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TSR-2: Phoenix or Folly? by Frank Barnett-Jones (£104.00)Publisher: GMS Enterprises — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 187038427X]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. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice copy of an umcommon title in any edition. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams;

From the cover: “In the late 1950’s the Government of the day embarked on a major initiative which was to change forever the basic structure of Britain’s Aviation Industry. At the same time the Royal Air Force had an urgent requirement for a new strike aircraft. From this emerged one of the most far-reaching military aviation programmes ever embarked upon by a British government up to that time. The subsequent arguments and debates for and against were voiced in all sections of the media, attracting both public attention and condemnation.

The new industry emerged from the ashes of the old as the British Aircraft Corporation and the Hawker Siddeley Group, however, the project that was formulated as the very incentive in bringing about the change was firstly condemned and then literally scrapped by a new, incoming government. It was always indicated that the project was cancelled because of its cost, but has this been used merely to disguise an underlying, alternative reason?

This book attempts to describe the aircraft, its systems and intended roles. At the same time it also traces the origins of the Operational Requirement and tries to piece together for the first time the controversial issues and personalities that conspired together to bring about the tragic downfall of the TSR-2.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Tags: bac tsr jet attack plane fighter planes great britain design and construction military history transportation aviation technology engineering aircraft interest vehicles inventions frank barnett-jones 187038427x first editions firsts printings 1st
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The Man Who Drew Tomorrow by Alastair Crompton (£54.00)Publisher: Who Dares — 1985Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0948487011]Condition: Very Good.Description: First in this edition. From the cover; “Frank Hampson was one of the most dedicated and prolific strip cartoonists the world has known. In 1975 an international Jury of his peers voted him the best post-war writer and ardst of strip cartoons. Twenty-five years earlier, working on the dining table of his council flat, he created three dummies of EAGLE, Britain’s most famous paper for boys. Nothing like it had been seen before and there has been no comic to compare with it since. This is the story of how Hampson did it, and went on to create the strip that actually sold EAGLE, Dan Dare, followed by The Road of Courage, a strip version of the life of Christ. The story begins in triumph and ends in tragedy, for when Hampson left Eagle (in 1961) he was to spend 14 years virtually in the wilderness hiding from the fans that pursued him and suffering a series of dangerous illnesses.”Notes: Size: 10½" x 8¼". 215 pages. Tags: frank hampson eagle dan dare indian ink studio artwork drawing tommy walls illustrations international publishing corporation the astral club ipc the best eagle marvel comics dan and digby bruce cornwell greta tomlinson fleet street horror comics the news the world group max dunlop phantom fleet reign the robots magazine anvil
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Greig Fester: A Story of Reinsurance by Antony Brown (£44.00)Publisher: Granta Editions — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1857570332]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Jacket illustration: Map of the earthquake zones of the world illustrating the geography of catastrophes which form the basis of Greig Fester’s business. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Graphs; Tables; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “THE story of Greig Fester is the story of reinsurance — perhaps the most intriguing aspect of international insurance and the one most frequently involved in world news. Reinsurance is the means by which insurance companies insure themselves against the possibility of catastrophic losses. This is why the history of Greig Fester, one of the few Lloyd’s brokers to specialise in reinsurance, is often one of natural disasters ranging from floods and hurricanes to earthquakes. It follows the fortunes of the company formed 75 years ago by a remarkable Scots insurance man, and relates how it was later merged with a cosmopolitan firm whose European connections could hardly have been more in contrast.

