New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1985. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 596 pages. Maps. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Small rough spot inside front flyleaf. DJ soiled and scuffed, with small tears. Edwin Thomas Layton (April 7, 1903 – April 12, 1984) was a rear admiral in the United States Navy. Layton is most noted for his work as an intelligence officer during WWII. Layton was in charge of all intelligence in the Pacific Ocean area. Layton was a champion of using code-breaking information in war planning operations. Layton's book describes how Kimmel and his army counterpart at Pearl Harbor, General Walter C. Short, the commanders there, were scapegoats for failures by higher-ups in Washington, D.C. Roger Pineau entered the Navy in 1942 and spent most of World War II at the Naval Communications Annex in Washington, where he worked in code-breaking operations. In 1947, he became an assistant to Samuel E. Morrison, a Harvard University historian and Navy rear admiral who wrote the official Navy history of World War II.
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Nan-Lou Publishing Co., Inc., 1981. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Format is approximately 7.25 inches by 8.75 inches. xii, 947,  pages. Illustrations. Index. Bibliography. Corrections sheet, with a red ink "X" on it, taped to fep. Scarce. Ex-library with the usual library markings. The words, along with the illustrations, are intended to form a symphony of lovely music, which results in the harmony of the mental and pictorial images created by the union of history and art. It is hoped that the enjoyment of the reader is enhanced by the gleanings of this colorful panoramic view of medical history.
Quantico, VA: Marine Corps Intelligence Activity, 2004. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Spiral bound. Format is approximately 4 inches by 6.25 inches. 20 pages, counting front and back covers. Marked For Official Use Only (presumed to no longer apply). Illustrations. An improvised explosive device (IED) is a bomb constructed and deployed in ways other than in conventional military action. It may be constructed of conventional military explosives, such as an artillery shell, attached to a detonating mechanism. IEDs are commonly used as roadside bombs. IEDs are generally seen in heavy terrorist actions or in asymmetric unconventional warfare by insurgent guerrillas or commando forces in a theater of operations. In the second Iraq War, IEDs were used extensively against US-led invasion forces and by the end of 2007 they had become responsible for approximately 63% of coalition deaths in Iraq. They are also used in Afghanistan by insurgent groups, and have caused over 66% of coalition casualties in the 2001?present Afghanistan War.
Madison, WI: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1927. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Limited Edition of 500 [stated]. Hardcover. Format is approximately 8.25 inches by 12 inches. XLII, , 260. 6,  pages. Illustrations. Footnotes. Ex-library with the usual library markings. Cover and corners have wear and soiling. Hollister Pharmaceutical Library Number One. Theodor Husemann was from 1881 to 1883 a member of the German Pharmacopoeia Commission, and he also worked as an expert in several murder trials. The Wisconsin Historical Society (officially the State Historical Society of Wisconsin) is simultaneously a state agency and a private membership organization whose purpose is to maintain, promote and spread knowledge relating to the history of North America, with an emphasis on the state of Wisconsin and the trans-Allegheny West. Founded in 1846 and chartered in 1853, it is the oldest historical society in the United States to receive continuous public funding. The society's headquarters are located in Madison, Wisconsin, on the campus of the University of Wisconsin?Madison.
Baltimore: The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of the State of Maryland, 1903. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Format is approximately 7 inches by 9.75 inches. , 889,  pages. Illustrated endpapers. Frontis Illustration. Illustrations. History. Biography. Chronology. Index. Errata, Corrections, Etc. Eugene Cordell was known as an outstanding Maryland medical historiographer, physician, author and teacher. At the outbreak of Civil War he entered the Confederate Army. He was wounded in action at Winchester, Virginia, on September 19, 1864. He was taken prisoner in 1865 and held until the war's end. He graduated from the University of Maryland Medical School in 1868. He subsequently went on to serve as attending physician in the Baltimore General Dispensary. Then he served as Librarian at the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland. He practiced medicine in Baltimore during the 1870's. He went on to help produce the Maryland Medical Journal. He produced many works including the Medical Annals of Maryland. He joined the faculty and held the position of Professor of the History of Medicine.
