Washington DC: General Services Administration, National Archives and Records Service, 1972. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. 3,  pages, plus covers. Cover has some wear and soiling. The records reproduced in the microfilm publication are from Naval Records Collection of the Office of Naval Records and Library Record Group 45. In the single roll of this microfilm publication is reproduced the private journal of Lt. Charles Gauntt while aboard the U.S.S. Macedonian, September 1818-June 1821. Gauntt's journal is a record of the Macedonian's voyage from Boston, Mass. to the Pacific Coast of South America. The main purpose of this expedition was to give aid and protection to U.S. citizens and to their property. During the South American revolutions, American merchant and fishing vessels were plagued by impressment, blockades, and illegal confiscation of goods. It was hoped that the presence of an American warship would prevent further harassment of American ships and help smooth relations between the United States and the South American governments. The main purpose was not entirely fulfulled due to the Macedonian being damaged by a hurricane after having left Boston and needed to stop for repairs at the navy yard at Norfolk, Virginia. The archivist responsible for the preparation of this microfilm publication was Maida Loescher.
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Washington DC: General Services Administration, National Archives and Records Service, 1974. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. 3, , plus covers. The records reproduced in the microfilm publication are from Naval Records Collection of the Office of Naval Records and Library Record Group 45. On the single roll of this microfilm publication is reproduced Capt. James Biddle's report of a voyage aboard the U.S.S. Ontario, October 1817-April 1819. Biddle's report is a summary of the Ontario's exploratory and diplomatic voyage to the Pacific Ocean. The Ontario was ordered to the Pacific to reclaim the Columbia River territory from the British, to observe conditions on the west coast of South America, and to protect American commerce and shipping in that area. Biddle's report, which emphasizes the diplomatic aspects of his voyage, is a summary of his visits, negotiations, and conflicts with South American officials. Following the report are copies of selected letters send and received by Biddle during the voyage. The archivist responsible for the preparation of this microfilm publication was Maida Loescher.
Ginn and Company, 1970. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. Format is approximately 10.5 inches by 7.75 inches. 24 pages. Color illustrations on covers. Illustrations (some in color). Map. Musical Score. Questions. For Further Reading. This is one of the Ginn Studies in Canadian History. The section titles are: Hot Stuff, The recruit, The colorful cloathing, Day by day, Punishment, The weapons of war, On His Majesty's Service, and Hot Stuff indeed!
Washington DC: United States Government Printing Office, 1930. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. xxv, 235,  pages. Footnotes. Pencil marks noted. Part of margin on pages xiii/xiv missing but text complete. Cover, had been taped to the spine but is currently separated but present. Cover worn, has notations on it. Consider an as is copy. Main work is worn but intact. J. Reuben Clark was the Undersecretary of State. Joshua Reuben Clark Jr. (September 1, 1871 – October 6, 1961) was an American attorney, civil servant, and a prominent leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). Born in Grantsville, Utah Territory, Clark was a prominent attorney in the Department of State, and Undersecretary of State for U.S. President Calvin Coolidge. In 1930, Clark was appointed United States Ambassador to Mexico. Clark received a bachelor's degree from the University of Utah, where he was valedictorian and student-body president. Clark received a law degree from Columbia University, where he also became a member of Phi Delta Phi, a prominent international legal fraternity in which he remained active throughout his life. Clark later became an associate professor at George Washington University. In 1928, as Undersecretary of State to Secretary of State Frank Kellogg in the Coolidge administration, Clark wrote the "Clark Memorandum on the Monroe Doctrine", which repudiated the idea that the United States could arbitrarily use military force in Latin America. The Memorandum was a treatise exploring every nuance of the US's philosophy of hemispherical guardianship. It was published as an official State Department document and partially reprinted in textbooks for years.
Near Rochester, Kent: Grange Books, 2000. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Format is approximately 8.75 inches by 11.25 inches. 192 pages. DJ is in a plastic sleeve. Includes Introduction, as well as chapters on 1914; 1915; 1916; 1917; and 1918. Also contains Aftermath; Index; and Acknowledgments. The war strategies of both the Austro-Hungarians and Russians were very much shaped to fall in line with Germany's war strategy. Austria-Hungary had two plans. First, there was the strategy known as Plan B to fight in the Balkans, with Serbia as the enemy. Second, there was Plan R to fight on two fronts against Serbia and its ally, Russia. In the later, more likely, scenario it was planned that the Austro-Hungarian armies would fight in support of their German counterparts, which would be based in East Prussia. The Austro-Hungarian armies were under orders to launch an attack into Russian-controlled Poland in the south to divert Russian troops from East Prussia. Other Austro-Hungarian forces were earmarked to attack Serbia. This work contains 400 photographs and maps. A detailed chronological history of WWI from the opening shots at Sarajevo in June 1914 to the armistice in November 1918. All of the major war theaters are covered, as is the fighting in the air and at sea. Dated entries discuss espionage, home fronts, politics, and technology. Additionally, there are a number of features highlighting the conflict's decisive weapons, key personalities and events, and strategy and tactics. The author has written or contributed to a number of books on military subjects, with an emphasis on works that can serve as standard references.
Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1968. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. Format is approximately 9.5 inches by 7 inches. 32 pages. Illustrated front cover. Illustrations. 209 items are identified. Chronology. Cover soiled and stained. Secretary of State Daniel Webster charged Perry with seeking coaling stations, trading ports, and protection for sailors in distress. The Secretary of the Navy offered him any available ships to augment the East India Squadron, his choice of officers, and any reasonable amount of money for equipment and presents. He purchased a wade variety of gifts for officials he would meet in the Far East. These included samples of American technology, art, science, and culture intended not only to impress but to inform and educate. The nucleus of this exhibition was deposited in the Smithsonian in 1859. Most of the rest of the items in the exhibition had been loaned by friends of the Smithsonian.
New York, N.Y. Paperback Library, Inc., 1968. First Printing [Stated]. Mass market paperback. 255,  pages. Includes Acknowledgments, Post-Mortem, and Bibliography, as well as chapters on The Beginning of the End; The Model; Background to Espionage; Accent n Patriotism; Preparations for the First Trial; The First Great Victory; The Final Touches to the Plan; The Lawrence of Manchuria; Everyone Can Spy: Everyone Must Spy; Everyone in the Card Index; The Plan Goes into the Last Phase; The Ten-Year Plan in the Dutch East Indies; The Assault on Central America; The Student of English at Stanford; 117 1/2 Weller Street, Los Angeles; The E-Naval Traitors; The Night Club Owner on the West Coast; It Began with Nude Girls; The Steward of Singapore; Colonel Osaki's Defeat in Success; The Smoke and Noise of Climax. Also includes Post-Mortem and Bibliography. In the bibliography at the end, the author acknowledges both the documentary material (under the reference numbers provided by the Library of Congress check list) and the printed sources by the name of the work and the author. Ronald Sydney Seth (5 June 1911, England – 1 February 1985), a British writer who wrote travel books and books about espionage. He was educated at Cambridge University. At the start of World War II, he joined the BBC and helping to start the Monitoring Intelligence Bureau. In 1942 joined the Special Operations Executive. He was captured by and later defected to the Germans. He was trained by the Sicherheitsdienst as an agent and spent most of the rest of the war as an informer in Oflag 79, but in April 1945 was entrusted with a message of peace by Himmler, which he carried to London.
New Bedford: Old Dartmouth Historical Society, 1968. Reprinted from The American Neptune, Vol. XXVII, No. 2, April 1967. Wraps. Format is approximately 7 inches by 10 inches. Unpaginated (20 pages plus covers). Introduction by Charles F., Batchelder. Illustrations. Footnotes. Cover has some wear and soiling. Small ink notation on front cover. The illustrations are from the collection of the Old Dartmouth Historical Society and Whaling Museum . Philip F. Purrington was Curator, Whaling Museum, New Bedford, Massachusetts and Editor of Returns of Whaling Vessels Sailing from American Ports, 1876–1928. The Whaleship Sharon from Fairhaven, Mass. experienced a mysterious mutiny in the South Pacific in 1842. Captain Howes Norris from Edgartown, Mass. was murdered by four Pacific Islanders he had taken on to replace crew who had deserted. On May 25, 1841, the Massachusetts whaleship Sharon set out for the whaling ground of the northwestern Pacific. A year later, while most of the crew was out hunting, Captain Howes Norris was brutally murdered. When the men in the whaleboats returned, they found four crew members on board, three of whom were covered in blood, the other screaming from atop the mast. Single-handedly, the third officer launched a surprise attack to recapture the Sharon, killing two of the attackers and subduing the other. An American investigation into the murder was never conducted--even when the Sharon returned home three years later, with only four of the original twenty-nine crew on board.
New York, N.Y. Bantam Books, Inc., 1966. Later printing. Mass market paperback. 215,  pages. Cover and some pages soiled and stained. Spine worn with small tears. Bookseller's stamp inside the front cover. This volume contains two of the war's most famous photographs: the Marines raising the American flag on Iwo Jima and the atomic mushroom cloud. It also includes a dramatic series of photographs of the way it was on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day; a memorable picture of three 14-year-old members of Hitler's "Air Guard"; a shocking photograph of the hell that was Belsen, and the photograph which may be the last ever taken of Hitler. This covers From D-Day in Europe to the Unconditional Surrender of Japan. Mr. Rothberg received a master’s degree in creative writing from the University of Iowa in 1947 and a Ph.D. in English literature from Columbia in 1952. For the next seven years he was the editor of Free Europe Press, a division of Radio Free Europe. He was later a European correspondent for The National Observer and went on to teach at Hofstra, Columbia and St. John Fisher College in Rochester.
New York, N.Y. Dell Publishing Co., Inc., 1963. Dell First Edition [An Original Volume]. Eighth printing [stated]. Mass market paperback. 382,  pages. Cover has some wear, soiling and creases. Maps. Footnotes. Includes Introduction by Merle Miller; The Chase of the Bismarck; Behind Rommel's Lines; Attack at EL Alamein; Raid on Regensburg; The Battle for Cassino; Anzio to Rome; Air Drop on Normandy; Assault from the Sea; Breakout at St. Lo; Flame Thrower; In the Huertgen Forest; The Incredible Patrol; Bastogne; Hide and Seek in the Reichswald; The Capture of Remagen Bridge; Smashing the Siegfried Line; and The Last of It. Among the contribution authors are: Russell Grenfell, Beirne Lay, Fred Majdalany, Eric Sevareid, Alan Moorehead, and Chester Wilmot. This anthology covers from El Alamein to the breaching of the Siegfried Line, here are the major battles, unforgettably recorded by the men who fought them.
New York, N.Y. Bantam Books Inc., 1977. Tenth Printing [stated]. Mass Market Paperback. 215,  pages. Bookseller stamp inside the front cover. Some promotional text difficult to read on first page. Includes chapters on Their Finest Hour; Mediterranean Blitzkrieg; Drive Toward the East; and Days of Infamy. This second volume of the Eyewitness History of World War II opens with the dogged and courageous stand of the British against the ferocious onslaught of the Nazi war machine. It covers the War in the North Atlantic and Mediterranean, the invasion of the Balkans and Greece, the harsh and brutal war in the North African desert, the suicidal German attack on Russia, and the fierce cruelty of the Winter War. The sneak attack on Pearl Harbor and the string of Japanese victories in the far east conclude the volume. Mr. Rothberg received a master’s degree in creative writing from the University of Iowa in 1947 and a Ph.D. in English literature from Columbia in 1952. For the next seven years he was the editor of Free Europe Press, a division of Radio Free Europe. He was later a European correspondent for The National Observer and went on to teach at Hofstra, Columbia and St. John Fisher College in Rochester.
Dublin: Country House, in association with The National Museum of Ireland, 1996. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. Format is approximately 6.25 inches by 9.5 inches. 48 pages. Illustrations (some in color). Bibliography. Cover has minor wear and soiling. Michael Kenny was a Curator with the National Museum of Ireland. The rebellion of 1798 was one of the bloodiest and most dramatic events in Irish history. Brought about by a combination of French-inspired republicanism, government brutality and the sufferings of a brutalized peasantry, it ran its bloody course in one summer, ending in the utter defeat of those who had sought to overthrow the existing social and political order. The immediate results included wholesale murder, destruction and deportation. The chief political consequence was the abolition of the Irish parliament and an enforced union with Britain. That union, although achieved by thoroughly unsavory methods, might have succeeded, had the British government kept its promise to grant emancipation to the country's Catholic majority. The commitment was not kept, and the twin legacy of a brutally suppressed rebellion and broken promises was to colour and influence Anglo-Irish relations into the twentieth century. The rebellion and its aftermath also had a profound effect on religious and political loyalties in Ireland itself. In this way it exerted a major influence on the course of modern Irish history.
