New York, N.Y. Bantam Books, Inc., 1978. First Printing [Stated]First Printing. Trade paperback. 219 pages. Maps, Illustrations. Index. Chapters include A Quiet Sunday; Stalin's Blunder; Bravery at Brest; The Tragedy of Kiev; The Russian Dunkirk; Leningrad in Danger; The Circle Closed; The Crisis Deepens; The Battle of Moscow; Leningrad in Blockade; The Red Army Attacks; Hitler Tries for Stalingrad; Stalin and Churchill; Victory at Stalingrad; The Greatest Battle of the War; Babi Yar; Warsaw and Other Battles; On to Berlin; The Last Days of Berlin; Hitler Kaput; and the Last Act. This is the remarkable history of the Russian struggle against the Germans by Harrison Salisbury--the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and foremost authority on Russian affairs--so pulsing with the drama of a terrifying life-and-death struggle that it reads like a novel, and includes never-before-released War Photos from the Soviet Archives. Harrison Evans Salisbury (November 14, 1908 – July 5, 1993), was an American journalist and the first regular New York Times correspondent in Moscow after World War II. He spent nearly 20 years with United Press (UP), much of it overseas, and was UP's foreign editor during the last two years of World War II. Additionally, he was The New York Times' Moscow bureau chief from 1949–1954. Salisbury constantly battled Soviet censorship and won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 1955. He twice (in 1957 and 1966) received the George Polk Award for Foreign Reporting. He was an early mainstream journalists to oppose the Vietnam War after reporting from North Vietnam in 1966. He was the first American journalist to report on the Vietnam War from North Vietnam.
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New York: Truman Talley Books, Dutton, 1991. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. x, , 706 pages. Illustrations. Maps (Russian and Middle East Fronts, December 6, 1941; The Pacific Rim, December 6, 1941; and the Pacific Expanse). Sources and Strategies. Index. Cover has some wear and discoloration. Some edge soiling. Chapters include The Day Before: December 6, 1941; Long Day's Journey; The Day After; and Curtain Call: Doomsday. This work presents a global analysis of the twenty-four hours that thrust the United States into World War II, featuring interviews with survivors and a detailed countdown of events that led to the attack on Pearl Harbor. The author has identified in notes for each chapter only those oral, manuscript, and documentary materials unique to this narrative. A few exceptions to the rule are limited-access publications not likely to be found in most research libraries. There is also a vast literature on Pearl Harbor itself, as well as on the vast arena of the war beyond Hawaii. Stanley Weintraub (April 17, 1929 – July 28, 2019) was an American historian and biographer. He served with the Eighth Army in Korea, receiving a Bronze Star. Except for visiting appointments, he remained at Penn State for all of his career, attaining the rank of Evan Pugh Professor of Arts and Humanities, with emeritus status on retirement in 2000. From 1970 to 1990 he was also Director of Penn State's Institute for the Arts and Humanistic Studies.
Baltimore, MD: Maryland Tract Society, 1917. Fourth Edition [stated] for the Maryland Soldiers and Sailors. Presumed first printing thus. Wraps. Format is approximately 3.25 inches by 5.25 inches. ,iii, 50 pages, plus covers. Color frontis showing two flags. Small edge tear in front cover. Cover shows wear and soiling. A version was also published for Pennsylvania Soldiers and Sailors. The Rev. DeWitt M. Benham was associated with the Central Presbyterian church community in Baltimore. This includes a copy of a letter by President Wilson to the Soldiers of the National Army, a Foreword, Greetings, A prayer, a variety of short readings and guidance statements, Psalms, Hymns, and additional information, including a short section called Radiograms.
