The Easton Press, 2015. Signed Collector's Edition. Leather bound and boxed. , 281,  pages. Boxed, With Certificate of Authenticity laid in, signed by Maya Angelou and witnessed by Mildred Garris on 2/16/99. Also signed by Roy S. Pfeil, Publisher. Signed on a special signature page by Maya Angelou with the sentiment Joy!. Maya Angelou (born Marguerite Annie Johnson; April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) was an American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and is credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years. Angelou is best known for her series of seven autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences. The first, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969), tells of her life up to the age of 17 and brought her international recognition and acclaim. She became a poet and writer after a series of occupations as a young adult. She was an actress, writer, director, and producer of plays, movies, and public television programs. In 1982, she was named the first Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She was active in the Civil Rights Movement and worked with Martin Luther King Jr. With the publication of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Angelou publicly discussed aspects of her personal life. She was respected as a spokesperson for black people and women, and her works have been considered a defense of black culture. Her books center on themes such as racism, identity, family and travel.
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Manhattan, KS: Sunflower University Press, 1999. Second Printing [stated]. Trade paperback. ix, , 245,  pages. Folding map. Maps. Illustrations. Notes. Appendices. Index. Slight wear and soiling. Colonel Arnold graduated from Virginia Military Institute in 1935, the Field Artillery School, the Command and General Staff College, the Army Artillery School and the Naval War College. His decorations include: Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with cluster, Joint Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with cluster, Office, Order of the British Empire by King George VI of England and Cross of War (Italian) by King Umberto II of Italy. He served as the Plans and Operations Officer for the 92nd Division in Italy. From 1945 to 1946 he was the Commander, 337th Field Artillery Battalion of the 88th Division on the Morgan Line between Italy and Yugoslavia. Later he was Special Assistant to the Joint Chiefs of Staff for Arms Control and Disarmament and a member of the U.S. Delegation to the Geneva Eighteen Nation Conferences from 1964 to 1967, when he retired.