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A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal

By Ben Macintyre

London England: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. Near Fine. 2014. First Edition Paperback. Soft Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Octavo 9781408861929 Paperback Softcover A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal, Ben Macintyre's thrillingly ambitious new book, tackles the greatest spy story of all: the rise and fall of Kim Philby, MI6's Cambridge-bred golden boy who used his perch high in the intelligence world to betray friend and country to the Soviet Union for over two decades. In Macintyre's telling, Philby's story is not a tale of one spy, but of three: the story of his complex friendships with fellow Englishman operative Nicholas Elliott and with the American James Jesus Angleton, who became one of the most powerful men in the CIA. These men came up together, shared the same background, went to the same schools and clubs, and served the same cause--or so Elliott and Angleton thought. In reality, Philby was channeling all of their confidences directly to his Soviet handlers, sinking almost every great Anglo-American spy operation for twenty years. Even as the web of suspicion closed around him, and Philby was driven to greater lies and obfuscations to protect his secret, Angleton and Elliott never abandoned him. When Philby's true master was finally revealed with his defection to Moscow in 1963, it would have profound and devastating consequences on these men who thought they knew him best, and the intelligence services they helped to build. We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. academic and scholarly books and Modern First Editions ,and all types of Academic Literature.) .

$12.48

Murders & Misdemeanours in The West End of London 1800-1850
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Murders & Misdemeanours in The West End of London 1800-1850

By David Brandon; Alan Brooke

Great Britain: Amberley Publishing. Near Fine. 2009. First Edition. Cardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Octavo 1848685246 Soft Cover Softcover A look at the dark side of life, Victorian-style, when nothing was quite as it seemed and a public execution could be an entertaining family day out. Murderers, poachers, thieves, pickpockets and vagabonds all went about their business with impunity. Crime took place on the streets, on public transport, in homes, pubs, prisons, asylums, workhouses and brothels - it was all part of everyday life. Naturally the punishments awarded varied considerably, depending upon the crimes committed. Murderers and thieves - particularly horse thieves - could expect the rope, though others could hope for a reprieve. Such a remission would automatically add them to list of convicts to be deported to the penal colonies in Australia. Alternatively, convicts might expect to spend time in gaol or a House of Correction, with hard labour and floggings often thrown in for good measure. This collection of real life crimes vividly recreates the events surrounding them, offering an insight not only into criminal law but also into the social history attached to crime as society evolved and adapted to meet changing industries and class structures. A must have book for any arm chair detective and anyone interested in the social mores of the day. unread. .

$17.47

Mandy Mandy Rice -Davies

By Mandy Rice-Davies; Shirley Flack

London England: Michael Joseph Ltd. Fine/Near Fine. 1980. First Edition. Cardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Octavo 0718119746 Hardcover First Edition Hardcover 0718119746 Scarce in this fine condition Mandy Rice -Davies The Autobiography Illustrated with B&W Photos 224pp We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. Academic and Scholarly books and Modern First Editions ,and all types of Educational Reference Literature.) .

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Ruth Ellis the Last Woman to be Hanged

By Robert Hancock

London England: Guild Publis. Very Good/Very Good. 1985. First Thus. Cardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Octavo Hardcover Hardcover Ruth Ellis the Last Woman to be Hanged Illustrated with B&W Photos Front of jacket also states 'now the subject of a major film'. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. Academic and Scholarly books and Modern First Editions ,and all types of Educational Reference Literature.) .

$9.98

Lines and Shadows

By Joseph Wambaugh

London England: Macdonald. Very Good/Good. 1984. 1st Uk Edition. Cloth. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Octavo 0356105539 Hardcover Hardcover. Lines and Shadows. Shelf wear to edge of D/J. Sunned spine. The media hailed them as heroes. Others denounced them as renegades who overstepped the shadowy boundary between law and justice. They were the Border Crime Task Force, a squad of San Diego police ifficers who nightly prowled the explosive international border. Their mission was to stalk the ruthless bandits who preyed upon the thousands of ilklegal aliens crossing from Mexico into the United States under civer of darkness. The police disguised themselves as aliens to lure the bandits into the open - a ruse that proved all too effective as they confrnted the murderous shadows of the night. In this true story of lawmen and bandits, Wambaught recreates the myth id the Wesgtern hero - the isolation and exhilaraion of a handful f men attempting to tame a strange and dangerous frontier. But as the mission envelops their lives, their loves, even their sanity, the true border proves to be within each man: that sinister line a few men dare to cross at utter peril. 383 pp.(We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. Academic and Scholarly books and Modern First Editions ,and all types of Educational Reference Literature.) .

