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Los Alamos, NM: Los Alamos National Laboratory, 2006. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. 225,  pages. Timeline. Illustrations (some in color). Format is approximately 12 inches by 9.5 inches. Gift inscription from Laboratory scientist on title page. Foreword by Robert C. Dynes. Introduction by Robert W. Kuckuck. Los Alamos National Laboratory (Los Alamos or LANL for short) is a United States Department of Energy national laboratory initially organized during World War II for the design of nuclear weapons as part of the Manhattan Project. Los Alamos was selected as the location for bomb design and officially commissioned in 1943. At the time it was known as Project Y, one of a series of laboratories located across the United States given letter names to maintain their secrecy. Los Alamos was the center for design and overall coordination, while the other labs concentrated on the production of uranium and plutonium bomb fuels. Los Alamos was the heart of the project, bringing together some of the world's most famous scientists, among them numerous Nobel Prize winners.
Sandia National Laboratories, 1999. Wraps. 37,  pages, plus seven partial sheet bound inserts. Format is 11 inches by 8.5 inches. Illustrations (many in color). The Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), managed and operated by the National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia (a wholly owned subsidiary of Honeywell International), is one of two major United States Department of Energy research and development national laboratories. In December 2016, it was announced that National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, under the direction of Honeywell International, will take over the management of Sandia National Laboratories starting on May 1, 2017. Their primary mission is to develop, engineer, and test the non-nuclear components of nuclear weapons. The primary campus is located on Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico and the other is in Livermore, California, next to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Sandia is a National Nuclear Security Administration laboratory.
Kwajalein: 509th Composite Group [presumed], 1946. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Disbound sheets, printed on one side only. 24 sheets, mimeograph, some with dates in ink in upper right corner. Some type overstrikes noted. This appears to be a working document with some pages updated with an adjusted page number. All pages marked SECRET with no declassification markings. Numbering starts with D-1. D-1, Operations Plan 14 Feb 1946; Operations Plan D-1b, 3-2-46; D-2 Safety Precautions 14 Feb 1946 [prescribed by representatives of the Manhattan Project]; D-2a, Safety, 2-18-46, D-2a-1 Operations Plan (Continued) 2-18-46; Operations Plan (Continued) D-2a-2 2-18-46; Operations Plan (Continued) D-3 14 Feb 1946; Operations Plan (Continued) D-3a 2-18 46; Operations Plan (Continued) D-4 14 Feb. 1946; Operations Plan (Continued) D-4a 2-18-46; Operations Plan (Continued) D-5 14 Feb. 46; Operations Plan (Continued) D-5a 2-18-46; Operations Plan (Continued) D-6 14 Feb. 46; Operations Plan (Continued) D-6a 2-18-46; Operations Plan (Continued) D-6b [undated]; Operations Plan (Continued) D-7 14 Feb. 1946; Operations Plan (Continued) D-7a 2-18-46; Operations Plan (Continued) D-7b [undated]; Operations Plan (Continued) D-8 14 Feb. 1946; Operations Plan (Continued) D-8b [undated]; Operations Plan (Continued) D-9 14 Feb. 1946; Operations Plan (Continued) D-9b [undated]; Operations Plan (Continued) D-10 14 Feb. 1946; and a sheet entitle Tactical Doctrine Distribution listing 23 copies and where/to whom sent. Some ink notations on this sheet.
Kwajalein, Marshall Islands: 509th Composite Group, Headquarters, Office of the Deputy for Operations, 1946. Presumed first Edition, First printing thus. Stapled at upper left corner. 2 sheets, approximately 8 inches by 10.5 inches, printed on one side only. Stapled at the top left corner. This is an incredibly rare and significant item of Atomic Weapons Testing ephemera, connected with both the 509th Composite Group and Operations Crossroads. This document is dated 25 Jun 46 and appears to be part of the planning for Operation Crossroads. It appears to be a mimeographed copy. The first page is text and the second has two circular diagrams. Example 2 RDS 190 degrees T through 310 degrees T. Example 2 RDS [unclear] through 280 degrees T. Example 2 NOTE King Flight Rendezvous at 26000 and Execute Plan Baker Immediately. Pare one has a NOTE at the bottom that says "In original SOP dated 22 Jun 46 paragraph two line three, cross out the word FOX and substitute the word DOG. 1. This appendix sets down the method of determining where Jig and King flights rendezvous. The change from the original fixed rendezvous point system is necessary because any predetermined fixed point may possibly be with the RDS and so be unsuitable for rendezvous. 2. B-29's Antique 1 and 3 will proceed to original rendezvous points and hold there until Mike plus six at which time they will proceed to the new rendezvous points....Jig flight will always rendezvous north of an East Weat [sp? West] line through the target and King flight south of the same line....3. The legs of the first elliptical pattern which Jig and King fights take up will be parallel to the apparent movement of the highest portion of the cloud.
