Charlottesville: Thomasson, Grant & Howell, 1986. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Format is approximately 9.25 inches by 12 inches. 152 pages Illustrations (color). Foreword by Senator Jake Garn. Photos depict aircraft carrier activities and are accompanied by comments by crewmembers, and information about aircraft. When Navy fighter pilot C.J. "Heater" Heatley III took his camera into the cockpit of an F-14 and onto the deck of a carrier, he wanted to convey the unique sights and sensations that pilots experience: Russian bombers investigating the battle group, a crippled plane making an emergency landing, shock waves circling a supersonic aircraft, an F-14 TV camera targeting an airplane. Heater's keen photographic eye, his passion for aviation, and his access to the subject make THE CUTTING EDGE a truly unique collection of naval aviation images. A foreword by Senator Jake Garn, sets the stage for the dramatic photographic narrative. Heatley's introduction provides a more intimate view of the highly professional and dedicated Navy pilot. With the photographs are interviews with attack, fighter, antisubmarine, electronic countermeasure, and helicopter pilots. A TOPGUN instructor flying against his students in a mock dogfight, an SH-3 pilot matching his wits against a submarine CO, an air boss directing 400 men and 40 airplanes on the deck of a carrier - their candid accounts dramatize the precision and split second decisions demanded of naval aviators. The reference section contains three-view line drawings of the aircraft, their mission, specifications, and performance. Facts include nicknames, dimensions, weight, speed, range, ceiling, crew, power plant, and armament.
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New York City: Mayflower Books, 1980. First American Edition [stated], Presumed First printing. Hardcover. Format is approximately 8.5 inches by 12 inches. Abbreviations. US aircraft carrier names. Classification and codes of US aircraft carriers. Explanatory Notes. Sections on Aircraft carriers 1920-1950, US Navy aircraft carrier classes 1920-1950, Aircraft carriers after 1950, and US Navy aircraft carrier classes after 1950. Appendices. DJ is in a plastic sleeve and shows little wear and soiling. In 1922 the US Navy commissioned its first small experimental aircraft carrier. This was followed into service by two much larger carriers in 1927 with five more being built including three large Yorktown class prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Then, to take the offensive against the Japanese Navy, the American Congress funded by far the largest carrier-building program in history. Since 1975, when the first of a fleet of ten nuclear-powered Nimitz class carriers was commissioned, The United States Navy s fleet of carriers has optimized its superpower status and worldwide power projection. Yet these are due to be replaced in the decades to come with the even more sophisticated nuclear-powered Gerald R. Ford class.
New York: MetroBooks, 2000. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. Format is approximately 10.25 inches by 10.25 inches. Suggested Reading. 128 pages. Illustrations (some in color). Selected Military and Ship Museums. Index. DJ has slight wear and soiling. This is one of the World War II Chronicles series. World War II was the defining conflict of the twentieth century. This illustrated series, written and edited by esteemed military historians, takes readers back in history to the years between 1939 and 1945, when land, sea, and sky were filled with the sounds of battle as Axis and Allied forces fought on every front. Covering both the details and significance of the events of the war, this series includes numerous illustrations, maps, and photographs. An insightful introduction to each volume by series editor Roger Cirillo places each aspect of the war in context. The authors are writers, researchers, and photographers who specialize in military, transportation, and law enforcement subjects, with more than fifty books to their credit.
Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1988. Presumed First U. S. Edition, First printing. Hardcover. ix, , 214 pages. Glossary and Abbreviations. Footnotes. Illustrations. Tables. Maps. Appendices: 1. Combat Cruises, and 2. Aircraft of Task Force 77. Rene J. Francillon (March 1937 - March 2018) was born in Italy of French parents, raised in France, and educated in Switzerland, Rene Francillon was an American by choice. He was the author of over 50 books and was well known throughout the world of aviation. This book is a comprehensive guide to US Aircraft carriers operations off Vietnam, between 1964 and 1975. After guiding and describing the operations, the author focuses on the Vietnam war combat cruises of USS Coral Sea, as she spent more time on the line than any US aircraft carrier.
Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1984. Presumed First U. S. Edition, First printing. Hardcover. vii, , 496,  pages. Illustrations. Key to Line Drawings. Appendices: A. Cruiser Designations; B. Names and Dates Lies, and C. Cruiser Characteristics. Notes on Sources. Index. DJ has slight wear and soiling and a small edge tear near bottom of spine. 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. Alan Raven is a British-born naval historian, illustrator, and professional ship-model builder whose work frequently appears in modeling magazines.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1972. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. 158,  pages. Includes: illustrations, Picture index and index. Some illustrations in color. DJ has some wear, soiling and edge chips. This work discusses The gun, Rail guns, Coastal guns, Anti-aircraft guns, anti-tank guns, Self-propelled guns, and fuzes. This is the second in a series of authoritative illustrated studies of war machines and equipment. John Henry Batchelor MBE (born 1936) was an English artist and technical illustrator, particularly known for his clear and detailed cutaway illustrations of vehicles and military equipment and stamp illustrations. His work can be seen in many hundreds of late-20th-century works on armor, fighting vehicles, ships, firearms, etc. (for example the many works of Ian V. Hogg). He provided illustrations for many magazines and technical interest publications such as Air & Space, and The Aeroplane. Batchelor joined the RAF at 18. After leaving the RAF he worked in the technical illustration departments of Bristol Aeroplane Company, Saunders-Roe (where he worked on the first hovercraft) and Martin-Baker, becoming adept at portraying metal and wood finishes. As a freelance illustrator, in 1966 he became involved with Purnell's partwork History of the Second World War, for which he produced a total of 1163 illustrations. This partnership extended to the same publisher's subsequent History of the First World War and Encyclopedia of modern Weapons and Warfare.
London: Osprey Publishing Limited, 1983. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Hardcover. Format is approximately 8 inches by 11 inches. 198,  pages. Illustrations (some in color). Citations. Technical & Performance Data. Index. This is one of the Osprey Air Combat series. Peter Kilduff is widely regarded as the leading expert on the life of Baron Manfred von Richthoven, the World War I German flying ace better known as the Red Baron. Also a general World War I aviation history expert, Kilduff has also been a magazine editor and, more recently, as director of university relations at Central Connecticut State University. All the while, his avocation has been aviation; he is a former president of the League of World War I Aviation Historians and has written several books on the Red Baron, as well as other military topics. Kilduff wrote books about the Navy, including US Carriers at War and Douglas A-4 Skyhawk.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016. First Mariner Books Edition [stated], First Printing [Stated]. Trade paperback. , 294 pages. The author is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, and has set her novel on her family's allotment land. This work was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Eighteen-year-old Maud Nail lives with her rogue father and sensitive brother on one of the allotments parceled out by the U.S. government to the Cherokees when their land was confiscated for Oklahoma's statehood. Maud's days are filled with hard work and simple pleasures--yet often marked by violence and tragedy. When a newcomer with good looks and books rides down her section line, she takes notice, and soon finds herself facing a series of high-stakes decisions that will determine her future and those of her loved ones. Margaret Verble is an American author. As a voting citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, her book Maud's Line was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Verble was born in Muskogee County, Oklahoma but grew up in Nashville, Tennessee. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree, Master's degree, and Ed.D. from the University of Kentucky. After earning her degrees, she moved to Lexington, Kentucky to run a business. In 2015, her first novel Maud's Line was named a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Maud's Line focuses on her Cherokee nation heritage during the 1920's through the lens of a fictional woman named Maud Nail. She later published a prequel to her first novel titled Cherokee America, set in 1875.
San Diego, California: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1977. First Harvest Edition [stated]. Trade paperback. 200 pages. Several ink notations by the previous owner inside the book. Some pages have light rippling. Includes Prologue and 10 chapters. The story of a wealthy, insular Jewish family in Fascist Italy just before the outbreak of World War II. The source of an acclaimed feature film directed by Vittorio De Sica. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book. Giorgio Bassani (4 March 1916 – 13 April 2000) was an Italian novelist, poet, essayist, editor, and international intellectual. His works realistically document the Italian Jewish community under Fascism in a style that manifests the difficulties of searching for truth in the meanderings of memory and moral conscience. This book portrays a rich, insular Jewish family in the northern Italian city Ferrara just before the outbreak of World War II. The narrator, a young, middle-class Jew, has been intrigued by the Finzi-Continis from boyhood, and especially by the two children, Alberto and Micol. Not until he is twenty-two, in the autumn of 1938, is he invited to enter their private world, seemingly immune from the racial laws of Fascist Italy and the gathering war. The story traces his intricate relationship with the beautiful Micol and at the same time depicts the predicament of the Ferrarese Jews on the eve of their destruction.
