New York, N.Y. Fawcett Gold Medal, 1987. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Mass market paperback. x, 196,  pages. Some page discoloration. Includes Introduction and Acknowledgments. This book is number eight in the series of Best of the West anthologies of outstanding short Western fiction, made available for the first time in decades to readers of this uniquely American form of literature. This new volume of the series contains dramatic and suspenseful stories of the days when the U.S. Cavalry patrolled the West, fought Indians, and sometimes fought each other. The Best of the West; Timeless stories about the soldiers who made the wild frontier their own. Battling the elements, the Indians, and sometimes themselves, the horse soldiers knew that taming the west was the only way to survive it. Among the contributors are: Omar Barker, Frederic Remington, Jack Schaefer, James Warner Bellah, Bill Gulick, Gil Brewer, Dorothy Johnson, Elmer Kelton, Bryce Walton, Brian Garfield, Elmore Leonard, and Clay Fisher. Among the contributions is a little know story by Elmore Leonard, The Colonel's Lady. Elmore John Leonard Jr. (October 11, 1925 – August 20, 2013) was an American novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter. His earliest novels, published in the 1950s, were Westerns, but he went on to specialize in crime fiction and suspense thrillers, many of which have been adapted into motion pictures. Among his best-known works are Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Swag, Hombre, Mr. Majestyk, and Rum Punch. Leonard's writings include short stories that became the films 3:10 to Yuma and The Tall T, as well as the FX television series Justified.
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Collage Station, Texas: Texas A&M University Press, 2012. First Edition [Stated]. Presumed First Printing. Hardcover. x, , 210,  pages. DJ has minor edge wear and soiling. Includes Introduction, Acknowledgments, Maps. Illustrations. Notes, Bibliography, Index, and Appendix. Includes chapters on The Making of a "Photo Gap;" Obscuring the Photo Gap; The struggle over the Postmortems; Stonewalling the House; The Senate Steps In; Tensions within the Kennedy Administration: Fashioning a Unified Story; End of the Trail: The "Interim" Report; The Costs of Managed History. David M. Barrett (born c. 1951) is a professor of political science at Villanova University and author (along with Max Holland) of "Blind Over Cuba: The Photo Gap and the Missile Crisis", "The CIA and Congress: The Untold Story from Truman to Kennedy",] Lyndon B. Johnson's Vietnam Papers, and Uncertain Warriors: Lyndon Johnson and His Vietnam Advisers. Max Holland (born 1950) is an American journalist, author, and the editor of Washington Decoded. He had more than three decades of journalism experience; his articles have appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times, Studies in Intelligence, the Journal of Cold War Studies. Holland's published books include: Leak: Why Mark Felt Became Deep Throat; The Kennedy Assassination Tapes: The White House Conversations of Lyndon B. Johnson Regarding the Assassination, the Warren Commission, and the Aftermath; The CEO Goes to Washington: Negotiating the Halls of Power; and When the Machine Stopped: A Cautionary Tale from Industrial America. In 2001, he won a Studies in Intelligence Award from the CIA, a first for a writer outside the U.S. government.
Short Hills, New Jersey: Burford Books, 2009. First Printing [Stated]. Trade paperback. , 276,  pages. Illustrations. Inscribed and dated by the author on the title page. Inscription reads: Feb. 10, 2011, To Dave, Best Wishes, Richard C. Kirkland. An inspiring first-hand account by military aviation pioneer Richard Kirkland recounts how he and a handful of daring helicopter pilots revolutionized battlefield medical evacuation and blazed the trail for modern air-evac flying. Prior to the Korean War, the helicopter was all but unknown, and rescue was uncertain at best for downed pilots and wounded soldiers stranded behind enemy lines. In MASH ANGELS Richard Kirkland recounts his experiences on the front lines of rescue flying and military medicine. Kirkland, a fighter pilot in the Pacific theatre in World War II, came to helicopter flying after the war almost by accident. Many military higher-ups had little use for this new, worthless contraption. But its life-saving performances in the Korean War quickly changed minds. The helicopter was the perfect partner for another revolution in military medical care the Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, or MASH, and the book also documents the real-life experiences of the MASH characters so familiar from the hit TV series: the nurses, surgeons (including the real Hawkeye), and helicopter pilots who forged a new era in military medical care. Helicopters of the Third Air Rescue Group were given credit for picking up 846 pilots and aircrew from behind enemy lines during the Korean War, writes Richard Kirkland. Add to that 8,373 soldiers and airmen we snatched from the battlefields and air-taxied to the front-line MASH. Quite a feat for a handful of taxi drivers.
