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Political & Biographies - General Section
A comprehensive selection of biographies & commentaries from many well known commanders & leaders. Here you will find Wellington, Wavell & Patton side-by side with Richard Nixon, Kim Philby & J. Edgar Hoover
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WALDHEIM AND AUSTRIA
by Richard Bassett

Mass market paperback. Fading on covers. Browing on pages edges. Good. This is an account of the "Waldheim Affair", which for six months in 1986 cast a spotlight on Austria. As Kurt Waldheim, former Secretary-General of the United Nations ran for President, so fragments of his hitherto undisclosed wartime career in the German army came to light, bringing with them allegations that he had been involved in atrocities carried out in the Balkans. The author who was Central European Correspondent of "The Times", describes the post-imperial heritage of 20th century Austria and gives an account of how the Austrians reacted to the rise of Nazism and to Anschluss. He believes this historical background is essential to understanding the reaction of Austrians to the accusations levelled against Waldheim

1988, Penguin Books, , 0140130195,< J-01>,236PP Illustrations, , , CARD
Subject...Political & Biographies - General
Web No. 5989-01..............................£3.00

AS FAR AS MY FEET WILL CARRY ME
by J M Bauer

The escape from the Soviet Union by a former WW.II German Fallschirmjager Officer - who had been sentenced to 25 years imprisonment -his was a three year epic march

1985, Granada Publishing, , 0583125069,< J-01>,222pp, Very good in card covers, , CARD
Subject...Political & Biographies - General
Web No. 26774-02..............................£3.00

SOLDIER'S GLORY
by Major-General Sir George Bell

"Being Rough Notes of an Old Soldier" arranged and edited by his kinsman, Brian Stuart. The memoirs of service in the British Army in the Peninsular and Crimean Wars. Serving with the 34th, Bell saw action at Badajos, Salamanca, the liberation of Madrid, Vittoria, Nivelle, and Toulouse. Canada/America in the 1812. He also served in the Crimean War including Alma, Balaclava and Inkerman and visited America during the Civil War.

1991, Spellmount, , 0946771286,< J-01>,x + 325pp, 3 maps, Good in rubbed d/w, ,
Subject...Political & Biographies - General
Web No. 567-01..............................£8.00

SOLDIER'S GLORY
by Major-General Sir George Bell

"Being Rough Notes of an Old Soldier" arranged and edited by his kinsman, Brian Stuart. The memoirs of service in the British Army in the Peninsular and Crimean Wars. Serving with the 34th, Bell saw action at Badajos, Salamanca, the liberation of Madrid, Vittoria, Nivelle, and Toulouse. Canada/America in the 1812. He also served in the Crimean War including Alma, Balaclava and Inkerman and visited America during the Civil War.

1991, Spellmount, , 0946771286,< J-01>,x + 325pp, 3 maps, very good in d/w, ,
Subject...Political & Biographies - General
Web No. 567-02..............................£10.00

SOLDIER'S GLORY
by Sir George Bell

"Being Rough Notes of an Old Soldier" arranged and edited by his kinsman, Brian Stuart. The memoirs of service in the British Army in the Peninsular and Crimean Wars. Serving with the 34th, Bell saw action at Badajos, Salamanca, the liberation of Madrid, Vittoria, Nivelle, and Toulouse. He also served in Canada/America in the 1812 war, the Crimean War including Alma, Balaclava and Inkerman and visited America during the Civil War.

1956, G Bell & Sons Ltd., , ,< J-01>,325pp maps, illustrations, Good in orange boards with faded spine, ,
Subject...Political & Biographies - General
Web No. 567-03..............................£6.00

THE AMERICAN PRESIDENCY 1945-2000: ILLUSIONS OF GRANDEUR
by Harry Bennett

the author explores the changes in the historical role of the president since 1945. He argues that after 1945, the outbreak of the Cold War and setting up the CIA gave the president power in the name of, but not always with the consent of, the people. Paranoia is another theme. From Truman's and Kennedy's fear of Communism, through to Johnson's and Nixon's fears of political rivals. The impact of Watergate through Ford and Carter is examined, as is the reassertion of strong presidential leadership under Reagan and Bush

2000, Sutton Publishing, , 9780750922777,< J-01>,288pp, New in d/w, ,
Subject...Political & Biographies - General
Web No. 35382-01..............................£12.00

LAFAYETTE: HERO OF TWO WORLDS
by Oliver Bernier

In the war for American Independence Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette was a 20 year old Commander and a favourite of Washington. Returning to Paris he first championed the 1789 Revolution and then became guardian of the King. Once the King fled the capital Lafayette's position became untenable and he fled to Belgium, from where he was transported to Austria. Released by the diplomatic efforts of George Washington he returned to Paris, maintaining his liberal principles until vindication came with the uprising that installed the July monarchy.

1983, E P Dutton Books, , 0525241817,< J-01>,356pp ills, vg in vg dw, 0,
Subject...Political & Biographies - General
Web No. 32856-01..............................£8.00

THE PAST IS MYSELF
by Christabel Bielenberg

The author, a niece of Lord Northcliffe, married a German Lawyer, Peter Bielenberg, in 1934. Both Christabel and her husband were opposed to Nazism and following Hitler's rise to power in 1933, participated in anti-Nazi activity. She attempted to shelter Jews hiding from persecution and Peter Bielenberg was a close friend of Adam von Trott zu Solz, who was involved in the von Stauffenberg bomb plot against Adolf Hitler of 1944. As a result of this he was arrested, interrogated and imprisoned in Ravensbrück concentration camp

1984, Corgi Books, , 0552990655,< J-01>,287pp, vg in card covers, , CARD
Subject...Political & Biographies - General
Web No. 32809-01..............................£2.00

FIRE IN THE NIGHT
by John Bierman and Colin Smith

The life of Orde Charles Wingate, a brilliant, charismatic and controversial general of WWII. A passionate Zionist, he raised the Special Night Squads in Palestine, led a guerrilla-style force into Italian-occupied Ethiopia and led his Chindit force in Burma to remarkable effect shattering the myth of Japanese invincibilty in jungle warfare.

1999, Pan Books, , 0330367552,< J-01>,434pp, photos, bibliography, index, Good in card covers, , CARD
Subject...Political & Biographies - General
Web No. 29344-01..............................£3.00

TITO
by George Bilainkin

the rise of Marshal Tito, and his WWII activities. An Engineer, he was conscripted into the Austro-Hungarian Army and became a POW in Siberia. After WWI he became a revolutionary leader, fighting a grim battle for control of Jugoslavia against General Michailovic. The author examines his extraordinary correspondence with Stalin leading to the break with the Kremlin in 1948.

1949, Williams & Norgate, 1st edition, ,< J-01>,287pp, 21 photos, red cloth, gilt titles, vg in sltly torn d/w, ,
Subject...Political & Biographies - General
Web No. 12398-01..............................£12.00

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