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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
 
 
TRIALS AND TRIUMPHS:  THE 150-YEAR HISTORY OF EBENEZER/RENFORTH CHURCH., Allen, Glynford P. and Calder, Dale R., editors.  Godfrey Green, Ronald F. Watts, Murray J.S. Ford, Frank Rice, Samuel J. Mikolaski, Fannie Dreisinger, Harold W. Kemp, John E. Thomas, Vincent J. Lehman, Franklin W. Morgan, Robert F. Sneyd, John A. Wilton.
2 Allen, Glynford P. and Calder, Dale R., editors. Godfrey Green, Ronald F. Watts, Murray J.S. Ford, Frank Rice, Samuel J. Mikolaski, Fannie Dreisinger, Harold W. Kemp, John E. Thomas, Vincent J. Lehman, Franklin W. Morgan, Robert F. Sneyd, John A. Wilton. TRIALS AND TRIUMPHS: THE 150-YEAR HISTORY OF EBENEZER/RENFORTH CHURCH.
Etobicoke, Ontario Renforth Historical Committee 1990 0969423802 / 9780969423805 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Signed by editors.
222 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Signed by both editors on title page. Erratum slip laid in. B&w photographs, colour frontispiece. The history of Ebenezer/Renforth Baptist Church in Etobicoke, Ontario. Tiny scuff/light stain on front board. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, very light edge wrinkling, slight browning on spine, two tiny dents on front hinge, small minor scratch on front panel, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 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.
3 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
 
 
4 Barringer, Lewin B. With N.H. Randers-Pehrson, Paul Schweizer, Milton Stoughton, Ernest Schweizer, Karl O. Lange & Charles H. Colvin. FLIGHT WITHOUT POWER: THE ART OF GLIDING AND SOARING.
New York Pitman 1940 Hard Cover Very Good 
251 pp, 9 1/4" H. Medium blue boards with dark blue lettering and silhouette on spine and front board. B&w photographs, drawings, diagrams. Contents: Foreword; History of Motorless Flight; Aerodynamics; Types of Gliders; Design, Construction and Maintenance; Launching Methods; Soaring Meteorology; Instruments; Flight Training; Soaring Technique; Soaring Sites; Clubs; Future of Gliding and Soaring; Appendix; Bibliography; Glossary; Index. Wrinkling and light wear at top/bottom of spine, very light wear at corners, slight bump to corners on rear board, slight darkening to spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
5 Berger, Carl and Cook, Ramsay, editors. (John Warkentin, Frits Pannekoek, Arthur Silver, Alan Wilson, Robert Page, Robert Craig Brown, Richard Allen, Donald Avery, J.E. Rae, Lewis H. Thomas, Morris Zaslow, D.G. Creighton, Jacques Monet.) THE WEST AND THE NATION: ESSAYS IN HONOUR OF W.L. MORTON.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1976 077101192X / 9780771011924 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Very Good 
335 pp, 8 1/2" H. "The contributors to (this book) consist of eminent colleagues of Dr. Morton, including his equally renowned contemporary, Donald Creighton, plus Ramsay Cook, Craig Brown, Jacques Monet, Richard Allen, and others. Each of them has prepared for this volume an article which adds a new dimension to areas of Canadian history in which Dr. Morton specialized: western Canadian history from the earliest explorations to the protest movements of the twenties and thirties, the history of the Conservative Party, and the role of the monarchy in Canadian life. In addition, Carl Berger has contributed an essay which analyzes and assesses Dr. Morton's contribution to the field of history." Minor browning to bottom of text block, moderate browning in margins of pages and to fore-edge and top of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, one small edge tear (with crease) and two tiny tears - archivally taped, minor rubbing, verry light browning at top edge of flaps. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
MR CHURCHILL IN 1940., Berlin, Isaiah.
6 Berlin, Isaiah. MR CHURCHILL IN 1940.
John Murray, London, n.d., first edition in volume form. 
40 pp, 8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w frontispiece (Karsh photographic portrait). "This essay originally appeared in 1949 as a review of the first volume of Sir Winston Churchill's War Memoirs and all quotations are from that work. It was p ublished in 'The Atlantic Monthly' and 'The Cornhill Magazine' under the title 'Mr. Churchill and F.D.R.'." "The Churchillian essence has never been more brilliantly appraised than by Sir Isaiah Berlin who portrays 'a man larger than life, co m p o s e d of bigger and simpler elements than ordinary men, a gigantic historical figure during his own lifetime, superhumanly bold, strong and imaginative, one of the greatest men of action his nation has produced, an orator of prodigious powers , th e sa vi ou r of his country, a mythical hero who belongs to legend as much as to reality, the largest human being of our time'." Minor waviness at top of front free endpaper, tiny bump at top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has very light ed ge we ar - l igh t at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one tiny edge tear, slight browning to spine. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WHEN THE FRENCH WERE HERE: A NARRATIVE OF THE SOJOURN OF THE FRENCH FORCES IN AMERICA, AND THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO THE YORKTOWN CAMPAIGN., Bonsal, Stephen.
