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ADVENTURES OF A COLUMNIST., Berton, Pierre.
81 Berton, Pierre. ADVENTURES OF A COLUMNIST.
McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1960, first edition. 
211 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Pierre Berton takes us behind the scenes for a look at this business of writing a daily newspaper column. It's a highly personalized account, to be sure, but one that is well calculated to entertain almost any reader. Included along with the author's personal comments is a varied selection of many of the best columns he has written over a two-year period. None of them has appeared before in book form." Very small light mark on page 121, tiny chip at bottom edge of free rear endpaper, slight darkening to top of textblock, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has several small closed tears - one with creases, light edge wear/wrinkling wear at top of spine and flap- folds has been colored with black ink, tiny chips at top of spine and top/bottom of flap-folds, light rubbing, minor soiling. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MARCHING AS TO WAR:  CANADA'S TURBULENT YEARS, 1899-1953., Berton, Pierre.
82 Berton, Pierre. MARCHING AS TO WAR: CANADA'S TURBULENT YEARS, 1899-1953.
Doubleday Canada 2001 0385257252 / 9780385257251 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
632 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H). Pictorial endpapers, b&w maps. "The first war of the century, which took Canadian soldiers to South Africa, and the last, which sent them to Korea, bracket the tumultuous years of the (20th) century's first half like bookends on the shelf of history. They have a good deal in common, these two minor conflicts, whose chronicles pale when compared to the bloodbaths of the two world wars. Canada's wartime days are long past, and for many, the scars of war have healed. Vimy has been manicured clean, its pockmarked slopes softened by a green mantle of Canadian pines. Dieppe has reverted to a resort town, its beaches long since washed free of Canadian blood. Now a days, Canadians are proud of their role as Peacekeepers, from which they have gained a modicum of the international acclaim the nation has always craved, with precious little blood wasted in the process. In this monumental work, Pierre Berton brings Canadian history to life once again, relying on a host of sources, including newspaper accounts and first-hand reports, to tell the story of these four wars through the eyes of the privates in the trenches, the generals at the front, and the politicians and families back home. By profiling the interwar years, Berton traces how one war led to the next, and how the country was changed in the process. Illustrated with maps and line drawings, 'Marching as to War' describes how the experience of war helped to bind Canada together as a nation and chronicles the transformation of Canada's dependence upon Great Britain and its slow emergence as an independent nation caught in a love-hate relationship with the United States." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling and very minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE SMUG MINORITY., Berton, Pierre.
83 Berton, Pierre. THE SMUG MINORITY.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
160 pp, 8 3/4" H. "This is a book about freedom - and the lack of it - in Canada: freedom from useless and often degrading toil; freedom from want and freedom from ignorance. It is Berton's thesis, documented by public statments made over the past generation, that a smug minority of business and political leaders has conspired to inhibit that freedom. The author indicts his fellow countrymen for failing to invest in human beings in the same way that they invest in power plants, highways, and gold mines. His researches into poverty in Canada and into the inequalities of the education system will shock a good many readers just as his theories on work and leisure will enrage others raised in the Calvinist ethic. The book ranges over a wide variety of topics: the hippie movement in Toronto's Yorkville village - the author's personal experiences in a Yukon mining camp - the future of educational television in Canada - and the Chamber of Commerce's abortive 'Operation Freedom' campaign. But always Berton hammers on his central theme - that the nation has been held back by an inbred power-elite: 'Selfish, narrow, short-sighted men unable to grasp the vision of the future, imprisoned by a bookkeeping attitude to life, creeping silently and blindly along at the tag end of the parade of progress'." Small stamp mark on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine, light to moderate rubbing - mostly on rear panel, one small edge tear archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
NAPOLEON III AND HIS CARNIVAL EMPIRE., Bierman, John.
