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ROUND THE WORLD., Butler, Frank Hedges.
1 Butler, Frank Hedges. ROUND THE WORLD.
London T. Fisher Unwin 1924 First Edition Hard Cover Good- No Jacket 
269 pp + 2 pp publisher's advertising, 9" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering & decoration on spine and front board. Illustrated with numerous b&w photographs (collated). The author was the founder of the Royal Aero Club (1901) and the first Hon. Treasurer of the Royal Automobile Club (1897) and wrote two previous books - "Fifty Years of Travel by Land, Water and Air" and "Through Lapland with Skis and Reindeer". Chaper headings for "Round the World": The Voyage Out; From America to Hawaii; Pictures of the Pacific Islands; A Visit to Japan; Japanese Entertainment and the Drama; Korea and the Inland Sea; Through China to Hong-Kong; A Taste of the Jungle; Home Matters; From London to Brazil; The Falkland Isles; The Tip of South America; The Lands of the Incas; The Panama Canal; Cuba: How Tobacco is Grown; The National Game of Pelota; Florida Modernized; The Paradise of Fishermen; In the Track of the Ancient Voyagers; How We Lost Java; The Industries and Resources of Java; Travelling in Java; A Palace Ceremony; The Borobudur Temple; Java: Town and Country; The Island of Bali; The Ritual of Cremation; From Bali to Australia and New Zealand through Torres Straits and the Great Barrier Reef; Maori Land; The South Sea Islands; Back to Civilization; Appendices: Suggestions for an EmpireTourist Bureau; By Air to Lausanne; Index. Very light browning on free endpapers, previous owner's name in ink and faint erased pencil writing marks on front free endpaper, small edge tear on page leaf 259/260 - archivally taped, light browning to edges of text block, very light soiling on top of text block, light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine with two tiny tears at top, one small corner bump, scattered small water stains and a few light stains on front board with some color loss - plus a tiny water stain on rear board. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
2 Crickmore, Paul F. Forewords by Robert Gilliland & B.C. Thomas. LOCKHEED SR-71: THE SECRET MISSIONS EXPOSED. REVISED EDITION.
Osprey Aerospace, London, 1997, revised edition. 
262 pp, small 4to (10 13/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1855326817 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, technical drawings, color plates. "Designed at the height of the Cold War to be the ultimate surveillance platform, the SR-71 was operated exclusively by the USAF's 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing. In this new edition of Paul Crickmore's best-selling history, the fruits of an alliance between NASA and the Lockheed project (which began when NASA engineers lent a ha nd at Edwards AFB way back in 1967) are reviewed, as the 'space men' use the SR-71 for experiments on the outer edge of the atmosphere. Also new is a complete list of USAF missions flown out of Kadena, detailing duration, pilots, Reconnais s a n c e S y s tems Officers, altitude, etc. It is a fascinating addition to the history of operational flights over North Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, North Korea, Yemen, the Lebanon, Libya, Egypt, Syria, Iran and Cuba....Also revealed are details o f fl ig ht s c on du ct ed from Beale AFB, in California and RAF Mildenhall, Suffolk, England, into the Arctic Circle and over the Baltic to monitor the movements of Soviet nuclear submarines. With more than 250 illustrations, and full appendices p ro vid ing te ch ni cal sp eci fications and performance data, there is no more definitive work on this extraordinary aircraft." Small bump to top corner of rear board, tiny crease at top corner of last few pages, very small tear and bump at top of spin e. Dust ja cke t ha s ve ry m inor edge wear, light wrinkling at top of flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
3 Dobrowolsky, Helene. Foreword by Dr. William Beahen. LAW OF THE YUKON: A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE MOUNTED POLICE IN THE YUKON.
Whitehorse, Yukon Lost Moose 1995 0969461267 / 9780969461265 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
192 pp, 12 1/4" H. B&w and colour photographs, maps, reproductions. Contents: Introduction; The First Post - Fort Constantine; The Klondike Gold Rush; Reinforcements Meet the Great Stampede; After the Rush; First Nations People and the Police; Crime, Conspiracy and Court; Women and the Force; Patrolling the Yukon; At Ease; Wartime and Alaska Highway Construction; Dog Stories; Policing Today; Honour Roll; Reference: Endnotes; Selected Bibliography; Illustrations; Index. Minor bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing, very soft crease at top of rear panel and flap, 1" faint line indentation on front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
SANTA FE IN THE MOUNTAINS.  THREE PASSES OF THE WEST: RATON, CAJON, AND TEHACHAPI.  THE GOLDEN YEARS OF RAILROADING SERIES., Drury, George H.
