Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2010. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 436,  pages. Maps. Illustrations. Bibliography. Index. Inscribed by the editor on the title page. Inscription reads Robert! Randy Wayne White. DJ has small corner crease in front flap. This features contributions from Theodore Roosevelt, Frederic Remington, Ernest Hemingway, Ted Williams, Zane Grey, Thomas Edison, and others. Randy Wayne White (born 1950) is an American writer of crime fiction and non-fiction adventure tales. He has written New York Times best-selling novels and has received awards for his fiction and a television documentary. He is best known for his series of crime novels featuring the retired NSA agent Doc Ford, a marine biologist living on the Gulf Coast of southern Florida. White has contributed material on a variety of topics to numerous magazines and has lectured across the United States. A resident of Southwest Florida since 1972, he lives on Sanibel Island, where he is active in South Florida civic affairs and owns the restaurant Doc Ford's Sanibel Rum Bar & Grill. White worked for the Fort Myers News-Press for four years during which time he obtained a captain's license. He then bought a used charter boat and operated as a light-tackle fishing guide at the Tarpon Bay Marina on Sanibel Island for thirteen years. Theodore Roosevelt wrote about Harpooning Devil-Fish.
Refine search resultsSkip to search results
Tampa, FL: Storm Surge Productions, Inc., 2010. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Trade paperback. 191,  pages. Illustrated (some in color). Cover has slight wear and soiling. Inscribed on the half title page by the author. Inscription reads: To Robert! Tim Dorsey #914 12/3/10. Tim Dorsey (born January 25, 1961) is an American novelist. He is known for a series starring Serge A. Storms, a mentally disturbed vigilante antihero who rampages across Florida enforcing his own moral code against a variety of low-life criminals. Dorsey grew up in Riviera Beach, a small town in Palm Beach County just north of West Palm Beach. Dorsey attended Auburn University, where he became the editor of The Auburn Plainsman, the student newspaper; he wrote about racism while at Auburn. Dorsey graduated in 1983 with a Bachelor's degree in Transportation. In 1987, Dorsey relocated to Tampa, Florida, and became a reporter for The Tampa Tribune. Until he resigned from the paper in 1999 to write full-time, he worked variously as political reporter, correspondent in the Tribune's Tallahassee bureau, copy desk editor, and, finally, night metro editor and news coordinator. Most of Dorsey's novels feature Serge A. Storms as the primary character. The character has several coexisting mental illnesses that render him obsessive, psychopathic, schizophrenic, and frequently homicidal, but Storms serves as the anti-hero in Dorsey's works due to his strong sense of moral absolutism and justice. Serge is intelligent, and devises wildly inventive ways of condemning villains (or at least who he perceives as such) to death. His co-pilot in most of his adventures is Coleman, whose personality is the exact opposite of Serge.
New York: Boulevard, 1997. Boulevard trade paperback edition [stated]. First Printing [Stated]. Trade paperback. x, 226,  pages. Plastic page at page 132. Signed by both authors on the fep. Ticket to a 2004 performance of Penn and Teller at the Rio laid in. Slight cover wear. Collection of practical jokes, tricks, and anecdotes for the armchair magician, including the "eternal card trick," "tattoo of blood," and "off the cuff". Teller (born Raymond Joseph Teller; February 14, 1948) is an American magician, illusionist, writer, actor, painter, and film director. Teller legally changed his birth name of "Raymond Joseph Teller" to the mononym "Teller". He is half of the comedy magic duo Penn & Teller, along with Penn Jillette, where he usually does no speak during performances. Teller's trademark silence originated during his youth, when he earned a living performing magic at college fraternity parties. He found that if he maintained silence throughout his act, spectators refrained from throwing beer and heckling him and paid more attention to his performance. Penn Fraser Jillette (born March 5, 1955) is an American magician, actor, musician, inventor, television presenter, and author, best known for his work with fellow magician Teller as half of the team Penn & Teller. The duo has been featured in numerous stage and television shows, such as Penn & Teller: Fool Us and Penn & Teller: Bullshit!, and is currently headlining in Las Vegas at The Rio. Jillette serves as the act's orator and raconteur. Jillette has published eight books, including the New York Times Bestseller, God, No!: Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales.
