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New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1983. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 384 pages. Footnotes. Index. DJ is in a plastic sleeve and has slight wear to edges. Samuel Cummings, (7 February 1927 – 29 April 1998) was an American small arms dealer. He was the brother-in-law of Senator John Tower. He founded the International Armament Corporation (also known as Interarms or Interarmco) in 1953, a company which came to dominate the free world market in private arms sales. Cummings became a US Army weapons specialist after World War II. He attended George Washington University, where he was recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency as a weapons expert. Cummings then bought large quantities of surplus World War II weapons. He was also called upon to identify captured weapons. In 1953 Cummings set up Interarmco to capitalize on the vast stores of postwar arms and ammunition. He used his contacts and expertise to acquire surplus weapons in large quantities to sell to various private and government buyers throughout the world. In the 1950s and 1960s, Interarmco catered both to souvenir-hungry GIs and sportsmen. Cummings became an export sales agent for various small arms manufacturers. Interarmco was an original exclusive agent for ArmaLite,
New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, 1917. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Hardcover. Pocket-sized (4.75 inches by 6.25 inches), 142,  Pages. Illustrations. Maps. Figures. Corners of some pages bumped. Cover has slight wear and soiling. The authors were Inspector Instructors in the U. S. Army Field Artillery. One of the authors rose to the rank of Major General in the United States Army. Dawson was Chief Signal Officer during the major portion of World War II, and presided over a momentous buildup of the Signal Corps. With a budget that grew from nine million in 1941, to more than five billion in 1943, Olmstead turned to both the Signal Corps laboratories and the private sector to meet the demands of total war. With the assistance of an advisory council of reserve officers and a civilian advisory board comprised of key figures in the communications industry, Olmstead brought the Signal Corps to wartime footing. Accomplishments included activating hundreds of Signal units and training thousands of officers and enlisted personnel in a reorganized Signal School. Olmstead's illustrious career blossomed in the 1920s and flourished during the depression years of the 1930s. However, it was during World War II that Olmstead's talent and vision won him the Distinguished Service Medal. His colleague may have been the John Hammond who also rose to the rank of General and became the owner of the New York Rangers.