New York: Penguin Books, 2007. Later printing. Trade paperback. , 349,  pages. Maps. Illustrations. Index. Greg Mortenson is an American professional speaker, writer, veteran, and former mountaineer. He is a co-founder and former executive director of the non-profit Central Asia Institute and the founder of the educational charity Pennies for Peace. Mortenson is the co-author of The New York Times Bestseller Three Cups of Tea and Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan. David Oliver Relin (December 12, 1962 – November 15, 2012) was an American journalist and the co-author of the New York Times best-selling book, Three Cups of Tea, published in 2006. Relin co-wrote the book with Greg Mortenson. The book gives Mortenson's account of his transition from registered nurse and mountain-climber to humanitarian committed to reducing poverty and promoting education for girls in Pakistan and Afghanistan. In addition to Three Cups of Tea, Relin was a contributing editor for Parade and Skiing magazines. He won more than 40 national awards for his work as a writer and editor, including the Kiriyama Prize. Before his death, Relin had completed work on a new book, about two doctors working to cure cataract-related blindness in the developing world. Second Suns: Two Doctors and Their Amazing Quest to Restore Sight and Save Lives was published posthumously.
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New York: Simon & Schuster, 2018. First Simon & Schuster Hardcover Edition [stated]. Second printing [stated]. Hardcover. , 402,  pages. Index. John Sidney McCain III (August 29, 1936 – August 25, 2018) was an American politician and United States Navy officer who served as a United States senator from Arizona from 1987 until his death in 2018. While on a bombing mission during Operation Rolling Thunder over Hanoi in October 1967, he was shot down, seriously injured, and captured by the North Vietnamese. McCain was a prisoner of war until 1973. He served two terms in the United States House of Representatives and was the Republican nominee for president of the United States in the 2008 election, which he lost to Barack Obama. In 1982, McCain was elected to the United States House of Representatives, where he served two terms. Four years later, he was elected to the United States Senate, where he served six terms. While generally adhering to conservative principles, McCain also gained a reputation as a "maverick" for his willingness to break from his party on certain issues, including LGBT rights, gun regulations, and campaign finance reform where his stances were more moderate than those of the party's base. He was also known for his work in the 1990s to restore diplomatic relations with Vietnam. McCain belonged to the bipartisan "Gang of 14", which played a key role in alleviating a crisis over judicial nominations. He refused to support then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in the 2016 election and later became a vocal critic of the Trump administration. After being diagnosed with glioblastoma in 2017, he reduced his role in the Senate to focus on treatment.
New York: Twelve, 2019. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. viii, , 418,  pages. Illustrations (some in color). Notes. Bibliography. Index. Susan Lea Page (born February 12, 1951) is an American journalist, political commentator, and biographer, and the Washington, D.C. bureau chief for USA Today. Page has covered seven White House administrations and eleven presidential elections, and interviewed ten presidents. She founded and hosts a video newsmaker series for USA Today, "Capital Download". She appears frequently on cable news networks as an analyst and often guest-hosted The Diane Rehm Show, which was syndicated on National Public Radio. She was the first woman to serve as music chairman of the Gridiron Club show and was also president of the club in 2011, the oldest association of journalists in Washington. She was president of the White House Correspondents Association in 2000. She also served as chairman of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards and has twice been a juror for the Pulitzer Prizes. Her first book was published in 2019, a biography of former First Lady Barbara Bush titled The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty. In 2021, her biography of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was published, titled Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power. She is a frequent panelist on Fox News Sunday, This Week on ABC, Washington Week on PBS, and Meet the Press on NBC. She has won several awards, including the Merriman Smith Memorial Award, and the Gerald R. Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency (twice).
