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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
 
 
THE FABER BOOK OF WAR POETRY., Baker, Kenneth, ed.  (Wilfred Owen, William Shakespeare, Robert Burns, W.H. Auden, Walt Whitman, Rainer Maria Rilke, Thomas Hardy, Dorothy Parker, A.E. Housman, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Graves, Rupert Brooke, Joy Corfield, Herman Melville, et al.)
2 Baker, Kenneth, ed. (Wilfred Owen, William Shakespeare, Robert Burns, W.H. Auden, Walt Whitman, Rainer Maria Rilke, Thomas Hardy, Dorothy Parker, A.E. Housman, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Graves, Rupert Brooke, Joy Corfield, Herman Melville, et al.) THE FABER BOOK OF WAR POETRY.
London Faber and Faber 1996 0571174531 / 9780571174539 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
598 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). "Where previous war anthologies have confined themselves to particular periods or ideological outlooks, Kenneth Baker's takes a catholic view and benefits from a wider exploration of material, classical and modern, English and foreign-language. He has given preference to poems with a strong documentary or psychological realism, and the entire book is divided into sections dealing with such matters as 'The Patriotic Imperative', 'Recruitment', 'Weapons', 'Leadership', 'Civilian Victims', 'Conscientious Objection', 'Views of Death', and 'Gallantry and Heroism'. It makes for exciting, moving and instructive reading." Dust jacket has very minor edge wear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
3 Baker, Kenneth, ed. (Wilfred Owen, William Shakespeare, Robert Burns, W.H. Auden, Walt Whitman, Rainer Maria Rilke, Thomas Hardy, Dorothy Parker, A.E. Housman, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Graves, Rupert Brooke, Joy Corfield, Herman Melville, et al.) THE FABER BOOK OF WAR POETRY.
London Faber and Faber 1996 0571174531 / 9780571174539 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
598 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). "Where previous war anthologies have confined themselves to particular periods or ideological outlooks, Kenneth Baker's takes a catholic view and benefits from a wider exploration of material, classical and modern, English and foreign-language. He has given preference to poems with a strong documentary or psychological realism, and the entire book is divided into sections dealing with such matters as 'The Patriotic Imperative', 'Recruitment', 'Weapons', 'Leadership', 'Civilian Victims', 'Conscientious Objection', 'Views of Death', and 'Gallantry and Heroism'. It makes for exciting, moving and instructive reading." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WORLD WAR II IN PHOTOGRAPHS., Boyle, David.
4 Boyle, David. WORLD WAR II IN PHOTOGRAPHS.
Rebo, Lisse, Netherlands, 1998. 
600 pp, 4to (11 15/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1840530898 "World War II was the most intensively photographed conflict in history. Military and press photographers, propagandists, camera-wielding soldiers and civilians - all took the opportunity to record the tumultuous events of 1939-45. The scenes they captured of mass suffering and individual heroism, of atrocious cruelty and humanitarianism against the odds, of hate and comradeship, misery and hope, remain undiminished in t heir intensity and constitute a vital record of an extraordinary period. (This book) features 900 clearly captioned images selected from a wide variety of sources. Every major theatre of conflict is covered, from the icy seas of the Arctic C i r c l e to the jungles of the South Pacific, from the deserts of North Africa to the steppes of Russia. Throughout, proper historical grounding is given by an informative, indexed commentary summarizing the many complex events of the period. Wi th i ts w ea l th of memorable images, this book provides an unrivalled overview of a time when three-quarters of the globe went to war." Slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; tiny bump at top edge, near spine, of a few pages. Dust jacket has li ght ed ge wri nk ling/creasing. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
HITLER'S HENCHMEN., Capelle, Henk van, Dr. and Bovenkamp, Peter van de, Dr.
5 Capelle, Henk van, Dr. and Bovenkamp, Peter van de, Dr. HITLER'S HENCHMEN.
Bison, London, 1990. 
