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New York: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1941. Reprint edition. Hardcover. 498 pages. Fold-out chart. Appendices. Index. Some foxing on fore-edge. There is a rough spot inside rear board and slight discoloration insides the boards. Bernard Mannes Baruch (August 19, 1870 – June 20, 1965) was an American financier, stock investor, philanthropist, statesman, and political consultant. After his success in business, he devoted his time toward advising U.S. Presidents Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt on economic matters. Baruch became a broker and then a partner in A.A. Housman & Company. With his earnings and commissions, he bought a seat on the New York Stock Exchange for $19,000 ($552,960 in 2016 dollars). There he amassed a fortune before the age of 30 by profiting from speculation in the sugar market; at that time plantations were booming in Hawaii. By 1903 Baruch had his own brokerage firm and gained the reputation of "The Lone Wolf of Wall Street" because of his refusal to join any financial house. By 1910, he had become one of Wall Street's best-known financiers. In 1916, Baruch left Wall Street to advise President Woodrow Wilson on national defense and terms of peace. He served on the Advisory Commission to the Council of National Defense and, in 1918, became the chairman of the new War Industries Board. With his leadership, this body successfully managed the US's economic mobilization during World War I. In 1919, Wilson asked Baruch to serve as a staff member at the Paris Peace Conference.
Washington, DC: The Brookings Institution, 1982. First Edition. First Printing. 190, footnotes, tables, index, usual library markings, residue of DJ having been pasted to the boards, edges blacked Studies in Defense Policy. For much of the nation's history, the participation of blacks in the armed forces was approximately in line with their proportion in the total population. This changed during the 1970s. By 1980 one of every three Army GIs and one of every five marines were black. Many Americans look with approval on the growth of black participation in military service, since it often affords young blacks educational, social, and financial opportunities that constitute a bridge to a better life not otherwise available to them. But for other Americans, the opportunities are outweighed by the disproportionate imposition of the burden of defense on a segment of the population. A socially unrepresentativ e force, it is argued, may lack the cohesion considered vital to combat effectiveness. Others fear that such a force would be unreliable if it were deployed in situations that would test the alliance of its minority members. The authors of this book examine evidence on both sides of the issue.
Berkeley, CA: World Without War Council, 1970. Second Revised Edition. 103, wraps, appendices, bibliography, separate change notice sheet (1971), library stamps & pocket, rough spot on spine & covers library stamp on fore-edge, some wear to cover and spine edges, rear cover somewhat soiled. This book was written primarily to help men who wanted toobtain a conscientious objector classification.
Ann Arbor, MI: The University of Michigan, Graduate School of Business Administration, Bureau of Industrial Relations, 1967. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. , 249,  pages. Some endpaper discoloration noted. Cover has some wear and soiling. Includes Preface, Bibliographical Note and Guide to Footnotes, Glossary of Abbreviations, and Appendixes. Chapters cover Civilians Become Soldiers; Who Should Make the Selection?; Size of the Army; Should Freshmen and Fathers Fight?; The Farmers Stay at Home; From Manpower Surplus to Manpower Shortage, 1940-1942; The Turning Point--1943; The Manpower Pinch--1944; The Last Approach--1945; Soldiers at Work on Farm and in Factory; Work-or-fight: The Use of the Draft as a Manpower Sanction; The Choice Today: Soldier or Civilian? The author was a Professor of Labor and Industrial Relations and Social Science, Michigan State University. This volume focused on a choice made during WWII between whether an individual should be drafted or deferred to work in industry and agriculture. It will look at the criteria used, and will pay attention to the War Department's views, since an understanding of the military's role is essential. The last chapter will discuss what perspectives these experiences during WWII ought to give us. The richest sources of information for this study were the files of the Adjutant General's Records Branch. The files of the Army Service Forces were extremely helpful. Besides the host of primary sources available at the various record centers, there were available monographs prepared either by historical officers or by actual participants, usually written immediately after the war. These studies often explained much that a perusal of memoranda would not have made clear.
Washington, DC: Presumed United States Government Printing Office, 1919. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. C.C.P. 400. Volume I: viii, 713,  pages. Figures (1 fold-out). Tables. Appendices. Index. Boards quite weak and partially restrengthened with glue. Pencil name inside front board, Cover/spine is scuffed and has worn edges. Grayish binding. Volume II: viii, 342,  pages. Figures, including several fold-outs. Tabular information. Index. No board weakness noted. Red binding. This is a mixed set due to different color of binding. In a 1918 journal article, the functions of the Committee on Classification of Personnel in the Army were enumerated as: (1) classifying personnel according to their military qualifications (2) establishing the Trade-Tests division (3) enlisting the occupational needs of units in a division (4) extending the personnel work to staff corps troops (5) establishing the Central Personnel Bureau (6) appointing a committee on education and special training (7) organizing the War Service Exchange (8) rating the officers and candidates for commissions in the Officers Training Camps (10) cooperating with the Provost Marshall General (11) reducing the army paper work (12) enlisting the intelligence ratings of army men and (13) selecting aviators and navy men. The Committee on Classification of Personnel in the Army subsequently became The Classification Division, Adjutant-Generals Department.
