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PRAGUE WINTER:  A PERSONAL STORY OF REMEMBRANCE AND WAR, 1937-1948., Albright, Madeleine.  With Bill Woodward.
1 Albright, Madeleine. With Bill Woodward. PRAGUE WINTER: A PERSONAL STORY OF REMEMBRANCE AND WAR, 1937-1948.
New York Harper 2012 0062030310 / 9780062030313 Very Good+ Very Good+ 
467 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "(T)akes readers from the Bohemian capital's thousand-year-old castle to the bomb shelters of London, from the desolate prison ghetto of Terezin to the highest councils of European and American government. Albright reflects on her discovery of her family's Jewish heritage many decades after the war, on her Czech homeland's tangled history, and on the stark moral choices faced by her parents and their generation. Often relying on eyewitness descrip-tions, she tells the story of how millions of ordinary citizens were ripped from familiar surroundings and forced into new roles as exiled leaders and collaborators, victims and killers. These events of enormous complexity are nevertheless shaped by concepts familair to any growing child: fear, trust, adaptation, the search for identity, the pressure to conform, the quest for independence, and the difference between right and wrong. At once a deeply personal memoir and an incisive work of history, 'Prague Winter' serves as a guide to the future through the lessons of the past - as seen through the eyes of one of the international community's most respected and fascinating figures." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
JULIANA:  EVERYBODY'S SISTER., Armour, Elizabeth P.  Signed by author.
2 Armour, Elizabeth P. Signed by author. JULIANA: EVERYBODY'S SISTER.
Elizabeth P. Armour, Oakville, Ontario, 1980. 
320 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0919670458 B&w photographs. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. "(The) story of Sister Juliana, for over forty-five years a member of the Community of Sisters of the Church. Sister Julia na was one of those rare individuals who was able to combine a profound interest in her own spiritual development with an active, even aggressive, desire to assist everyone who sought her aid. From the Arctic to the Caribbean, from Anglica n W o m e n ' s groups to jails, Sister Juliana spread the same message of love - love of God and for His creatures. The author has gathered numerous comments and reflections about Sister Juliana from some of the many who were affected by her, du ri n g he r lo ng a nd useful life, and she has combined these with her own memories to produce a warm tribute to a great woman." Dust jacket has minor edge wear, very light edge wrinkling, three small closed tears archivally taped. Near Fine/Ve ry Go od 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
3 Arnup, John D. MIDDLETON: THE BELOVED JUDGE.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1988 0771007959 First Edition Very Good Very Good 
202 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "(T)he story of one of Ontario's and Canada's greatest judges, William Edward Middleton (1860-1948), who served as a justice of the Supreme Court of Ontario for thirty-three years, twenty-two of them as an appellate judge. At a time when a number of Supreme Court justices were belligerent to counsel and irascible toward their brother judges, Mr. Justice Middleton set a high standard of courtesy and civility that has carried on to the present day. Because (he) never sought attention or encouraged controversy, his contributions have been known heretofore only in legal circles. Yet here is a man whose written judgments are still cited fifty, sixty, even seventy years later, the judge who sat on 'the Great Stork Derby' case of the 1930s, and who decided which of the two litigious Kellogg brothers could sell his corn flakes in Canada. In addition, Middleton was a renowned botanist and legal scholar. The prison inmates of his Bible class knew him better and appreciated his exemplary character far more than the average citizen. (This book) is rich with anecdotage and presents important legal cases in a manner the general reader can understand and appreciate." Minor old tape residue at top/bottom edges of free endpapers, small corner crease on page 7, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small ink mark on bottomm edge of both boards. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one or two very tiny edge tears, minor rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE MAN OF CONFIDENCE: A GREEK POW IN WORLD WAR II., Aslanis, Anastasios.
