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61 Heming, Arthur. THE DRAMA OF THE FORESTS: ROMANCE AND ADVENTURE.
Toronto S.B. Gundy 1924 First Canadian Edition. Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket Arthur Heming. 
324 pp, 7 3/4" H. 14 colour plates, including frontispiece (collated). "(I) travelled twenty-three times through various parts of the vast northern woods, between Maine and Alaska, and covered thousands upon thousands of miles by canoe, pack-train, snowshoes, bateau, dog-train, buck-board, timber-raft, prairie-schooner, lumber-wagon, and 'alligator'. (B)ack again I went at all seasons of the year to encamp in that great timber-land that sweeps from the Atlantic to the Pacific. thus it has taken me thirty-three years to gather the information this volume contains - (but) I wish to explain that in compliance with the wishes of the leading actors - who actually lived their parts of this story - fictitious names have been given to the principal characters and to the principal trading posts, lakes, and rivers herein depicted. Furthermore, in order to give the reader a more interesting, complete, and faithful description of the daily and the yearly life of the forest dwellers as I have observed it, I have taken the liberty of weaving together the more interesting facts I have gathered - both first- and second-hand - into one continuous narrative as though it all happened in a single year. And in order to retain all the primitive local colour, the unique costumes, and the fascinating romance of the fur-trade days as I witnessed them in my twenties - though much of the life has already passed away - the scene is set to represent a certain year in the early (1890s)." Separation between some page gatherings (mainly at illustration locations) - pages are firm in binding, very slight bump at top corner of boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block, three very small stains on top of text block, minor rubbing on boards. Book is protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
DOCUMENTS ON CANADIAN EXTERNAL RELATIONS VOLUME 9  1942-1943.  DOCUMENTS RELATIFS AUX RELATIONS EXTERIEURES DU CANADA., Hilliker, John F., editor.
62 Hilliker, John F., editor. DOCUMENTS ON CANADIAN EXTERNAL RELATIONS VOLUME 9 1942-1943. DOCUMENTS RELATIFS AUX RELATIONS EXTERIEURES DU CANADA.
Hull, Quebec Department of External Affairs 1980 0660504642 / 9780660504643 Hard Cover Very Good 
1891 pp, 9 5/16" H. Dark maroon cloth with gilt lettering/coat of arms/banding and black title blocks on spine, gilt coat of arms on front cover. B&w photographs, fold-out map at rear. Bilingual French/English Introduction / Location of Documents / List of Persons / Captions to Illustrations / Indexes. Main text English only. This volume "deals with the evolution of Canadian policy during the middle years of the war, from the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, until the end of 1943. During those years, attention shifted from working out the bases of Canada's participation, as 'a belligerent second only to Britain as a Commonwealth military power', to an attempt to define this country's place in an Allied war effort dominated by much larger nations. That effort was important not only because Canadians were concerned about the conduct of the war itself but also because precedents were being established which would profoundly affect their interests once peace returned. It was a time of testing Canada's sovereignty and for determining the recognition which the country might expect for its contribution to victory." Chapter headings: Conduct of External Relations; Conduct of War; Post-War Planning; United Nations Organizations and Conferences; Other International Organizations and Conferences; Commonwealth Relations; Relations with the United States; Relations with France; Bilateral Relations; Appendices. Tiny bump at top of front hinge, light shelf soiling on bottom of text block, minor soiling on top of text block. 
Price: 95.00 USD
 
 
THE WORLD TURNED RIGHT SIDE UP:  A HISTORY OF THE CONSERVATIVE ASCENDANCY IN AMERICA., Hodgson, Godfrey.
63 Hodgson, Godfrey. THE WORLD TURNED RIGHT SIDE UP: A HISTORY OF THE CONSERVATIVE ASCENDANCY IN AMERICA.
Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1996. 
