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MR CHURCHILL IN 1940., Berlin, Isaiah.
1 Berlin, Isaiah. MR CHURCHILL IN 1940.
John Murray, London, n.d., first edition in volume form. 
40 pp, 8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w frontispiece (Karsh photographic portrait). "This essay originally appeared in 1949 as a review of the first volume of Sir Winston Churchill's War Memoirs and all quotations are from that work. It was p ublished in 'The Atlantic Monthly' and 'The Cornhill Magazine' under the title 'Mr. Churchill and F.D.R.'." "The Churchillian essence has never been more brilliantly appraised than by Sir Isaiah Berlin who portrays 'a man larger than life, co m p o s e d of bigger and simpler elements than ordinary men, a gigantic historical figure during his own lifetime, superhumanly bold, strong and imaginative, one of the greatest men of action his nation has produced, an orator of prodigious powers , th e sa vi ou r of his country, a mythical hero who belongs to legend as much as to reality, the largest human being of our time'." Minor waviness at top of front free endpaper, tiny bump at top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has very light ed ge we ar - l igh t at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one tiny edge tear, slight browning to spine. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
2 Bowyer, Chaz. BOMBER BARONS.
Barnsley, South Yorkshire Leo Cooper 2001 085052802X / 9780850528022 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
222 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs. "By the end of the Second World War, a grim total of 55,000 air crew of Bomber Command has lost their lives. This figure comprised no less than seventy per cent of RAF fatalities. Yet, unlike their more glamorous fighter pilot colleagues, very few bomber pilots or crewmen were familiar household names to the general public. However, within the ranks of the RAF itself, some individuals stood out gaining high reputations for their courage and leadership, a respect achieved regardless of the decorations they had won or the number of sorties flown. These were the 'Bomber Barons'. In this authoritative book, (the author) chooses a selection of these men. Some like Leonard Cheshire, Guy Gibson and Hughie Edwards, are today well known but others such as Nick Knilans, Syd Clayton and Jo Lancaster, are familiar only to those 'in the know'. For each, the author details their careers and relates episodes that reflect the qualities that made them outstanding. At the same time, the reader learns of the unfolding dramatic development of Bomber Command from the comparatively uncoordinated, non-cohesive raids of the early part of the war to the highly-trained and deadly offensive weapon it became under Sir Arthur Harris, from 1942 AOC-in-C of Bomber Command, and the Greatest Baron of them all." Small very light stain in margin of page 16. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, a few very tiny dints, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FOR VALOUR:  THE AIR VCs., Bowyer, Chaz.
3 Bowyer, Chaz. FOR VALOUR: THE AIR VCs.
London Grub Street 1992 0948817577 / 9780948817571 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
548 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. Of the 1,350 Victoria Crosses awarded since 1856, only 51 have been conferred on airmen. "Here, for the first time, are the complete and accurate biographies of each of those 51 men. Though primarily regarded as a British honour, of those 51 airmen, 16 were not British-born; coming from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Eire willingly to pledge their lives in Britain's cause during the two major world wars of this century. Resulting from several decades of private research on an international scale, and profusely illustrated, this book has undoubtedly become the standard reference work on the subject of air VCs. It also provides a lasting record of their lives and astonishing courage - a permanent tribute to every airman ever awarded a Victoria Cross." Very minor wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light rubbing. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
FOR VALOUR:  THE AIR VCs., Bowyer, Chaz.
4 Bowyer, Chaz. FOR VALOUR: THE AIR VCs.
London Grub Street 1992 0948817577 / 9780948817571 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
548 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. Of the 1,350 Victoria Crosses awarded since 1856, only 51 have been conferred on airmen. "Here, for the first time, are the complete and accurate biographies of each of those 51 men. Though primarily regarded as a British honour, of those 51 airmen, 16 were not British-born; coming from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Eire willingly to pledge their lives in Britain's cause during the two major world wars of this century. Resulting from several decades of private research on an international scale, and profusely illustrated, this book has undoubtedly become the standard reference work on the subject of air VCs. It also provides a lasting record of their lives and astonishing courage - a permanent tribute to every airman ever awarded a Victoria Cross." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor wrinkling at top of spine and front flap-fold. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
I HAVE NO REGRETS: THE STRANGE LIFE OF A DIPLOMAT-VAGRANT., Bringolf, Lieutenant.  Edited by Blaise Cendrars.  Translated from the French by Warre B. Wells.
