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1 Aspin, Les, Rep. & Dickinson, William, Rep. House Armed Services Committee, U.S. Congress. DEFENSE FOR A NEW ERA: LESSONS OF THE PERSIAN GULF WAR.
Brassey's (US), Washington, (1992), first edition. 
93 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN: 0028810287 "The House of Representatives' official report on Operation Desert Storm, (this book) discloses what went right, what went wrong, and what was learned for tomorrow's defense planning and budgets. It is the first such congressional postwar analysis ever published. With responsiblity to go far beyond the media reports, the House Armed Services Committee interviewed nearly a thousand participants while thoroughly scrutinizing the coalition victory over Iraq. The culmination of that wide-ranging analysis, this book provides unique insights into such crucial topics as personnel, planning and deployment, the bombing and ground campaigns, the role of high technology, logicistics and communications, and intelligence. It is a tough, bipartisan evaluation that leads to provocative suggestions for future defense in a rapidly changing world." Very minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, moderate rubbing - no color loss. VG+/G+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
PARENTAL TRAINING., Bacon, William, Rev.
2 Bacon, William, Rev. PARENTAL TRAINING.
Philadelphia Presbyterian Publication Committee Hard Cover Good+ 
209 pp, 6 13/16" H. Black cloth with gold lettering/banding on spine. The title page states "By the late Rev. William Bacon" and the copyright page states "Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty-six by William Bacon.". Contents: Introduction; Preface; Lecture I. Importance of Parental Training; Lecture II. The Birth and Death of Infants momentous Events - Right Views of our Lost, and Right Treatment of our Surviving ones; Lecture III. Parental Government an Important Duty; Lecture IV. Government by Authority; Lecture V. Government by Love; Lecture VI. Parental Instruction; Lecture VII. Parental Mismanagement; Lecture VIII. Childhood Conversion both Possible and Probable; Lecture IX. The Happy Results of Right Parental Training. Early signature and date in ink on free front endpaper, scattered light foxing throughout book - more at front and preliminary pages, wear at top/bottom of spine, darkening to edges of text block with dust soiling on top of text block, minor soiling and rubbing on boards, a few faint scuffs and scratch on front board, light wear at corners. 
Price: 125.00 USD
Oxford University Press / Institute of Race Relations, London, 1967, first edition. 
338 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "As a result of the dramatic Unilateral Declaration of Independence by Ian Smith and his Cabinet in November 1965, Rhodesia is now the centre of an international crisis, a focal point in a rapidly changing scene. But the act should not be seen as an isolated incident; it is part of a political and constitutional pattern which has developed gradually, and of which the outstanding feature is the division between Europeans and Africans. In thi s careful and thorough study Mr. Barber traces the various strands which make up this pattern, analysing the origins of this tragically divided society and its relations with the rest of Southern Africa, and giving a detailed account of the politi c a l developments since 1960 which culminated in the U.D.I." Previous owner's place, date and signature on free front endpaper; light wrinkling at bottom of spine; light edge wear. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear, a few small/tiny tea rs , a few tiny chips, light browning - mainly on inside of spine, some light edge wrinkling. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
RHODESIA: CRISIS OF COLOR.  (COLOUR)., Bull, Theodore.  Introduction by Gwendolen M. Carter.
4 Bull, Theodore. Introduction by Gwendolen M. Carter. RHODESIA: CRISIS OF COLOR. (COLOUR).
Chicago Quadrangle Books 1968 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
184 pp, 8 1/2" H. "Mr. Bull, editor of the 'Central African Examiner' (one of Salisbury's leading magazines before it ceased publication late in 1965 as a result of rigid censorship by the Rhodesian government), presents the first authoritative explanation of the Rhodesian situation. Most of his book is a factual account of the important political, social, and economic changes in Britain's colony from the first European settlement to the present day (1967), with particular attention to the separate develop-ment of the racial communities. The second part of the book is an assessment of British policy before and after Rhodesia's Universal Declaration, and the likely outcome of the present deadlock." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny faint water mark on top of text block; previous owner's signature, name and date on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light to moderate wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light fading/browning on spine, very small tear at top of front panel - archivally taped, some light rubbing with color loss on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
5 Carle, Eric. (Leonard S. Marcus; Ann Beneduce; Dr. Viktor Christen; Takeshi Matsumoto.) THE ART OF ERIC CARLE.
New York Philomel 1996 039922937X / 9780399229374 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Eric Carle. 