New York: Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2014. Random House Trade Paperback Edition [stated]. First printing [stated]. Trade paperback. , 412,  pages. Includes Prologue and 19 chapters. Also includes Acknowledgments, A Reader's Guide, Questions and Topics for Discussion, and About the Author. Minor rippling on some pages noted. Elizabeth Curtis Sittenfeld (born 1975) is an American writer. Elizabeth Curtis Sittenfeld was born August 23, 1975, in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1992, the summer before her senior year, she won Seventeen magazine's fiction contest. She attended Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York before transferring to Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. At Stanford, she studied creative writing, wrote articles for the college newspaper, and edited that paper's weekly arts magazine. At the time, she was also chosen as one of Glamour s College Women of the Year. She went on to earn an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa. She is the author of a collection of short stories as well as six novels: Prep, the story of students at a Massachusetts prep school; The Man of My Dreams, a coming-of-age novel and an examination of romantic love; American Wife, a fictional story loosely based on the life of First Lady Laura Bush; Sisterland, which tells the story of identical twins with psychic powers, Eligible, a modern-day retelling of Pride and Prejudice, and Rodham, an alternate history political novel about the life of Hillary Clinton.
New York, N.Y. Schocken Books, 1982. First Paperback Edition, First Printing [stated]. Trade paperback. xii, 362,  pages. Sticker residue on rear cover. Cover has some wear and soiling. Weak at pages 78/9 and strengthened with glue. Acknowledgments, Footnotes, and Introduction. Includes chapters on The Problematics of Contemporary Jewish Thought: From Spinoza Beyond Rosenzweig; The Shibboleth of Revelation: From Spinoza Beyond Hegel; Historicity, Rupture, and Tikkun Olam ("Mending the World") from Rosenzweig Beyond Heidegger; Conclusion: Teshuva Today: Concerning Judaism After the Holocaust. Contains Notes, Abbreviations,and Index. In this book, Fackenheim points the way to Judaism's renewal in a world and an age in which all of our notions about God, humanity, and revelation have been severely challenged. He explores the rupture in Jewish thought caused by modernity and reflected in the philosophies of Spinoza and Rosenzweig. He analyzes the systems of Hegel and Heidegger and shows us where philosophy can learn from life. Finally, he tests the resources within Judaism for healing the breach between secularism and revelation. Emil Ludwig Fackenheim (1916 – 2003) was a Jewish philosopher and Reform rabbi. Born in Germany, he was arrested by Nazis on Kristallnacht. He escaped to Great Britain. Fackenheim was sent to Canada in 1940, where he was interned. He later enrolled in the University of Toronto and received a Ph.D. and became Professor of Philosophy. He researched the relationship of the Jews with God, believing that the Holocaust must be understood as an imperative requiring Jews to carry on Jewish existence and the survival of the State of Israel.
New York, N.Y. D. Appleton-Century Company, 1944. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 168,  pages. Front DJ flap is stuck to the inside of the front cover. Ex-library condition with usual library markings. Pencil markings noted. Includes endpaper maps, as well as 16 full page black and white illustrations between pages 86 and 87. Chapters include The Ship, The Plan, The Target, The Day, The Beaches, The Build-up, The People, The General, The Doure, The Peninsula, The Road to Cherbourg, The Battle at Octeville, The Caking of Cherbourg, Cherbourg. Also includes Postscript: The Reconquest of France. This is the first connected story of the most stupendous military and naval operation in history--the Allied invasion of France. The author, Charles Christian Wertenbaker, was the War Correspondent for Time and Life, and watched the strategy planned by the finest collection of military brains in the world. He, Ernie Pyle, and Life photographer Robert Capa rode with our advance troops into the villages of Normandy while German bullets spattered death in the narrow streets. Charles Christian Wertenbaker. (11 February 1901 – 8 January 1955) was an American journalist for Time, and author. Wertenbaker worked for Time publications from 1931 to 1948. By 1942, Wertenbaker was the magazine's foreign editor. Towards the end of the war, Wertenbaker reported from Paris, where he knew people like Ernest Hemingway and Irwin Shaw. He was one of many journalist who hung out at the Bar in the Hotel Scribe, as painted by colleague Floyd MacMillan Davis in Paris in 1945. After the war, he remained in France, where he continued as both journalist and author.
Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1896. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. , 513,  pages. Some cover wear. 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.--A Commander in Chief; Chapter VI--Flag Officer Commodore Not in Chief Command; Chapter VII--The Senior Officer Present; Chapter VIII--The Staff of a Flag Officer; Chapter IX--The Captain; Chapter X--The Executive Officer; Chapter XI--The Navigator and Ordnance Officer; Chapter XII-Officers of the Deck, and of Gun, Torpedo, and Powder Divisions; Chapter XIII-Junior Officers of the Line; Chapter XIV-Medical Officers; Chapter XVI-Engineer Officers; XVII-Chaplains; Chapter XVIII-Naval Constructors; Chapter X1X-Warrant Officers; Chapter XX-Petty Officers and Crew; Chapter XXL-Enlistments, Discharges, etc.; Chapter XXII-Marines; Chapter XXIII-Naval Administration and Discipline; Chapter XXIV--Medical Instructions; Chapter XXV- Pay and Allowances; Chapter XXVI-Supplies; Chapter XXVII-Purchases; Chapter XXVIII-Surveys and Sales; Chapter XXIX-Money; Chapter XXX-Accounts and Returns; Chapter XXXI-Steam Instructions; Chapter XXXII-Preservation and Repairs of Ships; Chapter XXXIII-Quarantine--Pilotage; Chapter XXXIV-Transport Service; Chapter XXXV-Correspondence; Chapter XXXVI--Leave of Absence and Liberty; Chapter XXXVII---Shore Stations; Chapter XXXVIII-Appointments and Promotions; Chapter XXXIX-Boards; Chapter XL-Courts of Inquiry; Chapter XLI-Summary Courts-Martial; Chapter XLII-General Courts-Martial, Articles for the Government of the Navy. Index to Regulations.
Racine, Wisconsin: Whitman Publishing Company, 1960. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 210 pages. Illustrated endpapers. Some page browning. Some cover wear. Chapters include The Medal of Honor; Two Things to Succeed (Mitchel's Raiders); The Fightingest Man (Dan Daly); One-Man Army (Alvin C. York); The Balloon-Buster (Frank Luke); Terror on the Black Isle (Herman H. Hanneken); Too Young to Fight! (Audie Murphy); "Go in and Get Them! (Samuel D. Dealey, Jr.); Some Kind of Miracle (Lloyd L. Burke). This book tells the stories of some of the heroic men who have been awarded the Medal of Honor from Civil War times up to and including the Korean Conflict. With 3,174 Medals of Honor awarded since 1862, it was a difficult task to choose the examples in the following chapters, but an effort was made to show the variety of deeds by which men have won the nation's highest award for valor on land, on sea, or in the air. Gordon Donald Shirreffs (January 15, 1914 – February 9, 1996) was an American author, known mostly for writing Western and juvenile (young adult) novels. He also wrote a teleplay. Two of his novels, Judas Gun and Rio Bravo, were made into movies (Vivo per la tua Morte, 1968 Italy, A Long Ride from Hell, in the U.S.A., Oregon Passage (1957 film), respectively). One of his short stories ("Silent Reckoning") became the movie The Lonesome Trail (1955). Gordon Shirreffs was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1914. When his National Guard unit was activated in 1940 Shirreffs served in World War II where he was stationed in Alaska's Aleutian Islands as part of the Pacific Theater. Following the war he attended Northwestern University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree.
New York, N.Y. Pageant Press, Inc., 1957. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. , 230,  pages. Citations at back of the book. Soiling and pencil erasure residue inside front and back covers and on fep. DJ is worn, torn, soiled, and chipped. Inscribed on the back of the dedication page by the author. Inscription reads: Mr. Wilson: I consider it a personal privilege to know you, personally. Warmest wishes, Ed. This biographical novel is the exciting story of the many forgotten heroic Hospital Corpsmen of the Navy. Chief Edelmann experienced the same nerve-wracking emotions, the same devotional communion with men described in Battle Cry and From Here to Eternity. But this book is more than just another war story. It is a revealing and detailed exploration of the forces that keep fear-ridden men going in the face of constant danger. This book is based on the premise that the true horror of war can never be fully understood except by those who have actually lived through holocaust, and felt the terrors of imminent death upon them. It is an effort to bring the lay reader closer to the point of understanding war than one has ever seen before. The author had permission to use the actual names of some of the heroes of the war.
