New York, N.Y. Ballantine Books, 1957. Second Printing [stated]. Mass market paperback. viii, 182,  pages. Maps. Some page browning. Foreword, and chapters on Wacht am Rhein: The German Plan; Eisenhower's Great Decision; All Quiet; The Penetration; The Crisis (December 18-26); The Dying Gasp (December 26-January 16); and An Inventory. Also includes 8 black and white maps. Based on German and Allied Sources, the true story of an amazing battle. The Battle of the Bulge was Germany's last, desperate bid for victory in the West. From the time when Hitler first conceived the plan for the Ardennes offensive to the day when the last, isolated Panzer units were destroyed, here is the detailed amazing story of a great battle: Why American commanders were taken by surprise; How Companies and Platoons stood off Panzer brigades; What really happened as Bastogne--and what the press reported; and Why the Allies, though badly mauled, were able to snatch victory from defeat. Robert Edward Merriam (October 2, 1918 – 1988) from 1942 to 1946, was a captain in the United States Army. From 1946 to 1947, Merriam authored Dark December: the Full Account of the Battle of the Bulge. From 1947 to 1955, Merriam was an alderman in Chicago and chairman of the Commission on Housing and Emergency Commission on Crime. During this period he co-authored The American Government: Democracy in Action. From 1955 to 1958, Merriam served as an assistant director at the US Bureau of Budget. He authored Going Into Politics in 1957. Merriam ended his government career after serving as deputy assistant to the president under Dwight D. Eisenhower from 1958 to 1961.
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Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xii, 420. Index. Ink notation on corner clipped fep. Minor DJ wear. Some erasable pencil comments and marks noted, primarily at the Table of Contents and on the rep. Signed by the author on the title page. Sidney Stone Blumenthal (born November 6, 1948) is an American journalist and political operative. He is a former aide to President Bill Clinton; a longtime confidant of Hillary Clinton, formerly employed by the Clinton Foundation; and a journalist, particularly known for his writings about American politics and foreign policy. Blumenthal is also the author of a multivolume biography of Abraham Lincoln. Blumenthal has written for numerous publications, including The Washington Post, Vanity Fair, and The New Yorker, for whom he served for a time as the magazine's Washington correspondent, and, was, briefly, the Washington, D.C., bureau chief for Salon, for which he has written over 1,800 pieces online. He is a regular contributor to the openDemocracy website and was a regular columnist for The Guardian. After 2000, he published several essays critical of the administration of George W. Bush. Over time, Blumenthal became increasingly controversial for his partisan brand of journalism, viewed as an archetype of a new type of journalist who have eroded the divide between the fading boundaries between independent journalism and partisan journalism. Even as a writer at The Washington Post, he placed a porous membrane between his political views and his writing. It is the sort of partisan engagement that makes mainstream journalists, even those of liberal politics, deeply uncomfortable.
New York: Hyperion Books, 2000. First Edition [stated]. First Printing [stated]. Hardcover. xiv, 754 pages. Notes. Index. Slight wear and soiling to DJ. Laurie Garrett (born 1951 in Los Angeles, California) is a Pulitzer prize-winning science journalist and writer of two bestselling books. She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism in 1996 for a series of works published in Newsday, chronicling the Ebola virus outbreak in Zaire. Garrett graduated with honors from Merrill College at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she received a B.A. in biology in 1975. She attended graduate school in the Department of Bacteriology and Immunology at University of California, Berkeley and did research at Stanford University. During her Ph.D. studies, Garrett started reporting on science news for radio station KPFA. At KPFA Garrett worked in management, in news, and in radio documentary production. A documentary series she co-produced with Adi Gevins won the 1977 Peabody Award in Broadcasting, and other KPFA production efforts by Garrett won the Edwin Howard Armstrong award. Garrett won a George Polk Award for Foreign Reporting in 1997 for "Crumbled Empire, Shattered Health" in Newsday, "a series of 25 articles on the public health crisis in the former Soviet Union". She won another Polk award in 2000 for her book Betrayal of Trust, "a meticulously researched account of health catastrophes occurring in different places simultaneously and amounting to a disaster of global proportions". Garrett takes us to India, where she meticulously examines the course of the country's pneumonic plague; to Zaire, where the Ebola virus is still largely unchecked; and to Russia, where bad policy and a collapsing society have made for staggering setbacks in all areas of health. Garrett also exposes the ungoverned world of biological terrorism.
