Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2010. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 575,  pages. Frontis illustration. Illustrations. Foreword by Peter Lax. Afterward by Richard Garwin. Timeline: Selected Events in Edward Teller's Life. Biographical Names. Notes. Index. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Corners of several pages creased. Istvan Hargittai, Ph.D., D.Sc. (Budapest, Hungary), is the author of several acclaimed books including the six-volume Candid Science series of interviews with famous scientists; Judging Edward Teller; The Road to Stockholm: Nobel Prizes, Science, and Scientists; The Martians of Science: Five Physicists Who Changed the Twentieth Century; and The DNA Doctor: Candid Conversations with James D. Watson. Dr. Hargittai is professor of chemistry at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics and head of the George A Olah Ph.D. School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. He is a member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, a foreign member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, and a member of the Academia Europaea in London. His work on the Teller book was assisted by a generous grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Edward Teller (January 15, 1908 – September 9, 2003) was a Hungarian-American theoretical physicist who is known colloquially as "the father of the hydrogen bomb" Teller was known both for his scientific ability and for his difficult interpersonal relations and volatile personality. Teller found support from the U.S. government and military research establishment, particularly for his advocacy for nuclear energy development, a strong nuclear arsenal, and a vigorous nuclear testing program.
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Lincoln, NE: Potomac Books [An imprint of the University of Nebraska Press], 2018. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xx, , 246,  pages. DJ has some wear, tears, and soiling. Foreword by Stanley McCrystal. Notes. Contributors. Maximillian Michael Brooks (born May 22, 1972) is an American actor and author. He is the son of comedy filmmaker Mel Brooks and actress Anne Bancroft. He is a senior fellow at the Modern War Institute at West Point, New York. John Amble is the editorial director of the Modern War Institute at West Point and co-director of the Urban Warfare Project. He is also a military intelligence officer in the US Army Reserve and a veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan. He holds a BA from the University of Minnesota and an MA in Intelligence and International Security from King’s College London, and has conducted Ph.D. research within the Institute of Middle Eastern Studies at King’s College London. His work has appeared in academic journals and books published by the academic press. He is the co-editor of Strategy Strikes Back: How Star Wars Explains Modern Military Conflict. Lieutenant Colonel ML (Matt) Cavanaugh, Ph.D., is an active duty US Army Strategist with experience in 11 countries and assignments ranging from Iraq to the Pentagon and Korea to New Zealand. He has recently been named a Professor of Practice with the Arizona State University School of Politics & Global Studies, and is a co-founder of and a Senior Fellow with the Modern War Institute at West Point. Jaym Gates is an author and editor whose focus ranges from futurism consulting to disaster response.
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1971. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 23 cm. xii, , 412,  pages. Footnotes. Index. DJ is price clipped and has little wear and soiling. Previous owner's name in ink. Wilfrid L. Kohl, Ph.D. was a Research Professor of International Relations and Director of the International Energy and Environment Program. Wilfrid Kohl was a former director of SAIS's Bologna Center and associate director of Columbia University's Institute on Western Europe. Kohl had been an international affairs fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the Brookings Institution. He had been a consultant to the Office of Technology Assessment, and a staff member of the National Security Council. He was the author of articles and books including the highly regarded French Nuclear Diplomacy, After the Second Oil Crisis, America and Japan, International Institutions for Energy Management, and After the Oil Price Collapse.
Washington, D.C. National Defense University, Research Directorate, 1979. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. xii, 121,  pages. Cover has some wear and soiling. Endnotes. Tables. Figure. Includes an introduction about the author, a Foreword, a Preface; as well as chapters on The Arithmetic of War; The Status Determination Process; Domestic Developments, Paris, January 1973--and Its Aftermath; The Ford Administration--An Interim; President Carter and the MIA Issue, and Conclusions. Also contains Abbreviations Used in the Text and Bibliography. The Vietnam war, although a limited one for the United States, approached a total war for the Vietnamese. Suffering and losses were undoubtedly widespread throughout that country. The blame for these adversities has been placed on America, and particularly on the aviators who were the instruments of much o f this misfortune--among them the missing men. It would seem highly optimistic to think that the Vietnamese, motivate by compassion, would make an extraordinary effort to ease the anguish of even 2,500 American families. Whether there will ever be an adequate accounting of the men missing in southeast Asia is extremely doubtful. There never was one in any previous conflict. The Government did the families--and therefore the lost men--a tragic disservice by encouraging the belief that there would be such an accounting in this war.
