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  • GENESIS FIVE. by Allen, Henry Wilson (1912-1991)
    Allen, Henry Wilson (1912-1991)
    GENESIS FIVE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, 1968. Hardcover first edition - Better known as a prolific writer of westerns under the pseudonymns of Will Henry and Clay Fisher, Allen also authored several science fiction works, including this novel set "early in the next century where an armed and hostile truce still prevails between East and West.Yuri Suntar is whisked away from the Moscow Political Academy and spirited aboard a train for Siberia to the headquarters of the top secret Genesis District Five. He knows only that the journey involves a duty to the state and is somehow related to the fact that his twin brother Yang shepherds a a pack of myterious wolves" 256 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, missing front endpaper, spine slant in a good and unmarked dust jacket.

    Book ID: 68743
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  • MULTIPLE EXPOSURE: An American Ambassador's Unique Perspective on East-West Issues. by Beam, Jacob D.
    Beam, Jacob D.
    MULTIPLE EXPOSURE: An American Ambassador's Unique Perspective on East-West Issues.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (1978) dj. Hardcover first edition - "The author was at or near the center of diplomatic events during the post-World War II years as the superpowers swung from cold war to their cautious approach to co-existence or detente" - he was the charge at the US embassy in Moscow at the time of Stalin's death, involved in granting asylum to Cardinal Mindszenty in Budapest, and witnessed the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1968. Bibliography, index. 317 pp. ISBN: 0-393075192.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73301
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  • Brown, Dale.
    FLIGHT OF THE OLD DOG.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Donald I. Fine, Inc., (1987) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first book, a techno-thriller in which the Soviet Union has mastered the "Star Wars" technology before the US. 347 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 155611034.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 59382
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  • NIGHT OF THE HAWK. by Brown, Dale.
    Brown, Dale.
    NIGHT OF THE HAWK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Donald Fine / Putnam, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The sixth techno-thriller by this former Air Force captain. Clive Cussler called Brown "the best military adventure writer in the country today." 462 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-399-139311.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 47473
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  • CHAINS OF COMMAND. by Brown, Dale.
    Brown, Dale.
    CHAINS OF COMMAND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The seventh techno-thriller by this former Air Force captain. Clive Cussler called Brown "the best military adventure writer in the country today." 479 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-399-138226.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 47474
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  • NIGHT OF THE HAWK. by Brown, Dale.
    Brown, Dale.
    NIGHT OF THE HAWK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Donald Fine / Putnam, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The sixth techno-thriller by this former Air Force captain. Clive Cussler called Brown "the best military adventure writer in the country today." 462 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-399-139311.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 47480
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  • SECRET FATHER. by Carroll, James.
    Carroll, James.
    SECRET FATHER.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2003. dj. SIGNED hardcover - Novel set in 1961 by this National Book Award winning author , set in a divided Germany against the backdrop of the Cold War - 'From a 'novelist-historian' of our time, a tragedy of momentous conflict - between East and West, man and woman, parent and child - in a world on the edge of destruction.' SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 344 pp. ISBN: 0-618-152849.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 28435
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  • SECRET FATHER. by Carroll, James.
    Carroll, James.
    SECRET FATHER.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2003. dj. SIGNED hardcover - Novel set in 1961 by this National Book Award winning author , set in a divided Germany against the backdrop of the Cold War - 'From a 'novelist-historian' of our time, a tragedy of momentous conflict - between East and West, man and woman, parent and child - in a world on the edge of destruction.' INSCRIBED on the title page 'For ... peace' and dated in the year of publication. 344 pp. ISBN: 0-618-152849.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 28436
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  • PHYLLIS. by Cunningham, E. V. (pseudonym of Howard Fast).
    Cunningham, E. V. (pseudonym of Howard Fast).
    PHYLLIS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1962. dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel of suspense, set at the height of the Cold War, and with a serious theme: two physicists, one Russian and one American, have simultaneously sent a message threatening to destroy Moscow and New York unless their respective leaders can agree on a nuclear ban. 214 pp. Dust jacket by Irene Murray.

