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THE BOOK OF WAR LETTERS:  100 YEARS OF PRIVATE CANADIAN CORRESPONDENCE., Grescoe, Audrey and Grescoe, Paul, editors.
181 Grescoe, Audrey and Grescoe, Paul, editors. THE BOOK OF WAR LETTERS: 100 YEARS OF PRIVATE CANADIAN CORRESPONDENCE.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 2003 1551991055 / 9781551991054 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Fine 
455 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). "(I)ncludes private correspondence from the battle and home fronts during a century of war and peacekeeping, from South Africa in 1899 to Afghanistan in 2002. These are letters that truly illuminate - that explore the deepest feelings and frankest opinions and describe the bitter reality of battle and the often appalling conditions of combat zones. They are the authentic voices of soldiers, sailors, and air crew; privates and generals; military doctors and nurses; heroic warriors and courageous prisoners of war; and their loved ones who wrote from home. This is some of the most powerful writing that Canadians have ever committed to the page." Small pen notation in margin of page 315, slight fading to bottom edge of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE CAMPAIGNS AND HISTORY OF THE ROYAL IRISH REGIMENT FROM 1684 TO 1902., Gretton, G. le M., Lieutenant-Colonel.
182 Gretton, G. le M., Lieutenant-Colonel. THE CAMPAIGNS AND HISTORY OF THE ROYAL IRISH REGIMENT FROM 1684 TO 1902.
William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh, 1911, first edition. 
462 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H), hard cover (rebound in medium blue glazed cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board), new endpapers - no dust jacket. Top edge gilt. 5 b&w plates, including frontispiece (1 double-page) + 8 pages (7 fold-out ) containing 10 maps in total - collated. Contents; Preface; The Raising of the Regiment: And the Wars of William III; Marlborough's Campaigns in the War of the Spanish Succession; The Second Siege of Gibraltar - The Siege of Ostend - Le x i n g t o n - Bunker's Hill; The War with the French Republic: Toulon - Corsica - Egypt. The Napoleonic War: The West Indies; The First War With China; The Second War with Burma; The War in the Crimea; Operations During the Mutiny in India; Rai si ng o f th e Se c on d Battalion: The War in New Zealand; Change in mary Organisation: The Second Afghan War; The War in Egypt; The Nile Expedition; The Black Mountain Expedition: The Tirah Campaign; Mounted Infantry in Mashonaland: The War in S out h A fri ca : C ol esb er g a nd Bethlehem; South Africa (Continued): Slabbert's Nek: The Brandwater Basin: Bergendal: Monument Hill: Lydenburg: The Mounted Infantry of the Royal Irish Regiment: Appendices - The Movements of the XVIIIth Royal Ir ish Regi ment fr om t he Time of its Fo rmation in 1684 to the End of the War in South Africa in 1902, and the Places where it has been Quartered in Time of Peace; Casualty Roll; Officers of the 1st and 2nd Battalion who Died in the West Indies Betw een 1 805 a nd 1 816; Rol l of Offi cers, War rant Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers, and Men of the Royal Irish Regiment to Whom Have Been Awarded the Victoria Cross, Medals for Distinguished Conduct in the Field, for Meritorious Service, a nd fo r Long Servi ce an d Goo d Co nduct ; The Tirah Camp aign: Colonel Lawrence's Order of June 8, 1898; The Soldier's Kit in South Africa; Instructions for the Defence of Trains; Diary Showing Movement of the First Battalion in the North of th e Tran svaal B etween April 12, 19 01, a nd Sep tember 30, 19 01; Su ccession of Colonels of the Regiment; Memorials of the Royal Irish Regiment; Table Showing the Former Numbers and Present Names of the Infantry Regiments of the Regular Army. Ind ex. Pr evious o wner's small stamp o n fron t paste down; l ight bro wning t o pages; map #2 has several small edge tears (some with creases) - archivally taped, small piece missing from corner, and crease down fore-edge; map #4 has split crease do wn fore- edge - re paired with a rchival tape; e dges of textbloc k are bro wned; li ght bump to top corner of rear board, tiny shallow dint on front board, shelf rubbing to bottom of textblock. Very Good 
Price: 225.00 USD
 
 
MOTHER HOLLY., Grimm, Brothers.  Retold by John Warren Stewig.  Illustrated by Johanna Westerman.
