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1 Albanov, Valerian & Linda Dubosson; Roberts, David & Jon Krakauer & Alison Anderson In the Land of White Death An Epic Story of Survival in the Siberian Arctic
New York Modern Library 2000 0679641009 / 9780679641001 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Inscribed "I hope you enjoy this true adventure, Christmas 2000" and signed. The signature could be of author or just someone gifting the book. Jon Krakauer is the writer of the preface and author of Into the Wild and Into Thin Air. Dust has been price clipped otherwise in new condition. In 1912, six months after Robert Falcon Scott and four of his men came to grief in Antarctica, a thirty-two-year-old Russian navigator named Valerian Albanov embarked on an expedition that would prove even more disastrous. In search of new Arctic hunting grounds, Albanov's ship, the Saint Anna, was frozen fast in the pack ice of the treacherous Kara Sea-a misfortune grievously compounded by an incompetent commander, the absence of crucial nautical charts, insufficient fuel, and inadequate provisions that left the crew weak and debilitated by scurvy. For nearly a year and a half, the twenty-five men and one woman aboard the Saint Anna endured terrible hardships and danger as the icebound ship drifted helplessly north. Convinced that the Saint Anna would never free herself from the ice, Albanov and thirteen crewmen left the ship in January 1914, hauling makeshift sledges and kayaks behind them across the frozen sea, hoping to reach the distant coast of Franz Josef Land. With only a shockingly inaccurate map to guide him, Albanov led his men on a 235-mile journey of continuous peril, enduring blizzards, disintegrating ice floes, attacks by polar bears and walrus, starvation, sickness, snowblindness, and mutiny. That any of the team survived is a wonder. That Albanov kept a diary of his ninety-day ordeal-a story that Jon Krakauer calls an "astounding, utterly compelling book," and David Roberts calls "as lean and taut as a good thriller"-is nearly miraculous. First published in Russia in 1917, Albanov's narrative is here translated into English for the first time. Haunting, suspenseful, and told with gripping detail, In the Land of White Death can now rightfully take its place among the classic writings of Nansen, Scott, Cherry-Garrard, and Shackleton. Dust jacket now in Brodart mylar protective (clear) cover.; Signed by Author 
Price: 19.97 USD
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Isaac Babel the Lonely Years  1925-1939 Unpublished stories and correspondence, Babel, Nathalie & Andrew R. MacAndrew
2 Babel, Nathalie & Andrew R. MacAndrew Isaac Babel the Lonely Years 1925-1939 Unpublished stories and correspondence
Farrar Straus 1964 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Orange cover with black cloth spine.Some browning to endpapers due to age. Dust in mylar cover. The Lonely Years, a collection of private correspondence, is essential to an understanding of Isaac Babel's life and works. Babel rose to fame in 1920s Russia for such books as Red Cavalry and Odessa Stories. But as Stalin's regime grew repressive, he found it increasingly difficult to write or publish. He was finally arrested in 1939, never to be heard from again. Alternately tender and biting, and accompanied by nine stories from the "lonely years," these letters show an individual laboring against all odds to remain true to his craft and ideals. This edition contains a new introduction, based on previously unreleased information from the KGB files. ; 9.13 X 6.57 X 1.11 inches; 402 pages 
Price: 9.97 USD
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My Animal Book, Charushin, Yevgeny, Illustrated by Nikita Charushin
3 Charushin, Yevgeny, Illustrated by Nikita Charushin My Animal Book
Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1980, Moscow 1980 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Nikita Charushin 
Childrens book with full color illustrations of hot and cold animals and their lands. Contents are very clean, no markings or highlighting! 
