New York, N.Y. Gallery Books, 1990. Presumed First U. S. Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 45,  pages. This is one of the Classic Warplanes series. Profusely illustrated with black and white and also color photographs of aircraft. Includes History and Development, Early Service, A Change of Engine, The P-51D and K, Lightweights and exports, DoubleTrouble; and an Index. This impressive work is a pictorial history charting the development and operational career of the P-51 with over 90 illustrations, Bill Gunston OBE, FRAeS (1 March 1927 – 1 June 2013) was a British aviation and military author. He flew with Britain's Royal Air Force from 1943 to 1948, and was a flying instructor. He spent most of his adult life doing research and writing on aircraft and aviation. He was the author of over 350 books and articles. His work included many books published by Salamander Books. Bill Gunston became one of the most internationally respected authors and broadcasters on aviation and scientific subjects. Gunston attended the Northampton Engineering College until 1951 then he joined the staff of Flight International magazine, where, writing as "W.T.G.", he was appointed Technical Editor in April 1955. From 1969, he was part of the production team on the annual publication Jane's All the World's Aircraft. He was editor of Jane's Aero-Engines from 1995 to 2007.
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New York: Beginner Books, Inc., 1960. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. 62,  pages. Illustrated endpapers. Color illustrations. DJ has wear and tears. Note that on the first edition of Green Eggs and Ham, the front dust jacket cover must have the blurb '50 Word Vocabulary' as a sticker. The sticker is essential to identification as a first edition. Second and later printings have '50 Word Vocabulary' printed on the front dust jacket cover. This dust jacket has '50 Word Vocabulary' as a sticker!!! Both book and dust jacket are first issues, with statement that the book is Distributed by Random House, not published by Random House. Theodor Seuss Geisel (1904 –1991) was an American children's author, cartoonist, illustrator, poet, animator, and filmmaker. He is known for writing and illustrating more than 60 books under the pen name Dr. Seuss. His work includes many of the most popular children's books of all time, selling over 600 million copies and being translated into more than 20 languages. Geisel adopted the name "Dr. Seuss" as an undergraduate at Dartmouth College. He began his career as an illustrator and cartoonist for Vanity Fair, Life, and other publications. He worked as an illustrator for advertising campaigns, most notably for Standard Oil, and as a political cartoonist for the New York newspaper PM. He published his first children's book And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street in 1937. During World War II, he illustrated political cartoons, and he worked in the animation and film department of the Army where he wrote, produced or animated many productions including Design for Death, which later won the 1947 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.
Moscow: Novosti Press Agency Publishing House, 1983. Presumed First English Language Edition. Trade paperback. 61,  pages, plus 56 black and white photographs. Book measures 4 inches by 6-1/2 inches. Chapters include information on The First Army of Workers and Peasants, Time of Severe Trials, People in the Rear Help Forge Victory, and Ever Vigilant. The author may have been a veteran of the battle for Berlin. Discusses the Russian Revolution, the Russian Civil War, Counter-revolutionaries, and the progress of Soviet Socialism.
New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press, 2001. Trade paperback. xi, , 279,  pages. Inscribed on the title page by the author; inscription reads: For Ilene, Best Wishes, Ahmed Rashid. Includes Preface and Acknowledgments, Maps, Introduction: Afghanistan's Holy Warriors; Part I: History of the Taliban Movement; Part 2: Islam and the Taliban; Part 3: The New Great Game; Also includes Appendices, Notes, and Index. Ahmed Rashid (born 1948 in Pakistan) is a journalist and best-selling foreign policy author of several books about Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Central Asia. Ahmed Rashid was born in Pakistan. He attended Cambridge University in the late 1960s. After graduating, Rashid spent ten years in the hills of Balochistan, western Pakistan attempting to organize an uprising against the Pakistani military dictatorships of Ayub Khan and Yahya Khan. Frustrated and defeated and turned his attention to writing about his homeland. He has been the Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central Asia Correspondent for the Daily Telegraph for more than 20 years and a correspondent for Far Eastern Economic Review. He also writes for the Wall Street Journal, The Nation, and academic journals. "Now something of an elder statesman, Mr. Rashid is sought after for advice by diplomats in Islamabad and Kabul, and by policy makers in NATO capitals and Washington." His book, Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia, was a The New York Times bestseller, translated into 22 languages, and has sold over a million copies since the September 11, 2001 attacks. The book was used extensively by American analysts in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.
