Los Alamos, NM: Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, 1975. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. Approximately 8.5 inches by 5.5 inches. 19,  pages. Illustrations (photographs and drawings). Cover has some wear and soiling. Inside the front cover is a box of safety reminder for visitors. The Clinton P. Anderson Meson Physics Facility (LAMPF) at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory consists of: (1) a medium-energy, high-intensity linear proton accelerator; (2) experimental areas designed to support a multidisciplined program of research and practical applications; and (3) support facilities for accelerator operations and the experimental program. The high-intensity primary and secondary beams at LAMPF and the varied research program create many interesting and challenging problems for the Health Physics staff. A brief overview of LAMPF is presented. 1974 was its first full year of operation.
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1961. Reprint from the Journal of Geophysical Research, Volume 66, No. 3, March 1961. Wraps. Stable bound at left side. Pages 903-942. Maps. Figures. Tables. References. A small amount of highlighting noted. The authors were affiliated with the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory at Livermore, CA, Stanford Research Institute, and Sandia Corporation. Underground nuclear testing is the test detonation of nuclear weapons that is performed underground. When the device being tested is buried at sufficient depth, the explosion may be contained, with no release of radioactive materials to the atmosphere. The extreme heat and pressure of an underground nuclear explosion causes changes in the surrounding rock. The rock closest to the location of the test is vaporized, forming a cavity. Farther away, there are zones of crushed, cracked, and irreversibly strained rock. Following the explosion, the rock above the cavity may collapse, forming a rubble chimney. If this chimney reaches the surface, a bowl-shaped subsidence crater may form. The first underground test took place in 1951; further tests provided information that eventually led to the signing of the Limited Test Ban Treaty in 1963, which banned all nuclear tests except for those performed underground. From then until the signing of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty in 1996, most nuclear tests were performed underground, in order to prevent nuclear fallout from entering into the atmosphere.
London: The Institute for Strategic Studies, 1970. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. , 39,  pages. Wraps. Covers and spine scuffed. IISS ephemera laid in. Ink stamp on front cover and title page. This appears to be the inaugural issue. The Introduction states: "Strategic Survey is a new venture which is being added to the short list of regular ISS publications. It will be published henceforth in the spring of each year, and will look back at developments during the preceding calendar year, in strategic policy, doctrine and weapons in the most significant powers and areas, in an attempt to set them in perspective.
London, England: Windrow & Greene Ltd., 1997. Detailed sequences show them in close-up; during step-by-step field stripping; and during handling, loading, and live-firing trials in outdoor settings, by gunners wearing authentic period uniforms. Hardcover. 128 pages. Oversized volume, measuring 12 inches by 8-1/2 inches. Profusely illustrated with many color photographs and some line drawings/diagrams. Includes Introduction; Mauser Schnellfeuer-Pistole; Maschinenpistole 40/1; Maschinengewehr 34; Maschinengewehr 42; Fallschirmjaegergewehr 42/1; Fallschirmjaegergewehr 42/11; Sturmgewehr 44. Also contains Sturmgewehr 44, and an Afterword: The Postwar Legacy. Select Bibliography. Technical Specifications. In this attractive new treatment, the seven classic automatic weapons of the World War II German Wehrmacht are illustrated in color photographs with a difference. Detailed sequences show them in close-up; during step-by-step field stripping; and during handling, loading, and live-firing trials in outdoor settings, by gunners wearing authentic period uniforms. The illustrations are accompanied by concise accounts of each weapon's historical and technical background, and by accessible, non-technical descriptions of its actual firing characteristics. The author was a US Army Sergeant First Class at the time this was published. He was a former infantryman, tank crewman, and military intelligence analyst. He became an internationally recognized magazine and book author, photo-journalist, archivist, lecturer, and authority on military small arms of the 20th century. He has been shooting, evaluating, and writing about the world's infantry weapons for more than two decades.
Chicago, IL: Rand McNally & Co., 1958. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Map. Format is approximately 42 inches by 32 inches, printed on one side only. The map has been irregularly folded. In addition to the basic large image there are 9 inset images (relative sizes of planets, expanding universe, asteroids, view of Earth, view of Jupiter, Surface of Venus, Rings of Saturn, Mars and its Canals, and the Volcanic Surface of Mercury) and 3 insets with tabular information (Distance Chart Radar and Radio Communications, Interplanetary Weight Chart, and Space Ship Time Schedule.
