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Hong Kong: Asia 2000 Ltd, 1997. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Hardcover. Format is approximately 12 inches by 13 inches. 168,  pages. Illustrated endpapers. Map. Text is in French. Photographs are in color. Illustrations. Music CD by Johannes Schutt in a pocket after page 168. The chapter titles are: Liminaire, Evanescence, Eternelles, Perle d'Asie, La reiviere des Dragons, Le monde et le sacre, Au fil des bagues, Sous les chapeaux conique, Le long due fleuve Rouge, and Visages d'il Y a Mille ans... Often this work is listed as published in 1995 but copyright information indicates that it was published no earlier than 1997. This work was later revised and republished in a bilingual (French and English) version.
Washington, DC: U. S. Government Printing Office, 2005. Presumed first edition/first printing. Wraps. With the companion CD present in back pocket. , xxxviii, 660 pages. Front cover has folding flap with text. Footnotes. Fold-out. Maps. Illustrations. This was prepared under the auspices of David F. Gordon, Vice Chairman, National Intelligence Council. This is a historic collection of intelligence documents related to the Vietnam War. It contains 38 documents with an additional 174 in the companion CD. These document show how the U.S. Intelligence Community viewed critical developments over a 27-year period, ranging from analysis of the breakup of colonial empires to the Communist takeover of Saigon in 1975. From Wikipedia: "The National Intelligence Council (NIC) is the center for midterm and long-term strategic thinking within the United States Intelligence Community (IC). It was formed in 1979. According to its official website: It leads the IC's effort to produce National Intelligence Estimates and other documents; It supports (and reports to) the Director of National Intelligence; It serves as a focal point for policymakers' questions; It contributes to the effort to allocate IC resources in response to policy changes; and It communicates with experts in academia and the private sector to broaden the IC's perspective; The NIC's goal is to provide policymakers with the best information: unvarnished, unbiased and without regard to whether the analytic judgments conform to current U.S. policy."
National Intelligence Council, 2004. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. , xliv. 678 pages. With CD in pocket at back cover. Format is approximately 8.5 inches by 11 inches. Some tears and wear on back cover. Text in English with some Chinese text. The National Intelligence Council issued this collection of over seventy National Intelligence Estimates on China--the largest such release ever made at one time. These formerly classified documents represent the most authoritative assessments of the United States Government and so constitute a unique historical records of a momentous era in China's modern history.
New York: Simon and Schuster, c1989. First Printing. Hardcover. 25 cm. 317,  pages. Red dot on bottom edge. Robert Sam Anson (born 1945) is an American journalist and author. He has been a contributing editor to Vanity Fair since 1995. He is the author of six nonfiction books, including Gone Crazy and Back Again: The Rise and Fall of the Rolling Stone Generation, about Jann Wenner and his magazine. Anson covered the Vietnam War for Time, beginning in 1969. He spent six months covering the buildup to the war in Cambodia. On August 3, 1970, he was taken prisoner by North Vietnamese troop and held by the North Vietnamese and the Khmer Rouge as a prisoner of war. He avoided execution after convincing his captors that he was a journalist. Anson wrote of his experience in War News: A Young Reporter in Indochina. Anson has also contributed to Esquire, Life, and Mademoiselle. His 1981 Esquire cover story on Doug Kenney, "The Life and Death of a Comic Genius," was the first major print remembrance of the National Lampoon humorist.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1994. First Printing. Hardcover. 25 cm, 463,  pages. Illustrations. Index. Damp stains and wrinkling in bottom margin (no pages stuck). Inscribed by the author. The author has won the Pulitzer Prize, the George Polk Memorial Award, and at least three Sigma Delta Chi awards. Peter Gregg Arnett, ONZM (born 13 November 1934) is a New Zealand-born journalist holding both New Zealand and US citizenship. Arnett worked for National Geographic magazine, and later for various television networks, most notably CNN. He is known for his coverage the Vietnam War and the Gulf War. He was awarded the 1966 Pulitzer Prize in International Reporting for his work in Vietnam from 1962 to 1975, mostly reporting for the Associated Press. CNN CNN sent Arnett to Baghdad because of his experience in covering military conflicts. Arnett was part of the live coverage beginning on January 17th, 1991, the start of the Gulf War air campaign, where he and colleagues Bernard Shaw and John Holliman kept broadcasting from their Al-Rasheed Hotel room amid extensive aerial bombing by the Western Coalition forces. In 1994, Arnett's book Live from the Battlefield: From Vietnam to Baghdad, 35 Years in the World's War Zones was published. In March 1997, Arnett interviewed Osama bin Laden. The journalism school at the Southern Institute of Technology that was named after him closed in 2015. He retired as a field reporter in 2007. He now lives in Los Angeles and teaches journalism at Shantou University in China.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1994. First Printing. Hardcover. 25 cm, 463,  pages. Illustrations. Index. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Nice, long inscription by the author on fep. to Kimberly Lenz, perhaps the educator and human rights activist and Amnesty International volunteer. The author has won the Pulitzer Prize, the George Polk Memorial Award, and at least three Sigma Delta Chi awards. Peter Gregg Arnett, ONZM (born 13 November 1934) is a New Zealand-born journalist holding both New Zealand and US citizenship. Arnett worked for National Geographic magazine, and later for various television networks, most notably CNN. He is known for his coverage the Vietnam War and the Gulf War. He was awarded the 1966 Pulitzer Prize in International Reporting for his work in Vietnam from 1962 to 1975, mostly reporting for the Associated Press. CNN CNN sent Arnett to Baghdad because of his experience in covering military conflicts. Arnett was part of the live coverage beginning on January 17th, 1991, the start of the Gulf War air campaign, where he and colleagues Bernard Shaw and John Holliman kept broadcasting from their Al-Rasheed Hotel room amid extensive aerial bombing by the Western Coalition forces. In 1994, Arnett's book Live from the Battlefield: From Vietnam to Baghdad, 35 Years in the World's War Zones was published. In March 1997, Arnett interviewed Osama bin Laden. The journalism school at the Southern Institute of Technology that was named after him closed in 2015. He retired as a field reporter in 2007. He now lives in Los Angeles and teaches journalism at Shantou University in China.
