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A Moral Military, Axinn, Sidney
1 Axinn, Sidney A Moral Military
Temple University Press 1990 0877227802 / 9780877227809 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
; 0.75 x 9.25 x 6.25 Inches; 230 pages; Should a good soldier ever disobey a direct military order? Are there restrictions on how we fight a war? What is meant by 'military honor', and does it really affect the contemporary soldier? Is human dignity possible under battlefield conditions? Sidney Axinn considers these basic ethical questions within the context of the laws of warfare and answers 'yes' to each of these questions. In this study of the conduct of war, he examines actions that are honorable or dishonorable and provides the first full-length treatment of the military conventions from a philosophical point of view. Axinn gives a philosophical analysis of the 'Laws of Warfare' as found in the Hague and Geneva Conventions, which have been agreed to by almost every nation in the world. The aims of his study are to establish a basic twentieth-century framework for moral military action and to assist military personnel in analyzing their won professional ethic.Stating that moral reasoning is required by people in military uniform in a wide variety of situations, the author examines the question of the limits of military obedience. Axinn argues for the seriousness of the concept of military honor but limits honorable military activity by a strict interpretation of the notion of war crime. Major chapters deal with military honor, prisoners of war, spying, war crimes, the dirty-hands theory of command, nuclear weapons, terrorism, and covert operations. This philosophical study of the line between honorable and dishonorable military action cautions that in compliance with the war conventions professional military personnel and knowledgeable civilians must not lose their moral nerve nor abandon honor to satisfy immoral political requests. Author note: Sidney Axinn is Professor of Philosophy at Temple University. 
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Chalice to the sky, Billinger, Lois White
2 Billinger, Lois White Chalice to the sky
Philadelphia PA Dorrance 1953 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Author signed on endpaper. Blue cover with gold lettering. Dust jacket now in Brodart mylar protective (clear) cover. Very clean. Signed by author. Rare. ; Contemporary poets of Dorrance series; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 80 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 24.97 USD
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Checkmate  (Author Signed), Bodman, Karna Small
3 Bodman, Karna Small Checkmate (Author Signed)
Forge Books 2007 0765315424 / 9780765315427 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author. Dr. Cameron Talbot has invented a breakthrough technology to defend against cruise missiles. But she needs support from skeptical company officers, funding from a reluctant Congress, and help from the White House to develop her life-saving project. Lt. Col. Hunt Daniels, detailed from the Pentagon to the White House National Security Council to investigate Dr. Talbots work, sees the potential of the invention. The fact that hes attracted to the brilliant scientist adds one more dimension to his interest in her work. But disaster is brewing overseas as militants in the disputed Kashmir region of India steal a series of missiles from sympathizers in the Pakistani military and launch one against India. At the same time, they send one of their agents to Washington, D.C., to steal Dr. Talbots technology so they can protect themselves when their enemies retaliate. The scientist and the NSC staffer find themselves enmeshed in terrorist plots and political wrangling at the highest levels. With scenes in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Capitol Hill, Georgetown restaurants, and Washington dinner parties, as well as action in Kashmir, New Delhi, and at the Taj Mahal, the tension and intrigue escalate until two nuclear-armed countries stand at the brink of war.; 1.2 x 9.4 x 6.3 Inches; 336 pages; Signed by Author 
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Fat Tuesday  (Author Signed), Brown, Sandra
4 Brown, Sandra Fat Tuesday (Author Signed)
New York Warner Books 1997 0446516325 / 9780446516327 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by author. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown's latest romantic thriller is set against the lively and decadent backdrop of New Orleans--where, to avenge the acquittal of his partner's murderer, a policeman kidnaps the defense lawyer's wife. Scarce. ; 1.5 x 9.1 x 6.1 Inches; p; Signed by Author 
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BARBARA BUSH (Author Signed)  A Memoir, Bush, Barbara
5 Bush, Barbara BARBARA BUSH (Author Signed) A Memoir
New York , NY Charles Scribners Sons 1994 0025196359 / 9780025196353 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Violet cover. Dust not price clipped. Original signature on bookplate in addition to machine signature. Very clean almost new condition. Mrs. Bush was an engaging women that through adversity and trial will be remembered for her strength and poise. After her husband (President George H.W. Bush) finished his presidency she became a well known speaker and advoate for literacy. Dust jacket now in Brodart mylar protective (clear) cover. Rare signed copy.; Photos; 1.9 x 9.56 x 6.52 Inches; 512 pages;

