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Urquhart of Arnhem : the life of Major General R.E. Urquhart, CB, DSO
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Urquhart of Arnhem : the life of Major General R.E. Urquhart, CB, DSO

By Baynes, John Christopher Malcolm.

London: Brassey's, 1993. Major General R.E. Urquhart is best remembered for his part in the Battle of Arnhem, during which he commanded the 1st Airborne Division in one of the bitterest battles of World War II. Between 1950 and 1952 he was also significantly involved in the successful campaign against the communist terrorists in Malaya, laying the foundations on which General Templer was later able to build his reputation as saviour of the country. This biography traces Urquhart's life from his time as a junior officer in the Highland Light Infantry to his successful second career in the steel industry after 34 years in the Army. John Baynes is the author of "Soldiers of Scotland" and "Forgotten Victor", a biography of General Sir Richard O'Conner. xiii, 272 p, [22] p of plates : ill., maps, ports ; 24 cm. Maps on lining papers. Includes bibliographical references (p. 256-258) and index. A nice copy in a like Dust Jacket. [ Location: Landing Case ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.41

Eisenhower : a soldier's life
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Eisenhower : a soldier's life

By D'Este, Carlo.

London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2003. This is the First UK edition, originally published by Holt in the USA in 2002. Carlo D'Este's previous book, PATTON cemented his reputation as one of the best-selling historians of the Second World War. John Keegan called it 'a magnificent portrait'. The Sunday Telegraph called it 'superb biography'. Now he turns to America's most successful commander of the war, the future president Dwight D Eisenhower. Born in poverty, the child of convinced pacifists, Eisenhower rose to command the Allied invasion force from D-Day to the conquest of Germany. He remains a controversial figure, especially to the British. Eisenhower had a prickly relationship with his most notorious subordinate, the British General Montgomery. As well as the key military issues, D'Este reveals the truth about Eisenhower's alleged romance with his British driver, Kay Summersby, his troubled marriage and his eye for the political future. This is the definitive biography of the most important officer in the Allied armies of the Second World War. xi, 848 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm. A very nice copy and in a like Jacket, a tiny squeeze to spine head. Biography of Author: Carlo D'Este served in the US Army in Vietnam, Germany and England before retiring as a lieutenant-colonel in 1978. He received his MA from the University of Richmond and has now published six books that have won high praise both sides of the Atlantic. Acclaimed by Anthony Beevor, John Keegan, Victor Davis Hanson, Martin Blumenson and Alan Clark, he is the greatest military biographer working today. [ Location: Landing Case ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$24.62

The road to Ramadan: The Inside Story of How the Arabs Prepared for and Almost Won the October War of 1973
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The road to Ramadan: The Inside Story of How the Arabs Prepared for and Almost Won the October War of 1973

By Haykal, Muhammad Hasanayn.

London: Collins, 1975. 285 pages,12 pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 22cm. Includes index. A nice secure book, no inscriptions, very short tear to spine head, in a complete Jacket, but with a small repaired tear to spine head. Spine is also lightly faded. [ Location: Landing Case ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 8vo.

$10.94

Bodyguard of Lies
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Bodyguard of Lies

By Cave Brown, Anthony

New York: Harper & Row, 1975. The extraordinary, true story of the clandestine war of intricate deceptions that hid the secrets of D-Day from Hitler and sealed the Allied Victory.;p.947, index. Stated First Edition copy: Clean, firm and square book, no inscriptions, within a complete Dust Jacket : good only due to internal reinforcing via archival tape. Presents reasonably well. [ Location: Landing Case ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good -Repaired. 8vo.

$24.62

Assassination : Robert F.Kennedy-1925-1968, by the editors of United Press International
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Assassination : Robert F.Kennedy-1925-1968, by the editors of United Press International

By United Press International; Klagebrun, Francine.; Whitney, David C. [ Edited By

New York: Cowles, 1968. A neat copy, firm and clean. No inscriptions, in a little rubbed Dust Jacket. p.272, illustrated. [ Location: Landing Case ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo.

$8.21

Action this day : working with Churchill
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Action this day : working with Churchill

By Wheeler-Bennett Sir, John.

London: Macmillan, 1969. Reprint: Memoirs by Lord Normanbrook, John Colville, Sir John Martin, Sir Ian Jacob, Lord Bridges, Sir Leslie Rowan. Edited with an introduction by Sir John Wheeler-Bennett. 272p ; 23cm. NNeat copy, in a Jacket, lightly rubbed at extremities. Price clipped. 272p ; 23cm. [ Location: Landing Case ]. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo.

$8.21

The Illustrated news of the world and drawing-room portrait gallery of eminent Personages
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The Illustrated news of the world and drawing-room portrait gallery of eminent Personages

By London Joint Stock Newspaper Company

London: London Joint Stock Newspaper Company, 1858. 'The Illustrated News of the World and National Portrait Gallery of Eminent Personages' was a new publication with the strong visual emphasis of numerous large woodcuts to illustrate local and world events and featuring several fine steel engravings of eminent persons. A competitor to the existing illustrated magazines: - The Illustrated London News and Punch Magazine. Here we have Nos 22 - 48 or / July 1858 - January 1859. The Journal had only been first published [ No 1] on the 6th February 1858. This is a truly fascinating publication and covers a vast array of subjects. Particularly noticeable when working through the volume is how extensive Queen Victoria's travels were and these and other articles are supported by illustrations. I am only able to provide a small 'snap shot' of examples here: Queen's visit to Birmingham, engravings of Aston Hall, her Boudoir etc; Numerous adverts: Bass's East India Ale - Gallon Casks!; Engraving of the Port of Caernarvon from a Water colour by Thomas S. Robins, with Snowdon in the background; The running debate at Parliament about the state of the Thames; A beautiful Full page engraving of the Royal Agriculture Exhibition held at the Racecourse in Chester; Another of the Grand Reception of the 1st British Ambassador to China. Overall the Book is Good. The Covers are sturdy, and although the front hinge is showing it is secure. The boards themselves are somewhat rubbed {images to follow}. The interior is very good overall, but a few points should be noted: pages are very clean, bar a few occasional fox spots and offsets. The base margins of a small number of pages have been trimmed [ at the time the Journals were bound?] not affecting text or engravings; there are a few tears to the following: 1" -p.120, p.139, p168, p.394, 400, 2" - p.397; 3" - p.120, &; 401-403; 7" - p.419. Each is easily repairable with archival type tape. Collation: Period Journal format, bound in Quarter Leather Boards, comprehensive Indices covering Articles and Engravings. {Representative images will follow}. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. Illus. by Steel Engravings By D.J.Pound. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall.

$266.74

Bess W. Truman
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Bess W. Truman

By Truman, Margaret 1924-2008.

New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. , 1986. 445 p., [21] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm. Providing a different angle and insight to the Truman years. A very nice copy indeed in a like Dust Jacket. { representative images will follow shortly after listing } [ Location: Landing Case ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.31

Battle royal : Edward VIII & George VI, brother against Brother
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Battle royal : Edward VIII & George VI, brother against Brother

By McLeod, Kirsty 1947-

London: Constable, 1999. The story of the two eldest sons of George V, who became Edward VIII and George VI, showing how they emerged into adulthood scarred by their cold mother and bullying father. One confident and self-indulgent, the other hesitant and insecure, we see them meet and marry Wallis Simpson and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, and lose all vestiges of brotherly love. xii,270p.,[24]p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 25cm. Bibliography: p259-260. A very nice copy indeed. Fresh and bright, no inscriptions, in a bright fresh Jacket. [ Location: Landing Case ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$18.81

The ends of power
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The ends of power

By Haldeman, H. R. (Harry R.) 1926-1993. [ with Joseph DiMona.

New York: Times Books, 1978. xxi, 326 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm. A decent copy, being firm, square and clean, in a Overall pleasant Jacket, just with a minor tear to spine headand one slighly longer one to base joint/spine. [ Location: Landing Case ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.97

Friends in high places : the Bechtel story : the most secret corporation and how it engineered the world
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Friends in high places : the Bechtel story : the most secret corporation and how it engineered the world

By McCartney, Laton.

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1988. FIRST US EDITION: 1st Impression - 273p,[12]p of plates : ill., ports. ; 25cm. Includes index. Stephen Davison Bechtel was the son of Warren A. Bechtel, the founder of the Bechtel Corporation and the president of the company from 1933 through 1960. In 1933, when Warren Bechtel died suddenly while traveling abroad. His father's death came at a critical time for the company: concrete was being poured for the Hoover Dam, Bechtel's largest project up till that point. Stephen became president and saw the company through the construction of the Hoover Dam. Over the next thirty years, he expanded Bechtel into a huge and successful engineering company with operations all over the world. Stephen handed the presidency of the company over to his son, Stephen Jr. in 1960, but stayed on as the chairman until 1969. [ Location: Landing Case ]. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.94

The Left Bank : writers, artists, and politics from the Popular Front to the Cold War
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The Left Bank : writers, artists, and politics from the Popular Front to the Cold War

By Lottman, Herbert R.

Boston: Houghton Mifflin , 1982. FIRST US EDITION: A decent 1st impression. Firm, square and clean. No inscriptions. In a similar Dust Jacket, not price clipped, just a small light abrasion/surface to upper cover. xiv, 319 p. ; 24 cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. [ Location: Landing Case ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.31

Distribution des Prix et des Certicates decernes a la suite du XXXVIII Grand Concours Annuel de Langue et de Litterature Francaises 3rd Fevrier 1923.
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Distribution des Prix et des Certicates decernes a la suite du XXXVIII Grand Concours Annuel de Langue et de Litterature Francaises 3rd Fevrier 1923.

By Alderman Edward Cecil Moore { Lord Mayor De Londres }

2 Newton Street, Kingsway London W.C.2: Printed By C.F.Hodgson & Son, 1923. PROGRAMME FOR : The distribution of the prizes and the certicates awarded following the XXXVIII great annual contest of language and French Literature, held at The Mansion House London [ The Right Honourable Sir Edward Cecil Moore (1851-1923), Lord Mayor of London, 1922-23 ] 3rd February 1923. The Societe Nationale des professeurs de Francais en Angleterre [ Founded 12th Nov 1881 ] was based at "Sackville House" 7 Red Lion Square, London W.C.1. p.16, list of names, attendees, Certificate holders etc.In a stylish cover. [ Location: Programme Storage ]. First Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine. 12mo.

