New York: Macmillan, 1923. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. x, [folding map], 357,  pages. Illustrations. Appendices. Index. Cover has some wear and soiling. Corners bumped. Some edge wear. Imperfection noted on paper covering the inside of the front board. Name of previous owner, William E. Davies, and date written on fep. This is believed to be William Edward Davies (1917 – 1990) was a notable American geologist and official of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). During World War II, at which time he was an officer with the Army Map Service. In the mid-1950s he took part in a USGS expedition to Antarctica. The Davies Escarpment in Antarctica was named for him. Diana was a whaling ship built in 1840, in Bremen, Germany. She sailed out of Hull, England. In 1858 a steam engine was installed, making her the first steam-powered whaler to sail from Hull (Tay from Dundee was the first ever, a year earlier). In 1866, while on a whaling expedition in Baffin Bay, Diana became frozen in the ice, where it was trapped for over six months. The ship's captain, 64-year-old John Gravill, and many of the crew died. The diary of the ship's doctor, Charles Edward Smith, was published in the book From the Deep of the Sea. There is a memorial fountain to Diana's return from the ice in the town of Lerwick in the Shetland Islands, as many of the crew originated from the islands and all the deceased except the captain were buried there. Charles Smith's services and heroism were recognized by the award of a set of surgical instruments from the Board of Trade. Captain Gravill's body was taken back to Hull, and his funeral was attended by an estimated fifteen thousand people.
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College Station, TX: Texas A & M University Press, 2004. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. xii, 205,  pages. Illustrations. Introduction: A Note on the Editing by Robert H. Ferrell. Notes. Further Reading. Index. This is Number Six in the C. A. Brannen Series. The 42nd Division was activated in August 1917, four months after the U.S. entry into World War I. It was composed of National Guard units originating from 26 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. The 42nd arrived overseas to the Western Front of Belgium and France in November 1917, one of the first divisions of the American Expeditionary Force (AEF) to do so, under MG William A. Mann's command and also Colonel Douglas MacArthur as chief of staff. The AEF was commanded by General John Joseph Pershing. After initially landing at St. Nazaire (France), the 42nd was temporarily located at Vaucouleurs, Lorraine (France), from 7 November – 7 December 1917, to preliminarily train before transferring to another training area between Lafauche and Rimaucourt. The day after Christmas, the 42nd, along with other divisions it had now linked up with, departed for another training area near Rolampont, Langres (France). French officers had been attached to the 42nd at Lafauche, Rimaucourt, and Rolampont as instructors in trench warfare. During 1918, the 42nd took part in four major operations: the Champagne-Marne, the Aisne-Marne, the Battle of Saint-Mihiel, and the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. In total, it saw 264 days of combat.
New York: W. W, Norton and Company, 2014. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. viii, , 384,  pages. Maps. Illustrations. Notes. Index. Some page color variation noted at fore-edge. Arthur Allen (born 1959 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is an American author and journalist. Allen graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1981 with an AB in development studies. Since 1995, Allen has mainly written about biology and medicine. He became a freelance writer in 1996, writing articles for a variety of publications, including the Washington Post, the New York Times Magazine, the New Republic, Mother Jones, and Redbook. In 2007, his book Vaccine: The Controversial Story of Medicine's Greatest Lifesaver was published by W. W. Norton. Additional books he has written include Ripe: The Search For The Perfect Tomato (2011), and The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl (2014). In 2014, Allen joined the Staff of Politico as eHealth editor, writing and editing stories about heath IT. In March 2020 he left Politico and became an editor at Kaiser Health News. Rudolf Stefan Jan Weigl (2 September 1883 – 11 August 1957) was a Polish biologist, physician and inventor, known for creating the first effective vaccine against epidemic typhus. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Medicine each year between 1930 and 1934, and from 1936 to 1939. Weigl worked during the Holocaust to save the lives of countless Jews by developing the vaccine for typhus and providing shelter to protect those suffering under the Nazis in occupied Poland. For his contributions, he was named a Righteous Among the Nations in 2003.
