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Burma Rifles: A Story of Merrill's Marauders

By: Bonham, Frank

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas Y. Crowell Company: (c.1960)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22146

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[light foxing to edges of text block, otherwise just lightly shelfworn; jacket browned a little at edges and spine, a couple of tiny surface-scrapes on front panel, other minor traces of what might have been insect-nibbling]. Juvenile WWII fiction, about a young Nisei who seeks to prove his patriotism by volunteering as a Japanese-speaking interpreter for the U.S. Army -- even after he and his family have already been incarcerated in a relocation camp (the Topaz Relocat... View more info

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Image

By: Butler, Max

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Vantage Press: (c.1959)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13182

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


(price-clipped) [solid copy, moderate shelfwear, light soiling to page edges, gift inscription (non-authorial) on ffep; jacket worn at edges and extremities, moderate rubbing/soiling]. Presumably-autobiographical war novel, much of which takes place in an Italian beach town. The author, an Oklahoma native described in the jacket blurb as "an artist who served as a rifle platoon leader with the 85th Division in Italy during World War II," writes of a young soldi... View more info

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Butternut

By: Ceder, John

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Vantage Press: (c.1955)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13359

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good in Fair dj


[moderately worn, light fraying to cloth at base of spine and bottom corners, a little fading around top front hinge, ffep corner-clipped, bottom corners of a few pages near the end of the book are bent/creased; jacket edgeworn and rubbed/scuffed, spine sunned, several tears and associated creasing along top edge, large chip at top left-hand corner of front panel (just missing the title)]. Scarce vanity-press novel by a WWII veteran, written in "Ozark Mountain speech... View more info

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Ride the White Tiger

By: Clark, Roger W.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: (c.1959)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20515

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


[a bit of wear at bottom corners, slight bumping to top corners and top of spine, light dust-soiling to top edge; jacket moderately soiled, edgeworn, browned at spine, internal tape-repair to small tears at top of rear panel]. (pen and ink drawings) Somewhat fictionalized Korean War novel, a "powerful, poignant story of a South Korean boy in a time of tremendous stress." It tells the story of the book's illustrator (called "Lee" in the text), who became... View more info

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Destination Tokyo

By: Fisher, Steve

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton-Century Company: (c.1943)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12679

Condition: Very Good+


(light blue cloth, no dust jacket) [solid clean copy, spine cloth a little faded, light bumping to bottom front corner, some wear and a tiny tear in binding at base of spine]. The second World War II novel by the hard-boiled novelist/screenwriter (the first was "Destroyer"), and the basis for the excellent film of the same name, starring Cary Grant as a submarine commander leading an advance scouting mission for Doolittle's bombing raid on Tokyo. [NOTE that thi... View more info

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Destination Tokyo

By: Fisher, Steve

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton-Century Company: (c.1943)

Edition: 3rd printing

Seller ID: 16889

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[light shelfwear, slight deterioration to cloth at base of spine; jacket shows some wear at edges and extremities, tiny scrape mark at lower right corner of front panel, moderate soiling to rear panel]. The second World War II novel by this hard-boiled novelist/screenwriter (the first was "Destroyer"), and the basis for the excellent film of the same name, starring Cary Grant as a submarine commander leading an advance scouting mission for Doolittle's bombing ra... View more info

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Road Inland

By: Franklin, Frieda K.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas Y. Crowell Company: (c.1955)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16409

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[light wear to bottom edge, spine slightly turned, minor bumping to top front corner; jacket scuffed and lightly soiled, fading to spine, a couple of tiny edge-tears]. Novel about "a sensitive young nurse attached to an advanced hospital platoon" -- a MASH unit, essentially -- from D-Day through the end of the war in Europe. Per the jacket blurb, the author had herself been a Red Cross worker during the war, which no doubt informed her portrayal of "the tru... View more info

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Luftgangsters

By: Hamel, Raymond

Price: $25.00

Publisher: University Park FL, Destiny House: (c.2002, 1989)

Edition: Presumed 1st

Seller ID: 9394

ISBN: 0-9719866-0-6

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice clean tight copy, no discernible wear; jacket shows mild surface rubbing]. "During the 1930's the Nazi hierarchy became obsessed with sensational reports of the Chicago gangsters, Al Capone and his ilk. So when the Reichsminister of Propaganda wanted to demonize the British and American air forces, he combined the German word Luft (air) with 'gangsters' and thus we were portrayed in the German press. Just as we laughed at the Nazi propaganda tools, Lord Haw Ha... View more info

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Cracker! The Best Dog in Vietnam [*SIGNED*]

By: Kadohata, Cynthia

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Atheneum Books for Young Readers: (c.2007)

Edition: 2nd printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22471

ISBN: 1-4169-0637-1

Condition: Fine in Fine dj


[lovely copy, no discernible wear to either book or jacket]. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Young adult novel, "an action-packed glimpse into the Vietnam War as seen through the eyes of a [bomb-sniffing] dog and her handler." Signed by Author View more info

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A Caste of Heroes

By: Kenney, Lona B.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Company: (c.1966)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14934

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


(price-clipped) [solid copy with light shelfwear, minor bumping at a couple of corners; jacket has several small tears and some dog-earing along top edge, general edgewear/rubbing, short tear and associated diagonal creasing at bottom of rear panel]. Uncommon novel set in the paraplegic wards of a large VA hospital -- "the story of a group of young men ... in an alien world where hates are more consuming, dreams more fantastic, and the sexual drive untamed despite s... View more info

