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Philadelphia, PA: Current History, Inc., 1988. quarto, 97, wraps, map, footnotes, rear cover quite creased & small tears, creases and tears p. 95 This issue focuses on the Middle East. Topics covered include U.S. policy in the Middle East, Soviet policy in the Middle East, the Islamic resurgence, the Iran-Iraq War and the Persian Gulf Crisis, Israel at forty, the politics of transition in Turkey, the Palestinians, and Syria and Lebanon.
Kannoubine League, 2008. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. , 121 pages. Illustrations mostly in color. Inscribed on title page by the Patriarch of Antioch and all the East! Item is in English and Arabic. Pagination starts at the 'back' page. Title page (3) is in Arabic. The signature is believed to be that of Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir (Al-K rd n l M r Nasrallah Butrus ufayr; Latin: Victor Petrus Sfeir; born 15 May 1920 in Rayfoun, Lebanon) is the patriarch emeritus of Lebanon's largest Christian body, the Maronite Church, an Eastern Catholic Church in communion with the Holy See. He is also a Cardinal. He was elected Patriarch of Antioch for the Maronites on 27 April 1986, and his resignation was accepted on 26 February 2011. He is the third Maronite Cardinal and he was the 76th Patriarch of the Maronite Church with the official title of "His Beatitude and Eminence the seventy-sixth Patriarch of Antioch and the Whole Levant"
Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1986. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 228,  pages. A Note on Sources and Purpose. Some Lebanese Dates of Relevance. Footnotes. Map. Glossary. Index. Paperclip mark and impression on some pages. DJ has some wear, soiling, tears and chips. Fouad A. Ajami (September 18, 1945 – June 22, 2014) was a MacArthur Fellowship winning, Lebanese-born American university professor and writer on Middle Eastern issues. He was a senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution. In 1980, he accepted an offer from Johns Hopkins University to become director of Middle East Studies at their international relations graduate program in Washington, D.C.: the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He held an endowed chair as the Majid Khadduri professor. A year after arriving at SAIS, Ajami published his first book, The Arab Predicament, which analyzed what Ajami described as an intellectual and political crisis that swept the Arab world following its defeat by Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War. Ajami has written several other books: The Dream Palace of the Arabs: A Generation's Odyssey (1998), Beirut: City of Regrets (1988), and The Vanished Imam: Musa Al-Sadr and the Shia of Lebanon (1986). In The Dream Palace of the Arabs: A Generation's Odyssey, Ajami surveyed the intellectual landscape in the Arab world and Iran, in what was in some ways an autobiography as well as a sequel to "The Arab Predicament." Ajami's book The Foreigner's Gift: The Americans, The Arabs and The Iraqis in Iraq (2006), is about the American invasion of Iraq.
New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1992. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 382,  pages. Maps. Tables. Notes. Index. DJ has some wear, soiling, and tears. Some edge soiling. George Wildman Ball (December 21, 1909 – May 26, 1994) was an American diplomat and banker. During 1944 and 1945, he was director of the Strategic Bombing Survey in London. He served in the management of the State Department from 1961 to 1966 and is remembered most as the only major dissenter against the escalation of the Vietnam War. He refused to publicize his doubts, which were based on calculations that South Vietnam was doomed. He also helped determine American policy regarding trade expansion, Congo, the Multilateral Force, de Gaulle's France, Israel and the Middle East, and the Iranian revolution. Ball also served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations from June 26 to September 25, 1968. During August 1968 at the UN Security Council, he endorsed the Czechoslovaks' struggle against the Soviet invasion and their right to live without dictatorship.