365 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 0395822939 "In 1981, as Ronald Reagan swept into the White House and his men prepared to take over the government they had for years viewed with suspicion, the citizens of the United States woke up to dis cover that conservatism, once held in contempt, had become the nation's ruling ideology. This brilliant chronicle of how it all came to be 'is by far the best'. " Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post. Interior - very small bump to bottom c o r n e r o f a pprox. pages 110 to 155, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing, small publishers label on rear cover, one very small corner crease. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THOMAS DAVIES IN EARLY CANADA., Hubbard, R.H., edited with introduction by.
64 Hubbard, R.H., edited with introduction by. THOMAS DAVIES IN EARLY CANADA.
Canada Oberon 1972 0887500684 / 9780887500688 Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good - 
64 pp, oblong 8vo (8 1/4" H x 11 1/4" D). Profusely illustrated with reproductions of Davies' works in colour and b&w. "When most people think of the early Canadian landscape they think of William Henry Bartlett. Actually, Bartlett was by no means the only painter in early Canada, nor was he the best. One of the earliest, and one of the best of them all, was Thomas Davies. Davies first came to Canada in the seventeen-fifties. He came again in the sixties and then again in the eighties. He came as a commissioned officer in the Royal Artillery. His job was to record the topography of the country for military purposes. But he did much more than that. He preserved for us an exact and faithful likeness of the people, the towns and above all the landscape of early Canada. Little was known of his work until 1953, when a collection of his views was sold at Christie's. Twenty of these were bought by the National Gallery of Canada, others by the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. It is now possible for the first time to appreciate the remarkable quality of his work. His water-colours are brimful of authentic details of early life in Canada. And they possess a calm and vivid beauty seen nowhere else in Canadian landscapes of the period." Most pages have a very soft small indentation and/or soft handling creases - more on page leaf 23/24, nine page leaves have a crease at top gutter area from manufacturing process, two tiny corner bumps on boards. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light rubbing, very light browning on spine and at edges, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
UPSTATE DOWNSTATE:  FOLK STORIES OF THE MIDDLE ATLANTIC STATES., Jagendorf, M.  Introduction by Henry W. Shoemaker.
65 Jagendorf, M. Introduction by Henry W. Shoemaker. UPSTATE DOWNSTATE: FOLK STORIES OF THE MIDDLE ATLANTIC STATES.
New York Vanguard Press 1949 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- Howard Simon. 
299 pp, 8vo (8 5/16" H). B&w drawings. "Here are stories overflowing with excitement and crammed with laughs - stories about enchanted fish, friendly giants, daring hunters, trained mosquitoes, evil pirates; stories about ordinary sailors and farmers and millers, and stories about characters from history; stories about people and stories about phantoms and ghosts. These stories come from the great states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland, but they will be cherished - just as was 'New England Bean-Pot', Dr. Jagendorf's first collection of folk stories - by boys and girls from every state - yes, and by their parents, too. You get some idea of what a wonderful adventure this book provides from the titles of some of its fifty-seven stories: Mighty Mose, the Bowery B'hoy; The Tale of Anthony's Nose; The Phantom Painter in the Steeple; A New Way of Tamin' Wolves; Hi-Ho, the Mosquitoes of New Jersey!; Jonas and the Sturgeon; The Best Devil in the Land; The Fiddler of Fiddler's Bridge; Fiery-Tempered Jake; Fearless John and the Giant Monster; The Hex and the Oxen; A Trickster Tricks the Devil; Chug-Chug Along the O-h-i-o; The Haunted Mine; Cookus, Bopple, and Yeakle; The Spider on the Wall;, etc., etc." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear, light browning to fore-edge of text block, minor browning on inside hinge gutters. Dust jacket is price clipped, has heavy fading to spine (lettering still very legible), light rubbing, very light soiling, light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling with some tiny chips and small tears, a few tiny foxing marks on inside surface, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HOLDING ALOFT THE BANNER OF ETHIOPIA:  CARIBBEAN RADICALISM IN EARLY TWENTIETH-CENTURY AMERICA., James, Winston.
