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41 Freedman, Lawrence & Efraim Karsh The Gulf Conflict, 1990-1991. Diplomacy and War in the New World Order.
Princeton, Nj, Princeton University Press 1992 0691086273 / 9780691086279 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Xxxvi, 304 pages, plates, map, cloth, DJ, very good. From the DJ: "The Gulf Conflict provides the most authoritative and comprehensive account to date of Iraq's occupation of Kuwait, its expulsion by a coalition of Western and Arab forces seven months later, and the aftermath of the war. Blending compelling narrative history with objective analysis, Lawrence Freedman and Efraim Karsh inquire into the fundamental issues underlying the dispute and probe the strategic calculations of all the participants. "; 9.29 X 6.46 X 1.50 inches; 548 pages 
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42 FRIEDMAN, NORMAN Desert Victory : the War for Kuwait.
Annapolis, Naval Institute Press, 1991 1557502544 / 9781557502544 Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
439 pages, well illustrated (some in color) , maps, cloth, DJ, ex-library. From the DJ: "With this carefully thought out analysis of the war in the Persian Gulf, a respected civilian defense analyst offers a book hat is urgently needed to help us understand what happened, why it happened, and what it all means for the future. ~A full complement of appendixes supports the text, providing listings of major weapons, orders of battle, air losses on both sides, Scud firings andi interceptions, and much more." 
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43 FRIEDMAN, NORMAN Desert Victory : the War for Kuwait.
Annapolis, Naval Institute Press, 1991 1557502544 / 9781557502544 Hard Cover 
439 pages, well illustrated (some in color) , maps, cloth, DJ, ex-library. From the DJ: "With this carefully thought out analysis of the war in the Persian Gulf, a respected civilian defense analyst offers a book hat is urgently needed to help us understand what happened, why it happened, and what it all means for the future. ~A full complement of appendixes supports the text, providing listings of major weapons, orders of battle, air losses on both sides, Scud firings andi interceptions, and much more." ; Ex-Library 
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44 Friedrich, Otto (editor) Desert Storm. the War in the Persian Gulf
Boston Little, Brown and Company 1991 0316851000 / 9780316851008 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
232 pages, well illustrated in color, maps in color, DJ, very good. 8 by 10 inches, color map laid in. From the DJ: Only now that the war in the Persian Gulf has been won it is possible to put this historic event in historic perspective, from start to finish. ~ Lavishly illustrated with more than 100 of the best available photographs plus 14 pages of unique maps and charts. ; 11 X 8 X 0.90 inches 
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45 Gaury, Gerald De & H. V. F. Winstone (editors) The Road to Kabul. an Anthology.
New York MacMillan Publishing 1982 002542940X / 9780025429406 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
233 pages, maps, cloth, old price sticker on dust jacket otherwise very good. From the DJ: "Themselves well acquainted with the Mideast - Gerald de Gaury as a British diplomat and H. V. F. Winstone as a journalist, the authors have created what they call a politico-literary-geographical montage that places present tensions and power struggles in a vital historical perspective, providing reports on early wars of conquest and on the long dispute between imperial Britain and Czarist Russia. From these essays you will gain new insights into the current social and political events in Afghanistan, Iran, India, Pakistan, and Turkey. Together the selections constitute an absorbing, multi-faceted history of Central Asia, with the accent on Afghanistan. HE ROAD TO KABUL includes writings by Marco Polo, the Moghul emperor Baber, Jonas Hanway, Lord Roberts of Kandahar, American journalist J. A. MacGahan, Theodore Roosevelt, the Russians Polovtsoff and Muraviev, the Swede Sven Hedin, Lord Curzon, Sir Fitzroy Maclean, and, of course, Rudyard Kipling. ; 9.30 X 6.30 X 1.10 inches; 233 pages 
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46 GIANNOU, CHRIS Besieged a Doctor's Story of Life and Death in Beirut
Toronto, Key Porter Books 1980 1550132199 / 9781550132199 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
254 pages, 4 plates, maps, cloth, dj, very good. 1st edition. From the dj: From October 1985 until January 1988, warring factions using everything from heavy artillery to sniper fire, pounded the tiny Palestinian refugee camp in West Beirut known as Shatila. Dr. Chris Giannou, a Canadian surgeon, was there amidst the blood, the horror and the senseless waste of the siege. Somehow he, another doctor and a handful of nurses, maintained a hospital under the rubble. This is his extraordinary story. 
