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PRAGUE WINTER:  A PERSONAL STORY OF REMEMBRANCE AND WAR, 1937-1948., Albright, Madeleine.  With Bill Woodward.
1 Albright, Madeleine. With Bill Woodward. PRAGUE WINTER: A PERSONAL STORY OF REMEMBRANCE AND WAR, 1937-1948.
New York Harper 2012 0062030310 / 9780062030313 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
467 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "(T)akes readers from the Bohemian capital's thousand-year-old castle to the bomb shelters of London, from the desolate prison ghetto of Terezin to the highest councils of European and American government. Albright reflects on her discovery of her family's Jewish heritage many decades after the war, on her Czech homeland's tangled history, and on the stark moral choices faced by her parents and their generation. Often relying on eyewitness descrip-tions, she tells the story of how millions of ordinary citizens were ripped from familiar surroundings and forced into new roles as exiled leaders and collaborators, victims and killers. These events of enormous complexity are nevertheless shaped by concepts familair to any growing child: fear, trust, adaptation, the search for identity, the pressure to conform, the quest for independence, and the difference between right and wrong. At once a deeply personal memoir and an incisive work of history, 'Prague Winter' serves as a guide to the future through the lessons of the past - as seen through the eyes of one of the international community's most respected and fascinating figures." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE MAN OF CONFIDENCE: A GREEK POW IN WORLD WAR II., Aslanis, Anastasios.
2 Aslanis, Anastasios. THE MAN OF CONFIDENCE: A GREEK POW IN WORLD WAR II.
Manhattan, Kansas Sunflower University Press 1995 089745183X / 9780897451833 Soft Cover Very Good 
259 pp, 8vo (9" H). B&w photographs, plans, maps. "(The author) enlisted in the Royal Air Force at the air base in Heracleion at the age of 16. During the German invasion of Crete in May 1941, he was evacuated with other soldiers to the HMS Hereward. When the Hereward was sunk by German warplanes, Aslanis was captured by the Italians and was interned in POW camps in Italy and Germany until early 1945, when he was repatriated by Allied forces and returned home." These are his reminiscences of his experiences as a prisoner of war. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing, very small scuffs on front hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
3 Bacque, James. (Raoul Laporterie.) JUST RAOUL: THE PRIVATE WAR AGAINST THE NAZIS OF RAOUL LAPORTERIE, WHO SAVED OVER 1,600 LIVES IN FRANCE.
Prima, Rocklin, CA, 1992, first edition. 
192 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1559581425 Map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "In German-occupied France in 1940, only a few people refused to give up the great ideals of their country - liberty, equality, and fraternity. O ne of these was Raoul Laporterie. Starting right after the fall of France, he supplied false documents, money, transport, and shelter to more than 1,600 people. Those rescued were chiefly Sephardic Jews of Bordeaux, but also included a co v e y o f n uns, some French soldiers evading prison camps, and Allied flyers fleeing captivity. He was assisted by his wife, Laure, and his daughter, Irene, his employees in his clothing stores, and all the residents of the village of Bascons, ne ar t h e bo r de r between Occupied and Vichy France, where he was mayor. Risking death daily, Laporterie managed to outmaneuver and fool the Germans repeatedly. A true Christian, he loved others regardless of the consequences. Today, at ag e 9 4, he ha s rec ei ved m a ny honours from the governments of France and Israel. This is his dramatic story." Minor edge wear, minor browning on bottom front edge. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine, very light wrinkling/tin y te ar at bot to m of re ar f lap -f old, minor rubbing, very minor edge wear/wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
