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1 ADAMS, EUSTACE L. Wings Of The Navy.
Grosset & Dunlap, New York: 1936. First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition considering its age. Spotting discoloration on spine. Pages have browned in color. 

Price: 11.16 USD
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2 ASHTON, HAROLD. First From The Front.
C. ARTHUR PEARSONS LTD, London: 1914. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good reading copy. 
Harold Ashton was a war correspondent for the British newspaper 'The Daily News'. During the early months of the war he toured northern France in search of news from the front-lines or failing that, interesting human-interest stories regarding the war. This book is a collection of his writings and as was so often the case at that time during the war, most of them centered around Paris and events in the vicinity. 
Price: 141.55 USD
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3 BALDWIN, HANSON W. World War I: An Outline History.
Grove Press, Inc., New York: 1962. s Softcover. Good condition. 
A compact and masterful history of World War I by one of the most competent military analysts of our time. Brief and clear, it surveys all the theaters of the war and offers a previously unavailable perspective on this most fateful event of human history. Includes an Index. 
Price: 14.01 USD
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4 BARKLEY, JOHN LEWIS; TROUT, STEVEN (INTRODUCTION AND NOTES); WELLS, JOAN BARKLEY (AFTERWORD). Scarlet Fields: The Combat Memoir Of A World War I Medal Of Honor Hero.
University Press of Kansas, Lawrence: 2012. Modern War Studies Series. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
The train was packed with men. Men lying as still as if they were already dead. Men shaking with pain. One man raving, jabbering, yelling, in delirium. Everywhere bandages . . . bandages . . . bandages . . . and blood. Those words describe the moment when Private John Lewis Barkley first grasped the grim reality of the war he had entered. The rest of Barkley's memoir, first published in 1930 as No Hard Feelings and long out of print, provides a vivid ground-level look at World War I through the eyes of a soldier whose exploits rivaled those of Sergeant York. A reconnaissance man and sniper, Barkley served in Company K of the 4th Infantry Regiment, a unit that participated in almost every major American battle. The York-like episode that earned Barkley his Congressional Medal of Honor occurred on October 7, 1918, when he climbed into an abandoned French tank and singlehandedly held off an advancing German force, killing hundreds of enemy soldiers. But Barkley's memoir abounds with other memorable moments and vignettes, all in the words of a soldier who witnessed war's dangers and degradations but was not at all fazed by them. Unlike other writers identified with the "Lost Generation," he relished combat and made no apology for having dispatched scores of enemy soldiers; yet he was as much an innocent abroad as a killing machine, as witnessed by second thoughts over his sniper's role, or by his determination to protect a youthful German prisoner from American soldiers eager for retribution. This Missouri backwoodsman and sharpshooter was also a bit of a troublemaker who smuggled liquor into camp, avoided promotions like the plague, and had a soft heart for mademoiselles and fräuleins alike. In his valuable introduction to this stirring memoir, Steven Trout helps readers to better grasp the historical context and significance of this singular hero's tale from one of our most courageous doughboys. Both haunting and heartfelt, inspiring and entertaining, Scarlet Fields is a long overlooked gem that opens a new window on our nation's experience in World War I and brings back to life a bygone era. Published in association with the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial 
Price: 17.29 USD
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5 BREHM, BRUNO. They Call It Patriotism.
Little, Brown & Co., Boston: 1932. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Poor condition. Water stained. 
The story of World War I. Map of Europe on inside cover is drawn up based on the geography at the time of the assassination of Archduke Francia Ferdinand and his wife, Sophia. Translated into English from the Ferman by Margaret Goldsmith. 
Price: 47.50 USD
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6 BROWNE, GEORGE; SNEAD, DAVID L (EDITOR). An American Soldier In World War I.
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln: 2010. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
George "Brownie" Browne was a twenty-three-year-old civil engineer in Waterbury, Connecticut, when the United States entered the Great War in 1917. He enlisted almost immediately and served in the American Expeditionary Forces until his discharge in 1919. An American Soldier in World War I is an edited collection of more than one hundred letters that Browne wrote to his fiance, Martha "Marty" Johnson, describing his experiences during World War I as part of the famed 42nd, or Rainbow, Division. From September 1917 until he was wounded in the Meuse-Argonne offensive in late October 1918, Browne served side by side with his comrades in the 117th Engineering Regiment. He participated in several defensive actions and in offensives on the Marne, at Saint-Mihiel, and in the Meuse-Argonne. This extraordinary collection of Brownie's letters reveals the day-to-day life of an American soldier in the European theater. The difficulties of training, transportation to France, dangers of combat, and the ultimate strain on George and Marty's relationship are all captured in these pages. David L. Snead weaves the Browne correspondence into a wider narrative about combat, hope, and service among the American troops. By providing a description of the experiences of an average American soldier serving in the American Expeditionary Forces in France, this study makes a valuable contribution to the history and historiography of American participation in World War I. 
