Philadelphia: Theodore Presser Co., 1945. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. 181-240 pages, plus covers. Illustrations. Some musical notes/scores. Cover worn and soiled. Some page browning. Mailing label on front cover. Etude Magazine was published by Theodore Presser Company between 1883 and 1957. It was a staple for music teachers throughout the country, providing articles related to music history, new developments in music, and practical teaching techniques, as well as musical scores from the classics and new pieces for beginning to advanced students. Begun as an aid for piano teachers, the magazine grew to include information and literature for vocal and instrumental enthusiasts as well. Not only is the series important to the musician, but it provides an insight into the culture itself, including the impact of the development of the car, radio, and television, and expands to world music and the influence of world wars on that culture. Among the topics covered are: Tunes, Music Supervisor, Orchestra, Theater, Accompanist, Conductors, Airways, Nuns' Band, Violinist, Keyboard, FDR's Favorite Song.
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Philadelphia: Theodore Presser Co., 1945. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. 121-180 pages, plus covers. Illustrations. Some musical notes/scores. Cover worn and soiled. Some page browning. Mailing label on front cover. Tear in one page, Tear repaired with tape on the adjoining page. Etude Magazine was published by Theodore Presser Company between 1883 and 1957. It was a staple for music teachers throughout the country, providing articles related to music history, new developments in music, and practical teaching techniques, as well as musical scores from the classics and new pieces for beginning to advanced students. Begun as an aid for piano teachers, the magazine grew to include information and literature for vocal and instrumental enthusiasts as well. Not only is the series important to the musician, but it provides an insight into the culture itself, including the impact of the development of the car, radio, and television, and expands to world music and the influence of world wars on that culture. Among the topics covered are: Leader of the Band, Vochestra, Fred Waring, Eugene Ormandy, Musical Genius, Musical Therapeutics, High School Orchestra, Staccato, Little Marine, and The Army Mule.
Philadelphia: Theodore Presser Co., 1944. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. 133-192 pages, plus covers. Illustrations. Some musical notes/scores. Cover worn and soiled. Some page browning. Etude Magazine was published by Theodore Presser Company between 1883 and 1957. It was a staple for music teachers throughout the country, providing articles related to music history, new developments in music, and practical teaching techniques, as well as musical scores from the classics and new pieces for beginning to advanced students. Begun as an aid for piano teachers, the magazine grew to include information and literature for vocal and instrumental enthusiasts as well. Not only is the series important to the musician, but it provides an insight into the culture itself, including the impact of the development of the car, radio, and television, and expands to world music and the influence of world wars on that culture. This issue includes information on young conductors, American Musical Firsts, Toscanini on Records, Bel Canto, Worship Music, Reed Instruments, Kreutzer Studies, and Sir Walter Scott's influence on music.
Philadelphia: Theodore Presser Co., 1947. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. 60 pages, plus covers. Illustrations. Some musical notes/scores. Cover worn and soiled. Some page browning. RARE EINSTEIN ITEM! Etude Magazine was published by Theodore Presser Company between 1883 and 1957. It was a staple for music teachers throughout the country, providing articles related to music history, new developments in music, and practical teaching techniques, as well as musical scores from the classics and new pieces for beginning to advanced students. Begun as an aid for piano teachers, the magazine grew to include information and literature for vocal and instrumental enthusiasts as well. Not only is the series important to the musician, but it provides an insight into the culture itself, including the impact of the development of the car, radio, and television, and expands to world music and the influence of world wars on that culture. This issue is extremely important for the article by Lili Foldes entitled "A Musical Visit with Einstein". Lili was the wife of pianist Andor Foldes. Also in this issue is an editorial on "Music's Part in World Peace", and articles on "The Accompanist's Background and Equipment", "Opera Revives in the Heart of the 1859 Gold Rush", and "RCA Victor Billionth Record". Albert Einstein was not only an outstanding physicist and mathematician, he was also a devoted amateur musician who played with some of the great performers of his time. His musical life ran in tandem with his scientific one, often becoming inseparable. For Einstein music helped his theorizing. Einstein had around ten different violins throughout his life, each receiving the nickname of Lina.