66 James, Winston. HOLDING ALOFT THE BANNER OF ETHIOPIA: CARIBBEAN RADICALISM IN EARLY TWENTIETH-CENTURY AMERICA.
London Verso 1998 1859849997 / 9781859849996 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
406 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, map. "Marcus Garvey, George Padmore, Richard B. Moore, Amy Jacques Garvey, Cyril Briggs, Claude McKay, Claudia Jones, C.L.R. James, Stokely Carmichael - the roster of immigrants from the Carribean who have made a profound impact on the development of radical politics in the United States is extensive. In this magisterial and lavishly illustrated work, Winston James focuses on the twentieth century's first waves of migrants from the Caribbean and their contribution to political dissidence in America. Examining how the characteristics of the societies they left shaped their perceptions of the land to which they traveled, James draws sharp distinctions between Hispanic, Anglophone, and other non-Hispanic arrivals. He explores the interconnections between the Cuban independence struggle, Puerto Rican nationalism, Afro-American feminism, and black communism in the first turbulent decades of the twentieth century. He also provides fascinating insights into the peculiarities of Puerto Rican radicalism's impact in New York City and recounts the remarkable story of Afro-Cuban radicalism in Florida." Light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WARPATHS:  TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA., Keegan, John.
67 Keegan, John. WARPATHS: TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA.
Toronto Key Porter 1995 1550136216 / 9781550136210 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
370 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Begins with the establishment of New France on the St. Lawrence River and the Fench conflicts with the Indians and British of the Atlantic colonies - the latter ending with the English defeat at Yorktown." It then moves on through the Civil War, battles with native Americans and the story of U.S. and Canadian forces in WWII. Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, small dint at bottom edge of rear board, minor edge wear. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light edge wrinkling, very small chip at top of spine, small dint at bottom edge of rear panel, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WARPATHS:  TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA., Keegan, John.
68 Keegan, John. WARPATHS: TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA.
Toronto Key Porter 1995 1550136216 / 9781550136210 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
370 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Begins with the establishment of New France on the St. Lawrence River and the Fench conflicts with the Indians and British of the Atlantic colonies - the latter ending with the English defeat at Yorktown." It then moves on through the Civil War, battles with native Americans and the story of U.S. and Canadian forces in WWII. Minor wrinkle at top of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
COLUMBIA., Keppel, Frederick Paul.
69 Keppel, Frederick Paul. COLUMBIA.
New York Oxford University Press 1914 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Ambrose Fowler, et al, photographs. Inscribed By Author
297 pp, 7 7/8" H. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering/decoration on spine and front board, top edge gilt. Inscribed on front free endpaper: 'F.P. Keppel, with best wishes / from the author to the purchaser." Above which is written, in pencil, "GC Atkins / Columbia 1902". Part of the "American College and University Series". Ten b&w photographs, including the tissue-covered frontispiece (collated) - 4 by Ambrose Fowler, 1 by Karl Struss and 1 by August Patzig. Contents: Introductory; The Background; The University of To-day; Ways and Means; Educational Organization; Teachers and Executives; Students and Student Life; An Academic Year; Conclusion; Appendices: Statistics for 1857, 1890, 1901, 1913; Financial Summary, 1912-13; Student Enrolment; Geographical Distribution of Students, 1896, 1913; Statistics Regarding Buildings; Gifts of $50,000 and above, Class Memorials; Index. A news-paper clipping has been laid in at the front, "Dean Van Amringe on Columbia's Honor and Scholarship System.", with attendant browning to front pastedown and free endpaper. Light browing and scattered foxing on fore-edge and bottom of text block, tiny specks of color loss on boards/edges, one small slight corner bump and also at bottom of rear hinge, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, scattered tiny and small faint foxing marks on endpapers and some preliminaries, page leaves 93 to 108 have light wrinkling at fore-edge - two have a small edge tear archivally taped. 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
THE UNITED STATES CAPITOL:  AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY., Kerwood, John R.  With the assistance of Patricia E. Cline, Mary F. Organ and Eileen M. Bartscher.  Foreword by Henry Steele Commager.