Greig Fester: A Story of Reinsurance will, we believe, be a formidable addition to the growing library of books which guide the general reader through the mysterious and fascinating world of international insurance.”
Notes: Size: 10¼" x 8". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 128 pages. Tags: brown ~1857570332~ greig fester firm history royal exchange insurance corporation group limited companies reinsurance commerce economic social second world war
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Putting Strategy to Work by Eddie Obeng (£35.00)Publisher: Pitman — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0273602659]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges.Description: Examines the main areas of knowledge required to ensure your success, covering all the techniques for successful program management.Notes: Foreword or introduction by Eddie Obenn. 237 pages. Tags: differentiation internalization people-embodied diversification customer-based identification attractiveness product-market classification small-business organizational transformation implementation value-creating interpretation supportability recommendation responsibility sustainability administrative research-based organization's configuration institutional determination specification expropriation brainstorming technological opportunities disadvantages contingencies understanding duplicability collaboration reconfiguring effectiveness uncertainties proliferation globalization discontinuity communication vulnerability process-based relationships participation substitution facilitation value-adding interrelated expectations
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The Portable MBA in Strategy by Liam Fahey; Robert M. Randall; (£30.50)Publisher: John Wiley & Sons — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0471197084]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges with a short closed tear to the head of the lower panel. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: 2nd Edition. From the cover: “The ultimate goal for all managers is to enable their organization to thrive in the marketplace — to produce offerings that customers value highly and to outperform the competition according to key metrics. The Portable MBA in Strategy, Second Edition arms you with the critical knowledge you need to make the choices that will attract and retain the most valuable customers, to experiment and adapt rapidly in continuously changing markets, and to position your organization advantageously for the future. Featuring contributions from internationally recognized leaders in strategic thought and practice, this fully updated Second Edition reflects the remarkable impact of e-business on all commercial activity, reveals the new opportunities and risks facing small business, and presents the latest methods of strategic analysis and implementation for domestic and global businesses. This unique resource offers a clear, practical guide to leading-edge strategic management practices, explains the strategic manager’s tasks and objectives, and shows how management techniques such as scenario planning can be used to develop the foresight and insight necessary for short- and long-term wealth creation in a competitive, unpredictable business environment.”Notes: Size: 10¼" x 7¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 414 pages. Tags: differentiation internalization people-embodied diversification customer-based identification attractiveness product-market classification small-business organizational transformation implementation value-creating interpretation supportability recommendation responsibility sustainability administrative research-based organization's configuration institutional determination specification expropriation brainstorming technological opportunities disadvantages contingencies understanding duplicability collaboration reconfiguring effectiveness uncertainties proliferation globalization discontinuity communication vulnerability process-based relationships participation substitution facilitation value-adding interrelated expectations
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Making Enterprise Risk Management Pay Off: How Leading Companies Implement Risk Management by Thomas L. Barton; William G. Shenkir; Paul L. Walker; (£28.00)Publisher: Financial Times/ Prentice Hall — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0130087548]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Small area of light spotting to the edges of the text block otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: From the cover: “Risk managers can no longer operate in a vacuum: they must understand all the risks that impact today’s enterprise, and involve all of the firm’s leaders in managing those risks. Enlightened companies are meeting these challenges through enterprise risk management, a set of revolutionary techniques that go beyond mere “control” to contribute measurable business value. This book takes you behind the scenes at companies that are leading the way in developing and deploying enterprise risk management. You’ll learn how they’re developing new tools for identifying today’s new risks; how they’re improving the accuracy of their risk assessments and recalibrating their responses; and how enterprise risk management can identify not just debacles and “downsides”, but breakthrough growth opportunities as well.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 257 pages. Tags: enterprise-wide diversification self-assessment mark-to-market communications corporate-wide identification infrastructure quantification environmental risk-adjusted manufacturers opportunities international manufacturing organization fluctuations implementing applications perspectives face-to-face nonfinancial corporations environment shareholder accountants measurement association mismanaging integration syndication application value-added uncertainty sensitivity enhancement explanation composition corporation consultants interaction developers integrated technology securities statistics accounting e-commerce geothermal commission successful
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The New KGB: Engine of Soviet Power by W. R. Corson; R. T. Crowley; (£19.00)Publisher: Harvester Press — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0745003095]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper, small nick to the top corner of the lower panel. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “This stunning exposé is a fresh way of looking at the current operations and global strategies of the new KGB, and its increasingly powerful control of the entire Soviet state. The authors’ devastating analysis is that the KGB has forsaken its traditional role as the ‘shield and sword of the party’ to actively become master of the Soviet Communist Party and the dominant force in the government of the U.S.S.R. Their argument painstakingly traces the changes in the Soviet hierarchy that was started by the late KGB chief Yuri Andropov and which ended recently with the death of Konstantin Chernenko and the immediate naming of Mikhail Gorbachev to take charge of the Soviet Union in what was the quickest succession in Soviet history.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 560 pages. Tags: soviet intelligence background kgb operations union soviet socialist republics 327.1’2’0947 cheka communist international gpu-ogpu era nkvd beria era andropov amtorg corporation soviet quasi-official organizations soviet prison ships soviet agents gpu ogpu nkvd nkgb mvd mgb intelligence and security service prominent soviet leaders annand labis feldman brandes ovakimian woolwich arsenal
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Planned Beef Production by Stephen Williams; C. David Edgar; (£18.00)Publisher: Crosby Lockwood & Son — 1966Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Ex-library with few marks. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges with a rough nearly closed tear to the leading edge of the lower panel. Heavily faded at the spine of the dust wrapper. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “THE production of beef cattle is complex and is becoming increasingly so. Technical changes have been applied to the once simple matter of having herds of breeding cattle in some places and yards of fattening bullocks in others. Sometimes they were on the same farm, but often there was a considerable distance between them and this was bridged by the cattle dealer and the store market. New concepts of breeding by artificial insemination led to the replacement of some dual-purpose cattle by some others. The reds and the roans became black and white, or just black; and the buffs are now making an appearance. Physical and chemical methods of dehorning have jostled with genetic advances in polling. Competition between the churn stand and the calf pen in a period of falling milk prices led to early weaning in its various guises and to the greater use of milk substitutes and the earlier feeding of concentrates. Multiple suckling, carefully supervised by expensive labour, has led to mass suckling with labour charges spread over more cattle. More recently there have been interesting developments with barley fed and battery beef with forage flowing untouched from silo to stock, a trickle of concentrates being fed on the way. The time has come for an appraisal of the multitude of methods in beef production and the many differing ideas regarding suitable breeds down to the introduction of the Charolais.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 189 pages. Tags: acres additives adoption advisory agent agricultural agriculture alfalfa altitude analysis angus application approach arable artificial aspect association assurance attestation auctions auger automatic automation autumn bacteria balance barley barley-beef barns basic batch baths battery beef-lots beevebilde beeves behaviour belts biology bloat boards boiled bonuses book-keeping boots bowls boxes breeding breeds brewers bucket
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Nature of Australia: A Portrait of the Island Continent by John Vandenbeld (£16.50)Publisher: Collins Australia — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0732200032]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: 2nd printing. [First Published: 1988] Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “The earliest explorers of Australia felt themselves to be in an alien world of bizarre animals and strange plants, a land left behind by time. That sense of strangeness pervades the perception of Australia to the present day. Much of its life — and the way it is lived — is unique, but there’s also a new understanding of Australia’s origins and its links with the rest of the natural world.

Based on the acclaimed television series, the book brings together new discoveries and insights into a comprehensive and fascinating account of how the island continent came to be the way it is, the making of its dramatic landscapes, and the origins and evolution of its marvellous plants and animals.

Nature of Australia traces the rise of those most extraordinary mammals, the marsupials, from their beginnings in the primeval forests of the Americas to their triumphant radiation in Australia; it tells the story of the rich and varied seas, from the storm-tossed kelp forests of the south to the marvels of the Great Barrier Reef; it follows the great climatic changes that turned the continent from a lush land of plenty into a parched place of drought and fire which forged ingenious ways of survival; and it reveals the impact of human immigrants on the continent and its creatures: first the Aborigines and their firesticks, then, in the last 200 years, Europeans and their technology.

Accompanied by a wealth of splendid photographs and other illustrations, Nature of Australia is a lucid and engrossing account of the making of Australia and its marvels — an enthralling portrait of the island continent.”
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 8". Red boards with White titling to the Spine. 292 pages. Tags: natural history australia australian broadcasting corporation organisms nature the world country life pets john vandenbeld 0732200032
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Smith and Keenan's Advanced Business Law by Kenneth Smith; Denis Keenan; (£16.00)Publisher: Pitman — 1994Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0273604341]Condition: Good+. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wraps. Text block slightly warped. Text bright and tight.Description: 9th Edition. Contents: The law of contract — making the contract I; The law of contract — making the contract II; The law of contract — making the contract III; The law of contract — reality of consent I; The law of contract — reality of consent II; The law of contract — contractual terms; Contracts in restraint of trade and restrictive practices; discharge of contract; Remedies and limitation of actions; The sale of goods I; The sale of goods II; The sale of goods III; Contracts for the supply of goods and services; Supply of goods on credit; Employment I; Employment II; Employment III; Company law in the study of business; Company law in the study of business II; Company law in the study of business III; Agency in companies and partnership — the common law; Negligence — generally and the business application; Answers to questions set in objective mode;Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7½". 625 pages. Tags: agents and breach britain business commercial company conditions contracts corporation credit discharge discrimination employer employment england goods great guides health hire-purchase hse law legal practices restraint restrictive safey sale services study supply termination terms trade wales warranty
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A History of the King's Hospital by Lesley Whiteside (£14.50)Publisher: The King's Hospital — 1975Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Very Good. Gently faded at the spine. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Limited Edition of 500 copies of which this is No. 264. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “This book traces the history of The King’s Hospital, Dublin, a school of royal foundation which survived when royal writ ceased to run in Ireland; a city school for most of its first two centuries, which carried on without the backing of the corporation which had nurtured it; an essentially Anglican school which has felt strong enough to open its doors first to Protestant non-conformists and then to Roman Catholics.

