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BEYOND THE MYTH:  THE STORY OF JOAN OF ARC., Brooks, Polly Schoyer.
1 Brooks, Polly Schoyer. BEYOND THE MYTH: THE STORY OF JOAN OF ARC.
New York J.B. Lippincott 1990 03973242257 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Signed by Author
176 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. Signed by author on half title page. "Inspired by her love for France, by her determination to see the rightful king rule, and especially by her private visions and voices, Joan (of Arc) overcame the doubts of everyone from her parents to the king himself. Within a year Joan led the French to a resounding victory at Orleans and made possible the coronation of Charles VII in the cathedral of Reims. But after her glorious triumph, conflicts in the French camp, bad advice, and perhaps Joan's own headstrong nature brought her to defeat and finally to imprisonment and trial for heresy and witchcraft. Burned as a witch by the English after what was largely a political trial, she was later cleared of heresy, and eventually canonized. She is now the most popular French heroine and saint. (The author) has sifted through the records of Joan's trial, examined the studies of major historians, and roamed the streets of Domremy to find out who Joan really was. Neither a cardboard saint nor - as few still think - a witch, Joan emerges as a lively, emotional, determined person who believed so strongly in her cause that she overcame every obstacle she faced. Here is a new Joan for a new generation ready to question old legends and to marvel again at her courage and faith." Part of a series of history books aimed at the teenage reader. Light wrinkling at top of spine, previous owner's signed bookplate on front pastedown. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, a few small light line indentations on front panel and on rear flap, slight fading to spine color. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WATERLOO:  BATTLE OF THREE ARMIES., Chalfont, Lord, editor.  (William Seymour, Jacques Champagne, Colonel E. Kaulbach.)
2 Chalfont, Lord, editor. (William Seymour, Jacques Champagne, Colonel E. Kaulbach.) WATERLOO: BATTLE OF THREE ARMIES.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1980, Ist American edition. 
239 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 394511190 123 illustrations - 15 in full color, 9 maps. "To read the account of Waterloo in the history books of England, France and Germany is to read of three utterly different battl es. Each nation has made its own glowing tapestry of martial glory and national heroes out ot this mighty encounter. Can there be a true story of the day when Napoleon, Wellington and Blucher - three of the masters of combat - met on a comp a c t b a t tlefield to decide the fate on an Empire, and when the course of nineteenth-century history was transformed? In this book, from dawn to nightfall on June 18, 1815, hour by hour, sometimes minute by minute, we follow each twist of the a ct io n i n tu rn from: The English point of view (by William Seymour)...The French point of view (by Jacques Champagne)...The German point of view (by Eberhard Kaulbach)...As the action unfolds, each country's writer gives his own view (plus the won der fu ll y imm edi ate voices of his countrymen who survived to write of their experience) of the day that called forth some of the most brilliant tactical maneuvering - and the bloodiest and fiercest fighting - in the history of warfare." Sli ght fadi ng to to p ed ge o f boards, small area of browning at top edge of free endpapers. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has areas of browning on inside surface, large corner crease on front flap, curling at top edge of flaps. Very Good/Ver y Go od- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
3 Davies, Lyn. A IS FOR OX: A SHORT HISTORY OF THE ALPHABET.
London Folio Society 2006 Second Printing Hard Cover Fine Lyn Davies. 
127 pp, 7 3/4" H. Bound in full maroon cloth blocked in a pattern in orange and gilt, gilt lettering & emblem on spine, burnt orange endpapers. Illustrated throught in black, white and orange with alphabets, maps, drawings, etc. Plain orange slipcase. Contents: Introduction: What is the alphabet?; How did writing begin?; The alphabet emerges; The alphabet spreads; Majuscules to miniscules; Key eras; The alphabet now; Bibliography; Acknowledgements; Index. Book is Fine. Slipcase has a small soiling mark on one side panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
IN HELL BEFORE DAYLIGHT: THE SIEGE AND STORMING OF THE FORTRESS OF BADAJOZ, 16 MARCH TO 6 APRIL 1812., Fletcher, Ian.
