New York: Simon & Schuster, 1994. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 494,  pages. Maps. Illustrations. Sources and Acknowledgments. Notes. Bibliography. Index. This is a gripping account of an exceptional man - Jim Gavin, America's best paratrooper leader throughout WWII. During Operation Market Garden, Gavin wrote a new chapter in paratrooper heroism, seizing all his objectives despite a serious spinal injury on landing. The first comprehensive biography of James M. Gavin profiles the heroic general who led the famous 82nd Airborne Division during World War II and who later worked at the Pentagon and served as ambassador to France under President Kennedy. First printing was reportedly limited to only 20,000 copies. T. Michael Booth was a former paratrooper and Green Beret. A graduate of Yale, he knew General Gavin for a period of time before the Generals death and had his encouragement to produce this biography. Duncan Spencer was the author or coauthor of numerous books, among them Paratrooper and Conversations with the Enemy (which was a nonfiction finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He was a veteran journalist who had worked for The Washington Star and had been a columnist for Roll Call.
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New York: PublicAffairs, 2011. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xxiv, 433,  pages. Illustrations. Abbreviations Used in Notes. Notes. Index. Kathryn McGarr is an assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research focuses on twentieth-century American political history. McGarr’s current research is on the history of foreign policy reporters in Washington, D.C., from World War II through the early Cold War period. She traces how reporting practices and social networks among journalists built the capital’s modern echo chamber and forged a consensus on America’s foreign policy obligations—especially its responsibility for leading what became called the free world. McGarr wrote a biography of the Democratic power broker Bob Strauss, The Whole Damn Deal: Robert Strauss and the Art of Politics.
Baltimore, MD: Baltimore Dan! 1979. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 303,  pages. Appendices. DJ has wear, soiling, tears, chips, and creases. Some edge soiling and wear noted. The author was a recognized authority in the field of original manufacturers' publications and has written exclusively about that end of the antique and special interest car collecting community. He was a long-time member of the Pontiac Oakland Club International and the Society of Automotive Historians. The author had amassed one of the largest collections of Pontiac memorabilia, especially sales literature from across the world relating to Pontiacs. This collected included many one-of=a kind items without which a truly comprehensive Pontiac book would not have been possible.
Contoocook, NH: Dragonwyck Publishing, 1983. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. Format is approximately 8.75 inches by 11.25 inches. 192 pages. Decorated front cover. Profusely illustrated. Preface by Marvin F. Studebaker. Footnotes. Some page foxing noted. This is a Dragonwyck National Heritage Series Book. A delightful history of the Studebaker heritage - showing the history from the buggy to the more recent Studebakers this book provides the reader with the complete history not only in words but in black and white photographs. Asa Hall had a lifelong interest in wheeled transportation and its history, specifically that of horse drawn vehicles, motor cars and trucks, agricultural equipment, and railroads. His collection of antique vehicles included three horse drawn vehicles, 13 farm tractors and 36 motorized antique cars and trucks. He also held membership in over 20 organizations representing the above mentioned types of transportation and transportation history. He was co-author of the hard cover book THE STUDEBAKER CENTURY. Additionally, he authored numerous articles on Studebaker history. He served on The Board of Directors of six national and international organizations dealing with the history of transportation, one of which he founded. During the Vietnam Period, Asa served as a medic in the U.S. Navy. Asa E. Hall was a Life member of Studebaker Drovers Club and had an extensive collection of Studebaker trucks, cars, horsedrawn vehicles, and memorabilia.
Mumbai, India: The Taj Magazine, 2007. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Trade paperback. Format is approximately 8.25 inches by 10.5 inches. 401,  pages. THIS ISSUE ONLY. Profusely illustrated (most in color). Some cover wear and corner creasing noted. The cover story is A Colorful Procession of India's Presidents by Inder Malhotra. Includes articles on the Rashtrapati Bhavan, on the role of the President (by Goolam Vahanvti, the Solicitor General of India), The Railway arrives in India by Sharada Dwivedi and Hahul Mehrotra, an article on the jewelry of South India by Lakshmi Lal, an article on fashion designer Narendra Kumar. and a profile of distinguished potter B. R. Pandit by Shavnam Minwalla.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1899. This volume is presumed to be a First Edition, but later printing (Copyright is 1898 but publication date on title page is 1899). Hardcover. Volume V ONLY. xxii, , 406,  pages. Illustrations. Fold-out map at back. Index. Front board weak, and restrengthened with glue. Bookplate of John Lyman inside front cover! Includes Introduction, as well as chapters on The Demand for Intervention; Teaching Spain to Despise Us; The White Squadron; Armored Cruisers and Battleships; Treacherous Destruction of the Maine; The Days Just Before the War; The War Message; First Shot of the War; Brave Work Along Shore; Dewey at Manila; Sampson's First Search of Cervera; The Oregon's Famous Run; Schley's Cruise to Santiago; The Blockade of Santiago; The Marines at Guantanamo; Auxiliaries and Naval Militia; Destruction of Cervera's Squadron; Seamen of the Squadrons Contrasted; Capture of Guam and Manila; Surrender of Santiago and Afterward; and Our New Naval Programme. John Randolph Spears (1850–1936) was an American author and journalist. In 1875, he became editor of the East Aurora Advertiser, and the next year he founded the Silver Creek Local. He was a reporter on the Buffalo Express from 1880 until 1882, when he joined the staff of the New York Sun. Later, devoting himself to writing, he settled at Little Falls, N. Y.
Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1945. Presumed First Edition/First Printing. Hardcover. viii, 102 pages. Maps. Footnotes. Includes Introductory Note, Historical Survey (Sections 1-36), and Appendices on Polish Intervention in Russia (XVIIIth Century); Russian Intervention in Poland (XVIIIth Century); Eastern Galicia and the Peace Conference; Lord Curzon's Note of 11 July 1920; 1919-1920; Number of Poles east of the Curzon Line; Documents: Some of the Official Statements in April-May 1943 and January-February 1944; and Statement of the Crimean Conference. Also includes maps of The Western Lands and the Baltic; The Congress Kingdom of Poland, 1815-1914; Polish Ethnographical Map of Poland, 1909; Russian Ethnographical Map of Poland, 1914; Poland, 1921-1939; Polish Claims in 1919; and Redrawing of VIa. This survey was based on Sir John Maynard's report undertaken at the invitation of the Anglo-Soviet Public Relations Association. Sir John's death in December 1943 prevented him from completing it. The Editor was asked to prepare for publication such parts of Sir John's manuscript as had clearly been given final form and to supplement those passages with additional and connective material, bringing the account of events up to the spring of 1944. The Editor was a professor of Russian at the University of Birmingham and Lecturer in Slavonic Studies at the University of Oxford.
London, England: Richard Bentley, 1837. A New Edition, with Additions and Notes. Leather. VOLUME VI. viii, 567 pages. Illustrated endpapers. Footnotes. Illustrations. Fold-outs. Contains chapters on British and French Fleets in 1812; British and American Navies in 1813; British and French Fleets in 1814; British and French Fleets in 1815; State of the British Navy in 1816; State of the British Navy from 1817 to 1820; The Burmese War in 1824; and The Battle of Navarino in 1827. Also contains diagrams of Action off Madagascar, and Action of the Guerriere and Constitution. In one of the most comprehensive histories of the Navy in the Napoleonic Wars ever published, James' rigorous research methodology using various contemporary sources provides detailed descriptions of the operations of the Royal Navy in the period. Fleet campaigns and minor engagements are discussed, with technical and tactical details of ships and battles also provided. These volumes (here reissued from the 1859 edition) remain an invaluable source of information for the history of the Royal Navy during this fascinating period. The book remained a major reference work and was so often consulted that the Navy Records Society published an index to the history in 1895, which is now available on the Internet. Frederick Chamier wrote nautical novels somewhat in the style of Marryat, including The Unfortunate Man (1835), Ben Brace, the Last of Nelson's Agamemnons (1836), The Arethusa (1837), Jack Adams, the Mutineer (1838), The Spitfire (1840), Tom Bowling (1841), a trilogy Count Konigsmark (1845) and Jack Malcolm's Log (1846). In addition, he continued William James's Naval History.
Washington DC: Naval Research Laboratory, 2000. Presumed first edition, First printing thus. Spiral bound. Format is approximately 4 inches by 6 inches. Unpaginagated (24 pages plus covers). Illustrations (most in color). References. A pocket-sized version of NRL achievements. Due to its small size and ephemeral nature, relatively few copies of this work appear to have survived in private hands. The United States Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) is the corporate research laboratory for the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps. It conducts basic scientific research, applied research, technological development and prototyping. The laboratory's specialties include plasma physics, space physics, materials science, and tactical electronic warfare. NRL is one of the first US government scientific R&D laboratories, having opened in 1923 at the instigation of Thomas Edison, and is currently under the Office of Naval Research. NRL is a Navy Working Capital Fund activity, which means it is not a line-item in the US Federal Budget. Instead of direct funding from Congress, all costs, including overhead, are recovered through sponsor-funded research projects.
London, England: Richard Bentley, 1837. A New Edition, with Additions and Notes. Leather. VOLUME V ONLY. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrations. Fold-outs. Footnotes. Cover worn. Some pages have foxing and soiling. Includes chapters on British and French Fleets from 1808 to 1811, as well as diagrams on Seahorse and Badere-Zaffer; Amethyst and Thetis; Amethyst and Niemen; Spartan with Ceres and consorts, commencement of action, and its termination. Includes Appendix and Notes on Annual Abstracts. In one of the most comprehensive histories of the Navy in the Napoleonic Wars ever published, James' rigorous research methodology using various contemporary sources provides detailed descriptions of the operations of the Royal Navy in the period. Fleet campaigns and minor engagements are discussed, with technical and tactical details of ships and battles also provided. These volumes (here reissued from the 1859 edition) remain an invaluable source of information for the history of the Royal Navy during this fascinating period. The book remained a major reference work and was so often consulted that the Navy Records Society published an index to the history in 1895, which is now available on the Internet. Frederick Chamier wrote nautical novels somewhat in the style of Marryat, including The Unfortunate Man (1835), Ben Brace, the Last of Nelson's Agamemnons (1836), The Arethusa (1837), Jack Adams, the Mutineer (1838), The Spitfire (1840), Tom Bowling (1841), a trilogy Count Konigsmark (1845) and Jack Malcolm's Log (1846). In addition, he continued William James's Naval History and wrote some books of travel.
London, England: Richard Bentley, 1837. A New Edition, with Additions and Notes. Leather. VOLUME IV ONLY, 1805 continued to 1807. 375 pages. Leather cover worn and scratched. Decorated endpapers. Footnotes. Includes chapters on pages 1805, 1806, and 1807, as well as Diagrams on pages 5, 25, 34, 40, 44, 48, 50, 68, 71, 102, 111, 113, and 167. Fold-outs at rear of volume. In one of the most comprehensive histories of the Navy in the Napoleonic Wars ever published, James' rigorous research methodology using various contemporary sources provides detailed descriptions of the operations of the Royal Navy in the period. Fleet campaigns and minor engagements are discussed, with technical and tactical details of ships and battles also provided. These volumes (here reissued from the 1859 edition) remain an invaluable source of information for the history of the Royal Navy during this fascinating period. The book remained a major reference work and was so often consulted that the Navy Records Society published an index to the history in 1895, which is now available on the Internet. Frederick Chamier wrote nautical novels somewhat in the style of Marryat, including The Unfortunate Man (1835), Ben Brace, the Last of Nelson's Agamemnons (1836), The Arethusa (1837), Jack Adams, the Mutineer (1838), The Spitfire (1840), Tom Bowling (1841), a trilogy Count Konigsmark (1845) and Jack Malcolm's Log (1846). In addition, he continued William James's Naval History and wrote some books of travel.
London, England: Richard Bentley, 1837. New Edition with Additions and Notes. Leather bound. VOLUME III, 1800 to 1805, ONLY. viii, 376 pages. Cover worn, some page soiling and foxing. Illustrated endpapers. Topics covered include British and French Fleets; State of the British Navy; Renewal of War; British and French Fleets, 1804; and British and French Fleets, 1805. Also includes two diagrams (Attack by Sir James Saumarez on French squadron at Algeziras; Action of Wilhemina and Psyche), Illustrations. Fold-outs as well as Notes and Abstracts. In one of the most comprehensive histories of the Navy in the Napoleonic Wars ever published, James' rigorous research methodology using various contemporary sources provides detailed descriptions of the operations of the Royal Navy in the period. Fleet campaigns and minor engagements are discussed, with technical and tactical details of ships and battles also provided. These volumes (here reissued from the 1859 edition) remain an invaluable source of information for the history of the Royal Navy during this fascinating period. The book remained a major reference work and was so often consulted that the Navy Records Society published an index to the history in 1895, which is now available on the Internet. Frederick Chamier wrote nautical novels somewhat in the style of Marryat, including The Unfortunate Man (1835), Ben Brace, the Last of Nelson's Agamemnons (1836), The Arethusa (1837), Jack Adams, the Mutineer (1838), The Spitfire (1840), Tom Bowling (1841), a trilogy Count Konigsmark (1845) and Jack Malcolm's Log (1846). In addition, he continued William James's Naval History and wrote some books of travel.
Washington, D.C. Office of the Secretary of Defense, Historical Office, 1984. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Format is approximately 7 inches by 10 inches. xi, , 667,  pages. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrations (Photographs, Charts and Tables). Fold-outs List of Abbreviations. Notes. Note on Sources and Selected Bibliography. Index. DJ is quite worn, torn and soiled. The first volume in an important new series that will provide a comprehensive history of the Office of the Secretary of Defense traces the evolution of OSD from its establishment in September 1947 to the outbreak of the Korean War in June 1950. As the title indicates, these were years of beginnings that ushered in the present-day era of service unification and saw the development of polices and programs that would have lasting impact on national security. The book opens with the swearing-in of the first Secretary of Defense, James Forrestal, who faced the dual challenge of effecting unification of the armed forces and of reconstituting U.S. defense policy to meet an increasing array of problems and threats abroad, with the Cold War with the Soviet Union heading the list. His successor, Louis Johnson, had the benefit of amendments in 1949 that enhanced the secretary's power. Johnson confronted fierce interservice competition for scarce funds, and deeply divisive quarrels, especially between the Air Force and the Navy, over the assignment of roles and missions. A series of chapters on the making of the defense budgets for the period strikingly illuminates the intricate relationships among strategic policies, military programs, roles and missions, and money.
New York, N.Y. American Book Company, 1912. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 144 pages. Ex Library copy with some of the usual library markings. The spine is torn and partially separated and reglued. Includes Preface; Introduction by Dr. Frederic A. Lucas; and chapters on The Mighty Dinosaurs; How a Dinosaur was buried in the Rock; How the Dinosaur was taken from the Rock; Despots of the Seas; The Flying Reptiles; The Little-brained Dinosaurs; Titanotheres and Others; Mammoths and Mastodons; and Some South American Rulers. The aim of this book is to interest young people in the life that was lived on this earth before man appeared. Jennie Irene Mix (1862–1925) was a music critic, journalist, novelist, and editor. She worked as a music critic for the Toledo Times and book review editor and critic for the Pittsburgh Post. During the 1920s, she was one of only a few female editors covering Radio in journalism, working as an editor at Radio Broadcast (Magazine). Mix wrote books on several topics, including a popular novel, At Fame's Gateway; the Romance of a Pianiste, Mighty animals: being short talks about some of the animals which lived on this earth before man appeared, and Great pictures and their painters: a series of articles on some of the Medici prints owned by the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Mighty Animals was an apparent departure from previous writing topics. It was one of the first texts on paleontology written for children. It includes a foreword by the Director of American Museum of Natural History, Dr. Frederic Lucas. The book discusses various types of extinct animals, how fossils are formed, and how field work is conducted, with illustrations.
Akron Ohio: J. K. Richardson & Sons, 1910. Centennial Edition. Hardcover. , ix, , 436 pages. Inscription on the free end paper states in handsome script Rosa Lee 1934 Alex (not the author). Some cover wear and corners bumped and rubbed. Includes Preface, Table of Contents, and X1V Chapters. Also includes Frontispiece (Battle of Lake Erie), as well as a black and white illustration of the Duel between Perry and Heath on page 385. Chapters include Introduction; Oliver enters as a Midshipman on board the General Greene; Prosecution of Tripolitan War under Preble; Perry resumes his Studies in Newport; State of our relations with Belligerents; Perry Ordered to the Lakes; Rise of Naval Armaments on Erie; Intelligence of the Enemy's Intention to Sail; National Consequences of the Victory; Perry returns to Detroit; Perry's Homeward Journey; Algerine Hostilities; Perry employed on Surveys; and Comfortable situation of Perry--Ordered to South America; Attacked with Yellow Fever--Dies--Is buried in Port Spain. The biography was written in 1840. The author had direct access to original sources of information.
London, England: John Murray, 1927. Third printing [stated]. Hardcover. 200 pages. Some endpaper discoloration. Cover worn. Note to First Edition; Note to Third Impression; Appendix; and List of Illustrations (9 diagrams). Includes Introduction; Weather Conditions; The Influence of Under-Water Attack on the Tactics at Jutland; Preliminary Movements; Battle-Cruiser Action; The Meeting of the Fleets; General Fleet Action; The Night; After Daylight 1st June; Accounts and their Authors; Some Misrepresentations and Misconceptions; The Verdict; and Appendix. John Ernest Troyte Harper (29 May 1874 – 27 May 1949) was a British Vice-Admiral in the Royal Navy. He became captain in 1913. He came to the attention of the public in the aftermath of the Battle of Jutland; after World War I was over, the Admiralty decided to commission an official account of the battle, and Harper was chosen to do this. The Harper Record was commissioned by First Sea Lord Rosslyn Wemyss and was completed during his term of office in 1919. Harper, who was Director of Navigation, was to 'prepare a record, with plans, showing in chronological order what actually occurred in the battle'. The account was to be based solely on the written records available at the Admiralty, without commentary on the merits of what had taken place. An official report had been long expected by the public; questions had been asked in Parliament about when it would be completed. The First Lord, Walter Long advised the House of Commons on 29 October 1919 that the record would be printed once it was ready. It was not finally published until 1927, the matter being raised in the House 22 times during that time.
London, England: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1952. Reprint edition. Hardcover. Format is approximately 4.25 inches by 7 inches. xiv, 418, xv,  pages. Some cover wear and bumped corners. Everyman's Library No. 300. Includes maps and footnotes. Includes Introduction; Dedication to Robert Gordon Lathan, M.D., F.R.S.; Preface to the First Edition; and chapters on The Battle of Marathon; Defeat of the Athenians at Syracuse, 413 B.C.; The Battle of Arbela, 331 B.C.; The Battle of the Metaurus, 207 B.C.; Victory of Arminius over the Roman Legions under Varus, A.D. 9; The Battle of Chalons, A.D. 451; The Battle of Tours, A.D. 732; The Battle of Hastings, A.D. 1066; Joan of Arc's Victory over the English at Orleans, A.D. 1429; The Defeat of the Spanish Armada, A.D. 1588; The Battle of Blenheim, A.D. 1704; The Battle of Pultowa, A.D. 1790; Victory of the Americans over Burgoyne at Saratoga, A.D. 1777; The Battle of Valmy 1815; and The Battle of Waterloo, 1815. Sir Edward Shepherd Creasy (12 September 1812 – 17 January 1878) was an English historian and jurist. In 1840, he began teaching history at the University of London and wrote a number of historical books including The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World (1851). Creasy was knighted in 1860. Creasy's best known contribution to literature is his Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World (1851). The reason Creasy gives for the significance of many of the fifteen battles, is that they denied Eastern peoples access to European soil. Other battles are seen as "decisive" because they shaped the development of Britain, which was the world's leading power at the time of writing.
Woodland, California: Path Finder Publications, 1991. Seventh Edition [stated] Presumed first printing thus. Trade paperback. , 114,  pages. Includes Introduction; Significance, Application and History; All About Compasses and Other Direction Finders; The P.A.U.L. System explained in Detail; Terrain Analysis; New Military Applications; How Paul Works in Your Outdoor Vehicle; Staying Found in the Cities. A New Way to Stay Found (Not Lost) Anywhere. Never Get Lost: The Green Beret's Compass Course. Glossary. Best and most simple land navigation system anywhere. The other two "methods" of finding your way around are: Buy an expensive GPS and take lessons. Learn to coordinate a map, declinate by adding or subtracting to compensate for the fact that Magnetic North and True North are miles apart. More lessons. The Positive Azimuth, Uniform Layout system is simple. No math (declination) required; no battery failure, no P-code dependence. Kids learn easily. System is now in use by elite military units. The author is a former Army Green Beret who speaks 3 languages and who publishes books across the nation.
New York: Barnes & Noble, 2000. Second printing [stated]. Hardcover. Format is approximately 5 inches by 6.5 inches. 320 pages. Illustrations (mostly in color). Glossary. Index. DJ has some soiling. Ian Vernon Hogg (1926 – 7 March 2002) was a British author of books on firearms, artillery, ammunition, and fortification, as well as biographies of several famous general officers. During his career he wrote, co-wrote, edited, or co-edited about 150 books. Ian V. Hogg enlisted in the Royal Artillery of the British Army in April 1945. During World War II he served in Europe and in eastern Asia. After the war he remained in the military. In the early 1950s, he served in the Korean War. Altogether he served in the military for 27 years. Upon retiring in 1972, he held the appointment of Master Gunner at the Royal Military College of Science, where he taught on the subjects of firearms, artillery, and their ammunition and use. Hogg also had an interest in the subject of fortification and was one of the founding members of the Fortress Study Group in 1975. His first books were published in the late 1960s while he was still an instructor. After retiring from the military, he pursued the career of military author and historian. He was editor of Jane's Infantry Weapons from 1972 to 1994. He worked with a skilled artist, John Batchelor, to ensure that his books were well illustrated with cutaway diagrams. He contributed articles to a variety of journals, and his books have been translated into many languages. Hogg was a frequent guest on the History Channel's Tales of the Gun and a contributor to the A&E channel's 1996 series The Story of the Gun, and other military-related television programs.
New York, N.Y. Random House, Inc., 1979. First Printing [Stated]. Wraps. 32 pages, plus covers. All pages have color illustrations. Luke Skywalker and his companions are puzzled by the sudden bizarre behavior of their robots and the malfunction of their machines. Mark Corcoran is the illustrator of the 1979 children's book, The Mystery of the Rebellious Robot. Born in New York City, Corcoran was educated at New York's Parsons School of Design. Acclaimed children's author and illustrator Maurice Sendak was one of his instructors at Parsons. In 1978, the 23-year-old artist started work on The Mystery of the Rebellious Robot. Random House provided him with a finished story, as well as reference photos from Star Wars to help with technical details. He describes the process as one with tight deadlines, but one which allowed the inclusion of humor and subtle details in his work. After his work was completed, Random House sent him passes for The Empire Strikes Back. Corcoran has continued his artistic career, including illustrations for textbooks and Highlights for Children magazine.
New York, N.Y. Random House, 1979. First Printing [Stated]. Wraps. 32 pages. A Super Collection of Things to Do and Things to Make. Mostly unfilled in. Includes mazes; directions on how to make an R2-D2 Puppet; connect the dots (a previous owner has already completed this game in blue ink); C-3PO's Word Search; That Reminds Me Of...; Help Repair C-3PO; JAWA Crossword Puzzle; Captured by the Jawas; "Star Wars" Doodles (one of the four doodles has been removed from the book); Picture Fun (one of the pictures has been cut out, affecting pages 13 and 14); A Puzzling Problem; Make a Sandcrawler; Banth Hunt; R2-D2's Addition Game; Robot Riddles; R2-D2's Double Code Message; Make R2-D2 Walk!; Androids Word Find; C-3PO Maze; R2-D2 Cookies. Nostalgic vintage item with great images showing how to create a range of fun activities. Patricia J. Wynne is an artist, printmaker, and freelance scientific illustrator based in New York City. She works as a contract artist for scientists at research organizations around the world. Wynne has illustrated over 200 books for both adults and children, and her work has appeared in numerous publications, including New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Cricket, and Scientific American. Her books have received awards from Parenting magazine, the John Burroughs Association, and the National Science Teachers Association. She received a Theodore Seuss Geisel Honor for her book Hello, Bumblebee Bat, authored by Darrin Lunde. She studied printmaking at the University of Iowa and works at Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in midtown New York City.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Henry Altemus Company, 1904. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 46,  pages. Decorative front cover. Edges worn and cover soiled. Some front board weakness noted. Illustration inside the front cover. Color frontispiece opposite the title page. Includes forty-two illustrations. This is one of the Altemus' Banbury Cross Series. The Flower Fairy raised princes and princesses in her house and never sent them away grown without a gift. Her favorite was the Princess Sylvia, but she was curious how some other princesses had prospered with their gifts. One day, she sent Sylvia to visit a former charge, Iris, who had received the gift of beauty. Sylvia returned with news that Iris thought that beauty supplied everything and she need do nothing else; unfortunately, she had fallen ill during the visit, and lost her looks. The fairy regretted that she could give such gifts once. She sent her to others, but the princess who received eloquence would not be quiet and wearied all her listeners in time; the princess who received the gift of pleasing was insincere and made all her lovers weary of her; the princess who received wit was always turning everything into an occasion for it and took nothing seriously. Sylvia asked for herself a quiet spirit, which made her and everyone around her happy. The Comte's Contes, French fairy tales and oriental fantasies were published in 2005; they were originally published as les Féeries nouvelles (1741), les Contes orientaux (1743), Cinq contes de fées (1745), plus two stories published in 1775. Andrew Lang published some of Comte de Caylus's tales in his book The Green Fairy Book, as part of his collection of color fairy books.
