Clark C. Abt, 1963. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Typescript/possible multiple original copy. 12 pages on approximately 8.5 inch by 11 inch paper. Some page soiling. Clark C. Abt is an American researcher born August 31, 1929 in Cologne, Germany. He became an American citizen in 1945, at age 16, and is known for first formalizing the concept and usages of Serious games. Abt left Germany for the United States in 1937. In 1947, he applied as an aeronautics student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he graduated in 1951. He then served four month in the merchant navy as a seaman, then spent a year at Johns Hopkins University as an English teacher, eventually obtaining a Master's degree in the Writing, Discourse and Drama Department for his thesis, titled A Year of Poems. In 1965, he earned a Ph.D. from MIT in Political Science. From 1952 to 1953 Dr. Abt worked as a power plant engineer for Bechtel Corporation in San Francisco, and from 1953 to 1957 he served in the U.S. Air Force as electronic countermeasures officer and navigator. From 1957 to 1964 Dr. Abt held engineering and management positions at the Raytheon Company, including managing the Advanced Systems and Strategic Studies Departments within the company's Missile and Space Division. He founded Abt Associates immediately afterwards. Abt is known for his book Serious Games (1970), where he formally established a basis for the concept of Serious game. In this work and subsequent ones, he described sports games, role playing games and (then marginal) computer games as mediums for educative, political or marketing ideas. He apparently authored this while at Raytheon.
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Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1985. Second printing [stated]. Trade paperback. xii, , 253,  pages. Tables. Diagrams. Notes. Glossary. Bibliographies. National Surveys on Defense and Economic Issues. Index. This is one of the Westview Special Studies in National Security and Defense Policy. Clark C. Abt is an American researcher born August 31, 1929 in Cologne, Germany. He became an American citizen in 1945, at age 16, and is known for first formalizing the concept and usages of Serious games. Abt left Germany for the United States in 1937. In 1947, he applied as an aeronautics student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he graduated in 1951. He then served four months in the merchant navy as a seaman, then spent a year at Johns Hopkins University as an English teacher, eventually obtaining a Master's degree in the Writing, Discourse and Drama Department for his thesis, titled A Year of Poems. In 1965, he earned a Ph.D. from MIT in Political Science. He founded Abt Associates immediately afterwards. Abt is known for his book Serious Games (1970), where he formally established a basis for the concept of Serious game. In this work and subsequent ones, he described sports games, role playing games and (then marginal) computer games as mediums for educative, political or marketing ideas. This interest probably stemmed from Abt's involvement with the development of TEMPER, an early computer wargame designed for a Cold War context.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1939. Revised Edition, eighteenth impression [stated]. Hardcover. 560,  pages. Frontis illustration. Illustrations. Maps. Diagrams. Index. Some institutional stamps. Label of previous owner inside front cover. Some cover wear and page soiling. Over time, Carroll S. Alden was Head of English, History and Government Departments at the Naval Academy. A survey of the history of the United States Navy, especially that of the last quarter of a century, will show that the study has its value, not only for thrilling-stories of heroism and devotion, but for an understanding of the forces shaping national progress. Thus, though it is peculiarly adapted to naval officers, it should have, in time, a real meaning for all students of American foreign relations. This book, in its original form, was written seventeen years ago to meet the needs of the Naval Academy. And now, to meet similar needs, it is continued to the present year.
New York: Quill, 1985. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Hardcover. xxii, 522 p. Footnotes. Maps and Charts. Chronology. Note on Sources. Bibliography. Index. Format 5.75 by 8.5 inches. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Barbarossa was the code name for the German drive against Russia. It was a battle waged at heights and depths hitherto unknown, a battle with deeds of bravery, cruelty, and madness. It continued for four years. The author studied official histories, memoirs, and other sources and produced what some called "a living history, one that puts the generals at the conference table, the soldiers in the field. " Alan Kenneth Mackenzie Clark (13 April 1928 – 5 September 1999) was a British Conservative Member of Parliament (MP), author and diarist. He served as a junior minister in Margaret Thatcher's governments at the Departments of Employment, Trade and Defence, and became a privy counsellor in 1991. He was the author of several books of military history, including his controversial work The Donkeys (1961. Clark became known for his flamboyance, wit and irreverence. Norman Lamont called him "the most politically incorrect, outspoken, iconoclastic and reckless politician of our times". He is particularly remembered for his three-volume diary, a candid account of political life under Thatcher and a moving description of the weeks preceding his death, when he continued to write until he could no longer focus on the page.
