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Beverly Hills, CA: New Millennium Press, 2001. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xii, 444 pages. Frontis Illustration. Illustrations. Footnotes. Source Notes. Index. Richard Hack (March 20, 1951) is an American writer best known for his biographical books and screenplays. He is a frequent guest on talk shows and an outspoken critic of bias in television news. By the early 1980s, Hack began writing the TeleVisions column for the daily entertainment trade paper, The Hollywood Reporter. During the next decade, Hack often appeared on The Tonight Show and Today reporting on Hollywood. In 1990, Hack became Vice President of Creative Affairs at Dove Audio and Entertainment, a production company that specialized in miniseries and books-on-tape. While at Dove, Hack wrote his first book, Next to Hughes with Robert Maheu. His bestseller Hughes: The Private Diaries, Memos and Letters was released on September 11, 2001. Hack was being interviewed live on the Today show by Matt Lauer when the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center.
Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1989. First Printing [Stated] of English Language Edition of Revised and Enlarged Edition. Hardcover. Quarto, xvi, , 442,  pages. Illustrations. Endpaper maps. Appendices. Index. Translator's Note. Japanese Naval Terminology and Abbreviations. Foreword to the English-Language Edition by John B. Lundstrom. Ikuhiko Hata (born 12 December 1932) is a Japanese historian. He acquired his Ph.D. at the University of Tokyo and has taught history at several universities. He is the author of a number of influential and well-received scholarly works, particularly on topics related to Japan's role in the Second Sino-Japanese War and World War II. Hata is variously regarded as being a "conservative" historian or a "centrist". He has written extensively on such controversial subjects as the Nanking Massacre and the comfort women. Fellow historian Edward Drea has called him "the doyen of Japanese military historians". Hata co-wrote two books with Yasuho Izawa on Japanese fighter aces of World War II, both of which were described by historians as the definitive treatments of the subject. Yasuho Izawa is an ophthalmic optician whose past works include co-authoring Japanese Army Air Force Fighter Units and their Aces 1931-45, Japanese Naval Air Force Fighter Units and their Aces 1932-45 and Bloody Shambles Vols. 1 and 2.
New York: Theia, 2003. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 369,  pages. Illustrations. Notes. Index. Paul Hoffman (born 1956) is a prominent author and host of the PBS television series Great Minds of Science. He was president and editor in chief of Discover, in a ten-year tenure with that magazine, and served as president and publisher of Encyclopaedia Britannica before returning full-time to writing and consulting work. Hoffman, who holds a B.A. degree summa cum laude from Harvard, is the winner of the first National Magazine Award for Feature Writing and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Chicago magazine once called him "the smartest man in the world." Alberto Santos-Dumont (20 July 1873 – 23 July 1932, usually referred to as simply Santos-Dumont) was a Brazilian inventor and aviation pioneer, one of the very few people to have contributed significantly to the development of both lighter-than-air and heavier-than-air aircraft.