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47 GOLDING, WILLIAM An Egyptian journal
London Faber and Faber, 1985 0571135935 / 9780571135936 Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
207, [1] pages, 16 plates (some in color), map, cloth, dj, very good. From Library Journal: "Golding's first full-length nonfiction work is an account of the 75-year-old author's month-long cruise up the Nile. ``He who rides the sea of the Nile must have sails woven of patience,'' warned Golding's captain; that admonition proved to be true as Golding, his wife, and four crew members went along, and the book becomes more of an adventure story than a travelogue. Its most insightful passages detail the Western writer's interactions with Egyptians, illustrating the huge differences in lifestyles; and it chronicles his thoughts as the book he expected to write changes into the book he does write, all because of those cultural divergencies. Golding's storytelling abilities, his amusing observations, and his powerful descriptions make this an informative account not by revealing the history, archaeology, and geology of the land as he had intended but through his honest and resplendent impressions of the country, its inhabitants, and its complex society." 
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48 GORDON, MICHAEL R. and, TRANIOR, BERNARD E. The General's War : The Inside Story of the Conflict in the Gulf
Boston Little Brown & Co. , 1995 0316321729 / 9780316321723 Soft Cover Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
551 pages, 4 plates, maps, wrappers, very good. From Publishers Weekly: Drawing on interviews with senior officials and newly declassified documents, Gordon and Trainor provide a behind-the-scenes look at the Gulf War's generalship. The dominant figure, then-chairman of the joint chiefs General Colin Powell, is spotlighted as a politico-military maestro overseeing the dawn of a new era in military technology. In their review of the short, violent, one-sided war, the authors uncover the problems of cooperation among coalition forces and reveal details of interservice tensions, as well as difficulties within the U.S. branches themselves. This meticulous reconstruction of American leadership in Desert Shield/Desert Storm presents the conflict as a laboratory for testing new weapons and doctrine and the services' capacity for cooperation in the field. It also serves as an object lesson in the failure of deterrence and the problem of war termination, with a discussion of President Bush's premature cease-fire order. Gordon is chief New York Times Pentagon correspondent; Trainor is military columnist for the Times. 
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49 GORDON, MICHAEL R. and, TRANIOR, BERNARD E. The General's War : The Inside Story of the Conflict in the Gulf
Boston Little Brown & Co. , 1995 0316321729 / 9780316321723 Soft Cover Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
551 pages, 4 plates, maps, wrappers, very good. From Publishers Weekly: Drawing on interviews with senior officials and newly declassified documents, Gordon and Trainor provide a behind-the-scenes look at the Gulf War's generalship. The dominant figure, then-chairman of the joint chiefs General Colin Powell, is spotlighted as a politico-military maestro overseeing the dawn of a new era in military technology. In their review of the short, violent, one-sided war, the authors uncover the problems of cooperation among coalition forces and reveal details of interservice tensions, as well as difficulties within the U.S. branches themselves. This meticulous reconstruction of American leadership in Desert Shield/Desert Storm presents the conflict as a laboratory for testing new weapons and doctrine and the services' capacity for cooperation in the field. It also serves as an object lesson in the failure of deterrence and the problem of war termination, with a discussion of President Bush's premature cease-fire order. Gordon is chief New York Times Pentagon correspondent; Trainor is military columnist for the Times. 
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50 GOULDEN, JOSEPH C. with ALEXANDER W. RAFFIO The death merchant: the rise and fall of Edwin P. Wilson.
