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The Greatest Generation
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The Greatest Generation

By Brokaw, Tom

Random House. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1998. Hardcover. 9780375502026 . Hardcover in white boards w red cloth spine, Very Good unmarked in Very Good jacket. " The instant classic and runaway bestseller that changed the way we saw World War II and an entire generation of Americans, from the beloved journalist whose own iconic career has lasted more than fifty years. " ; 9.40 X 6.30 X 1.70 inches; 432 pp pages .

$7.50

Agent of Destiny ;  The Life and Times of General Winfield Scott   The  Life and Times of General Winfield Scott
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Agent of Destiny ; The Life and Times of General Winfield Scott The Life and Times of General Winfield Scott

By Eisenhower, John S. D.

University of Oklahoma Press. Near Fine. 1999. First Printing. Softcover. 9780806131283 . Softcover a nice copy. " The hero of the War of 1812, the conqueror of Mexico City in the Mexican-American War, and Abraham Lincoln’s top soldier during the first six months of the Civil War, General Winfield Scott was a seminal force in the early expansion and consolidation of the American republic. " ; 9 X 3.90 X 0.80 inches; 480 pp pages .

$9.00

Ride The Big Red Cars: How Trolleys Helped Build Southern California
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Ride The Big Red Cars: How Trolleys Helped Build Southern California

By Crump, Spencer

LA: Crest Book. Very Good in Fair dust jacket. 1962. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. Hardcover in white boards in VG unmarked in Fair jacket with Protective cover. Board ends are egge worn, the dj is badly torn. Tracing the development of public transportation. ; 8vo ; 240 pp pages .

$18.75

What Hath God Wrought ;  The Transformation of America, 1815-1848  The  Oxford History of the United States, Vol. 5   The Transformation of  America, 1815-1848
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What Hath God Wrought ; The Transformation of America, 1815-1848 The Oxford History of the United States, Vol. 5 The Transformation of America, 1815-1848

By Howe, Daniel Walker

Oxford University Press. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 2007. Hardcover. 9780195078947 . Hardcover in red boards w brown spine, Very Good unmarked in Very Good jacket. " Historian Daniel Walker Howe illuminates the period from the battle of New Orleans to the end of the Mexican-American War, an era when the United States expanded to the Pacific and won control over the richest part of the North American continent. " ; The Oxford History of the United States, Vol. 5; 9.30 X 6.70 X 2.30 inches; 928 pp pages .

$16.50

The Log of a Cowboy
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The Log of a Cowboy

By Adams, Andy

Mjf Books. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1997. Hardcover. 9781567311747 . Hardcover in brown boards w white spine, Very Good unmarked in Very Good jacket. "Recounts the adventures of America's frontier. Through such memorable characters as Bill Blades and Bull Durham, we bear witness to gunfights, buffalo stampedes and cattle drives from Texas to Montana. An account of an 1882 cattle drive from Texas to the Blackfoot Agency in Montana."; 8.40 X 5.20 X 0.80 inches; 416 pp pages .

$7.50

Wild Ride ;  How Outlaw Motorcycle Myth Conquered America  How Outlaw  Motorcycle Myth Conquered America
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Wild Ride ; How Outlaw Motorcycle Myth Conquered America How Outlaw Motorcycle Myth Conquered America

By Reynolds, Tom

TV Books. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 2001. Hardcover. 9781575001456 . Hardcover in white boards w black cloth spine Very Good unmarked in Very Good jacket. ; 9 X 6 X 1.40 inches; 400 pp pages .

$7.50

American Foodways ;  What, When, Why and How We Eat in America,  American  Folklore Series  What, When, Why and How We Eat in America
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American Foodways ; What, When, Why and How We Eat in America, American Folklore Series What, When, Why and How We Eat in America

By Camp, Charles

August House Pub Inc. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1989. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0874830966 . First Edition/First Printing. Hardcover in blue boards in Fine unmarked in Fine jacket with Protective cover. " Camp shows how food both expresses and shapes American values. Wedding feasts, gift baskets, spaghetti fundraisers, and box socials are all richly symbolic fixtures in our society. Part of the American Folklore Series. " ; American Folklore Series; 10.70 X 8.70 X 0.80 inches; 128 pp pages .

$11.25

Discovery of the lost art treasures of California's first mission
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Discovery of the lost art treasures of California's first mission

By Nolan, James Lee

Copley Books. Fine. 1978. Numbered. Hardcover. Signed by Author; 0913938203 . Signed by Author Editer and Commissioner Number 179. Hardcover in Orange cloth boards in Fine unmarked condition in Fine Box. ; 9.13 X 6.57 X 1.11 inches; 118 pp pages .

$22.50

Secrets from Pocono Kitchens
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Secrets from Pocono Kitchens

By Women's Auxiliary Stroudsburg Presbyterian Church

Women's Auxiliary Stroudsburg, PA. Very Good. 1942. First Edition. Hardcover. Publishers illustrated stiff paper covers in spiral binding. 450 pp. With local ads. Frontispiece of Stroudsburg Presbyterian Church. The Forward is a Henry Van Dyke quote. Illustrated profusely. There are 11 illustrations of historical buildings or areas each with unique captions such as "Cherry Valley Church built in 1828 on historic property known as Shaws Meadows, originally owned by John McDowell who married Nicholas DePuys' grand daughter [sic]." Of interest are short penciled notes (some in red) of the original owner, long time resident Una Kestler Stemple. She adds her personal knowledge to 3 locations and occasional contributor. Recipes are reproductions of signed, handwritten originals. Advertisements of local business, many with hand drawn lettering and illustration. Condition: one of the wire end is short thus the bottom punch hole to be broken through to page 11; the cover has surface soil and some spotting. The contents are clean except for the penciled notes name penned on the ffep. The quaint full page section illustrations are attributed to "DT." Table of Contents: Beverages and Canapes; Soups; Fish, Fowl and Game; Cheese and Eggs; Meats; Vegetables and Luncheon Dishes; Breads; Salads, Dressings and Sauces; Desserts and Pastries; Cakes and Cookies; Candies; Pickles and Preserves; How to Cook a Husband; Index to Recipes; Equivalents; Food to Serve 50 People; Finale. Rare. Four first edition copies found on OCLC. ; 8vo .

$135.00

Tailholt Tales
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Tailholt Tales

By Latta, Frank F.

Santa Cruz, CA: Bear State Books. Near Fine. 1976. Hardcover. Pp. xx, 323; profusely illustrated with photographs. Latta's books on the Yokut Indians are regarded as some of the finest work on the native indigenous peoples of the San Joaquin Valley. Tailholt Tales, is a much expanded version of the Thomas Jefferson Mayfield, ("Uncle Jeff"), memoir (1936). A well-researched work of the San Joaquin Valley pioneer and his life with the Yokuts Indians. Mayfield, the youngest son of a settler on the Kern River, grew up in a Yokuts village, following the death of his mother. Green cloth with black design by Arizona artist Joe Rodriquez. Green end pages; minor wear to the ends and bumped corners. An exceptionally nice copy. ; 8vo .

$71.25

An American Seafarer in the Age of Sail ;  The Erotic Diaries of Philip C.  Van Buskirk, 1851-1870  The Erotic Diaries of Philip C. Van Buskirk,  1851-1870
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An American Seafarer in the Age of Sail ; The Erotic Diaries of Philip C. Van Buskirk, 1851-1870 The Erotic Diaries of Philip C. Van Buskirk, 1851-1870

By Burg, Barry Richard

Yale University Press. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1994. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 9780300056372 . First Edition/First Printing. Hardcover in white boards in Fine unmarked in Fine jacket with Protective cover. " Philip C. Van Buskirk enlisted in the US Marines in 1846 at the age of 12, and from 1851 he recorded his experiences and thoughts in a diary. The author of this book draws on the diaries of Van Buskirk to paint a picture of life in 19th-century America. " ; 9.55 X 6.50 X 0.90 inches; 238 pp pages .

$15.00

The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History
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The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History

By Thomas E. Woods Jr.

