Washington DC: U.S. Marine Corps, Historical Division, 1946. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. viii, and pagination by section. Illustrations. Maps (some with color). Footnotes. Some cover wear and soiling. Rare surviving review draft (Foreword...all comments should be forwarded within 60 days after receipt...your cooperation in providing material for the revision...) Capt. James R. Stockman prepared the sections on The Battle for Saipan (40 pages) and The Tinian Fight (ii, 29,  pages). Capt. Phillips D. Carleton prepared the section on The Guam Operation (ii,48, 4 pages). Colonel Stockman joined the Marine Corps in 1942, and he retired in 1969. His World War II service included combat operations at Saipan and Okinawa. He was author of "The Battle for Tarawa," the official Marine Corps account of that operation, and he also wrote books about the Okinawa and Saipan campaigns. He was a graduate of the Marine Corps Amphibious Warfare School at Quantico and the Imperial Defense College in London. His decorations included a Silver Star, Bronze Star and Legion of Merit. In retirement, Colonel Stockman was a military analyst with RCA for three years, then an analyst with Potomac Research Institute. Phillips D. Carleton lived with the Marines, watched them fight and listened to their accounts of the action. During the war, he was with the Twenty Ninth Marines on Motobu Peninsula, the Twenty Second Marines during the fight for Naha, and spent considerable time with the Sixth Reconnaissance Company. Most of the material in this monograph is the result of Captain Carleton’s personal observations or was gained through his interviews with the officers and men who fought in the battles.
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Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1999. First LSU Press edition [stated]. First printing thus [stated]. Trade paperback. x, , 178,  pages. Illustrations. Acknowledgments. Photo Essay. 6 Chapters. Conclusion. Notes. Selected Bibliography. Index. Originally published by Greenwood Press, Inc. in 1989. Sister Mary Denis Maher is chair of the English department at Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, Ohio. She is a member of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and also serves as archivist for the community. She is an experienced Archivist with a demonstrated history of working in the religious institutions industry. Skilled in Journalism, Archival Management, Community Outreach, Editing, and Volunteer Management. Strong education professional with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) focused in American/United States Studies/Civilization from Case Western Reserve University. The contributions of more than six hundred Catholic nuns to the care of Confederate and Union sick and wounded made a critical impact upon nineteenth-century America. Not only did thousands of soldiers directly benefit from the religious sisters' ministrations, but both professional nursing and Catholics' acceptance within mainstream society advanced significantly as a result. In To Bind Up the Wounds, Sister Mary Denis Maher writes this heretofore neglected Civil War chapter in rich detail, telling a riveting story shot with suspicion and prejudice, suffering and self-sacrifice, ingenuity, beneficence, and gratitude.
Youngstown, NY: Old Fort Niagara Association, 1995. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. Format is approximately 7 inches by 10 inches. 80 pages. Footnotes. Illustrations. Donald Edward Graves is military historian who has worked for the Canadian National Historic Sites Service, the National Archives of Canada and the Canadian Department of National Defence. Extract from a review posted on-line by H. Turner: "The book contains eleven illustrations depicting the people who are written about. These drawings, by a well-known Canadian artist, show evidence of careful research and, consequently, make their own significant contribution to a reader's understanding of the times. Scholars of the War of 1812 should not neglect this book, for they will find material here to enrich their knowledge and anecdotes that could enliven their writings. Students and teachers of military history and general readers of both American and Canadian history could gain enjoyment as well as information from these memoirs." George Balbar was born in 1930. He was seen as an established contemporary artist and was primarily inspired by the 1930s. If you grew up in the 1950s around the Niagara Region you would have certainly come across works by George Balbar. Balbar is known for his “Images of…” series, beautifully illustrated books of cities, towns and communities.
