Saturday, October 22, 2011

Ballantine’s Illustrated History of the Violent Century, Battle Book No. 2: Their Finest Hour: The Story of the Battle of Britain, 1940

Title: Ballantine’s Illustrated History of the Violent Century, Battle Book No. 2: Their Finest Hour: The Story of the Battle of Britain, 1940
Author: Edward Bishop
Synopsis: Between 1968 and 1975 Ballantine Books published an extensive series of military history books. Ballantine’s Illustrated History of World War II, later re-titled Ballantine’s Illustrated History of the Violent Century, is a series of paperback books printed in both the USA and UK. The series deals with all aspects of twentieth century conflicts, and each volume has a wealth of detailed information and illustrations. Many of the titles were written by well-known military authors, including Anthony Farrar-Hockley and Peter Young. The series is broken up into seven categories, namely: Campaign Series, Battle Series, Weapon Series, War Leader Series, Politics in Action Series, Human Conflict Series and Special Colour Series. Although some of the titles in the series are now over 40 years old, the wealth of detail and sheer number of illustrating photographs makes them a valuable addition to any military library today.This volume is No. 2 in the Battle Book Series
Year Published: 1972, New York, United States
Format: Softbound, bookpaper
Size: 8.3 x 5.4 inches
No. of Pages: 160 pages
Condition: Some wear on the covers due to age; edges are also slightly worn and bumped; leaves are fine and crisp with light damage; light toning; overall GOOD condition
Weight: 190 grams

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HAC Code: 3F0038

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