New York: The Trilateral Commission, 1975. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. 32 pages. Annexes. Cover has some wear and soiling. This is Triangle Papers Number 7. Ink underlining and comments noted. Even with a major new effort of multilateral cooperation, the bulk of industrialized and OPEC country aid efforts will continue to be thorough bilateral and regional channels. It would be useful to have a forum in which the industrialized and OPEC countries could exchange information and discuss aid policy questions, including aid levels and terms, types of projects to be supported, and distribution among recipient countries. Possible forums to be considered for this purpose are the new IMF/IBRD Development Committee, which includes recipient developing countries and the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the OECE. Special emphasis should be placed on the desirability of including the Soviet Union in Multilateral Development efforts, not only in the interest of detente and global solidarity, but because the Soviet Union has substantial economic capabilities and has benefited from the increase in raw material prices. Full Soviet membership in the Fund and Bank system seems unlikely in the near future, but the U.S.S.R. should certainly be invited to participate in the interest subsidy for the $3 billion fund in the World Bank's "Third Window," or in some parallel UN effort whose activities could be coordinated with those of the World Bank Group. During the cold war era, the Soviet Union remained outside of multilateral development efforts. In a new era concerned with global survival, every effort Should be made to include it.
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Birmingham, AL: New Hope Publishers, 2003. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. 172,  pages. Illustrations. Cover curled up at front edge. Includes Dedication, Acknowledgments, Introduction, and A Prayer for Military Families. Also contains chapters on Facing Fear with Faith; Militarese 101; COs, XPs, Cheerios, and Uh-Ohs. Also includes chapters on Interruptions, Inconveniences, and Other Intrusions. Chapter 4 contains Duet Duty for the Solo Spouse; Chapter 5 covers A Father to the Fatherless; Chapter 6 contains Tempted: Absence Makes the Heart Go Wander. Chapter 7 covers Rank: A Right Perspective; Chapter 8 covers Address, Please: Where You Go, I Will Go; Chapter 9 covers Family, Friends, and Faraway Places--The Sacrifice of Separation; Chapter 10 covers Foreigners Focused on Forever; Chapter 11 covers Military Marriage: Mission Possible, and Staying Together Apart. Chapter 12 covers Ideas for Ministry to Military Families; Chapter 12 covers Ideas for Ministry to Military Families. Also contains an Invitation from Jesus. Marshele Carter Waddell served with her husband, CDR (ret) Mark D. Waddell, USN, a career Navy SEAL, for 25 years around the world. . She is the author or coauthor of several books, including Hope for the Home Front and When War Comes Home and is widely published in national women's and military magazines.
Lakewood, Colorado: ChesPress Publications, 2003. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade Paperback. 221,  pages. Illustrations. Decorative cover. Inscribed by one of the contributing authors on the half-title page. Inscription reads: To the Alvarez Family--Your mom truly believes in you! Live Your Dreams. Willis Jolley. Includes Dedication, Introduction, Chapters:-The Best Is Not Yet to come by C. Kevin Wanzer; Rise and Tell by Eric Chester; No Joke! by Ed Gerety; Don't Make Decisions for Today! by Willie Jolley; Kindness; The Ultimate Selfish Act? by Mark Bernstein; Small Deeds and a Few Words Can be Huge! by Mike Patrick; Live Your Life with Purpose by Byron V. Garrett; Bother to Be a Role Model by Patty Hendrickson; The Game by Keith Hawkins; Rise to the Top by Ryan Underwood; Making a Difference One Person at a Time by Chris Bowers; Knock, Knock...Who's There? by Stu Saunders; You Can End or Begin Your Life in Seconds! by Aaron Foster; "Fear-less: Factor by Ray Lozano; The Hardest Promise to Keep by Michael Scott Karpovich; Outro-duction; MADdening Ideas--Part One; MADdening Ideas--Part Two. This is the newest book in the acclaimed Teen Power series, is a definitive guide. It represents a collaboration of 15 TEEN POWER series, and is a definitive guide. It represents a collaboration of 15 renown youth motivation experts dedicated to sharing the best ideas on how teens can make a difference in school, in the community, and in the world they're inheriting.
