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PRAGUE WINTER:  A PERSONAL STORY OF REMEMBRANCE AND WAR, 1937-1948., Albright, Madeleine.  With Bill Woodward.
1 Albright, Madeleine. With Bill Woodward. PRAGUE WINTER: A PERSONAL STORY OF REMEMBRANCE AND WAR, 1937-1948.
New York Harper 2012 0062030310 / 9780062030313 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
467 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "(T)akes readers from the Bohemian capital's thousand-year-old castle to the bomb shelters of London, from the desolate prison ghetto of Terezin to the highest councils of European and American government. Albright reflects on her discovery of her family's Jewish heritage many decades after the war, on her Czech homeland's tangled history, and on the stark moral choices faced by her parents and their generation. Often relying on eyewitness descrip-tions, she tells the story of how millions of ordinary citizens were ripped from familiar surroundings and forced into new roles as exiled leaders and collaborators, victims and killers. These events of enormous complexity are nevertheless shaped by concepts familair to any growing child: fear, trust, adaptation, the search for identity, the pressure to conform, the quest for independence, and the difference between right and wrong. At once a deeply personal memoir and an incisive work of history, 'Prague Winter' serves as a guide to the future through the lessons of the past - as seen through the eyes of one of the international community's most respected and fascinating figures." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
OTHER LOSSES:  AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE MASS DEATHS OF GERMAN PRISONERS AT THE HANDS OF THE FRENCH AND AMERICANS AFTER WORLD WAR II., Bacque, James.
2 Bacque, James. OTHER LOSSES: AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE MASS DEATHS OF GERMAN PRISONERS AT THE HANDS OF THE FRENCH AND AMERICANS AFTER WORLD WAR II.
Toronto Stoddart 1989 0773722696 / 9780773722699 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
248 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs and drawings. "In the U.S. Army prison camps of western Germany at the end of World War II, almost four million German soldiers were held prisoner outdoors, in barbed-wire enclosures, with little or no food and water, for many months. The French Army, which took some 630,000 prisoners from the Americans to use as reparations labor, starved and mistreated them so badly that likely 250,000 died. In the American camps, at least 750,000 died. Most were soldiers of the Wehrmacht who surrendered on May 8, 1945, but many scores of thousands were women, children and old men. The deaths were simply listed as 'OTHER LOSSES". In painstaking, wide-ranging research, the author has interviewed hundreds of prisoners, guards and army officers and has amassed many thousands of pages of evidence from Army archives in Paris, Koblenz, London, Washington and Ottawa. He was ably assisted by senior U.S. Army historian Col. Ernest F. Fisher. How the public was fooled, the U.S. State Department co-opted, the International Committee of the Red Cross deceived, the press negated, the U.S. Senate neutered, books censored, archives destroyed and senior officials inveigled into the coverup - all this is outlined in a work that destroys the genial myths about Allied war aims and exposes the sources of cynical Cold War propaganda that blamed the Russians for all the deaths among these prisoners." Slight bump at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light browning at top/bottom edges of flaps, very light rubbing, tiny scuff on front panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HITLER'S HENCHMEN., Capelle, Henk van, Dr. and Bovenkamp, Peter van de, Dr.
3 Capelle, Henk van, Dr. and Bovenkamp, Peter van de, Dr. HITLER'S HENCHMEN.
Bison, London, 1990. 
