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Armies of the Danube, 1809.  Revised and Expanded Edition, in dustjacket., BOWDEN, Scott. TARBOX, Charles. Armies of the Napoleonic Wars Research Series. PORRET, intro.
161 BOWDEN, Scott. TARBOX, Charles. Armies of the Napoleonic Wars Research Series. PORRET, intro. Armies of the Danube, 1809. Revised and Expanded Edition, in dustjacket.
Emperor's Press, Chicago, Illinois, 1989, ISBN:0913037087 1989 0913037087 / 9780913037089 
BOWDEN, Scott and Charles TARBOX. Armies of the Danube, 1809. With an introduction by General de Division Porret. Chicago, Illinois : The Emperor's Press, (1989). Revised and expanded edition. Pp. (1),ii-viii,(1),10-236,(4). Illustrated with maps and reproductions. 8vo, blue leatherette with gilt lettering to front board and spine.

A volume in the Armies of the Napoleonic Wars Research Series.

"'Armies on the Danube 1809' is a history and organizational guide to one of the most bitterly contested and evenly matched campaigns of the Napoleonic era. In 1809, for the fifth time since the advent of the French Revolution, Austria declared yet another war on France. Determined to defeat the 'corrupting forces of revolution and anarchy who, by their very existence, threaten our way of life,' Emperor Francis II of Austriasent into the field a new army with the country's best general at its head . Learning from the humiliating, disastrous defeats of the Ulm - Austerlitz campaigns of 1805, Archduke Charles of Austria reorganized and retrained thecountry's armed forces in preparation for the inevitable renewed struggle against France. In 1809 his time came. With far-flung Napoleonic armies across Europe and Iberia, the Habsburgs mobilized and struck. Advantages of preparation and surprise yielded some initial successes but soon the Austro-Hungarian forces were driven back deep into their country by an adversary who was no ordinary general." -from the dustjacket.

1. The Austrian Army of 1809;
2. Napoleon's Armée de l'Allemagne;
3. Echmuhl;
4. Ebelsberg ;
5. Aspern-Essling;
6. Operations in Italy, Dalmatia, Hungary, and Poland;
7. Wagram;
8. 1809 in Perspective;
9. Visiting the Battlefields Today.

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Logistics and the Failure of the British Army in America, 1775-1783.  FirstEdition in dustjacket., BOWLER, R. Arthur.
162 BOWLER, R. Arthur. Logistics and the Failure of the British Army in America, 1775-1783. FirstEdition in dustjacket.
Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 1975, ISBN:0691046301 1975 0691046301 / 9780691046303 
BOWLER, R. Arthur. Logistics and the Failure of the British Army in America, 1775-1783. Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, (1975). First Printing. Pp. (6),vii-xi,(3),3-290,(2). 8vo, tan cloth, green title block with gilt titles to spine.

"The myth of the eighteenth-century British 'war machine' persists, perplexing those who search for the reasons why Britain lost the Revolutionary War. In this book, R. Arthur Bowler argues that although recent and traditional studies have pointed out many problems of the British forces in America, they have failed to appreciate a major weakness -- logistics.

The author draws on the remarkably complete records of British government offices concerned with logistics during the Revolutionary War and army service departments such as commissary, quartermaster, and barrack-master generals to provide a full account of the everyday life of the British army and an accurate record of how logistical and administrative problems in America affected the coruse of the war. His study makes it clear that the British army in America depended almost entirely on Britain for supplies, and that for six years inadequate and sometimes corrupt administration seriously affected the course of operations and the morale of the troops. An organization capable of supplying the army was not developed until 1781, too late to change the outcome of the war." - from the dustjacket.

1. The Logistical Organization;
2. America as a Source of Supply;
3. Britain as a Source of Supply: The Problem of Food;
4. Britain as a Source of Supply: Camp Equipment, Clothing, Arms, Ammunition, Money;
5. "How Men on Fixed and Moderate Salaries Could Better Their Fortunes";
6. The Northern War.
With bibliography and index.

Includes a few Nova Scotia references.

