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Howard Hughes - The Hidden Years, Phelan, James
Howard Hughes - The Hidden Years

F W de Klerk - The Man in his Time, de Klerk, Willem
F W de Klerk - The Man in his Time

A View from the Wings - West End, West Coast, Westminster, Millar, Ronald
A View from the Wings - West End, West Coast, Westminster

The Heart Must Break - The Fight for Democracy and Truth in Burma, Mawdsley, James
The Heart Must Break - The Fight for Democracy and Truth in Burma

Once Upon Another Time - Ventures Behind the Iron Curtain, Douglas-Home, Jessica
Once Upon Another Time - Ventures Behind the Iron Curtain

Sailing, Heath, Edward
Sailing

The Cecil King Diary 1965-1970, King, Cecil
The Cecil King Diary 1965-1970

Madame Ambassador - The Life of Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, Guthrie, Anne
Madame Ambassador - The Life of Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit

 

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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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Look Back Look Forward, Beddington-Behrens (C.M.G., M.C. and Bar, Ph.D), Edward
2 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
3 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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F W de Klerk - The Man in his Time, de Klerk, Willem
4 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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5 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
6 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.
7 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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Cecil Rhodes, Flint, John
8 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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Madame Ambassador - The Life of Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, Guthrie, Anne
9 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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Good and Faithful Servant - The Unauthorized Biography of Bernard Ingham, Harris, Robert
10 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
11 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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12 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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Twelve Cities - a memoir, Jenkins, Roy
13 Twelve Cities - a memoir
Jenkins, Roy. Macmillan, London, 2002. first edition, Hardback, 8vo dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xvii prelims, 249pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Book is not new but no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper has some light shelfwear and has been handled occasionally. A significant figure of 20th century British politics offers a highly cultured take on his favourite world cities. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Jenkins, Paris, Berlin, London. 5475

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The Cecil King Diary 1965-1970, King, Cecil
14 The Cecil King Diary 1965-1970
King, Cecil. Jonathan Cape, London, 1972. first edition, Hardback, 22cm x 14cm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , 353pp. plus index, Good +++/Good +++. Block darkened and dusty on top. Book feels nice and solid. Dustwrapper has some very light shelfwear and a barely visible stain to base of front, otherwise very good. Front flap clipped. The diaries of a senior figure in British public life offer a unique insider's view of a period of optimism and turmoil for Britain. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Bank, IPC, Wilson, Labour. 5479

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15 I Wouldn't Have Missed It
Longhurst, Henry. The Right Book Club, London, 1946. first thus, Hardback, 8vo dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, viii prelims, 207pp. Good/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Spine and boards bumped with small mark to front board. Postwar austerity production. Wartime memoir of eminent journalist and sports commentator. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Longhurst, war, BBC. 5104

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The Prince of Tennessee - The Rise of Al Gore, Maraniss, David ;   Nakashima, Ellen
16 The Prince of Tennessee - The Rise of Al Gore
Maraniss, David ; Nakashima, Ellen. Simon & Schuster, New York, 2000. first edition, Hardback, 8vo brown card boards over cloth spine, gilt titles, first edition, 323pp. plus index, Near Fine/Very Good. Book is near fine, possibly unread. Dustwrapper has some scarring to rear otherwise near fine.. Biography of one-time Presidential candidate and full-time global warming alarmist. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Gore, politics, global warming. 5471

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The Heart Must Break - The Fight for Democracy and Truth in Burma, Mawdsley, James
17 The Heart Must Break - The Fight for Democracy and Truth in Burma
Mawdsley, James. Century, London, 2001. first edition, Hardback, 8vo black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xii prelims, 396pp. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is not new but no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper has been handled once or twice otherwise near fine. The compelling account of a British democracy campaigner jailed by the Burmese regime. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Burma, prison, democracy. 5489

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A View from the Wings - West End, West Coast, Westminster, Millar, Ronald
18 A View from the Wings - West End, West Coast, Westminster
Millar, Ronald. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1993. first edition, Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, vii prelims, 386pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good. Book has been read, top of block dusty. Dustwrapper has been handled, single tear to top of spine at front. Recollections of a playwright and political speechwriter. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Millar, Thatcher, Major. 5493

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Howard Hughes - The Hidden Years, Phelan, James
19 Howard Hughes - The Hidden Years
Phelan, James. Collins, London, 1977. first edition, Hardback, 216mm x 137mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xvi prelims, 201pp. Fair/Good. Book in better than good condition save for 1 sq cm of staining to right edge of block. Base of spine also bumped. Dustwrapper has been handled, spine faded. The true story of the final years in the extraordinary life of the world's most reclusive billionaire. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Hughes, recluse, billionaire. 5502

