Washington DC: National Defense University Press, 1979. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. xii,121,  pages. Contains About the Author, Foreword, and Preface. Includes Introduction; The Arithmetic of War; The Status Determination Process; Domestic Developments; Paris, January 1973--and its Aftermath; The Ford Administration--An Interim; President Carter and the MIA Issue; and Conclusions. Also includes Abbreviations Used in the Text, and a Bibliography, as well as tables on Geographic Distribution of Casualties Not Recovered, and POW's/MIA's by Service. Also contains a Figure on Reduction in POW's/MIA's Due to Status Changes. Captain Douglas L. Clarke, a naval aviator and a 1978 graduate of the National War College, has spent the majority of his career in operational billets. In 1965, as a member of a propeller-driven A-1 "Skyraider" squadron, Captain Clarke flew his first combat mission in Southeast Asia. Three-hundred missions later in 1973, as Commander of an A-7 "Corsair" squadron aboard the aircraft carrier Midway, he participated in the last American combat sorties of the war. Captain Clarke is one of the few naval aviators to have accomplished over 1,000 carrier-arrested landings. The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant Commander [then Lieutenant] Douglas L. Clarke, United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight during a search and rescue flight deep in hostile territory over North Vietnam on 17 October 1965.
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New York, N.Y. Simon & Schuster, 2000. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 766,  pages. DJ is in a plastic sleeve. Illustrations. Includes Cast of Characters in South Vietnam, North Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, United States, China, and the USSR. Part One discusses John F. Kennedy and Ho Chi Minh. Part Two discusses Vo Nguyen Giap and Lyndon B. Johnson. Part Three discusses Richard M. Nixon and Le Duc Tho. Part Four discusses Le Duan and Gerald R. Ford. Also contains Chronology; Notes; Bibliography, Acknowledgments; and an Index. There are also three full page black and white maps: Indochina, 1954-1975; Ho Chi Minh Trail; and The Tet Offensive, 1968. Employing new sources and up-to-date scholarship, Jack Langguth has written an excellent and accessible history of the war in Vietnam. His fast-paced narrative and his vivid portraits of the central characters will allow new generations of Americans to understand the drama of the war and the intensity of the emotions on both sides. Arthur John Langguth (July 11, 1933 – September 1, 2014), known as A. J. Langguth, was an American author, journalist and educator. He was Professor Emeritus of the Annenberg School for Communications School of Journalism at the University of Southern California. Langguth was the author of a biography of the English short story master Saki, and lively histories of the Trail of Tears, the American Revolution, the War of 1812, Afro-Brazilian religion, the Vietnam War, the political life of Julius Caesar and U.S. involvement with torture in Latin America. Langguth received the Freedom Forum Award, honoring the nation's top journalism educators, in 2001.
New York, N.Y. Bulfinch Press, 2005. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. Format is approximately 8.5 inches by 9.5 inches. , 186 pages. Includes two Audio CDS, with oral histories from Khe Sanh veterans. Foreword, Introduction, 11 Chapters, Epilogue, and Acknowledgments. Also includes 124 black-and-white photographs. Glossary. Notes. Photo Credits. Against a superior enemy force bent on their annihilation, six thousand Marines held the remote Khe Sanh Combat Base, and emerged victorious from the most important battle of the Vietnam war. The author urges a long overdue recognition of the stunning fortitude displayed by Marines and other members of the U.S. Armed Forces at Khe Sanh, which promises to reshape the way we remember the Americans who fought for their nation in Vietnam. Ron Drez is a decorated combat veteran of the Vietnam War and a former Captain of Marines. He is an award-winning, best-selling author and commander. He is President of Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours having served both as friend and associate of the distinguished, late historian. He has written many articles for military history magazines and is a contributing author and editor to the Encyclopaedia Britannica web site for its Normandy feature. Over twenty years of leading the Eisenhower Center’s oral history project has brought this distinguished author into contact with the veterans of WWII. Of note was his initial discovery and interviews with the “Band of Brothers” which he chronicled in a special edition of WWII magazine entitled, Finding the Band of Brothers.