70 Kerwood, John R. With the assistance of Patricia E. Cline, Mary F. Organ and Eileen M. Bartscher. Foreword by Henry Steele Commager. THE UNITED STATES CAPITOL: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY.
Norman University of Oklahoma Press 1973 0806110309 / 9780806110301 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
448 pp, 9 1/2" H. "From the time of its conception in 1790 (the Capitol) has undergone extensive alterations, additions, and refurbishing. When the United States Capitol Historical Society began to explore the possibility of issuing a history of the Capitol, it discovered an overwhelming number of books, periodicals, newspaper articles, and public documents dealing with the Capitol. The society concluded that what was needed was an annotated bibliographical guide to works concerned with the building. This book is the result. The 2,290 entries here arranged alphabetically by author or title, have been annotated with a guide to contents, pertinent pagination, headings, and chapters. A detailed index has been included for the convenience of the user. For the historian, architect, or layman who wants information about the Capitol and its development, this volume will serve as an indispensable reference guide." Two tiny corner bumps, very slight fading to color at top corner of front board. Dust jacket has original price crossed out with a different price, has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one very small tear archivally taped, one very small chip, a few tiny scuffs on spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SKETCH BOOK 76.  THE AMERICAN SOLDIER 1775-1781:  A DETAILED COLLECTION OF SKETCHES, NOTES, AND PATTERNS., Klinger, Robert L. and Wilder, Richard A.
71 Klinger, Robert L. and Wilder, Richard A. SKETCH BOOK 76. THE AMERICAN SOLDIER 1775-1781: A DETAILED COLLECTION OF SKETCHES, NOTES, AND PATTERNS.
Arlington, Va. R.L. Klinger 1970 4th Printing Stapled in Wraps Very Good - Robert Lee Klinger and Richard A. Wilder. 
53 pp, 12" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w drawings, patterns. "This collection of sketches, notes, and patterns was compiled from the study of actual existing specimens of clothing and equipment used by the American foot soldier in the Revolutionary War, and also by the use of many contemporary notes, manuscripts, paintings, and drawings as a basis for its contents. Note On Clothing: All patterns herein, if enlarged to scales shown will make size 37-38 to fit a man 5' 6", 135 to 140 lbs. Other sizes can be made by changing the proportions of the patterns by following usual tailoring methods." Contents; Hats and Caps; Stocks; Shirt; Waistcoat; Breeches, Trousers, Overalls; Coats; Rifle Frock or Shirt; Buttons; Buckles; Shoes, Half Gaiters, and Stockings; Haversacks and Knapsacks; Cartridge Boxes, Belts, Bayonet and Sword Carriages; Cartridges; Knives; Axe and Tomahawk Heads; Fife Case; Canteens and Cup; Powder Horns; Folding Pike; Spectacles; Continental Line; Riflemen; Militia; Typical Arms. Interior - small soft bump to top/bottom corners of most pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, soft bump to top/bottom corners of covers, old price written at top corner of front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
72 Krause, Chester L. WISCONSIN OBSOLETE BANK NOTES AND SCRIP.
Iola, WI Krause 1994 0873413008 / 9780873413008 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
528 pp, 11 1/4" H. "The definitive guide to Wisconsin's historic paper money - including both public and private bank notes as well as scrip. (B)ased on the private collection of Chester L. Krause. When notes were not available for ownership, photographs and pertinent data were obtained to complete the information in this catalog to an even greater extent." Profusely illustrated in b&w. Very slight bump to top corner of front board and top front edge of spine. Dust jacket has very light creasing at corners. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
WISCONSIN OBSOLETE BANK NOTES AND SCRIP., Krause, Chester L.
