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Sacrifice by Gramam Masterton (£53.00)Publisher: W H Allen — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ.Description: What would happen if America and Russia redefined their spheres of influence? If the Soviets withdrew their interests in Cuba, South America, Afghanistan - and the US pulled their troops out of Europe? 356pp. Size: 8vo Medium (8" x 5½" approx.) Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.
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Soviet Risk-taking and Crisis Behavior: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis by Hannes Adomeit (£34.00)Publisher: London, Boston & Sydney: George Allen & Unwin — 1982Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0043350437]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper nicked at the top corner of the upper panel otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: From the cover: “Under what conditions is the Soviet leadership prepared to take risks in the conduct of its international affairs? Does Soviet behaviour in crises conform to the commonly accepted ‘rules’ or ‘conventions’ of crisis management? How important are threats, ultimatums and military pressure for the achievement of Soviet objectives? These are questions which have often been asked in the West by political leaders and academic specialists, but they have never been systematically analyzed. In this book Hannes Adomeit provides such an analysis.

Detailed examination of the two Berlin crises forms the empirical background against which comparisons are made with the role of the Soviets in other crises-in Cuba, the Middle East, in Vietnam and in Afghanistan -as well as with patterns of Soviet intervention in Eastern Europe. Dr Adomeit shows that successive Soviet leaderships, whether headed by Stalin, Khrushchev or Brezhnev, have acted as though guided by a set of firm ‘operational principles’. These principles and patterns of Soviet crisis behaviour are explained by the interplay of four factors: an ideology requiring constant political initiative; a wide interpretation of security interests; diverse and growing military power; and the centralizing features of the Soviet system. Together they add up to certain advantages over Western pluralist systems; in particular, they can result in successful strategic deception and surprise.

Soviet Risk-taking and Crisis Behaviour will help the general reader to understand the nature of the Soviet challenge in the years ahead and the practitioner of politics to chart the difficult but necessary course between dangerous complacency and equally dangerous over-reaction to Soviet initiatives. Above all, it will be indispensable for students and specialists in international and comparative politics, since it relates theoretical notions of risk and crisis to actual Soviet foreign policy-combining strategic analysis with bureaucratic models of decision-making.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Marshall D. Shulman. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Studies of the Russian Institute Columbia University series. [VIII] 377 pages. Tags: studies russian soviet union politics government policies leaders risks international geographical conflict superpowers military nato warsaw pact behaviour leaders’ awareness crisis
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Eyewitness Decade by Roger Tooth (£23.50)Publisher: Guardian Books — 2010Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780852652176]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;Notes: Size: 12¾" x 9¾". Pictorial boards. 229 pages. Tags: tooth 9780852652176 history modern 21st century pictorial works first ten years new millennium stunning awe inspiring images conflicts iraq afghanistan natural disasters
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The Times Atlas of the 20th Century: The Definitive Account of Our Century by Edited by Richard Overy (£19.50)Publisher: Times — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0723007667]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges with heavier rubbing to the spine ends.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white with diagrams and maps. From the cover: “The Times Atlas of the 20th Century is a major new treatment of this century of paradox and progress. Its richly interwoven tapestry of text, maps and illustrations brings sharply into focus our century’s main themes and underlying problems. Richard Overy’s compelling and analytical text takes the world from the pomp of Europe’s colonial heyday and the cataclysm of the First World War through the Great Depression, the Second World War and the Cold War to the uncertain stumblings of the New World Order. Special attention is paid to the themes and challenges which have faced us throughout the century — the environment, health, science, leisure and technology. With over 200 full-colour maps and more than 300 photographs, the book is a visual feast and a work of substantial scholarship.”Notes: Size: 4to Royal (32 x 25cm Approx.). 239 pages. Tags: smoking-related austria-hungary democratization czechoslovakia russo-japanese reconstruction fundamentalism communications deforestation july-december modernization photochemical parliamentary confrontation mediterranean international concentration revolutionary organizations transcaucasus metropolitan super-powers unemployment affiliations bibliography tuberculosis land-holding commonwealth dam-building distribution peacekeeping dictatorship urbanization independence contributors motorization development eradication populations nationalism palestinian persecution afghanistan dissolution exploration nationalist performance consumption nazi-soviet convergence radioactive