4 Aslanis, Anastasios. THE MAN OF CONFIDENCE: A GREEK POW IN WORLD WAR II.
Manhattan, Kansas Sunflower University Press 1995 089745183X / 9780897451833 Very Good 
259 pp, 8vo (9" H). B&w photographs, plans, maps. "(The author) enlisted in the Royal Air Force at the air base in Heracleion at the age of 16. During the German invasion of Crete in May 1941, he was evacuated with other soldiers to the HMS Hereward. When the Hereward was sunk by German warplanes, Aslanis was captured by the Italians and was interned in POW camps in Italy and Germany until early 1945, when he was repatriated by Allied forces and returned home." These are his reminiscences of his experiences as a prisoner of war. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing, very small scuffs on front hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
5 Aue, Dave. Signed. THE MOCKING GLASS.
David E. Aue, n.p., 1992. 
319 pp, 8vo, HC in dust jacket. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON HALF-TITLE PAGE. "...the gripping story, of three people...covers a lot of ground - from a Canadian maternity ward to a U.S. prison, from Hell's Kitchen to the battlefields of Korea, and from a m igrant worker's barrack to the mountains of Chile..." Dust jacket has light edgewear/rubbing/wrinkling, minor soiling. VG+/VG- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
6 Bacque, James. (Raoul Laporterie.) JUST RAOUL: THE PRIVATE WAR AGAINST THE NAZIS OF RAOUL LAPORTERIE, WHO SAVED OVER 1,600 LIVES IN FRANCE.
Prima, Rocklin, CA, 1992, first edition. 
192 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1559581425 Map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "In German-occupied France in 1940, only a few people refused to give up the great ideals of their country - liberty, equality, and fraternity. O ne of these was Raoul Laporterie. Starting right after the fall of France, he supplied false documents, money, transport, and shelter to more than 1,600 people. Those rescued were chiefly Sephardic Jews of Bordeaux, but also included a co v e y o f n uns, some French soldiers evading prison camps, and Allied flyers fleeing captivity. He was assisted by his wife, Laure, and his daughter, Irene, his employees in his clothing stores, and all the residents of the village of Bascons, ne ar t h e bo r de r between Occupied and Vichy France, where he was mayor. Risking death daily, Laporterie managed to outmaneuver and fool the Germans repeatedly. A true Christian, he loved others regardless of the consequences. Today, at ag e 9 4, he ha s rec ei ved m a ny honours from the governments of France and Israel. This is his dramatic story." Minor edge wear, minor browning on bottom front edge. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine, very light wrinkling/tin y te ar at bot to m of re ar f lap -f old, minor rubbing, very minor edge wear/wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
A WARTIME LOG., Beltrone, Art and Beltrone, Lee.
7 Beltrone, Art and Beltrone, Lee. A WARTIME LOG.
Charlottesville, Virginia Howell 1994 0943231906 / 9780943231907 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good Signed by Authors.
208 pp, 9 3/4" H. Signed on front free endpaper: "Art Beltrone / Lee Beltrone". Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. "With watercolors extracted from food can labels and paint brushes made from their own hair, downed World War II American airmen recreated their recollections of combat and experiences as prisoners of war in blank books provided by the Y.M.C.A. With remarkable ingenuity and creativity, prisoners used their Wartime Logs as a mental escape from the physical confinement of German prison camps. Sketches, illustrations, poetry, diary entries - all were recorded in each prisoner's log book. (This book), printed and bound in roughly the size and format of the originals, features artwork and anecdotes from more than a dozen log books kept by U.S. Army Air Force pilots and crewmen held prisoner in German camps during WWII. Adventure, boredom, laughter, horror, and courage fill these pages. (It) provides a unique look into a chapter of history that should never be forgotten and will inspire us all." Minor lean to spine, slight waviness to top/bottom edges of text block. Dust jacket has some light edge wrinkling, light rubbing on panels, three very small dents on rear hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MADAME TUSSAUD:  A LIFE IN WAX., Berridge, Kate.
