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- MILITARY BIOGRAPHIES AND AUTOBIOGRAPHIES

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1 Adam-Smith Patsy AUSTRALIAN WOMEN AT WAR
Thomas Nelson aUSTRALIA 1984 0 17 006408 5 / 9780170064088 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Heavy book, may incur additional postage. A history of how women have responded to war, from 1900 to 1945. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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2 Brown A.H. THE FOURTH MAN
Budget Books, London 1980 0710501676 / 9780710501677 First Edition Soft Cover Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 

Price: 10.00 AUD
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3 Browne Anthony Montague LONG SUNSET Memoirs of Winston Churchill's Last Private Secretary
Cassell, UK 1995 0304344788 / 9780304344789 1st Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 24 Cm 
Anthony Montague Browne was a young diplomat in Paris when in 1952 he was seconded to become Private Secretary to Winston Churchill, who in 1951 had returned to 10 Downing Street for his second term as Prime Minister. Apart from a brief return to the Foreign Office after the Prime Minister's retirement in 1955 he remained with Churchill as adviser, amanuensis and assistant until Churchill's Death in Jaqnuary 1965. death in January 
Price: 38.00 AUD
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Diana Mosley: A biography of the glamorous Mitford sister who became Hitler's friend and Married the Leader of Britain's Fascists, Dalley, Jan
4 Dalley, Jan Diana Mosley: A biography of the glamorous Mitford sister who became Hitler's friend and Married the Leader of Britain's Fascists
UK Alfred A. Knopf 1999 Hardcover Excellent/Very Good Good/Fair 24 Cm 
I suppose one way to think of Diana Mosley is as a car accident, you know how hard it is to drive by a car accident without looking. Here's the book's description > Much has been written about and by the Mitford sisters, who variously dazzled and shocked their contemporaries in England and abroad: Nancy, as a celebrated novelist (The Pursuit of Love); Deborah, as Duchess of Devonshire; Unity, famously infatuated with Hitler; Jessica, as a young Communist, and then as the queen of muckrakers (The American Way of Death). But until now there has been no biography of one of the most extraordinary of them, the beautiful and ambitious Diana. Married at eighteen into the enormously wealthy Guinness family, Diana had it all -- brains, beauty, social position and money. She bore two sons and created a sparkling society circle that included such artists and intellectuals of the interwar years as Cecil Beaton, Lytton Strachey and Evelyn Waugh (who dedicated Vile Bodies to her). But after only three years she was swept up in the love affair that would change her life: with Sir Oswald Mosley, MP, womanizer and charismatic founder of the British Union of Fascists. Jan Dalley's careful and dedicated research -- which included many interviews and conversations with the subject herself, now nearly ninety and living in France -- enables her to tell Diana Mosley's story in fascinating, and sometimes grim, detail. Growing enthusiasm for the Nazis spurred frequent visits to Germany and meetings with Hitler and other leaders (the Mosleys were actually married in Goebbels's house in 1936); there were struggles to raise money for Mosley's organization and, finally, after war was declared, years of internment in Holloway prison. Yet at the same time there were friendships with people like Winston Churchill (whose affectionate nickname for her was "Dinamite") and, after the war, a comfortable, if controversial, return to respectability. Hailed on publication in Britain last year as "a triumph: reflective, considered, intelligent," Diana Mosley brings an unforgettable figure to life, and at the same time throws a bright light onto an exceptionally dark episode of British social history. 800g to post, 318pp, repaired tear to corner of dj, hence good/fair rating. 
Price: 28.00 AUD
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5 Davis Kenneth S. SOLDIER OF DEMOCRACY; DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
New York Konecky and Konecky 156852059x / 9781568520599 Hard Cover As New As New 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
"A first hand account of Dwight D. Eisenhower from his early years in Texas through his military service in World War 11. It documents his training at West Point, his tour of duty in WW1 and then his meteoric rise as war leader and statesman in World War 11. 
Price: 28.00 AUD
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6 Dunstone Max CORNET OF DRAGOONS
Blackie, London 1959 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Michael Ross 
An adventure story set in England in 1804. A very good copy with NO FOXING, MARKS ETC. and UNCLIPPED PRICE 
Price: 45.00 AUD
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7 Finkel George JAMES COOK, ROYAL NAVY
Puffin 1973 Reprint Paperback Very Good 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
Very Good condition. Clean pages and tight binding. No inscription. Clean and unmarked cover. Clean compressed page edge. 
