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Forged during the Second World War, the close and abiding friendship of Robert Harling and Ian Fleming, one of the twentieth century's most iconic authors, would go on to define the lives and literature of both men significantly. Their paths first crossed in 1939, and Harling later became Fleming's deputy ...
Ian Fleming: A Personal Memoir
Forged during the Second World War, the close and abiding friendship of Robert Harling and Ian Fleming, one of the twentieth century's most iconic authors, would go on to define the lives and literature of both men significantly. Their paths first crossed in 1939, and Harling later became Fleming's deputy in the commando unit dubbed `Fleming's Secret Navy', which was tasked with obtaining equipment, codebooks and intelligence from the enemy. The war made fast friends of the two writers, and Fleming would go on to immortalise Harling in his hugely popular Bond novels Thunderball and The Spy Who Loved Me. Yet beneath the pair's charm, charisma and creativity was an altogether darker reality. Documenting in vivid detail his private exchanges with Fleming, Harling exposes the personality behind his protagonist - one tempered by debilitating bouts of depression and a deep-rooted distrust of women. This extraordinary memoir provides a fascinating and unprecedented insight into the mind of the creator of James Bond - from one of those who knew him best.
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18.57 USD

Ian Fleming: A Personal Memoir

by Robert Harling
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Inside the Hot Zone is an insider's account of one of the deadliest offices on earth: the United States Army Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, or USAMRIID for short. Retired U.S. Army Captain Mark G. Kortepeter, MD, a leading biodefense expert, takes the reader with him as he moves from ...
Inside the Hot Zone: A Soldier on the Front Lines of Biological Warfare
Inside the Hot Zone is an insider's account of one of the deadliest offices on earth: the United States Army Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, or USAMRIID for short. Retired U.S. Army Captain Mark G. Kortepeter, MD, a leading biodefense expert, takes the reader with him as he moves from the lecture hall to the role of Department Chief, to the battlefield, to inside the Biosafety Level-4 maximum containment lab, and finally, to the corner office. During his seven and a half years in leadership at USAMRIID, the United States was threatened by the most pivotal events in modern germ warfare, including the 2003 Iraq War's biological weapons fears, the anthrax letters of 2001, and a little-known crisis involving a presumed botulism attack on the President of the United States. Inside the Hot Zone is shocking, frightening, and occasionally amusing as Kortepeter tells the rest of the story - how he and his USAMRIID colleagues handled events related to anthrax, botulism, smallpox, Lassa, and Ebola in a cool and thoughtful manner as they unfolded. A modern-day Hawkeye Pierce, Kortepeter brings a rich and riveting narrative as he wrestles with life and death decisions managing biological weapon exposures. The stories are real, but they could easily serve as plotlines in popular fiction or Hollywood thrillers. He gives the reader a seat at the table as each crisis unfolds, with an unvarnished, deep and personal perspective of the dangers, the drama, the fear, the frustrations, the irony, and the uncertainty encountered as a physician in the role of Biodefender in an unusual and occasionally threatening environment.
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36.700000 USD

Inside the Hot Zone: A Soldier on the Front Lines of Biological Warfare

by Mark G Kortepeter
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Scholars of Mayhem: My Father's Secret War in Nazi-Occupied France
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27.88 USD

Scholars of Mayhem: My Father's Secret War in Nazi-Occupied France

by Timothy K. Smith, Daniel C Guiet
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Gods of War: History's Greatest Military Rivals
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33.600000 USD

Gods of War: History's Greatest Military Rivals

by Williamson Murray, James Lacey
Hardback
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28.340000 USD

Untitled

by Martha McSally
Hardback
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Sacred Duty: A Soldier's Tour at Arlington National Cemetery
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18.890000 USD

Sacred Duty: A Soldier's Tour at Arlington National Cemetery

by Tom Cotton
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Footprints in the Dust: Nursing, Survival, Compassion, and Hope with Refugees Around the World
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28.300000 USD

