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               We are proud to present an excellent selection of military history books.
         Unless otherwise noted, nearly all are out of print. Many are first editions. Most show gentle to moderate use, and some have previous owner's name etc on inside cover or flyleaf, maybe a few smudges on pages, etc, but are good sound copies. Dustjackets, if present, may have some torn or repaired spots.


**NEW ADDITION** 21618 DESTROYER SKIPPER: A MEMOIR OF COMMAND AT SEA by Don Sheppard - 270 pp, 6” x 9” hardbound. Ex-library copy with dustjacket and plastic cover. Sheppard was a “mustang” rising from the enlisted ranks and as an officer commanded “Papst Blue Ribbon” riverine craft in Vietnam and his account of that service is most instructive for those who missed out on the “Southeast Asia War Games.” This is a post war account of his service as a Department Head and XO of Destroyers, and finally as CO of USS Carpenter (DD-825). Although obviously (and justifiably) quite proud of his own leadership skills and experience, there are a lot of good leadership lessons in this book. Some of the events may have been embellished somewhat, as with most good sea stories, but it is a good read and gives a real flavor of life in the tin can navy in the Vietnam era. Used about good. $4.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 17490 LOT OF TWO BOOKS ON ARMY LIFE DURING THE INDIAN WAR ERA - Boots & Saddles, or Life in the Dakotas with General Custer, by Libby Custer, 281pp hardback with good dustjacket. Life, and Manners in the Frontier Army by Oliver Knight, 280pp paperback. Both by University of Oklahoma Press. Classics and very readable accounts from Army officer’s wives. Higly Recommended. (A great addition would be Letters From an Army Officer’s Wife by Frances Roe- which I listened to on a free audio book from LIbravox.com, an exceptionally interesting and enlightening account of the harsh lives encountered then by the officers and their families, and obviously even harsher for the troops. ) Two books for only $15.00 (View Picture)

17183 THE PURSUIT OF PANCHO VILLA- - UNIFORMS & EQUIPMENT OF THE LAST CAMPAIGN 1916 by William Machado, 112 pages 8.5” x 11” soft cover, 1993. Largely forgotten, overshadowed by the War underway in Europe, the Mexican border campaign against Pancho Villa was a proving ground for the U.S. Army as we struggled to avoid entanglement in European squabbles. New weapons, equipment and tactics were tried, and many young Army and National Guard officers and NCOs got a taste of practical campaigning and combat leadership in the harsh border regions. It was a time of great transition, with mounted cavalry and mule trains being used alongside scouting aircraft and motorized vehicles, with early machine guns struggling to find a tactical role. In April, 1917, we entered WW1, and the experiences from the border undoubtedly saved many lives and made us better prepared for that war. Machado does a good job covering the uniforms and equipment (including weapons) although the photo quality tends to be marginal. The photos from the campaign are seldom seen, so those alone are worth getting. Out of print, priced at $75 and up on book seller sites, used VG. $40.00 (View Picture)

23135 Archaeological Perspectives on the Battle of the Little Big Horn - 309 pages hardbound, University of Oklahoma Press, 1989. By Douglas Scott and Richard A. Fox, Melissa A. Connor, Dick. An attempt to answer what happened to the troopers, civilians, scouts, and journalist who were with Custer, based on archeological evidence rather than rumors and legends. Out of print. $29.00 (View Picture)

18054 ARMING AND EQUIPPING THE U.S. CAVALRY 1865-1902 - Dusan Farrington, 598 pages 8.5” x 12” hardbound. Near new condition. A really superbly researched book covering the topic thoroughly, both from a historical view and a collector’s viewpoint. Many indications of when and where certain types of arms and equipment were used, 775 well done illustrations of guns, gear, people, places, but not a “coffee table book” but rather a serious study that adds immensely to our understanding of this subject. Highly recommended. List new is $69, but this gently used copy is only $55.00 (View Picture)

22999 ARMY AIR FORCE GEODESY IN WORLD WAR II - Ed. By Henry S. Biebiecki, published in 1996. This 344 page 8.5” x 11” soft cover book is a compilation of mostly stories written by unit members of their experiences along with a few newspaper or military publication articles on the subject. These were a small unit of highly trained individuals who literally roamed the remote regions of the world to take celestial navigation readings for key geographic points at about 50 mile intervals. These were essential for map making which was done using aerial photographs to pick out all the terrain and man made features, but without a known geographic “control point” every so often, data from aerial photos became wildly inaccurate and nearly useless. (Like a mountain range ending up 20 miles from its real location- making life dangerous for pilots.) These men, usually in 2 or 3 man teams would travel to the most remote areas (usually with few or no maps, just a bit of aerial scouting to pick easily identified spots) and be dropped off there for as long as it took to get a position fix. They did this with very precise celestial navigation instruments to take star fixes from several stars, using time signals from radios. In good weather this could be done in one night. If stars were not visible, they waited as long as it took. Then they had to do all the math to calculate the exact position from the star fixes. Different teams worked all over the world throughout most of the war. Areas included remote parts of Alaska; much of the middle east including Iraq, Iran and Saudi Arabia; the entire CBI theater of China, Burma and India; most of South America from Brazil northward and much of northern Africa. Most of these were areas where maps were needed to assist in flying planes and supplies to various theaters of war, and long term the maps became the basis for further military options. These teams traveled by military transport or bomber aircraft, locally hired “bush planes” where available; jeeps, canoes, rafts, ox carts, camels, train, or whatever mode would get them and several hundred pounds of navigational gear to the necessary locations. They would camp, or hole up with friendly locals, with missionaries being favorite hosts, but some stayed in Muslim Sheik’s palaces, and others in abandoned trapper huts in the Arctic tundra, or made their own hut in rain forests of Africa or the Amazon. All in all, it is an amazing story which is almost totally unknown outside of the small number of men who were actually involved. Many of them never met each other during the war, being assigned to different continents, and not until they began having reunions were there enough stories being written down that this book was finally printed. An important historical document which was privately published with only a small number printed, primarily for unit members and their families who might be interested in what they did during WW2. $35.00 (View Picture)

14226 Military Uniforms in America: Long Endure: The Civil War Period 1852-1867, by The Company of Military Historians - Ed. by John R. Elting and Michael J. McAfee, 147 pages hardcover with 64 color plates. The are done with the exactitude, fine definition, and true color reproduction characteristic of the Company of Military Historians based on meticulous research. These represent the fighting men of the time—Zouaves (Indiana, New York, Pennsylvania), the New Jersey Hussars, Berdan's Sharpshooters, the Bucktails, Wheat's Tigers, Terry's Texas Rangers, the Chasseurs d'Afrique, and the Foreign Legion—to mention only a few. More than a collection of pictures, this book contains unique and concentrated information on military organization, uniforms, weapons, equipage, logistics, and campaigns that no other known history of the period can equal. The plates and texts as produced by the Company of Military Historians have been revised from their previous publication in the CMH Journal with information uncovered since their original publication. Used excellent. $25.00 (View Picture)

17764 Complete Illustrated History of WW1 by Ian Westwell - 256 pages about 8.5” x 11” hardbound with dust jacket. This is a serious historical work with about 500 photos and presented in both topical and chronological style. Many of the excellent photos are ones I had not seen before. Unlike many WW1 books which tell the story only from the view of one nation, this seems to be a well balanced approach. A good book, and with the centennial of WW1 beginning in 2014, an excellent primer to get one started in collecting in that field if you think it might be interesting. Used fine to excellent. $18.00 (View Picture)

23345 WEST POINT HISTORY TEXT- “CIVIL WAR ATLAS TO ACCOMPANY STEELE’S AMERICAN CAMPAIGNS” - This is a color set of map plates approximately 10.5” x 13.5” showing the positions and movements of the major battles. This is the material later revised and republished as “The West Point Atlas of the Civil War” used by cadets and military students. Published in 1950 with a total of 136 plates in hardback as shown in the photos. (View Picture)

23344 WEST POINT HISTORY TEXT- “ATLAS TO ACCOMPANY NAPOLEON AS A GENERAL BY COUNT YORCK VON WARTENBURG” - This is a color set of map plates approximately 10.5” x 13.5” showing the positions and movements of the major battles. This is the material later revised and republished as “The West Point Atlas of the Napoleonic Wars” used by cadets and military students. Published in 1950 with a total of 124 plates in hardback as shown in the photos. (View Picture)

22550 LEE'S LIEUTENANTS- BOXED 3 VOLUME HARDBOUND SET - Douglas Southall Freeman's superbly researched and even more superbly written account of Confederate General Robert E. Lee's dealings with his subordinates. This set offers keen insights into the personalities involved, their widely differing virtues and flaws, and how they functioned as part of a military command effort under difficult circumstances. First appearing in 1942-44, this set has remained in print nearly continuously for over 50 years, testimony to its merits. Many in the arms collecting and military history field get trapped in the minutiae of weapons details, or of squad, company, or regimental tactics. This study carefully integrates details from all levels with the people involved in making the strategic and tactical decisions. It is especially valuable for the detailed footnotes (conveniently found on each page instead of dumped in the back somewhere) so the reader can evaluate the source of the information for himself. Freeman's career was with a Richmond newspaper, and his four volume biography of Lee won the Pulitzer Prize, so he is intimately familiar with the culture of the people and the life of the Army's leader, and has the ability to write exceedingly well. A truly wonderful study that I would love to read again. Three volumes, each 750+ pages, hardbound. These are in the original box for the set. Book contents fine to excellent, but the outside of the box and spines of the books got damp at some point leaving some staining and the dustjackets are stuck to the boards in places near the bottom. Probably come off with a little moisture or steam if that bugs you, otherwise count it as a positive to keep the dustjacket from sliding off while you ar reading! Not a big deal, a great reading set, but fanatical book collectors may not like these small flaws. The boxed set of 3 volumes for only $75.00 (View Picture)

22373 Civil War Firearms: Their Historical Background And Tactical Use and Modern Collecting and Shooting by Joe Bilby - Paperback, 252 pages 7” x 10”. The book covers the history of and tactics used for several Civil War firearms. These guns include smoothbores, sharpshooters, repeaters, and several others. Joseph Bilby's research into the historical aspect of each weapon is excellent and worthy of praise. He is a “skirmish” shooter and takes that perspective which is more user oriented than a pure gun collector who may be more focused on minor variations in construction or markings. A good introduction to Civil War arms for a general collector or especially historians or reenactors. Previously owned, but about new condition. $10.00 (View Picture)

