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Image for Great River: The Rio Grande in North American History [Boxed Set]

Great River: The Rio Grande in North American History [Boxed Set]

By: Horgan, Paul

Price: $28.75

Publisher: New York, Rinehart & Company, Inc.: 1954

Seller ID: 007503

Condition: Good in Good+ dust jacket


2 volume set in slipcase, black cloth, xv + vii + 1020 pp, index, bibliography, 4 full or double page maps, source notes. Slipcase shows some general wear and scuffing but is structurally sound, a little insect damage to spine. Both volumes spines cocked with some rubbing and a little edge wear. Small stain to top edge of Vol. 2 that does not extend into the pages. Interiors are bright and clean. Overall, a nice set. Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for History. "... View more info

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Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War

By: Horwitz. Tony

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Vintage Books: 1999

Edition: First Vintage Departures Edition

Seller ID: 005827

ISBN: 067975833x

Condition: Very Good


Spine somewhat slanted, very minor shelfwear and bumping. A bright, attractive copy. "A ten-state adventure from Gettysburg to Vicksburg, from Charleston graveyards to Tennessee taverns. Probing both the history of the Civil War and its potent echo in the present, Horwitz crafts an eloquent, fast-paced, and penetrating travelogue that shows us how the Lost Cause still resonates in the memory and rituals of the South."; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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Party Leadership in the States

By: Huckshorn, Robert J.

Price: $13.75

Publisher: Amherst, Mass., University of Massachusetts Press: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007598

ISBN: 0870232010

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


Red cloth with black lettering, xvi + 300 pp, index, chapter notes, tables and charts. Spine slightly cocked, corners bumped, slight edge wear, owner's name on front end paper. Jacket shows moderate edge wear and rubbing, a couple small edge tears along top edge, spine sunned. A nice copy. "The first full-scale study of state party leadership and organization in this country. Interviews with eighty incumbent state party chairmen and over a hundred other leaders c... View more info

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Searching for Virginia Dare : A Fool's Errand

By: Hudson, Marjorie

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Wilmington, NC, Coastal Carolina Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 002636

ISBN: 1928556345

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Slight spine slant, corners bumped, slight edge wear. Jacket shows minor edge wear, a little soiling. Signed by author on title page. An attractive copy. "The disappearance of the infant Virginia Dare, the first English child born on American soil, has dogged historians for more than four centuries. All we know is that she was born, baptized, and abandoned, within a two-week perioed, on the shores of the Outer Banks. Fiction writers, poets, politicians, and arche... View more info

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The Story of Life in America

By: Kelty, Mary G.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston, Ginn and Company: 1946

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 004829

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


608 pp, index and pronouncing vocabulary, black and white illustrations throughout, 7 color plates. Blue pictorial boards, some edgewear, PO name inside. No jacket, apparently as issued. One page dogearred, but overall, text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy. An elementary school age textbook depicting the story of life in America to World War II. Unit One: How the New World was Found; Unit Two: Other Countries Claim Land in the New World; Unit Three: Making... View more info

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The Strategy of Peace

By: Kennedy, John F.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1960

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 003313

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


Pp. ix-233, index, also tipped in is a speech by Senator Kennedy delivered on the floor of the Senate on June 14, 1960 entitled "A New Spproach on Foreign Policy: A Twelve-Point Agenda." Spine slightly slanted, top edge somewhat darkened, pastedowns/free endpapers starting to yellow. DJ has four 1/2" tears, two chips at top of spine, some edgewear. Small spots on pp. 194-5 & 201, otherwise bright, clean and unmarked. A collection of the foreign policy s... View more info

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Harry S. Truman and the War Scare of 1948

By: Kofsky, Frank

Price: $55.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1993

Edition: Likely Book Club

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 002729

ISBN: 0312094825

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket


DJ has some edgewear and minor chipping along top. Signed and inscribed by the author. ix + 420 pp, Appendices, Notes, Selected Bibliography, Index. The author "reveals how during the first half of 1948, Truman and the two most important members of his cabinet, Marshall and Forrestal, systematically deceived Congress and the public into thinking that the USSR was about to launch World War II with an invasion of Western Europe. As Professor Kofsky demonstrates,... View more info

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North Carolina : The History of a Southern State

By: Lefler, Hugh Talmage; Newsome, Albert Ray

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC, University of North Carolina Press: 1963

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 006860

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


xii + 756 pp, index, chapter bibliographies, appendices. Corners bumped, slight edge wear. Jacket in new Brodart, with some edge wear and chipping, some darkening and rubbing, a couple small tears, and is price clipped. Pastedowns have NC maps, one showing physical features, one with all 100 counties showing each county seat and founding date. A nice copy that has been protected by a decent DJ. A well-documented history of North Carolina from the original Native Amer... View more info

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The Futile Crusade: Anti-Communism as American Credo

By: Lens, Sidney

Price: $19.50

Publisher: Chicago, Quadrangle Books: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004175

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


256 pp, index, notes, tan boards with red spine, gold lettering. Slight edge wear, owner's name inside cover, jacket in protective wraps with a little edge wear, a 2" tear along bottom edge, a little rubbing. A nice copy. Introduction by Linus Pauling. "In the political desolation and spiritual uncertainty that followed World War I, the 'spectre' of communism rose to confront troubled governments throughout the world. Since 1917, communism has been the '... View more info

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Lament for the Molly Maguires

By: Lewis, Arthur H.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Pocket Books: 1969

