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Alamein

By: Bungay, Stephen

Price: $19.00

Publisher: UK, Aurum Press: 2002

Seller ID: 011270


266 crisp pp, just under the 500g for posting. 2 photo sections - Stephen Bungay’s Alamein is a trenchant re-examination of an event that has been cloaked in myth. For Great Britain, there were two pivotal battles in the Second World War. One was the Battle of Britain. The other was El Alamein. There, in October 1942, in a remote part of the desert between Libya and Egypt, the British army won an epic battle of attrition with Rommel’s Afrika Korps. It was a defeat fr... View more info

The Complete Manual of Organic Gardening

By: Caplan, Basil (ed)

Price: $32.00

Publisher: London, Headline: 1992

Seller ID: 011021


ex-Southhampton lib, usual stamps, plastic over dj etc. all other pp jolly good, occasional colour transference from colour plates to facing page but only when the colour plate is a full page, but I guess this will be endemic in all copies. Basil Caplan as editor of Organic Magazine is certainly the right person to versee this valuable resource. A guide to gardening without using artificial fertilizers and pesticides offers practical advice on promoting healthy soil, kee... View more info

Chanel Her Life, Her World, the Woman Behind the Legend

By: Charles-Roux, Edmonde

Price: $22.00

Publisher: UK, MacLehose Press: 2009

Seller ID: 012133


428 crisp well bound pp, 700g of Chanel delight, photos in centre section. Originally published as L'Irregulaire ou mon itineraire Chanel'. Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel is an icon of fashion, and can lay claim to having invented the look of the 20th century. At the height of the Belle Epoque, she stripped women of their corsets and feathers, bobbed their hair, put them in bathing suits and sent them out to get tanned in the sun. She introduced the little black dress; trousers... View more info

Chanel Her Life, Her World, the Woman Behind the Legend

By: Charles-Roux, Edmonde

Price: $22.00

Publisher: UK, Collins Harvill: 1989

Seller ID: 012441


380 pp + 12pp index, 700g of Chanel delight, photos in several sections. Originally published as L'Irregulaire ou mon itineraire Chanel'. Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel is an icon of fashion, and can lay claim to having invented the look of the 20th century. At the height of the Belle Epoque, she stripped women of their corsets and feathers, bobbed their hair, put them in bathing suits and sent them out to get tanned in the sun. She introduced the little black dress; trousers f... View more info

The Sound of History: El Alamein 1942

By: Doherty, Richard

Price: $38.00

Publisher: UK, Spellmount: 2002

Seller ID: 011549


254 clean pp, photo section, maps, heading towards 700g carded/wrapped for posting. The Eighth Army's victory at El Alamein in November 1942 was one of the pivotal points of the Second World War and significant as the first major victory for a British Army under sole British command. The North African campaign had captured the public imagination in Britain and the victors of Alamein joined those of Agincourt and Waterloo in the ranks of British heroes. This book looks at... View more info

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Afrika Korps at War, Volume 2 : The Long Road Back

By: Forty, George

Price: $37.00

Publisher: UK, Ian Allan: 1978

Seller ID: 011326


128pp & 750g packed to post. Tautly written and highlighted by many photographs, Lieutenant-Colonel Forty's Afrika Korps at War paints a vivid picture of the German soldiers who fought in North Africa from February 1941 to May 1943. By early 1941 the British were riding the crest of a wave in North Africa and yet two months later the situation was completely reversed following the arrival of General Erwin Rommel and his legendary Deutches Afrika Korps. The book traces ... View more info

ALAMEIN

By: Gale Iain

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Harper Collins, London: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 012290


Alamein was a battle of strong characters. The famous battle commander, Rommel and the relatively untested new British commander, Montgomery leading their men through an extraordinary eleven day battle, in unforgiving terrain amid the swirling sandstorms and the desert winds. View more info