DAYS OF VICTORY:  CANADIANS REMEMBER 1939-1945., Barris, Ted and Barris, Alex
4 Barris, Ted and Barris, Alex DAYS OF VICTORY: CANADIANS REMEMBER 1939-1945.
Toronto Macmillan 1995 0771573014 / 9780771573019 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
304 pp., large 8vo (9 1/4"H). Cartoon endpapers by Fran Dowie. B&w illustrations. "When VE Day finally came, it erupted with glorious celebrations, tears, and cries of victory. It was a sweet day and a bitter one for millions of people whose lives had been forever changed. This day, and long days of war that led to it, are brought to life in (this book). More than 300 Canadians tell their own stories of the Second World War - stories of courage, sacrifice, tragedy, and glory. It was one of the most trying times in Canadian history, and these ordinary men and women rose to the extraordinary challenge laid before them. Their stories are celebrated here, woven into a compelling narrative of the Canadian wartime experience, bringing the past vividly to life. Here are tales from noted war correspondents Scott Young and Matthew Halton; stories of home-front rationing, shortages and endless bureaucracy; horrific memories of Buchenwald - and Canadian internment camps; hair-raising bomber command stories; revelations of the repatriation controversy; and hilarious accounts of wartime entertainers, including Wayne and Shuster and the crew of 'Meet The Navy'." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine; place date, and signature in ink on title page. Dust jacket has some very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BONDS OF WIRE: A MEMOIR., Brown, Kingsley.  Foreword by Dave McIntosh.
5 Brown, Kingsley. Foreword by Dave McIntosh. BONDS OF WIRE: A MEMOIR.
Collins, Toronto, 1989, first edition. 
267 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0002159724 B&w drawings. "On July 3, 1942, RCAF Bomber Pilot Kingsley Brown was shot down over Holland, and shortly afterwards incarcerated in Stalag Luft 3. He spent the next three years t here. When the gates slammed shut behind him, much to his surprise Brown found himself in a fascinating environment where hardship and trial were more than matched by the bizarre, the absurd and the comical. A seasoned raconteur, Brown brin g s t o l ife a whole array of unusual characters: Wally Floody, the indefatigable digger of tunnels and the engineer of the Great Escape; Hermann Glemnitz, the tough, good-humoured chief guard; and Christel Achtelik, the teenaged girl who spirite d th e c am p 's bean soup to beleaguered German troops in the last days of the Battle of Berlin. These remarkable adventures of a Canadian prisoner-of-war portray hope in the midst of dreary winters, wonderful cameraderie, and the imperishable b on ds th at lin ke d f riend and foe alike." Remainder mark on top of text block at spine. Dust jacket has very minor rubbing and edge wear. Very Good+/Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CURSE OF THE DEATH'S HEAD: THE STORY OF THE SS-TOTENKOPF DIVISION., Butler, Rupert.
6 Butler, Rupert. CURSE OF THE DEATH'S HEAD: THE STORY OF THE SS-TOTENKOPF DIVISION.
Arrow, (London, 1989). 
253 pp, mass market paperback. B&w photographs. "They were feared, hated and respected as one of the premier divisions of the Waffen SS, wearing the sinister silver insignia of the Death's Head on the collar of their black uniforms, to signify 'SS Totenkopf Division'. One of the most powerful and destructive military forces in history, many in its ranks began their training not in military academies but as concentration camp guards. Their brutal architect was Alsatian-born former psychiatric-clinic inmate Theodor Eike, who rose to become the ruthless, indomitable commander of the 3rd SS Panzer Division Totenkopf. In the early days of the war in Russia, the Division covered itself with glory for Hitler as a cruel, fearless technician of war. In defeat, however, the men of Totenkopf crashed to shame and ignominy - leaving behind a legacy of loathing unique in the annals of the battlefield." Interior - pages browning lightly, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear - a little more at bottom of spine, small punch hole at bottom corner of front cover, soft crease on front cover and on rear hinge, light creases on spine, book very lightly cocked. VG- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HITLER'S HENCHMEN., Capelle, Henk van, Dr. and Bovenkamp, Peter van de, Dr.
