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John Adams
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John Adams

By David McCullough

New York: Simon & Schuster, 2001. CA0 - A 36th printing hardcover book SIGNED and inscribed by author to previous owner on the event plate adhered on the front free endpaper in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has some wrinkling, chipping and crease on the edges, light discoloration and shelf wear. Book has some bumped corners and dents, wrinkling and crease on the bottom of page 59, light discoloration and shelf wear. This is history on a grand scale - a book about politics and war and social issues, but also about human nature, love, religious faith, virtue, ambition, friendship and betrayal, and the far-reaching consequences of noble ideas. Above all, John Adams is an enthralling, often surprising story of one of the most important and fascinating Americans who ever lived. 9.5"x6.5", 751 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. In this powerful, epic biography, David McCullough unfolds the adventurous life-journey of John Adams, the brilliant, fiercely independent, often irascible, always honest Yankee patriot who spared nothing in his zeal for the American Revolution; who rose to become the second President of the United States and saved the country from blundering into an unnecessary war; who was learned beyond all but a few and regarded by some as "out of his senses"; and whose marriage to the wise and valiant Abigail Adams is one of the moving love stories in American history. Like his masterly, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography Truman, David McCullough's John Adams has the sweep and vitality of a great novel. It is both a riveting portrait of an abundantly human man and a vivid evocation of his time, much of it drawn from an outstanding collection of Adams family letters and diaries. In particular, the more than one thousand surviving letters between John and Abigail Adams, nearly half of which have never been published, provide extraordinary access to their private lives and make it possible to know John Adams as no other major American of his founding era. As he has with stunning effect in his previous books, McCullough tells the story from within - from the point of view of the amazing eighteenth century and of those who, caught up in events, had no sure way of knowing how things would turn out. George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Jay, the British spy Edward Bancroft, Madame Lafayette and Jefferson's Paris "interest" Maria Cosway, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, the scandalmonger James Callender, Sally Hemings, John Marshall, Talleyrand, and Aaron Burr all figure in this panoramic chronicle, as does, importantly, John Quincy Adams, the adored son whom Adams would live to see become President. Crucial to the story, as it was to history, is the relationship between Adams and Jefferson, born opposites - one a Massachusetts farmer's son, the other a Virginia aristocrat and slaveholder, one short and stout, the other tall and spare. Adams embraced conflict; Jefferson avoided it. Adams had great humor; Jefferson, very little. But they were alike in their devotion to their country. At first they were ardent co-revolutionaries, then fellow diplomats and close friends. With the advent of the two political parties, they became archrivals, even enemies, in the intense struggle for the presidency in 1800, perhaps the most vicious election in history. Then, amazingly, they became friends again, and ultimately, incredibly, they died on the same day - their day of days - July 4, in the year 1826. Much about John Adams's life will come as a surprise to many readers. His courageous voyage on the frigate Boston in the winter of 1778 and his later trek over the Pyrenees are exploits that few would have dared and that few readers will ever forget. It is a life encompassing a huge arc - Adams lived longer than any president. The story ranges from the Boston Massacre to Philadelphia in 1776 to the Versailles of Louis XVI, from Spain to Amsterdam, from the Court of St. James's, where Adams was the first American to stand before King George III as a representative of the new nation, to the raw, half-finished Capital by the Potomac, where Adams was the first President to occupy the White House.. Signed by Author. 36th Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$20.00

Siege Train: The Journal of a Confederate Artilleryman in Defense of Charleston
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Siege Train: The Journal of a Confederate Artilleryman in Defense of Charleston

By Warren Ripley (Edited by)

Columbia, South Carolina: University of South Carolina Press, 1996. CY1 - A 2nd printing trade paperback book in very good condition that has some stains, light discoloration and shelf wear. 9"x6", 364 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. 2nd Printing. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$5.00

Days of Colonial Texas
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Days of Colonial Texas

By Helen Pearl Tinch

Houston, Texas: American Museum Society of Houston Baptist College, 1967. CY2 - A stapled booklet SIGNED and dated by author with "Best Wishes" written on the back of the title page in very good condition that has previous owner's info written on the front and last page, a few scattered stains, light discoloration and shelf wear. 9"x6", 63 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Signed by Author. Stapled Booklet. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$19.99

Iroquois Diplomacy on the Early American Frontier
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Iroquois Diplomacy on the Early American Frontier

By Shannon, Timothy

New York: Viking, 2008. CS2 - An advance uncorrected proof trade paperback book in near fine condition that has light discoloration and shelf wear. The Penguin Library of American Indian History. A vividly drawn portrait of the powerful Iroquois nation during colonial America. 7.5"x5.25", 245 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Advance Reading Copy (ARC).

