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Pursue & Destroy

Pursue & Destroy

Carson, Leonard "kit" Granada Hills, CA: Sentry Books. Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket. 1978. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W and Color Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are generally clean and bright. There is a previous bookstore's ink stamped name and address on the rear pastedown and rear endpaper. The dust jacket has several edge tears and nicks. There is noticeable rubbing to the spine and flap joints and the rear panel has some toning. "he VIII Fighter Command was constituted initially as "VIII Interceptor Command" at Selfridge Field, Michigan on 19 January 1942. Equipped with the 4th and 5th Air Defense wings, the command's mission was air defense over the north central United States. The command's mission was changed as it was ordered to deploy to Britain in February 1942 as first it was reassigned to Charleston AAF on 13 February, then shipped overseas to England where on 12 May it set up headquarters at Bushey Hall, near Watford, Hertfordshire. During much of 1943, bomber escort for VIII Bomber Command was the primary mission for VIII Fighter Command. Fighter groups had a mix of aircraft models of the fighter type plus some administrative utility and liaison types. During 1942–1943, the assigned fighter groups flew three types of aircraft during 1942–43: the Supermarine Spitfire, the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt and the Lockheed P-38 Lightning. The Command itself was engaged in command and control, without a complement of aircraft for combat." (from Wikipedia) .
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The Lost General

Thane, Elswyth (Helen Elswyth Thane Ricker Beebe) New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce. Good in Good dust jacket. 1953. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Good condition and has a Good dust jacket. The book has some light bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The front endpaper has been removed (rather uncarefully) . There is an ink stamped date on the front free page. The dust jacket hsa several edge tears, nicks chips missing and spots of rubbing and wear, especially to the spine joints, spine ends and edges. The previous owner has used clear tape on the outside of the dust jacket to help hold the edges together. THere is a square spot of color loss where a sticker was removed on the spine of the dust jacket. "Helen Elswyth Thane Ricker Beebe (May 16, 1900 – July 31, 1984) was an American romance novelist. Born in Burlington, Iowa, she was the daughter of a local teacher and high school principal. The family moved to New York City in 1918, and "Helen Ricker" changed her name to "Elswyth Thane". She began working as a freelance writer in the 1920s, and became a newspaper writer and a Hollywood screenwriter. Her first novel, Riders of the Wind, was published in 1926. Her novel, The Tudor Wench, about Elizabeth I of England, was made into a play. She was a collector of scarves. On September 22, 1927, at 27 years old she married 50-year-old naturalist and explorer William Beebe; it was his second marriage. Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt was one of the guests at the wedding. " (from Wikipedia) .
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Marianne And The Rebels

Benzoni, Juliette London, England: Pan Books / William Heinemann. Good. 1975. Paperback. This is a mass market paperback book. The book is in Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The spine ends, corners and edges of the book covers have light bumping, rubbing and wear. There are several creases to the spine of the book. The text pages are generally clean, but slightly toned. There is an ink marked X on the inside rear cover and a previous owner's inked name and check mark to the front endpaper. "In 1959 she participated in the popular television quiz show Le Gros Lot. The topic was the Italian Renaissance, and the subject was Catherina Sforza. In spite of floundering on the second-to-last question, the next day she was summoned by Gérald Gauthier, director of the Press Agency at Opéra Mundi. Impressed by her historical knowledge, he asked her if she could write a historical novel in the same style as the Angelique series, (by Anne Golon) , which Opéra Mundi had published with great success in 1956. Benzoni agreed, already having an idea inspired by the legend of the Golden Fleece, and began to write the adventures of a golden-haired beauty during the Hundred Years' War. Catherine was released in 1962 as a cliffhanger in the daily newspaper France-Soir as Il suffit d'un amour (One Love is Enough). In 1963 newspaper Le Figaro wrote: “before the book was even published it beats all records: it is already sold to ten different countries”. France-Soir confirmed: “it has an unprecedented destiny in the history of publishing...” On 10 June 1964 Le Provençal wrote: “A heroine – who takes place – alongside Scarlett O'Hara and The Marquise of the Angels” (Angélique) ." (from Wikipedia) .
Education Of A Princess A Memoir

Education Of A Princess A Memoir

Marie, Grand Duchess Of Russia (translated by Russell Lord) New York: The Viking Press. Very Good+ in Fair dust jacket. 1931. 1st American Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Fair dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping, rubbing and spots of fraying. There is some light rubbing to the spine lettering. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's ink stamped name and address on the front pastedown page, and again on the top edge of the title page. The dust jacket has split at the rear spine joint and is in two pieces. There are several large chips missing, some toning and spots of foxing and some general wear and tear. "Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia (later Duchess of Edinburgh and Duchess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha; [O. S. 5 October] 1853 – 24 October 1920) was the fifth child and only surviving daughter of Emperor Alexander II of Russia and his first wife, Princess Marie of Hesse and by Rhine. She was the younger sister of Alexander III of Russia and the paternal aunt of Russia's last emperor, Nicholas II. In 1874 Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna married Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, the second son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha; she was the only Romanov to marry into the British royal family." (from Wikipedia) .
American Aeronautical Safety Code Part 7 - Qualifications for Airmen

American Aeronautical Safety Code Part 7 – Qualifications for Airmen

Society Of Automotive Engineers, Inc. New York: Society of Automotive Engineers, Inc.. Good. 1923. Stapled wraps. This is a full sized booklet with self covers and a stapled spine. The booklet is in Good only condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The covers have noticeable toning in spots. The booklet has been folded in half by a former owner. The text pages are generally clean and bright. "The project for establishing a safety code for aeronautics has during the past year taken concrete form and its formulation is in active progress. The work is being pursued according to the scheme of procedure of the American Engineering Standards Committee which in 1920 recognized the Bureau of Standards and the Society of Automotive Engineers as joint sponsors for the project according to the rules of that committee governing work of this character. A Sectional Committee to handle the technical work was formed during 1921 and at a meeting in New York City on Sept. 2, 1921, the permanent organization of this committee was effected, the officers being: Chairman, H. M. Crane, Society of Automotive Engineers; Vice-Chairman, Joseph S. Ames, National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics; Secretary, M. G. Lloyd, Bureau of Standards; Assistant Secretary, Arthur Halsted, Bureau of Standards. Five subcommittees were constituted, membership in which was subject to appointment by the Chairman and was not limited to members of the Sectional Committee." ( from The Journal of the Society of Automotive Engineers, Volume 13,1923) .