192 pp, folio (14 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0861246209 "Created, ordered and led by Hitler, the state apparatus of Nazi Germany rigorously controlled all aspects of life in the Third Reich from cradle to grave. To maintain his iron grip on the German people through the ministries of his dictatorial government, Hitler surrounded himself with a small clique of fanatical, devoted acolytes. Men such as Heinrich Himmler, the much-feared chief of the Waffen-SS and organiser of t h e Holocaust, and Hermann Goering, the bombastic head of the Luftwaffe, wielded enormous power and held the fate of millions in their corrupt hands. (This book) tells the inside story of the Third Reich, looking at the personalities, roles and ri va lr ies of Hitler's closest associates: Joseph Goebbels, the astute propaganda minister; Joachim von Ribbentrop, the Reich's chief diplomat; Rudolph Hess, Hitler's disgraced deputy; Albert Speer, the manager of the Reich's economy; Baldur von S chi rac h, the fanatic who moulded the thoughts of the youth of Germany; Alfred Rosenberg, the man who created the philosophical framework for the ideology of Nazisim; Martin Bormann, Hitler's enigmatic advisor; and Evan Braun, Hitler's mistress. W ritt en b y ( two) noted Dutch historians, (it) reveals the truth behind the fascade of the Third Reich and is an important contribution to the literature of the Nazi era. Illustrated with 300 photographs, many in colour, this book is a must for an y stu dent of t he rise and fall of the Third Reich and its leaders." Bokk is slightly cocked, has light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners. Dust jacket has light rubbing, several small edge tears with old tape repairs, light to moderate e dge we ar/wr inkli ng - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny dints on front panel, a few small faint line indentations on rear panel. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
CANADA 95.  THE COLLECTION OF 1995 STAMPS., Ellis, Louise and Ebbs, Leslie Elizabeth.
6 Ellis, Louise and Ebbs, Leslie Elizabeth. CANADA 95. THE COLLECTION OF 1995 STAMPS.
Canada Canada Post Corporation 1995 066059837X / 9780660598376 Hard Cover Near Fine 
66 pp, 10 3/4" H. Black covers with gilt lettering on spine, blindstamped maple leaf and lettering on front board. Pictorial endpapers, colour and b&w photographs, drawings throughout. Colour illustrated slipcase. Contains 68 stamps (collated), which have been removed from the original envelope and inserted into the protective plastic sleeves on the appropriate pages - face value over $32.00. Louisbourg (5); Manitoba 125 (1); Bridges (4); Golf (5); Group of Seven (7); New Members (3); Historic Vehicles (6); Alfred Pellan (1); Comic Book Superheroes (5); Lunenburg Academy (1); The Arctic (5); Christmas - Emile Brunet Stone Carvings (3); Animal Migration - Canada/Mexico (4) 1945 (4); The Holocaust (1); United Nations (1); La Francophonie (1); 30th Anniversary of Flag (1); Definitive Stamps (8); Greeting Stamps (2). Bilingual text (English/French). Book and slipcase are in fine condition. Minor wear on edges of original envelope that contained stamps. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE PITY OF WAR.  EXPLAINING WORLD WAR I., Ferguson, Niall.
7 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
 
 
FLASHMAN AND THE REDSKINS.  FROM THE FLASHMAN PAPERS, 1849-50 AND 1875-76., Fraser, George MacDonald.  Dust jacket art by Barbosa.
8 Fraser, George MacDonald. Dust jacket art by Barbosa. FLASHMAN AND THE REDSKINS. FROM THE FLASHMAN PAPERS, 1849-50 AND 1875-76.
Collins, London, 1982, first edition. 
