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THE UNSINKABLE AIRCRAFT CARRIER   American Military Power in Britain, Campbell Duncan
1 Campbell Duncan THE UNSINKABLE AIRCRAFT CARRIER American Military Power in Britain
Michael Joseph London 1984 0718122895 / 9780718122898 1st Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Heavy Book Over 500gms 22cm 
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. 
Price: 35.00 AUD
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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, Colley Linda
2 Colley Linda 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
Pantheon Books - New York 2002 0375421521 / 9780375421525 1st Edition Hard Cover Excellent Excellent Heavy Book > 500gms Packed 25 Cm 
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. 
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MOUNTBATTEN AND THE PARTITION OF INDIA    March 22-August 15, 1947, Collins Larry and Lapierre Dominique
3 Collins Larry and Lapierre Dominique MOUNTBATTEN AND THE PARTITION OF INDIA March 22-August 15, 1947
New Delhi Vikas Publishing House P/L 1982 0706917871 / 9780706917871 1st Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Heavy Book > 500gms Packed 25 Cm 
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 photographs taken at the time. 
Price: 120.00 AUD
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HELIGOLAND   The True Story of German Bight and the Island That Britain Betrayed, Drower George
4 Drower George HELIGOLAND The True Story of German Bight and the Island That Britain Betrayed
Sutton Publishing UK 2002 0750926007 / 9780750926003 1st Edition Hard Cover As New As New Heavy Book Over 500gms 23cm 
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 Salisbury and the many islanders who found their lives changed for ever. 
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SALVO!  Classic Naval Gun Actions, Edwards Bernard
5 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. 
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THE DISPUTED V.C.  A Tale of the Indian Mutiny, Gibbon Fred P.
6 Gibbon Fred P. THE DISPUTED V.C. A Tale of the Indian Mutiny
London Black and Sons 1st Edition Hard Cover Good-fair 19cm Stanley L. Wood 
1903 estimated as book undated. Award Certificate in front, also undated 
Price: 44.00 AUD
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INDIA CALLING   An Intimate Portrait of a Nation's Remaking, Giridharadas Anand
7 Giridharadas Anand INDIA CALLING An Intimate Portrait of a Nation's Remaking
Henry Holt and Company, New York 2011 0805091777 / 9780805091779 1st Edition Hard Cover Excellent Excellent 24 Cm 
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. 
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BRITISH SCULPTURE AND THE COMPANY RAJ    Church Monuments and Public Statuary in Madras, Calcutta and Bombay to 1858, Groseclose Barbara
8 Groseclose Barbara BRITISH SCULPTURE AND THE COMPANY RAJ Church Monuments and Public Statuary in Madras, Calcutta and Bombay to 1858
Associated University Presses NJ 1995 0874134064 / 9780874134063 1st Edition Hard Cover Excellent Excellent Heavy Book > 500gms Packed 29cm 
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 and military success, established the notion of service as a benefit to Indians or encouraged the study of Indian languages and literatures. Illustrated with photographs of every work treated in the text, the majority of which have never been reproduced. Includes bibiliography and extensive index as well as notes. 
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THE WAR THAT NEVER WAS   The True Story of the Men Who  Fought Britain's  Most Secret Battle, Hart-Davis Duff
9 Hart-Davis Duff THE WAR THAT NEVER WAS The True Story of the Men Who Fought Britain's Most Secret Battle
Century, London 2011 1846058252 / 9781846058257 1st Edition Hard Cover Excellent Excellent Heavy Book Over 500gms 23cm 
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. 
Price: 34.00 AUD
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IN THE WAKE OF THE RAJ;   Travels in 1950s India, Higgins Desmond
10 Higgins Desmond IN THE WAKE OF THE RAJ; Travels in 1950s India
Melrose Books, UK 2009 1906561419 / 9781906561413 1st Edition Hard Cover As New As New 20 Cm Inscription and Signature of Author
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. 
Price: 23.00 AUD
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THE OPIUM WAR   Drugs, Dreams and the Making of China, Lovell Julia
11 Lovell Julia THE OPIUM WAR Drugs, Dreams and the Making of China
Picador, Australia 2011 1742610528 / 9781742610528 1st Edition Card Cover Excellent Heavy Book Over 500gms 24 Cm 
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. 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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IMPERIAL SUNSET  Frontier Soldiering in the 20th Century, Lunt James
12 Lunt James IMPERIAL SUNSET Frontier Soldiering in the 20th Century
Macdonald, London 1981 0345045288 1st Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Heavy Book Over 500gms 24cm 
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. 
Price: 45.00 AUD
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DUST AND STEEL, Mercer Patrick
13 Mercer Patrick DUST AND STEEL
Harper, London 2011 0007302746 / 9780007302741 1st Thus Card Cover Very Good 20cm 
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. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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TOURNAMENT OF SHADOWS    The Great Game and the Race for Empire in Asia, Meyer Karl and Brysac Shareen
14 Meyer Karl and Brysac Shareen TOURNAMENT OF SHADOWS The Great Game and the Race for Empire in Asia
Little Brown and Company UK 2001 0316855898 / 9780316855891 1st UK Hard Cover Excellent Excellent Heavy Book Over 500gms 25 Cm 
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 women, taking the reader over Himalayan passes and through the world's deadliest deserts. 
Price: 40.00 AUD
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THE WHITE NILE, Moorehead Alan
15 Moorehead Alan THE WHITE NILE
The Reprint Society UK 1962 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good in Protective Cover 20cm 
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. 
Price: 19.00 AUD
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ARK ROYAL   The Life, Death and Rediscovery of the Legendary Second World War Aircraft Carrier, Rossiter Mike
16 Rossiter Mike ARK ROYAL The Life, Death and Rediscovery of the Legendary Second World War Aircraft Carrier
Bantam Press London 2006 0593055519 / 9780593055519 Hard Cover Excellent Excellent Heavy Book Over 500gms 25cm 
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. 
Price: 27.00 AUD
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THREE DAYS TO PEARL     Incredible Encounter on the Eve of War, Shepherd Peter J.
17 Shepherd Peter J. THREE DAYS TO PEARL Incredible Encounter on the Eve of War
Airlife Publishing Ltd. London 2000 1557508151 / 9781557508157 1st Edition Hard Cover Excellent Excellent Heavy Book > 500gms Packed 23cm 
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. 
Price: 35.00 AUD
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DESERT QUEEN   The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell, Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia, Wallach Janet
18 Wallach Janet DESERT QUEEN The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell, Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London 1996 0297812491 / 9780297812494 1st Edition Hard Cover Excellent Excellent Heavy Book Over 500gms 25 Cm 
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. 
Price: 60.00 AUD
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19 Ziring Lawrence PAKISTAN At the Crosscurrent of History
Oneworld Publications UK 2003 1851683275 / 9781851683277 1st Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good in Protective Cover Heavy Book > 500gms Packed 23cm Ex Library
Very well researched and presented by the author a political scientist and long time observer of the Pakistan scene. Ex Library with two stamps, book in very gtood condition, appears unread. 
Price: 28.00 AUD
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IMPERIAL SUNSET  Frontier Soldiering in the 20th Century, Lunt James
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THE UNSINKABLE AIRCRAFT CARRIER   American Military Power in Britain, Campbell Duncan
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BRITISH SCULPTURE AND THE COMPANY RAJ    Church Monuments and Public Statuary in Madras, Calcutta and Bombay to 1858, Groseclose Barbara
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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, Colley Linda
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MOUNTBATTEN AND THE PARTITION OF INDIA    March 22-August 15, 1947, Collins Larry and Lapierre Dominique
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