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The Fords
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The Fords

By Peter Collier and David Horowitz

This book is in very good condition. The dust jacket has some wear on the front, back, spine and edges There is no wear on the cover boards. The inside of the front cover boars is signed by the previous owner. The pages are yellowed and tanned, but clear of any markings. "It was after midnight when a light summer mist started to fall 9outside the backyard workshop and Henry Ford began putting the final touches on the peculiar-looking machine which had obsessed him, in one form or another, all his adult life. On most other evenings, Felix Julien, the old man who lived in the flat next door to the Fords and had cleared out his half of the shed to give the machine more space to grow, would have been there, too, sitting in a corner of the shed, watching the painstaking assembly nin silent awe.... - Prologue: Detroit, June 4, 1896 from The Fords

$11.65

A Life on the Road
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A Life on the Road

By Charles Kuralt

This book is in very good condition. There is no wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. The dust jacket is in good condition. The pages are white, crisp, and free of any markings. "Before I was born, I went on the road. The road was U.S. 17, south from Jacksonville, North Carolina, through the Holly Shelter Swamp to Wilmington, where the hospital was. My father backed the Chevrolet out of its place in the hay barn next to the farm cart and helped my mother into the front seat on the afternoon of September 9, 1934. He made the trip in little more than an hour, barely slowing down for the stop signs in Dixon, Folkstone, and Holly Ridge. I was born the next morning with rambling in my blood and fifty miles already under my belt...." - Chapter One from A Life on the Road

$12.11

Mother Teresa
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Mother Teresa

By Navin Chawla

This book is in very good condition. There is no wear on the front, back, edges, or spine of the cover boards. There is no bumping or fraying on the cover boards. The pages are white, crisp and clear of any markings. "According to Mother Teresa's Indian Diplomatic passport, Mary Teresa Bojaxhiu was born on 26 August 1910 in Skopje, Yugoslavia. In 1910, Skopje was a small town with a population of about 25,000. It was then part of the kingdom of Albania, itself a part of the Ottoman Empire. Albania had experienced several centuries of Islamic rule under Turkish domination, and Catholics comprised only a small fraction of the population. Albania, itself, was at the time at the crossroads of divergent cultural and religious forces...." - Chapter One from Mother Teresa

$13.44

Queen Victoria
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Queen Victoria

By Lytton Strachey

This book is not in good condition. There is severe wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is severe bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The pages are yellowing and tanning, and are not free of writing and markings. "On November 6, 1817, died the Princess Charlotte, only child of the Prince Regent, and heir to the crown of England. Her short life had hardly been a happy one. By nature implusive, capricious, vehement, she had always longed for liberty; and she had never possessed it. She had been brought up among violent family quarrels, had been early separated from her disreputable and eccentric mother, and handed over to the care of her disreputable and selfish father. When she was seventeen, he decided to marry her off to the Prince of Orange; she, at first, acquiesced; but suddenly falling in love with Prince Augustus of Prussia, she determined to break off the engagement. This was not her first love affair, for she had previously carried on a clandestine correspondence with Captain Hess. Prince Augustus was already married, morganatically, but she did not know it, and he did not tell her. While she was spinning out the negotiations with the Prince of Orange, the allied sovereigns - it was June, 1814 - arrived in London to celebrate their victory. Among them, and in the suite of the Emperor of Russia, was the young and handsome Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg. He made several attempts to attract the notice of the Princess, but she, with her heart elsewhere, paid very little attention...." - Chapter One from Queen Victoria

$65.81

Charles Simeon
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Charles Simeon

By Handley C. G. Moule

This book is in good condition. There is minimal wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is no bumping or fraying on the cover boards. The previous owner signed the inside of the front cover board. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but clear of any marking. "Charles Simeon was born at Reading, September 24, 1759. As a boy of nine he was sent to Eton, and was elected there on the foundation. At nineteen he went up with a Scholarship to King's College, Cambridge, and succeeded in due course to a Fellowship, which he held till his death. He was ordained Deacon in 1782, and Priest in 1783. In 1782 he was made Minister, or Perpetual Curate, of the Church of the Holy Trinity in Cambridge; a benefice which was originally a Vicarage of the Abbey of Dereham, and of which, after the suppression of the Abbey, and until the year 1867, the Bishop appointed the Minister. In that pastorate he lived and labored for just fifty-four years, through many vicissitudes of good report and evil, amidst serious and complicated difficulties, and with results which were felt far and wide. He died November 13, 1836, in his rooms in King's College, and was buried six days later in the great vault beneath the pavement of the ante-chapel...." - Chapter 1: Family and School from Charles Simeon

