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THE CONJURE-MAN DIES: A HARLEM MYSTERY - A DETECTIVE STORY

This item is sold brand new. It is ordered on demand from our supplier and is usually dispatched within 7 - 12 working days The first known mystery novel written by an African-American, originally published in 1932.When the body of N'Gana Frimbo, the African conjure-man, is discovered in his consultation room, Perry Dart, one of Harlem's ten black police detectives, is called in to investigate. Together with Dr Archer, a physician from across the street, Dart is determined to solve the baffling mystery, helped and hindered by Bubber Brown and Jinx Jenkins, local boys keen to clear themselves of suspicion of murder and undertake their own investigations.The Conjure-Man Dies (1932) was the very first detective novel written by an African-American. A distinguished doctor and accomplished musician and dramatist, Rudolph Fisher was one of the principal writers of the Harlem Renaissance, but died in 1934 aged only 37. With a complex and gripping plot, vividly drawn characters and unique cultural elements, Fisher's witty novel is a genuine crime classic from one of the most exciting eras in the history of black fiction.THIS DETECTIVE STORY CLUB CLASSIC includes an archival introduction by New York crime writer Stanley Ellin, plus Fisher's last published story, `John Archer's Nose', in which Perry Dart and Dr Archer return to solve the case of a young man murdered in his own bed. Features Summary The first known mystery novel written by an African-American, originally published in 1932. Author Rudolph Fisher (Author), Stanley Ellin (Introduction by) Publisher Collins Crime Club Release date 20170126 Pages 304 ISBN 0-00-821645-2 ISBN 13 978-0-00-821645-0
South Africa (All cities)

R 166

REACH FOR THE SKY THE STORY OF DOUGLAS BADER BY PAUL

REACH FOR THE SKY The Story of Douglas Bader by PAUL BRICKHILL 6th Impression 1954 (First Impression) was 1954 published by Collins London HARDCOVER No of Pages; 384 including the Index. " The bestselling story of Britain's most courageous and most famous flyer, the Second World War hero Sir Douglas Bader. In 1931, at the age of 21, Douglas Bader was the golden boy of the RAF. Excelling in everything he did he represented the Royal Air Force in aerobatics displays, played rugby for Harlequins, and was tipped to be the next England fly half. But one afternoon in December all his ambitions came to an abrupt end when he crashed his plane doing a particularly difficult and illegal aerobatic trick. His injuries were so bad that surgeons were forced to amputate both his legs to save his life. Douglas Bader did not fly again until the outbreak of the Second World War, when his undoubted skill in the air was enough to convince a desperate air force to give him his own squadron. The rest of his story is the stuff of legend. Flying Hurricanes in the Battle of Britain he led his squadron to kill after kill, keeping them all going with his unstoppable banter. Shot down in occupied France, his German captors had to confiscate his tin legs in order to stop him trying to escape. Bader faced it all, disability, leadership and capture, with the same charm, charisma and determination that was an inspiration to all around him." This book (there is no dust jacket) is in good condition, tightly bound and clean - no foxing or browning of the paper. There is a stamp  applied to the very first blank page, no name or other inscription added. The bottom of the spine has a little damage - see photograph. Please see all the photographs " pasted " below for more information. For postage within South Africa please add R55.00 or Postnet to Postnet (up to 5kg)  at R99.00  or contact me for more information including alternative shipping arrangements including collection (Pietermaritzburg). If you buy more than one item please contact me and I will see if I can reduce postage by combining the postage.  Thank you.
South Africa

R 60

THE BOUNTY THE TRUE STORY OF THE MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY BY:

The Bounty - the True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty By: Caroline Alexander A first edition hardcover published by Harper Collins in Blue cover boards with gold writing to the spine, binding is tight & strong, no marks or inscriptions, dustjacket is complete, clean & bright, an as new copy. Postage within South Africa R Overseas Customers can contact us for a Postage Quote  
Durban (KwaZulu Natal)

R 100

LOOK WHO IT IS! MY STORY, ALAN CARR

  Author(s): Alan Carr  Title:       Look Who it is!  - My Story  ISBN: 978 0 00 727823 7  Publisher/place: Harper Collins, London  This Edition:  paperback edition of 2009, 7th printing  First Published: 2008  Binding: paperback Number of pages:  301  Weight: 322g  Condition:   Excellent  Please see pictures, as these form part of the description.  
South Africa

