Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1922. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. VOLUME II ONLY. Ex-library. with usual library markings. viii, 421 pages. Some pencil underlining noted. Footnotes. Chronology. Index. George Kennan (February 16, 1845 – May 10, 1924) was an American explorer. As a reporter and war correspondent, he covered American politics, the Spanish–American War, the assassination of President McKinley, and the Russo-Japanese War, as well as World War I and the Russian Revolution. He also published E. H. Harriman's Far Eastern Plans, about Harriman's efforts to secure a lease to the South Manchuria Railway from Japan, as well as The Chicago and Alton Case, defending Harriman's purchase of the Chicago & Alton Railroad from criticism by the ICC and Teddy Roosevelt. Edward Henry Harriman (February 20, 1848 – September 9, 1909) was an American financier and railroad executive. By age 22, he was a member of the New York Stock Exchange. He made a career as a rebuilder of bankrupt railroads. Harriman was nearly 50 years old when in 1897 he became a director of the Union Pacific Railroad. By May 1898, he was chairman of the executive committee, and his word was the law on the Union Pacific system. In 1903, he assumed the office of president of the company. From 1901 to 1909, Harriman was also the president of the Southern Pacific Railroad. At his death Harriman controlled the Union Pacific, the Southern Pacific, the Saint Joseph and Grand Island, the Illinois Central, the Central of Georgia, the Pacific Mail Steamship Company, and Wells Fargo Express. Two chapters on his break with Theodore Roosevelt.
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New York: Crown Business, 2014. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xvii, , 316,  pages. Illustrations. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Signed by Joanna Barsh on the half title page. Includes Part 1, Introduction to Centered Leadership; Part Two: Meaning; Part Three: Framing; Part Four: Connecting; Part Five: Engaging; Part Six: Energizing; and Part Seven: The Journey Continues. Includes Acknowledgments--Fly Us to the Moon!; Notes; and Index. Centered Leadership is the essential leadership guide for our times, as it puts personal development at the center of the corporate leadership endeavor. Here is a program that transforms your work and life balance from a challenge into a strategy. Director Emerita at McKinsey & Company, Joanna helped consumer-facing clients for over 30 years on growth strategy, performance transformation, organization effectiveness, and leadership development. In 2007, Joanna led the creation of Centered Leadership with the mission to develop all leaders seeking to transform their organizations and communities. Joanna has counseled over 100 companies, governments, and organizations around the world. She leads top team discussions, facilitates executive workshops, and delivers keynotes on centered leadership, unlocking the potential of women, and engaging Millennials in the workforce. Joanna has long been a strong advocate for women. Joanna served on NYC’s Commission on Women’s Issues for a decade, invited by Mayor Bloomberg. She led ground-breaking research for The Wall Street Journal’s Women in Econ Task Force and for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Quincy, MA: Francis X. McCauley, 2000. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xii, 353,  pages. Minor cover wear. Signed, with sentiment, by the author on the fep. Contents include a Special Dedication, Introduction, Acknowledgments, Original Charter, Plan A 1917-1949, Plan E 1950-1957, Plan A Phase Two 1958-1999, Quincy School System. Miscellaneous Photographs, Quincy Voter Registration, Women in City Government 1889-1999, What's in a Name?, Mayoral Hall of Fame, Mayoral Photographs, The 20 year Club, Individuals Who Polled Over 20,000 Votes, Special Notes, Selected Biographies, Quincy Officials Service History, Epilogue, Frank McCauley's Election Record, Bibliography, and Every Name Index. Frank McCauley was Quincy mayor from 1982 to 1989 and spent a total of 32 years in public office. McCauley grew up in Houghs Neck, served a year in the Navy between World War II and the Korean War and then attended Boston College. He first ran for a seat on the Quincy City Council as a political unknown in 1959, and finished last. In his last time on the ballot, in 2003, he was the top vote-getter in the city council race. McCauley served in all four elective office in Quincy: ward Councillor, councillor at large, school committeeman, and mayor. He rose to the presidency of a local bank. He later served as the Executive Director of the State Retirement Board. Mayor James A. Sheets asked him to writ this history which covers the period after Quincy changed from a town meeting form of government to that of a city. “I’ve had a great life and I just wanted to share some of what I learned along the way,” he told a Patriot Ledger reporter.
