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RULES OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA WITH APPENDIX, APRIL 23, 1913.
1 RULES OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA WITH APPENDIX, APRIL 23, 1913.
Ottawa C.H. Parelee 1913 Hard Cover Very Good - 
90 pp, 6 1/2" H. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering on front board. Contents: General Rule / Sittings of the House / Quorum / Order in the House / Casting vote of Speaker / Divisions / Yeas and Nays / Internal Economy Report / Select Standing Committees / Quorum of Committess / Deputy Speaker / Rules of Debate / Question of Order / Decorum in Debate / Reading the Question / Members not to speak twice / Conduct of Members as to Voting - Personal interest / Decorum in the House / Attendance of Members / Business of the House / Officers of the House / General Regulations / Intercourse between the two Houses / Private Bill Business / The Library of Parliament. A few small light finger marks on free rear endpaper, very light wear at corners and top/bottom of spine, tiny corner bumps, a few small indentations and scratches on front board, light wrinkling on spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CHEMISTRY AND THE AEROPLANE., Clancey, Vernon J.
2 Clancey, Vernon J. CHEMISTRY AND THE AEROPLANE.
London Thomas Nelson & Sons 1942 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Good 
176 pp, 7 3/8" H. Blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold lettering and winged lion emblem on front board. Part of the Nelson's Aeroscience Manuals series. B&w illustrations. Contents: Making Flight Possible; Petrol; Substitute Fuels; Petrol Plus Engine; Steel; Non-Ferrous Alloys; Plastics; Chemical Energy; The Gas Laws; Behaviour of Gases; Accessories; Index. Minor browning on free endpapers, two large corner creases on rear free endpaper, two tiny corner bumps, one tiny edge bump. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - moderate at top of spine, light browing to spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
3 Corr, Gerard H. THE CHINESE RED ARMY: CAMPAIGNS AND POLITICS SINCE 1949.
Osprey, Reading, 1974, first edition. 
176 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, maps. "The modern Chinese army has been in existence for twenty-five years and has been at war, somewhere, for most of that time. It is thus the most battle-hardened army in the worl d. Its four major campaigns have been in Tibet, Korea, India and the Russian confrontation in Mongolia - all on China's border....China's military achievements in these campaigns have not before been considered together as a single developin g s t o r y . Mr Corr does so now against the background of China's political advancement. He presents both sides of each argument, and demonstrates that the Chinese attitude is usually racial rather than political: they are Chinese first and Com mu n is t se co nd . He examines the internal political divisions of the People's Liberation Army, especially the 'Red versus expert' debate, culminating in the mysterious death in 1971 of Lin Piao. The book concudes with an up-to-date assessment of th e R ed Ar my' s s trength, potential, and political motivation." Moderate cigarette odor, slight browning to pages and edges of text block. Dust jacket has minor wear and wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light browning. V ery Goo d-/ Very Goo d 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
CHRISTOPHER BRETON., Dewdney, Selwyn.
4 Dewdney, Selwyn. CHRISTOPHER BRETON.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1978 0771026986 / 9780771026980 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- Michael van Elsen, dust jacket design. Inscribed By Author
367 pp, 8 1/2" H. Inscribed on title page: "for Lucile / To whom I am / beholden / for many things / with love / Selwyn." "(A) compelling portrait of a young man torn by opposing forces - both internal and external - as he struggles with his own life and seeks to unravel a puzzle around his late father. Strains of mystery and emotional suspense are woven into a kaleidoscopic tapestry of past, present, dream and reality. And with each stage of the masterfully constructed narrative, Christopher Breton's mind and soul are bared to us, his conflicts and passions felt at the deepest level. We experience his struggle with the forces that have shaped his life, and share his discovery, from his father's personal papers, of facts that could well shatter it. (A) novel of sin and retribution, honesty and deceit, guilt and obligation. It explores, with bold and startling impact, the agonizing limitations that secrecy imposes on the lives of those who practice it - and the dark, often unrealized effects it has on those closest to them." Minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block, very light wrinklng at top/bottom of spine, minor glue residue at head of spine, spine has a very slight lean. Dust jacket has edge wear, creases, tears (some archivally taped) and small chips; rubbing on panels; very light browning on inside; protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
FIGHTERS OF WORLD WAR II., Donald, David, editor.