Washington DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1976. Presumed first printing thus. Wraps. v, , 81,  pages. 94th Congress 2d Session Joint Committee Print. Some wear and soiling. Includes Foreword, Membership of the Joint Committee; Organization and functions of the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy; Service of current membership of the Joint Committee; Membership of the Joint Committee, 1945-76; Assignment of Joint Committee members to other committees of Congress; Membership of the Atomic Energy Commission, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and Energy Research and Development Administration, 1946-76; Tenure of AEC General Managers; tenure of Joint Committee executive directors; Atomic energy legislative references, 1946-75; Publications of the Joint Committee, 1945-75; Legislative reports of the Joint Committee, 1948-75; International agreements for cooperation; Energy Research and Development Administration report collections and film libraries; and Activities and accomplishments of the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy in the 94th Congress, 1st Session (1975). This document contains a comprehensive list of the unclassified publications issued by the Joint Committee since its formal establishment by Congress; references to and brief descriptions of atomic energy legislation that has been enacted since the first such enactment in 1946; a complete list of the legislative reports of the committee; a tabulation of committee reports on agreements for cooperation; and the names and locations of Energy Research and Development Administration depository libraries in this country and abroad. This is one of the last JCAE documents.
Washington DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1984. Reprint Edition. Wraps. vi, 43,  pages with folding maps at back cover: General Reference Map; Rerouting a Panzer Division; Approach March During the Muddy Season; Long Distance Winter March; and Large-Scale Withdrawal Across the Dnepr--Over-All Situation. Minor cover wear and soiling. Includes Introduction, as well as chapters on Roads and Traffic Conditions of European Russia; Organization of Traffic Control Elements; March and Route Reconnaissance; Effect of Seasons on Traffic Control; Centralized Traffic Control During River Crossings; and Conclusions. Also contains Diagrams of Disposition of Traffic Control Elements--Defensive Situation; and Disposition of Traffic Control Elements--Offensive Situation. This pamphlet was prepared for the Historical Division, EUCOM, by a group of former German generals and general staff officers. All of the contributing authors saw considerable service on the Eastern Front during World War II. This pamphlet supersedes MS # P-039 "Armored Traffic Project" which was given a limited distribution by the Office of the Chief of Military History, Special Staff, U.S. Army.
Washington DC: U.S. Department of the Army, 1954. Presumed First Thus. Wraps. , 452 pages. Some page corners creased. Cover worn, soiled and has edge tears. Illustrations (photographs, diagrams, and drawings). Index. Includes chapters on Browning Automatic Rifle; Caliber .30 Machine Guns; Gunnery for Machine Guns; Browning Machine Gun, Caliber .50 HB, M2; 57-MM Rifle, M18A1; 77-MM Rifle, M20; 105-MM Rifle, M27; and Recoilless Rifle Gunnery. Also includes Index. This manual contains copyrighted material reproduced by permission of the copyright holder, The Military Service Publishing Co., Harrisburg, PA. The Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) is a group of college- and university-based officer training programs for training commissioned officers of the United States Armed Forces. In 1915, Major General Leonard Wood instituted the Citizen's Military Training Corps, the first series of training camps to make officers out of civilians. For the first time in history, an attempt was made to provide a condensed course of training and commissioning competent reserve line officers after only a summer of military training. Over 5,000 men arrived at Plattsburgh in May 1917 for the first of the large training corps. By the end of 1917, over 17,000 men had been trained. By the eve of its entry into World War One, the U.S. had a prepared corps of officers including one of the earliest Plattsburgh graduates, Theodore Roosevelt Jr. The Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (AROTC) program is the largest branch of ROTC, as the Army is the largest branch of the military.
