Zweibrucken: Gedruckt und Herausgegeben von der stadtverwaltung Zweibrucken [Printed and published by the city administration of Zweibrucken], 1983. Presumed first printing thus. Comb binding. Format is approximately 6 inches by 8 inches. Text is in German. 296,  pages [Note, pages 293-296 are between page 8 [unnumbered] and a divider followed by page 9. Dividers are not within the page count. Table of Contents. List of Illustrations. Sources and Notes. Some pencil markings and comments noted. Some yellow highlighting noted. The Infantry Regiment "Royal Deux-Ponts" (raised on 19, 1757) consisted of two battalions provided to the French crown after the outbreak of the Seven Years' War. Somewhere between August 23 and September 6 1757, the regiment joined the Army of Saxony, led by the Prince de Soubise, in the area of Erfurt and Eisenach. On September 27, it was brigaded with Royal-Roussillon in the first line of the left wing of the Franco-Imperial Army. On November 5, the regiment was at the disastrous Battle of Rossbach where it was still brigaded with Royal-Roussillon in the first line of the center. The "Royal Deux-Ponts" served during the American Revolutionary War, as part of De Rochambeau's expedition corps. The regiment proved itself in the Battle of Yorktown, also called the "German Battle", on October 4, 1781. Many of the soldiers came from the region around the city of Zweibrücken (German for "Two Bridges", French: deux ponts). The author has been referred to in scholarly articles as "an amateur historian" who rediscovered a first person account of the Atlantic crossing of De Grasse's fleet and was inspired to do additional research and writing on this military unit.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1970. First edition this and includes a Facsimile Edition of an earlier work. Hardcover. Format is approximately 5.25 inches by 7.5 inches. , 409,  pages. Illustrations. Includes an introduction by Maxwell Whitman on Jews in the antislavery movement, as well as Notes and Sources, and a Facsimile Edition of The Kidnapped and the Ransomed. Paperclip mark to fep through title page. DJ taped to boards, has price blacked out and has some wear, tears, soiling and chips. The Kidnapped and the Ransomed was originally authored by Peter Still, "Vina" Still and Mrs. Kate E. R. Pickard. It included an Introduction by Rev. Samuel J. May and an Appendix by William H. Furness. It was published in Syracuse by William T. Hamilton in 1856. Whiteman (1914-1995) was an archivist and historian of ethnic and minority history in Philadelphia, whose papers are housed in the Special Collections of Temple University. This book is one of the classic documents of the slavery period in American history. Published in 1856, it is the personal recollection of Peter Still, who was kidnapped in early childhood from the doorstep of his home in New Jersey. He was a slave for more than forty years in Kentucky and Alabama, and was finally liberated through the generosity of a Jew. Once free, he toured the country for almost four years to raise the sum of $5,000 demanded by the owner of his wife and children. The money was finally collected, and Peter Still was able to purchase his family. One year later, he published the Kidnapped and the Ransomed. With a new introduction by Maxwell Whiteman, the book is now republished precisely as it appeared in its original 1856 edition.
New York, N.Y. Viking, 1985. First American Edition [stated]. DJ does not have a price--book club edition? Hardcover. 361 pages. Includes Prologue; Part One--Apprenticeship; Part Two--The Great War; Part Three--The Twenty-Year Truce 1919-39; Part Four--The World at War Again; and Part Five--The Allies. Also includes Bibliography, Acknowledgments, and Index. Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Claude Marjoribanks Dansey (1876-147) was England's most influential spymaster during the first half of the twentieth century. One mark of his success is how little is publicly known of his career and achievements. In this book, Anthony Read and David Fisher reveal a life as colorful as it was clandestine, filled with all the devious intrigue and fateful ironies of a John le Carre' novel. Anthony Read (21 April 1935 – 21 November 2015) was a British television producer, screenwriter, script editor and author. He was principally active in British television from the 1960s to the mid-1980s, although he occasionally contributed to televised productions until 1999. Beginning in the 1980s, he launched a second career as a print author, concentrating largely on World War II histories. In his second career as an author he continued his relationship with David Fisher into the world of nonfiction writing. While the majority of Read's books were solo works, he and Fisher collaborated a number of times, usually to explore some aspect of WWII. Together they wrote The Fall of Berlin, The Deadly Embrace: Hitler, Stalin and the Nazi-Soviet Pact, 1939–1941, Operation Lucy: The Most Secret Spy Ring of the Second World War, Berlin Rising: Biography of a City, Colonel Z: The Secret Life of a Master of Spies, and Kristallnacht: The Nazi Night of Terror.
