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101 NICHOLSON, FELICITY expert in charge Ancient Glass Egyptian, Middle Eastern, Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities. Days of Sale Wednesday 17th July 1985 . . .
London Auctioneers of Literary Property and Works Illustrative of the Fine Arts 1985 Soft Cover 
102 leaves, well illustrated (some in color), pictorial wraps, 8-1/2 by 11 inches, very good. 
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102 Nicholson, Helen and Nicolle, David God's Warriors: Crusaders, Saracens and the Battle for Jerusalem
Oxford, Osprey Publishing 2005 1841769436 / 9781841769431 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
224 pages, well illustrated (many in color) , maps, cloth, DJ, fine. 7-1/2 by 10 inches. From the dust jacket: "This book tells the story of the momentous campaign that led to the Muslim capture of Jerusalem in 1187, following the disastrous Crusader defeat at Hattin, where Saladin's troops destroyed the Christian army. These events resulted in the collapse of the kingdom of Jerusalem and sparked off the Third Crusade under Richard I. The authors take a close look at the two most intriguing warrior types involved in the conflict: the Knight Templar and the Saracen Faris. Their motivation, training and combat experiences are examined, as the authors explore what it was really like to fight in the Crusades. B39 ; 224 pages 
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103 NORTH, OLIVER L. with William Novak Under fire. An American story.
New York Harpercollins 1991 0060183349 / 9780060183349 Hard Cover 
446 pages, 20 plates, cloth, dust jacket, fine. 
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104 Oren, Michael B. Six Days of War. June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East.
Oxford University Press 2002 0195151747 / 9780195151749 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Xvi, 446 pages, plates, maps, cloth, DJ, very good. From Wikipedia: "Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East is a 2002 non-fiction book by American-born Israeli historian and Israeli ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, chronicling the events of the Six-Day War fought between Israel and its Arab neighbors. Widely praised by critics, the book won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for history and spent seven weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list. While researching the book, Oren utilized primary sources from Israel, the Arab world, the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union, much of which had only recently become available to scholars. Citing the breadth and depth of Oren's research and the lucidity of his writing, several reviews, including those of National Public Radio, Washington Post Book World, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Chicago Sun-Times, described the book as the definitive account of the conflict. "; 9.45 X 6.46 X 1.34 inches 
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105 Owen, Mark & Kevin Maurer No Easy Day. the Autobiography of a Navy Seal: the Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden.
New York DUTTON Books 2012 0525953728 / 9780525953722 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
316 pages, plates, map, cloth, dust jacket, very good. Stated first edition. From Booklist: "“Mark Owen” is a pseudonym for Matt Bissonnette, a Navy SEAL who took part in the 2011 raid on a compound in Pakistan that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden. His muscular memoir was cowritten by Maurer, a journalist who has covered American special-ops forces for nearly a decade, including a stint as an embedded reporter in Iraq. Owen was already a SEAL at the time of the 9/11 attacks; the book begins shortly thereafter, as he is qualifying for the U. S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group (otherwise known as the famed SEAL Team Six) , and follows him through various missions, culminating with a detailed account of the planning and execution of the assault on bin Laden’s compound. His version of events has already sparked some controversy—no surprise there, since the mission itself is still a controversial subject—but it doesn’t feel as though Owen intended to add fuel to the fire. Incendiary subject matter aside, this might feel somewhat familiar due to its thematic similarities to such books as Anthony Swofford’s Jarhead, Evan Wright’s Generation Kill, and Mark Bowden’s Black Hawk Down. Like those modern classics, No Easy Day doesn’t merely tell war stories—it also explores the culture of war and what it means to be a soldier. This is the book of the moment and has already ended 50 Shades of Grey’s record-setting run at the top of various best-seller lists. Last Sunday’s 60 Minutes interview with the heavily disguised author only added fuel to the fire." ; 9 X 5.90 X 1.40 inches; 316 pages 
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106 PAGONIS, WILLIAM G. Lt. General, with JEFFREY L. CRUIKSHANK Moving Mountains : Lessons in Leadership and Logistics from the Gulf War.
Boston Harvard Business School Press 1992 0875843603 / 9780875843605 Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
248 pages, 8 plates, map endpapers, cloth, dj, very good. From the dj: Business Week and others have called the Gulf War the largest military logistics in history. In record-breaking time the United States and its allies deployed troops and supplies halfway around the world against enormous constraints. From Desert Shield to Desert Storm to Desert Farewell, the numbers were staggering: 122 million meals served, 1.3 billion gallons of fuel pumped, 52 million miles driven, 12,575 aircraft processed, 32,000 tons of mail delivered. General Norman Schwarzkopf hailed it as 'an absolutely gigantic accomplishment.' In Moving Mountains, the man responsible for this remarkable undertaking, Lt. General William 'Gus' Pagonis, provides riveting personal account of the behind-the-scenes activity that led to our success in the Gulf. From the first fateful telephone call, to the mobilization of 550,000 troops and the shipment of 7,000,000 tons of supplies, to the enormously complex challenge of bringing home half a million soldiers and their equipment, Pagonis recounts the daunting challenges that he and his colleagues faced. 