125 pp, 11 1/4" H. "Eric Carle is one of the world's most beloved artists of children's books. Creator of the classic 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar', he has captured the imagination of millions of children and adults with his bold, colorful collage illustrations. (His) life and work are explored in this comprehensive portrait that includes: more than sixty full-color illustrations from his books; artwork from his student days; a moving autobiographical account of his life, with photographs; anecdotal reflections by Ann Beneduce, his longtime friend and editor of 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'; essays on the power of his art by his German publisher, Viktor Christen, and Takeshi Matsumoto, curator of the Chihiro Iwasaki Museum in Tokyo; (the text of) an insightful speech by Eric Carle originally given at the Children's Literature Center in the Library of Congress; a photographic essay on how he creates his collages; a full-color illustrated bibliography of all of his books." Tiny dent on bottom of rear board. Dust jacket has some very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, yellowing on flaps and at top edge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
VALLEY FORGE., Chidsey, Donald Barr.
6 Chidsey, Donald Barr. VALLEY FORGE.
Crown, New York, 1959. 
190 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "A vividly exciting, on-the-scene account of the most crucial winter of the American Revolution. You accompany the ragged, hungry American troops as they leave Philadelphia to spend the winter at Valley Forge. You struggle up the hill, help clear the underbrush, and fell the trees to build huts and fortifications. You endure the cold and the hunger, the sickness and the boredom, the lack of the most rudimentary convenie nces, and you marvel at the spirit that keeps your fellow Americans from deserting. In contrast, you see the relative luxury of the circumstances enjoyed by the British troops in Philadelphia. Then you see the start of the moves that wil l u l t i m a t e ly result in victory: the near disruption of the British fleet at Philadelphia by the world's first submarine and floating mines; experienced foreign officers joining the American cause; the drilling of troops for effective comba t, an d th e de cl ar at ion of war by France. Finally, you share in the long awaited triumph when camp is disbanded and the American army chases the British across New Jersey...." Paperclip mark at top of first few pages - minor rust marks on ha lf- t itl e pag e, ve ry lig ht wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor scuff on bottom of textblock, very tiny bump at bottom corner of boards. Dust jacket is price clipped, has moderate edge wear/wrinkling and creasing, one closed tear and sever al v er y sm al l ch ips , li ght fad ing to spine color. Very Good/Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
SAGA OF THE AMERICAN FLAG: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY., DeBarr, Candice M. and Bonkowske, Jack A.  Flag illustrations by Barbara Schiefer. Scenic illustrations by Antonio Castro.
7 DeBarr, Candice M. and Bonkowske, Jack A. Flag illustrations by Barbara Schiefer. Scenic illustrations by Antonio Castro. SAGA OF THE AMERICAN FLAG: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY.
Tucsan Harbinger 1990 0943173655 / 9780943173658 Soft Cover Very Good 
84 pp, 10 3/4" H. Color illustrations. Contents: Introduction; The History of Flags; Early American Flags; The Stars and Stripes; Legends Surrounding the First Official Flags; The Star-Spangled Banner; Pre-Civil War Fl ags; Civil War to Present; Honoring the Stars and Stripes; Constitutional Right or Disrespect?; Historical Dates Pertaining to the Flag and Its Country; Admittance of States into the Union by Date and Flag Design; Flag Codes and Rules; Glossary; Suggested Reading; Index. Interior - previous owner's place, date and signature on first page; very tiny crease at top corner of pages 1 to 25; otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor soft crease at three corners, a few tiny dints on covers, minor rubbing - line indentation on rear cover. 
Price: 12.50 USD
THE BATTLES OF SARATOGA., Elting, John R.  Foreword by Anthony Wayne Tommell and Michael Phillips.
8 Elting, John R. Foreword by Anthony Wayne Tommell and Michael Phillips. THE BATTLES OF SARATOGA.
Philip Freneau, Monmouth Beach, NJ, 1977. 