Hamilton, Bermuda: Bermuda Historical Quarterly, 1962. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. , 37,  pages (includes advertisements). Cover has some wear and soiling. The contents include: Minutes of His Majesty's Council (1739), Principal Consular Officers of the United States in Bermuda, American Consular Records: American Civil War period (continued), More Leaves from the Diary of John Harvey Darrell (1823), Additions to the list of Bermuda-Built Royal Naval Ships (publ. Summer Quarter, 1961), and Flag Officers and Senior Naval Officers Halifax Station from 1711. The Bermuda Historical Quarterly was one of the premier local historical and scholarly periodicals from the mid 20th Century.
Farmville, VA: Buffalo Heights Printing, 1986. Reprint [This was originally published in San Angelo, Texas by the Newsfoto Publishing Company in 1946, or by one source 1945]. Comb bound. Format is approximately 11 inches by 7 inches. Unpaginated (approximately 200 pages). Black and white photographs, maps, Honor Roll, rosters, and substantial narratives., This reprint apparently was available at a reunion held in September 1986. This copy has been autographed by more than a dozen individuals, presumed to be former WWII crewmembers of the U.S.S. Birmingham. Perhaps the highest ranking former crew member to sign this copy was Captain Winston P. Folk, U.S.N. He graduated from Annapolis in 1923 and served as Executive Officer. A major action was the attempt to save the aircraft carrier USS Princeton. Captain Inglis, He earned the Navy Cross for his attempt to save the Princeton. By the end of 1945, he had been promoted to rear admiral and chief of Naval Intelligence. The Birmingham meanwhile earned a Navy Unit Commendation for her performance on 24 October 1944 and returned to duty early in 1945, taking a kamikaze hit off Okinawa in May of that year. Rear Admiral Samuel Eliot Morison later said of the Birmingham: “She had set a new precedent for fire fighting on the high seas, which was put to good use later on [the carriers] Bunker Hill and Franklin.”33 The cruiser’s crew had absorbed heavy losses... the Birmingham had lived up to the highest traditions of the U.S. Navy." Perhaps the last organized reunion of the crew was in 2006, when some two dozen veterans of the ship gathered in the city of Birmingham to remember their service on the warship that bore that city's name.
Washington DC, Vatican City: Library of Congress in association with Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, 1993. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. Format is approximately 9 inches by 12 inches. xxvi, 323,  pages. Minor cover wear. Illustrated frontis. Illustrations (many in color). Notes. References. Manuscripts and Printed Books from the Vatican Library Listed by Fondi. Index. Preface by James H. Billington. Essay on The Vatican Library by Leonard E. Boyle. Chapters on The Vatican and Its library, The Popes and Humanism, The Ancient City Restored: Archaeology, Ecclesiastical History, and Egyptology, the Recovery of the Exact Science of Antiquity: Mathematics, Astronomy, Geography, Life Sciences and Medicine in the Renaissance World, Music and the Renaissance Papacy: The Papal Choir and the Fondo Cappella Sistina, Eastern Churches and Western Scholarship, and Paper Obelisks: East Asia in the Vatican Vaults. This is a catalog of an exhibition that was held at the Library of Congress, Washing, D.C., Jan. 6--Apr. 30, 1993. This exhibition which this book accompanied was the first in a planned series of exhibitions that the Library of Congress planed to present about great libraries of the world. The catalogues that provide a record of each exhibition were intended to go far beyond the usual descriptions of the artifacts. These books were intended to be distinguished by highly readable scholarly studies, written by leading specialists, of the intellectual, social and cultural environments that created the objects on display. Contributors to this catalogue included: James Hankins, N. M. Swerdlow, Nancy Siraisi, Richard Sherr, Alastair Hamilton, and Howard Goodman.
