[Baker], Palmer, Frederick,
NEWTON D. BAKER, AMERICA AT WAR
: BASED ON THE PERSONAL PAPERS OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR IN THE WORLD WAR; HIS
CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE PRESIDENT AND IMPORTANT LEADERS AT HOME AND ABROAD; THE
CONFIDENTIAL CABLEGRAMS BETWEEN THE WAR DEPARTMENT AND HEADQUARTERS IN FRANCE;
THE MINUTES OF THEWAR INDUSTRIES BOARD, AND OTHER PUBLISHED FIRST-HAND
Dodd, Mead & Company, New York, 1931. Two Volumes. First Edition. In
slip cover, which is chipped and repaired long ago with tape. Spine of both
books darkened, but books otherwise in nice condition with no wear or flaws,
except for one page in the index with a one-inch tear repaired by old tape.
Both books clean & tight overall. Photographs, bibliography, index. Vol 1 has
421 pages; Vol 2 has 451 pages.
Gerard, James W.,
MY FOUR YEARS IN GERMANY.
Grosset & Dunlap, 1917; George Doran & Company., VG. Book is a bit dingy and a
little loose, but shows very little wear otherwise. ~~~ Diplomatic documents
printed on endpapers, with a section of facsimile documents at end of book.
Drawings & photographs. 325 pages.
Lloyd George, David (Rt. Hon.),
THE GREAT CRUSADE.
N.Y.: George H. Doran Company, 1918. VG. Extracts from speeches
delivered during the War. Arranged by F.L. Stevenson.
Appendices. 307 pages.
[House], Seymour, Charles,
THE INTIMATE PAPERS OF COLONEL HOUSE, ARRANGED AS
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1926. VG+/VG--.
Two volumes set with dust jackets. Jackets chipped & somewhat brittle,
but protected in mylar. Jacket of first volume is in two pieces
(separated between spine & front panel, with tear across spine).
Jacket of Vol 2 has several closed tears along spine gutter. However,
about 98% of both jackets present and with only very light browning.
Protected in mylar, they make a very presentable set. Both books,
apart from jackets, in excellent condition, bright & tight with no
wear or scuffing. Gold gilt on top edge of pages bright and clean.
It would be difficult to find a nicer set. Volumes have heavy paper,
frontispieces, and full-page photographic plates throughout, plus
political cartoons. Uncut pages throughout. ~~~ Volume I covers years
1858 to 1915, and runs to 471 pages; Volume II, covering 1915-17,
contains a detailed index and runs to 508 pages. Colonel House was
Woodrow Wilson's closest advisor.
STATESMEN OF THE WAR IN RETROSPECT,
Minton, Balch & Company, 1928. G+/VG. Clean,
tight volume with one serious flaw: front hinge cracked &
repaired with scotch tape. Tape is not yellowed, and binding
is still tight. Lightly chipped jacket in mylar protector.
Photographic plates, 329 pages.
Mee, Charles L. Jr.
THE END OF ORDER: VERSAILLES 1919.
Dutton, 1980., VG/VG. First Edition. Notes, index, 301 pp.
ARCHDUKE OF SARAJEVO: The Romance and Tragedy of Franz Ferdinand of Austria.
VG/VG. Hardcover in dust jacket; jacket in mylar. Little, Brown and Company, 1984.
First American Edition. Maps, photographs, notes, index, 301 pages. ~~~ ...With exclusive
access to the Archduke's private papers, and through interviews with surviving relatives, Gordon Brook-Shepherd recreates the unquenchable devotion between Sophie and Francis Ferdinand,
the cruel social and political hierachies of the royal court, and the energy with which the Archduke revolutionized his army, established a modern navy, and tried to diffuse the powder keg that was early twentieth century Europe.
In a conclusion that bristles with suspense -- even though its violent end is clear --
he relieves the tragic last day of the Archduke and his sophie. This biography is an unforgettable portrait of what truly was the crumbling of an era...
THE ARCHDUKE AND THE ASSASSIN: Sarajevo, June 28th, 1914.
Dorset Press, 1984. Hardcover with dust jacket. Photographs, notes, bibliography, index, 216 pages.
~~~ No political assassination has affected the lives of more of the human race than that of Franz Ferdinand, heir apparent to the throne of the Austrian Empire. When Gavrilo Princip, a 19-year-old Bosnian student, murdered the Habsburg heir, he triggered a chain reaction that started WWI and that in turn led to WWII. Now, with unprecidented help from the Archduke's surviving daughter, the author for the first time thoroughly captures the personality of the Archduke who dreaded war, as well as of the student who coveted martyrdom, while illuminating the Balkan politics whose disarray set off the greatest carnage of modern times." OUT OF PRINT.
Thayer, William Roscoe,
OUT OF THEIR OWN MOUTHS.
D. Appleton and Company, 1917. VG. Spine slightly faded. Rear cover
spotted. A clean, tight copy overall, with minimal wear. 255 pages. ~~~ Utterances
of German Rulers, Statesmen, Savants, Publicists, Journalists, Poets,
Businessmen, Party Leaders and Soldiers.