5 Bringolf, Lieutenant. Edited by Blaise Cendrars. Translated from the French by Warre B. Wells. I HAVE NO REGRETS: THE STRANGE LIFE OF A DIPLOMAT-VAGRANT.
New York E.P. Dutton 1932 First U.S. Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
286 pp, 8vo (8 13/16") H, green cloth with black lettering on spine and front board - no dust jacket. B&w photographs (collated). "Brilliant Embassy Attache in the capitals of Europe and patron of pawnbrokers; favourite partner at Court balls in Vienna and Berlin, and dishwasher at the Savoy Hotel in Rosario de Santa-Fe in Argentina; courtier and lover of Princesses, and old offender at the Assize Court; member of the 'Guestphalia' student corps at Heidelberg, and on the roll-call of the Foreign Legion; hero of many battles of the Great War, and nameless stoker on board the steamer 'Sylvia'; honoured guest in hotels de luxe, and unwilling guest in the forbidding dungeons of La Guadalupe prison at Lima in Peru; as well known to the attendants in the sleeping-cars of the great international expresses as to the drivers of prison vans; sleeping under bridges, or renting princely apartments; with handcuffs on his wrists today, and decorated with the Legion of Honour tomorrow; regarded by some as a crook, and by others as a hero; ever wavering despite himself between good and evil - in the end he succeeded in reconciling his temperament with the world, and, since he is no more, I can make public today these fragments of the 'Memoirs' of the late Lieutenant Bringolf." Foreword - Blais Cendrars. Browning to endpapers, scattered tiny foxing marks and light dust soiling on top of text block, slight browning to fore-edge of text block, light sun fading and tiny foxing marks on edges of boards, heavy sun fading to rear hinge and spine color - lettering still very legible, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - tiny tear at bottom of spine, tiny foxing marks on parts of rear board. 
Price: 72.50 USD
 
 
BONDS OF WIRE: A MEMOIR., Brown, Kingsley.  Foreword by Dave McIntosh.
6 Brown, Kingsley. Foreword by Dave McIntosh. BONDS OF WIRE: A MEMOIR.
Collins, Toronto, 1989, first edition. 
267 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0002159724 B&w drawings. "On July 3, 1942, RCAF Bomber Pilot Kingsley Brown was shot down over Holland, and shortly afterwards incarcerated in Stalag Luft 3. He spent the next three years t here. When the gates slammed shut behind him, much to his surprise Brown found himself in a fascinating environment where hardship and trial were more than matched by the bizarre, the absurd and the comical. A seasoned raconteur, Brown brin g s t o l ife a whole array of unusual characters: Wally Floody, the indefatigable digger of tunnels and the engineer of the Great Escape; Hermann Glemnitz, the tough, good-humoured chief guard; and Christel Achtelik, the teenaged girl who spirite d th e c am p 's bean soup to beleaguered German troops in the last days of the Battle of Berlin. These remarkable adventures of a Canadian prisoner-of-war portray hope in the midst of dreary winters, wonderful cameraderie, and the imperishable b on ds th at lin ke d f riend and foe alike." Remainder mark on top of text block at spine. Dust jacket has very minor rubbing and edge wear. Very Good+/Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
GERMANY IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY:  THE SOCIAL BACKGROUND OF THE LITERARY REVIVAL., Bruford, W.H.
7 Bruford, W.H. GERMANY IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY: THE SOCIAL BACKGROUND OF THE LITERARY REVIVAL.
London Cambridge Univesity Press 1959 Reprint Hard Cover Good+ Good- 
354 pp, 8 5/8" H. B&w frontispiece, fold-out map at rear. Contents: Preface; Political Structure and System of Government ('Kleinstaaterei' / Benevolent Despotism); The Old Order of Society - Nobility and Peasantry (The Nobility in General / Courts and Courtiers / The Agrarian Economy / The Peasant / The Country Gentleman); The New Order of Society - The Middle Class (Retrospect / German Trade and Industry in the Eighteenth Century and Its Chief Centres / Municipal Government and the Structure of Town Society / Architecture of the Towns. Private Life, Outlook and Education of the Townsman / The Professional Class); Reactions on Literature (The Profession of Letters / The Influences of Political, Economic and Social Factors on Literature); Appendices (German Money and Its Value in the Eighteenth Century: Weights and Measures / Statistical Survey of the German States Before the Napoleonic Wars, Their Size and Revenues); Bibliography; Index; Map. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, some minor wrinkles in cloth, three tiny corner bumps, very light browning to edges of text block, tiny dent on bottom edge of both boards, tiny crease at bottom edge of page leaf 217/218. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light to moderate ege wrinkling, tiny tears at top/bottom of spine (archivally taped), minor soiling, light browning on spine, minor browning on flap-folds, soft crease down front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BIRMINGHAM PALS:  14th, 15th & 16th (SERVICE) BATTALIONS OF THE ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGIMENT.  A HISTORY OF THE THREE CITY BATTALIONS RAISED IN BIRMINGHAM IN WORLD WAR ONE., Carter, Terry.  Foreword by Dr Carl Chinn.
