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New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1987. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 24 cm. viii, 396 pages. Illustrations. Notes., DJ has some wear and soiling. Mansur Rafizadeh (14 December 1930, Kerman, Iran - 8 February 2018, Middletown, New York) was an Iranian-born intelligence expert who worked for multiple intelligence agencies and, in 1987, wrote an exposé, Witness: From the Shah to the Secret Arms Deal, An Insider's Account of U.S. Involvement in Iran, for which he is best known. He worked for the Iranian Pahlavi dynasty during the 1970s and, he claimed, for the CIA into the early 1980s. Disillusioned with the monarchy of the Shah and his excesses, Rafizadeh became a double-agent for the CIA during the Carter/Reagan years. He also worked in New York City at the Iranian Mission to the United Nations. After the Iranian Revolution in 1979, diplomats with the Islamic Republic of Iran stated that he was an agent of SAVAK (the Shah's secret police) in the U.S., a claim he denied at the time. Years later, he confirmed the claim. He claims to have been the U.S. director for SAVAK.
New York: Times Books Random House, 1994. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. xvi, 447,  pages. Notes, Bibliography, index, Presentation copy signed by the author. DJ has a small spine tear at front and minor other wear and soiling. Washington Post columnist Hobart Rowen helped expand the scope of newspaper business pages beyond local news to the world economy - without losing sight of what it all meant to the average reader. "Bart taught a generation of business journalists how to cover economic policy in a more sophisticated way," said David Ignatius, Post assistant managing editor for business news. Rowen's column was nationally syndicated. Rowen covered the economic policies of presidents from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Clinton. Rowen began his professional career as a copy boy for the New York Journal of Commerce and rose to Washington correspondent in 1941. He became Washington correspondent and then an editor for Newsweek magazine, where he wrote his first syndicated column in 1960.
New York: Miramax Books, 2004. First Edition Stated. Presumed First Printing. Hardcover. xvi, 336 pages. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrations (some color). Some soiling and sticker residue on front DJ. Inscribed by the author. Timothy John "Tim" Russert (May 7, 1950 – June 13, 2008) was an American television journalist and lawyer who appeared for more than 16 years as the moderator of NBC's Meet the Press. He was a senior vice president at NBC News, Washington bureau chief and also hosted an eponymous CNBC/MSNBC weekend interview program. He was a frequent correspondent and guest on NBC's The Today Show and Hardball. Russert covered several presidential elections, and he presented the NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey on the NBC Nightly News during the 2008 U.S. presidential election. Time magazine included Russert in its list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2008. Russert was posthumously revealed as a 30-year source for syndicated columnist Robert Novak.
Bethesda, MD: IRLY Books, 2006. Reprint Edition. Trade paperback. 155 pages, wraps, index. Reprint of the 1896 edition, originally published by Dick & Fitzgerald, New York. From the mythic Age of Cocktails comes a 19th century text on the high art of mixology. William "The Only William" Schmidt was renowned for his outstanding personality and ability to invent drinks on the spot for a savvy clientele who sought his expertise. He introduces the practice of mixing drinks by first reminding us why we drink, then goes on to explain how we ought to conduct ourselves. The Only William: godfather of modern mixology. If we look a little more deeply into Schmidt’s life, though, it doesn’t seem quite so odd. A German immigrant who sailed over a couple years after the Civil War, he worked in Chicago for a time and then came to New York. There, in a ramshackle bar next to the Brooklyn Bridge, a reporter from The New York Sun discovered him. For the next 16 years, he was the most famous bartender in America. Any man lucky enough to try one of his elaborate, carefully thought-out concoctions walked away convinced. Schmidt may have been a bit odd, but he was the first bartender to gain renown for inventing his own drinks: the first “bar chef.” However you feel about that, his achievement stands.
Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1992. Thirteenth Edition. First Printing [stated]. Hardcover. viii, , 353,  pages. Color endpaper illustrations--flags and signals. Illustrations. Tables. Appendices. Suggested Readings and References. Index. Several pages creased and there are some small tears. Some wear board corners. Ink name inside front board and flyleaf. James George Stavridis (born February 15, 1955) is a retired United States Navy admiral, currently an Operating Executive with The Carlyle Group and Chair of the Board of Counselors at McLarty Associates. In August 2018, he stepped down as the dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, a graduate school for international affairs. Stavridis serves as the chief international diplomacy and national security analyst for NBC News in New York. He is also chairman of the board of the U.S. Naval Institute and a Senior Fellow at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. From 2002 to 2004, Stavridis commanded Enterprise Carrier Strike Group, conducting combat operations in the Persian Gulf in support of both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.