London: British Information Services, 1941. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. Format is approximately 8 inches by 13 inches. Item has been folded in half. Ex-library with the usual library markings. Library accessed this document on July 21 1941. Scarce surviving copy. 28 pages plus covers. Maps. Illustrations. Inside the front cover is a multi-colored map that shows the scope of the Air Offensive (going to the east of Berlin) and identifies Munition Works/Power Stations, Aerodromes or Seaplane Bases, Aircraft Works, Oil, Railways, Docks & Waterways, German Navy, The Ruhr, and other Various Objectives. The size of the red bomb symbol indicated either one or ten attacks. Another map, and enlargement of the area of the Ruhr from the front cover map, is inside the rear cover. Stapled to the back cover is one sheet, approximately 7.5 inches by 9.5 inches entitled Details of Additional Attacks, from the night of February 1st 1941 to April 15 1941. For attacks subsequent to 1st February 1941, the information in this document appears to have been derived from Air Ministry Communiqués Nos. 2899 and onwards. Starting on page 5 is a list of the major bombing attacks carried out by the Royal Air Force over German territory between the outbreak of the war, 3rd of September, 1939 and the 1st of February, 1941, as reported in communiqués issued by the Air Ministry. The details are printed primarily in a two column format. The information provided includes the area attacked, date of attack, and objectives bombed. Author/publisher not listed but derived through bibliographic research. This work is self-described as a brochure.
London`: Widow Pratt's Coffee-House, 1719. Second Edition [Reprinted for the Widow]. Presumed First printing thus. Unbound. 24 pages. Approx. 6.5 inches by 8.5 inches This pamphlet has been removed from a volume. While the edges appear to have been cropped, the text is complete. RARE. Pontefract (or Pomfret) Castle is a castle ruin in the town of Pontefract, in West Yorkshire, England. King Richard II is thought to have died there. It was the site of a series of famous sieges during the 17th-century English Civil War. Royalists controlled Pontefract Castle at the start of the English Civil War. The first of three sieges began in December 1644 and continued until the following March when Marmaduke Langdale, 1st Baron Langdale of Holme arrived with Royalist reinforcements and the Parliamentarian army retreated. During the siege, mining and artillery caused damage and the Piper Tower collapsed as a result. The second siege began on 21 March 1645, shortly after the end of the first siege, and the garrison surrendered in July after hearing the news of Charles I's defeat at the Battle of Naseby. Parliament garrisoned the castle until June 1648 when Royalists sneaked into the castle and took control. Pontefract Castle was an important base for the Royalists, and raiding parties harried Parliamentarians in the area. Oliver Cromwell led the final siege of Pontefract Castle in November 1648. Charles I was executed in January, and Pontefract's garrison came to an agreement and Colonel Morrice handed over the castle to Major General John Lambert on 24 March 1649. On 27 March Parliament gave orders that Pontefract Castle should be "totally demolished & levelled to the ground" and materials from the castle would be sold off. It is still possible to visit the castle's 11th-century cellars, which were used to store military equipment during the civil war.
New York, N.Y. Konecky & Konecky, 2000. Reprint Edition. Hardcover. 382 pages. Includes 4 maps from the French and Indian Wars; 25 maps from the American Revolutionary War; 6 maps from the war of 1812; 5 maps from the Texas War for Independence and War with Mexico; 41 maps from the Civil War; 8 maps from the Wars with the Native American; and a General map of the battle site from the Attack on Pearl Harbor. Mailing label of previous owner inside front cover. Hubbard Cobb (August 5, 1917 – September 27, 2006) was an American writer. A newspaper and radio personality, he was also the editor of The American Home and Ladies' Home Journal and the author of a number of books, including his 1950 debut Your Dream Home: How to Build It For Less Than $3500, The Amateur Builder's Handbook and 1970's The Dream House Encyclopedia. Cited as "an authority on home improvement and building", he was widely known in the Do it yourself publishing field, with a column running from the 1940s through the 1960s. He also spoke out about the unrealistic pressures on American women of the 1960s.
Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 1995. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xii, , 329,  pages. Abbreviations and Acronyms Used in the Text. A Note on Military Unit Names. A Note on Sources. Index. John Prados is an analyst of national security based in Washington, DC. Prados holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University and focuses on presidential power, international relations, intelligence and military affairs. He is a senior fellow and project director with the National Security Archive at George Washington University. Prados heads the Archive’s documentation projects for Vietnam and for the CIA, is co-director of the Iraq project, and assists with the Archive’s Afghanistan project. Prados is author of about 20 books, with titles on national security, the American presidency, intelligence, diplomatic and military history, including Iraq, Vietnam, the Soviet Union, and World War II. Prados’s works on Vietnam include The Hidden History of the Vietnam War, a volume examining the lack of “perfect strategies” for the United States in that conflict.
Washington DC: The National Geographic Society, 2001. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. , 126,  pages. Illustrations (color). This issue's cover story is devoted to space. The opening article is entitled Beyond Gravity and is by Sir Arthur Clarke. This issue keys off of the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey and the cover has the tag line "2001 The Body in Space Surviving the Odyssey". Additional articles are on Surviving in Space, the Great Barrier Reef, Mummer Parade, Ancient Ashkelon, Japan's Imperial Palace, and Quartzite. The cover shows NASA's H-1 prototype spacesuit which promised enhanced flexibility on future missions. Brown paper mailer present.
Washington DC: United States Atomic Energy Commission, Division of Technical Information, 1966. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. , iv, 330 pages. Figures. Formulae. Problems. Cover worn and soiled/stained. Writing/marks and stamp on front cover. This is a rare surviving copy of this seminal inaugural nuclear civil engineering graduate level curriculum. Among the instructors for this course were: Gerald Johnson, Wilson Talley, Glenn Werth, Theodore Cherry, David Lombard, Milo Nordyke, Joseph Knox, Stanley Davis, Edward Teller, Ernest Graves, Henry Parker, David Todd, and Willard Libby. Among the topics covered are: Nuclear Fission and Fusion, the Nuclear Explosion, the Physics of Nuclear Energy, Seismic Source, Propagation, and Structures Response, the Contained Nuclear Explosion, Cratering Mechanics, Plowshare Experience with Contained Nuclear Explosives, Plowshare Experience with Cratering, Radionuclides, Radiation, and the Environment, Hazards Evaluation - Venting, Radioactivity, and Air Blast, Hazards Evaluation- Groundwater, Scientific Applications, A Sea-Level Isthmian Canal, Civil Applications - Construction, Civil Applications - Water Resources, Industrial Applications, and The Future Prospects for Nuclear Civil Engineering. This syllabus was a compilation of lecture notes prepared for the first course in Nuclear Civil Engineering given at Stanford University during the Winter Quarter, 1966. The course encompassed the civil engineering aspects of nuclear explosives, based upon the progress achieved by the Plowshare Program of the U. S. Atomic Energy Commission in harnessing the tremendous power available from nuclear explosives for peaceful purposes.
Stanford, CA: Stanford University, Department of Civil Engineering, 1969. Wraps. , 31, [34 unpaginated pages of references, tables and figures. Ink marks, stains and wear on cover. Tear at top of spine. Paul Kruger is Professor of Nuclear Chemistry at Stanford, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1962. Prior to this academic position, he was associated with Nuclear Science and Engineering Corp. and Hazelton-Nuclear. Dr. Kruger's research interests are in radioisotope engineering and in environmental radioactivity; he did his graduate studies at the University of Chicago after earning a BS degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
2006. Spiral bound. Various paginations (approximately 110 pages). Tables. Figures. Appendix A through F. Marked Official Use Only but it is understood that with the passage of time, and with the occurrence of subsequent decisions (and the pre-decisional sensitivities associated with this study) that this limitation no longer applies. It is also understood that only a very limited number of copies of this report were likely to have been produced. The cover has small photographs of the Super Block Tritium Facility LLNL, SRS Tritium Facilities, LANL WETF Tritium Facility, and Neutron Generator Facility SNL. In September 2005, NA-10 chartered a study of tritium facilities across the NNSA weapons complex. The scope included manufacturing, R&D, and Storage. The study was chartered to develop options for consolidation of tritium capability and analyze their relative costs and benefits. the study was conducted within a context of the recognition that the future weapons complex must be more consolidated, efficient, and responsive.
