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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 reform, and changes in family life and personal character are viewed in the context of their time, rather than how they appear in... 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 papers." Contributors include Carl Sandburg, Allan Nevins, Senator Paul H. Douglas, Henry S. Commager, Mark Van Doren, Adlai ... View more info

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Louis R. Wilson: A Biographical Sketch Presented to the Friends of Louis Round Wilson at a Centennial Celebration in His Honor

By: Tauber, Maurice F.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC, 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006103

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


18 pp. Grey paper wraps. This note from George London, Chairman of the Friends of the Library, dated December 2, 1976, is tipped on the first page: "The first part of this biographical sketch, by Maurice F. Tauber, was a preview of Professor Tauber's full-scale biography, Louis Round Wilson: Librarian and Administrator, published in 1967 by Columbia University Press. Tauber's sketch covered L.R. Wilson's life and career up to the mid-1950's and was presented on the occasion of Dr. Wilson's retirement as Chairman of the Friends of the University of North Carolina Library. Like Loui... 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 Harvard was a summer job mowing the lawn) to his tenure as the nation's top ranking Democrat. Never one to hold back, O'Neill ... View more info

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Marshall Plan Goals and Gains As Reported by Otto Zausmer in the Boston Daily Globe

By: Zausmer, Otto

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Washington, D. C., Economic Cooperation Administration: 1951

Edition: Sixth Printing

Seller ID: 8653

Condition: Very Good-


Brown wraps, 85 pp. A little edge wear, some dampstaining to front cover, pages tanned but text is clean and unmarked, a few pages with creases. A nice copy. ; Originally published in 1949 in The Boston Globe, this pamphlet first published in 1950. Includes general articles on Europe and the Marshall Plan as well as articles for each European country, and an inset showing relevent stats for each country. ; 5¾" - 6¾" Tall; 85 pages; "This series of articles on the Marshall Plan and the Economic Cooperation Administration has been written by Otto Zausmer, foreign ... View more info

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Memories of Manteo and Roanoke island, N.C. As Told By Cora Mae Basnight

By: Tate, Suzanne; Basnight, Cora Mae

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Nags Head, NC, Nags Head Art: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 007621

ISBN: 0961634421

Condition: Very Good


Pictorial wraps, 52 pp including 16 pp of b/w photos. Reading crease, corners bumped, a little edge wear. Review copy, inscribed to the reviewer and signed by both authors on title page. Handwritten thank you note from Suzanne Tate laid in, plus clippings of the newspaper review and Cora Mae Basnight's obituary. A unique copy of this oral history of Manteo, North Carolina and Roanoke Island in the first half of the 20th century.; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall; Signed by Author View more info

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Names on the Land A Historical Account of Place-Naming in the United States

By: Stewart, George R.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8809

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


Gray cloth, ix + 418 pp. Spine slightly cocked, corners bumped, slight edge wear, owner's nameplace inside front end paper. Jacket in new Brodart, sunned, some edge wear and chipping especially at top and base of spine. An attractive copy. ; End papers showing map of the United States, index. ; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall; 418 pages; "The author of Storm contributes another book unique in the field of Americana. With a wealth of historical and anecdotal detail, he traces the origins and evolution of the principal place-names in the United States, and every American should fi... 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 Americans who inhabited it, its discovery by French explorers in 1524 through the development of the Research Triangle in the ear... View more info

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Old Oxford Houses and the People Who Lived in Them

By: Smith, Ophia D.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Oxford, OH, Oxford Historical Press: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 005951

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


vii + 149 pp., stiff blue paper wraps with faded gold lettering and small sketch of house on cover, 8 glossy pages of black and white photographs tipped in. Wraps show a little wear at bottom of spine, browning to some pages where newspaper articles were laid in. A unique copy of this uncommon book. Also laid in are several newspaper articles from the 1940s and 1950s by and about Ophia D. Smith. These articles cover the history of some of the houses and people of Oxford. Subjects include The Temperance Tavern, Captain Joel Collins (hero of the War of 1812), a full double page feature on L... View more info

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Opening Up the Suburbs: An Urban Strategy for America

