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ELUSIVE VICTORY.  THE ARAB-ISRAELI WARS:  1947-1974., Dupuy, Trevor N.
81 Dupuy, Trevor N. ELUSIVE VICTORY. THE ARAB-ISRAELI WARS: 1947-1974.
Military Book Club, Garden City, New York, 2002. 
669 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0965442802 B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "....the author draws on both Israeli and Arab accounts and his own formidable experience as a military historian to produce a richly doc umented, authoritative, and impartial history of the war-torn Middle East. Beginning with the First Arab-Israeli War (1947-1949), Dupuy also covers the Sinai-Suez War in 1956, the Six Day War in 1967, the War of Attrition from 1967 to 1970 , a n d c o n cludes with the Yom Kippur War. Throughout, Dupuy provides information on long-term and immediate causes, information on military strength and sizes, details of strategy and tactics, geographical information, as well as the broader, i n te rn at i on al i nfluences and consequences. Included are many illustrations, tables, maps, a bibliography, and an index." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling. Very good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
82 Dyer, Gwynne. IGNORANT ARMIES: SLIDING INTO WAR IN IRAQ.
McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 2003, 2nd printing. 
189 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. ISBN 0771029772 "Around the world thoughtful people are asking one vital question: How could an unspeakable terrorist act carried out by a small group of Islamist zealots, most of them Saudi Arabian, result in w ar being declared on Iraq, a country with a brutal but firmly secular government that had no known connection with 9/11? Is it a grotesque mistake, a sinister plot, or just the strategic equivalent of a highway pileup? Far too many politician s a n d journalists who should know better have swallowed the story that Saddam Hussein is a threat to the West, that his weapons of mass destruction are about to fall into the hands of suicidal terrorist fanatics, and that we must invade Iraq bef or e t he B east of Baghdad eats us, hair and all. And too few observers have pointed out that the weapons are not very dangerous, that Saddam has been successfully contained for over a decade without a war, and that the emperor has not clothes - --" Int eri or - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing. Near Fine 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
WHEN THE WHALERS WERE UP NORTH:  INUIT MEMORIES FROM THE EASTERN ARCTIC., Eber, Dorothy Harley.
83 Eber, Dorothy Harley. WHEN THE WHALERS WERE UP NORTH: INUIT MEMORIES FROM THE EASTERN ARCTIC.
Kingston McGill-Queen's University Press 1989 0773507027 / 9780773507029 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
187 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. "During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, whaling vessels from Britain and America plied their trade in great numbers in the waters off the Eastern Arctic of North America. The heyday of whaling has, until now, been documented solely from the perspective of the whalers, never from the viewpoint of the Inuit, whose lives were touched - and sometimes destroyed - by their presence. Here, finally, is a rich view from the perspective of the Inuit, who welcomed the whalers and served on their crews. The author tells a story drawn from oral memories, a story which will soon disappear with the last Inuit generation to have seen the whalers. Illuminated by a remarkable collection of drawings, photographs, and illustrations, many in full colour, tales are told of when the whalers first appeared on the north-east coast of Baffin Island, how they set upland stations in the whale-rich waters of Cumberland Sound, and how they eventually pushed on into Hudson Bay. During this time the Inuit not only fed and clothed the whalers, they hunted with them, adding to the whalers' wealth. Our understanding of change in Inuit life is often linked to the fur traders, who arrived in the North fifty years after the arrival of the whalers. In truth it is the Inuit's close contact with the foreign world of the whalers which maked the beginning of a change in previously undisturbed Inuit culture and tradition." Minor edge wear. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
INANNA:  FROM THE MYTHS OF ANCIENT SUMER., Echlin, Kim.
84 Echlin, Kim. INANNA: FROM THE MYTHS OF ANCIENT SUMER.
Toronto Groundwood 2003 0888994966 / 9780888994967 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Linda Wolfsgruber. 
