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New York: Time, Inc., 2017. Presumed first printing thus. Wraps. 100 pages plus covers. Mailing information on front cover. Slight wear and soiling. Includes illustrations. Most illustrations in color. People is an American weekly magazine of celebrity and human-interest stories, published by Time Inc. With a readership of 46.6 million adults, People has the largest audience of any American magazine. People had $997 million in advertising revenue in 2011, the highest advertising revenue of any American magazine. In 2006, it had a circulation of 3.75 million and revenue expected to top $1.5 billion. It was named "Magazine of the Year" by Advertising Age in October 2005, for excellence in editorial, circulation and advertising. People ranked #6 on Advertising Age's annual "A-list" and #3 on Adweek's "Brand Blazers" list in October 2006. The magazine runs a roughly 50/50 mix of celebrity and human-interest articles. People's editors claim to refrain from printing pure celebrity gossip, enough to lead celebrity publicists to propose exclusives to the magazine, and evidence of what one staffer calls a "publicist-friendly strategy". People's website, focuses on celebrity news and human interest stories. In February 2015, the website broke a new record: 72 million unique visitors. People is perhaps best known for its yearly special issues naming the "World's Most Beautiful," "Best & Worst Dressed" and "Sexiest Man Alive". The magazine's headquarters are in New York and it maintains editorial bureaus in Los Angeles and in London. For economic reasons it closed bureaus in Austin, Miami, and Chicago in 2006.
New York, N.Y. Random House, 1987. First Edition [stated]. Hardcover. , 277,  pages. Illustrated chapter numbers. A few musical notes at the end. Includes Preface. This copy is inscribed on the fep to Jim Thifale [?]with very best wishes of V. Aksyonov. Here the acclaimed Russian emigre novelist Vassily Aksyonov offers an exuberant chronicle of his encounters with life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, as he makes the United States his home. One of the leading Soviet writers of his generation--and one of the most popular--Aksyonov captured the spirit of Russia's Western-oriented youth in the sixties and their celebration of American culture. In 1980, he was forced to emigrate when his masterwork, The Burn, was published in the West. Now he compares America in the flesh to the mythical America of the Russian imagination. He follows American politics, offering hilarious commentary on presidential campaigns, teaches Russian literature to "The children of suburbia," scorns the bohemian life in New York, becomes an avid Redskins fan, and relishes the European charm and pointed contradictions of life in the nation's capital, where he and his wife finally hang their hats. Most of all, however, Aksyonov celebrates the endless variety of American life, and through his eyes, even the "notoriously checked trousers and flower-laden hats" of the elderly become signs of vibrancy rather than bad taste. As Aksyonov is "sucked into the great big wonderful world of American provincialism," we learn a great deal about Russian preconceptions--and a great deal about ourselves.
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.
Mystic, CT: The Marine Historical Association, 1955. Revised Edition. Wraps. Cover worn and soiled. Rear cover illustrated. Tape binding reglued at top of spine. , v, , 93,  pages. Index of Authors. This comprehensive annotated bibliography for its time of published works and Ph.D. theses in the English language was compiled by a pioneering maritime historian Robert Albion. While this work has been updated and expanded upon, this first revision provides an insightful snapshot in time with regards to naval scholarship, bibliographic annotation, subject characterization, and organization of research/reference aids. Mystic Seaport Museum or Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and the Sea in Mystic, Connecticut is the largest maritime museum in the United States. It is notable for its collection of sailing ships and boats and for the re-creation of the crafts and fabric of an entire 19th-century seafaring village. It consists of more than 60 historic buildings, most of them rare commercial structures moved to the 19-acre (0.077 km2) site and meticulously restored. The museum was established in 1929 as the "Marine Historical Association". Its fame came with the acquisition of the Charles W. Morgan in 1941, the only surviving wooden sailing whaler. The Seaport was one of the first living history museums in the United States, with a collection of buildings and craftsmen to show how people lived. The Seaport supports research via an extensive library and runs the Frank C. Munson Institute of American Maritime Studies, a summer graduate-level academic program established in 1955 by maritime historian Professor Robert Albion of Harvard University.