96 pp, 4to (12 1/8" H), hard cover (green cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold lettering and image of soldier on front board) - no dust jacket. Errata slip tipped in at rear. B&w maps/battle plans. "Historians and students of the Burgoyne Cam paigns have, for over 125 years, referred to the Battles of Saratoga as the most decisive series of engagements of the American Revolution....Yet, with all its acknowledged importance, the campaign remains one of the least accurately portr a y e d a n d m ost poorly researched in American history....To do battle with (the) myriad of myths, inaccuracies, and misinterpretations, Colonel John R. Elting brings an impressive arsenal of professional historical skills and background knowle dg e. .. .i t i s no t s urprising that his analysis of the practical problems of campaigning and logistics in the Northern Department is masterful. Supply and transportation problems played a major role in Burgoyne's defeat. By using 'Mad Johnn y' M'A lpi ne' s 'Na rr ati ve ' - extensively yet critically and in balance with a number of other primary sources - these problems are brought into proper perspective...(Colonel Elting dissects) the role of the British artillery on Sugar Loaf Hil l ( Moun t De fian ce ) in th e ev acu atio n of Fort Ticonderoga, the effect of the death of Jane McCrea on the mustering of the American militia against Burgoyne, and the tactical importance of the terrain west of the American fortified lines nea r th e Nei lson Farm. ( He) b ring s new pri mary source material to bear upon the investigation of the Burgoyne Campaign. 'A Military Journal' - thought to be written by Richard Pope (an officer of the 47th Regiment of Foot) and the 'Memoirs' o f E. Schuel er vo n Send en ( a Brun swick offic er of the Regiment von Specht) add fresh and valuable information." From the Foreword. Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown. Very Good+ 
Price: 150.00 USD
JACK TARS AND COMMODORES: THE AMERICAN NAVY, 1783-1815., Fowler, William M., Jr.
9 Fowler, William M., Jr. JACK TARS AND COMMODORES: THE AMERICAN NAVY, 1783-1815.
Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1984, first edition. 
318 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0395353149 B&w plates, maps/battle plans. "(A) lively and authoritative account of the United States Navy from Independence throught the War of 1812. During this turbulent period the new American republic fought three wars - declared and undeclared - against the Barbary States, France, and Great Britain. The first two were entirely naval affairs; the third, a combination of military action on land and sea. In each the s u r v i v a l of the young nation was due in large part to the efforts of the navy and the exploits of such men as Stephen Decatur, Isaac Hull, Thomas Truxtun, and Oliver Hazard Perry. William Fowler is a historian with the capacity to convert me ti cu lo us r es ea rch into flowing narrative. Here he fuses political and naval history, looking at political forces in the rapidly expanding U.S. society as well as at naval ordnance, operations, and the fateful and exciting battles at sea. He de als to o w ith th e o ften neglected human aspects of life aboard ship, focusing on those who served in the forecastle as well as the great men on the quarterdeck." Minor soiling on top of text block at spine. Dust jacket has been price-clip ped, has ver y li ght wrin klin g at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, several small tears - taped at top inside of spine. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1976, book club edition. 
320 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "Almost as soon as the smoke had settled at Lexington and Concord, the American Revolution was being fought on the sea as well as on land. A fragile and disunited coalition of thirteen colonies, embarking on a war with a great naval power, began to build a navy for the 'preservation of the lives, liberty and property of the good people of these Colonies'. (This book) provides a vivid and authoritative history of h o w t h e new American nation set about its task. Americans have always been a sea-minded people, and even before the Declaration of Independence was signed, the Congress resolved to build a strong navy. The maritime skills of New England and th e ti m be r, p itch and turpentine of the colonies had made them a major resource for the British navy; this resource the Americans now turned toward their own ends. Fowler describes how a small group of delegates to Congress, led by John Adam s an d str on gly su ppo rted by Washington, labored to form a powerful fighting fleet. He describes the difficulty of enlisting men for the navy (they preferred to sail on privateers where they could reap rich rewards from capturing enemy vessel s) , th e jock eyi ng f or c omma nd by captains, the building of ships in shipyards all up and down the coast. The fledgling navy made some terrible blunders - most notably the disastrous Penobscot expedition which cost the Americans dearly - but it also en joyed mom ents of gr eat g lory, particularly under its greatest commander, John Paul Jones. Fowler describes both the failures and the successes, and he surveys the story not just of the navy itself but of the privateers and merchant s hip s tha t f ought along side it." Light wrinkling and edge wear at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has slight edge browning on inside, light wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE REPORT ON THE BALLISTIC MISSILE:  ITS TECHNOLOGY, LOGISTICS AND STRATEGY., Gantz, Kenneth, Lt. Col., editor.  Preface by General Thomas D. White.  Introduction by Major General Bernard A. Schriever.
11 Gantz, Kenneth, Lt. Col., editor. Preface by General Thomas D. White. Introduction by Major General Bernard A. Schriever. THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE REPORT ON THE BALLISTIC MISSILE: ITS TECHNOLOGY, LOGISTICS AND STRATEGY.
