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Adventures in a TV Nation by Michael Moore; Kathleen Glynn; (£54.00)Publisher: Pan — 2002Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0330419145]Condition: Very Good.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “This book recounts the intriguing behind-the-scenes stories of the filming TV Nation and reveals how Moore and his associates got it past the censors and on the air. It also relates those stories which were too controversial to show — including the voice-activated lie detector scan which tested the daily news and recorded a lie in just about every report. If you have ever felt powerless or at the mercy of ‘the system’, Adventures in a TV Nation is guaranteed to lift your spirits.”Notes: 241 pages. Tags: action-packed alarm alarms american america's analysed anecdotes arts aryan average band bane baseball-capped battery beach behalf broadcast broadcasts called campaigns ceo chicken choice chronicling commission conducted consciousness corporate crackers cranked crime-fighting crimemobile' crusaders dancers' described deserved despite disappeared documentary effects emmy ended episodes everybody excellent flint followed gatecrashed generally getting giant-sized
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Elegie (Edice Bohemia) by Jiri Orten (£54.00)Publisher: Praha: Ceskoslovensky spisovatel — 1989Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9788020200464]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly nicked at the tail of the spine. A small scar to the gutter of the first blank. Contained within a plain brown slip case, nearly, that has a little rubbing at the edges. Text complete, clean and tight in double folded leaves. Description: Czech language text. Epilogue Milos Pohorsky. Notes to the illustrations by Jaroslav Med. The original ISBN is 80-202-0046-0. Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates; Black & White Plates;

From the cover: “Jiri Orten (1919 — 1941) was a Czech poet. His work was influenced by surrealism and folklore. His first book of poems, Citanka jaro (Reader of Spring), came out in 1939. He spent time in Paris, but ultimately returned to Prague. As a Jew his life under Nazi rule was extremely restricted, but for a time he continued to write under pseudonyms.

Although he gained a cult following for a few years after his death, the Communists later rejected him as “degenerative muck”. His work gained renewed interest during the Prague Spring, and ultimately opinion of him rebounded. This re-appraisal led Czechoslovakia to create a literary prize named for him in 1987.”
Notes: Illustrated by Jaroslav Seryci. Size: 11½" x 7¼". 0 pages. Tags: orten jaroslav seryci marie langerova 9788020200464 czech poet surrealism folklore jewish cult following communists prague spring literary prize collection poetry
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Consumer Behaviour: A European Perspective by Michael Solomon, Gary Bamossy & Søren Askegaard (£31.00)Publisher: Prentice Hall Europe — 1999Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0137519834]Condition: Very Good. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wrappers. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains a glossary of terms. First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “Consumer Behaviour: A European Perspective satisfies the need for a comprehensive, accessible and contemporary textbook which gives significant weighting to issues, illustrative examples, data and research concerning European markets and consumer behaviour. Written in parallel with the revision of the highly-acclaimed and successful US edition, the text has been significantly revised to examine the diversity of European values, popular culture, lifestyles and consumption, and their role and relationship in formulating marketing strategy. The five-part micro-to-macro ‘wheel’ structure of the text takes a multi-disciplinary approach to the discussion of consumer behaviour theory and applications, and includes the latest attitude and demographic data for profiling European consumers..” The text also includes the following features:

• European country-specific, pan-European and global applications and examples

• Full-colour illustrations, advertisements and text design

• Chapter-opening consumer vignettes, highlighted key terms and consumer behaviour challenge questions

• Comprehensive, integrative case study problems
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7½". [XVIII] 590 pages. Tags: 0135153360 0137519834 9780135153369 age and askegaard attitude attitudes bamossy behavior business buying change class communications consumer consumers cultural culture customer decision disposing economics ethnic gary global group household income individual influence influences interactive leadership learning lifestyles making management market marketing memory michael motivation opinion organizational perception personality racial religious research rule self service services social solomon søren subcultures surveys the values
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Englishness and Empire 1939-1965 by Wendy Webster (£29.00)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0199258600]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: From the cover: “Did loss of imperial power and the end of empire have any significant impact on metropolitan culture and identity after 1939? Within a burgeoning literature on national identity and Englishness, this is a question that has received surprisingly little attention.

Drawing on extensive research in the media archive, Wendy Webster’s highly readable study investigates popular narratives of nation, and the significance of empire and its legacies in shaping national identity after 1939. What were the tensions and uncertainties involved in defining a post-imperial nation? How did imperial legacies inform questions about who belonged in Britain and debates about race, immigration, and nationality? What did the Commonwealth mean? What was the significance of America to the making of a post-imperial nation? Focusing on stories told through prolific filmic and television imagery — the Second World War, the Coronation and Everest, colonial wars of the 1950s, Winston Churchill’s funeral — the book explores how far, and in what contexts and unexpected places, imperial identity and loss of imperial power resonated in popular narratives of nation.

A novel thematic focus on empire and Englishness in the post-1945 period makes this an important study for scholars and students of modern British history, empire and Commonwealth, decolonization, migration, gender, ethnicity, and race.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 253 pages. Tags: webster 0199258600 nationalism great britain imperialism public opinion history 20th century postcolonialism commonwealth nations national characteristics mass media english colonies george england civilization elizabeth
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Northcliffe: Press Baron in Politics 1965-1922 by J. Lee Thompson (£19.00)Publisher: John Murray — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0719557259]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Dustwrapper a little rubbed at the edges with a small ding, tiny puncture at the centre, to the lower board at the join. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice copy.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “The life of Lord Northcliffe, creator of Britain's first mass market paper the Daily Mail, was a mixture of brilliance and tragedy. Born in 1865 into a family of modest means, he was earning a ducal income by the time he was thirty and by 1914 was the owner not only of the Mail but also of The Times, the Observer, and the Daily Mirror. But like many self-made men he was a difficult character, and by the end of his life his enemies were legion. This book, written with full access to family, business and political archives, cuts through the myth and misrepresentation to give us the first object assessment of both the private man and the public figure.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 462 pages. Tags: newspapers and politics empire boers harmsworth peers people press dreadnoughts budgets alfred harmsworth daily mail lord rothermere lord harmsworth sutton place arthur balfour bleriot william kennedy jones george sutton geoffrey robinson john walter winston churchill curzon sir cecil spring rice colonel campbell stuart admiral sims garvin lloyd george henry wickham steed british political press press barons journalism dangers press power mass politics public opinion fleet street british political and military elite mrs wrohan
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The Holocaust and Collective Memory: The American Experience by Peter Novick (£19.00)Publisher: London: Bloomsbury Books — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0747547734]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Pages very gently age-tanned. Description: Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Orange titling to the Spine. 373 pages. Tags: holocaust jewish 1939-1945 public opinion american influence jews united states attitudes historiography cultural intellectual breaches international law atrocities crimes against humanity war social groups mass culture jewry historical writings european history
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The Western Front 1914 - 1918 by Peter Simkins (£13.50)Publisher: Bramley — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1858336473]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. The bbok is not just about commanders and battles. It describes the daily routine of the front line soldier and covers such diverse topics as transport and supply, rest and recreation, medical services and communication. 221pp. Index. Size: 4to Medium (11½" x 9" approx.) Jacket Designed by Philip Clucas.Notes: In the Chronicles of the Great War series. Tags: recollections outmanoeuvres correspondent major-general siege-mortars smith-dorrien co-operation conversation instructions headquarters communicates appointments appointment manoeuvring disclosures implication strategical replacement beaverbrook inscription northclifie description highlanders manufacture widdicombe operations recommends devonshire regardless membership suggestion conference initiative conditions alder-shot wellington commanding assessment ammunition appointing conducting indecision vigorously faikenhayn balfourier concerning fitzgerald commanders divisional sacrificed ferozepore
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Contest for the Heavens by Claus Jensen (£13.00)Publisher: The Harvill Press — 1996Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1860462162]Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;

From the cover: “In January 1986 the space shuttle Challenger, the latest and most sophisticated addition to a programme of space exploration refined over forty years since the development of the German V-2 rockets, blasted off from Kennedy Space Center only to explode 73 seconds into its flight. The bodies of the seven astronauts, two of them women, were later pulled up off the floor of the Atlantic. This many years into the programme, some thirty years after the Russians put a satellite into orbit, popular opinion accepted that American technological know-how had identified and mastered every key problem in putting hardware and humans into space, and riding a space shuttle was about as safe as getting on a bus. It was the Challenger disaster that prompted the big rethink. What the Presidential Commission of Inquiry discovered is that there is more to space technology than physics and mathematics: there is politics, public relations, finance, and a host of conflicting interests to reconcile. This investigation is about O-rings and tolerances, but it is chiefly about the people, the technologists, astronauts, industrialists and politicians who combined to send up the space rockets.”
Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). [XIV] 400 pages. Tags: translation challenger teknisk uheld outer space exploration spacecraft accidents united states national aeronautics and administration history aerospace industries social aspects astronautics flight shuttles claus jensen barbara haveland
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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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Back to Black: Comic Sketches by Arthur Black (£12.50)Publisher: Methuen/CBC Enterprises — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0458812102]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Price Clipped. Front flap creased. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: Signed by the author on the ½-title page "To the Royal Couple, Lady Jean and Lord Gordon. (Betty Lou & John's favourite monarchical duo) Happy Reading. Arthur Black, August 1989.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Beige/Grey boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 229 pages. Tags: arthur black sketches cbc national radio show basic black ontario living magazine columnist the last word the journal midday actra award best opinion national magazine award for humour
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Botham's Century: My 100 Great Cricketing Characters by Ian Botham; Peter Hayter; (£12.50)Publisher: CollinsWillow — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780002189569]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Pages very gently age-tanned otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. Illustrated / decorative end papers. From the cover: “Botham’s Century is a unique collection of 100 characters taken from lan Botham’s personal cricket scrapbook. Featuring players, some household names and others not so well known; mentors; umpires and coaches; radio, television and newsprint journalists; pop stars and philanthropists — in fact all those who in Botham’s opinion have been an influence during his involvement in the game. Amusing, at times controversial, but always entertaining and written in typical swashbuckling style, Botham’s book will be a treasured item for cricket fans and nostalgia lovers.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". 432 pages. Tags: akram alan alec allan ambrose and andy angus arlott askwith atherton autobiography bader barrington barry basil beaumont beckenbauer benaud bill biography bird bob border boyce boycott brearley brian brown cartwright chris christopher clarke clive close colin courtney cowdrey cricket croft cronje curtly darren dave david davies dennis derek dev dexter dickie
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Citizen Ken by John Carvel (£12.50)Publisher: Chatto & Windus — 1984Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0701139293]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Slight rubbing at the top corners of the DJ otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Includes a letter from Dick Garrett, Features Editor at The Standard, to Brian Walden as a review copy. From the cover: “The most odious man in Britain — The Sun. This opinion of Ken Livingstone is shared by most of Fleet Street, Mrs Thatcher and the Conservative Party, and a fair proportion of the Labour Party — but not by a large percentage of the British public. For this is the man who came second only to the Pope m the BBC’s Man of the Year poll and whose integrity and disarming honesty have won him as many friends as enemies.”Notes: Jacket designed by Donald McPherson. Size: 8" x 5". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 240 pages. Tags: ken livingstone red ken radical-populist hero labour leader political convictions glc politicians 942.1085’092’4 da676.8.l5 local government conservative ministers greater london council political flair campaign for labour party democracy london transport greater london enterprise board camden chairman housing brent east selection contest ilea leadership battle labour party nec local government act local government planning and land act marshall inquiry greater london militant tendency rate-capping revolutionary communist party socialist campaign for labour victory socialist labour league socialist workers party tatchell workers’ revolurionary party
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Last Post: The Final Word from Our First World War Soldiers by Max Arthur (£12.50)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0297846442]Condition: Near Fine — in Near Fine Dustwrapper.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Following the great success of the best-selling Forgotten Voices of the Great War, Max Arthur has found and interviewed the last twenty-one British veterans of the conflict. The oldest of these men is 109, the youngest 104. In their own words they describe the extraordinary changes that have occurred during their lifetimes. Born in the reign of Queen Victoria, all have lived as adults through the Depression, the Second World War and the Millennium. But for these men, the Great War was the defining period of their lives. Some of them, mere boys at the outbreak, lied about their ages to join up. They saw action in the trenches, at sea and in the fledgling air services.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Cream boards with Red titling to the Spine. 272 pages. Tags: meuse-argonne porokovskikov skoda-porsche expeditionary anti-semitism ersatz-reserv straussenburg flamethrowers dellmensingen combined-arms passchendaele yarde-buller conscription disadvantage negotiations transylvania saint-hubert verdun-paris etain-verdun saint-mihiel anglo-french organization intelligence propagandist mobilization joseph-simon rennenkampf wissembourg switzerland wurttemberg verdun-metz bethincourt tirailleurs jean-joseph knobelsdorf minenwerfer tagliamento grandmaison philippines clemenceau millimetre hindenburg grignotage censorship clausewitz konstantin carpathian belleville controlled superieure fourteenth
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The Fall Of Hong Kong: China's Triumph And Britain's Betrayal by Mark Roberti (£12.50)Publisher: John Wiley — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0471026212]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly scuffed on both panels. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “On July 1,1997, after 156 years of British colonial rule, Hong Kong, the pearl in the crown of the British Empire and the tenth largest trading partner in the world, will come under the control of the People’s Republic of China. Despite persistent assurances from both the Chinese and British governments, the citizens of Hong Kong have little reason for optimism about their future under Chinese rule. Did Britain obtain sufficient guarantees to protect her 5.6 million subjects in Hong Kong, or did she betray them to protect her business and diplomatic interests in the region? What does the future hold for Hong Kong’s booming capitalist economy? These are the questions Roberti addresses in this provocative investigative report. Based on interviews with 150 men and women who played key roles in the secret negotiations, and on U.S. State Department documents made available for the first time under the Freedom of Information Act. The United Kingdom Government papers related to this period are withheld from public view until well into the 21st century under the United Kingdom’s Thirty Year Rule. The Fall of Hong Kong uncovers the startling truth about the hand-over of power. In a compelling, fast-paced narrative, peppered with vivid portraits of the personalities involved, Roberti pierces the veil of secrecy shrouding the negotiations. Revealing political intrigue and diplomatic double-dealing in London, Hong Kong, and Beijing, Roberti explains how the British Foreign Office thwarted Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s efforts to introduce democratic elections to Hong Kong; how British negotiators allowed an unholy alliance of ultra-conservative Hong Kong businessmen and Beijing party officials to call the shots and kill any chance of meaningful democracy in Hong Kong; how the colonial government manipulated public opinion in Hong Kong in order to sway the vote in the British Parliament; and how Chinese security forces bugged the rooms of the drafters of the Hong Kong Basic Law. Filled with human drama, The Fall of Hong Kong also tells of the gallant efforts of people like lawyer Martin Lee and his army of workers and students who are risking everything in a fight against their political masters to secure a democratic future. A timely, hard hitting investigation into an impending crisis that has already begun to impact financial and business centres worldwide, The Fall of Hong Kong is a gripping tale of high-stakes diplomacy, political cabals, and the ongoing struggle of a people to save themselves from tyranny.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Red titling to the Spine. 336 pages. Tags: 20th and asia asian britain british century china covered dates decolonization eastern europe foreign from general government great history hong international irish kingdom kong middle military modern political politics postwar relations science travel united war world
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Red Duster, White Ensign: The Story of the Malta Convoys by Ian Cameron (£12.00)Publisher: London: Frederick Muller Limited — 1959Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a stain the length of the join of the lower panel affected the boards. Leans. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank. Pages gently tanned with scattered spotting throughout. Description: Illustrated by way of: Top edge red; Black & White Photographs; Silhouettes; Maps [3];

From the cover: “This book fills an important gap in the history of the Second World War, for the story of the convoys to Malta has never before been told. It is now accepted by British, German and Italian historians that Malta was the key to the Middle East; the task of the convoys which fought through with supplies to the “George Cross Island” was therefore of supreme importance.

Many of the true stories in this book are epics of the sea — outstanding examples of the courage and fine seamanship of the men of the Royal Navy and the Merchant Navy. The author describes not only the thrilling incidents — the story of the Ohio and the Breconshire, for example — in all the principal convoys to Malta, but also the blockade runs made by individual merchantmen, and the attempts to re-provision the island by minelayer and submarine, as well as the aircraft-ferry operations, including those made by the U. S. aircraft-carrier Wasp.

But the fascination of this book is not confined to the accounts of the operations themselves, for the author takes us behind the scenes to disclose some startling differences of opinion over Malta among those responsible for the conduct of the war. While paying tribute to Sir Winston Churchill and many other high-ranking Naval officers, he is outspoken in his criticism of Chiefs of Staff who, as late as 1942, were demanding a withdrawal from “undefendable” Malta which, had it been carried out, could well have lost us the Middle East.

This book has been written with full Admiralty approval, and the author has been given access to unpublished and hitherto secret Naval records. He has also niter-viewed many of those who took part in the convoys; Fleet Air Arm and R. A. F. pilots, Naval officers, merchant seamen and Masters. The result is a full, authoritative and absorbing account of one of the most dangerous and exciting episodes of the war.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Eisner. Foreword or introduction by Captain S. W. Roskill. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XII] 218 pages. Tags: cameron war 1939-1945 naval operations malta actions sea mediterranean adriatic aegean second convoys british campaigns international law history
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Reviving Primary Care: A US-UK Comparison by John Fry, Donald Light, Jonathan Rodnick & Peter Orton (£12.00)Publisher: Oxford & New York: Radcliffe Medical Press — 1995Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1857750012]Condition: Very Good. Wraps unevenly faded, heavier fading toward spine. Text bright and tight.Description: From the cover: “How can those involved in the development of primary care determine the best way forward? Physicians, managers and administrators working at a local or national level must have the opportunity to benefit from experience gained in their own and other systems of care. Health care costs per head in the USA are three times higher than in the UK, yet overall the UK achieves better health outcomes. Recent British reforms have highlighted problems in the delivery of care due to resource allocation, while political imperatives in America have focused on spiralling costs. This work draws together international expertise to produce models of excellence for primary care, allowing current and future decision-makers and opinion formers to learn from the best practices.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Robert S. Lawrence. Size: 9¾" x 6¾". [XVI] 155 pages. Tags: rodnick 1857750012 medical policy primary care medicine britain united states health delivery services practice usa kingdom family
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Who Are the People'? by Colm Brogan (£12.00)Publisher: Hollis & Carter — 1943Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good - in Poor DJ. DJ has 1½" loss at the head of the spine, a little faded and scuffed elsewhere with some small nicks. Spine faded where DJ absent. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted.Description: Reprint. A Challenge to Politicians - at the present time there is an extraordinary clamour of voices claiming to interpret the will and the wishes of the People. But the People is a large and vague abstraction. Who are they ? It is the author's contention that the People is a stage army, composed of journalists, public speakers and other politically minded members of the clerkly or educated class. They are persons who make their living and find their vocation in the formation of public opinion and in the bureaucracy; they are dangerously removed from the hazards and realities of ordinary life.Notes: Size: 9½" x 5½". 156 pages. Tags: public opinion Politicians bureaucracy politically journalists
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A Queen On Trial by E. A. Smith (£11.50)Publisher: Alan Suton — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 075090383X]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dustwrapper.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “The so-called ‘trial’ of Queen Caroline, wife of George IV, in 1820 was one of the most sensational events of the nineteenth century. Not only was a Queen Consort of Great Britain publicly accused of adultery over a period of years, and in particularly sordid circumstances, but the full details of the accusations were paraded before a crowded House of Lords and the public at large, through the newspapers and scurrilous verses and cartoons.”Notes: Size: 10" x 7". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 210 pages. Tags: queen caroline amelia Elizabeth consort george king great Britain adultery public opinion history 19th century scandals queens biography 941.07'4'092 princess prince wales regent bribery corruption henry brougham house lords cotton yard knight companion the bath brandenburgh abortive attempt divorce scandalous british throne pergami bergami canning sir thomas lawrence maria fitzherbert royal marriage act right succession bigamy napoleonic wars unpopular britain’s rulers cato street conspiracy political radicals alderman matthew wood william cobbett nineteenth-century radical movement feminist agitation english
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Eldred Jones, Lulubelle and the Most High by Clare Nonhebel (£11.50)Publisher: Lion — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0745938124]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Remnants of stickers to the first blank and front pastedown — not ex-library as there are no further marks within the book. Text complete, clean and tight else, and a nice copy overall.Description: From the flap: “Winner of the Betty Trask Award and much-acclaimed author of four previous novels, Clare Nonhebel has written an extraordinary tale of three unusual children. Eldred’s parents simply wish he was like ordinary children instead of dabbling in complex mathematics and designing potentially lucrative farm waste-disposal systems. Lulubelle has outstanding acrobatic skills and wishes her irresponsible mother would behave more like an adult. And Keith just wishes that the surgeons who keep trying to correct his severe physical disabilities would take his opinion seriously.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 316 pages. Tags: clare nonhebel child genius oxygen tent not spoken single word since birth reading medical textbook extraordinary tale three unusual children severe physical disabilities outstanding acrobatic skills adult agendas break free unleashes past evils buried memories intimately linked profound social concerns subtle truth about people
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Forgotten Voices of the Great War by Max Arthur (£11.50)Publisher: Book People — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. A little shelfwear at head and tail of spine otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: From the cover: “In 1972 a team of academics and archivists from the imperial war museum set about the momentous task of tracing ordinary men and women who had lived through one of the most harrowing periods of modern history, the First World War. Veterans from Britain, Germany, America, Australia and Canada were interviewed in detail about their day-to-day experiences on and off the front. The archive has grown to be one of the most important of its kind in the world and provides a unique account of life during the Great War. These tapes, some of which have rested unheard for decades, contain the forgotten voices of a generation no longer with us. Now over thirty years on, after hundreds of hours in the archive, author Max Arthur has created this remarkable, landmark history of the First World War.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Sir Martin Gilbert. Size: 8" x 5½". 326 pages. Tags: combined-arms dellmensingen meuse-argonne straussenburg passchendaele ersatz-reserv anti-semitism expeditionary skoda-porsche porokovskikov flamethrowers propagandist joseph-simon intelligence organization conscription anglo-french saint-mihiel etain-verdun yarde-buller disadvantage negotiations transylvania saint-hubert verdun-paris mobilization tagliamento philippines grandmaison rennenkampf minenwerfer knobelsdorf jean-joseph wissembourg switzerland wurttemberg verdun-metz bethincourt tirailleurs mangiennes malancourt saint-gond aubreville barrenkopf ludendorff propaganda bar-le-duc balfourier maximilian offensives montfaucon
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Knave of Swords by William Rayner (£11.50)Publisher: Collins — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0002223546]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Leans slightly. Top edges of text block tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the rear panel: “Knave Of Swords is the second volume of ‘The Devil’s Picture-Book’, a sequence of three novels set in the last decade of the 18th Century and following the fortunes of Tom Blackford, village radical turned factory-owner and man of property, Hugh Tracy, an Irishman devoted to the disenslavement of his country, and Jane Rowley who loves them both — together with a host of other vivid and absorbing characters.Notes: Jacket designed by Anthony Kerrins. Size: 8½" x 5¼". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 251 pages. Tags: turbulent eras british history bitter birth-pangs industrial revolution torment lreland new political identity literature history rustic debating society press gang enclosures 18th century irishman action intrigue romance vigorous humour cotton towns lancashire cheshire radical opinion free united republic sudden rise wealth bloody irish uprising superb recreation english irish history last momentous decade
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Little Essays by Logan Pearsall Smith (£11.50)Publisher: Constable & Co. — 1934Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Heavily bruised at the head, tail and corners of the boards, faded and dust-soiled at the spine and margins of the boards. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Previous owner’s inscription to the first blank. Blanks and pastedowns tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned and spotted.Description: 5th Impression.Notes: Size: 9" x 6". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 290 pages. Tags: artists latin peoples romantic ignorance barbarian romanticism politics faust emerson shelley browning nietzsche ego intrinsic values heathenism neutrality materialism naturalism disillusion intuitive morality pleasures ingenuous society religion lucretius dante goethe contemporary opinion intellectual ambition self self-consciousness vanity fame false moral perspectives relativity science mind-reading comradeship love imaginative nature prosaic pathetic notions god greek original christian faith doctrine allegory epic pagan custom christianity christ virgin protestantism piety spirituality fear death psychic phenomena future life platonic immortality aesthetic feeling utility beauty art happiness poetry prose dearth great men intellect essence existence psychology kant transcendentalism egotism precarious rationalisms modern unhappiness
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Modern Sportscars by Roger Bell (£11.50)Publisher: Haynes — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1859606768]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dustwrapper.Description: From the flap: “A racy elegance has returned to motoring. A decade ago, hot-hatch GTis dominated the sporting scene. Now, real sports cars are back in fashion. Sales of two-seaters like the Mazda MX-5, MGF and Vauxhall’s Elise-based VX220 are booming worldwide. Here is the book chat celebrates their return and their appeal. Packed with information, opinion and gorgeous colour photographs, ‘Modern Sports Cars’ covers the Naughty Nineties and up to the present with model histories, driving impressions, performance figures and technical data.”Notes: Size: 10¾" x 8½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 191 pages. Tags: open two-seaters roadsters sports cars superblower cobra fia crs acace alfa romeo zagato gtv spider ariel atom aston martin db7 5.3 volante audi bmw bugatti eb110 caterham seven chevrolet corvette dare dodge viper ferrari 348 355 360m f40 f50 550 maranello
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Settled Out of Court by Henry Cecil (£11.50)Publisher: Michael Joseph — 1959Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled with some loss at the tail of the spine. Price Clipped. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned and spotted. Tape remants to the spine of the book.Description: From the cover: “The book begins with the man, Lonsdale Walsh, a very rich financier, being convicted of murder and sentenced to imprisonment for life. He has been convicted on entirely perjured evidence. He appeals with no success. He petitions the Home Secretary, but again unsuccessfully. What is he to do? It is exceedingly rare today for a person to be convicted unjustly ofa serious crime, but, except in a perfect State, such things must occasionally happen. Perhaps the reader may like to consider what he himself would do if such an injustice occurred to him and if he were a wealthy man. Or he can read first what Lonsdale Walsh did and then decide whether he would have been likely to do the same.”Notes: Jacket designed by Riviere. Size: 8" x 5¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 190 pages. Tags: courts convicted murder imprisonment for life perjured evidence serious crime injustice ingenious mixture law and fantasy public enquiry counsels opinion evidence against him under duress
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Sisters-in-Law The Palace Revolution: How Princess Diana and Sarah Ferguson Changed the Face of Royalty by Nicholas Courtney (£11.50)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0297792911]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges. Pages heavily age-tanned.Description: In this fascinating and perceptive book Nicholas Courtney looks behind the fairy-tale glamour of royalty and examines a very special relationship. The Princess of Wales and the Duchess of York are old friends and friendly rivals, and above all sisters in law. Their influence has begun to transform the monarchy. Some may say. With 24 pages of black-and-white photographsNotes: 136 pages. Tags: communciations communications bloomingdale's international opportunities relationships indiscretions smith-bingham redevelopment accompanying photographic relationship difficulties money-making marginalized celebrations publication information acknowledge photographs abandonment dust-jacket vacillation sunninghill abercrombie anne-louise toe-sucking introducing kingsbourne brooks-ward declaration dunn-butler prostitutes mountbatten development negotiating informality deutschland carter-ruck arbitrating businessman influencing motherhood neglecting appearance giovenelli university foundation yugoslavia mosimann's settlement
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The Massachusetts Miracle: High Technology and Economic Revitalization by David Lampe (£11.50)Publisher: MIT Press — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges with a nick at the foot of the upper panel. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “Just 15 years ago, soaring unemployment, staggering state budget overruns, and tough competition from beyond its borders had driven Massachusetts’ aging economy to its knees. Today, the state’s robust high-tech-based economy and its record low unemployment have focused worldwide attention on what has been called a “miraculous” economic revival. The Massachusetts Miracle takes a closer look at this dramatic turnaround as it actually happened, presenting a collection of highly readable, non-scholarly analyses, opinion pieces, and policy statements written by local economists and policymakers over the last decade and a half. In the process, it reveals the inherent difficulties associated with regional economic analysis and planning. Among the critical questions addressed in the book: How much of the recovery occurred as the result of specific programs and policy decisions? What were the prevailing views of economists and policy makers on what the state’s problems were and what the solutions might be? What were the reasons for the region’s ultimate success? And, can the “miracle” be duplicated elsewhere? Arranged chronologically, the chapters document the various key events, policies, and insights that shaped the region’s economic development. Each contribution is placed in context by a brief introduction, and an overview weaves the various threads together into a coherent picture of how the “Massachusetts Miracle” evolved.”Notes: Jacket designed by Judy Filippo. Size: 9¼" x 6". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 367 pages. Tags: 1980s america’s and bank boston business conditions contract creation crisis defense development dilemma economic economy england england’s excessive first fiscal for government growth high higher industrialized industries job masachusetts massachusetts mature national new oldest policy program region regional revitalization role services skills small social spending state’s stories technology the war
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Operation Moscow by Christopher Norborg (£10.50)Publisher: London: Latimer House Limited — 1948Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding which is a little dulled. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: From the cover: “Only since Hiroshima has there been a true understanding of the basic fact that international agreements and world opinion, unsupported by a joint programme of law enforcement, will not make for world peace. Operation Moscow is dedicated to the idea that the free peoples of the world now understand that enduring peace can come only through the enforcement of the combined will of responsible nations in accordance with international justice and moral law.