479 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers. "When the tide of battle surged over the slopes of Little Bighorn, and Sitting Bull's braves gathered for the final charge that would sweep away the gallant remnant of Custer's 7th Cavalry, a clarion voice was heard above the crash of shots and whistle of arrows, the war-whoops and the pounding hooves: - Readers of his previous adventures will not fail to identify the speaker, or to recognise the tall, distinguished figure in evening dress, tails and whiskers, fleeing the stricken field: Sir Harry Flashman, V.C., veteran of countless retreats from battle and bedchamber, the most decorated coward of the Victorian age, was meeting his fate with the same matchless poltroone ry and deafness to duty and decency which had sustained him through a lifetime of dishonourable service, and endeared him to a generation of readers. But how the arch-cad of Dr Arnold's Rugby found himself in the climactic struggle of the Ame r i c a n West is only one chapter in an odyssey as hair-raising and scandalous as any in his six earlier volumes of memoirs. He traces it with his usual shameless candour and caustic humour, from the wagon-trains of the Forty-Niners, when he foug ht h is t er r ified way across the Plains in command of a bordello on wheels, to the holocaust of Bent's Fort and the horrors of scalp-hunting raids, Apache warpaths, dinner parties with Custer, captivity among the Sioux, confrontations with Pres ide nt Gra nt and W ild Bill Hickock, duels, escapes, conspiracies, and shoot-outs - to say nothing of passionate encounters with Indian belles, dusky beauties, enthusiastic widows, and mysterious adventuresses. This is Flashy's West as only he ca n de scr ibe it - th e W est, at once legendary and authentic, of Mangas Colorado and Kit Carson, of Custer and Spotted Tail, of Crazy Horse and the Deadwood stage, a pageant of savage warriors and Mountain Men, glory-hunting soldiers and gunfighter s, ga mble rs, ecc entri cs, scoundrels, and those extraordinary folk, white and Indian, who broke the trails or resisted the invasion." Book slightly cocked, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine/hinges, very light speckles of foxing on top of te xt blo ck. Dust jac ket ha s be en price clipped, has minor edge wear/wrinkling, soft wrinkles at top edge of rear flap, light rubbing. Very Good-/Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
MOSHE SAFDIE., Kohn, Wendy, editor.  (Moshe Safdie, Michael Sorkin, Paul Goldberger, Peter G. Rowe, Witold Rybczynski.)
9 Kohn, Wendy, editor. (Moshe Safdie, Michael Sorkin, Paul Goldberger, Peter G. Rowe, Witold Rybczynski.) MOSHE SAFDIE.
London Academy Editions 1996 1854904531 / 9781854904539 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Signed by Author
344 pp, folio (13 1/4" H). Signed on half title page: "Moshe Safdie / March 1997". "Influenced by the diverse cultures of Canada, Israel and the USA, Moshe Safdie's architecture displays a richly evolving tectonic and spatial sensibility. During 30 years of practice, he has designed public institutions, housing and mixed-use complexes, and developed designs for both existing urban districts and entirely new citities. In this monograph more than 40 of his projects are illustrated with spectacular photography, original design sketches and text. These works include his seminal Habitat project for the Canadian Expo '67, the National Gallery of Canada, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and Vancouver's Library Square in Caada; the Yad Vashem Children's Holocaust Memorial, the Restoration of the Jewish Quarter, Mamilla Center and Hebrew Union College in the city of Jerusalem; the Skirball Museum and Cultural Center in Los Angeles; and the urban designs for Montreal, Senegal, Singapore and the new city of Modi'in in Israel. Together, they demonstrate the depth of Safdie's work, and an architectural vocabulary full of light and colour. In his essay 'The Language and Medium of Architecture' and in an interview with Wendy Kohn, Moshe Safdie discusses his architecture and influences. Each of the essays, by Michael Sorkin, Paul Goldberger, Witold Rybczynski and Peter G. Rowe, covers a different facet of Safdie's architectural oeuvre." Two tiny dents at top edge of rear board, very minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light rubbing, minor edge wear/wrinkling. 
Price: 225.00 USD
 
 
THE END OF THE WORLD., Lapham, Lewis H., ed. w/Peter T. Struck.  Intro. by Simon Schama. (Polybius, Suetonius, Josephus, Nostrdamus, Voltaire, Robespierre, Edmund Burke, Charled Darwin, Karl Marx, Jack London, Siegfried Sassoon, H.L. Mencken, Primo Levi, Rachel Carson, et
10 Lapham, Lewis H., ed. w/Peter T. Struck. Intro. by Simon Schama. (Polybius, Suetonius, Josephus, Nostrdamus, Voltaire, Robespierre, Edmund Burke, Charled Darwin, Karl Marx, Jack London, Siegfried Sassoon, H.L. Mencken, Primo Levi, Rachel Carson, et THE END OF THE WORLD.
St. Martin's, New York, 1998. 
