Capricorn Books

Quick Search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
Seller Id
ISBN
Advanced Search
 
 
Browse By Category
American History & Travel
Animation, Cartoons & Comics
Antiques & Collectibles
Architecture/Interior Design
Art - Book Illustration/Illustrators
Art - Canadian
Art - First Nations/Indigenous Art
Art - General
Art Instruction (Incl. Woodworking)
Books About Books
British History
Business, Finance
Canada - Architecture
Canada - Biography
Canada - British Columbia
Canada - Folklore/Mythology
Canada - General
Canada - Maritime Provinces
Canada - Native Peoples
Canada - Natural History

View all Categories
 
Gift Card
Checkout a Gift Card


 
Go To:

Global Book Town
The independent online bookstores on Global Book Town have nearly a million used, rare and out of print books.

 

 
 
 

Search

 - 6 items found in your search

Click on Title to view full description

 
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
 
 
ESSO REISE-ATLAS FUR KRAFTFAHRER.  (ESSO TOURING ATLAS OF GERMANY AND AUSTRIA.)  INCLUDES 'ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSERT'., Esso.
4 Esso. ESSO REISE-ATLAS FUR KRAFTFAHRER. (ESSO TOURING ATLAS OF GERMANY AND AUSTRIA.) INCLUDES 'ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSERT'.
Munchen Gunter Thiemig Verlag 1956 Flexible Vinyl Covers Very Good - 
164 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). Wraparound band stating: "A Comprehensiv (sic) and handy Touring Atlas of Germany and Austria including detailed description of each map in English". GERMAN TEXT. 68 page "English Language Insert to the Esso Touring Atlas of Germany and Austria containing an English translation of the descriptions of the individual maps" laid in at front and two Esso maps in pocket at rear: "West-Europa und Nord-Afrika" and "Deutschland Bundesrepublik mit Nachbargebieten". Profusely illustrated with maps, city plans, drawings. Integral red ribbon bookmark with small tag in shape of oil can with "Esso Extra Motor Oil" on one side and "Esso Zwei-Takt Oel" on the other. Very light browning to index pages, slight darkening to pastedown map endpapers, small closed tear on page 157 and on tiny tear on free rear endpaper - archivally taped, a few small surface paper pulls on last index page and on rear endpapers, minor edge wrinkling and edge fading to English insert, two very small light soiling marks on front cover. Both Esso maps have a small corner crease on front panel. Wrap around band has light browning on spine, light soiling, two closed tears with creases - archivally taped, very light edge wear. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE AVRO LANCASTER., Mason, Francis K.
5 Mason, Francis K. THE AVRO LANCASTER.
Aston, (Bourne End, Bucks, 1989). 
437 pp, small 4to (10 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos (some aerial), maps, reproductions, fold-out color cutaway. "...the most extensive chronicle of a British bomber ever undertaken - of more than half a million words - describes how the Lancaster came into being and how it fulfilled the faith placed in it by those who planned it. From the consuming belief, espoused by Trenchard between the Wars, that the heavy bomber was the raison d'etre of the R oyal Air Force, to the realisation that Britain, faced in 1936 with the likelihood of war with Germany, was still without an aircraft that could hit the enemy capital with worthwhile bombs. Thus was developed the famous trio of true heavy bombers, the Stirling, Halifax and Lancaster. And by the end of that war, the Lancaster equipped 60 out of Bomber Command's 80 heavy bomber squadrons; more than 1,3000 out of 1,850 British heavy bombers were Lancasters...the Author has made reference to all the outstanding raids undertaken in an extraordinary compendium of individual 'histories' of every Lancaster built (over 7,000 of them), and mention is made of several thousand individual crew members - separately indexed for ease of reference. Th e book contains hundreds of photographs (many from previously untapped sources) as well as maps and diagrams, and a separate Chapter - including cutaway and general arrangements drawings, executed by the Author in colour-describesthe Lancaster in considerable detail." Contents: Towards a Strategic Bombing Force; The Reluctant Transition: Farewell to Biplanes; Heavyweights - With Two Engines; Odds Too Great; The Lancaster is Born; The First Lancaster Squadrons; The Coming of the Pathfinders; No Corner of the Reich; Special People for a Special Job; The Battle of the Ruhr; The Battle of Hamburg; The Battle of Berlin; Nuremburg and Overlord; More Special Operations; In Support of the Armies; The Last Six Months; The Transition from War ; Lancasters in the Laboratory; In Other Air Forces; They Also Served; The Lancaster Described; Appendices - Deployment of Manchester and Lancaster Units; Awards of the Victoria Cross and the Conspicuous Gallantry Medal; Lancaster and Manchester Production, Allocation and Service; Lancasters with High Raid Tallies; Glossary; Bibliography. Very light wrinkling at bottom of spine, light waviness to top/bottom of textblock. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light edge wrinkling, tiny closed perforation on front hinge, light rubbing - mainly on rear panel, very light browning to top/bottom edges of flaps. NF/VG 
Price: 165.00 USD
 
 
6 Price, Alfred. SKY BATTLES: DRAMATIC AIR WARFARE ACTIONS.
Arms & Armour, London, 1993. 
160 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1854091913 B&w photographs, map. "This enthralling book takes examples of air actions fought during the past eight decades, and uses them to illustrate the multi-faceted nature of air warfare....As well as portraying the true nature of aerial warfare, the accounts illustrate the far-reaching changes to military aviation that have occurred since its inception. Yet, despite this enormous transformation, one value has remained a l m ost constant - the bravery, determination and resourcefulness of those who have made the sky their chosen arena for battle." Contents: Introduction; Above the Fields of France; The Rise and Demise of the Stuka; Only One Came Back; Low Altitu d e At t a ck; Countering the Night Bomber; Battle of the Coral Sea; Battle of the Bay; The Regensburg Strike; Reconnaissance to Berlin; The Nuremburg Disaster; Days of the Sturmgruppe; The Jets get their Chance; Furball over Hai Duong; Low Level D ra ma in fr ont of San Carlos; The Epic of 'Bravo November'; Precision Attack - By Night; St Valentine's Day Shoot-Down; Finale; Glossary; Index. Faint erased pencil marks on front free end paper, red remainder dot on top of text block - migrates in to top marg in of effected pages, tiny dint on top of text block. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds - minor wrinkling at bottom and elsewhere, three very tiny dints on front hinge, minor rubbing, remainder ink at to p ed ge of f ront flap. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to info@CapricornBooks.ca
Copyright©2017. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie