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Never Judge a Man by His Umbrella by Nicholas Elliott (£68.00)Publisher: Salisbury: Michael Russell — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0859551822]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little browned, more heavily at the edges. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;

From the cover: “The author is the son of Sir Claude Elliott, a former Head Master and Provost of Eton and a notable figure in the world of mountaineering. The opening chapters of this always entertaining book contain an affectionate and amusing portrait of Sir Claude, both at Cambridge and at Eton, together with an account of his role as chairman of the Everest Committee in the contentious matter of the leadership of the successful expedition of 1953. The later parts of the book cover the author’s adult life of remarkable variety and extensive travel. He has suffered considerable press and media coverage about his knowledge of Philby and dealings with him in Beirut. He has written a perceptive chapter on the man himself, his relations with his family and what made him tick. Another chapter gives the first factual account of what really happened in the celebrated Cicero case in Ankara during the war.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Humphrey Stone. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 201 pages. Tags: cicero claude aurelius philby kim diplomats britain 20th century khp nadia ustinov ngei jomo kenyatta tiny rowland
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72

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Masterstroke by Marilyn Sharp (£15.50)Publisher: Severn House — 1982Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges, nicked at the top corner of the lower panel. Edges of the textblock very lightly spotted.Description: Days before the major powers gather on an island on Yugoslavia's Adriatic coast for a Human Rights Conference, four Russian diplomats are killed. Soon after the Yugoslavian ambassador to the UN is murdered.Notes: Jacket designed by Keith Lovegrove. Size: 8" x 5¼". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 360 pages. Tags: korcula holiday island yugoslavia adriatic coast world attention human rights conference secretary state sinister shadow russian diplomats killed murdered kennedy centre blown marco polo machinations intelligence services politians conspire conspiracy deadly mystery dream peace
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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Lal Bahaduk Shastri by C. P. Srivastava (£13.50)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0195634993]Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. Bruised at head of spine and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Leans slightly. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but with a few pages lightly creased.Description: Prime Minister of India 1964-1966. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “The life of Lal Bahadur Shastri (1904-66), India's second prime minister and successor to Jawaharlal Nehru, is the absorbing saga of a little man, who while suffering the rigours of poverty in early life, rose to political eminence on the strength of moral principle. When he died he left no land, no house, and no money. But he did leave behind an example which is morally inspiring. The author of this biography was Shastri's personal aide for several years. He was with Shastri until the last day of his life, in Tashkent. He collected a large number of original documents from the USA; he interviewed bureaucrats, politicians and diplomats who were associated with Shastri's life and career; he travelled in Shastri's footsteps within India and abroad; he consulted medical experts to ascertain the truth about Shastri's death.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 448 pages. Tags: india’s prime minister succession india’s relations with pakistan operation desert hawk india pakistan united nations tashkent kosygin krishnamachari nehru kamaraj president radhakrishnan nasser makarios trevor keelor chavan swaran singh cabinet minister uttar pradesh new delhi lucknow government lndia bombay servants the people society provincial leader parliamentary secretary cabinet minister chinese ultimatum operation grand slam operation gibraltar india’s relations with the usa india’s relations with the ussr indo-pak war peace negotiations political corruption kamaraj plan english-hindi national language controversy food scarcity hazratbal episode shrine kashmir diplomatic negotiations tightrope relations with china politicians diplomats bureaucrats
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An Ocean Apart: The Relationship Between Britain and America in the Twentieth Century by David Dimbleby; David Reynolds; (£12.50)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0340406666]Condition: Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper. Pages deeply tanned by age. Previous owners' inscription to the ½-title page.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “In An Ocean Apart, David Dimbleby and David Reynolds combine their skills to give a vivid and clear account of the ‘special relationship’ between Britain and America, both alliance between friends and rivalry between a declining empire and a rising superpower.

Carried right up to the present day with President Reagan and Mrs. Thatcher, this is history told through the memories of those who influenced or witnessed great events as well as through official documents and private letters. It traces the extraordinary influence the two English-speaking peoples have had on each other in cultural and social life. The movies, music, make-up and the monarchy all play their part. And it shows how in war and peace the two countries have shaped the twentieth century.