    Condition: Good only in a good dust jacket (stamps on endpaper of a Hollywood literary agency, and discoloration from tape on the dj flaps, rubbing and wear to the dj, especially along the folds) A somewhat flawed - if interesting - copy of a title surprisingly uncommon in the first edition.

    Book ID: 64993
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  • IN THE RED. by Egleton, Clive.
    Egleton, Clive.
    IN THE RED.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Spy thriller by this master of the genre, set in the late 1940's at the beginning of the Cold War. 288 pp. ISBN: 0-312-046774.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (minor edgewear to dj.)

    Book ID: 43482
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  • P. D. KIMERAKOV. by Epstein, Leslie
    Epstein, Leslie
    P. D. KIMERAKOV.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1975) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a "manic farce" set against the backdrop of the Cold War. When Soviet cosmonauts return from space mysteriously aged, scientist P. D. Kimerakov is sent to gather information at a gerontologists' convention in the US. Glossary of Russian names. 277 pp. Dust jacket by Paul Bacon. ISBN: 0-316-245682.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good minus dustjacket (chip and tear at bottom edge of front cover, short tear at top of spine).

    Book ID: 71177
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  • Fitzgerald, Frances.
    WAY OUT THERE IN THE BLUE:Reagan, Star Wars, and the End of the Cold War.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Another book by the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Fire in the Lake." Author uses Star Wars to show a new perspective on Ronald Reagan both as a president and as a man. 592 pp. with glossary, notes, bibliography, and index. ISBN: 0-684-844168.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 26565
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  • AN AFFAIR OF STATE. by Frank, Pat (pseudonym of Harry Hart Frank, 1908-1964)
    Frank, Pat (pseudonym of Harry Hart Frank, 1908-1964)
    AN AFFAIR OF STATE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Philadelphia: Lippincott, (1948) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second novel, a political thriller set, and written, at the dawn of the Cold War, and a work inspired in part by his own career as an international journalist. "Young, outspoken Jeff Baker comes out of World War II determined to work for the State Department. When he lands his assignment in 1949, he becomes the third secretary of the US embassy in Budapest, an observation post behind the Iron Curtain." Frank was perhaps best known for the post-apocalyptic novel "Alas Babylon." 256 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a fair only dust jacket (bookplate on front endpaper, edgewear to dj, peeled spot on dj spine).

    Book ID: 76994
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  • Frankel, Max.
    THE TIMES OF MY LIFE and My Life with The Times.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Random House, (1999.) dj. Hardcover - Memoir of the noted journalist told in tandem with the "big news stories" of the time, starting with his boyhood in Nazi Germany and his wartime escape with his mother to New York. During the next half century he worked at the NY Times, he held just about every important position on the paper-- foreign correspondent (winner of Pulitzer Prize), Washington Bureau chief, executive editior, etc. Photographs. Index. 546 pp. ISBN: 0-679448241.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 34748
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  • BREACH. by Goodwater, W. L.
    Goodwater, W. L.
    BREACH.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Ace Books, (2018). SIGNED first edition - A Cold War Magic novel, the author's first novel and the first in a new Cold War fantasy series, "where the Berlin Wall is made entirely of magic. When a breach unexpectedly appears in the wall, spies from both sides swarm to the city as World War III threatens to spark." SIGNED by the author on the half title page and dated 8/18/18 (that is, before the official publication date) at Worldcon 76. 357 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 75294
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  • WAIT TILL NEXT YEAR: A Memoir. by Goodwin, Doris Kearns.
    Goodwin, Doris Kearns.
    WAIT TILL NEXT YEAR: A Memoir.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1997) dj. Hardcover - An account of growing up in a New York suburb in the 1950s by this Pulitzer Prize winning historian - a time of innocence, marked by the religious rituals of the Catholic and the dawn of a glorious era in baseball. But behind the tranquility was the paranoia of McCarthyism, the fear of nuclear war, and racial prejudice - a time which sowed the seeds of the 60s. Photographs. 261 pp. ISBN: 0-684824892.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64134
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  • THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR. by Hall, Geoffrey Holiday.
    Hall, Geoffrey Holiday.
    THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1954) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second suspense novel set in post World War II Europe - "Casey Homes went to Vienna to buy wines for his import-export business but he wound up facing death in the forbidden Russian Zone of Austria." An Inner Sanctum Mystery. 214 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (usual rather severe toning to the pages, a few chips and other minor wear to dj)

    Book ID: 67715
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  • Hyde, Anthony
    CHINA LAKE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1991. First edition - An international thriller - a story of Cold War espionage and drama. China Lake is the name of a top-secret naval weapons base near the Mohave Desert.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 30857
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  • THE LADY FROM ZAGREB: A Bernie Gunther Novel. by Kerr, Philip.
    Kerr, Philip.
    THE LADY FROM ZAGREB: A Bernie Gunther Novel.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2015) dj. Hardcover first edition - The tenth novel in this highly praised series. Bernie Gunther, former Berlin homicide detective, is now forced to do favors for te Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels. "And this time, nothing is what it seems. Set down amid the killing fields of Ustashe-controlled Croatia, Bernie finds himself in a world of mindless brutality where everyone has a hidden agenda." Finalist for the Edgar award. Author's note, 421 pp. ISBN: 978-0399167645.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 72426
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  • Khrushchov, N. S. (Nikita Khrushchev)
    SOCIALISM AND COMMUNISM: Selected Passages 1956 -1963.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers. No hardcover edition.

    Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1963. First edition - Excerpts from speeches, reports and public statements. Photograph of Khrushchev on front cover. 176 pages.

    Condition: Very good- (some rubbing to covers, a rather fragile publication). Uncommon.

    Book ID: 22743
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  • Khrushchov, N. S. (Nikita Khrushchev)
    THE NATIONAL LIBERATION MOVEMENT: Selected Passages 1956 -1963.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers. No hardcover edition.

    Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1963. First edition - Excerpts from speeches, reports and public statements. Photograph of Khrushchev on front cover. 96 pages.

    Condition: Very good- (some rubbing to covers, a rather fragile publication). Uncommon.

    Book ID: 22744
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  • SWEET TOOTH. by McEwan, Ian.
    McEwan, Ian.
    SWEET TOOTH.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (2012) dj. Hardcover first edition - Suspenseful novel by this award-winning writer: "The year is 1972. The Cold War is far from over. . . Serena, a compulsive reader of novels, is the perfect candidate to infiltrate the literary circle of a promising young writer named Tom Haley. At first, she loves his stories. Then she begins to love the man. How long can she conceal her undercover life? To answer that question, Serena must abandon the first rule of espionage: trust no one." 301 pp. ISBN: 978-0385536820.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 66865
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  • SWEET TOOTH. by McEwan, Ian.
    McEwan, Ian.
    SWEET TOOTH.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Doubleday, (2012). First edition - Suspenseful novel by this award-winning writer: "The year is 1972. The Cold War is far from over. . . Serena, a compulsive reader of novels, is the perfect candidate to infiltrate the literary circle of a promising young writer named Tom Haley. At first, she loves his stories. Then she begins to love the man. How long can she conceal her undercover life? To answer that question, Serena must abandon the first rule of espionage: trust no one." 321 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed blue wrappers.

