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From Shore to Shore - The Final Years - The Diaries of Lord Mountbatten of Burma 1953-1979, Ziegler, Philip             (ed)
From Shore to Shore - The Final Years - The Diaries of Lord Mountbatten of Burma 1953-1979

Cameron on Cameron, Jones, Dylan
Cameron on Cameron

A Sparrow's Flight - Memoirs, Hailsham, Lord
A Sparrow's Flight - Memoirs

William Pitt the Younger, Hague, William
William Pitt the Younger

Bismarck, Crankshaw, Edward
Bismarck

Garibaldi - The Man and the Nation, Frischauer, Paul
Garibaldi - The Man and the Nation

Life of Lord Chesterfield - An Account of the Ancestry, Personal Character & Public Services of the Fourth Earl Chesterfield, Craig, W.H.
Life of Lord Chesterfield - An Account of the Ancestry, Personal Character & Public Services of the Fourth Earl Chesterfield

Shaftesbury - A biography of the Seventh Earl, Battiscombe, Georgina
Shaftesbury - A biography of the Seventh Earl

 

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An Ambassador Speaks Out - Speeches and Writings, Argov, Shlomo ;   Kollek, Teddy
1 An Ambassador Speaks Out - Speeches and Writings
Argov, Shlomo ; Kollek, Teddy. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1983. first thus, Hardback, 8vo dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, viii prelims, 295pp. Very Good/Very Good. Some indentations to front board. Block clen and unmarked. Dustwrapper has bumped top of spine. Recollections and political arguments by the Israeli diplomat who survived an assassination attempt in London in June 1982. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Israel, Middle East, diplomacy. 5107

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Swords and Ploughshares - Bringing Peace to the 21st century, Ashdown, Paddy
2 Swords and Ploughshares - Bringing Peace to the 21st century
Ashdown, Paddy. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 2007. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 338pp. plus index, Very Good/Very Good. Book is not new but no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. Full-length argument for an integrated approach to regional and global security issues from a politician well versed in conflict and conflict resolution. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Ashdown, war, peace, security. 8412

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No Name in the Street, Baldwin, James
3 No Name in the Street
Baldwin, James. Michael Joseph, London, 1972. first edition, Hardback, 223mm x 140mm light blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 168pp. Good +/Good +. Previous owner's name. Block and board edges a little darkened by age, book has been read but still tight with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper has wear along top and bottom edges else clean. An eloquent black American perspective on a tumultous period in his country's social and ethnic history. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: America, MLK, Civil Rights, Montgomery. 9671

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Shaftesbury - A biography of the Seventh Earl, Battiscombe, Georgina
4 Shaftesbury - A biography of the Seventh Earl
Battiscombe, Georgina. Purnell Book Services, London, 1974. first edition, Hardback, 240mm x 157mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xiii prelims, 365+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good +. Book has been handled, exterior bumped at corners, light wear to block edges, else clean, though binding now a little weak. Dustwrapper has been handled over years, light edgewear and some indentations. Book club edition of Battscombe's excellent biography of the 19th century politician who did much to improve the lot of the British working poor. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: industrial, Christian, poor, ragged. 13296

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Look Back Look Forward, Beddington-Behrens (C.M.G., M.C. and Bar, Ph.D), Edward
5 Look Back Look Forward
Beddington-Behrens (C.M.G., M.C. and Bar, Ph.D), Edward. Macmillan, London, 1963. first edition, Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , viii prelims, 217pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Inscribed by author. Spine faded, front board faded at right edge.Top of block dusted. Inner boards have old sticky tape, with front inner board having personal library sticker. The recollections of an well-connected Establishment man with interests in business and politics during a turbulent period of history. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: War, City, Oxford, Europe. 2444

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What Manner of Man - A biography of Martin Luther King, Bennett, Lerone
6 What Manner of Man - A biography of Martin Luther King
Bennett, Lerone. Allen & Unwin, London, 1966. first edition, Hardback, 8vo grey cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 245pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good. Ends of spine bumped. Block edges dusted. Differential fading to endpapers, notably at rear, caused by presence of ephemeral newspaper cutting - headline of Dr King's assassination. Dustwrapper (now protected) has shelfwear, with fraying and discolouring along top. Corners chipped with 2mm loss along top of spine. General ageing and discolouring. First published in the US in 1964, this is a valuable single-volume account of Martin Luther King's career, written at the peak of his remarkable crusade for Civil Rights. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Negro, King, Civil Rights. 2437