192 pp, folio (14 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0861246209 "Created, ordered and led by Hitler, the state apparatus of Nazi Germany rigorously controlled all aspects of life in the Third Reich from cradle to grave. To maintain his iron grip on the German people through the ministries of his dictatorial government, Hitler surrounded himself with a small clique of fanatical, devoted acolytes. Men such as Heinrich Himmler, the much-feared chief of the Waffen-SS and organiser of t h e Holocaust, and Hermann Goering, the bombastic head of the Luftwaffe, wielded enormous power and held the fate of millions in their corrupt hands. (This book) tells the inside story of the Third Reich, looking at the personalities, roles and ri va lr ies of Hitler's closest associates: Joseph Goebbels, the astute propaganda minister; Joachim von Ribbentrop, the Reich's chief diplomat; Rudolph Hess, Hitler's disgraced deputy; Albert Speer, the manager of the Reich's economy; Baldur von S chi rac h, the fanatic who moulded the thoughts of the youth of Germany; Alfred Rosenberg, the man who created the philosophical framework for the ideology of Nazisim; Martin Bormann, Hitler's enigmatic advisor; and Evan Braun, Hitler's mistress. W ritt en b y ( two) noted Dutch historians, (it) reveals the truth behind the fascade of the Third Reich and is an important contribution to the literature of the Nazi era. Illustrated with 300 photographs, many in colour, this book is a must for an y stu dent of t he rise and fall of the Third Reich and its leaders." Bokk is slightly cocked, has light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners. Dust jacket has light rubbing, several small edge tears with old tape repairs, light to moderate e dge we ar/wr inkli ng - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny dints on front panel, a few small faint line indentations on rear panel. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
RIOTS AND RELIGION IN NEWFOUNDLAND: THE CLASH BETWEEN PROTESTANTS AND CATHOLICS IN THE EARLY SETTLEMENT OF NEWFOUNDLAND., Dawe, David.
4 Dawe, David. RIOTS AND RELIGION IN NEWFOUNDLAND: THE CLASH BETWEEN PROTESTANTS AND CATHOLICS IN THE EARLY SETTLEMENT OF NEWFOUNDLAND.
Flanker, St. John's, Newfoundland, 2011, first edition. 
244 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 9781926881041 B&w illustrations. "(D)elves into the history of conflict between our English and Irish ancestors, a controversial topic that has been overlooked, diminished, or completely ignored in many history book s. (The author) retraces the foundation of Newfoundland's religious history and explains how the battle between the English Protestants and the Irish Roman Catholics continued from the old country into the New World. This book will take you back i n time as it highlights heinous crimes such as the murders of Magistrate William Keen, explores the uprising of the United Irish Society, and describes many other violent - and sometimes murderous - acts perpetrated between men and women of this p ro vince in the name of God and religion." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, minor corner wear on front cover. Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE WAR DIARIES OF WEARY DUNLOP.  JAVA AND THE BURMA-THAILAND RAILWAY, 1942-1945., Dunlop, E.E.  Foreword by Colonel Sir Laurens van der Post.
5 Dunlop, E.E. Foreword by Colonel Sir Laurens van der Post. THE WAR DIARIES OF WEARY DUNLOP. JAVA AND THE BURMA-THAILAND RAILWAY, 1942-1945.
Penguin, Victoria, Australia, 1990, 6th printing. 
475 pp, 7 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 0140128611 B&w photographs, reproductions. "This (is the) fascinating account of Sir Edward Dunlop's experiences as senior medical officer in prisoner-of-war camps in Java and on the Burma-Thailand Railway." In terior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to edges of text block, light rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LONG KNIVES AND SHORT MEMORIES: THE SPANDAU PRISON STORY., Fishman, Jack.
6 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.
7 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
 
 
YEAR OF THE HYENAS:  A NOVEL OF MURDER IN ANCIENT EGYPT., Geagley, Brad.
8 Geagley, Brad. YEAR OF THE HYENAS: A NOVEL OF MURDER IN ANCIENT EGYPT.
Simon & Schuster, New York, 2005, first edition. 
291 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 074325080X The author's first novel. "From the oldest known court transcripts in history, Egyptologists have long known about the mysterious death of Ramses III, involving intrigue, am bition, greed, and crimes of passion on a huge, though hidden, scale. In (this book), Brad Geagley takes this event - a struggle that nearly brought ancient Egypt to its knees - as the backdrop for a story that is every bit as captivating a s t h e d i stant civilization it resurrects. At the heart of the novel is Semerket, the so-called Clerk of Investigations and Secrets, a detecive half-paralyzed by problems of his own, with a reputation for heavy drinking and tactless behavior t ow a rd s th e g re at, the powerful, and the holy, a kind of Sam Spade of the ancient world, deeply (and dangerously) addicted to the truth. Hard-bitten, deeply flawed, he is retained by the authorities to investigate what is considered an ins ign ifi ca nt mu rde r of an elderly, insignificant Theban priestess. They fail to inform him, however, that they don't expect him to solve the case. In fact, they don't want him to...." A few tiny marks on free rear endpaper, minor wrinkling as t to p/bo tto m o f s pine , min or edge soiling. Dust jacket has some minor edge wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE UNRELIABLE LIFE OF HARRY THE VALET: THE GREAT VICTORIAN JEWEL THIEF., Hamilton, Duncan.
