Sure to become one of your favorites, this engaging volume describes the history of nearly fifty famous fortifications, from the heights of Quebec to the western frontier. Lavishly illustrated with seventy-one photographs and illustrations, this book devotes an entire chapter to each fort's unique history, including construction, important ...
Sure to become one of your favorites, this engaging volume describes the history of nearly fifty famous fortifications, from the heights of Quebec to the western frontier. Lavishly illustrated with seventy-one photographs and illustrations, this book devotes an entire chapter to each fort's unique history, including construction, important military events, famous commanders and battle strategies. Many forts changed possession several times. Here we learn what finally became of them, whether they were completely destroyed in battle, slowly decayed by the elements, reconstructed by enthusiasts or preserved for posterity by historians. If you enjoy visiting historic sites, take this book with you. From Fort Independence in Boston Harbor to Fort Vancouver at the mouth of the Columbia River; and from Ticonderoga to the Alamo, these bastions are the silent sentinels of our past.
Fine. 0788408348 Heritage trade paperback, 1998, clean/tight, gift inscription on title page otherwise unmarked, only slight wear (like new)...Bubble-wrapped and mailed in a Box w/delivery confirmation.
Photos. Very Good- No Jacket. Ex-Library. 8vo-Over 8"-9" Tall. xiv, 309 pp, orange SC wraps w/red illustrated front cover w/black lettering on the front, rear covers & spine. The book describes the history of fifty famous fortifications from the heights fo FQuebec to the western frontier. The book was originally printed in 1915. It contains seventy-one photographs and illustrations. It devotes a chapter to each fort's history, including construction, important military events, famous commanders and battle strategies. The book has been laminated with clear plastic, it has library bar code on front cover and library label on the spine beneath the laminate. Withdrawn is stamped on the title page and 4-08 also, along w/library stamp on bottom of the page.
Good. And ex-library copy with markings on the cover and endpaper and title page. Sold as a good reference copy of this original edition. Octavo, 9 1/2" tall, xv + 309 pages + plates, gilt tiles on maroon cloth. A good reading copy overall of this original edition, interior actually very good, but cover shelf worn, back strip over spine and fore-corner edges have been cloth taped; hinges are broken and internal binding shaken and loosening from crash cloth but interior binding is still secure unto itself, and paper clean and only lightly yellowed.
71 photo illustrations. Gilt bright on cover. Spine darkened. Overall soil but nice. Deckled edge. Some pages uncut. OP. Index. Wonderful photographs. Edges shelfworn. Bent corners. No dust jacket. 309 pages. Dark red cloth.
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