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Environmental Hazards of War: Releasing Dangerous Forces in an Industrialized World.

By Arthur H. Westing, (Editor).

Newbury Park, CA Sage Publications , 1990. Hardcover First Edition [1990], so stated. Fine in Very Near Fine DJ: The Book is flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. The DJ shows only the mildest rubbing; unclipped; mylar-protected. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9.5 x 6.4 x 0.5 inches). xvi, 96 pages. International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO). Weight: 11.4 ounces. First Edition [1990], so stated. Hardback with DJ.

$24.50

A Chorus of Stones: The Private Life of War.

By Susan Griffin.

New York, NY Anchor Books, 1992. Trade Paperback. First Edition Thus [1993]; First Printing indicated. First Edition Thus [1993]; First Printing indicated. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only minor indications of use: the spine shows barely discernible lean; mildest rubbing; pages tanned a very slightly; . Binding secure; text clean. Close to 'As New', with only very minor imperfections. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 363pp. A hardcover edition of this book, published by Doubleday, appeared in 1992. Trade Paperback. So much of history is centered on warfare. And then, so much of warfare is historically rooted in a traditional perspective of leaders, politics, and other "big" events. Is there a deeper and more complex truth to all this? Now, here comes Susan Griffin, and her ideas flow freely out of the conventional boxes of interpretation. In "Chorus of Stones," she examines "small" events, and especially the internal dynamics of family relationships, and then links them to the "big" events -- like the invention of the hydrogen bomb or the decision to fire-bomb Dresden. In the process, she shows the reader how such wide-sweeping historical catastrophes like wars are inextricably connected with small, often trivialized realities whose real significance can go unnoticed, or even be repressed. If you ever thought about the old adage that "we won't understand war until we understand why couples argue with each other," then this book will fascinate you. It's a real shame that it hasn't received more attention, for it challenges so many of our notions about the separation of "personal" and "public" lives. Susan Griffin has captured the interconnectedness of life, war, relationships and evolution in a scope so vast, so all encompassing that it left me breathless. An amazingly successful synthesis of conveying the macrocosm by studying the microcosm. It had me scribbling down 'quotable quotes', until I soon realised that almost everything she says is profound, well thought out and corresponding to all my notions of truth. In a time when the USA is contemplating war, everyone would be well served by reading this book. Susan Griffin's work is one of startling intellectual scope written in a language that is as sparing as it is poetic. I am in awe of A Chorus of Stones and am saddened by the fact that it seems to be relatively unknown. Fascinating through and through!

$5.88

A Chorus of Stones: The Private Life of War.

By Susan Griffin.

New York, NY Anchor Books, 1993. Paperback First Edition Thus [1993]; First Printing indicated. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. First Edition Thus [1993]; First Printing indicated. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: Slight spine lean; mildest rubbing; pages tanned a bit due to the aging process. Binding secure; text clean. Close to 'As New', with only very minor imperfections. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 363pp. A hardcover edition of this book, published by Doubleday, appeared in 1992. Trade Paperback. So much of history is centered on warfare. And then, so much of warfare is historically rooted in a traditional perspective of leaders, politics, and other "big" events. Is there a deeper and more complex truth to all this? Now, here comes Susan Griffin, and her ideas flow freely out of the conventional boxes of interpretation. In "Chorus of Stones," she examines "small" events, and especially the internal dynamics of family relationships, and then links them to the "big" events -- like the invention of the hydrogen bomb or the decision to fire-bomb Dresden. In the process, she shows the reader how such wide-sweeping historical catastrophes like wars are inextricably connected with small, often trivialized realities whose real significance can go unnoticed, or even be repressed. If you ever thought about the old adage that "we won't understand war until we understand why couples argue with each other," then this book will fascinate you. It's a real shame that it hasn't received more attention, for it challenges so many of our notions about the separation of "personal" and "public" lives. Susan Griffin has captured the interconnectedness of life, war, relationships and evolution in a scope so vast, so all encompassing that it left me breathless. An amazingly successful synthesis of conveying the macrocosm by studying the microcosm. It had me scribbling down 'quotable quotes', until I soon realised that almost everything she says is profound, well thought out and corresponding to all my notions of truth. In a time when the USA is contemplating war, everyone would be well served by reading this book. Susan Griffin's work is one of startling intellectual scope written in a language that is as sparing as it is poetic. I am in awe of A Chorus of Stones and am saddened by the fact that it seems to be relatively unknown. Fascinating through and through! SIGNED BY AUTHOR.

$24.50

War Machine: The Rationalisation of Slaughter in the Modern Age.
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War Machine: The Rationalisation of Slaughter in the Modern Age.

By Daniel Pick.

1996. Paperback Twelve pages early in the text show UNDERLINING AND MARGINALIA IN INK. Else, Near Fine in Wraps: shows only minor indications of use: just a hint of wear to extremities; mildest rubbing. The binding shows very slight lean, but remains perfectly secure. Clearly, this book is flawed, but if one could overlook the underlining early on, would make a handsome reading copy. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 292pp. University Press Paperback. This fascinating book examines Western perceptions of war in and beyond the nineteenth century, surveying the writings of novelists, anthropologists, psychiatrists, poets, natural scientists, and journalists to trace the origins of modern philosophies about the nature of war and conflict. 'This is a clever, interesting, and in many ways learned book.' John Keegan, Sunday Telegraph 'In a brilliant work of cultural analysis, Pick has mined some curious disparate areas and been rewarded with remarkable material for study.' Observer 'Profound ... A fascinating book.' Martin Pawley, Guardian 'Continuously intelligent and concerned, cogently argued, well-informed ... I fear this excellent book will always be timely.' Tony Tanner, European 'Pick, in his timely new study of how war came to be justified in the 20th century, provides a hundred reasons why no country should ever get involved in fighting.' Walter Ellis, Times 'An original, eclectic and personal study ... Pick has cast his net widely to survey a broad sample of political, literary, economic and psychological works of Europe's most important thinkers and writers.'

$7.06

A Chorus of Stones: The Private Life of War.

By Susan Griffin.

New York, NY Anchor Books, 1993. Trade Paperback. First Edition Thus [1993]; First Printing indicated. First Edition Thus [1993]; First Printing indicated. Very Near Fine in Wraps: two pages show a faint, clearly inadvertent dog-eared at the upper corner right at the corner tip and the rear panel shows a crease as well; else, shows only a bit of sunning to the light pink background field of the backstrip (the black titles thereon remain unaffected, bold and clearly legible); the pages have tanned ever so slightly. The binding remains square and secure; text clean. Virtually 'As New', with only very minor imperfections. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 363pp. (The hardcover edition was published in the preceding year by Doubleday). Trade Paperback. So much of history is centered on warfare. And then, so much of warfare is historically rooted in a traditional perspective of leaders, politics, and other "big" events. Is there a deeper and more complex truth to all this? Now, here comes Susan Griffin, and her ideas flow freely out of the conventional boxes of interpretation. In "Chorus of Stones," she examines "small" events, and especially the internal dynamics of family relationships, and then links them to the "big" events -- like the invention of the hydrogen bomb or the decision to fire-bomb Dresden. In the process, she shows the reader how such wide-sweeping historical catastrophes like wars are inextricably connected with small, often trivialized realities whose real significance can go unnoticed, or even be repressed. If you ever thought about the old adage that "we won't understand war until we understand why couples argue with each other," then this book will fascinate you. It's a real shame that it hasn't received more attention, for it challenges so many of our notions about the separation of "personal" and "public" lives. Susan Griffin has captured the interconnectedness of life, war, relationships and evolution in a scope so vast, so all encompassing that it left me breathless. An amazingly successful synthesis of conveying the macrocosm by studying the microcosm. It had me scribbling down 'quotable quotes', until I soon realised that almost everything she says is profound, well thought out and corresponding to all my notions of truth. In a time when the USA is contemplating war, everyone would be well served by reading this book. Susan Griffin's work is one of startling intellectual scope written in a language that is as sparing as it is poetic. I am in awe of A Chorus of Stones and am saddened by the fact that it seems to be relatively unknown. Fascinating through and through!

$6.47

The Prisoners of Quai Dong.

By Victor Kolpacoff.

New York, NY New American Library: Signet, 1968. Paperback First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very light use; two tiny dings at lower front hinge; very faint crease at lower front corner; pages tanned with age; light wear to extremities; mild rubbing to sheen of wrapper covers; binding square and secure; text clean. Remains a handsome copy. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 12mo. 160pp. Mass Market Paperback. The Prisoners of Quai Dong has faded into obscurity as has its author, Victor Kolpacoff. In the late 1960s it received critical success. It was Kolpacoff`s first of two novels. The Prisoners is about the torture of a Vietnamese youth suscepted of aiding the Vietcong and found with weaponry. The novel`s protagonist, Krieger,is a court-martialed lieutenant serving time in a military prison for disobeying an order to engage in an ambuse apparently for conscientious reasons. Krieger is summoned to a shack near the prison to assist in an interrogation of the youth because Krieger has a working knowledge of Vietnamese. Krieger is repelled by the method used to extract information through torture. But gradually Krieger is drawn as a enabler and rewarded. What is extraordinary about reading Prisoners today is its presage of Abu Ghraib and its ilk in this time. The novel speaks in sensitive tone to the dilemma of the moral man attempting to resist the immoral demand of war and ultimately being captured by it. Kolpacoff`s style is spare and never sentimental. The scenes of torture are tough to read. The author wants us to confront evil the hard way. In sum, I echo the 1968 reviewers-a masterpiece.

$8.23

The Fires of Midnight.
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The Fires of Midnight.

By Jon Land.

New York, NY Tom Doherty Associates: Forge Books, 1995. Hardcover First Ed; First Printing indicated. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. First Ed; First Printing indicated. Near Fine in Fine DJ: Book shows only minute indications of use; lower corners mildly bumped; just a touch of shelfwear; crimp at heel of backstrip; binding square and secure; text clean. DJ price unclipped; mylar-protected. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 383pp. Book Seven in the Kamal-Barnea series. Hardback with DJ. A Palestinian-American cop and Israeli detective team up to investigate who is killing off survivors of a WWII medical unit. Jon Land has once again proven that he is currently the best author at creating troubled characters and twisted plots. The duo of Blaine McCracken and Johnny Wareagle once again confront a faceless enemy with the power to destroy the world. The only catch is that the weapon is a young genius. Definitely worth the read. SIGNED BY AUTHOR.

$18.42

The Last Prophecy.
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The Last Prophecy.

By Jon Land.

New York, NY Tom Doherty Associates: Forge Books, 2004. Hardcover First Ed; First Printing indicated. First Ed; First Printing indicated. Near Fine in Fine DJ: Book shows only minute indications of use; lower corners mildly bumped; just a touch of shelfwear; crimp at heel of backstrip; binding square and secure; text clean. DJ price unclipped; mylar-protected. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. Book Seven in the Kamal-Barnea series. 383pp. A Palestinian-American cop and Israeli detective team up to investigate who is killing off survivors of a WWII medical unit.

$7.64

Surfing to Saigon: A Personal Combat Memior of a Surfer in Vietnam.

By Patrick Farley.

Santa Cruz, CA Ranger Publications , 1994. Paperback Reprint Edition. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR on the back side of the front end paper. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use; binding square and secure; text clean. Just a hint of foxing at outside edges; mildest rubbing; else flawless. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 208pp. Reprint edition; formerly entitled "Changes: Eighteen and There". Trade Paperback. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR.

$28.22

Surfing to Saigon: A Personal Combat Memior of a Surfer in Vietnam.

By Patrick Farley.

Santa Cruz, CA Ranger Publications , 1994. Paperback Reprint Edition. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR on the inside of the front cover. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows light wear to extremities; mild rubbing; outside edges show some faint smudges; dampstain at upper corner of page block, which penetrates perhaps a sixteenth inch for a few pages; binding square and secure; text clean. Remains a clean, sturdy, presentable copy. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 208pp. Reprint edition; formerly entitled "Changes: Eighteen and There". Trade Paperback. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR.

$16.27

The Ark Sakura.

By Kobo Abe.

London, UK Secker and Warburg, 1988. Hardcover First Edition [1988], so stated. First Edition [1988], so stated. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket: Book shows pages lightly tanned, otherwise flawless. Dustwrapper shows mildest rubbing to sheen; price intact; mylar-protected. Overall, just a hair short of 'As New'. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 336 pages. Hardback with DJ. Most of Abe's fiction is about escapes that fail and about people who, failing to escape, evaporate into their own alienation and despair. This novel, his first in eight years, raises no hope for a happier resolution. Abe's imagination is vivid but harsh. Yet although the novel torments the mind and heart, it compels unswerving attention.

$19.60

Story of the Second World War.
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Story of the Second World War.

By Henry Steele Commager.

New York, NY Barnes & Noble Books, 1998. Hardcover Reprint Edition [1998]; First Printing thus. First published in 1945. Very Near Fine in Near Fine DJ: Book shows very faint indications of shelving along bottom edge of boards. DJ shows mild rubbing to sheen; mylar-protected. Binding square and secure; text clean. Very close to 'As new'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 345pp. Reprint Edition [1998]; First Printing thus. First published in 1945. Hardback with DJ. Compiled in the war’s immediate after-math, this book became an instant classic. Commager has presented a broad spectrum of contemporary writing about the war by such figures as Winston Churchill, John Steinbeck, Walter Lippman, John Hersey, and William Shirer. The book also contains stirring narratives by the soldiers and civilians who experienced the war on the frontlines.

$34.30