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Naval Operations Vol III (Text) & Vol III (Maps) by Sir Julian S. Corbett (£89.00)Publisher: London, New York & Toronto: Longmans, Green & Co. — 1923Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding of the text volume with some marks to the boards. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned and lightly spotted. Pages a little age-tanned. Map case is born and rubbed. Maps are all slightly tanned and a little spotted but remain clear. A decent set. Description: Illustrated by way of: Folding-out map frontispiece; Appendices [9]; Maps in Rear Pocket [46]; Maps; Tables;Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the History of the Great War Based On Official Documents series. [XIV] 470 pages. Tags: history great war based official documents committee imperial defence historical section battle falklands maps raid yorkshire coast dogger bank action preparation dardanelles campaign entry italy jutland mesopotamia
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The Unfinished Revolution by Philip Gould (£58.50)Publisher: Little, Brown & Co. — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0316644781]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Edges of text block lightly soiled. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “It took Labour fourteen years, three elections and three party leaders before they did it. The party's triumph on 1 May 1997 was not only a total repudiation of the Tories but also the apotheosis of a revolution within Labour — and a complete vindication of those who had brought it about. Provocative, unguarded and illuminating, and including the first inside account of Labour’s 1997 election victory as well as the author’s insights into the ‘black arts’ of modern political campaigning, The Unfinished Revolution is essential reading for anyone interested in Blair’s Labour Party, and its — and Britain’s — future.”Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). Gilt titling to the Spine. 434 pages. Tags: modernisers campaigning chancellor leadership hattersley skeletons manifesto political mandelson cupboard election campaign hustings millbank campbell mcdonagh patricia bradshaw minister alastair margaret prescott downing general kinnock charlie harriet kaufman michael hewitt gerald healey modern clause within labour unions gordon harman street hunter philip whelan poster prime blair smith david tower peter major gould julie denis brown tony hall 1987 neil anji john 1992 1997 foot the roy new
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Dardanelles Patrol: The Incredible Story of the E. 11 by Peter Shankland; Anthony Hunter; (£53.00)Publisher: Granada — 1978Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0583118615]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Notably rubbed at the outside edges of the cover and spine. Pages lightly age-tanned. Slightly fragile with age now.Description: From the cover: “This is one of the most exciting submarine stories ever written — a story of great courage against considerable odds. The E.11. was to be the spearhead of a mission to force the Dardanelles and give Allied Forces access to the Sea of Marmara — the proud harbour into which no enemy had sailed since the Turks had conquered it nearly 500 years previously, preserved inviolate by the 35-mile length of the treacherous narrow Dardanelles Straits. E.11., its commander, Lieutenant-Commander Nasmith, and his men against the combined hazards of mines, nets, shore-based guns, patrol-craft, destroyers, search-lights and, supremely, the perilously long dive up the Straits. From first to last the danger was acute and the odds long.”Notes: Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). 159 pages. Tags: britain campaign campaigns dardanelles gallipoli naval navy operations peninsula royal straits submarine submarines turkey
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The Invasion of France, 1814 by Captain F. W. O. [Frederick William Orly] Maycock (£53.00)Publisher: London: George Allen & Unwin — 1914Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Pages lightly age-tanned. Ex-Military Library: Numerals to the spine; Library stamp to the title page; Lending card to the first blank; Library stamp to the title page verso; Scattered stamps;Description: Illustrated by way of: Fold-Out Maps [6] in Rear Pocket; Number 21 in the series.Notes: Size: 7½" x 4¾". Orange boards with Dark Orange titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Special Campaign series. [XV] 238 pages. Tags: maycock special campaign history france campaigns 1813-1814 napoleon emperor french napoleonic wars invasion
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The Anatomy of Glory: Napoleon and His Guard a Study in Leadership by Henry Lachouque (£45.00)Publisher: Rhode Island: Brown Island Press; London: Lund Humphries — 1961Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with the laminate lifting and fading at the same. Original postal box now a little worn. Light spotting throughout, heavier to the start and finish but the text and plates remain bright and tight notwithstanding. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates; Black & White Plates; Maps; Fold-Out Maps [2]; Maps to the endpapers and blanks; Appendices [5];

From the cover: “THEY GRUMBLED… BUT THEY KEPT ON FOLLOWING HIM

Of all his works, the Imperial Guard was Napoleon’s finest creation. Moulded from the flotsam of the French Revolution, this elite corps swept through Europe for fifteen years behind its indomitable master, sharing in his brilliant victories and bearing the brunt of his epic defeats with unfaltering devotion.

This narrative, presented through the eyes of the participants in an incomparable drama of endurance, heroism, and fidelity, has been adapted for English readers from Commandant Lachouque’s monumental work Napoleon Et La Garde Imperiale, crowned by the French Academy in 1957.

The men of the Guard marched in triumph into Milan, Vienna, Berlin, Warsaw, Madrid, Moscow. Members of the new popular knighthood , they taught the Grande Armee how to fight. They were tortured in Spain, frozen in Russia, shaken with typhus in Germany. Ragged and famished, they won a dozen battles in 60 days against overwhelming odds in the campaign of France.

When their chief fell from power in 1814 they followed him into exile in Elba. Then they returned to reconquer France in 20 days without firing a shot.

The Guard died at Waterloo. It never surrendered.

Its story from birth to death is told here for the first time in English, accompanied by more than 300 illustrations (90 in colour) most of which are from contemporary documents, and a third of which have never before been published.

The Appendix includes extensive notes on the illustrations and biographical notes on the artists represented.”
Notes: Size: 10¾" x 7½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XVIII] 564 pages. Tags: france garde imperiale napoleon emperor french military leadership history napoleonic wars campaigns regimental army imperial guard operations
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The Barrier and the Javelin: Japanese and Allied Strategies, February-June, 1942 by H. P. Willmott (£36.00)Publisher: Annapolis: Naval Institute Press — 1983Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0870210920]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Distributors sticker covers publisher colophon on the title page. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Tables;

From the cover: “H. P. Willmott’s perceptive analysis of Japanese and Allied strategies in the Pacific war has set new standards for World War Two historians. The scope and depth of the research he did for the first book of his Pacific trilogy, Empires in the Balance, have earned him a reputation as a major chronicler of the period. With this second volume, Willmott continues to offer significant new material and interpretations that are certain to warrant further study.

The Barrier and the Javelin begins with a thoughtful assessment of the critical situation in which Japan found herself in the spring of 1942. Even by that early stage of the Pacific war, the fundamental weakness of the Japanese effort was evident. Japan had gone to war with little more than a five-month plan of campaign and the conviction that she could not be defeated by enemies who were her moral inferiors. Her intention had been to conquer territories essential to her economic survival and then fight a defensive war that would exhaust her enemies and lead them to a negotiated settlement. By the spring Japan’s leaders were becoming uncom-fortably aware that their enemies would not negotiate and that they themselves lacked the plans, and perhaps the means, to make them change their minds. Willmott sets out the arguments over strategy that plagued the Japanese naval command as it tried to formulate a coherent response to this potentially disastrous situation. In so doing he suggests that the weaknesses of the command’s decision-making process kept the Japanese from taking the one course of action that could have changed the outcome of the war, and were responsible for the ill-considered plan of campaign that began to fall apart in the Coral Sea in May’and ended in disaster four weeks later at Midway.

The book, however, is not confined to an examination of Japanese policymaking. Just as Empires in the Balance provides & critical appraisal of the moves made by all the combatants during the first five months of the war, so The Barrier and the Javelin places the Allied part of the February-June 1942 record alongside that of the Japanese. In doing so, it examines why the British and their dominions were totally unable to put together a proper Pacific policy in the opening phase of the war, and why the Americans came to accept a commitment to fight in the southwest Pacific when this area had barely figured in their prewar calculations. American intelligence gathering — Operation Magic — and its effect on the progress of the war are also described in full.

