New York, N.Y. Minotaur Books, 2017. First Minotaur Signature Edition [stated]. 8th Printing [stated]. Trade paperback. 12, 386,  pages. Includes Acknowledgments, A new Introduction from the Author, and 37 chapters. Also includes Discussion Questions. Louise Penny CM (born 1958) is a Canadian author of mystery novels set in the Canadian province of Quebec centered on the work of francophone Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec. Penny's first career was as a radio broadcaster for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). After she turned to writing, she won numerous awards for her work, including the Agatha Award for best mystery novel of the year five times, including four consecutive years (2007–2010), and the Anthony Award for best novel of the year five times, including four consecutive years (2010–2013). Her novels have been published in 23 languages. She had an 18-year career as a radio host and journalist with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. She entered her first novel, Still Life, in the "Debut Dagger" competition in the United Kingdom, placing second out of 800 entries. The novel won other awards, including the "New Blood" Dagger award in the United Kingdom, the Arthur Ellis Award in Canada for best first crime novel, the Dilys Award, the Anthony Award and the Barry Award for Best First Novel in the United States. Penny continues to write, garnering major crime novel award nominations for almost every one of her novels and won several of those awards. Her work features Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, of the Sûreté du Québec. In 2009, Penny helped to launch an award for aspiring Canadian mystery writers, the Unhanged Arthur for Best Unpublished First Novel.
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New York, N.Y. Jove Books, 2000. Second printing [stated]. Mass market paperback. , 261,  pages. Includes Prologue, 12 Chapters, and an Epilogue. A hurricane-chasing trip to the Caribbean spells danger for English meteorologist Perry Stuart as a terrifying accident during his holiday excursion reveals deadly secrets that could get him killed. Richard Stanley Francis CBE FRSL (31 October 1920 – 14 February 2010) was a British crime writer, and former steeplechase jockey, whose novels center on horse racing in England. After wartime service in the RAF, Francis became a full-time jump-jockey, winning over 350 races and becoming champion jockey of the British National Hunt. He came to further prominence in 1956 as jockey to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, riding her horse Devon Loch which fell when close to winning the Grand National. Francis retired from the turf and became a journalist and novelist. All his novels deal with crime in the horse-racing world, with some of the criminals being outwardly respectable figures. The stories are narrated by the main character, often a jockey, but sometimes a trainer, an owner, a bookie, or someone in a different profession, peripherally linked to racing. This person always faces great obstacles, often including physical injury. More than forty of these novels became international bestsellers. Francis is the only three-time recipient of the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Award for Best Novel. Britain's Crime Writers Association awarded him its Gold Dagger Award for fiction in 1979 and the Cartier Diamond Dagger Lifetime Achievement Award in 1989.
Dell Publishing, 1984. Tenth Printing. Mass market paperback. , 206,  pages. Cover has slight wear. Includes Prologue, Chapters 1 through 35, and an Epilogue. To Get Where He Wanted He Had To Hit Rock Bottom, and Live Long Enough To Get Back Up. This is a straightforward, unrelenting, shamelessly romantic novel that's about a two year obsession. Boone Adams: He was so smart he wrote half the English papers for the freshman class, when he wasn't getting drunk at night and waking up hung over in the morning. To him life was full of promise . . . just the ones it didn't intend to keep. Jennifer Grayle: She was the campus golden girl, so rich, so pretty, that every boy wanted to take her out. Except Boone. He wanted to marry her. John Merchent: He was tall and blond with blue eyes and a cleft in his chin like Cary Grant's. He didn't have Boone's lively imagination, but he had something else: Jennifer. The author is also the author of the bestselling Spenser novels. Robert Brown Parker (September 17, 1932 – January 18, 2010) was an American writer of fiction, primarily of the mystery/detective genre. His most famous works were the 40 novels written about the fictional private detective Spenser. Parker also wrote two other series based on an individual character: He wrote nine novels based on the fictional character Jesse Stone, a Los Angeles police officer who moves to a small New England town, and six novels based on the fictional character Sunny Randall, a female private investigator. Parker wrote four Westerns starring the duo Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch.
