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100 Years of the Royal Australian Navy.
Oldham, Charles.
Fair Count Media Group / Ross Jobson / Peter Antell Sydney, Bondi Junction 2011 
  Paperback large quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour text-photos & adverts, minor edgewear, few light creases covers. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. 296 pp. This book tells the history of the Royal Australian Navy. In 1911, King George V granted the title Royal Australian Navy to the Commonwealth Naval Forces. Australian men and women have served during the First and Second World War, the Korean War, the Malayan Emergency, the Middle East and various United Nations peacekeeping missions. The many photos bring this book to life. 
Price: $28.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 26514  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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A History of the 2/18th Infantry Battalion: Based on the Original Book Against All Odds.
Elliott, Di; Silver, Lynette.
ISBN: 9781876439835
2/18th Battalion (AIF) Association / Australian Military History Publications (AMHP) Sydney, Pennant Hills 2007 
  Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, as new condition, pictorial cover, black & white photos. 306 pp. War service in Singapore and Malaya, and as prisoners of war in camps in Singapore, Borneo, Japan, Sumatra, and on the Thai-Burma Railway. Revised edition of James Burfitt's "Against All Odds" (1991). It was raised in northern NSW and Sydney in 1940 as part of the 8th Division. It assumed garrison duties in Malaya in February 1941 and trained continuously for ten months, with an emphasis on jungle warfare. It had a total of nine days in its fighting history and during that brief period lost 225 men killed, with over 400 wounded. With the fall of Singapore it went into captivity, its men being split between camps in Singapore, Sumatra, Java, Borneo and Japan, and on the Burma-Thai railway. Includes a nominal roll. 
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 16867  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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A Kind of Cattle.
Roberts, Barney; Young, Adrian (illustrator); Clark, Manning (foreword).
ISBN: 0642994781
Australian War Memorial Canberra 1985 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), maps, black & white text-photos, black & white drawings, minor edgewear jacket, base spine & corners little rubbed. 189 pp. About his time as a prisoner of the Germans in the Second World War. He was taken prisoner at Megara on the Greek mainland. He and his friends went by forced march and cattle truck to a camp in Northern Yugoslavia. Barney changed their luck by volunteering his group for a work party going to a farming community on the mountainous south-eastern border of Austria. He has included poems written long after his flight from captivity. Very few Australian prisoners of the Germans have told their stories. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28191  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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A Kingdom under Siege: Nepal's Maoist Insurgency, 1996 to 2003.
Thapa, Deepak; Sijapati, Bandita (with).
ISBN: 9993359076
Printhouse Kathmandu 2004 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, tables, minor edgewear. 234 pp. Explains the political and social background to the Maoist insurgency that has embroiled Nepal's government, political parties, king, police, and army against highly motivated guerilla fighters since 1996. By early 2003, the rebels had advanced to threaten the central institutions of the Nepalese state. Describes how a combination of state neglect, political instability and the growth of radical left politics led to a build-up of tensions. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 15779  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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A Merciful Journey: Recollections of a World War II Patrol Boat Man.
Hordern, Marsden.
ISBN: 0522851657
Miegunyah / Melbourne University Press (MUP) Melbourne 2005 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, minor edgewear jacket (small closed tear & scuff rear side), tiny dent rear cover. 334 pp. This book is the compelling story of the author's life from a happy childhood growing up in Sydney during the Great Depression, to his years serving in the Royal Australian Navy from 1942 to 1947 (Timor and New Guinea). He has used the letters and journals he wrote at the time, to recount his triumphs and disasters as a naval officer, detailing his rise from a young sub-lieutenant to a lieutenant in command of his own ship. This is a wonderful memoir of a young man's coming of age in wartime. 
Price: $45.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30134  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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A Parting Shot: Shelling of Australia by Japanese Submarines.
Jones, Terry; Carruthers, Steven.
ISBN: 9780977506347
Casper Publications Sydney, Narrabeen 2013 
  Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, colour photos, maps, tables, corner tip front cover little scuffed, minor edgewear. 319 pp. This book traces the story of the Japanese submarine shelling of Sydney and Newcastle on 8 June 1942. Revealing for the first time the contents of the bomb disposal squad war diary, The authors reconstruct events that happened in both cities, including the search for, recovery and disposal of unexploded shells. This book is more than an account of a significant event in Australia's wartime history-it is a landmark story about good luck, tragedy and courage. 
Price: $40.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30254  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal.
Macintyre, Ben.
