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THE BANTAMS:  THE UNTOLD STORY OF WORLD WAR I., Allinson, Sidney.
1 Allinson, Sidney. THE BANTAMS: THE UNTOLD STORY OF WORLD WAR I.
Mosaic, (Oakville, 1982). 
287 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. B&w photos. "At the outset of the 1914-18 War, no recruiting officer would look at any young man who was in less than the prime and peak of physical condition...Any volunteer who was less than the regulation five feet three inches in height got very short shrift...But the war was not very old before the official reaction to undersized volunteers had to change dramatically. Britain's Regular Army, the Expeditionary Force, was virtually wiped out in the first months of fighting...This book relates the history of the Bantam Battalions from beginning to bloody end - one might almost say 'out of nowhere, back into obscurity', for it is suprising how many official histories of the Great War have ignored the very real part these little men played..." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to edges of textblock, tiny stain of fore-edge of textblock, light browning to edges of covers, very light wear at top of spine, slight curling to fore-edge of covers. VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE BANTAMS:  THE UNTOLD STORY OF WORLD WAR I., Allinson, Sidney.
2 Allinson, Sidney. THE BANTAMS: THE UNTOLD STORY OF WORLD WAR I.
Howard Baker, London, (1981), Ist edition. 
287 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos. "At the outset of the 1914-18 War, no recruiting officer would look at any young man who was in less than the prime and peak of physical condition...Any volunteer who was less than the regulation five feet three inches in height got very short shrift...But the war was not very old before the official reaction to undersized volunteers had to change dramatically. Britain's Regular Army, the Expeditionary Force, was virtually wiped out in the first months of fighting...This book relates the history of the Bantam Battalions from beginning to bloody end - one might almost say 'out of nowhere, back into obscurity', for it is suprising how many official histories of the Great War have ignored the very real part these little men played..." Previous owner's embossed blindstamp on dedication page, p.63 and free rear endpaper, very small faint mark on pages 65-68. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight darkening to spine, 1" triangular piece missing from bottom of rear panel, tiny stain at top of rear flap. VG/G 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS SOCIAL HISTORY OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR., Bishop, James.  Foreword by Lord Blake.
3 Bishop, James. Foreword by Lord Blake. THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS SOCIAL HISTORY OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR.
London Angus & Robertson 1982 0207148260 / 9780207148262 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
144 pp, 10 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w reproductions of photographs, drawings, advertisements. "The First World War, which claimed the lives of so many men on the battlefields of the Western Front, also profoundly affected the character and everyday life of the nation at home. It was the first 'total war' and the whole country contributed to the war effort. The unrelenting demands of the trenches eventually forced the Government to introduce conscription while, for those left behind, the state intervened more and more in the lives of its citizens. Hardships increased: food and fuel were in very short supply and rationing had to be imposed in 1916. The civilian population was also directly involved in the hostilities with the bombing raids of zeppelins and aeroplanes. But the war did bring some changes for the better. The salaried classes grew, working conditions improved and the war also helped liberate women who replaced men in factories and public services, and joined the armed forces. When the armistice finally came, in November 1918, Lloyd George promised 'a fit country for heroes to live in' - though the reality proved to be less Utopian. The Illustrated London News continued to publish throughout the First World War and was supplemented by The Illustrated War News. These magazines provided a vivid pictorial chronicle of contemporary events and enable us, today, to enter into the spirit of a bygone era. (The author) has written a fascinating and fully-documented account of these momentous years, complemented by over 200 pictures from the original issues." Light edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has one tiny edge tear, light foxing at top & bottom inside edges, very light edge wrinkling, a few tiny dents and faint line indentations on front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
4 Cruikshank, Ernest A., Brigadier General. Edited by Gavin K. Watt. THE KING'S ROYAL REGIMENT OF NEW YORK. WITH THE ADDITION OF AN INDEX, APPENDICES AND A MASTER MUSTER ROLL.
Privately published, Toronto, 1984 (original text published by The Ontario Historical Society, Toronto, 1931). 
