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A HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING PEOPLES.  4 VOLUME SET.  VOLUME I. THE BIRTH OF BRITAIN.  VOLUME II. THE NEW WORLD.  VOLUME III. THE AGE OF REVOLUTION.  VOLUME IV. THE GREAT DEMOCRACIES., Churchill, Winston S.  Introduction by Roy Jenkins.
1 Churchill, Winston S. Introduction by Roy Jenkins. A HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING PEOPLES. 4 VOLUME SET. VOLUME I. THE BIRTH OF BRITAIN. VOLUME II. THE NEW WORLD. VOLUME III. THE AGE OF REVOLUTION. VOLUME IV. THE GREAT DEMOCRACIES.
London Folio Society 2003 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ 
445 pp, 366 pp, 352 pp, 347 pp - 9 1/2" H - 4 volume set. Bound in maroon buckram, blue title blocks with gold lettering, blocked with a design in blue ad gold by David Eccles on front boards. Dark blue endpapers, colour and b&w plates, b&w maps. Maroon slipcase with photographic portrait of Winston S. Churchill on one panel. Vol. 1 has a small very faint scratch just above tthe spine title block, Vol. 3 has very small area of minor glue residue on bottom of text block. Slipcase is structurally sound, has various small scratches and soiling marks, 1" dia light stain on top surface, a few tiny dents - mainly on bottom surface, faint liquid splashes on top of side panel portrait, portrait has light wear on front edge. 
Price: 165.00 USD
 
 
RED DEER: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY., Dawe, Michael J.
2 Dawe, Michael J. RED DEER: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY.
Red Deer Red Deer and District Museum Society et al 1996 0919405126 / 9780919405127 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
160 pp + 8 pp color photo section, 11 1/4" H. B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "(A) definitive history of the community from its beginnings as a tiny frontier hamlet to its present-day role as a modern urban centre. Featuring a lively narrative by city archivist Michael Dawe, (it) tells the story of Red Deer (Alberta) - from the time of the great ice age, to the arrival of the first aboriginal residents, to the travels of the explorers, missionaries and freighters, to the struggles of the early settlers, to the heady optimism of those who founded the city, to the hardships and dashed dreams endured over two world wars and two depressions, and finally to the transformation of Red Deer from a quiet prairie town to a vibrant, prosperous city. All this and more is recounted in this rich, varied and exciting history. (It) is made even more fascinating with the inclusion of nearly two hundred historic photographs, many of which have never been published before. As well, the book features an eight-page colour section depicting the panorma of Red Deer today." Minor edge rubbing. Dust jacket has some areas of minor edge wrinkling, two very faint small water marks on front panel, minor rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
CONFEDERATE TIDE RISING: ROBERT E. LEE AND THE MAKING OF SOUTHERN STRATEGY, 1861-1862., Harsh, Joseph L.
3 Harsh, Joseph L. CONFEDERATE TIDE RISING: ROBERT E. LEE AND THE MAKING OF SOUTHERN STRATEGY, 1861-1862.
Kent State University Press, Kent, Ohio, 1998. 
278 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0873385802 B&w plates, maps/battle plans. "In this reexamination of Confederate war aims, (the author) anayzes the military policy and grand strategy adopted by Robert E. Lee and Jeffe rson Davis in the first two years of the Civil War. Recent critics of Lee have depicted him as a general of tactical brilliance, but one who lacked strategic vision. He has been accused of squandering meager military resources in vain pursu i t o f d ecisive victories during his first two years in field command. Critics of Davis claim he went too far in adopting a 'perimeter' policy which attempted to defend every square mile of Southern territory, scattering Confederate resources t oo t h in ly . Harsh argues, to the contrary, that Davis and Lee's policies allowed the Confederacy to survive longer than it otherwise could have and were the policies best designed to win Southern independence. The Confederacy needed to retain the re so urc es of the upper South, and wanted to include the border states, so its aims were offensive rather than defensive. For the most part, Davis encouraged his field commanders to undertake aggressive operations, but it was not until Lee took com man d of th e A r my of Northern Virginia that Davis found a general with the intelligence and courage to invent and then execute a cogent strategy which gave the South a chance to win the war." Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
CIVIL WAR WILLIAMSBURG., Hudson, Carson O., Jr.
