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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 Hard Cover 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
London Folio Society 2011 Hard Cover Near Fine 
283 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), bound in three-quarter black buckram with printed front board - in slipcase. Map endpapers, colour illustrations. With a revised and updated Foreword by the author. Minor rubbing on slipcase. 
Price: 30.00 USD
3 Bowen, Robert; Baxter, I.M.; Knight, Ian; Turnbull, Stephen; Leigh, Mark; Krott, Rob. MILITARY ILLUSTRATED. NO. 159.
Publishing News Ltd., London, 2001. 
66 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format - stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, drawings, reproductions. Contents: Screaming Eagles at Bastogne: Caught in German Surprise Attack; Zhukov - Defender of R ussia: Surviving under Stalin; Battle of Blood River: Boer Fight for Vengeance; Suicide at Kamakura: Wagnerian end to Samurai dynasty; Red Storm in the East: Crushing the Japanese (WWII); Combat Jump in the Congo: Rescue mission in heart of darkness (1964); Not a good year (re-enactments). Interior - light cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light wear on spine, minor wrinkling on covers at spine and at edges, very light browning to edges of textblock. VG+ 
Price: 9.95 USD
THE NAZI SECRET SERVICE., Brissaud, Andre.  Translated from the French by Milton Waldman.
4 Brissaud, Andre. Translated from the French by Milton Waldman. THE NAZI SECRET SERVICE.
Bodley Head, London, 1974. 
320 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0370106644 B&w photographs, tables. "(The) achievements of Heydrich's Secret Service up to 1940 are here recounted by Andre Brissaud, a veteran journalist who has tenaciously assembled his d ossier and scrupulously compared all available evidence, spoken and written, including a long private interview with Walter Schellenberg, S.S. Counter-Espionage chief." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor edge wear, tiny dints on edges o f b o a rds very light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has very small tears and chips - mainly at top of spine, light rubbing/soiling, light browning - mainly on spine/flap-folds, 3" split on rear hinge - archivally taped. Very Go o d/ Go o d 
Price: 12.50 USD
5 Burrs, Mick. (Inscribed by author on free front endpaper.) DARK HALO.
Coteau, (Regina, SK, 1993). 
103 pp, 8vo, soft cover. LARGE INSCRIPTION BY AUTHOR ON FREE FRONT ENDPAPER. "Hitler and Stalin stalk these poems. Mick Burrs examines the Fuehrer's love of King Kong. He probes Stalin's relationship with his washerwoman mother, who knew him as her little 'ZoZo'. He confronts the kind of mind that can reduce individuals to political symbols or mere numbers. But tyrants are not only found in political office. He sees a direct connection between the rise of the modern dictator and the phe onomenon of the multiple murderer. 'Every multiple murderer is a miniature tyrant,' Burrs writes; 'he only lacks an enormous arsenal, a loyal following, and a sacred cause'." Interior - clean and tight. Exterior - minor edgewear/rubbi n g , s p i n e i s flat and uncreased. VG+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
Toronto McGraw-Hill Ryerson, Toronto, (1996), Ist edition. 1996 0075527138 / 9780075527138 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
255 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Illustrated witrh b&w photographs and maps. "(D)raws on original sources - personal letters and diary entries, and powerful photographs - to evoke the mood of those momentous years. The thoughts, hopes, dreams, fears, and heartbreaks of the generations of Canadians who faced the war are captured." Minor edge wear, small bump at bottom of front hinge and spine, crease in paper down front board, light waviness to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light to moderate rubbing - no color loss, soft crease at top of rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
New York Konecky & Konecky 156852059X / 9781568520599 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
566 pp, 9 1/2" H. Undated reprint of the 1945 edition, c1999. A volume in the "Leaders of Our Time" series. "On June 6, 1944, a decisive day in the history of the Western World, the radio had been blaring reports of the progress of American troops on the Normandy beachhead since long before dawn. The man whose portrait is examined in this book had reached the supreme moment of his career. This work is a first hand account of Dwight D. Eisenhower from his early years in Texas through his military service in World War II. It documents his training at West Point, his tour of duty in WWI and then his meteoric rise as war leader and stateman in World War II. Extensive interviews that the author conducted with Eisenhower in London in the days leading up to the Normandy invasion shed new light on the strategic thinking that lay behind the momentous plans that were then being formulated. They also provide an intimate look at Eisenhower the man and the deeply held sense of values that would see him through the war and then later inform his tenure as president of the United States." Minor browning at top edge of spine, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very small dent on front hinge. 
Price: 17.50 USD
Constable & Robinson, London, 2009. 
