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OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE CANADIAN ARMY IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR.  3 VOLUMES.  VOL. I: SIX YEARS OF WAR: ARMY IN CANADA, BRITAIN AND PACIFIC / VOL. II: CANADIANS IN ITALY, 1943-1945 / VOL. III: VICTORY CAMPAIGN: OPERATIONS IN NORTH-WEST EUROPE, 1944-1945., Stacey, C.P., Colonel & Nicholson, GW.L., Lt.-Col.
141 Stacey, C.P., Colonel & Nicholson, GW.L., Lt.-Col. OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE CANADIAN ARMY IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR. 3 VOLUMES. VOL. I: SIX YEARS OF WAR: ARMY IN CANADA, BRITAIN AND PACIFIC / VOL. II: CANADIANS IN ITALY, 1943-1945 / VOL. III: VICTORY CAMPAIGN: OPERATIONS IN NORTH-WEST EUROPE, 1944-1945.
Ottawa Department of National Defence 1966 Corrected Hard Cover Very Good Varied Maps drawn by Captain C.C.J. Bond. 
629 pp., 807 pp., 770 pp., large 8vo (9 7/8" H), red cloth, gilt lettering/decoration. 3 volume set, all 1966 (corrected) printings, volumes I & II being fourth printings, volume III being the second printing. B&w photographs. B&w and colour maps (many fold-out) - collated. Colour endpaper maps in vols. II & III. Colour frontispieces in all volumes. Volume I "deals with events in Canada, with the experience of the Army in Britain (including the raiding operations conducted from the British base), and with the war against Japan. The operations at Dieppe and Hong Kong are described more fully than in any previous account." Volume II "describes in detail the Canadian Army's part in the Italian campaign - from the invasion of Sicily in July 1943 to the transfer of the 1st Canadian Corps to North-West Europe in the spring of 1945. It rounds out the story of the campaign with an account of the final Allied offensive which ended with the capitulation of the German forces in Italy." Volume III "describes in detail the Canadian Army's part in the North-West European campaign - from the invasion of France on D Day, 6 June 1944, to the final capitulation of the German forces in May 1945. It rounds out the story of the campaign with an account of the repatriation of the Canadian Army and the work of the Canadian Army Occupation Force." Light edge wear to boards, light wrinkling at bottom of spines, light browning to most edges of text blocks - more on volume I, slight browning in margin edges of pages, previous owner's initials in ink at top corner of front pastedown of volumes II & III. Dust jackets have light edge wear/wrinkling with some delamination and tiny tears - mainly at top/bottom edges and bottom of spine, light browning on spines and some edges - also on flap-folds of volume I, some small bands of light fading to color on panels of volumes II & III, large tear across bottom half of front panel of volume II - archivally taped, slight fading to red lettering on spines of volumrs II & III. All dust jackets are now protected in mylar sleevea. This is a heavy set and will require extra postage to most destinations. 
Price: 200.00 USD
 
 
OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE CANADIAN ARMY IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR.  3 VOLUMES.  VOL. I: SIX YEARS OF WAR: ARMY IN CANADA, BRITAIN AND PACIFIC / VOL. II: CANADIANS IN ITALY, 1943-1945 / VOL. III: VICTORY CAMPAIGN: OPERATIONS IN NORTH-WEST EUROPE, 1944-1945., Stacey, C.P., Colonel & Nicholson, GW.L., Lt.-Col.
142 Stacey, C.P., Colonel & Nicholson, GW.L., Lt.-Col. OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE CANADIAN ARMY IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR. 3 VOLUMES. VOL. I: SIX YEARS OF WAR: ARMY IN CANADA, BRITAIN AND PACIFIC / VOL. II: CANADIANS IN ITALY, 1943-1945 / VOL. III: VICTORY CAMPAIGN: OPERATIONS IN NORTH-WEST EUROPE, 1944-1945.
