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1 ABOUL-ENEIN, Youssef and Basil ABOUL-ENEIN. Secret War for the Middle East : The Influence of Axis and Allied Intelligence Operations during World War II. First Edition in dustjacket.
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 2013, ISBN:9781612513096 
ABOUL-ENEIN, Youssef and Basil ABOUL-ENEIN. The Secret War for the Middle East : The Influence of Axis and Allied Intelligence Operations during WorldWar II. Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, (2013). First Printin g. Pp. (6),vii-xxiii,(1),1-263,(1). 8vo, red paper-covered spine with off-white patterned paper-covered boards, silver lettering to spine. Foreword byEd Mornston. "Although often overlooked in studies of World War II, the Mi ddle East was actually a key theater for the Allies. Though the threat of direct Axis invasion by Rommel's Afrika Corps never materialized beyond the Egyptian Western Desert, this did not limit the Axis from probing the Middle East and cultivating potential collaborators and sympathizers. 'The Secret War for the Middle East' explores the infusion of the political language of anti-Semitism, nationalism, fascism, and Marxism that was among the ideological by-products of Axis and Allied intervention in the Arab world. The status of the British-dominated Middle East was tailor-made for exploitation by Axis intelligence and propaganda. German and Italian intelligence efforts fueled anti-British resentments; their influence shaped the course of Arab nationalist sentiments throughout the Middle East. These actions left an indelible mark on the sociopolitical evolution of the modern states of the Middle East, and their effects continue to be felt today. A relevant parallel to the pan-Arab cause was Hitler's attempt to bring ethnic Germans into the fold of a greater German state. In theory, as the Sudeten German stood on par with the Carpathian German, so, too, according to doctrinal theory, did the Yemeni stand in union with the Syrian in the imagination of thoseespousing pan-Arabism. As historic evidence demonstrates, this very common ality proved to be a major factor in the development of relations between Arab and fascist leaders. The Arab nationalist movement amounted to little more than a shapeless, fragmented counter-position to British imperialism, imported to the Arab East via Berlin for Nazi aspirations." - from the dustjacket. Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. The Palestine Question; 3. Hashemite Iraq; 4. Vichy French Syria: Operation Exporter; 5. Iran: Operation Countenance; 6. Turkey: Balancing Neutrality; 7. Axis Efforts in the Arabian Peninsula; 8. Afghanistan and the Third Reich: Fomenting Rebellions; 9. Egypt's Internal Struggle: To Declare War or Not?; 10. Conclusion. With appendices, notes, a selected bibliography, and index. Very good in crisp dustjacket. 30.00

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2 AL-MARAYATI, Abid A. CHAMBERLIN, Waldo, foreword. Diplomatic History of Modern Iraq. First Edition in dustjacket.
Robert Speller & Sons, New York, 1961, 
AL-MARAYATI, Abid A. A Diplomatic History of Modern Iraq. Foreword by WaldoChamberlin. New York : Robert Speller & Sons, Publishers, Inc., (1961). Fi rst Printing. Pp. (5),vi-xvi,(2),1-222. 8vo, green cloth with brown lettering to spine. Contents: 1. The Role of Small States in International Organizations; 2. The Establishment of the Mandates: Pre-1919 Anglo-French Policy in the Middle East -- Article 22 of the Covenant -- Iraqi Attitude toward the Mandate -- The Iraqi Revolt -- The Establishment of an Arab Kingdom in iraq -- British Influence -- The Character of the Mandate; 3. The Development of Self-Government: Education -- Administrative Experience -- LegislativeExperience -- Diplomatic Experience -- Anglo-Iraqi Negotiations, 1921-1930 -- Admission to the League of Nations; 4. Disputes before the League of Na tions which Involved Iraq Directly: The Mosul Affair, 1924-1936 -- Syria-Iraq Border Question, 1931-1932 -- The Assyrian Question, 1932-1937 -- The Iraqi-Persian Boundary Dispute, 1934-1937; 5. Iraq's Views on Other Disputes:Syria and Lebanon -- The Palestine Question in the League of Nations -- Pa lestine and the united Nations -- Conclusions; 6. Iraq's Attitude on Other Matters: Collective Security -- Ethiopia -- Korea -- Regional Arrangements -- Economic and Social Questions -- Minorities -- Conclusions; 7. Iraq's Participation at the United Nations Conference on International Organization:Iraq Adheres to the United Nations Declaration -- Iraq's Participation in Inter-War International Conferences and Organizations -- Invitation to the San Francisco Conference -- Character of the Iraq Delegation to the San Francisco Conference -- Officership at the Conference -- Iraqi Participation in the Conference Secretariat -- Advance Preparation -- Conference CommitteeAssignments -- Iraq's Positions at the Conference -- Signature and Ratific ation; 8. Participation in the Organs of the League of Nations and the United Nations: Participation in the Councils -- Participation in the Assemblies -- Conclusions; 9. Conclusions: Participation in the League of Nations --Participation at the San Francisco Conference -- Peaceful Settlement of Di sputes -- Collective Security -- Regional Arrangements -- Self-Determination -- Economic and Social Matters -- Representation in International Organization -- Participation in United Nations Organs -- Improved Educational Facilities -- Improved Economic and Social Conditions. Very good in ucnlipped dustjacket. 60.00

