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A Call To Action
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A Call To Action

By Jimmy Carter

This book is in good condition.The dust jacket is fair condition. There is significant wear on the front, back and spine of the dust jacket. There are also stains on the dust jacket as well as wear on the edges and bumping on the corners. The cover boards have a minimal amount of wear on all sides. There is little to no wear on the edges of the cover boards and slight bumping. The pages are beginning to yellow and tan, but are clear from any markings. "All the elements in this book concerning prejudice, discrimination, war, violence, distorted interpretations of religious texts, physical and mental abuse, poverty, and disease fall disproportionately on women and girls. I saw the ravages of racial prejudice as I grew up in the Deep South, when for a century the U.S. Supreme Court and all other political and social authorities accepted the premise that black people were, in some basic ways, inferior to white people. Even those in the dominant class who disagreed with the presumption remained relatively quiet and enjoyed the benefits of the prevailing system. Carefully selected Holy Scriptures were quoted to justify this discrimination in the name of God...." - Introduction from A Call To Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power

$42.56

As He Saw It
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As He Saw It

By Elliot Roosevelt

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back and spine of the cover boards.There are also stains and some fading in all the areas of the cover boards. The edges are very worn as well. The corners are bumped too. The previous owners signature is written on the back of the front end page. The pages are just beginning to tan and yellow. "My husband was always interested in history and always felt that human beings should use the happening of the present as guides to the future. I know that he would have wanted everyone to write their impressions and their ideas, hoping that each would be valuable in achieving the final objective of a better understanding among the peoples of the world, and the shaping of better tools for keeping the peace...." - Foreword by Eleanor Roosevelt from As He Saw It

$122.26

Forty-Two Years in the White House
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Forty-Two Years in the White House

By Irwin Hood Hoover

This book is in fair condition. There is substantial wear on the front, back and spine of the cover boards. There is also discoloration on the spine, and the lettering is fading. The edges on the cover boards are worn and there is considerable bumping on the corners. The previous owners signature is on the inside of the front cover board. The pages are yellowed and tanned. The binding is loose and cracking on the inside, but the pages are still intact. "Irwin Hood Hoover, known to the world as 'Ike,' was born in Washington, D.C., on October 24, 1871, the son of a grocer. As an employee of the Edison Company, he was sent to the White House on May 6, 1891, to install the first electric lights for the Benjamin Harrisons. He stayed on as permanent electrician, was soon promoted to the ushers' force, and under the Taft Administration was appointed Chief Usher. He held this position until his death on September 14, 1933..." Publisher's Note, Forty-Two Years in the White House

$87.50

The True Andrew Jackson
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The True Andrew Jackson

By Cyrus Townsend Brady

This antiquarian book is in poor condition. The cover has some wear on the front, back, spine, edges and corners. The previous owners marks are inside on the front cover board.The pages are yellowed and tanned.The edges of the pages are tattered. The binding is loose and some of the pages are loose. This book is 110 years old and perfect for the serious collectors. "A re-statement of the scope of this Series seems a necessary preliminary to each successive volume. No formal biography is contemplated. There has been no attempt to tell in chronological order the life-story of any of the persons discussed, although the temptation in my case-and presume the same is true of the other authors in the Series-has been strong to do just that thing.The volumes of the Series, therefore, are the result of the exercise of at least one quality which goes to make a successful book-self restraint." - The True Andrew Jackson

$20.00

Taft And Roosevelt (Two Volume Set)
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Taft And Roosevelt (Two Volume Set)

By Lawrence Abbot

This two volume set is in good condition. The covers are worn on the front, back, spine, edges and corners. Volume One has a sticker and markings on the front end page. The pages are tanned and yellowed. Volume Two also has a sticker and markings on the front end page. The pages are also tanned and yellowed. This Two Volume Set will require additional postage. "Toward the close of President Taft's administration, when Roosevelt and Taft came into political conflict that developed into a bitter struggle, Captain Butt found himself in a difficult position, says Lawrence Abbot. "His personal devotion to Roosevelt had not in the least waned.... " Taft And Roosevelt

