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DORN: OF THE PEOPLE (A Political Way of Life)
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DORN: OF THE PEOPLE (A Political Way of Life)

By William Jennings Bryan Dorn and Scott Derks

Columbia / Orangeburg: Bruccoli Clark Layman / Sandlapper Publishing, 1988. BY6 - A first printing hardcover book SIGNED by Scott Derks and William Jennings Bryan Dorn with "Best Wishes" written on the front free endpaper in very good condition in good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has wrinkling, chipping, crease, and some tears and open tears on the edges and corners, some scattered scratches and rubbing, some patch stains on the upper sides, light tanning and shelf wear. Book has some bumped corners, light tanning shelf wear. 8.5"x5.75". 286 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. William Jennings Bryan Dorn, known as W. J. Bryan Dorn, was a United States politician from South Carolina who represented the western part of the state in the United States House of Representatives from 1947 to 1949 and from 1951 to 1975 as a Democrat.. Signed by Author. First Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$39.99

Everything's Bigger in Texas: The Life and Times of Kinky Friedman
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Everything's Bigger in Texas: The Life and Times of Kinky Friedman

By Mary Lou Sullivan

Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Backbeat Books, 2017. BY0 - A first edition (Published 2017 stated) hardcover book SIGNED by Mary Lou Sullivan and Kinky Friedman on the title page in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has label on the front, some wrinkling on the edges and corners, dust jacket and book have some light discoloration and shelf wear. Foreword by Kinky Friedman. Kinky Friedman has always maintained his "Kinkster" persona and hidden Richard Friedman from the public eye. Using one-liners, humor, and occasional rudeness, he follows the advice of his friend Bob Dylan to keep an aura of mystery. Author Mary Lou Sullivan spent many contentious days and nights at Kinky's Texas Hill Country ranch before he trusted her enough to open up and speak candidly. 9.5"x6.5". 332 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Richard Samet "Kinky" Friedman is an American singer, songwriter, novelist, humorist, politician, defender of stray animals, and former columnist for Texas Monthly who styles himself in the mold of popular American satirists Will Rogers and Mark Twain. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$55.00

The Bishop
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The Bishop

By Alan Lake Chidsey

Houston, Texas: Gulf Publishing Company, 1966. BY0 - A first edition (no additional printing) hardcover book SIGNED by author on the front free endpaper in very good condition in good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has wrinkling, chipping, crease, and some tears on the edges and corners, some scattered scratches, foxing and rubbing, light discoloration and shelf wear. Book has some bumped corners, foxing and some stains on the page edges, light discoloration and shelf wear. A portrait of the Right Reverend Clinton S. Quin. 8.5"x5.75". 230 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.99

The Oracle of Oil: A Maverick Geologist's Quest for a Sustainable Future
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The Oracle of Oil: A Maverick Geologist's Quest for a Sustainable Future

By Mason Inman

New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2016. B04 - A first edition (stated with complete numberline) hardcover book SIGNED and inscribed by author to previous owner on the half-title page in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has some wrinkling and crease on the edges, dust jacket and book have some bumped corners, light tanning and shelf wear. The first comprehensive biography of Marion King Hubbert, the "father of peak oil." 9.5"x6.5", 413 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. In 1956, geologist and Shell Oil researcher Marion King Hubbert delivered a speech that has shaped world energy debates ever since. Addressing the American Petroleum Institute, Hubbert dropped a bombshell on his audience: U.S. oil production would peak by 1970 and decline steadily thereafter. World production would follow the same fate, reaching its peak soon after the turn of the millennium. In battles stretching over decades, Hubbert defended his forecasts against opponents from both the oil industry and government. Hubbert was proved largely correct during the energy crises of the 1970s and hailed as a "prophet" and an "oracle." Even amid our twenty-first-century fracking boom, Hubbert's underlying logic holds true - while remaining a source of debate and controversy. A rich biography of the man behind peak oil, The Oracle of Oil follows Hubbert from his early days as a University of Chicago undergraduate to his first, ill-fated forays into politics in the midcentury Technocracy movement, and charts his rise as a top geologist in the oil industry and energy expert within the U.S. government. In a deeply researched narrative that mines Hubbert's papers and correspondence for the first time, award-winning journalist Mason Inman rescues the story of a man who shocked the scientific community with his eccentric brilliance. The Oracle of Oil also skillfully situates Hubbert in his era: a time of great intellectual ferment and discovery, tinged by dark undercurrents of intellectual witch hunts. Hubbert emerges as an unapologetic iconoclast who championed sustainability through his lifelong quest to wean the United States - and the wider world - off fossil fuels, as well as by questioning the pursuit of never-ending growth. In its portrait of a man whose prescient ideas still resonate today, The Oracle of Oil looks to the past to find a guiding philosophy for our future.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$29.95