Willmott follows his assessment of the Allied situation with a detailed analysis of the battle of the Coral Sea and the action off Midway, which at last places these battles in their proper context. Debunking long-held beliefs about the com-parative strengths of the Japanese and Allied forces, he contends that in both battles the weaker fleet was defeated, not victorious as most accounts suggest. He further argues that if Japan was indeed fated to lose the war, then her defeat at Midway can hardly be regarded as the decisive battle so many claim it to be. Inevitability and decisiveness, he points out, are mutually exclusive terms.

Many readers will find Willmott’s treatment of the Japanese side of the battle of Midway an intriguing alternative to other books on the subject. He reveals some important new information that finally explains the inconsistencies found in previous accounts. His condemnation of Admiral Yama-moto’s inept handling of the entire fiasco is unusually clear and hard-hitting.

This view of the flow of events in the first half of 1942 provides one of the most comprehensive, balanced and readable studies of the period ever written. It will be of enduring interest to general readers as well as professional historians and students of World War Two.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Grey boards with Black titling to the Spine. [CVII] 596 pages. Tags: willmott 0870210920 world war 1939-1945 japan coral sea battle midway history naval operations japanese pacific ocean campaigns military warfare conventional battles actions oceania theatre second tsingtau politics defence policy strategy
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Ace of Aces: M. St. J. Pattle - Top Scoring Allied Pilot of WWII by E. C. R. [Edgar Charles Richard] Baker (£34.00)Publisher: Somerton: Crecy Books — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 094755436X]Condition: Poor - in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, heavier at the head of the spine with a small nick, price-sticker scar to the upper panel. Title page removed, errata slip remains. Description: Publishing date unvailable due to the lack of the title page, dated from references. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Maps; Tables;

From the cover: “The nomination of the greatest fighter pilot of the Royal Air Force in the Second World War must always be a matter for argument. So many of the qualities which add up to greatness are not measurable — courage, leadership, endurance. The only concrete yardstick is the number of confirmed kills, the score of enemy aircraft shot down. It is on the latter account that M T St John Pattle can now be called the top-scoring Allied fighter pilot of World War II. But it is also the above-mentioned qualities which have placed ‘Pat’ Pattle, the boy from Butterworth, in the hall of legends. Yet, after the war Pattle’s achievements seemed destined never to be fully recognised — both because all records in the air campaign in Greece in 1941 were destroyed during the Allied retreat, and because the Greek campaign itself, viewed as an Allied defeat, was never perhaps given the acknowledgement it deserved. E C R Baker has pieced together Pattle’s amazing career with authoritative detail; this he has achieved through exhaustive research carried out in co-operation with the surviving pilots and other members of the squadrons with which Pattle fought. ‘Pat’ Pattle, once the unknown ace, was killed in the bitter fighting over Greece, and the records of his squadron never reached the Air Ministry files. But the author’s researches confirm that Pattle had shot down at least forty enemy planes in nine months of action before he was killed in April 1941. Furthermore, following the original publication of this book, the author was contacted by numerous people who knew, or were with, Pattle, during his career in the RAF, and provided further evidence of Pattle’s feats. On the basis of that evidence, Pattle’s confirmed kills can unquestionably be placed at between forty-four and sixty-four aircraft shot down. But this is more than a retelling of statistics. Here is the story of an outstanding fighter pilot and a great leader of men, the unknown ace of the Royal Air Force. Pattle was born in the Cape and raised on a lonely farm in Namibia. He discovered early in his life a keen desire within him to fly. He was rejected by the South African Air Force in 1933, but became more determined than ever to achieve his ambition. Pattle left South Africa to join the Royal Air Force before the war and achieved a success out of all proportion to expectations. He did much to help the hard-pressed troops on the ground. On 20 April 1941, a sick man, he led the remnants of his own and another squadron against an armada of over a hundred German aircraft. In the desperate fighting that followed, he shot down at least two enemy aircraft and then dived to the rescue of one of his pilots. The odds were too heavy and seconds later his aircraft, with Pattle slumped over the controls, crashed in the Bay of Eleusis.”
Notes: Size: 9¼" x 5". Cream boards with White titling to the Spine. [XVII] 228 pages. Tags: baker 094755436x air fighting warfare force unit histories forces south africa second world war 1919 operation crusader volunteer formations volunteers royal raf squadron british squadrons biographical
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Battles of the Nineteenth Century Vol. II by Described by Archibald Forbes, G. A. Henty, Arthur Griffiths & Other Well-Known Writers (£27.50)Publisher: London, Paris & Melbourne: Cassell & Co. Ltd. — 1897Binding: Hardback [½ Leather] Condition: Good. Leather is worn at the corners, spine and joins. Pages gently tanned with scattered spotting to the start. Description: Vol II of II only. Illustrated by way of: Tissue-guarded Frontispiece; All edges gilt; Portraits; Facsimiles; Black & White Plates; Black & White Drawings; Maps;Notes: Size: 10½" x 7". [VIII] 760 pages. Tags: battles military history 19th century indian mutiny lucknow eureka stockade gurkha war khartoum siege sebastopol servo-bulgarian nile campaign pasha battle barrosa maharajpore punniar gettysburg
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The Churchill Years 1874 - 1965 by Anon. (£26.50)Publisher: Reprint Society — 1966Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: B000NQ62NU]Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, nicked at head, tail and corners, laminate lifting on the upper panel at joint with spine. Faint offset to endpapers. Text bright and tight.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. Text By the Times, Foreword By Lord Butler of Saffron Walden. In over 330 superb black-and-white and full colour photographs, many of them never before published, the long and incredibly active life of Sir Winston Churchill is recorded in a work of immense and enduring interest. The concise and authoritative text does full justice to the range of events in which he took part and to the breadth of his accomplishment.Notes: Size: 13" x 9½". 264 pages. Tags: spencer-churchill disestablishment nationalization self-government brest-litovsk anglo-persian field-marshal correspondent greco-turkish expeditionary russo-german unemployment conservative bloemfontein lloyd-george suffragettes tel-el-kebir dardanelles by-election reparations appeasement hoare-laval westminster sudetenland independent disarmament beaverbrook chamberlain mountbatten marlborough ludendorff tripartite versailles politician opposition commission government casablanca conference depression cagoulards lease-lend massingham parliament battenburg abdication disastrous clementine montgomery chancellor leicester
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Russia at War 1941 - 45 by Georgii Drozdov & Evgenii Ryabko (£26.00)Publisher: Stanley Paul — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0091726360]Condition: Very Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little creased at the head of the spine and has some faint marking to the laminate. Still, a very nice copy overall of a relatively scarce book.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. Notes: Foreword or introduction by Vladimir Karpov. Size: 11½" x 9". 254 pages. Tags: world war soviet union history political aspects campaigns military warfare conventional battles social civilians and theatre operations eastern front russia second campaign the society illustrated works atlases pictorial georgii drozdov evgenii ryabko vladimir karpov carey schofield 0091726360 lydia kmetyuk first editions firsts first printings 1st
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The Rise and Fall of the German Air Force 1933-1945 with a New Introduction by Air Commodore H. A. Probert by H. A. Probert (£24.00)Publisher: Arms & Armour Press — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0853685606]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: 2nd impression. [First Edition: 1987] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Tables;

From the cover: “This facsimile reprint of an official, formerly restricted publication relates the operational history of the Luftwaffe during the Second World War, in addition to its origins and build-up during the Nazi period of the 1930s. Based on German documents and statistics, either captured during the war or subsequently recovered from the scattered archives of the Luftwaffe, it provides a clear and concise narrative:”

