New York: American Heritage Press, 1971. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 127,  pages. Illustrations (some in color). Maps. Chronology of Events. Index of main people, places, and events. Author's suggestions for further reading. This is one of the Library of the 20th Century. Louis Allen fought in Burma from 1941-45 and has a thorough understanding of Japanese language and culture. He writes from his own experiences and draws upon exhaustive research from Japanese, British and US official histories, apologias, reminiscences, generals' biographies, diaries and newspaper reports. While serving with the 17th Division in Burma in 1945, Levy recognized that a Japanese document captured by a forward patrol was a vital operation order outlining the plans for a massive Japanese break-out across the Sittang River. This was a crucial intelligence coup, and Levy was mentioned in despatches. After the Japanese surrender he was employed on liaison work, persuading Japanese soldiers in the jungle that hostilities had ended, and as a language officer for four months at Payagyi camp for Japanese surrendered personnel, north of Pegu in southern Burma, where he was involved in interviewing Japanese staff officers on the development of Japanese strategic planning. He kept in touch with some of the Japanese soldiers he encountered until the end of his life, and his war-time experiences set in train his life-long efforts for reconciliation and mutual understanding between British and Japanese. He returned to academic life, and a career as lecturer (later Reader) in French at the University of Durham, but became best known as a historian of Japan and World War II.
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New York, London: American Heritage Press, Macdonald, 1972. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 151,  pages. Illustrations (some in color). Chronology of Events. Index of main people, places, and events. Author's suggestions for further reading. This is one of the Library of the 20th Century. John Patrick Tuer Bury was very much a Cambridge man. Nephew of a Regius Professor of Modern History, and the son of a Cambridge LittD, he himself held a Fellowship at Corpus Christi College for over fifty-four years (1933-87), and, following appointment as Lecturer in History in 1937, remained a loyal and hard-working member of the History Faculty until his retirement in 1975. This service, both to college and university, was interrupted only by spells with the Ministry of Supply and with the Foreign Office during World War II. A leading authority on the French Third Republic, he published, over nearly fifty years, three classic studies of Le on Gambetta, which in conjunction with his other studies of French history, and of Anglo-French relations, earned him the respect and affection of historians in both countries. Bury was also heavily involved in the compilation of that massive cooperative post-war labor, the Documents on British Foreign Policy, 1919-39. He edited volume ten of the New Cambridge Modern History (1960).
Moscow: Perspektiva, 1992. Presumed First Edition, First printing one of only 10,000. Hardcover. 203,  pages. Text is in Russian. Illustrated endpapers. DJ has wear, soiling, chipped and several large tears. Part 1 addresses Nicholas II and family, Nicholas' Diary 1894 and Nicholas' Letters 1891-1917. Part 2 addressed Emperor's family and Letters of the members of Imperial House. Includes attachments and Index of names. Laid in is a packet of a dozen postcard size black and white photographs, Ikh ubiliv dome Ipat'eve (They were killed in Ipat'en's House). Also laid in a photograph of the Grand Duchess Elizabeth (approximately 6.25 inches by 9.25 inches, with small photographic image) and one believed to be the Tsar's son in uniform (approximately 6.5 inches by 8.75 inches with no 'white space'.
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1973. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. 448 pages. Illustrations. Bibliography. Index. DJ has some wear, soiling and tears. Jacob Bronowski (18 January 1908 – 22 August 1974) was a Polish-British mathematician and philosopher. He was known to friends and professional colleagues alike by the nickname Bruno. He is best known for developing a humanistic approach to science, and as the presenter and writer of the thirteen-part 1973 BBC television documentary series, and accompanying book, The Ascent of Man, which led to his regard as "one of the world's most celebrated intellectuals". Bronowski's family moved from Congress Poland to Germany and then to England while he was a child. He won a scholarship to study mathematics at the University of Cambridge. His interests have been described as ranging "widely, from biology to poetry and from chess to Humanism". He taught mathematics at the University College Hull between 1934 and 1942. During World War II he led the field of operations research and worked to increase the effectiveness of Allied bombing. After the war he headed the projects division of UNESCO. Bronowski wrote poetry and had a deep affinity with William Blake. From 1950 to 1963 he worked for the National Coal Board in the UK. From 1963 he was a resident fellow of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in San Diego, until his death in 1974 in East Hampton, New York, just a year after the airing of his Ascent of Man.
