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Hitler's Piano Player.confidant of Hitler,ally of FDR.

By: Conradi Peter.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Gerald Duckworth.: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Sellers ID: 00098

ISBN: 0715633732

Condition: Good


Newly declassified documents,interviews with suviving members of Hansfstaengl's family, and original writings by Ernst Hansfstaengl himself, Peter Conradi recounts the remarkable life and histories, personal link between Hitler and FDR.There is a small tear to front d/w fold on the top front View more info

Engage the enemy more closely; the Royal Navy in the Second World War.

By: Correlli Barnett

Price: £20.00

Publisher: UK, Hodder & Stoughton: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03779

ISBN: 0340339012

Condition: Near Fine


This book presents a challengingly novel interpretation of Britain's wartime role as an island seapower and the mother country of a worldwide Empire. The author demonstrates that the British Empire with its oceanic communications, was less a source of strength to Britain than of weakness. Britain's global predicament fell upon the Royal Navy - but a Navy far too small for its tasks owing to the disarmament of the 1920s and the belated rearmament of the 1930s. The D/J sho... View more info

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Gurkhas at War: The Gurkha Experience in Their Own Words, World War II to the Present

By: Cross, J.P.; Gurung, Buddhiman

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Greenhill Books: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03111

ISBN: 185367494X

Condition: Very Good


The Gurkhas are a famed but mysterious band of warriors whose story has always been told by outsiders. For the first time , Gurkha at War, the result of an in-depth interviews with Gurkha soldiers past and present, depicts key military campaigns of the twentieth century in the words of the men who were there. A clean ,tight copy. View more info

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The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses and the Rise of the Tudors

By: Dan Jones

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Faber & Faber: 2014

Edition: 3rd Edition

Sellers ID: 03892

ISBN: 0571288073

Condition: Near Fine


This is the incredible story of how the Plantagenets tore themselves apart and were finally replaced by the Tudors. With vivid descriptions of the battle of Towton, where 28,000 men died in a single morning, to Bosworth, where Richard III was hacked down, this is the real story behind Shakespeare's famous history plays. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Culture and Belief in Europe 1450 - 1600: An Anthology of Sources

By: David Englander; Diana Norman; Rosemary O'Day; W. R. Owens

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Blackwell: 1991

Edition: 3rd Edition

Sellers ID: 04136

ISBN: 0631169911

Condition: Very Good


This is a wide- ranging interdisciplinary collection of material from primary sources, illustrating the relationship between cultural change and religious belief in the sixteenth-century Europe. Includes writings from such renowned thinkers as Erasmus, Luther, Machiavelli, and Sir Thomas Moore, besides that of lesser know authors. There is a crease across the top rear corner. View more info

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Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory.

By: David Wragg

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Sutton Publishing: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03661

ISBN: 0750924748

Condition: Fine


Illustrated with a selection of archive photographs, this book gives a fascinating overview of some of the most notorious- and some not-so-famous - military blunders of the twentieth century, providing us with some valuable lessons in hindsight. There is a gift dedication on the front endpaper, and the price on the front flap has been scribbled out by biro. The D/W shows light shelf wear. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Bombers: From the First World War to Kosovo

By: David Wragg

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Sutton Pub Ltd: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04081

ISBN: 0750920904

Condition: Near Fine


The role of the bomber has proved to be one of the most controversial aspects of twentieth-century warfare. Bombers tells the story of the bomber with a blend of narrative and personal accounts, recording the history of the principle bombing raids and the skill and courage of those who flew them. Fully illustrated with a wide selection of photographs, Bombers will appeal to all with interest in this key weapon of twentieth-century warfare. There is an inscription on the ... View more info

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The Celts

By: Davies, John

Price: £12.00

Publisher: UK, Cassell: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03596

ISBN: 0304355909

Condition: Near Fine


This book which is based on the television series, explores the origins and development of the Celtic peoples, examines the evidence for their role in the prehistory of mainland Europe and analyses the celtic societies of Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Cornwall, the Isle of Man and Brittany. Fully illustrated throughout with colour photographs. We have covered this book in a removable protective plastic cover. A good , clean and tight copy. View more info

Birds in a Cage: Warburg, Germany, 1941. Four P.O.W. birdwatchers. The unlikely beginnings of British wildlife conservation.

By: Derek Niemann

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Short Books Ltd: 2012

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03780

ISBN: 1780720939

Condition: Fine


This is the untold story of an obsessive quest behind barbed wire. Through their shared love of birds, the PoWs overcame hunger, hardship, fear and stultifying boredom. Their quest would draw in not only their fellow prisoners, but also some of the German guards, at great risk to them all. Buxton, Conder, John Barrett and george Waterston were forged by their wartime experience into giants of postwar wildlife conservation. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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The History of the British U Class Submarine

By: Derek Walters

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Gardners Books: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04243

ISBN: 184415131X

Condition: Very Good


Originally designed in 1934 as a small simple submarine for anti-submarine training, the ' U' Class submarine's career turned out to be far more dramatic and valuable than that. This is the first book to examine thoroughly and celebrate the service of this fine class of submarine. readers will find it a fascinating and gripping tale of courage often under appalling conditions as well as a comprehensive and authoritative record. There is staining to the rear page edges. t... View more info

