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THE MANUAL OF CRICKET.  ILLUSTRATED.
1 THE MANUAL OF CRICKET. ILLUSTRATED.
London F.H. Ayers Good 
57 pp + advertisements, 16mo (6 1/2" H), orange cloth with reddish brown lettering and decoration on front board, lettering on spine. B&w illustrations. No date, but advertisements reference dates between 1894 and 1896. Contents: Introduction; The Bat; The Stumps; The Ball; The Batting Gloves; The Leg Guard; The Wicket-keeping Gloves; The Dress; Hints on Batting - Playing Forward / Playing Back / The Cut / The Leg-Hit / The Drive; On Bowling; The field arranged for Slow Bowling; The Field arranged for Fast Bowling; On Fielding - The Wicket-keeper / Long-stop / Point / Short Slip / Third Man / Cover Point / Mid-off and Mid-on / Short Leg / Long Leg / Long Field / The Catch; Rules of the Marylebone Club / Rules of Single Wicket / County Qualifications. Postage for this light item will be reduced to most destinations. 1 1/2" x 1/2' piece missing from bottom of first page, a few very light finger marks and soft wrinkles on first few pages, tiny foxing marks on last page, light edge wear to boards, air bubbles under cloth on both boards, some light soiling and light stains on boards, tiny dent on spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
GETTYSBURG.  CONFEDERATE: THE ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA 1 JULY 1863.  OSPREY ORDER OF BATTLE SERIES: 1., Arnold, James and Wiener, Roberta.
2 Arnold, James and Wiener, Roberta. GETTYSBURG. CONFEDERATE: THE ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA 1 JULY 1863. OSPREY ORDER OF BATTLE SERIES: 1.
Osprey, Oxford, 1998, first edition. 
96 pp, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 1855328348 Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. " 'If there is no objection, I will take my Division tomorrow and go to Gettysburg.' With these words Major- General Henry Heth set in train the course of events culminating in the titanic clash around the small Pennsylvania town of Gettysburg. On 1 July two Confederate Corps swept towards this strategic crossroads as Federal troops fought a desper a t e d e l aying action. The men of the Army of Northern Virginia were the best in the Confederacy. Under Robert E. Lee they had whipped every Federal force sent against them, and they were confident this time would be no exception. As the firs t at ta c ks s we pt forward full of confidence they were met by a storm of fire. Judging from the determination of their bluecoated adversaries this was going to be no ordinary fight." "(This series) presents the military enthusiast with a new a ng le on th e m ajo r b attlefields of history. Supported by comprehensive organisation diagrams the forces involved are examined unit-by-unit, including the 'tooth' combat elements and the vital 'tail' support troops. The objectives of the operat ion ar e a nal ysed and thi s 'theory' contrasted with the realities of the battle itself." Interior - two 1 1/2" pencil marks on page 11 partially erased with some light color loss on the page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership mark s. Exte rior - ve ry li ght r ubbing, large corner crease on rear cover. Very Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE EMPIRE IS MARCHING: A STUDY OF THE MILITARY EFFORT OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE 1800-1945., Barclay, Glen St. J.
3 Barclay, Glen St. J. THE EMPIRE IS MARCHING: A STUDY OF THE MILITARY EFFORT OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE 1800-1945.
London Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1976 0297771256 / 9780297771258 First Edition Very Good - Good 
276 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w plates. "(A) study of the military strength of Britain and her Empire during the Boer War, First World War and Second World War. Dr Barclay evaluates the contributions of Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa, and the changing roles played by the colonies during times of crisis. He explains British attitudes to colonial troops - Australian indiscipline and New Zealand thoroughness - and the lack of diplomacy on the part of British military leaders when dealing with their colonial counterparts. After the South Africa War the British government should have seen clearly the advantages of an Empire Military Force, but reports on empire defence from eminent naval officers such as Fanshawe and Jellicoe were repeatedly ignored. The colonies themselves all reacted differently to the threat of war. Australia was often at odds with New Zealand - the former worried about defending her own vulnerable coastline, the latter primarily concerned to maintain friendly relationships with Britain; Canada was slow to become involved - but Canadian troops were a stirring sight, well-disciplined fighting men who obeyed their superiors without question; South Africa made little contribution to the war effort, although her Prime Minister, Jan Smuts, gained great favour with the British Government by always agreeing, in principle, to every new plan put forward by the British. Dr Barclay has written an outstanding account of the achievements of the British Empire during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, using a vast number of published and unpublished sources." Previous owner's place, date and signature in ink on free front endpaper; light edge wear; tiny bump on top edge of front board; light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear with some tiny chips/tears at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, light edge wrinkling at top edge and bottom of spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE DESERT GENERALS., Barnett, Correlli.
