world war II

Criteria:
  • Keyword = world war II
Page:1237Next ›Modify search
Showing 1 to 30 of 190
  • DROWN ALL THE DOGS: A Neil Hockaday Mystery. by Adcock, Thomas.
    Adcock, Thomas.
    DROWN ALL THE DOGS: A Neil Hockaday Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pocket Books, (1994) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third novel in the Edgar award series featuring NYC police detective Neil Hockaday who journeys to Ireland twith Ruby Flagg to try and get more information about his father who disappeared in World War II. He visits "his last remaining relative, terminally ill Uncle Liam. But as Neil and Ruby fly into Dublin airport, back home in Hell's Kitchen, explosive events occur. A retired priest, a family friend from Neil's youth, shoots himself; a young Irish copper plunges naked to his death from an apartment; and Neil's cop pal Davy Mogaill, being interrogated about the bombing death of his Irish wife, answers by placing his own handgun…

    (more)

    New York: Pocket Books, (1994) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third novel in the Edgar award series featuring NYC police detective Neil Hockaday who journeys to Ireland twith Ruby Flagg to try and get more information about his father who disappeared in World War II. He visits "his last remaining relative, terminally ill Uncle Liam. But as Neil and Ruby fly into Dublin airport, back home in Hell's Kitchen, explosive events occur. A retired priest, a family friend from Neil's youth, shoots himself; a young Irish copper plunges naked to his death from an apartment; and Neil's cop pal Davy Mogaill, being interrogated about the bombing death of his Irish wife, answers by placing his own handgun to his ear. While Hockaday dreams about a heroic father he never met (he died in WW II), his flesh-and-blood da's past is gradually revealed, disclosing how the Irish hatred for England allowed a group of wartime academics to embrace fascist principles." (PW) SIGNED on title page. 341 pp. ISBN: 0-671770411.

    (less)

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 84170
    View cart More details Price: $30.00
  • Bacon, Ursula.
    SHANGHAI DIARY : A Young Girl's Journey from Hitler's Hate to War-Torn China.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format) for the 2nd edition (originally published in 2002.)

    Milwaukie, OR: M Press, (2004.). In 1939, when she was just 11 years old, Ursula and her parents were among the last Jewish families to be able to get out of Germany - and at the time, when of the few places open to Jews was the city of Shanghai, the 'armpit' of the world as one sailor described it. Twenty-thousand Jews found refuge in this city already teeming with people; this is an account of the hardships they encountered, but also the friendships and the helpfulness, and also an account of coming to age in a world torn by war. A fascinating account. Photographs. 267 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed white wrappers

    Book ID: 30650
    View cart More details Price: $25.00
  • HUMAN SMOKE: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization. by Baker, Nicholson.
    Baker, Nicholson.
    HUMAN SMOKE: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2008.) dj. Hardcover first edition - From the dust jacket - a "deeply moving indictment of the treasured myths that have romanticized much of the 1930s and '40s. Incorporating meticulous research and well-documented sources -- including newspaper and magazine articles, radio speeches, memoirs, and diaries -- the book juxtaposes hundreds of interrelated moments of decision, brutality, suffering, and mercy. Vivid glimpses of political leaders and their dissenters illuminate and examine the gradual, horrifying advance toward overt global war and Holocaust." Extensive notes, index. 566 pp. ISBN: 1416567844.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 50941
    View cart More details Price: $18.00
  • BEHIND THE GLORY. by Barris, Ted.
    Barris, Ted.
    BEHIND THE GLORY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Toronto: Macmillan Canada, (1992.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Based on the author's interviews with more than 200 instructors, this is the story of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan - "the plan that won the allied air war." In five years, the BCATP turned over 200,000 young men and teenagers into seasoned aircrew. SIGNED on the title page with "All the best" and dated in the year of publication. Sixteen pages of photographs. Notes, sources, index. Map endpapers. viii, 358 pp. ISBN: 0-771591764.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (inscription on front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 42430
    View cart More details Price: $30.00
  • UNTIL OUR LAST BREATH: A Holocaust Story of Love and Partisan Resistance. by Bart, Michael and Laurel Corona.
    Bart, Michael and Laurel Corona.
    UNTIL OUR LAST BREATH: A Holocaust Story of Love and Partisan Resistance.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2008) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Following his fathers death, and with his mother in failing health, Michael Bart embarked on a ten-year research project to find out more details about his parents time in the Vilna ghetto, where they met, fell in love, and married, and about their activities as members of the Jewish resistance. . . . Shortly before the total liquidation of the ghetto, Zenia and Leizer, along with about 120 members of the underground, were able to escape to the Rudnicki forest, about 25 miles away. They became part of the Jewish partisan fighting group led by Abba Kovnerknown as the Avengerswhich carried out sabotage missions against the Nazi army…

