New York: Farrar , Straus and Giroux, 1988. 11th Printing [stated]. Hardcover. , 659,  pages. DJ is price clipped. Signed by the author on the front end paper. Clipping from signing event laid in. Contains Prologue and Epilogue, as well as chapters on The Master of the Universe; Gibraltar; From the Fiftieth Floor; King of the Jungle; The Girl with Brown Lipstick; A Leader of the People; Catching the Fish; The Case; Some Brit Named Fallow; Saturday's Saturnine Lunchtime; The Words on the Floor; The Last of the Great Smokers; The Day-Glo Eel; I Don't know How to Lie; The Masque of the Red Death; Tawkin Irish; The Favor Bank; Shuhmun; Donkey Loyalty; Calls from Above; The Fabulous Koala; Styrofoam Peanuts; Inside the Cavity; The Informants; We the Jury; Death New York Style; Hero of the Hive; Off to a Better Place; The Rendezvous; An Able Pupil; Into the Solar Plexus; and Epilogue/ Financier Is Arraigned. Sherman McCoy, the central figure of Tom Wolfe's first novel, is a young investment Banker with a fourteen-room apartment in Manhattan. When he is involved in a freak accident in the Bronx, prosecutors, politicians, the press, the police, the clergy, and assorted hustlers high and low close in on him, licking their chops and giving us a gargantuan helping of the human comedy of New York, a city boiling over with racial and ethnic hostilities and burning with the itch to Grab It Now. Wolfe's gallery ranges from Wall Street, where people in their thirties feel like small-fry if they're not yet making a million per, to the real streets, where the aim is lower but the itch is just as virulent.
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London: Jonathan Cape, 1988. Second U.K. Printing. Hardcover. , 659,  pages. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page. Inscription reads: To Tracy, a matter for vanity. Tom Wolfe Includes Prologue and Epilogue, as well as chapters on Mutt on Fire; The Master of the Universe; Gibraltar; From the Fiftieth Floor; King of the Jungle; The Girl with Brown Lipstick; A Leader of he People; Catching the Fish; The Case; Some Brit Named Fallow; Saturday's Saturnine Lunchtime; The Words on the Floor; The Last of the Great Smokers; The Day-Glo Eel; I Don't Know How to Lie; Tawkin Irish; The Favor Bank; Shuhmun; Donkey Loyalty; Calls from Above; The Fabulous Koala; Styrofoam Peanuts; Inside the Cavity; The Informants; We the Jury; Death New York Style; Hero of the Hive; Off to a Better Place; The Rendezvous; An Able Pupil; Into the Solar Plexus; and Epilogue/ Financier Is Arraigned. Sherman McCoy, the central figure of Tom Wolfe's first novel, is a young investment Banker with a fourteen-room apartment in Manhattan. When he is involved in a freak accident in the Bronx, prosecutors, politicians, the press, the police, the clergy, and assorted hustlers high and low close in on him, licking their chops and giving us a gargantuan helping of the human comedy of New York, a city boiling over with racial and ethnic hostilities and burning with the itch to Grab It Now. Wolfe's gallery ranges from Wall Street, where people in their thirties feel like small-fry if they're not yet making a million per, to the real streets, where the aim is lower but the itch is just as virulent.
New York, N.Y. Random House, 1994. First Edition, Stated. Hardcover. xi, , 592,  pages. Selective Glossary. Inscribed For Jim Trefil, phisicist, from V. A., lyricist; my best wishes. V. Aksyonov. Chapters are Scythian Helmets; The Kremlin and Its Neighborhood; First Intermission; Second Intermission; The Chopin Cure; The General Line; The Theatrical Avant-Garde; Trotsky's on the Wall; Third Intermission; Fourth Intermission; The Village of Gorelovo and the Luch Collective Farm; Bags of Oxygen; Keen Eyes, Doves, and Little Stars; Tennis, Surgery, and Defensive Measures; The Charlatan Organ Grinder; Life-Giving Bacilli; Firth Intermission, Sixth Intermission; Count Olsufiev's Mansion; Indestructible and Legendary; Come on, Girls, Lend a Hand, Beauties! Above the Eternal Rest; I Recommend That You Not Cry! "I Dream of Hunchbacked Tiflis"; Marble Steps; Seventh Intermission; and Eighth Intermission; Listen--the Thump of Boots; Fireworks by Night; Underground Bivouac, First Intermission, Second Intermission, Dry Rations, Le Bemol; The Poor Boys; The Special Strike Force, Third Intermission, Fourth Intermission; Professor and Student; Clouds in Blue; Guest of the Kremlin; The Master of the Kremlin; Firth Intermission; Sixth Intermission; Professor and Student; Clouds in Blue; Guest of the Kremlin; The Master of the Kremlin; Firth Intermission; Sixth Intermission; Summer, Youth; A Sentimental Direction; We'll Waltz in the Kremlin; Officers' Candidate School; Seventh Intermission; Eighth Intermission; A Concert for the Front; Vertuti Militari; Temptation by Word; The Ozone Layer; The Path of October; Ninth Intermission; and Tenth Intermission.
