Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2010. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xix, , 273,  pages. List of Abbreviations. Illustrations. Notes. Index. Slightly cocked. DJ has slight wear and soiling. The author enlisted in the Navy in 1936 and served two years on the battleship New York. He was one of ten sailors from that ship to march in the parade at the coronation of King George VI. Selected from the fleet to attend the U.S. Naval Academy, he graduated in late 1941. He served in WWII on cruisers before entering flight training. In Korea he served as CO of VF153, earning a Distinguished Flying Cross. He flew in more than 60 types of aircraft in his career. His aviation commands included VF-153, 1953; CAG-17, 1957; USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVS-42), 1963-64; Commander Carrier Division 3, 1969; Commander Second Fleet, 1970-1971; and Commander Sixth Fleet, 1971-1973. His last assignment was as Deputy Director of the Joint Strategic Target Planning Staff in Omaha, Nebraska.
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Paducah, KY: Turner Publishing Company, 1999. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xvi, , 133,  pages. Illustrations. Footnotes. Index. Poster with chronology of the war and map of the Pacific included and located inside back cover. Inscribed by the author (Winn) on fep. Raymond Gilbert "Ray" Davis (January 13, 1915 – September 3, 2003) was a United States Marine Corps four-star-general who had served in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Davis was decorated several times, he was awarded the Navy Cross during World War II and the Medal of Honor during the Korean War. While serving as the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, he retired with over 33 years service in the Marine Corps on March 31, 1972. Dan Winn entered the military service as a Naval Aviation Cadet in November 1942 and graduated as 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Air Corps. His active duty ended December 1945 as a 1st Lieutenant. During World War II he deployed to the Marianas Islands and flew night fighter missions out of Guam.
Washington DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1978. Presumed First Edition Later printing (Title page states 1977, GPO states 1978 printing). Wraps. xx, 625,  pages. Frontis illustration. List of Illustrations. Source Notes. Bibliographical Note. Appendix A-G (includes Glossary). Index. GEMINI was the intermediate manned space flight program between America's first steps into space with Mercury and the amazing and unprecedented accomplishments achieved during the manned lunar expeditions of Apollo. It more than had its place in man's progress into this new frontier. Gemini accomplishments were manyfold. They included many firsts: first astronaut-controlled maneuvering in space; first rendezvous in space of one spacecraft with another; first docking of one spacecraft with a propulsive stage and use of that stage to transfer man to high altitude; first traverse of man into the Earth's radiation belts; first extended manned flights of a week or more in duration; first extended stays of man outside his spacecraft; first controlled reentry and precision landing; and many more.
Oak Ridge, TN: BWXT Y-12, LLC, 2002. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. 24 pages plus covers. Illustrations (most in color). Minor fore-edge curling. BWXT Y-12 LLC was the entity managing the Y-12 complex for part of the first decade of the 21st century. This document is dated as being published in 2002 or very early in 2003 based on the statement on page 2 that the Y-12 National Security Complex was about to celebrate it 60th birthday in February 2003. The Y-12 National Security Complex is a United States Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration facility located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, near the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. It was built as part of the Manhattan Project for the purpose of enriching uranium for the first atomic bombs. It is considered the birthplace of the atomic bomb. In the years after World War II, it has been operated as a manufacturing facility for nuclear weapons components and related defense purposes.
[Washington, DC]: Panel to Assess the Reliability, Safety, and Security of the United States Nuclear Stockpile, 2001. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. , iii, , ES-ii, 31, ,  pages. Footnotes. Boxes. The Panel consisted of John S. Foster, Jr. (Chairman), and Harold M. Agnew, Sydell P. Gold, Stephen J. Guidice, and James R. Schlesinger. From the Executive Summary: Congress established this Panel in 1999 to examine whether the United States can expect to sustain confidence in its nuclear deterrent while complying with the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. This year we reviewed the national capability to perform the high priority, day-to-day work of stockpile stewardship – surveillance, assessments, refurbishment, annual certification, and production. We find a disturbing gap between the nation’s declaratory policy that maintenance of a safe and reliable nuclear stockpile is a supreme national interest and the actions taken to support this policy. We [the Panel] are particularly concerned about the Department of Energy’s nuclear weapons production complex.
Washington DC: Cosmos Books, 1994. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Format is approximately 8.75 inches by 11.25 inches. 212 pages, Illustrations (many in color). Beautiful book packed with information about the Russian /Soviet space program. Includes space pioneers, Soyuz, Unmanned Ships, Salyut, The Mir Complex and Module, Energia-Buran, Cosmodromes, Training Programs, Moon Program, Mir Station, and more! It is reported that the author skipped town, leaving a lot of folks who ordered expensive space tours from him holding the bag.
