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Image for CAPTIVES    The Story of Britain's Pursuit of Empire and How Its Soldiers and Civilians Were Held Captive By the Dream of Global Supremacy, 1600-1850

CAPTIVES The Story of Britain's Pursuit of Empire and How Its Soldiers and Civilians Were Held Captive By the Dream of Global Supremacy, 1600-1850

By: Colley Linda

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Pantheon Books - New York: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2016026

ISBN: 0375421521

Condition: Excellent


A very well researched and presented text, the author draws on a range of narratives by men and women of different social and ethnic backgrounds from the early seventeenth centuary to the Victoria era and uses these extraordinary tales to trace the changing boundaries of Britain's pursuit of empire and its shifting attitudes toward Islam, slavery, race and American revolutionaries. View more info

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MOUNTBATTEN AND THE PARTITION OF INDIA March 22-August 15, 1947

By: Collins Larry and Lapierre Dominique

Price: $120.00

Publisher: New Delhi, Vikas Publishing House P/L: 1982

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2016051

ISBN: 0706917871

Condition: Very Good


Both book and dust jacket in very good condition. Dust Jacket is unclipped with original price. Book has crisp white pages, tight binding and no foxing, names etc. Written by respected authors this is an account of the last days of the Raj in India. It is a unique combination of personal interviews with Lord Mountbatten and of a selection of personal and official ducuments from the Mountbatten archives. This well researched and presented text is supported by b/w phot... View more info

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ALCHEMIST OF WAR The Life of Basil Liddell Hart

By: Danchev Alex

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Phoenix, Uk: 1999

Seller ID: 2012478

ISBN: 0753808730

Condition: Very Good


This is the first biography of one of the most innovative and influential military strategist of the twentieth century. View more info

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NIGHTMARE IN LAOS The True Story of a Woman Improsoned in a Communist Gulag

By: Danes Kay

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Maverick House, Ireland: 2006

Seller ID: 2012214

ISBN: 1905379080

Condition: Good


Hours after her husband Kerry was kidnapped by the Communist Laos government, Kay Danes tried to flee to Thailand with her two youngest children, only to be intercepted at the border. Horn away from her children and sent to an secret Laosian Gulag Kay was forced to endure 10 months of outrageous injustice and corruption. This is her incredible story of survival and courage. View more info

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PRISONERS OF THE JAPANESE

By: Daws Gavan

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster London: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012297

ISBN: 074328528x

Condition: Excellent


The Japanese army took over 140,000 military prisoners in the Second World War in the Pacific, British, Australian, American and Dutch. One in four died at the hands of their captors. Gavan Daws combined ten years of documentary research and hundreds of interviews with POWs on three continents to write this shattering re creation of the Allied experience. View more info

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MADAGASCAR TRAVELS

By: Dodwell Christina

Price: $24.00

Publisher: England, Hodder and Stoughton: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012121

ISBN: 0340625635

Condition: Excellent


Madagascar Travels is Christina Dodwell's eighth travel book. Her four month journey to Madagascar began in the highlands where, travelling by horse-drawn stage coach, she encounters a healer, a village poet and families who perform bone-turning rites for the wellbeing of their ancestors. A fascinating book including many photographs supporting the well researched and presented text. View more info

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A TRAVELLER IN CHINA

By: Dodwell Christina

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton, London: 1985

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012261

ISBN: 0340376406

Condition: Very Good


Christina Dodwell's journeybegins with a four day bus ride to the fabled city of Kashgar. This is a rich and rewarding book, packed with sharp visual pictures and acutely individual observations on a country and a people who have made dramatic social changes since Dodwell wrote this book. View more info

WRITINGS FROM THE SAND VOLUME 2 Collected Works of Isabelle Eberhardt

By: Eberhardt Isabelle

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Lincoln and London, University of Nebraska Press: 2014

Edition: 1st Soft Cover Edition

Seller ID: 2017026

ISBN: 0803217552

Condition: As New


Born in 1877 in Geneva, Isabelle Eberhardt became a rebel at an early age, Multilingual, she studied the Arabic language and Islamic culture and eventually converted to Islam. She traveled through North Africa, write about her experiences and married an Alberian. This second volume exemplifies her creation of identity in fiction as her writing explores the world of prostitutes, Bedouins, and French colonists in exotic tales of love and conquest. View more info

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STAR OF THE MORNING The Extraordinary Life of Lady Hester Stanhope

By: Ellis Kirsten

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Harper Press, London: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012128

ISBN: 0007170300

Condition: Excellent


Ambitious, daring and uncompromising Lady Hester Stanhope was never cut out for a conventional life. After the death of her uncle, the Prime Minister William Pitt the younger, Lady Hester set sail with her lover for the Mediterranean and Con stantinople. Lady Hester was the first Western woman to cross the Syrian desert, where she was hailed by the Bedouin as the Star of the Morning. Hers was a life of adventure and intrigue yet in the years following her death her re... View more info