Price: 8.00 AUD
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8 Harper-Nelson John A NEED FOR GLORY
Reeve Books, Australia 1989 0864450842 / 9780864450845 1st Edition Card Cover Very Good Very Good 23cm 
A fascinating autobiography by John Harper-Nelson, born and educated in England, served as an Infantry Officer in the British Army in Woalrd War 11 and later in Germany, the West Indies and East Africa. In 1962 he came to Western Australia and worked for the ABC on both radio and television. 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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9 Holder R.W. The Fight for Malaya The Jungle War of Maurice Cotterill
KL Editions Didier Millet Sdn Bhd 2007 9814217204 / 9789814217200 1st Edition Hard Cover As New As New 20cm 
A gripping chronicle of one man's survival in a period of chaos and deprivation, before the postwar progress of Malaysia towards independence and a new era. 
Price: 79.00 AUD
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10 Howard, Ann You'll Be Sorry! Reflections of the Australian Women's Army Service from 1941-1945
NSW Australia Tarka 1990 Hardcover Excellent Excellent 26cm 
193 crisp pp & 700g packed to post. The wartime experiences of lots of individual Australian women who served in the Second World War. Tags > Women soldiers History. Australia World War, 1939-1945 Participation, Female. Australia World War, 1939-1945 Personal narratives, Australian. Australia. Army. Australian Women's Army Service History. Australia. Army. Royal Australian Corps of Signals. Oranje (Ship) 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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TO STOP A RISING SUN   Reminiscences of Wartime In India and Burma, Humphreys Roy
11 Humphreys Roy TO STOP A RISING SUN Reminiscences of Wartime In India and Burma
Alan Sutton Publishing UK 1996 0750911816 / 9780750911818 1st Edition Hard Cover Excellent/Very Good Excellent/very Good 24cm 
Very good condition, clean white pages, no foxing, unclipped dust jacket."A unique record of first-hand accounts recalling what life was really like for British servicemen and women in India, Burma and the Far East during the Second World War." Includes many black and white photographs. 
Price: 39.00 AUD
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12 James Lawrence RAJ The Making and Unmaking of British India
London Little Brown & Company 1997 0316640727 / 9780316640725 1st Edition Hard Cover Excellent Excellent 24cm 
Very well researched and presented recounted story of the development of modern India and Pakistan beginning with the British rule and departure in 1947. Book weighs over the 500gms standard postage. 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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13 Lawliss Chuck THE MARINE BOOK a Portrait of America's Military Elite
Guild Publishing London 1989 0500014558 / 9780500014554 1st Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 28cm 
Chuck Lawliss, who served as a Marine during the Korean War, was given the virtual run of the Corps for almost six months in order to collect material for this study. The result is a unique book about a unique institution - a rich portrait that includes extensive accounts of the officer corps, Marine Aviation and the technological transformation of the Corps into a state of the art war machine. This book is a mine of military history information and includes casualties and strengths of the Corps during wars and major engagements, a full list of battles and deployments, the Battle Colours of the marine Corps and more than 150 remarkable photographs. 
Price: 28.00 AUD
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14 Lee Laurie A MOMENT OF WAR
Chivers Press Uk 1992 0745175031 / 9780745175034 1st Thus Hard Cover Good Good in Protective Cover Ex-Library 25 Cm 
Large Print and ex library with frontis removed, clean pages, pen and ink illustrations. A Moment of War is an ironic, elegiac account of youthful idealism at the end of Auden's "low dishonest decade". Laurie Lee walked ove rthe Pyrenees into Spain to join the International Brigades. In this volume Laur Lee describes the bitter witner leadint to the Republican Army's defeat. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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15 Lenin, V I Materialism and Empirio-criticism
Moscow Foreign Languages Publishing House 1952 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 20.5cm 
This book is a major philosophical work by Vladimir Lenin, published in 1909. It was an obligatory subject of study in all institutions of higher education in the Soviet Union, as a seminal work of dialectical materialism, a part of the curriculum called "Marxist-Leninist Philosophy". In the text Lenin argued that human perceptions correctly and accurately reflect the objective external world. 391pp in a leatherette cover, author name embossed. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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16 Macy, Ed Apache The Man, the MacHine, the Mission
Harper Press 2008 Hard Cover Excellent Excellent 24.5cm 
What's it about? In 2007, Ed Macy's Apache squadron was dispatched to Afghanistan's notorious Helmand Province, with the mission to fight alongside and protect the men on the ground by any means necessary. When a marine goes missing in action, Macy and his team are the Army's only hope of bringing him back alive. With a soldier strapped to each side of two gunships, they must land in the heart of Jugroom Fort, a Taliban stronghold, and come face-to-face with hordes of their unrelenting enemy. What follows is a breathtaking rescue, unlike any the world has ever seen. -.-.-.-.-. reviews - This book is a personal account of the author's experiences as an AH-64 Apache helicopter gunship pilot during combat operations in Afghanistan. Very compelling, exciting, honest, and full of, as one might expect from a decorated combat veteran, humour. Does a good job of explaining that even with lots of technology, combat is still very personal, often complicated, and dangerous. 374pp bw photos. After a "brief" read I totally concur with +++ review, it's a book you'll flick open & two hours later you're still in there, it's Generation Kill but with a purpose. 
