Washington DC: United States Navy, Naval Air Systems Command, 1976. Presumed first printing thus. Three-hole punched binder. Post-Vietnam War era Navy Flight Manual. Sections are individually paginated. Approximately 1.75 inches thick, Illustrations (Tabular data, figures, photographs, drawings). and fold-outs (with some color). Cover has wear and soiling. Ink notation on spine. This manual is to be used in conjunction with NATOPS Flight Manual NAVAIR 01-75PAA-1, and Supplemental NATOPS Flight Manual NAVAIR 01-75PAA-1A The sections are: The Aircraft, General, Normal Procedures (In addition, see NAVAIR 01-75PAA-1A Supplement), Flight Characteristics, Emergency Procedures, All-Weather Operation, Communication Procedures, Mission Systems (In addition, see NAVAIR 01-75PAA-1A Supplement), Flight Crew Coordination, NATOPS Evaluation, Performance Data T56-A-10W Engine and Performance Data--T56-A-14 Engine, and Index. Interim Change Summary [blank] is at the front. This is followed by the Letter of Promulgation dated 1 September 1972 and signed by Vice Admiral W. D. Houser, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Air Warfare). Table of Contents includes a note that the List of Illustrations--Titles Included in Alphabetical Index.
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Southampton, United Kingdom: A. M. Stuart, 1966. First Day of Issue Cover. First day of issue stamped and postmarked envelope. 1 cover, 1 first day cover (3.75" x 6.675") . Three canceled on 14 Oct 1966 First Dap of Issue [stated] stamps on the right side 1/3, 6d and 4d denominations. Stamps show battles and a ship. Left side is a die-stamp black and while battle illustration with 1066 at the top of the image and below it says First Day of Issue Battle of Hastings 900th Anniversary 1966. Inserted is a 'stiffener' card printed on one side, with information on A. M Stuart, publishers of Fine Quality Die-Stamped First Day Covers. Hand addressed in ink to a Mr. Danilov of Stockport. Contains other product and purchasing information. A first day of issue cover or first day cover (FDC) is a postage stamp on a cover, postal card or stamped envelope franked on the first day the issue is authorized for use within the country or territory of the stamp-issuing authority. Sometimes the issue is made from a temporary or permanent foreign or overseas office. Covers that are postmarked at sea or their next port of call will carry a Paquebot postmark. There will usually be a first day of issue postmark, frequently a pictorial cancellation, indicating the city and date where the item was first issued, and "first day of issue" is often used to refer to this postmark. Postal authorities may hold a first day ceremony to generate publicity for the new issue, with postal officials revealing the stamp, and with connected persons in attendance, such as descendants of the person being honored by the stamp. The ceremony may be held in a location that has a special connection with the stamp's subject, such as the birthplace of a social movement, or at a stamp show.
Niwot, CO: Roberts Rinehart Publishers, 1998. Presumed First U.S. Edition, First printing [stated]. Hardcover. 352 pages. Includes b&w maps and illustrations, and color photos. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Some page discoloration at edges noted. The author was a noted specialist in medieval history, with a vast knowledge of the chronicles, church and state records, and privately held documents from that era. A modern account of Scotland's longest conflict with England, the series of wars that defined the border between the two countries and poisoned Anglo-Scottish relations for 250 years. . Freedom's Sword is a history of the longest period of conflict between Scotland and England. Beginning with the true story of William Wallace and his rebellion, it goes on to cover the spectacular career of Robert the Bruce, arguably Scotland's most capable military leader of all time.
New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc., 1979. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xix, , 202 pages. Illustrations. Index. DJ has some edgewear and minor soiling. The author began his long career with Rolls-Royce in 1925 as a premium apprentice. He was successively a test pilot, export sales manager, military and industrial liaison, and finally military aviation adviser. An insider's fascinating history of the company whose name is synonymous with "the best". Illustrated with many unusual photographs. candidly traces R-R's progress from Royce to Rolls. Caricature of author on back dust jacket. Rolls-Royce grew from the engineering business of Henry Royce which was established in 1884 and ten years later began to manufacture dynamos and electric cranes. Charles Rolls established a separate business with Royce in 1904 because Royce had developed a range of cars which Rolls wanted to sell. A corporate owner was incorporated in 1906 with the name Rolls-Royce Limited.[ Rolls-Royce Holdings plc is a British multinational aerospace and defence company incorporated in February 2011. The company owns Rolls-Royce, a business established in 1904 which today designs, manufactures and distributes power systems for aviation and other industries. Rolls-Royce is the world's second-largest maker of aircraft engines (after General Electric) and has major businesses in the marine propulsion and energy sectors. Rolls-Royce was the world's 16th largest defence contractor in 2018 when measured by defence revenues.