New York: Gotham Books, 2011. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. [x], 390 pages. Illustrations (some in color). Inscription appears to be signed by both authors (different ink) on the title page. Clearly signed by Grant. Additional ink notation on title page not from author. DJ has minor edge wear and flap creases. By 2007, chef Grant Achatz had already achieved the kind of success that most chefs only dream of. He had been named one of the best new chefs in America by Food & Wine in 2002, and received the James Beard Foundation Rising Star Chef of the Year Award in 2003. In 2005 he and Nick Kokonas opened the conceptually radical restaurant Alinea, which was named Best Restaurant in America by Gourmet magazine. Then, positioned firmly in the world's culinary spotlight, Achatz was diagnosed with stage IV squamous cell carcinoma--tongue cancer. Five months later, Grant was declared cancer-free, and just a few months following, he received the James Beard Foundation Outstanding Chef in America Award. This book tells the story of a culinary trailblazer's love affair with cooking, but it is also a book about survival, about nurturing creativity, and about profound friendship. This is not a cancer story in which the disease makes the guy realize he needs to stop focusing on his work and finally spend time with his two young sons, see his parents more, and reconnect with his former sweetheart. No, this is the cancer story that makes a man realize that his screaming ambition was right the whole time, and that if he had only a month to live, he'd better get some stuff done.
New York, N.Y. W.W. Norton & Company, 2012. First Edition [Stated]. Hardcover. 298,  pages. Inscribed on the title page by the author. Inscription reads: To Ann, with love and friendship and all best wishes Sue, and then signed Susan Richards Shreve under her printed name. Susan Shreve (also known as Susan Richards Shreve) is an American novelist, memoirist, and children's book author. She has published fifteen novels, most recently More News Tomorrow (2019), and a memoir Warm Springs: Traces of a Childhood (2007). She has also published thirty books for children, most recently The Lovely Shoes (2011), and edited or co-edited five anthologies. Shreve co-founded the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing program at George Mason University in 1980, where she teaches writing. She is the co-founder and the former chairman of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation. It is 1973 and the scandal of Watergate is on everyone's lips. Lucy Painter, children's book writer and single mother of two, is leaving New York and the married father of her children, to return to the house in the tightly knit Washington, DC, neighborhood where she grew up and where she discovered her father's suicide. Lucy hopes for a fresh start, but her life is full of secrets: her children know nothing of the circumstances surrounding her father's death or of the identity of their own father. As new neighbors enter their insular lives, the safety and stability of her family are in jeopardy. This is a story of how shame leads to secrets, secrets lead to lies, and how lies stand in the way of human connection.
New York: Simon & Schuster [A Touchstone Book], 2008. First Touchstone Hardcover Edition [Stated]. First printing [stated]. Hardcover. , 359,  pages. DJ has hologram and some edge wear, wrinkling. Signed by the author on the page facing the title page. Seamlessly weaving real science, history, and politics with an intriguing love story, the author expertly combines fact and fiction with nonstop heart-pounding action in a plot that will have you breathlessly turning the pages until its explosive end. Final Theory has everything one can love in a novel: heart-pounding tension, astonishing plot twists, and fascinating science. Mark Alpert manages to make physics more thrilling than one could ever imagine. Real characters, real science, a deliciously explosive premise and a breakneck plot combine to make this one of the finest science-based thrillers to appear in a long time. Alpert has a rare gift for combining cutting edge science with an unrelenting pace and edge-of-the-seat action. When his physicist mentor is brutally murdered for his possible knowledge about Einstein's Unified Theory, Columbia University professor David Swift and his Princeton scientist girlfriend are swept up by a violent race between the FBI and a ruthless mercenary for control of the information and its staggering potential. With his love for science reawakened, he wrote his first novel, Final Theory, about Albert Einstein and the historic quest for the holy grail of physics, the Theory of Everything. Final Theory was hailed as one of the best thrillers of the year by Booklist, Borders and the American Booksellers Association. Foreign rights to the novel were sold in more than twenty languages, and the movie rights were acquired by Radar Pictures.
