Eastville, Virginia: Hickory House, 1996. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. 25 pages, several black and white illustrations by Patrice Mason. Signed by the author on the title page: Enjoy! Emilee D. Mason. Slight soiling and sticker residue on rear cover. Emilee Doub Mason's family moved from Toano to Onancock, Virginia when Emilee was five. After graduating from Onancock High School, where she was Salutatorian of her class, Emilee attended Farmville State Teachers College (now Longwood University) for a year before returning to Onancock where, in addition to working, she acted in several plays. She was a finalist in the 1952 Miss Virginia contest. In the late 1980s Emilee began writing published stories. Patrice Mason is a free-lance artist and illustrator associated with the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
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New York: St. Martin's Press, 2018. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 386,  pages. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Signed edition sticker on front of DJ. Lisa Scottoline (born July 1, 1955) is an American author of legal thrillers. Born in Philadelphia, Scottoline earned a B.A. in English magna cum laude (in three years) from the University of Pennsylvania, then graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She clerked for judges at the state and federal appellate courts and later became a litigator at Dechert in Philadelphia. After the birth of her daughter, she left the law firm and started writing. Final Appeal received an Edgar Award, for excellence in crime fiction. She has since written 30 bestselling novels, including Look Again and Don't Go, both which reached number two on The New York Times Best Seller list. She has served as President of the Mystery Writers of America and won many other honors. Her novels have been translated into 30 languages.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1969. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. xvi, , 390 pages. Signed by the author, Robert St. John, in the front free endpaper. Includes a preliminary note to the reader, acknowledgments, Sources and Suggested Reading, and an index. Ex-library with usual markings. Some ink marks noted. Robert William St. John (March 9, 1902 – February 6, 2003) was an American author, broadcaster, and journalist. St. John, at age 16, lied about his age to enlist in the Navy during World War I. In 1939, St. John moved to Europe to report on the imminent war for the Associated Press. St. John reported from the Balkans. The persecution of Jews that he witnessed during that period helped instill in him a deep and enduring interest in Israel, Jewish issues and anti-Semitism. Covering the January 1941 pogrom in Bucharest, when Romanian fascists tortured and killed about 170 Jews, marked a watershed for him. He returned to New York City, where he wrote "what I saw and smelled and heard." The resulting book, From the Land of Silent People, was his first, and a bestseller.
San Jose: Writer's Showcase presented by Writer's Digest [an Imprint of iUniverse], 2000. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. ix, , 314,  pages. Author photograph. Inscribed by the author on the title page. Inscription reads: To Buffy, "Just like Liz Taylor." Lon LaFlamme. Foreword by Scott N. Howell (Utah State Senate Democratic Leader). The author is a former Associated Press wire service and daily newspaper reporter. He was the Chief Executive Officer of one of the largest marketing communications companies in the western United States. He received a number of national advertising and public relations awards.
New York, NY: Broadway Paperbacks, 2012. First Paperback Edition (stated). First printing [stated]. Trade paperback. xv, , 352 pages. Footnotes. Author's Note. Index. Minor scuff to rear cover. Inscribed by the author on the title page. Sticker inside front cover. Inscription reads: To Len & Janice--I hope you enjoy the investigative reporting in this. With Admiration, Best, Guy Lawson. Guy Lawson (born 1963) is a Canadian American journalist and true crime writer who has been published in GQ, the New York Times, Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair. Lawson's first journalism job came in the field of politics, when he was assigned to cover the Quebec referendum. Lawson had a breakthrough cover story for Harper's about small-town Canadian hockey players. He later moved onto the Canadian broadcast television. Lawson has been published in numerous major publications throughout his career. In addition to War Dogs, several of his other works have been optioned, including Octopus (about hedge fund and Ponzi scammer Sam Israel), by HBO.
London: Hutchinson, 2001. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xviii, 296,  pages. Illustrations. Signed by the author on the title page. Includes 46 illustrations (35 of which are from the author's collection). Some page discoloration. Small white marks on fore-edge and on the rear endpaper. Some wear and creasing to dust jacket edges. Dame Stella Rimington DCB (born 13 May 1935) is a British author and former Director General of MI5, a position she held from 1992 to 1996. She was the first female DG of MI5, and the first DG whose name was publicized on appointment. In 1993, Rimington became the first DG of MI5 to pose openly for cameras at the launch of a brochure outlining the organization's activities. In July 2004, her first novel, At Risk, about a female intelligence officer, Liz Carlyle, was published. Her other novels are Secret Asset, Illegal Action, Dead Line, Present Danger, Rip Tide, The Geneva Trap and Close Call. Her novels are part of a tradition of "insider" spy fiction written by former spies, especially in MI5, going back to John Bingham, & John Le Carré.