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1990. First Owl Book Edition [stated]. First printing [stated]. Trade paperback. viii, , 481,  pages. Illustrations. A Jefferson Chronology. Notes. Index. Cover has slight wear and soiling. John [Jack} McLaughlin is an Emeritus Professor of English at Clemson University, where he was head of the Humanities Division. He is the author of Jefferson and Monticello, about the life of Thomas Jefferson as seen through the prism of his fifty-year love affair with Monticello, which was nominated for a National Book Award in 1988. McLaughlin also wrote To His Excellency Thomas Jefferson, Letters to a President, and has contributed to such scholarly journals as Shakespeare Quarterly and Modern Drama.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1964. Third Printing. Trade paperback. , 480,  pages. Introduction to each decade by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Preface by Gilbert A. Harrison. Name in ink inside the front cover. Cover has some wear and soiling. Among the contributors are: Francis Biddle, Bruce Bliven, Van Wyck Brooks, Heywood Broun, Marquis Childs, Alistair Cooke, R. H.S. Crossman, John Dos Passos, Max Eastman, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Felix Frankfurter, Robert Graves, Louis Halle, Irving Howe, Langston Hughes, Harold Ickes, Maynard Keynes, Walter Lippmann, Mary McCarthy, H. L. Mencken, Henry Miller, Malcolm Muggeridge, Lewis Mumford, John O'Hara, Margaret Sanger, George Bernard Shaw, Vincent Sheean, C. O. Snow, John Steinbeck, Adlai Stevenson, Lionel Trilling, Leon Trotsky, John Updike, Henry Wallace, Rebecca West, Edmund Wilson, and Thomas Wolfe.
New York: Twelve, 2019. First Hardcover Edition [stated]. First printing [stated]. Hardcover. , 433,  pages. Map. Illustrations (color). Notes. Bibliography. Index. Angela E. Stent is a foreign policy expert specializing in US and European relations with Russia and Russian foreign policy. She is Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University and director of its Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies. Stent joined the Government Department at Georgetown University in 1979. In 2001, she received a joint appointment as Professor of Government and Foreign Service and became Director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies. From 1999 to 2001, she served in the Office of Policy Planning in both the Clinton and Bush Administrations, where she was responsible for Russia and Eastern Europe. From 2004 to 2006, she was the National Intelligence Officer for Russia and Eurasia at the National Intelligence Council. From 2008 to 2012, she was a member of Supreme Allied Commander in Europe advisory panel. Her first book was From Embargo to Ostpolitik: the Political Economy of West German-Soviet Relations. Russia and Germany Reborn: Unification, the Soviet Collapse, and the New Europe was her second book. In it, she analyzed the tumultuous events that led to the collapse of the Soviet Union, the emergence of modern Russia, and the reunification of West and East Germany. When Stent asked Gorbachev what world leader he most admired, his answer was "Ronald Reagan was the greatest western statesman with whom I dealt. He was an intelligent and astute politician who had vision and imagination.
New York: Crown Publishers, 2012. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. x, 354,  pages. Notes. Index. Signed by the author on the title page. Jonathan Kozol (born September 5, 1936) is an American writer, progressive activist, and educator, best known for his books on public education in the United States. Jonathan graduated from Harvard University summa cum laude in 1958 with an A.B. in English literature. He decided to go to Paris to learn to write fiction and nonfiction from experienced authors such as William Styron, Richard Wright, and others who were living in Paris at the time. It was upon his return that he became a teacher in the Boston Public Schools. He became deeply involved in the civil rights movement. He was offered a position to teach at Newton Public Schools, the school district he attended as a child, and taught there for several years before becoming more deeply involved in social justice work and dedicating more time to writing. Kozol has since held two Guggenheim Fellowships, has twice been a fellow of the Rockefeller Foundation, and has also received fellowships from the Field and Ford Foundations. Kozol also has worked in the field of social psychology. He has been working with children in inner-city schools for more than forty years. Kozol's contributions include the interpretation of scientific research into the roots of compassion, altruism, and peaceful human relationships.