Pleasant Hill, OR: Intrepid Trips Information Service, 1974. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated] of Volume 1, Issue 1. Wraps. 127,  pages. Illustrations. Poetry. Cover has some wear and soiling. Mailing information on back cover. Kenneth Elton Kelsey (September 17, 1935 – November 10, 2001) was an American novelist, essayist, and countercultural figure. He considered himself a link between the Beat Generation of the 1950s and the hippies of the 1960s. Kelsey began writing One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest in 1960 following the completion of a graduate fellowship in creative writing at Stanford University; the novel was an immediate commercial and critical success when published two years later. His second novel, Sometimes a Great Notion—an epic account of the vicissitudes of an Oregon logging family that aspired to the modernist grandeur of William Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha saga—was a commercial success that polarized critics and readers upon its release in 1964, although Kelsey regarded the novel as his magnum opus. He settled in Pleasant Hill, Oregon, where he maintained a secluded, family-oriented lifestyle for the rest of his life. In addition to teaching at the University of Oregon, he continued between 1974 and 1980, Kelsey published six issues of Spit in the Ocean, a literary magazine that featured excerpts from an unfinished novel (Seven Prayers by Grandma Whittier, an account of Kesey's grandmother's struggle with Alzheimer's disease) and contributions from intellectuals including Margo St. James, Kate Millett, Stewart Brand, Saul-Paul Sirag, Jack Sarfatti, Paul Krassner, and William S. Burroughs. This is the only issue edited by Ken Kelsey!
New York: The Century Company, 1928. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. Format is approximately 5 inches by 8 inches. vii, , 177,  pages. Decorative cover. Frontis illustration of Lincoln. Map. Footnotes. Illustrations. Glassine dust wrapper with text imprinted on both flaps, torn at spine. Cover has some wear and soiling. William Edward Dodd (October 21, 1869 – February 9, 1940) was an American historian, author and diplomat. A liberal Democrat, he served as the United States Ambassador to Germany from 1933 to 1937 during the Nazi era. Initially a holder of the slightly Antisemitic notions of his times, he went to Germany with instructions from President Franklin D. Roosevelt to do what he could to protest Nazi treatment of Jews in Germany "unofficially," while also attempting to follow official State Department instructions to maintain cordial official diplomatic relations. Convinced from first hand observation that the Nazis were an increasing threat, he resigned over his inability to mobilize the Roosevelt administration, particularly the State Department, to counter the Nazis prior to the start of World War II. In a letter to President Theodore Roosevelt (whose maternal ancestors were from the South), Dodd described his approach: "The purpose of my studying and writing history is to strike a balance somewhat between the North and the South, but not to offer any defense of any thing."
Boston: The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1931. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Format is 7.75 inches by 10.75 inches. Volume I ONLY. xi, , 390 pages. Maps in pocket on back cover Cover has wear and soiling. Inside the front cover is stamped the following statement: This book is distributed by the Secretary of the Commonwealth. It is the property of the society or organization to which it has been issued as provided by statute. It must not be appropriated by any individual member. This is the second volume in order of publication. The first published volume, The Gold Star Record of Massachusetts, is the companion volume to the present work and together they constitute the report of the Commission. There is also a statement on page "x" that "The Commission believes that it would require another volume as large as this to adequately describe the activities of the various civilian organizations, and an immense amount of research to gather and select the material which would be needed to compile such a work." The Commissioners also commented that these civilian organizations were significantly involved in the efficient handling of the influenza epidemic. It is not clear whether this latter effort was ever completed. The two publications which together constitute the Report of the Commission can, and should, be considered as individual and separate works.