Berlin: Vorhut-Verlag Otto Schlegel GmbH, c1930. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Hardcover. Text is in German script. 483,  pages. Mit 20 bildern und 6 karten (including a folding map at back). Minor loss at bottom edges of covers. Some page discoloration. Alfred Duff Cooper (1890- 1954), First Viscount Norwich, was a Conservative politician who rose to become Secretary of War 1935-37. He resigned from the government in 1938 over Neville Chamberlain's appeasement policy, but served as Minister for Information during the war and became ambassador to France 1944- 47. Duff Cooper fought in the Grenadier Guards during the First World War. He was a family friend of the Haigs, and he was officially invited to write Haig's biography by Lord Haig's executors. At the time, however, Duff Cooper's account of Haig was especially useful and important. Because he was close to the Haig family, Duff Cooper had access to two sources which were to be unavailable to other historians for many years. The first were Haig's personal Diaries, and the second was a memorandum on the war, penned by Haig himself, but sent to the British Library with orders that it only be made available to the public in 1940.
Harrisburg, PA: Military Service Publishing Company, 1943. First Translation [stated] . Presumed first edition, first printing thus. Hardcover. Format is approximately 5.25 inches by 7.75 inches. , 200,  pages. Maps. Notes to Chapters. Cover has slight wear and soiling. Some page discoloration noted. Name of previous owner in ink on fep. This is one of the Military Classics, a Series of military masterpieces on various phases of war. Waldemar Erfurth (4 August 1879 – 2 May 1971) was a German general of infantry, and writer. Erfurth served in World War I, winning the Iron Cross 1st Class and the Knight's Cross of the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern. After the War he continued service in the Reichswehr of the Weimar Republic. During the Second World War he was a liaison officer in the Finnish headquarters 1941–44. He wrote a books about Surprise and the Murmansk railroad and a war journal from 1944. Stefan Thomas Possony (March 15, 1913 – April 26, 1995) was an Austrian-born US economist and military strategist and a Senior Fellow and director of International Studies at the Hoover Institution. He conceived the US Strategic Defense Initiative.
London: Ladybird Books, Ltd., 2011. First Printing [Stated]. Wraps. 32 pages, plus covers. Some cover wear noted. Genealogical Table. Illustrations (color) Fiona Munro has been working in the world of books for more than 20 years and in that time has written for all ages. From rhymes to stories, from non-fiction to sticker books, her main aim is to keep readers turning the pages and engrossed in what they see. This is a very special Ladybird souvenir book to commemorate the engagement and impending marriage of HRH Prince William and Kate Middleton. Learn about how they met, their growing romance, the engagement and their wedding plans. There are also fascinating facts about previous royal weddings, including that of William's parents HRH Prince Charles and Princess Diana.
Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1961. Third Printing [stated]. Hardcover. xi, , 208, . Illustrations. Selected Bibliography. DJ is in a plastic sleeve and has wear, soiling and tears. Tape marks from DJ to endpapers. Inscribed by the author on the fep. Inscription reads: To Dorothy great good fortune fantastic success perfect health and happiness Love Bob Cummings. Includes Table of Contents, Introduction, Chapter 1--Let's Start Living; Chapter 2--Are You Fully Alive?; Chapter 3--Wonderland Nutrition; Chapter 4--The Top of My Form; Chapter 5--The Mystery and Miracle of You; Chapter 6--You Are What You Eat; Chapter 7--"Seven Rules for Flying High"; Chapter 8--Vitamins for Vigor and Vitality; Chapter 9--Minerals Are a Must; Chapter 10--Handle with Care; Chapter 11--Positive Health; Chapter 12--Fads, Facts and Food Values; Chapter 13--Are You Lop-Sided?--Chapter 14--Positive Living--Chapter 15--Making the Most of You; Chapter 16--You and Your Personality; Chapter 17--Silhouette Control; Chapter 18--Sex and Salad--Chapter 19--The Time of Your Life--Chapter 20--How to Live Long--and Love It!--Chapter 21--Turkey with a Ribbon--Chapter 22--Take Care of You--For Me. A famous movie and TV star's own successful formula for positive living--for building vitality, enthusiasm and "youthfulness" at any age. In this book, Mr. Cummings writes about cultivating health and vitality regardless of age. The author shows how the mind, body and spirit...properly nourished, can prolong life and increase productivity in every phase of living. An Amazing Program for Youthful Good Health by One of America's Top Stars.
