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NEVER COMPLAIN, NEVER EXPLAIN:  RECORDS OF THE FOREIGN OFFICE AND STATE PAPER OFFICE 1500-C.1960.  PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE READERS' GUIDE NO. 7., Atherton, Louise.
1 Atherton, Louise. NEVER COMPLAIN, NEVER EXPLAIN: RECORDS OF THE FOREIGN OFFICE AND STATE PAPER OFFICE 1500-C.1960. PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE READERS' GUIDE NO. 7.
PRO Publications, London, 1994. 
189 pp, 4to (11 5/8" H), soft cover. ISBN1873162138 Color frontispiece, b&w illustrations. "For scholars of British diplomacy and international affairs, the records of the Foreign Office are an indispensible source. But the range of information and the sheer size of the records can be daunting to the first time user and to the increasing numbers of genealogists who attempt to trace individuals in the files of the diplomatic and consular correspondence. This book provides an introduction t o the records in all their variety and suggests appropriate classes to start with. It also examines the state papers foreign, the records of foreign policy which pre-date the modern Foreign Office records. These are more closely related to t h e l a t er papers than the dividing date of 1782 would suggest. This book also gives the would-be researcher practical guidance in using the registry systems created by the Foreign Office in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to locate sur vi vi ng pa p er s today." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slight waviness to top.bottom of textblock, very light rubbing on rear cover, minor edge wear - at corners. Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE EMPIRE IS MARCHING: A STUDY OF THE MILITARY EFFORT OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE 1800-1945., Barclay, Glen St. J.
2 Barclay, Glen St. J. THE EMPIRE IS MARCHING: A STUDY OF THE MILITARY EFFORT OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE 1800-1945.
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1976, first edition. 
276 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0297771256 B&w plates. "(A) study of the military strength of Britain and her Empire during the Boer War, First World War and Second World War. Dr Barclay evaluates the contributions of Aus tralia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa, and the changing roles played by the colonies during times of crisis. He explains British attitudes to colonial troops - Australian indiscipline and New Zealand thoroughness - and the lack of diplomacy on the part of British military leaders when dealing with their colonial counterparts. After the South Africa War the British government should have seen clearly the advantages of an Empire Military Force, but reports on empire defence from eminen t naval officers such as Fanshawe and Jellicoe were repeatedly ignored. The colonies themselves all reacted differently to the threat of war. Australia was often at odds with New Zealand - the former worried about defending her own vulnerable coa st line, the latter primarily concerned to maintain friendly relationships with Britain; Canada was slow to become involved - but Canadian troops were a stirring sight, well-disciplined fighting men who obeyed their superiors without question; South Af rica made little contribution to the war effort, although her Prime Minister, Jan Smuts, gained great favour with the British Government by always agreeing, in principle, to every new plan put forward by the British. Dr Barclay has written an o utst anding account of the achievements of the British Empire during the late nineteenth and twentieth century, using a vast number of published and unpublished sources." Previous owner's place, date and signature in ink on free front endpaper; lig ht ed ge wear; tiny bump on top edge of front board; light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear with some tiny chips/tears at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, light edge w rinkling at top edge and bottom of spine. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
NAPOLEON III AND HIS CARNIVAL EMPIRE., Bierman, John.
3 Bierman, John. NAPOLEON III AND HIS CARNIVAL EMPIRE.
New York St. Martin's Press 1988 0312018274 / 9780312018276 Book Club Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
439 pp, lg 8vo (9 1/2" H). Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions. "Louis Napoleon, nephew of the famous Bonaparte, is one of the most colorful historical actors of the nineteenth century. Bohemian, adventurer and compulsive Don Juan, he managed to the astonishment of virtually everyone to be elected President of France in 1848 and within three years staged the coup d'etat that made him emperor." Previous owner's name/date in ink on free front endpaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight fading at top edge of front board. Dust jacket has some areas of light edge wrinkling; light browning at some edges; some light fading to front panel (top edge and at front flap-fold area) and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
