American History from Classic Books and Ephemera

cover of At the Hands of Persons Unknown: The Lynching of Black America

At the Hands of Persons Unknown: The Lynching of Black America

by Dray, Philip

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Published
2003
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Near Fine -
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9780375754456
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New York: The Modern Library, 2003. Paperback. Near Fine -. Modern Library Paperback Edition. 12, [2], 528, [2] p., 8 unpaginated p. of illustrations; 20 cm. Paperback. "This extraordinary account of lynching in America . . . shines a clear, bright light on American history's darkest stain . . . [and] tells the story of the men and… Read more
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cover of East Side West Side: Tales of New York Sporting Life, 1910-1960

East Side West Side: Tales of New York Sporting Life, 1910-1960

by Ritter, Lawrence S.

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Classic Books and Ephemera
Published
1998
Condition
Fine
ISBN
9780965694964
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$19.00

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New York: Total Sports, 1998. Hardcover. Fine/fine. xiii, [1], 210 p.: illustrations; 29 cm. Black cloth with silver spine and cover titles. Illustrated endpapers. Embossed dust jacket. Book and dust jacket are in Fine Condition: clean and bright.
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cover of Issues of War and Peace

Issues of War and Peace

by Ford, Nancy Gentile

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Classic Books and Ephemera
Published
2002
Condition
Near Fine
ISBN
9780313311963
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$26.00

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Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 2002. Hardcover. Near Fine. Part of the series Major Issues in American History. xxiii, [1], 333, [3] p.; 24 cm. Hardback with illustrated cover. Inscribed on the title page by the author to Ken Kusmer, Professor of History at Temple University. Inscription by former owner, Ken Kusmer, on front free endpaper. This volume "provides… Read more
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cover of Letters on the American Revolution in the Library at "Karolfred"; Edited by Frederic R. Kirkland -- vol. II

Letters on the American Revolution in the Library at "Karolfred"; Edited by Frederic R. Kirkland -- vol. II

by Kirkland, Frederic R., editor

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Published
1952
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Near Fine -
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New York: Coward-McCann, 1952. Hardcover. Near Fine -. 128 p., 3 leaves of illustrations; 29 cm. Red cloth with gilt spine title. This is no. 146 of a limited edition of 500 copies. Frederic R. Kirkland (1887-1961) was an investment broker, treasurer of the Pennsylvania Historical Society, and collector of American first editions and manuscripts relating to American… Read more
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cover of History of the Cold War from the Korean War to the Present; Translated from the French by Renaud Bruce

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New York: Vintage Book/Random House, 1970. Paperback. Very Good. [12, 523, [9] p.: maps; 20 cm. Paperback. A Vintage Giant V-612. "Being a Frenchman, Fontaine looks at the Cold War with a degree of objectivity neither we nor the Russians can hope to attain." -- John Barkham, Saturday Review. In Very Good Condition: front cover creaed; cover lightly… Read more
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cover of Philadelphia: 1776-2076 A Three Hundred Year View; The Contributors John K. Alexander, Dennis Clark, Peter A. McGrath, Graham S. Finney

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Port Washington, NY: Kennikat Press, 1975. Hardcover. Fine/very good -. [8], 133 p.: illustrations, tables; 22 cm. Blue cloth with black spine title. Illustrated dust jacket. Part of the publisher's National University Publications Interdisciplinary Urban Series. Book is in Fine Condition: clean and tight. Dust jacket is in Very Good- Condition: upper edge chipped and creased; slightly soiled.… Read more
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cover of France and the United States: Their Diplomatic Relations, 1789-1914

France and the United States: Their Diplomatic Relations, 1789-1914

by Blumenthal, Henry

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Published
1970
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Near Fine
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Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1970. Hardcover. Near Fine/good +. xiv, [2], 312 p.: tables; 21 cm. Blue cloth with gilt spine title. Dust jacket. "This is the first thorough appraisal of Franco-American diplomatic relations in their historical perspective, from the beginning of the American republic in 1789 to the outbreak of World War I in… Read more
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cover of People Pay For Peace: A Military Tax Refusal Guide for Radical Religious Pacifists and People of Conscience

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Colorado Springs, CO: Center Peace Publishers, 1982. Paperback. Very Good. Revised and Expanded Edition. [16], 104 p.: illustrations; 28 cm. Paperback. Includes the poem Cain's Children by Peter J. Ediger, and a directory of War Tax Resistance counselors, centers, and alternative funds as of 1981. In Very Good Condition: faint red stain on back cover; covers are rubbed;… Read more
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cover of Aliens and Dissenters: Federal Suppression of Radicals, 1903-1933; William Preston, Jr.; Foreword by Oscar Handlin

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New York: Harper & Row, 1966. Paperback. Very Good. Harper Torchbooks. viii, 349, 11 p.; 20 cm. Paperback with illustrated cover. Final 11 pages contain publisher's catalog. In Very Good Condition: cover is rubbed and lightly soiled; pages are clean and tight.
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cover of The Book of Presidents

The Book of Presidents

by Taylor, Tim

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Classic Books and Ephemera
Published
1972
Condition
Near Fine
ISBN
9780405002267
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$16.00

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New York: Arno Press, 1972. Hardcover. Near Fine/very good -. viii, [4], 703 p.: portraits; 24 cm. Red cloth with gilt spine title. Dust jacket. "The complete chronological record -- Washington to Nixon." -- dust jacket. Includes index. Book is in Near Fine Condition: top page edges are dusty; internally clean and tight. Dust jacket is in Very… Read more
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cover of From Quebec to New Orleans: The Story of the French in America -- Fort de Chartres

From Quebec to New Orleans: The Story of the French in America -- Fort de Chartres

by Schlarman, J. H.