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A Special Corps by A. P. Coleman (£19.00)Publisher: The Pentland Press — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1858216060]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ. Edges of the textblock very lightly soiled. Text bright and tight. A nice copy.Description: The Beginnings of Gorkha Service with the British. Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the cover: “This superb work traces the early recruitment of Gorkhas into the East India Company’s Bengal Army and is based on sound research and documentary evidence, a significant par of which has so far been unpublished. The work centres on the friendship of two Highland Scots: David Ochterlony, an army officer with a penchant for diplomacy, and William Fraser, a civil servant with a hankering for military command. Both were involved in the Anglo-Nepal war of 1814- 1816. Ochterlony, commanding an army division in the Cis-Sutlej Hills, employed the skills of Gorkhas and other hillmen captured from the Nepalese Army. Impressed by their military discipline and efficiency, he took the opportunity of his enforced capitulation of the Nepalese Western Army at Malaun in 1815 to enlist some 4700, of whom perhaps 1500 were Gorkhas, into the Bengal Army.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Major General D. G. T. Horsford CBE DSO. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 317 pages. Tags: bengal army hodgson kathmandu east india company nepalese authorities gorkha battalions anglo-gorkha relationship ochterlony irregular corps the khookeri kukri ghoorkha chiefs malaun hills sutlej malaun fort narain kot bhakti thapa subathu brian houghton hodgson sir henry fane henry viscount hardinge james ramsay sir charles napier kaji amar singh thapa punjab afghanistan corps goorkhas nasiris nasiri sirmoor battalions sikh army indian army sirmoor battalion
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The Story of the Highland Regiments by Frederick Watson (£15.50)Publisher: A & C Black — 1925Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. A little rubbed at extremities. Slight fading at spine. Internally bright and clean.Description: Illustrated frontispiece and other colour illustrations throughout the text.Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¾". Blue boards with Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 323 pages. Tags: the black watch flanders fontenoy ticonderoga fraser’s highlanders quebec red indian warfare american war independence highland light infantry serinrapatam abercromby egypt corunna camerons peninsular gordons quatrb bras waterloo hlghland brigade the alma balaclava cawnpore mekrut highland light infantry sutherland highlanders lucknow seaforths candahar coomassib afghanistan majuba hill tel-el-kebir omdurman chitral dargai war south africa magersfontein ladysmith paardeberg slr ian hamilton pretoria highland soldiers warfare archibald forbes european war 1914-18
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The Khrushchev Pattern by Frank Gibney (£13.00)Publisher: Prentice-Hall International — 1961Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with some very small nicks. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: From the cover: “DURING THE HALF DECADE between 1955 and 1960, men watched with dreadful fascination the uncoiling of the Khrushchev Pattern, one of the most startling switches in the history of international politics, and one of the cleverest. The leader of the Soviet Union, Nikita Khrushchev, used his power to swing his country and the entire Communist movement along a path of “competitive coexistence” that seemed to challenge not only the tactics of Stalin’s past rule but the very premises of the Communist system. Frank Gibney shows how successfully this new tactic operated with the world’s Communist parties and their sympathizers—in the widest variety of circumstances. In some areas it posed great problems for Khrushchev, because its surface friendliness and emphasis on a Popular Front approach threatened the historic unity of Communist discipline. At moments, as in the Hungarian revolt of 1956, the entire approach had to be sacrificed to the ruthless needs of Soviet power politics. But by and large Khrushchev’s “soft sell” version of Communism proved a far more formidable menace to the Free World than Stalin’s rigid line. Although the emphasis in his policy became openly aggressive after the U-2 incident and Khrushchev’s Summit breakup in the spring of 1960, the gains made by the Khrushchev Pattern were substantial. In a world where so many of the new, uncommitted nations appeared so ready to play off East against West, the superficially reasonable Khrushchev Pattern was surely as terrible a threat as Stalin’s more obvious aggression.”Notes: Jacket designed by Robert Jonas. Size: 8¼" x 5¾". Grey boards with Red titling to the Spine. 280 pages. Tags: self-government democratization soviet-yugoslav communist-front teachers union czechoslovakia anti-communist inter-american confederation berry chaban-delmas organizations bungei-shunju international stabilization mexico-russo anti-fascist brasilei-ros intelligence nationalists israeli-arab mikhailovich trabajadores independence association aufklaerung diaz-verson gordeytchik afghanistan dzerzhinsky switzerland sovestskaya intercambio cooperation stepanovich directorate declaration gopalaswamy fundamentos committees industrial assistance abderrahim liberation betancourt eisenhower estenssoro federation indonesian indo-china
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And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini (£12.50)Publisher: London, New Delhi, New York & Sydney: Bloomsbury — 2013Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9781408842423]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges with a tiny ding to the leading corner of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Notes: Jacket designed by David Mann. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Purple boards with Purple titling to the Spine. 402 pages. Tags: 9781408842423 fiction novels literature stories story novella shortfirst editions firsts first printings 1st afghanistan social conditions 20th century sagas literary