8 Carter, Terry. Foreword by Dr Carl Chinn. BIRMINGHAM PALS: 14th, 15th & 16th (SERVICE) BATTALIONS OF THE ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGIMENT. A HISTORY OF THE THREE CITY BATTALIONS RAISED IN BIRMINGHAM IN WORLD WAR ONE.
Pen & Sword, Barnsley, 1997. 
288 pp, 4to (12 7/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 0850525470 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, reproductions. Contents: Foreword; Prelude; Birmingham; Birmingham: August 1914; Birmingham Pals: The Turn of the Middle Class; Training Comme nces - 'Berlin via Sutton'; 14th, 15th & 16th Royal Warwicks: Birmingham Pals to France; The Arras Front; The Somme: July to October 1916; October 1916 to December 1917: La Bassee, Vimy Ridge, Arras and 3rd Ypres; December 1917 to November 1 9 1 8 : I t a ly, Nieppe Forest and the Advance to Victory; Conclusion; Gallantry Awards; Roll of Honour; Acknowledgements. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - Very light edge wear, light rubbing to glossy cove rs , ti ny co rn er creases. Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
9 Chaney, Otto Preston. Foreword by Malcolm Mackintosh. ZHUKOV. REVISED EDITION.
Norman University of Oklahoma Press 1996 0806128070 / 9780806128078 Revised Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
567 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "One of the first Red Army leaders to recognize the importance of the tank in modern warfare, Zhukov played a vital role as commander of major battles from the encounters with the Japanese in Mongolia in 1938-1939 to the successful defense of Leningrad, Moscow, and Stalingrad and the conquest of Berlin in World War II. Chaney gives vivid descriptions of these battles, illustrating them with authenticated Russian battle maps and dramatic photographs. Chaney also examines Zhukov's postwar role as revealed by the newly available materials. Ousted by Stalin in 1946 when the dictator became jealous of the marshal's popularity and influence, Zhukov reemerged from obscurity after Stalin's death in 1953. Later, Khrushchev, also fearing Zhukov's influence, dismissed him from his post as defense minister. After Khrushchev's fall in 1964, Zhukov again reemerged but, tragically, was not completely rehabilitated until after his death in 1976. To provide a thorough account of Zhukov's life, Chaney draws upon a large range of historical military sources, correcting old information with new. His most important sources are Zhukov's own memoirs, which have recently been expanded to include previously censored material." Tiny bump at bottom corner of boards. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at bottom of flap-folds. 
Price: 19.00 USD
 
 
10 Chapman, Eddie. Foreword by Frank Owen. THE REAL EDDIE CHAPMAN STORY.
London Tandem Mass Market Paperback Good 
253 pp, 7 1/8" H. c1966. In 1940, safecracker Eddie Chapman offered his services to the German High Command as a spy. His first mission was to blow up the de Havilland works in Hatfield. "What is now revealed for the first time is that Chapman had immediately upon landing made contact with senior officials of the Air Ministry who listened with stunned silence to his story. Shortly after, a German reconnaissance plane which was allowed over to photograph the results of his mssion, reported that the buildings were in ruins and smoke was still rising. At Hatfield, the camouflage experts quietly congratulated themselves on having made it look as though an explosives expert had been at work! Chapman was working for his own country at the risk of his life. Soon after he was shipped back to Germany through Lisbon, where Hitler, grateful for the blow struck against England, awarded him the Iron Cross. For two years, Chapman, behaving like a hero of the Third Reich, spied on the Germans and constantly fed information back to British Intelligence, before being parachuted in for a second time to report on the range of the V-bombs. His true story makes incredible reading." Rear cover advertises the movie "Triple Cross", starring Christopher Plummer as Eddie Chapman and Yul Brynner as Colonel von Grunen. Interior - very light browning to pages, tiny bump to top corner of pages 1 to 75, tiny crease at top vorner of page leaf 167/168, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - spine is lightly cocked, is concave and has two light creases; covers have small soft creases at corners and soft wrinkling; rear cover has very small edge tear with soft crease - archivally taped, small scuff and small faint stain; small tear at bottom of front hinge; very light edge wear/wrinkling; light rubbing. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
PUBLIC AUCTION SALE:  GENERAL FOREIGN STAMPS INCLUDING GERMAN AREA, SPECIALIZED POLAND, SWITZERLAND AND REST OF THE WORLD.  OCTOBER 6,7, 1976., Cherrystone Stamp Center.