The political and moral, military and spiritual conditions for such joint peace enforcement are, therefore, discussed in this volume in terms of a studied rejection of the outdated totalitarianism which still darkens the minds of the rulers of the Kremlin. Without any unwarranted sense of panic, Operation Moscow rests upon the ultimate faith in the triumph of principles over brute power and of justice and decency over intimidation and slavery. With the tide of world opinion running counter to the totalitarian principles of the Kremlin, there is good reason for the free peoples of every continent to proceed jointly to lay the clear and solid foundations for world peace and its lawful enforcement.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Brown boards with Red titling to the Spine. 285 pages. Tags: communism soviet union nkvd persecution mania postwar moscow united nations spiritual cohesion atomic russia
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The Massachusetts Miracle: High Technology and Economic Revitalization by David Lampe (£10.50)Publisher: The MIT Press — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0262121344]Condition: Good+ — in Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper frayed slightly, a little discoloured. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: From the cover: “Just 15 years ago, soaring unemployment, staggering state budget overruns, and tough competition from beyond its borders had driven Massachusetts’ aging economy to its knees. Today, the state’s robust high-tech-based economy and its record low unemployment have focused worldwide attention on what has been called a “miraculous” economic revival.

The Massachusetts Miracle takes a closer look at this dramatic turnaround as it actually happened, presenting a collection of highly readable, non-scholarly analyses, opinion pieces, and policy statements written by local economists and policymakers over the last decade and a half. In the process, it reveals the inherent difficulties associated with regional economic analysis and planning.

Among the critical questions addressed in the book: How much of the recovery occurred as the result of specific programs and policy decisions? What were the prevailing views of economists and policy makers on what the state’s problems were and what the solutions might be? What were the reasons for the region’s ultimate success? And, can the “miracle” be duplicated elsewhere?

Arranged chronologically, the chapters document the various key events, policies, and insights that shaped the region’s economic development. Each contribution is placed in context by a brief introduction, and an overview weaves the various threads together into a coherent picture of how the “Massachusetts Miracle” evolved.”
Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6". Blue boards with White titling to the Spine. [XI] 367 pages. Tags: business economics economic policy high technology industries massachusetts conditions lampe 0262121344 first editions firsts printings 1st
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A Woman of No Character: An Autobiography of Mrs Manley by Fidelis Morgan (£9.50)Publisher: Faber & Faber — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0571139345]Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little wrinkled at the edges, with a short nick to the head of the upper panel, stain to the very margins of both edges of the lower panel. Pages deeply tanned by age.Description: From the cover: “Delarivier Manley was one of the most popular and controversial writers of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. By the time of her death in 1724 her prolific output included 21 books, 6 plays, political satire, highly praised contributions to The Female Taller and the Examiner, on which Swift made her the editor.

The Historical Register for 1724 described her as ‘A person of polite genius and uncommon capacity which made her writings naturally delicate and easy,’ but judgements of this remarkable woman both during her life and since her death have not always been so convivial. In our own century, Winston Churchill referred to her work as ‘the lying inventions of a prurient and filthy-minded underworld and paid for by party interest and political malice’.

Over 200 years after her death, Mrs Manley is still dividing opinion and arousing passions in her critics. Her work was often a scandalous blend of fact and fiction, romance, politics, gossip and autobiography, which appealed widely to the reading public but led to Mrs Manley’s arrest.

Adventures of Rivella, Mrs Manley’s pseudonymous autobiography, was intended to be read as fiction and has subsequently been dismissed as over-fanciful and unreliable. It was while engaged in research for her book on Restoration women playwrights, The Female Wits, that Fidelis Morgan came across this work and decided to set out to discover the facts about this extraordinary woman. The trail revealed that the facts were often stranger than the fiction.

In A Woman of No Character, Fidelis Morgan combines Mrs Manley’s own accounts of her life with new discoveries creating a captivating portrait of a woman whose character has eluded both her admirers and her critics, and continues to arouse anger as well as praise.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Grey boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 176 pages. Tags: 17th 18th authors biographies biography century delarivie`re english fiction manley mary mrs riviere rivie´re rivie`re studies
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An Approach To Sanity: A Study of East-West Relations by Field-Marshall Montgomery (£9.50)Publisher: Collins — 1959Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges, slightly faded. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Tanning and light spotting to the endpapers and blanks.Description: From the cover: “in the brief time that has elapsed since Viscount Montgomery’s retirement from his post as Deputy Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, he has played considerable part in influencing current opinion on world affairs. The question of the relations between East and West is the great issue that confronts the world today, and it is towards a sane and satisfying solution of that tremendous problem that Lord Montgomery has directed his thoughts. His views are based firmly upon the knowledge and unrivalled experience acquired in the course of ten arduous years in the defence organisation of NATO — years in which he met the political and military leaders of a great many countries.

A whole-hearted believer in what might be termed the technique of the direct approach, ‘the getting together’ at the highest level of the few leaders actually responsible for the mighty issues of peace or war, Lord Montgomery was an active supporter of Mr. Macmillan’s mission to Moscow and later he himself visited Mr. Khrushchev in the Kremlin. His lively and fascinating account of his historic interview with the Soviet leader throws an important light on international affairs.