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163 BOWMAN, Phylis. We Skirted the War! First Edition, Signed
P. Bowman, Prince Rupert, B.C., 1975, 
BOWMAN, Phylis. We Skirted the War! (Prince Rupert, B.C.: P. Bowman), December 1975. First Edition. Pp (8),1-133,(3). Illustrated. 8vo, brown ard covers, front cover and spine lettered in brown.. An account of a Canadian woman's experience in the Canadian Women's Army Corp during the Second World War. Very good in spine-browned dustjacket (top of spine chipped). Signed with inscription by the author. 40.00

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164 BRADBURY, Ray. I Sing the Body Electric! Stories. First Edition in dustjacket.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1969, 
BRADBURY, Ray. I Sing the Body Electric! Stories by Ray Bradbury. New York:Alfred A. Knopf, 1969. First Printing. Pp. (14),[3]-305,(3). 8vo, blue clo th with silver initials and decoration to front board, silver lettering to spine, top edge dyed pale blue. "Ray Bradbury's new collection, his first in five years, displays once more the remarkable diversity and strength thathave always characterized his work. In these eighteen stories, he conducts the reader on a tour through time and space -- into the unbounded dimensio ns of the future, and through remapped patterns of the past -- as he intermingles the bizarre with the familiar and brings tomorrow and yesterday closer to today. In Bradbury's world, mechanical grandmothers, fourth-dimensional babies, and humanoid national heroes co-exist with the Irish Republican Army, Texas chicken farmers, and 'the only A-1 first-class taxidermist on the Coast'. And just as diverse is Bradbury's range of voices and styles. Here are stories of suspense, humor, life -- as well as of fable, science fiction (the extraordinary novella, 'The Lost City of Mars'), and the beautiful cantata for words, 'Christus Apollo'." - from the dustjacket. Includes the following stories: "The Kilimanjaro Dance", "The Terrible Conflagration up at the Place", "Tomorrow's Child", "The Women", "The Inspired Chicken Motel", "Downwind from Gettysburg", "Yes, We'll Gather at the River", "The Cold Wind and the Warm", "Night Call, Collect", "The Haunting of the New", "I Sing the Body Electric!", "The Tombling Day", "Any Friend of Nicholas Nickleby's Is a Friend of Mine", "Heavy-Set", "The Man in the Rorschach Shirt", "Henry the Ninth", "The Lost City of Mars", and "Christus Apollo". Light spotting to top edge, very faint sunning to top edge of boards, else very good in nicked, unclipped dustjacket. 40.00

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165 BRADY, Cyrus Townsend Under Tops'ls and Tents. US no dj
Scribner's, 1918, 
BRADY, Cyrus Townsend. Under Tops'ls and Tents. N.Y.: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1918. Pp 252. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth. In the Patriotic Novels andStories series. The author is one of the few men in the United States who have served both in the Army and the Navy. Covers heavilly rubbed, name, foxing to endpapers, else vg. 20.00

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166 BRAMWELL, Barbara and BRAMWELL, Heather Adventure at the Mill. First Edition in dustjacket
Macmillan of Canada, Toronto, 1963, 
BRAMWELL, Barbara and Heather BRAMWELL. Adventure at the Mill. Illustrated by William Lytle. Toronto : Macmillan of Canada, 1963. First Edition. Pp (10),1-113,(5). Small 8vo, pale orange cloth No. 5 in the Buckskin Books series. "While their father is fighting in the Canadian army during the War of 1812, young Will Dobson and his eight-year-old sister Mattie live with their mother and grandfather at a grist-mill near the mouth of a small river insouthern Ontario. A Negro boy suddenly appears at the. mill. He is lost, a nd so frightened that he is unable to speak. Jim, as the family names him, soon wins the affection of him, soon wins the affection of everybody — but not of Mattie, who becomes jealous of the newcomer. Adventure and incident follow when a raiding-party from across the border attacks the mill, when Jim regains his voice, and when Mattie, still very unhappy, runs way from home. There is action and excitement in this appealing story, before the New Year brings the end of the war, and happiness for Jim and for all the Dobson family. " - from the dj flaps. 1963 gift inscrition, else very good in nicked dustjacket 12.00