New York, N.Y. Oxford University Press, 1994. New edition [stated]. First printing [stated]. Hardcover. ix, , 164,xvii- xxxii,  pages. 164 black and white maps. FEP has rough edge. Includes Introduction to the First Edition by the late Field-Marshal The Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, KG, GCB, DSO. Also includes Preface, List of Maps, Bibliographical Note, and Index, as well as sections on Prelude to War; 1914: The Early Months of War; 1915; 1916; The War in the Air; The War at Sea; 1917; 1918; The World at War; and Aftermath. Also includes Bibliographical Note and Index. This new revised edition reflects the most current scholarship, and includes many new maps. Insightful and engaging commentary accompanies many maps, providing important historical background and interpretation. Well-drawn, interesting maps of exceptional clarity explore wide-ranging political, economic, military, social, and cultural perspectives. Occasional quotations accompanying the maps provide fascinating contemporary views. The book includes a useful bibliography of sources, and a comprehensive index. Sir Martin John Gilbert CBE FRSL (25 October 1936 – 3 February 2015) was a British historian and honorary Fellow of Merton College, Oxford. He was the author of eighty-eight books, including works on Winston Churchill, the 20th century, and Jewish history including the Holocaust. Starting in the 1960s, Gilbert compiled some historical atlases. His other major works include a single-volume history on the Holocaust, as well as the single-volume histories First World War and Second World War. Gilbert described himself as an "archival historian" who made extensive use of primary sources in his work.
New York, N.Y. McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1947. First Edition, Second Printing. Hardcover. xix, , 939,  pages. Some cover and edge soiling. Name and address of previous owner Louis M. Tozzi) written in pencil inside front free endpaper. Tables. Figures. Footnotes. Formulae. Includes Foreword (by L. A. DuBridge), Preface, and Introduction, as well as chapters on Power Generation and Measurement, Microwave Power Measurements, Microwave Signal Generators, The Measurement of Wavelength, Frequency Measurements, The Measurement of Frequency Spectrum and Pulse Shape; The Measurement of Impedance and Standing Waves; Impedance Bridges; The Measurement of Dielectric Constants; Attenuators and Radiation Measurements; The Measurement of Attenuation; Directional Couplers; R-F Phase and Pattern Measurements; Manufacturers of Microwave Equipment; and an Index. The development and engineering of microwave radar equipment required that considerable effort be spent on improvements in the art of microwave measurements. New techniques had to be devised which were suitable for laboratory use, and these had to be modified and adapted for use in the field and in the factory. The necessity for the maintenance and the repair of military equipment imposed other special problems, and test gear had to be designed for these purposes also. It has been attempted in the present volume to select for description those techniques and apparatus which are most likely to prove useful to future workers in the microwave field rather than to attempt a compilation that approaches completeness. Emphasis has been placed on laboratory equipment.
New York: Signet, 1990. Later printing. Mass market paperback. 983,  pages. Illustration. Kenneth Martin Follett, CBE, FRSL (born 5 June 1949) is a Welsh author of thrillers and historical novels who has sold more than 160 million copies of his works. Many of his books have achieved high ranking on best seller lists. For example, in the US, many reached the number 1 position on the New York Times Best Seller list, including Edge of Eternity, Fall of Giants, A Dangerous Fortune, The Key to Rebecca, Lie Down with Lions, Triple, Winter of the World, and World Without End. Follett has had a number of novels made into films and television mini series: Eye of the Needle was made into an acclaimed film, starring Donald Sutherland, and six novels have been made into television mini-series: The Key to Rebecca, Lie Down with Lions, On Wings of Eagles (1986), The Third Twin and The Pillars of the Earth (2010) and World Without End (2012). These last two have been screened in several languages in many countries. Follett also had a cameo role as the valet in The Third Twin and later as a merchant in The Pillars of the Earth. The Kingsbridge series could be seen as depicting the shifting relations between the Kingsbridge Priory and the Kingsbridge merchants and artisans. In Pillars of the Earth, monks and townspeople are allies, standing together against the Earl of Shiring. Building the cathedral is a joint effort benefiting both - the cathedral's construction draws new inhabitants and trade, turning Kingsbridge from a backwater village into a thriving town, while the Priory's income from taxing this increasing trade finances the continued construction of the cathedral.
