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STALIN: THE HISTORY OF A DICTATOR., Hyde, H. Montgomery.  (Stalin.)
41 Hyde, H. Montgomery. (Stalin.) STALIN: THE HISTORY OF A DICTATOR.
London Rupert Hart-Davis 1971 0246640537 / 9780246640536 First Edition 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
 
 
THE LUFTWAFFE IN THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN., Ishoven, Armand van.
42 Ishoven, Armand van. THE LUFTWAFFE IN THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN.
Shepperton Ian Allan 1998 1550680501 / 9781550680508 Reprint Near Fine 
128 pp, 4to (11 3/8" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "The Battle of Britain has always been seen as one of the major turning points of the war: the might of the Luftwaffe, devastator of half of Europe, turned towards the beleaguered British Isles to stamp out the RAF and prepare the way for Operation Sea Lion - the first proper invasion of Great Britain since 1066. (The author has) produced a fascinating collection of eyewitness accounts and reports - many produced while the heat of battle was still on the writers - and a staggering number of German photographs, few of which have been published before. All in all it is a dramatic account of what it was like to fight on the other side to 'the few' during the battle of Britain." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE LUFTWAFFE IN THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN., Ishoven, Armand van.
43 Ishoven, Armand van. THE LUFTWAFFE IN THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN.
Shepperton Ian Allan 1998 1550680501 / 9781550680508 Reprint Near Fine 
128 pp, 4to (11 3/8" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "The Battle of Britain has always been seen as one of the major turning points of the war: the might of the Luftwaffe, devastator of half of Europe, turned towards the beleaguered British Isles to stamp out the RAF and prepare the way for Operation Sea Lion - the first proper invasion of Great Britain since 1066. (The author has) produced a fascinating collection of eyewitness accounts and reports - many produced while the heat of battle was still on the writers - and a staggering number of German photographs, few of which have been published before. All in all it is a dramatic account of what it was like to fight on the other side to 'the few' during the battle of Britain." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
AIR DISASTER.  VOLUME 2., Job, Macarthur.  Foreword by Captain Gordon Vette.  Illustrated by Matthew Tesch.
44 Job, Macarthur. Foreword by Captain Gordon Vette. Illustrated by Matthew Tesch. AIR DISASTER. VOLUME 2.
Aerospace Publicatins, Weston Creek, ACT, 1996. 
218 pp, 10 7/8" H, soft cover. ISBN 1875671196 B&w photographs, drawings, diagrams, maps. "(Provides) detailed, lucid analyses of the stories of a further 14 significant jet airline diasters (in the period between 1977 and 1991) - and one amazing near tragedy. Based primarily on official investigation reports, supplemented by extensive external research, each of these events has been carefully selected to exemplify the problems encountered, both operational and human, as jet airline f l y i n g moved into its second quarter century. Liberally complemented with photographs and diagrams, (it) continues the unique style set in Volume 1, with many specially drawn diagrams and explanatory graphics. Clear and accurate, they blend ac tu al p il ot ing experience with artistic skill to enable readers to properly visualise the compelling events in the text. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small scuff on fore-edge of text block, a few s mal l s oft cr eas es at top corner of front cover - migrate into first few pages. Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE AQUATIC EXPLORERS:  A HISTORY OF THE FISHERIES RESEARCH BOARD OF CANADA., Johnstone, Kenneth.