20357 THE U.S. ARMY IN WORLD WAR II- TECHNICAL SERVICES - The Ordnance Department: Planning Munitions For War. By Constance McLaughlin Green, Harry Thomson and Peter Roots. 542pp hardbound. This is essential background for any collector of U.S. military arms of WW2 for an understanding of how, when and why certain arms were made and others rejected, and the incredible dedication, ingenuity and ability of those responsible for arming not only the U.S. forces, but indeed many of our allies as well. This includes a history of the ordnance department from the end of WW1 to the end of WW2, military and civilian manpower issues, funding, technical issues, politics, tactical evolution and of course some good info on the weapons themselves. Many illustrations, but this is not a picture book, but god, solid, documented historical research which will be a primary reference for decades to come. Used, ex-library copy in fine to excellent condition. $20.00 (View Picture)

20082 THE U.S. ARMY IN WORLD WAR II- TECHNICAL SERVICES- QUARTERMASTER CORPS- LOT OF 2 VOLUMES - (1) The Technical Services-The Quartermaster Corps- Operations against Germany- 808 pages, hardbound. The principal Quartermaster function in World War II was to supply items needed by all Army troops, most notably, food and clothing. But the Quartermaster Corps was more than a supply force; it provided many services, such as bath and laundry facilities, necessary to the health and comfort of the troops. The prompt collection and careful identification and burial of the dead and the respectful and suitable disposition of their possessions were essential services that contributed much to the morale of the front-line soldier. While established to serve the Army itself, before the war was over in Europe the Quartermaster organization found it had also to provide minimum support for millions of war prisoners and destitute civilians. (3) The Technical Services-The Quartermaster Corps- Operations against Japan- 377 pages hardbound. This volume tells the story of Quartermaster supply and service in the war against Japan in the Pacific. The principal Quartermaster function during World War II was to supply items commonly required by all Army troops-food, clothing, petroleum products, and other supplies of a general character-regardless of their duties. In the Pacific, as elsewhere, Quartermaster supply responsibilities included the determination of requirements, the procurement of the items needed both from the United States and from local producers, and the storage and distribution of items after they had been received. Quartermaster troops also furnished numerous services, including the collection and repair of worn-out and discarded articles, the provision of bath and laundry facilities, and the identification and burial of the dead. Lot of two volumes for only $30.00 (View Picture)

20079 UNION 1812: THE AMERICANS WHO FOUGHT THE SECOND WAR OF INDEPENDENCE - Lots of biographies of the key players on the American side during our "second war for independence" 200 years ago. Soft cover, used VG- cheap history so you will not be doomed to repeat... $5.00 (View Picture)

20078 THE VICTORS: EISENHOWER AND HIS BOYS: THE MEN OF WW2- STEPHEN E. AMBROSE - Ambrose is a great author and researcher, and highly recommended, especially his WW@ topics. Excellent to like new condition hardbound. $8.00 (View Picture)

19082 EQUIPPING THE [MARINE] CORPS BY ALEC TULKOFF - You may be familiar with Tulkoff’s excellent “Grunt Gear book covering USMC weapons, webgear and headgear of WW2. This brand new volume covers the period 1892 to 1941 and is just superb in the amount of information contained, and the thoroughness of the research. 382 pages 8.5” x 11” hardbound. Profusely illustrated, mostly in color (except period photos which were in black and white), with the excellent photos large enough to see the details of the equipment. Of special interest is the large amount of serial number data listing USMC used rifles, pistols, shotguns and automatic weapons during this period, including Krags, M1903s, etc. While much of it is from the well known (but hard to access) Springfield Research Service database, major additions have been made from other documented sources. This book is a “must have” for anyone interested in USMC weapons and equipment. Brand new copy, list $79.95 but our price including FREE SHIPPING in the US is only $79.95 (View Picture)

19068 THE U.S. ARMY IN WORLD WAR II- MEDITERANNEAN THEATER OF OPERATIONS: CASSINO TO THE ALPS - by Ernest Fisher, 584 pages, hardbound (part of the “Green book” series on WW2). The Italian campaign continued even after the Normandy invasion, with fierce fighting in the mountainous northern Italian terrain, as the Germans continued to resist right up until the May 1945 surrender. Much of this fighting involved the 10th MountainDivision, and was brutal, hard work—and that was before engaging in an combat! Many maps in the back. Used ex-library copy with call numbers on the spine, other usual markings inside, but otherwise VG-fine copy with some scuffing and shelf wear. $10.00 (View Picture)

19066 THE U.S. ARMY IN WORLD WAR II- EUROPEAN THEATER- THE LORRAINE CAMPAIGN - by Hugh Cole, 657 page, hardbound (part of the “Green book” series on WW2). This volume covers the long string of battles working across France towards German, basically the period July through December 1944. Many maps in the back. Used near excellent copy, except for scuffing on the cover and minor shelf wear, and last page of the index is crumpled and partially ripped. $12.00 (View Picture)

18984 THE U.S. ARMY IN WORLD WAR II- MEDITERANNEAN THEATER OF OPERATIONS: CASSINO TO THE ALPS - by Ernest Fisher, 584 pages, hardbound (part of the “Green book” series on WW2).
The Italian campaign continued even after the Normandy invasion, with fierce fighting in the mountainous northern Italian terrain, as the Germans continued to resist right up until the May 1945 surrender. Much of this fighting involved the 10th MountainDivision, and was brutal, hard work—and that was before engaging in an combat! Many maps in the back. Used copy that would almost pass for new. $14.00 (View Picture)

18032 U.S. ARMY COMBAT FORCES JOURNAL BOUND VOLUME 2 (AUGUST 1950-JULY 1951) - Until 1950 there had been separate publications “The Infantry Journal” and “The Field Artillery Journal.” These merged in 1950 to form the “Combat Forces Journal,” published by the Association of the U.S. Army. These are monthly periodicals, about 48 pages per issue. They a re unofficial, but professional, publications focused on career soldier audience, especially officers. They are heavily illustrated, and filled with advertising for military related products for the individual and from major defense contractors. Emphasis is on tactics, training, lessons learned, professional development, new technology, reviews of historical weapon types, articles by S.L.A. Marshall, accounts of bravery, military history book reviews, etc. These include all branches and combat arms, but very little about headquarters paper pushers. Page size is about 8” x 11” and each year is professionally bound complete with index (author, unit, and subject/title) for that volume. Interesting reading, and first hand history accounts. Overall VG-fine, although paper is yellowing a bit, and has a musty smell. Covers are discolored on the spine, probably from exposure to smokers back in the day, and may have other staining on the outer covers. $29.00 (View Picture)

18031 U.S. ARMY COMBAT FORCES JOURNAL BOUND VOLUME 2 (AUGUST 1951-JULY 1952) - Until 1950 there had been separate publications “The Infantry Journal” and “The Field Artillery Journal.” These merged in 1950 to form the “Combat Forces Journal,” published by the Association of the U.S. Army. These are monthly periodicals, about 48 pages per issue. They a re unofficial, but professional, publications focused on career soldier audience, especially officers. They are heavily illustrated, and filled with advertising for military related products for the individual and from major defense contractors. Emphasis is on tactics, training, lessons learned, professional development, new technology, reviews of historical weapon types, articles by S.L.A. Marshall, accounts of bravery, military history book reviews, etc. These include all branches and combat arms, but very little about headquarters paper pushers. Page size is about 8” x 11” and each year is professionally bound complete with index (author, unit, and subject/title) for that volume. Interesting reading, and first hand history accounts. Overall VG-fine, although paper is yellowing a bit, and has a musty smell. Covers are discolored on the spine, probably from exposure to smokers back in the day, and may have other staining on the outer covers. $29.00 (View Picture)

18030 U.S. ARMY COMBAT FORCES JOURNAL BOUND VOLUME 3 (AUGUST 1952-JULY 1953) - Until 1950 there had been separate publications “The Infantry Journal” and “The Field Artillery Journal.” These merged in 1950 to form the “Combat Forces Journal,” published by the Association of the U.S. Army. These are monthly periodicals, about 48 pages per issue. They a re unofficial, but professional, publications focused on career soldier audience, especially officers. They are heavily illustrated, and filled with advertising for military related products for the individual and from major defense contractors. Emphasis is on tactics, training, lessons learned, professional development, new technology, reviews of historical weapon types, articles by S.L.A. Marshall, accounts of bravery, military history book reviews, etc. These include all branches and combat arms, but very little about headquarters paper pushers. Page size is about 8” x 11” and each year is professionally bound complete with index (author, unit, and subject/title) for that volume. Interesting reading, and first hand history accounts. Overall VG-fine, although paper is yellowing a bit, and has a musty smell. Covers are discolored on the spine, probably from exposure to smokers back in the day, and may have other staining on the outer covers. $29.00 (View Picture)

18029 U.S. ARMY COMBAT FORCES JOURNAL BOUND VOLUME 1 (AUGUST 1950-JULY 1951) - Until 1950 there had been separate publications “The Infantry Journal” and “The Field Artillery Journal.” These merged in 1950 to form the “Combat Forces Journal,” published by the Association of the U.S. Army. These are monthly periodicals, about 48 pages per issue. They a re unofficial, but professional, publications focused on career soldier audience, especially officers. They are heavily illustrated, and filled with advertising for military related products for the individual and from major defense contractors. Emphasis is on tactics, training, lessons learned, professional development, new technology, reviews of historical weapon types, articles by S.L.A. Marshall, accounts of bravery, military history book reviews, etc. These include all branches and combat arms, but very little about headquarters paper pushers. Page size is about 8” x 11” and each year is professionally bound complete with index (author, unit, and subject/title) for that volume. Interesting reading, and first hand history accounts. Overall fine to excellent on this volume, although paper is yellowing a bit. $35.00 (View Picture)

