New York, N.Y. Alfred A. Knopf, 1967. Second printing [stated]. Hardcover. xv, , 479 , , x,  pages. DJ has some wear, tears, chips and soiling. DJ is price clipped. Some top edge discoloration (moisture?) Includes Introduction and Index, as well as chapters on Perspective, The Problems of Change, Portraits, Politics, Education, The Press, the U.S. and the World; Spoofs; First and Last Things; America; Johnson; Eisenhower; and Kennedy. Also contains Index, following page 480. James Barrett Reston (November 3, 1909 – December 6, 1995), nicknamed "Scotty", was an American journalist whose career spanned the mid-1930s to the early 1990s. He was associated for many years with The New York Times. Reston joined the Associated Press in 1934. He moved to the London bureau of The New York Times in 1939, but returned to New York in 1940. In 1942, he took leave of absence to establish a U.S. Office of War Information in London. Rejoining the Times in 1945, Reston was assigned to Washington, D.C., as national correspondent. In 1948, he was appointed diplomatic correspondent. In 1953, he became bureau chief and columnist. In subsequent years, Reston served as associate editor of the Times from 1964 to 1968, executive editor from 1968 to 1969, and vice president from 1969 to 1974. He wrote a nationally syndicated column from 1974 until 1987, when he became a senior columnist. During the Nixon administration, he was on the master list of Nixon political opponents. Reston retired from the Times in 1989.
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New York, N.Y. McGraw-Hill Company, 1999. Special Revised Edition [stated], First Printing [Stated]. Trade paperback. xxiv, 454,  pages. Illustrations. Maps. Slightly cocked. Some top edge wear/rippling. Includes Special Edition Acknowledgments, Acknowledgments, Foreword, and Introduction. This special revised edition includes New Veteran Interviews, Expanded coverage, Revised data, 90 new photos & illustrations, and an Epilogue:Topics covered include Hullar's Crew; The ETO; Molesworth and the 303rd Bomb Group; Introduction to Combat, Amiens, August 15, 1943 and Le Bourget, August 16, 1943; "We're Veterans After That One!", Schweinfurt, August 17, 1943; "This One Was Going to Be a "Milk Run", Gilze Rijen, August 19, 1943; "They Didn't Have a Prayer!", Watten, August 27, 1943; "By This Time Things Were Really Screwed Up", Amiens, August 31, 1943; "And I for One Said a Little Prayer", Stuttgart, September 6, 1943; "A Horrible Fiasco", Nantes, September 16, 1943; "Don't Let That Happen to You", Emden, October 2, 1943; "Black Week" Begins, Bremen, October 8, 1943; "We Were All So Scared", Munster, October 10, 1943; "Schweinfurt Again!", Black Thursday, October 14, 1943; "I Could Even See England", Duren, October 20, 1943; A Week at the "Rest Home", October 22- 27, 1943; "Those Lightings Were Beautiful That Day", Wilhelmshaven, November 3, 1943; The Silence before the Storm, November 4-25, 1943; The Battle of Bremen Begins, November 26, 1943; Star Dust, Bremen, November 26, 1943; Sawicki's Sacrifice, Bremen, November 29 1943. Includes suggestions for further reading and an Index.
New York, N.Y. Simon & Schuster, 2008. First Simon & Schuster Hardcover edition [stated]. First printing [stated]. Hardcover. , 439,  pages. Footnotes. Includes Prologue, Acknowledgments, Notes, and Index, as well as chapters on The Intelligence-Industrial Complex; Booz Allen Hamilton and "The Shadow IC"; A Short History of Intelligence Outsourcing; The CIA and the Sacrifice of Professionalism; The Role of the Pentagon; The NSA, 9/11, and the Business of Data Mining; Intelligence Disneyland; The Pure Plays; The Rise of the National Surveillance State; Conclusion: Ideology, Oversight, and the Costs of Secrecy. Tim Shorrock (born 1951) is an American writer and commentator on US foreign policy, US national security and intelligence, and East Asian politics. He has written articles for several magazines, including Harper's, Mother Jones, The Nation, and Salon. He also worked as a reporter in the Washington bureau of The Journal of Commerce. In a visit to Korea after the April Revolution, Tim witnessed South Korea's autocrat Syngman Rhee overthrown. He later said, "That was the first time in my life that I ever saw people rise up and throw out a dictator. I always remember the April uprising. That was a big influence on my life."
