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- WAR IN THE PACIFIC

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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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THE PACIFIC   Hell Was an Ocean Away, Ambrose Hugh
2 Ambrose Hugh THE PACIFIC Hell Was an Ocean Away
Text Publishing Melbourne 2010 1921656107 / 9781921656101 1st Edition Card Cover Good to Very Good Heavy Book Over 500gms 24 Cm 
The text follows three US Marines and their fellow marines from their first battle with the Japanese on Guadalcanal, through the rainforests of Cape Gloucester and the strongholds of Peleliu, across the bloody sands of Iwo Jima and through the horror of Okinawa and finally to their triumphant but uneasy return home after V-J Day. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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CRISIS IN THE PACIFIC   The Battles for the Philippine Islands By the Men Who  Fought Them - An Oral History, Astor Gerald
3 Astor Gerald CRISIS IN THE PACIFIC The Battles for the Philippine Islands By the Men Who Fought Them - An Oral History
Donald I Fine Books, USA 1996 1556114842 / 9781556114847 1st Thus Hard Cover As New As New Heavy Book Over 500gms 25cm 
Historian Gerald Astor draws on the experiences of marines, sailors, soldiers and airmen under fire from generals and admirals to correspondents, line officers and enlisted men on both sides of the battle lines to present a view of the critical struggle for the Philippines. Includes b/w photographs of historical significance. 
Price: 45.00 AUD
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4 Ballard Robert D. THE LOST SHIPS OF GUADALCANAL
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London 1993 0297813056 / 9780297813057 1st Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Heavy Book > 500gms Packed 30cm 
Well researched and presented recount of the Battle for Guadalcanal during World War 11. Book includes over 300 illustrations supporting the text. 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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5 Bartlett, Norman Island Victory
Australia Angus & Robertson 1955 1st Hardcover Good Fair 20.5cm 
166pp & less than 500g to post. Name removed top right corner 1st p. Bartlett was somewhat snobbish about authors who wrote luridly illustrated paperbacks, a case of judging a book by its cover. Anyway here is his novelisation of war in the Pacific, Island Victory > "The events in this book all happened. It is only fiction in so far as events have been rearranged into a coherent pattern." The action is set in 1944 in New Guinea and on Kamiri island - a Dutch possession to the north. An Australian Kittyhawk squadron recaptures Kamiri with US support. The action is mostly in the personalities and thoughts of the characters. There's some interesting absence of regard for the indigenous peoples swept up into this conflict. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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HELL IS UPON US  D-Day in the Pacific June-August 1944, Brooks Victor
6 Brooks Victor HELL IS UPON US D-Day in the Pacific June-August 1944
Da Capo Press, USA 2005 0306813696 / 9780306813696 Hard Cover Good Good Heavy Book Over 500gms Ex Lib 22cm 
Well researched and presented , this book describes the entire Marianas campaign. The author describes the key differences in strategy of the American and Japanese commanders and provides first hand accounts of the soldiers, marines, sailors and airmen who fought through the Japanese defence. 
Price: 22.00 AUD
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7 Carnegie, Margaret (referral) MAD DOG MORGAN: THE TRUE STORY OF AUSTRALIA'S MOST INFAMOUS BUSHRANGR
Southdown Press 1976 Soft Cover Very Good/Good 
Very Good/Good condition. Clean pages and no inscription. Published to compliment the motion picture "Mad Dog Morgan". Clean cover, v. slight fold mark, rear cover general age, black and white photographs throughout. 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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8 Castro, Alicia & Ingrid Kummels & Manfred Schafer Anacaona: The Amazing Adventures of Cuba's First All-girl Dance Band
UK Atlantic Books, London 2007 Hardcover Excellent/Very Good Very Good 22.5cm 
Have a listen on you tube & then enjoy reading this biographical gem. Havana, 1932, and greengrocer Matias Castro, father of 13 children, is bankrupt. Cuchito, his eldest daughter, has the idea of starting an all-girl orchestra to bring in some cash. Jazz, mambo, rumba, cha-cha-cha, Latin jazz - 'Anacaona' perform every evening in local street cafes. In no time at all they conquer their audiences' hearts with their infectious music and cheeky lyrics. Alicia Castro, the author of this extraordinary memoir, played saxophone and later led the orchestra. Now in her 80s, Alicia looks back on the scintillating world that she and her sisters inhabited: their international breakthrough, concerts in Paris, New York and appearances with all the jazz greats. 393 crispy white pp, a kilo to post. 