11 Cherrystone Stamp Center. PUBLIC AUCTION SALE: GENERAL FOREIGN STAMPS INCLUDING GERMAN AREA, SPECIALIZED POLAND, SWITZERLAND AND REST OF THE WORLD. OCTOBER 6,7, 1976.
Cherrystone Stamp Center, New York, N.Y., 1976. 
93 pp + 32 pp of b&w illustrations, 8 1/2" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). The catalog of an auction sale. The first session included stamps from: German Colonies and German Offices Abroad, German Old States, Germany, Empire, Federal, Republic, Berlin, SAAR. The second session included stamps from France, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Israel, Iceland, Luxembourg, Marienwerder-Monaco, Netherlands, Nicaragua-Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Ryukyu-Sweden, Switzerland, Syri a-Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay, Vatican City, Venezuela, Western Ukraine. Interior - small soft bump to top corner of pages, faint cigarette odor, minor browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - s m a l l s o ft bump to top corner of covers, light rubbing, minor soiling, minor browning. Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
ZERO TOLLERANCE:  AN INTIMATE MEMOIR BY THE MAN WHO REVOLUTIONIZED FIGURE SKATING., Cranston, Toller.  With Martha Lowder Kimball.
12 Cranston, Toller. With Martha Lowder Kimball. ZERO TOLLERANCE: AN INTIMATE MEMOIR BY THE MAN WHO REVOLUTIONIZED FIGURE SKATING.
McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1997, first edition. 
352 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0771023340 B&w photographs. "Toller Cranston is: six-time Canadian figure-skating champion, celebrity, costume designer, artist extraordinaire, broadcaster, choreographer of skating ro utines, raconteur, bon vivant, coach, world traveller, art collector, legend and enigma. In 1976 he won Olympic bronze (so why did it feel like defeat?). This book tells the story of his life after those fateful games at Innsbruck. The r i s e a n d f all of Toller's first professional ice show is described in soul-searing detail. His subsequent triumphant tour of Europe as the Skater of the Century is recounted, in contrast, with wicked humour. There are vignettes here of his e nc ou nt e rs w it h t he rich and famous from Leonard Bernstein to Pierre Cardin and of his life among Europe's aristocrats and bohemians. Toller has experienced the high life and the low. He has stayed in the most luxurious hotels, held court in pal ati al ho use s, so ugh t seclusion in beautiful estates. But the hard times took their toll. In the early 1990s a combination of circumstances, including a disatrous professional association with out-of-control American skater Christopher Bo wman and a laws uit tha t d ragg ed on for years (ending in complete victory for Toller), led to a personal crisis from which recovery came slowly. But even in the blackest hours, Toller's humour and creative powers never deserted him....an e xtra ordin ary s elf -port rait wri tten by a uniquely gifted individual. Toller's wit, insight, and delicious way with words will entertain and astound readers whether they are skating fans or not." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. Near Fine/N ear Fi ne 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
13 Delve, Ken, ed. FLYPAST. NO. 188. MARCH 1997. (FLY PAST.)
Key, Stamford, Lincs., 1997. 
82 pp, 11 5/8" H, soft cover (magazine format - stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: News; Tempest Trouble (RAF Tempest force-lands in Russian sector of occupied Berlin, 1947); The X Factor (X-planes, including review of surviving airframes); Flying the Hurricane (BBMF's Hawker Hurricane); Night Fighter Ace - Nat Addison; Evaluating the Enemy (testing captured Luftwaffe equipment); The Snaring of Dora Nordpol (Dornier Do 217); Restoration of a Do ve (Canadian de Havilland classic); British Airliners; Israeli Ace (Ran Ronen from Spitfires to F-15s), etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor browning to edges of textblock, f a i n t s m a l l ghost sticker mark on front cover with slight glue residue. Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
14 Devins, Joseph H., Jr. THE VAAGSO RAID: THE COMMANDO ATTACK THAT CHANGED THE COURSE OF WORLD WAR II.
Chilton, Philadelphia, 1968. 
222 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, maps. "In the dark, early morning hours of Saturday, December 27, 1941, a small force of British warships escorting two camouflaged excursion steamers slipped past a German lookou t station and sailed boldly into one of the great fjords of occupied Norway. Aboard the two steamers a tense group of British and Norwegian commandos rechecked their weapons and waited for the reaction of the nearby German coastal batteries . T h e t arget: Vaagso Island. Earlier thrusts by British raiding parties had deliberately avoided heavily defended sectors of the enemy coast. This was to be the first raid of the war on a fortified postion, a demonstration that the offensive sp i ri t wa s s trong in Britain despite the Nazi conquest of the Continent and the humiliation of Dunkerque. But the consequences of this sortie would reach far beyond the snow-covered mountains which reverberated that Saturday with the thud of ex pl o sio ns an d the snarl and rattle of sub-machine guns. The British gained vital experience in inter-service cooperation and information that would prove invaluable in subsequent raids on Dieppe and St. Nazaire. But in Berlin, Hitler was asto nis he d at th e da ri ng a nd apparent readiness of the British to hurl their forces into the teeth of a well prepared defense. As a result, he made decisions of major strategic importance. This is the story of a group of courageous men, of how they de velop ed a new typ e of fighting force, how they fought, how they died, and how they altered the course of the war." One tiny corner bump, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear, two small light soiling marks at bott om of rear pas tedown , lig ht da mpne ss ma rks at top/bottom of front board. Dust jacket has light to moderate rubbing - mainly on rear panel, light edge wear/wrinkling, several dampness stains on inside top/bottom edge of front panel, several very s mall t ears/ chips. Very Good-/ Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
15 Donohue, Thomas and Donohue, Sylvia. With assistance from Thomas Brockehian. BORN LUCKY OR UNLUCKY.
Rutledge, Danbury, CT, (1998). 
203 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs. "...the exciting story of one brave man's experiences during World War II...From the moment the reader meets Tom Donohue, as a young tractor trailer driver in the Bronx, it is apparent that one day this will be a man with whom to reckon. The story then travels southward and the reader gets the opportunity to journey side by side with Tom as he makes his way through Air Force training in places like Pennsylvania, Texas and Wyoming, before being sent to Europe as a flight engineer and upper gunner. Then, in Europe, the reader witnesses the adventures, both in the air and on the ground, in such breathtaking and historic locales as Great Britain and Berlin, before the story finally returns Tom back home to the States, a war hero." Dust jacket has very minor rubbing. NF/NF 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
RITES OF SPRING: THE GREAT WAR AND THE BIRTH OF THE MODERN AGE., Eksteins, Modris.
16 Eksteins, Modris. RITES OF SPRING: THE GREAT WAR AND THE BIRTH OF THE MODERN AGE.
Lester & Orpen Dennys, Toronto, 1994, later printing. 
396 pp, 8vo (8" H), soft cover. ISBN 1550135236 B&w photos, map. "...conveys the terrible experience of trench warfare and explains why it so radically altered the psychology of Europe..." - New York Times. Interior - a few pages with very small corner crease, ink notation on half-title page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor bump at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
ESSO REISE-ATLAS FUR KRAFTFAHRER.  (ESSO TOURING ATLAS OF GERMANY AND AUSTRIA.)  INCLUDES 'ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSERT'., Esso.
17 Esso. ESSO REISE-ATLAS FUR KRAFTFAHRER. (ESSO TOURING ATLAS OF GERMANY AND AUSTRIA.) INCLUDES 'ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSERT'.