New York, N. Y. Random House, 1999. First Edition (stated). Hardcover. xii, 482,  pages. Inscribed to Willy and Kathleen Warner, from their Foxhall, as well as Porcupine Cave, friend Vasya Ansyonov on January 16, 2000. Chapters cover The Procession; The Boulevard; The Premiere; The Terrace; The Sound of the Old Woman; The Lion in the Alioto; Miracle in Atlanta; The Border; Three Points of View; At Night on the Piazza Cicerna; A Quote; and A Meeting. Derived from a Kirkus review: It’s the picaresque history of singer-actor Alexander “Sasha” Korbach’s 13-year (1982—95) odyssey in and out of favor with Soviet authorities, pursuit of the good life in America, and lifelong search for a personal aesthetic—a “new sweet style” compounded of abstract universal and mundane specific elements. Aksyonov tells Sasha’s often beguiling story in a voice that addresses the reader directly. Aksyonov’s ego-driven antihero is an engaging bundle of sexual and creative energies, and the parade of characters orbiting around him—his enthusiastically Americanized ex- wife Anisia, fellow Russian-Americans like Bellovian hustler Tikhomir Barevyatnikov and sexual gameswoman Lenore Yablonsky, and especially Sasha’s American mistress Nora Mansour and her father, his “fourth cousin,” department-store millionaire philanthropist Stanley Korbach. They all have their own unruly reality, and help broaden the novel’s scope. The details of Sasha’s several careers-as filmmaker, professor, and “chairman of the Moscow branch of the Korbach Fund”-are also cunningly manipulated to bring the story to an absolutely stunning comic-apocalyptic conclusion in Jerusalem. Aksyonov’s fiction is well worth it.
Sydney, Australia: Angus and Robertson Ltd, 1944. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Format is approximately 5 inches by 7.375 inches. , 224 pages. Frontis illustration. Glossary. Bookplate on fep. Rare bookplate of Doris Allden! [This bookplate can also be found in the Neil Swift collection of Australian and New Zealand booksellers tickets, plus various bookplates, at Monash Collection online]. DJ is worn, torn (front flap nearly separated), soiled and chipped. Endpapers discolored. Minor page wear, soiling, and discoloration. Includes Foreword and Preface, as well as chapters on Good-Bye Australia; We Meet Italian Destroyers; Fuzzy-Wuzzy Town; Ashore at Bombay; Iraq--Abadan; A Short Spell--Ashar; Iran--Khorramshahr; Tale of the ITI M.V. HILDA; Bombay Again, Refitting; To the Mediterranean; Tobruk Convoys; Towards Home; Between Australia and the Japs; and Seven Against One. Also includes Glossary. This intimate story of H.M.A.S. Yarra, by one who served in her and loved her, should make all Australians who read it proud of the ship, her Captain, and her crew. It was Yarra's good fortune that in her nineteen months overseas she was called upon to perform many difficult and dangerous tasks, all of which she carried out with success and distinction. Into that time she crammed more adventure than would ordinarily be spread over half a dozen ships. This is the story of an Australian ship which for two and a half years endured the dullness, the discomforts, and sometimes the dangers, associated with war.