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Classic Books and Ephemera
Published
1929
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Near Fine
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Belleville, IL: Buechler Publishing Co, 1929. Hardcover. Near Fine. [8], 569 p., frontispiece and 50 unpaginated pages of illustrations and maps; 24 cm. Red cloth with gilt spine and cover titles. Map in green on endpapers. Frontispiece has captioned tissue guard. Bookplate on front fixed endpaper of former owners Cornelius D. Ehret and Elizabeth S. Ehret. Inscribed on… Read more
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cover of The Past Has Another Pattern: Memoirs

The Past Has Another Pattern: Memoirs

by Ball, George W.

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Published
1982
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Fine
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New York: W. W. Norton & Co, 1982. Hardcover. Fine/near fine. xii, 527 p.: illustrations; 24 cm. Two-tone brown cover with gilt spine title. Dust jacket with author's portrait on back section. American diplomat George W. Ball (1909-1994) served as United States Under Secretary of State from 1961 to 1966 and as Ambassador to the United Nations in… Read more
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cover of The American Quest 1790-1860: An Emerging Nation in Search of Identity, Unity, and Modernity

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New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1971. Hardcover. Fine/very good. xvi, 396 p.; 22 cm. Brown cloth with silver spine title. Dust jacket. Part of the series The Founding of the American Republic. Book is in Fine Condition: clean and tight. Dust jacket is in Very Good Condition: small scrape at lower edge of front section; lightly rubbed; minor… Read more
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cover of The Crazy Mirror: Hollywood Comedy and the American Image

The Crazy Mirror: Hollywood Comedy and the American Image

by Durgnat, Raymond

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Published
1970
Condition
Good +
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New York: Dell Publishing Co, 1970. Paperback. Good +. First American Editon. A Delta Book. 280 p.: illustrations; 21 cm. Paperback with illustrated cover. A "perceptive combination of nostalgia, social history and film criticism." -- back cover. In Good+ Condition: cover is rubbed; spine slightly creased; publication information written on first (blank) page; pencil scribble on inside of… Read more
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cover of Encyclopedia of Homelessness [2 volumes]

Encyclopedia of Homelessness [2 volumes]

by Levinson, David, editor

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Classic Books and Ephemera
Published
2004
Condition
Near Fine
ISBN
9780761927518
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$67.00

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Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2004. Hardcover. Near Fine. 2 volumes, continuously paginated: xxx, 886 p.: illustrations; 29 cm. Purple covers with color illustration on the front. A heavy set; for international shipping, the U.S. Postal Service requires that they be shipped by priority international. Includes: a bibliography of autobiographical and fictional accounts of homelessness; a filmography of… Read more
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cover of Defining Visions: Television and the American Experience Since 1945

Defining Visions: Television and the American Experience Since 1945

by Watson, Mary Ann

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Published
1998
Condition
Near Fine
ISBN
9780155032019
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New York: Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 1998. Paperback. Near Fine. vi, [2], 303 p.: illustrations; 21 cm. Paperback with illustrated cover. Part of the series Harbrace Books on America. In Near Fine Condition: date of publication written on title page; otherwise, clean and tight.
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cover of The City We Visit: Old Philadelphia by Anna Robeson Burr; The Official Book of the Women's Division of the Sesqui-Centennial International Exposition

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Philadelphia & London: J. B. Lippincott Co, 1926. Paperback. Near Fine. 42, [2] p., frontispiece and 2 leaves of illustrations from Birch engravings; 19 cm. Grey wrapper with red wrapper title and illustration. The Sesquicentennial International Exposition was held in Philadelphia in 1926 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Scarce. In… Read more
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cover of Washington Square

Washington Square

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Published
1957
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Near Fine
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Philadelphia: N. W. Ayer & Son, 1957. Paperback. Near Fine. 26, [2] p.: illustrations (some in color); 18 cm. Brown card cover printed in black; stapled. A brief history of Washington Square, the southeast square of the five squares in the original plan of Philadelphia, which includes the "Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier." Scarce. In Near… Read more
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cover of A Brief Account of Ralegh's Roanoke Colony of 1585 being a Guide to an Exhibition Commemorating the Three Hundred Fiftieth Anniversary of the Planting of the First English Colony in What is Now the United States of America, and Particularly Describig the endeavours and Accomplishments of the above-mentioned Ralegh, Thomas Hariot, John White, Richard Hakluyt, Theodore DeBry & Sir Francis Drake; Directed to the Adventurers and Favourers of the Book-Collecting Game by the William L. Clements Library Wherein the said Exhibition may be viewed

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Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan, 1935. Paperback. Good. 18, [6] p.: illustrations, map; 21 cm. Green wrapper printed in black. Wrapper title: Ralegh's Roanoke Colony of 1585: A Guide to an Exhibition upon the Three Hundred Fiftieth Anniversary. In Good Condition: wrapper is slightly dusty with significant loss at fore-edge of front wrapper and minor loss at… Read more
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cover of Speech of Hon. John A. Dix, of New York, on the Bill to Indemnify American Citizens for French Spoliations Prior to 1800; Delivered in the Senate of the United States, Monday, April 27, 1846

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Washington, D.C.: Blair and Rives, 1846. Pamphlet. Very Good -. 16 p.; 22 cm. Disbound. John Adams Dix (1798-1879) was a U.S. Senator for New York state from 1845 to 1849. He played an important role in preventing Maryland from seceding at the beginning of the Civil War. After the war he served as minister to France from… Read more
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