Regnery Publishing. Fine. 2004. Softcover. 9780895260475 . MASS MARKET PAPERBACK in Fine condition " This quick and enjoyable read is packed with unfamiliar quotes, informative sidebars, iconoclastic viewpoints, and a list of books "you're not supposed to read." It is not a comprehensive or detailed study, but that is not its aim; instead, it offers ideas for further research and a challenge to readers to dig deeper and analyze some basic assumptions about American history--a worthy goal that Woods manages to reach. " ; 8.90 X 7.20 X 0.70 inches; 270 pp pages .

$7.50

The Los Angeles River ;  Its Life, Death, and Possible Rebirth  Creating  the North American Landscape  Its Life, Death, and Possible Rebirth
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The Los Angeles River ; Its Life, Death, and Possible Rebirth Creating the North American Landscape Its Life, Death, and Possible Rebirth

By Gumprecht, Mr. Blake

The Johns Hopkins University Press. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1999. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 9780801860478 . First Edition/First Printing. Hardcover in yellow boards in Fine unmarked condition in Near Fine jacket with Protective cover. Jacket has a crease on the spine. " Three centuries ago, the Los Angeles River meandered through marshes and forests of willow and sycamore. Trout spawned in its waters and grizzly bears roamed its shores. The bountiful environment the river helped create supported one of the largest concentrations of Indians in North America. Today, the river is made almost entirely of concrete. Chain-link fence and barbed wire line its course. Shopping carts and trash litter its channel. Little water flows in the river most of the year, and nearly all that does is treated sewage and oily street runoff. On much of its course, the river looks more like a deserted freeway than a river. " ; Creating the North American Landscape; 10 X 7 X 0.80 inches; 380 pp pages .

$18.75

Tailholt Tales
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Tailholt Tales

By Latta, Frank F.

Santa Cruz, CA: Bear State Books. Near Fine. 1976. Hardcover. Pp. xx, 323; profusely illustrated with photographs. Latta's books on the Yokut Indians are regarded as some of the finest work on the native indigenous peoples of the San Joaquin Valley. Tailholt Tales, is a much expanded version of the Thomas Jefferson Mayfield, ("Uncle Jeff"), memoir (1936). A well-researched work of the San Joaquin Valley pioneer and his life with the Yokuts Indians. Mayfield, the youngest son of a settler on the Kern River, grew up in a Yokuts village, following the death of his mother. Green cloth with black design by Arizona artist Joe Rodriquez. Green end pages; minor wear to the ends and bumped corners. An exceptionally nice copy. ; 8vo .

$71.25

Tailholt Tales
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Tailholt Tales

By Latta, Frank F.

Santa Cruz, CA: Bear State Books. Very Good. 1976. Hardcover. Pp. xx, 323; profusely illustrated with photographs. Latta's books on the Yokut Indians are regarded as some of the finest work on the native indigenous peoples of the San Joaquin Valley. Tailholt Tales, is a much expanded version of the Thomas Jefferson Mayfield, ("Uncle Jeff"), memoir (1936). A well-researched work of the San Joaquin Valley pioneer and his life with the Yokuts Indians. Mayfield, the youngest son of a settler on the Kern River, grew up in a Yokuts village, following the death of his mother. Green cloth with black design by Arizona artist Joe Rodriquez. Green end pages; the first free end-page edges are uneven and speckled. Otherwise a clean straight copy. Additional photographs available upon request. ; 8vo .

$60.00

The Marshall Plan & Its Meaning: An Independent and Unbiased Appraisal of  the Entire Record
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The Marshall Plan & Its Meaning: An Independent and Unbiased Appraisal of the Entire Record

By Price, Harry Bayard

[New York]: Cornell University Press. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1955. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. Hardcover in blue cloth boards Very Good unmarked in Very Good jacket Price Clipped. bumped corner and foxing on top of text block. ; 8vo ; 424 pp pages .

