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The First World War

By: John Keegan

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Hutchinson: 1998

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 04374

ISBN: 0091801788

Condition: Very Good


The First World War created the modern world. A conflict of unparalleled ferocity which extended far beyond its European epicentre, it broke the century of relative peace and prosperity which we associate with the Victorian era and unleashed the demons of the twentieth century. There is light wear and marking to the d/w. View more info

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When the Fighting is Over: A Personal Story of the Battle for Tumbledown Mountain and Its Aftermath

By: John Lawrence; Robert Lawrence

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04087

ISBN: 0747501742

Condition: Very Good


The authors forthright account of the true strengths and weaknesses of the two armies in the Falklands War deviates markedly from the generally accepted view of a tinpot army massively defeated by far superior British forces. The picture painted shows just how close run was the victory. The d/w shows wear to the corners and edges and panels, and the spine is sun faded. View more info

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That They May Face the Rising Sun

By: John McGahern

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Ireland, Paperview: 2005

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 04292

ISBN: 2874271802

Condition: Very Good


This book vividly brings to life a whole world and its people with insight, humour and deep sympathy. This small community lives around a lake, deep in rural Ireland. A tight , clean little book. View more info

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Marching to the Drums: A History of Military Drums and Drummers

By: John Norris

Price: £13.50

Publisher: UK, Spellmount: 2012

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04076

ISBN: 0752468790

Condition: Very Good


This is the first work to chart the rise of drums in military use and how they came to be used on the battlefield as a means of signalling. The use of drums was to last for almost 4,000 years before modern warfare with radio communications rendered them obsolete. Today there role is purely ceremonial, but this book tells of the great tradition of drums and drummers throughout history and their role on the battlefield. A good, clean 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 Retreat

By: Jones, Michael

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, John Murray Publishers Ltd: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03585

ISBN: 0719569524

Condition: Fine


Michael Jones, draws upon a mass of new eye-witness testimony from both sides of the conflict - the German soldier finding his comrades frozen into blocks of ice, the Russian lieutenant crying with rage at the senseless destruction of his unit - to bring out the human cost of Hitler's first defeat. A fine , clean and tight copy. View more info

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His Excellency: George Washington

By: Joseph J. Ellis

Price: £20.00

Publisher: UK, Knopf Publishing Group: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03948

ISBN: 1400040310

Condition: Near Fine


Both physically and politically, Washington towered over his peers for reasons this book elucidates. this book, is a full ,glorious and multifaceted portrait of the man behind America's genesis, sure to become the authoritative biography of George Washington for many decades. There is a gift inscription on the front end papers. The text block is rough cut, and the D/W is price clipped View more info

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Escaping Habit

By: Joseph Orna

Price: £14.00

Publisher: UK, Leo Cooper Ltd: 1975

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03945

ISBN: 0850521998

Condition: Very Good


Joe Orna's story is in the highest tradition of British escape stories - packed with suspense, and culminating in some extremely effective fireworks - but, set against the background of religious life in Italy. There is a tear to the top of the rear page and end papers. The Text block has light speckling. A good clean and tight copy. View more info

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On a Wing and a Prayer: The Untold Story of the Pioneering Aviation Heroes of WWI, in Their Own Words

By: Joshua Levine

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Collins: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04314

ISBN: 0007269455

Condition: Very Good


First- hand accounts of bravery and adventure from the individuals who embraced the exciting - and dangerous - new world of flying. They discovered what could and could not be done in th air - often with tragic consequences. These boys, who wrote home describing water fights and drinking bouts were simultaneously fighting for their lives and framing the rules of ariel warfare that helped to shape the modern world. We are not sure if the d/w is dirty or its the design of... View more info

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The Canal Builders: Making America's Empire at the Panama Canal

By: Julie Greene

Price: £18.00

Publisher: USA, Penguin Press: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04371

ISBN: 159420201X

Condition: Very Good


The Canal Builders" recounts how the Panama Canal, despite its inauspicious beginnings, emerged as a positive symbol of American power and became a critical early step toward twentieth-century globalisation. There is a black line on the text block which denotes it as a former bargain book. There are bumps to the corners. View more info

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Conquest

By: Juliet Barker

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Little Brown: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04148

ISBN: 1408700832

Condition: Very Good


Supremely evocative and brilliantly told,' Conquest ' is narrative history at its most colourful and compelling - the true story of those who fought for an English kingdom of France. A clean and tight copy. View more info

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Attila the Hun: Barbarian Terror and the Fall of the Roman Empire

By: Kelly,Christopher

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Bodley Head: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03435

ISBN: 0224076760

Condition: Fine


Challenging our own ideas about Huns and Romans, imperialism and civilisation, barbarians and superpowers, this is the absorbing story of an extraordinary and complex individual who helped to bring down an empire and forced the map of Europe to be redrawn forever. A good clean and tight copy. View more info

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Allied Commanders of World War II (Men-at-Arms)

By: Kemp, Anthony

Price: £12.50

Publisher: UK., Osprey Publishing: 1990

Edition: Reprints

Sellers ID: 02842

ISBN: 0850454204

Condition: Very Good


This book is a brief review of the careers of some of the more interesting men who achieved high command in 1939-1945. The selection is the authors and implies no order of merit. There is the remains of a label on the base of the rear cover. View more info

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English Place Names

By: Kenneth Cameron

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, B.T. Batsford Ltd: 1963

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 04211

Condition: Very Good


This book gives insight and meaning into the place names that cover the British Isles, and will be of interest to those researching british history or local history. The green boards have light wear to the spine ends, and the text block has light foxing, there is also a gift dedication on the front end paper. The D/W has wear to its corners and small tears to the head and base of the spine . It is still a good tight copy. View more info

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The Liberator: One World War II Soldier's 500-day Odyssey from the Beaches of Sicily to the Gates of Dachau

By: Kershaw, Alex

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Hutchinson: 2012

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02907

ISBN: 0091943949

Condition: Very Good


No World War II infantry unit in Europe saw more action or endured worse than the one commanded by Felix Sparks. A maverick officer - and the only man to survive his company's wartime odyssey from bitter beginning to victorious end - Sparks remarkable story has never before been told. View more info

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Third Views, Second Sights: A Rephotographic Survey of the American West

By: Klett, Mark; Kyle Bajakian; William L. Fox; Michael Marshall; Toshi Ueshina; Byron G. Wolfe

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Mexico, Museum of New Mexico Press: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03662

ISBN: 0890134324

Condition: Near Fine


Third Views, Second Sights is an end-of-the-century geographical exploration patterned after the first surveys of the nineteenth century updated with new techniques and sensibilities. The book includes forty- three sights, field notes that provide a chronological account of Third view work during three field sessions. PLEASE NOTE THE C/D IS MISSING. The back panel of the D/J has a tear to its top edge which has been repaired with a white paper patch on the inside, there ... 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: £15.00

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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In Which They Served: The Royal Navy Officer Experience in the Second World War

By: Lavery, Brian

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK., Conway: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02931

ISBN: 1844860701

Condition: Very Good


This is the compelling untold story of how a new breed of British naval officers trained for, fought and help win the Second World War at sea.Superbly illustrated ,it is a first-rate read for anyone with an interest in, or connection to , the wartime Royal Navy. There are small dents to the side of the spine on the D/W and there is also some rippling to the edges of the D/W. View more info

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A Few Acres of Snow: The Saga of the French and Indian Wars.

By: Leckie, Robert

Price: £15.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Castle Books: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02941

ISBN: 0785821007

Condition: Very Good


King Louis XV of France was in conversation with Voltaire when he received the news that Canada was no longer French, but British. Aware of his sovereign's anguish, Voltaire spoke to him consolingly: " After all , Sire, what have we lost - a few acres of snow/" To read this expansive book is to recognize Voltaire's wry consolation as one of the greatest understatements in History. The edges of the text block are lightly marked. 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