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THE HARPUR TRUST 1552-1973., Godber, Joyce.
121 Godber, Joyce. THE HARPUR TRUST 1552-1973.
Harpur Trust, Bedford, 1973, first edition. 
191 pp, small 4to (10" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0950291706 Map endpapers. B&w plates. "On 27 February 1574 died Sir William Harpur - a Bedford boy who went to London, became Lord Mayor, and endowed his old school. On 4 August 1873 Qu een Victoria approved a revision of the scheme under which the Harpur Trust operates. This book traces in lively detail the educational battles of the past up to those of today. It shows how the Trust till 1897 supplied practically all Be d f o r d ' s e ducation. It describes how government intervention obliged the Trust to concentrate on four main schools, which have since become know all over the world. The subject matter goes beyond Bedford and Bedfordshire. The book oulines th e ba si s fo r t he Trust's work, the development of farmland in the village of Holborn to becoming part of the heart of London. This endowment has made the Trust one of the most important educational foundations in the country. Comparisons wi th ot her sc ho ols i nd ica te the rich complexity of England's educational system. The influx of service and professional families brought to Bedford boys and girls who later served country and Commonwealth, and an appendix gives some indicatio n o f t heir ran ge of s erv ice ." Additional appendices: Officers of the Trust; Headmasters and Headmistresses; Memorials to Harpur; The exchange of 1654. Light edge wear, slight bump at bottom corner of front board, light wrinkling at bottom of spi ne, tiny speck on bott om o f te xtb lock. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, very light soiling and rubbing, tiny closed puncture on both flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
AFTER FLODDEN, Goring, Rosemary.
122 Goring, Rosemary. AFTER FLODDEN
Edinburgh Polygon 2013 9781849672720 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
331 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). Map. "1513: The bloody Battle of Flodden is over, the Scottish king is killed, the English rampantly victorious. The fighting may have finished but the real war has only just begun for Louise Brenier, a young woman searching for her brother lost in action at the battle. Louise enlists the help of James IV's right-hand man, Patrick Paniter, who is wracked with guilt at events leading up to the disastrous battle. He's only too happy to salve his conscience by helping Louise, but the news he brings isn't enough. Determined to find the truth herself, Louise sets off only swiftly to fall foul of the lawless clans ruling the wild borderland between Scotland and England. Five centuries after one of the most pivotal battles in British history, the story of those blood-soaked and ungovernable days is brought vividly to life in a tale rich in history, political intrigue, high adventure and romance." Minor edge wear. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CANADA'S ARMY:  WAGING WAR AND KEEPING THE PEACE., Granatstein, J.L.
123 Granatstein, J.L. CANADA'S ARMY: WAGING WAR AND KEEPING THE PEACE.
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 2002. 
519 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0802046916 B&w photographs, reproductions. "(This book) traces the full three-hundred-year history of the Canadian army, from its origins in New France, through the Conquest, the Revol utionary War and the War of 1812, Confederation, militia reform, the South African War, the two world wars, the Korean War, to postwar peacekeeping and peacemaking. Covering the major conflicts in depth, and exploring battles, tactics, and w e a p o n s , J.L. Granatstein also offers a rich analysis of the political context for the battles and events that shaped our understanding of the nation's army, not least the fluctuations of Canadian defence spending and the methods of raising mi li ta ry m an po we r. (He) pays particular homage to the foot soldier, interweaving personal anecdotes into the history...." Gift inscription on title page, minor bump at bottom corners of boards, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust ja cke t h as lig ht edg e w ear/wrinkling, crease down spine, light damp stain on lower front panel/front flap area, minor waviness. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WAR AND PEACEKEEPING:  FROM SOUTH AFRICA TO THE GULF - CANADA'S LIMITED WARS., Granatstein, J.L. and Bercuson, David J.
124 Granatstein, J.L. and Bercuson, David J. WAR AND PEACEKEEPING: FROM SOUTH AFRICA TO THE GULF - CANADA'S LIMITED WARS.
Key Porter, Toronto, 1991. 