New York, N.Y. University Books Inc., 1956. Presumed First Edition. Hardcover. viii, , 275,  pages. Endpaper maps. Illustrations. Book has some wear and soiling. DJ is worn, soiled, chipped and has front flap present but separated. Includes A Foreword by Felix Morrow, the Publisher and an Author's Note. Also includes Part 1: Major Holohan Disappears; Part 2: Espionage; and Part 3: After the War. Also includes Appendix: Legal Aspects of the Holohan Case; The Italian Trial; Why Icardi Didn't Sue for Libel; and A New Law. Aldo Icardi was America's first master spy. He spent eight months behind the German lines in Italy, the last five of them as master spy, operating in the area norhwest of Milano. This book is the true account of how he got into this exciting business, and of what happened to him while he was behind the lines. He tells how it feels to huddle in a hole in a wall while enemy soldiers search for him just three feet away. He tells about being trailed by German bloodhounds. He describes the wild frenzy, the uncontrolled violence, that gripped northern Italy during the last days of the war. He also relates everything that happened the night that Major William V. Holohan, his commanding officer, disappeared. Mr. Icardi has written this book because he has been accused falsely of murdering Major Holohan. This book is his defense--the only recourse available to him to clear his name. In presenting his case, he has been forced to make a few charges of his own: of irresponsibility, negligence, and blind stupidity on the part of American public officials.
New York: Springer-Verlag, 1968. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Hardcover. , 384 pages. Contains 126 Figures. Includes Index of Names and Index of Subjects. Chapters include The Mechanics of Leonardo da Vinci; A Program toward Rediscovering the Rational Mechanics of the Age of Reason; Reactions of Late Baroque Mechanics to Success, Conjecture, Error, and Failure in Newton's Principia; The Creation and Unfolding of the Concept of Stress; Whence the Law of Moment of Momentum?; Early Kinetic Theories of Gases; Reactions of the History of Mechanics upon Modern Research; and Recent Advances in Rational Mechanics (1956). Inscribed by Steve Whitaker, U.C.D. on the front free endpaper. Inscription reads: Alec, When the path ahead becomes unclear, take some time to study the masters. They may not have your answers, but they had your questions. Steve Whitaker, U.C.D, 1981. Chemical engineering emeritus professor Stephen Whitaker was intrigued by the principle of ‘lost work,’ in fluid mechanics a scenario in which “everyone knows what it is, but nobody knows how to prove it,” said Whitaker. Whitaker joined the Experimental Research Laboratory at DuPont. Whitaker came to UC Davis in 1964 just as the College of Engineering was being formed. A pioneer in the development of volume averaging theories for flow and transport in porous media, Whitaker wrote a seminal textbook called “The Method of Volume Averaging,” that was published in 1999 and is still used widely today. Whitaker based the textbook on his lectures for UC Davis chemical engineering graduate students, who he taught from 1976 to 2001. He retired in 2003.