New York: Random House, 2004. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xxvi, 529,  pages. Foreword by Strobe Talbott. Maps, Author's Note. Notes. Selected Bibliography. Index. Kenneth Michael Pollack (born 1966) is an American former CIA intelligence analyst and expert on Middle East politics and military affairs. He has written several articles and books on international relations. He was a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, "where he works on Middle Eastern political-military affairs, focusing in particular on Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and the Gulf countries." From 1988 until 1995, he was an analyst on Iraqi and Iranian military issues for the Central Intelligence Agency. He spent a year as Director for Near East and South Asian Affairs with the National Security Council. In 1999, he rejoined the NSC as the Director for Persian Gulf Affairs. He also served two stints as a professor with the National Defense University. He worked for the Brookings Institution as the director of research at its Saban Center for Middle East Policy. He previously worked for the Council of Foreign Relations as their director of national security studies. His Arabs at War, examined the foreign policy of six Arab nations between World War II and the Persian Gulf War. In contrast to his views on Iraq, in The Persian Puzzle he argued that though the threat of force is necessary in dealing with Iran, diplomacy rather than regime change by force is the best way of dealing with Iran because Iran's policy-makers are divided between pragmatists who are motivated by a desire to improve the economy and hardliners who fear U.S. attack and so seek a nuclear deterrent.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1976. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 476 pages. Illustrations. Footnotes. Chronology. Index. DJ has some wear and soiling, and back flap creased. Corners of two pages creased. Robert Upshur Woodward (born March 26, 1943) is an American investigative journalist. He started working for The Washington Post as a reporter in 1971 and now holds the title of associate editor. While a young reporter for The Washington Post in 1972, Woodward teamed up with Carl Bernstein, and the two did much of the original news reporting on the Watergate scandal. These scandals led to numerous government investigations and the eventual resignation of President Richard Nixon. The work of Woodward and Bernstein was called "maybe the single greatest reporting effort of all time" by longtime journalism figure Gene Roberts. Woodward continued to work for The Washington Post after his reporting on Watergate. He has written 21 books on American politics and current affairs, 13 of which have topped best-seller lists. Carl Milton Bernstein (born February 14, 1944) is an American investigative journalist and author. Bernstein and Bob Woodward, did much of the original news reporting on the Watergate scandal. These scandals led to the eventual resignation of President Richard Nixon. Bernstein's career has continued to focus on the theme of the use and abuse of power. He is the author or co-author of seven books: All the President's Men, The Final Days, and The Secret Man, with Bob Woodward; His Holiness: John Paul II, with Marco Politi; Loyalties; A Woman in Charge; and Chasing History, a memoir of his early years in journalism.
New York: Penguin Press, 2017. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xiii, , 272 pages. Notes. Index. Minor DJ wear. Joshua Green (born 1972) is an American journalist who writes primarily on United States politics. He is currently the senior national correspondent at Bloomberg Businessweek. He is a weekly columnist for The Boston Globe and his work has also appeared in The Atlantic. Green began his journalism career in 1995 as an editor at the satirical weekly The Onion. From 2000 to 2001, he was a staff writer at The American Prospect. He then joined The Washington Monthly, where he worked as an editor from 2001 to 2003. Green has also contributed articles to Slate and The New Yorker. Green was with The Atlantic from September 2003 to July 2011. Among his more notable writings for The Atlantic are a November 2006 cover story on Hillary Clinton and a November 2004 story on George W. Bush presidential adviser Karl Rove. In 2007, Politico reported that a negative story written by Green on the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign for GQ magazine was killed after her camp threatened to cut off access to the New York Senator's husband, President Bill Clinton, who was slated to appear on the magazine's December 2007 cover. In September 2008, after Clinton had ended her candidacy, Green wrote an article in The Atlantic detailing the in-fighting within the Clinton campaign. The article was supplemented by memos he had obtained from current and former Clinton staffers and outside consultants to her presidential campaign. Green's book, Devil's Bargain, deals with the successful political partnership between Donald Trump and Steve Bannon.