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1 Aiken, Conrad. SELECTED POEMS.
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1929 First, limited edition. Hard Cover Fair Signed by Author
361 pp, 8 1/2" H. Green cloth spine with gilt lettering/decorative banding, patterned paper-covered boards. *Lacking the publisher's slipcase.* No. 3 of 210 copies, numbered and signed by Conrad Aiken on the limitation page. Aiken was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for 'Selected Poems' in 1930. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: "For Adrianne / on the way to / Hollywood / from / Philip Merivale / March : 1932". Philip Merivale was born in India, began his acting and screenwriting career in England, later moving to Los Angeles. This book is from the library of the actor Raymond Massey and we presume the 'Adrianne' of the dedication was Massey's first wife, Adrianne Allen (m.1929-1939). Ms. Allen is perhaps best known for her role in Noel Coward's 'Private Lives'. Following her divorce from Massey, Ms. Allen married American lawyer, William Dwight Whitney (and Massey married Whitney's ex-wife). In 1957 she joined her daughter, Anna Massey and Philip Merivale's son, John Merivale, in the Broadway production "The Reluctant Debutante", playing Sheila Broadbent, mother of the character played by Anna. Many pages have not been opened and others have rough edges from opening, several edge tears (archivally taped) or pieces missing from margins/corners between pages 329 & 336 - no text missing, age darkening to edges of text block - especially top of text block, moderate to heavy edge wear to boards - more at corners, browning to spine, light browning and some thin brown stains on boards, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, line dent across bottom of text block, small bump at top edge of rear board. 
Price: 175.00 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
 
 
3 Bercuson, David J. MAPLE LEAF AGAINST THE AXIS: CANADA'S SECOND WORLD WAR.
Toronto Stoddart 1995 0773728619 / 9780773728615 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
316 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps. "Here, in all its passion and drama, is the story of how the Canadian Army, Navy, and Air Force fought during the Second World War, from the Battle of Hong Kong to the Rhine River crossing and the significant part Canadians played in the Allied victory. David Bercuson, one of Canada's top military historians, covers the war on the ground, the naval war in the North Atlantic and elsewhere, and the air war - both the bomber offensive and the story of those Canadians who flew everything from Canso Reconnaissance aircraft in the Indian Ocean to Typhoon fighter bombers with the Second Tactical Air Force in Europe. And he does it through recounting the stories of men and women who were there." Very light soiling to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has very light edgewear/rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
4 Bercuson, David J. MAPLE LEAF AGAINST THE AXIS: CANADA'S SECOND WORLD WAR.
Toronto Stoddart 1995 0773728619 / 9780773728615 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine 
316 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps. "Here, in all its passion and drama, is the story of how the Canadian Army, Navy, and Air Force fought during the Second World War, from the Battle of Hong Kong to the Rhine River crossing and the significant part Canadians played in the Allied victory. David Bercuson, one of Canada's top military historians, covers the war on the ground, the naval war in the North Atlantic and elsewhere, and the air war - both the bomber offensive and the story of those Canadians who flew everything from Canso Reconnaissance aircraft in the Indian Ocean to Typhoon fighter bombers with the Second Tactical Air Force in Europe. And he does it through recounting the stories of men and women who were there." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
5 Blanck, Jacob, compiler. BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE. VOLUME TWO (2): GEORGE W. CABLE TO TIMOTHY DWIGHT.
New Haven Yale University Press 1977 0300003110 / 9780300003116 Fifth Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
(xxiv), 534 pp, 10 1/4" H. Black cloth with red title block/gilt lettering and crest on spine. B&w illustrations. Plain brown paper dust jacket with two cut-outs revealing title and volume number. Contents: Authors in Volume Two; Illustrations; General References; Principal Periodicals Consulted; Location Symbols; Bibliography of American Literature; Initials, Pseudonyms, and Anonyms. One very slight corner bump, minor wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
STORMS OF CONTROVERSY:  THE SECRET AVRO ARROW FILES REVEALED., Campagna, Palmiro.
6 Campagna, Palmiro. STORMS OF CONTROVERSY: THE SECRET AVRO ARROW FILES REVEALED.
Toronto Stoddart 1992 0773726497 / 9780773726499 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
228 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "(R)eveals there was much more to the scrubbing of the sophisticated Arrow than design flaws, cost overruns and obsolescence, the reasons given by federal government officials to justify their decision. Clearly, step-by-step, using never-before-released documents concerning the Arrow, Campagna details a political web of intrigue among the Tory government, the Canadian and American military, and the CIA." Previous owner's name, date, signature and place in unk on free front endpaper; minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrnkling, tiny dent on front hinge, light toning to edges of front flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
STORMS OF CONTROVERSY:  THE SECRET AVRO ARROW FILES REVEALED., Campagna, Palmiro.
