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BATTLE AT ALCATRAZ - A Desperate Attempt to Escape the Rock
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BATTLE AT ALCATRAZ - A Desperate Attempt to Escape the Rock

By Lageson, Ernest B.

Omaha, Nebraska: Addicus Books, 1999. (ix) 281 pp. Trade paperback format. Signed by Ernest B. Lageson on the inside of the front cover. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; aside from the author's writing, no interior markings. Illustrated with a map. In May 1946, six inmates of Alcatraz attemped to escape. The result was one of bloodiest uprisings in the history of American prisons.. Signed by Author. Sixth Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$19.95

LINCOLN AND THE CIVIL WAR - A Profile and a History
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LINCOLN AND THE CIVIL WAR - A Profile and a History

By Canby, Courtlandt (editor)

New York: Dell Laurel Editions, 1958. 416 pp. Dell Laurel Book LC108. Light edge and corner wear with some minor creasing at the spine; previous owner's name inside. The Contents are: The Making of a Leader - 1809 - 1861: Who Is This Lincoln; Toward the Presidency. Lincoln and the Civil War - 1861 - 1865: The Union Breaks Apart; Commander-in-Chief; Grant and Victory; Lincoln's Cabinet; The Political War; Lincoln in the White House; One War at a Time; A New Birth of Freedom; War's End; The Moral Force; and Death; followed by an index.. First Paperback Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$9.95

COMPLETE STORY OF THE SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE - The Eruption of Mount Vesuvius and Other Volcanic Outbursts and Earthquakes
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COMPLETE STORY OF THE SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE - The Eruption of Mount Vesuvius and Other Volcanic Outbursts and Earthquakes

By Everett, Marshall

Chicago: The Bible House, 1906. 304 pp. followed by a series of black and white photographs and drawings. Red cloth decorated with gilt on the front panel; decorated in brown on the spine; profusely illustrated with black and white photographs and drawings. Light wear at the corners with some fading and rubbing on the spine; no interior markings; hinges tight; gutters intact. Much of this is about California over 110 years ago; Hell on earth then, too. The full, and somewhat lengthy, title is: COMPLETE STORY OF THE SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE - The Eruption of Mount Vesuvius and Other Volcanic Outbursts and Earthquakes Including All the Great Disasters of History - The Marvellous Phenomena of Nature and the Strange Inventions of Mankind - Embracing a Full Account in Pictures and Story of the Awful Disaster that Befell the City of San Francisco and all the other Towns and Cities Shocked by the Fatal Earthquake - April 19, 1906 - with a Full Account of the Generous Aid Supplied to the Sufferers by the People of the United States - Illustrated with a Vast Gallery of Startling Pictures Including Views of the City Before and After the Earthquake. The Chapters are: Earthquake and Fire Descend Upon San Francisco and the Surrounding Cities of California; San Francisco the Beautiful; Personal Experiences of Survivors; Famous Structures Swept Away; Maniacs Killed by Hundreds - Scenes of Horror at Agnew's State Insane Asylum; Stanford University - Most Richly Endowed Educational Institution in the World - Laid Low; Horrors of Seismic Disturbance Outside San Francisco; Exciting Escapes; Government Donates $2,000,000 for Relief of Stricken City; Human Vampires Shot Down; Chicago - Remembering Days of '71 - Leads in Offering Succor; Men and Women Weep Curse and Pray; Shock Felt Around World; Bullet Brings Merciful Death; General Plan of Relief; Scientists Stand Aghast; Looked for End of World; All Classes Send Quick Aid; Weird Incidents Amid Suffering; Loss - $500,000,000; Vesuvius - Beginning of Latest Eruption; Charleston Wrecked by Earthquake; Johnstown's Fatal Flood; Destruction of Galveston; Eruption of Mont Pelee; Great Earthquakes of History; World's Disasters from Wind; and Mystery of Volcanoes.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to.

