New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2003. First Carroll & Graf edition 2003 [stated]. Presumed first printing. Hardcover. xvii, , 381,  pages. Illustrations. Maps. Appendix. Index. Inscribed and dated by the author on the half-title. Ruth Gruber (September 30, 1911 – November 17, 2016) was an American journalist, photographer, writer, humanitarian, and a United States government official. She was a recipient of the Norman Mailer Prize. During World War II, Secretary of the Interior Harold L. Ickes appointed Gruber as his Special Assistant. In this role, she carried out a study on the prospects of Alaska for homesteading G.I.s after the war. In 1944, she was assigned a secret mission to Europe to bring one thousand Jewish refugees and wounded American soldiers from Italy to the US. In 2011, at the age of 100, Ruth Gruber's work as a photojournalist - spanning six decades on four continents - was the subject of a retrospective exhibition at the International Center of Photography in New York. The exhibition, Ruth Gruber: Photojournalist, curated by Maya Benton, is traveling internationally through 2020.
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New York: The Free Press, 1999. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xii, 354,  pages. Illustrations. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Inscribed and dated by author on fep. Yoshihiro Francis Fukuyama (born October 27, 1952) is an American political scientist, political economist, and author. Fukuyama is known for his book The End of History and the Last Man (1992), which argued that the worldwide spread of liberal democracies and free market capitalism of the West and its lifestyle may signal the end point of humanity's sociocultural evolution and become the final form of human government. Fukuyama has been a senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies since July 2010 and a Mosbacher Director of the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law at Stanford University. In August 2019 he was named director of the Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy at Stanford. Before that, he served as director of the International Development program at the School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University.
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2006. First edition [Stated]. First printing [stated]. Hardcover. xi, 301 p. Illustrations. Notes. Index. Inscribed and dated by the author on title page. Michael Weisskopf (born 1946) is a Polk Award-winning journalist. Weisskopf specialized in national and international news during 20 years at The Washington Post. While he was embedded with a US Army unit in Iraq on December 10, 2003, his right hand was blown off as he tried to throw an enemy grenade back out of the Humvee. He was the first reporter to be treated at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Weisskopf wrote about this event in his book Blood Brothers: Among the Soldiers of Ward 57. He has also cowritten two books: Truth at Any Cost, with investigative journalist Susan Schmidt about the Lewinsky scandal, and Tell Newt to Shut Up, with David Maraniss about the 1994 Republican takeover. Weisskopf has received the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, the Los Angeles Press Club's Daniel Pearl Award for Courage & Integrity in Journalism,& the U.S. Army's Fourth Estate Award.
Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 261,  pages. Illustrations. Coda, Appendix. Notes. Index. Inscribed by the author on the title page. Kevin Brian Bales CMG (born 1952) is Professor of Contemporary Slavery at the University of Nottingham, co-author of the Global Slavery Index, and was a co-founder and previously president of Free the Slaves. Free the Slaves is the US sister organization of Anti-Slavery International, the world’s oldest human rights organization. Dr. Bales has written extensively on modern slavery. Perhaps his best-known book is Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy (1999; revised edition, 2004, further edition 2012), a firsthand analysis of the operations of five slave-based businesses: prostitution in Thailand, selling of water in Mauritania, production of charcoal in Brazil, general agriculture in India, and brickmaking in Pakistan. Archbishop Desmond Tutu called the book "a well researched, scholarly and deeply disturbing expose of modern slavery"
New York, NY: Free Press, 2007. First edition. First printing [stated]. Hardcover. Sewn binding. Paper over boards. xiv, 464,  p. Notes. Index. Inscribed by the author on fep/ DJ has slight wear and soiling. Howard "Howie" Alan Kurtz (born August 1, 1953) is an American journalist and author with a special focus on the media. He is the host of Fox News Channel's Media Buzz program, and the successor to Fox News Watch. He is the former media writer for The Washington Post and the former Washington bureau chief for The Daily Beast. He has written five books about the media. Kurtz left CNN and joined Fox News Channel on July 1, 2013. In 1981 Kurtz was hired at the Washington Post by Bob Woodward. Kurtz has written for The New Republic, The Washington Monthly, and New York magazine. In Reality Show: Inside the Last Great Television News War--Kurtz chronicles the struggles at the three "traditional" broadcast television networks (ABC, NBC and CBS) to enhance the stature, credibility and audience-draw of their evening news anchors (Gibson, Couric, and Williams).
