Saturday, January 17, 2015

A Statue Exceedingly Bare and a Great Book Shop

My new regular destination when shopping in Liverpool is Henry Bohn Books,   It's one of those marvellous second-hand bookshops that's literally crammed from floor to ceiling.  There's a pretty good military history section and while I couldn't find Christopher Duffy's The Military Experience in the Age of Reason, I did find this for a fiver:


I'm also very pleased to have picked up Victory in the West, the two volume HMSO official history of the British campaigns in northern Europe from D Day to the fall of the Third Reich.  I suspect the text may be available on line somewhere but this edition has all of the fold-out maps intact.


4 comments:

Richard Phillips said...

Great find with the 'Victory in the West' set.
Cheers
Richard P

Andrew Canham said...

Thanks for the link to the store Richard. I will look them up next time I venture across the water. Good find with "Victory in the West".

Cheers, Andy

Counterpane said...

I'm pleased with Victory in the West. A quick glance through this morning shows that the Operation Veritable map would have been ideal in setting up the terrain for the central table for Crisis Point I.

Counterpane said...

Edited: It is of course "Victory In the West" rather than the far more Germanic "Triumph...".