New York, N.Y. Simon and Schuster, Inc., 1988. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 334,  pages. Illustrations. Includes Acknowledgments, as well as chapters on the Sound Is Familiar; Opinions Are Like Butts--Only I Have More Than One; My Week and Welcome to It; Little Richie: Coaching at Last; Buyers and Sellers; Rockin' in Motown; The Cons of the Pros; Television: This (Waste) Land is My Land; Coaches: The Rolls-Roycers; Paisanos and Wackos, Moaners and Mr. Cleans; The Next Bit Stars and All the Rest; MAT PTP&T NTM WAPTLB OAL TBUHW; and If I were King. In this book, Dick Vitale tells the story of his lifelong love affair with the sport of basketball. We see him rise from coaching high school ball in New Jersey to landing the head coaching job with the Detroit Pistons in just seven years. And we follow him through the depths of despair when he is fired by the Pistons just twelve games into his second season, and then on the unbelievable joyride he's had since joining a fledgling network called ESPN. Vitale talks about the controversies he's created, the words he's stood by--and the ones he's had to eat. Richard John "Dick" Vitale (born June 9, 1939), also known as "Dickie V", is an American basketball sportscaster. A former head coach in the college and professional ranks, he is well known for his 40-year tenure as a college basketball broadcaster for ESPN. He is known for catchphrases such as "This is awesome, baby!" and "diaper dandy" (outstanding freshman player), as well as enthusiastic and colorful remarks he makes during games. He has also written nine books, and appeared in several films. He called ESPN's first college basketball game.
Champaign, IL: Sports Publishing L.L.C., 2007. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. x, 245,  pages Illustrations. Includes Introduction and Acknowledgments. Also includes chapters on Sam Huff; Billy Kilmer; Diron Talbert; Roy Jefferson; Larry Brown; Rick Walker; Ken Harvey; Joe Jacoby; Mike Bass; Ron McDole; Don Bosseler; Pat Fischer; Jeff Bostic, Joe Theismann; Mike Nelms; Joe Washington; Dexter Manley; Len Hauss; Bill Dudley; and Doug Williams. DJ is price clipped and shows some wear. Several back pages creased. This book is filled with hilarious and heart-pounding stories about the Redskins told by the players themselves. It provides an in-depth look into the men and games that helped shape and build the legendary Washington Redskins’ seventy-five-year franchise. Tom Mackie is a freelance writer and member of the Pro Football Writers of America. He has covered the NFL since 1998.
Centreville, Maryland: Tidewater Publishers, 1997. Second printing [stated]. Hardcover. xi, , 244 pages. Illustrations. Includes Preface, Epilogue, and Index. Chapters cover For the Good Times (Once Again); Long, Hard Struggle; Another Rude Jolt; Accept No Substitutes; The Fury of It All; How It All Began; To the Rescue; Down and Out; New Life; Ecstasy; Another Title...Then a Slump; Super Bowel Madness; Tale of Two Cities; Tough Times; Aching Hearts; and After the Crime. Baltimore native John Steadman has reported on sports in Baltimore longer than any other writer or broadcaster. He began his journalism career as a part-time reporter with the Baltimore News-Post and later wrote for the Baltimore News American, where he served as sports editor for twenty-eight years. In 1986 he joined the Baltimore Sun as a sports columnist. The author is one of the few sportswriters to have been a professional baseball player and a pro football executive (assistant manager and publicity director of the Baltimore Colts). John Steadman' He was inducted into the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame in 2000. In 1959, he wrote the book "The Greatest Football Game Ever Played: When the Baltimore Colts and New York Giants Faced Sudden Death". Steadman was honored by the Associated Press Sports Editors as the posthumous recipient of the Red Smith Award, America's most prestigious sports writing honor, on June 29, 2001.
Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama: USAF Counterproliferation Center, 2002. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. v, , 325,  pages. Notes. Contributors. Barry R. Schneider is the former Director, U.S. Air Force Counterproliferation Center, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. Author of and contributor to numerous books, including Know Thy Enemy (2002), The Gathering Biological Warfare Storm (2004); The World's Most Threatening Terrorist Networks and Criminal Gangs (2009); and Battlefield of the Future: 21st Century Warfare Issues - Air Theory for the 21st Century (2012). Jerrold M. Post (February 8, 1934 — November 22, 2020) was an American psychiatrist and author. He was an analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency (C.I.A.) and the founder of the Center for the Analysis of Personality and Political Behavior. Post created a number of "psychobiographies" on notable individuals during his tenure at the C.I.A. and is credited in some sources as inventing the field of political psychology. This diverse collection of articles includes discussions on strategic deterrence, the Muslim Brotherhood, Pakistan's leaders, North Korea's leadership, Iran's leadership, Iraq's past experience with Saddam Hussein, Syria's leadership, Libya's leadership, behavior models of adversaries, and the need for precise assessments of rivals.