Ottawa Department of National Defence Corrected Hard Cover Very Good Varied Maps drawn by Captain C.C.J. Bond. 
629 pp., 807 pp., 770 pp., large 8vo (9 7/8" H), red cloth, gilt lettering/decoration. 3 volume set - Volume I is the 1956 second printing (corrected), Volumes II is the 1966 fourth printing (corrected) and Volume III is the 1966 second printing (corrected). B&w photographs. B&w and colour maps (many fold-out) - collated. Colour endpaper maps in vols. II & III. Colour frontispieces in all volumes. Volume I "deals with events in Canada, with the experience of the Army in Britain (including the raiding operations conducted from the British base), and with the war against Japan. The operations at Dieppe and Hong Kong are described more fully than in any previous account." Volume II "describes in detail the Canadian Army's part in the Italian campaign - from the invasion of Sicily in July 1943 to the transfer of the 1st Canadian Corps to North-West Europe in the spring of 1945. It rounds out the story of the campaign with an account of the final Allied offensive which ended with the capitulation of the German forces in Italy." Volume III "describes in detail the Canadian Army's part in the North-West European campaign - from the invasion of France on D Day, 6 June 1944, to the final capitulation of the German forces in May 1945. It rounds out the story of the campaign with an account of the repatriation of the Canadian Army and the work of the Canadian Army Occupation Force." All dust jackets are now protected in mylar sleeves. This is a heavy set and will require extra postage to most destinations. Volumes have light edge wear - mainly on bottom edges; wrinkling at top/bottom of spines - more at the bottom; volume I has wrinkling on spine and light browning to edges of text block; volume III has one very small corner repair, a corner crease on page vii and a fold down the rear pastedown map - mis-aligned during manufacture. The condition of the dust jackets vary - volume I is poor with chips, tears, edge wrinkling/creasing, light soiling/rubbing. Volumes II & III are Good- and have light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling and several edge tears with creases - volume three has small chip at top of front flap-fold. All volumes have light browning - mainly on spine, top edge and flap-folds. 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
143 Stansell, Pat. MILITARY MINIATURES IN REVIEW. NO,28
Del Ray Beach, Florida Ampersand 2002 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
80 pp, 11" H, magazine format. Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: The Mail Sack; The Year in Preview: Short Takes; The Idea Bank; Geschuetzwagen Tiger Fuer 17cm Kanone 72 (Sf.); Schwere they come: Hey man! Have we got a (book) preview for you!; Gotta whole lotta Leib: RZM's Long Awaited Title Takes Shape; Godzilla's Mosquito: Building the Tamiya Japanese Type 61 MBT; 3-tons of fun: The new German halftrack release from AFV Club kicks a little ass!; Awesome Autocar (DES Kit Tractor Auto Car U-7144T); Jousting with a Neutron Lance or - How Far Can you throw an Atomic Hand Grenade? Building the Hobby Fan Lance Missile; Adding new skirts to an old gal: Building and detailing the Modelcraft Centurion Mk III; Making the Most of My Motor Carriage: Improving and detailing the Academy kit with help from Korea (M12); Teeny-Tiny Tankette: Building the FineMolds Type 94 "TK" Light Tank; Mini-Men: A Peek at What's New on the Figure Front; Leave the Driving to Us: Go Greyhound and Go Nuts with Tamiya's M8; Dear Mr. Churchill: Building and detailing the new-old Tamiya Mk VII. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light wear on spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