New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1988. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Format is approximately 9 inches by 12 inches. Illustrations (many in color). Maps. Ink notation on fep (not associated with creative team). DJ has some edge wear. Tear at top of front hinge. Foreword by Vartan Gregorian. Includes chapters on Writing, The Printed Book, Prints and Illustrated Books, Photography, Children's Literature, Maps and Voyages, Orientalia, Americana, Black History and Culture, and the Performing Arts. There is an Index and photo credits. This impressive volume documents the diverse treasures of the New York Public Library, including a Gutenberg Bible, the Tickhill Psalter, Washington's Farewell Address, and more than 250 others. Marshall B. Davidson was a writer on American history and culture who was an editor of Horizon and American Heritage magazines. Mr. Davidson produced more than 25 books and many articles. Among his specialties were architecture and art, but he also wrote on other aspects of American life. Among his books were ''Life in America,'' which won the Carey-Thomas Award for creative book publishing; ''The Horizon Book of Great Historic Places''; ''A Pictorial History of Architecture in America''; ''The World of 1776''; ''The American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art'' (with Elizabeth Stillinger), and ''The Treasures of the New York Public Library'' (with Bernard McTigue). Mr. Davidson, a 1928 graduate of Princeton, began his professional career with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where he was associate curator of the American Wing and director of publications for 26 years.
Office of the U.S. High Commissioner for Germany, Office of the Executive Secretary, Historical Division, 1952. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. , vii, , 209,  pages. Footnotes. Table. Appendices. Formerly Restricted, overstampped with Unclassified. Cover chipped and creased. The Historical Division monographs are primarily concerned with the organization, activities, and interests of the Office of the U.S. High Commissioner for Germany (HICOG). In each volume and in this volume, the selection of facts and their interpretation represent the judgment and opinion of the author(s). No part of any study be considered a statement of U.S. Government policy, and the points of view expressed are not necessarily those of HICOG or of the Department of State. The object of this study is to present a general survey of the relations of the Occupying Powers with the West German Government from the time of the establishing of the High Commission on September 21, 1949, to the revision of the Occupation Statute in March 1951. Chapter 1 present a general outline of the development of the basic machinery and functions of the Allies in dealing with the German problem. Chapter II-V analyze some of the more important relationship of the High Commission with the West German Government which involved the undertaking of assurance by the latter. The remainder of the study describes Allied review and approval authority, procedure, and experience.
Office of the U. S. High Commissioner for Germany, Office of the Executive Secretary, Historical Division, 1952. Presumed First Edition, First printing [While dated 1952, per the back cover appears to have been printed in November 1951]. Wraps. , iii, , 118,  pages. Footnotes. Tables. Appendices. Formerly Restricted, overstamped with Unclassified (December 1958). Cover has some wear and soiling. The author's full name was James Frederick John Gillen. The Historical Division monographs are primarily concerned with the organization, activities, and interests of the Office of the U.S. High Commissioner for Germany (HICOG). In each volume and in this volume, the selection of facts and their interpretation represent the judgment and opinion of the author(s). No part of any study be considered a statement of U.S. Government policy, and the points of view expressed are not necessarily those of HICOG or of the Department of State. On March 31, 1951, the Office of the U.S. High Commissioner for Germany employed 12690 persons of whom 10,744 were Germans. To what extend should an Occupying Power as employer observe German personnel procedures and practices? What rules of appointment, classification and pay should be used when Germans work for Tripartite Allied agencies? There and many other questions had been raised during the years of military occupation and transition and varying answers had been given. The history of this administrative experience is an interesting story in itself and is the subject of the present monograph.
Bad Godesberg-Mehlem: Office of the U.S. High Commissioner for Germany, Office of the Executive Director, Management and Budget Division, 1953. Presumed First Edition, First printing [back cover indicates that the first printing may actually have been 15 January 1954]. Wraps. 5.5 by 8.25 inches. , v, , 131,  pages. List of Historical Studies. Last names and short titles are given in the Table of Contents. Full bibliographic information is in the text. Cover has wear and soiling, and a small corner of the front cover is missing. There are tears as the spine. On pages 1/2 (unnumbered) there is an arc in the lower right corner that appears to have perforations. The Historical Division monographs are primarily concerned with the organization, activities, and interests of the Office of the U.S. High Commissioner for Germany (HICOG). In each volume and in this volume, the selection of facts and their interpretation represent the judgment and opinion of the author(s). No part of any study be considered a statement of U.S. Government policy, and the points of view expressed are not necessarily those of HICOG or of the Department of State. This Guide is designed to cover the end-products of the Historical Division as they existed on June 30, 1953, at the time of the Division's termination. It consists of a history of the Historical Division; explanatory comments concerning each volume, usually taken directly from the volume; the full tables of contents from most volumes, and very brief descriptions of project files. The user should be aware of probable changes in content and distribution, as individual scholars continued private research and revisions, and as security classifications are removed. While the Guide is directly concerned only with the monographic studies of the Historical Division, it achieves through these a coverage that is almost as broad se the history of HICOG itself.