$14.97

A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal

By Ben Macintyre

London England: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. Near Fine/Very Good. 2014. First Edition. Cloth. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Octavo 1408851725 Hardback Hardback First edition Price clipped A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal, Ben Macintyre's thrillingly ambitious new book, tackles the greatest spy story of all: the rise and fall of Kim Philby, MI6's Cambridge-bred golden boy who used his perch high in the intelligence world to betray friend and country to the Soviet Union for over two decades. In Macintyre's telling, Philby's story is not a tale of one spy, but of three: the story of his complex friendships with fellow Englishman operative Nicholas Elliott and with the American James Jesus Angleton, who became one of the most powerful men in the CIA. These men came up together, shared the same background, went to the same schools and clubs, and served the same cause--or so Elliott and Angleton thought. In reality, Philby was channeling all of their confidences directly to his Soviet handlers, sinking almost every great Anglo-American spy operation for twenty years. Even as the web of suspicion closed around him, and Philby was driven to greater lies and obfuscations to protect his secret, Angleton and Elliott never abandoned him. When Philby's true master was finally revealed with his defection to Moscow in 1963, it would have profound and devastating consequences on these men who thought they knew him best, and the intelligence services they helped to build. We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. academic and scholarly books and Modern First Editions ,and all types of Academic Literature.) .

$17.47

The Lady in the Cellar. Murder, Scandal and Insanity in Victorian Bloomsbury

By Sinclair McKay

London England: White Lion Publishers. Fine/Near Fine. 2018. First Edition. Cloth. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Octavo 9781781317983 Hardcover Hardcover. First Edition. The Lady in the Cellar. Murder , Scandal and Insanity in Victorian Bloomsbury. The discovery of a well-dressed lady's body in the coal cellar of 4, Euston Square gripped tje public imagination in Victorian London and shocked wider society as a whole. However, this macabre find was just the beginning of this scandalous story. The police investigation of the murder, led by Inspector Charles Hagen, a rising star of the recently formed Criminal Investigation Department (CID), exposed a sinister web f sexual intrigue and shone a spotlight on the lives of prime suspects: housemaid Hannah Dobbs, landlord Severin Baqstendorff, his wife and brothers. The murder case quicklly became a cause celebre, sparking public debate on questions of private morality, class conflict and European immigration, and led to the publication of possibly the first sensational 'kiss and tell' tabloid story. In this book the author expertly delves into the archives, fllowing the police inquiry, the criminal trials pertaining to the case and provides the first full-length account of one of Victorian London's most scandalous murder cases. Illustrated. 312 pp. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. Academic and Scholarly books and Modern First Editions ,and all types of Educational Reference Literature.) .

$22.46

The Hunt For the Andrew Cunanan, The Man Who Killed Gianni Versace. Vulgar Favours

By Maureen Orth

London England: BBC Book Publishing. Very Good. 2017. 1st BBC Book Edition. Soft Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Octavo 9781785943102 Paperback Paperback. The Hunt For Andrew Cunanan. The Man Who Killed Versace. Vulgar Favours. On 15 July 1997, Gianni Versace was shot dead on the steps of his Miami Beach mansion. Within hours, the police had identified his murderer as Andrew Cunanan, a serial killer on the FBI's Most Wanted List. At the time of Versace's murder, award-winning journalist Maureen Orth was already investigating Cunanan's killing spree for Vanity Fair. Drawing on over 400 interviews and thousands of pages of police reports, she reveals the story of what led Cunanan to become one of America's most notorious serial killers, and how he managed to elude the police and FBI for so long. The basis for the new drama series The Assissnation of Gianni Versace, this is a riveting account of a sociopath, his savage times, and the mysteries he left along the way. 548 pp. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. Academic and Scholarly books and Modern First Editions ,and all types of Educational Reference Literature.) .

$9.98

Rats and Squealers. Dishing the Dirt to Save Their Skins

By Gordon Kerr

London England: Futura. Good. 2008. 1st Paperback Edition. Soft Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Octavo 9780708804940 Paperback Paperback. Rats and Squearlers. Foxing to end inside cvers and edge. Old bookstore stamp to inside cover. Slight creases to cover. This book investigates the people who have betrayed their friends and colleagues, their brothers in arms in order to save their own skins, sometimes forfeiting their very identities as a consequence. Their stories are some of the most incredible you will ever here. Stories of sacrifice and of indulgence, of bravery and cowardice, of lies and more lies. This book takes the reader on an underworld odyssey. Enter this world at your own risk. Illustrated. 512 pp. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. Academic and Scholarly books and Modern First Editions ,and all types of Educational Reference Literature.) .

$6.24

Cruel and Shocking Act: The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination
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Cruel and Shocking Act: The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination

By Philip Shenon

New York United States: Henry Holt & Company. Fine/Near Fine. 2013. First Edition. Cloth. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0805094202 Hardback First Edition 9780805094206 Hardcover 0805094202 Philip Shenon, a veteran investigative journalist who spent most of his career at The New York Times, finally provides many of the answers. Though A Cruel and Shocking Act began as Shenon's attempt to write the first insider's history of the Warren Commission, it quickly became something much larger and more important when he discovered startling information that was withheld from the Warren Commission by the CIA, FBI and others in power in Washington. Shenon shows how the commission's ten-month investigation was doomed to fail because the man leading it  Chief Justice Earl Warren  was more committed to protecting the Kennedy family than getting to the full truth about what happened on that tragic day. A taut, page-turning narrative, Shenon's book features some of the most compelling figures of the twentieth centuryBobby Kennedy, Jackie Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, J. Edgar Hoover, Chief Justice Warren, CIA spymasters Allen Dulles and Richard Helms, as well as the CIA's treacherous "molehunter," James Jesus Angleton. .

$31.20

The Arms Bazaar

By Anthony Sampson

London England: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd. Very Good/Very Good. 1977. First Edition. Cloth. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Octavo 0340213310 Hardback First Edition Hardcover 0340213310 The Arms Bazaar by Anthony Sampson The book is a well researched and well written report on the world arms trade .In it, he describes he development of the giant arms companies and exposes tghe build-up to the biggest arms race in history, now showing itself in the Middle East 340pp + index. The development of the giant arms companies, the companies and the men who run them .

$17.47

Spycatcher (the Candid autobiography)
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Spycatcher (the Candid autobiography)

By Peter Wright

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Viking Penguin Group. Fine/Near Fine. 1987. First US Edition. Cloth & Boards. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0670820555 Hardback Hardcover Peter Wright initially joined Britain's Secret Service, known as MI5 in 1955 in the capacity of the organization's principal scientist, and devoted himself in the early years to the invention of various gadgets for use in the espionage trade. Along the way, he deomstrated a brilliant flair for the art of counter-intelligence. The identity of the so-called Fifth Man Soviet spy puzzled and fascinated many for decades. In Spycatcher, Peter Wright shares his conviction that the Fifth Man was none other than Sir Roger Hollis, long the head of MI5 itself!. The story of how he and many of his MI5 colleagues came to this conclusion makes for some of the best reading found anywhere in the vast literature on espionage. As a result of a great many trips Peter Wright made to the United States in his capacity as Britain's principal liason with American intelligence officials, his book is replete with sharply etched and sometimes humerous anecdotes about such notables as J. Edgar Hoover, Richard Helms, Bill Sullivan, William Harvey, and, above all, James Jesus Angleton, Wright's insights about the CIA and the FBI, their relationships with each other, with the rest of the U.S. government, and with America's allies is riveting stuff. American interest ought to be especially aroused by Peter Wright's charge that there was a conspiracy within MI5 to overthrow then Prime Minister Harold Wilson in the mid-1970s, and that it was instigated from within the CIA. Wright's memoirs is also of interest because it is a firsthand account of the bugging of embassies (of friend and foe alike), as well as other aspects of electronic eavesdropping, codebreaking, and "wet" affairs (assassinations). But the most important aspect of this book is that it offers a rare inside glimpse of the real day-to-day goings-on within the intelligence world over a long period of time from a very high-level, authorative voice. Illustrated...........(We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. academic and scholarly books and Modern First Editions ,and all types of Academic Literature.) .