Hamburg: Herausgegeben vom Cigarettern/Bilderdienst, 1936. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Hardcover. Text is in German. 132,  pages. Color frontis image of the Fuhrer. One full page photograph bound in between pages 86 and 87 and is unpaginated. Pages 37-40 disbound but presents. Illustrated with vintage black and white photographs and some color drawings. All locations have photographs or drawings in provided spaces. Some page browning. Some cover wear. With an introduction by Herman Goring and Foreword by Joseph Goebbels. There are 14 essays in addition to the Foreword from the Table of Contents at the end of the book. Among the essay authors are: Julius Schreck, Otto Dietrich, Joseph Goebbels, Wilhelm Bruckner, Robert Ley, Albert Speer, Fritz Todt, Foertsch, Baldur von Schjirach, Philipp Bouhler, and Julius Schaub. One collected the coupons found in the cigarette packs and then sent away for the pictures to be pasted into the book. The text and pictures present the life of Hitler and his rise to power in the Third Reich. The book has 133+ pages. In this book, every place holder for a photo is filled. Most pages have at least one photo and some have multiple photos. Over 200 fascinating and rare black & white photos and (a few) color drawings of key locations and Adolf Hitler giving speeches, presiding over parades and rallies, as well as candid photos of Hitler on vacation, at home, and with children. The photos are plates issued by the cigarette company and are pasted in at their appropriate location throughout the album. A historical pre-war pictorial record of the rise of Hitler and his Third Reich.
Chicago, Illinois: The University of Chicago Press, 1974. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xv, , 477,  pages. Stamp and ink notation on fep. Stamp on fore-edge and top edge. Ex-School copy (not technically ex-library and no typical library markings). Some DJ wear. Includes Illustrations, Foreword, and Preface, as well as chapters on Control of the Sea; The Idea and the Challenge; The Question of Leadership; The Structure of Responsibility; Emerging Patterns of Technical Management; Prototypes and Submarines; Toward a Nuclear Fleet; Nuclear Power Beyond the Navy; Propulsion of the Fleet; Building the Nuclear Fleet; Fleet Operation and Maintenance; and The Measure of Accomplishment. Also includes Abbreviations, Notes, Sources, and Index. Richard Greening Hewlett (February 12, 1923 – September 1, 2015) was an American public historian best known for his work as the Chief Historian of the United States Atomic Energy Commission. After the attack on Pearl Harbor he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps doing work related to meteorology. The military sent him to Harvard University to study in the electronics school. In 1952 he became a program analyst in the United States Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), compiling classified progress reports from all of the many branches of the AEC for the Commissioners. Hewlett later said that this job gave him a good general overview of the AEC and how it worked. In 1957, Hewlett was contacted in order to find a historian to write an official history of the AEC. Unable to find any academic historians interested, because of his history backgrounds, Hewlett himself was offered the job, which he happily accepted. The rest is history!
Bnei-Brak, Israel: Steimatzky, 1995. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Format is approximately 10.5 inches by 14.5 inches. 291,  pages. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrations (many in color). Maps. Index. Select Bibliography. This book was published in celebration of Steimatzky's anniversary--70 years of culture. Kochav is an Israeli with a background in both anthropology and sociology, with the fascinating specialty of history of the Anglican church in 19th-century Palestine. The key to this book is the images: sweeping aerial views, finely detailed museum artifacts, antique maps, 19th-century lithographs, plans of ancient buildings, and photographs of contemporary Israeli life. From Library Journal: The subtitle says it all, for this book is indeed splendid. It is also a sumptuous, well-documented, and generally gorgeous quarto-sized coffee-table book of distinction. Kochav is an Israeli with a background in both anthropology and sociology, with the fascinating specialty of history of the Anglican church in 19th-century Palestine. The key to this book is the images: sweeping aerial views, finely detailed museum artifacts, antique maps, 19th-century lithographs, plans of ancient buildings, and photographs of contemporary Israeli life. All are of such outstanding quality that they draw the reader effortlessly into the text. One of the most beautiful is a double-page spread taken at the Wailing Wall. The blurred movements of the worshippers in white prayer shawls evoke the ghosts that must haunt so ancient a location. Kochav is thoroughly successful in displaying an Israel of great beauty and mystery. Recommended. Mary Morgan Smith, Northland P.L., Pittsburgh, Pa.
Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1990. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. Format is approximately 9.25 inches by 13.5 inches. , 162 pages. Introduction by Galen Rowell. Illustrations (color). Maps. Nobel Peace Prize Citation. Chronology of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama. Index. DJ has some wear, tears, and soiling. Signed by Galen Rowell on first page. One of the world's spiritual leaders and a renowned wilderness photographer combine their vision of Tibet in this stunningly beautiful book. Essays by the Fourteenth Dalai Lama appear with Galen Rowell's dramatic images in a moving presentation of the splendors of Tibet. Galen Avery Rowell (August 23, 1940 – August 11, 2002) was a wilderness photographer, adventure photojournalist and climber. He became a full-time photographer in 1972. He pioneered a new kind of photography in which he was not merely an observer, but considered himself a participant in the scenes that he photographed – he considered the landscape part of the adventure, and the adventure part of the landscape. Rowell conceived a technical approach of extending the dynamic range to be captured on film. He developed a set of graduated neutral density filters and had them produced by Singh-Ray, a filter manufacturer. They were sold under his name and became a standard for dealing with high contrast scenes. Galen Rowell also mastered the technique of using balanced fill flash which allowed him to lighten the deepest shadows in a subtle way to match the relatively narrow dynamic range of color reversal film. He won the Ansel Adams Award for Conservation Photography in 1984.
New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2000. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. vi, 346 pages. Illustrations. Includes Prelude, Acknowledgments, Bibliography, and Index. Chapters include Alex and Gunther; Julian and Rosemarie; 1933; The Kubu; The Mask; Pathetique; La Vie Boheme; Kurt Singer; A Protest in Paris; Chocolate and Canaries; Two Newspapers; The March; Vaterland and Vaterhaus; "One Slap after the Other''; Prinzenstrsse; Sempre Libera; New World--and Old; Appointment in Quite; Eine Kleine Curfew Music; The Resurrection Symphony; The Inextinguishable Symphony; "Crying Like Dogs"; "It Will Be on Your Conscience"; and Coda. The author, National Public Radio commentator Martin Goldsmith, is the son of Gunther Goldschmidt and Rosemarie Gumpert, two courageous Jewish musicians who performed in the Judischer Kulturbund (formed in 1933 in Germany), which permitted Jewish artists to perform for Jewish audiences. Goldsmith's awards include Yale's Cultural Leadership Citation (1998) and, for Performance Today, a George Foster Peabody Award (1998). Goldsmith received a bachelor's degree from Johns Hopkins. He joined WETA-FM, Washington, DC, in 1975, serving as producer, announcer, music director and, eventually, program director. In 1987 he joined National Public Radio as a music producer for Performance Today. From 1989 to 1999 he was on-air host for that program, becoming senior commentator in 1999. Subsequently, moving to XM Satellite Radio, he now serves as director of classical music programming and is frequently heard on Sirius XM's Symphony Hall channel. His music reviews have appeared in the Washington Post.
Istanbul: Yapi Kredi Kultur Sanat Yayncilik Ticaret ve Sanayi A. S., 2002. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Format is approximately 13.5 inches by 18 inches in a slip case. Text is in English and Turkish. 219,  pages. Lavishly illustrated (some in color). Notes. The Torch of the Ottoman Empire presents the life and work of a truly remarkable person, Ignatius Mouradgea d'Ohsson, and through him, the Ottoman Empire of the late eighteenth century. In revolutionary Paris d'Ohsson published in 1789 what is maybe the best description of the social history of the Ottoman Empire, Tableau General de I'Empire Othoman. D'Ohsson's book was extravagantly illustrated with the help of the best artists in Constantinople working for Abdulhamid I and Selim III. The most renowned artists of pre-revolutionary France then executed the gravures in Paris. Some motifs, reproduced also in this present book, still remain quite unique. Through these engravings, an intimate reality is revealed to us, bringing us very close to a universe long since vanished.