$9.58

Harrow Association Dinner Given to Commemorate the Appointment of The Rt. Hon. Stanley Baldwin M.P. As Prime Minister . Together with Invitation to Captain E.C. J Moore and His Place Name Card Enclosed [ Savoy Hotel: July 19th 1923 ]
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Harrow Association Dinner Given to Commemorate the Appointment of The Rt. Hon. Stanley Baldwin M.P. As Prime Minister . Together with Invitation to Captain E.C. J Moore and His Place Name Card Enclosed [ Savoy Hotel: July 19th 1923 ]

By The Most Noble The Marquess of Crewe, K.G. ( President of the Association )

England: Harrow Association, 1923. Three items with Associations to Harrow, and the Great Offices of 10 Downing Street and indeed the Savoy Hotel. The Menu Card is in very good condition, is 4pages, and includes a Toast List, The Menu [ eg: Supreme de Sole Walewska ). Captain Moore may be better known as: The Right Honourable Sir Edward Cecil Moore (1851-1923) was a local politician in the City of London. He entered the Corporation of London as an alderman for Bishopsgate Ward in 1912 and held the office of Sheriff of the City of London in 1914-15 and Lord Mayor of London in 1922-23. . His Invitation is from the Harrow association numbered 49, headed "Dinner to the Prime Minister Thursday July 19th 1923 8pm Prompt. His Place name Card is typed onto an Association card suitably. [ Location: Programme Storage ]. First Edition. Card Covers. Very Good. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

$24.62

The last lion, Winston Spencer Churchill : visions of glory, 1874-1932
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The last lion, Winston Spencer Churchill : visions of glory, 1874-1932

By Manchester, William 1922-2004.

Boston: Little Brown, 1983. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION: 883 p. : ill ; 21 cm. Bibliography : p. [909]-925. Includes Index. A solid, clean square copy, no inscriptions. In a complete Dust Jacket, with edge wear. [ Location: BR2 / 1 ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$13.68

First Father, First Daughter: A Memoir
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First Father, First Daughter: A Memoir

By Reagan, Maureen

New York: Little Brown & Company, 1989. FIRST EDITION 1ST IMPRESSION: p.444, illustrated. Maureen Reagan creates an affectionate, lively and intimate dual portrait of a most popular US President. A very nice copy in a like Dust Jacket, one tiny nick to base edge of front cover. . No inscriptions. [ Location: BR2/1 ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.26

The course of my life : the autobiography of Edward Heath. { SIGNED COPY }
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The course of my life : the autobiography of Edward Heath. { SIGNED COPY }

By Heath, Edward.

London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1998. SIGNED COPY FIRST EDITION 1ST IMPRESSION: "To an Old Gray Fr....." This last word is difficult to decipher, but his time at Grays Inn [ The Honourable Society of Gray's Inn ] may be relevant? { Image to follow }. A fine copy in a like Dust Jacket. Since joining the House of Commons in 1950, Edward Heath has been at the centre of British political life and was Prime Minister from 1970 to 1974. In this autobiography, he writes with candour, offering valuable insights into the events of the past 60 years, including taking Britain into the EC, the changes in the Conservative Party and the great issues of policy at home and abroad. 767p, illustrated. [ Location: BR1 ]. SIGNED - By Heath. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$24.62

His father's son : the life of Randolph Churchill
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His father's son : the life of Randolph Churchill

By Churchill, Winston Sir 1874-1965.

London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1996. This is the biography of Randolph Churchill, the son of Winston. The author explains what it must have been like for Randolph growing up in the great man's home and how great was the pressure upon him to live up to his father's reputation. xii,514p,[16]p of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm. ncludes bibliography: P501-502. - and index. A very nice copy indeed. [ Location: BR2 / 1 ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$17.44

Chequers : the Prime Minister's country house and its History [ SIGNED COPY ]
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Chequers : the Prime Minister's country house and its History [ SIGNED COPY ]

By Major, Norma.

London: HarperCollins, 1996. Signed by Norma Major to Allan Stevenson Best Wishes. A lovely item, detailing and illustrating the history of this National Treasure.A guide to the history of the Chequers Estate, including an analysis of the house's more recent centre-stage position in Prime Ministers' public and private lives. Part I: the early history of the Chequers Estate. Part II: the Lees and their bequest to the nation. Part III: the house today. Part IV: political life at Chequers. 272p : ill.(some col.), facsims., ports. ; 28 cm. Bibliography: p268-269. - Includes index.. Signed by Norma Major to Allan Stevenson. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by specially commissioned photographs by Mark Fiennes.. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$24.62

Harry S. Truman
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Harry S. Truman

By Truman, Margaret 1924-2008.

New York: William Morrow, 1973. A unique portrait, a personal insight. 602 p., [28] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm. Includes Index. Solid copy in like Dust Jacket. Light rubs at extremities only. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.94

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