Newton, KS: Mennonite Press, Inc., 2002. Presumed First Edition, First printing this issue. Wraps. , 109-281,  pages. Map. Tables. References. Professor Stallings specializes in the study of problematic situations, especially in attempting to understand differences in levels of collective concern across a variety of calamities, catastrophes, crises, disasters, and tragedies. His current interests are in theoretical, methodological, and ethical issues related to the study of crises and disasters. Professor Stallings has been president of the Research Committee on Disasters (RC 39) of the International Sociological Association. From 1996–2002 he served as editor of the International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters. He has been a visiting scholar at Christian Albrechts University in Kiel, Germany, (1996) and at the University of California, Berkeley (1989). He has served on various review panels at the National Science Foundation, two committees at the National Research Council-National Academy of Sciences, and on the Emergency Preparedness and Response Task Force of the President’s Commission on the Accident at Three Mile Island. Wolf R. Dombrowsky has been engaged since 1979 in disaster research at the Institute of Sociology, Christian-Albrechts-University. In 1987 he became Deputy Head and in 2002 Head of the Institute’s sociological Disaster Research Centre (Katastrophenforschungsstelle, KFS). He is a member of the Protection Commission of the German Ministry of the Interior and a member of the Environment Ministry’s Radiation Protection Commission.
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Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1957. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xviii,110 pages. Illustrations. Index. Freeman Tilden (August 22, 1883 – May 13, 1980) is known as the Father of Heritage Interpretation and lived to be 97 years old. Every year millions of Americans visit national parks and monuments, state and municipal parks, battlefields, historic houses, and museums. By means of guided walks and talks, tours, exhibits, and signs, visitors experience these areas through a very special kind of communication technique known as "interpretation." For fifty years, Freeman Tilden's Interpreting Our Heritage has been an indispensable sourcebook for those who are responsible for developing and delivering interpretive programs. Whether the challenge is to make a prehistoric site come to life; to explain the geological basis behind a particular rock formation; to touch the hearts and minds of visitors to battlefields, historic homes, and sites; or to teach a child about the wonders of the natural world, Tilden's book, with its explanation of the famed "six principles" of interpretation, provides a guiding hand. For anyone interested in our natural and historic heritage--park volunteers and rangers, museum docents and educators, new and seasoned professional heritage interpreters, and those lovingly characterized by Tilden as "happy amateurs--Interpreting Our Heritage and Tilden's later interpretive writings, included in this edition, collectively provide the essential foundation for bringing into focus the truths that lie beyond what the eye sees.
New York: Hyperion, 1995. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 24 cm. xix, , 357,  pages. Illustrations. Index. Foreword by Sen. Robert Dole. Introduction by Ed Koch. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page. Inscription reads To Irving Kaye, Best wishes, Alfonse. The feisty senator from New York recounts his journey from obscurity to the U.S. Congress and discusses his investigation of the Whitewater affair involving President Clinton, attacks on his own ethics, health care, and other issues. This was possibly the Irving Kaye who got his start in the coin-op business in the 1940's in New York City. In the 50's Irving Kaye Co. Inc. was established as a premier manufacturer of coin-op pool tables. Alfonse Marcello D'Amato (born in Brooklyn, New York, on August 1, 1937) is a former United States Senator who represented the state of New York for 18 years from 1981 to 1999. He subsequently founded a lobbying firm, Park Strategies. During his term as US Senator, he was known for supporting President Ronald Reagan on non-economic issues such as abortion. He agreed with President Bill Clinton both in 1993 for opening service in the armed forces to non-heterosexuals and in 1996 for the Defense of Marriage Act, which denied federal recognition to same-sex marriages. D'Amato drew the nickname "Senator Pothole" for his delivery of "constituent services", helping citizens with their individual cases. New Yorkers saw the nickname as a positive affirmation of his attention to getting things done. He played a leading role in recruiting George Pataki and in securing him the Republican nomination in the gubernatorial race of 1994.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1985. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 255,  pages. Illustrations. Index. Some pages off-white/discolored. Inscribed by the author on the fep. Inscription reads To Gay & Nana -- I'm now eligible for P.E.N. All the best Ed 12/9/85. The "N" has overwritten an earlier letter. Displaying his characteristic candor, wit, and outrageous frankness, Koch offers a behind-the-scenes account of how the political game is played, won, and sometimes lost. Edward Irving Koch ( December 12, 1924 – February 1, 2013) was an American politician, lawyer, political commentator, film critic, and television personality. He served in the United States House of Representatives from 1969 to 1977 and was mayor of New York City from 1978 to 1989. A popular figure, Koch rode the New York City Subway and stood at street corners greeting passersby with the slogan "How'm I doin'?" He was a lifelong bachelor, had no children and did not come out as gay during his lifetime. A 2022 New York Times article posthumously identified him as gay. Koch was first elected mayor of New York City in 1977, and he won reelection in 1981 with 75% of the vote. He was the first New York City mayor to win endorsement on both the Democratic and Republican party tickets. In 1985, Koch was elected to a third term with 78% of the vote. In the years following his mayoralty, Koch became a partner in the law firm of Robinson, Silverman, Pearce, Aronsohn, and Berman LLP and a commentator on politics, as well as reviewing movies and restaurants for newspapers, radio and television. He also became the judge on The People's Court (1997–99) following the retirement of Judge Wapner.
New York: St. Martin's Press, 2010. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 323,  pages. Epilogue. Index. Signed by the author on the fep. Some pages have off-white portions. Willard Mitt Romney (born March 12, 1947) is an American politician, businessman, and lawyer serving as the junior United States senator from Utah since January 2019, succeeding Orrin Hatch. He served as the 70th governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007 and was the Republican Party's nominee for president of the United States in the 2012 election, losing to Barack Obama. In 1998, Ann Romney learned that she had multiple sclerosis; Mitt described watching her fail a series of neurological tests as the worst day of his life. After experiencing two years of severe difficulties with the disease, she found – while living in Park City, Utah, where the couple had built a vacation home – a combination of mainstream, alternative, and equestrian therapies that enabled her to lead a lifestyle mostly without limitations. When her husband received a job offer to take over the troubled organization responsible for the 2002 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, to be held in Salt Lake City in Utah, she urged him to accept it; eager for a new challenge, as well as another chance to prove himself in public life, he did. On February 11, 1999, the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games of 2002 hired Romney as its president and CEO. Romney was elected U.S. Senator from Utah on November 6, winning 62.6% to 30.9% over Democrat Jenny Wilson. The other 6.5% of the vote went to nominees of the Constitution, Libertarian, and Independent American parties.
New York: Penguin Press, 2021. Second printing [stated]. Hardcover. , 303,  pages. Elliot Ackerman (born April 12, 1980) is an American author and former Marine Corps Special Operations Team Leader. He is the New York Times-bestselling author of the novels 2034: A Novel of the Next World War, Red Dress In Black and White, Waiting for Eden, Dark at the Crossing, and Green on Blue, as well as the memoirs The Fifth Act: America’s End in Afghanistan and Places and Names: On War, Revolution and Returning. His books have received significant critical acclaim, to include nominations for the National Book Award, the Andrew Carnegie Medals in both fiction and non-fiction, and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. He served as a White House Fellow in the Obama administration and is a Marine veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. James George Stavridis (born February 15, 1955) is a retired United States Navy admiral. Stavridis served as the chief international diplomacy and national security analyst for NBC News. Stavridis graduated from the U. S. Naval Academy in 1976. Stavridis is also a bestselling author. His book The Accidental Admiral, described his time in the Navy. He wrote Sea Power: The History and Geopolitics of the World's Oceans which opened at No. 9 on The Washington Post's non-fiction bestseller list. He wrote Sailing True North: Ten Admirals and the Voyage of Character. His 2034: A Novel of the Next World War, co-written with Elliot Ackerman debuted at No. 6 on The New York Times Best Seller list. He wrote "To Risk It All: Nine Conflicts and the Crucible of Decision" His books have been published in twenty different languages.
Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2010. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. x, 351,  pages. Illustrations. Notes. Selected Bibliography. Index. Provides a short history of The Purple Heart and addresses the medal in terms of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, Civilians, Families, and Celebrities and Public Figures. Colonel Frederic L. Borch (born 1954) is a career United States Army attorney with a master's degree in national security studies, who served as chief prosecutor of the Guantanamo military commissions. He resigned his commission in August 2005. He worked for a time as a civilian consultant for the prosecution teams of the Guantanamo military commissions. In 2006 he was hired for the position of the first archive historian for the Judge Advocate General Corps. He was awarded a Fulbright fellowship for 2012–2013 to serve as a visiting professor at the University of Leiden, teaching issues in terrorism and counter-terrorism. In addition, he has been serving as President of the Orders and Medals Society of America since 2010 and he is an active contributor to its journal. Borch published a book on military decorations of the U.S. Army and Air Force in 2013.
New York: Hyperion, 2002. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xxviii, , 300,  pages. Notes. Introduction by Mike Wallace. Portrayals of eleven recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor, from each branch of the military, and an examination of what drove them to go so far above and beyond the call of duty. The eleven are: Mary Edwards Walker, Leopold Karpeles, Edouard Victor Michel Izac, Samuel Woodfill, David Shoup, Maynard Smith, Vernon Baker, Hiroshi "Hershey" Miyamura, William Charette, Dwight Johnson, and Thomas Kelley. Allen Mikaelian is the author of the New York Times bestseller Medal of Honor: Profiles of America’s Military Heroes from the Civil War to the Present and is a doctoral fellow in history at American University in Washington, DC. Myron Leon Wallace (May 9, 1918 – April 7, 2012) was an American journalist, game show host, actor, and media personality. He interviewed a wide range of prominent newsmakers during his seven-decade career. He was one of the original correspondents featured on CBS news program 60 Minutes, which debuted in 1968. Wallace retired as a regular full-time correspondent in 2006, but still appeared occasionally on the series until 2008.
Beverly Hills, CA: Global Treasures, 2001. First Printing [Stated]. Trade paperback. Format is 11.25 inches by 11.25 inches. 95,  pages. Profusely illustrated (mostly in color). Decorative front cover. Cover has front and back flaps and only slight wear and soiling. Signed with sentiment on title page, "One Love Roger Steffens". Also signed with sentiment on verso by Jim "Reggae" Marshall. Sentiment reads: Thank you and Jah Bless you Aberle! [sp?] Jim Marshall. RARE DOUBLE AUTOGRAPHED Reggae item. Jim Marshall's business card laid in. Roger Steffens (born June 17, 1942) is an American actor, author, lecturer, editor, reggae archivist, photographer and, producer. Six rooms of his home in Los Angeles house reggae archives, which include the world's largest collection of Bob Marley material. Based on these archives Steffens lectures internationally with a multi-media presentation called The Life of Bob Marley. His radio career began in New York City in 1961, and he co-hosted Reggae Beat on KCRW in Los Angeles and was syndicated on 130 stations worldwide in the 1980s. Steffens was named "Most Popular Reggae DJ in the World" by Martin's International Awards in Chicago, 1985, and "One of the Forty Who Matter in L.A." by the Los Angeles Reader. Jim "Reggae" Marshall stated that he has been blessed to take about 130,000 Reggae and African concert photographs over 31 years. He collects and enable other collectors of ANY thing related to Ethiopia, Haile Selassie I, Reggae, Rastafari, Jamaica and Africa.