Madrid: Institvto Arias Montano, 1981. Contemporary Reprint of article from Sefarad; Madrid Vol. 41, Issue 1, (Jan 1, 1981). Wraps. Pagination is 23,  pages at bottom pages -93,  at the top. Cover has some marks, wear and soiling. Title in in red, other text is in black. Footnotes. Norman Roth was born in Denver, Colo. in 1938; graduated from University of Denver, followed by several years of study in Israel. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University and from 1976 to 1997 was professor of Jewish history and studies at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He is now professor emeritus. Main areas of interest: Jewish history and culture of medieval Spain, medieval Hebrew literature and poetry. Lucas de Tui (or O Tudense) (died 1249) was a Leonese cleric and intellectual, remembered best as a historian. He was Bishop of Tuy from 1239 until his death. Born in León, Lucas was a canon of San Isidoro there between 1221 and 1239. While a canon he wrote De Miraculis Sancti Isidori in defence of Isidore of Seville. He traveled to Rome, Constantinople, Cyprus, Jerusalem, Armenia, and France. In 1233 or 1234 he completed his tract De altera vita fideique controversiis adverus Albigensium errores against the Cathars. In 1236, upon a request from Queen Berenguela, he composed the Chronicon mundi, a four-part chronicle of world history and his magnum opus. Beginning with Creation and ending in 1236, the Chronicon aspired to give comprehensive coverage to two topics: the world and the Spains. Lucas' principal sources are Isidore, John of Biclar, Hydatius, Orosius, the Chronicle of Alfonso III, the Crónica Silense, and Sampiro. Lucas does contain a few historical titbits which are found nowhere else.
New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xiv, 417,  pages. Maps. Illustrations. Author's Note. Annexes. Notes. Sources. Bibliography. Acknowledgments. List of Illustrations. Index. Minor front endpaper rippling. Sir Rodric Quentin Braithwaite, GCMG (born 17 May 1932) is a British diplomat and author. Braithwaite was educated at Christ's College, Cambridge. After his military service, he joined HM Diplomatic Service in 1955. His diplomatic career included posts in Indonesia, Italy, Poland, the Soviet Union, and a number of positions at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. From 1988 to 1992 Braithwaite was ambassador in Moscow, first of all to the Soviet Union and then to the Russian Federation. Subsequently, he was the Prime Minister's foreign policy adviser and chairman of the UK Joint Intelligence Committee (1992–93), and was awarded the GCMG in 1994.
Chicago: R. S. Peale & Company, 1887. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 706 pages. Color frontis illustration. Illustrations (all present). Appendices. Index. Decorative front cover and spine. Cover has some edge wear, rubbing, and corner bumping. Front board weak and restrengthened with glue. Some rear board weakness noted--heavy book. Edges gilded. John Alexander Logan (February 9, 1826 – December 26, 1886) was an American soldier and politician. He served in the Mexican–American War and was a general in the Union Army in the American Civil War. He served the state of Illinois as a state Representative, a Congressman, and a U.S. Senator and was an unsuccessful candidate for Vice President of the United States with James G. Blaine in 1884. As the 3rd Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, he is regarded as the most important figure in the movement to recognize Memorial Day as an official holiday. His likeness appears on a statue at the center of Logan Circle, Washington, D.C. Logan is one of only three people mentioned by name in the Illinois state song. Upon his death, he lay in state in the United States Capitol rotunda. U.S. Representative Logan fought at Bull Run as an unattached volunteer in a Michigan regiment, and then returned to Washington where, before he resigned his congressional seat on April 2, 1862, he entered the Union Army as Colonel of the 31st Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment, which he organized. Before resigning his seat, Colonel Logan served in the army of Ulysses S. Grant in the Western Theater and was present at the Battle of Belmont on November 7, 1861 and at Fort Donelson, where he was wounded.
Washington, D.C. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of Policy and Plans, NASA History Office, 2001. Presumed first edition/first printing. Hardcover. VOLUME V ONLY. xxviii, , 796 pages. 25 cm. Illustrations. Glossary. Biographical Appendix. Index. Slight wear and soiling to DJ. This is part of the NASA History Series. John M. Logsdon is Charles A. Lindbergh Chair in Aerospace History at the National Air and Space Museum;. From 1987 to mid-2008, Logsdon was Director of the Space Policy Institute at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, where he is also Professor Emeritus of Political Science and International Affairs. Dr. Logsdon’s research interests focus on the policy and historical aspects of U.S. and international space activities. Dr. Logsdon is the author of The Decision to Go to the Moon: Project Apollo and the National Interest and is general editor of the eight-volume series Exploring the Unknown: Selected Documents in the History of the U.S. Civil Space Program. He has written numerous articles and reports on space policy and history. He is frequently consulted by the electronic and print media for his views on space issues. This volume is the fifth in a series that had its origins in the 1990s. The individuals involved in initiating the series and producing the first two volumes have been acknowledged in those volumes. An exception must be made for NASA Chief Historian Roger D. Launius, who has become not only a strong supporter of this series but also an essential collaborator in its implementation.
