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HISTORY OF CHESS

By: Wood B.H.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: London: 1972

Edition: First English Edition

Seller ID: 002181

ISBN: 0719600863

Condition: Very Good


The history of Chess, with black and white and colour illustrations. and a special chapter on the Anglo-Saxon aspects of the game. View more info

Nineteenth Century Britain: 1815-1914

By: Wood, Anthony

Price: $16.00

Publisher: UK, Longman Group: 1982

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 010321

Condition: Good


Much new material has been incorporated in this expanded and restructured second edition, including recently uncovered evidence about the social and economic aspects of the century that has changed perspectives and challenged many earlier assumptions. 470pp, just under 500g View more info

THE MEDICI GUNS

By: Woodhouse and Ross

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Book Club Assoc, London: 1975

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 003018

Condition: Good to Very Good


Clean pages and tight binding. No inscription. Clean, unmarked pink boards. Slightly cocked. Unclipped dustjacket has one small tear. View more info

THE MEDICI GUNS

By: Woodhouse and Ross

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Book Club Assoc, London: 1975

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 008672

Condition: Good to Very Good


Clean pages and tight binding. No inscription. Clean, unmarked pink boards. Slightly cocked. Unclipped dustjacket has one tiny tear at spine. View more info

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Tank

By: Wright, Patrick

Price: $25.00

Publisher: UK, Faber & Faber, London: 2000

Seller ID: 010837

Condition: Very Good


More than a conventional work of military history, Tank investigates the enduring symbolism of this icon of brutality and its exploitation as a social and political tool. In this book Wright examines the cultural history of the wartime juggernaut that changed ground warfare forever, Patrick Wright takes us through war zones and battlefields-from the tank's infancy in the First World War and the Russian Revolution through World War II, the Six Day War, and the Gulf War. 499 crisp pp, photo section amidships, just too far over the 500g so why not add a second book & use up that post. View more info

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No Mercy from the Japanese A Survivor's Account of the Burma Railway and the Hellships 1942-1945

By: Wyatt, John & Lowry, Cecil

Price: $27.00

Publisher: UK, Pen & Sword: 2009

Seller ID: 010849

Condition: Excellent


During the conflict in Malaya and Singapore his regiment lost two thirds of its men. More than three hundred patients and staff in the Alexandra Military Hospital were slaughtered by the Japanese - he was one of the few survivors still alive today. Twenty six percent of British soldiers slaving on the Burma Railway died. More than fifty men out of around six hundred died aboard the Asaka Maru and the Hakasan Maru. Many more did not manage to survive the harshest Japanese winter of 1944/45, the coldest in Japan since record began. John's experiences make for the most compelling and graphic read... View more info

Luck and a Lancaster

By: Yates DFC, Harry

Price: $30.00

Publisher: UK, Airlife England: 1999

Seller ID: 010739

Condition: Excellent


This book takes you, raid by raid, through the author's tour of operational duty over the last five months of 1944. It is a bomber pilot's story, but it is also about the grinding operational pressure, the brotherhood of the crew and fears of injury and death. It is about a squadron of Bomber Command that bore a barely-equaled burden in operational effort and losses. It is about young airmen the author knew, who lived and too often died amid the turmoil in enemy skies. gift inscript 1st p, 700g, 255 crisp pp, 2 photo sections review >>> . . . beautifully written and makes for compulsive rea... View more info

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A Dictionary of Battles 1816-1976

By: Young, Brigadier Peter

Price: $40.00

Publisher: NY, Mayflower: 1978

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 010444

Condition: Very Good


A useful reference for any and all battles, seiges, or campaigns fought during the early 19th Century through to the year 1976. In this volume, the author takes us through battles, campaigns and sieges from 1816 to 1976. Since this was an era which marked the demise of such hallowed institutions as cavalry and naval supremacy and in addition instituted tank warfare and ariel bombardment, the innovative contributions which specific battles made to the advancement of military lore and technique are fully documented. With illustrated endpapers and a map section. This is a hardback book, 7" X ... View more info

Elizabeth's Britain 1926 to 1986

By: Ziegler, Philip

Price: $20.00

Publisher: UK, Guild Publishing: 1986

Seller ID: 011715

Condition: Very Good


351pp including index . A look at the developing history of Britain in the 40 years of the Queen's reign showing how things & society has changed, and how much has disappeared, what are the gains. Lavishly Illustrated in colour and bw, line drawings, facsimile documents and posters, art works, etc. Photgraphic endpapers. View more info