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New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1959. Hardcover. 242 pages. Discolor inside boards & flylves, some foxing fore-edge. DJ soiled & some edge wear. Presentation copy signed by Patricia O'Malley. Mary Walfrieda had first-hand experience in the subject matter, as she had been a stewardess on flights between Honolulu and Los Angeles during the book's time period.
Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1946. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. vi, 755,  pages. Footnotes. Illustrations. Bibliography. Index. Ex-library with usual library markings. Library binding. Some pencil marks noted. William Fielding Ogburn (June 29, 1886 – April 27, 1959) was an American sociologist. He was also a statistician and an educator. Ogburn received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University. He was a professor of sociology at Columbia from 1919 until 1927, when he became chair of the Sociology Department at the University of Chicago. He served as the president of American Sociological Society in 1929. He was the editor of the Journal of the American Statistical Association from 1920 to 1926. In 1931, he was elected as the president of American Statistical Association, which also elected him as a Fellow in 1920. He was also known for his idea of "culture lag" in society's adjustment to technological and other changes. He played a pivotal role in producing the groundbreaking Recent Social Trends during his research directorship of President Herbert Hoover's Committee on Social Trends from 1930 to 1933. He was one of the most prolific sociologists of his time, with 175 articles under his name.
New York: Dell Yearling, 2003. 2nd Paperbk Printing. 183, wraps, illus., map, glossary of aviation terms, top corner of front cover and several pages bent The riveting and inspiring story of how Navy Lieutenant Shane Osborn's flying skills saved a Navy reconnaissance plane and its crew of 24 from almost certain death, and their subsequent ordeal of detention and interrogation. Adapted for young readers.
Bethesda, MD: Adler & Adler, 1986. Second Edition. Presumed First Printing. Hardcover. 24 cm, 557 pages, illus., bibliography, index, former owner's embossed stamp on several pages, DJ in plastic sleeve, tear at rear DJ. The author was the founding publisher of American Heritage, the innovative magazine in hardcover book form that chronicled various periods of U.S. history and won a Pulitzer Prize for its "Picture History of the Civil War". Parton was also founding publisher of Horizon magazine and the 1940s newspaper the Los Angeles Independent. The eclectic publisher had a lifelong love affair with words. He wrote the annual musical comedy of the Hasty Pudding Club as a Harvard undergraduate, and he was a writer, editor and management assistant for 13 years with Time Inc. Parton later served as president of Encyclopaedia Britannica, head of the National Advertising Review Board, and assistant librarian of Congress. He was the author of the well-received 1986 book "Air Force Spoken Here." But Parton's greatest legacy remains American Heritage.
Lincoln, NE: Writers Club Press, 2001. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. xi, , 317,  pages. Illustration facing title page. Inscribed by author on half-title. Cover has slight wear and soiling. The author has been an aerospace engineer, financial analyst, controller, marketing consultant, speechwriter, disk jockey, librarian, television produced, corporate officer, entertainment critic, cartoonist, stand-up comic, and college professor. He was a long time employee of Delta Air Lines. The book is about Aidan McInnis, a young, straight-laced pilot from Boston likes structure, so he is woefully unprepared when a series of personal upheavals deposits him in the heart of unconventional and uninhibited Key West, Florida. As his new life evolves to be increasingly bizarre and unpredictable, he finds an improbable mentor in the eccentric, self-styled Monarch of the Conch Republic, Louie Robideau. Over the course of a year, Louie and a colorful cast of locals help Aidan grow past the man he was raised to be and into the man he always wanted to be.
Metuchen, NJ: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1985. Hardcover. viii, 402,  pages. Illustrations. References. Bibliography. Index. Format is approximately 5.75 inches by 8.75 inches. This book deals with feature motion pictures, made-for-television films, and television series that feature some aspect of aviation. The story of the men who filmed, and sometimes died, in Hollywood skies is an exciting one. It is the equal of the story of any other film genre, although it has been long neglected by cinematic scholars.
Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2007. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. 127,  pages., Illustrations. Bibliography. Format is approximately 6.5 inches by 9.25 inches. This is one of the Images of Aviation series. Katrina Pescador has been the Director of the San Diego Air & Space Museum’s Library & Archives since 2005. She is responsible for managing all aspects of the Museum’s Library & Archives collection. Alan Renga is a Digital Archivist San Diego Air and Space Museum. San Diego Air & Space Museum (SDASM, formerly the San Diego Aerospace Museum) is an aviation and space exploration museum in San Diego, California, United States. The museum is located in Balboa Park and is housed in the former Ford Building, which is listed on the US National Register of Historic Places. SDASM opened to the public on February 15, 1963. In 2005 the museum became affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution. It is one of only ten aerospace museums in the country to have such an affiliation, and one of only two affiliated museums in San Diego.