Annapolis, MD: United States Naval Institute, 1959. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. XVI, , 413,  pages. Endpaper maps. Footnotes. Illustrations. Maps. Appendices. Index. This book is the ninth volume in the U.S. Naval Institute's series of historical studies covering World War II naval operations from all sides--enemy as wall as American and Allied. Counter-admiral Gabriel Paul Auphan (November 4, 1894, Alès – April 16, 1982) was a French naval officer who became the State Secretary of the Navy (secrétaire d'État à la Marine) of the Vichy government from April to November 1942. Director of the center of studies and second in command of the École navale at Brest in 1933, he served then in the cabinet of François Piétri, minister of the Navy (1934–1935), then commanded the cruiser Émile-Bertin in squadron in the Atlantic. Capitaine de Vaisseau in October 1936, he received in October 1937 the command of the Jean-d'Arc and the application school of the enseignes de vaisseau with whom he conducted a tour around the world (1937–1938) and a second campaign in the Atlantic and the Pacific. He exercised the functions of military governor of Polynesia (1938–1939). He was accordingly assigned to studies section of the État-Major general. In anticipation of the war which was expected, he was sent to London to coordinate future operations with the Royal Navy. He held his own views regarding the evacuation at Dunkirk or by Operation Catapult. Auphan dedicated his life later to writings: a close figure to général Maxime Weygand or colonel Remy, he published his souvenirs, and defended his views, remaining loyal to the memories of Marshal Philippe Pétain.
New York City: Gallery Books [an imprint of W. H. Smith Publishers, Inc.', 1987. Reprint edition. Hardcover. 62, [2--rear cover] pages. Illustrations (some in color). Appendices (including a chronology). Index. Further Reading. Sticker residue at bottom of front cover. Cover has some wear and soiling. This is one of the Conflict in the 20th Century series. Ian Beckett’s research focuses on British auxiliary forces, the First World War, and the late Victorian army. On auxiliary forces, his publications have included The Amateur Military Tradition, 15548-1945 and, most recently, the edited Citizen Soldiers and the British Empire, 1837-1902. A Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, he has been Chairman of the Council of the Army Records Society since 2000, and is also Secretary to the Buckinghamshire Military Museum Trust. He is on the executive council of the Buckinghamshire Record Society, and is on the editorial boards of Small Wars and Insurgencies, and of two monograph series, Insurgency, Counter-insurgency and National Security, and The History of Military Occupation.
Washington, DC: United States Air Force, Office of Air Force History, 1984. Revised Edition, Presumed First Printing. Hardcover. Format is approximately 8 inches by 10.5 inches. xiv, 383,  pages. Foreword to Revised Edition. Illustrations (some color). Color maps. Appendices. Glossary. Index. The authors included: Jack S. Ballard; Ray L. Bowers; Roland W. Doty, Jr.; FR. Frank Futrell; William Greenhalgh; J. C. Hopkins; William B. Karstetter; Robert R. Kritt; Doris E. Krudener; Kenneth L. Patchin; Ralph A. Rowley; Jacob Van Staaveren; and Bernard T. Termena. Among the topics covered are: Air Operations, Tet Offensive, Rolling Thunder, Interdiction, Arc Light Operations, Tactical Airlift, Strategic Airlift, Air Refueling, Tactical Reconnaissance, Air Rescue, Logistics, Base Defense, Medical Support, Military Civic Action, Military Training, VIetnamization, and Prisoners of War and Operation Homecoming.
New York: Smithmark, 1996. First Printing this edition [Stated]. Hardcover. Format is approximately 8.75 inches by 12.25 inches. 264 pages. Illustrated endpapers. Maps. Illustrations (some in color). Tear at top edge of rep. Foreword by General William C. Westmoreland. Includes list of Key individuals, chronology, Weapons, POWs, Missing in Action, Index. Among the contributing authors are: Bernard c. Nalty, Charles B. MacDonald, and Jacob Neufeld. Among some of the topics addressed are: French Rule, Indochina, Military Intervention, Ngo Dinh Diem, Air War, Military Strategy, Naval Operations, Marine Corps Operations, Viet Cong, Tet Offensive, Siege of Khe Sanh, Vietnamization, Ho Chi Minh Trail, B-52s, Strategic Bombing, Veterans, and Prisoners of War.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1994. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 494,  pages. Maps. Illustrations. Sources and Acknowledgments. Notes. Bibliography. Index. This is a gripping account of an exceptional man - Jim Gavin, America's best paratrooper leader throughout WWII. During Operation Market Garden, Gavin wrote a new chapter in paratrooper heroism, seizing all his objectives despite a serious spinal injury on landing. The first comprehensive biography of James M. Gavin profiles the heroic general who led the famous 82nd Airborne Division during World War II and who later worked at the Pentagon and served as ambassador to France under President Kennedy. First printing was reportedly limited to only 20,000 copies. T. Michael Booth was a former paratrooper and Green Beret. A graduate of Yale, he knew General Gavin for a period of time before the Generals death and had his encouragement to produce this biography. Duncan Spencer was the author or coauthor of numerous books, among them Paratrooper and Conversations with the Enemy (which was a nonfiction finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He was a veteran journalist who had worked for The Washington Star and had been a columnist for Roll Call.