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S.L.A.M.ARSHAL.. MARINE: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY

By Colonel W. J. Davis

(Subject: Political & Biographies - General) Not the usual style of autobiography, this is not a biography of Marshal. A collection of newspaper articles, letters, reports and oral evidence compiled by Colonel Bill Davis, recounting his time in the US Marine Corps. His inspiration and mentor, was Brigadier Army General Samuel Lyman Atwood Marshall (S.L.A.Marshall) and others who knew him. Davis's account looks at his time in the USMC in the early 1960s, and contains much on the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba. (Published: 1987) (Publisher: Marine Books) (Pagination: A4 format, 171pp, numerous facsimlies and illustrations) (Condition: Good in red card covers.) UL-XXXXXX

$62.41

GOLD AND IRON

By Fritz Stern

(Subject: Political & Biographies - General) Bismarck, Bleichroder and the Building of the German Empire. This is a book about Germans and Jews, about power and money. It is a book focused on Bismarck and Bleichroder, Junker and Jew, statesman and banker, collaborators for over thirty years. The setting is that of a Germany where two worlds clashed: the new world of capitalism and an earlier world with its ancient feudal ethos; gradually a new and broadened elite emerged, and Bismarck's tie with Bleichroder epitomized that regrouping. (Published: 1977) (Publisher: George Allen & Unwin) (ISBN: 004943022X) (Pagination: 620pp, 40 b/w photos 7 illustrations) (Condition: good in card cover) UL-XXXXXX

$12.48

IF THE WAR GOES ON

By Hermann Hesse

(Subject: Political & Biographies - General) Winner of the Nobel Prize for literature in 1946, one of the most astonishing aspects of Hesse's career is the consistency of his political views, his passionate pacifism and internationalism from the start of World War I to the end of his life. The earliest essay in this book was written in September 1914 and was followed by a stream of letters, essays, and pamphlets that reached its high point with Zarathustra's Return, in which Hesse exhorted German youth to shake off the false gods of nationalism and militarism that had led their country into the abyss. Such views earned him the labels "traitor" and "viper" in Germany. (Published: 1985) (Publisher: Triad/Panther) (ISBN: 0586062130) (Pagination: 156pp) (Condition: fair in card cover) UL-XXXXXX

$6.24

ROMMEL

By Desmond Young

(Subject: Political & Biographies - General) The life of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel including his early career in the Imperial German Army in WWI when was awarded the "Pour Le Merite", the highest Imperial decoration. The author recounts Rommel's WWII campaigns in France, North Africa and Normandy. (Published: 1972) (Publisher: Book Club Associates) (Pagination: 288pp, 11 plates, maps, index) (Condition: Very good in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$9.36

INFANTRY ATTACKS

By General FM Erwin Rommel

(Subject: Political & Biographies - General) First published in 1937 this work quickly became a highly regarded military textbook. As a leader of a small unit in the First World War Rommel proved himself an aggressive and versatile commander, with a reputation for using the battleground terrain to his own advantage, for gathering intelligence, and for seeking out and exploiting enemy weaknesses. He graphically describes his own achievements, and those of his units, in the swift-moving battles on the Western Front, in the ensuing trench warfare, in the 1917 campaign in Romania, and in the pursuit across the Tagliamento and Piave rivers (Published: 1990) (Publisher: Stoddart Publishing.) (ISBN: 0773724435) (Pagination: 265pp, sketch maps/plans etc) (Condition: very good in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$18.72

STORY OF MY LIFE

By Moshe Dayan

(Subject: Political & Biographies - General) An autobiography of the charismatic Israeli leader. He joined the Haganah, the Jewish self-defence organisation, at sixteen and was held by the British in Acre prison for fifteen months. During WWII he helped the British Army in Syria. He became Chief of Staff of the Israeli Army at the time of the Sinai Campaign and was Minister of Defence during the Six Day and Yom Kippur Wars. Dayan was a noted military strategist, a political analyst and a keen archaeologist. (Published: 1976) (Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson) (ISBN: 0297771825) (Pagination: 530pp, 11 maps, 31 photos) (Condition: good in plastic covered d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$9.36

HIGH ADVENTURE

By Edmund Hillary

(Subject: Political & Biographies - General) Signed on pre-title page by Edmund Hillary (E. P. Hillary). There is also a gift dedication to a previous owner from a relative. Piece missing from front dustjacket with small tears on spine and back. Book has been well used but text is clean and unmarked. The climbing autobiography of Sir Edmund Hillary with Everest 1953 as its climax - an engaging personal record of his own part in expeditions since he scrambled to the summit of his first peak. (Published: 1955) (Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton) (Pagination: 222pp illustrations) (Condition: ) UL-XXXXXX

$124.82

DUTCH: A MEMOIR OF RONALD REAGAN
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DUTCH: A MEMOIR OF RONALD REAGAN

By Edmund Morris

(Subject: Political & Biographies - General) A compelling, richly informative, conceptually courageous book that constitutes a relentless pursuit of truth. Probably the most insightful book in print about Ronald Reagan and the meaning of his presidency. Written in the form of an historical novel, the author decided to dramatise Reagan's life with several invented characters, including a fictionalised version of himself, witnessing scenes in Reagan's life that happened before Morris was born. (Published: 2000) (Publisher: Harper Collins) (ISBN: 0007102623) (Pagination: 874pp, b/w illustrations) (Condition: good in card cover) UL-XXXXXX

$18.72

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

$9.36

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

$9.36

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

$9.36

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

$12.48

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

$9.36

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

$7.80

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

$6.24

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

$9.36

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

$12.48

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

$28.08

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

$9.36

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

$9.36

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