Welcome to Walnut Valley Books!
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On Monday September 9, 2019 Walnut Valley Books had its opening at 228 West 19th Street in Winfield, KS. At present we stock about 3,000+ books in the store and are adding more every day. Our online listings of rare, and collectable books continues under the name of Books by White on AbeBooks and Walnut Valley Books on Biblio where we have over 4,000 books listed. Historically I have specialized in military and history but with the collections we recently purchased we have a large stock of books on religion, gardening, psychology/self-improvement, U.S. Presidents, reference books, literature, and language arts. We are open from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Stop in when you are in Winfield and browse our shelves.
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World War I
World War II
Explorers/ Archaeology/ Anthropology
Military Administration & Doctrine
The Old West/ Outlaws
Unintended Consequences: A Novel by John Ross
Accurate Press, St. Louis, MO. 2010. Softcover/Trade Wraps. Stated First Softcover Printing/First Printing by Line Number. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Book Condition: Near Fine; small bumping to tips; small marks to textblock fore edge. Pictorial card stock wraps. Wraps are not bent or folded; spine is not creased or split; text is secure in binding. 862 pp 8vo. This book is a novel whose central theme is the unintended consequences of seemingly beneficent actions and policies namely the catastrophic consequences of massive government regulation.The effect of thousands of such regulations, and the ways in which they confer almost unlimited power on the regulators, is described in a series of seemingly unrelated, yet closely connected, incidents in the novel. The reader is repelled by the account of a mindless bureaucracy with power to ruin careers and imprison innocent victims almost without limit. Like the characters in the book, he will find his anger rising and want to take action. A must read for anyone who wants to learn in detail how a free economy deteriorates. A clean very presentable copy.
- Softcover/Trade Wrap
Near Fine/ No DJ
Accurate Press, St. Louis, MO. 2010
The Pineapple Air Force; Pearl Harbor to Tokyo
John W. Lambert
Phalanx Publishing Company, St. Paul, MN. 1990. Hardcover. First Edition. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Book Condition: Very Good: light bumping to head, tail, and tips; small moisture spot (3″ x 1″) and page waviness on the first 16 pages at the upper spine; no stuck pages or bleeding print. No DJ. Blue buckram boards and spine with black and yellow lettering on the spine and front board; aircraft pictures on boards. 214 pp 8vo. This is the comprehensive chronicle of the pursuit units of the old Hawaiian Air Force and their evolution as the Seventh Fighter Command through the long Pacific air war. Operating from Hawaii, these aviators pioneered night fighting and long range fighter operations; flew their land based fighters off Navy carriers six times and when required fought like infantry. Most fought the war from Pearl Harbor to the Japanese mainland. A clean very presentable copy. Due to size/weight, no international shipping.
Very Good /No DJ as issued
Phalanx Publishing Company, St. Paul, MN. 1990
Doug Welsh's Texas Garden Almanac (Month-by-Month Guide)
Doug Welsh (AUTHOR SIGNED)
Texas A&M University Press, College Station, TX. 2007. Softcover/Trade Wraps. Inscribed by the author on the half title page. Book is tight, square, and unmarked but for F/O blindstamp on the FFFP. Book Condition: Very Good +; light rubbing to front panel; superficial scratches on rear panel. No DJ. Pictorial card stock wraps. Wraps are not bent or folded; spine is not creased or split; text is secure in binding. French folds. 492 pp 4to. Think of this book as a giant monthly calendar for the entire state of Texas- a practical, information packed, mon-to-month guide for gardeners and “yardeners”. This book provides everything you need to know about flowers and garden design; trees, shrubs, and vines; lawns; vegetable, herb, and fruit gardening; and soil, mulch, water, pests, and plant care to create beautiful, productive, healthy gardens and have fun doing it. A clean very presentable copy.
- First Edition
- Softcover/Trade Wraps
Very Good / No DJ
Texas A&M University Press, College Station, TX. 2007.
Landon of Kansas (Signed by Alf Landon)
Donald R. McCoy
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE. 1966. Hardcover. First Edition. Signed by Alf Landon on the title page. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Book Condition: VG+; light foxing and soiling to textblock top; light soiling to boards. DJ: Good; NOT price clipped; closed tears on front and rubbing to jacket front and spine. Yellow cloth boards and spine with brown lettering on the spine. 607 pp 8vo. This is the first full-length scholarly study of the 1936 Republican Candidate and Governor from Kansas, Alfred Mossman Landon. The book covers his life and political career and is essential reading for anyone wanting to know more about the New Deal and World War II periods of American history. A clean and very presentable copy in a Brodart mylar jacket.
- First Edition
Very Good / Good DJ
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE. 1966