Garden City, New York Doubleday 1958 Hard Cover Good+ 
338 pp, 8 1/2" H. Blue cloth with silver lettering on spine and front board. B&w photographs, drawings, map. Contents: Editor's Introduction; List of Illustrations; Chronology of Major Events in the Develop-ment of Air Force Ballistic Missiles; Preface: Missiles and the Race Toward Space; Introduction: The USAF BM Program; Air Force Missile Experience; Missiles in Perspective; Command and Control of BMs; Organizing and Manning BM Units; The BM and Operational Capability; Missilemen - Present and Future; The BM Test Program; Logistics for the BM; Impact of the BM on Warfare; Impact of the BM on Defense; Impact of the BM on Industry; SAC and the BM; Appendices: Notes on Technical Aspects of BMs; Fundamental Equations of Force Survival; The BM and Its Elusive Targets; The USAF Reports to Congress; A Glossary of Terms Related to the BM; Biographical Notes. Previous owner's name/date on front free endpaper, small paper clip indentation and rust mark at top edge of page leaf 29/30 - rust marks on adjacent pages and clip indentation on several pages, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, several light rub marks on boards, light edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Grosset & Dunlap, New York, n.d. 
385 pp, 8vo (8 5/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, colour frontispiece. "The subject of the following biography, the celebrated Colonel Daniel Boone, is one of the most remarkable men which this country has produced. His cha racter is marked with originality, and his actions were important and influential in one of the most interesting periods of our history - that of the early settlement of Kentucky. Boone is generally acknowledged as the founder of that State . H i s h aving explored it alone to a considerable extent; his leading the earliest bands of settlers; his founding Boonesborough, the nucleus of the future State; his having defended this and other stations successfully against the attacks of th e I nd ia ns ; a nd the prominent part which he took in military affairs at this period of distress and peril, certainly render his claims to the distinguished honor of founding Kentucky very strong. But Boone, personally, reaped very little bene fi t f rom hi s p at rio tic and disinterested exertions. The lands which he had first cultivated and defended, were taken from him by the chicanery of the law; other lands granted to him by the Spanish government were lost by his inattention to le gal f or ms; and in h is old age he was without an acre of land which he could call his own. A few years before his death a small tract, such as any other settler in Missouri was entitled to, was granted him by Congress. But he has left to his nu mero us pos teri ty a nobl er inhe ritance - that of an imperishable fame in the annals of his country!" Small bump at corners of boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight browning at edges, slight fading of color on top of text block. Dus t jac ket has been pric e clip ped , has small edge chips and tears - some with creases, heavy fading to spine color, light soiling, water stain on front panel. Good+/Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
13 Kaiser, Robert G. COLD WINTER, COLD WAR.
Stein and Day, New York, 1974, first edition. 
226 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0812816250 "....sheds new light on the origins of the Cold War. (Kaiser) brings into the debate factors that others have ignored, most notably the influence on foreign policy of domes tic political and economic conditions in 1946 and 1947 in the United States and Great Britain. 'The Truman Doctrine - the beginning of the Cold War - was closely tied to the events of its time, events largely forgotten now, but crucially i m p o r t a n t then', writes Kaiser. 'Who recalls the fuel crisis of February, 1947, when Britain appeared for a moment on the verge of utter collapse? Yet without the crisis, there would have been no Truman Doctrine and no Marshall Plan in 1947 . W ho r ec al ls t h e strength of the anti-British feeling in the American Congress after the War? Yet it was that emotion, and President Truman's fear of its influence, that was largely responsible for the strident tone of the Truman Doctrine s pee ch. ' (Th is boo k) is more than a reassessment. It is based in part on the author's personal interviews with world leaders who played important parts in the events discussed - Dean Acheson, Clark Clifford, Averell Harriman, Clement Atlee, and Ric hard H .S. Cro ssma n, amo ng others." Small ridge and corresponding dint on front endpapers, small sticker ghost mark on free front endpaper, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor browning to edges of boards. Dust jacket ha s mo derat e edg e w ear/ crea sing at top/ bottom of spine and flap-folds - heavier at top of spine with one tear, light rubbing, a few very small edge tears. Very Good/Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
THE UNITED STATES CAPITOL:  AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY., Kerwood, John R.  With the assistance of Patricia E. Cline, Mary F. Organ and Eileen M. Bartscher.  Foreword by Henry Steele Commager.