New York: William Morrow and Company, 1962. Presumed First U.S. Edition, first printing. Hardcover. 216 pages. Illustrations. Maps. Appendices. Bibliography. Index. Ex-library with usual library markings, bookplate and sticker. Boards and spine scuffed and somewhat faded. Alan Kenneth Mackenzie Clark (13 April 1928 – 5 September 1999) was a British Conservative Member of Parliament (MP), author and diarist. He served as a junior minister in Margaret Thatcher's governments at the Departments of Employment, Trade and Defence. He became a member of the Privy Council of the United Kingdom in 1991. He was the author of several books of military history, including his controversial work The Donkeys (1961), which inspired the musical satire Oh, What a Lovely War! Clark became known for his flamboyance, wit, and irreverence. Norman Lamont called him "the most politically incorrect, outspoken, iconoclastic and reckless politician of our times". Clark is particularly remembered for his three-volume Alan Clark Diaries, which contains a candid account of political life under Thatcher and a moving description of the weeks preceding his death, when he continued to write until he could no longer focus on the page.
New York, N.Y. American Heritage Press, 1971. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 127,  pages. Illustrations (some in color). Maps. Chronology. Index. Suggestions for further reading. DJ has a large tear and creasing. This is one of the Library of the 20th Century series. Topics covered include The Delicate Balance, The Armies of the Tsar, Tannenberg, The Defeat of Count Conrad, German Victories in Poland, The Brusilov Offensive, and Kerensky: Revolution and Surrender. Includes many photographs and maps, some of which are in full color. Also includes Chronology of Events; Index of Main People, Places, and Events; and Author's Suggestions for Further Reading. On the wide plains and forests of Eastern Europe the three great Empires--Russia, Germany, and Austria-Hungary--grappled in a series of titanic battles involving millions of men and hundreds of miles of front. The strategy which governed all but its closing months of WWI lay in the East. It was the Germans, with their excellent equipment and intelligent leadership who dominated the battlefield, even when outnumbered. The Russian and Hapsburg armies moved across a truly Napoleonic canvas with huge masses of cavalry, infantry and baggage. Shortly after the outbreak of war the Russian 'steamroller' had lurched into Prussia only to be hurled back amid the marshes of Tannenberg. Later defeats were caused by the Russian revolution itself with the downfall of the Tsar and the mutiny of their soldiers. For three years the fighting swung back and forth and Suicide of the Empires describes in clear terms the campaigns which provoked the downfall of three great empires and left the world changed forever.
Chicago, Il: Time Inc., 1976. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Magazine. 80 pages plus covers. One page of text and one color portrait for each President. Cover has an ink notation and some moisture and scuffing damage and staining at the bottom. Decreasing bottom rippling to Abraham Lincoln section. Some ink underlining noted. Theodore Roosevelt in on the cover of this Bicentennial tribute. The writers were A. T. Baker, Rodney Campbell, Gilbert Cant, Tyler Mathisen, and John Verdon. Champ Clark, bearer of a famous 19th and early 20th Century political name, was a reporter, Kansas Missouri Star, 1947-1951; writer, Time magazine, 1951-1974; senior editor, Time magazine, 1960-1974; Chicago bureau chief, Time magazine, 1969-1972; senior correspondent, 1972-1974; teacher journalism, University of Virginia, Charlottesville.
Los Alamos, NM: Los Alamos National Laboratory, 2006. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. iv, 452 pages. Black and White Illustrations. Formula. Diagrams. References. Single Volume/Chapter 7 ONLY. SIGNED BY ALL FOUR AUTHORS ON PAGE "i". Front corner of cover and of several pages creased at bottom. This Los Alamos report is the result of a three year effort by the authors to compile a contemporary treatment of the chemistry of plutonium for publication as Chapter 7 in the third edition of the five volume set, The Chemistry of the Actinide and Transactinide Elements (CATE). As part of this reports the authors have included an abridged discussion of the metallurgy and physicals of plutonium. References to other chapters within this report refer to the larger work of CATE. Siegfried S. Hecker (born October 2, 1943) is an American metallurgist and nuclear scientist. He served as the Director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory from 1986 till 1997.