  • The reconstruction of the German Air Force -secret beginnings, Hitler's influence, the Spanish Civil War, and the prelude to World War.
  • The German Air Force on the eve of European War -strength, equipment, production, manpower, organisation, and combat doctrines.
  • The first flush of tactical success-from Warsaw to France.
  • The first failure-Britain and the Atlantic.
  • Hitler's Continental policy -the invasion of the Balkans, the Crete landings and the German Air Force in Italy.
  • The Mediterranean Campaigns, 1941-1942 -Malta, the Western Desert and the Tunisian campaign.
  • The Russian Campaign -the First Phase, June 1941-December 1942.
  • The Holding Campaign in the West, 1941-43 -air defence against night bombing and air operations over Great Britain.
  • The German Air Force at the end of 1942
  • Diminished resources, production, manpower and supply problems, yet a growing burden of operational commitments.
  • The Russian Campaign in 1943-44 - recovery after Stalingrad, the last of the Blitzkrieg and the Luftwaffe's failure in Russia.
  • The Mediterranean Campaign 1943-1944
  • Sicily and the Allied invasions of Italy.
  • The Defence of the Reich, 1943-44-the Allied day and night bombing offensives and the night-fighter war.
  • The German Air Force on the eve of the second front, January-June 1944 -the Allied attack on the German aircraft industry, jet aircraft and preparations to meet the Anglo-American invasion.
  • The Invasion and the Hying bombs.
  • The crippling of the Luftwaffe- fuel resources and the desperate defence of the German oil industry.
  • The Eastern Front -the Russian advance into Poland.
  • The final defence of Germany.
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXI] 425 pages. Tags: germany luftwaffe history world war 1939-1945 kriegsmarine aerial operations german air forces probert 0853685606
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Warship Volume 49, January 1989 by Edited by Ian Grant (£23.00)Publisher: London: Conway Maritime Press — 1989Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 085177492X]Condition: Very Good. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Tables;Notes: Size: 10¾" x 7¾". 64 pages. Tags: canadian vickers-built class submarines royal navy part perkins hawkcraig experiments submarine minelayers rangefinders tsushima naval sinking bartolomeo colleoni german heavy cruiser prinz eugen british shipboard catapult s-boote war west e-boat campaign north sea channel
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Gardeners' Question Time by Bob Flowerdew; Pippa Greenwood; John Cushnie; Anne Swithinbank; Bunny Guinness; An Swithinbank; (£22.50)Publisher: Orion — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780752838083]Condition: Near Fine - in Near Fine DJ.Description: Authored by: Bob Flowerdew; Pippa Greenwood; John Cushnie; Anne Swithinbank; Bunny Guinness; From the cover: “This is a collection of the most asked questions from 50 years of broadcasting, divided into five sections: Trees, Shrubs & Herbaceous, Houseplants, Fruit & Vegetables, Garden Design and Pests & Diseases. It has 350 answers each written especially for this book which gives sound practical advice on almost any problem that might arise in your garden.”Notes: Size: 10¾" x 8". 325 pages. Tags: dig for victory campaign how does your garden grow gardeners’ question time gardeners slugs snails organic gardening chemicals fred loads bill sowerbutts alan gemmell pests horticultural experts water features organic gardener farming gardening methods soil association plant pathologists rhs wisley horticulture kew deterrents cuttings propagation earwigs diseases bowl plantings house plants resistant fruits biological control red spider mite repellants aphids aromatic plants
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An Invaluable Treasure : A History of the TSB by Michael Moss & Iain Russell (£22.00)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0297811185]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with the expected associated abrasion to the dust wrapper which is lightly spotted on the reverse. Small pen mark (not remainder) to the fore and bottom edge of the text block. Boards lightly dusty. Text complete, clean and tight but the heavier art paper has become a little tacky in places. Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. From the cover: “The TSB group traces its origins back almost two hundred years to the beginning of the nineteenth century when in the small Dumfriesshire village of Ruthwell the Reverend Henry Duncan founded the first savings bank in 1810. Shortly afterwards savings banks were established throughout the United Kingdom by like-minded people who advocated the virtues of thrift in an age when there was little public provision for the vicissitudes of life. From the 1840s their funds were secured by the government, hence the name trustee savings banks.

The savings banks had to compete for custom from the outset with friendly societies, life insurance companies and, from the 1860s, with the Post Office Savings Bank, the brain-child of William Ewart Gladstone. In the face of adversity the savings banks formed an Association to protect their status and secure better services for their customers. By the end of the century savings banks had started to amalgamate, a trend which was to accelerate in the coming years. The savings banks also changed their appeal away from saving for a rainy day to saving for a purpose — the purchase of household goods or a holiday.

During the first and second world wars the savings banks served a crucial role in mobilising personal savings for the war effort, using imaginative poster campaigns. Although the savings banks began to explore the possibility of providing what were in effect commercial banking services in the 1920s, it took over fifty years for the TSBs to come together to form the modern clearing bank.

The development of the TSB into one of Britain’s largest private client banks is a fascinating story of struggle and achievement. Michael Moss and lain Russell trace the origins of the movement back to the late eighteenth century and set the TSBs in the wider context of both spending and saving. They show how the TSBs had on the one hand to join with other thrift and temperance organisations to condemn extravagance and on the other to compete often hard for their custom with these selfsame organisations. They explore the relationship, often uneasy, between the savings banks and the national savings campaign inaugurated during the first world war. They describe the dramatic events leading up to flotation in 1986.

The book is heavily illustrated, particularly with evocative advertisements appealing for savings or warning against the dangers of profligacy..”
Notes: Size: 10¾" x 8". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 336 pages. Tags: and bank banking banks britain business cultural economics finance great group history plc savings social studies trustee tsb
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Silent Heroes by Evelyn Le Chêne (£21.50)Publisher: Souvenir Press — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0285632140]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ.Description: The Bravery & Devotion of Animals in War: An Animals' Roll of Honour. Later printing [1994]. Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the cover: “Bobbie was a small white terrier who became the hero of the disastrous battle of Maiwand during the Afghan Wars. Voytek, a rare Syrian bear, served with the Polish forces at the Battle of Monte Cassino in 1944. Murphy the donkey is still remembered as the animal that sought out wounded Anzac soldiers in the carnage of Gallipoli and carried them to safety. These courageous animals are just some of the many commemorated in this warm and moving tribute to their outstanding bravery in action. Evelyn Le Chêne has delved deeply into the often elusive source material and where possible has talked to eyewitnesses to reveal many previously unrecorded details about these silent heroes of human wars over 140 years.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 7". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: courageous animals animal’s heroic deeds battle campaign human/animal relationship battle maiwand chindit minnie sea dog bamse the dickin medal voytek monte cassino irma blitz dog gallipoli murphy sebastopol tom simon the amethyst winkie pigeon post stubby fleabite rifleman khan rob the sas gestapo imperial war museum animals combat american purple heart french legion d’honneur people’s dispensary for sick animals military regiment mascot
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With Eagles to Glory: Napoleon and His German Allies in the 1809 Campaign by John H. Gill (£21.00)Publisher: London: Greenhill Books — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1853671304]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendix; Chronological Tables; Black & White Plates; Maps; Glossary;Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 534 pages. Tags: napoleonic wars german france napoleon emperor french austrian campaign regimental campaigns germany austria history military army operations germans battles
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Designing Pictorial Symbols by Nigel Holmes; Rose DeNeve (£20.50)Publisher: Watson-Guptill — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0823013278]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper, top corners of both panels slightly rubbed with a small puncture to the lower panel near the spine. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “THIS BOOK appeals to the basic creative search of designers for original approaches as it shows in practical, easy-to-follow steps, the conceptual thinking and artistic follow through needed to create effective pictorial symbols. Graphic designers, illustrators, editors, and others who, are responsible for presenting information in a compact, instantly recognizable form will find invaluable, proven methods and fresh results developed by one of the world’s best and most widely known graphic designers.

The book begins with a fascinating introduction that traces the emergence of pictorial symbols from the first abstract strokes cut 50,000 years ago by our ancestors into bone or rock, to the development of written symbols, the use of trademarks, and today’s spreading use of pictorial symbols in cars, on roadways, and in transportation terminals to bring international understanding to a world separated by hundreds of languages.

The second section consists of symbols used in recent years in Time magazine. These cover an enormous range of subject matter touching nearly every aspect of human endeavour — from entertainment to electoral politics, from sports and crime to energy, disarmament, and war.