New York: Currier and Ives, 1868. Believed to be an original print, not a 1940s Andres Inc. reproductions which were large folio size. Framed, but removed from a rather pedestrian frame for inspection. Sold and shipped flat, unframed--but current frame can be included. Size is small folio, approximately 12 inches by 10 inches. There is a mat, approximately 14.5 inches by 12.5, with a width of 1.5 inches at the two sides and top, and a width of 2 inches at the bottom. The print has been affixed with masking tape to the mat, which is in front of the image. Frances "Fanny" Flora Bond, later Palmer, was born in Leicester, England, on July 24, 1812. Palmer specialized in landscape and genre prints. Among her subjects were rural farm scenes, famous American ships and architecture, hunters, and Western landscapes. Though her work was mainly directed by the type of prints that Currier and Ives wanted to sell or determined by preexisting prints, her few original pieces received praise for their compositional fluidity and technical skill. Frances Flora Bond Palmer, was the first woman in the United States to make her living as a full-time artist. She was one of America's most prolific print artists of the 19th century. This particular work of hers, "Across the continent- Westward the course of Empire takes its way", is probably her best and most renowned work. A New York to San Francisco train leaving a (Western) frontier new born town, two horse-riding indians being spectators in the changing of the times in this scene, the vast uncovered and virgin territory that lies ahead, the loggers in the forest, the Public School, the telegraph posts, a convoy of covered wagons in the distance and so on make this an amazing testimony of that time when the American nation was recovering from an internal civil war and the colonizing of the West was at it's peak.
Moscow: Academy of Sciences USSR, 1941. Presumed first thus, 1 of 10,000. ardcover. Text is in RUSSIAN. 180,  pages. Footnotes. Fold-outs. Name in ink at top of title page. Cover has some wear, including a tear at bottom of the spine. Some page discoloration. Chapter 1 is on Lenin's work on imperialism as a direct continuation of Marx's "Kapital". Chapter 2 is Lenin's Creative Laboratory. Chapter 3 is Certain Characteristics of Lenin's Theory of Imperialism. The Notebooks were published as Volume 39 in Lenin's Collected Works. Leontiev's work is an assessment and elaboration. Scarce surviving copy outside of institutional libraries.
New York: Random House, 1980. First Edition. Hardcover. xiv, , 304 pages. Illustrations. Footnotes. Introduction by Herman Wouk. Afterword. Index. DJ and boards/edges have some wear. Inscribed by Benjamin Netanyahu on fep: To Tara, Fondly B. Netanyahu 12.4.86. Although 30-year-old Lt. Col. Jonathan Netanyahu, brother of an Israeli prime minister, was killed in battle during Israel's 1976 daring hostage rescue mission in Africa, his personal reflections live on in these letters written to his family and friends. Yonatan "Yoni" Netanyahu (March 13, 1946 – July 4, 1976) was an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) officer who commanded the elite commando unit Sayeret Matkal during Operation Entebbe, an operation to rescue hostages held at Entebbe Airport in Uganda in 1976. The mission was successful, with 102 of the 106 hostages rescued, but Netanyahu was killed in action—the only IDF fatality during the operation. The eldest son of the Israeli professor Benzion Netanyahu, Yonatan was born in New York City and spent much of his youth in the United States, where he attended high school. After serving in the IDF during the Six-Day War of 1967, he briefly attended Harvard University before transferring to Jerusalem's Hebrew University in 1968; soon thereafter he left his studies and returned to the IDF. He joined Sayeret Matkal in the early 1970s and was awarded the Medal of Distinguished Service for his conduct in the Yom Kippur War of 1973. Operation Entebbe was renamed "Operation Yonatan" in his honor. Benjamin Netanyahu, has been Prime Minister of Israel. Benjamin and their younger brother, Iddo Netanyahu, served in Sayeret Matkal.
