New York: Simon & Schuster, 2016. First Simon & Schuster Hardcover Edition [stated]. First printing [stated]. Hardcover. xii, 510,  pages. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrations (some in color). DJ has crease in rear flap. Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American rock singer, songwriter and guitarist. Nicknamed "The Boss", he has released 21 studio albums during a career spanning six decades, most of which feature his backing band, the E Street Band. Springsteen is an originator of heartland rock, a genre combining mainstream rock music with poetic and socially conscious lyrics that feature narratives primarily concerning working-class American life. He is known for his descriptive lyrics and energetic concerts, with performances that can last for more than four hours. He has earned numerous awards, including 20 Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes, an Academy Award, and a Special Tony Award. He was inducted into both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999, received the Kennedy Center Honors in 2009, named MusiCares person of the year in 2013, awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in 2016, and awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Joe Biden in 2023. He ranked 23rd on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, which described him as being "the embodiment of rock & roll"
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New York: United Nations, 2004. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. xii, 129,  pages. Cover has some wear and soiling. This is United Nations Series No. E.05. 1. 5. Foreword by United States Secretary-General Kofi A. Annan. Transmittal from Panel Chair Anand Panyarachun. Part I Towards a new security consensus; Part 2 Collective security and the challenge of prevention; Part 3 Collective security and the use of force; Part 4 A more effective United Nations for the twenty-first century. Annexes.
New York: Bantam Books, 1995. Advance Reading Copy. Trade paperback. xii, 717,  pages. Author's Note. Advance Reading Copy Bantam Books Hardcover sticker on front cover. Rare surviving "Not for Sale" review copy. This bound copy consists of uncorrected page proofs. Material for quotation should be checked against the regular edition. Sticker on back cover provides a Bantam Books Publicity point of contact. Bobby Wapinski, Tony Pisano, and Ty Blackwell, who had fought side by side in Vietnam, return home to a country torn by painful transitions that refuses to welcome or honor them. John M. Del Vecchio graduated from Lafeyette College in 1969. He was drafted and sent to Vietnam in 1970, where he served as combat correspondent in the 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile). In 1971 he was awarded a Bronze Star for Heroism in Ground Combat. He is author of The 13th Valley, Darkness Falls, Carry Me Home, For the Sake of All Living Things, and other works.
Providence, RI: The Steamship Historical Society of America, 1994. Presumed First Edition, First printing of this issue. Wraps. The format is approximately 8.5 inches by 11 inches. Pages 171-250. Decorative front and back covers. Ink notations on front cover. Maps, Diagrams. Illustrations (some in color). Bibliography. Contents of this issue include Operation Pedestal, Liberty Sailor, The Great Fake, and Blockships at Normandy.
London: Lorenz Books (an imprint of Anness Publishing, Ltd.), 2007. Presumed First printing this edition. Hardcover. The format is approximately 9.25 inches by 12 inches. 256 pages. Decorative covers. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrations (many in color). No dust jacket present. This is a heave and oversize item and if shipped outside of the United States would require additional shipping charges. A comprehensive country by country visual directory of all the major aircraft carriers, with an informative and expert text describing the construction, appearance, function and history. This presents The History of Aircraft Carriers followed by a Directory of Aircraft Carriers. It contains a Glossary, Key to Flags, and an Index. Bernard Ireland (died 2019) was a British naval engineer, editor of Jane's and writer on naval matters. Ireland was educated at the Royal Dockyard School, Portsmouth, and the University of Southampton. Ireland worked for the Defence Research Agency in ship research. Bernard Ireland has spent his career at the British Admiralty in the field of hydrodynamic research and ship design. He wrote or co-authored 47 books, as well as contributing to journals and partworks on subjects related to ships and naval campaigns. He was the author of Jane's Battleships of the 20th Century, Jane's Naval History of World War Two, Warfare in the Age of Sail, War at Sea 1914-45, Navies of the West, The Battle of the Atlantic, Warships of the World: Major Classes, History of Ships and War in the Mediterranean, in addition to may other titles.