$13.34

Nero
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Nero

By John Bishop

This book is in very good condition. There is little or no wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is no bumping or fraying on the cover boards. The previous owner has signed the front inside cover board. The pages are yellowing and tanning, however the pages are clear of markings. "It was on October 13th in the year 54 that the young Nero was hailed as Emperor by the Praetorian Guard. The senate followed suit together with the soldiers of the armies in the provinces. Nero's reign had thus begun in an atmosphere of unanimity and enthusiasm that could hardly have been hoped for. The young man, not yet seventeen, seemed to be the signal for a new beginning and perhaps this marked the return to the longed-for stability of the Augustan age. This atmosphere of goodwill had another origin beside this, however. A young man of seventeen may perhaps have symbolized the innocence and guilelessness of one not yet corrupted by the rigors of political life. More certainly his very youth was likely to produce a deeper and more insidious corruption as the various elements in the state that were traditionally jealous of power maneuvered themselves into positions from which they and not the Emperor could wield it. A young and not unintelligent boy of seventeen seemed to suit exactly the requirements of the situation. The opening acts of his reign were conventional and proper, although Tacitus, to set the scene according to his own requirements, tells the story of a couple of political murders, probably engineered by Agrippina without Nero's knowledge or at least against his wishes, as a curtain-raiser to his thirteenth book of Annals, before going on to the story of Nero's opening acts as Emperor...." - Chapter One from Nero

$9.65

Adlai Stevenson Of Illinois
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Adlai Stevenson Of Illinois

By John Bartlow Martin

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is some bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The front and back outside cover boards have some stains. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but there are no markings on the pages. "Adlai E. Stevenson was born February 5, 1900, on the threshold of the twentieth century. He lived through nearly two thirds of the century and died on July 14, 1965. He was a wanderer and happened to be born in California and to die in England, but his roots were in Bloomington, Illinois. On the next to last Christmas of his life, ambassador of the United States to the United Nations, he went home to Bloomington to visit his sister Buffie in the big old house on East Washington Street where they grew up. He had just come from the UN and he was tired and late in the afternoon lay down on the green velvet sofa in the bay window in the living room and went to sleep. Outside it got dark. His sister came in and quietly lit the lights on the Christmas tree, then stepped into the adjoining library and sat and watched him. The living room was Victorian, filled with Dresden lamps their mother had bought in Germany and an ornate table she had bought in New Orleans, a Japanese sword and a carved elephant tusk their father had bought in Japan. After a while Stevenson shook himself a little, raised his head, then said, Buffie....?" - Chapter One from Adlai Stevenson Of Illinois "

$18.38

Carlos
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Carlos

By John Langdon-Davies

This book is in good condition.There is a large amount of wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. There is some bumping and fraying on the cover boards. There are stains and markings on the front, back, and spine of the cover boards. There are red markings on the inside of the front cover board and the front end page. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but the rest of the pages are clear of markings. "On November 6th 1661, a Sunday, as she sat down to her midday meal, the Queen of Spain, Dona Mariana, felt certain symptoms which she had been expecting for two anxious days. She left the table and hurried to the Tower Chamber, which had been prepared for the event. The royal collection of sacred relics occupied every corner, the three thorns from Christ's crown, one of the nails from His Cross, a fragment of the Cross itself, a piece of Our Lady's mantel, and dozens of treasures only less rare. To these had been added other very special ones, known to be helpful on such occasions. Father Juan de Ojalvo had hurried to Madrid with the walking-stick of Santo Domingo, Abbot of Silos; and from San Juan de Ortega's convent, his miraculous belt had been brought by the Prior himself...." - Chapter One from Carlos:The King Who Would Not Die

