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Philadelphia, PA: Current History, Inc., 1988. quarto, 97, wraps, map, footnotes, rear cover quite creased & small tears, creases and tears p. 95 This issue focuses on the Middle East. Topics covered include U.S. policy in the Middle East, Soviet policy in the Middle East, the Islamic resurgence, the Iran-Iraq War and the Persian Gulf Crisis, Israel at forty, the politics of transition in Turkey, the Palestinians, and Syria and Lebanon.
Kannoubine League, 2008. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. , 121 pages. Illustrations mostly in color. Inscribed on title page by the Patriarch of Antioch and all the East! Item is in English and Arabic. Pagination starts at the 'back' page. Title page (3) is in Arabic. The signature is believed to be that of Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir (Al-K rd n l M r Nasrallah Butrus ufayr; Latin: Victor Petrus Sfeir; born 15 May 1920 in Rayfoun, Lebanon) is the patriarch emeritus of Lebanon's largest Christian body, the Maronite Church, an Eastern Catholic Church in communion with the Holy See. He is also a Cardinal. He was elected Patriarch of Antioch for the Maronites on 27 April 1986, and his resignation was accepted on 26 February 2011. He is the third Maronite Cardinal and he was the 76th Patriarch of the Maronite Church with the official title of "His Beatitude and Eminence the seventy-sixth Patriarch of Antioch and the Whole Levant"
New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1992. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 382,  pages. Maps. Tables. Notes. Index. DJ has some wear, soiling, and tears. Some edge soiling. George Wildman Ball (December 21, 1909 – May 26, 1994) was an American diplomat and banker. During 1944 and 1945, he was director of the Strategic Bombing Survey in London. He served in the management of the State Department from 1961 to 1966 and is remembered most as the only major dissenter against the escalation of the Vietnam War. He refused to publicize his doubts, which were based on calculations that South Vietnam was doomed. He also helped determine American policy regarding trade expansion, Congo, the Multilateral Force, de Gaulle's France, Israel and the Middle East, and the Iranian revolution. Ball also served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations from June 26 to September 25, 1968. During August 1968 at the UN Security Council, he endorsed the Czechoslovaks' struggle against the Soviet invasion and their right to live without dictatorship.
New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1984. First Edition. First Printing. Hardcover. 287,  pages, profusely illus., some wear to DJ edges. Some edge soiling. Inscribed by the author. Herbert Lawrence Block, commonly known as Herblock (October 13, 1909 – October 7, 2001), was an American editorial cartoonist and author best known for his commentaries on national domestic and foreign policy. During the course of a career stretching into nine decades, he won three Pulitzer Prizes for editorial cartooning (1942, 1954, 1979), shared a fourth Pulitzer Prize in 1973 for Public Service on Watergate, the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1994), the National Cartoonist Society Editorial Cartoon Award in 1957 and 1960, the Reuben Award in 1956, the Gold Key Award (the National Cartoonists Society Hall of Fame) in 1979, and numerous other honors. He began taking classes at the Art Institute of Chicago when he was eleven, and adopted the "Herblock" signature in high school. He won his first Pulitzer Prize in 1942, then spent two years in the Army doing cartoons and press releases. Upon discharge Block became chief editorial cartoonist for The Washington Post, where he worked until his death 55 years later. Block's cartoons were syndicated to newspapers around the world by Creators Syndicate from 1987 until his death in 2001.
Washington, DC: Brassey's (US), Inc., 1991. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xiv, 257,  pages. Endpaper maps. Notes. Index. DJ has slight wear and soiling. DJ rear flap creased. DJ spine sunned. Foreword by Pierre Salinger. John Kent Cooley (November 25, 1927 – August 6, 2008) was an American journalist and author who specialized in islamist groups and the Middle East. He worked as a radio and off-air television correspondent for ABC News. Cooley was one of only a handful of Western journalists widely regarded and trusted in the Middle East as an expert on the area's history and politics. He interviewed several of the region's heads of state and was personally acquainted with the senior leadership of the PLO. His many awards include the coveted George Polk Award for distinguished career achievement in international reporting. He was a key part of the ABC News Prime Time Live team that won an Emmy in 1990 for its investigation into the December 21, 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.