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Hoboken, NJ: John WIley & Sons, Inc., 2003. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xv, , 400 pages. Illustrations. Source Notes. Index. A few pages have minor bend/crease. Paul Alexander is an American writer, playwright and stage director. He has published eight books, authored critically praised plays and directed plays as well as a documentary film. He is the founder and artistic director of The Artists Theatre Group, Inc., a New York-based not-for-profit theatre company. Alexander is the author of three political books: The Candidate, a chronicle of John Kerry's presidential campaign; Man of the People: The Life of John McCain; and Machiavelli’s Shadow: The Rise and Fall of Carl Rove. His journalism has appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times, The Nation, The Village Voice, Salon, Worth, The New York Observer, Interview, The Los Angeles Times Book Review, Biography, Men's Journal, Best Life and The Daily Beast. In Europe, his nonfiction has appeared in Paris Match, Gente and The Guardian.
London: Verso, 2005. New Edition [stated]. First Printing [Stated]. Trade paperback. x, 403,  pages. Illustrations. Index. Covers have flaps. Decorative cover, with some wear at the back. Signed and dated (NJ/2005) by the author on the title page. Tariq Ali (born 21 October 1943) is a Pakistani-British political activist, writer, journalist, historian, filmmaker, and public intellectual. He is a member of the editorial committee of the New Left Review and Sin Permiso, and contributes to The Guardian, CounterPunch, and the London Review of Books. He read Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Exeter College, Oxford. He is the author of many books, including Pakistan: Military Rule or People's Power (1970), Can Pakistan Survive? The Death of a State (1983), Clash of Fundamentalisms: Crusades, Jihads and Modernity (2002), Bush in Babylon (2003), Conversations with Edward Said (2005), Pirates of the Caribbean: Axis Of Hope (2006), A Banker for All Seasons (2007), The Duel (2008), The Obama Syndrome (2010), and The Extreme Centre: A Warning (2015). His public profile began to grow during the Vietnam War, when he engaged in debates against the war with such figures as Henry Kissinger and Michael Stewart. He testified at the Russell Tribunal over US involvement in Vietnam. As time passed, Ali became increasingly critical of American and Israeli foreign policies. In 1967, Ali was in Camiri, Bolivia, to observe the trial of Régis Debray. He has been described as "the alleged inspiration" for the Rolling Stones' song "Street Fighting Man", recorded in 1968. John Lennon's "Power to the People" was inspired by an interview Lennon gave to Ali.
New York: Pantheon Books, 2000. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. x, 159,  pages. Illustrations. Inscribed by the author on the title page. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Henry Southworth Allen (b. 1941 in Summit, New Jersey) is an American journalist, poet, artist, and critic. Allen obtained his degree in English and art at Hamilton College and Montgomery College. Allen began his painting and drawing in the late 1960s. He was a stationed in Vietnam in the mid-1960s as a marine. Allen was a critic for The New York Review of Books and worked on staff for the New Haven Register. As a staff writer for the Style section, he worked at The Washington Post for 39 years. In 1975, he was awarded a NEH Journalism Fellowship at the University of Michigan. He left the Washington Post in 2009 after an altercation with a fellow staffer. He then began teaching courses in cultural analysis in the University of Maryland honors program. Allen had solo shows in June 2009 at Strathmore Hall and in August 2012 at the Chebeague Island Library. Allen was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 2000 for his writings in the Washington Post on photography.
