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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
 
 
2 Barfield, Thomas, editor. WAR PHOTOGRAPHY: IMAGES OF CONFLICT FROM FRONTLINE PHOTOGRAPHERS.
London Magpie 2006 1845292707 / 9781845292706 Very Good 
320 pp, 7 3/4" H. B&w and colour photographs. Contents: Introduction; The Break-Up of the Old World Order; Civil Strife; A World at War; The Age of Superpowers; Wind of Change; The Middle East and the Modern World. "A collection of striking images of conflict from the world's most talented and courageous war photographers. These photographs of battle from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day - many of them rarely seen before - convey the horror and the pity of war as seen by those who were there to document it. From images of compassion and companionship, suffering and bravery to visual testaments to the terrifying destructive forces of bombs and bullets, this selection of photographs - accompanied by concise descriptions to set each picture in context - offers fresh and compelling insights into the nature of war." Minor edge wear, tiny crease at bottom corner of rear cover and small crease at top edge of rear cover - migrates into a few pages. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
3 Beloff, Max. Preface by H. Noel Fieldhouse. THE BALANCE OF POWER. BEATTY MEMORIAL LECTURES.
Montreal McGill University Press 1967 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good 
73 pp, 7 1/2" H. Contents: Preface; Foreword; The Partition of Europe and Afterwards; Post-Imperial Asia; International Organizations: Records and Prospects. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, very light rubbing and soiling, a few tiny scuffs, small dent on spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ELITE FORCES OF INDIA AND PAKISTAN.  OSPREY MILITARY ELITE SERIES 41., Conboy, Ken.  Color plates by Paul Hannon.
4 Conboy, Ken. Color plates by Paul Hannon. ELITE FORCES OF INDIA AND PAKISTAN. OSPREY MILITARY ELITE SERIES 41.
(Osprey, London, 1992). 
64 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), soft cover. B&w photos, 12 full-color plates. Covers the organization, equipment and appearance of the elite forces of India and Pakistan and their involvement in such arenas as Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Nepal, the Maldi ves, etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. VG+ 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
5 Holmes, John W. THE SHAPING OF PEACE: CANADA AND THE SEARCH FOR WORLD ORDER, 1943-1957. VOLUME 2.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1982 0802055419 / 9780802055415 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good 
443 pp, 9 1/4" H. "The establishment of the United Nations system at the conclusion of the Second World War was followed by a period of disillusion in the late 40s about the prospects of world order. With the outbreak of the Korean War in 1950 there came a regrouping of forces and revised calculations of what was possible. The first volume of 'The Shaping of Peace' described Canadian attitudes and policies towards international institutions as the Second World War ended. This volume is concerned with the developments in the decade after the war, with the changing Canadian concepts as they were shaped by events and challenges. Although principal attention is paid to the organs of the United Nations, other themes such as the establishment of NATO, the progress of the new Commonwealth, and the changing concepts of the North American relationship are analysed as essential elements in the Canadian search for equilibrium." Minor wrinkling at top of front hinge. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, very light browning. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO THE WORLD'S TOP COUNTER-TERRORIST FORCES.  CONCORD 5001., Katz, Samuel M.
6 Katz, Samuel M. THE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO THE WORLD'S TOP COUNTER-TERRORIST FORCES. CONCORD 5001.
Concord, Hong Kong, 1995. 
256 pp, 11 1/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 9623616023 B&w and color photographs. Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction; The Americas (Argentina / Brazil / Canada / Colombia / Mexico / USA - FBI HRT - Marshals Service SOG - Army Military - Washington D.C. ERT - NYPD ESU - LAPD SWAT - Seattle ERT - Chicago HBT - Portland SERT - Metro-Dade SRT - Las Vegas SWAT - Kansas City TRT); Europe (Austria / Belgium / Denmark / Finland / France / Germany / Greece / Hungary / Ireland / Italy / Netherlands / N orway / Poland / Portugal / Russia / Spain / Switzerland / UK - SAS, SBS - Police Units); Middle East & Africa (Egypt / Israel - IDF - Border Guards & Police Units / Jordan / South Africa); Asia & Oceania (Australia / China / Hong Kong / India / I n d onesia / Japan / Korea / Macao / New Zealand / Pakistan / Singapore / Taiwan / Thailand). Interior - small bump at bottom corner of pages from page 207 to end of book, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - mino r r ub bi ng, crease at bottom corner of rear cover. Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE BLUE HELMETS UNDER FIRE: FIFTY YEARS OF UNITED NATIONS PEACEKEEPING MISSIONS.  4018., Katz, Samuel M. and Debay, Yves.
