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  • Abbott, Margot.
    THE LAST INNOCENT HOUR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in Berlin in the 1930's as the city is on the brink of World War II, and in 1946 in the aftermath of the war. 505 pp. ISBN: 0-312-063776.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 28065
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  • BITTER EDEN: A Novel. by Afrika, Tatamkhulu (1920-2002)
    Afrika, Tatamkhulu (1920-2002)
    BITTER EDEN: A Novel.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Picador, (2014) dj. Hardcover first edition - An autobiographical novel illuminating the profound and incomparable bonds forged between prisoners of war and is based on Tatamkhulu Afrika's own capture in North Africa and his experiences as a prisoner of war during World War II in Italy and Germany. Originally published in the UK in 2002 (just weeks before his death) this is the first appearance of this novel in the US. Publisher's note. vii, 220 pp. ISBN: 978-1250043665.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 71637
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  • Alexander, Kate (pseudonym of Tilly Armstrong, 1927-2010)
    FRIENDS AND ENEMIES.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1982) dj. Hardcover first edition - A WWII love story- between a German Luftwaffe pilot and a young English woman who is a radar operator. The second novel written under the pseudonym of Kate Alexander.

    Condition: Very good in a near fine dust jacket (top edge dusty, hint of spine slant, prev owner's name on front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 3953
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  • FIELDS OF BATTLE. by Alexander, Kate (pseudonym of Tilly Armstrong, 1927-2010)
    Alexander, Kate (pseudonym of Tilly Armstrong, 1927-2010)
    FIELDS OF BATTLE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1981) dj. Hardcover first edition - First novel written by this author under this pseudonym -Beginning in 1939, this is a "tale of love and conflict in wartime England." 442 pp. ISBN: 0-312288425.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73155
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  • THE JAPANESE LOVER. by Allende, Isabel.
    Allende, Isabel.
    THE JAPANESE LOVER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Atria / Simon & Schuster, 2015. First edition - A "love story and multigenerational epic that sweeps from San Francisco in the present-day to Poland and the United States during the Second World War. In 1939, as Poland falls under the shadow of the Nazis, young Alma BelascoÕs parents send her away to live in safety with an aunt and uncle in their opulent mansion in San Francisco. There, as the rest of the world goes to war, she encounters Ichimei Fukuda, the quiet and gentle son of the familyÕs Japanese gardener." Translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson. 322 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 67162
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  • BILLAROOBY. by Anderson, Jim.
    Anderson, Jim.
    BILLAROOBY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ticknor & Fields, (1988). Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, loosely based on events in his own childhood. Set in 1942 in Billarooby, a remote community in the Australian Outback, this is the story of 11 year old Lindsay who encounters a Japanese soldier who had escaped from a nearby prisoner of war camp. "Empathy between the boy and the prisoners strengthens as he secretly visits the encampment and sees them brutally treated. Tensions in the community are exacerbated by a devastating drought and by incitements to riot when Jack and fellow racists make Billarooby a war zone." (PW) 321 pp. ISBN: 0-899197361.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83667
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  • ONCE TWO HEROES. by Baker, Calvin.
    Baker, Calvin.
    ONCE TWO HEROES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (2003). Hardcover first edition - Young African American author's second novel, set in the aftermath of World War II. Two men, one an African American raised in France who enlists after his parents are killed trying to flee France, and the other a white Southerner from Mississippi, serve together during World War II only to confront the painful post-war realities of American racism. Mather is denied the Medal of Freedom because of his race, and after a futile visit to Washington DC, he is driving back to Los Angeles through Mississippi where a confrontation with a racist winds up with the white man's death, and his brother vowing revenge. 275 pp. Review copy with publisher's material laid in. ISBN: 0-67003164X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81093
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  • ONCE TWO HEROES. by Baker, Calvin.
    Baker, Calvin.
    ONCE TWO HEROES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (2003). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Young African American author's second novel, set in the aftermath of World War II. Two men, one an African American raised in France who enlists after his parents are killed trying to flee France, and the other a white Southerner from Mississippi, serve together during World War II only to confront the painful post-war realities of American racism. Mather is denied the Medal of Freedom because of his race, and after a futile visit to Washington DC, he is driving back to Los Angeles through Mississippi where a confrontation with a racist winds up with the white man's death, and his brother vowing revenge. SIGNED on the title page. 275…

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    New York: Viking, (2003). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Young African American author's second novel, set in the aftermath of World War II. Two men, one an African American raised in France who enlists after his parents are killed trying to flee France, and the other a white Southerner from Mississippi, serve together during World War II only to confront the painful post-war realities of American racism. Mather is denied the Medal of Freedom because of his race, and after a futile visit to Washington DC, he is driving back to Los Angeles through Mississippi where a confrontation with a racist winds up with the white man's death, and his brother vowing revenge. SIGNED on the title page. 275 pp. Review copy with publisher's material laid in. ISBN: 0-67003164X.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81094
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  • THE KINDNESS OF WOMEN by Ballard, J. G.
    Ballard, J. G.
    THE KINDNESS OF WOMEN