7 Campagna, Palmiro. STORMS OF CONTROVERSY: THE SECRET AVRO ARROW FILES REVEALED.
Toronto Stoddart 1992 0773726497 / 9780773726499 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
228 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "(R)eveals there was much more to the scrubbing of the sophisticated Arrow than design flaws, cost overruns and obsolescence, the reasons given by federal government officials to justify their decision. Clearly, step-by-step, using never-before-released documents concerning the Arrow, Campagna details a political web of intrigue among the Tory government, the Canadian and American military, and the CIA." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
8 Davis, Kenneth S. DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER: SOLDIER OF DEMOCRACY.
New York Konecky & Konecky 156852059X / 9781568520599 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
566 pp, 9 1/2" H. Undated reprint of the 1945 edition, c1999. A volume in the "Leaders of Our Time" series. "On June 6, 1944, a decisive day in the history of the Western World, the radio had been blaring reports of the progress of American troops on the Normandy beachhead since long before dawn. The man whose portrait is examined in this book had reached the supreme moment of his career. This work is a first hand account of Dwight D. Eisenhower from his early years in Texas through his military service in World War II. It documents his training at West Point, his tour of duty in WWI and then his meteoric rise as war leader and stateman in World War II. Extensive interviews that the author conducted with Eisenhower in London in the days leading up to the Normandy invasion shed new light on the strategic thinking that lay behind the momentous plans that were then being formulated. They also provide an intimate look at Eisenhower the man and the deeply held sense of values that would see him through the war and then later inform his tenure as president of the United States." Minor browning at top edge of spine, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very small dent on front hinge. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE PRICE OF COMMAND:  A BIOGRAPHY OF GENERAL GUY SIMONDS., Graham, Dominick.
9 Graham, Dominick. THE PRICE OF COMMAND: A BIOGRAPHY OF GENERAL GUY SIMONDS.
Toronto Stoddart 1993 0773726926 / 9780773726925 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
345 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps. "Lieutenant General Guy Granville Simonds was one of the Second World War's most dynamic strategists and commanded enormous respect from British generals such as Bernard Montgomery and Alan Brooke. (This book) tells the whole story for the first time, tracing Simonds's family origins and detailing his postwar career as Canada's top military man. The focus, though, is on Simonds's campaigns in World War II. Graham takes us from the rocky shores of Sicily to the fierce fighting in the Dutch polders, examining the military and political infighting that seemed to dog every hard-won mile of Simonds's successful march into the German Rhineland." Small area of dampness staining at bottom of front board, gift inscription on half-title and on dedication page, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor soiling on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has light wrinkling on spine and at top edge, small area of dampness staining at bottom inside edge of front panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE PRICE OF COMMAND:  A BIOGRAPHY OF GENERAL GUY SIMONDS., Graham, Dominick.
10 Graham, Dominick. THE PRICE OF COMMAND: A BIOGRAPHY OF GENERAL GUY SIMONDS.
Toronto Stoddart 1993 0773726926 / 9780773726925 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
345 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps. "Lieutenant General Guy Granville Simonds was one of the Second World War's most dynamic strategists and commanded enormous respect from British generals such as Bernard Montgomery and Alan Brooke. (This book) tells the whole story for the first time, tracing Simonds's family origins and detailing his postwar career as Canada's top military man. The focus, though, is on Simonds's campaigns in World War II. Graham takes us from the rocky shores of Sicily to the fierce fighting in the Dutch polders, examining the military and political infighting that seemed to dog every hard-won mile of Simonds's successful march into the German Rhineland." Book has tiny bump at top of front hinge. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
11 Hind, Andrew and Da Silva, Maria. GHOST TOWNS OF MUSKOKA.
Toronto Natural Heritage / Dundurn 2008 First Edition Soft Cover Fine 
271 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "Explores the tragic history of a collection of communities from across Muskoka whose stars have long since faded. Today, these ghost towns are merely shadows - or spectres - of what they once were. Some have disappeared entirely, having been swallowed by regenerating forests, while others have been reduced to foundations, forlorn buildings, and silent ruins. A few support a handful of inhabitants, but even these towns are wrapped in a ghostly shroud. But this book isn't only about communities that have died. Rather it is about communities that lived, vibrantly at that, if only for a brief time. It's about the people whose dreams for a better life these villages represented, the people who lived, loved, laboured, and ultimately died in these small wilderness settlements. And it's about an era of history, those early heady days of Muskoka settlement when the forest were flooded with loggers and land-hungry settlers." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 17.50 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 Johnson, David. V-1, V-2: HITLER'S VENGEANCE ON LONDON.
