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The Second World War. Volume II: Their Finest Hour.

By Winston S. Churchill.

London, UK Cassell , 1949. Hardcover First Edition (1949), so stated. First Edition (1949), so stated. Very Good+ to Near Fine: Shows just a hint of sun-blanching to the tinted top edge; very mild wear to the extremities; very faint smudging to the outside edges of the text block; barely discernible rubbing to the black cloth over boards; former owner's gift inscription (dated 1950) at the front flyleaf. The binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing the mildest wear and minor, unobtrusive flaws. Not without flaw, and perhaps not as 'fresh' as it was when new. Remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.5 x 5.75 x 1.5 inches). xvii, 684 pages. Numerous maps, including many fold-outs. Decorated Endpapers. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 11.8 ounces. Hardback: Lacks DJ.

$11.96

Arnold Toynbee: A Selection From His Works.

By Arnold Joseph Toynbee.

New York, NY Oxford University Press, 1978. Hardcover First Edition (1978), unstated in accordance with OUP's customary practice at the time of publication. First Edition (1978), unstated in accordance with OUP's customary practice at the time of publication. Fine in Very Good+ DJ: The Book is flawless; the binding square and secure; the text is clean. 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 like-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing no flaws. 'As New'. The DJ shows only minor indications of very light use: mild rubbing to the head and heel of the backstrip and barely discernible wear to the corner tips; a short, closed tear at the top of the front hinge; a hint of sunning to the rust-red background field of the backstrip (the titles thereon remain bold and clearly legible); the price has been clipped. No longer pristine, but remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.75 x 5.75 x 1 inches). xxi, 327 pages. Compiled, Edited, and with an Introduction by E.W.F. Tomlin. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 4 ounces. Hardback with DJ.

$11.96

God's Fifth Column: A Biography of the Age: 1890-1940.

By William Gerhardie .

Woodstock, NY Overlook Press, 1991. Paperback Reprint Edition (1991); First Printing Thus. First published in 1981. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of wear to the extremities; the mildest rubbing to the panels. 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 only the very mildest wear. Bright and Clean. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8 x 5.45 x 1 inches. 360 pages. Language: English. Weight: 14 ounces. Reprint Edition (1991); First Printing Thus. First published in 1981. Trade Paperback. The biography of an age is the expansive cover description and so it is. Lenin, Wilde, Tolstoy, the Kaiser, Chekov. Certainly the best work of nonfiction (witty, blackly humorous) in the 20th century, a laurel he shares with Robert Caro's Path to Power. Few I know have read this devastating beauty and I like that--the notion of a cult following for Gerhardie! Gerhardie, by the way, was one of the most critically acclaimed English novelists of the 1920s (Evelyn Waugh told him, "I have talent, but you have genius."). H.G. Wells championed his work.

$10.00

Historical Atlas of the 20th Century 1900-1999.
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Historical Atlas of the 20th Century 1900-1999.

By John Haywood, with Edward Barratt and Brian Catchpole.

Metro Books, 2002. Hardcover First Edition USA (2002); Second Printing. Very Good+ in Very Good+ DJ: Both book and DJ show indications of very careful use. The Book shows just a touch of wear to the extremities; else flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, nearly-new copy, showing just a little wear to the corner tips and bottom edge of the boards. Remains close to 'As New'. The DJ shows only a touch of wear to the outside edges: mild rubbing to the panels; unclipped. Overall, not quite pristine, but remains close to 'As New". NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Folio (12.1 x 9.5 x 1.55 inches). ii, 88 pages + Index. Profusely illustrated with Maps ain Color. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 11.7 ounces. First Edition USA (2002); Second Printing. Hardback with DJ.

$24.50

Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of How the Wildest Man in Congress and a Rogue CIA Agent Changed the History of Our Times.
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Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of How the Wildest Man in Congress and a Rogue CIA Agent Changed the History of Our Times.

By George Crile.

New York, NY Grove Press, 2003. Paperback First Edition Thus [2003], so stated. First Printing indicated by a complete number line. First Edition Thus [2003], so stated. First Printing indicated by a complete number line. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of wear to extremities; mildest rubbing. The binding shows just a touch of lean and his very slightly cocked, but remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. Not quite pristine, bur remains very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9 x 6 x 1.25 inches). x, 550 pages. Weight: 1 pound, 11.4 ounces. Trade Paperback.

$5.88

Churchill's Grand Alliance: The Anglo-American Special Relationship 1940-57.
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Churchill's Grand Alliance: The Anglo-American Special Relationship 1940-57.

By John Charmley .

New York, NY Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1995. Hardcover First Ed USA [1995], First Printing indicated. First Ed USA [1995], First Printing indicated. Near Fine in Fine DJ: The Book shows only the slightest spine lean; else flawless; the binding remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses. notations, marks, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. The DJ shows very mild rubbing; else flawless; the price is unclipped; mylar-protected. A Near perfect copy: Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9.5 x 6.3 x 1.45 inches). 427 pages. Weight: 1 pound, 12.5 ounces. Hardback with DJ.

$7.06

Attitudes Toward History.

By Kenneth Burke.

Boston, MA Beacon Press, 1961. Paperback First Edition Thus [1961], so stated. First published in 1937, a revised Second Edition was issued in 1959, from which this edition has been published. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of wear to extremities; mild rubbing to the panels; faint foxing at the top edge; the front endpaper may have been removed, as the title page is the first page. The binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Not perfect, as the book shows several very minor flaws, but in overall appearance, remains very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 375 pages. First Edition Thus [1961], so stated. First published in 1937, a revised Second Edition was issued in 1959, from which this edition has been published. Trade Paperback.

$11.96

Ancient Ideals: A Study of Intellectual and Spiritual Growth From Early Times to the Establishment of Christianity (Volume II).

By Henry Osborne Taylor .

New York, NY Frederick Ungar , 1964. Hardcover Reprint [1964] of the Second Edition [1913]. Near Fine in Near Fine DJ: Both book and DJ show only minute indications of use. The Book shows some faint white staining at the backstrip, apparently from the paper of the DJ rubbing against it; just a touch of crimping to the heel of the backstrip; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. The DJ shows mild rubbing overall and faint soiling to the white background field of the rear panel; the price is unclipped; mylar-protected. Overall, a very handsome copy: close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. ix, 430 pages. Blue paper over boards with black titles at the backstrip. Reprint [1964] of the Second Edition [1913]. Hardback with DJ.

$14.70

The Struggle to Understand: A History of Human Wonder and Discovery.

By Herbert C. Corben.

Buffalo, NY Prometheus Books, 1992. Hardcover First Edition [1992]; First Printing indicated. First Edition [1992]; First Printing indicated. Fine in Fine DJ: Book shows binding square and secure; text clean. DJ unclipped; mylar-protected. As New. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 398 pages. Hardback with DJ.

$39.20

Theories of imperialism: A Critical Assessment of the Various Interpretations of Modern Imperialism.

By Wolfgang J. Mommsen.

New York, NY Random House, 1980. Hardcover First Edition, so stated. First Edition, so stated. First Printing indicated. Near Fine in Very Good+ DJ: Book shows only minute indications of use; binding square and secure; text clean. DJ shows light wear to extremities; mild rubbing; price unclipped; mylar-protected. No longer 'As New', but remains close to it. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 180pp. Translated by P.S. Falla. The German Edition was published in 1977. Hardback with DJ. Wolfgang Justin Mommsen (1930 – 2004) was a German historian. He was the twin brother of Hans Mommsen. He was born in Marburg, the son of the historian Wilhelm Mommsen and great-grandson of the Roman historian Theodore Mommsen. He was educated at the University of Marburg, University of Cologne and University of Leeds between 1951 and 1959. He served as professor at the University of Cologne (1959–1967), University of Düsseldorf (1967–1978) and finally as director of the German Historical Institute in London between 1978 and 1985. Mommsen wrote a biography of Max Weber in 1959. His main areas of expertise were in 19th century-20th century British and German history. His interests were wide-ranging and he wrote about diplomatic, social, intellectual, and economic history. Mommsen championed a Sonderweg ("special path") interpretation of German history. Echoing the views of Hans-Ulrich Wehler and Fritz Fischer, he argued that 19th century Germany was only partially modernized. Economic modernization was not accompanied by political modernization. Much of Mommsen's comparative studies of British and German history concern why, in his view, the British had both a political and economic modernization while the Germans had only the latter. An Anglophile, Mommsen very much enjoyed teaching and living in Britain.

$16.27

Nathaniel's Nutmeg: Or the True and Incredible Adventures of the Spice Trader Who Changed the Course of History.
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Nathaniel's Nutmeg: Or the True and Incredible Adventures of the Spice Trader Who Changed the Course of History.

By Giles Milton .

New York, NY Penguin Group: Penguin Press, 2000. Paperback First Ed Thus; First Printing indicated. First Ed Thus; First Printing indicated. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: just a hint of wear to the extremities; a tiny scuff mark near the lower front corner; the pages have tanned just slightly due to aging; the binding leans somewhat and there are some hairline creases at the backstrip, but the binding remains perfectly secure; text clean. Has some flaws, but overall, remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 388pp. Trade Paperback. Put on your windbreaker and get a firm grasp on both arms of your easychair and get ready for a great adventure! This book is that good. It flies along at breakneck speed with never a dull moment. Mr. Milton has a wonderful style and he has obviously done a tremendous amount of research in putting this book together. There are a lot of quotes from the primary sources, which makes for very interesting reading as you get a"you are there" feel. Actually, Nathaniel Courthope, from the title of the book is only a relatively small, though integral, part of the story. Mr. Milton gives brief but vivid character sketches of many of the Dutch and English sailors, merchants and explorers who were involved in this long and bloody trade war. Also, the book is not confined to just talking about the East Indies. It moves around from England, Holland, India, etc. to the Arctic and the search for a Northeast Passage and to Manhattan and the Hudson River and the search for a Northwest Passage. One note for the squeamish: the participants in the fight for control of the nutmeg trade did not obey the Marquis of Queensbury's rules for fighting fair. The book is full of beheadings; people being keelhauled and drawn and quartered and there is a horrific chapter on English sailors being tortured by their Dutch captors that is worthy of the worst things done during the Spanish Inquisition. If your picture of the Dutch East India Company is one of fat and jolly pipe smoking burghers, think again!

$6.47

Amerigo: The Amerigo Vespucci Story.

By Frances Salter Nilsen and James Loring Salter.

Chatanooga, TN Shamrock Press, 1992. Hardcover First Ed, so stated. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHORS. First Ed, so stated. Very Near Fine in Very Near Fine DJ: Both book and DJ show only minute indications of use. Book shows just a bit of crimping at heel of backstrip; binding square and secure; text clean. DJ shows barely discernible rubbing; price unclipped; mylar-protected. Overall, very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 253pp. Hardback with DJ. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHORS.

$9.80