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Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, 1968. Second Printing. 202, wraps, illus., tables, notes, chronology, bibliography, index, orange underlining to text, cover edges worn Analysis of Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara's decision to award the contract for the development of the TFX (Tactical Fighter Experimental--the original designation of the F-111 fighter-bomber) to General Dynamics-Grumman.
New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1980. Fifth printing [stated]. Hardcover. , 224 pages. Illustrations. Occasional footnotes. Index. DJ has some wear, soiling and small chips to DJ edges. John Daniel Barron (1930-2005) was an American journalist and investigative writer. He is best remembered as the author of several books dealing with specifics of Soviet espionage via the KGB and other agencies. In 1957, he joined the Washington Star as an investigative reporter. In 1965, Barron joined the Washington bureau of Reader's Digest. There he wrote more than 100 stories on a wide variety of subjects—notably a 1980 story concerning unanswered questions surrounding the drowning death of Mary Jo Kopechne at Chappaquiddick in a car driven by Ted Kennedy. MiG Pilot: The Final Escape of Lieutenant Belenko is a 1980 biography by John Barron about the life and 1976 defection of Soviet Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 fighter pilot Viktor Belenko to the United States. The MiG-25 was, at the time, Russia's most advanced and most secret fighter plane.
New York: William Morrow and Company, 1954. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. 320 pages. DJ has some wear and soiling. Some endpaper discoloration. Slightly cocked. This beautifully written novel combines an unforgettable love story with the dramatic operations of a great overseas airline. The relationships between the people are absorbingly realistic, highlighting the tender, appealing love story. But the descriptions of flight are thrilling.
Washington DC: Washington Academy of Sciences, 1907. Contemporary Reprint of the article from the Proceedings. Wraps. Format is approximately 7.25 inches by 10 inches. Footnotes. Illustrations. Cover has some wear, soiling, tears and chips. Some pages uncut. Alexander Graham Bell (March 3, 1847 – August 2, 1922) was a Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer, and innovator who is credited with inventing and patenting the first practical telephone. He also founded the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T) in 1885. Bell's father, grandfather, and brother had all been associated with work on elocution and speech and both his mother and wife were deaf, profoundly influencing Bell's work. His research on hearing and speech led him to experiment with hearing devices which eventually culminated in Bell being awarded the first U.S. patent for the telephone in 1876. Bell considered his invention an intrusion on his real work as a scientist. Other inventions included work in optical telecommunications, hydrofoils, and aeronautics.
Place_Pub: New York: G. P. Putnam's, c1998. First Printing. Hardcover. 24 cm, 628 pages, illus., references, index, front DJ flap price clipped. Andrew Scott Berg (born December 4, 1949) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American biographer. After graduating from Princeton University in 1971, Berg expanded his senior thesis on editor Maxwell Perkins into a full-length biography, Max Perkins: Editor of Genius (1978), which won a National Book Award. His second book Goldwyn: A Biography was published in 1989. Berg's third book Lindbergh, a highly anticipated biography of aviator Charles Lindbergh was published in 1998, becoming a New York Times Best Seller, and winning the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography. In 2003 Berg published Kate Remembered, a biography-cum-memoir about his friendship with actress Katharine Hepburn that received mixed reviews. His biography of Woodrow Wilson was published in 2013. Berg also wrote the story for Making Love (1982), a controversial film that was the first major studio drama to address the subjects of gay love, closeted marriages, and coming out.
New York: Berkley Books, 1999. First Paperbk Printing. 628, wraps, illus., notes and sources, index, some wear and creases to cover and spine edges This Pulitzer Prize-winning book is easily the most comprehensive and authoritative account of Lindbergh's life. It includes previously unavailable material from the Lindbergh archives.