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1 Hargrove, Marion; Anderson, Maxwell (Foreword by) See Here, Private Hargrove
Private Marion Hargrove approaches life from a number of angles peculiarly his own. He approached the United States Army in the same way. Sergeants who served over Hargrove testify in the pages of this book about what happened to him, and to the Army, when he joined in response to a letter from Washington which began "The President of the United States to Marion Hargrove. Greetings. . . " As the delighted reader begins to discover the Army through Hargrove's eyes, and Hargrove through the Army's, one realizes that there is, after all, a certain amount of excuse for sergeants. With high good humor, and a zest for the experience as a whole, here is written something different from any previous writing about the military life. The front top corner is lightly worn, and a prior owner's name is written on the ffep and title page. The jacket is missing a 1" x 2" area at the top corner, a 1/2" x 1/2" area at the bottom left, and pieces of the top and bottom spine. A 1/4" x 1" piece is missing from the bottom front, and all corners are quite worn (jacket) . The front flap has a flower sticker on it where the price might have been - it has been clipped. Most interesting is a message from the author on the back, encouraging readers to buy war stamps and bonds. Jacket is in a protective cover.; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Henry Holt And Co.
New York, NY, 1942, 
Hardcover
Near Fine in Fair dust jacket


003590; 
Price: 9.20 USD
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2 Harrier, Heinrich; ; Graves, Richard (translated by) ; Fleming, Peter (Introduction by) Seven Years in Tibet
This is the action-packed story of a young adventurer's escape from a British interment camp in India during World War II and his dramatic trek through rugged Himalayan passes to sanctuary in the Forbidden City of Lhasa. The author, a noted Austrian mountain-climber and skier, was with the Nanga Parbat reconnaissance group in Karachi awaiting a steamer to Europe and when detained by the English; he immediately began a series of desperate attempts at escape. Harrer and another skilled mountain-climber escaped and began their tortuous journey of twenty-one months to Tibet. Posing as Indians with their beards dyed black and skin stained, they attempted some of the most unusual and exciting exploits ever narrated. The author, a destitute vagabond, gradually became the confidant of the youthful Dalai Lama. The binding is black with a red spine and a sketch in gold on the front. The bottom corners are bumped, and there are some lighter spots on the front and back - probably fingerprints. The spine is lightened at the ends; includes 40 pages of photos. A BOMC edition. The jacket has wear at the spine ends, with pieces missing, and wear at the corners. Now in a protective cover. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
E. P. Dutton
New York, NY, 1954, Stated First Edition
Hardcover
Good in Poor dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs; 
003609; 
Price: 11.04 USD
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3 Pike, Douglas PAVN: People's Army of Vietnam
From the leading expert on Vietnamese communism, we have this extraordinary history of the growth of the People's Army of Vietnam. PAVN had its beginnings in 1930, in a mountain cave near the China boarder, with Vo Nguyen Giap and 33 others. With Ho Chi Minh's help, they built up this minuscule army from a semi-guerrilla status into a force numbering over 1 million in the regular army and over 3 million in paramilitary elements. Douglas Pike discusses in depth the relationship of this small, underdeveleoped country to Russia, to Marxist-Leninist doctrine, to China. He also accounts for Hanoi's victory in the Vitnam War and discusses the North Vietnam strategy tht has proved so successful against 3 of the world's great powers. 384 pages with index, bibliography, and appendices. There is some highlighting and underlining in the book, with a notation on the ffep. Jacket has a 2" x 3" area missing at the top left and a 2" x 2" pieces at the top right. The bottom left is missing a 3/4" square, and a 3/4" triangle is missing at the bottom middle. The front corners are worn as is the front right edge; in a protective cover. 9 1/4" x 6" wide.
Presidio Pr
Novato, CA, 1986, Unknown
Hardcover
Good in Good dust jacket


003295; 
Price: 22.08 USD
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