ISBN: 9781408851739
Bloomsbury London 2014 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, spine little creased. 355 pp. Kim Philby was the most notorious British defector and Soviet mole in history. Agent, double agent, traitor and enigma, he betrayed every secret of Allied operations to the Russians in the early years of the Cold War. Philby's two closest friends in the intelligence world, Nicholas Elliott of MI6 and James Jesus Angleton, the CIA intelligence chief, thought they knew Philby better than anyone, and then discovered they had not known him at all. With access to newly released MI5 files and family papers, this definitive biography unlocks what is perhaps the last great secret of the Cold War. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 16335  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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A Spy for All Seasons: My Life in the CIA.
Clarridge, Duane R.; Diehl, Digby (with).
ISBN: 0684800683
Lisa Drew / Scribner New York 1997 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, old price marks. 430 pp. Autobiography the highest ranking American spy directly and personally involved in espionage and counterterrorism worldwide to make public his life. He was a senior CIA officer for over 30 years who rose to senior levels, but became famous in the 1980s for his role in the Iran-Contra Affair (for which he was charged, but later pardoned). He is also is noted for helping to establish, and was chief of, the new CIA Counter-tTerrorist Center. 
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 16979  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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An Anzac's Story.
Kyle, Roy; Courtenay, Bryce (introduction).
ISBN: 0670910740
Viking / Penguin Books Melbourne 2005 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, minor edgewear jacket, base spine lightly rubbed, ribbon bookmark. 277 pp. Autobiography of service during WW1, particularly Gallipoli. Roy started writing this memoir at the age of 89 and almost completed it before he died in 1996 - just a month before his 99th birthday. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 24833  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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An Awkward Truth: The Bombing of Darwin February 1942.
Grose, Peter.
ISBN: 9781741756432
Allen & Unwin Sydney 2009 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, corner tip front cover creased, bottom edge rubbed, minimal edgewear & creasing. 258 pp. The Japanese bombing raid on Darwin, on 19 February 1942, was the first wartime assault on Australian soil. The Japanese struck with the same carrier-borne force that devastated Pearl Harbor only ten weeks earlier. There was a difference: more bombs fell on Darwin, more civilians were killed, and more ships were sunk. The people of Darwin abandoned their town, leaving it to looters, a few anti-aircraft batteries, and a handful of dogged defenders with single-shot rifles. Yet the story has remained in the shadows. Drawing on long-hidden documents and first-person accounts, Grose tells what really happened. There was much to be proud of in Darwin that day: courage, mateship, determination and improvisation. But the dark side of the story involves looting, desertion and a calamitous failure of leadership. (1 of 2 available copies.). 
Price: $14.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 15138  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Armidale 42: A Survivor's Account: Memory and Imagination.
Madigan, Col; Senbergs, Jan (illustrator); Watson, Don.
ISBN: 0732910390
Pan Macmillan Sydney 1999 
  Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white drawings, minimal edgewear. 96 pp. Richly illustrated story of a survivor of the sinking of the Australian naval ship HMAS Armidale in the Timor Sea in 1941. 
Price: $16.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 11779  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Au Revoir My Darling: An Intimate War Correspondence 1940 - 1945.
Haughton, Heather.
ISBN: 9781741109054
New Holland Sydney 2010 
  Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), illustrated endpapers, minimal edgewear jacket. 224 pp. Poignant letters between husband and wife, separated by the Second World War. The letters were in an old suitcase full of her parents war correspondence. The letters were inherited by the author when her mother died. The best letters are reproduced here. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27346  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Australia Under Siege: Japanese Submarine Raiders 1942.
Carruthers, Steven L.
ISBN: 0959361405
Solus Books / JMSR Film Production Sydney 1982 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor creasing covers, minor edgewear. 192 pp. Just three months after the surprise air raid over Darwin in 1942, Australians were once again shaken when the Japanese launched a surprise midget submarine attack on Sydney Harbour. There is a mystery surrounding the reactions of the Navy in dealing with the matter. About the secret signal codebreaking operation in Australia which detected - but neglected to warn of - the impending attack. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 13870  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Australia Under Surveillance.
Moorhouse, Frank.
ISBN: 9780857985972
Random House Sydney 2014 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, front cover little creased near spine, slight scuff last page, minor edgewear. 298 pp. From the author's notes: This book is not so much about the news of today but rather a contemplative look at the serious changes and patterns in Australian law and political thinking following the extensions of ASIO's powers. The book looks at whether we are legislating ourselves into a national security state. 