The third section describes the intricate, creative process that marked the famous American Renewal print campaign symbol used by Time, Life, Fortune, Sports Illustrated, People, Money, and Discover magazines as a common thread for a series of magazine articles on the revival of the American Dream.

In the fourth section, you will see the process and solutions to the challenging assignment of presenting some twenty sports symbols that must be fresh in themselves, but also different each year, as used to identify sports broadcasts in the official English ‘TV/radio guide, Radio Times.

A rich gallery of annotated examples makes up the book’s fifth section.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8½". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 143 pages. Tags: and arts aspects commercial design general graphic holmes nigel psychological signs symbols technique
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The Wirral by Alan Brack (£20.50)Publisher: Phillimore & Co. — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0850336791]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the head of the spine. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Reprint with amendments. [First Edition: 1980] Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “The Wirral was already an old-established administrative unit at the time of Domesday Book. This book is concerned with all those aspects of the Wirral, whether of history, architecture or landscape, that give the peninsula its individuality. Well known as a writer on the locality, Alan Brack starts with the immense advantage of having lived there nearly all his life. His book is at once scholarly, readable and entertaining. He has studiously avoided the highly romanticised view which has persisted in other accounts of the area and his opening chapter, ‘A Place Apart’, sets the tone for the whole book. There are sections on Birkenhead and Wallasey and on Bebington and Bromborough. An authoritative account of the establishment of Ellesmere Port is followed by a chapter on the Urbanised Districts of Hoylake, Neston and Heswall, on the Urbanised, Unexpected and Purpose-built villages, on the open spaces and on crossing the Mersey. The description of Port Sunlight, with its vignette of Lord Leverhulme, is especially well-informed. Human interest relieves a generally topographical approach through the appearance in the local context of the many notable men and women who have been associated with the Wirral.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 208 pages. Tags: wing-commander clatterbridge cheirotherium baden-powell metropolitan christiansen abercrombie kitchingham o'shanter's observatory anglo-saxon engineering bromborough racecourse birkenhead councillor leverhulme woodchurch embankment lighthouse stonehouse elementary refineries boundaries stableford commission shropshire merseyside netherpool overchurch puddington restaurant stephenson brunanburh manchester archibald squadrons bowater's sylvester transport |iiarries brimstage slodclart garibaldi elizabeth ellesmere granville cleveland bebington athelstan magazines
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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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Gardeners' Question Time by VARIOUS (£19.00)Publisher: Orion — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0752838083]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the head and tail of the spine otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Authored by: Bob Flowerdew; Pippa Greenwood; John Cushnie; Anne Swithinbank; Bunny Guinness; From the cover: “This is a collection of the most asked questions from 50 years of broadcasting, divided into five sections: Trees, Shrubs & Herbaceous, Houseplants, Fruit & Vegetables, Garden Design and Pests & Diseases. It has 350 answers each written especially for this book which gives sound practical advice on almost any problem that might arise in your garden.”Notes: Size: 10¾" x 8". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 325 pages. Tags: dig for victory campaign how does your garden grow gardeners’ question time gardeners slugs snails organic gardening chemicals fred loads bill sowerbutts alan gemmell pests horticultural experts water features organic gardener farming gardening methods soil association plant pathologists rhs wisley horticulture kew deterrents cuttings propagation earwigs diseases bowl plantings house plants resistant fruits biological control red spider mite repellants aphids aromatic plants
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The Crucible of War: Western Desert 1941 by Barrie Pitt (£19.00)Publisher: Jonathan Cape — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0224017713]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs and maps. From the cover: “Shortly before midnight on June 11th, 1940, six troops of the 11th Hussars drove their Rolls-Royce armoured cars through gaps in the wire fence marking the border between Egypt and Tripolitania, and ambushed a small convoy of lorries crammed with bewildered Italian frontier troops whom nobody had bothered to inform of Mussolini’s declaration of war on Britain, made 24 hours before from the balcony of the Palazzo Venezia. Thus began the Desert War — the land campaign that meant more to the British people than any other between 1939 and 1945, and probably as much as the Battle of Britain in the air. It was to last for three years and secure for the allies the vital Middle East oil supplies without which they would have lost the war against the dictators.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 506 pages. Tags: tobruk rommel auchinleck hussars sollum bay wavell balbo hobart selby wavell libyan troops bardia western desert 4th armoured brigade sidi barrani panzer iis tug argan taranto long range desert group Kesselring Godwin-Austen Norrie Pienaar Duda
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A Short History of the British Army to 1914 by Eric William Sheppard (£18.00)Publisher: Constable — 1926Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners, somewhat dull and faded. Previous owners inscription to the first blank. Pages lightly age-tanned. Edges of the textblock heavily spotted.Description: 18 Maps. From the introduction: “The military history of this country may be divided into two parts, the campaigns fought by British troops in Europe, India or America against the armies of Continental powers, and the small wars within the British Empire which have recurred at given intervals since that empire was first won. Of necessity such a narrative as this must deal mainly with the former of these two categories of operations, the latter being but briefly touched on.”Notes: Size: 9" x 6". Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 313 pages. Tags: british military history british army duke marlborough louis xiv france overseas empire anglo-french rivalry india loss america conquest india revolutionary france napoleon waterloo campaign american war boer war indian wars south african war crimea persian war china wars abyssinian war somaliland ashanti wars sudan maori wars oudenarde regular standing army continental campaigns conduct war campaigns british triumphs
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Cassie's Captain by Juliet Dymoke (£18.00)Publisher: Piatkus — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0749903767]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ.Description: For Cassie Conway and her siblings it is a proud day when her father's theatre company comes to the small market town of Thrapley. At last, after years of touring, they have enough funds to establish a theatre of their own. Only the death of her brother Roland in the Peninsular Campaign overshadows the excitement.Notes: Jacket designed by Kenny McKendry. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". 264 pages. Tags: peninsular campaign theatre company french prisoners-of-war historical romances thrapley.
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Code Name Snowbird by James H. Scott (£18.00)Publisher: Trafford — 2005Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1412026451]Condition: Good. Wrappers creased at the joins. Leans a little. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “Ben Carson — ex Special Forces — Security advisor to the rich and famous, is incensed by the death of his Goddaughter through an overdose of drugs and starts on a campaign of revenge against the Paris based gang that imports drugs into the UK.

Masquerading as a Seaman, he is eventually employed as a courier and gathers information against them for Interpol, while saving the money he is paid to fund his future actions. He also learns that the supply comes from a Cartel in Colombia.

The trail leads him across France then by ship to Canada and down through America to Miami, where he gathers weapons and ordinance before departing for Panama City to join with Miguel Lopez and his wife Marguerite. This formidable couple owns a shipping and airline business and like Ben, they also seek revenge and are willing to help him recruit and train a small ex Special Forces group in the task of destroying the dru factory, while Ben plots the death of the Cartel leaders.

A ‘bloody’ air and ground action takes place in the rough mountains and steamy jungles of Colombia where the illegal factory is based.

Teamwork coupled with experience and special training prevails against ever mounting odds from both man and Mother Nature.”
Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 556 pages. Tags: cartels crime criminal drugs gangs interpol smuggling
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Operation Northwind: The Unknown Battle of the Bulge by Charles Whiting (£18.00)Publisher: Leo Cooper — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0436570947]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “Everyone has heard of the ‘Battle of the Bulge’, the last great German surprise attack into the Belgian Ardennes in December ‘44. But who knows anything about that ‘second’ Battle of the Bulge, which cost the Americans and their French Allies nearly as many casualties and almost caused a breakdown in the alliance?

This was Operation Northwind, planned by the Führer himself, which hurled eight German divisions, three of them SS, against the thinly held American line in the Alsace-Lorraine region. Although the US High Command was forewarned by ‘Ultra’ from Bletchley, the German pressure was just too much. The Americans were forced to retreat. For the first time during the campaign in the West, Eisenhower ordered his troops to give up ground they had bought with their blood.

