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Image for The Burdens of Progress, 1900-1929

The Burdens of Progress, 1900-1929

By: Abrams, Richard M.

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Glenview, Illinois, Scott Foresman & Co.: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18137

ISBN: 067305778X

Condition: Very Good-


Card covers show edge wear, chipping, creasing. ; tight solid book, text unmarked; Scott, Foresman American history series; B&W Illustrations; 9.10 X 6.10 X 0.50 inches; 199 pages View more info

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A Cheechako Goes to the Klondike

By: Adams, Charles W & Jack Kutz & Jack Williams

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Kenmore, WA, Epicenter Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18000

ISBN: 0970849397

Condition: Near Fine


Only slight wear to card covers ; A bright, solid book.; Alaska Book Adventures ; 8.96 X 6.08 X 0.54 inches; 192 pages; "The Klondike Stampede caused a transportation boom in the north, where in its thrilling heyday about 250 wooden steamboats operated in the Yukon River drainage of Alaska and the Yukon. The sternwheelers became gold rush icons. But the hardy, pragmatic entrepreneurs who ran the boats were lured by profits, not romance. In 1901, a passenger's fare from St. Michael to Dawson (about 1,800 miles) was $125, and cargo was moved upriver at $100 a ton. Yet it was a tough, risky b... View more info

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

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

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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Debrett's Texas Peerage

By: Best, Hugh

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, Coward McCann: 1983

Seller ID: 17613

ISBN: 069811244X

Condition: Very Good- in Good dust jacket


Remainder mark bottom page edges, some wear to book extremities, previous owner's name on half title page. Dust jacket heavily worn, large chips top edge with tears and creasing ; A tight solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. Many B&W photos as well as genealogical charts. ; B&W Illustrations; 9.50 X 7.30 X 1.10 inches; 385 pages; Debrett's commissioned writer Hugh Best to describe a number patrician Texans with an historic overview of their ancestors and forebears. View more info

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

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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The Cape Cod Years of John Fitzgerald Kennedy

By: Damore, Leo

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Prentice-Hall: 1967

Seller ID: 17341

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


B&W Photographs; 9 X 6.10 X 1.50 inches; 262 pages; Leo Damore’s quietly introspective Cape Cod Years of John F. Kennedy tells a story at once universal--the story of fitting in, or failing to fit in, to a small community--and legendary--the story of one of America’s most well loved leaders, and how he became that way. View more info

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The Cape Cod Years of John Fitzgerald Kennedy

By: Damore, Leo

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Prentice-Hall: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18851

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Dust jacket shows light edge wear, a few pages dog eared ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; B&W Photographs; 9 X 6.10 X 1.50 inches; 262 pages; Leo Damore’s quietly introspective Cape Cod Years of John F. Kennedy tells a story at once universal - the story of fitting in, or failing to fit in, to a small community - and legendary - the story of one of America’s most well loved leaders, and how he became that way. 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: $19.95

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

Image for High Noon in the Cold War  Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Cuban Missile Crisis

High Noon in the Cold War Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Cuban Missile Crisis

By: Frankel, Max

Price: $16.50

Publisher: New York, Presidio Press: 2004

Edition: 1st; First Printing

Seller ID: 17634

ISBN: 0345465059

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Only slight wear; DJ is bright and crisp, enclosed in mylar covering, unclipped. ; B&W Illustrations; 9.40 X 6.30 X 1 inches; 206 pages; "Using his personal memories of covering the conflict, and gathering evidence from recent records and new scholarship and testimony, Max Frankel corrects widely held misconceptions about the game of “nuclear chicken” played by John Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev in October 1962, when Soviet missiles were secretly planted in Cuba and aimed at the United States.High Noon in the Cold War portrays an embattled young American president, not jaunty and callo... View more info

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

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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Directors of Central Intelligence as Leaders of the U.S. Intelligence Community, 1946-2005

By: Garthoff, Douglas F.

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Dulles, VA, Potomac Books Inc.: 2007

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 18458

ISBN: 1597971170

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Book shows shelf wear, bottom fore corners bumped, front flap creased.; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 336 pages; "President Harry Truman created the job of director of central intelligence (DCI) in 1946 so that he and other senior administration officials could turn to one person for foreign intelligence briefings. The DCI was the head of the Central Intelligence Group until 1947, when he became the director of the newly created Central Intelligence Agency. This book profiles each DCI and explains how they performed in their commu... View more info

Image for The March to the Sea and Beyond  Sherman's Troops in the Savannah and Carolinas Campaigns

The March to the Sea and Beyond Sherman's Troops in the Savannah and Carolinas Campaigns

By: Glatthaar, Joseph T.

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New York, New York University Press: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17641

ISBN: 0814730019

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


DJ shows light edge wear, small tears. Previous owner's name on FFEP. ; DJ is crisp and bright, enclosed in mylar protector. ; American Social Experience Series, Volume 1; B&W Illustrations; 9.60 X 6.30 X 1.30 inches; 318 pages; An account of Union General William Tecumseh Sherman's "March to the Sea" during the last two years of the Civil War, a campaign which effectively divided the South and brought an end to the conflict. 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

Image for Na Pule Kahiko  Ancient Hawaiian Prayers

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