New York, N.Y. Hill and Wang, 1994. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. ix, , 259,  pages. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper. Inscription reads: Steve- Thank you for a wonderful hour together on radio. Some underlining noted. Dr. Hilfiker became Finance Director for Joseph's House. He was a family practitioner who spent 7 years practicing in rural Minnesota and 10 years in the inner city of Washington, DC. He began working at Community of Hope in 1983 in Washington, and then helped found Christ House. a 34-bed medical recovery shelter for homeless men, and for 3 years at Joseph's House, which he founded. The experience changed him in a profound way: "When you put yourself in a relationship with the poor, you begin to see the world in a very, very different way," he stated. He is also critical of our health care system, which privileges the middle class and marginalizes the poor. He is the author of Healing the Wounds and Not All of Us Are Saints as well as articles, most dealing with the medical care of the poor.
Woodbury, Minnesota: Llewellyn Publications, 2007. First Edition [stated], Third Printing [stated]. Trade paperback. xv, , 248 pages. Name and address of previous owner is stamped on front free endpaper. Dated and signed by the author, Hwee-Yong Jang, on the front free endpaper. Along with a thorough description of the purpose of the Gaia Project, this field guide to the future includes a question and answer section, recommended reading list, glossary to provide additional insight into the unprecedented challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, and Index. This is a guide to the profound transformation and consciousness shift. The author, with his interest in clairvoyance, reincarnation, the spiritual world, and UFOs, prophesied that the earth is undergoing a purification process--marked by natural disasters, disease, war, and social chaos--that will ultimately end in our planet's ascension to a new dimension. According to Hwee-Yong Jang, the world as we know it will undergo a profound transformation. Are you ready?
Arlington, Virginia: Alexis de Tocqueville Institution, 2001. Presumed First Trade Paperback Edition and presumed first printing. Trade paperback. xxi, , 146 pages. The memoirs of Former FCC Chairman/Commissioner James H. Quello is the extraordinarily human story of a soldier, a broadcaster, and a public servant who became a legend on his own time--and on his own terms. Inscribed by the author on the title page. Inscription reads, To Brindt, A distinguished communication lawyer and valued friendship. Best, Jim. Includes Forewords by Congressman John Dingell and others. Also includes chapters on Hectic Early Years; General Patton and the African Campaign; Campaign in Sicily and Italy; France, Germany and Dachau; Historic Assault on SS College; Post-War Relaxation?; Home at Last; WJR and the G.A. Richards Era; An FCC Commission At Last; The Revolutionary Communications Years; The FCC--From Crisis to Crisis; Howard Stern; Demagoguery in the Children's Television Act; Purely Anecdotal; and Finale: All's Well that Ends Well.
New York, NY: Washington Square Press published by Pocket Books, 1992. Ninth Printing. Paperback. 171,  pages. A collection of 12 smart, humorous, and Intelligent stories about smart women who are looking for the love of a good man, and men who are wild and hard to pin down. Signed copy sticker on front cover. Signed by the author on the title page, "Pam Houston, Creede, 98." Pages slightly darkened. Pam Houston (born January 9, 1962) is an American author of short stories, novels and essays. She is best known for her first book, Cowboys Are My Weakness, which won the 1993 Western States Book Award. "Cowboys Are My Weakness" was named a New York Times Notable Book in 1992. Houston's stories have been selected for volumes of Best American Short Stories, The O. Henry Awards, The Pushcart Prize, and Best American Short Stories of the Century. She is a winner of the Western States Book Award, the WILLA award for contemporary fiction, and The Evil Companions Literary Award.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1995. Presumed First Paperback Edition and presumed first printing. Trade paperback. Includes Foreword by Roger Tory Peterson, Introduction, Appendix (which lists the scientific names of the flora and fauna mentioned in the text), Bibliography, and Index Includes illustrations by Sandy Glover. Signed on the Pitt Series in Nature and Natural History page. Jack Wennerstrom, a writer, teacher, and naturalist, was born in Evanston, Illinois in 1948 and died in 2013. He received a B.A. in 1970, taught high-school English, Humanities, and World Literature, and wrote his first novel, THE WAYSIDE OF DREAMS, in 1978. In the ‘80s he re-embraced his love of nature and began writing for outdoor and nature magazines, including Bird-Watcher’s Digest, where he became a Contributing Editor in 1990. His first book, SOLDIERS DELIGHT JOURNAL, about a globally-rare prairie ecosystem near his home outside Baltimore, was published in 1995. He was President of BioTrek Naturalists from 2002 to 2006.