Winifred Sanford: The Life and Times of a Texas Writer
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Winifred Sanford: The Life and Times of a Texas Writer

By Betty Holland Wiesepape

Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press, 2012. AM6 - A first edition (stated) hardcover book SIGNED by Steven L. Davis on the half-title page in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket and book have some bumped corners, light discoloration and shelf wear. Southwestern Writers Collection Series, The Wittliff Collections at Texas State University - San Marcos, Steven L. Davis, Editor. 9.25"x6.5", 194 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Winifred Sanford is generally regarded by critics as one of the best and most important early twentieth-century Texas women writers, despite publishing only a handful of short stories before slipping into relative obscurity. First championed by her mentor, H. L. Mencken, and published in his magazine, The American Mercury, many of Sanford's stories were set during the Texas oil boom of the 1920s and 1930s and offer a unique perspective on life in the boomtowns during that period. Four of her stories were listed in The Best American Short Stories of 1926. Questioning the sudden end to Sanford's writing career, Wiesepape, a leading literary historian of Texas women writers, delved into the author's previously unexamined private papers and emerged with an insightful and revealing study that sheds light on both Sanford's abbreviated career and the domestic lives of women at the time. The first in-depth account of Sanford's life and work, Wiesepape's biography discusses Sanford's fiction through the sociohistorical contexts that shaped and inspired it. In addition, Wiesepape has included two previously unpublished stories as well as eighteen previously unpublished letters to Sanford from Mencken. Winifred Sanford is an illuminating biography of one of the state's unsung literary jewels and an important and much-needed addition to the often overlooked field of Texas women's writing.. Signed by Editor. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$19.99

The Camera Never Blinks Twice: The Further Adventures of a Television Journalist
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The Camera Never Blinks Twice: The Further Adventures of a Television Journalist

By Dan Rather with Mickey Herskowitz

New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1994. C2 - A first edition (stated with complete numberline) hardcover book SIGNED and dated by Dan Rather with "Semper Fi -" written on the half-title page in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has some wrinkling and chipping on the edges and corners, an inch line scratch on the back, tanning and light shelf wear. Book has some bumped corners and small dog-eared pages, some light stains on the page edges, light discoloration and shelf wear. With the energy, integrity, and honesty that have been his trademarks, Dan Rather provides remarkable insight into the news of the world - and the world of news. 9.5"x6.5", 368 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Reporting every night to more than 13 million people on the CBS Evening News, Dan Rather has been called "outrageous, outspoken, but never outclassed." In The Camera Never Blinks Twice he tells exhilarating and thought-provoking tales that provide ample evidence of why he's earned the reputation of premier newsman of his generation. When Dan Rather's now-classic book The Camera Never Blinks was published in 1977, The Washington Post Book World wrote: "The Rather-haters will find plenty to hate. The Rather-lovers will find plenty to love. And those who always ask 'What's Dan Rahter really like?' will have their curiosity satisfied!" Now, seventeen years later, Rather picks up where he left off in The Camera Never Blinks, which sold more than one million copies and spent twenty-four weeks on the New York Times hardcover best-seller list. In The Camera Never Blinks Twice, he narrates spellbinding stories from the front lines of some of the most dramatic events of our times. Rather-lovers, Rather-haters, and those still curious to know more will not be disappointed. In this book, Rather recounts his thrilling trek through Afghanistan after the Soviet invasion in 1980. He provides the full story behind his "confrontation" with Vice President George Bush over the Iran-contra scandal. And from Tiananmen Square to Red Square, from devastating floods in the Midwest to hurricanes in the Atlantic, he takes you with him as he scours the world for breaking stories and shows how and why what we see on our television screens winds up there. Here is his inside account of his interview with Saddam Hussein, the first by any American after the invasion of Kuwait. Here are his candid reflections on returning to Vietnam with General H. Norman Schwarzkopf - the first time back for both men. Here is a chance encounter with Mikhail Gorbachev inside the Kremlin. And here are his observations on the aftermath of the Cold War, the fall of the Wall in Berlin, and the present strife in the former Yugoslavia. Rather laces the narrative with short pieces on subjects ranging from encounters with two very different late-night dictators - Fidel Castro and David Letterman - to the real story behind the so-called "six-minute blackout" in Miami, the night CBS put the pope on hold to finish a tennis match. From Des Moines to Dhahran, from Somalia to Sarajevo, Dan Rather has an eye and ear for the human dimensions of the stories that grip the world. He also knows how to tell riveting tales about television news. In The Camera Never Blinks Twice, Rather pays homage to some of the all-time greats of broadcasting - including Murrow and Sevareid - and to all the courageous journalists who risk their lives to bring home the news. And he doesn't pull any punches in his assessment of world leaders, government officials, the press - or himself. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$23.00