Price: $18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 29613  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Bay of Pigs: The Untold Story.
Wyden, Peter.
ISBN: 0224017543
Jonathan Cape London 1979 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, coloured top edge lightly faded, minor edgewear jacket, boards lightly faded. 352 pp. Based on painstaking research, eye-witness accounts, interviews with combatants on both sides - including Fidel Castro and Richard Bissell, the former C.I.A. Deputy Director who masterminded the secret invasion of Cuba. Carefully re-creates the mismanaged intrigues that lead up to the event, and colorfully portrays each character in the drama. 
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 24802  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Beneath Hill 60: The Australian Miners' Secret Warfare Beneath the Trenches of the Western Front.
Davies, Will.
ISBN: 9781741669367
Vintage / Random House Sydney 2010 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, small mark top edge, top corner tip rear cover little worn, minor edgewear. 272 pp. On June 7 1917, 19 massive mines shattered the Messines Ridge near Ypres. This is the untold brutal story of the battle underground during the First World War, where men suffocated in the blue-grey clay, drowned in the liquid chalk, choked on the poisonous air or died violently in the darkness and fetid air in hand-to-hand fighting. The author tells the complete and inspiring story behind the major Australian motion picture. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 26762  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Beneath the Dardanelles: The Australian Submarine at Gallipoli.
Basarin, Vecihi Hurmuz; Basarin, Hatice Hurmuz.
ISBN: 9781741755954
Allen & Unwin Sydney 2008 
  Paperback trade, cancelled EX-LIBRARY, good plus condition, sepia (brown-tinted) & colour photos centre spread, library marks (contact plastic cover, barcode, spine label, rubber stamps). 211 pp. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 16605  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army.
Scahill, Jeremy.
ISBN: 9781846686528
Serpent's Tail / Profile Books London 2008 
  Paperback thick trade, very good plus condition. 550 pp. Blackwater is the private army and business that the US government has quietly hired to operate in war zones and on American soil. It has a military base, a fleet of aircraft and 20,000 troops, but since September 2007 the firm has been hit by a series of scandals that, nevertheless, have led to unprecedented expansion. This updated edition includes Scahill's continued investigative work into the disturbing privatisation of war. 
Price: $13.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 16448  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Blood On My Hands: An Australian Surgeon's Extraordinary Story of Courage and Conflict.
Jurisevic, Craig.
ISBN: 9780980757002
Wild Dingo Press Melbourne 2011 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, maps, colour photos center spread, corners tips little creased covers, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. 328 pp. Memoirs of an Australian surgeon. The author recalls his grandfather's ordeal in a Nazi concentration camp and to honour his memory he offers his skills as a surgeon to the victims of the war in Kosovo. This book has been co-written with Robert Hillman. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28885  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Blood Year: Islamic State and the Failures of the War on Terror.
Kilcullen, David.
ISBN: 9781863958257
Black Inc. Melbourne 2016 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, maps, corner rear cover creased, pages faintly toned as common, minimal edgewear. 288 pp. We have seen a 'blood year' (2015): massacres and beheadings, fallen cities, collapsed and collapsing states, the unravelling of a decade of foreign policy and military strategy. We witnessed the rise of ISIS, the splintering of government in Iraq, and a brutal Syrian civil war. What went wrong? He calls on 25 years of experience in security to critically answer that question. He looks to strategy and history to make sense of the crisis. What are the roots of the global jihad movement? What is ISIS? What threats does it pose for Australia? What does its rise say about the effectiveness of the War on Terror since 9/11? 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 7196  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Borneo 1942 - 1945: Australians in the Pacific War.
Stanley, Peter; Moremon, John.
ISBN: 1920720502
Department of Veterans' Affairs Canberra 2007 
  Paperback wide octavo, very good plus condition, full-page black & white text-photos, map, minimal edgewear. 73 pp. This is the story of the 75,000 Australian men, along with several dozen women of the nursing and medical women's services, who were committed to taking part in or supporting the amphibious landings in Borneo. Australia's connection begins in 1942, a story that was to end in the long-drawn-out agony of Sandakan. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28654  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Breaking the Cycle: Civil Wars in Lebanon.
Choueiri, Youssef (editor).
ISBN: 9781905299539
Stacey International London 2007 
  Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. 323 pp. Reports the findings of a conference held by the Centre for Lebanese Studies in the summer of 2006. It explored the path to a new Lebanon - a Lebanon free from the cycle of civil war. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 23318  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Changi Photographer: George Aspinall's Record of Captivity.
