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WARS & SHADOWS

by General Sir David Fraser

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2002
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First
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9780713996272
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General Sir David Fraser had two careers: as a distinguished British soldier and as a leading military biographer. His childhood was passed in grand houses in London and Scotland, but he was the son of anything but conventional parents, who Fraser sketches out in this book in all their bizarre and entertaining individuality. He then… Read more
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WAR IN THE DESERT

by James Lucas

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Published
1983
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Near Fine
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First US
ISBN
9780825301537
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This is a stated first American edition of War in the Desert: The Eighth Army at El Alamein. If you ever wanted to know what it was like to fight as a soldier in North Africa right before and during one of the biggest battles in World War II history, then this is your book. The author,… Read more
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VICTORY IN WORLD WAR II

by Nigel Cawthorne

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Published
2007
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Fine
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First Canadian
ISBN
9781841937717
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This is an unread copy of Victory in World War II, The Allies Defeat of the Axis Forces. It was originally published in 2005; this is the first Canadian edition, published for Indigo Books in 2007. It details how the Allies built on their successes after D-Day on June 6, 1944. It chronicles the Western, Eastern, Italian, and… Read more
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AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE NAVIES OF WORLD WAR II

by ANTONY PRESTON

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Published
1976
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Fine
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First
ISBN
9780600365693
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This is a first edition (UK/original) of An Illustrated History of the Navies of World War II, published in 1976. It was written by the British naval historian Antony Preston (1938-2004) and contains dozens of custom drawings showing various ships, in detail, by the British technical illustrator John Henry Batchelor (1936-2019). It discusses all of the… Read more
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NELSON (LORD NELSON)

by Roy Hattersley

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Published
1974
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Fine
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First US
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9780841502888
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This is a first edition of Nelson, written in 1974 by the British journalist and one-time Minister of Defence Roy Hattersley. It is part of Lord Chalfont's Great Commanders series, published by Weidenfeld & Nicholson, then in the US by the Saturday Review Press. It is the story of Lord Horatio Nelson, one of the … Read more
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READY AYE READY

by Jack MacBeth

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Published
1993
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Near Fine
Edition
6th Printing
ISBN
9781550131215
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This is an unread copy of Ready Aye Ready, An Illustrated History of the Royal Canadian Navy, which was written in 1989 by Lt-Cdr Jack MacBeth. It was a best-seller; this copy is from its 6th printing, in 1993. It is a lovely book, heavily illustrated with photographs, paintings and propaganda art. It begins with the RCN's creation in… Read more
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THE VICTORIA CROSS AT SEA

by John Winton

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Published
1978
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Fine
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First
ISBN
9780718117016
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This is a first edition of The Victoria Cross at Sea, a series of short biographies of 124 men who won the highest military honor for valor. Winton shows that anyone could win the VC; background and social status meant nothing. All they had in common was extreme gallantry and devotion to duty in the presence… Read more
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HISTORY OF THE ROYAL NAVY

by ANTONY PRESTON

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Published
1988
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Fine
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First Reprint
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9780861241217
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This is the first reprint of History of the Royal Navy, by the British naval historian Antony Preston (1938-2004). It was first published in 1983 and was a best-seller. See photo of contents. It's a beautiful book. It's big: 10 ½" x 14" and 192 pages. The dust jacket is unclipped and is in excellent condition, with minor shelfwear… Read more
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WARSHIPS & SEA BATTLES OF WORLD WAR I

by Bernard Fitzsimons

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Published
1973
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Fine
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First
ISBN
9780702600043
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This is a first edition of Warships & Sea Battles of World War I, part of the Phoebus History of the World Wars Library (UK). by the British naval historian Antony Preston (1938-2004). It was edited by the British military historian Bernard Fitzsimons and published in 1973. See photo of contents. It's a big… Read more
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THE REAL LIFE OF ALEJANDRO MAYTA

by MARIO VARGAS LLOSA

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Published
1986
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First
ISBN
9780374247768
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This is a stated first edition of The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta, by the Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa. It is a psychological portrait of a modern revolutionary and the account of an old friend's struggle to understand him. The novel probes the long and checkered history of radical politics in Latin America, by recounting the investigation into… Read more
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A FAREWELL TO ARMS