    (more)

    New York: St Martin's, (2008) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Following his fathers death, and with his mother in failing health, Michael Bart embarked on a ten-year research project to find out more details about his parents time in the Vilna ghetto, where they met, fell in love, and married, and about their activities as members of the Jewish resistance. . . . Shortly before the total liquidation of the ghetto, Zenia and Leizer, along with about 120 members of the underground, were able to escape to the Rudnicki forest, about 25 miles away. They became part of the Jewish partisan fighting group led by Abba Kovnerknown as the Avengerswhich carried out sabotage missions against the Nazi army and eventually participated in the liberation of Vilna." SIGNED on the front endpaper by co-author Laurel Corona and dated in the year of publication. Photographs, notes, bibliography. xxviii, 306 pp. ISBN: 978-0312378073.

    (less)

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76403
    View cart More details Price: $30.00
  • BART. MEMOIRS OF FRANK H. BARTHOLOMEW. President of United Press, 1955-58; United Press International, 1958-62. by Bartholomew, Frank H. (1899-1985)
    Bartholomew, Frank H. (1899-1985)
    BART. MEMOIRS OF FRANK H. BARTHOLOMEW. President of United Press, 1955-58; United Press International, 1958-62.

    Edition: First printing.

    Sonoma, CA: Vine Book Press, (1983) dj. Hardcover first edition - Bartholomew grew up in the San Francisco Bay area, and his careeer in journalism included covering the 1925 earthquake in Santa Barbara, but was most significant as a World War II correspondent in the Pacific. New Guinea, and Okinawa. Includes an account of the Battle of Okinawa, as well as personal reminiscences of his meetings with Winston S. Churchill and accounts of the 'fail safe' patrols of the post War era. Bartholomew was also the founder of the Buena Vista Vinyards winery. Illustrated with photographs. 231 pp.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 88187
    View cart More details Price: $27.50
  • THE LAST MANDARIN. by Becker, Stephen.
    Becker, Stephen.
    THE LAST MANDARIN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1979). Hardcover first edition - The second of his novels set in post-World War II China, where Becker lived for four years - "In January 1949, Jack Burnham (thirty five, ex-major, ex-guerilla, ex-Christian and born-again rebel, who has quarreled with, among others, God and MacArthur) is asked by the U.S. government to fly into Peking and track down a Japanese war criminal." A suspenseful novel, set in a Peking on the verge of falling to the Chinese Communists, a love story and also an exploration of the good and evil in man. 294 pp. Wraparound dust jacket by Peter Cox. ISBN: 0-394499271.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (remainder mark, crease to edge of dj flap, some sunning to spine of dj, minor edgewear)

    Book ID: 69364
    View cart More details Price: $18.50
  • THE MITFORD AFFAIR. by Benedict, Marie.
    Benedict, Marie.
    THE MITFORD AFFAIR.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Naperville: Sourcebooks Landmark, (2023). First edition - Novel based on the lives of the six Mitford sisters in the years between the World Wars - each more beautiful, eccentric and brilliant than the next - but when Diana divorces her wealthy husband to marry a fascist leader, and Unity follows her to Munich, novelist Nancy Mitford must choose between family and country. Includes a novelist's note and reading group guide. 337 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 88528
    View cart More details Price: $21.50
  • THE VILDE AFFAIR: Beginnings of the French Resistance. by Blumenson, Martin.
    Blumenson, Martin.
    THE VILDE AFFAIR: Beginnings of the French Resistance.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1977. dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of Boris Vilde and the beginnings of the French Resistance in Paris, after the fall of France to the Nazis in June 1940, by this noted World War II historian. Based on access to documents not previously accessible, and interviews with the survivors and families of those who were executed. Illustrated with photographs. Author's note, index. xiv, 287 pp. ISBN: 0-395253500.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket. (price-clipped)

    Book ID: 88205
    View cart More details Price: $21.50
  • AIR SCOUT MANUAL. by Boy Scouts of America, James E. West, foreword.
    Boy Scouts of America, James E. West, foreword.
    AIR SCOUT MANUAL.

    Edition: 2nd printing (as indicated by the code ending in 143 on the title page) just a few months after the

    New York: Boy Scouts of America,
    1942
    . An uncommon 1942 manual (marked "proof edition" on title page) of an aviation training program offered to the Boy Scouts of America at the beginning of the Second World War. Illustrated throughout with photographs, maps and drawings. Both the first and second printings were limited to 10,000 copies each. Glossary, bibliography, index. vii, 442 pp.

    Condition: Good overall - gift inscription to a scout on the first page, which had become detached and is now taped back in. Some wear to the covers, contents clean and tight.

    Book ID: 85794
    Keywords: Aviation, world war ii
    View cart More details Price: $35.00
  • CUT IS THE BRANCH. by Butler, Charles Edward.
    Butler, Charles Edward.
    CUT IS THE BRANCH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1945. Hardcover first edition - The poet's first book, a volume from the Yale Series of Younger Poets. Foreword by Archibald Macleish, who notes that this is a book by a soldier, dedicated to soldiers but not a war book, rather a witness to war. At the time this was published, Butler was still serving in the Air Force in England. 61 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, no dust jacket,

    Book ID: 83284
    View cart More details Price: $12.50
  • TARGET OF OPPORTUNITY. by Byrd, Max.
    Byrd, Max.
    TARGET OF OPPORTUNITY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (1988) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel of international political intrigue, deception and suspense: a murder in 1980s California turns out to have roots in the Resistance in occupied France. 279 pp. ISBN: 0-553-052950.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 5523
    View cart More details Price: $16.50
  • TARGET OF OPPORTUNITY. by Byrd, Max.
    Byrd, Max.
    TARGET OF OPPORTUNITY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (1988) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel of international political intrigue, deception and suspense: a murder in 1980s California turns out to have roots in the Resistance in occupied France. SIGNED by the author, 279 pp. ISBN: 0-553-052950.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dust jacket (name in book.)

    Book ID: 61482
    View cart More details Price: $27.50
  • THIRTEEN TANGOS FOR STRAVINSKY. by Cardona-Hine, Alvaro.
    Cardona-Hine, Alvaro.
    THIRTEEN TANGOS FOR STRAVINSKY.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Santa Fe, NM: Sherman Asher Publishing, (1999). SIGNED first edition - The story of the poet's boyhood in California, where he arrived from his native Costa Rica in 1939 at age twelve. Cover praise from Marjorie Agosin, among others who called it a "lyrical memoir shaped by an exquisite language and a wise heart." IINSCRIBED on the half title page - "To --- the delights of meeting" and dated in 2000. 140 pp. ISBN: 1-890932078.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 54529
    View cart More details Price: $17.50
  • Carroll, James.
    MEMORIAL BRIDGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - Epic novel which spams the years from depression-era, gangster-controlled Irish Chicago, to the early years of the FBI, wartime Washington, the defeat of Hitler, i and finally to Vietnam. 495 pp. ISBN: 0-395511364.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (faint name on front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 31600
    View cart More details Price: $14.00
  • MASAI DREAMING. by Cartwright, Justin.
    Cartwright, Justin.
    MASAI DREAMING.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    London: Macmillan, (1993). SIGNED hardcover - The author's sixth book - "A provocative novel about a disillusioned writer who travels to Africa to research a screenplay [about an early anthropologist.] Cartwright tellingly contrasts the supposed savagery of the dark continent with the very real barbarism of Nazi Germany and the modern world." (Esquire) SIGNED on the title page. 291 pp. ISBN: 0-333592816.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (appears unread, toning to the edge of the textblock).