295 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover (black boards with silver lettering on spine, silver insignia on front board) - no dust jacket. B&w illustrations. Contents: Dedication; Preface; Introduction; A Brief Biography of Brig. Gen. Ernest Alexan der Cruikshank; The Cruikshank Book, The King's Royal Regiment of New York: In the Valley of the Mohawk; The Flight to Canada; The Winter of 1776-77; The Expedition Against Fort Stanwix; Service on the Frontier in 1778; Scouting and Recrui t i n g ; A B l ow in the Air; The Raid on Johnson Hall; The Second Raid Into the Valley; Alarums and Excursions; The Third Raid Into the Valley; The Occupation of Oswego; The Last Foray; Guarding the Gates; The Occupation of Cataraqui; Disbandmen t an d Se tt l em e nt ; Appendices - The Return of Officers of the Late Battalion, King's Royal Regiment of New York, 2nd Battalion; General Abstract of Men, Women and Children Settled on the New Townships on the River St. Lawrence; Notes to the Cr ui ksh an k T ext b y F ra nk B. Risteen and Gavin K. Watt; Artifacts and Reproductions of the KRR NY; The Master Muster Roll of the Officers, NCO's, Drummers & Private Men of the Two Battalions of His Majesty's Royal Regiment of New York, 19 June 17 76 t o 2 4 Ju ne 1 784 . G ene ral Re turn of the Country, Age, Size & Time of Service of the Men of the 1st Battalion, KRR NY; 11 January 1783; Index to the Text and All Appendices. Fine 
Price: 195.00 USD
 
 
THE ORGANIZATION OF THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION., Curtis, Edward E.
5 Curtis, Edward E. THE ORGANIZATION OF THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION.
AMS Press, New York, 1969, reprinted from the 1926 edition. 
223 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover (green cloth with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. Tables. Provides details on aspects of administration, recruitment, provisioning and transportation faced by the British Army during the American Revol ution. Previous owners small stamp on front endpapers, minor rubbing to boards, small line mark on rear board. VG+ 
Price: 95.00 USD
 
 
6 Fetherstonhaugh, R.C. Epilogue by F. Cyril James. McGILL UNIVERSITY AT WAR. 1914-1918, 1939-1945.
Montreal McGill University 1947 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Good- 
437 pp, 9 3/8" H. Red cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold crest on front board. Tissue-covered colour frontispiece, b&w photographs. Contents (1914-1918): The Shadow of War; Canada's Military Effort; Army Recruiting; Valour and Sacrifice; No. 3 Canadian General Hospital (McGill); Service on Many Fronts; Wartime Research; University Leadership and Civilian Achievement; The Aftermath of War. (1939-1945): The Second Great War; McGill's Service Record, 1939-'45; The Challenge of 1940; Marshalling the McGill Effort, 1941; Development of the War Effort, 1942; The Peak of Training, 1943; Research in the War Years; The Year of Crisis, 1944; Honours and Awards, 1944; The Year of Victory, 1945; Casualties and Honours, 1945; Service in the United States Forces; Service of the University Staff; Honours and Awards, 1945-'46; Agricultural and Medical Research; Scientific Research; Epilogue. Appendices: Honour Roll; Honours and Awards. Index of Persons; General Index. Light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light browning to edges of text block, one slight small corner bump. Dust jacket has has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, several edge tears archivally taped and small edge pieces missing, light browning to the spine, several light scuffs and rub marks on front panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
7 Fosten, Bryan, text and color plates by. Series editor, Martin Windrow. WELLINGTON'S INFANTRY (1). OSPREY MILITARY MEN-AT-ARMS SERIES 114.
Osprey, London, (1990), reprint. 
40 pp + 8 pp color plates, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos, reproductions, 8 pages of color plates (uniform studies). Contents: Composition of the Infantry; Commanders and Staff; Establishment; Army Life; Organization; Weapons and Equipment; Movements and Drill; Regimental Distinctions. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, minor browning to covers, small closed tear (taped) at bottom front corner, minor rubbing. VG- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE BRITISH SOLDIER IN AMERICA:  A SOCIAL HISTORY OF MILITARY LIFE IN THE REVOLUTIONARY PERIOD., Frey, Sylvia R.
8 Frey, Sylvia R. THE BRITISH SOLDIER IN AMERICA: A SOCIAL HISTORY OF MILITARY LIFE IN THE REVOLUTIONARY PERIOD.
University of Texas Press, Austin, 1981. 
