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Queen Victoria:  From Her Birth to the Death of the Prince Consort, Woodham-Smith, Cecil
81 Woodham-Smith, Cecil Queen Victoria: From Her Birth to the Death of the Prince Consort
New York Alfred A Knopf 1972 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Cloth Very Good+ in Fair dust jacket 
Illustrated by Nasser, Muriel [cover]

495 pp., 4 appendices, refferences, index, 25 pages of photographs, paintings, and drawings. Light brown cloth boards with gold lettering. Spine slightly slanted, minor edgewear. DJ has 2 1/2" tear, 1/2" chip at bottom of spine and a couple of small tears and chips. Text is bright and clean.

"Cecil Woodham-Smith's essential achievement is to give us, amply and convincingly, both Victoria herself - the complexities of her emotional life, the nuances of her temperament, her directness and strength, her private and her ceremonial presence - and the central experience of the England that affected and changed her."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
005983 
Price: 8.00 USD

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Yeager: An Autobiography, Yeager, Chuck; Janos, Leo
82 Yeager, Chuck; Janos, Leo Yeager: An Autobiography
Toronto Bantam Books 1985 0553050931 / 9780553050936 Hardcover Very Good in Fair dust jacket 


DJ taped to boards, one 3 1/2" tear and 3 small tears, shallow chips at flap and spine ends. Three sets of glossy photographs tipped in. Text is bright and clean.

"General Chuck Yeager, the greatest test pilot of them all. . . the first man to fly faster than the speed of sound. . . the World War II fighting ace who shot down a Messerschmitt jet with a prop-driven P-51 Mustang. . . the hero who defined a certain quality that all the hot-shot flyboys of the post-war era aimed to achieve. . . Chuck Yeager is the right stuff. Now Chuck Yeager tells his whole incredible life story with the same 'wide-open, full throttle' approach that has marked his career as a flier."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
005977 
Price: 6.00 USD

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King Edward VIII: A Biography, Ziegler, Philip
83 Ziegler, Philip King Edward VIII: A Biography
New York Alfred a Knopf Inc 1991 0394577302 / 9780394577302 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 


552 pp., notes, nomenclature, bibliographical notes, index, 74 glossy black and white photographs tipped in. Pastedowns depict genealogy starting with Victoria and Albert. Spine slightly curved. DJ has minor edgewear and one tiny tear. A bright, attractive copy.

"Edward was twentieth century's Prince Charming. He was handsome, eloquent, quick-witted, charismatic, a dazzling foil to his stuffy royal parents. He was a popular hero who saw firsthand the hell of the trenches in the Great War, who raged at the miseries of the Depression, who adored jazz, danced the night away and seemed the very embodiment of a new democratic royalty that would rule the greatest empire on earth. When he became King in 1936, only those closest to him knew that this radiant image could not - would not - endure; even insiders were scarcely prepared for the appalling scandal and shock when, a mere eleven months later, his reign abruptly ended with a nighttime journey to France and marriage to an American divorcée. Drawing on Edward's extremely frank and explicit diaries, on his two thousand love letters (long assumed to have been destroyed) and on the private and secret papers of Baldwin, Chamberlain and Churchill, Ziegler enables us to see the man, for the first time, as he was. In this deeply ,moving book, written with authority and with judicious compassion, the truth about Edward - the prince, the King and the exile - is finally told."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
005978 
Price: 9.50 USD

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