84 Bierman, John. NAPOLEON III AND HIS CARNIVAL EMPIRE.
New York St. Martin's Press 1988 0312018274 / 9780312018276 Book Club Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
439 pp, lg 8vo (9 1/2" H). Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions. "Louis Napoleon, nephew of the famous Bonaparte, is one of the most colorful historical actors of the nineteenth century. Bohemian, adventurer and compulsive Don Juan, he managed to the astonishment of virtually everyone to be elected President of France in 1848 and within three years staged the coup d'etat that made him emperor." Previous owner's name/date in ink on free front endpaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight fading at top edge of front board. Dust jacket has some areas of light edge wrinkling; light browning at some edges; some light fading to front panel (top edge and at front flap-fold area) and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE EARLY TRADING COMPANIES OF NEW FRANCE:  A CONTRIBUTION TO THE HISTORY OF COMMERCE AND DISCOVERY IN NORTH AMERICA., Biggar, H.P.
85 Biggar, H.P. THE EARLY TRADING COMPANIES OF NEW FRANCE: A CONTRIBUTION TO THE HISTORY OF COMMERCE AND DISCOVERY IN NORTH AMERICA.
Toronto University of Toronto Library 1901 First, Limited Edition. Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
308 pp, 10 1/4" H. No. 118 of the limited first edition of 600 copies. Rebound in maroon cloth with gilt lettering on spine, new endpapers. An ex-library copy with college stamp on top edge of textblock, library stamps, etc. on free endpapers. *Please note: lacks fold-out map that should accompany text.* Chapter headings: Introduction: Brief description of early expeditions to the regions of the St. Lawrence; The Discovery and Occupation of the St. Lawrence Valley; The Birth and Growth of Trade and Commerce, 1497-1597; The Two Attempts of La Roche and the First Fur-Trade Monopoly; The Two Monopolies of Monts, 1604-1608; The Freedom of Trade, 1609-1613; Champlain's Company, 1614-1620; The Caens Company and its Union with Champlain's, 1621-1627; The Company of New France, 1627-1629; New France under the Scottish and English Company, 1629-1632; Appendix: The Sources (Official / Narrative / Anonymous); Index. A small bump to the top corner of approx. 2/3 of the pages (becomes progessively smaller) - 21 page leaves have a small piece missing at the top corner; small tear at bottom of title page archivally taped; very light browning to pages and edges of text block; very light wear at corners of boards and at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
IRISHMEN ALL., Birmingham, George A.  Colour illustrations by Jack B. Yeats.
86 Birmingham, George A. Colour illustrations by Jack B. Yeats. IRISHMEN ALL.
T.N. Foulis, Edinburgh, 1914 reprint. 
225 pp + publisher's ads, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover (dark green cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. Top edge gilt. Fore edges of textblock untrimmed. 12 colour plates from oil paintings by Jack B. Yeats, tipped on to gray stock and tissue-covered (collated). Chapter headings: The Higher Official; The Minor Official; The Policeman; The Squireen; The Politician; The Country Gentleman; The Farmer; The Publican; The Exile from Erin; The Parish Priest; T h e " M inister"; The Young Lady and Gentleman in Business. Previous owner's name/date on front pastedown, faint pencil erasure marks on free front endpaper, light edge wear, slight browning to spine, some soiling/browning to yapped page edges. V er y G oo d- 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
87 Birney, Earle, Dilworth, Ira, Pacey, Desmond, Bonenfant, Jean-Charles and Duhamel, Roger, selected by. Foreword by Joseph McCulley. NEW VOICES: CANADIAN UNIVERSITY WRITING OF 1956.
J.M. Dent & Sons, Toronto, (1956). 
184 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. A collection of Canadian university students' writings (prose, poetry and at least one play). Contributions in English and French. Previous owners name on free front endpaper, pages browning very lightly, l ight edgewear to boards. Dust jacket has light edgewear/wrinkling, six small closed tears archivally taped, spine lightly rubbed. VG/VG- 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
DOWN THE LONG TABLE., Birney, Earle.