$39.95

DANIEL BOONE - The Pioneer of Kentucky - A Biography
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DANIEL BOONE - The Pioneer of Kentucky - A Biography

By Hill, George Canning

New York: Worthington Co, 1890. (viii) 262 pp. Green boards decorated in black and gilt on the front panel and spine. Edge and corner wear on the boards; previous owner's name on the front free endpaper; the front hinge is loose but the gutter is intact; the rear hinge is tight and the gutter intact; some aging in the text block. And it beings, Life in the woods is a romance from beginning to end. The mind delights to dwell upon the freedom, the beauty, the trials, and even the hazards of such a life... The Contents are: His Early Days; Removal to North Carolina; His Emigration to Kentucky; All Alone; Transylvania; Trouble with the Indians; Battles and Sieges; A Prisoner; A Wonderful Escape; Siege of Boonesborough; Misfortunes and Trials; Land and Land Owning; A New Home in the Far West; and Last Days of the Hunter.. First Printing - First Thus. Hardcover. Very Good-. 12mo.

$49.95

CARLOTA GOES PLACES
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CARLOTA GOES PLACES

By Carlota (Oppenheimer)

London and New York: Oxley and Son - American Surveys, 1947. 148 pp. Light edge and corner wear with an uncreased spine and some aging around the edges; no interior markings. In her preface, Carlota says the writing of the book was indeed a labour of love, for in it she had been able to record a little of all the unending kindness and warmth of heart of the many Americans it had been her privilege to meet and visit in the seven months of travel all through the United States, from the North to the South, and from the East to the West.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good-. 8vo.

$19.95

OUR TIME IS NOW - Notes from the High School Underground
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OUR TIME IS NOW - Notes from the High School Underground

By Birmingham, John (editor) (introduction by Kurt Vonnegut)

New York: Bantam Books, 1970. (xii) 273 pp. Bantam Book N5814. Edge and corner wear with minor creasing on the spine; no interior markings. The Chapters are: Discovering the Underground; How Far Should We Go; The Student as a Nigger; Mobilization: Gettin' the Students Together; Student Power; Black Power for the Black Students; Educational Reform; and Youth Culture: The Rock Revolution; followed by a Postscript: And It's Just Beginning.. First Paperback Printing. Paperback. Very Good.

$9.95

AN OUTLINE OF UNITED STATES HISTORY
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AN OUTLINE OF UNITED STATES HISTORY

By Markun, Leo

Girard, Kansas: Little Blue Book - Haldeman Julius Publications, 1923. 64 pp. Little Blue Book 1241. Light wear on the corners; no interior markings.. First Printing - First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good. 32mo.

$9.95

THE MOLLY MAGUIRES - The True Story of Labor's Martyred Pioneers in the Coalfields
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THE MOLLY MAGUIRES - The True Story of Labor's Martyred Pioneers in the Coalfields

By Bimba, Anthony

New York: New World Paperbacks - International Publishers, 1975. 144 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with an uncreased spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with line drawings. The Molly Maguires was an Irish 19th-century secret society active in Ireland, England and parts of the eastern United States, best known for their activism among Irish-American and Irish immigrant coal miners in Pennsylvania. After a series of often violent conflicts, twenty suspected members of the Molly Maguires were arrested. The Chapters are: The Real Molly Maguires; Conditions in the Anthracite Fields; Early Organizations of the Anthracite Miners; The Long Strike of 1875; The Life and Death Struggle in Pennsylvania; TheTrials; Peace Once More Reigns; and Conclusions; followed by an index.. Third Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good. 12mo.