Barbara Bush is certainly among the most popular First Ladies ever to live in the White House. Politics aside, people worldwide have come to admire her wit, her candor and compassion, as well as her unswerving devotion to her husband and children.

In her memoir, Mrs. Bush for the first time gives readers a very private look at a life lived in the public eye for more than twenty-five years. She begins with a compelling portrait of her early years, including: growing up in Rye, New York, and meeting George Bush; life as a young bride and mother, moving far away from home to West Texas; and the almost unbearable pain of losing a child.

With contemporary American history as the backdrop, Mrs. Bush remembers the shock of learning that her fiancé has been shot down in the Pacific during World War II; the disbelief when a black friend is refused service in a Southern restaurant in the 1950s; and the fear when she is caught in the middle of a student protest march in the 1960s.

She recounts her years in public life, from first moving to Washington when George Bush was elected to Congress; to her experience living in New York as the wife of the Ambassador to the United Nations and in China as wife of the U.S. envoy. She talks candidly about the ups and downs of three presidential campaigns and describes her role as the wife of the Vice President, culminating in the climactic White House years.

Drawing upon excerpts from her diary, which she has compiled for more than thirty years, Mrs. Bush takes us behind the scenes of the Persian Gulf conflict and the end of the Cold War. She talks about both the Bushes' struggle to overcome Graves' disease and how she faced the controversy that erupted at Wellesley College before her commencement speech.

Through the friendships she developed over the years with world leaders and their spouses, we meet and get to know the Gorbachevs, the Thatchers, the Mitterrands, the Mubaraks, and many others. And she tells us why she threw so much of her energy and compassion behind the important cause of making more Americans literate.

This memoir includes hundreds of the funny, often self-deprecating, and occasionally touching anecdotes for which Mrs. Bush is well known: surprising a rat while swimming in the White House pool; accidentally stomping on Boris Yeltsin's foot under the table during a state dinner; wearing a $29 pair of shoes for her husband's inaugural ball.

She also talks about the disappointments of the 1992 presidential campaign and the joys of rediscovering private life, including driving and cooking again for the first time in twelve years.