4 Barnett, Correlli. THE DESERT GENERALS.
London William Kimber 1960 Second Edition Very Good Very Good- 
320 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "The first portrait is of Sir Richard O'Connor, who won the fantastic victories over Graziani's Italians in 1940. The author shows that the credit for the daring and unorthodox planning is due to O'Connor and not to Wavell; he puts forward a convincing argument to show that Tripoli could have been taken - and the North African campaign ended - in February, 1941, if the Prime Minister had not diverted forces to Greece. Of Sir Alan Cunningham, first commander of 8th Army, there is a picture of imaginative insight. The author shows that the crisis in the 'Crusader' battle of November, 1941, was caused by twenty years of neglect and traditionalism, although the brunt fell on Cunningham, then a sick man. In Sir Neil Ritchie, next 8th Army commander, the author sees personified the characteristics of the Establishment - rigidity, social charm and professional conservatism. He shows how Ritchie was beaten in the summer battles of 1942 by the dynamism of German leadership. With 8th Army in danger of complete collapse, the C.-in-C., Sir Claude Auchinleck, took over direct command in order to try to save the Middle East and its vital oil. In the next few weeks he won a great but never officially acknowledged victory in the First Battle of Alamein. The author believes that this was the true turning point of the war, making possible the 'Torch' landings in French North Africa. Auchinleck's reward was dismissal - as, the author shows, a political scapegoat. Although Field-Marshal Montgomery has recounted his own story, there is another side to it, told here for the first time. The author discusses the plans for Montgomery's first victory of Alam Halfa which had been made by Auchinleck and his officers; he submits that the Battle of Alamein was not impeccably handled, and that Rommel's escape afterwards was not owing to rain, but to the hesitant, 'broad front' pursuit - the very error of which Montgomery was to accuse Eisenhower in 1944." Previous owner's small bookplate and small light stain on front pastedown, light browning to edges of text block, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one page with tiny edge tear and crease. Dust jacket has wear/wrinkles/tiny chips at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, small surface paper loss at top of spine, light browning on spine and flap-folds, two edge tears with creases - old tape repair, one tiny edge tear, light wear on flap-folds. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE SPIRIT OF THE REGIMENT:  AN ACCOUNT OF THE 48TH HIGHLANDERS FROM 1956 TO 1991., Batten, Jack.
5 Batten, Jack. THE SPIRIT OF THE REGIMENT: AN ACCOUNT OF THE 48TH HIGHLANDERS FROM 1956 TO 1991.
Privately Printed 1991 First Edition Near Fine No Jacket - (as issued) 
172 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H). Dark green cloth with silver lettering/insignia on front board. B&w photographs. "Kim Beattie's book 'Dileas' takes the history of the 48th to the year 1956. This present book, a more informal work than Beattie's monumental record, picks up the story in 1956 and carries it forward to 1991. However, for the benefit of readers not familiar with the 48th's founding and its early years, the first two chapters recount the pre-1956 history of the regiment in abbreviated form." Minor wear at bottom of spine. 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
THE SPIRIT OF THE REGIMENT:  AN ACCOUNT OF THE 48TH HIGHLANDERS FROM 1956 TO 1991., Batten, Jack.