Seller ID: 005753

Condition: Good


Cover creased, some edgewear and bumping. Text is starting to yellow, but clean and unmarked. "A century ago, terror stalked the coal fields of eastern Pennsylvania. Men were gunned down on the open road and even in their own parlors. In one county alone, there were 142 unsolved murders in thirteen years. The ruthless group of Irish immigrants who tyrannized so many thousnads called themselves the Molly Maguires. The man who infiltrated and finally broke the... View more info

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Danish Journal: Denmark - USA: 200 years of Close Relations

By: Linvald, Steffen; Bladt, Holger J.; Kjolsen, Klaus; Hvidt, Kristian; Kaarsted, Tage; Ringsted, Henrik V.; Bjol, Erling

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Copenhagen, Royal danish Ministry of Forair Affairs: 1976

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 007447

Condition: Good


This is a special edition of the Danish Journal commemorating the 200th anniversary of the American Revolution. Orange wraps, 48 pp, numerous photos and illustrations throughout. The cover is a drawing by Vilhelm Pedersen illustrating the Hans Christian Andersen poem 'Thousands of Years Hence'. Ex-library with typical marks, it has been protected with stiff cardboard covers that are taped to the Journal. Interior is very good with a little edge wear. Articles include... View more info

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A Harmony of the Arts: The Nebraska State Capitol

By: Luebke, Frederick C., Editor

Price: $17.75

Publisher: Lincoln, NE, Univ of Nebraska Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004655

ISBN: 0803279310

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


122 pp., index. From the Great Plains Photography Series. Bottom corner slightly bumped. A beautiful, attractive copy. A literary, historic and photographic analysis of the art and architecture of the Nebraska state capitol.; 9¾" - 12" Tall View more info

The King Makers

By: Lurie, Leonard

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, Coward, McCann, & Geoghegan, Inc.: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005518

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket


271 pp., index, 16 pages of black and white photographs. Boards are orange with an ivory spine and gold lettering. Faint dampstain at bottom of spine has affected pastedowns but not textblock, which is clean and unmarked. DJ has minor edgewear and one tiny nick. A bright, attractive copy. Contains an introduction by Murray Kempton. "The inside story of the political convention that nominated Eisenhower and Nixon and determined the direction of Republican pol... View more info

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From Tavern to Town : The Architectural History of Hickory, North Carolina

By: Mohney, Kirk F.; Phillips, Laura A. W.

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Hickory, NC, Hickory Historic Properties Commission: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004155

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


xii + 184 pp, notes, glossary, index of properties, numerous b/w photos and illustrations. Corners very slightly bumped, phone number neatly penned in gutter of front free end paper, slight edge wear to jacket. A beautiful, near fine copy. "A Walking Tour of Historic Oakwood" brochure is laid in. Printed in 1989, this gives background, map, and a list of structures in one of Hickory's prime historic neighborhoods. "After a decade of research and docu... View more info

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Postscript to Yesterday: America: The Last Fifty Years

By: Morris, Lloyd

Price: $6.95

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1947

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 004339

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


Corners faintly bumped. DJ has some chipping/tearing along edges. Text is clean and unmarked. The story of the evolution of America over the first fifty years of the 20th century, including the parallel developments of unexampled progress and deepening disillusion. "The social scene, and tides of thought and feeling in American life from the days of the bicycle built for two to the age of the atom bomb."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 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 d... View more info

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Lincoln for the Ages

By: Newman, Ralph G. (Editor)

Price: $6.95

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday & Company: 1960

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 006079

Condition: Good in Fair dust jacket


512 pp., references, sources, "A Basic Lincoln Library," index. Corners bumped, PO names inside, some underlining. DJ sunned on spine, with large tear repaired with tape, a 1 1/2" tear and some very small chips at spine and flap ends. In Lincoln for the Ages, 78 of our finest writers and most distinguished Americans and most distinguished Americans reveal Lincoln's tremendous impact upon the world in a brilliantly conceived collection of original paper... View more info

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Man of the House: The Life and Political Memoirs of Speaker Tip O'Neill With Novak

By: O'Neill, Thomas P. Jr.; Novak, William

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, Random House Inc: 1987

Seller ID: 005661

ISBN: 0394552016

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket


387 pp., 16 pp. black and white photographs, index. Red boards with black cloth spine with gold and red lettering. Bottom of spine has 2" waterstain that has affected DJ and a few back pages. Otherwise this book is in excellent shape. Tip O'Neill, one of America's most colorful figures, is a master politician and a master storyteller, a man of wit and wisdom. The narrative stretches from O'Neill's humble background in Cambridge (where the closest he got to Ha... View more info

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The Oregon Trail

By: Parkman, Francis

Price: $4.00

Publisher: New York, The New American Library: 1955

Edition: Fifth Printing

Seller ID: 003619

Condition: Good+


Spine slightly curved, protective plastic loose at top back corner, corners somewhat bumped. Text is slightly yellowed, but clean and unmarked. "An absorbing true-to-life narrative packed with a fascinating variety of pioneers and adventurers, Mormons and outlaws, trappers and half-breeds. As related by a young American who set out to discover for himself the thrills and dangers of the Westward Trek, here are recreated the strange species of humanity found [150... View more info

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British Royalty in North America 1860

By: Penrose, Charles

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Newcomen Society in North America: 1951

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 007158

Condition: Very Good


Cream wraps, 40 pp, center stapled, numerous illustrations. A little edge wear and soiling, interior clean and unmarked. A nice copy. From July to October, 1860, the 18-year-old Prince of Wales engaged in a royal progress, visiting a number of towns and cities in Canada and the United States. This pamphlet highlights this journey -- the first visit to North America by a British Royal. It also gives the author's address to the Newcomen Society, presented at the 1947 C... View more info