This is a warm and funny memoir that will charm Mrs. Bush's millions of admirers and earn her many more.; Signed by Author 
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Jimmy Carter The Virtues of Aging (Author Signed), Carter, Jimmy
6 Carter, Jimmy Jimmy Carter The Virtues of Aging (Author Signed)
New York , NY The Ballantine Publishing Group 1998 0345428269 / 9780345428264 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Buff cover with reddish brown spine and gold print. Dust jacket in mylar (clear plastic) cover! Signed by President Carter on title page. Dust jacket not price clipped. Collector's piece! ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 140 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 69.97 USD
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The Old Buzzard Had It Coming  (Author Signed), Casey, Donis
7 Casey, Donis The Old Buzzard Had It Coming (Author Signed)
Scottsdale, AZ Poisoned Pen Press 2005 1590581490 / 9781590581490 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author on Title Page. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. One winter evening in 1912, in the woods outside of Boynton, Oklahoma, abusive and drunken Harley Day surprises his son John Lee and the neighbor girl Phoebe Tucker in a lovers' tryst. An hour later, when John Lee walks his beloved home, Phoebe's mother, Alafair Tucker, suspects that something is amiss. How could she know her daughter has been involved in a violent confrontation that will make Phoebe and her beau murder suspects?At supper that evening, over bowls of soupy beans and buttery cornbread, Alafair, her husband Shaw, and their nine lively children, much amused that Phoebe has a boyfriend, discuss the unfortunate Day family. The Days are tormented by their evil father, who beats his wife, mistreats his children, and wastes their money. The mother is helpless, and the eldest daughter, Maggie Ellen, has run away, leaving only 19-year-old John Lee and his 13-year-old sister Naomi to care for the younger children and keep the family from destitution.Then... well, the old buzzard had it coming!This Best Unpublished Mystery of 2004 (The Oklahoma Writers' Federation, Inc.) is the first in a new series. ; An Alafair Tucker Mystery; 0.9 x 8.6 x 5.6 Inches; 226 pages; p; Signed by Author 
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8 Cawood, Chris; Seale, Gaynell The Spring of '68 (Author Signed)
Magnolia Hill Press 1998 0964223155 / 9780964223158 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Like new. Autographed and numbered copy. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover ; 0.9 x 9.35 x 6.28 Inches; 216 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 9.97 USD
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Last days of Knickerbocker life in New York, Dayton, Abram C
9 Dayton, Abram C Last days of Knickerbocker life in New York
New York , NY G.W. Harlan 1882 First Impression Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Green cover with gold print. Wonderfully written about the period of the 1830"s in New York. Book was published after the author's death in 1877 when the manuscript was found in his belongings. It was written during the 1830"s when the author was a contemporary of the period. A lot of references to New York. "Albion, St. Marks, Lafayette, Waverly, Washington and other grand places wee inaugurated through the instrumentality of "wild cat" tenders, and grandfathers simple Knickerbocker home was abandoned for more sumptuous residence in fashionable quarters ." Front hinge starting to crack otherwise fine condition.. Rare. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; 275 pages; p 
Price: 39.97 USD
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The Niobara Service Book from the Book of Common Prayer of 1929 / Niobrara Wocekiye Wowapi, Deanery, Niobrara
10 Deanery, Niobrara The Niobara Service Book from the Book of Common Prayer of 1929 / Niobrara Wocekiye Wowapi
South Dakota Niobrara Deanery 1937 Revised Edition; First Impression Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Black cover with gilt print. Contemporary black cloth, gilt-lettered spine. Niobrara Deanery, South Dakota Obaspe. The Bishop White Prayer Book Society underwrote the publcation of the Niobara Service Book in the Dakota language for use of the Indians in South Dakota. The original translation was done in the late 19th century. Exlibrary from the Diocesan library at Church House Philadelphia when it closed. Rare. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 368 pages 
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Two O'Clock, Eastern Wartime  A Novel (Author Signed), Dunning, John
11 Dunning, John Two O'Clock, Eastern Wartime A Novel (Author Signed)
New York Scribner 2001 0743201957 / 9780743201957 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover As New in As New dust jacket Signed by Author
As new condition. Signed on title page with silver ink! "John Dunning, one of the master storytellers of our time, has written a hauntingly evocative tale of suspense. Set during WWII, Two O"Clock, Eastern Wartime transports the reader. The mystery, romance, the music the voices of that era's radio, econ in memory long after the last page is turned." Linda Fairstein, author. This is a collectors grade book! ; 1.58 x 9.46 x 6.31 Inches; 480 pages; Signed by Author 
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10-lb. Penalty  (Author Signed), Francis, Dick
12 Francis, Dick 10-lb. Penalty (Author Signed)
Putnam 1997 0399143025 / 9780399143021 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
; 1.4 x 8.9 x 5.9 Inches; 273 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 15.97 USD
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Flashman And The Dragon From the Flashman Papers, 1860, Fraser, George Macdonald
13 Fraser, George Macdonald Flashman And The Dragon From the Flashman Papers, 1860
London, England Collins Harvill 1985 0002712458 / 9780002712453 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Red cover with gold lettering. Book has a tilt from reading otherwise fine condition. Dust jacket now in Brodart mylar protective (clear) cover. May have dust spotting on top edge from shelf storage over time.; 8.75 x 1.25 x 6.25 Inches; 394 pages 
Price: 14.97 USD
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The LOVE SONG OF J EDGAR HOOVER, Friedman, Kinky
14 Friedman, Kinky The LOVE SONG OF J EDGAR HOOVER
Simon & Schuster 1996 0684803771 / 9780684803777 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Looks new. SIGNED. Nothing is sacred in a Kinky Friedman book. Friedman and his characters will take on any subject and have at it. Therein lies his charm. ; Kinky Friedman Novels; 1 x 9.2 x 6.2 Inches; 240 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 12.97 USD
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15 Hamer, Red Four Seasons of Chester County (Author Signed)
Four Seasons Book Pub 1988 0960540040 / 9780960540044 First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed and limited edition #2954 of 3000 of Vol 2. Map endpapers, photographs throughout. ; Vol. 2; 0.8 x 11.1 x 8.7 Inches; Signed by Author 
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Hitler's Niece  A Novel, Hansen, Ron
16 Hansen, Ron Hitler's Niece A Novel
HarperCollins 1999 0060194197 / 9780060194192 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author on Title Page. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. In September 1931, a 23-year-old woman was found dead in the Munich flat owned by Adolf Hitler, an unfinished letter on her desk and his handgun on the floor beside her. She was Geli Raubal, the daughter of Hitler's widowed half-sister, and, as Hitler later melodramatically claimed, the only woman he ever loved. Although he had known of Geli since her birth, he was aloof from his Austrian family during his first years as head of the struggling Nazi Party. But in 1927, six years before he became chancellor, Hitler invited his half-sister to become housekeeper of his alpine home in Obersalzberg and to bring along her daughter, offering to pay for Geli's medical studies at the university in Munich. Seeing his niece on a daily basis, he soon fell jealously in love, for Geli was, as Hitler's friends later said, "an enchantress," pretty, fun-loving, witty, flirtatious, and able, as no one else was, to put her strange, high-strung uncle at ease. In a carefully researched historical novel that is haunting, unflinching, shocking, profound, and as compulsively readable as a psychological thriller, Ron Hansen presents Adolf Hitler as he has never before been seen in fiction, but as his intimates must have seen him. And through the eyes of a favorite niece who has been all but lost to history, we see the frightening rise in prestige and political power of a vain, vulgar, sinister man who thrived on hate and cruelty and would stop at nothing to keep the horror of his inner life hidden from the world. Hitler's Niece is a masterpiece, a luminous, suspenseful, beautifully crafted novel, full of passion, events, and insight, that reinforces Ron Hansen's growing reputation as one of our foremost writers of fiction. ; (Author Signed); 1.3 x 9.6 x 6.4 Inches; 320 pages; Signed by Author 
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Dia de los Muertos  (Author Signed), Harrington, Kent & James Crumley
17 Harrington, Kent & James Crumley Dia de los Muertos (Author Signed)
Tucson, AZ Dennis McMillan Publications 1997 0939767309 / 9780939767304 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Scott Musgrove Signed by Author
Signed by author on title page. Beautiful illustrated cover and book. Looks new. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Scarce. ; 1 x 9.6 x 6.7 Inches; 244 pages; p; Signed by Author 
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In a True Light  (Author Signed), HARVEY, John
18 HARVEY, John In a True Light (Author Signed)
William Heinemann 2001 0434009962 / 9780434009961 First Edition; 1st Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author on Title Page. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. "If the title King of Crime is to go to the male writer who is at the summit of his form and writing some of the best crime fiction...the crown is John Harvey's." Author is the writer of the Resnick Novels. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 272 pages; Signed by Author 
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The Virginia Adventure  Roanoke to James Towne: An Archaeological and Historical Odyssey, Hume, Ivor Noel
19 Hume, Ivor Noel The Virginia Adventure Roanoke to James Towne: An Archaeological and Historical Odyssey
Knopf 1994 0394564464 / 9780394564463 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by author on bookplate. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. For thirty-five years, as writer, lecturer, and chief archaeologist at Colonial Williamsburg, Ivor Noel Hume has enlivened for us the material culture of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century America. After his warmly praised book Martin's Hundred, he now turns to the two earliest English outposts in Virginia -- Roanoke and James Towne -- and pieces together revelatory information extrapolated from the shards and postholes of excavations at these sites with contemporary accounts found in journals, letters, and official records of the period. He illuminates narratives that have a mythic status in our early history: the exploits of Sir Walter Ralegh, Captain John Smith, and Powhatan; the life and death of Pocahontas; and the disappearance of the Roanoke colony. He recounts a recent important excavation at Roanoke where he and his colleagues found the work site of a metallurgist named Joachim Gans, whose findings about the mineral wealth of Virginia helped to convince London merchants that America was a worthy risk This is an account of high and low adventure, of noble efforts and base impulses, and of the inevitably tragic interactions between Indians and Europeans, marked by greed, treachery, and commonplace savagery on both sides. The astonishment of this history is that despite bad luck, bad management, and bad blood, the English presence in America persisted and the Virginia settlements survived as the birthplace of a country founded on English law and language.

