Carlisle, Pennsylvania: Army War College Foundation Press, 1997. First Edition. Hardcover. xi, , 394,  pages. Includes Maps, Foreword By Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf (USA Ret.), Preface, Prologue, 33 Chapters, and an Epilogue. A number of many pages are somewhat creased at the bottom edge. Rear board damaged and inside of DJ damaged. Major General Edward B. Atkeson, USA Ret., was a senior fellow with AUSA’s Institute of Land Warfare and a senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. During his military service he was appointed Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, U.S. Army Europe, and was later a member of the National Intelligence Council under the Director of Central Intelligence. He also served with the Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs, Department of State. He holds a BS degree from the U.S. Military Academy, an MBA from Syracuse University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Luton, England. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the U.S. Army War College. He was a fellow at the Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, from 1973 to 1974. General Atkeson is a frequent writer and speaker on military affairs and has contributed more than 100 articles to military journals and other publications. He is the author of four books: The Final Argument of Kings: Reflections on the Art of War (HERO Books, 1988); A Military Assessment of the Middle East 1991-1996 (U.S. Army War College, 1992); The Powder Keg: An Intelligence Officer’s Guide to Military Forces in the Middle East 1996-2000 (NOVA Publications, 1996); and A Tale of Three Wars (Army War College Foundation Press, 1997).
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Baton Rouge: Saint John's Press, 2001. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. xxiv, 698,  pages. Illustrations. Photo Section. Glossary. Appendices. Contributors. Bibliography. Index of Proper Names. Maps. Signed by the author on the half-title. Sticker residue on half-title. Cover has small tear at top of spine, some tape, and other wear and soiling. Slightly cocked. "War Stories, Utah Beach to Pleiku," is a collection of the memories of veterans and their service in the 4th Infantry Division. The book covers the period of World War II, The Cold War, and Vietnam--more than thirty-years of rich history from 1940 through 1970. In "War Stories," there are 325 accounts from WWII veterans. In them, they describe their early training as they prepared for a war that they knew was coming, but had no name for. In great detail they portray the bloody assault on Utah Beach, on D-Day, June 6, 1944 and their subsequent fight through the hedgerows of Normandy. They were the first division to enter Paris, and they rightfully lay claim to the honor of liberating that famous city.
Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, 1976. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. 24 cm. x, 356,  pages. Notes on sources. Index. DJ somewhat scuffed and edges worn. Small tears and chips. DJ has wear, soiling, tears and chips. Inscribed and signed by the author on the dedication page; inscription reads: To J. Eugene Marans, With very best wishes, George W. Ball, September 7, 1976. Marans was involved in the representation of the International Development Banks and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. George Wildman Ball (December 21, 1909 – May 26, 1994) was an American diplomat and banker. During 1944 and 1945, he was director of the Strategic Bombing Survey in London. He served in the management of the State Department from 1961 to 1966 and is remembered as a major dissenter against the escalation of the Vietnam War. He refused to publicize his doubts. He also helped determine American policy regarding trade expansion, Congo, the Multilateral Force, de Gaulle's France, Israel and the Middle East, and the Iranian revolution.