New York, N.Y. Villard Books, 1991. First Edition [stated]. Hardcover. xiii, 290 pages. Includes Introduction, Illustrations. Conclusion, and Index. Chapters cover On Height: A View from Above; On Myself: Where There's a Wilt, There's a Way; On Athletes: Jockularity; On Basketball: Hoops du Jour; On Other Sports: Games People Play; On Others: Ordinary People; On Life: Things That Piss Me Off; On Celebrity: Tin Gods; On Hollywood: A View from Tinsel Town; On Common Sense: Maybe You Can Help Me Here; On Sex and Love: What Rules the World; and On the Issues of the Day: Wilt's World. Wilt Chamberlain, the most dominant player the game has ever seen, retired from basketball in 1973. Since then, his life has moved in fascinating directions. As Wilt says in his introduction, "I have changed and the world has changed around me. I'm freer to say certain thanks (and, I hope, people are more receptive and more open to the things I have to say). For another thing, I really feel I am one of the most misunderstood celebrities of the century. The misunderstandings come about because of my size, my demeanor, my race, the media. For some inexplicable reason, people assume they know me and know what I think and feel. My guess is, if you're reading this book, you have certain preconceptions about me. My guess is, too, that you're wrong. '.
New York, N.Y. Simon & Schuster, 1995. Second printing [stated]. Hardcover. 282, (6) pages. Signed by Reggie Miller #31 on the front free endpaper. Includes Acknowledgments, and a Foreword by Spike Lee: Reggie & Me. Also includes 17 black and white photographs of Reggie Miller between pages 128 and 129, and an epilogue. The basketball superstar offers his views on life in the NBA, candidly describing life on the Dream Team and offering his opinions on players and coaches. Reginald Wayne Miller (born August 24, 1965) is an American former professional basketball player who played his entire 18-year National Basketball Association (NBA) career with the Indiana Pacers. Miller was known for his precision three-point shooting, especially in pressure situations and most notably against the New York Knicks, for which he earned the nickname "Knick Killer." When he retired, he held the record for most career 3-point field goals made. He is currently third on the list behind Stephen Curry and Ray Allen. A five-time All-Star selection, Miller led the league in free throw percentage five times and won a gold medal in the 1996 Summer Olympics. Miller is widely considered the Pacers' greatest player of all time. His No. 31 was retired by the team in 2006. Currently, he works as an NBA commentator for TNT. On September 7, 2012, Miller was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. A documentary titled Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. the New York Knicks premiered to the public on March 14, 2010, on ESPN.
Buenos Aires: Emece Editores, S. A., 1950. Presumed first printing thus. Hardcover. Format is approximately 4.5 inches by 7 inches. 219,  pages. Formulae. Cover has some wear and soiling. Page browning noted. Book is in Spanish. This is one of the Maestros de la Ciencia series. Emecé Editores is an Argentine publishing house, a subsidiary of Grupo Planeta. Its catalogue contains books on history, politics, economics, art, religion, anthropology, biography, memoirs, children's literature, humor, cooking, popular science, self-help and popular psychology, and the complete works of various authors. The company was founded in 1939 by Mariano Medina del Río, shortly after his arrival from Spain, with the literary collaboration of Álvaro de las Casas, and the support of Medina's former classmate Carlos Braun Menéndez. Emecé's name is derived from the first letters of some of the founders' names (specifically, Mariano, Carlos, Medina, and Casas). In Spanish, M is pronounced "eme" and C "ce". During its early years, the company specialized in books about the region of Galicia, some written in the region's native language. In the subsequent decade, the company established its flagship series, "The Emecé Library of Universal Works" (La Biblioteca Emecé de Obras Universales). To this day, Emecé precedes its works with an epigram from Miguel de Cervantes, to whom the series is dedicated: that books "are honest entertainment, delight with their language, and amaze and suspend [disbelief] with their invention." (Spanish: "Sean de honesto entretenimiento, deleiten con el lenguaje y admiren y suspendan con la invención.") Emecé is one of the largest publishers in Argentina.
Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland: U. S. Army, Ballistic Research Laboratories, 1960. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Stapled into a stiff card binder. 46 pages, plus accession cards at back. Photographs. Appendix. Distribution list (less than 60 copies identified). Ex-library copy with usual library markings. Formerly Confidential but declassified to Unclassified. Markings and cross-outs associated with declassification on covers and pages. The Ballistic Research Laboratory (BRL) at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland was the center for the United States Army's research efforts in ballistics (interior, exterior, and terminal) as well as vulnerability/lethality analysis. In 1992, the BRL's mission, personnel, and facilities were incorporated into the newly created Army Research Laboratory. BRL was "established by the Ordnance Department (Ordnance Corps) because they recognized that Ballistics, the study of the motion of projectiles, provides a rational foundation for the design and development of Ordnance." BRL's permanent technical staff was augmented by a number of eminent scientists and engineers serving in various capacities. Among those was noted American astronomer Edwin P. Hubble who served as Chief of the External Ballistics Branch of the BRL during which he directed a large volume of research in exterior ballistics during the war which increased the effective fire power of bombs and projectiles. His work was facilitated by his personal development of several items of equipment for the instrumentation used in exterior ballistics, the most outstanding development being the high-speed clock camera. The results of his studies was credited with greatly improving design, performance, and military effectiveness of bombs and rockets.
Evanston, IL [?]: Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, 1928. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xxiv, 929,  pages. Format is at times two columns per page. Color Frontis illustration. Foreword by James E. Chapman, Grand Treasurer. Illustrations (including fold-out). Index. Cover has some wear, spine tear and soiling. Overweight and 44 years old, Levere was unable to get a military post in 1917. He applied to the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) and, to his delight, was accepted. Billy Levere had found his niche with the YMCA. He operated a canteen in France and served the American “doughboys” in much the same way he provided care and comfort to collegiate fraternity members across the country. His involvement with the YMCA was so significant that Katherine Mayo dedicated an entire chapter to Levere in her 1920 book on the YMCA in World War I entitled That Damn Y. When the war ended in November of 1918, he threw himself into fraternity work. When he came home, he wanted a national headquarters building to also serve as a national memorial for SAEs, who died in the Great War. At SAE’s 1920 convention, it voted to centralize the government and offices of SAE, fund the construction of a “Central Office Building,” and create a fundraising program to cover the costs. The author, who died shortly before the history was published, gathered and compiled the service records of over 7000 members of the fraternity and set down a few of the notable deeds of S. A. E.'s in 'the titanic conflict'. During the war, an ongoing collection of information was preserved in the Fraternity's periodical The Record, which formed part of the foundation for this more comprehensive history.
Melbourne, Australia: Heinemann, 1958. Third printing [stated]. Contains a minor correction from the first printing -see page ix. Hardcover. xvii, , 319,  pages. Endpaper map. Frontis Illustration. With photographs, diagrams, and maps. Footnotes. Index. DJ, price clipped, in a plastic sleeve, has wear, tears, soiling and chips. Foreword by Lieutenant-General Sir Sydney Rowell, Former Chief of the Australian General Staff.
