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1 Arthur, Anthony Deliverance At Los Banos
New York St. Martin's Press 1985 0312191855 / 9780312191856 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Xiv, [2], 287 pages, plates, maps, cloth, DJ, very good. The Dramatic True Story of Survival and Triumph in a Japanese Internment Camp. From Wikipedia: "The Raid at Los Baños in the Philippines, early Friday morning on 23 February 1945, was executed by a combined U. S. Army Airborne and Filipino guerrilla task force, resulting in the liberation of 2,147 Allied civilian and military internees from an agricultural school campus turned Japanese internment camp. It has been celebrated as one of the most successful rescue operations in modern military history. It was the second precisely-executed raid by combined U. S. -Filipino forces within a month, following on the heels of the Raid at Cabanatuan at Luzon on 30 January, in which 522 Allied military POWs had been rescued. : ; 8.30 X 5.70 X 1.20 inches; 287 pages 
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2 Astor, Gerald Crisis in the Pacific. the Battles for the Philippine Islands by the Men Who Fought Them.
New York Donald I. Fine Books 1996 1556114842 / 9781556114847 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Xviii, 428 pages, plates, maps, cloth, DJ, very good. Embossed label of the former owner, a noted military collector. From Kirkus Reviews: "Astor has garnered extensive testimony from veterans of the bloody struggles for the Philippines, a strategic prize in WW II. Drawing on these powerful first-person accounts, Astor argues that the US suffered a ``second Pearl Harbor'' in the Philippine Islands during December 1941. The Filipino- American defenses were shockingly unprepared, despite General Douglas MacArthur's warnings of imminent attack. American forces had obsolete tanks, guns, and planes, and no reserves of ammunition. Despite these handicaps, many US units and the gallant and highly professional Filipino scouts fought bravely against veteran Japanese troops. Hungry, racked by disease, despairing, they fought on. Astor vividly depicts the fall of Bataan and Corregidor, the infamous Death March (during which many American POWS were murdered) , and the atrocities carried out by the Japanese against Filipino civilians. (At the postwar trials of Japanese officers it was asserted that 131,028 Filipions and Americans were murdered during the Japanese occupation. ) Astor is critical of MacArthur's misleading and self-serving reports about the Japanese invasion and of his false promises of reinforcements to his troops and their allies. The American return to the islands in 1944 was a different story: The avenging Allies came with overwhelming land, sea, and air power. Despite that, it was a long, brutal campaign. Judging from these stirring accounts by the men in combat, the Allied infantrymen and airmen and the Scouts (Filipino-American guerrillas) were truly heroes. MacArthur ultimately redeemed himself, returning to the Philippines, ousting an entrenched enemy, and earning a great victory under trying circumstances. Astor's latest contribution to the literature of WW II pays tribute to the little-known exploits, the sacrifices, and the valor of fighting men and reminds us that those who defend freedom may incur a terrible cost." ; 9.40 X 6.60 X 1.40 inches; 496 pages 
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3 Atkinson, Rick An Army At Dawn. the War in North Africa, 1942-1943. Volume One of the Liberation Trilogy.
New York Henry Holt and Co. 2002 0805062882 / 9780805062885 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Xvi, 681, [1] pages, plates, maps, cloth, DJ, very good. From Booklist: "Atkinson, author of the best-selling The Long Grey Line (1989) , a chronicle of the West Point class of 1966, here debuts an ambitious three-volume saga about the North African and European theaters of World War II. This first volume covers the conception of Operation Torch through the German surrender in Tunisia in May 1943 and reveals the author's skill in balancing big-picture strategizing with unit-level tactical fighting. And though well researched, Atkinson's diligence is artfully masked by his fluid narrative. To be sure, the author hews to the general historical verdict that Torch was a strategically dubious operation, and the campaign that ensued was the veritable definition of snafu. Atkinson, understanding the inherent terror and confusion of combat, and hence the difficulty in relating it, fixes on the clarifying tool of topography. The ground of every battle is precisely assessed, with the author apprising readers of how often the experienced German army was superior to the green American army in exploiting hills and roads. Having personally tramped over the battlefields in Morocco and Tunisia, Atkinson incorporates their look--the mud, the dust, and the cactus. An exemplary work that feeds anticipation of the succeeding volumes. "; 9.50 X 6.60 X 2.10 inches; 681 pages 
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4 BALDWIN, HANSON W(EIGHTMAN) The crucial years, 1939-1941 : the world at war.
New York Harper & Row, 1976 Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
525 pages, 8 plates, 18 maps, cloth, DJ, book club edition. From the DJ: "This is the first half, through Pearl Harbor, of the author's history of World War II. . . This history, a dramatic narrative enlivened by quotations from eyewitnesses, by one of the world's outstanding military experts, will stand as the authoritative account of the crisis of World War II." 
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5 BALDWIN, HANSON W(EIGHTMAN) The Crucial Years, 1939-1941 : the World At War.
New York Harper & Row, 1976 Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
525 pages, 8 plates, 18 maps, cloth, DJ. From the DJ: "This is the first half, through Pearl Harbor, of the author's history of World War II. . . This history, a dramatic narrative enlivened by quotations from eyewitnesses, by one of the world's outstanding military experts, will stand as the authoritative account of the crisis of World War II." 
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6 Balkoski, Joseph Beyond the Beachhead. the 29th Infantry Division in Normandy.
Harrisburg, Pa. , Stackpole Books 1989 0811702219 / 9780811702218 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Xvi, 304 pages, illustrations, maps, cloth, DJ, very good. Foreword by Harold P. Leinbaugh. From the DJ: "BEYOND THE BEACHHEAD examines a brief slice of the experience of one infantry division, the 29th, during 45 days of combat from Omaha Beach on D-Day to the liberation of St. Lo The 29th was one of only two divisions to land in the first wave on Omaha. Its experience in Normandy was a good example of how the American military system fared against a Europe enemy that had far more experience in war." ; 9.60 X 6.30 X 1.30 inches; 320 pages 
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7 BALLARD, ROBERT D. and, ARCHBOLD, RICK Return to Midway.
Washington National Geographic 1999 0792275004 / 9780792275008 Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
191, [1] pages, well illustrated (many in color) , map, cloth, DJ, very good. 8 by 11 inches. From Library Journal: "Midway--the name evokes images of insurmountable odds and heroic sacrifice on the part of the U. S. Navy in 1942, for it was this battle (and those of the Coral Sea and Guadalcanal) that stemmed the tide of Japanese aggression in the Pacific and began the march to victory that would end in Tokyo harbor in August 1945. In this rich visual and narrative account, Ballard deftly intersperses chapters on the Battle of Midway with a fascinating account of his search for the U. S. S. Yorktown, which was sunk by a Japanese destroyer on June 7, 1942. Period photographs from the battle are combined with those of the Yorktown as she rests today, and paintings by marine artist Ken Marschall add detail to complete the record. The lively narrative is punctuated with two Japanese and two American oral history accounts of the battle. As with his books on the Titanic, the Bismarck, and the ships of Guadalcanal, Ballard has once again produced a visual tour de force that will evoke memories in those remaining veterans of what the late Gordon W. Prange termed the "miracle at Midway" while firing the imaginations of a younger generation. Highly recommended." 
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8 BALLARD, ROBERT D. and, ARCHBOLD, RICK Return to Midway.
Washington National Geographic 1999 0792275004 / 9780792275008 Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
191, [1] pages, well illustrated (many in color) , map, cloth, DJ, very good. 8 by 11 inches. From Library Journal: "Midway--the name evokes images of insurmountable odds and heroic sacrifice on the part of the U. S. Navy in 1942, for it was this battle (and those of the Coral Sea and Guadalcanal) that stemmed the tide of Japanese aggression in the Pacific and began the march to victory that would end in Tokyo harbor in August 1945. In this rich visual and narrative account, Ballard deftly intersperses chapters on the Battle of Midway with a fascinating account of his search for the U. S. S. Yorktown, which was sunk by a Japanese destroyer on June 7, 1942. Period photographs from the battle are combined with those of the Yorktown as she rests today, and paintings by marine artist Ken Marschall add detail to complete the record. The lively narrative is punctuated with two Japanese and two American oral history accounts of the battle. As with his books on the Titanic, the Bismarck, and the ships of Guadalcanal, Ballard has once again produced a visual tour de force that will evoke memories in those remaining veterans of what the late Gordon W. Prange termed the "miracle at Midway" while firing the imaginations of a younger generation. Highly recommended." 
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9 BALLARD, ROBERT D. and, ARCHBOLD, RICK Return to Midway.
