Great Space Battles by Stewart Cowley & Charles Herridge soon to be presented for sale on the fabulous BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: Secaucus: Chartwell Books, 1979, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Colour drawings; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;
From the cover: Our freedom to travel without hindrance among the stars has been won by the determination of those prepared to face the many obstacles. Mans evolutionary progress has been marked by his battles against his surroundings and his own wayward nature. The conquest of space has proved no exception.
Great Space Battles records in detail the many and various struggles for survival which have taken place in the darkness surrounding the homeworlds of the Terran Federation. The greatest and most awesome of these were the Laguna Wars, a titanic confrontation between two powerful and aggressive races whose very existence was at stake. This book charts the course of the war: the assault against Laguna 9, the fierce counterattack, the desperate defence of Earth against the great city-ships and the final, unexpected victory.
But military supremacy was not the only objective for which men fought and died. The struggle of colonists against the hostile environments of distant worlds is also vividly recreated here, as are the battles of the forces of law against its transgressors, the Great Rebellion when Earthman fought Earthman for control of the Federation itself, and the fight to destroy the grim pirates of Capella.
These and other adventures described in Great Space Battles chart the stormy progress of the Federation as its influence extended deeper into the Galaxy, and serve as epitaphs for the men who paved the way to the stars.
In the Terran Trade Authority Handbook series.
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper sunned at the spine and onto the margins of the panels. A little light spotting to the endpapers and blanks. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 96 pages. 12″ x 9¼”.
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