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  • LADY GI: A Woman's War in the South Pacific: The Memoir of Irene Brion. by Brion, Irene.
    Brion, Irene.
    LADY GI: A Woman's War in the South Pacific: The Memoir of Irene Brion.

    Edition: First printing.

    Novato, CA: Presidio Press, (1997.) dj. Hardcover first edition - In 1943, Brion enlisted "as a recruit in the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps, forerunner of The Women's Army Corp (WAC.), From home in the small town of Friendship in Western New York, Brion traveled to Fort Devens, MA, where she learned how to be a soldier, and then to Camp Carson outside Colorado Springs, where she learned on the job how to be a dental technician" Ultimately she was trained as a cryptanalyst in Vint Hill, Virginia and posted New Guinea and later the Philippines where she was a part of MacArthur's GHQ. There she and her fellow workers discovered that their clean laundry was being wrapped in pages…

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    Novato, CA: Presidio Press, (1997.) dj. Hardcover first edition - In 1943, Brion enlisted "as a recruit in the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps, forerunner of The Women's Army Corp (WAC.), From home in the small town of Friendship in Western New York, Brion traveled to Fort Devens, MA, where she learned how to be a soldier, and then to Camp Carson outside Colorado Springs, where she learned on the job how to be a dental technician" Ultimately she was trained as a cryptanalyst in Vint Hill, Virginia and posted New Guinea and later the Philippines where she was a part of MacArthur's GHQ. There she and her fellow workers discovered that their clean laundry was being wrapped in pages from an important Japanese code book. An important memoir, with its tales of cryptoanalysis, and its picture of the a different side of the American war effort in the Pacific. Illustrated with many photographs. Glossary, short biographies. 178 pp. ISBN: 0-89141-6331.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket ('maui 2004' written on front pastedown, otherwise appears unread.)

    Book ID: 39967
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  • Clay, Brenda Johnson.
    MANDAK REALITIES: Person and Power in Central New Ireland.

    Edition: First printing.

    New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - Examines aspects of both the daily and ceremonial life of these people in Papua New Guinea. Charts, two maps, glossary, bibliography, index. xviii, 309 pp. ISBN: 0-813511437.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 25276
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  • "The Healing Art in Primitive Society" in MANKIND: Official Journal of the Anthropological Societies of Australia Volume 4 Number 10. May 1953 by Cleland, J. B. and others.
    Cleland, J. B. and others.
    "The Healing Art in Primitive Society" in MANKIND: Official Journal of the Anthropological Societies of Australia Volume 4 Number 10. May 1953

    Edition: First printing.

    Sydney: Anthropological Society of New South Wales, 1953. First edition - In addition to the featured article on "The Healing Art in Primitive Society" this includes articles on the discovery of adze heads in New Guinea and a selection of children's songs from Ooldea in W. South Australia. Illustrated with maps and drawings. pp 394 to 434.

    Condition: Good only in printed red wrappers - some wear to the covers, toning to the pages, prev owner's name.

    Book ID: 54772
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  • THE KING OF AMERICA. by Gillison, Samantha.
    Gillison, Samantha.
    THE KING OF AMERICA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2004) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Award winning author's second novel, set in two very different worlds - an America of wealth and privilege and primitive New Guinea. Loosely based on the mysterious 1961 disappearance of Michael Rockefeller, this imagines how it might have been. SIGNED on the title page. 213 pp. ISBN: 0-375-508198.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 63389
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  • THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY. by Gillison, Samantha.
    Gillison, Samantha.
    THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grove Press, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Australian born author's first novel, the story of a family who move to a remote village in the highlands of Papua, New Guinea, so the father can finish the research for his doctoral dissertation. Winner of the Whiting Fiction Award. SIGNED on the title page. 226 pp. ISBN: 0-8021-16272.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 63390
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  • KRANKHEITEN UND KRANKENBEHANDLUNG BEI DEN CHIMBU IM ZENTRALEN HOCHLAND VON NEU-GUINEA: BeitrŠge zur Ethnomedizin, Ethnobotanik und Ethnozoologie II / Contributions to Ethnomedicine, Ethnobotany and Ethnozoology II. by Sterly, Joachim .
    Sterly, Joachim .
    KRANKHEITEN UND KRANKENBEHANDLUNG BEI DEN CHIMBU IM ZENTRALEN HOCHLAND VON NEU-GUINEA: BeitrŠge zur Ethnomedizin, Ethnobotanik und Ethnozoologie II / Contributions to Ethnomedicine, Ethnobotany and Ethnozoology II.

    Edition: First printing.

    Hamburg: Arbeitsgemeinschaft Ethnomedizin, 1973. First edition - Diseases and treatment of the sick among the Chimbu in the central highlands of New Guinea. While most of the text is in German (with occasional quotes in English), there is a 3 page English summary. References, photographs, index. 289 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in printed pale green wrappers.

    Book ID: 53812
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