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A History of Engineering in Classical and Medieval Times

By: Donald Hill

Price: £16.00

Publisher: UK, Routledge: 1998

Edition: 3rd Edition

Sellers ID: 04381

ISBN: 0415152917

Condition: Very Good


This is a knowledgeable account of the wonderful triumphs and the limitations of ancient and medieval engineering. the author systematically describes what is known about the evolution of irrigation works, dams, bridges, roads, building construction, water and wind power, automata, and clocks, placing them in their social, geographical, and intellectual contexts. A good, clean copy. View more info

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Local History for Beginners

By: Dunning Robert

Price: £16.00

Publisher: UK, Phillimore & Co Ltd: 1987

Edition: 3rd Edition

Sellers ID: 02240

ISBN: 0850333776

Condition: Very Good


If you are interested in the local history of where you live , this book will help you to identify the most useful and accessible sources and explain them in a lucid and practical manner. View more info

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Citizens & Cannibals: The French Revolution, the Struggle for Modernity, and the Origins of Ideological Terror

By: Eli Sagan

Price: £20.00

Publisher: USA, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04370

ISBN: 0742508315

Condition: Near Fine


Why did the French Revolution happen? How could once moral citizen's transform themselves into bloodthirsty " guillotine cannibals " bent on slaughtering their political opponents? In this book Eli Sagan argues that France's failed evolution into a modern state introduced to the world a previously unknown scourge with catastrophic consequences: " Ideological Terror"". A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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The World War II Databook ; The Essential Facts and Figures for all the Combatants

By: Ellis,John

Price: £16.26

Publisher: Uk, Book Club Association.: 2003

Edition: Book Club Edition

Sellers ID: 03227

Condition: Very Good


This book provides, between a single set of covers, a uniquely comprehensive and authoritative summary of all the available facts and figures relating to the Second World War. For all students and researchers of the conflict it will prove indispensable. The text block has light spotting to the top of tits pages, and the D/W shows signs of shelf-wear to the edges with rippling to its top edge, there is also damp spotting on the inside of the D/w, which does not effect the... View more info

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Force Benedict

By: Eric Carter; Anthony Loveless

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Hodder & Stoughton: 2014

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03724

ISBN: 1444785133

Condition: Fine


Second World War fighter pilot Eric Carter is one of the surviving members of a secret mission, code-named ' Force Benedict'. Sanctioned by Winston Churchill in 1941 Force Benedict was dispatched to defend Murmansk, the USSR's only port not under Nazi occupation. Now seventy years later he reveals his experiences with previously unseen photographs and documents, as well as exploring - for the first time - other intriguing aspects of Force Benedict. A good , clean and ti... View more info

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The Entity: Five Centuries of Secret Vatican Espionage

By: Eric Frattini

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, JR Books Ltd: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04382

ISBN: 1906217882

Condition: Very Good


The Holy Alliance, later ' The Entity', a secret spy service , has been used by the Vatican for over five centuries to execute its will. As remarkable as it is powerful, the history of this organisation that holds the motto ' With the Cross and the Sword' will shock and amaze. A good, clean tight copy. View more info

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Hidden Treasure: Digging Up Britain's Past

By: Faulkner, Dr. Neil

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, BBC Books: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03105

ISBN: 0563487909

Condition: Very Good


Hidden Treasure: Digging up Britain's Past brings alive the world of ancient Britain, from the time of the Bronze Age settlements through to Viking invasions. This book accompanied the BBC tv series. A nice clean and tight copy. View more info

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Pox Americana: The Great Smallpox Epidemic of 1775-82

By: Fenn, Elizabeth A.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Hill and Wang: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03068

ISBN: 0809078201

Condition: Very Good


Elizabeth Fenn, is the first historian to reveal how deeply 'Variola ( smallpox ) affected the outcome of the War of Independence, and why it caused a continental epidemic, affecting the lives of virtually everyone in North America from Florida to Alaska. The text block has a slight lean, but is overall a nice clean tight copy. View more info

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Ninety degrees north: the quest for the North Pole

By: Fergus Fleming.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Granta Books: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04105

ISBN: 1862074496

Condition: Very Good


Drawing on unpublished archives and long-forgotten journals, Fleming tells the story of the North Pole with consummate craftsmanship and wit. ' Ninety Degrees North', is a riveting saga of humankind's search for the ultimate goal. The d/w as light wear to its edges and corners. View more info

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The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II

By: Fernand Braudel

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, BCA: 1992

Edition: Book Club Edition

Sellers ID: 03721

Condition: Fine


No history book published in the last fifty years has won greater acclaim than " The Mediterranean " . This new one-volume abridgment, undertaken at the author's request by his English editor, does not seek to replace the original work; rather, it emphasizes its visual qualities with a host of new illustrations Braudel Himself would be proud of. The D/W shows signs of wear to its edges with a small tear to the top front corner. A good tight copy. View more info