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The Language of the Dead
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The Language of the Dead

By Stephen Kelly

This book is in very good condition. The front, back, edges, and spine of the cover are free of wear. There is no bumping or fraying on the covers, The previous owner has initialed and dated the second page of the title and author. "On a late day in 1940, a butterfly, an Adonis blue, landed on a sprig of honeysuckle in a meadow above the village of Quimby, in Hampshire, and began to suck the blossom dry. Peter Wilkins noted the presence of the creature but did not move...." - Chapter One from the Language Of The Dead

$67.63

The Greatest Generation Speaks
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The Greatest Generation Speaks

By Tom Brokaw

This book is in very good condition. The dust jacket has some wear and the cover boards have none. The pages are white, crisp and clear of any markings. "I first began to appreciate fully all we owed the World War II generation while I was covering the fortieth and fiftieth anniversaries of D-day for NBC News. When I wrote in The Greatest Generation about the men and women who came out of the Depression, who won great victories and made lasting sacrifices in World War II and then returned home to begin building the world we have today - the people I called the Greatest Generation - it was my way of saying thank you. I felt that this tribute was long overdue, but I was not prepared for the avalanche of letters and responses touched off by that book...." - Preface by The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections

$15.43

My War
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My War

By Tracy Sugarman

This book is in very good condition. There is little to no wear on the cover boards. The dust jacket has a little wear. The pages are crisp, white, and clear of all markings. "On December 7th, 1941, when the Japanese were bombing Pearl Harbor, Tracy Sugarman was a young man studying to be an illustrator - and falling in love with a tawny-haired girl named June. But for Tracy, as for all Americans, everything changed that December dawn...." - Preface from My War: A Love Story in Letters and Drawings

$8.64

A World To Win
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A World To Win

By Upton Sinclair

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is severe fraying on the spine, but no markings on the cover boards. The pages are yellowing, but clear of any markings. The dust jacket is in poor condition, but still partially together. "Book One: The Pelting of this Pitiless Storm - The Hurt That Honor Feels Lanny kept thinking: This must be the only man in France who can smile. At least it was the only one Lanny had met, and Lanny had done some traveling in this time of agony and grief. The man whose name was spelled backward the same as forward, and who all his life had taken this as an omen of good luck--this man was in power again; he was overcoming all his enemies, thousands of them, yes, even millions. He sat at his desk by the window of what had once been a luxurious hotel suite, and beamed upon his visitor, reminding him: 'It has happened just about as I told you, M. Budd.' Lanny said it was so, and thought that the death of something like a hundred and twenty-five thousand Frenchmen, and the captivity of ten or twelve times as many, signified less to Pierre Laval than the ability to say: 'C'est moi qui avait raison!'" - Chapter One from A World To Win

$82.02

Enemy Of Rome
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Enemy Of Rome

By Leonard Cottrell

This book is in good condition. There is minimal wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is no bumping and little fraying on the cover boards. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but there are no markings on the pages. "The consul had encamped in the evening on the side of the lake just within the present Roman frontier, and on the Tuscan side of Passignano; he had made a forced march, and had arrived at his position so late that he could not examine the ground before him. Early next morning he set forward again; the morning mist hung thickly over the lake and the low ground, leaving the heights, as is often the case, quite clear. Flaminius, anxious to overtake his enemy, rejoiced in the friendly veil which thus concealed his advance, and hoping to fall upon Hannibal's army while it was still in marching order and in columns encumbered with the plunder of the valley of Arno. He passed through the defile of Passignano and found no enemy; this confirmed him in his belief that Hannibal did not mean to fight. Already Hannibal's Numidian calvary were on the edge of the basin of the Tiber; unless he could overtake them speedily they would have reached the plain, and Africans, Spaniards and Gauls would be rioting in the devastation of the garden of Italy. In a R.A.F. hospital near Naples, in 1944, it is almost time for Lights Out. The Night Sister, making her inspection, consults her watch, Through the open windows which face north, distant flashes of gunfire suddenly silhouette the hills. Kesselring's army is retreating towards the Gustav Line, pressed hard by the advancing Allies, but not one of the figures under the mosquito nets looks up. Some are reading, some with hands clasped behind their heads, lie just thinking. A few are asleep...." - Chapter One from Enemy Of Rome

$12.32