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DEFENDERS OF PAKISTAN., Amin, Mohamed; Quraishy, Masud; Willetts, Duncan; Tetley, Brian.
1 Amin, Mohamed; Quraishy, Masud; Willetts, Duncan; Tetley, Brian. DEFENDERS OF PAKISTAN.
Midland Counties, (Leicester, 1988). 
200 pp, 4to (12 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with color photographs. "Few nations in history came into the world so empty-handed as Pakistan. Born at the stroke of midnight on 14 August 1947, it's bounded in the east by India, in the north by China and the Soviet Union and in the west by Afghanistan and in the south-west by Iran. More recently a simmering war - perhaps the most astonishing one of all - goes on at heights of more than 20,000 feet, in the great H imalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges of northern Pakistan. On its North-West Frontier, the Afghans of the Soviet puppet-regime in Kabul raid and harass Pakistan border posts and villages in the Hindu Kush and the mountains of the famous Khyber Pass. They meet indomitable defence. Yet all it had at the start was courage - and the formidable legacy of the martial Muslims of Asia: pride, discipline, efficiency and unquenchable faith. Out of this came inspired performance. This is the full, remarkable story of the bravest of the brave...the story of how a frail young nation, born amid tumult and bloodshed, threatened on all sides, transformed itself into a major fighting machine." Faint cigarette odor. Dust jacket has mino rrubbing, light edge creasing along top edge, tiny tear and light wear at top of spine. VG+/VG 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
VEILED THREAT: THE HIDDEN POWER OF THE WOMEN OF AFGHANISTAN., Armstrong, Sally.  Inscribed.
2 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
 
 
AFGHAN WARS AND THE NORTH-WEST FRONTIER, 1839-1947., Barthorp, Michael.
3 Barthorp, Michael. AFGHAN WARS AND THE NORTH-WEST FRONTIER, 1839-1947.
Cassell, (London, 2002), reprint. 
184 pp, large 8vo (9 13/16" H), laminated, flexible covers. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "British forces in India were in almost constant battle with Afghan hill tribes, the most implacable guerilla fighter in history. 'Frontier Warfare' was one of the most important tasks for the British army in India. It was a strange war fought to its own rules. Prisoners were seldom taken by either side. Over the years, the British introduced armoured vehicles and aircraft, but the key features of warfare on the Afghan frontier remained the same from Victorian times to World War II and the British withdrawal from the sub-continent in 1947. From the army immortalized by Kipling to the end of the British Empire in India, Michael Barthorp reveals how the British dealt with Afghanistan." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor bump at corners of covers, very small bumps along bottom edges o f c overs and one on fore-edge of rear covers, specks of light color offset on rear cover - probably from another book. VG 
Price: 29.95 USD
 
 
4 Barthorp, Michael; Scollins, Richard; Haythornthwaite, Philip J.; Viau, Jean-Louis; Moran, Jim; Greenhill, Stephen J.; Cox, Michael; Bartlett, Jack; Fosten, Bryan. MILITARY ILLUSTRATED PAST & PRESENT. NO. 35. APRIL 1991.
Military Illustrated, London, 1991. 
51 pp, 11 11/16" H, magazine format (stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, reproductions, color photographs, uniform studies. Contents: Kabul to Kandahar, 1880; A Hero on Half-Pay; French 18e Regiment de Ligne, 1 809; US Marine Camouflage Uniforms, 1942-45 (3); The Vietnam War on the Screen (2); British Forces in the Gulf (2); The Lancaster Pistols; Gallery: Luke O'Connor. Interior - light cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light wear on spine - moderate at top of spine, slight bump to top of spine area, minor wrinkling on covers at spine, very light browning to edges of textblock, very light rubbing on rear cover. VG- 
Price: 9.95 USD
 
 
5 Borovik, Artyom. THE HIDDEN WAR: A RUSSIAN JOURNALIST'S ACCOUNT OF THE SOVIET WAR IN AFGHANISTAN.
New York Grove 1990 080213775X / 9780802137753 6th Printing Soft Cover Near Fine 
288 pp, 8 1/4" H. B&w photographs, map. "Until his death in 2000, Artyom Borovik was considered one of the preeminent journalists in Russia. With (this book) he provided the world its first glimpse inside the Soviet military machine, capturing the soldiers' terror, helplessness, and despair at waging war in a foreign land against an unseen enemy for unclear purposes. When first published, Borovik's groundbreaking revelations exposed the weaknesses beneath the Soviet Union's aura of military might, creating an enormous controversy both in Russia and around the world. A vital and fascinating portrait of the Soviet empire at the twilight of its power, this is a book that still resonates today." 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
HIGH ENDEAVOUR:  THE LIFE OF AIR CHIEF MARSHAL SIR RONALD IVELAW-CHAPMAN, GCB, KBE, DFC, AFC., Ivelaw-Chapman, John.  (Sir Ronald Ivelaw-Chapman.)