Founded in 1669 and given the backing of Charles II’s charter, the school did not benefit directly from its royal connection after the Stuart period; rather it derived reflected prestige from its official title ‘The Hospital and Free School of King Charles II, Dublin’. Much more significant was its link with the city of Dublin and in particular with the corporation. The aldermen of the city dominated the school’s Board of Governors, while the corporation was an important source of finance. City freemen in their capacity as master craftsmen accepted pupils of the school as apprentices; the pupils were the sons and grandsons of freemen.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIII] 252 pages. Tags: dublin education history hospital ireland kings king's schools secondary studies
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Earthwatch: Survey of the World from Space by Charles Sheffield (£14.50)Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson — 1981Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0283987375]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges. Price Clipped.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs and maps. From the cover: “The stunning beauty, variety and richness of earth’s structure and appearance is revealed in this book in over seventy full colour satellite images taken from 570 miles up by the Landsat spacecraft. Earthwatch is a unique outsider’s view of our planet, fascinating and informative. The incomparable colour pictures, all supplied by the Earth Satellite Corporation in Washington, are largely unpublished and appear in book form here for the first time.” Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine.Notes: Size: 12½" x 9½". 160 pages. Tags: world mountains plains valleys forests deserts conurbations seas oceans rivers geographers geologists agronomists prospectors foresters hydrologists soil scientists cartographers land-use oceanographers coastal zone analysts environmentalists
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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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Somewhere in the West Country: The History of Bristol (Whitchurch) Airport 1930-1957 by Kenneth Wakefield (£14.00)Publisher: Crécy Publishing — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0947554653]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Maps; Plans;

From the cover: “During the Second World War Bristol’s Whitchurch Airport became Britain’s main air gateway to the free world. Service chiefs, foreign and British diplomats, Prisoner-of-War mail ( via neutral countries), and much else, passed through the airport, as did many important people. Among the latter, to name but two, were Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of the President of the USA, and Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands. Other famous personalities passing through included film stars Bob Hope, Edward G Robinson and Bing Crosby, in Britain to entertain American forces. But security in wartime was paramount and Whitchurch Airport was never mentioned by name. Instead, news reports about the arrival or departure of celebrities referred only to an airport somewhere in the West Country . This is the book of that airport.

Although a history of Whitchurch, other aspects of aviation in the West Country are covered, including the pre-war expansion of civil and military flying. But much of the book is about the important part played by Whitchurch in wartime, when it was occupied by British Overseas Airways Corporation, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, the Air Transport Auxiliary and the Bristol Aeroplane Company. It concludes with an account of the difficult early post-war period and the events which led to the airport’s closure in 1957. This is a comprehensive history of one of Britain’s most important early airports and covers a period, seen by many, as the Golden Age of British civil aviation.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Yellow boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 174 pages. Tags: kenneth wakefield 0947554653 first editions firsts printings 1st whitchurch airport history 20th century pictorial works airports england bristol aeronautics domestic trade business organisation air force unit histories forces great britain netherlands present day second world war transport industry civil aviation airlines british overseas airways corporation boac airfields stations bases transportation services raf auxiliary klm royal dutch
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The Concorde Story: Ten Years in Service by Christopher Orlebar (£14.00)Publisher: Temple Press — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0600333698]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Price Clipped.Description: From the cover: “Chapters outline the theory and dynamics of supersonic flight, chart the history of attempts to break the sound barrier, describe other SST (supersonic transport) projects which never progressed beyond the model stage and the single design which did, Russia’s Tupolev TU 144 ‘Concordski’. Specifications and data are included, and this book includes an account of a flight from London to New York, from the pilot’s point of view. The text is backed by a wealth of illustrations.”Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8½". 128 pages. Tags: supersonic transport aerodynamics canard wings air france bristol siddeley britannia british aircraft corporation ceat dassault mirage engines gas turbines gloster-whittle gas turbines handley page sst laminar flow mcdonneil douglas miles
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Contemporary British Industrial Relations by Sid Kessler; Fred Bayliss; (£13.00)Publisher: Macmillan — 1995Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0333641329]Condition: Very Good. Spine lightly creased. Corners showing a little wear. Internally bright and clean.Description: 324pp. Index. Bibliography. Size: 8vo Demy (8½" x 5½")Tags: hydro-electricity petro-chemicals computerization nationalization rationalization interdependence house-building anglo-american reorganization petrochemicals technological cinematograph international shipbuilders' co-ordination participation concentration technologists mechanization metallurgical amalgamations unemployment shipbuilding directorates broadcasting universities co-operation intervention co-operative organization agricultural certificates distribution interlocking significance productivity corporations associations safeguarding association comparative expenditure maintenance engineering electricity competition conservancy restrictive electronics consumption combination
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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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The Company Chairman by Sir Adrian Cadbury (£13.00)Publisher: Director Books — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1870555260]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Notes: Jacket designed by Jane Norman. Foreword or introduction by Sir John Harvey-Jones. Size: 9¼" x 6". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIV] 226 pages. Tags: sir adrian cadbury john harvey jones jane norman 1870555260 first editions firsts printings 1st directors corporations great britain corporate governance board effectiveness chairman managing director roles corporation law management companies business
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Through The Years with Romany by Eunice Evans (£13.00)Publisher: University of London Press — 1946Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. A reasonable reading copy only. Heavily faded at the spine. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Green boards with Dark Green titling to the Spine. 260 pages. Tags: romany bramwell evans nature expeditions broadcaster gypsy ancestry halifax wilmslow trout fishing caravan gipsy smith arthur ghant wharfedale ailsa craig romany tawny owls wild partridge cornelius smith british broadcasting corporation natural history gypsy heritage wild animals countryside naturalists conservationists ecology
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100 Years of Banking in Asia and Africa: A History of National and Grindlays Bank Limited 1863-1963 by Geoffrey Tyson (£12.50)Publisher: National & Grindlays Bank — 1963Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Very Good. Gently faded at the spine. Knocked at the head of the spine. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs.Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XII] 246 pages. Tags: africa and asia babu bank’s banking banks bar bombay boom borradaile boyson branch branches britain’s british bros bullion burmah burral business calcutta campbell capital captain charles chief city clove colombo commercial company corporation countries cripps currency delhi developments east eastern economic enterprise finance financial fitzwilliam formerly gillespie goberdhone gold great grindlays
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100 Years of Banking in Asia and Africa: A History of National and Grindlays Bank Limited 1863-1963 by Geoffrey Tyson (£12.50)Publisher: National & Grindlays Bank — 1963Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners. Boards lightly faded and spotted. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted. Text bright and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs.Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XII] 246 pages. Tags: africa and asia babu bank’s banking banks bar bombay boom borradaile boyson branch branches britain’s british bros bullion burmah burral business calcutta campbell capital captain charles chief city clove colombo commercial company corporation countries cripps currency delhi developments east eastern economic enterprise finance financial fitzwilliam formerly gillespie goberdhone gold great grindlays
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Politics UK by Bill Jones; Dennis Kavanagh; Michael Moran; Philip Norton; (£12.50)Publisher: Longman — 2001Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0582423333]Condition: Very Good. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wraps with a light crease to the top corner of the upper wrap. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: 4th Edition. From the cover: “With additional material from Barrie Axford, Simon Bulmer, Peter Byrd, Colin Copus, Andrew Flynn, Robert Pyper and Jonathan Tonge. Completely revised, extended and thoroughly updated, the fourth edition of this best-selling and highly respected textbook is the best yet. Politics UK 4/e covers all of the core elements of an introductory undergraduate and A-level British politics course — the constitution, social context, political ideology, parliament, Prime Minister and departments, elections and voting behaviour, the media, pressure groups, local government and the judiciary as well as the major policy areas. The material is presented in a consistently clear and lively style, constantly challenging the student and raising thought-provoking issues.”Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7¼". 722 pages. Tags: abolition absenteeism abstention accounts acts administration advising agriculture alliance all-night areas assessment associations atlantic automation ballot basis behaviour blair boarding boroughs boundary brain britain bureaucracy butskelism by-elections cabinet cabinets calibre candidates chamber chancellor changing chiefs citizen civil coal coalition commission committee committees commons commonwealth communication compulsory concepts confederation conservative constituencies constitution
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Preparing for the Twenty-First Century by Paul M. Kennedy (£12.50)Publisher: HarperCollins — 1993Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0002157055]Condition: Very Good. Light reading creases to the spine otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). 428 pages. Tags: demographic explosion multinational corporation world agriculture biotechnology revolution robotics automation new industrial revolution developing world greenhouse gas global exports high-technology products indebtedness world population increase
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Problems in Labor Relations by Benjamin M. Selekman; Sylvia Kopald Selekman; Stephen H. Fuller; (£12.50)Publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Co. — 1958Binding: Hardback Condition: Good+. Gently faded at the spine. Edges of the text block lightly soiled and tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: 2nd edition. [First Edition: 1950] From the cover: “When the first edition of this book was written in the tense atmosphere of the immediate postwar years, the question may well have been asked whether collective bargaining was an enduring institution. The year 1946, for instance, was marked by repeated, costly strikes in one basic industry after another. Indeed, in a reaction against this thrust of power on the part of new, industry-wide unions, the Taft-Hartley Act was enacted in 1947. It marked a reversal of the trend started with the validation of the Wagner Act by the Supreme Court in 1937. For now trade unions, too, were under surveil lance and could be made subject to charges of unfair labor practices as only management had been under the Wagner Act. Other restrictions were placed upon them by the Federal law, and a number of states enacted even more stringent legislation in the form of so-called “right-to-work” laws.