New York: Doubleday, 2016. First Edition [stated], later printing. Hardcover. , 306,  pages. Arch Colson Chipp Whitehead (born November 6, 1969) is an American novelist. He is the author of nine novels, including his 1999 debut The Intuitionist; The Underground Railroad (2016), for which he won the 2016 National Book Award for Fiction and the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction; and The Nickel Boys, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction again in 2020. He has also published two books of nonfiction. In 2002, he received a MacArthur Fellowship. Whitehead has since produced 10 book-length works—eight novels and two nonfiction works, including a meditation on life in Manhattan in the style of E. B. White's famous 1949 essay Here Is New York. Whitehead's books are The Intuitionist (1999); John Henry Days (2001); The Colossus of New York (2003); Apex Hides the Hurt (2006); Sag Harbor (2009); 2011's Zone One, a New York Times bestseller; 2016's The Underground Railroad, which earned a National Book Award for Fiction; The Nickel Boys (2019); and Harlem Shuffle (2021). Esquire magazine named The Intuitionist the best first novel of the year, and GQ called it one of the "novels of the millennium". Novelist John Updike, reviewing The Intuitionist in The New Yorker, called Whitehead "ambitious", "scintillating", and "strikingly original", adding: "The young African-American writer to watch may well be a thirty-one-year-old Harvard graduate with the vivid name of Colson Whitehead." The Underground Railroad was a selection of Oprah's Book Club 2.0, and was chosen by President Barack Obama as one of five books on his summer vacation reading list.
New York: Harper [An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers], 2015. First Edition [stated]. Third printing [stated]. Hardcover. x, 309,  pages. Main Cast of Characters. Sources and Chapter Notes. Selected Bibliography. Index. Kate Andersen Brower is an American journalist and author who has written three books about the White House, two of which have been New York Times bestsellers, The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House, First Women: The Grace & Power of America's Modern First Ladies, First in Line: Presidents, Vice presidents, and the Pursuit of Power, and Team of Five: The presidents Club in the Age of Trump. She covered the White House for Bloomberg News during President Barack Obama's first term and before that she worked at CBS News and Fox News as a producer. She is also a CNN contributor and has written for The New York Times, Vanity Fair, The Washington Post, and The Smithsonian. Brower's book The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House has been called a "groundbreaking" backstairs look at the maids and butlers and other professionals who work at the White House. The book hit number 1 on the nonfiction New York Times Best Seller list. Netflix has optioned the TV rights to the book with Shonda Rhimes producing.
New York: Random House, 2013. 1st Edition [stated] Third printing [stated]. Hardcover. xxci, 436,  pages. Maps. Tables. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Paul Michael Kennedy CBE FBA (born 17 June 1945) is a British historian specializing in the history of international relations, economic power and grand strategy. He has published prominent books on the history of British foreign policy and great power struggles, emphasizing the changing economic power base that undergirds military and naval strength, noting how declining economic power leads to reduced military and diplomatic weight. Derived from a Kirkus review: The author begins with the agenda and priorities of the 1943 Casablanca Conference, and his inquiry traces the interrelationships among strategic decision-making, the accomplishment of the five major tasks identified by conference attendees, and the capacities and weapons systems that made the achievement of the goals possible. The aim was to overcome obstacles to the successful invasion of Western Europe, with five ranked top priorities: winning the battle against U-boats in the North Atlantic, securing control of the airspace over Europe, developing ways to counter the Nazi blitzkrieg, learning how to coordinate landings and establish secure beachheads on enemy-held coastlines, and mastering the technology and skills required to coordinate and fight combined arms over thousands of miles. Kennedy's fine-grained analysis permit him to array his supporting facts. He discusses key elements in each of the five areas and the commonalities among the different global theaters of war. The succession of accomplishments highlights the special importance of control of the air.