London, England: George Routledge and Sons, 1863. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xiv-15-316,  pages. Decorative cover. Illustrations. Name inside front cover. Slightly cocked. Includes Preface, 16 Chapters, and Appendix. Chapters include information on the rise of the British Navy, the story of the ''Mary Rose," the story of the ''Golden Hind," and Drake's Circumnavigation of the World, The Story of Blake's Flag-ships, The Story of the "Royal Charles," The Story of the Centurion, The Story of a Mutiny; The Story of the "Arethusa"; The Story of the "Royal George''; The story of the Bellerophon; The Story of the "Queen Charlotte"; The Story of the "Leander,' The Story of the "Dreadnought''; The Story of the ''Shannon;'' The Story of the "Victory"; and The Story of a Shipwreck. William Henry Davenport Adams (1828–1891), was an English writer and journalist. William Henry Davenport Adams, born in London on 5 May 1828. After some experience as a teacher of special subjects in private families, he began a life of literary work by editing a newspaper in the Isle of Wight, and established a connection with the London press through such journals as the Literary Gazette, the London Journal and London Society. He made his reputation as a writer of popular science, a translator, and a lexicographer. He supervised a new edition of Mackenzie's National Cyclopedia, and did a large amount of reading and writing for Messrs. Black, for Blackie & Son of Glasgow, and Nelson & Sons, Edinburgh. In 1870, he founded the Scottish Guardian, which he edited down to 1878, and subsequently he projected and edited a series of volumes called The Whitefriars Library of Wit and Humour.
Boston, Mass. Ritter & Company, 1917. Presumed First U. S Edition, First printing. Hardcover. , frontis, 223,  pages. Illustrations. Maps. DJ worn, torn, soiled and chipped. Includes Translator's Preface and Foreword by Lieutenant J. H. Klein, Jr., U. S. Navy. Also includes chapters on Keeling Island; The "Ayesha"; On Board; A Fine Day on Board; An Uneasy Day; "Padang:"; "The Meeting with the "Choising"; The Passing of the "Ayesha"; From Perim to Hodeida; On to Sanaa; Shipwreck; The Attack; To the Railroad; and Homeward Bound. The story of the "Emden" ends where the adventure of the "Ayesha" begins. Hellmuth von Mücke (1881 – 1957) was an Officer of the Kaiserliche Marine, the navy of the German Empire, in the early 20th century and World War I. Mücke was born on 21 June 1881 in Zwickau, Saxony. At the age of 18, Mücke became a naval cadet and served on the schoolship Charlotte and later the battleship Kaiser Friedrich III. He became Leutnant zur See in September 1903 and was posted to the light cruiser Nymphe. In 1907, he became first officer of the 3rd Torpedo Boat Reserve Half-Flotilla and a year later a flag lieutenant to the Commander of Scouting Forces. He received command of the torpedo boat S.149 in 1910, while simultaneously acting as flag lieutenant for the First Torpedo Boat Flotilla. Mücke was the Executive Officer and First Lieutenant of the German Light Cruiser SMS Emden of the Imperial German Navy during her successful career as a commerce raider in the autumn of 1914.
Simi Valley, California: Parent-Wise Solutions, Inc., 2001. Later Printing. Trade paperback. 134,  pages. Illustrations. Includes Acknowledgments--Robert Bucknam, Introduction-Gary Ezzo; Chapter 1--Back to the Basics; Chapter 2--Moral Foundations; Chapter 3--Mealtime Activities; Chapter 4--Highchair Manners; Chapter 5--Waketime Activities; Chapter 6--Some Thoughts about Discipline; Chapter 7--Nap and Sleeptime Activities; Appendix A--Child Language Development; Appendix B--Teach Your Baby to Sign; Appendix C--Hints on Potty Training. Also includes Subject Index. Discover how you can take advantage of natural learning opportunities that are presented during feeding time, wake time, and sleep time--the three main activities in your baby's day--and learn powerful methods for instilling solid fundamental skills that will equip your pretoddler to successfully manage instructions, directions, freedoms, limitations, and relationships. On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep is a Christianity-based infant management book written by Gary Ezzo and pediatrician Robert Bucknam in 1993. Baby Wise presents an infant care program which the authors say will cause babies to sleep through the night beginning between seven and nine weeks of age. It emphasizes parental control of the infant's sleep, play and feeding schedule rather than allowing the baby to decide when to eat, play and sleep.
