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STRATEGIC SURVEY 1991-1992., Bearman, Sidney, ed.
1 Bearman, Sidney, ed. STRATEGIC SURVEY 1991-1992.
Brassey's / International Institute for Strategic Studies, (London, 1992). 
248 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. Contents: The End of an Empire; Central Europe's Struggling States; Turmoil in the Balkans; European Integration: On the Horizon; The US Looks Inwards; North American Free Trade Area in Trouble; Latin America: Orthodoxy and Uncertainty; Cuba: Teetering on the Brink; Prospects for Arab-Israeli Peace; Iraq and the Gulf States; Iran Sheds its Radical Image; The Maghreb: The Rise of Radical Islam; China On the Move; Japan: Still Searching; The Two Koreas: Cooperation or Crisis?; Indochina: A Fragile Peace; Central Asia: Shaping New States; India and its Neighbours; The Horn of Africa; South Africa; Disowning Apartheid; Arms Control: The Agenda Transformed; Responses to Weapons Proliferation; Rethinking East Asian Security; Water Resources: Scarcity and Conflict. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing. VG+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
Crowood, Marlborough, 2006, first edition. 
160 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1861268629 Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, drawings, patterns. "In the first half of the 1940s, the wartime scarcity of wools and dyes produced inno vative, figure-hugging lacy designs and creative stitch techniques of bobbles, cables and ribs. In the post-war period, there was an even more acute shortage of materials, which meant that imaginative Fair Isle designs and embroidery techni q u e s b e c ame the only solution. As the 1950s approached, however, a greater availability of materials led to the voluptuous batwing look and looser garments. This lavish book celebrates the patterns and designs of 1940s knitwear. Drawings a nd p ho to g ra ph s from the original pattern magazines accompany modern colour phtographs of the garments knitted up for today's wear. In addition, it provides a history of wartime Britain and America, often using the actual words of the knitter s a nd des ign er s u sed b y the fashion magazines. Patterns appear chronologically, reflecting what was happening at the time, and progress from the very simple (snood, balaclava or WAAF doll) to the more intricate blackberry stitch and lacy des igns as the kni tte r be come s m ore fluent with the needles. Many of the designs are unusual and there are sequins, beads knitted into the fabric, and knitted buttons. American, British and continental needle sizes are included, as is America n ter mino logy; and meas ureme nts a re g iven in both imperial and metric. The material comes from a collection of over 2,000 historic knitting patterns." Very minor wear on bottom of boards. Dust jacket has tiny tear and wrinkle at top of spi ne. N ear F ine/Ve ry Go od+ 
Price: 35.00 USD

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