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1 ALLISTER, William Handful of Rice. 1st pr
Secker & Warburg, 1961, 
ALLISTER, William. A Handful of Rice. L: Secker & Warburg, (1961). First Printing. Pp. 288. 8vo, green cloth, silver titles to spine. A novel set in aJapanese POW camp in Malaya, where a group of mainly Canadian prisoners st ruggle to stay alive. Wrinkling to front paste-down, owner's name inkstamped to title page, else vg in dj (with some faint rubbing to the rear panel).30.00

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2 BAGNALL, J. Stanley, Capt. (ed.). LOGAN, H. Meredith MINGO, Lt.-Col. ROPER, J.S. 1933 Annual Journal of The United Services Institute of Nova Scotia. Sixth Year. Volume Six
United Services Institute of Nova Scotia, Halifax, 1933, 
BAGNALL, J. Stanley, Capt. (ed.). 1933 Annual Journal of The United Services Institute of Nova Scotia. Sixth Year. Volume Six. Halifax, N.S.: United Services Institute of Nova Scotia, 1933. Pp [1]-85,(1). Advertisements. 8vo,rebound in spiral bound card covers. Articles : “Melville Island, the Mili tary Prison of Halifax” by Major H.M. Logan (pp 12-34); “Prisoners of War, 1914-1918” by Lt. Col. Mingo (pp 35-53); “The Imperial War Graves Commission” by Major J.S. Roper (pp 54-65); “The Murmansk Campaign, 1918-1919” by Col. L.H. MacKenzie (pp 66-74). Very good. 95.00

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3 BARNARD, Murray (ed.). GLIDDEN, Peggy HILL, Kay Nova Scotia Magazine. Vol. 3, No. 1, Spring 1972
Nova Scotia Information Bureau, Department of Trade and Industry, 1972, 
BARNARD, Murray (ed.). Nova Scotia Magazine. Vol. 3, No. 1, Spring 1972. N.pl.: Nova Scotia Information Bureau, Department of Trade and Industry, 1972. Pp 1-28. Illustrated. Triple Column. 4to, illustrated blue stapled card covers. Contents : My Nova Scotia (by Ralph David Blau, pp 2-5); The International Heart [performance of the human heart] (pp 6-8); The Intrepid Impressario or What's the Bolshoi Doing in Wolfville N.S. (pp 9-11, 26); A Crystal Sea, a Jug of Air and... Pow! [scuba diving] (pp 12-15]; The Treasure of Chameau [treasure from the shipwreck at Louisbourg] (pp 16-17); Whence the Bullfrog Came (fiction by Kay Hill, pp 18-20); Rock of the Ages : 320 million years in the face of a cliff (poem by Douglas Howe, pp 21-23); Treasuresin the Attic [Colin Campbell's shipbuilding ledgers] (by Peggy Glidden, p. 28); and more Very good. 20.00

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4 BENBOW, Colin Boer Prisoners of War in Bermuda. Second Edition
Bermuda College, Devonshire, Bermuda, 1982, 
BENBOW, Colin. Boer Prisoners of War in Bermuda. Devonshire, Bermuda: Bermuda College, 1982. Second printing 1982. Pp. 124. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated orange card covers. Hallett, Bermuda in Print : A Guide to the Printed Literature on Bermuda, 2nd ed., pp.23-24. A study of the Afrikaan prisonersfrom the Boer War that were sent as PoWs to Bermuda. Spine slightly faded, else very good. 40.00

