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Cornish Fisherboy to Master Mariner: The life of Henry Blewett 1836-1891 [Four Volumes] by Jack Parsons; Nora Parsons; (£125.00)Publisher: Bournemouth Local Studies Publications — 1993Binding: Paperback Condition: Very Good. All volumes slightly tanned at the spine.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs & drawings. Four volume set comprising: Volume I — 1836-1861 Mousehole Boyhood and Early Days at Sea; Volume II — 1861-1866 Mate and Master Mariner; Volume III — 1866-1881 Roseau Days; Volume IV — 1881-1891 Steam, Sail and Shipwreck; Volumes I, II & III are stapled wraps whilst Volume IV is perfect bound. A pleasant, and reasonably uncommon, set.Notes: Size: 8¼" 5¾". Tags: identification constantinople grand-daughter great-grandson commissioners' illustrations mediterranean advertisement preparations construction illustrating generations certificate bremerhaven replacement application mignonette figurehead approaches bird's-eye competency breakwater background almshouses commercial georgetown bridgetown morwellham queenstown merseyside treadmill kingstown Liverpool mousehole displayed caribbean scruttons blewett's temporary promotion hermitage bosphorus galveston riverside engadine maritime commands salonica mountain london's steamers
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DSP for In-vehicle and Mobile Systems by Huseyin Abut; John H. L. Hansen; Kazuya Takeda; (£63.00)Publisher: Springer — 2005Binding: Hardback (Laminated Boards) First Edition. [ISBN: 0387229787]Condition: Near Fine.Description: This book is focused on digital signal processing strategies for improving information access, command and control, and communications for in-vehicle environments. It is expected that the next generation of human-to-vehicle interfaces will incorporate speech, video/image, and wireless communication modalities to provide more comfortable and safer driving ambiance. The format of this work centres on three themes: in-vehicle corpora, speech recognition/dialog systems with emphasis on car environments, and digital signal processing for mobile platforms involving noise suppression, image/video processing, and alternative communication scenarios that can be employed for in-vehicle applications.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". 313 pages. Tags: dsp wireless video car hi-fi ice
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The Battle of Britain: Then and Now by Edited by Winston G. Ramsey (£57.00)Publisher: London: Battle of Britain Prints International — 1982Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0900913258]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: 2nd (revised) edition, 1st printing, [First Published: 1980] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Ribbon Markers [1]; Tables; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “Forty years later, After the Battle magazine has ploughed an entirely fresh furrow across this legendary field of human conflict to produce what has now come to be regarded as a memorial to The Few’.

This 816-page book contains over one thousand seven hundred pictures and over half a million words of text contributed by specialists, enthusiasts and historians. It does not attempt to re-tell the story of the battle once again. Instead it has been the Editor’s intention to bring a new aspect to the combat between July 10 — October 31, 1940 through the presentation of comparative ‘then and now’ photographs familiar to readers of After the Battle magazine.

Never before has such detailed coverage been given to the losses of either the Royal Air Force or the Luftwaffe. The graves of RAF aircrew that were killed have been listed, visited by the editorial team and photographed as a complete and lasting record of those that died. The pilots, their memorials, crashes and crash sites, and the aircraft that have survived are profusely illustrated. Twenty of the most famous fighter aerodromes from which they flew have been explored and are described as they were at the time and as they are today, with a particularly detailed account of one typical front line station.

With an extra 96 pages, the Mk II edition brings together all the additional research and information on the battle which has come to light since the book was originally published. Also included is a complete listing of ‘The Few’ — all those aircrew of Fighter Command who participated in the Battle — which is the culmination of more than twenty-five years’ work by John Holloway. Plus illustrated indexes of aircraft and personnel together with a pen portrait of Pilot Officer Keith Gillman — featured on the dustjacket.

No book has ever been published that chronicles the Battle of Britain in this way. Among its pages, men and events, aircraft and aerodromes that have already been consigned to the past are commemorated in the present.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 8¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 816 pages. Tags: britain royal air force fighter command history battle pilots british irish second world war military battles campaigns forces warfare engineering aircraft united kingdom aviation graves memorials crash sites raf luftwaffe
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Nelson's Ships: A History of the Vessels in Which He Served 1771 - 1805 by Peter Goodwin (£42.00)Publisher: London: Conway Maritime Press — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0851777422]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Slight rippling to the foot of the leaves, possibly caused by slight damp at some time, but inoffensive. Description: Jacket illustration: Nelson's Flagships at Anchor, 1807 by Nicholas Pocock. This is a composite image of Nelson's flagships at the Spithead anchorage painted in 1807. From left to right, Agamemnon, Vanguard (showing her broadside), stern view of Elephant flying the flag of Vice-Admiral of the Blue, Captain and then Victory firing a salute and flying the flag of Vice-Admiral of the White. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Plates; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams; Maps; Tables; Plans;

From the cover: “Much has been written about Nelson, the man and his successful career from midshipman to great commander, culminating with his glorious death at the Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805. Added to this, considerable literary works have been published about his flagship at that famous battle, HMS Victory, but little has been written about the other vessels in which he served throughout his career, providing him with experience vital to his professional and personal development.

Beginning with HMS Raisonnable, the 3rd Rate 64-gun ship in which Nelson began his naval career at the start of 1771, Nelson’s Ships provides a service history of the 25 Royal Navy vessels in which Nelson served. All the famous ships-of-the-line are included: Agamemnon, the vessel of which he assumed command in 1793, Captain, which he commanded at Cape St. Vincent, Vanguard, flagship at the Nile and of course Victory. For the first time many of the smaller ships Nelson served in such as Carcass, Badger and La Minerve, are examined. A final chapter is devoted to the 12 ships in which Nelson served only for a very brief period of time.

A comprehensive background to each vessel is provided examining the design, construction and armament. A full service history then follows including the actions in which the ship participated, any modifications that were made, refit histories and costs, a complete list of the commanding officers of the ship and finally the ship’s ultimate fate. Numerous illustrations, superb plans and draughts specially drawn by the author, and a lavish colour artwork section complements the text.

