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Mountbatten by  Philip Ziegler - Hardcover - Book Club (BCE/BOMC) - 1985 - from White Unicorn Books (IOBA) and Biblio.com

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Mountbatten

by Ziegler, Philip

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


NY: Alfred A. Knopf. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 1985. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hardcover. 039452098X . Book Club Edition; 784 pages; Very Good Plus/Very Good. Name on front end paper. Tiny bit of shelf rub at spine tips and corner tips. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ has rubbing at edges. Closed tear at bottom front panel. Rub and chipping at spine tip and corner tips. Now in protective sleeve. 86 B&W Photos. End papers have the Family Tree of Earl Mountbatten of Burma. His Serene Highness Prince Louis of Battenberg, great-grandson of Queen Victoria, nephew of the Tsar and Tsarina of Russia, cousin of the King of England. He became Lord Louis Mountbatten, the young idol of the British navy and eventually one of the three Supreme Allied Commanders of World War II (the others were Eisenhower and MacArthur) , with a quarter of a million Americans under his direct command; the last Viceroy of India. Assassinated at the age of 79 by the I. R. A., he was a twentieth-century hero - the last warrior prince. .


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