New York: The Free Press, 1988. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xiv, 193,  pages. Includes Map, Illustrations, Preface, Acknowledgments, The Ideology of Lynching; Chicago Boy; Trial by Jury; The Shock of Exoneration; Washington, D.C.; Revolution; Race and Sex; No Longer White; Also includes Notes, Bibliography, and Index. At lest three thousand blacks have been lynched in the United States since Emancipation. But in addition to the terrible crime perpetrated against those whose lives were cut short by torture and terror, the victims have also suffered oblivion. Almost nobody knows their names--except that of Emmett Till (1941-55). Why the memory of his brief life and his ugly death can not be erased is ultimately the subject of this book. A Death in the Delta is not a general history of lynching in microcosm, nor is it an examination of the rape complex, nor is it intended as more than an illustration of the fatal operations of white supremacy. The author has tried only to be faithful to the relevant facts of the case, to elucidate its impact, and then to consider its significance. This book is a powerful recreation of a terrifying episode in American race relations. This story illuminates both change and continuity in the modern South. Evocatively written and intellectually engaging, this book will appeal to anyone interested in understanding the roots of our racial dilemma. Stephen J. Whitfield holds the Max Richter Chair in American Civilization at Brandeis University, where he has taught since 1972. He is the author of eight books, including A Death in the Delta (1988), The Culture of the Cold War (1991) and In Search of American Jewish Culture (1999).
New York: Avon Books, 1997. Third Printing [stated]. Hardcover. xiv, 290 pages. Illustrations. Index. Slight soiling and scratches to DJ. Inscribed by Sweeney on the fep. Inscription reads To Joe Frost Best Wishes C W. Sweeney. Bookplate inside front cover. The author recounts his World War II encounters with Paul Tibbets, the pilot of the revolutionary B-29 bomber who would eventually select him to lead the atomic mission to Nagasaki. Charles W. Sweeney served as a major in the 393rd Bombardment Squadron. He was regularly assigned to the Great Artiste as the aircraft commander and participated in the mission to bomb Hiroshima as co-pilot of the Great Artiste. Days later, he was the aircraft commander on strike plane Bockscar during the Nagasaki Mission. Then Major Charles Sweeney piloted the B-29 Superfortress that dropped the second atomic bomb in Nagasaki, for which he was awarded the Silver Star. He retired from the military in May 1976 with the rank of Major General. When the Enola Gay dropped its uranium bomb on the city, unleashing the power of atomic energy for the first time as a weapon of war, the Great Artiste dropped measuring instruments. On Aug. 9, Major Sweeney piloted the Bockscar, carrying a plutonium bomb even more powerful than the Enola Gay's bomb. At 11:01 a.m., the bomb was dropped on the industrial city of Nagasaki, killing and wounding tens of thousands, heavily damaging a steelworks and arms plant and demolishing thousands of residential buildings, according to an American bombing survey.
Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc, 1961. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. 442,  pages. Includes Illustrations. Appendices: Bibliography, Notes, and Obituaries, and two Indexes. DJ is in a plastic sleeve. Lewis Littlepage persuaded John Paul Jones to fight the Russians; Gave Military advice to Potemkin; Loaned money to Madame de Lafayette and served as emissary of Stanislas II Poniatowski, lst king of Poland. Lewis Littlepage explored and experienced almost every aspect of European life and politics, and shared in many of the earthshaking events of the final quarter of the eighteenth century-- the French Revolution, the triumphs of Catherine the Great, the obliteration of Poland, the rise of Napoleon. Intellectuals shared his company-- Beaumarchais, Rivarol, Thomas Paine. Men of action--Field Marshal Suvorov, Lafayette, Thaddeus Kosciuszko-- sought and used his talents. The present author's discovery in the Polish and other archives of data on Littlepage's life, an important figure at last emerges.