    Book ID: 72300
    Keywords: Fiction, world war ii
    View cart More details Price: $21.50
  • A WORLD TO LIVE IN: Selected Articles from the Rotarian Magazine Elucidating the Problem of Establishing a Peaceful and a Just World Order. by Case, Leland D., editor. Foreword by J. Raymond Tiffany.
    Case, Leland D., editor. Foreword by J. Raymond Tiffany.
    A WORLD TO LIVE IN: Selected Articles from the Rotarian Magazine Elucidating the Problem of Establishing a Peaceful and a Just World Order.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    Chicago: Rotary International, (1942). Articles in which thirty men - including H. G. Wells, Norman Douglas, John Dewey, F. W. Sollman, Ricardo J. Alfaro, Henry Ford and others - explore problems which will become acute when World War II ends. 96 pp.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated gold and black wrappers.

    Book ID: 84870
    View cart More details Price: $15.00
  • Chesnoff, Richard Z.
    PACK OF THIEVES: How Hitler and Europe Plundered the Jews and Committed the Greatest Theft in History.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1999.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Prize-winning journalist's expose of the 'detailed systematic looting' of Europe's Jews - by the Nazis, their collaborators, the neutrals, and even the Allies, to steal billions form the Jews of Europe before, during, and after the Holocaust - even 50 years later, assets are still being held in Swiss banks. Photographs, notes, bibliography, index. 325 pp. ISBN: 0-385487630.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket. (slight spine slant.)

    Book ID: 38151
    View cart More details Price: $14.00
  • THE OTHER HALF: A Self-Portrait. by Clark, Kenneth (1903-1983)
    Clark, Kenneth (1903-1983)
    THE OTHER HALF: A Self-Portrait.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1977) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second autobiography by this English art historian, museum director, and broadcaster. who is best known for the landmark television program "Civilizatipm." - "beginning with the hazardous evacuation of the National Gallery pictures to the safety of a slate quarry in Wales at the beginning of World War II and ending with a calm look at a lifetime of accomplishment". Illustrated with photographs. Index. 259 pp. ISBN: 006010774X.

    Condition: Fine in burgundy cloth with gilt lettering on spine in a near fine dust jacket (price-clipped).

    Book ID: 88909
    View cart More details Price: $16.50
  • SAYONARAVILLE. by Colbert, Curt.
    Colbert, Curt.
    SAYONARAVILLE.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Los Angeles: Uglytown Productions, (2003). SIGNED first edition - The second in this series set in Seattle in the years after World War II and featuring Jake Rossiter and Miss Jenkins. "Who chopped off insurance agent Henry Jamison's head with a Samurai sword, and why? While trying to figure this out, Seattle private detective Jake Rossiter also has to deal with his recently promoted junior partner, Miss Jenkins, who is about to take on the Hashimoto family as clients for her first official case. Rossiter, an ex-marine who finished out World War II in the Pacific just a few years ago, couldn't care less about the Hashimotos -- Japanese Americans who were interned during the war and subsequently lost…

    (more)

    Los Angeles: Uglytown Productions, (2003). SIGNED first edition - The second in this series set in Seattle in the years after World War II and featuring Jake Rossiter and Miss Jenkins. "Who chopped off insurance agent Henry Jamison's head with a Samurai sword, and why? While trying to figure this out, Seattle private detective Jake Rossiter also has to deal with his recently promoted junior partner, Miss Jenkins, who is about to take on the Hashimoto family as clients for her first official case. Rossiter, an ex-marine who finished out World War II in the Pacific just a few years ago, couldn't care less about the Hashimotos -- Japanese Americans who were interned during the war and subsequently lost their Seattle dimestore in a suspicious fire." INSCRIBED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 287 pp. ISBN: 0-972441212.

    (less)

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers with self-flaps (in a protective cover).

    Book ID: 73920
    View cart More details Price: $21.50
  • RAT CITY. by Colbert, Curt.
    Colbert, Curt.
    RAT CITY.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Los Angeles: Uglytown Productions, (2001). SIGNED first edition - The first book in this series set in Seattle in the years after World War II and featuring private investigator Jake Rossiter and his assistant Miss Jenkins (who is eager to be an investigator herself). A young Negro jazzman has gone missing and his proud father will not give up hope. "SIGNED on the title page. 361 pp. ISBN: 0-966347358.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (in a protective cover).