183 Grimm, Brothers. Retold by John Warren Stewig. Illustrated by Johanna Westerman. MOTHER HOLLY.
North-South Books, New York, 2001. 
Unpaginated, 11 1/2" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1558589260 Beautifully illustrated in vivid color. "Two sisters, kind, industrious Rose and vain, lazy Blanche, experience two very different adventures when each tumbles down a well and int o the magical world of Mother Holly. Rose's journey begins accidentally, but because of her generosity to all she meets along the way and her hard work for the ugly but kind Mother Holly, she returns home in a shimmering gown covered in gold . E n v i ous of Rose's good fortune, Blanche decides to visit Mother Holly herself, but her pride, laziness, and foul temper earn her an apt and well-deserved punishment..." A few tiny dints on top/bottom edges of boards. Dust jacket has light w ri n kl in g at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two small closed tears with creases at top of rear panel - archivally taped, small tear in laminate on front panel. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE SIX SWANS.  A FAIRY TALE BY JACOB AND WILHELM GRIMM., Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm.  Illustrated by Dorothee Duntze.  Translated by Anthea Bell.
184 Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm. Illustrated by Dorothee Duntze. Translated by Anthea Bell. THE SIX SWANS. A FAIRY TALE BY JACOB AND WILHELM GRIMM.
North-South Books, New York, 1998. 
Unpaginated, 12 3/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1558589821 Illustrated throughout in full color. "Once upon a time there was a king who loved his six sons more than anything in the world. But the king's new wife was the daughter of a wit ch, and eager to get rid of her stepchildren, she cast a spell that turned the princes into swans. Their sister watched, heart-broken, as they flew off, leaving her all alone. She vows to release them from the spell, but to do so, she mus t s e w s i x shirts from starflowers, and not utter a word - or laugh, either - for six long years..." Small bump to top edge of both boards. Dust jacket has light wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing, tiny dint on re ar hi ng e, mi no r edge wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
OUR LAURELS ARE GREEN.  A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE ROYAL GLOUCESTERSHIRE, BERKSHIRE AND WILTSHIRE REGIMENT., Grist, Robin.
185 Grist, Robin. OUR LAURELS ARE GREEN. A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE ROYAL GLOUCESTERSHIRE, BERKSHIRE AND WILTSHIRE REGIMENT.
Forces & Corporate Publishing, Rushden, 1997, first edition. 
72 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), soft cover. ISBN: 0952959712. B&w and color illustrations. Contents: The Royal Gloucestershire Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment; Origins; First Campaigns; Minorca; The America War of Independence; The Napoleonic Wars 1794-1 815; The Americas; Australia and New Zealand; China; India - Sikh Wars and the Indian Mutiny; The Crimea; Afghanistan; Cardwell Reforms and the Militia; Egypt and the Sudan; Africa and the Boer War; The Territorial Army; The Great War 1914 - 1 8 ; Between the Wars; The Second World War; Reductions in the Army; Korea; Kenya, South Arabia, Bahrain and Cyprus; The Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment (Berkshire and Wiltshire); The Wessex Volunteers; Peacekeeping; Northern Ireland; Post script. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small soft crease at top corner with slight migration into pages. VG+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
186 Grotta, Daniel. (J.R.R. Tolkien.0 THE BIOGRAPHY OF J.R.R. TOLKIEN, ARCHITECT OF MIDDLE-EARTH.
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1978 0448148374 / 9780448148373 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
197 pp, 10" H. J.R.R. Tolkien, the "man who was embarrassed by success lived most of his life as an Oxford scholar in the surrounds of a cloistered academic community. As a child in South Africa, (he) was kidnapped by a native and taken into the bush. As a youngster in the English industrial city of Birmingham, Tolkien was raised by a Catholic priest. As a young adult, (he) lived throught the bloody horror of the trenches of World War I. How much of Tolkien's own personal experience fired that incredible imagination is just one of the areas that Daniel Grotta uncovers. Here, for the first time, the door is opened to the life and thoughts of the masterful creator of Middle-earth." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one very small corner bump, slight fading to color on front board and at top/bottom edges, small remainder mark on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
187 Gruber, John, Editor. (Richard Steinheimer, James E. Valle, Ellen Halteman, Karen Back, Ed King, Steve Patterson, William D. Middleton, Allan W. Miller, James D. Porterfield, Jack Clinton McLarn, Robert A. Janz, Ralph D. Pierce, Brian Jennison.) VINTAGE RAILS. ISSUE NO. 8. SUMMER 1997.