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995. First Printing. Hardcover. 25 cm, 514 pages. Illustrations. Index. Benjamin Crowninshield "Ben" Bradlee (August 26, 1921 – October 21, 2014) was executive editor of The Washington Post from 1968 to 1991. He became a national figure during the presidency of Richard Nixon, when he challenged the federal government over the right to publish the Pentagon Papers and oversaw the publication of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein's stories documenting the Watergate scandal. At his death he held the title of vice president at-large of the Post. He was also an advocate for education and the study of history, including working for years as an active trustee on the boards of several major educational, historical, and archeological research institutions. As a reporter in the 1950s, Bradlee became close friends with then-senator John F. Kennedy, who had graduated from Harvard two years before Bradlee, and lived nearby. In 1960 Bradlee toured with both Kennedy and Richard Nixon in their presidential campaigns. He later wrote a book, Conversations With Kennedy, recounting their relationship during those years. Bradlee was, at this point, Washington Bureau chief for Newsweek, a position from which he helped negotiate the sale of the magazine to The Washington Post holding company. Bradlee maintained that position until being promoted to managing editor at the Post in 1965. He became executive editor in 1968. Bradlee married fellow journalist Sally Quinn on October 20, 1978. Bradlee retired as the executive editor of The Washington Post in September 1991.
Boston: Little, Brown and Company [An Atlantic Monthly Press Book], 1972. Book Club Edition, also Third Printing [stated]. Hardcover. xiv, 491,  pages. Endpaper maps. Occasional footnotes. Note on the Title. Maps. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Some endpaper soiling. Edges soiled. DJ has some wear, tears, and soiling. Frances FitzGerald (born October 21, 1940) is an American journalist and historian, who is primarily known for Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam (1972), an account of the Vietnam War. It was a bestseller that won the Pulitzer Prize, Bancroft Prize, and National Book Award. Her book Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam was serialized in five parts in The New Yorker in its newly-created "Annals of War" series starting in July 1972 earning her a Special Front Page Award. Fire in the Lake was met with great acclaim when it was published in August 1972. The book cautioned that the United States did not understand the history and culture of Vietnam and it warned about American involvement there. FitzGerald has continued to write about history and culture: her published books include America Revised, a highly critical review of history textbooks published in the United States; Cities on a Hill, an analysis of United States urban history compared to ideals; and Way Out There in the Blue: Reagan, Star Wars and the End of the Cold War, a Pulitzer Prize finalist.
New York: Dutton, 2020. Second printing [stated]. Hardcover. xxvi, , 340 pages. Footnotes. Illustrations (color). Index. Jonathan D. Karl (born January 19, 1968) is an American political journalist and author. Karl has covered every major assignment in Washington, D.C., including the White House, Capitol Hill, the Pentagon, and the U.S. State Department, and has reported from more than 30 countries, covering U.S. politics, foreign policy, and the military. Karl is the Chief Washington Correspondent for ABC News and co-anchor of This Week with George Stephanopoulos. Karl served as the Chief White House Correspondent for ABC News from December 2012 through the end of the Trump administration in January 2021. He is the author of the 2020 book Front Row at the Trump Show and the 2021 book Betrayal: The Final Act of the Trump Show. Both books are New York Times bestsellers. In 2021, Mediaite named Karl one of the top 10 "Most Influential in News Media." The publication said, "Jonathan Karl covered many major stories this year as ABC News chief Washington correspondent, but it’s the incredible reporting he dished out in his bestseller — Betrayal: The Final Act of the Trump Show — and how that book propelled the news cycle for weeks that secured his spot so high up on this list.