7 Capelle, Henk van, Dr. and Bovenkamp, Peter van de, Dr. HITLER'S HENCHMEN.
London Bison 1990 0861246209 / 9780861246205 Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
192 pp, folio (14 1/2" H). "Created, ordered and led by Hitler, the state apparatus of Nazi Germany rigorously controlled all aspects of life in the Third Reich from cradle to grave. To maintain his iron grip on the German people through the ministries of his dictatorial government, Hitler surrounded himself with a small clique of fanatical, devoted acolytes. Men such as Heinrich Himmler, the much-feared chief of the Waffen-SS and organiser of the Holocaust, and Hermann Goering, the bombastic head of the Luftwaffe, wielded enormous power and held the fate of millions in their corrupt hands. (This book) tells the inside story of the Third Reich, looking at the personalities, roles and rivalries of Hitler's closest associates: Joseph Goebbels, the astute propaganda minister; Joachim von Ribbentrop, the Reich's chief diplomat; Rudolph Hess, Hitler's disgraced deputy; Albert Speer, the manager of the Reich's economy; Baldur von Schirach, the fanatic who moulded the thoughts of the youth of Germany; Alfred Rosenberg, the man who created the philosophical framework for the ideology of Nazisim; Martin Bormann, Hitler's enigmatic advisor; and Eva Braun, Hitler's mistress. Written by ( two) noted Dutch historians, (it) reveals the truth behind the fascade of the Third Reich and is an important contribution to the literature of the Nazi era. Illustrated with 300 photographs, many in colour, this book is a must for any student of the rise and fall of the Third Reich and its leaders." Book is slightly cocked, has light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners. Dust jacket has light rubbing, several small edge tears with old tape repairs, light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny dints on front panel, a few small faint line indentations on rear panel. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
8 Delve, Ken. D-DAY: THE AIR BATTLE.
Ramsbury Crowood Press 2004 1861267045 / 9781861267047 Revised and Enlarged Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
192 pp, 10" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, maps/plans. "6 June 1944 saw the Allied invasion of occupied Europe - one of the riskiest military operations of World War Two. The part played by air power in the success of the operation was crucial. This was the greatest concentration of striking power ever seen: 12,000 combat aircraft. Fighter-bombers such as the P-47 Thunderbolt and Hawker Typhoon bombed, strafed and rocketed tactical targets with great accuracy, while strategic bombers, escorted by hundreds of fighters, targeted bridges, marshalling yards, coastal guns and military stores. Other aircraft flew sophisticated decoy operations and hundreds of transports dropped paratroops or released gliders. In this, the only full-length book on the subject, Ken Delve examines the air campaign from the pre-invasion bombing strategy that prepared the battlefield to the massive air effort that accompanied the actual assault and the air umbrella during the vital weeks following the landings. Originally published in 1994, (it) has been substantially enlarged, re-illustrated and completely reset (providing) comprehensive coverage of this vital air campaign." Small bump at top of front hinge. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of front hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
9 Gutierrez Baldoquin, Hilda, editor. (Alice Walker, Rosa Zubizarreta, Kenneth Kenshin Tanaka, Bonnie Duran, Larry Yang, Charles Johnson, Viveka Chen, Maxine Hong Kingston, Thich Nhat Hanh, Sala Steinbach, Gaylon Ferguson, Merle Kodo Boyd, et al.) DHARMA, COLOR, AND CULTURE: NEW VOICES IN WESTERN BUDDHISM.
Parallax, Berkeley, 2004. 
239 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 1888375426 "Thought-provoking and passionate, (this book) provides a unique perspective on Buddhism in the West. In this groundbreaking anthology, practitioners of color across the entire spectrum of Bud dhist traditions share their perspectives on suffering and the path to the cessation of suffering. In personal and original essays, Jan Willis, Alice Walker, Maxine Hong Kingston, Charles Johnson, Thich Nhat Hanh, and others reveal the conne c t i o n s between spiritual practice and the liberation of all human beings. These essays by twenty-six Latino, Asian, Asian American, African American, and Native American Buddhist practitioners highlight how Buddhism can be an effective antido te t o su ff er i ng and a vehicle for liberation. (It) forges a new path in our understanding of the simple truths of Buddhism and their relevance for all of us." Minor edge wear - light wear at top of rear hinge. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE DEVIL'S GRIN:  WHY AND HOW THE JAPANESE MILITARY IMPRISONED DUTCH CIVILIANS LIVING IN THE DUTCH EAST INDIES DURING THE 1941-1945 PACIFIC WAR., Harting, Toni.
10 Harting, Toni. THE DEVIL'S GRIN: WHY AND HOW THE JAPANESE MILITARY IMPRISONED DUTCH CIVILIANS LIVING IN THE DUTCH EAST INDIES DURING THE 1941-1945 PACIFIC WAR.
Toronto Self-published 2013 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good Signed by Author
186 pp, 9" H. Signed on title page: "Toni Harting / 31 May (?) 13". B&w photographs, map. "(A)ims to provide insight into, and information about, the mentality, philosophy, and motivation of the Japanese people, especially the Japanese military, before and during the 1941-1945 war in the Pacific, as well as their system of civilian concentration camps in the Dutch East Indies colony in Southeast Asia. The book also portrays the story of a young Dutch teenage boy developing into an eighteen-year-old man under brutal circumstances as a civilian prisoner of war in Japanese concentration camps in the Dutch East Indies. The story is formatted not as a conventional detailed memoir but as an information-presenting, journalistic report inspired by, and to a large extent based on, my own experiences, observations, and thoughts as a civilian prisoner of war." Interior - light soft crease to fore-edge of first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - two very small faint soiling marks on top of text block, one small light stain on fore-edge of text block, very minor edge wear. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
PEREGRINE FALCON POPULATIONS: THEIR BIOLOGY AND DECLINE., Hickey, Joseph J., ed.  (Daniel Anderson, Clayton White, Frank Beebe, Morlan Nelson, James Enderson, Richard Banks, Richard Fyfe, Joseph Hagar, James Rice, Horst Schroder, Jean-Francois Terrasse, Hans Herren, Ian Prestt, Tom Cade, Walter Spofford, e
11 Hickey, Joseph J., ed. (Daniel Anderson, Clayton White, Frank Beebe, Morlan Nelson, James Enderson, Richard Banks, Richard Fyfe, Joseph Hagar, James Rice, Horst Schroder, Jean-Francois Terrasse, Hans Herren, Ian Prestt, Tom Cade, Walter Spofford, e PEREGRINE FALCON POPULATIONS: THEIR BIOLOGY AND DECLINE.
Madison University of Wisconsin Press 1969 Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
596 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). B&w tables, graphs, maps, photographs. "(D)escribes a contemporary ecological disaster and the search to explain it. Its extensive analysis offers, on the one hand, an unusual landmark in population biology and, on the other, perhaps the requiem of a species. Once the prized favorite of medieval falconers, the cosmopolitan peregrine falcon was, until quite recently, a remarkably successful example of avian evolution. By the early 1960's, however, peregrine populations were catastrophically declining on two continents. Other raptors were mysteriously and rapidly decreasing too. In an effort to establish the cause or causes of these unprecedented events, an international conference of scientists, naturalists, and conservationists was convened at the University of Wisconsin in 1965. (This book) summarizes the proceedings of this conference and the enormous pool of unpublished population data that these investigators brought together. (It) examines a wide variety of adverse factors - diseases, parasites, and human harassment - and reaches the conclusion that the concentration of chlorinated hydrocarbons by bird- and fish-eating raptors is the only hypothesis that can adequately explain the simultaneous populations failures of so many species on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. A concluding chapter in the book briefly describes the research gaps that ecologists promptly closed after the conclusion of the conference: insecticides were found in high levels in surviving peregrines in Alaska and the Canadian Arctic. A dramatic change in eggshell thickness was found to have overtaken various species of raptors in Britain, California, and Massachusetts in 1947. And chlorinated hydrocarbon residue levels in eggs were shown to be inversely correlated with eggshell thickness. The increasing production of persisting insecticides now appers to be a threat to the world's biota on a much wider scale than the one described in this book. The arguments and the data here presented will be of great interest to scientists, conservationists, naturalists, and laymen concerned with the pollution of our environment and with the subtle delayed effects that modern chemicals have on our wildlife resources." Previous owner's name stamp on free front endpaper, bottom edge and fore-edge of text block, slight shelf soiling on bottom of text block, two small areas of light soiling on top of text block, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling/wear, several small closed tears - some with creases, a few tiny chips, light soiling and rubbing, small closed puncture on rear hinge - archivally taped. 
Price: 70.00 USD
 
 
BEYOND WORDS:  MYSTICAL FANCY IN CHILDREN'S LITERATURE., Higgins, James E.
12 Higgins, James E. BEYOND WORDS: MYSTICAL FANCY IN CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.
Teachers College Press, New York, 1971, second printing. 
