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Gretna, LA: Pelican Publishing Company, 2015. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 368 pages. Notes. Index. Publisher's ephemera laid in. Lee Mandel was born in New York City. He received his undergraduate degree from Washington and Jefferson College, his medical degree from the University of Miami and he did his internal medicine training at the Medical University of South Carolina Hospitals in Charleston, SC. He has an MPH degree from the University of Pittsburgh and also completed the US Navy’s aerospace medicine residency. He is board certified in internal medicine and aviation medicine. During his naval career, he has been on the staff of four navy hospitals and served twice as a staff internist at the Office of the Attending Physician, United States Congress. In addition, he served as Senior Medical Officer on three US Navy aircraft carriers. He retired from the United States Navy with the rank of Captain in June, 2013. Captain Mandel is an avid writer and historian and has been published in numerous journals both in medicine and in history. As a result of his research on the health history of President John F. Kennedy, he has appeared two times on the History Channel. He is the author of Moryak: A Novel of the Russian Revolution, published by Glagoslov Publications and Unlikely Warrior: A Pacifist Rabbi’s Journey from the Pulpit to Iwo Jima, published by Pelican Publishing Company.
Chicago, IL: The Heritage Foundation, Inc., 1951. Copyright was 1950, may be first edition/first printing. Hardcover. 121,  pages. 22 cm. Occasional footnotes. Signed by author. Inscribed on fep. Some page discoloration. Cover has some wear and soiling. Includes an appraisal by Norman Vincent Peale.
Washington DC: Friends Meeting of Washington, For the Peace Committee, 1975. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps, Staplebound. , 18 pages plus covers. Illustrated front cover. Cover has some wear and soiling. This pamphlet was sponsored by Friends Coordinating Committee on Peace. This pamphlet offers brief selections illustrating the peace testimony of the Religious Society of Friends, from the 17th century onwards. Many of the selections are excerpts from statements on peace made by Quakers at various critical times. Others are arguments used to justify religious pacifism. Also included is a slight sampling of actions by Friends witnessing for peace. This was issued during a critical period in the Vietnam War. This pamphlet may help Friends who wish to review their own attitudes, in a world under threat of nuclear war. These selections may also speak to non-Friends who seek a firm unchanging ground for their commitment to peace. The pamphlet also includes materials for Further Reading.
Omaha: The Woodson Press, 1956. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Velvet covered stiff card. Format is approximately 5.5 inches by 8.5 inches. , 38,  pages. RARE. This is believed to be the true first edition. A subsequent edition was published in 1961 by the Big Mountain Press. Signed by the author at the bottom of the title page. Illustration. Alice Troxell McCoun did etching, painting, and illustration, which had such wide public appeal that her name became known far beyond her hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. In a realist style, she depicted sentimental themes such as family life, nature, love of pets, and religious piety. Many of her images, often accompanied by verses, were especially popular with children. However, Alice, who lived to age 76, spent only the first half of her adult life as a dedicated artist and illustrator. In 1939, she won a gold medal for the best poem from Nebraska at the New York World’s Fair, and in 1943, she wrote a collection of poems, which was published in England in 1943. Like much of her artwork, these had romanticized themes such as Arabesque, which was set to music in England and published in the Omaha World-Herald, January 3, 1943: "Just a gray little sparrow that hopped in the snow, First this way-then that way-the row upon row, He kept adding new marks as he covered the space, Till they made, altogether most beautiful lace, Now I wonder if we, with as unconscious ease, Can leave traces of love half as tender as these."
New York, N.Y. D. Appleton and Company, 1918. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. , 485,  pages. Index. Chapters include The Opening of the European War; Pro-German Propaganda--Belgian Relief; Neutral Trade; Submarine Frightfulness; The "Lusitania" Notes; An Embargo Demanded; Treacherous Acts of German Officials; Sinking without Warning; Preparedness and Pacifists; Plots and Crimes in Sea and on Land; The Peace Notes; Diplomatic Relations Broken; We Enter the War; The Call to the Colors; German Intrigue; Rationing and Fighting; and International Peace Debate. John Bach McMaster (June 29, 1852 – May 24, 1932) was an American historian. McMaster was born in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from the College of the City of New York in 1872, worked as a civil engineer in 1873–1877, was instructor in civil engineering at Princeton University in 1877–1883, and in 1883 became professor of American history in the University of Pennsylvania. McMaster was elected a member of the American Antiquarian Society in 1884. McMaster is best known for his History of the People of the United States from the Revolution to the Civil War (1883 seq. He began working on it in 1873, having collected material since 1870. His A School History of the United States (1897) was an extremely popular textbook for many years. Besides these books and numerous magazine articles, he published Benjamin Franklin as a Man of Letters in the "Men of Letters" series (Boston, 1887). His historical work differed from standard practice in that it departed from an exclusively political focus to delve into social history and the lives of ordinary people and also in its use of newspapers as sources.
Marion, South Dakota: Fortkamp Publishing / Rose Hill Books, 1996. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. , iv, 269,  pages. Illustrations. Rare signed copy. Inscribed on the title page by the author. Inscription reads: To Rebecca Bronheim with love, Richard T. McSorley, S.J., 12/7/2000. [Perhaps this is the Ms. Bronheim who became Deputy Chief of Party, USAID Health Service Delivery Project, Jordan?] Book includes Foreword, as well as Parts on The Philippines; The Early Years; Ridge, Maryland; From Parish to Classroom; Travels Abroad; Living the Beatitudes; and Return to Georgetown. There are a total of seven Parts with 24 chapters. Also contains Afterword and Index. In this autobiography, the author documents his life, and his travels throughout Europe, South America, Central America, and the Middle East. His descriptions of these events form a backdrop for the real story--his spiritual journey toward active peacemaking and unswerving pacifism. Through it all, he weaves the thread of the theology of peace. He applies gospel principles to our social and government structures. Father Richard McSorley, SJ (October 2, 1914-October 17, 2002) was a Jesuit priest and peace studies Professor at Georgetown University. In 1964 he was unofficially assigned by Robert F. Kennedy to give counsel to his sister-in-law, Jacqueline Kennedy at Georgetown University. Five years later Bill Clinton asked him to say a prayer for peace at St. Mark’s Church. McSorley founded the Center for Peace Studies at Georgetown. He had a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Ottawa University (1939) and he taught philosophy at Scranton University. He is the author of several books. He marched with Martin Luther King Jr.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2021. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 400,  pages. Appendix: Making America War Humane, 1863-. Notes. Index. Contents include Prologue; Part I: Brutality with chapters on The Warning; Blessed Are the Peacemakers, Laws of Inhumanity, and Air War and America's Brutal Peace; Part II: Humanity with chapters on The Vietnamese Pivot; "Cruelty is the Worst Thing We Do", The Road to Humanity After September 11, and' The Arc of the Moral Universe; and Epilogue. Samuel Aaron Moyn (born 1972) is the Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence at Yale Law School and Professor of History at Yale University, which he joined in July 2017. Previously, he was a professor of history at Columbia University for thirteen years and a professor of history and of law at Harvard University for three years. His research interests are in modern European intellectual history, with special interests in France and Germany, political and legal thought, historical and critical theory, and Jewish studies. He has been co-director of the New York-area Consortium for Intellectual and Cultural History, is editor of the journal Humanity, and has editorial positions at several other publications. In 2007, Moyn received Columbia University's annual Mark Van Doren Award for outstanding undergraduate teaching, determined by undergraduates, and its Distinguished Columbia Faculty Award for "unusual merit across a range of professorial activities". In 2008, he won a Guggenheim Fellowship, and is currently a Berggruen Fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard.