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Arlington, VA: American Defense Preparedness Association, 1981. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Periodical. 29 cm. 69,  pages (including covers). Wraps. Illustrations (some in color). Mailing label removed from front cover. The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) [Formerly the American Defense Preparedness Association] is an association for the United States government and the defense industry. Based in Arlington, Virginia, NDIA was established in 1919 as a result of the inability of the defense industry to scale up the war effort during World War I. It connects government officials, military and industry professionals, and organizations that represent the branches of the armed forces, homeland security, and first responders. The NDIA publishes a magazine, the National Defense, and holds over 80 symposia a year.
New York: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1941. Reprint edition. Hardcover. 498 pages. Fold-out chart. Appendices. Index. Some foxing on fore-edge. There is a rough spot inside rear board and slight discoloration insides the boards. Bernard Mannes Baruch (August 19, 1870 – June 20, 1965) was an American financier, stock investor, philanthropist, statesman, and political consultant. After his success in business, he devoted his time toward advising U.S. Presidents Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt on economic matters. Baruch became a broker and then a partner in A.A. Housman & Company. With his earnings and commissions, he bought a seat on the New York Stock Exchange for $19,000 ($552,960 in 2016 dollars). There he amassed a fortune before the age of 30 by profiting from speculation in the sugar market; at that time plantations were booming in Hawaii. By 1903 Baruch had his own brokerage firm and gained the reputation of "The Lone Wolf of Wall Street" because of his refusal to join any financial house. By 1910, he had become one of Wall Street's best-known financiers. In 1916, Baruch left Wall Street to advise President Woodrow Wilson on national defense and terms of peace. He served on the Advisory Commission to the Council of National Defense and, in 1918, became the chairman of the new War Industries Board. With his leadership, this body successfully managed the US's economic mobilization during World War I. In 1919, Wilson asked Baruch to serve as a staff member at the Paris Peace Conference.
Washington, D.C. Center of Military History, United States Army, 1988. First printing [stated]. Trade paperback. xxi, , 561,  pages. Illustrations. Maps (color). Fold-outs. Footnotes. Bibliographical Note. Index. Cover has some wear and soiling. Black mark on title page. Black mark on fore-edge. Dr. Jeffrey J. Clarke was the Director of the Center of Military History. Dr. Jeffrey J. Clarke received his MA and Ph.D. in history from Duke University. Dr. Clarke served as a combat historian in Vietnam, and has been a research and writing historian at the U.S. Army's Center of Military History since 1971. He has authored several official histories as well as numerous articles on military history in the 20th century. His major publications include Riviera to the Rhine, the history of the U.S. Seventh Army and 6th Army Group during World War II, and The Final Years, the story of the U.S. advisory effort in Vietnam from 1965 to 1973. Dr. Clarke has also taught history at Rutgers University and the University of Maryland for over twenty-five years, and served in the Army Reserve, retiring in 1991 with the rank of lieutenant colonel.