6 Batten, Jack. THE SPIRIT OF THE REGIMENT: AN ACCOUNT OF THE 48TH HIGHLANDERS FROM 1956 TO 1991.
Privately Printed 1991 First Edition Near Fine No Jacket - (as issued) 
172 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H). Dark green cloth with silver lettering/insignia on front board. B&w photographs. "Kim Beattie's book 'Dileas' takes the history of the 48th to the year 1956. This present book, a more informal work than Beattie's monumental record, picks up the story in 1956 and carries it forward to 1991. However, for the benefit of readers not familiar with the 48th's founding and its early years, the first two chapters recount the pre-1956 history of the regiment in abbreviated form." Very minor corner wear 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE SHOE:  BEST FOOT FORWARD., Blanchard, Tamsin.
7 Blanchard, Tamsin. THE SHOE: BEST FOOT FORWARD.
Carlton, London, 2000. 
144 pp, square 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1842220667 Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs. "From the erotic pull of the killer high heel to the trendiest cross-trainer (this book) takes you on an extravagant tour through the fashions of footwear. Capturing the latest trends and sensations and celebrating the enduring classics that have helped define the styles of today, (it) is every footwear aficionado's dream. 'No Pain, No Gain' surveys key shoe des igns - from dagger-sharp stilettos and high-rise wedges to barely-there thongs and foot-hugging slippers. It also looks at designs that provoke month-long waiting lists, as well as shoes that shriek money and status, glamourpuss styles enc r u s t e d w i th jewels, kinky boots, hi-tech cross-trainers, and the innovative designs that are paving the way to the future. Find out who wears what in 'The Who's Who of Shoes', and see what this reveals about your own personality - do you sl in k ab ou t in st ra ppy sandals or slouch around in Birkenstock clogs? With an A-Z of over 30 international designers and brands, 'The Shoe' will prove irresistible to all modern Imeldas." Small creases at top corner of page 113/114. Dust jack et ha s l igh t wea r /wr ink ling along top edge, light rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
BELLEVILLE: A POPULAR HISTORY., Boyce, Gerry.
8 Boyce, Gerry. BELLEVILLE: A POPULAR HISTORY.
Toronto Natural Heritage / Dundurn 2008 1550028634 / 9781550028638 First Edition Fine 
310 pp, square large 8vo (9" x 9"). B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "(A) treasure trove of stories - 'glorious and not-so-glorious' - embodying the history of the city of Belleville (Ontario) and its beautiful surroundings. Gerry Boyce, the dean of the area's historians, has done a masterful job of pulling together the best of Belleville's storied past, episode by episode, decade by decade: here one learns about the Native roots of the place, its debatable 'discovery' by Champlain, its hot-headed pre-Confederation politics, its involvement in Spiritualism in the 1850s and the spread of prostitution in the Victorian 1870s. Moving forward from the days of Susanna Moodie and Mackenzie Bowell, it provides an entertaining and probing stroll through the past 110 years, reminding readers of such national events as the sensational 1959 victory by the Belleville MacFarlands over the Russians at the World Amateur Hockey Championship in Prague; and then, less well known, the financially crippling news of secret payments made to the players. Gerry Boyce (reminds) us that our history, be it local or national, is much more lively and intriguing than we often realize." Michael Peterman . Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
9 Coates, Ken and McGuinness, Fred. With Roger Newman. THE KEYSTONE PROVINCE; AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF MANITOBA ENTERPRISE.
Burlington, Ontario Windsor Publications 1988 0897812573 / 9780897812573 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good+ 
184 pp, 11 1/4" H. B&w and colour photographs, reproductions. "(The authors) describe Manitoba's beginnings as a fur trade empire under the Hudson's Bay Company. They depict the development of the province's resources and potential as a national priority when, in 1870, a very small Province of Manitoba was created to spearhead the development of a western agrarian empire. Working within a changing social and economic climate, entrepreneurs struggled to establish Winnipeg as the West's premier city, and situated that city as the hub of a transportation and distribution network that supported the province's heartland. Ranging forward, the authors' accounting of the province's role in agriculture, industry, hydro, mining, and tourism is given within the context of national and international forces. Roger Newman has prepared histories of selected Manitoba businesses and organizations whose contributions to the development of the Keystone Province should not go unrecorded." Minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SILENT MARAUDERS.  BRITISH SUBMARINES IN THE TWO WORLD WARS., Cook, Graeme.
