Capricorn Books

Quick Search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
Seller Id
ISBN
Advanced Search
 
 
Browse By Category
American History & Travel
Animation, Cartoons & Comics
Antiques & Collectibles
Architecture/Interior Design
Art - Book Illustration/Illustrators
Art - Canadian
Art - First Nations/Indigenous Art
Art - General
Art Instruction (Incl. Woodworking)
Books About Books
British History
Business, Finance
Canada - Architecture
Canada - Biography
Canada - British Columbia
Canada - Folklore/Mythology
Canada - General
Canada - Maritime Provinces
Canada - Native Peoples
Canada - Natural History

View all Categories
 
Gift Card
Checkout a Gift Card


 
Go To:

Global Book Town
The independent online bookstores on Global Book Town have nearly a million used, rare and out of print books.

 

 
 
 

Search

 - 15 items found in your search

Click on Title to view full description

 
RHODESIA: THE ROAD TO REBELLION., Barber, James.
1 Barber, James. RHODESIA: THE ROAD TO REBELLION.
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.
2 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
 
 
3 Creighton, Donald. THE FORKED ROAD: CANADA, 1939-1957.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1976 077102360X / 9780771023606 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
319 pp, 9 1/4" H. One of 'The Canadian Centenary Series'. B&w plates. "Canada's declaration of war against Germany in 1939 marked the beginning of the most significant eighteen-year period in the history of this nation. By the end of the Liberal regime in 1957 the country had undergone immense growth in human and material resources. The experience of the Second World War had been followed by participation in the Korean War and ten years of the Cold War. The Great Depression had given way to a boom which had continued through the exchange crisis, serious inflation and minor recessions. In addition, new life had been generated in the arts. The new road which Canada chose to follow led directly to a new world of planning and management, of economic controls and social equalization." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - light elsewhere, rubbing and scratch to glossy front panel, a few tiny tears archivally taped, tiny scuff and tiny dent on rear panel, minor soiling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE PITY OF WAR.  EXPLAINING WORLD WAR I., Ferguson, Niall.
4 Ferguson, Niall. THE PITY OF WAR. EXPLAINING WORLD WAR I.
Basic Books, New York, 1999, book club edition. 
563 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, tables, graphs. "More than four million Americans were mobilized in 1917-18, of whom more than 100,000 were killed - double the number who died in Vietnam. This was the fir st, bloody step on the road to globalism which would characterize our foreign policy for the rest of the twentieth century. Even American literature was transformed by the impact of the war on writers like Hemingway and Fitzgerald. Internat i o n a l l y , more than any other event, the First World War made the twentieth century what it was: It toppled the four great empires of the Old World and left a fifth - the British - mortgaged to the hilt. More than nine million men lost their li ve s, y et n on e of its stated objectives were met. Rather, it spawned seven decades of Communist rule in Russia, the rise of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich, and the horror of the Holocaust. Now, as the century draws to a close, the time is righ t f or a r adi cal re ass essment of the 'Great War'. In (this book, the author) explodes the myths of 1914-18. He argues that the fatal conflict between Britain and Germany was far from inevitable. It was Britain's declaration of war that needl essl y t urne d a cont inen tal conflict into a world war, and it was Britain's economic mismanagement and military inferiority that necessitated American involvement, forever altering the global balance of power. Ferguson vividly brings back to li fe on e of the semi nal c atast roph es of the century, not through a dry citation of chronological chapter and verse, but through a series of brilliant chapters that answer the key questions: Why did the war start? Why did it continue? And why did it st op? How d id th e Germ ans ma nage to kill more soldiers than they lost but still end up defeated in November 1918? Above all, why did men fight?" Minor rubbing, tiny bump at top of front hinge. Dust jacket has one tiny edge tear and minor browni ng o n spin e. Ve ry Good +/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
5 Fowler, William M., Jr. REBELS UNDER SAIL: THE AMERICAN NAVY DURING THE REVOLUTION.
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
 
 
A HISTORY OF WOMEN IN THE WEST.  VOLUME IV. EMERGING FEMINISM FROM REVOLUTION TO WORLD WAR.  (GENERAL EDITORS: GEORGES DUBY AND MICHELLE PERROT.), Fraisse, Genevieve and Perrot, Michelle, eds.  (Dominique Godineau, Elisabeth Sledziewski, Nicole Arnaud-Duc, Stephane Michaud, Michela de Giorgio, Jean Bauberot, Nancy Green, Francoise Mayeur, Anne Higonnet, Yvonne Knibiehler, Judith Walkowitz, et
6 Fraisse, Genevieve and Perrot, Michelle, eds. (Dominique Godineau, Elisabeth Sledziewski, Nicole Arnaud-Duc, Stephane Michaud, Michela de Giorgio, Jean Bauberot, Nancy Green, Francoise Mayeur, Anne Higonnet, Yvonne Knibiehler, Judith Walkowitz, et A HISTORY OF WOMEN IN THE WEST. VOLUME IV. EMERGING FEMINISM FROM REVOLUTION TO WORLD WAR. (GENERAL EDITORS: GEORGES DUBY AND MICHELLE PERROT.)
Belknap / Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1993. 
640 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Volume IV only. ISBN 0674403738 B&w illustrations. "With its Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen, the French Revolution opened a whole new stage in the history of women, despite t heir conspicous absence from the playbill. The coming century would see women put in their place as never before, their subordination to men codified in all manner of new laws and rules; and yet the period would also witness the birth of fem i n i s m , the unprecedented emergence of women as a collective force in the political arena. The fourth volume in this world-acclaimed series covers the distance between these two poles. It gives us a vibrant picture of a bourgeouis century, dy na mi c an d ex p ansive, in which woman's role in the home was stressed more and more, even as the economic pressures and opportunities of the industrial revolution drew her out of the house; in which woman's growing role in the family as the cente r o f a ll mo ra ls an d virtues pressed her into public service fighting social ills...." Very small tear at top of spine, minor soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, two very small edge tears, very light rubbing . V ery Goo d/Ve ry Goo d 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
AN ANGEL AT MY TABLE.  AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY:  VOLUME TWO., Frame, Janet.
7 Frame, Janet. AN ANGEL AT MY TABLE. AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY: VOLUME TWO.
Hutchinson of New Zealand, Auckland, 1984, first edition. 
195 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0091569109 "Volume Two of Janet Frame's autobiography begins with her train journey from Oamaru to Dunedin to begin life as a student at Teachers' Training College and Otago University. Her shyness and insecurity made her 'different' and this, coupled with a clumsy suicide attempt, led to the first of her incarcerations in a mental hospital....Her initial meeting with Charles Brasch, the declaration of her sanity and mos t i m p o r t a ntly, the support of Frank Sargeson, bring a change of mood from one of 'a doomed eternity, all hope abandoned', to a pervading though tentative optimism. Through Frank Sargeson's acceptance of her as a person, his interest in her wr i ti ng a nd t he s upport of Karl and Kay Stead, begins her emergence into a normal lifestyle and her growing sense of the freedom to be herself. When with Frank Sargeson's help she receives a grant from the Literary Fund, she is able to 'tr ave l ove rse as and br oad en my experience'. It is this slow release from the past, this taking of a deep breath, figuratively speaking, along with Janet Frame's intense interest in the physical nature of her surroundings, that the reader will r ecal l rath er t han her des crip tio ns of 'forced submissions to custodial capture'." Top of spine is bumped, slight bump at corners of boards. Dust jacket light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of flap-folds and bottom of spine, heavy cres in g at top o f sp ine, one s mall clos ed edge tear - archivally taped, light rubbing - mainly on rear panel. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BOYS, BOMBS AND BRUSSELS SPROUTS:  A KNEES-UP, WHEELS-UP CHRONICLE OF WWII., Harvey, J. Douglas.
8 Harvey, J. Douglas. BOYS, BOMBS AND BRUSSELS SPROUTS: A KNEES-UP, WHEELS-UP CHRONICLE OF WWII.
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1982 0771040482 / 9780771040481 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
