New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999. First Trade Edition [stated]. Presumed first printing. Hardcover. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. , 317,  p. Illustrations. Index. Signed on the title page by Stern. Name of previous owner in ink on fep. Isaac Stern (21 July 1920 22 September 2001) was a Soviet-born violinist and conductor. He was renowned for his recordings and for discovering new musical talent. Isaac Stern was born into a Volhynian-Jewish family in Kremenets (Krzemieniec), then in the Soviet Ukraine (the year after his birth it again became part of Poland). He was fourteen months old when his family moved to San Francisco. He received his first music lessons from his mother. In 1928, he enrolled at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied until 1931 before going on to study privately with Louis Persinger. He returned to the San Francisco Conservatory to study for five years with Naoum Blinder, to whom he said he owed the most. At his public debut on 18 February 1936, aged 15, he played Saint-Saens' Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor with the San Francisco Symphony under the direction of Pierre Monteux. Stern received extensive recognition for his work, including winning the Presidential Medal of Freedom and six Grammy Awards, and being named to the French Legion of Honour. The Isaac Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall bears his name, due to his role in saving the venue from demolition in the 1960s. Chaim Potok (February 17, 1929 – July 23, 2002) was an American author and rabbi. His first book The Chosen (1967), was listed on The New York Times’ best seller list for 39 weeks.
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New York: T. H. S. Hamersly, 1885. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Hardcover. iv,764,  pages. Footnotes. Illustrations. Some weakness in the boards. Covers stained at bottom edge. Some moisture signs at bottom of pages. Stamp on fep. Contents include: Army of the Potomac by Brevet Major-General St. George Cooke; The Regular Infantry in the Bull Run Campaign by Dangerfield Parker; Cadet Life at West Point by Charles King; The Gettysburg Campaign by T. A. Dodge; Indian Wars in Texas by James DeShields; The Battle of Mill Springs by Lewis Johnson; The Battles of Nashville by Albert Brackett; Preventable Foot Diseases in Military Animals by M. J. Treacy; Resaca by Oliver O. Howard; Vicksburg, The Campaign of 1862-63 by Thomas Jordan, and Samoa and the Samoans by Frederic Vinton.
Moscow: Navka, 1988. One of only 8,700. Hardcover. TEXT IS IN RUSSIAN. 368 pages. Illustrations. Formulae. Bibliography. Index. Decorative cover. Minor cover wear and soiling. Inscribed by Sagdeev on the title page. Inscription reads Dorogomy Shuan Liv na dobruyu pamiat R. Sagdeev 17/III-89.[Translation Dear Shuan Liv in good memories]. Roald Zinnurovich Sagdeev (born 26 December 1932) is a Russian expert in plasma physics and a former director of the Space Research Institute of the USSR Academy of Sciences. He was also a science advisor to the Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev. Sagdeev graduated from Moscow State University. He is a member of both the Russian Academy of Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. He has worked at the University of Maryland, College Park since 1989 in the University of Maryland College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences. Sagdeev was married to, and divorced from, Susan Eisenhower, granddaughter of Dwight D. Eisenhower. Sagdeev was the recipient of the 2003 Carl Sagan Memorial Award, and the James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics (2001). George M. Zaslavsky (31 May 1935 – 25 November 2008) was a Soviet mathematical physicist and one of the founders of the physics of dynamical chaos. In 1991 Zaslavsky emigrated to the United States and became a Professor of Physics and Mathematics at the Physics Department of New York University and the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.
New York: Threshold Editions, 2011. First edition. First printing [stated]. Hardcover. , 565,  p. Illustrations (some in color). Notes. Index. Bookplate signed by Dick Cheney facing title page. Richard Bruce "Dick" Cheney (born January 30, 1941) is an American politician and businessman who was the 46th Vice President of the United States from 2001 to 2009, under President George W. Bush. Cheney attended the University of Wyoming, where he earned a BA and an MA in Political Science, and began his political career as an intern for Congressman William A. Steiger, eventually working his way into the White House during the Nixon and Ford administrations, where he served as the White House Chief of Staff, from 1975 to 1977. In 1978, Cheney was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives representing Wyoming's At-large congressional district from 1979 to 1989; he was reelected five times, briefly serving as House Minority Whip in 1989. Cheney was selected to be the Secretary of Defense during the presidency of George H. W. Bush, holding the position for the majority of Bush's term from 1989 to 1993. Cheney oversaw the 1991 Operation Desert Storm, among other actions. Cheney was chairman and CEO of Halliburton Company from 1995 to 2000. During Cheney's tenure as Vice President, he played a lead behind the scenes role in Bush Administration's response to the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks and coordination of the War on Terror. He was a proponent of the Iraq War and defender of the Administration's record on terrorism. In 2011, Cheney published his memoir In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir, written with daughter Liz Cheney.
Boston: Da Capo Press, 2016. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xi, , 292 pages. Footnotes. Maps. Illustrations. Appendix I and II. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Robert P. Watson is a professor, author, historian, and media commentator. Watson is the author and editor of over 40 books on topics in history and politics, and has published hundreds of articles, book chapters, and essays. Several of his books have won awards and been featured on C-SPAN's Book TV and at major literary festivals, including Affairs of State, America's First Crisis, The Nazi Titanic, The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn, George Washington's Final Battle, and Escape. A frequent media commentator, he has been interviewed by local, national, and international print, TV, and radio outlets, including CNN, NBC, ABC, MSNBC, The New York Times, BBC, USA Today, and others. For many years, he was a Sunday columnist for the Sun-Sentinel newspaper and analyst for WPTV 5 (NBC), RTE One (Ireland), Australian Broadcasting Corporation, WFTL 850 (AM), WIOD 610 (AM), and WPBT 2 (PBS). Watson has the founder and editor of the journal, White House Studies. He has convened or co-convened a half-dozen national conferences on the American presidency and directed the annual Truman Legacy Symposium at The Harry S. Truman Little White House. Watson has won a number of awards, including the International Abraham Lincoln Center Award. In 2007 he joined Lynn University, where he holds the titles Distinguished Professor of American History and Avron Fogelman Research Professor. He was instrumental in bringing the Third Presidential Debate of 2012 to Lynn University.
New York: Bantam Books, 1993. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xix, , 455,  pages. Illustrations. Author's Note. Appendix A, B, and C. Notes. Index. Business card stapled to fep. Alan Friedman (born April 30, 1956) is an American journalist, author and former media and public relations executive. He was recognized as the journalist who led the report on the Iraqgate scandal in 1991 that connected the CIA with the supply of non-U.S. origin weapons to Saddam Hussein.
Washington DC: The National Bank of Washington, c1970. Presumed one of a set of multiple originals. Single sheet, printed on one side. Format is approximately 3.25 inches by 1.75 inches. Text reads True Davis [at the center], President and Chairman of the Board The National Bank of Washington [Lower left], and Washington, D. C. [lower right] Written boldly across the top, above True Davis in ink is "Merry Christmas!" It is presumed that the handwritten sentiment is in Mr. Davis' own handwriting.
Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2017. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. Format is 6.5 inches by 9.25 inches. Decorative color. 127,  pages. Illustrations. Selected Bibliography. This is one of the Images of America series. William Armstrong is a military and public historian with over 19 years' experience in archival research, analysis, and exhibit content development on behalf of major law firms, museums, companies, and various federal government agencies. His primary areas of interest are 20th century U.S. military history and the Revolutionary War. Mr. Armstrong is a senior associate with Taylor Research Group in Washington, D. C. The First World War was an unprecedented event, and some of its effects on the state of Maryland can be seen to this day. Maryland's civilian contributions included agricultural and industrial production, providing goods ranging from canned oysters to light artillery pieces. Wartime industrial requirements led to the creation of entire communities, including Dundalk. Maryland hosted a variety of military facilities, many of which are still active. The largest was Camp Meade, a virtual city, one of 16 new National Army training cantonments that sprang up in a matter of weeks in the summer of 1917. Other major facilities included the US Naval Academy, Fort McHenry, Naval Proving Ground Indian Head, and the new Aberdeen Proving Ground. The state's military contributions also included regional units of the National Guard and new National Army, which fought during the most deadly battle in American history, the Meuse-Argonne Offensive.
London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1988. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 254 pages. DJ has some wear, soiling, and edge chips. Illustrations (100 black and white and 8 pages of color). Maps. Bibliography. Index. Includes parts on: The Background, The Strike Leaders, The Strike, The Settlement, and The Aftermath. The Story of the Labour movement's first great victory, produced in association with the Transport and General Workers' Union. Foreword by Ron Todd, General Secretary of the TGWU. The story of the British dock strike of 1889 in which the dockers ultimately won victory over the employers. An interesting and often neglected area of British social history. Terry McCarthy is a well known historian, and educationalist. He was brought up in London dockhands and left school at fifteen and went to university when he was twenty eight.
Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution Press for the National Portrait Gallery, 1994. First Printing [Stated]. Trade paperback. Format is approximately 8.5 inches by 11 inches. This is the catalogue of an Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., April 22 through September 5, 1994. This exhibition was made possible in part through a grant from Scripps Howard. in-kind support was made possible by Life magazine. Additional assistance was provided by the Smithsonian Institution Special Exhibition Fund, the Smithsonian Women's Committee, and the Smithsonian Research Opportunities Fund. Decorative covers. xiii, , 218 pages. Foreword by Alan Fern. Lenders to the Exhibition. Illustrations Notes. Selected Bibliography. Index. Includes sections on: In on the Ground Floor; The Nation's Security vs. the Right to Know; Putting the War in Focus; No Job For a Woman; The Worm's Eye View of the War; Broadcasting the War; Artists as Field Correspondents; The African American Press in Wartime; the Mavericks; and Dawn of the Atomic Age. Frederick S. Voss was the senior historian and curator of the Time Magazine covers collection at the National Portrait Gallery from 1971 - 2004. He is the author of several books: Majestic Wrath: A Pictorial life of Frederick Douglas, 1995; Hemingway: A write in His time, 1999; and Portraits of the Presidents: The National Portrait Gallery, 2000.
Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992. Presumed first printing thus. Trade paperback. xvii, , 306,  pages. Illustrated front cover. Minor wear and soiling to cover. This is one of The Jewish People in America series, sponsored by the American Jewish Historical Society. Series Editor's Foreword. Illustrations. Notes. Bibliographical Essay. Index. Gerald Sorin (born October 23, 1940) is a Distinguished Professor of American and Jewish Studies and the Director of the Louis and Mildred Resnick Institute for the Study of Modern Jewish Life at the State University of New York at New Paltz. Sorin earned a Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1969. Sorin started teaching in 1965 at SUNY New Paltz, where he specialized in American social and political history and culture. He became the Director of the Jewish Studies Program at SUNY New Paltz in 1983, the Chair of the History Department in 1986, and was the founder of the Louis and Mildred Resnick Institute for the Study of Modern Jewish Life in 1989, which he continues to direct. His biography of the New York Intellectual, democratic Socialist, and Yiddishist, Irving Howe: A Life of Passionate Dissent (2002), won the National Jewish Book Award in History in 2003. A Time for Building: American Jewish Immigration, The Third Migration, 1880-1920, is part of the acclaimed five-volume series The Jewish People in America, edited by Henry Feingold, and was judged “a thoroughly engaging, carefully researched, and professionally impressive synthesis.” In 2013, his Howard Fast: Life and Literature in the Left Lane won the National Jewish Book Award in Biography and a biography silver medal from Independent Publisher Awards (IPPY).
Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992. Second printing [stated]. Trade paperback. xvii, , 313,  pages. Illustrated front cover. Minor wear and soiling to cover. This is one of The Jewish People in America series, sponsored by the American Jewish Historical Society. Series Editor's Foreword. Illustrations. Notes. A Note on Sources. Index. Hasia R. Diner is an American historian. Diner is the Paul S. and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History; Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, History; Director of the Goldstein-Goren Center for American Jewish History at New York University and Interim Director of Glucksman Ireland House NYU. Diner received a B.A. in 1968 from the University of Wisconsin. She went on to earn an M.A. in 1970 from the University of Chicago; and a Ph.D. in 1975 from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her Ph.D. dissertation "In the Almost Promised Land: Jewish Leaders and Blacks, 1915-1935" was directed by Professor Leo Schelbert. In 2002 she published Her Works Praise Her: A History of Jewish Women in America from Colonial Times to the Present. In 2009 she published We Remember with Reverence and Love: American Jews and the Myth of Silence after the Holocaust, 1945-1962. According to Adam Kirsch, the book "drive(s) a stake, once and for all, through the heart of a historical falsehood that has proved remarkably durable. This is the notion that, as Diner’s subtitle has it, American Jews were initially 'silent' about the Holocaust—that the greatest catastrophe in Jewish history was somehow swept under the rug of American Jewry’s collective consciousness.
