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THE ADVENTURES OF JOHN WETHERELL., (Weatherell, John.)  Edited & with an introduction by C.S. Forester.
1 (Weatherell, John.) Edited & with an introduction by C.S. Forester. THE ADVENTURES OF JOHN WETHERELL.
Michael Joseph, London, 1954, second printing. 
275 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, b&w plates. "John Wetherell was a native of Whitby, one of the thirteen children of Nathan Wetherell, a whaling captain. He was born in 1780, and his father died in 1789 - ki lled, according to Wetherell, in a skirmish with Eskimos in Davis Strait. Wetherell himself died, probably in New York, sometime after 1834. He left behind him an autobiography, in three volumes of manuscript amounting altogether to a thous a n d p a g es. It had been the object of a fruitless search by students of the period until, a few years ago, Mrs Anne Klein of New York, an enthusiastic collector of rare nautical books, discovered it at the New York auction of the library of th e la te Ga br ie l Wells." A fascinating look at life at sea in during the Napoleonic era, including conditions in the prisons for sailors in France. Previous owner's small stamp on front end papers, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, light edge w ear . D ust ja cke t has been price-clipped, has very light stamp ink offset on front flap, very light wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
CANADA & THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 1774-1783., Lanctot, Gustave.  Translated by Margaret M. Cameron.
2 Lanctot, Gustave. Translated by Margaret M. Cameron. CANADA & THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 1774-1783.
George G. Harrap, London, 1967. 
321 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "The propagandists in the American Revolution were many, and the pattern of their interaction was complex. There were pressure groups in Canada, in the American colonies, and in Great Britain, each motivated by self-interest and self-faith. The British, the Americans, the French-Canadian priests and seigneurs, the French under Lafayette, and the French-Canadian habitant all tried to manipulate the others. The c h a r a c t e r s and factions of the Revolutionary drama appear and disappear intermittently on the scene as the author gives a detailed chronological relation of the events that took place in Canada. The agitation preceding and following the pas sa ge o f th e Qu eb ec Act, and the invasions of Arnold, Allen, and Montgomery are seen against the backdrop of action taking place in the American colonies. Not only has the author conveyed the complexity of the period, but he has done so with sym pat het ic ho ne sty , a nd p resents both the strengths and weaknesses of the parties involved. Carleton may be tolerant to the interests of his subjects, but he is also too hesitant to punish, too inclined to procrastinate. The habitant has ten acio us l oya lty to his own lan d and family, but preserves these by shifting allegiances or by maintaining a neutralist position....This finely-drawn picture of Canada during the Revolutionary period will give the reader a deeper understandin g of the c harac teri stic s o f bo th F renc h- and English-speaking Canadians." Light cigarette odor, very light browning to edges of textblock, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has creasing and wear at top/b ottom of spi ne an d fla p fo lds, a few smal l c losed tears - archivally taped, light browning, light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 19.95 USD
 
 
ELEVENTH MONTH, ELEVENTH DAY, ELEVENTH HOUR: ARMISTICE DAY, 1918.  WORLD WAR I AND ITS VIOLENT CLIMAX.  (11th), Persico, Joseph E.
3 Persico, Joseph E. ELEVENTH MONTH, ELEVENTH DAY, ELEVENTH HOUR: ARMISTICE DAY, 1918. WORLD WAR I AND ITS VIOLENT CLIMAX. (11th)
New York Random House 2004 0375508252 / 9780375508257 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
456 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "November 11, 1918. The final hours pulsate with tension as every man in the trenches hopes to escape the melancholy distinction of being the last to die in World War I. The Allied generals knew the fighting would end precisely at 11:00 a.m., yet in the final hours they flung men against an already beaten Germany. The result? Eleven thousand casualties suffered - more than during the D-Day invasion of Normandy. Why? Allied commanders wanted to punish the enemy to the very last moment, and career officers saw a fast-fading chance for glory and promotion. (The author) puts the reader in the trenches with the forgotten and the famous - among the latter, Corporal Adolf Hitler, Captain Harry Truman, and Colonels Douglas MacArthur and George Patton. Mainly, though, he follows ordinary soldiers' lives, illuminating their fate as the end approaches." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; Christmas notation, place, date and signature written in pencil on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - slight wrinkling at top/bottom of flap-folds. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
4 Persico, Joseph E. ELEVENTH MONTH, ELEVENTH DAY, ELEVENTH HOUR: ARMISTICE DAY, 1918. WORLD WAR I AND ITS VIOLENT CLIMAX. (11th)
New York Random House 2004 0375508252 / 9780375508257 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
456 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "November 11, 1918. The final hours pulsate with tension as every man in the trenches hopes to escape the melancholy distinction of being the last to die in World War I. The Allied generals knew the fighting would end precisely at 11:00 a.m., yet in the final hours they flung men against an already beaten Germany. The result? Eleven thousand casualties suffered - more than during the D-Day invasion of Normandy. Why? Allied commanders wanted to punish the enemy to the very last moment, and career officers saw a fast-fading chance for glory and promotion. (The author) puts the reader in the trenches with the forgotten and the famous - among the latter, Corporal Adolf Hitler, Captain Harry Truman, and Colonels Douglas MacArthur and George Patton. Mainly, though, he follows ordinary soldiers' lives, illuminating their fate as the end approaches." Wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 


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