210 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). "They called them the 'Brylcreem boys' - the young flyers who streamed into England from the first declaration of war, the kids with the jaunty grins and the willingness to take terrible risks. Among them were thousands of young Canadians, many barely out of high school, all delighted to leave behind humdrum lives in dusty, post-Depression Canada for the irresistible chance to learn to fly and help beat the Germans. Doug Harvey was one of them - a nineteen-year-old from Toronto who joined the RCAF, and in 1942 found himself a pilot in the elite Canadian No. 6 Bomber Group. (Here) is the fresh, frank, and often hilarious account of Harvey's experiences overseas. It is an unexpurgated description of what really happened to the group of young Canadian men who suddenly found themselves billeted in freezing Nissen huts in the lush English countryside - surround-ed by an unfamiliar people, whose customs puzzled and delighted them - and charged with the job of bombing Gemany into ruins. It is the chilling story of crews flying through the silent night skies, their lumbering Lancasters loaded with bombs, headed for unseen desinations hundreds of miles away. It is the jubilant story of the boys who made it safely home, mission accomplished, and the heart-breaking story of the thousands who didn't." Faint erased pencil narks at top corner of free front endpaper, light edge wear, book is slightly cocked, tiny foxing marks on top/bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two edge tears archivally taped, light foxing on inside of spine, slight darkening to spine and some edges, tiny closed tear on front hinge, light rubbing and soiling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
9 Hibbert, Christopher. REDCOATS AND REBELS: THE WAR FOR AMERICA, 1770-1781.
London Folio Society 2006 Hard Cover Fine Reginald Piggott, maps. 
388 pp, 10" H. Bound in deep red buckram with black title block/gilt lettering on spine, gilt decoration on spine and front board. Deep red endpapers, colour and b&w illustrations, b&w maps. Black slipcase with colour illustration on one side ("The Death of General Waren at the Battle of Bunker's Hill"). "This is a narrative history of the American War of Independence told largely from the British and Loyalist points of view." Fine book in a Near Fine slipcase 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
NOTHING MORE TO DECLARE., Holmes, John Clellon.
10 Holmes, John Clellon. NOTHING MORE TO DECLARE.
Andre Deutsch, 1968, first U.K. edition. 
253 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "....an account of living and writing by one of the Beat generation, a friend of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and others less famous but no less interesting and significant - and it makes nonsense of the game of 'generationing' by speaking to everyone, anywhere. It begins with four intimate portraits: Ginseberg, Kerouac, Gershon Legman and Jay Landesman, whom John Clellon Holmes met in his early twenties and recognized at once as people he wanted to know well. It was not long before they had all been labelled 'the Beats', but a label is only what the outsider sees. Here we are shown the living reality to which it was attached and are told what it felt like to wear it - and to peel i t off, which is what, as he approached his forties, Mr Holmes discovered that he had done. He is without pomposity and doesn't tell us what we expect to read. He remebers what it was like to sigh after Carole Lombard and to long to be Hum p h r e y B o g art, as well as what it was like to learn how to write. He remembers what his friends brought home from the grocer as well as what they said about communism and sexual freedom. Summing up the sexual revolution, he digs into the ex pe ri en ce o f l iv in g it and makes generalisations seem empty. Pondering on Kennedy's assassination he produces from his personal reaction an interpretation of Oswald so preceptive that it jolts. And assessing the nature of a writer's life a nd the ro le of sp oke sma n, he comes quickly to the conclusion that 'fame, ambition, ego - more and more they seem like husks to me, sad husks housing frightened twitter'. Having made his declaration at the frontier of middle age, he is ready to go his own wa y f or his own rea sons, a wise man and an impressive writer...." Minor edge wear, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top of spine and flap-fold areas, light rubbing , mi nor b rowni ng. Ver y G ood/ Very Goo d- 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THE HOME FRONT:  AN ANTHOLOGY OF PERSONAL EXPERIENCE, 1938-1945., Longmate, Norman, editor.
11 Longmate, Norman, editor. THE HOME FRONT: AN ANTHOLOGY OF PERSONAL EXPERIENCE, 1938-1945.
Chatto & Windus, London, 1981. 