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, NY: Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc., 1985. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 304 pages. Illustrated endpapers. Profusely illustrated. Author's Note. Illustration Credits. Index. Oversized book measuring 10-3/4 inches by 9 inches. This is the official book for the Centennial of the Statue of Liberty, published by The Statue of Liberty--Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. Topics covered include Liberty: The Story of the Statue; Old Lands, New Nation; The Perils of the Journey; Promise of a Young Land; Iron Rails, Golden Mountain; Through Ellis Island; The Shock of the Great City; Years of Hope and Struggle; and The Enduring Dream. Also includes Afterword: Tracing the Family; Author's Note and Illustrations Credits; and Index. Also contains an Afterword: Tracing the Family.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1974. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. xi, , 350,  pages. DJ has several small tears and chips. Includes Preface, Introduction: The First Fifteen Years, six chapters. Conclusion, Notes, Bibliography, and Index. Also includes an Appendix on the Income and Expenditure of JDC: 1914-1939, as well as 20 black and white tables in the text. A card from the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, with the compliments of Chairman Edward Ginsburg of the Committee, is laid in at the front of the book. This book deals with the efforts of American Jews--through their overseas aid organization, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee--to come to the aid of European Jewry in the crucial prewar decade, 1929-1939. Yehuda Bauer (born April 6, 1926) is an Israeli historian and scholar of the Holocaust. He is a professor of Holocaust Studies at the Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His family migrated to Palestine by managing to get past Nazi officials on a train which slipped them over the border into Poland, from which they moved, via Romania, to Palestine. He joined the Palmach and fought in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. He was the founding editor of the journal Holocaust and Genocide Studies, and served on the editorial board of the Encyclopaedia of the Holocaust, published by Yad Vashem in 1990. During the years, 1933–1939, in which America was in the Great Depression, the Jewish Distribution Committee was able to aid over 190,000 Jews in their escape from a Nazi-occupied Germany. Of the 190,000 Jews, 80,000 were able to escape Europe completely.
New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1996. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 287,  pages. Charts, Notes. Index. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Roy Howard Beck is an American journalist and public policy analyst who founded and has served as President of NumbersUSA since its inception in 1997. Beck was a journalist for three decades before founding NumbersUSA. He is former Washington D. C. bureau chief of Booth Newspapers and an environment-beat newspaper reporters, formerly with The Grand Rapids Press and The Cincinnati Enquirer. Beck was also the Washington DC editor of John Tanton's magazine The Social Contract. The New York Times credited Beck's NumbersUSA organization with applying enough pressure to U.S. Senators to defeat a comprehensive immigration bill in June 2007. He has been described as a "tutor" for U.S. Representative Tom Tancredo on immigration issues.
Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press, 1998. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 388,  pages. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Includes 32 black and white illustrations following page 197. Also includes Notes, Dates of the Hillulah; Morocco: Map of Jewish Saints; List of Saints According to Their Burial Place; Glossary; Bibliography; Index of Saints and Their Tombs; and General Index. Part One includes Introduction; Terms Used to Designate Saints; Genesis of a Saint; Families of Saints and Their Descendants; The Saints and Erets Yisra'el; Saints and Their Disciples; Saints as Miracle Makers; Saints and the World of Nature; Dreams in Saint Veneration; Visiting the Saint: The Hillulah; Poems and Songs of the Hillulah; The Communal Organization around the Holy Sites; Relations between Jews and Muslims in Saint Veneration; Saint Worship as Practiced by Jews and Muslims in Morocco; Moroccan Jewry and Saint Worship in Israel; and Conclusion. Part Two includes The Saints: Tales and Legends; and Holy Women: Tales and Legends. The author was a senior researcher and lecturer on Jewish and Comparative Folklore at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He eared his Ph.D. from the Georg-August University in Gottingen, Germany. This is one of the Raphael Patai Series in Jewish Folklore and Anthropology. The author presents the reader with the miraculous tales and legends of the Jewish patron saints as well as a masterful compendium of 656 Jewish saints, including 25 women. This book assures us that the memory of these saints and of their devoted followers will be kept alive.