New York: Penguin Books, 1990. Sixth printing (stated). Trade paperback. Format is approximately 7 inches by 9 inches. 608 pages. Maps. Illustrations. Bibliography. Index. Cover has wear and soiling. Sir John Desmond Patrick Keegan OBE FRSL (15 May 1934 – 2 August 2012) was an English military historian, lecturer, writer and journalist. He wrote many published works on the nature of combat between prehistory and the 21st century, covering land, air, maritime, intelligence warfare and the psychology of battle. In 1960 Keegan took up a lectureship in military history at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, the body that trained officers for the British Army. He remained for 26 years, becoming a senior lecturer in military history during his tenure. Leaving the academy in 1986, Keegan joined the Daily Telegraph as a defence correspondent and stayed with the paper as defence editor until his death. He also wrote for the American conservative National Review Online. In 1998 he wrote and presented the BBC's Reith Lectures, entitling them War in our World.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1974. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. Format is approximately 5.75 inches by 8.5 inches. x, 278 pages. Illustrations. Diagrams. Appendix. Index. DJ is price-clipped and worn and soiled with small tears and chips. Some edge soiling. William N Hess is the official historian for the American Fighter Aces Association, and is one of the most highly respected aviation writers of his generation. A B-17 crewman during World War 2, Hess has written over 40 books during his long and distinguished career. From the point of view of the American fighters in the pacific. this book tells the historical and factual truth about the war.
New York: Harper & Row, 1968. Presumed First Paperback Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. xii, 176,  pages. Appendix I and II (including sources). Index. Cover has some wear and soiling. Robert Strange McNamara (June 9, 1916 – July 6, 2009) was an American business executive and the eighth United States Secretary of Defense, serving from 1961 to 1968 under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. He played a major role in escalating the United States' involvement in the Vietnam War. McNamara was responsible for the institution of systems analysis in public policy, which developed into the discipline known today as policy analysis. He graduated from UC Berkeley and Harvard Business School and served in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. Henry Ford II hired McNamara and a group of other Army Air Force veterans to work for Ford Motor Company. These "Whiz Kids" helped reform Ford with modern planning, organization, and management control systems. After briefly serving as Ford's president, McNamara accepted appointment as Secretary of Defense.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1972. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. xi, , 322,  pages. Endpaper maps. Illustrations. Occasional Footnotes. Tables. Notes on the Plates. Bibliography. Index. Captain Geoffrey Martin Bennett, DSC FRHS (7 June 1909 – 5 September 1983), was a British Royal Navy officer and author. Bennett always wrote, and was awarded the Royal United Services Institution gold medal for an essay three times. At the end of World War II he published his first novel Phantom Fleet, a naval yarn, under the pseudonym "Sea Lion": as a serving officer he could not use his own name. Over the next two decades he produced about twenty such novels for both adults and children. After retiring he took to naval history. He published studies of the main battles of both world wars and Nelson; a biography of Admiral Lord Charles Beresford; and Cowan's War, an account of the British campaign in the Baltic (1918–19) under Admiral Sir Walter Cowan, which successfully thwarted Soviet Russia from seizing control of the three Baltic states, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
Gloucester, MA: Peter Smith, 1968. Reprint Edition. Hardcover. xiv, 480,  pages. Illustrations. Maps. Biographical Notes. Index. Sir Basil Henry Liddell Hart (31 October 1895 – 29 January 1970), commonly known throughout most of his career as Captain B. H. Liddell Hart, was a British soldier, military historian and military theorist. In the 1920s and later he wrote a series of military histories that proved influential among strategists. He argued that frontal assault was a strategy that was bound to fail at great cost in lives, as happened in 1914–1918. He instead recommended the "indirect approach" and reliance on fast-moving armored formations. The experiences he suffered on the Western Front profoundly affected him for the rest of his life. He worked as the military correspondent of The Daily Telegraph from 1925 to 1935, and of The Times from 1935 to 1939. As Prime Minister in 1937, Chamberlain placed Liddell Hart in a position of influence behind British grand strategy of the late thirties. n 1954, Liddell Hart published his most influential work, Strategy.