4 Fletcher, Ian. IN HELL BEFORE DAYLIGHT: THE SIEGE AND STORMING OF THE FORTRESS OF BADAJOZ, 16 MARCH TO 6 APRIL 1812.
Baton Press, Tunbridge Wells, 1984, first edition. 
135 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0859361551 B&w photographs, drawings, reproductions, plans. "....deals with the storming of Badajoz, an epic action of the Peninsular War, which involved Wellington's infantry in some of the most savage hand-to-hand fighting of the whole Peninsular period. At appalling cost, in a nightmare battle which lasted throughout the night of the 6th April 1812, they hacked their way over the bodies of their dead and through the forbiddin g medieval walls, which were held with great courage and skill by a brave French and German garrison. Having successfully stormed the breaches, the battle-crazed army went berserk and the horrors of the sacking which followed, as much as t h e s u b l i m e courage of the attackers, have passed into legend. This account, drawn wholly from the vivid descriptions of the officers and common soldiers who fought at Badajoz, is the first to be written exclusively about the siege, the st or mi ng , a nd t he s ho cking events which followed." Previous owners small stamp on front pastedown, faint erased pencil check marks on the two bibliography pages, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has ver y l igh t e dg e w rin kli ng, mi nor edge wear, minor rubbing. VG+/VG 
Price: 38.00 USD
 
 
5 Glover, Michael. WELLINGTON'S PENINSULAR VICTORIES: BUSACO - SALAMANCA - VITORIA - NIVELLE. BRITISH BATTLE SERIES.
London B. T. Batsford 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ 
192 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H). "In the course of the Peninsular War, Wellington became the most celebrated general in British history. When he landed in Lisbon in April 1809, however, there seemed little reason to suppose that the British could maintain their foothold in Portugal, still less to imagine that the French could be driven out of the Peninsula and across the Pyrenees. Since 1793 the British army had experienced a long succession of defeats and reverses. Before Wellington could take the field he had first to overhaul the entire organization of his forces. His allies' troops were ill-led, ill-trained and ill-equipped. His atttempts to co-operate with his Spanish colleagues were stultified by rivalry and distrust. Michael Glover has written a lucid narrative of the difficulties and set-backs of the five years' campaigning that brought the allies to Toulouse in April 1814. Against this background are full-scale accounts of the four battles - Busaco, Salamanca, Vitoria and the Nivelle - in which Wellington defeated his principal opponents of the War - Massena, Marmont, Jourdan and Soult. The officers and men who served in the Peninsula left behind them many absorbing and often moving eyewitness descriptions, and it is on these, no less than on his long acquaintance with the secondary sources of the history of the War, that (he) has based his study of the battles. The numerous illustrations, taken from the supreme period of military art, are themselves of outstanding interest and, with the six maps and plans in the text, complement a perceptive account of Wellington and his army." Light edge wear, previous owner's name stamp on front pastedown, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has browning to the spine and edges, light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, a few very small edge tears. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
SEAPOWER AND STRATEGY., Gray, Colin S. and Barnett, Roger W., editors.   (John Gooch, Wayne P. Hughes, Jr., Barry Strauss, Alvin H. Bernstein, Alberto Coll, Robin Ranger, Williamson Murray, Jeffrey G. Barlow, Colin S. Gray, Roger W. Barnett.)
6 Gray, Colin S. and Barnett, Roger W., editors. (John Gooch, Wayne P. Hughes, Jr., Barry Strauss, Alvin H. Bernstein, Alberto Coll, Robin Ranger, Williamson Murray, Jeffrey G. Barlow, Colin S. Gray, Roger W. Barnett.) SEAPOWER AND STRATEGY.
