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Koehler, Hansjurgen
Bottom edge of front cover creased. The fascinating first-hand account by a top defector of the ruthlessness, spy intrigues and curious personalities of the Third Reich. A unique and intimate record, full of surprises, sardonic wit and tragic endings. "Gestapo tactics:" Espionage, intrigue, and subversion. Cunning, cynical, and ruthless in exploiting every human weakness - and murdering anyone who got in the way. Koehler was a special agent working for the top Nazi cop Heydrich, head of the Gestapo, the Secret State Police. He earns his spurs as spying in France, disguised as a Trotskyist refugee, laying the groundwork for Germany to annex these provinces, and matching wits with French and Communist intelligence services. A keen observer and skilful narrator, Koehler reveals how the Gestapo secretly financed and supported the Rumanian Iron Guard and the Spanish Fascists. Then he is sent undercover to a concentration camp to finger a fugitive. What he sees there, and the flogging that puts him in hospital, sows the seeds of his plan to escape.His next mission is to recover "The Fatal File" - documents showing that Hitler's grandmother became pregnant while working as a maid in the Rothschild mansion in Vienna - the Austrian chancellor's secret blackmail weapon to hold Nazi Germany at bay. Heydrich advises Koehler to employ a beautiful Countess to inveigle the file - Austria is disarmed - and the Wehrmacht marches into Austria. Koehler is then promoted to the detail guarding Hitler's residence in the Alps, and gets his chance to escape to Switzerland, where he writes INSIDE THE GESTAPO. In 1943 the OSS commissioned a psychological profile of Hitler by Walter Langer, who drew on the revelations in this book. In 1972 Langer followed up with The Mind of Adolf Hitler: The Secret Wartime Report, which became a mass-market bestseller. 287pp.
Progressive Press, 2008, Paperback, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. Limited Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9780930852399
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Inventory #21807
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 12.90 approx. - € 11.05 approx.)
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Torbert, William R.; Fisher, Dalmar; Carroll, Wallace E.
Examines the issue of how to transform a company, suggesting that individuals must change for the company to do likewise; that change cannot happen overnight; and that qualities such as continual questioning are the essence of managing a transforming organization. 271pp. N.B. Very small amount of highlighting. Top right corner of front cover creased.
McGraw-Hill, 1995, Paperback, Book Condition: Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0077078349
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Inventory #28786
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.68 approx. - € 8.29 approx.)
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Solie, Ruth A.
Just as the preoccupations of any given cultural moment make their way into the language of music, the experience of music makes its way into other arenas of life. To unearth these overlapping meanings and vocabularies from the Victorian era, Ruth A. Solie examines sources as disparate as journalism, novels, etiquette manuals, religious tracts, and teenagers' diaries for the muffled, even subterranean, conversations that reveal so much about what music meant to the Victorians. Her essays, giving voice to 'what goes without saying' on the subject - that cultural information so present and pervasive as to go unsaid - fill in some of the most intriguing blanks in our understanding of music's history. This much-anticipated collection, bringing together new and hard-to-find pieces by an acclaimed musicologist, mines the abundant casual texts of the period to show how Victorian-era people - English and others - experienced music and what they understood to be its power and its purposes. Solie's essays start from topics as varied as Beethoven criticism, "Macmillan's Magazine", George Eliot's "Daniel Deronda", opera tropes in literature, and the Victorian myth of the girl at the piano. They evoke common themes - including the moral force that was attached to music in the public mind and the strongly gendered nature of musical practice and sensibility - and in turn suggest the complex links between the history of music and the history of ideas. 223pp. N.B. Small amount of pencil underlining.
University of California Press, 2004, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0520238451
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Inventory #28671
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.68 approx. - € 8.29 approx.)
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London Omnibus Traction Society
Head and tail of spine slightly bumped. Slight rubbing and creasing to corners and edge of spine. Small dent to rear cover. 144pp.
London Omnibus Traction Society, 1993, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 189798300X
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Inventory #22842
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 12.26 approx. - € 10.50 approx.)
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Willett, John
Small dent to base of front board.224pp.
Holmes & Meier Publishers Inc.,U.S., 1979, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0841905010
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Inventory #16024
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.35 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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