4 Brimelow, Peter. THE PATRIOT GAME: NATIONAL DREAMS & POLITICAL REALITIES.
Toronto Key Porter 1986 1550130013 / 9781550130010 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
310 pp, 9 1/2" H. "(A)rgues that Canada ought to be a second Switzerland, with a living standard actually higher than that of the U.S. But in fact it is embroiled in a tangle of regional and linguistic quarrels, mainipulated by both the Liberals and their Mulroney Tory imitators, and an elite in Ottawa that truly represents neither Anglophones nor Francophones. 'The Patriot Games' offers an unconventional view of Canada that will shatter many myths. Brimelow endorses the argument of Goldwin Smith's 1891 classic 'Canada and the Canadian Question' that our country is 'rich by nature, poor by policy'. He demonstrates that this is a direct consequence of fatally-flawed political institutions, which have created divisive polices like bilingualism and Canadian Nationalism. He shows that, paradoxically, English Canada is the dispossessed and colonized nation within a weakening Confederation. In a provocative portrait of the Trudeau era, he describes how the Liberals imposed an artificial bilingualism policy on an unsuspecting country, alienating the West and having little effect in Quebec. (This book) challenges us to come to terms with what being a Canadian means." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very tiny dent on front hinge.. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
5 Clay, Catrine. KING, KAISER, TSAR: THREE ROYAL COUSINS WHO LED THE WORLD TO WAR.
London John Murray 2007 0719565375 / 9780719565373 Soft Cover Very Good 
416 pp, 7 3/4" H. B&w photographs. "The King, the Kaiser and the Tsar - George V, Wilhelm II and Nicholas II - were close cousins who knew each other as Georgie, Willy and Nicky. Between them they ruled half the world. Their lives had overlapped since childhood, in palaces of unimaginable opulence, surrounded by flattery and political intrigue. They saw themselves as a trade union of kings, standing firm against Socialism, Republicanism and revolution. But behind the friendliness lurked quarrels and, as the First World War loomed, they turned on each other. Ultimately, when Nicholas II begged for exile in the midst of Russia's revolution, his cousins denied him. This compelling tale of privilege, power and political machination explores whether their blunders caused the lead-up to war and the end of autocratic monarchy." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - book is very slightly cocked, spine has light creases and is slightly concave. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE STILLBORN LOVER., Findley, Timothy.
6 Findley, Timothy. THE STILLBORN LOVER.
Winnipeg Blizzard 1993 092136833X / 9780921368335 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good Inscribed By Author
92 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). Inscribed by author on title page: "For R___ - / with cordial regards - / TF. / Timothy Findley / '93". "The abrupt recall of a highly regarded Canadian ambassador from his post, the mysterious death of a Russian youth found brutally murdered in a Moscow hotel room, and the ambitions of an Ottawa diplomat - 'The Stillborn Lover' explores the darker side of loyalty and commitment, when the stakes are high and diplomatic careers hang by the thread. Mr. Findley's first play in over twenty years, (this book) marks his exciting literary return to the stage. Combining an eye for the subtle with well-crafted dialogue, (it) brings to the forefront his unique, dramatic vision in an alluring tale of mystery, diplomacy and love." Dust jacket has minor edge browning, minor edge wrinkling, two approx. 1" intersecting heavy creases at top of front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
TRIAL RUN., Francis, Dick.
7 Francis, Dick. TRIAL RUN.
Michael Joseph, London, 1978, first edition. 
