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Arthur La Vove was born in Manhattan in 1909, the son of a French military attaché. Arthur flew commercial airliners for...
04/29/2022

Arthur La Vove was born in Manhattan in 1909, the son of a French military attaché. Arthur flew commercial airliners for Century Airways and United in 1930s. When Pearl Harbor was attacked in 1941, he volunteered for the Army Air Force. Any enthusiasm that Arthur had for the conflict quickly eroded once he arrived in the CBI, the China-Burma-India theater of operations, for service with Air Transport Command. La Vove was a “Hump Pilot,” conducting the hazardous duty of ferrying men and material over the Himalayan Mountains, propping up American, Commonwealth, and Chinese Nationalist forces in their struggle against the Japanese in South Asia. The aircraft of the day were not well suited to handle the extreme environment, and the Himalayas remain littered with the remnants of aircraft and their crew who did not make it over the Hump.

Learn more of the incredible journey through La Vove's firsthand account in "Hump Drivers." Each chapter begins with an original sketch by the author, drawn in-theater as seen above.

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Avro Lancaster with crew. Photo from “Avro Lancaster” by Ron Mackay.
04/22/2022

Avro Lancaster with crew.

Photo from “Avro Lancaster” by Ron Mackay.

This collection of biographical sketches tells us much about the eighty brave men made a near-suicidal first attack on J...
04/21/2022

This collection of biographical sketches tells us much about the eighty brave men made a near-suicidal first attack on Japan about four months after Pearl Harbor.

President Franklin Roosevelt wanted a quick response to the Japanese ambush on Hawaii to demonstrate to the Japanese that they were not invulnerable to attack, and to give a much-needed boost to American morale. Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle was selected to plan and lead the Raid from the USS Hornet. Much has been written about the daring raid and the frightening escape through China, but little has been written about these brave men's lives before and after the Raid.

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“Turrets 1 and 2 are viewed from the forward starboard corner of the superstructure deck in early 1914. Under cover in t...
04/15/2022

“Turrets 1 and 2 are viewed from the forward starboard corner of the superstructure deck in early 1914. Under cover in the foreground is the same 5-inch/51-caliber gun mount seen in the preceding photo. On the forecastle is a large wooden frame of a type often seen on photos of battleships being fitted out during this era. The frame seems to have been used in aligning the main-battery guns. Library of Congress” Photo and caption from “USS New York (BB-34)” by David Doyle. ISBN 9780764358241.

The McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II—vertical/short takeoff and landing (VSTOL)—is the US Marine Corps’ current frontl...
04/12/2022

The McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II—vertical/short takeoff and landing (VSTOL)—is the US Marine Corps’ current frontline close-air-support aircraft. A variant of the famed British Aerospace Harrier II, the AV-8B is noted for its ability to hover in place, ideal for operating on smaller carriers and in less-than-ideal landing zones.

Learn more by preordering your copy of "AV-8B Harrier II" today on Amazon!

Military policeman on Harley Davidson XLA. Golden Gate Bridge in background. Photo from “Harley-Davidson WLA” by Robert ...
04/08/2022

Military policeman on Harley Davidson XLA. Golden Gate Bridge in background. Photo from “Harley-Davidson WLA” by Robert S. Kim, courtesy of US Army Military Police Corps Regimental Museum.

A work 40 years in the making extracted from archives in both Europe and America, "Privateers of the Revolution" is a ta...
04/06/2022

A work 40 years in the making extracted from archives in both Europe and America, "Privateers of the Revolution" is a tale unrivaled by any Hollywood fiction.

This revelatory narrative of the 538 Pennsylvania and New Jersey privateers, privately owned ships of war some called pirates. Manned by over 18,000 men, these privateers influenced the fight for American independence. From the halls of Congress to the rough waterfronts of Delaware River and Bay to the remote privateering ports of the New Jersey coast and into the Atlantic, a stirring portrait emerges of seaborne raiders, battles, and derring-do, as well as incredible escapes from the great British prison ships “vulgarly called Hell,” where more than 11,000 men perished.

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Author Jim Bevill presenting at the Brenham Heritage Museum. Bevill’s new book “Blackboards and Bomb Shelters” is availa...
04/01/2022

Author Jim Bevill presenting at the Brenham Heritage Museum. Bevill’s new book “Blackboards and Bomb Shelters” is available now.

Sample art and page from “Valor in Action” by Jane Waterhouse. The Waterhouse paintings were featured in a long running ...
03/30/2022

Sample art and page from “Valor in Action” by Jane Waterhouse. The Waterhouse paintings were featured in a long running exhibit at the USMC Museum in Quantico.