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107 Palmer, Michael A. On Course to Desert Storm: the United States Navy and the Persian Gulf
Washington, DC Naval Historical Center, Department of the Navy 1992 0945274092 / 9780945274094 Soft Cover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Xxii, 201 pages, well illustrated, maps, pictorial wrappers, very good. From the foreword: "It is most appropriate that this study, On Course to Desert Storm, is appearing at a time when the Persian Gulf is of special concern to the United States. Michael Palmer's purpose is to go behind the recent headlines associated with the crisis that began when Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in 1990. The author explains the military and political factors that affected American policy in the region and led to the establishment of the U. S. Navy's Middle East Force in 1949. He then traces the evolution of this small force over the ensuing decades. Dr. Palmer shows that the Navy periodically sent major reinforcements to the region during the era of tension and war that followed the abdication of the Shah of Iran in 1979. Starting in the late 1970s these reinforcements included American carrier battle forces, which thereafter became a familiar sight in the North Arabian Sea approaches to the Persian Gulf. Dr. Palmer's broad grasp of naval history makes him exceptionally well qualified to write this far-reaching history. His previous writings include an important study of an undeclared naval war that an infant U. S. Navy waged from 1798 to 1801 against France. The author also contributed a distinguished study of the development of U. S. Naval strategy in the years following the Second World War. While preparing On Course to Desert Storm, Dr. Palmer visited the Joint Task Force, Middle East. The opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of U. S. Naval operations in the Persian Gulf added immeasurably to the authors understanding of the subject matter covered in this book. " 
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108 Pelletiere, Stephen C. & Johnson, Douglas V. , II Lessons Learned: the Iran-Iraq War.
Carlisle Barracks, Pa. , Strategic Studies Institute, U. S. Army War College 1991 First Edition Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Xii, 119 pages, maps, wrappers, very good. From the summary: "The major change wrought by Iraq was mobilization of a million man army from a population of only 16 million. Iraq's General Staff trained recruits in the complex techniques of modern warfare and equipped them with the most up-to-date weaponry. Thus, they were able, at the decisive battle of Karbala V, to administer a crushing defeat to Iran, which since has ceased to exist as a military power in the Persian Gulf. This report explains how the Iraqi army achieved this feat. It traces its progress through various phases of its development, and details the strategic, operational and tactical skills demonstrated in Iraq's final campaigns." ; 6.75 X 4.25 X 1 inches 
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109 PERES, SHIMON Battling for Peace - A Memoir.
New York Random House 1995 0679436170 / 9780679436171 Hard Cover 
Edited by David Landau. 350 pages, 4 plates, cloth, dj, very good. By the Polish-born Israeli political leader who served as prime minister (1977, 1984–1986, and 1995–1996). He shared the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize for his negotiations with the Palestine Liberation Organization. From the dj, 'One of the great statesmen of our century, Shimon Peres, winner of the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize, has shaped the history of Israel and the future of the Middle East. In the seventies, as Israel's minister of defense, he engineered the legendary Entebbe raid against PLO terrorists; in the eighties, as prime minister, he saved the Israeli economy from near collapse; and as foreign mnister, Shimon Peres is now a key negotiator in the peace accords that he helped bring about. In Battle for Peace, he tells, for the first time, the story of his amazing career.' 
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110 PERES, SHIMON Battling for Peace - A Memoir.
New York Random House 1995 0679436170 / 9780679436171 Hard Cover 
Edited by David Landau. 350 pages, 4 plates, cloth, dj, inscription on front blank endpaper by former owner otherwise very good. By the Polish-born Israeli political leader who served as prime minister (1977, 1984–1986, and 1995–1996). He shared the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize for his negotiations with the Palestine Liberation Organization. From the dj, 'One of the great statesmen of our century, Shimon Peres, winner of the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize, has shaped the history of Israel and the future of the Middle East. In the seventies, as Israel's minister of defense, he engineered the legendary Entebbe raid against PLO terrorists; in the eighties, as prime minister, he saved the Israeli economy from near collapse; and as foreign mnister, Shimon Peres is now a key negotiator in the peace accords that he helped bring about. In Battle for Peace, he tells, for the first time, the story of his amazing career.' 
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111 Poggiali, Luca Afghanistan Le Armi La Storia
Grafiche Consolini 1988 Softcover Very Good 
64 pages, well illustrated, pictorial wrappers, very good. 5 & 7-1/2 inches. Text in Italian. Mezzi corazzati e automezzi sovietici in Afghanistan (Massimo del Gigia) and Darrah: il bazar della resistenza (Ettore Peyrot, Paolo Siccardi). Afghanistan - weapons, armored vehicles and the arms bazaar in Darrah. ; 64 pages 
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112 POLLARD, JOSEPH The land of the monuments. Notes on Egyptian travels...with map and 15 illustrations. Second edition.