DESPERATE VENTURE, THE STORY OF OPERATION TORCH, THE ALLIED INVASION OF NORTH AFRICA

By: Gelb Norman

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002836


Clean, cream pages and tight binding. No inscription. Sturdy volume. Clean, unmarked boards. Unclipped dustjacket. 'Torch had a much broader objective - no less than to inaugurate the process that would lead to the destruction of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich". View more info

Glorious Gardens A portfolio of ideas for planting & Design

By: Greenoak, Francesca

Price: $18.00

Publisher: UK, Conran Octopus: 1989

Seller ID: 010794


A celebration of garden styles and planting schemes with all the information needed to make such dream gardens a reality. The book presents photographs of 20 classic styles, each picture accompanied by analysis of how the effect has been achieved and how to recreate it, even in the smallest plot.. 192 crisp white pp, 1.3kg for post, previous owner name. review >>> This is an outstanding garden design book. . . . the pictures still give me loads of ideas of how to make my... View more info

Endurance The True Story of Shackleton's Incredible Voyage to the Antarctic

By: Lansing, Alfred

Price: $26.00

Publisher: UK, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1999

Seller ID: 010596


The astonishing saga of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton's survival for over a year on the ice-bound Antarctic seas, as Time magazine put it, "defined heroism." Alfred Lansing's scrupulously researched and brilliantly narrated book -- with over 200,000 copies sold -- has long been acknowledged as the definitive account of the Endurance's fateful trip. To write their authoritative story, Lansing consulted with ten of the surviving members and gained access to diar... View more info

Endurance The True Story of Shackleton's Incredible Voyage to the Antarctic

By: Lansing, Alfred

Price: $25.00

Publisher: UK, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1999

Seller ID: 011089


The astonishing saga of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton's survival for over a year on the ice-bound Antarctic seas, as Time magazine put it, "defined heroism." Alfred Lansing's scrupulously researched and brilliantly narrated book -- with over 200,000 copies sold -- has long been acknowledged as the definitive account of the Endurance's fateful trip. To write their authoritative story, Lansing consulted with ten of the surviving members and gained access to diar... View more info

Rommel's Army in Africa

By: McGuirk, Dal

Price: $30.00

Publisher: UK, Stanley Paul: 1987

Seller ID: 010713


About the author > Dal McGuirk has one of the largest collections of Afrikakorps memorabilia in the world and a collection of over 3,000 unpublished photos. This is about all aspects of the German experience in North Africa: the legend of Rommel, the challenges he faced, day-in-the-life information about soldiers, organization of the forces, important officers, and an over 50 page section on the narrative of the action these troops saw. mapped endpapers, 192pp & 800g pac... View more info

DESERT RATS From El Alamein to Basra: The Inside Story of a Military Legend

By: Parker John

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Headline Publishing London: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 012292


Very well researched and presented this is the story of the renowned British Fighting group which came into being as part of the Western Desert Force in 1940 and subsequently fought with Montgomery's 8th Army in the great desert battles. View more info

Birth of a Legend The Spitfire

By: Quill, Jeffrey

Price: $24.00

Publisher: UK, Quiller Press: 1986

Edition: 2nd Impression

Seller ID: 011088


ex-lib & some nitwit has removed the 1st page, so low price for this iconoic Quill book. In the pre-war years aerial races were a hit with the famous Schneider Trophy; enter R. J. Mitchell who designed the Supermarine S 4 and anyone with an interest in aircraft design will instantly recognise this as a very early Spitfire with floats instead of wheels. The trophies were won and the development continued right up until the outbreak of World War Two when suddenly the requi... View more info

Highway to Hell: The Life & Times of AC/DC Legend Bon Scott

By: Walker, Clinton

Price: $16.00

Publisher: UK, Pan: 2006

Seller ID: 011040


The definitive account of AC/DC'ss rise to fame, when the cheeky lyrics and charismatic presence of Bon Scott, along with the guitar work of Angus and Malcolm Young, defined a new, highly influential brand of rock and roll. Drawing on original interviews and including many rare photos, this book traces AC/DC'ss career through the life of their original front man. 319 pp plus discography, photos mid-section, less than 500g for post. review >>> An extremely entertaining an... View more info