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ADDRESSES DELIVERED BEFORE THE CANADIAN CLUB OF TORONTO. VOLUME XXXV. SEASON OF 1937-38. (PROCEEDINGS).

by Shackleton, Edward; Banting, Frederick, Sir; McMillan, Ernest, Sir; Sandwell, B.K.; Shih, Huh, Dr.; Scot, H.G., Capt.; Pickford, Alfred D., Sir; McNaughton, A.G.L., Maj. Gen.; Street, Arthur G.; Birkett, Norman; Simons, Hans, Dr.; Wilcox, Herbert; et al.

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1938
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Toronto: Warwick Bro's and Rutter, 1938. 352 pp, 8 7/8" H, red cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board. Addresses include: Farming in England, by Arthur G. Street; "The Rome Berlin Axis", by Dr. Hans Simons; The British Motion Picture Industry, by Mr. Herbert Wilcox and Miss Anna Neagle; The Oxford University Ellesmere Land Expedition, by Edward… Read more
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THE BATTLES OF FREDERICK THE GREAT. ABSTRACTED FROM THOMAS CARLYLE'S BIOGRAPHY OF FREDERICK THE GREAT.

by Ransome, Cyril, editor. (Thomas Carlyle.)

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1892
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London: Edward Arnold, 1892. 245 pp, 7 11/16" H. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering/banding of spine, silver decoration on front board. Small b&w maps in text, fold-out map before index, 9 b&w plates by Adolf Menzel (collated). Contents: Introductory; Mollwitz; Chotusitz; Hohenfriedberg; Sohr; Lobositz; Prag; Kolin; Rossbach; Leuthen; Zorndorf; Hochkirch; Kunersdorf; Liegnitz; Torgau; Conclusion. Two small… Read more
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THE WAR OF THE AUSTRIAN SUCCESSION.

by Browning, Reed.

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1995
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9780312125615
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New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 1995. 445 pp, 8 3/16" H. "The apparent vulnerability of the Habsburg Empire at the time of Maria Theresa's accession destabilized the whole of Europe and, with Frederick the Great's invasion of Silesia, a cycle of violence was initiated that lasted for eight years and ravaged much of the continent. The vast conflict, which… Read more
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WARPATHS: TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA.

by Keegan, John.

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1995
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First Edition
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9781550136210
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Toronto: Key Porter, 1995. 370 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Begins with the establishment of New France on the St. Lawrence River and the Fench conflicts with the Indians and British of the Atlantic colonies - the latter ending with the English defeat at Yorktown." It then moves on through the Civil… Read more
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1. THE CRIPPLED TREE. 2. A MORTAL FLOWER. 3. BIRDLESS SUMMER.

by Han Suyin. (Elizabeth K C Comber, Born Rosalie Matilda Kuanghu Chow.)

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9780224610056
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London: Jonathan Cape Han Suyin (1916-2012), daughter of a Chinese father and Belgium mother, was born Rosalie Matilda Kuanghu Chow and is perhaps best known for her novel "A Many-Splendoured Thing", basis for the movie, "Love is a Many-Splendored Thing". These are the first three volumes of her autobiography, tracing her family history from 1885, then her own story… Read more
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SECURITY FOR A NEW EUROPE: THE VIENNA NEGOTIATIONS ON CONFIDENCE- AND SECURITY-BUILDING MEASURES 1989-90, AND BEYOND.

by Borawski, John.

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Published
1992
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First English Edition
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9781857530407
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London: Brassey's (UK), 1992. 235 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). "While the 'traditional' threat of East-West military confrontation appears much reduced, events in Yugoslavia have removed any complacency about the stability of the new Europe unfolding around us. New threats - territorial quarrels, nationalism, and the demise of the Soviet Union as a unitary state - require… Read more
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THE DEVIL'S DIPLOMATS.

by Operator 1384

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London: Hutchinson 286 pp, 8 3/4" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine. No date (c1935). 10 b&w plates, including frontispiece (all present). "This book is not fiction. It is not even fiction with a basis in fact. It recounts only actual incidents in which I took part as an agent of L'Espionage… Read more
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WARPATHS: INVASIONS OF NORTH AMERICAN.

by Steele, Ian K.

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1994
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First Edition
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9780195082227
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New York: Oxford University Press, 1994. 282 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w maps, plans, photographs, reproductions. "(P)rovides a sweeping history of the numerous European invasions of North America, painting a dramatic new portrait of the centuries of warfare that shook the continent. Steele's fascinating account destroys the old image of technologically advanced Europeans overrunning primitive savages. … Read more
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WAR PHOTOGRAPHY: IMAGES OF CONFLICT FROM FRONTLINE PHOTOGRAPHERS.

by Barfield, Thomas, editor.

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2006
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9781845292706
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London: Magpie, 2006. 320 pp, 7 3/4" H. B&w and colour photographs. Contents: Introduction; The Break-Up of the Old World Order; Civil Strife; A World at War; The Age of Superpowers; Wind of Change; The Middle East and the Modern World. "A collection of striking images of conflict from the world's most talented and courageous war photographers.… Read more
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A MATTER OF HONOUR: AN ACCOUNT OF THE INDIAN ARMY, ITS OFFICERS AND MEN.

by Mason, Philip.