72 pp, 9 3/4" H. Decorated endpapers, colour illustrations. "Long before the Bible and the Koran, before the myths of the Greeks and Romans were set down, the people of Sumer recorded the stories of their gods and kings on cuneiform tablets. The world's oldest epic poem is the 'Epic of Gilgamesh', the tale of a hero who was part god, part man. But just in the past century a thrilling discovery was made - the four-thousand-year-old stories of his powerful sister, the goddess Inanna. Inanna is a goddess who embodies the quest for growth. Her stories tell how she develops from childish inexperiece and youthful exuberance into maturity and gains the powers to create, to destroy and to name. She is a goddess of spunk and wisdom who outwits and defies the powerful, falls in love with the shepherd Dumuzi and, like Gilgamesh, dares to seek immortality. The people of Sumer associated Inanna with the planet Venus - radiant, changeable and mysterious. They worshipped her with awe and adoration. With the guidance of Sumerian scholars, Kim Echlin has produced a moving, sensitive and knowledgeable translation of the Inanna myths. They describe an ancient goddess who was at once a great warrior, lover, nurturer, seeker of knowledge and giver of power - a figure worthy of admiration by people of any age." Very tiny bump on bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
CLIVE, THE HEAVEN BORN GENERAL., Edwardes, Michael.
85 Edwardes, Michael. CLIVE, THE HEAVEN BORN GENERAL.
Hart-Davis, MacGibbon, London, 1977, first edition. 
211 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0246106239 B&w photographs, reproduction, maps. " 'Clive - that man not born for the desk - that heaven-born general': so William Pitt the Elder described the subject of this penetrati ng biography, the most challengingly enigmatic figure in the colourful history of British India. It was Robert Clive who, through a series of astonishing military victories, brought Bengal into the Empire and thus assured the steady exten s i o n o f B r itish rule in India. Yet, as Michael Edwardes shows, he was not so much a military genius as a brilliant opportunist who understood that the game of Indian politics was best played by Indian rules....Here, against the vivid pagean t of e ig h te en t h- ce ntury India, (Edwardes) freshly illuminates the myth, the achievement and the ultimate nemesis of this extraordinary man." Approx. seven leaves with soft crease at fore-edge, minor darkening to top of textblock. Dust jac ke t h as lig ht wr ink li ng at top edge - moderate at top of rear flap, two tiny dints at top of front panel. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE GERMAN ARMY 1933-45:  A COLLECTOR'S GUIDE TO THE HISTORY AND UNIFORMS OF DAS HEER., Ellis, Chris.
86 Ellis, Chris. THE GERMAN ARMY 1933-45: A COLLECTOR'S GUIDE TO THE HISTORY AND UNIFORMS OF DAS HEER.
Ian Allan, (Shepperton, 1993). 
128 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. ISBN 0711021937 Profusely illustrated with b&w photos, drawings, diagrams. "The German Army, which fought in World War 2 from Finland in the north to the Sahara in the south, from France in the West to Russia in the east, was one of the most potent military forces the world has ever seen. During the war many millions of men served with 'Das Heer', men who had to be provided with uniforms and equipment. As a result, there is a great variety of such militaria for the enthusiast to collect - a variety which can often confuse the unwary and the ill-informed. (This book) provides a detailed handbook to the German Army of the period, its history, its organisation, its uniforms and its equipment." Interior - soft bump to top corner of all pages - one page with crease at top corner, slight cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - soft bump to top corner of covers, minor rubbing, one tiny corner crease. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FLYPAST.  NO. 95.  JUNE 1989., Ellis, Ken, ed.  (Ian Gallacher, Bert Horden, Francois Prins, Colin Dodds, Phil Chinnery, Phil Jarrett, Dave Graham, Angela Smith.)
87 Ellis, Ken, ed. (Ian Gallacher, Bert Horden, Francois Prins, Colin Dodds, Phil Chinnery, Phil Jarrett, Dave Graham, Angela Smith.) FLYPAST. NO. 95. JUNE 1989.
Key, Stamford, Lincs., 1989. 
71 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format, stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Poster still attached at center. Contents: The Ultimate Spitfire? (Charles Church - Mk V); Llanbedr Ansons; Winged Periscope (Parnall Peto); Sharks! (P-40); 'Butcher Bird' (Fw 109); Defectors! (Warsaw Pact hardware migrating to USA); Reef Walking (Grumman Mallard); News (Duxford meeting....Messerschmitt Bf 109 plans); Museums of the World (Buenos Aries); Aviati o n A r c h a e o logy ('Skipper and the Kids' is found); Pilot's View (Avenger); Vietnam Veterans (Skyraider); Pioneers (Avro agrument); Preservation News (Duxford's Sea Hurricane 'co-operative', East Kirkby's Hampden); Type Report (Mitchells, Thu nd er b ol ts ), e tc . I nterior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light wear at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing and date stamp on rear cover, minor browning to edges of textblock. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
FLYPAST.  NO. 93.  APRIL 1989.  (FLY PAST.), Ellis, Ken, ed.  (Peter Cooksley, Ray Edwards, Francois Prins, Cliff Hoyle, Ruth Sligh, Chuck Sloat, Ian McLachlan, Dave Allport, Dave Smith, Ross McPherson.)