332 pp, 7 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 9781845299217 B&w illustrations. "Out of the ashes of the Cold War, a new superpower has emerged. From the collapse of the Soviet Union to the rise of the oligarchs, the presidency of Vladimir Putin, and the sh ifting balance of power between the world's superpowers, the Britannica Guide offers a comprehensive account of the history of this complex and fascinating nation since 1917. The Guide also gives a panoramic overview of the everyday life and r i c h c ulture of Russia, including portraits of the great writers, artists, and thinkers who have shaped the country. In her wide-ranging introduction, political commentator Mary Dejevsky looks at the recent past and the possible future for Ru s si a as i t r egains its status in the new world order." Interior - very soft corner crease on pages 221 to 241, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Near Fine 
Price: 10.00 USD
Tri-Service, (London, 1990), revised and updated edition. 
229 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. Contents: Changing Soviet views on theatre warfare - from Stalin to Gorbachev; Soviet dual-capable theatre forces; The Soviet approach to theatre force employment; The role of Soviet theatre forces in multiple contingencies; Arms control and Soviet military strategy; Implications for Western security and arms control policy; Bibliography. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor rubbing. NF 
Price: 15.00 USD
Ernest Benn, London, 1950, 2nd edition. 
376 pp, 8 5/8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "....Peter is recognized by students of Russian history as the Tsar who started that country on her leftward course - in Russia his statues still remain. Autocrat and constructive re volutionary, his like did not recur among the later Romanoffs, and it is to Peter that Stalin has been said to turn for a model on which to shape the prerogatives of absolutism. But Stephen Graham does not theorize or make political generali z a t i o n s in this biography. With precision and detachment, he tells us what the Tsar did, and how he behaved from day to day, leaving us to draw our own conclusions as to the motives that inspired this intriguing monarch. The narrative is sw if t an d vi vi d, the style is easy and confident. (His) valuation of Peter has been descibed as an ikon framed in the designs and patterns of his public and private life." One slight small corner bump, a few faint foxing marks on front board, s mal l com pa ny lab el on front pastedown, slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor browning and foxing on endpapers, very small ink stain in margin of page 165, tiny foxing marks and slight browning on top of text block. Dust jacket has wrin klin g and ver y s mall ch ips/tears at top of spine, light edge wear/wrinkling, light foxing marks - mainly on inside surface, light soiling, old price label on front flap. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1982 0802055419 / 9780802055415 First Edition Hard Cover 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
London Arms and Armour 1997 1854093436 / 9781854093431 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
352 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, tables. "How close did the Luftwaffe come to winning the war for Germany? Did command errors contribute to the downfall? Could more, newer and better equipped aircraft have beaten the Allies, even after the failures of 1940? Could the Luftwaffe ever have survived the unreasonable dictates of the Fuhrer? By means of deeply researched analytical text and extensive appendices, the reader is guided through the complexities of the war from 1940 to D-Day and will gain an new understanding of how the Luftwaffe snatched defeat from the jaws of victory." Very light wrinkling at bottom of spine, remainder mark on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling and tiny chip at top/bottom of flap-folds also a tiny tear at top of rear flap-fold - archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
STALIN: THE HISTORY OF A DICTATOR., Hyde, H. Montgomery.  (Stalin.)
13 Hyde, H. Montgomery. (Stalin.) STALIN: THE HISTORY OF A DICTATOR.
London Rupert Hart-Davis 1971 0246640537 / 9780246640536 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ 
679 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). Map endpapers, b&w plates. "The son of a drunken and poverty-stricken Georgian cobbler, Stalin was born in a wooden shack in a small town in Transcaucasia in 1879. When he died at his country villa outside Moscow in 1953, he was the absolute ruler of more than two hundred million Soviet subjects whom he had governed from his office in the Kremlin for upwards of a quarter of a century through the most brutal system of police terror. 'Like Peter the Great, Stalin fought barbarism with barbarism', said his henchman Nikita Khruschev, 'but he was a great man'. This book is largely an endorsement of that opinion. But it will also adjust the traditional view in many important respects. For instance, (the author) shows clearly that while working with the Bolshevik group led by Lenin, before being co-opted onto the party central committee in 1912, Stalin was also an informer for the Tsarist secret police. He describes how (Stalin) used his position as General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party to build up his pattern of dictatorial rule, and eliminate all his opponents, real or supposed, including Trotsky and virtually the whole of the Bolshevik Old Guard. He examines his role as Commander-in-Chief of Soviet forces during the War, and shows that though he constantly interfered with the conduct of operations, he was by no means the military ignoramus portrayed by Kruschev. (Hyde ) traces in detail the means by which Stalin was able to outwit both Churchill and Roosevelt at their various wartime conferences. Finally he describes how Stalin, by now a paranoiac, was prevented only by sudden illness and death from slaughtering all his remaining close colleagues in the Politburo. Using a mass of little-known Russian language sources as well as such important manuscript collections as the Tsarist secret police archives, the Trotsky papers, and the confidential reports from the British Embassy in Moscow, (Hyde) has produced a biography which is not only readable, but likely to prove the definitive study of this most successful dictator of modern times." Previous owner's signature on half -title page, short light ink mark on verso of frontispiece - also tiny mark on title page, very small slub in paper on free front endpaper, large dog-ear crease on page 417, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light soiling to edges of textblock, light line rub down rear board, slight bump to three corners. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light edge wear, moderate edge wrinkling, a few tiny/small chips and tears, a few tiny dints on panels, line rub down rear panel and also a tiny dent, very light rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
Toronto Macmillan Company of Canada 1932 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
112 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H). Contents: Systems and Men; The Appeal and Challenge of Communism; Marxism - The New Religion; The Russian and the Bolshevik; The Political Psychology of the Russian; Stalin and the Communist Course; The Reckoning. Gift inscription on free front endpaper, light edge wear, light wrinkle at top of spine, light dust soiling on top of textblock. Dust jacket has light browning on spine and flap-folds, tiny chips at top of spine and flap-folds, light edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Macmillan, New York, (1973), Ist edition. 
