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Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C. National Defense University Press, 1984. Second Printing [stated]. Trade Paperback. xviii, 228,  pages. Cover has some wear and soiling. Includes Foreword, Preface, The Author, and Acknowledgments. Topics covered include War and Society in America: Some Questions; as well as chapters on The American Revolution; The Civil War; World War I; World War II; and War and Society in America: A Few Answers. Also includes Notes, Glossary of Acronyms, and Index. The book also includes figures and tables, as well as a foreword by John S. Pustay, President of the National Defense University. This is a National Defense University Military History. The author researched and wrote this study while a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the National Defense University. He is currently a professor at the United States Military Academy, where he has taught American history since 1975. His military assignments include duty with the 11th and 15th Armored Cavalry Regiments in Vietnam and Germany, respectively, and the Combat Developments Command. He is also a graduate of the Command and General Staff College. The author graduated from USMA in 1959. He served in the Army for 27+ years to include 12 years on the USMA faculty (Social Science & History) holding the eventual academic rank of Professor of History. He was also a professor at the Army War College, and Campbell University and earned Legion of Merit and Colonel. He was the author of many articles and books all on the impact of war on society, military reform, and the coming of the civil war.
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.
London: Hugh Rees, Ltd., 1907. Presumed First U.K. Edition in the English language, First printing. Hardcover. 255,  pages. Footnotes. Appendices (Bibliography of the Bohemian Campaign, "L'Espirit de la Guerre Moderne"; Note on Terminology; and Note on Organization. Maps in rear pocket (all XXI listed present). Pocket separated from rear board but present. In addition there is another folding map in the pocket, from the Hugh Rees, Ltd. publisher, designated Nap No I and titled General Map to Illustrate the Austro-Prussian War of 1866. In it approximately 22 inches by 15 inches with color. While not listed among the maps, this appears to have been included by the publisher. Cover is worn, soiled, with spine tears and chips. Some page discoloration noted. Pencil marks to text noted. Name of previous owner and date on fep. This is one of The Pall Mall Military Series. Guillaume Auguste Balthazar Eugène Henri Bonnal, born March 27, 1844 in Toulouse and died July 2, 1917 in Paris, was a French general and military theorist. He became a professor of military history, strategy and general tactics at a military from 1892 to 1896, he invented and adopted the teaching method of concrete cases from the study of historical examples. Appointed commander of the École supérieure de guerre in 1901, he was brutally dismissed on June 17, 1902 by a presidential decision, which put an end to his military career. He was the author of numerous publications: historical studies, tactical work, strategy books and instruction manuals for officers. Charles Francis Atkinson was a writer and translator. He wrote English translations of works by Henri Bonnal, Oswald Spengler and Otto Rank, and others.
University Park, Pennsylvania: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1994. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. x, 307,  pages. Footnotes. Tables. Ex-library with the usual library markings. Contents include Introduction; Mobilization, Deterrence, and Conciliation; U.S. Nuclear Strategic Planning for World War III; The Opening Phase of War; Coercion in War and Diplomacy; Fighting and Ending Wars on Terms; Conclusion, and Index. Stephen J. Cimbala is a Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Penn State Brandywine, and is the author of numerous books and articles in the fields of international security studies, defense policy, nuclear weapons and arms control, intelligence and other fields. He is a graduate of Penn State, having received his B.A. in Journalism in 1965. He received an M.A. in 1967 and his Ph.D. in 1969, both in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He serves on the editorial boards of various professional journals, has consulted for a number of U.S. government agencies and defense contractors, and is frequently quoted in the media on national security topics. Dr. Cimbala has taught courses in international relations, comparative politics, national security policy, U.S. intelligence, political thought and other topics. He is a past recipient of Penn State's Eisenhower Award for teaching excellence. He is a member of Penn State's graduate faculty. As a chief academic officer of the Delaware County campus from 1973-1981 and from 1987-1988, Cimbala was responsible for all matters related to faculty and academic programs.
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.