Between 1793 and 1815 unrelenting naval warfare raised the wooden sailing man of war to its zenith. This book reproduces many of the best images of these ships, chosen for their accuracy and detail, together with an authoritative. Large format book with some folding plates.
Seaforth Publishing, Barnsley, UK, 2011. Hardback with dust jacket. 168 pages. NEW
This book reimagines this mid Victorian conflict that pitted Russia against a coalition of Britain, France and the Ottoman Empire and killed at least 800,000 men, as a religious war, the attempted fulfilment of Russia's destiny to rule all Orthodox Christians and control the Holy Land. It was both a modern conflict, the first to be photographed, the first to employ the telegraph, the first 'newspaper war', and a traditional one, with illiterate soldiers, amateur officers and huge casualities caused by disease.
Allen Lane Penguin, NZ, Auckland, 2010. Hardback with dust jacket. 575 pages. NEW
Popular aviation magazine published on the eve of war. Includes articles "If War Strikes Tomorrow Will America Be Ready" and cover story "How Japan Might Attack America." Excellent condition.
Magazine Publishers Inc., Springfield, Mass., USA. Magazine. 96 pages. SECONDHAND
Aviation magazine published on the eve of war. Includes articles "National Air Race Highlights" and the cover article "If Japan Bombs Vladivostock" Excellent condition.
Magazine Publishers Inc., Springfield, Mass., USA. Magazine. 80 pages. SECONDHAND
The story of the achievement of the RAF in the second European war, from its birth as a modern air force in the mid 1930s to its triumphant finish with over 9,000 aircraft and over one million officers and men. The author reassesses the role of the RAF; its famous personalities-Dowding and Bader, Portal, Tedder, Coningham and Harris. He studies the aircraft, their development, production and performance-and their enemies. FIRST EDITION 1985.
Hodder & Stoughton, London. Hardback with dustjacket. 841 pages. SECONDHAND
The Dangerous Sky A History of Aviation Medicine. From the early days of ballooning in 1803 scientists were investigating anoxia and altitude sickness. Over a century ago, Paul Bert, the father of aviation medicine, conducted experiments on the effects of oxygen deficiency and laid down the gruidelines for the use of oxygen at high altidues. The invention of the aeroplane brought further medical problems. This book discusses the research which has led to the development of modern aviation medicine, equipment and techniques.
GT Foulis. Hardback with dust-jacket. Illustrated. 292 Pages. SECONDHAND.
A brilliant evocation of the texture of life in Britain during the years of struggle against Nazi Germany. The 1939-45 conflict was, for Britain, a total war; no section of society remained untouched by it. Published 1969, FIRST EDITION.
Literary Guild, London. Hardback with dustjacket, some chips. 656 pages. SECONDHAND