New York: Flatiron Books, 2017. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. vi, , 247,  pages. Notes. Index. Dr. Gail Saltz is an American psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, columnist, and television commentator. Saltz is the author of several self-help and psychology books, including Anatomy of a Secret Life: The Psychology of Living a Lie (2006) and The Power of Different: The Link Between Disorder and Genius (2017). Dr. Saltz graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and served her internship and residency in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at Cornell-Weill School of Medicine and The New York Presbyterian Hospital. Saltz has worked as a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at The New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill-Cornell School of Medicine and as a psychoanalyst with The New York Psychoanalytic Institute, and currently serves as health editor at the Child Mind Institute. She has a private practice on the Upper East Side of New York City. She is the author of several books on mental health and wellness, including Anatomy of a Secret Life: The Psychology of Living a Lie (2006), The Ripple Effect: How Better Sex Can Lead to a Better Life (2009), and The Power of Different: The Link Between Disorder and Genius (2017). She has also written two children's books, Amazing You! Getting Smart About Your Private Parts and Changing You: A Guide to Body Changes and Sexuality. NBC Producer Pamela Hamilton first brought Saltz to the network and developed her on-air skills and content. Saltz is now a frequent guest on Today and has appeared as a sex, health and relationship expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dateline, CBS News and CNN.
London: Bloomsbury, 2010. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xiii, 658 pages. Illustrations (some in color). Further Reading. Index. DJ has small edge tear at back near bottom of spine. Decorative DJ. Substantial section on Scotland (pages 519-639). Clive Aslet (born 15 February 1955) is a writer on British architecture and life, and a campaigner on countryside and other issues. He was for many years editor of Country Life magazine. He is Visiting Professor of Architecture at the University of Cambridge and publisher of Triglyph Books. Aslet was educated at Peterhouse, Cambridge, where he earned a degree in the history of architecture. After graduating, he joined Country Life magazine in 1977 as architectural writer, becoming architectural editor in 1984, deputy editor in 1989, and editor-in-chief in 1993. In 1997 he was named British Society of Magazine Editors' Editor of the Year. After 13 years as editor-in-chief, from 13 March 2006, Aslet left and took on a newly created role of editor-at-large, leading Country Life's public relations activities and acting as an editorial consultant and writer for the magazine, as well as writing more books and doing freelance articles for newspapers such as The Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail, and The Sunday Times, and broadcasts on radio and television current affairs programs including Newsnight.
London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1983. Fourth printing [stated]. Hardcover. xii, , 305,  pages. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrations. Appendix A. Appendix B. Select Chronology. Index. DJ has a rear flap creased and some edgewear and soiling. Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM (22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an English actor and director who, along with his contemporaries Ralph Richardson and John Gielgud, was one of a trio of male actors who dominated the British stage of the mid-20th century. He also worked in films throughout his career, playing more than fifty cinema roles. Late in his career he had considerable success in television roles. Among Olivier's films are Wuthering Heights (1939), Rebecca (1940), and a trilogy of Shakespeare films as actor/director: Henry V (1944), Hamlet (1948), and Richard III (1955). His later films included Spartacus (1960), The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968), Sleuth (1972), Marathon Man (1976), and The Boys from Brazil (1978). His television appearances included "Long Day's Journey into Night" (1973), Love Among the Ruins (1975), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1976), Brideshead Revisited (1981) and King Lear (1983). Olivier's honors included a knighthood (1947), a life peerage (1970), and the Order of Merit (1981). For his on-screen work he received two Academy Awards, two British Academy Film Awards, five Emmy Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards. He is commemorated in the Laurence Olivier Awards, given by the Society of London Theatre. He was married three times, to the actresses Jill Esmond from 1930 to 1940, Vivien Leigh from 1940 to 1960, and Joan Plowright from 1961 until his death.
London: Arrow Books, 1979. Presumed First Arrow Paperback Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. The format is approximately 4.875 inches by 7.5 inches. 656 pages. Illustrations. Front cover has a crease. "AMERICAN CAESAR is gracefully written, impeccably researched and scrupulous in every way...a thrilling and profoundly ponderable piece of work." (Newsweek). William Raymond Manchester (April 1, 1922 – June 1, 2004) was an American author, biographer, and historian. He was the author of 18 books which have been translated into over 20 languages. He was awarded the National Humanities Medal and the Abraham Lincoln Literary Award. In 1947, Manchester went to work as a reporter for The Baltimore Sun, where he met journalist H. L. Mencken, who became his friend and mentor. In 1955, Manchester became an editor for Wesleyan University and the Wesleyan University Press and spent the rest of his career at the university. Manchester's wartime experiences formed the basis for his very personal account of the Pacific Theater, Goodbye, Darkness: A Memoir of the Pacific War. Manchester also wrote of World War II in several other books, including a three-part biography, The Last Lion, of Winston Churchill. Manchester also wrote a biography of General Douglas MacArthur, American Caesar. His best-selling book, The Death of a President (1967), is a detailed account of the assassination of United States President John F. Kennedy, who had been the subject of an earlier book by Manchester. Before the book could be published, Jacqueline Kennedy filed a lawsuit to prevent its publication, even though she had previously authorized it. The suit was settled in 1967.
London: Historical Publications, 1997. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 192 pages. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrations (some in color). Signed by David Lewer on the title page. DJ has minor edge wear and soiling. Foreword by the Very Reverend Robert Milburn. Appendices. Selected Bibliography. Subscribers (a number of individuals-- some prominent--underwrote the cost of this publication (at least in part) through subscription. Index. David James Lewer (Swanage, 22 January 1919 – 16 April 2005) was an author, architect, historian and choral musician. Lewer became a chorister at the Temple Church, London in 1931, remaining in the choir until 1933. After his voice broke in 1933, he remained connected with the church, initially as Honorary Librarian and a member of the Templars Union. He joined the gentlemen of the choir as a Tenor, and remained a regular member of the choir until at least 1982. After qualifying as an architect, Lewer spent his career in architectural practice. After the Second World War, Lewer began to write factual books and pamphlets on a variety of subjects, but specializing in his two great loves: Swanage and its history, and the Temple Church. His most famous work, 'A Spiritual Song', is a comprehensive history of the Temple Church choir, and was published by the Templar's Union: he was granted access to the historical records of two of the Inns of Court, the Inner Temple and the Middle Temple by then sub-treasurer of the Inner Temple, Commander Rodney Flynn. It is notable for containing the complete list of choristers from the foundation of the current choir model under Edward John Hopkins in 1842 up until the date of publication.
Beaufort, SC: Historic Beaufort Foundation, Inc., 1985. Fifth Edition [stated] Presumed first printing thus. Trade paperback. , 112 pages. Cover has some wear and soiling. Includes a folding map of Beaufort, South Carolina historic district at the rear of this guidebook. This includes A Brief History of Beaufort; Introduction to Beaufort Architecture and Town Tour, Tour of :the Point" and Carteret Street, Additional Tour information, and County Excursion. Index. The Historic Beaufort Foundation (HBF) preserves, protects, and presents sites and artifacts of historic, architectural and cultural interest throughout Beaufort County, South Carolina. With its salmon-colored exterior and its gracious antebellum architectural style, the Verdier House on Bay Street has come to represent the heart of Beaufort and the history of our beloved Lowcountry. Indeed, the house’s rich and storied past launched an effort more than 50 years ago to not only preserve the home but the city itself. Today, Beaufort’s National Historic Landmark District, one of only four in South Carolina, encompasses some 304 acres with almost 500 historic structures. But it was the initial rescue from demolition in the 1940s of this singular home (ca. 1804) built by John Mark Verdier, a merchant, planter that propelled the preservation efforts and the work of what is now the Historic Beaufort Foundation (HBF). HBF holds firm to its mission “to support the preservation, protection, and presentation of sites and artifacts of historic, architectural, and cultural interest” by advocating for preservation, and addressing zoning, planning and infrastructure issues while considering the impacts of population growth on Beaufort’s roads and transportation systems.
