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Caraccilo, Dominic J.
Few American prisoners of war during World War II suffered more than the group that was captured on the Bataan Peninsula in the Philippines. The men were forced to endure the infamous Death March, a series of overcrowded prison camps, and the 'hell ships' transporting them to Japan and Korea. Among them was Colonel Irvin Alexander, who recounts his harrowing experience as a captive of the Japanese. As a midlevel commander, he knew the politics behind the surrender in April 1942, but he also suffered with the rest of the men through a horrific confinement. This is the story of one man's struggle to survive a brutal, often unfathomable captivity.342pp.
Stackpole Books,U.S., 2005, Paperback, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0811732487
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Inventory #14081
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.00 approx. - € 7.95 approx.)
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Schwarzer, William
This is a story about the birth of airpower and the people who fought for its existence. A staunch advocate of airpower, Brigadier General William Mitchell's ideas were controversial in a time when the general and the admiral were deemed the sole proprietors of modern warfare. His historic bombing trials and personal journey to show the full military potential of airpower would lead him into a national controversy and a phyrric outcome. 88pp.
Aerial Perspective, 2003, Paperback, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. Second Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0974860204
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Inventory #19032
Price: £ 5.00 GBP ($ 6.00 approx. - € 5.30 approx.)
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Chernus, Ira
During the Second World War, Dwight D. Eisenhower formulated an ideology that encompassed deeply held ideas about human nature, society, and political life. From the day the war ended, Eisenhower promoted this ideology; he considered the production of words as an end in itself, essential to the real business of governing. During his years as Army Chief of Staff, president of Columbia University, Allied Commander in Europe, and candidate for President of the United States, Eisenhower continuously emphasised the inspirational value of the spoken word. This book reveals how one man helped construct the sense of national and global insecurity that pervaded American life for decades. 366pp.
Michigan State University Press, 2002, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Like New. . D/J in Protective Wrapper. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 087013616X
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Inventory #6204
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 15.00 approx. - € 13.25 approx.)
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Montgomery, Bernard Law
Montgomery commanded the Eighth Army from 13th August 1942 until the 31st December 1943, and the 21st Army Group from 1st January 1944 until the German surrender on 5th May, 1945. These 2 accounts (concerned with the victorious campaigns of both Armies during the periods they were under his command) were written by him shortly after the end of the war, when they were published as separate books. The texts are taken from his personal war diaries and are distinguished by his incisive style. The whole strategy and course of these two campaigns are presented to the reader with great clarity and accuracy. There are 80 pages of 2-colour maps and diagrams. El Alamein was the turning point in the war: from that momentous battle the tide against Germany turned. During the time the Eighth Army was commanded by Monty it lost not a single action, and when Monty was transferred to Europe in December 1943, Winston Churchill wrote to him: 'The immortal march of the Eighth Army from the gates of Cairo along the African shore, through Sicily, has now carried its ever victorious soldiers far into Italy towards the gates of Rome.' In the second account: Normany to the Baltic, the Field Marshal unfolds that greater task - the planning and implementation of the greatest invasion the world has ever known - Operation Overlord. He describes the whole plan behind D Day and the Battle of Normandy. He continues with the battle for Caen and the capture of Cherbourg, the closing of the Falaise Pocket and the crossing of the Seine - through into the Low Countries and the battle of Arnhem and the famous Battle of the Ardennes. He concludes with the battle of the Rhineland, the crossing of the Rhine and the rush across northern Germany to the final surrender. N.B. Head and tail of spine and D/J spine bumped. Corners of D/J rubbed. D/J spine slightly faded. Previous owners inscription on ffep. Edges of title page marked. 421pp.
Barrie & Jenkins, 1973, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition with This Publisher. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 0214669017
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Inventory #23465
Price: £ 20.00 GBP ($ 24.00 approx. - € 21.20 approx.)
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Nagel, Paul C.
This historical biography traces seven generations of the Lee family in America, from its founder, Richard Lee, in 1640 to the death of its most famous son, Robert E.Lee, in 1870. 332pp. N.B. Inside of D/J marked. Edges of D/J slightly creased. Mark to rear D/J.
Oxford University Press, 1990, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0195053850
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Inventory #29149
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 18.00 approx. - € 15.90 approx.)
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