London Hodder and Stoughton 1898 Hard Cover 
Introduction by the Rev. W. Wright, D.D. 456 pages, frontispiece, map, tables, rebound in cloth, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. 
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113 QUANDT, WILLIAM B. Between Ballots and Cullets : Algeria's Transition from Authoritarianism.
Washington, Brookings Institution, 1998 0815773013 / 9780815773016 Soft Cover 
199 pages, pictorial wrappers, very good. From the publisher: In the Arab world as elsewhere, authoritarian regimes have come under pressure for change. As yet, however, democracy has not taken root as an alternative form of governance. This book on Algeria looks at both the erosion of the authoritarian model and the difficulties of making a transition to democracy. Within the past decade, Algeria experienced one of the most promising experiments of opening up the political system and allowing a remarkable degree of freedom. That initial effort failed, however, when elections were won by an Islamist party that was unacceptable to the military, and it was followed by an explosion of political violence that in recent years has cost at least 75,000 lives. Despite this deep crisis there are reasons to believe that Algeria may emerge from its turmoil with a consensus on the need to respect pluralism and to accept the basic rules of democratic politics. 
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114 QUEEN, RICHARD with PATRICIA HASS Inside and Out. Hostage to Iran, Hostage to Myself.
New York G. P. Putnam S Sons, 1981 Hard Cover 
286 pages, cloth, dj, very good. 
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115 RAFIZADEH, MANSUR Witness. From the Shah to the secret arms deal. An insider's account of U.S. involvement in Iran.
New York William Morrow & Co. 1987 Hard Cover 
396 pages, 6 plates, cloth, dust jacket, very good. 1st edition. The author was former head of SAVAK, the Iranian security service. 
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116 RAVIV, DAN and, MELMAN, YOSSI Every Spy a Prince : The Complete History of Israel's Intelligence Community
Boston Houghton Mifflin Co. 1990 0395471028 / 9780395471029 Hard Cover 
466 pages, 4 plates, cloth, dust jacket, very good. 
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117 Renan, Ernest History of the People of Israel. Period of Jewish Independence and Judea under Roman Rule. Vol. 5.
Boston Roberts Brothers 1895 B000P8FUKW Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Viii, 387 pages, cloth, rebound, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. Volume 5 only. ; Ex-Library 
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118 Robinson, Edward Lawrence the Story of His Life.
London Oxford University Press 1935 First Edition Hardcover Good+ 
With an introductory note by A. W. Lawrence. 250 pages, 16 plates, map, cloth, ex-library with usual library markings, newly rebound, otherwise very good. From the preface: "Fifteen years ago, to satisfy the curiosity of a small circle of friends, I wrote a two-hundred-page 'story' of my two and a half years association with Colonel Lawrence and his Arabs. It caused a slight sensation, especially when those who read Lawrence's own story realized that I had, in fact, understated the adventures. When Lawrence died, I determined to write my own story of his life, if only to clear away the foolish mysteries with which his name had been associated. " B16-3; Ex-Library; 250 pages 
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119 Roby, Richard E. and, Kass, Cathy A. Israel Land of Promise.
Portland Graphic Arts Center Publishing 1988 0932575927 / 9780932575920 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Photography by David Fitzgerald. 112 pages, well illustrated in color, cloth, DJ, very good. 10 by 13 inches. Editorial consultant: R. Meir Roby. From the dust jacket: "Imagine a book that patiently explores the individual and collective rights of all those who live within Israel's borders - a book that portrays Israel as an emerging world leader. Over two years in the making, this book was painstakingly researched to provide a look at an Israel never seen before. While Fitzgerald traveled throughout the country photographing in countless locations. Together, their reflections are distilled into this remarkable work of art - truly a collector's item for those who love Israel and share a common passion for her Biblical, historical, and political impact upon the world." CH383BOS ; 112 pages 
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120 ROMER, JOHN Ancient Lives: Daily Life in Egypt of the Pharaohs.
New York Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1984 003000733X / 9780030007330 Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
215 pages, 16 color plates, text illustrations and diagrams, cloth, dj, very good. 1st American edition. From the dj: The author takes us back in time - some three and a half thousand years - to Egypt's fabled Valley of the Kings, where John Romer has done the most important archaeological detective work since Howard Carter discovered King Tut's tomb sixty two years ago. Located outside Thebes in a barren desert, dependent for all supplies on royal stocks brought in at huge expense, the village described in Ancient Lives was home to generations of workers and their families. Recent excavations have unearthed a wealth of material from the village, including detailed records left by its scribes and a revealing array of goods from its households and from its own tombs. It is this material that has enabled John Romer to reconstruct the villagers' lives as accurately as a modern historian might depict everyday life for the builders of the Brooklyn Bridge. Here then are the daily events - the routines and rhythms, the successes and the excesses, even what must surely be the first recorded strike as ancient artists put aside their brushes to protest a reduction in their food allowance. Builders of monuments to the ineffable, these people and their earthly lives become here as real to us as the works they left behind. 
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