Washington National Geographic 1999 0792275004 / 9780792275008 Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
152 pages, well illustrated (some in color) , map, cloth, DJ, very good. 8.5 by 11 inches. Embossed label of the previous owner, a noted collector. From Library Journal: "Midway--the name evokes images of insurmountable odds and heroic sacrifice on the part of the U. S. Navy in 1942, for it was this battle (and those of the Coral Sea and Guadalcanal) that stemmed the tide of Japanese aggression in the Pacific and began the march to victory that would end in Tokyo harbor in August 1945. In this rich visual and narrative account, Ballard deftly intersperses chapters on the Battle of Midway with a fascinating account of his search for the U. S. S. Yorktown, which was sunk by a Japanese destroyer on June 7, 1942. Period photographs from the battle are combined with those of the Yorktown as she rests today, and paintings by marine artist Ken Marschall add detail to complete the record. The lively narrative is punctuated with two Japanese and two American oral history accounts of the battle. As with his books on the Titanic, the Bismarck, and the ships of Guadalcanal, Ballard has once again produced a visual tour de force that will evoke memories in those remaining veterans of what the late Gordon W. Prange termed the "miracle at Midway" while firing the imaginations of a younger generation. Highly recommended." 
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10 BALLARD, ROBERT D. with RICK ARCHBOLD The Discovery of the Bismarck.
New York Warner / Madison Press Book 1990 0446513865 / 9780446513869 Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Introduction by Ludovic Kennedy. Illustrations of the Bismarck wreck by Ken Marschall. 231 pages, very well illustrated (many in color, some folding) , cloth, very good, 8-1/2 by 11 inches. From the publisher: The book recreates the unforgettable story of the great sea battle with historic photographs and the words of the men who fought it. Ballard then gives a dramatic first person account of the high-tech hunt for the Bismarck that culminated in its thrilling rediscovery - 48 years after it was sent to the bottom. With over 400 illustrations this book has all the pictorial richness that helped make Robert Ballard's previous book The Discovery of the Titanic, an international bestseller. Fascinating 'then and now' features pair photographs of the Bismarck in 1989 with accurate pictures from 1941; two spectacular full-page foldouts show the Nazi warship in all her fearsome glory and as she looks today. Full-color maps, charts and diagrams throughout plus a host of specially commissioned paintings recreate a remarkable chapter int eh history of World War II and illuminate the fascinating world of modern deep-sea exploration. 
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11 Barbier, M.K. Kursk The Greatest Tank Battle 1943
Brown Books 2002 1897884834 / 9781897884836 Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
174 pages, well illustrated, maps, cloth, DJ, very good. 8 by 11 inches. From the DJ: "KURSK is a comprehensive account of the battle that saw the initiative on the Eastern Front finally switch to the Russian Army, and thus set in motion the latter's inexorable advance towards Berlin and the end of the war in Europe." ; 11.20 X 8.40 X 0.70 inches; 176 pages 
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12 Barker, A.J. Dunkirk. the Great Escape.
David McKay Company 1978 0679508279 / 9780679508274 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
240 pages, well illustrated, maps, cloth, DJ, very good. 5 by 7 inches. Book club edition. From the DJ: "Using new material from French, British and German sources, A. J. Barker has produced a complete and authoritative account of this dramatic story." ; Book Club Edition 
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13 Bartov, Omer Hitler's Army. Soldiers, Nazis, and War in the Third Reich.
New York Oxford University Press 1991 0195068793 / 9780195068795 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Xiv, 238 pages, cloth, DJ, very good. Embossed label of the former owner, a noted military collector. From Publishers Weekly: "With liberal quotes from letters, diaries and military reports, Bartov successfully challenges the notion that the German army during WW II was apolitical and reveals how thoroughly permeated it was by Nazi ideology. Focusing on ordinary German soldiers on the Eastern front, he shows how government propaganda and indoctrination motivated the troops not only to fight well but to commit unprecedented crimes against humanity. This institutionalized brainwashing revolved around two interrelated elements: the radical demonization of the Soviet enemy and the deification of the fuhrer. Consequently, most of the troops believed the war in the Eastern theater was a struggle to dam the Jewish/Bolshevik/Asiatic flood that threatened Western civilization. This scholarly paper by a junior fellow with the Society of Fellows, Harvard University, demonstrates how Germany's soldiers were transformed into brutal instruments of a barbarous policy." ; 9.30 X 6.30 X 1.10 inches; 256 pages 
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14 Batty, David Japan At War in Color
Carlton Publishing Group 2004 1844426408 / 9781844426409 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
160 pages, well illustrated in color, cloth, DJ, very good. 9 by 10.5 inches. From the DJ: "Drawing on the letters and diaries of many Japanese servicemen, civilians and politicans, the accompanying text tells a unique story." ; 10 X 8.80 X 0.70 inches; 160 pages 
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15 BAUDOT, MARCEL; BERNARD, HENRI; BRUGMANS, HENDRIK; FOOT, MICHAEL R.D.; JACOBSEN, HANS-ADOLF (editors) The Historical encyclopedia of World War II.
