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Hardcover. 127,  pages. Illustrations. Tables, Exhibits and figures. Notes. Bibliography. Mostly in English but there are several pages in Arabic at the back. Inscribed and dated by the author on fep. Adnan A. Al-Yafi, former Deputy Director-General and Assistant Professor at the Hajj Research Centre, was born in 1950. He was awarded his Bachelor's degree in 1973 and his Master of Business Administration in 1977 from Saint Edward's University, Austin, Texas. In 1983, he received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Texas. In 1978, he was appointed a Research Assistant at the Hajj Research Centre and in 1984 was appointed Assistant Professor. Dr. AI-Yafi has made many significant contributions in the field of Hajj research particularly in the areas of movement and traffic analysis, land use and pilgrim accommodation, overall statistics and forecasting, socioeconomic profiles of pilgrims and detailed studies of ritual activities such as lapidation and animal sacrifice. Dr. Al-Yafi has represented the Hajj Research Centre in many official and executive committees and has participated in several conferences and seminars which focused on the application of modern technology and logistical management techniques in the analysis of Hajj research.
Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, DC: U. S. Army Center of Military History, 2003. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. iii [printed on one side only], 75 [printed on both sides],  pages. Chronology of Events. Illustrations. Maps. Selected Biographic Sketches of Union and Confederate Leaders. Cover has slight wear and soiling. Sticker residue on back cover. The Center of Military History accurately collects, preserves, interprets, and expresses the Army's history and material culture to more broadly educate and develop our force, the military profession, and the nation. It accomplish this mission through its primary lines of effort, which entail managing the Army's field history program; developing a cohesive Army museum program; providing historical support to Army leadership; creating and administering a historical knowledge management system; and researching, presenting, and preserving the Army's history and heritage. Its work with Army schools ensures that the study of history is an important part of the training of officers and noncommissioned officers. Its support the use of history to foster unit pride and to give soldiers an understanding of the Army's past, with much of this educational work occurring at field historical offices and in Army museums.
Charlotte, NC: Fine Books Publishing Company, LLC, 2000. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 334,  pages. Illustrations (some in color). Illustrated endpapers. Inscribed to Congressman (now Senator) Ben Cardin by Major General Bruce Tuxill (Assistant Adjutant General for Air). Format is approximately 9 inches and 12 inches. Cover is decorated by the outline of the State of Maryland and a Minuteman in gold lettering, as is the title. Gold lettering on spine. This work includes an interview with Major General Tuxill. The Maryland Air National Guard traces its origins to 29 June 1921. On that date the 104th Observation Squadron was federally recognized in Baltimore. It became the first post-World War I National Guard unit to be equipped with its own aircraft, 13 Curtiss JN-4 Jennies, which it flew until 1923. The unit was based at Logan Field in Baltimore. The 104th was initially assigned as division aviation for the 29th Infantry Division. Their annual summer training encampments were at Langley Field, Virginia (until 1931) and Detrick Field, Maryland (1931–41). (Detrick Field, now Fort Detrick, was named for the squadron's flight surgeon, Captain Frederick Detrick.) In addition to Jennies, the 104th flew a variety of other aircraft during the interwar period. Shortly before the U.S. entry into World War II, the unit was transferred to the 59th Observation Group (now the 59th Medical Wing) as part of a larger reorganization of the U.S. Army Air Forces.
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1968. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xix, , 355,  pages. Footnotes. Tables, Glossary of Abbreviations. Bibliography. Index. Includes Three parts with a total of seven sections. The Parts are World War I, The Interwar Years, and The Test of World War II. The sections are: The Heritage of War; The Aftermath of War; The Evolution of Policy, 1922-1929; Restraints at the Outbreak of War; Confirmation of Restraints 1939-1942; The Crucial Test--Mid-1945; and Summary and Conclusions. DJ is price clipped, worn, torn, soiled and chipped and is taped to the boards. In Chemical Warfare, Frederic J. Brown, presents a cogent, innovative framework for understanding the historical forces that have restrained the use of WMD and how they continue to have relevance today. Analyzing both world wars, he argues that the restraints on use were complex and often unpredictable and ranged from the political to the technological. The author offers a detailed examination of American chemical warfare policy as it was shaped by industry and public sentiment, as well as national and military leaders. The organization of the book into three parts reflects the importance of battlefield experiences during the First World War and of international political restraints as they evolved during the interwar years and culminated in "no first use" policies by major powers in World War II. Written at the height of controversy about the U.S. use of chemicals in Vietnam, Chemical Warfare offers a valuable historical perspective, as relevant now in its analysis of chemical and also nuclear policy as it was when first published.
Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1986. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xiii, , 417,  pages. Abbreviations. Author Index. Subject Index. Stamp on top edge. Pencil erasure residue on fep. Cover has slight wear and soiling. Born in 1916, Paolo Enrico Coletta graduated from the University of Missouri in 1938 with a B.S. in Education, and undertook graduate studies at the same institution. He completed his Masters degree in 1939, and his Ph.D. in 1942. After serving in the United States Navy during World War II, he taught at the United States Naval Academy as a Professor in the Department of English, History, and Government.
New York: McGraw Hill, 1980. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. 25 cm. xviii, 645,  pages. Wraps. Maps. Illustrations (Tables and Figures). Footnotes. Annexes (Statistical Summaries, Force Characteristics, Glossary, abbreviations, Acronyms, Weapon System Nicknames). Index. Some wear and soiling to covers. Minor page warping. Pencil erasure on title page. Significant portions of this book were derived from a study produced by the Congressional Research Service and were not covered by copyright. From the Foreword signed by Congressman Bill Chappell and Congressman Jack Kemp: "For several years, John Collins, working as an analyst of national security and defense issues for the Congressional Research Service, has built a respected reputation among those familiar with issues of defense and national security. Based largely on the high regard in which Mr. Collins is held professionally, two years ago we jointly requested that he undertake a comprehensive treatment of the military and strategic balance between our nation's forces and those of the Soviet Union. The final product of John Collin's work, as published between these covers, is a balance sheet. The book is a milestone, as well as the first truly comprehensive look at the subject, in which the author not only examines all facets of the situation but attempts to relate those elements to one another."
Oak Ridge, TN: Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC, 2016. Presumed First Edition, First printing of this revision. Staplebound. Various paginations (approximately 30 pages). Staplebound in upper left corner. Tables. Figures. Format by 8.5 inches by 11 inches. Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC operates the Pantex Plant and Y-12 National Security Complex in support of the National Nuclear Security Administration. CNS comprises member companies Bechtel National, Inc.; Leidos; Orbital ATK, Inc.; and SOC LLC, with Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. as a teaming subcontractor. To achieve these goals, CNS is dedicating a senior team of managers from its member companies who bring extensive experience to meet the challenges and opportunities of leading two world-class facilities with one vision.