New York, N.Y. Warner Books, Inc., 2003. First U.S. Paperback Printing [stated]. Mass market paperback. , 859,  pages. Includes map of Vietnam. Book 1: Washington, D.C.; Book 2: Saigon; Book 3, Nha Trang; Book 4, Highway One; Book 5, Hue; Book 6, Hanoi. The book ends with "Acknowledgments and Other Matters." Nelson Richard DeMille (born August 23, 1943) is an American author of action adventure and suspense novels. His novels include Plum Island, The Charm School, and The Gold Coast. DeMille has also written under the pen names Jack Cannon, Kurt Ladner, Ellen Kay and Brad Matthews. He was a First Lieutenant in the United States Army (1966–69) and saw action as an infantry platoon leader with the First Cavalry Division in Vietnam. He was decorated with the Air Medal, Bronze Star, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, and was awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge. DeMille’s earlier books were NYPD detective novels. His first major novel was By the Rivers of Babylon, published in 1978 and still in print, as are all his succeeding novels. He is a member of American Mensa, the Authors Guild, and past president of the Mystery Writers of America. He is a member of the International Thriller Writers, who honored him as 2015 ThrillerMaster of the Year. DeMille authored of By the Rivers of Babylon, Cathedral, The Talbot Odyssey, Word of Honor, The Charm School, The Gold Coast, The General’s Daughter, Spencerville, Plum Island, The Lion’s Game, Up Country, Night Fall, Wild Fire, The Gate House, The Lion, The Panther, The Quest, Radiant Angel, and The Cuban Affair. He co-authored Mayday with Thomas Block and The Deserter with his son, Alex DeMille.
New York: Signet, 2002. First Signet Printing [stated]. Mass market paperback. , 530,  pages. Ink notation on the last page. Very slightly cocked. Includes Acknowledgments; Part 1, Inside; Part 2, Outside. John S. Martel is an American lawyer and novelist. A former Air Force pilot, Martel graduated with a law degree the law school of the University of California, Berkeley. He joined the San Francisco firm of Farella Braun & Martel in 1964. He has tried over a hundred trials, losing just four, and consulted for the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office on both the O.J. Simpson and Menendez trials. He successfully represented Robert Mondavi in the landmark case of Mondavi vs. Mondavi. He obtained the then-highest verdict in Virginia history in V.I.P. vs. SCM Corporation and successfully defended the Hearst Corporation in a three-month federal jury case, Pacific Sun vs. The Chronicle, the Examiner, et al. The "National Law Journal" listed him among the Top Ten Trial Lawyers in America. In 1988, he was awarded the San Francisco City and County Certificate of Honor by the Board of Supervisors in recognition of his achievement as a national trial lawyer and his work in behalf of the homeless. He entered the world of fiction in 1988 with the courtroom thriller Partners and followed that in 1995 with Conflicts of Interest. All of his novels, including The Alternate and Billy Strobe have been either regional or New York Times bestsellers. His most recent novel is "The American Lawyer," published in 2012. Martel won the 100 meter hurdles in the U.S. National Masters Track and Field Championships in 1997, running the fastest time in the world for his age group.
New York, N.Y. Grove Press, Inc., 1986. First Printing [Stated]. Mass market paperback. xxvii, , 544 pages. Cover worn, soiled creased, and chipped. Some page discoloration. Includes Introduction, Authors' Note, Acknowledgments, Maps, Sources, Bibliography, and Index. Part One discusses the Robbery; Part Two discusses Corruption and Cover-up. The Biggest Robbery in History; A Real-Life Thriller About the Theft of a Fabulous Treasure. Now, after a nine-year investigation, here is the incredible story of a heist to end all heists--a colossal theft the Guinness Book of Records calls: "The greatest robbery on record." Germans, Russians, and Americans all dipped into the booty; some are still alive and enjoying it. But no one has ever been caught or tried. Ian K. T. Sayer (born 30 October 1945) is a British entrepreneur, World War II historian, author and investigative journalist. He is a World War II historian and studies Nazi Germany documentation. He is co-author of Nazi Gold, The Story of the World’s Greatest Robbery and claims to remain the only private individual to have been responsible for the location and restitution of looted Nazi gold. That claim remains unchallenged. As a Nazi hunter, he has also tracked down a number of Nazis for war criminal investigations, including SS General Wilhelm Mohnke whose wartime activities were subsequently investigated by the British, Canadian, American and German governments. He currently acts as curator to the "Ian Sayer Archive", a collection of contemporary World War II documentation, which assists in providing information to institutions, other historians, authors and researchers of the period.
New York, N.Y. Jove Books, 2006. First Printing [Stated]. Mass Market Paperback. , 750,  pages. Map. This is a Presidential Agent novel. William Edmund Butterworth III (November 10, 1929 – February 12, 2019), better known by his pen name W. E. B. Griffin, was an American writer of military and detective fiction with 59 novels in seven series published under that name. 21 of those books were co-written with his son, William E Butterworth IV. He also published under 11 other pseudonyms and three versions of his real name (W. E. Butterworth, William E. Butterworth, and William E. Butterworth III). He joined the United States Army in 1946. His military occupation was counterintelligence and in this capacity he served in the Constabulary in Germany, thus earning the Army of Occupation Medal. One of Griffin's duties was delivering food to German general officers, and their families, including the widow of would-be Hitler assassin Claus von Stauffenberg. His exposure to German military and civilian aristocracy supplied much of the inspiration for such Griffin creations as Oberst Graf von Greiffenberg, who appears in several of the Brotherhood of War novels. After the end of the Korean War, Griffin continued to work for the military in a civilian capacity as Chief of the Publications Division of the U.S. Army Signal Aviation Test & Support Activity at Fort Rucker, Alabama. After his first three novels proved successful, he left this job to pursue writing full-time. He has 160 fiction and nonfiction works to his credit. He was well-known and respected in the literary world for his thrillers and crime novels. Griffin's knowledge of military jargon and administrative writing style shows in his works.
New York, N.Y. Dell Publishing, 1990. First Printing thus [Stated]. Mass market paperback. , 438,  pages. Gift inscription (not from the author) inside the front free endpaper. Ink mark on verso. Two small tears at the top of the book's spine. Stephen Coonts (born July 19, 1946) is an American spy thriller and suspense novelist. Stephen Coonts earned a B.A. degree in political science at West Virginia University in 1968. After joining the Navy and going to Officer Candidate School, Coonts went to flight school at Pensacola and earned his wings as a Naval Aviator in 1969. Coonts was later assigned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island to train in the A-6 Intruder, a medium attack, all-weather and carrier-based jet. Coonts was deployed with VA-196 to Vietnam. He served aboard the USS Enterprise (CVN-65) and accumulated 1600 flying hours in the A-6. Coonts was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Coonts separated from active duty as a lieutenant in 1977 but remained as reserve officer, retiring as a commander with 21 years of service. Coonts began writing Flight of the Intruder in 1984, with the book being published in 1986. The novel, based in part on his experiences as an A-6 pilot during the Vietnam War, remained for 28 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. This launched his career as a novelist, and he continued writing adventure-thrillers, most of them based on the main character from his first book, Jake Grafton. Coonts has also written several other series and stand-alone novels. In 1992, he was inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Alumni at his alma mater, West Virginia University. Coonts continues to write, having had sixteen New York Times bestsellers.
New York, N.Y. Signet, 1996. First Signet Printing [stated]. Mass market paperback. 444,  pages. Includes Prologue, Since Then..., and chapters include Lind's Tape; Casey at the Bat; Kevin Grady's Sting; A Fine White Powder; Ramon's Run; Hell in a Little Class vial; Operation Medclean; A Package from Medellin; The Woman in Suite #51; The Samurai's Choice; Since Then...; and Acknowledgments. Kevin Grady is the idealistic agent for the DEA. Jack Lind is the hard-edged agent of the CIA, dedicated to furthering the national cause. These two heroes will find themselves on opposite sides of the same war. Derived from a Kirkus review: Collins blends fact with fancy, plausibly presenting how Nicaraguan contras were financed, and the importance of Panama for laundered money as well as narcotics. It's in 1988 Laos that Lind first confronts Kevin Grady, a dedicated DEA agent. Lind recruited promising young officer Manuel Antonio Noriega as the CIA's man in Panama. Noriega gains power and influence, becoming an invaluable source of intelligence. By the time the Reagan Administration decides to make Panama the keystone of its anti- Sandinista campaign, then, agency people like Lind have turned a blind eye to Noriega's involvement with dope traffickers. Grady continues to stalk big-time drug dealers. Lind warns Noriega of the DEA's investigation; who promptly orders the murder of an opponent of his regime. Lind is forced to face the consequences of actions he's taken in the national interest . . . just as Grady arrives with a warrant for his arrest. An engrossing, wide-angle yarn that could help confirm many conspiracy theorists' wilder suspicions and speculations.