7 Bonsal, Stephen. WHEN THE FRENCH WERE HERE: A NARRATIVE OF THE SOJOURN OF THE FRENCH FORCES IN AMERICA, AND THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO THE YORKTOWN CAMPAIGN.
Garden City, New York Doubleday, Doran 1945 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Poor 
263 pp, 8 3/8" H. Blue cloth with gilt lettering/decoration on spine, top edge blue, map endpapers. "(T)akes us on (an) expedition with the French in Revolutionary days, using hitherto unpublished records, letters, and diaries to supply fresh and lively detail. We sail aboard the French frigates to Newport; march with Rochambeau's men from Narragansett Bay to the capes of Virginia and Yorktown; see life in the colonies through the eyes of such distinguished visitors as Lafayette, de Grasse, Berthier, and Bougainville. Interspersed are intimate glimpses of Washington in the field, visits to Jefferson at Monitcello, and an account of the subsequent careers of the men who helped us win independence." Light edge wear, light browning to fore-edge of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has edge chips and tears (two old tape repairs on inside), piece missing at bottom of spine, edge creases, light browning at edges and on rear panel, light soiling on rear panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE CANADIAN EARTH:  LANDSCAPE PAININGS BY THE GROUP OF SEVEN., Boulet, Roger.  Biographies by Paul Duval.  Foreword by A.J. Casson.
8 Boulet, Roger. Biographies by Paul Duval. Foreword by A.J. Casson. THE CANADIAN EARTH: LANDSCAPE PAININGS BY THE GROUP OF SEVEN.
Cerebrus/Prentice-Hall, n.p., (1982). 
227 pp, oblong 4to (10 3/4" H x 13 1/2" C x 1 1/4" W), hard cover in dust jacket. Beautifully and profusely illustrated in full colour with full page reproductions. "...a story of the landscape paintings of Tom Thomson and those painters who bande d together as the Group of Seven. In a succinct and readable essay, author Roger H. Boulet follows the trails these artists blazed on their sketching trips. Theirs was a quest for the rediscovery of their own country...Most of the paintin g s s e l e c t ed for this volume have been held in both private collections and major public galleries. The majority, however, have never been reproduced before..." Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear, very light edge wrinkling, light r ub bi n g, t in y te ar with crease at top of rear hinge area, an 8" line of tiny faint dints across front panel. VG+/G+ 
Price: 90.00 USD
 
 
9 Braun, Saul. SEVEN HEROES: MEDAL OF HONOR STORIES OF THE WAR IN THE PACIFIC.
G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, (1955), 2nd impression. 
224 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos. "Sergeant Mitchell Paige, United States Marine Corps, won his medal of Honor for bravery exhibited at Guadalcanal. Lieutenant Arthur Murray Preston, skipper of one of the torpedo boat squadrons in the Pacific, rescued a downed pilot in Wasile Bay in a mission that was called suicide from its onset. Here are seven men of the Navy and the Marine Corps who showed 'courage above and beyond the call of duty' and were rewarded with our nation's highest wartime citation. The author bring to the reader the excitement and action of the events that led to each man's Medal, portraying the valor, and sometimes the tragedy of the moment." The other recipients included in this book ar e : C a p t . Henry Elrod, Lieutenant Commander Bruce McCandless, Lieutenant Robert Hanson, Lieutenant Commander Eugene Fluckey, Chaplain Joseph Timothy O'Callahan. 2" oval ink smudge from printing process on pages 122/123 - text still legible, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate edge wrinkling/wear, a few tiny chips, light rubbing and soiling, two small closed tears, light foxing on flap-folds and flap edges. VG-/G 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
10 Bronowski, Jacob. With a new Foreword by Melvyn Bragg. THE ASCENT OF MAN.
London Folio Society 2012 Hard Cover Fine 
302 pp, 10 5/16" H. Quarter bound in dark blue buckram with gilt and silver lettering/decoration on spine, dark blue paper covered boards with a design in gilt and silver by Neil Gower. Gray/blue endpapers, colour and b&w illustrations. Plain dark blue slipcase. Chapter headings: Lower than the Angels; The Harvest of Seasons; The Grain in the Stone; The Hidden Structure; The Music of the Spheres; The Starry Messenger; The Majestic Clockwork; The Drive for Power; The Ladder of Creation; World Within World; Knowledge or Certainty; Generation upon Generation; The Long Childhood. Book is Fine. Slipcase has very light rubbing and a small slight bump on one front edge. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
MERRY-GO-ROUND.  THE RYERSON POETRY CHAP-BOOKS SERIES NUMBER 117., Campbell, Marjorie Freeman.  Cover design by J.E.H. and Thoreau MacDonald.
11 Campbell, Marjorie Freeman. Cover design by J.E.H. and Thoreau MacDonald. MERRY-GO-ROUND. THE RYERSON POETRY CHAP-BOOKS SERIES NUMBER 117.
Toronto Ryerson, limited edition of 250 copies. 1946 Limited Soft Cover Good 
16 pp, 8 1/2" H, stapled in wraps. Contains: Merry-go-round; Only the Heart; These Things --- My Son; Humpty Dumpty; Reach Up; Blow, Bugles for the Brave (To Franklin Delano Roosevelt); Russian Resurrection; The Fairy Ring; Such Loveliness as This. Interior - very light browning in gutter of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear/wrinkling, slight browning on spine and hinges, browning at top edge of covers, very light soiling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
12 Cleveland, Reginald M. Foreword by Lt. Gen. Harold L. George. Contribution by Vice Admiral Emory S. Land. AIR TRANSPORT AT WAR.
New York Harper & Brothers 1946 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Fair 
324 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs. Blue cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine. "Air transport-ation's tremendous role in World War II has been inevitably eclipsed by the more spectacular deeds of fighter and bomber planes. But it is fair to say that combat forces could not have won so swiftly or kept down so successfully the human cost had it not been for the air transport wings - the Air Transport Command and the Naval Air Transport Service. Based on original records, with photographs from official files, this book, for the first time, brings together into an integrated record the almost miraculous achievement in logistics of these services. It reveals how indispensible to their success were the civilian air transport companies of America - the seed corn from which came the huge expansion of the ATC and NATS. The ingenuity, courage and tremendous drive of air transport personnel carried men and vital goods to combat fronts around a flaming world and evacuated the wounded to rear area hospitals and the homeland. (This) is a factual and exciting history of a great patriotic service." Might wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear, one small corner bump, one or two tiny foxing marks on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has heavy edge creasing with tears - mainly at top front edge, is price-clipped, has small piece missing at bottom of spine, light to moderate edge wear, old tape on inside top edge, rubbing, part of small old label on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
13 Corn, Joseph J. THE WINGED GOSPEL: AMERICA'S ROMANCE WITH AVIATION, 1900-1950.
New York Oxford University Press 1983 0195033566 / 9780195033564 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
177 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "(R)econstructs America's first era of manned flight and brings back to life the famous and less-known aviators who became the nation's heroes: Charles Lindberg, whose achievement was the great event of the 1920s - Amelia Earhart, one of the many women 'aces' (the aviation industry encouraged women because, as pilot Louise Thaden put it, 'If a woman can handle a plane, the public thinks it must be 'duck soup' for men.') - Calbraith P. Rogers, who made the first transcontinental flight, surviving a dozen crashes, a broken arm and collarbone, and a score of wounds caused by the metal fragments of an exploded engine - and many others. The book provides a vivid picture of America in the first half of the century - its aspirations and concerns - as expressed in the exuberant and often utopian response to a major new technology." Dust jacket has very minor edge browning. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
14 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
 
 
15 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
 
 
SIR JOHN FRANKLIN'S JOURNALS AND CORRESPONDENCE: THE FIRST ARCTIC LAND EXPEDITION, 1819-1822., Davis, Richard C., editor.  (Sir John Franklin.)
16 Davis, Richard C., editor. (Sir John Franklin.) SIR JOHN FRANKLIN'S JOURNALS AND CORRESPONDENCE: THE FIRST ARCTIC LAND EXPEDITION, 1819-1822.
Toronto Champlain Society 1995 0969342543 / 9780969342540 Limited Edition Hard Cover Near Fine 
cix, 463 pp, (xxiii), large 8vo (9 1/2" H), red cloth with gold lettering/banding/emblem on spine (no dust jacket - as issued). Top edge gilt. Limited edition of 1250 copies, this copy unnumbered. B&w illustrations, 3 maps (2 double-page). "This volume contains nearly complete transcriptions of the extant journals kept by John Franklin during his expedition to the unknown northern coast of the North American continent in the years 1819 to 1822. Only a few abstracts and tables of observations from the extant journal books have been excluded, and they, for the most part, are available in the appendices to Franklin's published 'Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea in the Years 1819, 20, 21, and 22'. The present volume also includes transcriptions of a selection of correspondence written during the preparation for and execution of Franklin's first expedition. While most of the letters included here were written by Franklin, some were written by other correspondents to Franklin. A few highly selective pieces were neither written nor recieved by Franklin, but bear special relevance to letters that Franklin wrote. The Introduction provides short biographies of some of the men involved, and then establishes an historical context in which to situate the 1819-22 expedition. The sources of the various documents are next identified, followed by an attempt to understand what brought about the deaths of 11 out of 20 men under Franklin's leadership." Some minor wrinkling to fore-edge of some pages. 