The incidents that occurred whilst Nelson was on board each ship reveal an abridged version of his career and offer both the enthusiast and general reader an insight into the man himself. Utilising the ships’ logs allows the work to examine many important issues in Nelson’s navy such as victualling and health, discipline and punishment, ship handling and repair thus providing a fascinating insight into the reality of life at sea and disproving many of the myths surrounding the Georgian navy. Fully researched and developed by one of the most well known and respected Nelson historians, Nelson’s Ships is an invaluable work for both the academic and enthusiast alike.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 10". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 312 pages. Tags: nelson horatio viscount britain royal navy warships history 18th century 19th shipbuilding naval forces warfare historical political military technology engineering maritime united kingdom
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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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The Crowded Sky: An Anthology of Flight from the Beginnings to the Age of the Guided Missile by Edited by Neville Duke & Edward Lanchbery (£34.00)Publisher: London: Cassell & Co. Ltd. — 1959Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a small tape repair at the foot of the lower panel to the join and further closed tears at the spine ends. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned with spotting to the blanks. Description: From the cover: “Man’s longing to fly is as old as history. The wish to escape from the earth and soar with the birds recurs in Biblical verse and ancient legend, but it was Leonardo da Vinci who first considered the practical problems involved. From da Vinci to Colonel Frank Everest, Jr. , ‘the fastest man alive’, who in 1956 flew the Bell X-2 rocket plane at nearly two thousand miles an hour, this anthology of prose and poetry takes in its stride every conceivable branch of aviation, including the first faltering experiments, and the heyday of the balloon and the airship (there is an absorbing description taken from Nevil Shute’s autobiography of the testing of the R. 100, whose sister ship the R. 101 went to her doom so soon afterwards). Beside Bleriot’s exciting story are con-temporary newspaper accounts of Britain’s first air meetings and early flying clubs, and all else which has gone to make up the panorama of aviation through the ages. The First World War brought the greatest single challenge to the improvement of the aeroplane, and is seen here from the points of view of both Allied and German air aces. But flying was still in its infancy, at a time when the officer in command of the aeroplane gave the signal to descend by means of a smack on his pilot’s helmet! From the first World War to the second, with its roll of immortal names, among them Guy Gibson, Pierre Clostermann and Cheshire, V. C.; and finally to peace and the age of jet aircraft. In a section entitled Wings of Peace the editors show that to some, flying is an escape from the cares of the earth and a retreat that gives spiritual solace. So we come up-to-date with today’s test pilot, exploring new regions of speed and altitude, and developing test flying into a skilled and complicated science.

Here is a book to be dipped into again and again for its tales of high adventure, of the incredible audacity of men battling against the eternal forces of nature, and of the progress of aviation from its humble beginnings to its present vast complexity.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 6¼". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XV] 421 pages. Tags: lanchbery aeronautics literature prose poetry aerial operations air fighting warfare aeronautical engineering fiction anthologies verse poems aircraft aeroplanes aviation fictional drama
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A Fortunate Soldier by Ken Perkins (£32.00)Publisher: London: Brassey's Defence Publishers — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0080347622]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “This is the story of a soldier, Major General Ken Perkins, CB, MBE, DFC, who rose from the ranks to hold a number of important positions. It is a chronicle of an unusual career spent in pursuit of excitement which included, early on, flying as a pilot during the Korean War, and, much later, command of Arab, British and Iranian forces during counter-insurgency operations which preserved the Straits of Hormuz for the Western World. Even a desk in Whitehall proved amusing, particularly when Margaret Thatcher became Prime Minister.

In the course of this career he was awarded, in addition to his British decorations, the Hashemite Order of Independence, the Order of Oman and the Selangor Distinguished Conduct Medal. He leaves us at sixty launching into a new life: a second marriage to a business adversary, and a second family.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Field Marshal the Lord Bramall. Size: 9¼" x 6". Green boards with Black titling to the Spine. [XIII] 198 pages. Tags: britain army history military 20th century experiences unit armed forces armies civil wars colonial guerilla counter-surgency operations resistance unconventional warfare malaysia muscat oman british aviation malaya malayan emergency staff royal artillery regiments brigades dhofar defence policy air corps camberley 0080347622 9780080347622
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Nelson's Ships: A History of the Vessels in Which He Served 1771 - 1805 by Peter Goodwin (£32.00)Publisher: London: Conway Maritime Press — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0851777422]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Knocked at the bottom corner of the upper board otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: 2nd printing. [First Published: 2002] Jacket illustration: Nelson's Flagships at Anchor, 1807 by Nicholas Pocock. This is a composite image of Nelson's flagships at the Spithead anchorage painted in 1807. From left to right, Agamemnon, Vanguard (showing her broadside), stern view of Elephant flying the flag of Vice-Admiral of the Blue, Captain and then Victory firing a salute and flying the flag of Vice-Admiral of the White. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Plates; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams; Maps; Tables; Plans;

From the cover: “Much has been written about Nelson, the man and his successful career from midshipman to great commander, culminating with his glorious death at the Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805. Added to this, considerable literary works have been published about his flagship at that famous battle, HMS Victory, but little has been written about the other vessels in which he served throughout his career, providing him with experience vital to his professional and personal development.

Beginning with HMS Raisonnable, the 3rd Rate 64-gun ship in which Nelson began his naval career at the start of 1771, Nelson’s Ships provides a service history of the 25 Royal Navy vessels in which Nelson served. All the famous ships-of-the-line are included: Agamemnon, the vessel of which he assumed command in 1793, Captain, which he commanded at Cape St. Vincent, Vanguard, flagship at the Nile and of course Victory. For the first time many of the smaller ships Nelson served in such as Carcass, Badger and La Minerve, are examined. A final chapter is devoted to the 12 ships in which Nelson served only for a very brief period of time.

A comprehensive background to each vessel is provided examining the design, construction and armament. A full service history then follows including the actions in which the ship participated, any modifications that were made, refit histories and costs, a complete list of the commanding officers of the ship and finally the ship’s ultimate fate. Numerous illustrations, superb plans and draughts specially drawn by the author, and a lavish colour artwork section complements the text.

The incidents that occurred whilst Nelson was on board each ship reveal an abridged version of his career and offer both the enthusiast and general reader an insight into the man himself. Utilising the ships’ logs allows the work to examine many important issues in Nelson’s navy such as victualling and health, discipline and punishment, ship handling and repair thus providing a fascinating insight into the reality of life at sea and disproving many of the myths surrounding the Georgian navy. Fully researched and developed by one of the most well known and respected Nelson historians, Nelson’s Ships is an invaluable work for both the academic and enthusiast alike.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 10". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 312 pages. Tags: nelson horatio viscount britain royal navy warships history 18th century 19th shipbuilding naval forces warfare historical political military technology engineering maritime united kingdom
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The Bomber Command Handbook 1939-1945 by Jonathan Falconer (£29.00)Publisher: Sutton Publishing — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0750918195]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Top edge of the dust wrapper a little rubbed otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Jacket illustration: The crew of 50 Squadron's Lancaster III, ED810 'Z-Zebra' prepare to board before a night raid in Spring 1943. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Diagrams;

From the cover: “Night after night through six long years of war RAF Bomber Command’s squadrons pounded away at the cities of Nazi Germany in a determined effort to bring the Third Reich to its knees. Pitted against Bomber Harris’s aircrews and aircraft were some of the most effective and deadly defences the world has ever seen. For Bomber Command to launch a ‘maximum effort’ raid on the Ruhr by night, or a low-level strike on an enemy target in occupied Europe by day, a huge amount of planning was involved.