88 Birney, Earle. DOWN THE LONG TABLE.
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1955 First Edition Hard Cover Good- Fair 
298 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). In this novel, Gordon Saunders, a Canadian professor lecturing at an American university one day finds himself "among hostile strangers. There they sat, his accusers, looking at him down the length of the table, and of half a lifetime in a room filled with the atmostphere of suspicion and hatred - the special atmosphere of Investigating Committees in the Fifties. Their questions concerned people he had known, and things he had done, in 1932 and 1933; certain people and certain things only, for their final and all-important question - his relationship, past and present, with the Communist Party." Tiny closed tear (archivally taped) at top corner of free rear endpaper, bump to top corner of boards with slight migration into adjacent few pages, slight bump at bottom corners, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny repaired tear in cloth at bottom of front hinge, small shallow bump on bottom edge of rear board, light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has heavy browing on spine and flap-folds, small chips and tears, light rubbing, moderate edge wear/wrinkling, now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
89 Birney, Earle. DOWN THE LONG TABLE.
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1955 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Signed by Author
298 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). Signed and dated by author on title page: "Earle Birney 22 Oct 1967 Toronto". "Readers who experienced the years of the great depression, in this country or elsewhere, will find their memories painfully and perhaps fruitfully stirred; younger readers will doubtless gain new understanding of the struggles, miseries and frustrations of those heartbreaking times that preceded the excitement and activity of war. Students of politics and the social scene should find much to interest them in the story of Communist, Trotskyist and other organizations that formed and operated in Canada during the long years of poverty, unemployment and unrest. Its blend of sympathy, irony and humour, and its frank discussions of so many questions which are close to us all earn for this compelling novel a rightful place beside the major novels of this decade." Previous owner's name in pen at top of front free endpaper, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light browning to edges of text block, minor soiling mark on bottom of edge block. Dust jacket has moderate browning on spine and light browning at edges, light edge wear - includes a few tiny chips, light rubbing/soiling. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
CANADA'S GLORY:  BATTLES THAT FORGED A NATION., Bishop, Arthur.  Foreword Hon. Hartland de M. Molson.
90 Bishop, Arthur. Foreword Hon. Hartland de M. Molson. CANADA'S GLORY: BATTLES THAT FORGED A NATION.
Toronto McGraw-Hill Ryerson 1996 0075528096 / 9780075528098 First Printing Hard Cover Very Good- Very Good- 
309 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w maps, photographs, reproductions. "Spanning over 200 years of Canadian history and over 30 major battles, (this book) includes: The War of 1812, when Upper Canada and Lower Canada united to defeat the American threat, giving Canadians a true sense of nationalism for the first time; The Boer War in South Africa, from 1899 to 1902 where Canadian troops first fought and won overseas; World War I and its grim trench warfare, including the Battle of Vimy Ridge - a classic in terms of planning and strategy - described in unforgettable detail; World War II, with its triumphs and tragedies - Hong Kong, Dieppe, D-Day, and the Battle of Normandy. Arthur Bishop's detailed research and colourful narrative brings the personalities of war to life and imbues each battle with the drama and emotions that makes it memorable." Slight waviness to edges of text block, very small bump at top corners of both boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny soiling marks on boards, tiny dint on bottom edge of rear board, place/date/notation/initials in ink on front free endpaper. Dust jacket has light rubbing, slight fading on spine, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine/flap-folds and at top of rear panel, crease down rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE FACE OF ENGLAND IN A SERIES OF OCCASIONAL SKETCHES., Blunden, Edmund.
91 Blunden, Edmund. THE FACE OF ENGLAND IN A SERIES OF OCCASIONAL SKETCHES.
Longmans, Green, London, 1932. 
178 pp, 7" H, hard cover (dark green cloth with gold lettering and banding on spine, gold decorations on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. One of the 'English Heritage Series'. A collection of prose and poetry by Edmund Blunden, one of Engl and's WWI poets, here describing aspects of the English countryside and village life. Titles include: Expressions at the Market; The Fan Tod; The Hop Leaf, An Ancient Holiday (Cricket); The Winter Moth; Mists and Fogs; The Village Chimney s ; A n E x - F ootballer; A Country Prayer, etc. Small label from bookstore on front pastedown, previous owner's name/date on free front endpaper, six pages with small light stain in margin, book slightly cracked at pages 128/129, minor soiling to t o p of te xt bl oc k, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
TALES OF GREEN HEDGES., Blyton, Enid.  Illustrated by Joyce Johnson.
