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THE KILLER ANGELS.
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THE KILLER ANGELS.

By Shaara, Michael.

New York:: Random House,, (1993). Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.). Later printing. 'A Novel About the Four Days of Gettysburg' - that is, the day leading up to the battle and the three days of the bloody battle itself - July 1-3, 1863. Originally published in 1974, this won the 1975 Pulitzer Prize, and also became a modern classic - considered one of the best novels ever written about the Civil War. Basis for the movie 'Gettysburg.' Maps and situation plans throughout the book. Foreword and an afterword. xix, 374 pp. Map endpapers.

$21.50

BENTON'S ROW.

By Yerby, Frank.

New York:: Dial Press,, 1954.. Very good in a good only dust jacket (prev owner's name lined out on front endpaper, offsetting to endpapers and usual toning to the pages, chipping to top edge of dj, tear along side of spine. Original price of $3.50 still present). First printing. 'A four-generation novel of the South' by this African American writer, set in Louisiana between 1842 and 1920. 346 pp. The dust jacket flap notes that more than 12 million copies of Yerby's books have been sold and he was apparently feeling comfortable enough to have a full page photograph on the back cover of the dj.

$21.50

IMPERIUM: A Novel of Ancient Rome.
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IMPERIUM: A Novel of Ancient Rome.

By Harris, Robert.

London:: Hutchinson,, (2006). Very near fine in a fine dust jacket (usual toning to the pages, but appears unread) . First printing. A story of Cicero (106-43 BC) and his struggle fror power in Rome, in the words of his secretary (and slave) Marcus Tullius Tiro. SIGNED on the title page. 403 pp. plus author's note. Illustrated endpapers.

$45.00

HOLY FOOLS.
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HOLY FOOLS.

By Harris, Joanne.

London:: Doubleday,, (2003). Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (as new, but with usual toning to the pages). First printing. Historical novel by the author of "Chocolat", a story which begins in the year 1605, when a young, pregnant widow seeks sanctuary at the Abbey of Sainte Marie-de-la-Mer off the coast of Brittany in France. SIGNED on the title page. Small format. 430 pp.

$35.00

GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY.
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GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY.

By Shaffer, Mary Ann and Annie Barrows.

New York:: Dial Press,, (2008.). Near fine in near fine dust jacket (minor handling wear). First printing. Set in 1946, this is an immensely appealing novel, in the form of letters, about life on the island of Guernsey during World War II when it was occupied by the Germans. Basis for the film of the same name, but much better! 278 pp. Map endpapers.

$35.00

THE EULOGIST.
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THE EULOGIST.

By Gamble, Terry.

New York:: William H. Morrow,, (2019). Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket.. First printing. An historical novel set in Ohio in the decades before the Civil War - "Cheated out of their family estate in Northern Ireland, the Givens family arrives in America in 1819. But in coming to this new land, they have lost nearly everything. Making their way west they settle in Cincinnati, a burgeoning town on the banks of the mighty Ohio River whose rise, like the GivensesÕ own, will be fashioned by the colliding forces of Jacksonian populism, religious evangelism, industrial capitalism, and the struggle for emancipation." 310 pp.

$20.00

THE DOVEKEEPERS.
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THE DOVEKEEPERS.

By Hoffman, Alice.

New York:: Scribner,, (2011.). Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder line). First printing. Novel set in 70 C.E. in ancient Israel at Masada where a small band of Jews held out for months against the Roman armies. . 504 pp. Orange illustrated endpapers, brown boards.

$23.50

THE BLACK FLOWER: A Novel of the Civil War.
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THE BLACK FLOWER: A Novel of the Civil War.

By Bahr, Howard.

Baltimore:: Nautical & Aviation Publishing Company of America,, (1997). Fine in fine first issue dust jacket.. First printing. The author's first novel - The story of a brief but bloody encounter on the road to Nashville, in the obscure village of Franklin, Tennessee in the waning days of the Civil War. SIGNED on the title page. 267 pp.

$125.00

BIG JIM TURNER.
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BIG JIM TURNER.

By Stevens, James.