144 Stansell, Pat. MILITARY MINIATURES IN REVIEW. NO,9, SUMMER 1996.
Boca Raton, Florida Ampersand 1996 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
64 pp, 11" H, magazine format. Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs, drawings. Contents: Mail Sack; Short Takes: The Year in Preview; The Sherman Tank: A Fragmented Look - Part 4: Sherman Suspension System; Triple A on Double A (Alan truck with Maxim gun); Swing Your Scimitar!: The hot new British recce vehicle from our pals at AFV Club; 35 To A Tee: Whadda Know? Finally a 35t (German/Czech tank) in plastic; Bail Out! (Tiger in winter camouflage diorama); North African Style Churchill; Not Your Average Track; British Warrior (MCV-80); My Gal Matilda: One good lookin' broad from Accurate Armour; Tee with a Vee - The Aires VT-34 conversion set: new life for that old Tamiya kit; The Persing Project Part Two: Short Faced Pershing; Mini-Men: A Look at What's New on the Figure Front. Interior - faint small bump to top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear - mainly on spine, very light rubbing - mainly on rear cover - also a very small scuff, faint soft crease at top corner of rear cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CLASH OF EMPIRES: THE BRITISH, FRENCH & INDIAN WAR, 1754-1763., Stephenson, R.S.
145 Stephenson, R.S. CLASH OF EMPIRES: THE BRITISH, FRENCH & INDIAN WAR, 1754-1763.
Pittsburgh Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center 2006 0936340134 / 9780936340135 Updated edition. Soft Cover with Self Flaps Very Good 
108 pp, 11" H. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, maps. Produced to accompany the exhibitiion. "The war that Winston Churchill called the 'first first world war' profoundly shaped the history of North America. Brief overviews of ten chapters provide an insight into the diplomatic and military moves of the three warring sides." Contents: Introduction; An Expedition to Save New France; A People Between; The Storm Rising in the West; The Great Warpaths; The Back-country War; The Fight for Canada; The World on Fire; First Rebels; The Triumph of Britannia?; Canadians; Exhibit Art & Artifacts; A Tale Worthy of Antiques Roadshow; Behind the Scenes at 'Clash of Empires. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, tiny scuff on feont cover at hinge, waviness to fore-edge of text block. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
REMINISCENCES., Stevenson, O.J.
146 Stevenson, O.J. REMINISCENCES.
Self-published, Guelph, Ontario, 1951. 
32 pp, 9 5/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Published after the author's death, this booklet is inscribed and signed by his wife, Mabel S. Stevenson. A collection of reminiscences of life in Ontario in the first half of the 20th century. Contents: Foreword; Minden; Schooldays in Simcoe and Brantford; Teaching a Country School; University Days (Toronto); Wilfred Campbell; "The Great Carman Tour" (Bliss); Waterloo; A London Policeman; Bristol and Nether Stowey; Midnight at Charing Cross; "Churchill is Up". Interior - staples are rusting, small light stain on pages 27/28, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - soft creases at corners, light edge wear/wrinkling, tiny soiling speck on front cover, slight fading to edges of covers. Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
147 Stevenson, O.J. THROUGH THE YEARS.
Ryerson Press, Toronto, (1952), Ist edition. 
45 pp, 8vo, HC in dust jacket. "From 1927 to 1939 Dr. O.J. Stevenson contributed a regular feature to 'The Ontario Agricultural College Review', under the heading 'The English Department'. His first aim was to impress upon his students the imperat ive need for good English and correct speech. In the second place he aimed to inspire, to broaden their interests and establish standards of taste. Out of a vast collection of occasional pieces, those in this book have been selected b y M r s . S t e v e n son. They offer some hint of Dr. Stevenson's joy in living, his zest for anything that might enrich experience. In his last little book there is life, and the wonder and joy of if." Pages just starting to brown lightly. L ig h t ed ge we a r to b oa rd s. Dust jacket is complete, but browned and rubbed with very tiny chips/tears at edges. VG/G 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE GREAT AWAKENING IN NOVA SCOTIA, 1760-1791., Stewart, Gordon T., edited with introduction by.
148 Stewart, Gordon T., edited with introduction by. DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE GREAT AWAKENING IN NOVA SCOTIA, 1760-1791.