New York, N.Y. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 822 pages. DJ has wear and soiling. Includes Acknowledgments, Illustrations and Index. Chapters cover The Challenge to the Old Order; The Forces are Arrayed; First Blood; Clinton's Strategic Offensive; Hillary Under Siege; A Political Education; Mine Canary; Inside the West Wing; Clinton's Third Way; Seven Days in January; In Starr's Chamber; The Reign of Witches; Show Trial; The Twenty-first Century; A New York State of Mind; The Stolen Succession; The Sands of Time; and The American Conflict. Sidney Stone Blumenthal (born November 6, 1948) is an American journalist and political operative. He is a former aide to President Bill Clinton; a long-time confidant of Hillary Clinton, formerly employed by the Clinton Foundation; and a journalist, particularly known for his writings about American politics and foreign policy. Over time, Blumenthal became increasingly controversial for his partisan brand of journalism, viewed as an archetype of a new type of journalist who have eroded the divide between the fading boundaries between independent journalism and partisan journalism. After the Clinton presidency, Blumenthal's book, The Clinton Wars, was published, historian Robert Dallek praised the book, opining that "Blumenthal's sprawling 800-page memoir of his four years as a presidential assistant" was a "welcome addition to the literature on Bill Clinton's tumultuous second term." Dallek also wrote that "Blumenthal brings a reporter's keen eye for telling detail and a columnist's talent for considered analysis and unmistakable opinion to his reconstruction of what he calls the Clinton wars."
Rockville, MD: Montgomery County Democratic Party, 2020. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Stiff card stock. Format is approximately 6 inches by ll inches. Single stiff card, with information on both sides. Address information is on reverse. Such political ephemera rarely survives after the election. This item is of particular importance because it is associated with the election campaign of Congressman Raskin. Front has pictures of Biden and Harris together across the top half and a picture of Jamie Raskin on the left side of the bottom half. This item of political ephemera is related to the Congressional campaign of Representative Jamie Raskin of Montgomery County, Maryland as well as to the national campaigns of Former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris. Jamin Ben Raskin (born December 13, 1962) is an American lawyer and politician serving as the U.S. representative for Maryland's 8th congressional district since 2017. The district is located in Montgomery County, an affluent suburban county northwest of Washington, D.C., and extends through rural Frederick County to the Pennsylvania border. A member of the Democratic Party, he served in the Maryland State Senate from 2007 to 2016. In Congress, Raskin chairs the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and the Congressional Freethought Caucus, and was the lead impeachment manager for the second impeachment of President Donald Trump. Prior to his election to Congress, he was a constitutional law professor at American University Washington College of Law, where he co-founded and directed the LL.M. program on law and government and co-founded the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project.
New York, N.Y. Doubleday, 2001. First American Edition [stated]. Presumed first printing. Hardcover. xiii, , 414,  pages. Inscribed by the principal author, Alexandra Villard de Borchgrave, on the title page. Inscription reads To Anna and Rinaldo, with much love! Alexandra. Book includes Illustrations, Preface, Acknowledgments, Epilogue, Notes, Bibliography, Photo Credits, and Index. Contains chapters on Rebellion; The Sorrows of Young Henry; The Lure of the Law; The Solitary Salesman; Quest for Recognition; The Reporter and the Rail-Splitter; All That Glitters; The Eve of '61; Look Away, Dixieland; First Blood; The Slaughter of the Innocents; Trampling Out the Vintage; Free at Last; Come In and Shut the Door; War Fever; In Sickness and in Health; Working on the Railroad; Upgrade, Downgrade; The Vanity of Human Wishes; and Sleepy Hollow. Alexandra de Borchgrave's and John Cullen's biography of her great-grandfather's rise from penniless and prospectless young German immigrant to prominence and wealth has the fast pace and rich detail of a good novel and the meticulous research of a good history. A Civil War correspondent who invented the news syndicate and knew and was admired by President Lincoln, he then entered the world of finance to tussle with the likes of J. P. Morgan in the building of American railroads and the founding of what became General Electric. Almost ruined in the panic of 1883, he returned to rebuild his empire and regain his place both in business and society. Alexandra decided early on to realize her daring dreams, to capture history through photographs, to co-author a biography of her great grandfather, railroad magnate and financier Henry Villard.