8 Berridge, Kate. MADAME TUSSAUD: A LIFE IN WAX.
Toronto HarperCollins 2006 0002008122 / 9780002008129 First Edition Very Good Very Good 
352 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "When she died in London at the age of ninety, a survivor of one of the most tumultuous epochs in history, Madame Tussaud had travelled far from her inauspicious beginnings in Strasbourg as the daughter of a common soldier and a housekeeper. Moving to Paris as a child, Marie climbed through the ranks of French society as the protegee of charmismatic showman artist Philippe Curtius, and witnessed the French Revolution in all its grisly detail. She survived the Terror and moved to London, where she struggled to find a foothold amidst the desperate competition of showmen from all over Europe. Her touring years were studded with drama and danger, and twice she nearly lost her life and livelihood - first in a shipwreck and then at the hands of a rampaging mob in the Reform riots of 1831. The core of her exhibition was Revolutionary relics given extra potency by her victim survivor status and the famous claims that she was forced to cast the death masks of Marie Antoinette and other members of the royal family, whom she had known personally when employed to teach modelling at Versailles. But did her desire to make a compelling and commercial spectacle of the events unfolding around her extend to moulding her own dramatic story? The story of a business empire sculpted out of the ashes of one of history's most turbulent periods reveal a woman who - in exploiting the human fascination with the rich, the famous and the infamous - was far ahead of her time." Very small bump at bottom corner of both boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
I HAVE NO REGRETS: THE STRANGE LIFE OF A DIPLOMAT-VAGRANT., Bringolf, Lieutenant.  Edited by Blaise Cendrars.  Translated from the French by Warre B. Wells.
9 Bringolf, Lieutenant. Edited by Blaise Cendrars. Translated from the French by Warre B. Wells. I HAVE NO REGRETS: THE STRANGE LIFE OF A DIPLOMAT-VAGRANT.
New York E.P. Dutton 1932 First U.S. Edition Good No Jacket 
286 pp, 8vo (8 13/16") H, green cloth with black lettering on spine and front board - no dust jacket. B&w photographs (collated). "Brilliant Embassy Attache in the capitals of Europe and patron of pawnbrokers; favourite partner at Court balls in Vienna and Berlin, and dishwasher at the Savoy Hotel in Rosario de Santa-Fe in Argentina; courtier and lover of Princesses, and old offender at the Assize Court; member of the 'Guestphalia' student corps at Heidelberg, and on the roll-call of the Foreign Legion; hero of many battles of the Great War, and nameless stoker on board the steamer 'Sylvia'; honoured guest in hotels de luxe, and unwilling guest in the forbidding dungeons of La Guadalupe prison at Lima in Peru; as well known to the attendants in the sleeping-cars of the great international expresses as to the drivers of prison vans; sleeping under bridges, or renting princely apartments; with handcuffs on his wrists today, and decorated with the Legion of Honour tomorrow; regarded by some as a crook, and by others as a hero; ever wavering despite himself between good and evil - in the end he succeeded in reconciling his temperament with the world, and, since he is no more, I can make public today these fragments of the 'Memoirs' of the late Lieutenant Bringolf." Foreword - Blais Cendrars. Browning to endpapers, scattered tiny foxing marks and light dust soiling on top of text block, slight browning to fore-edge of text block, light sun fading and tiny foxing marks on edges of boards, heavy sun fading to rear hinge and spine color - lettering still very legible, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - tiny tear at bottom of spine, tiny foxing marks on parts of rear board. 
Price: 72.50 USD
 
 
THE SPIRITUAL MANDELA:  FAITH AND RELIGION IN THE LIFE OF NELSON MANDELA., Cruywagen, Dennis.  (Nelson Mandela.)