9 Hamilton, Duncan. THE UNRELIABLE LIFE OF HARRY THE VALET: THE GREAT VICTORIAN JEWEL THIEF.
London Century 2011 1846058139 / 9781846058134 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
311 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w illustrations. "October 17, 1898, en route to Paris's Gare du Nord station, the Dowager Duchess of Sutherland's jewels were stolen from her train carriage. More than forty pieces, worth nearly 2 million Pounds today, disappeared that night, and the perpetrator along with them. It would become one of the most widely reported heists of the late Victorian era, but what no one knew was that the man who committed this most daring and well-planned theft had already committed nine almost identical crimes. A man who wore bespoke suits and handmade shoes; who used a dozen pseudonyms to dust over his tracks; who belonged to three smart London clubs and lived in the luxury of West End hotels; whose staple diet was champagne and whisky; who was pursued by London's top detectives for five and a half years and - by their own admission - proved smarter than them. A man who fell so much in love with a woman that he would steal and lie for her, only to be betrayed by her." Book is slightly cocked. Dust jacket has some areas of very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WIZARD SERIES.  7 VOLUMES FROM THE SERIES: THE WIZARD OF 4TH STREET / THE WIZARD OF WHITECHAPEL / THE WIZARD OF SUNSET STRIP / THE WIZARD OF RUE MORGUE / THE SAMURAI WIZARD / THE WIZARD OF SANTA FE / THE WIZARD OF LOVECRAFT'S CAFE., Hawke, Simon.
10 Hawke, Simon. WIZARD SERIES. 7 VOLUMES FROM THE SERIES: THE WIZARD OF 4TH STREET / THE WIZARD OF WHITECHAPEL / THE WIZARD OF SUNSET STRIP / THE WIZARD OF RUE MORGUE / THE SAMURAI WIZARD / THE WIZARD OF SANTA FE / THE WIZARD OF LOVECRAFT'S CAFE.
New York Popular Library Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good - Dave Mattingly, cover art. 
Seven books from Simon Hawke's 'Wizard Series', 6 3/4" H. *The group on offer here does not include the prequel (The Wizard of Camelot), the final volume (The Last Wizard) or the spinoff (The Nine Lives of Catseye Gomez).* 1. The Wizard of 4th Street - 247 pp, 3rd printing, ISBN 0445208422 - Wyrdrune (a less-than-competent student wizard) and Kira (a beautiful cat burglar) have "managed to pull off the heist of the 23rd century. The place was a posh Fifth Avenue gallery. The room was full of sorcerers bidding their heads off - and Wyrdrune and Kira made off with three invaluable jewels. Now, they've got hired killers, Arab magnates, and every punk magician in New York after them. The real trouble is that the stones are enchanted. Which means they keep coming back to Wyrdrune, and he can't get rid of them - or Kira - for love or money. It's going to take serious thaumaturgic research to unravel a mysterious spell that goes back to the dawn of time." 2. The Wizard of Whitechapel - 215 pp, 2nd printing, ISBN 0445203048 - "A telephathic dream shared by (Wyrdrune and Kira); a dream that called them to England to save the last survivor of Camelot. Only when they awoke, the nightmare became real. An enchantment from the dawn of time united (them) with a shady French witch, a 300-pound fairy, and a feisty thirteen-year-old English punk street urchin named Billy Slade - who is a lot more than what he seems. But can this unlikely team prevail over the awesome, ancient power that is loose in London, stalking the mist-enshrouded streets at night and savaging its victims? Can anything defeat the necromancy of the Dark Ones?" 3. The Wizard of Sunset Strip - 202 pp, 2nd printing, ISBN 0445207027 - "A devil haunts the City of Angels - a fiend who is carving his own Hollywood legend on the bodies of young women. Is the killer a psychopath? Or a relentless evil from the dawn of time? Only (Wyrdrune, Kira and Billy Slade) can tackle the case that baffles the police. Why are people disap-pearing? Why was the only suspect torn to pieces in his jail cell? From the glitz and glamour of Tinsel-town to movie sets where ominous shadows leave footprints in the ground, Wyrdrune and his band must find a way to stop the murders - before a fantasyland of eternal horror is created in a temple of innocence." 4. The Wizard of the Rue Morgue - 201 pp, 1st printing, ISBN 0445207043 - "Responding to an ally's plea, the bearers of the runestones must outwit the gendarmes to free an innocent man. Meanwhile, Parisian street children are disappearing as a chain of bizarre slaughters brings a new horror to the Rue Morgue. And beneath the streets, in the seweres and Catacombs, the immortal Dark Ones prepare a gruesome trap to destroy the runestones. Their plan: unleash a bestial army on Paris and drown the city in a sea of blood." 