New York, N.Y. Henry Holt and Company, 2003. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 321,  pages Illustrations. Footnotes. Note from previous owner on front free endpaper. Ink notation on page facing half-title page, adding the title of one of the author's books in ink. Includes Introduction: American Dream, Bibliography, Acknowledgments, and Index. Also includes chapters on A Promise to Pay; The Treasure Hunter; The Garden; The Antiquarians; The Sage; The Monarchist; The Dollar Sign; The American System of Jacob Perkins; A Philadelphia Story; Uneasy Money; Killing the Bank; The Spy; The Counterfeiters; The Great Conspiracy; and Working for the Yankee Dollar. Jason Goodwin (born 1964) is an English writer and historian. The author looks at the dollar over the years as a form of art, a kind of advertising, a reflection of American attitudes, and a builder of empires. He shows us how the dollar rolled out the frontier and peopled the plains; how it erected the great cities; how it expressed the urges of democracy and opportunity. Above all, he introduces us to the people who championed--or ambushed--the dollar over the years: presidents and statesmen, artists and engravers, pioneers and frontiersmen, bankers shady and upright, safe-blowers and crooks, and dreamers of every stripe.
New York, N.Y. G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1988. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 319,  pages. Illustrations. Slight DJ wear. Inscribed by the author on the half title page. Inscription reads: To Julia--My Best. George Burns. Also contains a second inscription on the front endpaper from David Fisher, the co-author, which reads Spring 1989 To Phillip and Dorothy, At least this won't sink. I'm very pleased to be your friend, with best wishes David Fisher. Gracie brings to life the charming woman who was smart enough to become the dumbest woman in show business history. Onstage she was lovable, confusing Gracie, who believed horses must be deaf because she saw so few of them at concerts, and who decided to cut her vacuum cleaner cord in half so she could save on electricity. Offstage she was a devoted wife and the loving mother--and throughout her career in vaudeville, radio, television, and the movies, she managed to hide that her left arm had been scarred in a childhood accident and that she suffered from migraine headaches. Offstage, George explains, she was nothing like the dizzy character she played, "except maybe for the time she backed up into a parked car and managed to convince the driver of that car that he'd hit her." "SAY GOODNIGHT, GRACIE..." With those now familiar words, George Burns and Gracie Allen bid farewell to devoted audiences at the end of each of their broadcasts throughout the Golden Age of radio and television. George Burns tells the story of his life with Gracie, the dizzy comedienne whose "illogical logic" charmed America. Burns recalls their first meeting, the tours, days in Hollywood, and their lasting friendship with Jack Benny and others.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2004. Third Printing [stated]. Hardcover. x, 316,  pages. Includes Foreword, Notes, and Acknowledgments, as well as chapters on Learning Yiddish; On the Road; "Him I Don't Talk To!''; Crossing the Border; and Bringing It All Back Home. Aaron Lansky (born June 17, 1955 in New Bedford, Massachusetts) is the founder of the Yiddish Book Center, an organization he created to help salvage Yiddish language publications. He received a MacArthur Fellowship in 1989 for his work. Lansky is the author of Outwitting History (2004), an autobiographical account of how he saved the Yiddish books of the world, from the 1970s to the present day. It won the 2005 Massachusetts Book Award. Lansky graduated from Hampshire College in 1977 with a B.A. in modern Jewish history, and went on to a graduate program in East European Jewish studies at McGill University in Montreal. When Lansky started out, experts believed that fewer than 70,000 Yiddish-language books still existed. Twenty-five years and 1.5 million books later, the organization Lansky founded, the National Yiddish Book Center, is one of the largest and fastest-growing Jewish cultural groups in the world. The author explores the roots of the Yiddish language and introduces us to the brilliant Yiddish writers--from Mendele to Sholem Aleichem to I. B. Singer--whose lasting cultural relevance is evident on every page. He shares the humor, tenacity, and love for the written word that unites Jewish immigrants with everyone who cares about the future of great literature. And he enables us to see how an almost-lost culture is the bridge between the old world and the future.
