New York: Frederick A. Praeger, 1968. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xiv, 427,  pages. Footnotes. Map. List of Abbreviations. Ink notation on fep from previous owner. DJ is in a plastic sleeve. This is the Hudson Institute Series on National Security and International Order Number 2. Herman Kahn (February 15, 1922 – July 7, 1983) was a founder of the Hudson Institute and one of the preeminent futurists of the latter part of the twentieth century. He originally came to prominence as a military strategist and systems theorist while employed at the RAND Corporation. He became known for analyzing the likely consequences of nuclear war and recommending ways to improve survivability, making him one of the historical inspirations for the title character of Stanley Kubrick's classic black comedy film satire Dr. Strangelove. In his commentary for Fail Safe, director Sidney Lumet remarked that the Professor Groeteschele character is also based on Herman Kahn. Kahn's theories contributed heavily to the development of the nuclear strategy of the United States.
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New York City: The Baker & Taylor Co. [Spine reads The Illustrated Navy], 1903. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Hardcover. , 280,  pages. Frontis Illustration. Decorative front cover. Illustrations. Some weakness at front and back hinges. Some cover wear. Edgar Stanton Maclay (18 April 1863, – 2 November 1919) was an American journalist and historian. He was a reporter on the Brooklyn Times (1886–1890) and on the New York Tribune (1891–1893); served on the editorial staff of the Tribune (1893–1895) and on that of the New York Sun (1895–1896). He was was the author of History of the United States Navy, which occasioned controversy and brought about his dismissal from government employ, by order of President Roosevelt, in 1901. This work includes Articles by: William McKinley, Alfred Thayer Mahan, John Davis Long, William Thomas Samson, Mary Philip Wheelock, David Howard Tribou, Henry B. F. Macfarland, Robert Edward Steele, George Beall Balch, Francis John Higginson, Henry Clay Taylor, Francis Tiffany Bowles, Wilton Merle Smith, Edward Biddle Latch, Marcus H. Rogers, Daniel Delehanty, and Francis J. Haeseler.