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7 BUTCHER, TIME. The Trigger: Hunting The Assassin Who Brought The World To War
Grove Press, New York: 2014. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
On a summer morning in Sarajevo almost a hundred years ago, a teenager took a pistol out of his pocket and fired not just the opening rounds of the First World War but the starting gun for modern history. By killing Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Gavrilo Princip, started a cycle of events that would leave 15 million dead from fighting between 1914 and 1918 and proved fatal for empires and a way of ruling that had held for centuries. The Trigger tells the story of a young man who changed the world forever. It focuses on the drama of the incident itself by following Prinip's journey. By retracing his steps from the feudal frontier village of his birth, through the mountains of the northern Balkans to the great plain city of Belgrade and ultimately Sarajevo, Tim Butcher illuminates our understanding of Princip— the person and the place that shaped him—and makes discoveries about him that have eluded historians for a hundred years. Traveling through the Balkans on Princip's trail, and drawing on his own experiences there as a war reporter during the 1990s, Butcher unravels this complex part of the world and its conflicts, and shows how the events that were sparked that day in June 1914 still have influence today. Published for the centenary of the assassination, The Trigger is a rich and timely work, part travelogue, part reportage, and part history. Born in 1967, Tim Butcher was on the staff of the Daily Telegraph from 1990 to 2009 serving as chief war correspondent, Africa bureau chief, and Middle East correspondent. His first book, Blood River, was a number one bestseller in the UK, a Richard & Judy Book Club selection and was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize. He is currently based in Cape Town with his family. "Riveting." —Roger Cohen, New York Times "Butcher, who covered the 1990s Balkans conflict for the Daily Telegraph, returns to Bosnia and Herzegovina to literally retrace the steps of young Gavrilo Princip. . . . Along the way, Butcher renders the countryside and cityscapes—and the people who inhabit them—in fine detail, while also moving back and forth in time, taking in the Ottoman rule, the political climate of the early 1900s, the recent Bosnian war, and the landscape as it looks today. Top-notch reporting by a journalist who knows the lay of the land." —Alan Moores, Booklist (starred review) "Engrossing. . . . A fascinating history of a complex region rife with ethnic rivalries and a vivid travelogue of a dangerous journey across a landscape marked by the minefields and devastation of the fighting of the 1990s. . . . A haunting and illuminating book." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "In this book, a masterpiece of historical empathy and evocation, Tim Butcher goes in search of the person behind the myths. ... A tour de force." —Christopher Clark, The Guardian "Utterly absorbing. . . . If journalism is the first draft of history, Butcher marries both disciplines with boldness and originality." —BBC History Magazine "A superb account … A hybrid of travel and history, The Trigger gets inside the mind of the assassin and seeks to understand Balkan geopolitics on the eve of the first world war and after. Butcher … has written a marvelously absorbing book. … A triumph of research, it will appeal to the layman and historian alike." —Ian Thomson, Financial Times "The most original of First World War centenary books. . . . A travel narrative of rare resonance and insight." —Times (UK) "It's a challenge to stand out among all the works commemorating the centenary of WWI, but [The Trigger] offers something fresh. . . . Butcher proves he can navigate minefields, both historical and literal." —Lonely Planet Traveller (UK) "Evocative and ingenious. . . . A well-crafted mix of personal encounters, vivid descriptions and incisive musings on the landscape and its bloody history." —Literary Review (UK) "A page-turning exploration of how the forgotten past continues to inform the present." —Independent on Sunday (UK) "Extremely well written, taut and evocative. . . . Despite its complex subject, Butcher makes this an easy and engaging read with his breezy style and fascinating encounters. . . . Until now, Princip's history has been largely obscure to an English-speaking audience. Thanks to Butcher's timely book, this should now change." —Daily Telegraph (UK) "A triumphant and original account … Amid the vast tonnage of recent books about the first world war this must be the most unusual—and one of the most interesting. … [A] highly