout: The Chosin Reservoir Campaign, Korea 1950

By Martin Russ

Penguin Books, 2000. Book. Good. Paperback. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Good, clean condition soft cover book. No remainder marks or clippings. Covers are clean, show light wear - no tears. No writing or tears inside book. Illustrated. Tight spine, clean pages. Pages show tanning. .

$7.99

Germs: Biological Weapons and America's Secret War
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Germs: Biological Weapons and America's Secret War

By Miller, Judith; Broad, William J.; Engelberg, Stephen

Simon & Schuster, 2001. Book. Fine. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Near-new condition. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Price inside dustcover: $27.00. Tight spine, bright pages. 383 pages. Upper top corners of book show light bumping. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. In the wake of the anthrax letters following the attacks on the World Trade Center, Americans have begun to grapple with two difficult truths: that there is no terrorist threat more horrifying -- and less understood -- than germ warfare, and that it would take very little to mount a devastating attack on American soil. In Germs, three veteran reporters draw on top sources inside and outside the U.S. government to lay bare Washington's secret strategies for combating this deadly threat. Featuring an inside look at how germ warfare has been waged throughout history and what form its future might take (and in whose hands), Germs reads like a gripping detective story told by fascinating key figures: American and Soviet medical specialists who once made germ weapons but now fight their spread, FBI agents who track Islamic radicals, the Iraqis who built Saddam Hussein's secret arsenal, spies who travel the world collecting lethal microbes, and scientists who see ominous developments on the horizon. With clear scientific explanations and harrowing insights, Germs is a masterfully written -- and timely -- work of investigative journalism..

$9.99

A Time of Our Choosing: Americ's War in Iraq
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A Time of Our Choosing: Americ's War in Iraq

By Purdum, Todd S.

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Henry Holt & Company, 2003. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Like-New copy - NO remainder marks or price clippings - Price inside dustcover: $25.00 - Stated First Edition - 319 pages - Illustrated - It was a war like no other the United States had ever fought. It began with the bombing of Saddam Hussein's bunker and ended with statues of the Iraqi dictator being toppled in downtown Baghdad, and it marked a turning point in America's relations with its enemies, its allies, and its sense of itself. Yet most Americans experienced the war as impressionistic and often confusing -- the story of one battle here, one unit there, a report from one city, then another, without the larger context we so urgently needed. Each reporter had his "slice" of the war, it seemed, but no one had the whole story or the broad view. A Time of Our Choosing fills that gap brilliantly, drawing on the resources and reportage of The New York Times. Todd S. Purdum, one of the paper's most gifted writers, traces the war in Iraq from the first rumblings after 9/11, to the diplomatic recriminations at the United Nations, to the battles themselves and their aftermath. He deftly rolls out the whole canvas, showing how the individual "slices" fit together into a single, gripping drama. As the war's narrative unfolds, Purdum also introduces us to the men and women who waged it. Finally, Purdum explores the complex legacy of America's near-unilateral action -- in the Middle East, among our allies in Europe, and in the halls of power in Washington. President Bush has vowed that the United States would confront its enemies at "a time of our choosing," and Purdum shows in vivid terms what this choice has meant for our now transformed world..

$11.50