New York, N.Y. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1965. Later printing. Trade Paperback. xii, , 124,  pages. Includes Foreword, Preface, Table of Contents, Footnotes. Bibliographical Note, and Index. Also includes maps of Cuba and the United States, as well as maps of Hawaii, the Philippines, and China. The chapters are: Cuba, Voluptuous Cuba; Enter Mr. McKinley; Intervention, The Splendid Little War, The Fruits of Victory, and Epilogue. Popular belief has it that the United States went to war with Spain for specious reasons and that, except for the hysteria engendered by the "Yellow Press," the Cuban problem could have been settled peacefully. Professor Morgan argues that the administrations of Cleveland and McKinley pursued a logical course aimed at removing Spain from Cuba by diplomatic means, but that their plan failed because of Spanish inability to reform the island and end the devastating guerilla warfare that raged there. This is one of the America in Crisis series.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc., 1944. Presumed later printing [copyright is 1943 but 1944 is on title page]. Hardcover. ix, , 389,  pages. Illustrated endpapers. DJ is torn at spine and back side with flap separated. Front flap nearly separated. DJ is also worn, soiled and chipped. Includes Prologue, Cast of Characters, Epilogue, Source Notes, Bibliography, and Index. Chapters cover The Press Pass; Three Time Losers!; "Judge Not!"; Generals Die in the Army; Heroes Stand Alone; Main Chance Politicos; "Governors, Pardon!"; and Honest Wall Street Lawyers. Also includes illustrations of Horace Greeley, James Middleton Cox, Henry Clay, William Jennings Bryan; Alton B. Parker; Charles Evans Hughes; Winfield Scott; John Charles Fremont; George B. McClellan; Winfield Scott Hancock; Samuel J. Tilden; Stephen A. Douglas; James G. Blaine; Lewis Cass; Horatio Seymour; Alfred E. Smith; Alfred M. Landon; John W. Davis; and Wendell L. Willkie. All source notes, quotations and references are credited at the back of the book, and may easily be found by chapter and page citation. This is the story of the nineteen men who enjoyed, or suffered, an identical fate; they were all defeated for the presidency of the United States. These stories are not told in their chronological order, but are grouped according to those analogies which give history a fascinating plot structure. Irving Stone (born Tennenbaum, July 14, 1903 – August 26, 1989) was an American writer, chiefly known for his biographical novels of noted artists, politicians and intellectuals. Among the best known are Lust for Life (1934), about the life of Vincent van Gogh, and The Agony and the Ecstasy (1961), about Michelangelo.
New York: Simon and Schuster Inc., 1988. First Touchstone Edition, later printing. Trade Paperback. 199., ] pages. Illustrations. Includes Preface, as well as Epilogue, Appendix: Poett's Orders to Howard, Acknowledgments, Sources, and Index. Chapters cover D-Day: 0000 to 0015 Hours; D-Day Minus Two Years; D-Day Minus One Year to D-Day Minus One Month; D-day Minus One Month to D-Day; D-Day: 0016 to 0026 Hours; D-Day: 0026 to 0600 Hours; D-Day: 0600 to 1200 Hours; D-Day: 1200 to 2400 Hours; D-day Plus One to D-Day Plus Ninety; D-Day Plus Three Months to D-Day Plus Fifty Years; D-Day Plus Forty Years to D-day Plus Fifty Years. This gripping account of the turning point of World war II by acclaimed author Stephen Ambrose brings to life a daring mission so crucial that, had it been unsuccessful, the entire Normandy invasion might have failed. Ambrose traces each step of the preparations over many months to the minute-by-minute excitement of the hand-to-hand confrontations on the bridge. This is a story of heroism and cowardice, kindness and brutality--the stuff of all great adventures. In a review of To America: Personal Reflections of an Historian for the New York Times, William Everdell credited the historian with reaching "an important lay audience without endorsing its every prejudice or sacrificing the profession's standards of scholarship." Ambrose was a history professor from 1960 until his retirement in 1995. From 1971, he was on the faculty of the University of New Orleans, where he was the Boyd Professor of History in 1989, an honor given only to faculty who attain "national or international distinction for outstanding teaching, research, or other creative achievement"
New York, N.Y. Peter Smith, 1950. Second printing [stated]. Hardcover. x, , 450 pages. Some cover wear and soiling noted. Includes Preface, as well as Part 1, The Settler Breaks the Way; Part 2, The West Welcomes the Corporation; Part 3, The Corporation Triumphs; Part 4, The Government Forces Conservation. Also includes 12 black and white illustrations/maps, Selective Bibliography, and an Index. This is a valuable book... It tells for the first time with any completeness the history of the disposal of our public land. It brings to our attention many fresh facts, presents many new interpretations. It is, on the whole, vigorous and interesting. Among the grievances listed in the Declaration of Independence was the complaint that the King of Great Britain endeavored to "prevent the population of these States" by "obstructing the laws for naturalization of foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their emigrations hither, and raising the conditions of new appropriations of lands." For over one hundred and fifty years the colonies had enjoyed the privilege of molding their own land systems, but the Proclamation of 1763, and subsequent Orders in Council leading up to the Quebec Act of 1774, served notice to Americans that frontier policy was no longer a matter for colonial initiative but had become an imperial problem of first order. This interference with the free movement of colonists into the country west of the Appalachians was resented by southern and New England colonies alike, and constituted one of the major causes of the American Revolution.