266 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1550133551 Illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. "Canada's military history consists of more than participation in the two world wars. Fro m the Riel Rebellions and the Boer War, to the Korean War, the United Nations peacekeeping missions and the recent Gulf War, Canadians have fought and died on our own frontiers and on distant continents. (This book), a richly documented his t o r y o f Canada's other wars, portrays the gradual evolution of our fighting forces. The raw militia of a young country and the patriotic recruits who marched to Pretoria would, after the crucible of two great wars, develop into seasoned troop s wh o co u ld h o ld the line in the bitter trench battles of the Korean War or maintain the peace in political hotspots such as Cyprus and the Congo. When, at the end of the Second World War, the United Nations established an international army t o kee p the p eac e, Ca nada began to assume a major role as peacekeeper to the world. Today, Canadian men and women continue to serve wherever peace is threatened, in crises requiring not only military expertise but patience and diplomacy. Lavis hl y il lu stra ted wit h p hot ographs, engravings, and paintings drawn from many collections, 'War and Peacekeeping' tells the often neglected story of the 'little' wars which have contributed much to our military tradition." Small soft crease a t b ottom co rner of p ages 245 to e nd of book, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
125 Gravett, Christopher. Colour plates by Richard and Christa Hook. MEDIEVAL SIEGE WARFARE.
Osprey, Oxford, 2000, reprint. 
64 pp, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 1855329476 Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, drawings, plans, reproductions. "During the Middle Ages siege warfare played a vital role in military strategy. Sieges were far more numerous than pitched battles. Castles controlled the countryside around them and provided bases from which squadrons of knights could ride out to attack an enemy. Though battles tend to be remembered they were a dangerous gamble. Henry V won the French c rown not by the famous but rather empty victory of Agincourt, but by the series of sieges which followed." Interior - tiny letter written in ink on title page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbin g . V e r y Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
HASTINGS 1066:  THE FALL OF SAXON ENGLAND.  OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES 13., Gravett, Christopher.  General editor, David G. Chandler.
126 Gravett, Christopher. General editor, David G. Chandler. HASTINGS 1066: THE FALL OF SAXON ENGLAND. OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES 13.
(Osprey, London, 1997), reprint. 
96 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photos, reproductions, maps, battle plans, uniform studies. "The most famous battle in English history, Hastings was the culmination of one of the medieval world' s most daring military expeditions - and a truly decisive battle. It marked the end of Anglo-Saxon England, winning the land-hungry Normans a new kingdom, and ensuring that Britain's destiny lay in Western Europe rather than with Scandinavia." "The Osprey Campaign Series presents concise, authoritative accounts of the great conflicts of history. Each volume begins with an assessment of each commander's campaign strategy, then recounts the progress of the fighting, blow-by-blow. More than 90 illustrations, including maps, charts and colour plates accompany the text, and a series of three-dimensional battle maps mark the critical stages of the campaign. Each volume concludes with a brief guide to the battlefield today, and detailed notes for wargamers." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright, flat uncreased spine. NF 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
127 Green, David. BLENHEIM.
London Collins 1974 0002111772 / 9780002111775 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good 
162 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w and color photographs, maps, reproductions, details from Blenheim tapestries. "(S)kilfully draw(s) on contemporary records and illustrations to create this vivid evocation of the battle - Marlborough's attack on the fortified village of Blenheim, the courageous and generous action of his ally, Prince Eugene, the capture of Marshal Tallard and the rout of the French cavalry, many of whom perished in the Danube. Nor has the cost to the Allies been forgotten. Unpublished letter-books at Blenheim have been drawn upon to show Marlborough's care for the wounded and their nursing. Finally the author traces Marlborough's triumphal return to London and the building of Blenheim Palace before taking the reader on a brief stroll through the battlefield as it is today." Light cigarette odor, light browning to pages, browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket is price clipped, moderate edge wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, three small closed tears, browning to inside surface. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
AUGSBURG EAGLE:  A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY.  MESSERSCHMITT Bf 109., Green, William.
128 Green, William. AUGSBURG EAGLE: A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY. MESSERSCHMITT Bf 109.
Bourne End Aston 1987 0946627177 / 9780946627172 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
144 pp, 11 1/4" H. "The full and comprehensive story of one of the world's most famous fighter aircraft. The account is complete, from design and development through action in the Spanish Civil War, the air battles for Poland and France, the Eastern Front and service in Switzerland, Czecho-slovakia and Israel to its eventual retirement in Spain in 1967. The authoritative text is complemented by 200 superb black and white photographs and drawings, four cutaway drawings and 24 pages of full colour drawings showing the Bf 109 in its many guises." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny dint to top edge of boards. Dust jacket is price-clipped, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor edge wrinkling elsewhere. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
AUGSBURG EAGLE:  A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY.  MESSERSCHMITT Bf 109., Green, William.