45 Johnstone, Kenneth. THE AQUATIC EXPLORERS: A HISTORY OF THE FISHERIES RESEARCH BOARD OF CANADA.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1977 0802022707 / 9780802022707 First Edition Very Good 
342 pp, 10 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "In 1898 a group of scientists, working without pay, often under hazardous conditions with only the most primitive equipment, began a systematic study of the fishes of Canada's inland and marine waters. The team operated under the aegis of a board of management which was later to evolve into the Fisheries Research Board, a scientific organization that has placed Candada among the world's leaders in fishery knowledge. This history of the Fisheries Research Board examines the aims and achievements of its research, its attempts to deal with the often conflicting demands of pure and applied science, and its confrontations with a frequently uncomprehending and dissatisfied government. The people who shaped and sustained the organization figure prominently in the account. In-depth taped interviews with senior members and employees, as well as the Annual Reports and other publications of the Department of Fisheries, have enabled (the author) to produce a rich history of a remarkable scientific organization." Very light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
46 Jones, Ken, editor. MILITARY MODELLING. VOLUME 27 NO. 5 1997
Hemel Hempstead Nexus 1997 00264083 Very Good 
66 pp, 11 5/8" H. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, drawings. Contents: New York's Finest: America's 14th Annual Long Island military modelling show; Sergeant Cacciatori D'Africa at Adua 1889: Building a 120mm Italian soldier from a 19th century African campaign; Fortress Louisbourg: Reconstruction of an 18th century French fortress town in Nova Scotia; IFOR Armour in Bosnia: The first of an illustrated three part feature on some of the many and varied armoured vehicles from different countries in service with the International Force; British Cavalry Regiments Remembered: Concluding the two-part feature on the 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars; The 1997 Napoleonic Fair: Photo reports on the recent event held in London; The Tank Modelling Course: First of a two-part feature on how to tackle a more complicated resin kit; 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; Small Scale Scene: Monthly column for military vehicle modellers; "ATTEN-SHUN!": New products reviewed. Interior - tiny crease at bottom corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light wear on spine, one tiny corner crease. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
47 Kavanagh, Gordon. FAMINE IN IRELAND AND WEST KERRY.
Self-published 2003 Very Good Signed by Author
152 pp, 8 1/4" H. B&w map, photograph. Signed by author on title page (signature only). "West Kerry was to experience equal, if not worse devastation (than Connacht and West Cork) during the Famine. Due to the remoteness of Dingle and the townlands west of the town it received much less publicity. The reports that are available of what the people had to endure are horrific, indicating a district, which was to be completely neglected during a period of extreme suffering." From the Introduction. Interior - tiny crease at top/bottom corner of approx first 25 pages, small soft crease/curl to bottom corner of approx. first 36 pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small crease at corners of front cover, very small crease at bottom corner of rear cover, small black mark at bottom of spine - from manufacturing process. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE STORY OF FITCH LOVELL, 1784-1970., Keevil, Ambrose.
48 Keevil, Ambrose. THE STORY OF FITCH LOVELL, 1784-1970.
Phillimore, (Chichester, 1972), first edition. 
304 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w plates. "Company histories are often as dull and stale as a collection of old annual reports, having been dutifully compiled by a professional author from official records. Rarely is a major company fortunate enough to have an ex-Chairman who, after a lifetime in the business, is both willing and able to put pen to paper and record the events, recount the anecdotes and recall the excitement of its beginnings, its growth and its success. Sir Ambrose Keevil has done just this for the Fitch Lovell Group - company by company, from their beginnings as small family businesses in the 18th and 19th centuries, through to the period of vigorous growth and eventua l merger within his own lifetime. He has provided a highly readable and entertaining account of an important piece of London's commercial history, and of the history of the provisions trade. It is also a vivid and moving human story of the ordinary (and extraordinary) men who built up the several components, now united in the highly successful group of companies that plays such a powerful part in the contemporary food industry." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has old price sticker on front flap, minor edge wear/wrinkling, soiling around edge of laminate. NF/VG- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HITLER ON THE DOORSTEP.  OPERATION 'SEA LION': THE GERMAN PLAN TO INVADE BRITAIN, 1940., Kieser, Egbert.  Translated by Helmut Bogler.
49 Kieser, Egbert. Translated by Helmut Bogler. HITLER ON THE DOORSTEP. OPERATION 'SEA LION': THE GERMAN PLAN TO INVADE BRITAIN, 1940.
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 1997. 