New York: Arco Publishing Company, Inc., 1969. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. The format is 8.5 finches by 11 inches. 60,  pages plus covers. Illustrated cover. Illustrations. Cover has minor wear and soiling and some spine sunning. This is an impressive assemblage of non-fatal aircraft crash photographs. The contents cover The Price of Progress, In the Early Days, World War I, Between the Wars, World War II, Escape Into Switzerland, and Since World War II. Albert George Leonard ("Len") Morgan (March 23, 1922 – March 11, 2005) was an American aviator, writer, publisher, entrepreneur, photogrammetrist, and investor. Len Morgan was born in West Terre Haute, Indiana. He graduated from high school in Louisville, Kentucky in Spring, 1941. Len Morgan left for Canada to volunteer for the Royal Canadian Air Force in his late teens. He, along with eleven others from the United States, earned his RCAF Wings on November 21, 1941. After the attack on Pearl Harbor and the U.S.' entry into World War II, he transferred to the United States Army Air Forces in Egypt and flew in Africa and the Middle East. He attended college at the University of Louisville, on the G.I. Bill, during the 1947 and 1948 school years, following the war. He continued flying for the Kentucky Air National Guard until 1949. From 1946 through 1949, while serving in the Kentucky Air National Guard, Morgan worked for Park Aerial Services, Inc., of Louisville, Kentucky. His position with the firm was photogrammetrist. He used photogrammetry to make maps from aerial images. Morgan flew for Braniff for over 33 years, from 1949 until shortly before the airline's 1982 cessation of operations.
Paris: Histoire & Collections, 2013. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. The format is 5.75 inches by 8 inches. 118,  pages. Text is in English. Decorative covers. No dust jacket present. Illustrated endpapers. Several numbers in ink inside fep. Illustrations (most in color). Table of Light Tanks and HACV per year. Tests. Test Results. Youri Obraztsov, known for his exhibitions and photographic works, is the author of several books and writes regularly in the periodical press. He is not a just a photographer, he himself served in the ranks of the Foreign Legion, so it is a subject that is particularly close to his heart. He was adjutant of the 1st Foreign Cavalry Regiment of Orange. A light tank is a tank variant initially designed for rapid movements in and out of combat, to outmaneuver heavier tanks. It is smaller in size with thinner armor and a less powerful main gun, tailored for better tactical mobility and ease of transport and logistics. They are primarily employed in the screening, armored reconnaissance, skirmishing, artillery observation, and supplementing landing operations in a fire support role of expeditionary forces. The fast light tank was a major feature of the pre–World War II army buildup, where it was expected they would be used to exploit breakthroughs in enemy lines created by slower, heavier tanks, with the goal of disrupting communications and supply lines. The light tank has been one of the few tank variants to survive the development of the main battle tank—in which technological advancements have rendered all previous weight variants obsolete—and has seen use in a variety of roles including the support of light airborne or amphibious forces and reconnaissance.
New York: Coward-McCann, Inc., 1952. Third printing [stated]. Hardcover. The format is approximately 9.125 inches by 6.5 inches. 62 pages. Illustrations. Cover has wear and soiling. Spine missing. Front and back boards weak/loose due to loss of spine. Decorative cover. Ink marks inside front cover. Covers Fighters, Bombers, and Transports from some NATO countries, Russia, Argentina and Sweden. Carroll Burleigh Colby (September 7, 1904 – October 31, 1977) was an American writer, primarily of nonfiction books. He wrote more than 100 books that were widely circulated in libraries in the United States. Colby sold his first story in 1929. Learning to fly glider aircraft in 1931, Colby began writing and illustrating articles for various aviation magazines, becoming an editor of Air Trails and Air Progress magazines that were Street & Smith publications. He co-authored the Junior Birdmen Standard Aviation Dictionary for the Junior Birdmen of America. In 1943 he became aviation editor of Popular Science magazine and became a war correspondent with the U.S. Army Air Forces in Newfoundland, Labrador, and Alaska. He left the magazine in 1946. Colby enlisted and served as an officer with the Civil Air Patrol. Colby's first book was early in 1951 as by "Carroll Colby": Gabbit, the Magic Rabbit, a self-illustrated picture book about a magician's rabbit who turns the tables. He began his non-fiction book writing with Our Fighting Jets in 1951. He specialized in outdoor subjects such as hunting, fishing, camping, and firearms. Many of his books were about military and public safety organizations or new technology, designed to be understood by the general public.
