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ALWAYS A STRATHCONA., Fraser, W.B.
401 Fraser, W.B. ALWAYS A STRATHCONA.
Calgary, Alberta Comprint 1986 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
252 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, colour uniform studies, maps. A history of the Regiment from its inception in 1885 to the mid-1970s. Contents: Foreword; Battle Honours; Introduction; Strathcona's Horse; Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians); The Outbreak of the First World War; The Search for Mobility; Moreuil Wood; Canada's Hundred Days; The Long Armistice; Wartime Training and Service; Italy; Melfa River Crossing; Up the Italian Boot; To Northern Europe; Peace and War; Keeping the Peace; Genealogy; Chronological Historical Outline; Honorary Appointments; Commanding Officers and Regimental Sergeant Majors; Roll of Honour; Index. Small taped tear with creases at fore-edge of two illustration page leaves - edges are unevenly trimmed, faint erased pencil marks on frent free endpaper. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing, small dent on rear hinge, area of very small indentations on rear panel. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
NOR'EAST FOR LOUISBURG., Fraser, William Douglas.
402 Fraser, William Douglas. NOR'EAST FOR LOUISBURG.
Toronto Amethyst 1978 0920474012 / 9780920474013 Soft Cover Very Good - 
221 pp + section of b&w plans, photographs at rear, 8vo (9" H). B&w plans, maps, reproductions throughout text - plans and photographs at rear. "(A)n adventure tale of sweeping grandeur: the personal history of a youth who volunteered for war as a loyal subject of George II when New England rose against the French fortress of Louisburg commanding the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the approaches to Quebec and menacing the Boston fishery. The story is a romance in the true sense: it tells of the fears and awareness of a vast world opening to the mind of a young soldier and mariner early away from home and toughened by the cruelty and challenge of armed conflict and the harsh reality of the elements. The novel is based on a single page of pencil-written journal left behind by a young volunteer from Massachusetts: the author has not been able to determine the boy's name or where he lived but only that he served in Pomeroy's regiment at the capture of Louisburg in 1745. The history of Jonathan Steele unfolds as that of a God-fearing thoughtful man whose love of humanity does not blind him to the irony and tragedy of people living in difficult days, nor to their weakness or folly." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light to moderate edge wear, small soft corner crease on front cover, spine slightly twisted. 
Price: 14.95 USD
 
 
EDUCATION IN THE ATLANTIC PROVINCES.  LECTURES DELIVERED UNDER THE QUANCE LECTURES IN CANADIAN EDUCATION., Frecker, G. A.   Foreword by W. P. Thompson.
403 Frecker, G. A. Foreword by W. P. Thompson. EDUCATION IN THE ATLANTIC PROVINCES. LECTURES DELIVERED UNDER THE QUANCE LECTURES IN CANADIAN EDUCATION.
Toronto W.J. Gage 1956 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
112 pp, 8vo (8" H). Publisher's reply card and business card laid in. Contents: Dr. G.A. Frecker: A Biographical Sketch; Lecture I: The Historical Background and Earlier Developments; Lecture II: Education for Our Times. Minor musty odor, fiant foxing marks on top of text block. Glassine dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, light browning on spine, tiny stain on front hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
404 Fredette, Raymond H. Introduction by Tom D. Crouch. Foreword by Hanson W. Baldwin. Afterword by Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir John Slessor. THE SKY ON FIRE: THE FIRST BATTLE OF BRITAIN 1917-1918 AND THE BIRTH OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE.
Smithsonian, Washington, D.C., 1991, reprint. 