SOLO - THE STORY OF AN AFRICAN WILD DOG, HUGO VAN LAWICK

  Author(s): Hugo van Lawick  Title:      Solo - The Story of an African Wild Dog  ISBN: 0 00 634569 7  Publisher:  Fontana  This Edition: Fontana edition 1976  Place Of Publication: Great Britain First Published: 1973 (William Collins, Glasgow)  Binding: paperback Number of pages: 126 Weight: 108g  Condition:   Very good   
South Africa

TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE - A TRUE STORY (PAPERBACK)

This item is sold brand new. It is ordered on demand from our supplier and is usually dispatched within 7 - 11 working days The shocking first-hand account of one man's remarkable fight for freedom; now an award-winning motion picture. 'Why had I not died in my young years — before God had given me children to love and live for? What unhappiness and suffering and sorrow it would have prevented. I sighed for liberty; but the bondsman's chain was round me, and could not be shaken off.' 1841: Solomon Northup is a successful violinist when he is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Taken from his family in New York State — with no hope of ever seeing them again — and forced to work on the cotton plantations in the Deep South, he spends the next twelve years in captivity until his eventual escape in 1853. First published in 1853, this extraordinary true story proved to be a powerful voice in the debate over slavery in the years leading up to the Civil War. It is a true-life testament of one man's courage and conviction in the face of unfathomable injustice and brutality: its influence on the course of American history cannot be overstated. Features Summary The shocking first-hand account of one man's remarkable fight for freedom; now an award-winning motion picture. Author Solomon Northup Publisher William Collins Publishing Release date 20140206 Pages 278 ISBN 0-00-758042-8 ISBN 13 978-0-00-758042-2
South Africa (All cities)

R 50

CHASING THE MOON - THE STORY OF THE SPACE RACE - FROM ARTHUR

This item is sold brand new. It is ordered on demand from our supplier and is usually dispatched within 7 - 11 working days Chasing the Moon thoroughly reimagines the race to the moon, upending much of the conventional mythology. With newly revealed stories about the space race, from its earliest days to the monumental achievement of the lunar landing in 1969, the book features a diverse cast of characters who played key roles in these historic events. Utilising a wealth of previously overlooked and lost archival material, much of which has never before been revealed to the public, the Space Age is recast as a fascinating stew of scientific innovation, political calculation, media spectacle, visionary impulses and personal drama in this fascinating new book. Among those included are astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Frank Borman and Bill Anders; Sergei Khrushchev, son of the former Soviet premier and a leading Soviet rocket engineer; Poppy Northcutt, a 25-year old `mathematics whiz' who gained worldwide attention as the first woman to serve in the all-male bastion of NASA's Mission Control; and Ed Dwight, the Air Force pilot selected by the Kennedy administration to train as America's first black astronaut. Features Summary Chasing the Moon thoroughly reimagines the race to the moon, upending much of the conventional mythology. With newly revealed stories about the space race... Author Robert Stone (Author), Alan Andres (Author) Publisher William Collins Publishing Release date 20190601 Pages 336 ISBN 0-00-830787-3 ISBN 13 978-0-00-830787-5
South Africa (All cities)

R 384

HAMMOND INNES THE BIG FOOTPRINTS NOVEL FIRST

It is the story of extraordinary migration and Hammond Innes wrote from his own experiences of his African journeys.  He shows us a world  where the winds of change are already blowing at hurricane force. This novel teaches you a lot about the life of the elephants over in Africa. With Author's note. ISBN Collins 1st ed , Brown hardback well-binded clean white pages, 349 pages with author's note.  Dust cover has wear and tears.
South Africa

R 30

D'OLIVEIRA: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.

D'Oliveira (Basil). D'Oliveira: An Autobiography. London: Collins, 1968. First Edition. "The Story of Basil D'Oliveira is a fairy tale come true: the story of a nonentity......who was confined to cricket on crude mudheaps until he was 25, yet after only one season in the County Championship, played for England" - [Wisden, 1967]. 176pp., b+w plates. Very Good in likewise jacket. Hardcover. (##3434)   
South Africa (All cities)