Chicago, IL: LabelMaster [Printed and Distributed by], 2000. 2000 Edition. Trade paperback. Format is approximately 4 inches by 5.5 inches. 384 pages. Sections in different color paper. Minor indentations on front cover. The 2000 Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG2000) was developed jointly be Transport Canada (TC), The U. S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Secretariat of Transport and Communications of Mexico (SCT) for use by fire fighters, police, and other emergency personnel who may be the first to arrive at the scene of a transportation incident involving dangerous goods. It is primarily a guide to aid first responders in quickly identifying the specific or generic hazards of the material(s) involved in the incident, and protecting themselves and the general public during the initial response phase of the incident. This guidebook will assist responders in making initial decisions upon arriving at the scene of a dangerous goods incident. It should not be considered as a substitute for emergency response training, knowledge or sound judgment. ERG2000 incorporates dangerous goods lists from the most recent United Nations Recommendations as well as from other international and national regulations. First responders at the scene of a dangerous goods incident should seek additional specific information about any material in question as soon as possible.
New York, NY: Grosset & Dunlap, 1975. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 272 pages. Oversized volume, measuring 12 inches by 9-1/4 inches. Illustrated endpapers with unit patches. Illustrations. Artist's Biographies. Picture Credits. References. Index. DJ has wear, tears, soiling and chips. James Ramon Jones (November 6, 1921 – May 9, 1977) was an American novelist known for his explorations of World War II and its aftermath. He won the 1952 National Book Award for his first published novel, From Here to Eternity, which was adapted for the big screen immediately and made into a television series a generation later. Jones wrote of his WWII works that "It will say just about everything I have ever had to say, or will ever have to say, on the human condition of war and what it means to us, as against what we claim it means to us."
Bethesda, MD: Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, 2001. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Brochure. This pamphlet is folded in thirds, and measures 11 inches by 8.5 inches unfolded. It is printed on both sides and has one major illustration on the front panel. Also contains a listing of Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Fiscal Year 2001 Funding Recommendations, as well as a listing of FASEB Advocacy Principles, listing of FASEB Officers and Selected Publications. The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology is the largest coalition of life sciences societies in the United States, and is comprised of 20 societies with over 60,000 members. The mission of FASEB is to enhance the ability of biomedical and life scientists to improve, through their research, the health, well-being, and productivity of all people. FASEB facilitates coalition activities among member societies and disseminates information on biological research through scientific conferences and publications.
Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints. Presumed one of a multiple original printing. Business Card. 4.25 inches by 2.375 inches. Color illustration presumably of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints Temple in Salt Lake City with Elder Price's Utah and Toronto addresses printed in the upper left corner. The reverse has the Church's Articles of Faith and also information on the Sunday services at 861 Ossington Ave., Toronto. When this item was entered into the database, the internet indicated that there was still an active Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints operation at 861 Ossington Ave., in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This may have been the card of an Elder of the Church who was performing missionary service in Canada.
