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1984 The American Revolution by Bruce Lancaster $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1984 The American Revolution by Bruce Lancaster. Large hardcover book with dust jacket in good condition. Some staining to dust jacket. Over 700 illustrations including full page colour plates this book is about the founding of the United States of America and the struggle of independence from the British rule. Also covers the war of 1812 with Canada. 384 pages
1970 Benedict Arnold Traitor of the Revolution by Ronald Syme $10
Click Here for Product Details! 1970 Benedict Arnold Traitor of the Revolution by Ronald Syme. Ex library hard cover book with dust jacket in good condition but with library pocket in rear and stamps. Illustrated throughout by William Stobbs. 192 pages.
1958 Company of Cowards by Jack Schaefer $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1958 Company of Cowards by Jack Schaefer. Hard cover book with dust jacket, possible First Edition. Tears to dust cover and foxing to front and rear pages. This is a novel based on rumours that there existed a company Q manned with soldiers who been cited for cowardice.188 pages.
1942 Paul Revere and the World He Lived In by Esther Forbes $50.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1942 Paul Revere and the World He Lived In by Esther Forbes. Hard cover book with dust jacket in good condition. Some wear to dust jacket edges. 498 pages this tells the story of legendary revolutionary and all around artist, Paul Revere. Fully illustrated with photos and drawings. This book earned her a Pulitzer prize in History
1988 Press On: Further Adventures in the Good Life by General Chuck Yaeger $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1988 Press On: Further Adventures in the Good Life by General Chuck Yaeger and Charles Leehrsen. Sequel to the best selling autobiography Press On this is a First Editon hard cover with dust jacket in very good condition. Illustrated with photos of the famous test pilot and WW II pilot. 246 pages
1990 Being Red by Howard Fast $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1990 Being Red by Howard Fast. Hard cover book with dust jacket in very good condition. Being Red is an intimate memoir about the years Howard Fast, author of Spartacus and other notables works, spent in the American Communist Party, and under the constant surveillance of the FBI. 8-page photo insert.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

MILITARY

The United States Armed Forces are the military forces of the United States. They consist of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard.
All of the branches work together during operations and joint missions, under the Unified Combatant Commands, under the authority of the Secretary of Defense with the exception of the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard falls under the administration of the Department of Homeland Security and receives its operational orders from the Secretary of Homeland Security. The Coast Guard may be transferred to the Department of the Navy by the President or Congress during a time of war. All five armed services are among the seven uniformed services of the United States; the others are the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Corps.

From the time of its inception the military played a decisive role in the history of the United States. A sense of national unity and identity was forged out of the victorious Barbary Wars, as well as the War of 1812. Even so, the Founders were suspicious of a permanent military force and not until the outbreak of World War II did a large standing army become officially established.

The National Security Act of 1947, adopted following World War II and during the onset of the Cold War, created the modern U.S. military framework; the Act merged previously Cabinet-level Department of War and the Department of the Navy into the National Military Establishment (renamed the Department of Defense in 1949), headed by the Secretary of Defense; and created the Department of the Air Force and National Security Council.

The U.S. military is one of the largest militaries in terms of number of personnel. It draws its manpower from a large pool of volunteers; although conscription has been used in the past in various times of both war and peace, it has not been used since 1972. As of 2011, the United States spends about $550 billion annually to fund its military forces, and appropriates approximately $160 billion to fund Overseas Contingency Operations. Put together, the United States constitutes roughly 43 percent of the world's military expenditures. The U.S. armed forces as a whole possess large quantities of advanced and powerful equipment, along with widespread placement of forces around the world, giving them significant capabilities in both defense and power projection.

 

 