New York, N.Y. W. W. Norton & Company, 2009. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xii, ,315,  pages. Includes Preface and Introduction, as well as Epilogue: A Life in Science; Notes; Glossary; References; Acknowledgments; Illustration Credits; and Index. Chapters include Becoming a Scientist; Doing Science; A Political Scientist; Priority Setting; Bad Times and Good Times as NIH Director; Embryos, Cloning, Stem Cells, and the Promise of Reprogramming; Global Science and Global Health; and Science Publishing and Science Libraries in the Internet Age. Also includes Epilogue: A Life in Science, as well as Notes, Glossary, References, Acknowledgments, Illustration Credits, and Index. Beyond the elegant combination of science and biography, this is a book about health issues of truly global importance. Varmus's work on cancer-causing genes foreshadowed the development of the recent targeted therapies for cancer. At the NIH, he not only persuaded Congress to commit record funds to national health programs, but also turned attention to international concerns like worldwide malaria. And, as he discusses in this book, he has long been an enthusiastic yet nuanced supporter of stem cell research. This is a glimpse into the world of high-stakes, big-budget science, narrated by a man intimately acquainted with its everyday applications--an education for people in all walks of life from a scientist whose own research and professional commitments have helped to shape our scientific age.
Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1998. First MIT Press Paperback Edition, Third Printing [stated]. Trade paperback. xiv, 277,  pages. Tables. Name written in black on bottom edge. Ink mark and crease on page 82. Some wear and soiling. Includes Foreword, Preface, Notes, Index, and About the Author. Chapters include The Challenge; The Cold War Defense Industry; Growing Foreign Involvement; Initial Post-Cold War Developments; Prior Lessons of Industrial Conversion; The Best Structure for the Twenty-First Century; A Few Defense-Unique Plants; Current Barriers to Integration; A Three-Part Transformation Strategy; Technological Leadership; The Critical Work Force; and Achieving Civil/Military Integration. Author of two widely read books on the defense industry, Jacques Gansler takes a hard look at the need to convert the industry from an inefficient and non-competitive part of the U.S. economy to an integrated, civilian/military operation. He defines the challenges, especially the influence of old-line defense interests, and presents examples of restructuring. He concludes by outlining sixteen specific actions for achieving civil/military integration. As a researcher, Dr. Gansler focused on national security and ensuring the country had a world class and affordable defense industry. His contributions to academia came after a remarkable career in defense. Jack Gansler served as the under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics. As the third ranking civilian at the Pentagon from 1997 to 2001, Dr. Gansler was responsible for research and development, acquisition reform, advanced technology, the defense industry and several security programs over his career.
New York, N.Y. Newmarket Press, 1981. Second printing [stated]. Hardcover. x, 341,  pages. Illustrations. Ex-library copy with some of the usual library markings. Includes Introduction, Appendixes, Bibliography, and Index. The narrative is divided into six chronological parts. Also includes 4 maps, and 33 black and white illustrations. Russell Spurr was based in Hong Kong for more than 20 years as the China and Far East correspondent for the London Daily Express and ABC Radio Network, and the chief correspondent and deputy editor of the Far Eastern Economic Review. He was one of the first Western correspondents to report from Peking after the establishment in 1949 of the People's Republic of China. During World War II Spurr was in the Royal Indian Navy, and served in motor gunboats through most of the Burma campaign. After the Japanese surrender, he was assigned to Kure, Japan, where he first viewed the vacant dock built for the Yamato and began to pursue the story of its demise. Spurr is also the author of the highly acclaimed Enter the Dragon: China's Undeclared War Against the U.S. in Korea. The author sets the story of the Battleship Yamato against the background of Japanese suicide war tactics. He has recorded eyewitness accounts from the men involved, Japanese and Americans, from top admirals to fighter pilots to junior ships' gunners. He portrays the reaction of the sailors as they receive and carry out the orders to attack--and to die. He probes the politics and mentality of the Japanese leadership and the morale and spirit of the fighting men and the nation. What emerges is more than a story of a sortie or a ship.