$5.00

Days of Colonial Texas

By Tinch, Helen Pearl

Houston, Texas: American Museum Society of Houston Baptist College, 1967. W4 - Book has a few stains, light discoloration and shelf wear.. Stapled Booklet. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.00

Days of Colonial Texas

By Tinch, Helen Pearl

Houston, Texas: American Museum Society of Houston Baptist College, 1967. W4 - Book has tanning on the cover, light discoloration and shelf wear.. Stapled Booklet. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.00

Days of Colonial Texas

By Tinch, Helen Pearl

Houston, Texas: American Museum Society of Houston Baptist College, 1967. W4 - Book has some chipping, light discoloration and shelf wear.. Stapled Booklet. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.00

Days of Colonial Texas
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Days of Colonial Texas

By Helen Pearl Tinch

Houston, Texas: American Museum Society of Houston Baptist College, 1967. W4 - A stapled booklet SIGNED and dated by author with "Best Wishes" written on the back of the title page in very good condition that has a few stains on the page edges, light tanning and shelf wear. 9"x6", 63 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Signed by Author. Stapled Booklet. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$19.99

Days of Colonial Texas

By Tinch, Helen Pearl

Houston, Texas: American Museum Society of Houston Baptist College, 1967. W4 - Book has light discoloration and shelf wear.. Stapled Booklet. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.00

Imaginary Kingdom: Texas as Seen by the Rivera and Rubi Military Expeditions, 1727 and 1767
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Imaginary Kingdom: Texas as Seen by the Rivera and Rubi Military Expeditions, 1727 and 1767

By Jackson, Jack (Edited and with an Introduction by); Foster, William C. (With Annotations by)

Austin, Texas: Texas State Historical Association, 1995. AN6 - Book has a few light smudge and stains on the page edges and very light shelf wear otherwise fine. Black covered boards with gilt lettering on the spine. This book is number four in the Barker Texas History Center Series, Senior Editor: Don E. Carleton.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.00

Imaginary Kingdom: Texas as Seen by the Rivera and Rubi Military Expeditions, 1727 and 1767
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Imaginary Kingdom: Texas as Seen by the Rivera and Rubi Military Expeditions, 1727 and 1767

By Jackson, Jack (Edited and with an Introduction by); Foster, William C. (With Annotations by)

Austin, Texas: Texas State Historical Association, 1995. AN6 - Book has a few light smudge on the page edges and very light shelf wear otherwise fine. Black covered boards with gilt lettering on the spine. This book is number four in the Barker Texas History Center Series, Senior Editor: Don E. Carleton.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.00

Imaginary Kingdom: Texas as Seen by the Rivera and Rubi Military Expeditions, 1727 and 1767
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Imaginary Kingdom: Texas as Seen by the Rivera and Rubi Military Expeditions, 1727 and 1767

By Jackson, Jack (Edited and with an Introduction by); Foster, William C. (With Annotations by)

Austin, Texas: Texas State Historical Association, 1995. AN6 - Book has a few light smudge on the page edges and very light shelf wear otherwise fine. Black covered boards with gilt lettering on the spine. This book is number four in the Barker Texas History Center Series, Senior Editor: Don E. Carleton.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.00

In the Devil's Snare: The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692

By Norton, Mary Beth

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002. AM6 - Book has large label stain and peeling on the lower front, bumped on some corners, tiny tear on the front top gutter, wrinkling, chipping, and crease on some edges and corners, light discoloration and shelf wear otherwise very good.. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Advance Reading Copy (ARC).

$3.50

Benjamin Franklin
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Benjamin Franklin

By Gaustad, Edwin S

New York: Oxford University Press, 2006. BS4 - An advance reading copy trade paperback book in near fine condition that has label on the back and light shelf wear. Published for the tricentennial of Benjamin Franklin's birth, a compact, delightfully readable biography of the great Founding Father. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Trade Paperback. Near Fine/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Advanced Reading Copy (ARC).

$10.00

Puritans at Play: Leisure and Recreation in Colonial New England
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Puritans at Play: Leisure and Recreation in Colonial New England

By Daniels, Bruce C.