1977 The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome by E. Gordon Bainbridge $100.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1977 The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome by E. Gordon Bainbridge. Rare hard cover First Edition book with dust jacket contains many photos of the WWI airplane collection at the Rhinebeck Museum. The book has a signed dedication from Cole Palen himself. This book came from the estate of Bob Steward who had his own aviation museum in Oshawa.
1948 Q.E.D. MIT in WW II by John Burchard $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1948 Q.E.D. MIT in WW II by John Burchard. Hard cover book with dust jacket in good condition. Written by the Director of Libraries at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) since 1944. The author held various positions with various war agencies. includes various technological developments including the US atomic bomb project. 354 pages.
1935 Great Captain The Lincoln Trilogy by Honore Morrow $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1935 Great Captain The Lincoln Trilogy by Honore Morrow. Hard cover book with dust jacket in good condition. 668 pages this books contains all 3 novels Honore wrote about Abraham Lincoln; Forever Free (1927), With Malice Toward None (1928) and The Last Full Measure (1930). Although not strictly a war book Honore was considered an authority on Abraham Lincoln who was the main proponent of the American Civil War.
1975 Duel Between the First Iron Clads by William C. Davis $10
Click Here for Product Details! 1975 Duel Between the First Iron Clads by William C. Davis. Details with photos and illustrations of the famous Civil War battle between the Union ironclad USS Monitor and the ConfederacyÂ’s CSS Virginia (formerly USS Merrimack). This 5 hour battle changed the face of Naval war fare forever.
1941 First Edition The Army of Tennessee by Stanley F. Horn $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1941 First Edition The Army of Tennessee by Stanley F. Horn. A book about one of the American South’s armies of the Civil War. 503 pages in good condition hard cover with no dust jacket.
.....SOLD.....1961 The Long Lonely Leap by Captain Joseph W. Kittinger Jr. USAF with Martin Caidin $30.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1961 The Long Lonely Leap by Captain Joseph W. Kittinger Jr. USAF with Martin Caidin. First Edition hard cover book with dust jacket in very good condition. OwnerÂ’s stamp inside front cover. "The breathtaking story of the man who made the worldÂ’s highest jump - falling 16 miles at speeds reaching 614 mph before his main chute opened.". Rare First Edition.249 pages
.....sold.....1986 The Brotherhood Of Courage by Walter W. Thom $30.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1986 The Brotherhood Of Courage by Walter W. Thom. Hard cover book in very good condition. The history of 305th Bombardment Group (H) in WW II. 246 pages with archival photos.
1966 Dawn Of D-Day by David Howarth Special Edition for Younger Readers $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1966 Dawn Of D-Day by David Howarth Special Edition for Younger Readers. Hard cover book with dust jacket in good condition with archival photos from WW II.
1946 My Three Years With Eisenhower by Captain Harry C. Butcher, USNR $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1946 My Three Years With Eisenhower by Captain Harry C. Butcher, USNR. Probable First Edition hard cover book with dust jacket in good condition. Previous owner signature inside small tear sto dust jacket. The personal diary of Eisenhower’s Aide de Camp covering the years 1942 to 1945.
1950 The Blue and the Grey 2 volume boxed set by Henry Steele Commager $70.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1950 The Blue and the Grey 2 volume boxed set by Henry Steele Commager. The story of the American Civil War as told by participants. Both in very good condition with some wear to edges of box. (See images)
1960 US Army: Use and Care of Hand Tools And Measuring Instruments $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1960 US Army Use and Care of Hand Tools And Measuring Instruments. Comprehensive manual issued by the Headquarters, Department of the Army. Great for anyone.
1957 Day of Infamy by Walter Lord hard cover w dust jacket $10
Click Here for Product Details! 1957 Day of Infamy by Walter Lord. Account of the attack on Pearl Harbour by the Japanese. Many photos and personal accounts by survivors. Good condition. Possible first edition.A blue cloth bound hard cover w dust jacket,243 pages.
1940 TonyÂ’s Scrapbook by Tony Wons $10
Click Here for Product Details! 1940 TonyÂ’s Scrapbook by Tony Wons. Tan cloth bound hard cover in good condition contains thoughts,quotations and poems by Tony Wons, noted American radio personalty. His popular show lasted from 1930 to 1943. 8 1/2" by 5 3/4" by 3/4". No page numbers.
1992 It Doesn’t Take A Hero autobiography of General H. Norman Schwartzkopf $25.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1992 It Doesn’t Take A Hero autobiography of General H. Norman Schwartzkopf. Written with Peter Petre this is a 530 page First Edition illustrated hard cover book with dust jacket in very good condition. General Schwartzkopf tells in his own words the story of his life and career spanning 4 decades.