New York: Scribner [A Lisa Drew Book], 1999. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 640 pages. Glossary of Names. Illustrations. Footnotes. Timeline. Index. Signed by George Bush on a George Bush bookplate affixed to fep. Plate signed by George Bush on the title page. One of the most private presidents since "Silent Cal" Coolidge shares his life in correspondence, diary entries, memos, and other writings, from his letter home as an eighteen-year-old Navy pilot during World War II to one written to his children on the eve of Desert Storm. All the Best: My Life in Letters and Other Writings is a 1999 compilation of his writings by former U.S. President George H. W. Bush. The book is a collection of letters, diary entries, and memos, in the structure of an autobiography. George Herbert Walker Bush (June 12, 1924 – November 30, 2018) was an American politician and statesman who served as the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993. Prior to assuming the presidency, Bush served as the 43rd Vice President of the United States from 1981 to 1989. He had previously been a congressman, ambassador, and Director of Central Intelligence. During his career in public service, he was known simply as George Bush, but after his son George W. Bush became the 43rd president in 2001, he was referred to as "George H. W. Bush" or "Bush 41". This collection of letters, diary entries, and memos provide insights into Bush's service during World War II, the oil business, his two terms in Congress, his ambassadorship to the United Nations, his service in China, his tenure with the C. I. A., and the vice presidency, the presidency, and the post-presidency.
New York, N.Y. Manor Books, Inc., 1976. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Mass market paperback. 252,  pages. Cover has some wear and soiling. Some page discoloration. Nelson Richard Demille (born August 23, 1943) is an American author of action adventure and suspense novels. His novels include Plum Island, The Charm School, and The Gold Coast. Demille has also written under the pen names Jack Cannon, Kurt Ladner, Ellen Kay and Brad Matthews. After spending three years at Hofstra University, he joined the Army and attended Officer Candidate School. He was a First Lieutenant in the United States Army (1966–69) and saw action as an infantry platoon leader with the First Cavalry Division in Vietnam. He was decorated with the Air Medal, Bronze Star, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, and was awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge. Demille returned to the States and went back to Hofstra University, where he received his degree in political science and history. He is a member of American Mensa, the Authors Guild, and past president of the Mystery Writers of America. He is also a member of the International Thriller Writers, who honored him as 2015 ThrillerMaster of the Year.
New York: Popular Library, 1963. Popular Library edition. Presumed first printing. Mass market paperback. viii, 9-255,  pages. Includes quotation from FDR and a Preface. Also contains chapters on I Heard Bombs Drop; The News was all Bad; The Wild Blue Yonder; GI Joe; My Own, My Native Land; The Prison House of Europe; The Turning Tide; The Victory in Europe; and Everybody is Dead. This book contains writings by Norman Mailer, Ira Wolfert, Bill Mauldin, John Hersey, Ralph Ellison, Joseph Kessel, Cornelius Ryan and others. Dorothy Sterling (née Dannenberg; November 23, 1913 – December 1, 2008) was an American writer and historian. After college, she worked as a journalist and writer in New York for several years, including work for the Federal Writers’ Project. Sterling worked for Time from 1936 to 1949 and was then assistant bureau chief in Life’s news bureau from 1944 to 1949. Starting in the 1950s, she authored more than 30 books, mainly non-fiction historical works on the origins of the women's and anti-slavery movements, civil rights, segregation, and nature.
