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MUSSOLINI: A NEW LIFE
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MUSSOLINI: A NEW LIFE

By Nicholas Farrell

(Subject: Political & Biographies - General) This biography draws on a range of material to challenge the standard versions of Italy's fascist dictator as either a grotesque buffoon hell bent on war or a tool of the bourgeoisie in its war with the working class. (Published: 2003) (Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson) (ISBN: 0297819658) (Pagination: 533pp illustrations) (Condition: Good in card covers) UL-XXXXXX

$15.97

HINDU HORSEMAN

By Lieutenant-Colonel Denzil Holder

(Subject: Political & Biographies - General) The reminiscences of a Cavalry Officer of that most famous of Indian Regiments, Skinner's Horse. Soldier, horseman and polo player, Holder saw action in WWI. He recounts the balmy years between the wars on the North West frontier and tells of the beauty of Kashmir. In WWII he was badly wounded in action in North Africa. (Published: 1986) (Publisher: Picton Publishing Ltd.) (ISBN: 0948251182) (Pagination: xviii + 217pp, 34 illustrations, 17 maps, index) (Condition: fine in dw) UL-XXXXXX

$9.58

THE GREAT COMMANDERS SERIES: ALEXANDER THE GREAT

By Frank Lipsius and General Editor Lord Chalfont

(Subject: Political & Biographies - General) Alexander the Great was a king of the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon and a member of the Argead dynasty. He was born in Pella in 356 BC and succeeded his father Philip II to the throne at the age of twenty. He spent most of his ruling years on a military campaign through Asia and northeast Africa, and had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world by the age of thirty, stretching from Greece to northwestern India. He was undefeated in battle and is widely considered one of history's most successful military commanders. (Published: 1974) (Publisher: Purnell) (Pagination: 224pp illustrations) (Condition: Good in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$9.58

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF HORATIO HORNBLOWER

By C Northcote Parkinson

(Subject: Political & Biographies - General) Dustjacket, torn and worn, signs of use reflecting age. The adventures of fictional Admiral Hornblower who featured in twelve novels by C S Forester are expanded in here in a 'biography' by Naval historian Dr. C Northcote Parkinson. (Published: 1970) (Publisher: Michael Joseph) (ISBN: 071810787X) (Pagination: 304pp, maps, illustrations.) (Condition: ) UL-XXXXXX

$9.58

THE PRICE OF COMMAND: A BIOGRAPHY OF GENERAL GUY SIMMONDS

By Dominick Graham

(Subject: Political & Biographies - General) Traces Simonds family origins and his career as a senior Canadian Army officer who served with distinction during World War II, where he commanded the 1st Canadian Infantry Division and II Canadian Corps. In 1951, at the age of just 48, he was appointed Chief of the General Staff, the most senior member of the Canadian Army, a post he held for four years. (Published: 1993) (Publisher: Stoddart Publishing.) (ISBN: 0773726926) (Pagination: 345pp illustrations) (Condition: Very good in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$12.77

BLAMEY: CONTROVERSIAL SOLDIER

By John Hetherington

(Subject: Political & Biographies - General) Reprinted by the Field Marshal Sir Thomas Blamey Memorial Fund. Field-Marshal Blamey, the senior Australian commander in the Second World War, commanding Australian units in the Middle East, and later overseeing the campaigns in the SW Pacific and East Indies. The author portrays him in depth at every phase in his life. He built an astonishing record both in the field and political arena whilst figuring in a succession of contentious episodes and attempts to overthrow him. (Published: 1983) (Publisher: Australian War Memorial) (ISBN: 095920430X) (Pagination: xviii + 414pp, illustrations) (Condition: D/w edgecreased. text and boards very good) UL-XXXXXX

$47.90

FROM CHURCHILL'S SECRET CIRCLE TO THE BBC:THE BIOGRAPHY OF LIEUTENANT GENERAL SIR IAN JACOB

By General Sir Charles Richardson

(Subject: Political & Biographies - General) lieutenant General Sir Ian Jacob was a member of what Winston Churchill called "my secret circle" throughout World War II, and later became Director General of the BBC during its important period of readjustment in the post-war years. Widely recognized as one of the Army's most brilliant young officers, he had a unique opportunity, as staff co-ordinator of the military action of government, to observe the towering figure of Churchill, whom he accompanied on all his critical meetings with the Allies' national leaders. Based upon Jacob's unpublished diaries of his Churchill years and upon his personal papers and conversations with the author relating to his difficult and important role in the direction of the BBC. (Published: 1991) (Publisher: Brassey's) (ISBN: 0080376924) (Pagination: xxxiii + 304pp. photos) (Condition: Fine in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$15.97