With clarity, authority, and elegant wit, Noel Hume has enhanced our understanding of the historical forces and principal players behind England's first perilous ventures into the New World, and proved again that he is without a doubt one of the great interpreters of our early colonial past. ; 1.5 x 9.3 x 6.4 Inches; 491 pages; For thirty-five years, as writer, lecturer, and chief archaeologist at Colonial Williamsburg, Ivor Noel Hume has enlivened for us the material culture of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century America. After his warmly praised book Martin's Hundred, he now turns to the two earliest English outposts in Virginia -- Roanoke and James Towne -- and pieces together revelatory information extrapolated from the shards and postholes of excavations at these sites with contemporary accounts found in journals, letters, and official records of the period. He illuminates narratives that have a mythic status in our early history: the exploits of Sir Walter Ralegh, Captain John Smith, and Powhatan; the life and death of Pocahontas; and the disappearance of the Roanoke colony. He recounts a recent important excavation at Roanoke where he and his colleagues found the work site of a metallurgist named Joachim Gans, whose findings about the mineral wealth of Virginia helped to convince London merchants that America was a worthy risk This is an account of high and low adventure, of noble efforts and base impulses, and of the inevitably tragic interactions between Indians and Europeans, marked by greed, treachery, and commonplace savagery on both sides. The astonishment of this history is that despite bad luck, bad management, and bad blood, the English presence in America persisted and the Virginia settlements survived as the birthplace of a country founded on English law and language.

