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The Growth of Southern Civilization: 1790-1860

By: Eaton, Clement

Price: $5.50

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1963

Edition: First Harper Torchbook Edition

Seller ID: 003670

Condition: Good+


viii-357 pp., 41 black & white photographs, bibliography, index. Spine slightly slanted/creased/soiled, very slight edgewear, some underlining, PO's name on half-title page. George Callcott says: "The finest summary to date about life in the Old South. Here, now, is the basic, accepted story to which all future scholars must add or from which their new theses must vary."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Born for Liberty: A History of Women in America

By: Evans, Sara M.

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, Free Press: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004320

ISBN: 0029029902

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


ix-xii, 386 pp., notes, further reading, index. DJ has very slight shelfwear. A bright, tight, attractive copy. "An extraordinary history of American women, from the indigenous Indian woman of the 16th century wilderness to the dual-role career woman and mother of the 1980s, which integrates their story into the larger narrative of our nation's experience."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Crimson Desert: Indian Wars of the American Southwest

By: Faulk, Odie B.

Price: $7.95

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1974

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 005931

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


237 pp., notes, bibliography, index, black and white photographs and maps. Spine slightly slanted, minor edgewear. DJ has shallow chips at top of spine, 3" tear at front flap edge and three 1/2" tears. Text is clean, tight, and bright. An account of the clash of civilizations between Native Americans and Europeans, focusing on the period from the end of the Mexican War to the 1880s.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam

By: Fitzgerald, Frances

Price: $4.50

Publisher: New York, Vintage Books: 1973

Edition: First Vintage Books Edition

Seller ID: 006525

ISBN: 0394719271

Condition: Good+


Spine slanted and creased, minor edgewear and bumping, darkened spots on covers. Text is clean and unmarked. An examination of the U.S. intervention in Vietnam against its Vietnamese historical setting.; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall View more info

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Health and Demography in Kentucky

By: Ford, Thomas R.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: University of Kentucky Press: 1964

Edition: Apparent First Edition

Seller ID: 006710

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


150 pp., 39 figures, index. Blue cloth boards with white lettering. Spine slightly slanted, foxing along edge, some light pencil underlining. DJ has a few tiny chips and a 1/2" tear on back. A nice copy. In his analysis of the data from the 1960 United States Census, the author profiles the health of the Kentucky population vis-à-vis the country at large and its implications for education and planning.; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

The Look of the Old West

By: Foster-Harris

Price: $11.95

Publisher: New York, Bonanza Books: 1960

Edition: Fifth Printing

Seller ID: 003917

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


316 pp, bibliography, index. Minor edgewear/bumping, PO name inside. Orange boards have pictures on front of steer, pistol, sword, and cowboy. A clean, attractive copy. "Here is a book of Western ingredients, the little things which the historians, darn them, generally leave out. This book tries to cover the real glory years of the Old West, from the Civil War to the Spanish-American conflict and the turn of the century. It tries both to tell you and to show y... View more info

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Timber Line: A Story of Bonfils and Tammen

By: Fowler, Gene

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Garden City Books: 1951

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 006281

Condition: Very Good- in Fair dust jacket


480 pp., beige boards with navy lettering. Corners a bit bumped, minor edgewear, gift inscription inside. DJ has shallow tears and chips along edges, some edgewear. Text is clean and bright. "The story of a speculator and a bartender who teamed together to run the Denver Post, one of the most sensational and profitable newspapers in America. For forty years they ruled the Rocky Mountain region, bludgeoning their enemies with incredible promotions and reaping i... View more info

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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin & Selections from His Other Writings

By: Franklin, Benjamin (Introduction By Henry Steele Commager) (Modern Library Book #39)

Price: $9.25

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: 1950

Seller ID: 006145

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


264 pp., blue cloth boards, gold lettering on maroon background. Spine slightly slanted, minor edgewear. DJ price-clipped, minor edgewear, tiny chipping at top of spine. Text is light and clean. Benjamin Franklin's "Autobiography, as rich in material as it is engaging in style, is a rare American document; it reveals both a rich personality and the crucial events that occurred during the 84 years of his lifetime. The selections from his other writings indicat... View more info

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Pinstripes and Reds: An American Ambassador Caught Between the State Department and the Romanian Communists, 1981-1985 (revised)

By: Funderburk, David B.

Price: $18.25

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Selous Foundation Press: 1987

Edition: Third Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 003723

ISBN: 0944273017

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket


xiii-226 pp., Foreword by Congressman Philip M. Crane, appendices, index, 3 charts, 2 groups of black and white photographs. Very minor shelfwear. DJ has a few shallow tears, small chips at top of spine. A little underlining on 3 pages, but text is not obscured. Inscribed by the author. A bright, attractive copy. "Pinstripes and Reds is the first account by an American ambassador to a Soviet Bloc country, that documents the collaboration between the leadershi... View more info

Image for Who's Gonna Cover 'em Up?!: Chapel Hill Uncovered--1950-1985 Featuring the Newsman's Notepad

Who's Gonna Cover 'em Up?!: Chapel Hill Uncovered--1950-1985 Featuring the Newsman's Notepad

By: Giduz, Roland

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC, Citizen Pub: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 007073

ISBN: 0961586702

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Brown boards with gold lettering, xiii + 210 pp, name index, numerous b/w photos. Spine slightly slanted, corners bumped, slight edge wear, binding fairly tight. Jacket in new Brodart with slight edge wear. Inscribed by the author across from title page. An attractive copy. "If you truly care about the fabled 'Souther Part of Heaven,' as kindred spirits who love Chapel Hill do, you'll enjoy this book. If you're new to Chapel Hill, or are puzzled by it (as almost ... View more info

