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Moon Boots and Dinner Suits

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The Battlecruiser HMS Hood

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“A wonderfully illustrated biography” of one of history’s greatest warships whose sinking “signaled the end of the surety that Britannia ruled the waves” (War History Online). Unmatched for beauty, unequalled for size, for twenty years the HMS Hood was the glory ship of the Royal Navy, flying the flag across the world in the twilight years of the British Empire. Here, in words, photos and color illustrations, is the story of her life, her work and her people from keel-laying on the Clyde in 1916 to destruction at the hands of the Bismarck in 1941. Among the eyecatching strengths of the book is a unique gallery of photos, including stills from a recently discovered piece of color footage of the ship, plus a spectacular set of computer-generated images of both the exterior and interior by the world’s leading exponent of the art—a man who worked with the film director James Cameron (of Titanic fame). A wealth of new information on Hood’s structure and operation make it essential reading for the enthusiast, modeler and historian alike. Hugely successful from its first publication, this is the third printing of the ultimate book on the ultimate ship of the pre-war era. “The most comprehensive study of a modern warship ever undertaken.”—Warship World

Do You Think That s Wise

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Best known for Dad’s Army, in which his Sergeant Wilson played the languid, rakish foil to Arthur Lowe’s pompous, chippy Captain Mainwaring, John Le Mesurier was one of Britain’s favourite and most recognisable character actors. The epitome of insouciance and languor on screen, in real life this charming, quietly-spoken bon viveur was plagued by private turmoil and heartbreak. Married three times, he saw his first wife succumb to alcoholism, his second – the comedy diva Hattie Jacques – move her lover into the family home, and his third enjoy a passionate dalliance with troubled comic Tony Hancock. As Graham McCann reveals in this fully authorised and moving biography, as an actor John Le Mesurier was a key ingredient in the success of Britain’s greatest sitcom, but as a man he was far more courageous than Sergeant Wilson was ever meant to be.

The End of Glory

Author : Bruce Taylor
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There have been many fine books written on HMS Hood, the glory of the Royal Navy, while television and cinema have also taken the subject to their heart. No book, however, has ever offered the combination of in-depth research and thrilling narrative to be found in The End of Glory. For twenty years Hood symbolised the Royal Navy during the twilight years of the British Empire before, in 1941, being destroyed in seconds by the battleship Bismarck, a catastrophe that shattered the morale the British public. For those who manned her, however, she was both a home and a fighting platform, and this new book, through official documents as well as the personal accounts and reminiscences of more than 150 crewmen, offers a vivid image of the face of naval life and the face of naval battle.A brilliant behind-the scenes expos of a warship in peace and war, it not only paints an intimate picture of everyday life but deals with any number of controversial issues such as the Invergordon mutiny, escapades ashore and afloat, the Christmas mutiny of 1940 and the terrible conditions onboard in war. This coverage, based on so many original sources, makes for a truly compelling story which neither historian, enthusiast nor general reader will find easy to put down.

AB Bookman s Weekly

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British Book News

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British Theatre

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Dictionary of International Biography

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A biographical record of contemporary achievement together with a key to the location of the original biographical notes.

British Books in Print

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Oxford dictionary of national biography

Author : Henry Colin Gray Matthew
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50,000 biographies and 60 million words record the lives of the men and women who shaped all aspects of British history. All walks of life are represented, new fields greatly increased alongside more traditional areas. A new focus gives extended coverageto the regions, Britons abroad and former colonies.

Whitaker s Cumulative Book List

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Punch

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Half Moon and Empty Stars

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Abner Hill, a principled small-town lawyer, risks everything to save his client, Native American Charlie Redtail, from the gas chamber, after he is falsely accused and convicted of murder on the basis of perjured testimony, in a backwater, prejudiced Wyoming town. A first novel. Reprint.

The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
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Fielding s Scandinavia

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Travel Leisure

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Lockheed SR 71

Author : Paul Crickmore
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Tasked with performing highly classified recce missions, Lockheed's SR-71 is undoubtedly the most impressive military jet ever built. This book features contributions from 70 crewmembers and six generals who discuss their experiences and judgements of the Blackbird project, and provides full details of missions flown from Kadena, Beale and Mildenhall.

Fielding s Scandinavia 1993

Author : Martha Berman
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National Library of Australia News

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Brandweek

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