New York: The Overlook Press, 2012. Second printing [stated]. Trade paperback. x, 438 pages. Illustrations (many with color). Index. Minor wear and soiling noted. Stephen John Fry (born 24 August 1957) is an English actor, broadcaster, comedian, director, narrator and writer. He first came to prominence as one half of the comic double act Fry and Laurie, alongside Hugh Laurie, with the two starring in A Bit of Fry & Laurie (1989–1995) and Jeeves and Wooster (1990–1993). He also starred in the sketch series Alfresco (1983–1984) alongside Laurie, Emma Thompson and Robbie Coltrane, and in Blackadder (1986–1989) alongside Rowan Atkinson. Since 2011, he has served as president of the mental health charity Mind. Fry's film acting roles include playing his idol Oscar Wilde in the film Wilde (1997), for which he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor; Inspector Thompson in Robert Altman's murder mystery Gosford Park (2001); and Mr. Johnson in Whit Stillman's Love & Friendship (2016). He has also had roles in the films Chariots of Fire (1981), A Fish Called Wanda (1988), The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004), V for Vendetta (2005), and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011). He portrays the Cheshire Cat in Alice in Wonderland (2010) and its 2016 sequel, and the Master of Lake-town in the film series adaptation of The Hobbit. Between 2001 and 2017, he hosted the British Academy Film Awards 12 times.
New York: Ballantine Books, 2011. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xxix, , 446,  pages. Maps. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Jeffrey M. "Jeff" Shaara (born February 21, 1952) is an American novelist and the son of Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Shaara. He graduated from Florida State University in 1974 with a degree in Criminology. He wrote Gods and Generals and The Last Full Measure, which are the prequel and sequel, respectively, to his father Michael's award-winning novel The Killer Angels. Jeff followed his father's footsteps upon the latter's death, writing historical fiction and documenting the American wars and their most historically relevant characters. In total, Jeff has written fifteen New York Times best-selling novels. Jeff delivered the commencement speech at University of Delaware's 2005 undergraduate ceremony. Jeff has deemed this "one of the most important moments in his life." He completed a trilogy in 2010 about World War II in the European and North African theaters. A fourth World War II novel, titled The Final Storm, covers the end of the war in the Pacific. Shaara has received the W.Y. Boyd Literary Award for Excellence in Military Fiction from the American Library Association in 2022 for The Eagle's Claw, in 2018 for The Frozen Hours, in 2005 for To The Last Man: A Novel of The First World War, and in 1997 for Gods and Generals. The American Library Association's Reference and Users Services Association recognized The Steel Wave as a 2009 Notable Book. He has also been awarded The Lincoln Forum's "Richard Nelson Current Award of Achievement", and the New York Civil War Round Table's "Bell I. Wiley Award"
London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1986. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. The format is approximately 5.5 inches by 8.75 inches. ix, , 166 pages. Decorative cover. Illustrations. No dust jacket present. Some page discoloration noted. Sir David Paradine Frost OBE (7 April 1939 – 31 August 2013) was a British television host, journalist, comedian and writer. He rose to prominence during the satire boom in the United Kingdom when he was chosen to host the satirical program That Was the Week That Was in 1962. His success on this show led to work as a host on American television. He became known for his television interviews with senior political figures, among them the Nixon interviews with US president Richard Nixon in 1977 which were adapted into a stage play and film. Frost interviewed all eight British prime ministers serving from 1964 to 2016, from Alec Douglas-Home to David Cameron, and all eight American presidents in office from 1969 to 2008, from Lyndon B. Johnson to George W. Bush. Michael Sinclair MacAuslan Shea, CVO (10 May 1938 – 17 October 2009) was Press Secretary to Queen Elizabeth II from 1978 to 1987. Earlier he had been a career diplomat and was also an author of political thrillers and non-fiction. Shea was among the group that revived the Edinburgh Oyster Club.
Boston: Mariner Books, 2022. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xxii, 394 pages. Author's Note. Maps. Illustrations (many in color). Prologue. Part I: Travelers (1921 01986). Part II: Postings (1986-2016. Part III: Homecoming (2016-2020). Epilogue. Index. Marie Louise "Masha" Yovanovitch (born November 11, 1958) is a Canadian-American former diplomat and retired senior member of the United States Foreign Service. She served in multiple State Department posts, including Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (2004–2005), U.S. Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan (2005–2008), U.S. Ambassador to Armenia (2008–2011), Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs (2012–2013), and Ambassador to Ukraine (2016–2019). Yovanovitch is a diplomat in residence at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University. In May 2019, Trump abruptly recalled Yovanovitch from her post following claims by Trump surrogates that she was undermining Trump's efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate his political rival, former vice president and 2020 U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden. Yovanovitch's removal preceded a July 2019 phone call by Trump in which he attempted to pressure Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelenskyy to investigate Biden. Following a whistleblower complaint about the phone call and attempts to cover it up, an impeachment inquiry against Trump was initiated by the U.S. House of Representatives. Yovanovitch testified in several House committee depositions in the inquiry.