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. Third printing [stated]. Hardcover. xxiii, , 304 pages. DJ has slight wear,small scuff at back and minor soiling. Signed by author sticker on DJ. Foreword by Annette Gordon-Reed. Author's Note. Illustrations. Map. Includes Appendix A: A Colored Man's Reminiscences of James Madison by Paul Jennings. Appendix B: Jennings Family Genealogy. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Signed by the author on the title page. Elizabeth Dowling Taylor received her Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. Over a 22-year career in museum education and historical research, she was director of interpretation at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and director of education at James Madison’s Montpelier. Most recently a fellow at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, Taylor is now an independent scholar and lecturer. She is the author of A Slave in the White House. Paul Jennings (1799–1874) was an American personal servant, as a young enslaved man, to President James Madison during and after his White House years. Jennings is noted for publishing in 1863 the first White House memoir. His book was described as "a singular document in the history of slavery and the early American republic." Living in Washington, DC from 1837 on, Jennings made many useful connections and was aided by the northern Republican Senator Daniel Webster in gaining freedom. In the 1850s, Jennings traveled to Virginia, where he tracked down his children, who had grown up on a neighboring plantation with his late wife Fanny, who was also enslaved. His relatives on his mother's side were sold by the widow Dolley Madison with Montpelier in 1844.
London: Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies, 1979. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. , 192 pages. Illustrations. Footnote. Biographical notes on Contributors. Previous owner's embossed seal on half-title pages. DJ has some wear and soiling. Among the contributors are: John Terraine, Tony Geraghty, Walter Laqueur, Peter Janke, Lord Grey of Naunton, Richard Chatterbuck, Robert Mark, Martin Bell, Robin Walsh, Max Beloff, Robert Thompson, Lord Caradon, Maurice Bathurst, Van Straubenzee, Kloppenberg, Stokreef, Ulrich Wegner. These contributor represent a cross-section of the most highly regarded military and security analysts of the second half of the Twentieth Century.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1969. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. xvii, , 289,  pages. Introduction by Paul Ramsey. Footnotes. Compliments card form the author laid in. DJ has some wear and soiling. William V. O'Brien was Professor of Government Emeritus at Georgetown University. Dr. O'Brien specialized in international law and ethics and was an authority on just war doctrine. His books included "The Conduct of Just and Limited War," "Law and Morality in Israel's War with the PLO," "Nuclear War, Deterrence, and Morality" and "War And/Or Survival." He was born at Georgetown University hospital and spent his college years there, earning a Ph.D. in 1953. He spent his entire academic career there, too, beginning as an instructor in 1950, and retiring as professor emeritus in 1993. O'Brien's years at Georgetown were interrupted only by World War II, during which he served in the U.S. Army and saw action in the Pacific theater. During his years on the Georgetown faculty, Dr. O'Brien twice served as chairman of the government department. He was chairman of the Institute of World Policy, and he helped establish the Goldman visiting Israeli professorship. In his honor in 1993, the university established the William V. O'Brien Lecture in International Law and Morality.
New York, N.Y. HarperCollinsPublishers, 2013. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. x, , 292 pages. Illustrations. DJ has price removed. Inscribed by the author on the title page. Inscription reads To Father George Stuart with Best Wishes Peter Eisner May 2, 2013. Includes Prologue, Epilogue, Acknowledgments, Excerpts from LaFarge's Encyclical, Notes, Bibliography, and Index. Also includes chapters on Nostalgia Confronts Reality; A "Crooked Cross''; The Imposition of the Reich; The Pope's Battle Plan; The Flying Cardinal; A Democratic Response; In the Heat of the Summer; the Pop's Discontent; Shame and Despair; A New Year and an End to Appeasement; Will There Be Time?; Change Overnight; and The New Regime. Peter Eisner, a veteran foreign correspondent, has been deputy foreign editor and Washington, D.C, political editor with the Washington Post, foreign editor and senior foreign correspondent of Newsday, and bureau chief and correspondent for AP in the US and Latin America. Eisner is the former managing director of the Center for Public Integrity, a Washington-based watchdog organization. He is the author or coauthor of five previous books, including The Pope’s Last Crusade, The Italian Letter, and The Freedom Line,winner of the Christopher Award.
