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The Broken Link

By: "Cornet"

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Geoffrey Bles: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18690


(price-clipped) [lightly bumped at corners, faint dampstain at bottom right corner of front cover, small bookseller stamp at bottom corner of front pastedown; jacket worn and torn across top edge, several small tears elsewhere, moderate soiling overall]. "'Cornet' (the nom de guerre of a distinguished officer in the late Indian Army) is well known to readers of Blackwood's Magazine for his stories of life and sport on the North-west Frontier. This is his first book... View more info

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At Stalin's Side: His Interpreter's Memoirs From the October Revolution to the Fall of the Dictator's Empire

By: Berezhkov, Valentin M. (translated from the Russian by Sergei V. Mikheyev)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Birch Lane Press: (c.1994)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16011


[book itself is flawless; jacket shows only light handling wear, minor soiling at top of rear panel]. (B&W photographs) The author "was an important part of Josef Stalin's inner circle, where he found himself at center stage of international diplomacy. [He] may be one of the last survivors of the events that shaped the destiny of Russia and the world. View more info

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Socialist Self-Management in Yugoslavia 1950-1980: Documents

By: Boskovic, Blagoje, and David Dasic, eds.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Belgrade, STP (Socialist Thought and Practice): 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22500


(no dust jacket, probably as issued) [very slight bumping to bottom corners, tiny scuff mark on front cover, no other significant wear]. Essays, speeches (many by Josip Broz Tito), official documents, government reports, etc., documenting "one of the greatest historical achievements of the working class and all working people in their long, organized revolutionary struggle to build socialism in Yugoslavia," which per the book's introduction had in its 30-year his... View more info

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The Russian Revolution as I Saw It

By: Carter, Mark

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Wolfer Printing Co.: (c.1959)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22597


(no dust jacket, possibly as issued) [some minor scuffing to covers, slight wear to gilt spine lettering]. (B&W photo frontispiece author portrait) From the author's Foreword: "My youth was spent in Russia -- highlighted by the most cataclysmic upheaval of modern times -- the Russian Revolution. I was born in Czarist Russia. I lived through the aborted revolution of 1905, the Kerensky Revolution of 1917, the Bolshevik Revolution of October, 1917, and witnessed the... View more info

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A Macao Narrative

By: Coates, Austin

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Hong Kong/London, Heinemann Educational Books Ltd.: 1983 (c.1978)

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 22483


(French wraps) [light edgewear to covers, minor age-toning to edges of text block, a handful of tiny red ink markings in the margins of a few pages]. (Asian Studies Series) Series (B&W photographs, other illustrations) A short history and cultural study of Macao. The author "explains how and why the Portuguese came to the Far East, and how they peacefully settled in Macao with tacit Chinese goodwill. Macao's golden age, from 1557 to the disastrous collapse of 1641... View more info

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The Devil's Decade: The Thirties

By: Cockburn, Claud

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Mason & Lipscomb: (c.1973)

Edition: 1st (U.S.) edition

Seller ID: 16700


[ex-library book with typical markings (incl. stamping on all page edges), front hinge weakened by removal of ffep, a decent reading copy but no more; jacket a little wrinkled at top of front panel, but looks pretty good due to long-protected jacket (now with new jacket cover)]. (B&W photographs) "A fully illustrated and brilliantly written account of the 1930s by its 'patron saint.'" The author, an English journalist/editor/publisher widely known for his left-... View more info

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Jim Doerter's All the Times (incorporating The East-West Chronicles)

By: Doerter, Jim

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Los Altos CA, William Kaufmann, Inc.: (c.1980, 1978)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3396


[four newspapers, folded in quarters, each 18-22 pages, inside printed card-stock folder; the newspapers are yellowed but still in excellent condition]. (photos, drawings, etc.) This "Newspaper History of Humankind" (described in a publisher's note as the "Experimental Edition") is a "new and different set of newspapers designed to encourage and generate enthusiasm for the subject of history." The newspapers -- four individual issues, folded into ... View more info

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Chiswick; a new edition with additional illustrations and a prefatory survey by Florence M. Green

By: Draper, Warwick

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Anne Bingley: 1973

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 15919


(price-clipped) [solid copy, light spotting top edge, top corners bumped; jacket a bit edgeworn, minor wrinkling/creasing near top of front panel, bottom 1-1/2 inches of front flap cut away]. (B&W photographs, maps, illustrations) Originally published in 1923. View more info

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Life and Teachings of V.I. Lenin

By: Dutt, R. Palme

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, International Publishers: (c.1934)

Edition: Unstated edition

Seller ID: 19878


[moderate shelfwear, slight bumping to several corners; jacket has numerous small tears and chips, a bit of paper loss at corners and spine ends]. The author, described as "the internationally well-known Marxist journalist and student," here outlines the basic tenets of Lenin's teachings, "setting them against the background of the period in which he lived. Special emphasis is placed upon the question of the state, the dictatorship of the proletariat, the n... View more info

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Seeds of Destruction: Nationalist China in War and Revolution, 1937-1949

By: Eastman, Lloyd E.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Stanford CA, Stanford University Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15181


[moderate wear to book along top and bottom edges, slight deterioration of cloth on front cover, otherwise a solid clean book; jacket shows only slight wear along top edge]. "In this study based on a wide array of hitherto unused documentary sources, the author delves deeply into the inner workings of the Nationalist regime and concludes that the Nationalists collapsed largely as a result of their own failings. Most strikingly, he uses the records and memoirs of th... View more info

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The Story of the Atlantic Telegraph

By: Field, Henry M.

Price: $300.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1903 (c.1892)

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 20733


(full black buckram with gilt spine lettering and gilt facsimile signature on front cover; top edge gilt; no dust jacket) [minimal wear, gilt lettering bright and unrubbed; about as nice a copy as you're likely to find]. (figures) A first-person account of the laying of the first trans-Atlantic telegraph cable, the signature achievement of the author, who was one of the principal entrepreneurs involved in the formation of the Atlantic Telegraph Company, which completed t... View more info

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Growing Up in Medieval London: The Experience of Childhood in History

By: Hanawalt, Barbara A.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York/Oxford, Oxford University Press: 1993

Edition: 4th printing

Seller ID: 15805


[nice copy, no significant wear to book, no markings; jacket very slightly edgeworn at top of front panel]. (B&W drawings) The author, acclaimed for a previous work of medieval history, here "reveals the larger, fuller, more dramatic life of the common people, in this instance, the lives of children in London. Bringing together a wealth of evidence drawn from court records, coroner's rolls, literary sources, and books of advice, [she] weaves a rich tapestry of the ... View more info

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Tree of Rivers: The Story of the Amazon

By: Hemming, John

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Thames & Hudson: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19037


[slight bumping to base of spine, otherwise a nice clean book; jacket shows a bit of surface wear, slight color-shifting of spine from green to blue, minor wrinkling along top edge of front panel]. (B&W and color illustrations & photographs, maps) In this history of the exploration and exploitation of the Amazon, the author "recalls the adventures and misadventures of intrepid explorers, fervent Jesuit ecclesiastics and greedy rubber barons who enslaved thousands of... View more info

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Napoleon's Elite [originally published as: In Flight with the Eagle]

By: Horricks, Raymond

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New Brunswick/London, Transaction Publishers: 1995

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 9055


[clean, tight copy, no discernible wear; jacket very faintly rubbed]. "A detailed guide to the many hundreds of people who immediately surrounded the Emperor: the magic inner circle of marshals and near-marshals, members of Napoleon's administration, his often treacherous family, wives, and mistresses, and members of his household staff. [The book] presents a tightly woven tapestry of those who surrounded and were important to this most intriguing of leaders." ... View more info

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Today the Struggle: Literature and Politics in England during the Spanish Civil War

By: Hoskins, Katharine Bail

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Austin/London, University of Texas Press: (c.1969)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20199


[minimal wear to book, light soiling to fore-edge, old price inked out on front pastedown, small label remnant on ffep; jacket a little edgeworn, 3-inch diagonal tear at upper left corner of front panel, with a small piece missing at that spot]. This book "examines the political involvement of those leading British writers who dedicated their talents to the defense of Nationalists or Loyalists during the Spanish Civil War and who saw that war as symbolic of their ow... View more info

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British Parliament

By: Illingworth, Frank

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Skelton Robinson: [1948]

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7474


(no dust jacket) [good solid copy, a little foxing on top edge, bumping & tiny tear in cloth at top of spine, slight browning of page edges, previous owner's name-stamp on ffep]. (B&W photographs) The author states that "the aim of [this book] is to become a platform for political expression for all parties on Home and Imperial Affairs." Included are articles by numerous Members on such topics as "Faith of a Tory" and " Liberty Must be Limited"; p... View more info

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George III and the Mad-Business

By: Macalpine, Ida, and Richard Hunter

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Pantheon Books: (c.1969)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 18086


[nice clean copy, a bit of bumping to spine ends but no other significant wear; jacket shows moderate wear at corners and edges, a few minor nicks here and there]. (B&W plates) "George III's illness -- momentous in English history -- has remained little understood and what has been written on it is compounded fancy more than fact. Drawing upon extensive manuscript records of the royal physicians, many hitherto unknown, to give eyewitness accounts of all the King's ... View more info

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Bohemia: The Protoculture Then and Now

By: Miller, Richard

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chicago, Nelson-Hall: (c.1977)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13975


[nice tight copy, marred only by some spotting to the top page edges; jacket edgeworn (mostly along rear flap foldover, where there also appears to have been a bit of insect-nibbling), otherwise bright and clean]. (B&W photographs) "From an American perspective the counter culture [sic], or youth movement of the sixties, often is viewed as a phenomenon unique to the United States. As proof, some writers cite the emergence of the youth protest movement as being mere... View more info

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Parachute

By: Murphy, Charles J.V.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York/London, G. P. Putnam's Sons/The Knickerbocker Press: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14178


(no dust jacket) [good solid clean copy, light wear to extremities; gilt lettering strong on front cover, a little rubbed but still easily readable on spine; one-time owner's name at top of rear pastedown]. (B&W photographs) General history of parachuting, primarily focusing on developments during World War I and during the 1920s. View more info

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Children, Inc.: The Post-War "Administration" of the Whole Child Life of One Baltic State in Its Critical Period. A Factual Narrative

By: Orbison, Thomas J.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Boston, The Stratford Company: (c.1933)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17936


[solid book, some shelfwear to bottom edge, light bumping at several corners, minor soiling to top page edges, one-time owner's signature on ffep; jacket edgeworn and lightly soiled, a bit faded at spine, some shallow chipping (mostly to rear panel) and a few small tears]. (B&W photographs) The story of American relief activities in Latvia in the immediate aftermath of the First World War, with particular focus on the efforts devoted to child welfare. The author was th... View more info