He commanded that Strasbourg, which held a special place in both French and German hearts, should be evacuated. De Gaulle protested. He would order his own French troops to take over the city and defend it. Eisenhower threatened to cut off his ammunition and supplies. De Gaulle countered. For a few days that January, 1945, while American troops fought for their lives in the snowbound hills of Alsace-Lorraine, it looked as if the Franco-American Alliance might be broken apart and France thrown into something akin to revolution. Finally Winston Churchill patched up the quarrel and the battle could continue.

Eventually the Alliance beat the Germans, but the cost was high in young men’s lives, both French and American.

Operation Northwind, quick-moving, action-packed, seen through the eyes of the men who were ‘at the sharp end’, fills a major gap in the history of World War II. It tells the story of an unknown battle, one which could — and did — change the course of European history…”
Notes: Jacket designed by Brian Sweet. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [X] 198 pages. Tags: world war 1939-1945 campaigns france alsace lorraine ardennes battle the 1944-1945 operation northwind history military german surprise attack american lines belgian december 1944 major fought army europe second campaign charles whiting 0436570947 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Operation Freshman:The Rjukan Heavy Water Raid 1942 by Richard Wiggan (£17.00)Publisher: London: William Kimber & Co., Ltd — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 071830571X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “On a winter’s night in late 1942 there foundered in the mountains of Southern Norway one of the most vital — if not the most vital — missions of the Second World War. Thirty-four men in two gliders, towed by Halifax bombers, set out to sabotage the heavy water plant at Vemork and so cripple Germany’s efforts to be the first to produce an atomic bomb. Both gliders and one of the Halifaxes crashed. The crew of the bomber died instantly, as did the pilots and co-pilots of the gliders. But there were survivors from the gliders, members of the British 1st Airborne Division, Royal Engineers.

It was the fate of these Royal Engineers that turned this little-known raid, code-named Operation Freshman, into a tale of horror and murder that remained a mystery until British forces returned to Norway at the end of the war. The men died as a direct result of a top secret order just issued by Hitler and, then unknown to the British, aimed at curbing damaging commando raids.

Richard Wiggan tells how Operation Freshman was conceived and planned in a desperate race against time and of the difficulties to be overcome. His in-depth research into the operation included access to war crimes trial records not yet open to the general public. He presents a detailed account which includes Norwegian involvement in Freshman, both in the operation itself and in aiding the survivors. The book also describes the subsequent successful raid on Vemork by Special Operations Executive Norwegian agents.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 176 pages. Tags: operation freshman commando operations norway rjukan underground movements history german occupation military battles armies second british army corps royal engineers groups divisional raid vemork group heavy water airborne norwegian campaign commandos 9780718305710
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The Naval History of the World War: The Stress of Sea-power, 1915-16 by Thomas G. [Goddard] Frothingham (£17.00)Publisher: Cambridge: Harvard Universtiy Press — 1925Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding which is a little unevenly soiled, more heavily at the margins. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendices [4]; Tables; Fold-Out Maps [8];Notes: Size: 8½" x 5¾". Black Spine Strip to Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [X] 342 pages. Tags: war 1914-1918 naval operations admiral scheer battle jutland german projects u-boat warfare campaign strategy british letter jellicoe
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Traveller by Richard Adams (£17.00)Publisher: London, Sydney, Auckland & Johannesburg: Hutchinson — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0091738911]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Very small tipex mark to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Contains: Maps to the endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “In comfortable stables at Lexington, Virginia, a sturdy, nine-year-old grey chats to his friend Tom the Nipper, one of the domestic cats. Soon we learn that he is no ordinary horse, but Traveller, General Robert E. Lee’s mount in the American Civil War. The war now over, Traveller has become a loved and honoured member of Lee’s family at Washington College, where the General (on sufferance of the victorious Federal North) is President. Lee still rides his horse every afternoon. The complete understanding between them, forged in the war years, has grown if anything deeper during these latter days of peace.

Through Traveller’s memories, told to Tom, we learn how, on Sewell Mountain in 1861, he first met Lee, then a subordinate general, and how the two met again on the coast of Carolina, where Lee bought Traveller (and named him). At the beginning of June 1862, President Davis appoints Lee to command the army desperately defending Richmond against “the Blue men” — the Federals. In the glorious but appallingly bloody campaign which follows, known as the Seven Days, Traveller first experiences action with his master. Then the Army of Northern Virginia marches northward to Manassas, where they again win victory. Traveller carries Lee to Antietam, to Fredericksburg in the snow, to Chancellorsville in the forest, and so to Gettysburg and to the dreadful engagements in The Wilderness. Finally we learn of the siege of Richmond and Petersburg, and hear Traveller’s account of what happened at Appomattox.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 277 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella editions firsts first printings 1st english war ironic revisionist view civil horses 0091738911 9780091738914
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Diplomacy To Politics by Wynn Hugh-Jones (£16.50)Publisher: The Memoir Club — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1841040630]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Top edges of text block very lightly spotted otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the cover: “This is a true story of twentieth-century travel and venture, told in an unusually informative and entertaining way, including the author’s diplomatic career in Europe, the Middle East, North America and Africa, and an inside account of the ‘Great Debate’ campaign of 1971 and the parliamentary battles of 1971/72 which took Britain into Europe.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". 466 pages. Tags: llangollen lloyd george jesi house common jedda paris standard athletic club’s arosa touré guinea ashley clarke campidoglio raf diplomatic career foreign and commonwealth europe
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John Major the Autobiography by John Major (£16.50)Publisher: London: HarperCollinsPublishers — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0002570041]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “John Major’s autobiography is one of the most personal and revealing ever written by a former British Prime Minister. Eagerly awaited, the account of his childhood, rise and fall is scrupulous and unsparing.

Major’s early life was extraordinary; his rise through Parliament meteoric. Soon a favourite of Margaret Thatcher, he became Foreign Secretary and then Chancellor of the Exchequer. When Thatcher fell, he fought and won a shrewd campaign to succeed her.

With the difficulties of the Gulf War and the Maastricht Treaty behind him, and the Poll Tax abolished, John Major went on to win a remarkable victory in the general election of 1992. He brought down inflation and ushered in a solid economic recovery. He made the most decisive steps for a generation towards peace in Northern Ireland. Yet within months of the 1992 election his government was in troubled waters. John Major is candid about his fight to keep sterling in the Exchange Rate Mechanism and for the first time makes public his reactions to defeat on ‘Black Wednesday’. He is frank about the civil war that emerged within his own party over Britain’s relationship with the European Union. He is honest about what he won and what he lost, and about friends and foes within his party as well as outside.

