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Bob Dylan; Biograph
New York: CBS Inc. 1985. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. 36 pages. Illustrations (Some in color). Format is approximately 12 inches by 12 inches. Some undulation on left side. This may have originally issued with a record album and some song lyrics. This is the text and pictorial work ONLY. Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author, and artist who has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s, when he became a reluctant "voice of a generation" with songs such as "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They Are a-Changin'" which became anthems for the Civil Rights Movement and anti-war movement. In 1965, he controversially "went electric", branching out from his earlier work and alienating some fans of the American folk music revival, recording a six-minute single, "Like a Rolling Stone", which enlarged the scope of popular music.
[Book #76517]
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Critical Technologies Newsletter, Special Issue on Computer Security; TR-6-783
Rockville, MD: B-K Dynamics, Inc. 1986. Draft. Spiral bound. Various paginations (approximately 1/2 inch of material). Some ink corrections to draft noted. Contents include: a Department of Energy interview, the National Computer Security Center, Computer Security issues and opportunities, National policy structure, Classified Automated Data Processing Systems, Risk Assessment, Computer Security Plan, Glossary of Terms, Key Computer Security References/Information Sources, some industry participants at a Computer Security Industry symposium, selected computer security training courses, and upcoming computer security and related conferences. This final or near final draft presents a broad snapshot in time, the mid-1980s, of the state-of-the-art, the state-of-practice, and the state-of-knowledge in the accelerating field of computer security.
[Book #76502]
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Dornier; A Brief History of the Dornier Company
Munchen [Munich]: Dornier GmbH, 1983. presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Format is approximately 6 inches by 8.5 inches. 214 pages. Illustrations. Aircraft Type Index. Text is in German and English. Dornier Flugzeugwerke was a German aircraft manufacturer founded in Friedrichshafen in 1914 by Claude Dornier. The company produced many designs for both the civil and military markets. Dornier was well known between the two world wars as a manufacturer of large, all-metal flying boats and of land-based airliners. The record-breaking 1924 Wal was used on many long distance flights and the Do X set records for its immense size and weight. Dornier's airliners, including the Komet and Merkur that were used by Luft Hansa and other European carriers during the 1920s and early 30s. Dornier built its aircraft outside Germany during much of this period due to the restrictions placed on German aircraft manufacturers by the Treaty of Versailles. Once the Nazi government came to power and abandoned the treaty's restrictions, Dornier resumed production in Germany.
[Book #76488]
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Hommage a Rene-Louis Piachaud; Poeme
Geneve: Imprimerie du Journal de Geneve, 1943. presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. in French. [2], 106, [4] pages, plus covers. Frontis illustrations. Occasional footnotes. Dust wrapper. DJ has some wear and soiling. Some pages uncut. René-Louis Piachaud, born in Geneva on 19 January 1896 and died in Geneva on 11 November 1941, was a Swiss writer. Actor in the Comedy of Geneva in 1916-1918, then dramatic columnist at the Geneva newspaper from 1919 to his death,he was jointly translator and proofreader at the Service of Index of the League of Nations, from 1922 to 1934, then an editor in the Geneva newspaper from 1934 to his death. He was a member of the Association of the Geneva press, Literature, the arts circle, of the national democratic Club, the Geneva national Institute, the Geneva citizens League, of the Masonic lodge Faithful friends, society of French playwrights, the General Union of the Rhône. His work is awarded the Edgar Poe in 1933.
[Book #76566]
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Israel's Finest Day; the timetable of Victory
West Pittston, PA: Marc Publishing Co. 1967. Collector's Edition. Wraps. Format is approximately 8.25 inches by 10.75 inches. Unpaginated (approximately 70 pages plus covers). Illustrations. Maps. Cover has slight wear and soiling. This includes a day-by-day pictorial review, complete with maps and texts from reports and speeches of the day. Also includes the complete text of Abba Eban's June 6th Address to the United Nations Security Council. The Six-Day War, also known as the June War, 1967 Arab–Israeli War, or Third Arab–Israeli War, was fought between 5 and 10 June 1967 by Israel and the neighboring states of Egypt (known at the time as the United Arab Republic), Jordan, and Syria. On 5 June, Israel launched what it claimed were a series of preemptive airstrikes against Egyptian airfields. Which side caused the war is one of a number of controversies relating to the conflict.
