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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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WEARY THE LIFE OF SIR EDWARD DUNLOP
by Sue Ebury

Paperback, slight fading on spine.very good. This biography traces the military and medical career of one of Australia's most celebrated war heroes. Born and raised in Victoria, Australia, he qualified as a pharmacist and surgeon. When World War II broke out, he was appointed a surgeon to the Emergency Medical Unit, spending time in Greece and Africa before he was transferred to Java. As commanding officer and surgeon in the POW camps of the Japanese, he became a legend to thousands of Allied prisoners whose lives were saved with meagre medical supplies. In those camps, at great personal risk, he recorded the deprivation and despair of the men under his command.

1995, Penguin Books, , 0140240071,< J-01>,709pp illustrations, , , CARD
Subject...Political & Biographies - General
Web No. 38018-01..............................£3.00

THE GENERAL: MACARTHUR AND THE MAN HE CALLED 'DOC'
by Doctor Roger Olaf Egeberg

The author's personal recollections of his time during the crucial last two years of WWII with General Macarthur. He was a member of MacArthur's personal staff from 1943 to the Japanese surrender in 1945.

1983, Hippocrene Books Inc., , 0882548549,< J-01>,x + 242pp, 33 photos, map, index, boards show large bleached patches, text g/vg, dw, ,
Subject...Political & Biographies - General
Web No. 29801-01..............................£10.00

UNDER TWO FLAGS
by Max Egremont

Slight fading on d/w.Boards and text very good.The life of Major-General Sir Edward Spears. The book covers his service in two World Wars. He was a friend of Winston Churchill and in WWII, worked closely with Charles de Gaulle, who from a friend and ally became a bitter enemy.

1997, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, , 0297813471,< J-01>,370pp illustrations, , ,
Subject...Political & Biographies - General
Web No. 26729-01..............................£10.00

UNDER TWO FLAGS
by Max Egremont

Slight fading on d/w.Boards and text very good.The life of Major-General Sir Edward Spears. The book covers his service in two World Wars. He was a friend of Winston Churchill and in WWII, worked closely with Charles de Gaulle, who from a friend and ally became a bitter enemy.

1997, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, , 0297813471,< J-01>,370pp illustrations, , ,
Subject...Political & Biographies - General
Web No. 26729-01..............................£10.00

BISMARCK, THE KAISER AND GERMANY (MODERN TIMES SERIES)
by B J Elliott

Card covers creased and stained. previous owner notes on pre-title page. text unmarked. Good study copy. An illustration of the lives of Prince Otto von Bismarck, th eprincipal architect, suceeded lass ably by Kaiser Wilhelm ii and the role they played in welding 38 states of the German confederation into a military power and major industrial producer

1972, Longman, , 0582204232,< J-01>,165pp illustrations, maps, , , CARD
Subject...Political & Biographies - General
Web No. 36967-01..............................£5.00

MISSION COMPLETED
by ACM Sir Basil Embury GCB KBE and DSO*** DFC AFC

Dustwrapper chipped and torn at the top of the spine. Foxing on page edges. Good. The recollections of one of the outstanding airmen of WWII. Shot down in 1940, Embury escaped and returned home; the first British airman to do so. He led a night fighter wing during the Blitz, served with the Desert Air Force in N Africa, and later, commanding 2 Group, was responsible for some of the most daring low level attacks of the war.

1957, Methuen, , ,< J-01>,350pp, photos, maps, appendices, index, , ,
Subject...Political & Biographies - General
Web No. 13438-01..............................£12.00

PATTON THE COMMANDER
by H Essame

A study of the military career of General George Patton, and his campaigns of World War II by Major General H Essame, Brigade Commander throughout the North West Europe campaign.

1974, Purnell, , ,< J-01>,280pp, illustrations, maps, Faded spine. Good in d/w, ,
Subject...Political & Biographies - General
Web No. 10248-02..............................£6.00

BEVIN
by Trevor Evans

Tipped in signature 'Ernest Bevin' on title page. A profile of the Labour Minister responsible for National Service in the War Cabinet, and later Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs. Bevin read the manuscript after it was completed and made several corrections to the text in an interview with Evans, a journalist who had known him for many years.

1946, Allen & Unwin, , ,< J-01>,231pp illustrations, red boards.v slight fading. Bevin Signature, ,
Subject...Political & Biographies - General
Web No. 11151-01..............................£20.00

BORN TO SOLDIER
by Michael Fairley

Charles John Fairley was born in 1871 into a family steeped in military tradition so, at the age of 17, he enlisted in the British Army. After a spell with the Royal Engineers in Singapore and Gibraltar he served in the 1899 South African War, fighting the Boers in the Transvaal. Re-enlisting at the beginning of WWI he fought on the Somme and then in Macedonia, with the Serbs in their struggle against the Bulgarians. He even managed to participate in WWII, training Home Guard Units in the defence of Britain. An interesting account of the life of a professional soldier.

2002, Mifair Publishing, , 0954396707,< J-01>,120pp, numerous b/w ills, New in card cover, , CARD
Subject...Political & Biographies - General
Web No. 31368-01..............................£11.95

WAVELL: PORTRAIT OF A SOLDIER
by Brigadier Sir Bernard Fergusson DSO

Fergusson's affectionate recollection of Wavell, to whom he was once ADC. Field Marshal Archibald Percival Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell, commanded British Army forces in the Middle East during World War II. He led British forces to victory over the Italians, only to be defeated by the German army. He was the penultimate Viceroy of India from 1943-47.

1961, Collins, 1st edition, ,< J-01>,96pp, 6 ills., Good in rubbed d/w, ,
Subject...Political & Biographies - General
Web No. 4646-01..............................£5.00

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