New York: Duffield and Co., 1917. Revised and Enlarged Edition. Hardcover. Format is approximately 6 inches by 7.5 inches. , 49,  pages. Decorative front and back cover. A hand-written poem laid in, perhaps written to/for the author, making this a copy once owned by the author? Robert Williams Wood (May 2, 1868 – August 11, 1955) was an American physicist and inventor who made pivotal contributions to the field of optics. He pioneered infrared and ultraviolet photography. Wood's patents and theoretical work inform modern understanding of the physics of ultraviolet light, and made possible myriad uses of UV fluorescence which became popular after World War I. He published many articles on spectroscopy, phosphorescence, diffraction, and ultraviolet light. He was only 33 years old and yet was appointed as full-time professor of "optical physics" at Johns Hopkins University, held from 1901 until his death. Wood also authored nontechnical works. In 1915, Wood co-wrote a science fiction novel, The Man Who Rocked the Earth, along with Arthur Train. Its sequel, The Moon Maker, was published the next year. Wood also wrote and illustrated two books of children's verse, How to Tell the Birds from the Flowers (1907), and Animal Analogues (1908). The R. W. Wood Prize of the Optical Society of America recognizes an outstanding discovery, scientific or technological achievement or invention in the field of optics.
London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd, 1949. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xvi, 319,  pages. Frontispiece illustration. Illustrations. Maps. Index. Some endpaper discoloration. DJ is in a plastic sleeve with tears, chips and soiling. Foreword by Field-Marshal Viscount Alexander of Tunis. Introduction by the Right Honourable Harold Macmillan. Inscription is to Edward Nurkiewicz signed and dated by the author [9 7 50]. W adys aw Albert Anders (11 August 1892 – 12 May 1970) was a general in the Polish Army and later in life a politician and prominent member of the Polish government-in-exile in London. Anders commanded the Nowogródzka Cavalry Brigade during the German Army's invasion of Poland in September 1939 and was immediately called into action, taking part in the Battle of M awa. After learning about the Soviet invasion of Poland, Anders retreated south in the direction of Lwów (Lviv), hoping to reach the Hungarian or Romanian border, but was intercepted by Soviet forces and captured, after being wounded twice. He was jailed in the Lubyanka prison in Moscow. During his imprisonment Anders was interrogated, tortured and unsuccessfully urged to join the Red Army. Anders was released and later formed and led the Polish 2nd Corps, while continuing to agitate for the release of Polish nationals still in the Soviet Union. The Polish 2nd Corps became a major tactical and operational unit of the Polish Armed Forces in the West. Anders commanded the Corps throughout the Italian Campaign, capturing Monte Cassino on 18 May 1944, Ancona on 18 July 1944; afterward his Corps took part in the breaking of the Gothic Line and in the final spring offensive.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2021. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 400,  pages. Appendix: Making America War Humane, 1863-. Notes. Index. Contents include Prologue; Part I: Brutality with chapters on The Warning; Blessed Are the Peacemakers, Laws of Inhumanity, and Air War and America's Brutal Peace; Part II: Humanity with chapters on The Vietnamese Pivot; "Cruelty is the Worst Thing We Do", The Road to Humanity After September 11, and' The Arc of the Moral Universe; and Epilogue. Samuel Aaron Moyn (born 1972) is the Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence at Yale Law School and Professor of History at Yale University, which he joined in July 2017. Previously, he was a professor of history at Columbia University for thirteen years and a professor of history and of law at Harvard University for three years. His research interests are in modern European intellectual history, with special interests in France and Germany, political and legal thought, historical and critical theory, and Jewish studies. He has been co-director of the New York-area Consortium for Intellectual and Cultural History, is editor of the journal Humanity, and has editorial positions at several other publications. In 2007, Moyn received Columbia University's annual Mark Van Doren Award for outstanding undergraduate teaching, determined by undergraduates, and its Distinguished Columbia Faculty Award for "unusual merit across a range of professorial activities". In 2008, he won a Guggenheim Fellowship, and is currently a Berggruen Fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard.
