Monday, 9 March 2015
The Cold War
Having just listed Helmut Schmidt's Defence or Retaliation I wondered what else we had in stock for Cold War Warriors. More than I originally thought.
Mark Urban, Soviet Land Power, Littlehampton Book Services Ltd (1985), hb. As new. £4.50.
Andrew Wilson, The Bomb and the Computer: The History of Professional Wargaming 1780- 1968, History of Wargaming Project (2014), pb, 197pp, New. £12.95.
Michael Tillotson, Fifth Pillar: The Life and Philosophy of Field Marshal the Lord Bramall KG, GCB, OBE, MC, History Press (2006), 338pp, plates. As new. £3.00
Brian Wyldbore-Smith, March Past: The Memoirs of a Major-General, The Memoir Club (2001), hb, d/w, 166pp, plates. Signed and inscribed by the author. £3.00.
Richard Dannatt, Leading from the Front: The Autobiography, Bantam Press (2010), hb, d/w, 410pp, plates. As new. £4.00
Michael Carver, Britain's Army in the 20th Century, MacMillan (1998), hb, d/w, As new. £8.00.
And the view from the ranks...
Rick Stroud & Victor Gregg, Rifleman: A Front-Line Life from Alamein and Dresden to the Fall of the Berlin Wall, Bloomsbury Paperbacks (2011), pb, 273pp, plates. As new. £3.00.
Tom Hickman, The Call Up: A History of National Service 1947-1963, Headline (2004), hb. As new, £3.50.
Anthony Farrar-Hockley, The Army in the Air: The History of the Army Air Corps, Sutton Publishing Ltd (1994), hb. £3.50.
Let's not forget the Navy!
Paul Beaver, The Royal Navy in the 1980s (Warships Illustrated), pb, 1985. £2.00.
John Batchelor & Christopher Chant, The Complete Encyclopedia of Submarines 1578-2006, Rebo (2009), hb. £4.00.
And the Spooks....
Christopher Andrew, The Defence of the Realm: The Authorized History of MI5, Penguin (2010), pb, 1044pp, £4.00.
Nigel West, A Matter of Trust: MI5, 1945-72, Weidenfield and Nicolson Ltd (1982), hb, d/w, 196pp, plates. £3.00.
Archie Roosevelt, For Lust of Knowing: Memoirs of an Intelligence Officer, Weidenfeld & Nicolson (1988), hb, d/w, 500pp, plates. £4.00. The author, grandson of Theodore Roosevelt and cousin of Franklin D Roosevelt, served in the CIA from 1942 to 1974 throughout the Middle East
And, of course, there's also Korea, Vietnam and other late twentieth century conflicts...