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PASSION AND SOCIAL CONSTRAINT

Haag, Ernest van den,

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New York, 1957, Stein & Day, lst US ed , hard bound in dust jacket, Fine / Fine cond, 6x9, 368 pp.

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London 2001, Chatham, UK first edition, hard bound in dust jacket, 6x9, FINE/FINE CONDITION, 240 pages, illus, appendices, bibliog, index. ----------------------------------------Begining with the artillery transport barges operated by Henry VIII's Board of Ordnance in the 16th century, for the past 500 years the British Army has been responsible for a large and varied fleet of ships, but a fleet whose history has been overshadowed by that of the Royal Navy. This book gives a complete history of the ships and other maritime forces operated by the Army, including the Submarine Mining Service of the late 19th century, where the Royal Engineers defended harbours with mines and torpedoes, through the First and Second World Wars, and into the post-war period, when the Army's Navy had the perilous job of disposing of thousands of tons of unstable surplus ammunition by dumping it at sea.

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This superb new reference work is an illustrated bibliography of English language books relating to the Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902. Over 200 very rare covers of original editions are illustrated, many in full color., plus descriptions of hundreds of books in all categories of Boer War history. ------------------------------------- 1994 limited edition of 1200 copies only, 9 x 13, hard bound in dust jacket, glossy page stock, , VG/VG condition, ( very light corner bump & dj shows light wear and wrinkle) 203 pages, prof. illus in B&W and color.

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The authors explore in great detail the naval policies for both Germany & Canada, showing how expanding German interests in the America's were perceived by Canada, how Canada reacted in shaping a Navy, and the Canadian Naval operations in WW I while engaged in coastal defence against German raiders and U-Boats. ................................. Montreal, McGill-Queens, 1st Canadian edition, hard bound in dust jacket, VG/ VG condition , 1991, 7 x 10, xxvi, 391 pages, illus, maps, extensive notes, bibliog, index.

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Toronto 1990 , First Canadian paper edition , McGill-Queens Univ Pr, 6x9, Fine condition, xx, 360 pages, illus, maps, notes, bibliog, index. German submarines penetrated Canadian waters during the Second World War to within 172 miles of Quebec City They sank ships, landed spies, laid mines, built an automatic weather station, undertook forays to rescue escaped German POWs, and forced the Canadian government to close the St Lawrence River and Gulf to Allied shipping. The U-boats constituted a serious threat to North American security and a major challenge to coastal and convoy defence. The deployment of minesweepers and escorts, the placement of harbour defences, and the planning of convoy routes were triggered by genuine fears that Halifax, St John's, and inland ports and convoys on the St Lawrence might be blockaded or even attacked by one of these most sinister of maritime weapons. German successes reveal the extent of Canada's unpreparedness. Hadley focuses on the exploits of ... Read more

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PEOPLE OF THE MIST

Haggard, H Rider

Polegate, 1998, Pulp Fiction co, paper covers, 5 x 7 1/2, VG condition, , 343 pages. ---------------------------------------------------Leonard Outram, a young Englishman who's just lost his fortune along with and his fiancee's hand, makes an oath: he'll win back his home and live happily ever after. Really! Well, sort of. Leonard ends up in Africa, which, at that point in history, was the place to win your fortune back for the gods of fate. (Take that, Vegas! Eat dirt, Monte Carlo! How now, Macau?!) Well, sort of. Leonard rescues a maid from a slave-dealer -- for a fee, of course! -- and then falls in love with her, complicating the heck out of his situation. Oh well: a great adventure ensues, taking them to places no one has ever heard of, then or now -- leading to narrow escapes, love, intrigue, and (of course) high adventure.

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SHE & ALLAN

Haggard, H Rider

Polegate, 1998, Pulp Fiction co., paper covers, 5 x 7 1/2, VG condition, ( light corner crease on cover), 290 pages. ------------------------------------------------------------Allan Quartermain -- hero of more books that we can shake our stick at -- and Ayesha (that is, She Who Must Be Obeyed) share the limelight in this two-fisted adventure by H. Rider Haggard, but oddly enough considering the stars on stage, it's Umslopogaas the Zulu who steals the show. Marvelous battles ensue.

