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1 Corrigan, Gordon. MUD, BLOOD AND POPPYCOCK: BRITAIN AND THE FIRST WORLD WAR.
London Cassell 2003 0304359556 / 9780304359554 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
431 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w maps, photographs, diagrams. "The First World War was a unique experience for the United Kingdom: the only time Britain fielded a mass army that opposed the main enemy in the primary theatre of war. One consequence of this 'continental commitment' was that Britain suffered many more casualties in 1914-18 than in the Second World War, a factor that has coloured post-1945 attitudes to 'the Great War'. Yet, as Gordon Corrigan reveals, the First World War was neither unnecessary nor badly conducted - two claims made with such frequency in the 1960s that they became the new orthodoxy. The British Army did make mistakes during the First World War, but most were honest errors made by men as well trained and as well prepared as they could be, given the unprecedented expansion of the pre-1914 army into a force of over three million men and women. (He has) come to the conclusion that Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig, far from being the 'butcher and bungler' of popular belief, was the man who took a tiny British army and expanded it, trained it and prepared it, until it was the only Allied army capable of defeating the Germans militarily in 1918." Very slight cigarette odor, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
FRENCH CANADA AND THE ST. LAWRENCE: HISTORIC, PICTURESQUE AND DESCRIPTIVE., Hopkins, J. Castell.  Introduction by Cameron Nish.
2 Hopkins, J. Castell. Introduction by Cameron Nish. FRENCH CANADA AND THE ST. LAWRENCE: HISTORIC, PICTURESQUE AND DESCRIPTIVE.
Toronto Coles 1974 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
431 pp, 8 5/8" H. Burgundy cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine and front board - one of the Coles Canadian Collection.B&w illustrations. A facsimile of the edition published by John Winston Co., Philadelphia, 1913 - with a new introduction for the Coles Canadiana Collection. "After establishing the physical setting of French Canada and its natural splendor, Hopkins examines and describes the types - religious, social, psychological - who were responsible for the creation of French Canada, and French Canadian society. As themes, Hopkins emphsizes the discoverers Cartier and Champlain, the explorers - fur traders Lasalle, and LaVerendrye, the roles of the Church, the martyrs, the early government administrators. Hopkins' views and sentiments reflected the philosophies of many of his contemporaries, including John A. Macdonald, Wilfrid Laurier and Sir Thomas Chapais. Despite the strong and steady current of Imperial sentiment prevailing, an incipient Canadian nationalism was emerging, fostered by the creation of national heroes, villains and saints." Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wrinkling/rubbing at bottom of rear hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
TWENTY-ONE SQUADRONS.  THE HISTORY OF THE ROYAL AUXILIARY AIR FORCE:  1925-1957., Hunt, Leslie.  Foreword by Air Chief Marshal Sir Christopher Foxley-Norris.
3 Hunt, Leslie. Foreword by Air Chief Marshal Sir Christopher Foxley-Norris. TWENTY-ONE SQUADRONS. THE HISTORY OF THE ROYAL AUXILIARY AIR FORCE: 1925-1957.
Somerton, Somerset Crecy 1992 0947554262 / 9780947554262 Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
431 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "On 16th October 1939, the first enemy aircraft to be shot down over Britain in World War II fell to the Spitfires of 602 (City of Glasgow) and 603 (City of Edin-burgh) Auxiliary Squadrons. (This) is the first history of the pre-war Auxiliary Air Force and Special Reserve and the post-war Royal Auxiliary Air Force Squadrons, and it sets out the full story of the magnificent contributions by the 'weekend' squadrons in all operational commands of the RAF and in most theatres of war, from Europe to Burma. The off-duty histories of these unique squadrons are not forgotten either - for they have a special place also in the memories of these volunteer flyers." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
TWENTY-ONE SQUADRONS.  THE HISTORY OF THE ROYAL AUXILIARY AIR FORCE:  1925-1957., Hunt, Leslie.  Foreword by Air Chief Marshal Sir Christopher Foxley-Norris.
4 Hunt, Leslie. Foreword by Air Chief Marshal Sir Christopher Foxley-Norris. TWENTY-ONE SQUADRONS. THE HISTORY OF THE ROYAL AUXILIARY AIR FORCE: 1925-1957.
Somerton, Somerset Crecy 1992 0947554262 / 9780947554262 Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
431 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "On 16th October 1939, the first enemy aircraft to be shot down over Britain in World War II fell to the Spitfires of 602 (City of Glasgow) and 603 (City of Edin-burgh) Auxiliary Squadrons. (This) is the first history of the pre-war Auxiliary Air Force and Special Reserve and the post-war Royal Auxiliary Air Force Squadrons, and it sets out the full story of the magnificent contributions by the 'weekend' squadrons in all operational commands of the RAF and in most theatres of war, from Europe to Burma. The off-duty histories of these unique squadrons are not forgotten either - for they have a special place also in the memories of these volunteer flyers." Tiny light soiling mark on top of text block. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MOSSFLOWER.  A PREQUEL TO REDWALL., Jacques, Brian.  Illustrated by Gary Chalk.
5 Jacques, Brian. Illustrated by Gary Chalk. MOSSFLOWER. A PREQUEL TO REDWALL.
Philomel, New York, 1988, 18th printing, book club edition. 