Washington DC: The National Academies Press, 2012. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. xi, , 131,  pages. Footnotes. Formulae. Figures (some with color). Boxes (some with color). References. In recognition of the increasing importance of computational simulation and the increasing need to assess uncertainties in computational results, the National Research Council (NRC) was asked to study the mathematical foundations of VVUQ and to recommend steps that will ultimately lead to improved processes. The specific tasking to the Committee on Mathematical Foundations of Verification, Validation, and Uncertainty Quantification is as follows: • A committee of the National Research Council will examine practices for VVUQ of large-scale computational simulations in several research communities. • The committee will identify common concepts, terms, approaches, tools, and best practices of VVUQ. • The committee will identify mathematical sciences research needed to establish a foundation for building a science of verification and validation (V&V) and for improving the practice of VVUQ. • The committee will recommend educational changes needed in the mathematical sciences community and mathematical sciences education needed by other scientific communities to most effectively use VVUQ.
Washington DC: United States Department of Energy, 2000. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Three-hole punched binder. Unpaginated (approximately 50 pages). Marked Official Use Only. Marked "Do not release LANL presentations outside Department of Energy without LANL publication release." Due to the passage of time, changes to the stockpile, advances in technology and materials, and enhancements in the safety of nuclear operations, it is understood that neither limitation continues to apply. This binder has five tabs: 1. DNFSB Issues/Correspondence, 2. Area Office, 3. LANL (Official Use Only), 4. Authorization Basis., and 5. Fire Protection. Items 2 through 5 are vugraph presentations. As noted in a 2014 GAO report (GAO 14-449) the Y-12 National Security Complex in Tennessee disassembles canned subassemblies (CSA)—a major nuclear component that can contain highly enriched uranium (HEU), which is uranium enriched in the isotope uranium-235 to 20 percent or greater. NNSA is retaining many CSAs, leaving far fewer of them for disassembly, and creating challenges for Y-12’s ability to plan its disassembly workload. However, NNSA bases its retention decisions on national security considerations and not Y-12 workload. The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board is an independent agency of the United States government based in Washington, D.C. Established in 1988, the DNFSB oversees the nuclear weapons complex administered by the U.S. Department of Energy. The DNFSB is independent of the Department of Energy. The DNFSB's most important power is its ability to give recommendations to the Secretary of Energy.
New York, N.Y. Berkley Caliber, November 2006. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xii, 479,  pages. Index. DJ is in a plastic sleeve. Charles William Henderson (born August 26, 1948) is a retired Marine Corps Warrant Officer and an author based in Colorado. Henderson is best known for his 2 biographies, Marine Sniper: 93 Confirmed Kills and Silent Warrior about Marine Corps Sniper Carlos Hathcock. Henderson was born in Artesia, New Mexico in 1948 and attended Artesia High School, graduating in 1966. From 1968 to 1970 he was a reporter and sports editor for the Artesia Daily Press. In May 1970, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps as an Infantryman. He served in Vietnam and Beirut, Lebanon. He went on to serve in Public Affairs positions and as a journalist for the military. He retired from the Marine Corps in 1993 as a Chief Warrant Officer. In 1997, he accepted a position with the National Livestock Producers Association as Director of Commodities and Communications, retiring in 1999 to become a full-time writer.
Minneapolis, MN: Blue Book Publications, Inc., 1994. Fourteenth Edition. Trade paperback. 1216 pages. Glossary. Illustrations. Abbreviations. References. Index. Cover has some wear and soiling. Tear as bottom back corner. This book is the result of nonstop and continual firearms research obtained by attending gun shows and by communicating with gun dealers and collectors throughout the country each year. This book represents an analysis of prices for which collectible firearms have actually been selling for during that period at an average retail level. Although every reasonable effort has been made to compile an accurate and reliable guide, gun prices may vary significantly depending on such factors as the locality of the sale, the number of sales that were considered, and economic conditions. This edition includes a revised "Photo Percentage Grading System," that will enable collectors to accurately ascertain the condition of most firearms. Editions that are superseded retain significant reference value. They provide a baseline against with later changes can be identified and their impact assessed. They also provide a boundary against which changes from earlier versions that occur in that edition can also be identified and assessed.
New York: Berkley Publishing Group, 2005. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xvii, , 420,  pages. Glossary of Characters. Chronology of Significant Events 1973-1975. Interview Notes and Bibliography. Index. Signed Charles 2008 on fep. Believed to be signed by the author. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Charles William Henderson (born August 26, 1948) is a retired Marine Corps Warrant Officer and an author based in Colorado. Henderson is best known for his 2 biographies, Marine Sniper: 93 Confirmed Kills and Silent Warrior about Marine Corps Sniper Carlos Hathcock. In May 1970, Henderson enlisted in the United States Marine Corps as an Infantryman. He served in Vietnam and Beirut, Lebanon. He went on to serve in Public Affairs positions and as a journalist for the military. He retired from the Marine Corps in 1993 as a Chief Warrant Officer. In 1997, he accepted a position with the National Livestock Producers Association as Director of Commodities and Communications, retiring in 1999 to become a full-time writer.