    Book ID: 74124
    View cart More details Price: $25.00
  • JACOB'S LADDER. by Collins, Alan.
    Collins, Alan.
    JACOB'S LADDER.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Dutton, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - Australian writer's first novel, a coming of age story originally published as 'The Boys from Bondi'. Set in Sydney during the depression and World War II, this is the story of two orphaned Jewish boys, who wind up in a home filled with refugees from the Nazis. ISBN: 0-525-672729.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder line.)

    Book ID: 83590
    View cart More details Price: $14.50
  • FLYING BLIND: A Novel of Amelia Earhart. by Collins, Max Allan.
    Collins, Max Allan.
    FLYING BLIND: A Novel of Amelia Earhart.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - The ninth Nathan Heller novel, one with a convincing blend of history and speculation. In 1970, Heller has been persuaded by an Earhart researcher to revisit Saipan where he believed she had been held after her disappearance in 1937 on a flight around the world, Back in 1935, Nate Heller was hired by her publicity-hungry husband to escort Amelia Earhart on a speaking tour due to numerous death threats, and they became very close. During World War II, after her disappearance Heller is enlisted in a clandestine search of Japanese waters for her and he discovers a treacherous plot involving marital betrayal and the U.S. government. His failed attempted rescue…

    (more)

    New York: Dutton, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - The ninth Nathan Heller novel, one with a convincing blend of history and speculation. In 1970, Heller has been persuaded by an Earhart researcher to revisit Saipan where he believed she had been held after her disappearance in 1937 on a flight around the world, Back in 1935, Nate Heller was hired by her publicity-hungry husband to escort Amelia Earhart on a speaking tour due to numerous death threats, and they became very close. During World War II, after her disappearance Heller is enlisted in a clandestine search of Japanese waters for her and he discovers a treacherous plot involving marital betrayal and the U.S. government. His failed attempted rescue then leads him to return, many years later, to extract his final revenge. . Author's note. 343 pp. ISBN: 0-525943110.

    (less)

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 87658
    View cart More details Price: $18.50
  • FLYING BLIND: A Novel of Amelia Earhart. by Collins, Max Allan.
    Collins, Max Allan.
    FLYING BLIND: A Novel of Amelia Earhart.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The ninth Nathan Heller novel, one with a convincing blend of history and speculation. In 1970, Heller has been persuaded by an Earhart researcher to revisit Saipan where he believed she had been held after her disappearance in 1937 on a flight around the world, Back in 1935, Nate Heller was hired by her publicity-hungry husband to escort Amelia Earhart on a speaking tour due to numerous death threats, and they became very close. During World War II, after her disappearance Heller is enlisted in a clandestine search of Japanese waters for her and he discovers a treacherous plot involving marital betrayal and the U.S. government. His failed attempted…

    (more)

    New York: Dutton, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The ninth Nathan Heller novel, one with a convincing blend of history and speculation. In 1970, Heller has been persuaded by an Earhart researcher to revisit Saipan where he believed she had been held after her disappearance in 1937 on a flight around the world, Back in 1935, Nate Heller was hired by her publicity-hungry husband to escort Amelia Earhart on a speaking tour due to numerous death threats, and they became very close. During World War II, after her disappearance Heller is enlisted in a clandestine search of Japanese waters for her and he discovers a treacherous plot involving marital betrayal and the U.S. government. His failed attempted rescue then leads him to return, many years later, to extract his final revenge. SIGNED on the title page. Author's note. 343 pp. ISBN: 0-525943110.