New York: Berkley Books, 1983. Presumed 1st Paperback Edition. Presumed first printing. Mass market paperback. 380 pages, Wraps. Illustrations. Some cover wear and soiling. Some page soiling and discoloration. VERY SCARCE. Jasper Maskelyne and a hand-picked group of men known as The Magic Gang created an incredible array of illusions and special effects on the battlefields of North Africa during World War II. David Fisher is the author of more than twenty New York Times bestsellers. His work has also appeared in most major magazines and many newspapers. He is the author of more than 80 books, among them 24 New York Times bestsellers, and has been a frequent contributor to major magazines and newspapers. He is the only writer ever to have a work of non-fiction, a novel and a reference book offered simultaneously by the Book-of-the Month Club. The War Magician, based on the true story of magician Jasper Maskelyne, who used the techniques of stage magic against Rommel in the desert and whose classic deceptions were key to victory at El Alamein, was initially optioned by Paramount for Tom Cruise but currently is under option to Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch, has been published in 12 countries. In 2021, it was announced that Colin Trevorrow would direct War Magician, with Benedict Cumberbatch as the star. Jasper Maskelyne (29 September 1902 – 15 March 1973) was a British stage magician in the 1930s and 1940s. He was one of an established family of stage magicians. He is most remembered for his accounts of his work for the British military during the WWII, in which he created large-scale ruses, deception, and camouflage in an effort to defeat the Nazis.
Saratoga, NY: Robson & Adee, 1930. Third Printing [stated]. Wraps. , 57,  pages. Wraps. Illustrations. Fold-out map at rear of pamphlet. Some cover wear and soiling. This pamphlet was Dedicated to my patriot ancestors and to my sister, Mrs. Harriet B. Warner, who by her diligent study has discovered their Revolutionary records of patriotic services. General John Burgoyne (24 February 1722 – 4 August 1792) was a British army officer, dramatist and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1761 to 1792. He first saw action during the Seven Years' War when he participated in several battles, most notably during the Portugal Campaign of 1762. Burgoyne is best known for his role in the American Revolutionary War. He designed an invasion scheme and was appointed to command a force moving south from Canada to split away New England and end the rebellion. Burgoyne advanced from Canada but his slow movement allowed the Americans to concentrate their forces. Instead of coming to his aid according to the overall plan, the British Army in New York City moved south to capture Philadelphia. Burgoyne fought two small battles near Saratoga but was surrounded by American forces and, with no relief in sight, surrendered his entire army of 6,200 men on 17 October 1777. His surrender, says historian Edmund Morgan, "was a great turning point of the war, because it won for Americans the foreign assistance which was the last element needed for victory." He and his officers returned to England; the enlisted men became prisoners of war. Burgoyne came under sharp criticism when he returned to London, and never held another active command.
New York, N.Y. Zebra Books, Kensington Publishing Corp. 1986. First Zebra Books Printing. Mass market paperback. 338,  pages. Cover has some wear and soiling. Includes Acknowledgments, Epilogue, Maps, Appendices, Notes, Bibliography, and Index. Also contains 14 black and white illustrations, as well as 6 black and white maps. Across the north of Italy--from the Mediterranean to the Adriatic--stretched a nearly impregnable chain of Nazi defenses held by two great German armies, the Tenth and the Fourteenth. Under the command of Field-Marshal Kesselring, they blocked the Allied advance from the towering heights of Gemmano, Livergnano, and San Pietro. Charging into deadly crossfires, bleeding for every inch of ground, the Alllies would not call off their assault. They would either die in the hills of northern Italy, or smash through the Nazi defense known as The Gothic Line. In 1962, Douglas Orgill published his first spy novel, Un tigre dans le lac (The Death Bringers), which was followed in 1964 by Les Tigres sont suis (Ride a Tiger). These two novels feature Secret Intelligence Service agent William Mallett and are published in France in the L'Aventure criminelle collection. He then wrote several detective and spy novels, such as Jasius Pursuit who was a finalist for the Gold Dagger Award in 1973. He is also the author of several books devoted to the First and Second World Wars. He wrote on the Hundred Days Offensive, the Russian T-34 tank, the Gothic Line and the German bomber unit Kampfgeschwader 200.