287 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1557503907 B&w photographs, maps. "During the summer of 1940, the world held its breath. The greatest operation in German military history thus far - an invasion of the British Isles - was Hitler's next logical step. After the rapid overthrow of France, Great Britain was the only opponent still left. In London, the invasion was considered absolutely inevitable. Joseph Kennedy, the American Ambassador, described an even darker scenario in his reports to Washington. He not only questioned the effectiveness of the military defence, but considered the island kingdom to be in such a state of decadence and decay that any moral resistance would collapse under a German a s s a u l t . All Britain was convinced that the Germans would come. They had nothing left with which to oppose the German panzers. In only five weeks the Germans had crushed France and expelled the BEF from Belgium. Now those panzers stood on t he C ha nn el c oast, waiting for the order to send them to England. But it was remarkably difficult for the German military leadership to come to a decision. Greatest haste appeared to be called for if the unique opportunity were to be seized a nd the wa r e nde d w ith a short campaign in England. The Kriegsmarine had already converted all available ship space for the transportation of troops and brought it to the Channel coast. By day and by night, German bomber and fighter formations fl ew i nto Engl and to b reak British resistance. The Luftwaffe was to create the primary condition for Operation 'Sea Lion' - gaining command of the air, without which a landing on the English coast was impossible. The fight developed into the 'Bat tle o f Br itain ', i n whi ch the very existence of Great Britain was at stake. If the German squadrons could not only gain the upper hand in the air battles, but also destroy the major ports and paralyse British aircaft industry, nothing mor e wou ld sta nd in the w ay of the i nvasion. Those events and the decision made during Britian's nightmare summer of 1940 receive a fresh and penetrating analysis in this book." Minor wrinkling at top of spine and tiny dint at bottom edge of fr ont bo ard. D ust ja cket ha s mino r rubbi ng, areas of light wrinkling along top edge. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
DREAM PSYCHOLOGY AND THE NEW BIOLOGY OF DREAMING., Kramer, Milton, ed.  (Kurt A. Adler, Bill J. Baldridge, Aaron T. Beck, Walter Bonime, Rosalind D. Cartwright, Bill Domhoff, Harry Fiss, Thomas French, Calvin Hall, David R. Hawkins, Charles K. Hofling, Richard M. Jones, Frederic T. Knapp, et al.)
50 Kramer, Milton, ed. (Kurt A. Adler, Bill J. Baldridge, Aaron T. Beck, Walter Bonime, Rosalind D. Cartwright, Bill Domhoff, Harry Fiss, Thomas French, Calvin Hall, David R. Hawkins, Charles K. Hofling, Richard M. Jones, Frederic T. Knapp, et al.) DREAM PSYCHOLOGY AND THE NEW BIOLOGY OF DREAMING.
Charles C. Thomas, Springfield, Illinois, 1969. 
459 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Since the discovery by Aserinsky and Kleitman of an objective indicator of dreaming sleep, there have been a plethora of studies investigating the physiological parameters of the dreaming a nd non-dreaming sleep states. However, there has been an unfortunate neglect of the psychological concomitants of these states in most of this work. A comprehensive symposium which would bring together workers interested in the psychology o f d r e a m ing with those who worked with the REM technique for the collection of sleep mentation seemed desirable if the understanding of the psychology of dreaming was to keep pace and be integrated with the ever-increasing physiological know l ed ge . Th is v ol ume reports on a conference which focused both on the classical views of the nature of the dream as seen in the light of the findings coming from the REM studies and on the current attempts at exploring the content of REM coll ec ted dr ea m s. Th e i nte raction between the participants, those who articulated theoretical statements about the psychology of the dream, and those who examined dream content in various experimental ways, lead to further reintegrative efforts on bot h si des ." M inor wav ines s to edges of textblock, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light edge wrinkling, several tiny closed tears, browning on spine and lighter at edges. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE ANGLO-ZULU WAR.  THE WAR CORRESPONDENTS., Laband, John and Knight, Ian.
51 Laband, John and Knight, Ian. THE ANGLO-ZULU WAR. THE WAR CORRESPONDENTS.
Bramley, (Stroud, 1997). 