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - Sequel to "The Empire of the Sun" - based on Ballard's own experiences as a boy, this follows James from the Japanese prison camps and Shanghai to England after the end of the war. 343 pp. ISBN: 0-374-181101.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 9949
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  • NOONDAY. by Barker, Pat.
    Barker, Pat.
    NOONDAY.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (2016) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in London in the autumn of 1940 during the Blitz. "As the bombs fall on the blacked-out city, ambulance driver Elinor Brooke races from bomb sites to hospitals trying to save the lives of injured survivors, working alongside former friend Kit Neville, while her husband Paul Tarrant works as an air-raid warden." The final book in the Life Class trilogy, this can also be read as a stand-alone novel. 307 pp. ISBN: 978-0385537728.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder dot)

    Book ID: 82331
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  • TIMERAIDER: WARTIDE. by Barnes, John.
    Barnes, John.
    TIMERAIDER: WARTIDE.

    Edition: Paperback original - first printing.

    New York: Gold Eagle - Worldwide, (1992.). SIGNED first edition - The first novel in the Timeraider series: 'An American soldier thrown back in time fights the battles of the past.' SIGNED on the title page. 220 pp. ISBN: 0-373-636040.

    Condition: Good condition only (bookstore stamp, crinkling to lower margin of some pages, slight spine slant, usual toning to the pages.) Uncommon signed.

    Book ID: 57408
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  • TIMERAIDER: WARTIDE. by Barnes, John.
    Barnes, John.
    TIMERAIDER: WARTIDE.

    Edition: Paperback original - first printing.

    New York: Gold Eagle - Worldwide, (1992.). First edition - The first novel in the Timeraider series: 'An American soldier thrown back in time fights the battles of the past.' 220 pp. ISBN: 0-373-636040.

    Condition: Near fine (date stamped on bottom edge.)

    Book ID: 47741
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  • DUST ON THE SEA by Beach, Edward L.
    Beach, Edward L.
    DUST ON THE SEA

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1972) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel of submarine warfare in the Yellow Sea towards the end of World War II, by an author who served on three submarines during the war. 349 pp. ISBN: 0-030763908.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 85616
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  • HITLER VICTORIOUS. 11 Stories of the German Victory in WWII. by Benford, Gregory and Greenberg, Martin H., editors.
    Benford, Gregory and Greenberg, Martin H., editors.
    HITLER VICTORIOUS. 11 Stories of the German Victory in WWII.

    Edition: Book club ediiton.

    New York: Garland Publishing, (1986.) dj. Hardcover - A collection of alternate history science fiction stories, Includes a preface by Benford, an introduction by Spinrad, and stories by Spinrad, Brin, Bear, Kornbluth, Sheila Finch, etc. SIGNED by THREE authors: by Benford on the title page and by both Greg Bear and David Brin at their stories. 278 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dust jacket (remainder line, slight sunning to the spine of the dj.)