Richmond, Surrey, England: The Richmond Publishing Co., Ltd., 1971. Republication of the Third Edition, Revised of 1858. Hardcover. , 306 pages., Footnotes. Illustrations. John Scoffern (1814-1882) was an English surgeon and popular science writer. He attended University College, London and Aldersgate Medical School. Scoffern was lecturer at Aldersgate Medical School in 1840, and graduated M.B. at the University of London in 1843. He lectured also at the medical school in Charlotte Street. He went on to a prolific career in scientific and other writing. During the Franco-Prussian War, Scoffern was a newspaper correspondent. He was in the Château de Saint-Cloud, occupied by the Prussian forces, when it was shelled by French guns in October 1870. He tended the sick and wounded in Paris, and was awarded the Iron Cross in 1871 for bravery and his medical work. This work on projectile weapons went through several editions during the author's lifetime.
Verona, Virginia: McClure Printing Company, Inc., 1975. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. , 78 pages. Illustrations. Inscribed on the title page by the author. Inscription reads: For Irene Johnson, my former pupil and a good one. With lots of Love, "Miss Lucy". Includes Acknowledgments, Table of Contents, Toys--Amusement, Childhood Accidents, The New Arrival; The Swimming Party; A Wedding at "Creekside"; Fourth of July 1896; Mother's Remedy; Christmas--'95- 96- 97; A Train Trip; "The Locusts"; The Gypsies; A New World Opens; "Sad News"; ''Willow Pond"; ''School in the Country"; Nutting; ''A Lesson in Courtesy"; "Chicken Tales"; The Bench; The "Big Move"; The Treasure Hunt; Locked In or Out!; The Bid Man; Injured; Town School; Sadness--Gladness; "Citeus or Seatus"; "Old Mose"; "Moving Again'; Winter Evening Fun; Another Bother; Birthdays and Holidays; "Memorial Day Parade"; Lexington's Unforgettable Characters; The Hitching Lot; The Big Fire; Our Fire Department; Travel; and The Circus. In those days there was much to amuse a little child of walking age. There were rooms to explore--a dog and kittens to pet, too. In the spring time there were little chicks. Out in the kitchen, I could usually find Bet or Jenney. O! the delicious "smells" in the "kitchen". Lucy Pauline Ackerly, (1892–1987)--Lucy's stories largely center on her childhood in Lexington, Virginia during the late 19th, early 20th century.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. viii, 5,  pages. Slight DJ soiling. Cynthia Zarin (born 1959) is an American poet and journalist. She graduated from Harvard University magna cum laude, and Columbia University with an M.F.A. She teaches at Yale University. She has written for the New York Times, Architectural Digest, and is a contributing editor for Gourmet, and staff writer at the New Yorker, where she writes frequently about books and theatre. Other works include libretti for two ballets for the New York based company BalletCollective, directed by Troy Schumacher, "The Impulse Wants Company" and "Dear and Blackbirds. Her poems have appeared in The Paris Review, Poetry, Grand Street, The Nation, and are widely anthologized. Derived from a Publishers Weekly article: Zarin's book consistently delights and instructs. Beginning with a "Spode Plate" and looking back to "Harriet" and forward to an "Heirloom", Zarin concentrates on the tiny, inarticulate moments of leisured life, where the pace of childhood stretches into adulthood, and "The Blue Moths," "Another Snowman" and "Michael's Boat" fill the days. There are moments of darkness and foreboding in poems like "Custody," but best are the verses of allegorical clarity. This book is firmly in the American light-verse tradition, where serious emotional business gets transacted under the cover of near rhymes. Fans of Zarin's fellow New Yorker poets Elizabeth Macklin and Grace Schulman will find Zarin has an even lighter touch, and will like her all the better for it. The polish and accessibility of this book, dedicated to the late Knopf editor Harry Ford, make it "old school" but not outmoded.