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Spies and Other Secrets - Memoirs from the Second Cold War, Bethell, Nicholas
7 Spies and Other Secrets - Memoirs from the Second Cold War
Bethell, Nicholas. Viking, London, 1994. first edition, Hardback, 240mm x 157mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, ix prelims, 398+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Very Good. Book has been read and is stamped "damaged" on bottom block edge though no imperfections of any sort are evident. Tight and clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean with minimal wear. Just one tiny nick at front bottom corner. Recollections of Lord Bethell - a fearless British adversary of the old Soviet Union and all-round international political insider. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Bethell, Heath, Solzhenitsyn. 9643

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The Claws of the Dragon - Kang Sheng - the evil genius behind Mao - and his legacy of terror in people's China, Byron, John ;   Pack, Robert
8 The Claws of the Dragon - Kang Sheng - the evil genius behind Mao - and his legacy of terror in people's China
Byron, John ; Pack, Robert. Simon & Schuster, New York, 1992. first edition, Paperback, 226mm x 147mm , 560+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Book has been much read and handled, general scuffing to edges, foxing to top edge of block, pages clean and binding good. Massively researched account of one of Mao's most evil henchmen - his head of sceret police to whom literally millions of deaths can be personally attrubuted. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Mao, China, terror, Kang. 8348

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Last Lion - The Fall and Rise of Ted kennedy, Canellos, Peter S.            (ed)
9 Last Lion - The Fall and Rise of Ted kennedy
Canellos, Peter S. (ed). Simon & Schuster, New York, 2007. first edition, Hardback, 240mm x 165mm black cloth boards, bronze titles, first edition7th state, viii prelims, 464+pp. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is not new but no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. Small price sticker on rear. Written by writers from The Boston Globe, this is a careful biography of Ted Kennedy, charting his long and - at times - controversial life and career. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Kennedy, Massachusetts, Chappaquiddick. 8427

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Titan - The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr., Chernow, Ron
10 Titan - The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
Chernow, Ron. Vintage Books, New York, 2004. second thus, Paperback, 232mm x 153mm , xxii prelims, 774+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Hefty paperback has been handled but still clean wityh minimal wear and no creasing. Massive biography of the long-lived American plutocrat who made billions as an archetypal robber baron in the infant oil industry and latterly made his family name synonymous with fabulous wealth and behind-the-scenes political influence. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Rockefeller, Standard, Exxon, Chase This book is unusually heavy or large and may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 12165

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Memories & Adventures, Churchill, Winston S.
11 Memories & Adventures
Churchill, Winston S.. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1989. first edition, Hardback, 240mm x 167mm blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, x prelims, 261+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good +. Ink (telephone?) number on rear endpaper, small stain on front endpaper. Book has been read, spine bumped, binding just a little loose, pages clean. Dustwrapper has general wear to edges, evidence of handling. Memoirs of Churchill's grandson - sometime war correspondent and, latterly, like his famous forebear, a Conservative MP. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Churchill, grandson, Yemen. 8400

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Saddam - the Secret Life, Coughlin, Con
12 Saddam - the Secret Life
Coughlin, Con. Macmillan, London, 2002. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xxxiv prelims, 350+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Book has some light dusty marking to boards, else clean with minimal wear. Dustwrapper has been handled, light edgewear also. Price sticker on rear. Published between 9/11 and the US-led Iraq invasion of 2003, this is a full and frank account of the deeds and misdeeds of the Iraqi dictator in power. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Iraq, Ba'ath, dictator, Bush. 12162

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Life of Lord Chesterfield - An Account of the Ancestry, Personal Character & Public Services of the Fourth Earl Chesterfield, Craig, W.H.
13 Life of Lord Chesterfield - An Account of the Ancestry, Personal Character & Public Services of the Fourth Earl Chesterfield
Craig, W.H.. John Lane - The Bodley Head, London & New York, 1907. first edition, Hardback, 227mm x 147mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xi prelims, 378+pp. plus index, plus advertisments, Black and white illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. Exterior bumped but basically clean, with fading to lower spine and rear. Block edges ragged and grubby, with some foxing. Some blotchy foxing also to some pages, also isolated pencil marks. Biography of a significant figure in 18th century British politics. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Walpole, Hanover, Georgian, viceroy. 13222

