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COMRADES: PORTRAITS OF SOVIET LIFE

By: Bookbinder A, Lichtenstein O. And Denton R.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: BBC Books: 1986

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 007305

ISBN: 0563204168

Condition: Very Good


Very Good condition. View more info

THE GROWTH AND CONTROL OF POPULATION

By: Borrie W.D.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Weidenfeld and Nicolson: 1979

Edition: First Edtion

Seller ID: 004119

ISBN: 29700137x

Condition: Very Good/Good


Very Good/Good condition. Clean pages and tight binding. No inscription. Clean and unmarked black boards. Library Loan card attached to fly. Unclipped dustjacket is slightly worn on upper edge. Clean compressed page edge. View more info

Rural Communism in France 1920-1939

By: Boswell, Laird

Price: $38.00

Publisher: USA, Cornell University Press: 1998

Seller ID: 012647

Condition: Fine


266 crisp white pp & 750 g to post. Communism has been an enduring presence on the French political scene for most of this century. It remains so in areas of the countryside, despite its collapse in the Soviet Union and in most of France's urban areas. Shifting the emphasis away from the often-studied relationship between communism and the working class, Laird Boswell proposes a new interpretation of the French Communist Party's success and illuminates rural social and political behavior during a critical period of economic crisis. Drawing on extensive interviews with thirty-four surviving co... View more info

GREAT LIVES: OVER 1000 MEN AND WOMEN WHO HAVE SHAPED HISTORY

By: Boughton Simon

Price: $18.00

Publisher: KINGFISHER BOOKS: 1988

Edition: first Edition

Seller ID: 007506

ISBN: 0862722551

Condition: Very Good


Very Good condition. View more info

THE PAIN AND THE GLORY OF GALLIPOLI

By: Bowers Peter

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Australia Post: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004125

Condition: Very Good


Very Good condition. Clean pages and tight binding. No inscription. Clean and unmarked cover. View more info

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Castles in the Air The Story of the B-17 Flying Fortress Crews of the US 8th Air Force

By: Bowman, Martin

Price: $28.00

Publisher: UK, Patrick Stephens,: 1985

Seller ID: 009656

Condition: Good-fair


Blurb, background,review follow - At first glance I thought this was to be "another war book" but it's turned out to be an amazing achievement to collate so much tactical & personal detail into this modest seeming volume - I'd rate it 10 out of 10 for an "in their shoes" experience. BACKGROUND > After extensive B-17 raids into Germany, Churchill said, "Hitler built 'Fortress Europe' but he forgot to put a roof on it!" Established on 22 February 1944 as a redesignation of VIII Bomber Command at High Wycombe Airdrome, England, 8 AF was a United States Army Air Forces com... View more info

Pillar of Fire America in the King Years 1963-65

By: Branch, Taylor

Price: $32.00

Publisher: USA, Simon & Schuster: 1998

Seller ID: 011241

Condition: Very Good


746 crisp pp, 1.4 kg for posting. In the second volume of the three-part history, a monumental trilogy that began with PARTING THE WATERS, winner of the Pulitzer Prize Taylor Branch portrays the Civil Rights Movement at its zenith, recounting the climactic struggles as they commanded the national stage. Beginning where PARTING THE WATERS left off with the death of JFK, PILLAR OF FIRE recounts the rise of the movement that stirred from Southern black churches to challenge the national conscience. PILLAR OF FIRE covers the far-flung upheavals of the years 1963-1965, including Dallas, St. Augusti... View more info

From Island to Empire

By: Bridge, J.S.C.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: UK, Chatto & Windus: 1914

Seller ID: 008699

Condition: Good


From Island to Empire; A Short History of the Expansion of England by Force of Arms, John Seargeant Cyprian Bridge wrote the intro,. name 1st page, binding good, stain on compressed edge (doesn't affect pp) 343pp + book catalogue at rear. View more info

A Social History of England

By: Briggs, Asa

Price: $22.00

Publisher: UK, BCA: 1994

Seller ID: 009834

Condition: Excellent


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

Gone with the Windsors

By: Brody, Iles

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Philadelphia and Toronto, John C. Winston: 1955

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 008746

Condition: Very Good


dj clipped, spine faded, wear at corners, 5th printing 1955. 328 p., b&w photos, index. "The most brilliantly written book so far dealing with the lives and loves of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor," according to a New York newspaper. pp clean & vg binding. View more info