10 Cruywagen, Dennis. (Nelson Mandela.) THE SPIRITUAL MANDELA: FAITH AND RELIGION IN THE LIFE OF NELSON MANDELA.
Watertown, MA Imagine 2018 1623545307 / 9781623545307 First American Edition Near Fine Very Good+ 
224 pp, 9 1/4" H. "Nelson Mandela revealed nothing about his personal religious beliefs in his writings or in his public pronouncements. He purposely avoided discussing them in his autobiography for political reasons, but those who were closest to him knew he held Christian views. At Mandela's request, the final components of his funeral followed the Methodist service. 'The Spiritual Mandela' explores the ways in which Nelson Mandela balanced Christianity with traditional African beliefs and with his political views, and how he reconciled his faith with the fact that religion had often been used as a tool to oppress his people. (The author) traces the spiritual aspects of Mandela's life from his youth in a Thembu village, to his education at Wesleyan and Methodist mission schools, to his time as an activist, his incarceration on Robben Island, and the years thereafter." A few very tiny dents on bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
IN ENEMY HANDS:  CANADIAN PRISONERS OF WAR, 1939-45., Dancocks, Daniel G.
11 Dancocks, Daniel G. IN ENEMY HANDS: CANADIAN PRISONERS OF WAR, 1939-45.
Hurtig, Edmonton, (1983). 
303 pp, 8vo, Hardcover in dust jacket. ISBN 0888302401 B&w photos. "There were more than nine thousand Canadians taken prisoner during World War II. Here, in their own words, are the stories of 165 of them - soldiers, airmen, sailors, captured i n Europe and the Far East and imprisoned in camps in Germany, Italy, Hong Kong, and Japan. Forty years after the event, they retell their remarkable adventures." Light old tape marks on free end papers, previous owner's name on free front e n d p a p e r, light dust staining/foxing on top of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, slight waviness at edges, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
A LEAP IN THE DARK:  A WELSH AIRMAN'S ADVENTURES IN OCCUPIED EUROPE., Davies, James Arthur.
12 Davies, James Arthur. A LEAP IN THE DARK: A WELSH AIRMAN'S ADVENTURES IN OCCUPIED EUROPE.
London Leo Cooper 1994 0850523141 / 9780850523140 First Edition Very Good - Very Good Max Schindler, wraparound dust jacket art. 
170 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, map. Jim Davies' story of being shot down over Holland in World War II, of evading capture with the help of the Dutch Resistance, only to be betrayed in the end by a double agent. Sent to a prisoner-of-war camp in Poland, he later assumed that he would be liberated by the Russians at the end of the war, but the Germans took the prisoners with them as they retreated. "(A)n inspiring story of great courage and self-sacrifice in the face of appalling hardship and constant danger." Minor wrinkle at top/bottom of spine, approx. 4" x 1/2" uneven piece missing from margin of page 39/40 - manufacturing flaw - not affecting text. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A LEAP IN THE DARK:  A WELSH AIRMAN'S ADVENTURES IN OCCUPIED EUROPE., Davies, James Arthur.
13 Davies, James Arthur. A LEAP IN THE DARK: A WELSH AIRMAN'S ADVENTURES IN OCCUPIED EUROPE.
London Leo Cooper 1994 0850523141 / 9780850523140 First Edition Fine Very Good+ Max Schindler, wraparound dust jacket art. 
170 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, map. Jim Davies' story of being shot down over Holland in World War II, of evading capture with the help of the Dutch Resistance, only to be betrayed in the end by a double agent. Sent to a prisoner-of-war camp in Poland, he later assumed that he would be liberated by the Russians at the end of the war, but the Germans took the prisoners with them as they retreated. "(A)n inspiring story of great courage and self-sacrifice in the face of appalling hardship and constant danger." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top edge, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MAIDEN VOYAGES;  TALES OF YOUNG SEAMEN.  VINDI BOYS' FIRST TRIPS TO SEA., Derham, Roy, arranged and edited by.  Inscribed.
14 Derham, Roy, arranged and edited by. Inscribed. MAIDEN VOYAGES; TALES OF YOUNG SEAMEN. VINDI BOYS' FIRST TRIPS TO SEA.