Libya and the Falklands War, the recriminations after Suez, the conflict over the development of the atomic bomb, the repeated ‘invasion’ of Britain by American big business, the growing supremacy of the dollar over sterling, the internal divisions that made America initially reluctant to fight in two World Wars, the wartime disputes over strategy and peacemaking, all play their part in this complex story. So do the relationships between Presidents and Prime Ministers, between Chiefs of Staff, between diplomats and between ordinary people on both sides of the Atlantic, bonds that have held the two countries close together, despite the decline of Britain as a world power and the rise of America.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 408 pages. Tags: britain century foreign general great international political relations science states united with
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The Eden legacy and the decline of British diplomacy by Geoffrey McDermott (£11.50)Publisher: Leslie Frewin — 1969Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0090962508]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Top edge of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: From the cover: “It has been obvious for some time that Britain’s influence in the world is waning, that the voice that once commanded attention is but a whisper of its former self. Why? How?

Geoffrey McDermott, former Foreign Office Minister with Ambassadorial status, has written an authoritative and provocative answer to these questions; authoritative, because in his twenty-seven years at the Foreign Office he was in a unique position to study and assess British foreign policy and those who devised it; provocative, because Mr McDermott pins the responsibility for the decline of British diplomacy squarely on the lapels of the Earl of Avon, who, as Anthony, later Sir Anthony, Eden, was three times British Foreign Minister and once Prime Minister in a span of twenty years.

The author catalogues the major disasters in the last thirty years of British foreign policy — and dismal reading they make — and concludes that, although they are not all directly attributable to Eden, he must carry the burden of the responsibility. ‘From the mid-twenties to the mid-fifties,’ Mr McDermott records, ‘Eden more or less personified British diplomacy which was, and still is, carried on in the polite, tidy, euphoric manner which was considered de rigueur under his dispensation’.

As well as a penetrating assessment of Eden, there are revealing glimpses of Vansittart, Churchill, Dulles, Eisenhower, Khrushchev and Makarios, among many. Mr McDermott also plots the fascinating manceuvrings at international situations such as Munich, Yalta, the Egyptian coup that removed Farouk, Suez (the author was one of only three diplomats in on the planning of this operation and makes some scathing charges against his superiors), Cyprus (where he was leader of the British negotiating team) and Berlin, where he was Minister with Ambassadorial status at the time of the building of the Wall, an assignment that led to his ‘retirement’ from the diplomatic service.

This is an important work, one that demands to be read by those in a position to use — or abuse — power. It is time, surely, that people and governments learned something from history.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Craig Dodd. Size: 8½" x 5½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 240 pages. Tags: eden anthony earl avon 1897-1977 great britain foreign relations history brit 20th century england geoffrey mcdermott 0090962508 first editions firsts printings 1st
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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Daughters of Britannia: The Lives and Times of Diplomatic Wives by Katie Hickman (£10.50)Publisher: HarperCollins — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0002557142]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Knocked at the top corner of the upper board with a split to the dust wrapper at the same. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: 2nd impression. Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “A mixture of poignant biography and marvellously entertaining social history, Daughters of Britannia is the story of diplomatic life as it has never been told before. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Vita Sackville-West and Lady Diana Cooper are among the well-known wives of diplomats who represented Britain in the far-flung corners of the globe. Yet, despite serving such crucial roles, the vast majority of these women are entirely unknown to history. Who was Mrs. Vigor, gossiping from St Petersburg in the 1730s about the intrigues of the imperial court, or Miss Tully, incarcerated in the British Consulate in plague-torn Tripoli on the eve of the French Revolution?

Drawing on letters, private journals and memoirs, as well as contemporary oral history, Katie Hickman explores not only the public pomp and glamour of diplomatic life, but also the most intimate, private face of this most fascinating and mysterious world. Far from leading lives of luxury and privilege, many women endured harsh, isolated circumstances which they met with remarkable resourcefulness and strength. Journeys could take many months to complete, medical facilities were often primitive or nonexistent and young children frequently died. There were wars, kidnappings, assassination attempts.

Katie Hickman counterpoints stories of high drama with detailed recollections of domestic life where women faced such daily challenges as getting their husbands’ shirt fronts suitably boiled and starched in the wilds of Xinkiang; or finding the right size bulletproof vest in which to do the gardening in Beirut.

Touching on die lives of nearly a hundred diplomatic wives (as well as sisters and daughters), Daughters of Britannia is a brilliant and compelling account of more than three centuries of British diplomacy as seen through the eyes of some of its most intrepid but least-known participants.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXVIII] 323 pages. Tags: diplomats spouses great britain social life and customs biography british foreign countries history married women
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Mr. Secretary of State by Brian Sedgemore (£10.50)Publisher: Quartet — 1978Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0704321858]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little wrinkled at the edges and slightly faded.Description: From the cover: “Scandal is the terror of all governments, particularly when it involves hints of sex linked with foreign spies and diplomats. This is the story of one such scandal which broke the career of an idealistic senior British minister, Tufton (Tuffy) lan Crag.