Canton, OH: The Watts Printing Co., 1901. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Stiff card covers, tied at left side with black cord. Format is approximately 5 inches by 7 inches. Binding is black cord. 51 leaves, plus covers. This consists of black and white photographic illustrations with individual captions. Covers have a few rubs, light soiling, and short creases. There is a number written in blue ink at lower corner of the rear cover. This rare souvenir album contains captioned photographs of the funeral events honoring the slain McKinley in his hometown of Canton, Ohio. One of the photographs of President Theodore Roosevelt and the Cabinet awaiting the arrival of the casket at the Canton Court House. A search of the On-line Catalogue of the Library of Congress on March 27, 2021 identified four copies, two in Ohio Libraries, one at the University of Texas at Austin, and one at a Scottish Rites Temple in Massachusetts. Occasionally copies appear briefly on-line and generally are purchased quickly. Thousands who witnessed the funeral procession as it moved from the McKinley home on Market Avenue N to the church services were “Hushed and Broken in Heart” as they watched the cortege. Mrs. McKinley spent a half hour alone with the casket but she would not attend the funeral services, instead staying at home the rest of the day. The funeral procession began at the McKinley home at 1:14 p.m. and arrived at the First Methodist Church, now Crossroads United Methodist Church, at 1:30 p.m.
Oslo, Norway: Norwegian Defence Construction Service, 1992. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Various paginations (approximately 260 pages). Cover has slight wear and soiling. Figures (including a few color photographs). Tables. References. This compendium was prepared for the Norwegian Defense Construction Service and HQ Defence Command Norway Joint Medical Service. Transmittal letter from A. Jenssen, Chief of Test and Development Section, Fortification Division of the Norwegian Defence Construction Service laid in. This work addresses the physical characteristics of blast waves, blast injury, explosions inside enclosures, firing from enclosures, Damage parameters of complex waves, and provides some conclusions and recommendations. Some of the information was derived from some nuclear weapon tests: Operation Upshot Knothole, Operation Teapot, and Operation Plumbob.
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania: Right Worshipful Grand Lodge of the Most Ancient and Honorable Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania, c1920. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 166,  pages. Cover has some wear and soling. Illustrations (color). Cover title is Honor Roll Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania World War Service 1918. John S. Sell was Grand Master in 1920-1921. Previous owner's information crossed out on fep. The Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, formally The Right Worshipful Grand Lodge of the Most Ancient and Honorable Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania and Masonic Jurisdictions Thereunto Belonging, is the premier masonic organization in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Grand Lodge claims to be the oldest in the United States, and the third oldest in the world after England (est. 1717) and Ireland (est. 1725), having been originally established as the Provincial Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania in 1731. This claim is disputed by both the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts and the Grand Lodge of Virginia. Since its founding in 1894, the Masonic Home of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, now known as the Masonic Villages of Pennsylvania has grown and expanded. The 1400 acres of the Masonic Village at Elizabethtown Campus began as a working farm where the Residents participated in farming chores. The Elizabethtown campus offers charitable services ranging from a children's home and child care center, to 445 beds of Nursing Home services and 971 units of Retirement living consisting of apartments and cottages.
Madison, WI: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1925. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. , 224 pages. Abbreviations. Index. Cover has some wear and soiling. The Gold Star List is organized by Service and then alphabetically by county. This is one of the Publications of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, It is also stated as one of the Wisconsin Historical Publications. Only 6000 were printed. This is an ex-library copy with the usual markings. John G. Gregory was one of Milwaukee’s prominent newspaper editors, historians, and civic leaders. John G. Gregory was born in 1856 and at the age of twelve began his career as a newspaperman. He worked for the Milwaukee Sentinel and the Evening Wisconsin as a typesetter, reporter and editor. He had a lifelong interest in history and published a history of Milwaukee in 1930. He also helped coordinate other Wisconsin histories. He died in 1947. In connection with this work he was associated with the Department of War History of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Among the information sources used to compile this Gold Star List was a card index used in administering the Wisconsin bonus law. Many men from Wisconsin who lost their lives in the World War ere not in the service of the United States or not identified as from Wisconsin. Some of these were enrolled in Canadian unites or in the service of Great Britain or France. The names of the men in these categories rarely or never appear in the lists used to assemble this compilation. There always will remain a mystery as to some whose names slipped out of the records, or who were mistakenly deemed to have died but were later found to have survived.
