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1 Bata, Thomas J. With Sonja Sinclair. BATA: SHOEMAKER TO THE WORLD.
Toronto Stoddart 1990 0773724168 / 9780773724167 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
341 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "In 1932, when young Tom Bata watched his father's coffin being lowered into his grave, he silently promised to abide by the wishes expressed in his father's 'moral testament': that the Bata Shoe Company was to be treated not as a source of private wealth, but as a public trust, a means of improving the liviing standards within the community and providing customers with good value for their money. At the time, Tom had no idea of the challenges he would face in fulfilling that promise. Not only was he ill-equipped, at age eighteen, to step into the shoes of an acknowledged business genius, creator of the largest shoe manufacturing and retailing organization in the world. Worse than that, fate was about to deal him a series of painful blows. The subjugation of his homeland, Czechoslovakia, by the Nazis was followed by an acrimonious family rift, the expropriation by Communist regimes of all his holdings in Eastern and Central Europe and, in other parts of the world, economic and political upheavals that threatened the survival of the newly resuscitated Bata organization. Yet Bata actually thrived on the sudden change and adversity. From his new home base in Canada he built, this side of the Iron Curtain, a global empire that employs 70,000 people and plays an important part in the economies of many developing countries. (This) is the story of the man, his family and their business." Remainder mark (dot) on bottom of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and at top of rear flap, very light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Key Porter, Toronto, 2008, first printing. 
309 pp, large 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 9781552675496 B&w maps. Contents: Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Maps; Warring With The Indians; The Fall of Quebec; The Defeat of Detroit; Queenston Heights - A Battle Won - A General Lost; L es Voltigeurs en Victoire; Bloody Sunday and Majuba Day; An Event Unprecedented in This War; Disinfection; The Byng Boys; The Duck's Walk; The March to Mons; Unrepaid Sacrifice; The Nine Bloodiest Hours; The Death Frenzy; The Normandy Conquest; T h e Miracle of the West; Omega; Bibliography; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny soft crease at bottom corner of both covers - migrates into the adjacent pages. Very Good+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
3 Cooper, Alan W. Foreword by Air Marshal Sir Harold Martin. Cover painting by Maurice V. Gardner. THE MEN WHO BREACHED THE DAMS: 617 SQUADRON 'THE DAMBUSTERS'.
Airlife, Shrewsbury, 1993. 
204 pp, 8 5/8" H, soft cover. ISBN 1853103969 B&w photographs. "Alan Cooper writes about an operation which at the time and ever since has captured the imagination of the world - the attack on the German dams in May 1943. This forms a deeply-res earched history of one of the most successful operations of the Second World War carried out by the famous 617 Squadron led by Guy Gibson. This account includes the whole lead up to the final mission; the development of the bouncing bomb, the f o r m i ng of 617 Squadron and the intense course of training carried out to make the operation a success. The raid itself is viewed from both British and German camps; many of the aircrew who took part in 617 operations give their accounts, as d o se ve ra l Germans, including Albert Speer, the Armaments Minister. All in all, the book recreates the excitement and aura of danger and uncertainty which surrounded the dam busters' mission, giving the reader the full story of one of the great es t epi sod es of the war." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing, tiny crease at top corner of front cover - migrates into first few pages. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
Toronto Doubleday Canada 1980 0385146949 / 9780385146944 Hard Cover Very Good Good 
252 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs, maps. "On Christmas Day 1941, Hong Kong, 'the Gibraltar of the Orient', crumbled under the massive onslaught of crack Japanese invasion troops. The Winnipeg Grenadiers and the Royal Rifles of Canada, ill equipped and unblooded, fought side by side with four other British Commonwealth units to defend the Crown colony. For eighteen days, the heavily outnumbered soldiers surpassed all expectations, winning lasting honour on the battlefield before being marched off to spend four and a half years in Japanese prison camps. They had endured constant air strikes, artillery barrages, vicious assaults, and hand-to-hand combat. Their heroic sacrifice is made all the more tragic when one realizes that, from the start, they were considered expendable. Base on interviews with survivors of the battle and the POW cages, (this) is a powerful tale of human courage in the face of impossible odds." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, several small tears archivally taped, light water marks on lower inside of flap-folds, light fading to spine colour. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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