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 248 pages. Glossary of Atomic Terms. Illustrations. Notes. References. Index. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Amir Dan Aczel (November 6, 1950 – November 26, 2015) was an Israeli-born American lecturer in mathematics and the history of mathematics and science, and an author of popular books on mathematics and science. Amir D. Aczel was born in Haifa, Israel. When Aczel was 21 he studied at the University of California, Berkeley. He graduated with a BA in mathematics in 1975, and received a Master of Science in 1976. Several years later Aczel earned a Ph.D. in statistics from the University of Oregon. Aczel taught mathematics at universities in California, Alaska, Massachusetts, Italy, and Greece. He accepted a professorship at Bentley College in Massachusetts, where he taught classes on the history of science and the history of mathematics. While teaching at Bentley, Aczel wrote several books on mathematics and science. His book, Fermat's Last Theorem, was a United States bestseller and was nominated for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Aczel appeared on CNN, CNBC, The History Channel, and Nightline. Aczel was a 2004 Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and Visiting Scholar in the History of Science at Harvard University (2007). In 2003 he became a research fellow at the Boston University Center for Philosophy and History of Science, and in Fall 2011 was teaching mathematics courses at University of Massachusetts Boston. He died in 2015.
New York: International Publishers, 1952. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 288 pages. Reference notes. Index. DJ has wear, soiling, and notations on DJ flap. Edges soiled. Some endpaper discoloration. Name in ink on fep. James S. "Jim" Allen, born Sol Auerbach (1906–1986), was an American Marxist historian, journalist, editor, activist, and functionary of the Communist Party USA. Allen is best remembered as the author and editor of over two dozen books and pamphlets and as one of the party's leading experts on African-American history. Allen is credited with helping to save from execution the young black men charged in the Scottsboro case by his prompt and relentless publicity of the case, which helped make their trial a cause célèbre. From 1951, Allen was working for International Publishers (IP).
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.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1995. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. xiv, 847,  pages. Footnotes. Appendix. Notes. Selected Bibliography. Index. Inscribed by author on fep. The author was assisted by Sanho Tree, Edward Rouse Winstead, Kathryn C. Morris, David J. Williams, Leo C. Maley III, Thad Williamson, and Miranda Grieder. Gar Alperovitz (born May 5, 1936) is an American political economist and historian. He was the Lionel R. Bauman Professor of Political Economy at the University of Maryland, College Park Department of Government and Politics from 1999 to 2015. Alperovitz was a Fellow of King's College, Cambridge; a founding Fellow of the Harvard Institute of Politics; a Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies; and a Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution. He also served as a Legislative Director in the US House of Representatives and the US Senate and as a Special Assistant in the US Department of State. Alperovitz is a member of the board of directors for the New Economics Institute and a founding principal of the Democracy Collaborative.
New Your: Ambassade de France, Service de Presse et D'Information [Embassy of France, Press and Information Service], 1960. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Staplebound. 4 and 34,  pages. Illustrations. Some page discoloration. Some ink notations (marks to cover page, names and affiliations and comments on page 34. This is a four page press release announcing the first French atomic explosive test. Attached is an English Translation of the French "White Paper" (Advance Edition). This is a 38 page document of which 34 pages are numbered and the front and back sheets are not. The last sheet has a chart of the Organization of Research and Development, Manufacture and testing of Nuclear Weapons. Page 34 is a list of the French Defense Ministers from June 1953 to June 1958 to which in ink additions have been made bringing the list up to circa 1960. The Press Release addresses: Why?, How?, Where? The White Paper has a Summary, Preamble, Historical Survey, The Role and Action of the CEA, The Role and Action of the Ministre des Armees, and Cost.