During the long drawn out and fruitless Conference of Foreign Ministers at Geneva, Lord Montgomery delivered at the University of Oxford two Chichele Lectures on the conflict between East and West, and the actual text of these lectures and of the articles contributed to The Sunday Times on international affairs is incorporated in the present volume as a permanent record of his views.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Kenneth Farnhill. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Chichele Lectures series. 94 pages. Tags: all brass chichele cold college geneva Khrushchev lectures moscow oxford politics souls tacks university war world
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Betty Boothroyd: The Autobiography by Betty Boothroyd (£9.50)Publisher: Century — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0712679480]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ nicked at top edge of lower panel near spine. A nice copy overall but bumped at lower corners.Description: Betty Boothroyd: The Autobiography has Baroness Boothroyd of Sandwell, with her characteristic endearing zeal, recounting her trail from working-class Dewsbury to Westminster. The daughter of a weftman, she passes from rags to political riches with the Labour Party, to which she claims an umbilical loyalty. After a now-notorious spell with the Tiller Girls, she started working full-time for the Labour Party, and eventually, after four attempts at securing a seat, she finally won West Bromwich in 1973--the constituency she was to represent for 27 years. Pro-Europe, pro-choice, anti-capital punishment, she was made a junior Whip in 1974 and Deputy Speaker in 1987 before finally succeeding Jack Weatherill to become the 155th--and first female--Speaker of the House of Commons in 1992. By the time of her retirement from the Chair in July 2000, her wigless informality had seen her become one of the most recognisable and popular faces, not just in the House or West Bromwich, but throughout the country.The woman Private Eye cruelly and unfairly accused of having all the charm of carbon monoxide gas in an airtight room airs her story with unstuffy grace and emphatic integrity. Much has been made of the large sum the publishers paid for her story, but Boothroyd chooses discretion over revelation in describing her path from model to Madame Speaker: while she discusses her brief experience training with the Tiller Girls, she includes no photographs from the period, and declines to elaborate further on the three proposals of marriage she claims to have received. Nevertheless, she assesses her political career and tenure on the Chair with splendid candour, from the fight to rid the Party of Militant, ding-dongs with party Whips, the cash for questions controversy, Nelson Mandela's first state visit to London, Gerry Adams' and Martin McGuinness' refusal to take the Parliamentary oath, to the fuss over her banning women MPs from breastfeeding during committee. 353pp.Tags: betty boothroyd parliament dewsbury talented dancer tiller girls west end election local council labour party politics house commons barbara castle geoffrey freitas harry walston becoming political career first woman speaker turbulent periods british politics john major conservative party tony blair labour landslide victory political opinion south-east leicester by-election general election richardson bob mellish militant’s last stand european parliament thatcher victory 1979 michael foot neil kinnock speaker’s house the opposition madam speaker gennady seleznev pandit pant lecture chancellor the open university thriplow
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Fergie: Her Secret Life by Allan Starkie (£9.50)Publisher: Michael O'Mara — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1854792237]Condition: Near Fine - in Near Fine DJ.Description: From the cover: “When the world’s press published photographs of the Duchess of York in various compromising poses with her ‘financial adviser’, John Bryan, her royal career was finished. But the affair with Bryan was only just beginning. Bryan, a modestly well-off American who convinced people, Fergie among them, that he was vastly wealthy, and the Duchess, who wanted to shrug off the responsibilities of royalty but hoped to take the prestige and bankability of the Windsors with her, embarked upon a roller coaster ride of fast living which left Bryan bankrupt and Fergie with a world-famous overdraft. As Bryan’s friend and business partner, Allan Starkie, was drawn into this relationship, first as a stand-in for Bryan who, for most of the four-year relationship, could not be seen publicly with the Duchess, then as her unpaid business manager and, eventually, to use her own words, as her ‘dearest friend and brother’. As such he travelled the world with Fergie, becoming as much her friend as Bryan’s. It is from this unique perspective that Starkie is able to give his account of one of the most destructive love affairs of the century.”Notes: 224 pages. Tags: communciations communications bloomingdale's international opportunities relationships indiscretions smith-bingham redevelopment accompanying photographic relationship difficulties money-making marginalized celebrations publication information acknowledge photographs abandonment dust-jacket vacillation sunninghill abercrombie anne-louise toe-sucking introducing kingsbourne brooks-ward declaration dunn-butler prostitutes mountbatten development negotiating informality deutschland carter-ruck arbitrating businessman influencing motherhood neglecting appearance giovenelli university foundation yugoslavia mosimann's settlement
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Fergie: Her Secret Life by Allan Starkie (£9.50)Publisher: Marlowe & Co. — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1854792237]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “When the world’s press published photographs of the Duchess of York in various compromising poses with her ‘financial adviser’, John Bryan, her royal career was finished. But the affair with Bryan was only just beginning. Bryan, a modestly well-off American who convinced people, Fergie among them, that he was vastly wealthy, and the Duchess, who wanted to shrug off the responsibilities of royalty but hoped to take the prestige and bankability of the Windsors with her, embarked upon a roller coaster ride of fast living which left Bryan bankrupt and Fergie with a world-famous overdraft. As Bryan’s friend and business partner, Allan Starkie, was drawn into this relationship, first as a stand-in for Bryan who, for most of the four-year relationship, could not be seen publicly with the Duchess, then as her unpaid business manager and, eventually, to use her own words, as her ‘dearest friend and brother’. As such he travelled the world with Fergie, becoming as much her friend as Bryan’s. It is from this unique perspective that Starkie is able to give his account of one of the most destructive love affairs of the century.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Purple boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 215 pages. Tags: communciations communications bloomingdale's international opportunities relationships indiscretions smith-bingham redevelopment accompanying photographic relationship difficulties money-making marginalized celebrations publication information acknowledge photographs abandonment dust-jacket vacillation sunninghill abercrombie anne-louise toe-sucking introducing kingsbourne brooks-ward declaration dunn-butler prostitutes mountbatten development negotiating informality deutschland carter-ruck arbitrating businessman influencing motherhood neglecting appearance giovenelli university foundation yugoslavia mosimann's settlement
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In the Country: The Book of the BBC Television Series Presented by Angela Rippon by Edited by Peter Crawford (£9.50)Publisher: Macmillan — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0333293258]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. From the cover: “The contributors to the ever-popular BBC television series In the Country bring to this companion book their gentle, entertaining blend of knowledge and informed opinion on country matters. Their interests and enthusiasms match the rich variety of our countryside and here, as in the series, they each take a highly personal look at rural life, its traditions, crafts, landscapes, wildlife and ecology and its everyday activities, past and present.

Being in the country means something different for all of us. The team’s honest and very individual contributions in this book will be welcome to town and country readers alike and will help them understand a little more both about nature and about the country way of life and its values.

This is a book not only to read and enjoy, but also to take with you as a valuable guide for things to do and see In the Country.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 202 pages. Tags: and angela beningfield bernard brickmaker britain burner charcoal country countryside drabble elizabeth eyden farmworker gamekeepers gordon great gunmaker heavy henson history horse joe life loch lomond lurchers mabey moult natural nature phil poachers price reserve richard rippon shepherd ted terriers thatcher tom tractors trust weir wheelwright
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Lying Truths: A Critical Scrutiny of Current Beliefs and Conventions by Ronald Duncan & M. Weston-Smith (£9.50)Publisher: Oxford; New York: Pergamon Press — 1979Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 0080219780]Condition: Very Good. Small ding to the leading edge of the upper board. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Slight spotting to start and finish. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.Description: From the cover: “Whereas the media spread ideas, it is the purpose of this book to disrupt them. We maintain that what we now call the climate of opinion is made up of a series of lies which are accepted without question. These beliefs are frequently called ‘common sense’. They exist in education, philosophy, sociology, politics, science and art. It is easy for us to deride foolish notions that have existed in previous eras; but we do not identify or consider our own so readily. Could truth itself not be an image projected through the lens of our minds, with no other reality than our imagination and concepts? Has truth any home but in our minds which seek it? Though many of us no longer believe in the existence of God, we persist in our belief in truth, perhaps as compensation or another word for the Divinity.”Notes: Size: 8½" x 6". Pictorial boards. [VI] 242 pages. Tags: education philosophy sociology politics science art god religion fallacies anthologies errors essays english literature selections
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Managing the Message by Peter Hobday (£9.50)Publisher: London: London House — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1902809181]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Description: From the cover: “Question: when is a textbook, not a text book? Answer: when the writer does not ‘lecture’ on the range of experiences and observations in a style which is tutorial and dull, but is entertaining and discursive.

Peter Hobday is one of Britain’s best known broadcasters who has spent much of his career experiencing people ‘managing the message’. Across his studio table he has interviewed world political leaders, union bosses, the PR chiefs of top international companies and the representatives of pressure groups, each seeking to influence how their case is put across by the media. He has seen supremely efficient message managers and abject failures.

We can all recall politicians squirming under the pressure from the media interviewer, desperately trying to stay ‘on the message,’ arguing the case he wants to make rather than being led the way of the questioner. We can recall the PR disasters which have befallen manufacturers whose spokesman has got the ‘message’ wrong, perhaps only by the poor use of words. And the campaigner, who stridently calls for us to listen to his viewpoint, can either cause us to cheer or sneer, depending on how well he puts his message across.