Peking: Foreign Languages Press, 1967. Second Edition [stated]. Second Printing [stated]. Wraps. 410,  pages. Wraps. Frontis illustration. Footnotes. Some underlning. Cover scuffed. Mao Zedong (December 26, 1893 – September 9, 1976), also known as Chairman Mao, or Mao Tse-tung, was a Chinese communist revolutionary who became the founding father of the People's Republic of China, which he ruled as the Chairman of the Communist Party of China from its establishment in 1949 until his death in 1976. Ideologically a Marxist–Leninist, his theories, military strategies, and political policies are collectively known as Maoism. Mao is regarded as one of the most important and influential individuals in modern world history. He is also known as a political intellect, theorist, military strategist, poet, and visionary. Mao remains a controversial figure and there is little agreement over his legacy. Supporters credit and praise him for having unified China and for ending the previous decades of civil war. He is also credited for having improved the status of women in China and for improving literacy and education.
Houston, TX: A-To-Z Publishing, 2002. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Format is approximately 7 inches by 10,25 inches. xv, , 456,  pages. Illustrations. Dr. Joseph Agris, MD is a cosmetic, plastic and reconstructive surgery specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 50 years. He graduated from Albany Medical College in 1969 and specializes in cosmetic, plastic and reconstructive surgery. Marvin Harold Zindler (August 10, 1921 – July 29, 2007) was a news reporter for television station KTRK-TV in Houston, Texas, United States. His investigative journalism, through which he mostly represented the city's elderly and working class, made him one of the city's most influential and well-known media personalities. Zindler made local and national headlines when he and Larry Conners reported on a brothel known as the Chicken Ranch in Fayette County, Texas, which led to its closure in 1973. The Plastic Surgeons of America honored Zindler for his openness about his cosmetic surgeries and for the help he obtained for patients who desperately needed reconstructive surgery.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. xvi, 286,  pages. Illustrations. Note on sources, DJ has some wear and soiling. Some cover wear noted. David McClure Brinkley (July 10, 1920 – June 11, 2003) was an American newscaster for NBC and ABC in a career lasting from 1943 to 1997. From 1956 through 1970, he co-anchored NBC's top-rated nightly news program, The Huntley–Brinkley Report, with Chet Huntley and thereafter appeared as co-anchor or commentator on its successor, NBC Nightly News, through the 1970s. In the 1980s and 1990s, Brinkley was host of the Sunday This Week program and a top commentator on election-night coverage for ABC News. Over his career, Brinkley received ten Emmy Awards, three George Peabody Awards, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He wrote three books, including the 1988 bestseller Washington Goes to War, about how World War II transformed the nation's capital. This social history was largely based on his own observations as a young reporter in the city.
Boston, MA: Little, Brown & Company, 1996. Third Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 24 cm. xviii, 668,  pages. Sources. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Inscribed and dated on fep by the author (Broder). Haynes Bonner Johnson (July 9, 1931 – May 24, 2013) was an American journalist, author, and television analyst. He reported on most of the major news stories of the latter half of the 20th century and was widely regarded as one of the top American political commentators. Johnson won a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 1966, for his coverage of the civil rights crisis in Selma, Alabama. The award marked the first time in Pulitzer Prize history that a father and son both received awards for reporting; his father, Malcolm Johnson, won in 1949 for the New York Sun series, "Crime on the Waterfront," which was the basis for the Academy Award-winning film, On the Waterfront. David Salzer Broder (September 11, 1929 – March 9, 2011), was an American journalist, writing for The Washington Post for over 40 years. He was also an author, television news show pundit, and university lecturer. For more than half a century, Broder reported on every presidential campaign, beginning with the 1956 Eisenhower–Stevenson race.