Bowden, Tim; Aspinall, George (photographer).
ISBN: 0733302874
ABC Books Sydney 1993 
  Paperback small square quarto, very good condition, card cover, sepia (brown-tinted) photos, minor edgewear. 144 pp. George Aspinall took secret photographs in Singapore, including the Changi camp, and on the appalling Thai/Burma railway, at great personal risk. He processed them on the spot using smuggled chemicals. His photographs are here reproduced in full for the first time. The text was written (in the first person) by ABC journalist Tim Bowden, from interviews for an ABC radio series on POWs. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 17334  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Civil War.
Enzensberger, Hans Magnus.
ISBN: 0140140948
Granta Books / Penguin Books London 1994 
  Paperback, very good plus condition. 144 pp. Three essays about nationalism in Europe after the end of the Cold War. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 2457  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Desert Shield to Desert Storm: The Second Gulf War.
Hiro, Dilip.
ISBN: 0586092366
Paladin London 1992 
  Paperback thick trade, good plus condition, black & white photos, spine lightly creased small dent bottom edge pages, base spine lightly bumped, edges lightly toned & marked, minor edgewear, reminder stripe. 591 pp. A comprehensive account of the people, politics and policies that created the Gulf conflict. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 24185  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Dirty Secrets: Our ASIO Files.
Burgmann, Meredith (editor).
ISBN: 9781742231402
NewSouth / University of New South Wales Press Sydney, Kensington 2014 
  Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos (portraits), minor edgewear. 464 pp. Essays by 28 well-known Australians - mavericks, activists, movers and shakers - reflect on their own ASIO files, as recently declassified by Australia's internal spy agency. Includes Phillip Adams, Tim Anderson, Wendy Bacon, Peter Cundall, Clive Evatt, Gary Foley, Frank Hardy, Michael Kirby, David Stratton, Anne Summers. 
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 17158  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Dunkirk: The British Evacuation, 1940.
Jackson, Robert.
Rigel Publications London 2004 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition, pictorial cover (in very good dustjacket), maps, minor edgewear jacket. 206 pp. This is the story of the dark days of 1940 when defeat overtook the British Expeditionary Force in French Flanders, and 200,000 soldiers were spirited away back to Britain. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 24985  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War.
Gates, Robert M.
ISBN: 9780753555545
WH Allen / Ebury Publishing London 2014 
  Paperback very thick octavo, very good condition, colour photos, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. 621 pp. After serving six presidents in both the CIA and the National Security Council, Robert Gates believed that he had left Washington politics behind for good but when he received the call from the White House in 2006 to help a nation mired in two wars.. Forthright and unsparing, this behind-the-scenes account of his five years as a Secretary of Defense at war, including battles with Congress, the two presidents (Bush and Obama) he served, the military itself, and the vast Pentagon bureaucracy. His efforts to help George W. Bush turn the tide in Iraq, and his role as a guiding (often dissenting) voice for Barack Obama, and, most importantly, his ardent devotion to the American soldier. Offers unvarnished appraisals of American political leaders, and tells a powerful and deeply personal story, giving us an unprecedented look at two administrations and the wars that defined them. 
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 16817  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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East Coast Corvette.
Monsarrat, Nicholas.
Cassell & Company Melbourne 1943 
  Paperback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), thick card covers, black & white photos, inner hinge little split (pages firm), small edge tears jacket, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, owner's written name. 80 pp. Followup from his previous book "H.M. Corvette". The author is now First Lieutenant of his navy ship as it patrols the sea board of Britain, searching for Nazi e-boats, mines, etc. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 16373  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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First to Damascus: The Great Ride and Lawrence of Arabia.
Hamilton, Jill Duchess of.
ISBN: 0731810716
Kangaroo Press Sydney, Roseville 2002 
  Paperback octavo (with flaps), very good condition, black & white photos, front cover little creased, light foxing inside covers, minor foxing edges, minor edgewear corners. 230 pp. This book is about the Great Ride and the taking of Damascus by 12,000 Australian Light Horsemen in 1918. The author tells how Damascus was defended by the same Turkish general who had blocked the Australians at Gallipoli in 1915. The courage, endurance and friendships that enabled the men to cross the desert, and the bond between horse and soldier is written about with care and understanding. The author's father, Robbie Robertson, was a trooper with the 10th Light Horse, and proved to be her inspiration to write about the role of Australians in the Middle East in the First World War. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28970  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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