London: Collins, 1976. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. 525,  pages. Footnotes. Glossary of Abbreviations. Illustrations. Appendices, Supplement to Bibliography. Index. DJ has wear, tears and soiling. Substantial pencil underlining noted. Signed with sentiment on the half-title page. Includes Glossary of Abbreviations and Foreword, and chapters on Setting the Stage 1929-1930; The London Naval Conference, 1929-1930; Financial Stringency and Disarmament 1929-1931; Invergordon, September 1931, and the Aftermath; the Failure of the Search for Disarmament 1932-1933; First Moves for Rearmament 1933-1934; The Naval Aviation Controversy 1930-1935; More Sealing Wax than Ships 1935-1936; Crisis in the Middle East, 1935-1936; The Second London Naval Conference 1935-1936; The Beginning of Rearmament 1936-1937; The Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939; The Naval Aviation Controversy Resolved 1936-1939; The Road to War 1938-1939; and The Last Months of Peace 1939. Captain Stephen Wentworth Roskill, CBE, DSC, FBA, DLitt (1 August 1903 – 4 November 1982) was a senior career officer of the Royal Navy, serving during WWII and served as the official historian of the Royal Navy from 1949 to 1960. He is remembered as a prodigious author of books on British maritime history. He was the senior British observer at the Bikini Atomic tests in 1946, and served as Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence, 1946–48. On retiring in 1948, Roskill was appointed by the Cabinet Office Historical Section to write the official naval history of the Second World War. His three volume work The War at Sea was published between 1954 and 1961.
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Washington, D.C. Brookings Institution Press, 2017. First Printing [Stated]. Trade Paperback. , 155,  pages. Includes Introduction and Synopsis; Notes, and Index. Also contains chapters on How We Got Here; A Primer on Europe's Frontier States Today; The Case for a New Security Architecture; and Constructing an East European Security Architecture. Also contains Notes and Index. Inscribed by the author, Michael E. O'Hanlon, on the half title page. Inscription reads: Dear Dave and Holly, to two great friends. Mike. This book is part of a new book series, the Marshall Papers Series, which will provide accessible research on critical international questions designed to stimulate debate about how the United States and others should act to promote an international order that continues to foster peace, prosperity, and justice. Michael Edward O'Hanlon (born May 16, 1961) is a senior fellow at The Brookings Institution, specializing in defense and foreign policy issues. He began his career as a budget analyst in the defense field. O'Hanlon's main areas of work over the years include studies on defense technology issues, such as missile defense and space weaponry and the future of nuclear weapons policy, on Northeast Asian security coauthored with experts such as Mike Mochizuki and Richard Bush, and on defense strategy and budget issues that follow a long Brookings tradition on the subject pioneered by scholars such as Barry Blechman and William Kaufmann. Many of the analytical approaches that O'Hanlon employs in these various efforts were explained in his 2009 Princeton University Press book, The Science of War, which discusses methods of defense analysis.