New York, N.Y. Alfred A. Knopf, 1999. First Trade Edition [stated]. Presumed first printing. Hardcover. 317 pages. Bookplate signed by the author (Isaac Stern) on the half-title page. Book includes Acknowledgments, Introduction, Twenty-Eight Chapters, and an Afterword. In this book, Isaac Stern shares with us both his personal and his artistic experiences; the story of his rise to eminence; his feelings about music and the violin; his rich emotional life; his great friendships and collaborations with colleagues such as Leonard Bernstein and Pablo Casals; his background as an ardent supporter of Israel; and his ideas and beliefs about art, life, love, and the world we live in. Isaac Stern (July 21, 1920 – September 22, 2001) was an American violinist. Born in Poland, Stern came to the US when he was 14 months old. Stern performed both nationally and internationally, notably touring the Soviet Union and China, and performing extensively in Israel, a country to which he had close ties since shortly after its founding. Stern received extensive recognition for his work, including winning the Presidential Medal of Freedom and six Grammy Awards, and being named to the French Legion of Honour. The Isaac Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall bears his name, due to his role in saving the venue from demolition in the 1960s. Stern toured the Soviet Union in 1951, the first American violinist to do so. In 1967, Stern stated his refusal to return to the USSR until the Soviet regime allowed artists to enter and leave the country freely. His only visit to Germany was in 1999, for a series of master classes, but he never performed publicly in Germany.
New York, N.Y. The Dial Press, 1975. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. x, 254,  pages. Includes more than 30 black and white photographs by Maggi Castelloe. Laid in are two approximately 5 inch by 7.25 inch black and white captioned Maggi Casetlloe photographs from the book, one of Bob Pierpoint at the White House and the other of Eric Severeid and his daughter Christina. Also laid in is a News from The Dial Press release on the book, its author and the photographer, an associated bookmark, and a half-page sheet with a quotation from a New York Times executive praising the book. DJ has some wsear and soiling. In the early seventies, when the press and the president were at war, the journalists became superstars. The cast includes: Joseph Alsop, Stewart Alsop, Jack Anderson, Johnny Paale, Carl Bernstein, Ben Bradlee, Art Buchwald, Maxine Cheshire, Roland Evans, Soma Golden, Bernard Kalb, Marvin Kalb, Douglas Kiker, the Reverend Lester Kinsolving, Clark Mollenhoff, Robert Novak, Bob Pierpoint, Sally Quinn, Dan Rather, James Reston, Harry Rosenfield, Carl Rowen, Eric Sevareid, Eileen Shanahan, Lawrence Spivak, Susan Stamberg, Helen Thomas, Sander Vanocur, Mike Waters, Bob Woodward, and others.
New York, N.Y. Collins [An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers], 2007. Second printing [stated]. Hardcover. ix, , 305,  pages. Includes Acknowledgments, Illustrations (some in color), Prologue--Full Circle, Epilogue, Notes, and Index. Chapters include Space or Bust; Go!; The Homebuilt Spaceship; SpaceShipOne, Government Zero; NASA Hitches a Ride; The 200-g Roller Coaster; Orbit on a Shoestring; Budget Suites of Outer Space; Spaceport!; and The Sky's No Limit. Michael Belfiore has written the first truly definitive history of private spaceflight. His insights into the harrowing test flights of Burt Rutan's SpaceShipOne and the inside tour of hotel magnate Robert Bigelow's orbital hotel project are fascinating. This book is a riveting account of how this ragtag collection of innovative thinkers, brave pilots, and bold visionaries is--right now--launching one of the most exciting new industries in history. Belfiore's eloquent writing and exhaustive reporting, as well as his imaginative projections of where this will take us all--really brings this mysterious, secretive world to life. Michael Belfiore is an author and journalist. Some of his notable works include The Department of Mad Scientists: How DARPA is Remaking Our World, published by Smithsonian Books Rocketeers] and The Way People Live - Life Aboard a Space Station. He has written numerous articles for Popular Mechanics and Popular Science.
