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FIRE IN THE NIGHT Wingate of Burma, Ethiopia and Zion

By: Bierman John and Smith Colin

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Macmillan UK: 2000

Seller ID: 2016016


Excellent Condition. "Orde Charles Wingate was arguably the most eccentric and charismatic of all the generals on either side of World War 11, and perhaps the most brilliant and innovative. Winston Churchill thought him a military genius, others considered him greatly over-rated, a few even thought him mad." A well constructed biography of Wingate whose untimely death in an aircrash aged forty one made him one of the most controversial figures of World War 11. View more info

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THE UNSINKABLE AIRCRAFT CARRIER American Military Power in Britain

By: Campbell Duncan

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Michael Joseph London: 1984

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012483


The author reveals how, since the 1940s and 1950s Britain has become a safe haven for many US bases and facilities. Alongside the well known cruise missile silos and nuclear bomber bases is a network of intelligence installations, command centres, communications stations even hospitals, for use only in war. View more info

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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


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


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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HELIGOLAND The True Story of German Bight and the Island That Britain Betrayed

By: Drower George

Price: $48.00

Publisher: Sutton Publishing UK: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012370


Heligoland an island in the North Sea came under British rule in the nineteenth century, a "Gibraltar" of the North Sea. Then in 1890 despite the islanders' wishes, Lord Salisbury announed his intention to swap Heligoland for Germany's presence in Zanzibar. During both world wars, it was used by Germany to control the North Sea and RAF planes bombed the once-British territory. A fascinating and enlightening story of a courageous governor, scapegoated by Salis... View more info

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SALVO! Classic Naval Gun Actions

By: Edwards Bernard

Price: $44.00

Publisher: Brockhampton Press London: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012325


Specific actions described in this book include: the earliest naval gun battles between ironclads at the Yalu River in 1894, celebrated battle epics such s the Falkland Islands in 1914 and Cape Matapan in 1941, night encounters in the Pacific and the busy English Channel, confused and fickle battles such as Dogger Bank and Heligoland Bight in 1914 and lone duels to the death on the high seas such as Carmania and Cap Trafalgar in 1914 and Stephen Hopkins and Stier in 1942... View more info

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THE DISPUTED V.C. A Tale of the Indian Mutiny

By: Gibbon Fred P.

Price: $44.00

Publisher: London, Black and Sons:

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012323


1903 estimated as book undated. Award Certificate in front, also undated View more info

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INDIA CALLING An Intimate Portrait of a Nation's Remaking

By: Giridharadas Anand

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company, New York: 2011

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012194


A contemporary look at modern India. The Author returns to the land of his ancestors, amid an unlikely economic boom. He was interested less in its gold rush than in its cultural upheaval, as a new generation has sought to reconcile old traditions and customs with new ambitions and dreams. This is a fascinating, insightful look into the social and cultural lives of the modern India. View more info

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BRITISH SCULPTURE AND THE COMPANY RAJ Church Monuments and Public Statuary in Madras, Calcutta and Bombay to 1858

By: Groseclose Barbara

Price: $48.00

Publisher: Associated University Presses NJ: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2016025


Barbara Groseclose examines British public statuary and church monuments in India.Beginning with a brief history of the East India Company, the first chapter describes the physical settings for which the sculptures were intended and gives a short but colourful account of British life and death in India during the eighteenth century and the first half of the nineteenth century. Subsequent chapters concentrate on the manner in which sculptural imagery rewarded financial a... View more info

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THE WAR THAT NEVER WAS The True Story of the Men Who Fought Britain's Most Secret Battle

By: Hart-Davis Duff

Price: $34.00

Publisher: Century, London: 2011

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012391


This is the first full account of a covert war fought in the Yemen in 1963 and considered one of the most secretive and wholly deniable campaigns the British waged in the twentieth century. This is an adventure packed story told with huge panache and flair, based on journals, letters and interviews with surviving soldiers and orchestrators of the campaign. Includes b/w and colour photographs taken at the time. View more info

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IN THE WAKE OF THE RAJ; Travels in 1950s India