4 Hudson, Carson O., Jr. CIVIL WAR WILLIAMSBURG.
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation / Stackpole, Mechanicsburg, PA, 1997. 
96 pp, 9 7/16" H, soft cover. ISBN 0811727076 Profusely illustrated in b&w, sepiatone and color with photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. "....tells the story of Virginia's colonial capital during the Civil War. It features the writing s of the residents, soldiers, and refugees who experienced war and occupation firsthand and photographs and pictures from that time, some recently discovered." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very s m a l l c r e a se at top/bottom corner of front cover, light edge wear to covers and top/bottom of spine, tiny bump at top of spine. Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
5 Hunter, Douglas. (Tim Horton.) OPEN ICE: THE TIM HORTON STORY.
Toronto Viking, (Toronto, 1994), Ist edition. 1994 0670854050 / 9780670854059 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
456 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "From his Nickel Belt adolescence, mixing it up on the ice with all the other young hopefuls, to the pinnacle of his career with the Maple Leafs, to the final game of a self-proclaimed 'tired old man', Then there was Tim Horton the business man, hustling for an off-season living like the rest of his fellow Maple Leafs in the days when salaries rarely broke $20,000. (He) eventually found donuts (but) when faced with the choice of building a business empire or playing the game, he chose the game every time, in a professional career that spanned an incredible twenty-five seasons - and ended only on the night of his death." Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling at top of hinges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WARPATHS:  TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA., Keegan, John.
6 Keegan, John. WARPATHS: TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA.
Toronto Key Porter 1995 1550136216 / 9781550136210 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
370 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Begins with the establishment of New France on the St. Lawrence River and the Fench conflicts with the Indians and British of the Atlantic colonies - the latter ending with the English defeat at Yorktown." It then moves on through the Civil War, battles with native Americans and the story of U.S. and Canadian forces in WWII. Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, small dint at bottom edge of rear board, minor edge wear. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light edge wrinkling, very small chip at top of spine, small dint at bottom edge of rear panel, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WARPATHS:  TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA., Keegan, John.
7 Keegan, John. WARPATHS: TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA.
Toronto Key Porter 1995 1550136216 / 9781550136210 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
370 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Begins with the establishment of New France on the St. Lawrence River and the Fench conflicts with the Indians and British of the Atlantic colonies - the latter ending with the English defeat at Yorktown." It then moves on through the Civil War, battles with native Americans and the story of U.S. and Canadian forces in WWII. Minor wrinkle at top of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
THE WAR FOR THE UNION.  VOLUME IV: THE ORGANIZED WAR TO VICTORY, 1864-1865., Nevins, Allan.
8 Nevins, Allan. THE WAR FOR THE UNION. VOLUME IV: THE ORGANIZED WAR TO VICTORY, 1864-1865.
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1971, book club reprint. 
448 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "Here we have the story of th slow and sometimes agaonizing progress of the Union armies to victory. Grant and Sherman and Lincoln dominate. On the political front, Linc oln is reelected and the Union becomes even more solidly organized; on the military front, Grant sets his bulldog teeth in the neck of his great adversary Lee, and Sherman cuts a swath of desolation through the richest parts of the South. Vi c t o r y w hen it comes at Appomattox, is a quiet victory, but almost at once the murder of President Lincoln and the succession of President Andrew Johnson present the nation with new problems as terrible if not as immediate as the battles. The wo rk c lo se s w ith an account of the demobilization of the armies and the nation's return to the pursuits of peace which, despite the war, are seen to have widened in scope and to be filled with new opportunities." Dust jacket has some areas o f m ino r e dge we ar /wr inkling. Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
"OUR SPECIAL ARTIST": ALFRED R. WAUD'S CIVIL WAR., Ray, Frederic E.
9 Ray, Frederic E. "OUR SPECIAL ARTIST": ALFRED R. WAUD'S CIVIL WAR.
Stackpole, Mechanicsburg, PA, 1994, 2nd hardcover edition. 