Munchen Gunter Thiemig Verlag 1956 Flexible Vinyl Covers Very Good - 
164 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). Wraparound band stating: "A Comprehensiv (sic) and handy Touring Atlas of Germany and Austria including detailed description of each map in English". GERMAN TEXT. 68 page "English Language Insert to the Esso Touring Atlas of Germany and Austria containing an English translation of the descriptions of the individual maps" laid in at front and two Esso maps in pocket at rear: "West-Europa und Nord-Afrika" and "Deutschland Bundesrepublik mit Nachbargebieten". Profusely illustrated with maps, city plans, drawings. Integral red ribbon bookmark with small tag in shape of oil can with "Esso Extra Motor Oil" on one side and "Esso Zwei-Takt Oel" on the other. Very light browning to index pages, slight darkening to pastedown map endpapers, small closed tear on page 157 and on tiny tear on free rear endpaper - archivally taped, a few small surface paper pulls on last index page and on rear endpapers, minor edge wrinkling and edge fading to English insert, two very small light soiling marks on front cover. Both Esso maps have a small corner crease on front panel. Wrap around band has light browning on spine, light soiling, two closed tears with creases - archivally taped, very light edge wear. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
TARGET BERLIN - MISSION 250: 6 MARCH 1944., Ethell, Jeffrey L. and Price, Alfred.
18 Ethell, Jeffrey L. and Price, Alfred. TARGET BERLIN - MISSION 250: 6 MARCH 1944.
Arms and Armour, London, 1989, reprint. 
212 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0853689156 B&w photographs, maps. "On 6 March 1944 the Americans launched their first large-scale raid on Berlin, the heart of Hitler's Reich. The price they paid was high: 69 heavy b ombers and 11 escort fighters failed to return, the highest number in any raid mounted by the 8th Air Force. This is a compellingly readable, skilfully researched, minute-by-minute account of that raid." Light browning to pages and edges of t e x t b lock. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, light browning at some edges and on spine. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LONG KNIVES AND SHORT MEMORIES: THE SPANDAU PRISON STORY., Fishman, Jack.
19 Fishman, Jack. LONG KNIVES AND SHORT MEMORIES: THE SPANDAU PRISON STORY.
Richardson & Steirman, New York, 1987, first American edition. 
474 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 09319334200 B&w photographs. "In 1945 seven men, once among the most powerful on earth, were locked away in a vast prison built to hold more than 600 inmates, surrounded by every conce ivable escape-proof precaution. Tried and convicted for attempting to enslave the world, they were the last of what Winston Churchill had called 'the Hitler gang'. Their sentences, meted out by the court at Nuremberg, represented a gigantic s t e p f orward in the recognition of international justice. They stood condemned for their part in a campaign of organized cruelty such as history had never seen before. (This book) is the outcome of years of dedicated research. It examines t h e se ve n m en themselves - their private lives, their motivation, their machinations inside Sapdau, their relationships with each other and their attitudes to their crimes. Built up from conversations with their families, lawyers, friends and e ne mi es, an d, i n s ome cases, the men themselves, from visits to Berlin made with their wives, from letters written in prison, both authorized and smuggled, and from authentic conversations between the prisoners, this aspect of the book is in i tse lf a gr ippi ng stu dy o f human corruption. Equally extraordinary are the book's revelations about the hitherto secret diplomatic and political infighting that went on between the four Powers over the welfare and fate of the seven prisoners. The eve nts a nd in tri gues surr ounding the jail are as spellbinding as those that occurred inside." Very minor foxing on top of text block. Dust jacket has light rubbing, tiny foxing marks at top inside edge, blight browning at top of flaps, o ne 1 " te ar at bottom of rear flap-f old - archivally taped. Near Fine/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
TOO MANY PARTIES, TOO MANY PALS., Fitzgerald, Jack.
20 Fitzgerald, Jack. TOO MANY PARTIES, TOO MANY PALS.
Jesperson, (St. John's, Newfoundland, 1982). 
118 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. B&w photos. "...covers celebrated criminal cases in Newfoundland spanning 200 years of history...brings to light many unknown but interesting criminal cases such as the murder of Pat Yetman at Cape Broyle by an American banking skipper, the Michael Whelan story in which Whelan after being sentenced for murder, escapes from Her Majesty's Penitentiary and is never recaptured, and the graveyard crime of James Murphy of Harbour Main...covers more recent crimes such as the infamous Dr. Alfred Valdmanis story, tracing his life from Latvia to Berlin during the Second World War and then into great detail on the method he used to defraud the Newfoundland Government of $470,000..." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, light rubbing, 1" tear at bottom of front hinge - archivally taped, a few small soft creases on front cover, hinge creases. G+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
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