Why, when and where were the bomber airfields built? Who decided the strategic bombing policy? How was the overall command structure organised, from the Air Council down to individual bomber squadron level? How did the RAF train its bomber crews? What aircraft did they fly and what weapons did they use? Who were their commanders and who were the men that made up the rank and file of the Command? How was a raid planned and, once it was launched, what happened? What aids did crews use to navigate to the target and evade enemy defences? What kinds of uniform and flying kit did they wear? What awards and medals were they eligible to receive? These questions and many more are answered in the most comprehensive review yet of Bomber Command’s organisation and operations in the Second World War.

The legacy of Bomber Command in the 1990s is revealed in a detailed listing of museums and memorials nationwide. A series of comprehensive appendices list all RAF bomber airfields, their user squadrons, aircraft and commanding officers, operational statistics and a detailed war diary.

The Bomber Command Handbook is fully illustrated with 200 archive photographs and is an indispensable addition to the reference bookshelves of all who have an interest in the RAF and its controversial bomber offensive during the Second World War.”
Notes: Size: 10¾" x 7¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VIII] 280 pages. Tags: great britain royal air force bomber command history world war aerial operations british unit histories biography second forces uniforms airmen biographical aeronautical engineering aircraft aeroplanes aviation operational commands
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The Command of the Ocean: A Naval History of Britain, 1649-1815 by N.A.M. Rodger (£27.50)Publisher: Allen Lane — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0713994118]Condition: Near Fine - in Near Fine DJ.Description: The Command of the Ocean describes with unprecedented authority and scholarship the rise of Britain to naval greatness, and the central place of the Navy and naval activity in the life of the nation and government. 907pp. Index. Bibliography. Maps. Size: 8vo Medium (8" x 5½" approx.)
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Hoare and the Portsmouth Atrocities by Wilder Perkins (£23.00)Publisher: St. Martin's Press — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0312192835]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: From the cover: “ALTHOUGH BARTHOLOMEW HOARE has acquitted himself nobly on ship-board and battle, and worked his way up to lieutenant in King George III’s Royal Navy, he cannot count his present life a satisfactory one. For one thing, he and his brother (as his father before him, all of them descended from Vikings) have always had to use their fists to defend their name and its implications from schoolboys, shipmates, and generally impolite Britons at every social level. That Bartholomew can handle. But a spent musket ball in the throat put a halt to a promising career at sea, and Hoare was left with a glowing recommendation and exclusively shore duties. Obviously, a captain whose orders could not be issued above a whisper could never command a ship. To Hoare, who loves the sea, it is a tragedy, as he is forced to do the land-based tasks assigned to him. His present mission is to discover what has happened to the ship that disappeared in nearby waters, and whether the strange contents of a small keg found in the sand are involved in the mystery. And it is a quest that begins Hoare’s acquaintance with the extraordinary Mrs. Eleanor Graves — by his saving her from attacking ruffians, with her active and enthusiastic assistance. It is a meeting that starts a dramatic train of events. For one thing, Hoare is asked to put his talents to work on behalf of a young officer charged with the murder of his captain, a fellow of questionable probity and brutal temper. Hoare’s investigation leads to evidence of criminal activity beyond the captain’s murder. It’s a chance for the lieutenant to further distinguish himself — if he isn’t killed first. But life is not all trouble. Hoare becomes close friends with Eleanor Graves and her retired, and much older, physician husband. He meets a rather suspect visitor from abroad, and encounters assorted townspeople, both high and low — including the Graveses’ dinner guest his first night in town, one Miss Jane Austen.”Notes: Jacket designed by Alan D. Dingman. Size: 8½" x 5¾". Grey boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 215 pages. Tags: adventures battles battleship boat craft cruisers destroyers dinghy fiction frigate liner marine maritime merchant nautical naval navies navy novellas novels sailing sea seafaring ships stories submarine torpedo vessel warship
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So Many: A Folio Dedicated to All Who Served with RAF Bomber Command 1939-45 by Edited by Bill Gunston (£22.00)Publisher: Cambridge: W. H. Smith Exclusive Books — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1857570219]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is sunned at the spine. Bruised at the lower corners. Small ding to the front pastedown, offset and another small mark to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise bar light creasing to the bottom corner of the leaves. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs;Notes: Size: 13¼" x 9½". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 276 pages. Tags: britain royal air force bomber command pilots military war operations genealogy aerial fighting warfare germany 1914-1918 1939-1945 second airmen offensive accounts bombing
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Bomber Harris His Life and Times: The Biography of Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Arthur Harris, the Wartime Chief of Bomber Command by Henry Probert (£19.00)Publisher: London: Greenhill Books — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1853674737]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “This is the definitive biography of one of the most controversial figures of World War II. Sir Arthur Harris remains the target of criticism and vilification by many, while others believe the contribution he and his men made to victory is grossly undervalued. Henry Probert’s critical but sympathetic new account draws on recent research and, for the first time, all of Harris’s own extensive papers, to give outstanding insight into a man who combined leadership, professionalism and decisiveness with kindness, humour and generosity.

Probert examines Harris’s life from youth in Rhodesia to fighting in World War I, the inter-war years, his two families and his post-war years in South Africa and England. He reveals and analyses how Harris did his job in RAF Bomber Command during World War II, how he led his men in the face of appalling casualties, his disagreements with higher authority, his dealings with Churchill, his close links with the Americans, his role in directing the bombing raids against Germany, most notably at Dresden, and the way he was treated afterwards.

Bomber Harris provides the most complete and rounded picture of one of the great high commanders of modern times and an outstanding military personality of World War II.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 432 pages. Tags: probert 1853674737 harris arthur sir britain royal command history officers war 1939-1945 aerial operations british marshals bombing air force bomber
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Finest Hour by Phil Craig; Tim Clayton; (£19.00)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0340750413]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.Description: Signed by both authors on the title page - unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium but the book carries promotional sticker to the upper panel. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Maps [1];

From the cover: “Sixty years ago, Europe lay at Hitler’s feet. Britain faced its darkest hour — outnumbered and friendless as the German army continued its advance. Defeat or capitulation seemed inevitable. But instead a legend was bom.

Taking its readers on a breath-taking journey from open lifeboats in Atlantic gales to the cockpits of burning fighter-planes, and through cities devastated by the Blitz, Finest Hour recreates the terror, the tragedy and the triumph of the Battle of Britain.