170 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1858337321 B&w photos, reproductions, maps. "...explores the war as it appeared to the professional and amateur war correspondents who covered it in extraordinary depth in both the Bri tish and colonial press, describing not only the pitched battles but much of the human drama of everyday campaigning from a variety of perspectives. These reports are linked together in a narrative which places them in the military, polit i c a l a n d s ocial context of the war." Fine/Fine 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
52 Le Naour, Jean-Yves. Translated By Penny Allen. THE LIVING UNKNOWN SOLDIER: A STORY OF GRIEF AND THE GREAT WAR.
New York Metropolitan Books 2004 0805075224 / 9780805075229 First American Edition Near Fine Near Fine 
233 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "In February 1918, a derelict soldier was discovered wandering the railway station in Lyon, France. With no memory of his name or his past, no identifying possessions, marks, or documents, the soldier - given the name Anthelme Mangin - was sent to an asylum for the insane. When, after the Great War ended, the authorities placed the soldier's image in advertisements to locate his family, hundreds of 'relatives' claimed him - as their father or son, husband or brother who had failed to return from the front. Marshalling a vast array of original material, from letters and newspaper articles to accounts of battlefield deaths, hospital reports, and police files, (the author) meticulously re-creates the long-forgotten story of the single soldier who came to stand for a lost generation. With humane sympathy and the skill of a novelist, he recounts the twenty-year court battles waged by the families competing to take the amnesiac soldier home. In the process, he portrays not just the fate of one individual but the rank and file's experience in the trenches, as well as an entire nation's inconsolable grief at the loss of more than one million of its men. Dramatic, taut, and powerfully relevant to our own times, this heartrending history depicts the pain and turmoil of a society that, without bodies to bury, is caught between holding on and letting go." Dust jacket has very minor rubbing. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
53 Leduc, Joanne, editor. (Thomas McMicking.) OVERLAND FROM CANADA TO BRITISH COLUMBIA. BY MR. THOMAS McMICKING OF QUEENSTON, CANADA WEST.
Vancouver University of British Columbia Press 1981 0774801360 / 9780774801362 First Thus Very Good+ Very Good+ William G.R. Hind 
121 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w and colour illustrations - reproductions, photographs, map. "Spurred on by reports of gold in the Cariboo, adventurers from all over the world descended on British Columbia in the mid-1800s. Among them were ambitious easterners who accepted the challenge of the shorter but more arduous overland route across the prairies and the Rockies. One such man determined to find his fortune in the West was Thomas McMicking - destined to lead the largest and best organized group of 'Overlanders' into British Columbia. His record of their epic journey is a valuable historical document that possesses the universal appeal of an adventure story." Minor wrinkle at top of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
54 Macintyre, Donald. THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC. BRITISH BATTLE SERIES.
London B. T. Batsford 1961 First Edition Good+ Good- 
208 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H). "The momentous nature of the Battle of the Atlantic, a struggle whose outcome was in the balance for over three years, cannot be exaggerated. Had the Germans succeeded in establishing a decisive mastery in the Atlantic, Britain would have been deprived of the essential American supplies - above all, arms and food - on which she depended for the continuance of the war abroad and for her own day-to-day survival; nor, later could the Americans have given their vital support. The story of how, instead, the Germans were defeated in the Atlantic, is a complicated and exciting one which Captain Donald Macintyre, a naval historian who himself played an active part in the battle, is well qualified to tell. Not only does he analyse the strategic issues, above all the importance of the convoy system and of continuous air-cover, he also describes the battle from the viewpoint of the participants themselves. The long drawn-out duel between escort and U-boat is made vivid by quotations from the log-books of some of the ablest escort-commanders, such as Captain Walker and Lieutenant-Commander Gretton, and from the combat-reports of the German U-boat 'aces', Prien, Kretschmer and Schepke. Complementing these eyewitness accounts, nearly 50 unfamiliar photographs, drawn from German as well as British sources, make the courage and endurance of all those who fought in the Atlantic the more immediate; the strategic and tactical aspects of the battle are likewise clarified by the specially prepared maps and diagrams." Light to moderate edge wear to boards, very light browning to edges of boards, very small light stain on title page, very soft corner crease on first few pages, light erasure mark on rear pastedown. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light to moderate edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap folds, a few small scratches and scuffs, a few small edge tears with old tape repair, small waterstain on inside of spine, browning at edges, a few brown stains on inside. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
COMMANDO STRIKE:  THE STORY OF AMPHIBIOUS RAIDING IN WORLD WAR II., Macksey, Kenneth.