289 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 1560980168 B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "World War I in the air is popularly recalled as a romance of dawn patrols and chivalrous duels between Spads and Fokkers over the Western Front. All but forgotten a re the day and night raids German airmen carried out against England with large bombers during 1917-1918. Based on firsthand accounts from British and German sources, (this book) explores all aspects of the first systematic strategic air cam p a i g n i n history, including the impact it had on the strategy and conduct of World War II. The daring airmen who pioneered this new mode of warfare flew twin-engined Gotha and Giant bombers. Their raids on London spurred the British to creat e th e Ro ya l A ir Force, the world's first independent air service, and the London Air Defense Area. Except for some technological refinements, notably radar, it was essentially the same air defense system that was to serve Britain so well in Wo rl dWa r II. " In ter ior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, very light rubbing with a few tiny scuffs, soft corner creases on front cover, minor soiling. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE MIGHTY EIGHTH.  (A HISTORY OF THE UNITS, MEN AND MACHINES OF THE US 8th AIR FORCE)., Freeman, Roger A.  With color drawings by John B. Rabbets.
405 Freeman, Roger A. With color drawings by John B. Rabbets. THE MIGHTY EIGHTH. (A HISTORY OF THE UNITS, MEN AND MACHINES OF THE US 8th AIR FORCE).
Orion, New York, 1989, first American edition. 
311 pp, 4to (11 1/6" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0517576910 B&w photographs, maps, color profiles. "Charting the remarkable record of the 8th Air Force from its creation in 1942, through its fundamental role in taking the battle to Hitler 's Germany when it became the largest air unit ever committed to battle, to its departure from the United Kingdom after victory had been achieved, this comprehensive history explains the formation strategies and aircraft deployed and does so with e x tensive use of the reminiscences of veterans of 'The Eighth'. Historians are united in acknowledging the vital part played by the 8th Air Force in securing the Allied success and, as the heroic events of the conflict are commemorated half a ce n tu ry later, this book which first coined the admirable, and now universally accepted, prefix 'MIGHTY', returns to print to remain the finest tribute to the airmen who knew their task, undertook it with determination, and successfully completed i t. " Tin y dint on bottom edge of front board, very small bump at corners, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
406 Frost, C. Sydney, Colonel. ONCE A PATRICIA. (MEMOIRS OF A JUNIOR INFANTRY OFFICER IN WORLD WAR II)
Vanwell, St. Catharines, Ontario, [1988]. 
564 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, maps, reproductions. "...a gripping personal account about the Second World War. From The Royal Military College, Wartime Training Centres, through Sicily and Italy with the Eighth Army, and finally to Holland, Sydney Frost brings together a fascinating and absorbing story. He tells it exactly 'as it was' and we see what it all meant - at the time - to this gallant young officer. With sensitivity and percepton he records the gamut of emotions through courage to sorrow to triumph that became the reality of a fighting soldier's life. And through it all runs the consuming passion for his Regiment (Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry) - his home." Dust jacket has very minor rubbing. Fine/NF 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
THE GATECRASHERS., Fullerton, Alexander.  Dust jacket art by Michael Turner.
407 Fullerton, Alexander. Dust jacket art by Michael Turner. THE GATECRASHERS.
Michael Joseph, London, 1984, first edition. 
297 pp + postscript, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0718123786 Map endpapers. "Horribly cramped, it lurched sickeningly while being towed and tended to be dripping wet inside. The X-craft midget submarine was hardly the obvious choice of vessel to pitch against the mighty battleship 'Tirpitz' in her Norwegian lair. Like pitching a tadpole against a whale; but in this case, the whale had a soft underbelly and the tadpole a pair of two-ton explosive stings like blisters on its sides. If the sub could survive its nightmarish 1,000-mile haul across the North Sea, Paul Everard would have his chance to gatecrash the fjords - past minefields, patrol craft, shore defences and steel nets - and cripple the ship which Churchi ll had called 'the Beast'. Even if he succeeded, the chances of escaping alive were slim. If he failed, Nick Everard, commanding Arctic convoy PQ19, was in for a pounding. None of his ships could hope to match the firepower of the 'Tirpit z ' o r p i erce her fifteen-inch armour. As 'The Gatecrashers' draws to its thunderous climax, father and son, their lives balancing on a knife-edge, face their final, most searching test. 'The Gatecrashers' is based on the true story of Operat io n S ou rc e : si x X-craft crossed the North Sea in September 1943 to attack the 'Tirpitz, Scharnhorst' and 'Lutzow' in Altenfjord, where they were kept out of bomber range behind formidable defences. Although (this book) stands on its own as a nov el , it is al so th e ninth and last in the Everard series of naval adventures, which started with Nick as a somewhat bloody-minded midshipman at Jutland in 1916. Although fictional, the setting of each story is historically and technically ac cura te. Cap tai n J .E. Moo re, Editor of 'Jane's Fighting Ships', had written: 'I have not found this splendid authenticity in any naval fiction since C.S. Forester's heyday'." Faint cigarette odor. Dust jacket has light berowning on spine, sl ight brow n ing at e dges , mi nor e dge wrinkling, very small dint on front hinge. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 70.00 USD
 
 
WARTIME: UNDERSTANDING AND BEHAVIOR IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR., Fussell, Paul.
408 Fussell, Paul. WARTIME: UNDERSTANDING AND BEHAVIOR IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
Oxford University Press, New York, 1989. 
330 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0195037979 B&w photographs. "(H)ere Fussell examines the immediate impact of the war on common soldiers and civilians. He describes the psychological and emotional atmosphere of World War II. He analyzes the wishful thinking and the euphemisms people needed to deal with unacceptable reality (the early belief, for instance, that the war could be won with 'precision bombing', that is, by long distance); he describes the ab n o r m a l l y intense frustration of desire and some of the means by which desire was satisfied; and, most important, he emphasizes the damage the war did to intellect, discrimination, honesty, individuality, complexity, ambiguity and wit. Of cou rs e, n o Fu ss el l book would be complete without some serious discussion of the literature of the time. He examines, for instance, how the great privations of wartime (when oranges would be raffled off as valued prizes) resulted in roccoco pros e s tyl es th at dwe lt longingly on lavish dinners, and how the 'high-mindedness' of the era and the almost pathological need to 'accentuate the positive' invited the downfall of the acerbic H.L. Mencken and the ascent of E.B. White." Light wrinkl ing at b ott om of spin e. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing, minor dint on rear hinge. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ONCE ROUND THE UMBRELLA TREE., Gadsby, Elsie.
409 Gadsby, Elsie. ONCE ROUND THE UMBRELLA TREE.
BBC Radio Derby/Derbyshire Library Service, (Derby, 1984). 
101 pp, 8vo, soft cover. B&w photos and drawings. The author's reminisences of Derbyshire from the late 1920s through the war years. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edgewear, light rubbing/soiling, s mall area of surface paper loss at edge of back cover, spine flat and uncreased. VG- 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
HAWKER HURRICANE Mk XII.  LOCK ON NO. 25 AIRCRAFT PHOTO FILE., Gallemi, Francis and Peeters, Willy.
410 Gallemi, Francis and Peeters, Willy. HAWKER HURRICANE Mk XII. LOCK ON NO. 25 AIRCRAFT PHOTO FILE.
VLS Corporation, Maryland Heights, MO, 1994. 
24 pp, 8 5/8" H x 9 3/8" D, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, b&w drawings/diagrams. A close-up look at the Hawker Hurricane Mk XII. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor rubbing on rear cover. Near Fine 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
TBF/TBM AVENGER.  WARBIRD PROFILE NO.2., Gallemi, Francis.  Cover art by Robert Taylor.
411 Gallemi, Francis. Cover art by Robert Taylor. TBF/TBM AVENGER. WARBIRD PROFILE NO.2.
Aries, Vaudreuil, Quebec, 1996. 
40 pp, oblong (8 1/2" H x 11" D) soft cover (stapled in wraps). ISBN 0969857810 B&w and color photographs, b&w drawings/diagrams/plans. A close-up look at the Avenger, with lots of interior views and other details. Of particular interest to mode llers. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear at top/bottom of spine. Very Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE HURRICANE STORY., Gallico, Paul.