This powerful account of the events of 1940, is told through the voices, diaries, letters and memoirs of the men and women who lived, loved, fought and died during this terrible yet inspiring year. These searing personal testimonies, taken from over a hundred original interviews, are combined with a fresh and often controversial account of the elaborate political intrigues and betrayals of the period — the Royal Navy assault on the French fleet and America’s secret plans to cope with Britain’s defeat.

Finest Hour blends original historical research with the experiences of ordinary people in desperate times. Cutting through the nostalgic haze, this book enables readers to experience something of a time — still within common living memory — when a nation’s darkest hour became its finest.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 418 pages. Tags: armourers hurricane no. squadron seclin airfield lain nethercott two-pounder pom-pom hms keith emie leggett 4th royal tank regiment bob burroughs mark light tanks marrin mclane hitler the blitz royal navy america’s secret plans david low 234 squadron spitfire for doe’ ground crew german reconnaissance plane 501 squadron hawkinge
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The Efficiency Experts: An Impartial Survey of Management Consultancy by Laura Tatham (£18.00)Publisher: Business Publications — 1964Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges, slightly tanned. A nice copy of a not-so-common title.Description: From the cover: “Are management consultants the answer to a businessman’s prayer? Or are they unprincipled rogues who, for an exorbitant fee, tell a company nothing it does not already know and saddle it with a lot of elaborate, unnecessary and expensive procedures?

To answer these extreme questions and many more between, Laura Tatham has obtained first-hand evidence from dozens of consultants and from as many clients, both satisfied and dissatisfied. This book is the result of her inquiries.

An impartial survey, The Efficiency Experts examines in detail what management consultants are, how they work and what they set out to accomplish. It suggests ways in which the businessman can make best use of consultants, and how he can assess whether or not a firm is likely to do a good job. A number of case histories describe both successful and unsuccessful consulting assignments.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [IX] 211 pages. Tags: abilities ability academic accept achieving acorn acquisition actionable active administrative affiliations agendas aggressive allocating almanac analysis analyst analytical annual anxiety application applying approach arriving articles asking assertiveness assessing assistants associates attitude averages baker bellyaches boards boiling bonding boss bosses brainstorming breaking brevity buy-in candidates chain changes characteristics charts checks choosing cities
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Death Ride by Leo Kessler (£17.00)Publisher: Futura — 1985Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780708826379]Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps. A pleasant copy of an uncommon title.Description: First in this edition. Wotan 19. Still reeling from the ignominy of savage defeat on the Russian front, the crack troops of SS Wotan, training hard throughout Christmas 1941, were rallying. The arrival of the new Mark VII Tiger tank indicated that they had been marked out for battle again. But where? German High Command was nervous: clearly they needed, desperately, to win. Yet their target was Stalingrad, a fortified city, and beyond it the untamed oilfields of the Caucasus. It would be a hard and bloody battle – and this time there could be no turning back…Notes: Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). 192 pages. Tags: Russian front Mark VII Tiger tank Caucasus Stalingrad German High Command Wotan
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Silence on Monte Sole by Jack Olsen (£17.00)Publisher: London: Arthur Baker — 1969Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0213177943]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a nick to the foot of the spine and bottom corner of the upper panel. Top edge of the text block tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendix; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “Relentlessly, dispassionately and brilliantly told, this monumental account of an outrage buried in the atrocities of World War II may become one of the great polemics against war. During World War II, Monte Sole had the misfortune to lie on the main route of withdrawal of the retreating German armies — a route vitally important to Field Marshal Kesselring and to the partisans of the Stella Rossa, headquartered in the hills of Monte Sole.

Under the fierce command of ‘Il Lupo’ (The Wolf), the partisans harassed the Germans by attacking convoys, derailing trains, and once capturing top-secret plans for the German defences on the Gothic line. As the Allied advance stormed up Italy to the very shadow of Monte Sole, Axis frenzy reached its peak. With full authorization of Kesselring and with an infusion of dread SS reinforcements, the Germans deliberately set out to neutralize Monte Sole.