Garden City, N.Y. Doubleday, Page & Company, 1927. Reprint Edition (originally published in 1916). Hardcover. xvi, , 301,  pages. Sticker on inside back cover. Decorative front cover. Some stains and soiling to some pages noted. Signed by the author on the title page. Includes 60 black and white illustrations, as well as footnotes, an appendix and an index. Includes chapters on Mount Vernon's Beginnings; What Lawrence Found on His Tract; Lawrence Plans George's Career; Absences from Home; A Chapter wholly Away from Mount Vernon; Settling in Mount Vernon; Washington as a Planter; Social Life; Washington in Colonial Public Life; Last Years Before the Revolution; Mount Vernon During the Revolution; Washington's Delight to Be at Mount Vernon Again; Burdens of Greatness; Mount Vernon the cradle of Constitutional Agitation; Mount Vernon During the Presidency; Planter Once More; The Year 1799; Death Chamber Sealed; Career of Bushrod Washington; Mount Vernon Lands Diminish; Remaking the Home of George Washington. Also contains Appendix on the Title to Mount Vernon; Table of General Washington's Visits to Mount Vernon; Tables of those Born, Married, & Buried at Mount Vernon; Mount Vernon Ladies' Association.
New York, N.Y. H. Wolff, 1963. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. xiv, , 333,  pages. Some DJ wear. Includes Foreword, Acknowledgments, Notes, Appendix: The Documentary Structure of Leviathan, Bibliography, and Index. Chapters on The Need for Leviathan; Drawing Leviathan's English Pattern; Drafting American Specifications; Operation Adjustments; Increasing Friction; Approach of Terror; Disintegration; Constructing the Confederate Leviathan; The Reason for Two Leviathans; Operation under Disadvantages; The Confederate Leviathan Collapses; A New Leviathan; and Perfecting Leviathan's New Design. An historical account of how & why the machinery of American Democracy, despite its expert design and specifications, broke down a century ago and made necessary some new blueprints [from the front of the dust jacket]. This new interpretation of American democracy by fills a real gap. Historians, Mr. Nichols points out, have a way of writing about events and personalities without concerning themselves with the underlying and the significant, the less obvious operations which are the reason for things. In American history, there has been the steady evolution, over a thousand years of English and American experience, of the American knack for maintaining self-government and liberty, the invention of the American mechanism, operated by the people themselves, for securing social order and attaining greatness. For the purpose of adjusting and eliminating the inevitable conflicts of will and interest, they have negotiated and recorded agreement, they have substituted legislation for bloodshed, and they have reached for the pen rather than for the sword.
London: The Westminster Press (Gerrards LTD.), 1903. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Format is approximately 4.875 inches by 7.25 inches. x, , 145,  pages, Folding map of Southern Asia at end. Decoration on front cover. Some endpaper and edge soiling and discoloration. Some page foxing and soiling. Slightly cocked. Frontis Illustration. Includes Publisher's NOTICE of potential inaccuracies and/or imperfections due to short production schedule. Includes Introduction by Lionel Yexley. Historical Records, Life in the Royal Navy--"A Day's Work"; Raising the Dredger at Hong Hong; and Admiral Seymour's Attempt to Relieve Pekin. Includes illustrations of the H.M.S. Goliath; W. Deller, Gunnery Instructor; Colombo Breakwater; The Torpedo Staff; Ship's Pet "Tom"; Forecastle Football Team; Petty Officers'; Marines' Prize 6-in. Gun's Crew; Japanese Girls; Seamen's Racing Cutter's Crew; Marines' Cutter's Crew; Gymnastic Class; Iris Garden, Tokio; Marines' Gig's and Whaler's Crew; Whaler's Sailing Racing Crew; Yomeimon Gate; Japanese Wrestlers; Rugby Football Team; 65-in Gun's Crew, Winners, 1903; Stokers' Football Team; and R. Savidge. Table of Distances, etc. at the end of the book. This is No. 5 of The "Log" Series. On March 27th, 1900, H.M.S. "Goliath" was commissioned at Chatham for service on the China Station by Captain Wintz, her commander being Commander Hillimore. She had a complement of 756 officers and men. On May 28th, there was a coal consumption trial of twenty-four hours, which was completed successfully.
