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Image for A Study in Boss Politics: William Lorimer of Chicago

A Study in Boss Politics: William Lorimer of Chicago

By: Tarr, Joel A.

Price: $19.75

Publisher: Urbana, IL, University of Illinois Press: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005318

ISBN: 0252001397

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


xi + 376 pp, Black cloth with gold lettering, index, bibliography, a number of tables and charts, 16 pp. of b/w photos. Spine slightly slanted, corners bumped, a little edge wear, a little foxing to top and leading edges, top corner of front end paper (1/3") torn off. Jacket shows a little edge wear, some rubbing and soiling. A nice copy. "Government was meant to be exploited, to advance the individual and aid the machine. The machine offered its followers material success without insisting upon middle-class morality. It accepted the immigrant as he was, asking only that in return ... View more info

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Admiral Ambassador to Russia

By: Standley, William H.; Ageton, Arthur A.

Price: $19.75

Publisher: Chicago, Henry Regnery Company: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003134

Condition: Good+ in Fair dust jacket


533 pp, index. Corners bumped, some edge wear, spine sunned, no markings to text. Jacket is a little tattered, with some creaing and rubbing, spine sunned, 3" tear at base of front hinge leaving a flap at base of spine, 3" tear along crease of front flap at the bottom. Overall a solid copy which the jacket has largely protected. "In February 1942, Admiral William H. Standley was appointed United States Ambassador to Russia. This assignment, made during a highly critical period in our wartime alliance, gave Admiral Standley an unparalleled opportunity to see the inner workings ... View more info

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Adventures in Understanding

By: Grayson, David

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday Page & Company: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004341

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Edgewear, corners bumped and chipped, green boards are lightly soiled, sunning along edges, PO name on free endpaper, cracking at pp. 98 & 226. Pen and ink drawings by Thomas Fogarty on Pastedowns/free endpapers and throughout book. A memoir of David Grayson.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Alex Haley's Queen: The Story of an American Family

By: Haley, Alex; Stevens, David

Price: $9.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Company: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005981

ISBN: 0688063314

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


670 pp. DJ has 1/4" tear. A bright, attractive copy. "Now, from the author of Roots, comes Alex Haley's Queen - the saga of his father's family. Lovers of sweeping generational epics will find much to rejoice in here. Once again, this is a personal saga, but one played out against the broad canvas of American history. The story begins in Ireland, where Haley's white great-great-grandfather, James Jackson, Sr., is born. From there we travel with Jackson to Nashville, where he meets Andrew Jackson, the future president of the United States. The two men become business partners,... View more info

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All My Octobers: My Memories of 12 World Series When the Yankees Ruled Baseball

By: Mantle, Mickey; Herskowitz, Mickey

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Scranton, Pennsylvania, HarperCollins: 1995

Seller ID: 005960

ISBN: 0061092126

Condition: Very Good+


216 pp., index, 16 glossy pages of black and white photographs tipped in. Spine very slightly slanted. A bright, attractive copy. "To all fans young and old, Mickey Mantle epitomizes the Golden Age of American sport: an athletic hero who rose from small-town Oklahoma to play in twelve World Series with the legendary New York Yankees. From the thrill of playing alongside an aging Joe DiMaggio in 1951 to belting three Series home runs in 1964,Mickey Mantle recounts each World Series moment by moment. In this unparalleled memoir, Mantle also speaks candidly about how, with the help of ... View more info

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An Untold Story: The Roosevelts of Hyde Park

By: Roosevelt, Elliott; Brough, James

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1973

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 007476

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Orange cloth with black lettering, x + 338 pp, index, 8 pp of b/w photos. Spine a bit cocked, corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing. Jacket has minor edge wear, mostly at top and base of spine, and a little rubbing. A nice copy. "An Untold Story" follows the lives of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt through their fascinating disparate lives. Written by their third son Elliott, there are familial insights and comments that put new light on these two people who have such a prominent place in our country's history.; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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Annie W. Goodrich: Her Journey to Yale

By: Werminghaus, Esther A.

Price: $14.75

Publisher: New York, MacMillan Company: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002688

Condition: Good+ in Good dust jacket


Sunning across top of boards, shelfwear at top and bottom of spine, minor bumping, cracking at title page. DJ has 1 1/2" tear at bottom of spine & chips at top and bottom of spine & edge, bottom corner of front flap clipped, some edgewear w/ 1/4" tear at top and 1" crease. Copy is clean and unmarked with two pages of photographs of the subject. Pp. 1-104, References, Index. "This is a partial biography of one of the most widely known and most beloved nurses in America. . . It tells the story of the life and work of Dean Goodrich up to the time she went to Yale University ... View more info

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Anything Can Happen

By: Papashvily, George & Helen

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1945

Edition: Reprint Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 005759

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


202 pp. Black cloth boards with gold lettering on spine outlined in purple. Some edgewear & bumping. DJ in protective Brodart plastic wrap. DJ has some tiny chips along edge and a 1/2" chip on back edge, two 3/4" tears Signed by both authors on bottom of back flap. "When George Papashvily landed in this country from Georgia in Russia he thought of America as a place where anything can happen - and in twenty years he has not changed his mind. It is possible to describe Anything Can Happen in a dozen ways, all of them true. It is the story of the making of an American. It ... View more info

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Assignment: Spy

By: Olsen, Oluf Reed

Price: $3.50

Publisher: New York, Scholastic: 1965

Seller ID: 005962

Condition: Good


Abridged from "Two Eggs on My Plate." Scholastic Book #T-408. Spine slightly slanted, some scuffing, edgewear and bumping, PO name inside. Text starting to yellow, but clean and unmarked. "This true story of international intrigue and espionage ranks with the best of the great fiction to come out of World War II. From the first demolition to the last desperate escape, Olsen's exploits provide excitement, drama and suspense."; 5¾" - 6¾" Tall View more info

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Aye, Aye, Sir!

By: Du Bose, La Rocque

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co.: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004692

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


Edgewear, corners somewhat bumped, ex-library with usual stamps. DJ in protective wraps taped to boards with expectable tape residue. DJ has 1" tear and two tiny tears at top of spine. Black and white line drawing illustrations by Millard McGee. Text is unmarked and not yellowed. "When, on the night before sailing, one of the midshipmen on the Antelope died of small pox, Henry Wilson, the Captain's son, unexpectedly went along to fill the gap. Henry had always longed to accompany his father on a voyage but when the excitement of sailing was past and he was alone on deck, standi... View more info

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Beirut Diary: A Husband Held Hostage and a Wife Determined to Set Him Free

By: Levin, Sis

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Downers Grove, IL, Intervarsity Press: 1989

Edition: Apparent First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 003625

ISBN: 0830817166

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Corners somewhat bumped w/ small mark at one edge. Inscribed by the author. Note laid in from Marie S. Jemison who apparently was a childhood neighbor of the author and gives biographical info about her. DJ shows some edgewear and some tiny tears at top and bottom. A bright, attractive copy. The story of a retiring Southern woman's courageous attempts to free her journalist husband held hostage in Beirut during the 1980's.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Signed by Author View more info

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Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir

By: Monette, Paul

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Orlando, Florida, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004388

ISBN: 0151135983

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Spine slightly slanted. DJ has thin sun line across top edge. A bright, atractive copy. "Roger Horwitz and Paul Monnette met in the mid-70s in Boston and moved together to Los Angeles, where, a decade later, Roger was diagnosed with AIDS, For almost two years, day and night, Paul helped his 'beloved friend' fight the disease. From the quiet onset of the illness, through the terrifying battery of ailments, hospitalizations, and experimental treatments, up until Roger's final blindness and death, the story is told without sentimentality or sensationalism. 'We never lost the will to ... View more info

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Call House Madam: The Story of the Career of Madam Beverly Davis as told to Serge G. Wolsey

By: Wolsey, Serge G.

Price: $5.95

Publisher: New York, Paperback Library: 1963

Seller ID: 004714

Condition: Very Good


Spine slightly slanted/creased, minor edgewear. Text is clean and unmarked. "This is the true, frank and factual story of Beverly Davis, madam to the richest, the most glamorous, the most sophisticated, the most famous, and the most select men - and women - of American society. In the most palatial bordellos the world has ever seen, for the highest fees ever charged for such services, Madam Davis offered her clients the best that money could buy in pleasure. Hollywood star, bored socialite, male or female, homosexual or lesbian, it made no difference who, what, or which her customer... View more info

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Charles Percy of Illinois

By: Murray, David

Price: $8.25

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005666

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


178 pp., 8 pp. black and white photographs, index. Black cloth boards with spine slightly slanted and gift inscription inside. DJ is price-clipped and has minor edgewear and one small tear. A bright, attractive copy. "Mr. Murray tells the remarkable Percy story in revealing detail, with the insight of an experienced reporter. He shows us Percy instituting an equal-employment-opportunity policy at Bell & Howell before it was either necessary or fashionable to do so; telling well-heeled high school students what it feels like to have to live in a house where rats and cockroaches craw... View more info

Conversations with Stalin

By: Djilas, Milovan

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc.: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005664

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


DJ has minor shelfwear at spine and flap ends. A very nice copy. "Conversations with Stalin is a unique book, at once an historical document and a personal drama. Milovan Djilas in his own character combines the roles of a famous participant and a profoundly literary observer of some of the most important events of our time [to] tell the story of Stalin seen by Communists as he wielded his power over men and nations. Djilas went to Moscow in 1944, 1945, and 1948 on missions from the Yugoslav Government, of which he was a leader second only to Tito. Each time he met with Stalin in th... View more info

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Custer's Last Stand

By: Reynolds, Quentin

Price: $7.95

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1951

Edition: Eighth Printing

Seller ID: 003189

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Spine slanted, darkened, some wear and chipping at top and base. Dampstaining across both boards, corners bumped, minor edge wear with a dent to top edge of back cover. Owner's name insdie cover, a couple gold stars on read pastedown. Pages are clean and unmarked. A "Landmark Book," this is the story of General George Armstrong Custer starting with his boyhood and life at West Point. As with so many men of his generation, Custer comes of age during the Civil War, where the young cavalryman makes a flamboyant name for himself, winding up a Brigadier General. Staying in the Army afte... View more info

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Der Fuehrer: Hitler's Rise to Power

By: Heiden, Konrad (translated by Ralph Manheim)

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1944

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004792

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


788 pp., index. Orange boards with black print. Boards somewhat stained, some shelfwear/bumping, PO name inside. Text is clean and unmarked. Written in World War II, this is the story of Hitler's rise to power, especially during the initial years, by an early eye-witness who called himself "the oldest -- or one of the oldest -- anti-Nazis."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Disraeli - A Picture of the Victorian Age

By: Maurois, Andre

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Alexandria, VA, Time Reading Program: 1980

Seller ID: 005181

Condition: Very Good+


xxii + 369 pp, index, bibliography. Some rubbing, slight edge wear, binding fairly tight. A nice copy. "1874 That year was a climactic one for Disraeli, erstwhile dandy, occasional novelist, brilliant orator and shrewd tactician in Parliament for 37 years. Rising above his checkered background, he assumed the office of Prime Minister - -and promptly met the startling change in his countrymen's attitude toward him. Maurois describes the phenomenon: 'The adventurer, his genius tolerated by some, his authority contested by others, referred to as "Dizzy" with a familiarity someti... View more info

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Dorothy L. Sayers: A Careless Rage for Life

By: Coomes, David

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Oxford, Lion Publishing: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003747

ISBN: 0745919227

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket


242 pp. plus bibliography, notes author's acknowledgements, index. PO's name on pastedown, light spotting on to edge. A bright, attractive copy. "Known to millions as the creator of Lord Peter Wimsey and the bestselling author of a dozen detective novels, Dorothy Leigh Sayers was in reality a complex woman-moved, she said, by a 'careless rage for life'. The elusive mystery of the real person behind the public figure makes Sayers an attractive choice for the biographer. It is her own distinctive voice, the fact that she is allowed to speak for herself through extensive quotation from... View more info

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Dreamers of the American Dream

By: Holbrook, Stewart H.

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday & Company: 1957

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 002970

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


369 pp., bibliography, index. Very minor shelfwear, PO's name on free endpaper. DJ has a few small chips along edges. A bright, attractive copy. "Only a few of their names can be found in our schoolbooks. Fewer still stand in marbler or bronze in our halls and parks. The mass of Americans knows little or nothing of them. . . They dreamed nobly, and they acted. . . They were a daft, honest, and all-but-incredible lot of men and women. These are the persons of whom Stewart H. Holbrook has written in 'Dreamers of the American Dream,' tenth volume in the Mainstream of America Series. S... View more info