Alexandria, VA: Defense Nuclear Agency, 1993. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. Various paginations--212 pages (per Standard Form 298 (Rev.2-89). Tables. Figures. References. Appendices A-F. Ex-library with usual library markings. Mailing label on back cover. The purpose of this study was to assess the utility of the Performance Decrement Questionnaire (PDQ) technique for prediction of radiation induced performance decrements in Army personnel. Twenty AH-1 pilots participated in an experiment in which they (1) predicted the effects of various symptom complexes on their performance, (2) went through a 36-hour protocol to induce symptoms similar to those that are followed by intermediate doses of radiation exposure, and (3) performed a simulated AH-1 mission before and after symptom induction. The participants' performance time predictions were compared with actual performance times. The comparisons between predicted and actual performance were conducted with correlational and modeling (MicroSAINT) techniques. The modeling analysis suggested greater concordance between predicted and actual performance than did the correlational analysis. The work was performance by Science Applications Corporation (SAIC) and the other authors were William A. Perez, Joseph I. Peters, Robert R. Sanchez--all of SAIC, and Robert W. Young of the Defense Nuclear Agency.
Washington, D.C. Neighborhood Planning Council #2 and #3, Washington, D.C., 1976. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. Format is approximately 8.5 inches by 10.5 inches. 72 pages, plus covers. Illustrations. Maps. Sources. Name of previous owner on front cover. Includes Introduction; Neighborhood Planning Councils #2 and #3; Belts of Chevy Chase; Mills and Millwrights; The Civil War in Northwest Washington; Where the City Meets the Country: Problems of the Early Suburb; Cleveland Park; Architecture; Entertainment; Memories of the Depression; Piggly Wiggly; Business Development; Broad Branch Market; Lafayette School; Murch School; Episcopal Home for Children; Chevy Chase Park and Shop Center; and The Good Old Days. Origins II is an example of a nationwide return to local history occasioned by the celebration of the Bicentennial. It includes articles written by a group of high school students who discovered for themselves the particular legends, personalities, and events which formed their neighborhoods in northwest Washington, D.C.
New York: Random House, 2007. 6th Printing [stated]. Hardcover. , 240,  pages. Illustrated/map endpapers. Signed by the author on the title page. Illustration. When the family of Lillian Leyb is destroyed in a Russian pogrom, Lillian comes to America alone, determined to make her way in a new land. When word comes that her daughter, Sophie, might still be alive, Lillian embarks on an odyssey that takes her from the world of the Yiddish theater on New York's Lower East Side, to Seattle's Jazz district, and up to Alaska, along the fabled Telegraph Trail toward Siberia. All of the qualities readers love in Amy Bloom's work--her humor and wit, her elegant and irreverent language, her unflinching understanding of passion and the human heart--come together in the embrace of this brilliant novel, which is at once heartbreaking, romantic, and completely unforgettable. Amy Bloom's heroine, Lillian, is an unforgettable young woman on a quest to make her life whole, and to belong in an unstable, yet fascinating, new American world. Panoramic in scope, Away is the epic and intimate story of young Lillian Leyb, a dangerous innocent, an accidental heroine. When her family is destroyed in a Russian pogrom, Lillian comes to America alone, determined to make her way in a new land. When word comes that her daughter, Sophie, might still be alive, Lillian embarks on an odyssey that takes her from the world of the Yiddish theater on New York's Lower East Side, to Seattle's Jazz District, and up to Alaska, along the fabled Telegraph Trail toward Siberia.
Newark, New Jersey: Essex Troop Armory, 1925. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xv, , 286,  pages. Color Frontis of Regimental Coat of Arms, 102nd cavalry. Foreword by Major-Genreal James G. Harbord. Illustrations. Appendix. Cover has some wear and soiling. Endpapers have some soling and discoloration. Some edge soiling. Lloyd M. Felmly had been the editor of the Newark Evening News. Mr. Felmly joined The News in 1916 as a reporter, retiring in 1959 as the paper's editor. He then served as a teacher and acting chairman of the humanities department of the Newark College of Engineering until 1964. Mr. Felmly had been a president of The Associated Press of New Jersey. Lieutenant General James Guthrie Harbord (March 21, 1866 – August 20, 1947) was a senior officer of the United States Army and President and Chairman of the Board of RCA. In 1942, the U.S. Congress passed legislation allowing retired Army generals to be advanced one rank on the retired list or posthumously if they had been recommended in writing during World War I for a promotion which they did not receive, and if they had received the Medal of Honor, the Distinguished Service Cross or the Distinguished Service Medal. Under these criteria, Harbord and William M. Wright were eligible for promotion to lieutenant general, and they were advanced on the retired list effective July 9, 1942.