Ann Arbor, MI: The University of Michigan, Graduate School of Business Administration, Bureau of Industrial Relations, 1967. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. , 249,  pages. Some endpaper discoloration noted. Cover has some wear and soiling. Includes Preface, Bibliographical Note and Guide to Footnotes, Glossary of Abbreviations, and Appendixes. Chapters cover Civilians Become Soldiers; Who Should Make the Selection?; Size of the Army; Should Freshmen and Fathers Fight?; The Farmers Stay at Home; From Manpower Surplus to Manpower Shortage, 1940-1942; The Turning Point--1943; The Manpower Pinch--1944; The Last Approach--1945; Soldiers at Work on Farm and in Factory; Work-or-fight: The Use of the Draft as a Manpower Sanction; The Choice Today: Soldier or Civilian? The author was a Professor of Labor and Industrial Relations and Social Science, Michigan State University. This volume focused on a choice made during WWII between whether an individual should be drafted or deferred to work in industry and agriculture. It will look at the criteria used, and will pay attention to the War Department's views, since an understanding of the military's role is essential. The last chapter will discuss what perspectives these experiences during WWII ought to give us. The richest sources of information for this study were the files of the Adjutant General's Records Branch. The files of the Army Service Forces were extremely helpful. Besides the host of primary sources available at the various record centers, there were available monographs prepared either by historical officers or by actual participants, usually written immediately after the war. These studies often explained much that a perusal of memoranda would not have made clear.
London, England: Macdonald & Co. (Publishers) Ltd., 1990. Presumed First U.K. Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xiv, 337,  pages. This was published in the United States as Visions of Infamy. Minor DJ wear. Some edge soiling. Includes Acknowledgments, Preface, Notes, Bibliography, and Index. Chapters cover Banzai!; 'War When Japan is Ready'; 'Our Splendid Spy in Germany'; Cruel Years; The Fleet Street Press Gang; Seize the Danube Position; An Exhilarating Possibility; 'Special Line on Japanese Information'; Bywater vs. Roosevelt; Keston Pond Manoeurvres; Les Guerres Imaginaires; "It Might Foment Trouble'; 'The Great Pacific War'; Wrong End of the Telescope; "Prophetic!' 'Mischievous!; 'A Bungle!'; 'Attack Americans at Hawaii'; 'How Do You Like My Navy?'; Comrades for Peace; The Monster Battleship Crisis; The Most Violent Day; "I Can Give Them Hell'; Epilogue. Also contains 5 black and white maps of Japan. William Holmes Honan (May 11, 1930 – April 28, 2014) was an American journalist and author who held senior editorial positions at the New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, Saturday Review and The Villager, a weekly newspaper serving downtown Manhattan. After serving in the Army, Honan moved to New York City where he managed Ed Koch's early political campaigns and began a career in journalism. Honan also helped solve the theft of medieval art from Quedlinburg: the disappearance of over $200 million worth of medieval treasures from Quedlinburg, Germany at the end of World War II. The quest to find the "Quedlinburg Hoard" later became the subject of one of Honan's books.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada: Collier Macmillan Canada Ltd., 1980. Presumed First Canadian Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 223,  pages. DJ has slight wear and soling and is price clipped. Includes Preface, Historical Notes, Select Bibliography, and Index, as well as a listing of 12 maps. Chapters cover A Lion is Born; A Gathering of Forces; The Taking of Western Europe; Britain Against the Wall; The Testing Time; Assumptions and Plans; Days of the Eagle; Assault from the Sky; Assault from the Sea; The Fight for the Bridgehead; Check and Counter-Check; The Trade-Off; The Crunch; The Battle of the GHQ Line; The Hinge of Destiny; and As It Happened. Also includes Historical Notes, Select Bibliography, and an index. The author of many books on the Second World War, Kenneth Macksey has investigated afresh the forces, resources, and options to each side in the summer of 1940. Providing it had been launched in July, he concludes, Operation "Sealion" could have been a feasible undertaking. Indeed, had Hitler accepted Kesselring's advice to invade Britain soon after Dunkirk (during the period considered by British Intelligence to be the most dangerous) the events described in this book might well have taken place. Kenneth John Macksey MC (1 July 1923 – 30 November 2005) was a British author and historian who specialized in military history and military biography, particularly of the WWII. Macksey was commissioned in the Royal Armoured Corps and served during WWII (earning a Military Cross). Macksey retired from the Army in 1968. Amongst many books, Macksey wrote a volume of alternate history, entitled Invasion, which dealt with a successful invasion of England by Germany in 1940.
