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Arlington, VA: SeaBridge, circa 2004. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Brochure. Format is approximately 9 inches by 11.75 inches Stiff card cover with a pocket inside the front cover and 16 page insert (approximately 8.5 inches by 11 inches) stapled at center. Color illustrations. Maps. Cover has some wear and soiling. Five inserts on left side: National Defense and SeaBridge, The Trucking Industry and SeaBridge, America's Legislators and SeaBridge, Key Benefits of SeaBridge, and The Environment and SeaBridge. Each insert is a single sheet, printed on one side only, with color illustrations. Format of the insert is approximately 8.5 inches by 11 inches.
Chicago: A Century of Progress, 1933. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. 194 pages. Illustrations (a few in color). Format is approximately 5.75 inches by 9 25 inches. Folding map. Cover has some wear, soiling, tears and chips. Corners of some pages creased. A Century of Progress International Exposition was a World's Fair registered under the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), which was held in Chicago, as The Chicago World's Fair, from 1933 to 1934 to celebrate the city's centennial. The theme of the fair was technological innovation. The fair's motto was "Science Finds, Industry Applies, Man Adapts". Its architectural symbol was the Sky Ride, a transporter bridge perpendicular to the shore on which one could ride from one side of the fair to the other. One description of the fair noted that the world, "then still mired in the malaise of the Great Depression, could glimpse a happier not-too-distant future, all driven by innovation in science and technology." Visitors saw the latest wonders in rail travel, automobiles, architecture and robots.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000. Fourth Printing. Hardcover. 431,  pages. Endpaper map. Maps. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Ex-library condition (usual library markings). DJ is a plastic sleeve, taped around boards. Stephen Edward Ambrose (January 10, 1936 – October 13, 2002) was an American historian and biographer of U.S. Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon. He was a longtime professor of history at the University of New Orleans and the author of many bestselling volumes of American history. In a review of To America: Personal Reflections of an Historian for the New York Times, William Everdell credited the historian with reaching "an important lay audience without endorsing its every prejudice or sacrificing the profession's standards of scholarship." Ambrose was a history professor from 1960 until his retirement in 1995. From 1971 onward, he was on the faculty of the University of New Orleans, where he was named the Boyd Professor of History in 1989, an honor given only to faculty who attain "national or international distinction for outstanding teaching, research, or other creative achievement". Early in his career, Ambrose was mentored by World War II historian Forrest Pogue.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 431,  pages. Maps. Endpaper maps. Notes. Bibliography. Index, DJ has slight wear and soiling. Signed by the author. Nothing Like It In the World is a narrative history of the planning and construction of the Pacific Railroad during the 1860s which connected the San Francisco Bay and Council Bluffs, Iowa by rail. When published in the late summer of 2000, Nothing Like It in the World was, like many of Ambrose's previous books, an immediate commercial success and quickly reached the "Number 1" position on the New York Times Best Seller List (Non-Fiction) on September 17, 2000. Although Ambrose was a retired University history professor, the book was written as a non-academic "popular history" aimed at a large general interest audience.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000. Third Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 431,  pages. Endpaper map. Maps. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Stephen Edward Ambrose (January 10, 1936 – October 13, 2002) was an American historian and biographer of U.S. Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon. He was a longtime professor of history at the University of New Orleans and the author of many best-selling volumes of American history. In a review of To America: Personal Reflections of an Historian for the New York Times, William Everdell credited the historian with reaching "an important lay audience without endorsing its every prejudice or sacrificing the profession's standards of scholarship." Ambrose was a history professor from 1960 until his retirement in 1995. From 1971 onward, he was on the faculty of the University of New Orleans, where he was named the Boyd Professor of History in 1989, an honor given only to faculty who attain "national or international distinction for outstanding teaching, research, or other creative achievement". Early in his career, Ambrose was mentored by World War II historian Forrest Pogue.
New York: The Viking Press [A Studio Book], 1974. Revised Edition [stated]. Presumed first printing thus. Hardcover. Format is approximately 8.5 inches by 11.25 inches. 336 pages. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrations (some in color). Foreword to the Revised Edition. Foreword [to the original edition] Appendix. Notes on Illustrations. Bibliography. Index. DJ has some wear and soiling. This is a large, heavy book and if sent outside of the United States would require additional postage. Edmund Norwood Bacon (May 2, 1910 – October 14, 2005) was an American urban planner, architect, educator, and author. During his tenure as the executive director of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission from 1949 to 1970, his visions shaped today's Philadelphia, the city in which he was born, to the extent that he is sometimes described as "The Father of Modern Philadelphia". Among other works, he authored the seminal urban planning book Design of Cities. It was during his tenure at the City Planning Commission that Bacon and his staff conceived and implemented numerous large- and small-scale design ideas that shaped today's Philadelphia. These design concepts became Penn Center, Market East, Penn's Landing, Society Hill, Independence Mall, and the Far Northeast. After Bacon's retirement from the Planning Commission, he served as vice president for Mondev U.S.A., was a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and at the University of Pennsylvania, and narrated "Understanding Cities", an award-winning series of documentary films describing the history and development of Rome under Pope Sixtus V, Paris under Georges-Eugène Haussmann, and Regency London under John Nash.
