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Winston Churchill

Sir Winston S Churchill (1874-1965) was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on two occasions from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. He is celebrated as one of greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century but he was also a gifted orator, statesman and historian. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953 and has published a number of very well respected titles.

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Never Give In Winston Speeches

Winston Churchill's Speeches

Published by Bloomsbury 2013. Trade sized softback 436 pages.

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The Wisdom of Winston Churchill Winston Wisdom

Words of war and peace

Edited by Sean Lamb. Published by Arcturus. Paperback 384 pages.

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The Sayings of Winston Churchill Winston Sayings

Winston Churchill's Speeches

Edited by J A Sutcliffe. Published by Duckworth 1992. Paperback 64 pages.

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Sixty Minutes with Winston Churchill Sixty Minutes

By W H Thompson (Churchill's Shadow)

Published by Christopher Johnson 1953. First edition. Hardback 92 pages.

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Winston Churchill - His Wit and Wisdom Wit and Wisdom

Published by Heron Books undated. Hardback faux leather binding with gold embossing.

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The World Crisis 1911-1918 vol 2 (1915-1918) The World Crisis

Published by Odhams Press Ltd undated circa 1930's. Hardback 1477 pages.

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A History of the English Speaking Peoples Winston History

volumes 1-4

Published by Cassell 1964. Hardback complete with colour dust jackets in good condition 1414 pages total.

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The Wilderness Years

The Wilderness Years by Martin Gilbert
published by Macmillan London Ltd, 1981

This book covers the ten remarkable years up to the Second World War during which Churchill remained alone and abused in the political wilderness. Fascinating reading about one of this countries greatest leaders.
279 pages hardback
ISBN 0333325648

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Mr Churchill

Mr Churchill
Mr Churchill

by 'A Man in the Street'
published by H A & W L Pitkin, 1945
A pictorial cavalcade of his life and extracts from his immortal speeches.Fascinating record in picture form and the words of the great man himself.
28 pages paperback

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Folio Society Editions

Books are not just functional items but can also be works of art in themselves. And for the best examples of these you are hard pressed to find finer than the Folio Society Editions. We have fine examples on offer here at cj-books-etc:

The Dead Sea Scrolls

translated by Geza Vermes

Dead Sea On the western shores of the Dead Sea, about eight miles south of Jericho, lies a complex of ruins known as Khirbet Qumran. It occupies one of the lowest parts of the Earth, on the fringe of the hot and arid wastes of the Wilderness of Judea, and it today, apart from occasional invasions from coach loads of tourists, lifeless, silent and empty. But from that place members of an ancient Jewish religious community whose centre it was, hurried out one day and in secrecy climbed the cliffs in order to hide away in eleven caves their precious scrolls. No one came back to retrieve them undisturbed for almost 2000 years... until 1947.

vermes This translation of the scrolls by Geza Vermes enables the general reader to come into direct contact with the literary works found at Qumran. The text has been selected from the acclaimed book by Geza Vermes 'The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English' and the aim has been to include all the more complete scrolls especially those, which describe the community that created them and throw light on its customs and beliefs. They include community rules and laws on peace and war, hymns, songs and psalms, and a number of fascinating biblical texts and commentaries.

insidedead This beautifully produced book includes copious full colour and black and white prints and come complete in a sturdy protective sleeve. An ideal gift or pure self-indulgence!

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Ill Met by Moonlight

by W Stanley Moss

Moonlight This book recounts the kidnapping in 1944, by two young officers (Moss and Patrick Leigh Fermor) serving in the S.O.E. (Special Operations Executive), of a German General from his headquarters in Crete and the spiriting of him over the mountains of that island into a motor-launch and so to captivity. It was written down crisply during and straight after the event by one of the young officers and at once banned by the War Office until 1950 when they allowed a shortened version to be published. This edition follows the text of this original published first edition.

It shows the daring and audacity of youth against a background of war and in the words of the author:

'I have not attempted to bring it up to date or rewrite any part of it, for to do so would be to lose the spirit of light heartedness and twenty-two-year-old exuberance (almost bumptiousness) with which it was written'

Moonlight Beautifully bound in dark blue cloth with embossed illustration and sturdy slipcase, and copious black and white photographs inside, this special edition is available from cj-books-etc for

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The Golden Fleece

by Robert Graves

Golden Written between November 1943 and July 1944, Graves' prose narrative describes the journey of the Argo and her crew in splendid detail and scholarly mastery. His sure handed lightness of touch saves us from a tale which could so easily have become portentous. But the narrative is anchored in a wealth of detail quarried from three decades of study into the classics. The reader could not only build the Argo from his specifications but launch it while celebrating the correct sacrifices as well!

Graves feeds his Argonauts on 'flat cakes made of spelt, dried tunny steaks, jars of dolphin oil and sweet pickled carcasses of mutton', and sets a course for them which has often been a notorious problem even amongst classical authors. Taking into account detailed information on tides, currents, winds and landmarks, he succeeds in making the journey of the Argo seem so real!

Golden This beautiful edition in teal coloured cloth with black and gold embossed illustration and sturdy slipcase, and copious full colour art work illustrations by Graham Baker, is available from cj-books-etc.