New York Facts On File, 1980 0871964015 / 9780871964014 Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Xxii, [2], 548, [2] pages, maps, cloth, DJ, very good. Illustrations by Andre Dumoulin. Translated from the French by Jesse Dilson ; with additional material by Alvin D. Coox, Thomas R. H. Havens. Translation of: Encyclopédie de la guerre 1939-1945. From the publisher: In its breadth of coverage The Historical Encyclopedia Of World War II is unparalleled. No other one-volume source covers topics as diverse as the role of the church in occupied Europe, the effects of the air war against Japan on the civilian population, civil strife in wartime Albania and its effects on the postwar world, and the development of atomic physics. Its reliability is unmatched as well. An international group of scholars was assembled to compile The Historical Encyclopedia Of World War II. The result is a work characterized by accuracy, objectivity, and thoroughness. 
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16 BELL, P.M.H. (Philip Michael Hett) A certain eventuality... Britain and the fall of France.
Hampshire, UK Saxon House 1974 Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
320 pages, 8 plates, 3 maps, cloth, DJ, very good. From the DJ: "On May 27th, 1940 at one of the most crucial and dramatic moments in the Country's history, the British Cabinet studied a report from the Chiefs of Staff: 'British strategy in a certain eventuality'. The collapse of France was imminent. Official British archives only recently made available have provided the author with the background to that tragic event and its aftermath. He has written an exciting and illuminating blow-by-blow account of those dark days. Dunkirk. The reactions of Government and people. The relations with Vichy France. The emergence of De Gaulle. For the first time new light is thrown on these and other events which led to the tumultuous period when Britain and the Commonwealth alone faced the Nazi threat. Bell's considerable insight and his careful study of the newly-available Government documents provide intriguing revelations of the characters and attitudes of the men behind the scenes." . 
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17 D'ESTE, CARLO Decision in Normandy.
New York E. P. Dutton, 1983 052524218X / 9780525242185 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Maps by Tom Stalker-Miller. 555 pages, 6 plates, 10 maps, cloth, DJ, very good. From the estate of aviation collector Colin Kidd and with his embossed label. Stated first edition. From the DJ, 'Drawing on a wealth of previously unpublished papers, declassified documents, diaries and personal interviews, Carlo D'Este has written the first full account of what actually happened in Normandy - how the campaign went wrong and how it was eventually won. His discovery of General Montgomery's original plan and the failure of its execution has already stirred controversy in Britain where Nigel Hamilton, Montgomery's biographer, has said that Decision in Normandy 'will keep historians arguing for a decade.' 
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18 Douglas, Roy The World War, 1939-45 : the Cartoonist's Vision
London Routledge 1990 0415030498 / 9780415030496 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Xii, 300 pages, well illustrated, cloth, DJ, very good. Embossed label of the former owner, a noted military collector. From Library Journal: "This collection of wartime graphics from the major participants in World World II is more than the usual nostalgic group of political cartoons or posters. It is instead a powerful lesson in social history. Each drawing is accompanied by up to a page of commentary and perspective. Few of the cartoons are crude "win-the-war" exhortations. Most are more subtle and refer to political and military incidents which are now obscure. The cartoons from Russia and Nazi Germany are especially interesting. The overall lesson is that propaganda--in whatever cause--can be subtle and effective." ; 9.21 X 6.30 X 1.02 inches 
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19 Eisenhower, Dwight D. ; Everett E Hazlett, Robert Griffith Ike's Letters to a Friend 1941-1958
University Press of Kansas 1984 0700602577 / 9780700602575 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Xii, 211 pages, cloth, DJ, very good. Embossed label of the former owner, a noted military collector. Letters written to Everett Hazlett. ; 9.13 X 6.57 X 1.11 inches 
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20 Eldridge, Fred Wrath in Burma the Uncensored Story of General Stilwell and International Maneuvers in the Far East.
Garden City Doubleday & Company 1946 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
320 pages, plates, map endpapers, cloth, DJ, very good. Stated first edition. "WRATH IN BURMA is a lively human document of the personal anecdotes and daily happenings in 'Vinegar Joe' Stilwell's life in Burma. It is the story of a general who was never a brass hat-who marched with his men and led them over insurmountable obstacles. It is a firsthand portrait of a determined and angry man in action, a man who, after the retreat from Burma, was not afraid or ashamed to say 'We got the hell licked out of us. It was humiliating as hell. We ought to find out why it happened and return." WRATH IN BURMA, with 'Vinegar Joe' the central and dominating figures, is as relentless and courageous in its analysis of international maneuvers in the Far East as Stilwell was on the march out of Burma and in facing the conflicting forces of high politics in the China-Burma-India area." ; 9 X 6 X 1 inches 
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