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Dickinson College: A History

By: Sellers, Charles Coleman

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Middletown, Conn., Wesleyen University Press: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005320

ISBN: 0819540579

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


xvii + 626 pp. Grey cloth with gold lettering on red background, index, notes. Appendices include a chronological list of people involved with the college -- trustees, faculty, administration; a selection of various societies and social organizations; and the buildings that comprise the campus. Numerous b/w photos and illustrations. Published on the 200th anniversary of the founding of Dickinson College. Corners bumped, slight edge wear, just a little rubbing. Jacket shows a little edge wear with a couple small closed tears, some rubbing, spine a bit sunned. An attractive copy. "F... 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

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Editor in Politics

By: Daniels, Josephus

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC, University of North Carolina: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8738

Condition: Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket


Dark blue cloth with gold lettering. Corners a bit worn, minor edge wear, sunning and rubbing to spine and front board, a little speckling to leading edge. Jacket in new Brodart, price clipped, spine sunned, minor edge wear and darkening, a little chipping at base of spine, 3/4" chip at top. ; Xix + 644 pp, index, numerous photos. ; 7 ¾" X 9 ¾"; 644 pages; " 'These things I saw, and part of them I was, ' says the Tar Heel Editor - and his claim is justified on every page. The very texture of North Carolina life is revealed - its form and substance laid bare with pec... 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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From Ashes to Excellence: 1950 - 1970

By: Cosby, Col. Joseph Hathaway

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Danville, VA, McCain Printing: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 004063

Condition: Very Good+


Very minor shelfwear, reading crease on front cover. Inscribed by the author: "To one who loves and appreciates Hargrave, my best wishes and appreciation! (signed) Joseph H. Cosby, 6/8/85." A bright, attractive copy. "The story of the recovery of Hargrave Military Academy from the devastating fire of February 20, 1950, to the retirement of President Joseph H. Cosby on June 20, 1970, a period of twenty years of unparalleled growth."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Signed by Author 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 documentation, "From Tavern to Town" chronicles Hickory's past as seen through its historic architecture. More than 250 s... View more info

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Gathering Storm: America's Militia Threat

By: Dees, Morris; Corcoran, James

Price: $11.95

Publisher: New York, HarperCollins: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 003748

ISBN: 006017403x

Condition: As New in Near Fine dust jacket


DJ shows very minor shelfwear. Inscribed by the author. A bright, attractive copy. "This book goes behind the scenes, beyond the friendly-looking militia leaders seen on TV talk shows, to explore secret paramilitary cells training deep in mountainous back country. Similar fanatics, with close ties and fueled by the same antigovernment zeal, have lived in our midst for more than a decade. These 'super patriots,' Dees shows, see themselves in a life-and-death struggle to reclaim the country."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Signed by Author View more info

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Ghosts of the Carolinas

By: Roberts, Nancy

Price: $5.95

Publisher: Columbia, SC, Univ of South Carolina Press: 1992

Edition: Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 004764

ISBN: 0872495876

Condition: Very Good-


116 pp., black and white photographs. Very minor edgewear. Text has small stain in top corner of first several pages. A bright, attractive copy. "Nancy Roberts has often been referred to as the 'First Lady of American Folklore' and the title is well deserved. For more than 25 years, Ms. Roberts has documented supernatural experiences and interviewed literally hundreds of people about encounters they believe they have had with the supernatural."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Handbook for Conscientious Objectors

By: Tatum, Arlo (Editor)

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Philadelphia, Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors: 1966

Edition: Eighth Edition

Seller ID: 006156

Condition: Good


A little chipping along cover edges, corners a bit bumped, some underlining. Pink slip laid in inviting the reader to subscribe to their bi-monthly publication "News Notes." Published in 1966 by the Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors as a "how to" guide for conscientious objectors in five parts: (1) C.O.s Under Selective Service; (2) C.O.s in Court and Prison; (3) C.O.s in the Armed Forces, (4) Thinking Through the Basis of Conscientious Objection; and (5) Bibliography of Conscientious Objection to War.; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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Harpers Ferry: A Place in History

By: Eastern National Park and Monument Association

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Eastern National Park and Monument Association: 1959

Seller ID: 003926

Condition: Very Good-


18 pp., Minor scuffing/edgewear, top corner creased. A history in pictures and text of Harpers Ferry -a link between the East of Washington and Baltimore and the West of Ohio. Includes a street map of Harpers Ferry, many sketches depicting the life and times of Harpers Ferry, a photograph of Stonewall Jackson, and two depictions of John Brown.; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 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, however, virtually every intelligence report coming into Washington-from military and civilian sources alike-asserted the ex... 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

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Historic Buildings and Landmarks of Chapel Hill, North Carolina

By: Chapel Hill Historical Society

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC, Creative Printers: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003890

