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THE EFFECTS OF FLIGHT:  PHYSICAL AND MENTAL ASPECTS.  FLIGHT PREPARATION TRAINING SERIES.
1 THE EFFECTS OF FLIGHT: PHYSICAL AND MENTAL ASPECTS. FLIGHT PREPARATION TRAINING SERIES.
New York McGraw-Hill / Under supervision of Training Division, Bureau of Aeronautics, U.S. Navy 1943 First Edition Very Good Good- 
126 pp, 7 5/8" H. Dark blue cloth with pale yellow/green lettering on spine and front board. B&w illustrations. Contents: Preface; Fitness for Flying; First Aid; Effects of Altitude; Effects of Accelerations; Sensations While Flying; Difficulties in Flight Training; Difficulties in Flight Training (Continued). Very light edge wear, small label from bookstore on front pastedown, a few tiny foxing marks on top of text block. Dust jacket is price clipped, is lightly browned - mainly on spine and front panel, tiny tears and wear - mainly at top of spine and front panel, light rubbing/soiling, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
2 WHO'S WHO IN TORONTO: A CELEBRATION OF THIS CITY.
Toronto CHMH Association 1984 0969169701 / 9780969169703 First Edition Very Good+ 
598 pp + index and abbreviations, fold-out family tree (not filled in) at rear, 11 1/4" H. Blue imitation leather boards with gold lettering/border on spine, gold lettering/border/illustration on front board - no dust jacket (as issued). B&w photographs. Contents: Introduction; Media; Business; Government; Professionals (Architects / Engineers / Legal Profession / Medical); Sports; Academia; Community; Artists; Name Index (Alphabetical); Abbreviations; Family Tree Chart; Community Homes for the Mentally Handicapped. Minor edge wear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
3 Alex Taylor Co. TAYLOR SPORTS GIFTS.
New York Alex Taylor Co. Very Good 
64 pp, 9" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings. Gift suggestions from Alex Taylor & Co. - The House That Sport Built - Taylor Building, 22 E. 42nd St., N.Y.C. Covers everything from bridge, golf, basketball, tennis, poker, health exercising, roller skating and shooting to pens, novelty lamps, smoking accessories, desk sets, home movie equipment, book ends, beverage sets and more. No date, but a set of Walter Hagen "De Luxe" Irons (9 club, steel shafted, matched and registered set) is priced at $84.50 and the Taylor "Babe Ruth" Junior Louisville Slugger is listed at $1.00. Interior - one or two small areas of ink smudging on first page, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear - mainly on spine, one very small scuff on front cover, one tiny corner crease. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
4 Angus, Margaret. KINGSTON GENERAL HOSPITAL: A SOCIAL & INSTITUTIONAL HISTORY.
McGill-Queens University Press, Montreal, 1973, Ist ed. 
205 pp text, 16 pp illus, small 4to, HC. A fascinating story of the history of Kingston Hospital, covering a wide social perspective and the medical and nursing progress over the years. Dust jacket has minor wear at corners and minor soiling to edges. VG+ /VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
VEILED THREAT: THE HIDDEN POWER OF THE WOMEN OF AFGHANISTAN., Armstrong, Sally.  Inscribed.
5 Armstrong, Sally. Inscribed. VEILED THREAT: THE HIDDEN POWER OF THE WOMEN OF AFGHANISTAN.
Penguin, Toronto, 2002, first edition. 
221 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0670043176 B&w map, photographs. INSCRIBED ON TITLE PAGE: "FOR ____ BEST WISHES SALLY ARMSTRONG MAY 11, 2004". "September 27, 1996, marked the day the Taliban seized power in Afghanis tan, and the beginning of a five-year nightmare for the women of that country. 'Veiled Treat' introduces us to several women - among them a radio announcer, a psychiatrist, a pharmacist, a civil engineer and the new deputy prime minister of A f g h a n i stan, Dr. Sima Samar - who describe their waking hell under the Taliban's repressive measures. Denied schooling, employment and adequate health care and confined to their homes unless accompanied by a male relative, women struggled to s ur vi ve . B ut as (this book) vividly illustrates, women and girls also rebelled; many carried out cloak-and-dagger tactics to subvert the hateful edicts of the Taliban..." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CATCH ME A NIGHTINGALE., Ash, Joan.
