Los Alamos, NM: Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1985. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. 48 pages, plus covers. Illustrations (some in color). Maps. This is in effect a marketing brochure in support of Laboratory recruitment efforts. The Foreword states, in part, "For those of us who live and work here, Los Alamos is a place of challenge and discovery in a setting of great natural beauty. We welcome you to Los Alamos. The primary responsibility of the Laboratory is assuring the safety and reliability of the nation's nuclear deterrent. The people of Los Alamos continually work on advanced technologies to provide the United States with the best scientific and engineering solutions to many of the nation's most crucial challenges. Los Alamos today has a heightened focus on safety and security, with its core values of intellectual freedom, scientific excellence, and national service. Its research programs support the Laboratory's mission of maintaining the safety, security, and reliability of the nation's nuclear deterrent without the need to return to underground testing.
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Los Alamos: Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1989. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. , 16 pages, plus covers. Glossary. Illustrations. A particle-beam weapon uses a high-energy beam of atomic or subatomic particles to damage the target by disrupting its atomic and/or molecular structure. A particle-beam weapon is a type of directed-energy weapon, which directs energy in a particular and focused direction using particles with minuscule mass. Some particle-beam weapons have potential practical applications, e.g. as an antiballistic missile defense system for the United States and its canceled Strategic Defense Initiative. The concept of particle-beam weapons comes from sound scientific principles and experiments currently underway around the world. One effective process to cause damage to or destroy a target is to simply overheat it until it is no longer operational. However, after decades of R&D, particle-beam weapons are still very much at the research stage and it remains to be seen if or when they will be deployed as practical, high-performance military weapons.
Oak Ridge, TN: Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc., 1996. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Spiral bound. Spiral bound, tabbed. Various paginations (approximately 1.5 inches of material). Illustrations. Marked Official Use Only, which is understood to being no longer applicable due to the passage of time. The tabbed sections are: Overview, Core Stockpile Management, Resumption, Core Competency, Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement, Core Stockpile Stewardship, Stockpile Readiness, Adapt, Technology Transfer. One of NNSA’s core missions is to ensure the United States maintains a safe, secure, and reliable nuclear stockpile through the application of unparalleled science, technology, engineering, and manufacturing. Defense Programs carries out NNSA’s mission to maintain and modernize the nuclear stockpile through the Stockpile Stewardship and Management Program. Details about nuclear weapons, deterrence, and management of the stockpile can be found in the Nuclear Matters Handbook and the Stockpile Stewardship and Management Plan.
Oak Ridge, TN: Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc., 1997. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Spiral bound. Spiral bound, tabbed. Various paginations (approximately 1.75 inches of material). Illustrations. Marked Official Use Only, which is understood to being no longer applicable due to the passage of time. The tabbed sections are: Overview, Core Stockpile Management, Overview, Capital Equipment and General Plant Projects, Material Surveillance and Technical Support, Core Stockpile Stewardship, Technology Partnership, and Supplemental. One of NNSA’s core missions is to ensure the United States maintains a safe, secure, and reliable nuclear stockpile through the application of unparalleled science, technology, engineering, and manufacturing. Defense Programs carries out NNSA’s mission to maintain and modernize the nuclear stockpile through the Stockpile Stewardship and Management Program. Details about nuclear weapons, deterrence, and management of the stockpile can be found in the Nuclear Matters Handbook and the Stockpile Stewardship and Management Plan.
Los Alamos, NM: Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1989. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. 8 pages (including covers). Illustrations. This is an overview, originally treated as Official Use Only, of the participation of LANL in the Intelligence Community (IC) as an extension of DOE's responsibilities under Section 1.13 of Executive Order (EO) 12333, United States Intelligence Activities. The International Technology (IT) Division had been designated by the Laboratory Director as the focal point for all intelligence-related and foreign-technology activities within LANL. In this capacity, IT Division was considered an element of the IC and was exempt from contractor status under Director of Central Intelligence Directive 1.7. The purpose of this brochure was to advise IC element so the wide range of LANL's expert technical, analytical and research capabilities that could have application in solving intelligence-related problems. The Laboratory has provided technical support to the IC as far back as 1943 when its scientists assessed the status of Third Reich's nuclear weapons research.
Los Alamos, NM: Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, 1979. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Three-hole punched. x, 460,  pages. Illustrations. Formulae. Author Index. Three-hole punched. NOT IN A BINDER. Held by large binder clips in two sections. Covers have some wear and soiling. Los Alamos National Laboratory (Los Alamos or LANL for short) is a United States Department of Energy national laboratory initially organized during World War II for the design of nuclear weapons as part of the Manhattan Project. Los Alamos is one of the largest science and technology institutions in the world. It conducts multidisciplinary research in fields such as national security, space exploration, nuclear fusion, renewable energy, medicine, nanotechnology, and supercomputing. Los Alamos's mission is to solve national security challenges through scientific excellence. The laboratory's strategic plan reflects U.S. priorities spanning nuclear security, intelligence, defense, emergency response, nonproliferation, counterterrorism, energy security, emerging threats, and environmental management.
Los Alamos, NM: Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, 1986. Reprint. Wraps. Format is approximately 8.5 inches by 10.75 inches. 60 pages plus covers. Wraps. Illustrations. Some wear and soiling to covers. White cover with Fireball. Sticker on title page. A fascinating glimpse into the past of Los Alamos, New Mexico and the assembly of the world’s first nuclear device. Many photographs support the story, which begins in 1943 when the government chose the Pajarito Plateau as an important site for the Manhattan Project. This is the story of one of the greatest scientific achievements of all time. It is the story of the founding of the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and its successful secret mission to create the first atomic bomb, the weapon that ended World War II. Part One, Starting Point, Military and Scientific Realities of 1943: Military considerations had government (make) the decision, by 1943, that an atomic bomb was desirable, as a means for bringing World War II to an end. Scientific considerations had governed the decision that an atomic bomb was feasible.
New York: Random House, 2007. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xv, 364,  pages. Index. Signed by author. Autographed sticker on front of DJ. William Warren Bradley (born July 28, 1943) is an American politician and former professional basketball player. He served three terms as a Democratic U.S. Senator from New Jersey. He ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic Party's nomination for president in the 2000 election. Bradley is the author of seven non-fiction books, most recently We Can All Do Better, and hosts a weekly radio show, American Voices, on Sirius Satellite Radio. He is a corporate director of Starbucks and a partner at investment bank Allen & Company in New York City. Bradley is a member of the ReFormers Caucus of Issue One. He also serves on that group's Advisory Board. In 2008 Bradley was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame.
New York: Abrams Press, 2019. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. vi, 618 pages. Illustrations. References and Notes. Index. Some highlighting noted. Eric Peter Kaufmann (born 11 May 1970) is a Canadian professor of politics at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is a specialist on Orangeism in Northern Ireland, nationalism, political demography and demography of the religious/irreligious. He received his BA from the University of Western Ontario in 1991. He received his MA from the London School of Economics in 1994 where he subsequently also completed his Ph.D. in 1998. Kaufmann was lecturer in comparative politics at the University of Southampton from 1999 to 2003. He was a fellow at the Belfer Center, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, for 2008–09. Kaufmann joined Birkbeck College, University of London, in 2003. He became professor of politics there in 2011.
New York: New York University Press, 1993. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. ix, , 372 pages. Foreword by Richard C. Leone. Tables. Notes. Index. Related ephemera laid in. Name in ink on fep. Very slightly cocked. This is a Twentieth Century Fund Book. Dr. Muller was a longtime consultant for the local, state and federal governments and co-director of the land use center at the Urban Institute. He moved to the United States after World War II and graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1956. He received a master's degree in operations research from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J., in 1961, an MBA from UCLA in 1962 and a doctorate in managerial economics from American University in 1969. A resident of Northern Virginia for more than 40 years, Dr. Muller headed urban research projects for the Systems Development Corp. in Santa Monica, Calif., and then in Falls Church before going to work for the Urban Institute. He also taught part time at American, George Washington and George Mason universities and lectured at Cambridge University.
Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1992. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xx, 347,  pages. Foreword by Mrs. Sadako Ogata. Illustrations. Maps. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Judith Ann Mayotte (born January 25, 1937) is an American humanitarian, author, theologian, producer, former Catholic religious sister, ethicist, and university professor. In 1976 earned a doctorate in theology at Marquette University. In 1982 she joined Turner Broadcasting as Senior Researcher and a producer for the Emmy and Peabody Award winning documentary series Portrait of America. In 1985 she won an Emmy for writing and producing the "Washington" segment of the series. It was during this time that Mayotte found herself drawn, inexplicably, she says, to refugee work. Mayotte applied for and received a grant from the MacArthur Foundation to write a book about refugees. In 1989, at age 51, she embarked on two years of living alone in Eritrea, Sudan, Pakistan, Thailand, and Cambodia. Her book, Disposable People? The Plight of Refugees, was published in 1992.
Edinburgh: Polygon Books (and Edinburgh University Student Publication Board --EUSPB), 1980. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. Format is approximately 5.75 inches by 8.75 inches. , 223,  pages. Illustrations. DJ has subtitle of Scottish Folk, Scottish History. Ink note on fep. The People's Past is a striking and provocative tribute to the Scottish folk scene--past and present--covering a range of topics of interest to folk enthusiasts, scholars, and performers alike. This remarkable collection of essays grew out of the unique atmosphere created by the success of the first-ever Edinburgh International Folk Festival. A one day conference on the subject of The People's Past, designed to investigate the place of Scottish Folk in Scottish History was held. The contributors to this volume make no claims to be definitive or exhaustive in the treatment of their chosen topics.
New York: The ECCO Press (An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers), 2000. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 279,  pages. Illustrations (color). DJ has slight sticker residue at back. S. L. PRICE, a Senior Writer at Sports Illustrated since 1994, has written several books—including Pitching Around Fidel, Playing Through The Whistle: Steel, Football and an American Town, a biography of Aliquippa, Pa. Of Price’s work, the New York Times said, “The seasoned reporter … is a master of the new journalism developed by Hunter Thompson, Gay Talese and Price’s personal paragon, Pete Hamill. Whenever he writes about sports–or about the craft of writing–he hits it over the fence.” Along with his more than three dozen cover stories for SI, Price has also written for Vanity Fair, the New York Times, TIME, and The Oxford American. He has covered ten Olympic Games, two World Cups, interviewed Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, and played Barack Obama one-on-one in an Iowa YMCA.
New York: Ecco (An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers), 2013. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xi, , 320 pages. Illustrations. Index. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Tom Clavin was a reporter for 15 years for The New York Times and has also been a columnist and contributing writer at The Press News Group on eastern Long Island. As a freelance writer he wrote for several prominent magazines on a variety of topics, including Men’s Journal, Smithsonian, Parade, Reader’s Digest, Golf, Cosmopolitan, and Family Circle. He has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, and National Newspaper Association. Four of his books have been New York Times best sellers: Dodge City, The Heart of Everything That Is, Halsey’s Typhoon, and The Last Stand of Fox Company. Other recent titles that have received popular and critical acclaim include The DiMaggios, Lucky 666, Last Men Out, Gil Hodges, Roger Maris, Being Ted Williams, and Reckless.
Dubuque, IA: Wm. C. Brown Publishers, 1992. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. viii, 360 pages. Footnotes. Illustrations. Statistics. Inscribed by the author on fep. Price clipped. John B. Holway (1929- ) has been researching baseball since 1944. Few may boast of as long and noteworthy a contribution to baseball research. Looking at baseball beyond America's major leagues, he wrote the first book in English on Japanese baseball. Since then he has published many notable books on the Negro Leagues, most notably perhaps Voices from the Great Black Baseball Leagues (1975), a collection of interviews with the then virtually unknown Cool Papa Bell, Buck Leonard, Bill Foster, Willie Wells, and The Complete Book of the Negro Leagues (2000). Holway saw his first Negro League game in Washington, DC in 1945. He has also researched intently and written frequently about Ted Williams, whom he saw strike two home runs in the 1946 All-Star Game. Holway has received SABR’s Bob Davids Award and the Casey Award for Blackball Stars, voted the best baseball book of 1988.
