I'm not sure when I last sent you a listing of available publications so here goes.
Check with me first before ordering the latter part of the list, those called "Historical Publications." I will not be reprinting any of them and some may not be available soon.
First nine titles listed below are postpaid as shown. O/w postage costs for others listed at end.
Clark, G.B. Decorated Marines of the Fourth Brigade in World War I. McFarland, 2007, 1sted, medal illustrations, listing every Marine, Corpsman, doctor and U.S. Army soldier that served with the 4th Brigade by regiment, battalion and company, that received a medal, with citations for most, bibliography and indexed. Beautiful cover large format, really nicely done. 266p. $44.00 ppd.
Thomason, John W., Jr. And Clark, G.B. editor. THE UNITED STATES ARMY SECOND DIVISION NORTHWEST OF CHATEAU THIERRY IN WORLD WAR I. McFarland, 2006, 1sted, JWT illustrations and portrait, maps, history of the division, biography of JWT, suggested reading, index, 245p. $44.00 ppd and insured. This is the only thing written by JWT that remained unpublished until now. It is his writing, his illustrations (added) and the absolute "last word" about the Battle for Belleau Wood, in the greatest of detail.
Clark, G.B. The Six Marine Divisions in the Pacific. McFarland, 2006, 1sted, photos, maps, biographies, index, 198p. New in soft cover $44.00ppd. This covers all their battles from the "canal" through Okinawa. Each chapter is dedicated to one division and those others, Marine and Army, that were in the same engagement. Emphasis, as usual, is on the individuals that won the war.
Clark, G.B. Hiram Iddings Bearss, U.S. Marine Corps. Biography of a World War I Hero. McFarland, 2005, 1sted, photos, maps, index, 269p. New in soft cover $38.00ppd. "Hiking Hiram" was a famous (at one time) character of the real "old Corps" who earned every medal the nation had and then some. MoH in the Philippines, a DSC in France. He was one helluva Marine, with a biography to prove it.
Clark, G.B. United States Marine Corps' Medal of Honor Recipients, A Comprehensive Registry, including U.S. Navy Medical Personnel Honored for serving Marines in Combat. McFarland, 2005, 1sted, photos, appendices, index, 202p. New in hard cover $48.00ppd. Every Marine (I believe) and "Doc" thru May, 2003. All citations, locations, units, origins, plus states and nations of recipient's origins, includes breakdown by unit, and numeric sequence for Marines. I believe there is no other quite like this one.
Clark, G.B. LEGENDARY MARINES OF THE OLD CORPS. Brasshat, 2002, cloth, 369 numbered pages, plus fifty pages of photos. New in limited, numbered edition. $65.00ppd. A Biographical Dictionary of Marines who made a great impact upon the CORPS, upon its enemies, and upon our Nation during it's first 175 years. Those included are largely people who are now forgotten, yet, for various reasons, shouldn't be. Either as fighting men of the "first chop" or as spectacular administrators, weapons specialists, colonial soldiers and/or planners. No, I'm not included, and neither are you, I don't think.
Some of them included are still quite commonly known. Included, of course, are some of the more modern heroes, like CATES, SHEPHERD, PULLER, EDSON, ETC. Those men can't be ignored. It is, however, mainly about those Marines that even few historians now know about. There are 100 in all. Those heroes who started the Corps and kept it alive for so many years.
This book is quite large and very heavy. Its size is 9" by 12" and is finished in dark green cloth [what else?] with gilt lettering. It is printed on high quality paper. Getting close to the end, so if you want, buy it now. Incidentally, several dealers have purchased this and are selling it for nearly $100 on the internet.
Only a few copies remain.