The Monastic World

By: Brooke, Christopher

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Paul Elek: 1974

Seller ID: 010047

Condition: Very Good


Indeed a weighty tome with some 272pp & almost 2 and a halk kilos of informattion at your fingertips. Wim Swaan's photos are throughout as well as diagrams & layouts. View more info

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A History of English Costume

By: Brooke, Iris

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, Methuen: 1961

Seller ID: 009192

Condition: Very Good


Book has previous owner's plastic wrap (tape marks now on the 1st & last pp) 224pp with numerous line artwork. In this single volume she covers a history of dress in England from earliest times. The book contains an ample text amongst the reference art & historical notes. Tightly bound. View more info

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Can Chamberlain Save Britain ? The Lesson of Munich

By: Brooks, Collin

Price: $65.00

Publisher: UK, Eyre & Spottiswoode: 1938

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 013398

Condition: Good


Can Chamberlain Save Britain ? The Lesson of Munich by Brooks is a critique of goverment policies of the 1930s which left Britain militarily and economically ill-equipped to engage in another world war or to weather the threat of economic collapse. 247pp with maps as endpapers, over 500g. William Collin Brooks served with merit in WW1 and was a well-known & respected journalist & writer with works on both politics, finance & fiction. His book prior to this one looks at Britains travails as the recession slowly ends. View more info

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Warship Losses of World War Two

By: Brown, David

Price: $29.00

Publisher: UK, Arms and Armour Press: 1990

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 010269

Condition: Excellent


256 clean crisp well bound pp including index of ship's names, maps, pictorial d/j More warships were sunk during the Second World War than had been lost in all the great battles and minor actions during the four centuries when the world's navies depended on forests for construction and the wind for propulsion. View more info

TALES OF THE ROSE TREE: RAVISHING RHODODENDRONS AND THEIR TRAVELS AROUND THE WORLD

By: Brown, Jane

Price: $29.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Collins: 2004

Seller ID: 011112

Condition: Excellent


reviews for this book include >>> "Painstakingly, she tracks the rhododendron through history, myth, art, literature." -Dana Goodyear, New York Times Book Review "Brown's entertaining homage to the majestic rhododendron provides a voluminous exploration of the development and significance of this luciously romantic and elegantly exotic garden gem." -Booklist "This well-researched romp through the horticultural history of a widely grown ornamental plant is highly recommended for all libraries and for general readers and specialists alike." -Brian Lym, Library Jou... View more info

Man Walks Into a Pub A Sociable History of Beer

By: Brown, Pete

Price: $21.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 2003

Seller ID: 008547

Condition: Excellent


387 clean well bound pp, A tale of yeast-obsessed monks and teetotal prime ministers; of how pale ale fuelled an Empire and weak bitter won a world war; and, of exploding breweries, a bear in a yellow nylon jacket and a Canadian bloke who changed the drinking habits of a nation. View more info

WOMEN'S LIBERATION IN CHINA

By: Broyelle Claudie

Price: $19.00

Publisher: The Harvester Press: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007537

ISBN: 0855272694

Condition: Very Good/Good


Very Good/Good condition. View more info

ENGLISH SAGA

By: Bryant Arthur

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Collins: 1946

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 007467

Condition: Good


Good condition. View more info

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The Years of Peril, The Man in the Making, The Saviour of the Navy

By: Bryant, Arthur

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1948

Seller ID: 012699

Condition: Good to Very Good


Set of three, will need to go well packed at the 3kg rate. "Navy" is 1949, others 48. View more info

Tobruk The Great Siege 1941-42

By: Buckingham, William F

Price: $40.00

Publisher: UK, Tempus: 2008

Seller ID: 010478

Condition: Excellent


A deep water port of some importance to Allies & the fascists alike soon achieved monumental significance the longer & longer the allied forces held out their long & bitter resistance. When an armoured offensive finally broke them & captured 25000 men Churchill recalled it as the heaviest blow to allied hopes. William F. Buckingham’s startling account, drawing extensively on first-hand testimony from veterans on both sides, is a comprehensive history of this epic struggle, and essential reading for anyone with an interest in the Western Desert Campaign. 350 perfect pp with extensive referenc... View more info