New York: PublicAffairs, 1998. Eighth printing [stated]. Hardcover. xvii, , 352,  pages. Illustrations. Maps. Footnotes. Appendices. Notes. Index. Sherry Sontag is an investigative journalist who, before turning to Blind Man's Bluff, was a staff writer for the National Law Journal. While there, she wrote about the Soviet Union, international affairs, and domestic scandals in securities and banking. Prior to that, Sontag wrote for the New York Times. A lifelong resident of New York, she has degrees from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and Barnard College. Christopher Drew is an American investigative reporter for The New York Times. He has written on submarine espionage, on presidential campaigning, and other topics. Drew,and others, were the recipient of a George Polk Award in 2016 for reporting on the SEALS' SEAL Team 6 and on the killing of an Afghan in 2012. Drew reported from Washington D.C. for ten years, twice winning White House Correspondents' Association awards for national reportage. His book Blind Man's Bluff: The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage, co-authored with Sherry Sontag and with Annette Lawrence Drew, won an Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) certificate award in 1998. The Chicago Tribune team used Freedom of Information Act requests and examined formerly secret and dangerous submarine military actions. The book also won the Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt Prize in Naval History prize for the best book on American naval history published in 1998. Annette Drew, the book's researcher, has a Ph.D. in politics from Princeton.
New York: Random House, 1995. Second printing [stated]. Hardcover. , 325,  pages. Alan Furst (born 1941) is an American author of historical spy novels. Furst has been called "an heir to the tradition of Eric Ambler and Graham Greene," whom he cites along with Joseph Roth and Arthur Koestler as important influences. Most of his novels since 1988 have been set just prior to or during the Second World War and he is noted for his successful evocations of Eastern European peoples and places during the period from 1933 to 1944. While attending general studies courses at Columbia University, he became acquainted with Margaret Mead, for whom he later worked. Before becoming a full-time novelist, Furst worked in advertising and wrote magazine articles, most notably for Esquire, and as a columnist for the International Herald Tribune. The year 1988 saw publication of Night Soldiers—inspired by his 1984 trip to Eastern Europe on assignment for Esquire—which invigorated his career and led to a succession of related titles. His output since 1988 includes a dozen works. He is especially noted for his successful evocations of Eastern European peoples and places during the period from 1933 to 1944. While all his historical espionage novels are loosely connected, only The World at Night and Red Gold share a common plot. Writing in The New York Times, the novelist Justin Cartwright says that Furst, "has adopted a European sensibility." Furst lived for many years in Paris, a city that he calls "the heart of civilization" which figures significantly in all his novels.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008. First Edition. Hardcover. xvi, 426,  pages. List of Maps. A Note on Sources. Notes. Index. Some DJ wear. From the author's website: I spent much of my journalistic career covering the collapse of communism. After a stint in Rome as a correspondent for Reuters, I lived in Yugoslavia during the twilight years of Marshal Tito. I moved to Poland for The Washington Post, just in time to witness the extraordinary spectacle of workers rebelling against the "workers' state." I was the first western reporter to visit the Lenin shipyard in Gdansk in August 1980 and was standing in front of Boris Yeltsin when he climbed on a tank in August 1991 to face down Communist hardliners. In between, I reported on the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe, Gorbachev-Reagan summits, the Tiananmen uprising in China, and the 1989 revolution in Romania. Other highlights of my journalistic career included exposing the Soviet atomic spy known as Mlad (Theodore Hall), and covering the Bosnia peace negotiations as the diplomatic reporter for The Post.