New York, N.Y. Pinnacle Books, 1975. First Printing [Stated]. Mass market paperback. 264,  pages. Includes Acknowledgments, Foreword, Prelude to a Battle, The Battle of the Bridge, The Cauldron, The Escape, and Bibliography. The Towering Story of the Greatest Airborne Operation of World War II. This is the story of a battle for a bridge. It was a daring and highly modern battle. Nearly ten thousand British soldiers were to be dropped or landed sixty miles behind the German lines to capture the key bridge, which would be held until the relieving forces linked up with them in one, or at the most, two days. In fact, only six hundred of them reached that bridge--and they held it for nearly six days against everything the German enemy could throw in against them; but the relieving forces never came. There were few survivors of that epic battle. Charles Henry Whiting (18 December 1926 – 24 July 2007), was a British writer and military historian and with some 350 books of fiction and nonfiction to his credit, under his own name and a variety of pseudonyms including Duncan Harding, Ian Harding, John Kerrigan, Leo Kessler, Klaus Konrad, K.N. Kostov, and Duncan Stirling. In 1967, he began writing nonfiction books for the New York publisher Ian Ballantine. Whiting continued this work even when producing novels. From 1976, he was a full-time author and would average some six novels a year for the rest of his life. He was also a prolific and popular military historian, who developed a niche market for writing about the Second World War from the point of view of the experiences of regular soldiers rather than the military strategists and generals.
New York, N.Y. Ballantine Books, 1969. First Printing [Stated]. Mass market paperback. xxiii, , 580,  pages . Illustrations. Some cover wear. Foreword, Preface, and Translators Note. Chapters on Blitzkrieg on Poland, North Sea Triangle, Assault on the West, The Battle of Britain, Mediterranean Theatre 1941, Night Defence of the Reich, Operation Barbarossa, Mediterranean Theatre 1942, War over the Ocean, Disaster in Russia, and The Battle of Germany. Also includes Appendices on Luftwaffe Order of Battle against Poland on September 1, 1939; Luftwaffe Losses in the Polish Campaign; Strength and Losses of the Polish Air Force in September 1939; Luftwaffe Order of Battle for the Scandinavian Invasion; Luftwaffe Order of Battle against Britain on "Adlertag", August 13, 1940; Operational Orders of 1 Air Corps for the first attack on London, September 7, 1940; Losses of the British Mediterranean Fleet to attack by VIII Air Corps off Crete, May 21 to June 1, 1941; Composition and Losses of German Forces in the Airborne Invasion of Crete, May 20 to June 2, 1941, Progressive Composition of the German Night-Fighter Arm; Luftwaffe Order of Battle at Outset of Russian Campaign, June 22, 1941; Statement Issued on March 17, 1954 by Field-Martial Kesselring on the Subject of Luftwaffe Policy and the Question of a German Four-engined Bomber; Production According to Year and Purpose; German Aircraft Losses on the Russian Front, June 22, 1941 to April 8, 1942, The Stalingrad Air-Lift; German Aircrew Losses, 1939-1944; Specimen Night Combat Report; Victories of German Fighter Pilots in World War II; and Losses of the Civil Population in Air Raids, 1939-1945, Bibliography & Index.
New York, N.Y. Bantam Books, 1970. Presumed first Bantam Edition, first printing. Mass market paperback. , 302 pages. Maps, Cover has some wear and soiling. Includes Foreword, Acknowledgments, Chapter Notes, Bibliography, and an Index. Chapter 1 covers May 30-31, 1944; Chapter 2 covers December 1941-July 1943; Chapter 3 covers July 10-August 17, 1943; Chapter 4 covers September 1943; Chapter 5 covers October 1-December 20, 1943; Chapter 6 covers December 25, 1943-January 25, 1944; Chapter 7 covers February - May 1944; Chapter 8 covers May 1944; Chapter 9 covers June 5 and Beyond. Robert H. Adleman (May 7, 1919 – November 16, 1995) was an American novelist and historian. Adleman was a photographer and tail gunner in the Army Air Corps during World War II, he became a businessman and a historian, and began a collaboration with U.S. Army Colonel George Walton to write books about World War II, the most successful of which was 1966's The Devil's Brigade. A story about the 1st Special Service Force nicknamed the "Devil's Brigade". Colonel George Walton was a lawyer and retired from the U.S. Air Force Reserve. He served with the Devil's Brigade in Italy.
New York, N.Y. MacFadden-Bartell Corporation, 1964. Presumed First Paperback Printing. Mass market paperback. 287,  pages. Cover has some wear and soiling. Some page staining/discoloration. Includes Foreword and a Note on Sources. Book One is titled The Alarm; Book Two is titled The Attack; and Book Three is titled In Extremis. Includes a two page map of the Russian advance on Berlin. This book contains the complete text of the Hardcover Edition. Berlin in April, 1945 was a nightmare. Along with the Russian Army, death and despair stalked the city. The bombings and the bloody cruelties were endless. But Hitler refused to accept obvious defeat. He held gay parties to celebrate nonexistent victories. He raved that "Total victory is only days away. Berlin will never fall." But Berlin was falling--street by street, horror by horror. While the mad Fuhrer babbled, the people suffered crippling bombings, starvation, murder, and mass rape by the Red Army. Almost the entire city was razed by Russian shelling. Food was non-existent. Young girls of twelve and thirteen were considered fair game for mass attack. Reconstructed with stark reality, this is the full, true account of the last desperate days of the Nazi empire. Andrew F. Tully Jr. (October 24, 1914 - September 27, 1993) was an American war reporter, writer and columnist. He wrote some 18 fiction and non-fiction books, translated in multiple languages. As a reporter for the Boston Traveler, he was one of the few American journalists to enter Berlin with the Russians in 1945. He wrote the column Capital Fare from 1961 until 1987. He was the first to have his books simultaneously on the fiction and nonfiction best-seller lists of the New York Times.
New York, N.Y. Modern Literary Editions Publishing Company, 1963. Presumed First Paperback Edition, First Printing. Mass market paperback. 320 pages. This is one of the Great Battle in History series. Cover was partially loosened and has been restrengthened with glue. Chapters include A Forest Out of Old Folk Tale; Stirrings in the German Camp; German Versus American; Prologue in the Siegfried Line; Prologue Continued; The Gloom and the Misery: The 9th Division; Schmidt and the Roer River Dams; Much to Learn in the Huertgen Forest; What to Do about the Huertgen Forest?; The 28th Division at Schmidt; Debacle at Vossenack and Kommerscheidt; To Break the Impasse; Breakthrough or Slugging Match?; The Gloom and the Misery: The 4th Division; The Village of Huertgen; The "Big Red One" in the Forest; "Only a Handful of Old Men Left"; An End to the Gloom, the Misery; The Tragedy of the Huertgen Forest. Also includes A Note on Sources and an Index, as well as maps of The Aachen Region and The Huertgen Forest. From September, 1944, to the middle of November (when the Battle of the Bulge stated a few miles south of the forest), almost one-quarter of the Americans in the VII Corps of the First Army were either killed, wounded, or evacuated with pneumonia or trench foot--a tragedy that could have been averted by the officers in command. Ernest Hemingway (who was there) called the battle "Passchendaele with tree burst." Charles B. MacDonald's account is a testament to the endurance and courage of the men who fought and died there. Charles B. MacDonald (November 23, 1922 – December 4, 1990) was a Deputy Chief Historian for the United States Army. He wrote several of the Army's official histories of WWII.
New York: Ballantine Books, 1979. First Ballantine Books Edition. Presumed first printing. Mass market paperback. xxi, , 311,  pages. Cover worn and soiled. Some page wear and rippling. Includes Acknowledgments, Introduction by A. J. P. Taylor, Selected Bibilography, and Index. Part One covers Strategy; Part Two covers Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding, Commander in Chief Fighter Command; Part Three covers Weapons: The Metal Monoplane and Radar; Part Four covers Tactics; and Part Five covers The Results. The author was the Bestselling Author of The Ipcress File and Funeral in Berlin; Illustrated with over 100 striking photographs, maps, and drawings. Leonard Cyril Deighton (born 18 February 1929) is a British author. His publications have included history and military history, but he is best known for his spy novels. Deighton became a book and magazine illustrator—including designing the cover for first UK edition of Jack Kerouac's 1957 work On the Road. During an extended holiday in France he wrote his first novel, The IPCRESS File, which was published in 1962, and was a critical and commercial success, and he wrote several spy novels featuring the same central character, a working class intelligence officer, cynical and tough. Several of Deighton's works have been adapted for film and other media. Films include The Ipcress File (1965), Funeral in Berlin (1966), Billion Dollar Brain (1967) and Spy Story (1976). In 1988 Granada Television produced the miniseries Game, Set and Match based on his trilogy of the same name, and in 1995 BBC Radio 4 broadcast a "real time" dramatization of his novel Bomber.