$9.95

THE KITE THAT WON THE REVOLUTION
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THE KITE THAT WON THE REVOLUTION

By Asimov, Isaac

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1963. 148 pp. Trade paperback format. Edge and corner wear with a crease on the spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with drawings by Victor Mays. How could it be that a middle-aged man flying a kite in a thunderstorm should bring down with it not only lightning but victory for the American Colonies in the Revolution? The Contents are: France to the Rescue; Gold from the Sea; The Ball of Sulfur; The Two Fluids; The Shocking Jar; The Self-Made Man - Benjamin Franklin; Positive and Negative; The Hammer of Thor; The Pointed Umbrella; The Idea of Union; Failure in England; Success in France; The Nation Completed; and Postscript: A Hundred Years Later.. First Printing - First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Victor Mays;. 8vo.

$39.95

THUNDERGATE - The Forts of Niagara - American Forts Series
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THUNDERGATE - The Forts of Niagara - American Forts Series

By Howard, Robert West

Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1968. (xiii) 241 pp. Quarter-bound with black and green cloth; decorated with gilt on the front panel and spine; headband; endpaper maps. Light wear on the corners of the dustjacket with some chipping along the spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white plates. The Chapters are: Section One: The Destiny Makers: The Ice Plow; The True People. Section Two: New France: A Road to Mexico; The Charred Cross; The White Indians; The Beautiful River. Section Three: A Daring Kind of War: A Man of Meath; The Pincers; Whaleboat Armadas; Death at the Shrine. Section Four: The Birth of Upper Canada: Race War; Refugee Vengeance; The Niagara Plan of Edible Annex. Section Five: The Fight for the Lakes: Detour Decades; Mr Madison's War; There Were These Two Men Named Brown; Stalemate. Section Six: All the Past We Leave Behind: Patriots and Slaves; The Memory Places. Followed by: A Chronology - At This Spot; a bibilography; and an index.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good-. 8vo.

$14.95

COMING TO AMERICA - Immigrants from the Far East
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COMING TO AMERICA - Immigrants from the Far East

By Perrin, Linda

New York: Dell - Laurel Editions, 1980. (x) 182 pp. Lightly rubbed around the edges with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white plates. The Contents are: From China: The Fortune Seekers; En Route to the Golden Mountain; The New Life; The Chinese Must Go; A Continuing Struggle. From Japan: Filling the Gap; The Japs Must Go; The New Yellow Peril; Prisoners; The New Freedom. From the Philippines: The Takeover; Victims; A Significant Minority. And From Vietnam: Refugees; Resettlement; followed by: Notes; Bibliography; A Brief History of U.S. Immigration Laws; and an index.. First Paperback Printing. Paperback. Near Fine.

$7.95

VOICES OF FREEDOM - An Oral History of the Civil Rights Movement from the 1950s through the 1980s
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VOICES OF FREEDOM - An Oral History of the Civil Rights Movement from the 1950s through the 1980s

By Hampton, Henry; Fayer, Steve (project notes by Robert Lavelle)

New York: Bantam Books, 1991. (xx) 692 pp. Trade paperback format. Please note, this is a very heavy book and depending where in the world you are, the shipping might be higher than normal. Light edge and corner wear with minor creasing on the spine; no interior markings. The Chapters are: Emmett Till 1955: I Want the Whole World to See; The Montgomery Bus Boycott 1955 - 1956: Like a Revival Starting; The Little Rock Crisis 1957 - 1958: I Had Cracked the Wall; Student Sit-in in Nashville 1960: A Badge of Honor; Freedom Rides 1961: Sticks and Bricks; Albany Georgia 1961 - 1962: The Mother Lode; James Meredith Enters Ole Miss 1962: Things Would Never Be the Same; Birmingham 1963: Something Has Got to Change; Organizing in Mississippi 1961 - 1963: The Reality of What We Were Doing Hit Me; The March on Washington 1963: They Voted with Their Fee; The Sixteenth Street Church Bombing 1963: You Realized How Intense the Opposition Was; Mississippi Freedom Summer 1964: Representation and the Right to Participate; Selma 1965: Troopers Advance; Malcolm X 1925 - 1965: Our Own Black Shining Prince; The Lowndes County Freedom Organization 1965 - 1966: Vote for the Panther Then Go Home; The Meredith March 1966: Hit Them Now; Chicago 1966: Chicago Was a Symbol; Muhammad Ali 1964 - 1967: I Am the Greatest; King and Vietnam 1965 - 1967: His Philosophy Made It Impossible Not to Take a Stand; Birth of the Black Panthers 1966 - 1967: We Wanted Control; Detroit 1967: Inside of Most Black People There Was a Time Bomb; The Election of Carl Stokes 1967: We Had to Be Organized; Howard University 1967 - 1968: You Saw the Silhouette of Her Afro; King's Last Crusade 1967 - 1968: We've Got Some Difficult Days Ahead; Resurrection City 1968: The End of a Major Battle; Ocean Hill - Brownsville 1967 - 1968: Everything Became More Political; The Black Panthers 1968 - 1969: How Serious and Deadly the Game; Attica and Prisoners' Rights 1971: There's Always Time to Die; The Gary Convention 1972: Unity Without Uniformity; Busing in Boston 1974 - 1976: As if Some Alien Was Coming into the School; and Atlanta and Affirmative Action 1973 - 1980: The Politics of Inclusion; followed by: Epilogue: From Miami to America's Future; and an index.. Sixth Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$19.95