New York, N.Y. Osprey Publishing, 2006. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 336 pages. Oversized book, measuring 9-3/4 inches by 7-3/4 inches. DJ is in a plastic sleeve. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrations (some with color). Includes Contributors; Chronology; Introduction; The French Indochina War; Fight for the Long Haul; The Road South; The War outside Vietnam; A View from the Other Side of the Story; Caught in the Crossfire; Diggers and Kiwis; The Conduct of the war; On the Ground; "Swatting Flies with a Sledgehammer"; Battle for the Mekong; Tactics in a Different War; The "Living-Room War"; and The Final Act--And After. Includes Endnotes, Bibliography, Glossary, and Index. Contributions include critical assessments of strategy and tactics by both NVA and ARVN officers, an account of the war's effect on civilians, and discussions of wider issues, including the war with Cambodia and Laos and the strategy of the U.S. forces. The book is illustrated with contemporary photographs, maps, and diagrams that evocatively complement the text. Among the many contributors were Lewis Sorley and John Prados. Dr. Andrew Wiest received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, in 1990. Specializing in the study of World War I and Vietnam, Dr. Wiest has served as a Visiting Senior Lecturer at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst and as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Warfighting Strategy in the United States Air Force Air War College. Since 1992 Dr. Wiest has been active in international education, leading a study abroad program on World War II to London and Normandy each summer, and developing the award-winning Vietnam Study Abroad Program.
New York, N.Y. The Macmillan Press Ltd., 1977. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. xix, , 239,  pages. Illustrations. Some wear to dust jacket edges Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper--Inscription reads For Jim, Ideal host for a scholarly Bunbury--from Rodney. Chiveden 1978. Includes List of Plates (15 black and white plates between pages 72 and 73), Preface, Chronological Table, Notes, Bibliography, and Index. This is the first critical study to consider in detail everything that Oscar Wilde wrote. The author argues that Wilde's adaptations of various literary genres and styles represent his attempts to define his artistic identity, and also his relationship with a society that he longed and expected to conquer but found increasingly hostile to everything that he most valued. Wilde's principal solution to these two related issues was the creation of the "dandy'', but this was only one of the many forms by which the artist's personality might assert its individual nature. Rodney Shewan was a Lecturer in English Literature at Stanford University in Britain. He was the co-editor with Peter Stansky of the series The Aesthetic Movement and the Arts and Crafts Movement.
New York, N.Y. Walker and Company, 1988. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 191,  pages DJ is price clipped. . Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper. Inscription reads: To Dave--Friend and Physician. Steve Altman, 8/95. Nineteen-year old Tory Bowhunter and his Uncle Noah arrive in Dodge City hoping to fine a clue to the whereabouts of Tory's father. Micah Bowhunter, a notorious buffalo hunter, had disappeared a couple of years earlier while Tory was in school in New Orleans. Tory and his uncle Noah undertake a hunt for Micah Bowhunter, but their success is threatened by Tory's involvement with Josie Meeker, the daughter of an Indian agent. This is the author's debut published novel. The concept for this work came to him while he was working for the U.S. Department of the Interior's wild horse management program. He began writing the novel in Meeker, Colorado, where may of the book's events take place. This is loosely based on historic incidents involving settlers and Ute Indians.
Whitehall, London: Royal United Service Institution, 1969. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. 73,  pages. Footnotes. Ink notation on the Table of Contents page. Cover has some wear and soiling. Topics covered include The New Context of Policy; Obligations Outside Europe; Britain in Europe; Instruments of Strategic Deterrence; Local War Forces; The Economic Outlays; and Britain's European Future. The author asserts that Britain has little alternative to increasing dependence on the United States other than to begin, first in the Mediterranean and then perhaps elsewhere, the cultivation of a stronger tradition of cooperation with Britain's continental neighbors. A move in this direction would be in line with the coordination of policies towards the 'Third World' that would stem from the greater economic integration of Western Europe. It would also be in line with the pronounced tendency for Commonwealth links to become ever weaker and less exclusive. The emergence of a Western European identity would give the British armed forces a heightened sense of purpose. Still more important is the prospect that a stable European pillar within the Western Alliance could do an immense amount, both materially and in less tangible respects, to preserve a modicum of order and sanity in what threatens to become an ever more bitter and divided world.