original gem of a book." —Victor Sebestyen, The Spectator (UK) "A significant contribution to the growing body of literature on the outbreak of WWI. . . . In the 1990s, Butcher covered Yugoslavia's collapse into mutual genocide, and his evocative interfacing of his experiences with Princip's is a highlight of the book." —Publishers Weekly "A compelling and fascinating read. . . . A shadowy assassin brought to life by a writer who gets to grips with a century of Balkan intrigue." —Kate Adie, veteran journalist and former Chief News Correspondent for BBC News "The Trigger is a fascinating book, part history, part travelogue, that skilfully weaves the story of the Balkans in the run up to the First World War with the devastation caused by the fighting in Former Yugoslavia in the 1990s. Tim Butcher is an astute and humane guide who writes with an expert eye for the telling detail that brings history alive." —Professor Gary Sheffield, University of Wolverhampton "A fascinating study of one of those rare individuals whose act of violence changed the history of the world. An incisive, shrewd, wholly compelling investigation of an assassin's life and times." —William Boyd, author of A Good Man in Africa, The Ice Cream War, and Any Human Heart "Tim Butcher, one of the bravest and kindest foreign journalists who saw the Bosnian war, has written a splendid book, part-memoir, part history, of that country, ingeniously using the assassin of 1914 as an anti-hero. It takes its place among classics of Balkan history." —Norman Stone, author of World War One: A Short History and The Eastern Front: 1914-1917 "No one has got closer into the mind of one of the key figures of the last century, Gavrilo Princip, than the journalist-turned-investigative-historian Timothy Butcher. Part travelogue, part history of the Balkans, part psychological insight into the motivation of History's most famous terrorist before Osama bin Laden, this book brings an objective eye and flowing prose style to the story of what happened in Sarajevo on that June day a hundred years ago. He makes complex political and ethnic rivalries easy to comprehend, and gets to the heart of the issues, largely thanks to his personal knowledge of the region. Nor does the sheer poignancy of the tale escape his occasionally coruscating ire. This is first class history and in a year swamped with First World War centenary books, it's the one you should read first." —Andrew Roberts, author of The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War "Tim Butcher has re-written history with this evocative and moving journey in the footsteps of the assassin who sparked the First World War. Instead of a naēve and misguided Serbian nationalist, he reveals an intelligent and determined South Slav patriot who gave his life for the cause. The Serbian state should not have been held to account. A superb and important book ." —Saul David, author of Military Blunders: The How and Why of Military Failure and The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Warfare "Take a measure of well-researched history, add indelible personal recollections of the Bosnian war, season with piquant vignettes of traversing rural Bosnia on foot and mix with a light touch. The result is consistently appetizing and occasionally controversial. Tim Butcher goes from strength to strength. I enjoyed every paragraph." —Dervla Murphy, author of Full Tilt: Ireland to India With a Bicycle and Through the Embers of Chaos: Balkan Journeys "Rarely, if ever, can such momentous and tragic events have been sparked by such an unlikely and undistinguished a man, Gavrilo Princip. This insightful, useful and delightfully written book shines a unique spotlight on the trigger to the First World War, placing the assassin and his homeland in the wider strategic context. A great book - one to be recommended to professional and amateur historian alike." —General Sir David Richards, Former Chief of the British Defence Staff 
Price: 24.70 USD
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8 CAMPBELL, CHRISTOPHER; WOOD, JOHN W (ILLUSTRATIONS WITH THE AUTHOR). Aces And Aircraft Of World World I.
Greenwich House, New York: 1984. 0517425475 / 9780517425473 Reprint Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Reading copy. Dustjacket has stains and small tears. Underlining on some pages. Previous owner's name is on a few pages. 
Vividly evoking the flavor, excitement and harshness of open cockpit warfare, Aces and Aircraft is a profusely illustsrated history of the careers of 29 of the most remarkable of the fighting pilots of World War I. Full details of their aircraft are given, each one illustrated with a full color profile by noted aviation artis John Wood. Includes an Index. 
