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Flying: The Aviation Trilogy (Stranger to the Ground, Biplane, Nothing by Chance), BACH, Richard
1 6511 BACH, Richard Flying: The Aviation Trilogy (Stranger to the Ground, Biplane, Nothing by Chance)
Hardcover Scribner: NY; 2003; First Edition Thus 451 pages Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Black remainder mark on bottom page edges, front board slightly flared, tiny amount of glue residue on top page edges near spine head (publisher flaw); no binding problems, pages clean and bright. Unclipped dust wrapper has faint edgewear. ; 'Here for the first time in a single volume are three of Richard Bach's most compelling works about flight.

From his edgy days as a USAF Alert pilot above Europe in an armed F84-F Thunderstreak during the Cold War to a meander across America in a 1929 biplane, Bach explores the extreme edges of the air, his airplane, and himself in glorious writing about how it feels to climb into a machine, leave the earth, and fly.' 
Price: 24.75 USD

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Our Finest Day: D-Day, June 6, 1944, BOWDEN, Mark ; (Foreword by Stephen E. Ambrose)
2 6313 BOWDEN, Mark ; (Foreword by Stephen E. Ambrose) Our Finest Day: D-Day, June 6, 1944
Hardcover Chronicle Books: San Francisco, CA; 2002; First US Edition 4to 11" - 13" tall; 32 pages Very Good+ 
Spine ends and corners lightly bumped. No dust wrapper, as issued. A very nice copy indeed.; 'Produced in cooperation with the National D-Day Museum in New Orleans, this book uses multicolored text, illustrations, and photographs to create what Bowden calls "an interactive history with removable artifacts." ' 'This vivid, thick-paged picture book is peppered with first-person accounts of the event by journalist A.J. Liebling and other enlisted men. It is 'chock-full of D-Day mementos tucked into ... compartments from Eisenhower's handwritten notes to the troops to a replica of the tag on a grenade pin. Highlights among the texts included in pockets and fake manila envelopes are a disarmingly quaint "Pocket Guide to France," with line drawings and common French phrases on the back; a reproduction of the front page of the New York Times from June 6 with news of the "Great Invasion" in bold letters; and the Operational Orders for the 29th infantry division, stamped "top secret" in red across the top.'; Book will not fit safely in an International Priority Mail envelope. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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Flying Start : A Fighter Pilot's War Years, DUNDAS, Hugh
3 7138 DUNDAS, Hugh Flying Start : A Fighter Pilot's War Years
Hardcover St Martin's Press: NY; 1989; Book Club Edition 180 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped, pages pale tan; no binding problems, pages clean. White dust wrapper flaps pale tan, dw edgeworn and lightly creased. ; A moving and powerful autobiography of Group Captain Sir Hugh Dundas CBE, DSO, DFC, one of the most distinguished fighter pilots of World War II. 'He writes of his wartime experiences with eloquence and candor, and particularly of his period as Squadron Leader and Wing Commander and his involvement in the Battle of Britain.'; ' Mr. Dundas is very modest in discussing his own accomplishments, and does not go into detail on his own air victories. Rather, he concentrates on the evolution of the RAF and its campaigns, and on personal insights. The reader gets a very good sense of life as a pilot, and sees how one young man matures over the course of the war. Mr. Dundas also discusses his personal relationships with other famous fliers, such as Douglas Bader and "Johnnie" Johnson.' Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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4 3009 FORTY, George and Anne Women War Heroines
Hardcover Arms and Armour Press: London; 1997; Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper  
B&W Photographs; 190 pages; Spine ends faintly bumped, dust wrapper faintly edgeworn; looks unread. A lovely copy. ; 'Spies, soldiers, and strategists: from time immemorial, women have played these wartime roles and more—protecting the home, fighting as visionaries and patriots, following the camps, and going to sea. You'll see how Boudicca, the Celtic warrior queen, led a revolt against the cruel Roman army in 48 A.D.; and how Joan of Arc, with religious fervor, battled bravely against British forces. You'll also learn of 48 other fearless heroines. Includes illustrations from archives throughout the world. '  
Price: 13.50 USD
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5 168 Greenwald, Maurine Women, War and Work : The Impact of WWI on Women Workers in the United States
