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Kamikaze: Japan's Suicide Samurai
Lamont-Brown, Raymond
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Military Errors of World War Two
Macksey, Kenneth
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Harris, David
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1 Peace in Vietnam a New Approach in Southeast Asia
You Americans don't understand. You are making beggars of our children, prostitutes of our women, and Communists of our men!" These words were uttered by a young Vietnamese teacher. They were directed at an American G. I. In Hue, South Vietnam, who had been passing out candy to a group of youngsters. The American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker organization, had been making every effort that it could to end the fighting in Vietnam. As part of this effort, a working party was appointed to search for alternatives to military force. This resulting report provides by no means the only answer, but does point out paths of action we can follow to halt war's expansion and to bring the destruction of property and human life to an end. (From the back cover) 112 pages, including 4 appendices and a selected bibliography. There is a minor crease on the front cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Hill And Wang
New York, 1966, First Edition
Softcover
Near Fine with no dust jacket


001925; 
Price: 10.12 USD
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2 Bodansky, Yossef Offensive in the Balkans: the Potential for a Wider War As a Result of Foreign Intervention in Bosnia-Herzegovina
0952007045 / 9780952007043; This book discusses the origins of this war, the local roots and the Bosnian Jihad, manipulating Washington, relations between Belgrade and Zagreb, and also between Moscow and Berlin. The author posits what he expects to happen next and includes a chapter on the former Yugoslavia. There is considerable information in this book that the average person is probably not aware of, and so makes interesting reading. 115 pages including a bibliography and a short biography about the author. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
International Media Corp. For And On Behalf Of The International Strategic Studies Association
Alexandria, Va, U. S. A., 1995, 
Softcover
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001909; 
Price: 16.56 USD
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3 Ccco Handbook for Conscientious Objectors
CCCO was founded in 1948, as the Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors. It is independent, nonprofit, and non-sectarian. CCCO, which looks forward to the time when our society will no longer have conscription (as now) , is dedicated to helping those who, in the meantime, are confronted by the draft and its demands upon them. It also assists men in the military who feel unable to continue in uniform, or can no longer carry arms. This volume contains information on SSS Form 150, The Selective System - How It Works, Conscientious Objection, In Court and Prison, and In the Armed Forces. It contains detailed information on how to claim CO status and all of the questions a claimant will be asked. Also includes and almost dizzying flow chart of how the CO registrant's claim is handled. 100 pages with bibliography. Lightly worn at spine ends and corners; there is a label on the front that says "Military Advice, Compulsory. " Complete with a card in the front to send away for updates to this book. 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" wide
CCCO
Chicago, 1971, Eleventh Edition
Softcover
Very Good


003305; 
Price: 13.80 USD
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4 Gerassi, John North Vietnam: a Documentary
John Gerassi traveled 2, 000 miles through Vietnam and has combined North Vietnamese documents, personal letters, journals and diaries, and interviews with many North Vietnamese (including Ho Chi Minh and Pham Van Dong) . Included are many startling photographs and his own observations, all to produce this shocking, overwhelming portrait of a nation at total war. 200 pages, including 24 pages of black & white photographs, 5 appendices and an index. There is also a map in the front showing the areas discussed. The top front corner is slightly bent, and a price sticker remains on the back. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc.
Indianapolis, IN, 1968, First Softcover Edition
Softcover
Near Fine with no dust jacket