This is a book from the cutting edge of the media that will enthral anyone with connections with that industry. It will, however, also instruct and entertain the most ambitious of young managers with PR responsibilities or the company boss who wants to know how to use good news and be ready to protect himself from the effects of the bad. It will even assist the village group seeking to promote (or stop) the building of a by-pass! For any observer of the modern world it will provide a salutary lesson on its power of the media whilst confirming that it can be influenced by those with a well-defined strategy and efficient message.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 240 pages. Tags: public relations mass media and publicity industry can influenced professionals the battle for opinion sultans spin widening credibility gap news demands business five questions every reporter asks controlling message fthe camera front page peter hobday first editions firsts printings 1st
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More Thoughts and Talks: The Diary and Scrap-Book of a Member of Parliament from September 1937 to August 1939 by Sir Arnold Wilson (£9.50)Publisher: Longmans, Green & Co. — 1939Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Heavily faded at the spine. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Pages lightly age-tanned with spotting throughout.Description: A sequel to “Thoughts and Talks” (1938), and to “Walks and Talks” (1934), and “Walks and Talks Abroad” (1936), which dealt with things seen and heard in England, Eire and Europe.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VIII] 300 pages. Tags: 20th agreement and arnold august autobiography biographical britain british century civilisation conditions crisis cultural culture economic end europe events experiences general government great history individual intellectual life munich opinion personal political politics prague public sir social talbot wilson works
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Rediscovering Europe by Mark Leonard (£9.50)Publisher: Demos — 1998Binding: Pap in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 189830654X]Condition: Very Good - in Good+ DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges with a 1", slightly untidy, closed tear to the head of the lower panel. Text bright and tight.Description: From the cover: “Europe is leading a double life. On the eve of its most ambitious projects to date — EMU and enlargement — the EU is less popular than it has been for a generation. Despite its many successes, it often appears to the public as a secretive bureaucracy operating behind closed doors spending its time laying down impenetrable laws. This book challenges the notion that Europe is inherently unpopular, and offers a new approach to legitimacy.”Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6". 68 pages. Tags: social sciences politics european studies united nations human development index henley centre bianchini landry clercq european unioncommission brussels market liberalization european integration european identity european commission brussels directorate general foreign and commonwealth office opinion research business mori european movement copenhagen summit conference 1973 national identity and the idea european unity social and cultural mutations contemporary europe
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Sex and Civilization by [Edward George] Paul Bousfield (£9.50)Publisher: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. — 1928Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently faded at the spine. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Heavy toning to the blanks. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned with some light spotting.Description: 2nd Impression. [First Edition: 1925] From the cover: “It is well-known that the present economic condition of women, who out-number the men in England alone by some two millions, is a poor one compared with that of men. To some extent, this is the result of prejudice and of legal disability. The question naturally arises: « Is this all? Supposing the prejudice and legal disability were completely swept away, would woman in general be able to take a place in the economic field in any way equal to that of man? »

The reply of a. large number of people is that she would not ; firstly on account of her physical disabilities, and secondly, on account of her temperamental disabilities.

On examination, however, it is found to be very doubtful whether her physical disabilities are nearly as great as are commonly supposed. The examination also reveals that her temperamental disabilities certainly stand very much in her way at the present time, but that with a different method of up-bringing, an altered set of ideals from childhood upwards, it might be possible that these would completely disappear. Research into the matter tends to show that her chief psychic disability is largely due to waste of energy, and, curiously enough, her excessive expenditure of energy is largely in the sexual field, although popular opinion is to the contrary. The chief psychic difference here between the man and woman is connected with the fact that the man largely concentrates his erotic energy on what may be termed the normal acts of sex (which occupy in a concentrated form a comparatively short period of time and a comparatively small amount of his psychic energy), while the woman’s sexual activity on the other hand remains in an infantile form that is spread throughout her whole life in such a way as to occupy an immense amount of both her time and her energy. This, of course, is mainly due to the extra repression which social customs have for various reasons forced upon her from early childhood, and the lack of suitable non-erotic substitutes from the same cause.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VI] 294 pages. Tags: and aspects attributes beings bi-sexuality complex conception differences ethical evolution false feminine human idea iii impulses inefficiency inferiority its masculine moral normal phallic physical physiological psychic psychoanalysis psychosocial remedy results sex society the woman woman’s women
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The Manual of Equitation: The Complete Training of Horse and Rider by Jane Kidd & Barbara Slane Fleming (£9.50)Publisher: The Kenilworth Press — 1997Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1872082386]Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers with a crease to the bottom corner of the upper. Small stain to the leading edge of the text block, leaves unaffected. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: 3rd edition, 3rd printing, [First Published: 1982] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings;

From the cover: “The British Horse Society’s Manual of Equitation offers; a complete and authoritative system of training for horse and rider, from novice to advanced standard.

The methods outlined in The Manual of Equitation are based on the classical concepts first written about by Xenophon (430 — 354 BC), maintained by the Spanish Riding School in Vienna and now amended for competitions by the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI).

Recognising that it is difficult, if not impossible, to lay down hard and fast rules on the training of horses in general, The Manual of Equitation offers the consensus of opinion of several national authorities and therefore represents an overall view.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Paul Saunders. Illustrated by Eve Littleton & Patricia Frost. Size: 9¼" x 6¼". 140 pages. Tags: horsemanship british horse society the initial training lungeing gaits junp cross country walk piaffe foals and young horses jane kidd barbara slane fleming eve littleton frost
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The Negotiating Game by Chester L. Karrass (£9.50)Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell — 1970Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0690003595]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges with a nick at the bottom corner of the upper panel. Company stamp to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Notes: Size: 8½" x 5¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 255 pages. Tags: expectation-satisfaction superior-subordinate self-actualization worker-management parapsychological entrepreneurship post-conference predictability communications accomplishment psychological powerlessness assertiveness participatory self-interest irrationality authoritarian confrontation satisfactions accommodation relationships communication conciliation negotiator’s expectations brinkmanship exploitation motivational low-pressure intelligence improvements maximization negotiations satisfaction occupational negotiation infatuation personality assumptions low-balling time-staged negotiators self-esteem rationality socializing measurement attitudinal achievement credibility negotiating experiments
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The Shape of Ice by Douglas Hurd (£9.50)Publisher: Little, Brown & Co. — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0316640328]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped.Description: From the cover: “A year on from Tony Blair’s crushing defeat at the General Election, the Conservative government cruises into the new parliamentary session with a comfortable lead in the opinion polls. As tolerable inflation and low unemployment work their soothing magic, Britain drifts into political slumber.

For Prime Minister Simon Russell, however, returning to Westminster after a serious heart attack, it is no time for complacency. Withstanding his wife’s pressure to resign, he moves from meeting to meeting, policy committee to party conference with a new anxiety about his colleagues. Should he fear the Chancellor’s ruthless efficiency? Should he welcome the Home Secretary’s disarming insouciance? Is he becoming too dependent, for emotional support and ideological substance, on the girl who is his press secretary?

Cosseted by, civil servants, petitioned by backbenchers and pursued by the tabloids, Russell at first enjoys his own skill in the political arena. The first IRA bomb attack for five years concentrates the government’s attention on a consuming issue, and suddenly, irrevocably, the Prime Minister is assaulted by crises at home, abroad and in his family life. Events pile up relentlessly. Popular revolutionaries in Russia; corruption in Hong Kong; overcrowded prisons in turmoil — as incidents rise from nowhere, as decisions are hourly demanded, Simon Russell begins a daunting struggle for political and personal survival.

Brilliantly conveying the unrelenting pressure of political existence at the highest level, The Shape of Ice shuttles the reader from routine parliamentary procedure to a media-fuelled international military crisis, from the G8 Summit to the Prime Minister’s most private moments, in a novel of stark authenticity and escalating tension.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 288 pages. Tags: attack blair bomb britain century civil conservative corruption crisis english fiction general great international ira military ministers modern parliamentary personal political prime prisons revolutionaries servants session survival tony turmoil
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The Woman's Guide to Hysterectomy: Expectations and Options by Adelaide Haas & Susan L. Puretz (£9.50)Publisher: Celestial Arts — 2002Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1587611056]Condition: Very Good.Description: Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). 372 pages. Tags: after ask care doctor for hormone how hysterectomy important information latest life medical obtain opinion postoperative prepare questions recovery recuperation replacement second sex sexuality surgery therapy when your
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Water On The Steps by Peter de Polnay (£9.50)Publisher: Secker & Warburg — 1947Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a long, closed, tear to the join of the lower panel. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: 6th impression. [First Edition: 1943]

From the cover: “One great book was bound to come out of the Fall of France, wrote an early critic of Death And Tomorrow. This opinion of the high quality of his book has been widely endorsed by reviewers and by readers who have been hoping that Peter de Polnay’s lively and impertinent imagination would draw on the same rich material for an equally exciting novel.