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5 BISSON, Thomas N. Crisis of the Twelfth Century : Power, Lordship, and the Origins of European Government. First Edition in dustjacket
Princeton University Press, Princeton and Oxford, 2009, ISBN:9780691137087 
BISSON, Thomas N. The Crisis of the Twelfth Century : Power, Lordship, and the Origins of European Government. Princeton and Oxford : Princeton University Press, (2009). First Printing. Pp (8),]vii]-xxviii,(2),[1]-677,(3), frontispiece + 8 pp plates. Maps. Index. 8vo, brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "Medieval civilization came of age in thunderous events like the Norman Conquest and the First Crusade. Power fell into the hands of men aroundcastles who imposed coercive new lordships in quest of nobility, heedless of the old public order. In The Crisis of the Twelfth Century, acclaimed historian Thomas Bisson asks what it was like to live in a Europe without government, and he asks how people experienced power, and suffered. Rethinkinga familiar history as a problem of origins, he explores the circumstances that impelled knights, emperors, nobles, and churchmen to infuse lordship with social purpose. Bisson traces the origins of European government to a crisis of lordship and its resolution. King John of England was only the latest and most conspicuous in a gallery of bad lords who dominated the populace instead of ruling it. Men like him had been all too commonplace in the twelfth century. More and more knights pretended to powers and status, encroached on clerical domains and exploited peasants, and came to seem threatening to social order and peace. Yet as Bisson shows, it was not so much the oppressed people as their tormentors who were in crisis. Covering all of Western Christendom, this book suggests what these violent people--and the outcries they provoked--contributed to the making of governments in kingdoms,principalities, and towns. The Crisis of the Twelfth Century is an unparal leled cultural history of power in medieval Europe, and a monumental achievement by one of today's foremost medievalists." (from the dj). Contents : I. Introduction. II. The Age of Lordshio (875-1150) : - Old Order; - The Quest for Lordship and Nobility: - Constraint, Violence, and Disruption. - Cultures of Lordship. III: Lord- Rulership (1050-1150): The Experience of Power : - The Papacy; - West Mediterranean Realms: - León and Castile; - In Sight of the Pyrenees. - Imperial Lands: - Bavaria; - Lombardy. - France: - Anjou; - Flanders. - Northern Kingdoms: - Capetian France; - Norman England. IV: Crises of Power (1060-1150) : - Uneasy Maturity: - Dynastic Anxiety; - Anxious Fulfillments. - The Church; - Troubled Societies: - The Saxon Revolt and Its Consequences (1073-1125); - Castled France (ca. 1100-1137); - Troubles on the Pilgrims' Road (1109-36); - Flanders: The Murder of Charles the Good (1127-28); - England: "When Christ and His Saints Slept" (1135-54); - An Age of Tyranny? V: Resolution: Intrusions of Government (1150-1215) : - Great Lordship in Prosperity and Crisis: - "Shadows of Peace" 306: - Aquitaine: Princes of Ill Repute; - Anjou: The Tyranny of Giraud Berlai; - A Tyrannical Bishop(?): Aldebert of Mende (1151-87). - The Justice of Accountability: - The Accountability of Fidelity (1075-1150): - Prescriptive Accountancy. - Towards an Accountability of Office (1085-1200): - A Dynamic of Fiscal Growth (ca. 1090-1160); - Towards a New Technique (ca. 1110-75); - En gland: pipe rolls and exchequer; - Flanders: the grote brief and its origins; - Sicily: pluri- cultural conservancy?; - Catalonia: from exploitation toagency. - Constraint, Compromise, and Office : - Charters of Franchise: So me Lessons; - Thresholds of Office: - In Sight of Our Lady's Towers. - Working with Power: Catalonia; - England; - France; - The Roman Church. VI: Celebration and Persuasion (1160-1225) : - Cultures of Power : - Sung Fidelity; - Courtly Talk; - Learned Moralising; - Expertise: Two Facets: - Knowing;- Knowing How. - Pacification: - The Capuchins of Velay. - Politicised Pow er: - The Crisis of Catalonia (1173-1205); - The Crisis of Magna Carta (1212-15). - States and Estates of Power : - The States of Troubled Realms; - The Great Lordship of Consensus; - Towards Estates of Associative Power; - Towards a Parliamentary Custom of Consent. VII: Epilogue. ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES MAY BE REQUIRED FOR ORDERS OUTSIDE CANADA DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. Verygood in dustjacket. 45.00