55 Macksey, Kenneth. COMMANDO STRIKE: THE STORY OF AMPHIBIOUS RAIDING IN WORLD WAR II.
London Leo Cooper 1985 0436270250 / 9780436270253 Very Good Very Good 
227 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps. "(Macksey's) detailed research, in England and in America, into the development of Amphibious Raiding Forces, presents a fascinating and unrevealed insight into the extraordinarily haphazard way in which this form of irregular warfare evolved on both sides of the Atlantic. In the background stand the politicians, who show little consistency of purpose or harmony of intent; nearer the foreground senior officers reveal inter-Service rivalry and no little degree of personal animosity, as much in London as in Washington. Between them, and the brave men to whom this book is a tribute, and whose exploits are retold in their after-action reports, stood innumerable problems which the author examines in detail: inadequate supplies, lack of information about weather, beaches and tides and, most vitally, about the opposition likely to be encountered, which caused many planned raids to be stillborn and many others to end in disaster." Large wrinkle/crease at top corner of front board - board is still sound, very light wrinkling at top/ bottom of spine, remainder dot on bottom of textblock/rear board, minor rubbing and soiling. Dust jacket has Stoddart as publisher's name, has light edge wrinkling, minor edge wear, light rubbing, tiny dint on rear hinge, soft crease at bottom of front hinge. 
Price: 14.95 USD
 
 
56 Manitoba Club. THE ACT OF INCORPORATION, BY-LAWS, RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE MANITOBA CLUB.
Winnipeg Manitoba Club 1959 Very Good 
39 pp, 6" H. Contents; Presidents; Amendments to "The Manitoba Club Act"; General By-Laws and Reglations; House Rules; Ladies' Section - Rules and Regulations; First Annual Report and List of Members; Entrance Fees, etc. Interior - a very tiny dent at top corner of last few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear to spine, very light soiling to covers. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BIRDS OF THE WEST JAMES BAY AND SOUTHERN HUDSON BAY COASTS.  NATIONAL MUSEUM OF CANADA BULLETIN NO. 125., Manning, T.H.
57 Manning, T.H. BIRDS OF THE WEST JAMES BAY AND SOUTHERN HUDSON BAY COASTS. NATIONAL MUSEUM OF CANADA BULLETIN NO. 125.
Ottawa Department of Resources and Development 1952 First Edition Very Good 
114 pp, 9 3/4" H. B&w photographs, tables, small fold-out map. "This paper is primarily a report on the birds seen and collected by (the author and his) assistants along the west James Bay and southern Hudson Bay coasts in 1947, and near the Moose River estuary in 1949. As a result of the work done in 1947 and 1949, over 750 specimens of birds - have been added to the collections of the National Museum of Canada. To the observations made during these two years, (he has) added the available published and unpublished reports for the coast from Moose Factory to Nelson River and an adjacent strip of hinerland about 15 miles wide. Thus the numerous records from the environs of Moose Factory, Moosonee, Attawapiskat, Fort Severn, and York Factory, all places on the tidal estuaries, are included." Contents: Introduction - Previous ornithological work in region; Description of the region; Systematic list; References cited. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - book slight cocked, tiny dent and soft corner crease on front cover, light wear at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
58 McInnes, Ian and Fraser, Mark. ASHANTI 1895-96: A ROLL OF BRITISH AND WEST INDIAN RECIPIENTS OF THE ASHANTI STAR INCLUDING MANY DETAILS OF OTHER MEDALS EARNED, PREVIOUS AND SUBSEQUENT SERVICE, WITH DIARIES, PHOTOGRAPHS AND OTHER PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED MATERIAL.
Picton, Chippenham, 1987, first edition. 