Toronto The Champlain Society 1982 Limited Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
299 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). Orange/red cloth with gilt lettering/crest on spine, top edge gilt. No. 721 of an edition of sixteen hundred and fifty printed for the Champlain Society. B&w frontispiece, map. Contents: Preface; Introduction; Documents - A Return of the Settlers with Their Stock of the Township of Yarmouth, June 1764; Letters from John Winslow to John Hancock, Chignecto, May 12, 1768; The Memorial of the Congregational Church in Cornwallis in the County of Kings County in the Province of Nova Scotia, Cornwallis, November 8, 1769; Bejamin Gerrish and Malachy Salter to the Reverend Mr. Andrew Eliot, Halifax, January 18, 1770; The Records of the Church of Jebogue in Yarmouth, Together with an Historical Account of the First Settlement of Yarmouth by the English - The First Ministering of the Word - The Erection of the First Meetinghouse - The Coming of Mr. Henry Alline and Other Preachers to Yarmouth and the Effects which Followed, etc., (1761-1762); The Rev. Mr. Henry Alline's Life &c. (1741-1784); Index. Two rub lines across bottom of text block, very light bumping to corners. light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
149 Tippett, Maria. BETWEEN TWO CULTURES: A PHOTOGRAPHER AMONG THE INUIT.
Toronto Viking 1994 0670852430 / 9780670852437 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Charles Gimpel. 
178 pp, oblong (10 3/4" H x 12" D). B&w photographs. "During the fifties and sixties, before Arctic travel was fashionable or easy, the distinguished British art dealer and amateur photographer Charles Gimpel made several journeys to the Canadian North. Maria Tippett introduces us to more than one hundred and twenty superb photographs taken during those trips, revealing a land in the midst of change and a photographer with a magnetic attraction to his subject. By the time Gimpel made his last visit to the region in 1968, the Inuit world had changed dramatically. The skidoo had replaced the dog team as a means of transportation. The pre-fabricated wooden house and styrofoam igloo were favoured over the sod hut and snow house. Inuit art had become a multi-million dollar enterprise. And commercial goods from clothing and food to refrigerators and power boats were imported from southern Canada. With a lively text that places Gimpel's photographs within the social and cultural milieu of the time, 'Between Two Cultures' gives us a unique and important glimpse of a people in transition." Very minor edge wear. Dust jacket has a small wrinkle at top of rear hinge, small dent on spine, a few very light rub lines. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE HUNTING SUBMARINE: THE FIGHTING LIFE OF HMS TALLY-HO., Trenowden, Ian.
150 Trenowden, Ian. THE HUNTING SUBMARINE: THE FIGHTING LIFE OF HMS TALLY-HO.
Crecy 1994 0947554394 / 9780947554392 Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
224 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps/track charts. "HMS Tally-Ho, captained by Commander L.W.A. Bennington, was a T-class submarine which achieved spectacular success in the Second World War. Her name was chosen for her by Winston Churchill and it proved a very suitable one for a hunting submarine. In a single wartime commission, lasting from 15th March 1943 to 26th February 1945, she operated in the Malacca Strait. Here, surrounded by enemy air bases and in badly charted shallow waters - so shallow that many experts considered them completely unsuitable for submarine operations - she took a heavy toll of enemy warships and supply vessels. The boat, her captain and her crew are all vividly portrayed in this exciting chronicle which is the fruit of wide and detailed research." Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, very light rubbing. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
THE HUNTING SUBMARINE: THE FIGHTING LIFE OF HMS TALLY-HO., Trenowden, Ian.
151 Trenowden, Ian. THE HUNTING SUBMARINE: THE FIGHTING LIFE OF HMS TALLY-HO.
Crecy 1994 0947554394 / 9780947554392 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
224 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps/track charts. "HMS Tally-Ho, captained by Commander L.W.A. Bennington, was a T-class submarine which achieved spectacular success in the Second World War. Her name was chosen for her by Winston Churchill and it proved a very suitable one for a hunting submarine. In a single wartime commission, lasting from 15th March 1943 to 26th February 1945, she operated in the Malacca Strait. Here, surrounded by enemy air bases and in badly charted shallow waters - so shallow that many experts considered them completely unsuitable for submarine operations - she took a heavy toll of enemy warships and supply vessels. The boat, her captain and her crew are all vividly portrayed in this exciting chronicle which is the fruit of wide and detailed research." Minor browning on edges of text block. Dust jacket light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
AUGUST 1914., Tuchman, Barbara W.