London, England: Oxford University Press, 1916. Second Edition, revised. Wraps. 100 pages. Worn. Black and white maps/battle plans, small diagrams showing positions/directions of ships. Includes Introductory Note, Sir John Jellicoe's Dispatch, June 24, 1916; Sir David Beatty's Report, June 19, 1916; The Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to Sir John Jellicoe, July 4, 1916; and an Index. Also includes Diagrams of The Scene of the Battle, and The Chart of the Battle. Also includes a map of the British Battle Fleet, as well as introductory notes, The Battle of Jutland Bank, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe's Dispatch, and Sir David Beatty's Report. Also includes an index. Charles Sanford Terry (24 October 1864, Newport Pagnell – 5 November 1936, Aberdeen) was an English historian and musicologist who published extensively on Scottish and European history as well as the life and works of J. S. Bach. He was appointed Burnett-Fletcher Professor of History and Archaeology at the University of Aberdeen from 1903 until his retirement in 1930. He served as president of the Association of Scottish History. "On May 31, 1916, the German High Sea Fleet was brought to an engagement off Jutland Bank, on the coast of Denmark. Earlier Admirals von Scheer and Hipper had put out from their bases upon 'an enterprise directed northward', in the language of the German Admiralty. The phrase certainly connotes an enterprise other than the engagement of May 31, though the semi-official narrative of the battle, published on June 5, announced Admiral von Scheer to have left port 'to engage portions of the British Fleet, which were repeatedly reported recently to be off the coast of Norway'.[Introductory Note.].
New York, N.Y. The Century Co., 1917. Presumed First Edition, First Printing Thus. Hardcover. vii, , 202,  pages. Cover has some wear and soiling. Spine frayed at top. Includes Preface, as well as chapters on Our First Success; An Eventful Night; The Sinking of the Transport; Rich Spoils; The Witch-Kettle; A Day of Terror; A Lively Chase; The British Bull-Dog; and Homeward Bound! The author held the rank of Captain-Lieutenant, and was the Commander of U-202. His bestselling book was Kriegstagebuch U 202 (published 1916), translated by Barry Domvile as U boat 202. (The title “U 202” was fictional; a German submarine with this name did not exist). The book was one of the most widely spread works of German World War I literature.
New York: Hearst International Library Co., 1916. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Format is approximately 5.25 inches by 7.5 inches. xii, 247,  pages. Decorated front cover. Frontis illustration. Name of previous owner [John Lyman!!!] stamped inside front cover. Includes Introduction, as well as chapters on How Germany Got the U-Deutschland, and How the U-Deutschland Got Me; Trial Trip and Outward bound; The First Day at Sea; The U-Boat Trap; Head downward in the North Sea; Westward Ho!; In the Atlantic; Hell With the Lid on; America; Baltimore; Farewell to Baltimore; Breaking Through; Homeward Bound; Home Again; and How Germany Welcomed Us Back. Also includes 32 black and white illustrations. Paul Liebrecht König (March 20, 1867 – September 9, 1933) was a sailor and business executive. He is most known for two visits he made to the United States in 1916 as captain of the merchant submarine U-Deutschland. König was a captain in the German merchant navy. In 1916 during World War I, he became a reserve Kapitänleutnant in the Imperial German Navy. Later in 1916, König became commanding officer of the merchant submarine Deutschland. He took it on two patrols to the United States for commercial purposes. He arrived at Baltimore on July 10, 1916, with a cargo of dyestuffs. He later made a second voyage and putting in at New London, Connecticut. He received the Iron Cross 1st class the same year. König wrote a book called Voyage of the Deutschland, which was heavily publicized. König then became commanding officer of a Sperrbrechergruppe (group of blockade runners; 1917), and later was an executive at Norddeutscher Lloyd (1919–1931).
