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When Britain Waived the Rules and Sampled Anarchy: The Battle Won for Freedom Loving Britons by Roger Webster (£21.50)Publisher: Roger Webster — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0953813207]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. Signed by the author on the ffep "With regards from the author Roger Webster" - unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. From the cover: “In the title of this book When Britain Waived the Rules and Sampled — anarchy ‘the rules’ which were waived, allude to the provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights – freedoms guaranteed for the individual citizen. The anarchy refers to the time when certain rights had been wrested from British law, by Labour party legislation in deference to trade union power which then asserted itself with devastating effect. The case of James, Young and Webster v. the United Kingdom Government was in effect representing all those who had suffered the injustices of a grotesque piece of United Kingdom legislation. The case has been seen as one of the most important in British constitutional history.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 238 pages. Tags: british rail unions closed shop mcwhirter parliament willsteed margaret thatcher grunwick hard left human rights european commission strasbourg hutt employment bill conservatives opposition man alive parliament european convention human rights
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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Obsolete Communism by Daniel Cohn-Bendit; Gabriel Cohn-Bendit; (£11.50)Publisher: André Deutsch [Andre Deutsch] — 1968Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: The Left-Wing Alternative. From the cover: “120 years after the Communist Manifesto; 104 years after the First International; 100 years after the publication of Das Kapital; 97 years after the Paris Commune; 50 years after the Russian Revolution; 30 years after the Spanish Revolution; 12 years after the Hungarian Workers’ Rising; And today, with the struggle of the Vietnamese, of the Negroes in America and of the young everywhere, the students of France have demonstrated the possibility of revolution in a highly industrialized country. This book describes what happened in May and June 1968, derives a general lesson from the experiences of those months, and examines the strategy and nature of political parties, trade unions, the revolutionary movement, and the state.”Notes: Size: 8" x 5¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Tags: revolutionary movement official parties left and right left radicalism marx revolutionary movement student revolt strasbourg scandal libre circulation boycott nantes agitation nanterre sociologists march movement agf tsf works brest atomic energy centre saclay poulenc works shop floor committees strategy the state gaullist phenomenon stalinist bureaucracy class struggle
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 Road to Verdun: France, Nationalism and the First World War by Ian Ousby (£9.50)Publisher: Jonathan Cape — 2002Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0224059904]Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps. Owner's address sticker to the reverse of upper wrap. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Verdun was the largest, the longest and the bloodiest battle between the French and Germans in the First World War, lasting from February 1916 until the end of the year and claiming more than 700,000 casualties. For the French in particular, it was always more than just a battle, being rather (in Paul Valery’s words) ‘a complete war in itself, inserted in the Great War’. Ian Ousby’s new book gives a vivid, insightful account of the generals’ planning and the troops’ suffering. At the same time it goes beyond the narrow horizons of military history by locating the experience of Verdun in how the French had thought about themselves, their nation and their relations with their eastern neighbour since the debacle of the Franco-Prussian War. Verdun emerges as the mid-point in the cycle of Franco-German hostility, carrying both the burden of history and - if only by the presence on the battlefield of men like Petain and de Gaulle, France’s two leaders in the next war — the seeds of the future.”Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). 304 pages. Tags: constitutionelle sainte-menehould emmanuel-joseph revolutionnaire stahlgetpittern louis-ferdinand franco-prussian disillusionment sabre-rattling louis-philippe intellectuelle communications representative considerations louis-napoleon lefebvre-dibon robert-georges fortifications sergeant-major russo-japanese eugene-georges jean-baptiste francis-marie contemptibles psychological hohenzollerns pierre-alexis expeditionary french-eaters contemporaine witch-hunting saint-bernard jacques-louis commemoration levi-strauss franchissant joseph-simon remerciement territorials saint-michel nationalisme claude-henri saint-victor entrenchment neurasthenic marseillaise deutschlands mars-la-tour subordinates neurasthenia saint-privut
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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Verdun 1916 by Malcolm Brown (£9.50)Publisher: Arcadia — 2000Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0752417894]Condition: Near Fine.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “1916 was a year of killing. The British remember the Somme, but earlier in the year the heart of the French army was ripped out by the Germans at Verdun. The garrison city in north-eastern France was the focus of a massive German attack; the French fought back ferociously, leading to a battle that would claim hundreds of thousands of lives and permanently scar the French psyche. To this day one can visit the site of ghost villages uninhabited since, but still cherished like shrines. Memories of Verdun would greatly influence military and political thinking for decades to come as both sides came away with memories of bravery, futility and horror. Malcolm Brown has produced a vivid new history of this epic clash — drawing on original illustrations and eyewitness accounts he has captured the spirit of a battle that defines the hell of warfare on the Western Front.”Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6¾". 192 pages. Tags: constitutionelle sainte-menehould emmanuel-joseph revolutionnaire stahlgetpittern louis-ferdinand franco-prussian disillusionment sabre-rattling louis-philippe intellectuelle communications representative considerations louis-napoleon lefebvre-dibon robert-georges fortifications sergeant-major russo-japanese eugene-georges jean-baptiste francis-marie contemptibles psychological hohenzollerns pierre-alexis expeditionary french-eaters contemporaine witch-hunting saint-bernard jacques-louis commemoration levi-strauss franchissant joseph-simon remerciement territorials saint-michel nationalisme claude-henri saint-victor entrenchment neurasthenic marseillaise deutschlands mars-la-tour subordinates neurasthenia saint-privut
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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My Life and Thought: An Autobiography by Albert Schweitzer (£8.50)Publisher: London: George Allen & Unwin — 1946Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded. Edges of the textblock heavily spotted. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: 6th impression. [First Edition: 1933] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Portrait to the frontispiece;Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 288 pages. Tags: schweitzer missionaries ethics religion philosophy moral theology religious christian medical gabon theologians europe musicians strasbourg france peace movement
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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The Last Secret by Robert Jackson (£6.50)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0297840428]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper has a gentle ripple to both panels. Top edge of the text block spotted with what looks like ink. Pages lightly age-tanned. Possibly re-bound for library use as the boards and spine carry no titling.Description: Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Turquoise boards. 162 pages. Tags: 1945 across adventure allied american and are atomic bomb building commandos crumbling defeat forces germans germany heart high intrigue last march most nazi rapidly rhine secret sinister something special stormed strasbourg tale terrible the two’s war world
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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