129 Green, William. AUGSBURG EAGLE: A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY. MESSERSCHMITT Bf 109.
Bourne End Aston 1987 0946627177 / 9780946627172 Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ 
144 pp, 11 1/4" H. "The full and comprehensive story of one of the world's most famous fighter aircraft. The account is complete, from design and development through action in the Spanish Civil War, the air battles for Poland and France, the Eastern Front and service in Switzerland, Czecho-slovakia and Israel to its eventual retirement in Spain in 1967. The authoritative text is complemented by 200 superb black and white photographs and drawings, four cutaway drawings and 24 pages of full colour drawings showing the Bf 109 in its many guises." Slight twist to spine, very small bump to one corner, tiny bump to another, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small edge tear with crease at fore-edge of rear free endpaper - archivally taped. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wrinkling - mainly at top of spine and flap-folds, light wear at top/bottom of flap-folds. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
TALES OF FRESH-WATER FISHING., Grey, Zane.
130 Grey, Zane. TALES OF FRESH-WATER FISHING.
South Brunswick A.S. Barnes 1971 0498077896 / 9780498077890 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
277 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "(This book) was first published in 1928, and has now been reprinted in a new format. With the flick of his rod and a twist of his pen, this well-known sportsman-novelist takes you with him on his trips through inland waters. From Pennsylvania to Oregon, from the calm waters of the Delware to the rushing torrents of the Klamath River, Mr. Grey casts and strikes his way. Salmon, black bass, and steelhead trout come tumbling to his line, though none too easily. There are many disappointments and many battles lost. The author tells stories of his fishing adventures with excitement and zeal. His vivid descriptions of the places he fished and the people he fished with are filled with enthusiasm. You'll learn about his techniques for outwitting the piscatorial species and the variety of baits he experimented with. You'll read about the many types of reels and rods, and those that he used. Come with Zane Grey as he takes you to the Rogue River, the most beautiful stream in Oregon, and the coldest, deepest, and swiftest he ever fished. Read about Ken, a fellow fisherman, who followed his catch down Rocky Riffle, forgetting about the deep channel below. Feel the author's anxiety as he battles with a Chinook salmon on the line. The long tug gave him aching arms and cramped hands, but he won - a prize 57-pound beauty. The 100 illustrations, many of them full-page photographs taken by the author, give you an even fuller opportunity of following every joyous tug of the line." Book slightly twisted, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, several very small tears - one with crease, very light browning on spine and flap-folds, light rubbing with light color loss on front panel. 
Price: 42.50 USD
 
 
VAMPIRE: THE MASQUERADE. 6 BOOKS FROM THE CLAN NOVEL SERIES: TZIMSCE / GANGREL / SETITE / RAVNOS / GIOVANNI / ANTHOLOGY.  (WORLD OF DARKNESS.), Griffin, Eric; Fleming, Gherbod; Ryan, Kathleen; Achilli, Justin; Wieck, Stewart (editor); Baugh, Bruce; Hatch, Robert; Dansky, Richard.
131 Griffin, Eric; Fleming, Gherbod; Ryan, Kathleen; Achilli, Justin; Wieck, Stewart (editor); Baugh, Bruce; Hatch, Robert; Dansky, Richard. VAMPIRE: THE MASQUERADE. 6 BOOKS FROM THE CLAN NOVEL SERIES: TZIMSCE / GANGREL / SETITE / RAVNOS / GIOVANNI / ANTHOLOGY. (WORLD OF DARKNESS.)
Clarkston, GA White Wolf Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good+ John Van Fleet, cover art. 