7 Katz, Samuel M. and Debay, Yves. THE BLUE HELMETS UNDER FIRE: FIFTY YEARS OF UNITED NATIONS PEACEKEEPING MISSIONS. 4018.
Concord, Hong Kong, 1996. 
96 pp, 11" H, soft cover. ISBN 9623617267 Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Interior - soft bump at top corner of text block, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, soft bump at top corner of covers. Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
8 Kennett, Frances. With Caroline MacDonald-Haig. ETHNIC DRESS.
New York Facts on File 1995 0816031363 / 9780816031368 Very Good+ Very Good 
192 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). "The immensely rich diversity of folk costume throughout the world is brought together in a unique and superbly illustrated volume. (It) introduces the reader to contemporary costume from every corner of the globe, country by country, region by region. The book explores a succession of styles and fashions, which cover everything from the dashing tartan ensembles of the Scottish Highlands to the softly rustling grass skirts of the Pacific Islands. It shows the many-hued regional splendors of the Indian sari, the beautiful ceremonial robes of the North American Indian, the colorful togas of the African Berbers and the exquisitely embroidered clothes of the hill tribes that live in Southeast Asia. (It) discusses how social history, climate, dictates of religion and other factors have affected how people dress and how their costumes have been adapted over the years. (This) is an essential reference book on folk costume for both the professional and the interested amateur. Never before has such a detailed text been combined with informative maps and about 500 glorious full-color photographs in one book." Minor wrinkling at top of spine, minor edge wear, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has light rubbing - faint rub lines on rear panel, very light edge wrinkling with minor wear, wrinkling at top of spine with tiny tears. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
THE WORLD IN CONFLICT - 1990.  WAR ANNUAL 4.  CONTEMPORARY WARFARE DESCRIBED AND ANALYSED., Laffin, John.
9 Laffin, John. THE WORLD IN CONFLICT - 1990. WAR ANNUAL 4. CONTEMPORARY WARFARE DESCRIBED AND ANALYSED.
Brassey's, London, 1990. 
194 pp, small 4to (10" H), hard cover with glazed boards - no dust jacket. ISBN 0080373348 B&w maps. Contents: Introduction; Afghanistan War; Guerrilla-Civil War in Angola; Bangladesh Guerrilla War; Burma Guerrilla War; Cambodia's New Phase; The Central American Arena; El Salvador Civil War; Guerrilla War in Guatemala; Nicaragua - The Contra War; Chad and Libya; Colombia Civil War; East Timor Resistance War; Ethiopia - Eritrea - Tigre - Somalia; India-Pakistan War; India's Other Wars. Fain t cigarette odor, very light rubbing to glossy boards. Very Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE COURAGE AND THE WILL: THE LIFE OF RODEN CUTLER, V.C., McCullough, Colleen.  (Roden Cutler.)
10 McCullough, Colleen. (Roden Cutler.) THE COURAGE AND THE WILL: THE LIFE OF RODEN CUTLER, V.C.
London Wiedenfeld & Nicolson 1999 0297643924 / 9780297643920 First British Edition Near Fine Near Fine 
418 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps. "Roden Cutler's list of honours is long and impressive, but it is his sole decoration, the Victoria Cross, that marks him as a hero. Over 800,000 men and women served in the Australian armed forces during the Second World War, but only twenty were awarded the V.C. Colleen McCullough vividly shows us the life and times of the young soldier with the dashing good looks, the laconic humour and dislike of pretension who came back from the war determined to continue to support his mother, but, having lost a leg, with no idea how to do so. Yet by the age of 29 he was the Australian High Commissioner to New Zealand. His diplomatic career was to include stints in Ceylon, Egypt during the Suez crisis of 1956, Pakistan and New York. In 1966 he was appointed Governor of New South Wales; during his fifteen years in that office he shared with Captain Arthur Phillip and Lachlan Macquarie, he earned his own niche among them as the 'people's governor'. Much loved, still remembered as a man equally at home in the company of royalty or trade unionists." Minor wrinkle at top/bottom of spine, very small faint pencil erasure marks on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE COURAGE AND THE WILL: THE LIFE OF RODEN CUTLER, V.C., McCullough, Colleen.  (Roden Cutler.)
