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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

Two Men in a Trench II: Uncovering the Secrets of British Battelfields

By: Neil Oliver; Tony Pollard

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Michael Joseph: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03980

ISBN: 0718145941

Condition: Near Fine


Once again Tony Pollard and Neil Oliver delve beneath the surface of major British Battlefield sites to reveal the extraordinary finds hidden under our feet for decades and even centuries - that provide a fascinating archaeology of warfare in Britain. The d/w has wear to its edges and corners and creasing to the head of the spine. View more info

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The War of the World: History's Age of Hatred

By: Niall Ferguson

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Allen Lane: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04217

ISBN: 0713997087

Condition: Near Fine


From the conflicts that presaged the First World War to the aftershocks of the Cold War, the twentieth century was by far the bloodiest in all human history. How can we explain the astonishing scale and intensity of its violence when, thanks to the advances of science and economics. most people were better off than ever before? This book is a revolutionary reinterpretation of the modern era. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

Home Run - Escape from Nazi Europe

By: Nichol, John and Rennell, Tony

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Viking / Penguin: 2007

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 02145

ISBN: 067091603X

Condition: Very Good


They were on the run in enemy territory with just one goal - to get back to Britain and safety. John Nichol and Tony Rennell tell the dramatic story of the heroes who made it home... and those who did not. View more info

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Zigzag: The incredible wartime exploits of double agent Eddie Chapman

By: Nicholas Booth

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Portrait: 2007

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04325

ISBN: 0749951567

Condition: Very Good


Eddie Chapman was handsome, witty and charming - and a conman, womaniser and safe-cracker. He was also a great hero - the most remarkable double agent of the Second World War. A good, clean and tight 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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Napoleon: 1812

By: Nicolson, Nigel

Price: £16.00

Publisher: UK, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1985

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02134

ISBN: 0297787101

Condition: Very Good


This stirring account of Napoleon's invasion of Russia vividly brings to life one of the most dramatic events in history. Though it occurred in only six months, nearly half a million men died. Why did he invade Russia? Why , in spite of his early successes and the capture of Moscow, did he fail. This book tries to answer these qustions. View more info

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Celtic Sacred Landscapes.

By: Nigel Pennick

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Thames and Hudson: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04051

ISBN: 0500282013

Condition: Very Good


The Celtic tradition is one of the most ancient cultures in Europe. In this engrossing study, Nigel Pennick shows us the holy sites of Britain, Ireland and mainland Europe through Celtic eyes, reinvesting each feature of the landscape with its spiritual, symbolic and mythological importance. There is light wear to the covers and corners. View more info

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Rosie's War: An Englishwoman's Escape From Occupied France

By: Noel Holland; Rosemary Say

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Michael O'Mara Books: 2011

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03668

ISBN: 1843175576

Condition: Near Fine


This thrilling memoir, illustrated with priceless and irreplaceable photographs, drawings and documents, makes a fitting tribute to those largely unsung civilian women who, although caught up in the greatest conflict in history, still refused to give in. The corners of the black boards have been bumped. A good ,tight copy View more info

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Witnessing America: The Library of Congress Book of First-Hand Accounts of Public Life

By: Noel Rae

Price: £16.50

Publisher: USA, Penquin Reference: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03783

ISBN: 0670864005

Condition: Very Good


Collected from diaries, letters, memoirs, court records, articles, tracts, pamphlets, and advertisements in the incomparable collections of the Library of Congress, this book provides the authentic and fascinating story of America's past by using the words of those who actually lived it. There is light marking to the end papers and the corners of the boards are bumped, the fore edge of the text block is rough cut with light marking. A good tight 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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The Desert Air force : An Authoritative History published in aid of the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund

By: Owen, Roderic.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK., Hutchinson & Co Ltd: 1948

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 02789

Condition: Good


This book is far from technical,It is a first-rate story of Air Force men and their achievements, and of activities which are given a proper setting by being contrasted with Axis air experiments of the same period. The blue boards are faded and worn at the corners, the edges of the text blocks are spotted and the DJ has nicks and chips to its edges there is also an open tear to the head of the spine to a length of 30cm. and another half the length of the spine. This is s... View more info

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Lions, Donkeys and Dinosaurs

By: Page, Lewis

Price: £12.50

Publisher: UK., William Heinemann: 2006

Edition: 3rd Edition

Sellers ID: 02850

ISBN: 0434013897

Condition: Very Good


After twelve years in the force, Lewis Page strips back the facade to tell us what is really going on. This book does for the armed forces what ' Not on the Label' did for supermarkets - it takes us behind the scenes and exposes the real ingredients whipped up in the name of ' defence '. 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

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U-Boat War Patrol: The Hidden Photographic Diary of U-564

By: Paterson, Lawrence.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: UK, Greenhill Books: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02288

ISBN: 185367575X

Condition: Very Good


This book is unique in that it charts a complete history of a single of patrol and provides a new insight into the life aboard through the successes and trials of U 564. Photographed during the summer of 1942 by an onboard war correspondent they show a U- boat in action in the Atlantic and Caribbean , as the Kriegsmarine teetered on the verge of what turned out to be its ultimate downfall. The crew are shown in virtually every station and several other U - boats and the... View more info

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Listening to Britain: Home Intelligence Reports on Britain's Finest Hour - May to September 1940

By: Paul Addison; Jeremy A. Crang

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Bodley Head: 2010

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03841

ISBN: 1847921426

Condition: Fine


Edited and introduced by two leading historians of the period and published to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the events Churchill described as Britain's 'finest hour', the complete and unabridged sequence of the daily reports provides unique insight into the mindset of the British public as the fate of the nation hung in the balance. There is a white mark on the front cover. The price of the book includes UK 2nd class postage. View more info

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The Taste of Battle: Front Line Action 1914-1991

By: Perrett, Bryan

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Cassell: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03516

ISBN: 0304353019

Condition: Near Fine


This is real battle, reported from the front line, seen through the words and experiences of typical soldiers - the fictional creations of military historian Bryan Perrett - who bore the brunt of the action. This is how war really is, as courage, loyalty and duty are put to the test under terrible circumstances. The dj shows light edgeware to its head and their is a crease on the back flap. A good, clean tight copy. View more info

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Venice: Pure City

By: Peter Ackroyd

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Chatto & Windus: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03687

ISBN: 0701172851

Condition: Very Good


In this vision of Venice, Peter Ackroyd turns his unparalleled skill at evoking place from London and the Thames to Italy and the city of myth, mystery and beauty , set like a jewel in its glistening lagoon. His account is at once romantic and packed with facts, conjuring up the atmosphere of the canals, bridges and sunlit squares, the churches and the markets, the fiestas and the flowers. The hardboards are bumped at the corners and the D/W shows some creasing. View more info

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Prairie Fever: How British Aristocrats Staked a Claim to the American West

By: Peter Pagnamenta

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd: 2012

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04216

ISBN: 071564372X

Condition: Near Fine


This is the extraordinary story of the British aristocracy's encounter with the Far West of the United States in the nineteenth Century, when a succession of well-born travellers made their way to what was then the great American wilderness. A vivid narrative, based on letters, diaries and contemporary accounts, tracks the romantic appeal that the wide horizons and exhilarating air of the prairies held for so many Britons, until a harsher reality finally overtook them. T... View more info