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JUNO:  CANADIANS AT D-DAY, JUNE 6, 1944., Barris, Ted.  Foreword by John Keegan.
1 Barris, Ted. Foreword by John Keegan. JUNO: CANADIANS AT D-DAY, JUNE 6, 1944.
Thomas Allen, Toronto, 2004. 
311 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0887621333 Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "On June 6, 1944, nearly 15,000 Canadians - at sea, in the air, and on the ground - joined the long-anticipated D-Day inva sion of Nazi-occupied Europe on the Normandy beaches. The piece of ground on which the Canadian fought so hard against heavily armed and entrenched German troops was code-named 'Juno'. On that day, the Canadians fought their way farther inland t h a n any other Allied troops. For Canada, this was an extraordinary moment of bravery, sacrifice, and coming of age in the nation's history....(This book) tells the story of Juno in the voices of the men who were there - young farmers from Manit ob a an d Saskatchewan, fresh-faced high-school graduates from Ontario, workers from mines and factories in the Maritimes, and eager recruits from Quebec and Newfoundland....In what might be described as 'Canada's longest day', we join the action ho ur by ho ur, minute by minute. We take to the skies with the airmen who flew fighters and bombers over the beaches. We ply the Channel with the sailors who swept the waters of German mines and navigated landing craft to the French coast line . We go in wit h troops who leapt off those craft into waters bristling with booby-trapped obstacles and raked by machinegun fire to establish a foothold on Juno Beach. Ted Barris has interviewed hundreds of veterans to piece together one of Canada's pro udes t day s , and one of the most significant battles of our time." Minor wrinkle at top of spine; place, date and initials on one preliminary page. Dust jacket has minor wrinkle at top of spine. Very Good+/Near Fine 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE WARS OF THE ANCIENT GREEKS AND THEIR INVENTION OF WESTERN MILITARY CULTURE., Hanson, Victor Davis.  General editor, John Keegan.
2 Hanson, Victor Davis. General editor, John Keegan. THE WARS OF THE ANCIENT GREEKS AND THEIR INVENTION OF WESTERN MILITARY CULTURE.
Cassell, London, 1999, first edition. 
224 pp, small 4to (10 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 155278102X Profusely illustration in colour and b&w with photograph, reproductions, maps/battle plans. "This brilliant account, full of unique insights into the warfare of Ancient Gre ece, covers a millenium of war: from the development of the Greek city-state, to the Persian Wars; from the Peloponnesian War of the late fifth century BC, to the military revolution of the fourth century BC and the end of the citizen militia u n d e r Philip, to the rise of Alexander the Great and the Hellenization of the western world. Throughout, (the author) places the reader in the thick of the battle - transforming the distant figures of survey and atlas to real people who killed a nd d ie d. With wonderfully descriptive illustrations of battle scenes and explanatory maps, this study brings a much needed reality to military scholarship. (He) brings vividly to life the reality of hoplite fighting and the gruelling challe nge of a cul tur e in which battle was an expected and regular part of life. A man's contribution on the battlefield was tremendously important: for his own epitaph Aeschylus wrote of having fought at Marathon, but made no mention at all of havi ng w ritt en the monu me ntal triology, th 'Oresteia'. The list of notable Greeks at war contains name after famous name - philosophers, playwrights, poets, historians - all of whom, at one time or other, had killed in hand-to-hand fighting. Sopho cles, Socr ate s, D emost hen es - each fought in battle armed only with spear and shield. War formed the backdrop of centuries of Greek civilization. The unique practice of Ancient Greek warfare explains how the rise of western civilization and many o f its inst ituti ons we re o riginally an integral part of the conduct of war." Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE WESTERN WAY OF WAR: INFANTRY BATTLE IN CLASSICAL GREECE., Hanson, Victor Davis.  Introduction by John Keegan.
3 Hanson, Victor Davis. Introduction by John Keegan. THE WESTERN WAY OF WAR: INFANTRY BATTLE IN CLASSICAL GREECE.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1989, first edition. 
244 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0394571886 "(This book) draws from an extraordinary range of sources - Greek poetry, drama, and vase painting, as well as historical records - to fashion a dramatic narrative of what actually took place on the battlefield. It is the first study to explore the actual mechanics of classical Greek battle from the vantage point of the infantryman - the brutal spear-thrusting and shield-pushing in the phalanx, the difficulty of fighting i n bronze armor, the mass panic and hysteria. Hanson discusses all facets of this terrifying, murderous business: the physical condition and age of the men and their commanders, their weapons, their capabilities, their spirit and morale, their l i ke ly wounds. His analysis also covers the social and political aspects of the soldier's experience, and he makes clear how profoundly the simple, brief, and brutal misery of infantry battle defined a man's entire relationship with his family, h is co mmu n ity, his country." Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, one tiny closed tear, slight fading to spine color. Near Fine/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
4 Keegan, John. BATTLE AT SEA: FROM MAN-OF-WAR TO SUBMARINE.
Pimlico, London, 1993. 