1999 Convair B-36 Peacemaker A Photo Chronicle by Meters K. Jacobson $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1999 Convair B-36 Peacemaker A Photo Chronicle by Meters K. Jacobson. A soft cover booklet in very good condition chronicling the largest bomber in the US Military, the Convair B-36 Intercontinental Bomber from it’s concepttion in 1941 to the date of this book. Many archival photos. 255 page
1981 Arsenal Of Democracy II by Tom Gervasi and Bob Adelman $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1981 Arsenal Of Democracy II by Tom Gervasi and Bob Adelman. Soft cover book which follows Arsenal Of Democracy I (1978) outlines, with specifications and images, the military machines and weapons of the United States during the Cold War. Includes the Nuclear arsenal. 300 pages in good condition with minor wear.
1994 First Touchstone Edition of The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan softcover $5
Click Here for Product Details! 1994 First Touchstone Edition of The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan softcover. The classic epic of D-Day first written in 1959 by Cornelius Ryan. 350 pages in very good condition complete with war photos.
7th Cavalry book by Jeff Jeffries $10
Click Here for Product Details! 7th Cavalry book by Jeff Jeffries. A British publication blue cloth hard cover with dust jacket. No date. Rollicking Western story about CusterÂ’s Last stand. 185 pages in good comdition with minor wear and tear to dust jacket. 7 1/4" by 5"
1963 Book Of The American West prepared by Jay Monaghan $25.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1963 Book Of The American West prepared by Jay Monaghan. Art director Clarence P. Hornung. Hard cover book with dust jacket in very good condition. Complete book on the American West with photos and other illustrations from noted Western artists. 608 pages.
1968 The Rat patrol The Iron Monster Raid by I.G. Edmonds $5
Click Here for Product Details! 1968 The Rat patrol The Iron Monster Raid by I.G. Edmonds. Based on the TV show this illustrated hard cover book from Whitman Publishing has 210pages and is in used condition cover page missing slight splitting at rear spine.
1945 Pacific Stars and Stripes Magazine $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1945 Pacific Stars and Stripes Magazine. Magazine of the United States Armed Forces in occupied Japan after the capitulation of the Japanes. Interesting articles and great photos.
1983 Nineteen Sixty-Eight The Vietnam Experience by Clark Dougan, Steven Weiss $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1983 Nineteen Sixty-Eight The Vietnam Experience by Clark Dougan, Steven Weiss. Hard cover book with no dust jacket covering the Viet Nam war with text and illustrations including maps and photos (many in colour). 192 pages 11 1/2" tall.
1981 Leavenworth Papers by Roger J. Spiller of the US Combat Studies Group $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1981 Leavenworth Papers by Roger J. Spiller of the US Combat Studies Group. Small booklet discussing the US intervention in Lebanon at the heighth of the Cold War to prevent this Mediteranean country from falling under Communist influences.
.....SOLD.....1976 Official US Air Force binder with 25 year service certificate and photos. $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1976 Official US Air Force binder with 25 year service certificate and photos. Large vinyl covered folder with US Air Force crest in silver. Contains Department of the Air Force Certificate of Service signed by Joseph L. Pospisil, Colonel and USAF Commander of 6550th Air Base Group. Contains a young photo of the recipient Clinton Glover and a photo of him receiving this award. Used condition with some small dents on covers and a few scuffs and scrapes. Second photo is torn at edges. 14 1/2" by 11 3/4".
.....SOLD.....1991 Official US Navy Folder containing re-enlistment paper to USS Kitty Hawk Aircraft Carrier Radioman William Glover $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1991 Official US Navy Folder containing re-enlistment paper to USS Kitty Hawk Aircraft Carrier Radioman William Glover. Nice blue vinyl covered folder with the Department of the Navy seal in gold on the cover. Inside is the Certificate signed by Eric S. Lovett, LTJG, US Navy CMS Custodian of the USS Kitty Hawk and a 8" x 10" color photo of the Kitty Hawk signed in gold ink with a congratulatory message. 11 1/2" x 9"
.....SOLD.....1995 Official US Navy Folder containing photos of the USS Kitty Hawk and some crew members $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1995 Official US Navy Folder containing photos of the USS Kitty Hawk and some crew members. Nice blue vinyl covered folder with the Department of the Navy seal in gold on the cover. Inside is a 2 page bulletin from the Navy laying out the procedure of welcoming new members to the US Naval Computer and Telecommunications Master Station at the Bahrain Detachment and a 8" x 10" color photo of the Kitty Hawk and a color photo of crew members. 11 1/2" x 9"
.....SOLD.....1915 My Year of the Great War by Frederick Palmer $20
Click Here for Product Details! 1915 My Year of the Great War by Frederick Palmer. 464 pages this orange cloth bound hard cover book was the 5th printing in December of that year (1915). Written by one of the truly great war correspondents this book regales the reader with PalmerÂ’s account of his experiences as a journalist, starting the day WWI was declared.

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