New York, N.Y. Beaufort Books, 2006. First Edition [stated]. Hardcover. xviii, , 292 pages. Illustrations. Bookplate signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Associated bookmark laid in. Book contains Preface and chapters on Family, Nation Building, Rescue, Moral Resolve, Healing, Divine Power, Teaching, Following Your Moral Compass, Visionary Leadership, and Visionary Leadership. Also contains an Epilogue, and Appendixes on Settlements, Loan Guarantees and the 1991 Gulf War, Suggested Readings and Resources, A Chronology of Defining Moments, and a Glossary, as well as Acknowledgments and an Index. Gordon Zacks (March 11, 1933 – February 1, 2014) was an American businessman, author and presidential adviser. He graduated from Ohio State University. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer for 24 years until 2004. An expert on the Middle East and staunch advocate of Israel, he served as an adviser to George H. W. Bush in several capacities: from 1987-1988, he served as National Chairman of the Bush for President National Jewish Campaign Committee and Co-Chairman of the Bush for President National Finance Committee, he was Vice-Chairman of the Bush/Quayle National Finance Committee and Co-Chairman of the Middle East Policy Task Force, from 1991-92 he served as Chairman of the US and Foreign Commercial Service Advisory Committee, he served on the President's Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiation for thirteen years. Zacks is the author of Defining Moments: Stories of Character, Courage, and Leadership , a collection of essays on leadership.
New York, N.Y. Harper Collins Publishers, Inc., 2005. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 421,  pages. Signed first edition sticker on front of DJ. Signed by the author on the front free end paper. Francine Prose (born April 1, 1947) is an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and critic. She is a Visiting Professor of Literature at Bard College, and was formerly president of PEN American Center. Prose graduated from Radcliffe College in 1968. She received the PEN Translation Prize in 1988 and received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1991. Prose's novel The Glorious Ones has been adapted into a musical with the same title by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. In March 2007, Prose was chosen to succeed American writer Ron Chernow beginning in April to serve a one-year term as president of PEN American Center, a New York City-based literary society of writers, editors and translators that works to advance literature, defend free expression, and foster international literary fellowship. Her novel, Blue Angel, a satire about sexual harassment on college campuses, was a finalist for the National Book Award. One of her novels, Household Saints, was adapted for a movie by Nancy Savoca. Prose received the Rome Prize in 2006. In 2010, Prose received the Washington University International Humanities Medal. The medal, awarded biennially and accompanied by a cash prize of $25,000, is given to honor a person whose humanistic endeavors in scholarship, journalism, literature, or the arts have made a difference in the world.
Summerville, MA: Alternative Education Project, Inc., 1982. Presumed First Edition, First printing of this Double Issue. Wraps. 175,  pages. Double Issue. Illustrations. Notes. Cover has some wear and soiling. Front cover has the following text: Postal Workers, Reviewing Radical History II, Dreams of Freedom, and The American Family Goes Camping (with cover photo). Contains Introduction. Also contains "Having a Good Time": The American Family Goes Camping by Margaret Cerullo and Phyllis Ewen; Peace at Any Price? Feminism, Anti-Imperialism, and the Disarmament Movement; Solidarity, Cold War and the Left: How to Respond to Poland, by Frank Brodhead; History and Myth, Real and Sureal: Interview with Carlos Fuentes; Working the Fast Lane: Jobs, Technology and Scientific Management in the US Postal Service; Poems by Joy Koawa, Gene Dennis, and Bronwen Wallace. Also includes Review of Radical History: Special Section, Culture, Politics and Workers' Response to Industrialization in the US, by Jim Green; Another Time, Another Place: Blacks, Radicals and Rank and File Militancy in Auto in the 30s & 40s; Down on the Farm: The Agrarian Revolt in American History by Billy Pope; Beyond the Victorian Syndrome: Feminist Interpretations of the History of Sexuality by Ellen DuBois. Also contains poems by Joy Kogawa, Gene Dennis, and Bronwen Wallace, as well as a special section on a review of radical history.