88 Ellis, Ken, ed. (Peter Cooksley, Ray Edwards, Francois Prins, Cliff Hoyle, Ruth Sligh, Chuck Sloat, Ian McLachlan, Dave Allport, Dave Smith, Ross McPherson.) FLYPAST. NO. 93. APRIL 1989. (FLY PAST.)
Key, Stamford, Lincs., 1989. 
71 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format, stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: Observer's Tale (operational career of 'Peter' Wilson); 'Oboe' Mosquitoes (Pin-point bombing by 'Oboe' equipped Mos quitoes); Sir Philip's Cobra (Sir Philip Sassoon and his fleet); Sir Thomas (Sopwith); A Survivor - Just (One of Boscombe Down's Harvards); Insubstantial Evidence (Whitley sortie); Jet Heritage (Jet Heritage Collection, Bournemouth); Skybo s s ( C o r s a i r); News (death of Roland Fraissinet, demise of a Rapide); Preservation Project (CWH Lancaster); Aviation Archaeology (East Anglia); Airfield (North Coates, Donna Nook); Notebook (New Zealand), Museums of the World (National Air a nd S p ac e Mu se um , Wa shington, D.C.), etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light wear at top/bottom of spine, tiny tear with crease on rear cover, very light rubbing on rear cover , m ino r bro wn ing to ed ge s o f textblock. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
FLYPAST.  NO. 66.  JANUARY 1987.  (FLY PAST.), Ellis, Ken, ed.  (Phil Chinnery, Philip Sherwood, Cyril Poutney, Alan Curry, John Fricker, Mike Minnich.)
89 Ellis, Ken, ed. (Phil Chinnery, Philip Sherwood, Cyril Poutney, Alan Curry, John Fricker, Mike Minnich.) FLYPAST. NO. 66. JANUARY 1987. (FLY PAST.)
Key, Stamford, Lincs., 1987. 
70 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format, stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: Disposal (Davis-Monthan Ghost Force - world's largest aircraft storage facility); Halton Brats; 'Uncle' on the Arc (flying Stringbags from 'Ark Royal' - and the day the mighty carrier went to the bottom); Trans-Atlantic Auctions; Geordie MiGs (Polish emigres in north east of England); Flight of the Owl (G-APWU); Eire at War; Preservation Project (Shoo Shoo Shoo Baby is making progress in Delaware); Gate Guardian Shuffle; Airshow '86 (Confederate Air Force); Between the Wars Bombers (Vildebeest & Vincent); Type Report (Moths and Sea Furies); Register Review (Whitney Straight status); Engines (the Gypsies); Aviation Archaeology (Browning in a back garden), etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light wear at top/bottom of spine, small corner crease on front cover - migrates into first few pa ges, very light rubbing on rear cover, small ghost sticker mark on front cover with loss of some print, minor browning to edges of textblock and at bottom of rear cover. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
90 English, John. THE LIFE OF LESTER PEARSON. VOLUME ONE: SHADOW OF HEAVEN, 1897-1948. VOLUME TWO: THE WORLDLY YEARS, 1949-1972. (VOLUMES I & II).
Toronto Lester & Orpen Dennys 1989 0886191653 / 9780886191658 First Editions Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
414 pp, 473 pp, 9 1/4" H - 2 volume set. B&w photographs. 'Shadow of Heaven' - ISBN 0886191653 - published 1989. 'The Worldly Years' - ISBN 0394227298 - published 1992. "Lester Pearson - Canada's 14th prime minister, and foremost diplomat - was a man of deep and passionate convictions. His vision of Canada as a force for international peace, mediation, and good will helped redefine our view of ourselves. But how did this seemingly mild and easy-going man develop such a powerful and unswerving vision - and how did he win the political clout to put his beliefs into practice?" 'Shadow of Heaven' has minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. 'The Worldly Years' has very light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has light winkling at top of spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH.  WINTER, 1967.  VOL. XLV.  NO. 184., Erskine, David, ed.  (W.Y. Carman, Brigadier T.F.J. Collins, Major A. McK. Annand, Lt-Col. H. Moyse-Bartlett, J.P. Entract, Richard L. Blanco, Major G. Tylden, Major R.M. Collins, Lt-Col. R.J.T. Hills, et al.)
91 Erskine, David, ed. (W.Y. Carman, Brigadier T.F.J. Collins, Major A. McK. Annand, Lt-Col. H. Moyse-Bartlett, J.P. Entract, Richard L. Blanco, Major G. Tylden, Major R.M. Collins, Lt-Col. R.J.T. Hills, et al.) JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH. WINTER, 1967. VOL. XLV. NO. 184.
Society for Army Historical Research, London, 1967. 
Paging runs 191 - 254, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. One colour plate, 4 pages sepiatone illustrations. Contents include: Major Timothy Raper - 19th Regiment, c. 1829; Nicholas Brown - 10th Hussars, c. 1809; "Ronald": The Balaclava Charger of Lord Cardiga n; Military Historiography: 1850-1860; "Cumming of the 9th"; Lieutenant-General Norman MacLeod: 1754-1801; An Officer of the East York Militia: 1850; The Attempted Control of Venereal Disease in the Army of Mid-Victorian England; The Princi p a l S m a l l Arms Carried by British Regular Infantry / Notes: 12th Lancers at Leeds, 1860; etc. Interior - very tiny bump at bottom corner of textblock, minor crease in fore-edge margin of pages, tiny stain in top margin of pages 207/208, oth er wi se cl ea n an d tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light browning, issue number written in ink on spine, minor wrinkling on spine, minor bump to fore-edge of rear cover, light soiling a few very small stain s o n t op o f t ext bl ock - migrate slightly into top margin of pages. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
92 Essex Education Committee. John Sargent, Director of Education. SOUTH-EAST SUSSEX TECHNICAL COLLEGE. PROGRAMME OF FULL AND PART TIME ART, COMMERCIAL, DOMESTIC, TECHNICAL AND SCIENCE EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES FOR SENIOR STUDENTS TOGETHER WITH PARTICULARS OF THE FULL TIME DAY SCHOOL. SESSION 1937-38.
Dagenham Essex Education Committee 1937 Stapled in Wraps Good+ 
68 pp, 8 1/2" H. Beige paper covers with blue lettering/school crest on front cover, blue lettering/map on rear cover. Floor plans, b&w photographs of students, classrooms/labs. Colour dividers between sections. Contents: General Information; Industrial and Fine Arts; Commerce; Domestic Science; Engineering; Science; Social and Recreative Activities; Day School. Interior - small bump to bottom corner of pages - tiny bump at top corner, staples are rusty, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small bump at corners of covers, small tear at bottom of front hinge - repaired, very light edge wear, light soiling, slight discoloration on front cover. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
DISCOVERY: THE QUEST FOR THE GREAT SOUTH LAND., Estensen, Miriam.
93 Estensen, Miriam. DISCOVERY: THE QUEST FOR THE GREAT SOUTH LAND.
Conway Maritime Press, London, 1999, first edition. 
286 pp, small 8vo (7 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0851777694 B&w illustrations, colour plates. "Six centuries before the birth of Christ, people began to imagine an immense land at the bottom of the world, a land of marvels, of enormo us wealth and mystery. 'Discovery' is the story of the quest which compelled men in small ships to traverse unknown seas, to endure extraordinary hardships, to slowly unveil the sixth continent. The story begins among Greek philosophers on the s h o res of the Mediterranean. It ends two millenia later in the vast Southern Ocean. Lucidly and concisely, Miriam Estensen tells an absorbing tale of mapmakers and lonely caravels, Spanish hidalgos and Dutch merchants, remote coasts and castawa ys , bu ccaneers and dreamers. At the heart of 'Discovery' is the power of a myth and the adventures and sacrifices of those who pursued it, for this is the story of how an imagined place was made real, how the speculations of visionaries became Te rra I nco gnita and then Australia." Place, date and signature in ink on verso of free front endpaper; small area of waviness at fore-edge of page leaf 35/36; small area of light soiling on fore-edge of text block, light waviness/soft wrinkling in top ma rgin of pages 5 to 8; very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very small dint on front hinge. Very Good-/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
STIRLING AT WAR., Falconer, Jonathan.  Foreword by Murray Peden.
94 Falconer, Jonathan. Foreword by Murray Peden. STIRLING AT WAR.
Ian Allan, Shepperton, 1991, first edition. 
128 pp, 4to (11 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0711020221 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings. "Weaving his narrative around the detailed eyewitness accounts of aircrews, groundcrews and those who built the Stirling, (t he author) reveals the troubled life story of the Shorts' big bomber. Through the eyes of a factory worker at Queen's Island, Belfast, we witness the birth of one of the RAF's first four-engined 'heavies'. We climb the crew ladder, follow th e s k i p per up the long dark fuselage to the cockpit and fly with him and his crew on one of the first Stirling raids over Germany. Lie on your belly in the bomb aimer's position as the skipper dodges flak and fighters at low level: 'We crossed th e e ne my c oast at Wilhelmshaven and were soon flying at low level between two of the Friesian Islands - the guns on each island appeared to be firing horizontally or down at us.' Sit in on a top secret briefing for an SD Stirling crew at Tem psf or d, and fl y w ith them to a DZ 'somewhere in Occupied Europe' to deliver their 'Joe'. Freeze in the biting East Anglian wind with the groundcrews on dispersals as they try to change an exhaust manifold: 'The Bristol Hercules engines were su perb - the re w as v irtu ally nothing to leak from them. But it was a long way down to the ground if you slipped on the wings.' Fly in the greatest aerial armadas ever seen as you carry crack paratroops to Normandy on the eve of D-Day, or tow a lumbe rin g Ho rsa g lider thro ugh flak-peppered skies to Arnhem." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny dint on bottom edge of rear board. Dust jacket has bee price-clipped, has very light wrinkling and minor wear at top/bottom of s pine a nd f lap-f olds. Very Good/V ery Good 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
BRIDGES OF BATTLE: FAMOUS BATTLEFIELD ACTIONS AT BRIDGES AND RIVER CROSSINGS., Featherstone, Donald.
95 Featherstone, Donald. BRIDGES OF BATTLE: FAMOUS BATTLEFIELD ACTIONS AT BRIDGES AND RIVER CROSSINGS.
London Arms and Armour 1998 1854094491 / 9781854094490 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w plates. "From more than 2,000 years of military history, (the author) has selected some one hundred examples of battles centred on river crossings. They range in size fom small-scale actions such as the battle for Powick Bridge in the early months of the English Civil War to massive, army-scale operations including the final crossing of the Rhine at Remagen during the Second World War. One of the biggest battles during the Napoleonic Wars - indeed, the biggest battle to that date with more than 300,000 men in combat - was fought across the Danube in 1809, culminating in the battle of Wagram. Later, as Napoleon's fortunes began to ebb, there took place the desperate and tragic crossing of the Berezina in 1812 when Napoleon's depleted army, retreating from Moscow, fought to cross the freezing river to escape the pursuing and encirling Russians and the hell of a Russian winter. The American Civil War also provides many examples of battles for river crossings, such as First Bull Run, the opening engagement of the war, the fight for Burnside's Bridge at Antietam and the Battle of the Big Black River during the riverine campaign for Vicksburg. Other, often lesser-known, actions are also to be found in this book, including tales of desperate courage from the Indian Mutiny and other British colonial wars. The range of contributions, including expert analyses and eyewitness accounts often enables the reader to see both sides of the story - those of the defender and the attacker - and to compare battles fought in similar circumstances, but with very different weapons, across the centuries." A few faint scuffs on the front board. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, one small edge tear archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BRIDGES OF BATTLE: FAMOUS BATTLEFIELD ACTIONS AT BRIDGES AND RIVER CROSSINGS., Featherstone, Donald.