[Book #76593]
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The Magical Pop-Up World of Winnie-the-Pooh
New York: Dutton Children's Books, 2003. First American Edition [stated]. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. Small edge tear noted. The term pop-up book is often applied to any three-dimensional or movable book, although properly the umbrella term movable book covers pop-ups, transformations, tunnel books, volvelles, flaps, pull-tabs, pop-outs, pull-downs, and more, each of which performs in a different manner. This contains five three-dimensional pop-up scenes. A pop-up book inspired by the classical series features scenes from some of A. A. Milne's most beloved stories, including Pooh's balloon attempt to obtain honey from a bee tree, a visit to Owl's house, Tigger's rescue from a tree, Pooh's emergence from Rabbit's hole, and a game of Poohsticks.
[Book #76429]
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President C.K. Chiang: Man of the People; Dedicated to Mr. Chiang Ching-kuo on the Occasion of his inauguration as the sixth President of the Republic of China May 20, 1978
Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China: China Publishing Company, 1978. Presumed first edition/first printing. Hardcover. Format is approximately 8.5 inches by 11.5 inches. [4], 59, [1] pages. Illustrations (many in color). Chiang Ching-kuo (27 April 1910 – 13 January 1988) was a politician in Taiwan. Son of Chiang Kai-shek, he held numerous posts in the government of the Republic of China. He succeeded his father to serve as Premier of the Republic of China between 1972–78 and was the President of the Republic of China from 1978 until his death in 1988. Under his tenure, the government of the Republic of China, while authoritarian, became more open and tolerant of political dissent. Towards the end of his life, Chiang relaxed government controls on the media and speech and allowed Taiwanese Han into positions of power, including his successor Lee Teng-hui. Chiang Ching-kuo "exiled" his over-ambitious chief of General Political Warfare Department, General Wang Sheng, to Paraguay as an ambassador, and hand-picked Lee Teng-hui as vice-president of the ROC, first-in-the-line of succession to the presidency.
[Book #76520]
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Smithsonian, Volume 45, Number 9, January 2015
New York: Smithsonian Business Venture, 2015. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Magazine. 92 pages. Wraps. Illustrations. Cover has slight wear and soiling. Mailing information printed on the front cover. Cover image of Amelia Earhart. Smithsonian is the official journal published by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. The first issue was published in 1970. The history of Smithsonian began when Edward K. Thompson, the retired editor of Life magazine, was asked by the then-Secretary of the Smithsonian, S. Dillon Ripley, to produce a magazine. In 1973, the magazine turned a profit for the first time. By 1974, circulation had nearly quadrupled, to 635,000, and it reached the one million milestone in 1975—one of the most successful launches of its time. In 1980, Thompson was replaced by Don Moser, who had also worked at Life, and circulation reached upwards of two million, in turn, by Carey Winfrey upon his retirement in 2001.
[Book #76480]
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Walt Disney's Ferdinand the Bull
New York: Dell Publishing Co. 1938. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. Format is approximately 10 inches by 9.25 inches. 16 pages counting covers. Illustrations (some in color). Cover has some wear and soiling. Spine worn. Corners creased. The Story of Ferdinand (1936) is the best known work written by American author Munro Leaf and illustrated by Robert Lawson. The children's book tells the story of a bull who would rather smell flowers than fight in bullfights. He sits in the middle of the bull ring failing to take heed of any of the provocations of the matador and others to fight. Leaf is said to have written the story on a whim in 1935, largely to provide his friend, illustrator Robert Lawson a forum in which to showcase his talents. In 1938, Life magazine called Ferdinand "the greatest juvenile classic since Winnie the Pooh" and suggested that "three out of four grownups buy the book largely for their own pleasure and amusement". According to one scholar, the book crosses gender lines in that it offers a character to whom both boys and girls can relate.
[Book #76434]
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The Reagan Wit. Bill Adler, Bill Adler, Jr.
Aurora, IL: Caroline House Publishers, Inc. 1981. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 128 pages. Frontis illustration. Illustrations. DJ has wear, soiling, tears and chips. Bill Adler, who pursued his goal of conceptualizing, writing, editing, compiling and marketing hundreds of books — prompting one magazine to anoint him “the most fevered mind” in publishing. Mr. Adler achieved early success by collecting and publishing letters children had written to President John F. Kennedy. He followed up with children’s letters to Smokey Bear, Santa Claus, Vice President Spiro T. Agnew and President Obama, among many others. He helped popularize novels written by political, entertainment and sports celebrities, supplying ghostwriters and even plots. He signed up beauty queens to write diet and exercise books. As an agent, his clients included Ronald and Nancy Reagan, Howard Cosell, Mike Wallace and Ralph Nader. Mr. Adler was best known for his own titles. In 1969, he compiled “The Wit & Humor of Richard Nixon” and in 1981, "The Reagan Wit."
[Book #76625]
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The President is a Sick Man; Wherein the Supposedly Virtuous Grover Cleveland Survives a Secret Surgery at Sea and Vilifies the Courageous Newspaperman Who Dared Expose the Truth. Matthew Algeo.
Chicago, IL: Chicago Review Press, 2011. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. x, 255, [7] pages. Illustrations. Cast of Characters. Sources. Bibliography. Index. Minor soiling on fep. When he's not writing his own biography in the third person, Matthew Algeo writes about unusual and interesting events in American history. His most recent book is "Abe & Fido: Lincoln's Love of Animals and the Touching Story of His Favorite Canine Companion." Algeo is also a journalist. He has reported from four continents, and his stories have appeared on some of the most popular public radio programs in the United States. In addition to reporting and writing, Algeo has held jobs as a convenience store clerk, a gas station attendant, a Halloween costume salesman, and a proofreader. He also worked in a traveling circus.
[Book #76470]
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AHPCRC Bulletin, Volume 7 No. 4; Vol. 8 No. 1-2. Anita Anderson.
Minneapolis, MN: AHPCRC Bulletin, 1998. Presumed First Edition, First printing this combined issue. Wraps. 28 pages, including covers. Illustrations (color). References. Cover edge curled. AHPCRC stands for the Army High Performance Computing Research Center. This at this time involved Clark Atlanta University, Florida A&M University, Howard University, Jackson State University, Northwestern University, Rice University, University of Minnesota, and Network Computing Services, Inc. The Center’s research and educational program is organized around vertically integrated projects featuring core research, thematic research, and outreach activities. The research program focuses on two objectives: producing cutting-edge software tools for the next-generation HPC environments, and developing innovative computational methodologies that harness the power of these new environments for the solution of some of the most challenging problems in engineering and science. These are typically multi-disciplinary & multi-scale. Unraveling their intricacies requires high-fidelity numerical models & simulations.
[Book #76495]
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His Soul Goes Marching On. Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1922. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. [10], 84, [4] pages. Frontis illustration. Format is approximately 5 inches by 7.5 inches. Name in pencil on fep. DJ worn. Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews (April 2, 1860 – August 2, 1936)[1] was an American writer. She is best known for a widely read short story about US President Abraham Lincoln, "The Perfect Tribute", which was adapted for film twice and sold 600,000 copies when published as a standalone volume. Aside from her boys' stories, Andrews primarily was known for sentimental and melodramatic magazine fiction. Many of her works were published in Scribner's Magazine. She also wrote The Marshal, a Napoleonic historical novel, Crosses of War, a collection of World War I poetry, A Lost Commander, a biography of Florence Nightingale, and The Eternal Feminine, a collection of stories about women. Andrews also wrote the chapter "The School Boy" in The Whole Family, a collaborative novel with chapters written by different authors, including Henry James and William Dean Howells.
[Book #76512]
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From the Moon to the Space Station and Beyond; Space Operations. Arthur D. Little.
Arthur D. Little. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. Format is approximately 8.25 inches by 11.75 inches. 16 pages [pages 1/2 and 15/16 duplicated and bound in. Illustrations. Scarce business advertisement/ephemera. Arthur D. Little is an international management consulting firm originally headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, and formally incorporated by that name in 1909 by Arthur Dehon Little, an MIT chemist who had discovered acetate. Arthur D. Little pioneered the concept of contracted professional services. The company played key roles in the development of business strategy, operations research, the word processor, the first synthetic penicillin, LexisNexis, SABRE and NASDAQ. Today the company is a multi-national management consulting firm operating as a partnership.
[Book #76481]
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The Life of James Abram Garfield, Late President of the United States.; The Record of a Wonderful career which, like that of Abraham Lincoln, by Native Energy and Untiring Industry, led its Hero from Obscurity to the Foremost Position in the American Nation. Together with a Full Account of His Election to the Presidency, Momentous Events of His Brief Administration, Assassination, Surgical Treatment, The Sympathy of the Nation, Removal to Elberon, Death, Autopsy, Funeral Obsequies, Internment, Etc. Etc., Etc. William Ralston Balch.