Cookeville, TN: William Bradley Willard, Jr., 1970. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Hardcover. Format is approximately 8.5 inches by 11 inches. Binding is 'library style" with lettering on the spine. , x, 202 pages. Information on one side of sheet only. Tables. Figures. Bibliography. Appendix A through J. Vita. It is rare for these bound Thesis documents to reach the open marketplace. The author was an engineering graduate of the Virginia Military Institute and was an engineer in the U.S. Army who served in Vietnam during the war. He attended graduate school following his military service. The bound in Certificate of Approval of Thesis is signed by the Chairman of the Graduate Advisory Committee (R. B. Bustamante), three members (Bromfield. L. Ridley, Albert A. Cannella, and James W. Irvin and also signed by the Dean of the Graduate School. Tennessee Technological University (Tennessee Tech) is a public research university in Cookeville, Tennessee, United States. It was formerly known as Tennessee Polytechnic Institute (1915–1965), and before that as University of Dixie (1909–1915), the name under which it was founded as a private institution. Affiliated with the Tennessee Board of Regents, the university is governed by a board of trustees. It is classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity". Tennessee Tech places special emphasis on undergraduate education in fields related to engineering, technology, and computer science, although degrees in education, liberal arts, agriculture, nursing, and other fields of study can be pursued as well. Additionally, there are graduate offerings in engineering, education, business, and the liberal arts.
New York: St. Martin's Press, 2006. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. viii, , 338,  pages. Illustrations. Footnotes. Notes. Bibliography. Index. No Dust Jacket present. The writer Nicholas Faith was a gentleman mischief-maker. Courteous to a fault, he pursued those he took against with rigorous research and enormous energy, and was always looking for new stones to overturn. His journalism and 20 books dealt with subjects as diverse as cognac and classic trucks. Safety in Numbers: The Secret World of Swiss Banking (1982) was one of the first books to investigate the subject, and Sold: The Rise and Fall of the House of Sotheby (1985) was highly critical of the behavior of the leading auction houses. Nick challenged establishments from the inside, too. He was a member of the Reform Club and fought a campaign in the 1970s to persuade the club to allow women to become members. As a result, in 1981 the Reform became one of the first major clubs to allow in women on equal terms.
New York: The Vanguard Press, 1945. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Hardcover. 26 cm. , 282,  pages. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrations. Numerous full-page, double-page & textual illustrations in brown & white by the author. COver has some wear and soiling. Corners rubbed. Introduction by Ernest Hemingway. DJ somewhat worn and soiled: minor edge tears/chips. A narrative and pictorial document of Korea and the Far East during the Korean War, written and illustrated by artist-correspondent John Groth. John August Groth. Born Chicago, IL 1908-died New York City 1988. Groth was educated at Chicago's Art Institute & Art Students League; as well as with T. Geller, A. Blanch, and Grosz. Artist-correspondent and first art director of Esquire Magazine (1933-1937) and Parade Publications (1941 - 1944). He vividly captured the combat of five wars, including Vietnam, in his illustrations. He was both fascinated and repelled by war. As a correspondent for The Chicago Sun, he went to Europe during World War II, covering the liberation of Paris after riding on the first jeep to enter the city. He was a frequent contributor to Vogue, Esquire, and Collier's. Groth was widely exhibited at F.A.R. Gallery in New York City; Dayton Art Institute; the National Academy of Design; the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Corcoran and the 1939 Worlds Fair in New York.