145 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0948251123 B&w photographs, reproductions, map. "The campaign of 1895 into the interior of West Africa to capture the King of Ashanti, Premph, and senior chiefs, was led by Colonel Sir Franc is Scott. For this successful undertaking some 2,500 Ashanti Stars were awarded. Mainly unnamed and often detached from named medals in a group, this campaign star has always attracted a fairly high price but little has been written on t h e f o r c e s participating, of the march up country or the previous and subsequent medal entitlement of the participants. Written and compiled by two members of the Orders and Medals Research Society, (this book) is designed to be of interest to a l l in te re st ed in medal collecting and the research into the life of the man who earned the medal. This was the last campaign in which the British Army wore red tunics; it produced a long casualty list of dead and fever victims and was t o p rov e a tra ini ng gro und for the 129 officer, 34 of whom subsequently rose to Generals rank. Besides the complete P.R.O roll (WO/100/79) of all British and West Indian participants, often with considerable personal detail, this work contains muc h pr ev io usly unp ubl ishe d ma t erial from both officers and men as well as contemporary newspaper reports, excerpts from Regimental magazines and the official account of the expedition." Very faint cigarette odor, minor wrinkle at bottom of s pine, sl igh t wav iness to fore- edge of textblock. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, light browning at edges. VG/VG 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
POINT OF NO RETURN: THE STORY OF THE TWENTIETH AIR FORCE., Morrison, Wilbur H.
59 Morrison, Wilbur H. POINT OF NO RETURN: THE STORY OF THE TWENTIETH AIR FORCE.
New York Times Books 1979 0812907388 / 9780812907384 Second Printing. Very Good Very Good- 
278 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). B&w illustrations. "The epic story of how the Twentieth Air Force was built into the most advanced strategic weapon of World War II and the prototype for today's Strategic Air Command is filled with action, heroic adventures, and technological triumphs. (This book) describes the expert teamwork which offset the tremendous obstacles facing General Henry ('Hap') Arnold, Chief of Army Air Corps, from the outset. The B-29 had to be designed, built, tested, and proved in an impossibly short time. But perhaps the greatest enemy of all was geography: The men in General Curtis LeMay's command flew B-29s carrying their own fuel over the Himalayas from India, where they were based for operations over China, Southeast Asia, and ultimately, Japan. Replete with firsthand reports and anecdotes, here are accounts of air battles against suicidal Japanese pilots, and of political infighting. The cast of characters includes supporters such as FDR and General George Marshall, and such prominent wartime figures as Chennault, Stilwell, and Chiang Kai-shek. The author details LeMay's little-known, successful tactic that wiped out virtually every major Japanese city long before the A-bombs were dropped. (He) argues convincingly that LeMay's strategy made not only the American atom bombing of Japan unnecessary, but also the development and future use of nuclear weapons." Small shallow bump at bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has two very small edge tears with creases - archivally taped, light rubbing, large corner crease on front flap, wrinkling and soft crease on spine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
60 Mosier, John. THE MYTH OF THE GREAT WAR: A NEW MILITARY HISTORY OF WORLD WAR I
New York HarperCollins 2001 0060196769 / 9780060196769 First Edition Very Good Very Good 
381 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w maps. "Based on a decade of research into previously unused French and German sources, (this book) shows what actually happened at the front as the participants perceived it at the time, as opposed to what French and British commanders and governments claimed. John Mosier, who visited all the major battlefields, describes and analyzes campaigns that are routinely neglected or ignored and shows why conventional accounts of such major battles as Verdun are incorrect. He explains how German tactics, weapons, training and leadership were consistently superior, and why the endless, ineffective attacks of the French and British with inferior weapons and battle tactics of the previous century resulted in mindless slaughter and defeat. Mosier also discusses the major military leaders on both sides - including Joffre, Petain, Foch, Gallieni, French, Haig, Wilson, Moltke, Ludendorff, Falkenhayn, Mudra, and Pershing. The French and British military controlled, suppressed, and manipulated all battlefield reports. German losses were magnified; failures became successes, defeats victories. Allied intelligence was grossly inaccurate and inadequate, and the result was a distorted picture of what was really happening. Absorbing and persuasive, 'The Myth of the Great War' is a striking new assessment of the military realities of World War I." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, faint finger print at fore-edge of free front endpaper. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top edge, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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