Buckingham Baron 2002 0860236714 / 9780860236719 Limited Edition Very Good+ 
211 pp, 8vo (8 13/16" H). Number 528 of a limited edition. INSCRIBED ON LIMITATION PAGE, "WITH BEST WISHES, ROY DERHAM". B&w illustrations. "Twelve weeks with TS 'Vindicatrix' prepared young lads for a life at sea, but not for the first trip - on liner, coaster, collier or cargo boat, cruise ship, tanker or tramp steamer. Often bullied, invariably seasick; cold, wet, hungry and initially miserable, most matured to become old hands - stewards, cooks or sometimes Master. Others swore never to go to sea again, and over four hundred lost their young lives for their country. Many became Distressed Seamen, yet survived. Some were torpedoed, sometimes more than once; some found themselves in prison camps. Others sailed to exotic places and met strange people. A few jumped ship and several fell overboard. Some were pushed. Most of them had strange experiences, saw far flung lands, and made lifetime friends. Many fell in love with the sea while some hated it but it earnt the respect of them all. Most express few regrets and all those in this book remember it well - that first trip as a graduate Vindi-boy, untried, uncertain and just a little afraid. This is the sum of the maiden voyages of over fifty Vindi-boys, who learnt their trade with the old lady of Sharpness between 1939 and 1966." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - spine very slightly cocked, very minor edge wear. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
BARNABY RUDGE., Dickens, Charles.
15 Dickens, Charles. BARNABY RUDGE.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Very Good 
639 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H). Thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt. Burgundy endpapers, b&w frontispiece. **No dustjacket or slipcase.** Set at the time of the anti-Catholic Gordon Riots in London, this is a tale of murder, deception, social unrest and romance. Previous owner's name in ink on front free endpaper, light edge wear, two very small scuffs on rear hinge, very light browning to fore-edge of text block. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
16 Dominy, John. Foreword by Airey Neave. THE SERGEANT ESCAPERS.
Ian Allan, London, (1974), Ist edition. 
136 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos. "Less well known (than stories of the Colditz and Stalag III escapers) but equally heroic were those of the large numbers of Royal Air Force NCO pilots, observers and air gunners who fell into German hands...A particularly notorius NCO camp was Heydekrug on the Baltic coast in what was East Prussia - the scene of one of the most remarkable POW exploits of the war. A tough, daring and resourceful escaper, Warrant Officer George Grimson, succeeded in establishing an escape route within Nazi Germany itself. Destined to be one of the great classic escape books, 'Sergeant Escapers' tells the story of George Grimson and his fellow NCOs and their attempt, successful and unsuccessful, to outwit their captors, frequently in conditions that made Colditz look like a rest camp. The author...was himself a POW and an eye-witness to the unfolding drama of the Grimson escape saga." Previous owner's bookplate on free front endpaper, minor edge wear to boards, spine has glossy finish, front and rear boards are matt with some overspray from spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear, light rubbing, small closed tear on front hinge. VG-/VG- 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
THE WAR DIARIES OF WEARY DUNLOP.  JAVA AND THE BURMA-THAILAND RAILWAY, 1942-1945., Dunlop, E.E.  Foreword by Colonel Sir Laurens van der Post.
17 Dunlop, E.E. Foreword by Colonel Sir Laurens van der Post. THE WAR DIARIES OF WEARY DUNLOP. JAVA AND THE BURMA-THAILAND RAILWAY, 1942-1945.
Victoria, Australia. Penguin 1990 0140128611 / 9780140128611 Sixth printing Very Good+ 
475 pp, 7 3/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "This (is the) fascinating account of Sir Edward Dunlop's experiences as senior medical officer in prisoner-of-war camps in Java and on the Burma-Thailand Railway." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to edges of text block, light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
JOURNAL OF MY LIFE DURING THE FRENCH REVOLUTION., Elliott, Grace Dalrymple.