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The Making of the Worlds Elite Forces by Dr Terry White (£12.50)Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0283061111]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the flap: “Special men, special weapons and equipment. The term elite conjurs up images of grimly determined warriors undertaking dangerous missions against the odds. The Making of the World's Elite Forces is an authoritative account of how the world's most deadly military units are created and kept in a a state of high readiness.”Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: commando troops marines parachute special forces military science terrorism elite units history war defence operations terry white elites royal marine corps navy seals paras airborne israeli army rangers french foreign legion spetsnaz sas green berets australian fighting weapons traditions combat battles insurgency 101st divisions warfare camouflage enemy lines malaya traitor partisans
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Himalaya by Michael Palin (£11.50)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0297843710]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Slight ruffling to the dust wrapper at the head of the spine otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: 8th Reprint. Illustrated with colour photographs & maps. From the cover: “THE HIMALAYA is the greatest mountain range on earth, a virtually unbroken wall of rock stretching 1800 miles from the borders of Afghanistan to southwest China. It remains the world’s most majestic natural barrier, a magnificent wilderness that shapes the history and politics of Asia to this day. In a journey rarely, if ever, attempted before, Palin takes on the full length of the Himalaya, from the Pakistan-Afghan frontier through India, Nepal, Tibet and Yunnan in China, before re-crossing the mountains to Assam, Bhutan and Bangladesh. The product of six months’ hard travelling, Himalaya links together the Khyber Pass, the hidden valleys of the Hindu Kush, ancient cities like Peshawar and Lahore, the mighty peaks of K2, Annapurna and Everest, the bleak and barren plateau of Tibet, the gorges of the Yangtze, the tribal lands of the Indo-Burmese border and the vast Brahmaputra delta in Bangladesh. They had a brush with the Maoists while filming in Nepal and advice from the Dalai Lama before crossing into Tibet. This book, compiled from Palin’s diaries, records the pleasure and pain of his most challenging journey so far and Basil Pao, the inspired photographer of Sahara, Full Circle and Pole to Pole, captures the sensational beauty of the finest mountain scenery in the world. This is adventure at the very highest level.”Notes: Illustrated by Basil Pao (Photos). Size: 10¾" x 7¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 288 pages. Tags: asia basil bbc britain broadcasting corporation davidson description essays himalayas india mills mini-series mountains nepal palin pao pictorial roger television travelogues works worldwide writing
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The Macmillan Dictionary of the First World War by Stephen Pope; Elizabeth-Anne Wheal; (£11.50)Publisher: MacMillan — 1997Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0333689097]Condition: Very Good. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wraps. Light reading creases to the spine. Edges of the textblock lightly soiled.Description: Later printing. From the introduction: “Apart from a few well-used sepia images, varying from culture to culture but sharing a simple recognition of pointless carnage, the 1st World War is now largely forgotten by non-specialists, consigned to the vague area that is popular history before Hitler. Yet the outbreak of the Great War in 1914 was, if any single event can be so described, the moment at which the 20th century was born. In social, political, economic and military terms it marked the end of the confident ‘Age of Progress’ dominated by great European empires, and its passage introduced a new world order, familiar to the modem mind but unforeseen in almost every respect by the men who had unleashed it.”Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). 561 pages. Tags: amiens dispatch afghanistan russian empire aleppo battie belgian air service bef british expeditionary force beatty bait aisa lys offensive german army bavaria prussian army hindenburg programme spring offensives france honduras khadairi bend khadase ridge khalil pasha kiggell kiel mutiny von sanden mangin monastir morogoro offensive naval warfare nieuport niemen petragge raid pfalz q-ship rumpler sopwith strutter spee tampico incident tanga trendno bonzo sector austro-hungarian
