New York: Reader's Digest Association INc, 1942. Paperback. Includes articles on WWII - "The Heroic Defense of the Philippines"; Cigarette Ad Fact and Fiction, "Do the Nazis Know They're Licked?", "Malta: Most Bombed Spot on Earth", "How the Negro Fights for Freedom" by Stanley Hugh, "I was a German Hostage", "Victory Through Air Power" and more. Illustrated side stapled wrappers with grey title to front cover. Minor soiling / wear to covers. Clean interior overall. 170 pages. PER/040820. Very Good.
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1918. Hardcover. Rare military service record of Brigadier General Frank Parker (1872-1947). Presentation inscription from Parker "To C. Van U. in memory of the Great Days together - F.P. - Bridge Head, Easter, 1919". Includes service record, facsimiles of orders and telegraphs, as well as a list of decorations of Brig. Gen. Frank Parker from 1918 - 1919 during which he was awarded the War Cross of France with Palm, Commander of the Legion of Honor of France with second Palm of War Cross, Commander of the Order of the Crown of Belgium, D.S.M., and Third Palm on War Cross. Parker served in a tour of Lorraine, the second Battle of the Marne, the Battle of St. Mihiel Salient, the Battle between the Meuse and the Argonne Forest, and more. Bound in full red leather with gilt title and dates to spine. Gilt rules and swastikas to both boards. Rubbing and wear to boards, edges, spine ends, and corners. Evidence of a removed sticker to front board (about 1 x 2 inches) with surface sheen of leather removed in this small area. Adhesive remnants to front pastedown where a bookplate was removed. Browning to interior, mostly along margins. Unpaginated with blank sheets bound in at rear to fill out an otherwise thin binding. [Approximately 150 pages, of which about 100 have text printed on one side (so, about 50 pages of text).] WWI/011221. Very Good.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1997. Hardcover. Near fine in Fine light blue and white illustrated dust jacket with red title to front and spine panels. Previous owner's name to front free end page. Else is pristine. Photographic illustrations throughout. Index, 512 pages. World War II. WWII/1163. Near Fine / Fine.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. Hardcover. "This book explains why El Alamein is such a controvesial battle. Based on an intensive readigin of the contemporary sources, including the extensive and recently declassified British bugging of Axis prisoners of war, Simon Ball turns Alamein on its head, explainig it as a cultural defeat for Britain" (jacket). Fine in white cloth covered boards with metallic purple title to spine. In illustrated dust jacket with dark purple to white spine. Clean and bright. 250 pages. WWII/052819. Fine / Fine.
London: Cassell and Company, (1949). Hardcover. Near fine. No Jacket. 8vo. In black cloth covered boards with gilt title stamp to spine. Slight bumping to head/foot of Interior is clean and bright with patterned grey endpapers. Contains fold-out maps and charts. Index, 683 pages. CHURCHILL/061204. Near Fine.
Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2001. Hardcover. First Edition. Inscribed on title page: To Barry A distinguished member of the old Breed, Semper fi, Jim." Dickenson was a Washington journalist who served in the Marines in the 1950s. The book is inscribed to Barry Zorthian, the U.S. government spokesman to the media in Saigon in the 1960s. Bound in red cloth with black and red pictorial dust jacket with photo of a Marine on the front cover. In near fine condition. 232 pages. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.
New York: E.P. Dutton and Co., 1940. Hardcover. 8vo. Blue cloth boards with red title to spine and front board. Fading to spine. Clean, bright interior. Grey and white illustrated dust jacket with faded orange spine panel and white title to spine. Chipping and wear to edges of dust jacket. Small open tear to rear panel of jacket. 121 pages. WWII/012307. Very Good / Good.
Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 2017. Hardcover. First Edition. This book "tells the dramatic stories of the journalists who covered World War I for the American public. Dubbs draws on personal accounts from contemporary newspaper and magazine articles and books to convey the experiences of the journalists of World War I, from the western front to the Balkans to the Paris Peace Conference" (jacket). Fine in grey cloth boards with gilt title to spine. In white illustrated jacket with grey spine titled in white. Clean and bright. 294 pages. WWI/060517. Fine / Fine.
London: William Heinemann, 1916. Hardcover. A nice copy of Gosse's essays from World War I, which first appeared in the Edinburgh Review. He writes of war and literature, the unity of France and desecration of French monuments, the neutrality of Sweden and more. Bound in three quarter brown leather with blue cloth covers. Spine has faded and has a couple of small chips at top edge. Marbled endpapers. Interior pages also very good. Small octavo. 248 pages including index. LIT/030421. Very Good.