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New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1992. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 25 cm, 779,  pages. Illustrations. Notes. Interviews. Selected Bibliography. Index. Slight soiling to DJ, some wear to DJ edges. Rudy Abramson had a stellar career as a Washington, D.C., correspondent first for the Nashville Tennessean and then the Los Angeles Times. He covered every big national story for a generation, from the landing of men on the moon to Watergate to the Vietnam War. He wrote an impressive biography of W. Averell Harriman. After retiring from the Times, Abramson became engrossed in projects in rural America. His 1996 book “Hallowed Ground: Preserving America’s Heritage” was about the Piedmont region of northern Virginia, where the Battle of Manassas was fought. Abramson also co-edited (with Jean Haskell) the “Encyclopedia of Appalachia” in 2006. Abramson was also among the group of journalists who helped found the Institute for Rural Journalism at the University of Kentucky and, later, the Daily Yonder.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995. First Printing. 351, illus., maps, appendices, notes, bibliography, index, usual library markings, rear flyleaf has been removedDJ in plastic sleeve. This book details the U.S. plans to invade Japan at the end of the Second World War. The authors contend that the Japanese were not planning on surrendering, and were only forced to do so by the American use of atomic weapons.
Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1989. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xiii, , 592 pages. Illustrations. Author's Note. Interviews. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Lawrence Rush "Rick" Atkinson IV (born November 16, 1952) is an American author, most recently of The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777, the first volume in the Revolution Trilogy. He has won Pulitzer Prizes in history and journalism. After working as a newspaper reporter, editor, and foreign correspondent for The Washington Post, Atkinson turned to writing military history. His seven books include narrative accounts of five different American wars. His Liberation Trilogy, a history of the American role in the liberation of Europe in World War II, concluded with the publication of The Guns at Last Light in May 2013. In 2010, he received the $100,000 Pritzker Military Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing.