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Munich: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, 2005. 88, wraps, illus. (mostly in color) The Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science is an independent non-profit association of German research institutes. This annual report may be an oddity, in that while the front cover states that this is the Annual Report for 2005, and the inside front cover gives the publication date of May 2005, the first paragraph of the interview with the President discusses the May 2006 signing of an agreement with the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Clearly there is a space-time continuum issue presented by this volume!
Los Angeles: Nash Publishing, 1972. First Printing. Hardcover. , xiii, , 386,  pages. Illustrations. Footnotes. Index. DJ soiled, torn, chipped and worn. Foreword by Rabbi Meir Kahane The story of the Irgun. Menachem Begin ( 16 August 1913 – 9 March 1992) was an Israeli politician, founder of Likud and the sixth Prime Minister of Israel. He was the leader of the Zionist militant group Irgun, a breakaway from the larger Jewish paramilitary organization Haganah. He proclaimed a revolt, on 1 February 1944, against the British mandatory government, which was opposed by the Jewish Agency. As head of the Irgun, he targeted the British in Palestine. Later, the Irgun fought the Arabs during the 1947–48 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine. Begin was elected to the first Knesset, as head of Herut, the party he founded. He remained in opposition in the eight consecutive elections, but became more acceptable to the political center. His 1977 electoral victory and premiership ended three decades of Labor Party political dominance. Begin’s most significant achievement as Prime Minister was the signing of a peace treaty with Egypt in 1979, for which he and Anwar Sadat shared the Nobel Prize for Peace. In the wake of the Camp David Accords, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) withdrew from the Sinai Peninsula, which was captured from Egypt in the Six-Day War. Later, Begin’s government promoted the construction of Israeli settlements in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Begin authorized the bombing of the Osirak nuclear plant in Iraq and the invasion of Lebanon in 1982 to fight PLO strongholds there, igniting the 1982 Lebanon War.
Place_Pub: Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1974. Hardcover. 400, illus., endpaper illus., maps, appendices, bibliography, index, some darkening to text, some wear to DJ edges. The author was formerly an intelligence officer in Hitler's Navy. The book contains revelations about the conflict of strategic ideas, both within the German Admiralty and between its head and Hitler; about the failure of the Navy under Raeder and the Luftwaffe under Goering to cooperate; and about the feuds between the Naval staff on shore and the Fleet Commanders at sea. Strange as it may seem, no reliable and yet popular history of the German Navy during the Second World War has appeared since the German war records were returned from London and became available to German historians and journalists. With such records now to hand, this book can report the highlights and decisive phases of the war at sea from the German point of view. Germany's defeat at sea was the one which irretrievably lost her the war. Efforts to suppress or forget our mistakes, though originally understandable, have succeeded only in cloaking personalities in a veil of "taboo'' quite contrary to German naval tradition. Erich Raeder, architect of the fleet that in 1939 had to be sent out to fight a war that it did not expect, once pronounced: "The deeds of the German Navy must be subjected to the full light of day."
Washington, DC: Department of the Army, 1973. First? Edition. First? Printing. 139, fold-out plate at rear, index, library binding, usual library markings, pocket removed at rear Ex-Special Forces Library. This appears to be the first issuance of this report in this form. Annual accounts of the United States Army have been published since 1822. In May 1972 the Annual Report of the Department of Defense was cancelled. The last consolidated report to be published was that of fiscal year 1968. Publication of the Army information separately was resumed with the fiscal 1969 report.