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1 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
 
 
LONG KNIVES AND SHORT MEMORIES: THE SPANDAU PRISON STORY., Fishman, Jack.
2 Fishman, Jack. LONG KNIVES AND SHORT MEMORIES: THE SPANDAU PRISON STORY.
Richardson & Steirman, New York, 1987, first American edition. 
474 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 09319334200 B&w photographs. "In 1945 seven men, once among the most powerful on earth, were locked away in a vast prison built to hold more than 600 inmates, surrounded by every conce ivable escape-proof precaution. Tried and convicted for attempting to enslave the world, they were the last of what Winston Churchill had called 'the Hitler gang'. Their sentences, meted out by the court at Nuremberg, represented a gigantic s t e p f orward in the recognition of international justice. They stood condemned for their part in a campaign of organized cruelty such as history had never seen before. (This book) is the outcome of years of dedicated research. It examines t h e se ve n m en themselves - their private lives, their motivation, their machinations inside Sapdau, their relationships with each other and their attitudes to their crimes. Built up from conversations with their families, lawyers, friends and e ne mi es, an d, i n s ome cases, the men themselves, from visits to Berlin made with their wives, from letters written in prison, both authorized and smuggled, and from authentic conversations between the prisoners, this aspect of the book is in i tse lf a gr ippi ng stu dy o f human corruption. Equally extraordinary are the book's revelations about the hitherto secret diplomatic and political infighting that went on between the four Powers over the welfare and fate of the seven prisoners. The eve nts a nd in tri gues surr ounding the jail are as spellbinding as those that occurred inside." Very minor foxing on top of text block. Dust jacket has light rubbing, tiny foxing marks at top inside edge, blight browning at top of flaps, o ne 1 " te ar at bottom of rear flap-f old - archivally taped. Near Fine/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
VICTORY IN THE EAST:  A MILITARY HISTORY OF THE FIRST CRUSADE., France, John.
3 France, John. VICTORY IN THE EAST: A MILITARY HISTORY OF THE FIRST CRUSADE.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1996, reprint. 
425 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 0521589878 Maps, battle plans. "The success of the First Crusade, and its capture of Jerusalem in 1099, has been conventionally explained by its ideological and political motivation. This book looks at the Fi rst Crusade primarily as a military campaign and asks why it was so successful. Modern writing about the Crusade has tended to emphasise the moral dimension and the development of the idea of the crusade but its fate was ultimately decide d o n t h e f ield of battle. This book looks at the nature of war at the end of the eleventh century and the military experience of all the contending parties in order to explain its extraordinary success. It is the first such examination, tak in g i nt o a cc ou n t all other factors but emphasising the military." Interior - previous owner's small stamp on inside of front cover. Exterior - minor edge wrinkling. Very Good+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
BUDDHIST ADVICE FOR LIVING & LIBERATION: NAGARJUNA'S 'PRECIOUS GARLAND'., Hopkins, Jeffrey.
4 Hopkins, Jeffrey. BUDDHIST ADVICE FOR LIVING & LIBERATION: NAGARJUNA'S 'PRECIOUS GARLAND'.
Snow Lion, Ithaca, New York, 1998. 
283 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 1559390859 English and Tibetan text. "Nagarjuna is renowned for his penetrating analysis of reality. In the 'Precious Garland', he offers intimate counsel on how to conduct one's life and how to constru ct social policies that reflect Buddhist ideals. The advice for personal happiness is concerned first with improving one's condition over the course of lifetimes and then with release from all types of suffering, culminating in Buddhahood... . I n h i s advice on social and governmental policy, Nagarjuna emphasizes education, compassionate care for all living beings, not using the death penalty but reforming criminals, and charity for the homeless. Calling for the appointment of gove rn me nt fi gu re s who are not seeking profit or fame, he advises that a selfish motivation will lead to misfortune. The book includes a detailed analysis of attachment to sensual objects as a preparation for realization of the profound truth tha t, whe n r e ali zed , m akes attachment impossible." Interior - previous owner's chop mark (stamp) on frist page with faint ink offset on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - soft corner creas e o n fr ont co ver, sli ght curl to corners of covers - slight migration into adjacent pages, two small number series stamped om bottom of text block. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE ART OF CHOOSING., Iyengar, Sheena.