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Apache: The Man. The Machine. The Mission. by Ed Macy (£10.50)Publisher: HarperPress — 2008Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0007288166]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with a little wear to the dust wrapper as a result. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains a glossary of terms. Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “Ed Macy spent his childhood picking fights and sleeping rough. After a career in the Paras was cut short by a brutal accident, he thought he’d never fight again. So when a friend suggested the Army Air Corps, Ed jumped at the chance to return to the front line. When the army launched its attack helicopter programme, Ed bent every rule in the book to make sure he was the first to sign up. The Westland Apache AH Mk 1 is the deadliest, most technically advanced helicopter in the world — and the toughest to fly. Only the top two per cent of pilots make it through the gruelling 18-month training. In the cockpit of an Apache, hands, feet and even eyes need to operate independently. It’s not enough to stay one step ahead of the enemy — you’ve got to stay one step ahead of the machine, too. In 2007, Ed’s Apache squadron was dispatched to Afghanistan’s notorious Helmand Province. Their mission — to fight alongside and protect the men on the ground, by any means necessary. And when a marine goes missing in action, Ed and his team know they are the Army’s only hope of bringing him back alive. With a soldier strapped to each side of two gunships, they must land in the heart of Jugroom Fort, a Taliban stronghold, and come face to face with hordes of their unrelenting enemy. What follows is a breathtaking rescue, unlike any the world has ever seen..”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XXVI] 374 pages. Tags: 0007288166 0007288174 20th 9780007288168 9780007288175 9780007288182 aerial afghan afghanistan air and apache army asia asian attack battles britain british campaigns central century combat corps eastern elite forces from great helicopter helicopters history macy middle military modern narratives operations personal piloting postwar rescue search stories true war
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Apache: The Man. The Machine. The Mission. by Ed Macy (£10.50)Publisher: HarperPress — 2008Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0007288166]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Leans slightly.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “Ed Macy spent his childhood picking fights and sleeping rough. After a career in the Paras was cut short by a brutal accident, he thought he’d never fight again. So when a friend suggested the Army Air Corps, Ed jumped at the chance to return to the front line. When the army launched its attack helicopter programme, Ed bent every rule in the book to make sure he was the first to sign up. The Westland Apache AH Mk 1 is the deadliest, most technically advanced helicopter in the world — and the toughest to fly. Only the top two per cent of pilots make it through the gruelling 18-month training. In the cockpit of an Apache, hands, feet and even eyes need to operate independently. It’s not enough to stay one step ahead of the enemy — you’ve got to stay one step ahead of the machine, too. In 2007, Ed’s Apache squadron was dispatched to Afghanistan’s notorious Helmand Province. Their mission — to fight alongside and protect the men on the ground, by any means necessary. And when a marine goes missing in action, Ed and his team know they are the Army’s only hope of bringing him back alive. With a soldier strapped to each side of two gunships, they must land in the heart of Jugroom Fort, a Taliban stronghold, and come face to face with hordes of their unrelenting enemy. What follows is a breathtaking rescue, unlike any the world has ever seen..”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 374 pages. Tags: 0007288166 0007288174 20th 9780007288168 9780007288175 9780007288182 aerial afghan afghanistan air and apache army asia asian attack battles britain british campaigns central century combat corps eastern elite forces from great helicopter helicopters history macy middle military modern narratives operations personal piloting postwar rescue search stories true war
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The Battles of the British Army: Being a Popular Account of All the Principal Engagements During the Last Hundred Years by Robert Melvin Blackwood (£10.50)Publisher: London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent, & Co — UndatedBinding: Hardback Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Pages gently tanned with scattered spotting throughout. Description: Notes: Size: 8" x 5¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 472 pages. Tags: britain army history military empire national corunna busaco waterloo afghanistan martaban zulus lucknow allahabad jidballi
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The Making of the World's Elite Forces by Dr. Terry White (£10.50)Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0283061111]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrappe with a nick to the top corner of the upper panel.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white.

From the cover: “This is an account of how the world’s deadliest military units are created and kept in a state of high readiness. It examines the state-of-the-art hardware made available to those units and lists the combat experience of: the US Marine Corps in battles like Iwo Jima, Guadalcanal, Khe Sanh and Kuwait; Israeli Paras and their actions in the Arab-Israeli wars; the secretive Soviet Spetsnaz forces in their insurgency war against the Afghan Mujahedeen; the British Paras and others. The arduous training of such units as the SAS, Green Berets and SEALS ensures that only the best recruits get through; and how formations such as the American 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions are organized to deploy at a moments notice to any trouble spot in the world..”
Tags: commando troops marines parachute special forces military science terrorism elite units history war defence operations terry white elites royal marine corps navy seals paras airborne israeli army rangers french foreign legion spetsnaz sas green berets australian fighting weapons traditions combat battles insurgency 101st divisions warfare camouflage enemy lines malaya traitor partisans
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The Making of the World's Elite Forces by Terry White (£10.50)Publisher: Book Club Associates — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white.