152 Tuchman, Barbara W. AUGUST 1914.
London Constable 1962 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ 
499 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). Map endpapers, b&w plates, maps. "It is not too much to say that the first thirty days of battle determined the future course of the First World War, the terms of the peace and the shape of the nations of our time. The bloody catalogue of the battles of August 1914 contains the almost legendary names of Liege, Mons, the Battle of the Frontiers, Charleroi, and Tannenberg, where generals' reputations were made or broken, and opportunities grasped or missed. Here is the indomitable Joffre rebuilding his shattered armies, Samsonov committing suicide after the annihilation of his army at Tannenberg (a staggering defeat that, perhaps, gave victory to Russia's allies), von Kluck stubbornly committed to his fatal mistake with Paris within his grasp, and Admiral Souchon in the 'Goeben' setting his desperate and fateful course for Constantinople. Here is Sir John French steadfastly refusing to work with his French ally, the brilliant Lanrezac 'limoge', perhaps, for being right too often, the sick Gallieni resolutely preparing the defence of Paris; and Winston Churchill, 'the only British minister to have a perfectly clear conviction of what Britain should do', acting upon his conviction without hesitation. The story begins with a brilliant and majestic set piece describing the funeral of Edward VII, which was attended by all the royalty, nobility and aristocracy of Europe, and marked the end of a splendid era. The reader is then swept into the magnificent narrative: firstly of the plans of the German, French, British and Russian General Staffs, all prepared some ten years before the war, none allowing for the contingencies of others; then of the tense and dramatic hours and minutes in Berlin, Paris, London and St. Petersburg that led to the outbreak of war; and finally of the invasion of Belgium, the advance through France according to plan, and the huge clash on the Eastern front. The narrative ends on the eve of the Battle of the Marne which just saved the war from being won by Germany. By that time the original plans of all the belligerents were in ruins." Book is slightly curved, minor edge wear, slight fading to colour on top of spine, minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, several small and tiny edge tears, light browning on spine and flap-folds/edges, light soiling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
153 Turner, E.S. THE PHONEY WAR.
St. Martin's, New York, (1962). 
311 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illus. (cartoons, posters). A look at Britain in the period before the Battle of Britain - a world of gas masks, blackouts, rationing, evacuations and warnings about what to do if a German parachutist lands on your doorstep - a time when it was an offensce to leave a car parked without disabling it and when signpost were torn down to confuse the enemy... Minor edge wear, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/wrinkling, several small chips and tears with creases - some with old tape reapirs, moderate rubbing, light fading to spine color, small stain on front panel. VG/G- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
154 Tute, Warren. Foreword by Manfred Rommel. THE NORTH AFRICAN WAR.
Griffin House, Toronto, 1976. 
223 pp, small 4to (10" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w and color photographs. "...vividly describes the entire campaign - an epic struggle extending over three years and thousands of miles, involving more than a million Allied and Axis troops, plus thousands of ships, tanks and aircraft. (Tute's) text is supported by lavish illustrations including many striking contemporary colour photographs..." Tiny dint to top edge of front board. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing, minor browning along top/bottom edges of flaps, small area of laminate missing form bottom of spine and slight de-lamination along top edge of front panel. VG+/VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
IN THE WAKE OF THE WIND-SHIPS:  NOTES, RECORDS AND BIOGRAPHIES PERTAINING TO THE SQUARE-RIGGED MERCHANT MARINE OF BRITISH NORTH AMERICA., Wallace, Frederick William.