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6 BLAIR, Joan and Clay, Jr. Return From the River Kwai. First Edition in dustjacket
Simon and Schuster, New York, 1979, 
BLAIR, Jr., Joan and Clay. Return from the River Kwai. New York : Simon andSchuster, (1979). First Printing. Pp 338. Illustrated. 8vo, black cloth sp ine. "With a story that rivals Walter Lord's A Night to Remember, the Blairs have woven a marvelous action-survival sea saga. It begins with the Japanese decision that, after the bridge was built, the "fittest" of the POWs would be sent to Japan to work in mines and factories. As a result, more than2,000 Australian and British POWs were jammed into a single hold on each o f two ships, the Rakuyo Maru and the Kachidoki Maru. These holds had been designed to transport 300 troops, so living conditions were ghastly, but theconvoy set out to pick its way through the by then well-established Allied submarine blockade. Almost inevitably, both were sunk by American submarin es that had no idea that Allied POWs were aboard." - from the dj. Remaindermark to bottom edge, faint smudge to top edge, else very good in dustjacke t. 25.00

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Frontiers and Sanctuaries : A Woman's Life in Holland and Canada.  First  Edition in dustjacket., BRANDIS, Marianne.
7 BRANDIS, Marianne. Frontiers and Sanctuaries : A Woman's Life in Holland and Canada. First Edition in dustjacket.
McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal and Kingston, 2006, ISBN:9780773529687 2006 0773529683 / 9780773529687 
BRANDIS, Marianne. Frontiers and Sanctuaries : A Woman's Life in Holland and Canada. Montreal and Kingston : McGill-Queen's University Press, (2006). First Printing. Pp. (6),[vii]-xxi,(3),[3]-415,(3). With 67 illustrations to text including msny b&w photos. 8vo, black paper-covered boards with silver lettering to spine.

"The life of Madzy Brender ŕ Brandis (1910-1984) -- her experiences in war, as an immigrant and pioneer, wife and mother, writer and painter, and invalid -- exemplifies the challenges faced by many women in the twentieth century. In a vivid retelling of her mother's story, Marianne Brandis chronicles Madzy's life.

Drawing from her mother's diaries, letters, newspaper columns, fiction, and historical works in English and Dutch, Marianne reconstructs Madzy's upper-middle-class youth in Holland, her struggle to keep herself and her small children alive during World War II while her husband was in a POW camp, and her emigration to Canada with her family. Increasingly handicapped in the latter part of her life by rheumatoid arthritis, she spent more and more of her time writing, speaking to and for other immigrants and women.

'Frontiers and Sanctuaries' is most powerful in showing how the conflicting needs for both frontiers and sanctuaries, freedom and safety, shaped Madzy's life. Lively, candid, introspective, and insightful, her voice shines through -- the voice of a woman for whom recording her life was both a compulsion and a delight." - from the dustjacket.

1. The Child Madzy, 1910-1923
2. The Young Woman, 1923-1936
3. Newly Married in America, 1936-1938
4. Return to Holland, 1938-1942
5. Wartime, 1942-1945
6. Holland after the War, 1945-1947
7. Terrace, British Columbia, 1947—1956
8. Vancouver, British Columbia, 1956—1958

9. Antigonish, Nova Scotia, 1958-1959 (pp.254-268, with a photo of the house on Cedar Terrace, and the information that The Atlantic Advocate published six short stories by Madzy, that she wrote articles for The Maritime Co-operator, and that she was in charge of the library of the Extension Department of St. Francis Xavier University. Bill had been hired as a horticulturalist there.)

10. Burlington, Ontario, 1959—1965
11. Brandstead, the Last Home, 1965-1984
Conclusion

Appendices :
1. Sources, Dating, Translation, and the Use of Family Archives;
2. Ancestry.

With Notes and index.

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8 BRUDENELL-WOODS, Basil. Four Packs to Freedom.
Basil Brudenell-Woods, Taree, Australia , 1997, ISBN:0646306308 
BRUDENELL-WOODS, Basil. Four Packs to Freedom. (Taree, Australia : Basil Brudenell-Woods), 1997. Pp (8),[1]-146. Illustrated. Map. 8vo, illustrated blue card covers. “Four Packs to Freedom is the story of Basil Brudenell-Woods, a private in the Australian Infantry Forces, who was taken captive in North Africa, endured three years as a prisoner of war, and escaped to freedom from deep inside Europe, a rare and difficult feat. Despite the hardshipssuffered during his internment, this is a tale of incredible good fortune. Basil and his mates had many close shaves while they were on the run in Cz echoslovakia, and their final escape to Italy in the midst of one of the most important uprisings of World War II can only be described as miraculous.The book is based on a diary, and what shines through most in these pages is Bas himself: his straightforward nature, his humour, his courage and hisgentle soul.” - from the back cover. Very good. 25.00

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9 BUXTON, John MACLEAN, Murray Five Years to Liberty : The War Poems of John Buxton 1940-45. First Edition. signed by Murray Maclean
Pentland Press, Edinburgh / Cambridge / Durham / USA, 1994, ISBN:1858212561 
BUXTON, John. Five Years to Liberty : The War Poems of John Buxton 1940-45.Introduction by Murray Maclean. Edinburgh / Cambridge / Durham / USA : The Pentland Press, (1994). First Edition. Pp (4),v,(1),1-93,(5). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated white card covers, lettered in red and black. "John Buxio n was Emeritus Fellow of New College, Oxford. In his obituary which appeared in The Times in November 1989, he is described as a 'Poet, Scholar and Ornithologist'. In this tender and evocative collection of verse, written between 1940 and 1945 during his time as a prisoner of war in Germany, John Buxton speaks of the agony of imprisonment and of his efforts to reconcile his instinctive pacifism with the unavoidable horror of war. He also writes of his experiences in the Norweigan campaign in 1940 and of his acute and deeply personal longing to be re-united with his wife. The poems were sent home to his young wife, Marjorie, who arranged for them to be published in two booklets, in 1944 and 1946: a lasting record of the trauma of war. In this new edition, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of VE Day, each selectedpoem is accompanied by a specially-commissioned illustration or a photogra ph taken by a fellow POW and the collection is annotated and introduced by one of John Buxton's godsons, Murray Maclean." (from the back cover). Very good. Signed by Murray Maclean. 35.00

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10 CAMPBELL, Ian J., and Robert L. BENNETT. Abbaye d'Ardenne June 1944 : Twenty Canadian Prisoners of War / Abbaye d'Ardenne Juin 1944 : 20 prisonniers de guerre Canadiens.
L'Association des Amis du Canada,, Buron, Calvados, France , 1984, 
CAMPBELL, Ian J., and Robert L. BENNETT. Abbaye d'Ardenne June 1944 : Twenty Canadian Prisoners of War / Abbaye d'Ardenne Juin 1944 : 20 prisonniers de guerre Canadiens. Buron, Calvados, France : L'Association des Amis du Canada, 1984. Pp [1]-19,(2),[1]-19. Illustrated. Map. 8vo, illustrated grey stapled card covers. “The text of this narrative was written by Ian J. Campbell with the assistance of Robert L. Bennett and was translated into French by André Heintz and Paul L. Bennett. Artwork by Lili Cronembourg.” “Most ofthe men in this story were Maritimers. CpJ Joseph Maclntyre and Pte Charle s Doucette had joined up at the recruiting centre in Sydney, and Pte James Alvin Moss, from Stellarton, joined up in Mulgrave, Nova Scotia. Pte. Walter Michael Doherty and Pte Raymond Moore joined up in Aldershot, and Ptes Thomas Edward Mont from Truro and Hollis Leslie McKeil, a native of Lower Selmah, enlisted in Amherst. McKeil, born in December 1910, was the oldest manof the group. On 31 July 1941, these seven men landed in England with the North Nova Scotia Highlanders (NNSH). [...] More "North Novas" arrived in England in 1942 and 1943. Amongst them were Pte Hugh Allen McDonald and Pte Ivan Lee from New Glasgow, and Ptes Reginald Keeping and George Richard McNaughton, both of whom had joined "up in Halifax.” (p. 5). Back-to-back English and French texts. Very good. Uncommon. 50.00

