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The Broken Link

By: "Cornet"

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Geoffrey Bles: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18690

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


(price-clipped) [lightly bumped at corners, faint dampstain at bottom right corner of front cover, small bookseller stamp at bottom corner of front pastedown; jacket worn and torn across top edge, several small tears elsewhere, moderate soiling overall]. "'Cornet' (the nom de guerre of a distinguished officer in the late Indian Army) is well known to readers of Blackwood's Magazine for his stories of life and sport on the North-west Frontier. This is his first book. The title bears a nostalgic reference to the old days when British officers came to know intimately the Pathan tribesmen a... View more info

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At Stalin's Side: His Interpreter's Memoirs From the October Revolution to the Fall of the Dictator's Empire

By: Berezhkov, Valentin M. (translated from the Russian by Sergei V. Mikheyev)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Birch Lane Press: (c.1994)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16011

ISBN: 1-55972-212-6

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[book itself is flawless; jacket shows only light handling wear, minor soiling at top of rear panel]. (B&W photographs) The author "was an important part of Josef Stalin's inner circle, where he found himself at center stage of international diplomacy. [He] may be one of the last survivors of the events that shaped the destiny of Russia and the world. View more info

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Socialist Self-Management in Yugoslavia 1950-1980: Documents

By: Boskovic, Blagoje, and David Dasic, eds.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Belgrade, STP (Socialist Thought and Practice): 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22500

Condition: Near Fine


(no dust jacket, probably as issued) [very slight bumping to bottom corners, tiny scuff mark on front cover, no other significant wear]. Essays, speeches (many by Josip Broz Tito), official documents, government reports, etc., documenting "one of the greatest historical achievements of the working class and all working people in their long, organized revolutionary struggle to build socialism in Yugoslavia," which per the book's introduction had in its 30-year history "emerged as the dominant socioeconomic relationship, as the heartbeat of the social, economic and political being of... View more info

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The Russian Revolution as I Saw It

By: Carter, Mark

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Wolfer Printing Co.: (c.1959)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22597

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket, possibly as issued) [some minor scuffing to covers, slight wear to gilt spine lettering]. (B&W photo frontispiece author portrait) From the author's Foreword: "My youth was spent in Russia -- highlighted by the most cataclysmic upheaval of modern times -- the Russian Revolution. I was born in Czarist Russia. I lived through the aborted revolution of 1905, the Kerensky Revolution of 1917, the Bolshevik Revolution of October, 1917, and witnessed the coming of communism to the largest country on earth. If [my story] will add a footnote to history, if it will bring into fo... View more info

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A Macao Narrative

By: Coates, Austin

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Hong Kong/London, Heinemann Educational Books Ltd.: 1983 (c.1978)

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 22483

ISBN: 962-225-096-3

Condition: Very Good


(French wraps) [light edgewear to covers, minor age-toning to edges of text block, a handful of tiny red ink markings in the margins of a few pages]. (Asian Studies Series) Series (B&W photographs, other illustrations) A short history and cultural study of Macao. The author "explains how and why the Portuguese came to the Far East, and how they peacefully settled in Macao with tacit Chinese goodwill. Macao's golden age, from 1557 to the disastrous collapse of 1641, is vividly reconstructed. There follows the cuckoo-in-the-nest situation of the late 18th century when the British in Maca... View more info

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The Devil's Decade: The Thirties

By: Cockburn, Claud

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Mason & Lipscomb: (c.1973)

Edition: 1st (U.S.) edition

Seller ID: 16700

ISBN: 0-88405-005-X

Condition: Good in Very Good+ dj


[ex-library book with typical markings (incl. stamping on all page edges), front hinge weakened by removal of ffep, a decent reading copy but no more; jacket a little wrinkled at top of front panel, but looks pretty good due to long-protected jacket (now with new jacket cover)]. (B&W photographs) "A fully illustrated and brilliantly written account of the 1930s by its 'patron saint.'" The author, an English journalist/editor/publisher widely known for his left-wing/communist sympathies, was also a novelist (he wrote "Beat the Devil" under the pseudonym James Helvick) and the ... View more info

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Jim Doerter's All the Times (incorporating The East-West Chronicles)

