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    Himmler's Diary 1945: A Calendar of Events Leading to Suicide

    R625,00
    Reichsfuhrer-SS Heinrich Himmler instigated the mass murder of European Jews. 1945 saw his fall from second-most powerful man in Germany after Hitler to his suicide in British captivity. Throughout 1945 Himmler showed little sign of his supreme power, moving between action and indecision: V-2 rockets, release of camp prisoners and peace feelers.

    The War Diaries of Count Galeazzo Ciano 1939-43

    R625,00
    The first illustrated edition of these remarkable first hand diaries from Italy's foreign minister during the 2nd World War

    Moonlight Flyer: Diary of a Second World War Navigator

    R500,00
    Diary of Jan Gellner, Czech navigator, after being trained in the first air observer course within the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan in Canada, he began his tour with the No. 311 (Czechoslovak) Bomber Squadron RAF. During 37 bombing sorties on Vickers Wellington over the occupied European territory and Germany he earned the DFC.

    Through Ice and Fire: A Russian Arctic Convoy Diary 1942

    R500,00
    The danger and hardship of life in the World War Two Russian convoys is here brought vividly to life in a diary of a man that lived them

    Wine, Women and Song: A Spitfire Pilot's Story Compiled from Doug Brown's Letters and Reminscences

    R625,00
    Spitfire pilot Doug Brown's RAF experiences. The first solo in a Spitfire was almost his last and he crashed on his first operation. It was a life of contrasts: the thrill of flying; the loss of fellow airmen; anticipation of combat; the boredom of 'readiness'; indulgent mess banquets; pranks and comradeship; and the unrelenting toil of war.

    The Letters of Sylvia Plath Vol 1

    R650,00 R690,71

    C.Wright Mills: Letters and Autobiographical Writings

    R877,00
    A collection of letters and writings which allows readers to see behind C Wright Mills' public persona. It includes his letters to Saul Alinsky, Daniel Bell, Lewis Coser, Carlos Fuentes, Hans Gerth, Irving Howe, Dwight MacDonald, Robert K Merton, Ralph Miliband, William Miller, David Riesman, and Harvey Swados.

    Zibaldone: The Notebooks of Leopardi

    R947,00 R965,00
    Giacomo Leopardi (1798-1837), Italy's first and greatest modern poet, was also a critic, philosopher and philologist. This title presents a translation of his enormous Zibaldone, or philosophical and critical notebook, which many consider one of the great books of the 19th century.

    Veteran Narratives and the Collective Memory of the Vietnam War

    R718,00
    In the decades since the Vietnam War, veteran memoirs have influenced Americans' understanding of the conflict. Yet few historians or literary scholars have scrutinized how the genre has shaped the nation's collective memory of the war and its aftermath.

    Little Women Abroad: The Alcott Sisters' Letters from Europe, 1870-1871

    R896,00
    In 1870, Louisa May Alcott and her younger sister Abby May Alcott began a fourteen-month tour of Europe. Louisa had already made her mark as a writer; May was on the verge of a respected art career. This book presents a selection of May's drawings along with the letters written by the two Alcott sisters during their trip.

    The Letters of Samuel Beckett: Volume 1, 1929-1940

    R719,00 R813,94
    This authorised edition with full scholarly apparatus will be welcomed by all scholars of modern literature and drama.

    Laura Ingalls Wilder, Farm Journalist: Writings from the Ozarks

    R513,00 R569,06
    Collects essays by A J Wilder that originally appeared in "Missouri Ruralist" between 1911 and 1924. This book lends her advice to women of her generation on such issues as how to be an equal partner with their husbands, how to support the new freedoms they'd won with the right to vote, and how to maintain family values in their changing world.