Price: 29.97 USD
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Edna Hibel  An Artist's Story of Love And Compassion, Clarkson, Millie And Edna Hibel And Theodore Plotkin
4 Clarkson, Millie And Edna Hibel And Theodore Plotkin Edna Hibel An Artist's Story of Love And Compassion
Gretna, La Pelican Publishing Company 2006 1589804279 / 9781589804272 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover As New in As New dust jacket Illustrated by Edna Hibel Signed by Author & Illustrator
As New condition including dust. Blue cover with gold lettering. This is not only the story of Edna Hibel (who turns 90 in 2007) but a collection of some of her most beautiful work. From Europe to Russia and Asia this wonderful women artist has produced some of the most cherished work in lithographs, serigraphy, porcelain, plates, and dolls. Her subjects are mostly women and children. Her magnificant lithographs (drawings on stone that are transferred to the print) have as many as 32 colors, more than any other artist since lithography was invented in 1798. Ms. Hibel signed this book personally "with love, Edna Hibel" along with the author at an art show in Naples, Florida, February 11, 2007. Owning it almost like having a collection of her works signed personally. Extremely rare and beautiful. ; Color and B&W illustrations; 0.9 x 14.1 x 11.1 Inches; 176 pages; p; Signed by Author & Illustrator 
Price: 179.97 USD
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Captive Rumania . A Decade of Soviet Rule, Cretzianu, Alexandre (editor)
5 Cretzianu, Alexandre (editor) Captive Rumania . A Decade of Soviet Rule
New York Praeger 1956 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Book is very rare. Inscribed by Editor " With Best Regards Al. Cretzianu". 412 pages and fully indexed. Contributors include: Boila, Burillianu, Carp, Ciurea, Ionescu, Ionnitziu, Plessia, Ratzin, Veniamin, Visoianu. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; Author Signed; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 424 pages; ; Signed by Editor 
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Whose Friends are they- America's or Russia's?, Read and See, Fink, F.A.
6 Fink, F.A. Whose Friends are they- America's or Russia's?, Read and See
Author 1947 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
A little orange book with cover torn and seperating, but not loose. Deals with the organization "Protestants and other Americans United for Seperation of Church and State". Rare booklet. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition.; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 61 pages 
Price: 39.97 USD
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Memoirs, Gorbachev, Mikhail
7 Gorbachev, Mikhail Memoirs
New York Doubleday 1996 0385480199 / 9780385480192 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Book is in like new condition. Black hardboards with red cloth spine; silver lettering on spine; corners sharp and square. Textblock clean, tight, square, unmarked. Dust is like new with original price on flap. Dust in archival cover. TATYANA TOLSTAYA the Russian novelist had this to say about Gorbachev " By gently pushing open the gates of reform, he unleashed a democratic flood that deluged the Soviet universe and washed away the cold war..... No single approach and there have been many can explain Gorbachev. Perhaps the holy fools with their metaphysical scenario were right when they whispered that he was marked and that seven years were given to him to transform Russia in the name of her as yet invisible but inevitable salvation and renaissance." Gorbachev met his wife, Raisa Titarenko, daughter of a Ukrainian railway engineer, at Moscow State University. They married in September 1953 and moved to Stavropol upon graduation. She gave birth to their only child, daughter Irina Mikhailovna Virganskaya, in 1957. Raisa Gorbacheva died of leukemia in 1999. Gorbachev has two granddaughters (Ksenia and Anastasia) and one great granddaughter (Aleksandra). Foward by Martin McCauley. Dust jacket now in Brodart mylar protective (clear) cover. Rare first edition in this state and condition. ; Photographs; 2.5 x 10 x 6.5 Inches; 769 pages 
Price: 99.97 USD
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Memoirs  (Author Signed), Gorbachev, Mikhail
8 Gorbachev, Mikhail Memoirs (Author Signed)
New York Doubleday 1996 0385480199 / 9780385480192 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover As New in As New dust jacket Signed by Author
Seller had this book signed personally at a seminar where Mr. Gorbachev was one of the speakers in 1997. It is signed on the title page not a tipped in page or bookplate. It is in as new condition and is kept in a handmade custom box. Forward by Martin McCauley.Russians feel that credit should be given to Gorbachev and not Regan for the distruction of the the "Berlin Wall". Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev born 2 March 1931) was the seventh and last General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, serving from 1985 until 1991, and the last head of state of the USSR, serving from 1988 until its collapse in 1991. He was the only Soviet leader to have been born after the October Revolution of 1917. Gorbachev was born in Stavropol Krai into a peasant family, and in his teens operated combine harvesters on collective farms. He graduated from Moscow State University in 1955 with a degree in law. While at university, he joined the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, and soon became very active within it. In 1970, he was appointed the First Party Secretary of the Stavropol Kraikom, First Secretary to the Supreme Soviet in 1974, and appointed a member of the Politburo in 1979. Gorbachev was elected General Secretary by the Politburo in 1985. Gorbachev's attempts at reform as well as summit conferences with United States President Ronald Reagan and his reorientation of Soviet strategic aims contributed to the end of the Cold War, ended the political supremacy of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) and led to the dissolution of the Soviet Union. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990. His wife Raisa Titarenko died in 1999 of leukemia. As of 2017 Mr. Gorbachev is 86 years old. Dust jacket now in Brodart mylar protective (clear) cover. Beautiful rare collectors grade copy of this book written by one of the most influential men of the 20th Century.. Extremely rare in this state and condition. ; Photographs; 2.5 x 10 x 6.5 Inches; 769 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 1297.97 USD