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AYESHA- The Return of SHE

Haggard, H Rider

Polegate, 1998, Pulp Fiction co, paper covers, 5 x 7 1/2, VG condition, , 301 pages. ------------------------------------------------------This book, second in the trilogy that begins with She, takes place in central Asia (China, Tibet, or Russia -- Haggard never tells us where, exactly, but it's clearly someplace in that vicinity), rather than Africa, but loses nothing for its location. The book's full of adventure -- a great avalanche, a chase by the death hounds, Ayesha's reincarnation, and of course the ultimate battle with Kalloon , there's even Ayesha's meeting with her "servants" -- that is shadows and ghosts from beyond and the past. Not to be missed by Haggard fans.

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AYESHA- The Return of SHE

Haggard, H Rider

Polegate, 1998, Pulp Fiction co, paper covers, 5 x 7 1/2, VG condition, , 301 pages. .......................................................This book, second in the trilogy that begins with She, takes place in central Asia (China, Tibet, or Russia -- Haggard never tells us where, exactly, but it's clearly someplace in that vicinity), rather than Africa, but loses nothing for its location. The book's full of adventure -- a great avalanche, a chase by the death hounds, Ayesha's reincarnation, and of course the ultimate battle with Kalloon ...there's even Ayesha's meeting with her "servants" -- that is shadows and ghosts from beyond and the past. Not to be missed by Haggard fans.

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GERMAN - SOVIET RELATIONS IN THE WEIMAR ERA

Haigh, R H , D S Morris & A R Peters

Totowa, 1985, Barnes & Noble, US first edition, hard bound in dust jacket, 6x9, VG/VG condition, viii, 206 pages, notes, bibliog, index -------------------------------------------------- This book presents a comprehensive account of relations between Germany and Soviet Russia in the period known as the Weimar era, from 1919 until the summer of 1933. This relationship was influenced directly and indirectly by their individual relations with the major western powers. To a large extent, therefore, German-Soviet relations are analysed in terms of the major European diplomatic initiatives which affected both nations during the Weimar years. The book shows the relationship they forged was one influenced by perceptions of individual and mutual benefit especially in the political, economic and military fields.

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Montreal, 1998, McGill-Queen's, Canadian paper reprint, 5 x 7 1/2, VG CONDITION, 286 pages, notes, bibliog, index. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Covering the years between the end of the Hundred Years War and the beginning of the Thirty Years War, this book explains the part played in the lives of individuals in the early modern phase of European history. It starts with a survey of conflicts and an analysis of the 'military reformation' in the ways in which wars were fought, and goes on to investigate the problems of recruitment in an age when those taking part in wars formed a society of their own. The book concludes with a study of the impact of war on civilians, and the more pervasive but indirect impact on them of war-induced shifts in the economy, the incidence of taxation and the nature of government.

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Down East Books, Camden, Maine, 1985. 2nd US printing, hard bound in dust jacket, VG/VG CONDITION, ( light dj edge wear ), 7 x 10, 311 pages, illus, bibliog. ...................................................... On an "I will if you will" dare, John Haley enlisted in the 17th Maine Regiment in August 1862 "for three years, unless sooner discharged." ("Discharged, shot, or starved" would have been more accurate, Haley wryly observed.) Though a reluctant soldier at first, he went on to fight steadfastly in the Army of the Potomac for nearly three years, participating in some of the most significant clashes of the Civil War. With typical self-deprecation, Haley described himself as "an indifferent soldier, present all the time." But what a time it was: the green troops of the 17th were thrown almost at once into the bloodiest one-day battle of the war, at Sharpsburg (Antietam). And the Maine men were there to the end, at Appomattox, where Haley's regi ... Read more

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St. Catherines Vanwell 1995., first Canadian edition, hard bound in dust jacket, 6 1/2 x 9 1/2, FINE/FINE CONDITION, 272 pages, illustrations, notes, bibliog., appendices, index. ----------------------------------------- "BUT I DIDN'T KNOW THAT." The men who built and sailed on Canadian merchant ships during World War II, often hear such a reaction from postwar generations to the news that Canada operated the wartime world's fourth largest Merchant Navy, almost all of it built in Canadian shipyards. ---------------------------------------------------Compared to the well-published achievements of the Navy, Army and Air Force, an ocean of silence surrounds the long-gone Canadian Merchant Navy. In his new book, Robert Halford examines Canada's so-called Unknown Navy. Using available source material, the personal recollections of merchant seamen and his own wartime experiences, he provides an in-depth look at the Merchant Navy from its glorious beginnings to its ... Read more

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London: 1980. Longman , Third (revised & enlarged) edition, hard bound in dust jacket, 8 1/2 x 12, VG/VG condition, . 271 pages. .......................... The only volume published of a new edition of an essential reference work. Every entry has been written in the light of new research and includes fully-documented evidence about the authorship of some 4000 anonymous and pseudonymous publications in English, including translations from other languages, up to 1640