17938 THE LITTLE WAR OF PRIVATE POST (SPANISH AMERICAN WAR) - One of my all time favorite private soldier accounts- well written, truthful, and providing that sort of detail and background that are so often missing from the polished historical works or official accounts, or even accounts written by officers sometimes more interested in promoting themselves than merely telling the unvarnished truth. Post was also a trained artist, and took his sketchbooks with him and captured a remarkable array of scenes such as camp life, the embarkation at Tampa, combat, life in the trenches, other units, including Parker’s Gatling guns, the discharge camp at Montauk Point, etc. These are a wonderful supplement to the abundant black and white photos of the war, bringing them to life in a whole new light as your mind fills in some of the colors. Some of Post’s watercolors were reproduced in American Heritage magazine in the early 1960s, and a few more have appeared from various sources over the years, but this book is the best selection of those known, although the U.S. Army has a few on their website as well. The first edition of this book was published circa 1960, and it has (thankfully!) been republished a few more times since then. This 1999 edition has a superb introduction by one of the top historians of the Span-Am era, Graham Cosmas which adds valuable perspective to Pvt. Post’s view from the ranks. This book is 340 pages about 6” x 9” paperback with 20 of his painting included (alas, in black and white). Post was a Private in Company F of the 71st New York Volunteer Infantry, and his unit went to Cuba on the same ship as the Rough Riders, and were engaged at the Battle of San Juan Hill. However, their being armed with the smoke billowing Model 1888 Rod Bayonet Trapdoors Springfields made them unwelcome neighbors, except for one time when the smoke was used to mask a troop movement. Sometimes the 71st is criticized for a lack of aggressiveness (or worse) and for moving too far down the left flank, although the latter was done on foolish order from above. This is a book we most highly recommend, and the other private soldier accounts we especially like include Martin Russ’ “The Last Parallel” (Korean War Marine); Joseph Plumb Martin’s “Private Yankee Doodle” from the American Revolution. An anthology of interviews with USMC vets of WW2 by Henry Berry “Semper Fi, Mac: Living Memories of the U.S. Marines in World War II” is superb for that era. This copy is in new condition. ready for your enjoyment and enlightenment. $13.00 (View Picture)

16389 HISTORY OF U.S. NAVAL OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II - VOLUME IX SICILY-SALERNO-ANZIO - Samuel Eliot Morison was a History Professor at Harvard and shortly after Pearl Harbor he approached [former Secretary of the Navy] President Franklin Roosevelt with the concern that history was too often written long after the fact, and from too great a distance. Roosevelt commissioned him as a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy and Morison remained in the Navy throughout the war, spending about half his time at sea on eleven different ships ranging from North Atlantic convoys to major operations in the Pacific. Eventually promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral, Morison has earned the reputation as a consummate scholar of naval history, as well as a skilled writer who is easy to read and enjoy while he presents the facts and narrative. Volume 9 covers the landings at Sicily, Salerno and Anzio- January 1943-June 1944 and the operations in the Mediterranean from the Axis surrender of Tunisia to the Allied capture of Rome. About 400 pages. Ex-library copy with usual call numbers etc and discard markings on spine and title page, but overall excellent condition with dustjacket. $10.00 (View Picture)

1915 R.E. Lee, D.S. Freeman - Volume 1 only of the four volume set. Definitive biography by a careful researcher and superb author. Excellent with good dustjacket. $20.00

17201 SNIPER: A HISTORY OF THE U.S. MARKSMANSHIP- BY MARTIN PEGLER - 280 pages hardbound about 6.5” x 9.5”. Used but would appear as new. Foreword by Chuck Mahwinney, noted USMC Vietnam sniper. Many people think very highly of this book, and he has extensively sourced it with citations noted. However, I found it to be somewhat dramatized and just really did not think it all that wonderful. I guess the problem is that it is hard to appreciate this coverage of “sniping” as a broad historical overview after being exposed to first hand accounts by Hathcock, McBride, Shore, Pritchard, George, etc, and multi volume sets like Norm Chandler’s Death From Afar series, as well as collecting the hardware and manuals for many years. To someone first approaching this subject, this may be an excellent introduction that is exactly what they need. Your opinion may vary, after you have read it. $20.00 (View Picture)

17192 U.S. GRANT MILITARY BIOGRAPHY BY BRUCE CATTON (3 VOLUMES) - This is a three volume set, the first being Lloyd Lewis’ “Captain Sam Grant” which covers Grant’s life through the early days of the Civil War. After Lewis died, Bruce Catton was approached to complete the study. He used the material already assembled by Lewis and added his own research and produced “Grant Takes Command” which carries the story through the Vicksburg campaign. The final volume “Grant Moves South” continues through Appomattox. These three volumes are solid history. Captain Sam Grant is the 1950 edition, 512 pages 6” x 9” hardbound in used good condition with the spine sun faded. Grant Takes Command is used vg-fine with good dust jacket, 544 pages. Grant Moves South is used about good, 564 pages. Slightly different sizes so they don’t match on the bookshelf. All three volumes for only $15.00 (View Picture)

16388 HISTORY OF U.S. NAVAL OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II (LOT OF SEVEN VOLUMES) - Samuel Eliot Morison was a History Professor at Harvard and shortly after Pearl Harbor he approached [former Secretary of the Navy] President Franklin Roosevelt with the concern that history was too often written long after the fact, and from too great a distance. Roosevelt commissioned him as a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy and Morison remained in the Navy throughout the war, spending about half his time at sea on eleven different ships ranging from North Atlantic convoys to major operations in the Pacific. Eventually promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral, Morison has earned the reputation as a consummate scholar of naval history, as well as a skilled writer who is easy to read and enjoy while he presents the facts and narrative. This is a set of seven of the fifteen volumes that make up the entire series History of U.S. Naval Operations in Word War II." Included are Volumes: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 9 and 10, each about 400 pages. Ex-library copies with usual call numbers etc and discard markings on spine and title page, but overall excellent condition. 1- Battle of the Atlantic September 1939-May 1943 defending our shores, convoy ops, fighting U-boats. 2- Operations in North African Waters October 1942-June 1943- the naval aspects of Operation Torch. 3- The Rising Sun in the Pacific 1931- April 1942 up through Pearl Harbor and the aftermath. 5- Struggle for Guadalcanal August 1942- February 1943 where the navy saw more fighting than in any three previous wars. 6- Breaking the Bismarck's Barrier July 1942-May 1944- the drive up the Solomons Islands in the Pacific. 9- Sicily-Salerno-Anzio- January 1943-June 1944 operations in the Mediterranean from the Axis surrender of Tunisia to the Allied capture of Rome. 10- The Atlantic Battle Won May 1943-May 1945 the great offensive which defeated the U-boats. $65.00 (View Picture)

THE U.S. ARMY IN WORLD WAR II Series
The U.S. Army Chief of Military History's "Green Book series" which are thoroughly researched and well written studies of the Army in all its many aspects during WW2. Unlike the exciting and glamorous battles and famous generals which have been covered by historians writing for fame and profit, this series digs deeply to enrue the full story is told. Accounts of the D-Day landings cover the tactics and individual heroics, but leave out the massive effort to design and provide the logistical support for fuel, weapons, ammunition vehicles and food needed, the shipping and escorts to deliver it, the communications to coordinate it, the complexities of drafting and training the Army, coordination with our Allies, and the planning for contingencies. It has been said the "Amateurs talk tactics, but professionals talk logistics." This series covers those but also elevates the study of warfare to even higher levels. While extremely valuable to historians, this series also has great value to military officers planning for warfare today, even under vastly different conditions. Many lessons are learned at great expense in lives and treasure, and these historical series provide the information so that they need not be re-learned. Below are a number of single volumes and mini-sets of related volumes. All are used, varying from near new to well used, figure fine to excellent unless noted otherwise.

16411 THE U.S. ARMY IN WORLD WAR II- WAR DEPARTMENT- STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR COALITION WARFARE 1941-1942 - by Matloff & Snell, 454 pages. This study covers the complex ground of preparing plans that involved joint (Army, Navy , Air Force) and combined (with allied nations) strategic issues as the U.S. entered WW2. Used, excellent, just minor soiling and scuffing. $12.00 (View Picture)

16408 THE U.S. ARMY IN WORLD WAR II- THE WAR DEPARTMENT- THE ARMY AND ECONOMIC MOBILIZATION - by R. Elberton Smith, 749 pages. Covers the planning and execution to meet needs for items procured from civilian sources- which provided nearly all the millions of small arms, vehicles and billions of rounds of ammunition, and all sorts of other types of military gear needed. [.30 caliber ammunition needs were based on assumed use of 5 rounds per day, per rifle, x 365 days....] Then it gets into contracting and contract termination, and all sorts of other issues. Used, near excellent condition except for some scuffs and soiling. $12.00 (View Picture)

16406 THE U.S. ARMY IN WORLD WAR II- THE WAR DEPARTMENT- GLOBAL LOGISTICS & STRATEGY 1943-1945 - by Robert Coakley and Richard Leighton, 889 pages. Covers how, and how well, the Army coped with global logistics issues during the war. Transport and shipping were the key problems to overcome, and compounded by the need to supplies Allies (such as Russia) as well as our own forces. Used, near excellent condition except for some scuffs and soiling on the covers. $12.00 (View Picture)

16404 THE U.S. ARMY IN WORLD WAR II- THE WAR DEPARTMENT- WASHINGTON COMMAND POST: THE OPERATIONS DIVISION - by Ray S. Cline, 413 pages. The author is a former OSS officer, and was tasked with preparing this study to assist top level decision makers in the future. It has some on the pre-WW2 evolution of the general staff and then goes into detail on the issues and decisions made during the war. Used, near excellent condition. $12.00 (View Picture)

16403 THE U.S. ARMY IN WORLD WAR II- THE TECHNICAL SERVICES- MEDICAL DEPARTMENT HOSPITALIZATION - and Evacuation Zone of Interior by Clarence McK. Smith, 503 pages. The first of the series on medical care during WW2, this provides the broad outline of the pre-war preparations, the organization, the added hospitals and policies and procedures needed. It follows through with the story of construction of facilities, staffing, and eventual closure at the end of the war. It also covers the various types of ambulances, and evacuation and treatment aboard aircraft, trains and hospital ships. Nice bright clean copy in excellent condition except for some scuffing on the covers and a couple of bumped corners. $12.00 (View Picture)

16396 -THE U.S. ARMY IN WORLD WAR II- ARMY SERVICE FORCES: ORGANIZATION & ROLE OF THE ARMY SERVICE FORCES - by John D. Millett, 494 pages. The Army Service Forces (ASF) was one of the three major components of the Army during WW2, the others being Army Ground Forces and Army Air Forces. You can figure out what the others did, but the ASF did basically "everything else" overseeing procurement, construction of bases, induction and training of personnel, supply and lots of paperwork as might be expected when herding cats on the grand scale. Millet was on General Somervell's staff during the war and has written this volume concentrating on the actions of General Somervell, who was commander of ASF. Thus it is a "view from the top" but told with great detail and full access to relevant data and facts. VG condition except for some dirt on the back cover and a couple of corners bumped. $10.00 (View Picture)