New York: Random House, 2017. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xxii, 596,  pages. Illustrated endpapers. Map. Illustrations (some in color). Source Notes. Bibliography. Index. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Sarah Bedell Smith (born May 27, 1948) is an American journalist and biographer. She has been a contributing editor for Vanity Fair since 1996. Previously, she was a cultural news reporter for New York Times and Time. She has written biographies of political, cultural, and business figures in the United States and members of the British royal family. Sarah Rowbotham was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. She grew up in the nearby town of St. Davids. She graduated from Radnor High School in 1966 and was inducted into the school's Hall of Fame in November 2008. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Wheaton College and Master of Science from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where she won the Robert Sherwood Memorial Travel-Study Scholarship and the Women's Press Club of New York Award. Smith spent her early career as a cultural news reporter for Time, TV Guide, and The New York Times. In 1996, she joined Vanity Fair as contributing editor. Smith has written biographies of several notable persons, including television executives, socialites, politicians, and the British royal family. As a result of her 2012 biography of Queen Elizabeth II, Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch, The book won the Washington Irving Medal for Literary Excellence, and the 2012 Goodreads Choice Award for best book in history and biography. She was awarded the Sigma Delta Chi Distinguished Service Award in 1982.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1984. Third Printing [stated]. Trade paperback. The format is approximately 8.75 inches by 12 inches. Unpaginated (64 pages). Cover has some wear and soiling. Illustrations. This is one of the Zephyr Books from Doubleday. Lee Judah Ames (January 8, 1921 – June 3, 2011) was an American artist noted for his Draw 50... learn-to-draw books. His first job at age eighteen was at Walt Disney Studios. He has since led a career as an advertising artist, fine artist, cartoonist, designer, animation in-betweener, illustrator, and as an artist-in residence at Doubleday. His series of 26 Draw 50... books take a friendly and minimalist approach to teaching drawing while the books often contain no instructional text. He enlisted in the military and served as a second lieutenant during World War II. He was a recipient of the Inkpot Award. He has illustrated more than 100 books. Back cover states: Available for the first time in paperback, Draw 50 Famous Cartoons will teach you how to draw all of our favorite cartoon characters. With Lee J. Ames popular, step-by-step method exciting, realistic images will soon come to life from the pencil of even the most inexperienced novice. The reader must be exceptionally careful to reproduce the lines exactly, you you can achieve truly remarkable results in just a shot time using this book. Best of all, it's fun! So pick up your pencil, got out some paper, and starting learning to draw the Lee . Ames way today.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2010. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. xvi, 700,  pages 32 pages of photographs (some in color). Index. Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born 6 May 1953) is a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007 and Leader of the Labour Party from 1994 to 2007. After his resignation, he was appointed Special Envoy of the Quartet on the Middle East, an office which he held until 2015. He was elected Member of Parliament for Sedgefield in 1983. He supported moving the party to the center of British politics in an attempt to help it win power. He became Shadow Home Secretary in 1992. He became Leader of the Opposition on his election as Labour Party leader in 1994. He declared support for the Third Way—politics that recognized individuals as socially interdependent, advocating social justice, cohesion, the equal worth of each citizen, and equal opportunity. In 1997, the Labour Party won its largest landslide general election victory in its history. Blair became the country's youngest leader since 1812 and remains the party's longest-serving occupant of the office. Labour won two more general elections under his leadership—in 2001, in which it won another landslide victory, and in 2005, with a greatly reduced majority. He resigned as Prime Minister and Leader of the Labour Party in 2007. He was involved in negotiating the Good Friday Agreement. Blair oversaw British interventions in Kosovo and Sierra Leone which were generally perceived as successful. He was in office when the 7/7 bombings took place (2005) and introduced a range of anti-terror legislation.