New York, N.Y. Random House Inc., New York, 1991. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. Format is approximately 7.5 inches by 10.5 inches. xix, , 940 pages. Minor wear and soiling noted. Contents include: Abbreviations; about This Book, Acknowledgments, Prologue to War 1919-1941; War Chronology, 1941-1945, War Guide A-Z, and Epilogue to War 1946-1990. Appendix A covers Military Rank Comparison; Appendix B covers U.S. Army and Army Air Forces Battle Streamers; Appendix C covers U.S. Navy Battle Stars. The book also includes Recommended Reading, Personality Index, and Code and Project Names Index. This book contains more than 70 photographs and line drawings, plus 15 maps. Presents more than 2400 encyclopedic entries on the people, places, weapons, and battles of World War II are accompanied by a day-by-day chronology of the events of the war.
Detroit, MI: Gale Research Company, 1976. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xi, , 280,  pages. Index. Name [Chris Sterling] and date in ink on fep. Pencil erasure residue noted in a very few places. This is part of the Gale Information Guide Library. This is believed to have belonged to Christopher H. Sterling (born 1943 in Washington, D.C.) an American media historian. Sterling is professor of media and public affairs at The George Washington University (Washington, D.C.) where he has taught since 1982. Author of numerous books on media and telecommunications plus a host of research and bibliographic articles. He was an acting chair in the early 1990s and served as associate dean for graduate studies in arts and sciences from 1994 to 2001. In 1969, he founded what is now Communication Booknotes Quarterly and serves on the editorial boards of several research journals (he edited what was then the Journal of Broadcasting for five years in the early 1970s). Sterling is the recipient of several awards, including being named IRTS Stanton Fellow and the Broadcast Education Association's Distinguished Scholar and Education Service awards. He served as BEA's president for two years in the 1980s. Sterling taught at Temple University through the 1970s, then moved to Washington to serve as a special assistant to FCC Commissioner Ann Jones from 1980 to 1982. Sterling has also published articles about several of his avocations, including Sir Winston Churchill, the development of commercial aviation (including Commercial Air Transport Books: An Annotated Bibliography  and a Supplement ), ocean liners, and the history of fortification.
Peking, China: Foreign Languages Press, 1972. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. , 393,  pages. Portrait of Mao. Ink stamp on fep. Several pages at front have creases. The six essays in this work have been translated from the Chinese texts given in The Selected Works of Mao Tsetung. Some changes have been made in the notes for foreign readers. The six essays are: Problems of Strategy in China's Revolutionary War (December 1938); Problems of Strategy in Guerrilla War Against Japan (May 1938); On Protracted War (May 1938); Problems of War and Strategy (November 6, 1938); Concentrate A Superior Force to Destroy the Enemy Forces One by One (September 16, 1946); and The Present Situation and Our Tasks (Sections I, II, III) (December 25, 1947).
New York: Galahad Books (published by arrangement with Thomas Y. Crowell Company), 1975. Presumed First edition this publisher, First Printing thus. Hardcover. x, , 336 pages. Illustrations. Maps, Appendices. Notes. Bibliography. Index. DJ is worn, torn, soiled and chipped. Adolph August Hoehling (1914-2004) was a writer and military historian. A. A. Hoehling graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. He was a reporter for the Washington Star in the late 1930s. He worked as an editor, journalist, and author. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard minesweepers and blimps and was an armed guard for merchant vessels. It was his experience there as a lieutenant commander of the Armed Guard on merchant vessels that provided inspiration for his memoir, "The Fighting Liberty Ships." After the war was a journalist for the Portland telegram. Was a freelance writer of articles and stories with maritime and naval history themes. He published at least thirty titles of historical nonfiction, focusing on the Civil War, the Great War, and World War II. Some of these books include "The Great War at Sea", "Who Destroyed the Hindenburg?," "Last Train from Atlanta," and "Vicksburg: 47 Days of Siege."
