Very Good: A book that has been read and does not look new, but is in excellent condition. No obvious damage to
the book cover, with the dust jacket (if applicable) included for hard covers. No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins. Some identifying marks on the inside cover, but this is minimal. Very little wear and tear. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections.
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History (World & General)
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Winston Churchill probably had more impact on 20th Century British military history than any other person. Yet, surprisingly, there seems not to be a single book devoted to Churchill as a would-be pilot, and, more importantly, to the relations he had with a host of airmen between 1914 and 1945.
Professor Vincent Orange was born in Shildon, County Durham, in 1935 and educated at St. Mary's Grammar School, Darlington, in the Royal Air Force (1953-6), and at Hull University. In 1962 he went to live in New Zealand and taught History at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch until he retired in 2002. In his young days, he had parts in twenty stage plays (several directed by Dame Ngaio Marsh) and about fifty radio plays. He also appeared regularly on television, commenting on current affairs. In addition to his eight books (including Park, Dowding and Slessor published by Grub Street) and numerous other articles and conference papers, he contributed nineteen essays to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. He is addicted to, amongst other things, cricket, rugby, Jane Austen, Richard Wagner (and all other noisy Romantics), his wife Sandra, her son Gerard and daughter Sarah.