Philadelphia: E. L. Carey & A. Hart, 1835. Presumed First U. S. Edition, First printing thus. Hardcover. Volume I ONLY. , 239,  pages. Footnotes. Ex-Meadville Theological School library, with the usual library markings. Cover shows wear and soiling. Pages foxed. Meadville Theological School was founded in 1844 in Meadville, Pennsylvania. Most of the original funding came from Harm Jan Huidekoper, a recent convert to Christian Unitarianism and a wealthy businessman, and from the Independent Congregational Church. Meadville Theological School moved to Chicago and became affiliated with the University of Chicago in 1926. Captain Sir Alexander Burnes Kt FRS (16 May 1805 – 2 November 1841) was a Scottish explorer and diplomat associated with the Great Game. He was nicknamed Bokhara Burnes for his role in establishing contact with and exploring Bukhara, which made his name. His memoir, Travels into Bokhara, was a bestseller when it was first published in 1835. Sensing the two empires would collide in Afghanistan, the British Government needed intelligence and dispatched Burnes to get it. In 1831, traveling in disguise, Burnes surveyed the route through Kabul to Bukhara and produced the first detailed accounts of Afghan politics. In 1831 his and Henry Pottinger's surveys of the Indus river would prepare the way for a future assault on the Sindh to clear a path towards Central Asia. In the same year he arrived in Lahore with a present of horses from King William IV to Maharaja Ranjit Singh. His immense skills in diplomacy and knowledge of local customs and rites of flattery enabled him to travel through areas of the Indus previously closed to Europeans.
Boston: 1976. Presumed First printing for the event. Cloth, printed on one side only. The Pennant is approximately 12 inches at the left side. It is approximately 30 inches long from the wide left side to the tapered endpoint. There are a few wrinkles and creases. A Pennant usually is a tapering flag on a ship, especially one flown at the masthead of a vessel in commission. A pennant is also a commemorative flag typically used to show support for a particular event or team. Pennants have been historically used in all types of event levels: high school, collegiate, professional etc. Traditionally, pennants were made of felt and fashioned in the official colors of a particular activity. Often graphics, usually a symbol, as well as the event name were displayed on pennants. The images displayed on pennants were either stitched on with contrasting colored felt or had screen-printing. Today, vintage pennants with rare images or honoring special victories have become prized collectibles for enthusiasts. While pennants are typically associated with athletic teams, pennants have also been made to honor events, institutions and locations, often acting as souvenirs.
New York: Beginner Books, 1976. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 62 pages. Illustrations (color). Minor wear and soiling to cover noted. Front cover asks: Are YOU smarter than the Cat in the Hat? Theodor Seuss Geisel (1904 –1991) was an American children's author, cartoonist, illustrator, poet, animator, and filmmaker. He is known for writing and illustrating more than 60 books under the name Dr. Seuss. His work includes many of the most popular children's books of all time. He began his career as an illustrator and cartoonist for Vanity Fair, Life, and other publications. He worked as an illustrator for advertising campaigns, and as a cartoonist for the New York newspaper PM. He published his first children's book And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street in 1937. During WWII, he illustrated cartoons, and he worked in the animation department of the Army where he wrote, produced or animated many productions including Design for Death, which won the 1947 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Then Geisel returned to children's books, writing classics like If I Ran the Zoo (1950), Horton Hears a Who! (1955), The Cat in the Hat (1957), How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1957), Green Eggs and Ham (1960), One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish (1960), and Oh, the Places You'll Go (1990). His books have spawned 11 television specials, five feature films, a Broadway musical, and four television series. Geisel won the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1958 for Horton Hatches the Egg and again in 1961 for And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street. His birthday has been adopted as the annual date for National Read Across America Day.
