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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.
Washington DC: Regnery Publishing, Inc., 2009. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. ,215,  pages. Notes. Index. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page. Inscription reads "To Allison, To an old friend and colleague. Thanks for your faith in my book. Best--Tony, 18 Feb 2009." Includes chapters on The Case for a New American Nationalism; Bring Back the Draft; America Held Hostage; Making America Energy Independent; In Praise of Censorship; A Law Code for Wartime; Putting America's Interests First; Broadcasting Liberty; Back to Basics: Reading, Writing, and ROTC; and Conclusion: The Road Ahead. Anthony David "Tony" Blankley (January 21, 1948 – January 7, 2012) was an American political analyst who gained fame as the press secretary for Newt Gingrich, the first Republican Speaker of the House in forty years, and as a regular panelist on The McLaughlin Group. He later became an Executive Vice President with Edelman public relations in Washington, D.C. He was a Visiting Senior Fellow in National-Security Communications at the Heritage Foundation, a weekly contributor to the nationally syndicated public radio program Left, Right & Center, the author of The West's Last Chance: Will We Win the Clash of Civilizations? and American Grit: What It Will Take to Survive and Win in the 21st Century. He served as the editorial page editor for The Washington Times from 2002-2009. Prior to his career on Capitol Hill, Blankley served President Ronald Reagan as a policy analyst and speechwriter and was a staff writer for Congresswoman Bobbi Fiedler.
Ann Arbor, MI: The University of Michigan, Graduate School of Business Administration, Bureau of Industrial Relations, 1967. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. , 249,  pages. Some endpaper discoloration noted. Cover has some wear and soiling. Includes Preface, Bibliographical Note and Guide to Footnotes, Glossary of Abbreviations, and Appendixes. Chapters cover Civilians Become Soldiers; Who Should Make the Selection?; Size of the Army; Should Freshmen and Fathers Fight?; The Farmers Stay at Home; From Manpower Surplus to Manpower Shortage, 1940-1942; The Turning Point--1943; The Manpower Pinch--1944; The Last Approach--1945; Soldiers at Work on Farm and in Factory; Work-or-fight: The Use of the Draft as a Manpower Sanction; The Choice Today: Soldier or Civilian? The author was a Professor of Labor and Industrial Relations and Social Science, Michigan State University. This volume focused on a choice made during WWII between whether an individual should be drafted or deferred to work in industry and agriculture. It will look at the criteria used, and will pay attention to the War Department's views, since an understanding of the military's role is essential. The last chapter will discuss what perspectives these experiences during WWII ought to give us. The richest sources of information for this study were the files of the Adjutant General's Records Branch. The files of the Army Service Forces were extremely helpful. Besides the host of primary sources available at the various record centers, there were available monographs prepared either by historical officers or by actual participants, usually written immediately after the war. These studies often explained much that a perusal of memoranda would not have made clear.
Washington, DC: Presumed United States Government Printing Office, 1919. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. C.C.P. 400. Volume I: viii, 713,  pages. Figures (1 fold-out). Tables. Appendices. Index. Boards quite weak and partially restrengthened with glue. Pencil name inside front board, Cover/spine is scuffed and has worn edges. Grayish binding. Volume II: viii, 342,  pages. Figures, including several fold-outs. Tabular information. Index. No board weakness noted. Red binding. This is a mixed set due to different color of binding. In a 1918 journal article, the functions of the Committee on Classification of Personnel in the Army were enumerated as: (1) classifying personnel according to their military qualifications (2) establishing the Trade-Tests division (3) enlisting the occupational needs of units in a division (4) extending the personnel work to staff corps troops (5) establishing the Central Personnel Bureau (6) appointing a committee on education and special training (7) organizing the War Service Exchange (8) rating the officers and candidates for commissions in the Officers Training Camps (10) cooperating with the Provost Marshall General (11) reducing the army paper work (12) enlisting the intelligence ratings of army men and (13) selecting aviators and navy men. The Committee on Classification of Personnel in the Army subsequently became The Classification Division, Adjutant-Generals Department.