New York: Harper [An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers], 2016. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 430,  pages. Occasional footnotes. Signed First Edition sticker on the front of the DJ. Signed on a specially bound edition sheet in advance of the title page. Illustrated endpaper. Minor soiling at bottom of front endpaper. Michael Chabon (born May 24, 1963) is an American novelist, screenwriter, columnist and short story writer. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, graduating in 1984. He received a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from the University of California, Irvine. Chabon's first novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh (1988). He followed it with Wonder Boys (1995) and two short-story collections. In 2000, he published The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, a novel that John Leonard would later call Chabon's magnum opus. It received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2001. His novel The Yiddish Policemen's Union, an alternate history mystery novel won the Hugo, Sidewise, Nebula and Ignotus awards; his serialized novel Gentlemen of the Road appeared in book form in the fall of the same year. In 2012, Chabon published Telegraph Avenue, billed as "a twenty-first century Middlemarch," concerning the tangled lives of two families in the San Francisco Bay Area. His latest novel, Moonglow, is a fictionalized memoir of his maternal grandfather, based on his deathbed confessions under the influence of powerful painkillers in Chabon's mother's California home in 1989. Chabon's work is characterized by complex language, and the frequent use of metaphor along with recurring themes such as nostalgia, divorce, abandonment, fatherhood, and most notably issues of Jewish identity.
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New York: Celadon Books, 2020. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xii, , 446,  pages. Illustrations. Author's Note. Glossary. Principal Characters. Index. DJ has some wear and soiling. John Owen Brennan (born September 22, 1955) is a former American intelligence officer who served as the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) from March 2013 to January 2017. He served as chief counterterrorism advisor to U.S. President Barack Obama, with the title Deputy National Security Advisor for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, and Assistant to the President. Brennan was appointed Deputy National Security Advisor. Brennan's 25 years with the CIA included work as a Near East and South Asia analyst, as station chief in Saudi Arabia, and as director of the National Counterterrorism Center. After leaving government service in 2005, Brennan became CEO of The Analysis Corporation, a security consulting business. Brennan served in the White House as Assistant to the President for Homeland Security between 2009 and 2013. Obama nominated Brennan as his next director of the CIA on January 7, 2013. Brennan was approved by the Senate Intelligence Committee on March 5, 2013, to succeed David Petraeus as the Director of the CIA by a vote of 12 to 3. Brennan serves as a senior national security and intelligence analyst for NBC News and MSNBC. His inaugural appearance was on Meet the Press with Chuck Todd on Sunday, February 4, 2018.
New York: Simon and Schuster Paperbacks, 1977. First Printing [Stated]. Trade paperback. 698,  pages. Wraps. Illustrations. Footnotes. Maps. Notes. Sources. Index. David Gaub McCullough (/m k l /; July 7, 1933 – August 7, 2022) was an American historian. He was a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. In 2006, he was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom, one of the United States' highest civilian awards. McCullough earned a degree from Yale University. His first book was The Johnstown Flood (1968), and he wrote nine more on such topics as Harry S. Truman, John Adams, Theodore Roosevelt, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Panama Canal, and the Wright brothers. McCullough also narrated numerous documentaries, such as The Civil War by Ken Burns, as well as the 2003 film Seabiscuit, and he hosted American Experience for twelve years. McCullough's two Pulitzer Prize–winning books, Truman and John Adams, were adapted by HBO into a TV film and a miniseries, respectively. McCullough decided to write a history of the Brooklyn Bridge. It was published in 1972. He also proposed a work about the Panama Canal; both were accepted by the publisher. Five years later, The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal was released, gaining McCullough widespread recognition. In 1977, McCullough traveled to the White House to advise Jimmy Carter and the United States Senate on the Torrijos-Carter Treaties, which would give Panama control of the Canal. Carter later said that the treaties, which were negotiated to transfer ownership of the Canal to Panama, would not have passed had it not been for the book.