New York: Scholastic Book Services, 1961. 6th printing thus. Mass market paperback. , 188 pages. Footnotes. Cover has wear and is creased. Contains chapters on The Rise of Adolf Hitler; Hitler Conquers Germany; Hitler Conquers Europe, and The Fall of Adolf Hitler. Also contains an Index. This book contains the complete story of Hitler's beginnings...his triumphs...and his downfall. William Lawrence Shirer (February 23, 1904 – December 28, 1993) was an American journalist and war correspondent. He wrote The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, a history of Nazi Germany that has been read by many and cited in scholarly works for more than 50 years. Originally a foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune and the International News Service, Shirer was the first reporter hired by Edward R. Murrow for what became a CBS radio team of journalists known as "Murrow's Boys". He became known for his broadcasts from Berlin, from the rise of the Nazi dictatorship through the first year of World War II (1940). With Murrow, he organized the first broadcast world news roundup, a format still followed by news broadcasts. Shirer wrote more than a dozen books besides The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, including Berlin Diary (published in 1941); The Collapse of the Third Republic (1969), which drew on his experience living and working in France from 1925 to 1933; and a three-volume autobiography, 20th Century Journey (1976 to 1990).
New York, N.Y. Ballantine Books, 1972. First Printing [Stated]. Mass market paperback. , 403,  pages. Illustrations. Occasional footnotes. Includes Preface, Prologue, Epilogue, Glossary, Appendix, Notes, Bibliography, and Index, as well as 23 chapters. The Complete Story of America's First Wartime Espionage Service, the Forerunner of the CIA. This book details the formation of the OSS--forerunner of the CIA--from its beginnings, when it was described by Radio Berlin as "fifty professors, twenty monkeys, ten goats, twelve guinea pigs and a staff of Jewish scribblers," through its development into an organization which made decisive contributions to the Allied victory. Mr. Hymoff began his career as a reporter at The World-Telegram and Sun in New York City. He covered the Korean War for 15 New England newspapers and for the International News Service, and later worked for CBS. During World War II, Mr. Hymoff served in the Office of Strategic Services, which he made the subject of one of his several books. As an NBC news manager, he helped create "Monitor," the Peabody Award-winning radio program. He was also a consultant to the United States Information Agency, the Voice of America, the Department of Defense and the League of Women Voters, for which he helped produce the 1980 Presidential debates. Earlier, as the communications and public affairs director for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, he developed the satellite broadcasting system used by 500 radio and television stations. At the time of his death Mr. Hymoff was the vice president of communications and marketing for the National Security Institute, a defense industry security firm.
New York, N.Y. Bantam Books, 1965. Presumed First Bantam Edition, First printing. Mass market paperback. xi, ,  pages. Cover has some wear and soiling. Includes Foreword and Final Conclusion. Chapters include Fritz Muehlebach; Fritz Muehlebach; Erich Dressler; Alfred Voss; Werner Harz; Tassilo von Bogenhardt; Hildegard Trutz (nee Koch); Claus Furmann; and Baroness Mausi von Westerode. Also includes Final Conclusion. Gestapo, Storm Troopers, Hitler's Maidens--The True Life Story of Nine Germans, Then...and Now! The author of this book lived in Germany at the time the Nazis came to power. The nine people in this book are people he know. The stories they tell in their own words, from Hitler's rise to the present time, are as incredible as the the concentration camps of twenty years ago.
