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1 (Davis, William Rhodes). Harrington, Dale MYSTERY MAN: William Rhodes Davis Nazi Agent of Influence
Dulles, Virginia: Brassey's, (1999). 1574881817 / 9781574881813 First edition. Hardcover. Three corner tips lightly bumped and a spot of faint soil to the upper page edges, else near fine; in a dust jacket with mild creases to the upper right corner of the front panel. 276 pages, thirteen b&w photographs, notes, bibliography, and an index. 
A biography of Davis, an American who was an agent of influence for Hitler in the United States, not a spy in the classic sense but rather he attempted to advance the long-term interests of the Nazis by raising funds and support for Germany. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2 (Hemingway, Ernest). Sulzberger, Cyrus THE RESISTENTIALISTS
New York: Harper & Brothers, (1962). B0007E1G20 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Two patches of abrasion to the front endsheets, else near fine in café au lait cloth over ivory boards; in an age-toned, illustrated dust jacket with a faint sticker ghost to upper corner of front panel, shallow nicking, light wear and rubbing. 
Trio of factional tales of die-hard opponents of fascism--most notably perhaps, Michel Dupont, Hemingway's WWII driver and bodyguard. Sultzberger quoted from Hemingway's letters without permission, and the book was withdrawn before it was released. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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3 (Hitler, Adolph). GROBE DEUTSCHE KUNSTAUSSTELLUNG 1941: im Haus der Deustchen Kunst zu Munchen Juli bis auf weiteres
Munich: Verlag F. Bruckmann, 1941. First edition. Text in German. Trade Paperback. Minor wear and creasing to the spine and the edges and a tear to the fore-edge of page 23 in the notes section, else very good plus; in illustrated wraps. 97 pages of catalogue, 68 pages of b&w plates, 48 pages of advertisements and spaces for notes. 
A catalogue from a 1941 show at the Museum of German Art in Munich, which exhibits the German works that Hitler wanted to be models for future works. An interesting combination of history, art, and propaganda. Frontispiece photograph of Hitler. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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4 (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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5 Ambrose, Stephen E. THE VICTORS: Eisenhower and his Boys: The Men of World War II
(New York): Simon & Schuster, (1998). 068485628X / 9780684856285 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 396 pages; sources; and index. 
Illustrated with two double-page maps and forty-eight pages of photographic plates, this detailed military history offers tales of personal combat experiences along with accounts of various troops' activities making their way from small to large battles. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 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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7 Bradley, Omar N. and Clay Blair A GENERAL'S LIFE: An Autobiography
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1983). 0671410237 / 9780671410230 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in black boards with gilt spine stamping; in a fine, photo-pictorial dust jacket. Tall octavo. 752 pages, including notes, index. Illustrated with photographs. Map endpapers. 
The candid and informative autobiography of one of the main field commanders in North Africa and Europe during World War II. General Bradley was the first officer assigned to the post of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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(Osceola, Wisconsin): Motorbooks International Publishers & Wholesalers, (1993). 0879388013 / 9780879388010 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Very faint soiling and two tiny dots of stain to the front endpapers, else very nearly fine in red cloth with gilt lettering to the spine; in a photo-pictorial dust jacket. 240 pages, frontispiece illustration, bibliography, and an index. Quarto. 
A history of the Gestapo, the Nazi Secret State Police, from a small department in the Prussian State Police under Hermann Goering to one of the most feared branches of the Nazis, with two hundred and twenty-nine b&w photographs and illustrations. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9 Carse, Robert; Grant, Gordon, illustrator THERE GO THE SHIPS
New York: William Morrow & Co., 1942. B0007DXV2O First edition, first printing. Hardcover. About near fine, with the expected age-toning to the pages, light use; in tangerine cloth with black illustrative devices and lettering; in an age-toned, spine-faded, nicked and worn very good only dust jacket, with horizontal closed tear to spine panel. 
A Story of the Merchant Marine at War. With a Title Page and Twelve Full-Page Drawings by Gordon Grant. Front endsheet dated in the year of publication and SIGNED by the illustrator, Gordon Grant, with the salutation, "Hoping some ships come to." 
Price: 50.00 USD
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10 Casewit, Curtis W. MOUNTAIN TROOPERS! The Story of the Tenth Mountain Division
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, (1972). 0690565666 / 9780690565669 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Two tiny dots of pale stain to fore-edge, else fine, in turquoise cloth with black spine titling; in a somewhat age-darkened dust jacket that shows some light edgewear. Wraparound jacket art by Rus Anderson. Illustrated with photographs. 
Vigorous account of one of the most unusual units in the US Army during WWII, who, when they went into combat in the mountains of Italy in 1944, were able to break through the German "Gothic Line" and speed the end of the war in Europe. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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11 Davis, Washington M. LOVE, WAR, AND HATE
Philadelphia: Dorrance & Company, (1976.) First edition. Hardcover. Fine first in fine dust jacket with illustration of black soldiers riding in jeep waving at a German girl. 