From the cover: “This is an account of how the world’s deadliest military units are created and kept in a state of high readiness. It examines the state-of-the-art hardware made available to those units and lists the combat experience of: the US Marine Corps in battles like Iwo Jima, Guadalcanal, Khe Sanh and Kuwait; Israeli Paras and their actions in the Arab-Israeli wars; the secretive Soviet Spetsnaz forces in their insurgency war against the Afghan Mujahedeen; the British Paras and others. The arduous training of such units as the SAS, Green Berets and SEALS ensures that only the best recruits get through; and how formations such as the American 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions are organized to deploy at a moments notice to any trouble spot in the world..”
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: commando troops marines parachute special forces military science terrorism elite units history war defence operations terry white elites royal marine corps navy seals paras airborne israeli army rangers french foreign legion spetsnaz sas green berets australian fighting weapons traditions combat battles insurgency 101st divisions warfare camouflage enemy lines malaya traitor partisans
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Khrushchev: The Years in Power by Roy Medvedev; Zhores A. Medvedev; (£9.50)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 019215835X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped.Description: Notes: 212 pages. Tags: self-government democratization soviet-yugoslav communist-front teachers union czechoslovakia anti-communist inter-american confederation berry chaban-delmas organizations bungei-shunju international stabilization mexico-russo anti-fascist brasilei-ros intelligence nationalists israeli-arab mikhailovich trabajadores independence association aufklaerung diaz-verson gordeytchik afghanistan dzerzhinsky switzerland sovestskaya intercambio cooperation stepanovich directorate declaration gopalaswamy fundamentos committees industrial assistance abderrahim liberation betancourt eisenhower estenssoro federation indonesian indo-china
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Stamps for Investment by Kenneth R. Lake (£9.50)Publisher: W. H. Allen — 1970Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0491002939]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly spotted and tanned.Description: Reprint. [First: 1969] From the cover: “A world-wide stamp-collecting boom has pushed prices to almost unbelievable heights. It has also brought a rush of ‘investors’, who with little knowledge of stamps have tried to profit from the boom — not always successfully. There is money to be made from stamps, which can in fact represent an excellent form of investment while providing a lot of fun also.

Many ordinary collectors know far less than they should about their hobby, and it is the purpose of this book to provide a readable and concise guide to the investment market in stamps. This is no list of ‘hot tips’, which might be out of date before publication, but a standard textbook that tells a collector how to use his money sensibly — and what to avoid. One of the attractions of stamps is that one can build up a profitable collection gradually with a very small outlay, and this book can be a constant guide to every facet of an exciting hobby that offers even a newcomer pleasure and profit to suit his purse.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Ken Reilly. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Purple boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 151 pages. Tags: adhesive aerograms afghanistan airmail albums ancillary aniline bar booklet brazil bull’s cachets cancellations cancelled cards cartes censorship certified changing charity classics coil collecting collection collectors colonial comb combined court covers customs dederon delivery demonetized designating designs disinfection double ducal due envelopes era errors fabric false first-day fiscals flaws forgeries franco fugitive
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The Guinness Book of Stamps Facts and Feats by James Mackay (£9.50)Publisher: Guinness Superlatives — 1982Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0851122418]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs & tables.Notes: Size: 9½" x 7". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 225 pages. Tags: acknowledgement-of-receipt twentieth-century pin-perforation recess-printing identification postage-stamps cancellations organizations commemorative photogravure disinfection cancellation philatelists speculative demonetized perforation industrious pigeongrams collectors’ Afghanistan single-line designating propaganda registered collection writing-up tête-bêche rouletting censorship non-postal collecting post-marks watermarks typography habilitado impression stationery philatelic letter-box technology production postcards pre-stamp first-day municipal designers cancelled newspaper forgeries universal aerograms
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Wartime Courage: Stories of Extraordinary Courage by Ordinary People in World War Two by Gordon Brown (£9.50)Publisher: Bloomsbury — 2008Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0747596077]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Leans slightly.Description: From the cover: “In these eleven stories of courage in the Second World War, Prime Minister Gordon Brown pays tribute to the heroism of that great generation of British men and women who took up arms against tyranny and overcame it. Some are accounts of decisive action taken in the searing heat of battle: early in the war Lieutenant Richard Stannard, RNR, showed steely calm and ingenuity during the retreat from Norway in 1940, winning a VC; while on D-Day, Company Sergeant Major Hollis of the Green Howards won his by storming a pillbox alone, paving the way for a crucial advance to higher ground. Other stories tell of great danger faced again and again: Graham Hayes and Geoffrey Appleyard of the Small Scale Raiding Force (forerunner of the SBS) carried out daring and innovative actions over many months off Africa and along the Normandy coast; while John Bridge, a physics teacher turned mine- and bomb-disposal officer, repeatedly practised his nerve-racking skills for six years, always aware that there were no second chances if things went wrong. Behind enemy lines the sangfroid and sheer endurance of clandestine operatives like Major Hugh Seagrim in occupied Burma and Violette Szabo in occupied France showed a daunting, almost mysterious form of courage; and on the home front two railwaymen risked their lives to save a small country town from devastation when their ammunition train caught fire.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 238 pages. Tags: thousand-bomber march-phillipps stoke-on-trent sub-lieutenant anti-submarine skellingthorpe sabbatarianism congregational pas-de-calais bergen-belsen buna-monowitz stirlingshire concentration warwickshire molenbeersel lincolnshire bedfordshire schopenhauer zig-zagging highlanders whissonsett afghanistan remembrance scharnhorst association ravensbruck mountbatten rolls-royce territorial marlborough arromanches corporation recruitment mesopotamia wallenberg lieutenant manchester cottesmore montgomery lighthouse simonstown sunderland commanders missionary madagascar baveystock submarines university casablanca bonhoeffer millennium