Clark, George B. With The Old Corps in Nicaragua.. Presidio Press. 2001, 1sted., $28.00ppd.It has 232 pages, photos, maps, appendices [including awards], index and a very attractive dust jacket, even tho my mug appears on the inside back flap. It covers the entire Marine experience from 1912 through 1932. There was at least as much fighting there, per instant, as anywhere else in U.S. Marine history. Two regiments of infantry, the 5th and the 11th Marines, and one air wing were engaged in the daily rough and tumble exercise with some of the finest guerrilla warriors the world has ever witnessed. The grunts took most of the punishment but were ably assisted by Marine air. In fact, without the latter, the former would have been in deep trouble. Many times the "airedales" pulled the grunts out of some tough situations. It was a huge learning experience for every Marine. Much of what they learned became visible in WWII and in Vietnam. Edson's many Coco River patrols are extensively covered as are the Marine led Guardia Nacional patrols. There are detailed descriptions of nearly every fight, casualty-lists, awards, you name it, it's here. Numerous Marines who later became famous show up in these pages including Edson, Puller, Carlson, and many others. And, they all learned a lot from each other, including the rebels. The Marines that survived knew that they had been in a real scrap. Only book on the subject.
Clark, George B. Devil Dogs, Fighting Marines of WWI. Novato: 1999, 1st ed., DJ, photos, maps, 512pp. f/f. $44.00ppd. Hate to brag, but I will: this has been acclaimed in many reviews and by numerous purchasers, as the first and only book of its subject, as well as being THE definitive study for years to come. Their words, not mine although I must in all modesty agree with all the hoopla. I have a few 1st edition copies. I do not believe anyone else has any 1st editions for sale. Just a very few copies left. They won't be around much longer.
I also have this same book in trade paper edition at $14.95.
Clark, G.B. His Time in Hell, a Texas Marine in France. The World War I Memoir of Warren R. Jackson. Presidio, 2001, 1sted, DJ, photos, List of Military Personnel (appropriate to Jackson), 269p. $18.00ppd. Jackson wrote one of the finest memoirs it has been my pleasure to read. He was a member of 95th Company, 1/6 and served through out the war without missing anything.
Clark, George B. Irish Soldiers in Europe, 1585—1815. $39.00ppd, Pike, 2003, 1st ed., laminated illustrated covers, 12 maps, color plate, illustrations, index, 554pages. Covers the entire period in the major nations in which Irish soldiers served. Spain, France, Austrian Empire, Northern Europe (primarily Russia). Six biographical sketches of important people who are little known today. Plus coverage of the two major Irish Brigades; Spain and France. Twenty years writing and nearly fifty in research. Did you know that three Irishmen in France were hired as Marine officers by Benjamin Franklin and commissioned by the Continental Congress? Only book ever published on this little known subject. They were quite a crowd. Lots of fights all over the world, including in Florida.
Historical publications of the Brass Hat
(Please check with me before sending dough for any of the following, some are no longer available but I'm so old I haven't got brains enuff to delete them from this list. Achully, I'm tew lazy) include $3postage for one item, and $4 total postage for more than one.
History of the First Battalion, 5th Regt., U.S. Marines...
etc. Foster., 1980, wraps, 26p. Reprint of original unit history. World War One only. $12.00
History of the Second Battalion, 5th Regt., U.S. Marines..etc.
Foster, 1980, wraps, 25p. Reprint of original unit history. World War One. $12.00
Antrim, Ray Where the Marines fought in France. Chicago (Pike), nd (1995), wraps, all photos, c.60p. This is one of the rarest of rare items about the Marines. I've seen the original listed at $400.00. The fotos, while not as superb as desired are still very good and all pics are clear. A real gem. $25.00
Bellamy, David History of the Third Battalion, Sixth Regiment, U.S. Marines. Hillsdale (Pike), 1919 (1993), perfect bound, wraps, foto, maps, 136p. Taken directly from the only professionally produced Marine unit history from WWI. $23.00
Butler, Smedley American Marines in China (with) Chinese American Relations. Pike, 1989, wraps, 11p. Reprint of extract from The Annals magazine. Describes what the 3d Brigade did in China, 1927-1929. $8.00
Clark, G.B. Table of Organization, U.S. Marine units and their U.S. Army associates, in the Pacific War, 1941–1945. $18.00, Pike, 1st, wraps, 210p. Every unit broken down by senior most officers and their subordinates. Even down to some companies. Most of the later engagements also include the "Task Organization." All the data you need to start your own WWII.