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AUTOGRAPHED EDITION, signed by the author on a custom book plate on the front free end paper. London 1996, Orion, English first edition, hard bound in dust jacket, FINE/FINE CONDITION , 6 x 9, 338 pages, 1 map. also writes the Killigrew series under the pen name Jonathan Lunn. ] --------------------------------------------------------------This novel, first in a series, and the author's FIRST BOOK , follows the adventures of Martin Kemp, wrongly accused of murder & rape, who is forced to join Edward III's army on the way to France. For Martin Kemp the choice is easy. Face death by hanging for a rape and murder he did not commit or take his longbow and follow the king on his latest foray against the French. ----------------------------------------------------------It seems his dreams of reliving the glorious chivalric adventures of the legendary knights of Arthur's Round Table are about to come true. He will prove himself on the field of battle and return, ... Read more

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London 1997, Orion, English first edition, hard bound in dust jacket, 6x9, FINE/FINE CONDITION, 344 pages. AUTOGRAPHED EDITION, signed by the author on a custom book plate on the front free end paper. ---------------------- Second book in the Kemp saga. also writes the Killigrew series as Jonathan Lunn. The brilliant sequel to Hall's impressive debut, Kemp: The Road to Crecy. -----------------------------------------------------It is 1347 and the French, after a crushing defeat at Crecy, are licking their wounds while their King raises a new army. Locked into a fruitless siege, the English are camped in the marshes around Calais. Among them is the foot soldier and archer, Martin Kemp, whose dreams of serving his King and reliving the chivalric adventures of King Arthur's Knights of the Round Table are tempered by the gory and brutal reality of siege warfare. Having narrowly escaped death in a surprise attack from the French, Kemp leaves the King's service when a ... Read more

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THE FAR LANDS

Hall, James Norman

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Boston, 1950, Little Brown, Book Club edition w/dj, VG/VG , superb jacket painting in full color by Nicholas Mordinoff. The heroic people who settled the South The heroic people who settled the South Sea isles before history was written left a legend of their wanderings out of which ames Norman Hall has woven a novel of beauty and enchantment. No one but he could so completely capture the spirit of these magnificent people while telling the moving, exciting story of the love of a young chief and the daughter of his enemy. Maui, son of the Tongan chief, was suckled by the Koro mother of Hina when the Tongans arrived exhausted on the island of Kurapo. But the Koros worshiped the god of war, and they did not welcome the peace-loving Tongans. They merely suffered them to stay in a carefully restricted part of the island on condition that they use their remarkable skill in shipbuilding to keep the Koro warriors supplied with war canoes. Before he saw the Koro chieftain's daug ... Read more

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Englewood Cliffs, NJ Prentice-Hall, Inc. 1982, 2nd US printing of first edition, hard bound in dust jacket, 6 1/2 x 9 1/2, VG/VG condition, 245 pages, photos, filmography.- -------------------------"Someone asked [Michael Caine] how he had been discovered, a word he has grown to hate over the years. `You'd think I was standing on a corner in the East End,' he retorted, `picking my teeth with a flick knife, when a film producer drives by in his Rolls Royce and says to his aide: "Buy him, that four-eyed git on the corner with the yellow hair! We'll make him a star!" . To most people I was an over-night discovery. They all forget what an awful long, dark night it was." -----------------------------------------------He was born Maurice Micklewhite, an East End Cockney lad, blessed with blond curls, piercing blue eyes, and a defiant streak. His humble beginnings, wartime childhood, early earnings as a dishwasher, and a national service in Korea gave him a wish fo ... Read more

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Squadron Histories series, 1971, Windsor, Hylton Lacy, UK first edition, oblong 10 x 8 1/2, VG condition, color illustrated laminated covers, 80 pages, numerous illustrations in B&W and color. -------------------This book presents the histories of five famous Royal Air Force Squadrons who can trace their beginnings back to the ‘stick-and-string’ days of World War I: Nos. 1, 23, 29, 54 and 111.

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Baltimore, 1988, Nautical & Aviation Publ Co, 2nd US printing, hard bound in dust jacket, VG/VG cond, 6x9, vi, 200 pp, many illus & maps, notes, appendices , bibliog, index. This book examines the development of the fighter as a military weapon, stressing the interplay of new technologies, tactical thought, combat experience and the emergence of a new breed of warrior -- the Fighter Pilot, in World War One.

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