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1 Bowyer, Chaz. BOMBER BARONS.
Barnsley, South Yorkshire Leo Cooper 2001 085052802X / 9780850528022 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
222 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs. "By the end of the Second World War, a grim total of 55,000 air crew of Bomber Command has lost their lives. This figure comprised no less than seventy per cent of RAF fatalities. Yet, unlike their more glamorous fighter pilot colleagues, very few bomber pilots or crewmen were familiar household names to the general public. However, within the ranks of the RAF itself, some individuals stood out gaining high reputations for their courage and leadership, a respect achieved regardless of the decorations they had won or the number of sorties flown. These were the 'Bomber Barons'. In this authoritative book, (the author) chooses a selection of these men. Some like Leonard Cheshire, Guy Gibson and Hughie Edwards, are today well known but others such as Nick Knilans, Syd Clayton and Jo Lancaster, are familiar only to those 'in the know'. For each, the author details their careers and relates episodes that reflect the qualities that made them outstanding. At the same time, the reader learns of the unfolding dramatic development of Bomber Command from the comparatively uncoordinated, non-cohesive raids of the early part of the war to the highly-trained and deadly offensive weapon it became under Sir Arthur Harris, from 1942 AOC-in-C of Bomber Command, and the Greatest Baron of them all." Small very light stain in margin of page 16. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, a few very tiny dints, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FOR VALOUR:  THE AIR VCs., Bowyer, Chaz.
2 Bowyer, Chaz. FOR VALOUR: THE AIR VCs.
London Grub Street 1992 0948817577 / 9780948817571 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
548 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. Of the 1,350 Victoria Crosses awarded since 1856, only 51 have been conferred on airmen. "Here, for the first time, are the complete and accurate biographies of each of those 51 men. Though primarily regarded as a British honour, of those 51 airmen, 16 were not British-born; coming from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Eire willingly to pledge their lives in Britain's cause during the two major world wars of this century. Resulting from several decades of private research on an international scale, and profusely illustrated, this book has undoubtedly become the standard reference work on the subject of air VCs. It also provides a lasting record of their lives and astonishing courage - a permanent tribute to every airman ever awarded a Victoria Cross." Very minor wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light rubbing. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
FOR VALOUR:  THE AIR VCs., Bowyer, Chaz.
3 Bowyer, Chaz. FOR VALOUR: THE AIR VCs.
London Grub Street 1992 0948817577 / 9780948817571 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
548 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. Of the 1,350 Victoria Crosses awarded since 1856, only 51 have been conferred on airmen. "Here, for the first time, are the complete and accurate biographies of each of those 51 men. Though primarily regarded as a British honour, of those 51 airmen, 16 were not British-born; coming from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Eire willingly to pledge their lives in Britain's cause during the two major world wars of this century. Resulting from several decades of private research on an international scale, and profusely illustrated, this book has undoubtedly become the standard reference work on the subject of air VCs. It also provides a lasting record of their lives and astonishing courage - a permanent tribute to every airman ever awarded a Victoria Cross." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor wrinkling at top of spine and front flap-fold. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
4 Gagnon, Georgette and Rath, Dan. NOT WITHOUT CAUSE: DAVID PETERSON'S FALL FROM GRACE.
Toronto HarperCollins 1991 0002158426 / 9780002158428 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
408 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "The stunning defeat of David Peterson's powerful Liberal government on September 6, 1990 broke many of the old rules for Canadian elections - and provided the first glimpse of how future elections will be fought. At the center of the story: Liberal leader David Peterson. Young, handsome and rich, he embodied the glory years of the 1980s when Yuppies, BMWs and image politics ruled. His decision to 'go early', to call an election only three years into his mandate, set the wheels in motion. His campaign attracts some of Canada's leading political players: campaign chair Kathy Robinson, whose pivotal position becomes a hotseat as the Liberal slide begins; former Trudeau pollster Martin Goldfarb, anxious to keep a Liberal government in power; David MacNaughton, Goldfarb critic and rival; Bob Nixon, the tough and respected treasurer faced with scuttling his balanced budget in a last-ditch vote-buying attempt; aide Vince Borg, Peterson's long-time friend, who tries to protect the premier from protesters and Liberals alike. These key players and an army of policy experts, strategists, party members, candidates and reporters tangle and clash in the race for power. (The) gripping account of how the Peterson Liberals did not anticipate or prepare for the new trends emerging in Canada's electoral process: the increasing power of special-interest groups, campaign strategies that attack incumbents without offering alternatives, negative advertising, the critical importance of perceptions and the media, an electorate with declining party allegiances and the rise of non-traditional parties. It's also the reavealing tale of how Ontario's New Democratic and Progressive Conservative parties ran campaigns that became a perfect match for the volatile mood of voters." Remainder mark on bottom of text block at spine. Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling at top of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A THOUSAND SHALL FALL., Peden, Murray.
5 Peden, Murray. A THOUSAND SHALL FALL.
Stittsville, Ontario Canada's Wings 1982 0920002072 / 9780920002070 Second Edition, Second Impression. Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good - George Mackie, dust jacket art. 
490 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs. The author's story of his training in Canada (under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan) and England, and of his crew's operations in Sterlings and Flying Fortresses with 214 Squadron over Germany. Top/bottom of spine and corners of boards have light to moderate wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light soiling/browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light edge creasing - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap folds, tiny tear at bottom of rear hinge, light fading to spine colour, bookstore label at top of front flap. 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
A THOUSAND SHALL FALL., Peden, Murray.
6 Peden, Murray. A THOUSAND SHALL FALL.
Toronto Stoddart 1988 0773751815 / 9780773751811 Soft Cover Very Good 
490 pp, large 8vo (9" H). B&w photographs. The author's story of his training in Canada (under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan) and England, and of his crew's operations in Sterlings and Flying Fortresses with 214 Squadron over Germany. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor rubbing, scattered light line indentations on front cover, one light corner crease on front cover, small bump at bottom of front hinge. 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
 
A THOUSAND SHALL FALL., Peden, Murray.
7 Peden, Murray. A THOUSAND SHALL FALL.
Stittsville, Ontario Canada's Wings 1981 0920002072 / 9780920002070 Second Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good George Mackie, dust jacket art. 
490 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs. The author's story of his training in Canada (under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan) and England, and of his crew's operations in Sterlings and Flying Fortresses with 214 Squadron over Germany. Previous owner's signed bookplate on front pastedown, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, very light browning and a few tiny foxing marks on top of text block. Dust jacket has very light browning at top of flaps, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
WE AIN'T DONE FIGHTIN' YET., Swanson, Betty.  Historical advisor Bill McKillip.
8 Swanson, Betty. Historical advisor Bill McKillip. WE AIN'T DONE FIGHTIN' YET.
Terrybet Holdings, Nakina, Ontario, 1993. 
179 pp, small 8vo (10 7/8" H), soft cover. ISBN 0969709803 B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. A local history of Nakina, Ontario. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, one tiny corner crease , slight bump at bottom of front hinge. Very Good 
Price: 45.00 USD
 


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