112 pp, 7 3/16" H, soft cover. "The art of creativity in children's literature is evaluated according to a different set of criteria and standards from that applied to adult literature - namely, the writer's ability to show respect for the 'innate rights' of the child and to write with a sensitive feeling for the integrity of childhood. Like Coleridge, James E. Higgins defines art, in concepts 'beyond words', as the fusion of new identities through the extraordinary functions of the imaginat ion. Classically known fairy tales and books of mystical fancy appeal directly to the 'inner child', an aspect of childhood that grownups, teachers, and writers for children can get to know it they look through the child's looking glass wi t h o u t t h e adult's perception. In this discussion of children's literature, ranging from the works of W.H. Hudson and George MacDonald through 'The Hobbit' of J.R.R. Tolkien and 'The Little Prince' of Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Professor Higg in s co nt in u al ly e mphasizes the importance of things that are not seen as essential to the development of the child's spirit of security in today's educational society, which often tends to relinquish the concentration on things of wonder and fa it h f or mor e rel eva nt everyday identities." Interior - one page with two upper corner creases, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, a few very small scuffs, fading to spine color - lett erin g v ery leg ible , mino r so ili ng. Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE WISDOM OF BUDDHISM., Humphreys, Christmas, editor.
13 Humphreys, Christmas, editor. THE WISDOM OF BUDDHISM.
London Michael Joseph 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good - 
280 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). "The wisdom of Buddhism is to be found in its Scriptures and here is an attempt to compile a balanced selection from Buddhist writings. To reflect the growing Western interest in the subject, the Scriptures used by the Zen School of China and Japan are generously represented, there are chapters on the Buddha, Tibetan Buddhism, Concentration and Meditation, the Buddhist Order, and Nirvana. In this anthology (the author) has given the source of each item and added a glossary and an index." Previous owner's chop mark (stamp) on free front end paper, minor soiling on end papers, light edge wear, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has gerneral very light edge wear, light wear/tiny chips/tiny tears at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor soiling/rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE END OF THE WORLD., Lapham, Lewis H., ed. w/Peter T. Struck.  Intro. by Simon Schama. (Polybius, Suetonius, Josephus, Nostrdamus, Voltaire, Robespierre, Edmund Burke, Charled Darwin, Karl Marx, Jack London, Siegfried Sassoon, H.L. Mencken, Primo Levi, Rachel Carson, et al.
14 Lapham, Lewis H., ed. w/Peter T. Struck. Intro. by Simon Schama. (Polybius, Suetonius, Josephus, Nostrdamus, Voltaire, Robespierre, Edmund Burke, Charled Darwin, Karl Marx, Jack London, Siegfried Sassoon, H.L. Mencken, Primo Levi, Rachel Carson, et al. THE END OF THE WORLD.
New York St. Martin's 1998 0312192649 / 9780312192648 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
297 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w illustrations. "The Romans at Pompeii, the Confederates at Richmond, and the German Jews in 1938 all had reason to believe that the world was ending. But when the storm had passed and the dust had cleared, no matter what the destruction, the world still turned. This fascinating collection contains works by diverse historians including Plato, Thucydides, Pliny, Leonardo da Vinci, John Donne, Freud, Mencken, and Picasso. Mary Chestnut writes in her diary as the Confederacy crumbles around her; Jack London describes the great earthquake that struck San Francisco in 1906; a Bolshevik watches the Winter Palace fall in 1917; a Polish poet fights for food in Auschwitz. Soldiers from every major war from ancient Rome through Vietnam march toward death; a writer toils while the Black Plague topples those around him; a monk watches the Aztec empire fall to the Spaniards; the Middle Passage defies humanity and life. The most famous episodes of human tragedy are described by the men and women who lived. them. With an introduction by Simon Schama, this fully illustrated anthology of first-person accounts of diaster from Thucydides to CNN, from Pompeii to the Holocaust, is as heartbreaking as it is inspiring, as terrifying as it is fascinating." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny dint on bottom edge of rear board. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing, 2" wrinkle on front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE UNKNOWN WARRIOR., Leasor, James.
15 Leasor, James. THE UNKNOWN WARRIOR.
Heinemann, London, 1980, first edition. 