New York: Random House, 1962. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Unpaginated. Illustrations (color). DJ in plastic sleeve is worn, torn, soiled and chipped. The DJ has 295/295 price to front flap and the back dust jacket with two boxes of Dr. Seuss books. Top box with sixteen large-format books, listed in two columns. The left column begins with Yertle and ends with 500 Hats; right column begins with Oobleck and ends with Mulberry Street. The lower box lists the four small-format Beginner Books, beginning with Cat In The Hat and ending with Green Eggs And Ham. No listing for Sleep Book on back dust jacket. This is as called for in the Younger & Hirsch bibliography. Theodor Seuss Geisel (1904 –1991) was an American children's author, cartoonist, illustrator, poet, animator, and filmmaker. He is known for writing and illustrating more than 60 books under the pen name Dr. Seuss. His work includes many of the most popular children's books of all time, selling over 600 million copies and being translated into more than 20 languages. He began his career as an illustrator and cartoonist for Vanity Fair, Life, and other publications. He worked as an illustrator for advertising campaigns, most notably for Standard Oil, and as a political cartoonist for the New York newspaper PM. He published his first children's book And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street in 1937. During WWII, he illustrated political cartoons, and he worked in the animation and film department of the Army where he wrote, produced or animated many productions including Design for Death, which won the 1947 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.
Newport News, VA: Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation/Yale University Press--printed under the direction of Yale University Press, which holds the copyright. 1946. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. This is a 2 volume set. Ex-library with the usual library markings. Ex-US Army Center of Military History Library. Color frontis in each volume. Vol. I xxiii, , 146 and Maps of Port Area Camp Patrick Henry and photo section (unpaginated) and Vol. II, xii, 147-330 pages and unpaginated photo section. 380 numbered plates. Editor was Port historian. Contains Foreword, Introduction, List of Illustrations, and chapters on The Geographical and Historical Environment of the Port; The Development of the Port; Camp Patrick Henry; Embarkation; Debarkation, Prisoners of War; The Sailing for the Invasion of North Africa of Task Force "A," Commanded by Major General George S. Patton, Jr.; The Saga of the Contessa; The Sailing for the Invasion of Sicily and Italy of Task Force "B" with the Forty-fifth (Thunderbird) Division, Commanded by Major General Troy S. Middleton; Cargo Movement; Oversea Supply; Liberty Ships as Troop Transports; Cargo Security Officers; and The Women's Army Corps. Volume two of the set contains The Technical Services Quartermaster; Military Personnel; Civilian Personnel; Morale Services; Processing of Vehicles for Overeas; Training; Prisoner-of-War Command, Italian Prisoner-of-war Camp; German Prisoner-of-War Camp; The Port Surgeon; Intelligence and Security Division, The Baltimore Cargo Port of Embarkation; The Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation and the Middle East; Combat Experiences of Ships' Officers. Appendices: Battle Memorandum; Decorations Awarded; Letter from Chief of Transportation; T C Troop Units trained at the Port; and Statistical Summary.
Washington, D.C. The Brookings Institution, 1987. First Printing [Stated]. Trade paperback. xi, , 240,  pages. Footnotes. Cover has some wear and a corner is creased. Minor page soiling noted. Includes Foreword, Contains chapters on Risks, Threats, and Rationales; Lower-Risk Cases; Higher-Risk Cases; Brinks and Balances: Interests, Vulnerability, Resolve; Parity: Change, Continuity, Confusion; and Is There a Future for Nuclear Coercion?. Also contains an Index. The author suggests that U.S. presidents were neither consciously bluffing when they made nuclear threats, not prepared to face the consequences if their threats failed. The author also challenges the myth that the 1950's was a golden age of low vulnerability for the United States, and details how nuclear parity has, and has not, altered conditions that gave rise to nuclear blackmail in the past. Richard Kevin Betts (born August 15, 1947) is the Arnold Saltzman Professor of War and Peace Studies in the Department of Political Science, the director of the International Security Policy Program in the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, and former director of the Institute of War and Peace Studies,. He is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. He was a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution until 1990. A former staff member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the National Security Council. Betts has been an occasional consultant to the National Intelligence Council and Central Intelligence Agency. His writings have earned five prizes, including the Woodrow Wilson Award of the American Political Science Association for the best book in political science.