New York: Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2020. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. Format is approximately 11.25 inches by 11.25 inches. , 99,  pages. Illustrated endpapers. Profusely illustrated in color. Index. Bibliography. Signed by the author sticker on front of DJ. Signed with sentiment by author (Bowen) on title page. Sentiment reads Keep reading and scoring TDs! DJ has minor wear and a tear at back near flap fold. Fred Bowen was born in Marblehead, Massachusetts. One of his earliest memories is watching the 1957 World Series on TV. After he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, he went to George Washington Law School in Washington, DC. He was a lawyer for many years and retired from practicing law so that I could write full time. A Book Council named James E. Ransome as one of seventy-five authors and illustrators everyone should know. Currently a member of the Society of Illustrators, Ransome has received both the Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration and the IBBY Honor Award for his book, The Creation. He has also received a Coretta Scott King Honor Award for Illustration for Uncle Jed's Barbershop which was selected as an ALA Notable Book. Ransome has exhibited works in group and solo shows throughout the country and received The Simon Wiesenthal Museum of Tolerance award for his book, The Wagon. In 1999 Let My People Go received the NAACP Image Award for Illustration and Satchel Paige was reviewed in Bank Street College of Education's "The Best Children's Books of the Year." In 2001, James received the Rip Van Winkle Award from the School Library Media Specialists of Southeast New York for the body of his work.
Boston: Unwin Hyman, 1988. Presumed first paperback printing. Trade paperback. xviii, , 325,  pages. Table. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Inscribed on the fep by the author. Inscription reads To Nelson Ledsky With best wishes Alan Sherr 12/88. Cover has some wear and soiling. Alan B. Sherr is an American lawyer, specializing in the field of Intellectual Property, International Corporate Law, Russian Corporate Law, Administrative Law. Nelson C. Ledsky was the director of National Democratic Initiative (NDI)’s Eurasia programs for many years and a 35-year veteran of the U.S. Foreign Service who retired with the rank of ambassador. Upon his retirement from the State Department in 1992, Ambassador Ledsky joined NDI, where he took over the reins of the Institute’s nascent democratic development program in Eurasia and built it into an operation with activities and partners in more than a dozen countries and a first-rate reputation for navigating challenging political environments. He served in the White House from 1987 to 1989 as a special assistant to the president for national security affairs and senior director for European and Soviet Affairs, and held numerous other State Department posts, including principal deputy director of the policy planning staff, U.S. minister in Berlin, deputy assistant secretary for congressional relations and director for Southern Europe. He was also director of the State Department's Olympic Boycott Office in 1980 – 1981 and had postings in Bonn, Germany; Enugu, Nigeria; and Georgetown, Guyana.
New York: Amistad Press, 1992. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 24 cm. xv, , 412,  pages. Illustrations. Chapter notes. Appendices. Index. Slight wear DJ edges. Foreword by L. Douglas Wilder. Signed with sentiment by the author. Sentiment is "Still fighting for our permanent interests". William Lacy Clay Sr. (born April 30, 1931) is an American politician from Missouri. As Congressman from Missouri's First District, he represented portions of St. Louis in the U.S. House of Representatives for 32 years. Clay was elected to the House of Representatives as a Democrat in 1968. He became an advocate for environmentalism, labor issues, and social justice. Clay faced ethics charges in the 1970s for billing the government on auto trips while flying on airlines, and the House banking scandal revealed that Clay had 328 overdrafts. In 1993, Clay helped to pass the Family and Medical Leave Act. From 1991 until the Democrats lost control of Congress in 1995, Clay chaired the House Committee on the Post Office and Civil Service. In 2000, he retired from the House and his son William L. Clay Jr. succeeded him.