With clarity, authority, and elegant wit, Noel Hume has enhanced our understanding of the historical forces and principal players behind England's first perilous ventures into the New World, and proved again that he is without a doubt one of the great interpreters of our early colonial past.; Signed by Author 
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The Brazen Serpent, or Faith in Christ Illustrated, Jones, Joseph H. D. D. (1797-1868)
20 Jones, Joseph H. D. D. (1797-1868) The Brazen Serpent, or Faith in Christ Illustrated
Philadelphia PA Presbyterian Board of Publication 1864 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Reddish brown cover has raised pattern and lettering is in gold. This is an extremely rare publication made during the civil war. The first five chapters all have the title "The Brazen Serpent", Chapter 6 is Little Eleanor about a gifted child who died and then Chapter 7 is The Basket Boy. The book is written for children and is mostly about the serpent in the wilderness. There are contemporary stories mixed in to illustrate God's care for faithful.The cover is in fine condition, but pages starting to yellow.Very clean contents. Joseph Huntington Jones, D. D., the brother of Judge Joel Jones, was born in Coventry, Connecticut, on August 24th, 1797. He graduated at Harvard University, in 1817. For a time he was employed as Tutor in Bowdoin College, Maine. He completed his theological studies at the Princeton Theological Semi­nary; was licensed as a probationer, September 19th, 1822, by the Presbytery of Susquehanna, and was, by the same Presbytery, ordained as an evangelist, April 29th, 1824. This book is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition. From 1861 to 1868 he was Secretary of the Relief Fund for Disabled Ministers, in which capacity he did a noble work, for which he deserves the lasting gratitude of the Church. He died on December 22d of 1868. Rare.; Engraving; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 108 pages 
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