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New York: Harper & Row, 1968. Presumed First Paperback Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. xii, 176,  pages. Appendix I and II (including sources). Index. Cover has some wear and soiling. Robert Strange McNamara (June 9, 1916 – July 6, 2009) was an American business executive and the eighth United States Secretary of Defense, serving from 1961 to 1968 under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. He played a major role in escalating the United States' involvement in the Vietnam War. McNamara was responsible for the institution of systems analysis in public policy, which developed into the discipline known today as policy analysis. He graduated from UC Berkeley and Harvard Business School and served in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. Henry Ford II hired McNamara and a group of other Army Air Force veterans to work for Ford Motor Company. These "Whiz Kids" helped reform Ford with modern planning, organization, and management control systems. After briefly serving as Ford's president, McNamara accepted appointment as Secretary of Defense.
Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., 1966. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. liii, , 554 pages. Occasional footnotes. Chronology. Bibliography. Index. DJ has some wear and soiling. This is a volume in The American Heritage series. Walter Millis (March 16, 1899 – March 17, 1968) was an editorial and staff writer for the New York Herald Tribune from 1924 to 1954. Millis was a staff member of the Fund for the Republic from 1954 to 1968. He later became the director of the Fund for the Republic's study of demilitarization in 1954. Millis, widely recognized as a historical writer, wrote eight books including: Road to War: America 1914-1917, This is Pearl! The United States and Japan—1941, Why Europe Fights, Viewed Without Alarm: Europe Today, Arms and Men: A Study of American Military History, The Martial Spirit: A Study of Our War with Spain, and An End to Arms. He also edited The Forrestal Diaries and American Military Thought. Among the 47 extracts of documents in this volume are Elihu Root's Annual Reports of the Secretary of War, 1899-1903; Theodore Roosevelt's First Annual Message, 1901; and Leonard Wood's Our Military History, 1916.
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1970. Book Club Edition. 496, illus., bibliography, index, usual library markings, ink underlining to several pages, DJ in plastic sleeve DJ somewhat soiled and some edge wear. An appraisal of the central themes of modern technologies: power, speed, mass production, automation, instant communication, and remote control.
Washington, DC: National Geographic, 1981. 115, wraps, profusely illus. (many in color), maps, bibliography, top corner front cover creased, small stain on title page some wear to cover edges. Topics covered include our energy predicament, America's auto mania, living better on less, an atlas of energy resources, synfuels, new energy frontier, and energy source book.
Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1983. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 252 pages. Index. DJ has some wear, tears, creasing, soiling and chips. DJ is price clipped. Pencil erasure residue on fep. The author was educated at George Washington University and Catholic University. He was Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of EG & G, Inc, one of the leading high-technology companies in the United States. He also served as Chairman of the National Association of Manufacturers. During WWII the author worked under J. Robert Oppenheimer on arming devices for the first bombs; after the war, as a principal founder of a high-technology company specializing in instrumentation, he measured the effects of most major atomic tests. He rejects the concept of a limited atomic war as nonsense.
London: Surrey House, 2007. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. 82 pages with covers. Illustrations (many illustrations in color). Format is approximately 8.25 inches by 11.75 inches. Among the content are articles on Nuclear Proliferation Countermeasures, Nuclear Smuggling, Interdiction of Shipments, Litvinenko, Biological Personal Protection, Weaponized Disease, Gas Mask Protection, Liquid Explosives, Polonium, Decontamination, Alpha Radiation Detection, Biological Detection, Police Training and Simulating Chemical Warfare. Among the authors are: Chris Pole, Richard Hoskins, Frank Wall, Frank Barnaby, Bill Finegan, Tom Billick, Menno de Jonge, Leon Geers, Leo Steenweg, Rob de la Poer, John Eldridge, Ian Napier, Mike Gooding, Russ Truman, Dave Squirrel, James Cameron, Dave Paddick, Robert Bettley-Smith, and Brad Rowland.
Esher, Surrey, United Kingdom: Surrey House Corporate Communication Ltd., 2008. Presumed First Edition/First Printing thus. Wraps. 76 pages, plus covers. Includes illustrations. Many illustrations in color. Item removed from plastic for cataloguing. This periodical was intended to serve the global CBRNE community.