TRUE WEST - Stories of the Real West: Volume 10, number 6 - July August 1963
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TRUE WEST - Stories of the Real West: Volume 10, number 6 - July August 1963

By Small, Joe Austell (editor) (Kenneth Re; J. Michael Jenkinson; Frank X. Tolbert; Tom Bailey; James E. Harvey; James Kaywaykla; Eve Ball; E. V. Reyner; Glenn R. Vernam; W. D. Smither; Norman B. Wiltsey; E. C. Barney; Mike Clifford; Emily H. Lewis)

Austin, Texas: Western Publications, 1963. 72 pp. Magazine format. Edge and corner wear with a name in pencil on the right side of the front cover and a date stamp on the upper left of the front cover. Rattlesnake cover art by Gene Shortridge. This issue contains: Truly Western; Our Ghost Towns Today by Kenneth Roe; Ghost Camp by J. Michael Jenkinson; Sam's Youngest Boy by Frank X. Tolbert; The White Invader by Tom Bailey; Ornery and Low Down by James E. Harvey; Nana's People by James Kaywaykla as told to Eve Ball; Vacation for Gold by E. V. Reyner; Rainbow Cattle by Glenn R. Vernam; The Long Rio Grande by W. D. Smither; Guns of the Old West: Henry Rifle by Norman B. Wiltsey; Lucky Baldwin by E. C. Barney; Some People I Knew at the Crossroads by John W. DeVine; They Still Remember Jennie by Mike Clifford; Wild Old Days; The Colorful Horse Thief by Emily H. Lewis; I Trailed Black Jack Ketchum by Richard W. Sturges; Treasure Island by William Mahan; and Ambush on the Coquille by Orpha Collins; along with the usual features.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Gene Shortridge;. 4to.

$14.95

THE WEST - True Stories of the Old West - Volume 6, number 3 - February 1967
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THE WEST - True Stories of the Old West - Volume 6, number 3 - February 1967

By Grayson, Milt (editor) (Major William Orbelo; Knoles-Peterson; Rick Krepela; Carl W. Breihan; Frank Freeman; Frederick Schwatka; Sam Henderson; Charles D. Greenfield; Harry E. Chrisman; Douglas B. McDonald; J. B. Coats; Louise Cheney; Nono Minor)

Freeport, New York: Maverick Publications, 1967. 74 pp. Magazine format. Light wear. Cover art by Edgar S. Paxson. This issue contains: The Colt Model 1860 Army Revolver by Major William Orbelo; Scarlett Finale - The Death of Pancho Villa by Knoles-Peterson; The Million To One (Silver) Shot by Rick Krepela; The Skittish Highwayman by Carl W. Breihan; Albert H. Pfeiffer - Scourge of the Apaches by Frank Freeman; Exploring the Upper Yukon by Frederick Schwatka; Sam Bascom - Fighting Preacher by Sam Henderson; There Was Something About Him by Charles D. Greenfield; Secret of the Tulip Tree by Harry E. Chrisman; The Camels are Coming by Douglas B. McDonald; Over the Rim by J. B. Coats; Dr. Lucy Hobbs Taylor by Louise Cheney; and Hair Fashions Among the Indians by Nono Minor; along with the usual features.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Edgar S. Paxson;. 4to.