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9 CRAWLEY. RHYS. Climax At Gallipoli: The Failure Of The August Offensive.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2014. Volume 42 in Campaigns & Commanders. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Shows how Allied operations against the Ottomans were doomed to fail in 1915 Gallipoli: the mere name summons the story of this well-known campaign of the First World War. And the story of Gallipoli, where in August 1915 the Allied forces made their last valiant effort against the Turks, is one of infamous might-have-beens. If only the Allies had held out a little longer, pushed a little harder, had better luck—Gallipoli might have been the decisive triumph that knocked the Ottoman Empire out of the First World War. But the story is just that, author Rhys Crawley tells us: a story. Not only was the outcome at Gallipoli not close, but the operation was flawed from the start, and an inevitable failure. A painstaking effort to set the historical record straight, Climax at Gallipoli examines the performance of the Allies' Mediterranean Expeditionary Force from the beginning of the Gallipoli Campaign to the bitter end. Crawley reminds us that in 1915, the second year of the war, the Allies were still trying to adapt to a new form of warfare, with static defense replacing the maneuver and offensive strategies of earlier British doctrine. In the attempt both the MEF at Gallipoli and the British Expeditionary Force on the Western Front aimed for too much—and both failed. To explain why, Crawley focuses on the operational level of war in the campaign, scrutinizing planning, command, mobility, fire support, interservice cooperation, and logistics. His work draws on unprecedented research into the files of military organizations across the United Kingdom and Australia. The result is a view of the Gallipoli Campaign unique in its detail and scope, as well as in its conclusions—a book that looks past myth and distortion to the facts, and the truth, of what happened at this critical juncture in twentieth-century history. 12 black and white Illustrations, 9 maps, 1 table. Rhys Crawley is a historian with the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University. He received his doctorate from the University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy. "Rhys Crawley takes a revisionist sledgehammer to one of the remaining myths of the Gallipoli campaign: that the Allies could have won the Suvla offensive of August 1915. In a series of carefully constructed chapters he demonstrates that the operation's failure was a function of structure rather than circumstance. Not only was the plan too ambitious, but it placed far too much faith in the possibilities of maneuver in an age of industrialized positional warfare. The result was all too typical of the Great War—an aggregation of sacrifices as futile as they were heroic."—Dennis Showalter, author of Hitler's Panzers: The Lightning Attacks that Revolutionized Warfare "Rhys Crawley's rigorous examination of the August offensives at Gallipoli—in particular the artillery and logistic support required for a successful attack—deepens our understanding of why the First World War was so expensive in casualties, while the front lines seemed to move hardly at all. This book is highly recommended for all those interested in the Gallipoli campaign and in the operations of the First World War as a whole."—Robert O'Neill, author of The German Army and the Nazi Party, 1933-1939 
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10 CRAWLEY. RHYS. Climax At Gallipoli: The Failure Of The August Offensive.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2014. Volume 42 in Campaigns & Commanders. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Shows how Allied operations against the Ottomans were doomed to fail in 1915 Gallipoli: the mere name summons the story of this well-known campaign of the First World War. And the story of Gallipoli, where in August 1915 the Allied forces made their last valiant effort against the Turks, is one of infamous might-have-beens. If only the Allies had held out a little longer, pushed a little harder, had better luck—Gallipoli might have been the decisive triumph that knocked the Ottoman Empire out of the First World War. But the story is just that, author Rhys Crawley tells us: a story. Not only was the outcome at Gallipoli not close, but the operation was flawed from the start, and an inevitable failure. A painstaking effort to set the historical record straight, Climax at Gallipoli examines the performance of the Allies' Mediterranean Expeditionary Force from the beginning of the Gallipoli Campaign to the bitter end. Crawley reminds us that in 1915, the second year of the war, the Allies were still trying to adapt to a new form of warfare, with static defense replacing the maneuver and offensive strategies of earlier British doctrine. In the attempt both the MEF at Gallipoli and the British Expeditionary Force on the Western Front aimed for too much—and both failed. To explain why, Crawley focuses on the operational level of war in the campaign, scrutinizing planning, command, mobility, fire support, interservice cooperation, and logistics. His work draws on unprecedented research into the files of military organizations across the United Kingdom and Australia. The result is a view of the Gallipoli Campaign unique in its detail and scope, as well as in its conclusions—a book that looks past myth and distortion to the facts, and the truth, of what happened at this critical juncture in twentieth-century history. 12 black and white Illustrations, 9 maps, 1 table. Rhys Crawley is a historian with the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University. He received his doctorate from the University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy. "Rhys Crawley takes a revisionist sledgehammer to one of the remaining myths of the Gallipoli campaign: that the Allies could have won the Suvla offensive of August 1915. In a series of carefully constructed chapters he demonstrates that the operation's failure was a function of structure rather than circumstance. Not only was the plan too ambitious, but it placed far too much faith in the possibilities of maneuver in an age of industrialized positional warfare. The result was all too typical of the Great War—an aggregation of sacrifices as futile as they were heroic."—Dennis Showalter, author of Hitler's Panzers: The Lightning Attacks that Revolutionized Warfare "Rhys Crawley's rigorous examination of the August offensives at Gallipoli—in particular the artillery and logistic support required for a successful attack—deepens our understanding of why the First World War was so expensive in casualties, while the front lines seemed to move hardly at all. This book is highly recommended for all those interested in the Gallipoli campaign and in the operations of the First World War as a whole."—Robert O'Neill, author of The German Army and the Nazi Party, 1933-1939 
Price: 28.45 USD
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11 DUNCAN-CLARK, S. J.; WALLACE, W. S. Pictorial History Of The Great War: Canada In The Great War.