New York: Random House, 2013. Second printing [stated]. Hardcover. xxii, 548,  pages. Illustrations. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Lynne Olson (born August 19, 1949) is an American author, historian and journalist. She was born on August 19, 1949, and is married to Stanley Cloud, with whom she often writes. In 1969 she graduated from University of Arizona. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a journalist for ten years, first with the Associated Press as a national feature writer in New York, a foreign correspondent in AP’s Moscow bureau, and a political reporter in Washington. She left the AP to join the Washington bureau of the Baltimore Sun, where she covered national politics and eventually the White House. She has written several books on the history of the World War II era, which have received positive critical reviews. In 2002 she won the Christopher Award for her book Freedom's Daughters: The Unsung Heroines of the Civil Rights Movement from 1830 to 1970.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1969. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. 254 pages. Endpaper map. Maps. Introduction by Hanson W. Baldwin. Jacksel Markham "Jack" Broughton (January 4, 1925 – October 24, 2014) was a career officer and fighter pilot in the United States Air Force (USAF). Broughton entered the United States Military Academy on July 15, 1942, appointed from New York's 38th congressional district, in the wartime three-year curriculum that consolidated the cadet second (junior) and first class (senior) years into a single 12-month period. Between January and November 1951 Broughton flew two combat tours of duty in the Korean War, in F-80C Shooting Stars with the 8th Fighter-Bomber Squadron, 49th Fighter-Bomber Group, at Taegu Air Base, and as flight leader for Project Swatrock, a combat field test of the Swiss-manufactured Oerlikon anti-tank rocket using the Republic F-84 Thunderjet as a test bed. He retired in the rank of colonel on August 31, 1968, with 43 separate awards and decorations, including four Distinguished Flying Crosses, two Silver Stars and the highest Air Force service decoration for heroism, the presidentially-awarded Air Force Cross. Broughton avowed that his proudest accomplishment was being combat-qualified in every air force fighter from the P-47 Thunderbolt to the F-106 Delta Dart. He authored two personal memoirs of the Vietnam War that were highly critical of the direction of the air war there and the rules of engagement. Following his retirement from the Air Force in 1968, Broughton was a manager in the flight test program and a technical planning advisor for the Space Shuttle Endeavour for Rockwell.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2017. First Simon & Schuster Hardcover Edition [stated]. First printing [stated]. Hardcover. xxv, , 529,  pages. Illustrations. Footnotes. Notes. Bibliography Index. DJ has some edge wear and soiling. Garrett M. Graff (born 1981) is an American journalist and author. He is a former editor of Politico Magazine, editor-in-chief of Washingtonian magazine in Washington, D.C., and instructor at Georgetown University in the Masters in Professional Studies Journalism and Public Relations program. As an undergraduate at Harvard College, Graff was an editor of The Harvard Crimson He also held internships at ABC News' Political Unit and Atlantic Monthly. He served as deputy national press secretary on Howard Dean's presidential campaign; he helped create and maintain Dean's website. He later took a job as the Vice President of Communications at EchoDitto, Inc. a Washington, D.C.-based technology consulting firm. In 2005, Graff became the first blogger to receive credentials to cover the White House. The eye-opening true story of the government's secret plans to survive and rebuild after a catastrophic attack on US soil, a narrative that spans from the dawn of the nuclear age to today. Every day in Washington, DC, the blue-and-gold 1st Helicopter Squadron, code-named MUSSEL, flies over the Potomac River. As obvious as the presidential motorcade, the squadron is assumed by most people to be a travel perk for VIPs. They're only half right: while the helicopters do provide transport, the unit exists to evacuate high-ranking officials in the event of a terrorist or nuclear attack on the capital.
New York: HarperCollinsPublishers, 2006. First U.S. Edition [stated]. First printing [stated]. Hardcover. xii, 370,  pages. Illustrations. Bibliography. Index. Ink marks and highlighting noted. Deborah Cadbury is a British author, historian and television producer with the BBC. She has won many international awards for her documentaries including an Emmy Award. Cadbury joined the BBC in 1978 as a trainee. She went on to produce films for the BBC's Horizon strand and won awards for her investigations. Her Horizon film, Assault on the Male, launched a worldwide scientific research campaign into environmental oestrogens, hormone-mimicking chemicals potentially impacting human health, and led to her book, The Feminization of Nature. She moved into history programming in 2003 as the series producer of the BAFTA-nominated drama documentary series, Seven Wonders of the Industrial World. The series was notable for combining live action with CGI, created by Gareth Edwards, and was described as "a ground breaking achievement" by the Times. In 2005 she produced the docudrama series, Space Race, the BBC's first co-production between Russia and the United States with unique access to the Russian side of the story. As an executive producer, Cadbury continued her investigation of Cold War espionage in her BBC series Nuclear Secrets, which explored the race for supremacy through pivotal personal stories of such nuclear scientists as J. Robert Oppenheimer, Edward Teller, and Andrei Sakharov.