5. The Samura Wizard - 214 pp, 1st printing, ISBN 0446361321 - "Tokyo, Japan, a thriving metropolis powered by a blend of technology and magic. But some inhuman entity is murdering women and Inspector Akiro Katayama, sorcerer agent in charge of crimes involving magic, has just one clue to work with - a dragon's scale. Enlisting the aid of Japan's greatest wizard and a streetwise homicide detective, he tries desperately to solve the case - but he has no idea of the awewome power he is dealing with. (Wyrdrune, Kira, Billy Slade & Modred are the only ones who) know the identity of the beautiful necromancer behind the killings - but can they stop her before she unleashes the most deadly spell of all?" 6. The Wizard of Santa Fe - 349 pp, 1st printing, ISBN 0446361941 - "The Pueblo Indians called it the Dancing Ground of the Sun, but now an evil force from the dawn of time threatens to turn this peacful city into a place of eternal darkness. With the coming of the Second Thaumaturgic Age magic has returned to the city, and it is here that adept Paul Ramirez hopes to pass on the old knowledge he has gained from the legendary Merlin Ambrosius. Soon, however, he'll find himself tracking down a vicious killer - in league with (Kira, Wyrdrune, Billy Slade) and a tough-talking one-eyed cat named Gomez. He'll need all the help he can get - on a Santa Fe trail of necromancy fast turning into a blood-soaked Festival of the Damned!" 7. The Wizard of Love-craft's Cafe - 210 pp, 1st printing, ISBN 0446365173 - "Undercover cop John Angelo had enough to worry about, posing as a contract killer to infiltrate the mob. Then a necromantic ambush results in his death, and Angleo comes back as something more than what he was - a blend of his own personality with that of a two-thousand-year-old sorcerer - Modred. His wizard half is needed to help Wyrdrune and Kira defeat the ancient Dark Ones now united to destroy the mystic Runestones, whose magic spell has pursued evil from the dawn of time. But his undercover cop half has lost his memory and thinks he's the lethal hit man Johnny Angel. And now Johnny is being stalked by an immortal killer - one who makes even the mob look like a bunch of amateurs!" All volumes have a slight lean to the spine, light edge wear - a little more on '...4th street' and '...Whitechapel', light browning to edges of text block; '...Samurai' and '...Sante Fe' have light creases on spine; ...Whitechapel has a looped ink line at top of front cover and water stains/waviness at bottom of book. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
O.P.P.:  THE HISTORY OF THE ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE FORCE., Higley, Dahn D.
11 Higley, Dahn D. O.P.P.: THE HISTORY OF THE ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE FORCE.
Toronto Queen's Printer 1984 0774389648 / 9780774389648 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
668 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "The OPP came into existence (in 1909) with a total strength of fifty-one men, of whom forty-four were constables deployed across the vast province. By the end of World War I in 1918, only twenty-six constables were still serving with the force, but returning veterans were sought for enlistment with the provincials and the force grew, assuming every-increasing responsibilities for policing the province. Liquor law enforcement during the rumrunning days of the 1920s, and the creation of a highway patrol in 1930 played major parts in the evolution of the provincial police. The story of the OPP includes tales of murder, sabotage, corruption, and political influences. There were relief expeditions to the north in the wake of devastating forest fires, and confrontations with hoboes, harvesters, and loafers. Violent crimes, jail-breaks, war services, and industrial disputes all had to be contended with, and not a few members of the provincial police were killed in the performance of their duties over the years. 'Hepburn's Private Army' and 'Drew's Gestapo' gave rise to much criticism of the provincials, and embarrassing Royal Commissions did little to enhance the image or the morale of Ontario's finest. Despite the challenges to its continued existence, the OPP has emerged today as one of the finest, best equipped, and most brilliantly led police forces in the world." Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top edge.. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
TO KILL A TIGER:  A MEMOIR OF KOREA, Lee, Jid.  (Jeong Hwa Lee.)