$14.95

COMMEMORATING THE CENTENARY OF THE CHICAGO EVENTS 1886 - 1986
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COMMEMORATING THE CENTENARY OF THE CHICAGO EVENTS 1886 - 1986

By Askoldova, Svetlana (foreword by Professor Alexander Galkin)

Moscow: Novosti Press Agency Publishing House, 1986. 96 pp. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine and some rubbing on the front cover; no interior markings. Illustrated with drawings and photographs. There's nothing quite like the Soviet Russia point of view when it comes to American history, just a little bit biased. The Communist Russians were certainly consistent in their propaganda. The Chapters are: The Historical Background; The Position of Workers; Anti-Labor Actions; The First National Associations of the Working Class; Ideological and Political Trends; On the Eve; Chicago May 1886; and The Haymarket Affair.. First Paperback Printing. Paperback. Very Good. 16mo.

$24.95

THE DESTROYERS OF AMERICA
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THE DESTROYERS OF AMERICA

By Cubbedge, Robert E.

New York: Macfadden Books, 1964. 128 pp. Macfadden Book 60-161. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. The Chapters are: America the Ugly; Lost Horizons; From Sea to Sea; The Highwaymen; Ah, Wilderness; The Unwashed; Specious Skies; The Man in the Gray Flannel; Loss of Innocence; A Time for Retaliation; and Let's Stamp Out Slobs.. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good.

$4.95

FOR US THE LIVING
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FOR US THE LIVING

By Evers, Mrs Medgar (Myrlie;) Peters, William

New York: Ace Books, 1970. 317 pp. Ace Book 24970. Light edge and corner wear with a faintly creased spine; no interior markings. Medgar Evers, a tireless civil rights activist in Mississippi, was murdered in 1963 by a white supremacist, a Ku Klux Klan killer. About For Us the Living, the New York Times wrote: "Mrs Evers, who wrote this book with William Peters... could have presented an emotional, slick history of the life and death of her husband, and she would have been congratulated, but, like her husband, she chose to do a thorough job. She has written a book that is at the same time a beautiful story of the love between a man and a woman (this itself should be educational for white Americans who cannot believe that Negroes have human emotions); a textbook on how it was to be not white in Mississippi, and a self-searching essay on how to be a normal human being married to a man devoted to freedom. For Mrs. Evers shows us a normal human being who gets tired and lonely, who sometimes wants to take a vacation from the struggle and devote full time to ironing and cooking and raising a family, but who learns, through being married to someone like Medgar Evers, to transcend herself." . First Paperback Printing. Paperback. Very Good.

$14.95

THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES FLAG - from the Revolution to the Present Including a Guide to Its Use and Display
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THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES FLAG - from the Revolution to the Present Including a Guide to Its Use and Display

By Quaife, Milo M.; Weig, Melvin J.; Appleman, Roy E. (foreword by Roger Butterfield)