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The March of the Mormon Battalion From Council Bluffs to California: Taken from the Journal of Henry Standage

By: Golder, Frank Alfred; Bailey, Thomas A.; Smith, J. Lyman

Price: $110.00

Publisher: New York, The Century Co.: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007411

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Dark blue cloth with gold lettering, xiii + 295 pp, index, bibliography, list of the members of the battalion, 8 full page b/w photos tipped in. Two tone map end papers showing the routes of the Mormon pioneers to Salt Lake City and the Mormon battalion to Los Angeles. Ex-library with typical markings stamps and stickers. Spine a bit cocked and sunned, corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing, small stain to front board that is likely a dampstain. Boards starting t... View more info

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The Committee: The Extraordinary Career of the House Committee on Un-American Activities

By: Goodman, Walter

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Strauss & Giroux: 1968

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 003607

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


xxi-594 pp., appendices, notes, bibliography, index, illustrations. Very minor shelfwear at corners and ends of spine. DJ shows minor edgewear w/ shallow chipping at outer edge of inside back flap. Foreward by Richard H. Rovere. Illustrations are 18 black and white photographs. A bright, clean, attractive copy. "Probably no institution in American life has aroused more angry opposition or more fervent support than the House Committee on Un-American Activitie... View more info

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The Lost Colony

By: Green, Paul

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC, University of North Carolina Press: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 006440

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


Red cloth with gold lettering, xi + 138 pp, music references, playbill, b/w photographs. Ex-library with the usual stamps and markings, tape residue on end papers, slight edge wear, owner's name on front pastedown, price inked on front end paper, binding fairly tight, pages bright and clean with a touch of tanning. Signed by author on half title page. Jacket in protective wraps taped to boards, some edge wear and chipping along edges especially at top and base of spine, ... View more info

Image for The Urbane View:  Life and Politics in Metropolitan America

The Urbane View: Life and Politics in Metropolitan America

By: Greer, Scott

Price: $8.95

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002960

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


x + 355 pp., name index, subject index, footnotes, tables. PO's name on free endpaper & edge.DJ shows slight edgewear/scuffing. A bright, attractive copy. "Positive in approach and provocative in viewpoint, this impressive collection of essays by a leading sociologist investigates the human condition as it is being shaped by today's urban environment. I focuses upon many of the salient questions generated by the current 'urban crisis' and deals in depth with ... View more info

The University of Kansas: A History

By: Griffin, Clifford S.

Price: $18.95

Publisher: Lawrence, KS, University Press of Kansas: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005861

ISBN: 0700601066

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


808pp., 36 illustrations, notes, notes on the sources, index. Dark blue cloth boards with embossed Seal of the University of Kansas on front board. Very slight edgewear along bottom. DJ has two tiny tears at bottom of spine. A bright, attractive copy. "This volume presents a realistic appraisal of a university's struggle, throughout its first century, to reach a level of eminence."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Liberty in Expansion, 1760-1850

By: Handlin, Lilian; Handlin, Oscar

Price: $9.75

Publisher: New York, HarperCollins Publishers Canada, Limited: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002969

ISBN: 0060390921

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


xiv + 481 pp., notes, index. Ex-library w/ usual marks. DJ in protective wrap taped to boards, very minor shelfwear. A bright, attractive copy. This second volume of 'Liberty in Expansion' encompases "the ground-breaking decades between 1760 and 1850, a time when the expanding new nation began probing its relationship to liberty. Such momentous events as the American Revolution and the formation of republican governments, economic growth and humanitarian refo... View more info

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Special Envoy to Churchill and Stalin, 1941-1946

By: Harriman, William Averell; Abel, Elie

Price: $12.95

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003522

ISBN: 0394482964

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


xii + 592 pp, notes, index, 16 pp of b/w photos. Corners bumped, slight edge wear, a little rubbing, spine a little faded. Jacket shows some rubbing and edge wear. An attractive copy. "With this book, the last of the major participants in World War II strategy at the highest level finally tells his story. Here is Averell Harriman's account of the secret decisions affecting the course of the war, of the controversies that sprang from those decisions, and of his i... View more info

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Wilderness for Sale: The Story of the First Western Land Rush

By: Havinghurst, Walter

Price: $27.00

Publisher: New York, Hastings House, Publishers: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006322

Condition: Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket


372 pp., bibliography, 17 illustrations tipped in, index. Brown cloth board with rubbed gold lettering. Pastedowns have map of "The Old North West" extending from the Hurons and West Virginia to Illinois and Missouri. Minor edgewear, corners slightly bumped, textblock curved at spine. DJ sunned and worn along edges with a few small chips at spine and flap ends. Text is light and clean. Part of the American Procession Series. "In 1795, fifty million a... View more info

Image for The Death of Lincoln:  A Picture History of the Assassination

The Death of Lincoln: A Picture History of the Assassination

By: Hayman, Leroy

Price: $2.95

Publisher: New York, Scholastic: 1968

Seller ID: 004566

ISBN: 0590429698

Condition: Very Good-


Corners slightly bumped. Black and white photographs throughout. Text is clean and unmarked. A Scholastic Biography. "Here, illustrated with more than 50 photos, drawings, and paintings of the time, is the tragic true story of Lincoln's death - and what happened after." Age Level: Grades 4-7; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 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 w... View more info