16394 THE U.S. ARMY IN WORLD WAR II- THE WAR IN THE PACIFIC- (SET OF 6 OF 11(?) VOLUMES) - I believe that a total of 11 volumes comprise the complete set, but perhaps a few more were added later. All are in used fine to near new condition. The ones available include: 1- Guadalcanal: The First Offensive- by John Miller, Jr., 412 pages. Unlike most of the works in the series which had historians embedded with combat troops and interviews conducted during (or shortly after) combat, this volume depended mostly on later interviews and sketchy records available from this very early campaign. Also, it in closely intertwined with the story of USMC operations, which are much better publicized, almost to the exclusion of knowledge that the Army was even at Guadalcancal. 2- Victory in Papua by Samuel Milner, 409 pages. (This volume has some crushing of the back cover and binding and dampness wrinkling, but is good using copy and still looks okay on a shelf.) In parallel with the Guadalcanal campaign, the fighting on New Guinea was essential to halt the southward expansion of Japanese control towards Australia. 3- Seizure of the Gilberts & Marshalls by Philip Crowl and Edmund Love, 414 pages. Operations driving across the central Pacific towards Japan, Makin, Tarawa, Eniwetok, etc. 4- Leyte: The Return to the Philippines by M. Hamlin Cannonm 419 pages. This volume is more focused at the combat level, during a period late in the war when American forces were overwhelming enemy opposition. 5- Okinawa: The Last Battle by Appleman, Burns, Gugler and Stevens, 529 pages. Covers the epic assault and battle which involved joint operations by the Army, Navy and Marine Corps, and is a well blended history, not just Army parts. 6- Strategy and Command: The First Two Years- by Louis Morton, 761 pages. Unlike the war in Europe, the War in the Pacific was mainly an American operation, covering one-third of the globe and requiring massive sea, air and ground forces. This is the capstone or summary of the eleven volumes covering the U.S. Army in the Pacific, albeit for only the initial period. Rather than tactics or even logistics and operational decisions, this volume is more about the "statecraft" and planning and decisions at the very highest levels that enabled the operations to take place and fit into the grant strategy on the global chessboard. This is the stuff that generals and Chiefs of Staff and cabinet officers and Presidents should know about, not the rifleman in the trenches of skippers of ships. The lot of six volumes on the War in the Pacific for $60.00 (View Picture)

16391 THE U.S. ARMY IN WORLD WAR II- THE CHINA-BURMA-INDIA THEATER: COMPLETE SET OF THE THREE VOLUMES - This is the full set of three volumes covering the CBI theater. Used excellent to near new condition. 1- The China-Burma-India Theater: Stilwell's Mission to China by Charles Romanus and Riley Sunderland. 441 pages. This is the first of three volumes on the CBI theater. This one has a lot on the complexities of operating in distant lands dependent on the cooperation of Allies (the British and Chinese, primarily) while fighting in vast areas under difficult terrain with limited logistics, mainly of helping the Chinese in their fight against the Japanese. 2- The China-Burma-India Theater: Stilwell's Command Problems by Charles Romanus and Riley Sunderland. 518 pages. "There is only one thing more difficult thatn fighting with Allies, and that is to fight without them" summarizes the dilemmas making up the focus of this volume. 3- The China-Burma-India Theater: Time Runs Out in CBI by Charles Romanus and Riley Sunderland. 428 pages. Covers the period following Stilwell's departure in October 1944 and problems from platoon to theater level, and ranging from tactics to diplomacy, and Gen. Wedemeyer's building up the forces of Nationalist Chinese General/strongman Chiang Kai-shek. The complete set of 3 volumes on the CBI theater. $30.00 (View Picture)

16390 THE U.S. ARMY IN WORLD WAR II- THE CHINA-BURMA-INDIA THEATER: STILWELL'S MISSION TO CHINA - by Charles Romanus and Riley Sunderland. 441 pages. This is the first of three volumes on the CBI theater. This one has a lot on the complexities of operating in distant lands dependent on the cooperation of Allies (the British and Chinese, primarily) while fighting in vast areas under difficult terrain with limited logistics. This copy has some minor wrinlking of pages from dampness and the cover is a bit dirty/scuffed. Good using copy and will look good on the shelf. The U.S. Army Chief of Military History's "Green Book series" which are thoroughly researched and well written studies of the Army in all its many aspects during WW2. Unlike the exciting and glamorous battles and famous generals which have been covered by historians writing for fame and profit, this series digs deeply to enrue the full story is told. Accounts of the D-Day landings cover the tactics and individual heroics, but leave out the massive effort to design and provide the logistical support for fuel, weapons, ammunition vehicles and food needed, the shipping and escorts to deliver it, the communications to coordinate it, the complexities of drafting and training the Army, coordination with our Allies, and the planning for contingencies. It has been said the "Amateurs talk tactics, but professionals talk logistics." This series covers those but also elevates the study of warfare to even higher levels. While extremely valuable to historians, this series also has great value to military officers planning for warfare today, even under vastly different conditions. Many lessons are learned at great expense in lives and treasure, and these historical series provide the information so that they need not be re-learned. $12.00 (View Picture)

15634 Official Brief History of the 89th Division, U.S.A. 1917-1918-1919 - Unit published circa 1919 in Kansas City. 48 pages, soft covers, folding maps. Overall VG-fine condition. $5.00 (View Picture)

15633 Breyer's Guide to the Soviet navy - 350 pages, 1970. U.S. Naval Institute’s quasi-official guide to the warships of the “Evil Empire” which was handy reference for navy watchstanders without the need to keep it locked up like all the secret intelligence publications that had little more than what was in this unclassified book. Used VG with scuffed and worn dustjacket. $5.00 (View Picture)

9189 LEE TAKES COMMAND: SEVEN DAYS TO 2ND BULL RUN - (Time-Life Civil War Series) 175 pages, very nicely done with excellent period photos, maps, artifacts, etc. Used, fine $10.00 (View Picture)

15919 YANK- THE ARMY WEEKLY- JULY 15, 1945 - Sort of a military counterpart of LIFE Magazine, with lots of photos, stories, cartoons, maybe a bit of cheesecake babes, and some advertising by big name brands. Printed in theater by the Army, “by the men, for the men in the service” on the cheap high acid wartime paper that has become very brittle and is easily broken or torn, so these must be handled with care. Usually 20 or 24 page about 10.5” x 13.5”. Very interesting reading to give a feel for what the GI was hearing about the war at the time. Remember, they did not have live TV cameras embedded with units, or much more than a few short wave radio stations that reached major areas. Sometimes people would get a newspaper or magazine form home via mail, several weeks after it was sent. Even though delayed at least the news reaching the troops them was generally positive and fairly reported and their efforts were encouraged and facilitated in every way possible. (Unlike today, when many treasonous SOBs in the media are working hard to achieve an enemy victory.) Exact contents of this issue of Yank have not been reviewed, but most are generally similar to what is described above. Wonderful items to display with a collection of military arms or WW2 militaria. Would be nice to do a comparative display with German militaria and copies of their counterpart, the “Signaal” magazine. $8.00 (View Picture)

15916 YANK- THE ARMY WEEKLY- JANUARY 19, 1945 - $8.00 (View Picture)

15915 YANK- THE ARMY WEEKLY- OCTOBER 26, 1945- WESTERN PACIFIC EDITION PUBLISHED AT SAIPAN - . $8.00 (View Picture)

15914 YANK- THE ARMY WEEKLY- NOVEMBER 9, 1945 - $8.00 (View Picture)

15912 YANK- THE ARMY WEEKLY- FEBRUARY 23, 1945 - This one is badly bent from poor storage but could be gently steamed and then flattened- or may fall apart if you try that. Cool cover with a sourvenir hungint GI writing a letter home with captured P38 and holster on his belt. $5.00 (View Picture)

15911 YANK- THE ARMY WEEKLY- MARCH 9, 1945 - $8.00 (View Picture)

15910 YANK- THE ARMY WEEKLY- FEBRUARY 2, 1945 - . $8.00 (View Picture)

15909 YANK- THE ARMY WEEKLY- FEBRUARY 9, 1945 - . $8.00 (View Picture)

15908 YANK- THE ARMY WEEKLY- FEBRUARY 16, 1945 - $8.00 (View Picture)

15907 YANK- THE ARMY WEEKLY- DECEMBER 28, 1945 WESTERN PACIFIC EDITION PUBLISHED ON SAIPAN - I think this may be the final issue, at least for the Western Pacific edition published on Saipan, as it has a "discharge" certificat and message: (View Picture)

15905 YANK- THE ARMY WEEKLY- JUNE 15 1945 - $8.00 (View Picture)

15904 YANK- THE ARMY WEEKLY- MARCH 16, 1945 - . $8.00 (View Picture)

15295 Utah Historical Quarterly- Lot of 21 issues 1972-2000 - The official publication of the Utah State Historical Society, each issue running about 100 pages or so. Scholarly articles on a wide variety of subjects, all related to Utah of course. Most with several good archival photos not usually seen elsewhere. The lot includes Vol 40 number 3; vol 41 no. 2; vol 43 no 2,3,4; vol 44 no 2,3,4; vol 45 no 1,2,3,4; vol 47 no 1,2,3; vol 60 no 2; vol 63 no 1,3,4; vol 67 no 4 and vol 69 no 3. $21.00 (View Picture)

14561 DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN NAVAL FIGHTING SHIPS (COMPLETE SET OF 8 VOLUMES) - Washington, D.C.: Navy Department, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Naval History Division, published 1959-1981. Some volumes may have a bookplate on front flyleaf. Overall fine to excellent condition. 'An alphabetical arrangement of the ships of the Continental and United States Navies, with a historical sketch of each one.' Each ship has descriptive data such as specifications, armament, builder, highlights of operations history. Most include a photo. Special Appendices include grouping of info on all ships of a type, e.g.- Aircraft and Aircraft Carriers, Amphibious Warfare Ships, Aviation Auxiliaries, Civil War Ordnance, Confederate Forces Afloat, Destroyers and Tenders, Escort Vessels, Guided Missile Cruisers, Historic Ship Exhibits, Minecraft, Monitors, Patrol Craft, Ships of the Line, Stone Fleet, Submarines and Chasers, Tank Landing ships (LST), Torpedo Boats and Destroyers. Bibliography. Photographs. Maps. Pictorial endpapers. A highly respected and solidly researched reference set. From a Navy Captain’s personal library for over 20 years. $210.00 (View Picture)

14722 GUIDE TO FEDERAL ARCHIVE RELATING TO THE CIVIL WAR - 721 pages about 6” x 9” hardcover, by Kenneth Munden and Henry P. Beers. This is an exceptionally useful book for anyone about to research Civil War topics. Although prepared in 1962 as a finding aid to help pinpoint the location of original source materials in the Archives, it remains just as valuable today. It goes through the various types of CW records at the archives, and tells a bit about what is in each of the categories, and gives a feel for the type and amount of material there. It goes through pretty much every department of the federal government, and where appropriate subordinate offices in the department. A bit of reading in this book will prepare you to do better and more productive searches, be they at the Archives facility in Washington, or on line using the many documents now available in electronic form. Used VG-fine. $20.00 (View Picture)