The John A. Hertel Co., Toronto: 1919. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Fair condition. Tears to spine. Some loose pages. Page discoloration. 

Price: 69.83 USD
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12 DUPUY, ERNEST R. Five Days To War: April 2-6, 1917.
Giniger Books, New York: 1967. First Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. Cover is bumped. 

Price: 9.50 USD
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13 EISENHOWER, JOHN S.D. Yanks: The Epic Story Of The American Army In World War I
The Free Press, New York: 2001. 0684863049 / 9780684863047 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. remainer mark on botom edge. Some water damage to back cover. 

Price: 14.25 USD
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14 FUSSELL, PAUL. The Great War And Modern Memory.
Oxford University Press, London : 2000. 0195133323 / 9780195133325 s Softcover. Brand new book. 
The year 2000 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication of The Great War and Modern Memory, winner of the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and recently named by the Modern Library one of the twentieth century's 100 Best Non-Fiction Books. Fussell's landmark study of World War I remains as original and gripping today as ever before: a literate, literary, and illuminating account of the Great War, the one that changed a generation, ushered in the modern era, and revolutionized how we see the world. Exploring the work of Siegfried Sassoon, Robert Graves, Edmund Blunden, David Jones, Isaac Rosenberg, and Wilfred Owen, Fussell supplies contexts, both actual and literary, for those writers who most effectively memorialized WWI as an historical experience with conspicuous imaginative and artistic meaning. For this special edition, the author has prepared a new afterword and a suggested further reading list. As this classic work draws upon several disciplines--among them literary studies, military history, cultural criticism, and historical inquiry--it will continue to appeal to students, scholars, and general readers of various backgrounds. "One of the best nonfiction works I've ever read. I'm a huge fan of virtually everything Fussell has ever done, but this unique book, which uses literature and social history to examine World War I, may be his best. Unflinching." - James Gray, The Week "Literary and historical materials, in themselves not unfamiliar, are brought together in a probing, sympathetic, and finally illuminating fashion. It is difficult to think of a scholarly work in recent years that has more deeply engaged the reader at both the intellectual and emotional level." - The New Republic Paul Fussell is Donald T. Regan Professor Emeritus of English Literature at the University of Pennsylvania. 
Price: 18.99 USD
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15 FUSSELL, PAUL. The Great War And Modern Memory.
Oxford University Press, London : 2000. 0195133315 / 9780195133318 Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The year 2000 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication of The Great War and Modern Memory, winner of the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and recently named by the Modern Library one of the twentieth century's 100 Best Non-Fiction Books. Fussell's landmark study of World War I remains as original and gripping today as ever before: a literate, literary, and illuminating account of the Great War, the one that changed a generation, ushered in the modern era, and revolutionized how we see the world. Exploring the work of Siegfried Sassoon, Robert Graves, Edmund Blunden, David Jones, Isaac Rosenberg, and Wilfred Owen, Fussell supplies contexts, both actual and literary, for those writers who most effectively memorialized WWI as an historical experience with conspicuous imaginative and artistic meaning. For this special edition, the author has prepared a new afterword and a suggested further reading list. As this classic work draws upon several disciplines--among them literary studies, military history, cultural criticism, and historical inquiry--it will continue to appeal to students, scholars, and general readers of various backgrounds. "One of the best nonfiction works I've ever read. I'm a huge fan of virtually everything Fussell has ever done, but this unique book, which uses literature and social history to examine World War I, may be his best. Unflinching." - James Gray, The Week "Literary and historical materials, in themselves not unfamiliar, are brought together in a probing, sympathetic, and finally illuminating fashion. It is difficult to think of a scholarly work in recent years that has more deeply engaged the reader at both the intellectual and emotional level." - The New Republic Paul Fussell is Donald T. Regan Professor Emeritus of English Literature at the University of Pennsylvania. 