New York: The New Press, 1995. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 24 cm. xxvi, 468,  pages. Footnotes. References. Inscribed by the author on half-title page. Louis "Studs" Terkel (May 16, 1912 – October 31, 2008) was an American author, historian, actor, and broadcaster. He received the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 1985 for The Good War and is best remembered for his oral histories of common Americans, and for hosting a long-running radio show in Chicago. Terkel was acclaimed for his efforts to preserve American oral history. For Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression, Terkel assembled recollections of the Great Depression that spanned the socioeconomic spectrum, from Okies, through prison inmates, to the wealthy. In 1997, Terkel was elected a member of The American Academy of Arts and Letters. Two years later, he received the George Polk Career Award in 1999.
New York: Pantheon Books, 2006. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xi, , 479,  pages. List of Illustrations. Illustrations. Glossary. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Jonathan B. Tucker (August 2, 1954 – July 31, 2011) was a United States chemical and biological weapons expert. After finishing his studies Tucker worked as an arms control specialist for the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, and the U.S. State Department. He was an editor at High Technology and Scientific American magazines and wrote about military technologies, biotechnology, and biomedical research. Tucker was a UN weapons biological inspector in Iraq in February 1995. From 1996, he served as founding director of the Chemical and Biological Weapons Nonproliferation Program at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies of the Monterey Institute of International Studies. He was a professional staff member for the bipartisan Commission on the Prevention of WMD proliferation and terrorism.
New York: Thomas Dunne Books [an imprint of St. Martin's Press, 2007. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xxi, , 293,  pages. Illustrations. Index. Inscribed by Charlie Rangel on the fep. Charles Bernard Rangel (born June 11, 1930) is an American politician who was a U.S. Representative for districts in New York from 1971 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the second-longest serving incumbent member of the House of Representatives at the time of his retirement, serving continuously since 1971. As its most senior member, he was also the Dean of New York's congressional delegation. Rangel was the first African-American Chair of the influential House Ways and Means Committee. He is also a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus. In November 2010, the Ethics Committee found Rangel guilty of 11 counts of violating House ethics rules, and on December 2, 2010, the full House approved a sanction of censure against him. During the 2012 and 2014 elections Rangel faced primary challenges but prevailed. He did not run for re-election in 2016 and left office in January 2017.
Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers, 2008. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xv, , 334,  pages. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Foreword by Elie Wiesel. David Allen Hamburg (October 1, 1925 – April 21, 2019) was an American psychiatrist. He served as president of the Carnegie Corporation of New York from 1982 to 1997. He also served as the President of the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences and President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He had previously been chair of the department of psychiatry at Stanford. His wife, Beatrix Hamburg, followed a similarly successful career path. Hamburg was born in Evansville, Indiana. He was awarded the Public Welfare Medal of the National Academy of Sciences in 1998, its most prestigious award, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1996. In 2007 he and his wife received the Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Award in Mental Health from the Institute of Medicine for their long careers in medicine and public service.
New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2013. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xxii, , 454 pages. List of Maps. Author's Note. A Note on the Text. Main Characters, Notes. Bibliography. Index. Inscribed on the half-title page by author to Irene Inouye, widow of Senator Daniel Inouye, in honor of her late husband and his service, and the Monuments Men! Robert Morse Edsel[(born December 28, 1956) is an American businessman and author. He has written three non-fiction books - Rescuing Da Vinci (2006), Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History (2007); and Saving Italy (2013) - chronicling the recovery of artwork stolen by Nazi Germany during World War II. Edsel is the co-producer of the Emmy-nominated documentary film, The Rape of Europa (2007). He is also founder and Chairman of the Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art, which received the 2007 National Humanities Medal under President George W. Bush.
n.p. Presumed self-published, 1986. Presumed First U.S. Edition, First printing. Hardcover. vii, , 493,  pages. Illustrations. Maps. Reference page. Table of Contents (at back). DJ has wear and soiling. Inscribed and dated by author on fep. Author attempted to escape from the Soviet Union three times, successful on the third attempt. Also an account of the torture that political prisoners endured in the Soviet psychiatric prisons. Vetohkin made his first attempt to leave when he tried to swim the Black Sea from a small town on the Soviet border to neighboring Turkey. Though he swam all night, he could not overcome the swift current and failed. In 1967, he again tried, this time from a small village near Yalta, about 180 miles from the border. Again, he swam all night, but in the morning, he was discovered and arrested. A yearlong investigation by the KGB followed this arrest. He was sent to Moscow for a "psychiatric" (that is, political) examination, then shipped to the camp in the Ukraine for "re-education." There, he spent "nine years in a small cell. ... They tried to change political opinions with drugs."