Racing Forward: Faith, Love & Triumph Over Loss
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Racing Forward: Faith, Love & Triumph Over Loss

By Mica Mosbacher

Houston, Texas: Bright Sky Press, 2015. BH3 - A first edition (complete numberline) hardcover book SIGNED by author on the page before the title page in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket some light discoloration and shelf wear. When devastating loss brings the road you've been traveling to a sudden end, it takes grit and resilience to transition from survivor to thriver. A certain mindset is key to making that journey. Change has to be your best friend. You have to acknowledge it. Embrace it. And then move on. Don't look back. Race forward to meet it. You'll be amazed at the wonderful rewards and blessings that lie on the road just ahead. Mica Mosbacher's candid memoir proves that moving forward after a significant loss is not only possible, but also positive. 9.5"x6.5", 295 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$35.00

One Man, One Medicine, One Health: The James H. Steele Story
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One Man, One Medicine, One Health: The James H. Steele Story

By Craig Nash Carter with Cynthia Gregg Hoobler

Charleston, South Carolina: BookSurge Publishing, 2009. BH3 - A paperback book SIGNED and inscribed by James H. Steele to the previous owner on the title page in very good condition that has some bumped corners, wrinkling and chipping, some smudge on the page edes, light discoloration and shelf wear. 9"x6", 485 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Signed by Author. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$19.99

Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News
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Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News

By Dan Rather

New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2012. BH3 - A first edition (stated with complete numberline) hardcover book SIGNED and inscribed by Dan Rather to previous owner on the front free endpaper in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has some wrinkling, crease and few small tear on the edges and corners, dust jacket and book have some bumped corners, light discoloration and shelf wear. With Digby Diehl. Throughout his career, Dan has been dedicated to the two bedrock principles of journalism: first, find out the truth; and then, tell people about it. In Rather Outspoken, he follows those principles and opens up as never before. It all makes for a compelling, eye-opening read. 9.5"x6.5", 309 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Dan Irvin Rather Jr. is an American journalist. Rather began his career in Texas and was on the scene of the Kennedy assassination in Dallas in 1963. His reporting elevated his position in CBS News, where he was White House correspondent beginning in 1964. He served as foreign correspondent in London and Vietnam over the next two years before returning to the White House correspondent position, covering the presidency of Richard Nixon, including his trip to China, Watergate scandal and resignation. When Walter Cronkite retired in 1981, Rather was promoted to news anchor for the CBS Evening News, a role he occupied for 24 years. Along with Peter Jennings at ABC News and Tom Brokaw at NBC News, he was one of the "Big Three" nightly news anchors in the U.S. from the 1980s through the early 2000s. He also frequently contributed to CBS's weekly news magazine 60 Minutes. Within a year of Brokaw's retirement and Jennings's death, he left the anchor desk in 2005 following a controversy in which he presented unauthenticated documents in a news report on President George W. Bush's Vietnam War-era service in the National Guard. He continued to work with CBS until 2006. On the cable channel AXS TV (then called HDNet), Rather hosted Dan Rather Reports, a 60 Minutes-style investigative news program, from 2006 to 2013. He also hosts several other projects for AXS TV, including Dan Rather Presents, which does in-depth reporting on broad topics such as mental health care or adoption, and The Big Interview with Dan Rather, where he conducts long-form interviews with musicians and other entertainers. In January 2018, he began hosting an online newscast called The News with Dan Rather on The Young Turks' YouTube channel. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$20.00