New York, N.Y. Thomas Y. Crowell Co., 1979. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 271,  pages. One source lists this author as being having the real name of Don Newnham but that has not been confirmed. If so, he was born in Canada and worked for many years as a newspaper correspondent. This novel is a dramatic reconstruction of the last eleven weeks in the life of T. E. Lawrence, Lawrence of Arabia, who died on the 19th of May, 1935. It is based on his experiences during and after World War I, as written by him and in differing accounts by historians and biographers. The events and characters in this novel are historically accurate, except where the demands of fiction are stronger than those of history. Where one truth ends and another begins is, as always, for the individual to decide. Based on meticulous historical research, and intricately interweaving real and fictional characters, The Murder of Lawrence of Arabia places an unknowing Lawrence at the center of a web of international intrigue from which there is no escape. A fascinating reading experience, the novel is an impressive achievement on many levels--in the authenticity of its details, in the compelling psychological portrait the author draws of the haunted, enigmatic Lawrence, in his sweeping evocation of Lawrence's Middle East adventures, and in the sheer page-turning suspense he develops as the hunters close in on their quarry.
New York, N.Y. Harper & Row, Publishers, 1977. First Edition (stated). Hardcover. , 276,  pages. DJ has slight wear, soiling, and flap creases. This story encompasses California theatre in its heyday, the movies in the silent days and now, the San Francisco earthquake and fire, as well as both world wars. As the journal entries continue to the present, the drama builds to its powerful climax. Only a man who has conducted a shameless, passionate, brazen, lifetime love affair with the theatre and the movies could have produced this spellbinding, glamorous, tantalizing, enthralling, human story. The portrait is complete. John J. Tumulty stands revealed in all his fascinating complexity. One Hell of an Actor is a triumphant blend of fine storytelling, outsize characters, suspense, and a technique that reminds us fiction is still a fluid form. Garson Kanin (November 24, 1912 – March 13, 1999) was an American writer and director of plays and films. Garson Kanin began his show-business career as a jazz musician, burlesque comedian, and actor. He graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City and made his Broadway debut in Little Ol' Boy (1933). In 1935, Kanin was cast in a George Abbott play and soon became Abbott's assistant. Kanin made his Broadway debut as a director in 1936, at the age of 24, with Hitch Your Wagon. Kanin's best-selling novel Smash (1980), about the pre-Broadway tryout of a musical comedy, was inspired by his experience directing the 1964 musical Funny Girl and was adapted into the 2012 television series Smash. In 1985, he was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.
West Point, New York: United States Military Academy, 1978. 3rd Edition. Wraps. v, , 68, , Appendix: Directory of Addresses of Specialized Agencies and Organizations. Index. Name of compiler on the title page underlined in ink. Slight cover wear and soiling. This is USMA Library Bulletin No. 14A. Foreword by Egon A. Weiss, the Librarian of the United States Military Academy. This third edition updates USMA Library Bulletins Numbers 7 and 14 issued in 1969 and 1975 respectively This new edition of the bulletin is designed to facilitate access to a wider scope of sources in this discipline. This annotated military history bibliography has been prepared to aid researchers. In this third edition, several categories, including "order of battles", 'abstracts', 'lineages', 'statistics', and 'guide books' have been added to broaden the scope and usefulness of this bibliography. Items selected for inclusion are mostly in English, contain reliable information, and are available in many large libraries. Thus, it does not claim to be exhaustive, but it is intended to be an effective research aide for ROTC students, cadets, faculty, historians and other researchers.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1941. Later printing, possibly book club. Hardcover. 304 pages. DJ is worn, torn, chipped, soiled, and is price clipped. Endpapers discolored. Some page discoloration. Includes Preface, as well as probably the most expert stories of espionage ever written, based on Mr. Maugham's own experiences as a British agent during the First World War. This fascinating book, first published in 1928, is now officially required reading for persons entering the British Secret Service, and is accepted as literal fact by Dr. Goebbels. It contains probably the most expert stories of espionage ever written. They are based, of course, on Mr. Maugham's own experiences as a British agent during the First World War, but they were written, the author emphasizes in a preface especially written for this edition, purely as entertainment. They make wonderfully exciting reading, freshly significant in these times. William Somerset Maugham CH (25 January 1874 – 16 December 1965) was an English playwright, novelist, and short-story writer. He was among the most popular writers of his era and reputedly the highest-paid author during the 1930s. Orphaned, he was raised by a paternal uncle. He did not want to become a lawyer like other men in his family, so he trained and qualified as a physician. His first novel Liza of Lambeth (1897) sold out so rapidly that Maugham gave up medicine to write full-time. During the First World War, he served with the Red Cross and in the ambulance corps before being recruited in 1916 into the British Secret Intelligence Service. He worked for the service in Switzerland and Russia before the October Revolution of 1917 in the Russian Empire.
