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CORSETS TO CAMOUFLAGE Women and War

By: Adie Kate

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Coronet Books, London: 2004

Edition: 1st Soft Cover Edition

Seller ID: 2017022


A vivid history of ordinary women and their extraordinary deeds through two world wars and beyond. A book of both social and historical interest. View more info

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PLAIN TALES FROM THE RAJ

By: Allen Charles Edited By

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Futura, London: 1988

Seller ID: 2012138


That extraordinary world of crows and dust sunsets, of dinner parties that started with anchovy toast and ended seven courses later with little glass bowls full of water and hibiscus flowers to wash the fingers in, of cane chairs on club verandahs, and damp sugar full of ants, of shining Indian rivers and beautiful women, pure nostalgia and irresistible. View more info

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THE REAL BAND OF BROTHERS First-hand Accounts from the Last British Survivors of the Spanish Civil War

By: Arthur Max

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Collins, London: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012105


A unique story of men and women volunteering to lay down their lives for a cause, believing passionately that the Spanish Republic's fight was their fight too. From Union leader to nurse, Egyptologist to IRA activist these survivors have incredible compelling and sometimes harrowing tales to tell of their experiences in the Spanish Civil War 1936-9. View more info

THE REAL BAND OF BROTHERS Spanish Civil War

By: Arthur Max

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Collins, London: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2017032


A unique story of men and women volunteering to lay down their lives for a cause. Oral historian Max Arthur interviewed eight British survivors of the Spanish Civil War to recount their compelling and harrowing tales of their experiences and revealing their strength of purpose, pride and bravery. View more info

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THE ANZAC CONNECTION

By: Ball Desmond (Edited by)

Price: $14.00

Publisher: George Allan and Unwin, Sydney: 1985

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012413


Published in the wake of the controversy over New Zealand's anti=nuclear stance and the question of its place in the ANZUS Treaty, this collection surveys the strategic situation of Australia and New Zealand in the 1980s.In it, a panel of experts from both sides of the Tasman examine the extent to chich the two nations constitute in reality a single strategic entity, the background to their defence policies and problems, the areas of overlap and of difference between the... View more info

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POETS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR

By: Barber Nicola and Lee-Browne Patrick

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Evans Bros LONDON: 2001

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 2017018


This book examines the experiences of the soldiers who found artistic expression in their poetry for the horrors of warfare and looks at the historical, political and social background which shaped the poetry of the war. Five poets are examined in detail: Ivor Gurney, Wilfred Owen, Isaac Rosenberg, Siegfried Sassoon, Edward Thomas. View more info

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THE END OF THE WAR IN EUROPE 1945

By: Bennett Gill Edited By

Price: $37.00

Publisher: HMSO Publications lONDON: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012187


Presented here is a Europe in crisis at the close of war. Countries faced political dislocation, shortage of food and fuel and thousands of dispossessed and displaced people and for some what began as the Allied Liberation appeared ominously to presage a Soviet Occupation. The book contains expert analysis, informed debate and eyewitness accounts from a distinguished group. View more info

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ALLIES AT WAR

By: Berthon Simon

Price: $42.00

Publisher: Harper Collins, London: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012390


Extensive research and use of newly uncovered wartime papers provide an extraordinary insight into the real relationship between De Gaulle, Churchill and Roosevelt and its legacy in post war relations. View more info

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CARLISM AND CRISIS IN SPAIN 1931-1939

By: Blinkhorn Martin

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, Cambridge University Press: 1975

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012388


This is a study in English of the Carlist Movement, the extreme right wing party in Spain during the climactic decade of the 1930s. The author discusses Carlism's internal politics, power struggles and sources of support, its ideology, its relations with other elements in the Spanish right, principally Falangism and Catholic conservatism, its attitude towards the Republic, liberalism and the left, its view of contemporary events elsewhere in Europe, its stress on para-... View more info

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CHILDREN OF THE RAJ

By: Brendon Vyvyen

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Phoenix Books, Uk: 2006

Seller ID: 2012135


Ex Library with library stamps with removable protective cover. Vyvyen Brendon has drawn on a wealth of original sources and interviews to present the life of British children who grew up in India during the time of the British rule. View more info