12 Lee, Jid. (Jeong Hwa Lee.) TO KILL A TIGER: A MEMOIR OF KOREA
New York Overlook Press 2010 159020266X / 9781590202661 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Fine 
350 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "When Jid Lee was born in South Korea in 1955, it was into a country in crisis. Only two years had passed since the Korean War armistice, and the wounds were still fresh and gaping. Families had been divided, often forever, by the creation of separate North and South Koreas, and the survivors of the schism fought to put their lives back together after the horrors of half a century of warfare and political oppression. Interweaving her five-generation family saga with the major Korean historical events of the last century, Jid Lee illuminates the heartbreaking circumstances surrounding the Korean War and tackles such difficult and provocative topics as the Comfort Women of World War II, the thirty-five-year Japanese occupation of Korea, the advent of Christianity and the political problems that blossomed with its arrival, and the My Lai-esque massacre at No Gun Ri, a story that has been covered up for sixty years and is only just coming to light. In this story of triumph against overwhelming odds, Lee captures the struggles of the men and especially the women in her family to achieve, to receive recognition, and to fight against the injustice of a centuries-old system." Very faint, small mark on fore edge of textblock near rear board, tiny bump at bottom of front hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SELECTED POEMS FROM THE PEN OF THE HONOURABLE MORRISON MANN MACBRIDE.  VOLUME 1., MacBride, Morrison Mann.
13 MacBride, Morrison Mann. SELECTED POEMS FROM THE PEN OF THE HONOURABLE MORRISON MANN MACBRIDE. VOLUME 1.
Brantford, Ontario Ralph V. MacBride 1938 First Edition Hard Cover Good- 
149 pp, 8 3/4" H, black cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold lettering and decoration on front board. Two b&w photographs. Poems by a former mayor of Brantford, Ontario, who was a printer by trade and once the Minister of Labour for Ontario. Includes a 'Biographical Sketch' by his son, Ralph V. MacBride. Titles include, To the Folks: The printer man; The Crimes Beyond the Rhine: Who's to stay the hand of Hitler?; To-day and Then: In Flanders Fields the poppies grow; Christmas: Here's a wish for all good neighbours; Ireland: In Ireland now, a Spaniard rules; Saint Patrick's Day: It must have been God's heart; World Peace: Anglo-Saxon hearts have quickened; The Canadian Call: O'er all this land, there floats a flag; If They Could Speak: To our soldier sons now sleeping; To "Do" and Then to Teach: The Prince of Wales, he showed the way; Sportsmanship: If you knew well that you were wrong; Fishin' Time: Have you ever gone afishin'; The Armistice: The armistice was signed; The Lions Club and the Children: If you love God's little children; Along the Way: Our lives must touch with other lives; etc., etc. Light to moderate browning to endpapers, very light browning at page edges, light foxing at bottom of pages xv to xix, small dent and tear at bottom edge of pages 127 to 152, very light bump at top corners of boards, light soiling on boards - mainly front board, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, moderate browning to edges of text block 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
PEACEKEEPER:  THE ROAD TO SARAJEVO., MacKenzie, Lewis.