Softcover; Trade PB Cornell: Ithaca; c1980,1990; First Paperback Edition Near Fine  
309 pages; A lovely book.  
Price: 12.00 USD
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6 412 McIntosh, Elizabeth Sisterhood Of Spies; The Women Of The O S S
Hardcover Naval Institute Press: Annapolis, MD; 1998; 282pp pages Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper 
Did you know that Julia Child (McWilliams) was a secret agent in WWII? "From Lisbon to Switzerland, from secret Washington DC offices to operations in China, " this book tells "the real-life story of extraordinary women in extraordinary times-secret agents who helped the Allies win World War II. " The author was also a member of the OSS (Office of Strategic Services) .' 
Price: 27.00 USD
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Pilots, Man Your Planes! : The History of Naval Aviation, MORRISON, Wilbur H.
7 6365 MORRISON, Wilbur H. Pilots, Man Your Planes! : The History of Naval Aviation
Hardcover Hellgate Press: Central Point, OR; 1999; First Edition 462 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends faintly bumped, page edges faintly smudged. Dust wrapper faintly edgeworn. A very nice copy indeed. ; 'The history of naval aviation from Kittyhawk to the Gulf War with a mainly American focus. The author describes the contest between land and air-based military arms and how they both developed, along with details about naval air battles in World War II and the lack of preparedness of planes and pilots entering the war.'; This oversized book will not fit safely in an Int'l. Priority Mail envelope. Published at $33.95. 
Price: 13.75 USD
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ACE! A Marine Night-Fighter Pilot In World War II, PORTER, R. Bruce, Col. with Eric Hammel
8 6429 PORTER, R. Bruce, Col. with Eric Hammel ACE! A Marine Night-Fighter Pilot In World War II
Softcover; Trade PB Pacifica Press: Pacifica, CA; 1985; 278 pages Very Good+ Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Signed and inscribed by author on half title page. No spine creases, very light edgewear; book and pages clean and bright. A very nice copy.; Introduction by 'Pappy' Boyington. Author's 'life as a Marine combat fighter pilot, from his earliest days as a naval aviation cadet before World War II, to his adventures guarding America's defense line in the South Pacific, to his aerial combat over the Solomons.' He also tells of his 'exacting night-fighter combat training and his rare double-kill night mission over Okinawa.'  
Price: 21.75 USD
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Secret Empire: Eisenhower, the CIA, and the Hidden Story of America's Space Espionage, TAUBMAN, Philip
9 7104 TAUBMAN, Philip Secret Empire: Eisenhower, the CIA, and the Hidden Story of America's Space Espionage
Hardcover Simon & Schuster: NY; 2003; First US Edition 441 pages Near Fine in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
A lovely copy. Spine head bumped; unclipped dust wrapper faintly edgeworn and lightly rubbed.; 'During the early and most dangerous years of the cold war, a handful of Americans, led by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, revolutionized spying and warfare. In great secrecy and beyond the prying eyes of Congress and the press, they built exotic new machines that opened up theSoviet Union to surveillance and protected the United States from surprise nuclear attack. This is the dramatic story of these men and their inventions, told in full for the first time.

In a brief period of explosive, top-secret innovation during the 1950s, a small group of scientists, engineers, businessmen, and government officials rewrote the book on airplane design and led the nation into outer space. In an effort no less audacious than the creation of the atomic bomb, they designed, built, and operated the U-2 and supersonic SR-71 spy planes and Corona, the first reconnaissance satellites -- machines that could collect more information about the Soviet Union's weapons in a day than an army of spies could assemble in a decade.'; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 19.75 USD

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10 812 Woollacott, Angela On Her Their Lives Depend : Munitions Workers In The Great War
Softcover; Trade PB University Of California Press: Berkeley, CA; 1994; First Edition Near Fine  
Photographs and b&w drawings; 241 pages; Author uses oral histories, workers' writings, newspaper articles, official reports and factory song lyrics to examine the experience of women munitions workers in Britain during World War I. ; An analysis of British women munitions workers during World War I.  
Price: 14.00 USD
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