By: Doerter, Jim

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Los Altos CA, William Kaufmann, Inc.: (c.1980, 1978)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3396

ISBN: 0-913232-69-6

Condition: Very Good+


[four newspapers, folded in quarters, each 18-22 pages, inside printed card-stock folder; the newspapers are yellowed but still in excellent condition]. (photos, drawings, etc.) This "Newspaper History of Humankind" (described in a publisher's note as the "Experimental Edition") is a "new and different set of newspapers designed to encourage and generate enthusiasm for the subject of history." The newspapers -- four individual issues, folded into quarters and contained inside a cardstock outer sleeve -- cover world history from 3000 B.C. to the present in a unique and i... View more info

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Chiswick; a new edition with additional illustrations and a prefatory survey by Florence M. Green

By: Draper, Warwick

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Anne Bingley: 1973

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 15919

ISBN: 0-85157-169-7

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [solid copy, light spotting top edge, top corners bumped; jacket a bit edgeworn, minor wrinkling/creasing near top of front panel, bottom 1-1/2 inches of front flap cut away]. (B&W photographs, maps, illustrations) Originally published in 1923. View more info

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Life and Teachings of V.I. Lenin

By: Dutt, R. Palme

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, International Publishers: (c.1934)

Edition: Unstated edition

Seller ID: 19878

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


[moderate shelfwear, slight bumping to several corners; jacket has numerous small tears and chips, a bit of paper loss at corners and spine ends]. The author, described as "the internationally well-known Marxist journalist and student," here outlines the basic tenets of Lenin's teachings, "setting them against the background of the period in which he lived. Special emphasis is placed upon the question of the state, the dictatorship of the proletariat, the nature of bourgeois democracy, the national and peasant questions, and the problem of building socialism." View more info

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Seeds of Destruction: Nationalist China in War and Revolution, 1937-1949

By: Eastman, Lloyd E.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Stanford CA, Stanford University Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15181

ISBN: 0-8047-1191-7

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dj


[moderate wear to book along top and bottom edges, slight deterioration of cloth on front cover, otherwise a solid clean book; jacket shows only slight wear along top edge]. "In this study based on a wide array of hitherto unused documentary sources, the author delves deeply into the inner workings of the Nationalist regime and concludes that the Nationalists collapsed largely as a result of their own failings. Most strikingly, he uses the records and memoirs of the Nationalists themselves to document the weaknesses of the Nationalist rule. ... He carefully scrutinizes the relationship ... View more info

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Growing Up in Medieval London: The Experience of Childhood in History

By: Hanawalt, Barbara A.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York/Oxford, Oxford University Press: 1993

Edition: 4th printing

Seller ID: 15805

ISBN: 0-19-508405-5

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice copy, no significant wear to book, no markings; jacket very slightly edgeworn at top of front panel]. (B&W drawings) The author, acclaimed for a previous work of medieval history, here "reveals the larger, fuller, more dramatic life of the common people, in this instance, the lives of children in London. Bringing together a wealth of evidence drawn from court records, coroner's rolls, literary sources, and books of advice, [she] weaves a rich tapestry of the life of London youth during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. Much of what she finds is eye-opening." View more info

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Napoleon's Elite [originally published as: In Flight with the Eagle]

By: Horricks, Raymond

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New Brunswick/London, Transaction Publishers: 1995

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 9055

ISBN: 1-56000-209-3

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[clean, tight copy, no discernible wear; jacket very faintly rubbed]. "A detailed guide to the many hundreds of people who immediately surrounded the Emperor: the magic inner circle of marshals and near-marshals, members of Napoleon's administration, his often treacherous family, wives, and mistresses, and members of his household staff. [The book] presents a tightly woven tapestry of those who surrounded and were important to this most intriguing of leaders." Originally published in 1998 as "In Flight with the Eagle"; this edition features a new introduction by the author. View more info

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Today the Struggle: Literature and Politics in England during the Spanish Civil War

By: Hoskins, Katharine Bail

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Austin/London, University of Texas Press: (c.1969)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20199