R 290

THE MURDER OF ROGER ACKROYD (HARDCOVER, 90TH ANNIVERSARY

This item is sold brand new. It is ordered on demand from our supplier and is usually dispatched within 7 - 12 working days Agatha Christie's most audacious crime mystery, reissued to mark 90 years since it was first published with a facsimile cover from 1931. Roger Ackroyd knew too much. He knew the woman he loved had poisoned her first husband, that someone was blackmailing her, and that as a consequence she had just taken her own life. But as he read the letter that would tell him the identity of her mysterious blackmailer, he was stabbed to death in a locked room... The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is one of Agatha Christie's most brilliant detective novels and the book that catapulted her to worldwide renown. As a play, under the title of Alibi, it then enjoyed a long and successful run with Charles Laughton as Hercule Poirot. First published in May 1926 by Collins, and joining their Detective Story Club imprint in August 1931 to tie in with the release of the film version starring Austin Trevor as Poirot, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd remains as powerful and shocking today as when it was first published 90 years ago. THIS DETECTIVE STORY CLUB CLASSIC is introduced by crime fiction expert Tony Medawar, who investigates the book's pivotal role in Agatha Christie's success story. Features Summary Agatha Christie's most audacious crime mystery, reissued to mark 90 years since it was first published with a facsimile cover from 1931. Author Agatha Christie (Author), Tony Medawar (Introduction by) Publisher Collins Crime Club Release date 20160519 Pages 238 ISBN 0-00-816499-1 ISBN 13 978-0-00-816499-7
South Africa (All cities)

R 162

AMAZING LEADERS - B2 (PAPERBACK)

This item is sold brand new. It is ordered on demand from our supplier and is usually dispatched within 7 - 12 working days The inspiring stories of 6 people who changed history. Contents:Gaius Julius Caesar, the powerful Roman leaderQueen Elizabeth I who ruled England for 45 yearsGeorge Washington, the first president of the USAKing Louis XVI, the last king of FranceWinston Churchill who led Britain in the Second World WarChe Guevara, the Argentinian doctor who fought for revolution BRITISH ENGLISHWord count: 18,924Headword count: 1,654 Each book includes a free CD with a full recording of each story.PLUS: visit www.collinselt.com/readers for videos, teacher resources and self-study materials. This book is Level 4 in the Collins ELT Readers series.Level 4 is equivalent to CEF level B2. About the Amazing People series:A unique opportunity for learners of English to read about the exceptional lives and incredible abilities of some of the most insightful people the world has seen. Each book contains six short stories, told by the characters themselves, as if in their own words. The stories explain the most significant parts of each character's life, giving an insight into how they came to be such an important historic figure. After each story, a timeline presents the most major events in their life in a clear and succinct fashion. The timeline is ideal for checking comprehension or as a basis for project work or further research. Created in association with The Amazing People Club. About Collins ELT Readers:Collins ELT Readers are divided into four levels:Level 1 - elementary (A2)Level 2 - pre-intermediate (A2-B1)Level 3 - intermediate (B1)Level 4 - upper intermediate (B2)Each level is carefully graded to ensure that the learner both enjoys and benefits from their reading experience. Features Summary The inspiring stories of 6 people who changed history. Author Katerina Mestheneou (Adapted by), Fiona Mackenzie (Series editor) Publisher Collins Release date 20140508 Pages 112 ISBN 0-00-754507-X ISBN 13 978-0-00-754507-0
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AMAZING THINKERS & HUMANITARIANS - B2 (PAPERBACK)

This item is sold brand new. It is ordered on demand from our supplier and is usually dispatched within 7 - 12 working days The inspiring stories of 6 people who changed history. Contents: Confucius, the great Chinese philosopher Socrates, the great Greek philosopher Aristotle, the first to organize scientific knowledge William Wilberforce who ended the British slave trade Karl Marx who wrote The Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital Mahatma Gandhi who helped free India from British rule BRITISH ENGLISH Word count: 16,058 Headword count: 1,701 Each book includes a full recording of each story online. PLUS: visit www.collinselt.com/readers for videos, teacher resources and self-study materials. This book is Level 4 in the Collins ELT Readers series. Level 4 is equivalent to CEF level B2. About the Amazing People series: A unique opportunity for learners of English to read about the exceptional lives and incredible abilities of some of the most insightful people the world has seen. Each book contains six short stories, told by the characters themselves, as if in their own words. The stories explain the most significant parts of each character's life, giving an insight into how they came to be such an important historic figure. After each story, a timeline presents the most major events in their life in a clear and succinct fashion. The timeline is ideal for checking comprehension or as a basis for project work or further research. Created in association with The Amazing People Club. About Collins ELT Readers: Collins ELT Readers are divided into four levels: Level 1 - elementary (A2) Level 2 - pre-intermediate (A2-B1) Level 3 - intermediate (B1) Level 4 - upper intermediate (B2) Each level is carefully graded to ensure that the learner both enjoys and benefits from their reading experience. Features Summary The inspiring stories of 6 people who changed history. Author Katerina Mestheneou (Adapted by), Fiona Mackenzie (Series editor) Publisher Collins Release date 20140120 Pages 112 ISBN 0-00-754499-5 ISBN 13 978-0-00-754499-8
South Africa (All cities)

R 128

A LAND (HARDCOVER)

This item is sold brand new. It is ordered on demand from our supplier and is usually dispatched within 6 - 13 working days The Collins Nature Library is a new series of classic British nature writing - reissues of long-lost seminal works. The titles have been chosen by one of Britain's best known and highly-acclaimed nature writers, Robert Macfarlane, who has also written new introductions that put these classics into a modern context. A Land is Jacquetta Hawkes' seminal work, and a classic piece of British Nature writing. It is the history of the shaping of Britain and its people from the first, lifeless, Pre-Cambrian rocks to the days of the ice-cream carton and the hydrogen bomb. First, as an archaeologist and geologist, Hawkes paints a picture of the creation of Britain from the very first forming of the earth's crust, through periods marked by lifeless worlds of rock, water and air, to the first emergence of life that senses its surroundings. The worms and trilobites mark the beginning of the story of life that evolves through the great reptiles, dinosaurs and finally humans. This is science writing at its very best. Engrossing stories, curious facts and powerful narrative combine under the umbrella of poetic writing and unadulterated passion for the subject. Widely lauded on its publication, this is an exposition of complex science in a way that is not just comprehensible, but also moving. Features Summary The Collins Nature Library is a new series of classic British nature writing - reissues of long-lost seminal works. The titles have been chosen by one of Britain's best known and highly-acclaimed nature writers... Author Jacquetta Hawkes (Author), Robert Macfarlane (Introduction by) Publisher Collins Release date 20120607 Pages 320 ISBN 0-00-745746-4 ISBN 13 978-0-00-745746-5
South Africa

R 349

A MAN APART JAN RABIE

We combine postage, so do look at our other items on offer. Postage prices outside of South African borders will differ. Please enquire before purchasing. Dispatched within 2 business days. Our books are protected with a removable plastic cover and sent with care. First English. Collins, pp. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket - dust cover have scuff marks. In pretty good condition for its age with no inscriptions - pages starting to yellow.        This is the story of three different races in one country.   It is the story of men and woman of different colours whose destinies are caught up in the greatest destiny of the land, and in the fear, suspense and hatred which divides them.   It is the story of South Africa.     The two main characters are Douw Prins, the half-caste who wants to be free, and Thomas Muller, who manage to be white.   Only a slight difference of pigmentation ensures that their futures and their children’s futures must diverge. Bibliographic information Title A Man Apart Author Jan Rabie Publisher Collins, ,   Hardback,   1st ed. Length 286 pages
Cape Town (Western Cape)

R 40

APOLLO (HARDCOVER)

This item is sold brand new. It is ordered on demand from our supplier and is usually dispatched within 7 - 12 working days In 1969, mankind set foot on the moon. Neil Armstrong, Edwin `Buzz' Aldrin and Michael Collins carried the fire for all of humankind. Backed by the brightest minds in engineering and science, the three boarded a rocket and flew through the void - just to know that we could. In Apollo, Matt Fitch, Chris Baker and Mike Collins unpack the urban legends, the gossip and the speculation to reveal a remarkable true story about life, death, dreams and the reality of humanity's greatest exploratory achievement. Features Summary An entertaining, authoritative and inspiring visual account of the first moon landing Author Matt Fitch (Text writer), Chris Baker (Text writer), Mike Collins (Visual artist) Publisher Selfmadehero Release date 20180607 Pages 176 ISBN 1-910593-50-8 ISBN 13 978-1-910593-50-9
South Africa (All cities)

R 314

THE RASP (HARDCOVER)