73 Krause, Chester L. WISCONSIN OBSOLETE BANK NOTES AND SCRIP.
Iola, WI Krause 1994 0873413008 / 9780873413008 Hard Cover Fine Fine 
528 pp, 11 1/4" H. "The definitive guide to Wisconsin's historic paper money - including both public and private bank notes as well as scrip. (B)ased on the private collection of Chester L. Krause. When notes were not available for ownership, photographs and pertinent data were obtained to complete the information in this catalog to an even greater extent." Profusely illustrated in b&w. Still in original publisher's shrinkwrap. Fine book in fine dust jacket. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE DIRECTORY OF AMERICAN BOOK PUBLISHING:  FROM FOUNDING FATHERS TO TODAY'S CONGLOMERATES., Kurian, George Thomas.
74 Kurian, George Thomas. THE DIRECTORY OF AMERICAN BOOK PUBLISHING: FROM FOUNDING FATHERS TO TODAY'S CONGLOMERATES.
New York Simon & Schuster 1975 671187457 Hard Cover Very Good- 
386 pp, 11" H. Dark brown simulated leather boards with gold lettering on spine and front board. B&w illustrations. Contents: Founding Fathers and Their Enterprises; Today's Publishing Houses; Conglomerates; Multiple Publishing Houses; Book Trade Associations; Major Prizes, Awards, Events; Appendices: Commonly Used Publishing Abbreviations; A Glossary of Publishing Terms; Bibliography #1 - General Reference, Biographies & Memoirs; Bibliography #2 - Company Histories; Company Addresses; Index. Small corner bumps, minor edge wear, remainder mark on bottom of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, 5" light scratch at top of rear board, a few small light scuff marks on front board. 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
AMERICAN GUN:  A HISTORY OF THE U.S. IN TEN FIREARMS., Kyle, Chris.  With William Doyle.  Editorial contributions by Jim Defelice.  Foreword and afterword by Taya Kyle.
75 Kyle, Chris. With William Doyle. Editorial contributions by Jim Defelice. Foreword and afterword by Taya Kyle. AMERICAN GUN: A HISTORY OF THE U.S. IN TEN FIREARMS.
New York William Morrow 2013 0062242717 / 9780062242716 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
302 pp, 9 1/4" H. Pictorial endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Drawing on his unmatched firearms knowledge and combat experience, Kyle carefully chose ten guns to help tell (American history): the American long rifle, Spencer repeater, Colt. 45 revolver, Winchester rifle, Springfield 1903 rifle, Thompson submachine gun, 1911 pistol, M1 Garand, .38 Special police revolver, and the M16 rifle platform Kyle himself used as a SEAL. Through them, he revisits thrilling turning points in American history, including the single sniper shot that turned the tide of the Revolutionary War, the firearms designs that proved decisive at Gettsyburg, the 'gun that won the West', and the weapons that gave U.S. soldiers an edge in the world wars and beyond. This is also the story of how firearms innovation, creativity, and industrial genius has constantly pushed American history - and power - forward." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE NEW FORCE:  THE STORY OF ATOMS AND PEOPLE., Lapp, Ralph E.  Foreword by Stewart Alsop.