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11 CHISHOLM, Barbara GUTSCHE, Andrea. FLOREN, Russell. Superior : Under the Shadow of the Gods. Third Edition
Lynx Images, Toronto , 2001, ISBN:0969842775 
CHISHOLM, Barbara and Andrea GUTSCHE. Superior : Under the Shadow of the Gods; project producer Russell Floren. Toronto : Lynx Images, (October 2001) Third Edition. Pp (10),[xiii]-xxxix,(1),[1]-281,(1). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated cardcovers, white lettering to blue spine. A well illustrated anecdotal account of life along the shore of Lake Superior; produced as a companion to a documentary film of the same name. "In Superior : Under the Shadowof the Gods, the history of the lake's Canadian shore is explored in all i ts drama. The book is filled with compelling stories of the adventures, failures, triumphs, and deceits of those who came to fulfill their dreams. Tales of ghost villages, islands, shipwrecks, the railway and POW camps will fascinate anyone intrigued by the world's largest freshwater lake. For thosetravelling by land or by water, the book's 200 sites, maps, and archival p hotographs will enrich your journey from Sault Ste. Marie past Thunder Bay to the Minnesota border." from the rear cover. Arranged in six areas. Area : 1. Sault Ste. Marie to Theano Point; 2. Montreal River to Brűlé Harbour; 3. ; 4. Michipicoten and the Islands; 5. Superior's North Shore and Islands; 6. Nipigon Strait to Pigeon River. With bibliography and index. Very good. 20.00

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12 CHOYCE, James CAMERON, V. Lovett, (ed.) Log of a Jack Tar; or, The Life of James Choyce, Master Mariner. First Edition
Unwin, London, 1891, 
(CHOYCE, James). The Log of a Jack Tar; or, The Life of James Choyce, Master Mariner; Now First Published with O'Brien's Captivity in France. Edited by Commander V. Lovett Cameron, R.N. with Introduction and Notes. London : T. Fisher Unwin, MDCCCXCI, First Edition. Pp (4),[v]-xiv,(4),[3]-379, + frontispiece + [8] leaves plates. 8vo, textured brown cloth. The Adventure Series No.6. NMM II:382. A remarkable personal account of the excruciating nature of campaigning in the Napoleonic era: Choyce was captured by the Spanishoff Chile, escaped five times, managed to join an English frigate, was cap tured by a French privateer while on a whaling voyage, escaped, was recaptured, and imprisoned at Verdun, "tired of loyalty" and put himself at the service of the French, deserted and joined an English warship, deserted again, and lived to encounter pirates at Juan Fernandez. And to pen this narrative. Slightly rubbed with nicks to head and tail of spine and corners, a fewlight smudges, spine lightly sunned, else very good. 130.00

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13 DALDERUP, Leo and John MURDOCH. Other Side. The Story of Leo Dalderup as told to John Murdoch.
Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1957, 
DALDERUP, Leo and John MURDOCH. The Other Side. The Story of Leo Dalderup as told to John Murdoch. (London) : Hodder and Stoughton, (1957). Pp (8),9-255,(1). Sm 8vo (pocketbook), illustrated wrappers. “This is the astonishing, almost incredible, true story of a young Dutchman who joined the Nazi army because he preferred Germany to Russia. He was captured by the Americans and taken to a prisoner-of-war camp in Cheshire. He escaped to Ireland, buteventually, fearing discovery – for the authorities were hot on his trail – he forged a birth certificate and joined the R.A.F., the last place in which the police would be likely to look for an escaped prisoner. After nearly three years in the R.A.F. When he feared that his recommendation for a commission would unmask his sham, Dalderup deserted to Ireland and then sent the R.A.F. A full confession of what he had done.” - from the rear cover. Edges rubbed, front cover creased, else very good. 30.00