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BECAUSE YOU DIED Poetry and Prose of the First World War and After

By: Brittain Vera

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Virago, Great Britain: 2010

Seller ID: 2012117


A collection of Vera Brittain's poetry and prose, some of it never published before, commemorates the men she loved - her fiance, brother and two close friends, who served and died in the First World War. View more info

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CHRONICLE OF FRIENDSHIP Vera Brittain's Diary of the Thirties 1932-1939

By: Brittain Vera

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Victor Gollancz LONDON: 1986

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012125


The Thirties were a fraught, restless and a disturbed period, the years when Hitler achieved a stranglehold on Europe. Vera Brittain's stance was a staunchly pacifist one. While many of her friends on the Left urged the need for a united front against fascism, she argued the case against any resort to war, and as a supporter of Dick Sheppard's Peace Pledge Union she addressed meeting and conferences all over the country. She was active too in other areas of Left wing ... View more info

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WARTIME CHRONICLE Vera Brittain's Diary 1939-1945

By: Brittain Vera

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Victor Gollancz, London: 1989

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012126


This Diary covers the Second World War and is the third volume of Vera Brittain's diaries. Vera describes running the gauntlet of bombs and shrapnel in order to get home at night and some other nights she spent in air raid shelteres. She attended firewatching demonstrations and stayed on watch for many hours a night. View more info

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AND THE RUSSIANS STAYED The Sovietization of Cuba

By: Carbonell Nester T.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: William Morrow & Company New York: 1989

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012295


An enlightening historical account of the Soviet domination of Cuba. With firsthand knowledge of the internal and external factors that shaped pivotal events, Carbonell dispels many of the doubts and clarifies many of the misconceptions that still surround the fall of Cuba. View more info

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MOTHERLAND A Philosophical History of Russia

By: Chamberlain Lesley

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Atlantic Books, London: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012267


An invaluable introduction to the key Russian thinkers and an eloquently narrated journey in the history of ideas from a highly original writer. By examining Russian thought over the past two centuries, Lesley Chamberlain has produced a radical new interpretation of Russian intellectual history that, finally, gives us a glimpse into the soul of that singular country. View more info

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THE AVENGERS A Jewish War Story

By: Cohen Rich

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd, London: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012067


The story of three young Jews, Abba Kovner, Vitka Dempner and Rushka Marie who left their families in Western Poland and established the first underground movement in Europe. View more info

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THE GERMAN OCCUPATION OF THE CHANNEL ISLANDS

By: Cruickshank Charles

Price: $23.00

Publisher: The History Press, UK: 2004

Seller ID: 2012406


The author provides a full account of the German invasion, the subsequent landings of various British agents, raids and of an attempt by psychological warfare to end the occupation. The book is based on previously untapped sources of information including papers from Government departments, the Island's own wartime files as well as files left behind by the Feldkommandantur in Guernsey and Jersey. View more info

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WHITE MUGHALS Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth Century India

By: Dalrymple William

Price: $44.00

Publisher: Harper Collins, London: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012040


"In White Mughals, William Dalrymple discovers a world almost entirely unexplored by history and places at its centre a compelling tale of love, seduction and betrayal." Includes very detailed and well researched factual accounts of the time and the text is supported with diagrams, photographs and full page colour illustrations. View more info

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WHITE MUGHALS Love & Betrayal in Eighteenth Century India

By: Dalrymple William

Price: $44.00

Publisher: Harper Collins, London: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012127


A remarkable story involving secret assignations, court intrigue, harem politics, religious disputes and espionage. Full page colour plates. Book has slight stain to compressed page edge, not affecting internal pages. Heavy book Comprehensive Index and Reference notes. View more info

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NIGHTMARE IN LAOS The True Story of a Woman Improsoned in a Communist Gulag

By: Danes Kay

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Maverick House, Ireland: 2006

Seller ID: 2012214


Hours after her husband Kerry was kidnapped by the Communist Laos government, Kay Danes tried to flee to Thailand with her two youngest children, only to be intercepted at the border. Horn away from her children and sent to an secret Laosian Gulag Kay was forced to endure 10 months of outrageous injustice and corruption. This is her incredible story of survival and courage. View more info