In his leadership of his party and his country and in facing up to the new order after May 1997 John Major acted with a dignity rare in politics. The Tories’ continuing internal struggles since their defeat serve only to intensify interest in his leadership through the Conservative Party’s last period of power this century.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXIII] 774 pages. Tags: major john roy chancellor margaret thatcher election prime ministers great britain biography lambeth borough council foreign secretary politics and government first editions firsts printings 1st
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Seapower Ashore: 200 Years of Royal Navy Operations on Land by Edited by Captain Peter Hore (£16.50)Publisher: Chatham Publishing — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1861761554]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs & maps. From the cover: “For most of the age when the Royal Navy dominated the world's oceans, it actually did much of its fighting ashore. From supporting the army during the Napoleonic Wars with its heavy guns, to shore bombardments such as at Acre in 1840 and Sweaborg during the Crimean War, to the landing of naval brigades of marines and bluejackets in Queen Victoria's myriad ‘little wars’, the nineteenth century saw the Royal Navy playing a major part in land warfare. This extended into the twentieth century, with the Royal Naval Division fighting on the Western Front in the First World War, the men of HMS Hood landing their ship's field gun in the ill-fated Norwegian Campaign of 1940, and, very recently, when the submarine HMS Splendid fired Britain's first Tomahawk cruise missiles at land targets in the former Yugoslavia in 1999. A group of eminent naval historians has been assembled to describe this vital element of the Royal Navy's role which has so often been overshadowed by the fleet actions of Nelson's time, and of the First and Second World Wars.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 288 pages. Tags: anglo-japanese contribution bombardment operations walcheren revisited 1899-1901 britannia encounter 1896-1900 1793-1815 division seapower campaign unlikely howcroft decisive tomahawk adriatic sweaborg 1780-97 admiral michael 1863-64 richard 1914-19 lucknow aliquid willett assault science lambert 1857-59 brooks beatty syrian cannon andrew france pocock labour norway ashore arthur relief second semper africa nelson water white
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The Mediterranean and Middle East: Volume I the Early Successes Against Italy (to May 1941) by I. S. O. [Ian Stanley Ord] Playfair (£16.00)Publisher: Uckfield: The Naval & Military Press — 2004Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1845740653]Condition: Good. Upper wrapper heavily curled. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendices [10]; Black & White Photographs; Maps; Tables;Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6¾". In the History of the Second World War United Kingdom Military series. [XXV] 506 pages. Tags: history second world war united kingdom military 1939-1945 operations campaigns warfare battles theatre north africa italy african campaign western desert tunis algeria guides chronologies official publications middle mediterranean
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All Heaven in a Rage by E. S. [Ernest Sackville] Turner (£15.50)Publisher: Michael Joseph — 1964Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges, lower panel lightly soiled and scuffed. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “This is the story of how the British race was persuaded, shamed and legislated into showing mercy to the ‘brute creation’. It traces the course of controversies over stag and fox hunting, the art of ‘shooting flying’, cock-fighting, the pursuit of big game, vivisection, the bearing rein, performing animals, the spreading of myxomatosis, the introduction of broiler-houses and many other practices which have raised passions.

Until ‘Martin’s Act’ was passed, in 1822, reformers concentrated on the base sports like bull-baiting, which was defended on the grounds that it accustomed men to bloodshed and fitted them to fight the French. A troop of dragoons was sent in to suppress the Stamford bull-running in 1838. Class warfare bedevilled every attempt at reform and the Christians persisted in quarrelling, not over whether animals had feelings and rights, but whether they had souls. But gradually men ceased to ride horses to death for wagers; the law cracked down on dog-drawn carts; pigs were no longer whipped to death to please epicures; trap pigeon shooting — once a pastime of Lords v. Commons — was suppressed; the murderous plumage trade was brought under control; and Britain even found occasion to pass an Act regulating rodeos.

The author takes a close look at changing fashions in sportsmanship. After a day in which 4,000 pheasants fell George V said to the Prince of Wales: ‘I think we overdid it a bit today’. Where lies the elusive line between sportsman and poulterer? Is it sport when a man kills, facing neither danger nor hardship? Is it decent to dig out a fox? To course a hare?”
Notes: Jacket designed by Charles Gorham. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 324 pages. Tags: against and animals aspects britain campaign cruelty cultural ethical general great history hunting illustrations including kingdom moral portraits religious reproductions rights science social society the united welfare with
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England Under the Stuarts by George Macaulay Trevelyan (£15.50)Publisher: The Folio Society — 1996Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good Slipcase. A few marks to the case and spine (which many well clean up in fact) otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Blue cloth with title plate to slipcase, similar to spine with additional gilt titling. Illustrated frontispiece with other illustrations.Notes: Size: 10" x 6¼". 503 pages. Tags: gloucester navigation donnington winstanley devonshire mandeville jacobitism invitation succession monopolies revolution harrington conference buckingham discipline deposition sunderland reputation toleration opposition chancellor episcopacy knighthood shrewsbury instrument zuylestein government abjuration winnington assessment dissenters archbishop settlement cottington fitzharris malplaquet portsmouth manchester importance lauderdale authorized recruiting commission commercial engagement tyrconnell indulgence blue-water nottingham puritanism uniformity
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Peter The Great by Stephen Graham (£15.50)Publisher: Ernest Ben — 1929Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners. Light spotting to start and finish. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned / soiled.Description: A life of Peter I of Russia called the 'Great'. B&W plates.Notes: Size: 9" x 5½". Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 376 pages. Tags: miloslavs narishkins preobrazhenskoe strieltsi khovansky court abandons moscow eudoxia general patrick gordon golitsin’s campaign tartary troitsky russia archangel kozhukhovsky durak azov campaign riga konigsberg death gordon russians defeated narva pact with augustus dorpat narva astrakhan tsar rodno siege mogilef battle lesnoi mazeppapp carlsbad menshikof stettin peter the great father the fatherland emperor all the russias treaty havelsburg tolstoy rumiantsef mary hamilton mary cantemir lomanof tsar alexis matveyef muscovite prince
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Modern Warfare From 1939 to the Present Day by Ashley Brown (£14.50)Publisher: Orbis — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0517611848]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Very slightly ruffled edges of dustwrapper. Verso of dustwrapper stained over 5cm near tail of spine, invisible externally. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. Every major campaign is illustrated with a clear, full-colour map, the text is a lucid, historical account of the events and the photographs are a dramatic comment on the conflicts that have shaken the world since 1939.Notes: Foreword or introduction by Lord Chalfont. Size: 12" x 9½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 288 pages. Tags: polish campaign mediterranean theatre barbarossa battle for moscow japanese conquests pearl harbor western desert coral sea guadalcanal stauligrad alamein the atlantic kursk soviet offensives bomber offensive arnhem ardennes burma world war cold greek civil chinese british wars dutch portuguese revolt repression urban guerrillas arab-israeli biafra mechanized armies guderian
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Television and Radio: Everybody's Soapbox by Bruce Parker; Nigel Farrell; (£14.50)Publisher: Blandford Press — 1983Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0713713062]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Top edges of the dust wrapper slightly ruffled. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with cartoons. From the cover: “The chance to appear on a radio or television programme is the opportunity of a lifetime to speak to a mass audience. Yet how many people appreciate the value of such an offer, or really know how to make the most of it? With the expansion of broadcasting in the 1980s there will be more air time available to members of the public in scores of programmes, particularly those put out by regional and local television and radio stations. Nearly everyone has something to gain by a chance to appear on the air: the father searching for his teenage daughter, the secretary of the local drama group which is putting on an unusual play, the harassed mother seeking action about the damp walls of her council house, or the managing director who wants a little publicity for his firm’s award-winning product. Everybody’s Soapbox explains in an entertaining way not only how to use your time on the air effectively but how to go about obtaining it in the first place. The authors take a detailed and often humorous look into what happens behind the scenes of broadcasting. Some of the pitfalls are described, including the ones to avoid when being interviewed. Don Osmond’s cartoons complement the light-hearted but informative text. Much advice is provided, particularly for those who find themselves on the air for the first time. Radio and television techniques are revealed and the jargon is made clear. There is guidance on how to handle an interview and how best to present yourself. You can also find out the right way to deal with the film crew which may arrive at your house.”Notes: Illustrated by Don Osmond. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: acceptable added adding additional addresses adjusting advantages adversaries advertising advice affairs affected agreements amalgamating anecdotes animals annual appeals appearance approach appropriate atmosphere audiences availability avoid avoidance avoided avoiding awards badges balance bald basis bbc behaviour birmingham blatant bracklesham breakdowns breakfast britain broadcasters broadcasting broadcasts budgets buttons cable cablevision cameras campaign caption
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Defender of Rome by Douglas Jackson (£14.00)Publisher: London, Toronto, Sydney, Auckland & Johannesburg: Bantam Press — 2011Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780593065143]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Maps [1];Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 330 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella editions firsts first printings 1st heroes rome emperor nero sects campaign against boudicca britain judaeans history republic historical empire
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From Atlanta To The Sea by William T. Sherman (£14.00)Publisher: The Folio Society — 1961Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Very Good+ — in Good Slip Case. Slip case rubbed at frayed at corners, a little soiled at spine and unevenly faded.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. Maps to the endpapers.Notes: Foreword or introduction by B. H. Liddell Hart. Size: 9" x 6¾". Blue & Grey boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 304 pages. Tags: atlanta campaign nashville chattanooga kenesaw battles about kenesaw capture Atlanta 1864 savannah pocotaligo campaign the carolinas goldsboro raleigh washington remarkable commanders american civil war smooth-bore musket muzzle-loading rifle breech-loader quickened rate fire growing mdustrialization union forces utilizing sea-power confederates coastal flank sherman grant etowah bridge federal entrenchments kenesaw
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Sharpe's havoc : Richard Sharpe and the campaign in Northern Portugal, Spring 1809 by Bernard Cornwell (£14.00)Publisher: HarperCollins — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0007120109]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Leans very slightly.Description: Jacket illustration: The Battle of Fuentes d’Onoro, 1811. Illustrated by way of: Maps [1];