New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1968. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. 576 pages. Illustrations. Honors. Sources. Index. DJ is in a plastic sleeve. Herbert Childs (1904-1971) was born in Iron Mountain, Michigan, and educated at Macalester College, He became a magazine editor and freelance writer while still in his early twenties. Hoping to write the life of a famous character in Patagonia, he took his bride to that remote land on a yearlong honeymoon that resulted in his first book, El Jimmy. A captain in the infantry during World War II, he served in occupied Japan. His novel, Way of a Gaucho, was made into a motion picture. In researching An American Genius, Herbert Childs steeped himself in Ernest O. Lawrence’s correspondence and other papers and has had over eight hundred interviews with people in all walks of life who knew the physicist.
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1918. Presumed first printing thus. Reprinted from The Broadside, A Journal for The Naval Reserve Force. Hardcover. Format is approximately 5 inches by 7.75 inches. viii, 87,  pages. Name of previous owner written in ink on fep. Decorative front and back covers. Covers worn, soiled, edges rubbed and chipped. With 31 Illustrations in Black-and-White by Richard Dorgan. Includes Dedication: To my buddies, an unscrupulous, clamorous crew of pirates, as loyal and generous a lot as ever returned a borrowed dress jumper with dirty tapes; to numerous jimmy-legs and P. O,'s whose cantankerous tempers have furnished me with much material for this book; and also to a dog, an admirable dog whom I choose to call Mr. Fogerty, with apologies to this dog if in these pages his slave has unwittingly maligned his character or in any way cast suspicion or in any way cast suspicion upon his moral integrity. James Thorne Smith, Jr. (March 27, 1892 – June 20, 1934) was an American writer of humorous fiction under the byline Thorne Smith. He is best known today for the two Topper novels, comic fantasy fiction involving sex, much drinking and ghosts. With racy illustrations, these sold in the 1930s and were equally popular in paperbacks of the 1950s. Smith was born in Annapolis, Maryland, the son of a Navy commodore, and attended Dartmouth College. Following hungry years in Greenwich Village, working part-time as an advertising agent, Smith achieved meteoric success with the publication of Topper in 1926.
London: MacDonald, 1964. Presumed First U.K. Edition, First printing. Hardcover. , 267,  pages. Illustrations. Tabular information. Index. Color portraits on Title pages of Lord McGowan and Sir Ernest Oppenheimer. Cover has some wear and soiling. Robin Jacques (27 March 1920 – 18 March 1995) was a British illustrator whose work was published in more than 100 novels and children's books. He is notable for his long collaboration with Ruth Manning-Sanders, illustrating many of her collections of fairy tales from all over the world. In much of his work, Jacques employed the stippling technique. Jacques (born Jaques) was the son of World War One pilot Robin Jaques and his wife, Mary. His sister Hattie Jacques became a well-known actress. When his sister added a 'c' to her surname, he did as well. Jacques taught himself to be an artist and began working in an advertising agency in his teens. Although he had no formal art training, he enjoyed drawing and used anatomy books, items in the Victoria and Albert Museum, and objects in his surroundings for his instruction. Jacques was art editor for Strand magazine and art director for the Central Office of Information. He began teaching at Harrow College of Art in 1973 and at Canterbury Art College and Wimbledon Art College in 1975. Jacques was prolific: he illustrated over 100 novels and children's books from the 1940s to the 1980s. His work is notable for its detail and expressive characters. A. P. Cartwright was a noted author who frequently wrote on South African topics.