John E. Hines: Granite on Fire
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John E. Hines: Granite on Fire

By Kenneth Kesselus

Austin, Texas: The Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, 1995. BI2 - A hardcover book SIGNED by author on the half-title page in very good condition in very good dust jacket. Dust jacket has some wrinkling, chipping and crease on the edges and corners, crease on the front flap, light discoloration and shelf wear. Book has some bumped corners, some cracks on the cover edges near the spine, wrinkling on the top corners, light crease on the back free endpaper, some light stains on the page edges, light discoloration and shelf wear. 9.25"x6.25", 438 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Signed by Author. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.00

All Summer Long
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All Summer Long

By Dorothea Benton Frank

New York: William Morrow, 2016. BI1 - A first edition (stated with complete numberline) hardcover book SIGNED by author on the tip in page (page after the front free endpaper) with "This signed edition has been specially bound by the publisher" stated in very good condition in very good dust jacket. Dust jacket has label on the front, some wrinkling and crease on the edges and corners, light discoloration and shelf wear. Book has some bumped corners and cover edgewear, some dog-eared pages, light discoloration and shelf wear. Dorothea Benton Frank novels are filled with smart and witty fiction that every reader wants on their bookshelf: soulful, edgy stories about realistic characters familiar to us all that explore the most deeply felt moments of life with wry humor and heart. 9.5"x6.5", 375 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. All Summer Long follows one charming New York couple - prominent interior designer Olivia Ritchie and her husband Nicholas Seymour, an English professor and true southern gentleman. They are seemingly polar opposites, yet magnetically drawn together and in love for more than fourteen years. As they prepare to relocate to Charleston, S.C., Olivia, the ultimate New Yorker, has reservations about the promise she made to retire in the Lowcountry, where Nick wants to return home and lead a more peaceful life. They are moving north to south, fast pace versus slow pace and downsizing. Nick is ecstatic. Olivia is not. She can't let Nick know that their finances are not what he thought. Her client list is evaporating, their monetary reserves are dwindling and maybe that house she picked out on Sullivans Island needs too much work. Thank God, for her assistant, Roni Larini, her right (and sometimes left) hand. As they find themselves pondering the next step of their lives, Olivia and Nick travel with her billionaire clients and their friends and are swept up into the world of the ultra-rich and explore the globe with a cast of zany eccentrics over one tumultuous, hot summer. All as Olivia grapples with what lies ahead for her and Nick. This is a story of how plans evolve and lives change in unexpected ways, how even those who have everything are still looking for something more. Even the most successful people can often struggle to keep things together. All Summer Long asks the ultimate question: can money buy happiness? From Sullivans Island to Necker Island to Nantucket to the beaches of Southern Spain, we'll come to recognize the many faces of true love, love that deepens and endures but only because one woman makes a tremendous leap of faith. And that leap changes everything. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.00

Frankly Speaking (Four Decades on the Air and Off) A Memoir
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Frankly Speaking (Four Decades on the Air and Off) A Memoir

By Frank Reed

Xulon Press, 2013. BI1 - A hardcover book SIGNED and inscribed by author to previous owner on the front free endpaper in very good condition in very good dust jacket. Dust jacket and book have some bumped corners, light discoloration and shelf wear. Foreword by Eric Rhoads. 9.5"x6.5", 296 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. . Signed by Author. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.99

Mr. Jim: The Biography of James Smither Abercombie
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Mr. Jim: The Biography of James Smither Abercombie

By Patrick J. Nicholson

Houston, Texas: Gulf Publishing Company, 1983. BI2 - A hardcover book SIGNED and inscribed by author to previous owner on the dedication page in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has some wrinkling, chipping, crease, and some tears on the edges and corners, foxing mostly on the spine, tanning and light shelf wear. Book has some bumped corners, foxing on the page edges, tanning and light shelf wear. 9.25"x6.5", 364 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. . Signed by Author. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$19.99

Brother Bakht Singh of India: An Account of 20th Century Apostolic Revival
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Brother Bakht Singh of India: An Account of 20th Century Apostolic Revival

By T.E. Koshy

India: OM Books, 2003. BI1 - A revised 2nd edition hardcover book SIGNED by author with "Jesus Christ is the Lord of All, Phil 2:9-11" written on the front free endpaper in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has wrinkling, chipping and peeling of the clear plastic film on the edges, corners and sides, scattered scratches and rubbing, light discoloration and shelf wear. Book has some bumped corners, light discoloration and shelf wear. Foreword by George Verwer. 8.5"x6", 559 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. . Signed by Author. Revised 2nd Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$25.00