Chautauqua, NY: The Chautauqua Press, 1928. Fourth printing [stated]. Hardcover. Folding map at frontis. xiii, , 332,  pages. Footnotes. A Selected Bibliography for the Traveler. Index of Scriptural References. Index of Subjects and Proper Names. Cover has some wear and soiling. Page xiii is bound in prematurely, prior to page vii. Some endpaper and page discoloration and foxing. Harry Emerson Fosdick (May 24, 1878 – October 5, 1969) was an American pastor. Fosdick became a central figure in the Fundamentalist–Modernist controversy within American Protestantism in the 1920s and 1930s and was one of the most prominent liberal ministers of the early 20th century. Although a Baptist, he was called to serve as pastor, in New York City, at First Presbyterian Church in Manhattan's West Village, and then at the historic, inter-denominational Riverside Church in Morningside Heights, Manhattan. Fosdick's sermons won him wide recognition. His 1933 anti-war sermon, "The Unknown Soldier", inspired the British priest Dick Sheppard to write a letter that ultimately led to the founding of the Peace Pledge Union. His Riverside Sermons was printed in 1958, and he published numerous other books. His radio addresses were nationally broadcast; he also wrote the hymn "God of Grace and God of Glory". Fosdick's book A Guide to Understanding the Bible traces the beliefs of the people who wrote the Bible, from the Hebrews (which he regarded as practically pagan) to the faith and hopes of the New Testament writers. Fosdick was a member of the American Friends of the Middle East, a founder of the Committee for Justice and Peace in the Holy Land, and an active "anti-Zionist"
New York, N.Y. Charles Scribner's Sons, 1882. Later printing presumed. Hardcover. xii, , 229,  pages. Footnotes. Cover has wear and soiling. Ex-Institutional library with usual markings. Some endpaper and page discoloration. Includes Preface, Table of Authorities and Abbreviations, List of Maps, Chapters on The Situation in July, 1862; The Battle of Cedar Mountain; On the Rappahannock; Jackson's Raid; The Pursuit of Jackson; The Battle of Gainesville; McDowell and Porter; The Battle of Groveton; Longstreet and Porter; The Battle of Manassas; The Battle of Chantilly; Halleck and McClellan; and Final Reflections. Also contains Appendices on The Address to the Army, and General orders; Porter's Night March; Potter's Orders and Despatches on the 29th; The Losses in Battle; The Numbers of the Two Armies; Time of the Arrival of Kemper's Division; Roster of the Federal and Confederate Armies at the Battle of Manassas, otherwise called the Second Battle of Bull Run, fought on Saturday, August 30, 1862. Also contains index. John Codman Ropes (April 28, 1836 – October 28, 1899) was an American military historian and lawyer, and the co-founder of the law firm Ropes & Gray. The author was a member of the Massachusetts Historical Society, and the Military Historical Society of Massachusetts. The focus of his work was the Military Historical Society of Massachusetts, which he founded in 1876. The work of this society was the collection and discussion of evidence relating to the Civil War. Most members of this society except himself had fought through the war, and many were general officers of great distinction, it was from first to last maintained and guided by Ropes.
New York, N.Y. International Publishers, 1968. Third Edition, presumed first printing thus. Trade paperback. 252 pages. Cover has wear and soiling. Includes Author's Introduction to Third Edition, on the War for the Cities, as well as Author's Foreword to First Edition. Part I chapters cover Down from the Highlands; Struggle Around Saigon; Hide and Seek; Integrated with the Enemy; Of Arsenals and Hospitals; Ratios and Battle Tactics; Patriots and Mercenaries; Part II chapters cover How did the War Start?; Sparks on a Mountainside; Breaking the Grip; In the Western Highlands; and Frontal Assault; and Part III chapters cover Very Special War; Cops in Saigon; and How Will it End?. Also includes Epilogue and Index, as well as a Map of South Vietnam and Photographs by the Author. Wilfred Graham Burchett (16 September 1911 – 27 September 1983) was an Australian journalist known for being the first western journalist to report from Hiroshima after the dropping of the atomic bomb, and for his reporting from "the other side" during the wars in Korea and Vietnam. Burchett began his journalism at the start of the Second World War, during which he reported from China, Burma and Japan and covered the war in the Pacific. After the war he reported on the trials in Hungary, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and on Cambodia under Pol Pot. During the Korean war he investigated and confirmed claims by the North Korean government that the US had used germ warfare. He was the first western journalist to interview Yuri Gagarin after Gagarin’s historic first flight into outer space (Vostok 1). He played a role in prompting the first significant Western relief to Cambodia after its liberation by Vietnam in 1979.