96 Featherstone, Donald. BRIDGES OF BATTLE: FAMOUS BATTLEFIELD ACTIONS AT BRIDGES AND RIVER CROSSINGS.
London Arms and Armour 1998 1854094491 / 9781854094490 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w plates. "From more than 2,000 years of military history, (the author) has selected some one hundred examples of battles centred on river crossings. They range in size fom small-scale actions such as the battle for Powick Bridge in the early months of the English Civil War to massive, army-scale operations including the final crossing of the Rhine at Remagen during the Second World War. One of the biggest battles during the Napoleonic Wars - indeed, the biggest battle to that date with more than 300,000 men in combat - was fought across the Danube in 1809, culminating in the battle of Wagram. Later, as Napoleon's fortunes began to ebb, there took place the desperate and tragic crossing of the Berezina in 1812 when Napoleon's depleted army, retreating from Moscow, fought to cross the freezing river to escape the pursuing and encirling Russians and the hell of a Russian winter. The American Civil War also provides many examples of battles for river crossings, such as First Bull Run, the opening engagement of the war, the fight for Burnside's Bridge at Antietam and the Battle of the Big Black River during the riverine campaign for Vicksburg. Other, often lesser-known, actions are also to be found in this book, including tales of desperate courage from the Indian Mutiny and other British colonial wars. The range of contributions, including expert analyses and eyewitness accounts often enables the reader to see both sides of the story - those of the defender and the attacker - and to compare battles fought in similar circumstances, but with very different weapons, across the centuries." 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DISCOVER & EXPLORE TORONTO'S WATERFRONT:  A WALKER'S JOGGER'S CYCLIST'S BOATER'S GUIDE TO TORONTO'S LAKESIDE SITES AND HISTORY., Filey, Mike.
97 Filey, Mike. DISCOVER & EXPLORE TORONTO'S WATERFRONT: A WALKER'S JOGGER'S CYCLIST'S BOATER'S GUIDE TO TORONTO'S LAKESIDE SITES AND HISTORY.
Dundurn Press, Toronto, 1998. 
144 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. ISBN 1550023047 B&w maps, illustrations. "Mike Filey has expanded his original book to include areas that are now the waterfront of the new City of Toronto - stretching from the west end of Etobicoke to the Rou ge River in the east. This valuable guide is an essential tool for anyone with an interest in Toronto: tourists, locals, and even out-of-towners who want to learn more about the lakeside sites of Canada's largest city." Interior - clean a n d t i g h t with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
98 Finnigan, Joan. KINGSTON: CELEBRATE THIS CITY.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1976 0771031602 / 9780771031601 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good Frank C. Johnston. 
128 pp, 11 1/4" H. "Strategically located at the confluence of the St. Lawrence River, the Rideau River system and Lake Ontario, the city of Kingston is cloaked in more than three hundred years of history. This picturesque city has attracted an increasing number of artists in recent years, and two of them - poet Joan Finnigan and painter Frank Johnston - have captured the character and spirit of Kingston in a book filled with photographs old and new, maps and engravings, paintings, drawings, historical vignettes and poetry. With an emphasis on the human aspects of Kingston life, (it) is an expression of affection not just for the city and its environs, but for its populace over the generations. Ten original watercolours by Frank Johnston - all faithfully reproduced in full colour - add to the beauty of the book. Along with the wealth of modern and archival material, they reflect the unique atmosphere of a city that has played a significant role in the history of Canada." Light wrinkle down five pages - mostly at front of book (likely from manufacturing process). Dust jacket has minor edge wear, some light edge wrinkling - mainly at top of front panel and flap. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WAR AT EVERY DOOR:  PARTISAN POLITICS AND GUERILLA VIOLENCE IN EAST TENNESSEE, 1860-1869., Fisher, Noel C.
99 Fisher, Noel C. WAR AT EVERY DOOR: PARTISAN POLITICS AND GUERILLA VIOLENCE IN EAST TENNESSEE, 1860-1869.
University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, (1997), book club edition. 
250 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0807823678 B&w photos, maps. "...examines the military and political struggle for control of East Tennessee from the secession crisis through the early years of Reconstruction, focusing particularly on the military and political significance of the region's irregular activity." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very small tears (archivally taped) and wrinkling at bottom of spine. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 14.90 USD
 
 
MILITARY HISTORY:  LECTURES DELIVERED AT TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE., Fortescue, J.W.
100 Fortescue, J.W. MILITARY HISTORY: LECTURES DELIVERED AT TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1914, first edition. 
207 pp + ads, 6 5/8" H, hard cover (red cloth with black lettering on spine and front board, black decoration on front board) - no dust jacket. Contents: Preface; Military History: Its Scope and Definition; British Military History; British Coloni al Campaigns; British Campaigns in India; Index. Moderate to heavy browning on free endpapers - light on pastedowns, very light browning to pages, edges of textblock browned, light soiling and browning to boards, very light edge wear, lig h t w r i n k l i ng at top of spine, lightfading/browning to spine. Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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