14246 WW2 ARMY SUPPLY DEPOT WEEKLY NEWSLETTERS 1943-44 (LOT OF 3) - These are from the Ogden Army Supply Force Depot, one of the major stateside supply points during WW2. Each issue is about 20 pages long, mimeographed on cheap paper. Some cartoons, but mostly personal news tidbits- transfers, visitors, well-wishes for injured or sick workers, those whose loved ones were serving overseas, reports on meeting quotas, exhortations to buy bonds and work harder, etc. Interesting glimpses into what life was like on the home front during a war where the whole nation supported our goal of defeating the enemy, instead of undermining morale of the troops, and seeking a quick defeat in hopes of partisan political gain. Dates are May 21, 1943, October 15, 1943 and January 21, 1944. Looks like a cover may be missing from one, otherwise G-VG condition. The lot of three for $10.00 (View Picture)

13024 HUNTERS FROM THE SKY: THE GERMAN PARACHUTE CORPS 1940-1945 - By Charles whiting, 210 pages, hardbound with good dustjacket. A well written history with an eye to the influence the German Fallschirmjaegers had on other airborne units. A used excellent copy. $12.00 (View Picture)

12498 Flying Tigers- by Daniel Ford - Part of the Smithsonian History of Aviation Series, 45- pages hardbound 6” x 9” with some illustrations. Well researched, thoroughly footnoted and indexed. Used excellent copy with fine dustjacket. An excellent study of one of aspects of Ww2 that is fading from memory, where the US helped the Chinese fight the Japanese, prior to U.S. entry in to WW2. $15.00 (View Picture)

12409 Encyclopedia of United States Army Insignia and Uniforms - William K. Emerson, 680 pages 9.3" x 12.3". The first comprehensive, well-illustrated, fully researched, and completely documented history of U.S. Army branch insignia and the uniforms on which those insignia were worn. More than two thousand photographs illustrate the actual branch insignia used by men and women of the U.S. Army during war and peace from American independence to the present. This book tells the story of the major army branches - infantry, artillery, cavalry, and engineers - as well as the service and support branches comprising doctors and nurses, chaplains, musicians, quartermasters, military police, and the many others whom have made up the U.S. Army. Brand new condition. List price $135.00 special price- postpaid for only $120.00 (View Picture)

11782 FM100-2-1 THE SOVIET ARMY- OPERATIONS & TACTICS - July 1984 about 150 pages. Thorough US Army analysis of Soviet military at the height of the Cold War. This is not weapons and their capabilities, as much as it is the boots on the ground tactics to be countered if the shooting started. $5.00 (View Picture)

11781 CGSC STUDENT TEXT 100-1 NAVY & MARINE CORPS - June 1993, about 175 pages. This is the Command and General Staff College's summary of the Navy & Marine Corps, explaining equipment, organization, capabilities, terminology, etc. Very thorough and readable (gotta be for the little green men to understand all the complex stuff that the Navy-Marine team can do). $5.00 (View Picture)

11780 EVOLUTION OF MODERN WARFARE SET (FOUR PUBLICATIONS) - (1) "Toward Combined Arms Warfare: A survey of 20th Century Tactics, Doctrine and Organization" by Jonathan M. House, August 1984, 231 pages. This is the Command and General Staff College's Combat Studies Institute Research Survey Number 2. Probably the most noteworthy advances in military strategy and tactics in the 20th century came from integration of the various branches (Infantry, artillery, cavalry/armor, and aviation) to achieve the desired results on the battle field. This is a thoroughly researched and well written account of this evolution, from pre-WW1, through the end of the Cold War era. Thoroughly documented with notes and detailed bibliography. This is an reference for anyone interested in modern military history, or for the military professional. Some superficial water/coffee stains on upper right corner. (2) "Evolution of Modern Warfare" A collection of 16 reading selections from periodicals or books selected by the Command and General Staff College. Circa 1993, about 200 pages. (3) "Evolution of Modern Warfare- S621 Lessons" About 50 pages, sort of the "end of chapter study questions" for the previous work.(4) "Mechanized Infantry: Past, Present, Future". 1981, about 36 pages- A Fort Benning Infantry School publication highlightin

9482 "GRUNT GEAR" BY ALEC TULKOFF - Superbly researched and thoroughly illustrated coverage of WW2 USMC combat uniforms, web gear, edged weapons, guns (with serial number info on many), and lots of other cool stuff collectors love. Moran's book on WW2 USMC uniforms and gear covers dress as well as combat items, but for combat items Tulkoff is far more complete and better researched and documented. A number of excellent tips and details allow the collector to distinguish authentic USMC issue items from those of other services and fakes or reproductions. 335 pages 8.5" x 11" hardbound with superb artwork on the covers, extensive use of color, heavy glossy paper. Most highly recommended reference. Brand new. (Out of print and getting hard to find). $195.00 (View Picture)

9051 PANZER- A PICTORIAL DOCUMENTATION - by Horst Scheibert, "A pictorial documentation of WW2 German Battle Tanks" including some photos fromthe album of Gen. Guderian. Author was Wehrmacht Panzer offer (and later in Bundeswehr). Excellent photos with brief captions showing the full range of German armor in production, testing, maneuver, battle, maintenance, and defeat. Very gently used copy with a bit of wear to the dust jacket only. $20.00 (View Picture)

8441 German Military Intelligence - by Paul Leverkuehn, 209pp 6" x 9" with dirty dustjacket. Written by a despicable creature, first a senior member of the Nazi Abwehr, the German miltary intelligence service, then descending to further depravity by a post war career as a lawyer and politician. Covers amazing variety of German sponsored infiltration, spy, and basically terrorist operations all around the world, including collusion with Iraq. Deja vu all over again. $15.00

7450 SOLDIERS ON HORSEBACK - The story of the U.S. Cavalry by W.E. Butterworth. 141 pp 6" x 9.5". Surprising good history, although aimed at younger readers. Nicely illustrated with selection of excellent prints and photos, most of which I had not previously seen. Used, good with dustjacket. $10.00

5147 U.S. ARMY HISTORICAL STUDIES - History of Prisoner of War Utilization, 1776-1945, DA PAM 20-213, 278pp. and The Personnel Replacement System in the U.S. Army, DA PAM 20-211, 492pp. Two excellent studies on topics that are major concerns during wartime, and have been approached in different ways over the years. POW camps existed at various locations in the US and the variety of things that POWs did is amazing. Personnel replacement is the issue of feeding new troops to replace losses in existing units and/or sending new units. Both volumes cover the entire US military experience from the Revolution through WW2 and are great background for anyone interested in US military history. 6"x9" hardbound, used fine-exc condition. Both for only $12.00

7062 THE HORSE SOLDIER, 1776-1943 - Randy Steffen's four volume set on U.S. cavalry arms and equipment. Soft bound 8.5" x 11" with numerous illustrations. Definitive study on the subject. Used excellent. Stillin print at $40 per volume. The four volume set for only $120.00

2994 Military(?) Music Records- (Steel Band) Three 33 RPM stereo (a) U.S. Navy Steel Band- Blowing in the Wind (b) Shell Invaders 1969 Calypso hits (C) Walt Disney World Adventureland Steel Band- You can sit back, sipping your rum listening to the beautiful music, dreaming of life in some exotic Caribbean island plotting coups and awaiting the arrival the U.S. Marine Corps yet again. (For you young visitors, this is how music was played in the "old days" before CDs or even tapes) $5.00

4785 HANDBOOK FOR NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICERS OF INFANTRY - by Capt. M. B. Stewart 8th US infantry, Kansas City, 1903. 102pp 4.5" x 6" hardbound eith blue cloth covers and geld embossed title. Covers general duties as well as on patrols and outposts, also special section for the First Sgt and others. Excellent condition. Great insights on the important roles of the NCO in the pre-WW1 era. $15.00

4782 MILITARY SCIENCE AND TACTICS- ELEMENTARY TRAINING - by Col. P. S. Bond, 1941. 278pp plus addenda. Softcover about 6" x 9". Everything a new soldier or officer needs to know about unifomrs, close order drill, msarksmanship (still shows the "gas trap" version of the Garand as well as the M1903), first aid, map reading, tactics, etc. Lots of illustrations. Great reference for a collector or especially for the reenactor or living history enthusiast. $15.00
1915 R.E. Lee, D.S. Freeman - Volume 1 only of the four volume set. Definitive biography by a careful researcher and superb author. Excellent with good dustjacket. $18.00

6126 HISTORY OF POW UTILIZATION BY U.S. ARMY 1776-1945 - DA Pamphlet 20-213, 278pp. 6" x 9.5" Solidly researched study of this little known military topic. Sorta like dogs chasing cars- what to do when they catch one? The answers are varied and surprising. Chances are that POWs may have lived and worked in an area near you in the Civil War, WW1 or WW2. Excellent clean copy. $15.00

6119 USAF GENERAL HISTORIES- - U.S. Army Air Arm April 1861 to April 1917- Juliette A. Hennessey, 260pp 8" x 10.5" hardbound, 1986 reprint of the original 1958 edition. Near new condition. Important study of the pre-WW1 birth and growth of aviation (both balloons and aircraft) in the U.S. Army, including detailed appendices with data on early aviators, etc. Very interesting insights into the trials and tribulations of trying to get new ideas adopted and integrated into the military structure. Places such efforts in the proper context usually missing from the brief mentions found in histories of various campaigns. $30.00

6118 USAF SPECIAL STUDIES- IDEAS & WEAPONS- - I.B. Holley Exploitation of the aerial weapon by the US during WW1; a study in the relationship of technological advance, military doctrine, and the development of weapons. 222pp 7" x 10" hardbound, 1983 reprint of the original 1953 edition. No photos, this is strictly solid research, with the emphasis on the "big picture" of aircraft as a weapons system. Exceptionally detailed and thorough bibliography annotating the contents of numerous record groups in the national Archives, essential to further research in this field. $20.00