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Task Force Helmand: A Soldier's Story of Life, Death and Combat on the Afghan Front Line by Doug Beattie (£8.50)Publisher: London: Simon & Schuster — 2009Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9781847376442]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: 2nd impression. Contains: Colour photographs; Maps; Glossary; Photographic end papers & blanks;Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXVII] 337 pages. Tags: beattie afghan war british campaigns military history battles asian middle eastern postwar true stories combat elite forces afghanistan asia 9781847376442
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The Observer's Book of Postage Stamps by Anthony S. B. New (£8.50)Publisher: Frederick Warne & Co. — 1967Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with 1" open tear at the head of the spine. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners.Description: Warne Ref: 555.167, No. 42. With 16 plates in full colour and 502 black and white illustrations.Notes: Size: 5¾" x 3¾". Green boards with Red titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Observer's Pocket series. 240 pages. Tags: acknowledgement-of-receipt twentieth-century recess-printing pin-perforation postage-stamps identification organizations cancellations disinfection cancellation photogravure perforation designating afghanistan speculative collectors’ pigeongrams single-line demonetized censorship collecting registered philatelic technology collection writing-up tête-bêche rouletting watermarks non-postal impression stationery typography post-marks habilitado propaganda thematics forgeries aerograms envelopes miniature certified se-tenant telegraph cancelled philately pneumatic pacquebot ancillary printer’s newspaper
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One Day in July: Experiencing 7/7 by John Tulloch (£8.00)Publisher: Little, Brown — 2006Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0316029882]Condition: Very Good. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wrappers. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “On 7 July 2005 John Tulloch, a risk analyst and sociologist with an expertise in how the media report major international events found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time; on 8 July he was on the front page of virtually every major newspaper. He had become a victim of the risk he knew so well in theory; he had become one of those media stories he was so used to analysing. But he had also, like many others, become a victim of British and American foreign policy and been caught up, literally in a moment, in a terrible symbol of our particular time in history. From the three most recent wars (Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq) to media representations of disaster, from his own incredibly moving story to the relationships he built up with those who helped him, this compelling and profoundly important book is set to be a classic — a work that captures both a moment and an era with sensitivity and precision..”Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). 232 pages. Tags: armed autobiography biography bombing bombings bombs britain charles electrician england fighters freedom great greater historical jean john london menezes military political public science security struggle system terrorism terrorist transport tulloch victims
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Burnt Shadows by Kamila Shamsie (£7.00)Publisher: Bloomsbury — 2009Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 140880087X]Condition: Very Good. Light reading creases to the spine.Description: A Later Printing. From the cover: “August 9th, 1945, Nagasaki. Hiroko Tanaka steps onto her veranda, wrapped in a kimono with three black cranes swooping across the back. She is twenty-one and on the verge of marrying Konrad Weiss. In a split second, the world turns white. In the numbing aftermath of a bomb that obliterates everything she has known, all that remains are the bird-shaped burns on her back, an indelible reminder of the world she has lost. Two years later, in search of new beginnings, Hiroko travels to Delhi to find Konrad’s relatives and falls in love with their employee, Sajjad Ashraf. As the years unravel, new homes replace those left behind and old wars are seamlessly usurped by new conflicts. But the shadows of history — personal, political — are cast over the entwined worlds of the different families as they are transported from Pakistan to New York, and to Afghanistan in the wake of 9/11.”Notes: Jacket designed by Kari Brownlie. Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 363 pages. Tags: afghanistan bay bombardment fiction guantanamo japan nagasaki-shi pakistani pakistanis york
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Danziger's Travels: Beyond Forbidden Frontiers by Nick Danziger (£6.50)Publisher: Paladin — 1988Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0586087060]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Light reading creases to the spine. Pages gently age tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “This account describes the author’s adventures during an 18-month journey Beyond Forbidden Frontiers in Asia. With minimal equipment and disguised as an itinerant Muslim, he hitch-hiked and walked through southern Turkey, and the Iran of the Ayatollahs, entering Afghanistan illegally in the wake of a convoy of Chinese weapons and then spent months dodging Russian helicopter gunships with the rebel guerillas. He was the first foreigner to cross from Pakistan into the closed western province of China since the revolution on 1949.”
Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 426 pages. Tags: trade routes asia description and travel 1951- 1984-1985 personal observations nick danziger 0586087060
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Fanfare by Andrew MacAllan (£6.50)Publisher: Knight — 2003Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1860196454]Condition: Very Good. Leans slightly.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “The senseless slaughter of 40,000 in the retreat from Kabul sees just two survivors — Douglas Kintyre and the orphan baby he brings safely into the world at the expense of its mother’s life. Named Benjamin Fanfare Bannerman, because his birth coincides with a desperate bugle call to arms, the boy is unofficially adopted by Kintyre. They eventually return to Scotland where life takes an unexpected turn, and Ben clings to his mother’s only legacy , her ruby ring.”Notes: Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). 600 pages. Tags: extraordinary afghanistan company’s survivors dangerous slaughter scotland fighting retreat fanfare fortune foreign country journey future tragic moving weapon secret india makes heart kabul life ring from land east ruby saga that epic army for his the
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The Bear’s Tears by Craig Thomas (£6.50)Publisher: Sphere — 1985Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0722184433]Condition: Good. An adequate reading copy only. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps. Light reading creases to the slightly bowed spine. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “Codename Teardrop. The trap was baited and waiting. Waiting for forty years and MI5’s Aubrey to step right into it… And then one of British Intelligence’s most formidable figures would be heading for disgrace and British Intelligence would be heading for disaster. But Aubrey still had one or two tricks up his sleeve. And one or two friends determined that things would not go according to plan. Friends, like Hyde his Australian right hand man, who were prepared to risk everything on the bloody killing fields of Afghanistan and on the unsafe streets of Prague to seek the secret of Teardrop — the secret buried deep in the black heart of Moscow Centre.”Notes: Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). 535 pages. Tags: treble-crossing investigation assassination double-cross surveillance intelligence disloyalty undercover detective espionage shadowing east-west duplicity treachery deception shooting informer thriller intrigue stakeout homicide betrayal tailing killing deceive british treason service vintage inside person spying double secret murder pigeon plant grass stool death agent stab sell dupe back mole cold work out con war the spy
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The Teeth of the Tiger by Tom Clancy (£6.50)Publisher: Penguin — 2004Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780141004921]Condition: Good.Description: From the flap: “A new generation of the Ryan family takes the field, operating with considerably more ruthlessness and fewer constraints against Islamic fundamentalist killers and the money men who fund them. Jack Ryan's nephews, a Marine and an FBI man, are the hit men and his son the controlling intelligence behind their choice of targets, as revenge is taken for a set of vicious assaults on American civilians. There is a lot of background knowledge at work here — Clancy knows his stuff when it comes to people-smuggling and financial transfers--and a certain understanding of what makes both kinds of killer tick.”Notes: Size: A Format (Approx. 4¼" x 7"). 640 pages. Tags: café vienna network agents sympathisers middle east columbian drug network terrorism ak-47 armed forces government agencies rookie fbi agent brutal kidnap murder combat afghanistan cia white house statesmen analysts secret service black ops cutting-edge authenticity
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The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (£6.00)Publisher: Bloomsbury — 2004Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0747566534]Condition: Very Good.Description: A Later Printing.Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 324 pages. Tags: fictional works male friendship fiction social classes betrayal boys english afghanistan teenage kites competitions kabul conditions 20th century history
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In Honour Bound by Gerald Seymour (£5.50)Publisher: Fontana/Collins — 1985Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0006171966]Condition: Very Good. Edges of the text block lightly tanned.Description: First in this, paperback, edition.Notes: Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). 350 pages. Tags: helicopters destruction afghanistan secretary adventure thriller officers sabotage britain special service fiction foreign captain english modern soviet secret action great parts army sas one the new air
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My Forbidden Face: Growing Up Under the Taliban, A Young Woman's Story by Latifa with Shékéba Hachemi (£5.50)Publisher: Virago Press — 2002Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1860499562]Condition: Very Good. Leans slightly. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: First in this, paperback, edition.Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 190 pages. Tags: 20th afghanistan and autobiography biographies biography century conditions fundamentalism general government islam islamic latifa politics religion science social studies taliban women women's
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Sunrise With Seamonsters by Payl Theroux (£5.50)Publisher: Penguin — 1986Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0140084479]Condition: Very Good. Pages very gently age-tanned.Description: Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 365 pages. Tags: great rift winter africa leper colony burmese days hasrings banda naipaui kazantzakis’ england malaysia old afghanistan corsica nixon’s neighbourhood the orient express henry miller pritchett railways the raj graham greene chittagong
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SAS Stories of Heroes IX by Peter Corrigan; David Monnery; (£4.00)Publisher: Blitz Editions — 1988Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1856053903]Condition: Good. An adequate reading copy only. Light reading creases to the spine. Leans. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Contains: Soldier Z:SAS; Delta Zero One; Papa Zero One;Notes: Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). 280 pages. Tags: african-born battlefield afghanistan partisans executed commando germans advance russian heroin hitler centra allies wester opium mafia royal kong hong asia sas
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Stamp Collecting by Kenneth F. Chapman (£4.00)Publisher: Arco — 1966Binding: Paperback Condition: Good. An adequate reading copy only. Pages deeply tanned by age.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs.Notes: Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). In the Arco Handybook series. 159 pages. Tags: twentieth-century pin-perforation recess-printing identification cancellation demonetized afghanistan speculative collecting collection impression watermarks habilitado tête-bêche writing-up pre-stamp cancelled universal thematics classics colonial problems changing inverted official mounting seebecks fugitive history aniline airmail service designs charity fiscals muestra granite booklet covers stamps albums postal double issues office bull’s design brazil africa paper money stamp south style modem order union first cover post inks fine and are bar day eye
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The Alternative Manifesto: A 12-Step Programme to Remake Britain by Eamonn Butler (£4.00)Publisher: Gibson Square — 2010Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1906142696]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Pages slightly age-tanned at the margins. Description: From the cover: “Britain is still in Afghanistan at vast expense, the economy is subdued with rules and regulations, and the list goes on. Speaking to foremost politicians, the author puts forward a plan that will return prosperity and decent living to the UK.”Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 253 pages. Tags: britain central conditions constitution constitutions economic general government great kingdom policies policy political politics public science state the united
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Khrushchev's Russia by Edward Crankshaw (£3.00)Publisher: Pelican — 1963Binding: Paperback Condition: Good. Pages gently age-tanned. Fragile.Description: From the cover: “This book deals neither with the Russia of the tourist, nor with that much discussed enigma, the Russia of the conference room. There is a third country. Khrushchev’s Russia, too seldom seen for what it is, too often confused with the mask it wears in the world arena. The author does not discuss Russian foreign policy or (except in a brief account of the war and of the re-shuffling after Stalin’s death) Russian history. He is concerned with the material progress and internal aims that have established themselves under Khrushchev, with the targets set to bring the country level with America in both per capita and total production, with Khrushchev the man (whom the author sees primarily as a superb practical administrator), with the new young Russians and their mental climate, and with the inside story of the Pasternak affair, of which he gives a fascinating account. The author gives a fascinating account of the Pasternak affair, and for this new edition he has added a chapter to bring the book completely up to date.”Tags: self-government democratization soviet-yugoslav communist-front teachers union czechoslovakia anti-communist inter-american confederation berry chaban-delmas organizations bungei-shunju international stabilization mexico-russo anti-fascist brasilei-ros intelligence nationalists israeli-arab mikhailovich trabajadores independence association aufklaerung diaz-verson gordeytchik afghanistan dzerzhinsky switzerland sovestskaya intercambio cooperation stepanovich directorate declaration gopalaswamy fundamentos committees industrial assistance abderrahim liberation betancourt eisenhower estenssoro federation indonesian indo-china
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