Footprints in the Dust: Nursing, Survival, Compassion, and Hope with Refugees Around the World

by Roberta Gately
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The anthology Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors showcases writing from military veterans and their families from across the nation, including writing about WWI and WWII, Vietnam, the Gulf Conflict, Afghanistan, and Iraq. The anthology is the seventh in an annual series published by Southeast Missouri State University Press ...
Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors, Volume 8
The anthology Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors showcases writing from military veterans and their families from across the nation, including writing about WWI and WWII, Vietnam, the Gulf Conflict, Afghanistan, and Iraq. The anthology is the seventh in an annual series published by Southeast Missouri State University Press in Cooperation with the Missouri Humanities Council's Veterans Projects and the Warriors Arts Alliance. The Missouri Humanities Council plans to expand the partnership to include additional organizations that are both concerned and supportive of American veterans.
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15.750000 USD

Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors, Volume 8

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Blaze of Light: The Inspiring True Story of Green Beret Medic Gary Beikirch, Medal of Honor Recipient
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27.300000 USD

Blaze of Light: The Inspiring True Story of Green Beret Medic Gary Beikirch, Medal of Honor Recipient

by Marcus Brotherton
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Told from the point of view of the men in the foxholes and tanks, outposts and command posts, this is the definitive account of the epic retreat under fire of the 1st Marine Division from the Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War. The author first sketches in the errors and ...
Chosin: Heroic Ordeal of the Korean War
Told from the point of view of the men in the foxholes and tanks, outposts and command posts, this is the definitive account of the epic retreat under fire of the 1st Marine Division from the Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War. The author first sketches in the errors and miscalculations on the part of the American high command that caused the Marines to be strung out at the end of a narrow road scores of miles from the sea. He then plunges right into the action: the massing of Chinese forces in about ten-to-one strength; the Marines' command problems due to the climate and terrain and high-level over confidence; and the onset of the overwhelming Chinese assault. With a wealth of tactical detail and small-unit action, Eric Hammel's masterful account of Chosin offers invaluable perspective on war at the gut level.
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35.31 USD

Chosin: Heroic Ordeal of the Korean War

by Eric Hammel
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On his second combat tour, Nick Brokhausen served in Recon Team Habu, CCN. This unit was part of MACV-SOG (Military Assistance Command Vietnam Studies and Observations Group), or Studies and Observations Group as it was innocuously called. The small recon companies that were the center of its activities conducted some ...
Whispers in the Tall Grass
On his second combat tour, Nick Brokhausen served in Recon Team Habu, CCN. This unit was part of MACV-SOG (Military Assistance Command Vietnam Studies and Observations Group), or Studies and Observations Group as it was innocuously called. The small recon companies that were the center of its activities conducted some of the most dangerous missions of the war, infiltrating areas controlled by the North Vietnamese in Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia. The companies never exceeded more than 30 Americans, yet they were the best source for the enemy's disposition and were key to the US military being able to take the war to the enemy. This was accomplished by utilizing both new and innovative technology, and tactics dating back to the French and Indian Wars. This small unit racked up one of the most impressive records of awards for valor of any unit in the history of the United States Army. It came at a terrible price, however; the number of wounded and killed in action was incredibly high. Those missions today seem suicidal. In 1970 they seemed equally so, yet these men went out day after day with their indigenous allies - Montagnard tribesmen, Vietnamese, and Chinese Nungs - and faced the challenges with courage and resolve. Whispers in the Tall Grass is the second volume of Nick's riveting memoir of his time with MACV-SOG. Written in the same irreverent, immediate style that made We Few a cult classic, this book continues Nick's hair-raising adventures behind enemy lines, and movingly conveys the bonds that war creates between soldiers.
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34.600000 USD

Whispers in the Tall Grass

by Nick Brokhausen
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Lt. Elsie Ott's Top Secret Mission: The WWII Flight Nurse Pioneer of Aeromedical Evacuation (Medevac)
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19.900000 USD