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2001. Advance, Uncorrected Reading copy. Trade paperback. , 190 pages. Footnotes. Sequence of Events. Documents: Exclusion. Documents: Deportation. Documents: Internment. Memoirs. Translator's Note. Bibliographic Note. Ink word on spine. Tzvetan Todorov (1 March 1939 – 7 February 2017) was a Bulgarian-French historian, philosopher, structuralist literary critic, sociologist and essayist. He was the author of many books and essays, which have had a significant influence in anthropology, sociology, semiotics, literary theory, intellectual history and culture theory. Todorov's historical interests have focused on such crucial issues as the conquest of The Americas and the German Nazi concentration camps. Aside from his work in literary theory, Todorov has also published studies of philosophy. He wrote Frail Happiness about the writings of Jean-Jacques Rousseau. He focuses on Rousseau's ideas of attaining human happiness and how we can live in 'modern' times.
Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1999. Second printing [stated]. Hardcover. xvii, , 300 pages. Front endpaper map. Minor DJ soiling. Illustrations (26 b&w photos). Abbreviations. Notes. Bibliography. Index. In June 1944, Nazi troops in the French town of Oradour-sur-Glane massacred more than 600 men, women and children and torched the town. Today, the town's ruins remain as a national monument, yet the meaning of what happened there has changed over time, as the French have struggled to come to terms with the legacy of WWII. Farmer, a history professor at the University of Iowa, published a version of this book in French four years ago; her firsthand knowledge of the site and survivors of the massacre give the book an emotional punch. Farmer starts with an account of the town's destruction, then describes how Oradour became the premier symbol of French innocence destroyed by Nazi brutality. By the 1950s, however, when 21 soldiers who participated in the massacre were put on trial and ultimately pardoned, the war years no longer appeared so black and white. Of the 21 soldiers, 14 were French from Alsace, and unlike surviving citizens of Oradour, the French government was more concerned with forgetting collaborators than with memorializing victims. Farmer has a fine eye for irony, pointing out "the enormous difficulty and expense of trying to maintain a ruin in a ruined state." The book does a fine job of summarizing France's postwar political infighting, the best moments are more personal: interviews with people who describe growing up in the tragic shadow of the old town, descriptions of the present-day ruins and meditations on the nature of memory.
William A. Pogue, 2009. Second printing [stated]. Hardcover. 152 pages. Illustrations. Map. RARE. Inscribed by the author on the fep. Inscription reads To Joe Jeffers 100th July 13!! with Fond Memories of Norwood. Bill Pogue June 28, 2011. The author grew up in Birmingham, Alabama in the Norwood neighborhood, graduating from Norwood Grammar School and Phillips High School. During World War II he served in the Naval Air Corps before entering West Point in 1946. He graduated in 1950 and served in the Korean War as an Artillery Officer in the 3rd Infantry Division, attaining the rank of Captain and receiving the Bronze Star Medal for Valor. After military service, he was with the Chicago Bridge and Iron Company for thirty-five years. Norwood is a neighborhood of Birmingham in the northeast corner of the Northside community, in the "North Highlands" north of downtown. Norwood's borders follow an irregular path of creek, roads, and railroad tracks. Village Creek forms the northern border. To the east, the border comes down along the Railroad's track to Interstate 20/59, then follows the interstate west to Vanderbilt Road; it follows that road down to Richard Arrington Boulevard and back to the east to the railroad and then down to the southern border. The southern border follows 9th Avenue North southwest to 31st Street North, then turns due west until meeting Arrington Boulevard; it follows Arrington briefly before turning due west again across the interstate to meet Carraway Boulevard. Carraway is the western border up to 19th Avenue North. The northwestern border follows 19th Avenue east to the Railroad track, then follows the track NNW back to Village Creek.
Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 1999. Paperback Edition [stated]. Presumed first printing. Trade paperback. , 95,  pages. Minor cover soiling. Originally published in Hungarian under the title Kaddis a meg nem szvuletett gyermekert, Budapest, 1990. English translation copyright 1997 at time of hardcover publication. A middle-aged writer and Holocaust survivor explains to a friend why he cannot bring a child into a world that allows such horrors as the Holocaust. Imre Kertész (9 November 1929 – 31 March 2016) was a Hungarian author and recipient of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Literature, "for writing that upholds the fragile experience of the individual against the barbaric arbitrariness of history". He was the first Hungarian to win the Nobel in Literature. His works deal with themes of the Holocaust (he was a survivor of a German concentration camp), dictatorship and personal freedom. During World War II, Kertész was deported in 1944 at the age of 14 with other Hungarian Jews to the Auschwitz concentration camp, and was later sent to Buchenwald. Upon his arrival at the camps, Kertész claimed to be a 16-year old worker, thus saving him from the instant extermination that awaited a 14-year-old. After his camp was liberated in 1945, Kertész returned to Budapest, graduated from high school in 1948, and then went on to find work as a journalist and translator. Following on from Fatelessness, Kertész's Fiasco (1988) and Kaddish for an Unborn Child (1990) are, respectively, the second and third parts of his Holocaust trilogy. His writings translated into English include Kaddish for an Unborn Child and Liquidation, the latter set during the period of Hungary's evolution into a democracy from communist rule.
Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1998. First Printing [Stated]. Trade paperback. vi, 280,  pages. Notes. Notes on Contributors. Index. Sticker residue inside the front cover. David Biale is an American historian specializing in Jewish history. Biale specialized in Jewish history, and obtained a Ph.D. in the subject from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1977. Between 1986 and 1999, Biale was the Koret Professor of Jewish History and director of the Center for Jewish Studies at the Graduate Theological Union. He subsequently joined the University of California, Davis, as Emanuel Ringelblum Distinguished Professor of Jewish History. Michael Galchinsky writes on human rights literature, international human rights law, nineteenth-century British literature, and Jewish studies. His study of Jewish human rights activism after World War II, Jews and Human Rights: Dancing at Three Weddings, explores Jews’ initial enthusiasm for the growing international human rights regime in the wake of the Holocaust, but then the waning of their support, starting in the late 1960s, as the human rights began to be used to delegitimize Israel. He also co-edited with David Biale and Susannah Heschel, Insider/Outsider: American Jews and Multiculturalism. Susannah Heschel (born 15 May 1956) is an American scholar and the Eli M. Black Distinguished Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College. The author and editor of numerous books and articles, she is a Guggenheim Fellow and the recipient of numerous awards. Heschel's scholarship focuses on Jewish and Christian interactions in Germany during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
New York: William Morrow, 2020. First Edition [stated]. Second printing [stated]. Hardcover. xii, , 558,  pages. Illustrated endpapers. Cast of Characters. Map of Poland, Illustrations. Author's Note on Research. Notes. Bibliography. Index. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Judy was born and raised in Montreal, where she grew up speaking English, French, Yiddish and Hebrew. She studied the history of science at Harvard then moved to London to pursue a Ph.D. in art history. Judy wrote essays and articles for the New York Times, the Washington Post, Vogue, the Forward, Salon, the Jerusalem Post and many other publications. Her stories about family relationships, the generational transmission of trauma, pathological hoarding and militant minimalism came together in her book White Walls: A Memoir About Motherhood, Daughterhood, and the Mess in Between (NAL/Penguin, 2016). Back in 2007, during her phase of career promiscuity, Judy was doing research on strong Jewish women at the British Library when she happened to come across a dusty, old Yiddish book. Freuen in di Ghettos (Women in the Ghettos), a Yiddish thriller about “ghetto girls” who hid revolvers in teddy bears, bribed Nazis with whiskey and pastry, and blew up German supply trains, became the inspiration for The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos. The Light of Days is a New York Times bestseller and won a National Jewish Book Award and a Canadian Jewish Literary Award. It was adapted into an award-winning children’s book, will be translated into 22 languages, and was optioned by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners, for whom Judy is co-writing the screenplay.
New York: Farrar , Straus and Giroux, 2007. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xii, 484 pages. Notes. Index. DJ has slight wear and soiling and is price-clipped. John Joseph Mearsheimer (born December 14, 1947) is an American political scientist and international relations scholar, who belongs to the realist school of thought. He is the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago. He has been described as the most influential realist of his generation. Mearsheimer is best known for developing the theory of offensive realism, which describes the interaction between great powers as being primarily driven by the rational desire to achieve regional hegemony in an anarchic international system. In accordance with his theory, Mearsheimer believes that China's growing power will likely bring it into conflict with the United States. In his 2007 book The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy, Mearsheimer argues that the Israeli lobby wields disproportionate influence over US foreign policy. Stephen Martin Walt (born July 2, 1955) is the Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International relations at the Harvard Kennedy School at Harvard University and a political scientist. A member of the realist school of international relations, Walt has made important contributions to the theory of neorealism and has authored the balance of threat theory. Books that he has authored or coauthored include Origins of Alliances, Revolution and War, and The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy.
New York: Crown Publishers, 2007. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. viii, , 373,  pages. Illustrated endpapers. Footnotes. Illustrations. Index. Christopher John Dodd (born May 27, 1944) is an American lobbyist, lawyer, and Democratic Party politician who served as a United States senator from Connecticut from 1981 to 2011. Dodd is the longest-serving senator in Connecticut's history. He served in the United States House of Representatives from 1975 to 1981. His father, Thomas J. Dodd, was also a United States Senator from 1959 to 1971. Chris Dodd served in the Peace Corps for two years prior to entering the University of Louisville School of Law, and during law school concurrently served in the United States Army Reserve. Dodd returned to Connecticut, winning election in 1974 to the U.S. House of Representatives from Connecticut's 2nd congressional district and was reelected in 1976 and 1978. He was elected to the United States Senate in 1980. Dodd served as general chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 1995 to 1997. He served as Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee from 2007 until his retirement from politics. In January 2010, Dodd announced that he would not run for re-election. Dodd was succeeded by fellow Democrat Richard Blumenthal. Dodd then served as chairman and chief lobbyist for the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) from 2011 to 2017. In 2018, Dodd returned to the practice of law, joining the firm Arnold & Porter. In addition to being a member of the ReFormers Caucus of Issue One, Dodd is a close advisor to President Joe Biden and served on his vice presidential selection committee.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xiii, , 288 pages. Illustrations. Author's Note. Notes. Index. Eric Lichtblau (born 1965) is an American journalist, reporting for The New York Times in the Washington bureau, as well as the Los Angeles Times, Time magazine, The New Yorker, and the CNN network's investigative news unit. He has earned two Pulitzer Prizes for his work. He received a Pulitzer Prize in 2006 with the New York Times for his reporting on warrantless wiretapping by the National Security Agency. He also was part of the New York Times team that won the Pulitzer in 2017 for coverage of Russia and the Trump campaign. He is the author of Bush's Law: The Remaking of American Justice, and The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler's Men. Growing up in Germany, Freddy Mayer witnessed the Nazis' rise to power. When he was sixteen, his family made the decision to flee to the United States. He was recruited to the OSS, the country's first spy outfit before the CIA. Freddy, joined by Dutch Jewish refugee Hans Wynberg and Nazi defector Franz Weber, parachuted into Austria as the leader of Operation Greenup, meant to deter Hitler's last stand. He posed as a Nazi officer and a French POW for months, dispatching reports to the OSS via Hans, holed up with a radio in a nearby attic. The reports contained a goldmine of information, provided key intelligence about the Battle of the Bulge, and allowed the Allies to bomb twenty Nazi trains. On the verge of the Allied victory,
New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2015. First Edition [stated]. Second printing [stated]. Hardcover. xiii, , 290 pages. Illustrations. Notes. Index. AJC bookplate on fep. Derived from a Kirkus review: In a single moment, the Jewish zealot Yigal Amir derailed the Oslo negotiations and forever altered the destinies of two nations. Former Newsweek Jerusalem bureau chief Ephron argues that the murder presaged the rise of the Israeli hard right, and today, with Rabin’s archrival Benjamin Netanyahu serving as prime minister and a quarter of the population supporting clemency for Amir, peace with the Palestinians seems as distant as at any time since 1948. In tense, gripping prose, the author dissects Amir’s background, describing him as a bright student who, “in his own view…knew God’s word better than most Jews, even most rabbis. And he was a doer—the characteristic that defined Amir more than any other, that distinguished him from his peers in school and in the military.” In college, he threw himself into activism but “racked up nothing but failures: the failure to draw millions to the streets; the failure to form a serious militia; and the failure to stop Rabin.” The story of Rabin’s evolving relationship with Yasser Arafat and Amir’s growing militancy unfold in parallel, Amir making repeated attempts to get close to his quarry as he schemed with his brother and harangued his college friends. Amir considered Rabin rodef, a villain who pursues Jews with the intent of killing them, and Ephron makes the solid point that “any honest interpretation of the Talmudic principle he fixated on would have pointed back at him. Amir was the real rodef.”.
Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, Inc., 2000. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xvii, , 401,  pages. Illustrations. Genealogical Tables. Cemeteries. Glossary of Foreign and Domestic Words and Phrases. Bibliography. Leonard Markowitz was a chemist and later an aerospace engineer. Mr. Markowitz grew up in West Philadelphia and Wynnefield, and lived in the Philadelphia area all his life. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Temple University, where he majored in chemistry and minored in history. Mr. Markowitz worked in various capacities with Thiokol Chemical Corp., Radio Corp. of America, and General Electric Co. He contributed to programs such as the "Star Wars" missile defense system, the International Space Station, and a number of classified projects. He made presentations to, and worked with, the military and intelligence communities. After retiring in 1991, he became interested in the genealogy of his and his wife's families. In 2000, the research led to the self-publication of a 424-page book, Four Jewish Families in Philadelphia. The book includes descriptions of life in Eastern Europe during the 19th century, the voyage to America, and what Philadelphia was like when the families arrived at the turn of the 20th century. "There are also vivid descriptions of what happened in the small European towns covered during the Holocaust," Mr. Markowitz wrote in an online synopsis. The book contains the names of over 1,200 individuals, he wrote, with the core surnames of Solotnitsky, Markowitz, Malinger, and Rosenberg. The book has proved to be a godsend for answering questions about genealogy, said his daughter, Lynn Pechinski.
New York: Public Affairs, 2019. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xii, 360,  pages. Illustrations. Footnotes. Authors' Note. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Inscribed on the title page by author Ross. Inscription reads: To Gil & Rona--This makes it authentic--Happy Reading--Dennis Ross. Dennis B. Ross (born November 26, 1948) is an American diplomat and author. He has served as the Director of Policy Planning in the State Department under President George H. W. Bush, the special Middle East coordinator under President Bill Clinton, and was a special adviser for the Persian Gulf and Southwest Asia (which includes Iran) to the former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. After leaving his position as envoy, Ross returned to the Washington Institute for Near East Policy as counselor and Ziegler Distinguished Fellow. He became chair of the Jerusalem-based think tank, the Jewish People Policy Planning Institute, funded and founded by the Jewish Agency in 2002. David Makovsky (born June 21, 1960) is the Ziegler distinguished fellow and director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy Project on the Middle East Peace Process. In addition, he is adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in the Middle Eastern studies program. He is coauthor of the book Myths, Illusions, & Peace with Dennis Ross. Mr. Makovsky's commentary on U.S. policy towards the Middle East and Middle East peace process has been broadcast on the PBS NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. His writings can be found in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and Foreign Affairs.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. x, 820 pages. Illustrated Dust Jacket. Footnotes. Illustrations. Notes. Index. Some front board weakness noted. DJ has minor wear and soiling. Richard Parker (born November 5, 1946) is an economist from the United States. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Oxford, and has worked for the United Nations Development Programme. Parker co-founded Mother Jones magazine and is on the editorial board of The Nation. He wrote the books The Myth of the Middle Class, Mixed Signals: the Future of Global Television News, and John Kenneth Galbraith: His Life, His Politics, His Economics. Parker has held Marshall, Rockefeller, Danforth, Goldsmith, and Bank of America fellowships; and is lecturer in public policy and senior fellow at the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, where he teaches courses on modern macroeconomic policy, as well as on the role of religion in American politics and public policy. In June 2008, Parker was elected the 26th President of the liberal political advocacy group Americans for Democratic Action.