Wheaton, Illinois: Living Books, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 1990. Seventh Printing [stated]. Mass market paperback. 224 pages. Illustrations. Inscribed by Nick the Greek to Maggie inside the front cover. Chapters include Out of Control; Roots; A Land of Little Opportunity; The Making of a Mobster; A Search for Freedom; A Career in rime; The Final Fork; Freedom Behind Bars; Rough-and-Tumble Rivals; Love Letters from Prison; Satan Strikes Back; The Return of the Greek; The Raising of the Dead; and Inside Out. Also contains an Afterword. The incredible true story of ex-con Nick the Greek. From scrappy immigrant boy to fearless underworld criminal, Nick the Greek terrorized the towns and cities he roamed. As a hit man, thief, and drug addict, he was reckless. It was as if life--his own or anyone else's--had no value whatsoever. Then something remarkable happened. It wasn't until Nick the Greek was sent to prison that he was truly set free,,,, William Proctor, a graduate of Harvard College (magna cum laude in history) and Harvard Law School, has authored, coauthored or ghostwritten more than 80 books in such fields as health and fitness, business and investments, religion, personal motivation, politics, the media and education. He is also the author of three novels. Proctor's books, which have sold over 10 million copies in 40-plus languages, include international bestsellers and an 18-week appearance on the New York Times nonfiction hardcover bestseller list. His books have received many publishing industry awards including the Templeton Foundation Book of Distinction award.
Smothers Brothers. Multiple original, uniquely signed by both Smothers Brothers. Photograph [in a clear plastic sheet protector]. Format is 8 inches by 10 inches. Black and white photograph of Dick Smothers with a string bass and Tommy Smothers with a yo-yo. At the top it is inscribed To Elliote Kara - Smothers Bros Yo Yo Ma. Dick Smothers. Tommy Smothers signed as Yo Yo Ma rather than himself--unique on the few signed copies of this image found on the internet. The Smothers Brothers are Thomas ("Tom" – born February 2, 1937) and Richard ("Dick" – born November 20, 1939), American folk singers, musicians and comedians. The brothers' trademark double act was performing folk songs (Tommy on guitar, Dick on string bass), which usually led to arguments between the siblings. Tommy's signature line was "Mom always liked you best!" Tommy acted "slow" and Dick, the straight man, acted "superior." In the late 1950s and early 1960s, the brothers frequently appeared on television variety shows and issued several popular record albums of their stage performances. Their own television variety show, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, became one of the most controversial American TV programs of the Vietnam War era. Despite popular success, the brothers' penchant for material that was critical of the political mainstream and sympathetic to the emerging counterculture led to their firing by the CBS network in 1969. One episode was left unaired. The brothers continued to work, both independently and as a team, on stage and television, and in films during subsequent decades. They continued to tour the country as the longest-lived comedy team in history; 2008 marked their 50th year performing together.
New York: Atheneum, 1979. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. xvii, , 172,  pages. Illustrations. DJ has some wear and soiling. Inscribed on the front free endpaper by the principal author, Morgan Wootten. Inscription reads: To Tom O'Brein, Best of luck always to a member of a great family. Your brother has always been one of my all time favorites. May God Bless you and yours. Sincerely, Morgan Wootten. The book includes Foreword by Red Auerbach, as well as an introduction: Meet Morgan Wootten. Chapters cover Orphans and Champions; An Unlikely Combination; To Be the Best: Preparing for Power Memorial; The Greatest High School Basketball Game Ever Played; Avoiding the Letdown; The Recruitment Rush: Winning a College Scholarship; How to Build a Winner; The Perfect Year; Athletics and Academics: Speaking Bluntly; and "...to Touch Peoples Lives". In more than twenty-two seasons with DeMatha High School in Maryland, Wootten has compiled a win record of nearly 90 per cent, including four national high school championships, the last with an undefeated season, and literally dozens of other championships. Nine of his players, including star Adrian Dantley, have gone to the NBA, and, in the only time two players from the same school have ever been in the same squad, Dantley and Kenny Carr led the U.S. Olympic team to the Gold Medal in 1976.
Detroit, MI: Pettgrew Enterprises, Inc., 1979. Third Printing [stated]. Hardcover. 383,  pages. Illustrations. Index. DJ has wear, soiling, tears and chips. Former Chief Petty Officer Joseph D. Harrington served in USS Card (CVE-11) during World War II, and in USS Prairie (AD-15) and USS Helena (CA-75) during the Korean Conflict. He has written many articles for national magazines and is a frequent contributor to the Naval Institute Proceedings. This was to be the first of a trilogy on the service rendered by the Nisei in World War II.
New York: David McKay Company, Inc., 1969. Presumed first printing. Hardcover. x, 396,  pages. Illustrations. Some page and fore-edge soiling. DJ has some wear, soiling, tears and chips. The Author, Mary Gallagher, is uniquely situated to understand the real woman beneath the goddess figure that the world made of Jacqueline Kennedy, having been her personal secretary for eight years. She was privy to Mrs. Kennedy in her white house years as well as the years of her marriage before he took office. She was with her on that black day in Dallas. This is an intimate look at the real woman behind the legend. It is not a tell-all that betrays, but a peek at a woman who was the Queen of Camelot. Frances Spatz Ornstein Leighton (September 4, 1919 – April 6, 2007) was an American author best known for her ghostwriting of accounts of Washington, D.C., life. Leighton wrote or ghostwrote over 30 books, including My Thirty Years Backstairs at the White House (1961) and My Life with Jacqueline Kennedy (1969). She was born in Ohio and attended Ohio State University. Leighton soon moved to Washington, D.C., where she worked as a journalist for several publications, including The American Weekly. She ghostwrote her first memoir in 1957, of a chef for the President of the United States. After publishing several successful books, she became a very popular ghostwriter.
New York: Berkley Publishing Corporation [ A Berkley Medallion Book], 1976. Presumed First Berkley Paperback edition, first printing. Mass market paperback. xxii, , 572 pages. Illustrations. Chart. Note by Kermit Roosevelt. Glossary. Selected Bibliography, Some cover wear. Some page edge browning. Anthony Cave Brown (March 21, 1929 – July 14, 2006) was a British journalist, espionage non-fiction writer, and historian. Brown's first major work to attract widespread attention was Bodyguard of Lies (1975), which examined the strategical elements of World War II, including codebreaking and its effect on the war's outcome. He followed up on this theme with a book, The Last Hero: Wild Bill Donovan, about William J. Donovan, the director of the American Office of Strategic Services during World War II; the Office of Strategic Services later evolved into the Central Intelligence Agency. Another espionage-related effort was a 1987 biography of Sir Stewart Menzies, who served as head of British MI6 (Secret Intelligence Service) during World War II. The book was titled C: The Life of Sir Stewart Graham Menzies, Churchill's Spymaster. His book Treason in the Blood: H. St. John Philby, Kim Philby, and the Spy Case of the Century, published in 1994, examined the interconnected lives of the famous British spies Kim Philby and Harry St. John Philby, son and father. His final 1999 book Oil, God and Gold: The Story of Aramco and the Saudi Kings, examined the Aramco company in Saudi Arabia.
Wilmington, Delaware: Mountain Sage Publishing, 2008. Second printing [stated]. Trade paperback. , 100,  pages. Includes Dedication, Acknowledgments, and Introduction. Chapters cover The Learning Begins; Process Not Product; It's How You Look At It; Creating the Habits We Desire; Perception Change Creates Patience!; The Four "S" [Simplify, Small, Short, and Slow] Words; Equanimity and "DOC" [Do Observe Correct]; Teach and Learn from Children; and Your Skills Are Growing. Thomas M. Sterner is the founder and CEO of the Practicing Mind Institute. As a successful entrepreneur, he is considered an expert in Present Moment Functioning, or PMF™. He is a popular and in-demand speaker and coach who works with high-performance industry groups and individuals, including athletes, helping them to operate effectively in high-stress situations so that they can break through to new levels of mastery. As an expert Present Moment Functioning Coach, Thomas has brought clarity to thousands regarding how they can accomplish more with less effort, in the least amount of time and with greatly reduced stress. Top media outlets such as NPR, Fox News, and Forbes have sought his advice. He is the author of the best seller The Practicing Mind (New World Library 2012). Prior to writing the bestseller The Practicing Mind, he served as chief concert piano technician for a major performing arts center, preparing instruments for the most demanding performances. An accomplished musician and composer, he has also worked in the visual arts and as a recording studio engineer.
New York, N.Y. Plume, 1999. Revised Edition. Later Plume Printing, Trade paperback. xxxvi, 732 pages. Illustrations. Index. Some page discoloration. Revised with Up-to-Date Information on the Most Commonly Prescribed Psychiatric Drugs. Includes Acknowledgments, Preface to Revised Edition. Introduction. Chapters include Understanding Your Moods; Feeling Good About Yourself: How to Conquer Depression and Build Self-Esteem; Feeling Confident: How to Conquer Anxiety, Fears, and Phobias; Feeling Good Together: How to Strengthen Relationships Through Better Communication; Mood-Altering Medications; and For Therapists (and Curious Patients) Only: How to Deal with Difficult Patients. This book contains an up-to--date section on commonly prescribed psychiatric drugs, and anxiety disorders such as agoraphobia and obsessive-compulsive disorder. It also shows how to feel good about yourself and the people you care about. With his phenomenally successful Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy, Dr. David Burns introduced a groundbreaking, drug-free treatment for depression. Now in this long-awaited sequel, he reveals powerful new techniques and provides step-by-step exercises that help you cope with the full range of everyday problems: * Free from fears, phobias, and panic attacks; * Overcome self-defeating attitudes; * Discover the five secrets of intimate communication; * Put an end to marital conflict; * Conquer procrastination and unleash your potential for success. With an up-to-date section on everything you need to know about commonly prescribed psychiatric drugs and anxiety disorders such as agoraphobia and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
New York, N.Y. Mariner Books, 2016. First Mariner Books Edition [stated]. First printing [stated]. Trade Paperback. , 340,  pages. When college roommates Anna and Kate find Georgianna Leoni passed out on a lawn, they wheel her to their dorm in a shopping cart. Twenty years later, they gather around a campfire at a New England mansion. What came between--the wild adventures, unspoken jealousies, and one night that changed everything--is the witty, poignant story of our strongest friendships, the people who know us better than we know ourselves. Anna is the de facto leader, as fearless as she is reckless. Quirky Kate is the loyal sidekick, until she's pushed too far. And stunning George is always desired, but just as frequently dumped. Alive with Lutz's crackling dialogue and propulsive storytelling, this book pulls us into the tangled bond shared by three intelligent, distinctive, and deeply real women, and pays homage to the abiding, irrational love we have for the family we choose. With this novel, Lisa Lutz joins the ranks of authors who write deeply and sensitively about the shadowy yet life-affirming terrain of female friendship. Lisa Lutz is an American author. She began her career writing screenplays for Hollywood. One of her rejected screenplays became the basis for a popular series of novels about a family of private investigators, the Spellmans. She is a 2020 recipient of the Alex Awards. In 2011, Simon & Schuster published Heads You Lose, a stand-alone comic crime novel written by Lutz with her friend and former romantic partner David Hayward. Lutz's second stand-alone, How to Start a Fire, was published in 2015 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Salt Lake City, Utah: Shadow Mountain, 2016. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xi, , 177,  pages. Inscribed on the fep by the author. Inscription reads: Alby--Thanks for all you do to help me--but mostly, thanks for your leadership & friendship. Best Always, Chris. Book includes Introduction, Prologue, and 32 chapters. Set in Poland during World War II, Winter Sky is a riveting portrayal of resilience and determination that lifts the human spirit. Chris Stewart is the Congressman from Utah's Second Congressional District. He is a multiple New York Times best-selling and national award-winning author, world-record-setting Air Force pilot, and the former owner/CEO of a small business. Chris graduated from Utah State University, where he earned his degree in economics. Upon graduation, Chris joined the United States Air Force where he was the Distinguished Graduate (top of his class) in both Officer Training School and Undergraduate Pilot Training. He served for fourteen years as a pilot in the Air Force, flying both rescue helicopters and the B-1B bomber. He holds three world speed records, including the world’s record for the fastest non-stop flight around the world. Chris is a prolific author having written 17 books, several of which have become national best-sellers, and have been published in six different countries.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016. First U.S. Edition [stated]. First printing [stated]. Hardcover. , 232,  pages. The author is an award-winning Hungarian film director. This book, his first novel, is based on the true story of his parents, and drawn from their letters. In July 1945, Miklos, a twenty-five-year-old Hungarian marooned in a Swedish hospital, has just been given a death sentence. His lungs are filled with fluid, and in six months he will be gone. But Miklos has never felt more alive, and he certainly didn't endure a concentration camp only to drown from within. And so he wages war on his own fate: he acquires the names of the 117 Hungarian women also recovering in Sweden, and he writes a letter to each of them in his beautiful cursive hand. One of these women, he is sure, will become his wife. In another part of the country, Lili reads his letter and decides to write back. For the next few months, the two engage in a funny, absurd, hopeful epistolary dance. Eventually, they find a way to meet. Fever at Dawn is a vibrant, ribald, and unforgettable tale, showing the death-defying power of the human will to live and to love. The author illuminates the incredible power of the human will--the drive not jut to stay alive, but to fight for a life worth celebrating. He has also made his novel into a pan-European film. Elizabeth Szasz is a freelance literary translator based in Budapest.
