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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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The Course of Time with a memoir of the Author, Bollok, Robert
2 Bollok, Robert The Course of Time with a memoir of the Author
Portland, ME Sanborn & Carter 1846 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
A miniature book (3 1/4 x 2 1/4) with worn leather binding and gilt edges. Fully indexed. An epic poem written by a Scottish author who went to seminary of the United Sessions Church in Gasglow and was granted a preachers liscense.Written as a song his Book 1 was to invoke the Spirit to inspire his song. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition.Very Rare. ; Square 48mo 3½" - 4; 276 pages 
Price: 86.97 USD
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The Ghost Mountain Boys  Their Epic March and the Terrifying Battle for New Guinea--The Forgotten War of the South Pacific, Campbell, James
3 Campbell, James The Ghost Mountain Boys Their Epic March and the Terrifying Battle for New Guinea--The Forgotten War of the South Pacific
Crown 2007 0307335968 / 9780307335968 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Author signed bookplate and letter to former owner from author. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. Lying due north of Australia, New Guinea is among the world’s largest islands. In 1942, when World War II exploded onto its shores, it was an inhospitable, cursorily mapped, disease-ridden land of dense jungle, towering mountain peaks, deep valleys, and fetid swamps. Coveted by the Japanese for its strategic position, New Guinea became the site of one of the South Pacific’s most savage campaigns. Despite their lack of jungle training, the 32nd Division’s Ghost Mountain Boys were assigned the most grueling mission of the entire Pacific campaign: to march 130 miles over the rugged Owen Stanley Mountains and to protect the right flank of the Australian army as they fought to push the Japanese back to the village of Buna on New Guinea’s north coast.

Comprised of National Guardsmen from Michigan and Wisconsin, reserve officers, and draftees from across the country, the 32nd Division lacked more than training—they were without even the basics necessary for survival. The men were not issued the specialized clothing that later became standard issue for soldiers fighting in the South Pacific; they fought in hastily dyed combat fatigues that bled in the intense humidity and left them with festering sores. They waded through brush and vines without the aid of machetes. They did not have insect repellent. Without waterproof containers, their matches were useless and the quinine and vitamin pills they carried, as well as salt and chlorination tablets, crumbled in their pockets. Exhausted and pushed to the brink of human endurance, the Ghost Mountain Boys fell victim to malnutrition and disease. Forty-two days after they set out, they arrived two miles south of Buna, nearly shattered by the experience. Arrival in Buna provided no respite. The 32nd Division was ordered to launch an immediate assault on the Japanese position. After two months of furious—sometimes hand-to-hand—combat, the decimated division finally achieved victory. The ferocity of the struggle for Buna was summed up in Time magazine on December 28, 1942, three weeks before the Japanese army was defeated: “Nowhere in the world today are American soldiers engaged in fighting so desperate, so merciless, so bitter, or so bloody.”Reminiscent of classics like Band of Brothers and The Things They Carried, this harrowing portrait of a largely overlooked campaign is part war diary, part extreme adventure tale, and (through letters, journals, and interviews) part biography of a group of men who fought to survive in an environment every bit as fierce as the enemy they faced. Rare. ; 1.4 x 9.3 x 6.3 Inches; 400 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 42.97 USD
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Bobby Fischer Vs the Rest of the World, Darrach, Brad
4 Darrach, Brad Bobby Fischer Vs the Rest of the World
Stein & Day Pub 1974 0812816188 / 9780812816181 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Book and dust is in very good condition. In 1972, an epic chess match took place in Iceland between representatives of the two great super-powers of the world: Bobby vs. Boris. Boris was backed by the Mighty Soviet Union, with late night phone calls coming from his handlers in Moscow, telling him what his next move should be. Meanwhile, Bobby stood alone against the might of the opposing nation. But, Bobby was not exactly alone. The Americans did not need to tell him what moves to make on the chessboard. Bobby already knew how to do that. Rather, what the Americans needed to do was somehow to get him to sit down at the board and play the game. Here is the story of that titanic struggle: One half of the world trying to get Bobby to play, while the other half was trying to defeat him assuming that he did play. Hence the Title: Bobby Fischer vs. The Rest of the World. In the end, Bobby won. Émigrés from the Soviet Union often state that, more than any other single event, this defeat led to the collapse of the Soviet Union. (Editorial Review) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 240 pages 