New York: St. Martin's Press, 1995. BP2 - DJ is mylar protected. DJ has label on the lower spine, wrinkling, chipping, and crease on some edges and corners, wrinkling on the front inside flap, inside flaps adhered to the fixed endpapers, and light shelf wear otherwise good. Book has library stamping on the top, couple of labels on the copyright page, cardholder adhered on the back loose endpaper, and light shelf wear otherwise good. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

$5.00

Across the Wide Missouri

By DeVoto, Bernard

Boston, Massachusetts, USA: Sentry/Houghton Mifflin Company, 1964. BX2 - A trade paperback book in good+ to very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in color printed soft cloth wraps with minor overall shelf wear plus some very light edge wear around the cover edges plus som very light creasing and edge wear on the front cover bottom right corner plus there is some underlining and margin notes in ink scattered page 10 through page 135 plus there is the original owner's name and a date on ink on the inside surface of the front cover. A book that deals with the Rocky Mountain fur trade during the years of its climax and decline. By the author of "The Crooked Mile," "The Chariot of Fire," "Mark Twain's America," "Mark Twain at Work," "Mountain Time," "The Hour," "The Course of Empire," and "The Journals of Lewis and Clark." Endnotes, bibliography, indexed, 451p.. Trade Paperback. Good/No Jacket as Issued. Illus. by Miller, Alfred Jacob and Charles Bodmer. 5"x8.25".

$2.25

The Witchcraft Hysteria of 1692

By Bonfanti, Leo

Wakefield, Massachusetts, USA: Pride Publications Inc., 1971. BI4 - A trade paperback book in very good condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in black and yellow illustrated white wraps with very minor overall shelf wear plus some light sunning of the front cover along the right edge plus 2 small (about 0.75"x0.75") patches of discloloration from price stickers plus a light trianglular stain on the back (about 1.25"x1.5"). A small booklet in the publisher's New England Historical series. An examination of the witchcraft hysteria in Massachusetts Colony in the late 1600s. 63p.. Staple Bound Trade Paper. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$2.00

Colonial Williamsburg Official Guidebook and Map

By Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Staff

Williamsburg, VA, U.S.A.: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1968. CB1 - A trade paperback book in very good condition with a map. A tight, clean, sound copy in monochrome illustrated red-orange wraps with very minor overall shelf wear. A book with a brief history of the City and descriptions of more than 100 houses, shops, and public buildings. Illustrated with black and white drawings throughout. This book includes the loose 4-color map originally sold with the book. Indexed, 108p.. 6th Edition. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 5.25"x7.75".

$1.75

Liberty and Power 1600-1760
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Liberty and Power 1600-1760

By Handlin, Oscar and Lilian Handlin

New York, New York, USA: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1986. CA6 - A hard cover first edition withdrawn ex-library book in very good condition. Stated first edition with a series of numbers appearing on the copyright page with the "1" present and no additional printings indicated. A tight, clean, sound copy in navy cloth covered boards with gold lettering and graphics on the spine with minor overall shelf wear with the dust jacket endflaps are glued to the front and back fixed endpapers plus there are the usual library marks, stamps, label, and pocket on the top and bottom outside paper edges, the front free endpaper, and title page. The dust jacket shows minor overall shelf wear with some very, very light fading on the spine plus there is a library label on the spine plus the front and back endflaps are glued to the fixed endpapers plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve. This is the first volume of a series of books that tell the story of liberty in America. It shows how the New World was different enough to frustrated efforts by Europeans to transfer traditional ways of organizing power there. It developed that effective government there required the approval of those who were ruled there. This emergence of a new polity in the British North American Colonies give rise to the American, preferring innovation, willing to take risks, and able to remain independent of community. By the authors of "A REstless People," "John Dewey," and "Abraham Lincoln and the Union." Endnotes, indexed, 280p.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

$2.50

Coronado's Land: Essays on Daily Life in Colonial New Mexico

By Simmons, Marc

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA: University of New Mexico Press, 1991. CB4 - A tight, clean, sound copy with very minor overall shelf wear with some very, very light tape staining on the outside board surfaces from where the dust jacket was taped to the boards plus there are the usual library stamps and label on the top outside paper edges, the front free endpaper, and the title page. The dust jacket shows minor overall shelf wear with label residue, rubbing and fading, and a small patch of surface damage (about 0.25"x0.5") on the back from a library label plus there is a library label on the spine plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 5.75"x8.25". Ex-Library.

$6.00

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