New York: International Publishers, 1947. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 160 pages. Biographical Sketches. Reference Notes. Index. DJ has some wear, tears, chips and soiling. Karl Obermann (22 September 1905 - 10 July 1987) was a German historian. He became the first director of the Historical Institute of the (East) German Academy of Sciences and Humanities. In Paris during the 1930s Obermann was able to work as a free-lance journalist for various German language newspapers and magazines, reflecting the number of German political exiles living in the city. Karl Obermann belonged to the German Democratic Republic's first generation of Marxist-Leninist historians. The focus of his work was on the history of Germany during the nineteenth century, and within that century he imputed particular importance to the defining events of 1848. He belonged to numerous national and international academic committees, notably of the East German Historical Association.
New York: The Fairfax Press, 1985. First Printing thus [Stated]. Hardcover. m 145,  pages. Illustrations. Maps. Index. DJ worn and chipped. Sir Winston Spencer-Churchill (30 November 1874 ? 24 January 1965) was a British politician, army officer, and writer. He was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945, when he led Britain to victory in the Second World War, and again from 1951 to 1955. Churchill oversaw British involvement in the Allied war effort against Germany and the Axis powers, resulting in victory in 1945. His wartime leadership was widely praised. He was praised as a social reformer and writer, among his many awards was the Nobel Prize in Literature. Two of his most famous works, were his six-volume memoir The Second World War and A History of the English-Speaking Peoples; a four-volume history covering the period from Caesar's invasions of Britain to the beginning of the First World War. Some of Churchill's speeches were also published. Blood, Sweat and Tears was included in Life Magazine's list of the 100 outstanding books of 1924?1944.
Los Angeles, CA: American Film Institute, 2019. Presumed first edition/first printing. DVD. DVD. In original shrinkwrap. Includes illustrations (many in color). Distinctive black cover. Cover shows wear and soiling. 47th Life Achievement Award. Foreword by James Earl Jones. The American Film Institute (AFI) was established in 1967 when President Lyndon B. Johnson enacted the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act. In April 2003, AFI re-opened the 1938 AFI Silver theatre in Silver Spring, Maryland The American Film Institute was founded in 1967 as a national arts organization to preserve the legacy of American film heritage, educate the next generation of filmmakers and honor the artists and their work. George Stevens, Jr., served as director from the institute's founding until 1980. In 1969, the institute established the Center for Advanced Film Studies. The first class included filmmakers Terrence Malick, David Lynch, Caleb Deschanel and Paul Schrader. That program grew into the AFI Conservatory, a fully accredited graduate film school.
Los Angeles, CA: American Film Institute, 2019. Presumed first edition/first printing. Wraps. 135,  pages. Includes illustrations (many in color). Distinctive black cover. Cover shows wear and soiling. 47th Life Achievement Award. Foreword by James Earl Jones. The American Film Institute (AFI) was established in 1967 when President Lyndon B. Johnson enacted the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act. In April 2003, AFI re-opened the 1938 AFI Silver theatre in Silver Spring, Maryland The American Film Institute was founded in 1967 as a national arts organization to preserve the legacy of American film heritage, educate the next generation of filmmakers and honor the artists and their work. George Stevens, Jr., served as director from the institute's founding until 1980. In 1969, the institute established the Center for Advanced Film Studies. The first class included filmmakers Terrence Malick, David Lynch, Caleb Deschanel and Paul Schrader. That program grew into the AFI Conservatory, a fully accredited graduate film school.
New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, Inc., 1978. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 379,  pages. Endpaper map. Illustrations. Map. DJ has wear, tears, chips and soiling. Cover has some wear and soiling. Some edge soiling. Inscribed and dated by the author on the half-title page. 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. In 1946, The New York Post asked her to cover the work of a newly created Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry on Palestine. The Committee was to decide the fate of 100,000 European Jewish refugees who were living in European camps as displaced persons (DP). The committee members spent four months in Europe, Palestine, and the Arab countries and a month in Switzerland digesting their experiences. The committee's twelve members unanimously agreed that Britain should allow 100,000 Jewish immigrants to settle in Palestine. British foreign minister Bevin rejected the finding.
New York: John Bradburn, 1863. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 245,  pages. Footnotes. Ex-library with usual library markings. Library binding. Robert Seymour Symmes Tharin, lawyer, born near Charleston, South Carolina, 1830. Robert was graduated at the College of Charleston in 1857 and at the law-school of the University of New York. He became known for his Union sentiments and his sympathy with non-slaveholders. He advocated the establishment of small farms and factories, the emigration of the blacks to Africa, the representation of non-slaveholders, who were in the majority, in legislatures, conventions, and congress, and the repeal of the ordinance of secession. His Union sentiments led to an attack on him by a mob in 1861, and he fled to Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Tharin then settled in Richmond, Indiana. He returned to the south after the war, and in 1884 was corporation counsel of Charleston, South Carolina He is the author of "Arbitrary Arrests in the South" (New York, 1863), and "Letters on the Political Situation" (Charleston, South Carolina, 1871).
Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2002. First Printing thus [Stated]. Hardcover. Format 3.75 inches by 5.25 inches. xii-388,  pages. Abbreviations. Index. DJ is in a plastic sleeve. August Valentine Kautz (January 5, 1828 ? September 4, 1895) was a German-American soldier and Union Army cavalry officer during the American Civil War. He was the author of several army manuals on duties and customs eventually adopted by the U.S. military. Promoted to brigadier general of volunteers on April 16, 1864, Kautz led cavalry operations under the command of Maj. Gen. Benjamin Butler during Ulysses S. Grant's campaigns against Richmond and Petersburg between April and June 1864. After the war, Kautz served (from May to June 1865) on the trial board investigating the conspirators involved in the assassination of President Lincoln, before performing service in the southwest frontier, including as the commander of the Department of Arizona and commanding officer of Fort McDowell. He was appointed commander of the Department of the Columbia in 1891 with the rank of brigadier general.
Annapolis, MD: United States Naval Institute, 1960. Sixteenth Edition. Presumed first printing. Stiff boards. xi, , 641,  pages. Frontis illustration. Illustrations. Quizzes. Glossary. Index. Name of previous owner stamped on fep. Cover has some wear and soiling. This reflects the state of the art, the state of knowledge and the state of practice just at the United States was entering the Vietnam War. This revision into the thirteenth edition was undertaken at the request of the U.S. Naval Institute by the Standards and Curriculum Division, Training, Bureau of Naval Personnel. For nearly half a century The Bluejackets' Manual has been a basic training and reference text for hundreds of thousands of Navy men. During these years the book has incorporated the experience gained from two major wars, and has evolved into an ever more effective volume. This thirteenth edition is the most recent step in that evolution.
Annapolis, MD: The United States Naval Institute, 1950. Fourteenth Edition. Presumed first printing. Stiff boards. xi, , 828,  pages. Frontis illustration (color). Illustrations. Quiz. Glossary. List of Useful Publications. Index. Cover has some wear and soiling. Name of previous owner on fep. This reflects the state of the art, the state of knowledge and the state of practice just after the conclusion of the Second World War. This revision into the fourteenth edition as far as possible follows the form and content of the 1944 and 1946 editions. Every effort has been made to bring it up to date both in substance and approach. Some subjects had been omitted because they received more detailed treatment in other texts or training courses. Certain topics have been added or expanded in order to bring the book more in line with the general training program. For nearly half a century The Bluejackets' Manual has been a basic training and reference text for hundreds of thousands of Navy men. During these years the book has incorporated the experience gained from two major wars, and has evolved into a more effective volume.
Annapolis, MD: United States Naval Institute, 1928. Eighth Edition, revised [stated], second printing [stated]. Stiff boards. Format is 4.25 inches by 6 inches. viii, [7 pages of plates image on one side], 958,  pages. Illustrations (some color, some fold-outs). Name stamped inside front and rear boards. Name in ink on fep. Front board has some weakness. Cover worn, scuffed and soiled. This reflects the state of the art, the state of knowledge and the state of practice after the lessons of the First World War had been absorbed. The purpose of this revision has been to modernize the manual and to incorporate those things which tend to make an able seaman and a thorough man-o'-war's man. Part I is for the Recruit. Part II--are on subjects which every man of board ship should know. Parts III-was rudimentary seamanship and gunnery. Part IV--Advanced seamanship and gunnery. Part V--Physical Drills. Part VI--Landing force. Part VII--Miscellaneous.
Annapolis, MD: United States Naval Institute, 1938. Eighth Edition, revised [stated], second printing [stated]. Stiff boards. xii, , [8 pages of plates], 836,  pages. Illustrations (some color, some fold-outs). Boards somewhat scuffed. Newspaper clipping pasted inside front board. Stamp of John Lyman inside front cover! Front board has some weakness. Cover worn and soiled. Spine torn. This reflects the state of the art, the state of knowledge and the state of practice just prior to the start of the Second World War. The purpose of this revision had been to modernize the manual so that it agreed in substance with the latest training courses and included such other information as would tend to make an able seaman and a thorough man-o'-war's man. Part I was for the Recruit. Part II included the subjects every man on board should now. Part III--Rudimentary seamanship and gunnery. Part IV--Advanced seamanship and gunnery. Part V--physical drills. Part VI--Landing force, and Part VII--Miscellaneous.
Annapolis, MD: The United States Naval Institute, 1959. Fiftieth Anniversary Edition, presumed First printing. Hardcover. xxv, , 291,  pages. Frontis illustrations. Illustrations. Index. Minor edge soiling. Compiled for The Society of Sponsors of the United States Navy. Foreword by Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Arleigh Burke. This is the fourth volume in this series. It contains the records of fewer vessels but among them are several new types of ships. These are of the latest design with highly-developed electronic equipment and atomic propulsion. These new devices are being installed in the ships, listed in this volume, build during the so-called Atomic Age. Many of them are as different from the ships of World War Ii, listed in Volume Three, as those from the sailing ships of the Continental Navy. Accordingly, the Society of Sponsors includes in this volume certain types of ships hitherto considered as auxiliaries and noncombatant.
Annapolis, MD: The United States Naval Institute, 1952. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xxi, [, 618 pages. Frontis illustrations. Illustrations. Index. Compiled for The Society of Sponsors of the United States Navy. This is the third volume in this series and contains a listing of over 4,000 combatant ships and their sponsors. It covers a period of twenty-seven years of unprecedented shipbuilding--the greatest in world history--prior to, during, and since World War II. This volume deals only with combatant ships. Auxiliary ships, which of course are of vital important to the fleets, are not include for the reason that only Sponsors of fighting ships are eligible for memberships in the "The Society of Sponsors of the United States Navy." This covers the types of combatant ships, including: Battleships, Cruisers, Aircraft Carriers, Destroyers, Submarines, Amphibious Vessels, Transports, Escort Vessel, Landing Ship Flotilla, Submarine Chasers, Mine Vessels, Minelayers, Minesweepers, Patrol Vessels, Frigates, Motor Gunboats, Motor Torpedo Boats, Attack Transports.
London: Almark Publishing Co. Ltd., 1972. First Edition [stated]. Presumed first printing. Hardcover. 72 pages. Illustrations Front board weak and restrengthened with glue. Coastal Forces was a division of the Royal Navy initially established during World War I, and then again in World War II under the command of Rear-Admiral, Coastal Forces. It remained active until the last minesweepers to wear the "HM Coastal Forces" cap tally were taken out of reserve in 1968. Royal Navy Coastal Forces craft operated mainly in the English Channel and North Sea waters, especially in the build up to the Normandy invasion of 1944. They were also used in the Mediterranean and off Norwegian coastline. They raided St. Nazaire and Dieppe. They were used to attack German convoys and their S-boat (known to the Allies as "E-Boat") escorts, carry out clandestine raids and landings, and pick up secret agents in Norway and Brittany. Alongside British officers and men, the coastal craft were manned by various Allied nationalities including Dutch, Norwegian, Canadian, Australian, and New Zealanders.
Annapolis, MD: The United States Naval Institute, 1951. Second printing [stated]. Hardcover. xiii, , 228,  pages. Illustrations. Footnotes. Index. Some endpaper discoloration. Some cover wear and soiling. Stephen Hadley Evans was born on September 7, 1905, at Clinton, Md., and was graduated from Western High School in Washington, D.C., in 1923. He entered the U.S. Coast Guard Academy at New London, Conn., as a cadet in 1924. He was graduated and commissioned an Ensign on March 8, 1927. He commanded the Cutter Algonquin on escort convoy duty with the Greenland Patrol. In January 1943, he became commander of a Greenland Patrol escort convoy task force group, using alternately as his flagships the Cutters Tampa, Modoc, and Algonquin. He was awarded a Navy Commendation Ribbon for meritorious serve as Commanding Officer of a warship on convoy duty in the Atlantic, and the Legion of Merit with "V" for exceptionally meritorious conduct for outstanding services to the Government as an Atlantic Fleet Escort Commander covering the period June 18 to December 2, 1943.