San Jose, CA: General Electric Company Nuclear Energy Operations, 1984. Thirteenth Edition (Revised edition). Wraps. 59,  pages plus covers. Footnotes. Illustrations (tables, figures, some with color). Formulae. List of elements (to 105). Cover worn, soiled and creased. Pages 29-32 (one sheet printed on both sides) has become disbound but is present. The information contained herein was made available by the General Electric Company in the interest of promoting the dissemination of technical knowledge. The general arrangement of the Chart is similar to that suggested by Emilio Segre and followed in previous editions.
Livermore, CA: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, c2000. Revision 2 [stated]. Wraps. , 9,  pages, including covers. Format is approximately 8.5 inches by 11 inches. Illustrated cover. Color illustrations. Cover has some wear and soiling. This is dated circa 2000, as it contains reference to a future 2001 event [see page 5]. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is a federal research facility in Livermore, California, United States, founded by the University of California, Berkeley in 1952. Originally a branch of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the Lawrence Livermore laboratory became autonomous in 1971 and was designated a national laboratory in 1981. LLNL is self-described as a "premier research and development institution for science and technology applied to national security." Its principal responsibility is ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nation's nuclear weapons through the application of advanced science, engineering, and technology. The laboratory also applies its special expertise and multidisciplinary capabilities towards preventing the proliferation and use of weapons of mass destruction, bolstering homeland security, and solving other nationally important problems, including energy and environmental needs, scientific research and outreach, and economic competitiveness. LLNL was established in 1952, as the University of California Radiation Laboratory at Livermore. It was intended to spur innovation and provide competition to the nuclear weapon design laboratory at Los Alamos, home of the Manhattan Project that developed the first atomic weapons. Edward Teller and Ernest Lawrence are regarded as the co-founders of the Livermore facility.
New York: Arno Press--A New York Times Company, 1979. Reprint edition. Arno Press Collection. Hardcover. , ix, , 146,  pages. Note on Sources. Index. Edge tear near bottom of fep. This is a reprint of the original 1951 edition published by The Johns Hopkins Press. The work was part of the Albert Shaw Lectures on Diplomatic History. The contents include The Setting and the Issues; Russia, Germany and World Revolution; The Road to Rapallo; Germany Faces Both Ways; The End of Weimar; and Hitler and Stalin. Edward Hallett "Ted" Carr CBE FBA (28 June 1892 – 3 November 1982) was a British historian, diplomat, journalist and international relations theorist, and an opponent of empiricism within historiography. Carr was best known for A History of Soviet Russia, a 14-volume history of the Soviet Union from 1917 to 1929, for his writings on international relations, particularly The Twenty Years' Crisis, and for his book What Is History? in which he laid out historiographical principles rejecting traditional historical methods and practices. Educated at the Merchant Taylors' School, London, and then at Trinity College, Cambridge, Carr began his career as a diplomat in 1916; three years later, he participated at the Paris Peace Conference as a member of the British delegation. Becoming increasingly preoccupied with the study of international relations and of the Soviet Union, he resigned from the Foreign Office in 1936 to begin an academic career. From 1941 to 1946, Carr worked as an assistant editor at The Times, where he was noted for his leaders (editorials) urging a socialist system and an Anglo-Soviet alliance as the basis of a post-war order. sources.
Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1999. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xiv, , 240. Illustrations. Bibliography. Autographed sticker on the front of the DJ. Signed by the author on the title page. DJ has some damp signs on its inside. Book cover unaffected. Plastic DJ protector has some sticker residue near spine. This is one of The Florida History and Culture Series. Alvin Victor Burt (September 11, 1927 – November 29, 2008) an author and longtime journalist at The Miami Herald in Florida, was born Sept. 11, 1927, in Oglethorpe County, Georgia and grew up at the family home in Jacksonville, Florida. He served as a sports writer, news reporter, editor, editorial writer and columnist. Burt reported from Washington to Latin America and the Caribbean and throughout Florida. Before working with The Miami Herald he had positions with the Atlanta Journal and the Jacksonville Journal. He was seriously wounded by "friendly fire" while covering the US invasion of the Dominican Republic in 1965. For many years he wrote a back-page column for The Miami Herald Sunday magazine on interesting people and places around Florida that drew him quite a following. Floridian author David Nolan said he used to buy the Herald just to read Burt's column. Many of them were collected in book form as Becalmed in the Mullet Latitudes (1984), Al Burt's Florida (1997), and Tropic of Cracker (1999). A scholar and advocate of the Florida cracker subculture, Burt was a longtime trustee of the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society – an organization that celebrated the life and work of the Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist who gave the Crackers dignity in American literature.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1993. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xiv, , 365,  pages. Bookplate affixed inside front cover--name removed from it. Tabular information. Notes. Notes on Sources. Index. William M. Tuttle Jr. is a professor and author of books of note on twentieth-century American history and African-American history. He earned a doctorate from the University of Wisconsin. He was a professor at the University of Kansas from 1967 until he retired in 2008. He was among the founders of the University's branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. He has published many scholarly articles and has won several awards, including the H.O.P.E. Teaching Award from the Class of 2001. In 2018, Denison University awarded him with an honorary doctorate degree. Derived from a Publishers Weekly article: Drawing on letters, diaries and interviews, he takes a close look at the experiences and perceptions of American children during WW II. Focusing particularly on the psychological impact of a father's absence, Tuttle is sensitive to the difference between the reactions of sons and those of daughters. But fathers weren't the only ones to ship out, and Tuttle examines the impact of the entry of mothers into the war-production labor force. The author recalls how important comic books, radio programs, cereal boxtop toys and even jump-rope ditties were to children. He analyzes the values emphasized during wartime--marriage and family, patriotism and U.S. leadership of the ``free world''--and shows how these beliefs endured. This eloquent study is a fully realized evocation of the wartime years from the American child's point of view.
Charlotte, NC: The Delmar Company, 1982. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 400 pages. Illustrations (some in color). Format is approximately 9 inches by 12.25 inches. Decorative front cover. Illustrated end papers. Some top of pages soiled. Notation on fep that this was once the property of SFC Carol H. Miller, Jr. , HQ 2d Bde, 82d Abn Div. This is an increasingly scarce item associated with a remarkably effective Army unit. This yearbook is a small glimpse of the 82d Airborne Division in 1982, truly the "Year of the 82s". It contains a Foreword, History, Something Special, All-American Day, Capex, Organization,m Annual Review. Association Convention, General Ridgway Message, 1982 All-American Unite, 1982 Exercises [Bright Star, Gallant Eagle, Reforger], Sinai-MFO, Fayetteville, and In Memoriam. It records some of the activities, some of the equipment, some of the facilities, some of the geography visited, and some of the personalities who made up the division during this time. It cannot describe or depict adequately the Spirit of the airborne, and undefinable thread of comradeship and respect that binds together men who are willing to jump from a plane in flight, to entrust their lives to a parachute,....men who are prepared at any time to fulfill the sacred trust placed in them by the people of the United States. This is a snapshot of this unit just prior to its deployment in 1983 to Grenada as part of Operation Urgent Fury.