Clark, G.B. ed. A Brief History of the Sixth Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps, from July, 1917, to.. the Army of Occupation, December 1918. Pike, 1993, wraps, 37p. Reprint of RARE original. Great details. $15.00
Clark, G.B. The Landing at Panama, April, 1885. Pike, 1992, wraps, iii & 21p, plus 3 additional map/diagrams. Details the story of the first major landing of Marines, post-Civil War. Larger than 1870 Korea. An original monograph. $12.00
Clark, G.B. A List of Officers of the 4th Marine Brigade. Pike, 2002, original, wraps, 54p. Listing of all known officers of the brigade with rank, awards & decorations, by unit. Includes known U.S. Army and Navy officers who served with the Marines. $18.00
Clark, George B. The United States Marines in the Boxer Rebellion (or the China Relief Expedition). Pike, 2002, wraps, maps, appendices, index, 172p. This is an original, "perfect bound." Mostly taken from government sources. As you can see by the number of pages, it goes far beyond the material in Treading Softly, insofar as this period is concerned. It is in chronologic order, day by day, and tells the story of the defense of Peking by Myers and his Marines; plus the heart-breaking attempt of the relief expedition to get from Taku to Peking. $21.00
Clark, George B. Few Scars of Violence, Few Wounds to Heal, The U.S. Marines in China, 1819–1949. Pike, 2000, 1st ed., wraps, 30 photos, 11 maps, 245p. $25.00. Original monograph on high quality paper, "perfect bound,"completely revised and entirely rewritten. Colorful pictorial cover. This was originally published by Praeger/Greenwood, 2000, in cloth at $65 per copy, now $100. Same book only cheaper.
Clark, George B. Syllabus of the 2d Division (Regulars). $16.00, Pike, 2002, wraps, 53p. A direct copy of the original published in Coblenz, in 1919. Lists all units within the division, with CO's begin dates, where, when, how, the works. Details galore. Everything you will need to create your own WWI division including casualties. Brand new and never issued in a general way. Important for WWI buff's.
Clark, George B. The 4th Brigade at Blanc Mont. $15.00, Pike, 2003, wraps, map, 46p. The story of the 4th Brigade at that least known but bloodiest, per square inch, battle in which the brigade was involved during that great war. Not needed if you own "Devil Dogs, Fighting Marines of WWI."
Clifford, John History of the First Battalion of the U.S. Marines. Foster, 1981, wraps, 59p. fine. Reprint of VERY RARE original. With Huntington's Battalion at Guantanamo in 1898. Includes roster.$18.00
Clifford, John History of the Pioneer Marine Bn., at Guam & Samar 1899-1901. Foster, 1981, wraps, 63p. fine. Reprint of VERY RARE original. The author was in the Marine mutiny on Guam & the long walk at Samar. Important details.$18.00
Cooke, Elliott We Can Take It! and We Attack! Pike, 1993, wraps, 10 maps, illus by Don Dickson, 41p. fine. This is without a doubt one of the finest 1st hand accounts of WWI I have ever read. The author was originally in the 18th Company and then promoted to skipper of the 55th Co. by "Fritz" Wise.$18.00
Culp, John W. With the U.S. Marines at Paris Island Training Station. NY(Pike), 1918(1994), color wraps, 98 fotos, 54p. An exact facsimile of the original Boot Camp souvenir when men were men. Great pictures. $25.00
Curtis, Thomas History of the Sixth Machine Gun Battalion, 4th Brigade, U.S. Marines, Second Division etc. Pike, 1993, wraps, 8 maps, index, 124p. details (casualty lists, rosters, before & after etc.). Replica reprint of RARE unit history, with all the maps. These were the fellows who saved many a battle with their courage and accuracy. $25.00
Donaldson, G.H. Seventy-eighth Company, Sixth Marines. Neuwid(Pike), 1919(1994), wraps, fotos, 24p. fine. The company in which both Pruitt & Kelly each won the MoH at Blanc Mont, with their fotos. $17.00
Emmons, Roger M. First Marine Aviation Force, 1917-1918. Pike, 1994, wraps, 37p. fine. This includes, among many other things, the Raid on Thielt. Only known publication about Marine flyers in WWI. $15.00