At this writing, ten years later, it can safely be said that, whatever legisla tion may still be forthcoming, collective bargaining has nevertheless survived as a permanent institution. Hardly any responsible managements would be willing to say now, regardless of their feelings in the past, that they preferred to function without unions or that they could do so even if they so desired. Problems still continue, some of them serious in nature. Whereas in the first five or six years after the war it was repeated strikes, some of an emergency nature, that troubled the nation, now it is “creeping” inflation. Indeed, many observers think that the continuous inflationary trend can be traced in large part to the periodic wage settlements, including fringe benefits, entered into by large unions and large corporations which establish patterns for the econ omy as a whole. The debate goes on as to whether unions are the primary cause of the inflationary trend or whether it is caused by corporations when they translate wage increases into price increases which, it is charged, are greater than just the wage component. To this management replies, ‘Well, surely, prices must be greater than the amount of the wage increase because our wage increase creates a cycle which makes everything we buy cost more. It costs us many times more to replace plants and machinery we built before the inflationary cycle began, not to say anything about raw and semi-finished material’.

The truth of the matter is that problems will always be with us: this or that issue will continuously arise in the highly dynamic industrial environment that characterizes this nation. Collective bargaining does not in itself solve major economic and social problems. What it does provide is a procedure by means of which problems can be identified and handled.”
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Trade Unions in a Free Society: Studies in The Organisation of Labour in Britain and the U.S.A. by B. C. [Benjamin Charles] Roberts (£12.50)Publisher: Hutchinson — 1962Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with rubbing at the tips of both panels and light soiling to the lower panel. Price Clipped. Previous owners' inscription to the pastedown. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: 2nd edition. [First Edition: 1959] From the cover: “This is a new, revised and enlarged edition of a smaller work published in 1959, and appears at a time when there is a mounting interest in the role, powers and duties of trade unions in the British economy and in the standard of living of the working man.

The original work attracted a great deal of attention by its penetrating analysis of the role of the trade unions, and by its courage in advising them to ‘come to terms with the market economy, which is an essential feature of a free society’. This edition was quickly sold, and it was decided to prepare a new one, bringing the argument up to date and comparing British trade unions with unions in America.