Price: 11.97 USD
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Martin Fierro, Heranandez, Jose
5 Heranandez, Jose Martin Fierro
Buenos Aires, Argentina Ediciones Argentinas S.R.L. 1976 1st Edition Thus; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with No dust jacket as issued Illustrated by Tomas Ditaranto 
Very rare printing. Tapas Wood (mulbeerry wood) cover with leather backstrap. Very small chip to wood at bottom edge of cover. Hardly noticable. The cover is high gloss with goucho sitting and playing guitar. "Martín Fierro, also known as El Gaucho Martín Fierro, is a 2,316-line epic poem by the Argentine writer José Hernández. The poem was originally published in two parts, El Gaucho Martín Fierro (1872) and La Vuelta de Martín Fierro (1879). The poem supplied a historical link to the gauchos' contribution to the national development of Argentina, for the gaucho had played a major role in Argentina's independence from Spain.The poem, written in a Spanish that evokes rural Argentina, is widely seen as the pinnacle of the genre of "gauchesque" poetry (poems centered on the life of the gaucho, written in a style that evokes the rural Argentine ballads known as payadas) and a touchstone of Argentine national identity. It has appeared in literally hundreds of editions and has been translated into over 70 languages. Beautiful prints inside book. ; Illustrations, Prints; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 311 pages 
Price: 479.97 USD
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War Monthly, Issue 9, Decembewr 1974, No Author Listed
6 No Author Listed War Monthly, Issue 9, Decembewr 1974
London War Monthly Publications or Marshall Cavendish, or Acquarish Publications 1974 First Edition; Various Magazine Very Good 
Magazine- in good to very good condition. Many interesting articles and photos. Includes among others Undersea Kamikaze, The V2 Rocket, The French '75', Suvorov's Alpine Epic... Scarce if not rare. Magazine in archival sleeve to protect condition.; Photos, Maps, illustrtions 
Price: 19.97 USD
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Killer Summer (Author Signed), Pearson, Ridley
7 Pearson, Ridley Killer Summer (Author Signed)
Putnam Adult 2009 0399155724 / 9780399155727 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Endpaper signed by author. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. Sun Valley sheriff Walt Fleming returns in this high-intensity thriller from New York Times- bestselling author Ridley Pearson.

Sun Valley, Idaho-playground of the wealthy and politically connected-is home to an annual wine auction that attracts high rollers from across the country, and Blaine County Sheriff Walt Fleming is the one who must ensure it goes off without a hitch. The world's most elite wine connoisseurs have descended on Sun Valley to taste and bid on the world's best wines, including three bottles claimed to have been a gift from Thomas Jefferson to John Adams. With sky-high prices all but guaranteed for these historic items, it's no wonder a group of thieves is out to steal them. Walt is responsible for all aspects of the glitzy event, from security of the dignitaries to the physical safety of the auction site to the transportation and safeguard of the wines themselves.

Walt is enjoying a rare afternoon of freedom, fly-fishing with his nephew, Kevin, when a passing truck catches his eye- his suspicions throwing him headlong into the discovery of a complicated plan to steal the rare wine. When a bomb detonates just as the auction revs up, the investigation explodes as well, pulling Walt in a dozen different directions. It seems Walt is caught in the middle of a heist of epic proportions-and not the heist he had prepared for-all orchestrated by the ingenious mind of Christopher Cantell, a man who appears to have covered everything, including the way Walt's own sheriff's office will react. Scarce. May have dust spotting on top edge from shelf storage over time.; Walt Fleming; 1.4 x 8.9 x 6.3 Inches; 384 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 12.97 USD
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My Enemy, My Brother Men and Days of Gettysburg, Persico, Joseph E.
