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1 (Bonaparte, Napoleon). Fregosi, Paul DREAMS OF EMPIRE: Napoleon and the First World War 1792-1815
(New York, N.Y.): A Birch Lane Press Book/Published by Carol Publishing Group, (1990). 1559720360 / 9781559720366 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in burgundy cloth over cream boards with copper titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. 373 pages; figures; ten maps; bibliography; and index. 
The war correspondent, journalist and historian explores Napoleon's global ambitions focusing on Napoleon's campaigns and conquests outside continental Europe. "An account, admirably written, of what was really the first world war..."--Graham Greene. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 (Cleburne, Pat). Buck, Capt. Irving A. and Thomas Robson Hay; editor CLEBURNE AND HIS COMMAND and PAT CLEBURNE: Stonewall Jackson of the West
Jackson, Tennessee: McCowat-Mercer Press, Inc., 1959. First edition thus. 2000 copies printed. Hardcover. Fine in a fine wraparound illustrated dust jacket. Octavo. 378 pages; appendices and an index. Illustrations and maps. 
"Unquestionably one of the best Confederate memoirs of the war in the West; the highly observant author was Gen. 'Pat" Cleburne's adjutant."--Nevins I, page 65. Foreword by Bell Irvin Wiley. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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3 (Cooke, Philip St. George). Young, Otis E. THE WEST OF PHILIP ST. GEORGE COOKE
Glendale, California: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1955. First edition. Hardcover. Very nearly fine in brick red cloth with spine titles gilt; lacking the plain brown dust jacket. 393 pages; bibliography and index. Folding map, frontispiece portrait, and plates. 
Cooke was a veteran of frontier service and the Black Hawk and Mexican wars. He became a dragoon officer, a cavalry tactician, and an explorer in the Far West; he was commissioned a Brigadier General in the Civil War but saw little action. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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4 (Custer, George Armstrong). Krause, Herbert & Gary D. Olson PRELUDE TO GLORY: A newspaper accounting of Custer's 1874 Expedition to The Black Hills
(Sioux Falls, South Dakota): (Brevet Press), (1974). 0884980189 / 9780884980186 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. Quarto. 279 pages; appendix, illustration index, and general index. Illustrated with 71 dramatic pictures taken from the original glass plates, shot by photographer William H. Illingworth. 
PRELUDE TO GLORY is the story of Custer's 1874 expedition to the Black Hills of South Dakota, as told by five newspaper correspondents who accompanied him. The two-month long trip from Fort Abraham Lincoln to the Black Hills is described. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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5 (Custeriana). Graham, W.A., Colonel THE CUSTER MYTH: A Source Book of Custeriana, To Which is Added Important Items of Custeriana and a Complete and Comprehensive Bibliography, by Fred Dustin
New York: Bonanza Books, (1953). Early reprint edition. Hardcover. A near fine copy in dust jacket. 
Quarto. This is a documented source book for Custeriana. 413 pages, Dustin bibliography, index, illustrated throughout, maps, endpaper painting. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 (Custeriana). Hutton, Paul Andrew, editor THE CUSTER READER
Lincoln & London: University of Nebraska Press, (1992). 080322351X / 9780803223516 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Octavo. 585 pages, photographic essay, bibliographic essay, sources, index. 
This anthology brings together writings by contemporaries of the flamboyant general together with recent scholarly accounts of his career in the Civil War and in campaigns against the Plains Indians. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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New York: Simon & Schuster, (1996). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Octavo. 462 pages, notes, bibliography, index, maps and illustrations. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8 (Lawrence, T.E.) Brown, Malcolm; Cave, Julia A TOUCH OF GENIUS: The Life of T.E. Lawrence
New York: Paragon House, (1989). 155782032 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in blue cloth with gilt spine titling; in a mildly age-toned illustrated dust jacket. Small quarto. 233 pages, including index. Illustrated. 
Using many sources unavailable to earlier Lawrence biographers, including previously unpublished letters, the authors offer "a portrait not of Lawrence the hero, nor of Lawrence the knave, but of T.E. Lawrence himself, heroism, quirks, and all." 
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9 (Lawrence, T.E.) Hyde, H. Montgomery SOLITARY IN THE RANKS: Lawrence of Arabia as Airman and Private Soldier
New York: Atheneum, 1978. 0689108486 / 9780689108488 First U.S. edition, first printing. With a Foreword by Viscount Trenchard, MC. Hardcover. Whisper of fading to endsheets, else fine, in blue cloth with gilt spine stamping, lime-green upper-page-edge tint; in a near fine illustrated dust jacket, showing mild age-toning and some fading to the spine panel. 
Account of Lawrence's career in the ranks of the RAF and the Royal Tank Corps; based upon the remarkable correspondence between Lawrence and Trenchard. [291] pages, including index. Illustrated with photographs. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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10 (Miles, Nelson A.) Johnson, Virginia W. THE UNREGIMENTED GENERAL: A Biography of Nelson A. Miles
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company/The Riverside Press, (1962). B0007DR9OK First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine; in a near fine, wraparound pictorial dust jacket with minor edge wear. Octavo. 401 pages, including index. 