92 Blyton, Enid. Illustrated by Joyce Johnson. TALES OF GREEN HEDGES.
World Distributors, Manchester, c1946. 
169 pp, small 8vo (7 5/8" H), hard cover (yellow boards with black lettering/illustration on spine, black illustration on front board) - in dust jacket. Pictoral endpapers, attractively illustrated throughout with b&w drawings by Joyce Johnson. "I n these four-and-twenty charmingly told tales Enid Blyton has journeyed round the year, choosing a flower, an animal, a bird, a fish or a tree, and telling two fascinating stories to illustrate some incidents of nature life characteristic o f e a c h m o nth. Some of the stories are delightful fantasies of fairies, witches, naughty gnomes and pixies, but all contain factual information about interesting and often unnoticed aspects of nature, which will be remembered and treasured by M i ss B ly to n 's e ager young readers." Large gift inscription on half-title page, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump to bottom rear corner - slight bump to other corners, very light colored watermark at top edge of free re ar end pa per , f adi ng an d v ery small watermark to top of textblock, very light browning to fore-edge and bottom of textblock, slight darkening to spine and edges of boards. Dust jacket is price clipped, has small to medium tears and chips at top /bot tom of spin e an d f lap -fol ds - some with creases, minor edge wear, very light rubbing and soiling on rear panel, faint writing indentation on front flap. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
A BATSFORD CENTURY: THE RECORD OF A HUNDRED YEARS OF PUBLISHING AND BOOKSELLING, 1843-1943., Bolitho, Hector, Editor.  Harry Batsford, Charles Fry, Hector Bolitho.
93 Bolitho, Hector, Editor. Harry Batsford, Charles Fry, Hector Bolitho. A BATSFORD CENTURY: THE RECORD OF A HUNDRED YEARS OF PUBLISHING AND BOOKSELLING, 1843-1943.
London B.T. Batsford 1944 Second Impression with Corrections. Hard Cover Very Good- Good- 
148 pp, 9 1/4" H, medium blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board, top edge gilt. B&w plates, reproductions, drawings, 2 colour plates (including frontispiece). A history of the family business begun by Bradley Thomas Batsford in 1843 up to the time of the Second World War, looking at the management, staff, premises, publications and authors. Batsford's main focus has always been architecture, from the huge folios of its early days to the accessible series that have introduced the British people (and others) to the beauties of the churches, country houses, cottages, etc. of their country. Contents: Foreword; B.T. Batsford: his Family, Early Life and Apprenticeship; Early Days of the Business; First Publications; A Victorian Bookseller-Publisher; New Premises and a New Arrival; Bradley and Herbert Batsford: Publishing Developments; Harry Batsford; A Tribute to Herbert Batsford; The Great War; Portrait of a Charwoman; Another New Arrival; Post-war Ups and Downs; The Move to Mayfair; A Publishing "New Deal"; Publishers' Journeys; William Hanneford-Smith: a Tribute; William Hanneford-Smith: an Account of his Work; Charles Fry; Brian Cook; Work at Home and Abroad; A Wartime Evacuation; The War in North Audley Street; Publishing from the Malvern Hills; Some Predecessors in a Tradition; Graduation in a Tradition; Some Friends of Batsfords; Thoughts on a Century; Acknowledgment; Index. Lean to spine, gift inscription in ink from 1953 written on front free endpaper, small bump at top of spine, slight browning to edges of boards. Dust jacket has several small edge tears (some with creases) and small to tiny edge chips, light to moderate browning on spine, flap-folds and edges, very light rubbing/soiling on rear panel; protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A HISTORY OF ST. MARGARET'S IN THE PINES, WEST HILL AND THE PARISH OF SCARBOROUGH, 1833-1983., Bonis, Robert R.