New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xii, , 262,  pages. Figures and Tables. Signed by the author on the title page. Includes Acknowledgments, Notes, References, and Index. Chapters cover The Puzzle of Successful Global Governance; Yes, the System worked; Why the Misperception?; The Role of Interest; The Role of Power; The Role of Ideas; and Where Do We Go from Here? In this book, Daniel Drezner, a renowned political scientist and international relations expert, contends that despite the massive scale and reverberations of this latest crisis (larger, arguably, than those that precipitated the Great Depression) the global economy has bounced back remarkably well. Examining the major resuscitation efforts by the G-20, IMF, WTO, and other institutions., the author shows that, thanks to the efforts of central bankers and other policymakers, the international response was sufficiently coordinated to prevent the crisis from becoming a full-fled depression. Yet the narrative about the failure of multilateral economic institutions persists, both because the Great Recession affected powerful nations whose governments managed their own economies poorly, and because the most influential policy analysts who wrote the books and articles on the crisis hail from those nations. Nevertheless, Drezner argues, while it's true that the global economy is still fragile, these institutions survived the "stress test" of the financial crisis, and may have even become more resilient and valuable in the process.
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1992. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. Oversized book, measuring 8-1/2 by 11-1/4. xiii, , 297,  pages. Illustrations (some in color). Gift inscription, not from the author, on fep. Introduction by Peter Gay. Includes chapters on Origins; The Institutions of Jewish Life; From the Middle Ages to the Court Jews; The Return to History; The Struggle for Emancipation; In the Fifty-Year Empire; and The End. Also includes Further Reading, Acknowledgments, Credits, and Index. This unique book provides a panoramic over view of the 1600 year history of the Jews in Germany. Through texts, pictures, and contemporary accounts, it follows the German Jews from their first settlements on the Rhine in the fourth century to the destruction of the community in World War II. Using both voices and images of the past, the book reveals how the German Jews looked, how they lived, what they thought about, and what others thought of them. Ruth Gay's text, interwoven with excepts from memoirs, letters, newspapers, and many other contemporary sources, shows how the German Jews organized their communities, created a new language (Yiddish), and built their special culture--all this under circumstances sometimes friendly, but often murderously hostile. The book explains the internal debates that agitated the community from medieval to modern times, and analyzes how German Jewry emerged into the modern world. The earliest document in the book is a fourth-centrury decree by the Emperor Constantine permitting Jews to hold office in Cologne. Among the last are letters, written in Nazi Berlin, from Betty Scholem to her son Gershom in Palestine.
New York: Harper & Row, 1984. First Edition. Seventh Printing [stated]. Hardcover. x, , 603,  pages. Appendices. Notes. Bibliography. Index. DJ is price clipped and has some edge wear and sticker residue at back. Inscribed by the author on the title page Inscription reads To the Bartnetts, With warm regards, and with hope--Joan Peters September 17, 1985. Joan Peters (April 29, 1936 – January 5, 2015), was a journalist and broadcaster. She wrote the 1984 book From Time Immemorial, a controversial account of the origins of the Palestinians. In the 1970s and early 1980s, Peters wrote for magazines such as Harper's, Commentary, The New Republic, and The New Leader, was a consultant for of CBS news documentaries in 1973 about the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, and provided commentary for PBS. Her dedication to the cause of Israel may have been triggered by a visit in the 1970s to the Soviet Union, where officials treated her and her husband with suspicion. According to the Walker Agency, which booked engagements for her, Peters served as an adviser to the White House on foreign policy in the Middle East during the Carter administration. In From Time Immemorial (1984), she argued that Palestinians are largely not indigenous to modern Israel and therefore have no claim to its territory. The book, a best-seller, became controversial. Scholars and writers such as Norman Finkelstein, Noam Chomsky, Edward Said, Yehoshua Porath. and Ian and David Gilmour criticized it. Shortly before her death, the Israeli ambassador to the United Nations, Ron Prosor, telephoned to convey to her that Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu was deeply grateful for her work.