by ERNEST HEMINGWAY

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Published
2002
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Very Good+
Edition
First
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In 2002, England's Daily Express published the limited Good Reads Series--several classic books that were small, light-weight and high-quality. They're all 5" x 8", pale colored boards with gilt lettering and one cover image. This is A Farewell to Arms, Ernest Hemingway's story of an American soldier during WWI, and his love affair with an English nurse. 223… Read more
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FIGHTING SHIPS OF WORLD WAR II

by John Norton Westwood

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Published
1975
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First
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This is a first edition (UK 1975) of Fighting Ships of World War II, written by the British historian John Norton Westwood. It is an interesting selection of various types of ships from the navies of the warring powers, with descriptions and details. There is a photograph or table on every page. 160 pages, no dust jacket. The… Read more
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THE BOER WAR

by Thomas Pakenham

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Published
1979
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Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780297773955
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This is a mint-condition first edition of The Boer War, the 1979 masterpiece by the British historian Thomas Pakenham. First editions of this book are rare—and expensive. This war, declared by the Boers on 11 October 1899, gave the British, as Kipling said, 'no end of a lesson'. It was the longest, costliest, bloodiest, and most humiliating campaign fought by… Read more
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C.S. FORESTER COLLECTION inc HORNBLOWER & AFRICAN QUEEN

by C.S. FORESTER

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Published
1977
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Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780905712024
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This is a near-perfect copy of six collected novels by the great British military novelist C.S. Forester (1899-1966). This book is now approaching rare status. It includes The Ship, Mr. Midshipman Hornblower, The Earthly Paradise, The General, The Captain From Connecticut, and the African Queen. These books cover both world wars, the War of 1812,… Read more
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CANADA'S GLORY: BATTLES THAT FORGED A NATION 1759-1953

by Arthur Bishop

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Published
1996
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Fine
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First
ISBN
9780075528098
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This is an unread first edition of Canada's Glory, Battles That Forged a Nation 1759-1953, reviewed as "an excellent account of Canada's involvement in decisive international battles from 1759 to 1953." It was written by the Canadian author Arthur Bishop (1923-2013), a WWII Spitfire pilot and son of the famed Canadian ace Billy Bishop. See Table… Read more
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WORLD WAR I - THE DEFINIITVE VISUAL HISTORY

by H.P. Willmott

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Published
2007
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Fine
ISBN
9780756629670
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This is an unread copy of World War I : The Definitive Visual History, written by H.P. Willmott, the British military historian, author, and Sandhurst lecturer. It was a best-seller when it was initially published in 2007; this is the soft cover edition, published in 2009. It's a must-have for anyone wanting to know more… Read more
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AMIENS - DAWN OF VICTORY

by James McWilliams, R James Steel

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Published
2001
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First
ISBN
9781550023428
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This is a near-perfect copy of Amiens - Dawn of Victory, written in 2001 by the military historians James McWilliams and R. James Steel. This is a trade paperback--it was apparently not published in hard cover. Amiens (August 8-11 1918) was the first 'modern battle' attempted by the Allies. Employing secrecy, deception and the troops of… Read more
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THE CAPTAIN WAS A DOCTOR

by Jonathan Reid

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Published
2020
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Very Good+
Edition
First
ISBN
9781459747210
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This is the "unforgettable", "riveting" first-rate biography of Dr. John Reid, a Canadian doctor who was serving in Hong Kong in 1941. After the Japanese victory, he spent a year in a Hong Kong prison camp before being sent to Japan as a slave labourer. His efforts to save his men were heroic, but he… Read more
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VANITY FAIR - NICOLE KIDMAN

by VANITY FAIR

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Published
2002
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Edition
December
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Vanity Fair December 2002 Cover: Nicole Kidman See Table of Contents Scans 374 Pages Unread, Mint Condition.
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SLIM: THE STANDARDBEARER

by Ronald Lewin

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Published
1976
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Very Good+
Edition
First
ISBN
9780850522181
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This is a near-perfect first edition of Slim: The Standardbearer, a brilliant biography written by Ronald Lewin. It documents the life of William, Field Marshal Viscount Slim, in the two World Wars, and the inter-war years he spent in India and Burma as leader of the 14th Army, where he was known as Uncle Bill to his devoted soldiers. Slim… Read more
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