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Builder and Blunderer

By Saunders, George

New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc., 1914. AX2 - A first edition hardcover in very good condition that has some stains and scuffing on the page edges, dog-eared pages, some pencil markings, tanning and light shelf wear with no dust jacket. A Study of Emperor William's Character and Foreign Policy. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$7.50

Savage Peace: Hope and Fear in America 1919
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Savage Peace: Hope and Fear in America 1919

By Hagedorn, Ann

New York: Simon & Schuster, 2007. X3 - Dust jacket mylar protected. some wrinkling, and light shelf wear. Book has light smudge on the top, light discoloration and shelf wear. Signed by the author on the title page.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$17.50

A Political History of the Texas Republic, 1836-1845
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A Political History of the Texas Republic, 1836-1845

By Siegel, Stanley (Edited by)

Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press, 1956. BM5 - A first edition hardcover book SIGNED and inscribed by author to previous owner on the half-title page in very good condition in fair dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has wrinkling, chipping, crease, and tears on the edges, corners and sides, scattered scratches, rubbing, and scuffing, date written on the spine, some stains, tanning and shelf wear. Book has foxing and some stains on the page edges, cover and endpapers that is somewhat darkened, light tanning and shelf wear. 9.5"x6.5", 281 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Fair. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$155.00

The Struggle for Sovereignty: Seventeenth-Century English Political Tracts (Volume 2)

By Malcolm, Joyce Lee (Edited and with an Introduction by)

Indianapolis, Indiana: Liberty Fund, Inc., 1999. K4 - Book has light stains on the bottom, couple of labels on the front loose endpaper, and very light shelf wear otherwise very good. The Struggle for Sovereignty: Seventeenth-Century English Political Tracts (Volume 2).. First Printing. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$3.50

The Best of Times: America in the Clinton Years
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The Best of Times: America in the Clinton Years

By Johnson, Haynes

New York: Harcourt, Inc., 2001. BO6 - DJ has wrinkling and crease on some edges and corners, discoloration, and shelf wear otherwise very good. Book has light discoloration and shelf wear otherwise fine. Book was signed and inscribed by the author to the previous owner on the half-title page. The Best of Times, the product of four years of interviews with America's leaders in politics, business, and science, is in the best tradition of timeless social history-a memorable portrait of the nation at a turning point.. Signed by Author. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$3.50

Bread & Roses: Mills, Migrants, And The Struggle For The American Dream

By Watson, Bruce

New York, New York, USA: Viking Books, 2005. BZ3 - A first edition advance reading copy (ARC)/advance uncorrected proofs book in very good+ condition with no dust jacket as issued (trade paperback). An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with only very, very slight overall shelf wear. A book about the watershed 1912 textile strike in Lawrence Massachusetts. The history is based on newspaper accounts, magazine reportage, and oral histories. By the author of "The Man Who Changed How Boys and Toys Were Made." Endnotes, bibliography, 319p.. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 6"x9". Advance Reading Copy (ARC).

$10.00

Gomillion Versus Lightfoot: The Tuskegee Gerrymander Case

By Taper, Bernard

New York, New York, USA: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1961. CG3 - A tight, clean, sound copy with minor overall shelf wear plus there is some tape staining on the outside board surfaces and the inside surfaces of the front and back boards plus the dust jacket endflaps are glued to the inside surfaces of the boards plus there is some very light soiling on the outside paper edges plus there are the usual library stamps, seal, label, and pocket on the top and bottom outside paper edges, title page, copyright page, and back endpaper. The dust jacket shows very minor overall shelf wear plus there is a library label on the spine plus the endflaps are glued to the inside surfaces of the boards plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve. A book about the case argued before the Supreme court regarding the denial of African-American voting rights in Tuskegee, Alabama perpetrated through the gerrymandering of the township's boundaries. This book follows the case from its inception in 1957, through the reactions of Tuskegee's citizens, to the final Supreme Court decision in 1960. 118p.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

$3.50

A Reasonable Defense

By Kaufmann, William W.

Washington, DC, USA: Brookings Institution Press, 1986. BE1 - A trade paperback book in good+ condition. A tight, sound copy in monochrome illustrated white wraps with minor overall shelf wear mainly in the form of underlining and margin marks in ink and pencil scattered throughout. This is a title in the publisher's Studies in Defense Policy series. A book that examines the language of defense American defense budgets and traces the growth of spending form national defense from 1929 to the early 1980s. There is also a discussion of changes in defense spending with an emphaisi on brograms brought about during the Reagan administration. There is also a discussion of the conditions necessary to adopt a reasonable US defense capability and budget. 113p.. Trade Paperback. Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$2.00

The Left in Europe Since 1789

By Caute, David

New York, New York, USA: World University Library/McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1971. BW4 - A trade paperback book in very good+ condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in color illustrated white wraps with only very, very minor overall shelf wear. A study of the parallels and contradictions which have marked the history of left-wing movements in Europe since the French Revolution. By the author of "Communism and the French Intellectuals, 1914-60," "The Decline of the West," "The Fellow Travellers," "The Great Fear," and "The Year of the Barricades." Heavily illustrated with black and white photographs and drawings throughout. References, bibliography, indexed, 256p.. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$2.00