“A-6A assigned to VA-35, adding additional bomb tonnage during Linebacker II. Schrupp” Photo and caption from A-6 INTRUD...
03/25/2022

“A-6A assigned to VA-35, adding additional bomb tonnage during Linebacker II. Schrupp”

Photo and caption from A-6 INTRUDER : Grumman's All-Weather Interdictor from Vietnam to the Persian Gulf by David F. Brown.

Advance copies of new titles in the “Legends of Flight” series have officially arrived!Preorder your copies today on Ama...
03/22/2022

Advance copies of new titles in the “Legends of Flight” series have officially arrived!

Preorder your copies today on Amazon.

"Yesterday's Heroes" contains all 433 Medal of Honor citations such as this excert: "Although machinegun bullets kicked ...
03/15/2022

"Yesterday's Heroes" contains all 433 Medal of Honor citations such as this excert:

"Although machinegun bullets kicked up the dirt at his heels, and 88mm shels exploded within 30 yards of him, Pfc. Dutko nevertheless made his way to a point within 30 yards of the first enemy machinegun and killed both gunners with a handgrenade. Although the second machinegun wounded him, knocking him to the ground, Pfc. Dutko regained his feet and advanced on th 88-mm gun, firing his Browning automatic from the hip. When he came within 10 yards of this weapon he killed its 5-man crew with 1 long burst of fire. Wheeling on the machinegun which had wounded him, Pfc. Dutko killed the gunner and his assistant. The third German machine gun fired on Pfc. Dutko from a position 20 yards distant wounding him a second time as he proceeded toward the enemy weapon in a run."

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“An LVT(4) named “Bushwacker” demonstrates a point about the ballast system. The natural inclination of the vehicle when...
03/10/2022

“An LVT(4) named “Bushwacker” demonstrates a point about the ballast system. The natural inclination of the vehicle when operating in water with no cargo or a light load is to ride with the stern up. In the bilge under the floor of the cargo compartment is a ballast compartment. When the vehicle enters the water with a light load, as seen here, the driver pulls up on the ballast control-valve handle, flooding the ballast compartment and trimming the level of the vehicle in the water.”

Photo by Rick Forys, appearing in “LVT (4) AMTRAC : The Most Widely Used Amphibious Tractor of World War II” by David Doyle.

“Amagi off Mitsugojima on 1 June 1946. She was finally refloated on 31 July 1947 and scrapped.” Photo from “SORYU, HIRYU...
03/09/2022

“Amagi off Mitsugojima on 1 June 1946. She was finally refloated on 31 July 1947 and scrapped.”

Photo from “SORYU, HIRYU, AND UNRYU-CLASS AIRCRAFT CARRIERS : In the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II”. ISBN 9780764360770.

Another day, another advanced copy. "U.S. Go Home" is an encyclopedic history of the postwar US military deployment to F...
03/03/2022

Another day, another advanced copy. "U.S. Go Home" is an encyclopedic history of the postwar US military deployment to France. Available for preorder now.

We love seeing our books for the first time, and these advances of the latest Legends of Warfare title "Heinkel He 111" ...
02/23/2022

We love seeing our books for the first time, and these advances of the latest Legends of Warfare title "Heinkel He 111" are no exception!

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USS Intrepid, the "Fighting I," was one of America's longest-serving aircraft carriers. Launched during WWII, Intrepid a...
02/18/2022

USS Intrepid, the "Fighting I," was one of America's longest-serving aircraft carriers. Launched during WWII, Intrepid and her crews weathered kamikazes, torpedoes, and typhoons throughout three years of heavy combat.

Read all about this incredible ship by ordering "USS Intrepid (CV-11/CVA-11/CVS-11)" through the product tag today!

British Redcoat at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia.
02/16/2022

British Redcoat at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia.

For the first time, the history of one of the most significant and longest-lasting Luftwaffe combat units is presented.S...
02/14/2022

For the first time, the history of one of the most significant and longest-lasting Luftwaffe combat units is presented.

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“The Museum of the American GI, in College Station, Texas, preserves this late-type Light Armored CarM8. It is equipped ...
02/10/2022

“The Museum of the American GI, in College Station, Texas, preserves this late-type Light Armored Car
M8. It is equipped with storage boxes with steps on the sponsons. David Doyle” Image appears in FORD M8 AND M20 by David Doyle, ISBN 9780764361432.

With over 280 aircraft built, the Globemaster III is one of the workhorses for the US Air Force as well as a number of f...
02/08/2022

With over 280 aircraft built, the Globemaster III is one of the workhorses for the US Air Force as well as a number of foreign countries such as Britain, Australia, Canada, India, Qatar, and Kuwait. Explore the McDonnell Douglas / Boeing C-17 Globemaster III's design, construction, and operational history with "C-17 Globemaster III: McDonnell Douglas & Boeing’s Military Transport."

