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Cologne, Germany: Taschen, 2003. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. Format is approximately 9.75 inches by approximately 14.75 inches. Text is in English, French and German. 319,  pages. Illustrated front and back cover. Front and back cover have flaps. Front cover has an impressive illustration of Chairman Mao Zedong. Profusely illustrated with many full page multi-color poster representations. The Communist Superhero--Mao's starring role in Chinese propaganda art. Over 300 posters produced during the rule of Chairman Mao to promote Communist values and to portray the bright future of the People's Republic of China. With essays examining the history of Chinese propaganda and the experience of living in Mao's China. Among the items in the Table of Contents are: The Communist Party, Class Struggle, Imperialism, People's War, People's Army, Political Work, Democracy, Patriotism, Internationalism, Heroism, Self-Reliance, Unity, Discipline, Cadres, and Women. Stefan R. Landsberger was trained as a sinologist at Leiden University. He started to collect Chinese propaganda posters in the 1970s. His collection has grown into one of the largest private collections in the world. Having had access to these posters for such a long time, he has come to consider them as rich primary sources for research on contemporary Chinese developments. Landsberger used them as the basis for his Ph.D. research, which focussed on materials published in the 1980s. This has led to numerous publications. Landsberger is Emeritus Olfert Dapper Professor of Contemporary Chinese Culture at the University of Amsterdam.
Charlottesville, VA: Thomasson-Grant & Lickle, Lickle Publishing Inc., 1996. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. The format is approximately 9.375 inches by 12.25 inches. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Illustrated endpapers. Profusely illustrated (color). Foreword by James M. McPherson. Contents include A Masterpiece of Nature, Virginia's New Frontier, Cradle of Democracy, A Killing Ground, Landscape in Peril, Organizations, Suggested Reading, and Index. Rudy Abramson was a native Appalachian, born in Florence, Ala., on Aug. 31, 1937. After graduating from the University of Mississippi in 1958, he became a reporter for the Nashville Tennessean. He was a former longtime Washington reporter for The Times who wrote a highly praised biography of American statesman W. Averell Harriman. A staff writer in The Times’ Washington bureau from 1966 to 1993, Abramson became one of the first national reporters assigned to the space program. He covered the development of the Apollo 11 mission and the historic moon landing in 1969. He wrote two books, “Spanning the Century: The Life of W. Averell Harriman, 1891-1986” (1992) and “Hallowed Ground: Preserving America’s Heritage” (1996), about the Piedmont region of northern Virginia, where some of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War took place. While working on “Hallowed Ground,” Abramson helped organize opposition to a plan by the Walt Disney Co. to build a history theme park near a key Civil War site, the Manassas Battlefield at the eastern end of the Piedmont. He helped recruit prominent writers and historians, including William Styron, Shelby Foote and C. Vann Woodward, to defeat the proposal.
New York: Broadway Music Corporation, 1942. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Sheet Music. Format is approximately 9 inches by 12 inches. 6 pages. Front cover has several colorful American flags. Advertised to Buy Bonds on back cover. Inscription signed by Howard Acton on the front cover. Cover has some wear, soiling, and creases.