14 MacKenzie, Lewis. PEACEKEEPER: THE ROAD TO SARAJEVO.
Vancouver Douglas & McIntyre 1993 155054098X / 9781550540987 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
345 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps. "Brave, tough, resourceful, and, rarest of all, blessed with an irreverent sense of humour, (Major-General Lewis) MacKenzie needed all those qualities for the biggest assignment of his military career: striving for peace among the warring factions in the former Yugoslavia. In this riveting memoir, MacKenzie describes how he created Sector Sarajevo, and with a 30-nation UN force set out to liberate the airport to receive desperately needed food and medical supplies. MacKenzie's outstanding and unorthodox leadership catapulted him to the status of an international celebrity, as he used the media - 'the only weapon I had' - to maximum advantage. Against the daily drama of shelling, sabotage, murder and shameless propaganda, motivated by ethnic hatreds, MacKenzie's adventures in Sarajevo read like a war novel - except that it is all tragically true. With the verve of a natural storyteller, (he) also recounts the often bizarre highlights of eight previous peacekeeping tours in the Middle East, Cyprus and Vietnam. From bluffing his way through the Turkish-Cypriot lines to boisterous forays into Saigon's netherworld; from basketball in the Gaza Strip to dodging sniper fire in Sarajevo; from daring diplomatic improvisations to bluntly outspoken criticisms of the UN bureaucracy: here is a veteran peackeeper's frank, funny and unforgettable story." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine/front hinge. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, tiny tear and wrinkling at bottom of front hinge/front panel. 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
PEACEKEEPER:  THE ROAD TO SARAJEVO., MacKenzie, Lewis.
15 MacKenzie, Lewis. PEACEKEEPER: THE ROAD TO SARAJEVO.
Vancouver Douglas & McIntyre 1993 155054098X / 9781550540987 First Edition Very Good Very Good+ 
345 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps. "Brave, tough, resourceful, and, rarest of all, blessed with an irreverent sense of humour, (Major-General Lewis) MacKenzie needed all those qualities for the biggest assignment of his military career: striving for peace among the warring factions in the former Yugoslavia. In this riveting memoir, MacKenzie describes how he created Sector Sarajevo, and with a 30-nation UN force set out to liberate the airport to receive desperately needed food and medical supplies. MacKenzie's outstanding and unorthodox leadership catapulted him to the status of an international celebrity, as he used the media - 'the only weapon I had' - to maximum advantage. Against the daily drama of shelling, sabotage, murder and shameless propaganda, motivated by ethnic hatreds, MacKenzie's adventures in Sarajevo read like a war novel - except that it is all tragically true. With the verve of a natural storyteller, (he) also recounts the often bizarre highlights of eight previous peacekeeping tours in the Middle East, Cyprus and Vietnam. From bluffing his way through the Turkish-Cypriot lines to boisterous forays into Saigon's netherworld; from basketball in the Gaza Strip to dodging sniper fire in Sarajevo; from daring diplomatic improvisations to bluntly outspoken criticisms of the UN bureaucracy: here is a veteran peackeeper's frank, funny and unforgettable story." Slight bump at bottom of spine with a tiny tear at bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor crease at bottom of front flap. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
16 MacKenzie, Lewis. PEACEKEEPER: THE ROAD TO SARAJEVO.
HarperCollins, Toronto, 1994. 
546 pp, mass market paperback. ISBN 0006380492 B&w photographs, maps. "In 1992 Major-General Lewis MacKenzie was appointed as Chief of Staff to the United Nations Protection Force in the former Yugoslavia. In the biggest assignment of his militar y career, MacKenzie created Sector Sarajevo and, with a 30-nation UN force, liberated the Sarajevo airport for the delivery of desperately needed food and medical supplies. Against the daily drama of shelling, sabotage, murder and shameless p r o p a g a nda motivated by ethnic hatreds, MacKenzie's adventures in Sarajevo read like a war novel - except that it is all tragically true." Interior - light browning on inside of covers, slight waviness to fore-edge of text block, otherwise cle an a nd t ig ht with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wrinkling, small line indentation on rear cover, faint crease down spine. Very Good+ 
Price: 9.00 USD
 
 
STEVENSON UNDER THE PALM TREES., Manguel, Alberto.
17 Manguel, Alberto. STEVENSON UNDER THE PALM TREES.
Thomas Allen, Toronto, 2003, Ist Canadian edition. 
