Purchasing Bob Swanson's Domestic U. S. Military Facilities, 2nd Edition First World War Book

First World War Domestic Facility Book Cover (2nd Edition)

Purchasing Options for: Domestic U. S. Military Facilities of the First World War, 2nd Edition (A Postal History)

NOTE: This Book is in BETA release: it is only available for download in electronic formats!

Buyers of the current BETA version of this book will receive free access to the final 2nd Edition, when it is officially published. In addition, they will immediately receive a bonus file: a checklist of facilities for which no postal history has yet been recorded. Again, NOTE: Purchasers of any electronic form of the 2nd Edition book will automatically receive this PDF checklist file. Purchasers may print out one copy of this PDF file (47 pages) for their personal use.

The Second Edition has many new and corrected entries, made since the original edition was published in the year 2000. There will be some incomplete and rough spots in this BETA edition, but feedback is always welcome.

Electronic Formats

Since this book was directly created as an electronic book, there are a number of formats available for your purchase. The "ebook" market has not settled down yet, so you have several choices.

Note that if you purchase the "printable PDF" electronic version, you may print a single paper copy of this more than 550-page book for your personal use. (Do not try to take the released PDF file to a "local instant-print" as they will not print a copyrighted book, if you are not the author.) Due to the large size, it is suggested that collectors only print out states or sections that are of current interest.

Because many illustrations in this book edition are in full color, you may want to print out some pages on a color printer. However, as most computer owners know, printing in color is quite costly, so your decision to create color pages from the Printable PDF depends on your equipment and budget.

PDF (Portable Document Format) Book

This electronic file will be made available to you by email, which will contain a link that you can reference for direct download of the book. NOTE that there are two types of PDF files available: (1) Printable, and (2) Fully Interactive.

BEFORE purchasing the book in this format, please fully read: this page describing how to read PDF files on a variety of computers, phones, and tablets.

Printable PDF (no links. Size is about 38 megabytes.) US $ 4.99



Interactive PDF (not for printing, as there are no page numbers. Size is about 41 megabytes.) US $4.99



PDF File (47 pages) Containing a Checklist of Facilities for Which No Postal History has been Recorded (as a separate purchase only, this file is INCLUDED with any electronic book purchase) US $4.99



Kindle Format (AZW3) Direct Download

This electronic file will be made available to you by email, which will contain a link that you can reference for direct download of the book. Since this download is not direct from Amazon, its use will require some work on your part to install. The file you receive can be read directly on the Kindle (tm) product, or can be read on many devices using the Kindle program or application. The downloaded file is about 67 megabytes in size.

BEFORE purchasing the book in this format, please fully read: this page describing how to handle AZW3 (or MOBI) files on a variety of computers, phones, and tablets. US $4.99



EPUB E-Book Direct Download

This electronic file will be made available to you by email, which will contain a link that you can reference for direct download of the book. The EPUB format is readable on a wide variety of devices, such as the Nook -- in fact most devices EXCEPT the Kindle. The file is about 29 megabytes in size.

BEFORE purchasing the book in this format, please fully read: this page describing how to handle EPUB files on a variety of computers, phones, and tablets. US $4.99



Website-in-a-Box Stand-Alone Book File

This electronic version of the book does not require any special reader device or software. It works with any web browser on any device. The file is about 54 megabytes in size. To unpack and read the file, please fully read: this page describing how to handle ZIP files containing my book on a variety of computers, phones, and tablets. US $4.99



All Electronic Formats Bundle

When you order this package, you receive links to all of the above-described formats. Regarding the different data formats, see the individual file descriptions above. US $9.99



About Domestic United States Military Facilities of the First World War 1917-1919, 2nd Edition

This book represents three decades of work, and was first published in 2000. The book I'm offering here is a BETA version of a 2nd Edition of the original book. Many new and corrected entries have been added to the book, as well as many full color illustrations that were not possible in the original edition. Note that buyers of this BETA version will receive the final 2nd Edition as a free download, when it is published. In addition, they will immediately receive a bonus file: a checklist of facilities for which no postal history has yet been recorded. Again, NOTE: Purchasers of any electronic form of the 2nd Edition book will automatically receive this PDF checklist file. Purchasers may print out one copy of this PDF file (47 pages) for their personal use.

In this book, I've attempted to list every place in the United States and Territories where soldiers, sailors, or marines might have been stationed during the First World War. The reason for such a list is to provide source locations and checklists for postal history (letters and cards) from these military men. The book lists all fixed, land-based United States military camps and facilities that operated during the War period. There has long been a need for such a listing, as it was not known where military mail could have originated within the US.

The descriptions at the start of this web page contain links that allow you to purchase an electronic copy of this book.

You can contact me at the e-mail address:

bobswansongioo7ujijwwes34ckjckj5@gmailw3898gjhkjwkj4kj35kj.com0pokjkj2slkj456lkj2

Why a Checklist?

As collectors, we are often interested in finding items that were previously unknown or undescribed. Some collectors also want to achieve completeness. The index in the main book for "No Postal History" facilities is organized by name, with links (or page references) to the main body of the book. Thus, that index would be difficult to use, when a collector is checking postal history items. The separate checklist is organized for quick lookup, being in alphabetic order by state and city. The checklist file can be purchased separately (PDF file, 47 pages), but will be INCLUDED with any order of an electronic book copy.

Thanks

This book purchasing system was devised by Amit Agarwal whose "Digital Inspiration" website offers many great ideas for full use of the Internet.

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