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CORNELL CAPA: PHOTOGRAPHS., Capa, Cornell and Whelan, Richard, editors.
1 Capa, Cornell and Whelan, Richard, editors. CORNELL CAPA: PHOTOGRAPHS.
Boston Bulfinch Press / Little, Brown 1992 0821217771 / 9780821217771 First Edition. Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Cornell Capa. 
216 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w. "Cornell Capa, world famous for his photo-journalism as well as for his founding of New York's International Center of Photography, has had a long an d productive working life. His career has spanned several key decades of the twentieth century, and his work has taken him around the globe to cover political events and chronic social problems, to photograph the famous and the unsung. As a self-described concerned photographer, Cornell Capa has always been led by his instincts to photograph people - all kinds of people - with a humanitarian commitment. This book reflects that commitment in unforgettable pictures of missionaries in Central and South America; religious and tribal rituals; the presidental campaigns of Adlai Steven-son and John F. Kennedy; political upheavals, refugees, and wars; the historic and the marginal. Here, too, are moments of whimsy and joy, from Harlem to London to Peru, and memorable images of celebrities including Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, Alec Guiness, Grandma Moses, Billy Graham, and Boris Pasternak. Despite the wide recognition of Cornell Capa's achievements, and the fact that he has spent his lifetime furthering the art of photography, this book is the first retrospective collection of his work to be published in the United States. All these photographs transmit crucial aspects of the political, social, cultural, and religious history of our times." Very minor cocking to book. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
HERK:  HERO OF THE SKIES.  THE STORY OF THE LOCKHEED C-130 AND ITS ADVENTURES AROUND THE WORLD....FROM ASHIYA TO XINGU AND A FEW THOUSAND SPOTS IN BETWEEN....", Dabney, Joseph Earl.
2 Dabney, Joseph Earl. HERK: HERO OF THE SKIES. THE STORY OF THE LOCKHEED C-130 AND ITS ADVENTURES AROUND THE WORLD....FROM ASHIYA TO XINGU AND A FEW THOUSAND SPOTS IN BETWEEN...."
Copple House, Lamemont, Georgia, 1979, second printing. 
416 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0932298044 B&w photographs, maps, drawings/diagrams. "This is the complete and dramatic story of the amazing Lockheed C-130 Hercules - the modern day successor to the C-47 Gooney Bird. A do-anything, go-anywhere tactical (and strategic) transport, the Hercules has demonstrated its prowess around the world....from Entebbe to Xingu, and thousands of points in between, hauling goods and people into and out of postage stamp s t r i p s o f sand, snow and grass, to the amazement of onlookers and passengers alike....In this profusely illustrated definitive biography of the versatile Hercules, author Joe Dabney takes the reader through the propjet's development by Lockh e ed a nd t he U n it ed States Air Force and recounts many of the airplane's most heroic deeds....Much of the HERK's story is told in the words of the C-130 flyers themselves, particularly USAF pilots who flew the airplane in Vietnam, which was pe rha ps the ai rpl ane 's fi nest hour." Light edge wear, slight bump at corners, book very slightly cocked, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight bump to top corner of most pages. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling , l ight to mod erat e ru bbin g - mai nly on front panel, area of light color loss and tiny foxing marks on front panel, a few small tears archivally taped, light foxing and one small water mark on inside of spine. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PEACEKEEPER:  THE ROAD TO SARAJEVO., MacKenzie, Lewis.