412 Gallico, Paul. THE HURRICANE STORY.
London Michael Joseph. 1959 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Very Good- 
144 pp, 7 1/2" H. Dark blue cloth with silver lettering/propellers on spine, silver aircraft on front board. B&w photographs. "Paul Gallico has written the whole exciting and inspiring life story of the greatest British fighter plane, from the drawing board through the battles of World War II. It is a story of great daring, imagination, and unparalleled human courage - the biography of an aircraft which came to personify toughness and audacity." Minor browning to edges of text block, tiny bump at top/bottom of spine, bump to fore-edge of rear board. Dust jacket has light wear and tiny tear (archivally taped) at top/bottom of spine and top of rear flap-fold - very light elsewhere, minor edge browning on flaps, soft crease on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
413 Galloway, Strome, Colonel. A REGIMENT AT WAR: THE STORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT, 1939-1945.
Privately Printed 1979 Soft Cover Very Good 
238 pp, 8vo (8" H). (First published in 1946 under the title, "55 AXIS"). B&w photographs. Contents: "Gentlemen, The Regiment!"; Mobilization to the Fall of France; The Defence of Britain; The Conquest of Sicily; The Fighting Pursuit From Reggio; The Moro River and Ortona Road; The Adriatic Barricade; The Liri Valley Campaign; The Battles of the Gothic Line; The Po Valley Denial; Victory in the Netherlands; The Return of the Warriors; The Kiska Connection; Appendices - The Commanding Officers, 1939-1945; Itinerary of The Royal Canadian Regiment; Roll of Honour. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny dent, faint sticker mark and very soft small corner creases on rear cover, very light rubbing, soft crease across bottom of front cover. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
AMERICAN TANKS OF WORLD WAR 2.  AIRFIX MAGAZINE GUIDE 26., Gander, Terry and Chamberlain, Peter.
414 Gander, Terry and Chamberlain, Peter. AMERICAN TANKS OF WORLD WAR 2. AIRFIX MAGAZINE GUIDE 26.
Patrick Stephens, Cambridge, 1977, first edition. 
64 pp, 8 3/4" H, hard cover (pictorial boards) - no dust jacket. ISBN 0850592607 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, data tables. "During the last war the Americans built twice as many tanks as Britain and Germany combined, and the M4 Sherman in particular can rightly be acclaimed as one of the weapons which won the war....(the authors) give a concise but detailed guide to American tank theory and design before and during the war, together with descriptions and data on the tanks themselves, notes on armament, camouflage and markings, four-view scale plans and extensive exciting photographic coverage." Light fading to spine color, very light wear at top of front hinge, minor rubbing, minor wrinkling on spine, two s m a ll faint foxing marks on copyright and contents page. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BLACK MAY., Gannon, Michael.
415 Gannon, Michael. BLACK MAY.
HarperCollins, New York, 1998, first edition. 
