Category: War


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A Higher Form of Killing : the Secret Story of Gas and Germ Warfare

By: Paxman, Jeremy; Harris, Robert

Price: $20.24

Publisher: New York, NY, Hill And Wang: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002001

ISBN: 080905471X

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket

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 bom... View more info

Explainer Source Book

By: Unks, Gerald; Shipp, William P.

Price: $11.04

Publisher: Chicago, IL, United State History Society, Inc.: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003804

Condition: Very Good

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 View more info

George Bush Vs. Saddam Hussein : Military Success! Political Failure?

By: Hilsman, Roger

Price: $7.36

Publisher: Novato, CA, Lyford Books: 1992

Seller ID: 001202

ISBN: 0891414703

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

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 t... View more info

Guadalcanal Remembered

By: Merillat, Herbert Christian

Price: $12.88

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead And Co.: 1982

Edition: Book Club Edition

Seller ID: 003321

Condition: Fine in Very Good dust jacket

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 guid... View more info

Handbook for Conscientious Objectors

By: Ccco

Price: $13.80

Publisher: Chicago, CCCO: 1971

Edition: Eleventh Edition

Seller ID: 003305

Condition: Very Good

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... View more info

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Kamikaze: Japan's Suicide Samurai

By: Lamont-Brown, Raymond

Price: $9.20

Publisher: London, Rigel Publications: 2004

Seller ID: 002820

ISBN: 1898799814

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket

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 behi... View more info

Military Errors of World War Two

By: Macksey, Kenneth

Price: $6.44

Publisher: Edison, New Jersey, U. S. A., Castle Books: 2003

Seller ID: 002663

ISBN: 0760742820

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

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 t... View more info

North Vietnam: a Documentary

By: Gerassi, John

Price: $11.04

Publisher: Indianapolis, IN, Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc.: 1968

Edition: First Softcover Edition

Seller ID: 001920

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket

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 -... View more info

Offensive in the Balkans: the Potential for a Wider War As a Result of Foreign Intervention in Bosnia-Herzegovina

By: Bodansky, Yossef

Price: $16.56

Publisher: Alexandria, Va, U. S. A., International Media Corp. For And On Behalf Of The International Strategic Studies Association: 1995

Seller ID: 001909

ISBN: 0952007045

Condition: New with no dust jacket

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. View more info

Our War: What We Did in Vietnam and What it Did to Us

By: Harris, David

Price: $9.66

Publisher: New York, Times Books, Random House: 1996

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 002434

ISBN: 0812925769

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket

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 o... View more info

Peace in Vietnam a New Approach in Southeast Asia

By: N/A

Price: $10.12

Publisher: New York, Hill And Wang: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001925

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket

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 answ... View more info

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Richmond Burning; The Last Days of the Confederate Capital

By: Lankford, Nelson

Price: $9.66

Publisher: New York, NY, Viking Penguin: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003852

ISBN: 0670031178

Condition: New

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 stunn... View more info

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Sowing the Wind: the Seeds of Conflict in the Middle East

By: Keay, John

Price: $20.24

Publisher: New York, NY, W. W. Norton & Company: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004099

ISBN: 0393058492

Condition: New in New dust jacket

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 t... View more info

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The Bridge At No Gun Ri: a Hidden Nightmare from the Korean War

By: Hanley, Charles J. ; Choe, Sang-Hun; Mendoza, Martha

Price: $10.12

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Henry Holt & Company: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001979

ISBN: 0805066586

Condition: New in Near Fine dust jacket

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 b... View more info

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The Last Battle: the Mayaguez Incident and the End of the Vietnam War

By: Wetterhahn, Ralph

Price: $12.88

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Carroll & Graf Pub: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001999

ISBN: 0786708581

Condition: New in New dust jacket

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 View more info