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    U.S. – BOOK – AIRCRAFT OF THE NATIONAL AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM

    SKU: 16-53

    $10.00 $8.50

    This is the tour book from the National Air and Space Museum at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. This museum houses a fine collection of historically significant aircraft from the beginning of aviation early in the 20th Century up until modern days. My personal favorite is the “Spirit of St. Louis,” which marked the first solo flight across the Atlantic. Many fine airplanes are featured in this tour book. You don’t have to be a WW I enthusiast to enjoy it.


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    U.S. – BOOK – BLUE-EYED CHILD OF FORTUNE: THE CIVIL WAR LETTERS OF COLONEL ROBERT GOULD SHAW EDITED BY RUSSELL DUNCAN

    SKU: 12-825

    $25.00 $21.25

    BOOK – BLUE-EYED CHILD OF FORTUNE: THE CIVIL WAR LETTERS OF COLONEL ROBERT GOULD SHAW EDITED BY RUSSELL DUNCAN.

    This is American Civil War Colonel Robert Gould Shaw’s (1837-1863) interesting story. Shaw’s life and death were immortalized in the hit 1989 movie Glory, which starred Matthew Broderick as Shaw. Robert Gould Shaw was born to one of the wealthiest families in Massachusetts and grew up in Boston and New York. He traveled extensively abroad and spent two years at Harvard. He and his family were staunch abolitionists. When the Civil War broke out in 1861 he enlisted in a regiment from New York as a private, then later served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 2nd Massachusetts Infantry. While with that regiment, he participated in battles at Winchester, Cedar Mountain, and Antietam.
    Later, when Massachusetts raised the first all-black infantry regiment, the 54th Massachusetts, his father urged him to take its command and Shaw did so. After its training was complete, the regiment was sent to South Carolina. On 18 July 1863 his regiment, along with two brigades of white troops, assaulted the Confederate positions at Battery Wagner. Shaw was mortally wounded at the head of his troops. The attack ultimately failed and Battery Wagner was never captured. The 54th Massachusetts suffered more than 50% casualties. As an insult, the Confederates buried Shaw in a mass grave with his soldiers. His family back North instead considered it an honor that also honored them. Robert Gould Shaw was twenty-five at the time of his death, having been married only two months prior. A very famous monument to Shaw and the men of the 54th Massachusetts later was erected on the Boston Commons.
    This book tells his story. What is more important, it features some two-hundred letters written to his mother while he was serving in the army from April 1861 through July 1863. The 421-page hardback was published by the University of Georgia Press in 1992 and has an intact dust jacket. It is very interesting.


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    U.S. – BOOK – DERE MABLE: LOVE LETTERS OF A ROOKIE by EDWARD STREETER

    SKU: 12-417

    $35.00 $29.75

    This is a book written by an American soldier who served in France during WW I. The book was written and released in 1918. The first edition was released in April 1918. This copy is a SIXTH edition, which was released in July 1918. Streeter served in the 27th (N. Y.) Division. The book is illustrated with thirty-five black and white drawings by a fellow Division member. It is a humorous look on war in France by a man who had never traveled before. It is VERY “country” When it was published, it was extremely popular. This is a quick read. I guarantee you will have a laugh or two (or twelve) with it.

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    U.S. – BOOK – DISTINCTIVE INSIGNIA OF THE U. S. ARMY AIR FORCES 1924-1927 by JOSEPH M. MASSARO

    SKU: 16-315

    $40.00 $34.00

    This book deals with the various units within the U. S. Army Air Force during the 1924-1927 period. It also shows their assorted unit insignias.


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    U.S. – BOOK – GREAT MOMENTS IN AVIATION by MICHAEL J. H. TAYLOR

    SKU: 16-366

    $15.00 $12.75

    This is a hard cover book complete with its dust jacket. It was published in 1989 and is long out-of-print. It measures 11″ x 11.” It focuses on American aviation. It tells of the Wright Brothers and other high points in American aviation, including Charles Lindbergh’s solo Atlantic flight.


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    U.S. – BOOK – MARINE CORPS AVIATION: THE EARLY YEARS 1912-1940 by LT. COL. EDWARD C. JOHNSON

    SKU: 16-292

    $15.00 $12.75

    This is a soft cover book that deals with the early years of USMC aviation. It is a subject that I have not seen covered before. I find it most interesting. It has many unique photographs.


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    U.S. – BOOK – MEDAL OF HONOR AVIATORS OF WORLD WAR ONE VOLUME 1 by ALAN E. DURKOTA

    SKU: 14-383

    $40.00 $34.00

    This is a soft cover book that was written in 1998. The Medal of Honor or Congressional Medal of Honor is the highest decoration given by the U.S. to its soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines. Like the Victoria Cross, and unlike the Pour le Mérite, it was awarded regardless of rank. It could be awarded to privates and generals alike. It was awarded for a specific act of bravery. It was established in 1861 and was awarded during the War Between the States (Civil War), and is still awarded to this day. The book concentrates on the aviators of WW I. It concentrates on eight men who received it during the brief time that the U.S. participated in WW I. Perhaps the best-known of the awardees are Frank Luke and Eddie Rickenbacker. The book is liberally illustrated with many fine photographs.


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    U.S. – BOOK – MICKEY MOUSE BOOK: MICKEY SAILS TO TREASURE ISLAND

    SKU: 12-777

    $95.00 $80.75

    Here is a Special Blast From the Past! Mickey Mouse is a worldwide icon and the “face” of the Walt Disney Company, Inc. International sensation Mickey first emerged in 1928’s famous cartoon “Steamboat Willie.” He went on to appear in a cartoon strip series and has appeared in countless cartoons and movies.