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3 Allied Countries - WW2). Canada and the United Nations. A Tribute to the United Nations by Guita Percha & Rubber, Limited
Guita Percha & Rubber, Limited, 1943, 
(Allied Countries - WW2). Canada and the United Nations. A Tribute to the United Nations by Guita Percha & Rubber, Limited. N.pl.: (Guita Percha & Rubber, Limited , 1943). Pp 1-20. Illustrated. 8vo, blue stapled card covers. “Guita Percha & Rubber, Limited, an all-Canadian Company, is happy to pres ent this booklet to our customers and friends as a tribute to the United Nations.” - from page one. This booklet has information on the allied countries participating in World War Two, including a brief summary of each country along with a picture of its flag and leader(s). The countries covered are Great Britain, Canada, South Africa, India, Australia, New Zealand, United States, U.S.S.R., China, Netherlands, Norway, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Greece, Yugoslavia, France, Belgium, Mexico, Brazil, Iraq, Luxembourg, Denmark, Ethiopia, Philippines, Panama, Cuba, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Bolivia, and Iran. Spine and edges worn, tears along half of spine, penned names, else good. 15.00

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4 ARRIGHI, Giovanni Adam Smith in Beijing : Lineages of the Twenty-First Century. First Printing in dustjacket
Verso, London / New York, 2007, ISBN:9781844671045 
ARRIGHI, Giovanni. Adam Smith in Beijing : Lineages of the Twenty-First Century. London / New York : Verso, (2007). First Printing. Pp (10),[xi]-xiii,(1),[1]-418. Index. 8vo, tan paper covered boards, red lettering to spine. "In the late eighteenth century, the political economist Adam Smith predicted an eventual equalization of power between the conquering West and the conquered non-West. In this magisterial new work, Giovanni Arrighi shows how China’s extraordinary rise invites us to read The Wealth of Nations in a radically different way than is usually done. He examines how the recent US attempt to bring into existence the first truly global empire in world history was conceived in order to counter China’s spectacular economic success of the 1990s, and how the US’s disastrous failure in Iraq has made the People’s Republic of China the true winner of the US War on Terror. In the 21st century, China may well become again the kind of noncapitalist market economy that Smith described, under totally different domestic and world-historical conditions." (from the dj). Contents : Introduction. Part I : Adam Smith and the new Asian age. 1. Marx in Detroit, Smith in Beijing. 2. The historical sociology of Adam Smith. 3. Marx, Schumpeter, and the "endless" accumulation of capital and power. Part II : Tracking global turbulence. 4. The economics of global turbulence. 5. Social dynamics of global turbulence. 6.A crisis of hegemony. Part III : Hegemony unraveling. 7. Domination withou t Hegemony. 8. The territorial logic of historical capitalism. 9. The worldstate that never was. Part IV : Lineages of the new Asian age. 10. The cha llenge of "peaceful ascent." 11. States, markets, and capitalism, east and west. 12. Origins and dynamic of the Chinese ascent. Epilgue. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 30.00