New York: Bloomsbury, 2006. Fifth Printing. Trade paperback. x, 335,  pages. Includes Author's Note, Afterword, Notes, Works Cited, Acknowledgments, Glossary, and Index. Color plates, maps, and diagrams follow page 134. All translations from Greek and Latin are by Matthew Bogdanos. Inscribed by the author to General Petraeus, In admiration for your leadership and lifetime of service, Respectfully Matthew Bogdanos. There is courage to celebrate here. It is the courage of soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines; of Iraqis and Afghans; of customs agents and archaeologists; of cops and journalists. Only the errors are the author's. The story is theirs. David Howell Petraeus AO, MSC (born November 7, 1952) is a retired United States Army general and public official. He served as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from September 6, 2011, until his resignation on November 9, 2012. Prior to his assuming the directorship of the CIA, Petraeus served 37 years in the United States Army. His last assignments in the Army were as commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and commander, U.S. Forces – Afghanistan (USFOR-A) from July 4, 2010, to July 18, 2011. His other four-star assignments include serving as the 10th commander, U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) from October 13, 2008, to June 30, 2010, and as commanding general, Multi-National Force – Iraq (MNF-I) from February 10, 2007, to September 16, 2008. As commander of MNF-I, Petraeus oversaw all coalition forces in Iraq. Colleagues noted that Petraeus had played an important role as both a combat leader and strategist in the post-9/11 world.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1967. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. DJ is price clipped. DJ has some wear and soiling. Includes Introduction by Admiral E. M. Eller, Director of Naval History. Editor's Note, Journal of the First Cruise, and Journal of the Second Cruise. Also includes 9 illustrations (including two maps). The Journals of Two Cruises Aboard the Privateer Yankee are an exciting historical find. Written by a young, ardently romantic ship's clerk who signs himself "A Wanderer," they record the heady adventures of the American privateer Yankee on her first two voyages during the War of 1812. Only recently discovered among the possessions of a New England family, they are printed here for the first time. The author was listed on the Yankee manifest as Noah Jones but in all probability his real name was Noah Johnson, according to descendants. These historic journals bring vividly to life sea voyages that epitomized Yankee daring and skill, dedication to freedom, and Christian charity in dealing with conquered enemies. What life was like aboard a privateer and how these warships were manned, sailed, and deployed against the enemy is nowhere better illustrated than in these superb firsthand accounts. The private fleet of James De Wolf, which sailed under the flag of the American government in 1812, was most likely a key factor in the naval campaign of the war. De Wolf's ship, the Yankee, was possibly the most financially successful ship of the war. Privateers proved to be successful than their US Navy counterparts, claiming three-quarters of the 1600 British merchant ships taken during the war (although a third of these were recaptured prior to making landfall).
New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc., 1973. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xv, , 462 pages. Illustrations. Notes Includes 14 maps, as well as Introduction, Bibliography, and Index. Chapters cover Return to the Frontier; The Postwar Army: Command, Staff, and Line; The Problem of Doctrine; The Army, Congress, and the People; Weapons, Uniforms, and Equipment; Army Life on the Border; Fort Phil Kearny, 1866; Hancock's War, 1867; The Peace Commission of 1867; Operations on the Southern Plains, 1868-69; Beyond the Plains, 1866-70; Grant's Peace Policy, 1869-74; The Red River War, 1874-75; Sitting Bull, 1870-76; The Conquest of the Sioux, 1876-81; Nez Perce Bid for Freedom, 1877; Bannock, Paiute, Sheepeater, and Ute, 1878-79; Mexican Corder Conflicts, 1870-81; Geronimo, 1881-86; and Ghost Dance, 1890-91. At the core of the book stand Robert Utley's incisive accounts of the military campaigns waged against the Indian--from the first skirmishes with the Sioux over the Bozeman Trail defenses in 1866, to the final defeat and subjugation of the Northern Plains Indians in 1890. As battles became more ferocious, debate between peace advocates and military leaders intensified. Treaties were signed which established reservations. Signed and Broken. Concentration, education, "civilization," and agricultural self-support were offered the Indian as a new and better way of life. But across the West, the Indian resisted the reservation.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1967. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xv, , 384 pages. Endpaper map. List of Maps, Abbreviations Used in Footnotes, Illustrations, Introduction, Bibliography, and Index. Chapters are Manifest Destiny and the Army; The Mandate of Congress; The Frontier Army, 1848-61; Garrisoning the Great Plains; Occupying the Southwest; Pacific Outpost; Rise of the Plains Indian Barrier, 1854-61; Rio Grande Campaigns, 1854-61; Operations in the Pacific Northwest, 1855-60; Fort Sumter and the Western Frontier; The Army of the Pacific, 1861-65; The Army of the Southwest, 1862-65; Sibley, Sully, and the Sioux, 1862-64; Plains Aflame, 1864; Plains Campaigns, 1865; Legacy and Prospect, 1866; Bibliography, and Index. Between 1848 and 1865 the men in blue fought with nearly all the eastern tribes on fields with names like Blue Water, Rush Spring, Rio Gila, Apache Pass, Crooked Creek, Four Lakes, Spokane Plain, and infamous Sand Creek. The author describes many of these skirmishes in consummate detail, injecting an extra dimension of reality with detailed descriptions of garrison life, from the agonizingly long stretches of total isolation to the lightning moments of high-pitched action drama. The Frontiersmen in Blue set up regional defense systems that endured without fundamental change until the Indian problem no longer required military involvement. Their signal achievements, definitively chronicled here, marked an important chapter in the history of westward expansion--a chapter that is fundamental to an understanding of the more celebrated role of the military in the final conquest of the West that followed the Civil War.