9371 ROCHESTER, NY, HERALD- (EVEN DAYS- LOT OF 15 MOST ABOUT 8-12 PAGES) - February 28, 1898- Diabolical Plot of the Spanish; military matters, March 2, 1898- Naval movements; $1M for smokeless powder; Spain responsible for Maine- govt plot or not. March 4, 1898- Old Monitors resurrected at League Island; sleigh riding toddler killed by train March 8, 1898- War imminent- military matters, drawing of submarine USS Holland March 12, 1898- Spain claims to want peace; military matters March 14, 1898- Monitors for coast and harbor defense; War preparations; drawing of Key West, FL; Desperate battle between moonshiners and Lawmen in Ozarks. March 16, 1898- military preparations; How the Maine was blown up March 22, 1898- Coastal Fortifications; military matters, relief supplies for Cuban civilians March 26, 1898- Naval and military preparations; NYC politicians indicted for robbing the city; US May buy Virgin Islands for coaling station. March 28, 1898- Maine Inquiry Board results; Teddy Roosevelt rebukes pacifist Senator; Havana fortifications drawing March 30, 1898- Overwhelming rush towards war, despite President McKinley's opposition. April 6, 1898- Eleven passenger ships taken up for military service, war preparatiosn; Whalers in Alaska desperate, paying $50 each for dogs to eat April 14, 1898- general military news (condition a bit rougher than average) April 16, 1898- Army ordered to Gulf coats, Senate to vote on War Declaration tomorrow; Mrs. Oscar Wilde dies. April 22, 1898- Balloons to be sued by Army in Cuba; Fleet expecte to arrive at, bombard Havana tomorrow; Congress looking at luxury taxes to pay for war. [This was origin of the tax on new-fangled telephone communications which remains in place to this day, even though the Spanish American War was paid for nearly a century ago, expanded by the "Gore tax" so you now pay almost as much in taxes as you do for your basic phone service!] $75.00 (View Picture)

9370 SPAN- AM 1898 NEWSPAPERS- BUFFALO, NY, COURIER (LOT OF 7) - Spanish American War Newspapers Filled with the latest reports, rumors, fears, speculation, patriotic trivia, local news and advertising for now quaint goods. Most have one or more illustrations, showing some military subject, map, person, or a non-war related item. Yellowed paper is 100+ years old now, so it is brittle and cannot be handled a lot. These have been folded twice, so present size is about 9" x 12" and when opened will be about 18" x 24" for a full page. Assorted minor rips and tears. Sorry, none with big headlines- MAINE BLOWN UP, or MANILA BAY VICTORY or anything like that, but lots of smaller events leading up to our victory. Remember, although there were undersea cables then, most were cut to prevent military use, and it took days or weeks for accurate news to arrive from the front. No embedded reporters with live satellite feed in those days. Great item for Spanish American War display. April 8, 1898- 8 pages, Spain Has Chosen War- US rejects offer from "powers of Europe" to try to settle disputes [Yep, the Frogs and Krauts were meddling even then] April 26, 1898- all sorts of war news, but overall condition is poor. April 30, 1898- 8 pages, American Fleet off Manila [Battle was following day]; Clara Barton safe, Cuban refugees May 1, 1898- several sections from Sunday paper including photos of 65th and 74th NY Volunteers, Map of Havana fortifications; Map of US & Spanish strategic points. Condition varies, some not good. May 8, 1898- EXTRA, 8 pages- Dewey in Control [of Manila] ship picture, etc. May 11, 1898- Estra- 8 pages- Sampson's Fleet off Porto Rico, Cuban Invasion Begun. Fold at center of page has been chewed through. June 4, 1898- 8 pages- Extra- Cervera bottled up, Merrimac sunk in harbor.at Santiago; Atlanta schools want to teach Spanish; Elephant at large, killed his keeper and wrecked circus wagon. Badly chewed across bottom of page $20.00 (View Picture)

9369 SPAN- AM 1898 NEWSPAPERS- ELMIRA, NY, ADVERTISER (LOT OF 4) - Spanish American War Newspapers Filled with the latest reports, rumors, fears, speculation, patriotic trivia, local news and advertising for now quaint goods. Most have one or more illustrations, showing some military subject, map, person, or a non-war related item. Yellowed paper is 100+ years old now, so it is brittle and cannot be handled a lot. These have been folded twice, so present size is about 9" x 12" and when opened will be about 18" x 24" for a full page. Assorted minor rips and tears. Sorry, none with big headlines- MAINE BLOWN UP, or MANILA BAY VICTORY or anything like that, but lots of smaller events leading up to our victory. Remember, although there were undersea cables then, most were cut to prevent military use, and it took days or weeks for accurate news to arrive from the front. No embedded reporters with live satellite feed in those days. Great item for Spanish American War display. May 12. 1898- Bombardment of Cardenas Cuba, etc 8 pages. June 11, 1898- (4 pages of 8 page section) Commend Hobson for sinking Merrimac; invasion fleet about to leave Tampa, Plans for Santiago campaign, critics charge Army incompetence [sound familiar- they were wrong then too!]. June 13, 1898, 8 pages. Big Events This Week- (condition a bit rougher than average) June 16, 1898, 8 pages- BOMBARDMENT CAIMANERA [Guantanamo Bay]; Spanish Atrocities, (condition a bit rougher than average) $20.00 (View Picture)

9368 SPAN- AM 1898 NEWSPAPERS- ROCHESTER, NY, DEMOCRAT CHRONICLE APRIL 16, 1898 - Spanish American War Newspapers Filled with the latest reports, rumors, fears, speculation, patriotic trivia, local news and advertising for now quaint goods. Most have one or more illustrations, showing some military subject, map, person, or a non-war related item. Yellowed paper is 100+ years old now, so it is brittle and cannot be handled a lot. These have been folded twice, so present size is about 9" x 12" and when opened will be about 18" x 24" for a full page. Assorted minor rips and tears. Sorry, none with big headlines- MAINE BLOWN UP, or MANILA BAY VICTORY or anything like that, but lots of smaller events leading up to our victory. Remember, although there were undersea cables then, most were cut to prevent military use, and it took days or weeks for accurate news to arrive from the front. No embedded reporters with live satellite feed in those days. Great item for Spanish American War display. 16 pages with front page full of info on troops being mobilized, Senate expected to vote on war resolution tomorrow. $10.00 (View Picture)

9367 SPAN- AM 1898 NEWSPAPERS- BOSTON, MASS, TRAVELER MAY 2, 1898- NIGHT EXTRA - Spanish American War Newspapers Filled with the latest reports, rumors, fears, speculation, patriotic trivia, local news and advertising for now quaint goods. Most have one or more illustrations, showing some military subject, map, person, or a non-war related item. Yellowed paper is 100+ years old now, so it is brittle and cannot be handled a lot. These have been folded twice, so present size is about 9" x 12" and when opened will be about 18" x 24" for a full page. Assorted minor rips and tears. Sorry, none with big headlines- MAINE BLOWN UP, or MANILA BAY VICTORY or anything like that, but lots of smaller events leading up to our victory. Remember, although there were undersea cables then, most were cut to prevent military use, and it took days or weeks for accurate news to arrive from the front. No embedded reporters with live satellite feed in those days. Great item for Spanish American War display. SHELLS BURST- Bombardment of Manila has already begun; Spain Lost 400 men. Sketch showing Dewey's Fleet and list of ships. Ripping at folds, but a most important issue anyway. 12 pages. $15.00 (View Picture)

10305 PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR (MILLER) - Three volumes of the 10 volume set, but each is an outstanding collection of original Civil War photographs by Matthew Brady and the other less well known photographers who have preserved the visual history of that conflict. Each is about half photos and half text to accompany them. Each volume about 320-350 8" x 11" pages, with comprehensive index in Volume 10. Volumes included here are 4- The Cavalry; 5- Forts and Artillery, and 10- The Armies and the Leaders. First published in 1911, the "Miller" set is an incredible reference for collectors and historians. Overall excellent with just slight wear on the dustjackets. All three volumes for only $35.00 (View Picture)

10163 LEE'S LIEUTENANTS (HARDBOUND, VOL 3 ONLY) - Douglas Southall Freeman's superbly researched and even more superbly written account of Confederate General Robert E. Lee's dealings with his subordinates. This set offers keen insights into the personalities involved, their widely differing virtues and flaws, and how they functioned as part of a military command effort under difficult circumstances. First appearing in 1942-44 this set has remained in print nearly continuously for 60 years, a testimony to its merits, although only available in paperback. Many in the arms collecting and military history field get trapped in the minutiae of weapons details, or of squad, company, or regimental tactics. This study carefully integrates details from all levels with the people involved in making the strategic and tactical decisions. It is especially valuable for the detailed footnotes (conveniently found on each page instead of dumped in the back somewhere) so the reader can evaluate the source of the information for himself. Freeman's career was with a Richmond newspaper, and his four volume biography of Lee won the Pulitzer Prize, so he is intimately familiar with the culture of the people and the life of the Army's leader, and has the ability to write exceedingly well. A truly wonderful study that I would love to read again. Published in Three volumes, each 750+ pages, hardbound, this is the third volume of the set, covering June 1863 through April 1865 (Gettysburg to Appomattox.) If you read "Killer Angels" and its sequel, you will enjoy reviewing the Gettysburg and subsequent campaigns through a different perspective. Good reading copy, but minor defect on the back hard cover. $15.00 (View Picture)

9595 SPLENDID LITTLE WAR- FRANK FREIDEL - Spanish American War coverage with the best text (overview level) and superbly selected photos by a noted historian. My favorite book on the period, with loads of detail of uniforms, weapons and equipment. Thhis is the hardbound edition has been out of print for many years, although some cheap papaerbacks were reprinted a while back. This is only hardbound copy I have seen in several years. Nice clean tight copy, although the dust jacket is a bit tattered on the edges. $39.00 (View Picture)

8587 A Stillness at Appomattox - The final volume of Bruce Catton's three volumes on the Army of the Potomac, 438 pp 6" x 8.5" hardbound. Pages yellowing some otherwise VG-fine. Catton won a Pulitzer prize for this book. I read it many years ago, and think it got me interested in serious research on the Civil War. I never did find the location of the cannons buried by the Washington Artillery of New Orleans to avoid capture just prior to the surrender. Good history, and well written. $7.00 (View Picture)

8586 This Hallowed Ground - Bruce Catton's well written presentation of the Union side of the Civil War. 437 pp 6" x 9.5" hardbound. Overall VG except dustjacket is dirty and torn. Pages starting to yellow. Catton was a Pulitzer prize winning author, and later was editor of American Heritage magazine in its finest years. Always a good read, and well researched. $7.00 (View Picture)

8585 The Army of the Potomac: Mr Lincoln's Army - Bruce Catton's first of three volumes on the Army of the Potomac, 363pp 6" x 8.5" hardbound. Pages yellowing some otherwise VG-fine. Catton won a Pulitzer prize for the final volume in this trilogy, and was first editor of American Heritage Magazine in its finest years. Good history, and well written. $7.00 (View Picture)