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Sailors carry out calisthenics aboard an aircraft carrier during the Second World War. Several F6F Hellcats can be seen ...
02/04/2022

Sailors carry out calisthenics aboard an aircraft carrier during the Second World War. Several F6F Hellcats can be seen in this original color photograph. Image appears in “F6F Hellcat” by David Doyle, ISBN 9780764356711. Photo credit National Archives.

This photojournalistic essay documents one of the last groups of civilians to be drafted into the United States Army in ...
01/28/2022

This photojournalistic essay documents one of the last groups of civilians to be drafted into the United States Army in 1972. We observe them practicing hand-to-hand combat and marksmanship, and we also see them calling home, writing letters, and bonding with fellow soldiers.

Shortly after these images were taken, the draft officially ended and the all-volunteer army began. All photographs are candid. Nothing was set up or posed for the camera, nor was there censorship by the army of any of the images taken for this project.

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CSS Stonewall in 1865. This ironclad warship arrived too late for action in the American Civil War. It was later sold to...
01/26/2022

CSS Stonewall in 1865. This ironclad warship arrived too late for action in the American Civil War. It was later sold to Japan, where it was renamed “Kotetsu” (later “Azuma”). The ship saw combat with the Japanese navy, where it remained in service until 1888. Colorized version created for entertainment purposes (cannot account for color accuracy), original appears in "CONFEDERATE STEAM NAVY : 1861-1865" by Donald L. Canney.

Image credit Naval Historical Center.

Shop the series that forms an essential reference for any historian or collector interested in Japanese military history...
01/24/2022

Shop the series that forms an essential reference for any historian or collector interested in Japanese military history.

“Admirals” includes 1400 biographies, with “Generals” profiling nearly 1,800 officers with more 200 photographs.

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Hessians are routed at the Battle of Saratoga in 1777. Photo from Don Troiani painting on display at the Museum of the A...
01/19/2022

Hessians are routed at the Battle of Saratoga in 1777. Photo from Don Troiani painting on display at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia.

If ever a man has earned his place in the annals of military history, that man is Francis “Gabby” Gabreski.  This is the...
01/14/2022

If ever a man has earned his place in the annals of military history, that man is Francis “Gabby” Gabreski. This is the full story of Gabby Gabreski, told in his own words. Born to Polish immigrant parents in 1919, he nearly washed out of Notre Dame and then flight school.

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M4A2 Sherman on crane in Egypt. Original B&W version appearing in “Sherman Tank Vol. 3 : America's M4A2 Medium Tank in W...
01/12/2022

M4A2 Sherman on crane in Egypt. Original B&W version appearing in “Sherman Tank Vol. 3 : America's M4A2 Medium Tank in World War II” by David Doyle, photo credit Imperial War Museum. Colorized version created in photoshop for this post.

Three volume guide to uniforms and insignia of the Großdeutschland Division during the Second World War. This unit was n...
01/05/2022

Three volume guide to uniforms and insignia of the Großdeutschland Division during the Second World War. This unit was notable for unique insignia and particularly high quality uniforms and equipment. All three volumes are very large and heavy, featuring both color and black & white images.

The British Legion at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia.
01/03/2022

The British Legion at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia.

WAACs standing at attention. Photo from “Women For Victory, Vol.2: The Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC)” by Katy Endr...
12/17/2021

WAACs standing at attention. Photo from “Women For Victory, Vol.2: The Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC)” by Katy Endruschat Goebel.

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12/15/2021

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Yugoslav air force Hawker Hurricane. Photo from “Hawker Hurricane: The RAF’s Battle of Britain Stalwart” by Ron Mackay.
12/10/2021

Yugoslav air force Hawker Hurricane. Photo from “Hawker Hurricane: The RAF’s Battle of Britain Stalwart” by Ron Mackay.

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12/08/2021

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The struggle for armored dominance sometimes overshadows the vital and unsung heroes of the battlefield: the engineers. ...
12/06/2021

The struggle for armored dominance sometimes overshadows the vital and unsung heroes of the battlefield: the engineers. Combat engineer vehicles spearhead armored attacks, breach obstacles, and prepare defenses. Born of necessity, these amazing vehicles have developed from humble beginnings to technological and mechanical marvels. After a slow and unimaginative start, the US Army has developed and fielded some of the most prolific and advanced combat engineer vehicles ever used. This book provides a rare look at these amazing machines and the crews that operated them.