The Progressive Movement 1900-1915

By Hofstadter, Richard (editor)

Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA: Spectrum Book/Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1963. BD6 - A trade paperback book in good+ to very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in monochrome illustrated brown, pink, and white wraps with minor overall wear plus some light yellowing and soiling of the outside paper edges plus some very light edge wear around the front cover. A collection of articles that examine the Progressive Movement, one of the great revival movements in American history. This was a time when, through the press and in the courts, in politics, and in social work, Americans sought remedies for the glaring social and political abuses fostered by the rise of industry and Big Business 185p.. Trade Paperback. Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$1.75

The Failure of Illiberalism: Essays on the Political Culture of Modern Germany

By Stern, Fritz

New York, New York, USA: Alfred A. Knopf, 1972. CE5 - A tight, clean, sound copy with minor overall shelf wear plus there is some tape staining on the outside board surfaces and front and back endpapers from where the dust jacket was taped to the boards plus there are the usual library stamps, label, and pocket on the top and bottom outside paper edges, title page, and back endpaper. The dust jacket shows minor overall shelf wear plus there is fading along the back spine edge plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve. A collection of essays on modern German politics. Indexed, 246p. This book weighs more than 2 pounds when packaged to ship.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

$6.00

Peace and Revolution: The Moral Crisis of American Pacifism

By Lewy, Guenter

Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1988. BD2 - A tight, clean, sound copy with very minor overall shelf wear with the dust jacket endflaps glued to the front and back fixed endpapers plus there are the usual library stamps, label, and pocket on the top outside paper edges, the copyright page, and the back free endpaper. The dust jacket shows minor overall shelf wear with some very, very light fading 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. A book that examines the transformation of the American pacifist movement from the mid 1960s to the mid 1980s. By the author of "Religion and Revolution" and "America in Vietnam." Endnotes, bibliographical note, indexed, 283p.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

$3.00

Liberty in Expansion, 1760-1850

By Handlin, Oscar and Lilian Handlin

New York, New York, USA: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1989. CA6 - A hard cover first edition withdrawn ex-library book in very good condition. Stated first edition with a sequence 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 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 the title page. The dust jacket shows minor overall shelf wear with some 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 a title in the authors' Liberty in America series. A history of Freedom in the United States between 1760 and 1850. This includes the American Revolution, the formation of republican governments, economic growth, and humanitarian reform. The authors focus on humanitarian reform and changes in family life and personal character in the context of their time. By the authors of "Liberty and Power," "A Restless People," "John Dewey," and "Abraham Lincoln and the Union." Endnotes, indexed, 481p. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

$2.50

American Aurora: A Democratic-Republican Returns The Suppressed History of Our Nation's Beginnings and the Heroic Newspaper That Tried to Report It

By Rosenfeld, Richard N.; Duane, William

New York, New York, USA: St. Martin's Press, 1997. BX3 - A first edition advance reading (ARC)/uncorrected proof book in very good+ condition with no dust jacket as issued (trade paperback). An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in color illustrated white wraps with only very, very minor overall shelf wear. A book about the Philadelphia Aurora newspaper published from 1790 through 1800 and its iconoclastic reporting that brought down the wrath of the federal government, landing its editors in jail, and leading to the election loss of John Adams and usher in a Jeffersonian democracy. Endnotes, 958p. . Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 6"x9.25". Advance Reading Copy (ARC).

$10.00

The Tyranny of Change: America in the Progressive Era, 1900-1917

By Chambers, John W., II

New York, New York, USA: St. Martin's Press, 1980. BH4 - A trade paperback book in good+ to very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in black and white photo illustrated wraps with minor overall shelf wear with some light foxing and yellowing on the outside paper edges plus there is some scattered light rubbing on the covers plus there is some very, very light edge wear around the covers' free edges. This is a title in the publisher's Twentieth Century United States History series. An examination and explanation of the developments of the American Progressive Era, focusing on the years between 1900 and 1917. The author explores the effect these developments had on subsequent American history as well as is legacy for Americans. Bibliography, indexed, 280p.. Trade Paperback. Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$2.50

The Force of Knowledge
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The Force of Knowledge

By Ziman, John M.

New York, New York, USA: Cambridge University Press, 1976. CF3 - A tight, clean, sound copy with minor overall shelf wear plus there is some very light bumping on the right corners plus there is tape staining on the outside and inside surfaces of the front and back boards and front and back endpapers from where the dust jacket was taped down to the boards plus there are the usual library stamps, label, and pocket on the front and back endpapers and title page. The dust jacket shows minor overall shelf wear mainly in the form of some sunning on the spine and along the front top edge plus there is some yellowing around the top edges of the endflaps plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve. Heavily illustrate with black and white photographs and drawings throughout. A book that paints a broad picture of modern science and its relatioship to the world in general. It shows how scientific research as a profession grew out of scientific technologies and practical technologies. He also explores the sources of invention and technical innovation and the advent of Big Science, including the resulting problems of the economics of researcy, the connections between science and military technologies, science policy, and the moral dilemmas and social responsibilities of science. Picture sources, indexed, 374p. . Hard Cover. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