6 Ash, Joan. CATCH ME A NIGHTINGALE.
Robert Hale, London, 1991, first edition. 
202 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0709046049 "The ward settles down for a quiet night. A serene, starched nurse soothes the brow of a grateful patient as the lamplight flickers. Bleep! Cardiac arrest! The crash team lea ps into action, skidding along the corridors, etiquette abandoned in the vital race against time. It is in these frantic seconds that a sister, weighing her responsibilities and priorities, must make efficient, professional decisions - deci s i o n s w h ich could mean the difference between life and death. In her autobiography, Joan Ash contrasts her wartime nursing experiences in India with the National Health Service as she found it on her return in 1973. She shows us the day-to- da y fr us tr a ti on s and joys of nursing, the individuals that people the wards, and the resilient dedication of these latter-day Florence Nightingales." book slightly cocked. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds. Nea r F in e/N ear Fi ne 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HAILEYBURY1908-1961: THE STORY OF HAILEYBURY COLLEGE FROM 1908 TO 1942, AND OF HAILEYBURY AND IMPERIAL COLLEGE FROM 1942 TO 1961.  Together with:  HAILEYBURY SINCE ROMAN TIMES: A STUDY OF A SQUARE MILE OF ENGLAND., Ashcroft, R.L.  Additional book By C.M. Matthews.
7 Ashcroft, R.L. Additional book By C.M. Matthews. HAILEYBURY1908-1961: THE STORY OF HAILEYBURY COLLEGE FROM 1908 TO 1942, AND OF HAILEYBURY AND IMPERIAL COLLEGE FROM 1942 TO 1961. Together with: HAILEYBURY SINCE ROMAN TIMES: A STUDY OF A SQUARE MILE OF ENGLAND.
Haileybury Society 1961 Very Good Very Good 
1. Haileybury 1908-1961, 219 pp, hard cover in dust jacket, 8 3/4" H, published 1961 - b&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: The Council; The Masters; The Boys (An era of change / Scholarship / Heads of the School / The School Societies / Music / Art / The Combined Cadet Force / Football / Cricket / Minor Games); The Administrative Staff; New Buildings; The Houses; Chapel; Health and Hygiene; At War; The Amalgamation; Old Haileyburians (A General Survey / The Haileybury Society / The Cricket Week / The Football Club / The Guild / The Agra Mission); Miscellanea; Index. 2. Haileybury since Roman Times - 204 pp, soft cover, 8 1/2" H, self-published 1959 - b&w maps, drawings, genealogical tables - fold-out map at rear. Contents: The Place called Haileybury; Before the Norman Conquest; The Hailey of Domesday Book; The Manor in the Middle Ages; Later Goldingtons and its Records; The Manor of Great Amwell; The Manor of Geddings; The Roads round Haileybury; Tudor Farmers at Hailey Bushes; A Century of Owners; Troubled Times; William Cager and Henry Stout; Dimsdales, Stouts and Cowpers; Clarkes and Turtons; Hailey Bury; Transition; The East India College; Conclusion; Appendices (Lords of the Manors / Owners of the Estate / Notes / Sources / Notes on the Illustrations / Maps / Index). 1. small light soiling mark at bottom of page 213, very small corner bump on rear board. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has wrinkling at rop edge, twor tiny edge tears archivally taped. 2. Interior - fold-out map is very slightly mis-aligned with book, otherwise clean and tght with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small minor wrinkle at fore-edge of a few pages, soft corner crease on rear cover, minor soiling, some toning to spine and front cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
8 Baden-Powell, Lord. Introduction by Lord Rowallan. BADEN-POWELL'S SCOUTING FOR BOYS. 40th ANNIVERSARY EDITION.
London C. Arthur Pearson 1948 40th Anniversary Edition. Fair 
328 pp, 7 1/4" H. Red covers with black lettering on spine and front cover, black illustration on front. B&w frontispiece, drawings, diagrams. Interior - book cracked at two places - pages holding firmly, progressively smaller soft crease at top corner of pages 115 to 138, tiny bump to top corner of pages 227 to 282, very small crease/bump at bottom corner of first 25 pages, light staining to two 'notes' pages. Exterior - book is cocked, small crease at bottom corner of front cover, light edge wear, scattered small stains on rear cover, light creasing and a small tear on rear cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