5 Iyengar, Sheena. THE ART OF CHOOSING.
New York Twelve 2010 0446504106 / 9780446504102 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
329 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). "Life is full of choices. How do we make them? Choice is a powerful tool to define ourselves and mold our lives - but what do we know about the wants, motivations, biases, and influences that aid or hinder our endeavors? Columbia University professor Sheena Iyengar, a leading expert on choice, sets herself the Herculean task of helping us become better choosers. She asks fascinating questions: Is the desire for choice innate or created by culture? Why do we sometimes choose against our best interests? How much control do we really have over what we choose? Ultimately, she offers unexpected and profound answers, drawn from her award-winning discipline-spanning research. Here you'll learn about the complex relationship between choice and freedom, and why one doesn't always go with the other. You'll see that too much choice can overwhelm us, leading to unpleasant experiences, from 'TiVo guilt' over unwatched TV programs to confusion over health insurance plans. Perhaps most important, you'll discover how our choices - both mundane and momentous - are shaped by many different forces, visible and invisible. This remarkable book illuminates the joys and challenges of choosing, showing us how we build our lives, one choice at a time." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has soft wrinkling at top edge, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SELLING ENERGY:  INSPIRING IDEAS THAT GET MORE PROJECTS APPROVED!  VOLUME 1., Jewell, Mark.  With Rachel Christenson.
6 Jewell, Mark. With Rachel Christenson. SELLING ENERGY: INSPIRING IDEAS THAT GET MORE PROJECTS APPROVED! VOLUME 1.
Energy Efficiency Funding Group 2014 1941991009 / 9781941991008 Hard Cover Fine Fine Inscribed By Author
202 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Non-personal inscription by author on title page. Color illustrations. "Based on twenty years of experience influencing efficiency decision-making in more than three billion square feet of properties, this author concludes that many more projects would be approved if energy professionals were actually trained to 'sell' rather than simply 'promote' efficiency. Energy efficiency products, services, and programs all require effective selling. Professional sales skills make you more successful at advancing any energy efficiency initiative, regardless of your role in the process. Moreover, you need to think of yourself as a sales professional even if your job title does not include the word 'sales'. This book contains more than 80 short essays, each of which examines a unique aspect of efficiency-focused professional selling." 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
IT'S OK TO ASK 'EM TO WORK...AND OTHER ESSENTIAL MAXIMS FOR SMART MANAGERS., McNair, Frank.
7 McNair, Frank. IT'S OK TO ASK 'EM TO WORK...AND OTHER ESSENTIAL MAXIMS FOR SMART MANAGERS.
American Management Association, New York, 2000, 3rd printing. 
154 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0814405177 "If you're a manager, your plate is probably full to overflowing. You've got to set a vision for your organization, then articulate it for your employees. You've got to pai nt realistic targets, then create an environment where employees will meet those targets. You've got to teach and coach, measure performance, and offer rewards. And sooner or later - you've got to ask 'em to work! This is a simple, pithy m a n a g e m e nt truth, but one that can radically simplify your life and dramatically improve your performance. Now, Frank McNair, an experienced businessman and self-declared 'reductionist', distills twenty years of close observation into a set o f me mo ra bl e ma xims (119 in all!) for managing smartly." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FOR CAUSE AND COMRADES:  WHY MEN FOUGHT IN THE CIVIL WAR., McPherson, James M.
8 McPherson, James M. FOR CAUSE AND COMRADES: WHY MEN FOUGHT IN THE CIVIL WAR.
Oxford University Press, New York, 1997, 2nd printing. 
237 pp, lg 8vo (9 3/8"), hard cover in dust jacket. The author has drawn on over 25,000 letters and almost 250 private diaries from soldiers on both sides of the Civil War to determine the motivation to continue fighting through countless bloody ba ttles over four long years. Bump to top of spine, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
EDMUND WILSON:  A STUDY OF LITERARY VOCATION IN OUR TIME., Paul, Sherman.
9 Paul, Sherman. EDMUND WILSON: A STUDY OF LITERARY VOCATION IN OUR TIME.
University of Illinois Press, Urbana, 1966, second printing. 
237 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "This first book-length intellectual biography and assessment of the career of Edmund Wilson not only is revealing about one of our most eminent men of letters but also a contribution to our literary and cultural history....Literary critic, social reporter, travel writer, poet, playwright, short story writer, novelist, chronicler and historican - (Wilson) perhaps is the last of the great professionals, the genuine 'litterateurs'. Sherm an Paul traces Wilson's life, work, and role in the three cultural phases of recent American history: 1912-29, the 1930's, and the 1940's to the present time....Paul reveals what and who influenced Wilson and vice versa....He also extracts t h e e n d u ring themes from Wilson's works, such as his feeling for human motivation and the common good, his moral touchstone of decency, his psychological approach to history, his notion of creativity and the individual, and his long, but rec e nt ly b i tt er l ov e affair with the United States....Edmund Wilson is an important and interesting figure in our literary history. Since his work in many ways reflects the consciousness of his and our generation, it can be read, as it is her e, bo th bio gr aph ica lly an d historically." Light to moderate browning to endpapers - heavy at inside hinges, minor browning to edges of textblock, slight waviness to top of textblock. Dust jacket is price clipped, has moderate to heavy brow nin g, v ery sma ll clos ed t ear, min or edge wear/wrinkling. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SMALL CEREMONIES., Shields, Carol.
