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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

$15.56

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

$9.34

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

$9.34

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

$9.34

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

$12.45

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

$9.34

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

$7.78

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

$6.23

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

$21.79

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

$9.34

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

$12.45

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

$12.45

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

$28.02

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

$9.34

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

$9.34

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

$15.56

THE WARLORD AND THE RENEGADE: THE STORY OF HERMANN AND ALBERT GOERING

By James Wyllie

(Subject: Political & Biographies - General) Hermann Goering was a founder member of the Nazi party who became Commander of the Luftwaffe, ordering the terror bombing and the lave labour of thousands in his factories. His brother, Albert, was a devout Christian who saved hundreds of lives from Nazi persecution. He spent a decade working against the regime, intervening wherever possible to save victims of Nazi tyranny, running escape routes influencing policy and promoting sabotage and helping the resistance (Published: 2006) (Publisher: Sutton Publishing) (ISBN: 0750940255) (Pagination: 248pp illustrations) (Condition: Very good in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$12.45

THE WHITE HOUSE YEARS

By Henry Kissinger

(Subject: Political & Biographies - General) In this first volume of his memoirs, Dr. Kissinger covers his first four years (1969-1973) as Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, and Nixon's closest adviser on foreign policy. Among the countless great and critical moments are his secret trip to China, the first SALT negotiation, the Jordan crisis of 1970, the India-Pakistan war of 1971, and the summit meetings in Peking and Moscow. He covers the major controversies over Indochina policy, including events in Laos, the overthrow of Cambodia's Prince Sihanouk, his secret talks with the North Vietnamese in Paris, his 'Peace is at hand' press conference, and the breakdown of the talks that led to the 'Christmas bombing' of North Vietnam in 1972 (Published: 1979) (Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson) (ISBN: 0718118685) (Pagination: 1521pp illustrations) (Condition: Signs of use, cocked spine, Good in d/w with faded spine) UL-XXXXXX

$12.45

THE BRITISH CABINET

By John P Mackintosh

(Subject: Political & Biographies - General) Red boards,showing some wear. Bookplate and Dewy number for University Library on endpapers. Foxing on page edges but no other markings. A history of the British Parliamentary Cabinet. Chapters describe it's origins from 1660 to 1832, followed by a section on the early Victorian system to 1868. The last two sections look at the transition to a Cabinet system and the modern cabinet system after the First World War. (Published: 1962) (Publisher: Stevens and Sons Ltd) (Pagination: 546pp) (Condition: ) UL-XXXXXX

$9.34

REQUIEM FOR WAR: THE LIFE OF WILFRED OWEN: 1893-1918

By Arthur Orrmont

(Subject: Political & Biographies - General) Previous owner name on endpaper. Wilfred Owen was killed in action on November 4th 1918 just one week before the Armistice. He was only 25 years old. In those years since his death he has become considered to be one of the finest of the English poets, but his poetry is not only of the suffering of war he was also one of the early protesters, seeing war as a crime against humanity. This is a compete account of his life and the events and people who shaped it. (Published: 1972) (Publisher: Four Winds Press) (Pagination: 192pp 1 portrait photo) (Condition: Good in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$15.56

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