New York, N.Y. Hill and Wang, 2000. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. xii, 388 pages. Includes Acknowledgments and Index. Also includes chapters on Death of a Factory: Long Island City; The True Believers; Clinton Antes Up; The Democratic Party, Inc.; Buying the Pot; The Payoff; Comparative Advantage: Nogales. John R. "Rick" MacArthur (born June 4, 1956) is an American journalist and author of books about US politics. He is the president of Harper's Magazine. MacArthur graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in history in 1978. In 2017 he was named a chevalier in the French order of arts and letters. MacArthur writes a monthly column, in French, for Le Devoir on a wide range of topics from politics to culture and is a regular contributor to the Spectator (U.K.), the Toronto Star, Le Monde Diplomatique and Le Monde. In 1980, John R. MacArthur persuaded the foundation to partner in creating and funding a Harper's Magazine Foundation to acquire and operate the magazine of the same name. This new entity acquired Harper's Magazine (which was then losing nearly $2 million per year and was on the verge of ceasing publication) for $250,000. He became president and publisher of Harper's Magazine in 1983. In 1993 he received the Baltimore Sun's H. L. Mencken Writing Award for best editorial/op-ed column for his New York Times exposé of "Nayirah", the Kuwaiti diplomat's daughter who helped fake the Iraqi baby-incubator atrocity. He received the Philolexian Award for Distinguished Literary Achievement in 2009.
Washington, D.C. Tennally Press, 1981. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. , vii, , 602,  pages. Maps. Illustrations. Book includes Introduction, Acknowledgments, Bibliography, and Index. Chapters include The Beginnings: Before 1790; The Tennallys and Tennallytown: 1790-1860; The War Between the States Comes to Tennallytown: 1861-1865; The Growing Village, 1865-1899; Peaceful Days: 1900-1914; Changes, 1914-1939; and Modern Times: 1940-1981. Title page inscribed and sighed by the author; inscription reads: For Paul and Edna Bente with all good wishes! Judy Helm, Jan 31, 1982. Pastor Judy Beck Helm graduated from Theodore Roosevelt High School at the age of 16. She graduated from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA with a degree in English and was working in Washington, DC as a writer and editor. Judy lived near Tenley Circle in DC and in the 1970's she researched and wrote a 600 page local history of the area with over 200 photos and maps: Tenleytown, DC. Country Village into City Neighborhood was first published in 1981. Judy lectured and was active in the DC Historical Society in the 70s and 80s. Paul Bente is believed to be the person who was appointed to the senior staff of the President's Council on Environmental Quality in the Ford administration where he investigated the effects of increasing population for reports to the United Nations Conference on World Population in Bucharest (Romania) and the UN Environment Program meetings in Nairobi (Kenya), and advanced green technologies through solar biofuels programs. He married his wife Edna in 1942.
New York, N.Y. Praeger Publishers, Holt, Rineheart and Winston, 1977. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 168 pages. Illustration (16 black and white photographs). DJ has some wear and soiling. Includes Introduction, Acknowledgments, Bibliography, and Index. Also includes chapters on The Land; The People; The People's History; How the Country is Run; How they Live; How They Work; How They Learn; How They Get Around; and How They Amuse Themselves. Includes two page black and white map of Iran on pages 9 and 10. Modern Iran is based on two events: the ancient history of a people, over 3,000 years old, who settled on a high plateau between the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf, thus forming a strategic landbridge between Europe and India, and the discovery and exploitation of oil, with all its inherent wealth. John Abbott is president of the 21st Century Learning Initiative, a transnational association of researchers and practitioners. He was a teacher of geography and religious studies at Manchester Grammar School, headmaster of Alleyne's School in Stevenage, chairman of the Royal Geographical Society's Expeditionary Advisory Centre, and director of Education 2000, with nine community-wide projects in the United Kingdom. Over the last six years he has lectured around the world on new understandings about learning. He and his family lived in Reston, Virginia, from 1995 to 1999. He is the author of The Iranians: How They Live and Work, The Earth's Changing Surface, Learning Makes Sense, and The Child Is the Father of the Man: How Humans Learn and Why.