Washington DC: U. S. Government Printing Office, 2009. Presumed First Edition. Trade paperback. 456,  pages. Inscribed to Gary Thomas and dated by the author who was the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR). Includes Preface, Key U.S. Figures in Iraq Reconstruction, Acronyms, Map of Iraq, Part 1: Planning for Postwar Iraq, Part II: The Coalition Provisional Authority Leads Reconstruction; Part III: The U.S. Embassy Takes Charge; Part IV: Overcoming Roadblocks to Reconstruction; Part V: Lessons Learned; Annexes: The Genesis and Methodology of Hard Lessons; Oversight of Reconstruction Programs and Expenditures. Also includes Acknowledgments and Notes. Stuart W. Bowen Jr. (born March 24, 1958), is an American lawyer who served as the SIGIR from October 2004 to October 2013. He previously served as the Inspector General for the Coalition Provisional Authority. His mission included ensuring oversight of the $63 billion appropriated for relief and reconstruction.
Rockville, Maryland: Schreiber Publishing, Inc., 2003. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. xv,, 319,  pages. Illustrations. Inscribed and dated by the author on the title page. Inscription reads: To Rene, With all good wishes, Margit Meissner, May 2011. Meissner was born in Austria in 1922. She spent most of her childhood in Prague, Czechoslovakia. But In 1938, when an expansionist Nazi Germany annexed western Czechoslovakia, Meissner’s mother sent her to live and study in Paris out of concern for her safety. When World War II broke out the next, her family spread out across the globe. Meissner’s mother was interned in France. In 1940, Meissner escaped Paris on a bicycle, riding for 20 miles, narrowly avoiding invading German troops. She reunited with her mother and, eventually, the two made it to America. After the war, they attended the Nuremburg trials. Meissner was a volunteer with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, where she was a tour guide, translator and speaker.
U.S. Navy: U. S. Navy, circa 1963. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Total of 277 pages. Color front endpaper photograph of USS Intrepid. Rear endpaper has map showing USS Intrepid's travels. Color illustration at page 10. Bibliography. Contains information on Commanding Officers, Commander Carrier division Twenty, Origin of INTREPID Tradition, The War Year, and Recommissioned Attack Carrier. Also includes Bibliography. Includes several black and white maps, many black and white photographs of soldiers and commanding officers. Rear cover has some soiling. Extensive history of the ship from WWII to time of publication, followed by more standard cruise ship publication with rosters and information current to the time of publication.
New York: St. Martin's Press, June 2009. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xvi, , 268,  pages, Acknowledgments, Preface, Introduction, Bibliography, and Index. Inscribed on the title page by the author. Inscription reads: To Lindsey, Best Wishes! Bryon l. Dorgan, U.S.S. This book includes Acknowledgments, Preface, Introduction, Chapter 1: The Good Old Days: I Remember When...; Chapter 2: a Financial House of Cards; Chapter 3: Addicted to Debt; Chapter 4: Shining a Light on Dark Money; Chapter 5: Tax That Guy Behind the Tree!; Chapter 6: Incomes from Outer Space; Chapter 7: The Price of War; Chapter 8: The Profits of War; Chapter 9: Drill, Baby, Drill? Chapter 10: Health Care: A Leading Cause of Stress; Chapter 11: Cheap Labor; and Chapter 12: Hope. Also includes a Bibliography and an Index. Senator Dorgan has represented North Dakota in the U.S. Senate beginning in December 1992. In 1998, he was named the chairman of the Democratic Policy Committee. From 1995 to 1998, he served in the Democratic leadership as Assistant Floor Leader.