5 Donald, David, editor. FIGHTERS OF WORLD WAR II.
Brown, London, 1998. 
192 pp, 12" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1897884346 "(C)ontains 24 of the most famous fighter aircraft to take part in World War II. This highly illustrated and comprehensive book includes the most important aircraft that fought on the Alli ed side, such as the Spitfire, Hurricane, Meteor and Thunderbolt, and the fighters that fought for the Axis, such as the Focke-Wulf 190, Messerschmitt 109 and Mitsubishi Ki-46. Each aircraft and its variants is examined in fascinating detail. ( T h e book) contains more than 100 black and white photographs, dozens of genuine wartime colour photographs and more than 100 colour artworks. The authoritative text examines each aircraft's history of development and its service record. Complem en ti ng the text are charts that list details of all the variants produced, plus a full specifications table that provides information on powerplants, performance, weights, dimensions and weapons load. Each aircraft is shown in all its manifestat ion s, inc luding the liveries of its squadrons and any markings of foreign air forces. Each entry is accompanied by a fully annotated cutaway line artwork detailing the internal layout and working parts of each fighter." Dust jacket has minor edg e wr ink ling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CIVIL AIRCRAFT., Donald, David, general editor.
6 Donald, David, general editor. THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CIVIL AIRCRAFT.
Prospero, Etobicoke, Ontario, 1999, revised and updated edition. 
816 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1552678512 Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, cutaways, profiles. "(A) highly illustrated volume which examines in detail all the significant civil aircraft that have been manufactured since the early part of the twentieth century. Organized in alphabetical order by manufacturer, the entries provide a history of the company followed by detailed accounts of more than 100 key aircraft types and their varian t s . A ll of the best-known manufacturers are represented, including current industry leaders such as McDonnell Douglas, Airbus and Boeing, as well as companies that have fallen by the wayside, such as De Havilland. Each entry is accompanied by c ol ou r a nd black-and-white photographs and artworks showing the craft in different liveries. Many of the aircraft featured (here) are also represented by a detailed cutaway drawing, which is fully annotated and shows the internal components and fi tti ng s. " S light bump at top of spine, light waviness to edges of text block. Dust jacket has slight browning on spine, heavy wrinkling at top of spine and hinges with small tear archivally taped, minor edge wear/wrinkling. Very Good+/Ver y Go od 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
PRINCIPLES OF THE STROMBERG INJECTION CARBURETTOR:  SPECIALLY ADAPTED TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FLIGHT ENGINEERS., Fisher, Charles H.
7 Fisher, Charles H. PRINCIPLES OF THE STROMBERG INJECTION CARBURETTOR: SPECIALLY ADAPTED TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FLIGHT ENGINEERS.
London British Aviation Publications / George Newnes 1944 First Edition Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
48 pp, 8 7/8" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings/diagrams. Section headings: Preface; The Elements of Carburation and Fuel Injection; The Stromberg System of Petrol Injection; The Injection Carburettor Constructional Details; General Notes of Running and Maintenance. Interior - tiny bump at top/bottom corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very minor wear at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF TANKS AND ARMOURED FIGHTING VEHICLES.  THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO OVER 900 ARMOURED FIGHTING VEHICLES FROM 1915 TO THE PRESENT DAY., Foss, Christopher F., ed.  (Will Fowler, Terry J. Gander, Dr. Chris Mann, Dr. William Philpott, Alexander Stilwell, Jim Winchester.)
8 Foss, Christopher F., ed. (Will Fowler, Terry J. Gander, Dr. Chris Mann, Dr. William Philpott, Alexander Stilwell, Jim Winchester.) THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF TANKS AND ARMOURED FIGHTING VEHICLES. THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO OVER 900 ARMOURED FIGHTING VEHICLES FROM 1915 TO THE PRESENT DAY.