Five assorted Clan Novels from the World of Darkness "Vampire: The Masquerade" series plus the Anthology - six books in total, each approx. 7" H. 1. Tzimisce - 273 pp + excerpts of two other novels, 1999 first printing, ISBN 1565048024 - "For hundreds of years Camarilla vampires have preserved the Masquerade - an intricate dance of deception, misdirection and manipulation that conceals their nocturnal predations from mortal eyes. Now, the Sabbat are about to crash their party." 2. Gangrel - 271 pp + excerpts, 1999 second printing, ISBN 1565048032 - "Ramona and her friends have learned this much: What they don't know can kill them - and will, if given a chance. Their watchword: beware! Beware of other vampires - the Sabbat's conscienceless killers. Beware the unknown - a monstrous creature with the oozing, pulsating Eye. Beware supernatural terrors that stalk the wild places. Beware even themselves, for in the blink of an eye their own bloodlust can take control." 3. Setite - 278 pp + excerpts, 1999 first printing, ISBN 1565048040 - "In an antique shop in Manhattan Hesha finds a clue to a prize that has eluded him for lifetimes - the Eye of Hazimel. By dawn, all he has fought to achieve over centuries of vampiric existence is slipping from his grasp. Little does the Setite realize that his chance encounter in New York is a strand of the same web that bring the Eye into the hands of one of his own agents, only to be lost again. But is anything truly chance in the shadowy world of the Kindred?" 4. Ravnos - 265 pp + excerpts, 2000 first printing, ISBN 1565048083 - "Khalil Ravana has always been a lightweight, a drifter, a thief with not status and no power - until now. Chance saved him from a storm in Calcutta that annihilated his clan, and now chance has placed him in the center of another storm - this one in New York City, near the deadly Kindred battles for possession of the Eastern United States. For once, Khalil's sticky fingers give him the upper hand. Armed with secrets, a hidden ally, a burning thirst for revenge, and a hostage he saves from death, this Rom is going to take everyone else in New York City - Camarilla and Sabbat alike - for all he can get, including the blood of his elders." 5. Giovanni - 287 pp, 2000 first printing, ISBN 1565048261 - "Benito Giovanni has disappeared. Enter Chas Giovanni Tello, Mob strong-arm and part of the New World Giovanni. Chas finds himself ordered to Las Vegas, where he meets the Old World scion of the necromancers' clan, Isabel, who shares his interest in locating the missing Benito." 6. Anthology - 288 pp, 2000 first printing, ISBN 1565048768 - "More fascinating than the events of the Clan Novel series are the characters. The wily Victoria; the cool and calculating Hesha; the new Prince of New York, Calebros; the mad prophet Anatole; the brooding and dedicated Theo; and all the other characters featured in the original series. These thirteen characters form the basis of the all-new stories of this anthology. And who better to tell their stories than the authors of the Clan Novels? All of the authors of the original series have contributed to this anthology. With the addition of fine stories by two other authors as well, readers may peer even deeper into the shadows of the World of Darkness and find answers to some of the mysteries not resolved in the series itself." Interiors - "Gangrel" has approx. 1" piece missing from bottom of last page, "Setite" has corner crease on pages 39 to 42, otherwise all books are clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - very minor edge wear, a few tiny light corner creases on some books - "Anthology" has crease at top corner of rear cover that migrates into the last few pages. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
132 Gruchy, F.A.L., de, Major. WAR DIARY: AN OVERALL WAR PICTURE, 1939-1945.
Gale & Polden, Aldershot, 1949, first edition. 
187 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Contents: Preamble and Commentary; Opening Moves and Commentary; The Failure of the Continental Offensive: Britain Alone; Battle of Britain; Altantic Battle and Commentary; The British Empire on th e Defensive; Battle of Suez Continues; 1942-1943: Turning Point of the War; 1943 to D Day, 6th June, 1944; Victory in Europe. Concentric Attack on the Japanese Keep; Victory in the East; Post-War Diary of Some Events and Commentary. "In t h i s b o o k ( the author emphasizes) the vital importance of the part played by British Empire Forces. They won every key battle or the key part of every battle, operating as so often in history, on the vital hinge or pivot flank. This Diary a nd c om m en ta ry g i ve s an overall picture of the titanic struggle." Scattered tiny foxing marks on endpapers, one page with a dog-ear crease, browning to edges of textblock, moderate edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very sl igh t f adi ng on re ar hin ge cl oth. Dust jacket is price clipped, has darkening to spine, edges and flap-folds, light to moderate soiling, a few scattered tiny foxing marks on inside, several small chips and tears, two small dints on rear pan el. VG- /Fai r 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE SEA ROVER.  OXFORD CHILDREN'S CLASSIC NO. 36., Guillot, Rene.  Translated by norman Dale.
