Ithaca, NY: Great Seal Books/Cornell University Press, 1956. First Thus. Wraps. 193 pages, wraps, footnotes, some discoloration to covers, small creases to lower corners of covers. Contains three essays: A Chapter of Erie (by C. F. Adams, Jr.), The New York Gold Conspiracy (by Henry Adams), and An Erie Raid (by C. F. Adams, Jr.).
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Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, The University Museum, 1961. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. , 225,  pages. Diagrams. Photographs. References. Figure 66 is a downward fold-out. Front cover is almost disbound, torn, chipped and partially separated from the spine. This is one of the Museum Monographs. Tikal is the ruin of an ancient city, which was likely to have been called Yax Mutal, found in a rainforest in Guatemala. It is one of the largest archaeological sites and urban centers of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization. It is located in the archaeological region of the Petén Basin in what is now northern Guatemala. Situated in the department of El Petén, the site is part of Guatemala's Tikal National Park and in 1979 it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tikal was the capital of a conquest state that became one of the most powerful kingdoms of the ancient Maya. Though monumental architecture at the site dates back as far as the 4th century BCE, Tikal reached its apogee during the Classic Period, c. 200 to 900 CE. During this time, the city dominated much of the Maya region politically, economically, and militarily, while interacting with areas throughout Mesoamerica such as the great metropolis of Teotihuacan in the distant Valley of Mexico. There is evidence that Tikal was conquered by Teotihuacan in the 4th century CE. Following the end of the Late Classic Period, no new major monuments were built at Tikal and there is evidence that elite palaces were burned. These events were coupled with a gradual population decline, culminating with the site's abandonment by the end of the 10th century. Tikal is the best understood of any of the large lowland Maya cities, with a long dynastic ruler list, the discovery of the tombs of many of the rulers on this list and the investigation of their monuments, temples and palaces.
Aurora, IL: Caroline House Publishers, Inc., 1981. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 128 pages. Frontis illustration. Illustrations. DJ has wear, soiling, tears and chips. Bill Adler, who pursued his goal of conceptualizing, writing, editing, compiling and marketing hundreds of books — prompting one magazine to anoint him “the most fevered mind” in publishing. Mr. Adler achieved early success by collecting and publishing letters children had written to President John F. Kennedy. He followed up with children’s letters to Smokey Bear, Santa Claus, Vice President Spiro T. Agnew and President Obama, among many others. He helped popularize novels written by political, entertainment and sports celebrities, supplying ghostwriters and even plots. He signed up beauty queens to write diet and exercise books. As an agent, his clients included Ronald and Nancy Reagan, Howard Cosell, Mike Wallace and Ralph Nader. Mr. Adler was best known for his own titles. In 1969, he compiled “The Wit & Humor of Richard Nixon” and in 1981, "The Reagan Wit."
Washington, DC: Panel to Assess Reliability, 2002. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. quarto, 30 pages, wraps, footnotes, figures, appendix. Subtitled: FY2001 Report to Congress of the Panel to Assess the Reliability, Safety, and Security of the United States Nuclear Stockpile. This report focussed on a narrow question: is there a technical issue that necessitates a return to nuclear testing? In order to meet the growing technical challenges of stockpile stewardship, the Panel recommended that Presidential guidance be revised to require a balanced and complete assessment of the stockpile, the nuclear weapons complex that supports it, and the alternative options available for sustaining confidence.
Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1996. Second Printing [stated]. Trade paperback. viii, , 295,  pages. Footnotes. Map. Tables. Figures. This is Center for Science and International Affairs (CSIA) Studies in International Security No. 12. Organizational stamp and ink notation at bottom of title page. The fate of the nuclear arsenal left behind by the Soviet Union has been a central research focus at the CSIA since 1991. As the Soviet Union began to slide toward dissolution at the waning months of 1991, CSIA undertook a comprehensive analysis of the nuclear challenges that would attend the collapse of the Soviet state. The present volume addresses the largest remaining challenge associated with the Soviet nuclear legacy: the security of the nuclear weapons and nuclear materials now largely consolidated within Russia.
New York: Donald I. Fine, Inc., 1989. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. ix, , 308,  pages. Illustrations. DJ is price clipped. Everett Alvarez Jr. (born December 23, 1937) is a former United States Navy officer who endured one of the longest periods as a prisoner of war (POW) in U. S. military history. Alvarez was the first U. S. pilot to be shot down and detained during the Vietnam War and spent over eight years in captivity, making him the second longest-held U. S. POW, after U. S. Army Colonel Floyd James Thompson. On August 5, 1964, during Operation Pierce Arrow, LTJG. Alvarez's Douglas A-4 Skyhawk was shot down in the immediate aftermath of what is known as the Gulf of Tonkin incident. Alvarez endured eight years and seven months of brutal captivity by the North Vietnamese at the H a Lò Prison (sarcastically known as the "Hanoi Hilton" by fellow POWs), in which he was repeatedly beaten and tortured. Alvarez was especially esteemed by his fellow prisoners because he was for almost a year the only aviator prisoner of war. Alvarez retired from the U. S. Navy with the rank of commander in 1980. He later earned a Master's Degree in Operations and Research Analysis and a Juris Doctor degree. In April 1981, he was appointed by President Reagan to the post of Deputy Director of the Peace Corps. In July 1982, President Reagan nominated and the U. S. Senate confirmed him as Deputy Administrator of the Veterans Administration (VA). After six years with the VA he was appointed by President Reagan in 1988 to the Board of Regents of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, Maryland.
New York: Donald I. Fine, Inc., 1991. First Printing. Hardcover. 235,  pages. Illustrations. Index, DJ has slight wear and soiling. Inscribed and dated on fep by the author. Everett Alvarez Jr. (born December 23, 1937) is a former United States Navy officer who endured one of the longest periods as a prisoner of war (POW) in U.S. military history. Alvarez was the first U.S. pilot to be downed and detained during the Vietnam War and spent over eight years in captivity, making him the second longest-held U.S. POW, after U.S. Army Colonel Floyd James Thompson. He was released on February 12, 1973 as part of the first group of American POWs repatriated under Operation Homecoming, after spending 3,113 days in captivity. Alvarez attended the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, where he received a master's degree in Operations Research and Systems Analysis in October 1976. H retired from the Navy on June 30, 1980. Alvarez has co-authored two books, writing of his prisoner of war experiences in Chained Eagle and Code Of Conduct.
Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Scientific and Technical Information Branch, 1981. Second Edition [stated]. Presumed first printing thus. Trade paperback. ix, , 106,  pages. Wraps. Illustrations. Map. Bibliography. Index. NASA maintains an internal history program for two principal reasons: (1) Sponsorship of research in NASA-related history is one way in which NASA responds to the provision of the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 that requires NASA to "provide for the widest practicable and appropriate dissemination of information concerning its activities and the results thereof." (2) Thoughtful study of NASA history can help agency managers accomplish the missions assigned to the agency. Understanding NASA's past aids in understanding its present situation and illuminates possible future directions.