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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995. First Printing. 351, illus., maps, appendices, notes, bibliography, index, usual library markings, rear flyleaf has been removedDJ in plastic sleeve. This book details the U.S. plans to invade Japan at the end of the Second World War. The authors contend that the Japanese were not planning on surrendering, and were only forced to do so by the American use of atomic weapons.
New York: The Viking Press, 1982. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 29 cm, 256 pages. Illustrations. The picture sections compiled and written by Roland Gelatt. Photo research by Laurie Platt Winfrey. Joseph Alsop joined the staff of the New York Herald Tribune in 1932 and joined its Washington Bureau in 1935. He spent the war years as a member of General Clair Chennault's staff. He subsequently became one of the premier political columnists and commentators of the mid-Twentieth Century.
Brooklyn, NY: Arthur Altenburg, 1945. Presumed First thus. Post Card. Post card is approximately 5.5 inches by 3.25 inches. It has a 1 cent postage imprinted on it, which is canceled. It was sent to Mrs. J. Wicks, 20 Green Street, Amsterdam, New York and is postmarked September 24, 1945. The text of the message is: Sept. 23, 1945 Dear Mrs. Wicks, I know this card isn't much of an excuse for a letter, but it will have to do for a while. I've been answering letters for the past two hours and I'm still not caught up. I still like it down here. Tomorrow we start on the obstacle course. We'll get our bodies built up now. I had an invigorating swim in the huge indoor pool we have here. It is beautiful. The water is salt, of course. The food is good most of the time and we always have enough of it. I'll try to see you next week-end if only for a minute. Write when you can. Love, as ever, "Art". On the address side the return reads: A. L. Altenburg 4514-27679 Section 469 Bar. B-6-F Bunk 42 U & M Sts. Brooklyn N.Y. This postcard provides a rare surviving glimpse of military training in the period just after V-J Day, and before major demobilization actions took place.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1990. Nineteenth Printing. 635, wraps, illus., maps, notes, bibliography, index, some wear to cover edges, text slightly darkened This is a condensed version of the two-volume work originally published as Eisenhower: Soldier, General of the Army, President-Elect, and Eisenhower: The President.
London: George Allen & Unwin, 1984. Presumed First U.K. Edition, Presumed first printing. Hardcover. 750,  pages. Illustrations. Notes. Bibliography. Index, DJ has slight wear and soiling, and is price-clipped. Stephen Edward Ambrose (January 10, 1936 – October 13, 2002) was an American historian and biographer of U.S. Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon. He was a longtime professor of history at the University of New Orleans and the author of many bestselling volumes of American history. In a review of To America: Personal Reflections of an Historian for the New York Times, William Everdell wrote that "he certainly deserved better from some of his envious peers" and credited the historian with reaching "an important lay audience without endorsing its every prejudice or sacrificing the profession's standards of scholarship." Ambrose was a history professor from 1960 until his retirement in 1995. From 1971 onward, he was on the faculty of the University of New Orleans, where he was named the Boyd Professor of History in 1989, an honor given only to faculty who attain "national or international distinction for outstanding teaching, research, or other creative achievement". In 1964 Ambrose was commissioned to write the official biography of the former president and five-star general Dwight D. Eisenhower. This resulted in a book on Eisenhower's war years, The Supreme Commander (1970) and a two-volume full biography (published 1983 and 1984), which are considered "the standard" on the subject.