New York, N.Y. Pocket Books, 1990. First Pocket Books Printing. Mass market paperback. xv, , 300,  pages. Footnotes. Source Notes. Index. Front cover has become separated and reattached with clear tape. Bookseller's stamp and ink mark at bottom of first page. Includes Acknowledgments, Introduction, Epilogue, Source Notes, and Index. Also includes Epilogue, Source Notes, and Index. Topics covered include Into the Green Hell; The Death Factory; Dark December; and The Race for the Dams. Charles Henry Whiting (18 December 1926 – 24 July 2007), was a British writer and military historian and with some 350 books of fiction and nonfiction to his credit, under his own name and a variety of pseudonyms including Duncan Harding, Ian Harding, John Kerrigan, Leo Kessler, Klaus Konrad, K.N. Kostov, and Duncan Stirling. In 1967, he began writing nonfiction books for the New York publisher Ian Ballantine. Whiting continued this work even when producing novels. Between 1970 and 1976, in a prolific burst, he wrote a total of 34 books which he described as "Bang-bang, thrills-and-spills". From 1976, he was a full-time author and would average some six novels a year for the rest of his life. He was a prolific and popular military historian, who developed a niche market for writing about the Second World War from the point of view of the experiences of regular soldiers rather than the military strategists and generals. This book was dedicated to the dead young men and the old ones still alive who fought in the "Death Factory"--the men of the "Bloody Bucket," the Big Red One,"; the "Golden Arrow," and all the rest of those ill-fated divisions: to the P.B.I.--the poor bloody infantry.
New York, N.Y. St. Martin's Press, 1990. Saint Martin's Paperback Edition [stated]. First printing [stated]. Mass Market Paperback. viii, 358,  pages. Cover has some wear and soiling. Includes Introduction, Appendix, Notes and Sources, Bibliography, and Index. Part One covers The Early Years; Part Two covers A Floodtide of Espionage; and Part Three covers Demolition of a Spy Apparatus. Includes eight pages of black and white photographs. This is the true story of Hitler's desperate battle to arm the Third Reich with U.S. Military secrets and technology--and of the trial-by-fire of Hoover's fledgling FBI, told by one of today's foremost popular historians. William B. Breuer (September 17, 1922 – August 18, 2010) was a soldier, journalist and American military historian, who specialized in the World War II epoch. He was the author of more than twenty-six books, ten of which have been main selections of the Military Book Club.
New York, N.Y. Dell Publishing Company, 1979. First Dell Printing [Stated]. Mass market paperback. 270,  pages. Cover has some wear and soiling. Includes chapters on Convictions; M16; Berlin 1934; Nazi Leaders; Blitzkrieg; Progress; Distractions; Politics; Detente; East Prussia; The Vital Question; Exposure; Flying High; and War. Also includes Author's Note, and Index. The Riveting, True Account of a Master Spy Inside Hitler's Reich. In 1934 the Nazi machine grinds into gear. War looms ever closer on the horizon. British Intelligence Agent Frederick Winterbotham arrives in Germany to play his dangerous game. He dines with generals, drinks with Luftwaffe pilots, befriends top brass like Goering, Hess, and Himmler. He has met the Fuhrer himself and is privy to Hitler's most secret plans. Frederick William Winterbotham CBE (16 April 1897 – 28 January 1990) was a British Royal Air Force officer who during WWII was involved in military intelligence. In 1932,Winterbotham, with the full knowledge of MI-6, escorted Rosenberg around Britain, made some appropriate introductions, and played up to him. Neither Ropp nor Rosenberg knew that Winterbotham had any intelligence connections—he was just a civilian official of the Air Staff. Winterbotham continued in this role for the next seven years. He became a regular visitor to Germany, and an apparent Nazi sympathizer. As such, he was welcomed into the highest circles in Germany, meeting Hitler and Göring, and with Göring's Luftwaffe subordinates such as Erhard Milch and Albert von Kesselring. He gathered a tremendous amount of information on the Luftwaffe and on German political and military intentions.