240 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Ex-Library. ISBN 0701125535 B&w photographs, cartoons. "Norman Longmate has established himself as the leading authority on the ways in which the Second World War affected the civilian populatio n in (England). In the course of his researches, he has amassed a vast collection of first-hand accounts in which those who were there described and evoke their experiences....The subjects covered include the Home Guard, air raids, Morris o n S h e l t e r s and Woolton Pies, jam-making ladies from the WI, life in a munitions factory, the evacuation of children (and civil servants), the arrival of the Americans, and - most movingly of all - the long-awaited declaration of peace....( re ca l ls ) th os e ye ar s to those who lived through them - the horror, the humour, the grindingly hard slog of everyday existence - while providing the perfect introduction to those for whom the war is a distant slice of history." Ex-library co py - g ho st la bel ma rk an d w rinkling on free front endpaper, libray stamp on copyright page, finger mark on page 146, one or two pages with tiny light stain, small date stamp on rear pastedown, last page of index and free rear endpaper missi ng, rea r i nsi de hing e is ce llot aped , old tape residue on boards, moderate edge wear, book lightly cocked, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, bump at bottom of front hinge area, tiny mark on top of textblock, partially erased stamp mark on bo ttom of t extb lock . Dust jacke t is pric e cli pped, has light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing and wrinkling on panels, one tiny chip. Reading copy only. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
UNPUNISHED CRIMES: LATVIA UNDER THREE OCCUPATIONS, Puisans, Tadeuss, Dr., Editor.  Janis Mezaks, Project Coordinator
12 Puisans, Tadeuss, Dr., Editor. Janis Mezaks, Project Coordinator UNPUNISHED CRIMES: LATVIA UNDER THREE OCCUPATIONS
Toronto MEMENTO DAUGAVAS VANAGI 2003 918711447X / 9789187114472 Soft Cover Very Good No Jacket 
300 pp, 8 1/4" H. Map. Contents: Foreword; Latvians' Declaration to the World; Latvian Nationalism; Latvia Throughout History; Latvia's Achievements, 1918-1940; Soviet Military Bases in the Baltic States; How the Red Army Occupied Latvia; First Groups of Civilian Occupiers; The Cheka Operations Army in Latvia, 1941-1954; The Destruction of Latvia's Economy, 1940-1941; Dictatorship of the Russian Language; Operation "Coastal Storm" (priboy). The Deportation of the Baltic Peoples 1949; Structural Analysis of the Deportations of the 1940s; A Tragedy of False Promises; The Exploitation of Latvia's Economy during the German Occupation, 1941-1945; Baltic Conscripts, Labourers and Refugees in Germany; Holocaust; The Degradation and Protection of the Environment in Latvia; Decline of Ethical Values; Church and State in Soviet Latvia; Passive Resistance in Occupied Latvia; An Outstanding Example of National Resistance; Latvia's National Partisan War 1944-1956; Soviet Show Trials in Occupied Latvia; Last Words / Documents and Testimonies: The Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact; Soviet Russia's Ultimatum to Latvia; The Efforts of Baltic Diplomats in 1940 and 1941; Letter to President of the UN General Assembly; Instruction of Oct. 2, 1940 and Instructions No. 2192; The Atlantic Charter; Mobilization Order; Yalta Agreements, 1945; Summary of the Yalta Agreemens; The Development of Cold War; Statements of Secretary Dulles; Sumner Welles' Declaration; "Baltic Freedom Day"; The Copenhagen Manifesto; Declaration by the Saeima of the Republic of Latvia on the Occupation of Lavia / Postscript; Acronyms; Nominal Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, very light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE SUGAR ISLANDS:  A COLLECTION OF PIECES WRITTEN ABOUT THE WEST INDIES BETWEEN 1928 AND 1953., Waugh, Alec.
13 Waugh, Alec. THE SUGAR ISLANDS: A COLLECTION OF PIECES WRITTEN ABOUT THE WEST INDIES BETWEEN 1928 AND 1953.
Cassell, London, 1958, first edition. 
319 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map. "The book is divided into four parts. In the first, the author gives an idea of the background of the West Indies by drawing a detailed picture of the colourful life of Martinique. He then goes on to the history of the islands from the time of their discovery by Columbus at the end of the 15th century; the 16th-century Spanish rule which saw the extermination of the aborigines in the Greater Antilles, the introduction of sugar cane, and the notorious slave trade with the Guinea Coast; the 17th-century challenge of France and England when the Leeward and Windward Islands were disputed - the age of buccaneers; the prosperity and battles of the 18th century, and the movement of id eas with the French Revolution, which led to the liberation of the slaves and the decline of the islands as