Used and Out of Print Books on Government,
Politics & Political History
Listed alphabetically by title.
Churchill The Man Of The Century, A Pictorial Biography -edited by- Neil Ferrier. Political
biography. Packed full of wonderful b/w plates of Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister, his life and his family; includes
World War One and World War Two photographs, the British Royal Family, Churchill
with Stalin, the German Kaiser, Chiang Kai-Shek.
(no publisher, presumably self-published, London, 1955) Used hardcover book, no
dust jacket, 93 pages, red cloth covers with gilt lettering on cover & spine, foxing on eps, front cover
slightly bowed, else in very good condition.
France, Germany And The Western Alliance, A Study Of Elite Attitudes On European
Integration And World Politics -by- Karl W Deutsch, Lewis J Edinger, Roy C
Macridis & Richard L Merritt. The
record and summary of interviews conducted in 1964 with carefully selected
"elite" groups in France and West Germany, such as influential figures
in politics, the military, business, the civil service, the professions and the
mass media; the questions asked were: What is the future of European economic
and political integration? What should be the future of the NATO alliance? What
form should the Common Market take in the future? What are the prospects for
disarmament and particularly what should be the future for nuclear weapons?
(Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1967) No ISBN. Used hardcover book in dust jacket,
324 pages. Covered in clear plastic sleeve. Dust jacket sunned on spine,
foxing on eps and edges of pages, else very good.
In Camera, Secret Justice In Rhodesia, Peter Niesewand Writes His Own Story -by-
Peter Niesewand. In 1972, Mr Ian Smith's Rhodesian government launched a confidential campaign to try to persuade the five and a half million
black majority to reconsider their rejection of the Independence settlement terms with Britain; the campaign was focused on the Tribal Trust Lands -
where unauthorised Europeans could not go; but reports filtering out of these remote areas began to each journalists; in an apparent attempt to
intimidate the Press into turning a blind eye to the pro-settlement campaign, the Rhodesians detained twenty-eight-year-old freelance
journalist Peter Niesewand without trial or charge; at first, the Government said no criminal proceedings were pending, but later, in the face of an
international outcry, they charged Mr Niesewand with contravening the Official Secrets Act; his trial was held in secret, and even details of the charges
were not released; this book is based on official transcripts of the secret hearings; with b/w photographs (Weidenfeld and Nicholson, London, First edition, 1973) ISBN
0297766767. Used hardcover book in dust jacket, now covered in clear plastic, 209 pages,
foxing on eps and edges of pages, dust jacket worn on edges and corners, else very good.
John Bull Gets Tough: An Essay In Interpretation -by-
S F Ferguson. The collapse of Great Britain and the Empire has been loudly prophesied for centuries, but John Bull
refuses to budge; the end of every fight finds him still on his feet, with his
family beside him; the author, an Australian, explodes the myth of grasping
Imperialism, and makes clear the sane and solid foundations of the British
Commonwealth; he explains the differences between John Bull and Uncle Sam, and
their essential and indestructible brotherhood; he exposes the absurdity of the
notion that a friend of Russia should be an enemy of Britain; above all, he
tells us the deathless story of how Britain won through against incredible odds
in the early years of WWII (Angus &
Robertson, Sydney, 1944) Small softcover book in soiled dust jacket, 72 pages. dust jacket and covers
worn on edges and bumped in corners, bookshop stamps inside cover, foxing on eps
and edges of pages, else very good.
Losing The Blanket: Australia and The End of Britain's Empire -by- David Goldsworthy.
Australian History. Australian Political History. When Britain's sprawling empire wound down with
unexpected speed in the 1960s, Australia lost a comforting "security blanket" and had to struggle to
re-establish and protect itself in a volatile and threatening world. This book shows how Australia's
foreign policy during the 1950s and 1960s was affected by the end of empire. Documents now available reveal
the effects of post-imperialism upon Australian policies in key areas such as defence planning in Southeast Asia,
the politics of the Commonwealth, the European Union, Australia's own colonial policy and relations with Britain
itself; as Menzies and then Holt looked to protect Australia's interests, the groundwork was laid for Australia's
involvement in Vietnam and for the pattern of Australia's foreign relations today. (Melbourne University Press.