Baltimore: The Baltimore Sun, 1987. 150th Anniversary Issue. Wraps. 196 pages, plus covers. Front cover folds out. Illustrations (some in color). Cover has some wear and soiling. Among the topics covered include: Politics, Civil Rights, Agriculture, Sports, Education, Communications, Transportation, and Entertainment. Among the contributors are: John Barth, Ernest Furgurson, John Dorsey, Scott Shane, Sam Fulwood, Alice Steinbach, Tom Horton, Susan Reimer, Mike Bowler, Patrick McGuire, Luther Young, Fred Rasmussen, and Reg Murphy.
New York, N.Y. Bonanza Books, 1945. First Bonanza Books edition. Hardcover. xiii, , 223,  pages. DJ has wear, soiling, tears and chips. Includes Introduction, as well as chapters on Some Little Railroads; Power for the Grade; Portrait Gallery; The Pennsy and the Pacific; Colorado Chronicle; Crummies; and Whistle Code. Profusely illustrated with 318 black and white illustrations of trains. This book is a work in which pictures and text fuse together into a unified whole, each one clarifying and adding dimension and depth to the other. In putting this volume together, the author has been concerned with two objects--to recapitulate and bring up to date some aspects of railroading, and to venture into other entirely new fields. Thus there are passages dealing with such varied matters as the motive power of the Santa Fe, the Pennsylvania's famous K-4s Class locomotives, cabooses yesterday and today, the steam locomotives of the great traditions, and--a genuine collector's item, this--the full story of Colorado railroading from the time when the golden spike was stolen as the first rails were laid into Denver, right up to the present day.
New York. W. W. Norton & Company, 2000. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. The format is approximately 8,375 inches by 10.75 inches. vii, , 230 pages. Appendix. Bibliography. Index. DJ has some dings at the front. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrations (some in color). The architect John Belle was a founding partner of Beyer Blinder Belle, an architectural firm which has spearheaded some of New York City and Washington, D.C.’s largest restoration and conservation projects. Belle received a diploma from Portsmouth School of Architecture and obtained his AA Diploma from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in 1955. Belle moved to the United States in 1959, and worked with the modernist architects Josep Lluís Sert and Victor Gruen. In 1968, Belle struck out on his own, along with founding partners John Beyer and Richard L. Blinder, to form the architectural firm Beyer Blinder Belle. The founders embraced a historically sensitive, preservation-oriented approach. Throughout the course of his endeavors, Belle worked on some of the most famous preservation projects in New York City, including the historically sensitive renovations of Ellis Island and the Grand Central Terminal. Belle authored a book about his work on Grand Central Terminal, titled Grand Central: Gateway to a Million Lives. Maxinne Leighton is a graduate of SUNY Binghamton and a certificate program from Oxford University/Yale University, Maxinne has a Masters Degree from the Gallatin School of Individualized Studies at New York University. Grand Central is an historical and contemporary book that combines social and cultural history within the architecture of public space.
Baltimore, MD: Baltimore Dan! 1979. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 303,  pages. Appendices. DJ has wear, soiling, tears, chips, and creases. Some edge soiling and wear noted. The author was a recognized authority in the field of original manufacturers' publications and has written exclusively about that end of the antique and special interest car collecting community. He was a long-time member of the Pontiac Oakland Club International and the Society of Automotive Historians. The author had amassed one of the largest collections of Pontiac memorabilia, especially sales literature from across the world relating to Pontiacs. This collected included many one-of=a kind items without which a truly comprehensive Pontiac book would not have been possible.
Black Earth, WI: Trail Books, 2001. First Printing [Stated]. Trade paperback. viii, 128,  pages. Illustrations. Some Railroading Terms. Inscribed by the author on the title page. Inscription reads: Kerry: Best wishes! (Thought you might like the tale on page 42) warm regards Dennis Boyer. All aboard for a glimpse of life on the rails! Weaving together tales of railroading days gone by, this collection of personal reminiscences will delight any fail fan or traveler. Featured are stories of conductors, porters, carmen and tower operators from around the Midwest. Dennis Boyer is a folklorist and storyteller who wrote Great Wisconsin Taverns for Trails Books, in addition to three collections of Wisconsin-related folklore: Driftless Spirits, Giants in the Land, and Northern Frights. Boyer is a member of several railroad historical societies, has written extensively for local historical society publications, and is active in historical preservation groups. He also participates in historical reenactments, most notably as a railroad character he refers to simply as "the old carman." Some of the stories relate to The Great Northern Railway which was an American Class I railroad. Running from Saint Paul, Minnesota, to Seattle, Washington, it was the creation of 19th-century railroad entrepreneur James J. Hill and was developed from the Saint Paul & Pacific Railroad. The Great Northern's route was the northernmost transcontinental railroad route in the U.S.