Philadelphia, PA: J. C. McCurty & Co. 1881. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xvi-760, [2] pages. Frontis illustration. Illustrations. One illustration appears to be missing (at page 217/8). Page 219/20 disbound but present. Signature of pages 651 through 658 disbound but present. List of illustrations has several errors as to where the illustrations appear in the text. Boards weak and nearly separated from the text. Some page foxing and staining. Some page edge tears. Corner of rear cover chipped. A thoroughly disreputable copy. The author was the Managing Editor of The American.
[Book #76511]
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United States Submarines. Robert Hatfield Barnes.
New Haven, CT: H. F. Morse Associates, Inc. 1944. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. [16], 195, [1] pages. Illustrations. Addenda. Cover has some wear and soiling. Small hole in half-title page. Some page soiling and foxing. Front board weak and restrengthened with glue. Some damp staining noted. Barnes was an officer in the USN and served some time as public information officer at the USN Submarine Base in New London. The writing reflects the public relations background.
[Book #76613]
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Super Bowl XXXI New Orleans; The Official Game Program. Bill Barron, Managing.
New York: National Football League Properties, 1997. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. Format is approximately 8 inches by 11 inches. 262, [2] pages. Illustrations (many in color). Cover has some wear and soiling. Super Bowl XXXI was an American football game between the American Football Conference (AFC) champion New England Patriots and the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Green Bay Packers to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 1996 season. The Packers defeated the Patriots by the score of 35–21, earning their third overall Super Bowl victory, and their first since Super Bowl II. The Packers also extended their league record for the most overall NFL championships to 12. It was also the last in a run of 13 straight Super Bowl victories by the NFC over the AFC. The game was played on January 26, 1997 at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. This was the first Super Bowl broadcast by Fox under its first contract to carry NFL games. By a large margin it was the highest-rated program aired in the network's history at the time.
[Book #76588]
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The North-West Frontier; British India and Afghanistan, A Pictorial History 1839-1947. Michael Barthorp.
Poole, New Orchard Editions, 1986. Reprint edition, presumed first printing. Hardcover. viii, 184 pages. Illustrations. Maps. Appendix: Chronological Tables of North-West Frontier Campaigns, Campaign Medals and Battle Honours. Glossary. Select Bibliography. Index. DJ has some wear, tears, soiling and chips. Ink notation on page 182. Michael John Barthorp (died 5 January 2018, aged 90 years) was a British historian and writer, specializing in military history and military uniforms. Barthorp attended Wellington College until the end of World War II. In September 1945, he joined the Rifle Brigade under Universal Conscription and was demobilized in 1958. After some time with the Royal Hampshire Territorials, he exchanged for a regular commission in the Northamptonshire Regiment in which his family had served for three generations. Major Barthorp retired from service in 1968 to become a military historian and writer. He was a member of the Victorian Military Society, and has contributed to their magazine Soldiers of the Queen.
[Book #76576]
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Innovative Partners; The Rockefeller Foundation and Thailand. William H. Becker.
New York: The Rockefeller Foundation, 2013. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 196 pages. Map. Illustrations (many in color). Index. Format is approximately 7.5 inches by 9 inches. This is one of the Rockefeller Foundation Centennial Series, Innovation for the Next 100 Years. Published in association with Vantage Point Historical Services, Inc. Preface from Dr. Judith Rodin. Forward by Prawase Wasi.
[Book #76476]
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Vietnam From 1945. Ian Beckett, John Pimlott.
New York City: Gallery Books [an imprint of W. H. Smith Publishers, Inc.', 1987. Reprint edition. Hardcover. 62, [2--rear cover] pages. Illustrations (some in color). Appendices (including a chronology). Index. Further Reading. Sticker residue at bottom of front cover. Cover has some wear and soiling. This is one of the Conflict in the 20th Century series. Ian Beckett’s research focuses on British auxiliary forces, the First World War, and the late Victorian army. On auxiliary forces, his publications have included The Amateur Military Tradition, 15548-1945 and, most recently, the edited Citizen Soldiers and the British Empire, 1837-1902. A Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, he has been Chairman of the Council of the Army Records Society since 2000, and is also Secretary to the Buckinghamshire Military Museum Trust. He is on the executive council of the Buckinghamshire Record Society, and is on the editorial boards of Small Wars and Insurgencies, and of two monograph series, Insurgency, Counter-insurgency and National Security, and The History of Military Occupation.
[Book #76556]
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Twelve Against Empire; The Anti-Imperialists, 1898-1900. Robert L. Beisner.
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1968. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. xvi, [2], 310 pages. Illustrations. Occasional footnotes. Not on sources. Reference Notes. Index. Some edge soiling. DJ is worn, torn, soiled, and chipped. Robert L. Beisner is a former president of the Society for American Historians and emeritus professor of American history at American University. He took his Ph.D. degree at the University of Chicago. His dissertation on the American anti-imperialist movement of 1898-1900 won the Allan Nevins Prize. As a book--Twelve Against Empire: The American Anti-Imperialists, 1898-1900--it won the John Dunning Prize. His, From the Old Diplomacy to the New, 1865-1900, has been widely used in courses in American diplomatic history. His 2006 biography, Dean Acheson: A Life in the Cold War, won the Robert H. Ferrell Award from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, the Douglas Dillon Award from the American Academy of Diplomacy, and the Arthur Ross Silver Medal Book Award from the Council on Foreign Relations.
[Book #76513]
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The German Navy 1939-1945. Cajus Bekker.
New York: The Dial Press, 1974. FIrst American Edition [stated]. Presumed 1st Printing. Hardcover. Format is approximately 8.25 inches by 10.25 inches. 192 pages. Illustrations. Index. DJ has wear, soiling, tears and chips. The author was a journalist and historian/writer. This volume covers not only the wartime story of the German Navy, but also shows how it stealthily built up in the 20s and 30s, in defiance of the treaty of Versailles. The famous pocket battleships are examined, as well as U-boats, minesweepers and one-man torpedoes.
[Book #76571]
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Shipboard Damage Control. Allen M. Bissell, E. James, and Oertel, Donald J. Livingston.
Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1978. Third Printing. Hardcover. [10], 169, [1] pages. Illustrations. Glossary of Terms. Bibliography. Index. DJ has wear, soiling, tears and chips. This is part of the Fundamentals of Naval Science series. Allen M. Bissell was commissioned ensign, United States Navy, 1960; advanced through grades to captain, United States Navy, 1981; commanding officer United States Ship Seneca, United States Navy, 1966-1968; adviser, Vietnam Naval Academy, Nha Trang, Republic Vietnam, 1969-1970; engineering instructor, Naval Academy Faculty, 1970-1973; commanding officer United States Ship Hoist, then United States Ship McCandless, 1974-1977; chief engineer United States Ship Forrestal, 1978-1980; commanding officer Naval Data Automation Center, U. S. Navy, Norfolk, Virginia, 1980-1983; retired, U. S. Navy, 1983; contract manager, Vitro laboratories, 1984-1988; vice president, Trident Engineering Associations, Annapolis, since 1990; president, Design Construct International, Inc., Cons. Engineers, Chevy Chase.
[Book #76561]
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Art of the Holocaust. Janet Blatter, Sybil Milton.
New York: The Rutledge Press, 1981. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Format is 9.25 inches by 12.25 inches. 272 pages. Illustrations (some in color). Endpaper map. Historical Introduction by Henry Friedlander. Preface by Irving Home. Abbreviations. Artists Biographies. Sources for Text Quotations. Museums and Memorials. Bibliography. DJ has slight wear, soiling and is price clipped. Over 350 artworks created in ghettos, concentration camps, and in hiding by victims of the Nazis. The artists worked in various media -- watercolors, oils, charcoal, pen and ink, wood, pencil. They worked on whatever materials were available -- the finest canvas, artist's paper or the backs of work orders and scraps rescued from trash barrels. They created in compliance with Nazi orders as well as clandestinely, at great risk to their lives. The more than 30, 000 works that survive represent hundreds of artists. It is an incredible collection, whose power is undeniable and whose overall impression is one of beauty. Includes reproductions of more than 350 of these works, over 60 in color.
[Book #76426]
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The Leading Edge. Walter J. Boyne.
New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1986. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 231, [1] pages. Illustrations (many in color). Index. Signed by author on fep. Format is approximately 10 inches by 10 inches. Walter J. Boyne (born 1929) is a retired United States Air Force officer, Command Pilot, combat veteran, aviation historian, and author of more than 50 books and over 1,000 magazine articles. He is a former director of the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution and a former Chairman of the National Aeronautic Association. Boyne began his writing career in 1962 while still in the Air Force. Tired of the repetitive aviation articles of the time, he chose to write about lesser-known people and airplanes starting with an article on the Curtiss P-36. Boyne's article was accepted by a magazine in Britain which paid him $29 — a moment of special pride for the new author. The P-36 aircraft now resides in the National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson AFB near Dayton, Ohio. A very prolific writer, Boyne is the author of over fifty books and over one thousand magazine articles.
[Book #76592]
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