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1972. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Format is approximately 5.75 inches by 8.5 inches. x, , 246,  pages. DJ has wear and soiling and is taped to the boards. Some edge soiling noted. Preface, Introduction, Chapters on: The United States and the Dominican Republic to 1965: Background to Intervention; The Origins of the 1965 Dominican Crisis: Setting the Stage; The Decision to Intervene; Deploying the Troops; and Explaining the Dominican Intervention. Appendix I: Alphabetical List of Persons Interviewed. Appendix II: A Guide to Public Sources for Study of the 1965 Dominican Crisis. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Map of the Strategic Points in Santo Domingo, spring 1965 (p. 62). Abraham Lowenthal was a nonresident senior fellow with the Latin American Initiative in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings. He is the first Robert F. Erburu Professor of Ethics, Globalization and Development and also professor of international relations at the University of Southern California (USC). He is president emeritus and a senior fellow of the Pacific Council on International Policy, of which he was the founding president from 1995 to 2005. Lowenthal studies policy issues in US-Latin American relations; Latin America's changing international role; democratic governance, especially in Latin America and the Caribbean; and the role of international influences (particularly US policies) on prospects for democratic governance. Dr. Lowenthal researches on California's global role and relationships, the international interests of the Western region of the United States, and the craft of think tank institution building, in the U. S. and internationally.
New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc., 1961. Reprint edition. Hardcover. xiii, , 576 pages. Maps (some with color). Footnotes. Bibliography. Index. Cover has some staining, wear and soiling. Leo Gershoy (September 27, 1897 - March 12, 1975) was a history professor at New York University from 1940 to 1975. In his name the American Historical Association awards an annual prize for the best new book on 17th- or 18th-century European history. An annual lecture at New York University is also named for him. Gershoy received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from Cornell University. Before New York University, he also taught at Columbia University, Cornell University, his alma mater, University of California, Los Angeles, and the University of Chicago.
London: Hugh Rees, Ltd., 1907. Presumed First U.K. Edition in the English language, First printing. Hardcover. 255,  pages. Footnotes. Appendices (Bibliography of the Bohemian Campaign, "L'Espirit de la Guerre Moderne"; Note on Terminology; and Note on Organization. Maps in rear pocket (all XXI listed present). Pocket separated from rear board but present. In addition there is another folding map in the pocket, from the Hugh Rees, Ltd. publisher, designated Nap No I and titled General Map to Illustrate the Austro-Prussian War of 1866. In it approximately 22 inches by 15 inches with color. While not listed among the maps, this appears to have been included by the publisher. Cover is worn, soiled, with spine tears and chips. Some page discoloration noted. Pencil marks to text noted. Name of previous owner and date on fep. This is one of The Pall Mall Military Series. Guillaume Auguste Balthazar Eugène Henri Bonnal, born March 27, 1844 in Toulouse and died July 2, 1917 in Paris, was a French general and military theorist. He became a professor of military history, strategy and general tactics at a military from 1892 to 1896, he invented and adopted the teaching method of concrete cases from the study of historical examples. Appointed commander of the École supérieure de guerre in 1901, he was brutally dismissed on June 17, 1902 by a presidential decision, which put an end to his military career. He was the author of numerous publications: historical studies, tactical work, strategy books and instruction manuals for officers. Charles Francis Atkinson was a writer and translator. He wrote English translations of works by Henri Bonnal, Oswald Spengler and Otto Rank, and others.
