Washington DC: United States Army, Center of Military History, 1986. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xix, , 515,  pages. Illustrations. Diagram. Maps. Footnotes. Bibliographic Notes. Glossary. Index. DJ has some wear and soiling. Fep has light crease. John Donald Bergen is now an American Communications and public affairs executive. He was named Outstanding Young American, Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1973. He is a member West Point Society and the American Management Association. Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Army, 1964, advanced through grades to lieutenant colonel. He was a Professor United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, 1971-1974; Strategic planner United States Department Defense, Washington, 1976-1981; and director speechwriting & issue management, 1981-1984. After he left the service he had a highly successful in the private sector.
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New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1997. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xi, , 420 pages. Map. Illustrations. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Aleksandr Fursenko was one of Russia’s leading historians and was a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Timothy Naftali is a Canadian-American historian who is a professor at New York University. He has written four books, two of them with Alexander Fursenko on the Cuban Missile Crisis and Nikita Khrushchev. No other book offers this inside look at the strategies of the Soviet leadership. John F. Kennedy did not live to write his memoirs; Fidel Castro will not reveal what he knows; and the records of the Soviet Union have long been sealed from public view: Of the most frightening episode of the Cold War--the Cuban Missile Crisis--we have had an incomplete picture. When did Castro embrace the Soviet Union? What proposals were put before the Kremlin through Kennedy's back-channel diplomacy? How close did we come to nuclear war? These questions have now been answered for the first time. This important and controversial book draws the missing half of the story from secret Soviet archives revealed exclusively by the authors, including the files of Nikita Khrushchev and his leadership circle. Contained in these remarkable documents are the details of over forty secret meetings between Robert Kennedy and his Soviet contact, records of Castro's first solicitation of Soviet favor, and the plans, suspicions, and strategies of Khrushchev. This unique research opportunity has allowed the authors to tell the complete, fascinating, and terrifying story of the most dangerous days of the last half-century.
Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1965. First Printing [Stated] Thus. Hardcover. ix, , 406 pages. Notes on Chapters 1 to 5. Bibliography. Index. DJ is in a plastic sleeve and has slight wear and soiling. Jacob Robinson was a jurist, diplomat, and historian. Robinson graduated from the law school of the University of Warsaw (1914). In 1922 he was admitted to the bar and was elected to the Lithuanian parliament, holding office as chairman of the Jewish faction. With the foundation of the Congress of Nationalities, he became (1925–31) one of the spokesmen for the Jewish cause at international gatherings. With the emergence of the Nazi threat to European Jewry, he organized a secret committee for the protection of Jewish rights and used his connections for admission of German Jews to Lithuania. In 1941, he established in New York, the Institute of Jewish Affairs. He headed the Institute for seven years, and was a special consultant for Jewish affairs to the U.S. chief of counsel, Robert H. Jackson, in the trial of the major war criminals in Nuremberg, and as consultant to the UN in the establishment of the Human Rights Commission. In 1952, he was in charge of drafting Israel's Reparations Agreement with West Germany. From 1957, he was adviser to the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany. For the Eichmann trial, he was special consultant to the attorney general on problems of the history of the Holocaust and of international law. Robinson was the author of numerous books and articles. These include: The Metamorphosis of the United Nations and And the Crooked Shall be Made Straight (1965), which was a reply to Hannah Arendt's Eichmann in Jerusalem.
New York: Harper & Row, 1979. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xx, 411,  pages. Acknowledgments and Notes. Bibliography. Index. DJ has some wear and soiling. After graduating from Harvard University in 1947, Mr. Harris began working at A. Harris & Company, a family-owned department store founded in 1886 in Dallas by his grandfather Adolph Harris. A. Harris was sold to Federated Department Stores, which owns Macy's. Mr. Harris published a children's book, ''The Night Before Christmas -- in Texas,'' a parody of the Clement Clark Moore poem. He turned to writing full time after the family business was sold. ''The Fine Art of Political Wit,'' which traced the history of political humor since the 18th century, was published in 1964. He followed with two biographies: ''Only to God: The Extraordinary Life of Godfrey Lowell Cabot,'' about the industrialist and philanthropist, which was published in 1967, and ''Upton Sinclair, American Rebel,'' about the writer and social reformer, published in 1975. In 1979, Mr. Harris wrote a history of some of America's most successful Jewish businessmen, ''Merchant Princes: An Intimate History of Jewish Families Who Built Great Department Stores.'' In a review in The New York Times, Christopher Lehmann-Haupt described the book as a freewheeling narrative that used the stories of the Filenes of Boston, the Riches of Atlanta, the Rosenwalds of Chicago and the Marcuses of Dallas, among others, to explore Jewish life, philanthropy and anecdotes. The book, the review said, was ''sturdy enough to hold regional history, gossip, personal reminiscences and a history of the art and science of department-store merchandising.''.
Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1909. Presumed First Edition, First printing Thus. Hardcover. 754,  page, Tables. Appendix. Index. Ink notation inside front cover. Name of previous owner on fep. Some cover wear and soiling. Includes Chapter 1--Navy Department, Chapter II-Rank, Command, and Duty; Chapter III-Honors and Distinctions; Chapter 4-Instructions for Officers in General; Chapter V.--Naval Administration and Discipline; Chapter VI--A Commander-in-Chief; Chapter VII A Flag Officer Not in Chief Command; Chapter VIII--The Staff of a Flag Officer; Chapter IX--The Senior Officer Present; Chapter X-The Captain; Chapter XI--The Executive Officer; Chapter XII--The Navigator and Ordnance Officer; Chapter XIII--Officers of the Deck, and of Gun, Torpedo, and Powder Divisions; Chapter XIV--Junior Officers of the Line; XV--Commissioned Warrant Officers and Warrant Officers; Chapter XVI--Petty Officers and Crew; Chapter XVII--Enlistments, Ratings, Transfers, Discharges, etc.; Chapter XVII--Engineer Officers; XIX--Engineering Instructions; XX--Preservation and Repairs of Ships; XXI-Medical Officers; XXII-Medical Instruction; XXIII-Pay Officers; XXIV-Pay and Allowances; XXV--Supplies on Shore; XXVI Supplies Afloat; XXVII-Surveys and Sales; XXVIII-Money; XXIX-Accounts and Returns; XXX-Chaplains; Chapter XXXI-Naval Constructors; Chapter XXXII-Marines; Chapter XXXIII-Correspondence; Chapter XXXIV--Leave of Absence and Liberty; Chapter XXXV-Quarantine--Pilotage; Chapter XXXVI-Transport Service; Chapter XXXVII--Shore Stations; Chapter XXXVIII-Appointments and Promotions; Chapter XXXIX-Boards; Chapter XL-Courts of Inquiry; Chapter XL I-Summary Courts-Martial; Chapter XLII-General Courts-Martial, Articles for the Government of the Navy. Limitations on Punishments. Appendix-Regulations for Prevention Collisions. Table of Changes. Index.
London, England: Offices of the Royal Historical Society, 1979. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xii, 350,  pages. Includes Preface, Abbreviations, Introduction, Footnotes. Note on Sources and Editing of the Letters, Palmerston's Letters to Laurence and Elizabeth Sulivan, and Index. Laurence Sulivan (1783–1866) was a philanthropist, statesman and Deputy Secretary at War. Laurence Sulivan was also Palmerston's brother-in-law. Unless otherwise stated, all of the letters are addressed to Laurence Sulivan. They usually begin "My dear Sulivan" and end, in the early years, "Adieu My dear Sulivan', often with some such addition as 'pray remember me to Mr. and Mrs. S. & believe me yours affectionately', or, in later years, simply 'Yrs affly Palmerston'. With a few exceptions, these formalities have been omitted, and the styles of dates and places of writing have been standardized. In all other respects the effort has been made to preserve the original. Abbreviations and variations of spelling in particular have been retained. Editorial insertions in the text are italicized and placed within square brackets. These include addresses and dates supplied, from internal or other evidence, by the editor. Palmerston's punctuation, however, defies exact reproduction. Since there appears to be no significance whatever in his famous but random resort to capital letters, these have not usually been retained. When combined with his equally random use of commas, colons, and dashes, they also make it very difficult to discern when the end of a sentence or a paragraph is intended. The punctuation has therefore been adapted, where necessary, to render the text more intelligible.
Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1968. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xi, , 167,  pages. DJ is price clipped and has some wear and soiling. Sticker residue and small black mark on fep. Includes Dedication and Preface. Also includes chapters on Anti-Intellectualism on the Illinois Frontier; Lincoln's Particular Friend; John P. Altgeld: Promoter of Higher Education in Illinois; Urban Immigrant Lawmakers and Progressive Reform in Illinois; John H. Walker: Labor Leader from Illinois; Harold Ickes and Hiram Johnson in the Presidential Primary of 1924; and Unemployment in Illinois During the Great Depression. Also includes Notes and an Index. In this unusual collection of essays, several previously unexplored phases of Illinois history are presented in studies which illustrate the development of the state. Each author's analysis of a particular person, series of events, or a combination of the two, not only reveals some of the modern-era history of Illinois, but also some insights into national history. Donald F. Tingley was a veteran of World War II. He went on to earn his Ph.D. in history at the University of Illinois. Before going to Eastern Illinois University, where he served as Professor of History for thirty-one years, he was employed by the Illinois State Historical Library and a Past President of the Illinois State Historical Society. Don was the author and/or editor of a number of scholarly publications. His edited works include: ''Essays in Illinois History in Honor of Glenn Huron Seymour'' and ''The Emerging University: A History of Eastern Illinois University, 1949-1974''. Seymour was a long-time faculty member at Eastern Illinois University.
New York, N.Y. Vantage Press, Inc., 2012. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Trade paperback with folding flaps. xii, , 333,  pages. Illustrations. This memoir of Raymond Plank's methodical leadership in building Apache Corporation to a $500 billion global oil and gas company tells a more subtle and widely relevant story. His parents instilled essential values that have served as his lifelong compass. Invited to join his father's business, he chose instead to pursue an independent path. Apache sprang from Plank's successful accounting ad tax practice in the Twin Cities. When the 32 year old Plank uncovered fraud in an oil and gas investment, the investors so admired his integrity and diligence that they asked him not only to clean up the program but to expand it. With this mandate, in 1954 Apache was born. It grew by carefully studying opportunities in tax and corporate structuring as well as in geology. This book chronicles the innovations Plank brought into the growth of Apache Corporation and his fostering of lifelong learning. It demonstrates that Plank has made a very meaningful difference in the lives of others. Apache's success allowed Plank to found significant new philanthropies, including Fund for Teachers, which has awarded summer sabbaticals to more than 5,000 pre K-12 teachers who wanted a chance to enhance their skills, stimulate their minds, and bring excitement back into the classroom; Springboard, a landmark program that built 203 one-room schools to provide educational opportunities to under-served Egyptian girls; and Ucross Foundation, which has provided artist residences leading to five Pulitzer Prizes, three MacArthur "genius" grants, several Tony Awards, and many other honors.
Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc., 1989. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xxviii, , 236,  pages. Illustrations. Stats. Signed and dated on the fep by Magic Johnson. Foreword by Jerry West. Introduction by Roy S. Johnson. The basketball superstar reveals his thoughts while executing some of the most intricate and complicated plays in basketball and provides witty anecdotes about his family, coaches, teammates, and rivals. Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. (born August 14, 1959) is an American former professional basketball player and former president of basketball operations of the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Often regarded as the best point guard of all time, Johnson is generally considered to be one of the greatest players in NBA history and in 1996 Johnson was honored as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. He played for the Lakers for 13 seasons. After winning championships in high school and college, Johnson was selected first overall in the 1979 NBA draft by the Lakers. He won a championship and an NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award in his rookie season, and won four more championships with the Lakers during the 1980s. Johnson retired abruptly in 1991 after announcing that he had HIV, but returned to play in the 1992 All-Star Game, winning the All-Star MVP Award. After protests from players, he retired again for four years, but returned in 1996, at age 36, to play 32 games for the Lakers before retiring for the third and final time. Johnson became a two-time inductee into the Basketball Hall of Fame—being enshrined in 2002 for his individual career, and again in 2010 as a member of the "Dream Team"
Parsons, West Virginia: McClain Printing Company, 1984. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. v, , 270 pages. Illustrations. DJ has some wear, soiling, tears and chips. Inscribed by the author on the title page. Inscription reads: To Shirley and Roger Sorenson, with kind personal regards and sincere good wishes. Ralph W. Phillips. Contains Foreword, as well as chapters on Allegheny Roots, A Farm on Backbone Mountain; Montrose and the Leading Creek Farm; A Rocky Farm Near Parsons; The Berea College Years; The University of Missouri Years; The Massachusetts Years; The Beltsville Years; A Sojourn in Utah; China and India, 1943-1944; The Journal of Animal Science; The International Years; Washington, D.C.; July 1957 to December 1977; Geneva: February 1962 to March 1963; Rome Italy; January 1978 to December 1981; Some Reflections on Travel; Introspective Thoughts; And Tell of Time; Literature Cited and Other Publications; and Index of Names. The author indulges in some introspective thoughts about his career, and tenders a bit of advice to new generations who may wish to enter the international arena. The author served for four years as Deputy Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). His career in animal science, international development and international agricultural affairs led him to most parts of the world. During his career he served for more than a decade with the FAO and more than twenty year with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He served as the Founding Editor of the Journal of Animal Science.