431 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0399215492 B&w double page map, illustrations. "When the clever and greedy wildcat Tsarmina becomes Queen of a Thousand Eyes and ruler of all Mossflower Woods, she is determined to gov ern the peaceful woodlanders with an iron claw, bringing every otter and hedgehog, every mouse and squirrel to its whimpering knees. But then the brave mouse Martin and quick-talking mousethief Gnoff meet in the depths of Kotir Castle. Wi t h t h e a i d of all the woodlanders, the two escape from Kotir's dank dungeon and resolve to end Tsarmina's tyrannical rule. Joined by Dinny the mole, Martin and Gonff set off on a dangerous quest for Salamandastron, mountain of dragons, where t he y a re c o nv in ced that their only hope, Boar the Fighter, still lives....Containing passages alive with high drama, resonant language and humor, and an unforgettable cast of characters, 'Mossflower', the prequel to the award-winning 'Redw all ', is tr uly a bo ok for all ages and all times." Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. Very Good+/Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MY 56 MONTHS IN THE R.C.A.F.:  A DIARY, JULY 1, 1941 TO FEBRUARY 20, 1946., Keen, George F., F/Lt., D.F.C.
6 Keen, George F., F/Lt., D.F.C. MY 56 MONTHS IN THE R.C.A.F.: A DIARY, JULY 1, 1941 TO FEBRUARY 20, 1946.
Langton, ON George F. Keen 2003 0973358009 / 9780973358001 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine Signed by Author
115 pp, 4to (11" H). B&w photographs, reproductions. Signed by author on title page. Contents: Induction and Guard Duty; Initial Training School Number Five in Belleville; Training at No. 5 Air Observer School, Winnipeg; Number 7 Bombing and Gunnery School, Paulson, Manitoba; No. One Advanced Navigation School, Rivers, Manitoba; Embarkation Leave to Penrhos, Wales; No. 23 Operational Training Unit at Pershore; Operations With 426 Thunderbird Squadron; Operations With 420 Snowy Owl Squadron; Instructing at Long Marston; Training for My Second Tour; Operations With 431 Iroquois Squadron; 428 Ghost Squadron and The Trip Home; Epilogue. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slight twist to spine, otherwise clean and bright. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
MY 56 MONTHS IN THE R.C.A.F.:  A DIARY, JULY 1, 1941 TO FEBRUARY 20, 1946., Keen, George F., F/Lt., D.F.C.
7 Keen, George F., F/Lt., D.F.C. MY 56 MONTHS IN THE R.C.A.F.: A DIARY, JULY 1, 1941 TO FEBRUARY 20, 1946.
Langton, ON George F. Keen 2003 0973358009 / 9780973358001 First Edition Soft Cover Fine Signed by Author
115 pp, 4to (11" H). B&w photographs, reproductions. Signed by author on title page. Contents: Induction and Guard Duty; Initial Training School Number Five in Belleville; Training at No. 5 Air Observer School, Winnipeg; Number 7 Bombing and Gunnery School, Paulson, Manitoba; No. One Advanced Navigation School, Rivers, Manitoba; Embarkation Leave to Penrhos, Wales; No. 23 Operational Training Unit at Pershore; Operations With 426 Thunderbird Squadron; Operations With 420 Snowy Owl Squadron; Instructing at Long Marston; Training for My Second Tour; Operations With 431 Iroquois Squadron; 428 Ghost Squadron and The Trip Home; Epilogue. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
LANDSCAPE TURNED RED: THE BATTLE OF ANTIETAM., Sears, Stephen W.
8 Sears, Stephen W. LANDSCAPE TURNED RED: THE BATTLE OF ANTIETAM.
Book-of-the-Month Club, New York, 1994. 
431 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, b&w plates, maps/battle plans. "Of all the days on all the fields where American soldiers have fought, the most terrible was September 17, 1862. The Civil War battle wa ged on that date at Antietam Creek, Maryland, took a human toll never exceeded on any day in our nation's history. The battle at Antietam was pivotal to the course of the war, yet the complete story of this climactic and bitter struggle has n e v e r b een told. In (this book, the author) draws on a wealth of newly discovered diaries, dispatches, and letters to recreate the vivid drama of Antietam - and drama it is, pitting high-stakes military gambler Robert E. Lee against George B. M cC le ll an , t he general with every soldierly quality but one, the will to fight. Sears's subject is not just generals and their tactics, however, it is also the emotions and experiences of the men in the ranks, and their stories emerge here wit h p owe rfu l a ut hen ticity." A few areas of light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MARXISM-LENINISM ON WAR AND ARMY., Translated from the Russian by Donald Danemanis.
9 Translated from the Russian by Donald Danemanis. MARXISM-LENINISM ON WAR AND ARMY.
Moscow Progress 1972 First Printing Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
431 pp, 8 1/8" H. Light gray cloth with red & black lettering on spine and front board. Chapter headings: Introduction; War as a Socio-Political Phenomenon; The Social Character and Types of Wars in the Contemporary Epoch; Wars in Defence of the Socialist Motherland; The Armed Forces of the Capitalist Countries. Specific Features of the Armies of the Young National States; The Armed Forces of the Socialist States; The Military Power of the State in Contemporary Conditions; Military Potential; The Marxist-Leninst Teaching on War and Methodological Problems of Soviet Military History; Conclusion; Chronology of Wars, Armed Uprisings and Military Conflicts (From the End of the 19th Century). Very small date stamp on front free endpaper and on title page, previous owner's name and notation on front free endpaper, bookstore price stamp on rear free endpaper, very light wrinkling at top of spine, a few tiny light soiling marks on boards, very light browning on spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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