264 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Before the D-Day landings in 1944, British and American deception planners sought to convince the German High Command that the Allied invasion would be in the Pas de Calais, north-east of the Se ine, and not in Normandy....But shortly before the D-Day landings some doubts still remained as to whether the German commanders genuinely believed that Calais was the main Allied target. Hitler controlled the panzer divisions, and while h i s c o m m a n ders reached decisions on a basis of fact, the Fuhrer was often ruled by his intuition. In a desperate last-minute attempt to convince Hitler, possibly against his commanders' views, a volunteer was sought to fly to France, carry in g wh a t wo ul d se em unarguable evidence that the main landings were to take place around Calais. This volunteer - The Unknown Warrior - came from X-Troop - or No.3 Troop - No.10 (Inter-Allied) Commando, formed by Lord Louis Mountbatten, from an ti -Na zi G erm ans , Hun gar ians and Austrians. Many were Jews whose families had died in concentration camps. All had volunteered for hazardous tasks where their particular backgrounds or qualifications were of great value. How many who s erve d i n un ifo rm in N orma nd y an d Eu rope after June 6, 1944 and survived - British, American, Canadian, German alike - owe their lives to the courage and resolution of The Unknown Warrior?" Very small red ink mark at bottom of front board, a few ver y tin y fa int foxi ng ma rks on t op of textblock. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light edge wrinkling, light rubbing. VG/VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HARMFUL AND UNDESIRABLE:  BOOK CENSORSHIP IN NAZI GERMANY., Lewy, Guenter.
16 Lewy, Guenter. HARMFUL AND UNDESIRABLE: BOOK CENSORSHIP IN NAZI GERMANY.
New York Oxford University Press 2016 0190275286 / 9780190275280 Second Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
268 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. "Like every totalitarian regime, Nazi Germany tried to control intellectual freedom by censoring books. Between 1933 and 1945, the Hitler regime orchestrated a massive campaign to take control of all forms of communication. In 1933, there were 90 book burnings in 70 German cities. Indeed, Werner Schlegel, an official in the Ministry of Propaganda, called the book burnings 'a symbol of the revolution'. In later years, the regime used less violent means of domination. It pillaged bookstores and libraries and prosecuted uncooperative publishers and dissident authors. (The author) analyzes the various strategies that the Nazis employed to enact censorship and the government officials who led the attack on a free intellectual life, including Martin Bormann, Philipp Bouhler, Joseph Goebbels, and Alfred Rosenberg. The Propaganda Ministry played a leading role in the censorship campaign, supported by an array of organizations at both the state and local levels. Because of the many overlapping jurisdictions and organizations, censorship was disorderly and erratic. Beyond the implementation of censorship, Lewy describes the plight of authors, publishers, and bookstores who clashed with the Nazi regime. Some authors were imprisoned. Others, such as Gottfried Benn, Werner Bergengruen, Gerhart Hauptmann, Ernst Junger, Jochen Klepper, and Ernst Wiechert, became controversial 'inner emigrants' who chose to remain in Germany. Some of them criticized the Nazi regime through allegories and parables. Ultimately, Lewy paints a fascinating portrait of intellectual life under the Nazi dictatorship, detailing the dismal fate of those who were caught in the wheels of censorship." Book is Near Fine. Dust jacket has minor handling soiling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
COUNTRYMEN.  THE UNTOLD STORY OF HOW DENMARK'S JEWS ESCAPED THE NAZIS, OF THE COURAGE OF THEIR FELLOW DANES - AND OF THE EXTRAORDINARY ROLE OF THE SS., Lidegaard, Bo.  translated from the Danish by Robert Maass.
17 Lidegaard, Bo. translated from the Danish by Robert Maass. COUNTRYMEN. THE UNTOLD STORY OF HOW DENMARK'S JEWS ESCAPED THE NAZIS, OF THE COURAGE OF THEIR FELLOW DANES - AND OF THE EXTRAORDINARY ROLE OF THE SS.