Los Angeles: Renaissance Books, 2000. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 286,  pages. Pencil erasure residue on fep. Minor sticker residue on DJ back. Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is the 45th President of the United States. Trump entered the 2016 presidential race as a Republican and defeated sixteen opponents in the primaries. Commentators described his political positions as populist, protectionist, and nationalist. Trump was elected president in a surprise victory over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. He became the oldest and wealthiest person ever to assume the presidency, the first without prior military or government service, and the fifth to have won the election while losing the popular vote. He pursued his America First agenda in foreign policy, withdrawing the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations, the Paris Agreement on climate change, and the Iran nuclear deal. He recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, imposed import tariffs on various goods, triggering a trade war with China, and negotiated with North Korea with the aim of denuclearization.
Oxford, MS: Zediker Publishing, 2010. First Printing [Stated]. Staplebound. 272 pages. Illustrations. Sources. Cover has slight wear and soiling. Includes an Introduction and chapters on Tools, Lower Receiver, Basic Trigger, Upper Receiver, Barrel Installation, Bole & Carrier, A2 Rear Sight, A2 Front Sight, Jewell Trigger, Geissele Trigger, Service Rifle, Service Sights, Carbine Project, NRA Match Rifle, Field Gun, Magazines, Troubleshooting, Spring & Pin Guide. Zediker Publishing is celebrating (quietly) its twentieth year in operation. The founder started it up because he wanted to produce publications that reflected a way of thinking about what and how instruction materials should be. He drifted toward shooting materials for a couple of reasons. One is that he likes to shoot and always have. Second is that, frankly, it's a market he could compete in. He picked up what he saw as great slack in competitive shooting: much of it was being done by other than championship winning shooters (or otherwise practically-credentialled folks).
Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xxixm , 648,  pages. List of Illustrations. Illustrations. Notes. Appendix A-E. Bibliography. Index. Biography. Long inscription to an editor, signed and dated by the author on the half-title page. Lowell E. Baier (born January 6, 1940) - is an American attorney, successful entrepreneur, and an environmental historian and author. He has dedicated his life to natural resources and wildlife conservation. Throughout his career he has been an advisor to many elected officials and educators, including every successive presidential administration since George H. W. Bush, and has been an active and instrumental member of several national conservation groups. Lowell E. Baier's book Inside the Equal Access to Justice Act: Environmental Litigation and the Crippling Battle over America's Lands, Endangered Species, and Critical Habitats won the 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Grand Prize Winner in non-fiction in 70 categories from over 7,000 books submitted, & was the Winner in Science/Nature/Environment.
Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1954. Hardcover. This text is primarily in English. v, , 218,  pages. Footnotes. Appendixes 1-IV. Bibliography. Abbreviations and Technical Terms. Index. Some page discoloration and some cover wear. Some blacked over areas noted on title page and verso. This is possibly an ex-private library. This is Volume I of the Studies in East European History. Gerhard Ludwig Weinberg (born 1 January 1928) is a German-born American diplomatic and military historian noted for his studies in the history of World War II. Weinberg is the William Rand Kenan, Jr. Professor Emeritus of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has been a member of the history faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill since 1974. Previously he served on the faculties of the University of Michigan (1959–1974) and the University of Kentucky (1957–1959). This is a careful examination, in the form of a chronological survey, of the period of the Soviet-German nonaggression pact.
Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2005. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xvii, , 312,  pages. Illustrations. Maps. Appendix 1: The Crew of United States Store Ship Supply. Appendix 2: Members of the Expedition. Notes. Selected Bibliography. Index. Signed by the author on the title page and inscribed and dated by the author on page facing the title page. Andrew C. A. Jampoler spent nearly twenty-five years as an active duty naval aviator including a year on the ground in Vietnam, command of a squadron and a naval air station, and service on several high level staffs. He is the author of six other Naval Institute Press books, beginning with Adak in 2003 and most recently Congo.