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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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ALCHEMIST OF WAR: THE LIFE OF BASIL LIDDELL HART
by Alex Danchev

Basil Liddell Hart was a military writer, creative artist, journalist, propagandist, controversialist, archivist and adviser. A war poet in prose, his writing engaged and enraged three generations. This is the first biography of this remarkable man.

1998, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, , 0297816217,< J-01>,369pp, 8 drawings, 16 b/w photos, Very good in green boards. No dustjacket. , ,
Subject...Political & Biographies - General
Web No. 31924-01..............................£8.00

ALCHEMIST OF WAR: THE LIFE OF BASIL LIDDELL HART
by Alex Danchev

Basil Liddell Hart was a military writer, creative artist, journalist, propagandist, controversialist, archivist and adviser. A war poet in prose, his writing engaged and enraged three generations. This is the first biography of this remarkable man. Signed by the author. very good in slightly creased d/w.

1998, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, , 0297816217,< J-01>,369pp, 8 drawings, 16 b/w photos, , ,
Subject...Political & Biographies - General
Web No. 31924-02..............................£18.00

FROM AVIATION SECTION SIGNAL CORPS TO UNITED STATES AIRFORCE
by Colonel R E Davis

The author's experiences in the US Army Air Service, USAAF and USAF. He was trained to fly in WWI and the book recounts his inter-war years as stunt-flying barnstormer, and his WWII service.

1984, Vantage Press, 1st edition, 0533057566,< J-01>,xii + 220pp, 50 photos., near fine in rubbed dw, ,
Subject...Political & Biographies - General
Web No. 3661-01..............................£14.00

S.L.A.M.ARSHAL.. MARINE: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY
by Colonel W. J. Davis

Not the usual style of autobiography, this is not a biography of Marshal. A collection of newspaper articles, letters, reports and oral evidence compiled by Colonel Bill Davis, recounting his time in the US Marine Corps. His inspiration and mentor, was Brigadier Army General Samuel Lyman Atwood Marshall (S.L.A.Marshall) and others who knew him. Davis's account looks at his time in the USMC in the early 1960s, and contains much on the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba.

1987, Marine Books, , ,< J-01>,A4 format, 171pp, numerous facsimlies and illustrations, Good in red card covers., , CARD
Subject...Political & Biographies - General
Web No. 17824-01..............................£40.00

WAR MEMOIRS: THE CALL TO HONOUR 1940-1942
by General Charles de Gaulle

General Charles de Gaulle was the only member of the French Government who, when France fell in June 1940, refused to accept a separate peace with Germany and was ready to rally other Frenchmen and continue the fight. This is his account of the Battle of France, and the formation of the Free French forces. This copy has the tipped in signature "C de Gaulle".

1955, Collins, , ,< J-01>,320pp, Portrait, illustrations, 5 maps, index, Good in a good d/w, ,
Subject...Political & Biographies - General
Web No. 25530-01..............................£50.00

LOOKING FOR TROUBLE
by General Sir Peter de la Billiere

The recollections of General Sir Peter de la Billiere - the British commander in the first Gulf War. During his military career, much of which was spent in the SAS, he saw considerable action and was frequently decorated. He fought against guerrillas in the jungles of Borneo and on the Arabian Peninsular. He commanded the SAS Regiment and was closely involved in the Iranian Embassy Siege.

1994, Harper Collins, , 0002552450,< J-01>,449pp, circa 30 photos, index, No dustjacket. black boards. Very good., ,
Subject...Political & Biographies - General
Web No. 20280-03..............................£6.00

LOOKING FOR TROUBLE
by General Sir Peter de la Billiere

Very slight wear on cover edges. The recollections of General Sir Peter de la Billiere - the British commander in the first Gulf War. During his military career, much of which was spent in the SAS, he saw considerable action and was frequently decorated. He fought against guerrillas in the jungles of Borneo and on the Arabian Peninsular. He commanded the SAS Regiment and was closely involved in the Iranian Embassy Siege. He became Military Governor of the Falklands.

1995, Harper Collins, , 0006379834,< J-01>,449pp ills, Very Good, , CARD
Subject...Political & Biographies - General
Web No. 20280-02..............................£2.00

MEMOIRES DU GENERAL BARON DE MARBOT: THREE VOLUME SET
by Baron General Jean Baptiste de Marbot

French text. Jean Baptiste Antoine Marcellin Marbot saw considerable service in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars and served on the Staff of Bernadotte. He took part in the campaigns in Russia and Spain (where he was ADC to Murat). Fighting at Austerlitz, Aspern-Essling, Wagram, Torres Vedras, and the Waterloo Campaign. This three volume set is in generally poor condition as the cover and spines are detached. The spine is missing on Volume I, as is the back board on Volume III. The text is complete and there is little or no foxing, except on the page edges. Research copies.

1891, Librarie Plon, , ,< J-01>,3 volumes, 1300pp, text good, Fr.text,
Subject...Political & Biographies - General
Web No. 26174-04..............................£30.00

CASTLES BURNING: A CHILD'S LIFE IN WAR
by Magda Denes

The story of Magda, a young Jewish girl in war-torn Budapest, who lived through unspeakable deprivation and horror. Hidden from German soldiers and Hungarian Nazis, she attempted to survive the insanity that engulfed her family. The Russian invasion and the withdrawal of the Germans did little to restore any sense of normalcy. After the war, the family had to confront their losses and attempt to deal with the many ways they had been changed. Denes's story takes her from Hungary to France, then Cuba and on to the United States.

1988, Doubleday, , 0385409052,< J-01>,350pp, Slight fading on spine, very good in d/w, ,
Subject...Political & Biographies - General
Web No. 27427-01..............................£6.00

A GENIUS FOR WAR
by Carlo D'Este

A study of the life of General George S. Patton - considered by his German opponents the most able of the US Generals of WWII. An extrovert but also an intensely private man, 'Old Blood and Guts' wore two ivory handled pistols at his belt and slapped two hospitalised GI's for 'cowardice'. But he motivated his troops and frightened the enemy - until Eisenhower relieved him of his command in 1945. He died in an accident shortly thereafter.

1995, Harper Collins, , 0002158825,< J-01>,720pp, 24 illustrations, very good in d/w, ,
Subject...Political & Biographies - General
Web No. 23792-01..............................£16.00

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THE END OF THE RUSSIAN IMPERIAL ARMY: VOLUME II

by Alan K. Wildman


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