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New York: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1941. Reprint edition. Hardcover. 498 pages. Fold-out chart. Appendices. Index. Some foxing on fore-edge. There is a rough spot inside rear board and slight discoloration insides the boards. Bernard Mannes Baruch (August 19, 1870 – June 20, 1965) was an American financier, stock investor, philanthropist, statesman, and political consultant. After his success in business, he devoted his time toward advising U.S. Presidents Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt on economic matters. Baruch became a broker and then a partner in A.A. Housman & Company. With his earnings and commissions, he bought a seat on the New York Stock Exchange for $19,000 ($552,960 in 2016 dollars). There he amassed a fortune before the age of 30 by profiting from speculation in the sugar market; at that time plantations were booming in Hawaii. By 1903 Baruch had his own brokerage firm and gained the reputation of "The Lone Wolf of Wall Street" because of his refusal to join any financial house. By 1910, he had become one of Wall Street's best-known financiers. In 1916, Baruch left Wall Street to advise President Woodrow Wilson on national defense and terms of peace. He served on the Advisory Commission to the Council of National Defense and, in 1918, became the chairman of the new War Industries Board. With his leadership, this body successfully managed the US's economic mobilization during World War I. In 1919, Wilson asked Baruch to serve as a staff member at the Paris Peace Conference.
Washington, DC: The Brookings Institution, 1982. First Edition. First Printing. 190, footnotes, tables, index, usual library markings, residue of DJ having been pasted to the boards, edges blacked Studies in Defense Policy. For much of the nation's history, the participation of blacks in the armed forces was approximately in line with their proportion in the total population. This changed during the 1970s. By 1980 one of every three Army GIs and one of every five marines were black. Many Americans look with approval on the growth of black participation in military service, since it often affords young blacks educational, social, and financial opportunities that constitute a bridge to a better life not otherwise available to them. But for other Americans, the opportunities are outweighed by the disproportionate imposition of the burden of defense on a segment of the population. A socially unrepresentativ e force, it is argued, may lack the cohesion considered vital to combat effectiveness. Others fear that such a force would be unreliable if it were deployed in situations that would test the alliance of its minority members. The authors of this book examine evidence on both sides of the issue.
Berkeley, CA: World Without War Council, 1970. Second Revised Edition. 103, wraps, appendices, bibliography, separate change notice sheet (1971), library stamps & pocket, rough spot on spine & covers library stamp on fore-edge, some wear to cover and spine edges, rear cover somewhat soiled. This book was written primarily to help men who wanted toobtain a conscientious objector classification.
New York, NY: 88th Infantry Division Association Inc., 1968. Revised Edition. Wraps. ,358,  pages. Frontis. Illustrations. Maps. Includes a narrative on Santa Maria Infante, 351st Infantry 11-14 May 1944. Cover has sticker residue, and tears and chips. Cover loose and has been reglued. Several pages at end came off the staples--partially disbound. An Official U.S. Army unit history of the "DRAFTEE DIVISION" by John P. Delaney. The 88th Infantry Division was the first all-selective service division in combat and was rated as one of the very best U.S. Army divisions in WWII. Summary: Originally published in 1947 by the Infantry Journal Press as the official unit history for the 88th Infantry Division in World War II. Nickname: Blue Devil Division; sometimes called Clover Leaf Division. Shoulder patch: An infantry blue quatrefoil, formed by two Arabic numeral "8's". In addition to an excellent narrative history, the book features rosters of divisional dead, and lists of decorations awarded.
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1976. Second printing [stated]. Trade paperback. x, 422 pages. Notes. Index. Some cover wear. Gloria Emerson (May 19, 1929– August 3, 2004) was an author, journalist and war correspondent. She won the 1978 National Book Award in Contemporary Thought for her book about the Vietnam War, Winners and Losers. During her long career, she wrote four books as well as articles for Esquire, Harper's, Vogue, Playboy, Saturday Review and Rolling Stone. In 1970 she convinced the paper to transfer her to Saigon. Among her first reports for The New York Times, Emerson exposed false "body counts" and "unearned commendations" to field-grade officers and the use of hard drugs by American soldiers. She also reported on the suffering of the Vietnamese people. Winners and Losers covers Emerson's time in America and Vietnam before, during, and after the Vietnam War. The book is based on interviews with American and Vietnamese soldiers and civilians. Winners and Losers won the 1978 National Book Award for Contemporary Thought.