New York, N.Y. W. W. Norton & Company, 1986. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 382,  pages. Includes 33 black and white illustrations, as well as 4 black and white maps of West Africa, The Cameroons, Southern Africa, and East Africa. Also includes Foreword, as well as chapters on the War in Togoland; The Cameroons: A Bad Beginning; The Capture of Douala; The C.E.F. Moves Inland; All but Mora; A Campaign Aborted by a Revolution; The Conquest of German South-West Africa; The Victorious South Africans; War Comes to German East Africa; War comes to British East Africa; The Saga of the Konigsberg; The Severn and the Mersey; Longido and Tanga; Tanga's Aftermath; 1915: The Lull Before the Storm; 1915: Alarums and Excursions; The True African Queens; The Battles for Lake Tanganyika; Smuts Takes Command; On the Road to Morogoro; The Capture of Tabora; The True Enemy; The Pursuit of Lettow-Vorbeck; New Leaders and a New Phase; War Comes to Portuguese East Africa; The End of the Schutztruppe. The book also contains an Epilogue, a Select Bibliography, and an index.
New York, N.Y. Hawthorn Books, Inc., 1965. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. 312,  pages. DJ has some wear, soiling, tears and chips. Illustrations. Minor tape and sticker soiling on the fep and rep. Inscribed on the front free end paper by the author. Inscription reads: To my good friend, Ann Jaskonish, with the very best wishes of the author, Joseph Franklin Montague, M.D. Topics covered include The Moment of Truth; Part 1: The Hospital; Part II, The Man; and Part III: The Impact. Also includes For Those Interested in Further Reading; Note from the President of Gabon; and an Appendix and an Index. Also includes 40 black and white illustrations of Doctor Schweitzer and his patients. This book was written to show--without hero-worship and without sensationalism--Albert Schweitzer's aims and achievements (and his failures) in Africa. Doctor Joseph Franklin wrote this book to show--without hero-worship and without sensationalism--Dr. Schweitzer's actual aims and achievements (and his failures) in Africa.
St. Paul, MN: Zenith Press, 2007. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 336 pages. List of Maps. Illustrations. Appendices: The Crew. USS Dale World War II Battle Stars, Chronology: November 1941 to October 1945, and Task Force Assignments. Notes. Glossary of U.S. Navy Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Slang. Bibliography. Index. This book had gotten wet and there is mildew residue on DJ (outside and inside), covers, and some pages. Some page rippling. A completely readable copy, but far from a showpiece. Olson's Tales from a Tin Can: The U.S.S. Dale from Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay, is an homage to his father, Robert "Pat" Olson, who served on the U.S.S. Dale for three years following the attack on Pearl Harbor. In researching the project, Olson intertwined material gleaned from a series of oral histories produced by crew members with information from the ship's log and other data he considered likely to give readers an accurate historical perspective. A reviewer for Publishers Weekly called Olson's effort "an impressive accomplishment, bringing vividly to life the actions of a single warship that fought across half the world." Booklist contributor Roland Green considered the book "a sound addition to World War II naval literature." When asked what first got him interested in writing, Olson told CA: "The desire to entertain and inform, which I saw, at a very early age, as a way of earning one's way in the world." Olson cited authors Ernest Hemingway and Robert A. Heinlein, NBC, and "all things ancient China," as influences on his work. He described his writing process as "The War of the Worlds: three a.m. to seven a.m."
