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Service for the Dead

By: Anderson, Robert A.

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, Arbor House: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004772

ISBN: 0877958122

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


Very slight shelfwear. A bright, tight, attractive copy. "On his way home from Vietnam after having been wounded, and newly immersed in a civilian reality that seems trivial, Marine Pfc. Mike Allison tries to make sense of his Vietnam nightmare. In the back seat of his parents' car he drifts in and out of memories of the war: the terror of random death; endless patrols; the booby-trapped landscape; seemingly friendly Vietnamese who harbor Viet Cong; memories. ... View more info

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Run Silent, Run Deep

By: Beach, Edward L.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Pocket Books: 1968

Edition: Twelfth Printing

Seller ID: 001878

Condition: Very Good


Corners bumped, minor edge wear, one page chipped. A little yellowing, but text is clean and unmarked. A fairly tight, attractive copy. "A novel based on true experience-a story of the "silent" service that broke the back of the Japanese Navy in WWII. Its author is one of the world's most experienced and honored submarine experts."; 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall View more info

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Flight of the Intruder

By: Coonts, Stephen

Price: $14.75

Publisher: Annapolis, Maryland, Naval Institute Press: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006886

ISBN: 0870212001

Condition: Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket


Black cloth over gray boards with silver lettering, 329 pp. Spine slightly slanted, a little edge wear, back hinge a bit weak. Jacket in new Brodart with just a bit of edge wear. An attractive copy of Coonts' first book. "In this riveting story of naval aviators at war over Vietnam, veteran A-6 Intruder pilot Stephen Coonts captures as never before the full drama of modern aerial warfare. With extraordinary realism he straps the reader into the cockpit of an A-6 ... View more info

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The Calendar Epic (The Novel of the Merchant Marine)

By: Kubeck, James

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Son's: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003696

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Spine slightly slanted, corners bumped. DJ shows some edgewear, 2 spots on spine, tiny tears at top and bottom of spine and flap edges. Text is clean and attractive. "This is a novel of the sea and of a ship, the Calendar Epic, and her first and final voyage in the dark war years when, if a merchantmen completed one mission, she was considered to have fulfilled her purpose. The glory went to those who met the enemy in battle, but the tensions and strains fell ... View more info

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H.M.S. Ulysses

By: MacLean, Alistair

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Permabooks: 1956

Seller ID: 002019

Condition: Good


Perma Books # M-4057. Spine slanted, covers somewhat creased, corners bumped, some edge wear. 1" mostly closed tear at bottom of back cover. Date stamped on ffep. Spine cracked about page 120, but all text still attached. Glue a bit fragile. "This is the story of H.M.S. Ulysses, a light cruiser on heavy duty in the Arctic. . . a ship in disgrace, manned by a crew pushed beyond human endurance. A few days after a murderous voyage the Ulysses was ordered back ... View more info

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The Sand Pebbles

By: McKenna, Richard

Price: $810.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 006470

Condition: Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket


Orange cloth with gold lettering, 597 pp., South China map on end papers. Signed by author on half title page "Richard McKenna, Chapel Hill 1962". Spine slightly slanted, corners bumped with a little chipping to bottom corners, slight edge wear, owner's name on front paste down. Pages 181-189 sunned except for about 1" strip at top, otherwise pages are clean and unmarked. A little spotting to top and leading edges. Dust jacket in new Brodart, price clipped, s... View more info

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Known But to God: The Story of the Unknown Soldier

By: Reynolds, Quentin

Price: $4.95

Publisher: New York, Dell Publishing: 1963

Seller ID: 004903

Condition: Good


Some edgewear, scuff mark on front, spine somewhat brittle. Text has shallow waterspot at edge but is clean and unmarked. "A doughboy of the Lost Battalion in the Argonne Forest. . . an Air Force bombardier in World War II. . . a naval corpsman in the hell of the Korean conflict. . . these are the men who might be buried under the eternal light in the tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetary." From Pacific Stars and Stripes: "Quentin... View more info