New York: Crown Forum, 2014. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xii, , 257,  pages. Specially bound in signed title page stating "This autographed first edition of NOT COOL The Hipster Elite and Their War on You has been specially bound by Premiere Collectibles. Also inscribed by the author on the second title page. Inscription reads: Katie! Enjoy! Greg Gutfeld. with small drawing. Rare 'trifecta' of bound in signed page, inscription on the second title page, and Gutfeld artwork on title page!!! Includes Preface; An Introduction; Unctuous Occupations and Popular Pursuits; The Pitiful Ploy of the Bad Boy; The Deep Creep; You Pray, They Decay; Treating Crazies Like Daisies; Addiction to Accolades; How Mike and Carol Crushed the Feral; Doing the Wrong Thing; Killer Cool; The Cool's War on Warmth; How Heathens Became Hip; A Magazine for Murderers; Sonnets for Tsarnaev; Pure Idiocy; The Deadly Do-Rights; Nuking the Nuclear Family; The Guilty Parties; The War on Warriors; Bling Before Balls; Southern Discomfort; The Rebels of Romance; The Carnal Carnival; Gunning for Attention; Homages to Homicides; The Orientation Express; The Rebel Bootlicker; The Rebel Bootlicker; The Rise of the Free Radical; Conclusion: Axing the Appetite for Adulation. Gutfeld exposes the trash who traffic in pretension, envy, and hate. They are the self-designated cool--the culture of phonies who fawn over America's decline while saluting those who wish to do us harm. This book is the weapon designed to end their reign over us. Arm yourself. Now. Before they ban it. Greg Gutfeld is the New York Times Best Selling Author of The Joy of Hate.
Philadelphia, PA: L. R. Hamersly & Co., 1880. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. iv, 788 pages. Illustrations. Cover has some wear and soiling. Stamp on fep. Name with U.S. Army association stamped at the top of page 1. This magazine was apparently published between 1879 and 1905, It may have had variations in its title but not its publisher. Among the contents listed are: The Battle of Nashville--General George H. Thomas by Brevet Major-General R. W. Johnson, U.S.A.; "Dai Nippon" by Captain R. S. Collum, U.S.M.C.; Duties of Staff-Officers by Brevet Major J. P. Sanger; Facts in Favor of Compulsory Retirement by Brevet Major-General Emory Upton, U.S.A.; Incidents of the Recent Campaign Against the Utes. by Captain J. S. Payne, Fifth Cavalry; Indian Story-land by Captain J. S. Payne, Fifth Cavalry; Our Indians of the Southwest By Brevet Major-General O. O. Howard, U.S.A.; A Powerful Navy not Dangerous to Civil Liberty by Captain S. B. Luce, U.S.N.; and The Sign-language of the North American Indian by Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel Garrick Mallery, U.S.A. There are over 60 articles and items in the Contents page. Oliver Otis Howard (November 8, 1830 – October 26, 1909) was a career United States Army officer and a Union general in the American Civil War. As a brigade commander in the Army of the Potomac, Howard lost his right arm while leading his men against Confederate forces at the Battle of Fair Oaks/Seven Pines in June 1862, an action which later earned him the Medal of Honor. Howard was also a leader in promoting higher education for freedmen, most notably in founding Howard University in Washington.
Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2009. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xii, , 322 pages. Timeline. Notes. Index. Inscribed by the author on the title page--For General (Doctor) David Petraeus--Great Soldier, Scholar, American with many thanks and much respect Fred Kaplan 3 Sept 2011. Fred M. Kaplan (born July 4, 1954) is an American author and journalist. His weekly "War Stories" column for Slate magazine covers international relations and U.S. foreign policy. He received a Ph.D. (1983) in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1982, he contributed to "War and Peace in the Nuclear Age," a Sunday Boston Globe Magazine special report on the U.S.-Soviet nuclear arms race that received the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 1983. His book on the individuals who created American nuclear strategy in the late 1940s and '50s, The Wizards of Armageddon, won the Washington Monthly Political Book of the Year award. He published Daydream Believers in 2008, a work which analyzes the George W. Bush administration's use of Cold War tactics in post-9/11 military activities. In late 2012, Kaplan published The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War, which examines how General David Petraeus attempted to implement new thinking in Afghanistan and Iraq regarding the traditional clear and hold counter-insurgency strategy and the individuals who defined it. In 2009, he published 1959: The Year Everything Changed. The book argues that history was not changed by the counter-culture movements of the 1960s but rather by artistic, scientific, political, & economics events occurring in the year 1959.
Dallas, Texas: Dalkey Archive Press, 2001. First Dalkey Archive Edition, Presumed first printing thus. Trade paperback. Pencil erasure residue at top of first page. Originally published by Scribner's in 1987. Surrounded by cemeteries in the flatlands of New Jersey, the small town of Lud is sustained by the business of death. In fact, with no synagogue and no congregation, Rabbi Jerry Goldkorm has only one true responsibility: to preside over burial services for Jews who pass away in the surrounding cities. But after the Arctic misadventures that led him to Lud, he wouldn't want to live (or die) anywhere else. As the only living child in Lud, his daughter Connie has a different opinion of this grisly city, and she will do anything to get away from it--or at least liven it up a little. Things get lively indeed when Connie testifies to meeting the Virgin Mary for a late-night romp through the local graveyards. There is always in Elkin's work the understanding that however recklessly we behave, life is to be cherished. Stanley Lawrence Elkin (May 11, 1930 – May 31, 1995) was an American novelist, short story writer, and essayist. His extravagant, satirical fiction revolves around American consumerism, popular culture, and male–female relationships. During his career, Elkin published ten novels, two volumes of novellas, two books of short stories, a collection of essays, and one (unproduced) screenplay. Elkin's work revolves about American pop culture, which it portrays in innumerable darkly comic variations. Elkin won the National Book Critics Circle Award on two occasions: for George Mills in 1982 and for Mrs. Ted Bliss, his last novel, in 1995.
New York: Basic Books, 2015. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xxxii, 319,  pages. Some small illustrations. Include Preface, Introduction, Epilogue (This Is Not Advice), Acknowledgments, Notes, Further Reading, Bibliography, and Index. Chapters cover Likes and Dislikes; Memory; Children's Food; Feeding; Brothers and Sisters; Hunger; Disorder; and Change. This is a fascinating, at times provocative, investigation into how and why we eat what we do, how food can be both medicine and poison, and a call-to-arms manifesto to make eating guiltlessly pleasurable for all. This book is a brilliant study of how we form our food preferences and how we may be able to change them. Beatrice Dorothy "Bee" Wilson (born 7 March 1974) is a British food writer, journalist and the author of seven books on food-related subjects as well as a campaigner for food education through the charity TastEd. She writes the 'Table Talk' column for the Wall Street Journal. Wilson's book First Bite: How We Learn to Eat was a change of direction. It was the first of Wilson's books to address the practical psychology of eating rather than the history of food. Its main thesis is that human food habits are learned, from childhood onwards, and that they can also be relearned or unlearned at any age. 'The wonderful secret of being an omnivore is that we can adjust our desires, even late in the game'. First Bite won the Special Commendation Award at the Andre Simon Food and Drink Awards and Food Book of the Year at the Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards. That book was described in the Financial Times as being "about the pleasure of eating and how we can reconnect with this"