New York and Philadelphia: Harper and Row - Eastern National Park and Monument Association, 1961. 190 pp. Trade paperback format. Edge and corner wear with minor creasing on the spine; previous owner's name on the front endpaper; no other interior markings. Illustrated with black and white drawings by Elmo Jones and with colour plates. The Chapters are: Part One: The Origins and Historic Development of the Stars and Stripes: Before the Stars and Stripes; A New Constellation; The Father of the Stars and Stripes; The Stars Afloat; First Honors on Land; The Second Stars and Stripes; The Star Spangled Banner; The Third Stars and Stripes; Early United States Army Flags; The Stars Join the Army; Some Stories and Legends; More Fictions and Myths; The Flag Today. Part Two: Additional Symbols of United States Soverignty: The Seal of the United States; The Coat of Arms Seal and Flag of the President of the United States. Part Three: Other Flags that Have Represented National Sovereignty in the United States: The Lone Star Flag of Texas; The California Bear Flag; The Flag of Hawaii; The Confederate Flags. Part Four: Further Information About the Flag: Alphabetical List of States and Dates of Their Ratification of the Constitution or Admission into the Union; Chronological Table of States and Data on Authorized Flags of the United States; Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag; The American's Creed. Part Five: Use and Display of the Stars and Stripes: The Code of Flag Display and Use; Display of the Stars and Stripes at Night; Marking of Aircraft with the United States Flag; and Use of New and Superseded Flags; followed by an index.. First Softcover Edition. Paperback. Very Good. Illus. by Elmo Jones;. 8vo.

$9.95

THE GREAT DELUGE - Hurricane Katrina - New Orleans - and the Mississippi Gulf Coast
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THE GREAT DELUGE - Hurricane Katrina - New Orleans - and the Mississippi Gulf Coast

By Brinkley, Douglas

New York: William Morrow and Company, 2006. (xix) 716 pp. Signed on the front free endpaper by Douglas Brinkley. Quarter-bound in black on green boards; lettered in blue on the spine; headband; illustrated with colour plates. Light wear on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; aside from the author's signature, no interior markings. In the span of five violent hours, Hurricane Katrina destroyed major Gulf Coast cities and flattened 150 miles of coastline, yet those wind-torn hours represented only the first stage of the relentless triple tragedy that Katrina brought to the entire Gulf Coast, from Louisiana to Mississippi to Alabama. And to make it just a bit worse, the government let them down, let them drown, let them die, hesitating before trying to help, while certain religious morons declared the destruction was deserved. The Contents are: Ignoring the Inevitable - Saturday August 27th; Shouts and Whispers - Saturday August 27th; Storm vs Shoreline - Sunday August 28th; The Winds Come to Louisiana - Sunday/Monday August 28th/29th; What Was the Mississippi Gulf Coast - Monday August 29th; The Busted Levee Blues - Monday August 29th; I've Been FEMA-ed; Monday August 29th; Water Rising - Tuesday August 30th; City Without Answers - Tuesday August 30th; The Smell of Death - Wednesday August 31st; Blindness - Wednesday August 31st; The Intense Irrationality of a Thursday - Thursday September 1st; It's Our Time Now - Thursday September 1st; The Friday Shuffle and the Saturday Relief - Friday/Saturday September 2nd/3rd; and Getaway - or X Marks the Spot - Saturday September 3rd and Beyond; followed by a timeline and an index.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$24.95

THE GREAT AMERICAN DESERT - Then and Now
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THE GREAT AMERICAN DESERT - Then and Now

By Hollon, W. Eugene

New York: Oxford University Press, 1966. (ix) 284 pp. Beige cloth lettered in black on the spine; dark gray endpapers; headband. Wraparound dj photograph by Ansel Adams; interior photographs by Ansel Adams, Philip Hyde, and others. Wear at the corners of the dustjacket with some minor chipping at the head of the spine; price clipped; no interior markings. The Chapters are: What Is the Desert; The Original Occupants; The White Man's Arrival; The Northern Mystery; The First Exploiters; The Mormon Conquerors; Death and Survival in the Desert; The Cattlemen's Invasion; Blossom Like the Rose; Lessons in Consequences; Desert Politics; Around the Rim; Desert Cities on the March; and The Challenge of the Future; followed by an index.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Ansel Adams; Philip Hyde;. 8vo.

$19.95

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