6 Ivelaw-Chapman, John. (Sir Ronald Ivelaw-Chapman.) HIGH ENDEAVOUR: THE LIFE OF AIR CHIEF MARSHAL SIR RONALD IVELAW-CHAPMAN, GCB, KBE, DFC, AFC.
London Leo Cooper 1993 0850523168 / 9780850523164 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good 
164 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs. "Sir Ronald Ivelaw-Chapman was a remarkable man who had the good fortune to be born in an era when his particular talents were allowed to develop to the full. Just old enough to take part in the earliest days of aerial combat in the First World War, he was in uniform until well after the jet engine had taken command of the skies. His son John, who has edited his memoirs, makes clear that Sir Ronald was a typical Edwardian English Gentleman. This, he explains, is vital to the understanding of the man. The moral precepts of the Edwardian era remained with Sir Ronald throughout his life, and if some of them seem stiff and outdated in these more relaxed days, they certainly sustained him throughout a long and adventurous career. The book not only covers the most vital years in the development of the RAF in which Sir Ronald played a significant part but is also packed with drama at high level. Not many Englishmen, let alone future Air Marshals, were ever under sentence of death at the orders of Sir Winston Churchill himself. Sir Ronald has been well served by his editor. His son is never blinded by filial respect and, as he served in the Royal Air Force himself, he is familiar with the Service background. He is also qualified to explain what it was that made his father and the military men of that generation a unique band of Happy Warriors whose loyalty and service to the British Crown is already a fading memory." Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, light rubbing, two tiny scuffs on spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HIGH ENDEAVOUR:  THE LIFE OF AIR CHIEF MARSHAL SIR RONALD IVELAW-CHAPMAN, GCB, KBE, DFC, AFC., Ivelaw-Chapman, John.  (Sir Ronald Ivelaw-Chapman.)
7 Ivelaw-Chapman, John. (Sir Ronald Ivelaw-Chapman.) HIGH ENDEAVOUR: THE LIFE OF AIR CHIEF MARSHAL SIR RONALD IVELAW-CHAPMAN, GCB, KBE, DFC, AFC.
London Leo Cooper 1993 0850523168 / 9780850523164 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good 
164 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs. "Sir Ronald Ivelaw-Chapman was a remarkable man who had the good fortune to be born in an era when his particular talents were allowed to develop to the full. Just old enough to take part in the earliest days of aerial combat in the First World War, he was in uniform until well after the jet engine had taken command of the skies. His son John, who has edited his memoirs, makes clear that Sir Ronald was a typical Edwardian English Gentleman. This, he explains, is vital to the understanding of the man. The moral precepts of the Edwardian era remained with Sir Ronald throughout his life, and if some of them seem stiff and outdated in these more relaxed days, they certainly sustained him throughout a long and adventurous career. The book not only covers the most vital years in the development of the RAF in which Sir Ronald played a significant part but is also packed with drama at high level. Not many Englishmen, let alone future Air Marshals, were ever under sentence of death at the orders of Sir Winston Churchill himself. Sir Ronald has been well served by his editor. His son is never blinded by filial respect and, as he served in the Royal Air Force himself, he is familiar with the Service background. He is also qualified to explain what it was that made his father and the military men of that generation a unique band of Happy Warriors whose loyalty and service to the British Crown is already a fading memory." Minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing, two tiny dents on front hinge and one on rear hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE FIERCE PAWNS., Macrory, Patrick A.
8 Macrory, Patrick A. THE FIERCE PAWNS.
Philadelphia J.B. Lippincott 1966 Very Good No Jacket 
352 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H). B&w plates, maps. "In the autumn of 1839, Britain's Army of the Indus marched into the heart of Afghanistan, stormed the reputedly impregnable fortress of Ghazni, and entered Kabul in triumph, thereby scoring considerably in the long-term struggle with Russia for control of Central Asia. For two years the conquerors lived in a fool's paradise; they sent for their wives and children and servants, set up cricket and polo fields. The Afghans bided their time. Then suddenly struck. One of the British authorities was slain, horribly, and the entire band of invaders - troops, families, camp-followers - was compelled to set out for India, through one hundred miles of mountain defiles in the depth of the Afghan winter. Seven days later, one bruised and weary horseman arrived at a British garrison ninety miles away - the only European from that enormous caravan who was not either killed or captured. (This) is a comprehensive and admirable account of the entire war and of the curious, fascinating personalities - British and Afghan - most directly involved in the tragedy." Faint cigarette odor, very light browning to pages, light browning to fore-edge of text block, small bump at top corner of rear board, small crease at top edge of page 161/162. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE FIERCE PAWNS., Macrory, Patrick A.