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MY PRISON, MY HOME One Woman's Story of Captivity in Iran

By: Esfandiari Haleh

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Harper Press, London: 2010

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012500

ISBN: 0007286546

Condition: Very Good


This is Haleh Esfandiari's recount of her terrifying three month ordeal in Iran's notorious Evin prison. his is a moving account of her triumph over interrogation, intimidation and fear in a country at the time on the brink of crisis. View more info

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WARRIOR TRAINING The Making of an Australian SAS Soldier

By: Fennell Keith

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Bantam, Sydney: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2018027

ISBN: 1741668980

Condition: Good


An autobiography of the development of a soldier in the Australian SAS. View more info

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TANK ACES From Blitzkrieg To The Gulf War

By: Forty George and Duncan John

Price: $39.00

Publisher: Sutton Publishing UK: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2016061

ISBN: 0750914475

Condition: Excellent


Very well researched and presented text with a focus on a number of highly successful tank commanders who had a profound effect on tank battles or a series of battles. These commanders included German, British, American, Pakistani and Indian nationals. Supporting the text are many b/w and colour plates as well as maps of the battlefields. View more info

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OPERATION BARRAS The SAS Rescue Mission: Sierra Leone 2000

By: Fowler William

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012202

ISBN: 0297846280

Condition: Excellent


In May 200 the British government had sent a military and naval task force to the troubled west African state of Sierra Leone to bolster the United Nations operation that was attempting to restore peace and stability following a savage and brutal civil war. View more info

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A VOYAGER OUT The Life of Mary Kingsley

By: Frank Katherine

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton London: 1987

Edition: 1st UK

Inscription: Heavy Book Over 500 Gms

Seller ID: 2012262

ISBN: 0241120748

Condition: Very Good


Katherine Frank, who has lived for over six years in West Africa, makes use of previously unpublished letters and journals to write a first rate biography of this brave solitary woman. View more info

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HIMMLER The Evil Genius of the Third Reich

By: Frischauer Willi

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Odhams Press Limited London: 1953

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012423

Condition: Good


Well researched and presented biography of Heinrich Himmler. View more info

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CAPTIVITY, SLAVERY AND SURVIVAL AS A FAR EAST POW

By: Fyans Peter

Price: $47.00

Publisher: Pen & Sword Military, UK: 2012

Edition: 2nd Edition

Inscription: Heavy Book Over 500 Gms

Seller ID: 2012165

ISBN: 1848846223

Condition: New Book


Fergus Anckorn was conscripted into the army in 1939 when World War 11 broke out, and was posted to Singapore in 1942 . Captured by the Japanese he was put to work on the infamous "Death Railway". This is his story and his survival under extreme difficulties. View more info

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OUR HIDDEN LIVES The Remarkable Diaries of Post War Britian

By: Garfield Simon

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Ebury Press London: 2005

Seller ID: 2012318

ISBN: 0091897335

Condition: Very Good


Simon Garfield has skillfully woven the diaries of five ordinary people, confronting the uncertain years following the Second World War, into a wonderful and evocative look at British social history. View more info

FREYA STARK PASSIONATE NOMAD

By: Geniesse Jane Fletcher

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus London: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscription in Front.

Seller ID: 2012454

ISBN: 070113710X

Condition: Excellent


In 1927 a small, slight young Englishwomen, slipped through a military cordon in the Druze mountains of Lebanon and was apprehended by French military police. This marked the start of a life of adventure for Freya Stark and a dazzling career as explorer, writer, photographer and unofficial diplomat for this audacious, charismatic, exasperating, extravagant and remarkable woman. View more info

FREYA STARK Passionate Nomad

By: Geniesse Jane Fletcher

Price: $38.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus, London: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012536

ISBN: 070113710x

Condition: Excellent


Freya Stark has been described as audacious, charismatic, exasperating, extravagant and remarkable. Whatever the description Freya lived life to the full. She was an explorer, writer, photographer and unofficial diplomat. She travelled throughout the Middle East exploring Yemen, Syria, Persia, Arabia, Turkey and was described by T.E. LAWRENCE AS A GALLANT CREATURE, A REMARKABLE PERSON. During the Second World War she worked for the Foreign Office in Baghdad and Cairo... View more info

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SOLDIERING Observations from Korea, Vietnam and Safe Places

By: Gole Henry G.

Price: $27.00

Publisher: Potomac Books, U.S.A.: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012181

Condition: As New


Henry Gole vividly brings us people, old acquaintances of his family in parts of sougheastern Europe where the Empire of Franz Josef still lives in memory, tough Montagnards in Vietnam who in spite of their toughness were almost pathetically attached to their American comrades and above all a collection of American soldiers of diverse skills, ranks and nation backgrounds. View more info