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001920; 
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5 Hanley, Charles J. ; Choe, Sang-Hun; Mendoza, Martha The Bridge At No Gun Ri: a Hidden Nightmare from the Korean War
0805066586 / 9780805066586; This is the untold human story behind the killing of Korean civilians by American soldiers in the early days of the Korean War, by the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists who uncovered it. In the summer of 1950, U. S. Military forces opened fire on a group of South Korean refugees at a railroad trestle near the village of No Gun Ri. Suvivors said hundreds died, mostly women and children. Retreating U. S. Commanders had issued orders to shoot approaching civilians to guard against North Korean infiltrations among refugee columns. In this book, the three journalists tell the larger, human story behind this dark chapter of the Korean War through the eyes of the people, both Korean and American, who lived through it. 313 pages including an extensive index and 16 pages of black & white photographs. The black remainder mark on the bottom is 1 1/2" long. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Henry Holt & Company
New York, New York, U. S. A., 2001, First Edition
Hardcover
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001979; 
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6 Harris, David Our War: What We Did in Vietnam and What it Did to Us
0812925769 / 9780812925760; David Harris was the most famous draft resister of the Vietnam War. A former student body president of Stanford University, he refused to accept induction and be sent to Vietnam. As a consequence, he spent nearly two years in a federal prison. With his marriage to Joan Baez, he emerged as the leading moral voice of his generation. For the past two decades he has largely remained silent as the antiwar movement he led stood accused by critics and politicians of everything from cowardice to stab-in-the-back betrayal to frivolity. Now, in Our War, he speaks out in defense of a generation torn by one of the most divisive wars in America's history. This book is a compelling, even fevered account of stalking the war's moral shadow through the decades since its ignominious end. It is a powerful rumination on the war, the protest movement, and America's need, even now, so many years later, for a reckoning. 191 pages. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Times Books, Random House
New York, 1996, Second Printing
Hardcover
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002434; 
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7 Hilsman, Roger George Bush Vs. Saddam Hussein : Military Success! Political Failure?
0891414703 / 9780891414704; The Gulf War, contends Emeritus Professor Roger Hilsman of Columbia University, was brought on not by the clash of national interests, but by the intense personal rivalry between George Bush and Saddam Hussein. Hilsman portrays Saddam Hussein as a villain, but a villain who rose to power in a society of villains; a man driven by very real and human fears. George Bush is also a driven man. According to Hilsman, the president manipulated the press and news from the region while ignoring the counsel of many military and diplomatic experts during what some observers called his "headlong rush to war. " This is an important study, expecially in the current climate, that allows the reader to consider carefully the validity of Bush's claim to be the "foreign policy president" based on his handling of the Persian Gulf crisis. The jacket has a few wrinkles in the front and a 1/2" tear at the bottom. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Lyford Books
Novato, CA, 1992, 
Hardcover
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

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001202; 
Price: 7.36 USD
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Sowing the Wind: the Seeds of Conflict in the Middle East, Keay, John
8 Keay, John Sowing the Wind: the Seeds of Conflict in the Middle East
0393058492 / 9780393058499; The seeds of conflict in the Middle East were sown in the first sixty years of the 20th century. This book tells how and why the West earned abiding resentment from that area, and it is illuminated with lucid analysis and sparkling anecdotes set within a rich and eloquent narrative. The critical underpinnings of conflict in the Middle East are examined, and the focus is on the hard-core countries known as the fertile crescent: Egypt, Jordan, Israel/Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq. Pertinent, scholarly, and irreverent, this volume provides a uniquely ambitious and enthralling insight into the marking of the world's most fraught arena. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
W. W. Norton & Company
New York, NY, 2003, First Edition
Hardcover
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004099; 
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9 Lamont-Brown, Raymond Kamikaze: Japan's Suicide Samurai
1898799814 / 9781898799818; The word "Kamikaze", meaning "Divine Wind", originated in the 13th century, but was used again in World War II by the Japanese to describe the suicide missions of Japanese pilots. Only the young and single men were accepted, usually no older than 20. Before their final mission, they took nail and hair clippings and placed them in a box for their funeral, and wrote a final statement. Although it lasted only 3 months, a shocking number of young, idealistic pilots volunteered and died in these missions. This is the story of the Kamikaze - the attacks, the horror and the truth behind the myth. Includes a glossary, appendix, bibliography, and index. Sixteen pages of photographs included. The bottom front corner has a bit of wear. ; Octavo (standard book size); 192 pages
Rigel Publications
London, 2004, 
Hardcover
Near Fine in Fine dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs; 
002820; 
Price: 9.20 USD
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10 Lankford, Nelson Richmond Burning; The Last Days of the Confederate Capital
0670031178 / 9780670031177; This is a fascinating book on history, meticulously researched by Nelson Lankford. He draws upon a treasure trove of diaries, letters, memoirs, and newspaper reports to create a narrative of novelistic immediacy that relives the experiences of the men and women, both black and white, who witnessed the tumultuous events that tore their city down. Includes the unforgettable scenes of Abraham Lincoln's voyage up the James River to the Confederate White House, and of Robert E. Lee's return to Richmond to survey the still-smoldering ruins. This book is a superb work of American history and a stunning piece of dramatic prose. Includes endnotes, bibliography, and index. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. . Illustrator: Photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Category: HISTORY::United States::19th Century; History::War. ISBN: 0670031178. ISBN/EAN: 9780670031177. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 003852. Hardcover
Viking Penguin
New York, NY, 2002, First Edition
Hardcover
New
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Photographs; 
003852; 
Price: 9.66 USD
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11 Macksey, Kenneth Military Errors of World War Two
0760742820 / 9780760742822; In this fascinating book, noted historian Kenneth Macksey shows how every high command involved in the Second World War suffered variously from unpreparedness, complacency, delay, over-confidence or plain ineptitude, among other sins. The sixteen specific examples featured here range from Hitler's failure to take Britain in 1940, the troubles in the Western Desert campign, the political interference in the air war over Germany, the Allied failure at Arnhem and the extraordinary Battle of Leyte Gulf in October 1944. Includes a bibliography, index, eight pages of photographs, and numerous maps throughout the book. The top edge of the jacket near the fold is a bit wavy. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. ; 252 pages
Castle Books
Edison, New Jersey, U. S. A., 2003, 
Hardcover
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs; 
002663; 
Price: 6.44 USD
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12 Merillat, Herbert Christian Guadalcanal Remembered
This well-illustrated volume takes a candid, searching look at one of the modern world's crucial battles several decades after it was fought, through the eyes of a lawyer and writer who was there. As press officer and in-house historian with the First Marine Division on Guadalcanal in 1942, the author kept day-by-day notes during the bitter air-sea-ground struggle between the Japanese and American for that hotly contested island. With the issues painfully in doubt, this narrative is gripping and suspenseful, including a well-documented inquiry into commanders' decisions, and authoritative guide to the long conflict, with new information and a fresh perspective for the World War II buff. 298 pages including indices, bibliography and index. Well-illustrated throughout. Jacket has a few spots on the front and a 1" tear from the top in the back. 8vo.
Dodd, Mead And Co.
New York, 1982, Book Club Edition
Hardcover
Fine in Very Good dust jacket