ISBN: 0-292-78411-2

Condition: Near Fine in Good dj


[minimal wear to book, light soiling to fore-edge, old price inked out on front pastedown, small label remnant on ffep; jacket a little edgeworn, 3-inch diagonal tear at upper left corner of front panel, with a small piece missing at that spot]. This book "examines the political involvement of those leading British writers who dedicated their talents to the defense of Nationalists or Loyalists during the Spanish Civil War and who saw that war as symbolic of their own Right-Left dialogue." Among the literary figures discussed are William Butler Years, T.S. Eliot, Evelyn Waugh, Roy Cam... View more info

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The Great French Revolution 1789-1793 - Volume I

By: Kropotkin, P[eter]. A.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Vanguard Press: 1927 (c.1909)

Edition: 1st printing thus

Seller ID: 22609

Condition: Good+


(no dust jacket) [moderate shelfwear, dust-soiling to top edge of text block]. View more info

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George III and the Mad-Business

By: Macalpine, Ida, and Richard Hunter

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Pantheon Books: (c.1969)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 18086

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice clean copy, a bit of bumping to spine ends but no other significant wear; jacket shows moderate wear at corners and edges, a few minor nicks here and there]. (B&W plates) "George III's illness -- momentous in English history -- has remained little understood and what has been written on it is compounded fancy more than fact. Drawing upon extensive manuscript records of the royal physicians, many hitherto unknown, to give eyewitness accounts of all the King's attacks, the authors convey a vivid picture of the patient, his treatments and management, as well as of the epic struggle in... View more info

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Bohemia: The Protoculture Then and Now

By: Miller, Richard

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chicago, Nelson-Hall: (c.1977)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13975

ISBN: 0-88229-293-5

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[nice tight copy, marred only by some spotting to the top page edges; jacket edgeworn (mostly along rear flap foldover, where there also appears to have been a bit of insect-nibbling), otherwise bright and clean]. (B&W photographs) "From an American perspective the counter culture [sic], or youth movement of the sixties, often is viewed as a phenomenon unique to the United States. As proof, some writers cite the emergence of the youth protest movement as being merely a product of the peculiar conditions of the time, such as the postwar baby boom, the temporary domestic economic prosperit... View more info

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Parachute

By: Murphy, Charles J.V.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York/London, G. P. Putnam's Sons/The Knickerbocker Press: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14178

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [good solid clean copy, light wear to extremities; gilt lettering strong on front cover, a little rubbed but still easily readable on spine; one-time owner's name at top of rear pastedown]. (B&W photographs) General history of parachuting, primarily focusing on developments during World War I and during the 1920s. View more info

Image for Children, Inc.: The Post-War "Administration" of the Whole Child Life of One Baltic State in Its Critical Period. A Factual Narrative

Children, Inc.: The Post-War "Administration" of the Whole Child Life of One Baltic State in Its Critical Period. A Factual Narrative

By: Orbison, Thomas J.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Boston, The Stratford Company: (c.1933)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17936

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


[solid book, some shelfwear to bottom edge, light bumping at several corners, minor soiling to top page edges, one-time owner's signature on ffep; jacket edgeworn and lightly soiled, a bit faded at spine, some shallow chipping (mostly to rear panel) and a few small tears]. (B&W photographs) The story of American relief activities in Latvia in the immediate aftermath of the First World War, with particular focus on the efforts devoted to child welfare. The author was the Chief of the Latvian Section of the American Relief Administration, headed by future president Herbert Hoover (who contribu... View more info

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Wings Above the Flames: Stories of Flight, Escape and Divine Providence During the Holocaust

By: Pomerantz, Rachel

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, CIS Publishers: (c.1992)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7816

ISBN: 1-56062-066-8

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice tight book, a bit of soiling to top/bottom edges; jacket slightly surface-worn, spine sunned] (endpaper maps) View more info

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The Railway Age

By: Robbins, Michael

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Routledge & Kegan Paul: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15785

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[a lovely, crisp copy, which appears to have never been opened, let alone read; jacket shows very faint soiling, still attractive and unworn]. "After a sketch of the origin and growth of railways in Britain, [the author] looks in turn at their impact on society, on the landscape, on the opening-up of the world, and on the conduct of wars; and there are chapters on teh men who made and worked them, on the directors and managers, and on their financial and industrial background. This is an informal essay, designed to throw light on the origins of much that we take for granted today -- such ... View more info