Philadelphia, PA: The Centaur Book Shop, 1923. Limited Edition, Number 193 of 300. Hardcover. Format is approximately 5 inches by 8 inches. Frontis portrait tipped in with facsimile signature. Ex-library with the usual library markings. This is one of The Centaur Bibliographies of Modern American Authors. This is the second of the Centaur Bibliography done by the bookfellows at The Torch Press, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Charles Vincent Emerson Starrett (October 26, 1886 – January 5, 1974), known as Vincent Starrett, was a Canadian-born American writer, newspaperman, and bibliophile. Starrett landed a job as a cub reporter with the Chicago Inter-Ocean in 1905. When that paper folded two years later he began working for the Chicago Daily News as a crime reporter, a feature writer, and finally a war correspondent in Mexico from 1914 to 1915. In 1920, he wrote a Sherlock Holmes pastiche entitled The Adventure of the Unique "Hamlet". Starrett on at least one occasion said that the press-run was 100 copies, but on others claimed 200; a study of surviving copies by Randall Stock documents 110. This story involved the detective investigating a missing 1602 inscribed edition of Shakespeare's play Hamlet. Starrett's most famous work, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, was published in 1933. Following that, Starrett wrote a book column, "Books Alive," for The Chicago Tribune. He retired after 25 years of the column in 1967. Starrett was one of the founders of The Hounds of the Baskerville (sic), a Chicago chapter of The Baker Street Irregulars. His influential weekly column "Books Alive" ran in the Chicago Tribune for 25 years. Starrett wrote: Collecting Stephen Crane is a labor of love (p. 6).
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1896. Early printing [First edition was published in October 1895]. Hardcover. , 233, , [4 pages of advertisements],  pages. No dust jacket. Cover has some wear and soiling. Spine worn soiled and frayed at top and bottom. Some page discoloration. Previous owner's stamp inside front and rear covers. Ink notation inside front cover and on fep. Pencil notation (name and date) on second fep. For those who wish to know more, this copy has 4 pages of ads beginning with "The Exploits f Brigadier Gerard," "bank" instead of "bunk" on line 11, p. 4 and a bit blurred (lat)ed on line 6 on page 225. An abbreviated version of Crane's story was first serialized in The Philadelphia Press in December 1894. This version of the story, which was culled to 18,000 words by an editor specifically for the serialization, was reprinted in newspapers across America, establishing Crane's fame. In October 1895, a version, which was 5,000 words shorter than the original manuscript, was printed in book form by D. Appleton & Company. This version of the novel differed greatly from Crane's original manuscript; the deletions were thought by some scholars to be due to demands by an Appleton employee who was afraid of public disapproval of the novel's content. Parts of the original manuscript removed from the 1895 version include all of the twelfth chapter, as well as the endings to chapters seven, ten and fifteen. Appleton's 1895 publication went through ten editions in the first year alone. Appleton republished the novel again in 1917, shortly after the US entered World War I, reissuing it three additional times that same year.
New York, N.Y. Alfred A. Knopf, 2007. Second printing [stated]. Hardcover. xv, , 439,  pages. Illustrations. Minor DJ soiling. DJ flap curled. Minor fep rippling. Includes Introduction: Gwyneth's Pilgrimage by Richard Rhodes. Also contains chapters on Origins; The Invisible Storm; The Hidden World; The Kingdom of Electricity; Closing the Circle; and Borrowing from Our Children. Also contains Notes, Glossary, Acknowledgments, and Index. Gwyneth Cravens is an American novelist and journalist. She has published five novels. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The New Yorker, where she also worked as a fiction editor, and in Harper's Magazine, where she was an associate editor. She has contributed articles and editorials on science and other topics to Harper's Magazine, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. At a September 2007 seminar given by the Long Now Foundation, Cravens outlined the message of her book, Power to Save the World: The Truth About Nuclear Energy. It argued for nuclear power as a safe energy source and an essential preventive of global warming. She appeared in the documentary Pandora's Promise to speak about the merits of nuclear power. She has given presentations to technical and academic communities around the U.S., including the Brookings Institution, the University of Hartford, and Sandia National Laboratories. She has often shared the podium with Dr. D. Richard ("Rip") Anderson, a chemist, oceanographer, and international expert in nuclear risk assessment. These talks emphasize the need for the environmental and technical communities to work together to reduce the causes of catastrophic climate change.