New Delhi: Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, 1956. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. Format is approximately 7.25 inches by 9.75 inches. , 235, ] and maps (including folding) at back. Decorative cover. Front cover worn, soiled, cresed and torn, especially at top near spine. Ink notations on title page. Illustrations (including fold-outs within the text. Front cover says Part I. This does not appear to include Part II Appendices which may be a separate volume. Rare surviving copy. The author was the Commissioner for Schedule Castes and Scheduled Tribes and also served in Indian elective office. The Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) are officially designated groups of people and among the most disadvantaged socio-economic groups in India. The terms are recognized in the Constitution of India and the groups are designated in one or other of the categories. In modern literature, the Scheduled Castes are sometimes referred to as Dalit, meaning "broken" or "dispersed". The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes comprise about 16.6% and 8.6%, respectively, of India's population (2011 census). The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order, 1950 lists 1,108 castes across 28 states in its First Schedule, and the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1950 lists 744 tribes across 22 states in its First Schedule. The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes were given Reservation status, guaranteeing political representation, preference in promotion, quota in universities, free and stipended education, scholarships, banking services, government schemes and the Constitution lays down the general principles of positive discrimination for SCs and STs.
Washington DC: U. S. Government Printing Office, 2006. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. iii, , 118,  pages. Robert Jones Portman (born December 19, 1955) is an American attorney and politician serving as the junior United States senator from Ohio since 2011. A member of the Republican Party, Portman was the 35th director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) from 2006 to 2007, the 14th United States trade representative from 2005 to 2006, and a U.S. representative from 1993 to 2005, representing Ohio's 2nd district. In 1993, Portman won a special election to represent Ohio's 2nd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives. He was reelected six times before resigning upon his appointment by President George W. Bush as the U.S. trade representative in May 2005. As trade representative, Portman initiated trade agreements with other countries and pursued claims at the World Trade Organization. In May 2006, Bush appointed Portman the director of the Office of Management and Budget. In 2010, Portman announced his candidacy for the United States Senate seat being vacated by George Voinovich. He easily defeated then-Lieutenant Governor Lee Fisher and was reelected in 2016. On January 25, 2021, he announced that he would not seek a third term in 2022.
Bangkok: River Books, 2005. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. Format is approximately 6.75 inches by 9.5 inches. 286,  pages. Front and back covers have flaps. Endpaper maps. Spellings and Proper Names. Illustrations (mostly in color). Glossary. Suggested Reading. Index. Donald M Stadtner, who has visited Pagan many times and is an expert in Indian and Burmese arts, has selected 33 monuments highlighting Pagan's history. Includes information on the Walled City, Ananda Temple, Myinkaba, Hpetleik, Wetkyi-In, Dhammayan-Gyi, Payathonzu and other places of interest.
New York: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2012. First Printing [Stated]. Trade paperback. Format is approximately 5.5 inches by 8.5 inches. viii, , 479,  pages. Illustrations. Notes. Index. Christopher John Matthews (born December 17, 1945) is an American political commentator, retired talk show host, and author. Matthews hosted his weeknight hour-long talk show, Hardball with Chris Matthews, on America's Talking and later on MSNBC, from 1997 until March 2, 2020. He announced on his final episode that he was retiring. On that occasion, he stated: "The younger generation's out there ready to take the reins. We see them in politics, in media, in fighting for their causes. They're improving the workplace. Matthews worked as an officer with the United States Capitol Police. Subsequently, Matthews served on the staffs of four Democratic Members of Congress, including Senator Edmund Muskie. Matthews was a presidential speechwriter during the Carter Administration, and later worked for six years as Chief of Staff to longtime Speaker of the House of Representatives Tip O'Neill, playing a direct role in many key political battles with the Reagan Administration. Matthews worked in print media for 15 years, spending 13 years as Washington bureau chief for the San Francisco Examiner (1987–2000) and two years as a syndicated columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle. Matthews covered the fall of the Berlin Wall, the first all-races election in South Africa, and the Peace Talks in Northern Ireland. His research produced a series of exclusives on the Nixon presidential tapes. Matthews covered American presidential election campaigns from 1988 until his retirement in 2020.