211 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0292780400 Tables. "In her investigation of the social history of the common British soldier in the era of the American Revolution, Sylvia Frey has extensively surveyed recruiting reco rds, contemporary training manuals, statutes, and memoirs in an attempt to provide insight into the soldier's 'life and mind'. In the process she has discovered more about the common soldier than anyone thought possible: his size, age, an d g e n e r a l physical condition, his personal economics and daily existence. Her findings dispel the traditional assumpution that the army was made up largely of criminals and social misfits. Special attention is given to soldiering as an occ up a ti on . F oc us in g on two of the major campaigns of the war....Frey describes the human face of war, with particular emphasis on the physical and psychic strains of campaigning in the eighteenth century. Perhaps the most important part of the w ork is t he ana lys is of the moral and material factors which induced men to accept the high risks of soldiering. Frey rejects the traditional assumption that soldiers were motivated to fight exclusively by fear and force and argues inst ead tha t th e pr ima ry moti vati on to battle was generated by regimental esprit, which in the eighteenth century substituted for patriotism. After analyzing the sources of esprit, she concludes that it was the sustaining force for morale in a lo ng a nd d iscou ragin g wa r. This book is a contribution to our understanding of the eighteenth century and should appeal not only to military historians but also to social and economic historians and to those interested in the history of medic ine." Pre vious owner' s sma ll stamp on fro nt p ast edown, a few tiny light specks on boards. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, slight darkening to spine edges and to flap-folds, minor edge wear. Near fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
MORE SOURCES OF WORLD WAR I ARMY ANCESTRY., Holding, Norman H.
9 Holding, Norman H. MORE SOURCES OF WORLD WAR I ARMY ANCESTRY.
Federation of Family History Societies, Birmingham, 1987, reprint. 
92 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w photographs, reproductions, drawings. Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction; The First Steps; The British Army Before and After 1914; Regimental Numbers; Army Discharge Papers 1901-1913; Lette rs and Postcards; The Bantams; Regimental and Battalion Names; Electoral Rolls; Military Museums; Medical Records; The Surrey Recruiting Registers; Photographs; Army Administration; Local Libraries and County Record Offices; Lists of Men; R e f e r e n c e Section. The chapter on Photographs gives information on badges, insignia and uniform/equipment details which may help with dating/identification. Interior - previous owner's stamp/name/date on first page, heavy bump to top corn er o f te xt bl oc k, o t herwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - heavy bump to top corner of covers, minor soiling. Good+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
ON THE HOMEFRONT:  A SCRAPBOOK OF CANADIAN WORLD WAR II MEMORABILIA., Lennon, Mary Jane.  In collaboration with Syd Charendoff.
10 Lennon, Mary Jane. In collaboration with Syd Charendoff. ON THE HOMEFRONT: A SCRAPBOOK OF CANADIAN WORLD WAR II MEMORABILIA.
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills Press 1981 0919822436 / 9780919822436 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
128 pp, 11 3/8" H. "(A) unique and comprehensive look at what Canadians were reading, wearing, buying and doing during the years 1939 to 1945. It contains over 450 illustrations of war time memorabilia, many of which are in colour and all of which merit a second or third look. There are excerpts from newspapers and periodicals; examples of wartime regulations, cartoons and advertising. There is a wartime crossword puzzle and some wonderful nostalgic song sheet covers. There are numerous samples of wartime mail (including postcards, Christmas cards, patriotic envelopes, V-mail and censorship markings), ration tickets, savings stamp books, recruiting posters, matchbook covers and blotters. For the kids, there are wartime toys and games, bubblegum cards and the Canadians whites." Book has slight cocking, tiny scuff on rear board, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear, wrinkling at top edge, light fading to color on front panel and on spine, light rubbing on rear panel, small ghost sticker mark on front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH.  MARCH, 1956.  VOL. XXXIV.  NO. 137., McGuffie, T.H., ed.  (C.C.P. Lawson, J.R. Western, Major A. McK Annand, Major G. Tylden, Major Eric Robson, Captain P.E. Abbott, W.Y. Carman, C.T. Atkinson, Captain M.E. Taylor, Carson I.A. Ritchie, Major A.B. Cree, Hurmus Kaus, et al.)
11 McGuffie, T.H., ed. (C.C.P. Lawson, J.R. Western, Major A. McK Annand, Major G. Tylden, Major Eric Robson, Captain P.E. Abbott, W.Y. Carman, C.T. Atkinson, Captain M.E. Taylor, Carson I.A. Ritchie, Major A.B. Cree, Hurmus Kaus, et al.) JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH. MARCH, 1956. VOL. XXXIV. NO. 137.
Society for Army Historical Research, London, 1956. 