$3.00

Men of Destiny I

By Pathe News

Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA: Magnetic Video Corporation/Storer Programs, 1961. CB6 - An NTSC black and white full screen VHS video tape documentary in very good- condition. A clean sound copy with some light label fading and which plays without any visible flaws. The paperboard sleeve shows very minor overall shelf wear with some light scattered surface chipping on the edges. A collection of three minute political biographies of notable people of the first half of the 20th century. The footage is drawn from Pathé News newsreels. The people discussed include Woodrow Wilson, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, William Jennings Bryan, Huey Long, Vincent La Guardia, Adlai Stevenson, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, King Edward VII, King George V, Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth II, David Lloyd George, Neville Chamberlain, Winston Churchill, Tsar Nicholas II, Kaiser Wilhelm II, Mohandis Gandhi, Juan Peron, Nikita Khruschev, Charles de Gaulle, Francisco Franco, Tito, Abdel Gamal Nasser, David Ben Gurion, Chiang Kai-Shek, Nehru, Emperor Hirohito, Ignacy Paderewski, George Marshall, JOhn Foster Dulles, Dag Hammarskjold, Eleanor Roosevelt, John J. Pershing, and Douglas MacArthur. This tape is notable for its pre First World War footage though overall the biographies tend to be simplistic and superficial. Mono, black and white, full screen, VHS, NTSC, 120 minutes.. VHS Video Tape. Very Good/Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$5.00

Nehru: The First Sixty Years Volume Two
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Nehru: The First Sixty Years Volume Two

By Nehru, Jawaharlal

New York, New York, USA: The John Day Company, 1965. BC6 - A tight, clean, sound copy with minor overall shelf wear plus there is some tape staining on the inside surfaces of the boards plus the dust jacket endflaps are glued to the inside surfaces of the boards plus there are the usual library stamps, label, pocket, and seal on the top & bottom outside paper edges, title page, copyright page, and back free endpaper plus there is some very light fading on the tinting on the top outside paper edges. The dust jacket shows very minor overall shelf wear plus there is a library label on the spine plus the endflaps are glue to the inside surfaces of the boards plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve. Jawaharlal Nehru's writings regarding the development of his political thought and the background against which it evolved. This includes significant passages from his writings, speeches, statements before the court, press conferences, conversations, interviews and other documents, up to the founding of the Republic of India, 1950. Selected and edited with introductory, historical, and other interpretive commentary by Dorothy Norman. With a foreword by Jawaharlal Nehru. Glossary, bibliography, indexed, 614p.. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

$5.50

Liberty and Equality 1920-1994

By Handlin, Oscar and Lilian Handlin

New York, New York, USA: HarperColins Publishers, 1994. CA6 - A hard cover first edition withdrawn ex-library book in very good condition. Stated first edition with a sequence of numbers appearing on the copyright page with the "1" present and no additional printings indicated. A tight, clean, sound copy in blue paper covered boards quarter bound in blue cloth with gold lettering and graphics on the spine and a graphic blind stamped on the front with very minor overall shelf wear with some very light tape staining on the front and back outside board surfaces from where the dust jacket was taped to the boards plus there are the usual library marks, stamps, label, and pocket on the top and bottom outside paper edges, the front free endpaper, and the title page plus there is some very light soiling on the outside paper edges. The dust jacket shows only very minor overall shelf wear plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve. This is volume 4 in the authors' Liberty In America: 1600 to the Present series. This title examines the social, political, and cultural history of the United States in the period since 1920 in a portrayal of the struggles, successes, and failures of an increasingly multicultural society seeking liberty and equality. It begins with the post-war fear and hatred of black, Jews, Catholics, and all foreigners at th4e end of the First World War and the resulting emergence of protofiscist organizations developed with the avowed purpose of staving off modernity and preserving 'normalcy.' The authors then go on through the Great Depression, World War, cold war, and the post-war period of great affluence and rapid social change that increased the speed of social change that strained family and community life. Endnotes, indexed, acknowledgments, 363p. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

$5.00

The Korean War
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The Korean War

By Gardener, Llyod C. (editor)

Princeton, New Jersey, USA: Markus Wiener Publishers, Incorporated, 1972. BY3 - A trade paperback book in very good condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in olive green and white wraps with very minor overall shelf wear plus there is a very light bump on the back top right corner. This is a title in the publisher's New York Times Book series. Edited with an introduction by Lloyd C. Gardner. A collection of articles from The New York Times in which the issues of 1954 are analyzed by observers who explain the action in light of the height of the Cold War and anti-communism. It includes an analysis and critique of traditional historical thinking about the events that led to the war and traces the background of the war from Senator Joseph McCarthy's influence on the political establishment, the political pressures on President Truman, MacArthur's military visions, the Chinese interention, and President Eisenhower's insistence on a settlement. contributors include Dean Acheson, George F. Kennan, John Foster Dulles, John Kenneth Galbraith, Arthur Krock, Edward Crankshaw, Hanson W. Baldwin, James F. REston, and Barbara Ward. Suggested reading, 242p.. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$2.50

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