This massacre constitutes the core of Jack Olsen’s book. He interviewed the men and women who were there and miraculously survived and those who remember what took place during the unspeakable butchery of the next three days. Eighteen hundred men, women and children, most of them having had nothing to do with the partisans, were annihilated on Monte Sole. Those who did not die were later blown up by mines sown by the Germans who were determined that Kesselring’s orders be carried out: that Monte Sole be obliterated from the face of the earth.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Behram Kapadia. Size: 8¾" x 5½". Yellow boards with Black titling to the Spine. 330 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella editions firsts first printings 1st war 1939-1945 italy marzabotto massacre companies 0213177943 9780213177942
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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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InDesign CS for Macintosh and Windows by Sandee Cohen (£16.50)Publisher: Peachpit Press — 2004Binding: Paperback Condition: Very Good+.Description: . In the Visual Quickstart Guide series. Notes: Size: 9" x 7". In the Visual Quickstart Guide series. 562 pages. Tags: palettes documents frames command applying fills overprinting tint drop shadows paths wrapping text alignment pdf tables hyphenation justification adobe color separations golive jpeg svg eps files postscript preflight
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A New History of Rome by E. Berkley (£15.50)Publisher: Thomas Laurie, Undated — 1890Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Mildly bumped at head & tail of spine and corners and a little rubbed / frayed. End papers spotted. Discreet inscription on ffep. Hinges weakening. Top edges dusty.Description: Blue cloth with gold titling on spine, embossed titling and motif on front cover. Pull out map pre title page. 487pp. Index. Advertisements. Size: 8vo Crown (7½" x 5")Tags: antoniniana trebonianus argentorate valentinian babylonians crucifixion constitutio marcomannic destruction citizenship persecution triumvirate independent constantius herculaneum institution cassiodorus constantine burgundians mithridatic usurpations charlemagne consulships catalaunian timesitheus mercenaries annexations augustulus adrianople aemilianus foundation eliminates theodosian magnentius hortensian censorship accessions diocletian theodosius anastasius radagaisus visigothic mauretania belisarius annexation allobroges ostrogoths elagabalus germanicus pescennius usurpation
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Command: From Alexander the Great to Zhukov by Edited by James Lucas (£14.00)Publisher: Bloomsbury — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780747502258]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Bruised at head of spine with commensurate ruffling to the DJ.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs, drawings and maps. Presents a unique portrait of the great figures of the battlefield, from Alexander the Great to Rommel and Julius Caesar to Giap. The book’s six chapters tell the story of command from its origins in ancient times up to the present day. Each section starts with a general overview of the period, out lining key historical, technological, social and military developments. This is supported by analysis of the key battles of each age, illustrated with detailed battle plans and maps. The biographies of the individual commanders follow.Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8". 255 pages. Tags: Horse warrior firepower Alexander the Great Zizka Blucher Wolfe bazaine Wolseley Allenby Samsonov Air power Tank warfare Auchinleck Zhukov Dayan Giap Tank warfare
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Military Aircraft Markings & Profiles by Barry C. Wheeler (£14.00)Publisher: Guild — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly ruffled at the edges. Dust wrapper and boards slightly tanned at the edges. Text bright and tight.Description: Over 850 Full Colour Illustrations And Photographs. Camouflage Markings. History Of Markings From World War I To The Present Day.Notes: Size: 12" x 9". 191 pages. Tags: maintenance/support forward-looking countermeasures anti-ballistic reconnaissance air-to-surface abbreviations british-based anti-surface air-launched organization code-letters surveillance observation cross-check battlefield operational helicopters limitation electronic navigation air-to-air helicopter insurgency reference strategic anti-ship airforces pilotless squadrons infra-red platform aircraft atlantic detector maritime analysis european markings military location airborne tactical magnetic warplane overseas historic usn/usmc take-off squadron ski-jump
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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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What If?: Strategic Alternatives of WWII by Edited by Harold C. Deutsch & Dennis E. Showalter (£14.00)Publisher: The Emperor's Press — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1883476070]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper is in a protective, removeable, mylar cover. Edges of the text block lightly marked. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Notes: Size: 10¾" x 7½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 272 pages. Tags: ability a-bomb after allies all-out and armed attack available barbarossa been bombing code command consequences conspirators corregidor corsica dealing decipher delayed detected dropped during existed favourably fortitude french germans had harbor held help histories hitler imaginary invaded its japanese kiev launched left macarthur military naval none not operation overtures pacific participating peace peari poles pre-emptive proposed read research responded rocket ruse sardinia scandinavia strategic strike surrender that the traffic u-boat ultra war was with world zhukov
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If War Comes… by Trevor N. Dupuy; Curt Johnson; David L. Bongard; Arnold C. Dupuy; (£13.50)Publisher: Hero Books — 1991Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0915979276]Condition: Good+. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the introduction: “A book to acquaint those who might be interested in the kinds of considerations with which those commanders and staffs must be concerned in the planning process. On the basis of their military knowledge and experience, the authors are confident that there will be considerable similarity between the scenarios in this book and the actual events.”Notes: Size: 9" x 5¾". 165 pages. Tags: house armed services committee hearings gulf crisis operation colorado springs jordanian diversion iraq gulf region desert environment combat effectiveness eastern ottoman empire middle east region iraq jordan kuwait command structure iraqi triangular defensive position mechanized division armoured division air assault division airborne division marine corps division british 1st armored division french 6th light armoured division egyptian armored division syrian armoured division military knowledge military history charter saddam hussein united nations resolutions middle east crisis
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Louis XIV: The Other Side of the Sun by Prince Michael of Greece (£13.50)Publisher: Orbis Publishing — 1983Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0856135143]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Penning to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.Description: From the cover: “Louis XIV, whose great prestige earned him the title of ‘the Sun King’, is the most famous of all the French kings. He ruled France in one of its most glorious periods, and remains to this day the supreme symbol of absolute monarchy. Now, in a brilliant new biography, Prince Michael of Greece has revealed a darker side to the Sun King. Drawing on detailed evidence from contemporary records, letters and memoirs, he explored the possibility that, underneath it all, this epitome of kingship was a shy, weak, unstable man of unexpected and intriguing complexity. Prince Michael assesses the continued and enduring influence of Cardinal Mazarin and Louis’ mother, Anne of Austria, on the little boy who came to the throne at the age of five but who learnt early on to hide his profound insecurity behind the ever more elaborate trappings of monarchy.

Here, then, is a vivid portrait of a not particularly intelligent king, secretly poring over textbooks, preferring to command sieges rather than battles because they were more convenient, whose voracious sexual appetite right into his seventies flouted the very conventions he himself tried to impose on a reluctant court at Versailles. Without simply debunking Louis, Prince Michael of Greece succeeds in presenting an iconoclastic biography which shatters many of the accepted myths about the man and his century. The result is a glimpse of the human frailties and inadequacies that lay behind the arrogance, protocol and pageantry of France’s greatest king.”
Notes: 447 pages. Tags: and biographies biography france history kings l'envers louis rulers soleil translation xiv
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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 Grandeur That Was Rome by J. C. Stobart (£13.50)Publisher: Sidgwick & Jacdso — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 028348456X]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Edges of DJ showing very slight shelf wear.Description: This work on Roman culture and civilization has been acknowledged as a masterpiece. Few books have so successfully conveyed the scope and sweep of a period and yet retained such a scrupulous concern for scholastic accuracy. The author measures the achievements of the Romans not so much by their military success and imperial expansion, but by their cultural and political contribution to the welfare of mankind.Illustrated with B&W photographs.Tags: antoniniana trebonianus argentorate valentinian babylonians crucifixion constitutio marcomannic destruction citizenship persecution triumvirate independent constantius herculaneum institution cassiodorus constantine burgundians mithridatic usurpations charlemagne consulships catalaunian timesitheus mercenaries annexations augustulus adrianople aemilianus foundation eliminates theodosian magnentius hortensian censorship accessions diocletian theodosius anastasius radagaisus visigothic mauretania belisarius annexation allobroges ostrogoths elagabalus germanicus pescennius usurpation
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Hermann Göring: Hitler Paladin or Puppet? by Wolfgang Paul (£13.00)Publisher: Brockhampton — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1860199224]Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, laminate lifting along 1" at the head of the upper panel. Leans slightly.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. This comprehensive and deeply researched biography charts his colourful career, which grew out of a luxurious upbringing and successful education to early achievements in the 1914-18 conflict, first as an infantry officer and winner of the Iron Cross for bravery, then as a fighter pilot, successor to von Richthofen, and the award of the Pour le Mérit. Noting that the inter-war years brought marriage into a wealthy Swedish family and early meeting with Hitler at Munich, the evidence is provided of the good impression Goring made on his future Führer. Was Hitler impressed by the military deeds and awards that he himself lacked? Did he misread Goring’s abilities? Was he correct in believing the man capable of high command only to find him wanting in the crisis days of World War Two.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". 286 pages. Tags: Iron Cross Hitler Pour Mérit Führer Richthofen high command World War Two Nazi leaders Reichstag Mautemdorf Luftwaffe Carinhall Weimar Prussian
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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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Man Against Mutiny: The Story of Vice-Admiral William Bligh by Joyce Nicholson (£13.00)Publisher: Lutterworth Press — 1961Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Edges of the dust wrapper frayed slightly with a triangular, closed, tear to the head of the lower panel. Previous owners' inscription to the pastedown. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Number 5 in the series.Notes: Size: 7½" x 4¾". Brown boards with Black titling to the Spine. In the Courage and Conquest series. 95 pages. Tags: mutiny the nore governor unruly colony new south wales dangerous adventure rank disobedience men under his command rebels and mutineers against authority discipline joyce nicholson courage conquest first editions firsts printings 1st
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OpenLinux eDesktop 2.4 User's Guide by Anon. (£13.00)Publisher: Caldera — 2000Binding: Paperback Condition: Very Good. Wraps rubbed at the edges.Description: Notes: Size: 9" x 7". 504 pages. Tags: sub-directories presentations configuration distributions installation transferring partitioning applications quick-launch click'n'drag presentation panel-hiding uninstalling greater-than spreadsheets copy'n'paste environment decorations redirection screensaver suitability downloading preferences compressing rectangular synthesized spreadsheet permissions configuring suppressing application edge-detect programming suppression parentheses bootloader resolution connecting inequality javascript elliptical management background defragment reposition terminated newsgroups installing permission appearance arithmetic
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Wall of Death: The Building of the Great Wall of China by Charles Görbing-King (£13.00)Publisher: Abelard-Schuman — 1973Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 020072052X]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper faded at the spine, rubbed at head, tail and corners with some small nicks and closed tears. Mildly bumped at head & tail of spine and corners. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “One of the man-made structures on the surface of the earth that could be seen by orbiting astronauts is the Great Wall of China, winding its serpentine way across 2000 miles of rugged territory. Built in less than fifteen years by command of the ‘Only First’ Emperor, Ch’in Shih Huang Ti, to keep out the Hsiung-nu barbarians, it cost the blood, strength and lives of millions of Chinese people — not without reason has it been called the longest graveyard in the world..”Notes: Illustrated by The Author. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Grey boards with Red titling to the Spine. 127 pages. Tags: 020072052x great wall china juvenile literature shang period 16th 11th century western chou dynasty han disunity the three kingdoms later dynasties mongols over first republic ching charles görbing-king author editions firsts printings 1st
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War, Ice and Piracy: The Remarkable Career of a Victorian Sailor: The Journals and Letters of Samuel Gurney Cresswell by Dominic Harrod (£13.00)Publisher: Chatham Publishing — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1861761384]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “The era of the Tax Britannica’ was anything but peaceful for many Royal Navy officers. But few saw as much active service as Samuel Gurney Cresswell (1827-1867). He joined the Navy at 14, serving in the Far East against Malay pirates, and then embarked on a famous four-year Arctic expedition during which he became one of the first men to navigate the long-sought North West Passage. After service in the Baltic Fleet in 1854 during the war with Russia, he obtained his first command and returned to the China station, where he was engaged in the imperial coercion that opened that country to the Western powers.