New York: The Free Press, 2002. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 244 pages. Signed by the author with sentiment on fep. Illustrations. Notes. Index. DJ has edge wear and som soiling. Richard Brookhiser (born February 23, 1955) is an American journalist, biographer and historian. He is a senior editor at National Review. He is most widely known for a series of biographies of America's founders, including The Adamses, Alexander Hamilton, Gouverneur Morris, and George Washington. He has written books that deal either with the nation's founding, or the principles of America's founders, including What Would the Founders Do?, a book describing how the Founding Fathers of the United States would approach topical issues that generate controversy in modern-day America. Brookhiser began writing for National Review in 1970. He earned an A.B. degree (1977) at Yale, Although admitted to Yale Law School, Brookhiser went to work full-time for National Review in 1977; by the time he was 23, he was a senior editor, the youngest in the magazine's history. He has written for a variety of magazines and newspapers. Brookhiser both wrote and hosted the documentary films Rediscovering George Washington, by Michael Pack, broadcast on PBS on July 4, 2002, and Rediscovering Alexander Hamilton, also by Pack, broadcast on PBS on April 11, 2011. His book Alexander Hamilton, American led to the "Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America" exhibition at The New-York Historical Society (2004–2005), for which he was the historian curator. There is some material on Theodore Roosevelt.
New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1980. Fourth printing [stated]. Hardcover. , 359,  pages. Signed by the author on the title page. DJ has some wear and soiling. Walker Percy, Obl.S.B. (May 28, 1916 – May 10, 1990) was an American writer whose interests included philosophy and semiotics. Percy is noted for his philosophical novels set in and around New Orleans; his first novel, The Moviegoer, won the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction. Trained as a physician at Columbia University, Percy decided to become a writer instead after a bout of tuberculosis. He devoted his literary life to the exploration of "the dislocation of man in the modern age." His work displays a combination of existential questioning, Southern sensibility, and deep Catholic faith. He had a lifelong friendship with author and historian Shelby Foote. After many years of writing and rewriting in collaboration with editor Stanley Kauffmann, Percy published his first novel, The Moviegoer, in 1961. Later works included The Last Gentleman (1966), Love in the Ruins (1971), Lancelot (1977), The Second Coming (1980), and The Thanatos Syndrome in 1987. Percy's vision for the plot of The Second Coming came to him after an old fraternity brother visited him in the 1970s. He told Percy the story of his life where he is burned out and does not know what to do next. The trend of Percy's personal life influencing his writing seemingly held true throughout his literary career, beginning with his first novel. Percy also published a number of nonfiction works exploring his interests in semiotics and existentialism, his most popular work being Lost in the Cosmos.
New York: Harper and Row, 1964. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. , 343,  pages. DJ has some wear, scuffs small tears and soiling. Inscribed on half title page and signed by both authors. Inscription, in Bailey's hand, reads For Clay Moritz, who may someday play a part in a convention himself. With best wishes, Charles W. Bailey II, [and signed in his hand by] Fletcher Kenbel. Charles Waldo Bailey II (April 28, 1929 – January 3, 2012) was an American journalist, newspaper editor and novelist. He graduated from Harvard University in 1950. He then worked for the Minneapolis Tribune, serving as its editor from 1972 to 1982. He was Washington editor for National Public Radio from 1984-87. Bailey co-wrote, with Fletcher Knebel, the best-selling political thriller novel Seven Days in May (1962), and several other novels. Fletcher Knebel (October 1, 1911 – February 26, 1993) was an American author. Knebel graduated from Miami University during 1934. Upon graduation, he spent the next 20 years working for newspapers, eventually becoming the political columnist for Cowles Publications. From 1951 to 1964, he satirized national politics and government in a nationally published column named "Potomac Fever". During 1960, he wrote a chapter on John F. Kennedy for the book Candidates 1960. He wrote fifteen books, most of them fiction, and all of them dealing with politics, intrigue and social upheaval. His best-known novel is Seven Days in May was about an attempted military coup in the United States. The book reached number one on the New York Times bestseller list, and was made into a successful movie also named Seven Days in May during 1964.