155 Wallace, Frederick William. IN THE WAKE OF THE WIND-SHIPS: NOTES, RECORDS AND BIOGRAPHIES PERTAINING TO THE SQUARE-RIGGED MERCHANT MARINE OF BRITISH NORTH AMERICA.
Toronto Musson 1927 First Canadian Edition. Hard Cover Good Fair 
282 pp, 8 7/8" H. Green cloth with gold lettering/banding on spine, blindstamped ship on front board. Map on front endpapers, b&w frontispiece, plates. Section headings: In the Wake of the Wind-Ships; Quebec's Shipping Era; The New Brunswickers; The Nova Scotia-men. Index. Previous owner's name stamp on front and rear pastedowns and at bottom of "forward" page, gift inscription on half-title page, light browning on rear free endpaper, browning to edges of text block, some shelf soiling on bottom of text block, dust staining to top of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine with one or two tiny tears, very light edge wear, one very small corner bump. Dust jacket has edge wear/creasing and small chips and tears, old tape along top/bottom inside edges, heavy browning on spine and moderate browning elsewhere, light rubbing, one or two small light stains, two creases on front panel pastedown picture. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
RESISTING THE NAZI INVADER., Ward, Arthur.  With Alexander Stilwell.
156 Ward, Arthur. With Alexander Stilwell. RESISTING THE NAZI INVADER.
Constable, London, 1997, first edition. 
134 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0094767505 B&w and colour photographs, reproductions. "In this highly readable and lavishly illustrated book, Arthur Ward draws on exclusive interviews and a unique collection of memorabili a not only to provide a vivid picture of Britain on the eve of expected invasion but also to tell the full story of a little known and highly secret aspect of Britain's defensive armoury - the Auxiliary forces. When the Nazi juggernaut thunder e d t o the Channel Ports in May 1940, Britons had little doubt that there would be a landing on the South Coast of England. (The author) evokes the tension of these months when Britain set about rapid re-organisation of its army in preparation f or G e rm an invasion, including the training of specialist and highly secret guerrilla forces. Inspired as much by the adventurous, imaginative flair of Peter Fleming and the exploits of T E Lawrence as by the gritty determination and organisati ona l g en ius of Colin Gubbins, later to head SOE, the auxiliary units were formed from a unique body of imperturbable and self-confident men who would be capable of acting with ruthless efficiency in the face of a merciless foe. Brimming with i nfor mati on and extr aordinary detail and accompanied by a feast of stunning illustrations, many of them in colour, (this book) provides a fascinating new insight into a remarkable moment in history." Book is lightly cocked, light wear at corners and a t top /bo ttom of s pine, a few minor rub marks on boards. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, very minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THIS ENGLAND., Ward, James Edward.
157 Ward, James Edward. THIS ENGLAND.
Longmans, Green, Toronto, 1942. 
48 pp, 7 5/8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. The main poem in this volume, 'This England', speaks of the qualities for which the nation was fighting at the time (WWII) of writing. It is preceded by a poetic tribute to Winston Churchill and followed by a collection of sonnets (including: Easter in Wartime, On Seeing an Autumn Ploughman, On Returning from a Discussion on Greece, The Astronomers). Browning to pages and edges of text block, small edge tear archivally taped on rear free en d p a p e r . Dust jacket has light browning on spine, hinges, front panel, flap-folds, and flap top edges; light water stain at bottom of spine; two tears archivally taped; very small chips and wear at top/bottom of flap-folds; light rubbing. Ve ry Go od -/ Go od 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
KITCHENER: THE MAN BEHIND THE LEGEND., Warner, Philip.
158 Warner, Philip. KITCHENER: THE MAN BEHIND THE LEGEND.
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1985, first edition. 
