Munich: PW Service of the Collegial Society of Hungarian Veterans, 1951. Edition Hungaria. Wraps. 56 pages, illustrations. and fold-out map at back cover entitled "Deportational Communities in Hungary". Includes a List of Present Locations of Deportees. Signed ink inscription at top of title page. Cover has some wear and soiling. This focuses on the effect of communism had on Hungary at the end of the Second World War and during the early years of the Cold War.
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New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1968. Second Printing. Hardcover. , 246 pages. Occasional footnotes. DH has some wear, soiling, and sticker residue on front. Hanoch Helfgott (Bartov) was born in Petah Tikva in 1926, a year after his parents immigrated from Poland. He attended a religious school and then the Ahad Haam gymnasium. After working in diamond polishing and welding for two years, he enlisted in 1943, at the age of 17, in the Palestine Regiment of the British Army. He spent three years in the Jewish Brigade, first in Palestine and then in Italy and the Netherlands, where he served as a medic, caring for Holocaust survivors in DP camps. After World War II, Bartov studied Jewish and general history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. During the War of Independence he served in field army units and the Israel Defense Forces in Jerusalem. He lived for four years on Kibbutz Ein Hahoresh, working as a farmhand and a teacher. From 1966 to 1968, Bartov served as a cultural advisor in the Israeli embassy in London. Bartov published his first story in 1945, when he was a 19-year-old soldier in Europe. In his writing, as a journalist and novelist, Bartov describes his first contacts with survivors of the Holocaust. The Brigade is a fictionalized account of the operation of the Jewish Brigade.
New York, NY: Harper [an imprint of HarperCollins Books], 2019. First U.S. Edition. Hardcover. viii, , 224,  pages. Map. The book Includes a preface, as well as chapters on Paradise, Inferno, Angels, The Journey, and Legacy. Also includes A Letter, The Words of My Father, Glossary, and Acknowledgments. Signed with sentiment by the author on the Half Title Page. Inscription reads: Best Wishes, Yousef Bashir, 9/11/19. DJ has a tear at the top rear near flap. The author is a Palestinian American from the Gaza Strip, the son of a respected educator. He currently works for the Palestinian Diplomatic Delegation to the United States. In this book, the author writes about his experiences as a young Palestinian growing up in the Gaza Strip. Yousef Bashir's deeply personal narrative is imbued with a clarity that surprises at every turn. The Words of My Father offers hope that this seemingly intractable conflict can find a solution that is just to both sides. When he was 16, Yousef made his way to the United States to attend high school in Utah and finally made it to his dream city of Boston to earn his B.A. in International Affairs from Northeastern University and an M.A. in Co-existence and Conflict from Brandeis University. After moving to Washington, DC, Yousef was selected for the Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship and worked for the Partnership for a Secure America, a think tank that promotes bipartisanship among Congressional staffers. Yousef also worked in the House of Representatives and the United States Senate before he joined the General Delegation of the PLO to the US as the Congressional Affairs Advisor. Currently, Yousef is a Seeds of Peace GATHER fellow.
New York: Villard, 1996. First Edition [stated]. Hardcover. , 288,  pages. Michael Lennox Blake (July 5, 1945 – May 2, 2015) was an American author, best known for the film adaptation of his novel Dances with Wolves, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. He began writing when he was stationed at Walker Air Force Base, where he wrote for the base newspaper. He studied journalism at the University of New Mexico, and later studied at a film school in Berkeley, California. He also attended Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. In the late 1970s he moved to Los Angeles; during the 1980s only one of his screenplays was produced, called Stacy's Knights. The movie starred Kevin Costner, who later encouraged him to continue to write, and introduced him to key figures in the Hollywood Industry. Dances with Wolves was the result; Kevin Costner then asked him to write a screenplay for the film based on the novel. He went on to do humanitarian work, and continued to write.
Tokyo, Japan: Bunka-Sha, Inc., 1946. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. Unpaginated (approximately 70 pages). Format is approximately 10.25 inches by 7.25 inches. Black and White Illustrations. Cover has wear and soiling. Most of the text is in Japanese, but there is some English language narrative and photo captions. This is a photoessay on the immediate post-surrender situation in Tokyo and the initial recovery signs. During the war Kimura worked as photographic editor of magazine 'Front' which quickly renamed itself 'Company of Culture (Bunka-sha)' after the surrender. The present was it's first publication. The 'forward' is rich in metaphor: "The cause of the disease was deeper than expected and had laid hidden within the body for a long time. It was clear to anyone that this necessitated a big surgical operation. And then in the summer of 1945, a surgical operation of great proportion was effected in the presence of many witnesses... Tokyo today is still convalescent. She is still far from being called a metropolis, but has taken her first unsteady step after having undergone treatments such as continuous injections and blood tranfusions. The scars of her surgical operation is still fresh...". Black markets, GIs & Jeeps, queues, returning soldiers, cereals being grown at Nihonbashi, and scars everywhere... this is a superb document from beginning to end.
New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, c1991. Third Printing. 24 cm, 271, illus., glossary, some DJ sticker residue Emilie Carles (1900-1979) was born into the rigidly conservative patriarchal world of a poor and isolated peasant community in the high Alps of France. Reflections on the turbulant history of the 20th century from her viewpoint.