New York: Vintage Books, 2015. First Vintage Books Edition [stated]. First printing stated. Trade Paperback. xv, , 263,  pages. Illustrations. A Note on Sourcing. Index. Inscribed by the author on the title page. Inscription reads For Jason--Thanks for serving in government--hope this resonates with you! Matt Bai. Preface. Chapters cover Troublesome Gulch; Tilting Toward Culture Death; Out There; Follow Me Around; "I Do Not Think That's a Fair Question"; All the Truth Is Out; Exile; and A Lesser Land. Matt Bai is an American journalist, author and screenwriter. Matt Bai is the national political columnist for Yahoo News. For more than a decade he was a political correspondent for The New York Times Magazine, where he covered three presidential campaigns. He is the author of The Argument: Inside the Battle to Remake to Remake Democratic Politics, named a notable book by the New York Times. His cover stories in the magazine include the 2008 cover essay "Is Obama the End of Black Politics?” and a 2004 profile of John Kerry titled "Kerry’s Undeclared War". In May 1987, Colorado Senator Gary Hart--a dashing, reform-minded Democrat--seemed a lock for the party's presidential nomination and led George H. W. Bush by double digits in the polls. Then, in one tumultuous week, rumors of marital infidelity and a newspapers stateout of Hart's home resulted in a media frenzy the likes of which had never been seen before. All the Truth Is Out is a tour-de-force portrait of the American way of politics at the highest level, one that changes our understanding of how we elect our residents and how the bedrock of American values has shifted under our feet.
New York: Harper Voyager, 2014. Signed First Edition, specially bound and produced by the publisher [stated]. First printing [stated]. Trade paperback. , xvii, , 297,  pages. Signed First Edition sticker on front cover. Includes Acknowledgments and Introduction. Richard Kadrey (born August 27, 1957) is a San Francisco-based novelist. He is also a freelance writer and photographer. New York Times bestselling author Richard Kadrey has published nine novels and more than fifty stories. He has been immortalized as an action figure, his short story "Goodbye Houston Street, Goodbye" was nominated for a British Science Fiction Association Award, and his novel Butcher Bir was nominated for the Prix Elbakin in France. New York Times bestselling author Richard Kadrey's first novel, the cult classic dystopian cyberpunk tale, now back in print after twenty years in a special signed, collectible edition. Welcome to the near future: Los Angeles in the late 21st century. a segregated city of haves and have nots, where morality is dead and technology rules. Here, a small group of wealthy seclude themselves in gilded cages. Beyond their high security compounds, far from their pretty comforts, lies a lawless wasteland where the angry masses battle hunger, rampant disease, and their own despair to survive. Jonny was born into this Hobbesian paradise. A street-wise hustler who deals drugs on the black market, narcotics that heal the body and cool the mind, he looks out for nobody but himself. Until a plague sweeps through L.A., wreaking death and panic. And no one, not even an operator like Jonny, is safe. His own life hanging in the balance, Jonny must risk everything to find the cure, if there is one. The book includes a Q & A with Cory Doctorow.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2016. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. xiv, 560,  pages. Illustrations. Notes. Index. David Jeremiah Barron (born July 7, 1967) is a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and former S. William Green Professor of Public Law at Harvard Law School. He previously served as the Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Office of Legal Counsel at the United States Department of Justice. Barron is known for his controversial legal memo justifying the use of lethal drone strikes against U.S. citizens without judicial process. Barron joined the Harvard Law School faculty as an assistant professor in 1999 and became a professor in 2004. He left the faculty upon his confirmation to the Court of Appeals in 2014. In 2016, Simon & Schuster published his book Waging War: The Clash Between Presidents and Congress, 1776 to ISIS. In February 2017, Barron was named the winner of Norwich University's 2017 Colby Award, which is awarded for works that make major academic contributions to the understanding of military history, intelligence activities, and foreign relations. Several senators pledged to oppose Barron's nomination unless the administration publishes the secret memos Barron authored on the legality of killing American citizens with drone strikes. Until senators began raising concerns about Barron's nomination, only those on the Judiciary and Intelligence committees had seen any of the classified memos. On May 22, 2014, the Senate voted 53–45 for final confirmation to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He received his judicial commission on May 23, 2014.