New York: Bloomsbury, 2018. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 437,  pages. Illustrations. Footnotes/captions. Cast of Characters. Index. DJ has minor wear, soiling and edge tears. Inscribed on title page by both authors. Inscription reads To! Donna + Art "More Life" I B 2-22-18 [in blue ink] and D 2-22-18 with a heart with wings [in pink ink]. Associated book mark, with the publication date of February 13, 2018, laid in! Isaac Butler is a cultural critic and historian, and a theater director. He is the co-author (with Dan Kois) of "The World Only Spins Forward," an oral history of the play "Angels in America" and its era, which was named one of the best books of 2018 by NPR. A frequent contributor to Slate, Isaac previously created and hosted the Shakespeare and politics podcast "Lend Me Your Ears," and currently co-hosts "Working," a podcast about the creative process. Butler’s writing has appeared in New York magazine, the Guardian, American Theatre, the Village Voice, and other publications. Dan Kois is a writer at Slate. He’s the author of a novel, Vintage Contemporaries, and three nonfiction books: How to Be a Family, The World Only Spins Forward (with Isaac Butler), and Facing Future.
New York: Harper [An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers], 2012. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xii, , 283,  pages. Author's Note. Afterword. CLP Bookplate signed by Powell on fep. Colin Powell, one of America’s most admired public figures, reveals the principles that have shaped his life and career in this inspiring and engrossing memoir. Powell’s It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership is a trove of wisdom for anyone hoping to achieve their goals and turn their dreams into reality. A message of strength and endurance from a man who has dedicated his life to public service, It Worked for Me is a book with the power to show readers everywhere how to achieve a more fulfilling life and career. Colin Luther Powell (April 5, 1937 – October 18, 2021) was an American politician, statesman, diplomat, and United States Army officer who served as the 65th United States Secretary of State from 2001 to 2005. He was the first African-American Secretary of State. He served as the 15th United States National Security Advisor from 1987 to 1989 and as the 12th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1989 to 1993. In 2007, he joined the board of directors of Steve Case's new company Revolution Health. Powell also served on the Council on Foreign Relations Board of directors. In 2008, Powell served as a spokesperson for National Mentoring Month, a campaign held each January to recruit volunteer mentors for at-risk youth. Tony Koltz is an American writer. He wrote The Battle for Peace with General Anthony Zinni, and Battle Ready with Tom Clancy and General Zinni. His book on American foreign policy is Before the First Shots Are Fired: How America Can Win Or Lose Off The Battlefield (2014).
New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2016. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 416 pages. Maps. Illustrations (8 pages). Notes. Select Bibliography. Index. Signed by the author on the title page. George C. Daughan received a Ph. D. in American history and government from Harvard University, where he studied under Henry Kissinger. After Harvard, he spent three years in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. Most of the time he taught at the Air Force Academy, where he was director of the MA program in international affairs. On returning to civilian life, he became a professor at Connecticut College, and also taught at the University of Colorado, the University of NH, and Wesleyan University. One of his previous books, If By Sea, won the Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature, and he has been honored with the Samuel Eliot Morison Award from the USS Constitution Museum for his work as a naval scholar.
New York: Public Affairs, 2018. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. vii, , 301,  pages. Notes. Index. Inscribed by the author on the title page. Inscription reads To Del and Andrea, Enjoy this dark history-- David. Dr. David Priess is Publisher of Lawfare, Chief Operating Officer of the Lawfare Institute, and co-host of the Chatter podcast. He concurrently works as a visiting professor at George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government and a senior fellow at the Schar School’s Michael V. Hayden Center for Intelligence, Policy, and International Security. Priess, who has a Ph.D. in political science from Duke University, served at the CIA as an intelligence officer, a manager, and a daily intelligence briefer during the presidencies of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. He is the author of two books, The President’s Book of Secrets and How to Get Rid of a President. He has appeared often in national media like CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and NPR to discuss the presidency, national security, and intelligence issues and has written on the same topics for many national publications.
San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., 2004. Second Edition, Updated and Expanded [stated] . Second printing [stated]. Trade paperback. Format is approximately 6.75 inches by 9.25 inches. xxiii, , 240,  pages. Select Bibliography. Index. Signed by the author on the half-title page. Ira Chaleff is the author of the award winning book, The Courageous Follower: Standing Up To and For Our Leaders. He is one of a handful of leadership development thinkers to focus on the impact that followers? attitudes, actions and inactions have on the quality of leadership and organizational integrity and performance. Ira has conducted workshops on Leader-Follower relations for a wide range of complex organizations and Leadership Development Programs including AARP, NASA, Ernst & Young, The Federal Judiciary, The Department of Agriculture, Department of Interior University, The FBI National Academy, The Office of Personnel Management, The Brookings Institute and a range of private and public sector companies. He is a member of the planning committee that sponsored the first national conference on Followership "Rethinking Followership: New Perspectives, Paradigms and Practices" hosted by the Kravis Leadership Institute and the Drucker/Ito Graduate School of Management at Claremont University. Ira and his colleagues at Executive Coaching & Consulting Associates use their understanding of leader-follower dynamics to enrich the executive coaching they conduct for individuals and senior management teams in the private and public sectors. Ira holds a degree in Applied Behavioral Science and is adjunct faculty at Georgetown University. He has been named one of the 100 best consultants in the US by Executive Excellence magazine.
New York: Random House, 1980. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing thus per Random House convention. Hardcover. xiv, , 304 pages. Illustrations. Footnotes. Introduction by Herman Wouk. Afterword. Index. DJ and boards/edges have some wear. Red symbol on bottom edge. Previous owner's bookplate on fep with name blanked out. Although 30-year-old Lt. Col. Jonathan Netanyahu, brother of an Israeli prime minister, was killed in battle during Israel's 1976 daring hostage rescue mission in Africa, his personal reflections live on in these letters written to his family and friends. Yonatan "Yoni" Netanyahu (March 13, 1946 – July 4, 1976) was an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) officer who commanded the elite commando unit Sayeret Matkal during Operation Entebbe, an operation to rescue hostages held at Entebbe Airport in Uganda in 1976. The mission was successful, with 102 of the 106 hostages rescued, but Netanyahu was killed in action—the only IDF fatality during the operation. The eldest son of the Israeli professor Benzion Netanyahu, Yonatan was born in New York City and spent much of his youth in the United States, where he attended high school. After serving in the IDF during the Six-Day War of 1967, he briefly attended Harvard University before transferring to Jerusalem's Hebrew University in 1968; soon thereafter he left his studies and returned to the IDF. He joined Sayeret Matkal in the early 1970s and was awarded the Medal of Distinguished Service for his conduct in the Yom Kippur War of 1973. Operation Entebbe was renamed "Operation Yonatan" in his honor. Benjamin Netanyahu, has been Prime Minister of Israel. Benjamin and their younger brother, Iddo Netanyahu, served in Sayeret Matkal.
New York: Arcade Publishing [an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.], 2014. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xiv, , 285,  pages. Frontis illustration Illustrations. Appendix. Notes. Related ephemera laid in. At the age of 19, German-born Mr. Wolff was drafted by Uncle Sam and later found himself en route back to Europe as part of a special unit known as The Ritchie Boys. It was comprised of many refugees like himself whose language skills and inside knowledge of Germany and Axis countries made them ideal U.S. intelligence officers and operatives. We learn through his letters that Mr. Wolff’s Army journey included training at Camp Ritchie in Maryland, where he became an interpreter and found his calling as an intelligence officer. He was among nearly 16,000 fellow Jewish and European refugees who were fluent in German, French, Italian, Polish, and other languages — and who could understand the culture and psyche of military enemies. They became known for their interrogation and psychological warfare efforts in Europe, contributing to the Allies’ victory. Many in this covert strategic unit continued to serve post-war as translators and interrogators, including Mr. Wolff. After Germany’s unconditional surrender, he served at several POW camps registering and interviewing prisoners, and ferreting out high-ranking Nazis who were sent to trial in Nuremberg. Wolff was also one of a few from his unit selected to classify and translate Mussolini’s documents following the dictator’s death. The letters sent home at this time painted a picture of war-ravaged Europe through the eyes of one who was spared. The letters constitute both a war journal and a means by which Ms. Feld gained great insights into her father.
New York: Routledge, 2012. Presumed First Paperback Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. xxi, , 335,  pages. Minor top corner wear. Notes. Appendix. Index. Author Kubbig's business card laid in. Card signed/inscribed by this editor. Bernd W. Kubbig is Project Director at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt and Adjunct Professor at Goethe University, Frankfurt. Since 2006 he has coordinated the international expert groups “Multilateral Study Group on the Establishment of a Missile Free Zone in the Middle East” and Academic Peace Orchestra Middle East. He specializes in U.S. Foreign and Security Policy, especially on the Middle East, missile defense, and space. Sven-Eric Fikenscher currently serves as an expert rapporteur with the Global Relations Forum’s International Task Force on the Future of the Nuclear Deal with Iran. From 2015 to 2016, he was an associate with the Project on Managing the Atom at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. From 2012 to 2015 he was a research fellow with the International Security Program and the Project on Managing the Atom at the Belfer Center.
Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2009. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xi, , 274 pages. Illustrations. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Minor trimming at top of half-title page. This is one of the Sports and American Culture Series that was edited by the renown Bruce Clayton. Jerry Mileur was born in Murphysboro, IL in 1934. He developed a love of politics, baseball, and puns, and was devoted to his home state and its history. He went to college and graduate school at his beloved Southern Illinois University. He earned his bachelor’s degree in speech communication in 1955 and a doctorate in government in 1971. He joined the Political Science faculty of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1967 where his teaching and research focused on U.S. political parties and elections. He taught at UMass for 37 years during which time he advised a large number of doctoral students, was chair of the Department of Political Science, was awarded the UMass Amherst Chancellor’s Medal, and founded the Jackie Robinson Initiative which marked the 50th anniversary of baseball’s integration. He was an accomplished author and editor. Some knew Jerry for his love of baseball. He was the long-time owner of the Harrisburg Senators until 1994. Others will remember Jerry for his dedication to the St. Louis Cardinals, a love that was kindled by his much-loved grandfather August Willi. Jerry published two books on the Cardinals and his third volume was completed just a few days before his death. Others will think about his collections of political memorabilia and extensive frog collection which he kept at his home in Hadley affectionately named “Frogs Folly.”.
Washington DC: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 2005. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. Format is approximately 8.5 inches by 8.5 inches. , iv, 80 pages. Illustrations. Cover has minor wear, sticker residue and soiling. Letter from the Director Sara J. Bloomfield. Introduction by Margaret Peterson. Sections by Erika Eckstut, Frank Ephraim, Manya Friedman, Fritz Glucksetin, Nesse Godin, Pete Philipps, Charlene Schiff, Flora Singer, Esther Starobin, and Rabbi Joseph Weiner. Illustrations. Some of the contents are identified as works of fiction--the others are nonfiction. This is one of the publications that marked the 10th anniversary of the Holocaust Museum, which was dedicated in 1993. The Museum offers its survivor volunteers the Memory Project writing workshop as a means of recounting their experiences, whether in biographical accounts or in fictional form. These workshops have met the needs of many survivors who wanted to tell their story but who had not previously had the right place or time to do so.