Price: 27.00 AUD
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17 Mason David SHADOW OVER BABYLON
Bloomsbury, London 1993 0 7475 1482 8 / 9780747514824 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good in Protective Cover 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
"A tense and detailed account of how a British/American assassination squad managed to get into Iraq and successfully penetrate the defences of the most difficult assassination target in the world." 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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18 MONTAGU, Ewen and COOPER, Duff The Man Who Never Was Operation Heartbreak
UK Spellmount 2003 Hardcover Very Good Very Good 24cm 
I've recently read Duff Cooper's diaries & a more "flexible" character is hard to imagine, but his interpretation of this true subtefuge in WW2 is skillful. Cooper had leading roles in the UK gov't before the appeasment & played crucial roles in relations with France & the middle east during & after the war. Here's the gen on Mantagu's book >> The Man Who Never Was: World War II's Boldest Counterintelligence Operation by Ewen Montagu - As plans got under way for the Allied invasion of Sicily in June 1943, British counter-intelligence agent Ewen Montagu masterminded a scheme to mislead the Germans into thinking the next landing would occur in Greece. The innovative plot was so successful that the Germans moved some of their forces away from Sicily, and two weeks into the real invasion still expected an attack in Greece. This extraordinary operation called for a dead body, dressed as a Royal Marine officer and carrying false information about a pending Allied invasion of Greece, to wash up on a Spanish shore near the town of a known Nazi agent. Agent Montagu tells the story as only an insider could, offering fascinating details of the difficulties involved-especially in creating a persona for a man who never was--and of his profession as a spy and the risks involved in mounting such a complex operation. Failure could have had devastating results. Success, however, brought a decided change in the course of the war. reviewer says >>> A true story of WWII Counter Intelligence. By 1942, the Allied Forces occupied North Africa. Everyone knew that the next move was to invaid Sicily on the way to Italy. With a ruse called Operation Mincemeat, the Allied Intelligence convinced the Germans with one dead body and several strategically written letters that they would not be attacking Sicily. This account written by the man who planned the fake intelligence is interesting and though somewhat steeped in military jargon, easily readable, and short. Operation Heartbreak (which comes first in this book) by Duff Cooper was originally issued in 1951. Willie Maryngton always wanted to go to war. But he was born just too late to see action in the first world war, and it was a long wait until the second. Would he ever have his chance to be a hero? Marynton, a career soldier who believes the tragedy of his life to be that he was too young to fight in the First World War and too old to fight in the Second. reviewer says >>> Knowing that the story was based on the true wartime incident ‘Operation Mincemeat’, I was expecting the book to take a slightly different slant… a more strategic military one perhaps. However what I got was a beautiful and simple telling of a man’s life. << The book includes appendix, photos, mapped endpapers, 200pp & about 650g to post. Faults? corners slightly bumped. (BTW we have other bios of Cooper & his famous actress wife, Diana) 
Price: 48.00 AUD
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19 Petrie, Charles The Chamberlain Tradition
London Lovat Dickson 1938 Special Book Club Edition Hard Cover Good/Fair Fair Protective Cover 22cm 
A joint bio of Joseph, Austen & Neville Chambrlain - anecdotes & personal reminiscences 287 pp,illust with Punch cartoons. The account is interspersed with anecdotes and personal reminiscences which throw new light on the characters of these three great men. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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20 Reid William WEAPONS; Through the Ages
Peerage Books, London 1984 0 907408 90 7 / 9780907408901 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Uncilipped price, very good condition throughout. "The book draws together the intricate strands which make up the history of the armour and weapons of war and the chase. The detailed text and artwork makes this an absorbing and informative text." 
Price: 35.00 AUD
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