London, England: Osprey, 1995. Second printing [stated]. Trade paperback. 48 pages. Illustrations (some in full color). Footnotes. Some technical specifications. Steven J. Zaloga (born February 1, 1952) is an American author and defense consultant. He received a bachelor's degree cum laude at Union College and a masters degree at Columbia University, both in history. He has published many books dealing with modern military technology, and especially Soviet and CIS tanks and armored warfare. He is a senior analyst at the Teal Group. He is also a noted scale armor modeler and is a host/moderator of the World War II Allied Discussion group at Missing-Lynx, a modeling website. He is a frequent contributor to the UK-based modeling magazine Military Modeling. He is a member of the Armor Modeling and Preservation Society. Peter Sarson has produced graphic cutaways for many armored vehicle publications, and is regarded as one of the world’s great illustrators of military vehicles. The T-34 was the most influential tank design of World War 2. When first introduced into combat in the summer of 1941, it represented a revolutionary leap forward in tank design. Its firepower, armor protection and mobility were superior to that of any other medium tank of the period. This superiority did not last long. While the T-34 underwent a series of incremental improvements during 1943, it was being surpassed by new German tank designs, most notably the Panther. This title traces the life of the original T-34 through all its difficulties to eventual success.
London, England: Osprey, 1994. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Trade paperback. 48 pages. Minor cover wear. Includes Developmental History of the IS-2 Heavy Tank, Operational History, Post War History, IS-2 Model 1944; Stalin Tanks in Foreign Service; and Heavy Assault Guns. Includes illustrations, with eight full-color plates of the IS-2 model 1944 104th tank regiment, May, 1945; IS-2 model 1944, Polish 4th Heavy Tank Regiment, Berlin; IIS-2 Model 1944, 78th Guards Heavy Tank Regiment, Jihlava, Czechoslovakia, 1945; ISU-122S, 2nd Belorussian Front, Gdansk, February 1945; ISU-152, Guards Heavy Assault Gun Brigade, April 1945; IS-2 Model 1944, 95th Guards Independent Heavy Tank Regiment, Berlin, 1945 (includes key to 48 parts and specifications). The Iosef Stalin tanks were the ultimate heavy tanks developed by the Soviet Union and were popularly called 'Victory tanks' due to their close association with the defeat of Germany in 1945. Yet in spite of their reputation, the Stalin tanks emerged from a troubled design, had a brief moment of glory in 1944 and 1945, and disappeared in ignominy after 1960. This title covers the events contributing to the Soviet Union's need to design the new series, with particular reference to the unsuccessful KV series and the advent of a new generation of heavy German tanks including the Tiger. It also covers their development, operational history and myriad variants. Steve Zaloga has published over twenty books and numerous articles dealing with military technology, especially armored vehicle development. Peter Sarson has illustrated a number of Osprey publications. His cutaway artwork is the hallmark of the New Vanguard series.
London, England: Osprey, 1993. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. 64 pages. Includes Historical Background, Chronology, Training, Tactics, Logistics, The Viking in Battle, Motivation and Psychology, Appearance and Equipment, Helmets, Armour, Weapons, Manufacture of Weapons, Museums, Collecting, The Plates, Further Reading, and Glossary. Also includes black and white illustrations and maps, and twelve page color illustrations. When Norwegian Vikings first raided the European coast in the 8th century AD, their leaders were from the middle ranks of warriors known as hersirs. At this time the hersir was typically an independent landowner or local chieftain with equipment superior to that of his followers. By the end of the 10th century, the independence of the hersir was gone, and he was now a regional servant of the Norwegian king. This book investigates these brutal, mobile warriors, and examines their tactics and psychology in war, dispelling the idea of the Viking raider as simply a killing machine. Mark Harrison has a Batchelor's degree in Medieval Studies from Lancaster University. He has worked as a Curator at the Royal Armouries, Tower of London since 1986 and has a strong interest in the early medieval world. Gerry Embleton is a British artist. Embleton began as a comic strip artist, and worked on TV Century 21 in the 1960s. He later began working in children's educational illustrations and then advertising. He also paints landscapes and was the first artist to work on the new Dan Dare in 1982. He is now best known as an illustrator of military and historic subjects. He has illustrated more than 40 titles for the military publisher Osprey.
Annapolis, Maryland: The Naval Institute Press, 1989. Presumed First U.S. Edition, presumed first printing. Hardcover. vii, , 229,  pages. Small tear and loss of material at top edge of dust jacket. Black mark on bottom edge. Includes Acknowledgments, Bibliography, and Index. Topics covered include The Objectives of Arms Control; The Objectives of Maritime Power; Maritime Arms Control Measures, 1800-1939; The Post-1945 Context; The Limits of Current Achievement; Some Aspirations Examined; The Sea and Strategic Arms Control; Tactical Nuclear Weapons at Sea; Limitation of Conventional Armaments at Sea; Limitation of Naval Force Structures; Maritime Weapon-free Zones; Coastal State Control; Confidence-building Measures; and the Limits of the Possible. This book reviews the history of maritime control measures from before the First World War, and provides a critical examination of both the objectives of maritime power and the concepts of disarmament, peace zones, parity, verifiability, and peaceful coexistence. The author argues that the objectives of maritime power are not necessarily incompatible with international security, and that strategic deterrence can contribute to improved security.
