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Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, DC: National Defense University, 1982. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. xiv, 240 pages. Wraps. Illustrations. Maps. Notes. Chronology. Appendices. Sources. Index. Date stamped on half-title page. Cover has some wear and soiling. Dr. Dillard graduated from Georgia Military Academy in Atlanta and in 1961 from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He received a doctorate in history from the University of Washington in Seattle and was a tenured member of the faculty at his alma mater West Point. Dr. Dillard had a distinguished military career. For his service in the Vietnam war he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, with Valor, and the Silver Star Medal, a decoration awarded for gallantry in action against an enemy. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for his leadership as commanding officer of a cavalry squadron at Fort Riley, Kansas. Later in his career he was a senior research fellow at the National War College and an associate professor of history at West Point. Scott also taught classes at Rappahannock Community College during his years in the Northern Neck.
Cambridge, U.S.A. The University Press, 1901. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Format is 7 inches by 9.25 inches. ix, , 55,  pages. Cover has Easter Day 1901 in gilt on the front cover, along with the title in gilt. Cover has some wear and soiling. Some endpaper discoloration. Dedicated to Mary Baker Eddy. Each page has an orange/red rule border, each poem's initial letter is in a medieval style with decorative red background, ornaments at end of each poem. Earl of Dunmore is a title in the Peerage of Scotland. Charles Adolphus Murray, 7th Earl of Dunmore VD (24 March 1841 – 27 August 1907), styled Viscount Fincastle from birth until 1845, was a Scottish peer, Conservative politician, explorer, author, and artist. He traveled to North America to observe the American Civil War with a number of other British officers. He then traveled at least as far as Manitoba and painted a number of watercolors across the United States and Canada. In 1874, he was appointed a Lord-in-waiting in Disraeli's government, a post he held until 1880. In 1875, he was made Lord Lieutenant of Stirlingshire, which he remained until 1885. In 1882 he was appointed lieutenant-colonel of the 1st Inverness-shire Rifle Volunteers (later the 1st Volunteer Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders). He retired in 1896. In 1892–93 he traveled through the eastern Pamirs to Kashgar. He was engaged in some form of diplomacy or espionage but the matter is not clear.
New York: Monthly Review Press, 1962. First American Edition [stated]. Presumed first printing. Hardcover. xxiii, , 139,  pages. Frontis illustration. Preface by Bertrand Russell. Foreword by Robert Jungk. Footnotes. The book also contains a postscript for American readers by Gunther Anders. DJ scuffed and worn: small tears, small pieces missing. DJ is price clipped. Günther Anders (born Günther Siegmund Stern; Breslau, 12 July 1902 – Vienna, 17 December 1992) was a German philosopher, journalist, essayist and poet. Trained in the phenomenological tradition, he developed a philosophical anthropology for the age of technology, focusing on such themes as the effects of mass media on our emotional and ethical existence, the illogic of religion, the nuclear threat, the Shoah, and the question of being a philosopher. In 1992, shortly before his death, Günther Anders was awarded the Sigmund Freud Prize. Anders studied with the philosopher Martin Heidegger in Freiburg. He married fellow Heidegger student Hannah Arendt. Anders became a leading figure in the anti-nuclear movement.
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1998. Second printing [stated]. Hardcover. , 191,  pages., Notes. Index. Signed with comment on the title page: Best wishes from Abba Eban. Has chapters on A Credentials Ceremony; September 15, 1950; The Cold War Remembered; Dilemmas of Diplomats; The Perils of Analogy; Human Rights Seldom Win; The Intrusive Media; Where--If Not at the Summit?; Still Too Many Wars; The United Nations: No New Order. Eban concludes with thoughts about the quest for peace in the Middle East. In this wise and eloquent book, one of the world's preeminent senior statesmen presents his views on the challenges of diplomacy in the post Cold War era. Abba Eban draws on his years of experience and knowledge to offer an overview of diplomacy as practices in today's world. Interweaving historical data with personal reminiscences, Eban reviews the Cold War period and its end in 1989, praising the diplomatic restraint in the years that have followed; discusses the ethical confrontation between power an conscience in a range of international decisions and actions; and points out the difficulty of reconciling the promotion of human rights with respect for national sovereignty. Eban goes on to deplore the lack of privacy in international negotiations that is the result of an intrusive media, and shows that nuclear warfare is not a restraint. Instructive, erudite, and witty, Eban's tour through diplomatic history vividly demonstrates that the wisdom of the past can be immensely valuable as we seek to negotiate and maintain peace in the future.