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1953. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xi, , 290 pages. Footnotes. Tabular information. Index. Front board weak and restrengthened with glue. Endpaper maps (Map of U.S. Railroads Classified According to Capacity and Relative Importance and Map of Principal Waterways of the United States). Topics covered include Transport Organization for War; The Railroad Achievement; Railway Passenger Traffic; Export-Import Traffic; Transport by Open-Top Cars; Grain Transport by Rail; Refrigerator Car Movement; Transport of Petroleum; Motor Transport--The Rationing Program; Motor Transport--The Conservation Program for Commercial Vehicles; Domestic Waterway Transport; Domestic Air Transport; Conclusions. Also includes Conclusions. During World War II, the U.S. government did not find it necessary to take over the railroads or other carriers, except for short periods as a result of labor difficulties. The war demonstrated that centralized direction of the nation's transport could be achieved without government operation. This accomplishment was possible because the lessons of 1917 were well learned, and measures were adopted by both the railroads and the government to avert the experience of the first war. Although these measures did not constitute a solution to transport problems during the war, they did serve a most valuable purpose. They prevented a repetition of the collapse of 1917 by furnishing a nucleus from which evolved a comprehensive system of transport control and coordination. Discusses mostly the transport of goods throughout America during the war, what with gas rationing and all. Covers rail, water, and motor transport.
New York, N.Y. Simon and Schuster, 1973. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 455,  pages. DJ has some wear and soiling. Includes Acknowledgments, List of Illustrations, Introduction, Illustrations. Notes to Chapters, Sources, and Index. Chapters cover A Bloodless Triumph; War in the West?; Viorel Virgil Tilea; Making a Stand; "A Long, Solid and Durable Front"; Enter the Russians; Danzig or Poland?; The "Menacing Silence"; Appeasement Cremated; Moscow Morass; Exit the Russians; Crisis; The Coming of the German-Polish War; The Hours to World War; Also includes Notes to Chapters, Sources, and Index. Illustrated with 30 black and white photographs following page 114. Sidney Aster is a professor emeritus at the University of Toronto Mississauga, Historical Studies Department, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He completed his Ph.D. in international history at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He became a principal research assistant to Sir Martin Gilbert, who was the official biographer of Sir Winston Churchill. Aster collaborated with V. V. Tilea, Romanian Minister to London, 1938-1940, Sir William Seeds, British Ambassador to Moscow, 1938-1941, and the British industrialist, A.P. Young, on the latter’s involvement with the German resistance. For several years he also met with Arthur Salter to discuss the latter’s multi-faceted career as an international civil servant, MP, cabinet minister, journalist and author. He published three books in four years: 1939, The Making of the Second World War, Anthony Eden: A Biography, and The “X” Documents, The Secret History of Foreign Office Contacts with the German Resistance.
New York: HarperPerennial, 1962. Abridged Edition. First HarperPerennial Edition. Second printing [stated]. Trade paperback. ix, , 489,  pages. Alan Louis Charles Bullock, Baron Bullock, FBA (13 December 1914 – 2 February 2004) was a British historian. He is best known for his book Hitler: A Study in Tyranny (1952) which was the first comprehensive biography of Adolf Hitler and influenced many other major biographies of Hitler. After graduating in 1938, he worked as a research assistant for Winston Churchill, who was writing his History of the English-Speaking Peoples. During World War II, Bullock worked for the European Service of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). After the war, he returned to Oxford as a history fellow at New College. He was the censor of St. Catherine's Society (1952-1962) and then founding master of St. Catherine's College, Oxford (1962-1981), a college for undergraduates and graduates, divided between students of the sciences and the arts. Later, he was the first full-time Vice-Chancellor of Oxford.
Springfield, MA: Loring-Axtell Company, 1926. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. , xi,, 3-40, 8 pages. Illustrations. Large, 4 panel fold-out group photo between pages vi and vii. Foreword by Franklin H. Martin. Roster. Several instance of yellow highlighting to next noted. Some minor soiling inside boards and flyleaves. Some wear and edge rubbing to cover and edges. From an article in JAMA from 1908--After a struggle of four years on the part of the Surgeon General of the Army, backed by the medical profession, Congress at its last session was induced to give much needed relief to the Army Medical Corps, by an Act, approved last April, entitled "A bill to increase the efficiency of the Medical Department of the Army." Conditions in the Army prior to this were deplorable, so far as the organization of the Medical Department was concerned, as apparently no thought had been given to requirements for war. In fact, officers were far too few to perform the ordinary duties of peace times. To be capable of ready expansion in war time. the act authorized the Medical Reserve Corps, a peacetime pool of trained civilian physicians. This represented the first United States Army volunteer reserve and proved the forerunner for the entire Army Reserve system. The Medical Reserve Corps had grown to 1,757 officers, plus 146 on active duty, compared to 443 Regular Army medical officers at the time. By 30 June 1917, less than three months after the declaration of war, this had grown to 9,223 officers in the Medical, Dental, and Veterinary Officers' Reserve Corps, most recently enrolled.
Aiea, HI: Coffee Enterprises, Inc., 1990. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 287,  pages. Inscribed by the author, Gerald Coffee, on the half-title page. Inscription reads to Jim & Cristie, GB/GBA, Gerald Coffee 1-10-'98. Includes Acknowledgments; Foreword; 22 chapters, including I Surrender; The Enemy's Other Face; Forgiving Oneself; The "Fiery Forge; Passageways through Fear; From "Why Me?" to "Show Me!'; A Letter Home; Like Steel, We Are Tempered by Extremes; the "Commune" of Communicating"; The Hanoi March; Jerry, Jr.; Embracing the Good Fairy; Unity over Self; Hanoi Moon; God = Strength; Peepholes and Cracks; Free to Choose; Kinship with All Life; The Voice of Vietnam; Peace with Honor; Celebration; Beyond Survival. Gerald Coffee was interned as a Prisoner of War in North Vietnam after he was shot down on February 3, 1966, and was held until his release on February 12, 1973. U. S. Navy (retired) Captain Gerald Coffee flew low-level reconnaissance missions over Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis, which provided photographic proof of Soviet nuclear-tipped missiles, turning the tide of the dangerous Soviet – U.S. standoff. During the Vietnam War, Jerry was flying a combat mission off the USS Kittyhawk when he was shot down by North Vietnamese anti-aircraft guns. Immediately captured, he was held prisoner for over 7 years in the infamous ‘Hanoi Hilton’ communist prison where torture and solitary confinement were routine. His book, Beyond Survival, describes his experiences in gritty detail and his keynote talk has inspired thousands worldwide with a message of hope, faith, courage, and honor.
Shippensburg, PA: White Mane Books, 1996. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xvii, , 148 pages. Frontis illustrations. Illustrations (maps, photographs, diagrams). Includes Foreword by Henry F. Schorreck; Preface; Acknowledgments; and an Introduction by Ernest H. Hinrichs, Jr. This work includes 12 chapters and 7 Appendices, along with an Epilogue, Endnotes. Selected Bibliography, and Index. Some combat service support troops in World War I were apparently sent overseas with very little training in warfare. The fact that World War I was primarily thought of as trench warfare, with little of the fluidity of World War II, many have been one reason for this. History has shown that the first week of July 1918 was the turning point of the war. All through the spring, the Germans had exerted tremendous pressure against the Allied lines, and the power of their repeated thrusts had produced a critical situation. As a draftee in World War I, the author was assigned to the new radio intelligence work because of his fluency in German and his engineering background. His small unit was attached to the French Army after training in wireless telegraphy. This book is a result of that assignment. Knowledgeable in communications engineering and fluent in German as a result of his upbringing, Hinrichs has written a history that reads like fiction, but is true. This book is both a valuable contribution to the history of American intelligence, and an unusual account of an enlisted man working with the French in a secret war. Henry Forbush Schorreck, a former National Security Administration historian. He began his career as an NSA historian at Fort Meade in 1965. He retired in 1993.
New York, N.Y. The Review of Reviews Company, 1918. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. , [32 color maps and plates] 352 pages. Ex-Library copy with some of the usual markings. Ink notation on fep (not from author). Some cover wear and soiling. Illustrated frontis. Includes Introduction by George Creel. Includes 50 chapters, as well as 4 illustrations, 17 maps in color, and a two page United States Army Map. Contains chapters on the Mainsprings of the War, The Balkan Powder Magazine; Austria and the Slave; American Army in France; Man in the Air; Our Navy; Our Army; Identification of Fighting Men; The Prisoner of War; Casualties of War; Battles of the Great War; Sea Fights of the Great War; Cost of War; The Selective Draft; Ship Destruction; World Trade; Spies, Traitors and Alien Enemies; Record of Events in the Great War; and Index. Mr. Creel states that this war will not be won until it becomes part and parcel of every individual life, until it dominates every thought and activity. This burning consciousness can be gained only through an exact knowledge of the facts in the case, for it is in the simplicities of the truth that America and the great liberal nations find fullest justification.
New York, N.Y. Basic Books, 2003. First printing [stated]. Hardcover. xi, , 543,  pages. Map. Illustrations. Includes Acknowledgments, Notes, and Index. Chapters include War Week; Big Lies, Greed, and Other Hoary Animals; Enlisting Volunteers and Other Unlikely Events; Creeling and Other Activities That Make Philip Dru Unhappy; Seeds of the Apocalypse; The Women of No-Man's-Land; Politics is Adjourned, Ha-Ha-Ha; Fights to the Finish; Peace That Surpasses Understanding; Peace That Surpasses Understanding II; Chilling the Heart of the World; Illusions End; and A Covenant with Power. Thomas James Fleming (July 5, 1927 – July 23, 2017) was an American historian and writer and the author of over forty nonfiction and fiction titles. His work reflects a particular interest on the American Revolution, with titles such as Liberty! The American Revolution And The Future Of America, Duel: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the History of America and Washington's Secret War: The Hidden History of Valley Forge. Fleming served as president of the Society of American Historians and the PEN American Center. Fleming also spent ten years as chairman of the New York American Revolution Round Table and was an Honorary Member of the New York State Society of the Cincinnati since 1975. Fleming published books about various events and figures of the Revolutionary era. He also wrote about other periods of American history, and wrote over a dozen well-received novels set against various historical backgrounds. He said, "I never wanted to be an Irish-American writer, my whole idea was to get across that bridge and be an American writer"
New York: The Foundation for Cultural Review, Inc., 2021. Presumed First Edition, First printing this issue. Wraps. Format is approximately 7.75 inches by 10 inches. , 80, , plus covers. Footnotes. The New Criterion is a New York–based monthly literary magazine and journal of artistic and cultural criticism, edited by Roger Kimball (editor and publisher) and James Panero (executive editor). It has sections for criticism of poetry, theater, art, music, the media, and books. It was founded in 1982 by Hilton Kramer, former art critic for The New York Times, and Samuel Lipman, a pianist and music critic. The name is a reference to The Criterion, a British literary magazine edited by T. S. Eliot from 1922 to 1939. The magazine describes itself as a "monthly review of the arts and intellectual life ... in the forefront both of championing what is best and most humanely vital in our cultural inheritance and in exposing what is mendacious, corrosive, and spurious." It evinces an artistic classicism and political conservatism that are rare among other publications of its type. Since 1999, The New Criterion has been running the New Criterion Poetry Prize, a poetry contest with a cash prize. In 2004, According to the The New York Sun, for a quarter of a century The New Criterion "has helped its readers distinguish achievement from failure in painting, music, dance, literature, theater, and other arts. The magazine, whose circulation is 6,500, has taken a leading role in the culture wars, publishing articles whose titles are an intellectual call to arms." The magazine set out "to speak plainly and vigorously about the problems that beset the life of the artists and the life of the mind in our society" while resisting "a more general cultural drift"
London: Hodder and Stoughton, Ltd., 1949. Sixteenth Impression [stated]. Hardcover. 554,  pages. Footnotes. Maps. Abbreviations. Index. DJ worn. Sticker with name of previous owner on fep. Rear board weak and restrengthened with glue. Frontis illustration. Includes Preface. Also includes chapters on The Countryman; The Cavalry Commander; The King-Breaker; The Lord General; and The Prince. The author has been sparing in his notes, confining his documentation to points which are still dubious, or on which the author's view differs from that generally held. He has, however, been careful to give full references for all Oliver's own written and spoken words. John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir GCMG GCVO CH PC DL ( 26 August 1875 – 11 February 1940) was a Scottish novelist, historian, and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada, the 15th since Canadian Confederation. After a brief legal career, Buchan simultaneously began his writing career and his political and diplomatic careers, serving as a private secretary to the administrator of various colonies in southern Africa. He wrote propaganda for the British war effort during World War I. He was elected Member of Parliament for the Combined Scottish Universities in 1927, but he spent most of his time on his writing career, notably writing The Thirty-Nine Steps and other adventure fiction. In 1935, King George V, on the advice of Prime Minister R. B. Bennett, appointed Buchan as Governor General of Canada. He occupied the post until his death. Buchan was enthusiastic about literacy and the development of Canadian culture, and he received a state funeral in Canada before his ashes were returned to the U. K.