10 Shields, Carol. SMALL CEREMONIES.
Toronto McGraw-Hill Ryerson 1976 0070823405 / 9780070823402 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good - Alan Daniel, cover art. 
179 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). The award-winning Canadian author's first novel. " 'Every year a new mate; it is beyond imagining. New feathers to rustle, new beaks to bang, new dense, twiggy nests to construct.' muses Judith Gill as she and her husband and children watch a television program on birds. Every-thing, from the suburban house she and her family live in to her choice of friends, has been made along conventional lines. As she herself says, 'I never think anymore of the kind of life I once wanted to have'. She has built around her life a hedge of restraint, 'a violet-tinted reserve', deriving her pleasures from small, everyday ceremonies which add their own unique flavour and colour. That delicate balance between the obvious and the mysterious forms the focus as Judith observes and investigates the hidden drives and motives of her own life, the lives of the people around her and the life of the pioneer woman she is dissecting for a book, Susanna Moodie. Judith's husband is elusive, her children remote, her friends motivated by needs and aspirations she herself has long abandoned. Untangling the entrapment of facts and fictions leads her to heightened self- awareness and rather surprising discoveries." Previous owner's bookplate with blacked out name on free front endpaper, minor edge wear, one page with tiny corner crease, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one small edge tear, very light rubbing/soiling on rear panel, a few tiny edge chips. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
SMALL CEREMONIES., Shields, Carol.
11 Shields, Carol. SMALL CEREMONIES.
Toronto McGraw-Hill Ryerson 1976 0070823405 / 9780070823402 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Alan Daniel, cover art. 
179 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). The award-winning Canadian author's first novel. " 'Every year a new mate; it is beyond imagining. New feathers to rustle, new beaks to bang, new dense, twiggy nests to construct.' muses Judith Gill as she and her husband and children watch a television program on birds. Every-thing, from the suburban house she and her family live in to her choice of friends, has been made along conventional lines. As she herself says, 'I never think anymore of the kind of life I once wanted to have'. She has built around her life a hedge of restraint, 'a violet-tinted reserve', deriving her pleasures from small, everyday ceremonies which add their own unique flavour and colour. That delicate balance between the obvious and the mysterious forms the focus as Judith observes and investigates the hidden drives and motives of her own life, the lives of the people around her and the life of the pioneer woman she is dissecting for a book, Susanna Moodie. Judith's husband is elusive, her children remote, her friends motivated by needs and aspirations she herself has long abandoned. Untangling the entrapment of facts and fictions leads her to heightened self- awareness and rather surprising discoveries." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, two tiny stains at top fore-edge of text block, minor edge wear. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear, several areas of edge creasing along with tiny edge tears, large corner crease on front flap, small scuff on front panel. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
12 White, Colin. THE NELSON ENCYCLOPEDIA.
Mechanicsburg, PA Stackpole 2002 0811700135 / 9780811700139 First American Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
288 pp, small 4to (10 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with reproductions, photographs, maps/battle plans. "(S)ets out to answer any questions about Nelson likely to be raised, either by casual reference or in a more detailed study of the navy, the wars, or the social history of the period. Entries cover people, ships, places and events associated with the man, and extend to contemporary issues like changing interpretations of his actions and motivation. Arranged alphabetically and fully cross-referenced, every subject is accorded enough length for proper discussion, and each is followed by a suggested reading list for those wanting to pursue the topic further. The book concludes with appendices devoted to a full bibliography, a chronology of Nelson's life and times, and a selection of significant documents, some previously unpublished." Light smudge/soiling mark on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, area of small wrinkles on front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE NELSON ENCYCLOPEDIA., White, Colin.
13 White, Colin. THE NELSON ENCYCLOPEDIA.
Mechanicsburg, PA Stackpole 2002 0811700135 / 9780811700139 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
288 pp, small 4to (10 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with reproductions, photographs, maps/battle plans. "(S)ets out to answer any questions about Nelson likely to be raised, either by casual reference or in a more detailed study of the navy, the wars, or the social history of the period. Entries cover people, ships, places and events associated with the man, and extend to contemporary issues like changing interpretations of his actions and motivation. Arranged alphabetically and fully cross-referenced, every subject is accorded enough length for proper discussion, and each is followed by a suggested reading list for those wanting to pursue the topic further. The book concludes with appendices devoted to a full bibliography, a chronology of Nelson's life and times, and a selection of significant documents, some previously unpublished." Light corner crease on page leaf 71/72, minor very small bump to top corner of approx. pages 140 to 225. Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling at top/bottom edges of flaps. 
Price: 22.00 USD
 


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