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Literature & Fiction : War

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Literature & Fiction : War

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A Shadow on the Sun, Cottam, Francis
1 Cottam, Francis A Shadow on the Sun
Simon & Schuster Australia 2005 0743263243 / 9780743263245 First UK edition-first printing Hardcover Very good Very good Book 
VGC.Simon & Schuster,2005.First UK edition-first printing(1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2).Black hardback(silver lettering to the spine,small nick on the edge of the front cover) with Dj(two small watermarks inside the edges of the back Dj cover,small nick and crease on the edges of the Dj cover),both in VGC.Nice and clean pages with some creases on the pages,the second last blank page of the book is missing.The book is in VGC except for the missing page.277pp.Price un-clipped.First edition.

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Synopsis: Polish war exile Julia Smollen has escaped the horrors of a Nazi labour camp to forge a new life in California, with her daughter, Tasha. Sent away to the best school her mother can afford, growing up through the Cold War and the Space Race and coming into contact with the aspiring young Democrat, Jack Kennedy, Tasha is precocious, wilful and politically engaged. As intensely close as Tasha and her mother are, however, she remains unaware of the true identity of her father, the courageous German officer Martin Hamer, who was fatally wounded helping the then-pregnant Julia flee her occupied homeland. But Julia cannot keep the truth hidden from her daughter for ever. A sinister figure from the past is about to emerge, with his own dark, vengeful agenda. 
Price: 9.50 GBP
 
 
City of Gold, Deighton, Len
2 Deighton, Len City of Gold
Century 1992 0712638571 / 9780712638579 First edition-first printing Hardcover Very good Very good Book 
VGC plus.Century,1992.First edition-first printing.Orange hardback(black lettering to the spine,small nicks and scratch on the cover) with Dj(a couple of creases,nicks and scratch on the Dj cover),both in VGC plus.Illustrated with maps inside the front and back cover,plans.Nice and clean pages with a small mark and ink mark on the outer edges,a couple of small creases and nicks on the edges of the pages,previous owner's name and date written on the edge of the half-title page.324pp including Postscript.Price un-clipped.A collectable first edition. 
Price: 19.80 GBP
 
 
Commandos, John, Parker
3 John, Parker Commandos
Bounty Books 2009 075371292X / 9780753712924 Reprinted edition Hardcover Fine Near fine Book 
Fine/Near fine.Bounty Books,2009.Reprinted edition.Pictorial hardback in fine condition, with Dj(two small nicks,crease and scratch on the edges of the Dj cover) in near fine condition.Nice and clean pages as new with a couple of creases and small nicks on the edges of the pages,light shelf wear on the Dj cover.283pp including index.Price clipped.Heavy book. 
Price: 19.50 GBP
 
 
The End Of War, Robbins, David L.
4 Robbins, David L. The End Of War
Orion 2000 0752840959 / 9780752840956 First UK paperback edition Paperback Fine Book 
Fine condition.Orion,2000.First UK paperback edition.Paperback(a couple of creases and nicks on the edges of the cover and spine) in fine condition.Illustrated with b/w maps.The book is new with light shelf wear on the outer edges of the pages,very small tear and a couple of nicks on the edges of the pages.404pp including Bibliography.

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Product Description: In the final months of the Second World War, one strategic question above all occupies the Allies: which liberating army will be the first to march into Berlin. On the western front, Montgomery lobbies for the honour, while Eisenhower becomes more and more determined to thwart him and put an American general -- Bradley or Patton -- in charge of the final thrust; in the east, Stalin's armies advance steadily and ruthlessly towards the apotheosis of their vengeance. David L. Robbins orchestrates the story of the final months of war through the eyes of a gallery of characters both invented and real. We see the western front through the eyes of an American war photographer; Berlin through a mother and daughter hiding a Jewish refugee in the cellar of their house; the eastern advance through soldiers in a punishment battalion, whose fate is to lead every assault. This is another brilliantly authentic and compulsively readable war novel, a worthy successor to WAR OF THE RATS. 
Price: 14.50 GBP
 
 
End of the Beginning: A Novel of Alternate History, Turtledove, Harry
5 Turtledove, Harry End of the Beginning: A Novel of Alternate History
New American Library 2005 0451216687 / 9780451216687 First edition-first printing Hardcover Fine Fine Book 
Fine condition.New American Library,2005.First edition-first printing(10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1).Red hardback with black borders(silver lettering to the spine,small nick on the edge of the cover) with Dj(two small nicks and creases on the edges of the Dj cover),both in fine condition.Nice and clean pages as new but slightly yellow on the outer edges,two pencil marks impressions on the edge of the first blank page of the book.Nice and clean book with light shelf wear.440pp.Price un-clipped.First edition.

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From Publishers Weekly: The human price of war, regardless of nationality, is the relentless focus of this chilling sequel to Turtledove's alternative history Days of Infamy (2004), in which the Japanese conquer Hawaii after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Times are hard for Americans under the occupation. Scarce food and resources result in privation and a thriving black market. Japanese soldiers work POWs to death with heavy labor on insufficient rations. Women are forced into prostitution as comfort women. But the U.S. armed forces have a few tricks up their sleeve, notably a new kind of aircraft that can hold its own against the Zero. Both the Japanese and American militaries scheme, plan and train, while surfer bums, POWs and fishermen just try to get by. A plethora of characters, each with his or her own point of view, provide experiences in miniature that combine to paint a broad canvas of the titanic struggle, if at the cost of a fragmented narrative. 
Price: 14.90 GBP
 




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