Madison, CT: St. Clair Press, 1992. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth and boards. SIGNED by Author on front free endpaper; thick 8vo, gray quarter cloth with black lettering on spine over bright blue boards with facsimile signature of author; archival polyester-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) depicts a tiny island with several burning buildings painted by Don Lewis; 536 pages +  About the Author. Weight: 2 lbs. 2 oz. Very Fine / Fine. Item #6756
Neil P. Ruzic, the L age 73, on Tuesday, January 20, 2004. Neil Ruzic, author, publisher, pilot, father and animal lover was a resident of Beverly Shores IN, a small town that blends into the dunes of Lake Michigan, 50 miles east of Chicago. Neil served in the 3rd Armor Division as a tank commander and gunnery instructor during the Korean War.
Two of Neil's books, ''The Case for Going to the Moon'' and ''Where the Winds Sleep'' are still compelling. They describe the value a moon base has for human development. The second book develops the architecture for setting up a self-sustaining moon base as a portal for Maritan and planetary exploration. Neil authored 12 books and over 250 articles.
Neil was also past president of the National Space Society which he co-founded with Werner von Braun.
Neil developed an Island for Science in the Bahamas after Dunn and Bradstreet bought his magazines. His project aimed to create a self-sustaining economy for the Bahamian islanders. A slightly fictionalized account appears in this adventure action book The Shallow Sea. Today the island--"Coco Cay"--is a day trip for many cruise ships.
SIGNED & in EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION in all respects!