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Tanks & Armoured Vehicles of WWII

By: Jan Surmondt

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Taj Books: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03889

ISBN: 1844060292

Condition: Near Fine


Tanks & Armoured Fighting Vehicles of World War II, provides a survey of the tanks and other military vehicles - armoured cars halftracks, trucks, cars, motorcycles and others - with some 300 illustrations, many of them in colour. The head of the spine on the D/W as a small crease. A good , tight , clan copy. View more info

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The Rose

By: Jennifer Potter

Price: £20.00

Publisher: UK, Atlantic Books: 2011

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03870

ISBN: 1848878346

Condition: Near Fine


In ' The Rose', the acclaimed horticultural historian Jennifer Potter shows what, exactly, gives this most fragrant flower its potency in societies around the world. Beginning her story in the Greek and Roman empires, she travels across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas to unravel its evolution from simple briar of the Northern Hemisphere to the height of cultivated perfection found in rose gardens today. The D/W is priced clipped. It also has small wear to... View more info

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Ensign in the Peninsular War: Letters of John Aitchison

By: John Aitchison

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Michael Joseph Ltd: 1981

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03836

ISBN: 0718118286

Condition: Near Fine


The letters and diaries of John Aitchison provide a remarkable full account of the experiences and reactions of a young Guards officer in one of the great campaigns in British military history, and this selection has been expertly edited and amplified by W.F.K. Thompson. The text block has some light spotting. The covers are covered in protective plastic. The price of this book includes 2nd class postage. View more info

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Domesday Book: Somerset

By: John Morris

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Phillimore & Co Ltd: 1980

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04205

ISBN: 0850333687

Condition: Very Good


The Domesday Survey was arranged by counties, or shires, and so is the present edition. These are the ancient counties that survived with little change until 1974. There is a gift dedication on the front end paper A good , tight copy. View more info

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Barefoot Soldier: A Story of Extreme Valour

By: Johnson Beharry VC

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Sphere: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03965

ISBN: 0316733210

Condition: Near Fine


On the 18 march 2005, johnson Beharry, a private with the 1st Battalion Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment received Britain's highest award for gallantry. He became the first living recipient of the Victoria Cross for nearly forty years. View more info

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The Fourth Crusade And The Sack Of Constantinople

By: Jonathan Phillips

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Jonathan Cape: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04150

ISBN: 0224069861

Condition: Very Good


In this remarkable new assessment of the Fourth Crusade, Jonathan Philips follows the fortunes of the leading figures and explores the conflicting motives that drove the expedition to commit the most infamous massacre of the crusading movement. There is a dedication on the half title page. A good , clean and tight copy. View more info

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Over the Edge of the World; Magellan's Terrifying Circum-Navigation of the Globe

By: Laurence Bergreen

Price: £12.50

Publisher: UK, HarperPerennial: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03932

ISBN: 0007198558

Condition: Near Fine


Drawing on astonishing first-hand sources, many previously unavailable in English, Laurence Bergreen recounts a tale of scheming mutineers, beachside orgies, brave seamanship, obsessive greed and unimaginable bravery. A fascinating anthropological investigation, a ripping sailing yarn and a brilliant historical inquiry, this is one of the greatest adventures ever told. A tight, clean copy. View more info

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Between Silk and Cyanide: A Codemaker's War, 1941-1945

By: Leo Marks

Price: £18.00

Publisher: USA, Free Press: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04254

ISBN: 0684864223

Condition: Very Good


This book chronicles Leo Marks obsessive quest to improve the security of agents codes and how this crusade led to his involvement in some of the war's most dramatic and secret operations. A good , clean and tight book. View more info

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Maharanis

By: Lucy Moore

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Viking: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04282

ISBN: 0670912875

Condition: Very Good


Lucy Moore has captured the richness and tragedy of the Indian princely favourites in the last days of the Raj and the new world of independence, focusing on four princesses as they emerge from purdah to stamp their personalities on their time. There is some foxing to the text block. A good, tight copy. View more info

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Rifles - Six Years With Wellington's Legendary Sharpshooters.

By: Mark Urban

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Faber & Faber: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03880

ISBN: 0571216803

Condition: Very Good


In a breathtaking work of narrative history, Mark Urban traces the story of the 95th Rifles, the toughest and deadliest sharpshooters in Wellington's army. There is light marking to the text block. a good tight copy. View more info

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Into Africa: The Dramatic Retelling of the Stanley - Livingstone Story.

