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1 Aldridge, John W. and Vance Bourjaily, edited by (William Styron, Norman Mailer Et Al) Discovery No. 1 [Includes the Long March by William Styron and the Dead Gook by Norman Mailer]
Pocket Books/Cardinal Editions 1952 Second Printing Paperback Good+ with No dust jacket as issued 
288 pages, normal shelf wear otherwise very good. Second printing. From the front cover: "This is the first issue of a challenging new periodical devoted to outstanding short stories, poems and essays by some of today's most talented writers, all the selections are published here for the first time." Contributors: P. Alelyunas, Stanley Baron, Chandler Brossard, Hortense Calisher, Samuel Elkin, Kenneth Fearing, Louis Ginsberg, Herbert Gold, Arnold Grisman, David Ignatow, William Iversen, Richard Lyons, Norman Mailer, Charles Miller, Lyon Phelps, U. S. D. Quincey, Julia Savarese, William Styron, and Marguerite Young. From Wikipedia: "The Long March is a novella by William Styron, first published serially in 1952 in Discovery and by Random House as a Modern Library Paperback in 1956. It tells of an overnight thirty-six mile forced march back to base at a US Marine training camp in the Carolinas, the chief protagonists being ageing reservists Lieutenant Culver and his friend Captain Mannix, who have been called up due to the threat of the Korean War. Eight of their colleagues had, earlier that day, been killed by misfired mortar shells, adding to the absurdity of their ordeal... Styron himself was called up in response to the Korean War and a forced march he undertook at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina provided the inspiration for the story. Writing in The Guardian, James Campbell explains, "The book expresses Styron's dislike of the military experience and must originally have appeared as a reproof to more bullish colleagues such as Norman Mailer and James Jones who, while exposing the brutality of battle, did so in such a way as to aggrandise it. "None of that Hemingway crap for me," says the hero of The Long March, Captain Mannix, with whom Styron has identified himself." "; 288 pages 
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2 Asprey, Robert B. At Belleau Wood
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1965 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
375 pages, plates maps, cloth, DJ, very good. From the DJ: "AT BELLEAU WOOD is the full and dramatic story of America's greatest World War I battle, of the soldiers and marines of the 2nd DIvision, for the most part inexperienced young men, who found their chance to prove their ardor and combat skill in the crucible north of the Marne. On June 5, 1918, after defending the line for three days against sharp German attacks, the 2nd Division launched an offensive on Belleau Wood." ; 8.50 X 5.90 X 1.70 inches 
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3 Bartlett, Merrill L. & Jack Sweetman The U. S. Marine Corps. an Illustrated History.
Annapolis US Naval Institute Press 2001 0870217682 / 9780870217685 Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
Xiv, [2], 312, [3] pages, well illustrated, maps, cloth, DJ, very good. 8 by 11 inches. From the DJ: "Based on extensive research and filled with more than two hundred illustrations, the book provides both a comprehensive, warts-and-all history of the Corps and a celebration of the inspiring exploits of this colorful and unique armed service." ; 11 X 8.50 X 0.50 inches; 312 pages 
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4 BERRY, HENRY Semper Fi, Mac : Living Memories of the U. S. Marines in World War II
New York Quill/William Morrow 1996 0688149561 / 9780688149567 Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
375 pages, wrappers, very good. From the back cover: "Semper Fi, Mac brings to life the Marines of World War II, the tough battle-trained troops who stormed the beaches of Bougainville, Tarawa, Saipan, Iwo Jima, Okinawa - in some of the bitterest and bloodiest fighting of World War II. " 
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5 BERRY, HENRY Semper Fi, Mac : Living Memories of the U. S. Marines in World War II
New York Arbor House, 1982 0877953708 / 9780877953708 Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
375 pages, plates, cloth, DJ, very good. From the estate of aviation collector Colin Kidd and with his embossed label. Henry Berry, a World War II Marine, is the author of the critically acclaimed Make the Kaiser Dance. From the publisher: "This is not a book about the Marine Corps. It is a book about Marines - the tough, battle-trained troops that stormed the beaches of Bougainville, Tarawa, Saipan, Iwo Jima, Okinawa - in some of the bitterest and bloodiest fighting of World War II. " 
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6 BERRY, HENRY Semper Fi, Mac : Living Memories of the U.S. Marines in World War II
New York Arbor House, 1982 0877953708 / 9780877953708 Hard Cover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Xii, 403 pages, plates, boards, book club edition, very good. Henry Berry, a World War II Marine, is the author of the critically acclaimed Make the Kaiser Dance. From the publisher: "This is not a book about the Marine Corps. It is a book about Marines - the tough, battle-trained troops that stormed the beaches of Bougainville, Tarawa, Saipan, Iwo Jima, Okinawa - in some of the bitterest and bloodiest fighting of World War II. "; Book Club Edition 