265 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos. "On the night of June 21, 1944, the Luftwaffe attacked the American air base at Poltava. Unchallenged by the Red Air Force (who were to have provided all air defense), the Germans bombed the field for more than an hour, damaging or destroying more than sixty B-17s, along with virtually the entire supply of fuel, ammunition, and material at Poltava. Why did this tragedy occur? Infield has unearthed evidence that it probably happened on orders from the Kremlin. Stalin, he maintains, was looking not toward the immediate goal of defeating the Axis powers, but toward his own long-range plans for world domination: the Soviet dictator saw 'Operation Franti c' a s a wa y of ma ki ng U.S. forces look impotent, while still making possible the continued flow of American military equipment and know-how. As a result, the hard work of many courageous and resourceful men - captured in Infield's astute character sketches and vivid combat narratives - was largely wasted...(Infield also writes that) the Poltava affair was a clear warning of the rigid polarization that would mark the post-war world." Previous owner's name inked out on free front endpaper. Dust jacket is price clipped, light to moderate edge wear, a few small closed tears - some with creases, 1 1/2" x 1/4" chip at top of rear panel, very slight fading to spine, light rubbing, crease down front flap, stain at bottom inside edge of spine. VG/ G 
Price: 10.00 USD
16 Jones, Ken, editor. MILITARY MODELLING. VOLUME 27 NO. 12 1997
Hemel Hempstead Nexus 1997 008198277 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
66 pp, 11 5/8" H. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, drawings. Contents: Horatio Nelson: Making a 120mm figure of Britain's famous Admiral at Trafalgar 1805; One for the Album: German World War One combat photographer - a 120mm conversion; Grievous Bodily Harm: Convert a David Grieve Scots Guardsman into an Indian Cavalryman; SCAHMS '97: Photo report on the Southern California Area Historical Modelling Society's show; Upgrading Tamiya's Stalin: Converting the Tamiya IS-3 tank into the IS-3m; Joseph Stalin Three in Close Up; Lots of photographs of the Russian tank for modellers; Notice Board: All the latest news for military modellers; Observation Post: The monthly news column for wargarmers; On Parade!: Books Reviewed; Soldier Box: A monthly column for collectors of toy soldiers; Readers' Models: A chance to see your model in colour in the world's leading military modelling magazine; Despatch: Readers' letters; Small Scale Scene: Monthly column for military vehicle modellers; "ATTEN-SHUN!": New products reviewed. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light wear on spine, small soft crease at bottom corner of front cover - migrates into half the pages. 
Price: 10.00 USD
17 Kaiser, Robert G. COLD WINTER, COLD WAR.
Stein and Day, New York, 1974, first edition. 
