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cover of MUTINY: HIGHLAND REGIMENTS IN REVOLT 1743-1804

MUTINY: HIGHLAND REGIMENTS IN REVOLT 1743-1804

by John Prebble

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1975
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9780436386336
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This is a first edition of Mutiny: Highland Regiments in Revolt 1743-1804, by the English journalist John Prebble (1915-2001). The Highland regiments of Scotland were first raised to police their own land, then expanded in imperial wars. The Gaelic people of the 18th century, who were 3% of the population, supplied the Crown with 65 regiments. Soldiers… Read more
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KIM

by RUDYARD KIPLING

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1958
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This is a lovely copy of Kim, the famous novel by the Nobel Prize-winning English author Rudyard Kipling. It was first published in 1900. It takes place during the Great Game, or the British wars in India. Kim is an Irish orphan who becomes a spy. This book, a book club edition, is hunter green boards with a gold design… Read more
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cover of FIRST TO THE FRONT: ADVENTURES 95th AERO SQUADRON (WWI)

FIRST TO THE FRONT: ADVENTURES 95th AERO SQUADRON (WWI)

by Charles Woolley

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1999
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First
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9780764307492
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This is a first edition of First to the Front: The Aerial Adventures of 1st Lt. Waldo Heinrichs and the 95th Aero Squadron - 1917-1918. It was written by the journalist Charles Woolley and published in 1999. Publisher's Description: The 95th Aero Squadron was the first American pursuit squadron to fly over the front in March 1918 and 1st Lt. Waldo Heinrichs… Read more
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cover of THE LONG LEFT FLANK: THE HARD-FOUGHT WAY TO THE REICH 1944-45.

THE LONG LEFT FLANK: THE HARD-FOUGHT WAY TO THE REICH 1944-45.

by Jeffery Williams

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1988
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First
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9780773721944
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This is a first edition of The Long Left Flank: The Hard Fought Way to the Reich, 1944-1945, by the Canadian Army officer and military historian Jeffery Williams (1920-2011). It is the story of the battle to clear the Channel coast and open the port of Antwerp. The struggle, which saw appalling casualties, is not well-known because… Read more
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cover of A HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING PEOPLES, COMPLETE

A HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING PEOPLES, COMPLETE

by Winston Churchill

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1965
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A History of the English-Speaking Peoples is a four-volume history of Britain and its former colonies and possessions throughout the world, written by Winston Churchill. It covers the period from Caesar's invasions of Britain (55 BC) to the end of the Second Boer War (1902). It was started in 1937 but between WWII and Churchill's duties, it… Read more
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cover of SHIPS OF THE WORLD: AN HISTORICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA

SHIPS OF THE WORLD: AN HISTORICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA

by Lincoln Paine

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1997
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First
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9780395715567
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This is a pristine copy of Ships of the World: An Historical Encyclopedia, written by the American maritime historian Lincoln Paine and published in 1997. Its original (dated) price tag is on the back. It is a comprehensive and very readable encyclopedia covering over 1000 of the world's best-known and most significant vessels. Each ship is… Read more
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25 CENTURIES OF SEA WARFARE

by Jacques Mordal

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Published
1970
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First UK
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This is a Twenty-Five Centuries of Sea Warfare, written by the former French Navy officer Jacques Mordal and first published in 1959. It was translated into English in 1965, then re-printed in the UK in 1970. This is one of those copies. From the publisher: "Twenty-Five Centuries of Sea Warfare" includes 45 maps, 54 line-diagrams, and 16 pages… Read more
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25 CENTURIES OF SEA WARFARE

by Jacques Mordal

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1970
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This is a Twenty-Five Centuries of Sea Warfare, written by the former French Navy officer Jacques Mordal and first published in1959. It was translated into English in 1965, then re-printed in the UK in 1970. This is one of those copies. It is 419 pages, packed with maps, drawings, illustrations and photos. I attach… Read more
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cover of SCOTTISH REGIMENTS & UNIFORMS 1660-1914

SCOTTISH REGIMENTS & UNIFORMS 1660-1914

by A.H. BOWLING

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Published
1971
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second
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9780855240424
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This is a Scottish Regiments and Uniforms 1660-1914, written by the British military historian A.J. Bowling. It was first published in 1970, then was revised and re-published in 1971. It is just 64 pages, heavily illustrated and detailed. See photo for list of regiments shown. Aside from some yellowing of the paper, the inside is perfect, except that the… Read more
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cover of MAN OF VALOUR: FIELD-MARSHAL LORD GORT V.C.