Washington DC: The Infantry Journal, 1944. First Fighting Forces Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Mass market paperback. , 406 pages. Illustrations. Cover has some ward, soiling and sticker residue. Some page browning. Topics covered include Classification and History; Small Arms of World War II; Automatic or Machine Rifles and Light Machine Guns; Submachine Guns, Carbines, Pistols; Antivehicle Weapons; Aircraft and Other Automatic Cannon; Ammunition; Malfunctions, Stoppages, Care and Cleaning; Accuracy, Sighting, Hitting, Fire Power; and Concepts of Small Arms. Also contains Appendix: Modern Military Carriage Development. This book also includes a Publisher's Foreword, Author's Foreword, and Acknowledgments. The original hardcover edition of this book was published by William Morrow & Company of New York. This is an introductory textbook for the user and student of modern small arms. It describes and discusses the basic American and foreign weapons of World War II, from the pistol and rifle to the aircraft machine gun, with data on development, description, operation, loading, firing, and field disassembly of each weapon. There is further material on ammunition, stoppages, accuracy, and employment. This is primarily a soldier's book.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2011. Third printing [stated]. Hardcover. xvi, 540,  pages. Chronology. Footnotes. 32 pages of Illustrations. To the Reader, Dramatis Personae, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, The End, Envoi, Sources and Literature. List of Illustrations. Index. Ink notation on fep. DJ is price clipped. DJ has minor wear and soiling. Peter Mikael Englund (born 4 April 1957) is a Swedish author and historian. Englund writes non-fiction books and essays, mainly about history. Especially about the Swedish Empire, but also about other historical events. He writes in a very accessible style, providing narrative details usually omitted in typical books about history. His books have gained popularity and are translated into several languages, such as German and Czech. He was the permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy from 1 June 2009 to 31 May 2015, when he was succeeded by Sara Danius. Englund has received the August Prize (1993) and the Selma Lagerlöf Prize for Literature (2002). He was elected a member of the Swedish Academy in 2002. On 1 June 2009, he succeeded Horace Engdahl as the permanent secretary of the Academy. On 6 April 2018, Englund announced that he would no longer participate in the Academy's work. On the same day, Klas Östergren and Kjell Espmark also declared that they would become inactive members of the Academy. In January 2019 Englund announced that he, and fellow academy member Espmark, would return as active members of the Swedish academy, where they had been inactive since April 2018.
New York: Basic Books, 2016. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 429,  pages. Frontis illustration. Illustrations. Maps. Notes. Index. Douglas R. Egerton is Professor of History at LeMoyne College. His books include Thunder At the Gates: The Black Civil War Regiments That Redeemed America, The Wars of Reconstruction: The Brief, Violent History of America's Most Progressive Era (2014), Year of Meteors: Stephen Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, and the Election That Brought on the Civil War (2010) and Death or Liberty: African Americans and Revolutionary America (2009). An intimate, authoritative history of the first black soldiers to fight in the Union Army during the Civil War. Soon after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, abolitionists began to call for the creation of black regiments. At first, the South and most of the North responded with outrage-southerners promised to execute any black soldiers captured in battle. Meanwhile, Massachusetts, long the center of abolitionist fervor, launched one of the greatest experiments in American history. In Thunder at the Gates, Douglas Egerton chronicles the formation and battlefield triumphs of the 54th and 55th Massachusetts Infantry and the 5th Massachusetts Cavalry-regiments led by whites but composed of black men born free or into slavery. He argues that the most important battles of all were won on the field of public opinion, for in fighting with distinction the regiments realized the idea of full and equal citizenship for blacks. A stirring evocation of this transformative episode, Thunder at the Gates offers a riveting new perspective on the Civil War and its legacy.
New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2010. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. viii, , 338 pages. Notes. Bibliography. Credits. Index. Inscribed and dated by the author on the title page. 11 March 2010 To Alvin, A most magical dance teacher! Will all best wishes, Nancy Sherman. Nancy Sherman (born 1951) is a Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University. She was also the inaugural Distinguished Chair in Ethics at the United States Naval Academy. Sherman is the author of several books, and her views on military ethics have been influential. Sherman writes about courage and the use of emotions from a soldier's point of view. She asserts that soldiers returning home often receive insufficient care, leaving them ill-prepared for civilian life. She considers post-traumatic stress disorder, comparing the dysfunctional anger shown by some soldiers after they come home from war to the anger that may be functional on the battlefield. The relationship of anger to courage may be deemed controversial, Sherman sees this as a relationship in displaying courage since soldiers must suppress their anger, fear, and other battlefield emotions, inducing a disorder that releases these emotions after a battle, in nonviolent situations. The process by which courage is summoned and displayed on the battlefield can lead directly to PTSD when they return home -- a process that can be addressed effectively by proper care upon their return. Sherman's books include Afterwar: Healing the Moral Wounds of Our Soldiers; The Untold War: Inside the Hearts, Minds, and Souls of our Soldiers; and Stoic Warriors: The Ancient Philosophy Behind the Military Mind.