Father of the Wesleys: A Biography
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Father of the Wesleys: A Biography

By Franklin Wilder

New York: Exposition Press, 1971. BI1 - A first edition (stated) hardcover book SIGNED and inscribed by author to previous owner on the front free endpaper in very good condition in good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has wrinkling, chipping, crease, and small tears on the edges, corners, and some sides, scattered scratches, rubbing and scuffing, tanning and light shelf wear. Book cocked, some bumped corners and cover edgewear, light tanning and shelf wear. A long overdue, full-length biography... the first in over 100 years and the only one in print - of the distinguished Samuel Wesley, father of John and Charles. 8.25"x5.75", 220 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$18.00

We Know How This Ends: Living while Dying
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We Know How This Ends: Living while Dying

By Bruce H. Kramer with Cathy Wurzer

Minneapolis, Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press, 2015. BV5 - A first edition (complete numberline) hardcover book SIGNED by Cathy Wurzer on the title page in very good condition in very good dust jacket. Dust jacket has label on the front, dust jacket and book have bumped corners, light discoloration and shelf wear. 8.75"x5.75", 176 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.99

41: A Portrait of My Father
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41: A Portrait of My Father

By George W. Bush

New York: Crown Publishers, 2014. BV1 - A first edition (stated with complete numberline) hardcover book SIGNED by author on the page after the portrait page in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket and book have some bumped corners and light shelf wear. George H.W. Bush was one of the significant American politicians of the twentieth century - and is one of the most beloved elder statesmen of the twenty-first. 41 is a stirring tribute to an inspiring father and great American. 8.5"x5.75", 294 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. George Herbert Walker Bush was an American politician who served as the 41st president of the United States from 1989 to 1993 and the 43rd vice president from 1981 to 1989. A member of the Republican Party, Bush also served in the U.S. House of Representatives, as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and as Director of Central Intelligence. Until his son George W. Bush became the 43rd president in 2001, he was usually known as George Bush. Bush postponed his university studies after the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, enlisted in the Navy on his 18th birthday, and became one of its youngest aviators. He served until September 1945, and then attended Yale University, graduating in 1948. He moved his family to West Texas where he entered the oil business and became a millionaire by the age of 40 in 1964. After founding his own oil company, Bush was defeated in his first run for the United States Senate in 1964, but won election to the House of Representatives from Texas's 7th congressional district in 1966. He was reelected in 1968 but was defeated for election to the Senate in 1970. In 1971, President Richard Nixon appointed Bush as Ambassador to the United Nations, and he became Chairman of the Republican National Committee in 1973. The following year, President Gerald Ford appointed him Chief of the Liaison Office in China and later made him the Director of Central Intelligence. Bush ran for president in 1980, but was defeated in the Republican primary by Ronald Reagan. He was then elected vice president in 1980 and 1984 as Reagan's running mate. During his eight-year tenure as vice president, Bush headed task forces on deregulation and the War on Drugs. In 1988, Bush defeated Democratic opponent Michael Dukakis, becoming the first incumbent vice president to be elected president in 152 years. Foreign policy drove the Bush presidency; military operations were conducted in Panama and the Persian Gulf, the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, and the Soviet Union dissolved two years later. Bush also signed the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which created a trade bloc consisting of the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Domestically, Bush reneged on a 1988 campaign promise by signing a bill that increased taxes. He lost the 1992 presidential election to Democrat Bill Clinton following an economic recession and the decreased importance of foreign policy in a post-Cold War political climate. After leaving office in 1993, Bush was active in humanitarian activities; he often worked alongside Clinton, his former opponent. With George W. Bush's victory in the 2000 presidential election, Bush and his son became the second father-son pair to serve as president (following John Adams and John Quincy Adams). At the time of his death, he was the longest-lived president in U.S. history, a record surpassed by Jimmy Carter on March 22, 2019.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$59.99

In the Heart of Tanzania: A Memoir of a Missionary
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In the Heart of Tanzania: A Memoir of a Missionary