46 pp, 10" H, soft cover. Colour frontispiece, 4 pages sepiatone illustrations, 2 maps/battle plans, 1 b&w drawing. Contents include: Lieutenant-General Sir Thomas Dallas, G.C.B. (1758-1839); The County Fencibles and Militia Augmentation of 1794; The Regimental Colour of the 2nd Bn. Lord Ogilvy's Regiment, Army of Prince Charles Edward; The First Four Volunteer Units of the Cape; James Smithies (1787-1868), 1st Royal Dragoons; Two Cavalry Jackets; Standards and Guidons of the Horse G r e n a d i e r Guards, c. 1766-1788; Wynendael (with maps) / Notes: 93rd Sutherland Highlanders, Regimental Orders: Dress; An Unusual Cannon Gun (Hyderabad); Recruiting in Northern Counties for Hamilton's Expedition to Germany during the Thirty Y ea rs W ar ; Kn ap sa cks; etc. / Questions; Replies. Museum Supplement No. 26 March, 1956 laid in. Interior - minor browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, moderate edge wrink li ng, ve ry lig ht br own ing , issue number written in ink on spine, small corner creases on front cover. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH.  SPRING, 1954.  VOL. XXXII.  NO. 129., McGuffie, T.H., ed.  (L.E. Buckell, Major Eric Robson, C.T. Atkinson, Lt-Col. Dr. J.W. Wijn, C. Ritchie, W.Y Carman, Godfrey Davies, Col. R.M. Grazebrook, C.J. Napier, A.R. Cattley, J.R. Western, et al.)
12 McGuffie, T.H., ed. (L.E. Buckell, Major Eric Robson, C.T. Atkinson, Lt-Col. Dr. J.W. Wijn, C. Ritchie, W.Y Carman, Godfrey Davies, Col. R.M. Grazebrook, C.J. Napier, A.R. Cattley, J.R. Western, et al.) JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH. SPRING, 1954. VOL. XXXII. NO. 129.
Society for Army Historical Research, London, 1954. 
46 pp, 10" H, soft cover. Colour frontispiece, 4 pages sepiatone illustrations, 1 map/battle plan, 1 page b&w drawings (shoulder-belt plates). Contents include: The West Somerset Yeomanry, 1846; Peninsular Private; The Ramillies Battlefield; A Se poy Muster Book of 1768; An Officer in a Sepoy Regiment, c. 1784; 11th Light Dragoons, c. 1787; The Army and the Restoration of 1660; Letters from Sevastopol, 1855 / Notes: Recruiting Poster, 92nd Highlanders, c. 1811; Northamptonshire Mili t i a a n d O ther Military Records; Three Napier Letters; Garrison Battalion and Royal Veteran Battalion Shoulder-Belt Plates; Recruitment of Prisoners of War (1794-6); etc. / Questions; Replies. Museum Supplement No. 19 Spring, 1954 laid in. I nt er io r - m in o r browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, light browning, issue number written in ink on spine, minor soft crease on rear cover - migrate s i nto la st fe w p age s. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH.  SEPTEMBER, 1962.  VOL. XL.  NO. 163., McGuffie, T.H., ed.  (Major P.R. Adair, Major G. Tylden, Marquess Cambridge, Gerald O. Rickword, Major A. McK. Annand, Lt-Col. Geoffrey White, James Hayes, David Erskine, S.W. Jackman, H. Fulford Williams, Sidmouth, et al.)
13 McGuffie, T.H., ed. (Major P.R. Adair, Major G. Tylden, Marquess Cambridge, Gerald O. Rickword, Major A. McK. Annand, Lt-Col. Geoffrey White, James Hayes, David Erskine, S.W. Jackman, H. Fulford Williams, Sidmouth, et al.) JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH. SEPTEMBER, 1962. VOL. XL. NO. 163.
Society for Army Historical Research, London, 1962. 
Paging runs 111 - 166, 10" H, soft cover. Two colour plates, 4 pages sepiatone illustrations. Contents include: The Coldstream Guards, c. 1680; Rimington's Guides, 1899 to 1901; The Volunteer Reviews in Hyde Park in 1799, 1800 and 1803; Military G leanings from the Cheveley Papers; General Robert Melville of Strathkinness and the Carronade; Lt.-Col. W. Munro and Officers of the 39th Regiment in the Crimea; The Permanent Forces of The Cape of Good Hope in 1884; Two Soldier Brothers of t h e E i g h teenth Century / Notes: Advice on Recruiting from the Horsbrugh Papers; Camping Instructions; etc. / Questions; Reply: "Fusilier", "Light Infantry" and "Rifle" Titles. Museum Supplement No. 52 (September, 1962) laid in. Interior - m in or b r ow ni ng t o pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, light browning, issue number written in ink on spine, two tiny edge tears, faint red pencil mark on fron t cov er. V er y G ood - 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH.  JUNE, 1956.  VOL. XXXIV.  NO. 138., McGuffie, T.H., ed.  (W.Y. Carman, T.H. McGuffie, Major G. Tylden, Lt-Col. H.L. Boultbee, C.T. Atkinson, Major H.P.E. Pereira, Lt.-Col. Peter Young, Captain P.E. Abbott, P.R. Cadell, G.O. Rickword, Major H.G. Parkyn, E. Pye, et al.)
14 McGuffie, T.H., ed. (W.Y. Carman, T.H. McGuffie, Major G. Tylden, Lt-Col. H.L. Boultbee, C.T. Atkinson, Major H.P.E. Pereira, Lt.-Col. Peter Young, Captain P.E. Abbott, P.R. Cadell, G.O. Rickword, Major H.G. Parkyn, E. Pye, et al.) JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH. JUNE, 1956. VOL. XXXIV. NO. 138.
Society for Army Historical Research, London, 1956. 
Paging runs 47 - 94, 10" H, soft cover. Colour frontispiece, 6 pages sepiatone illustrations, 1 map, 1 b&w drawing. Contents include: The Scots Fusilier Guards, 1838; Recruiting the Ranks of the Regular British Army during the French Wars; The Ro yal Canadian Rifle Regiment, 1840 to 1870; The Uganda Rifles and Major Martyr's Nile Expedition of 1898; Four Indian Army Panormas; A Light Dragoon in the Peninsula / Notes: The "Lambton Cap" of the 68th Foot; Lieutenant Thomas Abbott, 96th R e g i m e n t of Foot; Uniform of the 3rd West Riding of Yorkshire Rifle Volunteer Corps, 1873-1875; The 11th Foot at Roucoux, 11th October, 1746; Billeting in Inns in the Eighteenth Century; Sir T. Livingstone Mitchell, D.C.L., F.R.G.S.; The Br i ti sh a t Br ih ue ga ; Colours for Great War Units; etc. Questions; Replies. Museum Supplement No. 27 June, 1956 laid in. Interior - minor browning to pages, bump at top of page gutters, book cracked at two places, otherwise clean and tight w it h n o o the r own ers hip ma rks. Exterior - light edge wear, moderate edge wrinkling, small tear across spine and small tear at top of front hinge, minor soiling, soft crease down rear cover, large corner crease on front cover, very light brow nin g - dark er o n spin e an d on rea r cover, bump to top of spine, two small light stains on rear cover, issue number written in ink on spine. Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CALL TO ARMS: THE BRITISH ARMY 1914-18., Messenger, Charles.
15 Messenger, Charles. CALL TO ARMS: THE BRITISH ARMY 1914-18.
London Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2005 0297846957 / 9780297846956 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
574 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs. "(B)y the end of the war, over 8.5 million men had been recruited by Britain and the average field strength of its armies was 3.3 million men. For the first time, Britain found itself obliged to field land forces equal to those of its Continental neighbours. Moreover, however uncertain its beginnings, by 1918 this was an army that had become the most effective fighting force on the Western Front. In this exceptional account of the administration of the British Army in the First World War, Messenger charts how this unprecedented new force was raised, trained and deployed. He looks in detail at the problems of recruitment and training and at the difficulties of integrating regular troops with volunteers, and, later, conscripted men. The central question of manpower, both on the home front and in the trenches, above all after the first enthusiastic flood of volunteers had dried up, is examined in illuminating depth. He decribes how morale was sustained among men wholly unused to military life but fighting a war in which death was dealt out on an industrial scale. He looks, too, at the role of women, who for the first time played a significant role in a major conflict. Discipline, courts martial, the treatment of the wounded, the provision of clothing, the huge difficulties of feeding such a vast force, the awarding of medals and other honours, officer selection and the training of the Staff are just some of the themes in this magisterial new survey of the organization of Britain's Army in the First World War. Very slight cigarette odor. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
FIGHT OR PAY: SOLDIERS' FAMILIES IN THE GREAT WAR., Morton, Desmond.
16 Morton, Desmond. FIGHT OR PAY: SOLDIERS' FAMILIES IN THE GREAT WAR.
UBC Press, Vancouver, 2004, first edition. 