New York, N.Y. Continuum Publishing Company, 1983. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xiii, , 252,  pages. Includes Foreword by Senator Alan Cranston, Preface, Notes, Recommended Reading, and Index. Part I covers Women and War, and Historical Background; Part II covers World War II Women, and Women in the Military After World War II; Part III covers What Happened to them--Women Veterans as Viewed by the Public and Private Sectors, and Veterans' Benefits for Women Veterans; and Part IV covers Where They are Today--Women Veterans in Organizations, and Current Situation and New Policy Initiatives. Discusses the place of women in the American armed forces and examines the impact of military service on the lives and careers of female veterans. This book offers a realistic and often unpretty picture of a less-than-stellar chapter in America's treatment of its female service personnel. June Adele Willenz (née Friedenberg; December 17, 1924 – May 3, 2020) was an military veterans advocate, Executive Director of the American Veterans Committee, and author of Women Veterans: America's Forgotten Heroines. Willenz also initiated the effort to build the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. ''Women Veterans: America's Forgotten Heroines, documented the lives of several women who had served in the military and the impact it had on their lives. It called attention to the inequality between men's and women's benefits, and the neglect of women veterans. Largely in response to the book, Congress held its first hearings on women veterans and the Veterans Administration established a Women Veterans Advisory Committee.
New York: Viking, 2009. First printing [stated]. Hardcover. xiv, , 366,m  pages. Inscribed on the title page by David Makovsky. Inscription reads To Dede Thanks for your involvement. I hope you find the book to be interesting and useful. Best Wishes David Makovsky 5/12/10. Includes Preface, Acknowledgments, Notes, Index, Introduction, and Overview. Also includes chapters on Linkage and the Peace Process; Engagement; and Values and Interests. From Wikipedia: "David Makovsky, born June 21, 1960, is the Ziegler distinguished fellow and director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy Project on the Middle East Peace Process. In addition, he is an adjunct lecturer at Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), in the Middle Eastern studies program. He is the coauthor of the book Myths, Illusions, & Peace with senior White House advisor Dennis Ross. Mr. Makovsky's commentary on U.S. policy towards the Middle East and Middle East Peace Process appears on the PBS NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. His writing also writings can be found in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, among other places." Ambassador Dennis Ross is counselor and William Davidson Distinguished Fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Prior to returning to the Institute in 2011, he served two years as special assistant to President Obama and National Security Council senior director for the Central Region, and a year as special advisor to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
New York, N.Y. Times Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2010. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 274 pages. Illustrations. Bookplate inside front board. Inscribed on the title page by the author. Inscription reads, For Bruce--Best regards, Stephen Kinzer. Contains black and white map of Turkey, Iran, and Saudi Arabia opposite the table of contents, and a map at page 20. Includes Introduction, Notes, Bibliography, Acknowledgments, and Index. Chapters include Introduction, Part One: For the People, in Spite of the People; Part Two: Our Name Has Not Been An Honored One; Part Three: Very Far Away; and Part Four: The Door is so Wide Open. Stephen Kinzer (born August 4, 1951) is an American author, journalist and academic. He is a former New York Times correspondent. During the 1980s, Kinzer covered revolutions and social upheaval in Central America, and wrote his first book, Bitter Fruit, about military coups and destabilization in Guatemala during the 1950s. In 1990, The New York Times appointed Kinzer to head its Berlin bureau, from which he covered Eastern and Central Europe as they emerged from Soviet bloc. Kinzer was The New York Times chief in the newly established bureau in Istanbul from 1996 to 2000. Upon returning to the United States, Kinzer became the newspaper's culture correspondent, based in Chicago, as well as teaching at Northwestern University. Kinzer then moved to Boston and taught journalism and United States foreign policy at Boston University. He has written several non-fiction books about Turkey, Central America, Iran, and the US overthrow of foreign governments from the late 19th century to the present, as well as Rwanda's recovery from genocide.
University Park, Pennsylvania: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1985. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 133 pages. Some wear to dust jacket edges. Inscribed on the front free endpaper by the author; name of the recipient has been blacked out. Includes Acknowledgments, Prologue, Epilogue, Notes, Bibliography, and Index. Topics covered include The Context, Keat's Autobiography, Richard Monckton Milnes, Mid-Victorian Estimates, W. M. Rossetti and Sidney Colvin, and Amy Lowell. The author was a long-time faculty member at St. Michael's College in Vermont.
New York, N.Y. Crown Publishers, 2012. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xxi, , 359,  pages. This copy is inscribed by the author, Peter L. Bergen, on the title page. Inscription reads: May 7, 2012 To Bob and Annette, with thanks for your daughter who is the world's smartest and toughest (in a good way), editor. Peter Bergen. Includes 3 full page b/w maps (one on Afghanistan & Pakistan; one on bin Laden's movements from Sept. 11, 2001, to Abottabad; and one on U.S. Navy SEAL raid on Abbottabad). Has a note about this book, Prologue: A Comfortable Retirement; Bibliography, Notes, Acknowledgments, and an Index. Chapters cover 9/11 and After; Tora Bora; Al-Qaeda in the Wilderness; The Resurgence of Al-Qaeda; A Working Theory of the Case; Closing In on the Courier; Obama at War; Anatomy of a Lead; The Last Years of Osama bin Laden; The Secret Warriors; Curses of Actin; The Decision; Don't Turn On the Light; Aftermath; and Epilogue: The Twilight of Al-Qaeda. Contains riveting new details of bin Laden's flight to Tora Bora, where American forces came close to capturing him, and of the fugitive leader's attempts to find a secure hiding place. As the only journalist to gain access to bin Laden's Abbottabad compound before the Pakistani government demolished it, Bergen paints a vivid picture of bin Laden's life in hiding and his struggle to maintain control of al-Quaeda even as America systematically picked off his lieutenants. Based on exhaustive research and unprecedented access to White House officials, CIA analysts, Pakistani intelligence, and the military, this is the definitive account of ten years in pursuit of bin Laden.
New York, N.Y. The Continuum Publishing Company, 1994. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xxi, , 248 pages. Footnotes. Rep erasure. Inscribed by the author on the half title page. Inscription reads, To My #1 customer and my dear friend Alan. Cordially, Paul Mojzes Chicago, Nov. 17, 94. Has four b/w maps of Yugoslavia, a Pronunciation Guide, and an Introduction. Also includes chapters entitled Never Again?; Mytho-History; The Destructive Use of Memory; Last Chance for a Unified Yugoslavia; The Unresolved National Question; Civil War or War Between Countries?; The Religious Component in the Wars; Who or What Is To Blame?; Will UN Sanctions Topple the Regime in Yugoslavia?; Slovenia and Macedonia: A Study in Contrasts; Croatia: Neither War Nor Peace; Ending the War; And the War Goes On. Also includes Select Bibliography and Index. Paul Mojzes (born 10 November 1936) is professor emeritus of Religious Studies at Rosemont College. Mojzes grew up in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia. He studied at the University of Belgrade Faculty of Law before coming to the United States in 1957. He received his doctorate in Eastern European Church History from Boston University in 1965. Mojzes was Chair of the Religious Studies and Humanities Department at Rosemont College. He was the co-editor of the Journal of Ecumenical Studies, and founder of Occasional Papers on Religion in Eastern Europe. Additionally, he was the interim director of the Gratz College Holocaust and Genocide Studies doctoral program and continues to teach at Gratz as an adjunct professor. He was also Distinguished Visiting Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Richard Stockton College.
Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1973. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xviii, , 307,  pages. DJ has some wear and soiling. Inscribed by the author on the free end paper. Inscription reads: Feb. 1973, To Bill and Mollie, as slight recompense for having suffered with me while this book was being made. Harold Wilkenfeld. Includes Foreword by Oliver Oldman, and a Preface. Also includes Introduction: The Administrative Crisis; The Tax System of Israel; Development of the Administrative Structure; External Relations; Men and Machines; Improvement of Income Tax Assessment Techniques; Administrative and Judicial Resolution of Disputed Determinations; Overcoming Tax Evasion; Administration of Taxes on Property; and Compulsory Payments. Also contains bibliography and Index. Harold C. Wilkenfeld was Chief of the Review Section, Tax Division, United States Department of Justice. He was a consultant on tax administration to the Division of Public Finance and Financial Institutions of the United Nations and to the Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund.
New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House, 1972. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 283,  pages. Illustrated endpaper. Illustrations. DJ has wear, tears soiling, and scuffs. Includes Introduction; Panics Listed; Panics Analyzed; Panics Compared; and Conclusions Drawn. Also includes Appendices on Panics and Crashes, 1809-1962, Gold Coin Bibliography; Inflation, 1914-1965; How America's "Forgotten Men" Have Contributed to the "Success" of Inflation; Contemporary Accounts; Stocks Collapse in 16,410,030-Share Day, But Rally at Close Cheers Brokers; Bankers Optimistic, To Continue Aid...The Schultz Portfolio...Facilities Swiss Banks Can Offer You. This is one of the Dollar Growth Library series. This was a selection of the Conservative Book Club. Without preaching "vulture ethics" that trade on other people's misfortunes, Harry Schultz gives you the practical plans that can preserve your capital, plans that can put you on the road to potential riches at a time when most investors will be losing everything. Harry Donald Schultz (born 1923) is an American former investment adviser and author who published The International Harry Schultz Letter for 45 years. He learned to trade while serving in the United States Army in Shanghai and on his return to the US bought and sold small newspapers, 13 in all. He spent the rest of his career advising on investments and writing books and his eponymous newsletter. He has been closely associated with libertarian causes. Schultz is known for his advice on investing in bear markets in his 1972 book, Panics & crashes and how you can make money out of them.
Arlington, Virginia: The Media Consortium Inc., 2004. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. , iii, , 359, [31--Notes and index]. Inscribed on the half title page by the author, Robert Parry. The inscription reads: To Jane--one of my heroes, Bob Parry Oct. 30, 2004. Includes Introduction, as well as chapters on The Wedding; Front Row; Surreptitious Entry; Containing the Secrets; First Interregnum; The First Restoration; The Pieces Arrayed; The Hostage Gambit; Hostage End Game; 'Debunked?'; Where Was George?; The Russian Report; Analyst Obstacles; The Magic Words; War at Home; Moon Rising; Untouchables; Ties That Bind; Moon's Generation Next; Dynastic Succession; Electoral Coup; September 11; To War; and Conclusion: Broken Toys. Robert Parry (June 24, 1949 – January 27, 2018) was an American investigative journalist. He was best known for his role in covering the Iran-Contra affair for the Associated Press (AP) and Newsweek, including breaking the Psychological Operations in Guerrilla Warfare (CIA manual provided to the Nicaraguan contras) and the CIA involvement in Contra cocaine trafficking in the U.S. scandal in 1985. He was awarded the George Polk Award for National Reporting in 1984 and the I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence by Harvard's Nieman Foundation in 2015. Parry was the editor of ConsortiumNews from 1995 until his death in 2018.
