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The Dark Ages & the Ages of Gold

By Russell Fraser

New Jersey: Princeton, 1973. 425p no markings no tears clean and bright jacket very good. Original Provocative book western history interpretation of 16th century england. Rich fabric of quotation, allusuions, and examples from art, music, philosophy, theology and physical science to explain the cultural transition to the modern world. . 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. World History.

$9.50

Pan-Germanism

By Roland G. Usher , Ph.d.

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1913. 284 pages plus appendix and bibliography. dark navy (almost black) leather with gold gilted letters. untrimmed edges. Roland Usher wrote this study of German foreign policy in 1913, when at the time he was Associate Professor of History at Washington University, St. Louis. The apologia of the book is that Germany was bent on world wide domination in advancing a doctrine that Usher terms "Pan-Germanism." It is a fascinating book and well worth the read by those interested in the causes of WWI.. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. World History.

$11.88

President Truman and the Atomic Bomb (Great Mysteries Series)
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President Truman and the Atomic Bomb (Great Mysteries Series)

By Michael O'Neal

San Diego: Greenhaven Pr, 1990. Glossy hardcover Very good condition. No jacket. 112 pages. Includes an introduction. Discusses the events and decisions that led to the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945, particularly Truman's role as decision maker and initiator of the act.. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. World History.

$13.25

McClure's Life of Napoleon With 250 Pictures

By Ida M. Tarbell

Astor Place: S. S. McClure, Limited, 1895. very good condition. No jacket. Sunning on front cover and back. Illustrations and photographs all throughout the book. 248 pages. Includes preface. . 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. World History.

$19.00

The Rise and Fall of the British Empire Pt 2 of 3

By Patrick N. Allitt

Chantilly, VA: The Teaching Company, 2009. The Rise and Fall of the British Empire Pt 2 of 3. Part 2 starts with Lecture 13: China and the Opium Wars and ends with Lecture 24: Varsailles and Disillusionment. It considers the continuing legacies of the British Empire in contemporary Britian, the United States, and the rest of the world. NO cassette included. No markings or highlighter. . 1st. Softcover. Near Fine/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. World History.

$13.78

The Rise and Fall of the British Empire Pt 3 of 3

By Patrick N. Allitt

Chantilly, VA: The Teaching Company, 2009. The Rise and Fall of the British Empire Pt 3 of 3, 208pp including bibliography, Part 3 starts with Lecture 25: Ireland Divided and ends with Lecture 36: Epitaph and Legacy. No markings or highlighter. . 1st. Softcover. Near Fine/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. World History.

$13.78

The Rise and Fall of the British Empire

By Patrick N. Allitt

Chantilly, VA: The Teaching Company, 2009. The Rise and Fall of the British Empire, 134pp including bibliography, course guidebook Taught by: Professor Patrick N. Allitt from Emory University. . 1st. Softcover. Near Fine/Not Issued. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. World History.

$13.78

Empire
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Empire

By Niall Ferguson

New York, NY: Basic Books, 2003. Empire: The rise and demise of the british world order and the lessons for global power, Book and Jacket near fine condiition, 392pp including index, The British Empire was the largest in all history, its reach the nearest thing to world domination ever achieved. By the eve of the Second World War, over a fifth of the world's land surface and nearly a quarter of the world's population were under some form of British rule. Yet for today's generation, the British Empire has come to stand for nothing more than a lost Victorian past--one so remote that it has ceased even to be a target for satire. The time is ripe for a reappraisal.In this major new work of synthesis and revision, Niall Ferguson argues that the British Empire should be regarded not merely as vanished Victoriana but as the very cradle of modernity.. 1st. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. History.

$19.00

The Monks of War: The Military Religious Orders

By Desmond Seward

London: Eyre Methuen, 1972. 346 pages. Two half inch tears on top edge of jacket. Includes history on The Crusades and other militant times where monks played a role in war.. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. World History.

$13.78

A History of the Art of War in the Middle Ages: Volume I

By Charles Oman , K.b.e. , M.p.

U.S.A.: Burt Franklin, 1969. volume 1 of 2. 526 pages. Sir Charles William Chadwick Oman, KBE (1860 – 1946) was a British military historian of the early 20th century. His reconstructions of medieval battles from the fragmentary and distorted accounts left by chroniclers were pioneering. His style is an appealing mixture of astute analysis and dramatic narrative. He was born in Muzaffarpur district, India, the son of a British planter, and was educated at Oxford University. In 1881 he was elected to a Prize Fellowship at All Souls College, where he would remain for the rest of his career. He was elected the Chichele Professor of modern history at Oxford in 1905, serving as President of the Royal Historical Society (1917–1921), the Numismatic Society and the Royal Archaeological Institute. Oman was a Conservative member of Parliament for the University of Oxford constituency from 1919 to 1935, and was knighted in 1920.This work, published in 1885, is a perceptive study of the battle tactics that prevailed during the Middle Ages in the later Roman empire, the Byzantine empire, the Swiss confederation, Spain, England, France and Bohemia.. 2nd. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. World History.

$33.25

A History of the Art of War in the Middle Ages: Volume II

By Charles Oman , K.b.e. , M.p.