By Jozef Musiol

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012. BV2 - A first English edition paperback book SIGNED by author on the title page in very good condition that has some bumped corners, wrinkling and crease, label adhered on the opposite side of the front, some light discoloration and shelf wear. It is a fascintaing story of a missionary in the exotic, yet at times dangerous, country of Tanzania. The author, on over 300 pages, described his experiences of 12 years of work and life in Africa. It is a document how the author tried to fulfill his missionary and Salvatorian vocation. 9"x6", 351 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. . Signed by Author. First English Edition. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$29.99

Great White Fathers: The Story of the Obsessive Quest to Create Mount Rushmore
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Great White Fathers: The Story of the Obsessive Quest to Create Mount Rushmore

By John Taliaferro

New York: Public Affairs, 2002. BV3 - A first edition (stated with complete numberline) hardcover book SIGNED by author on the title page in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket and book have some bumped corners, cupping on the spine, light discoloration and shelf wear. Great White Fathers is at once the biography of a man and the biography of a place, told through travelogue, interviews, and investigation of the vast records left behind by one of America's most eccentric, and emblematic, visionaries. 9.5"x 6.5", 453 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Mount Rushmore National Memorial is centered on a sculpture carved into the granite face of Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills in Keystone, South Dakota. Sculptor Gutzon Borglum created the sculpture's design and oversaw the project's execution from 1927 to 1941 with the help of his son Lincoln Borglum. The sculpture features the 60-foot (18 m) heads of Presidents George Washington (1732-1799), Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), and Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), as recommended by Borglum. The four presidents were chosen to represent the nation's birth, growth, development, and preservation, respectively. The memorial park covers 1,278.45 acres (2.00 sq mi; 5.17 km2) and is 5,725 feet (1,745 m) above sea level. South Dakota historian Doane Robinson is credited with conceiving the idea of carving the likenesses of noted figures into the mountains of the Black Hills of South Dakota in order to promote tourism in the region. His initial idea was to sculpt the Needles; however, Gutzon Borglum rejected the Needles because of the poor quality of the granite and strong opposition from the Lakota (Sioux), who consider the Black Hills to be sacred ground; it was originally included in the Great Sioux Reservation. The United States broke up the territory after gold was discovered in the Black Hills. The sculptor and tribal representatives settled on Mount Rushmore, which also has the advantage of facing southeast for maximum sun exposure. Robinson wanted it to feature American West heroes, such as Lewis and Clark, Oglala Lakota chief Red Cloud, and Buffalo Bill Cody. Borglum believed that the sculpture should have broader appeal and chose the four presidents. Peter Norbeck, the US Senator from South Dakota, sponsored the project and secured federal funding. Construction began in 1927, and the presidents' faces were completed between 1934 and 1939. After Gutzon Borglum died in March 1941, his son Lincoln took over as leader of the construction project. Each president was originally to be depicted from head to waist, but lack of funding forced construction to end on October 31, 1941.Sometimes referred to as the "Shrine of Democracy", Mount Rushmore attracts more than two million visitors annually. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$55.00

Enchanted Air - Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir
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Enchanted Air - Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir

By Margarita Engle

New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2015. BW4 - A 4th printing hardcover book SIGNED by author on the half-title page in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has couple of labels adhered on the front, some wrinkling and chipping on the edges, light discoloration and shelf wear. Book has some bumped corners, blue scribbled lines on the back free endpaper and some on another couple of last pages, light discoloration and shelf wear. Each time we fly back to our everyday lives, one of my two selves is left behind... 8.5"x6", 192 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Margarita is a girl from two worlds. Her heart lies in Cuba, her mother's tropical island country, a place so lush with vibrant life that it seems like a fairy tale kingdom. But most of the time she lives in Los Angeles, lonely in the noisy city and dreaming of the summers when she can take a plane through the enchanted air to her beloved island. Words and images are her constant companions, friendly and comforting when the children at school are not. Then a revolution breaks out in Cuba. Margarita fears for her far-away family. When the hostility between Cuba and the United States erupts at the Bay of Pigs Invasion, Margarita's worlds collide in the worst way possible. How can the two countries she loves hate each other so much? And will she ever get to visit her beautiful island again? In her most personal and deeply moving work yet, Margarita Engle tells of growing up with the two cultures during a time of cold hostility between nations, an almost-war of words that shaped this sensitive young girl into an award-winning poet who enriches the world with words of a far more hopeful kind.. Signed by Author. 4th Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$35.00

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