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M. Botta's Letters on the Discoveries at Nineveh.  1st series. , BOTTA, M C.T., trans.
5 BOTTA, M C.T., trans. M. Botta's Letters on the Discoveries at Nineveh. 1st series.
Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1850, 
BOTTA, M. M. Botta's Letters on the Discoveries at Nineveh. Translated from the French, by C.T. With a Plan, Plates, and Inscriptions. First Series. L: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1850. Pp xv, (1)-74, xlix leaves plates (38 folding), errata slip tipped in. 8vo, dec. red cloth. Short tear to hinge of 1 plate, nick to fore-edge of another, cloth rubbed with slight wear to extremities, one-inch split to outer hinge at top rear, slightly sunned, occasional light thumbing internally, else vg. 450.00

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Luck of Nineveh: Archaeology's Great Adventure.  1st US in dj. signed, BRACKMAN, Arnold C.
6 BRACKMAN, Arnold C. Luck of Nineveh: Archaeology's Great Adventure. 1st US in dj. signed
McGraw-Hill, New York, 1978, 
BRACKMAN, Arnold C. The Luck of Nineveh : Archaeology's Great Adventure. N.Y.: McGraw-Hill, (1978). First Printing. Pp 349. Illustrated. 8vo, brown cloth spine, brown paper covered boards. Vg in rubbed, nicked dj. Inscribed by the author to the title page. 50.00

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7 BROWN, James and William P. SNYDER, (eds.) SNYDER, William P. (ed.) Regionalization of Warfare
Transaction Books, New Brunswick, NJ, 1985, ISBN:087855985x 
BROWN, James and William P. SNYDER, (eds.). The Regionalization of Warfare : The Falkland/Malvinas Islands, Lebanon, and the Iran-Iraq Conflict. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Books, (1985). Pp. 291. 8vo, illustrated orange card covers. Of nautical interest: Segal and Gravino's "The Empire Strikes Back Military Progessionalism in the South Atlantic War" ; Zakheim's "The South Atlantic: Evaluating the Lessons" ; Guilmartin's "The South Atlantic War: Lessons and Analytical Guideposts - A Military Historian's Perspective".Also includes Part II: The Invasion of Lebanon, Part III: The Iran-Iraq Wa r, and Part IV: Military and Political Lessons for the United States and the Soviet Union. With maps. Vg. 15.00

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8 CHARTERS, David (ed.). The Journal of Conflict Studies. Spring 2001. WELLER, Geoffrey R. GUNTER, Michael M. FREIJ, Hanna Y. Journal of Conflict Studies. Spring 2001.
Centre for Conflict Studies, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, N.B., 2001, 
CHARTERS, David, (ed.). The Journal of Conflict Studies. Spring 2001. Fredericton, N.B.: Centre for Conflict Studies, University of New Brunswick, 2001. Pp [1]-170,(2). 8vo, red and white card covers.

Articles :
Change and Development in the New Zealand Security and Intelligence Services (by Geoffrey R. Weller);
The British Army and the Peace Process in Ireland (by Colin McInnes and Caroline Kennedy-Pipe);
Ceasefire: The Impact of Republican Culture on the Ceasefire Process in Northern Ireland (by Montgomery Sapone);
Counter-Insurgency in India:Observations from Punjab and Kashmir (by Hamish Telford);
Self-Image and Role Definition as a Cause of War: Saddam Hussein, 1988-90 (by Hanna Y. Freij);
Qaddafi Reconsidered (by Michael M. Gunter);
plus review essays and book reviews.