Norfolk, VA: Lloyd's of Norfolk, 1973. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 248 pages. Illustrations (a few in color). Format is approximately 9 inches by 12.25 inches. Decorative front cover. Illustrated end papers. Some top of pages soiled. Several interior pages have creases/wrinkles. Notation on fep that this was once the property of SFC Carol Miller, HQ 2d Bde, 82d Airborne. There is a 1.5 by 2.5 inch rectangle cut from the bottom right corners of pages 1-15, revealing the photo of a sergeant Miller taped to the bottom right corner of page 17. Carol Miller is identified to the left of the photograph where there is written in on a provided space, Name, rank, date, and unit. This was signed in 1973. It is unfortunate that the previous owner, SFC Miller, chose to disfigure the early pages by removing a portion of several pages so that his color photograph could be immediately seen. Nevertheless, this is an increasingly scarce item associated not only with a remarkably effective Army unit but also with the final period of the Vietnam War. This yearbook is a small glimpse of the 82d Airborne Division in 1972-1973. It records some of the activities, some of the equipment, some of the facilities, some of the geography visited, and some of the personalities who made up the division during this time. It "cannot describe or depict adequately the Spirit of the airborne, and undefinable thread of comradeship and respect that binds together men who are willing to jump from a plane in flight, to entrust their lives to a parachute,....men who are prepared at any time to fulfill the sacred trust placed in them by the people of the United States.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2018. Second printing [stated]. Hardcover. xx, , 310,  pages. Map. Signed by the author on the half-title page, adding Sanibel. Doc Ford's Rum Bar and Grill bookmark laid in. DJ has minor wear and soiling. Autographed by the Author sticker on front of DJ. Randy Wayne White (born 1950) is an American writer of crime fiction and nonfiction adventure tales. After graduating in 1968, he spent time in travel before settling in Southwest Florida in 1972. After "traveling" for five years after high school, White worked for the Fort Myers News-Press for four years during which time he obtained a captain's license. He then bought a used charter boat and operated as a light-tackle fishing guide at the Tarpon Bay Marina on Sanibel Island for thirteen years. He has written New York Times best-selling novels and has received awards for his fiction and a television documentary. He is best known for his series of crime novels featuring the retired NSA agent Doc Ford, a marine biologist living on the Gulf Coast of southern Florida. White has contributed material on a variety of topics to numerous magazines and has lectured across the United States. A resident of Southwest Florida since 1972, he lives on Sanibel Island, where he is active in South Florida civic affairs and owns the restaurant Doc Ford's Sanibel Rum Bar & Grill.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1998. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 290,  pages. DJ has an autographed copy sticker on the front. Signed by the author above his name on the title page. Minor top edge soiling. Randy Wayne White (born 1950) is an American writer of crime fiction and nonfiction adventure tales. After graduating in 1968, he spent time in travel before settling in Southwest Florida in 1972. After "traveling" for five years after high school, White worked for the Fort Myers News-Press for four years during which time he obtained a captain's license. He then bought a used charter boat and operated as a light-tackle fishing guide at the Tarpon Bay Marina on Sanibel Island for thirteen years. He has written New York Times best-selling novels and has received awards for his fiction and a television documentary. He is best known for his series of crime novels featuring the retired NSA agent Doc Ford, a marine biologist living on the Gulf Coast of southern Florida. White has contributed material on a variety of topics to numerous magazines and has lectured across the United States. A resident of Southwest Florida since 1972, he lives on Sanibel Island, where he is active in South Florida civic affairs and owns the restaurant Doc Ford's Sanibel Rum Bar & Grill.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. Inscribed by the author on the title page. Inscription reads 1/25/98 For Bart and Shirley, Live Long and Well Harry Crews. Harry Eugene Crews (June 7, 1935 – March 28, 2012) was an American novelist, short story writer, and essayist. He often made use of violent, grotesque characters and set them in regions of the Deep South. Crews graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in English, and eventually received a graduate degree of education. Crews then began teaching English, which he continued to do for the rest of his career, along with his career as a writer. In 1963, he had his first story published: "The Unattached Smile". In 1964, he published another short story, "A Long Wail". After Crews's first two novels, he wrote prolifically, including novels, screenplays and essays, for journals including Esquire and Playboy. Once he published The Gospel Singer, he began to write eight novels, publishing one almost every year. His works were known to feature "freaks", and "outcasts", usually from rural areas. Crews felt strongly that authors should write about experiences that they have actually had. Crews continued writing and publishing his entire life. As his reputation grew, he became a favorite of Madonna, Sean Penn, Kim Gordon, and Thurston Moore. Madonna and Penn discussed making film adaptations of his novels, but these never came to fruition. Crews's final novel, An American Family, featured a blurb on the cover from Moore, saying, "God bless Harry Crews, America's best writer. He’ll break your heart but he'll always bring you love."