New York Stein and Day 1982 0812828585 / 9780812828580 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
203 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, maps. "The full story of the year Hitler's guided missiles fell on London. Only five minutes from launch to impact - not even enough time to sound an air raid alert. They could not be tracked and they traveled too high and too fast to be shot down. - This is no scenario of World War III, but the story of the development of the Nazi's secret weapons and the devastation they wrought that, given a little more time, might have turned the tide of World War II. Seen through the eyes of the Germans who devised and launched these weapons, as well as the people on the receiving end, here is an unprecedented 'you are there' reconstruction of those times when the death throes of the Nazi empire claimed tens of thousands of Allied civilian casualties. (The author) interviewed eyewitnesses on both sides of the Atlantic while researching 'V-1/V-2', and he was given access to previously classified documents and photographs." Light creasing on spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has very light browning on inside of flaps and spine, two small tears archivally taped - one on edge and one on front hinge, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
NATIONAL SERVICE LIBRARY.  5 VOLUME SET.  ONE: UNIVERSAL MILITARY TRAINING.  TWO: MILITARY STRENGTH AND RESOURCES OF THE UNITED STATES.  THREE: PRINCIPLES OF MILITARY TRAINING.  FOUR: RUDIMENTS OF DRILL MOBILE ARMY TROOPS.  FIVE: WARFARE OF THE FUTURE., Kilbourne, Charles E., Major, Editor-in-chief.  Major General Leonard Wood, Lieut. Col. Dwight E. Aultman, Major Frank R. McCoy, Captain William T. Carpenter, Lieut. Col. Henry Jervey.
14 Kilbourne, Charles E., Major, Editor-in-chief. Major General Leonard Wood, Lieut. Col. Dwight E. Aultman, Major Frank R. McCoy, Captain William T. Carpenter, Lieut. Col. Henry Jervey. NATIONAL SERVICE LIBRARY. 5 VOLUME SET. ONE: UNIVERSAL MILITARY TRAINING. TWO: MILITARY STRENGTH AND RESOURCES OF THE UNITED STATES. THREE: PRINCIPLES OF MILITARY TRAINING. FOUR: RUDIMENTS OF DRILL MOBILE ARMY TROOPS. FIVE: WARFARE OF THE FUTURE.
P.F. Collier & Son 1917 Hard Cover Good- 
382 pp, 384 pp, 381 pp, 512 pp, 384 pp, 6 3/4" H. Bound in khaki cloth with maroon leather title labels on spine, gold lettering. Each volume has color pictorial endpapers and a color frontispiece - volumes 4 & 5 contain b&w drawings. Volume One Contents: Preparedness; A Glance at Our Military History; Arbitration and Avoidance of War - Some Effects of War; Time Necessary to Train Men; Duties of Parents; Boy Scouts; Volunteers and Militia; Universal Military Service; Changes in Organization Resulting From the Present War; Special Training and Additional Training; General Staff Corps; The System of Military Education in the United States; Standardization and Coordination of Instruction and Training; The Plattsburg Idea - United States Military Training Camp; Service Schools and Educational Institutions Giving Military Training in The United States Army; American Armies; Asiatic Armies; European Armies; Appendixes. Volume Two Contents: Introduction; Geographical Situation; Resources of the United States; The Regular Army; Reserves; The National Guard; The Militia System; A Proper Organization; Organization of Resources; Mobilization; Bibliography; Appendixes. Volume Three Contents: Introduction; Rules Governing Discipline; Care of Health in Garrison and Field; The Rifle; March Discipline; Clothing; Guard Duty; Patrolling; Camp Expedients; The Newly Commissioned Officer; Routine Duties of Officers; The Development of a Military Policy; Suggestions for Tactical Training; Special Training; A System of Intensive Training; Appendixes. Volume Four Contents: General Definitions; Duties, Responsibilities, and Training of Officers and Noncommissioned Officers; School of the Soldier; Infantry; Cavalry; Field Artillery; Engineer Troops and Military Field Engineering; Signal Corps and Signaling; List of Books and Periodicals; Appendix. Volume Five Contents: Introduction; Preparations for War; Organization for War; Invasion from Oversea; Invasion by the Frontier; Information in Time of War; Security; Offensive in Maneuver Campaign; The Offensive in Trench Warfare; The Defensive; Marches and Convoys; Shelter in War; Administration in War; The Service of the Theater of Operations; Zone of the Line of Communcations; Orders; Appendixes. All volumes have slight variations in the color of the cloth on boards, heavy browning to edges of text block and to spine, several small light stains and light soiling, small soft bumps to most corners - vol. III has large bump to rear bottom corner, light wear to corners, some cracking of spines - pages holding firmly, some tiny and small pieces missing from spine labels; vol. I has two page leaves with large corner crease, vol. IV has small crease at top corner of pages 413 to 428, 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
TWO KINDS OF CHRISTMASES:  A COLLECTION OF THE CLASSIC CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR MESSAGES OF ALL TIME., Lang, H. Jack, edited by.