New York: Penguin Books, 1996. Revised Edition (Updated New Edition) (stated) First printing (stated). Trade paperback. Format is approximately 5.75 inches by 8.25 inches. 526,  pages. Maps. Tabular Data. Illustrations. Appendix. Further Reading. General Index. Index of Localities. Name in ink on first page. Substantial Ink marks and hghlighting to text noted. William Joseph Murnane (March 22, 1945 – November 17, 2000) was an American Egyptologist and author of a number of books and monographs on Ancient Egypt. He was director of the Great Hypostyle Hall Project at Luxor Karnak Temple, was a research associate and held a Dunavant Professorship in the History Department of the Institute of Egyptian Art & Archaeology at the University of Memphis. Several of his scholarly monographs are used as standard references by historians and philologists whilst more popular works, which drew on his considerable knowledge of Ancient Egyptian monuments, are used by tourists. Itineraries include significant pharaonic remains, Christian sites, and (new to this edition) the Islamic monuments around Cairo. This updated classic by a distinguished Egyptologist also covers sites only recently opened to visitors, such as the Nubian temples on the shores of Lake Nasser. Advises on food, lodging, transportation, and local custom. 189 figures. 25 black and white photos. 19 maps.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1960. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. x, , 219,  pages. Maps. Tables. Notes. Bibliography. Index. DJ has some spine fading, wear and soiling. Decorative image on the front cover. The author was associated with the RAND Corporation. Allen Suess Whiting (born October 27, 1926) is an American political scientist and former government official specializing in the foreign relations of China. Whiting was University of Arizona Regents' Professor of Political Science from 1993 to his retirement, having joined the university in 1982. He graduated from Cornell University in 1948, earned a Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1952. He became a researcher at the RAND Corporation and served in several capacities in the U.S. Department of State, including head of the Far Eastern Division of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. He then taught at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1968-1982. Whiting has been a member of the International Institute of Strategic Studies.
New York: Random House, 1986. First Edition [Stated], First Printing. Hardcover. , 321,  pages. Maps. Martin Cruz Smith (born November 3, 1942) is an American mystery novelist. He is best known for his nine-novel series (to date) on Russian investigator Arkady Renko, who was first introduced in 1981 with Gorky Park. From 1965 to 1969, Smith worked as a journalist and began writing fiction in the early 1970s. He wrote two Slocum adult action Western novels under the pen name Jake Logan. Smith has also written a number of other paperback originals, including a series about a character named "The Inquisitor", a James Bond-type agent employed by the Vatican; and a science fiction novel, The Indians Won. Smith wrote three novels in the Nick Carter series. Canto for a Gypsy, his third novel overall and the second to feature Roman Grey, a gypsy art dealer in New York City, was nominated for an Edgar Award. Nightwing (1977), also an Edgar nominee, was his breakthrough novel, and he adapted it for a feature film of the same name (1979). Smith is best known for his novels featuring Russian investigator Arkady Renko whom Smith introduced in Gorky Park (1981). The novel, which was called the "first thriller of the '80s" by Time, became a bestseller and won a Gold Dagger Award from the British Crime Writers' Association. Renko has since appeared in eight other novels by Smith. During the 1990s, Smith twice won the Dashiell Hammett Award from the North American Branch of the International Association of Crime Writers. The first time was for Rose in 1996; the second time was for Havana Bay in 1999.
Philadelphia, PA: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1967. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. xii, , 515,  pages. Front endpaper map. Rear endpaper photographs. Illustrations. Maps. Notes. Appendices [including The Order of Battle, The Role of Airpower, and French Military Abbreviations]. Bibliography. Index. DJ has some wear, soiling, tears and chips. This is one of the Great Battles in History series. DJ has wear, soiling, edge tears and chips. Bernard B. Fall (November 19, 1926 – February 21, 1967) was a prominent war correspondent, historian, political scientist, and expert on Indochina during the 1950s and 1960s. He started fighting for the French Resistance at the age of sixteen, and later the French Army during World War II. In 1950 he first came to the United States for graduate studies at Syracuse University and Johns Hopkins University. He taught at Howard University for most of his career and made regular trips to Southeast Asia to learn about changes and the societies. He predicted the failures of France and the United States in the wars in Vietnam because of their tactics and lack of understanding of the societies. He was killed by a landmine while accompanying United States Marines on a patrol in 1967.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2020. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 577,  pages. Illustrations. Notes. Index. John Robert Bolton (born November 20, 1948) is an American attorney, diplomat, Republican consultant, and political commentator. He served as the 25th United States Ambassador to the United Nations from 2005 to 2006, and as the 26th United States National Security Advisor from 2018 to 2019. Bolton served as a United States Assistant Attorney General for President Ronald Reagan from 1985 to 1989. He served in the State Department as Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs from 1989 to 1993, and Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs from 2001 to 2005. He was an advocate of the Iraq War as a Director of the Project for the New American Century, which favored going to war with Iraq. He was the United States Ambassador to the United Nations from August 2005 to December 2006. Bolton served as the National Security Advisor to President Donald Trump from April 2018 to September 2019. He called for the termination of the Iran nuclear deal, from which the U.S. withdrew in May 2018. He wrote a best-selling book about his tenure in the Trump administration, The Room Where It Happened. Bolton is widely considered a foreign policy hawk and is an advocate for military action and regime change by the US in Iran, Syria, Libya, Venezuela, Cuba, Yemen, & North Korea. A member of the Republican Party, his political views have been described as American nationalist and conservative. He is a former senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), and Fox News Commentator.