New York: Hyperion Books, 2006. First Edition [stated]. Third printing [stated]. Hardcover. xiv, , 304 pages. Illustrations. Endnotes. Index. Inscribed by the author. Inscription reads To Robert John Stossel. John Frank Stossel (born March 6, 1947) is an American television presenter, author, consumer journalist, and pundit, known for his career on ABC News, Fox Business Network, and Reason TV. Stossel's style combines reporting and commentary. It reflects a political philosophy and views on economics which are largely supportive of the free market. He began his journalism career as a researcher for KGW-TV, was a consumer reporter at WCBS-TV in New York City, and then joined ABC News as a consumer editor and reporter on Good Morning America. Stossel became an ABC News correspondent, joining the weekly news magazine program 20/20, and later became a co-anchor. In October 2009, Stossel left ABC News to join the Fox Business Channel. He hosted a weekly news show on Fox Business, Stossel, from December 2009 to December 2016. In 2019, Stossel launched StosselTV, an online channel distributed on social media. Stossel has received 19 Emmy Awards and five awards from the National Press Club. Stossel has written three books: Give Me a Break in 2004, Myths, Lies, and Downright Stupidity in 2007, and No, They Can't: Why Government Fails – But Individuals Succeed in 2012.
Charleston: History Press, 2010. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. 158,  pages. Illustrations. Notes. Bibliography. Index. About the Author. Minor sticker residue on back cover. Inscribed by the author on the title page. Inscription reads To Robert, All the best as you travel the road of life. John W. Schildt 7-5-14. John Schildt was introduced to the Civil War by his great-grandmother who fed Union troops on the way to Gettysburg when she was a little girl. While giving tours, he likes to make history come alive by sharing human interest stories about people and places. His fields of specialty are the XII and IX corps, as well as Antietam’s Hospitals and Lincoln’s visit to Antietam in October 1862. John has been a lecturer and guide for the Gettysburg College Civil War Institute and Bud Robertson’s “Campaigning with Lee” as well as for the Chicago Civil War Round Table and many other groups. He was the main speaker at the 125th anniversary of Antietam. John led three tours to Normandy and took part in the American and French commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the D-day landing in 1994. Having been a lifelong student of Antietam, John has written many books on the subject, including September Echoes, Drums along the Antietam, Four days in October, Roads to Antietam, Jackson and the Preachers, Antietam Hospitals, and Antietam through the Years. Other recent publications include Frederick in the Civil War, Hills of Glory and New Hampshire at Antietam.
Stanford, CA: Stanford Law Books [An Imprint of Stanford University Press], 2013. Presumed First Paperback Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. x, , 264,  pages. Tables. Tabular data. Appendix. Notes. Index. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page. Inscription reads For Robert Hanrahan, Ilya Somin 11/6/13. One of the biggest problems with modern democracy is that most of the public is usually ignorant of politics and government. Often, many people understand that their votes are unlikely to change the outcome of an election and don't see the point in learning much about politics. This may be rational, but it creates a nation of people with little political knowledge and little ability to objectively evaluate what they do know. In Democracy and Political Ignorance, Ilya Somin mines the depths of ignorance in America and reveals the extent to which it is a major problem for democracy. Somin weighs various options for solving this problem, arguing that political ignorance is best mitigated and its effects lessened by decentralizing and limiting government. Somin provocatively argues that people make better decisions when they choose what to purchase in the market or which state or local government to live under, than when they vote at the ballot box, because they have stronger incentives to acquire relevant information and to use it wisely.
