Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1916. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. Frontis illustration. Illustrations. Index. Cover has some wear. Tear at top of spine glued back in place. Bottom frayed. Front hinge weak and restrengthened with glue. Richard Watson Gilder (February 8, 1844 – November 19, 1909) was an American poet and editor. Gilder was born on February 8, 1844. During the American Civil War, he enlisted in the state's Emergency Volunteer Militia in Landis' Philadelphia Battery at the time of the Lee's 1863 invasion of Pennsylvania. After the Battle of Gettysburg, Gilder was mustered out. He became a reporter on the Newark (New Jersey) Advertiser. In 1870, he became editor of Hours at Home, a monthly magazine published by Scribner's. It merged with Scribner's Monthly. Gilder became editor. In November 1881, the monthly was renamed as The Century Magazine, and Gilder remained its editor until his death. Gilder took an active interest in all public affairs, especially those which tend towards reform and good government. He was one of the founders of the Society of American Architects, of the Authors' Club, and of the International Copyright League. He was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He was a close friend of George MacDonald, Scottish poet, author, and preacher. Gilder received the degree of LL.D. from Dickinson College in 1883. Gilder was a member of the Simplified Spelling Board. He was a leader in the organization of the Citizens' Union, a founder and the first president of the Kindergarten Association, and of the New York Association for the Blind. Gilder was chairman of the first Tenement House Commission in New York City.
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Charlottesville, VA: The University Press of Virginia, 1968. Second printing [stated]. Wraps. , 35, , and an 18 page Plates section, plus covers. Illustrations. Suggested Reading. Cover has slight wear and soiling. Published for The Folger Shakespeare Library. This is one of the Folger Booklets on Tudor and Stuart Civilization. Boies Penrose II (1902-1976) was a Philadelphia collector, writer and lecturer, and a nephew of U.S. Senator Boies Penrose (1860-1921). Throughout his life, Boies Penrose II was fortunate to have sufficient funds, and "never engaging in business, [he] devoted his life to scholarly pursuits, becoming a collector of books, manuscripts and maps of a geographical nature relating to Tudor and Stuart times". He was an active member of Philadelphia's intellectual community, serving on the boards of the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, the Library Company of Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Zoological Society. At the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Penrose served as board member, vice-president, president (1961-1974) and president emeritus. According to Wainwright, "early in his career with the Society, he established the Boies Penrose fund for the collecting of photographs of Old Philadelphia, which eventuated into an immensely valuable collection". Collecting and traveling led to writing. The best known of his books was “Travel and Discovery in the Renaissance, 1420–1620,” published by Harvard University Press in 1952 and reprinted in paperback by Atheneum Publishers. The book summarizes 200 years of explorations and voyaging by a gallery of Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, French and English adventurers, merchants and missionaries, many of them little known. Studied East Indies A past president of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, he also edited several books. Among them were “Sea Fights in the East Indies in the Years 1602–1639,” published by Harvard in 1931. With Michael Strachan he was editor of “The East India Journals of Captains Kieling and Bonner,” which appeared in 1971.
London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1927. Signed and numbered Limited First U. K. Edition, Number 44 of 200. Hardcover. Format is approximately 5.25 inches by 7.75 inches. , 140 pages. Sticker at back cover. Bookplate of Roland Keith Young inside front cover, featuring the image of a penguin. He was a noted artist. James Bernard Fagan (18 May 1873 – 17 February 1933) was an Irish-born actor, theatre manager, producer and playwright in England. After turning from the law to the stage, Fagan began an acting career, including four years from 1895 to 1899 with Herbert Beerbohm Tree's company at Her Majesty's Theatre. He then began writing plays, returning eventually to acting during World War I. In 1920 he took over London's Court Theatre as a Shakespearean playhouse and soon began to produce plays at other West End theatres. His adaptation of Treasure Island in 1922 was a hit and became an annual Christmas event. He was the first manager of the Oxford Playhouse for several years in the 1920s. As a producer, he popularized Anton Chekhov and Seán O'Casey in Britain. In 1929, he was a director of the Festival Theatre, Cambridge. Several of his plays were adapted for film, and he moved to Hollywood in his last years. At the Oxford, Fagan produced Full Moon, the first play by Emlyn Williams, and gave him a role in his own play, And So to Bed (1926), based on the life of Samuel Pepys, in London. The Play of Samuel Pepys, father of British Admiralty, is set after Pepys makes his last entry in his diary. Originally produced at the Queen's Theatre, London and starring Allan Jeayes and Edmund Gwenn. A musical adaptation of J.B. Fagan’s famous play, And So To Bed opened in London in October 1951.