Tokyo: Oreste Vaccari, 1946. Sixth Edition [stated]. Unknown printing. Hardcover. xxxiv, , 504 pages. Preface by Count Ayske Kabayama. Indexes DJ in a plastic sleeve and has wear, tears, chips & soiling. Inscription from both authors on fep. Inscription reads To His Excellency Etsujiro Uehara, with the compliments of the authors. Oreste and Elisa Vaccari Tokyo, January 30th, 1947. Oreste Vaccari (1886 - 1980) was an Italian Orientalist and linguist. He was a pupil at the Royal Oriental Institute of Naples during the second decade of the 20th century, where his instructors included Afevork Ghevre Jesus, who taught him Amharic and eventually became the chargé d'affaires of the Ethiopian delegation to Rome. After his studies, Vaccari obtained a posting in Japan as a correspondent for The Japan Times and Mail, and also taught foreign languages at the Athénée Français of Tokyo, being fluent in French and English besides his native Italian. In 1935, he married a Japanese woman, Enko Elisa Vaccari (1896-1983), who had graduated in English from Jissen Women's College, and would support him in his various linguistic projects during the rest of his career. Vaccari was responsible for translating Blattengeta Heruy Welde Sellase's Mahidere Birhan: Hagre Japan (The Document of Japan) (1934), a seminal work in Japanese-Ethiopian relations, from the original Amharic into English, which was then rendered into Japanese by his wife. Together with his wife, Vaccari prepared many books to help foreign learners of Japanese, and his most popular works included the New Up-to-date English-Japanese Conversation Dictionary and Vaccari's Concise English-Japanese Japanese-English Dictionary.
New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1978. Presumed First U.S. Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Format is approximately 8.25 inches by 10 inches. 232 pages. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrations (some in color). Maps. Prologue. Part One The patriarchs. Part Two From Slavery to Freedom. Part Three The Promised Land. Part Four The Kingdom of Israel. Part Five The House of David. Index. DJ has wear, tears, chips, and soiling. Inscribed on inside of fep "To Secretary Vance, With Friendship and Appreciation. Moshe Dayan. An exploration of the archeology of the Holy Land and a reinterpretation of Bible stories. Moshe Dayan (20 May 1915 – 16 October 1981) was an Israeli military leader and politician. As commander of the Jerusalem front in the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces (1953–1958) during the 1956 Suez Crisis, but mainly as Defense Minister during the Six-Day War in 1967, he became a worldwide fighting symbol of Israel. In the 1930s, Dayan joined the Haganah, the Jewish defense force of Mandatory Palestine. He served in the Special Night Squads under Orde Wingate in Palestine and later lost an eye in a raid on Vichy forces in Lebanon during WWII. Dayan was close to Ben-Gurion and joined him in setting up the Rafi party in 1965. Dayan became Defence Minister just before the 1967 Six-Day War. After the Yom Kippur War of 1973, during which Dayan served as Defense Minister, he was blamed for the lack of preparedness. In 1977, following the election of Menachem Begin as Prime Minister, Dayan joined the Likud-led government as Foreign Minister, playing an important part in negotiating the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel.
New York: Henry Schuman, 1951. First U.S. edition. Presumed first printing. Hardcover. xiii, , 386 pages. Footnotes. Index. Cover has some wear and soiling. Some page soiling. Pages 132-135 torn/repaired. Editor's Preface, Introductions, XXXI chapters, Index. Inscribed in Hebrew by the author on the title page. The inscription translates into English as To Mr. Azriel Peterson Friend of the Warriors Warm Wishes M. Begin. Title page also as two stamps--one in Hebrew and on for the Savoy Hotel Tel-Aviv. Inside the front cover is a sticker in Hebrew and English from Steimatsky's [Book store/publisher]. Mr. Shmuel Katz, translator, was a member of the Command of the Irgun Zvai Leumi and also was a member of the Knesset. Mr. Ivan Greenberg was the former editor of the London Jewish Chronicle and, working with Mr. Katz, made the necessary condensations. He supplied about one half of the explanatory notes included in the American edition. The Revolt: Inside Story of the Irgun and The Revolt: the Dramatic Inside Story of the Irgun, is a book about the militant Zionist organization Irgun Zvai Leumi, by one of its principal leaders, Menachem Begin. In Israel, the organization is commonly called Etzel, based on its Hebrew acronym. The book traces the development of the Irgun from its early days in the 1930s, through its years of violent struggle in the Palestine Mandate against both British rule (the "revolt") and Arab opposition, to the outbreak of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. The book is part autobiographical, tracing Begin's own political development. First published in English in 1951 by W. H. Allen in the UK and Henry Schuman in the US, the book has had many editions/reprints.
