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1918 War and Peace

By: Dallas, Gregor

Price: $32.00

Publisher: USA, The Overlook Press, 2001

Edition: 1st

On the night of 7 November 1918 French troops at La Capelle, on the Western Front, saw a huge white flag: the Germans were crossing the line to seek peace. But who were these Germans and what exactly did they represent? By the time they had signed an armistice, four days later, not even they knew. The Kaiser's Reich had collapsed and Germany faced chaos, while the war in Eastern Europe continued. This book traces the transition from war to peace across Europe. This book ... View more info

77 Samurai Japan's Fist Embassy to America

By: Bush, Lewis

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Tokyo, Kodansha International, 1968

247pp providing a comprehensive reconstruction of the arrival of Japanese diplomats in the 1860s - includes a section of plates. The previous owner's name clipped from title page, otherwise all pp in great order, dj has plastic wrap. View more info

A History Of The English-Speaking Peoples, Vol. 1 The Birth of Britain

By: Churchill, Winston, S

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Cassell, 1956

344pp & 900g bubbled/carded for post, dj wear & repaired tears at spine top & bottom. Early pp foxed & fox spots random throughout. View more info

A History Of The English-Speaking Peoples, Vol. 2 The New World

By: Churchill, Winston, S

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Cassell, 1956

344pp & 900g bubbled/carded for post, dj wear & repaired tears at spine top & bottom. View more info

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A Life for Unity

By: Thomas, JH

Price: $27.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Muller Limited, 1964

Who was JH Thomas? Thomas, James Henry, 1874-1949, British statesman and labor leader. A railroad worker, he held various offices in the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants and was a leader of the railway strike of 1911. He helped organize (1913) the National Union of Railwaymen (NUR) of which he became general secretary in 1917. During the general strike (1926) he worked for conciliation. Thomas was colonial secretary in the 1924 Labour government and in 1929 was ma... View more info

A Man of Honour : The Autobiography of a Godfather.

By: Joseph Bonanno

Price: $19.00

Publisher: UK, Andre Deutsch, 1983

Former patriarch of a New York mafia family, pioneer of the double coffin burial, and self-described 'man of honour' For more than 30 years Joseph Bonanno headed one of the most powerful mafia groups in America, running narcotics, gambling and pornography rackets, and ordering the murder of an old friend of his father. Yet he always insisted he was a "man of honour" and "a venture capitalist". Bonanno was supposedly the model for Marlon Brando's Vito Co... View more info

A Pilgrimage of Passion

By: Longford, Elizabeth

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1980

Edition: 1st

Well written biography of the famed Blunt; eccentric, writer, poet, politician, nationalist and explorer. Friend and associate of T. E. Lawrence, Phi lby, Ezra Pound, Oscar Wilde, Yeats, Curzon and George Wyndham amongst many others. Fabulous travels through Ireland, India, and Egypt. Small closed tear to dj top, dj unclipped, pp clean white tightly bound View more info

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A Prime Minister On Prime Ministers

By: Wilson, Harold

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NY, Summit Books, 1977

334pp + 1 kg of text, numerous bw pix throughout, pp clean white & well bound, review - Harold Wilson (1916 - 1995) was Labour Prime Minister between 1964 and 1970, and 1974 and 1976. An intelligent schoolboy, he won the chance to study at Oxford University, where he got a first in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (achieving the highest grade awarded in that subject in the 1930s). Wilson was therefore better suited than many to look back on our country's premiers, and... View more info

A Social History of England

By: Briggs, Asa

Price: $22.00

Publisher: UK, BCA, 1994

348 clean white well bound pp plus index, approx 1500g packed/carded/bubbled for post. described as an extremely vigorous narrative history - the book looks at all periods from 500 years before the Romans (what have they ever done for us?) to the modern cosmopolitan Britain of the 21stC. Faults? - there is a smattering of pencil underlining by some previous scholar. View more info

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A Touch of Genius: The Life of T.E. Lawrence

By: Brown, Malcolm Johnston

Price: $36.00

Publisher: UK, J.M Dent & Sons Limited, 1988

A Touch of Genius: The Life of T.E. Lawrence by Malcolm Johnston Brown is a touch over a kilo & 232pp. reviewer says >>> This is a serious biographical work which covers the life of T. E. Lawrence, Lawrence of Arabia, and which to some extent attempts to defend his reputation and his actions during World War One (WWI). As near as I can tell, the book is intended for those serious scholars, researchers, and historians who are intimately familiar with Lawrence and the ev... View more info

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A Woman's Place An Oral History of Working-Class Women 1890-1940

By: Roberts, Elizabeth

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell, 1995

ex-lib with the "borrowing page" removed o/wise all good internallyA Woman's Place is based upon Elizabeth Roberts's interviews with 160 elderly people from the towns of Barrow, Lancaster and Preston. They recall their memories of family life as children, youths and adults in the period between the last decade of the nineteenth century and the outbreak of the Second World War. A Woman's Place shows working-class women to be conscious of, and secure in, the separ... View more info

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Adventures of a Gardener

By: Smithers, Peter

Price: $95.00

Publisher: UK, The Harvill Press, London, 1995

obit for Smithers really makes you want to pick up this book, get a glass of red have the day off to give it your full attention - "Had he been so inclined, Peter Smithers could have written several intriguing autobiographical volumes about his career as a politician, diplomat, scholar and wartime intelligence agent. Yet he produced only one, and by calling it Adventures of a Gardener he signalled that his distinguished and eventful public life had always, in his own... View more info

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Adventures of an Innocent in the Spanish Civil War

By: Candela, Antonio

Price: $105.00

Publisher: Penzance, Cornwall, United Writers Ltd, 1989

Inscription: Signed by Author

Adventures of an Innocent in the Spanish Civil War is 222pp & less than 500g to post. Taped inside is a photocopy from the "Express & Echo" of an item about the author. The book is signed on the title page & dated 15-9-89. There's a foreword by Jack Jones & the book's editor is Roger Suffing. First edition, hard back binding, original black cloth covers, gilt lettering to the spine, end paper maps. About the book >> This is his own account of the three years of w... View more info


By: Power Jonathan

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Fontana, 1981

Edition: First Edition

Very Good condition. View more info

Al Smith A Hero of the Cities

By: Josephson, Matthew and Hannah

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, Thames & Hudson, 1969

800g + 505 clean white tightly bound pp, photos mid section, bio info (wiki) Alfred Emanuel Smith. (December 30, 1873 – October 4, 1944), known in private and public life as Al Smith, was an American statesman who was elected the 42nd Governor of New York three times, and was the Democratic U.S. presidential candidate in 1928. He was the foremost urban leader of the efficiency-oriented Progressive Movement, and was noted for achieving a wide range of reforms as governo... View more info