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The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Vol. XXXIII. History of Alaska, 1730-1885

By: Bancroft, Hubert Howe

Price: $69.95

Publisher: San Francisco, A.L. Bancroft: 1886

Seller ID: 12972

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Front board separated,paper tape securing title page and inner back hinge, previous owner's embossed stamp, some wear and peeling of leather. Leather of spine split down back edge and torn across middle. Raised bands somewhat worn but black spine labels with gilt print still bright ; Text block solid and unmarked, fold-out map in fine condition, marbled page edges, binding of tan leather boards needs some work but book appears to be complete ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 775 pages View more info

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Nursery History of the United States,

By: Barber, Lucy Lombardi

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Frederick A. Stokes Company: 1921

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 19266

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Illustrated boards show some shelf wear with soiling of all surfaces, moisture stain on front and back board. Page 7 has been marked in ink, consisting of two letters and one underline, none in rest of book . ; A tight solid book. Attractive colour illustrations of events in US history and period costume throughout. ; Colour Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 208 pages; This edition covers American history up to the end of WWI, touching on world events. View more info

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Rising Tide The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How it Changed America

By: Barry, John M.

Price: $36.50

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1997

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 19210

ISBN: 0684810468

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Only slight wear ; A bright, solid book dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; B&W Illustrations; 9.4 X 6.2 X 1.7 inches; 528 pages; "An American epic of science, politics, race, honor, high society, and the Mississippi River, Rising Tide tells the riveting and nearly forgotten story of the greatest natural disaster this country has ever known -- the Mississippi flood of 1927. The river inundated the homes of nearly one million people, helped elect Huey Long governor and made Herbert Hoover president, drove hundreds of thousands of blacks north, and transformed American society and politics fore... View more info

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Central in Our Lives Voices from Little Rock Central High School 1957-1959

By: Brodie, Ralph & Marvin Schwartz

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Little Rock, Arkansas, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17954

ISBN: 0970857489

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


DJ shows light shelf wear, creased with shot tear top of spine. ; A bright, solid book, Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; 9.10 X 6 X 0.80 inches; 211 pages; "Students and faculty members who went through the desegregation crisis of this memorable time recall events and personal feelings as they tried to avoid the outside interruptions while getting an education. Much has been said and written about the Little Rock Nine, who have also shared their memories through the years. And the students who protested and caused problems have also had their forum. Now, this book presents the ... View more info

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The Army Blue Book 1961 - Volume I

By: Compere, Tom (editor)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill: 1960

Edition: Deluxe

Seller ID: 6665

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket


DJ shows some wear, short tears at extremities small tape stain on spine, prlce clipped. Front free end paper excised, corners a little bumped, tape stains on back end papers and boards. Library stamp on page edges. Some yellowing of pages ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar. ; Ex-Lib; The Army Blue Book; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 351 pages; A US Army Yearbook. Many articles by various authors including: General Lyman L. Lemnitzer, Cornelius Ryan, Dr. Wernher von Braun, General Maxwell Taylor and a 4 page article about life in the Army by Elvis Presley. View more info

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The Cajuns Essays on Their History and Culture

By: Conrad, Glenn R. (Editor)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Lafayette, Louisiana, The Center for Louisiana Studies, University of Southwest Louisiana: 1978

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 16161

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket


Light wear and scuffing to dust jacket, top corners bumped. Previous owner's name inside front cover. ; DJ in Mylar. A tight solid book. ; US History Series # 11; B&W Illustrations; 262 pages; This is a series of essays by a variety of authors from various backgrounds - linguists and historians, many of natives of Louisiana. View more info

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Reassessing the Presidency The Rise of the Executive State and the Decline of Freedom

By: Denson (editor), John V. & et al.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Auburn, AL, Mises Institute: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18721

ISBN: 0945466293

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Light edge wear.; A bright, solid book, dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; 9.10 X 6 X 2.40 inches; 826 pages; "This remarkable volume is the first full-scale revision of the official history of the U.S. executive state. It traces the progression of power exercised by American presidents from the early American Republican up to the eventual reality of the power-hungry Caesars which later appear as president in American history. Contributors examine the usual judgments of the historical profession to show the ugly side of supposed presidential greatness.The mission inherent in this un... View more info

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Colonial Challenges Britons, Native Americans, and Caribs, 1759-1775

By: Fabel, Robin F. A.

