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The Last of the Last: The Final Survivor of the First World War

By: Choules, Claude.

Price: £13.55

Publisher: UK, Mainstream Publishing: 2010

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02309

ISBN: 1845966317

Condition: Very Good


In 2009, aged 108, Claude Choules became the last man alive to have been on active service before the 1918 Armistice and the last who served in both world wars. This engaging, wryly humorous autobiography reflects the amiable nature of a truly unique man, the world's last living combatant of the First World War. View more info

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Boundless Horizons:: The Autobiography of Chris Bonington

By: Chris Bonington

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03956

ISBN: 0297646354

Condition: Very Good


This is the omnibus version of Chris Bonington's three volumes of his autobiography. The front blue board has a scratch on its face. The D/W has wear to its edges and corners. View more info

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East and West.

By: Chris Patten

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Macmillan: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03842

ISBN: 0333747879

Condition: Near Fine


In East and West Patten writes, frankly and directly, and for the first time, about his experiences as governor, about why he adopted the stance that he did, and about how he fought his battles. Anyone who was moved by the drama of the hand-over to China , will be riveted by the account given here of the events that led up to it. The hard boards have bumps to its top edge, and the D/W has light wear to its edge. The price of the book includes UK 2nd class postage. View more info

Letters and Diaries of Kathleen Ferrier

By: Christopher Fifield

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Boydell Press: 2003

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 03995

ISBN: 1843830124

Condition: Very Good


Kathleen Ferrier's name endures to this day for she struck a chord with a wide-ranging public, in concerts, on records and on the radio, despite a career which lasted barely ten years. She must have been fun to know, and from this collection of letters, just over three hundred of them gathered from Britain and around the world as well has her personal diaries, what emerges provides a sunny picture in the gloomy landscape of post-Second World War days . A good, clea and t... View more info

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The court at windsor

By: Christopher hibbert

Price: £11.30

Publisher: london, Longmans: 1964

Sellers ID: 01791

Condition: Very Good


Book and d/w in very good condition not price clipped. View more info

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Game Shooting

By: Churchill, Robert

Price: £30.00

Publisher: UK, Michael Joseph Ltd.: 1955

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03507

Condition: Good


Game shooting is not a book for experts only.It contains complete and always practical advice for everybody; from the novice handling a shotgun for the first time to the experienced sportsman wondering why he's missing those tall pheasants. The maroon boards are faded on the head of the panels especially the rear panel. The spine is faded and worn on the head and base. The front and rear endpapers are tanned as is the text block. The D/W is worn, torn and chipped and is... View more info

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Eric Clapton : The Autobiography.

By: Clapton, Eric & Christopher Simon Sykes

Price: £13.55

Publisher: Uk, Century Publishing Ltd: 2007

Edition: 5th Edition

Sellers ID: 02051

ISBN: 1846055075

Condition: Very Good


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A Time to Lead: For Duty, Honor and Country

By: Clark, Wesley K.; Carhart, Tom

Price: £13.55

Publisher: U.S.A., Palgrave Macmillan Trade: 2007

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02837

ISBN: 1403984743

Condition: Very Good


After rising to the rank of four - star general as Nato's Supreme Allied Commander in Europe. Wesley Clark was drafted by popular demand to run for the Democratic U.S. presidential nomination in 2003, becoming a major leadership figure in politics. Here, for the first time, he uses his unique life experiences to reveal his vision for America. There is light wear to the edges of the boards and the text block has light spotting to its edges. View more info

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With Alex at War: From the Irrawaddy to the Po, 1941-1945

By: Clarke, Rupert

Price: £13.55

Publisher: UK., Pen & Sword.: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02675

ISBN: 0850527171

Condition: Very Good


With Alex at War, is more than an important historical account; it is an invaluable lesson in leadership. The central figure achieved consistent and remarkable results without the overt ruthlessness and overriding ambition that are today regarded as essential to success. Alex's record proves that personal example, firmness of purpose, good manners and total integrity are themselves war - winning qualities. This remarkable book published in the Centenary year of the Iris... View more info

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My Life.

By: Clinton, Bill

Price: £13.55

Publisher: UK, Hutchinson: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02036

ISBN: 0091795273

Condition: Very Good


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Rules of Engagement a Life in Conflict

By: Colliins Tom

Price: £13.55

Publisher: London, Headline: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Sellers ID: 00520

ISBN: 0755313747

Condition: Very Good


From the moment Tim Collins's speech to his men in Iraq was made public,this soldier- thinker became a hero and an inspiration to world leaders and infantrymen,and yet only two months later Collins was pillioried by two national newspapers and accused of war crimes.The d/w has slight rippling to the edges. View more info

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John Lennon in His Own Words

By: Compiled By Miles

Price: £13.55

Publisher: London, Wh Allen: 1981

Sellers ID: 00679

ISBN: 049102875X

Condition: Very Good


This book is lightly bumped on the corners. View more info

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

By: Conradi Peter.