Pasadena, California Pentrex 1997 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
114 pp, 11" H - magazine format. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. Contents: Rare Pleasures (mailbags, train orders, cabooses); Railroads in the Crucible of War; Railroad Advertising Artist ((Sam Hyde Harris); Horace Bristol; Growing Up on the Clinchfield; Samuel Insull's Chicago Interurbans; War Comes to Lionelville; Classic Railroad Stories; Departments: Operator's Desk; Letters to the Editor; Readers Recall; Time-Tables: 1942 (Great Northern ore trains, MP Motorailer, "We Can Do It"); Unforgettable Railroad Days; Railroad Collectibles (maps); Vintage Marketplace; Swap Meet; Terminal Ad. Interior - small light bump to top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light wear at top/bottom of spine, minor wear on spine, small coft crease at top corner of covers, old price sticker and minor scuff on front cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
SOUTH AFRICAN WAR BOOKS: AN ILLUSTRATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE PUBLICATIONS RELATING TO THE BOER WAR OF 1899-1902., Hackett, R.G., compiler.
188 Hackett, R.G., compiler. SOUTH AFRICAN WAR BOOKS: AN ILLUSTRATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE PUBLICATIONS RELATING TO THE BOER WAR OF 1899-1902.
London Privately Published 1994 0952003902 / 9780952003908 Limited edition of 1200 Copies. Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
205 pp, 4to (12 1/2" H). "(A) comprehensive guide to Boer War literature published up to 1920. The author, drawing on his extensive collection, and other sources, has produced an important reference embracing general histories, regimental records, official publications, personal accounts and numerous other items, many privately printed. Over 200 reproductions of covers and title pages are present, many printed in colour. The volume will be of considerable value to collectors and dealers and to those generally interest in Victorian military history." A few areas of light to moderate wrinkling/creasing at top/bottom edges of panels, very light rubbing, several faint line indentations on rear panel. 
Price: 85.00 USD
 
 
189 Hall, Arthur Vine. (Detmold illustrations.) POEMS OF A SOUTH AFRICAN: THE COLLECTED VERSE OF ARTHUR VINE HALL. ILLUSTRATED EDITION.
J.C. Juta, Cape Town, 1943, 12th edition. 
230 pp, 8vo, hard cover (blue boards, silver lettering, drawing of Table Mountain on front cover) - no dust jacket. 10 color plates - six by E.J. Detmold. A collection of poems on the themes of war, natural history, people, travel, life in South A frica, etc. Interior - very light browning to pages, previous owners name on front paste-down, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bumps to top/bottom of b o a r d s , s l i g ht fading to parts of rear board, light finger marks to boards. VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A DEATH IN NOVEMBER: AMERICA IN VIETNAM, 1963., Hammer, Ellen J.
190 Hammer, Ellen J. A DEATH IN NOVEMBER: AMERICA IN VIETNAM, 1963.
New York E.P. Dutton 1987 0525242104 / 9780525242109 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
373 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, map. "The time, January-November 1963. The place: Saigon. The circumstances: a fledgling nation being subverted from inside and out, and a set of treacherous Vietnamese generals and arrogant, blundering high officials of the Kennedy administration. The result: the assassination of South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem and his brother Ngo Dinh Nhu in a military coup that turned the Vietnam War in to an American war and set in motion an ever-widening tragedy. This riveting inside chronicle of a single year is not only an awesome task of research but a cautionary tale for all Americans. Dr. Hammer, who visited the embattled nation many time s during the period and interviewed key characters in the drama, cuts away layer after layer of double-talk to expose the cancer of incomprehension and mistrust that killed all hopes of preserving the independence of South Vietnam. Without ever calling names or placing blame the author is everywhere, probing, digging, uncovering - letting history render its own verdict. When November 1963 was over, both the Vietnamese and American presidents had died at the hands of assassins. No one but ( the author) could have summoned up the ghost of Ngo Dinh Diem with such power or demonstrated so poignantly its significance for our larger involvement in Vietnam." Minor edge wear, minor rubbing, date in ink on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has minor edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
191 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
 
 
31 MEMORY MELODIES:  A COLLECTION OF POPULAR STANDARD SONG HITS.  VOCAL, PIANO AND GUITAR (WORDS AND MUSIC WITH GUITAR DIAGRAMS AND CHORDS INCLUDED), Haring, Robert C., compiler/editor.