247 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0241115876 B&w photographs, map/battle plans, reproductions. "Kitchener was one of the most successful and far-sighted generals Britain has ever had, and his reputation was worldwide. But he has always been a mystery. Legends proliferated about him in his lifetime, and the circumstances of his death have remained an enigma. Not until recently, with the fresh material which has come to light, has it been possible to find the re al person behind that enormous, intimidating moustache. In this absorbing and percipient study, we begin to realise what a debt Britain owes to Kitchener. Far from being the remote, austere figure of the placards, he was a daring adventurer a n d s p y, a meticulous planner and perfectionist, and a commander who took his place in the forefront of the battle in order to know exactly what was happening. Like modern generals, Kitchener believed that battles should be won before they ar e f ou gh t , an d proved that small, well-organized armies could defeat vastly superior forces. In the Sudan he defeated his enemy in a final, searing battle; in South Africa he fought an entirely different campaign in which he methodically remov ed al l h is en em y's advantages. Setbacks only spurred him to greater efforts. He was trusted by civilians; worshipped by his soldiers; and detested by most of his officers. When he became Commander-in-Chief in India he had no war to fight, b ut he l eft the ar my in g ood shape for when its time came. His talent as a planner was great, and much thought was given to thwarting the Russian ambitions in Afghanistan. In the end the Soviets did not invade that country until sixty years aft er his d eath . A nd a lth ough, in company with Churchill, he is blamed for the Dardanelles disaster, recent disclosures of the limitations of contemporary naval gunnery have shown that the real blame lay elsewhere. In this book (Warner) investi gat es the pers onal myths as well a s the public man; Kitchener's dislike of politicians and the stormy episodes this caused later in his career; the fact that he never married because his intended bride died suddenly at the age of eighteen (he w as n ot homo sexual ); hi s abil ity to find friends among the ranks of his enemies as well as enemies among his friends; and what lay behind his untimely death in 1916." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, bookstore label with additional ink notat ion on f ront pa stedow n, very sma ll stain at top inside edge of rear board. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbingslight fading to spine color. Very Good/Very Goo d 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A HISTORY OF BRITAIN IN THIRTY-SIX POSTAGE STAMPS., West, Chris.  (Christopher)
159 West, Chris. (Christopher) A HISTORY OF BRITAIN IN THIRTY-SIX POSTAGE STAMPS.
New York Picador 2013 1250035503 / 9781250035509 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
277 pp, 8 1/2" H. Colour reproductions. "(T)ells the rich, layered, and breathtaking history of Britain through thirty-six of its fascinating, often beautiful, and sometimes eccentric postage stamps. Through them, one can glimpse the whole epic tale of an empire unfolding. From the famous Penny Black, printed soon after Queen Victoria's coronation, to the Victory! stamp of 1946, anticipating the struggle of postwar reconstruction, (this) is a hugely entertaining and indiosyncratic romp, told in Chris West's lively prose. On their own, stamps can be curiosities, even artistic marvels; in this book, stamps become a window into the larger sweep of history." The author begins each of the 36 chapters with a representative stamp, using it as a springboard to dive into the social, political and/or international issues of the time. Very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
DIEPPE:  TRAGEDY TO TRIUMPH., Whitaker, Denis, Brigadier General and Whitaker, Shelagh.
160 Whitaker, Denis, Brigadier General and Whitaker, Shelagh. DIEPPE: TRAGEDY TO TRIUMPH.
McGraw-Hill Ryerson, Toronto, (1992), Ist edition. 
372 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN: 0075513854 B&w photos and maps. "...an explosive and sure-to-be controversial reassessment of the Dieppe raid that saw 3,000 Canadian infantry killed, wounded or taken prisoner within a few short hours...Was Dieppe necessary? What was Churchill's real intent behind the operation? Did so much sacrifice have a pay-off later in the war? Those who fought so courageously at Dieppe are a vital part of the history of Canada's military effort. They are owed long overdue answers to the reasons why." Minor creasing at top/bottom of front hinge, previous owners bookplate with name on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has minor rubbing and minor edge wrinkling. VG+/ VG + 
Price: 17.00 USD
 
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