This item is sold brand new. It is ordered on demand from our supplier and is usually dispatched within 6 - 13 working days A victim is bludgeoned to death with a woodworker's rasp in this first case for the famed gentleman detective Anthony Gethryn - the latest in a new series of classic detective novels from the vaults of HarperCollins. Ex-Secret Service agent Anthony Gethryn is killing time working for a newspaper when he is sent to cover the murder of Cabinet minister John Hoode, bludgeoned to death in his country home with a wood-rasp. Gethryn is convinced that the prime suspect, Hoode's secretary Alan Deacon, is innocent, but to prove it he must convince the police that not everyone else has a cast-iron alibi for the time of the murder. This Detective Story Club classic is introduced by crime fiction expert and writer Tony Medawar, who investigates the forgotten career of one of the Golden Age's finest detective story writers. Features Summary A victim is bludgeoned to death with a woodworker's rasp in this first case for the famed gentleman detective Anthony Gethryn - the latest in a new series of classic detective novels from the vaults of HarperCollins. Author Philip MacDonald (Author), Tony Medawar (Introduction by) Publisher Collins Crime Club Release date 20151203 Pages 240 ISBN 0-00-814811-2 ISBN 13 978-0-00-814811-9
South Africa

R 180

THE WOLVERINE/X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE (BLU-RAY DISC)

This item is sold brand new. It is ordered on demand from our supplier and is usually dispatched within 7 - 11 working days Double bill of action films telling the story of the X-Men character Wolverine. In 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' (2009), Hugh Jackman stars as the clawed mutant Wolverine formerly known as James Logan. The film, set in the years leading up to the action of 2003's 'X-Men', follows the young Logan from the first awakenings of his mutant powers in childhood up to his rebirth as Wolverine, and recounts his tumultuous relationship with his ferocious half-brother Victor Creed, aka Sabretooth (Liev Schreiber), and the events that led him to sign up to the ominous Weapon X programme. In 'The Wolverine' (2013), at a time following the events of 'X-Men 3' (2006), Logan finds himself vulnerable, alone and at his lowest point, after losing his intimate connections with the outside world. Drawn to modern-day Japan by the gratitude of a wealthy industrialist from his past who secretly covets his healing powers, Logan soon finds himself up against the deadly charms of a femme fatale known as 'The Viper' (Svetlana Khodchenkova), whilst having to confront samurai steel and lethal ninjas as his destiny draws him towards a winner-takes-all battle with his ultimate foe The Silver Samurai (Will Yun Lee). Interactive Menus Features Summary Double bill of action films telling the story of the X-Men character Wolverine. In 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' (2009), Hugh Jackman stars as the clawed mutant Wolverine formerly known as James Logan... Studio 20th Century Fox Home Ent. Format Blu-ray disc Release date 20170220 Contributors Hugh Jackman (Actor), Brian Tee (Actor), Will Yun Lee (Actor), Svetlana Khodchenkova (Actor), Hiroyuki Sanada (Actor), Tao Okamoto (Actor), Rila Fukushima (Actor), James Fraser (Actor), Haruhiko Yamanouchi (Actor), Famke Janssen (Actor), Ryan Reynolds (Actor), Liev Schreiber (Actor), Dominic Monaghan (Actor), Lynn Collins (Actor), Danny Huston (Actor), Daniel Henney (Actor), Taylor Kitsch (Actor), Kevin Durand (Actor), Scott Adkins (Actor), Tahyna Tozzi (Actor), Hugh Jackman, John Palermo, Hutch Parker, Lauren Shuler-Donner, Mark Bomback, Christopher McQuarrie, Scott Frank, Marco Beltrami, Ross Emery, Kevin Feige, Ralph Winter, David Benioff, Harry Gregson-Williams, Donald McAlpine, James Mangold (Director), Gavin Hood (Director)
South Africa

R 238

LIVING FREE, JOY ADAMSON

  Author(s): Joy Adamson  Title:      Living Free  - The Story of Elsa and her Cubs  ISBN: none  Publisher/place: Collins and Harvill Press, London  This Edition:  first edition, 2nd printing  Year of Publication: October 1961  First Published: October 1961  Binding: hardcover Dustjacket: none - missing  Number of pages:  146  Weight: 747g  Condition:   Book in good condition, just the dustjacket is missing  Please see pictures, as these form part of the description.  
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LEADERSHIP - LESSONS FROM THE PRESIDENTS ABRAHAM LINCOLN,