11 McCullough, Colleen. (Roden Cutler.) THE COURAGE AND THE WILL: THE LIFE OF RODEN CUTLER, V.C.
London Wiedenfeld & Nicolson 1999 0297643924 / 9780297643920 First British Edition Very Good Very Good 
418 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps. "Roden Cutler's list of honours is long and impressive, but it is his sole decoration, the Victoria Cross, that marks him as a hero. Over 800,000 men and women served in the Australian armed forces during the Second World War, but only twenty were awarded the V.C. Colleen McCullough vividly shows us the life and times of the young soldier with the dashing good looks, the laconic humour and dislike of pretension who came back from the war determined to continue to support his mother, but, having lost a leg, with no idea how to do so. Yet by the age of 29 he was the Australian High Commissioner to New Zealand. His diplomatic career was to include stints in Ceylon, Egypt during the Suez crisis of 1956, Pakistan and New York. In 1966 he was appointed Governor of New South Wales; during his fifteen years in that office he shared with Captain Arthur Phillip and Lachlan Macquarie, he earned his own niche among them as the 'people's governor'. Much loved, still remembered as a man equally at home in the company of royalty or trade unionists." Light wrinkling at top of spine - less at bottom of spine, very tiny stain on top of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, two tiny edge tears archivally taped, light rubbing. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
FOOD PATH:  CUISINE ALONG THE GRAND TRUNK ROAD FROM KABUL TO KOLKATA., Pant, Pushpesh & Mohsin, Huma.
12 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
 
 
WALKS IN WAZIRISTAN., Reed, Graham F.
13 Reed, Graham F. WALKS IN WAZIRISTAN.
Belsten, Concord, Ontario, 1990. 
134 pp, small 4to (10" H), soft cover. ISBN 091938711X B&w photographs, map. Graham Reed spent a year with the Royal Signal Corps "on the North West Frontier of India at the close of World War II." In this book he provides "(s)ome humorous memor ies of a year in Razmak, a fort on the North West Frontier of India, just prior to Independence and the cessation of a particular way of life under the British Raj....The work consists of a number of sketches, arranged chronologically and c o n c e r n i n g the same group of characters and the ongoing misadventures of the writer....They revolve around some constant themes - the unusual way of life (mountain warfare with a mounted unit of the regular Indian Army), the writer's misun de rs ta nd in gs , cr os s- cultural differences, the Indian Army's concept of regimental honour, etc." Interior - first 26 pages have soft crease down page near spine, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very sof t c rea se at top co rn er of fro nt cover, light line indentation across bottom of textblock. Very Good+ 
Price: 38.00 USD
 
 
A VIOLENT PEACE:  GLOBAL SECURITY AFTER THE COLD WAR., Rogers, Paul and Dando, Malcolm.
14 Rogers, Paul and Dando, Malcolm. A VIOLENT PEACE: GLOBAL SECURITY AFTER THE COLD WAR.
London Brassey's (UK) 1992 0080366945 / 9780080366944 First English Edition Fine Very Good 
209 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Contents: Preface; A New World Order?; The Nuclear Arms Race and Global Militarisation; Arms Control and Disarmament; Military Momentum in the 1990s; Proliferation: Nuclear, Biological, Chemical and Conventional; Military Force Projection and the New World Order; Oil and US Security; The Gulf - Crisis into War; The Gulf Conflict and its Implications; New Global Pressures; An Arms Control Agenda for the 1990s; Wider Concepts of Security - Preventing New World Disorder; Notes and Further Reading; Index. Dust jacket has minor wear at top/bottom of flap-folds and light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A VIOLENT PEACE:  GLOBAL SECURITY AFTER THE COLD WAR., Rogers, Paul and Dando, Malcolm.
15 Rogers, Paul and Dando, Malcolm. A VIOLENT PEACE: GLOBAL SECURITY AFTER THE COLD WAR.
London Brassey's (UK) 1992 0080366945 / 9780080366944 First English Edition Fine Very Good 
209 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Contents: Preface; A New World Order?; The Nuclear Arms Race and Global Militarisation; Arms Control and Disarmament; Military Momentum in the 1990s; Proliferation: Nuclear, Biological, Chemical and Conventional; Military Force Projection and the New World Order; Oil and US Security; The Gulf - Crisis into War; The Gulf Conflict and its Implications; New Global Pressures; An Arms Control Agenda for the 1990s; Wider Concepts of Security - Preventing New World Disorder; Notes and Further Reading; Index. Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