226 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0812816250 "....sheds new light on the origins of the Cold War. (Kaiser) brings into the debate factors that others have ignored, most notably the influence on foreign policy of domes tic political and economic conditions in 1946 and 1947 in the United States and Great Britain. 'The Truman Doctrine - the beginning of the Cold War - was closely tied to the events of its time, events largely forgotten now, but crucially i m p o r t a n t then', writes Kaiser. 'Who recalls the fuel crisis of February, 1947, when Britain appeared for a moment on the verge of utter collapse? Yet without the crisis, there would have been no Truman Doctrine and no Marshall Plan in 1947 . W ho r ec al ls t h e strength of the anti-British feeling in the American Congress after the War? Yet it was that emotion, and President Truman's fear of its influence, that was largely responsible for the strident tone of the Truman Doctrine s pee ch. ' (Th is boo k) is more than a reassessment. It is based in part on the author's personal interviews with world leaders who played important parts in the events discussed - Dean Acheson, Clark Clifford, Averell Harriman, Clement Atlee, and Ric hard H .S. Cro ssma n, amo ng others." Small ridge and corresponding dint on front endpapers, small sticker ghost mark on free front endpaper, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor browning to edges of boards. Dust jacket ha s mo derat e edg e w ear/ crea sing at top/ bottom of spine and flap-folds - heavier at top of spine with one tear, light rubbing, a few very small edge tears. Very Good/Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
New York Harper & Row 1987 0060158123 / 9780060158125 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
998 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Map endpapers. B&w maps. "World War II eventually involved every major power in the world, and before it was over some fifty million people lost their lives. (This) is a complete political and military history of World War II. Written with the pace and sweep of a fine novel, it makes the period, its major leaders, and the events not only comprehensible but also alive and real. Robert Leckie begins his book with the punitive treaty of Versailles and the fumbling efforts of the Western democracies to cope with the rise of Mussolini and Hitler. He draws vivid profiles of the political leaders, generals, and admirals who created and fought the war; describes the battles; analyzes the military strategy; considers the economic and political factors; and tells of the daily lives of those who were engaged on the far-flung fronts and those who endured at home. Churchill, Stalin, Roosevelt, MacArthur, Tojo, Eisenhower, Montgomery, Rommel and many other fascinating individuals become live protagonists on the stage sets of such dramatic sites as Stalingrad, Tobruk, Guadalcanal, Dunkirk, Leningrad, Monte Cassino, Midway, Omaha Beach, and Iwo Jima. Readers of all ages will find Leckie's powerful, action-packed narrative both compelling and comprehensive, and they will gain fascinating insights into one of the greatest and most awful events in human history." Minor browning on top of text block, minor soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light fading to spine color, light edge wear, a few tiny edge tears - one with crease and taped, minor browning at edges. 
Price: 25.00 USD
19 Lucas, James. RED EAGLE. JACKBOOT SERIES 003.
Halifax, West Yorkshire Shelf Books 2000 189976500X / 9781899765003 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good+ 
164 pp, 8 1/8" H. "How would the history of the world have differed had Stalin perished at the hands of an assassin? Not at the hands of a German but of a patriotic Russian who, like General Andrei Vlasov and hundreds of thousands of others, loathed the Bolshevik regime and the Georgian dictator enough to welcome the Wehrmacht as liberators. Not only love of Russia, but a passionate need to avenge the atrocities inflicted on his family drove Lt Feodor Makhailovich Savrin to volunteer for the mission, calmly accepting the certain fate of torture and death. Although the operation was doomed from the outset - betrayed by a highly-placed 'mole' in the SS - Savrin penetrated the Kremlin's security and lay in wait for Stalin to pass by. As his target came into view, he took aim and fired - ." Military fiction by a well-known military historian. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, one tiny corner crease on rear cover, small very faint sticker mark. 
Price: 20.00 USD
A WORLD IN FLAMES, 1944-1945.  A PORTRAIT OF WAR: PART TWO., Malone, Richard S.
20 Malone, Richard S. A WORLD IN FLAMES, 1944-1945. A PORTRAIT OF WAR: PART TWO.
Toronto Collins 1984 0002172798 / 9780002172790 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
318 pp, 9 3/4" H. B&w photographs, map. "In 1944, when this book begins, Richard Malone had been transferred from the Italian front back to England to take part in the Normandy landings. Trained before the war both as a soldier and a journalist, Malone had been seconded in 1940 from his regiment Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry as Staff Secretary to Col. J.L. Ralston, Canada's Minister of Defence. (Now) poised for D-Day, he held staff appointments at both Canadian Army and British 21st Army Group Headquarters and he was given charge of all Canadian Army Press and Psychological Warfare service in the field. The Canadians accounted for nearly a third of the forces landed on D-Day and Malone's description of the invasion, the battles of Normandy, the liberation of Paris and Brussels make fascinating reading. Also from his unique perspective Malone has much of interest to say about the great controversial issues of the times: Montgomery's leadership, Patton's gap, the rivalry between the British and American high commands, the Battle of the Bulge, Arnheim and the reason for its failure and others. In 1944 when the battle for Europe was clearly won, Malone was chosen to go out to the Pacific and establish relations with General MacArthur. He witnessed the Japanese surrender on the USS Missouri and was the first Canadian in Japan. He was in charge of the liberation of Canadian prisoners in Japan, China and Manchuria. His talks with Churchill, Alanbrooke, Montgomery, MacArthur, Beaverbrook, Ralston and other after the war add to our understanding of the part that Canada played in the Second World War." Very light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor browning at top edge of flaps, minor rubbing, minor wrinkling at top of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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