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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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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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Published
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 SHIPS OF THE WORLD: AN HISTORICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA

SHIPS OF THE WORLD: AN HISTORICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA

by Lincoln Paine

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Published
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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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 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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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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Published
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: THE CASE AGAINST HENRY KISSINGER, DEVALUING LAND, REPUBLICAN PARTY TRANSCENDENT

HARPER'S: THE CASE AGAINST HENRY KISSINGER, DEVALUING LAND, REPUBLICAN PARTY TRANSCENDENT

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2001
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First
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This is the February 2001 issue of Harper's Magazine. See Table of Contents Scans The Case Against Henry Kissinger The Republican Party Transcendent Devaluing Real Estate to Keep Land Priceless 92 Pages This magazine has not been read, or opened. The original subscription cards are still in it. Mint Condition.
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cover of HARPER'S:  DEATH OF THE AEROSPACE INDUSTRY, HOLOCAUST THEME PARK, EL SAVADOR

HARPER'S: DEATH OF THE AEROSPACE INDUSTRY, HOLOCAUST THEME PARK, EL SAVADOR

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1993
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This is the July 1993 issue of Harper's Magazine. See Table of Contents Scan The Aerospace Industry is Dying The Holocaust Museum El Salvador Truth Commission 90 Pages The original mailing label is on the cover. The Double Acrostic was completed. The paper has yellowed. There is a minor crease to one corner, from storage. But this magazine was not read; all of the… Read more
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HARPER'S: SEX ON CAMPUS, DID GEORGE BUSH STRAFE A LIFEBOAT?

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Published
1993
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This is the September 1993 issue of Harper's Magazine. See Table of Contents Scan New Rules About Sex on Campus The End of Jobs in the Global Economy Did George Bush Strafe a Lifeboat? 90 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 the subscription covers are still in… 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
ISBN
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 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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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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cover of MAN-OF-WAR

MAN-OF-WAR

by Donald MacIntyre, Basil W Bathe

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Published
1968
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First
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This is a first edition of Man-of-War, a History of the Combat Vessel, published in 1968. It is richly illustrated, and discusses how these ships made, and formed, history. It is the first to chronicle the epic of the fighting ship--"a thing of beauty and grace"--from ancient Egypt, when Rameses III was repulsing The Sea People, to the naval operations… Read more
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MARMION

by SIR WALTER SCOTT

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Published
1841
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Edition
First
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Beginning in 1835, the Fleet Street (London) publisher Tilt and Bogue (Charles Tilt) began publishing Tilt's Miniature Classic Library. Altogether, 50 titles were published, all classics of English Literature. All of the books are the same: 2 3/4" wide and 4 1/4" high. The covers are embossed with gold, the spines are embossed with gold,… Read more
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WARS & SHADOWS

by General Sir David Fraser

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Published
2002
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First
ISBN
9780713996272
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General Sir David Fraser had two careers: as a distinguished British soldier and as a leading military biographer. His childhood was passed in grand houses in London and Scotland, but he was the son of anything but conventional parents, who Fraser sketches out in this book in all their bizarre and entertaining individuality. He then… Read more
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WAR IN THE DESERT

by James Lucas

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Published
1983
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First US
ISBN
9780825301537
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This is a stated first American edition of War in the Desert: The Eighth Army at El Alamein. If you ever wanted to know what it was like to fight as a soldier in North Africa right before and during one of the biggest battles in World War II history, then this is your book. The author,… Read more
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