Oakland, CA: The Independent Institute, 2009. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. x, 484,  pages. Illustrations. Notes. Index. Inscribed by the author on the title page. Ivan Eland (born February 23, 1958) is an American defense analyst and author. He is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Center on Peace and Liberty at the Independent Institute. Eland's writings generally propose libertarian and non-interventionist policies. Ivan Eland is the author of Putting "Defense" Back into U.S. Defense Policy (2001), The Empire Has No Clothes: U.S. Foreign Policy Exposed (2004), Recarving Rushmore: Ranking the Presidents on Peace, Prosperity, and Liberty (2008; updated edition 2014) and Partitioning for Peace: An Exit Strategy for Iraq (2009). He has also written essays, including forty-five in-depth studies on national security issues, and numerous popular articles.
New York: Basic Books, 2003. First edition. First printing [stated]. Hardcover. xi, 240 pages. Notes. Index. Highlighting/underlining. Previous owner's stamp on fep. Ink underlining in several places. One of America's foremost political philosophers mounts an impassioned defense of a "just war" against terror. Jean Bethke Elshtain (January 6, 1941 – August 11, 2013) was an American ethicist, and political philosopher. She was the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics in the University of Chicago. She was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. In 2002, Elshtain received the Frank J. Goodnow award, the highest award for distinguished service to the profession given by the American Political Science Association. The focus of her work is an exploration of the relationship between politics and ethics. After the September 11, 2001 attacks she was one of the more visible academic supporters of U.S. military intervention in Afghanistan. She published over five hundred essays and authored and/or edited over twenty books, including Democracy on Trial, Just War Against Terror: The Burden of American Power in a Violent World, Jane Addams and the Dream of American Democracy, and Augustine and the Limits of Politics.
Los Angeles, CA: The Ward Ritchie Press, 1969. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xv, . 336 pages. Illustrations. Endpaper maps. Tables. Appendix. Index. Foreword by Simon Ramo. Commentaries by Arnold O. Beckman and Henry T. Mudd. DJ soiled & worn: small tear. Pencil # on front of DJ. Signed by one author (Fluor). Michael Evlanoff wrote Alfred Nobel: Prize Donor in 1944. This work, written in collaboration with Marjorie Fluor, completes his revelations of his intimate knowledge of this extraordinary Alfred Nobel and of the Nobel family. Marjorie Fluor was the wife of J. Simon Fluor of the famed Fluor Corporation. She was active in many philanthropic organizations which led in part to her interest in Alfred Nobel "who combined an industrial empire with scientific invention and a compassionate love for his fellow man."
Los Angeles, CA: The Ward Ritchie Press, 1969. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xv, . 336 pages. Illustrations. Endpaper maps. Tables. Appendix. Index. Foreword by Simon Ramo. Commentaries by Arnold O. Beckman and Henry T. Mudd. Some front board weakness noted. DJ is in a plastic sleeve and is soiled and worn. Some edge soiling. Michael Evlanoff wrote Alfred Nobel: Prize Donor in 1944. This current work, written in collaboration with Marjorie Fluor, completes his revelations of his intimate knowledge of this extraordinary Alfred Nobel and of the Nobel family. Marjorie Fluor was the wife of J. Simon Fluor of the famed Fluor Corporation. She was active in many philanthropic organizations which led in part to her interest in Alfred Nobel "who combined an industrial empire with scientific invention and a compassionate love for his fellow man."