New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1999. First Edition. Seventh Printing. Hardcover. , 259,  pages. Small tear in rear DJ. Peter Maas (June 27, 1929 – August 23, 2001) was an American journalist and author. He was born in New York City and attended Duke University. Maas had Dutch and Irish heritage. He was the biographer of Frank Serpico, a New York City Police officer who testified against police corruption. He is also the author of the number one New York Times bestseller, Underboss, about the life and times of Sammy "The Bull" Gravano. His other notable bestsellers include The Terrible Hours, The Valachi Papers, Manhunt, and In a Child's Name, recipient of the 1991 Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime book. The Valachi Papers, which told the story of Mafia turncoat Joseph Valachi, is widely considered to be a seminal work, as it spawned an entire genre of books written by or about former Mafiosi.
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Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1972. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. x, , 394,  pages. Frontis illustration. Footnotes. Illustrations. Bibliographic Notes. Index. Inscribed by the author. Christopher McKee (born on 14 June 1935) is an American naval historian and educator. McKee has worked at various institutions of higher learning. These include Washington and Lee University, Southern Illinois University, and Grinnell College. McKee held the Secretary of the Navy Research Chair in Naval History at the Naval Historical Center. McKee has been recognized nationally for his contributions to naval history. Awards include the U.S. Naval History prize of the John Lyman Book awards of the North American Society for Oceanic History, and the Samuel Eliot Morison Award of the USS Constitution Museum. He was awarded the 2016 Commodore Dudley W. Knox Naval History Lifetime Achievement Award.
Newport, RI: Naval War College Press, 2010. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. Format is approximately 8 inches by 10 inches. xxvi, , 392 pages. Map. Illustrations. Notes. Appendices. References and Bibliography. Index. Foreword by John B. Hattendorf. This is Naval War College Historical Monograph Series No. 18. Albert A. Nofi (born January 6, 1944), is an American military historian and defense analyst. In 1999 Nofi became a research analyst with the Center for Naval Analyses (CNA), in Alexandria, Virginia, where he worked with game theorist Peter P. Perla. Nofi was the CNA field representative to the Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group, in Rhode Island, from 2001 until mid-2005, before returning to CNA. While at CNA he wrote "Recent Trends in Thinking About Warfare" and several other analytical papers. He retired from CNA at the end of 2006. This was awarded the John Lyman Book Award in Navy History by the North American Society for Oceanic History.