New York, N.Y. Berkley Books, 2002. Second printing [stated]. Mass market paperback. Second front cover. , 451,  pages. Map. Winner of the Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel. Although this novel is based on historical fact, the story itself is fiction. Robert Wilson (born 1957) is a British crime writer currently resident in Portugal. He is the son of an RAF fighter pilot, and has a degree in English from Oxford. Wilson is the author of the Bruce Medway series, set in and around Benin, West Africa, and the Javier Falcón series, set largely in Seville, Spain. He is also the author of the espionage novel The Company of Strangers and A Small Death In Lisbon, which consists of a historically split narrative, and won the CWA Gold Dagger in 1999. He was shortlisted for the same award again in 2003 for The Blind Man of Seville, the first in the Javier Falcón series. The second novel in the series, The Silent and the Damned (titled: The Vanished Hands in the United States), won the 2006 Gumshoe Award for Best European Crime Novel, presented by Mystery Ink. 1941, a Berlin factory owner, forced into the SS, has arrived in Lisbon. His mission: infiltrate the bleak mountains of the north where an insidious battle rages over an element vital to Hitler's blitzkrieg. The first seed of greed and revenge has been planted. Late 1990s, Inspector Ze Coelho has been recruited to investigate the sex murder of a teenage girl in Lisbon. The inquiry will take Coelho back across a bloody swath of history to the scene of an older crime, buried among a fascist past--and to a motive buried even deeper. And once unearthed, past and the present will converge with chilling implication and unfathomable consequences.
New York, N.Y. Jove Books, 2010. Jove Premium Edition [stated]. First printing [stated]. Mass market paperback. , 784,  pages. Maps. This is one of the Presidential Agent Novels. First time in paperback. William Edmund Butterworth III (November 10, 1929 – February 12, 2019), better known by his pen name W. E. B. Griffin, was an American writer of military and detective fiction with 59 novels in seven series published under that name. 21 of those books were co-written with his son, William E Butterworth IV. He also published under 11 other pseudonyms and three versions of his real name (W. E. Butterworth, William E. Butterworth, and William E. Butterworth III). He joined the United States Army in 1946. His military occupation was counterintelligence and in this capacity he served in the Constabulary in Germany, thus earning the Army of Occupation Medal. One of Griffin's duties was delivering food to German general officers, and their families, including the widow of would-be Hitler assassin Claus von Stauffenberg. His exposure to German military and civilian aristocracy supplied much of the inspiration for such Griffin creations as Oberst Graf von Greiffenberg, who appears in several of the Brotherhood of War novels. In 1951 when he was recalled to serve in the Korean War. In Korea he first served as an official Army war correspondent with the 223rd Infantry Regiment, then as public information officer for U.S. X Corps, which included the 1st Marine Division. Griffin received the Combat Infantryman Badge for service at the front lines. His knowledge of combat and garrison life and his friendships with military personnel from different services would well serve his writing.
London, England: Corgi Books, 2004. Later printing. Mass market paperback. 585,  pages. Includes Author's Note, Prologue, 133 chapters, and an Epilogue. Daniel Gerhard Brown (born June 22, 1964) is an American author best known for his thriller novels, including the Robert Langdon novels Angels & Demons (2000), The Da Vinci Code (2003), The Lost Symbol (2009), Inferno (2013) and Origin (2017). His novels are treasure hunts that usually take place over a period of 24 hours. They feature recurring themes of cryptography, art, and conspiracy theories. His books have been translated into 57 languages. Three of them, Angels & Demons, The Da Vinci Code, and Inferno, have been adapted into films. The Robert Langdon novels are deeply engaged with Christian themes and historical fact, and have generated controversy as a result. Brown states on his website that his books are not anti-Christian and he is on a "constant spiritual journey" himself. He claims that his book The Da Vinci Code is simply "an entertaining story that promotes spiritual discussion and debate" and suggests that the book may be used "as a positive catalyst for introspection and exploration of our faith." When a new NASA satellite detects evidence of an astonishingly rare object buried deep in the Arctic ice, the floundering space agency proclaims a much-needed victory..a victory that has profound implications for U.S. space policy and the impending presidential election. Accompanied by a team of experts, White House Intelligence analyst Rachel Sexton uncovers the unthinkable--evidence of scientific trickery--a bold deception that threatens to plunge the world into controversy.