VIDAL ET LES SIENS
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VIDAL ET LES SIENS

By Edgar Morin

(Subject: Political & Biographies - General) Avec Vidal Nahoum mourut, à La Turbie (Alpes-Maritimes), en 1984, l’un des survivants du monde englouti de la Salonique séfarade où il était né en 1984.A partir de documents historiques et personnels, Edgar Morin, son fils, nous restitue son histoire irremplaçable et celle des hommes et femmes de sa famille.l’histoire unique de Vidal Nahoum porte en elle l’épanouissement, le crépuscule et la mort de la culture judéo-espagnole, le passage de la cité d’Empire à l’État-Nation, la complexité des relations modernes entre juifs et gentils, entre Orient et Occident. (Published: 1989) (Publisher: Editions du Seuil) (ISBN: 2020106825) (Pagination: 374pp. illustrations.) (Condition: ) UL-XXXXXX

$12.77

THE PRAGUE GOLEM. JEWISH STORIES OF THE GHETTO

(Subject: Political & Biographies - General) Prague has been one of the most significant towns of European Judaism for many centuries. Apart from the Old-New Synagogue, the Pinkas Synagogue, the Old Jewish Cemetery and the Jewish Town Hall there are stories of the old mysterious ghetto. Wise Rabbi Loew, the Golem and wealthy Mordecai Maisel allow us to visualize the long lost world of the Jewish Prague (Published: 2006) (Publisher: Vitalis Verlag) (ISBN: 8072530411) (Pagination: 63pp illustrations) (Condition: very good in card covers) UL-XXXXXX

$9.58

NICOLAS II. LE DERNIER TSAR
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NICOLAS II. LE DERNIER TSAR

By Henri Troyat

(Subject: Political & Biographies - General) French text. The last fires of the imperial court, the intrigues of palaces, the hesitations of the tsar facing the The exalted figure of the Tsarina, given to the power of the dark Rasputin, the charming quartet of the Grand Duchesses, the sufferings of the young Tsarevich with hemophilia, and the horrible tragedy of the end in Yekaterinburg. (Published: 1991) (Publisher: Flammarion Paris) (ISBN: 2080666584) (Pagination: 458pp illustrations) (Condition: Good in card covers) UL-XXXXXX

$7.98

ALEXANDRE II. LE TSAR LIBERATEUR
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ALEXANDRE II. LE TSAR LIBERATEUR

By Henri Troyat

(Subject: Political & Biographies - General) French text. Alexander II tr. Aleksandr II Nikolaevich was the Emperor of Russia from 2 March 1855 until his assassination in 1881. (Published: 1990) (Publisher: Flammarion Paris) (ISBN: 208066249X) (Pagination: 255pp illustrations) (Condition: Good in card covers) UL-XXXXXX

$6.39

THE LIFE OF CAPTAIN JAMES COOK

By J C Beaglehole

(Subject: Political & Biographies - General) Gift inscpription on endpaper. Small tear on d/w at the top of the spine. Good in d/w. Not merely a chronological account of events in Cook's life but a deeply revealing study of a complex character, seen in his actions as an unrivalled navigator and explorer and as a commander of men. Those who influenced Cook from childhood up, and those who sailed with him on his voyages, are as clearly and surely drawn as the man himself. (Published: 1974) (Publisher: A & C Black Ltd.) (ISBN: 0713673823) (Pagination: 760pp maps, illustrations) (Condition: ) UL-XXXXXX

$22.35

THE YEARS OF MACARTHUR: VOLUME III TRIUMPH & DISASTER 1945-1964

By Dorris Clayton James

(Subject: Political & Biographies - General) Dustjacket torn at top of spine. Good. A biography of the General from the end of World War II to the last days of his life. The book chronicles his controversial military, administrative, and political career and examines his complex, contradictory personality and character. He officially accepted Japan's surrender on 2 September 1945, aboard USS Missouri anchored in Tokyo Bay, and oversaw the occupation of Japan from 1945 to 1951. As the effective ruler of Japan, he oversaw sweeping economic, political and social changes. He led the United Nations Command in the Korean War until he was removed from command by President Harry S. Truman on 11 April 1951. (Published: 1985) (Publisher: Houghton Mifflin) (ISBN: 0395360048) (Pagination: 848pp, illustrations) (Condition: ) UL-XXXXXX