Price: $59.95

Publisher: Gainesville, FL, University Press of Florida: 2000

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 19001

ISBN: 081301798X

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


As new. ; A bright, solid book. ; B&W Illustrations; 9.3 X 6.2 X 0.9 inches; 282 pages; "In this examination of British colonial practices, Robin Fabel investigates the reactions of native populations to British imperialism in the two decades before the American Revolution. Specifically, he looks at the Cherokees, the small tribes of the Mississippi, and the Black Caribs of the Windward Islands - all groups whose territories bordered on British settlements, all groups who first cooperated with and later resisted British diplomatic and military instrusions. Fabel reveals the flaws in Briti... View more info

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Economy Of British West Florida, 1763 - 1783

By: Fabel, Robin F. A.

Price: $21.50

Publisher: Tuscaloosa, AL, University Alabama Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19007

ISBN: 081730312X

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket


DJ shows very light shelf wear, slight soil page fore edges. ; A bright, solid book dustjacket in Mylar. ; 9.4 X 6.0 X 1.7 inches; 296 pages; "British West Florida encompassed the panhandle of the modern state of Florida, about half of present-day Alabama, large portion of Mississippi, and some of Louisiana. The British were of diverse opinions regarding the territory. Some British politicians thought Florida full of strategic and economic potential. Others, perhaps without political affiliation, thought it strange that, having conquered developed Spanish possessions of known wealth, such ... View more info

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Open Veins of Latin America Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent

By: Galeano, Eduardo

Price: $60.00

Publisher: London, Monthly Review Press: 1973

Edition: First English Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 19318

ISBN: 0853452792

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


DJ shows heavy shelf wear with small tears, creasing and chipping. Sun-faded on spine and back of DJ. Previous owner's name on FFEP, some underlining and margin notes by previous owner. ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector, unclipped. ; 8.1 X 5.2 X 1.2 inches; 320 pages; "Rather than chronology, geography, or political successions, Eduardo Galeano has organized the various facets of Latin American history according to the patterns of five centuries of exploitation. Thus he is concerned with gold and silver, cacao and cotton, rubber and coffee, fruit, hides and wool,... View more info

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The Trans-Mississippi West (1803-1853) a History of Its Acquisitions and Settlement

By: Goodwin, Cardinal

Price: $39.95

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton & Co.: 1922

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 16813

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Dark blue cloth covered boards show small ding on front board, reference library markings on front end papers and page edges. There appears to be a page missing following copyright page. Some water staining to edges of tipped in maps, light possible evidence of water damage to page edges. ; A tight solid book, hinges intact. Fold-out map bound in at page 248, double page map showing population distribution west of the Mississippi in 1850, tipped in between pages 456-7, double page showing land acquired by the US, tipped in between pages 504-505. ; Ex-Library; 8.40 X 5.70 X 1.40 inches; 528 p... View more info

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Na Pule Kahiko Ancient Hawaiian Prayers

By: Gutmanis, June

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Honolulu, HI, Editions Limited: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18175

ISBN: 0960793860

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Head and tail of spine a little bumped, dustjacket has a couple of short tears, lightly faded on spine ; A bright, solid book, drawings by Susanne Indich throughout. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. This is the hardcover edition in dustjacket ; B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 124 pages; Up until 1822, the Hawaiian language was strictly oral. When the American missionaries arrived, they set up a printing press and set about putting the spoken language into print. With the spread of Christianity a number of the ancient Hawaiian prayers have been lost but this study has at... View more info

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The Historical Atlas of New York City A Visual Celebration of Nearly 400 Years of New York City's History

By: Homberger, Eric

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt & Co: 1994

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 19213

ISBN: 0805026495

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Only slight wear ; A bright, solid book dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; Henry Holt Reference Book; Colour Illustrations; 11.0 X 8.7 X 0.8 inches; 192 pages; "Eric Homberger's The Historical Atlas of New York City shows what can be achieved within a very narrow frame of discussion. With just one city to depict, Homberger explores the rich variety of details in the city's 400-year history with vivid drawings and illustrations as well as beautifully rendered maps. The atlas takes on the geologic history of New York, major eras (Indian, Dutch, and British), and the formative 19th century, as ... View more info

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The White House and its Thirty-four Families

By: Jensen, Amy La Follette

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Mcgraw Hill: 1965

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 17287

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Cloth boards show light edge wear, DJ has 1" X 1 1/2" piece missing from top of spine area, general edge wear. ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 309 pages; A history of the White House, home of the American presidents from its first occupant, John Adams in 1800, up to and including Lyndon B. Johnson and family in 1963. The early chapters review many of the preliminary designs for the building. Generously illustrated with many photographs and drawings. View more info