New York, N.Y. Avon Books, 2004. First Paperback Printing [stated]. Mass market paperback. , 397,  pages. Slightly cocked. Cover worn. Some page discoloration. Includes The First Forty Hours; The Second Forty Hours; The Third Forty Hours; and an Epilogue. Also includes a map of Kazakhstan and China. Seven-time New York Times bestselling author John Weisman is one of a select company of authors to have their books on both the Times nonfiction and fiction bestseller lists. He pioneered coverage of Naval Special Warfare when he co-authored the number one New York Times bestseller Rogue Warrior, the story of Richard Marcinko and the creation of SEAL Team 6, and then conceived, created, developed, and wrote eight bestselling Rogue fictional sequels. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Seymour Hersh praised his 2004 novel Jack in the Box as "the insider's insider spy novel." Weisman's CIA short stories were chosen for inclusion in Best American Mystery Stories in 1997 and 2003. His most recent CIA short fiction appears in Agents of Treachery. He reviews books on intelligence and military affairs for the Washington Times, and his analysis has appeared in AFIO's periodical Intelligencer.
New York, N.Y. Jove Books, 2007. First Mass Market Paperback Edition [stated]. First Printing [stated]. Mass market paperback. Second front cover. , 356 pages. Some cover wear. Slightly cocked. Jesse Oren Kellerman (b. September 1, 1978) is an American novelist and playwright. He is the author of the novels Sunstroke (2006), Trouble (2007), The Genius (2008), The Executor (2010), Potboiler (2012), and has co-authored numerous books with his father Jonathan Kellerman, including The Golem of Hollywood (2014). Kellerman was born in Los Angeles, California, the oldest child and only son of the bestselling mystery novelists Faye Kellerman and Jonathan Kellerman. His first published title coauthored with his father was their 1994 book of children's poetry, Daddy, Daddy, Can You Touch the Sky? Kellerman studied psychology at Harvard and playwriting at Brandeis University. For a time he served as lead guitarist for the L.A.-based indie rock band Don't Shoot the Dog. His 2004 play Things Beyond Our Control was honored with a Princess Grace Award, which recognizes emerging talent in theater, dance, and film in the US. Kellerman is also recipient of the Grand Prix des Lectrices de Elle. His essay "Let My People Go to the Buffet" was chosen for Penguin's annual anthology The Best American Spiritual Writing in 2011. His 2012 book Potboiler was nominated for that year’s Edgar Award for Best Novel. When overworked medical student Jonah Stem impulsively intervenes to save a beautiful woman from a man menacing her with a knife, killing her attacker in the process, he is transformed to a hero in the media spotlight. The woman is profoundly grateful and wants to show it. Jonah Stem's punishment is just beginning.
Washington DC: Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Office of Joint History, 2011. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Hardcover. xiv, , 378 pages. Ink marks observed in several locations. This volume is the first in this series to have benefitted from meetings between the author and some of the Chiefs whom he describes. These meetings took place during the middle and later 1970s. Includes Foreword, Preface, Acronyms, Principal Civilian and Military Officers, Notes, and Index. Also includes chapters on Entering the New Frontier: Men and Methods; Strategic Priorities Undergo Major Changes; Strategic Nuclear Forces: "Superiority" Versus "Assured Destruction"; Continental Defense: Still Feasible?; Conventional Capabilities Expand; Disarmament Gives Way to Arms Control; Nuclear Testing: Start and Stop; The Cuban Debacle; The Laotian Precipice; The Berlin Confrontation; The Cuban Missile Crisis; NATO: Advocating New Approaches; NATO: Initiatives Falter; Paring the Military Assistance Program; Latin America: Containment and Counter-Insurgency; Middle East Kaleidoscope; "New Africa" and the Congo entanglement; South Asia: Contradictions of Containment; The Far East: Seeking a Strategy; and Conclusion: Appraising Performances. Also includes Acronyms, Principal Civilian and Military Officers, Notes, and Index.