18 Elliott, Grace Dalrymple. JOURNAL OF MY LIFE DURING THE FRENCH REVOLUTION.
n.p. Rodale Press Very Good Very Good 
153 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H) - green cloth spine with gold lettering, pale pink boards with red crest on front board, glassine dust jacket, pale green wraparound band with title in black and illustration of a lady in red on front and back and price $3.95 on inside of front flap, plain red slipcase, no date. Illustrated. King George III's physician was also Mrs Elliot's physician and the King became intrigued with stories the doctor related to him of Mrs Elliott's experiences in Paris at the time of the French Revolution. At his request, she committed the story to paper. Contents: Preface; The Outbreak of the Revolution; Marie Antoinette / the Revolution at Brussels; The escape and recapture of the Royal Family; My adventures in aiding M. de Chansenets; The murder of Louis XVI and my arrest; My examination by the Comite Revolutionnaire; My arrest and confinement in the Recollets; The execution of d'Orleans / I am removed to the Carmes; The Editor's conclusion. Very tiny dint on front board, very minor soiling a few tiny dints on top/bottom edges of boards. Dust jacket has very light wear and wrinkling at bottom of hinges and flap-folds, very small tear with crease at top of rear flap-fold - archivally taped. Wraparound band has very light browning on spine and flap-folds. Slipcase has light wear at corners, light rubbing, very small bump at one bottom front corner, slight colour fading at front edges, crease/bend at bottom corner of one side panel. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
AMELIA.  3 VOLUME SET., Fielding, Henry.
19 Fielding, Henry. AMELIA. 3 VOLUME SET.
London C. Cooke Good J. De Wilde, R. Corbould. 
208 pp, 200 pp, 216 pp - 16 mo (6 1/8" H). No date - c1800. Leather spines with five raised bands with gilt banding, red leather title label with gilt lettering. Leather corners, brown paper-covered boards. Edges of text block untrimmed. Six b&w plates in total, all noted as printed for C. Cooke, 1793 - three in V.1 (two by J. De Wild, one by R. Corbould), one in V.2 (R. Corbold) and two in V.3 (R. Corbould). Small b&w decoration on each title page and small b&w decorative tailpiece at the end of V.2 & V.3. Charles Cooke was located at 17 Paternoster Row from 1789-1817, and began publishing a series of small format classics "embellished with engravings c1793." "Amelia" is a tale that begins with the marriage of Amelia Harris, the daughter of a wealthy widow, to Captain William Booth. They elope, as Mrs. Harris disapproves of the match - seemingly with cause - and we follow the virtuous wife and the unreliable husband through gambling, debt, imprisonment, infidelity and all the 'delights' of 18th century London. All volumes have heavy browning at corners of endpapers caused by leather, browning migrates slightly into some parts of the adjacent pages - also there are scattered foxing marks. Pages opposite illustration pages show light browning due to offset from illustration. Volume 1 has a corner piece missing from the title page; a small hole in two lines of text of page leaf 171/172 and a small chip in the the top margin; a few dark foxing marks on pages 202 and 203 which migrate lightly into adjacent pages; a few pages with foxing marks towards front of book; three puncture marks in the left margin of one plate (not affecting the illustration). Volume 2 has two page leaves with a piece missing from the fore-edge margin only - caused by opening of pages; three puncture marks in the left margin of plate (not affecting the illustration). Volume 3 has a small piece missing from the bottom corner of page leaf 163/164; three puncture marks in the left margin of both plate (not affecting the illustration). All volumes have tiny scuff marks and a few small stains on boards, darkenied edges to text blocks and scattered foxing marks, light to moderate edge wear, a few tiny scuffs to leather on spine. 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
LONG KNIVES AND SHORT MEMORIES: THE SPANDAU PRISON STORY., Fishman, Jack.
20 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
 
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