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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

$25.88

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

$154.06

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

$15.00

The Anglo-Saxon Missionaries in Germany
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The Anglo-Saxon Missionaries in Germany

By C. H. Talbot

This book is in good condition. There is some wear to the front, back and spine of the cover boards and also some staining. The edges of the cover boards are worn and the corners are bumped.The pages are yellowed and tanned but free of any markings. "The texts gathered together in the present volume provide a cross-section of the religious life of the eighth century difficult to parallel elsewhere. Two biographies of the archbishops who initiated the missionary enterprise on the Continent show how their labours transformed the face of Europe within the space of a single generation, whilst the life of one of their disciples illustrates how their work was continued. The correspondence of St. Boniface bring into closer focus the kind of difficulties they encountered and introduces us into the homely atmosphere of their friends, relatives, and well-wishers. Two further biographies, one of the abbot of the first monastery to be founded in Germany, the other of the abbess Leoba, give an illuminating picture of the beginnings of monastic life amidst barbarian surroundings and throw light on the characters and attainments of the men and women who embarked on this hazardous adventure. Finally, the description of Willibald's travels through Italy, the Greek archipelago and the Holy Land show the devotion, allied to a spirit of adventure, which animated these early pilgrims and missionaries. Bishops, priests, monks, nuns and simple clerics flit through these pages and tell us their unvarnished tale, which, slight though it may be in certain cases, deeply impresses by contrast with the grim background against which it unfold...." - General Introduction from The Anglo-Saxon Missionaries in Germany

$53.83

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

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

$14.50

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

$10.38

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

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

$15.00

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

$15.00

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

Portrait And Biographical Albums Of Midland County, Michigan
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Portrait And Biographical Albums Of Midland County, Michigan

By Champan Brothers

This book is good condition. The cover has some wear on the front, back, spine, edges and corners. There are no markings in this book. The pages are white, clean and crisp.The page edges have some water damage.The binding is tight and solid. "We Have completed our labors in writing and compiling the Portrait And Biographical Album Of Midland County, and wish, in presenting it to its patrons, to speak briefly of the importance of local works this nature. It is certainly the duty of the present to commemorate the past, to perpetuate the names of the pioneers, to furnish a record of their early settlement, and to relate the story of their progress. The civilization of our day, the enlightenment of the age, and this solemn duty which men of the present time owe to their ancestors, to themselves and to their posterity demand that a record of their lives and deeds should be made." - Portrait And Biographical Albums Of Midland County, Michigan

$25.00

Thomas More
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Thomas More

By Richard Marius

This book is in good condition. The cover has some wear on the front, back, spine edges and corners. There is spotting on the spine. There are no marking on the pages and they are white and crisp. "Biographers of Thomas More have always praised him and made him an example of their own times. This exemplary mood was set by the first biographical account we have of him, that written by Erasmus of Rotterdam in a letter to young Ulrich von Hooten of Germany in 1519, when when More was in the prime of life." - Thomas More: A Biography

$8.98

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 Authentic Life Of William McKinley
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The Authentic Life Of William McKinley

By Alexander K. McClure & Charles Morris, LL.D.

This book is an antique and is in fair condition. The binding is loose and cracked on the inside of the front board. Dark green cloth covered boards that have significant wear on the edges, spine and corners. The previous owners signature is written on the inside of the front board. The pages are tanned and yellowed, but are still readable. Also a Life Sketch of Theodore Roosevelt and "memorial tributes by statesmen, ministers, orators and rulers of all countries"; profusely illustrated with photos, drawings and "special pictures of the Family by Express Permission from the Owners"

$50.50

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

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