9 Bailey, Catherine. THE SECRET ROOMS: A TRUE GOTHIC MYSTERY.
London Viking 2012 0670917559 / 9780670917556 Near Fine Very Good+ 
466 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, floor plans, map, family tree. "At 6 a.m. on 21 April 1940 John, the 9th Duke of Rutland, and one of Britain's wealthiest men, ended his days, virtually alone, lying on a makeshift bed in a dank, cramped suite of rooms in the servants' quarters of his own home, Belvoir Castle. For weeks, as his health deteriorated, his family, his servants - even the King's doctor - had pleaded with him to come out, but he had refused. After his death, his son and heir, Charles, the 10th Duke of Rutland, ordered that the rooms be locked up and they remained untouched for sixty years. What lay behind this extraordinary set of circumstances? (The author) unravels a complex and compelling tale of love, honour and betrayal, played out in the grand salons of Britain's stately homes at the turn of the twentieth century, and on the battlefields of the Western Front." Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
10 Bain, Richard. Foreword by Anne Marie DeCicco-Best. Text by Hank Daniszewski. FANSHAWE COLLEGE.
London, Ontario Binea Press 2007 0978301234 / 9780978301231 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good+ Richard Bain, photographer. 
120 pp, 12 1/8" H. "These spectacular photographs by Richard Bain serve to celebrate Fanshawe College by depicting current scenes of our campuses, its students and staff. Having been compiled during our 40th year, the photographs suggest the incredible diversity of education that occurs at Fanshawe as well as the emerging beauty of its campuses in all seasons. The work and accomplish- ment of students learning a practical skill is frequently depicted and is truly exciting to experience. In addition, this commemorative book provides a short public history of the first 30 years of Fanshawe's development ably written by Hank Daniszewski. Hank was able to speak with people, both staff and students, who were at the College at its inception in 1967." Very minor bump to bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has minor crease at bottom edge of front panel, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
RIVER OF LIFE., Ballard, Joy Mackinnon.
11 Ballard, Joy Mackinnon. RIVER OF LIFE.
Self-published 1983 4th Printing Very Good - Signed by Author
72 pp, 8 1/2" H. Signed on back of title page: "Joy M. Ballard". "This collection of verses expressing some of my thoughts and feelings, is presented in the hope that it may be of help to someone, by bringing back memories, evoking a smile, lifting a spirit, stimulating positive thinking, or renewing a faith." "Joy Mackinnon Ballard was born in Toronto on April 23, 1922. She was educated at Brank-some Hall School in Toronto, received her B.A. degree from Victoria College, University of Toronto and her M.D. degree from the University of Toronto Medical School." Mother and doctor, "(s)he was diagnosed as having Multiple Sclerosis at the age of 39 and gradually became more physically disabled", but even after additional illnesses forced her to retire, she remained active in community and church groups in Toronto and Haliburton, maintaining the positive attitude and sense of humour demonstrated in her poetry. Interior - staples are rusty, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - three tiny edge tears/creases - archivally taped, tiny scuff on front hinge area and on spine, staples are rusty, scattered tiny light foxing marks on covers - mainly at edges, small faint stain on rear cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
RED COATS ON THE PRAIRIES: THE NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE 1886-1900., Beahen, William and Horrall, Stan.
12 Beahen, William and Horrall, Stan. RED COATS ON THE PRAIRIES: THE NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE 1886-1900.
Centax, Regina, Saskatchewan, (1998). 
351 pp, small 4to (10 3/4" H), soft cover. B&w photos, reproductions. ".(C)uts through the romantic fantasies to expose the real heroes. It examines the social background of the men, their living conditions, their indiscretions, health, habits, training, discipline, benefits and marital relations. 'Red Coats on the Prairies' documents the influential role of the North-West Mounted Police in the political, social and cultural life of the developing western community." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - three tiny light marks on fore-edge of textblock, light crease on spine, very light soiling on bottom of textblock, book slightly cocked. VG 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE MOTHER'S COOK BOOK:  HOW TO PREPARE FOOD FOR CHILDREN.  WITH AN INTRODUCTION ON "CHILD FEEDING AND HEALTH"., Bourjaily, Barbara Webb and Gorman, Dorothy May.  Introduction by Justin A. Garvin, M.D.