Washington DC: Smithsonian Books, 2014. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xv, , 575,  pages. Illustrations. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Covers every Vice President through Joseph Biden. Witcover is a veteran newspaperman of 50 years' standing, having written for The Baltimore Sun, the now-defunct Washington Star, the Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post. Together with Jack Germond, Witcover co-wrote "Politics Today," a five-day-a-week syndicated column, for over 24 years. Witcover was born in Union City, New Jersey. Witcover began working in Washington for Newhouse Newspapers in 1954. He was reportedly steps away from where Robert F. Kennedy was shot in 1968. He was also one of the reporters featured in the 1972 book on campaign journalism, The Boys on the Bus, and eventually came to be seen as a "journalistic institution," according to media critic Howard Kurtz. As of 2018, His most recent book is The American Vice Presidency: From Irrelevance to Power. Kirkus Reviews described the work as a “valuable book of American history.”.
New York: Sports Illustrated Books (an imprint of Time Home Entertainment Inc.), 2014. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. , 341,  pages. Footnotes. Illustrations. Selected Bibliography. Index. Kostya Kennedy is an American sportswriter. He is the author of 56: Joe DiMaggio and the Last Magic Number in Sports--named “the best baseball book to appear in many a season,” by Roger Kahn. And Pete Rose: An American Dilemma, described this way by the novelist Richard Ford: “Like the best writing about sport--Liebling, Angell--it qualifies as stirring literature.” For both books, Kennedy earned the Casey Award for Best Baseball Book of the Year. Each was a New York Times Bestseller. The Rose book and other pieces and appearances by Kennedy, including a 2014 New York Times Op-Ed piece, have played a significant role in the renewed discussion about Rose’s eligibility for the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Kennedy is a contributing editor at Sports Illustrated, where he has reported, written and edited, most recently as an assistant managing editor, since 1994. He is an expert on baseball.
Elmont, NY: University Sports Publications Co., Inc., 2004. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. Format is approximately 8.5 inches by 11 inches. 376 pages, plus covers. Illustrations (many in color). Minor wear to covers. This includes articles by Bob Klapisch, Mark Mandrake, and Ken Derry. Among the topics was a review of the 2003 season, a preview of the 2004 season, coaches, pitchers, catchers, infielders, outfielders, Yankee Stadium (excerpted from One Hundred Years, New York Yankees, The Official Retrospective), Minor Leagues, and Promotional Days.
Lake Suzy, FL: EMP America (A Subsidiary of EMP Solutions, and Renewable Energy Creations, LLC), 2013. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Periodical. Format is approximately 8.5 inches by 11 inches. 12 pages (including covers). Illustrations (most in color). Cover has slight wear and soiling. Mailing label removed from rear cover. This is stated as an Annex to the 5 Volume EMP Series. This was intended to be a quarterly publication. Scarce, ephemeral item. Among the Featured Topics are: EMP Protection Optimization, A National EMP Protection Program, Shielded Power Panels for Survivalist, New EMP Protection Journal, Silicone vs. Thin Film Solar Panels. This is one example of an increasing population of periodicals and single publications related to the EMP threat and how individuals, as well as organizations and governments, can respond and provides some information on steps and technology options available in the commercial marketplace.
Fort Bliss, TX: United States Army Nuclear Agency, 1976. Xerox reproduction. Staplebound. Some pages numbered, illustration pages not numbered, total of 16 pages, printed one side per sheet. Footnotes. Stapled in the upper left corner. Pencil erasure residue on front cover. This paper describes a recent effort by the US Army Nuclear Agency to developed a balanced set of collateral damage guidelines. Figure 1 presents some previously used collateral damage criteria. A discussion of the underlying philosophy is contained as well as a description of how the guidelines are being implements in the FM 101-31 series of manuals. Finally, the use of the guidelines is illustrated with two examples: Target-Oriented Analysis and Preclusion-Oriented Analysis. The dissemination of this paper will provide advanced information on this critically important to the US Army. Capt. Warshawsky was also the principal author of The New Nuclear Radiation Casualty Criteria, Nuclear Notes Number 3.