Cairo, Egypt: The Palm Press, 2001. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. Format is approximately 6.25 inches by 8.25 inches. 24 pages, plus covers. Illustrations (some in full color). Map. Diagram. Drawings. One of the most unusual temples of Ancient Egypt, Kom Ombo was mainly built during the Ptolemaic Dynasty from 180 - 47 BCE, although there is evidence that it is stood upon an earlier temple. The temple is unique for its dedication to two different deities: the local crocodile-headed god Sobek, and the first "god of the Kingdom", the falcon-headed god Horus the Elder (also called Haroeris). This double dedication was deliberate. Not only is it architecturally duplicated, with two sets of courts, hypostyle halls and sanctuaries, the twin temple is symbolic of the local and universalist themes that the two different deities represented. While much of Kom Ombo temple has been destroyed over the millennia, it has been reconstructed in part, and it is still home to a number of well-preserved and fascinating reliefs, including some intricately carved columns and friezes divided between the two gods. The layout of the complex - apart from being a double temple - is similar to that of the Temple of Edfu.
Cairo, Egypt: The Palm Press, 2001. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. Format is approximately 6.25 inches by 8.25 inches. 24 pages, plus covers. Illustrations (some in full color). Map. Diagram. Drawings. The Temple of Edfu is an Egyptian temple located on the west bank of the Nile in Edfu, Upper Egypt. The city was known in the Hellenistic period in Koin Greek: and in Latin as Apollonopolis Magna, after the chief god Horus, who was identified as Apollo under the interpretatio graeca. It is one of the best preserved shrines in Egypt. The temple was built in the Ptolemaic Kingdom between 237 and 57 BC. The inscriptions on its walls provide information on language, myth and religion during the Hellenistic period in Egypt. The Temple's inscribed building texts "provide details [both] of its construction, and also preserve information about the mythical interpretation of this and all other temples as the Island of Creation." There are also "important scenes and inscriptions of the Sacred Drama which related the age-old conflict between Horus and Seth." Edfu was one of several temples built during the Ptolemaic Kingdom, including the Dendera Temple complex, Esna, the Temple of Kom Ombo, and Philae. The temple of Esna, dedicated to the god Khnum, his consorts Menhit and Nebtu, their son, Heka, and the goddess Neith, was remarkable for the beauty of its site and the magnificence of its architecture. It was built of red sandstone, and its portico consisted of six rows of four columns each, with lotus-leaf capitals, all of which however differ from each other. The temple contains very late hieroglyphic inscription, dating from the reign of Decius (249–251 AD).
Cairo, Egypt: The Palm Press, 2001. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. Format is approximately 6.25 inches by 8.25 inches. 24 pages, plus covers. Illustrations (some in full color). Diagram. Drawings. Dendara Temple complex (Ancient Egyptian: Iunet or Tantere; the 19th-century English spelling in most sources, including Belzoni, was Tentyra; also spelled Denderah) is located about 1.6 mi south-east of Dendara, Egypt. It is one of the best-preserved temple complexes in Egypt. The area was used as the sixth nome of Upper Egypt, south of Abydos. The dominant building in the complex is the Temple of Hathor. The temple has been modified on the same site starting as far back as the Middle Kingdom, and continuing right up until the time of the Roman emperor Trajan. The existing structure began construction in the late Ptolemaic period at the time of Ptolemy Auletes in July 54 BCE. and the hypostyle hall was built in the Roman period under Tiberius. In Egypt, Trajan was quite active in constructing buildings and decorating them. He appears, together with Domitian, in offering scenes on the propylon of the Temple of Hathor. His cartouche also appears in the column shafts of the Temple of Khnum at Esna.