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Arundel

By: Roberts, Kenneth

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday & Company: 1956

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 8527

Condition: Good in Good+ dust jacket


Black boards with gold lettering on spine, 486 pp plus listings and printing histories of other Kenneth Roberts books. Spine cocked, corners worn, minor edge wear and rubbing. Ex-library with typical stamps and markings. DJ in new Brodart, some edge wear and chipping, glue residue on flaps, light sunning. Text is clean and unmarked. Overall, a solid reading copy. ; Front pastedown is "The Abenaki Country traveled by Steven Nason and Col. Benedict Arnold's route t... View more info

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Ww III: World in Flames

By: Slater, Ian

Price: $2.90

Publisher: New York, Fawcett Gold Medal: 1991

Edition: Tenth Printing

Seller ID: 003646

ISBN: 0449145646

Condition: Very Good-


Slight edgewear/bumping, corner on back cover creased. A bright, attractive copy. "With the war turning against them, the Russians are readying a submarine offensive against the American West Coast. There is no telling when they will escalate to even more dangerous tactics. . . including nuclear weapons. On every front, the war that once seemed impossible blazes its now inevitable path of worldwide destruction. There is no way to know how it will end."; ... View more info

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Ww III: Force of Arms

By: Slater, Ian

Price: $3.50

Publisher: New York, Fawcett Gold Medal: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004746

ISBN: 0449148556

Condition: Very Good


Spine very slightly creased, corners bumped, minor edge wear, binding fairly tight. A bright, attractive copy. Paperback original. "Three Chinese armies swarmed across the trace. Into the bulge created by the sudden onslaught raced the Chinese armor, T-60 tanks with 85mm guns, and behind the T-60s over 90,000 PLA regular frontline troops rushed like ants upon the Americans who were bogged down in the typhoon. "The American A-10 Thunderbolts came in low,... View more info

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Day Without End

By: Van Praag, Van

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, William Sloane Associates: 1949

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 004292

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Bottom corners have tiny chips, PO name inside. DJ has some edgewear with small chips at spine ends, back flap clipped. Text is clean and unmarked. "A novel about combat infantrymen in WWII [which] concerns one day in the lives of Paul Roth and the platoon of men he is leading in the hedgerow was for Normandy. They have been in the line for 58 days when their story begins; 59 when it ends. They are dirty, hungry, and terribly tired when, shortly after dawn, R... View more info

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A Country Such as This

By: Webb, James

Price: $4.95

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1985

Seller ID: 008152

ISBN: 0553247344

Condition: Good


Spine rolled and creased, corners bumped, minor edge wear and rubbing. Slight tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A solid copy. "From the innocent '50s through the turbulent '60s and '70s - years when America would touch the heavens and be torn by war in Asia and violence at home - here is the dramatic story of three men and the women they love as they carve a place for themselves in the changing America of our times. We experience their passions, tragedies, ... View more info

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Something to Die for

By: Webb, James

Price: $4.95

Publisher: New York, Ace Books: 1991

Seller ID: 008153

ISBN: 0380713225

Condition: Good


Spine rolled, creased, minor edge wear and rubbing, corners curled, a few pages dog-eared or creased at corner. Light tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A good reading copy. "Decorated Vietnam veteran, former Secretary of the Navy James Webb has written a blisteringly authentic novel of the ruthless politics of war - a searing indictment of the Washington policymakers who gamble with human lives in a cutthroat game of power, greed and personal ambition . . .... View more info

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Squadron Shilling

By: Whitehouse, Arch

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York, Curtis Books: 1968

Edition: First Mass Market Edition

Seller ID: 004648

Condition: Very Good


A clean, tight, unmarked copy. "The noisy frenzy of a mob of street corner patriots--the eerie shadow of a zeppelin gliding over the city--the creams of a straining Rolls-Royce engine as a flaming Bristol fighter plunges earthward. Here are the unforgettable sights and sounds of London during World War I. And against this richly detailed setting is the story of two remarkable young men. It begins with their graduations from Princeton; it ends as they face each... View more info