Middletown, DE [per last page]: Independently published, 2019 [per last page]. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. , 104,  pages, In English with some Hebrew. This Haggadah is read from left to right, which is how we start making Haggadahs great again. Contents: Donald Trump does the Introduction; Stephen Miller does the removal of the Hametz; Steven Mnuchin does the Yom Tov Candle Lighting; Melania Trump does the Seder Table; Mike Pence does the Kaddesh; Jared Kushner does the Shehecheyanu; Neil Gorsuch does the Urchatz; Sean Spicer does the Karpas, Hillary Clinton does the Yahatz; Bernie Sanders does the Afikomen; Ivanka, Tiffany, Eric, and Donald Trump Jr. Do the four children, and Donald Trump does the Magid; Moses does the '"In Every Generation"; Miriam Does the Miriam cup' Dayeinu - Miriam/Cardi B Remix; G-D does the Second Cup of Wind; G-D does the Rahtza, Motzi-Matzo, Maror, Korech, and Shulchan Oreich; You Do Your Meal!!!; Jewish Comedians do the Post-Meal Festivities: The Tzafun, the Third Cup, The Barekh, The Fourth cup, and the Welcoming of the Prophet Elijah; Appendix = Hallel Songs; Chad Gadya - One Little Vote; Who Knows One: -One Thing that Hasn't been ruined by Trump; and The Maker of this Sacrilegious Haggadah does the Nirzah.
Waco, Texas: Word Books, A Division of Word, Incorporated, 1988. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 180 pages. DJ has some wear, tears and soiling Acknowledgments, Prologue, Part One: Providing for Common Pretense. Hart's Desire, An American Tragedy, Remembrance of Things Past, Tales out of Reason, Loose Ends, Pinkie Rings and Heavenly Things, Fools and their Money, Roaring Back to the Future; Part Two: Promoting the General Despair; Part Three: Preserving Domestic Tolerability: To Thine Own Self Be True; Nothing but the Truth; and Postlude. Also contains Appendix and Notes. John Calvin Thomas (born 2 December 1942) is an American syndicated columnist, author and radio commentator. During the 1960s and early 1970s he worked as a reporter at NBC News. He joined the U.S. Army, and served at the Armed Forces Radio in New York. His program on CNBC was nominated for a CableACE Award in 1995. His column, which began in 1984, is syndicated by Tribune Content Agency. Thomas joined Fox News as a political contributor in 1997. He was a panelist on Fox News Watch, a Fox News Channel program critiquing media coverage. He also gives a daily radio commentary, syndicated by Salem Radio Network. Thomas had been a columnist for USA Today, where he wrote articles with friend and political opposite, Bob Beckel, in the style of "point–counterpoint". Thomas has written about political issues and he supports, among other things, American positions related to Israel. He has written 10 books, including Blinded By Might, that discussed, among other things, the role of the Moral Majority in American politics of the 1980s.
Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2006. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xxiii, , 250,  pages. Illustrations. Inscribed by the author on the title page. Inscription reads Happy birthday to Captain Leffers----Joseph Callo. Foreword, Chronology, Introduction, thirteen chapters, Epilogue, Appendices A-E, Notes. Glossary. Bibliography. Index. Joseph F. Callo served in the U.S. Navy and the Naval Reserve and has written several historical books about prominent naval leaders, including three books about Admiral Lord Nelson. In Nelson in the Caribbean: The Hero Emerges, 1784-1787, Callo analyzes three years in the life of the famous British admiral. The focus is unusual in that it reflects on Nelson’s time as a young Royal Navy captain in the Caribbean, during which he was beset more by administrative problems rather than wartime heroics. Carolyn S. Knapp, writing in the Historian, commented that the author “is convinced that the course of his subject’s life was determined by the Caribbean experiences.” Knapp added: “The result is an accessible and enjoyable work.” John Paul Jones: America’s First Sea Warrior focuses on the first and perhaps still best-known American naval hero, whose sarcophagus rests in the U.S. Naval Academy Chapel. In his biography, Callo presents Jones as the epitome of naval officers as he recounts his youth, successes, and failures. The author also includes tactical and strategic commentary on sea battles. Writing in the U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, William M. Fowler, Jr., commented that the “biography challenges us once again to reflect on this officer and the cause for which he fought.”.
Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1926. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. , 398,  pages. Map. Footnotes. Diplomatic Dictionary. Index. Cover has wear, soiling, rubbing, and chips. Inscribed by the author on the free end paper. Inscription reads: For Dorothy, Who has helped bring peace to two pugnacious people John Carter October 14, 1926. Includes chapters on: The Political Animal; The Playground of Propaganda; The British Commonwealth of Nations; The Internationale of Gold; Proletarchy; Theocracy; The Bad Old Diplomacy; Geneva Genetics; World Strategy and Tactics; Chief Danger Spots; and The Reductio as Absurdum. The author takes the theory that war is part of our being and we will always revert back to these ways regardless of how hard we try for peace. John Franklin Carter a.k.a. Jay Franklin a.k.a. Diplomat a.k.a. Unofficial Observer (1897–1967) was an American journalist, columnist, biographer and novelist. He notably wrote the syndicated column, "We the People", under his pen name Jay Franklin. He wrote over 30 books on a variety of subjects, including his detective novels about the character Dennis Tyler. In his column, he was one of the few who predicted Truman's victory in the 1948 presidential election. In 1941, Carter was appointed by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to conduct investigation into the loyalty of Japanese American communities on the West Coast of the United States. Carter hired Curtis B. Munson to compile the Report on Japanese on the West Coast of the United States. He became the Rome correspondent for the London Daily Chronicle and the New York Times and this employment is referenced in the book's Note.
New York: Crown, 2020. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 308,  pages. Illustrations (color). Signed on the second free end page. Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic. Derived from a Kirkus review: The governor of New York recounts his battle against the pandemic—and, at every step, the Trump administration. While describing how he and his colleagues fought the virus and mountains of misguided information from the White House, the author inserts points of progressive doctrine and anecdotal memories of his father, also a renowned governor of New Deal leanings. He has emerged from the pandemic as one of the few leaders who guided his state through the storm, if at great cost. Trump is a marketing man and a survivor, Cuomo suggests, but not who you want to deal with a crisis that involves trusting science, data, and the government. Though structured as a diary of the plague, beginning with a “patient zero” who brought the virus not from China but Europe and extending to the near present, Cuomo’s book is really an extended assertion, unabashedly liberal, that government has a duty to act in the public good, as well as a set of prescriptions for making government better when it cannot or will not do so—as, Cuomo alleges, the Trump administration did when it threw its hands up to “abandon its basic role of managing a federal emergency.” That failure, though, allowed Cuomo to pivot as needed, and, as he observes, New York’s economy is now three-quarters open and the infection rate has been far lower than most other places after the initial onslaught. An engaging, maddening record of how to—and not to—manage a crisis.
