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Queen Emma and the Vikings: Power, Love, and Greed in 11th Century England

By: O'Brien, Harriet

Price: $21.95

Publisher: New York, Bloomsbury USA: 2005

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 010856

ISBN: 1582345961

Condition: New


Regarded by her contemporaries as a generous Christian patron, a regent admired by her subjects, and a Machiavellian mother, Emma was, above all, a survivor: hers was a life marked by dramatic reversals of fortune.No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo; 9.5 inches tall; 264 pages with Chapter Notes, Bibliography and Index; Illustrated with map endpages and historical plates some in color. View more info

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Tales From a Tin Can: The USS Dale from Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay
[World War II; Pacific Theater]

By: Olson, Michael

Price: $29.95

Publisher: New York, Zenith Press: 2007

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 010632

ISBN: 076032770X

Condition: New


The son of a former Dale crewman, Olson interviewed 44 veterans and delved deeply into official documents to give this book the air of authenticity that puts the reader in the heart of the action.No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. View more info

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The Bombers and The Bombed: Allied Air War over Europe 1940-1945

By: Overy, Richard

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, Viking: 2014

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 010850

ISBN: 0670025151

Condition: New


For anyone interested in the politics of the Allied air war, this is an indispensable and eye-opening book. [Adam Tooze, Wall Street Journal]No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo; 9.5 inches tall; 562 pages with Chapter Notes, Bibliography and Index. Illustrated with photos. View more info

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The Wreck of the Sv. Nikolai: Two Narratives of the First Russian Expedition to the Oregon Country, 1808-1810

By: Owens, Kenneth N.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Oregon, Oregon Historical Society Press: 1985

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009519

ISBN: 0875951244

Condition: Fine in a Fine Dust Jacket


This volume combines two source accounts of the event. The first is the story of a Russian survivor, Timofei Osipovich Tarakanov, the expedition's leader after the shipwreck. The second is a Quileute account, preserved orally for nearly a century before being recorded in 1909. Combined, these wonderful accounts tell a tale of adventure with moments of high drama, heroism, a touch of comedy, and eventual tragedy.No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. First Editio... View more info

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1,000 Days on the River Kwai: The Secret Diary of a British Camp Commandant

By: Owtram, Colonel Cary. OBE

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Pen and Sword, London: 2017

Edition: First Edition, First Printing. UK.

Seller ID: 009967

ISBN: 1473897807

Condition: Fine in a Fine Dust Jacket


After being captured in Singapore and transported to the infamous Burma railway Colonel Cary Owtram was appointed the British Camp Commandant at Chungkai, one of the largest POW camps. Many ex-prisoners testified to the mental and physical courage that he showed protecting POWs from the worst excesses of their captors. In addition, it is clear that Owtram bore heavy responsibility for those under his charge and the daily trauma of dealing with the unpredictable J... View more info

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Wellington's Peninsular War: Battles and Battlefields

By: Paget, Julian

Price: $19.95

Publisher: London, Leo Cooper: 1992

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 010328

ISBN: 0850526035

Condition: Near Fine


The Peninsular War (1808-1814) was part of a twenty-year struggle waged by Britain and its allies against Napoleon Bonaparte. Previous works have neglected the role of the Spanish and Portuguese themselves, a failing corrected in Julian Paget's comprehensive account of 28 battles in the campaign. No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal age toning on text block; clean and appears unread. 8vo; 24 cm; 9.5 inches tall; 285 pages with index; illustrated; map endpages. View more info

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Scramble for Africa

By: Pakenham, Thomas

Price: $12.95

Publisher: UK, Time Warner Books: 1992

Seller ID: 010342

ISBN: 0349104492

Condition: New


In 1880 the continent of Africa was largely unexplored by Europeans. Less than thirty years later, only Liberia and Ethiopia remained unconquered by them. The rest - 10 million square miles with 110 million bewildered new subjects - had been carved up by five European powers (and one extraordinary individual) in the name of Commerce, Christianity, 'Civilization' and Conquest. The Scramble for Africa is the first full-scale study of that extraordinary episode in history... View more info

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Journey into America
[Lynn Ward]

By: Peattie, Donald Culross

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Boston:, Houghton Mifflin Company,: 1943.<br>

Edition: First Edition, First Printing. [Ref: McBride]

Seller ID: 008851


Color frontispiece, title page, dust jacket and endpages by Lynn Ward. Rarely did the honored illustrator work in color. A series of short stories exploring vignettes of American history.“….adventuring into America, historically, geographically, biographically. It is fragmentary, but it blends into a whole. George Washington, and his mother; Kit Carson, Jim Bridger, Daniel Boone -- from new angles; equally important the nameless men of Marblehead; th... View more info

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Route 66 A.D. : On the Trail of Ancient Roman Tourists

By: Perrottet, Tony

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York:, Random House,: 2002.<br>

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 007519

ISBN: 037550432X


First Edition, First Printing. No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal retail handling; Still Gift Quality. Dust Jacket is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve. Travel writer Perrottet retraced the ancient Grand Tour route, attempting to model the experience of an early Roman traveler along the way. A lively blend of fascinating historical anecdotes and hilarious personal encounters, interspersed with irreverent and often eerily prescient quotes from the ancients, Rout... View more info

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The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn

By: Philbrick, Nathaniel

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, Viking Books: 2010

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009402

ISBN: 0670021725

Condition: Fine in a Fine Dust Jacket


From the moment Lieutenant Colonel George Custer galloped out of sight on June 25, 1876, controversy commenced and continues, inspiring an immense and often minutiae-minded literature about the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Riding to the rescue of overwhelmed history buffs, Philbrick applies the skills of narrative synthesis to produce a fascinating integration of known fact and defensible speculation that will rivet the reader. --Booklist. Carefully handled, ... View more info

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In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex [19th Century Whaling]

By: Philbrick, Nathaniel

Price: $12.95

Publisher: New York, Viking: 2000

Seller ID: 010853

ISBN: 0670891576

Condition: New


A maritime historian, Philbrick recounts the hellish wreck of the Essex (which inspired Melville's Moby-Dick) and its sailors' struggle to make their way to South America, 2,000 miles away. Of the 20 men aboard the two boats, only eight would remain alive through the ravages of thirst, hunger and desperation that beset the voyage.No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling; Still Gift Quality. First Edition, Fourth Printing. 8vo; 9.25 inches tall; with Biblio... View more info

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The Audacity to Win: The Inside Story and Lessons of Barack Obama's Historic Victory

By: Plouffe, David

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York, Viking Adult: 2009

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Inscription: Inscribed by Author

Seller ID: 009453

ISBN: 0670021334

Condition: Fine in a Fine Dust Jacket


SIGNED by the author with an inscription. No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve. First Edition, First Printing. View more info

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The History of Ireland, from Its Union with Great Britain in January 1801, to October 1810

By: Plowden, Francis

Price: $235.00

Publisher: Dublin, Printed and Sold by John Boyce: 1811

Seller ID: 010224

Condition: Very Good


Modern half green morocco & marbled boards, spines ruled in gilt, raised bands, morocco lettering pieces. Lightly shelf handled. 8vo; 22.2x13 cm; 8.75 by 5.25 inches". 3 volumes complete. Vol. I with burned crescent in to margin of title and following leaves, 1" diameter, not affecting any text to page 70; dampstain to lower margins of early leaves; some darkening to the untrimmed page edges; No flaws but typical age-toning to Volume 2 and 3. Francis Plowden, A... View more info

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The Triumph of Liberty: A 2,000 Year History Told Through the Lives of Freedom's Greatest Champions

By: Powell, James ; Johnson, Paul

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York, Free Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 010650

ISBN: 068485967X

Condition: New


Through 65 pithy, vivid biographical profiles, Powell traces the struggle for freedom from oppression, equality before the law, peace, social justice, toleration of thought, speech and individuality.No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. View more info

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Parting With Illusions
[Soviet Union; Cold War]

By: Pozner, Vladimir

Price: $12.95

Publisher: New York:, Atlantic Monthly Press,: 1990.

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 008624

ISBN: 0871132877<br>


Pozner, a Soviet TV commentator perhaps best known for cohosting (with Phil Donahue) a televised U.S./Soviet "public meeting," is what the American Right fears most--a charming, erudite member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union who speaks with a strong American accent. In this book, Pozner explains how he came to be who he is, taking the reader from his birth in German-occupied Paris to his formative years in New York City in the 1950s at the beginning of ... View more info

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History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella

By: Prescott, William Hickling; Edited by C. Harvey Gardiner

Price: $16.45

Publisher: New York, The Heritage Press,: 1967

Seller ID: 006670

Condition: Very Good


First Edition, Thus. Illustrated by Lima De Freitas; Color map on endpages; genealogy table; twenty-three four-color illustrations, ten of which are full-page.Hardcover in slipcase. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, Some age spots to text-block. Moderate handling wear to slipcase. Lacks Sandglass collector notes. View more info

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Arsenals of Folly: The Making of the Nuclear Arms Race

By: Rhodes, Richard

Price: $21.95

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 2007

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009418

ISBN: 0375414134

Condition: Fine in a Fine Dust Jacket


'Throughout his assiduously researched work, Rhodes cites stunning statistics to support his contention that the nuclear competition has run amok . . . dense with crucial, revealing information obtained from personal interviews and newly declassified documents, Rhodes's Arsenals of Folly is a dramatic and penetrating investigation of the nuclear arms race and its eventual end.' -- The Philadelphia Inquirer. No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. Dust Jacket wit... View more info

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The Seventeenth Child

By: Rice, Dorothy Marie; Payne, Lucille Mabel

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New Haven, CT:, Linnet Books,: 1998.

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009083

ISBN: 020802414X

Condition: SIGNED by both authors.


A realistic account of an African-American woman, Lucille M. W. Payne, growing up in rural Virginia during the 1930s and 1940s, as recorded and edited by her daughter. The first-person vignettes are uncomplicated and engage readers through imagery. The oral history of the seventeenth child of black sharecroppers, describing her life in Virginia and New Jersey during the Depression. SIGNED by both authors. No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal r... View more info

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Seven Came Through: Rickenbacker's Full Story

By: Rickenbacker, Captain Edward V.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Garden City, Doubleday Doran: 1943

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 010248

Condition: Very Good


First Edition, First Printing. Includes "His message to America". With an introduction by W.L. White. Captain Rickenbacker's harrowing World War II adventure in which he and his companions were adrift in the Pacific Ocean for 21 days. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has rubbing along top edge with small closed tears. 8vo; 8.25 inches tall; 118 pages View more info

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A History of Jordan

By: Robins, Philip

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York, Cambridge University Press: 2004

Seller ID: 010448

ISBN: 0521598958

Condition: Near Fine


Unused, no flaws but age-toning to edges. Philip Robins' survey of Jordan's political history begins in the early 1920s, continues through the years of the British Mandate and traces events over the next half century to the present day. Throughout the period, the country's fortunes were closely identified with its head of state, King Hussein, until his death in 1999. View more info

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