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167 BRANDER, Michael. Scottish Highlanders and their Regiments. First Edition in dustjacket.
Seeley, Service & Co. Ltd., London, 1971, ISBN:0854220127 
BRANDER, Michael. The Scottish Highlanders and their Regiments. London : Seeley, Service & Co. Ltd., (1971). First Printing. Pp. (4),5-224, + 16 p. ofblack and white plates. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering t o spine. "The Scottish nation ceased to exist on 26 April, 1746, after a long and bloody persecution. That sad day saw the clan system broken for everas, tired, hungry, dispirited and ill-led, the great clans died before the muskets of Cumberland's army at Culloden. Yet had they but known the atroc ities that were to follow in the wake of the Army, they would cheerfully have turned again to the bayonets of the Redcoats. For forty-seven years after the battle the Highlanders suffered the indignities of a wandering race. Hanged for no reason, imprisoned and deported without trial, their music, weapons and dress forbidden on pain of death, the ancient culture crumbled and fell, and left the Highlands open for the tourist, the opportunist and the sheep. And yet, in the Highland regiments, we have a remarkable paradox,and the true proof of the effectiveness of the clan system. Bound on his s tainless honour to his regiment, the Highlander watched th destruction of his proud race by the barbarous and bigoted people he served, and yet continued to fight and die for causes not his own. Britain was the richer. As Michael Brander has so ably shown, it was in these same regiments that the Highland customs and manners survived, aided by few -- a very few -- compassionate and understanding people. And though the average tourist in Scotland may know of the Thin Red Line, and the Gordons' charge at Waterloo, and may have had a sticker in his car urging that the Argylls be saved, never let him stand by Rannoch and look down into Glencoe, and wonder why the glens are empty." - from the dustjacket. Contents: 1. Formation; 2. Dress; 3. Recruiting; 4. Character and Discipline; 5. Religion and Sobriety; 6. Mutinies; 7. Pipes and Pipers; 8. Ships and Shipwrecks (pp. 95-105); 9. Medical and Surgical; 10. Second Sight; 11. Wives and Camp Followers; 12. Remarkable Characters; 13. Exceptional Battles; 14. In North America (pp. 161-172, with afew Nova Scotia references); 15. In the Near and Far East; 16. In Europe, Portugal and Spain. Appendices: A. The Cardwell Reforms and Effects; B. TheHighland Regiments; C. The Fencible Regiments. With bibliography and index . Name inked to flyleaf, else very good in price-clipped dustjacket. 40.00

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168 BRIDGE, T.D. (ed.). McGEOCH, Ian MUNDAY, Richard RAMSEY, Russell W. Army Quarterly and Defence Journal. Vol. 120, No. 1, January 1990
West of England Press, Publishers, Tavistock, Devon, 1990, 
BRIDGE, T.D. (ed.). The Army Quarterly and Defence Journal. Vol. 120, No. 1, January 1990. (Tavistock, Devon : Army Quarterly and Defence Journal, 1990). Pp (4),1-128,(4),+ 8 pp plates. 8vo, red printed card covers. Nautical content : Vice Admiral Sir Ian McGeoch's “U-Boats: the failure that nearly brought Britain to defeat” [German and British submarines: but the Germans almost won the undersea war] (pp 71-73). Other contents : Richard Munday's “Switzerland Without an Army?”; Lt. Col. Russell Ramsey's “Columbia's War: the Facts about her Army and her Allies”; Anoushiravan Ehteshami's “Iran's Revolution: Fewer Ploughshares, More Swords”; Christopher Hjelt's “The 'Ace' Regiment: a brief history of a Finnish fighting unit”; and much more. Library stamp, corner crease, holes from removed staples to front cover, else very good. 10.00

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169 BRIDGE, T.D. (ed.). McGEOCH, Ian REYNOLDS, Oliver THORNE, I.D.P. Army Quarterly and Defence Journal. Vol. 120, No. 2, April 1990.
West of England Press, Publishers, Tavistock, Devon, 1990, 
BRIDGE, T.D. (ed.). The Army Quarterly and Defence Journal. Vol. 120, No. 2, April 1990. (Tavistock, Devon : Army Quarterly and Defence Journal, 1990). Pp (4),129-256,(4),+ 8 pp plates. 8vo, red printed card covers. Nautical content: Vice Admiral Sir Ian McGeoch's “NIMS' the word” [“How do Captains view the new prospect of seagoing WRNS?”] (pp 170-173). Contents : T.D. Bridge's “Brazil's army: green to cut costs”; Maj. Oliver Reynolds's "A Captain at large in the province: impressions of Northern Ireland 1968-9”; I.D.P.Thorne's “Jerusalem: a myth of 1917”; and much more. Library stamp, corner crease, holes from removed staples to front cover, tear to top spine, else very good. 10.00