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xiii, , 317,  pages. Illustrations. Career Statistics. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Contents include Introduction, Part I: 1971-1989, Part II: 1990-1993, Part III: 1993-1997, Part IV: 1998-2001, Part V: 2002-2004, Part VI: Since 2004, and Epilogue. Pedro Jaime Martínez (born October 25, 1971) is a Dominican-American former professional baseball starting pitcher, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1992 to 2009, for five teams—most notably the Boston Red Sox from 1998 to 2004. As of 2023, Martínez's record of 219 wins and 100 losses places him tenth-highest in winning percentage in major league history and fifth-highest among pitchers with more than 2,000 career innings pitched. Martínez ended his career with an earned run average (ERA) of 2.93, among the lowest ever by a pitcher with at least 2,500 innings pitched since 1920. He reached the 3,000 strikeout mark in fewer innings than any pitcher except Randy Johnson and Max Scherzer; Martínez is the only pitcher other than Scherzer to compile over 3,000 career strikeouts with fewer than 3,000 innings pitched in his career. As of 2023, Martínez's career strikeout rate of 10.04 per nine innings ranks sixth all-time among pitchers with over 1,500 innings. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2015 in his first year of eligibility, joining Juan Marichal as the second Dominican to be enshrined; his number (45) was retired by the Red Sox in a ceremony held two days after his Hall induction. In addition to MLB Network, Martínez works as an MLB on TBS studio analyst for Postseason coverage.
New York: Walker & Company, 2008. First U.S. Edition [stated]. First printing [stated]. Hardcover. x, 390 pages. Illustrations (some in color). Notes. Bibliography. Index. Leo Hollis was born in London in 1972. He has worked as a book editor for nearly 20 years in a variety of publishing houses. He has always been committed to innovation and excellence, has accumulated global contacts and networks, and an in-depth business knowledge. He is the author of three nonfiction books, The Phoenix: the Men Who Made Modern London (U.S. Title is London Rising); The Stones of London: a History in Twelve Building and most recently the international bestseller, Cities Are Good for You: the genius of the metropolis. He is a frequent contributor to various media platforms and speaks internationally on urbanism, technology and design. Derived from a Publishers Weekly article: London in the mid-17th century remained a medieval city. The civil war, a plague that claimed 100,000 lives and the Great Fire of 1666 would have been sufficient to send it back to the Dark Ages. Instead, London was transformed into a modern metropolis. A history of such a city during that most tumultuous of centuries is a massive undertaking, but Hollis controls the narrative by focusing on the five figures who best represent the spirit of the age. John Locke, the philosopher, social observer John Evelyn; real estate developer Nicholas Barbon rebuilt the center of London (with designs by the scientific polymath Robert Hooke); and lastly, Christopher Wren, who created St. Paul's Cathedral, eternal symbol of the glittering city. Hollis admirably succeeds in explaining the complex issues and events of the time.
New York: Pegasus Books, 2012. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 481,  pages. Illustrations. Notes. Index. Gordon Corera (born 1974) is a British author and journalist. He is the BBC's Security Correspondent and specializes in computer technology. Corera was educated at University College School, an independent school for boys in Hampstead in northwest London, followed by St Peter's College at the University of Oxford, where he studied Modern History, followed by graduate studies in US foreign policy at Harvard University. Corera worked on the re-election campaign of President Bill Clinton. He joined the BBC in 1997 as a researcher and later became a reporter. He has worked on Radio 4's The World Tonight, BBC2's Newsnight, and worked in the US as the BBC's State Department correspondent and as an analyst for the BBC's coverage of the 2000 US presidential election. In 2001 he became the foreign reporter for Radio 4's Today programme. He was appointed BBC News' security correspondent in 2004. Corera presented the 2009 Radio 4 programme MI6: A Century in the Shadows, a three-part history of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service. Corera wrote The Art of Betrayal: Life and Death in the British Secret Service about MI6, and Shopping for Bombs: Nuclear Proliferation, Global Insecurity, and the Rise and Fall of the A.Q. Khan Network about Abdul Qadeer Khan and Pakistan's nuclear programme. He wrote Intercept: The Secret History of Computers and Spies, also Cyberspies: The Secret History of Surveillance, Hacking, and Digital Espionage.
Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 1988. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. The format is approximately 8.5 inches by 12 inches. 128 pages. Illustrations (color). Contributing Photographers. Bottom corners bumped. Some cover wear and soiling. No dust jacket present. Introduction by Bill Nunn. The idea of putting together a book like this was untried, but the response was quite encouraging. A hundred and fifty photographers submitted over a thousand photographs, and the job of selecting slightly over a hundred fro this book was made difficult by having to choose between so many excellent ones. As the reader will see from the biographical sketches that begin on page 124, the fifty-five photographers who are represented in this collection include both professional who ply their craft every day and Sunday photographers who devote their leisure time to the medium. The length of experience with photography ranges from a retired executive who has pursued the hobby for several decades to a high school student who is perhaps just beginning a photographic journey that will last a lifetime. And the photographers live in ay different areas of the state, from Kirksville in the north to Holist Summit in the center to Springfield in the southwest. Two principal criteria were used in making the selections of photographs: first, quality of image and composition of subject matter were considered; second, the subject matter itself was weighted with the goal of having as much diversity as possible in the final selection, in order to show the diverse and colorful face of Missouri. We hope the reader will enjoy in the pages of this work the beauty and vitality of Missouri's landscape and culture.
New York: HarperPerennial, 1998. First Thus Edition. Thirty-Second Printing. Trade paperback. xxii, , 446 pages. Wraps. Illustrations. Notes. Selected Bibliography. Index. Herbert Raymond McMaster (born July 24, 1962) is a United States Army officer. In 2017, he became the 26th National Security Advisor, serving under President Donald Trump. He is known for his roles in the Gulf War, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. McMaster graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1984, and later earned Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina. His Ph.D. thesis was critical of American strategy and military leadership during the Vietnam War and served as the basis for his book, Dereliction of Duty. During the Gulf War, McMaster served as a captain in the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, taking part in the Battle of 73 Easting. After the Gulf War, McMaster served as a military history professor at the United States Military Academy, became a research fellow at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. In 2004, he took command of the 3rd Cavalry Regiment and fought the Iraqi insurgency in Tal Afar. He became a top counter-insurgency adviser to General David Petraeus.
Kempen: teNeues, 2008. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. The format is approximately 10 inches by 13 inches. 220 pages. Map. Illustrations (color). Index. DJ has some edge wear and soiling. Text is in English, German, Spanish, French, and Italian. This is a large and heavy item that if shipped outside of the United States will require additional shipping charges. A beautifully illustrated book that gives the reader a tour through the world's most gorgeous and luxurious houses. Martin has more than 35 years of experience in magazine & book publishing as well as digital media and public relations. He started his career as photographer and editor, Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt (Random House). He managed several magazines, such as "design report" and was in charge for electronic media. After 3 years of senior vice president with designhotels he co-founded fusion publishing and visaya publishing which creates and packages bestselling books on lifestyle, travel, architecture and design. He edited and produced more than 150 books, many of them about hotels, restaurants and travel. For the German art & design book publisher avedition he branded the book series best designed and green designed. With teNeues publishing group, he co-created the bestselling book series Cool Hotels, Cool Restaurants, Cool Shops, Cool Cities, AAD Art, Architecture, Design City Guides and Luxury Hotels. As publisher of Cool Cities Media he co-developed the multimedia series and brands "Cool Cities" and "Cool Escapes" with the app "Cool Cities Collection", such as book series like Luxury Hotels, Golf Resorts, Cool Escapes, Cool Hotels and Cool Restaurants.