New York, N.Y. Bantam Books, Inc., 1977. 11th Printing [stated]. Mass market paperback. 215,  pages. Bookseller's stamp inside front cover. Includes chapters on The Long Armistice; The Opening Guns; Appeasement in Our Time; the Battle Joined; Japan at the Brink; Blitzkrieg in the West; Appeasement in our Times; The Shame of Munich; The Nazi-Soviet Pact; The Battle Joined; Sitzkrieg: The Phony War; The War at Sea; Finland: The Winter War; "Exercise Weser"; The Seizure of Norway; and Blitzkrieg in the West. Mr. Rothberg received a master’s degree in creative writing from the University of Iowa in 1947 and a Ph.D. in English literature from Columbia in 1952. For the next seven years he was the editor of Free Europe Press, a division of Radio Free Europe. He was later a European correspondent for The National Observer and went on to teach at Hofstra, Columbia and St. John Fisher College in Rochester.
Church Historical Society, 1969. Reprint from Historical Magazine of the Protestant Episcopal Church, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 1, March 1969. Wraps. Pages 25-36. Footnotes. Cover has slight wear and soiling. Mr. Gribbin was an Instructor at Virginia Union University, Richmond, Va. Signed by author to Dr. Harold Langley on front cover. Signed note from the author to Dr. Langley is laid in, presenting the reprint. The Historical Society of the Episcopal Church (HSEC), formerly the Church Historical Society, was founded in Philadelphia in 1910. This voluntary society includes scholars, writers, teachers, ministers as well as others interested in its goals and objectives. It publishes the quarterly academic journal Anglican & Episcopal History and co-publishes a newsletter, The Historiographer with the National Episcopal Historians and Archivists (NEHA). It is presently based in Appleton, Wisconsin.
Hamilton, Bermuda: Bermuda Historical Quarterly, 1961. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. , 37-72,  pages (includes advertisements). Cover has some wear and soiling, and staple rust. The contents include: Minutes of H.M. Council (1719); A Listing of Royal Naval Ships Built at Bermuda (Compiled by Frederick P. Schmitt With an Introduction by Lt. Cdr. H. G. Middleton, M.B.E.); and American Consular Records: Civil War Period (Part I). This work has been referenced by Naval scholars: The Adonis class was a Royal Navy class of twelve 10-gun schooners built under contract in Bermuda during the Napoleonic War. The class was an attempt by the Admiralty to harness the expertise of Bermudian shipbuilders who were renowned for their fast-sailing craft. The Admiralty ordered twelve vessels on 2 April 1804. Winfield reports, based on Admiralty records, that although all twelve were ordered as cutters, all were completed as (or converted to) schooners. An article in the Bermuda Historical Quarterly reports that eight were built as cutters (Alban, Bacchus, Barbara, Casandra, Claudia, Laura, Olympia, and Sylvia), and three as schooners (Adonis, Alphea, and Vesta). The account does not mention Zenobia, but does mention that Laura and Barbara (at least) were re-rigged as schooners. The discrepancy lies in the poor communications between the Navy Board in Britain and the builders in Bermuda, as well as in deficiencies of record-keeping. All twelve vessels were apparently laid down in 1804. Each vessel was launched and commissioned during 1806. Of the twelve vessels in the class, seven were wartime losses. Only five were not lost during the war, then sold between 1814 and 1816.
Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1996. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. Includes Acknowledgments, Introduction: Narrative Content, Context, and Structure; At the Center of the Earth: Childhood in San Juan; A Day in the Wagon: The Santa Fe Indian School; True Tribal Traditions: The Early Years of the Studio; The Talent That Was There: Family and Teaching; No Place for Us: The Closing of the Studio; a Good and Long Life: The Pueblo Ceremonial; After the Rain: Adult Education and the Crafts Cooperative; Pretty Rare Objects: Painting; Too Much to Do: Later Years. Also contains Afterword: Revisiting; Appendix: Related Studies; Genealogy; References; Index. Color plates following pages 52. Topics covered include Tewa Indians, Indian artists, and San Juan Pueblo. From the age of eight, Jeanne Shutes was fascinated by photography and photographed schoolmates and pets with a celluloid camera. She went on to own many cameras and more than 90 of her photographs appear in The Worlds of P'otsunu, the biography of a Native American woman artist she would later co-author with Jill Mellick, Ph.D. Jill Mellick is a Jungian-oriented clinical psychologist, expressive arts therapist, researcher and author; and a founding member of the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA). Mellick's research has included dreams, creative expression for personal growth and development, and Pueblo Indian art and artists.
Avon, Massachusetts: Adams Media Corporation, 1998. First Paperback Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Trade paperback. xiii, , 298,  pages. Cover has some wear and soiling. Map. Includes Foreword, Introduction, Acknowledgments, Epilogue, Notes, and Index. Chapters cover Alarm; The Fox; The Law for the Defense of the Nation; The Commissar; An Order for Deportation; The Lovers; A Thracian Nightmare; Boxcars at the Station; An Order from the Highest Place; Trains; Forty-Three Signatures; The Bluff; The Metropolitans; Belev's Devious Plan; Despair; The King Has Vanished; Belev's Revenge; The Last Effort; The Mysterious Death of Boris III; A Body in a Ditch; and The Hour of Reckoning. Michael Bar-Zohar (born 30 January 1938) is an Israeli historian, novelist and politician. He was a member of the Knesset on behalf of the Alignment and Labor Party in the 1980s and early 1990s. As a protégé of Moshe Dayan, Bar-Zohar was known as a hawk within the Labor Party. In 1965 Bar-Zohar won the Sokolov Award for his achievements as a journalist. He published several books, including biographies of David Ben-Gurion and Shimon Peres, several books about the Israeli security organizations, and an account of the rescue of Bulgarian Jews from the Nazis in World War II.
Halifax: Maritime Museum of Canada, 1961. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. Format is approximately 7 inches by 9 inches. IIlustrated front cover. , 29,  including covers, Unpaginated folding diagram at back. Map. Illustrations. Notes Cover has some wear and soiling. The Story of H. M Armed Schooner TECUMSETH was reprinted by Courtesy of Nautical Research Journal. Hugh Francis Pullen was born 9 July 1905 at Oakville, Ont. and entered the Royal Naval College at Esquimalt, B.C. in 1920. He spent two years at sea with the Canadian Pacific Steamships and rejoined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1924. In 1944 he received the Order of the British Empire for his services while commanding a convoy escort group. He retired from the navy in 1960, his last appointment as flag officer Atlantic Coast, Maritime commander Atlantic, and commander Atlantic Sub-Area (NATO), 1957-1960. He was also co-founder of the Maritime Museum of Canada (now Maritime Museum of the Atlantic) and the Halifax Grammar School, and first commodore of the Nova Scotia Schooner Association. He was the author of several books and articles on Maritime history. Among his best known works are Atlantic Schooners (1967), The Shannon and the Chesapeake (1970), and The Pullen Expedition (1979), for which he won the John Lyman Book Award in 1980 from the North American Society for Oceanic History. John Richard Stevens, Canadian architectural historian. Curator Maritime Museum Canada, Halifax, 1960-1963.
American Society of Church History, 1968. Reprinted from Church History, September 1968, Vol. xxxvii, No. 3. Wraps. 21,  pages. Footnotes. Small scuff on back cover noted. Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture is a quarterly academic journal. It is published by the American Society of Church History and was established in 1932. It is abstracted and indexed in the ATLA Religion Database. The journal is regarded as highly authoritative in its field, and is compared to the British Journal of Ecclesiastical History. The American Society of Church History (ASCH) was founded in 1888 with the disciplines of Christian denominational and ecclesiastical history as its focus. Today the society's interests include the broad range of the critical scholarly perspectives, as applied to the history of Christianity and its relationship to surrounding cultures in all periods, locations, and contexts. The society was founded by Philip Schaff. The ASCH records are housed at the Presbyterian Historical Society in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. David L. Holmes is an American church historian. He is Walter G. Mason Professor of Religious Studies, Emeritus, at the College of William and Mary. Holmes holds degrees in English from Michigan State and Columbia universities and master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Religious Studies from Princeton University. He also studied theology at Duke University Divinity School. He served as an enlisted man and officer in the United States Army. Upon his retirement, Holmes’s former students established the David L. Holmes Reformation Studies and American Religious History Endowment to honor "his tenure and 46 years of intellectual legacy at the College [of William & Mary].
Washington DC: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 1974. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. Format is approximately 6.5 inches by 9.5 inches. , 21,  page, plus covers. Some cover wear. Footnotes. Illustrations. This address was part of the American Enterprise Institute's Distinguished Lecture Series on the Bicentennial. This lecture was one in a series sponsored by the American Enterprise Institute in celebration of the Bicentennial of the United States. Forrest Carlisle Pogue Jr. (September 17, 1912 – October 6, 1996) was an official United States Army historian during World War II. He was a proponent of oral history techniques, and collected many oral histories from the war under the direction of chief Army historian S. L. A. Marshall. Forrest Pogue was for many years the Executive Director of the George C. Marshall Foundation as well as Director of the Marshall Library located on the campus of Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia. In 1956, Pogue was hired by the George C. Marshall Foundation to write the official biography of George Marshall. From 1963 to 1987, he worked on the four volume biography, and read over 3.5 million pages of research material while completing his work on Marshall. He became director of the Marshall Foundation in 1956, leaving in 1974 to become director of the Eisenhower Institute for Historical Research. Pogue retired in 1984. Pogue was on the Advisory boards for the Office of Naval History, the Naval Historical Office, the United States Army Center of Military History, the Air Force Historical Research Agency, president of the Oral History Association and the American Military Institute and other organizations.
Chesapeake, VA: Norfolk County Historical Society of Chesapeake, Virginia, 1968. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. Format is approximately 7 inches by 10 inches. 89,  pages. Illustrated cover. Illustrations. Maps. Bibliography. Notes. Some cover wear and soiling noted. Including 5 chapters: "The Frigate at Gosport", "An Addition to the Fleet", "Pirates and Petticoats", "Day of Shame", "Moment of Glory", epilogue, Of the first six ships authorized by Congress to be built for the United States Nave, the CHESAPEAKE is probably the one one whose story has not heretofore been told in full. This is the eighth in the series of publications of the Norfolk County Historical Society of Chesapeake. The author, was Chairman of the Publications Committee of the Society. Chesapeake was launched on 2 December 1799 during the undeclared Quasi-War (1798–1800). Chesapeake first put to sea on 22 May commanded by Captain Samuel Barron and marked her departure from Norfolk with a 13-gun salute. Her first assignment was to carry currency from Charleston, South Carolina, to Philadelphia. On 6 June she joined a squadron patrolling off the southern coast of the United States and in the West Indies escorting American merchant ships. Capturing the 16-gun French privateer La Jeune Creole on 1 January 1801 after a chase lasting 50 hours, she returned to Norfolk with her prize on 15 January. Chesapeake returned briefly to the West Indies in February, soon after a peace treaty was ratified with France. She returned to Norfolk and decommissioned on 26 February, subsequently being placed in reserve.
New York: Clarendon, Oxford University Press, 1986. Reprinted with corrections (new as paperback) 1986. Trade paperback. xxxv, , 514,  pages. Cover has minor wear and soiling. Ink notation on half-title page. Very scarce. Preferred edition due to corrections. Preface to First Edition, Foreword, Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations; Prologue; Epilogue; Notes; Appendix A: Chronology; Appendix B: Biographical Notes; and Appendix C: Deaths Attributable to the Chekas. Also includes Bibliography and Index Includes chapters on The Origin and Foundation of the Vecheka; Organizational Development, Phase 1: Improvisation; Lenin, the Lars, Terror, an Revolutionary Justice; The Left Socialist Revolutionary Rising; Organizational Development, Phase II: Consolidation; The Red Terror Erupts; State within State: Vecheka versus NKVD and Judiciary; The Party, Lenin, and the Vecheka; Revolutionary Justice: The Machinery of Repression; Organizational Development, Phase III: Proliferation; Vecheka Versatility under Dzerzhinsky; Dzerzhinsky and His Chekists; Combating Conspiracies; Civil Liberties, Socialist Opposition, and Peasant Rebellion; and From Vecheka to GPU.
Washington DC: Department of the Navy, Naval Historical Center, 1995. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. viii, 49,  pages. Illustrated cover. Frontis and other illustrations. Index of authors. This is Naval History Bibliographies, No. 4. Compliments card from the Director of Naval History, William S. Dudley laid in. The purpose of this publication is to encourage understanding and further study of events associated with the rebirth of the American Navy in the 1790s. In comprehending the significance of this milestone in our naval history, one needs to remember that the United States Navy traces its beginnings to the Continental Navy that was established in 1775 at the outset of the American Revolution. Following the winning of American independence, however, our nation elected to have no navy for a period of almost ten years. America's founding fathers included provisions for a navy in the new federal constitution of 1789. But steps to create that service did not occur until the mid-1790s, when America's thriving overseas shipping and trade became targets of attacks and interference. President Washington and Congress recognized the need to restore American defenses at sea. The nation's experiment in doing without a naval force in the years following the American Revolution proved to be entirely unsatisfactory. We learned in this period that the United States needed a navy capable of defending American interests on the high seas. Michael J. Crawford, who heads the Naval Historical Center's Early History Branch, and his associate, Christine F. Hughes, deserve praise for the fine scholarship reflected in this volume.
Washington DC: United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service, 1956. Revised Edition. Wraps. , 46,  pages. Occasional footnotes. Illustrations. Bibliography. Appendix I and II. Decorative cover. Cover has some wear and soiling. Signature of H. Langley on title page (acquired as part of Langley's impressive library from his estate). Harold David Langley (15 February 1925 – 29 July 2020) was an American diplomatic and naval historian who served as associate curator of naval history at the Smithsonian Institution from 1969 to 1996. As a naval historian, he was a pioneer in exploring American naval social and medical history. Langley began his professional career at the Library of Congress, Manuscripts Division, in Washington, D.C., where he served as a manuscripts assistant in 1951-52, while a graduate student. Moving to the University of Pennsylvania Libraries in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was a graduate student, he served as a manuscripts specialist, rare book collection, 1952-54. Returning to the Library of Congress, he was a manuscripts specialist, there in 1954-55. In 1955, Marywood College in Scranton, appointed him assistant professor of history. He remained there until 1957, when he received an appointment as a diplomatic historian in the U.S. Department of State. In 1964, Catholic University of America appointed him associate professor, and in 1968 promoted him to full professor in 1968. In 1969, the Smithsonian Institution, appointed him associate curator of naval history. While holding that position, he was an adjunct professor of American history at the Catholic University of America from 1971 to 2001.
Scotia, NY: Americana Review, 1962. Reprint from Scribner's, September 1888. Wraps. Unpaginated (approximately 36 pages, plus covers.) Illustrations. Tables. Advertisements. Illustrated front cover. Horace Porter (April 15, 1837 – May 29, 1921) was an American soldier and diplomat who served as a lieutenant colonel, ordnance officer and staff officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War, personal secretary to General and President Ulysses S. Grant. He also was secretary to General William T. Sherman, vice president of the Pullman Palace Car Company and U.S. Ambassador to France from 1897 to 1905. After resigning from the Army, Porter became vice president of the Pullman Palace Car Company, and later, president of the West Shore Railroad. He was U.S. Ambassador to France from 1897 to 1905, paying for the recovery of the body of John Paul Jones and sending it to the United States for re-burial. He received the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor from the French government in 1904. In addition to Campaigning with Grant, he also wrote West Point Life (1866). Porter was president of the Union League Club of New York from 1893 to 1897. In that capacity, he was a major force in the construction of Grant's Tomb. He was elected an honorary member of the Pennsylvania Society of the Cincinnati in 1902. He was also a member of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, the Sons of the American Revolution and a Hereditary Companion of the Military Order of Foreign Wars by right of his descent from Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Porter who served in the American Revolution. In 1891 he joined the New York Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.