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Hoboken, NJ: John WIley & Sons, Inc., 2003. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xv, , 400 pages. Illustrations. Source Notes. Index. A few pages have minor bend/crease. Paul Alexander is an American writer, playwright and stage director. He has published eight books, authored critically praised plays and directed plays as well as a documentary film. He is the founder and artistic director of The Artists Theatre Group, Inc., a New York-based not-for-profit theatre company. Alexander is the author of three political books: The Candidate, a chronicle of John Kerry's presidential campaign; Man of the People: The Life of John McCain; and Machiavelli’s Shadow: The Rise and Fall of Carl Rove. His journalism has appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times, The Nation, The Village Voice, Salon, Worth, The New York Observer, Interview, The Los Angeles Times Book Review, Biography, Men's Journal, Best Life and The Daily Beast. In Europe, his nonfiction has appeared in Paris Match, Gente and The Guardian.
New York: Donald I. Fine, Inc., 1989. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. ix, , 308,  pages. Illustrations. DJ is price clipped. Everett Alvarez Jr. (born December 23, 1937) is a former United States Navy officer who endured one of the longest periods as a prisoner of war (POW) in U. S. military history. Alvarez was the first U. S. pilot to be shot down and detained during the Vietnam War and spent over eight years in captivity, making him the second longest-held U. S. POW, after U. S. Army Colonel Floyd James Thompson. On August 5, 1964, during Operation Pierce Arrow, LTJG. Alvarez's Douglas A-4 Skyhawk was shot down in the immediate aftermath of what is known as the Gulf of Tonkin incident. Alvarez endured eight years and seven months of brutal captivity by the North Vietnamese at the H a Lò Prison (sarcastically known as the "Hanoi Hilton" by fellow POWs), in which he was repeatedly beaten and tortured. Alvarez was especially esteemed by his fellow prisoners because he was for almost a year the only aviator prisoner of war. Alvarez retired from the U. S. Navy with the rank of commander in 1980. He later earned a Master's Degree in Operations and Research Analysis and a Juris Doctor degree. In April 1981, he was appointed by President Reagan to the post of Deputy Director of the Peace Corps. In July 1982, President Reagan nominated and the U. S. Senate confirmed him as Deputy Administrator of the Veterans Administration (VA). After six years with the VA he was appointed by President Reagan in 1988 to the Board of Regents of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, Maryland.
Washington DC: Public Affairs Press. Hardcover. vi, , 487,  pages. Index. Inscribed by author on fep. Rear board has weakness and restrengthened with glue. Edge soiling. Jack Anderson (October 19, 1922 – December 17, 2005) was an American newspaper columnist, considered one of the fathers of modern investigative journalism. Anderson won the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for his investigation on secret American policy decision-making between the United States and Pakistan during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. Anderson had a national radio show, acted as Washington bureau chief of Parade magazine, and was a commentator on ABC-TV's Good Morning America. Among his exposés was reporting the Nixon's investigation and harassment of John Lennon during its fight to deport Lennon, the continuing activities of fugitive Nazi officials in South America, and the savings and loan crisis. He revealed the history of a CIA plot to assassinate Fidel Castro, and was credited for breaking the story of the Iran–Contra affair under President Reagan.
New York: Dell Publishing, 1988. Two previous Dell editions [stated], First Dell printing [stated] thus. Mass market paperback. 186,  pages. Cover has some wear. Signed by the author on the title page. Robert Barnard (23 November 1936 – 19 September 2013) was an English crime writer, critic and lecturer. His first crime novel, A Little Local Murder, was published in 1976. The novel was written while he was a lecturer at University of Tromsø in Norway. He went on to write more than 40 other books and numerous short stories. Barnard said that his favorite crime writer was Agatha Christie. In 1980 he published a critique of her work titled A Talent to Deceive: An Appreciation of Agatha Christie. Barnard was awarded the Cartier Diamond Dagger in 2003 by the Crime Writers Association for a lifetime of achievement. Under the pseudonym Bernard Bastable, Robert Barnard published two standalone novels and two alternate history books starring Wolfgang Mozart as a detective, he having survived to old age.
Bnei Brak, Israel: Steimatzky House, 1969. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. 143,  pages. Cover has some wear and soiling. Eliyahu Ben-Shaul Cohen (6 December 1924 – 18 May 1965), commonly known as Eli Cohen, was an Egyptian-born Israeli spy. He is best known for his espionage work in 1961–65 in Syria, where he developed close relationships with the Syrian political and military hierarchy. Syrian counterintelligence eventually uncovered the spy conspiracy and convicted Cohen under pre-war martial law, sentencing him to death and hanging him publicly in 1965. Cohen was born in 1924 in Alexandria, Egypt to a devout Mizrahi Jewish and Zionist family. Israel's secret police recruited a sabotage unit of Jewish Egyptian citizens in 1955 which attempted to undermine Egypt's relationships with western powers in the "Lavon Affair". The unit bombed unoccupied American and British installations, expecting that this would be considered the work of Egyptians. Egyptian authorities uncovered the spy ring and sentenced two of the members to death. Cohen had aided the unit and was implicated, but they found no link between him and the perpetrators.
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xii, 420. Index. Ink notation on corner clipped fep. Minor DJ wear. Some erasable pencil comments and marks noted, primarily at the Table of Contents and on the rep. Signed by the author on the title page. Sidney Stone Blumenthal (born November 6, 1948) is an American journalist and political operative. He is a former aide to President Bill Clinton; a longtime confidant of Hillary Clinton, formerly employed by the Clinton Foundation; and a journalist, particularly known for his writings about American politics and foreign policy. Blumenthal is also the author of a multivolume biography of Abraham Lincoln. Blumenthal has written for numerous publications, including The Washington Post, Vanity Fair, and The New Yorker, for whom he served for a time as the magazine's Washington correspondent, and, was, briefly, the Washington, D.C., bureau chief for Salon, for which he has written over 1,800 pieces online. He is a regular contributor to the openDemocracy website and was a regular columnist for The Guardian. After 2000, he published several essays critical of the administration of George W. Bush. Over time, Blumenthal became increasingly controversial for his partisan brand of journalism, viewed as an archetype of a new type of journalist who have eroded the divide between the fading boundaries between independent journalism and partisan journalism. Even as a writer at The Washington Post, he placed a porous membrane between his political views and his writing. It is the sort of partisan engagement that makes mainstream journalists, even those of liberal politics, deeply uncomfortable.