New York: Donald I. Fine, Inc., 1989. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. ix, , 308,  pages. Illustrations. DJ is price clipped. Everett Alvarez Jr. (born December 23, 1937) is a former United States Navy officer who endured one of the longest periods as a prisoner of war (POW) in U. S. military history. Alvarez was the first U. S. pilot to be shot down and detained during the Vietnam War and spent over eight years in captivity, making him the second longest-held U. S. POW, after U. S. Army Colonel Floyd James Thompson. On August 5, 1964, during Operation Pierce Arrow, LTJG. Alvarez's Douglas A-4 Skyhawk was shot down in the immediate aftermath of what is known as the Gulf of Tonkin incident. Alvarez endured eight years and seven months of brutal captivity by the North Vietnamese at the H a Lò Prison (sarcastically known as the "Hanoi Hilton" by fellow POWs), in which he was repeatedly beaten and tortured. Alvarez was especially esteemed by his fellow prisoners because he was for almost a year the only aviator prisoner of war. Alvarez retired from the U. S. Navy with the rank of commander in 1980. He later earned a Master's Degree in Operations and Research Analysis and a Juris Doctor degree. In April 1981, he was appointed by President Reagan to the post of Deputy Director of the Peace Corps. In July 1982, President Reagan nominated and the U. S. Senate confirmed him as Deputy Administrator of the Veterans Administration (VA). After six years with the VA he was appointed by President Reagan in 1988 to the Board of Regents of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, Maryland.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1992. 1st Touchstone Edition. Third Printing. Trade paperback. 667,  pages. Wraps. Illustrations. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Slight darkening to text, some soiling to spine, black line on fore-edge. 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, an honor given only to faculty who attain "national or international distinction for outstanding teaching, research, or other creative achievement". Ambrose also wrote a three-volume biography of Richard Nixon. Although Ambrose was a strong critic of Nixon, the biography was considered fair and just regarding Nixon's presidency.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2002. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xvi, 265,  pages. Index. One of the most popular historians of our time looks back on his life--and on America's history--in a valediction that powerfully weaves together personal experience and historical insights. After touching on the founding fathers, the Battle of New Orleans, the early encounters with the Plains Indians, and topics up to the present day, Ambrose's last chapter is entitled "America's Secrets of Success. " Stephen E. Ambrose reflects on his career as an historian and postulates just what an historian's job is all about. Stephen Edward Ambrose (January 10, 1936 – October 13, 2002) was an American historian, most noted for his biographies 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 popular history. In a review of To America: Personal Reflections of an Historian for The New York Times, high school teacher William Everdell credited the historian with reaching "an important lay audience without endorsing its every prejudice. He founded the Eisenhower Center at the University of New Orleans in 1989 serving as its director until 1994. The center's first efforts 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.
Washington DC: Public Affairs Press. Hardcover. vi, , 487,  pages. Index. Inscribed by author on fep. Rear board has weakness and restrengthened with glue. Edge soiling. Jack Anderson (October 19, 1922 – December 17, 2005) was an American newspaper columnist, considered one of the fathers of modern investigative journalism. Anderson won the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for his investigation on secret American policy decision-making between the United States and Pakistan during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. Anderson had a national radio show, acted as Washington bureau chief of Parade magazine, and was a commentator on ABC-TV's Good Morning America. Among his exposés was reporting the Nixon's investigation and harassment of John Lennon during its fight to deport Lennon, the continuing activities of fugitive Nazi officials in South America, and the savings and loan crisis. He revealed the history of a CIA plot to assassinate Fidel Castro, and was credited for breaking the story of the Iran–Contra affair under President Reagan.
New York: Viking, 2003. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xxvii, , 574,  pages. Acknowledgments. Index. DJ has slight wear. Christian Gerard Appy (born April 5, 1955) is the author of three books on American History and a Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts. His most recent book is called American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity and it was released in February 2015. Appy is widely known as a leading historian and expert on the Vietnam War experience. His book Patriots: The Vietnam War Remembered from All Sides is widely assigned to college students studying the Vietnam War, due to its unique and nearly comprehensive view of those involved in the war. The book includes 135 oral histories drawn from 300 interviews conducted by Appy over the course of researching the book. It also won the 2004 Massachusetts Book Award for nonfiction.
New York: Frederick A. Praeger, 1968. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xiv, 427,  pages. Footnotes. Map. List of Abbreviations. Ink notation on fep from previous owner. DJ is in a plastic sleeve. This is the Hudson Institute Series on National Security and International Order Number 2. Herman Kahn (February 15, 1922 – July 7, 1983) was a founder of the Hudson Institute and one of the preeminent futurists of the latter part of the twentieth century. He originally came to prominence as a military strategist and systems theorist while employed at the RAND Corporation. He became known for analyzing the likely consequences of nuclear war and recommending ways to improve survivability, making him one of the historical inspirations for the title character of Stanley Kubrick's classic black comedy film satire Dr. Strangelove. In his commentary for Fail Safe, director Sidney Lumet remarked that the Professor Groeteschele character is also based on Herman Kahn. Kahn's theories contributed heavily to the development of the nuclear strategy of the United States.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1994. First Printing. Hardcover. 25 cm, 463,  pages. Illustrations. Index. Damp stains and wrinkling in bottom margin (no pages stuck). Inscribed by the author. The author has won the Pulitzer Prize, the George Polk Memorial Award, and at least three Sigma Delta Chi awards. Peter Gregg Arnett, ONZM (born 13 November 1934) is a New Zealand-born journalist holding both New Zealand and US citizenship. Arnett worked for National Geographic magazine, and later for various television networks, most notably CNN. He is known for his coverage the Vietnam War and the Gulf War. He was awarded the 1966 Pulitzer Prize in International Reporting for his work in Vietnam from 1962 to 1975, mostly reporting for the Associated Press. CNN CNN sent Arnett to Baghdad because of his experience in covering military conflicts. Arnett was part of the live coverage beginning on January 17th, 1991, the start of the Gulf War air campaign, where he and colleagues Bernard Shaw and John Holliman kept broadcasting from their Al-Rasheed Hotel room amid extensive aerial bombing by the Western Coalition forces. In 1994, Arnett's book Live from the Battlefield: From Vietnam to Baghdad, 35 Years in the World's War Zones was published. In March 1997, Arnett interviewed Osama bin Laden. The journalism school at the Southern Institute of Technology that was named after him closed in 2015. He retired as a field reporter in 2007. He now lives in Los Angeles and teaches journalism at Shantou University in China.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1994. First Printing. Hardcover. 25 cm, 463,  pages. Illustrations. Index. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Nice, long inscription by the author on fep. to Kimberly Lenz, perhaps the educator and human rights activist and Amnesty International volunteer. The author has won the Pulitzer Prize, the George Polk Memorial Award, and at least three Sigma Delta Chi awards. Peter Gregg Arnett, ONZM (born 13 November 1934) is a New Zealand-born journalist holding both New Zealand and US citizenship. Arnett worked for National Geographic magazine, and later for various television networks, most notably CNN. He is known for his coverage the Vietnam War and the Gulf War. He was awarded the 1966 Pulitzer Prize in International Reporting for his work in Vietnam from 1962 to 1975, mostly reporting for the Associated Press. CNN CNN sent Arnett to Baghdad because of his experience in covering military conflicts. Arnett was part of the live coverage beginning on January 17th, 1991, the start of the Gulf War air campaign, where he and colleagues Bernard Shaw and John Holliman kept broadcasting from their Al-Rasheed Hotel room amid extensive aerial bombing by the Western Coalition forces. In 1994, Arnett's book Live from the Battlefield: From Vietnam to Baghdad, 35 Years in the World's War Zones was published. In March 1997, Arnett interviewed Osama bin Laden. The journalism school at the Southern Institute of Technology that was named after him closed in 2015. He retired as a field reporter in 2007. He now lives in Los Angeles and teaches journalism at Shantou University in China.
New York: Dell Publishing Company, Inc, 1973. First Dell Edition. 272, wraps, covers somewhat worn and soiled Henry Kissinger is one of the most powerful #2 men in history. He is also one of the most talked-about and whispered-about high officials. Now this book blows the cover from Henry Kissinger's public and very private life. One of the funniest and most informative biographies in years.