Annapolis, Maryland Naval Institute Press 1989 0870215795 / 9780870215797 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
396 pp, 9 1/4" H. Tables and maps. "Indivdual essays provide general theories of maritime strategy, histories of seapower in action from the Peloponnesian wars onward, and contemporary views of the strategic uses of navies in both the West and the East." Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Seapower and Landpower; Maritime Command: Mahan and Corbett; The Strategy-Tactics Relationship; Athens and Sparta; Maritime Strategy and the Punic Wars; England and Spain: 1567-1604; The Anglo-French Wars: 1689-1815; Naval Power in World War I; World War II: Allied and German Naval Strategies; World War II: U.S. and Japanese Naval Strategies; Seapower and Western Defense; Soviet Maritime Strategy; The Maritime Strategy of the U.S. Navy: Reading Excerpts; Maritime and Continental Strategies: An Important Question of Emphasis; Reflections; Index. Small bump at bottom corner of both boards. Dust jacket has one small edge tear archivally taped, rubbing to glossy surface, wrinkling at bottom of flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SEAPOWER AND STRATEGY., Gray, Colin S. and Barnett, Roger W., editors.   (John Gooch, Wayne P. Hughes, Jr., Barry Strauss, Alvin H. Bernstein, Alberto Coll, Robin Ranger, Williamson Murray, Jeffrey G. Barlow, Colin S. Gray, Roger W. Barnett.)
7 Gray, Colin S. and Barnett, Roger W., editors. (John Gooch, Wayne P. Hughes, Jr., Barry Strauss, Alvin H. Bernstein, Alberto Coll, Robin Ranger, Williamson Murray, Jeffrey G. Barlow, Colin S. Gray, Roger W. Barnett.) SEAPOWER AND STRATEGY.
Annapolis, Maryland Naval Institute Press 1989 0870215795 / 9780870215797 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
396 pp, 9 1/4" H. Tables and maps. "Indivdual essays provide general theories of maritime strategy, histories of seapower in action from the Peloponnesian wars onward, and contemporary views of the strategic uses of navies in both the West and the East." Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Seapower and Landpower; Maritime Command: Mahan and Corbett; The Strategy-Tactics Relationship; Athens and Sparta; Maritime Strategy and the Punic Wars; England and Spain: 1567-1604; The Anglo-French Wars: 1689-1815; Naval Power in World War I; World War II: Allied and German Naval Strategies; World War II: U.S. and Japanese Naval Strategies; Seapower and Western Defense; Soviet Maritime Strategy; The Maritime Strategy of the U.S. Navy: Reading Excerpts; Maritime and Continental Strategies: An Important Question of Emphasis; Reflections; Index. Minor soiling to top of textblock, small area of excess glue on bottom of textblock, minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, light to moderate rubbing to glossy surfaces - no color loss. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
PLASSEY 1757:  CLIVE OF INDIA'S FINEST HOUR.  OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES 35., Harrington, Peter.  General editor, David G. Chandler.
8 Harrington, Peter. General editor, David G. Chandler. PLASSEY 1757: CLIVE OF INDIA'S FINEST HOUR. OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES 35.
(Osprey, London, 1994). 
96 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, reproductions, maps, battle plans, uniform studies. "Set against a background of intrigue, oriental dissimulation and downright treachery, the story of Plassey has all the ingredients of fiction - Anglo-French rivalry for domination of trade in the vastly rich subcontinent; the 'atrocity' of the Black Hole of Calcutta; a fog-enshrouded march through the very middle of a Bengali army; and finally a battle won by will-power and nerve against enormous odds. Peter Harrington prefaces his colourful account with the story of the siege of Arcot, during which Clive won his spurs." "The Osprey Campaign Series presents concise, authoritative accounts of the great conflicts of history. Each volume begins with an assessment of each commander's campaign strategy, then recounts the progress of the fighting, blow-by-blow. More than 90 illustrations, including maps, charts and colour plates accompany the text, and a series of three-dimensional battle maps mark the critical stages of the campaign. Each volume concludes with a brief guide to the battlefield today, and detailed notes for wargamers." Interior - very faint cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor soiling on bottom of textblock, light yellowing to covers and edges of textblock, light waviness to top of textblock, flat uncreased spine. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ENGLISH IN INDIA:  A PROBLEM OF POLITICS., Marriott, John A.R., Sir.
9 Marriott, John A.R., Sir. THE ENGLISH IN INDIA: A PROBLEM OF POLITICS.
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1932. 