4 Drury, George H. SANTA FE IN THE MOUNTAINS. THREE PASSES OF THE WEST: RATON, CAJON, AND TEHACHAPI. THE GOLDEN YEARS OF RAILROADING SERIES.
Kalmbach, Waukesha, WI, 1995. 
127 pp, oblong (8 1/2" H x 11" D) soft cover. ISBN 0890242291 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. Contents: Brief History of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway; Raton Pass; Cajon Pass; Tehachapi Pass; The passes as they are today; In dex. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, two soft corner creases. Very Good 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
DANCING GODS:  INDIAN CEREMONIALS OF NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA., Fergusson, Erna.
5 Fergusson, Erna. DANCING GODS: INDIAN CEREMONIALS OF NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA.
Albuquerque University of New Mexico Press 1957 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
286 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w illustrations. "The dances and ceremonials of the Indians of the Southwest are described and explained in this informal, authentic guidebook. The principal religious ceremonies of the Pueblo Indians of the Rio Grande, as well as those of the Zuni and Hopi are presented with an understanding of their background and significance. The reader learns about such colorful events as the Corn Dances and the Eagle Dance, and spectacular ceremonies like the Shalako of Zuni and the Snake-dance of the Hopis. Navajo and Apache ceremonials are covered at length, with an introduction to the life-patterns of these remarkable people. Besides the principle dances widely attended by tourists, this book discusses many of the lesser-known but equally interesting and dramatic happenings which have been a part of the religious life of Southwestern Indians for hundred of years." Some faint tiny foxing marks on edges of text block, two very small stains on fore edge of text block. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light browning to spine and edges, several small chips and small closed tears, minor soiling, two small foxing marks, very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
6 Freeman, Lewis R. THE NEARING NORTH.
New York Dodd, Mead 1928 First Edition Hard Cover Good Byron Harmon, photography. 
385 pp, 8 3/4" H. Dark blue cloth with gold lettering on front board. B&w photographs. American explorer and adventurer, Lewis R. Freeman, deterimned to explore the river routes to the Arctic one summer, using "summer steamboat services on the Peace, Athabaska, Slave and Mackenzie", taking a folding canvas boat and an outboard motor for sections where that was not possible. "This would leave (him) fifteen hundred miles of the Saskatchewan and Nelson to voyage in a small craft, with whatever runs could be worked in between steamers and steamer-stops on the other rivers as well. Covering seven or eight thousand miles of river even in this hybrid fashion of navigation would still promise a lively and eventful half summer: in fact, one would have to reckon on running right along to freeze-up to make it at all." Book is lightly cracked in a few places but pages are firmly held, faint erased pencil mark on front free endpaper, slight darkening and a few tiny foxing marks on top of text block, very light browning to other edges of text block, some shelf soiling on bottom of text block, gold lettering on spine is fully faded, light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny foxing marks throughout pages, foxing in gutter of page 180. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
7 Gruber, John, Editor. (John Illman, Steve Patterson, David D. Perata, Michael Zega, John Gruber, Doug Riddell, Allan W. Miller, James A. Porterfield, Octavus Roy Cohen, Ralph D. Pierce, Brian Jennison.) VINTAGE RAILS. ISSUE NO. 6. WINTER 1997.
Pasadena, California Pentrex 1997 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
122 pp, 11" H - magazine format. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. Contents: Bay Area Fan Trips, 1948-1964; Appalachian Mixed Train (Abingdon Branch); The Pullman Porter; Photo Album; Travel by Train (advertising artwork); Steam in the 1960s; Now That Was Railroading; Marx Electric Trains; Classic Railroad Stories; Departments: Operator's Desk (CB&Q locomotive 4960 and Denrock Zephyr); Letters to the Editor; Readers Recall; Time-Tables: 1939 (Streamliners, Chessie's travels); Executive Suite ("Gus" Aydelott's Grande Railroad); Railroad Collectibles (switchlock keys); Vintage Marketplace; Swap Meet; Terminal Ad. Interior - very soft bump at top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light wear at top/bottom of spine, minor wear on spine, old price sticker on front cover, very minor tiny scuffs on covers. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
REPORT ON BOW RIVER POWER AND STORAGE INVESTIGATIONS.  SEASONS 1911-12-13. SESSIONAL PAPER NO. 25e.  WATER RESOURCES PAPER NO. 2., Hendry, M.C.