Price: 36.00 AUD
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9 Dunn, Peter The Goatkeeper's Veterinary Book
UK Farming Press Books 1990 2nd Edition Hardcover Excellent Excellent 22cm 
A standard veterinary reference work for all goat keepers. Peter Dunn (author) is a vet surgeon and goatkeeper/breeder in France. Includes a goatkeeper's calendar of particular interest in preventive medicine planning. Hardback, 210 pages, bw & colour photos & line art. review >>> This book is a must for any goatkeeper. It is an invaluable commodity on the farm. I have turned to its pages countless times, both as a refresher and during emergenices. The information covers everyday concerns as well as more extensive descriptions of disease and preventative medicine. 
Price: 36.00 AUD
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SALVO!  Classic Naval Gun Actions, Edwards Bernard
10 Edwards Bernard SALVO! Classic Naval Gun Actions
Brockhampton Press London 1995 1860199593 / 9781860199592 1st Edition Hard Cover As New As New Heavy Book Over 500gms 25 Cm 
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. The author skilfully sets the scene for each action, explaining the background to the naval war at the time as well as that of the individual ships involved before retelling the siirring and dramatic story of each actual clash. 
Price: 44.00 AUD
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PACIFIC PARTNERS  A History of Australian-American Naval Relations, Frame Tom
11 Frame Tom PACIFIC PARTNERS A History of Australian-American Naval Relations
Hodder & Stoughton, Aust. 1992 034056685x / 9780340566855 1st Edition Hard Cover As New As New Heavy Book > 500gms Packed 24cm 
This text examines the evolution of the relationship between Australia and the USA and identifies the major epochs and themes of its history. It provides a detailed assessment of events and the historical context from which they derive much of their meaning. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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12 Garfield, Simon Mini: The True and Secret History of the Making of a Motor Car
UK Faber & Faber, London 2010 Softcover Good None issued 19.5cm 
By meeting the people behind the MINI, Simon Garfield uncovers a fascinating story of British endeavour, ingenuity and masterful marketing. The modern MINI has come a long way from the leaky floor and sliding windows. Here's the blurb - In May 1959, the first Mini was produced on an assembly line at Cowley, near Oxford. It would take a team of supremely talented designers, draftsmen, engineers and production-line workers to build a car that was unique in appearance and construction. They would clash frequently over an uncomfortable and unsafe prototype, and the public had to be convinced to buy a car that let in two inches of water when it rained. But somehow the Mini became an icon. Throughout its history, the people behind it have always known that they have been making something rare; a car with soul. The book is in great shape inside, the cover has a crease (probably caused by a VW owner) - inside lots of colour & bw pics. 285pp & less than 500g to post to you. DON'T lend it! 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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Bowfin : The True Story of a Fabled Fleet Submarine in World War II, Hoyt, Edwin Palmer
13 Hoyt, Edwin Palmer Bowfin : The True Story of a Fabled Fleet Submarine in World War II
USA Burford 1983 Softcover Very Good None issued 21cm 
234pp, maps bw photos. Depicts the experiences of the crew of the American fighting submarine, the Bowfin, battling the Japanese forces in the Pacific Ocean. Bowfin had been launched a year after the attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 Dec 1942 and was nicknamed "The Pearl Harbor Avenger." She completed nine successful war patrols. review >>> Easy to read and understand making the story flow smoothly. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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14 Kratoska, Paul H. The Japanese Occupation of Malaya 1941 - 1945
USA University of Hawaii Press 1997 Hardcover Fine Excellent 22.5cm 
404 crisp white pages, 750g packed for post, tables, maps, photos interspersed. Japan attacked British-ruled Malaya on 8 December 1941 as part of a wave of military actions that toppled the British, Dutch and American colonial regimes in Southeast Asia. Within seventy days, the conquest of Malaya was complete, the three and a half years of Japanese rule are generally considered to mark a profound transition in the history of the Malay peninsula, but little is known about this period. This book uses the limited administrative papers that survived in Malaya, oral sources, and accounts written by Japanese officers involved in the Malayan campaign to flesh out the story. 
Price: 41.00 AUD
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15 Laffin John RAIDERS Great Exploits of the Second World War
Sutton Publishing UK 1999 0750915250 / 9780750915250 1st Edition Hard Cover Excellent Excellent 18cm 
John Laffin relates more than twenty operations mounted by British, German, American, Australian, Italian and Canadian forces during the Second World War. Australian Raiders are described as Par Excellence and particular mention is made of two raides led by Major Rex Blow and Captain Robert Kerr "Jock" McLauren. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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SURVIVING THE SWORD Prisoners of the Japanes 1942-45, Macarthur, Brian
16 Macarthur, Brian SURVIVING THE SWORD Prisoners of the Japanes 1942-45
Abacus 2006 Hardcover Very Good Very Good 
In this important book, Brian MacArthur draws on the diaries of American, British, Dutch, and Australian Fepows (Far Eastern prisoners of war), some of whose recollections are published here for the first time. These soldiers wrote and kept their diaries, in secret, because they were determined that to record for posterity how they were starved and beaten, marched almost to death, or transported on “hellships”; how their fellows were summarily executed by guards or felled by the thousands by tropical diseases; and how they were used as slave labor–most notoriously on the Burma-Thailand railway, as depicted in The Bridge on the River Kwai. 494 pp, 2 photo sections, 450g for post. 
Price: 38.00 AUD
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17 Martin Armstrong (intro) The Essential Mary Webb
UK Jonathan Cape 1949 Hardcover Very Good Good/Fair 20cm Norman Hepple and Rowland Hilder. 
The essential Mary Webb - Webb's star should have risen higher according to critical review >>> "This year’s discovery has been Mary Webb, author of Gone to Earth. She is a genius, and I shouldn’t mind wagering that she is going to be the most distinguished writer of our generation."- Rebecca West, review of Gone to Earth. Literally dozens of other respected literary figures off unstinting praise for Webb's skill as a wordsmith. Armstrong presents selections of Webb's prose & poetry (Golden Arrow, Gone to Earth, Seven for a secret, precious Bane & Armour wherein he trusted, six essays & 12 poems - a fine sampling with attractive artwork in a 30s style. Webb's Shropshire characters inspired Stella Gibbons wondeerful parody, Cold Comfort Farm. 416pp & just under 500g for post. dj has a repaired tear 1" at top left. 
Price: 31.00 AUD
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THREE DAYS TO PEARL     Incredible Encounter on the Eve of War, Shepherd Peter J.
18 Shepherd Peter J. THREE DAYS TO PEARL Incredible Encounter on the Eve of War
Naval Institute Press, USA 2000 1557508151 / 9781557508157 1st Edition Hard Cover Excellent Excellent 21cm 
As a young Royal Air Force technician stationed in Malaya in 1941, Peter Shepherd was ordered on a clandestine mission to Japanese occuped Indo 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 Harbor. He also learned of Japan's plan to simultaneously decimate Royal Air Force installations throughout Malaya and Singapore Island.Shepherd tells his compelling story as he experienced it, with authentication, where possible from official records. 
Price: 35.00 AUD
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19 Stewart, John To the River Kwai Two Journeys 1943, 1979
UK Bloomsbury 1988 Hardcover Very Good Very Good 24 Cm 
This book exemplifies the debt we owe to our dads & grandads. In this memoir, John Stewart explores the truth and myth of "The Bridge on the River Kwai".;Taken prisoner in Singapore in 1942, John Stewart learned Japanese and became an interpreter. He was one of the few survivors (just over one in ten) of the Sonkurai camp on the Burma-Siam railway. While a Japanese prisoner he kept a diary. His notes serve as a background to this account and as a source of meditation on his Japanese captors. What to think of a Japanese Colonel who cried when a British officer accused him of bad faith? Or a Camp Commandant who, on the point of beheading a couple of prisoners (the author being one of them), changed his mind and invited them to share his sake?;Over 40 years later, the author returned to the Kwai, going beyond Sonkurai and into Burma with the guerrillas, ostensibly to see if the report of a steel bridge still standing in the jungle was true but also to reflect on his past experiences. 175 crisp pp, photo section amidships. about 650 g carded/bubbled for post 
Price: 28.00 AUD
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THE FORGOTTEN HIGHLANDER, UrQUHART ALISTAIR
20 UrQUHART ALISTAIR THE FORGOTTEN HIGHLANDER
Little Brown, London 2010 1408702118 / 9781408702116 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good in Protective Cover Heavy Book Over 500gms 22cm 
Very good condition, ex library, The incredible story of one man's endurance and survival of capture by the Japanese, imprisonment and deprivation. Includes b/w photographs and line drawings. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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