10 Cook, Graeme. SILENT MARAUDERS. BRITISH SUBMARINES IN THE TWO WORLD WARS.
Hart-Davis, MacGibbon, London, (1976), first edition. 
159 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0246107847 "Until the German U-21 sank the British light cruiser 'Pathfinder' in the early days of the First World War, British submarines had been used only as forward scouts on naval missio ns. But from that day 'attack' was the watchword of the submariner - and attack they did throughout the two world wars, with such dazzling success that they became one of Britain's most potent tactical weapons...The deeds of many unsung he r o e s a r e recorded (in this book), but especially those of the colourful and valiant commanders whose names are etched in history: Commander Max Horton, hero of the Baltic campaign, Lieutenant Commander Martin Nasmith, 'The Terror of the Marm ar a' , Li e ut en an t Commander Wanklyn , who scored a record number of hits in World War Two before his 'Upholder' was tragically lost with all hands aboard; Lieutenants Donald Cameron and B.C.G. Place, who with incredible courage led the highly da nge ro us mi dge t s ubm ar ine attack on the famous German battleship 'Tirpitz'. Here is breath-stopping, action-packed true life adventure as only Graeme Cook can tell it." Light cigarette odor, small pencil erasure mark on free front endpap er, mino r b row nin g in mar gins of pages, very light browning to edges of textblock, minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear and very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning at top edge - a f ew fo xing mar ks a t top edge of f laps . Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
11 Cortesi, Lawrence. VALOR IN THE BULGE.
Zebra, (New York, 1986), Ist Zebra printing. 
270 pp, paperback. "For five days Hitler's luck and the weather held as the Germans, catching the Allied High Command by surprise, overran American lines and advanced inexorably forward. But stubborn and courageous resistance by scattered U.S. uni ts and the heroic defense of Bastogne by the 101st Airborne in some of the fiercest fighting of the war would seal the fate of the Nazi juggernaut..." B&w photos and maps. Interior - pages browning lightly, otherwise clean and tight wit h n o p r e v i o us ownership marks. Exterior - light/moderate edgewear, soft crease to top corner of back cover, spine flat and uncreased. VG- 
Price: 8.00 USD
 
 
12 Crandall, Peter. WIN AT BACKGAMMON.
Toronto Coles 1977 Very Good 
104 pp, 7" H. B&w diagrams. Contents: History of Backgammon; Equipment; Description of the Game; Doubles; Chouette; Scoring; Initial Plays; Forward and Backward Games; Rules of the Game; Russian Backgammon; French Backgammon; Acey Deucey. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edgewear, light rubbing, tiny sticker pull at top of front cover, very small corner creases - migrates into pages, spine flat with one faint crease. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
13 Cremony, John C. LIFE AMONG THE APACHES.
New York Indian Head Books 1991 0880296526 / 9780880296526 Facsimile Reprint. Near Fine Very Good+ 
322 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). Facsimile reprint of 1868 edition. From the Introduction: "We have never striven to make ourselves intelligently acquainted with (the various tribes occupying the vast region which extends from the Colorado river on the west, to the settlements of Texas on the east, and from Taos in New Mexico to Durango in the Mexican Republic). Nearly all that relates to them is quite as uncertain and indefinite to our comprehension as that which obtains in the center of Africa. Those who were best informed on the matter, and had given it the closest attention, were, at the time - most unfortunately - the least capable of imparting their information; while those who were ignorant of the subject have been the most forward to give the results of their fragmentary gleanings. If this volume shall have the effect of bettering our present deplorable Indian policy, by letting in some light, it will accomplish the author's object." The author was "Interpreter to the U.S. Boundary Commission, under the Hon. John R. Bartlett, in 1849, '50 and '51, and late Major of California Volunteer Cavalry, operating in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Western Arkansas." Dust jacket has a few areas of very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