239 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 071811714X Map endpapers. "This time (Francis's) hero Randall Drew penetrates the Iron Curtain into Soviet Russia. He emerges, of course, victorious after a series of hair-raising adventure s. Randall Drew is prevented from carrying on his career in steeplechasing by poor eyesight. Restless and unsure of his future but pursuing an ardent love affair, he does not welcome an invitation to go to Moscow on a delicate investigati o n , b u t a lmost irresistible pressures are brought to bear. A mysterious entity 'Aloysha' is threatening a royally connected candidate for the Moscow Olympic Games; the candidate may be vulnerable to scandal which could set off intolerable di pl om at i c co nf l ic ts. The brief is vague, the opposition invisible and the stakes appallingly high..." Tiny shallow bump at bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has light browning on spine/flap-folds and at some edges, light edge wrinkli ng, mi nor e dg e w ear , min or rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE COVENANT CHAIN:  INDIAN CEREMONIAL AND TRADE SILVER., Fredrickson, N. Jaye.  Catalogue of the exhibition by Sandra Gibb.  Foreword by John E. Langdon.
8 Fredrickson, N. Jaye. Catalogue of the exhibition by Sandra Gibb. Foreword by John E. Langdon. THE COVENANT CHAIN: INDIAN CEREMONIAL AND TRADE SILVER.
National Museum of Man, Ottawa, 1980. 
168 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0660103478 Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. "Indian trade silver is a fascinating and little-known part of our cultural heritage - a product of the interaction between two prof oundly different cultures during the European exploration of North America. Originating in the early diplomatic gifts of medals to friendly Indians, the distribution of silver became widespread during the height of the fur trade, 1760 to 18 2 1 . S i l ver ornaments designed specifically for the fur trade included brooches, gorgets, armbands, legbands, earrings, nose-rings, crosses and headbands. A travelling exhibition of over two hundred of these ornaments was organized by the Nati on al M u se um o f Man, Ottawa, and this book was written to accompany it. Previously known only to scholars and collectors, this unusual art form has now become accessible to a much wider public. The silver ornaments created for the fur trade we re pro du c ed by bot h European and colonial silversmiths, but the Iroquois began to make similar pieces for their people after silver ceased to be available through the fur trade. Although the craft died out, it has recently been revived, and the ex hibi tio n inc lud es m any examples of modern Iroquois workmanship. Some pieces are based on traditional trade-silver patterns, but others are of the silversmiths' own design. The book illustrates and describes all the silver chosen for the e xhib ition fro m muse ums in Ca nada and the United States. Paintings and portraits of the period shows the colourful and unexpected ways the Indians wore their silver jewellery." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has lig ht wri nklin g at t op/bo tt om of spi ne and flap-folds. minor rubbing, fading to color on rear hinge area, light browning at top of flaps. Very Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
UNDIPLOMATIC NOTES: TALES FROM THE CANADIAN FOREIGN SERVICE., Freifeld, Sidney.  Illustrated by Susan Macartney.
9 Freifeld, Sidney. Illustrated by Susan Macartney. UNDIPLOMATIC NOTES: TALES FROM THE CANADIAN FOREIGN SERVICE.
Hounslow Press / Anthony R. Hawke, Willowdale, Ontario, 1990. 
194 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0888821263 B&w illustrations. "Behind formal negotiations are events sometimes too hilarious (and human) for academic histories. Beneath serene exteriors are people, who, from time to time, are clowns. And often, the expectations of dignity and protocol only serve to heighten the antics. From his 30-year career, Sidney Freifeld - at various desks at headquarters and in various embassies, up through the ranks, to ambassador - recollects some of these tales. He has gleaned others from colleagues or 'unofficial' files. Among the treats in (this book): Castro's table manners at an impromptu dinner; The circus of incivility created by the arrogance of the Ceausescu clan and their entourage; Calls in the night to deal with Moscow's howling cats; Australian VIPs lost in the bowels of the Chateau Laurier; A Canadian embassy held at gun-point, by a Canadian; and Poetry to protest External's policy on decorations. Legations run like military outposts, the needs of beavers in transit, and the exchange of diplomatic notes over a baseball game are more subjects for 'Undiplomatic Notes'. And for the uninitiated there are some useful chapters on what really, really, goes on." Previous owner's label on front pastedown, bump to bottom edge of pages, small bump to top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Very Good-/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WAR AND PEACEKEEPING:  FROM SOUTH AFRICA TO THE GULF - CANADA'S LIMITED WARS., Granatstein, J.L. and Bercuson, David J.