A couple of pen marks, else very good. 15.00

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9 COLLINS, Paul From Egypt to Babylon : The International Age 1550-500 BC. First Edition industjacket
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2008, ISBN:9780674030961 
COLLINS, Paul. From Egypt to Babylon : The International Age 1550-500 BC. Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2008. First Edition. Pp(5),6-208. Illustrated. Map. Large 8vo, grey cloth, silver lettering to sp ine. "For those who believe that globalization is a purely modern phenomenon, this book holds a startling and absorbing lesson. From Egypt to Babylon immerses readers in a world of exotic empires and states as they waxed and waned and interacted in a period of extraordinary internationalismall before the rise of the Persian Empire. The ancient Egyptians, Minoans, Mycenaeans, Hittites, Canaanites, Hurrians, Aramaeans, Israelites, Urartians, Mannaeans, Assyrians, Phrygians, Kassites, Chaldaeans, Elamites, Scythians, Medes, and Persians: these are the societies who for a millennia peopled the world from the Aegean and Egypt in the west to what we know now as Iraq and Iran in the east. In a concise introduction, illustrated with objects drawn largely from the collections of the British Museum, this book takes the reader through the vast and varied landscape of this period, where a far-flung world was linked by military expansion, diplomatic relations, and movement of goods and peoples that brought about profound cultural exchanges and technological and social revolutions. The story brings the reader from the foundations of the Egyptian empire through the turmoil at the end of the second millennium bce to the unprecedented political unification of the whole region by kings of Persia. From Egypt to Babylon weaves together the political histories of the regions diverse societies for the first time, tracing shifting fortunes and burgeoning colonies, trading connections and cultural pressures in what was truly the worlds first international age." (from the dj). Contents : Chronology. Preface. Introduction : A fractured world, 1600-1550 BC. 1. The rise of the great powers, 1550-1500 BC. 2. The birth of empires, 1500-1400 BC. 3. Power and prestige, 1400-1300 BC. 4. Empires collide, 1300-1200 BC. 5. Collapse and transformation, 1200-1100 BC. 6. The threatof chaos, 1100-1000 BC. 7. Survival and revival, 1000-900 BC. 8. Expanding horizons, 900-800 BC. 9. Stability and change, 800-700 BC. 10. From Babylo n to Egypt, 700-00 BC. 11. A world united, 600-500 BC. Further Reading. Index. ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES MAY BE REQUIRED FOR ORDERS OUTSIDE CANADA DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. Very good in dustjacket. 25.00

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10 CRAMP, Stanley SIMMONS, K.E.L. FERGUSON-LEES, I.J. GILLMOR, Robert Handbook of the Birds of Europe the Middle East and North Africa: The Birdsof the Western Palearctic : Vol. 1: Ostrich to Ducks, Vol. 2: Hawks to Bus tards, Vol. 3: Waders to Gulls, Vol. 4: Terns to Woodpeckers. Four of nine volumes
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1977, ISBN:0198573588 
CRAMP, Stanley, chief editor. Handbook of the Birds of Europe the Middle East and North Africa: The Birds of the Western Palearctic. Vol. 1: Ostrich to Ducks, Vol. 2: Hawks to Bustards, Vol. 3: Waders to Gulls, Vol. 4: Terns to Woodpeckers. Four of nine volumes. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1977. Pp. Vol. 1: (10),[1]-722. Vol. 2: (8),[1]-695,(1). Vol. 3: (8),[1]-913,(3). Vol. 4: (10),[1]-960. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth cover with gilt lettering to spine. "[...] this new Handbook covers the whole of the Western Palearctic, which includes all Europe together with the Middle East to Turkey,Iraq, and Jordan, and Africa south to about 19N. The seven volumes will co ntain: -Descriptions of over 740 species of birds occurring in the Western Palearctic, of which about 600 are breeding species. Each breeding species will be described in full, with entries averaging about six pages of text and sections on field characters, habitat, distribution, mortality and longevity, and population (with maps showing the breeding and wintering areas), social pattern and behaviour, breeding, food, voice, plumages, moults, measurements, weights, structure, and geographical variation. Regular migrationand accidental species are treated under these headings where relevant. -I llustrations of each species in the form of specially commissioned colour plates, showing the full range of normal plumage together with more distant flight views. -Colour plates of eggs, black-and-white illustrations, and many text-figures showing such features as display postures, voice sonograms and melograms, and annual cycles. -A bibliography, glossaries of scientificterms, and indexes in each volume." -from the dj. Vol.1 contains descripti ons of 122 species, 93 of them breeding in the Western Palearctic. Vol. 2 contains descriptions of 97 species. Vol. 3 contains descriptions of 112 species. Vol. 4 contains descriptions of 113 species. Vol. 1: top corner crunched, else vg in clipped dj with creasing to top corners and very minor scratching. Vol. 2: vg in clipped dj with small crease to front and 2mm. tear to top edge. Vol. 3: spine creased, else vg in unclipped dj with very minor scratching and rubbing. Vol. 4: errata slip tucked in, vg in slightly rubbed, unclipped dj with 3.5" tear along spine and front cover. 400.00 for 4 vols.

