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Philadelphia, PA: Current History, Inc., 1988. quarto, 97, wraps, map, footnotes, rear cover quite creased & small tears, creases and tears p. 95 This issue focuses on the Middle East. Topics covered include U.S. policy in the Middle East, Soviet policy in the Middle East, the Islamic resurgence, the Iran-Iraq War and the Persian Gulf Crisis, Israel at forty, the politics of transition in Turkey, the Palestinians, and Syria and Lebanon.
London: The Economist Newspaper Ltd., 1980. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Magazine. 112 pages, including covers. Illustrations (some advertisements in color). Cover has some wear and soiling. Cover shows caricatures of Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. This issue includes articles related to Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, Lech Walesa, Gdansk, OPEC, Middle East, Margaret Thatcher, Evolution, Presidential Campaign.
Chicago, IL: Playboy Press, 1976. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. , 344,  pages. DJ is worn and soiled. Some edge soiling. Black mark on bottom edge. Spiro Theodore "Ted" Agnew (November 9, 1918 – September 17, 1996) was the 39th Vice President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1973. He was the second and most recent vice president to resign the office, though unlike John C. Calhoun in 1832, Agnew left office in disgrace. Beginning in early 1973, Agnew was investigated by the United States Attorney for the District of Maryland on suspicion of conspiracy, bribery, extortion and tax fraud. Agnew had accepted payments from contractors during his time as a Maryland official, and the payments had continued into his time as vice president. After denying his guilt for months, Agnew negotiated a plea agreement that would involve his resignation from office. On October 10, 1973, Agnew pled no contest to a single felony charge of tax evasion, resigned his office, and was replaced by House Minority Leader Gerald Ford. Agnew spent the remainder of his life quietly, rarely making public appearances. He wrote a novel, and also a memoir defending his actions.
San Diego, CA: Simulations Design Corporation, 1977. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. 66,  pages including covers. Illustration on front cover. Information on the back cover. Illustrations. Maps. Footnotes. Bibliography. Bibliography includes several simulation-games. Cover has some wear and soiling. Includes: Background to war, opening moves, missiles go to war, War in the air, Desert warriors at sea, the holding actions, counterattack, flanking attack, breakthrough and envelopment, final positions. One of the very first descriptions of the Yom Kippur War. It focuses on the military aspects and makes for interesting reading. The text is liberally punctuated with photos and line drawings and tables. The text is laid out in subsequent chapters that reflect the dominate maneuver during the war. The book was written from very sparse but solid sources.
New York: American Technion Society, 1982, 2001. Presumed First Edition, First printing for each volume. Hardcover. 28 cm,. 2 Volumes. Volume 1, ix, , 439,  pages. Volume 2, ix, , 380,  pages. Illustrations. Index. Volume 1 DJ somewhat soiled and scratched with curled and frayed edges and minor tears/loss of DJ material, text clean. Volume 2 DJ is in better condition. Volume 1 is inscribed by the author, on a sheet of paper laid into the book. Inscription reads: For Joanne--Whose devotion and conscientiousness helped make possible appearance of this book. Carl Alpert, 7 Nov. 1982. Carl Alpert (May 12, 1913 – May 12, 2005) was a Boston-born journalist, author, communal worker and public relations specialist, first in America and then in Israel (where he settled in 1952). His first newspaper article appeared on April 25, 1930, and his last was dated March 14, 2005. His syndicated articles appeared in Denver's Intermountain Jewish News over the course of 67 years. He calculated that he had written some 3,300 columns.
New York: Horizon Press, 1975. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 189,  pages. Notes. DJ has some wear and soiling. Author signed card to a member of Senator Edward Kennedy's staff laid in. Dr. Gil Carl AlRoy was a professor of political science at Hunter College who wrote extensively about relations between Arabs and Jews in the Middle East. Dr. AlRoy, who was born in Chernovtsy, Rumania, twice escaped from Soviet troops when they occupied Chernovtsy in 1940. He later escaped from the Germans' Doaga concentration camp dressed as a German soldier. He emigrated to Israel and in 1954 came to the United States. He graduated from City College in 1959 and earned a doctorate in political science from Princeton University in 1961. Dr. AlRoy joined the faculty at Hunter College in 1963. His books included ''Behind the Middle East Conflict'' (1975), ''The Kissinger Experience'' (1975) and ''The Real Impasse Between Arab and Jew'' (1979).
New York: Doubleday, 2013. First Edition [stated]. Later printing. Hardcover. xii, , 577,  pages. Illustrations. Some corners wrinkled at top edge. DJ has a few small creases and one small tear. Contains Author's Note and Introduction. Also contains front endpaper maps of The Middle Eastern Front, World War 1, as well as rear endpaper maps of The Syrian Theater, King Hussein's Conception of the future Middle East as outlined in the McMahon-Hussein Correspondence, 1915, and British and French Division of the future Middle East as outlined in the secret Dykes-Picot Agreement, 1916. The book also contains an Epilogue, as well as Acknowledgments, Notes, Bibliography, and Index. Based on years of intensive primary document research, this book definitively overturns received wisdom on how the modern Middle East was formed.