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  • THE DEVIL'S VOYAGE. by Chalker, Jack L.
    Chalker, Jack L.
    THE DEVIL'S VOYAGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1981. dj. Hardcover first edition - World War II historical novel by this writer best known for his science fiction, based on the story of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, the ship that carried the atom bomb from San Francisco to the Pacific island from which it was launched - and which was sunk by Japanese torpedoes on its return journey, with only 400 of its over 1200 crew members surviving. 326 pp. ISBN: 0-385152841.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket (very light remainder spray bottom edge)

    Book ID: 74801
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  • SOMETHING INCREDIBLY WONDERFUL HAPPENS: Frank Oppenheimer and the World He Made Up. by Cole, K.C. Foreword by Murray Gell-Mann.
    Cole, K.C. Foreword by Murray Gell-Mann.
    SOMETHING INCREDIBLY WONDERFUL HAPPENS: Frank Oppenheimer and the World He Made Up.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A very personal story drawn from letters, documents, and extensive interviews about the man whose irrepressible spirit would inspire so many. Frank was a physicist who worked on the atomic bomb like his more famous brother Robert, and they both had their careers destroyed by the Red Scare. Unlike Robert, who died a ruined man, he went on to create the Exploritorium in San Francisco - a place where something wonderful does indeed happen. SIGNED by the author, K. C. Cole on the title page. Foreword by Murray Gell-Mann. Photographs, notes, bibliography, index. xiv, 396 pp. ISBN: 9780151008223.

    Condition: Very good in a near fine dust jacket (highlighting on a few pages towards the front)

    Book ID: 58665
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  • EINSTEIN: His Life and Universe by [Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955] Isaacson, Walter.
    [Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955] Isaacson, Walter.
    EINSTEIN: His Life and Universe

    Edition: First thus- an unabridged large print trade paperback.

    New York: Large Print Press / Gale Cengage, (2008). First edition - A definite biography, drawing on new research and documents only recently made available, which " reveals the man behind the science, from his early years and thought experiments in Germany, to his marriages and children, his role in the development of the Atomic Bomb and his work for Civil Rights groups in the United States." Illustrated with photographs, Notes and sources. 942 pp. ISBN: 978-1594132599.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 83422
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  • WHITE SANDS, RED MENACE. by Klages, Ellen.
    Klages, Ellen.
    WHITE SANDS, RED MENACE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A sequel to her award-winning historical novel 'The Green Glass Sea.' In this book, it is 1946 and World War II is over - and the Gordons have moved from Los Alamos south to Alamogordo, New Mexico.INSCRIBED on the title page "To -- rockets away!" and dated in the year of publication. 337 pp plus an author's note. ISBN: 9780670062355.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52455
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  • WHITE SANDS, RED MENACE. by Klages, Ellen.
    Klages, Ellen.
    WHITE SANDS, RED MENACE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A sequel to her award-winning historical novel 'The Green Glass Sea.' In this book, it is 1946 and World War II is over - and the Gordons have moved from Los Alamos south to Alamogordo, New Mexico. SIGNED on the title page dated in the year of publication. 337 pp plus an author's note. Postcard laid in. ISBN: 9780670062355.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 56665
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  • WHITE SANDS, RED MENACE. by Klages, Ellen.
    Klages, Ellen.
    WHITE SANDS, RED MENACE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A sequel to her award-winning historical novel 'The Green Glass Sea.' In this book, it is 1946 and World War II is over - and the Gordons have moved from Los Alamos south to Alamogordo, New Mexico. SIGNED on the title page. 337 pp plus an author's note. ISBN: 9780670062355.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 50293
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  • HIROSHIMA IN AMERICA: Fifty Years of Denial by Lifton, Robert Jay and Mitchell, Greg
    Lifton, Robert Jay and Mitchell, Greg
    HIROSHIMA IN AMERICA: Fifty Years of Denial

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, 1995. dj. Hardcover first edition - Book written to mark the 50th anniversary of the atomic bombings at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Index, notes and an appendix that discusses the images of Hiroshima in film and books.425 pp. ISBN: 0-399-140727.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 7703
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  • Nason, Tema.
    ETHEL: The Fictional Autobiography.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel of Ethel Roseberg the woman convicted and put to death in 1953 on charges of being a spy for Russia. ISBN: 0-385-301685.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.(Bottom of spine damaged from water and a little worn)

    Book ID: 27381
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  • THE DOOMSDAY MEN: An Adventure. by Priestley, J.B. (John Boynton Priestley, 1894-1984)
    Priestley, J.B. (John Boynton Priestley, 1894-1984)
    THE DOOMSDAY MEN: An Adventure.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1938. Hardcover first edition - Described at the time of publication as "a thriller of the atomic age", this was Priestley's only novel set primarily in California. On the dedication page, he refers to it as a "fairy tale in Western rig." A review on "Reading California Fiction" commented "A British architect plays tennis with a beautiful but mysterious Californian in France; an American physicist searches for a missing colleague in England; a global adventurer arrives in Los Angeles to investigate the murder of his brother. The three come together in Barstow, the largest town in the Mojave Desert. There they find a common interest in the activities of a small group…

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    New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1938. Hardcover first edition - Described at the time of publication as "a thriller of the atomic age", this was Priestley's only novel set primarily in California. On the dedication page, he refers to it as a "fairy tale in Western rig." A review on "Reading California Fiction" commented "A British architect plays tennis with a beautiful but mysterious Californian in France; an American physicist searches for a missing colleague in England; a global adventurer arrives in Los Angeles to investigate the murder of his brother. The three come together in Barstow, the largest town in the Mojave Desert. There they find a common interest in the activities of a small group of religious fundamentalists. It turns out the group is not merely looking forward to the end of the world but planning to bring it about. This book has a thriller-like story - someone is scheming to blow up the world - but . . . the plot unfolds at a leisurely pace. Although not action packed, the book is notable for its main plot point and many vivid descriptions of the California desert. Readers, incidentially, may be surprised that Priestley had so much information (not all of it accurate) on the explosive possibilities of splitting the atom in 1938, years before the bomb was actually created." 287 pp.

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    Condition: Near fine in black cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front cover - inconspicuous previous owner's name, some rubbing to the spine lettering, but still legible, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82686
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