Washington DC: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2005. Third printing [stated]. Trade paperback. xi, , 354 pages. Maps. Cover and some pages have some wear and soiling. Foreword by Jessica T. Mathews; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part One--A Farewell to the Empire; The Spatial Dimension of Russian History; The Beak-Up of the U.S.S.R--A Break-in Continuity; Part Two--Russia's Three Facades; The Western Facade, The Southern Tier; The Far Eastern Backyard; Part Three--Integration; Domestic Boundaries and the Russian Question, Fitting Russia In; Conclusion on After Eurasia and an index. Trenin was director of the Carnegie Moscow Center. He had been with the center since its inception. He also chaired the research council and the Foreign and Security Policy Program. He retired from the Russian Army in 1993. From 1993–1997, Trenin held a post as a senior research fellow at the Institute of Europe in Moscow. In 1993, he was a senior research fellow at the NATO Defense College in Rome. He served in the Soviet and Russian armed forces from 1972 to 1993, including experience working as a liaison officer in the external relations branch of the Group of Soviet Forces (stationed in Potsdam) and as a staff member of the delegation to the U.S.-Soviet nuclear arms talks in Geneva from 1985 to 1991. He also taught at the War Studies Department of the Military Institute from 1986 to 1993.
Gaithersburg, MD: [Association of Military Surgeons of the U.S., 2010. Reprinted from Military Medicine [Association of Military Surgeons of the U.S.,] Vol. 175, No. 12, 2010. Wraps. Pages 964-970, . Illustrations. References. Inscribed by the author on the front cover. Inscription reads Herb-- Thanks again for your support. Glen. Dr. Glen I. Reeves is a radiation oncologist in Arlington, Virginia. He received his medical degree from Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1972 and has been in practice for more than 50 years. Radiation oncologists treat cancer using various forms of radiation to detect and kill malignant cells. Radiation therapy is often combined with other modes of treatment, especially surgery and chemotherapy. The Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS) is a professional association of federal health professionals serving in the Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Health and Human Services, and Department of Homeland Security. It is now known as AMSUS, The Society of Federal Health Professionals to reflect that membership is open to all federal health professionals. The AMSUS mission to advance the knowledge of military healthcare and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of its members through organizational association and by providing a forum to consider matters of importance to its membership in times of peace and war. Military Medicine is the official journal of AMSUS. Established in 1892 as The Military Surgeon, it is a monthly peer-reviewed medical journal covering research and developments in the field of Military medicine. The journal publishes research reports, case reports, editorials, letters to the editor, and book reviews.
Oak Ridge, TN: Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 1988. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. xvm , 152,  pages. Executive Summary. Figures. Tables. Recommendations. References. Appendices. Cover has some wear and soling. Bottom edge shows some moisture staining and page rippling. All pages separate and no impact to text. This was prepared for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. In 1983, a study was published on the climatological effects of injection into the atmosphere of hundreds of million of tons of smoke and dust by a large nuclear war. This study, entitled "Nuclear Winter: Global Consequences of Multiple Nuclear Explosions" (nicknamed TTAPS from the initials of its authors; Turco, Toon, Ackerman, Pollack, and Sagan), predicted temperature depressions of 40 to 60° for some plausible values of the input parameters. Some cited these results as proof that nuclear war is not survivable and, hence, that civil defense is unfeasible. A lively debate and vigorous research program followed with participation by atmospheric scientists and climatologists from several large U.S. laboratories. A consensus on nuclear winter seems to be emerging. It is generally believed possible, for some range of heavy attacks directed against cities, that significant but not lethal climate alteration will ensue for at least a few weeks.
