Refine search resultsSkip to search results
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1981. First Edition. Presumed first printing. Hardcover. xi, , 368,  pages. Illustrations. Notes. Glossary. Bibliography. Index. DJ edges worn: small tears, small chips. Inscribed by Ambrose on half-title. 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. 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. During the 1969-1970 academic year, he was the Ernest J. King Professor of Maritime History at the Naval War College. He founded the Eisenhower Center at the University of New Orleans in 1989 serving as its director until 1994. The Center's first efforts, which Ambrose initiated, involved the collection of oral histories from World War II veterans about their experiences, particularly any participation in D-Day. By the time of publication of Ambrose's D-Day, June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II, in 1994, the Center had collected more than 1,200 oral histories.
New York: American Heritage Pub. Co., 1965. 29 cm, 112, illus. (some color), boards and spine somewhat soiled, small chips at top and bottom of spineContains an article on Sam Houston's last fight by Albert Castel, "A Gibson Girl Romance" by Anita W. Hinckley, and an essay on Canada by Hugh MacLennan with a portfolio of illustrations, among other articles.
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1992. Second Impression [stated]. Hardcover. xv, , 238 pages. Ink marks noted on several pages. Contains Footnotes, List of Illustrations [8 plates between pages 110 and 111; 16 documents between pages 5 and 16; and 4 diagrams between pages xi and xviii]. List of Abbreviations, KGB Codenames of Centre Officers and Residents, Note on the Documents, and Introduction: The Centre and Foreign Intelligence. Chapters cover The KGB's Global Priorities; Agent Recruitment; Illegals; Operation RYAN; The 'Main Adversary': The United States; The Main Ally of the 'Main Adversary': The United Kingdom; The European Community; The Socialist International; China; New Thinking? Also contains Appendix A: The KGB Files and Archives; Appendix B: Residency Records and Communications with the Centre; and Notes. Instructions from the Centre offers a highly classified insight not merely into KGB foreign operations at the dawn of the Gorbachev era, but also into the thinking of its top leadership at the beginning of the 1990s--and, in particular, into the mind of General V.A. Kryuchkov, KGB chairman, and one of the leaders of the abortive coup of August 1991. Christopher Maurice Andrew is an historian at the University of Cambridge with a special interest in international relations and in particular the history of intelligence services. Oleg Antonovich Gordievsky, CMG (born October 1938) is a former colonel of the KGB who became KGB resident-designate (rezident) and bureau chief in London, and was a double agent, providing information to the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) from 1974 to 1985. He was exfiltrated from the USSR in 1985.