New York: Bloomsbury, 2013. First U.S. Edition [stated]. Hardcover. x, 273,  pages. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrations. Signed and Inscribed by the author on the title page. Signature under author's printed name. Below which is the inscription: For Susie, With best wishes, Bob Oct. 15, 2014. Includes Introduction, Acknowledgments, Notes, Selected Bibliography, and Index. Chapters cover "A Craving for Light"; "This Great National Map;' 'In Daguerreotypes...We Beat the World," "Large Copies from Small Originals"; "Startling Likenesses of the Great"; "Wonderful Strangers"; "Last Place...to See the Nation Whole"; "Illustrations of Camp Life"; "A Continuous Roll of Musketry"; "More Eloquent Than the Sternest Speech"; "The Terrible Reality and Earnestness of War"; "Brady and the Lilliputians"; "Rebel Invasion"; "That Memorable Campaign"; "The Ball Has Opened"; "A Photographic Pantheon"; "Familiar as Household Words"; and "The Stings of Poverty". Wilson's 2013 book, Mathew Brady: Portraits of a Nation, is a biography of the pioneer photographer Mathew Brady. Reviewers noted the difficulties of writing a biography of Brady, about whom many details are unknown. Washington Post reviewer Michael Ruane thought the book's best aspect was "its fascinating account of how the business of photography worked in the mid-19th century", and The Economist similarly commented that the book was "more a portrait of an age than of a man". He also wrote The Explorer King: Adventure, Science, and the Great Diamond Hoax; Clarence King in the Old West, about the flamboyant 19th century geologist Clarence King, who was the first director of the U. S. Geological Survey.
New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1980. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. Format is approximately 8.75 inches by 11.25 inches. , 119 pages. Signed by the author, Tom Wolfe, on the front free endpaper. DJ has wear, tears, soiling, and chips. Includes chapters on Stiffened Giblets; Entr'actes and Canapes; In Our Time; The Man Who Always Peaked Too Soon; Portraits; The World of Art; The Bohemian Hedge, California, England, and New York. Special thanks were given to Harper's where the feature called "In Our Time" originates, and where the drawings on pages 2, 6, 12, 24-54, and 70 first appeared. Tom Wolfe introduces us to the inhabitants of this cockeyed landscape--The New Cookie, ''the girl in her twenties for whom the American male now customarily shucks his wife of two to four decades when the electrolysis gullies appear above her upper lip"; The Modern Mother, who is more childish than her children; The Fondly Trusting Father as he first opens the door to his daughter's coed dorm room. Most of the drawings in this volume were done over the past three years, but the book also provides a retrospective of Wolfe's twenty-three years as a graphic artist. In 1980, Tom Wolfe received the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award for achievement in prose style; the Columbia Journalism Award, which is the Columbia School of Journalism's highest honor; and the National Sculpture Society's special citation for art history. In this work, Wolfe focuses on the changing mores and social landscape of the 1980s, with drawings from two decades as a graphic artist.
Toronto, New York: Bantam Books, 1982. Authorized Abridgment, 8th Printing [stated]. Mass market paperback. xiii, , 449,  pages. Illustrations. Some wear/discoloration. This was originally published as United States Submarine Operations in World War II. It was written from records prepared by Rear Admiral R. G. Voge, Captain W. J. Holmes, Commander W. H. Hazzard, Lieut. Comdr. D. S. Graham, Lieut. H. Kuehn and from submarine patrols reports and data from the United States Strategic Bombing Survey. Includes Foreword by Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz; and Introduction by Rear Admiral R. G. Voge who captained the USS Sealion and the USS Sailfish. Chapters include Submarines to War; The Fighting Defense; All-Out Attrition; Pacific Sweep; and Japanese Sunset. An Authorized Account Dedicated to the Valiant Submariners of the U.S. Navy Who Lost Their Lives in World War II. Theodore Roscoe dramatically tells the true story of the Pacific showdown, as the submariners themselves recall all the nerve-shattering, depth-charging action from Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay. This ‘standard’ in the study of submarine warfare. first published in 1949, abridged and repeatedly reprinted, remains the basic primer for those interested in the U.S. Navy's submarine war against the Axis in World War II. Based on war patrol reports, action reports, and other wartime (then) classified information. Enduring enough to be nicknamed ‘SUBOPS’, this well-regarded publication was commissioned by the Bureau of Naval Personnel and although not without error or fault, remains one of those books that are routinely listed as source material for almost any/all submarine works dealing with the WWII.