$23.95

BEYOND THE WIRE: AN UNDERAGE AIR GUNNER'S PRIVATE WAR

By Roy Marlow MM

(Subject: Political & Biographies - General) The author joined the RAF as an Air Gunner in 1940 having added 3 years to his ago. 2 years later his Wellington Bomber was shot down over North Africa and he became a prisoner of war of the Italians. He was punished cruelly for his escape attempts but eventually succeeded and made his way to Rome, 2 years after his initial capture. He was one of the youngest recipients of the Military Medal and promoted for his courageous escape attempts and experiences with Italian partisans during his escape attempts. (Published: 1997) (Publisher: George Mann Books) (ISBN: 0704102668) (Pagination: 158pp, map.) (Condition: Crease on front cover.Good) UL-XXXXXX

$9.58

WILFRED OWEN
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WILFRED OWEN

By Jon Stallworthy

(Subject: Political & Biographies - General) Signs of use, faded spine. Good study copy.The author retraces the life of one of the most well known war poets from his childhood spent in the back streets of Birkenhead and Shrewsbury to the appalling months in the tranches and cut short in a furious battle on the bank of the Sambre-Oise Canal on 4th November 1918. (Published: 1988) (Publisher: Oxford University Press) (ISBN: 019282211X) (Pagination: 333pp illustrations) (Condition: ) UL-XXXXXX

$12.77

WHITTLE: THE TRUE STORY

By John Golley

(Subject: Political & Biographies - General) A detailed biography of the life of Sir Frank Whittle, the inventor of the turbo-jet engine. Written with his cooperation several years before his death it describes a fascinating life in the UK and the USA, his fights with bureaucracy, industrial skulduggery and the impact on his health. (Published: 1987) (Publisher: Airlife Publishing) (ISBN: 0906393825) (Pagination: 272pp illustrations) (Condition: Good in slightly faded dustjacket) UL-XXXXXX

$12.77

HARPER ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MILITARY BIOGRAPHY
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HARPER ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MILITARY BIOGRAPHY

By Colonel T N Dupuy

(Subject: Political & Biographies - General) Assessing three thousand of the most important worldwide military figures from the earliest recorded moments in history to the present, a fact-filled compilation lists concise biographies and noted contributions for each person (Published: 1995) (Publisher: Castle Books ) (ISBN: 0785804374) (Pagination: 834pp, ) (Condition: Very good in dw.) UL-XXXXXX

$28.74

VICTORY: 100 GREAT MILITARY COMMANDERS

By Nigel Cawthorne

(Subject: Political & Biographies - General) From ancient Greece to Desert Storm, the author presents a chronological history of great battles and the men who won them. beginning with Leonidas of Sparta and ending with Colin Powell, the book includes world famous leaders such as Alexander the Great, Napoleon, Grant and Lee, Patton and Rommel. In addition it includes lesser known but important figures such as Red Cloud, Shaka Zulu and General Giap. (Published: 2004) (Publisher: Arcturus Publishing) (ISBN: 0572029365) (Pagination: 208pp illustrations) (Condition: Very good in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$9.58

NO PASSING GLORY

By Andrew Boyle

(Subject: Political & Biographies - General) Dustjacket marked. Previous owner name on endpaper. text clean and unmarked. A biography of group Captain Leonard Cheshire, VC. Cheshire was the outstanding bomber leader of the RAF in WWII, commanding the famous 617 Squadron. In 1944 he was awarded the Victoria Cross after completing a hundred bombing missions on heavily defended targets in Nazi Germany. Cheshire was chosen as the official British observer of the atomic attack on Nagasaki. After the war he dedicated his life to maintaining world peace and founded the famous Cheshire Homes charity for disabled people. (Published: 1957) (Publisher: Reprint Society) (Pagination: 384pp, portrait, index) (Condition: ) UL-XXXXXX

$9.58

SLIDE RULE: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN ENGINEER

By Nevil Shute

(Subject: Political & Biographies - General) Red boards no d/w. Ex libris sticker and previous owner name on endpapers. Front photo detached but present. A copy showing signs of use but still and use and interesting read. Nevil Shute was a pioneer in the world of flying long before he began to write the stories that made him a bestselling novelist. This autobiography charts his path from childhood to his career as a gifted aeronautical engineer working at the forefront of the technological experimentation of the 1920s and '30s. A lot of work was connected with Cardington, home even today of the world's largest Airship. The inspiration for many of the themes and concerns of his novels can be identified in this memoir. (Published: 1954) (Publisher: Heinemann) (Pagination: 249pp illustrations) (Condition: ) UL-XXXXXX

$15.97

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