Sarasota, Florida: New Chapter Publisher, 2014. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 319,  pages. Inscribed on the fep by Nick Bollettieri. Inscription reads: To Nikita. Remember, no matter how difficult times may be, you will say: I Will Do It! Buo Wine[?], Nick Ponett, March, 2014. Includes Dedication, Foreword by Jim Courier, and Introduction, and Acknowledgments. Chapters cover My Beginnings; College and the Army; Learning the Ropes at Victory Park; My Big Break; Beaver Dam; The Birth of NBTA; NBTA Glory Days; Jim Courier; Monica Seles; Andre Agassi; IMG; The ABC tennis Program; Two Very Special People; Mary Pierce; Boris Becker; The 1990s; Max Mirnyi; Marcelo Rios and Xavier Malisse; Jelena Jankovic; Maria Sharapova; Martina Hingis; The Williams Sisters; Into the New Millennium; Three to Watch: Nishikori, Lisicki, Watson; Cindi and the Boys; My Children; Summing Up; Tennis Ambassador; and Into the Future. Also contains Appendix: The Status of American Tennis. Nicholas James Bollettieri (born July 31, 1931) is an American tennis coach. He pioneered the concept of a tennis boarding school, and helped develop many leading tennis players during the past decades, including Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Monica Seles, and Mary Pierce. He has also worked with Maria Sharapova, Daniela Hantuchová, Jelena Jankovi , Jerome Romualdez, Nicole Vaidišová, Sabine Lisicki, Sara Errani, Tommy Haas, Max Mirnyi, Xavier Malisse, Venus Williams, Serena Williams, Martina Hingis, Anna Kournikova, Marcelo Ríos, Kei Nishikori, and Dominique Rosenberg. Bollettieri has also been a tour traveling coach, including with Boris Becker for two years.
Boston, Massachusetts: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1976. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xiv, , 523,  pages. DJ worn, torn, soiled, chipped with front corner missing. 29 b/w Illustrations. 4 appendices. Index. Inscribed on the front free endpaper, Inscription reads: 3-11-82. To Robert "Buck" Bartley, with all good wishes, Pieter Ruether. 3-11-82. P.S. Your own "populist" background will make many of these pages come to life. This is believed to have been given to the founder of the Bartley Company, a construction firm that was noted for its commitment to safety and its employees. Includes Foreword. Chapters include In Search of Freedom; Farm Hand to Industrial Unionist; Winning and Losing; Wetzel Street to Bethlehem Hill; Awakening; Gathering Forces; Into the Nazi Whirlpool; Crisscrossing; Tooling at Gorky; Anomalies; Eastern Passage; Digging In; Sit-Down in Flint; Anderson Rejoins the U.S.A.; Infighting; River Rough; A Letter from Gorky; War on Two Fronts; Perils of Peace; "Teamwork in the Leadership, Solidarity in the Ranks"; An Unholy Alliance; Justice Aborted; New Dimensions for the UAW; Postwar European Labor; Merger; Labor for Peace Around the World; International Solidarity and Subversion; Under Five Presidents; and Servus. This is the story of the four Reuther brothers--Walter, Roy, Ted, and Victor. The Reuthers grew up in West Virginia, the sons of a poor immigrant who was himself a staunch union man. The author recalls the battles the Reuthers and the UAW fought with Communists and the underworld--and how both Walter and Victor were nearly killed by would-be assassins, murder attempts which J. Edgar Hoover's FBI was reluctant to investigate.