297 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0312192649 B&w illustrations. "The Romans at Pompeii, the Confederates at Richmond, and the German Jews in 1938 all had reason to believe that the world was ending. But when the storm had passed and the dust had cleared, no matter what the destruction, the world still turned. This fascinating collection contains works by diverse historians including Plato, Thucydides, Pliny, Leonardo da Vinci, John Donne, Freud, Mencken, a n d P i casso. Mary Chestnut writes in her diary as the Confederacy crumbles around her; Jack London describes the great earthquake that struck San Francisco in 1906; a Bolshevik watches the Winter Palace fall in 1917; a Polish poet fights for f oo d in Au sc hwitz. Soldiers from every major war from ancient Rome through Vietnam march toward death; a writer toils while the Black Plague topples those around him; a monk watches the Aztec empire fall to the Spaniards; the Middle Passage de fi es hu man i ty and life. The most famous episodes of human tragedy are described by the men and women who lived. them. With an introduction by Simon Schama, this fully illustrated anthology of first-person accounts of diaster from Thucydides t o C NN, fr om P om pei i to the Holocaust, is as heartbreaking as it is inspiring, as terrifying as it is fascinating." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny dint on bottom edge of rear board. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, mi nor rubb ing, 2" w rin kle on fr ont panel. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
11 Layton, Irving. THE POLE-VAULTER.
McClelland and Stewart, (Toronto, 1974), Ist edition. 
94 pp, large 8vo, soft cover. Interior - pages browning lightly, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edgewear/rubbing, small sticker pull mark at top of front cover, spine flat and uncreased with tiny area of surface paper loss at bottom. VG- 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
COUNTRYMEN.  THE UNTOLD STORY OF HOW DENMARK'S JEWS ESCAPED THE NAZIS, OF THE COURAGE OF THEIR FELLOW DANES - AND OF THE EXTRAORDINARY ROLE OF THE SS., Lidegaard, Bo.  translated from the Danish by Robert Maass.
12 Lidegaard, Bo. translated from the Danish by Robert Maass. COUNTRYMEN. THE UNTOLD STORY OF HOW DENMARK'S JEWS ESCAPED THE NAZIS, OF THE COURAGE OF THEIR FELLOW DANES - AND OF THE EXTRAORDINARY ROLE OF THE SS.
Toronto Signal / McClelland & Stewart 2013 0771047126 / 9780771047121 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
396 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. "(In 1943, anticipating) that the German occupying powers would soon issue the long-feared order to round up the entire population of Jews for deportation to concentration camps, the Danish people stood up in defiance and resisted. The king, politicians, and ordinary civilians were united in their response - these treatened people were not simply Jews but fellow Danes who happened to be Jewish, and no one would help in rounding them up for confinement and deporation. Over fourteen harrowing days, as they were helped, hidden, and protected by ordinary people who spontaneously rushed to save their fellow citizens, an incredible 7,742 out of 8,200 Jewish refugees were smuggled out all along the coast - on ships, schooners, fishing boats, anything that floated - to Sweden. Unfolding on a day-to-day basis, 'Countrymen' brings together accounts written by individuals and officials as events happened, offering a comprehensive overview that underlines occupied Denmark's historical importance to Hitler as a prop for a model Nazi state and revealing the savage conflict among top Nazi brass for control of the country." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
DIVERS.  FROM PIPER ALPHA TO THE GULF WAR., May, Jon.
13 May, Jon. DIVERS. FROM PIPER ALPHA TO THE GULF WAR.
Coronet / Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1996. 
245 pp, mass market paperback. ISBN 0340649062 B&w drawings. " Jon May is a paramedic who is also trained to control deep sea dive systems attached to the world's oil industry. This is his own true story, starting in the holocaust that was the P iper Alpha disaster and taking him from the North Sea to cleaning up offshore after the Kuwait War, to Bombay, the South China Sea and Vietnam. The work of the men who descend to great depths to difuse mines, check pipelines, and clear underwate r d isaster areas is described with absorbing documentary realism and a degree of gallows humour. From helping rescue a skipper trapped below deck on a sinking ship to treating a latterday victim of mustard gas, Jon May tells a story that is the s tu f f of so much fiction, but for knife-edged excitement there is nothing to beat the truth." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE CHRONOLOGICAL ATLAS OF WORLD WAR TWO.  (WORLD WAR II), Messenger, Charles.
14 Messenger, Charles. THE CHRONOLOGICAL ATLAS OF WORLD WAR TWO. (WORLD WAR II)
New York Macmillan 1989 0025843915 / 9780025843912 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Richard and Hazel Watson, maps. 
255 pp, 11 3/4" H. Over 200 maps/battle plans in shades of black, white and red. "(T)his book provides a continuous, chronological narrative, linking the theatres and showing how each affected the others, and the way in which the protagonists were forced to adjust the deployment of armies and resources between them. Each two-page spread describes and maps a particular phase in the conflict, linking its position in the order of events to previous and subsequent topics. Graphic keys supply at-a-glance locations in time and place, while a cursor bar shows the phase of the overall conflict. The maps have been designed to complement and amplify the chronological text, presenting not only the main events but also showing peripheral and incidental information to aid the reader in forming a clear picture of the course of the war. Areas depicted have been chosen with care, to include all the zones and their implicit factors that impinged upon the decision-making of the com-manders in the field as well as their political masters. As a narrative, graphic history of the Second World War, this book will provide new insights for the expert as well as a uniquely comprehensible overview for the layman." Section headings: Introduction; The Legacy of the First World War; Just a European War; Britain Alone; Hitler Turns East; The Dark Before the Dawn; Tide on the Turn; Slowly But Surley; Europe Re-Entered; Liberation; Closing In; Victory in Europe; The Ultimate Weapon; The Legacy; Further Reading; Index. Minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
JANE'S FIGHTING SHIPS 1919.  A REPRINT OF THE 1919 EDITION OF FIGHTING SHIPS., Parkes, O., Surgeon-Lieut. and Predergast, Maurice, editors.
15 Parkes, O., Surgeon-Lieut. and Predergast, Maurice, editors. JANE'S FIGHTING SHIPS 1919. A REPRINT OF THE 1919 EDITION OF FIGHTING SHIPS.
New York Arco 1969 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
Facsimile reprint of the 1919 edition, with 161 pp of contemporary advertising (with b&w illustrations), followed by 634 pp of text/b&w illustrations. "Here we see how the world's navies emerged at the end of the 1914-18 holocaust. As the preface states, the labor incurred in the preparation of this edition was exceptionally heavy, the editors having to deal with much information withheld from publication during hostilities as well as with the demobilization of the war fleets, 'the indeterminate state of the late enemy navies, and the chaotic conditons of the Russian fleet'. The contents include sections on ships lost in the war, a revised glossary and the usual close-ups on the existing fleets and advertisements of naval power to come. Pictures, dimensions, tonnages, armament details, are here for scholar or enthusiast." Section headings: Alphabetical List of Advertisers; Classified List of Advertisers; Preface; General Index (named ships only); Technical Terms in Foreign Languages; British Navy; U.S. Navy; Japanese Navy; French Navy; Italian Navy; Minor European Navies; South & Central American Navies; Lesser Asiatic & African Navies; Late Enemy & Russian Navies (Austrian Navy / Bulgarian Navy / German Navy / Russian Navy (Baltic Section) / Russian Navy (Black Sea Section) / Turkish Navy); Explanatory Notes to British Navy Section; Ships Lost in the War; Addenda Pages. Sharp crease down free rear endpaper - indents on adjacent page, four soft creases down free front endpaper and title page, light wear at corners ans at top/bottom hinge edges a few minor rub marks on boards. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has wear at op/bottom of flap-folds and top/bottom of hinges, three soft creases on front panel, small area of shelf soiling on bottom of text block, light browning at top inside edge. Please note: this is a heavy volume and may require extra postage charges for expedited or overseas shipping. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
16 Ponting, Clive. ARMAGEDDON: THE REALITY BEHIND THE DISTORTIONS, MYTHS, LIES, AND ILLUSIONS OF WORLD WAR II.
Random House, New York, (1995). 
376 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w maps. "...analyzes how and why World War II expanded from a limited European battleground to become the only universal war in history, why countries were dragged into the fighting, and how only a small number of neutral states escaped. Though Ponting does compare the military capacities of the Allies and the Axis, he avoids a conventional description of battlefield maneuvers, concentrating instead on the impact of the war on service personnel everywhere. He also details the fates of the hundreds of millions of civilians emeshed in the war - how they survived occupation, and what resistance, collaboration, and liberation really meant. A fascinating overview of the world's greatest conflagration, and an utterly original work, 'Armageddon' has a truly global sweep, revealing new facts, posing provocative questions, and, exactly fifty years after its conclusion, challenging many of our common assumptions about a war whose influence still reverberates today." Small light mark on free front endpaper, remainder dot on bottom of textblock, tiny dint on bottom edge of front board, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing, small faint sticker mark on inside of front flap. VG/VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HITLER AND HIS SECRET PARTNERS: CONTRIBUTIONS, LOOT AND REWARDS, 1933-1945., Pool, James.