8 Hendry, M.C. REPORT ON BOW RIVER POWER AND STORAGE INVESTIGATIONS. SEASONS 1911-12-13. SESSIONAL PAPER NO. 25e. WATER RESOURCES PAPER NO. 2.
Ottawa Department of The Interior, Water Power Branch 1914 Stapled in Wraps Good 
345 pp, 9 3/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs (48 - including frontispiece), diagrams (29), tables (24) - (collated). ***Please note: the Table of Contents references a pocket containing maps and plans, but this is not present.*** Chapter Headings: Summary of Investigations; Bow River; Ice; Meteorological Phenomena; Run-Off; Existing Developments (Au Claire Plant / Lake Louise Plant / Horseshoe Falls Plant / Kananaskis Falls Plant / Market / Growth of Power Demand Investigation); Possible Developments (General / Bow Fort Site / Estimates of Cost / Mission Site / Estimates of Cost / Ghost Site / Estimates of Cost / Radnor Site / Estimates of Cost / Cascade Power Plant); Storage (Storage / Lake Minnewanka / Spray River and Lakes / Creation of Storage at Spray Lake / Bow Lake Storage / Estimated Cost); Elbow River; Additional Storage Inspections (Kananaskis River and Lakes / Cost / Hector Lake / Pipestone Creek / Baker Creek / Johnston Creek / Vermilion and Redearth Creeks / Brewster Creek / Ghost River); Benefits of Storage; Irrigation; Appendices; Index. Interior - minor rust on staples, small bump to top corner of rear half of pages and very small bump to top corner of front half of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - 1" tear at top and bottom of front hinge, some soft edge wrinkling, very small ink stain and two rub lines on front cover, very small pieces missing from top of spine, wrinkling on spine. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
IN THE HEART OF THE ROCKIES: A STORY OF ADVENTURE IN COLORADO., Henty, G.A.
9 Henty, G.A. IN THE HEART OF THE ROCKIES: A STORY OF ADVENTURE IN COLORADO.
W. Foulsham, London, n.d. 
223 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Colour frontispiece. "This book has been carefully edited and slightly abridged to meet the reading tastes of the Modern Boy." - From verso of title page. "In the heart of the Rockies lay g old - and 'Straight' Harry Wade knew where to find it. His sixteen-year-old nephew, Tom, fresh from England, was one of the small party that set out with him to brave the dangers of the Colorado and seek their fortunes. They had to face aval a n c h e s , grizzly bears, and hostile Indians on the war-path, before they reached their goal - and the only way back was by canoe down the Colorado River, over rapids and through the Grand Canyon, with fresh perils at every turn --" Dust jacket h as s om e li ght edge wear/creasing, a few very small edge tears, colors are very bright, protected in a mylar sleeve. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
10 Macleish, William H. OIL AND WATER: THE STRUGGLE FOR GEORGES BANK.
Boston Atlantic Monthly Press 1985 0871130076 / 9780871130075 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
304 pp, 8 1/2" H. "Georges Bank, 20,000 square miles of turbulent shoal water off Nantucket, is one of the richest fishing grounds in the world, its depths populated by cod, haddock, flatfish, and scallops. Until recently it was a gathering place for immense fishing trawlers of all nations. Then the Bank also became a bone of contention for explorers in oil, pitting the great multinational companies against one another, to say nothing of federal and state governments, jostling for their share of offshore oil revenues. Georges has long been the subject of dispute between the United States and Canada, and in the fall of 1984 the International Court of Justice in the Hague awarded a large portion of the Bank to Canada. Oil-lease sales were scheduled - and cancelled. Fishermen protested to their political representatives, who protested to their governments. Over the storm-lashed and fecund waters of Georges Bank, William MacLeish has travelled many times - by trawler, by helicopter, by scientific research vessel, by airplane, and by scallop boat. His pages bring us the scientists, the fishing people, politicians, lawyers, and oilmen connected with Georges Bank." Book is slightly cocked, has minor soiling on top of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - bump at top of front hinge. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few small light scuff marks, light soiling/rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
11 Muir, John. Edited by Frederic R. Gunsky. SOUTH OF YOSEMITE: SELECTED WRITINGS OF JOHN MUIR.
Wilderness Press, Berkeley, CA, 1988, 2nd printing. 