Spellmount, Staplehurst, 2003. 
544 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1862271887 Profusely illustrated with color and b&w photographs, color drawings. "....details over 900 tanks, armoured personnel carriers, tank destroyers, reconnaissance vehicles, armoured cars and self-propelled guns, from the British Mk I tank of World War I to the German Tiger of World War II, and the American M1 Abrams seen today. It covers not only the major manufacturers in the US, UK, Germany, France, and Russia, but also t h e vehicles produced by smaller nations, presenting a complete global commentary on the world's amoured combat machines. Organized by country, then by vehicle type, you will find the manufacturing history, key dates, and main theatres of action f or e ach machine, as well as insights into the engineering attributes and limitations of each vehicle. Each entry includes a comprehensive specification table, detailing all the essential data: armament, crew, dimensions, speed, range, engine t ype s a nd power output. With authoritative text and 1,000 photographs and high-quality colour artworks, many of them showing the internal components of the vehicles, (this) is a unique reference book - essential reading for experts and general mil itar y en thu siasts alike." Book is lightly cocked, minor corner wear, light wrinkling at top of spine, light shelf soiling on bottom of text block; place, date and signature in pencil on free front endpaper; tiny scuff on rear pastedown. Dust ja cket has m inor edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing - mainly on rear panel, a few tiny dints and faint line indentations on front panel, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light crease down middle of spine. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
9 Grant, Michael. THE ARMY OF THE CAESARS.
M. Evans, New York, 1992, reprint. 
366 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0871317052 B&w maps. "(S)hows how the rise and decline of imperial Rome was intimately connected with the balance of political and military power. The role of the army in the Roman em pire was a formidable one: the emperor depended on the soldiers for his continued existence, as did the empire itself. But an army powerful enought to defend the frontiers and keep the Roman peace also had the power to destroy the emperor. A g a i n s t this ever-present danger the emperors took unceasing precautions, one of their principal methods being to surround themselves with bodyguards, the Praetorian Guard. But what began as a protective measure had wider repercussions, for th e Gu ar d ca me to play an even greater part in the internal politics of the empire...The story of 'The Army of the Caesars' provides a model of how civil strife, focused around the holders of military power inevitably occurs, endangering the pr eca ri ous eq ui lib riu m of large areas of the world." Faint erased pencil mark on free front end paper, three tiny dints on bottom edge of rear board. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing, 3" light line indentation/scratch on r ear pan el. Ve ry G ood+ /Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
F-111 AARDVARK.  WINGS NO 4., Halberstadt, Hans.
10 Halberstadt, Hans. F-111 AARDVARK. WINGS NO 4.
Windrow & Greene, London, 1992, 1st edition. 
96 pp, 10 3/16" H, soft cover. ISBN 1872004423 Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. Contents: Attack of the Aardvark; Walkaround; How to Fly the F-111. "(The Aardvark) can carry a massive payload (up to 45,000 lbs), to an enormous dist ance (3,000 miles on internal fuel alone), and deliver it effectively from high or low altitude. It is ruggedly strong: 'you can lose half your hydraulics and still fly the airplane home; you can fly it around with total electrical failure', sa y s o ne of the pilots interviewed for this book. The F-111 has a unique 'escape pod' cockpit section; the late models can handle the most modern laser-designed munitions; and the ECM 'Raven' version reduces the enemy's radar defence displays to m us h. T he F-111 has seen combat since Vietnam; it was the implement chosen to chastise Gadaffi in April 1986, flying from its British bases; and it was one of the unsung heroes of the Gulf War, delivering every kind of attack - strategic bombing, ta cti c al ground-attack, and battlefield interdiction." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, blacked-out price label on rear cover. Very Good+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
11 Hanson, R.B., foreword by. CANADA 1935: THE OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF PRESENT CONDITIONS AND RECENT PROGRESS.
Dominion Bureau of Statistics, Ottawa, 1935. 