$15.00

The Roll Call of the Iroquois Chiefs : A Study of a Mnemonic Cane from the  Six Nations Reserve (With Plates)
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The Roll Call of the Iroquois Chiefs : A Study of a Mnemonic Cane from the Six Nations Reserve (With Plates)

By Fenton, William

Washington: Smithsonian Institution. Very Good. 1950. First Edition. Softcover. Original brown paper wraps with black lettering. Pp iv, 73, + plates. Illust., folding charts and tables. Footnotes & Bibliography. Clean bright pages, some pages remain uncut. Title page has a short closed tear. Edges worn. Subject is The religious aspects of Iroquois Indians rites and ceremonies (use of) staffs (sticks, canes, etc.) This monograph sets the historical and cultural context for canes, specifically a condolence cane collected about 1920 from Six Nations of the Grand River. In this important work Fenton presents the list of Six Nations Chiefs as recorded on the condolence cane. He describes its function; and provides an interpretation of the pictographs on the cane. A foldout diagram of the cane is provided. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections Volume 111, Number 15. February 16, 1950. ; 8vo .

$18.75

Seminole Music : Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology  Bulletin 161
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Seminole Music : Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 161

By Densmore, Frances

Washington: Government Printing Office. Near Fine. 1956. Hardcover. Brown cloth with gilt spine title and Smithsonian seal embossed on the front panel. xxviii, 223 pp. [14 plates] with 43 b&w photographs; and frontispiece. Small 1" x 1/2" name plate inked out inside the cover, no other markings. Top edge soil, ends bumped. A nice copy. Frances Densmore was an American anthropologist and ethnographer. She devoted over 50 years of study and preservation of Native American music amassing a collection of thousands of song recordings, including 2400 transcribed songs In collaboration with the Bureau of American Ethnology of the Smithsonian. Densmore "aspired to prevent the misrepresentation of Indian music in the media and the underrepresentation of true Indian music in scientific inquiry, and she suggested that the two were linked." (Smithsonian Institute.) ; 8vo .

$15.00

Cook It In A Casserole : With Chafing Dish Recipes and Menus
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Cook It In A Casserole : With Chafing Dish Recipes and Menus

By Brobeck, Florence

New York: M. Barrows & Company. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1950. Hardcover. 9th printing. 183 pp. Foxing on top edge. DJ has heavy edge wear with chips and creases and is heavily foxed; now in mylar sleave. Brobeck was a best selling cookbook author, a women's editor of the New York Herald Tribune, and a food columnist for the the New York Times Magazine. The idea of casserole cooking as a one-dish meal became popular in America in mid-twentieth century, from the foreword "The shopwindows... during the war years blossomed with new bouquets of cookery wares,... casseroles of every possible shape and size." Delightfully written. Each section's subject (regardless of title) has an introduction, a selection of menus and these are followed by the recipes. Section titles: Casserole Soup Suppers, Fish Dinners en Casserole, Eggs in Casserole Menus, Macaroni, Spaghetti, Noodles, and Rice in Casserole Menus, Chicken Casserole Dinners, Meat Casserole Dinners, Vegetable Casserole Dinners, Who Said Chafing Dishes Are Quaint?, Chafing Dish Menus, Salads, Desserts, Sauces, Coffee and Tea, Index. ; 8vo .

$11.25

Joy of Sharing, Food for Body and Soul. West Culver City Baptist Church
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Joy of Sharing, Food for Body and Soul. West Culver City Baptist Church

By American Baptist Women's Mission Society

Culver City, CA: West Culver City Baptist Church. Very Good. 1967. First Edition. Hardcover. A wonderful example of a self published fund raiser cookbook. Blue stiff card, 3 metal ring binding. Cover edges are toned and have minor edge wear and foxing on the edges.The interior is slightly discolored. Overall, in exceptionally good condition without tears, creasing or marks. Divisions have poems, prayers or scripture opposite uncredited, hand drawn illustration and titles. 128 pp. Typewritten. Recipes with contributors names, each page also has an inspirations quote etc. There are no advertisments. Contents: Kitchen weights and Measures, One Ingredient for Another, Meat and Casserole dishes, Vegetables, Breads, Salads, Cakes, Cookies, Desserts, Pastries, Sweets and Sours, Punch. Table of Contents. Recipe sampler Baked Chicken Crunch, Baked Beans (numerous contributions), Cloud Biscuits, Sparkling Salad Mold, Cherry Cobbler and Kosher Dill Pickles "open crock." ; 8vo .

$13.50

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