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. x, 310 pages. Preface. Notes. Acknowledgments. Selected Bibliography. Index. Chapter titles are: The Bolt, The Railroad, The Muck Rake, The Panic, The Money Power, The Smile, The Tariff, The Insurgency, The Progressive, and The Bull Moose. Michael Wolraich is a political journalist and historian, author of Unreasonable Men: Theodore Roosevelt and the Republican Rebels Who Created Progressive Politics, and Blowing Smoke. His writing has appeared at The Atlantic, The Daily Beast, CNN, Reuters, Talking Points Memo, and Pando Daily. He has also appeared on C-SPAN's BookTV, The John Batchelor Show, Culture Shocks, and various radio shows across the country.
New York: Public Relations Bureau, Medical Society of the State of New York, 1939. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. , 87,  pages. Footnotes. Pencil underlining noted. Taped inside the rear cover is a TLS by Dr. Anderson to Dr. Frederick Williams noting a speech Dr. Williams made and indicating he was sending him this book separately. Author's Inscription on the fep. Inscription reads To: Dr. Frederick Williams Who fully know what it means... With Best Regards Dwight Anderson Dec. 11, 1944. Content sections are: What It Means...to Doctors; What It Means...to Dr. Edgar James; What It Means...to the Public. A questionnaire was sent to 500 general practitioners, surgeons, pediatricians, orthopedists, gynecologists, obstetricians, and many other specialists throughout the country. Only four were asked: 1. What qualities of mind and character do you consider most important for the practice of medicine as a profession? 2. How old were you (approximately) when you determined to be a doctor? 3. What decided you? 4. If you had a son, would you wish him to select medicine as career? Honesty was said to be the most important of all the qualifications by 173 doctors who, having thus proclaimed this as a standard, proceeded to be quite frank. Sixty-two doctors (22%) specified that to be a doctor one must have "intellectual curiosity," that is, a searching, inquisitive nature, a longing for the acquisition of knowledge, an eagerness for discovery, and an everlasting curiosity concerning that most complex product of nature, the human being. In the words of the Dean of a medical school, "the kind of medical student wanted is the type who, when he finds an unanswered question, cannot rest until he has solved it."
New York: Audley Street Books, 2015. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 196 pages. Glossary of Terms. Bookplate inside the front cover. Gift inscription from a teacher on fep. Abie Rotenberg is a prolific Orthodox Jewish musician, composer and entertainer from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He has been producing music since the mid-1970s with a style which has been described as "soft and sweet" with a strong folk influence. In September 2015, Rotenberg published his first novel, The Season of Pepsi Meyers, a book about an 18-year old Jewish boy playing for the New York Yankees, set in the future. In November 2016, Rotenberg released Eliyahu Hanavi, under his full name Avraham Yom Tov Rotenberg, an in-depth analysis of the life of Elijah the Prophet. For the first time, an observant Jew has the chance to be a member of a professional baseball team, and not just any baseball team. Pepsi Meyers, an 18 year old phenom with unprecedented talent, is drafted number one in the nation, by the New York Yankees. But a life of Torah is the furthest thing from Pepsi's mind at the start of the season. Hailing from Binghamton, N.Y., he and his parents arrive in New York woefully unfamiliar with the traditions and tenets of Judaism. Providentially, they rent a house in Riverdale next door to a family with young children, whose father just happens to be the Rabbi of the local Torah Center. Pepsi's parents become enthralled with Torah and are drawn towards it. Pepsi's journey proves to be more complicated. This is an exciting baseball story. But along with Pepsi, the reader will discover the underlying principles of the Jewish faith, and the sweet beauty of a Torah way of life.
