New York: New American Library, 1980. First Signet Printing [stated]. Mass market paperback. , 343,  pages. Item is somewhat curved. Cover has some wear and soiling. Kenneth Martin Follett, CBE, FRSL (born 5 June 1949) is a Welsh author of thrillers and historical novels who has sold more than 160 million copies of his works. Many of his books have achieved high ranking on best seller lists. For example, in the USA, many reached the number 1 position on the New York Times Best Seller list, including Triple, Edge of Eternity, Fall of Giants, A Dangerous Fortune, The Key to Rebecca, Lie Down with Lions, Winter of the World, and World Without End. The 1978 publication of Eye of the Needle, which became an international bestseller and sold over 10 million copies, made him both wealthy and internationally famous. Follett's archival papers are housed at the Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan United States. Papers include outlines, drafts, notes and correspondence, original manuscripts.
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Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books, 2019. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 296 pages. Illustrations (some in color). Inscribed by the author, Francis Gary Powers Jr., on the half title page. Inscription reads: To Bob, Best wishes, Francis Gary Powers Jr. Includes Foreword by Sergei Khrushchev. Also includes Authors' Note, Introduction, Notes, and Index, as well as Chapters on The Restless Heart; Open Skies; Mayday; Repatriated; Lost in a Crowd; Searching for the Truth; Voice from the Grave; The Last Echo; and Unfinished Business. Also includes Acknowledgments, List of Interviews Conducted by Keith Dunnavant, Notes, and Index. One of the most talked about events of the Cold War was the downing of the American U-2 spy plane piloted by Francis Gary Powers over the Soviet Union on May 1, 1960. Powers was captured by the KGB, subjected to a televised show trial, and imprisoned, all of which created an international incident. Soviet authorities eventually released him in exchange for captured Soviet spy Rudolf Abel. Now his son, Francis Gary Powers Jr., founder of the Cold War Museum, and acclaimed historian Keith Dunnavant have written this new account of Powers's life based on personal files that had never been previously available. The result is a fascinating piece of Cold War history.
London: Pan, 1978. 18 cm, 223, wraps, covers worn, soiled, creased, and worn Moscow is the last place horseman Randall Drew wants to go, but when his Royal Highness the Prince asks a favor, it's not easy to refuse. The Royal Family is worried about the Prince's brother-in-law, who aims to make the Olympics. Unfortunately, a jealous Russian rider has sworn to kill him if he sets one foot in Moscow. Randall investigates, and finds a terrifying track of sabotage and murder.
Boulder, CO: CEP Inc., 1985. Updated Edition. Wraps. 505 pages, wraps, illus., diagrams, tape residue at bottom of spine, some wear and soiling to covers. Lee Lapin, 1948–2009, was a popular surveillance and espionage author, best known for his offbeat, grammatically questionable, yet information-rich instructional book series, How to Get Anything On Anybody. The series is published by Paladin Press, is now in its third revision, and is frequently included in library collections across North America. Lapin reportedly lived on a small island off the coast of Marin County, California where, for relaxation, he raised wolves. Lee Lapin was the nom de plume of Scott French. He died January 11, 2009, at the home of his son in Colorado.
New York: Random House, 2014. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 251,  pages. Map. Signed by author on fep. DJ has 'Signed copy" sticker on front. Alan Furst (born February 20, 1941) is an American author of historical spy novels. Furst has been called "an heir to the tradition of Eric Ambler and Graham Greene," whom he cites along with Joseph Roth and Arthur Koestler as important influences. Most of his novels since 1988 have been set just prior to or during the Second World War and he is noted for his successful evocations of Eastern European peoples and places during the period from 1933 to 1944. While attending general studies courses at Columbia University, he became acquainted with Margaret Mead, for whom he later worked. Before becoming a full-time novelist, Furst worked in advertising and wrote magazine articles, most notably for Esquire, and as a columnist for the International Herald Tribune.