Price: £11.30

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

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Langdon - Brown Lecture 1968

By: Cooke A.M ( D.M , F.R.C.P. Hon. Consulting Physician Radcliffe Infirmary, and Emeritus Fallow of Merton College, Oxford. )

Price: £45.18

Publisher: Oxford, Private Publication: 1968

Edition: Private

Sellers ID: 01217

Condition: Very Good


This book is full of 48 pages of type written pages on a lecture given by A.M Cooke in 1968 on Sir Walter langdon-Brown (1870 - 1946), Physician to St Bartholomew's Hospital and Regius Professor of Physics at Cambridge.It has been privately bound by Haltby's Oxford in buff coloured cloth boards with gilt lettering on the front board and down the spine.There is a postcard dated 1972 from Alistair Gombie ? from Trinity College Oxford. paperclipped to the ffep which has lef... View more info

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Autobiography

By: Cooper, Henry

Price: £12.00

Publisher: UK, Cassell & Co Ltd: 1972

Edition: 2nd Impression

Sellers ID: 03300

ISBN: 0304290432

Condition: Very Good


This is Henry Coopers warm- hearted, highly entertaining autobiography. Remembered for putting Cassius Clay on the floor with his famous left hook called " Enery's 'ammer". This book will delight all boxing fans and especially those who still remember Henry Cooper. The text block has light spotting to its edges and the D/W also shows light edgewear, it is also priced-clipped. There is a christmas gift message in ink on the front end paper. ' Have a thumping good Xmas Dad... View more info

Born Leader: Story of Guy Gibson VC

By: Cooper. Alan.W.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: UK, Independent Books: 1993

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03503

ISBN: 1872836038

Condition: Very Good


There is little doubt that if asked to name a bomber pilot from the Second World War most people would name Guy Gibson. This book is a detailed account of how circumstances moulded one of the most outstanding pilots of the Second World War. There is light marking to the font board and the corners are bumped. There is a small tear to the head of the spine on the D/w which also has wear to its corners and crimping to its edges. View more info

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Cochrane the Dauntless: The Life and Adventures of Thomas Cochrane

By: Cordingly, David

Price: £13.55

Publisher: UK, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC: 2007

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02133

ISBN: 074758088X

Condition: Very Good


Patrick O'Brian, C.S.Forester and Captain Marryat all based their literary heroes on Thomas Cochrane, but as David Cordingly shows, Cochrane's own exploits were far more daring and exciting than those of his fictional counterparts. View more info

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Billy Ruffian: The Bellerophon and the Downfall of Napoleon, Biography of a ship of the line 1782-1836

By: Cordingly, David

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC.: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03631

ISBN: 0747565376

Condition: Fine


Lavishly illustrated with paintings, sketches, maps and battle plans, and drawing on a wealth of primary sources and contemporary literature. David Cordingly's portrait of ' Billy Ruffian' is an original work of popular history and a fascinating insight into the reality that lies behind C.S. Forester's and Patrick O'Brian's fictional ships and heroes. There is light scratching on the rear panel. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Cliveden: The Place and the People

By: Crathorne, James

Price: £225.88

Publisher: UK, Collins & Brown Ltd.: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03002

ISBN: 1855852233

Condition: Very Good


The author gives a fascinating account of Cliveden's past: the two earlier houses that were dramatically destroyed by fire, the creation of the gardens and the seven families who have lived there. Some of the richest men and most powerful women of their day have played a part in the story of Cliveden, including Nancy Astor, whose husband Waldorf was given Clivedon as a marriage present from his father. There is a dedication on the front endpaper which reads ' To Frank, w... View more info

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It's in the Blood: My Life

By: Dallaglio, Lawrence; Walsh, David

Price: £13.55

Publisher: UK., Headline Book Publishing: 2007

Edition: 4th Edition

Sellers ID: 02459

ISBN: 0755315731

Condition: Very Good


In this book , Dallagio reveals everything about the tabloid sting that implicated him in drug dealing and ultimately cost him the England captaincy. From the closed, private persona to the intelligent, roguish charisma of his public face, Dallaglio opens up. View more info