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Hostage in Germany.  no dj. , DESSON, Georges HOLT, Lee, trans.
14 DESSON, Georges HOLT, Lee, trans. Hostage in Germany. no dj.
Dutton, 1917, 
DESSON, Georges. A Hostage in Germany. Authorised Translation by Lee Holt. NY: E.P. Dutton and Co., 1917. Pp 145, frontis. 8vo, red cloth. Slightly rubbed, nick to top edge of rear board, a few spots of light foxing, owner's signature, else vg. 50.00

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15 EDWARDS, Gloria Moota - Camp 103 : The Story of a Cumbrian Prisoner of War Camp.
Little Bird Publications, Cockermouth, Cumbria, 2005, ISBN:9780955184505 
EDWARDS, Gloria. Moota – Camp 103 : The Story of a Cumbrian Prisoner of WarCamp. Cockermouth, Cumbria : Little Bird Publications, 2005. Pp [3]-46. Il lustrated. 4to, illustrated blue card covers. Contents : (1) Moota Camp; (2) In the Time of the Italian POWs; (3) In the Time of the German POWs; (4) Moota's Chapel; (5) Memories of a German Former POW at Moota; (6) Official Documents Relating to Moots; (7) International Red Cross Reports for Moota;(8) Displaced Persons at Moota; (9) Moota's History After Camp Life. Very good. 20.00

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16 FITZGERALD, Jack FORD, Jack) RUMSEY, Bob, intro. Jack Ford Story : Newfoundland's POW in Nagasaki. pbk.
Creative Publishers, St. John's, NF, 2007, ISBN:9781897174234 
FITZGERALD, Jack. The Jack Ford Story : Newfoundland's POW in Nagasaki . St. John's, NF: Creative Publishers, (2007). Pp. (6),vii,(1),[1]-239,(1). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated pale blue card covers. "In 1940, Jack Ford was an employee of the Newfoundland Railway in a remote settlement of the province. Having volunteered for service in World War II at the age of twenty-one, FOrd encountered the realities of war when the troop ship he was travelling on to England was attacked several times by German U-boats. When the atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki on August 9, 1945, Jack Ford was there -- in a prisoner of war camp. In this riveting story, he shares his memories of that horrific time in his life, his rescue and his long-awaited journey home." - from the rear cover. Vg. 12.00

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Prisoner-of-War Ship Models 1775-1825. 1st UK in dj , FREESTON, Ewart C.
17 FREESTON, Ewart C. Prisoner-of-War Ship Models 1775-1825. 1st UK in dj
Nautical, Lymington, Hampshire, 1973, ISBN:0245504710 
FREESTON, Ewart C. Prisoner-of-War Ship Models 1775-1825. (Lymington, Hampshire) : Nautical, (1973). First Printing. Pp 174. Illustrated. 4to, olive cloth. Minor foxing to edges, else vg-fine in price-clipped dj. 120.00

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18 GETTY, J. Arch Soviet and East European Studies Origins of the Great Purges : The Soviet Communist Party Reconsidered, 1933-1938. First Edition in dustjacket
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, London, New York, New Rochelle, Melbourne, Sydney, 1985, ISBN:0521259215 
GETTY, J. Arch. Origins of the Great Purges : The Soviet Communist Party Reconsidered, 1933-1938. Cambridge, London, New York, New Rochelle, Melbourne, Sydney : Cambridge University Press, (1985). First Edition. Pp (4),v-viii,1-276,(4). Index. 8vo, brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine. In the Sovietand East European Studies series. "This is a study of the structure of the Soviet Communist Party in the 1930s. Based upon archival and published sou rces, the work describes the events in the Bolshevik Party leading up to the Great Purges of 1937-1938. Professor Getty concludes that the party bureaucracy was chaotic rather than totalitarian, and that local officials had relative autonomy within a considerably fragmented political system. The Moscow leadership, of which Stalin was the most authoritarian actor, reacted to social and political processes as much as instigating them. Because of disputes, confusion, and inefficiency, they often promoted contradictory policies. Avoiding the usual concentration on Stalin's personality, the author puts forward the controversial hypothesis that the Great Purges occurred not as the end product of a careful Stalin plan, but rather as the bloody butad hoc result of Moscow's incremental attempts to centralise political pow er." (from the dj). Contents : introduction: the Great Purges as history. 1. The Communist Party in the thirties. 2. What was a purge? 3. The Verification of Party Documents of 1935: a case study in bureaucratic ineptitude. 4. Radicalism and party revival. 5. Radicalism and enemies of the people. 6.The crisis matures: 1937. 7. Epilogue: the Ezhovshchina. Conclusion: some observations on politics in the dirties. Appendix: the Kirov assassination.Very good in spine-sunned dustjacket. 65.00