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11 EYRE-BROOK, Arthur Travels of a Surgeon.
White Tree Books, Bristol, 1990, ISBN:0948265299 
EYRE-BROOK, Arthur. Travels of a Surgeon. (Bristol) : White Tree Books, (1990). First Edition. Pp (6),[1]-197,(5). Illustrated. Index. 8vo, red cloth,gilt lettering to spine. “In 1937, Arthur Eyre-Brook set sail for America and began fifty years of orthopaedic surgery including tours of duty in many parts of the world.” - from the dj. Contents : Introduction – A Journey Backwards in Time. 1. USA 1937-38. 2. Southern Africa. 3. South West Pacific. 4. Brazil and Chile. 5. Kuwait and Iraq. 6. The Sudan. 7. Malaysia (Singapore and Hongkong). 8. Burma. 9. Bangladesh – Land of the Bengalis. 10. Malawi. 11. Postscript. Very good in dustjacket. 20.00

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12 FALLE, Sam CARRICK, Roger, Sir My Lucky Life : In War, Revolution, Peace and Diplomacy. ex-lib in dj.
Book Guild, Lewes, Sussex, 1996, ISBN:1857761219 
FALLE, Sam. My Lucky Life : In War, Revolution, Peace and Diplomacy . Foreword by Sir Roger Carrick. (Lewes, Sussex): The Book Guild, Ltd., (1996). First Printing. Pp. [i]-xv,(1),[1]-211,(1), + 8 p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "When Sam Falle joined the Royal Navy and fell in love with a Danish girl in the 1930s, his life was plain sailing. But then his ship was sunk during World War II by the Japanese Navy, who rescued him and treated him on board with great chivalry. Thereafter, he became a Japanese prisoner-of-war. Finally released at the end of the war and awarded the DSC for gallantry, he married his Danish girl and embarked on a diplomatic career. By inclination a linguist and a traveller, hethrived on journeying to all parts of the globe. Critical and controversia l, My Lucky Life includes an account of what happened when the author was thrown out of Iran, and when he was caught by revolution in Iraq." - from the dj. Contents: 1. Boyhood; 2. Naval Cadet and Midshipman; 3. HMS Encounter; 4. The Battle of the Java Sea; 5. Prisoner of War; 6. Getting a Job; 7. The Foreign Office and Iran; 8. Lebanon, London and a Worm's Eye View of Suez; 9. An Exciting Assignment; 10. The British Embassy and the Iraqi Establishment; 11. Travels in Iraq; 12. Revolution Year Begins; 13. Government Actions and Reactions; 14. The Kuwait Syndrome; 15. Run-Up to Revolution; 16. The Revolution; 17. Aftermath; 18. Aden and South Arabia; 19. Malaysia and Singapore; 20. Kuwait; 21. Interlude in Vietnam; 22. Nigeria; 23. Algeria and the European Commission. Ex-library (stamps, sticker remnants, jacket sticker, barcodes, tape ghosts), small damp spot to front board, slight spineroll, else vg in dj. Uncommon. 150.00