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2019. First U.S. Edition [Stated]. First printing [stated]. Hardcover. Includes Prologue: On Dove's Feet, the Kurds. Part One covers The Latest News From the Empire; Part Two covers Five Kingdoms on the Offensive. Also contains Epilogue: Where Does the Sea Go at Ebb Tide? Also contains Index. At the heart of Bernard-Henri Levy's passionate essay is his anger at the betrayal of the Kurds. He spirals out from there to offer a strongly felt portrait of our contemporary reality in which the "empire of nothing", the West that has lost its way, risks being superseded by new powers, the "five kings [Russia, China, Turkey, Iran and Sunni Radical Islamism], pathetic yet daunting, cartoonish yet terrible." A challenging analysis, at once scholarly and readable. In this exquisite gem of a book, Bernard-Henri Levy offers a poetic plea for moral courage and clear thinking in these dark times. He is an international treasure. The Empire and the Five Kings is a cri de coeur that draws upon lessons from history and the eternal touchstones of human culture to reveal the stakes facing the West as America retreats from its leadership role, a process that did not begin with Donald Trump's presidency and is not likely to end with him. The crisis is one whose roots can be found as far back as antiquity and whose resolution will require the West to find a new way forward if its principles and values are to survive.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2019. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. , 304,  pages. Illustrations. Signed by the author sticker on the front of the DJ. Signed by the author on the title page. Notes. Bibliography and Index. This is the never-before-told true account of the design and development of the first desktop computer by the world's most famous high-styled typewriter company, more than a decade before the arrival of the Osborne 1, the Apple-1, the first Intel microprocessor, and the IBM PC 5150. Secrest was born in Bath, England, and educated at the City of Bath Girls School, a city-run grammar school strong in the arts and Humanities. Her family emigrated to Canada, where she began her career as a journalist. She worked as women's editor for the Hamilton News in Ontario, Canada; shortly thereafter she was named "Most Promising Young Writer" by the Canadian Women's Press Club. After marrying an American, in 1964 she began writing for The Washington Post, doing profile interviews of notable personalities from Leonard Bernstein to Anaïs Nin. In 1975 she left the Post to write books full-time. Since then she has written a number of biographies; her subjects have included Frank Lloyd Wright, Lord Duveen, Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein, Salvador Dalí, Kenneth Clark, Bernard Berenson, Romaine Brooks, Richard Rodgers, and Amedeo Modigliani. She has also published an autobiography entitled Shoot the Widow. In 2006, she received the Presidential National Humanities Medal from President George W. Bush at the White House for illuminating the lives of great architects, artists and scholars of the 20th century.
New York: German Information Center, 1976. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. Format is approximately 5.5 inches by 8.5 inches. Illustrations. The Foreword to this volume is reprinted from La Vern J. Rippley, The German-Americans. the biographical sketches only include but a few of the Germans in America who played a special role in this country and/or in German-American relations. This is one of the contributions associated with the bicentennial of the United States of America. In 1976, interaction between the United States and Germany has probably involved more people and was more frequent than ever before. Germans from all walks of life, individually and in groups, decided to discover and see for themselves the land of unlimited opportunities. Among those included in this compendium are: John Peter Altgeld, John Jacob Astor, Wernher von Braun, Albert Einstein, Oscar Hammerstein, Henry Kissinger, Thomas Nast, Carl Schurz, Steinway, von Steuben, Levi Strauss, Paul Tillich, Kurt Weill, and John Peter Zenger.
Washington, DC: The Brookings Institution, 1984. First Printing [Stated]. Trade paperback. viii, 53,  pages. Footnotes. Tabular data. Source Documents. Tables. Raymond Leonard "Ray" Garthoff (born March 26, 1929) is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, a specialist on arms control, intelligence, the Cold War, NATO, and the former Soviet Union. He is a former U.S. Ambassador to Bulgaria, and has advised the U.S. State Department on treaties. In 1948, he received his B.A. from Princeton University. In 1949, he received his M.A. from Yale. From 1950 to 1957, he was a Soviet analyst for RAND Corporation. In 1951, he received his Ph.D. from Yale. From 1957 to 1961, he was a CIA Office of National Estimates (ONE) analyst. In the early 1960s, he was a special assistant in the State Department. Beginning in 1969, he was involved in the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks, as executive secretary of the U.S. delegation. In September 1970, he became a deputy director of the State Department's Bureau of Political-Military Affairs. As he later described it, he was "the regular Department representative on the verification panel working group, as it was called, the main working group for the SALT [I] preparations." In the 1970s, he was a senior Foreign Service inspector. From 1980 to 1994, he was a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. He is the author of numerous scholarly papers, books, and has been featured in PBS documentaries. He is well known for his disagreement with Team B's and Richard Pipes's 1976 characterization of Soviet nuclear doctrine.