New York: Signet, 1958. First paperback printing [stated]. Mass market paperback. 238,  pages. Parts of book had become separated from cover and were reglued. Book remains fragile but is intact. Nevil Shute Norway (17 January 1899 – 12 January 1960) was an English novelist and aeronautical engineer who spent his later years in Australia. He used his full name in his engineering career and Nevil Shute as his pen name, in order to protect his engineering career from inferences by his employers (Vickers) or from fellow engineers that he was '"not a serious person" or from potentially adverse publicity in connection with his novels, which included On the Beach and A Town Like Alice. His first published novel was Marazan, which came out in 1926. After that he averaged one novel every two years through the 1950s, with the exception of a six-year hiatus while he was establishing his own aircraft construction company, Airspeed Ltd. Sales of his books grew slowly with each novel, but he became much better known after the publication of his third to last book, On the Beach, in 1957. Shute's novels are written in a simple, highly readable style, with clearly delineated plot lines. Many of the stories are introduced by a narrator who is not a character in the story. The common theme in Shute's novels is the dignity of work, spanning all classes, whether a Spanish bar hostess in the Balkans or brilliant boffin. His books are in three main clusters, early pre-war flying adventures; Second World War; and Australia. In the Readers' List of the Modern Library 100 Best Novels of the 20th century, A Town Like Alice came in at number 17, Trustee from the Toolroom at 27, and On the Beach at 56.
London: Oxford University Press, 1989. Later printing. Mass market paperback. x, 165,  pages. Occasional footnotes. Notes; Notes for Further Reading; and Index. Cover has some wear and soiling. Includes Foreword, The Wars of the Knights; The Wars of the Mercenaries; The Wars of the Merchants; The Wars of the Professionals; The Wars of the Revolution; The Wars of the Nations; The Wars of the Technologists; Eilogue--The Nuclear Age. Sir Michael Eliot Howard OM CH CBE MC FBA FRHistS (29 November 1922 – 30 November 2019) was an English military historian, formerly Chichele Professor of the History of War, Honorary Fellow of All Souls College, Regius Professor of Modern History at the University of Oxford, Robert A. Lovett Professor of Military and Naval History at Yale University, and founder of the Department of War Studies, King's College London. In 1958, he co-founded the International Institute for Strategic Studies. Prior to his death, Howard was described in the Financial Times as "Britain's greatest living historian". The Guardian described him as "Britain's foremost expert on conflict." Howard was best known for expanding military history beyond the traditional campaigns and battles accounts to include wider discussions about the sociological significance of war. In his account of the Franco-Prussian War of 1870–71, Howard looked at how the Prussian and French armies reflected the social structure of the two nations. Howard stressed the difference between traditional military history, which seeks to identify applicable lessons for the present and his approach, which stresses the uniqueness of the historical past and the impossibility of deriving such lessons.
Toronto: Bantam Books, 1988. First Printing [Stated]. Mass market paperback. , 313,  pages. Arthur Richard Mather (22 November 1925 – 4 June 2017) was an Australian cartoonist, illustrator, and novelist. He was the creating artist (and later also the writer) of one of Australia's most successful comics series, Captain Atom. From the late 1950s until 1975 he worked in advertising and in his later years became a novelist. In 1947 he was approached by Jack Bellew, who had recently founded Atlas Publications, to create a comic book series for the fledgling company. The result was Captain Atom, one of Australia's first all-color comics and one of its most enduring home-grown comic heroes. The first issue sold 100,000 copies with a total of a million copies sold in the first year of publication. Captain Atom had its own associated merchandise and a fan club with 75,000 members. Like Yaroslav Horak and Andrea Bresciani, Mather became a regular artist for Atlas, later working on the company's Sergeant Pat of the Radio Patrol and Flynn of the FBI. When the Australian comic book industry declined in the late 1950s, Mather went into advertising as an illustrator. He went on to become Art Director, and later Creative Director, for George Patterson Advertising. Mather published his first novel, The Pawn in 1975 and retired from advertising to devote himself full-time to writing. He published seven more novels over the next 15 years. Mainly set in America, they were predominantly thrillers and crime novels with elements of science fiction, particularly The Los Alamos Contract, The Pawn, The Mind Breaker, and The Duplicate.