Maxwell Air Force Base, AL: Air University Press, 1994. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. Format is approximately 6.75 inches by 9.25 inches. xi, , 431,  pages. Notes. Illustrations. Cover has a minor scuff at front and some wear, soiling, and creasing. Karl P. Magyar was a professor of national security affairs at the US Air Force Air Command and Staff College.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 2003. First Edition [stated]. Hardcover. , 242,  pages. Inscribed by the author on the title page. Beth Brophy is a Washington journalist. She was a reporter for the Washington bureau of Forbes, a founding business reporter and columnist at USA Today, and a writer and editor at U.S. News & World Report. She is also a freelance writer and editor whose work has been published in Business Week, The Washington Post, TV Guide, Good Housekeeping, Ladies' Home Journal, and Parents. In addition, she has been an adjunct professor of journalism at American University and Georgetown University. This is her debut novel.
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. First Palgrave Macmillan U.S. Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 282 pages. Signed with sentiment by author on fep. DJ has slight wear and soiling and an "autographed" sticker on the front. Nada Nadim Prouty (née Al-Aouar; born c. 1970) is a Lebanese former intelligence professional of Druze descent who worked in American counter-terrorism with the FBI and CIA. She worked on high-profile cases like the USS Cole bombing and was stationed in Baghdad during the Iraq War. She resigned after a government investigation into her brother-in-law, Talal Khalil Chahin, allegedly led to the discovery of her having committed immigration-related marriage fraud. Prouty claims she disclosed the sham marriage to the FBI when she applied, and the FBI has not denied this claim, stating simply the FBI "never condoned" the marriage. She was born into the Druze faith, which is often mistaken for being a sect of Islam.
Durham, NC: Moore Publishing Company, 1977. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. , 418,  pages. Footnotes. Index. Inscribed and dated by the author on the fep. DJ has some wear and soiling. Several pages lightly creased. Thaddeus Stem Jr. (1916–1980) of Oxford, North Carolina was an American poet, author and newspaper columnist. His work frequently was published in the Raleigh News & Observer and The Pilot (Southern Pines, N.C.). He also wrote or co-wrote 16 books. The major works included The Animal Fair, Entries from Oxford, Senator Sam Ervin's Best Stories, and Thad Stem's Ark. He was honored with the North Carolina Award for Literature in 1974. He served in the Army during World War II. He began writing poetry in about 1944, and in 1945, nine of his poems were published in Lyric, a literary magazine published in Roanoke, Virginia. Between 1949 and 1950, Stem published much work, including: two collections of poetry, one collection of essays, and The Animal Fair, a series of poetic sketches about small town life.
New York: BasicBooks, 1997. Second printing [stated]. Hardcover. vi, , 238,  pages. Notes. Index. Signed by the author on title page. Black mark on bottom edge. Stephanie Coontz (born August 31, 1944) is an author, historian, and faculty member at Evergreen State College. She teaches history and family studies and is Director of Research and Public Education for the Council on Contemporary Families, which she chaired from 2001-2004. Coontz has authored and co-edited several books about the history of the family and marriage. She won the Washington Governor's Writers Award in 1989 for The Social Origins of Private Life: A History of American Families. In 1995 she received the Dale Richmond Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics. In 2004, she received the first-ever "Visionary Leadership" Award from the Council on Contemporary Families. In the landmark United States Supreme Court case Obergefell v. Hodges, justices cited Coontz's book, Marriage, A History in their decision to grant marriage equality to same-sex couples.
New York: Vantage Press, 1983. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. ix, , 246 pages. Frontis illustration. Dated inscription by the author on fep. The author was a former Rhodes scholar who studied history at Oxford. He attended Harvard Law School after which he sailed around the world as a seaman on a freighter, which is when he wrote Trails of the Sea. He returned to Harvard and then moved to the Washington Law School and became a practicing attorney with a diversified national and international practice. The first case he tried involved the legal rights of shipwrecked seamen, which he briefed from Phoenician days to modern times. Representing the Alaska Steamship Company, through appeals to the Supreme Court, he won the case there. He argued ten other cases in the Supreme Court, winning eight. Upon retirement, he found time to publish this long-forgotten logbook of his experiences at sea.
New York: Simon and Schuster [A Touchstone Book], 2014. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 354,  pages. Nice inscription signed by author on title page. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Cassandra Dunn is the author of The Art of Adapting: A Novel. This is her debut novel. She received her MFA in creative writing from Mills College. She was a semifinalist for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, a finalist for Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers, and a finalist for Clapboard House’s Best of the House. Her stories have appeared in All Things Girl, Midwest Literary Magazine’s Bearing North, Read Short Fiction, Literary House Review, The MacGuffin, 322 Review, Fix it Broken, Clapboard House, Every Writer’s Resource, Rougarou Fiction, and Sand Canyon Review.
Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan, 2019. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Trade paperback. , 155-346 pages. This issue was removed from plastic mailer for cataloguing. Kathryn Babayan is Associate Professor of Iranian History and Culture in the Departments of Middle East Studies and History at the University of Michigan. Her expertise lies in the medieval and early-modern Persianate world. She specializes in gender studies, the history of sexuality, and the history of the anthology. She is the author of Mystics, Monarchs and Messiahs: Cultural Landscapes of Early Modern Iran. Babayan has co-edited two books: Islamicate Sexualities: Translations Across Temporal Geographies of Desire with Afsaneh Najmabadi and An Armenian Mediterranean: Words and Worlds in Motion with Michael Pifer. Significant article on Literature from Iran and the Diaspora, as well as poetry, fiction, and an essays on The Woman Warrior, the Ingrid Bergman Principle. and other topics.
New York: St. Martin's Press, 2017. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 355,  pages. Signed by author on fep. DJ has "Signed Edition" statement. DJ has some wear and soiling. Lisa Scottoline (born July 1, 1955) is an American author of legal thrillers. Scottoline earned a B.A. in English magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, then graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She clerked for judges at the state and federal appellate courts and later became a litigator at the Dechert firm in Philadelphia. Final Appeal received an Edgar Award, for excellence in crime fiction. She has since written 30 bestselling novels, including Look Again and Don't Go, both which reached number two on The New York Times Best Seller list. she has served as President of the Mystery Writers of America and won many other honors. Her novels have been translated into 30 languages. Since March 2007, Scottoline and her daughter Francesca Serritella have been writing the "Chick Wit" column for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
North Topsail Beach, NC: Caisson Press, 2007. Expanded 2nd Edition. Presumed first printing. Hardcover. , 344 pages. Illustrations (color). Sources. Gary Livingston is a published Civil War historian who used his proximity to Cam Lejeune to research the Fallujah operation and interview participants for this extraordinary work.
New York: Skyhorse Publishing, 2018. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xxii, 370 pages. Foreword by Leon Panetta. Illustrations (some in color). Glossary. Index. Signed with sentiment on half-title page. Norton Allan Schwartz (born December 14, 1951) is a retired United States Air Force General who served as the 19th Chief of Staff of the Air Force from August 12, 2008 until his retirement in 2012. As Chief of Staff, he served as the senior uniformed Air Force officer responsible for the organization, training and equipping of nearly 700,000 active-duty Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard and civilian forces serving in the United States and overseas. As a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Schwartz functioned as a military adviser to the Secretary of Defense, National Security Council and the President. He previously served as Commander, United States Transportation Command from September 2005 to August 2008.
New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2003. First Carroll & Graf edition 2003 [stated]. Presumed first printing. Hardcover. xvii, , 381,  pages. Illustrations. Maps. Appendix. Index. Inscribed and dated by the author on the half-title. Ruth Gruber (September 30, 1911 – November 17, 2016) was an American journalist, photographer, writer, humanitarian, and a United States government official. She was a recipient of the Norman Mailer Prize. During World War II, Secretary of the Interior Harold L. Ickes appointed Gruber as his Special Assistant. In this role, she carried out a study on the prospects of Alaska for homesteading G.I.s after the war. In 1944, she was assigned a secret mission to Europe to bring one thousand Jewish refugees and wounded American soldiers from Italy to the US. In 2011, at the age of 100, Ruth Gruber's work as a photojournalist - spanning six decades on four continents - was the subject of a retrospective exhibition at the International Center of Photography in New York. The exhibition, Ruth Gruber: Photojournalist, curated by Maya Benton, is traveling internationally through 2020.
New York: The Free Press, 1999. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xii, 354,  pages. Illustrations. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Inscribed and dated by author on fep. Yoshihiro Francis Fukuyama (born October 27, 1952) is an American political scientist, political economist, and author. Fukuyama is known for his book The End of History and the Last Man (1992), which argued that the worldwide spread of liberal democracies and free market capitalism of the West and its lifestyle may signal the end point of humanity's sociocultural evolution and become the final form of human government. Fukuyama has been a senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies since July 2010 and a Mosbacher Director of the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law at Stanford University. In August 2019 he was named director of the Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy at Stanford. Before that, he served as director of the International Development program at the School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University.