New Your: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1966. Revised Edition. Hardcover. xvi, 268,  pages. Illustrations. Originally published by RAND in 1954. Contains a Preface to the Revised Edition and the Preface to the First Edition. Appendix. Index. Cover has minor wear and soiling. Minor endpaper soiling. John D. Williams was a member of the research council of the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica and an astronomer and mathematician. The Rand Corporation is a private, nonprofit, Government-supported research institution that studies space age defense problems for the Air Force. Mr. Williams studied at the Universities of Arizona and Pennsylvania and at Princeton University. He began his professional career at the Steward Observatory in Tucson, Ariz., as an astronomer, with interests in meteors, extragalactic nebulae and the determination of stellar diameters. His mathematical interests were in statistics and the theory of games. A magazine once described Mr. Williams as “a former astronomer and pool shark.” His Book, “The Compleat Strategyst: Being a Primer of the Theory of Games and Strategy,” was published in 1954 and translated into French, Swedish, Russian and German.
New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1942. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xiii, , 252,  pages. Cover has some wear and soiling. Edges and corners rubbed and worn. Spine worn. Illustrated endpapers (map of the globe). Frontispiece illustrations. Foreword by Leland P. Lovette. Illustrations. Index. A graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy in 1919, Vice Admiral Cope (1898-1963) has had much submarine duty during his many years of sea service. Besides his numerous articles in the United States Naval Institute Proceedings, he is the author of three books: Command at Sea, Our Navy, a Fighting Team, and Serpent of the Seas. Dramatically recounts the history of the submarine through World War I, with chapters on American, British and German vessels. Chapters include: "Submarine Pioneers," "Submarine Methods of Attack" and "What a Pig Boat Was." Leland Lovette graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Class of 1918. He retired as a U.S. Navy Vice Admiral.
Fort Lee, NJ: Barricade Books, 2004. Second Printing [stated]. Hardcover. viii, 291,  pages. Illustrations. Cast of Characters. References. Notes. Scott M. Deitche is an author specializing in organized crime and the Mafia. Scott has written numerous books and over 50 articles on organized crime for local and national magazines and newspapers. He has been featured on History Channel, A&E, Discovery Channel, AHC, C-Span, and Oxygen Network. In addition, he has also appeared on dozens of local and national news shows, as well as over 40 radio programs. He is a member of the Mob Museum's advisory council. Bootleggers, gambling, ringleaders, arsonists, narcotics dealers and gang murders—a variety of characters flourished in the era known as Prohibition, and Tampa, Florida was where they battled for supremacy of the criminal underworld. Deitche has documented the seedy past of Tampa in an interesting and informative book. His impeccable research provides insight into the gangsters and killers that ruled the rackets in Tampa during the Prohibition era up to the modern era. He chronicles the inner workings of of the Mafia and it's constant battle to hold onto the gambling, extortion and drugs trade in Tampa.
New York City: 1885. Presumed one of multiple original issued. Ribbon with card. Format is approximately 2.375 inches by 5 inches, attached to a ribbon approximately 11.25 inches long with tassel ends. Cloth is golden color without lettering. It is in fair condition for its age. There is a portrait of General Grant in uniform on the left side. On the right is substantial text which is primarily a chronology of significant events in his life and funeral. The text ends with this passage "Though nations may combat and wars thunders rant, he heeds not, he hears not, he's free from all pain. He sleeps his last sleep, he has fought his last battle. No sound can awake him to glory again." Funeral of Ulysses S. Grant was held on August 8, 1885 in New York City, Grant’s funeral procession surpassed any public demonstration in the country up until that time, with an attendance of 1.5 million people, and additional ceremonies held in other major cities and communities. The day was described as a final, triumphant end to the national drama begun by the Civil War, as well as a day to praise Grant’s role in preserving the Union. A newspaper editorial proclaimed that Grant’s life did not need to be remembered in sculpture, pictures, prose, or poetry because “the union is his monument.” The theme of unity was advanced by President Cleveland when he appointed former Confederate Generals Joseph Johnston and Simon B. Buckner to join Union Generals William T. Sherman and Philip H. Sheridan as pallbearers.
Bismarck, Dakota Territory: Bismarck, Dakota, 1885. Presumed one of multiple original issued. Ribbon. Format is approximately 2.5 inches by 6 inches. This is a period black memorial ribbon commemorating the death of civil war icon and 18th President of the United States, General Ulysses S. Grant. It is a black satin ribbon which originally had a cartes de visite style photograph applied to the surface. This image has worn away. Written in silver is the inscription: Bismarck, Dakota. IN MEMORIAM GENERAL U. S. GRANT Born, April 27, 1822. Died July 23, 1885. It has a tear between the In Memoriam and the space where Grant's image had been. The top is frayed and it appears that a portion of the bottom has been lost. The funeral of Ulysses S. Grant was held on August 8, 1885 in New York City, Grant’s funeral procession surpassed any public demonstration in the country up until that time, with an attendance of 1.5 million people, and additional ceremonies held in other major cities and communities. The day was described as a final, triumphant end to the national drama begun by the Civil War, as well as a day to praise Grant’s role in preserving the Union. A newspaper editorial proclaimed that Grant’s life did not need to be remembered in sculpture, pictures, prose, or poetry because “the union is his monument.” The theme of unity was advanced by President Cleveland when he appointed former Confederate Generals Joseph Johnston and Simon B. Buckner to join Union Generals William T. Sherman and Philip H. Sheridan as pallbearers.
New York: William Morrow and Conpay, Inc., 1995. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 171,  pages. Includes Acknowledgments; The Last Night on Bikini; 1952; Maybe a Wave; View from Kwaj; Light at the Equator; Swear; Angle of Incidence; Starting from E; and Between Territories. Told by Navy brat "Lucky," the story of a military family on an island base at the equator during Cold War nuclear testing exposes the realities at the edge of ground zero, the coverup, and the devastating aftermath. Derived from a Publishers Weekly article: MacInnes's first novel crackles with character and humor, nimbly relating a troubled military family's offbeat stagger through the Cold War. The story, told by teenaged LeeAnn, spans several years in the 1950s, during the height of nuclear testing. The family has been posted to Kwajalein, one of the Marshall Islands, 175 miles from ground zero on Bikini Island and well within the physical and psychological reaches of the fallout. The finely rendered setting sparks several outstanding segments: LeeAnn's ornery father, Jack, diving drunk for relics from a German destroyer; her mother, Matty, sewing uniforms for pigs fated to roast for science in the glow of a mushroom cloud; father Jack and Joe Beebe, LeeAnn's lover, resolving an argument with a Geiger counter. In the end MacInnes [delivers] the well-wrought spell of her storytelling by handing the reader memory.
New York: Encounter Books, 2016. First American Edition [stated], Presumed First printing. Hardcover. xviii, 202,  pages. Notes. Index. Foreword by Rob Arnott. John Tamny is vice president at FreedomWorks, and director of its Center for Economic Freedom. He’s also editor of RealClearMarkets, and senior economic adviser to mutual fund firm Applied Finance Group. Past books by Tamny include Popular Economics (Regnery, 2015), a primer on economics, Who Needs the Fed? (Encounter, 2016), about the central bank’s onrushing irrelevance, The End of Work (Regnery, 2018), which discusses the exciting evolution of jobs that don’t feel at all like work, and They’re Both Wrong: A Policy Guide for America's Frustrated Independent Thinkers (AIER, 2019). Robert D. Arnott (born June 29, 1954) is an American entrepreneur, investor, editor and writer who focuses on articles about quantitative investing. He is the founder and chairman of the board of Research Affiliates, an asset management firm. Arnott has published over 130 academic papers in refereed journals. Topics of these papers have included the following: mutual fund returns, the equity risk premium, tactical asset allocation, and alternative index investing.
New York: Doubleday, 2011. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. Format is approximately 5.75 inches by 8.5 inches. ix, , 261,  pages. Illustrations. Notes. References. Index. Richard Lee Rhodes (born July 4, 1937) is an American historian, journalist, and author, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Making of the Atomic Bomb. He also frequently gives lectures and talks on a broad range of subjects, including testimony to the U.S. Senate on nuclear energy. Hedy Lamarr (born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler; November 9, 1914 – January 19, 2000) was an Austrian-born American film actress and inventor. She has been described as one of the great movie actresses of all time. She met Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio head Louis B. Mayer, who offered her a movie contract in Hollywood. She became a film star with her performance in Algiers. Her MGM films include Lady of the Tropics, Boom Town, H. M. Pulham, Esq., and White Cargo. Her greatest success was as Delilah in DeMille's Bible-inspired Samson and Delilah. She also acted on television before the release of her final film, The Female Animal (1958). She was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960. At the beginning of World War II, she and composer George Antheil developed a radio guidance system for Allied torpedoes that used spread spectrum and frequency hopping technology to defeat the threat of jamming by the Axis powers. The principles of their work are incorporated into Bluetooth and GPS technology. This work led to their induction into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2014.
Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas Press, 2019. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xxi, , 410 pages. List of Figures and Tables, Appendix: Identifying Cases of Judicial Review; Notes. Index. Keith E. Whittington (born 12 July 1968) is an American political scientist. Whittington studied government, finance and business at the University of Texas at Austin, then earned a master's and doctoral degree in political science from Yale University. His teaching career began in 1995, with an assistant professorship at the Catholic University of America. He joined the Princeton University faculty in 1997. Whittington was promoted to associate professor in 2002, and became William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics by 2006. Whittington was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2012. In 2021, Whittington was appointed to the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States. He has published widely on American constitutional theory, American political and constitutional history, the law and politics of impeachment, judicial politics, the presidency, and free speech. His work for a general audience has appeared in the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The Atlantic, Reason, and Lawfare.
New York: Crown Forum, 2018. Third printing [stated]. Hardcover. , 453,  pages. Occasional Footnotes. Figures. Appendix: Human Progress. Notes. Index. Business card size item of book related ephemera laid in. Jonah Jacob Goldberg (born March 21, 1969) is an American syndicated columnist, author, political analyst, and commentator. The founding editor of National Review Online, from 1998 until 2019 he was an editor at National Review. Goldberg writes a weekly column about politics and culture for the Los Angeles Times. In October 2019, Goldberg became founding editor of the online opinion and news publication The Dispatch. Goldberg has authored the No. 1 New York Times bestseller Liberal Fascism, released in January 2008; The Tyranny of Cliches: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas, released in 2012; and Suicide of the West, which was published in April 2018 and also became a New York Times bestseller, reaching No. 5 on the list the following month. Goldberg is also a regular contributor on news networks such as CNN and MSNBC, appearing on various television programs including Good Morning America, Nightline, Hardball with Chris Matthews, Real Time with Bill Maher, Larry King Live, Your World with Neil Cavuto, the Glenn Beck Program, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Goldberg was an occasional guest on a number of Fox News shows such as The Five, The Greg Gutfeld Show, and Outnumbered. He was also a frequent panelist on Special Report with Bret Baier.
New York: Doubleday, 1994. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xxii, 281,  pages. Illustrations. Bibliography. Index. Signed with sentiment on title page by Tutu. Certificate of authenticity. Foreword by Nelson Mandela. Chronology. Tutu was a dedicated spokesman for the anti-apartheid movement; John Allen is a journalist who became the archbishop's media secretary. Letters, sermons, and other moving documents written by the Nobel Prize-winning Archbishop of Capetown--together with connecting narrative by John Allen--provide a firsthand history of his long, courageous leadership of South Africa's anti-apartheid movement. This chronologically arranged collection of speeches, writings, and letters by Nobelist Desmond Tutu, Anglican archbishop of Cape Town, offers some gripping primary source material from the battle against apartheid. In the first selection of the volume, a letter dated May 6, 1976, Tutu, then dean of St. Mary's Cathedral in Johannesburg, asks Prime Minister John Vorster, ``How long can a people, do you think, bear such blatant injustice and suffering?'' The book ends with a prayer given by Tutu at Nelson Mandela's inauguration as the South African president on May 10, 1994. What emerges is a documentary history (albeit in only one voice) of the protracted death of apartheid and an affirmation of nonracial democracy by a man whose political acts are emphatically motivated by his Christian faith. John Allen is a writer and editor . He worked for Archbishop Tutu for 13 years, as his press secretary, then as communications director of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and finally in Tutu’s office at Emory University in Atlanta.