New York: Broadway Books, 2000. First Edition [stated], Later printing [stated]. Hardcover. Format is approximately 5.75 inches by 8.5 inches. , 209,  pages. Includes Lists. Resources, Acknowledgments, Introduction, and chapters on The Journey Begins!; New Year/New You; Finding Your Lost Self; The Challenge; The Gift of Time; What's Draining You?; The Magic of Grace; What's Fueling You?' The Power of Focus; Stop Juggling and Start Living; Check Under the Hood; Give Your Brain a Vacation; Spring into Fitness; Art We Having Fun Yet?; Two Heads Run Better than One; Stop, Look, and Listen; Creating Space; Focus Your Energy; Brake for Spontaneity; Early Warning Signals; Learning to Wait; Friends, focus, and Faith; Shine the Light; Close Encounters; Are You a Spiritual Pioneer?; Throw Caution to the wind; Standing in the Shadow; How's Your Backbone?; Let Financial Freedom Reign; Stop/Reflect/Reward; Kidding Around; Are You a Sleeping Beauty?; Spring-Clear Your Office; Stretch Yourself; Feathering Your Nest; Bring in the Reserves; Fix What's Broken; Preseason Checkup; Settle for More; Pamper Break Self-Care at Work, Life Accessories, The Power of Love, Mental Self-Care, People and Priorities, Great Gift Giving, The "Thank You' Game, The Benefits of Boredom, Stop the Madness, Shake Up Your Life, Sane and Special, and The Power of Prayer. Written in Cheryl's signature, hear-warming style, Life Makeovers is the ideal book for anyone looking for a balanced way to reclaim their life one step at a time.
The Viking Press, 1978. Second printing [stated]. Hardcover. Format is approximately 5.5 inches by 9 inches. , 183,  pages. Ink initials on fep. DJ has some wear and soiling. Zip establishes Apple, the author of The Oranging of America, as one of the most original, funny, and touching writers of his generation. Ira Goldstein, still single, still living at home, still working at Goldstein's We Buy Junk and Batteries, could sure use some zip. So he tries to find it--it the steamy training room of Jesus Marinez, in the arms and in the water bed of Jesus's girl friend Debby, and finally in the chaotic world of the radical undergrounds, where he hobnobs with Jane Fonda, Tom Hayden, and Fidel. Zip establishes Apple, the author of The Oranging of America, as one of the most original, funny, and touching writers of his generation. Max Apple (born October 22, 1941) is an American short story writer, novelist, and professor at The University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Apple received his B.A. (1963) and Ph.D. (1970) from The University of Michigan. Apple taught creative writing at Rice University in Houston, Texas for 29 years, where he held the Fox Chair in English. After retiring from Rice University, Apple moved to Philadelphia, where he teaches at The University of Pennsylvania. Along with his published novels and short story collections, he wrote the screenplays for Smokey Bites the Dust, The Air Up There, and Roommates (based on his 1994 biography Roommates: My Grandfather's Story).
New York: Grove Press, 2008. Uncorrected Proof. Trade Paperback. , 438 pages. Slight cover wear and soiling. Slightly cocked. This has been called one of the Great European Novels of the past few years. A huge international bestseller, Night Train to Lisbon is a stunning novel of a man in the present day exploring a mystery that illuminates a place and its past. Raimund Gregorius teaches classical languages at a Swiss Lycee, and lives a life of routine. One day, a chance encounter with an enigmatic Portuguese woman inspires him to question his life and leads him to an extraordinary book that will open the possibility of changing it. He takes the train to Lisbon that same night, and with him the words of Amadeu de Prado, a doctor whose principles led him into confrontation with Salazar's dictatorship, and a man whose intelligence and magnetism left a mark on everyone he met. As Gregorius becomes fascinated with the mystery of who Prado was--meeting Prado's eighty-year-old sister, who keeps his house like a museum; an elderly torture survivor confined to a nursing home; and Prado's childhood friend and eventual partner in the resistance--an extraordinary tale takes shape. Night Train to Lisbon is a haunting tale of repression, resistance, love, and the human struggle to connect. Reminiscent of The Shadow of the Wind and The House of Spirits, Night Train to Lisbon will be remembered for its soul, wit, universality, and resonant depth. This book is a haunting tale of repression, resistance, love, and the human struggle to connect. The book will be remembered for its soul, wit, universality, and resonant depth.
Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 1996. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xii, 403,  pages. Illustrations. Notes. A Note on Sources. Index. How the railroads transformed American life between 1829 and 1929, and why the cost of their achievements was so damaging to the social and economic life of the nation. A quite wonderful book...richly textured and intellectually stimulating.--Elizabeth Blackmar, Columbia University. Selected by Choice as an outstanding book for 1997. The first part of the book is on Union Through Expansion, 1829-1861. Part Two is From Local Control to National Purpose, 1861-1890. The third and final part is An Urban and Commercial Union, 1890-1929. Sarah Gordon is a professor in the History department at Quinnipiac University. She has written extensively on nineteenth-century American social history.
St. Louis: C. E. Barnett, 1912. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Format is approximately 5.5 inches by 7.75 inches. , 352,  pages. Contents listed at the end. Pictorial front cover. Illustrations. Name of previous owner in ink on fep. Cover has some wear, soiling, and corner/edge rubbing. Front and rear boards had some weakness, restrengthened with glue. The title page states Thomas Furlong was "Late Chief of the Secret Service of the Missouri Pacific Railway, known as the Gould System; the Allegheny Valley Railway of Pennsylvania, and first Chief of Police of Oil City, Pa. Thomas Furlong (1844-1918) was a Civil War Union veteran, detective, chief of police, and founder of the Furlong Secret Service Company. Mr. Furlong was well known as Chief of the Secret Service of the Missouri Pacific Railway, and his book contains thirty-five detective stories, stories of real detective work done by the author. Furlong writes: "I am today, I believe, the oldest detective, in point of continuous service, in this or any other country. During my long career I have handled many important cases, of which the reading public knows nothing about---for the reason that the men, or corporations, by whom I was employed, did not hire me for the purpose of furnishing newspapers with the material with which to amuse or entertain their readers. Within these pages I tell how the work was done, and how the clues were found and put together. On the other hand, many cases referred to in this book have received much newspaper publicity, but in these articles the writers were not permitted to tell all the facts— how the work was really accomplished. These facts are made public for the first time."
New York: Amateur Fencers League of America, post-1940. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Single sheet, printed on both sides. Sheet size is 8.25 inches by 9.25 inches, folded in half, printed on both sides resulting in a four-panel leaflet or brochure. Edges work and chipped. Some page discoloration. Top third has been folded down (presumably to fit into a book). Illustrations on the front and back panel. The two interior panels provide a discussion of the history, weapons (foil, epee, and sabre), judging, and a lengthy discourse on "How to Follow A Fencing Bout." Rare surviving example of this 'marketing' piece to build a spectator audience. Fencing is a group of three related combat sports. The three disciplines in modern fencing are the foil, the épée, and the sabre (also saber); winning points are made through the weapon's contact with an opponent. A fourth discipline, singlestick, appeared in the 1904 Olympics but was dropped after that, and is not a part of modern fencing. Fencing was one of the first sports to be played in the Olympics. Based on the traditional skills of swordsmanship, the modern sport arose at the end of the 19th century, with the Italian school having modified the historical European martial art of classical fencing, and the French school later refining the Italian system. There are three forms of modern fencing, each of which uses a different kind of weapon and has different rules; thus the sport itself is divided into three competitive scenes: foil, épée, and sabre. Most competitive fencers choose to specialize in one weapon only. Competitive fencing is one of the five activities which have been featured in every modern Olympic Games, the other four being athletics, cycling, swimming, and gymnastics.