8 Persico, Joseph E. My Enemy, My Brother Men and Days of Gettysburg
Viking Adult 1977 0670498610 / 9780670498611 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Author signed bookplate. Also has former owners bookplate neatly placed. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. In July 1863 the invading Army of Northern Virginia, confident from its victory at Chancellorsville, unexpectedly encountered the Army of the Potomac, still without a general Lincoln could trust, at a small town in Pennsylvania. And there, among the verdant hills, rich fields, and sparkling brooks around Gettysburg, the two armies slaughtered each other in fearful numbers. My Enemy, My Brother is a remarkable re-creation of that battle, told not as military strategists have told it, but the way soldiers, doctors, shopkeepers, farmers, and wives lived it. Drawn from the letters, diaries, and memoirs of the people at Gettysburg, Persico's powerful work chronicles the passions and beliefs, the day-to-day routines, the pain and the terror of those caught up in the epic conflict that, for thousands, became their last role on earth. ; 1.2 x 9.5 x 6.5 Inches; 252 pages; Signed by Author 
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Sidney Smith, 8 x 10 Black and White Photo signed, Smith, Sidney
9 Smith, Sidney Sidney Smith, 8 x 10 Black and White Photo signed
c1917 First Edition; First Impression Non-Book Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
This is an 8 x 10 Photo of Sidney Smith under a statue of Andy Gump holding his two dogs. (Original not a reproduction) The photo has his inscription on face that says " To John G. Kidd, Yours for Fun. Sidney Smith." Robert Sidney Smith was the creator of the great American family epic 'The Gumps'. Smith was already almost forty years old when the first panel of this strip was published, in 1917. In 1908, he published his first comic, 'Buck Nix'. When he got hired by the Chicago Tribune the name changed to 'Old Doc Yak'. In 1919, Smith was forced to abandon this strip due to the immense popularity of 'The Gumps', which had greatly boosted the Tribune's circulation. The Gump family brought Smith fame and riches, which he spent on several houses and cars. The depression of the 1930s did not affect him, for he was able to sign a new contract with the Tribune that paid him a million dollars over the next three years, plus a brand new Rolls Royce as a bonus. Driving home after having closed the deal, Sidney Smith collided with another car and was killed instantly. After that 'The Gumps' were taken over by Gus Edson.The Gumps inspired Amos 'n' Andy and thus had a huge influence on the introduction of radio serial continuity and radio-television situation comedies, as detailed by broadcast historian Elizabeth McLeod in the "Andy Gump to Andy Brown" section of her popular culture essay, "Amos 'n' Andy—In Person" and her book, The Original Amos 'n' Andy: Freeman Gosden, Charles Correll, and the 1928–43 Radio Serial (McFarland, 2005). Mainly due to the research of McLeod, Sidney Smith is now regarded as a seminal figure in 20th-century popular culture. Extremely Rare! We provide delivery tracking on US orders. Possibly no publication date in item.; Autograph; Photograph; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 1 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 129.97 USD
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The Armageddon Chronicles    A Mafia Epic (Author Signed), Suttle, Courtney
10 Suttle, Courtney The Armageddon Chronicles A Mafia Epic (Author Signed)
Lincoln, NB Dageforde Publishing 1999 1886225559 / 9781886225558 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Author inscribed on end paper. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 440 pages; p; Signed by Author 
Price: 11.97 USD
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M'FINGAL.  An Epic Poem. With an Introduction and Notes by Benson J. Lossing, LL.D., Trumbull, John [1750 - 1831]. Lossing, Benson J. - Contributor.
11 Trumbull, John [1750 - 1831]. Lossing, Benson J. - Contributor. M'FINGAL. An Epic Poem. With an Introduction and Notes by Benson J. Lossing, LL.D.
American Book Exchange, 1881 Later Printing; First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Green cover with gold and black print. 
Price: 16.97 USD
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