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9 Halliday, E. M. When Hell Froze Over
New York , NY Simon & Schuster 2000 0743407261 / 9780743407267 First Edition paperback Fine with no dust jacket 
As new condition. Remainder mark. This book is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 319 pages 
Price: 4.70 USD
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10 Hibil, Edna "Rudy", Signed Lithograph (Artist Signed)
Edna Hibil ca1990 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine 
Doubled signed by artist Edna Hibil. 7/10 ed 304. dna Hibel was born in 1917 and she grew up in the Boston area. By the young age of 9 she began experimenting with painting in elementary school. Her summers where spent along the shore in Hull, Massachusetts and in Maine learning about watercolor painting. Edna Hibel received her formal artistic training at the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts, from 1935-1939. In 1942, she was earned the Sturtevant Traveling Fellowship to Mexico. The work of Edna Hibel has been shown in prominent museums and galleries in over 20 countries, including museums located in Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Russia and the U.S.A., and under the royal patronage of Count and Countess Bernadotte of Germany, Count Thor Bonde of Sweden, Prince and the late Princess Rainier of Monaco and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of England.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Artist 
Price: 200.00 USD
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11 listed, no author State Papers and Publick Documents of the United States From the Accession of George Washington to the Presidency, Exhibiting a Complete View of Our Foreign Relations Since That Time
Boston, MA Thomas B. Wait 1819 Third Edition; First Impression Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Original full leather binding worn with rubs. Tight binding. Heavy foxing to contents. This volume (9) contains messages by president James Madison and others. Topics include British and French seizures of U. S. ships, Florida, Russia, West Indies, Barbary Powers, British traffick in negroes, etc. War of 1812. Also has index for volumes 1-9. Rare. ; Vol 9; Vol. 9 
Price: 151.98 USD
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Hungary's Fight for Freedom, No Author Listed
12 No Author Listed Hungary's Fight for Freedom
New York, NY Time Inc. 1956 First Edition; First Impression Magazine Very Good with no dust jacket 
Life Magazine Cover has rubs now protected by archival sleeve. This is the story in photos of the Hungarian Revolt against Russia after 12 years of oppression by Russia. Hungary was a token given to Russia after World War II and the rest of the world sat by as Communist took over. In 1956 the people of Hungary revolted with limited weapons against Russian Tanks. The photos are very revealing and capture the determination of people in revolt against Communists rule. The account also captures the quest for freedom within each human being. No Author. ; Photographs; Missing as of 12/07 
Price: 15.98 USD
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USSR Exhibition, New York 1959, No Author Listed
13 No Author Listed USSR Exhibition, New York 1959
New York 1959 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
The official brochure of the USSR Exhibition in 1959 held in New York. There is also an address by N.S. Khrushchov laid in. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition. ; Exhibition Booklet; Photos and illustrations; 0 X 0 X 0 inches; 17 pages 
Price: 11.97 USD
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14 Perryman, Michael Strange Defeat - The Fall of France NM
Avalanche Press N.D. First Edition; Various Boxed As New with no dust jacket 
Boxed war game. In the spring of 1940, the French Army, generally believed to be the best in the world, again faced her mortal enemy, the German Army. With the last war scarcely 20 years past, this one seemed destined to develop along similar lines. British forces came ashore in strength and both nations made a show of cooperating. Few believed that Belgium could stay out of the conflict, but her leaders continued to act as if it was possible.When the attack finally came, the speed and ferocity of modern warfare overwhelmed the Dutch and Belgian armies in the first few days and the French and British not long after. Air power, paratroopers and massed armor caught the Allies flat-footed and unable to effectively respond. In six short weeks two more countries fell under Nazi control, the French Army was defeated and the British ejected from the continent. None could have foreseen this strange defeat just a few short weeks before.Strange Defeat is a sequel to Defiant Russia and Red Vengeance. Like those games, its designed as an easy to learn, fun game. The map portrays the Netherlands, Belgium, western Germany and northern France. ; Video Game; 9.25 X 6.25 X 1.25 inches 
Price: 14.38 USD
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49th Alaska Statehood Celebration of Auburn, New York, Poole, Thomas J.
