Holis for Heroes - Atomic by Jim Baggott, signed. Ends 27/9/10

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  1. Grownup_Rafbrat

    Grownup_Rafbrat LE Good Egg (charities)

    Thanks to Auld-Yin and the Arrse Book Club I have for auction a paperback copy of this book, which is signed by the author, with the dedication ' Army Rumour Service'. Its subtitle is 'The First War of Physics and the Secret History of the Atom Bomb 1939 -1949'


    The auction will end at 1800 on 27th September, UK Time. Postage is included in the price. As usual all proceeds to Holidays for Heroes
     

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  2. £10 to start the ball rolling ........
     
  3. Grownup_Rafbrat

    Grownup_Rafbrat LE Good Egg (charities)

    Thank you, ra34. A good start.
     
  4. Grownup_Rafbrat

    Grownup_Rafbrat LE Good Egg (charities)

    A little bump to catch any evening bidders.
     
  5. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    This is a surprisingly easy book to read! It is written by an academic but at the level that the layman - me - can understand and want to get more involved in the story. At 500 pages it is only one third of his story (two other books coming out pre 1939 and post 1949) giving the full story. This is just the war story.

    It tells the tale of the Atomic Bomb, how it came into being, the race with Hitler's team (who never really had a chance), and the spying for Russia that went on. How giving the bomb secrets to Russia created the Cold War and deterrents.

    It really is worth a read with 500 pages, 250 characters (and listed with short biogs to keep you on track) a timeline of the bomb race and many photographs - this is well worth a punt.

    A-Y
     
  6. Grownup_Rafbrat

    Grownup_Rafbrat LE Good Egg (charities)

    I'll bid £15 for this.
     
  7. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    Any bids on this bargain? A very well told story about how the Cold War came into being - so how about some of the Cold War Warriors having a punt?
     
  8. I will bid £20
     
  9. Grownup_Rafbrat

    Grownup_Rafbrat LE Good Egg (charities)

    Thank you scollyb. Any more bids please?
     
  10. Grownup_Rafbrat

    Grownup_Rafbrat LE Good Egg (charities)

    Any advance on £20 for this excellent volume?
     
  11. Grownup_Rafbrat

    Grownup_Rafbrat LE Good Egg (charities)

    One day to go, folks.
     
  12. £25. I'm sure the lad will enjoy it with his whiskey.
     
  13. I can go to £30
     
  14. £35 then...... Monsieur Le Scolly!

    (Cool - someone is out bidding me and my overdraft)!
     
  15. Grownup_Rafbrat

    Grownup_Rafbrat LE Good Egg (charities)

    Great bidding, people. Thank you.