London, England: Routledge & Kegan Paul Inc., 1986. First British Edition [stated], First U.K. Printing [stated]. Trade paperback. ix, , 259,  pages. Underlining of text noted. Includes Contributors, Preface, and Introduction. Also includes chapters on Social Theory; Modernization; Religion; and The Method and Vocation of Sociology. Also includes Epilogue by Peter L. Berger; The Bibliography of Peter L. Berger; General Bibliography, and Index. James Davison Hunter was the Labrosse-Levinson Distinguished Professor of Religion, Culture, and Social Theory at the University of Virginia and Executive Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture. Peter Berger was one of the preeminent sociologists of the twentieth century. His highly creative and controversial writing has made a distinct impact not only in sociology but in such disciplines as political science, public policy, history, religious studies, and theology. Each of the four sections of this book--Social Theory; Modernization; Religion; and The Method and Vocation of Sociology--contains essays which examine Berger's efforts in the light of these broader issues and assess the degree to which Berger succeeds or fails in his efforts. The book includes a contribution from Berger himself, responding to the preceding essays as well as presenting his own appraisal of the future of interpretive sociology.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1917. Presumed First U. S. Edition thus. Hardcover. , 222,  pages. Cover stained and soiled at bottom. Includes three stories by Rudyard Kipling: The Fringes of the Fleet; Tale of "The Trade"; and Destroyers at Jutland. Inside the front cover is the bookplate of John Lyman! This is believed to be the John Lyman whose achievement in maritime history is particularly notable because, like most of his colleagues, Lyman worked regular jobs in the Navy and later in academia. He also obtained his advanced degrees in Oceanography (M.S., 1951; Ph.D., 1958) from Scripps while pursuing his avocation. Even working full-time and producing Log Chips, he was able to publish a dozen or more articles a year, a pace that increased after his retirement. Lyman also continued to publish work in oceanographic and linguistic journals and to consult and serve on the boards of various maritime societies and preservation projects. He continued to pursue his interests and build collections in maritime history and technology, linguistics, sea chanteys, the history and lore of flags, and the genealogy of the Lyman family. While Dr. Lyman usually described these activities as merely a way of filling his free time, Karl Kortum summarized the value of his work when he observed, "We have been benefiting from a scientist's mind -- educated, reaching, retentive, analytical -- and we've been lucky that sailing ship history is the 'sideline' it chose." He was a founding trustee and later advisor to the National Maritime Society, and an organizer and council member of the North American Society for Oceanic History, which annually offers the John R. Lyman Book Award in his memory.
New York, N.Y. Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, Center for Research & Communication, 1992. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. , 102,  pages. Footnotes. Residue of mailing label on back cover. The Asian Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions was launched in the beginning of 1991 by the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs and hoped to serve as the focal point of the study of democratization in Asia, sharing the Asian experience with the world, and bringing the experiences of others to Asia, through a program of formal lectures, informal discussions, and the publication of this journal. This periodical was intended to be published annually. Includes Dedications, Editor's Introduction, and a listing of Contributors. Topics covered include Dedication, Editor's Introduction, The Paternalistic Tradition and Russia's Transition to Literal Democracy; The Military ands Politics in Thailand; The Role of Media in Strengthening Democracy; Democracy and Economic Development: A Comparative Perspective; Korea's Democratic Experiment: 1987-1991; Building an Efficient Civil Service for Philippine Democracy; and Democracy and Economic Reform in Mexico. Also includes a list of contributors. The Asian Center was a reflection of the changes in Asia manifested by the overthrow of Marcos and the election of Corazon Aquino. It was located in Manila. This issue of Democratic Institutions may be the only issue produced, since Internet research has not located any references to subsequent issues.