A reviewer in Economica said of the first edition of this book and also of Unions in America by the same author, published by Princeton University: ‘Mr. Roberts writes very well… One wishes the two works could be combined together, for they would make a first-class study in comparative industrial relations and the positions of trade unions in the world’s two chief democracies’. This has now been done.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Professor F. W. Paish. Size: 8½" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 206 pages. Tags: absenteeism activity administrative aerospace affairs affluent growth aggressive agreements aims alienation alliance alternative amalgamated amalgamations analysis anarchism anomie apathy appeals arbitration aristocracy assembly asset association attitudes authority automation autonomous ballot bargaining benefits boards bolsheviks bonus bourgeoisie branch breakaway bullock bureaucracy bureaucratised campaign cant capitalism cash certificates challenge character charismatic chartism check-off
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Wall Street by Martin Mayer (£12.50)Publisher: The Bodley Head — 1959Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges.Description: From the cover: Wall Street is more than a symbol of the power of money: it is a place, a community, a focus of psychological as well as economic forces. To understand what happens there and the intricate world of finance of which it is the centre, one must know how it works in practice. Published originally in the United States, the book has been revised for this first British edition. Finance, like advertising, was imported to America from Britain before developing its own powerful and independent roots in the new soil. The author has added a special note in which he describes both the differences and the similarities between Wall Street and the London Stock Market from which it derives.”Notes: Jacket designed by Donald Green. Size: 8½" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 270 pages. Tags: stocks and bonds new york stock exchange american stock exchange brokers underwriters money managers new york financial market atlas corporation banks bond room broad street club merrill lynch put and call watson brown brothers harriman building corporation cahill, gordon, remmei carnegie corporation chase-manhattan bank chemical-corn
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Barbarians Led by Bill Gates by Jennifer Edstrom; Marlin Eller; (£11.50)Publisher: Henry Holt & Co. — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0805057544]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. DJ lightly ruffled at head of spine, otherwise a fine example.Description: In this insider's account, we get beyond those brilliantly crafted images to unearth the real story of Gates' Microsoft, told not by the suits, the flacks, or the lawyers, but the people who designed the softwareNotes: Jacket designed by Raquel Jaramillo. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black & Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Tags: microprocessor communications nondisclosure compatibility manufacturers dojdreamworks compensation applications infringement recognition competitors controversy application electronics handwriting wordperfect corporation programming injunction agreements programmer department compuserve commission developers interfaces powerpoint andreessen postscript government developed microsoft installed algorithm navigator dominance languages equipment processor operating copyright licensing antitrust embedding spyglass bundling failures compiler explorer internet software
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Competing on Internet Time by Michael Cusamano; David Yoffie; (£11.50)Publisher: Free Press — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0684853191]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Top edge of DJ a little ruffled, front fold-in creased. Internally bright and clean. A very pleasing copy.Description: Lessons from Netscape and Its Battle with Microsoft. The definitive blow-by-blow analysis of Netscape's battle with Microsoft, starting with the founding of Netscape in 1994 through to the summer of 1998, just as Microsoft was about to enter the courtroom with the Justice department over its alleged monopolistic practices.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". 360 pages. Tags: Microsoft Netscape MIT’s JavaSoft Palo Alto Sun Microsystems MSN. Intel Corporation Apple Computer Jim Barksdale Marc Andreessen Intel Dell CNET
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Himalaya by Michael Palin (£11.50)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0297843710]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Slight ruffling to the dust wrapper at the head of the spine otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: 8th Reprint. Illustrated with colour photographs & maps. From the cover: “THE HIMALAYA is the greatest mountain range on earth, a virtually unbroken wall of rock stretching 1800 miles from the borders of Afghanistan to southwest China. It remains the world’s most majestic natural barrier, a magnificent wilderness that shapes the history and politics of Asia to this day. In a journey rarely, if ever, attempted before, Palin takes on the full length of the Himalaya, from the Pakistan-Afghan frontier through India, Nepal, Tibet and Yunnan in China, before re-crossing the mountains to Assam, Bhutan and Bangladesh. The product of six months’ hard travelling, Himalaya links together the Khyber Pass, the hidden valleys of the Hindu Kush, ancient cities like Peshawar and Lahore, the mighty peaks of K2, Annapurna and Everest, the bleak and barren plateau of Tibet, the gorges of the Yangtze, the tribal lands of the Indo-Burmese border and the vast Brahmaputra delta in Bangladesh. They had a brush with the Maoists while filming in Nepal and advice from the Dalai Lama before crossing into Tibet. This book, compiled from Palin’s diaries, records the pleasure and pain of his most challenging journey so far and Basil Pao, the inspired photographer of Sahara, Full Circle and Pole to Pole, captures the sensational beauty of the finest mountain scenery in the world. This is adventure at the very highest level.”Notes: Illustrated by Basil Pao (Photos). Size: 10¾" x 7¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 288 pages. Tags: asia basil bbc britain broadcasting corporation davidson description essays himalayas india mills mini-series mountains nepal palin pao pictorial roger television travelogues works worldwide writing
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Margaret Thatcher: The Woman Within by Andrew Thomson (£11.50)Publisher: W. H. Allen — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0491034296]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Small address lable to the first blank.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Takes the reader on a tour of the Thatcher years, through elections, the Falklands and beyond, describing what he saw of the different roles simultaneously performed by Margaret Thatcher: Prime Minister; Member of Parliament; wife; mother; woman. This book is unique because it is written by an insider — a witness to the human elements of the Iron Lady.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". 247 pages. Tags: macro-economic private-sector nuclear-energy anti-inflation communications idiosyncrasies industrialists merry-go-round public-school council-house hire-purchase bruce-gardyne communication involumeterms relationships comparability self-delusion confederation crowther-hunt autobiography public-sector stabilisation contingencies fragmentation speechwriting international privatisation supplementary power-station policy-making conciliation nationalised intellectual unemployment conservatism seton-watson government's inefficiency thorneycroft accelerators organization unpopularity achievements douglas-home post-downing productivity shipbuilders negotiations white-collar inexperience conservative
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The Decline and Rise of British Industry by David Clutterbuck & Stuart Craine (£11.50)Publisher: W. H. Allen — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1852510307]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned.Description: From the flap: “Has Britain really recovered from its decades-long industrial decline? What has to be done to maintain the recovery? And how did our industry become so uncompetitive in the first place? Here are the facts and the statistics behind the collapse of British industrial power and influence between the end of the Second World War and the late 1970s, and the subsequent return to apparent health in the Thatcherite years. Views vary widely on the causes of the decline; yet there is a remarkable degree of agreement as to what needs to be done to continue the recovery. Continue is the key word, for though the patient is off the critical list, he is far from dancing with rude health.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 388 pages. Tags: hydro-electricity petro-chemicals computerization nationalization rationalization interdependence house-building anglo-american reorganization petrochemicals technological cinematograph international shipbuilders' co-ordination participation concentration technologists mechanization metallurgical amalgamations unemployment shipbuilding directorates broadcasting universities co-operation intervention co-operative organization agricultural certificates distribution interlocking significance productivity corporations associations safeguarding association comparative expenditure maintenance engineering electricity competition conservancy restrictive electronics consumption combination
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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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British Industry by J. H. Dunning; C. J. Thomas; (£10.50)Publisher: Hutchinson — 1968Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 090589742]Condition: Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps which are a little tanned. Text complete, clean and tight overall but the glue is weakened at the last page of the index. A fragile copy.Description: What have been the main developments in British industry since 1914 and how will its future prospects be affected by such issues at State control, automation and the Common Market.Notes: Jacket designed by Ralph Mabey. Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). In the Universal Library series. 242 pages. Tags: hydro-electricity petro-chemicals computerization nationalization rationalization interdependence house-building anglo-american reorganization petrochemicals technological cinematograph international shipbuilders' co-ordination participation concentration technologists mechanization metallurgical amalgamations unemployment shipbuilding directorates broadcasting universities co-operation intervention co-operative organization agricultural certificates distribution interlocking significance productivity corporations associations safeguarding association comparative expenditure maintenance engineering electricity competition conservancy restrictive electronics consumption combination
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Business Law by S. B. Marsh; J. Soulsby; (£10.50)Publisher: Nelson Thornes — 1995Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0748719857]Condition: Very Good. Wrappers slightly dulled with a crease to the join of the upper wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: 6th Edition. From the cover: “New features include recent legislation such as: The Sale and Supply of Goods Act 1994; The Trade Union Reform and Employment Rights Act 1993 plus numerous new cases. The text has been comprehensively revised throughout and includes new material on: unfair terms in commercial contracts; health and safety at work; and commercial agents.”Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7½". 340 pages. Tags: agents and breach britain business commercial company conditions contracts corporation credit discharge discrimination employer employment england goods great guides health hire-purchase hse law legal practices restraint restrictive safey sale services study supply termination terms trade wales warranty
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Elliot's Guide to Home Entertainment by John Elliot (£10.50)Publisher: Aurum — 1997Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1854104853]Condition: Very Good. Light yellowing to the title page. Text complete, clean and tight else.Description: 4th Edition.Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). 954 pages. Tags: classification cinematography certifications bibliographies entertainment documentaries certification discographies broadcasting satellite-tv live-action corporation association laservision productions blockbuster re-mastered documentary soundtrack low-budget production claymation recordings catalogues screenplay supporting decoration television directors extensive animation hollywood principal assistant direction reference broadcast programs juvenile pictures thriller suitable children catalogs synopsis category artistic sporting american releases original
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Father, Son & Company: My Life at IBM and Beyond by Thomas J. Watson; Peter Petre; (£10.50)Publisher: Bantam Press — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0593020936]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine ends with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “In the course of sixty years, Thomas J. Watson Sr. and his son, Thomas J. Watson Jr., together built the colossus that is IBM, one of the largest and most profitable business enterprises on earth. This is their story: a riveting and revealing account of two men who loved each other — and fought each other — with a terrible fierceness. The father rose from penniless sewing-machine salesman to confidant of presidents; one of America’s great entrepreneurs, he was a selling genius who gave the world the motto THINK. But it was Thomas J. Watson Jr. who put IBM into computers, leading the company through the longest and most spectacular burst of growth in business history. Under Tom Watson Jr., IBM gave birth to the computer age and came to embody the very idea and ideal of the modern corporation. Thomas J. Watson Jr. was a tall, awkward boy with no self-confidence — always in scrapes, more interested in flying airplanes than in learning from books. He had no inclination toward business, yet at age thirteen he posed at his father’s side in a derby hat and a man’s suit, already IBM’s heir apparent. With great candour and insight, Watson writes of his “thousand-dollar-a-day” father, America’s highest-paid businessman, an executive so formidable and charismatic that his leadership evolved into a personality cult. Finally, World War II and a role as a military pilot setting up America’s Lend-Lease program in the U.S.S.R. took the author far away from his father’s overpowering influence. He emerged as his own man... and truly his father’s son.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 468 pages. Tags: american and biographies biography business changed company computers corporation ctr economics executives fathers general history industries industry information international its machines management name production snr sons states thomas united watson
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Film Facts by Patrick Robertson (£10.50)Publisher: Aurum — 2001Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1854106546]Condition: Very Good. Upper wrap has a gentle vertical crease. Text bright and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs.Notes: Size: 10¼" x 7½". 256 pages. Tags: academy actors actress amateur american animation artistic arts assistant association audiences awards bbfc bibliographies blockbuster bloopers broadcast broadcasting budgets buff cable carlton cartoon catalogs catalogues category censorship certifications channel characters cinema cinematography classic classification claymation code colour comedy corporation coverage credits decoration directors discographies documentaries documentary editing effects entertainment episode exhibitors
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Focus by All Ries (£10.50)Publisher: HarperCollins — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0002556677]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: From the cover: “What drives corporate culture? In a word, growth. Predictably/ companies branch into other markets to meet ever-increasing targets. Yet, by expanding, companies become unfocused, not only in the marketing and perception of their products, but also in their corporate image. Focus identifies the need of companies to concentrate on what they know best and return to the basics. All markets change, and even companies with a strong brand image may need to focus and refocus more than once over a period of time. With practical, no-nonsense advice, Ries guides managers back on track. Using hard examples from a variety of industries, Xerox, General Motors, Federal Express, Kodak and IBM among them, Ries analyses which corporations are focused, and predicts the kind of corporate thinking that is destined to fail.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 304 pages. Tags: unfocusing corporate america driving force globalization driving force division the corporate front retail front quality axiom acquisitions advertising age american express restructuring benchmarking strategy category killer ceos coping with change chrysler corporation competing with your customers develop new product technological change customer life cycles spin-offs european companies insead business administration leadership marketing myopia next-generation product promotion perception quality tele-communications
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Her Majesty: Fifty Regal Years by Brian Hoey (£10.50)Publisher: HarperCollins — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0002570793]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Queen Elizabeth is far and away the most experienced figure in British public lire. The most famous woman in the world, she is also its most private. Now, in her fiftieth year on the throne, Brian Hoey — one of our best-informed royal chroniclers — takes a searching look at the ups and downs of Her Majesty’s long reign, and highlights the important difference in people’s attitudes towards the Queen personally and the monarchy in general. The author has had unrivalled access to past and present members of the royal staff and household, as well as to ex-Heads of State, statesmen, politicians and personal friends of the Queen. Nothing they have said is ‘off the record’. The result is a lively, authoritative and revealing portrait of the Queen’s life and work seen largely through the eyes of those who’ve known her and worked with her over the course of half a century.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 377 pages. Tags: graham-hodgeson armstrong-jones gloucestershire eccentricities superintendent grandchildren grants-in-aid correspondent field-marshal modernization holyrood house russell-smith extra-marital mountbattens investitures commonwealth gainsborough metropolitan broadcasting arrangements independence bedfordshire money-saving stag-hunting douglas-home relationship twenty-first relinquishes unpopularity marksmanship homoeopathic beaconsfield chamberlains stockbrokers legge-bourke constantine maintenance conferences counsellors elphinstone squidgygate christopher forfarshire sandringham sunninghill association backbencher corporation dannenhauer mountbatten
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Shadow of the Titan by Alan Fenton (£10.50)Publisher: HarperCollins — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0002235269]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “Mort King is an ambitious man, but when he presents an ultimatum to his boss — the Titan, the ruthless owner of the world’s leading oil corporation — he finds himself out on the street. Together with his brother and two top businessmen, Mort sets out to bring down the Titan and to turn King Brothers into the richest, most powerful oil-trading corporation on earth. In the face of oil crises and the desperate efforts of bitter rivals, Mort and his partners achieve sensational success. But they pay a terrible price. In a world of jealousy and hatred, bribery and corruption, their private lives disintegrate as they race towards tragedy. In the end it is their own insatiable lust for riches and power that threatens to destroy everything. . .”Notes: Jacket designed by David Scutt. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 703 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella short first editions firsts printings 1st english money greed power corruption leading oil corporation revenge international oil-trading 1970s 1980s
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The Government We Deserve by Colin R. Coote (£10.50)Publisher: Eyre & Spottiswoode — 1969Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0413264408]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper a little rubbed at the edges with a ½" closed tear at the foot of the spine, a little tanned. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the flap: “There has been much talk in recent years of the need for reform in all our parliamentary institutions as they face the pressures of modern society, and it is in response to these questions that Sir Colin considers the many varied aspects of the democratic system of government both in Britain and abroad. In a wide-ranging approach he covers the problem of electoral reform — whether there is a need to introduce some form of proportional representation, or Primary elections on the American model — the reform of the franchise and reduction of the number of constituencies.”Notes: Jacket designed by Craig Dodd. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 255 pages. Tags: nationalization professionalism representation constituencies confederation rack-renting associations proportional by-elections conservative suffragettes nationalized transferable wage-earners commonwealth devaluation legislative nationalist agriculture objectivity absenteeism hooliganism maintenance syndicalism resignation favouritism politicians bureaucracy corporation ministries chancellor opposition punishment government privileges parliament committees immigrants industries principles abstention industrial candidates compulsory automation preference commission butskelism practices overlords expansion
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The Guinness Book of Film Facts and Feats by Patrick Robertson (£10.50)Publisher: Guinness World Records — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0851122094]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper and onto the margins of the panels. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “In its 288 pages this book is packed full of information relating to films, the methods of production and the film industry. There are sections relating to performers, awards, box office, censorship, documentaries and shorts, news films, camera work, publicity, cinemas, titles, films on TV, amateur films, advertising films, animations, etc. All in the style which has made the Guinness Facts & Feats series such a success. To give some idea of the spread of contents, did you know that: The longest film ever made runs for two days and nights without interruption?; The star with the longest screen career has been appearing in films since 1908?; The first feature-length film was made in Australia?; The largest cast for a film numbered 187,000-more than the number of people who saw it?; Winston Churchill wrote film scripts?; The longest production schedule was 18 years?; Crazy inventions have included films for the blind?; Only one western has been directed by a woman?; A British monarch acted in movies?; The first star to appear on screen naked was back in 1916?; Dracula has never been portrayed on screen the way he was described in the book?; Mary Pickford starred in a Russian movie-without her knowledge?”Notes: Size: 9½" x 7". Turquoise boards with White titling to the Spine. 288 pages. Tags: bibliographies certifications cinematography classification discographies documentaries certification entertainment broadcasting satellite-tv association documentary re-mastered blockbuster laservision corporation live-action productions decoration low-budget recordings exhibitors catalogues screenplay claymation supporting soundtrack characters production television censorship performers assistant extensive audiences festivals out-takes favourite directors animation broadcast reference hollywood principal american pictures programs juvenile thriller suitable catalogs
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The Guinness Book of Movie Facts and Feats by Patrick Robertson (£10.50)Publisher: Guinness — 1988Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0851128998]Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps. Spotting to the leading edge of the first few leaves otherwise a well presented copy.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. 3rd Edition. From the cover: “In its 288 pages this book is packed full of information relating to films, the methods of production and the film industry. There are sections relating to performers, awards, box office, censorship, documentaries and shorts, news films, camera work, publicity, cinemas, titles, films on TV, amateur films, advertising films, animations, etc. All in the style which has made the Guinness Facts & Feats series such a success. To give some idea of the spread of contents, did you know that: The longest film ever made runs for two days and nights without interruption?; The star with the longest screen career has been appearing in films since 1908?; The first feature-length film was made in Australia?; The largest cast for a film numbered 187,000-more than the number of people who saw it?; Winston Churchill wrote film scripts?; The longest production schedule was 18 years?; Crazy inventions have included films for the blind?; Only one western has been directed by a woman?; A British monarch acted in movies?; The first star to appear on screen naked was back in 1916?; Dracula has never been portrayed on screen the way he was described in the book?; Mary Pickford starred in a Russian movie-without her knowledge?”Notes: Size: 10¼" x 7½". 236 pages. Tags: academy actors actress amateur american animation artistic arts assistant association audiences awards bbfc bibliographies blockbuster bloopers broadcast broadcasting budgets buff cable carlton cartoon catalogs catalogues category censorship certifications channel characters cinema cinematography classic classification claymation code colour comedy corporation coverage credits decoration directors discographies documentaries documentary editing effects entertainment episode exhibitors
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The Kindness of Strangers: The Autobiography by Kate Adie (£10.50)Publisher: Headline — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0755310721]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Slight crease to the bottom edge of the lower panel. Pages very gently age-tanned.Description: Illustrated with black and white & colour photographs. From the cover: “Kate Adie, reporting from the world’s danger zones, is so familiar to us that we feel we know her well. But, as her book reveals, her life has been even more eventful than we can imagine. Raised in post-war Sunderland, where life was ‘a sunny experience, full of meat-paste sandwiches and Sunday school’, Kate has reported memorably and courageously from many of the world’s trouble spots since she joined the BBC in 1969. The Kindness of Strangers encompasses Adie’s reporting from, inter alia, Northem Ireland, the Middle East, Tiananmen Square and, of course, the Gulf War of 1991.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 373 pages. Tags: biography autobiography war correspondents women television journalists journalism reporters reporting press radio personalities broadcasting bbc british corporation biographical
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The Republic of China under Chiang Kai-Shek: Taiwan Today by F. A. Lumley (£10.50)Publisher: Barrie & Jenkins — 1976Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0214203514]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently faded at the spine. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “Here is the background of the Republic of China’s impressive economic take-ofF in Taiwan, presented for the first time since the statistical records published by the United Nations and other international organisations were discontinued following its withdrawal in 1971. In its diplomatic isolation 16 million people have ceased to exist on paper, although they have about the same amount of foreign trade as the 800 million other Chinese of the Communist mainland; their living standards are four times as high in GNP terms. Taiwan’s transformation from the poor agriculturally based island which Japan handed back to China in 1945 to the dynamic major trading nation of today merits study by all concerned about the developing countries of the Third World.”Notes: Size: 8½" x 6". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 167 pages. Tags: pharmaceuticals re-emancipation petro-chemicals electrification sino-japanese urbanisation agricultural shipbuilding suao-hualien declaration wangchen-yi nationalist corporation development weitao-ming electronics educational kuomintang university industrial investment occupation processing automobile production cheng-kung government provincial corruption programme kaohsiung inflation indemnity institute four-year financial executive fisheries petroleum structure economic formosan republic yen-tien japanese kai-shek province american railroad research national
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Viva Britain: Mrs Thatcher's Britain by Paolo Filo della Torre (£10.00)Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. A very well presented copy.Description: Notes: Jacket designed by John Kent. 101 pages. Tags: macro-economic private-sector nuclear-energy anti-inflation communications idiosyncrasies industrialists merry-go-round public-school council-house hire-purchase bruce-gardyne communication involumeterms relationships comparability self-delusion confederation crowther-hunt autobiography public-sector stabilisation contingencies fragmentation speechwriting international privatisation supplementary power-station policy-making conciliation nationalised intellectual unemployment conservatism seton-watson government's inefficiency thorneycroft accelerators organization unpopularity achievements douglas-home post-downing productivity shipbuilders negotiations white-collar inexperience conservative
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Central Government: An Introduction to the British System by M. R. Curtis (£9.50)Publisher: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons — 1966Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper edgeworn and faded with heavier fading to the spine. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Later Printing. From the cover: “WRITTEN by a Professor of Political Science, this lively and critical book not only introduces the reader to the study of the British Constitution, but also presents a shrewd and provocative discussion of both the virtues and dangers of the English system. In his survey, Dr. Curtis deals with each of the organs of government from the Crown to the Commons, examining their merits and defects and making many suggestions for improvement. He has included as well chapters on the Voter and Public Opinion, the Commonwealth, Public Corporations, and a particularly stimulating section on the Civil Service, a much neglected branch of government. The author has kept descriptive and historical elements to a minimum and has tabulated his discussion so that the book is a model of directness. Many diagrams, illustrating the distribution of power and the administrative functions, are included for easy reference. This book will prove of especial use to students taking the Diploma in Public Administration and similar examinations. It will also be invaluable to anyone wishing to study our system of government, providing them with a handbook which is also sound critical analysis.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [V] + pages. Tags: abolition absenteeism abstention accounts actors acts administration advising agriculture alliance all-night assessing associations atlantic automation ballot basis boarding boroughs boundary brain britain bureaucracy butskelism by-elections cabinets calibre candidates central chamber chancellor changing chiefs citizen citizenship civics civil coal coalition commission committees commons commonwealth compulsory confederation conservative constituencies constitution constitutional consumers corporation
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Cricket on the Air: A Selection from Fifty Years of Radio Broadcasts by David Rayvern Allen (£9.50)Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC] — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0563203439]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “Fifty years of cricket broadcasts are celebrated in this selection from the BBC archives. David Rayvern Alien has concentrated, not on commentaries, but on talks and discussions which portray cricket in all its forms — from primitive games on islands in the South Seas, through settings of rustic charm in English villages, in India, in the West Indies, to the scientific sophistication of international test cricket.