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13 FALLE, Sam CARRICK, Roger, Sir My Lucky Life : In War, Revolution, Peace and Diplomacy. in dj.
Book Guild, Lewes, Sussex, 1996, ISBN:1857761219 
FALLE, Sam. My Lucky Life : In War, Revolution, Peace and Diplomacy . Foreword by Sir Roger Carrick. (Lewes, Sussex): The Book Guild, Ltd., (1996). First Printing. Pp. [i]-xv,(1),[1]-211,(1), + 8 p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "When Sam Falle joined the Royal Navy and fell in love with a Danish girl in the 1930s, his life was plain sailing. But then his ship was sunk during World War II by the Japanese Navy, who rescued him and treated him on board with great chivalry. Thereafter, he became a Japanese prisoner-of-war. Finally released at the end of the war and awarded the DSC for gallantry, he married his Danish girl and embarked on a diplomatic career. By inclination a linguist and a traveller, hethrived on journeying to all parts of the globe. Critical and controversia l, My Lucky Life includes an account of what happened when the author was thrown out of Iran, and when he was caught by revolution in Iraq." - from the dj. Contents: 1. Boyhood; 2. Naval Cadet and Midshipman; 3. HMS Encounter; 4. The Battle of the Java Sea; 5. Prisoner of War; 6. Getting a Job; 7. The Foreign Office and Iran; 8. Lebanon, London and a Worm's Eye View of Suez; 9. An Exciting Assignment; 10. The British Embassy and the Iraqi Establishment; 11. Travels in Iraq; 12. Revolution Year Begins; 13. Government Actions and Reactions; 14. The Kuwait Syndrome; 15. Run-Up to Revolution; 16. The Revolution; 17. Aftermath; 18. Aden and South Arabia; 19. Malaysia and Singapore; 20. Kuwait; 21. Interlude in Vietnam; 22. Nigeria; 23. Algeria and the European Commission. Vg-fine in price-clipped dj. Uncommon. 225.00

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14 FERRIS, John (ed.). WRIGHT, David Curtis HILL, Alexander HERWIG, Holger Calgary Papers in Military and Strategic Studies : Military Studies and History; Vol. 2, 2008.
Centre for Military and Strategic Studies, Calgary, 2008, ISBN:9780889533240 
FERRIS, John (ed.). Calgary Papers in Military and Strategic Studies : Military Studies and History; Vol. 2, 2008. (Calgary) : Centre for Military andStrategic Studies, 2008. Pp (4),[1]-163,(1). 8vo, illustrated pale blue pa per covered boards. Articles : The Problem of Realism and Reality in Military Training Exercises (by Anne Irwin); Of Men and Myths: The Use and Abuse of History and the Great War (by Holger Herwig); The Northern Frontier (by David Curtis Wright); Nomadic Power, Sedentary Security, and the Crossbow (by David Curtis Wright); Artillery is Not Needed to Cross a River: Bayan's Swift Riparian Campaigns Against the Southern Song Chinese. 1274-1276 (by David Curtis Wright); The Mongol General Bayan and the Massacre of Changzhouin 1275 (by David Curtis Wright); British Lend-Lease Aid and the Soviet Wa r Effort, June 1941 - June 1942 (by Alexander Hill); The Partisan War in North-West Russia 1941-44: A Re-Examination (by Alexander Hill); A New American Way of War? C41SR in Operation Iraqi Freedom, A Provisional Assessment (by John Ferris). Very good. 25.00