New York: William Abbatt, 1901. New Edition, Limited Edition of 500 copies. This is number 153. Hardcover. , X, 401,  pages. Frontis illustration. Footnotes. Illustration. Index. Errata and Addendum. Name of previous owner an date on title page. Cover worn. Some newspaper discoloration at page X/1. Top edge gilt. Hinges have some spring/weakness. The substance of the notes which are added to the text is derived from the Revolutionary records published by the various States, the chief histories of the Revolution, Mr. F. B. Heitman's List of Continental Officers, Balch's Our French Allies, and some few other authorities. William Abbatt (1851-1935) was an author, magazine publisher, and editor based in New York during the first half of the 20th century. His work concentrated on the American Revolution, and included several publications on John André and Benedict Arnold. First published in 1798, this Revolutionary War memoir is one of the few ever written by a senior Continental Army commander. It provides a unique glimpse into the administrative operations and inner workings of the army during the American Revolution. Major General William Heath offers rare insights on the war's major military personalities on both the American and British sides. Of particular interest are his wartime interactions with British generals John Burgoyne and William Phillips, as well as Continental Army generals such as George Washington and Charles Lee. Heath's memoir also gives readers a detailed look at the constant struggles faced by the army, including food, supply, personnel and funding shortages, and presents an almost daily chronicle of the tribulations and successes experienced by patriot forces during the war.
Louisville, KY: Don Smith, 2000. Presumed First Edition, First printing this issue. Wraps. , 1-37, , 38-57, plus covers. Illustrations. Cover has some wear and soiling. Three sheet/5 page price list laid in. Contents discuss the National Geographic Magazine, Six different cover designs, values and popular prices, maps, recordings, pictorial supplements, special issues, reprints, advertisements, Indices, some exceedingly scarce items, etc. This may be produced by the same Don Smith who was a Senior Staff Writer at National Geographic, Washington D.C. He was the editorial director and principal writer of “The Geographic Century,” a year-long series of National Geographic-NPR Radio Expeditions specials reprising great moments of exploration and discovery during the 20th century. Chose subjects, supervised research and production team, conducted on-air interviews, and wrote scripts for delivery by host Alex Chadwick. Nominated for Peabody Award. He was also the Executive co-producer, Radio Expeditions and was heard on NPR's Morning Edition. He was the winner of Columbia University's 2001 Alfred I. duPont Award.
San Francisco: North Point Press, 1983. Presumed first printing thus. Trade paperback. , 306,  pages. Ink note on fep. Edges stained with small page impacts. DJ is price clipped. North Point Press books have sewn bindings and are printed on acid-free paper. Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher (July 3, 1908 – June 22, 1992) was an American food writer. She was a founder of the Napa Valley Wine Library. Over her lifetime she wrote 27 books, including a translation of The Physiology of Taste by Brillat-Savarin. Fisher believed that eating well was just one of the "arts of life" and explored this in her writing. W. H. Auden once remarked, "I do not know of anyone in the United States who writes better prose." She contracted to write a series of cookbook reviews for The New Yorker magazine. In 1966, Time-Life hired Mary to write The Cooking of Provincial France. She traveled to Paris to research material for the book. While there, she met Paul and Julia Child, and through them James Beard. Child was hired to be a consultant on the book; Michael Field was the consulting editor. Field rented out the Childs' country home — La Pitchoune — to work on the book. When Fisher later moved into the house immediately after Field, she found the refrigerator empty. She remarked: "How could a person who loves food be in the south of France and not at least have a piece of cheese in the refrigerator?" Fisher was disappointed in the book's final form; it contained restaurant recipes, without regard to regional cuisine, and much of her signature prose had been cut. In 1971, Mary's friend David Bouverie offered to build Mary a house on his ranch. Mary designed it, calling it "Last House",and it was for her.