14 Kerwood, John R. With the assistance of Patricia E. Cline, Mary F. Organ and Eileen M. Bartscher. Foreword by Henry Steele Commager. THE UNITED STATES CAPITOL: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY.
Norman University of Oklahoma Press 1973 0806110309 / 9780806110301 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
448 pp, 9 1/2" H. "From the time of its conception in 1790 (the Capitol) has undergone extensive alterations, additions, and refurbishing. When the United States Capitol Historical Society began to explore the possibility of issuing a history of the Capitol, it discovered an overwhelming number of books, periodicals, newspaper articles, and public documents dealing with the Capitol. The society concluded that what was needed was an annotated bibliographical guide to works concerned with the building. This book is the result. The 2,290 entries here arranged alphabetically by author or title, have been annotated with a guide to contents, pertinent pagination, headings, and chapters. A detailed index has been included for the convenience of the user. For the historian, architect, or layman who wants information about the Capitol and its development, this volume will serve as an indispensable reference guide." Two tiny corner bumps, very slight fading to color at top corner of front board. Dust jacket has original price crossed out with a different price, has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one very small tear archivally taped, one very small chip, a few tiny scuffs on spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
CANADA & THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 1774-1783., Lanctot, Gustave.  Translated by Margaret M. Cameron.
15 Lanctot, Gustave. Translated by Margaret M. Cameron. CANADA & THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 1774-1783.
George G. Harrap, London, 1967. 
321 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "The propagandists in the American Revolution were many, and the pattern of their interaction was complex. There were pressure groups in Canada, in the American colonies, and in Great Britain, each motivated by self-interest and self-faith. The British, the Americans, the French-Canadian priests and seigneurs, the French under Lafayette, and the French-Canadian habitant all tried to manipulate the others. The c h a r a c t e r s and factions of the Revolutionary drama appear and disappear intermittently on the scene as the author gives a detailed chronological relation of the events that took place in Canada. The agitation preceding and following the pas sa ge o f th e Qu eb ec Act, and the invasions of Arnold, Allen, and Montgomery are seen against the backdrop of action taking place in the American colonies. Not only has the author conveyed the complexity of the period, but he has done so with sym pat het ic ho ne sty , a nd p resents both the strengths and weaknesses of the parties involved. Carleton may be tolerant to the interests of his subjects, but he is also too hesitant to punish, too inclined to procrastinate. The habitant has ten acio us l oya lty to his own lan d and family, but preserves these by shifting allegiances or by maintaining a neutralist position....This finely-drawn picture of Canada during the Revolutionary period will give the reader a deeper understandin g of the c harac teri stic s o f bo th F renc h- and English-speaking Canadians." Light cigarette odor, very light browning to edges of textblock, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has creasing and wear at top/b ottom of spi ne an d fla p fo lds, a few smal l c losed tears - archivally taped, light browning, light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 19.95 USD
THE NEW FORCE:  THE STORY OF ATOMS AND PEOPLE., Lapp, Ralph E.  Foreword by Stewart Alsop.
16 Lapp, Ralph E. Foreword by Stewart Alsop. THE NEW FORCE: THE STORY OF ATOMS AND PEOPLE.
New York Harper & Brothers 1953 Hard Cover Very Good Fair 
238 pp, 8 3/8" H. Contents: Foreword; About People and Atomic Energy; The New Force; From Manhattan to Nagasaki; Postwar Development; Destruction Unlimited; The Atomic Impasse; Battlefield A-Weapons; Peacetime Power; Atomic Engines; The Atom - Man's Servant; Secrecy and the Atom; Power for the Future; Index. "The story beings with early atomic experiments in distant laboratories in Italy and Germany and leads swiftly up to Professor Einstein's fateful letter to President Roosevelt, and the overnight mobilization of American science. We see the mammoth plants at Oak Ridge and Hanford thrown up in haste to solve the riddle of separating the U-235 isotope from the U-238, the first controlled chain reaction in the squash courts of a Middlewest university; the crucial work in the laboratories at Los Alamos. (It) brings the military and diplomatic story up to date, detailing the atomic scientists' 'march on Washington', the establishment of the AEC, the Bikini tests, the multiplying of the A-bomb's destructive power; and, within seven short years, the coming of the H-bomb. And there is the story of atomic energy's present and future potential in peace as well as in war - as an instrument for industrial power as well as military; for science, medicine, agriculture as well as (perhaps instead of) strategic and tactical weapons." Previous owner's name and date on free front endpaper, very light browning to endpapers, very light toning to margins of pages, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear, light browning to fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has heavy wear and small chips/tears at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light to moderate general edge wear, light to moderate rubbing with some small areas of surface paper loss/staining at bottom of front panel, light browning on inside, tiny stain on rear panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1982. 