London, England: Oxford University Press, 1933. Second Edition (Part II Revised), Presumed first printing thus. Hardcover. x, 467,  pages. Folding map and page 246 and at back cover. Maps and Plans. Front endpaper map. Illustrations. Name of previous owner on fep. Cover is worn, soiled, rubbed, and has spine tears. Front board was weak and restrengthened with glue. Frederick Homes Dudden (1874–1955) was an academic administrator and theological scholar. He was Master of Pembroke College, Oxford (1918–55) and Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University (1929–32). Has chapters on A Short History of the University of Oxford, Women's Education at Oxford, Rhodes Scholarships, Architecture, The Constitution of the University, College Life, The Tutorial system, The Schools, Research in the Humane studies, Libraries, Laboratories and Research in Natural Science, Museums, Sports, Music in Oxford, Religion, Callings and Careers, The Oxford Preservation Trust, and the Oxford Society. The is a section on General Information, The Bachelor of Arts Degree, Privileged Students and Incorporation, University Scholarships and Prizes, Delegacies and Committees, The Degree of Master of Arts and Research and Superior Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates, The Colleges, Halls, and Societies, and index. This Handbook is designed to supply information needed by persons at home or abroad who propose to become members of the University. The material on Admission to the University, expenses, college life, examinations, and research will be helpful to those students. The Handbook is also intended to be a convenient book of reference for members of the University during their period of residence.
New York, N.Y. Hastings House, 1948. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 104 pages. DJ is worn, torn, soiled, chipped and price clipped. Some page foxing. Pictorial works. Topics covered include The Historic Yard (Massachusetts Hall; Harvard Hall and Holden Chapel; Hollis, Stoughton, and Holworthy, 1736-1812; University Hall, 1815; Weld and Matthews, 1872; The Memorial Church, 1932; The Sever Quadrangle, 1880-1905; The Libraries, 1914-1948; Wadsworth House, 1727, and Lehman Hall, 1924; Gates and Borders of the Yard); The University North of the Yard (The Law and the Arts; Science and Divinity; Art and Architecture on Quincy Street); The House and South of the Yard (Adams House and Mount Auburn Street, Kirkland House and Environs, Eliot House and the River Charles; Across the River; Winthrop House and Lowell House; and Leverett, Dunster, and the River. Harvard is one of America's greatest universities. Samuel Chamberlain's sensitive camera interprets her local heritage and her world-wide role with rare comprehension. Donald Moffat's descriptive comments on the pictures ads spice to their beauty, and his mellow introduction tells, with wisdom and humor, what Harvard has done throughout the years for the cause of academic liberty.
San Diego, California: Golden Hill Books, 1980. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 614,  pages. Ex-Library with usual library markings. Includes a Frontispiece with a Life Mask of George Washington; a Dedication; and the Author's Preface. Also contains an Introduction; The Call of Destiny; and Prelude to Human Self-Rule, as well Appendix I, Schedule for The Call of Destiny Operatic Cycle Operas and the ending phase, 1980-2005, of the Bicentennial Era, 1975-2005, and Appendix 2, A Selected Bibliography. Hamilton Paul Traub (June 18, 1890 – July 14, 1983) was an American botanist. He specialized in the study of Amaryllidaceae. He also did horticultural studies on beans. dr Traub was one of the founding members of the American Amaryllis Society (now the International Bulb Society) in 1933, and for a long time the editor of its annual publication, variously called Year Book, American Amaryllis Society, Herbertia and Plant Life. Amaryllis Year Book. The author completed this book, his literary opus, in 1976, in homage to the Bicentennial. He produced it in grand opera format, in seven librettos in gratitude for the privilege of being an American citizen. The author began work on The Call of Destiny, while serving in the National Army in France during the First World War. It has finally seen the light of day in 1980, after a gestation period of more than six decades, to fill an obvious gap in American literature.
Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama: Air University Press, 1955. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Pamphlet. xi, , 98,  pages. Air University subscription related postcard laid in. Ink underlining noted, only in the Introduction. Cover has some wear and discoloration. This is Air War College Studies Number Four, [These publications are increasingly scarce.] Marked 'for official use only'. [This limitation is understood to no longer apply due to the passage of time and appearance of related content in the public domain.] Includes Foreword, Introduction, Footnotes and Bibliography. Also includes chapters on Strategy, Weapons Systems, and Decision in War; The Doctrinal Impact of Armies upon Air Forces; Command of the Air; The Impact of Air Forces upon Armies; Some Considerations for Military Strategy; and The Impact of Air Forces on War. Colonel Carlisle, while a member of the Graduate Study Group of the Air War College, undertook this analysis of twentieth-century strategy with particular reference to Army-Air Force relationships.