76 Lapp, Ralph E. Foreword by Stewart Alsop. THE NEW FORCE: THE STORY OF ATOMS AND PEOPLE.
New York Harper & Brothers 1953 Hard Cover Very Good Fair 
238 pp, 8 3/8" H. Contents: Foreword; About People and Atomic Energy; The New Force; From Manhattan to Nagasaki; Postwar Development; Destruction Unlimited; The Atomic Impasse; Battlefield A-Weapons; Peacetime Power; Atomic Engines; The Atom - Man's Servant; Secrecy and the Atom; Power for the Future; Index. "The story beings with early atomic experiments in distant laboratories in Italy and Germany and leads swiftly up to Professor Einstein's fateful letter to President Roosevelt, and the overnight mobilization of American science. We see the mammoth plants at Oak Ridge and Hanford thrown up in haste to solve the riddle of separating the U-235 isotope from the U-238, the first controlled chain reaction in the squash courts of a Middlewest university; the crucial work in the laboratories at Los Alamos. (It) brings the military and diplomatic story up to date, detailing the atomic scientists' 'march on Washington', the establishment of the AEC, the Bikini tests, the multiplying of the A-bomb's destructive power; and, within seven short years, the coming of the H-bomb. And there is the story of atomic energy's present and future potential in peace as well as in war - as an instrument for industrial power as well as military; for science, medicine, agriculture as well as (perhaps instead of) strategic and tactical weapons." Previous owner's name and date on free front endpaper, very light browning to endpapers, very light toning to margins of pages, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear, light browning to fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has heavy wear and small chips/tears at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light to moderate general edge wear, light to moderate rubbing with some small areas of surface paper loss/staining at bottom of front panel, light browning on inside, tiny stain on rear panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HELLS ANGELS:  INTO THE ABYSS.  (HELL'S), Lavigne, Yves.
77 Lavigne, Yves. HELLS ANGELS: INTO THE ABYSS. (HELL'S)
Toronto HarperCollins 1996 0002552868 / 9780002552868 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
305 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). B&w photographs. "(S)trips away the glamorous image of the notorious gang and reveals its 'brothers' for what they are: murderers, drug dealers and big businessmen with an eye to expanding their territory. (This) is the incredible story of one man, FBI informant Anthony Tait, who accomplished what law enforcement officials had believed was impossible - on a bet with two Alaska police officers for a steak dinner and a bottle of bourbon, he became the only person ever to infiltrate the Hells Angels organization. After only six years as a Hells Angel, Tait rose up in the ranks to become the right-hand man of Sonny Barger, the famous leader of the Club. By the time the FBI sting operation had reached its conclusion, 42 Hells Angels - including Sonny Barger himself - were jailed on various drug, weapons and murder charges. With the threat of Hells Angels expansion ever-present, and biker wars erupting in cities where the influence of the Hells Angels was once invisible, 'Into the Abyss' is both a chilling true-crime story and a timely warning about the danger in our own backyard." Minor edge rubbing, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
HELLS ANGELS:  INTO THE ABYSS.  (HELL'S), Lavigne, Yves.
78 Lavigne, Yves. HELLS ANGELS: INTO THE ABYSS. (HELL'S)
Toronto HarperCollins 1996 0002552868 / 9780002552868 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
305 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). B&w photographs. "(S)trips away the glamorous image of the notorious gang and reveals its 'brothers' for what they are: murderers, drug dealers and big businessmen with an eye to expanding their territory. (This) is the incredible story of one man, FBI informant Anthony Tait, who accomplished what law enforcement officials had believed was impossible - on a bet with two Alaska police officers for a steak dinner and a bottle of bourbon, he became the only person ever to infiltrate the Hells Angels organization. After only six years as a Hells Angel, Tait rose up in the ranks to become the right-hand man of Sonny Barger, the famous leader of the Club. By the time the FBI sting operation had reached its conclusion, 42 Hells Angels - including Sonny Barger himself - were jailed on various drug, weapons and murder charges. With the threat of Hells Angels expansion ever-present, and biker wars erupting in cities where the influence of the Hells Angels was once invisible, 'Into the Abyss' is both a chilling true-crime story and a timely warning about the danger in our own backyard." Minor wear on bottom of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, soft creases at top of front flap. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MITCHELL:  PIONEER OF AIR POWER., Levine, Isaac Don.  Foreword by Lt. General D.C. Strother.