Washington DC: U. S. Army, Center for Military History, 1983. First Printing [Stated]. Trade paperback. xviii, , 391,  pages. Trade Paperback. Illustrations. Maps (with some color). Footnotes. Table. Charts. Bibliographical note. Index. Slight wear to cover and edges. Minor corner ding to the top of some pages. Ronald Harvey Spector (born January 17, 1943) is a military historian, who contributes to scholarly journals and also teaches history. He has been a Professor at the George Washington University. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served in the Vietnam War, reaching the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the reserves. He was a historian at the U.S. Army Center of Military history and taught at the University of Alabama. He was tasked to prepare a study of the Grenada operation. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University, and later gained a Ph.D from Yale University. Spector was a Senior Fulbright scholar in India from 1977 to 1978. He has taught at the National War College, the University of Alabama, and the U.S. Army War College. He has been on the faculty of The George Washington University in Washington, DC.
Boston: Da Capo Press, 2000. First De Capo Press Edition [stated]. Fourth printing [stated]. Trade paperback. xiii, , 671,  pages. Map. Illustrations. Citations, Translations, Abbreviations. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Mark on bottom edge. David Kahn (b. February 7, 1930) is an American historian, journalist, and writer. He has written extensively on the history of cryptography and military intelligence. Kahn's first published book, The Codebreakers - The Story of Secret Writing (1967), has been widely considered to be a definitive account of the history of cryptography. Kahn has said he traces his interest in cryptography to reading Fletcher Pratt's Secret and Urgent as a boy. Kahn is a founding editor of the Cryptologia journal. He attended Bucknell University. After graduation, he worked as a reporter at Newsday for several years. He also served as an editor at the International Herald Tribune in Paris for two years in the 1960s. It was during this period that he wrote an article for the New York Times Magazine about two defectors from the National Security Agency. This article was the origin of his monumental book, The Codebreakers. Kahn was awarded a doctorate (D.Phil.) from Oxford University in 1974, in modern German history under the supervision of Regius professor of modern history, Hugh Trevor-Roper. Kahn continued his work as a reporter and editor for Newsday until 1998, and served as a journalism professor at New York University. Kahn was selected in 1995 to become NSA's scholar-in-residence. On October 26, 2010, Kahn attended am event at NSA's National Cryptologic Museum (NCM) to commemorate his donation of his collection of cryptologic books, memorabilia, and artifacts to the museum.
London, England: Cassell, 2002. First Edition, Presumed First Printing. Hardcover. 352 pages. Notes. Selected Bibliography. Index. Contains black and white maps on pages 233-235, as well as 17 appendices between pages 238 and 308. Contains chapters on Philippine Waters; Origins, early Years and Arms Races; The First World War; The Inter-War Period: Limitation, Reconstruction and the New; The Second World War, 1939-1945; and The Last Goodbye. H. P. Willmott is a widely published military historian, a former senior lecturer in the Department of War Studies at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, and a former senior research fellow with the Institute for the Study of War and Society at De Montfort University. He has been a visiting lecturer with the University of Greenwich and the Royal Norwegian Air Force Academy at Trondheim.
New York, N.Y. The Naval History Society, 1916. Limited Edition, Number 559 of 650 copies printed for the Society only. Hardcover. lxxviii, , 268,  pages. Illustrations. Index. Includes Introduction, as well as four Appendices: Life of Lieutenant General Comte de Grasse; Life of Admiral George Brydges Rodney; Life of Admiral Samuel Hood; and The French Account of the Action Off the Chesapeake Printed in the Jamaica Paper. Distribution slip laid in. Ex-library with some of the usual library markings. Some weakness to front board. Tear in the flimsy in front of the Frontis illustration. Rear Admiral French Ensor Chadwick USN (February 29, 1844 – January 27, 1919) was a United States Navy officer who became prominent in the naval reform movement of the post-Civil War era. He was particularly noted for his contributions to naval education, and served as President of the Naval War College from 1900–1903. A native of Morgantown, West Virginia, he attended the United States Naval Academy from 1861 to 1864. During the Civil War years, the academy was relocated from Annapolis, Maryland, to Newport, Rhode Island, due to concerns about secessionist sympathy in Maryland, a border state. In 1881, Lt. Commander Chadwick led the investigation into the fog signals at Little Gull Island Light in Long Island Sound after the Galatea ran around in the fog during the evening of May 12, 1881. Major sea commands included the gunboat USS Yorktown, commissioned in 1889. He served in the Spanish–American War, fighting at the Battle of Santiago de Cuba. As commander of the South Atlantic Squadron he played a major part in the Perdicaris incident of 1904 in Morocco. He was also a noted historian.