By: Downs, Anthony

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New Haven, Yale University Press: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006159

ISBN: 0300014643

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


219 pp., appendix, notes, index. .Spine slightly slanted. DJ has one small tear and tiny chips at spine and flap ends. As suburbs prospered, central cities declined. "In this fast-paced, fact-filled book, Anthony Downs takes a close look at a national problem of increasing importance: Making the economic benefits of the suburbs available to the inner-city poor. The most practical way of doing this, he finds, is by introducing low- and moderate-income housing to suburban areas. . . After marshaling the arguments in favor of his plan, Mr. Downs presents the suburbanites' case again... View more info

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Oregon Trail (Tales of the Wild West, Vol. I)

By: Steber, Rick

Price: $5.75

Publisher: Prineville, OR, Bonanza Publishing: 1986

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 003410

Condition: Very Good


Very minor shelfwear, small spot on p. 25. A bright, attractive copy. A book of vignettes depicting the pioneers' travels across the Pacific Northwest. Inscribed by the author.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Signed by Author 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 chronicle the history of state parties, the legal basis for powers exercised by party officers, and the social characteristics... 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 leadership elite of the State Department and the Communists. Former US Ambassador to Romania David Funderburk stepped down from his p... View more info

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Pluralist Democracy in the United States: Conflict and Consent

By: Dahl, Robert A.

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Chicago, Rand, McNally & Co.: 1968

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 005089

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


xix + 471 pp, index, numerous figures and tables. Spine slanted, corners bumped, slight edge wear, number stamped on front end paper. Jacket shows some rubbing and darkening, a little edge wear, ink doodling on back cover. A nice copy. "The basic these of this introductory text is an analysis of conflict and consent in the American system of government. The book maintains that all forms of government were established to resolve the conflict which naturally results from communal living, and investigates the various ways in which groups arrive at 'the consent of the governed.' The study... 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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Reconstruction Bonds & Twentieth-Century Politics - South Dakota v. North Carolina (1904)

By: Durden, Robert F.

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Durham, NC, Duke University Press: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007657

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Black cloth with gold lettering, xi + 274 pp, index. Corners bumped, slight edge wear. Jacket has a little edge wear, spine a bit sunned, price clipped. An attractive copy. "An old trunk harbored for nearly half a century the intimate details of one of the most fantastic chapters in the history of any state, revealed here for the first time. At the center of this story is an ingenious plan engineered by a man whose dedication to self-enrichment and political revenge caused him to pit one state against another in legal and personal conflicts which made constitutional history and riled N... 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 archeologists have all taken stabs at solving the mystery. What became of Virginia Dare and the Lost Colong? Inspired by legends, ... View more info

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Skookum: An Oregon Pioneer Family's History and Lore

By: Applegate, Shannon

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Beech Tree Books: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005085

ISBN: 0688053505

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


Corners bumped, slight edge wear, binding fairly tight. Jacket shows moderate edge wear, a little rubbing and chipping, a 1" tear to back at ase of spine, A nice copy. Skookum is the startlingly original narrative rendering of the experiences of a prominent westering family, from 1843 to the present. The remarkable story of the Applegate family encompasses many of the predominant themes of the early American West; The overland crossing via the old Oregon Trail in 1843, the quirky restlessness of Applegate men who, after reaching the 'promised land,' permitted their travel-worn famili... 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 intimate discussions with Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Survival in the Doldrums: The American Women's Rights Movement, 1945 to the 1960s

By: Rupp, Leila J. & Taylor, Verta

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1987

Edition: Advanced Reading Copy (ARC)

Seller ID: 006589

Condition: Very Good-


274 pp., notes, appendix, bibliography. Spine sunned, some soiling and edgewear. A clean, unmarked copy. "The first book to explore the persistence of the American women's rights movement in a period generally considered devoid of feminist activism and to show the ways in which the more radical movement of the 1960s was influenced by the successes and failures of the 1950s activities. Focusing on women who saw themselves as heirs of the suffrage movement and who were, in many cases, actual participants in that original campaign, the authors have conducted extensive interviews and se... View more info