Garden City, NY:: Doubleday,, 1948.. Good overall in light blue cloth (corners slightly bumped, previous owner's name) in a fair dust jacket with a tear to the upper edge of front cover, other edgewear. Original price of $3.00 still present. . First printing. While the author disclaims this novel - set in the Northwest in the early 1900s - as autobiographical, he does admit that "Ranch hand, mule skinner, hard-rock driller, logger, big town truck teamster, Wobbly, hobo poet - I worked as my hero works." 275 pp. Dust jacket art by Paul Galdone.

$23.50

THE LAST TRAIN TO LONDON.
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THE LAST TRAIN TO LONDON.

By Clayton, Meg Waite .

New York:: Harper Collins,, (2019). Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.). First printing. Novel set in the years just before World War II, based on the true story of the Kindertransport rescue of ten thousand children from Nazi-occupied Europe - and of one brave woman who helped them escape. "Truus Wijsmuller, a childless Dutchwoman, risks her life to smuggle children out of Nazi-occupied lands to the nations that will take them. . . . Tante Truus, as she is known, is determined to save as many children as she can. After Britain passes a measure to take in young refugees from the German Reich, she dares to approach Adolf Eichmann, the man who would later help devise the 'Final Solution to the Jewish Question.' Truus then sets off in a race against time to lead hundreds of children on a perilous journey to freedom." SIGNED on the title page. Author's note. 451 pp.

$40.00

MOUNT VERNON LOVE STORY: A Novel of George and Martha Washington.
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MOUNT VERNON LOVE STORY: A Novel of George and Martha Washington.

By Clark, Mary Higgins.

New York:: Simon & Schuster,, (2002). Very near fine in a like dustjacket.. First thus. A reissue of Clark's first novel, historical fiction based on the relationship between George Washington and Martha Curtis, originally published in 1968 under the title "Aspire to the Heavens." SIGNED by the author on a bookplate on the half title page. Illustrated with images from the Mount Vernon Ladies Association. 223 pp.

$21.50

SNOW MOUNTAIN PASSAGE.
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SNOW MOUNTAIN PASSAGE.

By Houston, James D.

New York:: Alfred A. Knopf,, 2001.. Very near fine in a like dustjacket.. First printing. A novel of pioneer courage and survival in the face of trouble. Follows the Donner Party, with its cast of young and old adventurers, through its ordeals, with special focus on leader James Frazier Reeds's eight-year old daughter, Patty (Houston now lives in Patty Reed's former house, which gives this book an interesting perspective) . Map endpapers. 317 pp. Dust jacket praise from William Kittredge and Kevin Starr, who praise both the storytelling and the historical accuracy.

$21.50

NIGHTFALL OVER SHANGHAI.
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NIGHTFALL OVER SHANGHAI.

By Kalla, Daniel.

New York:: Forge / TOR / Tom Doherty Associates,, (2016). Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.). First US printing. The third book in this Canadian author's trilogy set in Shangaii against the backdrop of World War II. "It's 1944 and the Japanese are losing the war, but Shanghai is more dangerous than ever. After fleeing Nazi Europe, Dr. Franz Adler and his daughter, Hannah, have adjusted to life in their strange adopted city, but they are now imprisoned in the Shanghai Ghetto for refugee Jews. Franz is compelled to work as a surgeon for the hated Japanese military, while his Eurasian wife, Sunny, is recruited into a spy ring, providing crucial information to the Allies about the city's port." 404 pp.

$21.50

THE REBELLION OF JANE CLARKE.
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THE REBELLION OF JANE CLARKE.

By Gunning, Sally

New York:: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins),, (2010). Near fine in near fine dust jacket.. First printing. Novel set on Cape Cod and Boston, on the verge American Revolution. This story of story of one woman's struggle to find her own place is filled with some of the lesser known but most influential figures of America's struggle for independenceÑJohn and Samuel Adams, Henry Knox, James Otis. Historical note. 273 pp.

$20.00

GENTLEMEN OF THE ROAD.
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GENTLEMEN OF THE ROAD.

By Chabon, Michael.

New York:: Ballantine,, (2007). Very near fine in a like dustjacket.. First printing. Set around 950 A.D. this novel follows the adventures of an odd couple: "pale, rail-thin, black-clad Zelikman, a moody, itinerant physician fond of jaunty headgear, and ex-soldier Amram, a gray-haired giant of a man as quick with a razor-tongued witticism as he is with a sharpened battle-ax. Brothers under the skin, comrades in arms, they make their rootless way through the Caucasus Mountains living as they please and surviving however they can - as blades and thieves for hire and as practiced bamboozlers.. . None of which has necessarily prepared them to be dragooned into service as escorts and defenders to a prince of the Khazar Empire." Illustrated with full-page drawings by Gary Gianni. Afterword. 204 pp. Map endpapers.

$17.50

I ALWAYS LOVED YOU: The Story of Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas.
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I ALWAYS LOVED YOU: The Story of Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas.

By Oliveira, Robin.

New York:: Viking,, (2014). Fine in illustrated wrappers.. Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. ) Historical novel set in Belle Epoque Paris, in the second half of the 19th century, the story of the tumultuous relationship between American artist Mary Cassatt and Degas. SIGNED on the title page. Author's note. 343 pp.

$34.50

THE WIND IS NOT A RIVER.
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THE WIND IS NOT A RIVER.

By Payton, Brian.

New York:: Ecco Press / Harper Collins, , (2014). Fine in illustrated wrappers.. Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. ) An historical novel that brings to life an almost forgotten event during World War II - the Japanese bombing of the Aleutian islands, and their seizure of two of the outermost islands. A journalist leaves behind his wife Helen, "after an argument they both regret, and heads north from Seattle to investigate the Japanese invasion of Alaska's Aleutian Islands, a story censored by the U.S. government. While John is accompanying a crew on a bombing run, his plane is shot down over the island of Attu. He survives only to find himself exposed to a harsh and unforgiving wilderness, known as "the Birthplace of Winds." There, John must battle the elements, starvation, and his own remorse while evading discovery by the Japanese." INSCRIBED on the title page. 305 pp.

$34.50

DUST ON THE SEA
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DUST ON THE SEA

By Beach, Edward L.

New York:: Holt, Rinehart and Winston,, (1972). Near fine in near fine dust jacket (toning to pages, price-clipped). 3rd printing (just one month after the first). A novel of submarine warfare in the Yellow Sea towards the end of World War II, by an author who served on three submarines during the war. Warmly INSCRIBED on the half title page and signed both as Ned and with his full name in parentheses. 349 pp.

$50.00

THE GADFLY
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THE GADFLY

By Voynich, E. L. (Ethel Lilian. 1864-1960)

New York:: Henry Holt,, 1897.. Good overall in brown cloth with gilt lettering and small decoration on front cover - usual toning to the pages, corners bumped, other wear to covers, but a tight and sturdy copy. . First American edition, later issue. Set in the 1830s and 1840s when Austria dominated Italy, this is a novel about a young Catholic English student, who becomes a member of the Youth Movement, and an international revolutionary in Italy during the 1840s and Austrian dominance of that country. The story centers on Arthur ("the Gadfly") and his nemesis Padre Montanelli. Yoynich was an an Irish novelist and musician, and a supporter of several revolutionary causes, and a significant figure in Russian emigre circles. This was her best known novel, which became hugely popular in her lifetime, especially in Russia, where it sold over 2 million copies, and in China with similar sales. The character of the Gadfly is partially based on the early life Sidney Reilly, a Russian-born adventurer and secret agent employed by the British Secret Intelligence Service, with whom she had a brief liason in 1895. Note: although this has the date of 1897 on the title page, the publisher's ads in the rear are from 1899 so it is possible that these sheets from the first printing were bound later. 3 77 pp plus 4 pp of ads.

$35.00

A FLOWER FRANCE.
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A FLOWER FRANCE.

By Ryan, Marah Ellis (Martin), 1860 -1934.

Chicago:: Rand, McNally & Co.,, (1984). Very good in burgundy cloth with pasted on illustration on front cover, gilt lettering on spine (some rubbing to the illustration, gift inscription dated Christmas 1900 on front endpaper). First or very early edition. A story of old Louisiana, set among the Acadian in the bayous. An early novel by this romantic novelist. 297 pp.

$16.50

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