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New York: Simon and Schuster, 2006. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. x, , 404 pages. Illustrations. Author's Note. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Black mark on bottom edge. Michael I. Karpin (born on 29 November 1945) is an Israeli broadcast journalist and author, best known for his investigative documentaries and books, revealing two of Israel's most concealed affairs: The creation of the country's nuclear capability and the nationalistic-messianic incitement campaign that preceded the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. On May 1986, Karpin broke the story of Israel's secret service (Shabak) fabrication of evidence in the course of Bus Line 300's investigation, one of the most controversial political affairs in the history of the country. In 1987, he exposed the Izat Nafsu Affair: a Moslem IDF officer and a Circassian, who was maliciously investigated by the secret service, convicted of spying and eventually exonerated by the Supreme Court. Karpin had studied political science in the Hebrew University and mass communication in UCLA. He entered broadcasting in 1969, as a radio news reporter for The Voice of Israel (Kol Israel) and became one of the top Israeli reporters of the 1973's Yom Kippur War, covering some of the most ferocious engagements at the Southern Front and the following Disengagement Talks at "Kilometer 101" and then at Geneva, Switzerland. In 1976 he joined the Israeli Television's (Channel One today, which until 1986 was the sole television channel in the country) news department and for twenty years served as senior reporter and editor.
Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1980. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. viii, 392 pages. Some wear and small tears and creasing to dust jacket. Endpapers and text contains substantial red and black underlining and notations. Includes Preface and Introduction. Also includes chapters on Background, 1700-1780; Germany, 1780-1819; France, 1780-1880; Germany, 1830-1873; Austria-Hungary, 1780-1880; The Movement; and Culmination. Also contains Notes and Index. Jacob Katz (born 15 November 1904 in Magyargencs, Hungary, died 20 May 1998 in Israel) was a Jewish historian and educator. He established the history curriculum used in Israel's High Schools. Katz deployed sociological methods in his study of Jewish communities, with special attention to changes in Jewish law and Orthodoxy. He pioneered the modern study of Orthodoxy and its formation in reaction to Reform Judaism. In the year 1945 Jacob Katz presented to a conference of historians his article "Marriage and Sexual Relations at the close of the Middle Ages". Katz had already been credited with a few articles in the fields of education, psychology, and pedagogy, and their publication had given him a good reputation in the field. Ben-Zion Dinur encouraged Katz not to give up on his research even in the absence of an academic post. With hindsight it is possible to claim that Katz's article on "Marriage and Sexual Relations" in Zion paved the way for his joining the faculty of Hebrew University. Katz became a specialist in Jewish-gentile relations, the Jewish Enlightenment, anti-Semitism, and the Holocaust. His works provide much of the basis for scholarly analyses of anti-Semitism.
New York: Barricade Books, Inc., 1996. First Printings [Stated]. Hardcover. [10, 890, , , 891-1855,  pages. Illustrations. Notes. Bibliography. Sources. Index. Two volume boxed set ins slipcase. Inscribed in Hebrew by the author on the half-titles of Volumes One and Two to David Greenberg. Shmuel "Mooki" Katz (December 1914 – 9 May 2008) was an Israeli writer, historian and journalist. Prior to the formation of the State of Israel, he was a Zionist activist and member of the Irgun High Command. He was a member of the first Knesset and is also known for his biography of Jewish leader Ze'ev Jabotinsky. In 1939, he was sent to London by Ze'ev Jabotinsky to speak on issues concerning Palestine. In 1946 Katz returned to Mandatory Palestine and joined the HQ of the Irgun where he was active in the aspect of foreign relations. He was one of the seven members of the high command of the Irgun, as well as a spokesman of the organization. Katz also served as Irgun commander during the War of Independence. Katz was one of the founders of the Herut political party and served as one of its members in the First Knesset. In 1977 Katz became "Adviser to the Prime Minister for Information Abroad" to Menachem Begin. He accompanied Begin to Washington and explained some points to President Carter.
Baltimore, Maryland: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1970. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xiv, 322 pages. DJ has wear and soiling. Endpaper map. Maps. Footnotes. Includes Preface, and Notes on Arabic Transliteration and Usage, as well as Appendices, Selected Bibliography, Biographical Sketches, and Index. Chapters include Wartime Commitments,1914-18; The Difficulties of Peace, 1919; Failure of the Paris Peace Conference; The Year of Violence, 1920; London: Prelude to Cairo; The Cairo Conference, March, 1921; Iraq; Palestine; Transjordan; and Perspective and Conclusions. The author received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University and was the editor of the Journal of International Affairs. Drawing extensively on previously unavailable documents of the British government as well as private papers and memoirs, the author uses the Cairo Conference as the focal point for a detailed study of Britain's involvement in Middle Eastern affairs. After tracing the background that led to the conference, Aaron Klieman describes and analyzes the deliberations themselves, and assesses the effect of the decisions taken on Iraq, Palestine, Jordan, and Arabia. He demonstrates that many of the contemporary problems of the Middle East--political instability, disillusion with democratic institutions, inter-Arab rivalry, the Arab-Israeli conflict--originated in this earlier, decisive period.