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170 BRINKLEY, George A. Volunteer Army and Allied Intervention in South Russia, 1917-1921 : A Studyin the Politics and Diplomacy of the Russian Civil War. First Edition in d ustjacket
University of Notre Dame Press, Notre Dame, Indiana, 1966, 
BRINKLEY, George A. The Volunteer Army and Allied Intervention in South Russia, 1917-1921 : A Study in the Politics and Diplomacy of the Russian CivilWar. (Notre Dame, Indiana) : University of Notre Dame Press, 1966. First E dition. Pp (8_,ix-xvii,(3),3-446. Map. Index,. 8vo, red cloth, black lettering to front board and spine, top edge dyed red. "The Russian Civil War andthe accompanying allied intervention from 1917- 1921 have long been recogn ized as major events in the great upheaval unleashed by World War I. Yet today, almost halt a centurv after these events, they remain less than fully analyzed or even chronicled. Dr. Brinkley's book, the first extensive studvin its field in over 30 years, fills this gap in historical literature by focusing attention on the activities of strong anti- Bolshevik forces in South Russia and their relations with non-Russian border countries and the Allies. The Volunteer Army demonstrates why the anti-Bolshevik revolt in South Russia and the resultant Allied intervention were both doomed to failure.It dissects the movements, policies, and reasons behind Allied interventio n, which was initially a continuation of the Allied war against Germany. Too exhausted to commit themselves to all-out military cooperation and unready to attempt top-level peace negotiations, the Allies folowed a vacillatingpolicy of intervention. The revolumary ideal, its perspective narrowed by private interests, political naivete, and Allied misunderstandings, missed universality by lack of appeal. The great adventure became a tragedy of errors." (from the dj). Contents : Part I - Russia and the World War. 1. The Disintegration of Russia. 2. The Impact of German Occupation. Part II - Allied Intervention in South Russia. 3. The Post-War Intervention. 4. The French and the Volunteers in Odessa. 5. Britain as a Buffer. Part III - The Riseand Fall of the Volunteer Army. 6. Denikin's Military and Political Strate gies. 7. Retreat and tho End of Allied Aid. 8. T he Crimean Epilogue. 9. Post Mortem. Very good in rubbed and nicked, spine-sunned, unclipped dustjacket. 35.00

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171 British Army Regulations for Supply, Transport, and Barrack Services. 1915.
Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to His Majesty, London, 1915, 
(British Army). Regulations for Supply, Transport, and Barrack Services. 1915. London : Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to His Majesty, 1915. Pp [2]12,[i]-viii,[1]-216,13-19. 8vo, printed brown card covers. A World War One era regulations book for the British Army. Name, else very good. 50.00

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172 British Army - War Office Booby Traps. Field Engineering and Mine Warfare, Pamphlet No. 7.
War Office, London, 1952, 
(War Office). Booby Traps. Field Engineering and Mine Warfare, Pamphlet No.7. [London] : War Office, 1952. Pp iii-v,(1),1-75,(1). Illustrated. Small 8vo, illustrated blue stapled 3-hole-punched card covers. Contents : Chapter 1 – General Considerations. 1. The aim and how it can be attained,. 2. Booby traps in operations. 3. Responsibilities of all arms. Chapter 2 – Individual Mechanisms. 4. General. 5. Standard British equipment. 6. Switch No. 4, Pull, Mark 1. 7. Switch No. 5, Pressure, Mark 1. 8. Switch No. 6, Release, Mark 1. 9. Switch No. 9, “L” Delay, Mark 1. 10. Switch (anti-lift) No. 12, Mark 1. 11. The Clam. 12. The Limpet, Mark 3. Chapter 3 – Detection and Clearance. 13. Introduction. 14. Where to look and what to look for. 15. Neutralizing and disarming. 16. Organization for searching and clearance. 17.General rules. Chapter 4 – Laying and Recording. 18. Planning. 19. The des ign and construction of traps. 20. Some typical booby traps. 21. Procedure for setting traps. 22. Recording. Appendices. Spine and edges browned, penned name, circular inkstamp, else good, with corrections scotch-taped to page 17. 40.00

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173 BRITISH ARMY] Trumpet and Bugle Sounds for the Army, 1909
HMSO, London, 1909, 
[BRITISH ARMY]. Trumpet and Bugle Sounds for the Army, 1909 : Instructions for the Training of Trumpeters and Buglers. L.: HMSO, 1909. Pp. 140. 8vo, red cloth with gilt lettering to spine. A collection of songs for trumpet and bugle, grouped by Regimental Calls, War Calls For All Arms, Peace Calls For All Arms, and Field Calls For Cavalry, as well as a section of Instructions for Trumpeters and Buglers. Smoke damage to spine and bottom edge, dampstain to top right corner, else vg. 40.00

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174 British Army]. Brave British Soldiers and the Victoria Cross : A General Account of the Regiments and Men of the British Army, and Stories of the Brave Deeds which Won the Prize For Valour.
Ward, Lock & Co., London, 0, 
[British Army]. [Boy's Own Magazine]. Brave British Soldiers and the Victoria Cross : A General Account of the Regiments and Men of the British Army, and Stories of the Brave Deeds which Won the Prize "For Valour". London: Ward, Lock & Co., [n.d. - ca. 1880]. Pp. (4),[v]-viii,1-383,(1), frontispiece, + 5 leaves of plates, with more illustrations to text. 8vo, decorated green cloth with gilt title blocks to front board and spine. "This book is written for Boys. The majority of the articles were expressly prepared for theBoy's Own Magazine and the interest which their appearence excited, couple d with the favourable notices they won, encouraged the Editor to publish them in a connected form." - from the "To the Reader" note. Contents: Our Soldiers and the Victoria Cross; The Guards, or Household Troops in England; The Engineers; The Royal Welsh; Our Highland Regiments (5 parts); The Pipersof Our Highland Regiment; Colonel Bell and the Victoria Cross; Lieutenants Moore and Malcolmson and the Victoria Cross; Captain W.A. Kerr, South Mahr atta Horse, and the Victoria Cross; Private Henry Ward, V.C., 78th Highlanders; Lieutenant Andrew Cathcart Bogle, V.C., 78th Highlanders (now Captain 10th Foot); Dr. J. Jee, C.B., V.C., Surgeon, Assistant-Surgeon V.M. M'Master, V.C., and Lieutenant and Adjutant Herbert J. Macpherson, V.C.; "Lucknow"Kavanagh and the Victoria Cross; Lieutenant Butler and the Victoria Cross; Dr. Home and Dr. Bradshaw and the Victoria Cross; Ross L. Mangles, Esq., V .C., Bengal Civil Service Assistant-Magistrate at Patna; Captain Henry Evelyn Wood, 17th Lancers; Samuel Mitchell and the Victoria Cross, opr the GatePa at Tauranga; Ensign M'Kenna and the Victoria Cross; Sergeant Major Luca s, of the 40th Regiment, and the Victoria Cross; The Heroes of the VictoriaCross in New Zealand; The Naval Brigade in India (pp. 334-346); The Variou s Ranks in the British Army and how to distinguish them; A Grand Review; A Soldier's Funeral. Ex-library (stamps, pouch at rear, spine numbers, presentation bookplate), else a very good, tight copy. 50.00

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175 British War Office Notes on Nuclear Warfare for Medical Officers. Restricted. WO Code No. 11934.
War Office, London, 1957, 
(War Office). Notes on Nuclear Warfare for Medical Officers. Restricted. WOCode No. 11934. [London] : War Office, 1957. Pp i-ii,[1]-52,(2). Illustrat ed. 8vo, brown printed card covers, bound with twine. Contents : 1. Description of effects of nuclear weapons. 2. Injuries due to blast. 3. Thermal effects of nuclear weapons. 4. Ionizing radiation injuries. 5. Prevention of radiation injuries. 6. Radiac instruments. 7. Casualty estimation and the use of the ready reckoner. 8. Training and planning. 9. Psychological problems in nuclear warfare. 10. Treatment of the individual casualty. Browned, smudged and creased covers, name, inkstamp, else very good, with replacementtable to page 13 pasted on. Scarce. 75.00