15 Poole, Thomas J. 49th Alaska Statehood Celebration of Auburn, New York
Auburn, N.Y. Committee 1959 First Edition; Various Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Celebration program for the making of Alaska a State. Held in Auburn, N.Y. since William Seward the Secretary of State during Lincoln's tenure was the architect of the Alaska Purchase from Russia in 1867 for $7.2 million. Mr. Seward did not attract the attention he should have for such a fantastic purchase due to the overshadowing of Lincoln's assination. The Seward family name in Auburn N.Y. has a long influencial history with Generals, Bankers, and other accomplishments. Program contains photos, stories, a 1959 map, and period advertsements. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition.Scarce. ; Map, Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 19.97 USD
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16 Rose, Clive The Soviet Propaganda Network A Directory of Organisations Serving Soviet Foreign Policy
New York , NY St. Martin's Press 1988 1854510002 / 9781854510006 First Impression Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Black cover with gilt print. Dust in brodart mylar protective cover! As new condition. Notes and Fully indexed. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 313 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 15.18 USD
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The Arctic Airmen  Royal Air Force in Spitsbergen and North Russia in 1942, Schofield, Ernest &  Roy Conyers Nesbit
17 Schofield, Ernest & Roy Conyers Nesbit The Arctic Airmen Royal Air Force in Spitsbergen and North Russia in 1942
William Kimber & Co Ltd 1987 0718306600 / 9780718306601 First Edition; Various Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Dust has been neatly glued by former owner to prevent loss. Minor notes by former owner inside under front flap otherwise the contents are very clean. Fully indexed. ; Photographs; 9.37 X 6.06 X 1.02 inches; 256 pages 
Price: 15.98 USD
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Jane's pocket book 20, Helicopters, Taylor, Michael J.H.  (compiler)
18 Taylor, Michael J.H. (compiler) Jane's pocket book 20, Helicopters
London Macdonald and Jane's 1978 0354011332 / 9780354011334 First Edition; First Impression paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Dark blue PVC cover with white lettering. Very clean. Scarce. ; Jane's ; Vol. 20; Photographs and drawings; Oblong Small 4to 9"; 260 pages 
Price: 9.58 USD
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Russian Communisim A Challenge and a Fraud, Wilbur, William H.
19 Wilbur, William H. Russian Communisim A Challenge and a Fraud
Caldwell, Idaho The Caxton Printers 1964 First Impression Hardcover Good in Poor dust jacket Signed by Author
Rare signed copy. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 296 pages; Signed by Author 
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Boevye samolety Rossii  Spravochnik, Zuenko, IUrii
20 Zuenko, IUrii Boevye samolety Rossii Spravochnik
Moscow Elakos 1994 5851390107 / 9785851390104 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
A book about Russian military Aircraft. Written in Russian. Full of illustrations and color photos. diagrams, tables, and charts. ; Russian Edition; Illustrated, color plates; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 185 pages 
Price: 11.97 USD
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