322 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H), hard cover (maroon cloth with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. Ex - mission school library. 4 maps in text, fold-out map at rear. Contents: Prologue; The Genesis of the Problem; West and East; The Anglo-French D uel; The East India Company (1600 to 1784); The English Company and the Indian States; Territorial Expansion (1785 to 1805); Territorial Expansion and Social Reform (1805 to 1835); The Problem of the Frontier; 'Making a People'; The Mutiny ; T h e I n d i a of the Queen; The Problem of Education; Constitutional Evolution (1858 to 1909); The Problem of Defence; The War and After; The Round Table Conference and After; Epilogue; Chronological Table; Select Bibliography; Index. Ex - mi ss i on s ch o ol l ib ra ry copy. Previous owner's bookplate and small presentation card on front pastedown - both have black ink check mark on them, previous owner's name/date on free front endpaper, very light browning and minor soiling to end pap er s, app rox . 3" x 5 " a rea of very light glue residue/soiling on rear pastedown, light wrinkling to edges of rear pastedown, light browning to edges of textblock - top of textblock darkened, light wear/wrinkling/fraying at top/bottom of spi ne, a f ew ligh t so il ing mar ks o n bo ards, boards are slightly bowed, light to moderate edge wear, two small white letters on spine. Good 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
THE WAR ON THE HOSPITAL SHIPS 1914-1918., McGreal, Stephen.
10 McGreal, Stephen. THE WAR ON THE HOSPITAL SHIPS 1914-1918.
Barnsley Pen & Sword 2008 1844158586 / 9781844158584 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
272 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "Wounded Allied personnel were invariably repatriated by hospital ships, which ran the gauntlet of mined waters and gambled on the humanity of the U-Boat commanders. For, contrary to the terms of the Geneva Convention, on occasions Germany had sunk the unarmed hospital ships under the pretence they carried reinforcement troops and ammunition. The press seized on these examples of 'Hun Barbarity', especially the drowning on non-combatant female nurses. The crises heighened following the German Government's 1 February 1917 introduction of unrestricted naval warfare. The white-painted Allied hospital ships became, in German eyes, legitimate targets for the U-Boats. As the war on the almost 100 strong fleet of hospital ships intensified the British threatened reprisals against Germany, in particular an Anglo-French bombing raid upon a German town. Undeterred the Germans stepped up their campaign sinking two hospital ships in swift succession. Seven hospital ships struck mines and a further eight were torpedoed. Faced with such a massacre of the innocents Britain decided her hospital ships, painted and brightly lit in accordance with the Geneva Convention, could no longer rely on this immunity. The vessels were repainted in drab colours, defensively armed and sailed as ambulance transports among protected convoys. Germany had successfully banished hospital ships from the high seas." Appendices: Roll of Honour; War Memorials and Cemeteries. Book is Near Fine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
11 Neillands, Robin. THE GREAT WAR GENERALS ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-18.
London Robinson 1999 1854879006 / 9781854879004 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
549 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps. "(C)hallenges the popular myth about the incompetence and callousness of the Great War generals and examines the events that took place on the Western Front through the eyes of these same officers to explain the circumstances that led them to plan and fight as they did. (Asks) the questions: Why was Britain so unprepared for a European war in 1914?; What role did the British politicians play?; What was the truth behind Anglo-French relations?; Can the Australians and Canadians really take credit for the great victories of the War?; Was the arrival of the American army really decisive?; Was any general really equipped with the knowledge and information to deal with the horrors of trench warfare?; How much of what we now believe about the Great War is true? This thoroughly researched and controversial book shatters many assumptions about the leadership of the Great War and the myth of the Great War generals. It must be read by anyone seeking the real story of the First World War." Tiny bump at corner of boards, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - tiny tear at top, very slight cigarette odor. Dust jacket has kight to moderate edge wrinkling, soft crease down spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