Northvale, New Jersey: Jason Aronson Inc., 1994. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xx, 153,  pages. Footnotes. Preface by Waxman, a list of Contributors, and an Index. Includes chapters on A View from the Fleshpots; Does Place Make a Difference?; The Obligation of Aliyah and the Prohibition of leaving Israel in the Contemporary Era; A Central Rabbinic Authority: Costs and Tradeoffs; The Israeli Chief Rabbinate: A Current Halakhic Perspective. This is one of The Oxford Forum Series, A Project of the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, An affiliate of Yeshiva University. The authors of the essays perceive the State of Israel as having halakhic significance for all of Judaism and Jewry. These leading thinkers from the disciplines of Halakhah, Israeli law, the social sciences, and philosophy consider such issues as the mitzvah of making aliyah--moving to Israel--and the prohibition against leaving the Holy Land; how religious Zionists face up theologically to living in Galut--the Diaspora. The contributors to this volume were participants in the Orthodox Forum, an annual gathering of scholars who meet to consider major issues of concern to the Jewish community. Chaim Isaac Waxman (born February 26, 1941) is an American sociologist. Waxman received his B.A. in sociology from Yeshiva University. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from The New School for Social Research. He was a Senior Fellow at the Jewish People Policy Planning Institute in Jerusalem until 2009. He is a Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Jewish Studies at Rutgers University. Waxman served as the president of the Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry from 1979 to 1981.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2016. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. xi, , 365,  pages. Footnotes. Illustration. Includes Author's Note, Acknowledgments, Notes, Bibliography, and Index. Chapters cover Why Diabetes?; Drug or Food?; The First Ten Thousand Years; The Marriage of Tobacco and Sugar; A Peculiar Evil; The Early (Bad) Science; The Gift That Keeps On Giving; Big Sugar; Defending Sugar; What They Didn't Know; The If/Then Problem: 1; The If/Then Problem: II; and How Little Is Still Too Much? The purpose of this book is to present the case against sugar--both sucrose and high-fructose cornsyrup--as the principle cause of the chronic diseases that are most likely to kill us, or at least accelerate our demise, in the twenty-first century. Its goal is to explain why these sugars are the most likely suspects, and how we arrived at the current situation. The obesity epidemic is an ever-growing threat to the overall health of our nation. Gary Taubes details the often insidious efforts by the sugar industry to hide how harmful sugar is, just as the tobacco companies once did with cigarettes. This is a carefully reasoned, persuasive account of how doubts about sugar in the modern diet were systematically overlooked for more than a century. The author presents a compelling argument that will challenge our knowledge about the connection between food and health--it's a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the impact of the ingredients we eat. From the Best-Selling Author of Why We Get Fat. Taubes has won the Science in Society Journalism Award of the National Association of Science Writers three times.
New York, N.Y. Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited. 2012. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xiv, 316,  pages. Includes Acknowledgments, and Abbreviations and Archives. Also includes Introduction: Explaining the Liberal Predicament. Includes Part I: The Importance of Being Witty; Part II: The Pink Liberal; and Part III: The Anticosmopolitan Pluralist. Also includes Notes, Bibliography, and an Index, as well as 9 black and white illustrations. This is one of the Palgrave Studies in Cultural and Intellectual History. This study offers an intellectual biography of the philosopher, political thinker, and historian of ideas Sir Isaiah Berlin. It aims to provide the first historically contextualized monographic study of Berlin's formative years and identify different stages in his intellectual development, allowing a reappraisal of his theory of liberalism. This groundbreaking intellectual biography offers a fresh reappraisal of the philosopher, political thinker, and historian of ideas Isaiah Berlin, from his childhood to the apex of his career as a scholar and public figure. Applying a "double perspective" that examines Berlin both as an East European Jewish Emigre as well as a British Liberal Intellectual, Arie M. Dubnov illuminates the powerful tensions that defined Berlin's work, stressing the very ambivalent relation between his liberal philosophy and his Zionism. Powerfully relevant to the intellectual and political crises of today, this is a long overdue reassessment of one of the seminal figures of twentieth-century thought.