Dulles, VA: Potomac Books, Inc., 2011. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xii, 323,  pages. Illustrations. Joseph Paul Franklin Timeline. Notes. Selected Bibliography. Index. Mel Ayton has a B.A. Honours degree in Politics and History and a master's degree from Durham University. He is a former Fulbright Teacher and college lecturer. For his M.A. (Dunelm), post-graduate degree, Ayton specialized in the teaching of American history in US schools and colleges. Throughout his teaching career he has taught in schools and colleges. In 1988 he was selected as a Fulbright Teacher and taught in Michigan. In 2003 Mel Ayton was the historical adviser for the BBC’s television documentary, The Kennedy Dynasty, which was broadcast in the UK and the US in November 2003. He also worked as a historical consultant for NBC News, National Geographic Channel and the Discovery Channel and appeared in their documentaries - CIA Secret Experiments, 2008, CIA - Mind Control, 2006, and Conspiracy Test: The Robert Kennedy Assassination, 2008. Ayton has appeared in television programs produced by the BBC’s Newsnight and the UK’s Channel 4 News and has also appeared as a guest on numerous US radio talk shows including: The Peter Boyles Show, The Dennis Miller Show, The Michael Medved Show, The Lars Larson Show, The Janet Mefferd Show, The Brian Thomas Show, The Schilling Show, and The Steve Cochran Show. Ayton is the author of numerous articles for various publications, including History Ireland, Crime Magazine, Max Holland’s Washington Decoded, George Mason University's History News Network, The Los Angeles Times and TIME magazine.
Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 1980. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xvi, , 301,  pages. Footnotes. DJ has some wear, soiling, edge tears and chips. Includes Preface, Appendices on Penn School Trustees, Calendar of the All-Year School, Contributors to the Penn Normal, Industrial, and Agricultural School. Also Includes Bibliography and Index, 10 black and white Illustrations following page 100, and 10 black and white Illustrations following page 180. Also includes Chapters on The Industrial Education Myth; The Rebirth of Penn School; Transitions; Community Building; Crises and Opportunities; Things of the Spirit and Service; New Challenges, New Beginnings; The More Abundant Life; Old Problems, New Appeals; Spreading the Gospel; The Outside Presses In; Years of Struggle; Years of Decline; and the Penn School Experiment. The author's account of Penn School reflects her belief that the story of the experiment in education there reveals important dimensions of the spirit and mentality of Progressive America. For forty years after 1900, the school's admirers and supporters proclaimed it to be a near-perfect embodiment of Booker T. Washington's program (sometimes called the Hampton-Tuskegee program) of industrial education. The northern missionaries who were responsible for the school's longevity left a treasure of source material that Jacoway has used in this account of the school's day-to-day operation--its endorsement of better agricultural practices, efficient homemaking, health and child care, and trades basic to self-sufficiency in a rural environment.
New York, N.Y. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1984. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. ix,  243 pages. Includes Author's Note, Visits -1; Our Time; and Doing Time--167. Inscribed on the fep by the author to Gene [Gressley] and Joyce. Inscription reads "If we're not our brothers keepers--then who will look out for us. Best Wishes, John." Flyer on signing event laid in. In a study that is part autobiography and part social history, the author documents the life of his younger brother, Robby, who has been imprisoned for life without parole, discussing the reasons for his own success and his brother's tragedy. John Edgar Wideman (born June 14, 1941) is an American novelist, short story writer, memoirist, and essayist. He was the first person to win the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction twice. His writing is known for experimental techniques and a focus on the African-American experience. Wideman excelled as a student athlete at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1963, he became the second African American to win a Rhodes Scholarship to attend the University of Oxford. In addition to his work as a writer, Wideman has had a career in academia as a literature and creative writing professor at both public and Ivy League universities. In his writing, Wideman has explored the complexities of race, family, trauma, storytelling, and justice in the United States. His personal experience, including the incarceration of his brother, has played a significant role in his work. He is a professor emeritus at Brown University.