New York: Random House, 1989. First Edition [stated]. Presumed first printing. Hardcover. x, , 210,  pages. Ex-library with usual library markings. DJ has been pasted to boards. Slightly cocked. Ernest Kellogg Gann (October 13, 1910 – December 19, 1991) was an American aviator, author, and sailor. He is known for his novels Island in the Sky and The High and the Mighty and his classic memoir of early commercial aviation Fate is the Hunter, all of which were made into major motion pictures. During 1942, many U.S. airlines' pilots and aircraft were absorbed into the Air Transport Command of the United States Army Air Forces to assist with the war effort. Gann and many of his co-workers at American volunteered to join the group. He flew DC-3s, Douglas DC-4s and Consolidated C-87 Liberator Express transports (the cargo version of the Consolidated B-24 Liberator bomber). His wartime flights took him across the North Atlantic to Europe, and thence to Africa, South America, India, and other exotic places. Some of his most harrowing experiences came while flying The Hump airlift across the Himalayas into China. During the years to come Gann's worldwide travels and various adventures would become the inspiration for many of his novels and screenplays.
New York, N.Y. Dover Publications, Inc., 1984. Reprint. Originally published in New York by Simon & Schuster. Trade paperback. 96 pages. Illustrations. Cover has some wear. Includes Introduction. Also includes chapters on Easy Transposition Ciphers; Easy Substitution Ciphers; How to Break Substitution Ciphers; Hard-to-break Polyalphabetic Ciphers; Simple Code Machines; Invisible Writing; Bizarre Methods of Message Sending; and Codes for Other Worlds. Also contains References for Further Reading. Martin Gardner (October 21, 1914 – May 22, 2010) was an American popular mathematics and popular science writer, with interests also encompassing scientific skepticism, micromagic, philosophy, religion, and literature—especially the writings of Lewis Carroll, L. Frank Baum, and G. K. Chesterton. He was also a leading authority on Lewis Carroll. The Annotated Alice, which incorporated the text of Carroll's two Alice books, was his most successful work and sold over a million copies. He had a lifelong interest in magic and illusion and was regarded as one of the most important magicians of the twentieth century. He was considered the doyen of American puzzlers. He was a prolific and versatile author, publishing more than 100 books. Gardner was best known for creating and sustaining interest in recreational mathematics—and by extension, mathematics in general—throughout the latter half of the 20th century, principally through his "Mathematical Games" columns. These appeared for twenty-five years in Scientific American, and his subsequent books collecting them.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1980. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. xx. 268 pages. List of Plates. List of Line Drawings. Foreword by Professor R. V. Jones. Abbreviations. Footnotes. Illustrations. Map. Chapter notes. Appendix, Select Bibliography. Index. DJ in plastic sleeve with some wear. Jozef Garlinski (14 October 1913, Kiev - 29 November 2005, London) was a Polish historian and prose writer. He wrote many notable books on the history of World War II, some of which were translated into English. In particular, his book Fighting Auschwitz, translated into English in 1975, became a best-seller. Garlinski participated in the Invasion of Poland of 1939 and was a member of the Armia Krajowa. He was arrested by the Germans and imprisoned in Pawiak, later in Auschwitz and Neuengamme German concentration camps. Garlinski was prisoner number 121421 at the Auschwitz camp and had arrived on 13 May 1943, on the same transport as Jerzy Chmielewski, after which they were both sent to a Penal Company. After the war Garlinski settled in Great Britain.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996. First Printing. Trade paperback. , 604,  pages. Illustrations. Notes. Index. Cover has some wear and soiling. Robert Michael Gates (born September 25, 1943) is an American statesman, scholar, intelligence analyst, and university president who served as the 22nd United States Secretary of Defense from 2006 to 2011. Gates began his career serving as an officer in the United States Air Force but was quickly recruited by the CIA. Gates served for 26 years in the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Council, and was Director of Central Intelligence under President George H. W. Bush. After leaving the CIA, Gates became president of Texas A&M University. Gates served as a member of the Iraq Study Group, the bipartisan commission co-chaired by James A. Baker III and Lee H. Hamilton, that studied the lessons of the Iraq War. Gates was nominated by Republican President George W. Bush as Secretary of Defense after the 2006 election. He was confirmed with bipartisan support. He continued to serve as Secretary of Defense in President Barack Obama's administration. He retired in 2011. Gates was presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian award, by President Obama.