Toronto Signal / McClelland & Stewart 2013 0771047126 / 9780771047121 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
396 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. "(In 1943, anticipating) that the German occupying powers would soon issue the long-feared order to round up the entire population of Jews for deportation to concentration camps, the Danish people stood up in defiance and resisted. The king, politicians, and ordinary civilians were united in their response - these treatened people were not simply Jews but fellow Danes who happened to be Jewish, and no one would help in rounding them up for confinement and deporation. Over fourteen harrowing days, as they were helped, hidden, and protected by ordinary people who spontaneously rushed to save their fellow citizens, an incredible 7,742 out of 8,200 Jewish refugees were smuggled out all along the coast - on ships, schooners, fishing boats, anything that floated - to Sweden. Unfolding on a day-to-day basis, 'Countrymen' brings together accounts written by individuals and officials as events happened, offering a comprehensive overview that underlines occupied Denmark's historical importance to Hitler as a prop for a model Nazi state and revealing the savage conflict among top Nazi brass for control of the country." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
TICKET TO HELL VIA DIEPPE: FROM A PRISONER'S WARTIME LOG 1942-1945., Prouse, A. Robert.
18 Prouse, A. Robert. TICKET TO HELL VIA DIEPPE: FROM A PRISONER'S WARTIME LOG 1942-1945.
Toronto Van Nostrand Reinhold 1982 0770600093 / 9780770600099 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
192 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Pictorial endpapers, b&w and colour illustrations. "This fascinating memoir of three years spent in Stalag IXC deep within the Third Reich recreates in rich detail what life was like behind barbed wire. Prouse has drawn on the rich resources of his wartime log, secreted all those years beneath the barracks floor, to portray those struggles as well as the thrill of short-lived freedom, the humour of plays and dances, the terror of air raids, and the hope for liberation. The stories are told with warmth and humour and are illustrated with photographs rifled from camp files, mementoes looted after liberation, camp posters, cartoons, maps, newspapers and poetic doggerel that captures the spirit of the time." Previous owner's bookplate with name on the verso of the front free endpaper. Dust jacket has very light browning to some parts of the top/bottom edges, minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PUBLIC SERVANT, SECRET AGENT:  THE ELUSIVE LIFE AND VIOLENT DEATH OF AIREY NEAVE., Routledge, Paul.
19 Routledge, Paul. PUBLIC SERVANT, SECRET AGENT: THE ELUSIVE LIFE AND VIOLENT DEATH OF AIREY NEAVE.
London Fourth Estate 2002 1841552447 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ 
392 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "On 30 March 1979 for the first time in more than 100 years an MP was killed in the precincts of the House of Commons. And his was a very violent death: a bomb, triggered by the ascent of his car up the ramp from the underground car park, detonated enough explosives to sever his legs from his body and render him unrecognisable. Airey Neave was a loyal Tory backbencher who had last held ministerial office in 1959. What, then, had he done to deserve such a vicious and bloody attack? Neave was an extraordinary man. Eton and Oxford educated, he served in the Royal Artillery and was captured and ultimately imprisoned in Colditz. He became the first Briton to escape. On the strength of his experience he was recruited by the security services to a divison of MI6 and was an advisor on escape and insurrection in occupied Europe until the end of the second world war. (After his work at the Nuremberg trials he) moved into open politics, as MP for Abingdon from 1953, without ever losing his taste for the covert. A shadowy figure on the right of the Conservative party, he ploted the overthrow of Ted Heath and the installation of Margaret Thatcher. (When Neave asked Thatcher for Northern Ireland, the) intelligence services found they had one of their men in a pivotal role at a crucial moment. To Irish Nationalists, Neave was a threat that could not be allowed to thrive. His life and death were enacted in the deep shadows just behind the glare of public life." Slight lean to spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny edge tear on page leaf 259/260, slight toning to edged of text block, tiny white stains on fore-edge of rear board. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, minor rubbing, moderate wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds - light wrinkling elsewhere. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE BOER WAR.  THE WAR CORRESPONDENTS., Sibbald, Raymond.
20 Sibbald, Raymond. THE BOER WAR. THE WAR CORRESPONDENTS.
Bramley 1997 185833733X / 9781858337333 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
243 pp, large 8vo (9 13/16" H). B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "This collection of reports sent back to Britain by newspaper correspondents in the field reflects the tensions felt during the progress of the war, including the uneasy match between patriotism and a critical appreciation of events on the battlefield. The individualism of the Victorian reporters shines through, despite the haphazard attempts of the State to manage the news, presenting, along with over fifty contemporary photographs, a fresh, first-hand perspective on a campaign which heralded the advent of twentieth-century warfare." Light wrinkling at top of spine, minor rubbing on rear board. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top of rear panel, very light rubbing. 
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