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Arthur La Vove was born in Manhattan in 1909, the son of a French military attaché. Arthur flew commercial airliners for Century Airways and United in 1930s. When Pearl Harbor was attacked in 1941, he volunteered for the Army Air Force. Any enthusiasm that Arthur had for the conflict quickly eroded once he arrived in the CBI, the China-Burma-India theater of operations, for service with Air Transport Command. La Vove was a “Hump Pilot,” conducting the hazardous duty of ferrying men and material over the Himalayan Mountains, propping up American, Commonwealth, and Chinese Nationalist forces in their struggle against the Japanese in South Asia. The aircraft of the day were not well suited to handle the extreme environment, and the Himalayas remain littered with the remnants of aircraft and their crew who did not make it over the Hump. Learn more of the incredible journey through La Vove's firsthand account in "Hump Drivers." Each chapter begins with an original sketch by the author, drawn in-theater as seen above. Click the product tag today to order your copy.
Avro Lancaster with crew. Photo from “Avro Lancaster” by Ron Mackay.
This collection of biographical sketches tells us much about the eighty brave men made a near-suicidal first attack on Japan about four months after Pearl Harbor. President Franklin Roosevelt wanted a quick response to the Japanese ambush on Hawaii to demonstrate to the Japanese that they were not invulnerable to attack, and to give a much-needed boost to American morale. Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle was selected to plan and lead the Raid from the USS Hornet. Much has been written about the daring raid and the frightening escape through China, but little has been written about these brave men's lives before and after the Raid. Learn more and purchase your copy through the product tag today.
“Turrets 1 and 2 are viewed from the forward starboard corner of the superstructure deck in early 1914. Under cover in the foreground is the same 5-inch/51-caliber gun mount seen in the preceding photo. On the forecastle is a large wooden frame of a type often seen on photos of battleships being fitted out during this era. The frame seems to have been used in aligning the main-battery guns. Library of Congress” Photo and caption from “USS New York (BB-34)” by David Doyle. ISBN 9780764358241.
The McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II—vertical/short takeoff and landing (VSTOL)—is the US Marine Corps’ current frontline close-air-support aircraft. A variant of the famed British Aerospace Harrier II, the AV-8B is noted for its ability to hover in place, ideal for operating on smaller carriers and in less-than-ideal landing zones. Learn more by preordering your copy of "AV-8B Harrier II" today on Amazon!
Military policeman on Harley Davidson XLA. Golden Gate Bridge in background. Photo from “Harley-Davidson WLA” by Robert S. Kim, courtesy of US Army Military Police Corps Regimental Museum.
A work 40 years in the making extracted from archives in both Europe and America, "Privateers of the Revolution" is a tale unrivaled by any Hollywood fiction. This revelatory narrative of the 538 Pennsylvania and New Jersey privateers, privately owned ships of war some called pirates. Manned by over 18,000 men, these privateers influenced the fight for American independence. From the halls of Congress to the rough waterfronts of Delaware River and Bay to the remote privateering ports of the New Jersey coast and into the Atlantic, a stirring portrait emerges of seaborne raiders, battles, and derring-do, as well as incredible escapes from the great British prison ships “vulgarly called Hell,” where more than 11,000 men perished. Order your copy now everywhere books are sold!
Author Jim Bevill presenting at the Brenham Heritage Museum. Bevill’s new book “Blackboards and Bomb Shelters” is available now.
Sample art and page from “Valor in Action” by Jane Waterhouse. The Waterhouse paintings were featured in a long running exhibit at the USMC Museum in Quantico.
“A-6A assigned to VA-35, adding additional bomb tonnage during Linebacker II. Schrupp” Photo and caption from A-6 INTRUDER : Grumman's All-Weather Interdictor from Vietnam to the Persian Gulf by David F. Brown.
Advance copies of new titles in the “Legends of Flight” series have officially arrived! Preorder your copies today on Amazon.
"Yesterday's Heroes" contains all 433 Medal of Honor citations such as this excert: "Although machinegun bullets kicked up the dirt at his heels, and 88mm shels exploded within 30 yards of him, Pfc. Dutko nevertheless made his way to a point within 30 yards of the first enemy machinegun and killed both gunners with a handgrenade. Although the second machinegun wounded him, knocking him to the ground, Pfc. Dutko regained his feet and advanced on th 88-mm gun, firing his Browning automatic from the hip. When he came within 10 yards of this weapon he killed its 5-man crew with 1 long burst of fire. Wheeling on the machinegun which had wounded him, Pfc. Dutko killed the gunner and his assistant. The third German machine gun fired on Pfc. Dutko from a position 20 yards distant wounding him a second time as he proceeded toward the enemy weapon in a run." Read more incredible stories like this one by ordering "Yesterday's Heroes" through the product tag or at your preferred book seller today.