Charlotte, NC: Sid Roth, 2009. Fourth printing [stated]. Trade paperback. 237,  pages. Illus. Includes Introduction, and chapters on Paralyzed..."Learn to Live With It!; No Place for a Good Jewish By; The Survivor; A New Song; Yiddishkeit; There Must e Something More!; Tradition or Truth? What I Learned About Rabbinic Judaism; It Was Not for Me; Bat Shalom: Daughter of Zion; and The Amazing Jewish Book and the God-Shaped Hole in My Soul. Author Sid Roth was instructed in a dream to find and interview people who had broken through the mold of their previous experiences to achieve their destiny. These are the people he interviewed. These are their stories and this is your time for your breakthrough! Everyone has a supernatural destiny, but few reach it. Too many want the safe and comfortable life of following the same old roads or fitting in with the same old crowd. Only when you dare to think for yourself, will you reach your supernatural destiny. Sid Roth, a former account executive for Merrill Lynch, was raised in a traditional Jewish home. Yet, religious tradition provided no answers when he hit rock bottom in 1972. With his life out of control and his marriage in shambles, Sid was set free from demonic oppression through a supernatural encounter with Jesus. Immediately, he began to boldly proclaim Jesus as the Jewish Messiah. In 1977 Sid started a ministry called “Messianic Vision” and a nationally syndicated radio broadcast by the same name. But the Messianic Vision is more than a ministry or a program; it is a desire to reach out with the good news of the Messiah. This is not just God’s historical order for spreading the gospel, but also His eternal spiritual order.
Brunswick, Maine: Bowdoin College, 1929. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xv, , 225,  pages. Frontis illustration. Illustrations. Summary Table. Introduction by the Editor. The Government and the College by President Sills. The College in Wartime by Professor Marshall P. Cram. This is followed by The Dead, Abbreviations, Service Records of the Faculty, Service Records of Bowdoin, Service Records of the Medical Group, Foreign Service with Non-Military Organizations, Service Records Unidentified, Summary, and Index. Cover has some wear and soiling. Some endpaper and page discoloration and soiling. Edgar O. Achorn, LL. D. 1859 – 1931 was a Member of the Mass. Bar, Publicist Overseer of Bowdoin College 1909 – 1931, Director, Lincoln Memorial University, Secretary of U.S. Embassy to Russia, and was Decorated by H.M. The King of Sweden Knight of Vasa First Class. In determining the scope of this volume, it was considered advisable to confine it to a record of those who served in the army, navy, and marines, or those of our allies, and with relief organizations over seas. The records were compiled from answers to questionnaires, from class secretaries' reports, and other information.
Newport, RI: Alumni Association of Saint George's School, 1920. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xii, ,168,  pages. Frontis illustration. Illustrations. Foreword by Herbert French Preston, Prayer for the Alumni in Service. War Days at the School. Dedicatory Lines. The Sixteen Dead [named] The War Records. Conclusion. Index. Some pages uncut. Cover has some wear and soiling. Some foxing and page soiling noted. St. George's School is a private, Episcopal, coeducational boarding school in Middletown, Rhode Island, United States, just east of the city of Newport, on a hill overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The school was founded in 1896 by the Rev. John Byron Diman. The Memorial Schoolhouse, completed in 1923 was designed by the architectural firm McKim, Mead & White; the classroom building was designed to serve as a lasting monument honoring those alumni and faculty who died in World War I. From this school alone two hundred and eighty-nine former boys, or eighty per cent of the total body of alumni, were in some form of national war service. One hundred and fourty-four went overseas. Those who died were: Gardner Henry Fuller, Harold Chandler Kimball, Ronald Wood Hoskier, Henry Brewster Palmer, William Smith Ely, Richard Cutts Fairfield, Caldwell Colt Robinson, Wells Bradley Cumings, Tolman Douglas Wheeler, Philip Newbold Rhinelander, William Boulton Dixon, Marquand Ward, Alexander Rodgers, Jr., Edward Barry Wall, Galbraith Ward, and Norman Jesse Merrill. The War Records of other alumni are included.