London: Collins, 1957. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 382,  pages. Frontis illustration. Illustrations. Map. Foreword by John Cunningham. DJ has wear, tears, soiling, and is price clipped. Some endpaper and page discoloration. Flight Lieutenant Cecil Frederick "Jimmy" Rawnsley DSO, DFC, DFM & Bar (16 March 1904 – 12 February 1965) was a Royal Air Force night fighter observer radar operator and gunner during the Second World War. He flew many of his sorties with John "Cat's Eyes" Cunningham who was credited with 20 kills, of which 19 were claimed at night, and 17 of which were achieved with Rawnsley. On 4 April 1941 he was awarded a Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM) to which he added a Bar on 23 May of the same year. With mounting success he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) on 19 September 1941. In January 1943, Rawnsley transferred to No. 85 Squadron RAF along with Cunningham. Rawnsley published (with Robert Wright) a memoir detailing his wartime career in the book Night Fighter. Covering his partnership with Cunningham, it gives a clear insight into the methods the pair used to find and down enemy aircraft. Robert Wright (1906 – 1992) was a historian and biographer of Hugh Dowding, the RAF's commanding officer in the Battle of Britain. Wright served as Dowding's personal assistant during the Battle. In his book Dowding and the Battle of Britain (1969) Wright was one of the early proponents of the Big Wing conspiracy theory that blamed Trafford Leigh-Mallory and the British Air Ministry for Dowding's removal from command at the end of the battle.
London: Seeley Service & Co., 1971. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 237,  pages. Footnotes. Illustrations. Notes. Appendices. Bibliography. DJ is worn, soiled, torn, chipped and price clipped. Some endpaper soiling. Some pencil marks noted. Donald F. Featherstone (20 March 1918 – 3 September 2013) was a British author of more than forty books on wargaming and military history. Donald Featherstone was born on 20 March 1918 in London. and during the Second World War, he joined the Royal Armoured Corps. An account of his war experiences can be found in his book Lost Tales. Featherstone was first introduced to wargaming by reading H. G. Wells' Little Wars and his first opponent was his brother. His second opponent was Tony Bath many years later in 1955. In 1960 the two of them began editing the UK version of the War Game Digest, a seminal wargaming newsletter started by Jack Scruby in the United States. Featherstone expressed disapproval of articles "attempting to spread an aura of pseudo-science over what is a pastime". In 1962, he started his own periodical, Wargamer's Newsletter. In 1961, he organized the first UK wargames convention at his home in Southampton. Two years later he organized the first National Wargames Championships Convention at a local hotel which was attended by about a hundred wargamers from all over the country. In 1977 he was one of the founder members of the British Commission for Military History. In 1978, Featherstone appeared on the BBC to promote the hobby. After a discussion with Paddy Griffith, Featherstone realized that wargaming as a hobby could considerably aid in understanding military history.
New York: Doubleday, 2000. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 512 pages. Illustrations. Endpaper maps. Genealogy table. Notes. Index. Signed by the author on the title page. DJ has minor sticker residue. Fep has minor scuff. William Roe Polk (born 1929 in Fort Worth, Texas) is a veteran foreign policy consultant, author, and relation of president James K. Polk . He is a former professor of history at Harvard University and the University of Chicago. Polk was appointed by President Kennedy to the State Department's Policy Planning Council focusing on the Middle East and North Africa. While there he served as a member of the Cuban Missile Crisis management team. In 1961 Polk was a Guggenheim Fellow in Near Eastern Studies. Polk resigned from the federal government to join the University of Chicago as Professor of History in 1965. Polk became president of the Adlai Stevenson Institute of International Affairs, which hosted the 20th Pugwash Conference on nuclear weapons problems, and contributed to planning the United Nations Environmental Program. During the 1967 Six-Day War he wrote a draft peace treaty and to serve as an advisor to McGeorge Bundy, who was President Johnson’s representative during that crisis. Polk was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He has lectured at the Canadian Institute of International Relations, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, and the Institute of World Economy and International Affairs of the Soviet (now Russian) Academy of Sciences, as well at over a hundred universities and colleges. William Polk was also the foreign policy adviser for Democratic candidate Dennis Kucinich's presidential campaign.
Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2010. Eighth Printing. Hardcover. xxviii, 164 pages. Inscribed by the author on the fep.. Includes Acknowledgments, Introduction, References, and Index. Also includes Chapters on Objections to Diversity; Combining Forces, Point View; Preconceived Notions Have Roots; What's Easy for You Is Hard for Me; Unwritten Rules; We Hire for Difference and Fire Because they Are Not the Same; and The Tools in Your Toolbox. Chapters cover Beware of Noah's Ark; The Elephant and the Mouse; Tell Your Grandma to Go Home; What's Easy for You Is Hard for Me and How to Navigate the Differences; Getting Out of Your Own Comfort Zone; Unwritten Rules; We Hire for Difference and Fire Because They Are Not the Same; Think about the People on Your Team; Learn to Recognize Other People's "Grandmas"; Fair and Equal with Access, Knowledge, and Feedback; Be Careful with Your Words, and How You Interpret the Words of Others. The Silent Have Something to Say; Results Should Be the Determinant. Also contains Conclusion. Laura Ann Liswood (born March 8, 1950) is Secretary General of the Council of Women World Leaders, which is composed of 72 women presidents, prime ministers, and heads of government. It is the only organization in the world dedicated to women heads of state and government. The Council's mission is to promote good governance and enhance the experience of democracy globally by increasing the number, effectiveness, and visibility of women who led at the highest levels in their countries. From 2002 to 2015, Liswood held the position of Senior Advisor at Goldman Sachs, a global investment bank.
Boston: Gambit Incorporated, 1973. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xiii, , 498,  pages. Frontis illustration. Foreword. Acknowledgments. Illustrations. Epilogue. Bibliography. Index. Has 23 chapters: A Baptism (1613); The Wonderful Year (1625); Diplomacy and Conscience (1631-1634); New England (1635-1636); Mistress Anne (1635-1637); Young Harry and Black Tom (1638-1641); The Parliamentary Revolution (1640-1642); The Drift to War (1642); Young Vane and the Scots Alliance (1643); Maelstrom (1644); The End of the War (1645-1646); Vane and the Army (1647); The Death of the King (1648-1649); Vane and the Commonwealth (1649-1653); Retirement and Reflections (1653-1658); The Cave of the Winds (Richard's Parliament: January 27-April 22, 1659); The Rump Sits Again (May 7-October 13, 1649); The Army's Interruption (October 13-December 26, 1659); The Rump Roasted (December 26, 1659-August 28, 1660); The Furies (August, 1660-January, 1662); A Summing Up (q660-1662); Due Process of Law (1662); Martyr and Witness (1662). Jack Hale Adamson (1918–1975) was a literary scholar, biographer, teacher, and university administrator. He earned a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1956. He was appointed as professor of English at the University of Utah. Along with co-author Harold F. Folland, he wrote The Shepherd of the Ocean, a biography of Sir Walter Raleigh. The book was named a "Notable Book of 1969" by the New York Times. In 1974, Adamson and Folland published a biography of Sir Henry Vane the Younger, early governor of Massachusetts and central figure in the English Revolution. It was nominated for the National Book Award.
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2001. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. ix, , 208,  pages. Illustrations. Name of previous owner in ink on fep. Includes Acknowledgments, Notes, and Index, as well as chapters on Overview, The Origin of Oil, Oil reservoirs and Oil Traps, Finding It, Drilling Methods, Size and Discoverability of Oil Fields; Hubbert Revisited; Rate Plots; The Future of Fossil Fuels; Alternative Energy Sources; and A New Outlook. Also includes Notes and Index. Kenneth S. Deffeyes was a geologist who worked with M. King Hubbert, the creator of the Hubbert peak theory, at the Shell Oil Company research laboratory in Houston, Texas. He claimed Chickasaw ancestry. Deffeyes made a lively personal impression. McPhee characterized him in Basin and Range (1981): "Deffeyes is a big man with a tenured waistline. His hair flies behind him like Ludwig van Beethoven. He lectures in sneakers. His voice is syllabic, elocutionary, operatic. ... His surname rhymes with 'the maze.'" Deffeyes earned a B.S. in petroleum geology from the Colorado School of Mines and a Ph.D. in geology from Princeton University, studying under F.B. van Houten. Deffeyes Ph.D. dissertation research concerned volcanic ashfalls in Nevada that had been altered to zeolites. Not much was known about the potential uses of zeolites, so Deffeyes wrote a review paper on zeolites in sedimentary rocks. This resulted in the founding of the natural zeolite industry. Zeolites have important uses in water purification, as catalysts in the petrochemical industry, and as molecular sieves. He taught at Princeton from 1967 to 1998, when he gained emeritus status. He was the author of Hubbert's Peak.
