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Santa Monica, CA: RAND National Defense Research Institute, 2001. Presumed First Edition/First Printing. Trade paperback. xiv, 375,  pages. Footnotes. John Arquilla (born 1954) is an American analyst and academic of international relations. From 1989 Arquilla also worked as analyst for RAND. In 1993 he joined the faculty of the US Naval Postgraduate School, where he has since taught courses in national security affairs and defense analysis, while keeping his post at Rand till 2003. Arquilla worked as a consultant to General Norman Schwarzkopf during Operation Desert Storm (1991), as part of a group of RAND analysts assigned to him. During the Kosovo War (1998-1999) he assisted United States Deputy Secretary of Defense John Hamre on international information strategy. During the George W. Bush administration, Arquilla was one of many advisors to former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld (in office 2001-2006), who like Arquilla is an admirer of Andrew Marshall's RMA (Revolution in Military Affairs). David F. Ronfeldt spent 30+ years at RAND. He has worked mainly on ideas about information-age modes of conflict (e.g., cyberwar, netwar, swarming) and principles for cooperation (e.g., guarded openness, noopolitik). He is a co-author (mainly with John Arquilla) of In Athena’s Camp: Preparing for Conflict in the Information Age (1997), The Zapatista Social Netwar in Mexico (1998), Countering the New Terrorism (1998), The Emergence of Noopolitik: Toward an American Information Strategy (1999), Swarming and the Future of Conflict (2000), and Networks and Netwars: The Future of Terror, Crime, and Militancy (2001).
New York: Bantam Books, 1999. First Printing [started]. Mass market paperback. Pocket paperback. viii, 355 pages. Wraps. Autographed copy sticker on front cover. Signed by the author on title page. Catherine Ann Asaro (born November 6, 1955) is an American science fiction and fantasy author, singer and teacher. She is best known for her books about the Ruby Dynasty, called the Saga of the Skolian Empire. She is the director of the Chesapeake Math Program and has coached various nationally ranked teams with home, private, and public school students, in particular the Chesapeake teams for national tournaments such as the Princeton and Harvard-MIT competitions. She also teaches a gifted program in math and science at the Yang Academy in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Her students have placed at the top levels in numerous national competitions, including the United States of America Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO) and the United States of America Mathematical Talent Search (USAMTS).
Mahomet, IL: Mayhaven Publishing, Inc., 2008. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. Inscribed by the author on the title page. Inscription reads Here's a trip back to Champaign. I admire you! Bob Auler BobAuler@aoldotcom. From the moment a bomb explodes in midwestern courthouse, all eyes turn to the suspect. It is left to a small-town lawyer to dig deep to defend an unlikeable guy with some peculiar habits. Written by long-time attorney Robert Isham Auler, it breathes fire and ice, and will even make you laugh on occasion. A first-time novelist with a lot to say and a great way of saying it. Bob Auler (1940-2017) arrived at the University of Illinois in the Fall of 1959. A self-described "activities jock" on campus, Bob was active on the Illini Union Programming Board, the Daily Illini and WPGU. During college, Bob developed a lifelong love of learning, earning a Philosophy degree and attaining the Phi Beta Kappa academic distinction. Auler remained in Champaign, earning his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1966. Upon completion of his degree, he opened Auler Law Offices. His 52-year legal career as a trial attorney included arguments before the Illinois Supreme Court, an appearance before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee and the famous "Dave Wilson case," when he represented the Illinois quarterback against the Big 10 and NCAA. Auler has appeared nationally on news programs such as Larry King Live, 48 Hours and CBS Sunday Morning. In 1989 he took over the Champaign County Colts summer league baseball franchise. Bob was the author of three well-received novels, "Keep and Bear Arms," "Fair and Impartial" and "Cheatin'."