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2006. First edition [Stated]. First printing [stated]. Hardcover. xi, 301 p. Illustrations. Notes. Index. Inscribed and dated by the author on title page. Michael Weisskopf (born 1946) is a Polk Award-winning journalist. Weisskopf specialized in national and international news during 20 years at The Washington Post. While he was embedded with a US Army unit in Iraq on December 10, 2003, his right hand was blown off as he tried to throw an enemy grenade back out of the Humvee. He was the first reporter to be treated at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Weisskopf wrote about this event in his book Blood Brothers: Among the Soldiers of Ward 57. He has also cowritten two books: Truth at Any Cost, with investigative journalist Susan Schmidt about the Lewinsky scandal, and Tell Newt to Shut Up, with David Maraniss about the 1994 Republican takeover. Weisskopf has received the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, the Los Angeles Press Club's Daniel Pearl Award for Courage & Integrity in Journalism,& the U.S. Army's Fourth Estate Award.
Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 261,  pages. Illustrations. Coda, Appendix. Notes. Index. Inscribed by the author on the title page. Kevin Brian Bales CMG (born 1952) is Professor of Contemporary Slavery at the University of Nottingham, co-author of the Global Slavery Index, and was a co-founder and previously president of Free the Slaves. Free the Slaves is the US sister organization of Anti-Slavery International, the world’s oldest human rights organization. Dr. Bales has written extensively on modern slavery. Perhaps his best-known book is Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy (1999; revised edition, 2004, further edition 2012), a firsthand analysis of the operations of five slave-based businesses: prostitution in Thailand, selling of water in Mauritania, production of charcoal in Brazil, general agriculture in India, and brickmaking in Pakistan. Archbishop Desmond Tutu called the book "a well researched, scholarly and deeply disturbing expose of modern slavery"
New York, NY: Free Press, 2007. First edition. First printing [stated]. Hardcover. Sewn binding. Paper over boards. xiv, 464,  p. Notes. Index. Inscribed by the author on fep/ DJ has slight wear and soiling. Howard "Howie" Alan Kurtz (born August 1, 1953) is an American journalist and author with a special focus on the media. He is the host of Fox News Channel's Media Buzz program, and the successor to Fox News Watch. He is the former media writer for The Washington Post and the former Washington bureau chief for The Daily Beast. He has written five books about the media. Kurtz left CNN and joined Fox News Channel on July 1, 2013. In 1981 Kurtz was hired at the Washington Post by Bob Woodward. Kurtz has written for The New Republic, The Washington Monthly, and New York magazine. In Reality Show: Inside the Last Great Television News War--Kurtz chronicles the struggles at the three "traditional" broadcast television networks (ABC, NBC and CBS) to enhance the stature, credibility and audience-draw of their evening news anchors (Gibson, Couric, and Williams).
New York: Penguin Books, 1990. Sixth printing (stated). Trade paperback. Format is approximately 7 inches by 9 inches. 608 pages. Maps. Illustrations. Bibliography. Index. Cover has wear and soiling. Sir John Desmond Patrick Keegan OBE FRSL (15 May 1934 – 2 August 2012) was an English military historian, lecturer, writer and journalist. He wrote many published works on the nature of combat between prehistory and the 21st century, covering land, air, maritime, intelligence warfare and the psychology of battle. In 1960 Keegan took up a lectureship in military history at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, the body that trained officers for the British Army. He remained for 26 years, becoming a senior lecturer in military history during his tenure. Leaving the academy in 1986, Keegan joined the Daily Telegraph as a defence correspondent and stayed with the paper as defence editor until his death. He also wrote for the American conservative National Review Online. In 1998 he wrote and presented the BBC's Reith Lectures, entitling them War in our World.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1974. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. Format is approximately 5.75 inches by 8.5 inches. x, 278 pages. Illustrations. Diagrams. Appendix. Index. DJ is price-clipped and worn and soiled with small tears and chips. Some edge soiling. William N Hess is the official historian for the American Fighter Aces Association, and is one of the most highly respected aviation writers of his generation. A B-17 crewman during World War 2, Hess has written over 40 books during his long and distinguished career. From the point of view of the American fighters in the pacific. this book tells the historical and factual truth about the war.
New York: Harper & Row, 1968. Presumed First Paperback Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. xii, 176,  pages. Appendix I and II (including sources). Index. Cover has some wear and soiling. Robert Strange McNamara (June 9, 1916 – July 6, 2009) was an American business executive and the eighth United States Secretary of Defense, serving from 1961 to 1968 under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. He played a major role in escalating the United States' involvement in the Vietnam War. McNamara was responsible for the institution of systems analysis in public policy, which developed into the discipline known today as policy analysis. He graduated from UC Berkeley and Harvard Business School and served in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. Henry Ford II hired McNamara and a group of other Army Air Force veterans to work for Ford Motor Company. These "Whiz Kids" helped reform Ford with modern planning, organization, and management control systems. After briefly serving as Ford's president, McNamara accepted appointment as Secretary of Defense.