192 pp, 10 3/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0811711943 Profusely illustrated with b&w reproductions, photographs. "Waud covered the war from the first to the last, initially for the 'New York Illustrated News', and later for 'Harper's'. F rom the formation of the Confederate government in Montgomery, Alabama, to the last campaigns of Grant's army leading Appomattox, 'Alf' Waud was there, pencil in hand. Waud even went into battle alongside the Yankee troops he accompanied in t h e f i e ld. He was under fire almost as much as they as he frantically sketched the rudiments of the brutal scenes before him, then polished them after the fight to send them to the publisher. Teams of engravers worked through the night when hi s sk e tc he s arrived, turning them into wood block engravings used to print the next week's edition. Portraits of great generals, scenes in camp and field, the look of battle - all came from Waud's pencil. Along with his drawings he often sen t f ir sth an d a cco un ts of what he had seen, acting as an informal reporter as well as an artist. He went where even the photographers could not go, and the result is that while several other battle artists also worked for 'Harper's' and its co mpet ito rs, Alf red Waud is the one whose view of the conflict dominated the public mind in the North. People of the Union literally saw the Civil War through his eyes....Here Waud's sketches are taken from battlefield to sketch, engraving and f inal publ icat ion, sho wing the methods by which he worked, and comparing the accuracy of what he drew with what is known of the actual events. Also included, to provide a picture of the world in which Waud worked, are some drawings by his peers, incl uding his broth er Wi lliam Wau d - also a noted artist of the era. And Ray takes Waud beyond the war: the artist carried his pencils into the peace that followed, drawing right up to the time of his death." Light wrinkling at bottom of sp ine. Dust j acket has v ery li ght ru bbing , very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, 2" soft crease on front panel. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE CRIME CONFEDERATION: COSA NOSTRA AND ALLIED OPERATIONS IN ORGANIZED CRIME., Salerno, Ralph and Tompkins, John S.
10 Salerno, Ralph and Tompkins, John S. THE CRIME CONFEDERATION: COSA NOSTRA AND ALLIED OPERATIONS IN ORGANIZED CRIME.
Doubleday, Garden City, New York, 1969. 
424 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Mafia, Cosa Nostra, Syndicate, the Organization, or the Mob - 'the corporate giants of crime annually enjoy a profit greater than General Motors, Standard Oil, Ford, General Electric and U.S. Stee l combined'. This shocking book, written by the law officer who, according to The New York Times, 'knows more about the Mafia than any man who is not a member of it', reveals the facts about organized crime. (The authors) begin with 'A Day i n t h e Life of Several Citizens', a narrative which dramatically emphasizes how organized crime touches and involves us all, and sets the scene for the revelations which follow. He tells about the money organized crime takes in ($40 billion a ye ar , b y a c onservative estimate), the systematic corruption of public officials, how our legal system often seems designed to protect the criminal, the organization of organized crime, the methods used by confederation leaders to exact and enf orc e l oy alt y an d obedience from their underlings, how the confederation is undermining many legitimate corporations - in short, a complete picture of the whole sinister operation of big crime in America." Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slig ht b ump at corn er s, ve ry light edge wear, light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has wrinkling/wear and some tears/chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds - archivally taped, light browning on spine. Ver y Goo d/Go od+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LANDSCAPE TURNED RED: THE BATTLE OF ANTIETAM., Sears, Stephen W.
11 Sears, Stephen W. LANDSCAPE TURNED RED: THE BATTLE OF ANTIETAM.
Book-of-the-Month Club, New York, 1994. 
431 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, b&w plates, maps/battle plans. "Of all the days on all the fields where American soldiers have fought, the most terrible was September 17, 1862. The Civil War battle wa ged on that date at Antietam Creek, Maryland, took a human toll never exceeded on any day in our nation's history. The battle at Antietam was pivotal to the course of the war, yet the complete story of this climactic and bitter struggle has n e v e r b een told. In (this book, the author) draws on a wealth of newly discovered diaries, dispatches, and letters to recreate the vivid drama of Antietam - and drama it is, pitting high-stakes military gambler Robert E. Lee against George B. M cC le ll an , t he general with every soldierly quality but one, the will to fight. Sears's subject is not just generals and their tactics, however, it is also the emotions and experiences of the men in the ranks, and their stories emerge here wit h p owe rfu l a ut hen ticity." A few areas of light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BE YOUR OWN NAPOLEON: HOW WOULD YOU COMMAND TEN OF HISTORY'S GREATEST BATTLES?, Seymour, William.  Maps and Battle-plans by W.F.N. Watson.
12 Seymour, William. Maps and Battle-plans by W.F.N. Watson. BE YOUR OWN NAPOLEON: HOW WOULD YOU COMMAND TEN OF HISTORY'S GREATEST BATTLES?