Santa Monica, CA: RAND National Defense Research Institute, 2010. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. xxii, 92 pages. Appendix. Bibliography. Illustrations (Figures and Tables with some color). Benjamin Bahney is a political scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where he brings laboratory technical expertise to bear on national security issues in the areas of space, cyber and advanced science and technology. His research interests include strategic stability, deterrence, and escalation management. Ben is currently researching the dynamics of strategic competition in space and cyber. He has won three LLNL Global Security Gold Awards for outstanding research, is a participant in the RAND Counterinsurgency Board of Experts, and has guest lectured on terrorism financing at the Naval Postgraduate School. Ben was formerly an associate at the RAND Corporation, where he published on counter terrorism and the internal dynamics of Islamic State of Iraq and al Sham (ISIS). Ben received an MA in international affairs from UC San Diego and a BA in history from the University of Pennsylvania.
New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc., 1974. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. ix, , 246 pages. Illustrations. Index. DJ has some wear and soiling. Fep has tear and small punctures at bottom. Marilyn Baker (1929-20010 covered many major stories during her long career in print and broadcast journalism. After beginning her career as a newspaper journalist, she joined KPIX-TV in San Francisco in 1974. She is best known for her award-winning investigation of the kidnapping of heiress Patty Hearst by the militant group known as the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA), and expanded her initial reportage of the case into the book Exclusive! The Inside Story of Patricia Hearst and the SLA. Hearst, a descendant of newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst, was kidnapped from her Berkeley, California apartment by the SLA in 1974. She alleged that her captors, radical leftists, then brainwashed her and forced her to denounce the capitalist "crimes" of her family. She was also forced, she claimed, to participate in a series of robberies. Hearst traveled across the country with the SLA until September 18, 1975, when she was apprehended by FBI agents in San Francisco. She went on trial and was convicted in March, 1976 of bank robbery and felonious use of firearms. She served three years of a seven-year sentence and was released in February, 1979. Baker was also involved with investigating the controversial Zebra serial murder case, when seventy-one whites in the San Francisco area were killed by black extremists between 1972 and 1974. She had a reputation as an aggressive journalist who did not shirk controversy. Her stories on guns and on Santa Cruz won local Emmy awards.
New York: Scribner (A Lisa Drew Book), 2005. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 453,  pages. Illustrations. Notes. Selected bibliography. Index. Inscription signed by both authors. Inscription reads To Gene--A fellow Russophile. Thanks for your interest! All best, Peter Baker Susan Glasser. Some pages have lower corner bent. Peter Eleftherios Baker (born July 2, 1967) is an American journalist and author. He is the chief White House correspondent for The New York Times and a political analyst for MSNBC, and was previously a reporter for The Washington Post for 20 years. Baker has covered five presidents: Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, and currently Joe Biden. Baker and his wife, Susan Glasser, spent four years as Moscow bureau chiefs, chronicling the rise of Vladimir Putin, the rollback of Russian democracy, the Second Chechen War and the terrorist attack on a theater in Moscow and the Beslan school hostage crisis. Baker published his second book, Kremlin Rising: Vladimir Putin's Russia and the End of Revolution through Scribner, with Susan Glasser, a detailed accounting of Vladimir Putin's consolidation of power during his first term as President of Russia. It was named one of the Best Books of 2005 by The Washington Post Book World. Susan B. Glasser is an American journalist and news editor. She writes the column "Letter from Biden’s Washington" in The New Yorker. She was founding editor of Politico Magazine, and editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy magazine, which won three National Magazine Awards during her tenure. At the Washington Post, she served as Moscow co-bureau chief.
New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1992. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 382,  pages. Maps. Tables. Notes. Index. DJ has some wear, soiling, and tears. Some edge soiling. George Wildman Ball (December 21, 1909 – May 26, 1994) was an American diplomat and banker. During 1944 and 1945, he was director of the Strategic Bombing Survey in London. He served in the management of the State Department from 1961 to 1966 and is remembered most as the only major dissenter against the escalation of the Vietnam War. He refused to publicize his doubts, which were based on calculations that South Vietnam was doomed. He also helped determine American policy regarding trade expansion, Congo, the Multilateral Force, de Gaulle's France, Israel and the Middle East, and the Iranian revolution. Ball also served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations from June 26 to September 25, 1968. During August 1968 at the UN Security Council, he endorsed the Czechoslovaks' struggle against the Soviet invasion and their right to live without dictatorship.