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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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  • DARING YOUNG MEN: The Heroism and Triumph of The Berlin Airlift: June 1948 - May 1949. by Reeves, Richard.
    Reeves, Richard.
    DARING YOUNG MEN: The Heroism and Triumph of The Berlin Airlift: June 1948 - May 1949.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2010) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An account of a military operation that changed the world. On June 26, 1948, Harry S. Truman began recalling the airmen of World War II to active duty to try to save the people of the western sectors of Berlin. "Stalin had ordered a blockade of the city. . . He was gambling that he could drive out the small detachments of American, British, and French occupation troops, because their only option was to stay and watch Berliners starveor retaliate by starting World War III. . . . [Truman's] answer: 'We stay in Berlin. Period.' That was when the phones started ringing and local police began banging…

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    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2010) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An account of a military operation that changed the world. On June 26, 1948, Harry S. Truman began recalling the airmen of World War II to active duty to try to save the people of the western sectors of Berlin. "Stalin had ordered a blockade of the city. . . He was gambling that he could drive out the small detachments of American, British, and French occupation troops, because their only option was to stay and watch Berliners starveor retaliate by starting World War III. . . . [Truman's] answer: 'We stay in Berlin. Period.' That was when the phones started ringing and local police began banging on doors to deliver telegrams to the vets. Drawing on service records and hundreds of interviews in the United States, Germany, and Great Britain, Reeves tells the stories of these civilian airmen. . . [who] did the impossible, living in barns and muddy tents, flying over Soviet-occupied territory day and night." INSCRIBED on the left hand title page "To -- a daring young man." Map, illustrated with contemporary cartoons at the head of each chapter. Notes, bibliography, index. xvii, 316 pp. ISBN: 978-1416541196.

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    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 69614
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  • COUNTDOWN: The Sixties Trilogy, Book One. by Wiles, Deborah.
    Wiles, Deborah.
    COUNTDOWN: The Sixties Trilogy, Book One.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Scholastic, (2010) dj. Hardcover - Set in 1962, this is the first book in The Sixties Trilogy, a "documentary novel" which combines fiction- the story of a young girl during that time - with photographs of historical events and people. Includes a beginning bibliography for further reading. ISBN: 978-0545106054.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 71804
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  • DEEP LIE. by Woods, Stuart.
    Woods, Stuart.
    DEEP LIE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (1986.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third novel of suspense by the Edgar award winning author, based on a true incident of a Soviet submarine that ran aground in 1982. SIGNED on the title page. 344 pp plus an author's note. ISBN: 0-393-022722.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 50471
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