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Cranach L'Ancien 1472-1553 (Trilingual French - English - German Edition).

By Gabriel Rouches.

Paris, France Les Editions Braun & Co., 1951. Paperback First Edition (1951), unstated. Very Good in Wraps: shows very light wear to the extremities; mild rubbing and faint soiling to the wrapper covers; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creases to the covers. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing mild wear and minor flaws. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 16mo. (6.35 x 4.8 x 0.2 inches). 12 pages of written text; 60 black & white plates. Language: French, English, German. "Les Maitres" Series. First Edition (1951), unstated. Paperback: Heavy Pictorial Card Wraps. Includes biography of Cranach (1472-1553) and reproductions of 60 of his paintings.

$8.82

House of Krupp.

By Peter Batty.

New York, NY Dorset Press, 1988. Hardcover Reprint Edition (1988); First Printing Thus, indicated by a complete numerical sequence. First published in 1966. Very Good in Very Good+ DJ: Both book and DJ shows indications of careful use. The Book shows considerable wear to the lower corner tips, which are starting to wear through to the underlying board; minimal wear to the other extremities; a small smudge at the top edge of the text block; the binding leans ever so slightly, but remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing some noticeable wear at the lower corners and noted minor flaws. The DJ shows mild rubbing; a touch of wear to the lower corner tips; unclipped. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.45 x 5.75 x 1.3 inches). 333 pages. Eight pages of black & white photographs. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 5.2 ounces. Reprint Edition (1988); First Printing Thus, indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Hardback with DJ.

$4.70

Knights: The Complete Story of the Age of Chivalry, From Historical Fact to Tales of Romance and Poetry.
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Knights: The Complete Story of the Age of Chivalry, From Historical Fact to Tales of Romance and Poetry.

By Andrea Hopkins.

New York, NY Chartwell Books, 2001. Hardcover Reprint Edition [2001]. Fine in Very Near Fine DJ: Book is flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. The DJ shows only the mildest rubbing and just a touch of wear to the outside edges; unclipped. The book is pristine, the DJ very close to "As New". NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Folio. (12 x 9 x 0.75 inches). 191 pages. Profusely illustrated in color. Weight: 2 pounds, 2.6 ounces. Reprint Edition [2001].

$11.96

Modern and Contemporary European History [1815-1928].

By J. Salwyn Schapiro, Ph.D.

Boston, MA Houghton Mifflin Company, 1929. Hardcover Fourth Edition [1929]. Very Good: shows very light wear to the extremities; a bit of rubbing to the boards and a small, faint spot of damp stain at the rear panel [about the size of a pencil eraser]; former owner's name and date at front free end paper. the binding square and secure; the text is clean. Remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.5 x 5.75 x .6 inches). 827 pages + 25 page Appendix and Index. Revised under the Editorship of James T. Shotwell, LL.D. Deckle Fore-Edge. Shipping weight: 2 pounds, 5 ounces. Fourth Edition [1929]. Hardback: Lacks DJ.

$19.60

The Origins of Modern Germany Paperback – April 17, 1984by.
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The Origins of Modern Germany Paperback – April 17, 1984 by.

By Geoffrey Barraclough .

New York, NY W. W. Norton & Company , 1984. Paperback First Edition Thus [1984]; First Printing indicated. First Edition Thus [1984]; First Printing indicated. Fine in Wraps: binding square and secure; text clean. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. xi, 481 pages. Trade Paperback.

$19.60

Commemorations: A Novel.

By Hans Herlin.

Ontario, ON, Canada Collier Macmillan Canada, Ltd. , 1975. Hardcover First Edition [1975], unstated. First Edition [1975], unstated. Near Fine in Near Fine DJ: Book shows very faint discoloration along bottom edge of cloth-covered boards. Binding square and secure; text clean. Dustwrapper shows slight rubbing and wear to extremities. No longer 'As New', but remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. 8vo. 293pp. Translated by Eric Mosbacher. Hardback with DJ.

$9.41

Lost Hero: The Mystery of Raoul Wallenberg.

By Frederick E. Werbell and Thurston Clarke.

New York, NY McGraw-Hill , 1982. Hardcover First Edition [1982]; First Printing indicated. First Edition [1982]; First Printing indicated. Very Good in Near Fine DJ: The Book shows just a hint of wear to the extremities; former owner's name at the upper corner of the front free endpaper; foxing at the top edge; mottling to the quarter cloth; the binding shows very slight lean, but remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. The DJ shows only the mildest rubbing; the price is intactm though there is a bit of toning to the white background field of the inside front flaps. Shows just a touch of wear and a few minor flaws, but remains remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. 268pp. Hardback with DJ. The basis for a later (1985?) NBC-TV Mini-Series entitled "Wallenberg", and starring Richard Chamberlain. In 1944 Raoul Wallenberg, a businessman, playboy and member of one of Sweden's most wealthy and aristocratic families, volunteered to go to Budapest as a diplomat for the purpose of saving Hungarian Jews from Hitler's Final Solution. During the next six months, through espionage, bribery, threats, and, when all else failed, stirring acts of personal courage, he managed to rescue tens of thousands of Jews. Lost Hero describes Wallenberg's metamorphosis from diplomat to guerilla fighter; his alliance with the beautiful Baroness Kemeny, the wife of one of Hungary's most prominent fascists; his frequent duels with Adolf Eichmann over Jewish lives; and the many occasions on which he personally rescued individual Jews from Eichmann's death trains. Wallenberg's crusade was suddenly halted when, after a mysterious meeting with Soviet officers, he vanished. Repeated sightings of him in the Gulag since the war have led many to believe that he is still alive. Through sources exclusive to the authors, Lost Hero discloses for the first time the truth about Wallenberg's disappearance and the international scandal and cover-up surrounding the Wallenberg affair, and reveals at last what really happened to the imprisoned Raoul Wallenberg in Russia.

$14.70

The History of Germany Since 1789.

By Golo Mann.

New York, NY Frederick A. Praeger, 1968. Hardcover First Edition [1968]; Third Printing [1970]. Very Good in Very Good DJ: Both book and DJ show indications of moderate use. Book shows light wear to the extremities; slight spine lean; a thin line of sunning at the heel of the backstrip; the binding remains secure; the text is clean. The DJ shows mild rubbing; light wear to extremities; the price is intact. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 547pp. Translated from the German by Marion Jackson. First Edition [1968]; Third Printing [1970]. Hardback with DJ. Golo Mann (1909 – 1994), born Angelus Gottfried Thomas Mann, was a popular historian, essayist and writer. He was the third child of the novelist Thomas Mann and his wife Katia Mann. Golo Mann originally a Bavarian German was Czechoslovakian from 1936 on, American 1943–68, Swiss from 1968 on and additionally German since 1976. As did his brother Klaus Mann before, Golo Mann joined the US Army in 1943. After basic training at Fort McClellan, Alabama, he worked at the Office of Strategic Services in Washington, DC. In his capacity as intelligence officer it was his duty to collect and translate relevant information. In April 1944, he was sent to London where he made radio commentaries for the German language division of the American Broadcasting Station. For the last months of World War II he worked in same function for a military propaganda station in Luxembourg. Then he helped organise the foundation of Radio Frankfurt. During this period he worked with Robert Lochner, who thought very highly of him. During his journeys across Germany he was shocked at the extent of destruction, especially that caused by Allied bombing. In 1946, Mann left the US Army by his own request. He nevertheless kept a job as civil control officer, watching the war crimes trials at Nuremberg in this capacity. The same year saw the publication of his first book of lasting value, a biography in English of the 19th century diplomat Friedrich von Gentz. In autumn 1947, Mann became assistant professor of History at Claremont Men's College in California. In hindsight he recalled the nine-year engagement as "the happiest of my life"; on the other hand he complained, "My students are scornful, unfriendly and painfully stupid as never before". The professorship in California was interrupted by several residences in German-speaking Europe. In 1956 and 1957, Mann spent many weeks at the tavern Zur Krone at Altnau on the shores of Lake Constance to write his German History of the 19th and 20th century. It was released in 1958 and became an instant bestseller. It also marked his final return to Europe because he became guest professor at the University of Münster for two winter terms in a row. In autumn 1960, Mann joined the University of Stuttgart in the higher position of professor in ordinary for Political Science. It soon became clear that he felt unsatisfied with the machinery at the universities: "In those years I had a feeling of immense, but fruitless effort without getting any echo. This led to a depression that made me resign the professorship in 1963". In the following years Mann worked as a free-lance historian and essayist, suffering in both capacities from chronic overwork that increasingly damaged not only his work but also his health. He took up residence at his parents' house in Kilchberg near the Lake of Zurich, where he lived until 1993 — sharing the house for most years with his mother. In his political work Mann first praised the West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer for his course towards integration with France and the United States. He nevertheless criticized Adenauer's insincerity concerning a reunification with East Germany, so that he came to support the new détente ideas of Willy Brandt. He even sometimes worked for Brandt as a ghostwriter. Mann nevertheless perceived the emergence of the student movement as a grave threat for democracy. He gradually became alienated from Brandt in 1973, reproaching him with passivity towards alleged communist infiltration in his Social Democratic Party. Mann's almost lifelong passion for the best-known field-marshal of the Thirty Years War culminated in 1971 with the release of the monumental biography Wallenstein. It is considered as a masterpiece of narrative history for its pictorial language.

$7.64

The Changing of the Gods.

By Frank E. Manuel .

Hanover, NH University Press of New England for Brown University Press , 1983. Hardcover First Edition, unstated. Fine in Very Good+ DJ: Book shows binding square and secure; text clean. DJ shows only minor indications of very light use; price unclipped; mylar-protected. Remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 202pp. Hardback with DJ.

$9.41

Dokumentation der Vertreibung der Deutschen aus Ost-Mitteleuropa, Band V: Das Schicksal der Deutschen in Jugoslawien.

Dusseldorf, Germany Oskar Leiner-Druck, 1961. Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good DJ: Book shows just a hint of smudging and the pages have tanned somewhat, due to aging; the binding remains square and secure; text clean. DJ shows light wear to extremities, with three tiny tears along the top edge; moderate rubbing; quite a bit of soiling to the white background field. Structurally sound and tightly bound, remains clean, sturdy, and presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Large 8vo. 633pp. Herausgegeben vom Bunesministerium fur Vertriebene Fluchtlinge und Kriegsgeschadigte in Verbindung mit Werner Conze, Adolf Distelkamp, Rudolf Laun, Peter Rassow und Hans Rothfels. Bearbeitet von Theodor Schieder. Hardback with DJ.

$14.70

Europe in Our Time: A History 1945-1992.
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Europe in Our Time: A History 1945-1992.

By Walter Laqueur .

New York, NY Penguin Group: Penguin Press, 1993. Paperback First Ed Thus; First Printing indicated. First Ed Thus; First Printing indicated. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: Shows a tiny nick at the top of the front panel; the pages have tanned somewhat, due to aging. The binding shows the slightest lean and is a little concave, but remains perfectly secure; text clean. No longer absolutely prisinte, but remains very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 617pp. Trade Paperback. Walter Laquer's "Europe in Our Time- A History: 1945-1992" is a supremely authoritative text, detailing a period in European history (and world history) quite unlike any other. Europe was, to be blatantly honest, a mess after the Allies defeated the Germans and received their unconditional surrender. The problem was what to do after the end of the European War. From here, Laquer speaks of all the important developments that occured in Europe, in most countries, in a very interesting prose-like fashion. Key concepts and terms our all explained sufficiently, and this book is similar to a novel in that it will keep you up at night, turning page after page, swallowing the history of Europe after 1945. Highly recommended.

$9.80

Three Beheim Boys: Growing Up in Early Modern Germany.

By Steven Ozment.

New Haven, CT Yale University Press, 1990. Hardcover Book-Club Edition. Near Fine in Very Good+ DJ: Book shows only the former owner's name and date at the front free endpaper; else flawless; binding square and secure; text clean. DJ shows light wear to extremities; mildest rubbing; unclipped. No longer 'As New', but remains close to it. NOT a Remainder or Ex-Library. 8vo. 312 pages. Book-Club Edition. Hardback with DJ. `` `Dear Mother, enclosed is Sebald Gruner's bill for my board. Would you send the money as soon as possible? . . . I owe the laundress. I have no more time to write, as I must study for exams.' Your Loving Son, Friederich Behaim.'' This letter, written by Friederich III Behaim in 1579, is just a sample of the delight that awaits readers as they peruse the letters that chronicle the lives of three boys, all members of a powerful merchant family in 16th- and 17th-century Nuremberg. Through their writings, which span the years from age 15 to 25, readers learn about the concerns of these teenagers as they attempt to deal successfully with their mother, guardians (who most often controlled monetary assets), teachers, and masters; leave home; and prepare themselves for the adult world. Ozment's meticulous selection of the 207 letters and his informative notes and commentary create an environment that brings Michael, Friederich, and Stephen Carl to life. The excellent maps and documents and the supplementary information in the six appendixes add scholarly documentation. Lucidly translated and informed by Ozment's useful social, biographical, and historical commentary, these letters spanning three generations (1523-1637) offer an invaluable chronicle of family and business history in early modern Europe; they also provide a fascinating picture of emotional and psychological growth (or lack of same) from adolescence to adulthood. For an insight into economic and political ambition in Nuremberg, then one of the commercial capitals of Europe; the ways in which religion permeated everyday life; student life; military action in the Thirty Years War; early European impressions of Brazil; and many features of private life, students and scholars will want to consult this book.

$5.29

The German Predicament: Memory and Power in the New Europe.

By Andrei S. Markovits and Simon Reich.

Ithaca, NY Cornell University Press, 1997. Hardcover First Ed; First Printing indicated. First Ed; First Printing indicated. Near Fine in Very Near Fine DJ: Both book and DJ show only minute indications of use. Book shows previous owner's gift inscription; else flawless; binding square and secure; text clean. DJ shows only the mildest rubbing; unclipped; mylar-protected. Overall, very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 248pp. Hardback with DJ.

$14.11

The Third Reich.

By Klaus Hildebrand.

London, UK George Allen & Unwin , 1984. Paperback First Ed thus, unstated. Very Good in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: light wear to extremities; mild rubbing to wrapper covers; sunning at the back strip has partially obscured the title, while leaving the author's name fully legible; binding shows the slightest lean, while remaining perfectly secure; text clean. Flawed, but remains a clean, tightly-bound structurally sound copy with a clean text. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 184pp. Translated by P.S. Falla. Paperback.

$3.53

Siblings and The Children's Story.
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Siblings and The Children's Story.

By Klauss Mann.

New York, NY Marion Boyars, 1992. Hardcover First Edition [1982], so stated. First Edition [1982], so stated. Very Good+ in Near Fine DJ: Book shows indications of light use: spine lean; else flawless, but for pencil pricing at front free endpaper; binding secure; text clean. DJ shows the mildest rubbing to its sheen; price intact. Overall, remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 143pp. Introduction and Translation by Tania Alexander and Peter Eyre. Hardback with DJ.

$9.41

The Ides of August: The Berlin Wall Crisis, 1961.
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The Ides of August: The Berlin Wall Crisis, 1961.

By Curtis Cate.

New York, NY M. Evans and Company, 1978. Hardcover First Ed; First Printing indicated. First Ed; First Printing indicated. Near Fine in Near Fine DJ: Book shows slight crimping at heel of backstrip; barely discernible spine lean; faint dust at top edge. Binding secure; text clean. DJ shows mild rubbing; price intact. Despite some minor flaws, 'Nearly New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 534pp. Hardback with DJ. Gripping account of the most shameful episode in post-war German history. Compellingly readable, with no punches pulled. Mr Cate pays particular attention to the 'human' factor, to the 'ordinary' people whose lives were so tragically affected by the building of The Wall and its aftermath. Even those with no particular interest in politics or history would be engrossed by this book. We recommend it wholeheartedly.

$11.96

Organization Europe: The Eighteen and the Nine and Among Them the Germans [The Development - Chances - Limitations of the European Institutions].

By Heinz Medefind.

Bonn, Germany Europa Union Verlag, 1975. Paperback Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: former owner's name/information blacked out at front endpaper. Binding shows the slightest lean, but remains perfectly secure; text clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 125pp. Translated from the German by Norman Crossland. Textbook Paperback.

$23.91

Bad Faith: A Forgotten History of Family, Fatherland and Vichy France.
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Bad Faith: A Forgotten History of Family, Fatherland and Vichy France.

By Carmen Callil.

New York, NY Alfred A. Knopf, 2007. Paperback First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. Fine in Wraps: binding square and secure; text clean. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 607pp. Trade Paperback. In this eye-opening account of the Holocaust and the Second World War in France and the interwar years in that country we are given a great insight into the life of Louis Darquier de Pellepoix, who himself is partly a symbol of France itself or perhaps the underbelly of Franc. Louise Darquier was a minor Frenchman from a small town south of Paris and had served in World War One. He had a plethora of family members and contacts but he chose to marry a strange and slightly insane English woman and spend the post-war years wandering the world to Australia and the U.K. Having evnetually settled in France in the 1930s he became a rabid anti-semite and befriended the various right wing veterans movements fighting in the streets agains the government of Leon Blum. When Vichy fell in 1940 the Nazis plucked him out of obscurity to head up the department of Jewish affairs. He set to work extorting Jews and eventually deporting them to their deaths. At the end of the war he fled to Spain where he lived out the rest of his years into the 1970s. He never gave up his anti-Semitism, eventually turning it into anti-Israel rhetoric. This is a brilliant popular book, an investigation of family and life, a true picture of an age and a tragedy. This book reads like fiction, and could have been such if it were not a true story based one exhaustive research. THe Footnotes are veritable encyclopedia of inter-war french anti-semitism.

$16.27

20 July.

By Constantine FitzGibbon.

New York, NY Berkley Books: Medallion, 1968. Paperback First Ed thus, so stated. First Ed thus, so stated. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very light use; faint crease near lower front corner and another down the backstrip; mild rubbing; binding square and secure; text clean. Pages have tanned a bit with age. Remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 12mo. 318pp. Berkley Medallion book # N1524. Photo of Hitler on both covers, 4 pages of black/white photos. Mass Market Paperback. A full and complete account of the fantastic "Officer's Plot" against Adolph Hitler on July 20, 1944.

$6.47

Grafica Tedesca nel Tempo di Albrecht Durer.

By Albrecht Durer.

Venezia, Italia Fantoni Artegrafica , 1964. Paperback Very Good in Wraps: shows light wear to the the extremities; mild rubbing and faint soiling to wrapper covers; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Despite some minor flaws, remains a handsome copy. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Large 8vo. 70pp. with about 32pp. black & white illustrations. Introduction by Erich Steingraber. Edited by Peter Streiber. Catalogue raisonnee of Show: Firenze,Uffizi, Dicembre, 1964-Gennaio, 1965. Text in Italian. Paperback: Pictorial Wraps.

$24.50