New York: Saga Press, 2017. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 466,  pages. Cast of Characters. Illustrations. Gregory Benford (born January 30, 1941) is an American science fiction author and astrophysicist who is Professor Emeritus at the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Irvine. He is a contributing editor of Reason magazine. In 1969 he wrote "The Scarred Man", the first story about a computer virus, published in 1970. Gregory Benford is Professor Emeritus of Physics at the University of California, Irvine. With more than 200 scientific publications, his research encompassed both theory and experiments in the fields of astrophysics and plasma physics. His research has been supported by NSF, NASA, AFOSR, DOE and other agencies. He is an ongoing advisor to NASA, DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) and the CIA. Benford's work in physics at the University of California focused on theoretical and experimental plasma physics, including studies of extremely strong turbulence, particularly in astrophysical contexts, and studies of magnetic structures from the Galactic Center to large-scale galactic jets.
New York: The Penguin Press, 2013. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 499,  pages. Illustrations. Authors' Note. Index. DJ has minor wear and soiling. Mark Evan Halperin (born January 11, 1965) is an American journalist, currently a host and commentator for Newsmax TV. Halperin previously worked as the political director at ABC News, where he served as the editor of the Washington, D.C., newsletter The Note. In 2010, Halperin joined MSNBC, becoming the senior political analyst and a contributor. Along with John Heilemann, Halperin served as co-managing editor of Bloomberg Politics. Halperin and Heilemann co-wrote Game Change and Double Down: Game Change 2012, were co-hosts of MSNBC and Bloomberg's With All Due Respect, and produced and co-starred with Mark McKinnon in Showtime's The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth, which followed the presidential candidates behind the scenes of their campaigns in the 2016 United States Presidential Election. John Arthur Heilemann (born January 23, 1966) is an American journalist and national affairs analyst for NBC News and MSNBC. He is the author of Pride Before the Fall (2001), a book about the Microsoft antitrust case. He has been a staff writer for New York, Wired, and The Economist. He was the host of a four-part documentary series for Discovery called Download: the True Story of the Internet, about the rise of the World Wide Web, which first aired in 2008.
New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2018. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 221,  pages. If there are dangerous fools in this book, there are also heroes, unsung, of course. They are the linchpins of the system, those public servants whose knowledge, dedication, and proactivity keep the machinery running. Michael Lewis finds them, and he asks them what keeps them up at night. Michael Monroe Lewis (born October 15, 1960) is an American author and financial journalist. He has also been a contributing editor to Vanity Fair since 2009, writing mostly on business, finance, and economics. He is known for his nonfiction work, particularly his coverage of financial crises and behavioral finance. Lewis was born in New Orleans and attended Princeton University, from which he graduated with a degree in art history. After attending the London School of Economics, he began a career on Wall Street during the 1980s as a bond salesman at Salomon Brothers. The experience prompted him to write his first book, Liar's Poker (1989). Fourteen years later, Lewis wrote Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game (2003), in which he investigated the success of Billy Beane and the Oakland Athletics. His 2006 book The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game was his first to be adapted into a film, The Blind Side (2009). In 2010, he released The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine. The film adaptation of Moneyball was released in 2011, followed by The Big Short in 2015. Lewis's books have won two Los Angeles Times Book Prizes and been notable selection features on the New York Times Bestsellers Lists.