192 Haring, Robert C., compiler/editor. 31 MEMORY MELODIES: A COLLECTION OF POPULAR STANDARD SONG HITS. VOCAL, PIANO AND GUITAR (WORDS AND MUSIC WITH GUITAR DIAGRAMS AND CHORDS INCLUDED)
Shapiro, Bernstein, New York, 1962. 
71 pp, 11 7/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Contents: All That I Ask is Love; An Apple Blossom Wedding; Anniversary Song; Be Anything (But Be Mine); Beautiful Ohio; By the River of the Roses; Collegiate; Cry; Dummy Song (I'll Take the Legs Fr om Some Old Table); Harlem Nocturne; Here Comes the Show Boat; I'm Glad I Waited for You; Last Night on the Back Porch (I Loved Her Best of All); The Last Round-Up; Let Me Call You Sweetheart (I'm in Love with Your); Memories of You; Missis s i p p i M u d ; Moonlight on the Colorado; On the Sunny Side of the Street; Put on an Old Pair of Shoes; School Days (When We Were a Couple of Kids); Second Hand Rose; Skokiaan (Happy African); South of the Border (Down Mexico Way); Sweet Sue - J us t Yo u; T h at 's M y Weakness Now; There's No One But You; Two Brothers (Civil War Song); 'Way Down Yonder in New Orleans; The White Cliffs of Dover (There'll Be Blue Birds Over); The Wreck of the Old 97. Interior - minor browning to pages, l igh t bro wni ng to gu tte rs of pages, small soft crease at top/bottom corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light fading, creasing and browning on spine; small soft corner creases; very light rubbin g, m in or e dge wea r, ligh t we ar at top/bottom of spine, small price label blanked out on front cover. Very Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
193 Harris, Nigel, editor. (Chris Leigh, A.B. Macleod, A.J. Somers, Bert Perryman, Keith M. Beck.) TRAINS ILLUSTRATED 54. APRIL-JUNE 1985.
Ian Allan, Weybridge, 1985. 
39 pp, 11 1/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps - magazine format). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. Contents: The Great Western Railcars - Part II; Around the Kingdom in 48 hours; Wartime work at Heaton Mersey (Second World War); The s team railcars of the LNER; Speaking up for 'the Brighton' (Brighton & South Coast Railway); The Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway ambulance train (First World War); Station Portrait: Taunton. Interior - old price ink on first page, otherwise c l e a n a n d tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light rubbing on covers, very light browning to edges of textblock. Very Good 
Price: 9.95 USD
 
 
CONFEDERATE TIDE RISING: ROBERT E. LEE AND THE MAKING OF SOUTHERN STRATEGY, 1861-1862., Harsh, Joseph L.
194 Harsh, Joseph L. CONFEDERATE TIDE RISING: ROBERT E. LEE AND THE MAKING OF SOUTHERN STRATEGY, 1861-1862.
Kent, Ohio Kent State University Press 1998 0873385802 / 9780873385800 Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
278 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w plates, maps/battle plans. "In this reexamination of Confederate war aims, (the author) anayzes the military policy and grand strategy adopted by Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis in the first two years of the Civil War. Recent critics of Lee have depicted him as a general of tactical brilliance, but one who lacked strategic vision. He has been accused of squandering meager military resources in vain pursuit of decisive victories during his first two years in field command. Critics of Davis claim he went too far in adopting a 'perimeter' policy which attempted to defend every square mile of Southern territory, scattering Confederate resources too thinly. Harsh argues, to the contrary, that Davis and Lee's policies allowed the Confederacy to survive longer than it otherwise could have and were the policies best designed to win Southern independence. The Confederacy needed to retain the resources of the upper South, and wanted to include the border states, so its aims were offensive rather than defensive. For the most part, Davis encouraged his field commanders to undertake aggressive operations, but it was not until Lee took command of the Army of Northern Virginia that Davis found a general with the intelligence and courage to invent and then execute a cogent strategy which gave the South a chance to win the war." 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WELLINGTON'S MILITARY MACHINE., Haythornthwaite, Philip J.