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Political History

The Blair Agenda

Blair Agenda edited by Mark Perryman
published by Lawrence & Wishart, 1996

How did Blair's brand of modernisation measure up to the changing shape of late twentieth century politics. Essays from nearly a dozen contributors from the world of politics
256 pages paperback
ISBN 0853158436

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Inside Out

inside out by Peter Watt
published by Biteback Publishing, 2010

The most explosive political book for years. Peter Watt knows where the bodies are buried and isn't afraid to tell us. This is his story of betrayal and cowardice at the heart of New Labour.
210 pages hardback
ISBN 9781849540384

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Reforming Britain

Reforming Britain by John Morrison
published by Reuters, 2001

A readable guide to what the Blair Government did to the constitution from 1997 to 2001, highlighting the issues and including an objective discussion.
562 pages hardback
ISBN 190368403X

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The Fight For Tower

The Fight For Tower
The Fight For Tower

by Tyrone O'Sullivan
produced by ADEVOY, 1994

Filmed mainly as it happened, this is the best film made about the fight to save Tower Colliery in the South Wales Coalfield in the mid 1990's. It tells the story about how the miners took on the National Coal Board (and ultimately the Conservative Government) to save their pit from closure and then pursue a workers' buy-out. This is a rare copy of this important political documentary.
40 minute VHS Video Recording

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The Powers Behind The Prime Minister

The Powers Behind The Prime Minister by Dennis Kavanagh & Anthony Seldon
published by Harper Collins, 2000

The hidden influence of no.10. As relevant today as it was in 2000 if not more so. A superb unravelling of the mysteries that lie behind the famous black door.
400 pages paperback
ISBN 0006531431

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I'm Not The Only One

I'm Not The Only One by George Galloway
published by Penguin, 2004

Political firebrand, bete-noir of the right wing tabloids and thorn in the side of New Labour, George Galloway is one of the most iconoclastic figures in modern politics. In this book he continues to speak out for the millions of citizens who feel powerless and disenfranchised in today's political vaccuum.
'Never mind Benn or Foot - Galloway is the most eloquent left-winger since Bevan. It is a pleasure to disagree with him.' Frank Johnson, Daily Telegraph.
185 pages paperback
ISBN 0713998075

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Miscellaneous

Honoring God in Red or Blue

Honoring Approaching Politics with Humility, Grace, and Reason
by Dr Amy E Black
published by Moody Publishers, 2012

Signed by the author.
Politics isn't a four letter word. The author puts forward that it's time for a new approach to political divides with an extra measure of grace. This could not be more appropriate than in the present situation unfolding in the US.
206 pages paperback
ISBN 9780802404879

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Last Train From Kummersdorf

Last Train from Kummersdorf by Leslie Wilson
published by Faber & Faber, 2003

Your life is in immediate threat. How much trust are you prepared to place in a stranger? Set in Germany in 1945, this is the story of two teenage children in the last weeks of the war and how it is civilians who pay the ultimate price in war.
250 pages hardback
ISBN 0571219128

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Chiang Kai-Shek and the Unity of China

Chiang Kai-Shek and the Unity of China by Joyce Reason
published by The Livingstone Press, 1944

This brief and unbiased outline of the life of Generalissimo as an accomplished war lord and later a great statesman and an explanation of The New Life Movement. 1st edition 3rd impression with slight shelf wear to cover, binding sound, pages clean.
79 pages hardback

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In A Dark Time

In A Dark Time edited by Nicholas Humphrey & Robert Jay Lifton
published by Faber & Faber, 1984

Selected writings showing human beings as savage warriors, helpless victims and individuals who have the courage to say 'No' to war.
174 pages paperback
ISBN 0571133363

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Ourselves and Germany

Ourselves and Germany by The Marquess of Londonderry
published by Penguin, 1938

A Penguin Special edition. Londonderry puts forward his belief Britain should adopt a policy of friendship with Hitler and a better understanding of Germany's aims. This book was first published a year before Britain and Germany were at war and provides a poignant glimpse at the feeling about Hitler by some at the time. This paperback book was never meant to have lasted 80 years and so the pages have become tanned and the binding a little fragile. A good reading copy nevertheless.
183 pages paperback

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Endangered Lives

Endangered Lives by Anthony S Wohl
published by Methuen & Co, 1984

Public health in Victorian Britain. Fever, industrial diseases, filth, inadequate sewerage systems, overcrowding, pollution - London in Victorian times had a lot to be desired! This book analyses the reforms and increased understanding about public health and its perceptions in Victorian society. Considered essential reading for anyone interested in all aspects of Victorian life.
440 pages paperback
ISBN 0416379508

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Historic Britain

Historic Britain by Robert Snedden
published by Parragon, 1996

A Factfinders title. Seventy examples of the best that Historical Britain has to offer complete with chronological list of Kings and Queens and a timeline of UK history. Full colour illustrations throughout.
94 pages hardback
ISBN 0752516884

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D-Day and The Battle of Normandy

D-Day and The Battle of Normandy A Pitken guide with a campaign map
published by PITKIN, 2001

On 6th June 1944 the greatest landing force ever assembled began the Allied liberation of France and of Europe. This guide to the battles and campaign also includes a detailed map of the events and full colour and black and white photos.
28 pages paperback
ISBN 085372682

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Over The Top

Over The Top by Martin Marie Evans
published by Arcturus, 2014

Great battles of the First World War in an innovative look at trench warfare on the Western front and Gallipoli during 1914-18 and the battles which influenced the outcome of the First World War.
240 pages paperback
ISBN 9781841931111

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The Boer War

The Boer War by Fred R van Hartesveldt

This introduction to the Boer War examines its origins, key events such as the sieges of Ladysmith, Kimberly and Mafeking, and key figures such as Kitchener and Roberts. It concludes by asking: if the British won the war, did the Boers win the peace?

Prof. van Hartesveldt is also the author of other books on the Boer War and here gives an expert account of this remarkable and tragic war in South Africa.

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The Boer War by Thomas Pakenham

Pakenham has unearthed important original documents and testimonies from those involved in the war which everyone expected would 'be over by Christmas' but actually raged for nearly three years and turned into the most humiliating war fought by the Britain between 1815 and 1914, and had far-reaching consequences for Europe and South Africa.

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