Lt. Elsie Ott's Top Secret Mission: The WWII Flight Nurse Pioneer of Aeromedical Evacuation (Medevac)

by Jeffrey S Copeland
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American Cipher: Bowe Bergdahl and the U.S. Tragedy in Afghanistan
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18.900000 USD

American Cipher: Bowe Bergdahl and the U.S. Tragedy in Afghanistan

by Michael Ames, Matt Farwell
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A Company Of Heroes
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18.57 USD

A Company Of Heroes

by Marcus Brotherton
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Topgun: An American Story
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16.790000 USD

Topgun: An American Story

by Dan Pedersen
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The Second Most Powerful Man in the World: The Life of Admiral William D. Leahy, Roosevelt's Chief of Staff
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21.000000 USD

The Second Most Powerful Man in the World: The Life of Admiral William D. Leahy, Roosevelt's Chief of Staff

by Phillips Payson O'Brien
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The Unexpected Spy: From the CIA to the Fbi, My Secret Life Taking Down Some of the World's Most Notorious Terrorists
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29.390000 USD

The Unexpected Spy: From the CIA to the Fbi, My Secret Life Taking Down Some of the World's Most Notorious Terrorists

by Jessica Anya Blau, Tracy Walder
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For librarians, military history buffs, journalists, speakers, and more, a day-by-day accounting of the most important events, people, and philosophies of U.S. military history. From the author of This Day in Presidential History (Bernan Press, 2017), journalist and White House correspondent Paul Brandus. For each of the 366 days of ...
This Day in U.S. Military History
For librarians, military history buffs, journalists, speakers, and more, a day-by-day accounting of the most important events, people, and philosophies of U.S. military history. From the author of This Day in Presidential History (Bernan Press, 2017), journalist and White House correspondent Paul Brandus. For each of the 366 days of the year, readers will discover landmark battles, key strategies, dramatic anecdotes, legendary leaders, compelling quotes ( War is hell. ), founding anniversaries and more. * Features a quotation for each day of the year. * Illustrated with 50 historic images. * From the French and Indian Wars to today's conflicts in the Middle East and against terrorism.
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47.250000 USD

This Day in U.S. Military History

by Paul Brandus
Hardback
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Accused War Criminal: An American Kempei Tai Survivor
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30.400000 USD

Accused War Criminal: An American Kempei Tai Survivor

by Fiske Hanley
Hardback
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Clashes of Cavalry
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31.490000 USD

Clashes of Cavalry

by Thom Hatch
Hardback
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Clashes of Cavalry
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18.890000 USD

Clashes of Cavalry

by Thom Hatch
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The Three-Cornered War: The Union, the Confederacy, and Native Peoples in the Fight for the West
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29.400000 USD

The Three-Cornered War: The Union, the Confederacy, and Native Peoples in the Fight for the West

by Megan Kate Nelson
Hardback
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The Art of Resistance: My Four Years in the French Underground: A Memoir
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20.990000 USD

The Art of Resistance: My Four Years in the French Underground: A Memoir

by Justus Rosenberg
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Vlad III Dracula: The Life and Times of the Historical Dracula
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52.490000 USD

Vlad III Dracula: The Life and Times of the Historical Dracula

by Octavian Penda, Kurt Treptow
Hardback
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The Hawker Hurricane, together with the Spitfire, is the most famous aircraft of the Second World War. Many pilots including Douglas Bader thought it was superior to the Spit but together they saved Britain from Nazi invasion and possible defeat. Adrian Stewart has produced a gloriously atmospheric and nostalgic book ...
They Flew Hurricanes
The Hawker Hurricane, together with the Spitfire, is the most famous aircraft of the Second World War. Many pilots including Douglas Bader thought it was superior to the Spit but together they saved Britain from Nazi invasion and possible defeat. Adrian Stewart has produced a gloriously atmospheric and nostalgic book capturing the spirit of this great aircraft and the pilots who flew them. It tracks the aircraft as it was developed and improved and follows it to the many theatres of the war where it saw service. Among the lesser known are Burma and the hazardous convoy protection both in the Arctic and Mediterranean, flying from makeshift carriers. This book will fascinate specialist aviation historians and those who enjoy a rattling good war story, backed by a superb selection of rare photographs.
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26.200000 USD