New York: Riverhead Books, 2013. Second printing [stated]. Hardcover. , 272,  pages. Frontis illustration. Maps. Illustrations. Bibliography. Notes. In the fall of 1944, a massive American bomber carrying eleven men vanished over the Pacific islands of Palau, leaving a trail of mysteries. According to mission reports from the Army Air Forces, the plane crashed in shallow water, but when investigators went to find it, the wreckage wasn't there. Witnesses saw the crew parachute to safety, yet the airmen were never seen again. Wil S. Hylton is an American journalist. He is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and has published cover stories for The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Esquire, Harper's, Details, GQ, New York, Outside, and many others. Hylton began publishing articles in The Baltimore Sun as a teenager, and was writing for major magazines by his early twenties. In 1999 he bicycled across Cuba for Esquire, climbed the Ecuadorean Andes for Details, and wrote about Hugh Hefner for Rolling Stone. At 24, Hylton was hired as a Contributing Editor at Esquire, where he wrote about the invasion of Afghanistan, attempts to patent the human genome, and the prosecution of alleged nuclear spy Wen Ho Lee. After the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Hylton became a Washington Correspondent for GQ, publishing criticism of the war and drafting articles of impeachment for Dick Cheney. He was the first journalist to interview Joe Darby, the whistleblower at Abu Ghraib prison. Hylton is a recipient of the John Bartlow Martin Award for Public Interest Journalism by the Medill School of Journalism.
London: BBC Books, 2005. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 448 pages. Illustrations (some with color). Dramatis Personae. Chronology. Notes and References. Further Reading. Index. DJ is price clipped. DJ has slight wear. Ink notation on fep. Sir Simon Michael Schama CBE FBA FRSL (born 13 February 1945) is an English historian specializing in Dutch history, Jewish history and French history. He is a University Professor of History and Art History at Columbia University, New York. He first came to public attention with his history of the French Revolution titled Citizens, published in 1989. In the United Kingdom, he is perhaps best known for writing and hosting the 15-part BBC television documentary series A History of Britain broadcast between 2000 and 2002. Schama was knighted in the 2018 Queen's Birthday Honours List. In 1980, Schama took up a chair at Harvard University. Citizens (1989), written at speed to a publisher's commission, saw the publication of his long-awaited study of the French Revolution, and won the 1990 NCR Book Award. Its view that the violence of the Terror was inherent from the start of the Revolution. As part of a multi-book contract, Schama produced a book and TV show entitled Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution, dealing in particular with the proclamation issued during the Revolutionary War by Lord Dunmore offering slaves from rebel plantations freedom in return for service to the crown.
New York, N.Y. Popular Library, 1961. Presumed First Popular Library Edition, First printing. Mass market paperback. 271,  pages. Includes Acknowledgments by the author, as well as 51 chapters. Name of previous owner on first page. Cover has some wear and soiling. This book is outstanding and dramatic reading from a combat soldier's point of view. The Blazing World War II saga of Darby's Rangers, told by a soldier who was there. The author was former company commander, Fox Company, 4th Rangers. Darby was with the first United States troops sent to Northern Ireland after the United States entry into World War II, and during his stay there he became interested in the British Commandos. On June 19, 1942 the 1st Ranger Battalion was sanctioned, recruited, and began training in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland. When the United States Army decided to establish its Ranger units, Darby gained a desired assignment to direct their organization and training. Many of the original Rangers were volunteers from the Red Bull, the 34th Infantry Division, a National Guard division and the first ground combat troops to arrive in Europe. "Darby's Rangers" trained with their British counterparts in Scotland. In 1943, the 1st Ranger Battalion made its first assault at Arzew. Darby was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his actions on March 21–25 during that operation.