10 Granatstein, J.L. and Bercuson, David J. WAR AND PEACEKEEPING: FROM SOUTH AFRICA TO THE GULF - CANADA'S LIMITED WARS.
Key Porter, Toronto, 1991. 
266 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1550133551 Illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. "Canada's military history consists of more than participation in the two world wars. Fro m the Riel Rebellions and the Boer War, to the Korean War, the United Nations peacekeeping missions and the recent Gulf War, Canadians have fought and died on our own frontiers and on distant continents. (This book), a richly documented his t o r y o f Canada's other wars, portrays the gradual evolution of our fighting forces. The raw militia of a young country and the patriotic recruits who marched to Pretoria would, after the crucible of two great wars, develop into seasoned troop s wh o co u ld h o ld the line in the bitter trench battles of the Korean War or maintain the peace in political hotspots such as Cyprus and the Congo. When, at the end of the Second World War, the United Nations established an international army t o kee p the p eac e, Ca nada began to assume a major role as peacekeeper to the world. Today, Canadian men and women continue to serve wherever peace is threatened, in crises requiring not only military expertise but patience and diplomacy. Lavis hl y il lu stra ted wit h p hot ographs, engravings, and paintings drawn from many collections, 'War and Peacekeeping' tells the often neglected story of the 'little' wars which have contributed much to our military tradition." Small soft crease a t b ottom co rner of p ages 245 to e nd of book, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
11 Grey, Ian. PETER THE GREAT: EMPEROR OF ALL RUSSIA.
Philadelphia J.B. Lippincott 1960 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
505 pp, 8 1/2" H. "The first modern Russian was Peter the Great. In this enthralling biography of that remarkable, revolutionary ruler, Ian Grey paints a superbly illuminating portrait - clean, clear, objective, without malice or sentimentality. Here we have, life-size, not only the great Tsar, but the man who fell in love with a peasant girl and made her his empress; the father who was betrayed by his son; the roisterer who was a creative genius; the physical giant who carried all his life the scars of a childhood terror; the soldier, sailor, laborer, daring innovator, architect of a nation. Tossing aside all the pomp and holiness that traditionally surrounded a tsar, Peter ripped apart the fabric of Russian life and, almost singlehandedly, made his country into a modern Western power." Tiny bump at top corner of boards, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor wrinkling at top of spine, previous owner's bookplate on free front endpaper, minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light wear/wrinkling, very small tears and chips - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny tear with crease at top of front panel and small scuff at bottom, minor edge browning, light rubbing, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
12 Holmes, John W. THE SHAPING OF PEACE: CANADA AND THE SEARCH FOR WORLD ORDER, 1943-1957. VOLUME 2.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1982 0802055419 / 9780802055415 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
443 pp, 9 1/4" H. "The establishment of the United Nations system at the conclusion of the Second World War was followed by a period of disillusion in the late 40s about the prospects of world order. With the outbreak of the Korean War in 1950 there came a regrouping of forces and revised calculations of what was possible. The first volume of 'The Shaping of Peace' described Canadian attitudes and policies towards international institutions as the Second World War ended. This volume is concerned with the developments in the decade after the war, with the changing Canadian concepts as they were shaped by events and challenges. Although principal attention is paid to the organs of the United Nations, other themes such as the establishment of NATO, the progress of the new Commonwealth, and the changing concepts of the North American relationship are analysed as essential elements in the Canadian search for equilibrium." Minor wrinkling at top of front hinge. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, very light browning. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