Bramhall House, New York, 1988. 
338 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0517665565 76 b&w maps, battle plans. "Now you can match wits with the legendary military leaders whose decisions became history. This ingenious book recreates the decisive moments in ten of the greatest battles and campaigns the world has ever seen - and gives the reader the commander's role. Meet the challenges of military leadership faced by men such as Henry V, Oliver Cromwell, Benedict Arnold, Napoleon Bonaparte, Ro b e r t E . Lee, Jeb Stuart, Ulysses S. Grant, George B. McClellan, and many others. From the Battle of Hastings in 1066 to the American Revolution and Waterloo, from the Civil War battlefields of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg to the struggle f or G az a i n 19 17, and the Allied breakout from the Anzio beachhead in Italy during World War II, these are critical strategic turning points where you can choose the next move. (The book) lays out the opposing forces in comprehensive maps and o rde rs of ba tt le , r evealing the historical backgrounds, the terrain and armaments, the personalities, and the weaknesses of the leaders of both sides - then pauses at crucial stages to explain the options open to each commander. The problems fa cing ge ner als at wa r ar e presented with realism and detail. Here is Wellington at Waterloo, choosing whether to attack Napoleon's underprotected right flank; here is Lee at Chancellorsville, weighing the merits of the aggressive battle plan offer ed b y hi s fr iend and fell ow general, Stonewall Jackson. To enter these pages is to marshal famous armies and to become, for the moment, the master of their fates." Faint erased pencil mark on free front endpaper, several pages with tin y crea se at bott om co rner, ligh t wrin kling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny light stains on edges of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor edge browning. Very Good/V ery Go od 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
FRANK THOMPSON: HER CIVIL WAR STORY., Stevens, Bryna.
13 Stevens, Bryna. FRANK THOMPSON: HER CIVIL WAR STORY.
Macmillan, New York, 1992, first edition. 
144 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN0027881857 B&w drawings, map. " 'Frank Thompson' was Emma Edmonds, a Canadian-born woman who, disguised as a man, served in the Union Army during the Civil War. At first a nurse (she was too short to be a foot soldier), she was assigned more hazardous duty as a mail carrier and later volunteered to be a spy. Adopting various disguises, she uncovered valuable information behind Confederate lines. In between spy missions, she se r v e d a t times as a nurse or orderly in some of the bloodiest battles of the war. After many adventures and a few love affairs, sick and injured, she left the army to avoid going into a hospital - where her secret might have been discovered. Em ma E dm o nd s' s own dramatic account provides the basis for this unusual biography. Set firmly in the context of the wider events of the Civil War and illustrated with engravings from her autobiography, this story of a woman who defied conven tio n i s s til l gri ppi ng and relevant today." Written for the younger reader. Previous owner's label and small ink notation on free front end paper, remainder mark on bottom of text block, minor soiling, a few tiny dints on bottom edge of fron t bo ard. Du st j ac ket has areas of light edge wrinkling, light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ANTIETAM 1862: THE CIVIL WAR'S BLOODIEST DAY.  OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES 32., Stevens, Norman S.
14 Stevens, Norman S. ANTIETAM 1862: THE CIVIL WAR'S BLOODIEST DAY. OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES 32.
Osprey, London, 1994, first edition. 
96 pp, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 1855323702 "Antietam was one of the critical battles of the American Civil War. The fortunes of the South were riding high after the resounding victory of Second Manassas. While Bragg and Kirby Smith invaded Ken tucky, Lee's invasion of Maryland was intended to maintain the Southern offensive momentum, to wrest Maryland from the Union and to win the recognition of the European powers. But his bold plan was compromised - and at the Antietam River the Army o f Northern Virginia was fighting for its very life." "Each volume (of the Campaign series) begins with an assessment of each commander's campaign strategy, then recounts the progress of the fighting, blow-by-blow. More than 90 illustrations, inc lu ding maps, charts and colour plates accompany the text, and a series of three-dimensional battle maps mark the critical stages of the campaign. Each volume concludes with a brief guide to the battlefield today, and detailed notes for wargamers." S mall Christmas notation, date and signature in pencil on title page; light erased pencil mark at top corner of title page; otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - book slightly cocked, very light corner wear, minor r ubbi ng. Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 


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