Condition: Very Good


36pp, index, photographs, fold-out map, pictoral cover. Corners bumped, slight edge wear, a little darkening to back cover and last page. A nice copy. "Founded in 1966, The Chapel Hill Historical Society has endeavored to record and disseminate the history and character of this University town and the surrounding area in Southern Orange County. In face of the major growth and changes of the last decade, as well as predictions for the future, members of the Society, among others, have envisioned ways to preserve some of the character of old Chapel Hill. A significant first step is the... View more info

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Historic Buildings and Landmarks of Chapel Hill, North Carolina

By: Chapel Hill Historical Society

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC, Creative Printers: 1975

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 006662

Condition: Very Good+


40pp, index, photographs, pictoral cover. Corners slightly bumped, tiny chipping at bottom edge of p.5. . A bright, attractive copy. "Founded in 1966, The Chapel Hill Historical Society has endeavored to record and disseminate the history and character of this University town and the surrounding area in Southern Orange County. In face of the major growth and changes of the last decade, as well as predictions for the future, members of the Society, among others, have envisioned ways to preserve some of the character of old Chapel Hill. A significant first step is the designation of pa... View more info

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Human Nutrition: Reprint of Part I of the Yearbook of Agriculture, 1939

By: Stanley, Louise; Booher, Leia; Coons, Callie Mae; Stiebeling, Hazel; Howe, Paul; Mitchell, Helen; Friedman, M. H.; Jones, D Breese; Sherman, Henry; Chatfield, Charlotte; Daniel, Esther; Goresline, Harry; Balls, A K; Kelly, Ernest; Farioletti, Marius et al

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Government Printing Office: 1940

Seller ID: 006067

Condition: Good


Brown paper wraps, pp. 97-402; 1075 - 1142 of the Yearbook of Agriculture 1939 -- Part I dealing with human nutrition (the other part dealt with animal nutrition) along with the liturature cited in that part, a number of tables, figures, and photos. Some creasing and edge wear to wraps, a little soiling, text is clean and unmarked. Twenty one articles on various aspects of human nutrition, including: From tradition to science; Food functions and the relation of food to health; Food habits, old and new; Can food habits be changed?; Food fads, facts, and fancies; The white rat as a con... View more info

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In Praise of Practical Fertilizer: Thoughts from Near New Burlington

By: Baskin, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, W W Norton & Co Inc: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004476

ISBN: 0393015637

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


Spine slightly slanted, minor edgewear/bumping, PO names inside. DJ has some edgewear and three 1/2" tears. Text is bright and attractive. "When New Burlington, Ohio, a farming village a century old, was flooded by the Corps of Engineers to make way for a recreational lake, and its people moved out of the village to the surrounding towns and countryside, John Baskin was the last to leave. He wrote of the life and death of New Burlington in a book that Newsweek called 'marvelous . . . .as rich and various as life itself.' Now John Baskin makes his home in a farmhouse set in a co... 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 their secret order was a tough little Pinkerton detective named James McParlan. Here, vividly retold, is the story of the Molli... View more info

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Legends of the Outer Banks and Tar Heel Tidewater

By: Whedbee, Charles Harry

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Winston-Salem, NC, John F. Blair, Publisher: 1966

Edition: Second Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 005560

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


165 pp. Dark green cloth slightly bowed boards, spine slightly slanted. Front and back pastedowns show map of North Carolina coast. Black and white illustrations. DJ shows some edgewear and tiny chips at spine and edges, 1" tear at top edge. DJ is in protective Brodart plastice wrapper. Inscribed by author on title page. "From Blackbeard's den at Ocracoke, to the Hills of the Seven Sisters at Nag's Head, to the misty swamps of Shallotte, there is hardly an inch of territory along North Carolina's coast without a legend attached to it. Inlanders may be skeptical regarding the ... View more info

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Lexington and Concord

By: Tourtellot, Arthur B.

Price: $6.95

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated: 1963

Edition: First Trade Paperback

Seller ID: 002958

ISBN: 0393001946

Condition: Very Good


311 pp., notes, bibliography, index, 16 ilustrations, 6 maps.Publication date not apparent, but probably mid-1970's. Spine very slightly slanted, minor bumping, faint creasing, PO's name on free endpaper, some highlightinh & underlining. A bright and clean copy. The Battles of Lexington and Concord mark the beginning of the war of the American Revolution. Originall published under the title 'William Diamond's Drum," Tourtellot documents and analyzes the events that led up to and followed from April 19, 1775.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Liberty and Property

By: Coleman, R. V.

Price: $18.75

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007344

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


Red cloth with gold lettering, xiii + 606 pp, index, chapter notes, 28 full page maps, 62 b/w illustrations from original paintings and engravings. Spine cocked and a bit faded, corners bumped, a little edge wear, some spotting to bottom and leading edge, owner's name on front end paper. Pages appear clean and unmarked. Jacket in new Brodart, some edge wear and small tears especially at top and base of spine, a little rubbing and darkening. A nice copy. "Here in a single volume is a straightforward, authoritative, fascinating account of the dramatic ghrowth, and the commercial and poli... View more info