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New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1960. First Edition [stated] Presumed First Printing. Hardcover. 483,  pages. Volume 1 ONLY. Endpaper maps. Illustrations. Notes. Bibliography. Index. DJ has some wear, tears, chips and soiling. DJ is in a plastic sleeve. The author was a writer and an actor who wrote extensively on the Civil War. "The Hatfields and the McCoys" & "Gray Ghosts and Rebel Riders" are two of his most famous books. "The Gray Ghost," about Confederate Major John Mosby, was made into a television series, as was his Hatfields and McCoys. Washington and Lee University, B.A., 1930. City editor, Huntsville Times, 1931-1937; reporter, Times-Dispatch, Richmond, Va., 1937-1941; reporter, Evening Star, Washington, D.C., 1941-1945; staff writer Wall Street Journal, 1943-1945; Assistant to Congressman William M. Tuck of Virginia, 1963-69; staff writer, NASA Activities, 1969-76. Member; National Press Club; Phi Beta Kappa; Sigma Delta Chi. District of Columbia Civil War Round Table gold medal for meritorious writing. Used the pseudonym, Pat Jones, for some writing.
Savannah, TN: Kadets of America, 1960. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Pamphlet. Format is 5 inches by 7 inches. 32 pages, plus covers. Wraps, Illustrations (some in color). Covers worn and soiled. As the handbooks says The Kadets of America is an Atomic Age program for boys and girls of grammar school age. Started in 1953 by C.L Parris in Savannah, TN this uniformed patriotic group focused on teaching young children the basics of gun safety, basic military drills and pride in America and her flag. C.L. Parris owned and operated the Parris Manufacturing Company, along with his two brothers. After being hired by the US Military to build "dummy" weapons for training purposes during World War II, the company branched out and began creating toy replica of Civil War and Frontier weapons as well. The company continues today. Mr. Parris saw the Kadets of America as a way to promote American pride. Working though sponsorships with local AMVETS, American Legions, VFW, Lions Clubs, etc. at first it was just for boys, but girls were quickly added.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1980. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 432 pages. Illustrations. Notes. Index. Signed by author on title page. Front hinge cracked at Frontis/title page and repaired with glue. DJ has wear, soiling, edge tears and chips. Some edge soiling. Justin Daniel "Joe" Kaplan (September 5, 1925 in Manhattan, New York City – March 2, 2014 in Cambridge, Massachusetts) was an American writer and editor. The general editor of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations (16th and 17th eds.), he was best known as a biographer, particularly of Samuel Clemens, Lincoln Steffens, and Walt Whitman. Walt Whitman: A Life (1980), won a National Book Award.