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A Little History of the World

By: Ernst Gombrich

Price: £11.00

Publisher: UK, Yale University Press: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03770

ISBN: 0300108834

Condition: Fine


In forty concise chapters, Gombrich tells the story of man from the Stone Age to the atomic bomb. In between emerges a colourful picture of wars and conquests, grand works of art, and the spread and limitations of science. This is a text dominated not by dates and facts, but by the sweep of mankind's experience across the centuries, a humanity's achievements and an acute witness to its frailties. The d/w has staining to the rear panel. The text block is clean and tight . View more info

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Sniper One ; The Blistering True Story of a British Battle Group Under Siege.

By: Mills, SGT Dan.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: UK., Penquin/ Michael Joseph.: 2007

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02316

ISBN: 0718149947

Condition: Very Good


If any of Mill's eighteen-man sniper platoon had thought that at the people of Al Amarah were going to welcome them with open arms, they were rapidly forced to reconsider. For the next six months, isolated, besieged and under constant fire, the battalion refused to give an inch. Cimic House, their HQ, may have been a bombsite, but it was home. And its defence- the most the British Army had fought in fifty years - was a modern day Rork's Drift View more info

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Commandos : The Inside Story of Britain's Most Elite Fighting Force

By: Parker John.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: UK, Bounty Books Ltd: 2006

Edition: Reprint 2006

Sellers ID: 02300

ISBN: 075371292X

Condition: Very Good


The history of the Commandos has been a relentless military journey , one now recounted in this acclaimed series on British military activity. Bloody, fearful and controversial accounts are carefully reconstructed and dramatically recalled in the words of the men who were there. View more info

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Liberation - The Bitter Road to Freedom, Europe 1944-1945

By: William I. Hitchcock

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Faber & Faber Limited: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03450

ISBN: 0571227724

Condition: Near Fine


what does it mean to liberate a country? What is the real cost of freedom? In this book the author shows that the end of the Second World War in Europe was bloodier, messier and more complex than we would like to believe. Timely, lucid and compelling, William Hitchcock's account fully explores the paradox of ' the good war' - its glories and its horrific human costs. The fore edge of the text block has some mottling to it. The D/j shows light shelf wear. View more info