New York, NY: 88th Infantry Division Association Inc., 1968. Revised Edition. Wraps. ,358,  pages. Frontis. Illustrations. Maps. Includes a narrative on Santa Maria Infante, 351st Infantry 11-14 May 1944. Cover has sticker residue, and tears and chips. Cover loose and has been reglued. Several pages at end came off the staples--partially disbound. An Official U.S. Army unit history of the "DRAFTEE DIVISION" by John P. Delaney. The 88th Infantry Division was the first all-selective service division in combat and was rated as one of the very best U.S. Army divisions in WWII. Summary: Originally published in 1947 by the Infantry Journal Press as the official unit history for the 88th Infantry Division in World War II. Nickname: Blue Devil Division; sometimes called Clover Leaf Division. Shoulder patch: An infantry blue quatrefoil, formed by two Arabic numeral "8's". In addition to an excellent narrative history, the book features rosters of divisional dead, and lists of decorations awarded.
Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1993. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 24 cm, 406, references, index, spine cracked at p. 238 and reglued, usual library markings More than 60 Army and Marine infantrymen speak of their experience from induction, to the jungles and rice paddies of Vietnam, to their return to "The World." James R. Ebert holds a master’s degree in history and teaches in Wisconsin.
Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1993. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 24 cm. xiv, 406,  pages. Illustrations. Appendix: List of Interview Subjects. Glossary. Notes. Selected Bibliography. Index. DJ has wear, tears chips and soiling. More than 60 Army and Marine infantrymen speak of their experience from induction, to the jungles and rice paddies of Vietnam, to their return to "The World." James R. Ebert holds a master’s degree in history and teaches in Wisconsin.
New York, N.Y. The Review of Reviews Company, 1918. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. , [32 color maps and plates] 352 pages. Ex-Library copy with some of the usual markings. Ink notation on fep (not from author). Some cover wear and soiling. Illustrated frontis. Includes Introduction by George Creel. Includes 50 chapters, as well as 4 illustrations, 17 maps in color, and a two page United States Army Map. Contains chapters on the Mainsprings of the War, The Balkan Powder Magazine; Austria and the Slave; American Army in France; Man in the Air; Our Navy; Our Army; Identification of Fighting Men; The Prisoner of War; Casualties of War; Battles of the Great War; Sea Fights of the Great War; Cost of War; The Selective Draft; Ship Destruction; World Trade; Spies, Traitors and Alien Enemies; Record of Events in the Great War; and Index. Mr. Creel states that this war will not be won until it becomes part and parcel of every individual life, until it dominates every thought and activity. This burning consciousness can be gained only through an exact knowledge of the facts in the case, for it is in the simplicities of the truth that America and the great liberal nations find fullest justification.
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1976. Second printing [stated]. Trade paperback. x, 422 pages. Notes. Index. Some cover wear. Gloria Emerson (May 19, 1929– August 3, 2004) was an author, journalist and war correspondent. She won the 1978 National Book Award in Contemporary Thought for her book about the Vietnam War, Winners and Losers. During her long career, she wrote four books as well as articles for Esquire, Harper's, Vogue, Playboy, Saturday Review and Rolling Stone. In 1970 she convinced the paper to transfer her to Saigon. Among her first reports for The New York Times, Emerson exposed false "body counts" and "unearned commendations" to field-grade officers and the use of hard drugs by American soldiers. She also reported on the suffering of the Vietnamese people. Winners and Losers covers Emerson's time in America and Vietnam before, during, and after the Vietnam War. The book is based on interviews with American and Vietnamese soldiers and civilians. Winners and Losers won the 1978 National Book Award for Contemporary Thought.
New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House Publishers, 1976. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 256 pages. Frontis illustration. Illustrations. DJ is in a plastic sleeve and has wear, tears, and soiling. Includes Preface; The War Before; The Return of Richard Nixon; The Assault Mounts; Stalemate; Election Year; The Peace That Could Have Been; and The End of Honor. Also includes three Appendices: Paris Cease-Fire Agreement; Statement of Members of Congress for Peace Through Law, February 6, 1975; and Letter from Thirty-Seven Congressmen to President Gerald R. Ford, March 7, 1975. Also contains a Bibliography and an Index. Dr. Fanning was a History Professor Emeritus who taught for 30 years at the State University of New York at Farmingdale, Long Island. Dr. Fanning graduated from University of Illinois, received his Master’s from Long Island University, and his Ph.D. from St. John’s University, NY. He enlisted in the Army during WWII at the age of 18 and later served in the Korean War as a staff intelligence officer under General Mark W. Clark in Tokyo, Japan. He and Helen Hoffsommer of Kansas were married in 1952 in Japan. He retired from the Army Reserves as a Major and was a member of the Association. of Former Intelligence Officers. Author of the book Betrayal in Vietnam (1976), Dr. Fanning was a specialist in Vietnamese history and politics for the Future Heritage Foundation, served as an advisor to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was a visiting lecturer at the U.S. Special Warfare Center in Ft. Bragg, NC and a visiting scholar at the Hoover Institute of Stanford University, CA.