New York, N.Y. Nation Books, 2012. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 302 pages. Includes Introduction, Acknowledgments, Notes, Bibliography, and Index. Chapters are: Days of Theft: Pine Ridge, South Dakota; Days of Siege, Camden, New Jersey; Days of Devastation, Welch, West Virginia; Days of Slavery, Immokalee, Florida; and Days of Revolt, Liberty Square, New York City. Christopher Lynn Hedges (born September 18, 1956) is an American Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author and television host. His books include War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2002), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction; Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle; Death of the Liberal Class; Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, written with cartoonist Joe Sacco, which was a New York Times bestseller; Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt; and his most recent, America: The Farewell Tour. Hedges spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, West Asia, Africa, the Middle East (he is fluent in Arabic), and the Balkans. He has reported from more than fifty countries, and has worked for The Christian Science Monitor, Dallas Morning News, and The New York Times, where he was a foreign correspondent for fifteen years (1990–2005) serving as the paper's Middle East Bureau Chief and Balkan Bureau Chief during the war in the former Yugoslavia. Hedges contributed to The New York Times staff entry that received the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for the paper's coverage of global terrorism. He received the Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism in 2002.
New York: Black Cat, 2015. Presumed first edition, first printing and states NOT FOR RESALE. Trade paperback. iv, , 120,  pages. Illustrations. Glossary. Bookmark associated with the book laid in--scarce surviving example. Some cover wear. Nein. A Manifesto is the brainchild of Eric Jarosinski, the self-described failed intellectual behind the hugely popular @NeinQuarterly, a Compendium of Utopian Negation that uses the aphoristic potential of Twitter to plumb the existential abyss of modern life and finds it bottomless. Stridently hopeless and charmingly dour, Nein. A Manifesto is an irreverent philosophical investigation into our most urgent questions. And the least. Inspired by the aphorisms of Nietzsche, Karl Kraus, Walter Benjamin, and Theodor W. Adorno, Jarosinski's short-form style reinvents philosophy for a world doomed to distraction. Nein. A Manifesto will be packaged as an attractive small-format book, with a handful of Jarosinski's aphorisms laid out on each page. Critical thinkers, lovers of language, bibliophiles, manics and depressives alike will be drawn to this compelling, witty, and often hilarious translation of digital into print. Theory into praxis. And tragedy into farce. Eric Jarosinski (born 1971) is an American Germanist, author, and humorist. Jarosinski writes under the nom de plume NeinQuarterly on Twitter, where he writes linguistic, political, and philosophical aphorisms. He began tweeting in 2012 and soon had a significant following (with 150,000 followers as of 2017). He then made the jump to print with a weekly column in the leading German weekly Die Zeit (2014-present). Jarosinski's first book Nein. A Manifesto has been published in English, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, and Danish.
Washington DC: U. S. Government Printing Office, 1950. Presumed First printing of this version. Wraps. iv, 340,  pages. Illustrations. References. Exercises. Index. Marked Restricted. Cover has some wear and soiling. Some edge soiling. This is an important Korean War era military manual focused on soldier's training for combat. This manual supersedes FM 21-75, 6 February 1944, including C1, 6 May 1944: C 2, 5 July 194;, C 3 July 1945; and C 4 23 August 1945. This manual is dedicated to the soldier — the key to success on the battlefield. This is a guide for the soldier, regardless of the arm or service. It explains how to go about your duties as a soldier in daylight and darkness. It shows the soldier to to protect and preserve your health and how to see at night. It also teaches the soldier the technique of sniping and shows how combat intelligence can help . This is the soldier's field manual. It tells the soldier how to perform the combat skills needed to survive on the battlefield. These are basic skills that must be learned by soldiers in all military occupational specialties.
Washington DC: Blair & Rives, Printers, 1836. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. 131,  pages. Some pages uncut. Some pagination issues (page 16 has only the 6 printed) Worn and frayed edges. Bound with one string at center of left side. Some page soiling and foxing. Table on Free White Persons, including heads of households at pages 21-24. The Admission to the Union Clause of the United States Constitution, found at Article IV, Section 3, Clause 1, authorizes the Congress to admit new states into the United States beyond the thirteen already in existence at the time the Constitution went into effect. The Constitution went into effect on June 21, 1788, after ratification by 9 of the 13 states, and the federal government began operations under it on March 4, 1789. Each new state has been admitted on an equal footing with those already in existence. Of the 37 states admitted to the Union by Congress, all but 6 have been established within an existing U.S. organized incorporated territory. When the people of a territory or a region thereof have grown to a sufficient population and make their desire for statehood known, in most cases Congress passed an enabling act authorizing the people of that territory or region to frame a proposed state constitution as a step toward admission to the Union. Although the use of an enabling act was a common historic practice, several states were admitted to the Union without one. The entry of several states into the Union has been delayed by complicating factors. Among them, Michigan, which petitioned Congress for statehood in 1835, was not admitted to the Union until 1837, because of a boundary dispute with the adjacent state of Ohio.
Charlottesville: The University of Virginia, The Tracy W. McGregor Library, 1941. Limited edition of 1100. Wraps. Unpaginated (26 pages). Covers worn, torn, chipped, and soiled. Inside rear cover and adjoining page discolored. Scarce surviving copy. Dunmore's Proclamation is a historical document signed on November 7, 1775 by John Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore, royal governor of the British Colony of Virginia. The proclamation declared martial law and promised freedom for slaves of American revolutionaries who left their owners and joined the royal forces, becoming Black Loyalists. According to historians, the proclamation was designed for practical and militaristic reasons rather than moral reasons or humanitarianism. Formally proclaimed on November 15, its publication prompted between 800 and 2000 slaves (from both patriot and loyalist owners) to run away and enlist with Dunmore. It also raised a furor among Virginia's slave-owning elites (again of both political persuasions), to whom the possibility of a slave rebellion was a major fear. The proclamation ultimately failed in meeting Dunmore's objectives; he was forced out of the colony in 1776, taking about 300 former slaves with him. This work contains a brief history about proclamation published by John Murray, fourth Earl of Dunmore and governor of Virginia, granting slaves freedom if they fought for the British army. The frontispiece is a facsimile from Dunmore's publication.
Pana, Illinois: Kerr's Printing House, 1907. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Staplebound wraps. 50 pages plus seven illustrations/plates. Front cover and next page have the names and address of previous owner and a date stamped on it. Cover is worn, torn, chipped and soiled. The 2nd Illinois Cavalry Regiment was a cavalry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Companies "A" to "L of the 2nd Illinois Cavalry was mustered into service at Camp Butler, Illinois, on August 12, 1861. Company "M"" was mustered in on December 30, 1861. The regiment was mustered out on December 30, 1865. The regiment suffered 8 officers and 50 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 3 officers and 173 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 234 fatalities. Commanders: Colonel Silas Noble - mustered out February 16, 1863; Colonel John J. Mudd - killed in action May 3, 1864; Colonel Daniel B. Bush, Jr. - discharged July 24, 1865; and Colonel Benjamin F. Marsh. The first photograph appears to be of the reunion attendees. The following photographs are: Sergt. Wm. M. Baldwin, Company K; Colonel D. B. Bush, Colonel John J. Mudd, Lieut. Col. Harvey Hogg, Lieut. Col. B. F. Marsh, and Major F. B. Moore. This is a storehouse of information, with names of survivors, some addresses, and vignettes about fallen comrades and others and death notices of members of the Association. There is some information on the Battle of Bolivar. This copy belonged to James P. Chase of Socorro, New Mexico and an empty envelop addressed to him remains with this work. He appears to have been a founder of a Masonic lodge in Socorro.
Pana, Illinois: Kerr's Printing House, 1908. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Staplebound wraps. , 16,  pages Three illustrations/plates. Front cover and title page have the names and address of previous owner and a date stamped on it. Cover is worn, torn, chipped and soiled. The 2nd Illinois Cavalry Regiment was a cavalry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Companies "A" to "L of the 2nd Illinois Cavalry was mustered into service at Camp Butler, Illinois, on August 12, 1861. Company "M"" was mustered in on December 30, 1861. The regiment was mustered out on December 30, 1865. The regiment suffered 8 officers and 50 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 3 officers and 173 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 234 fatalities. Commanders: Colonel Silas Noble - mustered out February 16, 1863; Colonel John J. Mudd - killed in action May 3, 1864; Colonel Daniel B. Bush, Jr. - discharged July 24, 1865; and Colonel Benjamin F. Marsh. Plates I is of Mrs. John J. Mudd, Mrs. Ella Mudd Baldwin, and Wm M. Baldwin. Plate II is of Lt.-Col. Harvey Hogg who was killed in the Battle of Middleburg, Tenn in 1862. Plate III is of George C. Houchens, President of the Second Ill. Cavalry Association who died in 1906. These proceedings include the lengthy poem, We've All Grown Old by David G. Palmer. This copy was owned by James P. Chase who served in Company H and later lived in Socorro, New Mexico. Related marks on page 8. On pages 10-12 is a letter written by M. H. Musser to his wife in 1962 that addresses the battle in which Lt.-Col. Hogg was killed. Other discussion of the battle follow.
Decatur, GA: Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Kappa Alpha Alpha Chapter, 1986. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. Format is approximately 8.5 inches by 11 inches. 20 pages plus covers. Illustrated cover. Illustrations and advertisements. Some cover and page soiling noted. Pencil notation on first page. Signed inscription on front cover reads: To a good friend and a great American Julian Bond and Lawrence Douglas Wilder 11/24/86. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. ( ) is a historically African American Greek-lettered fraternity. The organization has over 750 undergraduate and graduate chapters. The fraternity was founded on November 17, 1911 by three Howard University juniors, Edgar Amos Love, Oscar James Cooper and Frank Coleman, and their faculty adviser, Dr. Ernest Everett Just. Omega Psi Phi is the first fraternal organization founded at a historically black university. In 1924, at the urging of fraternity member Carter G. Woodson, the fraternity launched Negro History and Literature Week in an effort to publicize the growing body of scholarship on African-American history. Encouraged by public interest, the event was renamed "Negro Achievement Week" in 1925 and given an expanded national presence in 1926 by Woodson's Association for the Study of Negro Life as "Negro History Week." Expanded to the full month of February from 1976, this event continues today as Black History Month. Since 1945, the fraternity has undertaken a National Social Action Program to meet the needs of African Americans in the areas of health, housing, civil rights, and education. Omega Psi Phi has been a patron of the United Negro College Fund since 1955, providing an annual gift of $350,000.00 to the program.
New York: Viking Studio Books, 1994. Third printing [stated]. Hardcover in slip case with minor wear. Format of the book is approximately 9.75 inches by 10.75 inches. Signed on fep by Rodrique and Freundlich Decorated boards and endpapers. Illustrations (color). Peel-off barcode label on back of slipcase. The inspirational story of Tiffany, the beloved terrier-spaniel who became Blue Dog, the art phenomenon that has captured America with her mesmerizing eyes and her message of true love conquering all--includes eight new Blue Dog paintings. George Rodrigue (March 13, 1944 – December 14, 2013) was an American artist from Louisiana, who in the late 1960s began painting Louisiana landscapes, followed soon after by outdoor family gatherings and southwest Louisiana 19th-century and early 20th-century genre scenes. His paintings often include moss-clad oak trees, which are common to an area of French Louisiana known as Acadiana. In the mid-1990s Rodrigue's Blue Dog paintings, based on a Cajun legend called Loup-garou, catapulted him to worldwide fame. Worldwide he is known for his creation of the Blue Dog series of paintings, featuring a blue-hued dog. He used the shape and stance of his deceased dog named Tiffany, and was primarily influenced by the loup-garou legend — the first painting in the series bears the title Watch Dog, painted for Bayou, a book of Louisiana ghost stories. The Blue Dog was made popular by Absolut Vodka in 1992, when Rodrigue was honored as an Absolut Vodka artist joining famous artists such as Andy Warhol and glass artist Hans Godo Frabel. The Blue Dog was used by both Absolut Vodka and the Xerox Corporation through national ad campaigns.
Boston, MA: Charles Merrill, c1970. Presumed one of multiple originals. Stapled at upper left corner. , 13,  pages. Name of previous owner on the upper right corner of the title page. Drawings/doodles on title page. This has been folded in half at some point but is fully open now. This is an interesting 'thought piece' that may have been an input to one of the classes Mr. Merrill taught. It is an interesting read both as a 'period piece' when the term 'Negro' was the predominant noun used. It is also fascinating in that many of the points and observations about a half-century ago could have been written uniquely for a modern essay. Mr. Merrill was one of the foremost thought leaders and educational leaders on minority education of the last half of the Twentieth Century.