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DANGEROUS NATION AMERICA IN THE WORLD 1600-1900

By: KAGAN, ROBERT

Price: $26.50

Publisher: London, ATLANTIC BOOKS: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16552

ISBN: 1843545306

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Only slight wear ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; 9.29 X 6.54 X 1.97 inches; 5827 pages; From the DJ flap: "In this ground-breaking book Kagan sets the historical record straight and explodes some of the most powerful - and enduring - myths about America's attitude to the rest of the world. In the process Kagan reveals an America that is as ambitious as it is expansionist." Most Americans believe the United States had been an isolationist power until the twentieth century. This is wrong. In a riveting and brilliantly revisionist work of history, Robert Kagan... View more info

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The Devil in the Shape of a Woman Witchcraft in Colonial New England

By: Karlsen, Carol F.

Price: $21.50

Publisher: New York, W W Norton & Company: 1987

Edition: First Edition; Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 18612

ISBN: 0393024784

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Some shelf wear present on DJ and boards, DJ is sun-faded on spine, short tear base of spine. Small bump to bottom edge of front board. ; A tight solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; 8.20 X 5.80 X 1.30 inches; 360 pages; "Confessing to "familiarity with the devils," Mary Johnson, a servant, was executed by Connecticut officials in 1648. A wealthy Boston widow, Ann Hibbens was hanged in 1656 for casting spells on her neighbors. The case of Ann Cole, who was "taken with very strange Fits," fueled an outbreak of witchcraft accusations in Hartford a generation before... View more info

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900 Miles from Nowhere Voices from the Homestead Frontier

By: Kinsella, Steven R.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: St. Paul, MN, Minnesota Historical Society Press: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17457

ISBN: 0873515722

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


DJ has light edge wear, scuffingsmall bump bottom edge of book. ; A bright, solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Photographs; 196 pages; From the front DJ flap: "It was on the vast American Prairie that people from around the world seized the opportunity for personal and economic freedom promised by free land. Traveling across oceans and continents, these hard-nosed, pragmatic people began arriving in the 1860s with shovels and plows, convinced they were part of something important. They were. Putting hand to plow and breaking the sod for their first crude homes, t... View more info

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The Way We Were 1963, The Year Kennedy Was Shot

By: MacNeil, Robert

Price: $22.50

Publisher: New York, Carroll & Graf Publishers: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17143

ISBN: 0881844330

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Only light wear to book and dust jacket, some creasing top edge of DJ ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped, pictorial endpapers ; B&W and Colour photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 256 pages; A retrospective on the year 1963, with emphasis on the Kennedy presidency and his assassination that year. Includes several period advertisements, TV show reviews. View more info

Image for Cuba and the United States (2 Volumes)  Vol 1. Record of Revolution, Ussr-China, UN and OAS Action; Vol 2. Bay of Pigs, October Crisis, Kruschev - Kennedy, UN OAS Action

Cuba and the United States (2 Volumes) Vol 1. Record of Revolution, Ussr-China, UN and OAS Action; Vol 2. Bay of Pigs, October Crisis, Kruschev - Kennedy, UN OAS Action

By: Mezerik, A. G. (editor)

Price: $400.00

Publisher: New York, International Review Service: 1963

Seller ID: 16816

Condition: Very Good


Blue card covers show some general wear, light soil and some creasing, extending to back pages ; Tight solid books. These publications are bound together with a ribbon like material ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 163 + 49 pages; Both volumes of the Cuba and the United States series are included; Cuba and the United States; Vol. 1 Record of Revolution, USSR-China, UN and OAS Action (published in 1960) Vol. 2 Bay of Pigs, October Crisis, Khrushchev-Kennedy, UN, OAS Action. These books appear to be sponsored by the United Nations. Volume one, published in 1960, is an analysis of the rise of... View more info

Image for The American Procession American Life Since 1860 in Photographs

The American Procession American Life Since 1860 in Photographs

By: Rogers, Agnes & Frederick Lewis Allen

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Harper Brothers Publishers: 1933

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 19440

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Illustrated paper covered boards showing shelf wear, chipping and soiling, with wear evident on bottom edges. Spine missing. ; A tight solid book, hinges intact. B&W photographs throughout ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Unpaginated pages; "This history in pictures - interpreted in over 20,000 words of running comment - brings together for the first time within a single volume a diversified sequence of photographs of out American past. It reveals the exciting events, the fads and fashions, the sports and theatrical hits, tha flavor of everyday life in the United States from the Civil War to... View more info