Field, H.B. Over the Top with the 18th Co. 5th Regt. U.S. Marines, a History. Pike, 1999, perfect bound, wraps, 10 photos, 43p. The first time, to my knowledge, that this extremely rare unit history has been re-printed. Nice replica edition. $18.00
Giusti, E.H. Mobilization of the Marine Corps Reserve in the Korean Conflict, 1950-1951. Hdqs, 1967, wraps, chrts & tbls, apndcs, 86p. Reprint of scarce USMC official publication original. Mucho details. $14.00
Historical Branch Blanc Mont (Meuse-Argonne-Champagne). Monograph No.9. Wash.(Pike), 1922 (1993), wraps, fldg map, 45p. Replica of the U.S. Army Historical section official report. $19.00
Macgillivray, G. A History of the 80th Company, Sixth Marines. Pike, 1992, wraps, 13p. This is taken directly from the original publication of 1919(?). Much has been added to this brief but important history. $10.00
Print Happiness is a Warm Gun.. Lee Marvin look-a-like with a Lewis Gun. Character wears a MoH in 1900. $5.00ppd
Print Knight in full armor saying.. If your 782 gear doesn't look like this don't talk to me about the old Corps. both of the above are frameable. $5.00ppd
Sterret, Major Thomas G. The Marines' Bulletin. Volume 1, Number 1. November 1918, Published monthly in the interests of the U.S. Marine Corps. NY (Pike), 1918 (1994), wraps, prof. illus., many stories, articles etc., 40p. Reprint. This was the very first issue, but it was not the last. $20.00
Stott, Maj F. Saipan Under Fire. Andvr, 1945 (reprint 1983), wraps, maps, 28p. Very rare booklet. Stott allowed me to reprint this. Very few copies are left. He EO of 1/24, Navy Cross. $7.00
USMC List of Officers of the U.S. Marine Corps, September 1918. np,1918, wraps, 26p. Arranged according to rank. It is a replica of the original. $9.00
USMC History of the Fifth Regiment Marines. (May 1917-December 31, 1918). Np. (Pike), nd. c.1919 (1994), wraps, 34p. One of the very few histories of its kind about that great regiment of Marines in France. $15.00
USMC Regimental Regulations, Fourth Marines, Shanghai, China, 1939. Foster, 1980, wraps, 34p. Reprint of genuine regulations composed by bureaucrats . Impossible rules. Fun to read. $15.00
USMC Report of the Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, 1902. Foster, 1981, wraps, 51p. Replica of original. Includes the Samar story among many other things. A VERY Important year, full of important & interesting details. $15.00
USMC Second Division, Memorial Day, June 2nd 1919. 75th Company, 6th Regiment U.S. Marines. Honningen (Pike), Germany, 1919 (1994), wraps, 7pgs. Includes a Chronology, Muster Roll and Roll of Honor. $6.00
USMC Seventy-fourth Company, 6th Regiment, Second Division, A.E.F., A.A.O. Np. (Pike), nd. c.1919 (1994), wraps, 17p. fine. $12.00
Vandoren, L. A brief history of the Second Battalion, Sixth Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps, during the period June 1st to August 10th, 1918. Np. (Pike), nd. (1994), wraps, 13p. It was written by the battalion adjutant. It gives good detailed description of the slaughter of the 6th Marines at Soissons. $8.00
Most of these titles are still available in limited numbers. PLEASE CHECK WITH ME BEFORE SENDING MONEY JUST IN CASE.
All books listed are in brand new condition. They are all unusually rare or at least extremely scarce. Most likely they will not be found anywhere, especially for purchase. Some of the above titles will be "Perfect Bound" giving them an added level of quality. Prices on all items are subject to change. Please no screaming. It isn't under my control. The printings on all are VERY LIMITED. No more than a dozen or so for each title. Other than the postpaid listing up front, please add $2.00 postage for one book or $4.00 total for multiple books. Check or money order is fine. Sorry, no plastic. For further details you might try calling, please between normal hours, 603-989-5697 or e-mail email@example.com anytime. If you have email, please send the address along. It is faster and easier.
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