New York: DC Comics, 2003. Compilation Edition (originally publes in single magazine form in Green Arrow 16-21). Hardcover. 175,  pages. Illustrations (most in color). Cover has some tear at the top of the front board. Boldly signed by Brad Meltzer on the title page. Introduction by Senator Patrick Leahy. Cast of Characters. Photograph. Grays of Shade. Grundy No Like Arrows in Face! Superfriends. Kryptonite. Fatherood. Cover Gallery. Setchbook. A Word from the Author by Brad Meltzer. Original Pitch and First Issue Script. Afterwoord by Greg Rucka. Green Arrow and his sidekick Arsenal try to gather artifacts that lead to revealing the true identity of the Emerald Archer. Brad Meltzer (born April 1, 1970) is an American novelist, non-fiction writer, TV show creator, and comic book author. His novels touch on the political thriller, legal thriller and conspiracy fiction genres, while he has also written superhero fiction for DC Comics and a series of short biographies of prominent people. Meltzer graduated from Columbia Law School, and was selected to the Columbia Law Review. He created a six-issue story arc for DC Comics' Green Arrow #16–21 (October 2002 – April 2003). In 2014, Brad Meltzer's Lost History premiered on History's H2 network, with Meltzer hosting. Lost History presents both solved and unsolved cases and success stories where Americans have helped find missing historic objects such as the Ground Zero flag from 9/11 and the original Wright Brothers flying machine patent. Viewers submitted tips online, in an effort to the return of these treasures. In 2016, Meltzer hosted America's 9/11 Flag: Rose from the Ashes, which recounts how Lost History located and authenticated the missing 9/11 flag.
London: Peter Owen, 1989. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 75,  pages. Some page discoloration noted. DJ has some wear and soiling. Set in Guatemala, these spare and beautiful tales are linked by themes of magic, violence, and the fragility of existence. Paul Bowle’s translation perfectly captures Rey Rosa’s stories of the haunted lives of ordinary people in present-day Central America. “A genuinely surprising and original set of stories…a sense of violent unease shading into terror drifts up from every line…his writing has a sharp, almost sadistic edge.”—The Times Literary Supplement “Compelling in the extreme…these twelve tales (that) boast of hidden dangers and lurking terrors, are written in a deceptively undramatic style, with masterful restraint. Stories that continue to disturb and delight long after they are laid to rest."—Blitz. Paul Frederic Bowles (December 30, 1910 – November 18, 1999) was an American expatriate composer, author, and translator. He became associated with the Moroccan city of Tangier, where he settled in 1947 and lived for 52 years to the end of his life. He studied music with Aaron Copland, and in New York wrote music for theatrical productions, as well as other compositions. He achieved critical and popular success with his first novel The Sheltering Sky (1949), set in French North Africa, which he had visited in 1931. In 1947, Bowles settled in Tangier, at that time in the Tangier International Zone, and his wife Jane Bowles followed in 1948. Except for winters spent in Ceylon during the early 1950s, Tangier was Bowles's home for the remainder of his life. He came to symbolize American immigrants in the city.
Charlottesville: Virginia Arts of the Book Center Press, 2009. Limited Edition (number 4/50 on last page). Hardcover. Format approximately 4 inches by 6.75 inches. Unpaginated (28 pages). No dust jacket present (may not have been issued). Signed by both the author and illustrator on the title page. Very rare early published compendium by emerging poetic force and award-winning illustrator. Contents include: After the Party, On Plenitude, Metropolitan, the Consolations of Philosophy, After Love, Charlie Chaplin, and Nineteenth Symphony. Handsome and well made example of a finely produced specialty volume. This volume was printed on the letterpress and handbound at Virginia Arts of the Book Center, Charlottesville, in the summer of 2009. The text was set in Cambria and printed from polymer plates made by Boxcar Press of Syracuse, NY. The paper used was Hahnemuhle photo rag 100% cotton, smooth. Ryan Fox is a graduate of the University of Missouri, and received his MFA from the University of Virginia. The poems in this volume first appears in New Orleans Review, Columbia, Caketrain, and New Ohio Review. Jeff Pike is a Professor of Communication Design program of the College & Graduate School of art, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Lois. He worked in Charlottesville while on sabbatical.