3 MacKenzie, Lewis. PEACEKEEPER: THE ROAD TO SARAJEVO.
Vancouver Douglas & McIntyre 1993 155054098X / 9781550540987 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
345 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps. "Brave, tough, resourceful, and, rarest of all, blessed with an irreverent sense of humour, (Major-General Lewis) MacKenzie needed all those qualities for the biggest assignment of his military career: striving for peace among the warring factions in the former Yugoslavia. In this riveting memoir, MacKenzie describes how he created Sector Sarajevo, and with a 30-nation UN force set out to liberate the airport to receive desperately needed food and medical supplies. MacKenzie's outstanding and unorthodox leadership catapulted him to the status of an international celebrity, as he used the media - 'the only weapon I had' - to maximum advantage. Against the daily drama of shelling, sabotage, murder and shameless propaganda, motivated by ethnic hatreds, MacKenzie's adventures in Sarajevo read like a war novel - except that it is all tragically true. With the verve of a natural storyteller, (he) also recounts the often bizarre highlights of eight previous peacekeeping tours in the Middle East, Cyprus and Vietnam. From bluffing his way through the Turkish-Cypriot lines to boisterous forays into Saigon's netherworld; from basketball in the Gaza Strip to dodging sniper fire in Sarajevo; from daring diplomatic improvisations to bluntly outspoken criticisms of the UN bureaucracy: here is a veteran peackeeper's frank, funny and unforgettable story." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine/front hinge. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, tiny tear and wrinkling at bottom of front hinge/front panel. 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
PEACEKEEPER:  THE ROAD TO SARAJEVO., MacKenzie, Lewis.
4 MacKenzie, Lewis. PEACEKEEPER: THE ROAD TO SARAJEVO.
Vancouver Douglas & McIntyre 1993 155054098X / 9781550540987 First Edition Very Good Very Good+ 
345 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps. "Brave, tough, resourceful, and, rarest of all, blessed with an irreverent sense of humour, (Major-General Lewis) MacKenzie needed all those qualities for the biggest assignment of his military career: striving for peace among the warring factions in the former Yugoslavia. In this riveting memoir, MacKenzie describes how he created Sector Sarajevo, and with a 30-nation UN force set out to liberate the airport to receive desperately needed food and medical supplies. MacKenzie's outstanding and unorthodox leadership catapulted him to the status of an international celebrity, as he used the media - 'the only weapon I had' - to maximum advantage. Against the daily drama of shelling, sabotage, murder and shameless propaganda, motivated by ethnic hatreds, MacKenzie's adventures in Sarajevo read like a war novel - except that it is all tragically true. With the verve of a natural storyteller, (he) also recounts the often bizarre highlights of eight previous peacekeeping tours in the Middle East, Cyprus and Vietnam. From bluffing his way through the Turkish-Cypriot lines to boisterous forays into Saigon's netherworld; from basketball in the Gaza Strip to dodging sniper fire in Sarajevo; from daring diplomatic improvisations to bluntly outspoken criticisms of the UN bureaucracy: here is a veteran peackeeper's frank, funny and unforgettable story." Slight bump at bottom of spine with a tiny tear at bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor crease at bottom of front flap. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
5 Whitaker, Reg. DOUBLE STANDARD: THE SECRET HISTORY OF CANADIAN IMMIGRATION.
Toronto Lester & Orpen Dennys 1987 0886191726 / 9780886191726 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
348 pp, 9 1/4" H. "In 1986 Canada was awarded the United Nations' Nansen Prize, an award given to the country that best exemplifies compassion to refugees in its immigration policies. But has our immigration policy really been as compassionate as this honour suggests? (This) is the history of Canada's immigration policies from the time of the Second World War, through the troubled years of the Cold War, and into the present - from our notorious treatment of refugees from Hitler's Germany, throughour own McCarthy-like 'witch hunt' for undesirable immigrants, right up to the startling revelations made by the Dechenes commission. How is it possible that Canada admitted virtually an entire division of the Waffen-SS after the Second World War? Why do refugees from left-leaning countries find easier access to this country than do those from rightist regimes? In the light of the current debate over changes in our country's refugee and immigration policies, 'Double Standard' is particularly relevant and timely. It is both an engrossing and disturbing account of one aspect of our history, and an argument for ensuring that Canada maintains a just, fair, and humanitarian refugee policy in the future." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 


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