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1954. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. x, 201,  pages. A Note on Sources. Index. DJ has some wear and soiling and is in a plastic sleeve. Signed by Catton on the fep. Some minor page discoloration. This is the first book to be published in The Library of American Biography series edited by Oscar Handlin. Charles Bruce Catton (October 9, 1899 – August 28, 1978) was an American historian and journalist, known best for his books concerning the American Civil War. Known as a narrative historian, Catton featured interesting characters and historical vignettes, in addition to the basic facts, dates, and analyses. His books were researched well and included footnotes. He won a Pulitzer Prize during 1954 for A Stillness at Appomattox, his study of the final campaign of the war in Virginia. After serving briefly with the United States Navy during World War I, Catton became a reporter and editor for the newspapers The Cleveland News, the Boston American, and the Cleveland The Plain Dealer. From 1926 to 1941, he worked for the Newspaper Enterprise Association, a Scripps-Howard syndicate, for which he served as a Washington, D.C. correspondent. At the start of World War II, Catton was too old for military service. During 1941, he accepted a position as Director of Information for the War Production Board, and later he had similar jobs in the Department of Commerce and the Department of the Interior. His experiences as a federal employee prepared him to write his first book, The War Lords Of Washington, during 1948. In 1954, Catton accepted the position as founding editor of the new magazine American Heritage.
New York: Harmony Books [an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group], 2006. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. x, , 339,  pages. Signed by the author on the title page. Frontis Illustration. Chandler Family Tree. Rives Family Tree. Footnotes. Illustrations. Introduction. Epilogue. Notes. Bibliography. Sources. Index. Chapters are: The Education of an Aster, or A Name That Rings Like Bullion; The Marriage Mart; Behind the Boxwood, or The Wind Down My Chimney. Armida's Garden, The Bride Stripped Bare, In the Valley of the Shadow of Soul Death, Master of the Universe, The X-Faculty, Four Years Behind the Bars of Bloomingdale, and Who's Looney Now? Name of previous owner written in ink on fep. Donna Lucey works include the New York Times bestseller Archie and Amélie: Love and Madness in the Gilded Age (2006); I Dwell in Possibility: Women Build a Nation, 1600 to 1920 (2001 and also Photographing Montana 1894-1928: The Life and Work of Evelyn Cameron (1990), a biography and collection of photographs from frontier photographer Evelyn Cameron. Lucey has been an editor at Time-Life Books and Look magazine.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1933. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. ix, , 431,  pages. Footnotes. Some, discoloration inside boards and flyleaves. Boards somewhat scratched, some wear to board corners and spine edges. Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946) was an English writer. Prolific in many genres, he wrote dozens of novels, short stories, and works of social commentary, history, satire, biography and autobiography. His work also included two books on recreational war games. Wells is now best remembered for his science fiction novels and is often called the "father of science fiction". A futurist, he wrote a number of utopian works and foresaw the advent of aircraft, tanks, space travel, nuclear weapons, satellite television and something resembling the World Wide Web. His science fiction imagined time travel, alien invasion, invisibility, and biological engineering. Brian Aldiss referred to Wells as the "Shakespeare of science fiction". Wells rendered his works convincing by instilling commonplace detail alongside a single extraordinary assumption – dubbed “Wells's law” – leading Joseph Conrad to hail him in 1898 as "O Realist of the Fantastic!". His most notable science fiction works include The Time Machine (1895), which was his first novel, The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), The War of the Worlds (1898) and the military science fiction The War in the Air (1907). Wells was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature four times.
New York: Random House, 1986. First Edition. First Printing. Hardcover. 24 cm. xiv, 354 pages. Illustrations Editor's Note by Paul R. Baier. Appendix: The Opinions of Hugo Lafayette Black. Index. DJ soiled, DJ edges worn and small tears. Foreword by Justice William. J. Brennan. Signed by Mrs. Black on the fep. Hugo Lafayette Black (February 27, 1886 – September 25, 1971) was an American lawyer, politician, and jurist who served as a U.S. Senator from 1927 to 1937 and as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1937 to 1971. A member of the Democratic Party and a devoted New Dealer, Black endorsed Franklin D. Roosevelt in both the 1932 and 1936 presidential elections. Having gained a reputation in the Senate as a reformer, Black was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Roosevelt and confirmed by the Senate by a vote of 63 to 16 (six Democratic Senators and 10 Republican Senators voted against him). The fifth longest-serving justice in Supreme Court history, Black was one of the most influential Supreme Court justices in the 20th century. He is noted for his advocacy of a textualist reading of the United States Constitution and of the position that the liberties guaranteed in the Bill of Rights were imposed on the states ("incorporated") by the Fourteenth Amendment. Black wrote the majority opinion in Korematsu v. United States (1944), which upheld the Japanese-American internment that had taken place. Black opposed the doctrine of substantive due process and believed that there was no basis in the words of the Constitution for a right to privacy, voting against finding one in Griswold v. Connecticut (1965).