New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 2011. First Simon & Schuster Hardcover Edition. Hardcover. viii, , 340,  pages. Contains Prologue: Davos, 2009; Part One: The Age of Transformation, 1978-91; Part Two: The Age of Optimism, 1991-2008; and Part Three: The Age of Anxiety. Also includes Notes, Bibliographic Essay, Acknowledgments, and Index. Signed by the author on a bookplate on the front free endpaper. Gideon Rachman (born 1963) is a British journalist. In 2016, he won the Orwell prize for political journalism. In 2016, he was named commentator of the year at the European Press Prize awards. His first book was published as Zero-Sum Future in the US. The book argued that the period from 1978–2008 had been shaped by a globalization that had created a "win-win world", leading to greater prosperity. Rachman predicted that the economic crisis that began in 2008 would lead to a zero-sum world, characterized by increasing tensions. The New York Times praised the book as "perhaps the best one-volume account...post-Communist spread of personal freedom and economic prosperity.
Norwalk, Connecticut: The Easton Press, 2016. Signed Limited First Edition. Leather bound. , 369,  pages. Signed by the author on a special signature page. Includes a ribbon placemark, a Note about The Man Without A Shadow and the author Joyce Carol Oates by the Easton Press, and a certificate of authenticity from the Easton Press (signed by the author, and by Jeffrey Kornblum, the publisher of the Easton Press), attesting that this edition was strictly limited to a press run of 600 individually numbered copies. This copy is number 579 of 600. Decorated cover. Decorated cloth endpapers. This novel explores the mysteries of memory, identity, and personality in a vivid portrayal of a forbidden relationship never to be publicly revealed. Neuroscientist Margo Sharpe is studying the charismatic Elihu Hoopes--the man without a shadow, who suffers from a disease that clouds memories beyond the last 70 seconds. She inadvertently falls in love with this ultimate amnesiac, as she attempts to unlock his shuttered memories of a childhood trauma without losing her sense of self in the process.
New York, NY: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2000. First printing [stated]. Hardcover. , 449 pages. Book plate inside front free endpaper signed by the author. Scuff in the front free endpaper. Small creases along top edge of dust jacket. Patricia Cornwell (born Patricia Carroll Daniels; June 9, 1956) is an American crime writer. She is known for her best-selling novels featuring medical examiner Kay Scarpetta, of which the first was inspired by a series of sensational murders in Richmond, Virginia, where most of the stories are set. The plots are notable for their emphasis on forensic science, which has influenced later TV treatments of police work. Cornwell has also initiated new research into the Jack the Ripper killings, incriminating the popular British artist Walter Sickert. Cornwell's fictional chief medical examiner, Kay Scarpetta, is now an object of suspicion--and criminal investigation. When a formidable prosecutor is brought into the case, Scarpetta must struggle to make what she knows to be the truth prevail against mounting and unnerving evidence to the contrary.
Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida, 2012. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xii, 258,  pages. Includes Full Page Map of Downtown New Orleans, Photographs, Sketches, Preface, Definition of Terms, Introduction, Conclusion, Epilogue, Acknowledgments, Notes, Bibliography, and Index. Signed by the author on the title page. Signed by author sticker on front of DJ. Carolyn Morrow Long began visiting New Orleans in 1978, when she became fascinated by the city’s history and culture. She is the author of Spiritual Merchants: Religion, Magic, and Commerce, A New Orleans Voudou Priestess: The Legend and Reality of Marie Laveau, Madame Lalaurie, Mistress of the Haunted House, and Famille Vve Paris née Laveau: The Tomb of Marie Laveau in St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. Now retired from the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of American History, she writes articles and gives presentations about New Orleans Afro-Catholic spiritual practices and Creole families. Also an artist, Long created the cover illustrations for the Laveau and Lalaurie books.