7440 ARMS AND EQUIPMENT OF THE CIVIL WAR - Jack Coggins 160 pp 8.5" x 11" soft covers, new. Loaded with info and excellent illustrations. In my opinion, this is the best book available for a good understanding of the arms and equipment and their use, advantages and disadvantages. Written at a basic level, but very well done, so that even advanced collectors will learn a lot about small arms, artillery, cavalry, etc. A must for anyone interested in the Civil War and especially good for those just entering the field. $15.00 (View Picture)

844 Harpers New Monthly Magazine - Volume XCVI, December 1897 thru May 1898. Interesting insights into American society and interests in the months leading up to the Spanish American War. Several articles and illustrations by Frederic Remington. $25.00

6469 AMERICAN MILITARY EQUIPAGE 1851-1872 VOL 3 - This important work sponsored by the respected Company of Military Historians began with three volumes, covering respectively U.S. forces, C.S force, and in this, the third volume, U.S. and C.S. Navy and Marine forces and the beginning section dealing with state troops (Alabama through Connecticut). Total in this volume, about 200 pages with four color plates and numerous excruciatingly accurate line drawings. Subsequently, the work was republished with the first three volumes (less the small section dealing with state forces) combined into a single large volume, and a second large volume with all the state forces. All are out of print and in great demand. As new copy of Volume 3 only. $65.00

4020 Civil War Books: A Critical Bibliography, Vol 1 Allan Nevins, James I Robertson, Bell I. Wiley, eds. 278pp 8.5" x 11" ex-library copy. This volume covers military aspects(mobilization, organization, administration, supply, campaigns, soldier life, prisons and POWs, the Negro, Navies, and diplomacy. (Vol 2 covers general works, biographies, memoirs and collected works, CS govt and politics, CS State & local studies, social and economic studies, US Govt and politics, US Satate & local studies, economic & social conditions.). $20.00

4806 US ARMY MANUAL OF THE MEDICAL DEPARTMENT, 1896 - 128pp 5" x 7.5" hardbound with blue cloth covers and gold embossing in excellent condition. A treasure trove of information on medical personnel in the late Indian War and Span-Am era. This handy little book details just about everything related to medical matters except for the actual diagnosis and treatment of the sick and wounded. Lengthy tables showing contenst of various kits and outfits (ncluding what must be one of the very earliest references to a typewriter as an essential piece of US military gear.) Interesting notes on issue of muskets, forager shotguns and shotgun reloading kits to medical people. $95.00

359 Span-Am War newspaper- Cincinnati Ohio May 1898 issues full of interesting martial tidbits, latest war news and rumors (remember, no radio or CNN coverage then). Old and delicate due to cheap acid paper used, and very seldom seen today. Great addition to SAW collection or display to understand the atmosphere of the time. My choice of dates.$25.00 each.

8598 The Rifled Musket - Claude E. Fuller's in depth study of the .58 caliber muskets, 302 pp 8.5" x 11. Much info on contractors, variations, accuracy, etc. Published in 1958, this is one of the books that helped create interest in collecting Civil War guns, prior to the Centennial. $15.00 (View Picture)

1919 Civil Affairs In Porto Rico 1900- - 830 pp report of the Military Governowr (Gen Miles) covering the entire period of Military Government of the island from its seizure from Spain in mid 1898 until the turn-over to Civil Government in May 1900. Includes large fold out map, many photos of various towns and inhabitants, reports from heads of varius departments, branches and the like. Important reference on an early "nation-building" assignment of the U.S. Army among people who resented governence from any source, with a nearly unbroken record of eagerly accepting, nay, expecting, handouts for the century since we foolishly evicted the Spanish. There are many fine Puerto Ricans, but the predominant culture is inconsistent with traditional values of the United States. The deceptive plots to eliminate essential live fire military training on Vieques (where I was once a RangeOfficer) shows that the leaders of this corrupt Commonwealth are unworthy of continued affiliation with, protection by ans subsidization by the taxpayers of the United States. Urge your congressmen to reject statehood, you cannot afford to pay what it will cost! $15.00

1050 Custer's Prelude to Glory Krause & Olson, 1974. 277pp. 8.75"x12" Soft cover. Extremely well done coverage of Custer's least famous command- that of the Black Hills exploring expedition of 1874. Includes virtually everything printed in newpapers or offical reports about this Army exploration of the hitherto unexplored area. Many photos of places, participants. Vital to understanding of what the Army was doing in the west in the post-Civil War era, and how white expansion in search of gold set the stage for Custer's more famous final expedition. Used, Fine, covers slightly scuffed. $15.00

393a U.S. Army in the West 1870-1880:Uniforms, Weapons and Equipment by Doug McChristian, the premier authority on these matters. Definitive coverage of everything from underwear to overcoats, and all the other stuff soldiers needed or used. Superbly researched and documented, explains how cheapskate bureaucrats forced troops to use up surplus Civil War stuff with or without modifications or improvements. Highly recommended. New, AUTOGRAPHED by author. $35.00 (one copy left)

170 Frontiersmen in Blue: The US Army and the Indian 1848-1865, Robert Utley's predecessor to Frontier Regulars. Definitive, well written and researched, covering the period after the Mexican war when Westward expansion began in earnest to drive the native inhabitants off their lands. Importance of Army's role as "civilizing" factor is usually overlooked. Important work. Ex-library copy, good. $15.00

VJ-81 HERE IS YOUR WAR, Ernie Pyle, 1945, 246pp. Well written stories from the front. Wartime edition on cheap paper, now badly yellowing. $5.00

5845 THE SEARCH FOR AMEILIA EARHART - by Fred Goerner- 326pp. Well researched speculation about Earhart being on a secret military mission to spy on the Japanese, and the evil American military people will not confess to their subterfuge about the subject. Entertaining, but not sure if it get filed in the fiction category or not. Some water/insect damage to edges of cover boards. Free ratty dust jacket. $6.00

5849 MEDICAL DEPT. US ARMY- VETERINARY SERVICE IN WW2 - 779pp. Amazine coverage of the untold aspect of animal involvement in military history. It takes much more than a foot soldier armed with a rifle. How about lab rats, pigeons, mules, horses, hogs, chickens, animal products (meat, milk, eggs, dairy products, etc. Army vets were not stateside warriors, they traveled the globe trying to ensure reliable supplies of food and critters from regions with no concept of sanitation or civilization. Whoodathunkit? Used fine- excellent. $15.00

5848 US ARMY IN WW2- TECHNICAL SERVICES- - The Medical Department Hospitalization and Evacuation Zone of the Interior. 503pp. Okay, you have a big war- what will you do with all the wounded (and accident victims)? Covers the massive efforts at building huge hospitals, and the infrastructire to support them and transport patients to them. Includes sections on transport of patients by vehicle, train, plane or ship. Used excellent. $15.00

5847 US ARMY IN WW2- TECHNICAL SERVICES- - The Quartermaster Corps: Organization, Supply, and Services, Volume 2. 432pp covering the remainder of the War (and demobilization at the end of the war). Minor water damage ot the back cover. An old professor once noted "Amateurs talk tactics, professionals talk logistics." If it were not for the unglamorous sweat by the QM troops and civilians, the infantry would never have been able to engage the enemy. $25.00

4322 U.S. ARMY UNIFORMS OF WW2- SHELBY STANTON- 279 pp 7.5" x 9" softcover with excellent photos on just about every page.  Highly respected work detailing US Army uniforms of WW2 period, including uniforms, web gear, footwear, hats, etc.  COFFEE SPILL SPECIAL- Some klutz spilled coffee on this so the top inch or so of most pages have some water damage (wrinkled) and maybe some slight staining, but all the info is still ready for use.  Wonderful reference book for any WW2 collector or reeanctor.  Why pay $20.00 for a nice new copy and then worry about getting it dirty?  Save a bundle and get this already soiled copy for only $12.00

5162 U.S. ARMY IN WW2 SERIES- PACIFIC - War in the Pacific: Strategy and Command, the First Two years , used excellent. $10.00

E83. USMC-SNIPER SCOPE INSTRUCTIONS/MANUALS
UNERTL SCOPE INSTRUCTIONS. Photocopy of ultra-rare USMC operating instructions sheet issued with 8X scopes used on ’03 Springfields in WW2 and Korea
STITH-KOLLMORGEN TELESCOPIC SIGHT MODEL 4XD-USMC manual, 6 pp 4" x 5 ¾" with cover. Photocopy of ultra-rare original for the Marine Corps MC-1 or MC1952 version of the M1C sniper rifle. (SPECIAL- both USMC sniper scope instructions $12.00 postpaid)

6123 OFFICIAL ARMY NATIONAL GUARD REGISTER 1 JAN 1967 - 991 pages with officers from every state, alphabetically from Aab to Zynda having state, and key data on their military careers. Used excellent. $5.00

6111 VIETNAM STUDIES - Well done volumes done for the Army's Center for Military History. Soft covers, 6" x 9".Ex-library copies G-VG condition. Five volumes- (a) Airmobility 1961-1971, 304pp; (b) U.S. Army Engineers 1965-1970. 240 pp; (c) Financial management of Vietnam Conflict 1962-1972, 109 pp; (d) Command and Control 1950-1969, 103pp; (e) Medical Support, 1965-1970, 181pp. The lot for only $12.00

6091 VIETNAM ORDER OF BATTLE - Out of print- Shelby Stanton's typical thoroughness and comprehensive coverage. 395pp 9.5" x 12". A complete illustrated reference to the U.S. Army and Allied ground forces in Vietnam, 1961-1973: organization, commands, deployments, stations, operations, weapons, equipment, casualties and insignia. Used excellent to near new. Just about everything factual you would ever want to know about the good guys in Vietnam. Not exciting unit tactics or pot smoking draftee nonsense, but the essential accurate basis for any research on Vietnam. Especially handy for smoking out the lying skunks who claim to be Vietnam vet heroes- just ask what unit and when and where they served and then you can check it out in this. Probably the most important book any Vietnam collector will ever get. $165.00

5152 AREA HANDBOOKS- SOUTHEAST ASIA  (3 books)- Area Handbook For South Vietnam, 1967, 510 pp. Area Handbook For Khmer Republic (Cambodia), 1973, 387pp. Thoroughly researched studies "designed to be useful to military and other personnel who need a convenient compilation of basic facts about the social, economic, political, and military institutions and practices of various countries. Although the focus is on the current situation when the book was written, there is considerable historical background. Very handy to get a feel for the country and the context in which military operations took place. Both volumes only $10.00