Octavo. Black author not only relates battle stories, but also relates affair with German girl that resulted in her almost being murdered by white American soldiers. Shocking reading. 85pp., photographs. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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12 de Jong, L. and Stoppelman, Joseph W.F. THE LION RAMPANT: The Story of Holland's Resistance to the Nazi's
New York: Querido, (1945). First edition in English. Hardcover. Very good in blue cloth with a faded spine, wear and fraying to the spine edges, one bumped upper corner tip, and some offsetting to the map-illustrated endpapers; in an age-toned illustrated dust jacket with general shelfwear. 
A history of the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands during World War II. This account tells the story of German suppression and the heroic Dutch resistance; includes the role of the churches and the country's youth. Written during the occupation. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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13 Deighton, Len BLITZKRIEG: From the Rise of Hitler to the Fall of Dunkirk
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, (1980). 0394510208 / 9780394510200 Book club edition. Hardcover. An upper corner tip lightly bruised, fore-edge mildly soiled, thus near fine; in an age-toned, near fine photo-pictorial dust jacket with a hint of edgewear. 295 pages, including index. Illustrated with photographs. 
Espionage author Deighton applies his encyclopedic knowledge of the leaders, the weaponry, the strategy and tactics of WWII to the horrendous blitz of 1940: when Nazi troops swept across a dazed Europe leaving Britain exposed and alone. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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14 Dick, Bernard F. THE STAR-SPANGLED SCREEN: The American World War II Film
(Lexington, Kentucky): The University Press of Kentucky, (1985). 0813101549 / 9780813101545 First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in red cloth, in a photo-pictorial dust jacket that has light general edge wear, small light abrasions and indentations to the front panel, and a slightly faded spine panel. 
An in-depth study of American WWII films, focusing mainly on films made during the war itself. With filmographies, notes, biographical essays and two indexes. Illustrated with black-and-white film stills. 294 pgs. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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15 Dickinson, Peter PERFECT GALLOWS
New York: Pantheon Books, (1988). 0394563115 / 9780394563114 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Upper corner tips lightly bumped, else very nearly fine, in an illustrated dust jacket. Beautiful jacket illustration by Robert Goldstrom of a roomful of doves with a hanged body reflected in each bird's eye. 
A novel of suspense from the man the Boston Globe called the "master of the literate thriller," and the author of THE GLASS-SIDED ANTS' NEST and THE POISON ORACLE. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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16 Friessner, Hans VERRATENE SCHLACHTEN: Die Tragodie der deitschen Wehrmacht in Rumanien und Ungarn
Hamburg: Holsten-Verlag, (1956). First edition, first printing. Text in German. Hardcover. Upper corner tips slightly bumped, very good plus in black stamped grey linen; in a very good plus dust jacket with soiling, tears, nicks, creases to the shelf edges. Octavo. 
Generaloberst Friessner offers a personal, detailed military account of the plans, operations, battles, & results in Hungary and Romania during 1944. 276 pages; numerous military plan maps including 3 fold-outs; and 15 photo-plates including Hitler. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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17 Gaylord, Colonel Bradley CEILING MINUS FORTY
No place: Privately Printed , [1942]. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Faint foxing to the page edges, mild age-toning to the extremities, else near fine in stringbound stiff wraps with pattern illustrated dust jacket attached, as issued. 16mo. 65 pages. 
Presentation copy, inscribed and SIGNED by the author to a "comrade in arms in North Africa." "Colonel Bradley Gaylord was onboard HMS Seraph in 1942 for "Operation Kingpin," the retrieval of General Giraud from Vichy France." Scarce! 
Price: 75.00 USD
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18 Henderson, Sir Nevile FAILURE OF A MISSION: Berlin 1937-1939
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1940). 04044146708 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Minor shelfwear to the lower edges, and a tiny white dot to the rear cover, else near fine in burgundy cloth wih embossed initials to the front cover and gilt lettering to the spine; no dust jacket. 334 pages; frontispiece photograph of Henderson. 
An account of the years leading up to World War II in Berlin, by a diplomat of the British government, who worked with Hitler and the Nazi party to attempt to maintain peace before Germany's invasion of Poland. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1970). B0006D6VPE Second printing. Hardcover. Mild shelfwear, else near fine in black cloth with gilt lettering to the spine; in a photo-pictorial dust jacket. 224 pages, thirty-four b&w plates, note on biographical sources, and an index. 
The story of Operation Diadem, culminating on June 4, 1944 with the capture of Rome, the greatest triumph of the Italian campaign--often overshadowed by the invasion of Normandy, made possible in part because German troops were busy defending Rome. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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20 Kersten, Felix THE KERSTEN MEMOIRS 1940-1945
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1957. B0006AV0W6 First U.S. edition, first printing. Superior Court Judge Hilton Herbert McCabe's copy with his bookplate to the front endpaper. Hardcover. Penciled notation to the lower margin of one page, a near fine copy in black cloth with silver-embossed spine and cover titles; in a lightly shelfworn pictorial dust jacket showing nicks, tiny tears, and minor patches of rubbing. 
Attached to the front endpaper of this copy is an envelope containing an original typed note of three lines (in German), SIGNED by the author, Dr. Felix Kersten, who was personal physician to the Reichsfuhrer SS Heinrich Himmler. An uncommon signature. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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