Melbourne. 2002) ISBN 0522850286. Used book. Softcover book. 209 pages. Corners bumped. Covers
scuffed. A few marks on edges of pages. Else very good.
Mandela: The Authorised Portrait -edited by-
Kate Parkin. Biography and photographic portrait of Nelson Mandela. Editorial consultants: Mac Maharaj
& Ahmed Kathrada. Narrative -by- Mike Nicol. Interviews
-by- Tim Cousens; Rosalind Coward & Amina Frense. Foreword -by- Kofi Annan. Introduction -by-
Archbishop Desmond Tutu (The Five Mile Press, Melbourne -in association with- PQ Blackwell, Auckland,
2006) ISBN 1741248930. NEW large format hardcover book in dust jacket. 356 pages. NEW. Weighs
Mao Tse-Tung Selected Works, in five volumes. Based
on the Chinese edition of 4 volumes which first appeared in Peking in 1951;
Volume One: 1926-1936: Period of the First Revolutionary Civil War; Volume Two:
1937-1938 On Contradiction (a philosophical work) and Period of the Second Revolutionary Civil War (Concluded) and Period of
the War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression; Volume Three: 1939-1941:
Period of the War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression (II); Volume Four:
1941-1945: Period of the War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression (III);
Volume Five: 1945-1949: The Third Revolutionary Civil War Period
(International Publishers, New York, 1954-6) Five hardcover books, no dust
jackets, good red cloth with good gilt lettering on spine, cloth marked on
spines and heavily worn on lower edges of each volume, pages are very good.
Foxing on endpapers and edges of pages.
Political Theories Of The Middle Age -by- Dr Otto Gierke. Translated with an
introduction -by- Frederic William Maitland (Cambridge At The University
Press, reprint, 1913) Used hardcover book, no dust jacket, 197 pages, pages uncut,
ex-library with the usual stamps and marks, marked black cloth with good gilt
lettering on spine, spine sunned, corners and both ends of spine worn &
knocked, names of previous owners on fep, light foxing on eps, edges of some pages lightly soiled, else good.
Stalin: An Appraisal of The Man and His Influence -by- Leon Trotsky.
Edited and translated from the Russian -by- Charles Malamuth. Introduction -by- Bertram D Wolfe. New edition 1967 (Stein and
Day Publishers, New York, 1967) Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 516 pages. dust jacket is worn, creased, with heavy edge wear with small
chips and tears. Boards worn on edges. Page edges have tanned, else text is good.
The Australian Ballot, The Story Of An American Reform -by- L E Fredman,
By the late 1800s, American elections were riddled with abuses: political parties provided identifiable printed ballots which
were issued to voters outside the polling place, candidates has to pay large sums to ensure that their names would actually appear on the
ballot, and voters were freely bribed or intimidated by agents of the political parties; various groups of American political reformers
advocated the introduction of the Australian Victorian method of voting in which the government printed and distributed the ballets, accepted nominations and
made elaborate provision for secrecy in voting (Michigan State University Press, first edition, 1968) Used hardcover book in
dust jacket, 150 pages, ex-library with the usual marks and stamps, pocket on fep, covered in clear plastic sleeve, dust jacket under sleeve is soiled, foxing on edges of
pages, else good.
The Latham Diaries -by- Mark Latham. Australian Politics. Australian Politician. The
Australian Labour Party. (Melbourne University Press. Melbourne. Reprint. 2005) ISBN 0522852157. Used hardcover
book in dust jacket. 429 pages. In excellent condition.
The Origins of Political Surveillance in Australia -by- Frank Cain. A study of the growth
of Australia's security and surveillance organisations and the early history of those organisations, based
upon detailed examination of the original files and archives. (Angus & Robertson Publishers. London. 1983)
ISBN 020714818X. Used book. Hardcover book in dust jacket. 305 pages. Dust jacket is worn on corners and at
both ends of the spine. Foxing on edges of pages. Else very good.
Two-Way Passage: A Study of The Give-and-Take of International Aid -by- Ritchie
Calder (William Heinemann Ltd, London, First edition, 1964) used hardcover book,
no dust jacket, 186 pages, bookshop bookplate inside cover, name written on fep. Marked
brown cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine. Foxing on first and last few
pages, edges of pages and a few spots on some pages. Insect damage also to edges of pages only. Text is very good.
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