220 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. ISBN 0899970958 B&w illustrations. "Nearly a century ago an amateur geologist, John Muir, explored the mountains of California from Yosemite to Kern Canyon, dedicating his life to fighting for the preservation of the High Sierra. Today, much of the area is protected in national parks - thousands of Americans follow his footsteps along the John Muir Trail, wondering, as Muir wondered, at the beauty of this wilderness. Now, in this selection of his writin gs, we can read how it looked and felt, and what it meant to the mind and spirit, to travel the Sierra when trails were few." "(S)ome of the most stimulating of (Muir's jottings and essays from his journal entries, letters, and articles) a r e p r e s e n ted here, (and) we are able to gain insight into John Muir's outlook - his love for the mountains and for their wild sheep, squirrels, and birds; his understanding of the forces of nature that shaped this awesome landscape; and his lo ng an d co ns ta nt battle to save our heritage from destruction by his fellow-men." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, slight curl to front cover. Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
CHICO OF THE +UP RANCH., Muller, Dan.  (Daniel Cody Muller, 1889-1976)
12 Muller, Dan. (Daniel Cody Muller, 1889-1976) CHICO OF THE +UP RANCH.
Chicago Reilley & Lee 1938 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket Dan Muller. Signed/inscribed by author/illustrator
249 pp, 9 3/8" H. Khaki cloth with black lettering/red banding on spine, red lettering/black illustration on front board. Profusely illustrated throughout with b&w drawings ranging from full page to vignette. The author/illustrator was born in Choteau, Montana and in his early years worked for Buffalo Bill Cody. His art was influenced by meeting Charles M. Russell around 1900 and he went on to become a collected artist of the American West. At the top of the half title page of this volume he has inscribed: "To H.R. Cannon (underscored) / Dont mind the ups and downs / of life - a good man is never / down - long. / Dan Muller" and has used the bottom half to sketch (first in pencil, then ink) a scene of a bucking bronco with his rider sitting on the ground with his hat beside him. This sketch is also signed "DAN MULLER" with a slanting dash above and below. A story of horses, cowboys, range wars, rodeos and romance. Pages 13 to 21 have a tiny dent in the middle of the page, pages 13 and 14 have a small light stain in the margin, minor toning to margins of pages, a few pages with a thumb mark in the margin, thin line of dried glue on front pastdown - some offset on free endpaper, small very light green/red soiling mark at bottom of page 84, spine has slight slant, small shallow bump at top of front hinge, a few scattered foxing marks on boards, two light liquid marks on bottom of text block, light soiling to board cloth, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, browning to spine, minor bump at top corner of boards. 
Price: 325.00 USD
 
 
13 Paterson, T.W. BRITISH COLUMBIA SHIPWRECKS.
Langley, B.C. Stagecoach Publishing 1976 0889830053 / 9780889830059 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
195 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "The rugged coasts and rivers of British Columbia, Alaska and the Arctic Ocean have exacted a heavy toll of ships and seamen during the past 200 years. During this time, hundreds of vessels and thousands of lives have been lost to storms, uncharted reefs, treacherous currents and primitive navigational aids. Shipwreck, piracy, heroism and infamy; all have played their roles on this stormy stage of sea, ice and river rapid. (The author) covers the more spectacular of these ship disasters from the so-called 'mystery wrecks' to the comical salvage of the poor 'Nanette'. Previous owner's name in ink on front pastedown, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling/rubbing, several small edge tears archivally taped, wrinkling on spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
14 Robinson, John W. TRAILS OF THE ANGELES: 100 HIKES IN THE SAN GABRIELS. SEVENTH EDITION.
Wilderness Press, Berkeley, CA, 1998, 7th edition. 