Hicksville, NY: Exposition Press, Inc., 1976. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. 144 pages. Illustrations. DJ has some wear and soiling. Foreword by Lenora Holder-Bryant. A Note about the Author. Introduction by Randolph S. Jagdeo. Inscribed and dated on the fep by the author. Inscription reads "To Julia Singham Peace/Love/Togetherness Marie S. Moore 10/28/1978". The author's name, address and phone number are written on the rear end paper. The author came to the United States in 1949 from Barbados in the British West Indies. Her first published book was Moods, Tears, and Music, which was a collection of poems and music. This is her second book. Her work had been recognized by Mrs. Martin Luther King, Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, Senator Edward Kennedy, Senator Robert Kennedy, John Lindsay and Abraham Beame. Her work is being continued through the Marie Shepherd-Moore Educational Fund, Inc., a not-for-profit organization. She was a life-long student who also worked as a seamstress and also as a public relations specialist. She became noted for her humanitarian efforts.
New York: Theatre Arts, Inc., 1937. Presumed First Edition, First printing this issue. Wraps. m 83,  pages plus covers. Profusely illustrated. Front cover torn at bottom spine, Cover has other wear, tears, soiling and chips. Theatre Arts Magazine, sometimes titled Theatre Arts or Theatre Arts Monthly, was a magazine published from November 1916 to January 1964. It was established by author and critic Sheldon Warren Cheney. Cheney established the magazine as a quarterly publication with the support of the Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts, which provided him with a workspace and financial support. The society's support proved short-lived. When the United States entered World War I, censorship of German art became common. Cheney criticized this practice in the magazine's August 1917 issue, leading the society to drop its support. Cheney responded by moving the magazine to New York City. Cheney served as the magazine's editor until 1921. With Cheney's departure, Edith J.R. Isaacs took over as the lead editor. In 1924, the name of the magazine changed to Theatre Arts Monthly, and its frequency of publication increased to match the new title. In 1939 the name was changed again to Theatre Arts. As an editor, Isaacs included arts such as music and dance in her view of "theatre". She supported the Little Theatre Movement and the establishment of the American National Theater and Academy. She publicized emerging artists, including Martha Graham, Robert Edmond Jones, Donald Oenslager, Eugene O'Neill, and Thornton Wilder. In 1948 the magazine was sold it to another publication, Stage, which merged with it, keeping the Theatre Arts name.
Durham, United Kingdom: The Pentland Press, 1996. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xii, 195,  pages. Illustrations. Preface, six chapters, and six selections from Published Works. Inscribed and dated by author in Russian on fep, Viktor Nikitovich Mikhaylov was born on 12 February 1934 in the rural community of Sopronovo in Moscow Oblast. He graduated from the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and worked in the All-Union Scientific Research Institute of Experimental Physics and then in the Scientific Research Institute of Impulse Engineering. In March 1992 he became the head of the Russian Federation Ministry of Atomic Energy. Since December 1992 he has been in charge of scientific operations at the Russian Federal Nuclear Center--the All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Experimental Physics (VNIIEF). He is a doctor of technical sciences, a professor, the author of more than 260 scientific works, a recipient of the Lenin and State prizes, and the founder of the scientific school of the physics of explosive nuclear fission and penetrating radiation single-pulse diagnostics. From 1969 to 1988 Mikhaylov directed the research institute on nuclear impulse technology. He personally oversaw more than 100 nuclear experiments during his directorship. In 1992, Mikhaylov was selected to head the newly formed Ministry of Atomic Energy, or MinAtom. Under his tenure Russia maintained its nuclear infrastructure and saw an increase in international cooperation on atomic energy. From 1999 Mikhaylov led the Institute of Strategic Stability, and from 1992 to 2007 was chairman of RosAtom's consulting division and manager of the Federal center for Nuclear Research.
London, England: Nicholson & Watson, Limited, 1938. Presumed First Edition, Presumed First Printing. Wraps. 16 pages., Illustration. Cover has some wear, tears, and soiling. Inscribed on the title page by the author. Inscription reads: Fredrick the Great from Hector the Grateful. Detroit, December 11th, 1938. Bookplate inside front cover indicates inscription was to Frederick J. Griffiths. This is believed to be the same person who authored Gunston Hall: Home of George Mason. Lorton, Virginia circa 1961. Includes a six page poem entitled "The Queen's Tact", as well as a drawing of Prince Albert and the Queen driving home, and bowing in their carriage. Henry Hector Bolitho (28 May 1897 – 12 September 1974) was a New Zealand author, novelist and biographer, who had 59 books published. Widely traveled, he spent most of his career in England. Hector Bolitho was born and educated in Auckland, New Zealand. He traveled in the South Sea Islands in 1919 and then through New Zealand with the Prince of Wales in 1920. Bolitho lived in Sydney from 1921 to 1923, where he became editor of the Shakespearean Quarterly and literary editor and drama critic of the Evening News in Sydney. He also traveled in Africa, Canada, America, and Germany in 1923-4, finally settling in Britain where he was to remain for the rest of his life. On his arrival in Britain he worked as a freelance journalist. At the start of World War II he joined the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (RAFVR) as an intelligence officer with the rank of squadron leader, editing the Royal Air Force Weekly Bulletin, which in 1941 became the Royal Air Force Journal. In 1942 he was appointed editor of the Coastal Command Intelligence Review.
New York, N.Y. PublicAffairs, 2006. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xi, , 291,  pages. Inscribed and dated by the author on the half-title page. Signing event ephemera laid in. Includes Foreword by President Bill Clinton, as well as Illustrations, Epilogue, Acknowledgments/Photo Credits, and Index. Chapters include The Family Business; The Emperor and the General; All Bubbles Must Burst; A Recipe for a Coup; The Bitter Caviar of Exile; Jeitinho; Change, Now!; Kings of the Jungle; A Real President; Remember Everything I Wrote; The Samba Effect; and The Land of the Future. Fernando Henrique Cardoso GCB GCTE GCoIISE GColIH GColL GCM RE DMN CYC OMRI (born 18 June 1931), also known by his initials FHC, is a Brazilian sociologist, professor and politician who served as the 34th President of Brazil from 1 January 1995 to 31 December 2002. He was the first Brazilian president to be reelected for a subsequent term. An accomplished scholar of dependency theory noted for his research on slavery and political theory, Cardoso has earned many honors including the Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation (2000) and the Kluge Prize from the US Library of Congress (2012). He was the 10th president of International Sociological Association (1982–1986). Brian Winter is editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly and the vice president for policy at Americas Society/Council of the Americas. A best-selling author, analyst and speaker, Brian has been living and breathing Latin American politics for the past 20 years.
New York, N.Y. Simon and Schuster, 1968. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. ,250,  pages. DJ has some soiling and small chips and tears. An excerpt from this book has, before publication, won the Paris Review Humor Prize. Mordecai Richler (January 27, 1931 – July 3, 2001) was a Canadian writer. His best known works are The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1959) and Barney's Version (1997). His 1970 novel St. Urbain's Horseman and 1989 novel Solomon Gursky Was Here were shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He is also well known for the Jacob Two-Two children's fantasy series. In addition to his fiction, Richler wrote numerous essays about the Jewish community in Canada, and about Canadian and Quebec nationalism. Richler's Oh Canada! Oh Quebec! (1992), a collection of essays about nationalism and anti-Semitism, generated considerable controversy.
London: Frederick Warne and Co., c1890. Revised and Re-edited. Hardcover. , xi, , 418,  pages. With steel portraits and woodcuts. Rebound in red. Spine faded. Hinges weak. Some page foxing. Some marks to pages. With 5 Chapters titles as follows: Turf Worthies, Exmoor to Wit, Turf Cracks, Stag, Drag and Flag, Horn & Hound. Frontis portrait/engraving of Richard Tattersall and title page engraved portrait vignette of jockey "Nat". Henry Hall Dixon (16 May 1822, Warwick Bridge – 16 March 1870, Kensington) was an English sporting writer known by his nom de plume, "The Druid". Henry Hall Dixon was born at Warwick Bridge, Cumberland, on 16 May 1822, and was educated at Rugby School and at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated in 1846. He took up the profession of the law, but, though called to the bar in 1853, soon returned to sporting journalism, in which he had already made a name for himself, and began to write regularly for The Sporting Magazine, in the pages of which appeared three of his novels, Post and Paddock (1856), Silk and Scarlet (1859), and Scott and Sebright (1862). He also published a legal compendium entitled The Law of the Farm (1858), which ran through several editions. His other more important works were Field and Fern (1865), giving an account of the herds and flocks of Scotland, and Saddle and Sirloin (1870), treating in the same manner those of England. Richard Tattersall (June 1724 – 21 February 1795) was the founder of the racehorse auctioneers Tattersalls.
New York, N.Y. Arcade Publishing, Inc., 1999. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 216 pages. DJ has minor wear and soiling. Includes Introduction, Epilogue, and Thanks. Gift inscription (in Hebrew) not from the author. Translation of this gift inscription reads: To Joe and Gayle, Beyond thanks for the warm hospitality, I have found fellow travelers on this wonderful, and sometimes puzzling, journey. Gershon Naveh. Chapters include The Hill of Springtime; The Walls of Jerusalem; The Bay of Hope; Generations; Passions; A Year in Moscow; and Returning to the Beginning. Shimon Peres (born Szymon Perski; 2 August 1923 – 28 September 2016) was an Israeli politician who served as the ninth President of Israel (2007–2014), the Prime Minister of Israel (twice), and the Interim Prime Minister, in the 1970s to the 1990s. He was a member of twelve cabinets and represented five political parties in a political career spanning 70 years. Peres was elected to the Knesset in November 1959 and except for a three-month-long hiatus, was in office until 2007. As Israel moved into its sixth decade as an independent state, former prime minister and Nobel Peace Prize winner Peres takes a sober but loving look at his country. To give that assessment an added dimension, Peres had the ingenious idea--since Israel is a country where past, present, and future coincide and ghosts abound--of taking with him on his "imaginary voyage" Theodor Herzl, the founder of Zionism and the spiritual father of Israel. Despite the decades that separate the two men, and despite their differing visions, they visit together key places throughout the country that Herzel had known only as "dreams in the desert."
Toronto, Ontario: McClelland and Stewart, 1986. Second printing [stated]. Hardcover. 368 pages. Includes 30 black and white illustrations of Levesque and his associates. Signed by the author on the half title page. Includes Translator's Note, Acknowledgments, and Foreword. Topics covered include Leavetaking; Once Upon a Time...; Times of Apocalypse; Our Far-Flung Correspondent; The So-Called Quiet Revolution; Option Quebec; First Term of Office; and Winner Lose All; these sections are comprised of 43 chapters. René Lévesque GOQ (August 24, 1922 – November 1, 1987) was a Canadian politician and journalist who served as premier of Quebec from 1976 to 1985, the 23rd since Confederation. Starting his career as a reporter, and radio and television host, he later became known for his eminent role in Quebec's nationalization of hydro, and as an ardent defender of Quebec sovereignty. He was the founder of the Parti Québécois, and before that, a Liberal minister in the Lesage government from 1960 to 1966 and the first Québécois political leader since Confederation to attempt, through a referendum, to negotiate the political independence of Quebec. Philip Stratford (October 13, 1927 – April 23, 1999) was a Canadian translator, professor and poet. Winner of the 1988 Governor General’s Award, Stratford was also well recognized for his translations of works by Antoine Maillet, René Lévesque and Robert Melaçon and published articles on English and French-Canadian literature and translation. He has been collected by libraries.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1960. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. 22 cm. 287,  pages, illustrations, DJ worn, torn, and chipped, erasure on front endpaper. Ink marks noted. Inscribed and dated by Brandt on title page. Willy Brandt (born Herbert Ernst Karl Frahm; 18 December 1913 – 8 October 1992) was a German politician and statesman who was leader of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) from 1964 to 1987 and served as Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) from 1969 to 1974. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1971 for his efforts to strengthen cooperation in western Europe through the EEC and to achieve reconciliation between West Germany and the countries of Eastern Europe. He was the first Social Democrat chancellor since 1930. Fleeing to Norway and then Sweden during the Nazi regime and working as a left-wing journalist, he took the name Willy Brandt as a pseudonym to avoid detection by Nazi agents, and then formally adopted the name in 1948. Brandt was originally considered one of the leaders of the right wing of the SPD, and earned initial fame as Governing Mayor of West Berlin. He served as Foreign Minister and as Vice Chancellor in Kurt Georg Kiesinger's cabinet, and became chancellor in 1969. As chancellor, he maintained West Germany's close alignment with the United States and focused on strengthening European integration in western Europe, while launching the new policy of Ostpolitik aimed at improving relations with Eastern Europe. Brandt was controversial on the right wing, for his Ostpolitik, and on the left wing, for his support of American policies, including the Vietnam War.
New York, N.Y. Hyperion, 2007. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xviii, 332 pages. Signed by Caroline Kennedy on the title page. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrations. Contents were selected and Introduced by Caroline Kennedy. Includes "We Need a Little Christmas'' by Jerry Herman; Letter to Santa by Caroline Kennedy, and Introduction (also by Caroline Kennedy). Contents are divided into sections: The Gracious Time; Deck the Halls; Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town; Away in a Manger; Joy to the World; Hark! The Herald Angels Sing--Hail the Heav'n Born Prince of Peace (Christmas in Wartime); We Wish You a Merry Christmas: The Christmas Feast; O Come, All Ye Faithful; and Winter Wonderland. Also contains Acknowledgments and Credits. In this book, Caroline Kennedy shares poetry, prose, scriptural passages, and lyrics, drawing on authors as diverse as Truman Capote, Groucho Marx, Martin Luther King Jr., John and Yoko, and Charles Dickens. There are many treasures throughout, including a young Caroline's Christmas list to Santa Claus, and a letter from President John F. Kennedy to a child concerned about Santa's well-being. This unique anthology will enrich your heart and mind with the spirit of Christmas. Also concludes selections from Bill Collins, Emma Lazarus, Mark Twain, Sandra Cisneros, David Sedaris, Pearl S. Buck, Gabriala Mistral, Ogden Nash, Clement Clarke Moore, Vladimir Nabokov, Marianne Moore, Calvin Trillin, E. B. White, and many more.
New York, N.Y. Wyndham Books, 1979. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 254,  pages. Signed and dated by Peres on the second free end paper. Includes Preface. Includes chapters on David Ben-Gurion; Levi Eshkol; Berl Katznelson; Nathan Alterman; Ernst David Bergmann; Moshe Haviv; Yonatan Netanyahu. Of all the personalities Shimon Peres has met during his many years in Israeli politics, there are a few men who have added excitement to his own life and to the country they have helped to create. Mr. Peres has chosen to recall seven of these men: David Ben-Gurion, whom he considers the greatest Jew of his generation; Levi Eshkol, who succeeded Ben-Gurion as premier; Berl Katznelson, the spiritual guide of the early Zionist movement; the poet Nathan Alterman; Ernst David Bergmann, an important scientist and former chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission in the Prime Minister's office; Moshe Haviv, who helped found the Rafi Party; and Yonatan Netanyahu, the heroic commando soldier who was killed leading the Entebbe raid. This book is a moving tribute both to them, and to the remarkable nation that has produced such outstanding individuals. Shimon Peres (born Szymon Perski; 2 August 1923 – 28 September 2016) was an Israeli politician who served as the ninth President of Israel (2007–2014), the Prime Minister of Israel (twice), and the Interim Prime Minister, in the 1970s to the 1990s. He was a member of twelve cabinets and represented five political parties in a political career spanning 70 years. Peres was elected to the Knesset in November 1959 and except for a three-month-long hiatus in early 2006, was in office continuously until 2007.
Guilford, CT: The Lyons Press, 2007. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xxiii, , 312 pages. Endpaper map. Prologue. Introduction. Seventeen Chapters. Epilogue. Appendix A: How It All Started: The Historic Frisch-Peierls Memorandum. Appendix B: Glossary of Terms. Index. Al J. Venter birthname Albertus Johannes Venter (born 25 November 1938) is a South African war journalist, documentary filmmaker, and author of more than fifty books who also served as an Africa and Middle East correspondent for Jane's International Defence Review. Venter has reported on a number of wars in Africa, starting with the Nigerian Civil War in 1965. He has published two books on nuclear proliferation, in particular from South Africa to Iran. In the 1970s, Venter also reported in Uganda while under the reign of Idi Amin. Venter cumulatively spent several years reporting on events in the Middle East, fluctuating between Israel and a beleaguered Lebanon torn by factional Islamic/Christian violence. He was with the Israeli invasion force when they entered Beirut in 1982. He covered hostilities in Rhodesia, the Sudan, Angola, the South African Border War, the Congo as well as Portuguese Guinea,. He also spent time in Somalia with the US Army helicopter air wing in the early 1990s. He wrote one of the first books on the developing guerrilla wars in Central and Southern Africa. That was The Terror Fighters, published by the British company Purnells in Cape Town in 1969.
New York, N.Y. St. Martin's Press, 1999. First United States Edition, presumed first printing. Hardcover. xx, 412 pages. Small DJ flap tear. Signing event ephemera laid in. The author signed this book on the title page. Endpaper map. List of Illustrations, Preface, Introduction, Conclusion, and Index. The 35 chapters cover Roots; My Childhood; My Education; Law, Community and Politics; Parliament; John Vorster's Cabinet; Ministerial Career; The Split in the National Party; The Tricameral Parliament; The Constitutional Future of Black South Africans; The Total Onslaught; My Election as Leader of the National Party; President Botha's Departure from Politics; The First Months of My Presidency; The Pretoria Minute and the Birth of the New National Party; Violence and Operation Vula; Peace Initiatives and Commissions; Codesa 1; Governing the Country and the Referendum; Codesa II and Mass Action; The Record of Understanding; The Steyn Investigation; The Multiparty Negotiating Forum, Atom Bombs and Assassination; Progress Towards the Interim Constitution; The Nobel Peace Prize; The Zulus Ask for Independence; The Collapse of the Freedom Alliance; The IFP Comes on Board; The Election and the End of National Party Rule; The Government of National Unity; The New Constitution, Withdrawal from the Government of National Unity, Opposition and Retirement; Truth and Reconciliation; and With the Advantage of Hindsight. On becoming State President of South Africa in 1989, F. W. de Klerk set about dismantling apartheid. By releasing Mandela from prison in February 1990, he set in motion a chain of events which would lead to the first fully democratic elections in South Africa's history, on 27 April 1994.
New York: HarperCollinsPublishers, 1996. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xii, 564 pages. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Foreword, Illustrations, Afterword, Sources and Bibliography (with 7 subelements), Source Notes, Table of Cases, and Index. Inscribed by the author on the fep--"Irv, Don't let the Ox-fordians get you down. Best Wishes. Liva." Liva Baker (1930-2007) was a freelance writer and author of numerous books related to legal history. Her books included biographies of Supreme Court justices Felix Frankfurter and Oliver Wendell Holmes, as well as works on the topics of women's education, the U.S. Supreme Court’s Miranda decision, and the desegregation of public schools in New Orleans, Louisiana. Florence Olivia Baker, known as Liva, was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. She received her B.A. in English from Smith College in 1953 and a M.A. degree in Journalism from Columbia University in 1955. After a brief stint with New York Newsday, Baker moved to Washington, DC, where and joined the staff of National Geographic magazine. She left the magazine in 1965, and her first book, a children’s book about world religions, was published two years later. In 1969, Baker's biography of Supreme Court Felix Frankfurter was published, which was followed by a book about the legacy women's colleges in the United States, I'm Radcliffe! Fly Me!: The Seven Sisters and the Failure of Women's Education (1976). Baker’s other books on U.S. legal history included Miranda: Crime, Law and Politics, The Justice From Beacon Hill: The Life and Times of Oliver Wendell Holmes and The Second Battle of New Orleans: The Hundred-Year Struggle to Integrate the Schools.
London, England: Chatto & Windus, 2004. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xiv, 321,  pages. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Signed and inscribed by Cherie Blair on the title page. Inscription reads: To Cheryl Aridson, Best Wishes, Cherie Blair. Includes List of Illustrations; Introduction by Cherie Booth; Conclusion: The Goldfish Bowl, by Cherie Booth; Acknowledgments; Select Bibliography; Notes; and Index. Chapters cover Clarissa Eden, 1955-57; Dorothy Macmillan, 1957-63; Elizabeth Home, 1963-64; Mary Wilson, 1964-70, 1974-76; Audrey Callaghan, 1976-79; Denis Thatcher, 1979-90; and Norma Major, 1990-97. The book contains a total of 22 black and white illustrations after page 114 of Clarissa Churchill and Anthony Eden; Dorothy and Harold Macmillan; and Elizabeth Home and Alec Douglas. There are also a total of 30 black and white illustrations after page 194 of Mary Wilson, Audrey Callaghan, Denis Thatcher, and Norma Major. Based on personal interviews, diaries and letters, and the accounts of surviving spouses, families, friends, and colleagues, the story begins with three Conservatives, Clarissa Eden, Dorothy Macmillan, and Elizabeth Home. Then comes a shift, with the Labor governments and the different backgrounds and attitudes of Mary Wilson and Audrey Callaghan, before the contrasting experiences of Denis Thatcher and Norma Major. Set against the flow of dramatic events on the world stage, from Suez to the Cold War, through the Thatcher yeas and their aftermath, this book explores the pressures of life in the "goldfish bowl", and offers insight into the "practical marriage" and the changing role of the leader's spouse.
New York: Bellwether Publishing Company, Inc., 1967. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. xi, , 1012 pages. Charts. Tables. Maps. Illustrations. Chronology. Selected Bibliography. Index. DJ has wear, tears, soiling and chips. Dr. Harry A. Ploski was best known for his reference work on African-Americans. Dr. Ploski was born in Queens on July 16, 1924. Dr. Ploski was the editor, writer and publisher of the first major reference book on Black Americans, The Negro Almanac, first published in 1967. Harry's interest in child psychology and Civil Rights in the early 60s steered him in the direction to create the reference work. In 1964, Dr. Ploski was on hand with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. when King received his Nobel Prize in Norway. Dr. Ploski's Negro Almanac was awarded recognition as an outstanding reference work of 1967. Harry was a combat Marine during WWII in the South Pacific where he fought in such places as Guadalcanal and Bouganville Island. Through the GI Bill, Harry received his Bachelor's Degree from New York University in 1951, and a Doctorate in Psychology in 1955. Dr. Ploski had positions as Associate Professor at both Yeshiva University and NYU for project "APEX" while maintaining a private practice and periodically updating the Negro Almanac: A Reference Work on the African-American. Dr. Brown was awarded a Ph.D. After completing his doctorate, Brown joined the School of Education at New York University where he became a full professor. He was a faculty member at NYU for more than twenty-five years. In 1960 while at New York University, Brown became the director of the Institute of Afro-American Affairs and remained its director until 1967.
New York, N.Y. Harper & Row, Publishers, 1984. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 294 pages. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Minor fep discoloration (bookplate removed?) Signed by the author, Saul Bellow, on the front free endpaper. The book includes five stories: Him with His Foot in His Mouth; What Kind of Day did You Have?; Zetland: By a Character Witness; A Silver Dish; and Cousins. Saul Bellow (born Solomon Bellows; 10 June 1915 – 5 April 2005) was a Canadian-American writer. For his literary work, Bellow was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the Nobel Prize for Literature, and the National Medal of Arts. He is the only writer to win the National Book Award for Fiction three times and he received the National Book Foundation's lifetime Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters in 1990. In the words of the Swedish Nobel Committee, his writing exhibited "the mixture of rich picaresque novel and subtle analysis of our culture, of entertaining adventure, drastic and tragic episodes in quick succession interspersed with philosophic conversation, all developed by a commentator with a witty tongue and penetrating insight into the outer and inner complications that drive us to act, or prevent us from acting, and that can be called the dilemma of our age." His best-known works include The Adventures of Augie March, Henderson the Rain King, Herzog, Mr. Sammler's Planet, Seize the Day, Humboldt's Gift and Ravelstein. Bellow was widely regarded as one of the 20th century's greatest authors. Bellow said that of all his characters, Eugene Henderson, of Henderson the Rain King, was the one most like himself.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1968. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xii, 751,  pages. Endpaper maps. Index. DJ is in a plastic sleeve and price clipped. Theodore Reed "T. R." Fehrenbach, Jr. (January 12, 1925 – December 1, 2013) was an American historian, columnist, and the former head of the Texas Historical Commission (1987-1991). He graduated from Princeton University in 1947 and wrote more than twenty books, including the bestseller Lone Star: A History of Texas and Texans and This Kind of War, about the Korean War. Senator John McCain called this book “perhaps the best book ever written on the Korean War”. Secretary of Defense James Mattis said “There’s a reason I recommended T.R. Fehrenbach’s book...that we all pull it out and read it one more time.” Although he served as a U.S. Army officer during the Korean War, his own service is not mentioned in the book. Fehrenbach also wrote for Esquire, The Atlantic, The Saturday Evening Post, and The New Republic. He wrote histories of Texas, Mexico, and the Comanche people. For almost 30 years, he wrote a weekly column on Sundays for the San Antonio Express-News. On August 23, 2013, T.R. Fehrenbach announced that he would retire from writing columns because of declining health.