They Flew Hurricanes

by Adrian Stewart
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How do you quadruple the size of an 85-year-old company in one decade without changing its cultural DNA? How do you accomplish this while keeping your original base of customers wildly loyal and your employees passionately engaged? With Cutler Dawson at the helm for the last 14 years, Navy Federal ...
From the Sea to the C-Suite: Lessons Learned from the Bridge to the Corner Office
How do you quadruple the size of an 85-year-old company in one decade without changing its cultural DNA? How do you accomplish this while keeping your original base of customers wildly loyal and your employees passionately engaged? With Cutler Dawson at the helm for the last 14 years, Navy Federal Credit Union, the world's largest credit union, has quadrupled the size of the organisation and made it an industry leader in customer service. A retired Navy vice admiral with an esteemed 34-year career commanding ships and fleets, Cutler arrived at the venerable and conservative credit union and Set it on a course for meteoric growth. It is now one of the most fiercely trusted and smoothly run financial institutions in the world ranked by Fortune magazine as a Best Place to Work for eight years. How did Cutler and his team at Navy Federal do it? What did he learn on the ship's bridge that that helped him successfully run a bank--a credit union, actually? What did he learn leading ships and crews into harm's way that helped him weather the storms of the 2008 financial crisis without a layoff? And what can you learn from his leadership experience that began when he took command of his first ship at the age of 27? This book reveals an honest and straightforward look at Cutler's leadership philosophy and guiding principles, offering tangible and practical insights for readers who want to learn how to chart a similar course of success--one of exponential growth without compromising a company's bedrock principles.
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23.050000 USD

From the Sea to the C-Suite: Lessons Learned from the Bridge to the Corner Office

by Taylor Baldwin Kiland, Cutler Dawson
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The changing role of women in warfare, a neglected aspect of military history, is the subject of this collection of perceptive, thought-provoking essays. By looking at the wide range of ways in which women have become involved in all the aspects of war, the authors open up this fascinating topic ...
Women in War: From Home Front to Front Line
The changing role of women in warfare, a neglected aspect of military history, is the subject of this collection of perceptive, thought-provoking essays. By looking at the wide range of ways in which women have become involved in all the aspects of war, the authors open up this fascinating topic to wider understanding and debate. The discuss how, particularly in the two world wars, women have been increasingly mobilized in all the armed services, originally as support staff, then in defensive combat roles. They also consider the tragic story of women as victims of male violence, and how women have often put up a heroic resistance, and examine how women have been drawn into direct combat roles on an unprecedented level, a trend that is still controversial in the present day. The collection brings together the work of noted academics and historians with the wartime experiences of women who have remarkable personal stories to tell. The book will be a milestone in the study of the recent history of the parts women have played in the history of warfare. Authors Dr Juliette Pattinson, Professor Mark Connelly, Georgina Natzio, Christine Halsall, Jonathan Walker, Major Imogen Corrigan, Dr. Halik Kochanski, Dr T.A. Heathcote, Elspeth Johnstone, Mike Ryan, Grace Filby, Dr George Bailey, Tatiana Roshupkina, Leicester Chilton, Paul Edward Strong, Celia Lee, John Lee
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24.16 USD

