Saturday 29 December 2012

NEW BOOK - No.50 Squadron RAF.

Book Description

Thrilling real Life Accounts of Fighting in the Air from 1916 to the Falklands. No.50 Squadron was a leading RAF bomber squadron in World War II and bombed the Falklands in 1982. Formed as a fighter squadron in 1916 to counter the Zeppelin airships that were bombing British cities in World War I, No.50 Squadron built an enviable reputation as a crack fighter squadron under the command of one Arthur Harris - better known as "Bomber" Harris. In 1937 the squadron was remustered as a bomber squadron, now under Harris as Group commander. It was in bombers that No.50 went to war in 1939. In the war torn skies over Europe, the men of No.50 were to win a Victoria Cross, 6 DSOs, 70 DFCs and 114 DFMs. The heroic determination of the squadron's aircrews and their often terrifying encounters with the Third Reich's Luftwaffe make for thrilling reading. In 1952 the squadron gained jet bombers, and it was in Vulcans that the squadron went to bomb the Falklands in 1982. This book looks at the heroic men (and more recently women) who have fought with the squadron over the years. It details their exploits in battle, their life with the squadron and in many cases their subsequent careers in the RAF.
 
 

Friday 28 December 2012

Boris Johnson, Lynton Crosby and the top campaign team digest the latest opinion poll results




Boris Johnson, Lynton Crosby and the top campaign team digest the latest opinion poll results in the run up to the 2012 London Mayoral Elections. Yet another behind the scenes glimpse from "Victory in London" by Alex Crowley.

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Product Description

The inside story of the campaign by Lynton Crosby to put Boris Johnson back into power as London Mayor told by one of the top members of his campaign team who was at Borisʼs side throughout.
In 2012 the political stakes could not be higher. After one term in office and despite enjoying personal popularity, Boris Johnson faced an uphill battle for re-election as Mayor of London. Buffeted by Tory unpopularity, the toughest financial conditions in years and accusations that he was out of touch and a ʻdo-nothingʼ Mayor, Boris faced the fight of his political life.
And to top it all, he was up against Ken Livingstone, one of the most formidable and ruthless campaigners in British politics.
This is the first and most authoritative book about Boris Johnsonʼs re-election. Told by an insider, it will reveal the inner workings of the campaign and how one of the most high profile politicians in the country and his extraordinary team pulled off an election victory that was closer than anyone dared think.
Based on an unprecedented level of access to all the key players, including Boris himself and campaign director Lynton Crosby, this is a must read for anyone interested in politics.


Contents
1. From celebrity to Mayor
2. Growing pains
3. Re-starting the machine
4. Annus Horribilis
5. Tale of two camps
6. Boris enters the ring
7. Taxman
8. With friends like these…
9. Judgement day
10. Epilogue


About the Author
Alex Crowley is a writer, political adviser and filmmaker. He has advised Boris Johnson since 2007 and was a senior member of the 2008 and 2012 campaign teams that delivered victory. Alex brings unprecedented insight into the inner workings of one of the most high profile political campaigns in recent memory - which serve as a blueprint for future Tory campaigns. He is also uniquely placed to tell the story behind the celebrity; Boris the Mayor and politician campaigning for votes.

Saturday 22 December 2012

Behind the scenes with Lynton Crosby



Lynton Crosby talks to the Boris Campaign Team three weeks before election day 2012. Yet another exclusive behind the scenes glimpse of the campaign from "Victory in London - The Inside Story of the Boris Campaign"



Book Description

13 Dec 2012
The inside story of the campaign to put Boris Johnson back into power as London Mayor told by one of the top members of his campaign team who was at Boris's side throughout. In 2012 the political stakes could not be higher. After one term in office and despite enjoying personal popularity, Boris Johnson faced an uphill battle for re-election as Mayor of London. Buffeted by Tory unpopularity, the toughest financial conditions in years and accusations that he was out of touch and Mayor, Boris faced the fight of his political life. And to top it all, he was up against Ken Livingstone, one of the most formidable and ruthless campaigners in British politics. This is the first and most authoritative book about Boris Johnson's re-election. Told by an insider, it will reveal the inner workings of the campaign and how one of the most high profile politicians in the country and his extraordinary team pulled off an election victory that was closer than anyone dared think. Based on an unprecedented level of access to all the key players, including Boris himself and campaign director Lynton Crosby, this is a must read for anyone interested in politics.