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Air Mission to Algiers

By: Litten, Frederic Nelson

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Company: 1943

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18910

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [solid, clean book, with minimal shelfwear, attractive vintage bookplate on front pastedown, tiny bookseller's label at bottom of ffep (Langley Book Shop, Newton Centre, Massachusetts); jacket shows some wear at edges and ends of spine, a few tiny tears and associated creasing at top and bottom edges of rear panel]. Juvenile war/adventure novel involving a Texas A&M freshman (with the great name of Sam Houston Moody) who leaves college to take a job with... View more info

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The Naked and the Dead

By: Mailer, Norman

Price: $300.00

Publisher: New York, Rinehart and Company, Inc.: (c.1948)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21893

Condition: Near Fine in Good+ dj


[solid clean copy with some light shelfwear to the bottom edge (which appears to have been unobtrusively "touched up" just a teensy bit by some amateur restorationist, although you'd hardly notice unless you turned the book upside down and squinted hard at it, like I did); jacket is edgeworn, with shallow chipping at spine ends and at top of rear panel, light browning to spine and edges of flaps, modest wrinkling to spine and both front and rear panels (not reall... View more info

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Thy Men Shall Fall [*SIGNED*]

By: Moss, Sidney and Samuel

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Chicago, Ziff-Davis Publishing Company: (c.1948)

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 11917

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [solid copy, moderate shelfwear to bottom edge, a little soiling to page edges; jacket shows some edgewear/soiling, minor chipping at spine extremities (no text affected), slightly ragged tear at top right-hand corner of front panel]. INSCRIBED briefly and SIGNED by "Sam" (presumably the co-author) on the ffep. Novel about the travails of a GI during World War II, starting in North Africa, where for a year "an overwhelming nausea consumes hi... View more info

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Dust Bowl Sailor

By: Schindler, Gordon

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Arnold Press: (c.1944)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11711

Condition: Very Good in Fair dj


[only moderately shelfworn, but with some soiling/foxing on top edge and binding starting to crack in center of book; jacket worn/soiled/discolored, 2-inch split at top front hinge, minor paper loss around top of spine]. Humorous novel concerning "the adventures of Stan Rodinski, Seaman First Class, during his six months training to be a metalsmith" -- in Oklahoma! ("Navy life is pretty much the same everywhere," according to the jacket blurb.) View more info

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The Ludendorff Pirates: A Novel About the Hijacking of the Largest German Battleship of WW II [*SIGNED*]

By: Shaner, John, and Al Ramrus

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12780

ISBN: 0-385-11460-5

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[book is nice and tight, with minimal shelfwear; jacket has a couple of tears along spine, spine browned, some paper loss at spine ends, tiny chip at top of front panel, long closed tear at top of rear panel, faint red ink mark at top right corner of front panel]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by one author (Shaner) on the ffep. "Twelve men, British special agents chosen for their cool courage, must, in the midst of death-dealing dangers, against tremendous odds, tame this ... View more info

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Bowmanville Break

By: Shelley, Sidney

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Delacorte Press: 1968

Edition: 1st & 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 16343

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[spine a bit turned, light bumping to bottom corners, minor soiling to page edges; jacket moderately edgeworn, a bit faded at spine, with a few small nicks and tears, and some dodo scrawled a phone number on the rear panel]. World War II novel, based on an actual incident in which German prisoners (many of them U-boat commanders) being held in a Canadian POW camp had managed to set up an espionage network, and to plan a major escape. Basis for the 1970 film THE McKENZI... View more info

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Born of War [*SIGNED*]

By: Taylor, Thomas

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company: (c.1988)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 20008

ISBN: 0-07-063192-1

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dj


[slight age-toning to page edges, no other discernible wear; jacket is essentially flawless]. INSCRIBED generically ("With best wishes of the author - ") and SIGNED by the author, in a small neat script at the top of the ffep. "A novel of the adventures of General Orde Wingate," described in the jacket blurb as "the most original and controversial warrior of the twentieth century, [who] fought his bitterest campaigns against the hierarchy of his own... View more info

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The Tin Armada [*SIGNED*]

By: Whitehand, Satherley [pseud. for David Satherley and James Whitehand]

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, Cassell & Company, Ltd.: 1957

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 9088

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[good solid copy, mild shelfwear; jacket rubbed at edges, a few small tears/chips, minor paper loss at base of spine]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by one author (Whitehand) on the title page. "For Peter Neal, whose story this novel tells, the Dieppe raid was the culmination of years of training as an A.B. at the experimental stations of Combined Ops. There was nothing romantic about his service life; the stomach-wracking tank-landing craft was designed for one job only -... View more info

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Come Down the Hill

By: Williams, George H., Jr.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Vantage Press: (c.1964)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11734

Condition: Near Fine in Good dj


[minor shelfwear, light bumping to spine ends; jacket heavily worn at edges, paper loss at several corners and spine ends]. Scarce vanity-press novel, which appears to be essentially a fictionalized account of the battle for "Heartbreak Ridge," one of the most hard-fought engagements of the Korean War. (The author was commander of the 1st Battallion, 23rd Infantry, during that action, which took place over several weeks during September and October 1951.) View more info