Washington DC: Department of the Army, Headquarters, 1992. Later printing. Wraps with attachment. Approximately 4 inches by 5.75 inches. Various paginations (32 pages plus covers). Figures. Tabular Data. This Manual supersedes TB CML 92, 14 Feb 63, including all changes. This manual includes Chapter 1. Introduction with a General discussion and a Description. Chapter 2 Operating Instruction includes section I. The ABC-M1A1 RADIAC Calculator and II The M4A1 Nuclear Yield Calculator. With the printed manual is a plastic bag with the designator Calculator Set, RADIAC and Nuclear Yield: BC-M28A1 NSC 6665-00-130-3616. Inside are RADIAC Calculator , ABC-M1A1 which has Instructions on one side and three multicolor circular elements on the other side. The circular calculator has a 4.5 inch diameter. A second disc, entitled Calculator, Nuclear Yield ABC M4A1 is also present with calculation elements on both side. This second circular calculator also has a 4.5 inch diameter. There is a plastic insert with text on each side. One side states Sample Calculations, Calculator, Nuclear Yield, ABC M4A1. The other side states Sample Problem: ABC-M1A1, RADIAC Calculator.
Fort Knox, KY: Department of the Army, 1969. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Single sheet, printed on both sides. Format is 4 inches by 8.25 inches, folded into thirds, with printing on both sides. Some weakness/tearing at the folds. Front panels are: Radiation Rules of Thumb (five listed), Nuclear Strike Warning (STRIKWARN) (believed to be the front panel due to alphanumeric at the bottom), Radiation Transmission Factors for Fallout. Back panels are: NBC 1. Nuclear Burst Observers' Report (listing items B through M with asterisks for information to be transmitted immediately after nuclear explosion), Sample Effective Downwind Message, and Sample NBC 3. Fallout Warning Message.
Washington DC: United States Department of the Army, 1966. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Single sheet, printed on both sides. Format is approximately 2.875 inches by 7.875 inches, printed on both sides. This is a Department of the Army Graphic Training Aid (GTA). Illustrations on one side only. Folded into thirds to easily fit into the pocket of a military uniform. Front side has an illustration of a mushroom cloud with the title Nuclear Burst above it and the word Reporting below the image. The other two sections have a full figure of a soldier looking at a mushroom cloud rising and with images of six hand signals indicating the estimation of the fireball and mushroom cloud width of nuclear explosions with the average width in mils at arm length. The reverse side provides a safety caution and then lists nine elements of what to report to the Nuclear Biological and Chemical Officer, Commanding Officer, or NCO as soon as possible.
Washington DC: Department of the Army, Headquarters and US Marine Corps, 1994. Presumed First Edition, First Printing thus. Wraps. Three hole-punched and staplebound. Format is approximately 8.5 inches by 11 inches. Distribution was authorized to US government agencies only to protect technical or operational information, as well as unclassified, controlled, nuclear information (UCNI) material from automatic dissemination under the International Exchange Program or by other means. This determination was made 29 November 1991. It is understood that due to the passage of time and increase in publicly available information this restriction no longer applies. This publication supercedes the nuclear/radiological portions of FM 3-3, dated 30 September 1986. Various paginations (approximately 300+ pages). Figures. Tables/Tabular Data, Appendices. References. Glossary. Reproducible Forms. This we understand was the Army’s last and most comprehensive word, on how troops would confront the effects of nuclear weapons on the battlefield. IT was also jointly issued with the Marine Corps since their troops could also be expected to be on the ground in a 'post-detonation' operational environment. Much of the emphasis is on establishing and communicating the spatial extent of fallout from adversarial nuclear weapons explosions, and understanding its impact on battlefield operations. This really is the definitive work on the subject at the end of the Twentieth Century. Included also is AREA PREDICTOR, RADIOLOGICAL FALLOUT, ABC-M5A2, a 24”X39” flexible translucent overlay sheet with stenciled templates for first-order fallout area delineation on US Army maps; its use is fully described in the FM 3-3-1 manual.