New York: W. W. Norton and Company, 1982. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 24 cm. xii, , 527,  pages. Illustrations. Maps. Notes. Index. Some wear to DJ edges. George Wildman Ball (December 21, 1909 – May 26, 1994) was an American diplomat and banker. He served in the management of the US State Department from 1961 to 1966 and is remembered most as the only major dissenter against the escalation of the Vietnam War. He refused to publicize his doubts, which were based on calculations that South Vietnam was doomed. He also helped determine American policy regarding trade expansion, Congo, the Multilateral Force, de Gaulle's France, Israel and the rest of the Middle East, and the Iranian Revolution. During 1942, he became an official of the Lend Lease program. During 1944 and 1945, he was director of the Strategic Bombing Survey in London. During 1945, Ball began collaboration with Jean Monnet and the French government in its economic recovery in its negotiations regarding the Marshall Plan. During 1950 he helped draft the Schuman Plan and the European Coal and Steel Community Treaty. Ball was the Under Secretary of State for Economic and Agricultural Affairs for the administrations of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. He is known for his opposition to escalation of the Vietnam War. Ball also served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations from June 26 to September 25, 1968. During August 1968 at the UN Security Council, he endorsed the Czechoslovaks' struggle against the Soviet invasion and their right to live without dictatorship. During Nixon's administration, he helped draft policy proposals on the Persian Gulf.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2016. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. xiv, 560,  pages. Illustrations. Notes. Index. David Jeremiah Barron (born July 7, 1967) is a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and former S. William Green Professor of Public Law at Harvard Law School. He previously served as the Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Office of Legal Counsel at the United States Department of Justice. Barron is known for his controversial legal memo justifying the use of lethal drone strikes against U.S. citizens without judicial process. Barron joined the Harvard Law School faculty as an assistant professor in 1999 and became a professor in 2004. He left the faculty upon his confirmation to the Court of Appeals in 2014. In 2016, Simon & Schuster published his book Waging War: The Clash Between Presidents and Congress, 1776 to ISIS. In February 2017, Barron was named the winner of Norwich University's 2017 Colby Award, which is awarded for works that make major academic contributions to the understanding of military history, intelligence activities, and foreign relations. Several senators pledged to oppose Barron's nomination unless the administration publishes the secret memos Barron authored on the legality of killing American citizens with drone strikes. Until senators began raising concerns about Barron's nomination, only those on the Judiciary and Intelligence committees had seen any of the classified memos. On May 22, 2014, the Senate voted 53–45 for final confirmation to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He received his judicial commission on May 23, 2014.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1978. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. xix, , 312,  pages. DJ has wear, soiling and small tears/chips. Illustrations. Table. Includes Foreword by Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, Preface; The Vietnam Generation; Avoiders; Evaders; Deserters; Exiles; Amnesty; Legacies; Notes; Bibliography, and Index. Also contains figures on Vietnam Generation; Civilian Avoiders; Military Avoiders; Evaders; Military Offenders; Military Punishment; Exiles; Amnesty--Civilians; and Amnesty-Military. Also contains a table on the Likelihood of Vietnam-Era Service; Avoiders; Evaders; Deserters; and Exiles. Lawrence M. Baskir (born January 10, 1938) is a Senior Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims serving since 1997. He was chief judge from 2000 to 2002 and a judge on the court from 1998 to 2013 before assuming senior status in 2013. Baskir received a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Princeton University in 1959 followed by an Bachelor of Laws from Harvard Law School in 1962. Baskir joined the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary in 1965 and served till 1967 and then resumed service from 1969–1974 while becoming chief counsel and staff director from 1969–1974. He then was chief executive officer of the Presidential Clemency Board for The White House from 1974–1975. Baskir joined the Vietnam Project as a research professor and director at the University of Notre Dame Law School from 1975–1977. He was the Principal Deputy General Counsel for the United States Army from 1994–1998.
Martinsville, IN: Fideli Publishing, 2011. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Format is approximately 8.5 inches by 11 inches. vi, 558 pages. Illustrations. Inscribed and dated by author on fep. Minor soiling and corners bumped. RARE Peter Beck was born in Berlin, Germany on June 3, 1935. The family was Jewish and they were able to escape Nazi Germany in November 1939 due his father, Luis, being a highly decorated hero of WWI. They soon were living in New York. Peter was treated and cured at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City. Peter graduated from the prestigious Stuyvesant High School at age 16 and also became an Eagle Scout. Upon graduating from Syracuse University he accepted a commission in The United States Marine Corps. During his 22 years of service as a Marine Infantry Officer he served in posts and stations all over the world. He was the Commander at the Guantanamo Naval Base Guard in Guantanamo. He was decorated for valor during the Vietnam War, twice by the U. S. and twice by the Republic of Vietnam.
