Subtitled "Reminiscences of Circus Life with Sanger's, Bertram Mills and other Circuses". The author was an Equestrian Director, Ringmaster and multi-talented circus performer.
A biography of Owen Glyn Dwr, champion of Welsh culture and identity, and campaigner for independence.
Selections from notebooks Somerset Maugham kept from the age of 18 in 1892 until 1949. Partly autobiographical, including observations, confidences and jottings.
Continuing of the Author's earlier autobiography "Nuda Veritas," and detailing the eight years she lived in the Sahara with native Arab peoples.
A biography of the leader of the early days of the modern Republic of China. Includes approx. 20 black and white photographs and maps in the endpapers. 398pp.
The memoirs of a member of the 1st Polish parachute Brigade Group at the Battle of Arnhem.
A biography of Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay, who was responsible for planning all of the great amphibious operations in WWII from Dunkirk to D-Day.
An account of the authors work in photographic intelligence with the Allied Central interpretation unit during WWII.
A Biography of Squadron-Commander F. J. Rutland, famous for his courage and feats of daring whilst serving in the R.N.A.S in WWI. His speciality was flying reconnaissance planes off from the turret tops of cruisers, before the development of Aircraft Carriers. However, the mysterious circumstances of his arrest and long period of detention without trial during WWII are strange and disquieting.
Written and compiled by his Grandson, following the career of a typical infantry officer in the late-nineteenth century, through his letters home to his large family. Often stationed far from home across the Empire, Henry Cadogan rises to command the 1st Batallion, The Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Ill prepared for modern warfare, they are posted to Belgium in 1914.
"In experimental flying, says Bill Waterton, there are only two kinds of people; the quick and the dead." After service as a fighter pilot in WW2, the author spent thousands of hours testing jets, including breaking the current world speed record. A fascinating insight into the British post-war aviation industry.
Cecil Beaton's personal history of fashion and those who have influenced it in the first half of the Twentieth Century. Witty and wise, a most knowledgeable book about fashion and it's designers. Full of anecdotes and the authors own drawings and photographs.
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