Some of cricket’s finest practitioners and writers are included. Their names alone give an idea of the range and scope of the selections: Rex Alston, John Arlott, Don Bradman, Neville Cardus, Learie Constantine, W.A. Darlington, Hugh de Selincourt, P. G. H. Fender, Sunil Gavaskar, Wes Hall, Harold Hobson, Brian Johnston, H. D. G. Leveson-Gower, Clive Lloyd, Archie MacLaren, Howard Marshall, R. C. Robertson-Glasgow, Jim Swanton, Plum Warner, Frank Worrell.

David RayVern Alien is a producer for BBC Radio. He has written a number of books on cricket, including two anthologies of John Arlott’s broadcasts and writings. No other game stimulates so much literature about it, and this collection is a welcome addition.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 207 pages. Tags: allen and britain british broadcasting corporation cricket david england free-to-air great live match policy rayvern sports state test
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In and Out of the Box by Robert Dougall (£9.50)Publisher: The Harvill Press — 1974Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 000272703X]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper with a short closed tear to the head of the lower panel. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank has been over-penned. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “There are few people in Britain to whom Robert Dougall’s face and voice are not as well known as those of a trusted family friend. For the past sixteen years he has been appearing regularly on BBC television news and before that was a top newsreader on radio. His broadcasting career began as a pioneer announcer in the BBC Empire Service and when war came he transferred to work as a reporter during the blitz. There followed a three year spell in the Navy, half of which he spent in Kola Inlet at the Arctic end of the Russian convoy route.