003321; 
Price: 12.88 USD
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13 Montgomery, M. R. Saying Goodbye: a Memoir for Two Fathers
This is Montgomery's evocative and touching account of his efforts to recapture the history of two men - his father, a civil engineer, and Dr. Lee M. Watanabe, his father-in-law. They were different on the surface but similar at heart, each devoted in his own way to his profession, his family, and the American dream. It is about many things: racism, soldiers and sailors, teaching Japanes to American officers. But most of all this is a book about fathers and sons, and the quest for understanding; of memories, of dreams, dusty archives, and of love. Maps are on the inside of front and back covers. 256 pages, no tears or marks. The price is not clipped. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Alfred A. Knopf
1989, First Edition
Hardcover
Fine in Fine dust jacket


ME-13001; 
Price: 7.38 USD
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A Higher Form of Killing : the Secret Story of Gas and Germ Warfare, Paxman, Jeremy; Harris, Robert
14 Paxman, Jeremy; Harris, Robert A Higher Form of Killing : the Secret Story of Gas and Germ Warfare
080905471X / 9780809054718; This book begins with the First World War, when poison gas killed or maimed one and a half million men in the mud of Flanders. It tells of the Japanese use of mustard gas and biological weapons in the 1930s, the Nazis' discovery of nerve gas in 1937, and the huge arsenal of chemical weapons which Hitler, who used gas to kill millions in concentration camps, several times came close to using in battle. It tells of horrifying secret experiments with anthrax in the 1940s, the development of the plague bacillus, and futuristic attempts to tinker with the genetic code. The horrors of biological bombs, anti-crop agents used in Germany and Japan, causing widespread starvation, and tons of chemical defoliants in Vietnam are covered. The Russians also may have used chemical warfare in Laos, Afghanistan, and Eritrea. A fascinating and frightening story, since these agents have been used in recent times and may continue to be used. Includes notes and an index. The binding is cloth, and is slightly bent at the spine end. The jacket has very light chipping at both spine ends. There are a few light spots on the vertical edge of the paper. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Hill And Wang
New York, NY, 1982, First Edition
Hardcover
Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs; 
002001; 
Price: 20.24 USD
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15 Unks, Gerald; Shipp, William P. Explainer Source Book
Contains significant selections from original writings, speeches and documents - explained and defined - covering important issues in the History of Your America. From Christopher Columbus (Letter from the New World) to the Report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders (1968) , documents and speeches are present in 50-year blocks. Included for each document are side notes explaining or simplifying language used in the entry. Pages are fine; the cover has some discoloration at the edges and in spots on the front and back. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
United State History Society, Inc.
Chicago, IL, 1968, First Edition
Softcover
Very Good


003804; 
Price: 11.04 USD
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16 Wetterhahn, Ralph The Last Battle: the Mayaguez Incident and the End of the Vietnam War
0786708581 / 9780786708581; This stunning book tells the complete story of the last military in the Vietnam War. Ranging from fierce firefights on a Cambodian island to a surreal black-tie dinner in the White House, the entire story about the hijacking of the U. S. Merchant ship, S. S. Mayaguez, untold until now, is revealed in a riveting narrative of combat, courage, and governmental blunders that serves as a metaphor of the entire war. Includes appendices, notes, an index, and many pages of photographs.; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Carroll & Graf Pub
New York, New York, U. S. A., 2001, First Edition
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs; 
001999; 
Price: 12.88 USD
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