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Washington DC: Division of Reserve, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, 1966. Hardcover. Inscribed, "To Barry & Family With best wishes from the foot warmers by the fireside to the front line folks. Bill McCahill 1966 Colonel, USMCR." Colonel McCahill led the effort to write and publish the history of the Marine Corps Reserve on their Golden Anniversary. This edition covers the 50 years since the Corps was authorized by Congress in 1916. It is inscribed to Barry Zorthian, an American diplomat who was the U.S. government spokesman in Saigon during the Vietnam War. Boundin red cloth with the Marine Corps seal in gilt on the front cover, and title on spine. In very good condition. 311 pages. MIL/011513. Very Good.
New York: Arbor House, 1979. Hardcover. 8vo. In tan cloth covered boards with black title stamp to spine. In white illustrated dust jacket with black title to front panel and light green title to spine. Minor edgewear to dust jacket. Interior clean and tight. 420pp. WWII/071506. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: Atheneum, 1968. Hardcover. First Edition. Inscribed by authors, "For Barry Zorthian: with best wishes Carl and Shelley Mydans May 1968." Carl and Shelley Mydans were a married photo-reporter team during WWII and after. The book is about 25 of the more than 50 warlike conflicts that took place after 1945 around the world. It includes 114 pages of photographs. The book is inscribed to Barry Zorthian, who was the U.S. government spokesman during the Vietnam War in the 1960s. Bound in black cloth with red cloth spine with title and authors in gilt to spine, very light fading to top edge. In black and red dust jacket with light chipping along edges. Very good plus. 478 pages. MIL/011013. Very Good +.
Bronx, NY: Plotzing Press, 2008. Number 4 of 35 copies, signed by the artist. According to the artist: This book “is based on the game Rock, Paper, Scissors. I use this game as a metaphor for the simple but complicated logic of the games children and adults play. I asked friends and neighbors about this game in their home countries. Many times they remembered striking details of the game from their childhood. Often, they had some variation on the game, but with the same rules, like elephant, human, ant from India or general, gun, surrender from Burma. During the cold war era The RAND corporation [was] financed by the U.S. government [to] set up a think tank for devising mathematical calculations for trying to decide the outcome of a nuclear war with the Soviet Union. The beginning for this theory was called “Game Theory,” devised by John, Von Neumann. Today the threat of nuclear proliferation persists among neighboring countries. Something they all share from history is their own version of Rock, Paper, Scissors. This book is a meditation on the logic of the games we play at every level. This can be the kid who uses Rock, Paper, and Scissors to decide who will go first. Game Theory ends with thoughtful provoking questions for the logic nations decide for peace or war with their neighbors.” Bound in the accordion structure with cream paper covered boards titled in black on the front cover. A cream colored dust jacket printed with a strategy board game’s checkered pattern covers the book. The book is housed in a paper covered slipcase with printed checkerboard pattern that matches the jacket. Letterpress printed in Times and Palatino type with drypoint, mezzotint, white ground, soft ground, and etched images on Vellum Coventry paper. A graduate from SUNY College, Tammy now lives and works in the Mott Haven section of the South Bronx, New York. She studied with Antonio Frasoni and printed at Robert Blackburn’s Printmaking workshop before establishing her own studio. Her work has been exhibited around the world and is held in several institutional collections including Yale University, the Library of Congress, and Duke University. She has won several awards including the BRIO Award from the Bronx Council on the Arts. In fine condition. Unpaginated. Size: approximately 6 x 6.5 x 3.75 inches.
New York: Prometheus Books, 2019. Hardcover. A definiative account of one of the most important events of the Cold War - based on personal files that had never been previously available including old audio tapes, letters, debriefing transcripts, interviews, and recently declassified documents (jacket). Fine in white paper covered boards with silver title to spine. In white illustrated dust jacket with red title to spine. 296 pages. MIL/031819. Fine / Fine.