191 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 0899972322 B&w photographs, folding map in pocket at rear. "The San Gabriel Mountains are only a one-hour's drive from Los Angeles, yet contain peaceful, secluded areas where nature still reigns relativel y undisturbed. This book takes you to the intimate parts of the San Gabriels, as well as to popular and easily accessible hikes. Choose from 100 hikes, ranging from easy one-hour strolls to overnight backcountry trips. For the history bu f f t h e r e are hikes up the old Mt. Lowe Railway. For wilderness seekers, there are tours of the Cucamonga and San Gabrile Wilderness areas, forever set aside in their natural state. Now in its 7th edition, this book has been the best-selling g ui d e to h ik in g the San Gabriels for over 25 years. Includes a color, topographic map created specifically for use with this book." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor rubbing. Near Fine 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
15 Selters, Andy and Zanger, Michael. THE MT. SHASTA BOOK: A GUIDE TO HIKING, CLIMBING, SKIING, AND EXPLORING THE MOUNTAIN AND SURROUNDING AREA.
Wilderness Press, Berkeley, CA, 1998, 6th printing. 
118 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. ISBN 0899971016 B&w photographs, maps + folding map in pocket at rear. "Here finally is a comprehensive guidebook to Mt. Shasta, the crown jewel of California's mountains. Mt. Shasta, an immense mountain mass soaring to over 11,000 feet above its surroundings, has long been a mecca for mountaineers, skiers, hikers, spiritualists and people inspired by great mountains. On 14,162-foot Mt. Shasta's lower slopes, hikers and nordic skiers find walks and tour s among gothic forests and subalpine meadows, trips to finish in an hour or to last a week. On Shasta's upper slopes, climbers and ski mountaineers find routes from moderate to severe, many including travel on the largest glacier in Califo r n i a . F o r skiers, the book reveals quiet forest routes and divulges some of the little-known powder pockets. For climbers, the book describes virtually every route on the mountain, telling for each route what to look for and helping the pros pe ct iv e cl i mb er decide which route he or she is ready to try." Includes chapters on Water Activities, Mountain Biking, Flora and Fauna and Geology. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small crease at to p e dge of r ear c o ver - migrates into last few pages, small light stain on fore-edge of textblock. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY JOURNAL (INCORPORATING "THE ACORN" AND 'THE BLUE AND ROYAL").  VOL. No.1 1993., Tabor, P.J., Major, editor.
16 Tabor, P.J., Major, editor. THE HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY JOURNAL (INCORPORATING "THE ACORN" AND 'THE BLUE AND ROYAL"). VOL. No.1 1993.
1993. 
92 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format). Profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Interior - small soft bump to top corner of textblock, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - soft crease at corners of covers, very minor edge wear. Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
INDIAN DEFENCE REVIEW.  JULY 1989., Thomas, Mathew, Lieutenant General, ed.  (R.H. Tahiliani, Vir Narain, S.S. Randhawa, S. Nagra, Ravi Rikhye, D. Banerjee, E.A. Vas, S.G. Vombatkere, E. D'Souza, Satyindra Singh, N. Browne, Mahindra Singh, K.S. Pendse, B.D. Kapur, Randhir Sinh, G. Kan
17 Thomas, Mathew, Lieutenant General, ed. (R.H. Tahiliani, Vir Narain, S.S. Randhawa, S. Nagra, Ravi Rikhye, D. Banerjee, E.A. Vas, S.G. Vombatkere, E. D'Souza, Satyindra Singh, N. Browne, Mahindra Singh, K.S. Pendse, B.D. Kapur, Randhir Sinh, G. Kan INDIAN DEFENCE REVIEW. JULY 1989.
Tri-Service Press, London, 1989. 
221 pp, small 4to (10 13/16" H), hard cover with pictorial boards - no dust jacket. Maps. Contents include: Grappling with the dynamics of nuclear strategy: Policy formulation for a nuclear India; Reorganizing Indian armour; People's War under modern conditions - China's emerging military doctrine; Nuclear China: The equation with India; Glacier warfare: The Indian Army experiences a new dimension in high-altitude warfare; Petroleum depletion fall-out and alternatives for petroleum-based propulsion; US attack on Libya: Operation El Dorado Canyon; Nepal: the ongoing impasse; Exploding the Pakistan bogy; Future battlefield surveillance and intelligence in a corps zone; Weapons and equipment - An overview; etc., etc. Minor edge wear to boards, tiny bump at top of front board, light rubbing, light browning to edges of textblock, slight waviness to fore-edge of texblock. VG 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
PARK PRISONERS:  THE UNTOLD STORY OF WESTERN CANADA'S NATIONAL PARKS, 1915-1946., Waiser, Bill.