London: Hutchinson, 1954. First Edition stated, Presumed First printing. Hardcover. 352 pages DJ has wear, tears, soiling and chips. Inscribed by the author on the free end paper. Inscription reads: To Julia--whose book this is. Apart from the dedication, which is from the heart, here is another tribute to a lovely, gracious + wonderful woman whom it is a great privilege to know. God Bless her. From her Friend, Popie W. Macqueen-Pope, 1954. This work was dedicated to Julia Neilson and thus clearly was her personal copy presented to her by the author. Unique and rare association copy between author and to whom the book is dedicated! Includes Explanation, as well as Chapters on This Desirable Residence; Desirable Residents; The Box Room; Cabinets and Cartes des Visites; In Loco Parentis; A Victorian Family; Background to Spinsterhood; Victorian Spinsters; Very Tragical Mirth; Poor Frederica; Interior; Still Below Stairs; Living Room; State Apartments; Upstairs; Victorian Garden; Unwilling to School; Fin de Siecle; Edwardian England; Edwardian Youth; Happy Days; Out of the 'Box Room'; Give Me Yesterday; and Old-Fashioned, Obstinate and Unashamed. Contains 84 black and white illustrations. The author goes back into late Victorian and Edwardian times, depicting life as it was then led, the actual houses and their contents, the roads in which those houses stood, and above all the people who lived in them. He pictures a family of actual Victorians and has their peculiarities under the microscope of his observations--and he observed it at first hand.
New York, N.Y. Hawthorn Books, Inc., 1974. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. vii, , 288 pages. Inscribed by the author on the front free end paper. Inscription reads: To Bill, With Best Wishes, Arthur Marx, Aug 19, 1988. DJ is in a plastic sleeve. Includes Acknowledgments, Introduction, Selected Bibliography, and Index. Chapters include By the Sea, By the Sea, By the Beautiful Sea; I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire; The Marriage of Figaro; My Buddy; Hitch Your Wagon; Stairway to the Stars; We're in the Money; Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder--of Somebody Else; Hurray for Hollywood; Everything I Have Is Yours; People; Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?; I've Got the World on a String; Pennies from Heaven; Ain't We Got Fun; Mr. Wonderful; If Ever I would Leave You; The Man Who Got Away; All God's Chillun Got Rhythm; Who's the Greatest Star? (I am by Far); With a Little Bit of Luck; By Myself; Nice and Easy Does It Every Time; and Laugh Clown, Laugh. This was a Movie Book Club main selection. This book explores graphically and frankly the early lives of Martin and Lewis--how they got their starts in the entertainment world, how they came together as a team, and the inside story of their separation. Experts predicted that Martin working alone was doomed to oblivion as a saloon crooner, while Lewis would scale new heights. The reverse actually happened, but how that happened is one of the fascinating stories of show business, which Arthur Marx tells in scrupulous detail, with both humor and insight. Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime (Especially Himself) was adapted into the 2002 made-for-television movie Martin and Lewis.
New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xvi, 320 pages. Foreword by Gregory Hines. Illustrations. Notes. Glossary. Bibliography. Index. Constance Valis Hill, professor emerita of dance, has a Ph.D. in Performance Studies from New York University; M.A. in Dance Research and Reconstruction from City College of the University of New York; Bronze Certificate from the International Society of Ballroom Dance; and a Character Mask certificate from Pierre LeFevre at the Juilliard School. Professor Hill has taught at the Alvin Ailey School of American Dance, Conservatoire d'arts Dramatique in Paris, and New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. As a choreographer, director, and mask specialist, she has worked with the French playwright Eugene Ionesco; Czech scenographer Josef Svoboda; Romanian director Liviu Ciulei, and Toni Morrison on her play Dreaming Emmett, directed by Gilbert Moses. Her writings have appeared in such publications as Dance Magazine, Village Voice, Dance Research Journal, Studies in Dance History; Discourses in Dance, and in such edited anthologies as Moving Words: Re-Writing Dance; Dancing Many Drums: Excavations in African-American Dance; Ballroom, Boogie, Shimmy Sham, Shake: A Social and Popular Dance Reader; Taken By Surprise: A Dance Improvisation Reader, and Kaiso! Writings By and About Katherine Dunham. Her book, Brotherhood in Rhythm: The Jazz Tap Dancing of the Nicholas Brothers received the Deems Taylor ASCAP Award.