15 Lang, H. Jack, edited by. TWO KINDS OF CHRISTMASES: A COLLECTION OF THE CLASSIC CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR MESSAGES OF ALL TIME.
(World Publishing, Cleveland, Ohio, 1965), no. 164 of a limited edition. 
82 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover (brick-colored cloth spine with gold lettering, green paper covered boards with gold lettering and small green decorative device) - no dust jacket/slipcase. "A limited, numbered edition privately printed for friends of Lang, Fisher and Stashower, Inc. Number 164" A collection of inspirational, heart-warming, and humorous messages by John Steinbeck, George Washington, Virginia O'Hanlon, Francis Church, Robert Scott, Calvin Coolidge, Eddie Rickenbacker, John F. Kennedy, Dwight Eisenhower, Winston Churchill, Robert Louis Stevenson, Charles Dickens and others. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing/scratches on rear cover, very light browning to edges of boards. VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
16 Leckie, Robert. DELIVERED FROM EVIL: THE SAGA OF WORLD WAR II.
New York Harper & Row 1987 0060158123 / 9780060158125 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
998 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Map endpapers. B&w maps. "World War II eventually involved every major power in the world, and before it was over some fifty million people lost their lives. (This) is a complete political and military history of World War II. Written with the pace and sweep of a fine novel, it makes the period, its major leaders, and the events not only comprehensible but also alive and real. Robert Leckie begins his book with the punitive treaty of Versailles and the fumbling efforts of the Western democracies to cope with the rise of Mussolini and Hitler. He draws vivid profiles of the political leaders, generals, and admirals who created and fought the war; describes the battles; analyzes the military strategy; considers the economic and political factors; and tells of the daily lives of those who were engaged on the far-flung fronts and those who endured at home. Churchill, Stalin, Roosevelt, MacArthur, Tojo, Eisenhower, Montgomery, Rommel and many other fascinating individuals become live protagonists on the stage sets of such dramatic sites as Stalingrad, Tobruk, Guadalcanal, Dunkirk, Leningrad, Monte Cassino, Midway, Omaha Beach, and Iwo Jima. Readers of all ages will find Leckie's powerful, action-packed narrative both compelling and comprehensive, and they will gain fascinating insights into one of the greatest and most awful events in human history." Minor browning on top of text block, minor soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light fading to spine color, light edge wear, a few tiny edge tears - one with crease and taped, minor browning at edges. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MITCHELL:  PIONEER OF AIR POWER., Levine, Isaac Don.  Foreword by Lt. General D.C. Strother.
17 Levine, Isaac Don. Foreword by Lt. General D.C. Strother. MITCHELL: PIONEER OF AIR POWER.
New York Duell, Sloan and Pearce 1958 Revised Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
420 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "The life of Billy Mitchell epitomizes the story of the development of air power, and the author presents this life against the background of an age that was revolutionized by the rise of the flying machine. Like Teddy Roosevelt, Billy Mitchell was the scion of a dynastic fam-ily, grandson of an empire builder, son of a United States Senator. At eighteen, he enlisted in the Spanish-American War. From that moment on his story belongs to the annals of his age. Mr. Levine has had access to the private files of General Mitchell, to the archives of the Mitchell family, and has also had the co-operation of many of Mitchell's closest friends and associates. The result is a fact-filled chronicle, with astonishing anecdotes, exceptional personal material, unknown pages of aviation lore, a story that brings to light striking facts and dramatic personalities. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Douglas MacArthur, Fiorello LaGuardia, General Arnold, and scores of others appear in new or little-known roles. Mitchell himself cuts a heroic national figure, the indomitable crusader, the pioneer as well as the prophet of air power." Contents: Foreword; Author's Note (New Edition); Father and Son; To the Philippines; From Alaska to Aviation; Musketeer of the Air; Flight to Victory; Blueprint for the Future; Disturber of the Peace; Flying Crusader; "A Bomb was Fired Today"; The Way of an Eagle; Stormy Petrel; What Price Heresy; Judicial Extravaganza; Man Against the Age; Postscript; Mitchell's Own Writings; Index. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling on top/bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light to moderate rubbing, small piece missing at top of spine, light edge wrinkling, light soiling, one small edge tear archivally taped, tiny perforation on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A PORTRAIT OF WAR, 1939-1943 / A WORLD OF FLAMES, 1944-1945.  TWO VOLUMES., Malone, Richard S.