Brian Sedsemore, in his first novel, charts the politician’s rise from the Glasgow slums to high office, a career encouraged by his forceful and attractive wife Clara, herself a woman of strong radical opinions. At the top his energies are frustrated by the laborious workings of the Cabinet and the civil service committees; nevertheless he attracts the attention of people who must set out to destroy him.

Mr Secretary of State is more than a conventional thriller about the manipulation of power, it has the insider’s precision in its dissection of a ruling oligarchy which will use any means to attain its ends.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 153 pages. Tags: affairs britain british calculating chief civil committees conniving conservative control council crime cunning devious diplomats elected foreign governments great machiavellian mandarins manipulation media members minister novel official oligarchy party political politician politician’s politics power prime regime rise ruling scandal scheming secretary senator service spies state thriller westminster whip
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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The Changing Anatomy of Britain by Anthony Sampson (£10.50)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1982Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 034020964X]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges, a little age-tanned. Price Clipped. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned.Description: From the cover: “When Anatomy of Britain was first published in 1962 it immediately became established as the unique guide to the workings of British power, and essential reading for anyone who needed to understand who runs Britain. Twenty years later, Anthony Sampson has written a completely new Anatomy, with a deeper perspective. It provides an up-to-date picture of the country’s rulers, but also tries to assess and record what happened to the hopes and promises of change, and how the British, the first industrial people, tried and largely failed to resolve the problems of their decline in the aftermath of empire.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 475 pages. Tags: politics monarchy parliament conservatives the iron lady trade unions politics wages dole labour social democrats liberals schools universities law judges politics civil service the treasury local government decentralisation defeated police scientists engineers diplomats spies armed forces finance the city old lady bankers pensions insurance pre-industrial revival farmers entrepreneurs corporations chairmen paternalism industry state capitalists governments and industry nationalised industries multinational corporations the global market the press tycoons threat diversity television end paternalism falklands crisis secret services hidden power the new money men bank engiand the multinational corporations nationalised corporations
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72

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Memories by Andrei Gromyko (£9.50)Publisher: London, Sydney, Auckland & Johannesburg: Hutchinson — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0091738083]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;

From the cover: “The memoirs of Andrei Andreevich Gromyko are a unique publishing event. For more than fifty years he has held high office in the Soviet government, serving under every leader from Stalin to Gorbachev. As his country’s Foreign Minister he has met and negotiated with almost every leader throughout the world. Now in his memoirs he reveals the behind-the-scenes behaviour of Kremlin leaders, and the characters and events which have dominated his political life. Memories is one of the most important documents to come out of the Soviet Union, not only from a political point of view but because of the remarkable insight it gives into Gromyko’s Russia.

We learn of his upbringing in a small village far from the main cities, of his early academic prominence and of his courtship of his wife, Lidia Grinevich. We see him, in 1943, as ambassador to Washington, then in Yalta, alongside Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill. There are fascinating portraits of all his leading political contemporaries, but revelations too, such as the time Mao asked for Soviet support for an atomic bombing of American forces.

Gromyko also writes of many non-political figures whom he has met, including Charlie Chaplin, Paul Robeson and Marilyn Monroe, and of his friendship with Boris Pasternak. He speaks honestly of the internal issues of the day, such as human rights and of the present administration’s attempts at glasnost. Many of his views — from his sympathy for Nixon over Watergate to his affection for the Queen Mother — will surprise those whose views of Soviet leaders are based on stereotypes.

Memories was first published in the Soviet Union in February 1988. For this edition Andrei Gromyko has added over 30,000 words of new material covering every aspect of his life and times, specifically expanding aspects of his story of interest to a Western audience.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [X] 365 pages. Tags: soviet union politics statesmen diplomats history government 20th century biographies stalin gorbachev minister kremlin leaders political ambassador washington yalta roosevelt churchill mao glasnost
P&P: UK 1st £5.25. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £7.76. EU Air £7.85. ROW Surface £7.76. ROW Air £14.22

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The Forsaken: From the Great Depression to the Gulags: Hope and Betrayal in Stalin's Russia by Tim Tzouliadis (£8.50)Publisher: London: Little, Brown — 2008Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780316727242]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;

From the cover: “Of all the great movements of population to and from the United States, the least heralded is the migration, in the depths of the Depression of the nineteen-thirties, of thousands of men, women and children to Stalin’s Russia. Where capitalism had failed them, Communism promised dignity for the working man, racial equality, and honest labour. What in fact awaited them, however, was the most monstrous betrayal.

In a remarkable piece of historical investigation that spans seven decades of political change, Tzouliadis follows these thousands from Pittsburgh and Detroit and Los Angeles, as their numbers dwindle on their epic and terrible journey.