New York City: The Mayor's Committee of New York City, 1897. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 195, ix pages. Illustrations. Introduction and Bibliography. Index. Some pages uncut. Compliments of Wm. Gaston Hamilton, Chairman of the Mayor's Committee on Public Baths and Public Comfort Stations note is affixed to the front free endpaper. Topics covered include The Mayor's Committee on Public Baths and Public Comfort Stations; Bath Legislation Regarding New York City Since 1800; Public Baths of New York; Swimming Clubs and the Swimming Bath as a Means of Recreation; The Spray Bath and Spray Baths in the Public Schools; Municipal Baths in America; Municipal System of Foreign Baths; The Administration of European Baths; Public Laundries; Public Comfort Stations; Recommendations of the Mayor's Committee; and Bibliography. Includes 45 black and white illustrations of baths and public comfort stations. William Gaston Hamilton was born 15 September 1832 in Manhattan, New York, United States to John Church Hamilton (1792-1882) and Maria Elizabeth Van den Heuvel (1795-1873) and died 23 January 1913 in Manhattan, New York, United States of unspecified causes. He married Helen Maria Pierson (1834-1893) 19 March 1862 in Manhattan, New York, United States. He married Charlotte Ross Jeffrey (1841-1904) 18 April 1895 in Washington, D.C.,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1858. Presumed First Edition. Hardcover. xii, 13-393,  pages. Footnotes. Appendix. Ex-library with usual library markings. Cover has some wear and soiling. Front board has some weakness. Includes Introduction, as well as Essays on the Origin and General Prevalence of Slavery and the Slave Trade; Hebrew Slavery, or Slavery in the Old Testament; Greek Slavery; Roman Slavery; Slavery in the New Testament; Slavery in the Middle Ages; Moral Attitude of Slavery in the United States; The Relative Position and Treatment of Negroes; The Abolitionists: Consistency of Their Labors; and The Political and Judicial Attitude of Slavery in the United States. Also contains an appendix, showing the comparative member of Farmers, Carpenters, Merchants, and Students, in each Free and Slave State, that approximate nearest to an equality in their number of free population. An articulate and in its way passionate defense of Slavery and the freedom of the South to be slave states.
New York, N.Y. St. Martin's Press, July 2010. First Edition [stated]. Hardcover. 254 pages. Signed and Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper. Inscription reads: Tom--To a real energy leader. Thanks for all you do to help us power America. Hope you enjoy the Read. Spencer Abraham. Includes Acknowledgments, Preface, Introduction, Conclusion, Bibliography, and Index. Chapters include Energy Myths and Facts; Threats to Our Energy and Environmental Security; Why We Have Failed to Address Our Energy Security Threats; and The Road Ahead. Edward Spencer Abraham (born June 12, 1952) is an American attorney, author and politician who was a United States Senator from Michigan from 1995 to 2001 and the tenth United States Secretary of Energy, serving under President George W. Bush, from 2001 to 2005. Abraham, a Republican, is one of the founders of the Federalist Society and a co-founder of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. To date, Abraham is the last Republican to serve as a U.S. Senator from Michigan. Abraham was elected to represent Michigan in the United States Senate in 1994, and he served until 2001 when he was defeated for reelection to the Senate in 2000 for a second term by Debbie Stabenow. According to the New York Times, State Republicans attributed his loss to "scathing advertisements by a wide range of special interest groups, including advertisements that criticized Mr. Abraham's support for a relaxation of some immigration restrictions". In 1996, when President Clinton endorsed Congresswoman Barbara Jordan's proposed cuts to legal immigration Senator Abraham played a leading role in blocking the proposed cuts.