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Nazis on the Run: How Hitler's Henchmen Fled Justice

By: Gerald Steinacher (b. 1970)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Oxford, etc., Oxford University Press: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: MB718-008

Condition: Used: Like New


FIRST EDITION with full number line. 8vo. xxvii, 382 pp. 20 figures on plates, bibliography, indexes; text clean, unmarked. Brown cloth, spine titled in silver, dust-jacket; binding square and tight. Fine. This volume focuses on the postwar fate of Nazis and Holocaust perpetrators and the institutions facilitating their escape from Europe. This academic study appeared in several languages worldwide. Gerald Steinacher is an Associate Professor of History and Hymen... View more info

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Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World

By: Liaquat Ahamed (b. 1952)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Penguin Press: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: MB718-015

Condition: Used: Very Good


FIRST EDITION, first printing with full number line. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 3/8 inches. [xii], 564 pp. Black-and-white portraits throughout, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Quarter cloth, paper over boards, silver-titled spine, dust-jacket; binding square and tight. Facsimile $1,000.00 gold certificate laid in. Very Good. Lords of Finance was awarded the 1020 Pulitzer Prize for History, the 2010 Spear's Book Award (Financial History Book of the Year), the 2010 Arthur ... View more info

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The Dead Beat: Lost Souls, Lucky Stiffs, and the Perverse Pleasures of Obituaries

By: Marilyn Johnson (b. 1954)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, HarperCollins Publishers: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: MB718-003

Condition: Used: Very Good


FIRST EDITION with a full number line. A near fine copy in dust-jacket (lightly read). Marilyn Johnson's first book. The New York Times Book Review wrote of it: "[A] fascinating book about the art, history, and subculture of obituary writing," and "downright amazing." Marilyn Johnson is an American writer and the author of the nonfiction books "Lives in Ruins: Archaeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human Rubble;" "This Book is Overdue! How Librarians and Cybrarians... View more info

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Paper: Paging Through History

By: Mark Kurlansky (b. 1948)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York and London, W. W. Norton & Company: 2016

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: MB718-004

Condition: Used: Very Good


FIRST EDITION with full number line. Lightly read copy. Text clean, unmarked, binding square and tight. Mark Kurlansky is an American journalist and writer of general interest non-fiction. His 1997 book, "Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World (1997) was an international bestseller and translated into more than 15 languages; his "Nonviolence: Twenty-five Lessons from the History of a Dangerous Idea" (2006) was the non fiction winner of the 2007 Dayton Li... View more info

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Red Cloud at Dawn: Truman, Stalin, and the End of the Atomic Monopoly

By: Michael D. Gordin

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: MB718-023

Condition: Used: Very Good


FIRST EDITION, first printing, with full number line. 8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 3/8 inches. xii, 402 pp. 7 figures, notes, index; text clean, unmarked. Paper over boards, spine titled in silver, dust-jacket; binding square and tight. Very Good. "First Lightning" was the name of the first Soviet test bomb. Red Cloud at Dawn tells the tale of how atomic intelligence and other forms of information played into the uncertainties of nuclear arms development and political decision-making... View more info

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George, Nicholas and Wilhelm: Three Royal Cousins and the Road to World War I

By: Miranda Carter (b. 1965)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 2010

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: MB718-011

Condition: Used: Very Good


FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 inches. xxiii, 498, [2] pp. 2 maps, 66 illustrations, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Paper over boards, dust-jacket; binding square and tight, jacket with minor shelf wear on what otherwise appears to be an unread copy. Miranda Carter is an English historian, writer and biography. This, her second work of history, is a group biography of Kaiser Wilhelm II, Tsar Nicholas II, and King George V. It was on the short ... View more info

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London: The Biography

By: Peter Ackroyd (b. 1949)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, etc., Nan A. Talese, Doubleday: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: MB718-018

Condition: Used: Very Good


FIRST EDITION, first printing with full number line. Thick 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 3/8 inches. xxvi, 806 pp. Numerous black-and-white figures and plates, index; text clean, unmarked. Quarter cloth, paper over boards, spine titled in gilt, dust-jacket, maps in end-papers; binding square and tight, corners bumped, jacket with shelf wear and small tape repairs to small tears. Very Good. Peter Ackroyd is an English biography, novelist and critic with a particular interest in the his... View more info

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George IV: Inspiration of the Regency

By: Steven Parissien

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 2002

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: MB718-021

Condition: Used: Very Good


FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, first printing with full number line. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 5/8 inches. xv, 447 pp. Black-and-white illustrations on plates, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Blue cloth, dust-jacket; binding square and tight. Very Good. Steven Parissien brings us George IV (1762-1830) against the cultural background of his age, showing how his behavior affected the contemporary view of both the monarch and the monarchy, and how his energies and ambitions focus... View more info

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The History of the Holy War.

By: Thomas Fuller (1608-1661).

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London:, William Pickering,: 1840

Edition: First Edition, thus.

Seller ID: RT318-001

Condition: Collectible: Good


FIRST EDITION, thus, of Thomas Fuller's history of the crusades (first edition, 1639), printed in Chiswick by C. Whittingham. 8vo. 8 11/16 x 5 5/8 inches. [ii], 328 pp. b7, B-Y8. Title page printed in red and black within a typographic border and with printer's device, ornamental headpieces and tailpieces, chronological table, index; text clean, unmarked. Half brown calf, marbled paper over boards, raised bands, spine stamped in blind, black leather spine label titl... View more info