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At the Abyss: An Insider's History of the Cold War
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At the Abyss: An Insider's History of the Cold War

By Reed, Thomas C.

New York: Presidio Press, 2004. BM3 - DJ is mylar protected. DJ and book has some soiling, light discoloration and shelf wear. Book was signed, dated and inscribed by the author "3/9/04 Very best wishes, Thomas C. Reed" at the half-title page. It is a cautionary tale for our time, a revelation of how, "those years...came to be known as the Cold War, not World War III.". Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.00

Present History: War, Detente, and Other Crontroversies

By Draper, Theodore

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Vintage Books/Random House, 1983. BD5 - A trade paperback book in very good condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in tan and white wraps with very minor overall shelf wear with the original owner's name in ink and address label on the front endpaper plus there is some very light yellowing and soiling on the outside paper edges. A collection of articles and essays of historical analysis of the issues of international relations as of the early 1980s and focused on American nuclear policy, the Western Alliance, and legacy of Vietnam and their relationships to the threat of nuclear war, Détente and related political controversies. Endnotes, about the author. 409p.. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$1.75

The Spy Without a Country

By Ronblom, H. K.

New York, New York, USA: Coward-McCann, Inc., 1965. BF6 - A tight, clean, sound copy with minor overall shelf wear with some tape staining on the outside surfaces of the front and back boards and on the front and back free endpapers from where the dust jacket endflaps were taped to the boards plus there are some small glue spots and paper residue on the front and back fixed endpapers from where an older library mylar sleeve was glued to the endpapers plus there are the usual library stamps, embossed seal, label, and pocket on the top and bottom outside paper edges, the title page, the copyright page, and the back free endpaper plus there is some light soiling and yellowing on the outside paper edges plus the book is very, very slightly shelf cocked. The dust jacket shows very minor overall shelf wear plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve. Translated from the Swedish by Joan Bulman. The story of a master double agent working for the Soviet espionage system during the Cold War until he was arrested and convicted in 1963. It is about a Swedish Air Attaché, Colonel Stig Wennerstrom, who for fifteen years, five of them in Washington DC, fooled both the Swedish and United States Secret Serivce while the Soviets discovered and made use of a flaw in his character to uncover important information about American Strategic Air Force operations. 222p.. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

$3.50

Under the Gun: Nuclear Weapons and the Superpowers
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Under the Gun: Nuclear Weapons and the Superpowers

By Blacker, Coit D.

Stanford, CA, U.S.A.: Stanford Alumni Association, 1986. BH4 - A trade paperback book in very good condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in illustrated white wraps with only very minor overall shelf wear plus a crease in the front cover at the top right corner. A title in the Portable Stanford series. A book that is a bit dated now. It looks at the history and substance of the questions considered by President Reagan and General Secretary Gorbachev while they were working on arms control. Endnotes, suggested reading, glossary, author biography, index, credits,193p.. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$1.75

Famous Soviet Spies: The Kremlin's Secret Weapon

By Newman, Joseph (editor)

Washington, DC, USA: U.S. News & World Report, Inc., 1973. CE5 - A trade paperback withdrawn ex-library book in very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in white wraps with very minor overall shelf wear plus the cover has been plastic laminated plus there are the usual library labels, stamps, marks, and pocket on the spine, top outside paper edges, front and back endpapers, title page, and permissions page plus there is a donation bookplate on the front endpaper plus there is the word "discard" in large black marker on the front endpaper. A book about Soviet espionage operations and their particularly agressive nature. Illustrated with black and white photographs throughout. Glossary for espionage terms, footnotes, indexed, 223p.. Trade Paperback. Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

$1.75

Global Showdown Escalates

By Executive Intelligence Review

Washington, DC, USA: Executive Intelligence Review, 1988. CG3 - A tight, clean, sound copy in white wraps with minor overall shelf wear with a light bump at the top left corner plus there is some light creasing on the front and back covers plus there are the usual library marks, stamps, label, and pocket on the spine, the top outside paper edges, both sides of the front and endpaper, and on the inside surface of the back cover. This is an EIR (Executive Intelligence Review) Special Report dated September 30th 1988. A summary of intelligence analysis arguing for the accelerating threat that the Soviet Union posed to Western Europe based on the Soviet's adoption of the Ogarkov war plan. This book is notable for the inadequate quality and distorted perceptions of intelligence analysis just before the collapse and breakup of the Soviet Union in 1990. These errors of interpretation and distortions are especially significant in the incorrect assessment of the negative affects of the Afghanistan war on the Russian polity as well as the accelerating decline of the Soviet centrally managed economy. 205p.. Revised and Abridged Edition. Trade Paperback. Good/No Jacket as Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Ex-Library.

$15.00

Hammer of Justice: Molly Rush and the Plowshares Eight
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Hammer of Justice: Molly Rush and the Plowshares Eight

By Norman, Liane E.

Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A.: Pittsburgh Peace Institute, 1989. CG5 - A hard cover withdrawn ex-library book in very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in marbled gray paper covered boards quarter bound in black cloth with silver lettering on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear plus there are the usual library stamps, marks, and labels on the top, bottom, and right outside paper edges (marked out with large black marker), front and back endpapers, and title page plus there is some light tape staining on the front and back endpapers from where the dust jacket was taped down to the boards. The dust jacket shows only very minor overall shelf wear plus there are the usual library labels on the spine and front plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve. The story of an ordinary person who, as a member of the Plowshares Eight protest group, damaged the casings of two nuclear warheads and then poured human blood on them to dramatize their opposition to the manufacture of nuclear arms. the book also covers the legal aftermath of jail, trial, sentance, and appeal. Bibliography, 234p.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

$3.00

Moscow, Germany, and the West from Khrushchev to Gorbachev

By Sodaro, Michael J.

Ithaca, New York, USA: Cornell University Press, 1991. BC2 - A trade paperback withdrawn ex-library book in good+ condition. A tight, clean, sound copyin black and white photo illustrated red and white wraps with minor overall shelf wear with some very light overall rubbing of the covers plus there is a heavy crease on the back cover down towards the bottom left corner plus there are the usual library stamps, label, and pocket on the top outside paper edges, the copyright page, and the inside surface of the back cover. A comparative analysis of Soviet and East German foreign policy toward West Germany beginning in 1963 with Nikita Khrushcev's attempts to strengthen Moscow's ties with Bonn through the opening of the Berlin wall at the end of 1989 and the collapse of East German communist rule. Indexed, 423p.. Trade Paperback. Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

$2.50

Korea - U.S.A. Centennial 1882-1982

By Yonhap News Agency

Seoul, Korea: Yonhap News Agency, 1982. BD4 - DJ is mylar protected. A hard cover book in very good+ condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in brown cloth covered boards with gold lettering on the spine and gold lettering and graphics on the front with only very, very minor overall shelf wear. The dust jacket shows very minor overall shelf wear with some very light overall rubbing overall. A book about the hundred years of interaction and mutual influence between Korea, and especially South Korea, and the United States in the years form 1882 through 1982. This material focuses on the post Korean War period as well as the roles of Korean immigration in the United States. Chronology, 194p.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$10.00

War and Peace: Perspectives in the Nuclear Age
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War and Peace: Perspectives in the Nuclear Age

By Goebel, Ulrich and Otto Nelson (editors)

Lubbock, Texas, USA: Texas Tech University Press, 1988. BI1 - A tight, clean, sound copy in black wraps with minor overall shelf wear with a patch of lossened surface gloss wrapping around the spine towards the bottom edge from a library label plus there are the usual library stamps, label, and pocket on the top outside paper edges, the copyright page, and the back endpaper. A collection of articles that examine the issue of nuclear war and the potential for it at the end of the 20th century. This book was published just before the break up of the Soviet empire. These articles came out of the 18th annual Comparative Literature Symposium held at Texas Tech University in 1985 and entitled "War and Peace: Perspectives in the Nuclear Age." The contributors include Norman A. Graebner, James W. Harper, Wolfgang T. Schlauch, Rainer Tetzlaff, Joseph Cardinal Bernardin, Leroy Matthiesen, Steven Schroeder, John K. Crane, Edward W. George, David Leon Higdon, Michael N. Nagler, and Barbara Wiedemann. 149p.. Trade Paperback. Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

$3.50

France, Germany and the Western Alliance: A Study of Elite Attitudes on European Integration and World Politics

By Deutsch, Karl W., Lewis J. Edinger, Roy C. Macridis, and Richard L. Merritt

New York, New York, USA: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1967. CF4 - A tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with minor overall shelf wear with some light creasing and cupping of the spine plus there is some very light overall rubbing of the covers plus there is some light yellowing of the outside paper edges plus there is some light creasing on the front and back covers plus there is the original owner's name and a date in black ink on the half title page. A study of the foreign policy problems in Western European politics related to European integration, the Cold War in relation to world politics, and especially the relationship of French and German attitudes towards the Western Alliance. Indexed, 324p.. Trade Paperback. Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$3.50

At the Abyss: An Insider's History of the Cold War
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At the Abyss: An Insider's History of the Cold War

By Reed, Thomas C.

New York: Presidio Press, 2004. AR4 - DJ is mylar protected. DJ has wrinkling and crease on some edges and corners, light discoloration and shelf wear otherwise very good. Book has dents on the top and bottom of the front and back cover, previous owner's inscription "To Jack Dulworth from Jim Elkins 3-31-04" written on the front loose endpaper, light discoloration and shelf wear otherwise very good. Book was signed, dated and inscribed by the author "3/9/04 Very best wishes, Thomas C. Reed" at the half-title page. It is a cautionary tale for our time, a revelation of how, "those years...came to be known as the Cold War, not World War III.". Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.00