133 Guillot, Rene. Translated by norman Dale. THE SEA ROVER. OXFORD CHILDREN'S CLASSIC NO. 36.
London Oxford University Press 1966 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ Neville Dear. 
154 pp, small 8vo (7 7/8" H). B&w illustrations by Neville Dear, dust jacket design by Gareth Floyd. Translation of "Shrimp le Corsaire", first published in 1954. "This is an epic tale of buccaneer adventure on the high seas; it is the story of Viscount Saint-Elme, known as the 'Malamok', who had once owned a fine fleet of privateers and used them in the service of his king, Louis XIV of France. But one of his officers proved treacherous, causing the Malamok's eldest son to be unjustly dishonoured and imprisoned. Thenceforward, misfortune dogged the Malamok who had withdrawn from the king's service and become a pirate. All of his ships but one were destroyed, and the old buccaneer knew only one aim: that of vengeance so that the family name might be cleared. Accompanied by the boy Shrimp, his young protege, the Malamok set sail on his last remaining ship, the 'Remailleuse', on a voyage of piracy and battle, seeking to destroy his enemy." Light browning to edges of text block, slight darkening to boards edges, two tiny light liquid marks on top of text block, tiny bump to top edge of both boards. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spaine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
U-BOATS AGAINST CANADA:  GERMAN SUBMARINES IN CANADIAN WATERS., Hadley, Michael L.
134 Hadley, Michael L. U-BOATS AGAINST CANADA: GERMAN SUBMARINES IN CANADIAN WATERS.
Kingston McGill-Queen's University Press 1985 0773505849 / 9780773505841 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
360 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w illustrations. German submarines penetrated Canadian waters during the Second World War to within 172 miles of Quebec City. They sank ships, landed spies, laid mines, built an automated weather station, undertook forays to rescue escaped German POW's, and forced the Canadian government to close the St. Lawrence River and Gulf to Allied shipping. Hadley focuses on the exploits of the U-boats and the Canadian response. Christmas gift inscription on verso of half-title page, minor edge wear, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing minor browning at top of flaps. 
Price: 17.00 USD
 
 
U-BOATS AGAINST CANADA:  GERMAN SUBMARINES IN CANADIAN WATERS., Hadley, Michael L.
135 Hadley, Michael L. U-BOATS AGAINST CANADA: GERMAN SUBMARINES IN CANADIAN WATERS.
Kingston McGill-Queen's University Press 1985 0773505849 / 9780773505841 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
360 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w illustrations. German submarines penetrated Canadian waters during the Second World War to within 172 miles of Quebec City. They sank ships, landed spies, laid mines, built an automated weather station, undertook forays to rescue escaped German POW's, and forced the Canadian government to close the St. Lawrence River and Gulf to Allied shipping. Hadley focuses on the exploits of the U-boats and the Canadian response. Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very minor wear at corners. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning at top edge of flaps. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE WORLD'S GREAT ARTILLERY:  FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO THE PRESENT DAY., Halberstadt, Hans.
136 Halberstadt, Hans. THE WORLD'S GREAT ARTILLERY: FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO THE PRESENT DAY.
Hoo, Kent Grange 2002 184013478X / 9781840134780 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
176 pp, 12 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, drawings, reproductions. "(B)egins with the earliest pieces of Western artillery that were little more than iron tubes firing stone shot. Over the next few centuries the guns became more mobile and more powerful, influencing the course of the battles in which they were involved. Muzzle loaders reached their apogee in the Napoleonic wars and the American Civil War during the nineteenth century. By the outbreak of World War I in 1914, breech-loaded guns were the standard, and weapons of such large calibres were being constructed that they needed to be mounted on rail wagons to give them any form of mobility. Artillery played a significant role in shaping how that conflict was fought, and it was to play an equally signifi-cant role in World War II. Only now, in the twenty-first century, is the supremacy of artillery on the battlefield being challenged by air-dropped precision-guided weapons, but the arm is fighting back with sophisticated new munitions becoming available which will ensure that artillery has a part to play on the modern battlefield for the forseeable future." Chapter headings: Sighting Shots; The American Civil War; Storm of Steel, 1900-1935; Master of the Battlefield, 1936-1945; Cold War Killers; Glossary; Index. Book is fine. Dust jacket minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