    During the 1930’s, Whitman (a division of the Western Publishing Company) developed an inexpensive paperback book series for children, the Big Little Books® (BLB’s). The Walt Disney Studio was the first company to license their comic characters with Whitman for inclusion in the BLB’s. In 1935, the book series included this thrilling tale about Mickey Mouse and his adventure sailing to Treasure Island. The vintage book has Mickey walking the plank and being grabbed by a gorilla. Keeping with the BLB’s commitment to printing bulky but small paperbacks that could be easily handled and read by young children, Mickey Sails to Treasure Island measures 3 ½” x 4 ½” x 5/8,” and consists of 192 pages. Several illustrations are included that will be sure to bring back fond childhood memories of the famous mouse. [Please note that this book was published a mere seven years after Mickey first burst on the screen].

    Interestingly, the BLB’s were given away as premiums distributed by stores, gas stations, food products, and radio programs. Our find was sponsored by Kolynos dental cream. Kolynos was created in 1908 and sponsored several well-known radio programs and book series during the Depression era. Kolynos was purchased by Colgate in 1995. [BLB information source: 2012 Educational Research and Applications Corp. on the www].
    While this book is not German or from the Imperial Period, it is a lot of fun! Hurrah for Mickey Mouse, America’s ambassador to the world. This delightful little gem is fun to read and remains in very good condition, with no missing pages. The binding is intact but loose.

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    U.S. – BOOK – MORE SILVER WINGS, PINKS, AND GREENS by JON A. MAGUIRE

    SKU: 16-377

    $50.00 $42.50

    This book deals with the uniforms, wings, and insignia used by the USAS, USAAC, and USAAF from 1913-1945. The hard back book is quite large and liberally illustrated. It is a must if you are interested in the uniforms and insignias of the U.S. Air Force from 1913-1945.


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    U.S. – BOOK – STEEL POTS – BY CHRIS ARMOLD

    SKU: 12-817

    $95.00 $80.75

    BOOK – STEEL POTS – BY CHRIS ARMOLD.

    This fascinating book chronicles the USA’s military’s use of steel helmets, which began with WW I. At that time, the USA adopted Great Britain’s primary helmet, continuing its use into WW II’s early days, when a new version was introduced. While the previous sentence sums up the essential history of “steel pots,” the author goes far beyond mere basics by covering the years between the two World Wars and details some of the U.S. Army’s experimental helmets from the period. The latter spearheaded the relatively quick transition from the 1917’s helmet to the style used during WW II, Korea, and Viet Nam. The author discusses the helmet currently used by all US Armed Forces, which are now made of Kevlar™ to provide greater protection from bullets and shrapnel (the same material used for police and military forces’ body armor). Kevlar helmets also are far lighter and cooler to wear. [If you look at the USA’s current helmet, you will note that it is very similar to Germany’s WW I and WW II stahlhelme. American troops often refer to their helmets as “Fritz.”]
    The book has 270+ photographs (both color and black and white, as well as sketches and graphs detailing the helmets’ evolution). While not Imperial German, it is comprehensive and makes for good reading.

    [Let me include a word about its author, Chris Armold. Chris is a retired senior U.S. Air Force NCO who spent more than three years researching and writing his book. I first met Chris in 1996, the year we founded DRM. He became a good friend and advisor during our fledgling company’s early years. Chris even designed our first logo featuring Rittmeister Manfred von Richthofen flanked by his famous Fokker Dr 1 Triplane. We are still using that basic logo to this day (with some minor modifications made three years ago). He is a great guy to whom we always wish the best.
    It is a first-edition that includes a 1997 dedication (the year the book was released) from Chris to me. Comparables on Amazon reveal that first editions like it can fetch around $130. Our example is in MINT condition and constitutes a real value!


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  • Sale! BOOK - THE CALL OF DUTY - MILITARY AWARDS AND DECORATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA BY JOHN E. STRANDBERG AND ROGER BENDER.

    U.S. – BOOK – THE CALL OF DUTY – MILITARY AWARDS AND DECORATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA BY JOHN E. STRANDBERG AND ROGER BENDER

    SKU: 12-839

    $50.00 $42.50

    BOOK – THE CALL OF DUTY – MILITARY AWARDS AND DECORATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA BY JOHN E. STRANDBERG AND ROGER BENDER.

    While it is a bit outside our normal Imperial German offerings, nevertheless it remains a useful book that depicts many U.S. decorations. This hardback edition was published in 1994. It has three hundred eighty-two pages. The book centers on decorations for valor, describing the different decorations awarded by the USA’s Army, Air Force, and Navy. It is followed by extensive sections on Good Conduct Medals, those for long service, campaign and service, commemorative medals, proficiency medals, commendation and service ribbons, appurtenances (adjuncts or accessories), presentation cases, and MUCH more. If you want to know about U.S. medals, THIS is the book for you. The book is heavy with black and white (as well as color) photographs of the medals and the men to whom they were awarded. It provides a fascinating read!

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    U.S. – BOOK – THE COMMUNICATION TRENCH: ANECDOTES & STATISTICS FROM THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918 BY WILL R. BIRD

    SKU: 12-835

    $25.00 $21.25

    BOOK – THE COMMUNICATION TRENCH: ANECDOTES & STATISTICS FROM THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918 BY WILL R. BIRD.

    This is a soft cover book that was first published in 1933. It tells many interesting details and statistics regarding life in the trenches. You will find that it gives you a different view of trench life.

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