This item is sold brand new. It is ordered on demand from our supplier and is usually dispatched within 7 - 12 working days The New York Times No. 1 Bestseller 'What Goodwin brings to this book - above all her other attributes - is a true sense of wisdom... superb' Professor Andrew Roberts, author, Churchill: Walking with Destiny In this culmination of five decades of acclaimed studies in presidential history, Doris Kearns Goodwin offers an illuminating exploration of the origin, uncertain growth, and exercise of fully developed leadership. 'A marvelous banquet with four great presidents who provide lessons for all. Pull up a chair' Warren Buffett Are leaders born or made? Where does ambition come from? How does adversity affect the growth of leadership? Does the leader make the times or do the times make the leader? In Leadership Goodwin draws upon four of the presidents she has studied - Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson - to show how they first recognized leadership qualities within themselves, and were recognized as leaders by others. By looking back to their first entry into public life, when their paths were filled with confusion, hope, and fear, we can share their struggles and follow their development into leaders. Leadership tells the story of how they all collided with dramatic reversals that disrupted their lives and threatened to forever shatter their ambitions. Nonetheless, they all emerged fitted to confront the contours and dilemmas of their times. No common pattern describes the trajectory of leadership. Although set apart in background, abilities and temperament, they shared a fierce ambition, a hunger to succeed beyond expectations. All four, at their best, were guided by a sense of moral purpose that led them at moments of great challenge to summon their talents to enlarge the opportunities and lives of others. This seminal work provides a roadmap for aspiring and established leaders. In today's polarized world, these stories of authentic leadership in times of fracture and fear take on a singular urgency. 'Doris Goodwin is the grand master of presidential biography... Riveting, uplifting, and incisive, Leadership is a culminating work of a true intellectual artist' Jim Collins, author Good to Great, co-author Built to Last 'Pulitzer- and Carnegie Medal-winning historian Goodwin draws on 50 years of scholarship in this strong and resonant addition to the literature of the presidency... extremely relevant' Booklist 'Remarkable... comprehensive, human, and engaging, clearly the results of long study' Publishers Weekly, starred review Features Summary The New York Times No. 1 Bestseller 'What Goodwin brings to this book - above all her other attributes - is a true sense of wisdom... superb' Professor Andrew Roberts... Author Doris Kearns Goodwin Publisher Viking Release date 20180920 Pages 496 ISBN 0-241-30071-1 ISBN 13 978-0-241-30071-8
South Africa (All cities)

R 332

THE BRITISH ARE COMING - THE WAR FOR AMERICA, LEXINGTON TO

This item is sold brand new. It is ordered on demand from our supplier and is usually dispatched within 7 - 12 working days Best-selling and Pulitzer Prize winning historian Rick Atkinson's new book is a masterly history of the American War of Independence. With its start-to-finish battle narratives, the book captures the experience of the war and the profound emotional depths on display from the beginning. History at its most compelling. In June 1773, King George III attended a grand celebration of his reign over the greatest, richest empire since ancient Rome. Less than two years later, Britain's bright future turned dark: after a series of provocations, the king's soldiers took up arms against his rebellious colonies in America. The war would last eight years, and though at least one in ten of the Americans who fought for independence would die for that cause, the prize was valuable beyond measure: freedom from oppression and the creation of a new republic. Rick Atkinson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning An Army at Dawn and two other superb books about the Second World War has long been admired for his unparalleled ability to write deeply researched, stunningly vivid narrative history. In this new book, he tells the story of the first twenty-one months of America's violent effort to forge a new nation. From the battles at Lexington and Concord in spring 1775 to those at Trenton and Princeton in winter 1776-77, American militiamen and then the ragged Continental Army take on the world's most formidable fighting force and struggle to avoid annihilation. It is a gripping saga alive with astonishing characters: Henry Knox, the former bookseller with an uncanny understanding of artillery; Nathanael Greene, the blue-eyed bumpkin who becomes one of America's greatest battle captains; Benjamin Franklin, the self-made man who proves himself the nation's wiliest diplomat; George Washington, the commander in chief who learns the difficult art of leadership when the war seems all but lost. Full of riveting details and untold stories, The British Are Coming is a tale of heroes and knaves, of sacrifice and blunder, of redemption and profound suffering. Rick Atkinson has given stirring new life to the first act of America's creation drama. Features Summary Best-selling and Pulitzer Prize winning historian Rick Atkinson's new book is a masterly history of the American War of Independence. With its start-to-finish battle narratives... Author Rick Atkinson Publisher William Collins Publishing Release date 20190516 Pages 800 ISBN 0-00-830329-0 ISBN 13 978-0-00-830329-7
South Africa (All cities)

R 410

TARZAN (BLU RAY DISC)