Through official records, memoirs, newspaper reports and interviews he searches the most closely guarded archive in modern history to reconstruct their story — one of honesty, vitality and idealism brought up against the brutal machinery of repression. His account exposes the self-serving American diplomats who refused their countrymen sanctuary, it analyses international relations and economic causes but also finds space to retrieve individual acts of kindness and self-sacrifice.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Black titling to the Spine. [VIII] 472 pages. Tags: concentration camps soviet union history forced labor emigration immigration stalin immigrants 20th century social cultural usa russia europe former science
P&P: UK 1st £5.25. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £7.76. EU Air £7.85. ROW Surface £7.76. ROW Air £14.22

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Balance of Power by Tom Clancy; Steve Pieczenik; (£6.50)Publisher: HarperCollins — 1998Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0006510876]Condition: Very Good.Description: From the cover: “Spain is a nation poised to sufter its worst internal strife in a thousand years. Certain well-placed Spanish diplomats sense it. Op-Centre’s intelligence corroborates it. All the United States and Spain have to do is find a way to avert it. Before they can, an Op-Centre representative is assassinated in Madrid on her way to a top-secret diplomatic meeting. Now all fears are confirmed. Someone very powerful wants another Spanish civil war — no matter what the cost.”Notes: Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). In the Tom Clancy's Op-Centre series. 450 pages. Tags: action adventure agent another assassinated assassination back betrayal british centre civil cold con crime crisis death deceive deception detective diplomacy disloyalty double double-cross dupe duplicity east-west espionage fiction general grass high-action high-tech homicide imaginary informer inside intelligence international intrigue investigation killing madrid management mole murder mystery national out person pigeon place plant representative secret sell service shadowing shooting spain spanish spy spying stab stakeout stool surveillance tailing the thrillers treachery treason treble-crossing undercover vintage war work
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72
The Constant Gardener by John Le Carre (£6.50)Publisher: Hodder — 2005Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0340837098]Condition: Very Good. Upper wrap slightly dog-eared otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Notes: Size: B Format (Approx. 5¼" x 7¾"). Tags: espionage murdered investigation corporations diplomatic diplomats practices espionage thriller vanished diplomat consular gardener research service corrupt fiction turkana britain british amateur killers pursuit african career murder shores drugs lover great kenya lake sets the spy and out has
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72
Balance Of Power by Tom Clancy; Steve Pieczenik; (£6.00)Publisher: HarperCollins — 1998Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0006510876]Condition: Near Fine.Description: From the cover: “Spain is a nation poised to sufter its worst internal strife in a thousand years. Certain well-placed Spanish diplomats sense it. Op-Centre’s intelligence corroborates it. All the United States and Spain have to do is find a way to avert it. Before they can, an Op-Centre representative is assassinated in Madrid on her way to a top-secret diplomatic meeting. Now all fears are confirmed. Someone very powerful wants another Spanish civil war — no matter what the cost.”Notes: Size: A Format (Approx. 4¼" x 7"). Tags: action adventure agent another assassinated assassination back betrayal british centre civil cold con crime crisis death deceive deception detective diplomacy disloyalty double double-cross dupe duplicity east-west espionage fiction general grass high-action high-tech homicide imaginary informer inside intelligence international intrigue investigation killing madrid management mole murder mystery national out person pigeon place plant representative secret sell service shadowing shooting spain spanish spy spying stab stakeout stool surveillance tailing the thrillers treachery treason treble-crossing undercover vintage war work
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72
Balance of Power by Tom Clancy; Steve Pieczenik; (£5.50)Publisher: HarperCollins — 1998Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0006510876]Condition: Very Good.Description: First in this edition. From the cover: “Spain is a nation poised to sufter its worst internal strife in a thousand years. Certain well-placed Spanish diplomats sense it. Op-Centre’s intelligence corroborates it. All the United States and Spain have to do is find a way to avert it. Before they can, an Op-Centre representative is assassinated in Madrid on her way to a top-secret diplomatic meeting. Now all fears are confirmed. Someone very powerful wants another Spanish civil war — no matter what the cost.”Notes: Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). In the Op-Centre series. 450 pages. Tags: action adventure agent another assassinated assassination back betrayal british centre civil cold con crime crisis death deceive deception detective diplomacy disloyalty double double-cross dupe duplicity east-west espionage fiction general grass high-action high-tech homicide imaginary informer inside intelligence international intrigue investigation killing madrid management mole murder mystery national out person pigeon place plant representative secret sell service shadowing shooting spain spanish spy spying stab stakeout stool surveillance tailing the thrillers treachery treason treble-crossing undercover vintage war work
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72
An Expensive Place To Die by Len Deighton (£4.00)Publisher: Panther — 1969Binding: Paperback First Edition. Condition: Good. An adequate reading copy only. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: First in this edition.Notes: Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). 220 pages. Tags: hallucinogenic bone-chilling international confrontation pornographic spy-thriller mind-bending super-powers pleasuredome high-powered psychedelic influential catastrophe perversions frightening truth-drugs government glittering institutes half-world melancholy nationale absorbing dangerous deceptive espionage diplomats anonymous intricate decadence enigmatic explosion impending political blackmail underside sexually multiple dossiers twilight hydrogen conflict perverts creative intimate imminent research pleasure american fanatics chinese sadists motives misfits science reasons offices clients actions surete agents clinic crisis murder avenue maiden social hidden girls seamy bombs paris drugs skill novel games world agent human told cold evil pain foch iron and lie spy sex the for war
P&P: UK 1st £2.38. UK 2nd £2.20. EU Surface £2.56. EU Air £2.86. ROW Surface £2.56. ROW Air £4.30
Righteous Gentile: The Story of Raoul Wallenberg, Missing Hero of the Holocaust by John Bierman (£4.00)Publisher: Penguin — 1982Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0140061169]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated with black and white photographs. An account of the part Wallenberg played during World War II in saving the lives of around 100,000 Jews in Hungary. He was subsequently taken prisoner by the Russians and since then has never again been seen or heard of in the West.Notes: Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). 218 pages. Tags: accelerated all and autobiography biography blackmailing bribing century civilian courage courage crusade diplomats eichmann ethnic europe former gentiles his historical history holocaust hungarian hungary individual jewish jews lives military officials personal political raoul relations relief remarkable rescue righteous slaughter soviet stories swede sweden that the time union ussr violence wallenberg war world young
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An Expensive Place to Die by Len Deighton (£3.00)Publisher: Panther — 1969Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0099984806]Condition: Good. An acceptable reading copy with clear signs of previous ownership and shelf wear.Description: 256pp. Notes: Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). Tags: hallucinogenic bone-chilling international confrontation pornographic spy-thriller mind-bending super-powers pleasuredome high-powered psychedelic influential catastrophe perversions frightening truth-drugs government glittering institutes half-world melancholy nationale absorbing dangerous deceptive espionage diplomats anonymous intricate decadence enigmatic explosion impending political blackmail underside sexually multiple dossiers twilight hydrogen conflict perverts creative intimate imminent research pleasure american fanatics chinese sadists motives misfits science reasons offices clients actions surete agents clinic crisis murder avenue maiden social hidden girls seamy bombs paris drugs skill novel games world agent human told cold evil pain foch iron and lie spy sex the for war
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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Memories by Andrei Gromyko (£0.00)Publisher: Hutchinson — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0091738083]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Top edge of the text block tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;