New York, N.Y. Picador USA, 1997. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. ix, , 308 pages. Includes List of Figures and Introduction; Commencing to Cut; Into Intimacies; From Cadaver to Carcuss to Reincorporation; and Acknowledgments. Also includes 29 black and white figures in the text. Albert Howard Carter is a professor of Comparative Literature and Humanities at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. He has written extensively on the interface of the humanities and medicine. Howard Carter (Ph.D., Comparative Literature, Iowa) writes about medicine and health from a humanistic perspective. He has been active in literature and medicine for over 20 years. Ever since his own father dedicated his body to medical research, the author has been intrigued by the fates of our bodies. This book is his account of the semester he spent watching first year medical students at Emory University in Atlanta dissect their cadavers. Nervous, uncertain, even fearful, the students begin the course by cutting open the back, and go on to discover details of the body's miraculous design, as well as some causes of its death. They finish with the puzzling key to the body--the brain--but also with a newfound reverence for the dead.
New York, N.Y. Macmillan Publishing Company, 1982. 8th Paperback Printing. Trade paperback. 296,  pages. Illustrations. Cover has wear and soiling. Minor staining at bottom edge of some pages. Includes Acknowledgments, Foreword, Epilogue, Appendix: A Note on Currency; Chronology; Select Bibliography; and Index. Chapters include Valois or Plantagenet? 1328-1340; Crecy 1340-1350; Poitiers and the Black Prince, 1350-1360; Charles the Wise 1360-1380; Richard II: A Lost Peace, 1380-1399; Burgundy and Armagnac: England's Opportunity, 1399-1413; Henry V and Agincourt, 1413-1422; John, Duke of Bedford, Regent of France 1422-1429; 'The Witch of Orleans' 1429-1435; The End: 'A Dismal Flight', 1450-1453. This social and military history covers the time between 1337 and 1453, the years of plunder, looting, and kidnapping that characterized the war and made fortunes for English soldiers. This lively account of the Hundred Years war is gracefully written, amply illustrated, and well endowed with battle charts, genealogical tables, and maps. This book should find an appreciative audience among the general public.
New York, N.Y. British Information Services, 1942. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. 20 pages, including covers. Front edge curved a bit. Cover and pages show some wear and soiling. Illustrations. Includes articles on R.A.F. bombs dropped on Germany and Occupied Territory; The scale of Britain's striking power; Germany's striking bases against Russia bombed and blasted into impotence; 1130 British Bombers in a single night over Cologne. There can be but one end...the complete disruption of the German war machine. It may well become increasingly difficult for the Nazis to replace the finished products or the factories "rubbed out" by the growing British bombing offensive. Utterly weary, the German people may well slow down their efforts. Surely the Germans must begin to ponder the wisdom of their leaders who taught them to gloat over the bombing of their fellow men in other lands. Combined with offensive action of every kind, the bombing of Germany will have done its work. Original illustrated wraps with black lettering on covers. Content printed on inside covers. Covers with striking artwork of the bombing of London during The Blitz. An impressive collection of b/w photographs, photomontages and drawings depicting the German air strikes on London, Rotterdam and Warsaw as well as British air strikes on Germany from July 1940 through June 1942. Pamphlet with graphic depiction of raids with detailed information on volume of bombs dropped by each side. The last chapter's headline: There can be but one end... ...the complete disruption of the German war machine." Some light wear and creasing of wraps.
Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, National Defense Research Institute, 2004. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. xviii, 47,  pages. Includes Introduction, Preface, Tables, Summary, Acknowledgments, Acronyms. and Bibliography, and chapters on The Vulnerability of U.S. Agriculture to Bio-Attacks; Potential Impact of a Major Act of Agroterrorism, and Policy Recommendations. Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense. This book aims to expand the current debate on domestic homeland security by assessing the vulnerabilities of the agricultural sector and the food chain to a deliberate act of biological terrorism and exploring the likely outcomes of a successful attack. Peter Chalk is an adjunct political scientist at the RAND Corporation. He has analyzed such topics as unconventional security threats in Southeast and South Asia; new strategic challenges for the U.S. in Latin America, Africa, and South Asia; evolving trends in national and international terrorism; international organized crime; the transnational spread of disease; and U.S. military links in the Asia-Pacific region. He is a specialist correspondent for Jane's Intelligence Review and associate editor of Studies in Conflict and Terrorism. Chalk has regularly testified before the U.S. Senate on issues pertaining to national and international terrorism and is author of numerous publications on various aspects of low-intensity conflict in the contemporary world. Chalk is also a senior instructor at the Postgraduate Naval School in Monterey, California. Before coming to RAND, Chalk was a professor of politics at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, and a fellow in the Strategic and Defense Studies Centre of the Australian National University, Canberra.
Quezon City, Philippines: New Day Publishers, 1987. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. xi, , 268 pages. Illustrations. Map. Notes. Appendices. Bibliography. Cover has some wear and soiling. Some page discoloration. Includes Preface, Acknowledgments, Introduction, Pictorial Section, Notes, Appendices, Bibliography, and Other Related New Day Books. Includes chapters on Cory's Background; Courtship and Marriage; Life as a Politician's Wife; Life as a Prisoner's Wife; Life in Exile; Life as a Widow; Life as Presidential Candidate; The People Power Revolution; and Life as President. This is the story of Corazon Aquino (the seventh president, and the first woman president, of the Philippine Republic). Her emergence in the Philippine political scene was totally unexpected, but as she started to grace the numerous meetings and rallies that followed the murder of her husband with her presence, she became the symbol of her people's fight to regain the freedom and justice--long denied them by a rapacious regime--which her husband began but did not live to see and realize. The story of Cory and the people power revolution is the synthesis of the painstaking recording of the unfolding events culled in hindsight by eyes trained to pick the facts that count - and expertise that the author is highly qualified for, after years of practice in legal research and brief making.
Lafayette, Louisiana: Huntington House Publishers, 1992. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. 223,  pages. Rear cover is creased. Foreword by James Walsh Inscribed and signed by the author. Inscription reads For The Bethesda Coes Family, With hope, Stephen Arrington. One of the members of the family (Amber Coe) in turn gave the family copies for Christmas, 1993. Amber capitalized in red the C in Coes in the inscription. Stephen Arrington is an American motivational and drug education speaker and writer. In the past, he was a Navy bomb disposal diver and Vietnam veteran. Arrington started his career serving at Navy bomb disposal unit (including service in Vietnam) from 1966 till 1971. He left the service as a chief petty officer and in 1979 he was caught selling a small amount of marijuana to another sailor and discharged, ending his 14-year military career. He was later hired as a pilot by someone he would find out was connected to the Medellin cartel and in 1982 was arrested after ditching the car with 55 pounds of cocaine in it at Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles as federal investigators were building a case against auto executive John DeLorean. One year later, after he was freed from the prison, he became an inmate fireman for Boron Prison Camp. He held that position for three years and then became an air diving supervisor at the College of Oceaneering. From 1987 to 1993, Arrington worked as an expedition leader and chief diver at the Cousteau Society. Since then, he works as a motivational and drug education speaker and writer, living in Paradise, California. Arrington also holds the position of a founder and president of the Dream Machine Foundation.
New York, N.Y. American Heritage Press, 1971. Presumed First U. S. Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 127,  pages. Illustrations (some in color). Maps DJ has wear, tears, creases, and soiling. This is one of the Library of the 20th Century series. Includes chapters on Slaves and Frontiers; The Growth of Afrikaner Nationalism; The Status of the Afrikaner; The Genesis of Afrikaner Supremacy; Apartheid and the Congress Movement; Republicanism Regained; and Conclusion. Also contains many black-and-white and color illustrations in the text, as well as a Chronology of Events; an index of main people, places, and events; and Author's suggestions for further reading. Godfrey Hugh Lancelot Le May (1919-2012) was a tutor and Emeritus Fellow at Worcester College, University of Oxford, and a former Dean of History at Worcester College. His focus area was modern British history. Born in South Africa, Le May's family traveled from England to South Africa during the Boer Wars, in which his grandfather was an officer. Le May served as a speech writer for Winston Churchill. He was a political advisor to Nelson Manuela. LeMay's most famous student was Benazir Bhutto.