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Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1989. First Printing [Stated] of English Language Edition of Revised and Enlarged Edition. Hardcover. Quarto, xvi, , 442,  pages. Illustrations. Endpaper maps. Appendices. Index. Translator's Note. Japanese Naval Terminology and Abbreviations. Foreword to the English-Language Edition by John B. Lundstrom. Ikuhiko Hata (born 12 December 1932) is a Japanese historian. He acquired his Ph.D. at the University of Tokyo and has taught history at several universities. He is the author of a number of influential and well-received scholarly works, particularly on topics related to Japan's role in the Second Sino-Japanese War and World War II. Hata is variously regarded as being a "conservative" historian or a "centrist". He has written extensively on such controversial subjects as the Nanking Massacre and the comfort women. Fellow historian Edward Drea has called him "the doyen of Japanese military historians". Hata co-wrote two books with Yasuho Izawa on Japanese fighter aces of World War II, both of which were described by historians as the definitive treatments of the subject. Yasuho Izawa is an ophthalmic optician whose past works include co-authoring Japanese Army Air Force Fighter Units and their Aces 1931-45, Japanese Naval Air Force Fighter Units and their Aces 1932-45 and Bloody Shambles Vols. 1 and 2.
New York: Theia, 2003. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 369,  pages. Illustrations. Notes. Index. Paul Hoffman (born 1956) is a prominent author and host of the PBS television series Great Minds of Science. He was president and editor in chief of Discover, in a ten-year tenure with that magazine, and served as president and publisher of Encyclopaedia Britannica before returning full-time to writing and consulting work. Hoffman, who holds a B.A. degree summa cum laude from Harvard, is the winner of the first National Magazine Award for Feature Writing and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Chicago magazine once called him "the smartest man in the world." Alberto Santos-Dumont (20 July 1873 – 23 July 1932, usually referred to as simply Santos-Dumont) was a Brazilian inventor and aviation pioneer, one of the very few people to have contributed significantly to the development of both lighter-than-air and heavier-than-air aircraft.
New York: Theia, 2003. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. Format is approximately 6 inches by 8.5 inches. ix, , 369,  pages. Illustrations. Origins and Acknowledgments. Notes. What Santo-Dumont Wrote. What Santos-Dumont Read. What Santos-Dumont Made. Index. Paul Hoffman is the president and CEO of the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, New Jersey. Hoffman, who holds a B.A. degree summa cum laude from Harvard, is the winner of the first National Magazine Award for Feature Writing. He is also a prominent author, science educator, and host of the PBS television series Great Minds of Science. He was president and editor in chief of Discover, in a ten-year tenure with that magazine, and served as president and publisher of Encyclopædia Britannica before returning full-time to writing. Author of at least ten books, he has appeared on CBS This Morning and The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer as a correspondent. He also designed the treasure map in the 1984 film, Romancing the Stone.