By: Higgins Desmond

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Melrose Books, UK: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscription and Signature of Author

Seller ID: 2012305


In the Wake of the Raj takes the reader behind the scenes, providing a look at grass roots, at village life, social mores and conflicts as well as at some of the political issues. The emphasis is on North India with glimpses of Pakistan and Nepal. Includes b/w photographs taken by the author. Both of historical and social interest in the history of India's development post Raj. View more info

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THE OPIUM WAR Drugs, Dreams and the Making of China

By: Lovell Julia

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Picador, Australia: 2011

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012251


The Opion War is both the story of modern China starting from this first conflict with the West and an analysis of the country's contemporary self image. It explores how China's national mythis mould its interactions with the outside world, how public memory is spun to serve the present and how delusion and prejudice on bht sides have bedevilled its relationship with the modern West. View more info

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IMPERIAL SUNSET Frontier Soldiering in the 20th Century

By: Lunt James

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Macdonald, London: 1981

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012424


A first hand account of frontier soldiering in war and peace in the 20th century. An account which recalls the experiences of officers and NCO's seconded from the British Army to serve on loan to such locally enlisted forces as the Iraq Levies, the King's African Rifles, the Sudan Defence Force and the Burma Rifles. Includes many b/w photographs supporting the text. View more info

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DUST AND STEEL

By: Mercer Patrick

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Harper, London: 2011

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 2012273


In India Anthony Morgan is faced with putting down an uprising and is given command of a company of soldiers whose loyalties he feels are suspect. View more info

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TOURNAMENT OF SHADOWS The Great Game and the Race for Empire in Asia

By: Meyer Karl and Brysac Shareen

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Little Brown and Company UK: 2001

Edition: 1st UK

Seller ID: 2012244


The classic Great Game, the nineteenth century struggle between Britain and Russia for mastery of Central Asia and which took on new life after the Russian Revolution as the Americans joined in, and which continues today in the covert attempts to master the Caspian Sea and its oil riches. The whole story is told here in a flowing narrative crammed with revealing detail, drawing on newly opened archives and recent research. It is a canvas filled with memorable men and w... View more info

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THE WHITE NILE

By: Moorehead Alan

Price: $19.00

Publisher: The Reprint Society UK: 1962

Seller ID: 2012541


This is a classic by Australian author Alan Moorehead. Alan served as a war correspondent in Europe and the Far East in World War 1 and was twice mentioned in despatches and awarded the O.B.E. View more info

THE GREAT HEDGE OF INDIA The Story of One of the Least-Known Wonders of Queen Victoria's India.

By: Moxham Roy

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Constable London: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012317


This is the story of one of the least known wonders of Queen Victortia's India - a customs barrier 2,300 miles long, most of it made of hedge. It was manned by 12,000 men and would have stretched from London to Constantinopel, yet few historians mention it and most of us have never heard of it. View more info

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ARK ROYAL The Life, Death and Rediscovery of the Legendary Second World War Aircraft Carrier

By: Rossiter Mike

Price: $27.00

Publisher: Bantam Press London: 2006

Seller ID: 2012182


In gripping detail and using the testimony of survivors of the sinking and men who lived, flew and fought on the Ark Royal, Mike Rossiter gives a remarkable account of this most famous of ships. He also reveals for the first time the true story of the quest to discover the wreck of this naval legend. View more info

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THREE DAYS TO PEARL Incredible Encounter on the Eve of War

By: Shepherd Peter J.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Airlife Publishing Ltd. London: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2017045


This is a fascinating story told by the author of his experiences as a young Royal Air Force technician statyioned in Malaya in 1941 during which time he was ordered on a clandestine mission to Japanese occupied Into China where he heard about a Japanese naval task force secretly on its way to Hawaii to annihilate the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbour. View more info

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DESERT QUEEN The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell, Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia

By: Wallach Janet

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012288


The untold story of Gertrude Bell, an adventurer on a par with Beryl Markham and Isak Dinesen and a woman as vital to the history of the Middle East as her friend and colleague Lawrence of Arabia. Very nice copy of this biography of Gertrude Bell. View more info