13 Bourjaily, Barbara Webb and Gorman, Dorothy May. Introduction by Justin A. Garvin, M.D. THE MOTHER'S COOK BOOK: HOW TO PREPARE FOOD FOR CHILDREN. WITH AN INTRODUCTION ON "CHILD FEEDING AND HEALTH".
New York D. Appleton 1926 First Edition Good- 
164 pp + 14 blank pages headed "Recipes" at rear, 6 15/15" H. Contents: Preface - The Story of This Book; Child Feeding and Health; List of Utensils and Care of Utensils and Foods; Table of Measures; Liquids (Preparation of Water, ditto Milk, Fruit Juices, Fancy Drinks); Cereals (Milk Mush, Gruel); Soups (Broths, Cream Soups); Vegetables; Salads; Eggs and Meat (Eggs, Meats, Fish); Sandwiches; Preparation of Fresh Fruit/Cooked Fruits; Desserts (Cakes, Cookies, Puddings, Ice Cream and Ices, Candies); Parties (Holiday Parties, Brithday Parties); Traveling; Menu Suggestions (General Menus, Menus for Child of Three, ditto of Six, ditto of Ten, ditto of Twelve, Menus for Day Nursery; Menus for Children from Two to Six, Meals for School Boys and Girls); Index. Minor browning to pages and endpapers, very small stain at bottom of inside front hinge, small corner crease on half-title page, several corner creases on page vii, tiny stain on a few preliminary pages, minor soiling on rear endpapers, browning and light soiling to edges of textblock, light edge wear, small corner crease on free rear endpaper, light soiling marks on rear board, slight bump to corners, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear. Postage for this light item will be reduced to most destinations. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
FARRIERY IMPROVED: OR, A COMPLEAT TREATISE UPON THE ART OF FARRIERY., Bracken, Henry, M.D.
14 Bracken, Henry, M.D. FARRIERY IMPROVED: OR, A COMPLEAT TREATISE UPON THE ART OF FARRIERY.
London J. Rivington, et al. 1773 Eleventh Edition. Fair 
363 pp, & Index (35 pp), 12 mo (approx. 7" H), full leather with five raised bands, red leather title label (gilt lettering) on spine. Title page preceded by front free endpaper (no half title page). Title continues: "Wherein is fully explain'd / The Nature, Structure, and Mechanism / of that Noble and Useful Creature, / A HORSE; / The Diseases and Accidents he is liable to, and / Methods of Cure. / Set down in as clear and intelligible a Manner as the / Subject will admit of. / The Use and Abuse of the Science discover'd; whereby / any Gentleman may be able to judge for himself, whether or no he is / imposed upon by ignorant Grooms, and other Pretenders to this Art. / Together with / Many necessary and Useful Observations and Remarks con- / cerning the Choice and Management of HORSES. / Likewise / An Account of Drugs and Mix'd Medicines used in Farriery; / with some Remarkes upon their Genuineness and Adulteration; and their / several Prices, set down Alphabetically at the End of the Work." It appears that, in this case, 'Farriery' refers to all aspects of the horse's health, as only the last few chapters refer to the feet. Examples of other chapters include: Of the Strangles; Of the Staggers; Of Diseases of the Eye, with an Account of its Parts; Of Moon Eyes, or Lunatic Eyes; Of the Glanders, or Mourning of the Chine; Of Diseases of the Stomach and Guts; Of the Cholic; Of the Yellows, or Jaundice; Of the Colt-Evil, and Mattering of the Yard; Of the Dropsy in Horses; Of venomous Bites, as of the mad Dog, &c. in Horses; Of the Lampas, Barbes, Wolves-Teeth, Splents, Spavins, and Ring-Bones, etc., etc. Light toning to pages, a few pages with one or two foxing marks, many pages with a small corner crease/bump - one with a medium crease and one index page with a large diagonal crease, one page with small piece missing at bottom corner, staining to edges of endpapers, some small ink notation on last few blank pages, light to moderate stain in top margin of approx. pages 250 to end of book; boards have heavy edge wear, bumps at corners, are rubbed, have some colour variation; hinge leather is split but front board is holding with bottom three cords and rear board is holding with all cords; heavy browning to edges of text block; spine is scuffed and has small piece missing at top/bottom edges; some minor insect damage on front board and rear endpapers. 
Price: 95.00 USD
 
 
15 Braithwaite, Max. McGRUBER'S FOLLY.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1981 0771016131 / 9780771016134 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good+ David Shaw cover art. 