5150 KOREA- BOOKS (TWO) - Area Handbook For Republic of Korea, 1969, 492pp.. Thoroughly researched studies "designed to be useful to military and other personnel who need a convenient compilation of basic facts about the social, economic, political, and military institutions and practices of various countries. Although the focus is on the current situation when the book was written, there is considerable historical background. Very handy to get a feel for the country and the context in which military operations took place. Army Historical Series, Military Advisors in Korea: KMAG in Peace and War, 1962, 215pp, Includes large map in pocket inside back cover.Both volumes used excellent for only $8.00

5149 AREA HANDBOOKS FOR GERMANY (THREE) - Area Handbook For Germany, 1960, 954pp. Area Handbook For East Germany, 1972, 329pp. Special Warfare Area Handbook For Germany, 1960, paperback 954 pp, copy 271 of 500 copies. Thoroughly researched studies "designed to be useful to military and other personnel who need a convenient compilation of basic facts about the social, economic, political, and military institutions and practices of various countries. Although the focus is on the current situation when the book was written, there is considerable historical background. Very handy to get a feel for the country and the context in which military operations took place. All three volumes only $12.00

3541 Vietnam Weapons manual "War Material Used by Viet Cong in South Vietnam", 110pp 5.5" x 8.5" with tan cardstock cover. Dated 11-1964 on back cover. Mainly covers small arms, mines, and booby traps including improvised types. Format is a sketch picture on the left page and description on the righ page in two columns, one in Vietnamese and other in English language. First page has Foreword by USMC BGEN, ACofS J2 explaining this was issued to "facilitate common usage by RVNAF and U.S. Advisory personnel." About excellent condition. $22.00

5146 U.S. ARMY HISTORICAL STUDIES  (two books)-
History of Prisoner of War Utilization, 1776-1945, DA PAM 20-213, 278pp. and
The Personnel Replacement System in the U.S. Army, DA PAM 20-211, 492pp. Two excellent studies on topics that are major concerns during wartime, and have been approached in different ways over the years. POW camps existed at various locations in the US and the variety of things that POWs did is amazing. Personnel replacement is the issue of feeding new troops to replace losses in existing units and/or sending new units. Both volumes cover the entire US military experience from the Revolution through WW2 and are great background for anyone interested in US military history. 6"x9" hardbound, used fine-exc condition. Both for only $12.00

1411JJ14 War and Society: A yearbook of Military History Volume 2. SEX!!!!! Venereal Disease in the British Army in WW1, and other scholarly articles collected in a nice hardbound book. Serious stuff from respected authors, and well worth reading to see what their insights are on a wide variety of topics. 196pp hardbound, 5" x 8.5" $6.00 Reduced to $3.00

1413JJ16 The Days of the French Revolution Chrostopher Hibbert, 1980, 350 pp 6" x 9" soft cover. Serious but readable study of this fascinating but somewhat morbid period of French history. Like new $8.00 Reduced to $3.00

605 Modern Camouflage Major Robert Breckenridge. 1943 explanation of theory and practice of the art, mainly aimed at large items such as defense plants, etc rather than tactical applications in combat. Interesting with plans for dummy bombers and fighters to fool your firends and neighbors. Many photos, etc. 280 pp 5.5" x 8.5" w/ dirty dj $3.00 Reduced to $9.00


NAVAL AND MARITIME BOOKS

6122 IRON COFFINS - Herbert A. Werner (German U-boat commander during WW2) with foreword by USN Captain Edward L. Beach. 365pp6" x 8.5" in excellent condition with nice bright dust jacket. "A personal account of the U-Boat battles of WW2." Looks like a most interesting insight from a participant. $12.00

1914 An Admiral's Log- Robley D. Evans - 467pp, many photos. Interesting commentary on the events in Evans career from 1898 to his retirement in 1910. "Fighting Bob" Evans was highly regarded in the Navy in this period, and has strong opinions on many subjects. Interesting to see things from the perspective of one of the senior guys. Ex-library copy with some waterstaining and damage on spine but still quite readable. $7.00

1911 Mr. Pepys' Navy, L.A. Wilcox - 189pp. Wonderful book similar to the highly acclaimed works of Edwin Tunis combining clearly written text and lots of nice artwork. Covers design and constructio of ships, getting crews, victuals, masts, etc etc. Insights robably apply to Drake's fleet against the Spanish Armada a century earlier and Nelson's a century later, as naval warfare evolved very slowly in the age of sail. $10.00

1910 Pepys: A Biography, Richard Ollard - 368 pp. Excellent study of fascinating man whose fascinating exploits went beyond his role in modernizing the Royal Navy in the 1680s. Notes, index, etc. Excellent $10.00

1908 Dutton's Navigation and Piloting - Serious book for seafarer's trying to figure out where they are. 1958, USNIP classic, Used excellent $10.00

1522 Report of the Secretary of the Navy 1901- - Miscellaneous Reports, Part I. 630pp. 6" x 9". Good dark cloth binding. Much interesting information (but little or nothing about ordnance matters). Lot of Bureau of Navigation info on various bases and stations including those being established in the post-Spanish-American War era. Bureau of Navigation details movements of the vessels of the Navy, plus interesting note recommending adoption of compass card with 360 degree markings in addition to old system of 32 points. $35.00

845 Annual Report of the Secretary of the Navy 1861 - Loaded with primary reference materail on Naval events of the oeepening months of the Civil War. Full text of reports on the "Trent Affair", recapture of Port Royal, Pensacola, early blockading operations, etc. Many details on ships purchased, built, or seized for Naval use. Long list of propose armored ships, including luke-warm endorsement of John Ericcson's proposed vessel later famous as the "Monitor". 548 pages approx 6" x 9", plus another 150 pages of Postmaster General's report the whole being Messages & Documents part 3. $35.00

129 The Emperor's Sword- - Noel Busch. 250 pp work on Russo-Japanese War naval battle of Tsushima. Good w/d/j $10.00

135 Battle History of the Imperial Japanese Navy - 1941-45, Paul S. Dull, 433pp with notes and good index. Definitive English language work by well qualified linguist/scholar and former USMC officer. Published by US Naval Institute 1979. Exc. w/dj $15.00

5167 History of U.S. Naval Operations in WW2 - Volume 9, Sicily, Salerno, Anzio, January 1943-June 1944 by Samuel Eliot Morison. 413pp. Fine-excellent with dustjacket. $8.00

2318 U.S. Navy Intelligence- Recent Naval Progress, June 1887, Information from abroad series no. VI. Wide variety of topics from small arms and musketry instruction in US and abroad to electric lighting on ships, torpedoes, torpedo boats, USN 8 inch B.L. rifle, etc. 346pp. Rebound in rugged library buckram binding, otherwise exc. condition. Very interesting, and extremely scarce. $95.00

2248 1856 Nautical Chart- Santa Barbara Area- ORIGINAL CHARTS- Early navigational charts of our newly gained Pacific coast territories. These original ship's charts are from the 1853-1870 period, produced by lithograph engraving (black ink on rag paper) and lost in a government warehouse until a few years ago. Still flat, not folded, these really look nice framed. (Never folded, will ship flat or carefully rolled) They show the land area and terrain using standard topographic symbols, and soundings of coastal waters. One or more additional sketches show the view(s) of key navigational points to allow proper recognition, and tables list latitude/ longitude of key points and tidal information. These were essential to seafarers. Very historic and decorative items. This is "Preliminary Survey of ANACAPA ISLAND and EAST END OF SANTA CRUZ ISLAND" SCALE 1:30,000 dated 1856. Paper size 33" wide by 12 1/2 " tall, with image about 26" x 9 1/2". Nicely detailed, full of nautical charm- "Smuggler's Cove", boat landings, limits of kelp, etc. Only one view, about 2" x 7", superbly showing end of Anacapa Island with rugged cliffs and "Arch Rock." Excellent dark image and good outline of lithograph block. $79.00

1401JJ4 Jutland: Eyewitness account of a great battle compiled and ed by Stuart Legg. 152 pp. 6" x 8.5". Good account of WW1 naval battle from several different viewpoints merged into a single account. $5.00 Reduced to $3.00

1901- Torpedoboat Sailor, C.M. Blackford, USNIP 1968, 156 pp. Narrative of enlisted service aboard destroyers in WWI. Articulate and insightful from the perspective of the author who later commanded an LST in WW2. O/P. From my personal library. $10.00

1902- Landing Operations, A.M. Vagts, Definitive history of amphibious warfare operations from antiquity to 1945. Classic reference, long O/P. $15.00

D141. Greetings from the USS Warrington [circa 1915-17]- inscribed "From the Officers and Crew" 6 pp of history of ship's namesake, and 4 page poem relating to 1911 incident when she was struck by a schooner off Cape Hatteras losing 30 ft of stern. 5 illustrations of ship, crew, damage, namesake. Bound with half blue marbleized cover boards, and old bookplate of Pennsylvania Military Order of the Loyal Legion [Civil War vets organization]. Neat little item. Free addition- "Legal Status of Seamen, 20 pp 1910 document in similar binding. BOTH for $8.00

E49. U.S. NAVY BUREAU OF ORDNANCE: EXCERPTS FROM ANNUAL REPORTS 1880-1916 . Very well done 171 pp typewritten synopsis prepared by E.S. Brandt [?] in 1923. This is photocopy (less pp 168/169 due to copier malfunction). Report for each year is summarized, with topics underlined for easy use. Emphasis is on cannon, ammunition depots, etc, but many other interesting tidbits. While not as complete as a full set of 36 years' reports would be, this has enough detail to indicate areas with potential for further research. A valuable reference! $22.00


MISCELLANEOUS BOOKS

Marc has some nifty books here, not really gun stuff, but just plain neat!

SMB524. The Complete Home Handyman's Guide, Hubbard Cobb, 1948, 500 pp. Shows lots of use, so must be good item, still has lots of life left in it. If you live in an older house, this will show you how to tackle everything from repointing mortar joints, other interior and exterior repairs, fixing your coal furnace, doing blacksmithing, etc. So full of good info that a wife could handle all those jobs without having to bother her husband with a "honey-do" list anymore. (Great Mother's Day gift!) $35.00

SMB525. Home Workshop Manual, Arthur Wakeling (editor of Popular Science)1930/1939 500pp. "How to make Furniture, Ship and Airplane models, radio sets, toys, novelties, house and garden conveniences, sporting equipment, woodworking methods, use and care of tools, wood turning and art metal work, painting and decorating." If you get the one above for your wife, you'll need this one to keep yourself busy after you get thrown out of the house. Why you could take it with you and live in a small cabin in remote Montana, and still have time to send gifts to your friends. Slight water damage, and binding has minor tears on spine but ready to use again and again. $30.00


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