New York: Berkley Books, 2004. Second printing [stated]. Mass market paperback. , 300,  pages. Double front cover. Slightly cocked. Small tear at bottom of back cover. Robert Brown Parker (September 17, 1932 – January 18, 2010) was an American writer of fiction, primarily of the mystery/detective genre. His most famous works were the 40 novels written about the fictional private detective Spenser. ABC television network developed the television series Spenser: For Hire based on the character in the mid-1980s; a series of TV movies based on the character was also produced. His works incorporate encyclopedic knowledge of the Boston metropolitan area. The Spenser novels have been cited by critics and bestselling authors such as Robert Crais, Harlan Coben, and Dennis Lehane as not only influencing their own work but reviving and changing the detective genre. Parker wrote his first novel in 1971 while teaching at Northeastern University. He became a full professor in 1976, and turned to full-time writing in 1979 with five Spenser novels to his credit. Parker also wrote two other series based on an individual character: He wrote nine novels based on the fictional character Jesse Stone, a Los Angeles police officer who moves to a small New England town, and six novels based on the fictional character Sunny Randall, a female private investigator. Parker wrote four Westerns starring the duo Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch. In 2002 he received the Grand Master Award Edgar for his collective oeuvre. In 2008 he was awarded the Gumshoe Lifetime Achievement Award.
New York: Basic Books, 1992. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xx, 328,  pages. Illustrations. Appendix: KKR's Buyouts. Notes. Index. Offers a behind the scenes look at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., the leveraged buyout firm responsible for many of the biggest corporate takeovers of the 1980s, and examines the economic consequences of those takeovers. George Anders (born 1957) is an American business journalist and the author of five books, including the New York Times bestseller, Perfect Enough. He has worked as an editor or staff writer at The Wall Street Journal, LinkedIn, Fast Company magazine and Bloomberg View. Anders's articles and essays have appeared in publications including The New York Times, BusinessWeek, The Atlantic, The Guardian, and the Harvard Business Review. Anders is a 1978 graduate of Stanford University. Anders has been writing for national publications since the 1980s. He started his writing career working for The Wall Street Journal and eventually became a top feature writer, specializing in in-depth profiles. A 1996 profile of electronics salesman Jeff Bloom, and his battle to regain his health after being diagnosed with AIDS, became part of a package of Journal articles awarded the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. After his first stint with The Wall Street Journal, Anders served as West Coast bureau chief for Fast Company from 2000 to 2003. Anders rejoined the Journal in 2003 and left in 2008. He later became a founding member of the Bloomberg View board of editors and began working for Forbes as a contributing writer in 2012. He shared in a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 1997.
Minneapolis, MN: Zenith Press, 2015. Second printing [stated]. Hardcover. 256 pages. Illustrated endpapers Illustrations (many in color). Appendix I: US Navy Ship Force Levels, 1939-1945. Appendix II Preserved World War II Ships. Bibliography and Suggested Reading. Index. DJ has wear, tears and soiling. Nicholas A. Veronico is public affairs officer for the Astronomical Society of the Pacific and its SOFIA program (NASA's airborne observatory). Author Nicholas A. Veronico comes from a family of pilots, both his mother and father held private tickets, and his brother is a commercial pilot who flies for a major airline. Veronico got his start in aviation journalism as a freelance journalist in 1984, then joined Pacific Flyer Aviation Newspapers. He then went on to serve as editor of In Flight USA, contributed extensively to FlyPast magazine, and in 1994 joined Airliners: The World's Airline Magazine. On a freelance basis, he has contributed to Air Classics, EAA Warbirds, Warbirds Worldwide, Airliner World, Classic Wings, and many others. His career path lead to the high-tech industry where he worked for an embedded systems-on-a-chip magazine, Silicon Strategies. Subsequently, he served as editor of "Gridpoints, the quarterly publication of the NASA Advanced Supercomputing Division," which covered NASA's scientific achievements in computational physics using high performance computers. He now works as a science and technology journalist. Veronico has collaborated with a number of today's best historians and authors and has written more than 30 books on a wide range of aviation and military topics, and local history subjects.
Minneapolis, MN: Zenith Press, 2013. Third printing [stated]. Hardcover. 256 pages. Illustrations (many in color). Bibliography and Suggested Reading. Internet Resources. Index. DJ has minor wear and soiling. Nicholas A. Veronico is public affairs officer for the Astronomical Society of the Pacific and its SOFIA program (NASA's airborne observatory). Author Nicholas A. Veronico comes from a family of pilots, both his mother and father held private tickets, and his brother is a commercial pilot who flies for a major airline. Veronico got his start in aviation journalism as a freelance journalist in 1984, then joined Pacific Flyer Aviation Newspapers. He then went on to serve as editor of In Flight USA, contributed extensively to FlyPast magazine, and in 1994 joined Airliners: The World's Airline Magazine. On a freelance basis, he has contributed to Air Classics, EAA Warbirds, Warbirds Worldwide, Airliner World, Classic Wings, and many others. His career path lead to the high-tech industry where he worked for an embedded systems-on-a-chip magazine, Silicon Strategies. Subsequently, he served as editor of "Gridpoints, the quarterly publication of the NASA Advanced Supercomputing Division," which covered NASA's scientific achievements in computational physics using high performance computers. He now works as a science and technology journalist in the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to working in the magazine field, Veronico has collaborated with a number of today's best historians and authors and has written more than 30 books on a wide range of aviation and military topics, and local history subjects.