192 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), soft cover. Monotone illustrations (photos, reproductions, graphs, charts, etc.), 2 fold-out color maps. Contents: Introduction; The Territorial Evolution of Canada; Population; Wealth, Production and Income - Capital Investments; Agriculture; The Forest Wealth of Canada; Mines and Minerals; Water Powers of Canada; The Fisheries of Canada; The Fur Trade; The Manufactures of Canada; Construction; Transportation and Communications; Internal Trade; External Trade of Canada; Public Finance; Currency and Banking - Insurance - Loan and Trust Companies - Miscellaneous; Labour; Education - Public Libraries; Miscellaneous Statistics; Appendix. Interior - book lightly cracked at front hinge and page 32/33, small soft crease at bottom edge of most pages, soft crease at top corner of pages 1-16. Exterior - bottom of spine bumped causing crease throughout textblock, 1/2" tear/tiny chip at bottom of front hinge, small corner crease at bottom corner of rear cover with migration into last few pages, light edge wear, moderate rubbing to color, small circular watermark on front cover. Good reference copy. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
UNDERSTANDING AERO-ENGINES BY QUESTION AND ANSWER., Hazell, W.  Introduction by Squadron-Leader Whittlesea.
12 Hazell, W. Introduction by Squadron-Leader Whittlesea. UNDERSTANDING AERO-ENGINES BY QUESTION AND ANSWER.
London English Universities Press 1941 Reprint Flexible cloth Covers Good 
159 pp, 7 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. Contents: Internal-Combustion Engine Theory: Magneto and Valve-Timing; Magneto Construction and Theory; Simple Carburettor / Aero Carburettors; Engine-Running Faults, Detonation, Etc.; Supercharching; Hobson Boost Control / Fixed Datum / Variable and Three-Stage Controls; Index. Interior - small soft crease at top corner of approx. first 45 pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - wrinkling on spine, small soft corner crease on front cover, minor corner crease on rear cover, minor edge wear, browning to edges of text block, sone soiling to bottom of text block, small shallow dent on rear cover - migrates into last page. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
13 Hivert-Carthew, Annick. GHOSTLY LIGHTS: GREAT LAKES LIGHTHOUSE TALES OF TERROR.
Manchester, MI Wilderness Adventure Books 1999 0923568441 / 9780923568443 Second Printing Soft Cover Very Good+ Martha Diebboll. 
162 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H). B&w illustrations. "Phantom shadows on Lake Ontario - drowning sailors at Point Iroquois - mysterious disappearances on Hope Island - madness and horror at South Haven. The isolated lighthouses of the Great Lakes provide the perfect setting for twenty-one spine-tingling tales. In these lonely outposts, a solitary keeper struggles with the elements, unknown forces, and internal demons - ." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, small faint wrinklrs at bottom corner of rear cover, tiny speck of soiling on top of text block. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
ENIGMA:  CODEBREAKING AND THE SECOND WORLD WAR., Hoare, Oliver, introduced and selected by.
14 Hoare, Oliver, introduced and selected by. ENIGMA: CODEBREAKING AND THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
Public Record Office, Richmond, 2002. 
Collection of 16 facsimile documents in card case - in original publisher's shrinkwrap. ISBN 1903365406 "The story of Allied codebreaking during the Second World War is one of extraordinary complexity, significance and success. The centre of Brit ain's codebreaking operation was at Bletchley Park (the home of 'Station X' during the war), and it was here the codebreakers raced to decipher German military signals, in particular the 'unbreakable' naval Enigma codes. The special intelli g e n c e ( r eferred to as 'Ultra') that they provided had a major influence on the outcome of hostilities, most notably contributing to crucial successes in the Battle for the Atlantic. Despite Churchill's orders at the end of the war that all e vi de nc e re l at in g to codebreaking be destroyed, many papers, including internal histories, summaries, and copies of decrypts, did survive. Key documents from this unique archive - many of which have never been published before - are faithfull y r epr odu ce d i n thi s p ack, providing a fascinating introduction to Britain's cryptographic secrets of the Second World War." Minor bump at one corner. Near Fine 
Price: 28.00 USD
 
 
THE RULERS OF RHODESIA: FROM EARLIEST TIMES TO THE REFERENDUM., Ransford, Oliver.