U.S.A.: Burt Franklin, 1969. volume 2 of 2. 436 pages plus index. Sir Charles William Chadwick Oman, KBE (1860 – 1946) was a British military historian of the early 20th century. His reconstructions of medieval battles from the fragmentary and distorted accounts left by chroniclers were pioneering. His style is an appealing mixture of astute analysis and dramatic narrative. He was born in Muzaffarpur district, India, the son of a British planter, and was educated at Oxford University. In 1881 he was elected to a Prize Fellowship at All Souls College, where he would remain for the rest of his career. He was elected the Chichele Professor of modern history at Oxford in 1905, serving as President of the Royal Historical Society (1917–1921), the Numismatic Society and the Royal Archaeological Institute. Oman was a Conservative member of Parliament for the University of Oxford constituency from 1919 to 1935, and was knighted in 1920.This work, published in 1885, is a perceptive study of the battle tactics that prevailed during the Middle Ages in the later Roman empire, the Byzantine empire, the Swiss confederation, Spain, England, France and Bohemia.. 2nd. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. World History.

$33.25

War in the Peninsula

By Jan Read

London: Faber & Faber, 1977. Very Good hardcover in a very Good dust jacket. Jan Read's book sets theconflict in its wider historicalcontext and pays special attention to the activities of the guerillas, whose day to day attacks on the invader inflicted a terrible toll on the Frenchand did as much to achive ultimate victory as the more spectacular victories of Wellington. It is illustrated by little-known paintings and engravings, mainly from Spanish sources. 256pp including index. . 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. World History.

$21.38

The Courtesans: The Demi-Monde in Nineteenth-Century France

By Joanna Richardson

United States Of America: Castle, 2004. 151 pages plus notes, bibliography, and index. Richardson pens a colorful portrait of twelve of the most famous courtesans; women who encrusted bathroom taps with jewels, fought duels in the Bois de Boulogne, scandalized society, influenced the press and politics, and ensnared the husbands and lovers of the most beautiful women in Paris.. 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. World History.

$7.60

The Fleet the Gods Forgot: The U.S. Asiatic Fleet in World War II

By W. G. Winslow

Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1982. Near fine condition, jacket near fine condition, 327pp including index ,bibliography, and notes. The dramatic tale of the U.S. Asiatic Fleet in World War II has, until now, been given little attention....But its short and tragic story of heroism anid defeat is one that has long deserved telling and has finally found a worthy chronicler. To fill this gap in the history of naval operations during World War II, the author has provided the first complete account of the brave actions of the men and ships of America's forgotten Asiatic fleet.. 1st. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. History.

$15.20

Discovering the Rommel Murder: The Life and Death of the Desert Fox (Stackpole Classics)
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Discovering the Rommel Murder: The Life and Death of the Desert Fox (Stackpole Classics)

By Charles F. Marshall

Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2002. As new condition, 267pp. Field Marshal Erwin Rommel's heroic opposition to Hitler in 1944 cost him his life. In this intriguing, well-paced tale of a journalistic coup, Marshall, the first to discover the real events behind Rommel's death, tells how he learned the facts from Rommel's widow and delves into the great general's background and death. He arrived at his conclusions based on his intimate knowledge of men on Rommel's staff and his access to Rommel's papers, including letters from the general to his wife. Here, for the first time in paperback, is the exciting story of how the world learned about the way the "Desert Fox" met his death.. 1st. Softcover. As New/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. History.

$13.30

Hitler's Commanders: German Bravery in the Field 1939-1945
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Hitler's Commanders: German Bravery in the Field 1939-1945

By James Lucas

New York, NY: Cassell, 2001. Book as new condition, jacket near fine condition, 223pp including index. Illustrations of generals on glossy stock paper. As absolute as Hitler's control over the Nazi war machine was, it depended on the ability, judgment, and unquestioning loyalty of the senior officers charged with implementing his ideas. These 14 soldiers, all of different rank, from varied backgrounds, and highly awarded, exemplify German military prowess at its most dangerous. A top military historian examines their achievements. Among his subjects: Panzer commander Warner Kempf and Kurt Mayer, commander of the Hitler Youth Division.. 1st. Hardcover. As New/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. History.

$13.30

Ghosts of the Spanish Steps

By Daniele Vare

London: John Murray, 1955. book very good condition, jacket fair condition rips and tears in jacket. 213pp including index. black and white illustrations throughout on glossy stock paper. . 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. World History.

$7.60

Cambridge Illustrated History: Ancient Greece

By Paul Cartledge

Italy: Cambridge Univ Press, 2002. fresh interpretations of classical greek culture. the book devotes as much attention to social, economic, sexual and itellectual aspects as to politics and war.. 1st. Soft Cover. Near Fine/Not Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. World History.

$13.78

Speeches of The Late Right Honorable Sir Robert Peel, Bart

By Peel, Sir Robert

London: George Routledge and Co., 1853. Delivered in the House of Commons with a General Explanatory Index. Beautiful 4 vol. set bound in 3/4 calf with marbled boards. six compartments with extra gilt on spine and a red label and stamped gilt title on spine. top edge gilt. Very clean and bright interior in all vols. 768 pages vol one 1810-1829, 864 pages in vol. two, 887 in vol. three and 856 pp in vol. four. The is an additional 2 vol. set available ($350.00) of The Life of Sir Robert Peel by Thomas Doubleday.bound in like fashion. . 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Fine Binding.

$427.50

Po;itical Life of the Most Honorable Sir, Robert Peel, Bart. An Analytical Biography. Two Volumes.

By Doubleday, Thomas

London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1856. Beautiful 2 vol. set bound in 3/4 calf with marbled boards. six compartments with extra gilt on spine and a red label and stamped gilt title on spine. top edge gilt Very clean and bright interior in both vols. 510 pages vol one and 530 pages including index in vol. two. The is an additional 4 vol. set available ($450.00) of Speeches of Sir Robert Peel bound in like fashion. . 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Fine Binding.

$332.50

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