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7 Boyle, Martin Yanks Don't Cry
New York Pocket Books 1966 Mass Market Paperback Good with No dust jacket as issued 
247 pages, pictorial wrappers, shelf wear, name written on cover, spine repaired with tape. "44 months of brutality and heroism!" Originally publlished in 1963, this is the 1st Pocket Books printing. From Kirkus Reviews: "Sadie the Sadist speaks to the American POWS he guards at Osaka #1 camp. President Roosevelt is dead, and Sadie is all smiles. Perhaps the new President, Ha a-Tsu-ma-n, will spare Japan these horrible B-29 raids. Sadie is a member of The Unholy Threesome, which also includes the mad Dr. Matsui and the elfin maniac, Mabel the Queer. Pitted against this torture-minded trio is what might be called The Semper Fi Four, a quartet of rock-souled Marines captured on Guam during the first weeks of WWII. They are professional soldiers, and this is the true story of how they kept their prit polished for nearly four years of internment. Probably their best luck was being interned right in Japan itself, for Osaka was stockpiled sky high with the provisions of life. The Marines were used as ""longshoremen"" to unload at the docks and, just as back home, whatever the longshoremen unloaded, they loaded up on. Author Boyle disclaims much which has become standard lore about POW camps--men defecting to the enemy for food and cigarettes, the use of a stool-pigeon system among the prisoners, men cracking under the strain. Most of this is centered upon a rank-pulling prisoner Rankin, who likes to torture his comrades by saving his cigarettes and then smoking them when everyone else's are gone. The account is told in bluff, cliche-bubbling language with plenty of Old Salt, and the prisoners' first riotous days of freedom are extremely funny." ; 6.30 X 4 X 0.60 inches 
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8 Boyle, Martin Yanks Don't Cry
New York Pocket Books 1966 Mass Market Paperback Good+ with No dust jacket as issued 
247 pages, pictorial wrappers, normal shelf wear otherwise very good. "44 months of brutality and heroism!" Originally publlished in 1963, this is the 1st Pocket Books printing. From Kirkus Reviews: "Sadie the Sadist speaks to the American POWS he guards at Osaka #1 camp. President Roosevelt is dead, and Sadie is all smiles. Perhaps the new President, Ha a-Tsu-ma-n, will spare Japan these horrible B-29 raids. Sadie is a member of The Unholy Threesome, which also includes the mad Dr. Matsui and the elfin maniac, Mabel the Queer. Pitted against this torture-minded trio is what might be called The Semper Fi Four, a quartet of rock-souled Marines captured on Guam during the first weeks of WWII. They are professional soldiers, and this is the true story of how they kept their prit polished for nearly four years of internment. Probably their best luck was being interned right in Japan itself, for Osaka was stockpiled sky high with the provisions of life. The Marines were used as ""longshoremen"" to unload at the docks and, just as back home, whatever the longshoremen unloaded, they loaded up on. Author Boyle disclaims much which has become standard lore about POW camps--men defecting to the enemy for food and cigarettes, the use of a stool-pigeon system among the prisoners, men cracking under the strain. Most of this is centered upon a rank-pulling prisoner Rankin, who likes to torture his comrades by saving his cigarettes and then smoking them when everyone else's are gone. The account is told in bluff, cliche-bubbling language with plenty of Old Salt, and the prisoners' first riotous days of freedom are extremely funny." ; 6.30 X 4 X 0.60 inches 
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9 Burgan, John & Victor Kalin Cry Attack!
New York Avon Publications 1958 Mass Market Paperback Good+ with no dust jacket 
191 pages, pictorial wrappers, shelf wear to covers otherwise very good. From the cover: Avon T-265. Original Title: Two Per Cent Fear. A powerful war novel of the toughest beachhead this side of Hell! .... Here is the pulsating, inside story of the men of Able Company, 43rd Marines, who stormed the toughest beachhead this side of Hell. It is, also, the story of their women - loyal wives and two-bit temptresses, devoted sweethearts and one-night floozies." ; 6.20 X 4.10 X 0.40 inches 
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10 Crawford, William Give Me Tomorrow. a Novel.
Bantam 1966 Mass Market Paperback Good+ with no dust jacket 
212 pages, pictorial wrappers, normal shelf wear otherwise very good. Store stamp on front endpaper. "A tough, gripping novel of the battlefields of war and love." "In the great tradition of Battle Cry! A savagely angry novel boiling with the gung-ho, the guts and the glory of Marines in action." ; 7 X 4.10 X 0.90 inches; 212 pages 
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11 Crawford, William The Marine
Pinnacle Books 1972 Mass Market Paperback Good+ with No dust jacket as issued 
186 pages, pictorial wrappers, normal wear to covers otherwise very good. Stated 1st printing. Pinnacle #P126N. "Seethes with tension, a modern Caine Mutiny." From the back cover: "In a dramatic countdown to justice, the Marine Corps, the Army, the war in Vietnam and the American Way all come to trial." 