    Book ID: 45866
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  • WHEN HELL STRUCK TWELVE: A Billy Boyle World War II Mystery. by Benn, James R.
    Benn, James R.
    WHEN HELL STRUCK TWELVE: A Billy Boyle World War II Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: SOHO Press, (2019) dj. Hardcover first edition - The 14th novel in the highly praised Billy Boyle series, featuring a young Irish-American cop from Boston (or, as the NY Times review put it "a brash kid from Southie"), who had just made detective when the US joined World War II, and he is selected by Eisenhower to be his personal investigator. Set in the chaotic days before the liberation of Paris. Author's note. 341 pp. ISBN: 978-1616959630.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 87514
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  • BLUE MADONNA: A Billy Boyle World War II Mystery. by Benn, James R.
    Benn, James R.
    BLUE MADONNA: A Billy Boyle World War II Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: SOHO Press, (2016) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The eleventh novel in the highly praised Billy Boyle series, featuring a young Irish-American cop from Boston (or, as the NY Times review put it "a brash kid from Southie"), who had just made detective when the US joined World War II, and he is selected by Eisenhower to be his personal investigator. He faces his toughest investigation yet: infiltrating enemy lines in France as the Allies invade Normandy. SIGNED on the title page. Author's note. 318 pp. ISBN: 978-1616956424.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 78052
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  • BILLY BOYLE: A World War II Mystery. by Benn, James R.
    Benn, James R.
    BILLY BOYLE: A World War II Mystery.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: SOHO Press, (2006). SIGNED - The first in the Billy Boyle series, featuring a young Irish-American cop from Boston, who has just made detective when the US joins World War II, and he is selected by Eisenhower to be his personal investigator. SIGNED on the title page. 374 pp plus a sneak preview of 'The Second Wave.'. ISBN: 9781616953553.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 60004
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  • A HOLE IN THE LEAD APRON and Six Other Stories. by Bier, Jesse.
    Bier, Jesse.
    A HOLE IN THE LEAD APRON and Six Other Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & World, (1964) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second book and first collection of shorter works - three novellas, four short stories - by this author, with three of the stories rooted in World War II. The NY Times review noted "their combination of sound, fictional craftsmanship with a lowering and sinister vision of life. . . his [characters are] acting roles designed to dramatize the ironies, the sinister mysteries and the dark fears." Born in New Jersey, and transplanted to Montana, WWII veteran writer and professor, Bier wrote several novels, short stories, plays, and scholarly essays and nonfiction during his tenure at the University of Montana, including in 2018, in his 93rd year a collection of poetry with the appropriate name of "Phenomenal Farewell." 248 pp.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83315
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  • TREE OF HEAVEN. by Binstock, R.C.
    Binstock, R.C.
    TREE OF HEAVEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: SOHO Press, (1995.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel (second book), winner of the 1993 Washington Prize for Fiction, set in 1938 when the Japanese army has occupied Nanking in China - the story of a Chinese woman who is unexpectedly rescued by a junior Japanese officer, and their complex relationship. Dustjacket praise by Ann Beattie and Reynolds Price (who comments "Soldier and captive live out a kind of love which is riveting to watch and deeply instructive."SIGNED on the title page. 212 pp. ISBN: 1-569470383.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81045
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  • THREE HOURS IN PARIS. by Black, Cara.
    Black, Cara.
    THREE HOURS IN PARIS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: SOHO Press, (2020). SIGNED first edition - Novel set in 1940, in Paris which has just fallen to the Nazis - a young American markswoman has been recruited by British intelligence and dropped into the city with a dangerous goal - assassinate Hitler. SIGNED on the title page. 345 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 78833
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  • THREE HOURS IN PARIS. by Black, Cara.
    Black, Cara.
    THREE HOURS IN PARIS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: SOHO Press, (2020) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel set in 1940, in Paris which has just fallen to the Nazis - a young American markswoman has been recruited by British intelligence and dropped into the city with a dangerous goal - assassinate Hitler. SIGNED on the title page.Author's note. Map endpapers. 348 pp. ISBN: 978-1641290418.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 87779
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  • THE GAY DESERTERS. by Bodley, R. V. C. (Ronald Victor Courtenay Bodley, 1892 - 1970)
    Bodley, R. V. C. (Ronald Victor Courtenay Bodley, 1892 - 1970)
    THE GAY DESERTERS.

    Edition: First American edition.

    New York: Creative Age Press (1945). Hardcover first edition - A later satirical novel by this British Army officer, author and journalist who spent 7 years living in the Sahara Desert among the Arabs in the 1920s and who was considered one of the best British writers on the Sahara. This novel was reportedly inspired by his flight from the German army after they occupied France in World War II. 296 pp.

    Condition: Fair condition only in light gray cloth with gold lettering - slight spine slant, some rubbing and wear to the covers, discoloration to edges of textblock, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 85294
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  • HIROSHIMA JOE. by Booth, Martin (1944-2004)
    Booth, Martin (1944-2004)
    HIROSHIMA JOE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (1986). Hardcover first edition - The very highly praised and first "successful" novel by this poet and editor who spent much of his youth in Hong Kong. "Joe Sandingham, a down-and-out ex-British Lieutenant living in a seedy Hong Kong hotel, struggles to maintain hope and trust and obliterate from his memory the horrors of his years in a Japanese prison camp." Known derisively as Hiroshima Joe, he is in reality a heroic figure, who despite the horrors he witnessed remains compassionate and with the courage to survive. 441 pp. ISBN: 0-871130564.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 78049
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  • DAVE DAWSON AT SINGAPORE: The War Adventure Series #6. by Bowen, R. Sidney.
    Bowen, R. Sidney.
    DAVE DAWSON AT SINGAPORE: The War Adventure Series #6.

    Edition: Reprint.

    Akron, Ohio: Saalfield Publishing Co., (c. 1942.) dj. Hardcover - "Thrilling story of how it happened that at the very moment of the attack on Pearl Harbour, Dave Dawson, Freddy Farmer and the American Volunteers won the first USA victory over the Japs." Bowen was a pilot for the Royal Flying Corps and the R.A.F. in World War I (he lied about his age), and later a test pilot, newspaperman and editor of an aviation magazine in addition to writing many action-filled books for boys. 250 pp.