From the cover: “It is the spring of 1809 and a small British army is stationed in Lisbon when Marshal Soult begins the French invasion of northern Portugal. No one knows whether the British will fight or leave, but there is little choice for Lieutenant Richard Sharpe and his squad of riflemen, who are sent into the beleaguered city of Oporto to rescue a British mother and daughter who have chosen to stay rather than flee southwards. But what seems like a straightforward mission becomes tangled in betrayal when Kate Savage disappears.

Sharpe, with Sergeant Patrick Harper and a score of riflemen, is cut off in the city when the bridge over the river Douro is broken. They join forces with a group of fugitive Portuguese soldiers and try to fight their way back to the British lines, but their orders are overridden by a mysterious English officer, who instructs them to remain in northern Portugal. Colonel Christopher excels in high diplomacy and low cunning, and his activities lead Sharpe and his riflemen into treacherous danger.

While the French are consolidating their hold on the north of the country, Sir Arthur Wellesley, the future Duke of Wellington, arrives to take command in the south. He immediately mounts his own counter-attack in a brilliant campaign that will rout the French. Sharpe becomes the hunter instead of the hunted and seizes the chance to rescue the missing Kate Savage and pursue the man who thought to sacrifice Sharpe and his riflemen for his own ambition. Amidst the wreckage of a defeated army, in the storm lashed hills of the Portuguese frontier, Sharpe takes a terrible revenge.

Sharpe’s Havoc is a classic Sharpe story, a return to Portugal with Richard Sharpe in fighting form in the company of Sergeant Patrick Harper, Captain Hogan and Sharpe’s beloved Greenjackets.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 380 pages. Tags: ~0007120109~ first editions firsts printings 1st sharpe richard fictitious character fiction soldiers napoleonic wars portugal history maria
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The Campaigns of the Pacific War by United States Strategic Bombing Survey (pacific) Naval Analysis Devision (£14.00)Publisher: Washington: Government Printing Office — 1946Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Charts; Maps; Tables; Fold-Out Maps; Frontispiece; Plans;Notes: Size: 10½" x 8". Pale Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XV] 395 [1] pages. Tags: japanese attack pearl invasion philippines dutch east indies battle coral midway aleutian campaign central pacific campaigns occupation marianas carrier iwo jima bonin islands
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No Safe Place by Richard North Patterson (£13.50)Publisher: Alfred A Knopf — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780679450429]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ. A nice copy.Description: Stated First Trade Edition, U.S.A. IN HIS FIRST BOOK since the national best-seller Silent Witness, Richard North Patterson uses his mastery of characterization and suspense to give us a story of startling realism and originality — an extraordinary novel of presidential politics. In the year 2000, Senator Kerry Kilcannon’s insurgent campaign against Vice President Dick Mason has come down to the last seven days the — time remaining until the California presidential primary. Whoever wins in California is likely to win the Democratic nomination, a prize that the Vice President is determined to deny Kerry at any cost. And for all the votes and enthusiasm his passion and personal magnetism have gained him, Kerry’s problems are formidable.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6½". 492 pages. Tags: North Patterson presidential race primary primaries caucuses elections president elect running mate bush obama
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Sharpe's Havoc: Richard Sharpe and the Campaign in Northern Portugal, Spring 1809 by Bernard Cornwell (£13.50)Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0007120109]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Leans slightly. Pages very gently age-tanned. Description: Jacket illustration: The Battle of Fuentes d’Onoro, 1811. Illustrated by way of: Maps [1];

From the cover: “It is the spring of 1809 and a small British army is stationed in Lisbon when Marshal Soult begins the French invasion of northern Portugal. No one knows whether the British will fight or leave, but there is little choice for Lieutenant Richard Sharpe and his squad of riflemen, who are sent into the beleaguered city of Oporto to rescue a British mother and daughter who have chosen to stay rather than flee southwards. But what seems like a straightforward mission becomes tangled in betrayal when Kate Savage disappears.

Sharpe, with Sergeant Patrick Harper and a score of riflemen, is cut off in the city when the bridge over the river Douro is broken. They join forces with a group of fugitive Portuguese soldiers and try to fight their way back to the British lines, but their orders are overridden by a mysterious English officer, who instructs them to remain in northern Portugal. Colonel Christopher excels in high diplomacy and low cunning, and his activities lead Sharpe and his riflemen into treacherous danger.

While the French are consolidating their hold on the north of the country, Sir Arthur Wellesley, the future Duke of Wellington, arrives to take command in the south. He immediately mounts his own counter-attack in a brilliant campaign that will rout the French. Sharpe becomes the hunter instead of the hunted and seizes the chance to rescue the missing Kate Savage and pursue the man who thought to sacrifice Sharpe and his riflemen for his own ambition. Amidst the wreckage of a defeated army, in the storm lashed hills of the Portuguese frontier, Sharpe takes a terrible revenge.

Sharpe’s Havoc is a classic Sharpe story, a return to Portugal with Richard Sharpe in fighting form in the company of Sergeant Patrick Harper, Captain Hogan and Sharpe’s beloved Greenjackets.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 380 pages. Tags: 0007120109 first editions firsts printings 1st sharpe richard fictitious character fiction soldiers napoleonic wars portugal history maria
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The Enterprise Years: A Business Man in the Cabinet by Lord Young (£13.50)Publisher: Headline — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is also slightly loose to the book.Description: From the cover: “It is the growth of enterprise, the efforts of millions of our people engaged in the creation and development of businesses large and small that is the real driving force of the economy — Lord Young

In 1974, the 42-year-old David Young, already a highly successful businessman, considered emigrating to the United States; he was convinced that Britain was in irreversible decline. The spirit of enterprise that had inspired his grandfather to emigrate from Lithuania to the East End of London in 1905 was all but dead -smothered in the "corporatism" of the 1960s and 70s. Fortunately for Britain, David Young’s emigration was short lived — and he went on to play a key role in the revival of the enterprise culture.

In this remarkable memoir, Lord Young describes the ten years he spent at the heart of the “Thatcher revolution” — first as Special Adviser at the Department of Trade and Industry when the first tentative steps were taken on the road to privatisation and then, when unemployment became a major problem, as a controversial Chairman of the Manpower Services Commission.

In 1984 Margaret Thatcher put him in the Lords and in her Cabinet, first as Minister without Portfolio and the following year as Secretary of State for Employment. He was at the forefront in the fight against unemployment and, when that ceased to be the central political problem, played a key role in the 1987 election. His dramatic account of the election portrays vividly, in diary form, the day-by-day triumphs and disasters of a campaign when, for a time, senior figures in the party were aware of the possibility of defeat.

After the election triumph, he became Secretary of State for Trade and Industry. He describes how he turned the DTI into the department for enterprise but then had to handle such hot potatoes as the Barlowe Clowes affair, the House of Fraser, and, most controversial of all, the sale of Rover to British Aerospace.