492 pp, large 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0060178191 B&w photographs. "In May 1943, Allied sea and air forces won a stunning, dramatic, and vital victory over the largest and most powerful submarine force ever sent to sea, sin king forty-one German U-boats and damaging thirty-seven others. It was the forty-fifth month of World War II, and by the end of May the Germans were forced to acknowledge defeat and recall almost all of their remaining U-boats from the major t r a f f i c lanes of the North Atlantic. At U-Boat Headquarters in Berlin, despondent naval officers spoke of 'Black May'. It was a defeat from which the German U-boat fleet never recovered. 'Black May' is a triumph of scholarship and narrativ e , an i mp or ta nt work of history, and a great sea story. (The author) has done enormous research and produced the most thoroughly documented study ever done of these battles. In his compelling historical saga, the people are as significant as t he te chn ica l i nfo rmation. Given the strategic importance of the events of May 1943, it is natural to ask, How did Black may happen and why? Who or what was responsible? Were new Allied tactics adopted or new weapons employed? This book ans wer s th ose ques tion s an d many others. Drawing on original documents in German, British, U.S., and Canadian archives, as well as interviews with surviving participants, Gannon describes the exciting sea and air battles, frequently taking th e re ader insi de t he U- boats them selves, aboard British warshps, onto the decks of torpedoed merchant ships, and into the cockpits of British and U.S. aircraft. Throughout, Gannon tells the Black May story from both the German and Allied pers pecti ves, often using the a ctual words of captains and crew. Finally he allows the reader to 'listen in' on secretly recorded conversations of captured U-boat men in POW quarters during the same incredible month, giving intimate and moving acces s to t he th oughts and e motions of se amen t hat is unparalleled in naval literature." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small slight bump at top edge of front board and at top of rear hinge, minor browning at some edges, short remainder mark on botto m of te xt bloc k. Dust jacket has mi nor edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, three small marks (color pencil) on inside surface. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
AVRO LANCASTER IN UNIT SERVICE.  ARCO-AIRCAM AVIATION SERIES NO. 12., Garbett, Mike and Goulding, Brian.
416 Garbett, Mike and Goulding, Brian. AVRO LANCASTER IN UNIT SERVICE. ARCO-AIRCAM AVIATION SERIES NO. 12.
New York Arco 1970 668021179 Soft Cover Very Good Mike Roffe. 
(46 pp), 9 3/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, 8 pages of color profiles/emblems/badges. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small faint stain on spine, minor wear and small crease at bottom corner of front cover. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
LANCASTER AT WAR 2., Garbett, Mike and Goulding, Brian.
417 Garbett, Mike and Goulding, Brian. LANCASTER AT WAR 2.
London Ian Allan 1985 071100966X / 9780711009660 4th Impression Hard Cover Very Good Good 
160 pp, 4to (11 11/16" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, diagram endpapers. "(A) totally new collection of Lancaster stories and photographs; (this book) complements the earlier book, it does not duplicate it - much of its material has been, in many instances, inspired by the readers of the first 'Lancaster at War'. The only change is that this book tends to look rather more closely at the men who flew the Lancaster and the men and women who kept it in the air. It is nonetheless a further expansion of the celebrated Lancaster legend and will delight Lanc veterans, air historians and enthusiasts alike." Slight waviness to fore-edge of pages, small faint soiling mark on fore-edge of free front endpaper, slight bump to top corners, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear to boards - one small corner scuff. Dust jacket has light edge wear, moderate edge wrinkling, creasing at top of spine and flap- folds, a few tiny chips, two small tears, faint watermark at top/bottom of inside spine and bottom of inside front panel, tiny scuff on front panel, a few wrinkles in laminate. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
LANCASTER AT WAR., Garbett, Mike and Goulding, Brian.  Foreword by Sir Arthur T. Harris.  With Contributions By Jack Currie, Lettice Curtis, Rod Rodley, Carl Olsson, Stan Wells, John Shelton, Lance Connery, Jimmy Griffiths, Edward Cook, Bill Breckenridge, W.B. Baker, et al.
418 Garbett, Mike and Goulding, Brian. Foreword by Sir Arthur T. Harris. With Contributions By Jack Currie, Lettice Curtis, Rod Rodley, Carl Olsson, Stan Wells, John Shelton, Lance Connery, Jimmy Griffiths, Edward Cook, Bill Breckenridge, W.B. Baker, et al. LANCASTER AT WAR.
London Ian Allan 1983 0711002258 / 9780711002258 Ninth Impression Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
144 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. Contents: Photo Credits; Foreword; Introduction; The early days; In production; The shining sword; (A)nd the woman's view; Entry into service; The tip-off; Panorama of power; Making ready; Bombing up; Twenty Lancasters; Fuelling; Ready at dispersal; The unsung heroes; Not all had wings; Briefing; Prelude to Hell; Out to the kites; Interiors; Start up; First flight on ops; Taxying and marshalling; Take-off; Pilotless bomber; En route; Late guests; On target; Lightning strike; The way back; The Cathedral and I survived; Seven more for the Goldfish Club; Safely home; We "died" three times; Caterpillars Extraordinaire; After the raid; A cool welcome; Battle damage; Prangs; Insignia; 100 not out; Wings for Victory; Mercy missions; Lancs from Canada; Graveyards; Airfields - then and now; By Ermine Street to yesterday; The Dam Busters - fact and film; In memoriam. Small bump at all corners and at top/bottom of spine.. Dust jacket has moderate wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds - light edge wrinkling elsewhere, slight fading to spine color, tiny dent on front hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
LETTERS HOME:  THE WARTIME CORRESPONDENCE AND DIARY OF JOHN EDWIN GARDINER RCAF (1919-1942)., Gardiner, John Edwin.  Edited by David E. Smith.
419 Gardiner, John Edwin. Edited by David E. Smith. LETTERS HOME: THE WARTIME CORRESPONDENCE AND DIARY OF JOHN EDWIN GARDINER RCAF (1919-1942).
University of Regina / Canadian Plains Research Center, Regina, Saskatchewan, 2004. 
197 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 088977157X B&w photographs. "John Edwin Gardiner was the eldest son of James 'Jimmy' Gardiner, the most prominent Liberal politician of his day in western Canada. Edwin was called up by the RCAF in November 1 940, received his Wings in October 1941, and travelled to England in early November 1941. On August 18, 1942, on the eve of the Dieppe Raid, Edwin wrote to his father: 'At long last we're going to take part in something big which you will r e a d a l l about in the papers long before you get this letter'. Edwin Gardiner was killed when his plane went down on the following day. James Gardiner, who had lost two brothers in the First World War, had now lost his son to war. His wife , Vi ol et , f ou nd the grief unbearable and took her own life in October 1944, yet another casualty of war. Gardiner kept all of Edwin's letters to the family. He investigated the circumstances of his son's death, visiting the graveyard at St. A ubi n L e C au f o n s eve r al occasions and writing a thorough record of his findings. To the end of his life, he maintained contact with the family of the Canadian pilot who died at the same time as Edwin and with the French family who cared for the ir g rave s. Joh n Ed win Ga rdiner's voice in 'Letters Home' is engaging, humorous, and intelligent. Like so many others of his generation, he exudes confidence and optimism despite the dangers of his situation. Perhaps most striking, a nd m ost t ouchi ng, h owe ver, is th e ge nui ne family affection that pervades these letters." Fine 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
KAISER BILL., Garrett, Richard.
420 Garrett, Richard. KAISER BILL.
Wayland, (Hove, 1978), first edition. 
96 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs, reproductions, map. "Commonly blamed as the man who started World War I, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany is often seen as a tough aggressor; a man, as Bismarck might have said, 'of blood and iron'. As leader of the world's strongest army, he wielded great power. When, at the beginning of this century, he built up an almost equally strong navy, it seemed as if nothing could stop Germany's advances. But was he really the strong man of popular legend? Richard Garrett argues that, behind the stern appearance and the flamboyant moustache, Kaiser Bill was a failure. He believed that God had appointed him Emperor of Germany and that God would tell him what to do. His talent for making enemies was enormous. He had grown up as a spoilt child with a wide knowledge of many things and a deep understanding of almost nothing; and yet his arrogant faith in himself never faltered. This is the story of the effect of one man on thirty years of world history, culminating in a monstrous clash of arms and ending in the quietness of exile. Out of the story a picture of the real man emerges, and the events which led up to the disaster are put in to their true perspective. Was it the Kaiser, more than anyone else, who unwittingly prepared the way for Hitler? This book may suggest an answer." Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, very light browning, small corner crease on front flap. VG+/VG 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
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