    (less)

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78358
    View cart More details Price: $35.00
  • PUSHING THE LIMITS: AMERICAN WOMEN 1940-1961: The Young Oxford History of Women in the United States, Volume 9. by (Cott, Nancy F., General Editor) May, Elaine Tyler .
    (Cott, Nancy F., General Editor) May, Elaine Tyler .
    PUSHING THE LIMITS: AMERICAN WOMEN 1940-1961: The Young Oxford History of Women in the United States, Volume 9.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press, (1994.). Hardcover first edition - The ninth volume in this excellent series - the first multivolume series of the public and private lives of women over four centuries, each written by a distinguished historian. Illustrated throughout with photographs. Chronology, suggestions for further reading, index. 143 pp. ISBN: 0-19-508084x.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated boards (stamp on front endpaper.) Other titles in this series available.

    Book ID: 48410
    View cart More details Price: $15.00
  • VIPER'S TAIL. by Crowley, Tom.
    Crowley, Tom.
    VIPER'S TAIL.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Lutz, FL: Down and Out Books, (2013). SIGNED first edition - The author's first thriller set in Thailand introducing former US Army Ranger Matt Chance. A leading American research scientist, investigating a mysterious viral outbreak in China, is found dead in unusual circumstances in the Northern jungles of Thailand. Matt is recruited by the U.S. Center for Disease Control, fronting for the CIA, to look into the death, and discovers the deaths are linked into a conspiracy dating back to World War II. SIGNED on the half title page. Crowley is a Vietnam vet who made his home in Bangkok many years ago and who worked for an NGO in one of the city's slums. Glossary, sources, 201 pp. ISBN: 978-1937495732.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (new) .

    Book ID: 78777
    View cart More details Price: $25.00
  • THE DAY OF THE PANZER: A Story of American Heroisom and Sacrifice in Southern France. by Danby, Jeff.
    Danby, Jeff.
    THE DAY OF THE PANZER: A Story of American Heroisom and Sacrifice in Southern France.

    Edition: First printing.

    Philadelphia & Newbury, UK: Casemate, (2008.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "This is a rarely detailed 'you are there' account of World War II combat [by the grandson of one of the American officers involved in the battle], describing a brief but bloody tank/infantry action in August 1944. Based on six years of research - drawing from interviews, primary documents, and visits to the battlefield. [this] transports the reader into the ranks of L Company, 15th Regiment, Third Infantry Division, and its supporting M4s of the 756th Tank Battalion as they grapple head-on with the Wehrmacht. " Photographs, maps, bibliography, notes, appendices, index. xxv, 365 pp. ISBN: 978-1932033700.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 45605
    View cart More details Price: $28.00
  • BENJAMIN O. DAVIS, JR: AMERICAN by Davis, Benjamin O., Jr.
    Davis, Benjamin O., Jr.
    BENJAMIN O. DAVIS, JR: AMERICAN

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1991. dj. Hardcover - Autobiography of the first black West Point graduate in this century who was also the first black assigned to the Army Air Corps. He went on to lead the 332d Fighter Group - the Tuskegee Airmen - during WWII., and had a distinguished career, eventually retiring as a 3 star general. Nevertheless he and wife also had to battle discrimination and segregation not only in civilian life, but on military bases. Foreword by L. Douglas Wilder, governor of Virginia. Photographs, index. x, 442 pp. ISBN: 0-87474-7422.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 68294
    View cart More details Price: $20.00
  • Davis, Dorothy Salisbury (1916 - 2014)
    THE EVENING OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1961.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first contempory non-mystery novel by this noted mystery writer - set in the US, in Naples, in war torn Germany, during the years from 1936 to 1951, this is the story of 3 generations of a mid-westerner family.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (light edgewear to the dj.) Uncommon, especially in this condition.

    Book ID: 26957
    View cart More details Price: $30.00
  • BLUE ANGEL: The Life of Marlene Dietrich. by [Dietrich, Marlene] Spoto, Donald.
    [Dietrich, Marlene] Spoto, Donald.
    BLUE ANGEL: The Life of Marlene Dietrich.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Biography of one of the most enigmatic and glamorous actresses of the 20th century: Marlene Dietrich went from cabarets of Berlin in Germany during the 1920's to Hollywood in the 1930's, to being an entertainer in World War II (and receiving the Medal of Freedom) - the title refers to Josef von Sternberg's film that catapulted here to fame. Photographs, bibliography, index, notes, 333 pp. ISBN: 0-385-425538.

    Condition: Fine in very near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52873
    View cart More details Price: $17.50