New York City: Gallery Books [an imprint of W. H. Smith Publishers, Inc.', 1987. Reprint edition. Hardcover. 62, [2--rear cover] pages. Illustrations (some in color). Appendices (including a chronology). Index. Further Reading. Sticker residue at bottom of front cover. Cover has some wear and soiling. This is one of the Conflict in the 20th Century series. Ian Beckett’s research focuses on British auxiliary forces, the First World War, and the late Victorian army. On auxiliary forces, his publications have included The Amateur Military Tradition, 15548-1945 and, most recently, the edited Citizen Soldiers and the British Empire, 1837-1902. A Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, he has been Chairman of the Council of the Army Records Society since 2000, and is also Secretary to the Buckinghamshire Military Museum Trust. He is on the executive council of the Buckinghamshire Record Society, and is on the editorial boards of Small Wars and Insurgencies, and of two monograph series, Insurgency, Counter-insurgency and National Security, and The History of Military Occupation.
Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2008. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. Foreword by Louis Thornton Becton. Illustrations. Appendixes. Chronology. Acronyms and Abbreviations. Notes. Index. Inscribed on the half-title page by the author. Inscription reads Dr. Ramsey--many thanks for all that you have done for me, the Army, and the country. Continued good fortune. God Bless Julius. Foreword has an inscription signed by Louise Becton which reads: Thanks for being such a great doc!! It means a lot to know your really care! Louise Becton. RARE with dual inscriptions! DJ has slight wear, soiling and sticker residue. Julius Wesley Becton Jr. (born June 29, 1926) is a retired United States Army lieutenant general, former director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and education administrator. He joined the U.S. Army Air Corps in July 1944, graduated infantry Officer Candidate School in 1945, and served with 93rd Infantry Division. He separated from the Army in 1946, but returned to service after President Harry S. Truman's executive order to integrate the U.S. Armed Forces in 1948. He graduated from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the Armed Forces Staff College, and the National War College. In his mid-60s, Becton began a new career as an education administrator. From 1989 to 1994, Becton was the fifth president of Prairie View A&M University (his alma mater). President Becton was the first graduate of Prairie View A&M University to attain flag rank in the military. In 1996, he became the Superintendent of the Washington, D.C. public school system.
Bloomington, Indiana: AuthorHouse, 2006. First Edition [stated]. Hardcover. x,481,  pages. Illustrations. This book is signed by the author on the title page. Scarce if signed, rare with the illustrated bookmark for the book and a business card sized item on the book, also illustrated, laid in. Griffin Bell studied journalism at the University of Tennessee and worked for several newspapers. She also wrote a Navy wives column for The Albany Herald in Georgia. While waiting for her first husband’s expected return from the war, Griffin Bell hosted a television talk show and was a “weather girl.” This is the memoir of the wife of an American Navy pilot shot down and captured over Hanoi on Ho Chi Minh's birthday, 1976, and her long wait for his return, only to learn that he had died while a prisoner. James Griffin was interned as a Prisoner of War in North Vietnam after he was shot down on May 19, 1967 and was held until his death in captivity two days later on May 21, 1967. His remains were recovered and returned on March 13, 1973. This is also the story of a second Navy pilot whose plane went down in 1965 and, after seven and a half years of captivity returned home to find that he had "lost" his wife and family. This is the story of one wife and two heroes whose lives meshed to bring a happy ending to a saga that had few happy ending.
Washington DC: United States Army, Center of Military History, 1986. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xix, , 515,  pages. Illustrations. Diagram. Maps. Footnotes. Bibliographic Notes. Glossary. Index. DJ has some wear and soiling. Fep has light crease. John Donald Bergen is now an American Communications and public affairs executive. He was named Outstanding Young American, Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1973. He is a member West Point Society and the American Management Association. Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Army, 1964, advanced through grades to lieutenant colonel. He was a Professor United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, 1971-1974; Strategic planner United States Department Defense, Washington, 1976-1981; and director speechwriting & issue management, 1981-1984. After he left the service he had a highly successful in the private sector.