When Lord Young resigned in 1989 to resume his business career, he could look back on a decade in which the face of Britain had been transformed — the spirit of enterprise regained. This enthralling book is the story of Lord Young’s part in that transformation..”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [IX] 338 pages. Tags: young graffham david ivor baron 1932- lord industry and state great britain history 20th century politicians biography industrial policy cabinet officers politics government 1979-1997 1979- twentieth autobiographies international relations businessmen autobiography business europe contemporary 0747202753
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A Fearful Freedom: The Story of One Man's Survival Behind the Lines in Japanese Occupied Malaya 1942-45 by Robert Hamond (£13.00)Publisher: Leo Cooper in association with Secker and Warburg — 1984Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0436190818]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “This amazing survival story tells how Jim Wright, a Norfolk gamekeeper’s son, aged 23, managed to evade capture by the Japanese during the last few days of the battle on the Malayan mainland. It goes on to describe how Wright, wounded in the foot and finally abandoned by his wounded comrades, struggled alone for two months to survive and to rejoin his comrades on Singapore Island, not knowing that they had already surrendered.”Notes: Jacket designed by Tony Coles. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 181 pages. Tags: 1939-1945 biography britain british campaign campaigns english ernest great guerrillas james jim malaya malaysia movements narratives personal underground war world wright
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A Square Called Silence by Desmond Meiring (£13.00)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1966Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded. Edges of the text block very lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “This novel is set in ten weeks of terrorism in Caracas, splendid capital of an oil-rich country, soaring concrete city of skyscrapers and wide racing highways, by night perhaps the most strikingly illuminated city on earth. But the myriad crowded ranches of the very poor hang above it, from all its western mountains, tumbled and invading, the contrast they provide that of all Latin America, and source and symbol of its brooding lightning violence.

The story is of Mercedes, alien in this crueller land through her strict Madrid heritage, attuned at last to a wise corruption in a secret world of its very rich and leisured, a brilliant iridescent world poised fragile as a bubble on the city’s savagery. Her companions in this sentimental education are Juan-Ramon, her brother for whom she is his first and impossible love, his second a dedicated terrorism, in which his steps cross and echo hers ironically; and Raoul, whom the gods sent to open to her the golden discovery of her own senses, himself beyond morality, many-layered as a lacquered Chinese box, lost Theseus in the soft labyrinths of sex; and a stranger, a true citizen of the ranches and the western barrios, who has always known her exactly, and so shadows her slow graduation to decadence more subtly, and with patience.

The novel suggests that the true tragedy is not that of the classic hero in his lonely fight with his angel, ended neatly in the facile purity of death, but of those who have had a vision, and choose to lose it, and live on.”
Notes: Jacket designed by David Battle. Size: 7¾" x 5¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Tags: about activist adventure arabia assault attack based bomb bomber bombing books campaign campaigner containing create espionage explode extremist fanatic fiction havoc intelligence militant murder novels radical rebel revolutionary saudi set strike suicide surveillance suspense terror terrorists thriller vest violence
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Get A Job In 30 Days Or Less: A realistic Action Plan for Finding the Right Job Fast by Matthew J. Deluca; Nanette F. Deluca; (£13.00)Publisher: McGraw-Hill — 1999Binding: Paperback First Edition. [ISBN: 0070164398]Condition: Very Good. Leans slightly. Upper wrap a little curled. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “If you follow the plan in Get a Job in 30 Days or Less it’s much more likely that you’ll be offered the job you’ve always wanted after 30 days or less of searching! Who couldn’t spare a month to: Land a far better job than the one you have now; Get the job you want in the field of your dreams; Build self-confidence while you’re on a job search; Identify key selling points that make you valuable to employers (they’re skills you already have!); Gain and maintain search momentum; Overcome weaknesses in your job history, approach, and methods; Avoid common job-search errors and time-wasting traps; Hear “Can you start Monday?”; This intensive 30-day action plan gives you a one-day-at-a-time detailed schedule to get you on track, keep you focused, and help you reach your goal by the shortest possible route. Filled with tools that won’t just help you get a job. Get a Job in 30 Days or Less is a book that truly can change your life!”Notes: Size: 9" x 6". 315 pages. Tags: achievements achieving addresses ads advanced advantages advice agency alternative analysis answering applications approach associations attending attire avoid banks basic browsers busters calls campaign candidate's careers certifications characteristics checklist choices chronological classified clinic cold-calls combined commitment communicate communication computers confidentiality contact content contingency costs counteroffers courtesy cover creative credo cyberspace daily definition
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Learning to Glow: A Nuclear Reader by Edited by John Bradley (£13.00)Publisher: University of Arizona Press — 2000Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0816519560]Condition: Good+. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “Atomic energy has been cloaked in secrecy by government, industry, and the military, but for many Americans the effects of radiation have been less than secret. Just ask the radium workers in Ottawa, Illinois, the “downwinders” of Utah, or unsuspecting veterans of the Gulf War. When told from the perspective of ordinary people, nuclear history takes on a much different tone from that of the tranquil voices of authority who always told us we had nothing to fear. In Learning to Glow, writers such as Scott Russell Sanders, Terry Tempest Williams, and Barbara Kingsolver reveal the psychic and emotional fallout of the Cold War and of subsequent developments in nuclear science. Here are stories of and by ordinary people who have suffered the consequences of the decisions made by those in power — stories that will challenge readers to re-examine their preconceptions about the way we deal with issues of nuclear arms and radioactive waste.”Notes: Size: 9" x 6". 317 pages. Tags: administration classification comprehensive justification environmental contamination unforgettable relationship installation alternatives exploitation contaminated anti-nuclear chernousenko spirituality technologies ibragimbekov levi-strauss condemnation downwinders radiophobia strangelove chelyabinsk reservation minneapolis holocaust's elimination anniversary preparation pro-nuclear underground deformities researchers engineering oppenheimer petrosyants environment radioactive aboveground experiments albuquerque corporation undeveloped children's propaganda radhabinod regulatory prometheus inhalation facilities vusamazulu
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Schnews And Squall by VARIOUS (£13.00)Publisher: Justice? — 2000Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780952974833]Condition: Very Good. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wraps.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs.Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6½". Tags: crops capitalism privatisation seattle cartoons satirical subverts campaign groups anarchy
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The Fight For the Channel Ports: Calais to Brest 1940: A Study in Confusion by Michael Glover (£13.00)Publisher: Leo Cooper in association with Secker and Warburg — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0436182106]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Tables; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “In the summer of 1940 all British attention was focused on the Deliverance of Dunkirk as the Expeditionary Force, its communications cut, fought its way back to the coast. But since the War historians have given little thought to the British troops, including the country’s only armoured division, who were trapped in France outside the Dunkirk perimeter. The Royal Navy eventually evacuated 144,171 men but more than 20,000 failed to return. This is the dramatic story of the last actions fought by the abandoned BEF troops who struggled down the Channel coast, selling their lives dearly in a desperate attempt to reach safety. A few incidents have been told before — the defence of Calais by the Greenjackets; the trapping of the Highland Division at St. Valery: yet the Battle Honours Amiens 1940 and Abbeville are as little known as they are rare, and Doullens was not rated as an Honour despite the handsome tribute paid by the enemy to the ill-armed, undertrained Territorials (12th Eastern Division) who defended it. Now their ordeal is told in full. This is a story of muddle and confusion redeemed only by the bravery of the fighting troops. A story in which all military actions were tempered by political considerations and in which Government policy demanded a show of solidarity with France, in the hope that the powerful French navy would continue to fight on the Allied side. Thus the abandoned BEF were beset with order and counter-order and, as a result of the lack of unified command, thousands of men were lost and vast amounts of desperately needed stores and equipment had to be destroyed or left to the enemy. It was a classic example of the way in which war should not be waged.”
Notes: Jacket designed by John Temple. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 269 pages. Tags: glover 0436182106 britain army british expeditionary force history world war 1939-1945 campaigns france english channel 20th century french campaign operations 1940 military warfare battles western front 1914-1918 theatre second defence boulogne calais
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