$37.50

Robert E. Lee
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Robert E. Lee

By Earl Schenck Miers

This book is in good condition. The cover has some wear on the front, back, spine, edges and cover. There is a stain on the front cover of the book. The binding is tight and solid. The pages inside are yellowed and tanned. This book is signed by author, Hudson Strode, a very famous historical writer, and not the actual author. This book has no dust cover. The Army of Northern Virginia is the best-known and most successful of all the Confederate armies in the American Civil War. Its mark on the popular consciousness is so strong that many people believe that it was the Confederate Army; that General Robert E. Lee was the ranking Confederate general for the entire war; and that Appomattox, where it surrendered to its Union foes in the Army of the Potomac in April 1865, was the place where the war ended.

$12.50

The Presidency of Franklin Pierce
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The Presidency of Franklin Pierce

By Larry Gara

This book is is very good condition. The previous owners name is written inside the front board and stamped on the front end page. But other than this and a missing dust jacket it is near perfect. Franklin Pierce was one of the least known, least liked, and least successful presidents in American history. In this new study of his administration, historian Larry Gara makes no attempt to revive Pierce's reputation. Instead he provides a clear analysis of Pierce's shortcomings as well as his few successes. Franklin Pierce's administration (1853-1857) spanned a turbulent period in the life of the nation: North-South polarization reached new extremes due, in part, to Pierce's failure to understand the depth of Free Soil sentiment in the North; the Kansas-Nebraska Act and its aftermath made civil war likely, if not inevitable; and Pierce's apology for southern actions served only to widen the rift. The term "Bleeding Kansas" came to symbolize the failures of Pierce's administration. Pierce's few achievements were in the realm of foreign policy. In fact, Gara points out, the Pierce years were an important chapter in the history of American imperialisma time when Japan was opened to the West, U.S. trade in Central America and Asia was expanded, and additional land was acquired from Mexico. Pierce also initiated discussions on acquiring Alaska, the Hawaiian Islands, Nicaragua, Formosa, the Dominican Republic, the Guano islands of the Pacific, and Cuba. In this twenty-fourth volume of the American Presidency Series, Gara provides a clear, tough-minded analysis of the Pierce administration and a fair, though generally negative, assessment the man and the president.

$28.81

Jefferson Davis (Three Volume Set)
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Jefferson Davis (Three Volume Set)

By Hudson Strode

This is a three volume set. American Patriot has slate gray cloth spine, black boards; light rubbing and a few spots of white discoloration to both boards, silver and dark orange stamping to front board and spine remains bright. Burgundy top edge; slight toning/foxing to fore-edge and bottom edge; toning to blank endpapers. Interior pages are, overall, quite clean. Binding is firm. Previous owners stamp occurs on front board and Hudson Strode's signature occurs on front page. Confederate President has dark red cloth spine, deep purple boards; silver and black stamping to front board and spine remains bright. Bluish-gray top edge; slight foxing to fore-edge and bottom edge. Light gray endpapers with front endpapers having map illustration "Theater of Operations in the East 1861-1865" and rear endpapers having map illustration "Theater of Operations in the West 1861-1865." Some foxing to b/w frontispiece portrait leaf with adjoining pages affected likewise. Interior pages are otherwise clean. Binding is firm. Tragic Hero has Light blue cloth spine, dark aquamarine boards; silver and black stamping to front board and spine remains bright. Dull green top edge; touch of foxing to fore-edge and corners. Faint toning evident to aquamarine endpapers; some foxing to b/w frontispiece portrait leaf with adjoining pages affected likewise. Interior pages are otherwise clean. Binding is loose but still intact. This set of 3 books will require additional postage with this purchase.

$100.00

The Presidency of James Earl Carter, Jr.
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The Presidency of James Earl Carter, Jr.

