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    Going Rogue: An American Life by Palin, Sarah

    New York: HarperCollins. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 2009. First Edition. Hardcover. 432 pages. On September 3, 2008 Alaska Governor Sarah Palin gave a speech at the Republican National Convention that electrified the nation and instantly made her one of the most recognizable women in the world. As chief executive of America's largest state, she had built a record as a reformer who cast aside politics-as-usual and pushed through changes other politicians only talked about: Energy independence. Ethics reform. And the biggest private sector infrastructure project in U.S. history. While revitalizing public school funding and ensuring the state met its responsibilities to seniors and Alaska Native populations, Palin also beat the political "good ol' boys club" at their own game and brought Big Oil to heel. Like her GOP running mate, John McCain, Palin wasn't a packaged and over-produced "candidate." She was a Main Street American woman: a working mom, wife of a blue collar union man, and mother of five children, the eldest of whom was serving his country in a yearlong deployment in Iraq and the youngest, an infant with special needs. Palin's hometown story touched a populist nerve, rallying hundreds of thousands of ordinary Americans to the GOP ticket.</P> <P> But as the campaign unfolded, Palin became a lightning rod for both praise and criticism. Supporters called her "refreshing," "honest," a kitchen-table public servant they felt would fight for their interests. Opponents derided her as a wide-eyed Pollyanna unprepared for national leadership. But none of them knew the real Sarah Palin. In this eagerly anticipated memoir, Palin paints an intimate portrait of growing up in the wilds of Alaska; meeting her lifelong love; her decision to enter politics; the importance of faith and family; and the unique joys and trials of life as a high-profile working mother. She also opens up for the first time about the 2008 presidential race, providing a rare, mom's-eye view of high-stakes national politics - from patriots dedicated to "Country First" to slick politicos bent on winning at any cost. Going Rogue traces one ordinary citizen's extraordinary journey, and imparts Palin's vision of a way forward for America and her unfailing hope in the greatest nation on earth. .



    Herding Cats: A Life in Politics by Lott, Trent

    New York: Regan Books / HarperCollins Publishers. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2005. First Edition. Hardcover. Tiny amount of wear at head of spine and corners. Lightly bumped corner . Protected in a removable archival cover. Full number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. . . 320 pages. For more than thirty years, Trent Lott of Mississippi has been one of the dominant figures in American political life. From the moment he was elected to the House of Representatives in 1972, he has been a leader in the conservative movement that has changed the course of the nation. From his years in Congress to his ascent to majority leader of the Senate -- and his decision to leave that post in the heat of controversy -- Herding Cats is the frank and revealing chronicle of a unique political life.Lott's story bridges an extraordinary time in American history. As a fraternity leader during the integration of the University of Mississippi, he helped contain the violence that accompanied James Meredith's enrollment as the university's first African American student. As a congressman during Watergate, he mounted a fierce defense of Richard Nixon -- until Gerald Ford quietly counseled him to think twice. A passionate advocate of smaller government, Lott describes his painful choice to support Gerald Ford over his challenger Ronald Reagan in the 1976 election -- and his delight in helping lead the revolution that followed Reagan's win in 1980.Yet it was in his dramatic engagements with the Clinton administration that Lott found his greatest victories -- and challenges. Working in secret through political adviser Dick Morris, Lott reveals, he persuaded Clinton to accept health insurance and welfare reform laws, along with spending cuts that balanced the national budget. But he was aghast when years of work on a tobacco settlement were scuttled by the White House in 1997 -- possibly because of Al Gore's desire to exploit tobacco as a political issue. With surprising candor, Lott portrays his fruitful working partnership with Democratic leader Tom Daschle during the Clinton impeachment, and again in the hours after the attacks of September 11, 2001. And he describes in painful detail his decision to resign as majority leader after his remarks at Senator Strom Thurmond's 100th birthday party -- a move he made when it became clear that the Bush White House had circled the wagons against him.Marked by the same straight-talking style and good humor he has shown throughout his career in public service, Trent Lott's Herding Cats is the memoir of a true master of American political life. .



    Eleanor: The Years Alone - 1st Edition/1st Printing by Lash, Joseph P

    New York: W. W. Norton & Company. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. c1972. First Edition; First Printing. 0393073610 . A first edition/first printing in Very Good condition with denting and bumping to the aged blue boards in an alike dust-jacket with some shelfwear; Eleanor Roosevelt, after the death of Franklin and her worldwide accomplishments .