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176 BROME, Vincent International Brigades : Spain 1936-1939. First Edition in dustjacket
Heinemann, London, 1965, 
BROME, Vincent. The International Brigades : Spain 1936-1939. London : Heinemann, (1965). First Edition. Pp (10),[xi]-xii,(3),[1]-317,(1),+ 12 pp plates. Endpaper Maps. Index. 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "This isthe first general account of the International Brigades in tne Spanish Civ il War from their beginning until their end. It clothes the skeleton of history with the living flesh and blood of what it meant to be involved in such a remarkable experience. Mr Brome starts with the background of the 'thirties and the Spanish Civil War, proceeds to explore the origin of the idea of a volunteer army, discloses the underground methods by which it was recruited, and examines the nature of early training at Albacete. He goes thoroughly into such details as the volunteers' equipment, arms and pay, and theextraordinary way in which a people's army tried to proceed on democratic lines, with anyone able to question any order. Then come the battles. One by one, he sets the scene and then draws on the personal accounts of the menin the front line. In this way portraits are given of some remarkable peop le: intellectuals such as John Cornford and Malcolm Dunbar, men of working-class origins such as Fred Copeman and George Nathan, and others like Esmond Romilly (nephew of Sir Winston Churchill). Forty-thousand volunteers fromforty nations poured into the International Brigades, but, behind the scen es, political manoeuvring of a highly skilled and sometimes quite unscrupulous kind tended to overwhelm the romantic call to arms. Was the impressive human response to the Spanish crisis the last crusade in a tradition which the H-Bomb and modern nuclear war have now destroyed? Or was it just another inspired move in the international political game? Mr Brome has drawn on many books in five languages, on interviews with scores ot survivors, on English, American, Spanish, German, Italian and French sources, and on a number of letters and diaries. He concentrates on the British and American volunteers, but the French, German and Italian battalions are not neglected. His last chapter answers the questions, what happened to the survivors of theBrigades when they left Spain, and do those who are still alive today hold the same beliefs?" (from the dj). Contents : Introduction. Composition of International Brigades. 1. The Background to the Brigades. 2. Origin of theBrigades. 3. Some Early Recruits. 4. Nephew of Sir Winston Churchill. 5. E arly Training. 6. The First Centuries. 7. In Defence of Madrid. 8. The Battle for University City/ 10. The American Battalion. 11. The British Battalion. 12. The Battle of Jarama. 13. The Thaelmann and Garibaldi. 14. The French. 15. THe XVth Brigade Rests. 16. Dissent and Desertion. 17. The XVth at Bruinete. 18. The XVth on the Aragon Front. 19. More Trouble in the Brigades. 20. The Battle of Teruel. 21. The XVth Defeated. 22. The Battle of the Ebro/ 23. The Volunteers are Withdrawn. 24. The Return Home. Very good in lightly rubbed, uncipped dustjacket. 30.00

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177 BROMMELHORSTER, Jörn. PAES, Wolf-Christian. Military as an Economic Actor : Soldiers in Business . First Edition
Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke and New York, 2003, ISBN:0333999282 
BROMMELHORSTER, Jörn and Wolf-Christian PAES, (eds..). The Military as an Economic Actor : Soldiers in Business. (Basingstoke and New York) : PalgraveMacmillan, (2003). First Printing. Pp (4),v-xii,(1),1-223,(5). With many t ables and figures in the text. 8vo, black cloth, silver lettering to spine.In the International Political Economy Series. Light wear to cloth, esle v ery good. 60.00 "Armed forces across the globe engage in economic activities both in times of war and peace. This book provides a critical analysis ofthis phenomenon, comparing experiences with 'military business' from four continents (Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America). Taking an interdisciplinary approach, the volume shows the implications of 'military business' for civil-military relations, good governance and international development policies". 1. Soldiers in Business: An Introduction by Jörn Brömmelhörster &Wolf-Christian Paes 2. Military Business in Argentina by Thomas Scheetz 3. Soldiers as Businessmen : The Economic Activities of Central America's Mil itaries by Arnoldo Brenes Castro & Kevin Casas Zamora 4. The Rise and Fall of the Chinese Military Business Complex by Tai Ming Cheung 5. The Economicand Commercial Roles of the Vietnam People's Army; C.A.Thayer 6. Trifungsi : The Role of the Indonesian Military in Business by Leslie .McCulloch; 7. Power, Perks, Prestige and Privileges: The Military's Economic Activities in Pakistan by Ayesha Siddiqa-Agha; 8. Praetorians or Profiteers? : The Role of Entrepreneurial Armed forces in Congo - Kinshasa by Wolf-Christian Paes & Timothy M. Shaw ; 9. The Largest European Army in Business: The Case ofRussia; Ksenia Gonchar; 10. Conclusions by Jörn Brömmelhörster & Wolf-Chri stian.Paes With Notes, Bibliography, Index. Light wear to cloth, esle very good. 60.00

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178 BROVKIN, Vladimir N. Behind the Front Lines of the Civil War : Political Parties and Social Movements in Russia, 1918-1922. First Edition in dustjacket.
Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 1994, ISBN:0691032785 
BROVKIN, Vladimir N. Behind the Front Lines of the Civil War : Political Parties and Social Movements in Russia, 1918-1922. Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, (1994). First Printing. Pp. (6),[vii]-x,(4),[1]-455,(3). 8vo, green cloth with silver lettering to spine. Very faint wear tocloth, else very good in clean, crisp dustjacket. 100.00 "Countering the p owerful myth that the civil war in Russia was largely between the "Whites" and the "Reds," Vladimir Brovkin views the struggle as a multifaceted social and political process. Brovkin focuses not so much on armies and governments as on the interaction of state institutions, political parties, and social movements on both Red and White territories. In the process, he exposesthe weaknesses of the various warring factions in a Russia plagued by stri kes, mutinies, desertion, and rebellions. The Whites benefited from popularresistance to the Reds, and the Reds, from resistance to the Whites. In Br ovkin's view, neither regime enjoyed popular support. Pacification campaigns, mass shooting, deportations, artillery shelling of villages, and terror were the essence of the conflict, and when the Whites were defeated, the war against the Greens, the peasant rebels, went on. Drawing on a remarkable array of previously untapped sources, Brovkin convicts the early Bolsheviksof crimes similar to those later committed by Stalin. What emerges "behind the front lines" is a picture of how diverse forces -- Cossacks, Ukrainian s, Greens, Mensheviks, and SRs, as well as Whites and Bolsheviks -- createdthe tragic victory of a party that had no majority support. This book has important contemporary implications as the world again asks an old question: Can Russian statehood prevail over local, regional, and national identities?" - from the dustjacket. Contents: Part One: 1918-1919: 1. The "New Course" That Failed (December 1918-April 1919): Causes of Legalization -- Legalization of the Opposition Parties -- Lenin and Martov -- Menshevik Policy Proposals -- Legalization of the PSR -- Debate on the Cheka -- The End of the "New Course". 2. On the Internal Front: Enemies among the Workers: Strikes in Moscow -- Strikes in Petrograd -- Trouble in the Provinces -- Strikes in Sormovo and Tver -- Rebellions and Mutinies in Orel Province -- The Astrakhan Tragedy. 3. The White Tide: The White Tide in the East -- Red Terror in the Urals -- Peasant Rebellions on the Volga -- The Whites' Breakthroughin the South -- Decossackization -- Makhno, Grigoriev, Zelenyi, and Others -- Peasant Attitudes in Ukraine -- Red Army Soldiers' Attitudes -- The Thr ee Blows to the Reds -- Red Terror in Ukraine. 4. On the Internal Front: the Greens: The Historical Setting -- Policies of the Bolshevik Government --Requisition Detachments -- Local Government in the Countryside -- Peasant Attitudes (Distribution of Land, The Communist Party and Soviet Power, and The Civil War) -- The Greens -- The Greens' Organization and Tactics -- Bolshevik Antidesertion Measures -- Peasant Uprisings. 5. What Is to Be Done? Soviet Parties Face the Challenge of the Whites: The Menshevik Assessment of the Situation -- The Right Mensheviks -- The SRs and the White Threat -- Fighting on All Fronts. 6. The Red Tide: Collapse of the Whites in the East(The Worldview of the Whites, Atamanschchina Warlords, The Army and Desert ion, Peasant Resistance, The Workers, White Terror, Political Parties) -- Collapse of the Whites in the South (State Order, Workers, The Countryside, Terror, Agony) -- The Fragmentation of Society. Part Two: 1920-1921: 7. TheEnd of Legal Opposition: The Mensheviks' New Platform -- Successes and Per ils -- The Left SR Factions -- The Balancing Act Breaks Down: The Affair with the British Delegation -- Other Foreign Delegations - The Cheka Assault on the Opposition Parties. 8. Workers under Militarized Labor: Theater of the Absurd -- The Militarization of Labor -- The Workers' Economic Situation-- Workers' Responses -- Elections -- Strikes. 9. The Green Tide: Bolshevi k Intentions -- Razverstka and Other Obligations -- The Collection of Tribute -- Informal, Invisible Peasant Government -- Peasant Perceptions -- Peasant Resistance: Central Russia (Deserters, Avengers, Spontaneous Rebellions, Large-scale Uprisings). 10. The Peasant War in Ukraine and Cossack Lands:Bolshevik Agrarian Policy in Ukraine -- Occupation Policies in the Don Hos t and Kuban -- Peasant Rebels: Ukraine -- Don and Kuban Resistance -- Subjugation -- A Reign of Red Terror in Kuban. 11. Sovietization of the Countryside: Tambov, Saratov, Tobol'sk: Tambov (The Causes, Popular Insurrection, The Role of the SRs, The War Effort) -- Lower Volga -- The Urals and Siberia-- Suppression. With epilogue, conclusion, bibliography and index. Very fa int wear to cloth, else very good in clean, crisp dustjacket. 100.00