Bantam Edition: Bantam Books, 1978. Presumed First Bantam Edition. Specially Illustrated Edition. Mass market paperback. , 338,  pages. Fold-out color illustration inside the front cover. Illustrations. Maps. This is one of the Bantam War Book Series. Several black "X"s on bottom edge. The story of Douglas Bader is one of the most extraordinary personal sagas of World War II or indeed of any war. This is the true story of a world-famous fighter pilot, who lost both legs in an air crash. After his accident, Douglas Bader vowed to come back, to fly again. He did. The fighter tactics he evolved helped to win the Battle of Britain. Downed over France, trapped in his burning Spitfire, he escaped only because one of his artificial legs was sheared off. Twice captured, he twice escaped before being captured again for the duration. He shot down 22 enemy planes. Paul Chester Jerome Brickhill (20 December 1916 – 23 April 1991) was an Australian fighter pilot, prisoner of war, and author who wrote The Great Escape, The Dam Busters, and Reach for the Sky. Brickhill had been approached by John Pudney with a proposal to write a book on the Stalag Luft 3 mass escape. This was eventually to be published as The Great Escape. Once in England Brickhill asked the RAF about the status of a proposed history of 617 squadron, offering his services. As the RAF had made no progress in finding an author, his offer was accepted. The Great Escape was published in 1950 and brought the incident to wide public attention. The history of 617 Squadron and in particular its involvement in Operation Chastise and the destruction of dams in the Ruhr valley was published in 1951 as The Dam Busters, which sold over one million copies.
New York, N.Y. Ballantine Books, 1982. First Ballantine Books Edition [stated]. Presumed first printing. Mass market paperback. xvii, , 298,  pages. Corners of several pages creased. Some page soiling and discoloration. Cover has some wear and soiling. The thrilling true story of Lt. Col. Pyotr Popov, the first agent the CIA recruited within the Soviet intelligence service. Reads like the best of le Carre -- but fact. This book builds to a dramatic conclusion with the kind of mounting tension one would expect to find in the best novels about espionage. William J. Hood was a retired senior officer in the Central Intelligence Agency and a writer. During World War II, Mr. Hood volunteered for the Office of Strategic Services. "Bill Hood was one of the heroes of O.S.S. and C.I.A., a major figure and leader in the clandestine services over three decades, a member of Allen Dulles's wartime team, and a successful and inspiring leader of operations in Central Europe and at headquarters," wrote a former colleague. After the war, Mr. Hood remained in Europe, working for the agency in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland, often as chief of station. He was one of three deputies of James Jesus Angleton, the head of counterintelligence at the agency. Before retiring, he was chief of operations for Latin America and had worked in New York undercover at the United Nations. After he retired, Mr. Hood wrote "Mole," a nonfiction story of a Soviet Army colonel who became a double agent. He then wrote three spy novels, "Spy Wednesday," "The Sunday Spy," and "Cry Spy," all of which were well received. His last book was "A Look Over My Shoulder," a biography of Richard Helms, whom he had worked for when Helms was the director of the agency.
New York: Vintage International, Vintage Books, A Division of Random House, Inc., 2001. First Vintage International Edition [stated]. First printing [stated]. Trade paperback. , 311,  pages. Autographed copy sticker on front cover. Signed by the other on the title page. Minor wear and soiling noted. With his first novel since the internationally acclaimed The English Patient, Booker Prize winning author Michael Ondaatje gives us a work displaying all the richness of imagery and language and the piercing emotional truth that we have come to know as the hallmarks of his writing. Anil's Ghost is a fictional work set during this political time and historical moment. And while there existed organizations similar to those in this story, and similar events took place, the characters and incidents in the novel are invented. Today the war in Sri Lanka continues in a different form. Anil's Ghost transports us to Sri Lanka, a country steeped in centuries of tradition, now forced into the modern world by the ravages of civil war. Into this maelstrom steps Anil Tissera, a young woman born in Sri Lanka, educated in England and America, who returns to her homeland as a forensic anthropologist sent by an international human rights group to discover the source of the organized campaigns of murder engulfing the island. What follows is a story about love, about family, about identity, about the unknown enemy, about the quest to unlock the hidden past--a story propelled by a riveting mystery. Unfolding against the deeply evocative background of Sri Lanka's landscape and ancient civilization, Anil's Ghost is a literary spellbinder--Michael Ondaatje's most powerful novel yet.