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London: The Bodley Head, 1986. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. xii, 456,  pages. Frontispiece. Map. Note on Editorial Methods. Notes. Appendix 1 Biographical Notes. Appendix 2 Serving officers not previously mentioned, sending letters or telegrams of support to the Gough brothers. Appendix 3 The Irish Command in March 1914. Bibliography. Index. Some page discoloration noted. Published for the Army Records Society; Publications of the Army Records Society, Vol. 2. Ian Beckett is Professor of Military History at the University of Kent. Former positions include Professor of History at University College Northampton, Senior Lecturer at Sandhurst, Professor of Modern History at the University of Luton, and Major-General Matthew C. Horner Distinguished Professor of Military Theory at the US Marine Corps University in Virginia. He is also Chairman of the Army Records Society. Other publications include 'The Oxford History of the British Army' and 'The Great War 1914-1918'. For the National Archives, he wrote the highly-regarded 'The First World War: The Essential Guide to Sources in the UK National Archives'.
New York: Julian Messner, Inc., 1958. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 256 pages. Illustrated endpaper, with some discoloration (newspaper cllipping). Illustrations. A Chronology of His Life. Index. Ink notation inside rear board. DJ has some wear and soiling. Geoffrey Bocca (1924-1983) was an English novelist and historian who resided for many years in the United States. Mr. Bocca worked for a London newspaper before writing books full time. He was a writer-in-residence at several American universities. Bocca wrote several biographies including studies of Winston Churchill, Harry Oakes and Diosdado Macapagal, and covered subjects as diverse as the French Riviera and the assassination of John F. Kennedy in his non-fiction. Bocca wrote two royal biographies on Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor, and Queen Elizabeth II and Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. He also wrote a series of Nazi themed novels featuring Commander Amanda Nightingale, an English spy.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1983. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 752 pages. Endpaper Maps. Illustrations. Sources. Notes. Index. DJ, has some wear, and is in a plastic sleeve. Price clipped. Inscribed, on fep, by Clair Blair to noted broadcaster Hal Bruno. Clay Blair, Jr. (May 1, 1925 – December 16, 1998) was a historian, known for his books on military history. He served on the fleet submarine Guardfish (SS-217) in World War II and later became editor-in-chief of The Saturday Evening Post. He assisted General Omar Bradley in the writing of his autobiography, A General's Life (1983), published after the general's death. Blair wrote two dozen history books and hundreds of magazine articles. His last book was Hitler's U-Boat War: The Hunted, 1942–1945 (1998), which followed Hitler's U-Boat War: The Hunters, 1939–1942 (1996). Blair's history of the Korean War The Forgotten War: America in Korea, 1950–1953 (1987) is considered one of the definitive historical works on the war. His work was notable for his criticism of American political and military leaders. Blair also wrote extensively on the submarine war of World War II, notably in the bestselling Silent Victory: The U.S. Submarine War Against Japan (1975), considered the definitive work on the Pacific submarine war.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1991. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xiv, 337,  pages. References. Index. No DJ present. Henry William Brands Jr. (born August 7, 1953) is an American historian. He holds the Jack S. Blanton Sr. Chair in History at the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned his Ph.D. in history in 1985. He has authored more than thirty books on U.S. history. His works have twice been selected as finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. Examples of Brands' biographical histories include his biographies on Benjamin Franklin, covering the colonial period and the Revolutionary War; Andrew Jackson, covering the War of 1812, western expansion and the National Bank; Ulysses S. Grant, covering the Civil War and Reconstruction; Theodore Roosevelt, covering the Progressive Movement; and Franklin D. Roosevelt, covering the Great Depression, the New Deal, the Second World War, and the ascension of the U.S. as an international power. Loy Wesley Henderson (June 28, 1892 – March 24, 1986) was a United States Foreign Service Officer and diplomat. In between serving as U.S. Minister in Iraq (1943–45), Ambassador to India (1948–51) and Ambassador to Iran (1951–54), Henderson returned to Washington in 1945 to serve at the State Department as the director of the Office of Near Eastern Affairs. There he dealt with the newly elected prime minister, Mohammed Mossadegh, on questions associated with Iran's oil reserves previously owned by British interests that Mossadegh had recently nationalized. He helped orchestrate the 1953 CIA-assisted coup which removed Mossadegh, a democratically elected leader. In 1956, he was named a Career Ambassador.