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179 BROWN, Angus. GIMBLETT, Richard. In the Footsteps of First Canadian Army, Northwest Europe, 1942-1945. Hardcover, Double-signed
Magic Light Publishing, Ottawa, 2009, ISBN:978189467327 
BROWN, Angus and Richard GIMBLETT. In the Footsteps of First Canadian Army,Northwest Europe, 1942-1945. Ottawa : Magic Light Publishing, (2009). Firs t Printing. Pp. (3),4-160. Illustrated, occasionally in colour. 4to, black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Foreword by Lewis W. MacKenzie. "First Canadian Army was the largest land formation ever formed and commanded by Canada. It was over twice as large as the Canadian Corps of the First World War. Because of the decision earlier in the war to move significant parts of the overseas Canadian Army to the Mediterranean -- effectively an entire corps -- its fielded strength had to be made up elsewhere, and First Canadian Army became a coalition army for most of its existence." - from the introduction. Contents: The Long Prelude; D-Day; Pushing Inland; Falaise to theSeine; Clearing the Channel Ports; The Scheldt; The Rhineland; Liberation of Holland; The Last Days of the Reich; There Are No Vimys. Very good. Lacking dustjacket. Signed without inscription by Brown and Gimblett on the title page. 35.00

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180 BROWN, R. Craig, (ed.). SMITH, Paul H. HYATT, A.M.J. MILLER, Carman Canadian Historical Review. Volume 50, No. 3, September 1969.
University of Toronto Press, Toronto , 1969, 
BROWN, R. Craig, (ed.). The Canadian Historical Review: Volume L (50), No. 3, September 1969. Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 1969. Pp (2),245-366,i-iv. 8vo, maroon and white card covers. Contents: Sir Guy Carleton, Peace Negotiations, and the Evacuation of New York (by Paul H. Smith); Sir Frederick William Borden and Military Reform, 1896-1911 (by Carman Miller); Sir Arthur Currie and Conscription: A Soldiers View (by A. M.J. Hyatt); plusbook reviews and regular features. Spine lightly browned, else very good. 15.00

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