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Chicago, IL: Childrens Press, 1985. First Printing. 128, profusely illus. (mostly in color), chronology, glossary, index, stray ink marks ins rear flyleaf & board, library stamps some library stamps crossed out in marker, small bubble in rear endpaper, library call number sticker taped to front board, library stickers on rear board crossed out in marker. Book for young readers on the history and development of the space shuttle.
New York, N.Y. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1972. First Edition [stated]. Presumed first printing. Hardcover. ix, , 258, xi,  pages. Footnotes. Appendices. Notes. Selected bibliography. Index. DJ has wear, tears and soiling. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper. Inscription reads: To George and Barbara, whose enthusiasm for my literary efforts encourages me to more! Nick, March 31, 1972. [Unlikely that this was inscribed to President and Mrs. George H. W. Bush, but possible given the author's prominence.] Includes Acknowledgments and Prologue, as well as Chapters on The Cradle of Reason, The Dream at War, Secret Scientists, Korolyov, Khrushchev and the Space Race, Conceding the Moon Race, Proposals, and The Press. Also contains Perspectives, as well as Appendix A, Appendix B, Appendix C, Notes, Selected Bibliography, and an Index. Eight black and white illustrations of scientists and rocket pioneers follow page 80. The Russian venture into space--from the nineteenth-century experiments in rocketry to the landings on the moon. This is the first book by a Westerner to trace the development of the Russian space program from its beginnings in the late nineteenth century through the enormous success of Sputnik to the crucial decision--secretly arrived at and skillfully concealed--not to continue in the race to place a man on the moon in the 1960's. Nicholas Daniloff (born December 30, 1934) is an American journalist who graduated from Harvard University and was most prominent in the 1980s for his reporting on the Soviet Union. He came to wider international attention on September 2, 1986, when he was arrested in Moscow by the KGB and accused of espionage.
New York: Golden Press, c. 1959. 7 thru 54 only, profusely illus. in color, figures, index, pages slightly darkened, ink names ins fr flylf & rear bd, ink marks ins fr bdboards soiled, board and spine edges worn, price sticker on front board, plastic coating on boards starting to peel slightly. Part of the Golden Library of Knowledge series for young readers. Index has no entries prior to page 7, so the lost pages appear to be title page, flyleaf, table of contents and such like. Text appears to be complete.
New York: Walker Publishing Company, 2001. First Printing. Hardcover. , 310 pages. Illustrations. Diagrams. Footnotes. Bibliography. Index. Pencil erasure on half-title. Inscribed by the author. Paul Dickson (born 1939 in Yonkers, New York) is a freelance writer of more than 65 non-fiction books, mostly on American English language and popular culture. He has written many articles on a wide variety of subjects, including baseball and the military. He is a founding member and former president of Washington Independent Writers and a member of the National Press Club. Dickson coined the term "word word". For his published work on baseball, The Washington Post has described Dickson as "baseball's answer to Noah Webster or, at the very least, William Safire." In May 1979, he appeared on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson to promote his book The Official Rules, which detailed the history of Murphy's Law and similar aphorisms. Carson and Dickson spent time sharing similar sayings that they enjoyed. Dickson graduated from Wesleyan University in 1961. He resides in Garrett Park, Maryland.
New York: Walker Publishing Company, 2001. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 310 pages. Illustrations. Diagrams. Footnotes. Bibliography. Index. Pencil erasure on half-title. Paul Dickson (born 1939 in Yonkers, New York) is a freelance writer of more than 65 non-fiction books, mostly on American English language and popular culture. He has written many articles on a wide variety of subjects, including baseball and the military. He is a founding member and former president of Washington Independent Writers and a member of the National Press Club. Dickson coined the term "word word". In May 1979, he appeared on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson to promote his book The Official Rules, which detailed the history of Murphy's Law and similar aphorisms. For years, former Nazi Wernher von Braun, who ran the U.S. Army's missile program, lobbied incessantly that his Rocket Team should be handed responsibility for the first Earth-orbiting satellite.
New York: Random House, 1958. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 164,  pages. Illustrated endpaper. Illustrations (photographs and drawings). Index. This is one of the Allabout books, No. 28. David Dietz (né David Henry Dietz; 6 October 1897 Cleveland – 9 December 1984 Cleveland) was an American science journalist and author. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1937. Dietz attended Case Western Reserve University and received his bachelor's degree in 1919. In 1921 he took a position as science editor for the Scripps-Howard Newspapers, a job he kept until his retirement in 1977. From 1927 until his retirement he was a lecturer in general science at his alma mater. Dietz was a member of the Publicity Committee of the United States National Research Council's Division of Medical Science and of Harvard University's Institute on War Problems, and was a consultant to the U. S. Army Surgeon General from 1944 to 1947. He served as science correspondent for NBC News from 1940–1950, and was heard on Morgan Beatty News of the World over 181 stations.
Washington DC: The National Book Company of America, 1967. Hardcover. xvii, , 545,  pages. Illustrations. Formulae. Miscellaneous Problems and Applications. Appendices. Bibliographies. Indexes. Cover has slight wear and soiling. Minor corner bumping. The author was with the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory. The United States Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) is the corporate research laboratory for the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps. It conducts basic scientific research, applied research, technological development and prototyping. The laboratory's specialties include plasma physics, space physics, materials science, and tactical electronic warfare. NRL is one of the first US Government scientific R&D laboratories, having opened in 1923 at the instigation of Thomas Edison, and is currently under the Office of Naval Research. NRL's research expenditures are approximately $1 billion per year.
Washington, DC: U. S. Government Printing Office, 1961. Presumed First Edition/First Printing. Hardcover. 24 cm, xi, , 240 pages. Chronology. Abbreviations. Select Bibliography. Subject and Name Index. Pencil erasure residue on front endpaper. Minor wear to cover, some wear to spine lettering. Foreword by Deputy Administrator Hugh L. Dryden. Emme was an historian of science and technology and an aerospace historian. His education included a BA from Morningstar College in Iowa, 1941; MA, University of Iowa, 1946 and Ph. D. in 1949 both in Modern European History. He was a Navy pilot in the Pacific in World War II. He served in the Air Force Reserves, 1948-1972, retiring with the rank of colonel. In 1949, he became public historian for the Air University of the U.S. Air Force in Montgomery, Alabama before joining NASA, 1959-1979, as chief historian. His published books included: "The Impact of Air Power" 1959, "The History of Rocket Technology" 1964, and "A History of Space Flight" 1965. Emme wrote a brief survey of NASA in 1965, entitled "Historical Sketch of NASA (EP 29)", which was revised and expanded in 1976 by Frank W. Anderson, Jr. Emme was a member of many scholarly societies including the American Astrinautical Society for over 25 years.
Washington DC: Aerospace Industries Association of America, Inc., 1963. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. 19,  pages, plus covers. Illustrations (some with color). Cover has some wear and soiling. The purpose of the professional journal was to "Foster understanding of the aerospace industry's role in insuring our national security through the design, development and production of advanced weapon systems; Foster understanding of the aerospace industry's responsibilities in the space exploration program; Foster understanding of commercial and general aviation as prime factors in domestic and international travel and trade. In this issue there is an article on NASA--the First Five years by Karl G. Harr, Jr.; an article on Why Go to the Moon: by Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, an article on The Moon and Beyond by James J. Haggerty, Jr. and information on space bounty and steps to space.