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1973. Presumed First Edition/First Printing. Hardcover. ix, , 518 pages. DJ has price present. DJ has some wear, soiling,and edge tears. Excerpt from KIRKUS REVIEW: Maybe not the largest, maybe not the most secret, but ... the most exciting -- at least as recollected by Ruth Kluger about her operations with the Mossad in World War II. That was a group of ten secret individuals (nine men and a woman) who tried to smuggle Jews out of Europe into Palestine as Hitler was making his final decision between deportation and incineration -- and every country in the world ""regretfully"" barred its doors. Unbelievable obstacles -- finding ship owners willing to lease vessels at premium in wartime; calming down passengers confined shipboard, endless baksheesh (bribes) to border officials, stationmasters, harbormasters, embassies (for phony transit or entry visas); evading British ships and border patrols which sent illegal immigrants (only 10,000 legal per year) back to where they came or, at best, to some Palestinian prison; and finally, money from rich Jews unwilling to believe their civilized world was collapsing all around them. This is truly a tragic, story no one, Jews, gypsies, or the great untouched, should ever forget.
New York: Crown Forum, 2013. First Edition [stated]. Sixteenth printing [stated]. Hardcover. Signed by the author on fep. Other ink notations on fep and inside of back cover. Ink notation on DJ flaps. Substantial red and black Ink notations noted throughout the book. Charles Krauthammer (March 13, 1950 – June 21, 2018) was an American political columnist. A conservative political pundit, in 1987 Krauthammer won the Pulitzer Prize for his column in The Washington Post. His weekly column was syndicated to more than 400 publications worldwide. Krauthammer received acclaim for his writing on foreign policy, among other matters. He was a leading neoconservative voice and proponent of United States military and political engagement on the global stage, coining the term Reagan Doctrine and advocating both the Gulf War and the Iraq War. In August 2017, due to his battle with cancer, Krauthammer stopped writing his column and serving as a Fox News contributor. Krauthammer died on June 21, 2018.
New York, N.Y. Crown Forum, 2013. First Edition [stated]. Later printing. Hardcover. x, , 387,  pages. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper. Inscription reads: To John & Donolly. Best, Charles Krauthammer. Includes Introduction, Acknowledgments, and Index. Includes chapters on The Good and the Great; Manners; Pride and Prejudices; Follies; Passions and Pastimes; Heaven and Earth; Citizen and State; Conundrums; Body and Soul; Man and God; Memory and Monuments; The Jewish Question, Again; The Golden Age; The Age of Holy Terror; The Age to Come; and Three Essays on America and the World. Charles Krauthammer (March 13, 1950 – June 21, 2018) was an American political columnist. Krauthammer won the Pulitzer Prize for his column in The Washington Post in 1987. His weekly column was syndicated to more than 400 publications worldwide. While in his first year studying medicine at Harvard Medical School, Krauthammer became permanently paralyzed from the waist down after suffering a diving board accident that severed his spinal cord at cervical spinal nerve 5. After spending 14 months recovering in a hospital, he returned to medical school, graduating to become a psychiatrist involved in the creation of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders III in 1980. He joined the Carter administration in 1978 as a director of psychiatric research, eventually becoming the speechwriter to Vice President Walter Mondale in 1980. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Krauthammer embarked on a career as a columnist and political commentator. In 1985, he began writing a weekly editorial for The Washington Post.
West Palm Beach, FL: LDH Communications, Inc. [An Olive Branch Book], 1999. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Trade paperback. The format is approximately 5.25 inches by 8 inches. x, 228, , xxvii,  pages. Illustrated front cover. Illustrations. Addendum. Glossary. 1948 Map of Israel. Bibliography. Tributes to My Friends. Justin's Poem. Inscribed and signed by the authors on the title page. Inscription reads To Daniellle Best wishes Arlene Kurtis Jona Lerman Jun. 2000. Some sticker residue on the verso. Jona Lerman died at the age of 102 on January 4, 2013 in Delray Beach, Florida. Mr. Lerman was born in Poland and pioneered in Palestine as a member of Haganah and a member of the Israeli Army. He fought in the war of Independence and co-authored the book The Stone Pillow. Arlene Kurtis was born in New York City and attended the High School of Music and Art (now LaGuardia H.S.), the University of Wisconsin and graduated from NYU with a government major. Kurtis has worked on screen magazines and edited women's magazines. She married Alan A. Kurtis, an engineer, and they raised two children. Kurtis wrote two books and edited a local newspaper, worked for the City of New York at the City Record as an editor before moving to Florida with her husband in 1977. She then worked for Palm Beach Jewish World as cultural editor. She has written three non-fiction books before her novel "Lila's Hamsa." She is the co-author of The Stone Pillow.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1983. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 544 pages. Maps. Illustrations. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Signed on fep by author. Minor page discoloration from a newspaper clippping on pages 128/9. Dan Halperin Kurzman (27 March 1922, San Francisco – 12 December 2010, Manhattan), was an American journalist and writer of military history books. In the early 1950s, he worked in Europe and in Israel for American newspapers and news agencies and was then correspondent of the NBC News in Jerusalem. In 1960 he published his first political book, a biography of the Japanese Prime Minister Nobusuke Kishi. In the 1960s, Kurzman worked as a foreign policy correspondent for the Washington Post. In 1965 he received the George Polk Award for external reporting. After the end of the sixties, the Washington Post had left, he devoted himself to researching and writing Modern History, especially military history non-fiction. He is also a recipient of the Cornelius Ryan Award.