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Military Situation in the Far East /4 Volumes

By Committee on Armed Services, Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate

Washington: Government Printing Office, 1951. Soft cover. Very Good. Subtitled: "Hearings Before the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate Eighty-Second Congress, First Session to Conduct an Inquiry into the Military Situation in the Far East and the Facts Surrounding the Relief of General of the Army Douglas MacArthur from his Assignments in That Area." First edition (in 4 parts, lacking only the index which was printed in a separate slim volume); 6" x 9"; Part 1 (May 3-14, 1951) pp. [2], 1-724 including text to last page; Part 2 (May 15-31, 1951) pp. [2], 725-1662; Part 3 (June 1-13, 1951) pp. [2], 1663-2567, [1]; Part 4 (June 14-27, 1951) pp. [2], 2569- 3133; original printed green wraps; light age-toning to spines and margins of covers; few crease lines; internally bright and clean; very good. The four tomes contain the record of the hearing on the so called "Truman-MacArthur Controversy." During the Korean War, General Douglas MacArthur insisted on bringing an American attack on China. President Harry Truman declined under the notion that such an attack would draw the Soviet Union into the war. MacArthur publicly criticized the President's decision, which resulted in his removing from the post of Commanding General. Despite his apparent falling from grace, MacArthur was warmly welcomed by the American people on his return home and that is when he uttered his famous words: "Old soldiers never die, they only fade away.


Peace and War. United States Foreign Policy 1931-1941

By Department of State

Washington: Government Printing Office, 1942. Soft cover. Near Fine. First edition; 8vo; pp. iii-vii, [1], 1-144; original red wraps; very minor wear to covers, clean and bright; small penciled-in name to front cover verso; faint crease line to title page, else fine. A record of policies and acts concerning the US foreign relations during the decade of 1931-41.


[Lumber industry]Grade Marking of Lumber for the Consumers' Protection. Report of the Subcommittee on the Grade Marking of Lumber of the National Committee on Wood Utilization

By United States Department of Commerce

Washington: Government Printing Office, 1928. Soft cover. Near Fine. First edition; staple- bound 6" x 9 1/4"; pp. 1-14; original brick-red printed wraps; minor crease to upper corner, else fine; illustrated with b & w photographs. The pamphlet is geared towards consumers, rather than manufactures and distributors, and it explains the advantages of grading lumber for better utilization of wood, as well as better merchandising.


Meats: Composition and Cooking. Farmer's Bulletin No. 34

By Woods, Chas D.

Washington: Government Printing Office, 1904. Soft cover. Good. Second revised printing, issued by the US Department of Agriculture; pamphlet; pp. 31, including text to front and back cover; original printed wraps; minor foxing and wear to covers; very good to near fine. Illustrated with drawings, tables, and diagrams. Comparison between animal and vegetable foods, structure and composition of meats, cuts of meat, etc.