Livermore, CA: University of California, Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, 1964. Preprint, believed to be one of a number of contemporary multiple copies. Comb binding. Preprint No. 64AU58. UCRL-7350 Rev. 1. September 12, 1963. Printed on one side only. v, 43 pages. Illustrations. Formulae. Tables/Tabular Data. References. Format is primarily 8.5 inches by 11 inches. Cover page and title page is a slightly smaller format that the remaining pages of the report. David D. Rabb was born Aug. 1, 1915, in Denver, Colo. He attended the University of Arizona, graduating in 1939. He served in the Army in World War II and retired as a Lt. Col. in 1977. Rabb worked in mining and metallurgy. In addition to working at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, he worked for the Army Inspector General’s Office, Battelle (Columbus); Arizona Bureau of Mines; and the University of Arizona.
Livermore, CA: University of California, Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, 1968. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Staplebound. iv, 49,  pages. Figures. Tables. Formulae. References. Name in ink on front cover. Pencil number at bottom of the front cover. Larry Germain was born Oct. 26, 1923, in Fresno, California. He earned a doctorate in physics in June 1949 with a thesis related to cosmic ray-mesotrons. He spent his summers working with Nobel Prize winner Earnest Orlando Lawrence's group at UC Berkeley. This research group moved to Livermore in the fall of 1952 to form what is now the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Germain rejoined this group full-time after the 1952-53. At LLNL, Germain designed fission weapons and took an active role in their testing in the Pacific Proving Grounds and later at the Nevada Test Site, when underground testing was required by the Limited Test Ban Treaty. In 1971, he supported the U.S. delegation in Geneva, Switzerland, engaging in the Strategic Arms Limitations Talks (SALT). He also led the Lab's efforts to contain all nuclear radiation underground, and in 1975, became the division leader of the Earth Sciences Division. In 1976, Germain transferred to the Los Alamos National Laboratory where his extensive knowledge and experience were leveraged in supporting a broad range of issues ranging from nuclear testing to geothermal energy and special projects for the laboratory director. Upon retiring from the national laboratories in 1985, he continued for several years as a consultant with R & D Associates on contracts with the Defense Nuclear Agency.
Chicago: Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Research Department, 1971. Revised edition. Wraps. Format is approximately 8.5 inches by 10.875 inches. 31,  pages, including covers. Illustrations. Tabular Data. Cover is worn, soiled, chipped, and torn, especially at front bottom near spine nearly halfway up. Name in ink on front cover. "Modern Money Mechanics" was a booklet published and distributed by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, originally written by Dorothy M. Nichols in May 1961. Described as a "workbook on bank reserves and deposit expansion", the text offers a detailed description of the basic process of money creation in a fractional reserve banking system. The approach taken illustrates the changes in bank balance sheets that occur when deposits in banks change as a result of monetary action by the Federal Reserve System. The last issuance was in 1994.
Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1994. First paperback edition. First printing [stated]. Trade paperback. Format is approximately 7 inches by 10 inches. xvi, 360 pages. Maps. Illustrations. Notes. Bibliographic Note. Bibliography. Index. Inscribed the author on the half-title page. Inscription reads For Abbie Chessler, with best wishes. Tom Vennum April 1996. Traces the Native American history of lacrosse, describes its rules, equipment, techniques, and regional differences, and recounts legendary games of the past. From an early age, music and Madeline Island figured prominently in the life of Thomas Vennum Jr. There, on the island, he discovered a passion: Ojibwe music and culture. Vennum worked for more than two decades as senior ethnomusicologist at the Smithsonian Institution’s Center for Folklife documenting Ojibwe culture and music in northern Minnesota and Wisconsin. Vennum Jr. graduated from Yale University and Harvard University. He fell in love with ethnomusicology and yearned to learn more about Ojibwe music. He sought the help of Ojibwe elders to learn about their traditional music and accurately document it. He penned scholarly books on Ojibwe music, wild rice, lacrosse’s indigenous roots and on the life of Ojibwe singer Bill Baker. To understand the aboriginal roots of lacrosse, one must enter a world of spiritual belief and magic where players sewed inchworms into the innards of lacrosse balls and medicine men gazed at miniature lacrosse sticks to predict future events, where bits of bat wings were twisted into the stick's netting, and where famous players were, and are still, buried with their sticks. Here Thomas Vennum brings this world to life.