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Published
1974
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Very Good
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First American Edition
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9780030129117
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New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1974. 582 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). Map endpapers, B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "From the time of Clive to the violent days of Partition in 1947, British power in India was dependent upon the Indian Army. Only once was the link between the British officers and the Indian soldiers broken… Read more
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MAPS THAT MADE HISTORY: THE INFLUENTIAL, THE ECCENTRIC AND THE SUBLIME.

by Smart, Lez.

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2004
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First Edition
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9781903365649
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Kew, Richmond: National Archives, 2004. 191 pp, small 4to (10 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with maps, battle plans, photographs, reproductions. "Here we present 25 glorious examples (of maps), reproduced large-scale with magnified details. This thought-provoking collection features maps that record major and minor events; maps that have influenced and inspired; even maps that… Read more
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THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR 1936-39. OSPREY MEN-AT-ARMS SERIES.

by Turnbull, Patrick. Series Editor: Martin Windrow.

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Published
1978
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9780850452822
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London: Osprey, 1978. 40 pp, 9 3/4" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs, drawings, map and 8 color plates of uniform studies. Contents: Background; The Republican Army; The Nationalist Army; The Campaign; The Plates. Interior - previous owner's ink name stamp on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. … Read more
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KASHMIR IN THE CROSSFIRE.

by Schofield, Victoria.

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1996
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9781860640360
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London: I.B. Tauris, 1996. 354 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). B&w maps. "Given the location of the state of Jammu and Kashmir on the borders of China and Central Asia, the isurgency in the valley threatens the stability of a region of great strategic importance, challenging the integrity of the Indian union and creating potentially disastrous tensions… Read more
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SOLDIERS' FRENCH, ITALIAN AND GERMAN. WITH CORRECT PHONETIC PRONUNCIATION.

by Detwiler, B., Justice.

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Published
1918
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New York: Detwiler Press, 1918. 285 pp, 6 1/8" H - red cloth with black lettering/banding and illustration on front board. A pocket reference prepared for American soldiers overseas in the First World War. Contents: French Section; Italian Section; German Section; English Money, Measures, Weights and Mileage; French ditto; Italian ditto; German ditto; Map of United States; Map of Western… Read more
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AT WAR WITH THE BOLSHEVIKS.

by Jackson, Robert.

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1974
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London: Tandem, 1974. 304 pp. B&w photographs, maps. "In March 1918, when the infant Soviet Government signed a separate peace treaty with Germany, the stage was set for the Allied War of Intervention against the Bolshevik regime. Men, many of whom had survived the bloody massacres of the Western Front, found themselves pitched into a dirty, cruel conflict they… Read more
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WARPATHS: FIELDS OF BATTLE IN CANADA AND AMERICA.

by Keegan, John.

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1996
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9780676970043
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Toronto: Vintage, 1996. 348 pp, 7 3/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "Military history and geography explain each other in North America as nowhere else in the world. Award-winning historian John Keegan explores their relationship and examines the battles fought over three centuries between Frenchman and Indian, Royalist and colonist, Union and Confederacy." Interior - minor browning… Read more
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HOW GREAT GENERALS WIN.

by Alexander, Bevin.

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1995
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9780380724369
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New York: Avon, 1995. 320 pp, 7 7/8" H. B&w photographs, maps. "Undaunted by Hannibal's elephants, Scipio Africanus ordered his outnumbered cavlary to charge directly toward the massive beasts - and, by doing so, saved Rome. Stonewall Jackson struck like lightning throughout the Shenandoah Valley, with occasional feints toward Washington - and so frustrated a numerically superior Union Army.… Read more
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THE BRITANNICA GUIDE TO RUSSIA. THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO THE NATION, ITS PEOPLE, AND CULTURE.

by Dejevsky, Mary, introduction.

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2009
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9781845299217
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London: Constable & Robinson, 2009. 332 pp, 7 3/4" H. B&w illustrations. "Out of the ashes of the Cold War, a new superpower has emerged. From the collapse of the Soviet Union to the rise of the oligarchs, the presidency of Vladimir Putin, and the shifting balance of power between the world's superpowers, the Britannica Guide offers a comprehensive… Read more
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LA FOLLE GUERRE DE 1870.

by Guerin, Andre.

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1970
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France: Hachette, 1970. 333 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H) - dark red coth with white lettering on spine, pictorial pastedown on front board - in clear plastic dust jacket. Integral red ribbon bookmark. Maps. *French Text* Table des matieres: Bismarck et son roi; Napoleon III et ses illusions; La depeche d'Ems et le sabre de Bourbaki; Des generaux surclasses; Gravelotte,… Read more
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IMPOSSIBLE VICTORIES: TEN UNLIKELY BATTLEFIELD SUCCESSES.

by Perrett, Bryan.

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1996
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9781854093141
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London: Arms and Armour, 1996. 224 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w plates, maps/battle plans. "(O)n the battlefield unlikely success will occasionally come from a daring counter-attack, a small force charge against large forces, unexpected storming of apparently secure positions. In the ten examples in this volume (the author) takes the reader from the Peninsular War of 1811… Read more
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