97 pp + notes, 7 1/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0887621384 B&w woodcuts by Robert Louis Stevenson. "....a story of mystery, murder, and the passion of an artist. Centering on Robert Louis Stevenson, the famous creator of 'Treasure Islan d' and 'The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Manguel paints a portrait of the writer's final days on the island of Samoa. Fighting the consumption wracking his body, Stevenson has moved with his family to the the South Seas to esc a p e t h e c o ld climate of his native Scotland. He is embraced by the Samoan people, nicknamed 'Tusitala', 'the teller of tales', and he spends his life quietly writing. But one day he encounters a strange man with a familiar Scottish brogue, a m is s io na ry wi th crazed ideas and the ability to mysteriously disappear. Peculiar things begin to occur on the island and Stevenson finds himself caught in the middle of a series of inexplicable crimes. Exploring themes of duality and t he inf lue nc e o ur dre a ms hav e on reality, Manguel has crafted a wicked tale about the nature of creation that demonstrates he is a master of the novella form...." Dust jacket has previous owner's decorative bird sticker over price label on fr ont fla p, m ino r wr ink le a t top /bot tom of spine. Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
ANGELS OF DEATH:  INSIDE THE BIKERS' GLOBAL CRIME EMPIRE., Marsden, William and Sher, Julian.
18 Marsden, William and Sher, Julian. ANGELS OF DEATH: INSIDE THE BIKERS' GLOBAL CRIME EMPIRE.
Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2006, first edition. 
464 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0676977308 B&w photographs. "While the media has continued to toast the world's most famous Hells Angel, Sonny Barger, as an American legend, the facts tell another story - the Hells A ngels are America's major crime export. (The authors) investigate how - with an estimated 2,500 full-patch members in twenty-five countries, including the UK, Australia and Holland - the Hells Angels have inspired a global sub-culture of bi k e r g a n g s that are among the most feared and violent underworld players. 'Angels of Death' takes readers to Arizona, Nevada and California, inside the biggest American police undercover operation to infiltrate the bikers; to British Columbia , wh er e w ea lt hy bikers dominate the organized crime pyramid; to Australia, where the 'bikies' shoot it out with police; to Curacao, where terrorist organizations funnel drugs to Dutch bikers; and to the streets of Oslo, Copenhagen and Helsink i, wh ere a mu rde rou s b iker war involved rocket attacks and bombs. For the first time, police officers who have infiltrated biker gangs, reveal their secrets - and the challenges, fears and horrors they experienced in their undercover roles. S her and Mar sden tak e th e re ader behind the latest headlines to tell the inside story of how the Hells Angels became so powerful, and how the police - with only a few successes - have tried to stop them." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Du st j acke t ha s ver y lig ht wr inkli ng at top of spine and front flap-fold. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE WAR ON THE HOSPITAL SHIPS 1914-1918., McGreal, Stephen.
19 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
 
 
THE CHRONOLOGICAL ATLAS OF WORLD WAR TWO.  (WORLD WAR II), Messenger, Charles.
20 Messenger, Charles. THE CHRONOLOGICAL ATLAS OF WORLD WAR TWO. (WORLD WAR II)
New York Macmillan 1989 0025843915 / 9780025843912 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Richard and Hazel Watson, maps. 
255 pp, 11 3/4" H. Over 200 maps/battle plans in shades of black, white and red. "(T)his book provides a continuous, chronological narrative, linking the theatres and showing how each affected the others, and the way in which the protagonists were forced to adjust the deployment of armies and resources between them. Each two-page spread describes and maps a particular phase in the conflict, linking its position in the order of events to previous and subsequent topics. Graphic keys supply at-a-glance locations in time and place, while a cursor bar shows the phase of the overall conflict. The maps have been designed to complement and amplify the chronological text, presenting not only the main events but also showing peripheral and incidental information to aid the reader in forming a clear picture of the course of the war. Areas depicted have been chosen with care, to include all the zones and their implicit factors that impinged upon the decision-making of the com-manders in the field as well as their political masters. As a narrative, graphic history of the Second World War, this book will provide new insights for the expert as well as a uniquely comprehensible overview for the layman." Section headings: Introduction; The Legacy of the First World War; Just a European War; Britain Alone; Hitler Turns East; The Dark Before the Dawn; Tide on the Turn; Slowly But Surley; Europe Re-Entered; Liberation; Closing In; Victory in Europe; The Ultimate Weapon; The Legacy; Further Reading; Index. Minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
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