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Madam Speaker - The Life of Betty Boothroyd, Routledge, Paul
20 Madam Speaker - The Life of Betty Boothroyd
Routledge, Paul. Harper Collins, London, 1995. first edition, Hardback, 8vo dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, x prelims, 262pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Owners inscription. Book is not new but no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper has some light shelfwear and evidence of occasional handling. Biography of the one-time Tiller Girl who became the first-ever woman Speaker of the House of Commons. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Boothroyd, Tiller, Parliament, Speaker. 5472

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Aryamehr: The Shah of Iran - A Political, Sanghvi, Ramesh
21 Aryamehr: The Shah of Iran - A Political
Sanghvi, Ramesh. Macmillan, London, 1969. first edition, Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , xxvi prelims, 390pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good. Block loosening slightly, edges dusted. Spine bumped and slightly creased. Dustwrapper is worm, with fraying and chipping around edges and general discolouring. Single small tear to top of spine. An account of the early decades of rule by the man fated to be the last Shah of Iran. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Iran, war, Britain, West. 2445

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Mirabeau, Scudder, Evarts S.
22 Mirabeau
Scudder, Evarts S.. Arthur Barker, London, 1935. first edition, Hardback, 8vo purple cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, viii prelims, 279pp. plus index, Fair/Fair. Previous owner's name. Book feels a little loose, spine and boards bumped, foxing to opening/closing pages, block edges grubby. Dustwrapper is faded with shelfwear and chipping. Readable biography of the great genius of the early French Revolution. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Mirabeau, Revolution, Jacobin. 5466

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23 Anecdotes of the Life of Richard Watson, Bishop of Landaff, written by himself at different intervals and revised in 1814
Watson, Richard. Cadell & Davies, London, 1818. second edition, Hardback, 8vo green cloth spine over marbled card boards, gilt titles, second edition, 440pp. Less than good/NoWrapper. Book actually feels solid and sturdy in hands, but block pages are wobbly, presumably caused by dampening. Pp. 3-14 partially detached. Block edges also grubby, boards and spine bumped. Text is still perfectly readable. First Volume in Two-Volume set of Political memoirs. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Watson, Whig, politics. 5163

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Our Partnership, Webb, Beatrice
24 Our Partnership
Webb, Beatrice. Longmans Green, London, 1948. first edition, Hardback, 8vo black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xiii prelims, 544pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Less than good. Top of spine bumped. Top of block dusted. Block loosening. Dustwrapper is shelfworn, with spine faded, and heavy staining to rear. Edited by Barbara Drake and Margaret Cole, and drawing on Beatrice Webb's diaries, this companion volume to "My Apprenticeship" tells the story of Mrs Webb's intellectual and personal partnership with her husband Sidney in the years 1892-1912. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Fabian, Socialism, politics. 2434

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The Last of the Radicals - Josiah Wedgwood M.P., Wedgwood, C.V.
25 The Last of the Radicals - Josiah Wedgwood M.P.
Wedgwood, C.V.. Jonathan Cape, London, 1951. first edition, Hardback, 8vo dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 252pp. plus index, Good/Fair. Owner indented stamp on front endpaper. Block is darkened, dusty on top, light foxing to right, slightly ragged on bottom. Dustwrapper has shelfwear and some grubbiness on rear. "Josh" Wedgwood's niece paints a picture of a curious but wholly sincere political life. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Wedgwood, politics, Zionism. 5464

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Man of Stature - Sir Henry James Tucker, Williams, J. Randolf
26 Man of Stature - Sir Henry James Tucker
Williams, J. Randolf. Camden Editions, Hamilton, Bermuda, 1987. first edition, Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xii prelims, 269pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Base of spine slightly bumped. Dustwrapper has some fading and to tops of flaps. The biography of an important figure of Bermudan politics in the 20th century - a white man who contributed much to the reform of racial politics in his homeland. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Bermuda, government, race. 2439

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Peers in Parliament Reformed, Wyndham, William
27 Peers in Parliament Reformed
Wyndham, William. Quiller Press, London, 1998. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm yellow cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xvi prelims, 240pp. plus index, Near Fine/Near Fine. Book is near fine. Dustwrapper (now protected) is near fine. Cogent argument for reform of the House of Lords. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Lords, parliament, Labour. 5101

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