137 Hamilton-williams, David. THE FALL OF NAPOLEON: THE FINAL BETRAYAL.
London Brockhampton 1999 1860199852 / 9781860199851 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
352 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w plates, maps/battle plans. "This important study of the cause and effects of Napoleon's removal from power tracks the significant events in his illustrious career through to his downfall and, while doing so, charts the clandestine diplomatic intrigues linking Britain, Austria, Russia and Prussia in the quest for the Emperor's demise. Using substantial new research, (the author) questions many of the established views in Napoleonic literature to date. By disclosing hitherto secret terrorist organizations, uncovering the attempts to assassinate Napoleon, highlighting unbridled political duplicity, and demonstrating a host of previously misinterpreted signals and actions, he instigates a fresh assessment of the fall of Napoleon, new reasons to consider how much it was self-inflicted and how much it became inevitable given the combined forces - 'friend' and well as 'foe' - ranged against him. However great his military campaigns, how often he was victorious on the battle-field, Napoleon was destined to be deposed by political connivance and personal betrayal." Very small bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
138 Hankinson, Alan. FIRST BULL RUN 1861: THE SOUTH'S FIRST VICTORY. OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES 10.
London Osprey 1991 1855321335 / 9781855321335 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good - 
96 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, uniform studies, maps, battle plans, reproductions. "At Bull Run, two inexperienced, ill-trained and poorly led armies clashed in the opening engagement of the American Civil War. Culminating in a stalwart defensive fight by Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson's Virginia Brigade, this book is the story of the Confederacy's first victory." "Each volume (in this series) concludes with a brief guide to the battlefield today, and detailed notes for wargamers." Interior - small erased pencil marks along with place, date, Christmas notation and signature in pencil on half-title page; otherwise no other ownership marks. Exterior - bumped at bottom of spine - migrates into pages at bottom of gutters, very light rubbing, minor edge wear - mainly at corners, thin 1" scuff on rear cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
139 Hankinson, Alan. VICKSBURG 1863: GRANT CLEARS THE MISSISSIPPI. OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES 26.
(Osprey, London, 1993). 
96 pp, large 8vo, soft cover. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, uniform studies, maps, battle plans, reproductions. "The capture of Vicksburg, key to the Mississippi, ranks with Gettysburg as one of the turning points of the American Civil War. It was also one of Grant's finest campaigns, a true test of character and leadership. Alan Hankinson...here describes the frustrating series of operations by which Grant attempted to bypass the swamps and bayous that protected the city to the north; the Battles of Champion Hill and Big Black River; and the siege." "Each volume (in this series) concludes with a brief guide to the battlefield today, and detailed notes for wargamers." Interior - previous owner's embossed blind stamp on title and contents page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, very minor soiling on bottom of textblock, spine flat and uncreased. VG 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
140 Harclerode, Peter. Foreword by General Sir John Hackett. ARNHEM: A TRAGEDY OF ERRORS.
London Caxton 2000 1840671467 / 9781840671469 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
192 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). B&w photographs, maps. "Operation 'Market Garden' remains one of the most spectacular and controversial battles of the Second World War. It was a bold plan, aimed at shortening the course of the war dramatically. Key bridges in Holland seized in advance by a daring airborne 'coup de main' would be the means to a surprise thrust into the German industrial heartland. On the fiftieth anniversary of the operation, (the author) has pieced together an important new view of what was a considerable failure. Existing accounts direct most of the blame at XXX Corps, and two divisions in particular, for failing to push the ground advance forward. This new work sets out to provide an objective and realistic appraisal of why things went wrong - and who in truth should have borne the responsibility. Why, for example, were demands for proper signals equipment for the airborne troops ignored, with predictable consequences? Why was intelligence pointing towards the fatal presence of the 9th and 10th SS Panzer Divisions ignored before the operation? And why, with Allied air forces in a position to dominate the skies above the battlefield, was air support so lacking and ineffectual? While some of the questions needed for a definitive judgement can never be answered, this book represents an important step towards redressing the balance of criticism and allowing a new view of the bloody battles for Arnhem and Oosterbeek." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, very small hole in rear flap fold. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
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