Throughout his action-packed service, he always found time to keep journals and to correspond with his family. He was an acute observer of the closed world of the Victorian navy, as well as the exotic climes he visited, and his lively first-hand accounts form the raw material for this book. He could also express his observations in highly-skilled drawings and watercolours, of such quality that he was summoned to the Palace to present his Arctic sketches to Queen Victoria, and many of these are reproduced here for the first time.

These journals and letters offer a remarkable insight into naval life of the time — especially the difficult transition from sail to steam propulsion -and provide an enthralling first-hand account of a far from ordinary officer’s career.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: cresswell samuel gurney 1827-1867 diaries correspondence sailors great britain biography dominic harrod 1861761384 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Louis XIV: The Other Side of the Sun by Prince Michael of Greece (£12.50)Publisher: Orbis — 1983Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0856135143]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little wrinkled at the edges. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. Genealocial tables to the lining papers. First British Edition. [First Published: in French by Les Editions Olivier Orban, 1979] From the cover: “Louis XIV, whose great prestige earned him the title of ‘the Sun King’, is the most famous of all the French kings. He ruled France in one of its most glorious periods, and remains to this day the supreme symbol of absolute monarchy. Now, in a brilliant new biography, Prince Michael of Greece has revealed a darker side to the Sun King. Drawing on detailed evidence from contemporary records, letters and memoirs, he explored the possibility that, underneath it all, this epitome of kingship was a shy, weak, unstable man of unexpected and intriguing complexity. Prince Michael assesses the continued and enduring influence of Cardinal Mazarin and Louis’ mother, Anne of Austria, on the little boy who came to the throne at the age of five but who learnt early on to hide his profound insecurity behind the ever more elaborate trappings of monarchy.