220 pp, 8 5/8" H. "McGruber is a retired detective with everything a man could want - a home in the Muskoka woods, a charming wife, good health and two grandchildren. But McGruber is restless - and stirred to dream of something more - of palm trees and surf, of yachts and fast cars, of young women with unlined faces and eager bodies. And then, in a flash, (he) realizes it doesn't have to be a dream. It can all be his - but only if he can pull of the Perfect Crime. This is the beginning of a rollicking, non-stop escapade that introduces the hapless McGruber to a world of deception and devious characters - and an insurance investigator who hires (him) to solve his own crime." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flsp-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
NOT DEAD YET:  THE UNAUTHORIZED AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF DR. ROBERT BUCKMAN.  COMPLETE WITH A MAP, MANY PHOTOGRAPHS & IRRITATING FOOTNOTES., Buckman, Robert, Dr.
16 Buckman, Robert, Dr. NOT DEAD YET: THE UNAUTHORIZED AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF DR. ROBERT BUCKMAN. COMPLETE WITH A MAP, MANY PHOTOGRAPHS & IRRITATING FOOTNOTES.
Doubleday Canada, Toronto, 1999, first printing. 
237 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0385526647 B&w photographs. "Dr. Robert Buckman is well known on both sides of the Atlantic as a television presenter of medical topics, a best-selling author, a cancer physician and ( occasionally) an entertainer. In this unusual autobiography, he tells the story of his life so far: as an exceptionally small child, a young physican, a performer (appearing on stage with the Monty Python crew), columnist and author. What m a k e s t h is book even more intriguing is that he has also been a patient - suffering a near-fatal auto-immune disease in 1979 and an inflammation of the spinal cord ten years later which has left him partially paralyzed. In these pages, Dr. B uc km an d ea l s un flinchingly with medicine, health, theatre, sex, love, television, alcohol, money, telephones, flatulence, filing systems and a few other minor details of modern life. 'Not Dead Yet' is often funny, sometimes hilarious, occasio nal ly ser iou s a nd a lwa ys engaging." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor rubbing. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A HISTORY OF THE ARMY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT.  VOLUME 1 AND VOLUME 2.  (ONE & TWO), Cantlie, Neil, Lieutenant General Sir.
17 Cantlie, Neil, Lieutenant General Sir. A HISTORY OF THE ARMY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT. VOLUME 1 AND VOLUME 2. (ONE & TWO)
Chruchill Livingstone, Edinburgh, 1974, first edition. 
519 pp + fold-out maps at rear, 448 pp + maps at rear (1 fold-out), large 8vo (9 3/8" H), hard covers in dust jackets - 2 volume set. Volume One - ISBN 0443010668, Volume Two - ISBN 0443011222 B&w photographs, reproductions, maps (some fold-out), tables. Errata slips tipped in at page 5 (Volume 1) and pages 209 & 220 (Volume 2). "An account of the Army Medical Department, from the time of the institution of the Standing Army in 1660 to the formation of the Royal Army Medical Corps in 1898. " Contents: Volume 1 - The New Model Army; The Standing Army; The War of Spanish Succession; The War of Austrian Succession; The Seven Years' War; The American War of Independence; The Army Medical Board; French Revolutionary Wars I (1793 - 1 7 9 8 ) ; F r ench Revolutionary Wars II (1812-1814); Peninsular War I (1808-1811); Peninsular War II (1812-1814); Waterloo; Both East and West; Director General Sir James McGrigor; Asia and Africa (1824-1853); Appendices. Volume 2 - Crimean W ar I ( 18 54 -1 85 6 ); C rimean War II (1854-1855); Crimean War III (1855-1856); The Era of Reform; Asia and Africa (1857-1868); Reorganisation; Asia and Africa (1873-1896); Egypt and Sudan (1882-1898); Adminstration in India; Royal Army Medical Co rps ; A rmy He alt h; Mi lit ary Medical Writers; Notable Medical Officers; Appendices. Volume One - a few faint finger and minor soiling marks on boards, previous owner's small stamp at top of front pastedown. Dust jacket has very light rub bing , mi nor edge wri nkli ng. V olum e Tw o - previous owner's small stamp at top of front pastedown, small light ink smudge in text of pages 240 & 241 - doesn't affect legibility. Dust jacket has very light rubbing and light edge wrinkling - mainl y at top of sp ine a rea. VG+ /VG+ & VG +/VG 
Price: 250.00 USD
 
 