New York: Frederick A. Praeger, 1970. Presumed First U.S. Edition, First printing thus. Hardcover. xii, 514,  pages. Footnotes. Illustrations. Tables. Appendices (The social origin of Egyptian Officers before 1952, and the Arab Officer Ranks). Select Bibliography. Index of Names. Preface by Walter Laqueur. Ink name inside front board, some soiling inside front flyleaf. Marginal and ink underlining throughout, DJ soiled & small tears.. A revised and updated of He-Ketzuna we-ha-shilton ba'olam ha'aravi) published by Sifriat Poalim, Tel Aviv, Israel, 1966. The author was born in Mannheim, Germany in 1914 and was educated at the University of Berlin. He moved to Israel in 1937 had has been a member of Kibbutz Hazorea. He served as the Director of the Department for Arab Workers of the Israel Ministry of Labor and as Director of the Department of Arab Affairs of the Mapam political party. He was a frequent contributor on Arab affairs to specialized periodicals.
New York: Berkley, 2022. First Printing [Stated]. Mass market paperback. viii, 467,  pages. Thomas Leo Clancy Jr. (April 12, 1947 – October 1, 2013) was an American novelist. He is best known for his technically detailed espionage and military-science storylines set during and after the Cold War. Seventeen of his novels have been bestsellers and more than 100 million copies of his books have been sold. His name was also used on movie scripts written by ghostwriters, nonfiction books on military subjects occasionally with co-authors, and video games. He was a part-owner of his hometown Major League Baseball team, the Baltimore Orioles of the American League. His literary career began in 1984 when he sold his first military thriller novel The Hunt for Red October for $5,000 published by the small academic Naval Institute Press of Annapolis, Maryland. His works The Hunt for Red October), Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, and The Sum of All Fears have been turned into successful films. Since Clancy's death in 2013, the Jack Ryan series has been continued by his family estate through a series of authors. Don Bentley is the New York Times Bestselling author of the Matt Drake series (Hostile Intent) and two Tom Clancy Jack Ryan, Jr. novels. Don Bentley spent a decade as an Army Apache helicopter pilot, and while deployed in Afghanistan was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal with “V” device for valor. Following his time in the military, Bentley worked as an FBI special agent focusing on foreign intelligence and counterintelligence and was a Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team member.
New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1984. First Edition. First Printing. Hardcover. 287,  pages, profusely illus., some wear to DJ edges. Some edge soiling. Inscribed by the author. Herbert Lawrence Block, commonly known as Herblock (October 13, 1909 – October 7, 2001), was an American editorial cartoonist and author best known for his commentaries on national domestic and foreign policy. During the course of a career stretching into nine decades, he won three Pulitzer Prizes for editorial cartooning (1942, 1954, 1979), shared a fourth Pulitzer Prize in 1973 for Public Service on Watergate, the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1994), the National Cartoonist Society Editorial Cartoon Award in 1957 and 1960, the Reuben Award in 1956, the Gold Key Award (the National Cartoonists Society Hall of Fame) in 1979, and numerous other honors. He began taking classes at the Art Institute of Chicago when he was eleven, and adopted the "Herblock" signature in high school. He won his first Pulitzer Prize in 1942, then spent two years in the Army doing cartoons and press releases. Upon discharge Block became chief editorial cartoonist for The Washington Post, where he worked until his death 55 years later. Block's cartoons were syndicated to newspapers around the world by Creators Syndicate from 1987 until his death in 2001.
Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1991. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. x, , 195,  pages. Footnotes. This is one of the Modern Jewish Experience series. Includes Preface, Acknowledgments, and Introduction. Part 1--The Work of the Past; Part 2--Pieces of the Mirror; Postscript. References, and Index. Part 1 includes chapters on Children of the Century, From The Pale to The City of Light, Maybe There is a God, and Getting By. Part 2 has chapters on Reports of the War in Lebanon, Dejuner Solennel, High Culture and Folklore, Leaders and Intellectuals, Mourning, Children and Other Strangers, and Postscript--The Landslay and The End of the Century. "This book chronicles the stubborn persistence of that community and its members efforts to construct a collective memory of their generation. It focuses on the immigrant societies known as landsmanshaftn and on other immigrant institutions that help keep Yiddish culture alive and involve the immigrants in the politics of the Jewish and wider worlds." from the jacket flap.