By Burton I. Kaufman

This book is in very good condition. The only problem is the previous owners name is written on the inside front cover and stamped on the front end page and stamped also on page 215. Also, included with this book is an actual invitation from the Inauguration of Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale. He has been called America's greatest ex-president, a man who lost the White House after one term but went on to become a respected spokesman for peace and human rights. Burton Kaufman's book on the Carter years was hailed as the best account of his administration. This new edition probes more deeply into Jimmy Carter's approach to the presidency and the issues that he faced, placing his tenure in that office more squarely in the context of the fundamental changes taking place in America while he served. It features more information on his foreign and environmental policies and expanded coverage of his personal background-both his upbringing and naval career-along with insights into his wife's activist role. Drawing on Carter's previously unavailable Handwriting File, as well as on new oral histories and Carter's own books, Burton and Scott Kaufman show the ways in which Carter had the opportunity—but failed—to be a successful transitional president for the Democrats. They argue that by the fall of 1978 he had become a more effective leader than during the first part of his presidency but could not undo his earlier mistakes and continued to make serious errors of political judgment. Weighing achievements such as the Alaska Land Bill with shortcomings such as disarray within the White House and strained relations with Congress, the authors re-examine the world events that shaped Carter's presidency, from Koreagate and the Cuban boatlift to the Camp David accords and the Iran hostage crisis. They explore bureaucratic infighting over his human rights policies, describing how the administration's position changed with greater emphasis on security issues after 1979; they also examine the issue of arms control in the light of newly opened Soviet archives and argue that the Vance-Brzezinski dispute was more profound than had originally been thought.

$52.80

The Presidency of John Quincy Adams
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The Presidency of John Quincy Adams

By Mary W. M. Hargreaves

This book is in very good condition. The only problem is the previous owners name is stamped on the front end page and on page 303. Historians have not been generous in judging the presidency of John Quincy Adams. Those who have most conspicuously upheld Adamss fame have, at the same time, virtually ignored his service in the White House. Critics, on the other hand, have described his administration as a failure, founded upon bargain and corruption and marked by exclusion of the United States from the British West Indian trade, the ineffectiveness of its efforts to promote strong Pan-American relationships, and the enactment of the tariff of abominations. Some analysts have even argued that it generated the sectionalism which terminated the Era of Good Feelings. Mary Hargreaves contends, instead, that the basic effort of Adamss presidency was to harmonize divergent sectional interests. To ignore the Adams administrations commitment to nationalism, she argues, is to overlook a fundamental stage in the establishment of the federal government as guardian of the general interest. The volume contains new information on the development of United States commercial policy, the nations early relationships with Latin America, and difficulties of local and regional adjustment to the growth of the national economy. It will be of keen interest to all students of the economic and political history of the early national period.

$24.27

Grover Cleveland
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Grover Cleveland

By Allan Nevins

The hard cover has seen a good amount of wear. The lettering on the cover is worn. The previous owner's name is written on the first page. The pages are tanning. With 766 pages of text, this biography quickly proves comprehensive, scholarly and extremely detailed. The breadth of the author's knowledge of Cleveland and his era is breathtaking and I can hardly imagine a more thorough or thoughtful review of this former president.Published twenty-four years after Cleveland's death, this biography benefits from a chronological proximity to its subject but lacks the perspective which can only be derived from the passage of time. Some bias in favor of Cleveland is clear and in the end Nevins overestimates the durability of Cleveland's legacy and lasting impression.

$50.50

Thomas Jefferson
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Thomas Jefferson

By Fawn M. Brodie

The cover has some wear. The previous owner's name is marked on the inside front cover. The outside of the pages are dark. Based on family correspondence and "unused newspaper and manuscript sources", Brodie "illuminates the relationship between Jefferson's inner life and his public life".

$8.05

Why Not The Best?
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Why Not The Best?

By Jimmy Carter

At the time of his presidential candidacy, Carter published Why Not the Best?, an autobiographical introduction of his political stance and viability as a candidate. President Carter offers a personal consideration of political ethics, Christianity, and politics and expresses his concerns for the growth and expansion of conservatism relative to its effects on our values;

$53.66