15 Ransford, Oliver. THE RULERS OF RHODESIA: FROM EARLIEST TIMES TO THE REFERENDUM.
John Murray, London, 1968, first edition. 
345 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates, double page map. "(T)races the history of Rhodesia from earliest times up to the referendum of 1922 when the Rhodesian electorate decided to seek independence under the Crown, rather than accept the South African Government's generous terms of union. (Ransford) begins with a study of the early bushmen and their art. He then moves from this 'golden age' to the growth of the Monomatapan empire - which is best remembered for i t s great Zimbabwe-type stone buildings - and to its subjection by the Portuguese in the sixteenth century. Here he introduces his main theme: that throughout its history Rhodesia has been governed by minority elites. The Portuguese were succeede d by the enigmatic Rozwi theocrats, and they in turn by the conquering Matabele who fled from Shaka's wrath in Zululand. It was during the Matabele ascendency that British missionaries first established themselves in the country, and the extraordi na ry story is told for the first time of the way in which internal dissension came close to wrecking their mission. The second part of the book describes Cecil Rhodes' occupation of the country and the events leading up to the referendum." Previo us own er's place, date and signature on free front endpaper, minor tiny foxing marks on top and fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light edge wear, light edge browning, some delamination on front hinge. Very Goo d/V ery Good- 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
BRITONS TO ARMS!  THE STORY OF THE BRITISH VOLUNTEER SOLDIER AND THE VOLUNTEER TRADITION IN LEICESTERSHIRE AND RUTLAND., Steppler, Glenn A.
16 Steppler, Glenn A. BRITONS TO ARMS! THE STORY OF THE BRITISH VOLUNTEER SOLDIER AND THE VOLUNTEER TRADITION IN LEICESTERSHIRE AND RUTLAND.
Budding, Stroud, 1997, reprint. 
185 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1840150149 "At first a spontaneous and temporary response to threats of invasion and internal rebellion, the British Volunteer became a permanent feature of military organization in the mid-Victorian era, eventually evolving into the territorial soldier of the twentieth century. Presented here is a general history of the Volunteer forces together with a detailed account of the experience of two Midland counties - Leicester s h i r e a nd Rutland. Thus both the intensely local dimension of what were initially ad hoc town and village corps, and the national significance of the British volunteer tradition are explored. Spanning three centuries, from the early eighteen th t o th e m id -twentieth century, this book charts the evolution, and the persistence, of a recurring phenomenon. It explains the exact origin and nature of the Napoleonic Volunteer Force and its mounted arm, the Yeomanry; the Victorian Rifle V olu nte er s a nd t he Territorials of the twentieth century, as well as the Home Guard of 1940 and its little-known predecessor, the Volunteer Training Corps of the First World War. Illustrated with twenty-four pages of contemporary black-and-whi te i llus tra tion s a nd set firmly in its social and political context, with careful attention paid to the organization, development and military role of the Volunteer forces, this is the story of a distinctly British institution." Light cigaret te od or. Dust jack et h as very minor rubbing. Very Good+/Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
17 Surgeoner, D. Hay. FIRST PRINCIPLES OF FLIGHT / AIRCRAFT CONSTRUCTION / NAVIGATION AND METEOROLOGY / AERO-ENGINES / RADIO FOR AEROPLANES. 5 VOLUMES FROM THE "AIR TRAINING SERIES".
London Longmans, Green Hard Cover Good+ E. Jeffrey, cover art. 