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1996. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 310 pages. Illustrations. Index. Black mark on bottom edge. Includes To the Reader; Acknowledgments. This is a memoir by the author of The Great War and Modern Memory, winner of the National Book Award. Fussell writes about an idyllic boyhood shattered by World War II-and the way the war experience changed his perspective on everything that came before and after. His life began in Pasadena, California, a pastoral middle-class sanctuary almost untouched by the Great Depression. He went as an innocent to nearby Pomona College, where he learned about drinking and women, and spent afternoons marching on the football field with the ROTC. And then, when the United States entered World War II, the spell was broken. At nineteen he joined the army and began the central event of his life. He endured basic training, became a second lieutenant in the infantry, and, leading his platoon into battle, was seriously wounded. When he recovered, he vowed never to take orders again. His newly subversive sensibility would color all his later years, as a Harvard Ph.D. student, as a professor of literature, and as one of America's most distinguished commentators on twentieth-century life. After the war, Paul Fussell pursued a career as a literary scholar and critic, writing and editing many books on eighteenth-century British literature, poetic technique, travel writing, and military culture, together with two volumes of social and cultural criticism.
New York: The Penguin Press, 2012. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 421,  pages. Maps. Illustrations. Pencil underlining and marks noted. Includes Authors' Note, Prologue, Appendix: How the AIDS Epidemic Can Be Overcome, Acknowledgments, Notes, References to the Appendix; Additional Suggested Readings; and Index. Drawing on remarkable new science, this book tells the story of how Western colonial powers unwittingly sparked the AIDS epidemic and then fanned its rise. Drawing on remarkable new science, Tinderbox overturns the conventional wisdom on the origins of the deadly AIDS epidemic, and the best ways to fight it today. Recent genetic discoveries have traced the birth of HIV to the forbidding equatorial forests of Cameroon, where chimpanzees carried a nearly identical virus for illennia without causing a major outbreak in humans. During the Scramble for Africa near the turn of the twentieth century, colonial companies blazed new routes through the jungle in search of rubber and other riches, sending African porters into remote regions rarely traveled before. It was here, during the age of European conquest, that humans first contracted the strain of HIV that would eventually cause 99 percent of AIDS deaths around the world. This book is an indictment of Western ineptitude and meddling and lost opportunities to prevent millions of infections and deaths. But it also contains valuable prescriptions for making change--and it's an important read for anyone who cares about Africa.
New York: The Free Press [Martin Kessler Books], 1997. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xi, , 244 pages. Tables. Includes Acknowledgments, Introduction, Notes, and Index. Also includes chapters on Three Politicians at Risk; Why American Politicians Are Vulnerable; How They Came to be Vulnerable; Why Their Vulnerability Matters; A Case of Fright: The First Oil Shock; A Case of Paralysis: The Budget Deficit; A Case of Fraud: The Wars on Crime; More Democracy, More Dissatisfaction; and What, If Anything, Might Be Done? Anthony Stephen King FBA (17 November 1934 – 12 January 2017) was a Canadian-British professor of government, psephologist and commentator. He taught at the Department of Government at the University of Essex for many years. From 1969, he was Professor of Government at Essex, where he also led a Wednesday brainstorming class of selected bright students from the Department of Government. He also taught at Princeton and the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He regularly appeared on election results programming and analyzed their implications. For each UK General Election from 1983 to 2005, he was BBC television's analyst on their election night programming. On a monthly basis, he analyzed political opinion polls on voting intentions for The Daily Telegraph. He also wrote many books on politics and was co-editor of the Britain at the Polls series of essays. During the latter part of his life, his research focused on: the changing British constitution; the British prime ministership; American politics and government and the history of democracy.
New York City: Shengold Publishers, Inc., 1979. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. DJ and book have wear and soiling. Bookplate of previous owner on fep. Preface. Notes. The contents are divided into eight chapters: Prolegomenon, The State of Shock, Despair, The World Stands Accused, The Complaint Against Heaven, Confession, Unshaken Faith, and Conclusion. This book is an in-depth study of predominant Holocaust themes as reflected in Hebrew poetry during and in the post-Holocaust periods. Rabbi Kohn consulted leading contemporary Hebrew poets, like Aharon Zeitlin, Yehudah Leib Bialer, Israel Efros, Shimon Halkin, and Chaim Chamiel. The material was selected on specific topics such as Shock, Despair; and Reactions to a silent and indifferent world in full view of the annihilation of the Jewish people; and the sense of guilt of those who survived and of those who were not "there"... This study unveils for the first time, for the English reading public, poetic sources on the Holocaust. Poetry is the closest emotional testimony of the victims and witnesses of the Holocaust whose testimony reverberates from every verse, particularly of those who can no longer personally bear witness. They eternalized their feelings poetically. Poetry comes closest to a recorded testimony of our martyrs. They conveyed their anguish through verse before dying, thus letting us emotionally experience that imponderable moment and help us, albeit vicariously, identify with that suffering. Thus the martyr and victims testify in poetic genre for the annals of human history what happened, while the other poets record their anguished protest and speak the conscience of our partially decimated people.