14 Ferguson, John. With Stan & Shirley Fischler. THUNDER AND LIGHTNING.
Scarborough, Ontario Prentice-Hall 1989 0139206469 / 9780139206467 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good 
334 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "If the Montreal Canadiens had a weakness in the early 1960s it was size. Too often, small Canadiens were being battered against the boards and checked out of action. In 1963, that problem was solved, and a big part of the solutions was John Ferguson. Chosen out of the American Hockey Leauge by Frank Selke, Ferguson showed up in training camp with a reputation as a good hockey player, and one who hadn't lost a fight in the AHL. He lived up to his reputation during his first game in Boston. At the opening faceoff, he got into a fight with Ted Green, which he won. Not only that, Ferguson proceeded to score twice in that game, which ended in a 4-4 tie. John Ferguson played for the Canadiens for eight years, until he retired in 1971. During those years, he shared in five Stanley Cups, played five hundred games, scored 145 goals and 158 assists, and spent 1214 minutes in the penalty box. An extremely aggressive forward, he acted as the club's policeman and extended his dislike of opposing players off the ice. Ferguson retired from the Canadiens in 1971 to begin a new career as a businessman. He came back to hockey as Coach and General Manager of the New York Rangers in 1976, then as General Manager of the Winnipeg Jets, and finally as General Manager of Team Canada. Having retired once more from hockey, (he) will dedicate himself to his second great sporting love, as President of The Windsor Raceway." Minor wrinkling to top/bottom of text block, tiny dent to top edge of front board. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing, minor edge browning light crease down front flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LONG KNIVES AND SHORT MEMORIES: THE SPANDAU PRISON STORY., Fishman, Jack.
15 Fishman, Jack. LONG KNIVES AND SHORT MEMORIES: THE SPANDAU PRISON STORY.
New York Richardson & Steirman 1987 09319334200 First American Edition Near Fine Very Good 
474 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "In 1945 seven men, once among the most powerful on earth, were locked away in a vast prison built to hold more than 600 inmates, surrounded by every conceivable escape-proof precaution. Tried and convicted for attempting to enslave the world, they were the last of what Winston Churchill had called 'the Hitler gang'. Their sentences, meted out by the court at Nuremberg, represented a gigantic step forward in the recognition of international justice. They stood condemned for their part in a campaign of organized cruelty such as history had never seen before. (This book) is the outcome of years of dedicated research. It examines the seven men themselves - their private lives, their motivation, their machinations inside Spandau, their relationships with each other and their attitudes to their crimes. Built up from conversations with their families, lawyers, friends and enemies, and, in some cases, the men themselves, from visits to Berlin made with their wives, from letters written in prison, both authorized and smuggled, and from authentic conversations between the prisoners, this aspect of the book is in itself a gripping study of human corruption. Equally extraordinary are the book's revelations about the hitherto secret diplomatic and political infighting that went on between the four Powers over the welfare and fate of the seven prisoners. The events and intrigues surrounding the jail are as spellbinding as those that occurred inside." Very minor foxing on top of text block. Dust jacket has light rubbing, tiny foxing marks at top inside edge, light browning at top of flaps, one 1" tear at bottom of rear flap-fold - archivally taped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
16 Forward, Robert L. 1. CAMELOT 30K. 2. TIMEMASTER. 3. SATURN RUKH. 3 VOLUMES.
Tor, New York, (1996, 2nd/1993, Ist/1998, Ist printing). 
308 pp + notes, 304 pp, 323 pp + "Technical Background for Video Game - Climbing Saturn's Rings" by Pete Stewart. Cover art by Shigemi Numaza, Vincent Di Fate and Bob Eggleton. Three books by author/physicist Robert Forward. Interiors - clean an d tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - minor edge wear, spines flat and uncreased. VG+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WYVERN WINTER / WYVERN SPRING / WYVERN FALL.  3 VOLUMES OF 4., Forward, Toby.
17 Forward, Toby. WYVERN WINTER / WYVERN SPRING / WYVERN FALL. 3 VOLUMES OF 4.
London Puffin 1994 First Puffin printings. Near Fine Michael Foreman. 
