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Aurora, IL: Caroline House Publishers, Inc., 1981. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 128 pages. Frontis illustration. Illustrations. DJ has wear, soiling, tears and chips. Bill Adler, who pursued his goal of conceptualizing, writing, editing, compiling and marketing hundreds of books — prompting one magazine to anoint him “the most fevered mind” in publishing. Mr. Adler achieved early success by collecting and publishing letters children had written to President John F. Kennedy. He followed up with children’s letters to Smokey Bear, Santa Claus, Vice President Spiro T. Agnew and President Obama, among many others. He helped popularize novels written by political, entertainment and sports celebrities, supplying ghostwriters and even plots. He signed up beauty queens to write diet and exercise books. As an agent, his clients included Ronald and Nancy Reagan, Howard Cosell, Mike Wallace and Ralph Nader. Mr. Adler was best known for his own titles. In 1969, he compiled “The Wit & Humor of Richard Nixon” and in 1981, "The Reagan Wit."
Washington, DC: Central Intelligence Agency, Center for the Study of Intelligence, 2000. 45th Anniversary Issue. Wraps. Format is approximately 8.5 inches by 11 inches. viii, 211,  pages and rear cover. Wraps. Illustrations. This issue includes Selected Unclassified and Declassified Articles, 1955-1999. Studies in Intelligence is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal on intelligence that is published by the Center for the Study of Intelligence, a group within the United States Central Intelligence Agency. It contains both classified and unclassified articles on the methodology and history of the field of intelligence gathering. The journal was established by Sherman Kent in 1955. According to Kent, intelligence "has developed a recognized methodology; it has developed a vocabulary; it has developed a body of theory and doctrine; it has elaborate and refined techniques. It now has a large professional following. What it lacks is a literature.... The most important service that such a literature performs is the permanent recording of our new ideas and experiences."
Philadelphia, PA: J. C. McCurty & Co., 1881. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xvi-760,  pages. Frontis illustration. Illustrations. One illustration appears to be missing (at page 217/8). Page 219/20 disbound but present. Signature of pages 651 through 658 disbound but present. List of illustrations has several errors as to where the illustrations appear in the text. Boards weak and nearly separated from the text. Some page foxing and staining. Some page edge tears. Corner of rear cover chipped. A thoroughly disreputable copy. The author was the Managing Editor of The American.
New York: Vantage Press, 1976. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. xxi, , 225,  pages. Illustrations. Scenes and Cast of Characters. Bibliography. Inscribed and dated by the author on the fep. John Wilkes Booth (May 10, 1838 – April 26, 1865) was an American actor who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., on April 14, 1865. A member of the prominent, 19th-century Booth theatrical family from Maryland, and a famous actor in his own right, Booth was also a Confederate sympathizer who, denouncing President Lincoln, lamented the recent abolition of slavery in the United States. Originally, Booth and his small group of conspirators had plotted to kidnap Lincoln, but they later agreed to murder him as well as Vice President Andrew Johnson and Secretary of State William H. Seward, likewise to aid the Confederate cause. Although its Army of Northern Virginia had surrendered four days earlier, Booth believed that the War remained unresolved because the army of General Joseph E. Johnston continued fighting.
New York: Gallery Books, 2010. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xvii, , 427,  pages. Illustrations. List of Abbreviations and Code Names. Index. DJ has some wear and soiling, especially at lower back near spine. Jerry Blaine is a former U.S. Secret Service Agent and one of the country’s leading experts in high-level, high profile security. In 1959, Jerry Blaine was hired as a Special Agent of the United States Secret Service, and was handpicked to serve on the elite White House Secret Service Detail, the team responsible for protecting President Dwight D. Eisenhower. When John F. Kennedy was elected in November 1960, Blaine was transferred to the President-elect detail and, for the next three years, traveled with President Kennedy all over the world—through Europe and Central America, from Hyannis Port to Palm Beach. President Kennedy’s assassination on November 22, 1963 threw the country and the White House into sudden turmoil and despair. Abruptly, the Kennedy Detail became the Johnson Detail. There was no time to grieve, no time to deal with feelings of anger, frustration and guilt; and Lyndon B. Johnson was no John F. Kennedy. On July 4, 1964, Jerry Blaine resigned from the Secret Service to join the private sector.