    The Only Way I Know. by RIPKEN, Jr., Cal and Mike Bryan

    New York: Viking, 1997. Signed by Cal Ripken, Jr . First edition / First printing. Includes unopened envelope with collector baseball card tipped into the rear of the book. Blue paper spine, white paper-covered boards. Very fine in very fine dust jacket. Baseball's "Iron Man." Hall of Famer first ballot inductee . Ripken holds the all time record for consecutive games played at 2,632. 19 time All-Star. Two time American League MVP. Winner of two Gold Glove Awards.



    Number 10: Private Lives of Six Prime Ministers by Terence Feely

    London: Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd, 1982. No marks or inscriptions. A very clean very tight copy with unmarked black cloth boards and no bumping to corners. Dust jacket not price clipped or marked or torn with light creasing to upper edge and general traces of storage. 224pp. The great events and stories which are held within the walls of No 10 Downing Street, with the author covering Robert Walpole who was Britain's first Prime Minister and who moved into No 10 in 1735 and William Pitt the younger, the Duke of Wellington, William Ewart Gladstone, Herbert Henry Asquith, David Lloyd George and James Ramsay Macdonald. Illustrated.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. 9.5 x 6.25 inches.



    THOMAS MORE by Sargent, Daniel

    United Kingdom: Sheed & Ward. Good+. 1938. First Printing. Paperback. A Good First Printing Unicorn Books softcover without dustjacket. Book has slight creasing to faded spine, faded and lightly soiled covers with corner crease. Internally, owner's stamp inside cover, clean toned pages, slightly tanned to the text-block edges. Carefully packaged and posted within 48 hours from our wee bookshop in Scotland. .



    The Private Papers of Hore-Belisha by Minney, R. J

    London: Collins, 1960. No marks or inscriptions. A very clean very tight copy with bright unmarked red cloth boards, very slightly dusty page edges and no bumping to corners. Dust jacket not price clipped or marked with a piece missing from top of spine, chipped and nicked corners and rubbing to spine foot. 320pp. Leslie Hore-Belisha was appointed Secretary of State for War in 1937 and was a sensation at the time as he put through a whole series of reforms which had a serious positive effect on Britain's preparations for WW2. Then he was suddenly sacked in 1940 and the reasons remained a mystery until the publication of his Private Papers which we can read here.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Fair. 8.5 x 5.5 inches.



    Reunion A Memoir by Hayden, Tom

    Random House, 1988. First Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Fine/very good +. A bright, clean copy. Binding is tight, book appears to be unread. Remainder mark on top of textblock. Dust jacket has some wear, creasing on back, small scratch on front. Dust jacket is now protected in a clear, removable Brodart cover. Ships same day in weatherproof poly bubble-wrap AND cardboard protection w/ standard shipping. Free tracking. 100% Guaranteed. Dust jacket is now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. Book is currently being protected in (and ships in) a clear archival sleeve. ISBN: 0394565339. ISBN/EAN: 9780394565330.



    Against the Grain: An Autobiography by Yeltsin, Boris

    Simon & Schuster, 1990. First Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Fine/very good. Like NEW COLLECTIBLE 1st Edition/1st Printing! (w full number line.) Dust jacket is now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. Book is unread. Binding is very tight. Dust Jacket has light edge wear, scratches to back cover, and a closed tear near spine. Dust Jacket price intact. Top edge of text block slightly foxed. Text is clean and without markings. Remainder mark on the bottom of the text block. Book is currently being protected (and ships in) a clear archival sleeve. Ships same day in weatherproof poly bubble-wrap AND cardboard protection w/ standard domestic shipping. Free tracking. Satisfaction 100% Guaranteed. ISBN: 0671700553. ISBN/EAN: 9780671700553.



    Death At Chappaquiddick by Tedrow, Thomas L

    Ottawa, IL: Green Hill Productions. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 2000. First Edition. Hardcover. D j has edgewear at corners and two short tears at either side of spine tail . Black book with title and author imprinted in gold on spine . 222 pages. still feel a lot of bitterness. It's been a long time, but to me it was just yesterday. I'll never forgive him. I don't believe the truth has been told. I don't know the truth. None of us knows the truth. It's still a mystery . . . . There was just too much deception, too much double talk and cover up. -- Joseph Kopechne, Women's News Service This then is the real horror of the case. Mary Jo in the bottom of that upside-down car, wedged in, clawing, clutching and straining for air and for life in the total blackness at the bottom of Poucha Pond with water creeping higher and higher. Completely terrified, she waited for help from Senator Kennedy - who was on the phone seeking help not for Mary Jo, but for Senator Kennedy. From Death at Chappaquiddick On July 19, 1969, Senator Edward Kennedy drove off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island, leading to the death of his young female companion and, the authors contend, an extensive cover up to protect Kennedy's political ambitions. The Tedrow recreates the unexplained events of that fateful night, examine the self-admitted panic of a U. S. senator, and point by point puncture Kennedy's sieve-like account of the tragedy. The authors' exhaustive investigation produces solid answers to curious questions. Most damning of all, they present evidence that Kennedy fled the scene in panic, then spent hours telephoning cronies seeking political protection while a helpless Mary Jo Kapechne slowly suffocated in a pocket of air inside the submerged auto. Richard L. Tedrow served for 17 years as Chief Commissioner of the U. S. Court of Military Appeal and is the author of the standard reference for U. S. military court martials. Thomas Tedrow is a freelance writer in Houston, Texas .



    State of New York: A Memorial to Theodore Roosevelt

    State of New York. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards heavily worn, a few smudges.. 1919. Hardcover. Black cloth with titles stamped in gilt on front boards and spine. Frontispiece photograph reproduction portrait of TR. Includes biographical sketch, proceedings of the State Legislature on the announcement of Roosevelt's death, transcript of Feb. 9, 1919 memorial services. ; 131 pages .



    The Great Unraveling: Losing Our Way in the New Century. by KRUGMAN, Paul

    New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2003. Signed and dated 2003 on the title page by Paul Krugman, Additionally inscribed: To Rick Best Wishes . First edition / First Printing. Red paper-covered spine, blue paper-covered boards. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Krugman is the Winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Economics.



    National Portrait Gallery of Eminent Americans: Including Orators, Statesmen, Naval and Military Heroes, Jurists, Authors, Etc. , Etc. , from Original Full Length Paintings by Alonzo Chappel, by Duyckinck, Evart A

    NY: Johnson, Fry and Company. Good with no dust jacket; Boards worn, library stamps and markings on . spines, front and rear endpapers, and first page of table of contents. . Perforated library stamp on title pages. Some light foxing to some of . engravings.. 1867. Leather. Historical and biographical narratives by Evart A. Duyckinck. In two volumes. Contemporary half-bound leather. Spines tooled and titles stamped in gilt. All edges gilt. Sabin 21504. A quite lovely set of biographies and striking and dramatic full-page engraved portraits of 151 notable Americans. The Founding Fathers are all here, as are many inventors, authors, explorers and jurists, such as Elisha Kent Kane, Washington Irving, Albert Gallatin, Daniel Boone, Noah Webster and many others. Published just two years after the close of the Civil War, the volumes include both Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis; Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S Grant. ; Ex-Library; 4to 11" - 13" tall .



    Between Hope and History - 1st Edition/1st Printing by Clinton, Bill

    New York: Random House. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1996. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Hardcover. 0812929136 . A Fine first printing of the first edition in equally Fine dust-jacket, signed by author and US President Bill Clinton directly on the title page; US President Clinton's vision for the American people at the end of the twentieth century. Structured in three main sections, Opportunity, Responsibilty, Community, the president explores the challenge of making the American Dream available to very citizen willing to work for it .



    The Lincoln Papers: The Story of the Collection with Selections to July 4, 1861 - 1st Edition/1st Printing by Mearns, David C

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc.. Near Fine in Good dust jacket. 1948. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. A first edition/first printing in Near Fine condition with bumped corners in a slightly clipped Good dust-jacket with soiling, edgewear, chipping and tearing. There is a George R. Petersen Lincolniana book plate on the upper left hand corner of the front pastedown; ; Vol. 1 .



    The Backbench Diaries of Richard Crossman by Morgan, Janet (editor)

    London: Jonathan Cape, 1981. Signed by Peter Townsend to front end paper. No other marks or inscriptions. A very clean very tight copy with bright unmarked black cloth boards and no bumping to corners. Dust jacket not price clipped or marked or torn with a little rubbing to edges and slight sunning to spine. 1136pp. Richard Crossman's comprehensive record of the Labour Party after its fall from office in 1951. From the Personal Library of the late Emeritus Professor Peter Townsend of Bristol University and the London School of Economics, Founding Professor of the University of Essex and founder of the Child Poverty Action Group. We are also selling a large number of other books from Professor Townsend's Collection including many of his signed and authored works.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 9.5 x 6.5 inches.



    Beyond the White House: Waging Peace, Fighting Disease, Building Hope. by CARTER, Jimmy

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 2007. Signed by Jimmy Carter on the title page. First edition / First printing. Blue paper spine, blue paper-covered boards. Very fine in very fine dust jacket.



    A Doctor in the House: My Life with Ben Carson by Carson, Candy

    New York: Sentinel. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2016. First Edition. Hardcover. Full number line 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2. 212 pages. Like most Americans, you might think of Ben Carson as a trailblazing brain surgeon and, in the last few years, as an outspoken commentator on national is­sues. But his wife of more than forty years knows him as so much more: a loving husband, a devoted father, a devout Christian, a committed philanthropist, and a fierce patriot. Now Candy Carson introduces us to the private side of a very public figure as she shares the inspiring story of their marriage and their family. Like her husband, Candy grew up in Detroit, one of five children of a teacher and a factory worker. Also like Ben, she overcame her humble background through determination, hard work, and perseverance, earning a scholarship to attend Yale University. In that strange new world she focused on her studies, her music, and her deepening spiritual life. She attended church with a handsome older student who liked to tease her, but never assumed he would be anything more than a friend to her. But Ben and Candy quickly became inseparable, and they married soon after she graduated, with Ben still in medical school, preparing for his career as a soon-to-be world-famous pediatric neurosurgeon. In A Doctor in the House, Candy reveals many stories that have never been told before, despite the media spotlight on Dr. Carson in recent years. She shows us what it was like when they moved to Baltimore to join the community centered around Johns Hopkins Hospital. She describes how their family evolved with the births of their three sons and the tragic miscarriage of their twins. She talks about the challenges of Ben’s twelve- to twenty-hour workdays, saving thousands of lives every year while Candy ran the household. She also addresses the prejudice they sometimes faced as African Americans, and how Ben’s calm, levelheaded approach made him a great problem solver at home and in their travels, just as he was in the operating room. Above all, she reveals her husband’s consistency as a believer: in God, in family, and in America. Having lived the American Dream, Ben believes every child from every background is capable of achieving it. That’s why he and Candy have been committed to educating and inspiring young people and over the past twenty years have awarded more than 6,700 students with scholarships through their Carson Scholars Fund. .



    Chant Royal: The Life of King Louis XI of France (1423-1483) by Cleugh, James

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc.. Very Good in Good+ dust jacket. c1970. Hardcover. Very Good condition with edgewear, soiling to the boards and page edges and a white soil stain on the lower front board in a Good+ dust-jacket with chipping and rubbing to the surfaces and edges, and a price marked through and other inking on the front foldover. There is a previous owner's name inked and dated on the front flyleaf; .



    The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008. by KRUGMAN, Paul

    New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2009. Signed by the author on the title page and inscribed. First edition thus / First printing. Navy paper-covered boards. Fine in fine dust jacket. Krugman is the Winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Economics. Krugman revisits the subject of his 1999 book in light of the crisis of 2008, which largely matched his earlier observations.



    The Percys of Mississippi: Politics and Literature in the New South by Baker, Lewis

    Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1983. First Edition. Hardcover. Notes; bibliography. 237 pages .



    Right at the Centre: An Autobiography (Signed By Author) by Cecil Parkinson

    London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1992. Signed 'With Best Wishes Cecil Parkinson' to title page. No other marks or inscriptions. A lovely clean very tight copy with unmarked black cloth boards and no bumping to corners. Dust jacket not price clipped or marked or torn or creased. 312pp. Autobiography of Conservative Minister Cecil Parkinson who was a schoolboy member of the Labour Party and who reached ministerial rank under Margaret Thatcher.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 9.5 x 6.25 inches.



    Drudge Manifesto by Drudge, Matt; Phillips, Julia

    New York: NAL Hardcover. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 2000. First Edition. Hardcover. Full number line. Protected in a removable archival cover. . . 256 pages. In <I>Drudge Manifesto</I>, Drudge reveals how he discovered and broke the stories that threatened the Clinton presidency, how his bombshells sparked one of the most intense media frenzies in history, and how he envisions the future of journalism. With searing wit and unflinching honesty, Drudge gives his fans (and his enemies) what they've come to expect from his website: the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth - unedited, uncensored, unspun. Drudge takes readers behind the scenes of the scandals -- from the pressrooms, to the green rooms to his "newsroom" -- that made him famous and tells all for the first time. .

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