[Fort Bliss, TX?]: United States Army Nuclear Agency [Presumed], c1975. Xerox reproduction. Staplebound. Unpaginated (40 pages). Maps. Illustrations. Pencil erasure residue on front page. One vugraph has a date of 1975. Rare surviving copy of an ephemeral training briefing. This is mostly a vugraph presentation but has 4 pages of text entitled Corps Commander's Tactical Nuclear Operations Concept (two words blacked out, one word made plural, and one word replaced in ink) followed by four maps. The last page is "x" out and is a page from the Corps Commander's Nuclear Planning Guidance. The Operation's Concept includes the maps and the text references the line Arschenroder (NB1639)-Schluctern (NA3777). Also addressed as the line Bebra (NB5646)-Premich (NA7472), at Bad Hersfeld (NB5035), and the line Bebra (NB5646) - Fulda (NB4800). Also addressed are the line Aschenroder (NB1639) - Alsfeld (NB1822)- Lauterbach (NB2808) - Hauswurz (NA3490) - Schluctern (NA3777). Further discussed are the Hunfeld (NB5313) -Schlitz (NB3914) axis.
Palmdale, CA: Lockheed Martin, c1997. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Brochure. Format is a nine inch by twelve inch brochure with a pocket at the inside of the rear cover which has several inserts. There are 8 pages plus the cover and inserts in the pocket. Text references a 1996 event and the anticipation of a completion of another event in early 1998. This is both an overview of the technical work areas of the Skunk Works and a recruitment package. The last page is about "Enjoying our community...enhancing our community." The inserts are: Career Matrix, Lifestyles, Benefits, and Basic operation rules of the Skunk Works--which are Kelly Johnson's fourteen rules which 'are at the very core of how we work with our customers and each other." Among the technical disciplines briefly discussed are:Systems Engineering, Low-Observable Technology, Avionics, Flight Test, Prototyping, Tactical Systems, Reconnaissance Systems, Reusable Launch Vehicles, and Special Mission Operations.
White Sands Missile Range, NM: Department of Defense, Joint Test and Evaluation Directorate, c1985. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. Format is approximately 8.5 inches by 11 inches. 17 single-sided pages. Date of 29 Jul 29, 85 stamped on front cover. Staplebound. Cover has some wear and soiling. THis bibliography includes test reports, analysis reports, technical memorandums and Letter Reports, Papers, and Pamphlets. Organizations having distribution authority are identified. Both classified and unclassified documents are listed. Reports included have dates from the early 1970s to mid 1980s. The Center for Countermeasures apprears to be the successor to the Joint Test and Evaluation Directorate and makes recommendations for improvements to system developers and decision-makers as well as to the OSD. These activities and recommendations contribute greatly to the production of robust ASE and CM-hardened U.S. weapons systems and the improved capabilities necessary for these systems to function effectively in the increasingly hostile environments found on the modern asymmetrical battlefield.
Arlington, VA: Science Applications International Corporation, 1986. DTIC reprint. Wraps. 114 pages per DOD Form 1473. Figures. Tables. Bibliography. Acronyms. Ink notation on front cover (report title). The distribution limitations stated on the title page are believed to no longer be effective due to the passage of time and advances in technology. This study used a staged approach. The analysis steps included Characterization of sites, threats, and existing physical security systems; Functional analysis of security system requirements, including task definition; and Concept development and evaluation of equipment modules, functional subsystems, and security system elements; and System definition of robotic elements of a physical security system, including concept refinement. Referenced appendices are NOT included in this document.
Hawthorne, CA: Northrop Corporation, Northrop Research and Technology Center, High Power Laser Program Office, 1975. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. v, , I105,  pages. Tables. Figures. Ink correction to report number on title page. Staplebound. Number stamped on front cover. Ink mark on front cover. Minor discoloration on title page where there was an open section to show the report title. Northrop Grumman Corporation is an American global aerospace and defense technology company formed by Northrop's 1994 purchase of Grumman. The company was the fourth-largest arms trader in the world in 2017 with about 84% of all revenue coming from defense related activities. Northrop Grumman is made up of four main business sectors: Aerospace Systems, Mission Systems, Technology Services and Innovation Systems. It also ranks in the top ten military-friendly employers and top 50 companies for diversity. Northrop Grumman and its industry partners have won the Collier Trophy eight times, most recently for developing the Northrop Grumman X-47B which is the first unmanned, autonomous air system operating from an aircraft carrier.