New York: Ecco [An Imprint of HarperCollingsPublishers], 2017. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. ix, , 310 pages. Frontis illustration. Inscribed on the title page To David, Good luck on the hill! D. Litt. DJ has slight wear and soiling. David Litt (born 1986/1987) is an American political speechwriter and author of the comedic memoir Thanks, Obama: My Hopey Changey White House Years. He is currently the head writer/producer for Funny or Die’s office in Washington, D.C. Born to a Jewish family in New York City where he attended the Dalton School, Litt attended Yale University, where he was a member of the Yale Ex!t Players and editor-in-chief of the Yale Record. He first got involved in political speechwriting through an internship with West Wing Writers. He entered the White House in 2011, at the age of 24, and for four years served as a senior presidential speechwriter first to Presidential Advisor Valerie Jarrett, White House Chief of Staff William M. Daley, and ultimately to President Barack Obama, including as the lead writer on four White House Correspondents' Association dinner presentations. Litt has also written for The Onion and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. His first book, Thanks, Obama, was an instant New York Times Bestseller and was named by Esquire magazine one of the Best Books of 2017. His second, Democracy in One Book or Less, was released in June 2020.
New York: Free Press, 2010. Fourth Printing [stated]. Hardcover. ix, , 269,  pages. Recipes. Glossary. Inscribed on the fep To Ann Shirley Best Wishes Joel Chasnoff. Program from a event with the author laid in. Joel Chasnoff (born December 15, 1973) is an American stand-up comedian and writer with stage and screen credits in eight countries, and author of the comic memoir The 188th Crybaby Brigade, about his year as a tank soldier in the Israeli Army. From 1997 to 1998 he served as a tank gunner in the 188th Armored Brigade in south Lebanon. His unit was responsible for defending Israel’s north, including the Golan Heights and the Syrian border. His service included three months of Advanced Warfare Training, followed by a tour of duty in South Lebanon, where he participated in operations against Hezbollah. Chasnoff continued to pursue comedy after leaving the IDF, first at the Improv Olympic in Chicago and eventually in New York. He now has stage and screen credits in eight countries, including the U.S., Israel, Canada, England, Switzerland, Japan, Korea, and Singapore. He's been the warm-up act for Jon Stewart and Lewis Black of The Daily Show, and went on a USO Comedy Tour of the Far East entertaining American Marines. He has performed at more than 1,000 comedy clubs, colleges, festivals, and Jewish events across North America, Israel, and Europe. His comedy, both stand-up and written, relies on non-degrading observations about the details of American life and his Jewish upbringing. On February 9, 2010 Simon & Schuster published Chasnoff's comedic memoir and by August 2010 it climbed to #3 on a major newspaper's bestseller list.
New York: Rob Weisbach Books, William Morrow and Company, 1999. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 284,  pages. Inscribed on the title page To Jody, Remember books are always great in bed. XO Bob Smith. Bottom of the book has gotten wet. There are stains inside the front and back covers and on the bottom of pages. Rear board has some damage and peeling. Inscription is unmarred and the text is intact. The comedian and author recalls growing up gay in Buffalo, New York, scrutinizing his classmates, teachers, family, and relationships with the observant eye of the stand-up comic. Bob Smith (December 24, 1958 – January 20, 2018) was an American comedian and author. Smith, born in Buffalo, New York, was the first openly gay comedian to appear on The Tonight Show and the first openly gay comedian to have his own HBO half-hour comedy special. Smith, along with fellow comedians Jaffe Cohen and Danny McWilliams, formed the comedy troupe Funny Gay Males in 1988. With Funny Gay Males, Smith is the co-author of Growing Up Gay: From Left Out to Coming Out (1995). Smith is also the author of two books of biographical essays. Openly Bob received a Lambda Literary Award for best humor book. Way to Go, Smith! was nominated for a 2000 Lambda Literary Award in the same category. Smith published his first novel, Selfish and Perverse, in 2007, and Remembrance of Things I Forgot in 2011. He published a new collection of essays, Treehab: Tales from My Natural Wild Life, in 2016. The essays cover a wide range of subjects including his career in stand-up, his love of nature, and his experience with ALS. Bob Smith died on January 20, 2018 from Lou Gehrig’s Disease.