Here, then, is a vivid portrait of a not particularly intelligent king, secretly poring over textbooks, preferring to command sieges rather than battles because they were more convenient, whose voracious sexual appetite right into his seventies flouted the very conventions he himself tried to impose on a reluctant court at Versailles. Without simply debunking Louis, Prince Michael of Greece succeeds in presenting an iconoclastic biography which shatters many of the accepted myths about the man and his century. The result is a glimpse of the human frailties and inadequacies that lay behind the arrogance, protocol and pageantry of France’s greatest king.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 447 pages. Tags: and biographies biography france history kings l'envers louis rulers soleil translation xiv
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Reaching for the Skies by Ivan Rendall (£12.50)Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC] — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0563206802]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges. Top edges of text block dusty.Description: Illustrated with colour and B&W photographs. From the cover: “This is the dramatic and entertaining story of many of this century’s most colourful adventurers. It shows how, thanks to the dreams, courage and inspiration ofa few hundred people, the aero- plane has developed from a Heath Robinson contraption of wooden struts and fabric into a machine of steel and aluminium that can circle the Earth in 100 minutes or reach out into space. :. War inevitably plays an important part, as do luck and vision, as one technological breakthrough gives way to another. This book, which includes material from over 200 interviews with pioneering aviators, is fully illustrated with stunning colour and black and white photographs.” Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine.Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". 288 pages. Tags: agello francesco air mail act aircraft carriers alcock altitude records amundsen roald flying fortress superfortress ball albert bendix trophy beaufighter biard henry blanchard jean pierre bleriot louis blitzkreig boeing william boelke oswald bonnet florentin boothman john boxkite brabazon britannia brown arthur whitten busemann adolph hercules saetta castoldi mario chanute octave chinook
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Reaching for the Skies by Ivan Rendall (£12.50)Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC] — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0563206802]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges. Top edges of text block dusty.Description: 2nd Printing. Illustrated with colour and B&W photographs. From the cover: “This is the dramatic and entertaining story of many of this century’s most colourful adventurers. It shows how, thanks to the dreams, courage and inspiration ofa few hundred people, the aero- plane has developed from a Heath Robinson contraption of wooden struts and fabric into a machine of steel and aluminium that can circle the Earth in 100 minutes or reach out into space. War inevitably plays an important part, as do luck and vision, as one technological breakthrough gives way to another. This book, which includes material from over 200 interviews with pioneering aviators, is fully illustrated with stunning colour and black and white photographs.”Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 288 pages. Tags: agello francesco air mail act aircraft carriers alcock altitude records amundsen roald flying fortress superfortress ball albert bendix trophy beaufighter biard henry blanchard jean pierre bleriot louis blitzkreig boeing william boelke oswald bonnet florentin boothman john boxkite brabazon britannia brown arthur whitten busemann adolph hercules saetta castoldi mario chanute octave chinook
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Russian Voyages Round the World by N. Nozikov (£12.50)Publisher: Hutchinson — UndatedBinding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently faded at the spine. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners. Pages lightly age-tanned with some spotting to start and finish.Description: War Economy Standard - circa 1950. Maps to the endpapers. The first Russian voyages round the world are closely linked with the activities of the Russian-American Company, the formation of which was called forth, in its turn, by the tremendous expansion of Russian possessions in the Pacific Ocean in the second half of the eighteenth century.Notes: Foreword or introduction by M. A. Sergeyev. Size: 8½" x 5½". Purple boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 165 pages. Tags: kronstadt the canary isles santa catharina washington islands nukuhiva petropavlovsk-on-kamchatka russian embassy japan kamchatka sakhalin macao russian america whampoa sunda islands indian ocean kurile islands valparaiso new archangel aleutian archipelago senyavin islands mariana archipelago famous warrior mariners russian navy russian fleet kresenstem first russian mariners sail round the world lisyansky gotovnin utke yakutsk settlement sea okhotsk chukchi peninsula pacific ocean russian voyages great kamchatka command 1716-1720 first and second bering expeditions 1725-1730 1733-1743 chukchi expedition shestakov 1727-1732 russian merchants gregory ivanovich shelekhov russian- american company
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Stalingrad: The Vital 7 Days by Will Fowler (£12.50)Publisher: Spellmount — 2005Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 9781862272781]Condition: Very Good. Small scrape to upper board otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs & maps. The German invasion of the Soviet Union at dawn on 22 June 1941 caught the border guards and forward infantry units by surprise — many were captured semi-clothed as they stumbled half-awake out of their barracks. German Army Propagandakompanien (PK) photographers caught the dazed look on their shocked faces in the watery spring light. This book contains detailed descriptions of the manoeuvres, attacks and defensive actions during the vital phase of the battle for Stalingrad.Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Pictorial boards. 192 pages. Tags: red army babachenko babiyu barbarossa bagration barrikady tractor factory katyusha bormann ivanovich chuikov hubertus elchenko flame-throwers focke-wulf panzerarmee viii army corps panzer division rifle regiment army group winter storm goebbels goering golodny island heinkel gru soviet military intelligence stalingrad hoepner uyushin shturmovik jeschonnek junkers kar 98k rifle keitel khozyaynov kovalova krasnaya
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Aircraft Illustrated Annual 1984 by Edited by Martin Horseman (£11.50)Publisher: Ian Allan — 1983Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Very Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding.Description: Illustrated with black and white & colour photographs.Notes: Size: 9½" x 7". Pictorial boards. 128 pages. Tags: jupiter-powered sandringham flying-boat mcdonnell airacobra prototype accidents auxiliary bembridge blackburn westland islander northern widebody squadron mustangs airlines europe’s lockheed fuselage nine-ack national tristars two-seat aircraft imperial mustang fighter tristar duxford harrier trainer germany airways cannons service douglas convair command bn2a-27 british active flying ap-39n hawker engine arrows airbus museum vt-29b stormo bomber napier 1930s space p-51d p-39d xp-39 avian short usaaf force group world trans aldis dh9aj sight tube hart avro bell lion dc-9 king bae air red war raf sea 146
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Lancaster - A Bombing Legend by Rick Radell; Mike Vines; (£11.50)Publisher: Chancellor Press — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9781851529698]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ.Description: First in this edition. One of the greatest British aircraft of full-time, the Arvo Lancaster was the mainstay of the RAF Bomber Command in World War Two. This book features the only two airworthy Lancasters in existence: B MkI operated by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, and B MkXclaimed by the Canadian Warplane Heritage.Notes: Size: 9¼" x 8½". 128 pages. Tags: radar-controlled non-commissioned identification establishment distinguished cross-country three-pointer unserviceable anti-aircraft consolidated disciplinary vice-marshal experimental aircraftman conjunction maintenance information publication operational australian ammunition decoration commanding propellers conversion inspection signalling incendiary repairable institutes unexpected elementary navigation inter-comm lieutenant operations estimated transport havilland americans commander policeman emergency aerodrome technical direction write-off liberator listening auxiliary eliminate
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Linux In No Time by ANON (£11.50)Publisher: Prentice Hall — 2001Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0130319767]Condition: Very Good. Upper wrap a little curled otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: From the introduction: “In this book twelve detailed illustrated workshops guide you step-by-step through the installation of Caldera OpenLinux, while the basics and first steps give a practical insight Into working with the operating system and the KDE graphic user interface. You wi11 be introduced to system and data administration, and shown how to install software, how to work with the Star Office package, how to use the internet or set up a network. There is a1so a troubleshooting section and a small glossary.”Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). 536 pages. Tags: sub-directories presentations configuration distributions installation transferring partitioning applications quick-launch click'n'drag presentation panel-hiding uninstalling greater-than spreadsheets copy'n'paste environment decorations redirection screensaver suitability downloading preferences compressing rectangular synthesized spreadsheet permissions configuring suppressing application edge-detect programming suppression parentheses bootloader resolution connecting inequality javascript elliptical management background defragment reposition terminated newsgroups installing permission appearance arithmetic