142 pp, 149 pp, 166 pp, 7" H. Three volumes of the Wyvern quartet (lacking Wyvern Summer). Colour cover art and b&w interior drawings. "No one will say when the wyverns of Wivern Manor last flew over Herpeton. But Thomas Ketch gradually realizes that his family is linked to the mythical beasts, and when Towser mysteriously disappears Thomas knows that danger lies ahead." Interiors - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - very minor edge wear, clean and bright. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
18 Gordon, W.L. TROUBLED CANADA: THE NEED FOR NEW DOMESTIC POLICIES.
McClelland and Stewart, [Toronto], (1961). 
134 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Tables, graphs. "(T)akes a hard look at the events and policies of the past four years, showing how they have failed to fulfil the trends foreseen in (the 1956 Royal Commission Report on Canada's Economic Prospects). (Gordon) discusses the causes of the recent decline in the national economy and the rise in unemployment, giving special scrutiny to the government's financial and monetary policies and to the implications of the increasing foreign control of Canadian industry. He puts forward a positive outline of the social objectives essential for Canada today, with a comprehensive economic program which can achieve them." Very light browning to edges of textblock, tiny bump at top of spine. Dust jacket has tiny chips/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, archival tape on inside top/bottom of spine, moderate rubbing. VG/G 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
MARINE MUSCLE: HORNET AND HARRIER.  WINGS NO.5., Halberstadt, Hans.
19 Halberstadt, Hans. MARINE MUSCLE: HORNET AND HARRIER. WINGS NO.5.
London Windrow & Greene 1993 1872004474 / 9781872004471 First Edition Near Fine 
96 pp, 10 3/16" H. Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. "The McDonnell Douglas/Northrop F/A-18 Hornet and McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II provide the 'muscle' of the US Marine Corps' air element. Dedicated to just one mission - supporting the Marine rifleman down there in the dirt, at whatever cost - they form a versatile, hard-hitting, highly motivated element of the Corps' overall ability to project American power overseas. Neither is particularly fast: but each is perfectly suited to its special roles. The Hornet, famous for its agility and accurate delivery of a wide range of ordnance, is the perfect fighter/bomber combination. The remarkable V/STOL Harrier can get airborne within minutes from just about any hard surface in the newly captured beachhead, to put 'a world of hurt' on the enemy's front line. Between them they can clear the skies over the beachhead of enemy aircraft; respond instantly to the call for close air support at the forward edge of battle; and carry out interdiction bombing along the enemy's rear lines. (This book) presents a fascinating close-up look at both these battle-proven aircraft and their missions." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
20 Harclerode, Peter. Foreword by General Sir John Hackett. ARNHEM: A TRAGEDY OF ERRORS.
London Caxton 2000 1840671467 / 9781840671469 Reprint Very Good+ Very Good- 
192 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). B&w photographs, maps. "Operation 'Market Garden' remains one of the most spectacular and controversial battles of the Second World War. It was a bold plan, aimed at shortening the course of the war dramatically. Key bridges in Holland seized in advance by a daring airborne 'coup de main' would be the means to a surprise thrust into the German industrial heartland. On the fiftieth anniversary of the operation, (the author) has pieced together an important new view of what was a considerable failure. Existing accounts direct most of the blame at XXX Corps, and two divisions in particular, for failing to push the ground advance forward. This new work sets out to provide an objective and realistic appraisal of why things went wrong - and who in truth should have borne the responsibility. Why, for example, were demands for proper signals equipment for the airborne troops ignored, with predictable consequences? Why was intelligence pointing towards the fatal presence of the 9th and 10th SS Panzer Divisions ignored before the operation? And why, with Allied air forces in a position to dominate the skies above the battlefield, was air support so lacking and ineffectual? While some of the questions needed for a definitive judgement can never be answered, this book represents an important step towards redressing the balance of criticism and allowing a new view of the bloody battles for Arnhem and Oosterbeek." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, very small hole in rear flap fold. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
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