$24.96

Pinkerton's Great Detective: The Amazing Life and Times of James McParland
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Pinkerton's Great Detective: The Amazing Life and Times of James McParland

By Beau Riffenburgh

New York United States of America: Viking an Imprint of Penguin Books. Fine/Near Fine. 2013. First Edition. Cloth. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Octavo 0670025461 Hardcover First Edition Hardcover 9780670025466 Created in 1850, Pinkerton's National Detective Agency used operatives renowned for their skills of subterfuge, infiltration and investigation - and none more so than James McParland, who even featured in a Sherlock Holmes story. This detailed but very readable biography from the author of Nimrod charts the famous cases of this real-life super-sleuth, including his infiltration of the Molly Maguires and his hunt for the Wild Bunch, and sheds new light on Pinkerton's cloak-and-dagger methods.384pp (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. Academic and Scholarly books and Modern First Editions ,and all types of Educational Reference Literature.) .

$24.96

Roadrage

By M. J. Johnson

Great Britain: Odd Dog Press. Very Good. 2013. 1st Paperback Edition. Soft Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Octavo 9780956287342 Paperback Paperback.9780956287342 Roadrage. Crease to back cover. Gil Harper is travelling home in severe weather conditions when he encounters another car on a deserted motorway. The other drive provokes him into a dangerous race at high speed. Although deeply shaken by the experience, Gil eventually gets away and completes his journey safely. A short time afterwards there begins a series of apparently unrelated events. What seems at first to be a vinidictive game escalates unto a terrifying ordeal with lethal consequences, not only for Gil but for all those he loves and cares about. 287 pp. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. Academic and Scholarly books and Modern First Editions ,and all types of Educational Reference Literature.) .

$9.98

Settled Out of Court and Alibi For a Judge

By Henry Cecil

London England: The Companion Book Club. Very Good/No Jacket. 1st Companion Book Club Edition. Cloth. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" Tall Duodecimo Hardcover Hardcover. Settled Out of Court and Alibi For a Judge. Slight foxing to edge. Inside cover page clipped. Slightly sunned spine. Red cloth with gilt lettering. 336 pp. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. Academic and Scholarly books and Modern First Editions ,and all types of Educational Reference Literature.) .

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The Contact Man. The Story of Sidney Stanley and the Lynskey Tribunal

By Stanley Wade Baron

London England: Secker & Warburg. Very Good/Fair. 1966. First Edition. Cloth. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Octavo Hardcover Hardcover. First Edition. The Contact Man. Slight foxing to end inside covers and edge. Wear and tear to D/J. Couple of small pieces of D/J. missing. Price clipped to D/J. Just eighteen years ago, soon after the Labour Partys sweeping victory in the post-war General Election, the country was electrified by a full-scale inquiry into alleged corruption among Government officials. The Lynskey Tribunal, which was the headline sensation of 1948, is still remembered for the vivid and extraordinary personality of Sidney Stanley, whose appearance in the witness-box offered the public an incredible mixture of comedy and chicanery. Scoundrel or genius, this stateless alien with a glib tongue and an over-exuberant nature represented a completely new element in British society: the contact-man, the spiv, the influence-pedlar. Through the elaborate and joyful machinations of this most unlikeloy business wizard, two public careers were ruined and the Labour Government itself momentarily threatened with disrupt. 251 pp. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. Academic and Scholarly books and Modern First Editions ,and all types of Educational Reference Literature.) .