$32.71

The Illustrated Life of Jesus Christ
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The Illustrated Life of Jesus Christ

By Joseph Rhymer

This book is in very good condition.There is little to no wear on the cover boards and no bumping. The pages are white, crisp and clear of any markings. "The four books of the New Testament called 'gospels' only make full sense if the many stories and incidents in them are related to the central theme: who Jesus was, what he achieved and how this affected everyday life. A modern reader does not have to accept the beliefs of the first Christians, but without some awareness of what they did believe about Jesus of Nazareth much of the gospel material will seem incomprehensible, or at best a mere collection of legends...." - Introduction from The Illustrated Life of Jesus Christ

$14.23

Authority in the Anglican Communion
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Authority in the Anglican Communion

By Stephen W. Sykes (Editor)

This book is in very good condition. There is little to no wear on the front, back and spine of the cover boards and on the edges. There is no bumping of the corners. The pages are white, crisp and clean of all markings. "Anglicans," Comments Stephen Sykes in his introduction to these essays "have been seriously exercised about their claim to authority for at least some forty years." An archbishop of Canterbury is better placed than most to appreciate the degree to which this issue is confronting us today. It lies at the heart of so many discussions between churches, as well as of some of the most controversial and sensitive matters which face us all. The nature and exercise odf authority will be a vital issue at the 1988 Lambeth Conference...." - Foreword from Authority in the Anglican Communion: Essays Presented to Bishop John Howe

$19.10

The Road To Tyburn
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The Road To Tyburn

By Christopher Hibbert

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back and spine of the cover boards. There are also some stains on the cover boards. The edges of the cover boards are also worn and the corners are bumped. The pages are yellowed and tanned, but there are no markings in the book "This biography of Jack Sheppard is based mainly on contemporary pamphlets, newspapers, and trial reports in the British Museum, the Bodleian Library, and the Inner Temple Library. It is intended as a work of entertainment rather than of scholarship; but for those who may be interested I have added a list of books of which i have made use in filling in the background to Sheppard's strange story. Of recent writers I am particularly indebted to Dr. M. Dorothy George, Mr. Peter Quennell, Mr. Patrick Pringle, and Dr. Leon Radzinowicz...." - Note from The Road To Tyburn: The Story of Jack Sheppard And The Eighteenth-Century London Underworld

$16.82

Swamp Fox
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Swamp Fox

By Robert D. Bass

This book is in fair condition. The front, back and spine of the cover boards has wear. The edges of the cover boards are worn also, and the corners have been bumped quite a bit. The dust jacket is in poor condition. The front, back and spine of the dust jacket is extremely worn. The edges are frayed and the corners are bumped beyond repair. There are numerous tears and the dust jacket is soiled. The first end page is stamped with the library's mark. The second end page is written on by the previous owner. The pages are tanned and yellowed , but clear from all markings. "The most significant period in the career of Francis Marion was that between August 15, 1780, and September 8, 1781. During this time he alone held eastern South Carolina from the British, then helped Henry Lee capture the British posts along the Santee, and finally commanded a corps in the army with which Nathaniel Greene drove the British from South Carolina...." - Acknowledgements from Swamp Fox: The Life And Campaigns Of General Francis Marion

$100.14

Journey into Faith
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Journey into Faith

By Eleanor Ruggles

This book is in good condition.There is minimal wear on the front and back cover boards. The spine has some fraying at the top, but the edges slightly worn. The corners are bumped. The previous owners name is written on the inside front cover board. The pages are yellowed and tanned, but are free of any markings. "The Newman of the popular imagination is the Newman of later years: the defender of his faith in the Apologia pro Vita Sua; the Dean of English converts; the saintly old man in the robes of a cardinal. When he died in 1890 his name was already a legend, and the legend has endured because his effect on his time has been surpassed by his legacy to generations that followed. The reforming movement that he had once helped to inaugurate in the English Church did not end with his separation from it. His justification in the Apologia of his final beliefs pleaded the case for all English converts, improved their position and increased their numbers. His opposition of an intelligent intellectual freedom in religious study, which brought him into conflict with individuals in the Roman Catholic hierarchy, have survived him in their influence on Catholic thinking...." - Foreword from Journey into Faith:The Anglican Life Of John Henry Newman

