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Washington, DC: The Brookings Institution, 1972. First Edition. First Printing. 238, illus., footnotes, index Brookings Studies in Social Economics. Congress has enacted federal housing programs without a clear understanding of their probable effects and without clearly defined standards governing the quality of housing and related residential services.
Clark C. Abt, 1963. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Typescript/possible multiple original copy. 12 pages on approximately 8.5 inch by 11 inch paper. Some page soiling. Clark C. Abt is an American researcher born August 31, 1929 in Cologne, Germany. He became an American citizen in 1945, at age 16, and is known for first formalizing the concept and usages of Serious games. Abt left Germany for the United States in 1937. In 1947, he applied as an aeronautics student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he graduated in 1951. He then served four month in the merchant navy as a seaman, then spent a year at Johns Hopkins University as an English teacher, eventually obtaining a Master's degree in the Writing, Discourse and Drama Department for his thesis, titled A Year of Poems. In 1965, he earned a Ph.D. from MIT in Political Science. From 1952 to 1953 Dr. Abt worked as a power plant engineer for Bechtel Corporation in San Francisco, and from 1953 to 1957 he served in the U.S. Air Force as electronic countermeasures officer and navigator. From 1957 to 1964 Dr. Abt held engineering and management positions at the Raytheon Company, including managing the Advanced Systems and Strategic Studies Departments within the company's Missile and Space Division. He founded Abt Associates immediately afterwards. Abt is known for his book Serious Games (1970), where he formally established a basis for the concept of Serious game. In this work and subsequent ones, he described sports games, role playing games and (then marginal) computer games as mediums for educative, political or marketing ideas. He apparently authored this while at Raytheon.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Vehicule Press, 1990. presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. Illustrations. 452 pages. Illustrations. Selected Bibliography. Notes and Acknowledgments. Contributors. Index. Signed on half-title page. Ink name and date on half-title page. Minor wear/curling to front cover and several early pages. Marianne Gosztonyi Ainley was a historian of science. Originally trained as a chemist, she worked in industry in Canada, Hungary, and Sweden. Beginning in 1988, she developed and taught courses on women and science and women and the environment at Concordia University and at the University of Northern British Columbia. She also served as professor and chair of the Women’s Studies Programme at UNBC from 1995 to 1998. Her publications include the books Despite the Odds and Restless Energy, numerous book chapters, and more than twenty refereed articles on women and science and the history of Canadian science.
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2003. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xiv, , 359,  pages. Illustrations. Notes. Index. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Richard D. Alba (born December 22, 1942) is an American sociologist, who is a Distinguished Professor at the Graduate Center, CUNY. He is known for developing assimilation theory to fit the contemporary, multi-racial era of immigration, with studies in America, France and Germany. Alba earned his B.A. in 1963 and Ph.D. in 1974 from Columbia University. Alba's text on assimilation theory (written with Victor Nee), Remaking the American Mainstream (2003) won the Thomas & Znaniecki Award of the American Sociological Association and the Eastern Sociological Society’s Mirra Komarovsky Award. It was one of the most highly cited works in sociology. Alba has also written about the historical realities of assimilation, using Italian Americans to exemplify them. His book, Ethnic Identity: The Transformation of White America, summarizes his thinking on the assimilation of the so-called white ethnics.
New York: Pantheon Books, 1999. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. x, 694 pages. Family tree on endpapers. Illustrations. Maps. Plans, Notes. Index. DJ has slight wear, soiling and sticker residue. Adele Logan Alexander is an adjunct professor of history at George Washington University, where she has taught since 1983. She teaches the history of slavery, the civil rights movement, and African-American women. She has taught at Howard University, University of Maryland, and Trinity College. Her research focuses on the black Atlantic world, African-American history, and family history. She has written two books, Ambiguous Lives: Free Women of Color in Rural Georgia, 1789-1879, and Homelands and Waterways: The American Journey of the Bond Family, 1846-1926. The latter book won the non-fiction prize of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. In 2003 the African American Historical and Genealogical Society recognized her contributions to family history with an award for Outstanding Lifetime Contribution.
New York: Warner Books, c1989. First Printing. 24 cm, 192, illus., note taped to front endpaper, ink notation on front endpaper, few library markings, DJ taped to boards In this account of the largest mass mutiny trial in U.S. naval history, fifty black seamen were put on trial for refusing to load explosives during World War II.