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12 Davis, R. Marine at War
Boston Little Brown & Company 1961 0316176516 / 9780316176514 Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
. Xii, 256 pages, cloth, DJ, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. Jacket by Robert Jenney. Stated first edition. The author served as a Marine rifleman from 1942 to 1946 and fought in the Peleliu and Okinawa campaigns. ; Ex-Library; 9 X 6 X 1 inches; 258 pages 
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13 Davis, Russell Marine at War
New York Scholastic Book Services 1965 Paperback Good with No dust jacket as issued 
246 pages, pictorial wrappers, normal wear to covers. Sated 1st Scholastic Book printing. T-743. From the back cover: "The gripping, personal account of a Marine in combat during World War II." The author served as a Marine rifleman from 1942 to 1946 and fought in the Peleliu and Okinawa campaigns. ; 246 pages 
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14 Davis, Russell Marine at War
New York Scholastic Book Services 1965 Paperback Very Good- with No dust jacket as issued 
246 pages, pictorial wrappers, former owner's name inside front cover, front cover shows a little wear otherwise very good. Stated 1st Scholastic Book printing. T-743. From the back cover: "The gripping, personal account of a Marine in combat during World War II." The author served as a Marine rifleman from 1942 to 1946 and fought in the Peleliu and Okinawa campaigns. ; 246 pages 
Price: 22.00 USD
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15 Dubus, Andre The Lieutenant
New York Dell Publishing 1967 Paperback Good with No dust jacket as issued 
189 pages, pictorial wrappers, pictorial wrappers, shelf wear to cover and pages, text very good. From the front cover: "The shocking side of military life, a novel of men caught in a web of shame." Back cover: "The world-within-a-world of a giant aircraft carrier. A homosexual episode among the Marine detachment. A widening net of complicity and guilt..." ; 6.80 X 4.10 X 0.50 inches 
Price: 8.00 USD
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16 HAMMOND, CLEON E. The Marine Corps: from Civilian to Leatherneck. Illustrated by William Hawkey. [Revised Edition]
New York Viking Press 1962 Revised Edition Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
[8], 178 pages , 10 line illustrations, 1 chart, cloth, DJ, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. Gift inscription to former owner with a lively illustration of a marine in a plane, "To Brother Leo, a Former Flying Leatherneck, from Brother John. Happy Birthday Lee! 1975". ; Ex-Library 
Price: 34.00 USD
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17 Hassell, Agostino Von and, Keith Crossley Warriors. the United States Marines.
Howell Press Inc. 1989 0943231086 / 9780943231082 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
199, [1] pages, well illustrated (many in color) , cloth, DJ, very good. 9 by 12 inches. Photography and Text by Agostino Von Hassell with Keith Crossley. Foreword by Bernard Trainor. Embossed label of the previous owner, a noted military collector. Naval Institute Press Edition. ; 12.19 X 9.43 X 0.72 inches; 200 pages 
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18 Herber, William Hold Saipan! [Originally Published As Tomorrow to Live]
New York Nordon Publications 1957 Reprint Mass Market Paperback Good with No dust jacket as issued 
320 pages, pictorial wrappers, normal wear to covers. Front cover "If it wasn't a tough job, they wouldn't need the Marines!" Back cover: "The Lord's got my soul, but the Marine Corps' got my ass!" "The Second Marine Division was laying it on the line. They were the finest, the toughest, the best, now they had to prove it." ; 320 pages 
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19 Hersey, John Into the Valley: a Skirmish of the Marines.
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1970 Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
[7], 138, [3] pages, 8 plates, cloth, DJ, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. 12th printing. Illustrations by Major Donald L. Dickson, U. S. M. C. From the dust jacket: "I went down into a valley with Captain Charles Rigaud of the United States Marines. A small skirmish took place there. The valley was on Guadalcanal, but it might have been anywhere. The skirmish was just an episode in an insignificant battle . . . This book is an attempt to recapture the feelings of Rigaud, his men, and myself, as we went down into that jungle valley. " B43 ; Ex-Library; 138 pages 
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20 Hoffman, Jon T. USMC. a Complete History.
Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, Inc. 2002 0883636174 / 9780883636176 Hardcover Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
664 pages, well illustrated, pictorial cloth. USMC patch on front cover. From Publishers Weekly: "Bound in camouflage cloth and thick enough to stop an anti-tank shell, this exhaustive chronology of the Marine Corps' 227-year existence will appeal to veterans and regimental historians alike. The detailed entries cover desultory peacetime action, administrative minutiae and desperate battles in the same terse military jargon: on January 28, 1922, for example, "Marines assist in rescue work after the roof of a theater collapses in Washington," while the entry for March 1, 1944, at the height of the Iwo Jima battle ("Marine aircraft participate in TF 58 strikes on Okinawa") , includes the laconic note that "VMSB 332 is redesignated VMTB 332." The march of dates and acronyms is interrupted by engaging two-page vignettes that feature loving descriptions of rifles and machine guns, tales of heroism and profiles of prominent Marines, including the "irrepressible" Major General Smedley Butler, who later soured on the Corps and denounced expeditions he had led in the Caribbean as an imperialist "racket." Innumerable photos and reproductions of paintings by Marine artists provide sometimes gritty, sometimes sentimental glimpses of Marine life and combat. Scholars will find the chronology of real value, while the trove of Marine lore will spark reminiscences among leathernecks." This massive volume (10 by 13.5 inches) allmost ten pounds. ; 13.48 X 10 X 2.53 inches; 664 pages 
Price: 34.00 USD
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