"The biography of one of America's most brilliant military leaders whose career spanned the Civil War, the subjugation of the Indians and the Spanish-American War." With Miles's letters to his wife, published here for the first time. NEVINS II, 67. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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11 (Montgomery, Bernard Law). Lewin, Ronald MONTGOMERY: As Military Commander
New York: Stein and Day, Publishers, (1971). 0812814266 / 9780812814262 Book club edition. Red binding with gilt lettering and rules. Octavo. Hardcover. Fine; in a fine illustrated dust jacket. Jacket illustration of Montgomery by Sir Oswald Birley. 371 pages, frontispiece b&w photograph of Montgomery. 
Thirty b&w photographs, fourteen maps, bibliography, and an index. A biography of Field Marshal Montgomery, considered one of the great British military commanders, from his days as a young officer in World War I to the Normandy landing in World War II. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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12 (Murphy, Audie). Simpson, Colonel Harold B. Simpson AUDIE MURPHY: American Soldier
Dallas, Texas: Alcor Publishing Company, 1982. 0912172207 / 9780912172200 Second printing: Veterans Edition. One of 5000 copies printed. Red cloth, gilt spine titles; in a pictorial illustrated dust jacket. Hardcover. Mild bumping to the corner tips, from shipment, else fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. Still in the publisher's unopened shrinkwrap. Quarto (over 9" by 12"). 466 pages; apendices, bibliography, and an index. 
Photographic illustrations, facsimiles, maps, charts, etc. Introduction by Congressman Olin E. Teague. The definitive biography of Audie Murphy, who became the most decorated soldier in the history of the U.S. Army--winning the Medal of Honor! 
Price: 165.00 USD
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13 (Rommel, Erwin). Irving, David THE TRAIL OF THE FOX: The Search for the True Field Marshall Rommel
New York: Thomas Congdon Books/E.P. Dutton, (1977). 0525222006 / 9780525222002 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Owner's address label to front free endsheet, else fine, in black cloth with blind-embossed portrait of Rommel to front, silver lettering and copper devices to spine; in a near fine, mildly age-toned dust jacket with light wear at the edges. 
"I am tremendously impressed.... A superb character study and a fine work."--Matthew B. Ridgway. Illustrated with photos reproduced on coated stock inserts. 496 pages, including index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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14 Adelman, Jonathan R. THE REVOLUTIONARY ARMIES: The Historical Development of the Soviet and the Chinese People's Liberation Armies
Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, (1980). First edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in a sturdy binding without dust jacket, as issued. 
Number 38 in the Contributions in Political Science series. This work examines the differences between the Soviet/Chinese armies and their roles in party and societal affairs for the two decades after the civil wars. 230 pages including a bibliography. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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15 Altmann, J. and Rotblat, J., editors VERIFICATION OF ARMS REDUCTIONS: Nuclear, Conventional and Chemical
Berlin: Springer-Verlag, (1989). 3540515968 / 9783540515968 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in pictorial laminated boards. 
Published in cooperation with the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt. Tall octavo. 228 pages including contributors, abbreviations, and a subject index. Illustrated with 17 figures. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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16 Atwell, Lester PRIVATE
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1958. First edition. Hardcover. Inner hinges just beginning to crack, a few small stains to the top page edges, else near fine; in a lightly shelfworn illustrated dust jacket that shows some light dampstaining, soiling, nicks, edge tears, and a small abraded area to the front panel. 
Drawing comparison with THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE, this non-fiction novel is an account of medics with a battalion aid station of G Company, 345th Infantry Regiment, in Europe in 1944. "...single-most compelling and authentic account written about WW II." 
Price: 150.00 USD
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17 Bacchus, Wilfred A. MISSION IN MUFTI: Brazil's Military Regimes, 1964-1985
New York: Greenwood Press, (1990). 0313255350 / 9780313255359 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Near fine in blue cloth, titles embossed in silver; with dust jacket, as issued. Octavo. 163 pages; bibliography, and an index. 
"A detailed study of the five successive military governments in Brazil from 1964 through 1985, analyzing what Brazil's officers sought to achieve in taking power and assessing what they accomplished and at what costs."--Foreign Affairs. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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18 Bessie, Alvah MEN IN BATTLE: A Story of Americans in Spain
New York: Veterans Of The Abraham Lincoln Brigade, (1954). B0007DOFQ0 First edition thus. Hardcover. A fine copy in grey cloth; without dust jacket, as issued. Octavo. 345 pages. 
This edition contains a new introduction by Bessie. "This edition of MEN IN BATTLE is dedicated to the veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, who have not forgotten the promise they made before they left Spain fifteen years ago."--Alvah Bessie. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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19 Bethell, L.A. Lieutenant-Colonel, editor BLACKWOOD TALES FROM THE OUTPOST: JOBS OF WORK
London: William Blackwood And Sons Ltd., 1943. Reprint. Hardcover. Some minor stains to covers, otherwise a very good copy without dust jacket, as issued. 
Volume five in this series. Uniform blue cloth with gold spine lettering on an attractive spine label. This anthology, which blends fact with fiction, includes adventures with civil servants in India and other colonial frontiers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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20 Bowden, Mark BLACK HAWK DOWN: A Story of Modern War
New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (1999). 0871137380 / 9780871137388 Reprint. Hardcover. Fine in a like dust jacket. 
Bowden's National Book Award-nominated account of a U.S. Special Forces operation in Mogadishu, Somalia--this copy has been SIGNED by the author to the title-page. Ridley Scott's much-praised film adaptation won Oscars for editing and sound. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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