Mount Vernon, VA: Mount Vernon Ladies Association, 2002. Revised Edition. Trade paperback. , 61,  pages. Illustrations. Endnotes. Selected Bibliography. This is one of the George Washington Bookshelf series. Ellen McCallister Clark is the Library Director of The Society of the Cincinnati. This is a revised and much-expanded version of the author's essay, "The Life of Martha Washington," which was published as the Introduction to "Worthy Partner", The Papers of Martha Washington, compiled by Joseph E. Fields. Martha Washington (nee Dandridge; June 13 [O.S. June 2] 1731– May 22, 1802) was the wife of George Washington, the first president of the United States. Although the title was not coined until after her death, Martha Washington is considered to be the first First Lady of the United States. During her lifetime she was often referred to as "Lady Washington". Widowed at 25, she had four children with her first husband Daniel Parke Custis. Two of her children by Custis survived to young adulthood. She brought great wealth to her marriage to Washington, which enabled him to buy land and many slaves to add to his personal estate. She also brought nearly 100 dower slaves for her use during her lifetime; they and their descendants reverted to her first husband's estate at her death and were inherited by his heirs. She and Washington did not have children together but they did rear her two children by Daniel Parke Custis, including son John "Jacky" Parke Custis, as well as helping both of their extended families.
New York: Crescent Books, 1975. First Printing [Stated] of this edition. Hardcover. 64 pages. Illustrations (most in color). Diagrams. Technical Specifications. Production Manufacture Breakdown. Minor wear and soiling to cover and some page discolortion. This is the first detailed and first-hand account of the most ambitious civil aircraft project ever undertaken -- the design, development and manufacture jointly by Britain and France of the Concorde supersonic airliners. F> G. Clark, who wrote the text, and Arthur Gibson, who took the great majority of the photographs which illustrate it, form a team uniquely qualified to present the story of the Concorde. Both have been involved with the project since its inception, Mr. Clarke as a member of the staff of British Aircraft Corporation and, before that, Bristol aircraft Ltd., and Mr. Gibson as a consultant designer to BAS and Britain's leading aviation photographer. Both have travelled widely in connection with Concorde's overseas demonstration tours to many different parts of the world. Their book will surely rank as the authoritative 'biography" of one of the most beautiful and exciting aircraft the world has seen.
Indianapolis, IN: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1927. Presumed first edition/first printing thus. Hardcover. xxii, 23-231 p. 2 port. (incl. front. ) maps, facsimiles. 23 cm. Index. Cover has significant wear and soiling, edges worn through cloth in places. Spine label removed (personal library? ) Small holes in cloth at spine. Name of Robert Corsser on front cover. This may have been the copy of Robert Crosser, Member of Congress from Ohio from 1915 to 1919, and again from 1923 to 1955. Quaife was born in Nashua, Iowa. He received his education at Grinnell College, the University of Missouri and the University of Chicago. He was head of the Wisconsin Historical Society and later secretary-editor at the Detroit Public Library's Burton Collection. He was also a lecturer at Wayne State University and the University of Detroit. He served as editor of the Lakeside Classics historical series from 1916 to 1957. The siege of Fort Vincennes (also known as the siege of Fort Sackville or the Battle of Vincennes) was a Revolutionary War frontier battle fought in present-day Vincennes, Indiana won by a militia led by American commander George Rogers Clark over a British garrison led by Lieutenant Governor Henry Hamilton. Roughly half of Clark's militia were Canadien volunteers sympathetic to the American cause. After a daring wintertime march, the small American force was able to force the British to surrender the fort and in a larger frame the Illinois territory. Hamilton had kept a journal from 1778-1779 as Lieutenant Governor at Fort Detroit during the American Revolution; this was published posthumously and addressed his and George Rogers Clark's roles in the war.