16 Schofield, Victoria. KASHMIR IN THE CROSSFIRE.
London I.B. Tauris 1996 1860640362 / 9781860640360 Very Good Very Good- 
354 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). B&w maps. "Given the location of the state of Jammu and Kashmir on the borders of China and Central Asia, the isurgency in the valley threatens the stability of a region of great strategic importance, challenging the integrity of the Indian union and creating potentially disastrous tensions between India and Pakistan which may yet escalate into a greater regional conflict. (This book offers a) very readable, carefully documented but highly accessible account of the origins, development and implications of this contentious issue. Beginning with the early history of the independent kingdom of Kashmir, Schofield traces the origins of the modern state in the 19th century, including the controversial 'sale' by the British of a predominantly Muslim Kashmir to a Hindu ruler in 1846. She examines the implications for the people when in 1947 the Maharaja came to choose between joining Muslim Pakistan and secular, yet majority Hindu, India and shows why both neighbouring countries continue to argue over the status of Jammu and Kashmir which, according to recommendations passed by the UN, was to be determined by the will of the people. Drawing upon research in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India, Pakistan, and a range of historical sources, Schofield analyses critically the actions of the key players who, throughout its history, have contributed to the current militarization of the valley. And with the help of numerous interviews she takes into account the hopes and fears of all the interested parties - who are themselves divided, not only by their linguistic and cultural traditions, but also in their objectives." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, remainder mark on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, very light edge wear, several small indentationd on front and rear panels, three small edge tears archivally taped, very light rubbing. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
INDIAN DEFENCE REVIEW.  JULY 1989., Thomas, Mathew, Lieutenant General, ed.  (R.H. Tahiliani, Vir Narain, S.S. Randhawa, S. Nagra, Ravi Rikhye, D. Banerjee, E.A. Vas, S.G. Vombatkere, E. D'Souza, Satyindra Singh, N. Browne, Mahindra Singh, K.S. Pendse, B.D. Kapur, Randhir Sinh, G. Kan
17 Thomas, Mathew, Lieutenant General, ed. (R.H. Tahiliani, Vir Narain, S.S. Randhawa, S. Nagra, Ravi Rikhye, D. Banerjee, E.A. Vas, S.G. Vombatkere, E. D'Souza, Satyindra Singh, N. Browne, Mahindra Singh, K.S. Pendse, B.D. Kapur, Randhir Sinh, G. Kan INDIAN DEFENCE REVIEW. JULY 1989.
Tri-Service Press, London, 1989. 
221 pp, small 4to (10 13/16" H), hard cover with pictorial boards - no dust jacket. Maps. Contents include: Grappling with the dynamics of nuclear strategy: Policy formulation for a nuclear India; Reorganizing Indian armour; People's War under modern conditions - China's emerging military doctrine; Nuclear China: The equation with India; Glacier warfare: The Indian Army experiences a new dimension in high-altitude warfare; Petroleum depletion fall-out and alternatives for petroleum-based propulsion; US attack on Libya: Operation El Dorado Canyon; Nepal: the ongoing impasse; Exploding the Pakistan bogy; Future battlefield surveillance and intelligence in a corps zone; Weapons and equipment - An overview; etc., etc. Minor edge wear to boards, tiny bump at top of front board, light rubbing, light browning to edges of textblock, slight waviness to fore-edge of texblock. VG 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
REMEMBER ME TO EVERYBODY: LETTERS FROM INDIA, 1943-1949., Turnbull, Frederick Gower.  Edited by Bernadette Rule.
18 Turnbull, Frederick Gower. Edited by Bernadette Rule. REMEMBER ME TO EVERYBODY: LETTERS FROM INDIA, 1943-1949.
West Meadow Press, Hamilton, Ontario, 1996. 
266 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), soft cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs. When a brother and sister cleared out their parent's home in England, they find a box of letters their older brother, Fred Turnbull, had written to his mother, "from the time he l eft for India in 1943, until he was killed in a riot in 1949, pushed alive into a furnace at the steel company near Calcutta, where he worked." The sister brought the box back to Canada with her and found that the letters "provide a carefu l l y o b s e r ved record of the time and place, and of the people there, (reading) like a compelling novel. Because (Fred) was neither part of the government nor the military, and because he was not rich, the letters reveal a new facet of what i t wa s t o be E ng li sh in India at the time of Independence. Whether he is talking about politics or romance, history or culture, Fred's writing combines passion with clear-eyed judgement....his opinions and anecdotes shed light from a new direc ti on on m od ern da y I ndi a and Pakistan. They are both current and richly of their time. The fifty years it has taken to bring these letters to print dissolve like magic in the freshness of Fred Turnbull's voice." Dust jacket has minor edge wr ink lin g, one tin y ed ge t ear. Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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