79 Levine, Isaac Don. Foreword by Lt. General D.C. Strother. MITCHELL: PIONEER OF AIR POWER.
New York Duell, Sloan and Pearce 1958 Revised Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
420 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "The life of Billy Mitchell epitomizes the story of the development of air power, and the author presents this life against the background of an age that was revolutionized by the rise of the flying machine. Like Teddy Roosevelt, Billy Mitchell was the scion of a dynastic fam-ily, grandson of an empire builder, son of a United States Senator. At eighteen, he enlisted in the Spanish-American War. From that moment on his story belongs to the annals of his age. Mr. Levine has had access to the private files of General Mitchell, to the archives of the Mitchell family, and has also had the co-operation of many of Mitchell's closest friends and associates. The result is a fact-filled chronicle, with astonishing anecdotes, exceptional personal material, unknown pages of aviation lore, a story that brings to light striking facts and dramatic personalities. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Douglas MacArthur, Fiorello LaGuardia, General Arnold, and scores of others appear in new or little-known roles. Mitchell himself cuts a heroic national figure, the indomitable crusader, the pioneer as well as the prophet of air power." Contents: Foreword; Author's Note (New Edition); Father and Son; To the Philippines; From Alaska to Aviation; Musketeer of the Air; Flight to Victory; Blueprint for the Future; Disturber of the Peace; Flying Crusader; "A Bomb was Fired Today"; The Way of an Eagle; Stormy Petrel; What Price Heresy; Judicial Extravaganza; Man Against the Age; Postscript; Mitchell's Own Writings; Index. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling on top/bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light to moderate rubbing, small piece missing at top of spine, light edge wrinkling, light soiling, one small edge tear archivally taped, tiny perforation on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PANAMA AND THE CANAL TO-DAY: AN HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE CANAL PROJECT FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE ENTERPRISES OF THE FRENCH COMPANY AND THE UNITED STATES., Lindsay, Forbes.
80 Lindsay, Forbes. PANAMA AND THE CANAL TO-DAY: AN HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE CANAL PROJECT FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE ENTERPRISES OF THE FRENCH COMPANY AND THE UNITED STATES.
Boston L.C. Page 1912 New Revised Edition. Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
474 pp, 8 1/8" H. Beige cloth with gilt lettering/banding/decoration on spine and front board, top edge gilt. Pictorial endpapers, tissue-covered frontispiece, b&w photographs, drawings, maps (three fold-out, 2 photographic) - collated. Title continued: "With a detailed description of the waterway as it will be ultimately constructed: together with a brief history of the country and the first comprehensive account of its physical features and natural resources." Contents: Part I. The Canal - Preface to Second Edition; Preface; The Dream of the Strait; Practical Projects; The Panama Railroad; The French Enterprise; The Transfer of the Canal; The American Enterprise; The Canal as It will be; The Work under Army Engineers; Along the Line of the Canal. Part II. The Country: Panama Viejo; Morgan Sets out for Panama; The March across the Isthmus; Morgan Sacks Panama; Panama of To-day; The Churches of Panama; The Country and Its Resources; The Ancient Graves of Chiriqui; Up-Country in a Coasting Steamer; David and the Interior; Preparing for Operations; Progress in Panama; Appendices; Index. Some areas of light browning on endpapers, small area of surface paper loss on free front endpaper, some light wrinkling on half-title page, light browning on fore-edge and on bottom of text block, first fold-out map has two edge tears at hinge archivally taped and one small corner crease, very slight fading to spine colour, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny foxing marks at top inside edge of boards, light rubbing and wear on bottom of book, two very tiny light stains on rear board. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
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CLASSIC TRAINS: THE GOLDEN AGE OF RAILROADING.  WORLD WAR II: RAILROADING'S FINEST HOUR.  WINTER 2001.  VOLUME 2, NUMBER 4., McGonigal, Robert S.; Withers, Bob; Zega, Michael; Hansen, Peter A.; Houser, Fred N.; Middleton, William D.; Wider, Patrick C.; King, Ed.
CLASSIC TRAINS: THE GOLDEN AGE OF RAILROADING. WORLD WAR II: RAILROADING'S FINEST HOUR. WINTER 2001. VOLUME 2, NUMBER 4.