New York Simon and Schuster, 1984 0671493418 / 9780671493417 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
455 pages, 4 plates, cloth, normal wear to dust jacket otherwise very good. Former owner's signature on front blank endpaper. 1st edition. A detailed account of the man who supplied arms and explosives illegally to the Libyan government, his entrapment, arrest and trial. From Wikipedia: "Edwin Paul Wilson (May 3, 1928 September 10, 2012) [1] was a former CIA and U. S. Naval Intelligence officer who was convicted in 1983 of illegally selling weapons to Libya. It was later found that the United States Department of Justice and the CIA had covered up evidence in the case. Wilson's convictions were overturned in 2003 and he was freed the following year. " 
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51 GREEN, STEPHEN Taking Sides: America's Secret Relations With Militant Israel
New York William Morrow & Co. 1984 0688026435 / 9780688026431 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
370 pages, cloth, dj, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. 1st edition. From the dj: This documented account of the secret relations between Israel and America is bound to spark debate. Thoughtful friends of Israel who are genuinely concerned about current trends in the Middle East should welcome this book, which explores America's behind-the-scenes relations with a country in which the fierce militarism of David Ben Gurion and Moshe Dayan coexists with the humane vision of a secure Jewish homeland of Martin Buber, Nahum Goldmann, and Moshe Sharett. 
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52 Hartnoll, Charles Desert Welcome
London Hodder & Stoughton 1957 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Fair dust jacket 
221 pages, plates, map, cloth, dust jacket frayed otherwise very good. From the DJ: "How does a group of young men and women react to conditions in the Libyan Sahara? What were their impressions of Ghadames, strangest of all oasis towns, after a bone-breaking journey of hundreds of miles in jeeps across mountains and stony deserts? " 
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53 Hatcher, Dennis M. 323rd Engineer Detachment (Fire Fighting) (El Dorado, Kansas). January 2003 - May 2004
Fort Mcpherson, GA Office of Army Reserve History, United States Army Reserve Command 2009 First Edition Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Xiii, 29 pages, color illustrations, blue pictorial wrappers, very good. 6.5 by 10 inches. From the foreword: "The Global War on Terrorism-Operation Iraqi Freedom: 802nd Ordnance Company (Ammunition) , is one in a series of histories of Army Reserve units deployed in the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT). This includes Operations Noble Eagle, Enduring Freedom, and Iraqi Freedom. The histories are based on primary sources collected by the Office of Army Reserve History's GWOT Military History Task Force. The task force provides program management, central collection, and archiving of unit histories. " Introduction and lessons learned chapters written by Kathryn Roe Coker. OCH PUB 4-6.; The Global War on Terrorism Operation Iraqi Freedom 
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54 Hatcher, Dennis M. 802ND ORDNANCE COMPANY (AMMUNITION) (Gainesville, Georgia). January 2003 - February 2004
Fort Mcpherson, GA Office of Army Reserve History, United States Army Reserve Command 2008 Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Xiii, 79 pages, illustrations, map, blue pictorial wrappers, very good. 6.5 by 10 inches. From the foreword: "The Global War on Terrorism-Operation Iraqi Freedom: 802nd Ordnance Company (Ammunition) , is one in a series of histories of Army Reserve units deployed in the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT). This includes Operations Noble Eagle, Enduring Freedom, and Iraqi Freedom. The histories are based on primary sources collected by the Office of Army Reserve History's GWOT Military History Task Force. The task force provides program management, central collection, and archiving of unit histories. " Introduction and lessons learned chapters written by Kathryn Roe Coker. OCH PUB 4-4.; The Global War on Terrorism Operation Iraqi Freedom 
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55 Hatcher, Dennis M. & Kathryn Roe Coker 733rd Military Police Battalion (Criminal Investigation Division) (Tactical Support Element) (Fort Gillem, Georgia). March 2003 - January 2004
Fort Mcpherson, GA Office of Army Reserve History, United States Army Reserve Command 2008 First Edition Very Good with no dust jacket 