$29.95

The Diary of Jack the Ripper. The Chilling Confessions of James Maybrook

By Updated Narrative By Shirley Harrison

London England: Smith Gryphon. Very Good. 1994. 1st Paperback Printing. Soft Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Octavo 1856850749 Paperback Paperback. The Diary of Jack the Ripper. Foxing to end inside covers and edge. Couple of slight creases to front cover. In this boo investigatice writer Shirley Harrison tells the story of how the diary was tested and examed. Her excting narrative follows in the footstep of Maybrick the Ripper, and supported by a mass of new evidence, she explains why she became convinced that the diary is genuine. Her book tells too of a second confesson scratched inside the case of a Victorian gold pocket watch, also discovered in Liverpool.Togehter the diary and the watch provide powerful justification that Maybrick was Jack the Ripper. The diary itself is reproduced in full,k so that readers can assess for themselves the deeply disturbing and chilling words of Jack the Ripper from across the abyss of more than a century. Illustrated. 333 pp. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. Academic and Scholarly books and Modern First Editions ,and all types of Educational Reference Literature.) .

$6.24

Hell's Prisoner. The Shocking True Story of an Innocent Man Jained For Eleven Years in Indonesia's Most Notorious Prisons
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Hell's Prisoner. The Shocking True Story of an Innocent Man Jained For Eleven Years in Indonesia's Most Notorious Prisons

By Christopher V.V. Parnell

Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing. Good. 2009. Reprint. Soft Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Octavo 9781840187045 Paperback Paperback. Hell's Prisoner by Christopher V. V. Parbnell. Water damage to end few pages. Couple of slight creases to cover. Prepare yourself for a journey into the Indoneasian penal system. A world where murder, torture and fights to the death are the norm. Where the guards turn a blind eye to the lethal weapons prisoners carry.... and use almost daily. This book is the powerful story of one man's battle to survive in some of the world's crullest and most inhumane prisons. The author, wrongly accused of drug trafficking, found himself catapulted into the maelstrom of madness and degradation that exists within Indonesian jails. Surrounded by murderers and sadistic violent criminals, he soon learned that life can be as cheap as a bowl of rice or a cigarette. During his imprisonment, Parnell was subjected to unthinkable sessions of torture, both physical and psychologigcal. Left to starve and fight every day for his survival, he was forced to eat everything from cockroaches to human flesh. This is an incredible tale of fatalism and bureaucracy, of corruption and the horrors of prison, but most of all it is a no-holds-barred account of what the human spirit can endure. Illustrated. 223 pp. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. Academic and Scholarly books and Modern First Editions ,and all types of Educational Reference Literature.) .

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No Angel. My Undercover Journey to the Dark Heart of the Hells Angels
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No Angel. My Undercover Journey to the Dark Heart of the Hells Angels

By Jay Dobyn and Nils Johnson-Shelton

London England: Canongate. Very Good. 2009. Reprint. Soft Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Octavo 9781847673497 Paperback Paperback. No Angel. Couple of slight creases to corner front cover. In 2001, Jay Dobyns was the first federal agent to infilitrate the inner circle of the Hells Angels. His aim was simple: to examine the criminal underbelly of the world's most famous biker group and bring a major case against them. This book tells the thrilling, adrenaline-soaked story of one man on the brink of losing himself, and lifts the lid on one of the world's infamous underworld. It is a riveting tale of meticulous undercover detective work and a rare and fascinating limpse inside the secretive world of outlaw biker groups. Illustrated. 328 pp. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. Academic and Scholarly books and Modern First Editions ,and all types of Educational Reference Literature.) .

$12.48

Angels of Death. Inside the Bikers' Global Crime Empire
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Angels of Death. Inside the Bikers' Global Crime Empire

By William Marsden and Julian Sher

London England: Hodder. Very Good. 2007. Reprint. Soft Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Octavo 9780340898338 Paperback Paperback. Angels of Death. Very slight shelf wear to top and bottom edge of spine and corners of cover. This book takes us straight to the dark heart of the Hells Angells' story - From the fatal stabbing of an innocent woman in the Arizona desert, through a violent subculture of bombings, shoot-outs, drugs, weapons trafficiking and extrotion. This lawless story is played out across twenty-five countries, from the streets of London and Amsterdam to the Austrlian outback and beyond. Illustrated. 471 pp. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. Academic and Scholarly books and Modern First Editions ,and all types of Educational Reference Literature.) .

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