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An Ambassador Speaks Out - Speeches and Writings

By: Argov, Shlomo ; Kollek, Teddy

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1983

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 5107


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 View more info

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Swords and Ploughshares - Bringing Peace to the 21st century

By: Ashdown, Paddy

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2007

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 8412


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 View more info

Victoria & Disraeli - The making of a romantic partnership

By: Avonson, Theo

Price: £5.50

Publisher: London, Cassell: 1977

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5096


Hardback, 8vo red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xii prelims, 222pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Tight and solid with no markings. Top of block a little dusty. Dustwrapper has been handled occasionally. Just a little shelfwear along top. The remarkble story of the relationhip between a widowed Queen and her Prime Minister - both formal and informal. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Victoria, Disraeli, Empress View more info

Cities and Men

By: Barnard, Inman ; Huddleston, Sisley

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Geoffrey Bles: 1940

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 7900


Hardback, 224mm x 140mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, x prelims, 264+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. No d/w. Book generally bumped and worn around edges, block a little darkened with age, dusty on top edge, pages clean. Memoirs of Barnard, edited and introduced by Huddleston. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Egypt, France, America, Barnard. View more info

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Look Back Look Forward

By: Beddington-Behrens (C.M.G., M.C. and Bar, Ph.D), Edward

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1963

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Inscribed by author

Seller ID: 2444


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. ... View more info

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What Manner of Man - A biography of Martin Luther King

By: Bennett, Lerone

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Allen & Unwin: 1966

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2437


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. ... View more info

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Spies and Other Secrets - Memoirs from the Second Cold War

By: Bethell, Nicholas

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Viking: 1994

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 9643


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 Unio... View more info

Image for The Claws of the Dragon - Kang Sheng - the evil genius behind Mao - and his legacy of terror in people's China

The Claws of the Dragon - Kang Sheng - the evil genius behind Mao - and his legacy of terror in people's China

By: Byron, John ; Pack, Robert

Price: £6.50

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1992

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 8348


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 View more info

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Last Lion - The Fall and Rise of Ted kennedy

By: Canellos, Peter S. (ed)

Price: £8.50

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 2007

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 8427


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: Kenn... View more info

An Hour Before Daylight - Memories of a Rural Boyhood

By: Carter, Jimmy

Price: £5.00

Publisher: New York, Touchstone: 2001

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 12151


Paperback, 234mm x 154mm , 286pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback has been read but still clean with minimal wear. Childhood memoir of sometime US President which conveys much of the spirit of Georgia and the Southern United States in the Depression era, before the age of Civil Rights. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Georgia, racism, sharecropping, farming View more info

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Titan - The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.

By: Chernow, Ron

Price: £8.00

Publisher: New York, Vintage Books: 2004

Edition: second thus

Seller ID: 12165


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. Key... View more info

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Memories & Adventures

By: Churchill, Winston S.

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1989

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 8400


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 Conserv... View more info

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Saddam - the Secret Life

By: Coughlin, Con

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 2002

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 12162


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 B... View more info

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

By: Craig, W.H.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London & New York, John Lane - The Bodley Head: 1907

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 13222


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... View more info

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Bismarck

By: Crankshaw, Edward

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1981

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 13293


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 ... View more info

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F W de Klerk - The Man in his Time

By: de Klerk, Willem

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Johannesburg, Jonathan Ball: 1991

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 5499


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 View more info

The Founder of Modern Egypt - A Study of Muhammad Ali

By: Dodwell, Henry

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 1931

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 5492


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 View more info

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Once Upon Another Time - Ventures Behind the Iron Curtain

By: Douglas-Home, Jessica

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Michael Russell: 2000

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 5488


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. Key... View more info

Richard Cobden - Independent Radical

By: Edsall, Nicholas C.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press: 1986

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 1310


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, radic... View more info

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Diplomatic Bag - Memories of a Junior Diplomat 1920-1936

By: Eeman, Harold

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, Robert Hale: 1980

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 9194


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, Brit... View more info

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In Search of Identity - An Autobiography

By: el-Sadat, Anwar

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Collins: 1978

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16142


Hardback, 234mm x 150mm grey cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, ix prelims, 360+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good +. Book has been read, spine creased at top, edges faded, light wear also to block edges, pages clean. Dustwrapper is clean with light wear and chipping to edges. Memoir of Egyptian President published in the aftermath of his historic 1977 visit to Israel. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Nasser, Egypt, Arab, Knesset View more info

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Five at 10 - Prime Ministers' Consorts since 1957

By: Farr, Diana

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Andre Deutsch: 1985

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 9672


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 View more info

Cecil Rhodes

By: Flint, John

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Boston / Toronto, Little, Brown: 1974

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5468


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 View more info

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Garibaldi - The Man and the Nation

By: Frischauer, Paul

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Ivor Nicholson: 1935

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 13223


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 View more info

Image for Madame Ambassador - The Life of Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit

Madame Ambassador - The Life of Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit

By: Guthrie, Anne

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1963

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 5476


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, Uni... View more info

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A Sparrow's Flight - Memoirs

By: Hailsham, Lord

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London, Collins: 1990

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 14497


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, C... View more info

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Good and Faithful Servant - The Unauthorized Biography of Bernard Ingham

By: Harris, Robert

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1990

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2432


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 View more info

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Sailing

By: Heath, Edward

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Sidgwick & Jackson: 1975

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Inscribed by author

Seller ID: 5480


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 ... View more info

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The Autobiography of Edward Heath - The Course of My Life

By: Heath, Edward

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1998

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 12164


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 Thi... View more info

Water Under the Bridges

By: Henderson (P.C., G.C.B., G.C.M.G.), Rt. Hon. Neville

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1945

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 5483


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 View more info