9 Macrory, Patrick A. THE FIERCE PAWNS.
Philadelphia J.B. Lippincott 1966 Very Good Good 
352 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H). B&w plates, maps. "In the autumn of 1839, Britain's Army of the Indus marched into the heart of Afghanistan, stormed the reputedly impregnable fortress of Ghazni, and entered Kabul in triumph, thereby scoring considerably in the long-term struggle with Russia for control of Central Asia. For two years the conquerors lived in a fool's paradise; they sent for their wives and children and servants, set up cricket and polo fields. The Afghans bided their time. Then suddenly struck. One of the British authorities was slain, horribly, and the entire band of invaders - troops, families, camp-followers - was compelled to set out for India, through one hundred miles of mountain defiles in the depth of the Afghan winter. Seven days later, one bruised and weary horseman arrived at a British garrison ninety miles away - the only European from that enormous caravan who was not either killed or captured. (This) is a comprehensive and admirable account of the entire war and of the curious, fascinating personalities - British and Afghan - most directly involved in the tragedy." Minor wrinkling at top of spine, minor edge wear; place, date and signature in pen on front free endpaper. Dust jacket has light to moderate rubbing, light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, a few edge tears - some with creases, a few small edge chips, now protected in mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
VINCENT OF THE 41st:  A SOLDIER'S BATTLES IN THE FIRST AFGHAN AND CRIMEAN WARS., Moore, Geoffrey.  Foreword by Major General F.H. Brooke.
10 Moore, Geoffrey. Foreword by Major General F.H. Brooke. VINCENT OF THE 41st: A SOLDIER'S BATTLES IN THE FIRST AFGHAN AND CRIMEAN WARS.
Self-published, Buckden, Huntingdon, (1979). 
60 pp, 8 1/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). ISBN 0950636045 B&w illustrations. The story of Thomas Vincent of the 41st (The Welch) Regiment - his experiences in the First Afghan and Crimean Wars including Kandahar, Kabul, Alma, Sebastopol, an d Inkerman. Interior - previous owner's small stamp on inside of front cover, a few light creases on page 21/22, small soft crease at top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor soiling, m i n o r e d g e wear. Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
FOOD PATH:  CUISINE ALONG THE GRAND TRUNK ROAD FROM KABUL TO KOLKATA., Pant, Pushpesh & Mohsin, Huma.
11 Pant, Pushpesh & Mohsin, Huma. FOOD PATH: CUISINE ALONG THE GRAND TRUNK ROAD FROM KABUL TO KOLKATA.
New Delhi Lustre Press / Roli Books 2008 8174363629 / 9788174363626 Third impression. Fine Very Good+ 
144 pp, oblong (8 1/4" H x 12 1/4" D). Profusely illustrated with colour photographs of food, street vendors, markets, architecture, truck art, etc. "The Grand Trunk Road, the axis of the Indian subcontinent's heavily populated north since the sixteenth century, was the brainchild of Sher Shah Suri. (This book) presents a compelling and beautifully illustrated history of the road since its emergence as ancient India's first route for traders and invaders. Driving along the classic route, full of the footprints of history and culture, one has an unmatched opportunity to discover the culinary riches of India. The seductive treats range from the barbequed temptations of Peshawar and Rawalpindi to the sumptuous secrets of the imperial 'dastarkhans' of Delhi and Agra; from the succluent kebabs of the Awadh region to the sublime vegetarian repast of Varanasi and the tantalizing sweets of Bengal. Indeed the GT Road is the best introduction to the fulsome flavours of India. Bon voyage and bon appetit!" Over 100 recipes, interlaced with snippets of information about the history, people, architecture, and life along the 'Road'. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE STORY OF LORD ROBERTS., Wheeler, Harold F.B.  (Lord Roberts.)
12 Wheeler, Harold F.B. (Lord Roberts.) THE STORY OF LORD ROBERTS.
George G. Harrap, London, 1915, first edition. 
272 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H), hard cover (red cloth with gold lettering and banding on spine, gold lettering and portrait on front board) - no dust jacket. Color frontispiece, b&w plates. Contents: The Weak Boy with a Strong Will; The First Shots of the Mutiny; On the Ridge of Delhi; The Conquest of the Mogul City; The Relief of Lucknow; The Return to Cawnpore; The Triumphal Tour of India's First Viceroy; The Umbeyla and Abyssinian Expeditions; Conflict and Ceremonial; In Command of the K u r a m F i e l d Force; Treacherous Friends and Undying Heroes; From Kabul to Kandahar; Reforming the Indian Army; The Empire's Dark Hour; The Surrender of Cronje; Victory and Disaster at Bloemfontein; Onward to the City of Gold; Pretoria and Af te r; C om ma n de r- in -C hief of the British Army; The Soldier as Prophet; The War of 'Glorious Right'; 'Within the Sound of the Guns'. Gift inscription and previous owners bookplate on free front endpaper, browning on half-title page, previous ow ner s n ame on r ear en dpa per s, last index page browned, small tear to fore-edge of pages 37 to 48, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small corner bumps, slight fading to spine color. VG- 
Price: 40.00 USD
 


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