New York: Atria Books, 2006. 6th Printing [stated]. Hardcover. viii, , 385,  pages. Inscribed by the author on the title page. Inscription reads Judy--Happy Reading! Jodi Picoult. Jodi Lynn Picoult (born May 19, 1966) is an American writer. Picoult has published 27 novels, accompanying short stories, and has also written several issues of Wonder Woman. Approximately 40 million copies of her books are in print worldwide, translated into 34 languages. She was awarded the New England Bookseller Award for fiction in 2003. Picoult writes popular fiction which can be characterized as family saga. She frequently centers storylines around a moral dilemma or a procedural drama which pits family members against one another. Although she is often characterized as an author of chick-lit, over her career, Picoult has covered a wide range of controversial or moral issues, including abortion, assisted suicide, race relations, eugenics, LGBT rights, and school shootings. She has been described as, "a paradox, a hugely popular, at times controversial writer, ignored by academia, who questions notions of what constitutes literature simply by doing what she does best."
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. , 294,  pages. Signed by the author on the title page. A New York Times Notable Book of the Year, Winner of the Lannan Literary Fiction Award and Winner of the Guardian Fiction Award. Anne Michaels (born 15 April 1958) is a Canadian poet and novelist whose work has been published in over 45 countries. Her books have garnered dozens of international awards including the Orange Prize, the Guardian Fiction Prize, the Lannan Award for Fiction and the Commonwealth Poetry Prize for the Americas. She is the recipient of honorary degrees, the Guggenheim Fellowship and many other honors. She has been shortlisted for the Governor General's Award, the Griffin Poetry Prize, twice shortlisted for the Giller Prize and twice long-listed for the International Dublin Literary Award. Michaels won a 2019 Vine Award for Infinite Gradation, her first volume of non-fiction. Michaels was the poet laureate of Toronto, Ontario, Canada from 2016 to 2019, and she is perhaps best known for her novel Fugitive Pieces which was adapted for the screen in 2007. Her debut novel, Fugitive Pieces (1996), offered Michaels the opportunity to work more expansively with complicated questions related to history, identity, location, and grief. With Fugitive Pieces, Michaels lays the thematic foundation of her future works, exploring the relationship between history and memory, and how we, as a people, remember. She also launches her meditation on "what love makes us capable of, and incapable of," and the paradoxical understanding that "there is nothing a man will not do to another; nothing a man will not do for another."
Saratoga Springs, NY: The Frances Young Tank Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, 2009. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Format is approximately 10 inches by 11.5 inches. Decorative cover. Essays by Julie Ault, Larry Rinder, Susan Cahan, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, David Deitcher, Eleanor Heartney, James Romaine, Interview with the artist by Ian Berry. Includes Works in the Exhibition, Contributors, Tim Rollins and K.O.S. Biographies, Exhibition History, Bibliography. Acknowledgments, and Credits. The publication accompanied the exhibition Tim Rollins and K.O.S.: A History curated by Ian Berry. The Exhibition was shown as The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga springs, New York, February 28--August 23, 2009; Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 11-December 6, 2009, and Frye Art Museum Seattle, Washington January 23-May 31, 2010. In August 1981, Tim Rollins, then twenty-six years old, was recruited by George Gallego, principal of Intermediate School 52 in the South Bronx, to develop a curriculum that incorporated art-making with reading and writing lessons for students classified as academically or emotionally “at risk.” Together, Rollins and his students developed a collaborative strategy that combined lessons in reading and writing with the production of works of art. In a process they call “jammin’,” Rollins or one of the students read aloud from the selected text while the other members drew, relating the stories to their own experiences. Their signature style was born as Rollins and K.O.S. began producing works of art directly on the pages of these books, cut out and laid in a grid on canvas.