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19 GUEST, Jack A. POW, Robert S. Lake of the Yellow Water. in dustjacket
Thomas Allen, Limited, Toronto, 1963, 
GUEST, Jack A. Lake of the Yellow Water. Illustrated by Robert S. Pow. Toronto : Thomas Allen, Limited, (1963). Pp (8),1-[152]. Illustrated. 8vo, yellow cloth, red lettering to front board and spine. "Jim Paine, Queen's Scout, is a young man well acquainted with the outdoor way of life. In this adventure ini northwestern Quebec, he meets and beecomes fast friends with another Queen's Scout. The two boys work together and play together until theirfriendship is cemented firmly. While Jim was born in Canada, his chum came from Germany at an early age and still remembers his homeland and has grea t love for it as well as for his adopted country, Canada. When war breaks out in Europe with Germany, and Canada declares war on his homeland, it places the lad in an extremely difficipult situation. Many of his friends and acquaintances desert him, but Jim sticks as close as ever. When circumstances place these two Scouts alone in the northwestern Quebec bush and they areforced to fight for their very lives, the author brings us a brave story o f sacrifice and comradeship as the boys fight alone and unassisted for survival. The long trek back to civilization places many strains on their friendship and the thrilling account of how not only they but their friendshshipproves strong enough for the task is one no one will want to miss. Woven t hroughout this epic of courage and brotherly love is the story of the bush pilots and something of the part they played in the development of the north as they rolled back new frontiers. As in the author's first book, The Longest Mile, his characters again play out their adventure against a rich andrevealing background of another facet of life in the mining country of nor thwestern Quebec. Once again Mr. Guest tells a tale of the outdoors which vill fascinate the many readers who enjoyed Jim Paine's adventure in his previous book, and undoubtedly will entertain and thrilL a host of new readersand friends." (from the dj). Gift inscription, else very good in edgeworn dustjacket (two small brown stains to rear panel). 20.00

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20 HAMPSHIRE, A. Cecil Undercover Sailors: Secret Operations of World War II
William Kimber, London, 1981, 
HAMPSHIRE, A. Cecil. Undercover Sailors : Secret Operations of World War IILondon: William Kimber, (1981). First Edition. Pp (8).[9]-208 + 8 pagses o f photographs. 8vo, blue cloth. "The Second World War spawned a surprising number of 'special units', each trained, equipped and prepared for some particular offensive operation or series of operations. They included commandos, long range penetration forces, desert groups and a variety of cloak and dagger parties, most of them conveyed about their clandestine exploits by sea. [...] Among [the groups in this volume are] the Raiding Forces Aegean, whose seaborne depredations became a nightmare to the enemy's island garrisons; the Sea Reconnaissance Unit, who fought on surfboards against the Japanese in Burma; and the African Coastal Flotilla, whose crews nightly and inall weathers voyaged to enemy-held coasts to land or bring away secret age nts , both men and women, whose tasks were to gather intelligence, encourage resistance and operate escape routes for Allied prisoners-of-war and others whose capture was sought by the enemy." - from the dj. Chapters: I. Corsairs of the Aegean; II. The Surfboard Commandos; III. The Tragedy of Operation 'Checkmate'; IV. Clandestine 'Boating Parties.' With bibliography and index. Vg in vg dj. 35.00

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