the planters returned to Europe. He tells the story of a 17th-century Frenchman who joined the famous pirates of Tortuga, and the h i s t o r y o f the long bloodbath that prceeded the declaration of independence of Haiti, the Black Republic. The second part of the book comprises four character sketches, including three stories of black magic, and two sections deal with the i nd iv id ua l ch a rm a nd interest of each of the islands: Montserrat, Barbados, Anguilla, Trinidad, St. Vincent, Tortola, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Saba, Antigua, Dominica and Puerto Rico." Slight rub/scuff to fore-edge of textblock (approx. firs t 4 0 p age s), a fe w tin y s oiling marks on boards, tiny dint at top edge of front board, minor scuff on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, browning on s pine and fla p-f olds , ligh t so iling - mainly on rear panel. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
PHOENIX: A SUMMARY OF THE INESCAPABLE CONDITIONS OF WORLD REORGANISATION., Wells, H.G.
14 Wells, H.G. PHOENIX: A SUMMARY OF THE INESCAPABLE CONDITIONS OF WORLD REORGANISATION.
Secker & Warburg, London, 1942, first edition - (war economy standard). 
192 pp, 7 3/8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. "For more than 50,000 generations man's history has been a story of masters and servitude; humiliation and unhappiness have been the lot of the vast majority of mankind since the dawn of organized societ y. War has succeeded war throughout the ages, always changing its nature, till now it has reached its ultimate stage, with the world a unit, huge populations its armies, and the weapons of war so decisively destructive that they will destroy m a n k i n d if they are not brought under control. For the first time, Wells argues, world reorganisation has become possible. In 'Phoenix', probably the most important book he has ever written, he outlines the current creative ideas of world r e co ns tr uc ti on . He shows that three fundamental conditions are necessary: - federal world control of transport and disarmament; federal world control of the production and distribution of staple commodities; a world declaration of human right s. W ell s c lai ms tha t the Sankey-Wells declaration has already stated these rights. Lastly, he indicates the necessity of a final International which shall mobilize all men and women of courage, intelligence and good will, regardless of race, cr eed, cla ss o r co lou r, f or a supreme attempt to defeat war and establish the lasting conditions of peace, freedom, progress and prosperity." One dog-ear crease, scattered tiny foxing marks throughout pages, light browning to edges of text bloc k, tw o sma ll sl ight corn er cr eases, book has slight curvature. Dust jacket has tiny chips/tears - mainly at top/bottom of spine and rear flap-fold, light soiling - mainly finger marks, slight fading to spine color small soft crease at top of f ront h inge. Good+ /Good - 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
THE MILLIONAIRES' UNIT: THE ARISTOCRATIC FLYBOYS WHO FOUGHT THE GREAT WAR AND INVENTED AMERICAN AIRPOWER., Wortman, Marc.
15 Wortman, Marc. THE MILLIONAIRES' UNIT: THE ARISTOCRATIC FLYBOYS WHO FOUGHT THE GREAT WAR AND INVENTED AMERICAN AIRPOWER.
PublicAffairs, New York, 2006, first edition. 
313 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1586483285 B&w photographs, map. "(T)he story of a gilded generation of young men from the zenith of privilege: a Rockefeller, a Taft, the son on the head of the Union Pacific Railroad , a son of J.P. Morgan's leading partner, and several who counted friends and relatives among presidents and statesmen of the day. Most were students at Yale in 1916, striving for rewards on the athletic fields, in school organizations, and i n S k u l l & Bones. They had it all and, remarkably by modern standards, they were prepared to risk it all to fight a distant war in France. Driven by the belief that their membership in the American elite required certain sacrifices, schooled i n h er oi sm a nd the nature of leadership, they were determined to be first into the conflict, leading the way ahead of America's declaration that it would join the Great War in Europe. At the heart of the group was the Yale flying club, six of w ho se me mbe rs are the heroes of this book. They would share rivalries over girlfriends, jealousies over membership in Skull & Bones, and fierce ambition to be the most daring young man over the battlefields of France, where the casualties among fl yer s we re c hil ling ly high." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to info@CapricornBooks.ca
Copyright©2017. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie