New York: Penguin Press, 2016. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 500 pages. Frontis illustration. Notes. Index. Ink addition to Index at page 489. The author graduated from Harvard University. Thomas is a contributor to the New Yorker’s website, a former writer and editor for ESPN’s Grantland , and a former fellow at New America. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Vogue , The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker , The Paris Review , and other places. She s the daughter of journalist and Newsweek editor Evan Thomas.
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Edinburgh: W. & A. K. Johnston & G. W. Bacon Ltd. Map. Approximately 5 inches by 7.75 inches per panel, 5 panels by 6 panels on cloth. Sover shows wear and soiling. The Highlands is a historic region of Scotland. Culturally, the Highlands and the Lowlands diverged from the later Middle Ages into the modern period, when Lowland Scots replaced Scottish Gaelic throughout most of the Lowlands. The term is also used for the area north and west of the Highland Boundary Fault, although the exact boundaries are not clearly defined, particularly to the east. The Great Glen divides the Grampian Mountains to the southeast from the Northwest Highlands. The Scottish Gaelic name of A' Ghàidhealtachd literally means "the place of the Gaels" and traditionally, from a Gaelic-speaking point of view, includes both the Western Isles and the Highlands.
Edinburgh: John Bartholomew & Son Ltd. Map. Format is 39 inches by 26 inches, or approximately 6.5 inches by 9.75 inches a panel with 16 panels, folded. Map is cloth. This is one of the Bartholomew Pictorial and Historical Map series. Impressive pictorial map illustrating places and characters in history decorated with the coats of arms of the main cities and towns.
Edinburgh: Albyn Press Ltd. Revised Second Edition. Trade paperback. , 93,  pages, plus fold-out map inside the back cover. Ink notation on Contents page. This was published for Clan House of Edinburgh. This work includes Scottish Names, alphabetically arranged, showing Clan, Sept or Family. Clans of Scotland, alphabetically arranged, with their Septs and dependents. Tartans: Clan and Family Tartans. Regimental Tartans. The Clan Map of Scotland with Castles and Keeps and battles. There is a list of Scottish Sovereigns.
Edinburgh, London: Archibald Constable and Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1806. Hardcover (leather spine). , 180,  pages. Marbled boards and endpapers. Leather spine with gilt. Some foxing noted. Cover has some wear, especially at corners, and soiling. Rare 1st book appearance of Scott's poetry together. This is the first one volume edition of any of his work. Printed by James Ballantyne and Co. Advertisement statement: These Ballads have been already published in different collections, dome in the Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border, others in the Tales of Wonder, and some of both these Miscellanies. They are now first collection into one Volume. The Songs have been written at different times for the Musical Collections of Mr George Thomson and Mr Whyte. He earlier published an idiosyncratic three-volume set of collected ballads of his adopted home region, Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border. This was the first sign from a literary standpoint of his interest in Scottish history.
New York: A. L. Burt. Hardcover (with some leather). Marbled endpapers. 516 pages. Glossary. Frontis illustrations. Two of the Waverley novels bound together. Some page discoloration. Some cover wear and soiling. The Waverley Novels are a long series of novels by Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832). For nearly a century, they were among the most popular and widely read novels in all of Europe. Because Scott did not publicly acknowledge authorship until 1827, the series takes its name from Waverley, the first novel of the series released in 1814. The later books bore the words "by the author of Waverley" on their title pages. The Tales of my Landlord sub-series was not advertised as "by the author of Waverley" and thus is not always included as part of the Waverley Novels series.
London: Rodwell and Martin, 1822. Second Edition [stated]. Presumed First Printing thus. Leather bound. viii, 317,  pages. Marbled endpapers. Birthday note from 1937 pasted to fep. Newspaper clippings on the death of the author pasted onto following free end pages. Pencil notation "Presentation copy (see half-title) by John L. Adolphus, re Sir Walter Scott authorship of "Waverley" etc.]. Inscribed to R. Greene Bradley on the half-title page. Mr. Bradley noted, in 1862, the death of the author in a note also on the half-title page. The author also appears to have added his name in ink to the title page (which does not state the author). John Leycester Adolphus (1795–1862) was an English lawyer, jurist and author. . In 1821 he published "Letters to Richard Heber, Esq.", in which he discussed the authorship of the then anonymous Waverley novels, and fixed it upon Sir Walter Scott. This conclusion was based on the resemblance of the novels in general style and method to the poems acknowledged by Scott.
New York: Basic Books, Inc., 1989. First printing [stated]. Hardcover. xiii, , 320 pages. Abbreviations. Bibliographical Note. Notes. Index. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Dr. Janne E. Nolan chaired the Nuclear Security Working Group and is a faculty member at the Elliott School of International Affairs of the George Washington University. She had extensive experience in national security in government and the private sector, holding senior staff positions in the Department of State and the U.S. Senate. Her 40 years’ experience in national security led her to specialize in military strategy, defense technology policy, nuclear doctrine and ethics. Her books include Guardians of the Arsenal: The Politics of Nuclear Strategy; An Elusive Consensus: Nuclear Weapons and American Security after the Cold War; and Tyranny of Consensus: Discourse and Dissent in American National Security Policy.
New York: Atheneum, 1979. First American Edition [stated], Presumed First Printing. Hardcover. 211,  pages. Chronological table. A Note on Sources. Notes. Index. Corner of fep clipped. Red ink underlining noted. DJ has some wear, tears, and soiling. Richard Ollard (1923–2007) was an English historian and biographer. He is best known for his work on the English Restoration period. He joined the Navy during the Second World War and won an exhibition to New College, Oxford at its conclusion. For twelve years from 1948 to 1959 Ollard taught history at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich in London. In 1960 he joined the publisher Collins as a senior editor, where he worked until his retirement in 1983. After his retirement from Collins he continued to research and publish widely. In 1992 he was awarded the Caird Medal by the Trustees of the National Maritime Museum. In 1997 he was joint winner of the Heywood Hill Prize for a lifetime's contribution to the pleasure of reading.
New York: Peter Bedrick Books, 1989. First American Edition [stated]. Presumed first printing. Hardcover. xviii, 253,  pages. Illustrations. Chronology. Bibliography. References. Notes. Index. Ronald McNair Scott was educated at Cheltenham College and St. John's College, Oxford. As a young man he became a literary critic for the Sunday Times. He later became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and authored two novels. From boyhood he was fascinated by Robert the Bruce, and spent six years researching and writing this book.
New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 1996. Second Edition/Presumed Book Club Edition. Hardcover. xii, , 533,  pages. Map. Illustrations. Notes. Select Bibliography. Index. Minor damp signs and rippling at top of back pages and dust jacket. Carolly Erickson (born January 1, 1943) is an American author of non-fiction and historical fiction. She earned a Ph.D. in medieval history from Columbia University. She spent six years as a college professor before becoming a full-time writer. In 2008, her book The Tsarina's Daughter won the RT Reader's Choice Award. Her eighteen nonfiction books have won her a large international following.
Gaithersburg, MD: Ironwood Press, 1990. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xii, 319,  pages. Maps. Illustrations. Bibliography. Index. Signed by the author on fep. Mary, Queen of Scots (8 December 1542 – 8 February 1587), also known as Mary Stuart or Mary I of Scotland, reigned over Scotland from 14 December 1542 to 24 July 1567. Mary, the only surviving legitimate child of King James V of Scotland, was six days old when her father died and she acceded to the throne. She spent most of her childhood in France while Scotland was ruled by regents, and in 1558, she married the Dauphin of France, Francis. Mary was queen consort of France from his accession in 1559 until his death in December 1560. Widowed, Mary returned to Scotland, arriving in Leith on 19 August 1561. Four years later, she married her half-cousin, Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, and in June 1566 they had a son, James.
New York: Harcourt, Inc., 2001. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. Paul F. Boller Jr. was the first Lyndon B. Johnson Chair in American History at Texas Christian University. His first academic position was at Southern Methodist University, where he taught from 1948 to 1966. In 1966, he accepted a position at the University of Massachusetts at Boston. He accepted the Lyndon B. Johnson Chair at Texas Christian University in 1976. It was at TCU that he came up with a new idea for a book about American presidents. Presidential Anecdotes was unique, presenting short biographical sketches of the presidents followed by stories that illustrated their lives, careers, and personalities. It became a best seller and was followed by other presidentially themed works: Presidential Campaigns, Presidential Wives, Presidential Inaugurations, and Presidential Diversions.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1984. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xii, 420 pages. Notes. Index. DJ has some wear, tears, chips and soiling. Paul F. Boller Jr. was the first Lyndon B. Johnson Chair in American History at Texas Christian University. His first academic position was at Southern Methodist University, where he taught from 1948 to 1966. In 1966, he accepted a position at the University of Massachusetts at Boston. He accepted the Lyndon B. Johnson Chair at Texas Christian University in 1976. It was at TCU that he came up with a new idea for a book about American presidents. Presidential Anecdotes was unique, presenting short biographical sketches of the presidents followed by stories that illustrated their lives, careers, and personalities. It became a best seller and was followed by other presidentially themed works: Presidential Campaigns, Presidential Wives, Presidential Inaugurations, and Presidential Diversions.
New York: Schocken, 2012. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xiii, , 201,  pages. Illustrations. Map. Illustration credits. Chronology. Notes. Index. This is one of the Jewish Encounters series. Jewish Encounters is a collaboration between Schocken and Nextbook, a project devoted to the promotion of Jewish literature, culture, and ideas. Jonathan D. Sarna is the Joseph H. and Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History in the department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University. He is regarded as one of the most prominent historians of American Judaism. Sarna is a prolific author, including the seminal work on the 350th anniversary of the founding of the American Jewish community, American Judaism: A History. The book won the National Jewish Book Award for 2004 and the Publishers Weekly Best Religion Book 2004 award. Sarna received the Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry's Marshall Sklare Award in 2002.
Oakland, CA: The Independent Institute, 2009. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. x, 484,  pages. Illustrations. Notes. Index. Inscribed by the author on the title page. Ivan Eland (born February 23, 1958) is an American defense analyst and author. He is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Center on Peace and Liberty at the Independent Institute. Eland's writings generally propose libertarian and non-interventionist policies. Ivan Eland is the author of Putting "Defense" Back into U.S. Defense Policy (2001), The Empire Has No Clothes: U.S. Foreign Policy Exposed (2004), Recarving Rushmore: Ranking the Presidents on Peace, Prosperity, and Liberty (2008; updated edition 2014) and Partitioning for Peace: An Exit Strategy for Iraq (2009). He has also written essays, including forty-five in-depth studies on national security issues, and numerous popular articles.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2016. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xiv, 560,  pages. Illustrations. Notes. Index. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Name of previous owner on fep. David Jeremiah Barron (born July 7, 1967) is a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and former S. William Green Professor of Public Law at Harvard Law School. He previously served as the Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Office of Legal Counsel at the United States Department of Justice. Barron is known for his controversial legal memo justifying the use of lethal drone strikes against U.S. citizens without judicial process. For his book Waging War: The Clash Between Presidents and Congress, 1776 to ISIS, in February 2017, Barron was named the winner of Norwich University's 2017 Colby Award, which is awarded for works that make major academic contributions to the understanding of military history, intelligence activities, and foreign relations.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1975. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. 25 cm. , 373, , xii,  pages. Illustrations. References. Index. DJ worn, soiled, with tears and chips. Michael Paul Rogin (June 29, 1937 – November 25, 2001) was an American political scientist who taught at the University of California, Berkeley. His intellectual interests included American literature and cinema. His work is notable for its critique of American imperialism, and he was viewed as one of the members of the Berkeley school of political theory. His work, The Intellectuals and McCarthy: The Radical Specter won the Albert J. Beveridge Award from the American Historical Association.
Indianapolis, IN: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1938. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. 334 pages. Frontis illustration. Illustrations. Notes. Sources. Bibliography. Index. Inscribed (to Wood Gray) by the author on the fep. DJ, in a plastic sleeve, has wear and soiling. Derived from a Kirkus review: This is a book that should interest everyone, for this is the story of the terrific battle Tyler, precipitated into the presidency, put up for his ideals of government, and specifically of the battle regarding the national banking problems. Attacked openly and undercover by Clay, disowned by his own party, attacked by a mob, threatened with impeachment, Tyler still held firm. Little has been written about him. This is not a personal biography, but a picture of a man and a period. It has singular resemblances to conditions today.
New York: Doubleday, 1988. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. xiii, , 414 pages. Illustrations. Index, slight soiling to DJ. Signed on the half-title page by Goldwater. Barry Morris Goldwater (January 2, 1909 – May 29, 1998) was an American politician and author who was a Senator from Arizona (1953–1965, 1969–1987) and the Republican Party nominee for president of the United States in 1964. Despite his loss of the 1964 presidential election in a landslide, Goldwater is the politician most often credited with having sparked the resurgence of the American conservative political movement in the 1960s. He also had an impact on the libertarian movement. His views grew more libertarian as he reached the end of his career. A significant accomplishment of his career was the passage of the Goldwater–Nichols Act of 1986. John McCain, praised him as the man who "transformed the Republican Party from an Eastern elitist organization to the breeding ground for the election of Ronald Reagan."
New York: McGraw-Hill, 1964. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. 19 cm. 126,  pages. DJ worn and soiled, small tears and chips to DJ edges. Signed on fep. Barry Morris Goldwater (January 2, 1909 – May 29, 1998) was an American politician and author who was a Senator from Arizona (1953–1965, 1969–1987) and the Republican Party nominee for president of the United States in 1964. Despite his loss of the 1964 presidential election in a landslide, Goldwater is the politician most often credited with having sparked the resurgence of the American conservative political movement in the 1960s. He also had an impact on the libertarian movement. His views grew more libertarian as he reached the end of his career. A significant accomplishment of his career was the passage of the Goldwater–Nichols Act of 1986. John McCain, praised him as the man who "transformed the Republican Party from an Eastern elitist organization to the breeding ground for the election of Ronald Reagan."
Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1988. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xii, , 221,  pages. Endpaper map. Illustrations. Notes. Bibliography. Index. The author was a U. S. Navy Lieutenant Commander (retired) who earned a Ph.D. from the University of Auckland, which he earned after 20 years of distinguished naval service. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam and received two Bronze Starts, two Navy Commendation Medals, and a Meritorious Service Medal. He was later an intelligence analyst with the Allied Forces in Southern Europe. "James Reckner was singularly responsible for the creation, growth and development of the Vietnam Center at Texas Tech," said Donald Haragan, Texas Tech president emeritus. "The center's mission was focused on the history and analysis of the war, its cause and ultimate aftermath. Jim's outstanding work lead to the development of an annual symposium at the university. His efforts had a significant impact on community studying the Vietnam conflict."
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, Americanization Department. Wraps. , 27,  pages. Minor cover wear. The Veterans of Foreign Wars, formally the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, (VFW) is an organization of U.S. war veterans headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. The Veterans of Foreign Wars was established by James C. Putnam on September 29, 1899, in Columbus, Ohio. Its membership consists of veterans who, as soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen served that Nation in wars, campaigns, and expeditions on foreign soil or in hostile waters. The VFW resulted from the amalgamation of several societies formed immediately following the Spanish–American War. In 1899, little groups of veterans returning from campaigning in Cuba and the Philippine Islands, founded local societies upon a spirit of comradeship known only to those who faced the dangers of that war side by side. Similar experiences and a common language drew them together.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999. Second printing [stated]. Hardcover. xiii, , 365,  pages. Illustrations. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Hailing from California, Traxel received his B.A. in History from the University of California, Berkeley and his M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is currently an associate professor of History at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. 1898 is a true-to-life image not only of an enthusiastic America, but one that drank too much, had a troubling suicide-rate, and an abysmal record in addressing women's and labor rights. In Plessy v Ferguson, the Supreme Court promulgated the notion of separate but equal rights for blacks and whites. Meanwhile, lynching of African Americans was not uncommon. According to Traxel, this year was one of "victory, invention, internal strife and industrial expansion;" one that defined the century. 1898 is when the modern American identity was created.
Winterthur, DE: Winterthur Publications, 1995. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Format is approximately 9.25 inches by 11 inches. xvii, ,490,  pages. Foreword by Dwight P. Lanmon. List of Makers. Catalogue: New England, New York, Pennsylvania and the South. Appendix: Analysis of Hallowware by Wall Thickness. Bibliography. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Ian M. G. Quimby graduated from the University of Delaware in 1961 and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He was awarded a two-year fellowship for study in the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture and he earned his master’s degree from UD in 1963. He served as the first curator of the Merrimack Valley Textile Museum in Massachusetts before returning to Winterthur in 1965, where he spent the next 26 years. At Winterthur, he served as registrar and a director of publications and editor of the Winterthur Porfolio, which he transformed into a journal with an international reputation. He was inducted into UD’s Alumni Wall of Fame.