$19.49

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

$158.94

The Road To Keep
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The Road To Keep

By Elizabeth Anne Hemphill

This book is in very good condition. There is little to no wear on the front, back and spine of the cover boards. The edges are clean and the corners have minor bumping.There is a personal typed letter from the author offering thanks to the owner. The front end page is signed by the author. The pages are crisp, clean and white. The binding is tight and solid. "Tthe relationship between Japan and the United States is a unique one in world history. Never before have two great countries of East and West had such a close, diverse, and manifold contacts. A quarter of a century ago they met in the largest war ever fought between an Eastern and a Western nation. Today they enjoy the largest trade that has ever flowed between any two nations separated from each other by an ocean. They share the same national sport - baseball. They also share many political institutions. Their cultural influence on each other is great. Their relationship is a harbinger of what the world may become when all the nations of the world have established mutually beneficial bonds across differences of historical Background and culture." - Foreword - Edwin O. Reischauer, The Road To Keep: The Story Of Paul Rusch In Japan

$18.85

The Confessions Of Saint Augustine
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The Confessions Of Saint Augustine

By E. B. Pusey

This book is in very good condition. The cover boards have some wear on the front, back and spine.The edges have minimal wear and their is little to no bumping on the corners.The pages are crisp, clean, and just beginning to yellow and tan. The binding is tight and solid. The slip cover for this book is in good condition.There is definitely some wear on the front , back, top, bottom, and spine. The edges are also worn.There is a tear on the upper left hand corner, and a price marking on the pasted title. "St. Augustine (Aurelius Augustinus) was born in 354 A.D. at Thagaste in Numidia. His father was a pagan; his mother Monnica, as appears in these Confessions, was a devout Christian, and had a definite and lasting influence on her son. Augustine studied ant taught rhetoric at Thagaste, then taught at the University of Carthage, at Rome, and at Milan. While at Carthage he embraced the doctrine of the Manichaeans; but under the later influence of Bishop Ambrose in Milan, and after a long emotional and intellectual struggle, he was received into the Christian Church in 387. He then returned to Africa as a priest; and in 395 became Bishop of Hippo, a post he retained until his death in 430...." Note, The Confessions Of Saint Augustine

$13.49

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

$113.74

Life Of Saint Francis Of Assisi
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Life Of Saint Francis Of Assisi

By Paul Sabatier

This book is in fair condition. The front and back cover and spine have significant wear.There are stains on the front and back cover of the book. The edges are worn and the corners have been bumped. There are markings on the front end page.The pages are yellowed and tanned. The binding is loose and beginning to crack, but the book is still intact. "In the renascence of history which is in a manner the characteristic of our time, the Middle Ages have been the object of peculiar fondness with both criticism and erudition. We rummage all the dark corners of the libraries, we bring old parchments to light, and in the zeal and ardor we put into our search there is an indefinable touch of piety" - Introduction, Life Of Saint Francis Of Assisi

$19.50

Stars Appearing
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Stars Appearing

By Sybil Harton

This book is in good condition. The cover has some wear on the front, back, spine, edges and corners. The lettering on the spine has begun to fade.The previous owners signature is on the inside of the front board. The rest of the book is clean from markings. The pages are yellowed and tanned. The binding is tight but beginning to crack. "This book relates briefly the life-stories of sixty-eight saints of the Prayer-Book Calendar (1662 and 1926), excluding the Apostles and Evangelists.Historical sources supply the facts as much as possible, legend plays the lesser part, although legends can witness to the truth and may well warm and substantiate a character which is merely outlined by historical evidence. I have tried to see these men and women in the setting of the ordinary day-to-day life of their times, not as persons set apart or dissimilar from ourselves to-day, since the progress of time works no change in the basic stuff of humanity nor in the ultimate purpose of its creation." - Preface, Stars Appearing: Lives of Sixty-Eight Saints Of The Anglican Calendar

$19.50

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

$26.00

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