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Bismarck, Crankshaw, Edward
14 Bismarck
Crankshaw, Edward. Macmillan, London, 1981. first edition, Hardback, 235mm x 160mm buff and brown card boards over cloth spine, gilt titles, first edition, xii prelims, 451+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good +. Book has been well read - spine and boards bumped with edges faded, block edges a little grubby from handling, pages otherwise clean. Dustwrapper is generally worn from handling with some fading and grubbiness here and there. US-printed biography of the Prussian political leader who unified Germany in the late 19th century. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Prussia, Chancellor, Betrlin, welfare. 13293

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F W de Klerk - The Man in his Time, de Klerk, Willem
15 F W de Klerk - The Man in his Time
de Klerk, Willem. Jonathan Ball, Johannesburg, 1991. first edition, Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, white titles, first edition, 185pp. Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good/Very Good. Owners inscription. Occasional ink highlights and notes. Book otherwise very good. Dustwrapper has been handled. Small price sticker on rear. A biography of the South African statesman who facilitated the end of apartheid, written by his brother. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: de Klerk, apartheid, Mandela. 5499

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16 The Founder of Modern Egypt - A Study of Muhammad Ali
Dodwell, Henry. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1931. first edition, Hardback, 22cm x 14cm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, viii prelims, 276pp. plus index, Fair/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Spine scuffed, bumped and faded, block aged with general foxing. Boards still bright and all pages clean. Biography of a significant figure in the history of Egypt. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Egupt, Ali, Suez, Ottoman. 5492

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Once Upon Another Time - Ventures Behind the Iron Curtain, Douglas-Home, Jessica
17 Once Upon Another Time - Ventures Behind the Iron Curtain
Douglas-Home, Jessica. Michael Russell, London, 2000. first edition, Hardback, 220mm x 143mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 231pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Gift Inscription. Just a little wear and bumping to top of spine else near fine. Dustwrapper has been handled once or twice else near fine. A rewarding account of a well-connected English woman and her secret work assisting dissident artists in Eastern Europe during the rule of the Communists. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Poland, Czechoslovakia, dissident, Havel. 5488

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Richard Cobden - Independent Radical, Edsall, Nicholas C.
18 Richard Cobden - Independent Radical
Edsall, Nicholas C.. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1986. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm grey cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, xiv prelims, 465pp. plus index, Very Good/Good +++. Spine bumped, dusting to top block edge, book still in very good condition. Impressively tight and clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) has spine colour faded, just a little wear to flaps, still presentable. Biography of a controversial figure in mid-19th century British politics. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Manchester, Corn, radical, liberalism. 1310

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Diplomatic Bag - Memories of a Junior Diplomat 1920-1936, Eeman, Harold
19 Diplomatic Bag - Memories of a Junior Diplomat 1920-1936
Eeman, Harold. Robert Hale, London, 1980. first edition, Hardback, 223mm x 143mm green cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 249pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Harold Eeman. Good +/Good +. Book is tight with no markings, though boards are a little dusty and block edges are grubby. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear. Front flap clipped. Recollections of a young British diplomat on service in Egypt, Greece, Canada and Scandinavia. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Diplomacy, embassy, British. 9194

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Five at 10 - Prime Ministers' Consorts since 1957, Farr, Diana
20 Five at 10 - Prime Ministers' Consorts since 1957
Farr, Diana. Andre Deutsch, London, 1985. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm maroon cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, xii prelims, 232+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Block a little tanned with age, book otherwise nice and clean, binding tight. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear only, front flap clipped. A study of the unique lives led by the spouses of five UK Prime Ministers from Macmillan to Thatcher. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Downing, politics, consort. 9672

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Cecil Rhodes, Flint, John
21 Cecil Rhodes
Flint, John. Little, Brown, Boston / Toronto, 1974. first edition, Hardback, 21cm x 14cm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xx prelims, 268pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good/Fair. Spine bumped, book well read but all pages clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) has shelfwear with chipping to all edges. Biography of perhaps the ultimate British imperialist. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Rhodes, Africa, Oxford. 5468