London, England: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1959. Reprinted in Israel for Weidenfeld & Nicholson--Presumed First U. K. Edition thus, first printing thus. Hardcover. 160 pages. DJ, in a plastic sleeve, is worn, torn, soiled, chipped/pieces missing. Yaël Dayan (born 12 February 1939) is an Israeli politician and author. She served as a member of the Knesset between 1992 and 2003, and from 2008 to 2013 was the chair of Tel Aviv city council. Dayan first made a name for herself as an author and columnist, writing for Yedioth Ahronoth, Ma'ariv, Al HaMishmar and Davar. She has published five novels as well as a memoir of the Six-Day War called Israel Journal: June 1967 and a biography of her father called My Father, His Daughter. Her experiences fighting in the Israeli Army have provided the material for this book. The author wrote this book when she was 19 years old. During her first year of military service she had to do most of her writing between 6 and 6:30 in the morning. She has traveled widely and has also studied law; her hobby is archaeology.
New York, N.Y. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1980. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. , 435,  pages. "With the Compliments of the author" card laid in. Stamp on bottom edge. DJ has small tears at edge. Mordecai Richler (January 27, 1931 – July 3, 2001) was a Canadian writer. His best known works are The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1959) and Barney's Version (1997). His 1970 novel St. Urbain's Horseman and 1989 novel Solomon Gursky Was Here were shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He is also well known for the Jacob Two-Two children's fantasy series. In addition to his fiction, Richler wrote numerous essays about the Jewish community in Canada, and about Canadian and Quebec nationalism. Richler's Oh Canada! Oh Quebec! (1992), a collection of essays about nationalism and anti-Semitism, generated considerable controversy. Joshua Then and Now is about Joshua Shapiro today, and the Joshua he was. His father was a boxer turned honest crook, his mother an erotic dancer whose greatest performance was at Joshua’s bar mitzvah, Joshua has overcome his inauspicious beginnings in the Jewish ghetto of Montreal to become a celebrated television writer and a successful journalist. But Joshua, now middle-aged, is not a happy man. Incapacitated by a freak accident, anguished by the disappearance of his WASP wife, and caught up in a sex scandal, Joshua is besieged by the press and tormented by the ghosts of his youth. Set in Montreal, the novel chronicles the rocky journey we all make between the countries of the past and the present. Raucous, opinionated, tender, Joshua Then and Now is a memorable excursion into Mordecai Richler's comic universe.
New York, N.Y. Alfred A. Knopf, 1974. First American Edition [stated]. Presumed first printing. Hardcover. ,212,  pages. With the compliments of the author card laid in. This book is the first collection of Mordecai Richler's short stories. This book contains fifteen short stories, on subjects as varied as Bond, Why I Write, A Sense of the Ridiculous, Gordon Craig, Writing for the Movies, Notes on an Endangered Species, The Great Comic Book Heroes, The Catskills, Jews in Sport; Intimate Behaviour, Following the Babylonian Talmud, After Maimonides..., With the Trail Smoke Eater in Stockholm, Going Home, Expo 67, "Etes-vous canadien?" Mordecai Richler (January 27, 1931 – July 3, 2001) was a Canadian writer. His best known works are The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1959) and Barney's Version (1997). His 1970 novel St. Urbain's Horseman and 1989 novel Solomon Gursky Was Here were shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He is also well known for the Jacob Two-Two children's fantasy series. In addition to his fiction, Richler wrote numerous essays about the Jewish community in Canada, and about Canadian and Quebec nationalism. Richler's Oh Canada! Oh Quebec! (1992), a collection of essays about nationalism and anti-Semitism, generated considerable controversy.