326 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0774811080 B&w plates. "Aware that the recruiting effort might fail if men were forced to choose between their families and the front, the Canadian government and its wealthy backers introduced the Canadian Patriotic Fund, known in its day at 'the Patriotic'. Charged with support of soldiers' loved ones, the Patriotic and its volunteers set out to transform them into a middle-class model of frugality and self-denial. At the same time, the Militia Department took on the task of determining which dependants a soldier could or should support. Suddenly, the state and private philanthropists were managing family decisions that had never been their business before. 'Fight or Pay' brings to light the lives of thousands of valiant women whose sacrifices have been overlooked. It is an incisive, humane look at the beginning of a social welfare system that Canadians have come to think of as intrinsic to citizenship. This is a compelling addition to the landscape of Canadian history." Minor wrinkle at top of spine; Christmas notation, place, date and signature in pencil on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
GONE FOR A SOLDIER: A HISTORY OF LIFE IN THE BRITISH RANKS FROM 1642., Neuburg, Victor.
17 Neuburg, Victor. GONE FOR A SOLDIER: A HISTORY OF LIFE IN THE BRITISH RANKS FROM 1642.
Cassell, London, 1989, first edition. 
160 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0304322431 B&w photographs, reproductions. "(A) celebration and investigation of the resourcefulness and cunning of the British soldier over the last three hundred years, in the face of hardship, brutality, boredom and battle. Here is the authentic story of life in the ranks, told with vigour, wit and scholarship. Drawing on a wide range of source material, the distinguished social historian Victor Neuburg provides a comprehen sive and fascinating view of service life, from the viewpoint of those Wellington termed 'the scum of the earth'. The author traces the soldier's career through the years from recruitment to pension, with detailed accounts of barrack life, t h e r e l a tionship between camp followers and soldiers, and the strains and privations of active service." Tiny bump at top/bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of rear hinge/spine and at top of rear panel - minor wrinkl in g e ls ew he re , very light rubbing, several light line indentations on front panel. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
AFTER WAR., Renn, Ludwig.
18 Renn, Ludwig. AFTER WAR.
Dodd Mead, New York, 1931, Ist U.S. edition. 
311 pp, small 8vo (7 5/8" H), hard cover (light grey/green boards with navy blue lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. Patterned endpapers. A fictionalized look at Germany and the German army at the end of World War I. Contents: In Prison Camp; Break-Up of the Old Army; The Army of Security; Against the Intelligence Corps; The Socialization; As Assistant to the Castle Commander; Disbandment of the Army of Security; With the Security Police During the Kapp Putsch; In the Police Recruiting Office. Interior - endpapers browning lightly, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, one tiny corner crease, faint small water splashes on boards, light rubbing, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, edges of text block browning. G+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
LIFE IN MR. LINCOLN'S NAVY., Ringle, Dennis J.
19 Ringle, Dennis J. LIFE IN MR. LINCOLN'S NAVY.
Naval Institure Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 1998. 
202 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1557507368 B&w illustrations. "Every aspect of the common sailor's life in the Union navy - such as recruiting, clothing, training, shipboard routine, entertainment, wages, diet, heal th, and combat experience - is addressed in this study, the first to examine the subject in such detail. The wealth of new facts provided here offers a fresh look at nineteenth-century social history, including such issues as racial integrat i o n i n the military. As he examines daily life in the Union navy, Dennis Ringle also calls attention to the enlisted sailor's enormous but often overlooked contributions to the development of the U.S. Navy as it moved fom wood and sail to stea m an d i ro n. Ringle, a marine engineer with more than twenty years of naval experience, describes the lives of the steam engineers whose work laler proved critical to the success of the ironclad monitors and the development of the powerful pre-d re adn ou gh t w ars h ips. His focus is on the sailors assigned to the western river vessels and the ships enforcing the blockade, and those dispatched to destroy Confederate commerce raiders. To reconstruct daily life, he draws on a large number of pub lis hed and unp ub lished diaries, journals, and letters. To put the information in context, he compares the sailor's life to that of a soldier's, including health conditions - to explain why, for example, fewer sailors died from disease tha n sol dier s." Page s 43 to 62 have tiny chips and tears at bottom edge from page shearing process, wrinkling and small tear at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light soiling on rear pane l. Ve ry Go od-/ Very G ood 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE CRIME CONFEDERATION: COSA NOSTRA AND ALLIED OPERATIONS IN ORGANIZED CRIME., Salerno, Ralph and Tompkins, John S.
20 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
 
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