New York: David McKay Company, Inc., 1966. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xi, , 332,  pages. Endpaper map. Bibliography. Index. DJ has some wear and soiling. John Upton Terrell gained critical acclaim as a historian of the Old West. The author of more than 40 books, Terrell’s work included war reportage, novels and stories. But he was best known for his histories of the Old West, a region for which he had a particular affinity. He wrote for the San Francisco Chronicle, was a West Coast editor for the old United Press and covered Gen. George Patton’s 3rd Army in World War II for Newsweek. His books include: “The Arrow and the Cross: A History of the American Indian and the Missionaries,” “Furs by Astor,” “Journey Into Darkness” and “Faint the Trumpet Sounds” (with George Walton). A novel, “Plume Rouge,” briefly made the New York Times best seller list before World War II. Col. George Walton is best known as the co-author of The Devil's Brigade. He was a lawyer, academician, and WWII army officer who saw active duty in Africa, Sicily, Italy, France, and Germany. He later served in a senior position with the Selective Service System.
New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1995. First American edition [Stated]. First printing [stated]. Hardcover. xii, 180 pages. Includes List of Illustrations (some in color), Acknowledgments, Map of the Bunker under the Reichschancellery; Diagram of the Skull; Chronology of the Last Days in the Berlin Bunker; and Preface. Also includes Part 1--Hitler's Body--The Last Prize, 1945 "These Bones Have Never Been Found"; 1968: The Russian Bombshell; 1979: "Hitler Was Not a Coward"; The Discovery of Hitler's Skull; Bitter Almonds: The Forensic Evidence; 1995; These Bones Have Never Been Found; 1968: The Russian Bombshell 1979; "Hitler Was Not a Coward''; The Discovery of Hitler's Skull; Bitter Almonds: The Forensic Evidence; 1995; Professor Zyagin's Independent Verdict; Part II--Hitler's Other Remains; The Spy in the Bunker; Hitler's Sketchbook; The Bavarian Squire: Hitler's Photography Album. Also includes Epilogue: Other Secrets in the Russian Archives; Appendix A: The Fate of Hitler's Relatives; Appendix B: Russian Archives Consulted During Research, Annotated Bibliography, and Index. This book is a detective story. It explores one of the most enduring mysteries of our day: How, exactly did Adolf Hitler die? For fifty years historians, soldiers, forensic doctors, and weapons experts have wrangled over Hitler's last days, painstakingly piecing together the evidence in an effort to understand what happened in the Berlin Bunker in the last week of April 1945. New theories have appeared every few years, each one adding to the story--and to the mystery and confusion. No one yet has been able to answer all the doubts and uncertainties which remain since then.
London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1947. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 488 pages. Frontis illustration. Illustrations. Folding maps (with some color). Eight appendices. Index. Foreword by Field-Marshal J. C. Smuts. Some endpaper discoloration. Some wear, small scuff/tear, and soiling to cover. Some page soiling and discoloration. Major-General Robert John Collins CMG DSO (22 August 1880 – 6 March 1950) was a British Army officer who became Commandant of the Staff College, Camberley. Educated at Marlborough College, Collins, after service with the 6th Warwick Militia during the Second Boer War, was commissioned into the Royal Berkshire Regiment in 1899. He fought in the Second Boer War and then served with the Egyptian Army until 1911 and attended the Staff College, Camberley from 1913 to 1914. He took part in the First World War, becoming Chief Instructor at the Staff School in Cambridge during the last year of the war. He was appointed Commander of 73rd Brigade later in 1918 and became an instructor at the Staff College, Camberley in 1919 before taking up a post as Director of Military Training in India in 1924. He went on to be Commandant of the Small Arms School in 1929 and General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the 3rd (Meerut) Indian Division in 1934 before retiring in 1938. He was recalled at the start of the Second World War to be (GOC) of the 61st Infantry Division followed by being made Commandant of the Staff College, Camberley before retiring again in 1941. He was author of Lord Wavell, 1883-1941 - A military biography (Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1947).
Bloomington, IN: Balboa Press, A Division of Hay House, 2011. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Trade paperback. 116,  pages. Illustrations. Text is in both English and Spanish. Inscribed on the half-title by the author. Inscription reads Dear Carlos: May this book be a reminder of the superhero that resides within you. Honi Borden. A true story of a seven-year--old girl who experienced a superhuman power following a fatal car crash. The author of this book does not dispense medical advice or prescribe the use of any technique as a form of treatment for physical, emotional, or medical problems without the advice of a physician, either directly or indirectly. The intent of the author is only to offer information of general nature to help you in your quest for emotional and spiritual well-being. In the event you use any of the information in this book for yourself, which is your constitutional right, the author and the publisher assume no responsibility for your actions. Includes Acknowledgment, as well as Honi Borden's Notes to Adults. Includes Reviews by Children, as well as Reviews by Adults.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1928. Second printing [stated]. Hardcover. Format is approximately 4.5 inches by 6.75 inches. 210,  pages. Cover has some wear and soiling. Some fading of gold lettering on front cover and spine. Small piece at bottom of 209/210 missing--no loss of text. The author was President of Brown University. Inscribed by the author on the fep. Inscription reads Best wishes to Mrs. William J. Gould who has helped so many in facing live W. H. P. Faunce Oct 31, 1928. These addresses were made to the students of Brown University at morning chapel service. They were too brief to allow logical development...and they do not pretend to have any clear connection one with another. Yet, roughly speaking, the first four groups do have some correspondence with the four college years, while the last group is addressed to those who are leaving the college campus and finding their place in the larger world beyond it. The sections are The New Environment, The Widening Horizon, The Deepening Faith, Persistent Problems, and Beyond College Gates. Some of the addresses are titled: Tyranny of Democracy, Two Kinds of Hypocrisy, Lessons Not Found in Books, The Social Message of Religion, Optimist or Pessimist?, The Meaning of Temperance, The Power of Focus, Continuous Education, What is America?, and The Meaning of Change.
New York, N.Y. HarperCollinsPublishers, 2003. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. viii, , 372,  pages. Notes. Bibliography, Index. Part of rear flyleaf torn away. Includes Introduction, Prologue, Epilogue, Acknowledgments, Notes, Bibliography, and Index. Part one Chapters cover Connecticut Yankee; Sad Sack; Awakenings; Circle of Friends; A Steeled Bolshevik; Yasha; Tradecraft; Konspiratsia; Clever Girl; Russian Roulette, and Closing In; Part Two covers The Reality: In from the Cold; Hoover's Turn; Red Spy Queen; The Lady Appears; Un-American Activities; She Said, He Said; The Spotlight; and My Life as a Spy. Part Three covers The Ruin: The Center Cannot Hold, Back in the Act; Under Attack; An Unsettled Woman; and The Wayward Girl Comes Home. Lauren Kessler is an American author, and immersion journalist who specializes in narrative nonfiction. She teaches storytelling for social change at the University of Washington and for the Forum of Journalism and Media in Vienna. Lauren Kessler's education includes Ph.D., University of Washington, 1980; MS, University of Oregon, 1975; and B.S.J., Northwestern University, 1972. Kessler is the author of ten works of narrative nonfiction. Kessler is the author of Washington Post best-seller Clever Girl: Elizabeth Bentley, the Spy Who Ushered in the McCarthy Era, a biography of Elizabeth Bentley. Kessler's journalism and essays have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Los Angeles Times Magazine, O Magazine, Ladies Home Journal, Woman's Day, Prevention (magazine), newsweekdotcom, salondotcom, The Nation Magazine and Writer's Digest.