This item is sold brand new. It is ordered on demand from our supplier and is usually dispatched within 4 - 9 working days For the first time in stunning high definition, experience the wild adventure and laugh-out loud characters of Disneys Tarzan, as the magnificent adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs classic story of the ape man comes to Blu-ray. Deep within the African jungle, a mother gorilla names an orphaned baby boy Tarzan and adopts him as her own, even though the silverback leader Kerchak shuns the hairless wonder. Growing up alongside his wisecracking ape buddy Terk and neurotic elephant pal Tantor, Tarzan develops all the instincts and prowess of a jungle animal, surfing and swinging through the trees at lightning speed. But with the sudden appearance of Tarzans own kind humans including the beautiful Jane, the only world Tarzan has ever known and the one in which he belongs collide with extraordinary force! Driven by five powerful songs written and performed by pop superstar Phil Collins, and starring the voice talents of Minnie Driver, Glenn Close and the hilarious Rosie ODonnell, Disneys Tarzan delivers incredible adventure as well as important reminders about acceptance and family!
Cape Town (Western Cape)

R 150

THE DEVIL'S DIARY - ALFRED ROSENBERG AND THE STOLEN SECRETS

This item is sold brand new. It is ordered on demand from our supplier and is usually dispatched within 6 - 13 working days An unprecedented, page-turning narrative of the Nazi rise to power, the Holocaust, and Hitler's post-invasion plans for Russia told through the recently discovered lost diary of Alfred Rosenberg - Hitler's 'philosopher' and architect of Nazi ideology. Only recently discovered by former FBI agent Robert Wittman, the diary of Nazi philosopher Alfred Rosenberg, who led the Nazi party when Hitler was interned in 1923, is a ground-breaking document and an object of rumour, obsession and evil. Filled with observations, conversations and Nazi plans, it gives new details of Hitler's rise to power and personal governance of the Reich. Not simply the Nazi ideological progenitor, Rosenberg was a core member of Hitler's inner circle: his ideas for the Third Reich and the destruction it wrought laid the foundations for a brainwashed nation and gave its people the justification for the slaughter of millions; he helped plan the Nazi invasion and subsequent occupation of the Soviet Union and was named Reich Minister for the Eastern Territories. With the first access to the diary's contents, 'The Devil's Diary' is the thrilling story of Rosenberg; Robert Kempner, the German-born Jewish Nuremberg lawyer who prosecuted Goring and Frick and stole the diary; Henry Mayer, the archivist who has doggedly been searching for it for decades; and Bob Wittman, the former FBI agent who finally found it and returned it to its rightful place. Features Summary An unprecedented, page-turning narrative of the Nazi rise to power, the Holocaust, and Hitler's post-invasion plans for Russia told through the recently discovered lost diary of Alfred Rosenberg - Hitler's 'philosopher' and architect of Nazi ideology. Author Robert K. Wittman (Author), David Kinney (Author) Publisher William Collins Publishing Release date 20170112 Pages 528 ISBN 0-00-757665-X ISBN 13 978-0-00-757665-4
South Africa

R 186

THE RELUCTANT ENEMIES

The story of the last war between Britain and France 1940 - 1942.  First edition hardcover with dust jacket researched and written by Warren Tute, published by Collins, 1989. 334 pages. Excellent condition. Tracked postage is R50.00.
South Africa

R 100

STORYTELLER - THE LIFE OF ROALD DAHL (PAPERBACK)

This item is sold brand new. It is ordered on demand from our supplier and is usually dispatched within 6 - 13 working days A single-minded adventurer and an eternal child who gave us the iconic Willy Wonka and Matilda Wormwood, Roald Dahl lived a life filled with incident, drama and adventure: from his harrowing experiences as an RAF fighter pilot and his work in British intelligence, to his many romances and turbulent marriage to the actress Patricia Neal, to the mental anguish caused by the death of his young daughter Olivia. In "Storyteller, "the first authorized biography of Dahl, Donald Sturrock--granted unprecedented access to the Dahl estate's archives--draws on personal correspondence, journals and interviews with family members and famous friends to deliver a masterful, witty and incisive look at one of the greatest authors and eccentric characters of the modern age, whose work still delights millions around the world today. Features Summary The authorised biography of one of the greatest storytellers of all time, written with complete access to the archives stored in the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre.. Author Donald Sturrock Publisher William Collins Publishing Release date 20110901 Pages 655 ISBN 0-00-725477-6 ISBN 13 978-0-00-725477-4
South Africa