94 Bonis, Robert R. A HISTORY OF ST. MARGARET'S IN THE PINES, WEST HILL AND THE PARISH OF SCARBOROUGH, 1833-1983.
St. Margaret's Church, West Hill, Ontario, 1983. 
x, 59 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H), hard cover (dark blue boards with gold lettering on front board) - no dust jacket. Facsimile of author's siganture on title page. B&w photographs. Contents: Foreword; Pioneers of the Parish; Builders of the Parish ; The Rural Parish; The Building of the New St. Margaret's; From Country Parish to Suburban Church; The Church in the new Community; Clergy of the Parish. Large gift inscription on free and tiny faint mark on front endpaper, a few tiny fa i n t t a p e m arks at top/bottom corner of free front endpaper, tiny bump at bottom of spine. Very Good+ 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
95 Bonis, Robert R. WINDSWEPT.
West Hill, Ontario Highlands Press 1980 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Robert R. Bonis, photographs. Signed by Author
202 pp,10 1/4" H. Signed by author on title page. B&w and colour photographs, music scores. A collection of poems, songs, hymns, carols, etc. about rural life in old Scarborough, Ontario where the author lived his early life and also of the Haliburton Highlands where the family summered in a lakeside cottage. Faint browning to front free endpaper and half-title page. Dust jacket has light edgewear/wrinkling, 1/2" closed tear at bottom of front panel, tiny closed tears at top of spine - now protected in mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SPORTING TIMES: THE "PINK 'UN" WORLD., Booth, J.B.  Foreword by the Earl of Lonsdale.
96 Booth, J.B. Foreword by the Earl of Lonsdale. SPORTING TIMES: THE "PINK 'UN" WORLD.
T. Werner Laurie, London, 1938, first edition. 
284 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations - collated. "For more than a generation 'The Pink 'Un', as 'The Sporting Times' was familiarly known, occupied a position unique in the journalistic world - a position which no p aper to-day has achieved. It was more than a mere journal for the sportsman and man about town; it established itself as a social centre of a highly specialized nature, and its readers constituted a species of home and overseas club, whose b o n d o f fellowship was good humour and good sportsmanship..." Chapter headings: The "Pink 'Un" World; The "Pink 'Un" and the Stage; The Actor-Managers; Adelphi Days; The Old School of Dramatists; "The Lane"; Benefits and "Commands"; Disillusion ; A Co a ch -B a ck Ride; Character Studies; Artist and Author; Luck of the Game; Tips and Systems; Two Great Races; Low Finance; Turf Humours. Gift inscription and notation on free front end paper, moderate browning on end papers, slight browning to p age s, bo ok li ghtly cocked, book lightly cracked at several places - pages holding firmly, small slight bump at corners of boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear. Dust jacket has several small tears and a few chips - mai nly at top /bo ttom of sp ine and flap-folds, light edge wear/wrinkling/soft creasing, fading to spine color and slightly at edges, tiny ink smudge on rear panel, old tape residue at top edge - mainly on inside surface. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
AUTUNNO DI COSTANTINOPOLI.  PAGINE d'ATLANTE CON 16 VECCHIE STAMPE.  (CONSTANTINOPLE.), Borgese, G.A.  (Giuseppe Antonio Borgese, 1882-1952.)
97 Borgese, G.A. (Giuseppe Antonio Borgese, 1882-1952.) AUTUNNO DI COSTANTINOPOLI. PAGINE d'ATLANTE CON 16 VECCHIE STAMPE. (CONSTANTINOPLE.)