New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1989. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 416 pages. Endpaper map. Occasional footnotes. Illustrations. Notes. Bibliographic Note. Index. Some edge soiling. Minor corner creases on some pages. Mark Derr is an American dog writer who has published books on dogs, as well as the social and environmental developments of Florida. This work traces the history of Florida, emphasizing the period between Reconstruction and the Depression, illuminating the environmental and social changes of our southernmost state.
Tucson, AZ: The University of Arizona Press, 1994. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xiii, , 1300,  pages. Figures. Formulae, Tables. References. Appendix. Glossary. Index. Decorative front and back cover. This is part of the Space Science Series. Among the sections are: Small Bodies; Searches, Orbit Determination, an Prediction; NEO Populations and Impact Flux; Physical Properties; Space Exploration; Effects of NEO Impact; Hazard Mitigation, and Considerations for Future Work. The topics addressed include, in part: Near-Earth Object Interception, Groundbased Search, Warning Times, Earth-crossing Asteroids, Comets, Crater Size, Human Exploration, Hypervelocity Impact, Asteroid Explosion, Tsunami, Mass extinctions, Chicxulub Impact, Deflection, Fragmentation, Terminal Intercept, Space Launch Vehicles, Nuclear Thermal Propulsion, Interplanetary Collision, and The Lesson of Grand Forks. Anton M.J. "Tom" Gehrels (February 21, 1925 – July 11, 2011) was a Dutch–American astronomer, Professor of Planetary Sciences, and Astronomer at the University of Arizona, Tucson. Gehrels pioneered the first photometric system of asteroids in the 1950s, and wavelength dependence of polarization of stars and planets in the 1960s, each resulting in an extended sequence of papers in the Astronomical Journal. He was Principal Investigator for the Imaging Photopolarimeter experiment on the Pioneer 10 and Pioneer 11 first flybys of Jupiter and Saturn in the 1970s. Gehrels initiated the Space Science Series of textbooks, was General Editor for the first 30 volumes of the University of Arizona Press, and set the style by participating in the editing of six of them.
Washington, DC: Army Times Publishing Company, part of Defense News Media Group, 2007. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Magazine. 29 cm, 52 pages counting covers. Wraps. Mailing label information cut out of front cover. Illustrations (some in color). Armed Forces Journal (AFJ) was a publication for American military officers and leaders in government and industry. First published in 1863 as a weekly newspaper, AFJ was published under various names by various owners in various formats for more than 150 years. The publication went all-digital after the July/August 2013 issue, and last updated its website on April 29, 2014.
Annapolis, MD: U.S. Naval Institute, 1983. Presumed First Edition, First printing of this issue. Wraps. Quarto. 288 pages. Wraps. Illustrations (some with color). Maps. Tables. Footnotes. Index. Front cover folds out. Some soiling and wear to covers and some page edges. The Proceedings is a monthly magazine published by the United States Naval Institute. Launched in 1874, it is one of the oldest continuously published magazines in the United States. Proceedings covers topics concerning global security and includes articles from military professionals and civilian experts, historical essays, book reviews, full-color photography, and reader commentary. Roughly a third are written by active-duty personnel, a third by retired military, and a third by civilians. Proceedings also frequently carries feature articles by Secretaries of Defense, Secretaries of the Navy, Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and top leaders of the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. Founded in 1873, the U.S. Naval Institute is the independent forum for those who dare to read, think, speak, and write in order to advance the professional, literary, and scientific understanding of sea power and other issues critical to global security. The Naval Institute carries on its vital mission as The Independent Forum of the Sea Services—a place where free and independent debate may flourish. The U.S. Naval Institute is a non-profit membership association serving a community of individuals who participate in an open forum to debate key issues in the Sea Services. We serve our members by providing a monthly journal, Proceedings, and other benefits such as well their award winning bi-monthly Naval History Magazine.