By: Martin Dugard

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Ted Smart: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03949

ISBN: 0593054598

Condition: Very Good


The first book to examine the extraordinary physical challenges, political intrigue and larger - than - life personalities of Stanley-Livingstone story, Into Africa' is a fascinating window on the golden age of exploration and will appeal to everyone's sense of adventure. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Hell on Earth: Dramatic First-Hand Experiences of Bomber Command at War

By: Mel Rolfe

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Grub Street: 2006

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 03823

ISBN: 1902304950

Condition: Near Fine


There are twenty new and true stories of bravery, survival and luck, good and bad, contained in this book compiled and written by journalist Mel Rolfe. The corners of the covers are lightly creased. A good clean tight copy. View more info

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The Korean War: the West confronts Communism, 1950-1953

By: Michael Hickey

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, John Murray: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03834

ISBN: 0719555590

Condition: Fine


Michael Hickey draws on a number of hitherto unused sources from several countries, including declassified documents, regimental archives, diaries and interviews. His book adds extensively to our knowledge of one of the most significant conflicts of modern times. View more info

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The Debs of Bletchley Park and Other Stories

By: Michael Smith

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Aurum Press: 2015

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03835

ISBN: 1781313873

Condition: Fine


At the peak of Bletchley's success, a total of twelve thousand people worked there of whom more than eight thousand were women. The Debs of Bletchley Park and Other Stories, tells their tale: how they came to be there, the lives they gave up to do ' their bit ' for the war effort, and the part they played in the vital work of ' Station X'. They are an incredible set of women, and this is their story. The price of this book includes 2nd class postage. View more info

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The English Conquest: Gildas and Britain in the Fifth Century

By: N. J. Higham

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Manchester Univ Pr: 1994

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03839

ISBN: 0719040809

Condition: Near Fine


In this provocative and carefully researched book, N.J. Higham offers a complete reinterpretation of the crucial events from 400 to 500 AD when the saxons took over a large part of Britain, and came to dominate both the language and material culture of its lowland heartland. This book is the first volume in a three part series on the analysis of the origins of England. There is a small crease to the top front corner. The book price includes UK 2nd class postage. View more info

Sea of Glory: The Epic South Seas Expedition 1838-42

By: Nathaniel Philbrick

Price: £17.00

Publisher: UK, HarperCollins: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04295

ISBN: 0007121156

Condition: Near Fine


This book is the remarkable and thrilling tale of an unprecedented and surprisingly little - known 19th century naval operation that explored vast tracts of the Pacific Ocean, including a new southern continent Antarctica. It end in acrimonious courts-martial aboard a ship - of- the- line anchored in New York harbour. A good, clean copy. View more info

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Ancient Americas: The Great Civilisations

By: Nicholas J. Saunders

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Sutton Publishing Ltd: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04073

ISBN: 0750933402

Condition: Very Good


In this book Nicholas J. Saunders explores, among others, the Moche, Nazca, Teotihuacan, Maya, Aztec and Inka cultures who - developing in isolation from the rest of the world for thousands of years - had created highly sophisticated civilisations without the wheel, draught animals or metal tools. The book's unparalleled breadth and scope allow us to appreciate the Pre-Columbian Americas as among the greatest flowerings of civilisations. A good clean tight copy. View more info

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Witnesses Of War: Children's Lives Under the Nazis

By: Nicholas Stargardt

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Jonathan Cape: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03876

ISBN: 0224064797

Condition: Very Good


Nicholas Stargardt evokes the individual voices of children under Nazi rule. By bringing their experiences of war together for the first time, he offers a fresh and challenging interpretation of the Nazi social order as a whole. There is tanning and rippling to the text block. A tight clean copy View more info

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Hitler's Storm Troopers: A History of the SA: The Memoirs of Wilfred von Oven

By: Oven, Wilfred Von.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Frontline Books: 2010

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03614

ISBN: 1848325762

Condition: Fine


This fascinating history is an unapologetic defence of the SA against postwar revelations - the author presents a strongly pro SA point of view. Oven remained unrepentant to the end; not long before his death, in a television interview, he described his experience of the Nazi rule as 'paradise'. The flaps of the D/W have been stuck down by tape to the end papers, this was done by the previous owner. A fine , clean and tight copy. View more info

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History of the H.I.S., 1885-1985:

By: Pamela Macgregor-Morris

Price: £14.00

Publisher: I, Trematon Press: 1986

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03927

ISBN: 0950966312

Condition: Very Good


In the first part of this History, the author provides a detailed record of the Society's first hundred years. In the second part, she recalls the people who have made the Society such a respected and influential body. There is light speckling to the text block, and the d/w has light shelf wear and light foxing on its reverse side and outer rear panel, it is also covered in a alkaline- free removable plastic cover. View more info