Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1918. Presumed First Edition, First printing bound thus. Hardcover. 425-840 pages. Contents for issues for April, May, and June bound at back. Cover has wear and soiling. Some page discoloration. Title page has January crossed through. Index not present. Blackwood's Magazine was a British magazine printed between 1817 and 1980. It was founded by William Blackwood and was originally called the Edinburgh Monthly Magazine. The first number appeared in April 1817 under the editorship of Thomas Pringle and James Cleghorn. Blackwood relaunched the journal as Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine under his own editorship. Aside from essays it also printed a good deal of horror fiction and was an important influence on later Victorian writers such as Charles Dickens, the Brontë sisters, and Edgar Allan Poe. One late nineteenth century triumph was the first publication of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness in the February, March, and April 1899 issues of the magazine. The magazine ceased publication in 1980, having remained for its entire history in the Blackwood family. Contributors included: George Eliot, Joseph Conrad, John Buchan, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Thomas de Quincey, Margaret Oliphant, and Frank Swettenham. In Dorothy Sayers's novel Five Red Herrings the Scottish Procurator-Fiscal is mentioned as "reading the latest number of Blackwood to while away the time" as they spend hours waiting for the murderer to reveal himself. Vera Brittain lists "copies of Blackwood's Magazine" among her literary possessions in her description of her time as V.A.D. nurse in Malta in Testament of Youth.
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New York: Simon and Schuster, c1989. First Printing. Hardcover. 25 cm. 317,  pages. Red dot on bottom edge. Robert Sam Anson (born 1945) is an American journalist and author. He has been a contributing editor to Vanity Fair since 1995. He is the author of six nonfiction books, including Gone Crazy and Back Again: The Rise and Fall of the Rolling Stone Generation, about Jann Wenner and his magazine. Anson covered the Vietnam War for Time, beginning in 1969. He spent six months covering the buildup to the war in Cambodia. On August 3, 1970, he was taken prisoner by North Vietnamese troop and held by the North Vietnamese and the Khmer Rouge as a prisoner of war. He avoided execution after convincing his captors that he was a journalist. Anson wrote of his experience in War News: A Young Reporter in Indochina. Anson has also contributed to Esquire, Life, and Mademoiselle. His 1981 Esquire cover story on Doug Kenney, "The Life and Death of a Comic Genius," was the first major print remembrance of the National Lampoon humorist.
New York: Little, Brown and Company, 1994. Reprint. later printing. Trade paperback. xv, 109.  p. Illustrations [some in color]. Chronology. Suggestions for Further Reading. Glossary. Index. Name of previous owner present. Cover has some wear and soiling, some corner curling. A photo-history of the Holocaust. Sidebars throughout the text focus on the experiences of 20 individuals who, as children, were victims of the Nazis. Illustrated with black and white and color images from the collection of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 1968. First Printing. Hardcover. 23 cm, 364, maps, index, usual library markings. Noel Barber (9 September 1909 – 10 July 1988) was a British novelist and journalist. Many of his novels, considered exotic, are about his experiences as leading foreign correspondent for the Daily Mail. Most notably he reported from Morocco, where he was stabbed five times. In October 1956, Barber survived a gunshot wound to the head by a Soviet sentry in Hungary during the Hungarian revolution A car crash ended his career as journalist.
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.