(various), (various), (1983-2009). Six books from the library of Robert Stone, author of the National Book Award winning Dog Soldiers and Damascus Gate, among others. Both of these titles had war as their backdrop (Vietnam in Dog Soldiers) or their subtext (the Arab-Israeli-Palestinian conflicts in Damascus Gate), and Stone's portrayal of war and its influence on individuals and societies is nuanced and psychological, as well as broad and deep and historical. These six war-related titles show evidence of his taking the study of war seriously, even when the particulars of a given conflict did not go into his books. The titles are: Rick Atkinson's An Army at Dawn; John Keegan's A History of Warfare; Derek Leebaert's The Fifty-Year Wound; Niall Ferguson's The War of the World; Michael and Elizabeth Norman's Tears in the Darkness; and Robert Paul Jordan's The Civil War. The Norman, the Jordan, and the Keegan are later printings; only the Norman has a dust jacket; all but the Jordan are well-read and stained. Reading copies only. [#033822] $250
All books are first printings of first editions or first American editions unless otherwise noted.