Minneapolis, MN: Zenith Press, 2014. Second printing [stated]. Hardcover. 256 pages. Illustrations (some in color). Bibliography and Suggested Reading. Index. DJ has minor wear and soiling. Nicholas A. Veronico is public affairs officer for the Astronomical Society of the Pacific and its SOFIA program (NASA's airborne observatory). Author Nicholas A. Veronico comes from a family of pilots, both his mother and father held private tickets, and his brother is a commercial pilot who flies for a major airline. Veronico got his start in aviation journalism as a freelance journalist in 1984, then joined Pacific Flyer Aviation Newspapers. He then went on to serve as editor of In Flight USA, contributed extensively to FlyPast magazine, and in 1994 joined Airliners: The World's Airline Magazine. On a freelance basis, he has contributed to Air Classics, EAA Warbirds, Warbirds Worldwide, Airliner World, Classic Wings, and many others. His career path lead to the high-tech industry where he worked for an embedded systems-on-a-chip magazine, Silicon Strategies. Subsequently, he served as editor of "Gridpoints, the quarterly publication of the NASA Advanced Supercomputing Division," which covered NASA's scientific achievements in computational physics using high performance computers. He now works as a science and technology journalist in the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to working in the magazine field, Veronico has collaborated with a number of today's best historians and authors and has written more than 30 books on a wide range of aviation and military topics, and local history subjects.
Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1981. Second printing [stated] with corrections. Hardcover. vii, , 291,  pages. DJ has wear, tears, soiling and chips. Illustrated Endpapers. Illustrations. Includes chapters Introduction, The North Carolina Class, The South Dakota Class, The Iowa Class, the Montana Class, the Alaska Class, and Conclusion. Appendixes: A. The TOSA Experiments; B. Representative Battleship Arrangement; C. Battleship and Battlecruiser Guns; D. Preliminary Designs of North Carolina; and Iowa-Class Conversion and Modernization Design Projects--1956-1981. Bibliography. Index. Profusely illustrated, definitive technical history of all US battleships since 1930. Robert O. Dulin, Jr. graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1961, where he received the U. S. Naval Institute Westcott Prize for the best term paper on an historical subject. The paper, entitled "The Yamato Class--A Design Study," which might be said to be the genesis of Battleships, has been integrated into this book in a revised form. William H. Garzke is a 1960 UM NAME graduate who was cited by SNAME as one of the 100 notable naval architects of the twentieth century in 1993. He has written five definitive works on battleships from WWII as well as Titanic Ship, Titanic Disasters, a forensic analysis of what really caused the demise of the Titanic, Britannic and Lusitania.
New York: Orion Books, 1989. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. Format is approximately 8.75 inches by 12 inches. 188 pages. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrations. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Traces the development of stealth technology, explains its design principles, and discusses radar-absorbing materials, control of heat and sound emissions, and the use of electronic warfare systems. Doug Richardson is a freelance defence journalist and book author since 1980. He has contributed to several UK, US and international magazines.
New York: Dorset Press, 1991. Second printing [stated]. Hardcover. Format is approximately 9.25 inches by 12.25 inches. 159,  pages. Illustrations (some in color). Index. DJ has some wear and soiling. Bill Yenne is the author of more than three dozen non-fiction books, as well as ten novels. His work has been selected for Chief of Staff of the Air Force Reading List. He is the recipient of the Air Force Association’s Gill Robb Wilson Award for the “most outstanding contribution in the field of arts and letters [as an] author whose works have shaped how thousands of Americans understand and appreciate airpower.” Mr. Yenne has contributed to encyclopedias of both world wars, and his work has been translated into five languages. He has appeared in documentaries airing on the History Channel, the National Geographic Channel, C-SPAN and ARD German Television. Mr. Yenne has written histories of America’s great aircraft makers, including Convair, Lockheed, and McDonnell Douglas, and has been praised for his recently-updated The Story of the Boeing Company. He is a graduate of the University of Montana and the Stanford University Professional Publishing Course, and is the founder of American Graphic Systems, whose AGS BookWorks division is the producer of nearly 200 large-format, illustrated books. Before turning to a career as an author, Mr. Yenne was a nationally recognized artist and illustrator.
Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1982. Presumed First U. S. Edition, First printing. Hardcover. x, , 489,  pages. Illustrations. Key to Line Drawings. Notes to Tables. Notes on Sources. Index. This fully illustrated series offers detailed descriptions of the evolution of all classes of the principle U.S. combatant types, as well as plans, profiles, and numerous detailed photographs. Norman Friedman, Ph.D., is an American author and naval analyst. He has written over 30 books on naval matters, and appeared on television programs on PBS and the Discovery Networks. Friedman holds a doctorate in theoretical physics, completing his dissertation “Additional Scattering of Bloch Electrons by Simultaneous Imputity and Lattice Interaction” in 1974 Columbia University. From 1973 to 1984, he was at the Hudson Institute, becoming Deputy Director for National Security Affairs. He worked for the United States Navy as in-house consultant. From 2002 to 2004, he served as a futurologist for the United States Marine Corps. A.D. Baker III is a highly regarded naval authority known for his work as an illustrator and writer. His line drawings appear in several books. He is the editor of The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World and a contributing editor to the journals Warship International and Proceedings.
New York: G. P. Putnam's, 1978. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. 192 pages. Illustrations (some in color) . Glossary. Bibliography. Index. DJ has wear, tears, chips and some soiling. Colonel John Weeks began his long and distinguished military career with the Staffordshire Regiment before serving in the Parachute Regiment. A well respected author of military books and an instructor at the Royal Military College of Science, he was engaged for many years on the assessment of weapons and weapons systems.
Connoisseur, 1983. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Hardcover. Three Volume boxed Set. Each volume 192 pages. Illustrated. Index, Slipcase has some minor wear and soiling but the three volumes are in wonderful condition. The three volumes in this gift set contain a wealth of technical detail, informative text and literally hundreds of photographs and drawings. Richard Humble read Military History at Oriel College, Oxford. Now retired after 17 years as an academic, he is a published author of 44 books on history. Submarines is a sobering yet compelling account of the evolution of the modern fighting submarine, from its debut in 1914 to the 1980s and what could yet turn out to be the eve of World War III. Battleships and Battlecruisers tells the story of the armour-plated giants in which sea power was measured in the 'big-gun' era, before the rise to dominance of the aircraft-carrier in the Second World War. In Aircraft Carriers, the author presents a compelling study that traces the full story of the aircraft carrier, beginning with the floatplane and deck-landing pioneers of the First World War. He examines the conversion of battleships to carriers in the 1920s and the evolution of the carrier task force as a far more powerful successor to the traditional battle fleet--as shatteringly demonstrated at Taranto in November 1940 and at Pearl Harbor in 1941.
Washington DC: Naval Historical Foundation/Beaux Arts Editions, 2012. Third Printing [stated]. Hardcover/Padded Cover. Suggested Reading. Authors and Editors. Index. Padded white leather cover with 3-dimensional seal on front; 9.5 inches by 13 inches. 352 pages. Index. Glossy paper; color and monochrome illustrations. This edition was published for Barnes & Noble, Inc. by Rizzoli International Publications, Inc. A poignant and breathtaking tribute to the noble tradition of the United States Navy. The Naval Historical Foundation proudly presents this handsome edition chronicling the remarkable history of the Navy. Features over 350 pages of full-color classic, rare, and unseen photographs alongside insightful text. Also includes: - Detailed battle accounts; - Profiles of heroic naval officers; - Sections highlighting mighty submarines, gunnery, and more! A triumphant work of art. Among the authors are: Alfred Thayer Mahan, William Fowler, Bruce Linder, Craig Symonds, Paul Stillwell, Gorge Galdorisi, Rosario Rausa, Charles Horne, III, George Worthington, William Mack, and Henry McKenney. Among the topics covered are: The Civil War, Cold War, Carrier Aviation, Submarines, Amphibious Assault, Ocean Surveillance, Maritime Patrol, Mine Warfare, Naval Customs, Naval Traditions, Naval Museums, and Naval Memorials.