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New York: Free Press, 2006. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xvi, , 313,  pages. Illustrations. Maps. Notes. Index. Inscribed by the author on the title page. Inscription reads 9/18/06 Dear Pat and Alex, Great to keep the connection alive--hope you enjoy, All the best, Josh. Joshua Ives Hammer is an American content creator and foreign freelance correspondent and bureau chief for Newsweek and in Europe. He has also written several books, including the best-selling The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu in 2016. Hammer obtained his B.A in English Literature from Princeton University in 1979 where he was Cum Laude. Hammer has worked as a foreign correspondent. While at Newsweek he was the Nairobi Bureau Chief from 1993 to 1996, the South American Bureau Chief from 1996–1997, the Los Angeles Bureau Chief from 1997–2001, the Berlin Bureau Chief from 2000–2001, and the Jerusalem Bureau Chief. His articles have appeared in such publications as The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker and Smithsonian. From a Publishers Weekly article: Using vigorous prose, Newsweek journalist Hammer skillfully sets the sociopolitical stage for the catastrophe, drawing a picture of Japan's rapid economic growth, Westernization and integration into the world community. However, underneath this veneer of progress lurked a growing militaristic, xenophobic impulse. Following the chaos of the disaster, in Hammer's telling, the forces of imperialism took increasing control of the nation's agenda, and Japan began its march to war with the West. Interesting brief discussion of Frank Lloyd Wright's Imperial Hotel and earthquake reconstruction efforts.
New York: Saturday Review Press, 1972. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. , 436,  pages. Notes. Index. Some wear and soiling to DJ. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page. Edward Michael "Mike" Harrington Jr. (February 24, 1928 – July 31, 1989) was an American democratic socialist, writer, author of The Other America, political activist, political theorist, professor of political science, radio commentator and founding member of the Democratic Socialists of America. In 1973, he coined the term neoconservatism. Harrington served as the first editor of New America, the official weekly newspaper of the Socialist Party-Social Democratic Federation, founded in October 1960. He wrote The Other America: Poverty in the United States. For "The Other America," Harrington was awarded one of the George Polk Awards and The Sidney Award. He went on to become a widely read intellectual and political writer, in 1972 publishing a second bestseller, "Socialism. Arthur M. Schlesinger, Sr. referred to Harrington as the "only responsible radical" in America. Ted Kennedy said, "I see Michael Harrington as delivering the Sermon on the Mount to America," and "among veterans in the War on Poverty, no one has been a more loyal ally when the night was darkest." Harrington stated that socialists would need to go through the Democratic Party to enact their policies reasoning that the socialist vote had declined from a peak of approximately one million in the years around World War I to a few thousand by the 1950s. In 1982, the Democratic Socialists of America was formed. Harrington was the chairman of DSA from its inception to his death.
New York: Avon Book Division, The Hearst Corporation, 1961. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Mass market paperback. 320 pages. Footnotes. Cover has some wear and soiling. Cover torn at the bottom of the spine. 40,000 feet of taped interviews with the men closest to Castro during and after the revolution were recorded by the author in his research for this explosive book. In this book the story of those eight years--tragic years in which the hopes and ideas of a revolution were cynically betrayed and a country was sold out to foreign domination--is finally revealed, as witnessed and lived by the men who fought with Castro in the Sierra Maestra and against him in the sellout to Communism. These are the men who made the revolution, key men in the revolutionary government, men who fought unsuccessfully to stem the rising tide of Communism.
New York: Henry Holt and Company/Metropolitan Books, 2004. First Edition [stated]. Third Printing [stated[. Hardcover. , 389,  pages. Signed by the author on the title page. Includes Prologue: The Unveiling of he American Empire. Also include Table. Notes, and Index. Chalmers Ashby Johnson (August 6, 1931 – November 20, 2010) was an American political scientist and professor emeritus of the University of California, San Diego. He served in the Korean War, was a consultant for the CIA from 1967 to 1973, and chaired the Center for Chinese Studies at the University of California, Berkeley from 1967 to 1972. Johnson wrote numerous books including three examinations of the consequences of what he called the "American Empire": Blowback, The Sorrows of Empire, and Nemesis; The Last Days of the American Republic.