12 Newton, Lord. LORD LANSDOWNE: A BIOGRAPHY.
London Macmillan 1929 First Edition Hard Cover Good 
536 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). Dark blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold crest on front board. Top edge gilt. B&w plates. Chapter headings: Early Years; Governor-General of Canada, 1883-8; Viceroy of India, 1888-94; War Minister; The South African War, 1899-1902; The European Situation, 1900-1; The Anglo-Japanese Alliance, 1902; Persia, 1901-5; Anglo-German and Anglo-American Relations, 1902-3; Anglo-French and Anglo-Russian Relations, 1902-4; Tariff Reform, 1903; Turkey, 1903-5; Russia, 1904-5; Anglo-German Relations, 1904-5; In Opposition, 1906-9; The People's Budget; The Parliament Bill; Interregnum; The Opening Years of the Great War; The Peace Letter; Closing Years; Appendices: Lord Lansdowne and Ireland; A Personal Sketch, by Lord Ernest Hamilton. Faint erased penceil marks on free front endpaper, some light waviness to picture pages, one small corner bump with migration into adjacent pages, moderate browning to edges of text block, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, some small scattered areas of faint liquid marks on boards and spine. a few tiny dents on rear board. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
1940:  MYTH AND REALITY., Ponting, Clive.
13 Ponting, Clive. 1940: MYTH AND REALITY.
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1990, first edition. 
263 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0241126681 "(Ponting's) historical detective work uncovers, with devastating effect, the often disturbing facts which have been deliberately hidden until now. He reveals governmental b lunders and incompetence and the subsequent attempts at covering them up. This is the story of a bankrupt and virtually powerless Britain, its population low in morale and forced to suffer squalid makeshift conditions. Even the closely gua r d e d s e c ret of Britain's attempts at appeasement at a late stage, after Churchill had become Prime Minister, has been carefully reconstructed. On the edge of defeat, the country had to rely on the United States to enable it to continue in th e wa r. ( He ) do es not denigrate the heroism of individuals remembered for their bravery, but he gives a startling account of Dunkirk, of the British government's stormy relations with France, the RAF's role in the Battle of Britain and Churchill 's le ade r sh ip. We see the government on the brink of forcing Ulster into a united Ireland, and the use of an actor to impersonate Churchill in his famous broadcasts over the radio...." Slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light soiling ma rk on t op o f tex t bl o ck. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top of spine and flap-folds, slight fading to spine color, one tiny closed tear at bottom for front flap-fold. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CONCORDE: THE FULL STORY OF THE ANGLO-FRENCH SST., Schrader, Richard K.
14 Schrader, Richard K. CONCORDE: THE FULL STORY OF THE ANGLO-FRENCH SST.
Pictorial Histories, Missoula, Montana, 1989, first edition. 
84 pp, 11" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). ISBN 0929521161 B&w photographs, color centerfold. Contents: Acknowledgements; Historical Background; Development and Competition; Testing and Opposition; The World's SST Market Collapses; Showdown in Washington, D.C.; Tribulations and Success; Spin-Off: Hi-tech Products and Euro-American Projects; New York to Paris at Mach 2; Concorde Specifications and Fleet. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - two very sma ll soft corner creases, minor rubbing, minor wear at bottom of spine. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DIXIE VICTORIOUS: AN ALTERNATE HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR., Tsouras, Peter G., ed.  (Andrew Uffindell, Wade G. Dudley, David M. Keithly, Michael R. Hathaway, James R. Arnold, Edward G. Longacre, John D. Burtt, Cyril M. Lagvanec, Kevin F. Kiley, Peter G. Tsouras.)
15 Tsouras, Peter G., ed. (Andrew Uffindell, Wade G. Dudley, David M. Keithly, Michael R. Hathaway, James R. Arnold, Edward G. Longacre, John D. Burtt, Cyril M. Lagvanec, Kevin F. Kiley, Peter G. Tsouras.) DIXIE VICTORIOUS: AN ALTERNATE HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR.
Military Book Club, London, c2004. 
272 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 073944333X B&w maps/battle plans, photographs, reproductions. "The question 'What if the South had won the Civil War?' is one that has long fascinated and intrigued historians and enth usiasts of Americ an history. (This book) explores that very question, revealing exactly how history could have been dramatically altered forever. Each chapter, written by a leading military historian, plays out a series of convincing scenarios, b ased on real battl es, actions and characters, where at points of decision a different choice or minor incident sets in motion an entirely new train of events which could ultimately have led to a Confederate victory. What if Sherman had been sta l le d outside Atlanta, or Lincoln had lost the crucial 1864 election? Or if Stuart's Cavalry at Gettysburg had arrived in time to give Lee the freedom of operation he lacked in reality? These and many more thought-provoking questions are examined a gai nst the dramatic an d colourful backdrop of this critical and bloody era of American history." Minor winkle at top/bottom of spine; previous owner's place, date and signature in pencil on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has very minor rubb ing , so ft wrinkling at top edge of rear panel. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE BLESSED TRADE., Ward, Marjorie.
