biography

  1. MoleBath

    George Butterworth: Soldier and Composer.

    George Butterworth had already established a reputation as one of the young English composers of the Edwardian age. He was educated at Eton and Trinity. Much of the 19th Century had been dominated by European composers but Butterworth was composing English orchestral and choral work. His...
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    Gimson's Prime Ministers

    Gimson's Prime Ministers: Brief Lives from Walpole to May is a handsome volume in a handy size (A5). It fits easily into a briefcase or even a large overcoat pocket. If you are looking for a birthday present for an intelligent and politically-aware person, this book might be the answer. At...
  3. Themanwho

    Horrocks – The General Who Led From The Front

    Written by Philip Warner, this is possibly the most engaging biography I’ve ever read - something I don’t say lightly. This excellent book charts the careers of Lieutenant General Sir Brian Horrocks, from Subaltern in the Great War, through various inter war “interesting” posts (including...
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    A Most Enigmatic War: R.V Jones and the Genesis of British Scientific Intelligence 1939 - 1945

    Old men forget: yet all shall be forgot, But he'll remember with advantages What feats he did that day: Shakespeare might have been writing of R.V. Jones’s wartime memoirs. “Most Secret War”, published in 1978 when Jones was sixty-seven, made an instant celebrity of its author; hitherto largely...
  5. Cynical

    Field Marshal: The Life and Death of Erwin Rommel

    Rommel, the “Desert Fox,” has developed a romantic allure as a gentlemanly general – spared being tarnished with the brutalities of Nazi Germany in spite of being a creation of that state’s propaganda machine and for several years the favourite of Hitler. That contradiction, combined with his...
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    S.O.E. CD1 The Life and Times of Sir Frank Nelson

    Available to pre-order now at > Home < The biography of Sir Frank Nelson KCMG, the first Chief of the Special Operations Executive. Mike Palmer's book is the foundation of a British Heritage 'Blue Plaque' submission to acknowledge the work of Sir Frank Nelson, a name forgotten in history.
  7. TotalBanker

    Tomcat - an Autobiography

    Hello, Has anyone read this book or come across the author? I've got an opportunity to go to a book signing this weekend, and wondered if its worth getting. There's a couple of reviews on amazon, some good, but 3 seem to slate it. Worth getting a signed one, or steer clear? Just want to know...

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