299 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0192158635 B&w plates. "(I)n this gripping full-length account of his first exile we see Napoleon not as the Man of Destiny but scaled down to human size, his field of action no longer the whole of Europe but the comic-opera kingdom of Elba. Even on this tiny island the habits of power persisted, and Napoleon acted the role of the great commander, the lawgiver, the patron of the arts and sciences, and in all his dealings r e v e a l e d himself as an egotist of great personal charm. (The author's) account of his year in exile is an exciting story of plot and counter-plot, of careless statesmen, political intriguers, dissident soldiers, and secret agents. Napoleon' s wa it in g ga me on Elba is played against a background of unrest in France, muddle in England, and warlike quarrels among the Allies trying to redraw the map of Europe at the Congress of Vienna." Dust jacket has one small closed tear archivally t ape d, lig ht ru bbi ng, some soft wrinkling at top edge, minor edge browning. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
Toronto City of Toronto / R.G. McLean 1920 Full-Leather Good+ 
301 pp, 9 3/16" H. Textured leather over flexible card covers with gilt lettering on spine and front board. Profusely illustrated with sepiatone photographs, colour Coat of Arms, decorated title page, tissue covered reproduction of "The Fathers of Confederation", decorative headpieces and initial capitals to chapters and fold-out colour map at rear. Contents include: Agricultural Development; Agricultural Implement Production; Automotive Vehicle Industry; Banking and Currency; Canada and the (First World) War; The Story of Confederation; Dairying; Education System; Fisheries; Flour Milling; Forests; Fur and Game Resources and Birds; Immigration; Industrial Development; Insurance; Live Stock and Meat Packing Industry; Power Resources; Pulp and Paper; Railway Development; Tobacco Growing and Prospects; Toronto; Water Transportation, etc., etc. Interior - very light browning to edges of endpapers, one small area of edge wrinkling on fold-out map, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear - more at corners including tiny piece missing at bottom corners, some browning to spine, light rubbing and some light variation to colour on spine and front cover. 
Price: 50.00 USD
Toronto Doubleday Canada 1983 0385128126 / 9780385128124 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
362 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "The devastating story of Cape Breton's miners and the strikes they launched against the companies that owned their homes, their possessions, and their churches. Canadians - and the rest of the world - will be shocked by accounts of police brutality and murder, mass demonstrations, rebellion, scandalous politicking, and most of all, desperate poverty and hunger. The miners had always been paid starvation wages by companies that held total monopolies of such towns as Glace Bay. The first time they launched a strike in 1905, soldiers were brought in and machine guns and barbed wire were set up around the mining communities. Credit was cut off from company stores (the only stores). Miners were evicted from company-owned houses (the only houses) in the middle of winter. The death toll was enormous. Strikes over the next fifteen years simply led to continued harrassment and eviction. At one time, the company was permitted, by government order, to employ hundreds of special police, mounted on horseback and supplied with guns and heavy sticks, to batter miners into submission. James Bryson McLachlan was the hero of the Cape Bretoners when he took up their cause and organized strikers and entered into negotiations with the companies. (This) is also his story - and the story of the beginnings of the labour movement for all of Canada." Small Christmas gift inscription on front free endpaper, a few tiny dents on bottom of text block, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning at edges, light rubbing/soiling on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, (1971), reprint, book club edition. 
532 pp, 8vo (9 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illus. Contents: Balance Sheet at Mid-War; Vicksburg: The Organized Victory; Gettysburg: The Fumbled Victory; The Officers, the Soldiers, the People; Northern Morale and the Elections of 1863 ; Minuet in Tennessee; The Great Boom in the North; The Sweep of Organization; Prison Walls of the Confederacy; Discouragement and Determination: Southern Morale, 1863; Under the Trampling Armies: The Tragic Lot of the Freedment; Lincoln, Con g r e s s a nd the Radicals; A New Crisis in Foreign Relations. Tiny stain at top corner of text block, 3" soft crease at fore-edge of half-title page. Dust jacket has light rubbing, minor edge wear/wrinkling, two tiny edge tears. Near Fine/Very G oo d+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
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