Lewiston, Maine: Journal printshop and bindery, 1920. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 330 pages. Illustrations. Cover has some wear and soiling. Ink notation at the bottom of page 330, adding in a name meriting recognition. Contents include: History of Company E, Biography, Overseas Experiences, Our Fallen Heroes, and Tabulation. Our Fallen Heroes contains a short history of every boy in Somerset County who gave his life on the battlefield, who died of disease while in the service, or died at home from effects of disease contracted in army life. Tabulation contains a brief alphabetical biography of the war records of the soldiers from ever town and plantation in Somerset County. Company E was part of the Maine National Guard, which consisted of the Second Maine Infantry Regiment and 13 Coast Artillery batteries. The Second Maine served on the Mexican Border, was released from Federal Service only to be reactivated in 1917 after the U.S. entered the First World War. Lessons from the Mexican Border experience were usefully applied on the Western Front. After being 'called up', the regiment was redesignated the 103d Infantry Regiment and became a part of the 26th “Yankee” Division, so named as all of its units were from New England. To bring the 103d to full strength of 3,500 men, soldiers from New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island National Guard units were brought into the regiment. With barely enough time to incorporate the new men into the regiment, the 103d was on its way “over there.”.
New York: Barnes and Noble Books, 1995. Second printing [stated]. Hardcover. Format is approximately 5.5 inches by 8.5 inches. xviii, 237,  pages. Footnotes. Illustrations. Sources. Index. John Laffin (21 September 1922–23 September 2000) was an Australian military historian. In 1941 he enlisted as a Private into the 2nd Australian Imperial Force, subsequently being commissioned as an officer and going on to see active service in the New Guinea campaign in World War II. After the war, Laffin worked for a number of newspapers and magazines and began his own feature service and editing unit. In the early 1960s, he began writing military histories, which after a few years sold well enough to allow him to earn a living as a professional military historian and writer, as well as intermittent pieces of journalism in the field. Laffin was a prodigious author, producing works regularly for publication on a range of modern military history subjects, ranging from conflicts in the Middle East, the Falklands War, and World War II, but the central subject that he returned to repeatedly was the British experience of World War I. In the field of World War I history he castigated the British Army High Command's conduct of military operations in the war as being profligate with the lives of its soldiers. Laffin was the instigator behind the creation of the Australian Corps Memorial Park, at Le Hamel, France, dedicated to the Australian troops who served on the Western Front in World War I. He also founded the Families & Friends of the 1st Australian Imperial Force, a society dedicated to maintaining the historical and cultural memory of the men of Australia's primary expeditionary force that fought in WWI.
Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2017. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. Format is approximately 7 inches by 10 inches. viii, 286 pages. Illustrations. Chapter Notes. Bibliography. Index. The author, who had a varied career that include Law Enforcement and Insurance, explored his inner writer and penned “William Edmondson "Grumble" Jones: The Life of a Cantankerous Confederate." This well researched and documented book chronicles a fellow Emory and Henry (and West Point) graduate from Southwest Virginia that has an ironic connection to his own Texas family. William Edmondson "Grumble" Jones (b. 1824) stands among the most notable Southwest Virginians to fight in the Civil War. The Washington County native graduated from Emory & Henry College and West Point. As a lieutenant in the "Old Army" between service in Oregon and Texas, he watched helplessly as his wife drowned during the wreck of the steamship Independence. He resigned his commission in 1857. Resuming his military career as a Confederate officer, he mentored the legendary John Singleton Mosby. His many battles included a clash with George Armstrong Custer near Gettysburg. An internal dispute with his commanding general, J.E.B. Stuart, resulted in Jones's court-martial conviction in 1863. Following a series of campaigns in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, he returned to the Shenandoah Valley and died in battle in 1864, leaving a heroic legacy.