From the cover: “The memoirs of Andrei Andreevich Gromyko are a unique publishing event. For more than fifty years he has held high office in the Soviet government, serving under every leader from Stalin to Gorbachev. As his country’s Foreign Minister he has met and negotiated with almost every leader throughout the world. Now in his memoirs he reveals the behind-the-scenes behaviour of Kremlin leaders, and the characters and events which have dominated his political life. Memories is one of the most important documents to come out of the Soviet Union, not only from a political point of view but because of the remarkable insight it gives into Gromyko’s Russia.

We learn of his upbringing in a small village far from the main cities, of his early academic prominence and of his courtship of his wife, Lidia Grinevich. We see him, in 1943, as ambassador to Washington, then in Yalta, alongside Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill. There are fascinating portraits of all his leading political contemporaries, but revelations too, such as the time Mao asked for Soviet support for an atomic bombing of American forces.

Gromyko also writes of many non-political figures whom he has met, including Charlie Chaplin, Paul Robeson and Marilyn Monroe, and of his friendship with Boris Pasternak. He speaks honestly of the internal issues of the day, such as human rights and of the present administration’s attempts at glasnost. Many of his views — from his sympathy for Nixon over Watergate to his affection for the Queen Mother — will surprise those whose views of Soviet leaders are based on stereotypes.

Memories was first published in the Soviet Union in February 1988. For this edition Andrei Gromyko has added over 30,000 words of new material covering every aspect of his life and times, specifically expanding aspects of his story of interest to a Western audience.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [X] 365 pages. Tags: soviet union politics statesmen diplomats history government 20th century biographies stalin gorbachev minister kremlin leaders political ambassador washington yalta roosevelt churchill mao glasnost
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72

 
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