U. S. S. Constellation, 1966. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover (with some soiling and a ding at spine). Format is approximately 9.25 inches by 12.25 inches. 299,  pages. Decorative front cover. Illustrated end papers. illustrations (some in color). Back hinge weak and restrengthened with glue. The carrier, with CVW-15 on board, was underway for operations off Vietnam in May 1966. During 111 days on station, aircraft from Constellation pounded roads, bridges and other targets, attempting to impede the flow of men and war materials south. The F-4B aircrew of pilot Lieutenant William M. McGunigan and radar intercept officer Lieutenant (junior grade) Robert M. Fowler from Fighter Squadron 161 (VF-161) shot down a MiG-17 fighter jet on 13 July, marking the ship’s first MiG kill of the war. Constellation returned to San Diego in December after her seven-month combat cruise, having lost 16 aircrewmen and 15 aircraft. Subsequently, both Constellation and CVW-15 were awarded a NUC for this deployment. During the 1981 workup cycle President Ronald Reagan visited Constellation on 20 August 1981 and proclaimed the carrier "America's Flagship" while presenting the crew a presidential flag and announcing to the crew: "Let friend and foe alike know that America has the muscle to back up its words, and ships like this and men like you are that muscle." On 19 March 2003, Operation Iraqi Freedom commenced. Connie was designated a night carrier and remained on station throughout the major ground combat phase. She launched more than 1,500 sorties and CVW-2 aircraft delivered over 1.7 million pounds (770,000 kg) of ordnance. While one aircraft was lost in an operational mishap, there were no fatalities.
Salem, MA: The Essex Institute, 1928. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Format is approximately 6.25 inches by 9.25 inches. Label with full title on front cover. iv, 67,  pages. Frontis illustration. Illustrations. Some page foxing noted. Cover has some wear and soiling. Louis F. Middlebrook (b. 1866), of Middletown, Connecticut, was a scholar of the maritime history of colonial Connecticut and the early Republic. He was an early member of the Marine Historical Association, now Mystic Seaport Museum. The Essex Institute (1848–1992) in Salem, Massachusetts, was "a literary, historical and scientific society." It maintained a museum, library, historic houses; arranged educational programs; and issued numerous scholarly publications. In 1992 the institute merged with the Peabody Museum of Salem to form the Peabody Essex Museum. The Essex Institute was "formed by the union of the Essex Historical Society and the Essex County Natural History Society." Daniel Appleton White, the former Judge of Probate for Essex County, was appointed in 1848 as the first president of the Institute until his death in 1861. Around 1879 the institute housed its "scientific collections" in Salem's East India Marine Hall and its library in Plummer Hall. According to an 1880 travel guide, "its objects are general and varied. Perhaps the most important is that of local historical discoveries and the preservation of everything relating to Essex County history."
Greensboro, NC: Guilford College, N. C., 1955. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. Format is approximately 5.25 inches by 7.5 inches. Cover has some wear and soiling. 23,  pages. This was the fifth Ward Lecture, which was given at Guilford College on Founders Day, November 11, 1955, Guilford College, N.C. Reared in a Quaker home, educated at Bryn Mawr College, active in the philanthropic activities of the American Friends Service Committee, Elizabeth Gray Vining understands and is capable of interpreting "Women in the Society of Friends." She has won recognition for her teaching, her lectures, and her books. Her contribution to devotional literature through "The World in Tune," an anthology with comments, reveals the depth of her faith, her insight into, and her practice of, the Society of Friends. Reared in a Quaker home, educated at Bryn Mawr College, active in the philanthropic activities of the American Friends Service Committee, she understands and is capable of interpreting "Women in the Society of Friends." Guilford College is a small liberal arts college in Greensboro, North Carolina. Founded in 1837 by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), Guilford's program offerings include such majors as Peace and Conflict Studies and Community and Justice Studies, both rooted in the college's history as a Quaker institution.