France: American Expeditionary Forces, Office of the Commanding General, 1918. Original letter and photograph, professionally matted and framed. Typed Letter Signed and Photograph [Framed together]. Frame is approximately 16.5 inches by 12 inches, It has been professionally framed (brown wood). There are two items, within a single matte, in the frame. Both are approximately 5 inches by 7 inches. On the right side is a black and white photograph of General John J. Pershing in dress uniform. On the left is a typed personal letter to Congressman Luther W. Mott, signed by John J. Pershing, on American Expeditionary Forces Office of the Commanding General stationery. It is dated February 9, 1918. In the letter General Pershing assures Congressman Mott that he has directed that the matter of Private William C. Moore, Base Hospital No. 39, brought to his attention by Col. Peed [Medical Corps], be given attention. Luther Wright Mott (November 30, 1874 – July 10, 1923) was a United States Representative from New York. He graduated from Harvard University in 1896. Mott began his career at the First National Bank of Oswego, which was owned by his family, and he eventually became vice president. He was a founder of the Oswego Chamber of Commerce, created by merging two other organizations, and he served as its president. He was a delegate to the 1908 Republican National Convention and he was president of the New York State Bankers' Association from 1910 until 1911. Mott was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-Second and to the six succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1911 until his death in Oswego in 1923. During World War I Mott organized of the 9th Division of the New York Naval Militia in Oswego. He also aided in the organization of a division in Fulton.
New York: William Morrow, 2008. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xxiii, , 481,  pages. Illustrations. Recipes. Cast of Characters. Notes. Index. Inscribed by the author. Inscription reads To Kailin--Cokie Roberts. The book addresses women's public roles and private responsibilities during the Presidential terms of John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe. Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne Roberts (née Boggs; born December 27, 1943), best known as Cokie Roberts, is an American journalist and author. She is a reporter on contract to National Public Radio as well as a regular roundtable analyst for the current This Week With George Stephanopoulos. Roberts also works as a commentator for ABC News, serving as an on-air analyst for the network. She serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations such as the Kaiser Family Foundation and was appointed by President George W. Bush to his Council on Service and Civic Participation. Roberts serves as a senior news analyst and commentator (since 1992) for NPR, where she was the congressional correspondent for more than ten years. In addition to her work for NPR, Roberts is a political commentator for ABC News, serving as an on-air analyst for the network. Roberts was the co-anchor of the ABC News' Sunday morning broadcast, This Week with Sam Donaldson & Cokie Roberts from 1996 to 2002, while serving as the chief congressional analyst for ABC News. She covered politics, Congress and public policy, reporting for World News Tonight and other ABC News broadcasts.
New York: Billboard Books, 2000. First Printing [Stated]. Trade paperback. Format is approximately 7.75 inches by 11.25 inches. 64 pages Illustrated covers (color). Profusely illustrated (color). Chapters cover Christina's wish Comes True; The Little Girl With the Big Voice; The Note That Changed Her Life; One Crazy Carpet Ride; Christina's Secret Crush; True Friends; She's Stylin'; and 21st Century Girl. Also contains Test Your "Tina Trivia", and Discography. Packed with great photos and essential facts, this unofficial book gives the lowdown on Christina's extraordinary life, with special features on fashion and make-up, friendships, and romance. If you love Christina, you'll love this book! This colorful edition shares the full story of how this down-to-earth girl shot to international fame, from the Mickey Mouse Club to Mulan, and much, much more. It's an essential for every Christina Aguilera fan! Molly MacDermot found the teen years hard until she discovered books and a diary, which she wrote in daily. Molly served as Editor-in-Chief of five national magazines, including J-14, the #1 teen entertainment magazine in the US. She conceptualized and managed several teen websites and their social media components. Molly is a regular columnist, consults as a media strategist and has written five young adult books. Molly was featured in The New York Times, Adweek, Mediaweek, and Folio, and has appeared on MTV, Vh1, Inside Edition and several morning television shows to talk about pop culture and the youth market. Molly started her career at The New Yorker, and previously worked at Marie Claire (Australia) and Redbook.