292 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. B&w plates, maps/battle plans. ISBN 0712659919 "In 'Battle at Sea (previously 'The Price of Admiralty') John Keegan applies to maritime warfare the technique that he put to such brilliant effect in his classic of war on land, 'The Face of Battle'. He concentrates on four key conflicts: Trafalgar, Jutland, Midway and the Battle of the Atlantic. He takes us into the very heart of the fighting while providing a remarkable panoramic view of naval warfare th rough the centuries." Interior - minor browning in margins of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light browning to edges of text block. Very Good+ 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
5 Keegan, John. THE FIRST WORLD WAR.
Toronto Key Porter 1998 1552630331 / 9781552630334 First Canadian Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Signed by Author
475 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Signed by John Keegan on title page, under printed name. Map endpapers, b&w photographs. "Probing the mystery of how a civilization at the height of its achievement could have propelled itself into such a ruinous conflict, Keegan takes us behind the scenes of the negotiations among Europe's crowned heads (all of them related to one another by blood) and ministers, and their doomed efforts to defuse the crisis. He reveals how, by an astonishing failure of diplomacy and communication, a bilateral dispute grew to engulf an entire continent. But the heart of Keegan's superb narrative is, of course, his analysis of the military conflict. With unequalled authority and insight, he re-creates the nightmarish engagements whose names have become legend - Verdun, the Somme and Gallipoli among them - and sheds new light on the strategies and tactics employed, particularly the contributions of geography and technology. No less central to Keegan's account is the human aspect. He acquaints us with the thoughts of the intriguing personalities who oversaw the tragically unnecessary catastrophe - from heads of state like Russia's hapless tsar, Nicholas II, to renowned warmakers such as Haig, Hindenburg and Joffre. But Keegan reserves his most affecting personal sympathy for those whose individual efforts history has not recorded - 'the anonymous millions, indistinguishably drab, undifferentially deprived of any scrap of the glories that by tradition have made the life of the man-at-arms tolerable'. By the end of the war, three great empires - the Austro-Hungarian, the Russian and the Ottoman - had collapsed. But as Keegan shows, the devastation extended over the entirety of Europe, and still profoundly informs the politics and culture of the continent today. His brilliant, panoramic account of this vast and terrible conflict is destined to take its place among the classics of world history." Tiny light stain at bottom of rear endpapers, tiny shallow dent on top of text block near spine, minor rubbing, wrinkling to bottom of spine, very light wrinkling to top of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, soft crease down spine, very light browning to top edge. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
WARPATHS:  TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA., Keegan, John.
6 Keegan, John. WARPATHS: TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA.
Toronto Key Porter 1995 1550136216 / 9781550136210 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
370 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Begins with the establishment of New France on the St. Lawrence River and the Fench conflicts with the Indians and British of the Atlantic colonies - the latter ending with the English defeat at Yorktown." It then moves on through the Civil War, battles with native Americans and the story of U.S. and Canadian forces in WWII. Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, small dint at bottom edge of rear board, minor edge wear. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light edge wrinkling, very small chip at top of spine, small dint at bottom edge of rear panel, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WARPATHS:  TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA., Keegan, John.
7 Keegan, John. WARPATHS: TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA.
Toronto Key Porter 1995 1550136216 / 9781550136210 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
370 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Begins with the establishment of New France on the St. Lawrence River and the Fench conflicts with the Indians and British of the Atlantic colonies - the latter ending with the English defeat at Yorktown." It then moves on through the Civil War, battles with native Americans and the story of U.S. and Canadian forces in WWII. Minor wrinkle at top of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
8 Keegan, John. WARPATHS: FIELDS OF BATTLE IN CANADA AND AMERICA.
Vintage, Toronto, 1996. 
348 pp, 7 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 0676970044 B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "Military history and geography explain each other in North America as nowhere else in the world. Award-winning historian John Keegan explores their relationshi p and examines the battles fought over three centuries between Frenchman and Indian, Royalist and colonist, Union and Confederacy." Interior - minor browning to pages, otherwsie clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor b r o w n ing to edges of text block, very minor rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 


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