Herndon, Virginia: Mascot Books, 2017. Presumed First Edition. Hardcover. , 243,  pages. Contain Illustrations. Foreword, Prologue, and Epilogue. Inscribed and illustrated on the fep by the author. The inscription reads 2/18, Chelsi, Enjoy! What's Your Whistle? Chis with smiley face FYW. Chris Ullman is a four-time national and international whistling champion (1994, 1996, 1999, and 2000). He has performed with major symphony orchestras, serenaded President George W. Bush in the Oval Office, whistled the National Anthem at major league sporting events and entertained millions around the world on TV and radio. In what Chris describes as a “ministry,” he whistles “Happy Birthday” more than 400 times each year to friends and family. Chris started his puckered pursuits at age five, whistled incessantly while delivering newspapers as a teen, jammed with jazz bands in college, and worked the open mike circuit in his Washington, DC home in the 1980s-90s. He competed nine times at the National and International Whistling Convention and served as a judge twice.
Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2013. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. x, , 287,  pages. Includes Acknowledgments, Introduction, Notes, and Index. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper: Best--Marvin Kalb. Marvin Leonard Kalb (born June 9, 1930) is an American journalist. Kalb was the founding director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy and Edward R. Murrow Professor of Press and Public Policy from 1987 to 1999. The Shorenstein Center and the Kennedy School are part of Harvard University. He is currently a James Clark Welling Fellow at George Washington University and a member of the Atlantic Community Advisory Board. Kalb hosts The Kalb Report, a discussion of media ethics and responsibility at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. sponsored by George Washington University. He is currently a senior adviser at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. The Road to War was a 2013 Foreword Reviews honorable mention in the subject of War & Military.
Washington DC: Cato Institute, 2019. Presumed First Edition. Trade paperback. xii, 147,  pages. Gomez business card laid in. Includes Foreword, Introduction, Notes, About the Contributors, and About the Editors. Topics covered include Managing Nuclear Modernization Costs; Missile Defense and the Future of Nuclear Stability; The Risks a War in Space Poses for Nuclear Stability on Earth; U.S. and Russian Nuclear Strategies: Lowering Thresholds, Intentionally and Otherwise; U.S. Nuclear Strategy toward China: Damage Limitation and Extended Deterrence; The Future of Extended Deterrence; Are New U.S. Nuclear Weapons Necessary?; Nuclear Blackmail: The Threat from North Korea and Iran; Preserving the U.S. Arms Control Legacy in the Trump Era; and The Impact of the Nuclear Weapons Ban Movement on Arms Control and Nonproliferation. Released in July 2019, the anthology examines a wide variety of pressing issues in nuclear deterrence and arms control confronting U.S. policymakers at the dawn of a new era of great power competition.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2015. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. xv, , 618,  pages. Endpaper maps, illustrations, appendix, notes, bibliography, index. Small clip on the top corner of the dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page. Bruce Hoffman (born 1954) is a political analyst specializing in terrorism and counterterrorism, insurgency and counter-insurgency. He is a tenured professor at Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, where between 2010 and 2017 he was the director of the Center for Security Studies. This landmark history, based on newly available documents, covers the battles between Jews, Arabs, and the British that led to the creation of Israel. Contains previously unknown detail of how Britain struggled and ultimately failed to reconcile competing Arab and Jewish demands and uprisings. The author, a leading expert on terrorism, shines new light on the bombing of the King David Hotel, the assassination of Lord Moyne in Cairo, the leadership of Menachem Begin, the life and death of Abraham Stern, and much else.
Saratoga Springs, NY: Midlife Musings, 1992. 6th Printing [stated]. Trade paperback. , 116,  pages. Wraps, illustrated by the author. Signed by the author on the title page. Autographed book sticker on front cover. The author's return to college at fifty-nine sparked a new career as a columnist, lecturer, and inveterate traveler. She runs her own company, Midlife Musings.
New York, N.Y. Basic Books, 2008. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 296 pages. Includes Introduction, Acknowledgments, Notes, Appendix A, Appendix B, and Index. Inscribed by the author on fep. Inscription reads: For Shibly, May the truth make us free. Deborah Nelson. Deborah Nelson is a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and the Associate Professor of Investigative Reporting at the University of Maryland. Prior to joining the University of Maryland, she was the Washington investigations editor for the Los Angeles Times, a reporter for The Washington Post and a reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times. In 1997, Nelson won the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for her work, exposing “widespread corruption and inequities in the federally-sponsored housing program for Native Americans, which inspired reforms.” She received acclaim for her book, The War Behind Me: Vietnam Veterans Confront the Truth about U.S. War Crimes, which investigates declassified Army papers on Vietnam-era war crimes and uncovers the lives of soldiers who were witness to the crimes.