Kansas City: Andrew McMeel Publishing, 2005. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xvi, , 222 pages. Illustrations. Index of Titles. Autographed copy sticker on the front of the DJ. Signature with sentiment on the half-title page. Machine-generated signature of Mattie with sentiment also on half-title page. Foreword by Oprah Winfrey. Matthew Joseph Thaddeus Stepanek (July 17, 1990 – June 22, 2004), known as Mattie J.T. Stepanek, was an American poet (or, as he wanted to be remembered, "a poet, a peacemaker, and a philosopher who played") who published seven best-selling books of poetry and peace essays. Before his death at the age of 13, he had become known as a peace advocate and motivational speaker. His hero was former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, who described Stepanek as "the most extraordinary person whom I have ever known". Stepanek suffered from a rare disorder, dysautonomic mitochondrial myopathy. His three older siblings died from the same illness. The condition was unknown until his mother was diagnosed with mitochondrial disease in 1992, after all four of the children had been born. Stepanek was a poet and speaker, penning six volumes of bestselling Heartsongs poetry books, and a collection of peace essays that also became a bestseller. He was the lyricist for Music Through Heartsongs. The album was produced by Sony, was released in 2003 and performed by Billy Gilman, and debuted at number 109 on the Billboard 200 and at number 15 on Hot Country Songs. Stepanek died at age 13 on June 22, 2004. The non-profit Mattie J.T. Stepanek Foundation was established by a group of citizens in Rockville, Maryland where he lived.
Boston: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co., 1901. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. ix, , 312,  pages. Illustrations (all present). Cover has wear and soiling. Some front and rear board weakness noted. This is one of the Old Glory Series. Edward L. Stratemeyer[needs IPA] (October 4, 1862 – May 10, 1930) was an American publisher, writer of fiction, and founder of the Stratemeyer Syndicate. He was one of the most prolific writers in the world, producing in excess of 1,300 books himself, selling in excess of 500 million copies. He also created many well-known fictional book series, including The Rover Boys, The Bobbsey Twins, Tom Swift, The Hardy Boys, and Nancy Drew series, many of which sold millions of copies and are still in publication today. On Stratemeyer's legacy, Fortune wrote: "As oil had its Rockefeller, literature had its Stratemeyer." In 1888 Stratemeyer sold his first story, Victor Horton's Idea, for $76—over six times the average weekly paycheck at the time. He was able to write for many genres including detective dime novels, westerns, and serials that ran in newspapers. In 1894, he published his first full-length book, Richard Dare's Venture, which was the first in his Bound to Succeed series. It contained autobiographical content and was similar to Alger's rags-to-riches story formula. In 1899, Horatio Alger wrote Stratemeyer, asking him to finish one of his manuscripts. Alger was in poor health at the time. When Alger died, Stratemeyer continued to finish several of Alger's other books. Stratemeyer formed the Stratemeyer Syndicate in 1905 and hired journalists to write stories based on his ideas. He paid them a flat rate and kept the copyrights to the novels.
Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1991. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. x, , 195,  pages. Footnotes. This is one of the Modern Jewish Experience series. Includes Preface, Acknowledgments, and Introduction. Part 1--The Work of the Past; Part 2--Pieces of the Mirror; Postscript. References, and Index. Part 1 includes chapters on Children of the Century, From The Pale to The City of Light, Maybe There is a God, and Getting By. Part 2 has chapters on Reports of the War in Lebanon, Dejuner Solennel, High Culture and Folklore, Leaders and Intellectuals, Mourning, Children and Other Strangers, and Postscript--The Landslay and The End of the Century. "This book chronicles the stubborn persistence of that community and its members efforts to construct a collective memory of their generation. It focuses on the immigrant societies known as landsmanshaftn and on other immigrant institutions that help keep Yiddish culture alive and involve the immigrants in the politics of the Jewish and wider worlds." from the jacket flap.