Hamden, Connecticut: Archon Books, 1989. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xii, 200,  pages. Presentation letter laid in. Includes Foreword by Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter. Also includes Acknowledgments, Introduction, Coda; and Index. Also includes Black and White Illustrations of Nelson H. Cruikshank; The Cruikshank family about 1903; Home Supervisor explaining the Farm and family record book; Farm Security migrant camp; Staff associated with Frank F. Fenton, Director of Organization of the American Federation of Labor about 1946; Nelson speaking on the "Town Meeting of the Air"; Nelson with William Green, President of the American Federation of Labor; Cartoon: "Mr. and Mrs. Cruikshank, May I Present....''; Nelson with President Jimmy Carter; and Baby Bunting. Mr. Cruikshank crossed swords and tongues with many well-known people, and he talks animatedly about them in this oral history. Nelson Hale Cruikshank (June 21, 1902-June 19, 1986) was known nationally in the U. S. as an expert on Social Security, Medicare and policy on aging. He was a minister, labor union activist and the first director of the Department of Social Security at the AFL-CIO before entering government in his mid-60s. Cruikshank is considered the most important non-legislator responsible for the enactment of Social Security Disability Insurance in 1956, which provided Social Security benefits to people with disabilities, and of Medicare in 1965. As President Carter's adviser and counselor on the aged and as chairman of the Federal Council on Aging, Cruikshank led efforts to preserve and expand Social Security benefits for the elderly and people with disabilities.
New York, N.Y. Random House, 1999. First Edition (Stated). Hardcover. xix, , 484,  pages. Illustrations. Includes Acknowledgment, Maps, Introduction, Appendix A; Appendix B; Notes, Bibliographic Note, and Index. Also contains 4 maps: Japan and Operation Downfall; Plan for Operation Olympic and Estimated Japanese Dispositions as of May 1945; Plan for Operation Olympic and Actual Japanese Dispositions as of August 1945; and August Storm: Soviet Offensive in Manchuria, August 1945. Chapters cover Tokyo Burns: Raid of March 9-10; Strategies Old, Strategies New; From Zeppelins to B-29s; LeMay Takes Command; Fire and Mud; The "Fundamental Policy"; Magic Insights; Downfall and Olympic Plans; The Invasion and the President; Pummeling and Strangling: Bombardment and Blockade, June to August; Ketsu Operation on Kyushu; Kamikazes, Civilians, and Assessments; The Eclipse of Olympic; Unconditional Surrender and Magic; Magic and Diplomacy with the Soviets; Hiroshima; Manchuria and Nagasaki; The Decisive day, Surrender, Assessing Realities and Alternatives and Conclusions. Richard B. Frank (born November 11, 1947 in Kansas) is an American lawyer and military historian. Frank graduated from the University of Missouri in 1969, after which he served four years in the United States Army. During the Vietnam War, he served a tour of duty as a platoon leader in the 101st Airborne Division. In 1976, he graduated from Georgetown University Law Center. Frank has written several books and articles on the Pacific campaign of World War II and Southeast Asia.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Friends General Conference, 1973. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Pamphlet. . 22 pages. Illustrated cover. This is one of the rarer works of this extraordinary individual--visionary, doctor, organizational leader, advocate, and to many prophet. Includes sections on Human Sexuality and the Quaker Conscience; Sexuality and Society in Conflict; Basic Sociosexual Issues; and Some Thoughts, as well as Notes and Additional Reading. In the matter of moving towards some resolution of the crucial issues and dilemmas that relate to sex, it would seem as if our only way, whether as fellow citizens, parents, or Quakers, is to hew to our own standards and values, each one for ourselves, while affirming--and confirming by our attitudes and actions--the rights of other people to their own. Such affirmation would make it possible to provide adequate sex information and education for all ages, and sexual information and counseling and contraceptive services to those sexually active persons who need and desire them. On the Yale University campus, where every incoming freshman is made aware of the availability of just such services, the college chaplains observe how little casual sex or promiscuity exists, and the health services report a phenomenally low venereal disease and premarital pregnancy rate.