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Prisoner Of War by Major Pat Reid; Maurice Michael; (£11.50)Publisher: Hamlyn — 1984Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0600347060]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Top edges of text block tanned lightly.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the introduction: “The prisoner of war, not a criminal, not a transgressor, merely an unfortunate who has been defeated in an armed struggle, has nearly always been unwanted, the most unwanted person on earth. In the old days, if he were rich enough to buy his own freedom, that he was allowed to do; if he were physically fit and strong he might be kept as slave labour, for a slave is what he became, but otherwise, beyond the fact that the captor had to deny his enemy the services of his captives what to do with them was a real problem. This book describes how this problem has been solved down the ages, the fate of the prisoner of war, what he has suffered and the conditions he has had to endure. These latter vary in the extreme; in fact there is no story of appalling suffering or civilized treatment that some ex-POW cannot cap.”Notes: Size: 10" x 7". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: prisoner war pow surrender capture living conditions effects captivity escape cannon fodder bamboo doctor boer braddon russell camp crowder lucky strike carthaginians cenu-al prisoners agency changi charlemagne clausewitz colditz communism coutras Crimean crusaders denazification drechsler werner dunbar east india company eutropius faulquemont food parcels French revolution franco-prussian geneva convention galley
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Sea of Memories by Stan Smith (£11.50)Publisher: Spellmount — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0946771189]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ.Description: This book is one man’s adventures over 29 years in the Royal Navy. William Stanley Smith, known to his friends as ‘Stan’ was born in 1899. At the age of 15 years he ran away to sea and this is the beginning of a fascinating story. With active service spanning 2 World Wars, the Russian Revolution, the Spanish Civil War and other areas policed by the Royal Navy. In the Russian Revolution Stan Smith and 24 sailors under the command of Captain Bruce Fraser were captured by the Bolsheviks and imprisoned.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". 143 pages. Tags: royal navy bolshevik russian revolution spanish civil war sailors commanders battleships cruisers destroyers torpedos submarines squadron fleets battle group
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That Others May Live by Jack Brehm; Pete Nelson; (£11.50)Publisher: Ebury Press — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780091874674]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Bruised at head and tail. Leans slightly. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the flap: “Little-known, multi-skilled and astonishingly brave, the PJs’ (pararescue jumper) primary mission is the rescue of pilots shot down behind enemy lines. These are the unsung heroes who swim through monster-sized waves or who dangle precariously over raging seas. It was Jack Brehm who coordinated the rescue efforts that were chronicled in the bestselling book “The Perfect Storm”. PJs train to recover victims in any kind of desperate situation, anywhere in the world. They train on high mountain ranges in temperatures below freezing, in scuba gear deep beneath the ocean, and in the hottest driest deserts. They are highly skilled paramedics yet they also have to know how to operate a machine gun from a helicopter door. The book not only tells the story of Jack’s life but also shares the stories of fellow PJs, living and dead, who made careers of saving apparently doomed lives, at huge risk to themselves.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 287 pages. Tags: wolff-parkinson-white refuellingaerospace adrenocortical cricothyrotomy reconnaissance thoracentesis pneumothorax thorascotomy hypovolemic bergschrund phosphegene hypothermic compensator accelerated transmitter parachuting helicopter indicating hyperbaric penetrator hypebgolic debriefing controlled pararescue assistance operations jumpmaster technician anhydrase preserver hypobaric medically evacuated operating reference collapsed parachute disasters inhibitor emergency pulmonary satellite position engineer diuresis clothing locating syndrome carbonic altitude decadron
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The Battle of Britain: The Jubilee History by Richard Hough; Denis Richards; (£11.50)Publisher: Guild — 1990Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges.Description: From the cover: “The victory of the Battle of Britain ranks with Marathon and the Marne as a decisive point in history. At 1 Denis Richards, co-author of the official history of RAF operations in World War Two, and Richard Hough, the historian and biographer, have collaborated to write this magnificent new account for the general reader; as well as offering vivid descriptions of the air fighting, it explains with great authority how both sides developed their air forces in the inter-war years, a necessary prelude to a true understanding of the Battle itself. It provides fresh insights into the controversies of the time and makes use of original material derived from interviews and correspondence with over three hundred surviving air-crew and ground staff.”Notes: Size: 8" x 5¼". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 413 pages. Tags: fighter command luftwaffe aircraft air defence raf anti-aircraft balloon defence spitfires bombing air fight junkers stukas messerschmitt civil defence zeppelin gotha dornie merlin radar tower 610 squadron pilots dowding blitz invasion hurricanes
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The Full Monty by Jim Davidson (£11.50)Publisher: Little, Brown & Co. — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0316907774]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges. Pages lightly age-tanned and somewhat wavy.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the cover: “This is Jim Davidson's own account of his turbulent life. The story is a rich tale of show business as seen from backstage in the star's dressing-room. It is a hilarious story but at times a very sad one. Now forty, Jim has lived life on the edge for twenty years and The Full Monty makes gripping and painfully funny reading.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 245 pages. Tags: jim davidson britain’s best-loved comedians bad boy comedy tabloid press entertained british troops wooed political leaders theatres new faces contest prime time top-rating television series black bull lewisham ralph reader’s 1966 gang show jane beaumont julie gullick wentworth tricia duskey alison holloway tracy hilton boating afghan plains blazer’s windsor royal command performance drury lane leukaemia research the sharon alien leukaemia trust fishing horton kirby laurie mansfield
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The Grub Street Dictionary of International Aircraft Nicknames, Variants and Colloquial Terms by John Horton (£11.50)Publisher: Grub Street — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0948817755]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper.Description: From the flap: “John Horton has compiled a comprehensive A-Z of aircraft names which is as rich and fascinating as the history of aviation itself. His book, the first of its kind on the market, explores evocative names such as the Seven Day Bus, the Supermarine PB9 built in a week and the Aardvark, which refers to the General Dynamics F-III and its modus operandi, rather than its appearance as a great long nose grubbing the dirt. The subculture of informal and colloquial names has remained as vigorous and inventive throughout the century and Horton covers models from World War 1 to Vietnam. Such names not only tend to be humorous and anecdotal in nature, but also reveal the more interesting characteristics of the aircraft concerned.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 6". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 186 pages. Tags: allied reporting names ww2 japanese aircraft nato ascc formal british military naming systems series phonetic alphabets nicknames navy carriers airborne early warning air force base transport auxiliary corporation aerospace european airways overseas south american cie des messageries aeriennes counter-insurgency chief test pilot electronic intelligence empresa nacional aeronautica chile
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The Mavericks: The Military Commanders Who Changed the Course of History by Robert Harvey (£11.50)Publisher: London: Constable — 2008Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9781845296025]Condition: Good+ — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Boards a little marked. Small stain to the foredge of the text block. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XLVII] 442 [6] pages. Tags: harvey 9781845296025 command troops case studies military biography wolfe clive india nelson leadership cochrane wellington garibaldi rommel monty patton macarthur
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The Stones of Hissarlik by John Sanders (£11.00)Publisher: Citron Press — 1998Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0754400379]Condition: Near Fine.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “Could inanimate stones from the excavations of Troy, stored in Berlin until taken by the Russians in 1945, have the power to control humans? Abrasive radio talk show host Tom Titchford thinks he is in command of the airwaves. Until, that is, his aunt is brutally murdered, he is taunted on air, and another anonymous caller defies alt of Tom’s attempts to cut him off. When the charred body of the station’s scheming financial director is found after apparent spontaneous human combustion near the cottage Tom has inherited, he experiences the stuff of alien nightmares, along with an attractive new neighbour.”Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¾". 220 pages. Tags: city combustion extinct fiction human radio shows spontaneous stations talk troy
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