Boston: Little, Brown and Company [An Atlantic Monthly Press Book], 1973. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. xiv, 562 pages. Illustrations. Notes. Bibliography. Index. DJ has some wear. Townsend Walter Hoopes II (April 28, 1922 – September 20, 2004) was an American historian and government official, who served as Under Secretary of the Air Force from 1967 to 1969. During World War II, he served as a Marine Lieutenant in the Pacific theater of the war, participating in the U. S. 5th Marine Division capture of Iwo Jima and the initial occupation of Japan. Afterwards, he became assistant to the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee from 1947 to 1948. He continued as staff aide to three Secretaries of Defense: James Forrestal, General George Marshall and Robert A. Lovett from 1948 to 1953. He then went on to work in the private sector for a number of years, spending 7 years as partner of an international consulting firm: Cresap, McCormick and Paget. In 1964, he returned to public service as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International affairs. From 1965 to 1967, he was Principal Deputy for International Security Affairs at the Pentagon. Serving as Under Secretary of the Air Force at the Pentagon from 1967 to 1969, he witnessed firsthand the effect of the 1968 Tet Offensive and Lyndon B. Johnson's subsequent decision to de-escalate the war in Vietnam. After leaving the government, he became fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars for two years. Hoopes also became co-chairman of Americans for SALT, director of the American Committee on U. S. Soviet Relations, and a distinguished international executive at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Osceola, WI: MBI Publishing Company, 1999. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. The format is approximately 10.25 inches by 10.25 inches. 192 pages. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Decorative dust jacket. Illustrations (many in color). Appendices (including Glossary). Index. Paul F. Crickmore is the renowned aviation expert, photographer, and author of numerous books on aircraft such as the Lockheed Blackbirds A-12, SR-71, YF-12A and the M-12, the F-117 Stealth fighter and the McDonnell F-15 Eagle. His chronicling is recognized as the master documenter of the history, legacy and lore of these incredible programs. Paul gained his pilot's license and flew in KC-135 tankers refueling fighter and bomber aircraft. Flying has shown him the full spectrum, supersonic in a RAF Lightning, a four ship with the British Red Arrow team, DAC with F-16s, F-4s low over the Nevada desert, and C-130 transports. Rotor wing experience includes Blackhawks, HH-53s, Wessexs, Gazelles, Wasps, Lynx and Army Chinooks. In October 1981, he was granted a special security clearance to fly in a KC-135Q tanker during the operational refueling of an SR-71 Habu from RAF Mildenhall AB in the UK. This gave him a unique access into a world usually hidden from non-program members. Paul has written many articles and 13 books about military aviation matters Louis Schalk, pilot for the first A-12 flight and Bob Gilliland, pilot of the first SR-71 flight and others writing forwards for his books. Numerous Blackbird designers, builders, flyers and maintainers have contributed to his knowledge base and participated in making his books the acknowledged reference books on these secretive program histories.
New York: Park Lane, 1989. Second printing. Hardcover. The format is approximately 10.25 inches by 13.25 inches. 320 pages. Illustrated endpapers. 275 listed plates/color illustrations. Index. DJ has some wear and soiling. This is a large and heavy item which, if shipped outside of the United States, will require additional shipping costs. Introductions by Gerard Hill, G. G. Smorodinova, and B. L. Ulyanova. Contents include Peter Carl Faberge, The Russian Master Goldmsiths, Eggs, Flowers and Hardstone Carvings, Boxes and Cases, Frames and Clocks, Religious Objects, Table Ornaments and Objets de Vitrine, and Objets de Luxe. The text, written by curators in the United States and the Soviet Union, provides a complete and detailed account of Russian goldsmithing are. In addition to a biographical portrait of Carl Faberge, a study of tis contemporaries and their techniques are included in a survey of the development of the decorative arts as they were influenced by the Czars, by Oriental cultures, and by the advances of the industrial Revolution. Peter Carl Fabergé, also known as Karl Gustavovich Fabergé (30 May [O.S. 18 May] 1846 – 24 September 1920), was a Russian jeweler best known for the famous Fabergé eggs made in the style of genuine Easter eggs, but using precious metals and gemstones rather than more mundane materials. He was one of the sons of the founder of the famous jewelry legacy House of Fabergé.
Washington DC: Business of Entertainment, Inc., 2007. New Updated Edition [stated]. Presumed first printing thus. Hardcover. , 236 pages. Illustrations (some in color). Biographies of the photographers. Dust Jacket has minor edge wear and soiling. This is a heavy, oversized item which, if shipped outside of the United States, will require additional shipping charges. Presented by the Newseum. This is a compilation of the photographs that won the Pulitzer Prize. Cyma Rubin ( May 23, 1926 – 2016), born Cyma Saltzman, was a producer, writer, and director. She was the president of Business of Entertainment, Inc., a corporation she had created in 1991. She was a graduate of North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering and The New York School of Interior Design. Rubin produced her directorial debut in 1999 for the television documentary movie Moment of Impact: Stories of the Pulitzer Prize Photographs. She curated the traveling exhibition of the photographic works, as well as edited, wrote, and produced the catalogue for the exhibition. Eric Newton is an American journalist, writer and consultant. He is a consultant for the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, an organization created by one of the families behind the Knight Ridder newspaper group. From 2015 to 2020, Newton was Innovation Chief at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. He held the rank of professor of practice and worked closely with the school’s leadership to drive new innovative initiatives at Cronkite News, the school’s multiplatform news operation. He has been a Pulitzer Prize juror four times and has written a book on Pulitzer Prize-winning photography.