13 Humber, William. CHEEERING FOR THE HOME TEAM: THE STORY OF BASEBALL IN CANADA.
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills 1983 0919822541 / 9780919822542 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
150 pp, 11" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. "Baseball is a sport that Canadians have embraced from the 1850s; the very beginning of the game. If hockey rules the winters of our history, then baseball rules our summers. (This) is a look at Canada's baseball heritage, from its beginnings in Ontario to its spread to every province and territory of the Dominion. (We) are introduced to Canadians, past and present, who made it to the 'Big Leagues'. There are Americans too, who are proud to admit that their playing careers were begun or influenced by the game of baseball as it was played north of the American border. (It's) the story of Canada's only major league championship team, barnstorming Japanese Canadians, Slapsie Maxies Curvaceous Cuties, Nazi baseball riots in Toronto, Lester Pearson's diamond diplomacy, Babe Ruth's first professional career homerun (hit in Toronto, Ontario) as well as the birth of the Expos and Blue Jays." Interior - very small soft bump to top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small soft crease at top corner of covers, small crease at fore-edge of front cover, minor rubbing, small faint ink line on rear cover, very minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ROYAL VICTORIANS: A PICTORIAL BIOGRAPHY., Judd, Denis.
14 Judd, Denis. THE ROYAL VICTORIANS: A PICTORIAL BIOGRAPHY.
St. Martin's, New York, 1975. 
207 pp, large 8vo (9 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "(T)ells the public and private story of an unusual 'rake's progress'. For the first sixty years of his life Edward had fought against respectability and - in so doing - confirmed the low opinion of him held by his mother, Queen Victoria. Yet, by the time of his death in 1910 only nine years after succeeding to the throne, he had become the symbol of security to a society which was uncertain and deeply divided within itself. Kept i n ignorance of State affairs by his mother, Edward spent his life as Prince of Wales pursuing pleasure and freely indulging his passions for the chase. Horses, yachts, cars and spas were among his favorite pastimes, while scandalous liaisons with ' professional beauties' nearly proved his undoing. Succinctly and entertainingly, with the aid of 250 photographs, prints and drawings, (the author) describes the life and reign of one of England's most flamboyant kings. In private life Edward VI I was a devoted husband to Alexandra and an excellent father to their children (the future George V called him 'my best friend and the best of fathers'), and once he was in office his conviviality and natural gift for diplomacy proved invaluable in en ding Britain's policy of 'splendid isolation'. It was only fitting that he should give his name to an era." Previous owner's small Christmas notation, place, date and signature on free front endpaper along with a faint erased pencil mark; light to moderate edge wear, a few tiny tears at top/bottom of spine along with light wear. Dust jacket has light wear/tiny tears at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small sticker removal marks on front flap, light fading to color on panels, some ar eas of light edge wrinkling, light rubbing. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
GREEK-TURKISH RELATIONS IN THE ERA OF GLOBALIZATION.  THE IFPA-KOKKALIS SERIES ON SOUTHEAST EUROPEAN POLICY.  VOLUME 1., Keridis, Dimitris; Triantaphyllou, Dimitrios; Jenkins, Gareth; Veremis, Thanos; Gunduz, Aslan; Kozyris, Phaedon John; Mcdonald, Robert; Mavratsas, Caesar V.; Theophanous, Andreas; Bahcheli, Tozun; Larrabee, F. Stephen; Stearns, Monteagle; et al.
15 Keridis, Dimitris; Triantaphyllou, Dimitrios; Jenkins, Gareth; Veremis, Thanos; Gunduz, Aslan; Kozyris, Phaedon John; Mcdonald, Robert; Mavratsas, Caesar V.; Theophanous, Andreas; Bahcheli, Tozun; Larrabee, F. Stephen; Stearns, Monteagle; et al. GREEK-TURKISH RELATIONS IN THE ERA OF GLOBALIZATION. THE IFPA-KOKKALIS SERIES ON SOUTHEAST EUROPEAN POLICY. VOLUME 1.