Xi, 30 pages, illustrations, map, blue pictorial wrappers, very good. 6.5 by 10 inches. From the foreword: "The Global War on Terrorism-Operation Iraqi Freedom: 802nd Ordnance Company (Ammunition) , is one in a series of histories of Army Reserve units deployed in the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT). This includes Operations Noble Eagle, Enduring Freedom, and Iraqi Freedom. The histories are based on primary sources collected by the Office of Army Reserve History's GWOT Military History Task Force. The task force provides program management, central collection, and archiving of unit histories. " OCH PUB 4-7.; The Global War on Terrorism Operation Iraqi Freedom 
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56 HERZOG, CHAIM Major-General The War of Atonement, October, 1973
Boston Little Brown & Co. , 1974 0316359009 / 9780316359009 First Trade Edition Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
300 pages, 4 plates, 9 maps, cloth, dj, very good. 1st American edition. From the dj: The 1973 Middle East war left in its wake not only shattered illusions, an escalation in the energy crisis and new challenges for the Middle East, but a spate of instant evaluations on its impact on warfare in the future. Now Chaim Herzog, Israel's foremost military analyst and a former head of Israeli military intelligence, has translated a mass of meticulously gathered research, including both unpublished documents and material published throughout the Middle East, into the first carefully considered and comprehensive analysis of the military aspects of the Yom Kippur War and its influence on present political trends and constellations. 
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57 HERZOG, CHAIM. The Arab-Israeli wars. War and peace in the Middle East.
New York Random House 1982 Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
441 pages, many plates, many maps, boards, dj, very good. Book club edition. From the War of Indochina through Lebanon. Excellent situation maps. From the dj: "This book tells the story of Israel's epic struggle to survive, through the vicissitudes, mistakes, triumphs and tragedies of four wars. It provides a blow-by-blow account of one of history's most bitter and enduring conflicts - Arab versus Jew. As well as describing each campaign in absorbing and incisive fashion - replete with desperate defensive actions against massive odds in isolated settlements, high-speed armored battles and breath-taking strategy, with the human elements of daring - and self-sacrifice - Herzog highlights the personal and political struggles that have determined the course of Middle East history. Time after time, the citizen army of Israel has rallied to the defense of the Jewish homeland in Palestine." 
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58 Hitti, Philip K. Syria: a Short History: Being a Condensation of the Author's 'history of Syria Including Lebanon and Palestine'
London MacMillan 1959 0333073096 / 9780333073094 Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
[10], 145 pages, maps, cloth, DJ, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. ; Ex-Library; 9 X 6 X 1 inches; 282 pages 
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59 HOFFMAN, MICHAEL A. Egypt Before the Pharaohs: The Prehistoric Foundations of Egyptian Civilization
New York Alfred A. Knopf, 1979 0394410491 / 9780394410494 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
xx,391, [1] pages, illustrations, maps, diagrams, cloth, dj, very good. From the publisher: This is the first up-to-date general summary of the cultures of prehistoric Egypt and of the millennia of development that preceded the brilliant civilization of the pharaohs. Told through the adventures and achievements of the archaeologists whose discoveries brought these prehistoric cultures to light, here is that story: from the advent of Palaeolithic hunters almost a million years ago through the achievement of nomadic herding (ca. 6000 B.C.) and farming (ca. 5000 B.C.) and the beginnings of villages and towns (ca. 4000 B.C.) to the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt under the first pharaoh, Menes, more than 5,000 years ago. Michael Hoffman, a young archaeologist and anthropologist who himself is currently excavating prehistoric sites at Hierakonpolis in southern Egypt, has dramatically reconstructed for us the sequence of the discovery of Egypt's long-neglected prehistoric past. 
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60 Institute of Land Warfare, Association of the United States Army. Special report. Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm: The logistics perspective.
Arlington, VA Association of the United States Army 1991 Soft Cover Very Good 
30 pages, illustrations, maps, diagrams, wrappers, 8-1/2 by 11 inches, very good. The Institute for Land Warfare ILW publishes numerous fact sheets and special reports on all aspects of land warfare. 
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