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Annapolis, MD: United States Naval Institute, 1956. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xv, , 262,  pages. Illustrations. Appendices. Bibliography. Source References. Index. Endpaper map. DJ has some wear and soiling. Some soiling and discoloration to endpapers. Bookplate signed by John F. Lyman on half-title page! James Henry McCrocklin was an American academic administrator and politician. He served as President of Texas State University from August 1964 to April 1969, and as the United States Under Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare from July 1968 to January 1969.
Privately Printed (Copyright held by C. W. Mendell), 1946. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. , 121.,  pages. Frontis illustration. Illustrations. Cover has some spine wear, other wear and soiling. Inscribed on the fep "To Peg--Affectionately submitted by her Devoted Dean". Extremely rare, with undoubtedly a small press run. Inscribed copies are even rarer. The private printing was under the Direction of the Yale University Press. Based on information in the text (page 38) it is possible that the recipient was Peg Conlon. A faculty directory is included. C. W. Mendell graduated from Yale in 1904. The C. stands for Clarence. He was initially Chief of Instruction at the school and later Officer-in-Charge of the A. C. I. School. Issues of Nacios News are republished herein.
New York: Random House, 1953. First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. , 146,  pages. Ink mark on fep. Plain endpapers. DJ has some wear, soiling, tears and chips. James Albert Michener (February 3, 1907 – October 16, 1997) was an American author of more than 40 books, most of which were fictional, lengthy family sagas covering the lives of many generations in particular geographic locales and incorporating solid history. Michener had numerous bestsellers and works selected for Book of the Month Club, and was known for his meticulous research behind the books. Michener's novels include Tales of the South Pacific for which he won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1948, Hawaii, The Drifters, Centennial, The Source, The Fires of Spring, Chesapeake, Caribbean, Caravans, Alaska, Texas, Space, and Poland. His non-fiction works include Iberia, about his travels in Spain and Portugal; his memoir The World Is My Home; and Sports in America. Return to Paradise combines fictional short stories with factual descriptions of the Pacific areas where they take place.
National Defense University, 2013. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. 163,  pages. Notes. Color Illustrations. PRISM is published by the Center for Complex Operations. PRISM is a security studies journal chartered to inform members of U.S. Federal Agencies, Allies, and other partners on complex and integrated national security operations; reconstruction and nationbuilding; relevant policy and strategy; lessons learned; and developments in training and education to transform America’s security and development apparatus to meet tomorrow’s challenges better while promoting freedom today. To better integrate all the education programs, Congress created the National Defense University in 1976. In 1981, the Joint Forces Staff College was created. The National Defense University (NDU) is an institution of higher education funded by the United States Department of Defense, intended to facilitate high-level training, education, and the development of national security strategy. It is chartered by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, with Major General Frederick M. Padilla, USMC, as president. It is located on the grounds of Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C. The university's mission is to support the joint warfighter by providing rigorous Joint Professional Military Education to members of the U.S. Armed Forces and select interagency civilians in order to develop leaders that have the ability to operate and creatively think in an unpredictable and complex world. The school's master's program is a one-year intensive study program.
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2008. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. x, , 365,  pages. Brief Chronology. Illustrations. A note on sources. DJ has small edge wear and tears. Bill Murphy, Jr., is a journalist, ghostwriter and entrepreneur in Washington, D.C. He is the author of " Breakthrough Entrepreneurship " (with Jon Burgstone), ". The Intelligent Entrepreneur ," and "In a Time of War.". Previously, he reported for The Washington Post.