Washington DC: National Rifle Association, 1981. Revised and Expanded Second Edition. Hardcover. xx, , 535,  pages. Endpaper maps. Publisher's Note. Apology. Introduction to the Second Edition. Illustrations. Minor soiling to DJ and edges. John B. George served in the Pacific and the China-Burma-India theaters and held the rank of lieutenant colonel when demobilized. George served with the 132nd Infantry Regiment/23rd Infantry Division "Americal!" on Guadalcanal and the famed Merrill's Marauders (5307th Composite Unit) in Burma. At Princeton he majored in politics, graduated with highest honors, and won the Atwater Prize in politics. Col. George spent four years at Oxford and then went to British East Africa to study for four years. He settled in Washington, D.C. as executive director of the Institute of African-American Relations. He joined the State Department?s Foreign Affairs Institute as a consultant, lecturer, and writer. Col. George also wrote articles on hunting and nonfiction adventure for magazines including The Saturday Evening Post.
Philadelphia, PA: Dorrance & Company, Inc., 1930. First Edition [stated]. Presumed first printing. Hardcover. 483,  pages. Illustrations. Appendices (A-D). Inscribed to Anson Jackson (who was a Colonel in the Infantry Reserve). Anson address label on back of frontis illustration. Some foxing to text, discoloration inside boards & flyleaves. Some scratches and foxing to fore-edge. Spine faced. Presentation copy signed and dated by the author. Robert Edward Coontz (June 11, 1864 ? January 26, 1935) was an admiral in the United States Navy, who sailed with the Great White Fleet and served as the second Chief of Naval Operations. Coontz graduated from the Naval Academy in 1885, and served at the Navy Department and in several ships over the next decade. He returned to the Navy Department late in 1894, to work on updating officer records, then was assigned to the cruiser USS Philadelphia, the Coast Survey and the cruiser USS Charleston. During the Spanish? American War Coontz seized control of Guam, then joined Admiral George Dewey in the Philippines. Coontz saw action in the Philippine?American War.
New York: Arco Publishing Company, Inc., 1970. Reprint Edition. Hardcover. vi, , 520 pages. Illustrations. Maps. Tables. Some cover and edge wear. Sticker inside front cover. Spine and other parts of the cloth have some soiling and staining. Some endpaper, edge and page soiling noted. Some rear board weakness noted. The Naval Annual was a book that provided considerable text and graphic information (largely concerning the British Royal Navy) which had previously been obtainable only by consulting a wide range of often foreign language publications. It was started by Thomas Brassey, 1st Earl Brassey in 1886. Though often compared with Jane's Fighting Ships, the two British annuals were, in fact quite different. The Brassey series began a dozen years earlier, and its special strength was the dozen or more detailed articles on naval matters, authored by experts. They covered British and other nations' naval developments ranging from the latest ships to overall policy.
Philadelphia, PA: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1891. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xvi, 15-553,  pages. Illustrations. Appendix. Ex-library with some of the usual library markings. Boards scuffed, some wear to spine edges. Daniel Ammen (May 15, 1820 ? July 11, 1898) was a U.S. naval officer during the American Civil War and the postbellum period, as well as a prolific author. In 1861? 62, he commanded the gunboat USS Seneca in the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron. His bravery was conspicuous in the Battle of Port Royal, November 7, 1861. Under Samuel F. Dupont's command, he took part in all the operations on the coasts of Georgia and Florida. In the engagements with Fort McAllister, March 3, 1863, and with Fort Sumter, April 7, 1863, he commanded the monitor USS Patapsco. He was commissioned captain of the USS Mohican July 26, 1866. His publications include The Atlantic Coast in The Navy in the Civil War Series; Recollections of Grant; and The Old Navy and the New. Officers of a Union monitor, probably USS Patapsco, photographed during the American Civil War. He was promoted to Rear Admiral in 1877, and was retired June 4, 1878.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1857. Presumed first printing thus. Hardcover. vii, , 624,  pages. Illustrated edges. Frontis illustration. Footnotes. Folding plates. Illustrations. Appendix. Index. Rebound. First generally published as Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan Performed in the Years 1852, 1853 and 1854 under the Command of Commodore M.C. Perry, United States Navy. Washington: A.O.P. Nicholson by order of Congress, 1856. An also, originally published in Senate Executive Documents, No. 34 of 33rd Congress, 2nd Session. Francis Lister Hawks (June 10, 1798 ? September 26, 1866) was an American writer, historian, and educator. Hawks became the first president of the University of Louisiana (now Tulane University). Hawks's major contributions are literary. He edited the single volume Appletons' Cyclopaedia of Biography (1856), which added American biographies to the volume edited by Elihu Rich and published in 1854 by Richard Griffin & Company (London). He compiled Commodore Perry's report on visiting Japan.