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16 GAFF, ALAN D. Blood In The Argonne: The " Lost Battalion " Of World War I.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2005. Volume 8 in Campaigns & Commanders Series. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
In this unique history of the "Lost Battalion" of World War I, Alan D. Gaff tells for the first time the story of the 77th Division from the perspective of the soldiers in the ranks. On October 2, 1918, Maj. Charles W. Whittlesey led the 77th Division in a successful attack on German defenses in the Argonne Forest of northeastern France. His unit, comprised of men of a wide mix of ethnic backgrounds from New York City and the western states, was not a battalion nor was it ever "lost," but once a newspaper editor applied the term "lost battalion" to the episode, it stuck. Gaff draws from new, unimpeachable sources—such as sworn testimony by soldiers who survived the ordeal—to correct the myths and legends and to reveal what really happened in the Argonne Forest during early October 1918. 50 black and white illustrations, 3 maps. Alan D. Gaff is an independent scholar and the author of several books on military history, including Blood in the Argonne: The "Lost Battalion" in World War I, Bayonets in the Wilderness: Anthony Wayne's Legion in the Old Northwest, and On Many a Bloody Field: Four Years in the Iron Brigade. "Alan Gaff's vivid writing and superb scholarship form the foundation for an excellent narrative of the battle waged by the 'Lost Battalion' in the Argonne, and his book is a fitting tribute to the Americans who fought, bled, and died there."—Robert B. Bruce, author of A Fraternity of Arms: America and France in the Great War 
Price: 25.60 USD
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17 GUTIÉRREZ, EDWARD A. Doughboys On The Great War: How American Soldiers Viewed Their Military Experience.
University Press of Kansas, Lawrence: 2014. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
It is impossible to reproduce the state of mind of the men who waged war in 1917 and 1918, Edward Coffman wrote in The War to End All Wars. In Doughboys on the Great War the voices of thousands of servicemen say otherwise. The majority of soldiers from the American Expeditionary Forces returned from Europe in 1919. Where many were simply asked for basic data, veterans from four states—Utah, Minnesota, Connecticut, and Virginia—were given questionnaires soliciting additional information and remarks. Drawing on these questionnaires, completed while memories were still fresh, this book presents a chorus of soldiers voices speaking directly of the expectations, motivations, and experiences as infantrymen on the Western Front in World War I. What was it like to kill or maim German soldiers? To see friends killed or maimed by the enemy? To return home after experiencing such violence? Again and again, soldiers wrestle with questions like these, putting into words what only they can tell. They also reflect on why they volunteered, why they fought, what their training was, and how ill-prepared they were for what they found overseas. They describe how they interacted with the civilian populations in England and France, how they saw the rewards and frustrations of occupation duty when they desperately wanted to go home, and—perhaps most significantly—what it all added up to in the end. Together their responses create a vivid and nuanced group portrait of the soldiers who fought with the American Expeditionary Forces on the battlefields of Aisne-Marne, Argonne Forest, Belleau Wood, Chateau-Thierry, the Marne, Metz, Meuse-Argonne, St. Mihiel, Sedan, and Verdun during the First World War. The picture that emerges is often at odds with the popular notion of the disillusioned doughboy. Though hardened and harrowed by combat, the veteran heard here is for the most part proud of his service, service undertaken for duty, honor, and country. In short, a hundred years later, the doughboy once more speaks in his own true voice. Edward A. Gutirrez received his PhD from Ohio State University and is a lecturer at the University of Hartford in West Hartford, Connecticut. The recipient of a Harry Frank Guggenheim research grant, his work has appeared in A Concise Companion to the Meuse-Argonne; Russia at War: From the Mongol Conquest to Afghanistan, Chechnya, and Beyond; and Germany at War: 400 Years of Military History, among other volumes. "Edward Gutierrez has been studying thousands of [World War I] soldiers. . . . What he has discovered ought to make Americans proud, for, although the veterans returned with an understandable hatred of warSherman was right, wrote one, war is hellthey were almost universally proud of what they had done." ---Wall Street Journal "Gutirrez's scholarship reflects a deep knowledge of the historical period. Anyone seeking to better understand the soldiers of the AEF will find this book invaluable. " ---Steven Trout, editor of Scarlet Fields: The Combat Memoir of a World War I Medal of Honor Hero 
Price: 37.95 USD
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18 HANSON, MAJOR JOSEPH MILLS. The World War Through The Telebinocular: A Visualized, Vitalized History Of The Greatest Conflict Of All The Ages.