18 Waiser, Bill. PARK PRISONERS: THE UNTOLD STORY OF WESTERN CANADA'S NATIONAL PARKS, 1915-1946.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Fifth House 1995 1895618657 / 9781895618655 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
294 pp, 10" H. B&w photographs, maps. "Between 1915 and 1946, some ten thousand men were put to work in western Canada's national parks. They were the country's unwanted - unskilled foreign workers, the jobless and the homeless, conscientious objectors, perceived enemies of the state, and prisoners of war. These men had committed no crimes, but because of war or depression, they were seen as a possible threat to public order and a potential source of civil unrest. The Canadian government consequently sent them to the parks - world-renowned places such as Banff, Jasper, and Yoho - where they were held under duress in isolated work camps for months, sometimes years. (This) is the first comprehensive, illustrated history of the national park labour camp story, examining where and when the various groups were interned and how they were treated and employed. It also describes their significant contributions to the built environment of the parks - including many of the heritage buildings - at a time when such development would not normally have been undertaken." Book is Near Fine. Dust jacket gas a tiny scuff/dent on rear panel, tiny light scuff at top of rear flap-fold. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
19 Woodcock, George. A PICTURE HISTORY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Edmonton Hurtig 1980 0888301855 / 9780888301857 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
240 pp, 11 1/4" H. "With almost four hundred (b&w) illustrations - which include paintings, drawings, maps, and original documents as well as a splendid section of fascinating photographs - the story of British Columbia is presented here in all its exciting contrast. In telling the story of Canada's western-most province, George Woodcock has vividly caught its unique character. (He) presents the varied personalities who shaped the province: Canadian fur traders and British naval captains; genteel citizens of nineteenth-century Victoria and brawling miners in Barkerville; high-minded missionaries and hard-living railroad builders; land speculators, farmers, politicians, journalists, industrialists, and of course the original inhabitants, the Coast Indians with their rich cultural traditions. (This book) spans the whole range from the age of the dinosaurs to the politics of the 1980s, and it includes (many) fascinating details. History comes alive as, picture by picture, Woodcock traces the development of a small settlement on Vancouver Island into the thriving province we know today." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear, minor edge wrinkling, very light rubbing with a few tiny scuffs on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
UNHERALDED VICTORY:  THE DEFEAT OF THE VIET CONG AND THE NORTH VIETNAMESE ARMY 1961-1973., Woodruff, Mark W.  Foreword by James L. Jones, General, U.S. Marine Corps.
20 Woodruff, Mark W. Foreword by James L. Jones, General, U.S. Marine Corps. UNHERALDED VICTORY: THE DEFEAT OF THE VIET CONG AND THE NORTH VIETNAMESE ARMY 1961-1973.
Vandamere Press, Arlington, VA, 1999, book club edition. 
338 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0918339510 B&w photographs, maps, figures. "....history of the defeat of the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army at the hands of the American and Allied troops from 1961 through 1973. It ch ronicles, in detail, the virtual annihilation of the Viet Cong by the late 1960s. The book then recounts the first wholesale introduction of North Vietnamese Army troops onto the battlefield in 1964 and America's response - the landing of U . S . g r o u nd forces in early 1965. Battle by battle, from Ia Drang through Khe Sanh through Linebacker Operations, 'Unheralded Victory' presents a convincing and accurate picture of the American victory. Why is it then, that American and al li ed s uc c es se s ha ve not been publicized and, instead, such negative images of allied military involvement dominate the discourse? Much of this can be attributed to the very successful propaganda campaign run by Hanoi, often unwittingly aide d a nd abe tte d by wes te rn observers. (This book) looks at the myths this campaign created and debunks them one by one. It closely analyzes the morale of the troops, the attitudes of the American people about the war, the frequency of drug use, the 'f ragg ing' m urd ers, an d o ther myths which dominate the discourse on the war. In the process, (it) suggests a much more positive view of not just the outcome of the war, but also of American morale, competence, and performance. Finall y, th e bo ok lo oks a t w hy t his p ropa gand a campaign was so successful, and why it - and the myths it created - still dominate the histories and popular memories of the Vietnam War...." Tint bump to top corner of rear board, slight bump/two t iny te ars t o top edge o f re ar bo ard, m inor wrink ling at top of spine. Dust jacket has one very small closed tear, very light edge wear/wrinkling. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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