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Garibaldi - The Man and the Nation, Frischauer, Paul
22 Garibaldi - The Man and the Nation
Frischauer, Paul. Ivor Nicholson, London, 1935. first edition, Hardback, 227mm x 155mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, vii prelims, 365+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Spine faded, boards also faintly blotchy in places. Block edges just a little worn from handling, else clean and tight. Biography of the 19th century Italian revolutionary who did much to unify his nation politically. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Mazzini, papacy, redshirt, risorgimento. 13223

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Madame Ambassador - The Life of Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, Guthrie, Anne
23 Madame Ambassador - The Life of Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
Guthrie, Anne. Macmillan, London, 1963. first thus, Hardback, 22cm x 14cm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, x prelims, 182pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good/Good. Ex-lib with stickers and stamps. Spine and boards bumped, edges dusty, text and plates nice and clean. Dustwrapper has general light shelfwear and evidence of handling. Memoirs of Jawaharlal Nehru's sister - a woman who became a significant political figure in her own right. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Pandit, Nehru, United Nations, India. 5476

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William Pitt the Younger, Hague, William
24 William Pitt the Younger
Hague, William. Harper Collins, London, 2004. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xxv prelims, 652+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. A hefty biography of the late 18th century British premier who attained the highest office at a young age, penned by a politician of a later epoch who also attained fame - though not the highest office - at a precocious age. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Napoleon, Sheridan, revolution, Nelson. 13310

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A Sparrow's Flight - Memoirs, Hailsham, Lord
25 A Sparrow's Flight - Memoirs
Hailsham, Lord. Collins, London, 1990. first edition, Hardback, 240mm x 157mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 463+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good +. Previous owner's name. Book has been well read, some wear around edges, spine creased, pages clean. Dustwrapper has been handled, some wear to edges and from handling. Memoirs of the latterly-ennobled Quentin Hogg, a long-serving Tory politician of the 20th century. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Chancellor, Conservative, Cabinet, Thatcher This book is unusually heavy or large and may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 14497

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Good and Faithful Servant - The Unauthorized Biography of Bernard Ingham, Harris, Robert
26 Good and Faithful Servant - The Unauthorized Biography of Bernard Ingham
Harris, Robert. Faber & Faber, London, 1990. first edition, Hardback, 8vo black cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, xi prelims, 202pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Fine/Fine. Dustwrapper fine. A biography of Bernard Ingham, a Yorkshireman journalist who became one of the most powerful men in Britain as Press Secretary to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Politics, Thatcher, Press. 2432

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Sailing, Heath, Edward
27 Sailing
Heath, Edward. Sidgwick & Jackson, London, 1975. first edition, Hardback, 255mm x 192mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 185pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Very Good. Inscribed by author. Inscribed by Heath on 28/05/76. Book feels nice and sturdy, base of spine a little bumped, block just a little aged. Dustwrapper (now protected) has just a little shelfwear but overall bright, clean and presentable. The erstwhile UK premier reviews his career as an international race sailor of the first rank. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Heath, sailing, Hobart, Cloud. 5480

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The Autobiography of Edward Heath - The Course of My Life, Heath, Edward
28 The Autobiography of Edward Heath - The Course of My Life
Heath, Edward. Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1998. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xiv prelims, 767+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. Latter-day memoir of fanatically europhile Tory premier who was also a high achiever in the worlds of music and international yacht racing. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: ocean, Conservative, Thatcher, EEC This book is unusually heavy or large and may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 12164

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29 Water Under the Bridges
Henderson (P.C., G.C.B., G.C.M.G.), Rt. Hon. Neville. Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1945. first edition, Hardback, 8vo dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 221pp. Good/NoWrapper. Gift Inscription. Private library sticker on inner front board. Book listed as a war production but feels sturdier than usual such product. Spine and boards bumped and block aged with some barely visible markings to boards. Pages clean. Political recollections of a British diplomat. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Diplomacy, Russia, Foreign, war. 5483

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Life in the Jungle - My Autobiography, Heseltine, Michael
30 Life in the Jungle - My Autobiography
Heseltine, Michael. Hodder & Stoughton, London, 2000. first edition, Hardback, 240mm x 157mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xiv prelims, 560+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. Memoir of high-achieving Tory politician who played the central role in the downfall of Prime Minister Thatcher but who ultimately failed in his own lifelong quest for the premiership. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Thatcher, Conservative, Docklands, Tarzan This book is unusually heavy or large and may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 12185

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