Keystone View Company, Meadville: 1928. 5th Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition considering its age. There is wear along the spine. 
Prepared to accompany the set of war stereographs -- those fascinating, amazingly perfect photographic agents for recording with infinite acuracy eye experiences of men who were there, everything of war the eye could see. 
Price: 373.35 USD
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19 HART, PETER. Gallipoli.
Oxford University Press, New York/Oxford/London: 2011. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
One of the most famous battles in history, the WWI Gallipoli campaign began as a bold move by the British to capture Constantinople, but this definitive new history explains that from the initial landings--which ended with so much blood in the sea it could be seen from airplanes overhead--to the desperate attacks of early summer and the battle of attrition that followed, it was a tragic folly destined to fail from the start. Gallipoli forced the young Winston Churchill from office, established Turkey's iconic founder Mustafa Kemal (better known as "Ataturk"), and marked Australia's emergence as a nation in its own right. Drawing on unpublished eyewitness accounts by individuals from all ranks--not only from Britain, Australia and New Zealand, but from Turkey and France as well--Peter Hart weaves first-hand stories into a vivid narrative of the battle and its aftermath. Hart, a historian with the Imperial War Museum and a battlefield tour guide at Gallipoli, provides a vivid, boots-on-the-ground account that brilliantly evokes the confusion of war, the horrors of combat, and the grim courage of the soldiers. He provides an astute, unflinching assessment of the leaders as well. He shows that the British invasion was doomed from the start, but he places particular blame on General Sir Ian Hamilton, whose misplaced optimism, over-complicated plans, and unwillingness to recognize the gravity of the situation essentially turned likely failure into complete disaster. Capturing the sheer drama and bravery of the ferocious fighting, the chivalry demonstrated by individuals on both sides amid merciless wholesale slaughter, and the futility of the cause for which ordinary men fought with extraordinary courage and endurance--Gallipoli is a riveting account of a battle that continues to fascinate us close to a hundred years after the event. Features * Uncovers sources and personal accounts from both sides of the battle * Author has written on the Battle of Gallipoli and works as a tour guide at the battle site Peter Hart is Oral Historian of the Imperial War Museum and works as battlefield tour guide at Gallipoli. He is author of The Somme: The Darkest Hour on the Western Front and 1918: A Very British Victory "The human element still defines this compelling account of an operation Hart dismisses as a 'lunacy that never could have succeeded,' driven by wishful thinking as opposed to the professional analysis of ends and means...He is at his best, however, in explaining and presenting the 'near-superhuman courage and endurance' of the combatants. That remains Gallipoli's enduring appeal." - Publishers Weekly "An important reevaluation, largely from the Allied point of view. An excellent summary of an iconic campaign, offering many lessons for war planners." - Library Journal "Here is a marvellous, ghastly book...What makes Mr Hart's version so bracing is his method. He is a specialist in oral history at London's Imperial War Museum, and this book, like others he has written or co-written, gains richness and texture from the use of first-hand testimony." -The Economist "This thorough updating of one of WWI's great 'might have beens' makes a good acquistion as we approach the centennial of the battle." - Booklist 
Price: 33.20 USD
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20 HOYT, EDWIN F., JR. The Germans Who Never Lost: The Story Of The Konigsberg.
Funk & Wagnalls, New York: 1968. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
The sinking of the German Cruiser Konigsberg and her crew salvaging all the guns on onboard and joining forces with German East Africa troops to take on British forces. Includes an Index. 
Price: 75.76 USD
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