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1 Carr, Albert Mussolini
Toronto, ON Macmillan of Canada 1969 Reprint Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Illustrated covers have some light soiling, minor creasing, light shelfwear. ; Men of Power Series; 23 pages; A condensed history of the rise of Benito Mussolini, and the consequences for Italy. This is taken from the book - Men of Power by Carr. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2 Chalfont, Alun Montgomery of Alamein
London Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1976 0297770810 / 9780297770817 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket 
Light edge wear, tear bottom of DJ; DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 366 pages; "written without recourse to Monty's private papers but providing astute appraisals of the man's character and his modus operandi. The battle descriptions per se are least notable: Chalfont points out the material superiority of the British in North Africa and Montgomery's failure to destroy Rommel as the Germans retreated, while the Overlord invasion of occupied Europe is discussed chiefly by way of the bickerings within the Allied command. Full due is given to the troops' affectionate respect for the otherwise loutish general; after his WW I experiences, Chalfont suggests, Montgomery was determined to waste no manpower and to imbue the lower ranks with full understanding of each operation. Montgomery's exceptional grasp of modern logistics and technology is also stressed, though not elaborated. Chalfont further denies that Monty was overcautious or inflexible in war; and after all, he never lost a battle from North Africa on. Monty's psychological history is elaborated with relish (the book caused something of a sensation in Britain, where it was generally thought harsh but just). After a straitened Fundamentalist boyhood spent at war with his mother, he was disgraced at Sandhurst for his exceptional sadism. Along with a late and devoted marriage ended by the shattering death of his wife, he preserved "a certain epicene quality" and austere love of young men. Impregnably self-righteous, he was also surpassingly skilled and dedicated" 
Price: 13.50 USD
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Napoleon, Chandler, David
3 Chandler, David Napoleon
New York Saturday Review Press 1973 0841502544 / 9780841502543 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Boards show light edge wear.; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; B&W and Colour Illustrations; 9.80 X 7.10 X 1.10 inches; 224 pages; "This biography traces Napoleon's career from his youthful days of Corsican nationalism; to his introduction to French warfare at Toulon, and his triumphant campaigns in Italy and Egypt; to his phenomenal rise to power through the military machine, when, at the age of thirty, he became the de facto ruler of France." 
Price: 14.95 USD
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4 Gregory, Desmond Mussolini and the Fascist Era
London Edward Arnold 1977 0713115181 / 9780713115185 Reprint Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Illustrated covers have some light soiling, minor creasing, light shelfwear. Number stamped on title page and school stamp on back page; Trade PB; The Archive Series; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 64 pages; A collection of articles written about Mussolini during the Fascist reign in Italy. 
Price: 8.95 USD
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The Destruction of Lord Raglan A Tragedy of the Crimean War 1854-55, Hibbert, Christopher
5 Hibbert, Christopher The Destruction of Lord Raglan A Tragedy of the Crimean War 1854-55
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1961 1st US Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
DJ shows some edge wear, small tears and chipping, light soiling. ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 338 pages; An examination of the disastrous events of Great Britain's involvement in the Crimean War, and central to the book is the British commander who took much of the blame for Great Britain's blunder. "In March 1854, a British army of 30,000 men sailed for the Crimea to defend the crumbling Turkish empire from Russia. It was led by Lord Raglan, a verteran of Waterloo. The campaign quickly degenerated into a series of military disasters caused by incompetence at the highest level, bitter personal rivalries among the divisional commanders and inadequacies of transport, clothing and military and medical supplies. To enable to the British government to survive, Raglan was made the scapegoat. This text presents the story of the tragic campaign." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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6 Hunter, Lt-Col. T. M. Marshal Foch, a Study in Leadership
Ottawa, ON Queen's Printer 1961 First Canadian Edition Paperback Very Good- Illustrated by Frontispiece 
Trade PB; B&W Illustrations; Yellow card covers have some light soiling, light shelfwear to edges, bottom fore corner creased. A biography of the French military strategist of the early 20th century. Two fold-out maps. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Franklin and Winston  An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship, Meacham, Jon
7 Meacham, Jon Franklin and Winston An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship
New York Random House 2003 0375505008 / 9780375505003 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Price-clipped DJ shows light edge wear. ; Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. A bright, solid book.; 9.30 X 6.10 X 1.60 inches; 490 pages; Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill were the greatest leaders of “the Greatest Generation.” In Franklin and Winston, Jon Meacham explores the fascinating relationship between the two men who piloted the free world to victory in World War II. It was a crucial friendship, and a unique one—a president and a prime minister spending enormous amounts of time together (113 days during the war) and exchanging nearly two thousand messages. Amid cocktails, cigarettes, and cigars, they met, often secretly, in places as far-flung as Washington, Hyde Park, Casablanca, and Teheran, talking to each other of war, politics, the burden of command, their health, their wives, and their children.Born in the nineteenth century and molders of the twentieth and twenty-first, Roosevelt and Churchill had much in common. Sons of the elite, students of history, politicians of the first rank, they savored power. In their own time both men were underestimated, dismissed as arrogant, and faced skeptics and haters in their own nations—yet both magnificently rose to the central challenges of the twentieth century. Theirs was a kind of love story, with an emotional Churchill courting an elusive Roosevelt. The British prime minister, who rallied his nation in its darkest hour, standing alone against Adolf Hitler, was always somewhat insecure about his place in FDR’s affections—which was the way Roosevelt wanted it. A man of secrets, FDR liked to keep people off balance, including his wife, Eleanor, his White House aides—and Winston Churchill.Confronting tyranny and terror, Roosevelt and Churchill built a victorious alliance amid cataclysmic events and occasionally conflicting interests. Franklin and Winston is also the story of their marriages and their families, two clans caught up in the most sweeping global conflict in history.Meacham’s new sources—including unpublished letters of FDR’s great secret love, Lucy Mercer Rutherfurd, the papers of Pamela Churchill Harriman, and interviews with the few surviving people who were in FDR and Churchill’s joint company—shed fresh light on the characters of both men as he engagingly chronicles the hours in which they decided the course of the struggle.Hitler brought them together; later in the war, they drifted apart, but even in the autumn of their alliance, the pull of affection was always there. Charting the personal drama behind the discussions of strategy and statecraft, Meacham has written the definitive account of the most remarkable friendship of the modern age. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8 Paterson, Michael Winston Churchill; His Military Life, 1895-1945
Newton Abbot, Devon UK David & Charles 2005 0715319647 / 9780715319642 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Only light scuffing of DJ; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar ; 1.34 x 9.29 x 6.06 Inches; 320 pages; -An incredible and unique insight into the life of Winston Churchill. Draws on previously unpublished, contemporary firsthand accounts of those who met him. Published in time for the 40th anniversary of Churchill's death "I play for high stakes and given an audience there is no act too daring and too noble." -Winston Churchill. Born to a privileged family, Winston Churchill was first a Conservative then a Liberal politician, a painter, a writer, Britain's greatest military leader, a prime minister, a Nobel Prize winner, and a proud father. But who was the real Winston Churchill? In this important book, Michael Paterson juxtaposes Churchill's prolific commentaries on himself with the opinions of those who knew him. From his dramatic escape as a prisoner of war in South Africa, his political career, his dark days following the Dardanelles failure and his resurgence as Britain's great wartime prime minister, this is a truly rounded portrait of one of the best-known public figures of recent history. 
Price: 16.50 USD
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The Instructions of Frederick the Great for his Generals, 1747, Philips, Brigadier General Thomas R. (translator)
9 Philips, Brigadier General Thomas R. (translator) The Instructions of Frederick the Great for his Generals, 1747
Military Book Club 2000 073941044X / 9780739410448 Book Club Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Only slight wear ; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar ; MBC Library of Military Masters; B&W Illustrations 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Horns of the Moon - A Short Biography of Adolf Hitler, Smith, Gene
10 Smith, Gene The Horns of the Moon - A Short Biography of Adolf Hitler
New York Charterhouse 1975 0883270366 / 9780883270363 Second Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
DJ price clipped, light edge wear, light tape stains on end papers. ; A bright solid, book DJ in Mylar. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 209 pages; A look at the times and forces that shaped Hitler's thinking. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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THE LIFE OF NELSON, Southey, Robert Esq. Lld.
11 Southey, Robert Esq. Lld. THE LIFE OF NELSON
London William Tegg N.D. Later Printing Hardcover Very Good- 
24mo 5" - 6" tall; 408 pages; Purple cloth covered boards with gilt print on spine and black blind stamped design on front. Hinges intact. Colour frontispiece and 9 B&W engravings. First 35 pages of text is a biography of Southey dated 1867. The book is not dated but probably comes from 1870's or 80's. This is a solid little book. Corners are bumped, light edgewear. Some careless student has spilled black ink on the back board with small spots on spine & front, a latin notation on fore edges. Page 15 has bottom corner cut out, not extending into text. Very slight foxing. A few notations in book. Illustrated by G. Cruikshank. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Georges Vanier  Soldier: The Wartime Letters and Diaries, 1915-1919, Vanier, Georges &  Deborah Cowley
12 Vanier, Georges & Deborah Cowley Georges Vanier Soldier: The Wartime Letters and Diaries, 1915-1919
Toronto Dundurn 2000 1550023438 / 9781550023435 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Signed by Editor; DJ shows very light shelf wear.; Signed by the editor on the title page. A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. This is the hardcover edition. ; B&W Illustrations; 9.28 X 6.28 X 1.07 inches; 333 pages; "Georges Vanier, who served as Governor General of Canada from 1959-1967, was 26 when he became one of the the first men to join the newly established Royal 22nd Regiment - known as the "Van Doos". He was in his second year in the Montreal firm as Dessaules and Garneau, and very much the son of a Montreal upper-class family. His service in the First World War shaped his character, and he often described the four years spent on the battlefields of Euroe as the most rewarding of his life." blurb 
Price: 24.95 USD
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