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2020. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. Format is approximately 5.75 inches by 8.5 inches. Illustrations (some in color). Signed by the author on the title page. Actress Diane Keaton's most recent memoir about her artist brother Randy and his struggle with mental illness and an early descent into alcoholism. Diane Keaton (née Hall, born January 5, 1946) is an American actress and director. She has received various accolades throughout her career spanning over six decades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, two Golden Globe Awards, and the AFI Life Achievement Award. Keaton's career began on stage when she appeared in the original 1968 Broadway production of the musical Hair. The next year she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her performance in Woody Allen's comic play Play it Again, Sam. She then made her screen debut in a small role in Lovers and Other Strangers, before rising to prominence with her first major film role as Kay Adams-Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather, a role she reprised in its sequels Part II and Part III. She frequently collaborated with Woody Allen, beginning with the film adaptation of Play It Again, Sam. Her next two films with him, Sleeper and Love and Death, established her as a comic actor, while her fourth, Annie Hall, won her the Academy Award for Best Actress. Keaton appeared in dramatic films, starring in Looking for Mr. Goodbar and Interiors. She received three more Academy Award nominations for her roles as activist Louise Bryant in Reds, a patient in Marvin's Room, and a dramatist in Something's Gotta Give.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1969. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Hardcover. 154,  pages. Decorative cover. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrations. Footnotes. Index. Earl Schenck Miers (27 May 1910 – 17 November 1972) was an American historian. He wrote over 100 books. As a child and started writing with a typewriter while he was in school as his cerebral palsy prevented his ability to write with a pencil. Miers received honorary degrees from Lincoln College and Rutgers University. Gridiron football, also known as North American football or, in North America, simply football, is a family of football team sports primarily played in the U. S. and Canada. American football, which uses 11-player teams, is the form played in the U. S. and the best known form of gridiron football worldwide, while Canadian football, featuring 12-player teams, predominates in Canada. Other derivative varieties include arena football, flag football and games such as touch and street football. Football is played at professional, collegiate, high school, semi-professional, and amateur levels. These sports originated in the 19th century out of games related to modern rugby football, more specifically rugby union football. American and Canadian football developed alongside each other and were originally more distinct before Canadian teams adopted features of the American game and vice versa. Both varieties are distinguished from other football sports by their use of hard plastic helmets and shoulder pads, the forward pass, the system of downs, a number of unique rules and positions, measurement in customary units of yards, and a distinctive brown leather ball in the shape of a prolate spheroid with pointed ends.
New York: Macmillian Publishing Co., Inc., 1979. Fourth Edition, Revised and Expanded [stated]. Presumed first printing. Hardcover. Format is approximately 6.75 inches by 9.5 inches by 3.5 inches. , 2245,  pages. Tabular data. This is a very large and heavy book and would require additional shipping charges if sent outside of the United States. Somewhat shaken. Includes an Introduction which discusses the Development of Baseball and has sections on Special Achievements, Records and Awards; Lifetime Major League Team Rosters, All-Time Leaders. The Teams and Their Players, National Association Register; Manager Register, Player Register, Pitcher Register, The World Series and Championship Playoffs, All-Star Games, and Appendices which includes Sources, Decisions of the Special Baseball Records Committee, and Major Changes in Playing Rules and Scoring Rules. The Baseball Encyclopedia is a baseball reference book first published by Macmillan in 1969. Nine further editions of the book were released between 1974 and 1996. The Baseball Encyclopedia features statistical summaries for Major League Baseball (MLB) players. Baseball reference books that predate The Baseball Encyclopedia include the Baseball Cyclopedia, which was first released in 1922, and The Official Encyclopedia of Baseball, which was published during the 1950s and 1960s. Statistician David Neft first proposed a new baseball encyclopedia in 1965. Two years later, he pitched the idea to Bob Markel, Macmillan's executive editor. Markel liked the concept and eventually Macmillan bought rights to The Baseball Encyclopedia, despite concerns about the proposed $25 price of the book.
Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1956. Second printing [stated]. Hardcover. xii, 525,  pages. Illustrations. Unsent review care laid in. Shaken. Cover has wear, soiling and corner and edge rubbing. Foreword by Earl (Red) Blaik. Part One: Evolution of the Game' Part Two, Year-by-Year Highlights; Outstanding Team Records; Associated Press Yearly Rankings; and Index. Allison "Al" Danzig (February 27, 1898 – January, 27 1987) was an American sportswriter who specialized in writing about tennis, but also covered college football, squash, many Olympic Games, and rowing. Danzig was the only American sportswriter to extensively cover real tennis, the precursor to modern lawn tennis. Danzig covered every tournament in the Grand Slam - the U.S. Open, the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and the French Open - as well as many others. In 1968, Danzig was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame, becoming the first journalist in the Hall. Danzig was born in 1898 and he graduated in 1921 from Cornell University. He joined The New York Times in 1923 and remained there until his retirement in 1968. Danzig wrote several books, including: The Racquet Game, a history of racquet sports; The Fireside Book of Tennis; and Oh, How They Played The Game, about the early days of American football. A critic at The New York Times called his book History of American Football: Its Great Teams, Players and Coaches "without doubt, the most ambitious and best book ever published on the subject of college football." He is credited with coining the term "ace" to describe a serve in which the opposing player fails to get their racket on the ball.
Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1968. Presumed First Edition, First printing Edition. Hardcover. Illustrated endpapers. ix, , 339,  pages. DJ has wear, soiling, tears and chips. Foreword by Governor John J. McKeithen. Illustrations. Sources and Acknowledgments. Appendix. Index. Peter Paul Finney was born on Oct. 17, 1927, and grew up in the French Quarter, where he was an altar boy at St. Louis Cathedral. At Jesuit High School, he was editor of The Blue Jay, the school newspaper. Shortly after graduation, he went to work freelancing for The States. His first byline, for a story about American Legion baseball, ran on June 22, 1945, the day that the Battle of Okinawa ended in victory for the Allies. That fall, he enrolled at Loyola University, where he graduated in 1949 with a degree in journalism. Eight years later, he earned a master's degree in the subject at LSU. Mr. Finney was at places to write about major sporting events such as LSU's Tiger Stadium during Billy Cannon's legendary 89-yard punt return on Halloween Night 1959 in the annual grudge match against the University of Mississippi; John Gilliam's 94-yard touchdown return of the opening kickoff at the first Saints game at Tulane Stadium; and Tom Dempsey's record-setting 63-yard field goal for the Saints. In addition to his newspaper work, Finney wrote: "The Fighting Tigers, 1893-1993: One Hundred Years of LSU Football" and "Pistol Pete: The Story of College Basketball's Greatest Star," about Pete Maravich. Mr. Finney was a 17-time recipient of the Louisiana Sportswriter of the Year Award. He was inducted into the Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame in 1998 and, later, into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1980. Revised Edition (Stated). Presumed first printing. Hardcover. Illustrated endpapers. xi, , 411,  pages. DJ has wear, soiling, tears and chips. Foreword by Paul Dietzel. Illustrations. Sources and Acknowledgments. Appendix. Index. Peter Paul Finney was born on Oct. 17, 1927, and grew up in the French Quarter, where he was an altar boy at St. Louis Cathedral. At Jesuit High School, he was editor of The Blue Jay, the school newspaper. Shortly after graduation, he went to work freelancing for The States. His first byline, for a story about American Legion baseball, ran on June 22, 1945, the day that the Battle of Okinawa ended in victory for the Allies. That fall, he enrolled at Loyola University, where he graduated in 1949 with a degree in journalism. Eight years later, he earned a master's degree in the subject at LSU. Mr. Finney was at places to write about major sporting events such as LSU's Tiger Stadium during Billy Cannon's legendary 89-yard punt return on Halloween Night 1959 in the annual grudge match against the University of Mississippi; John Gilliam's 94-yard touchdown return of the opening kickoff at the first Saints game at Tulane Stadium; and Tom Dempsey's record-setting 63-yard field goal for the Saints. In addition to his newspaper work, Finney wrote two books: "The Fighting Tigers, 1893-1993: One Hundred Years of LSU Football" and "Pistol Pete: The Story of College Basketball's Greatest Star," about Pete Maravich. Mr. Finney was a 17-time recipient of the Louisiana Sportswriter of the Year Award. He was inducted into the Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame in 1998 and, a year later, into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.