New York: Berkley Books, 2014. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 289,  pages. Illustrations. This copy is signed by Joan Rivers on the author's bookplate on the front free end paper. This diary was written to the best of Joan Rivers's memory. As such, some of the events many not be 100 percent...or even 5 percent factually correct. Miss Rivers wrote this diary as a comedic tome, not unlike Saving Private Ryan or The Bell Jar. Miss Rivers does, however, believe that anyone who takes anything in this book seriously is an idiot. And she says if anyone has a problem with that they can feel free to call her lawyer, Clarence Darrow. Joan Rivers is at it again. When her daughter Melissa gives her a diary for Christmas, at first Joan is horrified who the hell does Melissa think she is? That fat pig, Bridget Jones? But as Joan, being both beautiful and introspective, begins to record her day-to-day musings, she realizes she has a lot to say. About everything. And everyone, God help them. This is the Diary of a Mad Diva. For the first time in a century, a diary by someone that's actually worth reading. This book is a no-holds-barred, delightfully vicious, and always hilarious look at the everyday life of the ultimate diva. Follow Joan Rivers on a family vacation in Mexico and on trips between New York and Los Angeles, where she mingles with the stars, never missing a beat as she delivers blistering critiques on current events and excoriating insights about life, pop culture, and celebrities (from A-list to D-list), all in her relentlessly funny, signature style. For the first time in a century, a diary by someone who's actually worth reading--and worth suing.
New York, N.Y. Beaufort Books, 2011. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xx, 204 pages. Footnotes. Best Seller sticker on front of DJ. Includes Foreword by Mark Cuban, Preface, Conclusion, Acknowledgments, and Bibliography. Inscribed by the author on the title page. Inscription reads: 2/11 To Mark, Thanks for all you do to keep us informed, educated, and entertained! Gary Shapiro. Chapters include America's Decline; Why Innovation?; Innovation: The Jobs Engine; Innovation Requires Immigration; The U.S. Constitution and the Fire of Genius; All the World's a Market: Innovation Requires Free Trade; Innovation Requires Good Schools; Innovation Requires Competitive Broadband; Government Spending: Imperiling Innovation and More; Government Spending: Modest Proposals to Restore Sanity; Private Enterprise: Restoring Our Foundation for Growth; Innovation Requires Support of U.S. Companies; Innovation Requires a National Energy Policy; An Innovation Lesson in Health Care. In this book, Gary Shapiro shows us how to return innovation to its rightful place at the center of America's economic policy. When our best and brightest have the encouragement and incentives to follow their entrepreneurial dreams, then the great American free market will lead the world once again. But it requires a clear strategy and sound policies that will reignite America's innovation engine.
New York, N.Y. St. Martin's Press, 2002. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xii, , 336 pages. Illustrations. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. DJ has minor wear and soiling. Includes Acknowledgments, Coda, and Index. Chapters cover A State of Mind Called Brooklyn, 1955; A Child of Jackie Robinson; The Making of an Activist; A Guilty Pleasure; Village Voices; Crossing the Line: Robert Kennedy, Part 1; Touching the Extremes: Robert Kennedy, Part 11; The Space Left by King; The Neighborhood Code Gets Tested; and The Post Mutiny. Jack Abraham Newfield (February 18, 1938 – December 21, 2004) was an American journalist, columnist, author, documentary filmmaker and activist. Newfield wrote for the Village Voice, New York Daily News, New York Post, New York Sun, New York Magazine, Parade Magazine, Tikkun, Mother Jones, and The Nation and monthly columns for several labor union newspapers. In his autobiography, Somebody's Gotta Tell It: The Upbeat Memoir of a Working-Class Journalist, Newfield said, "The point is not to confuse objectivity with truth." A career beat reporter, Newfield wrote prolifically about modern society, culture, and politics, on a range of topics relevant to urban life, such as municipal corruption, the police, and labor unions, and also professional sports, especially baseball and boxing, as well as contemporary music. He wrote numerous books about modern social and political subjects, including A Prophetic Minority (1966) and Robert Kennedy: A Memoir. (1969). He received the American Book Award for The Full Rudy: The Man, the Myth, the Mania about New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.