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LOVING (4 BAILEY FLANIGAN)(PAPERBACK) KAREN KINGSBURY

The answers Bailey Flanigan once longed and prayed for are finally becoming clear. In Loving, the fourth and final book in the Bailey Flanigan Series by New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury, Bailey is planning a wedding and making decisions that will shape her future. Bailey enjoys the beginning of her new career and time spent with Brandon while Cody faithfully coaches his team on and off the field. Will she spend her life with Brandon Paul in Los Angeles, or will her heart draw her back to Bloomington, Indiana and Cody Coleman, her first love? Bailey has learned much and grown over the years, but the greatest challenges, the richest joys, and the deepest heartaches are still to come. Featuring members from Karen Kingsbury's popular Baxter family, Loving completes Bailey and Cody's story - the finale thousands of fans have been waiting for.   No of pages: 352 Publisher: Harper Collins
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STORYTELLER - THE LIFE OF ROALD DAHL (PAPERBACK)

This item is sold brand new. It is ordered on demand from our supplier and is usually dispatched within 24 hours A single-minded adventurer and an eternal child who gave us the iconic Willy Wonka and Matilda Wormwood, Roald Dahl lived a life filled with incident, drama and adventure: from his harrowing experiences as an RAF fighter pilot and his work in British intelligence, to his many romances and turbulent marriage to the actress Patricia Neal, to the mental anguish caused by the death of his young daughter Olivia. In "Storyteller, "the first authorized biography of Dahl, Donald Sturrock--granted unprecedented access to the Dahl estate's archives--draws on personal correspondence, journals and interviews with family members and famous friends to deliver a masterful, witty and incisive look at one of the greatest authors and eccentric characters of the modern age, whose work still delights millions around the world today. Features Summary The authorised biography of one of the greatest storytellers of all time, written with complete access to the archives stored in the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre.. Author Donald Sturrock Publisher William Collins Publishing Release date 20110827 Pages 655 ISBN 0-00-725477-6 ISBN 13 978-0-00-725477-4
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A CHRISTMAS CAROL: ORIGINAL TEXT (PAPERBACK, BRITISH ENGLISH

This item is sold brand new. It is ordered on demand from our supplier and is usually dispatched within 7 - 12 working days This is the classic novel brought to life in full colour! 'I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future'. Classical Comics' first Dickens title is probably his best-loved story. Scrooge gets a rude awakening to how his life is, and how it should be. Full of Christmas Spirit(s), this is a book that you'll want to read all year round! Features Summary A graphic novel that features Scrooge who gets a rude awakening to how his life is, and how it should be. Author Charles Dickens (Author), Sean Michael Wilson (Editor), Mike Collins (Illustrator), David Roach (Illustrator), James Offredi (Illustrator) Publisher Classical Comics Ltd Release date 20081013 Pages 160 ISBN 1-906332-17-7 ISBN 13 978-1-906332-17-4
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SUMMER AT TIFFANY A MEMOIR (PAPERBACK)

This item is sold brand new. It is ordered on demand from our supplier and is usually dispatched within 7 - 11 working days New York City, 1945. Marjorie Jacobson and her best friend, Marty Garrett, arrive fresh from the Kappa house at the University of Iowa hoping to find summer positions as shopgirls. Turned away from the top department stores, they miraculously find jobs as pages at Tiffany & Co., becoming the first women to ever work on the sales floor, a diamond-filled day job replete with Tiffany-blue shirtwaist dresses from Bonwit Teller's--and the envy of all their friends. Looking back on that magical time in her life, Marjorie takes us back to when she and Marty rubbed elbows with the rich and famous, pinched pennies to eat at the Automat, experienced nightlife at La Martinique, and danced away their weekends with dashing midshipmen. Between being dazzled by Judy Garland's honeymoon visit to Tiffany, celebrating VJ Day in Times Square, and mingling with Cafe society, she fell in love, learned unforgettable lessons, made important decisions that would change her future, and created the remarkable memories she now shares with all of us. Features Summary In 1945, Hart and her best friend, Marty, found work on the sales floor at Tiffany's--a diamond-filled day job that was the envy of all their friends. This is the enchanting story of that unforgettable time as the girls rub elbow with the world's rich and famous. Author Marjorie Hart Publisher Collins Release date 20100601 Pages 290 ISBN 0-06-118953-7 ISBN 13 978-0-06-118953-1
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