Milano Fratelli Treves 1929 Limited Edition. Three-Quarter Leather Good 
XXVIII, 141 pp + Indice Delle Illustrazioni + Indice, 7 3/4" H. Green leather spine and corners (faded to brown on spine and edges), spine with five raised bands and gilt lettering, marbled paper sides, speckled decoration to text block edges - over original paper wraps. Green patterned endpapers, green ribbon bookmark.16 b&w plates (collated). Number 646 in an edition of 1500 copies. *Italian text.* Indice (Contents): L'Oriente! l'Orient!; Atlante; Profilo di Stambul; Tramonto del colore; Kemal; Palazzi sultaniali; I frati di Silivri; Aya Sofia; Congedo dal Bosforo; Westwards, ho! Indice Delle Illustrazioni (List of Illustrations): Costantinopoli veduta da Scutari; Cimitero di Scutari; L'Ippodromo; Il Mihrab della Suleimanie; Il terzo cortile del Serraglio; Davanti alla moschea di Eyub; Il cimitero di Eyub sul Corno d'oro; Antico caffe; Davanti a Santa Sofia; Interno di Santa Sofia; La cisterna delle mille e una colonne; Yere-Batan-Serai; Il cortile della Ahmedie; Mura e torri; L'antico porto; La Punta del Serraglio. Faint blind stamp mark on title page, very light browning in margins of pages, light browning to endpapers - moderate on verso of free endpapers, light edge wear - mainly tiny and small areas of surface loss on leather, some browning to edges of marbled paper on boards, leather has been treated with museum quality leather dressing. 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
THE ROMANY RYE., Borrow, George.
98 Borrow, George. THE ROMANY RYE.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good - A.E. Jackson. 
498 pp + publisher's catalogue, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, sepiatone illustrations, including frontispiece. A fictionalized account of the author's travels on the open roads of mid-19th century Victorian Britain and the colourful characters who lived the vagabond life at that time. Previous owner's name, place and date (1930) in ink on rear of frontispiece; small newspaper clipping of poem tipped-in on free front endpaper; minor to light edge/corner wear; small light curl to top corner of pages; soft crease down half-title page. Slipcase has light edge fading, very light edge wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
LEGENDS OF QUEBEC.  FROM THE LAND OF THE GOLDEN DOG., Boswell, Hazel.
99 Boswell, Hazel. LEGENDS OF QUEBEC. FROM THE LAND OF THE GOLDEN DOG.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Hazel Boswell. 
120 pp, 8" H. Colour illustrations. Contents: Foreword; The Feast of St. John the Baptist; The White Owl; The Weeping Rock; Felix the Obstinate; Old Desanges; The Lighthouse of Ste. Julie; Josephine's Promise; The Man Who Shot the Cross; The Little Bear; The Trip to Paris; Notes. Small McClelland and Stewart stamp mark on free front endpaper, some light toning on free endpapers from dust jacket flaps, minor edge wear, minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, three edge tears with creases archivally taped, wear, most edge wear has been dyed green to match dust jacket colour - has bled through to inside surface, light surface rubbing, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WEAPONS FREE.  THE STORY OF A GULF WAR HELICOPTER PILOT., Boswell, Richard.  Foreword by General Sir Peter de la Billiere.
100 Boswell, Richard. Foreword by General Sir Peter de la Billiere. WEAPONS FREE. THE STORY OF A GULF WAR HELICOPTER PILOT.
Crecy, (Manchester, 1998). 
216 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w and color photographs. "In September 1990 Richard Boswell was a newly qualified helicopter pilot in the Royal Navy, fresh out of flight school and flying one of the most potent fighting helicopters in the world - the Westland Lynx. The world was at his feet in every sense. Then, on the day he and his girlfriend decided to buy a house together, Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait. With less than 24 hours notice, Richard Boswell was onboard HMS Manchester and en-route to the Gulf and impending war. Once in the Gulf, HMS Manchester prepared for the seaborne invasion that most thought was inevitalbe. Boswell saw action against Iraqi forces, protecting Allied ships and sinking a number of Iraqi gunboats. After the liberation of Kuwait, he flew extensively around the devastated country, when his duties included a spell as pilot for Sir Peter de la Billiere. But his story does not end there. After returning to the UK , Boswell became an instructor and also indulged his passion for flying home-built aircraft, a passion that led to the accident that nearly killed him and ended his days as a Navy pilot. The portrayal of the battle to rebuilt his shattered life is every bit as graphic as his wartime experiences in the Gulf." Minor wrinkling at top of spine - very light at bottom. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at bottom of spine. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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