    Condition: Good in a very good- dust jacket. (hinges cracking, usual severe toning to the pages, some edgewear to the dj, but overall quite bright and attractive.)

    Book ID: 40020
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  • RED RANDALL AT PEARL HARBOR, Red Randall series #1. by Bowen, R. Sidney.
    Bowen, R. Sidney.
    RED RANDALL AT PEARL HARBOR, Red Randall series #1.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1944.). Hardcover first edition - The first in this series of World War II aviation adventures, featuring Second Lieutenant "Red" Randall of the U.S. Army Air Corps, by the author of Dave Dawson War Adventure Series. Plain frontispiece; illustrated orange and white endpapers show a scene of planes in a dog-fight. 216 pp.

    Condition: Fair condition overall in green boards with black lettering (rather severe toning to the pages, notice on title page that it was printed under wartime conditions, gift inscription in pencil dated in 1944) no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 85819
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  • THE TUSCAN CHILD. by Bowen, Rhys.
    Bowen, Rhys.
    THE TUSCAN CHILD.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Seattle: Lake Union Publishing, (2018). SIGNED - A "wartime tale of love and betrayal . . . woven into a compelling search for the truth when mysteries consigned to the past begin to unravel." SIGNED on the title page. 336 pp. ISBN: 978-1503951815.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 77285
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  • PEGGY COVERS THE NEWS. by Bugbee, Emma (1888-1981)
    Bugbee, Emma (1888-1981)
    PEGGY COVERS THE NEWS.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Dodd, Mead, 1936. Hardcover first edition - The first book in this popular, and now quite hard-to-find, series. Foreword by Helen Rogers Reid which addresses the inequality in attitude when it comes to hiring young women versus young men, even when the woman is as or more qualified. In 1911, the author, Emma Bugbee, was the first woman hired by the New York Herald as a reporter, and she worked there for 55 years. Her assignment was to cover a weeks-long march of suffragists from New York City to Albany. She was also a founder of the Newspaper Women's Club of New York, and one of just a "few prominent female reporters who sought to expand the…

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    New York: Dodd, Mead, 1936. Hardcover first edition - The first book in this popular, and now quite hard-to-find, series. Foreword by Helen Rogers Reid which addresses the inequality in attitude when it comes to hiring young women versus young men, even when the woman is as or more qualified. In 1911, the author, Emma Bugbee, was the first woman hired by the New York Herald as a reporter, and she worked there for 55 years. Her assignment was to cover a weeks-long march of suffragists from New York City to Albany. She was also a founder of the Newspaper Women's Club of New York, and one of just a "few prominent female reporters who sought to expand the role of women in the male-dominated world of journalism that existed when she began her career. She was best known for her intimate coverage of Eleanor Roosevelt, beginning in 1933 amidst the early days of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's terms of office and ending with a reminiscence of the former First Lady, written on the day of her death in 1962." Frontispiece, illustrated endpapers. x, 270 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in ivory colored cloth with black and red lettering, no dust jacket (some light soiling to covers)

    Book ID: 86751
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  • SPYING ON MISS MULLER. by Bunting, Eve.
    Bunting, Eve.
    SPYING ON MISS MULLER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Clarion, (1995). First edition - A book for older children - "A nostalgic look at life in a Belfast boarding school during World War II and an examination of the meaning of loyalty. Miss Muller, the language teacher whom all the girls once worshiped, is now the object of their suspicions. It's bad enough that she's German, but her furtive late-night walks seem to coincide with enemy air raids?could Miss Muller be a spy? Against her kinder instincts, the narrator, Jessie, gets caught up in her classmates' clandestine investigation." (From Publishers Weekly) 181 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 86472
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  • ARLI. by Burke, James Wakefield .
    Burke, James Wakefield .
    ARLI.

    Edition: First printing.

    Ottawa, Illinois & Thornwood, New York: Caroline House Publishing, (1978) dj. Hardcover first edition - Set in 1945 Berlin, this is a "novel of love and death amidst the rubble of the Third Reich." Based on an actual diary, this is a story of horror in the final days of the Reich as seen through the eyes of one woman - and also of heroism, as she struggles to save the lives of two young Jewish girls. Author's epilogue on Hitler's death. 296 pp. ISBN: 0-916054802.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 70567
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  • Caldwell, Erskine .
    ALL NIGHT LONG: A Novel of Guerrilla Warfare in Russia.

    Edition: Early reprint.

    New York: The Book League of America, 1942. dj. Hardcover - A story of war behind the German lines during World War II, based on events which Caldwell witnessed while in Russia. 283 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket. Uncommon in this condition. Advertisement for war bonds on the back cover of the dustjacket.

    Book ID: 39728
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