Philadelphia: McKinley Publishing Company, 1918. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Stiff boards with a taped spine. Format is approximately 8 inches by 11 inches. 180 pages. Footnotes. Maps. Cover is worn, torn, soiled and chipped. Hinges weakened. Some page staining and soiling. In notation on front cover and inside front cover Copyright states 1917 and 1918. Contents are in a two column format. Part I is a Selection from President Wilson's Addresses. Part II is a Topical Outline of the War by Professor Samuel B. Harding, with reading references. Part III is a Syllabus for a course of study upon the preliminaries of the Present Conflict by Halford I. Hoskins. Part IV are Some Geographical Aspects of the War by Professor Harding and Professor W. E. Lingelbach (with maps). Part V is a Selected Critical Bibliography of Publications in English Related to the World War by Professor George M. Dutcher. Part VI are Statutes of the Untied States Relating to the State of War, and Part VII is Executive Proclamations and Orders from April 6, 1917 to April 10, 1918. This is one of the earliest works that attempted to create an academic framework for the study of the World War while it was still ongoing. Albert E. McKinley was the editor and publisher of The Historical Outlook (formerly the History Teacher's Magazine) and the first president of the National Council for Social Studies (established in 1921).
New York: Columbia University Press, 1982. Presumed First Paperback Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. xviii, , 310,  pages. Cover has some wear and soiling. Includes Preface and Acknowledgments, Abbreviations, and Introduction, as well as Notes, Bibliography, and Index. Includes chapters on The Logic of Going Nuclear; Israeli Security and Nuclear Weapons; Israel, Nuclear Weapons, and Peace; The Risks of a Nuclear Middle East; and the Superpowers' Response to a Nuclear-Armed Israel. Also includes Epilogue, as well as Notes, Bibliography, and Index. This work examines the risks and benefits that may be involved in a possible shift of emphasis in Israel's political-military strategy-- from one dominated by principles of conventional defense--offense to one of overt nuclear deterrence. The risks and benefits that may be involved in instituting the proposed changes in Israel's strategy are examined from an Israeli viewpoint. The implications of this shift for regional and global stability are also examined because of their direct effect on Israel's security and well-being. The study revolves around three central questions. First: Will the adoption of a nuclear-deterrence posture deter the Arab states from posing strategic challenges to Israel's survival? Would such a posture ensure Israel's security? Second: To what extent would a nuclear posture deter or reduce lower levels of warfare such as limited conventional war, a war of attrition, or guerrilla warfare? To what extent would such a posture offer Israel peace? Third: What type of nuclear-deterrence posture must Israel adopt to maximize the odds of peace and security? To what extent must the posture be overt and explicit in order to be effective?
New York: Beginner Books, 1960. First Edition, printing uncertain. Hardcover. 62,  pages. Illustrated endpapers. Color illustrations. DJ has wear, tears, soiling and chips. Theodor Seuss Geisel (1904 –1991) was an American children's author, cartoonist, illustrator, poet, animator, and filmmaker. He is known for writing and illustrating more than 60 books under the pen name Dr. Seuss. His work includes many of the most popular children's books of all time, selling over 600 million copies and being translated into more than 20 languages. Geisel adopted the name "Dr. Seuss" as an undergraduate at Dartmouth College. He began his career as an illustrator and cartoonist for Vanity Fair, Life, and other publications. He worked as an illustrator for advertising campaigns, most notably for Standard Oil, and as a political cartoonist for the New York newspaper PM. He published his first children's book And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street in 1937. During WWII, he illustrated political cartoons, and he worked in the animation and film department of the Army where he wrote, produced or animated many productions including Design for Death, which won the 1947 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.