Dulles, Virginia Brassey's 2001 1574883127 / 9781574883121 Soft Cover Good 
283 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H). "Recently, Greek-Turkish relations have improved markedly. This improvement has been largely due to significant liberalization in each country's domestic, foreign, and economic policy as Athens and Ankara respond to globalization and the demands of European integration. However, Greek-Turkish rivalry continues to be a considerable source of instability in Southeastern Europe. In the aftermath of NATO's intervention in Kosovo, the importance of terminating the Greek-Turkish antagonism has become increasingly clear, as war between these two pivotal states would further devastate the already destabilized region and jeopardize the very existence of NATO. Defying traditional approaches to Greek-Turkish relations, this volume offers a collection of essays integrating comparative politics, historical sociology, and other social sciences into the study of international relations. It addresses the two countries' recent domestic developments; their disputes over the Aegean Sea; the Cyprus problem; and the West's efforts to 'Europeanize' the region, which include its extensive involvement in the promotion of Greek-Turkish and Euro-Turkish cooperation." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor soiling, light edge wear, light rubbing - mainly on spine and rear cover, small corner creases, a few tiny scuffs on front cover, small area of surface paper loss on rear cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MAKING FRIENDS WITH HITLER: LORD LONDONDERRY, THE NAZIS AND THE ROAD TO WORLD WAR II., Kershaw, Ian.
16 Kershaw, Ian. MAKING FRIENDS WITH HITLER: LORD LONDONDERRY, THE NAZIS AND THE ROAD TO WORLD WAR II.
Penguin, New York, 2004, first American edition. 
488 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1594200300 B&w map, plates. "Charles Stewart Henry Vane-Tempest-Stewart, the 7th Marquess of Londonderry, was born to power and command. Scion of one of Britain's most aristocratic fa milies, cousin of Churchill and confidant of the king, owner of vast coal fields and landed estates, married to the doyenne of London's social scene, Londonderry was an ornament to his class, the 0.1 percent of the population who still owned 3 0 p e r c ent of England's wealth as late as 1930. But history has not been kind to 'Charley', as the king called him, because, in his own words, he 'backed the wrong horse', and a very dark horse indeed: Adolf Hitler and his Nazi party. Londonde rr y w as h ar dly the only British aristocrat to do so, but he was the only cabinet member to do so, and it ruined him. In a final irony, his grand London house was bombed by the German Luftwaffe in the blitz. Ian Keshaw is not out to rehabilit ate L ord Lo ndo nde rry but to understand him and to expose why he was made a scapegoat for views that were much more widely held than anyone now likes to think." Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
17 Lisle, Holly. THE SECRET TEXTS. 3 VOLUME SET. BOOK 1. DIPLOMACY OF WOLVES. BOOK 2. VENGEANCE OF DRAGONS. BOOK 3. COURAGE OF FALCONS.
Aspect/Warner, (New York, 1998, 1999, 2000), Ist printings. 
332 pp, 379 pp, 405 pp, trade paperbacks - 3 volumes. "For four hundred years, the great Houses of Sabir and Galweigh have battled for control of Calimekka - while each clan's wizards, the Wolves, plot in shadows to revive the hellish necormancies that once destroyed the world..." "...fantastic epic adventure in a world of ancient curses, dark conspiracies, and arcane sorceries..." Interiors - pages of Book 2 very lightly browned, otherwise all volumes are clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - minor edge wear, light bump to bottom of spine of Book 1, spines flat and uncreased. VG+ 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE SECRET TEXTS.  3 VOLUME SET.  BOOK 1. DIPLOMACY OF WOLVES.  BOOK 2. VENGEANCE OF DRAGONS.  BOOK 3. COURAGE OF FALCONS., Lisle, Holly.
18 Lisle, Holly. THE SECRET TEXTS. 3 VOLUME SET. BOOK 1. DIPLOMACY OF WOLVES. BOOK 2. VENGEANCE OF DRAGONS. BOOK 3. COURAGE OF FALCONS.