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15 FREEDMAN, Robert O. Moscow and the Middle East : Soviet Policy since the Invasion of Afghanistan. First Edition, Paperback.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1991, ISBN:0521359767 
FREEDMAN, Robert O. Moscow and the Middle East : Soviet Policy since the Invasion of Afghanistan. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, (1991). First Paperback Printing. Pp. (12),xi-xii,1-426,(8). 8vo, printed cream card covers with green spine, white lettering to front cover and spine. "In this important student text, first published in 1991, Professor Freedman providesan exhaustive account of Soviet policy in the Middle East from the invasio n of Afghanistan in December 1979 to withdrawal from the country ten years later. Following an introductory chapter which views the period from World War II to the invasion, Robert Freedman examines policy motives and outcomes in a broadly chronological approach. Specific and detailed attention is paid to Soviet policy towards the Iran-Iraq war, the Arab-Israeli conflict and intra-Arab policies. Throughout, Professor Freedman compares the policies of Gorbachev with those of his predecessors -- Brezhnev, Chernenko and Andropov. He concludes that continuity, not change, has characterised recent Soviet policy towards the Middle East. This can be seen for example in Soviet plans for a settlement of the Arab-Israeli conflict, in Soviet unwillingness to use military force to challenge either Israeli or American activities, and in the Soviet position on the Iran-Iraq war. However, as Robert Freedman observes, the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan, its sharp improvement of relations with Egypt, and the moderation of its relations with Israel, may represent a policy change which could be built upon in the future. 'Moscow and the Middle East' is based on a wealth of documentation. This includes interviews with Middle East politicians and government officials, Middle East and Soviet newspapers, speeches and statements of Soviet governmentministers and official Moscow radio broadcasts in the Arab world. This boo k will provide students of Soviet foreign policy, the Middle East and international relations with an invaluable textbook. It will also prove an essential reference source for government officials and policy analysts." - fromrear. Contents: 1. On the eve: Soviet policy toward the Middle East from W orld War II until the invasion of Afghanistan; 2. Soviet policy from the invasion of Afghanistan until the death of Brezhnev; 3. The interregnum: Moscow and the Middle East under Andropov and Chernenko; 4. Moscow and the Middle East under Gorbachev: new thinking in theory and practice; 5. Conclusion: continuity and change in Soviet policy toward the Middle East. With bibliography and index. Very good. 40.00

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16 GOODWIN, Godfrey. Janissaries. First Paperback Edition.
Saqi Books, London, 1997, ISBN:0863560555 
GOODWIN, Godfrey. The Janissaries. London : Saqi Books, (1997). First thus printing. Pp. (6),[7]-288, Illustrated. 8vo, art-illustrated red card covers with white and yellow lettering to front cover and spine. "From the fifteenth to the sixteenth century, the janissaries were the scourge of Europe. With their martial music, their muskets and their drilled march, it seemed that no one could withstand them. Their loyalty to their corps was infiniteas the Ottomans conquered the Balkans as far as the Danube, and Syria, Egy pt and Iraq. They set up semi-independent states along the North African coast and even fought at sea. Their political power was such that even sultans trembled. Who were they? Why were they an elite? Why did they decline andwhat was their end? These are some of the questions which this book attemp ts to answer. It is the story of extraordinary personalities in both victory and defeat. The book begins by exploring the origins of the janissary corps with the careful selection of youths from Christian families in the Balkans. It then introduces the pillars of the Ottoman state which these recruits were to serve. The Ottoman armed forces are reviewed, followed by a panoramic survey of the victorious years of this elite corps--culminating in the glorious conquest of Hungary and the establishment of the Danube frontier. By the middle of the sixteenth century discipline among the janissaries had declined, but the real fault lay with the sultan and his ministers. The devirme (levy) system of recruitment faltered and the corps became a refugefor society's misfits. By the end of the eighteenth century the janissarie s were more interested in trade than in war. Ill-disciplined and arrogant, they turned both rulers and the ruled against them. Yet their political power was such that it took years of patient and careful planning before they could be suppressed. When their bubble finally burst, a raw army filled thevoid and matured into the veterans of the Crimean war." - from the rear co ver. Contents: 1. The Origins of the Janissary Corps; 2. The Devsirme or Christian Levy; 3. Pillars of the Empire; 4. The Ottoman Armed Forces; 5. TheVictorious Years; 6. The Great Campaign; 7. Fish Stink from the Head; 8. S harp Eyes and Long Legs; 9. Tulips and Turmoil; 10. The Auspicious Event. With bibliography and index. Very good. 40.00

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17 GRANATSTEIN, J.L. and David BERCUSON BERCUSON, David War and Peacekeeping: From South Africa to the Gulf - Canada's Limited Wars. 1st in dj.
Key Porter, Toronto, 1991, ISBN:1550133551 
GRANATSTEIN, J.L. and David BERCUSON. War and Peacekeeping : From South Africa to the Gulf - Canada's Limited Wars. (Toronto) : Key Porter Books, (1991). First Printing. Pp (6),1-266. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth. "Canada's military history consists of more than participation in the two world wars. From the Riel Rebellions and the Boer War, to the Korean War, the United Nations peacekeeping missions and the recent Gulf War, Canadians have fought and died on our own frontiers and on distant continents. [...] a richly documented history of Canada's other wars, portrays the gradual evolution of our fighting forces. The raw militia of a young country and the patriotic recruits who marched to Pretoria would, after the crucible of two great wars,develop into seasoned troops who could hold the line in the bitter trench battles of the Korean War or maintain the peace in political hotspots such as Cyprus and the Congo. When, at the end of the Second World War, the United Nations established an international army to keep the peace, Canada began to assume a major role as peacekeeper to the world. Today, Canadian men and women continue to serve wherever peace is threatened, in crises requiring not only military expertise but patience and diplomacy. Lavishly illustrated with photographs, engravings, and paintings drawn from many collections, War and Peacekeeping tells the often neglected story of the 'little' warswhich have contributed much to our military tradition." Fine in dj. 30.00

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Labrador Looks at the Orient. US in dj , GRENFELL, Wilfred T.
18 GRENFELL, Wilfred T. Labrador Looks at the Orient. US in dj
1928, 
GRENFELL, Wilfred T. Labrador Looks at the Orient : Notes of Travel in the Near and Far East. With Illustrations. N.Y.: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1928. Pp (6),[vii]-xiv,(2),[1]-[298],(2),frontis.+ 32 leaves of plates. 8vo, maroon cloth. Not in O'Dea, quite understandably. Cooke & Caron p.174. Watters p.962 (U.S.ed), Rhodenizer p.681. Grenfell's travels from Egypt, through Palestine, Iraq, India, China, Korea to Japan. Vg-fine in vg dj. 90.00

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19 GRENFELL, Wilfred T. Labrador Looks at the Orient. US no dj
1928, 
GRENFELL, Wilfred T. Labrador Looks at the Orient : Notes of Travel in the Near and Far East. With Illustrations. N.Y.: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1928. Pp (6),[vii]-xiv,(2),[1]-[298],(2),frontis.+ 32 leaves of plates. 8vo, maroon cloth. Not in O'Dea, quite understandably. Cooke & Caron p.174. Watters p.962 (U.S.ed), Rhodenizer p.681. Grenfell's travels from Egypt, through Palestine, Iraq, India, China, Korea to Japan. Vg. 50.00

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20 GYFORD, C. Barrington Skipper Ashore : Being some more letters from the Skipper of a Tramp Steamer, about his experiences ashore in various parts of the World.
Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons,, London , 1938, 
GYFORD, C. Barrington. The Skipper Ashore : Being some more letters from the Skipper of a Tramp Steamer, about his experiences ashore in various partsof the World. With Photographs sent by the Writer. London : Sir Isaac Pitm an & Sons, Ltd., 1938. First Edition. Pp [1]-144. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to front board and spine. “In this delightful and entertaining book “the Skipper” writes home to the youngsters and tells them of his experiences ashore in various parts of the world. Whether he is acting as “Shore Skipper” for his company in the Baltic and Mediterranean, or holidaying in the Holy Land and the Far East, or sailing his own schooner “Wakiti” amongst the South Sea Islands trading in copra and shell, his eye is equally observant and his pen equally vivid. Boys and girls will follow with keen anticipation the Skipper's amusing and thrilling adventures.” - from the dj (not with this copy). Contents : 1. Baltic Sea. 2. Tjaerdall, Norway.3. Barcelona, Spain. 4. Civita Vecchia, Italy. 5. Cattaro, Yugoslavia. 6. Jerusalem, Palestine. 7. Amman, Trans-Jordania. 8. Sheikh Othwan, Arabia. 9. Jidda-Mecca, Arabia. 10. Bahrein, Persian Gulf. 11. Euphrates River, 'Iraq. 12. Aden, South Arabia. 13. South Sea Islands. 14. Manly Beach, Sydney, N.S.W. (from John Bowman to the Skipper). 15. Cairo, Egypt. 16. Bir Adsma, Sudan. 17. Atbara, Sudan. 18. Zululand, South Africa. 19. Yokohama, Japan. 20. Kobe, Japan. Covers worn and soiled, endpapers spotted, child's markings in red pen to front pastedown, else a good, reading copy only. As is. 30.00

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