17 Pool, James. HITLER AND HIS SECRET PARTNERS: CONTRIBUTIONS, LOOT AND REWARDS, 1933-1945.
Pocket Books, New York, 1997, first edition. 
415 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0671760815 B&w photographs. "Here, for the first time, is the full story of the financial calculation, exploitation, and greed at the core of the Third Reich, and of an amassed legacy that continues t o make headlines with the recent emergence of Nazi accounts in Swiss banks. Discover the explosive truth about the men and women who provided Hitler with money and moral support - and what they received in return." Near Fin e / F i n e 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
UNPUNISHED CRIMES: LATVIA UNDER THREE OCCUPATIONS, Puisans, Tadeuss, Dr., Editor.  Janis Mezaks, Project Coordinator
18 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
 
 
A WESTMINSTER CHILDHOOD., Raynor, John.  Illustrated by Dennis Flanders.
19 Raynor, John. Illustrated by Dennis Flanders. A WESTMINSTER CHILDHOOD.
Cassell, London, 1973, first edition. 
213 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0304291838 B&w illustrations. "When John Raynor, composer of nearly seven hundred song settings, died so tragically in a road accident in 1970, he left behind not only his lifetime's musical work, but the manuscript of this enchanting account of the years of his childhood. His father was Arthur Guy Sandars Raynor, a famous Master of the King's Scholars at Westminster School, and the young John spent his earliest years in the g r e y p r e s ence of London's great Abbey. History and tradition were the day-long companions of the perceptive, sensitive child, who indeed was born at No. 3, Little Dean's Yard, 'that inmost court of an inner court, the quietest and dreamies t p la ce i n L on do n' . But there were sounds and colours and images that were to stay with him all his life and which he recorded so evocatively in this book: the brilliant-hued flowers of Westminster's secluded gardens; the magic of first h ea rin g t he Abb ey 's glo rio us organ; the clocks of London that became a lifelong passion; nursery fires and braziers; his mother's jewel case and his father's butterfly case, full of dazzling, glittering, shimmering things to feast a child's ey es. Te rror an d sa dne ss also cas t their shadows, to persist into later life: a haunted bedroom which drove the five-year-old boy to the brink of a nervous breakdown; the nameless, primitive horror borne on the wind from a tannery; the dreade d ch urch door whic h pro ved to have had h um an skin nailed to it; the death of a brother, killed in the holocaust of 1918. This is a quiet, gentle book, written by a gentle man whose love for the England that he knew shines as surely in these 'r ecoll ectio ns in tran quilit y' o f a happ y, com ple te childhood at the beginning of the century as it does in the songs by which he has so greatly enriched English music." Light fading at top edge of spine and at part of rear board, very smal l ligh t stai n on b ottom of text block , ve ry min or edge wea r. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light wrinkling and wear at top of spine and flap-folds, light fading to spine color, one small and one tiny closed tear. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
20 Rubinek, Saul. SO MANY MIRACLES.
Markham, Ontario Viking 1988 0670818585 / 9780670818587 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
216 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs. "Saul grew up thinking that everyone's parents had nightmares. While interviewing his mother and father, he found more than the source of nightmares. This powerful oral history paints a vivid picture of the young 'shtetl' girl who fell in love with the first Jewish man she ever saw dance the tango - the city boy, a boy who had broken away from religious tradition to make his fortune as an actor. (This) is the story of the young couple's love and marriage, over the strenuous objections of parents, despite the spectre of war and Holocaust. Frania and Israel tell of their 28 months in hiding with Polish farmers; of how they ran from Poland with the help of an underground refugee network and made their way, through the Displaced Persons camp, to Canada. The last part of the book is about the Rubineks' return to Poland, after more than 40 years, to have a reunion with the Polish family who saved their lives. Saul began to tape interviews with his mother and father over 12 years ago. What emerged was not only a family reconciliation but also an intricate personal history - romantic, horrific and passionate." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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