Aspect/Warner, (New York, 1999, 2000, 2001), Ist mass market printings. 
395pp, 441pp, 433pp paperbacks - 3 volumes. "For four hundred years, the great Houses of Sabir and Galweigh have battled for control of Calimekka - while each clan's wizards, the Wolves, plot in shadows to revive the hellish necormancies that once destroyed the world..." "...fantastic epic adventure in a world of ancient curses, dark conspiracies, and arcane sorceries..." Interiors - pages of books 1 & 2 very lightly browned, old price and book store stamp on first page of book 3, otherwise all volumes are clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - very light edge wear, very light thumbing to fore-edge of textblocks, three minor corner creases, very light crease on spine of book 3. VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE BROADVIEW BOOK OF DIPLOMATIC ANECDOTES., Martel, Gordon, editor.
19 Martel, Gordon, editor. THE BROADVIEW BOOK OF DIPLOMATIC ANECDOTES.
Broadview Press, Peterborough, Ontario, 1991. 
322 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0921149859 "The stories in this collection, coming from the diplomats themselves, focus on all facets of twentieth century diplomatic life, but highlight the whimsical, the laughable, t he dramatic and sometimes the tragic aspects of life as a diplomat. There are anecdotes concerning some of the great figures of the century - Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin, Pearson, Nixon, Kissinger - and some of the not-so-great: unknown v i c e - c o n s u ls in South America, obscure third secretaries in the middle east. The book is organzied thematically; Martel focuses on such subjects as 'Dining with the Diplomats', 'Amateur Adventures', 'Sex and Other Diversions', 'Dressed to D ea l' , 'D ip lo ma ts a t War' and 'Spies, Skulduggery and Other Sensations'. The book's final section comprises a variety of first-hand accounts of one of the century's most dramatic diplomatic events: the Munich crisis of 1939. This is a book to amu se an d t o e nli ght en; it is must reading not only for diplomats, but for anyone with an interest in how relationships between nations so often depend upon relationships between people." Small Christmas gift inscription on free front en dpa per, sm all bump at bott om o f sp ine, moderate bump at top of spine, tiny dint on fore-edge of rear board, tiny soiling speck at bottom corner of textblock and top corner of rear board. Dust jacket has heavy wrinkling at top of spine - ligh t el sewhe re, ligh t fad ing to sp ine c olor/ lettering and also on flap-folds, very light rubbing. Good+/Good+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE COURAGE AND THE WILL: THE LIFE OF RODEN CUTLER, V.C., McCullough, Colleen.  (Roden Cutler.)
20 McCullough, Colleen. (Roden Cutler.) THE COURAGE AND THE WILL: THE LIFE OF RODEN CUTLER, V.C.
London Wiedenfeld & Nicolson 1999 0297643924 / 9780297643920 First British Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
418 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps. "Roden Cutler's list of honours is long and impressive, but it is his sole decoration, the Victoria Cross, that marks him as a hero. Over 800,000 men and women served in the Australian armed forces during the Second World War, but only twenty were awarded the V.C. Colleen McCullough vividly shows us the life and times of the young soldier with the dashing good looks, the laconic humour and dislike of pretension who came back from the war determined to continue to support his mother, but, having lost a leg, with no idea how to do so. Yet by the age of 29 he was the Australian High Commissioner to New Zealand. His diplomatic career was to include stints in Ceylon, Egypt during the Suez crisis of 1956, Pakistan and New York. In 1966 he was appointed Governor of New South Wales; during his fifteen years in that office he shared with Captain Arthur Phillip and Lachlan Macquarie, he earned his own niche among them as the 'people's governor'. Much loved, still remembered as a man equally at home in the company of royalty or trade unionists." Minor wrinkle at top/bottom of spine, very small faint pencil erasure marks on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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