18 Malone, Richard S. A PORTRAIT OF WAR, 1939-1943 / A WORLD OF FLAMES, 1944-1945. TWO VOLUMES.
Toronto Collins, 1983 vol. 1/1984 vol. 2 First Editions Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
Vol. 1 - 272 pp / Vol. 2 - 318 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H) - 2 volume set. Brigadier Malone provides lively and informed recollections drawn from his wartime experiences and from his post-war conversations with Churchill, Alanbrooke, Montgomery, Beaverbrook, Ralston and others, which contribute greatly to our understanding of Canada's role in the Second World War. A small selection of b&w photographs. Minor edgewear to boards and light wrinkling at top/bottom of spines; Vol. 1 has minor mark on bottom of textblock; Vol.2 has several faint liquid splash marks on bottom of textblock and slight fading to edges of boards. Dust jackets have minor to light edge wear/wrinkling. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
JEEP:  FROM BANTAM TO WRANGLER., Munro, Bill.
19 Munro, Bill. JEEP: FROM BANTAM TO WRANGLER.
Crowood, Ramsbury, Marlborough, 2000, first edition. 
192 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1861263198 Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs, drawings, diagrams, reproductions. "The Supreme Allied Commander in World War Two, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, on ce said that the jeep was one of the three tools that won the War, and today's Jeep Wrangler and Cherokee models are its direct descendants. The US Army requirement was for a light reconnaissance vehicle that would also provide light armou r e d s u p p o rt for the infantry. It needed to be able to travel off-road at speed and carry four people. Four-wheel drive and a powerful engine were considered essential, but the three initial manufacturers, Bantam, Willys-Overland and Ford, so on c h an ge d th e fragile lightweight buggy envisaged by the Army into the tough, quarter-ton truck we recognize today. It survived in harsh conditions with limited maintenance, carried loads in excess of its design limits and became a symbol of th e A ll ied fo rc es. Willy-Overland were able to acquire the post-war commercial rights to the Jeep, introducing their first civilian model in 1945. The CJ (for Civilian Jeep) series had to compete against ex-military Jeeps that were chea p to buy , bu t d espi te t his and other difficult trading conditions, new Jeeps found ready buyers. Since then Jeep has changed hands four times. Successive owners have evolved the range, but have stayed true to the original concept of a powe rful engin e, fo ur-w heel drive , go od gr o und clearance and supreme off-road capability. Bill Munro tells the full story of the Jeep, from pre-war Bantam to today's Wrangler, in this carefully researched book. Far from being just another histo ry of the m ilitar y Jee p, th is cov ers t he civ il ian Jeep in detail, and gives the reader a clear insight into the continued development of one of the world's most successful motor vehicles." Dust jacket has minor wrinkle at bottom of spine, very m inor ru bbing. Fine/ Very G ood+ 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
THE MISSILES OF OCTOBER: THE DECLASSIFIED STORY OF JOHN F. KENNEDY AND THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS., Thompson, Robert Smith.
20 Thompson, Robert Smith. THE MISSILES OF OCTOBER: THE DECLASSIFIED STORY OF JOHN F. KENNEDY AND THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS.
Simon & Schuster, New York, 1992. 
395 pp, large 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 0671871765 B&w photographs. "The Cuban missile crisis of October 1962 has attained the status of myth. According to conventional history, President John F. Kennedy was stunned to learn that Soviet Premi er Khrushchev had placed missiles in Cuba. Kennedy responded with an ultimatum: remove the missiles and maintain peace, or leave them and risk war. The world held its breath as the Cold War moved toward a frightening climax. Khrushchev bac k e d d o wn, and Kennedy achieved a major triumph. Using recently declassified documents, (the author) re-examines the U.S., Soviet, and Cuban posturing that led to the confrontation and presents evidence for a provocative new view of the crisis th at p e ne tr ates to the very heart of our illusions about the Cold War and the Kennedy mystique." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing. Near Fine 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
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