MAN OF VALOUR: FIELD-MARSHAL LORD GORT V.C.

by J.R. Colville

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Published
1972
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First
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9780002112901
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This is a first edition of Man of Valour: The Life of Field-Marshal The Viscount Gort, VC, GCB, DSO, MVO, MC by Sir John Colville. It is a solid assessment of an underappreciated figure in the Allied war effort of World War II. Known in Britain as 'our man in France', Gort was decorated with the Victoria Cross for… Read more
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cover of THE ROAD TO KHARTOUM: A LIFE of GENERAL CHARLES GORDON

THE ROAD TO KHARTOUM: A LIFE of GENERAL CHARLES GORDON

by Charles C. Trench

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Published
1989
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9780881844757
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This is a trade paperback copy of The Road to Khartoum, A Life of General Charles Gordon, by the British Indian Army officer and historian Charles Chenevix Trench. It was originally published in 1978. The New York Times Review of Books called in "a rich and judicious biography, an incredible tale." Major-General Gordon (1833-1885) aka Chinese Gordon,… Read more
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OLD MORTALITY

by SIR WALTER SCOTT

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1916
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This is a copy of Sir Walter's Scott's Old Mortality, one of the Waverley novels first published in 1816. This one deals with the period of the Covenanters, featuring their victory at Loudoun Hill and their defeat at Bothwell Bridge, both in June 1679. A final section is set in 1689 at the time of the royalist… Read more
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cover of HARPER'S JUN 1993: HOLLYWOOD PUBLICISTS. MEMOIR GAY NAVAL OFFICER. MONGOLIA

HARPER'S JUN 1993: HOLLYWOOD PUBLICISTS. MEMOIR GAY NAVAL OFFICER. MONGOLIA

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Published
1993
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First
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This is the June 1993 issue of Harper's Magazine. See Table of Contents Scans Hollywood Publicists and Ad Execs Mongolian Journey in Search of the White-Naped Crane The Death and Life of a Gay Naval Officer Child Abuse, by Children 82 Pages The original mailing label is on the cover. The Double Acrostic was completed. The paper has yellowed. But this magazine was not read; all of… Read more
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cover of Combat Fleets of the World 1984/85

Combat Fleets of the World 1984/85

by Jean Labayle Couhat, A.D. Baker III

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Published
1984
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Edition
Fifth
ISBN
9780870211362
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This is Combat Fleets of the World, Their Their Ships, Aircraft, and Armament, published by the United States Naval Institute Press. It is current for 1984 and 1985. It is the naval inventory of every country in the world. It includes planes, missiles, and every type of combat ship, including fishing boats that serve as protection ships (Ireland), water lighters and… Read more
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cover of EPIC SEA BATTLES 1798-1944

EPIC SEA BATTLES 1798-1944

by WILLIAM KOENIG

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Published
1975
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First
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9780706404456
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This is a first edition (UK/original) of Epic Sea Battles, published in 1975. It was written by the British naval historian William J. Koenig and contains hundreds of photographs, drawings and maps. In discusses 12 battles, beginning with the Battle of the Nile in 1798 and finishing with the Battle of Leyte Gulf in 1944 (see… Read more
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cover of WOODEN SHIP: THE ART, HISTORY & REVIVAL OF WOODEN BOATBUILDING

WOODEN SHIP: THE ART, HISTORY & REVIVAL OF WOODEN BOATBUILDING

by Peter H. Spectre, David Larkin

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Published
1991
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First
ISBN
9780395566923
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This is an unread copy of Wooden Ship: The Art, History and Revival of Wooden Boatbuilding, written by the American maritime expert Peter Spectre and the designer/editor David Larkin. It covers simple craft to schooners to motor boats (see contents photo) and is packed with gorgeous photographs and illustrations. It is a big heavy book--9 1/2" x… Read more
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cover of THE OXFORD ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF BRITAIN

THE OXFORD ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF BRITAIN

by Kenneth O. Morgan

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Published
1984
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First
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9780198226840
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This is an unread first edition of The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, written by the Welsh historian Kenneth O Morgan, with contributions from 10 other historians. It begins with Roman Britain (55 BC) and goes up to 1983. It was published in 1984 and remains a best-seller. It is a big, heavy book. 7 3/4" x 10" x 1… Read more
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cover of WHO'S WHO IN MILITARY HISTORY: 1453-1975

WHO'S WHO IN MILITARY HISTORY: 1453-1975

by John Keegan, Andrew Wheatcroft

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Published
1975
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First
ISBN
9780688029562
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This is a first edition of Who's Who in Military History: 1453 to the Present Day, written by the military historians John Keegan and Andrew Wheatcroft and published in 1975. It is an alphabetical listing of hundreds of prominent military figures--the good, the bad, and the ugly. Everyone has a biography, some short, some quite long. Every… Read more
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cover of REGIMENTS OF THE SCOTTISH DIVISION: HISTORIES, TARTANS & MUSIC

REGIMENTS OF THE SCOTTISH DIVISION: HISTORIES, TARTANS & MUSIC

by Peter Simkins, W. A. Thorburn, Brian Keeling, John Maclellan, W. D. Arbuthnott

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Published
1973
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First
ISBN
9780333149478
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This is a first edition of Regiments of the Scottish Division: Histories, Tartans and Music. It was produced by the British Army as a pictorial history and published in 1973. It is a 34-page, softcover book, packed with photographs (most in color) and covers all of the regiments in the Scottish Division (contents is in photo #2). It's … Read more
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THE WAR FOR ALL THE OCEANS

by Roy Adkins, Lesley Adkins

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Published
2007
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First American
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9780670038640
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This is a stated First American edition of The War for All the Oceans, From Nelson at the Nile to Napoleon at Waterloo, written by the British historians and archaeologists Roy and Lesley Adkins and published in 2007. It is an account of the naval war that lasted from Napoleon's seizure of power in 1798 to the War of 1812 with… Read more
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