195 Haythornthwaite, Philip J. WELLINGTON'S MILITARY MACHINE.
London Guild Publishing 1989 094677188X / 9780946771882 Book Club Associates. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
192 pp, 4to (11 1/8" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with maps/battle plans, uniform studies, reproductions. "(D)escribes in detail the composition and evolution of the British Army and its Allied foreign contingents, from the earliest campaigns of the French Revolutionary Wars until the final triumph at Waterloo. All aspects are covered, from the life of the ordinary redcoat to weaponry, tactics, administration, the supporting services at home and the numerous 'foreign corps'; and to the military genius of Wellington himself, all of which are supported by lavish illustrations. An account of all the campaigns undertaken from the first landing in the Netherlands in 1793 to Waterloo show how this army was employed, including not only the famous episodes of the Peninsular War but such little-regarded expeditions as those to South America in 1806, to Denmark, Egypt, the Cape and North America, and in India where Wellington gained his first victories. Full coverage is also accorded the Royal Navy and its invaluable services, not only in combat but in the less-glamorous but no less important duties of blockade and support for the military campaigns: in effect, a complete study of 'the most complete machine'." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one very small corner bump, place and date of purchase written on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
196 Haywood, Gar Anthony. IT'S NOT A PRETTY SIGHT. AN AARON GUNNER MYSTER. UNCORRECTED PROOF.
G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, (1996), Uncorrected Proof for Limited Distribution. 
230 pp, 8vo, soft cover. Uncorrected Proof. "Gar Anthony Haywood's gripping new thriller finds P.I. Aaron Gunner searching for the murderer of an old love on the mean streets of South-Central L.A." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - one corner has very minor wear, spine flat and uncreased. NF 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
197 Heaton, P.M. THE SOUTH AMERICAN SAINT LINE: HISTORY OF A WELSH SHIPPING VENTURE.
Pontypool, Gwent P. M. Heaton 1985 0950771449 / 9780950771441 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Good+ 
125 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). Many b&w photographs, plus fold-out profile/general arrangement plans at rear. Contents: Author; Acknowledgements; List of Illustrations; Introduction; Richard George Meredith Street and the Barry Shipping Co. Ltd.; Group Captain George Buchanen Bailey DFC and the St. Quentin Shipping Co. Ltd.; The B. and S. Shipping Co. Ltd.; Lord Howard de Walden and Seaford and the South American Saint Line; The Second World War; The Immediate Post-War Period; The "St. Essylt" and "St. Thomas" - A Revolution in Cargo Liner Design; Further Expansion; The Closing Years; Appendix One - Fleet List; Appendix Two - Ships of the Houlder Line which were given South American Saint Line names; Appendix Three - Ships Managed on Behalf of the Ministry of War Transport; Appendix Four - Speeches Made on the Occasion of the Presentation of his Portrait to R.G.M. Street, 8th April, 1949. Book lightly cocked, light waviness to fore-edge of some pages, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor bump at top edge of front board - two on the front edge, small bump at top corner of nothe boards, very small bump at top corner of pages 87 to end of book. Dust jacket has light browning on spine and slightly at edges, moderate wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, some light wrinkling on rear panel. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
IN FOR A PENNY, IN FOR A POUND:  THE ADVENTURES AND MISADVENTURE OF A WIRELESS OPERATOR IN BOMBER COMMAND., Hewer, Howard.  Foreword by Group Captain Kenneth McDonald.  Introduction by Flight Lieutenant William H. Dixon.
198 Hewer, Howard. Foreword by Group Captain Kenneth McDonald. Introduction by Flight Lieutenant William H. Dixon. IN FOR A PENNY, IN FOR A POUND: THE ADVENTURES AND MISADVENTURE OF A WIRELESS OPERATOR IN BOMBER COMMAND.
Stoddart, Toronto, 2000. 