Women in War: From Home Front to Front Line

by Paul Strong, Celia Lee
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Revered by some as the ultimate warrior, and condemned by others as ruthless assassins, the combat sniper is more than just a crack shot. These are highly disciplined individuals, calm professionals skilled in marksmanship, reconnaissance and camouflage. During the Second World War these lethal fighters were deployed by all sides ...
The Sniper Anthology: Snipers of the Second World War
Revered by some as the ultimate warrior, and condemned by others as ruthless assassins, the combat sniper is more than just a crack shot. These are highly disciplined individuals, calm professionals skilled in marksmanship, reconnaissance and camouflage. During the Second World War these lethal fighters were deployed by all sides to deadly effect. This collection of biographies written by sniper experts from around the world explores the careers of the top marksmen between 1939 and 1945. As well as providing incisive technical information, each author offers a glimpse of the character and personality of their chosen sniper, giving them a human face that is often missing in standard portrayals. These gripping, in-depth narratives go beyond the cursory treatment in existing histories and will be essential reading for anyone wanting to learn about the role and technique of the sniper during the Second World War. The impressive list of contributors to The Sniper Anthology includes Mark Spicer writing on Harry M. Furness, the last surviving British sniper who went ashore on D-Day; Martin Pegler, who details the famous Soviet sniper Vassili Zaitsev; Adrian Gilbert on the Wehrmacht sharpshooter and lone wolf Sepp Allerberger; and Roger Moorhouse on Simo Hayha, the man with the most confirmed kills in any major war.
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18.57 USD

The Sniper Anthology: Snipers of the Second World War

by Martin Mace
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This is a graphic account of one soldiers service in the First World War an account that is based on a diary he maintained whilst on active service. It has been described by one senior officer as the best soldiers story I have yet read in Australia. H.R. Williams enlisted ...
An Anzac on the Western Front: The Personal Recollections of an Australian Infantryman from 1916 to 1918
This is a graphic account of one soldiers service in the First World War an account that is based on a diary he maintained whilst on active service. It has been described by one senior officer as the best soldiers story I have yet read in Australia. H.R. Williams enlisted in 1915, joining A Company, 56th Battalion AIF. With this unit he would see service in Egypt and then the Western Front participating in some of the biggest battles of the First World War. Arriving in France on 30 June 1916, the battalion entered the front line trenches for the first time on 12 July and fought its first major battle at Fromelles a week later. The battle was a disaster, resulting in heavy casualties across the division. Despite these losses the 5th Division continued to man the front in the Fromelles sector for a further two months. After a freezing winter manning trenches in the Somme Valley, in early 1917 the 56th Battalion participated in the advance that followed the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line. It was spared the assault but did, however, defend gains made during the second battle of Bullecourt. Later in the year, the AIFs focus of operations switched to the Ypres sector in Belgium. The 56ths major battle here was at Polygon Wood on 26 September. With the collapse of Russia in October 1917, a major German offensive on the Western Front was expected in early 1918. This came in late March and the 5th Division moved to defend the sector around Corbie. Once the German offensive had been defeated, the Allies launched their own offensive in August 1918. he 56th fought its last major battle of the war, St Quentin Canal, between 29 September and 2 October 1918. It was resting out of the line when the Armistice was declared on 11 November.
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27.88 USD

An Anzac on the Western Front: The Personal Recollections of an Australian Infantryman from 1916 to 1918

by H. R. Williams
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The strangely named First Aid Nursing Yeomanry traces its origins to the Great War. As a mark of their outstanding service they remained in being between the Wars. However, it is for their service during the Second World War that they are best known. They worked in a wide variety ...
The FANY in War & Peace: The Story of the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry
The strangely named First Aid Nursing Yeomanry traces its origins to the Great War. As a mark of their outstanding service they remained in being between the Wars. However, it is for their service during the Second World War that they are best known. They worked in a wide variety of roles both at home and overseas, both overt and covert. Of the latter there were 39 girls who worked with SOE behind the lines with Resistance movements. Of these 13 were captured and killed, often after torture, including Odette Churchill and Violette Szabo. Many others worked as coders and decoders, running safe-houses and training agents and in a variety of supporting roles. The Author has compiled his book from fascinating material from a variety of sources including many interviews with survivors.
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27.88 USD

The FANY in War & Peace: The Story of the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry

by Hugh Popham
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