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1935. Hardcover. xiii, , 468,  pages. Formulae. Footnotes. Appendices. Index. Some underling noted. Linus Carl Pauling (February 28, 1901 – August 19, 1994) was an American chemist, biochemist, chemical engineer, peace activist, author, and educator. He published more than 1,200 papers and books, of which about 850 dealt with scientific topics. New Scientist called him one of the 20 greatest scientists of all time, and as of 2000, he was rated the 16th most important scientist in history. For his scientific work, Pauling was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1954. For his peace activism, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1962. He is one of four individuals to have won more than one Nobel Prize (the others being Marie Curie, John Bardeen and Frederick Sanger). Of these, he is the only person to have been awarded two unshared Nobel Prizes, and one of two people to be awarded Nobel Prizes in different fields, the other being Marie Curie. Pauling was one of the founders of the fields of quantum chemistry and molecular biology. His contributions to the theory of the chemical bond include the concept of orbital hybridization and the first accurate scale of electronegativities of the elements. Pauling also worked on the structures of biological molecules, and showed the importance of the alpha helix and beta sheet in protein secondary structure. Pauling's approach combined methods and results from X-ray crystallography, molecular model building, and quantum chemistry. His discoveries inspired work on the structure of DNA, which made it possible for geneticists to crack the DNA code of all organisms.
Pardubice: Galerie Apolo, 1991. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing Edition limited to 5000 copies. Hardcover. Includes Illustrations. Text is in Czech, English, French, German. Vaclav Neumann was the chief conductor of the Czech Philharmonic and a prominent figure among conductors who was known all over the world for his achievements. He was a personality of a unique combination of spiritual qualities with professionalism. Václav Neumann (29 September 1920 – 2 September 1995) was a Czech conductor, violinist and violist. Neumann was born in Prague, where he studied at the Prague Conservatory with Josef Micka (violin), and Pavel D de ek and Metod Doležil (conducting). He co-founded the Smetana Quartet, playing 1st violin and then viola, before conducting in Karlovy Vary and Brno. In 1956, he began to conduct at the Komische Oper in Berlin, leaving in 1964 to become conductor of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. He stayed there until 1968, when he became principal conductor of the Czech Philharmonic, a post he held until 1990. Neumann taught conducting at the Prague Academy for Music, where his students included Oliver von Dohnányi and Vít zslav Podrazil. Neumann was particularly noted as a champion of Czech music, and made the first studio recording of Leoš Janá ek's opera The Excursions of Mr. Brou ek in 1962.
Oberammergau, Germany: NATO School, 2011. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Ephemera. Format is approximately 3.25 inches by 2 inches. Reverse side is blank. Front side has the NATO symbol in the upper left. There are Yellow and Green dots, presumably indicating areas of participation. This credential was issued to Mr. [Dr.] Christopher Deeney USA-CIV. The training was designated as N5-31-A-11 and there is also a number 13 on the right side, along with the letter M. Dr. Christopher Deeney is Vice President for Program Integration where he integrates three business units to ensure that every customer received the best product. This included staffing decision, R&D investments and planning customer interactions. Key was ensuring that program delivery and safety/security requirements were planned and executed with excellence. Prior to that he was a member of the Senior Executive Service with the National Nuclear Security Administration with responsibilities for the research, development, testing and experimentation program within the Office of Defense Programs.
Washington DC: U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Defense Programs, c2000. Presumed Ad Hoc compilation of photocopied materials. Three Ring Binder. Various paginations (approximately 1 inch thick) U.S. Damaged Nuclear Weapon Disposition Activity Summary Table of Contents: AL/NV Memorandum of Agreement, DOE HQ Disposition Statement, Key Events to Date Disposition Drill/Exercise Schedule, Disposition Focus Group Charter, Device Disposition Drill (D3-1) After Action report with attachments, Disposition Focus Group and Exercise Working Group Meeting Minutes, and Presentation to DNFSB, September 1999. Laid in is a Disposition of a Damaged Nuclear Weapon at the Nevada Test Site Update Briefing to the DNFSB, Draft USDOE Disposition Program Plan (Draft). Some duplicates of tabbed items present. Three ring Binder with tabbed sections.