    Book ID: 67069
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  • THE EDUCATION OF CAREY McWILLIAMS. by McWilliams, Carey.
    McWilliams, Carey.
    THE EDUCATION OF CAREY McWILLIAMS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1979.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Autobiography of this influential journalist, editor of The Nation magazine and fighter for social justice. In his books ( "Factories in the Fields," "Brothers under the Skin," "Prejudice") and in his articles McWilliams wrote about racial intolerance against Japanese Americans, anti-Semitism in the U.S., the McCarthy era witch hunts and wartime life in the U.S. As he describes it, he has known five worlds - growing up as a boy on a ranch in Northwestern Colorado, living in Los Angeles in the 1920s, the years of strife in California in the 30s, the war years, and the 30 years of the Cold War, years when he was the editor of The Nation. Bibliography, index. 363 pp. ISBN: 0-671228765.

    Condition: Very good in a a good dustjacket. (remainder mark, minor edgewear to dj.)

    Book ID: 75976
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  • McWilliams, Carey.
    THE EDUCATION OF CAREY McWILLIAMS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1979.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Autobiography of this influential journalist, editor of The Nation magazine and fighter for social justice. In his books ( "Factories in the Fields," "Brothers under the Skin," "Prejudice") and in his articles McWilliams wrote about racial intolerance against Japanese Americans, anti-Semitism in the U.S., the McCarthy era witch hunts and wartime life in the U.S. As he describes it, he has known five worlds - growing up as a boy on a ranch in Northwestern Colorado, living in Los Angeles in the 1920's, the years of strife in California in the 30's, the war years, and the 30 years of the Cold War, years when he was the editor of The Nation. Bibliography, index. 363 pp. ISBN: 0-671228765.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket. (remainder mark, tight clean copy.)

    Book ID: 36975
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  • A PENNANT FOR THE KREMLIN. by Molloy, Paul.
    Molloy, Paul.
    A PENNANT FOR THE KREMLIN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1964. dj. Hardcover first edition - "The extremely fictional story of the year the Russians inherited a major league baseball team" - the Chicago White Sox. 185 pp. Dust jacket illustration by Franklyn Modell.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (one closed tear to dj, but overall an attractive copy of this rather uncommon baseball novel.

    Book ID: 47764
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  • Nason, Tema.
    ETHEL: The Fictional Autobiography.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel of Ethel Roseberg the woman convicted and put to death in 1953 on charges of being a spy for Russia. ISBN: 0-385-301685.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.(Bottom of spine damaged from water and a little worn)

    Book ID: 27381
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  • THE BIG H. by Peters, Bryan (pseudonym for Peter Bryan George, 1924-1966)
    Peters, Bryan (pseudonym for Peter Bryan George, 1924-1966)
    THE BIG H.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1963) dj. Hardcover first edition - Rather uncommon novel of international espionage, which starts with a Russian agent being interrogated by the CIA. The author is best known for his book "Red Alert" published under a different pseudonym (Peter Bryant) which became the basis for Kubrick's film Dr Strangelove. 189 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in fair only dust jacket with tears, rubbing to the folds, tidemark on front flap, etc. .

    Book ID: 67351
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  • THE BLUE GATE OF BABYLON. by Pickering, Paul.
    Pickering, Paul.
    THE BLUE GATE OF BABYLON.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Random House, (1989) dj. Hardcover first edition - Third novel by this writer who was selected as one of the 10 best young British novelists by bookseller W H Smith. Set in Berlin in 1960 at the height of the Cold War, this is a satirical spy comedy in the tradition of Evelyn Waugh. 289 pp. ISBN: 0-394-576373.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 65061
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  • DECLARE. by Powers, Tim.
    Powers, Tim.
    DECLARE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel which presents a hidden story behind the Cold War of the 1960s, one which "weds John le CarrŽ with Clive Barker to create something unlike anything previously contained between book covers. A sweeping epic adventure, a love story, a revelation, a nightmare, it is our past and our world as something other " SIGNED on the title page. Winner of the 2001 World Fantasy Award and named best novel by the International Horror Guild. Author's note. 517 pp. ISBN: 0-380976528.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 67370
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