Price: 80.00 USD
 
 
17 DeFelice, Jim. THE RANGERS AT DIEPPE: THE FIRST COMBAT ACTION OF U.S. RANGERS IN WORLD WAR II.
New York Berkley Caliber 2008 0425219216 / 9780425219218 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Very Good 
300 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, maps. "On August 19, 1942, a combined Allied force, including fifty elite American soldiers, hit the beaches of northern France. What followed was one of the greatest debacles of World War II, with thousands of Allied personnel killed or captured. Here is the story of that little-known raid, of the courageous men who fought and died on that hopeless mission - and the baptism of fire of what would become the U.S. Army Rangers." Previous owner's name, place and date in large ink print on front free endpaper; front board slightly curled, several tiny dents to edges of boards, remainder mark on top of text block, tiny bump at bottom of front hinge. Dust jackat has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, several tiny dents on rear hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
EARLY ELECTRICAL MACHINES: THE EXPERIMENTS AND APPARATUS OF TWO ENQUIRING CENTURIES (1600 TO 1800) THAT LED TO THE TRIUMPHS OF THE ELECTRICAL AGE., Dibner, Bern.
18 Dibner, Bern. EARLY ELECTRICAL MACHINES: THE EXPERIMENTS AND APPARATUS OF TWO ENQUIRING CENTURIES (1600 TO 1800) THAT LED TO THE TRIUMPHS OF THE ELECTRICAL AGE.
Burndy Library, Norwalk, Connecticut, 1957. 
57 pp, 10 3/4" H, soft cover. B&w illustrations, including 3 page fold-out of 'The Van Marum Electrical Machine'. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, light browning on spine, light rubbing and scattered tiny scuffs on covers, small stains at top of front hinge/spine. Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
19 Dionne, N.-E. INVENTAIRE CHRONOLOGIQUE DES LIVRES, BROCHURES, JOURNAUX ET REVUES PUBLIES EN LANGUE FRANCAISE DANS LA PROVINCE DE QUEBEC, DEPUIS L'ETABLISSEMENT DE L'IMPRIMERIE AU CANADA JUSQU'A NOS JOURS. TOME I, II, III, IV & PREMIER SUPPLEMENT. IN 2 VOLUMES.
New York Burt Franklin 1969 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good 
175 pp, 155 pp, 228 pp, 124 pp, 76 pp, - 4 volumes plus supplement bound in 2 volumes, Red cloth with gold lettering/bandind on spine. Burt Franklin Bibliography & Reference Series 289. Faint erased pencil marks at top of both front free endpapers, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear plus two tiny edge dents and one tiny edge scuff on vol. II, small light sticker mark on front board of vol. II, light rubbing/soiling - mainly on rear board of vol. I 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
LOUISBOURG: KEY TO A CONTINENT., Downey, Fairfax.
20 Downey, Fairfax. LOUISBOURG: KEY TO A CONTINENT.
Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 1965. 
255 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w plates, maps, drawings. "(The author provides atmosphere and reality to this history) by focusing attention upon the people and the everyday happenings at the Fortress of Louisbourg and gives a colorful re-creation of land and sea battles. Downey describes this vital bastion as 'The strongest fortress in America, a walled city without a peer in the New World'. Louisbourg was guardian of the approaches to the S t . L awrence River, gateway to the heart of French Canada, and the key to a continent. In North America, the grasp of France was beginning to loosen. Its territories were shrinking, due to England's relentless drive. But total possession was im po ss i bl e so long as the great fortress Louisbourg stood fast. Then in 1744, war was declared between France and England and General William Pepperrell and American Colonial troops with the English navy laid siege to Louisbourg which fell in 174 5. En gl and 's possession lasted only three years, as Louisbourg was restored to the French by the Treaty of Aix la-Chapelle. The Seven Years War brough still another siege (1758) by the British who defeated the French. When the struggle be t ween th e tw o g reat powers ended, the fort was demolished and its people dispersed." Large birthday gift inscription blacked out on verso of free front endpaper, light browning to edges of tet block. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge we ar /wrin klin g, a few small chips and tears - old tape at top of spine, light browning, soiling on rear panel, a few tiny scuffs, slight fading to spine color. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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