New York: Arcade Publishing, 2012. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. The format is approximately 9.25 inches by 11.75 inches. 191,  pages. Illustrations (some in color). Feature Films. Index. Lower corner of several pages bumped and creased. DJ has some edge wear and soiling. A large and heavy item which, if shipped outside of the United States, will require additional shipping charges. Robyn Karney (4 January 1940 – 7 December 2017) was a South African-born London-based film writer and critic. Karney was born in Cape Town, but raised in Johannesburg. A stage manager for the theatre companies of Brian Brooke and Leonard Schach, she emigrated to London in 1962. A former critic for the film magazine Empire, Karney edited several books on film including the massive historical works Chronicle of the Cinema (1995) and Cinema Year by Year (2000), both for DK Publishing, and Who's Who in Hollywood (1993). Karney was also the author of biographies of Audrey Hepburn, Charlie Chaplin and Burt Lancaster. With Ronald Bergan (1937–2020), she wrote the Bloomsbury Foreign Film Guide (known as the Holt Foreign Film Guide, then The Faber Companion to Foreign Films in the United States). Her main job, however, was as a literary editor for major publishers. On 6 January 2009, Karney appeared as expert witness on the BBC Radio 4 series Great Lives with host Matthew Parris and fellow guest Tracy-Ann Oberman in an edition devoted to actress Bette Davis. Karney appeared again on Great Lives, on 12 May 2015, in an edition in which Antonia Quirke championed actor Marlon Brando, with Karney providing a dissenting voice.
New York: Dey St. 2016. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. The format is approximately 9.25 inches by 7.75 inches. xxiii, , 231,  pages. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrations (some in color). DJ has slight wear and soiling. Will require addition shipping charges to send outside of the U.S. Contents include Introduction, Audrey Ingenue 1950-1952; Roman Holiday 1953; Sabrina 1954; War and Peace 1956; Audrey a la Maison 1954-1956; Funny Face 1957; Love in the Afternoon 1957; Green Mansions 1959; and The Nun's Story 1959. Australian-born David Wills is an author, independent curator, photographic preservationist, and editor who has accrued one of the world's largest independent archives of original photographs, negatives, and transparencies. He has contributed material to many publications and museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Phoenix Art Museum, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Wills has produced photography exhibitions based on images from his archive. His shows include Murder, Models, Madness: Photographs from the Motion Picture Blow-Up; Edie Sedgwick: Unseen Photographs of a Warhol Superstar; Blonde Bombshell; James Bond; Women with Issues: Photographs from the Motion Picture Valley of the Dolls; and Warhology. Wills's books include Ara Gallant; Audrey, Marilyn Monroe: Metamorphosis; Hollywood in Kodachrome; and Seventies Glamour. He is also the co-author of Veruschka. His books and exhibitions have received major profiles in the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, Vanity Fair, American Photo, Vogue, Interview, and Time.
Phoenix, AZ: Arizona Highways, 2008. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. The format is approximately 11.25 inches by 11.25 inches. 11o,  pages. Lavishly illustrated with color photographs. Map. Index. Inscribed by the author/photographer on the title page. Inscription reads For David & Mary Ellen Enjoy this look at some hallowed ground for my wonderful friends! Jack Dykinga Decorative dust jacket. Illustrated endpapers. Requires extra shipping charges. The stunning vistas of the Grand Canyon come alive through the photography of Pulitzer Prize winner Jack Dykinga. Complementing the photography, award-winning writers Charles Bowden and Wayne Ranney offer unique perspectives on the Canyon s magnificent beauty and the theories surrounding its fascinating formation. Jack William Dykinga (born January 2, 1943) is an American photographer. For 1970 work with the Chicago Sun-Times he won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography citing "dramatic and sensitive photographs at the Lincoln and Dixon State Schools for the Retarded in Illinois." He began his career at the Chicago Tribune, and the Chicago Sun-Times before moving to Arizona, where he joined the Arizona Daily Star and taught at the University of Arizona. Dykinga left photojournalism in 1985. He started to work on a book about the Sonoran Desert. The publication of The Sonoran Desert launched his career as a nature and conservation photographer. Dykinga is a founding Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers. His work appears in Arizona Highways and National Geographic. 2017: Lifetime Achievement Award from the North American Nature Photography Association.
Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2020. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Hardcover. 296 pages. Illustrations. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Illustrated front cover. No dust jacket present. This is a compilation of some of the author's previously published essays. Contents include Part I. Theories of War; Part II. War Through the Ages; and Part III. American Military Experiences. Phillip S. Meilinger (born in 1948) is a retired colonel of the USAF as well as a historian and analyst. He is a member of the Academic Advisory Panel of the Royal Air Force Centre for Air Power Studies. Before his retirement, he was Dean of the School of Advanced Airpower Studies (SAAS) at the USAF's Air University in Montgomery, Alabama. He received a BS degree from the United States Air Force Academy, an MA degree from the University of Colorado, and obtained a PhD degree in military history from the University of Michigan. A command pilot, he has served as a C-130 aircraft commander and instructor pilot in both Europe and the Pacific. After a tour at the Air Force Academy, he was assigned to the Doctrine Division of the Air Staff at the Pentagon. He has authored ten books and scores of articles. Perhaps best known is his edited work, The Paths of Heaven: The Evolution of Airpower Theory (1997). In an attempt to create debate and more reflection about the inherent characteristics of air power, in 1995 Dr. Meilinger wrote Ten Propositions on Airpower, an influential booklet advocating what he considers to be the air power equivalent of Principles of War. Among his key articles is:"Winged Defence: Answering the Critics of Airpower." Air Power Review Vol. 5 No. 4 (Winter 2002), pp. 41–64.
Little Rock, AR: Library Bindery, c1965. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Hardcover. The format is approximately 5.5 inches by 8.75 inches. Unpaginated but book is approximately 1.5 inches thick. Inscribed by the author on the fep. Inscription reads To my very dear friend, Armond with grateful appreciation for the encouragement + advice he gave me during the preparation of this book. Cordially Forrest T. Jones, 12-1-65. Stamp of the Library Bindery of Little Rock, Arkansas inside the front cover. UNPAGINATED and ALL PAGES BLANK. It is possible that the author/assembler of this work is the Forrest T. Jones who in 1953, with is wife Dorothy Jones, a husband-and-wife team with diverse insurance industry experience, got word of a small insurance agency for sale in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. With the purchase came one association client: the Missouri State Teachers Association, or MSTA. The partnership that Forrest and Dorothy fostered between Forrest T. Jones & Company and MSTA allowed teachers to get health insurance, life insurance, and disability plans from a single, trusted source: the MSTA-sponsored member insurance program offered through FTJ. This mutually beneficial relationship between FTJ and MSTA served as the foundation for what would eventually become FTJ’s primary focus — the affinity insurance market. Given the affinity of humans for Sex before and after 50, there might be a connection between this author and this insurance company founder. Certainly there was the potential for teachers over the age of 50 to use the time freed up from looking into insurance options to engage in consensual sexual activity as described in the book.
Washington DC: National Defense University Press, 1990. First Printing [Stated]. Trade paperback. xvii, , 324,  pages. Illustrations. Map. Notes. Chronology of Events. Appendixes. Index. Decorative front cover. Cover has some wear, soiling, and small edge tear. Robert Hopkins Miller (September 8, 1927 – September 11, 2017) was a career Foreign Service officer and diplomat. Miller was born in Port Angeles, Washington. Educated at Stanford University and Harvard University, he served in Europe, Southeast Asia, and West Africa. His experience in Southeast Asia included service as First Secretary in the American Embassy in Saigon, Vietnam (1962–65); as Director of the Vietnam Working Group, Department of State (1965–67); as Senior Adviser to the American delegation at the Paris peace talks on Vietnam (1968–71); as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs with responsibility for Southeast Asia (1974–77); and as United States Ambassador to Malaysia (1977–80) and to Côte d'Ivoire (1983–86). He was a member of the American Academy of Diplomacy. Miller served as Vice President of the National Defense University from 1986 to 1989. In 1990, he was Diplomat-in-Residence at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Ottawa, Canada: Allied Command Productions, 1999. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Comb binding. , 29,  pages. Illustrations. Decorative front cover. Cover has some wear, minor damp staining/rippling and soiling. This is one of the Military Vehicle Workshop Series, ARTY-03. The author was identified through bibliographic research and his name does not appear in this booklet. The Military Vehicle Workshop Series sets out to provide the AFV modeler with illustrated studies of the military vehicles and artillery pieces used or in use by the United States, Great Britain and Canada. It draws upon the illustrations found in the various technical,drivers, operational and workshop manuals pertinent to a particular vehicle in order to provide the modeler with details that are not always evident from photos or are missing from museum exhibits and monument displaces. Each booklet provides the modeler with 50-60 illustrations of the exterior and/or interior of a specific piece of military equipment.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1971. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. The format is approximately 8.75 inches by 11.25 inches. 46,  pages. Illustrations (some in color). Index. Cover has minor wear and soiling. No dust jacket present. Decorative front and back covers. The contents cover the first boats of primitive man, Viking long Ships, Sea Trade and Exploration, Sailing Vessels, Steamships, Experimental Ships, Ocean Liners, and includes Do-It-Yourself Model Building instructions. This is an increasingly scarce and sought after work not only for its text and technical content, but because of the exemplary illustrations by perhaps the finest cadre of military and nautical illustrators of the second half of the Twentieth Century. John Henry Batchelor MBE (1936-2019) was an English artist and technical illustrator, particularly known for his clear and detailed cutaway illustrations of vehicles and military equipment and stamp illustrations. His work can be seen in many hundreds of late-20th-century works on armor, fighting vehicles, ships, firearms, etc. Batchelor's work is particularly sought after by scale model makers for its accuracy. He provided illustrations for many magazines such as Radio Times, TV Times and technical interest publications such as Popular Mechanics, Air & Space, and The Aeroplane.
New York: Farrar , Straus and Giroux, 2021. First American Edition [stated], Second printing [stated]. Hardcover. The format is approximately 5.75 inches by 8.5 inches. , 182 pages. Illustrations (some in color). Notes. Further Reading. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Edmund Arthur Lowndes de Waal, CBE (born 10 September 1964) is a contemporary English artist, master potter and author. He is known for his large-scale installations of porcelain vessels often created in response to collections and archives or the history of a particular place. De Waal's book The Hare with Amber Eyes was awarded the Costa Book Award for Biography, Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize in 2011 and Windham–Campbell Literature Prize for Non-Fiction in 2015. De Waal's second book The White Road, tracing his journey to discover the history of porcelain was released in 2015. From 2004 to 2011, de Waal was professor of Ceramics at the University of Westminster; and a trustee of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London from 2011 to 2019. De Waal has been a trustee of the Gilbert Trust since 2013 and in 2020 became a co-opted member of the V&A Museum of Childhood. Since 2016 de Waal has continued his interest in working with arts and cultural institutions in installing his work in relationship and dialogue with existing museum collections such as the Frick Collection, historical architectural spaces such as Schindler House and the Ateneo Veneto; and engagement with Jewish museums in both Venice and Vienna.
New York: New York Review Books, 2002. First Printing [Stated] thus. Trade paperback. The format is approximately 5 inches by 8 inches. xviii, 205,  pages. Inscribed by the author on the title page. Inscription reads [unclear] 13, 2002 for Maria in Musicy James McCourt. ink notation, apparently also from the author, at the bottom of page 205. Decorative front cover. Introduction by Wayne Koestenbaum. Reissued Edition of the author's breakthrough debut novel. One of the most brilliant novels of the 20th century. The first appearance of the title as an NYRB Classics selection. James McCourt (born July 4, 1941) is a gay American-born writer and novelist. McCourt is best known for his extravagant novel Mawrdew Czgowchwz (1975), about a fictional opera diva, and his 2003 nonfiction book Queer Street, about gay life in New York City after World War II. His novel, Now Voyagers (2007), is the first in a series of projected sequels to Mawrdew Czgowchwz. McCourt has garnered praise from critics Susan Sontag and Harold Bloom and has been championed by author Dennis Cooper. Sontag directed McCourt's first novel, Mawrdew Czgowchwz, to her publisher's attention, while Bloom named a later work, Time Remaining to his influential Western Canon. Mawrdew Czgowchwz was brought back in print in 2002 with a new introduction by Wayne Koestenbaum. Wayne Koestenbaum (born 1958) is an American artist, poet, and cultural critic. He received a Ph.D. from Princeton University and is a 1994 Whiting Award recipient. He received an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature in 2020. He has published over 20 books to date.