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SOVIET WARSHIPS: THE SOVIET SURFACE FLEET 1960 TO THE PRESENT., Jordan, John.
1 Jordan, John. SOVIET WARSHIPS: THE SOVIET SURFACE FLEET 1960 TO THE PRESENT.
Arms and Armour, London, 1983. 
128 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0853685843 "(P)rovides a detailed analysis of the new generations of Soviet surface warships - from the Kynda class guided missile carriers of the 1960s to the new nuclear-powered battl ecruiser 'Kirov'. It provides a refreshing, alternative view to the usual over-reactive reading of Soviet naval intentions. Recent Soviet naval developments are viewed here not as an attempt to win control of the sea, but as a persistent drive t o counter western sea-power as a force capable of threatening Soviet territory. --- The major classes of Soviet surface ships covered are Kynda, Kashin, Kresta I, Moskva, Kresta II, Krivak, Kara, Kiev, Kirov and the new destroyers 'Sovremenny' a n d 'U d aloy', each of which has a chapter devoted to it. Complete details of each class are given including design, construction, service career, propulsion, weapons and radar. The strategic thinking behind each new concept is examined, the desi gn s hor tc omings of each type discussed, and their operational capabilities assessed. In addition to over 150 superb b&w photographs, line drawings of each class are provided with details of fittings and armament. There are also over 30 tables of shi p sp eci fications, missiles, guns and aircraft carried by each class. The book is rounded off by Appendices of Soviet ship classification and NATO designations for Soviet equipment." Tiny dint on rear board Dust jacket has been price-clip ped , ha s lig ht r ubbing, light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two tiny edge tears, very small ghost sticker mark on front flap. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE POLAR PASSION:  THE QUEST FOR THE NORTH POLE.  WITH SELECTIONS FROM ARCTIC JOURNALS., Mowat, Farley.  (Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri, Robert Bylot, William Baffin, Elisha Kent Kane, Charels Francis Hall, George Tyson, Adolphus Greely, Fridtjof Nansen, Frederick Cook.)
2 Mowat, Farley. (Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri, Robert Bylot, William Baffin, Elisha Kent Kane, Charels Francis Hall, George Tyson, Adolphus Greely, Fridtjof Nansen, Frederick Cook.) THE POLAR PASSION: THE QUEST FOR THE NORTH POLE. WITH SELECTIONS FROM ARCTIC JOURNALS.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
303 pp, 12 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with reproductions, drawings, maps, photographs. Contents: Foreword; The First Steps North: The Saga of Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri c. 997 A.D.; The Bay of Disbelief: The Fifth Voyage of Robert Bylot and Wm. Baffin, 1616; A Moth to the Flame: Elisha Kent Kane, Arctic Explorations, 1853-55; Life on an Ice-Floe: Charles Francis Hall, Life Among the Esquimaux, 1865 / George Tyson, Wonderful Drift, 1871-73; Lieut. Greely Sees It Through: Adolphus Greely, Three Years of Arctic Service, 1881-84; The Inland Ice: Fridtjof Nansen, The First Crossing of Greenland, 1888; The Passion Quickens: A Survey - 1892-1906; The Top of the World: Frederick Cook, My Attainment of the Pole, 1907-08; Epilogue; Sources and Acknowledgements; Index. Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two very tiny stains on top of text block, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/creasing, a few small edge tears and chips - tears archivally taped, light fading to spine color, light rubbing a few small faint foxing marks on inside. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
REAP THE WILD WIND., Strabel, Thelma.  Foreword by Cecil B. DeMille.
3 Strabel, Thelma. Foreword by Cecil B. DeMille. REAP THE WILD WIND.
New York Triangle Books 1944 Reprint Hard Cover Good+ Good+ 
298 pp, 7 5/8" H. Red cloth with black lettering on spine, black illustration on front board, textblock edges red. "(A) fascinating tale of the Florida keys a hundred years ago; of Charleston, the elegant, as it was in the finest days of the South; of Havana, rich center of gambling and the slave trade; of ships and storms and pirate-wreckers. But particularly, this is the story of a tempestuous daughter of Key West named Loxi Claiborne and of the two men, the man of the sea and the man of the Admiralty Courts, who fell in love with her." Book has slight lean, light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, two tiny corner bumps, small bump at bottom edge of rear board, a few small light scuffs on baords, light fading at top edge of spine and on top of text block, contemporary birthday gift inscription on front free endpaper, scattered light foxing marks on endpapers. Dust jacket has a few very small edge tears/chips, light wear and creases at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, fading to spine colors, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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