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History and National Life
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History and National Life

By Peter Mandler

**VERY Detailed Pictures are provided to assist you in making an informed, confident purchase** Synopsis: At a time when everyone is talking of the new popularity of history - this book takes a longer-term view of the question, why do we care about it? Peter Mandler starts by reminding us of the nationalist origins of a truly popular interest in history in the nineteenth century. In Britain, history reached out for the first time to a larger constituency by putting the 'Anglo-Saxon' people at the centre of their own national history. This legacy casts a long shadow. In practice, people have been drawn to history for many other reasons, but it is still too casually assumed that its 'point' is to tell us 'who we are' and 'where we come from'.

$175.00

Court and Constitution in the 20th Century by Willam F. Swindler 3 Volume Set
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Court and Constitution in the 20th Century by Willam F. Swindler 3 Volume Set

By William F. Swindler

Wonderful 3 Volume Set. New, Bright and Tight. -First Edition: The Modern Interpretation -The Old Legality shows some fading on the hardcover, doesn't impact the interior of the book (please see back to back photos- back and then interior) -Light Shelf Wear (DJ) I always provide multiple, detailed photos so that you can make a confident and informed purchase decision. Please feel free to inbox me if you have questions or need additional photos.

$350.00

Wilderness Writings
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Wilderness Writings

By Theodore Roosevelt; Paul D. Schullery (Editor)

New: Unread, bright pages and tight binding. Theodore Roosevelt, the twenty-sixth president of the United States, was not only the most famous hunter of his generation of Americans, he was among its best informed and popular outdoor writers. Edmund Heller, the well-known Smithsonian biologist who accompanied Roosevelt on the famous African expedition, said that the former president was the world's foremost authority on large mammals. He was also an avid bibliophile, and had what may have been the finest big-game library in North America in the early 1900s. He communicated with authorities-- both sportsmen and scientists-- in all parts of the world. From this lifelong study and enthusiasm for outdoor adventure came a host of durable writings, gathered together here in a collection which celebrates the natural world.

$35.00

Cincinnatus: George Washington and the Enlightenment
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Cincinnatus: George Washington and the Enlightenment

By Gary Wills

NEW: Unread, Bright Pages, Tight Binding. DJ shows some shelf wear and age discoloration on inside edge of DJ (please view photos). "Gary Wills has made George Washington interesting again. By investigating the interest Washington's contemporaries had in him, and by playing that interest off against some of the perennial problems of political morality and the uses of power, Wills gives us a fresh perspective on our first President. [He] shows how Washington solved the problem of charismatic leadership by embodying the eighteenth-century Enlightenment idea: the creation of a revived classical republic. People responded to such leadership in verse, sermons, songs, paintings, and sculpture. This book differs from other historical studies of political power by its use of evidence from a wide range of sources. In Wills's hands art history becomes a new kind of political science. [He] finds forgotten messages in Parson Weems's account of Washington; he traces the use of classical images to such unsuspected places as the carving of American eagles and the disposition of Washington's hands in Greenough's notorious statue of the first President. The great actions of Washington are seen afresh, as in a restored painting: the surrender of his military commission, his Farewell Address, and his indispensable role in the ratification of the Constitution of the United States." From front and back flaps.

$65.00