18 Clark, Andrew. A KEEN SOLDIER: THE EXECUTION OF SECOND WORLD WAR PRIVATE HAROLD PRINGLE.
Toronto Alfred A. Knopf 2002 067697354X / 9780676973549 First Edition Near Fine Near Fine 
342 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "Harold Pringle was underage when the Second World War broke out, eager to leave quiet Flinton, Ontario, to serve by his father's side. But few who volunteered to fight 'the good fight' realized what horror lay ahead; soon both young Harold and his father were cracking under the strain. His father was sent home; Harold Pringle found himself in Italy, fighting on the bloody 'Hitler Line'. Shellshocked, this broken soldier embarked on a tragic, final course: desertion, debauchery in the streets of Rome and a suspect accusation of murder. His appeal was reviewed by the highest levels of government, right up to Prime Minister King. But two months after the official end of the war, Private Pringle was put to death - the only soldier the Canadians had executed since the First World War. His own countrymen carried out the orders, forbidden to go home before completing this last grotesque assignment. The Pringle file was closed and stayed that way for fifty years - until Andrew Clark uncovered it and began a two-year investigative search. (This) is a true-life military detective story that shows another side of what many consider our proudest military campaign. Andrew Clark examines the fallout of a crisis that disfigured our national conscience and continues to raise questions about the ethics of war." Minor wrinkle at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE MAN WHO BROKE PURPLE:  THE LIFE OF COLONEL WILLIAM F. FRIEDMAN, WHO DECIPHERED THE JAPANESE CODE IN WORLD WAR II., Clark, Ronald.
19 Clark, Ronald. THE MAN WHO BROKE PURPLE: THE LIFE OF COLONEL WILLIAM F. FRIEDMAN, WHO DECIPHERED THE JAPANESE CODE IN WORLD WAR II.
Boston Little Brown 1977 0316145955 / 9780316145954 First American Edition Very Good Very Good- 
271 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "(T)ells the story of William Friedman, the master cryptographer who solved the 'unbreakable' Japanese cipher system, 'Purple', used by the Imperial navy and the Japanese embassy in Berlin. (This) is the first full-scale, authorized biography of the attractive but driven leader of the only wartime enterprise as top secret as the manufacture of the first atomic bomb. (It) provides a sober account of how America's early, scattered intelligence agencies burgeoned steadily without foresight into a modern bureaucracy characterized by pathological secrecy and ethical ambiguity - and how such expansion took a severe toll on Friendman's mental and physical health. Clark discloses how much the Purple decipherments contributed to the Allied offensive in Europe and, most of all, influenced the outcome of the war in the Pacific: how the Battle of Midway and the ambush of Yamamoto's plane over Bougainville were decided by decoded Purple messages; and how, tragically, circumstances prevented the deciphered warnings of an impending attack from being understood in time at Pearl Harbor. A thoughtful biography of a dapper figure who transformed cryptography from a remote craft 'run by guess and by God' to a complex science, (it) triumphs in its recreation of those agonizing hours when the fate of our fleet in the Pacific, and its officers and men, was determined by a handful of men with only small strips of paper sitting in a room thousands of miles away." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/creasing - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, crease down front flap at fore-edge, one small edge tear with crease, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BLINDFOLD AND ALONE: BRITISH MILITARY EXECUTIONS IN THE GREAT WAR., Corns, Cathryn and Hughes-Wilson, John.  Foreword by Richard Holmes.
20 Corns, Cathryn and Hughes-Wilson, John. Foreword by Richard Holmes. BLINDFOLD AND ALONE: BRITISH MILITARY EXECUTIONS IN THE GREAT WAR.
London Cassell 2002 0304364495 / 9780304364497 Near Fine 
543 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H). B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "Few things about the First World War evoke quite so much anger as the soldiers who were shot at dawn. Between 1914 and 1920, the British Army executed 346 of its soldiers for a a variety of offences, including 266 for desertion, but only 18 for cowardice; murderers and mutineers made up the balance. (This) is an important book, the first to make use of court martial records. Corns and Hughes -Wilson bring a welcome sense of perspective to the subject." Gary Sheffield, The Mail on Sunday. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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