New York: Penguin Books, 1988. Presumed First U. S. Paperback Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. , 368,  pages. Wraps. Illustrations. Maps. Select Bibliography. Index. Slight wear to cover and spine edges. Sticker residue on the back cover. Ink notations and marks on several pages and on rep. Sir John Desmond Patrick Keegan OBE FRSL (15 May 1934 – 2 August 2012) was an English military historian, lecturer, writer and journalist. He wrote many published works on the nature of combat between prehistory and the 21st century, covering land, air, maritime, intelligence warfare and the psychology of battle. In 1960 Keegan took up a lectureship in military history at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, which trains officers for the British Army. He remained there for 26 years, becoming a senior lecturer in military history during his tenure, during which he also held a visiting professorship at Princeton University and was Delmas Distinguished Professor of History at Vassar College. Leaving the academy in 1986, Keegan joined the Daily Telegraph as a defence correspondent and stayed with the paper as defence editor until his death. He also wrote for the American conservative National Review Online. In 1998 he wrote and presented the BBC's Reith Lectures, entitling them War in our World. An exploration of four different military leadership styles (the heroic style of Alexander the Great, the anti-heroic style of the Duke of Wellington, the unheroic style of Ulysses S. Grant, and the false-heroic style of Adolf Hiter) and how they reflect their times. The author believes that a fifth type of leader will emerge in the nuclear age--a post-heroic leader, who acts only after clear, intellectual thought.
Nashville: The Battery Press, 2003. Reprint Edition. Limited Edition--limited to 500 copies. ardcover. xxiv, 331,  pages. Footnotes. Maps. Illustrations. Index. Somewhat cocked. Corner of page 133/134 creased. One of Battery Press' Great War series. Originally published in 1920 in Great Britain, this is the history of the Royal Tank Corps in World War I. It covers the development of the tank, mechanical characteristics of early British tanks, particularly the Mark I, as well as the early battles at the Somme and Ancre. It also describes the growth of the Tank Corps itself, tank tactics, tank engineering plus the tank battles of 1917-1918. The book has 8 photos/drawings plus 9 maps in an 5 1/2" by 8 1/2" hardcover format. Major-General John Frederick Charles "Boney" Fuller CB CBE DSO (1 September 1878 – 10 February 1966) was a senior British Army officer, military historian, and strategist, notable as an early theorist of modern armored warfare, including categorizing principles of warfare. With 45 books and many articles, he was a highly prolific author whose ideas reached army officers and the interested public. He explored the business of fighting, in terms of the relationship between warfare and social, political, and economic factors in the civilian sector. Fuller emphasized the potential of new weapons, especially tanks and aircraft, to stun a surprised enemy psychologically. After the war Fuller collaborated with B. H. Liddell Hart in developing new ideas for the mechanization of armies, launching a crusade for the mechanization and modernization of the British Army. He became military assistant to the chief of the Imperial General Staff in 1926. He was promoted to major-general in 1930.
Sweetwater, TN: 101st Airborne Division Association Headquarters, c1972. Second Edition [stated]. Enlarged Edition [stated] Date per page v. Hardcover. xxix, , 830,  pages. Illustrations. Maps. Appendixes (including in part The Honor Roll, Battle Credits, Airborne Songs and Poems, and Abbreviations) DJ has some wear, tears, chips and soiling. DJ as Association sticker on front flap. Book has some edge soiling. Title page as Association sticker in publisher's location. The Active Division Chapter is by Judson J. Conner. Includes over 100 maps and dozens of illustrations. New York Times review: “For sheer adventure few writers of fiction surpass this real-life, name-and-date story of men bound together in a combat outfit.” “The 101st Airborne Division, which was activated on August 16, 1942, at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana, has no history, but it has a rendezvous with destiny…” Maj.-Gen. William Lee commanding officer 1942. Rendezvous with Destiny: A History of the 101st Airborne Division, is unique among military histories. Never before has such a detailed study been made of the organization, training and operations of a single division of the United States Army. Each action in which the Division took part has been minutely studied and checked against available operations reports and the memories of the men who were there. From the beaches of Normandy to Hitler’s Berchtesgaden hideaway the 101st Airborne fought their way across Nazi-Occupied Europe to Victory. Leonard A. Rapport was an archivist for the National Archives. Before the war, Northwood worked with Time, Inc. He jumped into Europe with the 101st Airborne Division, and later coauthored the Division's official history, titled "Rendezvous with Destiny."