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Annapolis, MD: United States Naval Institute, 1972. Presumed first edition/first printing thus. Wraps. , 120,  pages. Illustrations. A major article is on The Astronaut Corps: Above and Beyond by R. P. Wiggen, Jr. which addressed the fact that the U.S. Navy had played a major role in pushing bade earth's frontiers and that a select team of Naval and Marine officers were playing such an important part in the opening up of space. At the time of this publication, more than half of the 73 astronauts had an association with the U.S. Navy or Marine Corps. In addition, this issue has an article by Vice Admiral Stansfield Turner on the United States and a Strategic Crossroads and articles on Indonesia's Archipelago doctrine, Modern Management, Battle-mindedness, the Merchant Marine, and a historical work, "Yankees in China Ports"
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995. First Printing. 351, illus., maps, appendices, notes, bibliography, index, usual library markings, rear flyleaf has been removedDJ in plastic sleeve. This book details the U.S. plans to invade Japan at the end of the Second World War. The authors contend that the Japanese were not planning on surrendering, and were only forced to do so by the American use of atomic weapons.
McLean, VA: Pergamon-Brassey's, 1985. Presumed First Paperback Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. xxiv, 436,  pages. Figures. Tables. Notes. Index. Inscribed by author (Bob) on half-title page to John Steinbruner! John Steinbruner was a Professor of Public Policy at the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland and Director of the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland. A true Renaissance man, Dr. Steinbruner was for decades a valuable and trusted advisor on all the Carnegie Corporation's work in peace and security, sharing his deep knowledge of a wide range of subjects, including arms control and nuclear nonproliferation, international policy, biosecurity, relations with Russia and China, and civil conflict. He was the architect of the post -Cold War concept of cooperative security, who, primarily through his roles in the think tank and academic worlds, provided groundbreaking ideas that shaped policy in substantive ways. As an educator at the University of Maryland he mentored a generation of young international policy experts for the twenty-first century and forged educational linkages between upcoming American and Russian international relations specialists.