McGonigal, Robert S.; Withers, Bob; Zega, Michael; Hansen, Peter A.; Houser, Fred N.; Middleton, William D.; Wider, Patrick C.; King, Ed.
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CONSTITUTION OF THE GRAND LODGE, DISTRICT AND LOCAL LODGES, COUNCILS AND CONFERENCES.  INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MACHINISTS.
CONSTITUTION OF THE GRAND LODGE, DISTRICT AND LOCAL LODGES, COUNCILS AND CONFERENCES. INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MACHINISTS.
20.00 USD
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[TWO MINNESOTA MINING RELATED ITEMS].  1. HIBBING MINNESOTA AND THE IRON ORE MINES.  2. WELCOME - TO THE MINNESOTA IRON ORE COUNTRY., Nickoloff, Mrs. C.A., Elstad, R.T., Et al.
[TWO MINNESOTA MINING RELATED ITEMS]. 1. HIBBING MINNESOTA AND THE IRON ORE MINES. 2. WELCOME - TO THE MINNESOTA IRON ORE COUNTRY.
Nickoloff, Mrs. C.A., Elstad, R.T., Et al.
45.00 USD
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INDIAN FIGHTS AND FIGHTERS., Brady, Cyrus Townsend.
INDIAN FIGHTS AND FIGHTERS.
Brady, Cyrus Townsend.
25.00 USD
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GUNS ACROSS THE RIVER: THE BATTLE OF THE WINDMILL, 1838., Graves, Donald E.  Additional research by Arthur J. Robinson.
GUNS ACROSS THE RIVER: THE BATTLE OF THE WINDMILL, 1838.
Graves, Donald E. Additional research by Arthur J. Robinson.
17.50 USD
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A THEATRICAL TRIP FOR A WAGER! THROUGH CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES.  COMPRISING A NARRATIVE OF THE UNIQUE ADVENTURES OF AN ENGLISH OFFICER AND AMATEUR THESPIAN IN UNCIVILIZED LANDS; INCLUDING HIS TRAVELS, TRIBULATIONS, AND SEVERAL ENCOUNTERS., Rhys, Horton, Captain. (a.k.a "Morton Price".)  Introduced by Robertson Davies.
A THEATRICAL TRIP FOR A WAGER! THROUGH CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES. COMPRISING A NARRATIVE OF THE UNIQUE ADVENTURES OF AN ENGLISH OFFICER AND AMATEUR THESPIAN IN UNCIVILIZED LANDS; INCLUDING HIS TRAVELS, TRIBULATIONS, AND SEVERAL ENCOUNTERS.
Rhys, Horton, Captain. (a.k.a "Morton Price".) Introduced by Robertson Davies.
25.00 USD
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A DICTIONARY OF BOOKS RELATING TO AMERICA FROM ITS DISCOVERY TO THE PRESENT TIME.  2 VOLUME SET CONTAINING THE ORIGINAL 29 VOLUMES., Sabin, Joseph.
A DICTIONARY OF BOOKS RELATING TO AMERICA FROM ITS DISCOVERY TO THE PRESENT TIME. 2 VOLUME SET CONTAINING THE ORIGINAL 29 VOLUMES.
Sabin, Joseph.
75.00 USD
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ADDRESSES AND MESSAGES OF FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT.  COMPILED FROM OFFICIAL SOURCES, INTENDED TO PRESENT THE CHRONOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE FOREIGN POLICY OF THE UNITED STATES FROM THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE GOOD NEIGHBOR POLICY IN 1933, INCLUDING..., Roosevelt, Franklin D.
ADDRESSES AND MESSAGES OF FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT. COMPILED FROM OFFICIAL SOURCES, INTENDED TO PRESENT THE CHRONOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE FOREIGN POLICY OF THE UNITED STATES FROM THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE GOOD NEIGHBOR POLICY IN 1933, INCLUDING...
Roosevelt, Franklin D.
17.50 USD
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