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Arlington, VA: SeaBridge, circa 2004. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Brochure. Format is approximately 9 inches by 11.75 inches Stiff card cover with a pocket inside the front cover and 16 page insert (approximately 8.5 inches by 11 inches) stapled at center. Color illustrations. Maps. Cover has some wear and soiling. Five inserts on left side: National Defense and SeaBridge, The Trucking Industry and SeaBridge, America's Legislators and SeaBridge, Key Benefits of SeaBridge, and The Environment and SeaBridge. Each insert is a single sheet, printed on one side only, with color illustrations. Format of the insert is approximately 8.5 inches by 11 inches.
Chicago: A Century of Progress, 1933. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. 194 pages. Illustrations (a few in color). Format is approximately 5.75 inches by 9 25 inches. Folding map. Cover has some wear, soiling, tears and chips. Corners of some pages creased. A Century of Progress International Exposition was a World's Fair registered under the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), which was held in Chicago, as The Chicago World's Fair, from 1933 to 1934 to celebrate the city's centennial. The theme of the fair was technological innovation. The fair's motto was "Science Finds, Industry Applies, Man Adapts". Its architectural symbol was the Sky Ride, a transporter bridge perpendicular to the shore on which one could ride from one side of the fair to the other. One description of the fair noted that the world, "then still mired in the malaise of the Great Depression, could glimpse a happier not-too-distant future, all driven by innovation in science and technology." Visitors saw the latest wonders in rail travel, automobiles, architecture and robots.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000. Fourth Printing. Hardcover. 431,  pages. Endpaper map. Maps. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Ex-library condition (usual library markings). DJ is a plastic sleeve, taped around boards. Stephen Edward Ambrose (January 10, 1936 – October 13, 2002) was an American historian and biographer of U.S. Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon. He was a longtime professor of history at the University of New Orleans and the author of many bestselling volumes of American history. In a review of To America: Personal Reflections of an Historian for the New York Times, William Everdell credited the historian with reaching "an important lay audience without endorsing its every prejudice or sacrificing the profession's standards of scholarship." Ambrose was a history professor from 1960 until his retirement in 1995. From 1971 onward, he was on the faculty of the University of New Orleans, where he was named the Boyd Professor of History in 1989, an honor given only to faculty who attain "national or international distinction for outstanding teaching, research, or other creative achievement". Early in his career, Ambrose was mentored by World War II historian Forrest Pogue.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 431,  pages. Maps. Endpaper maps. Notes. Bibliography. Index, DJ has slight wear and soiling. Signed by the author. Nothing Like It In the World is a narrative history of the planning and construction of the Pacific Railroad during the 1860s which connected the San Francisco Bay and Council Bluffs, Iowa by rail. When published in the late summer of 2000, Nothing Like It in the World was, like many of Ambrose's previous books, an immediate commercial success and quickly reached the "Number 1" position on the New York Times Best Seller List (Non-Fiction) on September 17, 2000. Although Ambrose was a retired University history professor, the book was written as a non-academic "popular history" aimed at a large general interest audience.
New York: Bonanza Books, [1977?]. Reprint edition [stated]. First printing [stated]. Hardcover. xv, , 176 pages. With 57 Illustrations (including map). Appendix (List of Incorporators and Presidents, Route and Schedule, Roster of Ships, 1840-1940). Bibliography. Index. Ink notations inside front cover. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Some page soiling and staining. Introduction by Legh R. Powell, Jr. , President of the Baltimore Steam Packet Company. Brown authored more than twenty-two books, mostly with maritime subjects. He sailed around the world and was an authority on the Chesapeake Bay, its canals, steamboats, and shipping. He was a former editor of American Neptune, and the Daily Press (Newport News, Va.), and on the staff of the Mariners Museum before his death in 1993. One of the Old Bay Line's steamers, the former President Warfield, later became famous as the Exodus ship of book and movie fame, when Jewish refugees from war-torn Europe sailed aboard her in 1947 in an unsuccessful attempt to emigrate to Palestine.
Mill Valley, CA: Squarebooks, 1979. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 129,  pages. Illustrations. Maps. DJ is price clipped, worn, torn with some soiling. Some page soiling. Note taped to fep. The building of the Golden Gate bridge is expertly and completely described, indeed documented, in text and photography in this outstanding book. The politics, financing, engineering, building, personal experiences, beauty and public reactions to the processes and outcome of this amazing project that still awes us today is manifested in the bridges story presented in “Spanning the Gate”.