Now, we meet the man behind the face. Robert Dougall grew up in the Thirties — a time of great social and financial inequality — when Britain had simultaneously hunger marches and ‘deb’ dances. His questioning, compassionate mind led him to think perhaps the Russian revolutionary experiment might hold an answer for this country. During the war the opportunity unexpectedly arose for him to see something of the Soviet system but, like so many people over the years, he returned disillusioned. We share his experiences inside Stalin’s Russia and later follow him on broadcasting assignments to Singapore and Kenya. Married for twenty-five years to a girl he first auditioned in the European Service of the BBC, he emphasises the value of a happy, stable relationship in our unsettled times.

Living close to Hampstead Heath and spending much of his leisure in Suffolk he has developed a great interest in bird-life and for the past three years has served as President of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds — the largest conservation body in the country.

This candid self-portrait is Robert Dougal’s first book and we publish it exactly as he wrote it. He says it is a ‘fly-on-the-wall’ view of British broadcasting through forty of its fifty memorable years.

We feel his frank, behind-the-scenes account of the most famous broadcasting organisation in the world makes this a book to value.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Mon Moham. Size: 8¾" x 5½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 320 pages. Tags: autobiographies bbc biographies biography blitz britain british broadcasters broadcasting corporation dougall experiment great hunger journalists kenya marches news newsreader programmes reporter revolutionary robert russian services singapore studio television thirties
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Margaret Thatcher: From Childhood to Leadership by George Gardiner (£9.50)Publisher: William Kimber — 1975Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0718302044]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges, heavily faded at the spine. Price Clipped. Previous owners' inscription to the pastedown. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Margaret Thatcher is the first woman to lead one of Britain’s major parties and so be a potential Prime Minister. Since her election as Conservative Leader she has talked at length about herself and her life to George Gardiner, Conservative MP and former political correspondent. On the basis of these recorded conversations, others with her family and friends, and his own experience in Parliament, he has written this authoritative account of Mrs Thatcher’s private, professional and public life.

Mr Gardiner vividly describes her childhood in Grantham, the values she acquired from her parents and her life as an Oxford undergraduate. He tells of her early election battles, her family life and first years in Parliament, and assesses her achievements as Education Secretary in the 1970-74 Government. Finally, he describes the declining months of Edward Heath’s leadership, traces the steps which led to Mrs Thatcher’s election in his place, and gives a revealing inside account of the 1975 Tory leadership battle.

In the process he brings her political convictions into focus, as well as her view of the kind of leadership Britain needs. Mr Gardiner’s account is indispensable reading for all interested in British politics — and who wish to know more about the woman who could become Prime Minister.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 235 pages. Tags: accelerators achievements advisers advisory aerospace agreements allowances amalgamated amateurism animosity anti-inflation appeasement appointment appraisal approach arbitration armstrong association atkinson attitudes authorities autobiography avoidance balanced bancroft bargaining benefits biographies blockbuster boardman borrowing britain broadcasts brothers bruce-gardyne bukovsky callaghan campaign campbell capability cap-gemini carlisle caroline carrington cartledge chairman chancellor christopher churchill’s clements closures
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