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1954. First American Edition [stated]. Presumed first printing. Hardcover. , 245,  pages. DJ has wear, tears, soiling, chips and is price clipped. . Oreste Pinto (9 October 1889 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands – 18 September 1961 in London, England) was a Dutch counterintelligence officer and Lieutenant-Colonel. His activities during the Second World War, in which he worked with MI5 interrogating refugees to England, resulted in the capture of eight spies. During the Second World War, Pinto was an MI5 interrogator. He interviewed over 30,000 immigrants to the UK at the euphemistically named "London Reception Centre" in the Royal Victoria Patriotic Building in Wandsworth. In 1952, Pinto published two books, Spy-catcher and Friend or Foe? These formed the basis of the 1959-1961 BBC television series Spycatcher, and also an earlier BBC Radio series, in both of which he was portrayed by Bernard Archard. A further book, Spycatcher 2, based on the series, was published in 1960. The 1962 Dutch programme De Fuik, in which Pinto was portrayed by Frits Butzelaar, was also derived from them. Dwight Eisenhower once described Pinto as "the greatest living authority on security". The Daily Telegraph referred to him as a "human bloodhound". Pinto's career in intelligence began in 1913, when he was recruited by the Deuxième Bureau. He characterized himself as basically a generalist, with a knack for learning languages, skill in boxing and shooting ("I managed to reach amateur international standard,"), and being an excellent bridge player and a "local" zoologist.
Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2007. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. x, , 323,  pages. Illustrations. Contents include: Acknowledgments; One: An Anthropological Excursion into the Muslim World; Two: The Struggle within Islam; Three: Tribes, Women, and Honor in the Age of Globalization; Four: Who is Defining Islam after 9/11 and Why?; Five: The Clash of Civilizations?, Six: Lifting the Veil; Epilogue: The Hope of the World; Appendix: Analysis of the Questionnaires; Notes, and Index. Inscribed by author to Oprah Winfrey with transmittal letter referencing his previous appearance on her program and presenting this copy of his book to her. Akbar Salahuddin Ahmed, is a Pakistani-American academic, author, poet, playwright, filmmaker and former diplomat. He held the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies and is Professor of International Relations at the American University in Washington, D.C. Immediately prior, he taught at Princeton University as served as a Visiting Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He also taught at Harvard University. Ahmed was the First Chair of Middle East and Islamic Studies at the US Naval Academy, Annapolis, and a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. In 2004 Ahmed was named District of Columbia Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. A former Pakistani High Commissioner to the UK and Ireland, Ahmed served as Political Agent in South Waziristan Agency and Commissioner in Baluchistan. He received his Ph.D. from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.
New York: The Jewish Black Book Committee, 1946. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. , 560 pages. Bookplate. Illustrations. Map. Fold-out chart. Appendix. Reference Notes. Index. Pages have darkened. DJ is worn, torn, soiled, and chips. The contents consists of: Indictment, Conspiracy, The Law, Strategy of Decimation, Annihilation, Resistance, and Justice. The Black Book: The Nazi Crime Against the Jewish People is an indictment of the Holocaust and documentation of evidence leading up to it commissioned by the World Jewish Congress. It was submitted for evidence at the Nuremberg Trials as evidence against the Nazis for crimes against the Jewish people. The book was prepared in 1946 by the Jewish Black Book Committee, which included the World Jewish Congress; the Jewish Anti Fascist Committee, USSR; Vaad Leumi, Palestine; and the American Committee of Jewish Writers, Artists, and Scientists. The manuscript of this book was submitted to the juridical authorities of the United Nations War Crimes Commission meeting at Nuremberg, Germany, as evidence of the crimes committed by the Nazis against the Jewish people. Initial reviews for The Black Book included Frederic Ewen's who called it "the most thoroughly documented and dramatic indictment of the Nazi atrocities available today" and "a story which must be read for its horrible truth". Indictment: This outlines the accusations against the Nazis. Radin gives three ways in which the Nazis killed Jews: pogrom, gas chamber, and starvation. He also accuses the Nazis of deliberately indoctrinating children to think like Nazis, and robbing Jews of their property and driving them from their homes.