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Military History - Early Warfare - General Section

Early Warfare - General Section
The history of warfare from Greek & Roman conflicts, the Crusades & Medieval
 & Elizabethan times to the Jacobite Rebellions

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THE PRIVATE LIFE OF KIM PHILBY: THE MOSCOW YEARS
by Rufina Philby

Kim Philby's secret life is far stronger than any spy fiction. Recruited by the KGB at Cambridge in the 1930s, he was recruited into the British Secret Intelligence Service where, after a brilliant wartime career, he became head of its anti-Soviet section, then liaison officer in Washington with the CIA and FBI. In this post he revealed everything he learned to Moscow. He was in the running to become "C", chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service, where the damage he could have done would have been incalculable, but following the defection of his fellow spies, Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean, in 1951, Philby found himself under suspicion and eventually fled in 1963. Before he died in Moscow in 1988, unrepentant, Philby had become a symbol of Soviet-inspired treachery, an Englishman from a privileged background who had betrayed the free world. Rufina Philby's memoir of her notorious husband provides a portrait of the masterspy.

1999, St. Ermin's Press, , 0316647799,< A-01>,449pp, 33 b/w photos, v/good in d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 19220-01..............................£10.00 

GREAT BATTLES OF THE HELLENISTIC WORLD
by Joseph Pietrykowski

For almost two centuries the Macedonian phalanx, created by Philip II and refined by his son, Alexander the Great, dominated the battlefields of the ancient world. As the preferred weapon of some of antiquity’s greatest commanders, this powerful military system took centre stage in many of the largest and most decisive conflicts of ancient times. This book explores the struggles that shook the ancient world, from the structure and composition of the opposing armies, to the strategy of their campaigns, and the leadership and tactics that decided the engagements. It examines seventeen landmark conflicts from Chaironeia to Pydna over the course of 170 years of bloody warfare

2012, Pen & Sword, , 9781848846883,< A-01>,256pp, numerous maps/battle plans, Good in plastic covered card cover, , CARD
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 36573-01..............................£6.00 

RICHARD III AND THE PRINCES IN THE TOWER
by A J Pollard

The book fully explores the story of Richard III, his life and reign, and the disappearance of the Princes in the Tower. The text is illustrated by over 150 manuscript illustrations, engravings and contemporary documents.

1991, Book Club Associates, , ,< A-01>,260pp. Extensively illustrated., Bump at top of spine, otherwise very good in like d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 35616-01..............................£7.00 

EAGER FOR GLORY
by Lindsay Powell

The Untold Story of Nero Claudius Drusus Germanicus (Drusus the Elder), Conqueror of Germania. He was one of the most extraordinary figures of Caesar Augustus’s family, and the original conqueror of Germania Magna. Yet for too long his life and exploits have been consigned to footnotes in the annals of the Roman Empire. As a military commander he led daring campaigns by sea and land that pushed the northern frontiers of Rome’s empire to the Elbe River. He died when he was only 29 and was revered in death.

2011, Pen & Sword, , 9781848843332,< A-01>,234pp, 42 colour photos, 10 b/w illustrations, 12 maps , good in plastic covered d/w, 0,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 34208-01..............................£16.00 

TWILIGHT OF THE HELLENISTIC WORLD
by Mike Roberts and Bob Bennett

This book analyses the complex series of conflicts between the Hellenistic Successor states (fragments of Alexander the Great’s short-lived empire) in the generation before the Romans intervened in the region. The authors' demonstrate that this period of almost-constant conflict and rivalry makes a fascinating subject. They describe Macedon’s war with Cleomenes III and the final crushing of Sparta’s last gasp as an independent power and the campaigns in the east through which the Seleucid king Antiochus (later defeated by the Romans at Magnesia) became known as Antiochus the Great.

2012, Pen & Sword, , 9781848841369,< A-01>,187pp, 20 b/w illustrations, 5 maps, 12 battle plans, very good in plastic covered d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 36526-01..............................£7.00 

BYZANTIUM TRIUMPHANT
by Julian Romane

The author describes in detail the wars of the Byzantine Emperors Nicephorus II Phocas, his nephew and assassin John I Tzimiskes, and Basil II. The operations, battles and drama of their various bitter struggles unfold, depicting the new energy and improved methods of warfare developed in the late tenth century. These Emperors were at war on all fronts, fighting for survival and dominance against enemies including the Arab caliphates, Bulgars (Basil II was dubbed by later authors 'the Bulgar Slayer') and the Holy Roman Empire, civil wars and rebellions.

2015, Pen & Sword, , 9781473855701,< A-01>,207pp illustrations, Very Good in plastic covered d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 25316-01..............................£10.00 

THE COLLAPSE OF ROME
by Gareth C. Sampson

By the early first century BC, the Roman Republic had already carved itself a massive empire and was easily the most powerful state in the Mediterranean. Roman armies had marched victoriously over enemies far and wide, but the Roman heartland was soon to feel the tramp of armies on campaign as the Republic was convulsed by civil war and rival warlords vied for supremacy, sounding the first death knell of the Republican system. At the centre of the conflict was the rivalry between Marius, victor of the Jugurthine and Northern wars, and his former subordinate, Sulla.

2013, Pen & Sword, , 9781848843264,< A-01>,284pp, 16 b/w illustrations, 14 maps & diagrams , Good in plastic covered d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 34985-01..............................£12.99 

THE CRISIS OF ROME
by Gareth C Sampson

Previous owner name on endpaper. The Jugurthine and Northern Wars and the Rise of Marius. In the later 2nd century BC, after a period of rapid expansion, the Roman Republic found itself in crisis. In North Africa her armies were bogged down in a long difficult guerrilla war in a harsh environment when invasion by a coalition of Germanic tribes, the Cimbri, Teutones and Ambrones, threatened Italy and Rome itself. Gaius Marius was the man of the hour. The first war he brought to an end through tactical brilliance, bringing the Numidian King Jugurtha back in chains, and even before his ship returned to Italy, the senate elected Marius to lead the war against the northern invaders.

2010, Pen & Sword, , 9781844159727,< A-01>,259pp, numerous b/w illustrations, maps & tactical battle diagrams, Good in plastic covered d/w, ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 34589-02..............................£8.00 

ROME'S WARS IN PARTHIA: BLOOD IN THE SAND
by Rose Mary Sheldon

This book details Rome's military encounters with Parthia from the bumbling campaign of Crassus to the fall of the Parthian regime. America's recent war in Iraq has shown that invading Mesopotamia without proper intelligence is a bad idea, but it is not a new idea. Time after time the Romans stormed into the area between the Tigris and Euphrates thinking 'shock and awe' was all they needed to prevail. The author's analysis of the consequences of the frequent conflicts on the political, economic, and military health of both empires, noting that periods in which diplomatic solutions were employed generally proved more beneficial than any of the wars

2010, Vallentine,Mitchell& Co, , 9780853039310,< A-01>,303pp. Maps, Very good in card covers, , CARD
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 36829-01..............................£20.00 

THE WOLF TIME
by George Shipway

Dustjacket torn with small pieces missing.Boards rubbed.Signs of use. Good. Set at the end of the 11th century, the narrator is a petty Norman Baron, Walter Tirel who joins the service of William Rufus.

1973, , , 0432147543,< A-01>,282pp, , ,
Subject...Early Warfare
Web No. 37587-01..............................£50.00 

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NARRATIVE OF THE CAMPAIGN OF THE ARMY OF THE INDUS,IN SIND & KAUBOOL IN 1883-9. TWO VOLUMES

by Richard Hartley Kennedy


Web No.
27579-01

470.00

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