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Military History - Political & Biographies - General Section
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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A VICTORIAN SON: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY 1897-1922
by Stuart Cloete

Edward Fairly Stuart Graham Cloete was a South African novelist, essayist, biographer and short story writer. This is his acclaimed account of his early life. He recounts the Paris of La Belle Epoque, school in England, and WWI service with the Yorkshire Light Infantry and the Coldstream Guards on the Western Front, where he was twice wounded.

1972, Collins, 1st edition, 0002110415,< J-01>,319pp, portrait, the faintest of spots at page edges, Good in wn dw, ,
Subject...Political & Biographies - General
Web No. 29393-01..............................£8.00

WAVELL: SCHOLAR AND SOLDIER
by John Connell

The life and military career to June 1941, of Field Marshal Archibald Percival Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell, GCB, GCSI, GCIE, CMG, MC, PC. Wavell was wounded in the Battle of Ypres in 1915, losing an eye. Following his recovery, he was assigned as a liaison-officer to the Russian Army in 1916, and in 1918, he was transferred to Sir Edmund Allenby's staff in Palestine. In August 1939 he was named as the head of Middle East Command.

1964, Collins, , ,< J-01>,572pp, photos, maps, glossary, bibliography, index, original cloth, no dw, Good, ,
Subject...Political & Biographies - General
Web No. 29795-01..............................£9.00

WAVELL: SCHOLAR AND SOLDIER
by John Connell

The life and military career to June 1941, of Field Marshal Archibald Percival Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell, GCB, GCSI, GCIE, CMG, MC, PC. Wavell was wounded in the Battle of Ypres in 1915, losing an eye. Following his recovery, he was assigned as a liaison-officer to the Russian Army in 1916, and in 1918, he was transferred to Sir Edmund Allenby's staff in Palestine. In August 1939 he was named as the head of Middle East Command and was in that post when World War II began.

1964, Collins, , ,< J-01>,572pp, photos, maps, glossary, bibliography, index, good in worn dw, ,
Subject...Political & Biographies - General
Web No. 29795-02..............................£8.00

WAVELL: SCHOLAR AND SOLDIER
by John Connell

The life and military career to June 1941, of Field Marshal Archibald Percival Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell, GCB, GCSI, GCIE, CMG, MC, PC. Wavell was wounded in the Battle of Ypres in 1915, losing an eye. Following his recovery, he was assigned as a liaison-officer to the Russian Army in 1916, and in 1918, he was transferred to Sir Edmund Allenby's staff in Palestine. In August 1939 he was named as the head of Middle East Command and was in that post when World War II began.

1966, Reprint Society, , ,< J-01>,574pp, photos, maps, glossary, bibliography, index, vg in worn dw, ,
Subject...Political & Biographies - General
Web No. 29795-03..............................£8.00

THE PHANTOM MAJOR
by Virginia Cowles

The story of David Stirling, the man who started the SAS in 1941. In the fifteen months between the formation of the regiment, and Stirling’s capture, he and his men destroyed hundreds of planes and trucks, dozens of supply dumps, and countless roads and railways behind enemy lines in North Africa. Stirling was captured by the Germans in January 1943. He escaped on four occasions, before being sent to Colditz Castle, where he remained for the rest of the war. Reading copy, reflecting it's age. Light marks on endpapers, green covers rubbed and marked. Splitting at hinge but still tight.

1958, Collins, , ,< J-01>,320pp, portrait, 7 maps, appendix, index., , ,
Subject...Political & Biographies - General
Web No. 11214-02..............................£7.00

THE PHANTOM MAJOR
by Virginia Cowles

No dw. Orange boards have fade marks. Some numbers written on rear endpaper. The story of David Stirling - the man who started the SAS in 1941. In the fifteen months between the formation of the regiment, and Stirling’s capture, he and his men destroyed hundreds of planes and trucks, dozens of supply dumps, and countless roads & railways behind enemy lines in North Africa. Stirling was captured by the Germans in January 1943. He escaped on four occasions, before being sent to Colditz Castle, where he remained for the rest of the war. Virginia Cowles, an American, was a noted WWII war correspondent.

1958, Companion Book Club, , ,< J-01>,303pp, 15 ills, 7 maps, appendix, , ,
Subject...Political & Biographies - General
Web No. 11214-03..............................£4.00

COUNTDOWN TO WAR
by Geoffrey Cox

The author was a foreign correspondent - he witnessed the Austrian Anschluss, he was in Prague during the Munich Crisis and saw Hitler drive through the Sudetenland territories. he reported the phoney war from France, Belgium and Holland and also the Russo-Finnish Winter War, he was on the last passenger ship from France after the Fall in 1940

1988, Coronet, , 0340509228,< J-01>,287pp illustrations, map, Good in card covers, , CARD
Subject...Political & Biographies - General
Web No. 17837-01..............................£3.00

WELLINGTON. TRIUMPHS, POLITICS AND PASSIONS
by Paul Cox

Published to accompany the exhibition of the same name displayed at the National Portrait Gallery from March to September 2015, with a foreword by William Hague. The author explores Wellington's military and political careers, he examines his personal relationships, his status in Victorian society and the Battle of Waterloo, a central point to his story.

2015, National Portrait Gallery, , 9781855144996,< J-01>,128pp, numerous illustrations, Fine in card covers, , CARD
Subject...Political & Biographies - General
Web No. 37128-01..............................£8.00

DE GAULLE
by Aidan Crawley

Aidan Crawley's excellent biography of General Charles de Gaulle. It charts his wartime leadership of the Free French forces, his recall to power in 1958 in the midst of the civil war in Algeria, and his leadership of the European Economic Community. Simultaneously admired for his grandeur, courage and tenacity, and detested for his arrogance, conceit, and wilful blindness, he could not be ignored.

1969, Book Club Edition, , ,< J-01>,510pp, 22 ills, Notes & references, Bibliographical Notes, index, g in plastic sleeved, worn d/w, ,
Subject...Political & Biographies - General
Web No. 21332-02..............................£8.00

THE DIARY OF A DESERT RAT
by R L Crimp and Editor Alex Bowlby

Mass market paperback. Pages browning. signs of use. From July 1941 to May 1943. The author was a private soldier in an infantry regiment, part of the 7th Armoured Division in the North African Campaign

1974, Pan Books, , 0330240218,< J-01>,210pp, , , CARD
Subject...Political & Biographies - General
Web No. 18943-01..............................£2.00

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THE END OF THE RUSSIAN IMPERIAL ARMY: VOLUME II

by Alan K. Wildman


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18344-01

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