The Johns Hopkins University: Service Center for Teachers of History [A Service of the American Historical Association], 1967. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Booklet. , 82 pages. Footnotes. References. Cover has some wear and soiling. Some underlining noted. Since World War II, a new group of scholars has subjected the writings of the Imperial and Progressive historians to a massive, critical reassessment. Reexamining and rethinking the evidence at almost every major point, they have proceeded along two distinct yet complementary and overlapping lines of investigation. One line has been concerned mainly with exploring the substantive issues both in the debate with Britain and in the politics of the new nation between 1776 and 1789 and in examining the nature of internal political divisions and assessing their relationship to the dominant issues. A second line of investigation has been through the history of ideas, especially through the underlying assumptions and traditions of social and political behavior, and has sought to explain the relationship between those ideas and the central developments of the Revolutionary era. The material will appear in somewhat altered form as the introduction to a collection of essays on the American Revolution to be published by Harper & Row.
Philadelphia: Edgewood Publishing Company and Hubbard Brothers (copyright page), 1882. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Decorative Front Cover and Spine. xi, , 13-484,  pages. Some cover wear and soiling. Some page discoloration. Profusely Illustrated. Some front board weakness, restrengthened with glue. Bottom corner of several pages creased and chipped. Includes Author's Preface, as well as chapters on The Overt Act of Treason and its Effect North and South; Advance of the Grand Army from Washington and Its Defeat at Bull Run; Departure of McCellan's Army for the Peninsula; Advance of McDowell from Washington; The Seven Days' Fight on the Peninsula; My First Capture; Gen. Lee's Invasion of Pennsylvania--Battle of Gettysburg; Battle of the Wilderness--Our Capture and Re-Capture; Advance of Grant's Forces; Andersonville; Hanging of the Thieves; Enlargement of Our Prison; Andersonville in August; Millen Prison; Florence Prison; and St. John's College Hospital. The author wrote: Very little of the terrible barbarity which characterized the prisons in the South extended to the combatants in the field. While it must be admitted that in a few cases the war was signalized by some acts that were a reproach and disgrace to the participants, the general conduct of the armies in the field was such as reflected honor on the people of the land.
San Francisco, California: Miller Freeman Books, 1998. First Printing [Stated]. Trade paperback. CD is NOT PRESENT. xv, , 271,  pages. Includes Foreword, Editor's Introduction, Prologue: King Solomon Hill; Initial Inquiries and Encounters; Tips, Leads, and Documents; Witnesses; H.C. Speir; Retrospectives; and Epilogue. Also includes Knocking on Doors for 78s: Record Grades; The Immortal Charlie Patton; Country Blues and Gospel Pioneers; Memphis City Directory Blues; A Quick Ramble and more. Also contains One Last Walk up King Solomon Hill, Afterword, References, List of 78 rpm Record Issues Cited, Index to 78s, List of Interviews Cited, Reissues, Index of Names, CD Liner Notes, and about the Author and Editor. This book by expert blues scholar Gayle Dean Wardlow reveals the stories of the great blues pioneers--many in their own words. Based on personal interviews, public records, and even door-to-door canvassing, Wardlow's lively writings reflect the unique excitement of blues search-and-discovery. He paints colorful portraits of both legends and unknowns of the 1920s, '30s, and beyond who helped shape the music: Charlie Patton, Ishmon Bracey, Bukka White, Tommy Johnson, The Real Willie Brown, Skip James, and dozens more. Wardlow has added three new articles especially for this book. "Bukka White: From Aberdeen to Parchman" introduces the use of court documents to blues research. "Blind Roosevelt Graves" was a piece that he had long wished to write, and it was prepared with its context with this book in mind. "Stop, Look, and Listen at the Cross Road" is a commentary asking the blues fan to entertain another interpretation of the crossroads legend.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1930. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xiv, 365,  pages. Some cover wear and board weakness. Spine tear. Illustrated endpapers. Frontis Illustration. Footnotes. 40 b/w illustrations. Appendix Bibliography. Index. Samuel Eliot Morison (July 9, 1887–May 15, 1976) was an American historian noted for his works of maritime history and American history that were both authoritative and popular. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1912, and taught history there for 40 years. He won Pulitzer Prizes for Admiral of the Ocean Sea (1942), a biography of Christopher Columbus, and John Paul Jones: A Sailor's Biography (1959). In 1942, he was commissioned to write a history of United States naval operations in World War II, which was published in 15 volumes between 1947 and 1962. Morison wrote the popular Oxford History of the American People (1965), and co-authored the classic textbook The Growth of the American Republic (1930) with Henry Steele Commager. Over his career, Morison received eleven honorary doctoral degrees, and garnered numerous literary prizes, military honors, and national awards from both foreign countries and the United States, including two Pulitzer Prizes, two Bancroft Prizes, the Balzan Prize, the Legion of Merit, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. One of several subjects that fascinated Morison was the history of New England. In 1921 he published The Maritime History of Massachusetts, 1783–1860. In the 1930s Morison published a series of books on the history of Harvard University and New England, including Builders of the Bay Colony: A Gallery of Our Intellectual Ancestors (1930).
Norman, Oklahoma: The Arthur H. Clark Company, An imprint of the University of Oklahoma Press, 2008. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 546,  pages. Volume 10 of the Kingdom in the West: The Mormons and the American Frontier series. Includes Footnotes, Illustrations, Foreword, Acknowledgments, Editorial Procedures, and Introduction. Chapters cover "Like a Thousand o-Brick"; Happy Fighting Led by Inspired Men: Approaching the Flash Point, 1856; "See the Red Stuff Run": Awaiting Buchanan; "Dancing on a Volcano"; The Change in Administrations; "It's a Hell of a Place"; The Decision to Intervene; "President Young Says that He Would Build a Fort" Utah Prepares for the Storm; "To Conquer Both Time and Distance"; Harney Organizes the Expedition; In Pharaoh's Army: Teamsters, Reporters, and soldiers West; "We Will Make a Potter's Field of Every Canyon: Young and the Legion Respond; "Bring Home All the Powder and Lead": The Quest for Arms and Munitions; "If We Are Driven into Extreme Measures"; "Lonely Bones"; "Like Stubble before a Wirlwing"; "Staggering Along Like so Many Drunken Men"; "My Thoughts upon Utah Matters". William P. MacKinnon, an American independent historian. A management consultant, MacKinnon is a historian of the American West, Mormon history, and Utah history who was described by Richard E. Turley in 2018 as "the acknowledged expert" and by Thomas G. Alexander in 2019 as "the most knowledgeable authority" on what was known in its time as the American War of the Mormons' Succession (or more recently "the Utah War"), a topic of which MacKinnon began his study as a Yale sophomore history major in 1958.
Washington, D.C: WM. Ballantyne & Sons, 1898. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Pagination goes from viii to 17, with no apparent loss of text. Ends with page 374. Footnotes. Some wear and page discoloration. Ink notation on fep. Preface, and chapters on The History of the Foundation of the Federal Territory and of the Location and Early Development of the Federal City; Removal of the Seat of Government to Washington; L'Enfant's Map of the City of Washington; Forests, Houses, Streams and Springs in the Territory of Columbia when the City was Founded; Old Homes and Seats in the Vicinity of the City of Washington; Old Histories, Guide- and Sketch-books, and Directories of the City of Washington Prior to and Including 1850; The History of Pennsylvania Avenue Prior to 1850; Boarding-house and Hotel Life of Public Men in the City during the first Half of the Nineteenth Century; Social Life in the City during the First Half of the Century; Bibliography, and Index. Despite the word "Pictures' in the title, this does not appear to have been an illustrated work, and the author has provided word pictures of key events. Chapter II, "Removal of the Seat of Government to Washington," was written by Mr. Wilhelmus Bryan. Samuel Busey was raised on a farm in Maryland in the Jacksonian period. He studied medicine and practiced in Washington. In 1853, he joined the faculty of the medical school at Georgetown University, where he had a distinguished career. He helped found or lead several medical associations, including the American Pediatric Society, the American Dermatological Association, and the American Medical Association. He was a prominent local in the nation’s capital.
Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1979. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. vii, , 420,  pages. Includes Introduction and Index. Also includes chapters on Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana, Ohio, Kentucky, East Tennessee, West Tennessee, Illinois; Missouri; West Indies; Indulgences; and Index. This material is not only of value for genealogical research. It is clearly of importance for economic and social history. For example, the great number of weavers, spinners, carders, and makers of cotton machines throw light on the rapid growth of the cloth industry, notably in Rhode Island, New Jersey, and sections of New York. Many British subjects were engaged in the gunpowder business, in Delaware particularly. Almost all crafts and employments are represented: some of the aliens were artists, engravers, printers, silver-smiths, gunsmiths, cabinetmkers, schoolmasters, and ministers of the Gospel, to mention only a few occupations. After passage of an Act of July 6, 1812 required all British subjects were to report to the marshal of the state or territory of their residence "the persons composing their families, the places of their residence and their occupations or pursuits; and whether, and at what time, they have made the application to the courts required by law, as preparatory to their naturalization." The returns had been deposited in the National Archives. Some returns supplied additional data, such as country of origin.
Scotts Valley, CA: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. xii, 783,  pages. Illustrations. Annexes. Contents include 12 chapters, an Epilogue, and 26 Annexes (A through Z) starting at page 299. Lieutenant Colonel Jim Nicholson has served active and reverse in the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Army National guard, an the US Army Reserve. He did tours of duty as an Intelligence Officer in the Pentagon, Defense Intelligence Agency, US Central Command, US Forces Command, Joint Task Force Six, Ft. Bliss, TX, two multi-agency counterdrug task forces, Central America, the Middle East, and along the Mexican Border. He has also worked as a police department intelligence analyst, private investigator, political field organizer and speech writer, investigative reporter, obituary writer, cement finisher, oil rig floor hand, truck dock worker, and car salesman. Inscribed on the first page by the author: To General Petraeus Thank you for your nearly forty years of service to our nation--and for your friendship. Take care and God Bless, Dave. Jim Nicholson 30 Apr 13. Mr. Nicholson joined New Jersey’s National Guard in 1982, and later transferred to the Army Reserve, rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel. It was about that time that he began leaving the Philadelphia Daily News for overseas military missions that he rarely discussed. Mr. Nicholson was sent on nearly a half-dozen missions to Panama in the late 1980s and early ‘90s, and was involved in the 1989 U.S. invasion that overthrew Gen. Noriega. Other missions centered on Colombia and Venezuela. Along the way, Nicholson struck up a correspondence with Petraeus, and the two men became friendly.
Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press, 2004. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xi, , 483,  pages. Illustrations. Maps. Some yellow highlighting noted. Stamp on bottom edge. Sticker residue on back cover. Contains List of Illustrations, Illustrations. Maps. Preface, Notes, Bibliography, and Index. Chapters cover France's First Empire: Gains and Losses; Bugeaud and the Conquest of Algeria; Faidherbe of Senegal and West Africa; Gallieni and Joffre: Colonials Tragically Intertwined; Lyautey: Prince of Proconsuls; Heirs to Lyautey; The Twilight of French Colonialism; Bigeard: Last of the Line in Vietnam and Algeria; and "A Remnant Shall Remain...". Contains 7 photographs, and 3 maps. Inscribed by Alain Cohen (not an author and not mentioned in the Index, may be noted security professional) to General Petraeus on the half title page. Inscription reads: To General Petraeus, The Marcel Bigeard of our generation. I present you my well-worn copy of a superb book about the cultured generals who shaped and defended their greater Republic. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Respectfully, Alain Cohen. Cultured Force is a revisionist work, first because it takes vigorous issue with prevalent negative views of colonial activity, second because it presents most of the military figures who are the heroes of the tale as cultivated, sensitive, all-round men. And its focus on individual personalities brings the story to life, filling it with anecdotes and color. The result is intriguing, mostly convincing, sometimes demanding, and quite fascinating.