1.'First Principles of Flight' - 108 pp, 7 1/2" H, new impression September 1941 - b&w illustrations, including sectional diagram of Spitfire on front endpapers. Contents: Introduction; The Atmosphere; Fluid Motion; Aerodynamics; Practical Considerations; Stability; Control; Airscrews; Index. 2. 'Aircraft Construction' - 116 pp, 7 1/2" H, first edition 1942 - many b&w illustrations including double page sectional diagrams of Hurricane (front endpapers), Wellington (rear endpapers) and Spitfire (in main text). Contents: General Considerations; The Aeroplane Structure; The Flying Control System; Materials of Construction; Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems; Index. 3. 'Navigation and Meteorology' - 108 pp, 7 1/2" H, no date - b&w illustrations. Contents: Preparation; Maps and Charts; Problems of Navigation; Position Fixing; D.R. Navigation; Navigation in Practice; Some Navigational Problems; Instruments; Magnetism and Compasses; Meteorology; Index; Appendix: International Maps Signs. 4. 'Aero Engines' - 110 pp, 7 1/2" H, first edition 1942 - b&w illustrations. Contents: Introductory; The Internal Combustion Engine; Carburation; Supercharging; Ignition; Fuels and Fuel Systems; Lubrication; Engine Construction; Index. 5. 'Radio for Aeroplanes' - 122 pp, 7 1/2" H, no date - b&w illustrations. Contents: Electricity; Magnetism; Alternating Currents; The Alternating Current Circuit; Electromagnetic Waves; The Thermionic Valve; Principles of Transmission; Principles of Reception; Principles of Direction-Finding; Beam Approach; Aircraft Radio Equipment; Index. Each volume has a different colour scheme for the covers, but incorporate the same motif of the side profile of an eagle with wings spread and silhouettes of four airplanes in the background. A sixth book is mentioned on the back of four of these volumes ('How to Fly'), but is not included here. Books are lightly cocked, light browning to edges of text blocks, light edge wear, a few tiny foxing marks on edges of text block of 'Radio for Aeroplanes', tiny bump and tear at bottom of spine of 'Aircraft Construction' 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
SOUTHERN RHODESIA:  BACKGROUND TO CRISIS.  CHATHAM HOUSE MEMORANDA.  MARCH 1965., Symonds, JANE.
18 Symonds, JANE. SOUTHERN RHODESIA: BACKGROUND TO CRISIS. CHATHAM HOUSE MEMORANDA. MARCH 1965.
Oxford Royal Institute of International Affairs / Oxford University Press 1965 Stapled in Wraps Good 
61 pp, 10" H. Contents: Introduction; Independence by Negotiation or Threat; The United Nations; The Making of Rhodesia; The Constitution; The Administration of African Affairs; Education; Political Parties; The Land, Peoples, and Economy; The Land Apportionment Act; Internal Security and Armed Forces; The Problem Ahead. Interior - previous owner's date, place and signature in ink on title page; very small bump to top corner of pages, some small light creases on pages from handling, otherwise clean and tight. Exterior - scattered light foxing on covers, rusty staples, hinge creases and some slight weakness at staples, edge wear and edge creases on covers, three small staple indent marks near fore-edge of rear cover - migrate into last few pages, light rubbing. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
WHITE HEAT:  THE NEW WARFARE 1914-18., Terraine, John.
19 Terraine, John. WHITE HEAT: THE NEW WARFARE 1914-18.
Leo Cooper, London, 1992, reprint. 
352 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850523311 Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs, maps, battle plans, drawings. "Participants in the 1914-18 conflict were to witness the birth of air combat, the first true underwater war, the use of the internal combustion engine and radio-telegraphy for military ends, and the appearance of chemical warfare. This flood of inventions and developments, coinciding as it did with rising levels of industrialization and unpre c e d e n t e d increases in population, ensured that a whole generation would be virtually wiped out before the guns were silenced....(In this book, Terraine) concentrates on the nuts and bolts, the technology of war. His study is set against the ba ck gr ou nd o f the strategy of the high commands, which proved tactically so difficult to implement; the armies of the western front grinding to a halt and digging in, contrasting starkly with the sweeping movements in the east; the desperate a tte mpt s t o b rea kou t of the deadlock by means both orthodox and unorthodox, using all the tricks that the new technology could offer; the fighting that wore down all the armies involved, and the final push that finally stopped the carnage...." A few ligh t ru b li nes do wn front board, bump at bottom of spine, light wrinkling at top of spine, slight cigarette odor, book is slightly cocked, slight browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has minor browning, light wrinkling at top/b otto m of spin e and flap -fol ds. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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