272 pp, large 8vo (9 5/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 077373273X B&w photographs, maps. "In 1940, 19-year-old Howard Hewer dreamed of being the next Billy Bishop, of piloting Spitfires or Hurricanes over Europe. His dream was shattered when he was selected instead for a career as a wireless operator. But his thirst for adventure would certainly be satisfied. He was not to be a pilot, but he would play a vital role in air operations in World War II over Europe and the Mediterrane an. Hewer's life in Bomber Command was never dull, and almost always bittersweet. During training, he fell out of a Fairey Battle, and held on by only one foot high over Lake Erie. In London, he survived a run-in with the infamous 'Piccad i l l y C o m mandos', then dug for victims of an air raid in the rubble of a dance hall. But Hewer found life in the belly of Wellington, or 'Wimpy', bombers the most hazardous of all. He and his crew of 218 and 148 Squadrons flew important nigh t op er at i on s ov er Germany and North Africa, dropping their deadly payloads while dodging enemy flak. All the while, Hewer was busy at the radio controls identifying his Wimpy's position and detecting false codes from Axis operators, who were al way s o n t he pr ow l t o lure unsuspecting Allied bombers into landing on enemy airfields. On perhaps his bravest mission of the war, as a driver for the RAF in North Africa, Hewer drove deep behind enemy lines, where he exchanged fire with I tal ian troo ps. An othe r t ime, in Suez, he became bored while on medical leave, and joined on as a wireless operator on another operation. Soon after takeoff, the plane took flak and crash landed on the desert floor. Hewer was trapped, his le gs c rush ed ag ains t hi s rad io, the e ngines of the plane threatening to explode. At times comical, at others tragic, Howard Hewer's stirring story will leave a lasting imprint on the memory of its readers." Dust jacket has minor rubbing. Nea r Fin e/Nea r Fine 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
DOCUMENTS ON CANADIAN EXTERNAL RELATIONS VOLUME 9  1942-1943.  DOCUMENTS RELATIFS AUX RELATIONS EXTERIEURES DU CANADA., Hilliker, John F., editor.
199 Hilliker, John F., editor. DOCUMENTS ON CANADIAN EXTERNAL RELATIONS VOLUME 9 1942-1943. DOCUMENTS RELATIFS AUX RELATIONS EXTERIEURES DU CANADA.
Hull, Quebec Department of External Affairs 1980 0660504642 / 9780660504643 Hard Cover Very Good 
1891 pp, 9 5/16" H. Dark maroon cloth with gilt lettering/coat of arms/banding and black title blocks on spine, gilt coat of arms on front cover. B&w photographs, fold-out map at rear. Bilingual French/English Introduction / Location of Documents / List of Persons / Captions to Illustrations / Indexes. Main text English only. This volume "deals with the evolution of Canadian policy during the middle years of the war, from the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, until the end of 1943. During those years, attention shifted from working out the bases of Canada's participation, as 'a belligerent second only to Britain as a Commonwealth military power', to an attempt to define this country's place in an Allied war effort dominated by much larger nations. That effort was important not only because Canadians were concerned about the conduct of the war itself but also because precedents were being established which would profoundly affect their interests once peace returned. It was a time of testing Canada's sovereignty and for determining the recognition which the country might expect for its contribution to victory." Chapter headings: Conduct of External Relations; Conduct of War; Post-War Planning; United Nations Organizations and Conferences; Other International Organizations and Conferences; Commonwealth Relations; Relations with the United States; Relations with France; Bilateral Relations; Appendices. Tiny bump at top of front hinge, light shelf soiling on bottom of text block, minor soiling on top of text block. 
Price: 95.00 USD
 
 
200 Hivert-Carthew, Annick. GHOSTLY LIGHTS: GREAT LAKES LIGHTHOUSE TALES OF TERROR.
Manchester, MI Wilderness Adventure Books 1999 0923568441 / 9780923568443 Second Printing Soft Cover Very Good+ Martha Diebboll. 
162 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H). B&w illustrations. "Phantom shadows on Lake Ontario - drowning sailors at Point Iroquois - mysterious disappearances on Hope Island - madness and horror at South Haven. The isolated lighthouses of the Great Lakes provide the perfect setting for twenty-one spine-tingling tales. In these lonely outposts, a solitary keeper struggles with the elements, unknown forces, and internal demons - ." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, small faint wrinklrs at bottom corner of rear cover, tiny speck of soiling on top of text block. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
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