16 Ward, Marjorie. THE BLESSED TRADE.
London Michael Joseph 1971 718109511 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
300 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w drawings, map endpapers. "(T)he story of the British soldier in the age of fighting as a profession, from Anglo-Saxon times to the French Revolution. It is not the history of campaigns and regiments but of the men who went to war: their story told in their own words. (A)n enthralling collection of original narratives written by men like the poet at the Battle of Maldon in 991, the chroniclers of the Crusades, the splendid Corporal Todd - and by Kit Ross, surely the most remarkable woman ever to have worn the King's Coat. The story these people tell is a harsh one: marching, deserting, punishment, hunger, looting and just enduring the squalor and danger of campaigning. There are, though, glorious moments, when the horrors of war are redeemed by fortitude and self-sacrifice, and by what has been the chief mark of the 'Tommy' for a thousand years: a wry and tough sense of humour." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing, 4" light line indentation on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
17 Ward, Marjorie. THE BLESSED TRADE.
London Michael Joseph 1971 718109511 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
300 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w drawings, map endpapers. "(T)he story of the British soldier in the age of fighting as a profession, from Anglo-Saxon times to the French Revolution. It is not the history of campaigns and regiments but of the men who went to war: their story told in their own words. (A)n enthralling collection of original narratives written by men like the poet at the Battle of Maldon in 991, the chroniclers of the Crusades, the splendid Corporal Todd - and by Kit Ross, surely the most remarkable woman ever to have worn the King's Coat. The story these people tell is a harsh one: marching, deserting, punishment, hunger, looting and just enduring the squalor and danger of campaigning. There are, though, glorious moments, when the horrors of war are redeemed by fortitude and self-sacrifice, and by what has been the chief mark of the 'Tommy' for a thousand years: a wry and tough sense of humour." Previous owners bookplate on verso of free front endpaper. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very light edge wrinkling and rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
PAINE AND COBBETT:  THE TRANSATLANTIC CONNECTION., Wilson, David A.
18 Wilson, David A. PAINE AND COBBETT: THE TRANSATLANTIC CONNECTION.
McGill-Queen's University, Kingston, 1988, first edition. 
218 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0773510133 "Tom Paine and William Cobbett were at the heart of the revolutionary changes which swept the North Atlantic world during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Both men came from the ranks of the 'common people' in England, both found their identity as political writers in North America, and both eventually became central figures in the English popular radical movement. David Wilson places the parallel c areers of Paine and Cobbett in their Anglo-American context, not only discussing the relationship between their ideas but examining how their early experiences affected their success in America and the way in which their perceptions of Amer i c a w e r e woven into their political writings in England. Wilson traces four major themes in the thought of Paine and Cobbett: the relation between British radical ideas and American revolutionary ideology; the eighteenth-century revolution i n rh et o ri ca l th e ory; the effect of the American and French revolutions on British popular radicalism; and the American attempt to turn the United States into a new 'empire for liberty'. He challenges the idea that Paine created a new literar y sty le fo r a ne w aud ie nce of artisans and labourers, arguing instead that this style was part of a broader revolution in rhetoric, and discusses the interconnections between Paine's English and American careers. Wilson shows that the tension b etwe en the ide al a nd the re al is central to understanding Cobbett. He analyzes Cobbett's American experiences and the role of Paine's writings in Cobbett's subsequent career as a radical in England. The epilogue returns to the difference s a nd si mil arit ies i n Pai ne' s and Cob bett's careers, examines their strategies for change, and discusses their ambiguous legacies to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light l ight wrink ling at t op/bot tom of spi ne and flap -folds, fading to spine color, very light rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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