Here it is — water on the steps — the blue waters of the Mediterranean and the white marble steps running down into them. For the scene is set on the Riviera and the fast-moving plot is compressed into five days, centring round Jean le Goff’s famous Reserve de Saint-Louis, once a renowned restaurant, but now innocent of clientele, and standing gaunt against the rising tide of future events.

The owner is a farsighted Breton, symbol of endless time, living on alone with his English wife after the collapse of France, proud of his memories, and conscious of his duty to future humanity. He is devoted to his wife, and she to her nephew Charles, who early in the story risks life and liberty to rescue his wife Ann from German-infested Paris. Many will find devotion to a person or cause the most stirring theme throughout this book.

Other inimitable characters wend their way into the story ; escaping English soldiers, two droll Italian expatriates, a preposterous princess of American birth, unscrupulous crooks from Marseilles. But above all there is the contagiously confident Armenian, Mr. Kotaklian, a pathetic if nefarious financier, the masterpiece of Peter de Polnay’s invention, whose sordid but diverting past of shady deals makes grand reading. He is the driving force behind the main conspiracy for piloting to England gold stolen from the Banque de France. Mr. Kotaklian’s meticulous schedules, his interviews with members of the German Armistice Commission, and his bid for final respectability in England, where his son is at school, are irresistibly recounted ; but the difficulties that beset Charles and Ann, a couple so typical of their age, provide a poignant undertone to the main story of greed and violence.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Margaret de Polnay. Size: 7½" x 4¾". Blue boards with Yellow titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Tags: peter polnay french writers france fiction
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Why Canadian Unity Matters and Why Americans Care: Democratic Pluralism at Risk by Charles F. Doran (£9.50)Publisher: University of Toronto Press — 2001Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0802083919]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. A slightly dog-eared copy, notably to the wrappers. Text complete, clean and tight overall but with slight damp-wrinkling to the head and margins of the last few pages which affects the text to the notes and index mainly although entirely legible.Description: From the cover: “Why is Canadian unity important to democratic pluralism worldwide?

Democratic pluralism is a system which enables different cultural and language communities to find representation under a single set of democratic institutions, however configured. Although the liberal political tradition has tended to avoid cultural matters in attempting to eliminate longstanding inequalities, it has created in democratic pluralism a dialectic of culture and politics that addresses the theoretical and practical problems related to social diversity. Canadian democracy is widely regarded as a monument to the success of democratic pluralism in its capacity to provide dignity, freedom, opportunity, and prosperity to its citizens throughout the polity. In this book Charles Doran argues that the secession of Quebec would put these achievements at risk, raising the possibility that cultural-linguistic norms, not a mature liberal democracy, will fashion the kind of state that future generations will inherit.

Drawing on a variety of perspectives, Doran examines why Canadian unity is important not only to the United States but also to other liberal democracies around the world. In addition, he looks at the wider context of Quebec nationalism and the nature of the historical era that has shaped and conditioned the secessionist impulse.”
Notes: Size: 9" x 6". [XV] 300 pages. Tags: american and autonomie autonomy canada cultural democracy foreign histoire history independence movements opinion pluralism province public québec sciences secession social states united
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Broadcasting, Society and the Church: Report of the Broadcasting Commission of the General Synod of the Church of England by ANON (£8.50)Publisher: Church Information Office — 1973Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0715136666]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers, the wrappers are also faded and lightly soiled. Text complete, clean and tight but a little fragile now.Description: From the cover: “This Report has been produced by a Broadcasting Commission specially appointed by the Church of England in 1970 under the Chairmanship of Sir William Hart, CMC, formerly the Director-General and Clerk of the Greater London Council. Although the Commission was originally set up with the primary task of preparing evidence for a Government Committee it was left in the end with a different purpose, namely to stimulate and assist discussion, not exclusively by Anglicans, of many aspects of broadcasting, in the hope of creating a more informed public opinion by the time when important Government decisions on broadcasting policy have to be made prior to 1981. The main chapters represent a selection of facts and opinions of which the Commission believes that the Christian public ought to be aware and the scope of the Report can be judged from the chapter headings — Broadcasting and Society, Broadcasting Structures, Broadcasting Standards^ Religious Broadcasting, Anglican Advisory Systems, and Training. At the end of its Report the Commission offers thirty-eight unanimous ‘Conclusions and Recommendations’, and also suggests six ‘Points for Discussion’ for use at diocesan and deanery level.”Notes: Size: 9¾" x 5¾". 118 pages. Tags: aspects britain britin broadcasting christianity church england great inquiry media radio religion religious reports services social television viewpoints
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Second Thoughts: Seeing Conventional Wisdom Through the Sociological Eye by Janet M. Ruane & Karen A. Cerulo (£8.50)Publisher: Thousand Oaks, London & New Delhi: Pine Forge Press — 2000Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0761986650]Condition: Very Good. Description: 2nd edition. Contains: Graphs; Maps; Glossary;Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). [XV] 253 pages. Tags: sociology theory, public opinion sociological aspects, united states social customs, social studies, social science sociology, books written janet ruane karen cerulo
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Slavery and British Society 1776-1846 by James Walvin (£8.50)Publisher: London: The Macmillan Press — 1982Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0333280741]Condition: Very Good. Description: First in this, paperback, edition.Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). In the Problems in Focus series. 272 pages. Tags: slavery britain anti-slavery movements british abolitionist 18th 19th centuries public opinion abolitionists history colonies social conditions antislavery slave-trade empire imperialism abolition
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The Constitutional History of Modern Britain 1485-1937 Fourth Edition by Sir David Lindsay Keir (£8.50)Publisher: London: Adam & Charles Black — 1950Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Leans. Gently faded at the spine. Both boards spotted and slightly damp-stained at the leading edge. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: From the preface: “The constitutional development of Britain and the British Commonwealth imposes on its historian a twofold task. His first duty must be to describe the structure and working of the main organs of government during the successive stages of their growth. Second, but not less imperative, is that of interpreting their evolution with reference to the political and social conditions and the currents of thought and opinion by which it has been determined. British institutions are the product of long and varied experience in the art of government; their historical study demands, more than that of any other system, a clear understanding of the needs they have been devised to fulfil and the forces from which they have drawn vitality. In this volume an endeavour has been made, so far as limits of space allow, to show how government has been conducted by living and changing communities of men sharing a common political tradition.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VIII] 568 pages. Tags: age and britain classical constitution constitutional english government great history its monarchy parliamentary politics reform the tudor
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Politics In The USA by M. J. C. Vile (£7.00)Publisher: Hutchinson University Library — 1976Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0091275415]Condition: Good. An adequate reading copy only. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank.Description: New Edition. From the cover: “This is a fully up-dated edition of a book which first appeared in 1970, and rapidly established itself as the best introduction to American government and politics available. Written by one of the leading British scholars of American politics, the book covers all the essential aspects of American government and politics, while the statistical and historical appendices, including the complete US Constitution, provide the basic reference materials required by students of the subject. In this edition, Professor Vile has revised the entire text wherever necessary, charting the domestic implications of the world-wide retreat of American influence and the important legislative and government changes. In particular, however, the chapter on Presidential politics has been completely rewritten in the light of the Watergate affair and provides a dispassionate assessment of that incredible episode in American history. The final chapter, ‘American Politics Today’, has also been thoroughly revised and considers the state of the nation as the United States emerges from its most traumatic decade since the Civil War.”Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 318 pages. Tags: actions activism administration advisers amendment american axis baker behaviour break-up budget cabinet cafta california campaign carr caucuses challenge checks civil clash clinton coalition college commissions committees composition conference congress congressional conservatism conservative constitution content conventions corporations council court cuba deadlock decline democracy departments discipline diversity domestic economic education elections electoral
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