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Guerrilla Submarines, Dissette, Edward/Adamson, H.C.
1 Dissette, Edward/Adamson, H.C. Guerrilla Submarines
U.S. Ballantine Books, Inc. #345-25325-6. Third Ballantine Books Edition. Mass Market Paperback. Close to Mint. 
$1.95 is the original price. May, 1976. 238 pages which incudes an Appendix and Bibliography plus Advertising. Light beige paper. Tight binding. Yellow colour on the edges.
In General: the usual crease's down the middle from book opening plus one page's folded as a bookmark which left an indent on a couple of pages beside it. The edges of the insides of both Covers is very faintly beige from age.
Story: Subs bringing war material and people to, or from danger zones to help in the fight against the Japanese during World War 2. 004533 
Price: 15.00 USD
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PT Patrol, Farley, Edward I.
2 Farley, Edward I. PT Patrol
Canada. Popular Library Eagle Books. First Popular Library (Canada) Ed. Mass Market Paperback. Fine Minus. 
$.40 is the original price. July, 1962. 141 pages which includes a Glossary at the back of the book. Medium beige paper. Tight binding. Contains:a couple of maps where the action took place and a few drawings of Japanese boats.
In General: A previous Owner stamped their name on the back of the Front Cover and it faintly bled to the next page as the ink wasn't quite dry when they closed the Cover. Two lines are at the top edge which indicates that this book was returned to the Distributor.
Story: Describing some of the action seen by the PT boats. These were ships made of plywood and built for speed but equipped with a machine gun and torpedo tubes. President Kennedy also wrote a book about his own experiences as Skipper of a PT boat which was cut in two by a Japanese destroyer. 004895 
Price: 8.00 USD
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On Valor's Side, Gallant, T. Grady
3 Gallant, T. Grady On Valor's Side
Canada. An Avon Book. #V2142. First Avon Bk. Co. Edition. Mass Market Paperback. About V. Good. Spine Water Tch Cover Art Abbott, Bob. 
       April, 1966. $.75 is the original price. 350 pages which includes a page of acknowledgments and advertising. Tight binding.
In General: Both Covers have handling marks and small creases. The Spine has small marks. The first page has a former Bookstore Stamp.
Story: Fighting in Guadalcanal. The book reads well and after you're into it for a few pages you keep on reading. Recommended. 004408 
Price: 13.25 USD
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Rise and Fall of the Japanese Empire, Thde, Gordon, Gary
4 Gordon, Gary Rise and Fall of the Japanese Empire, Thde
U.S. Monarch Books, Inc. 1962 #MS4.  A True First Book Printing. Mass Market Paperback. Good. Cover Art: Fried, George. 
February, 1962. $.50 is the original price. 236 pages plus Advertising. Medium beige paper. Tight binding. Red on the edges with a 1" piece of it missing. Not from water, apparently.
Front Cover: Handling marks.
Back Cover: A " upper corner crease's at the top, left and a minor scuff mark's under it.
In General: The first page of Advertising at the Front's mostly missing and the insides of both Covers are slightly beige.
Story: As the Cover says. I started to browse the book and it was so interesting I found myself reading it, It's well written. Recommended. 004939 
Price: 6.50 USD
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The Legacy, Shute, Nevil
5 Shute, Nevil The Legacy
Canada. Ballantine Books. #U5002. First Ballantine Books Edition. Mass Market Paperback. About Fine. 
$.60 is the original price. 1950 is the only date mentioned. 279 Pages plus Advertising. Tight binding. Orange colour on the edges. Medium beige paper, darker at the edges for " on all sides. The inside of both Covers is turning beige.
Front Cover: A couple of creases are at the bottom right corner.
Spine: Light creases from book opening . Some dampness touched here but it's not very noticeable except to myself.
Back Cover: A few indents.
In General: A previous Owner erased their name from the top of the first page but the imprint's still there.
Story: The Author based this book on a true happening in which the Japanese marched to death eighty Dutch women they captured in Sumatra during World War 2. The Commandant didn't want them hanging around where he was stationed so that was his solution. At war's end only thirty were still alive. 004433 
Price: 22.50 USD
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Navy at Guadalcanal, The, Smith, Stan.
6 Smith, Stan. Navy at Guadalcanal, The
U.S. Lancer Books. 1966 #72-120. First Lancer Book Edition. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good Plus. 
$.50 is the original price. 160 pages with a Bibliography at the back of the book. Light medium beige paper. Tight binding. Purple on the edges.
Front Cover: Both corners have identical-sized 2" indents along with a couple of finger indents from holding the book open.
Back Cover: A 3" indent's at the top, left corner and a 2" one's at the bottom, left. There are a couple of others but they're reasonable in size.
In General: A previous Owner wrote her name at the top of the inside of the Front Cover.
Story: The battle in which both U.S. and Japanese losses were heavy at sea but cost the Japanese their former base on Guadalcanal. 004951 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Flying Tigers, The, Whelan, Russell
7 Whelan, Russell Flying Tigers, The
U.S. Paperback Library, Inc. #610-54672. First Paperback Library Edition. Mass Market Paperback. Fine Minus. 
       July, 1968. $.75 is the original price. 160 pages which includes an Index and listing of Flyers and Squadrons in the Tigers unit. Tight binding. Medium beige paper.
In General: Something pressed aainst the right edge and left an indent for a few pages.
Story: A preumably true recounting of the activities of The Flying Tigers against the Japanese in World War 2. From what I once read the teeth painted on the nose of the planes were meant to throw the fear of God into the Japanese as they were apparently afraid when they saw the planes with this painted on them. 004418 
Price: 18.50 USD
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