New York: Robbins-Engel, Inc., 1925. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. Format is approximately 6 inches by 9 inches., 15,  pages. Decorative cover has at the center the head and shoulders of a Negro with a checkered cap, large bow tie, and a ukulele in both hands. A photograph of Cliff Edwards in at the lower left corner. Cover is partial separated. Cover has some wear and soiling. First page starts out "W. C. Handy's Famous Comic Blues For the Ukulele. In presenting this folio we are not only filling a long-felt want--but are giving you the only book of its kind that ever has been, or ever will be published. ...For the first time in Mr. Handy's career the following famous blues are incorporated in book form, in a manner at once simple yet highly interesting for students and exponents of the ukulele:--St. Louis Blues, Beale Street Blues, Yellow Dog Blues, Aunt Hagar's Blues, Joe Turner Blues, and Ole Miss Blues. The additional numbers were written by Mr. Handy in collaboration with Mr. Walter Hirsch, who also compiled, revised and edited this folio. Acknowledgment of our appreciation is also made hereby for Mr. David Berend's unique and extraordinarily ukulele arrangements. William Christopher Handy (November 16, 1873 – March 28, 1958) was a composer and musician who referred to himself as the Father of the Blues. Handy was the first to publish music in the blues form, thereby taking the blues from a regional style to a new level of popularity. He combined stylistic influences from various performers. He took influence from the dances held by Mississippi blacks, which typically had music in the G major key. He picked the same key for "Saint Louis Blues"
New York: Alfred & Company, 1928. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus (with arrangement). Sheet Music in cover/folio. Format is approximately 7 inches by 10.5 inches Cover illustrated by Barbelle!. Cover has music laid in, not attached. After decorative cover, the next three panels are filled with music advertisements. Some wear, tears and soiling to sheets. The music for St. Louis Blues is in several parts: 1st Part Trumpet, one sheet printed on one side only; 2nd Part, Trumpet, one sheet printed on one side only; 3d Part Trombone or Baritone, one sheet printed on one side only; 4th Part Trombone or Baritone, one sheet printed on one side only, and Piano Accompaniment, Trifold with music printed on three panels and blank on the three back panels. Pencil marks noted on the Piano accompaniment. William Christopher Handy (November 16, 1873 – March 28, 1958) was a composer and musician who referred to himself as the Father of the Blues. Handy was one of the most influential songwriters in the United States. One of many musicians who played the distinctively American blues music, Handy did not create the blues genre but was the first to publish music in the blues form, thereby taking the blues from a regional music style (Delta blues) with a limited audience to a new level of popularity. Handy was an educated musician who used elements of folk music in his compositions. He was scrupulous in documenting the sources of his works, which frequently combined stylistic influences from various performers. Handy also took influence from the square dances held by Mississippi blacks, which typically had music in the G major key. In particular, he picked the same key for his 1914 hit, "Saint Louis Blues"
Rockville Centre, NY: Belwin Inc., 1957. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Sheet Music. Format is approximately 9 inches by 12 inches. 6 pages. Decorative front cover, page two is blank, music (no lyrics) on pages 3-5, and information on music books on back page. Wear, soiling, and pencil marks to back cover. John W. Schaum (January 27, 1905, Milwaukee, - July 18, 1988, Milwaukee) was an American pianist, composer, and educator. Schaum received a Bachelor of Music degree from Marquette University in 1931, a Bachelor of Music Education degree from University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, and a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University in 1934. Schaum began his career as a piano teacher in the late 1920s. In 1933 he founded the Schaum Piano School in Milwaukee. About the same time he began to compose piano music for teaching purposes. He also founded the first company to produce award stickers specifically for music students. Always on the lookout for better materials for his students, Schaum eventually decided to create his own books, beginning in 1941 with Piano Fun for Boys and Girls, which he later revised as the first in a series of nine piano method books that became the Schaum Piano Course, completed in 1945. These books are still widely used today. Over the course of his career, Schaum wrote many more books and hundreds of pieces of sheet music. His arrangement of the Marines' Hymn, issued during World War II, sold more than a million copies. Though he received only a fixed fee of $15 for this work, its success attracted the attention of Belwin Publications, for whom he went on to produce more than a hundred sheet music arrangements.