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Image for A Harmony of the Arts: The Nebraska State Capitol

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

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A Profile of the Negro American

By: Pettigrew, Thomas F.

Price: $11.50

Publisher: Princeton, NJ, D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc.: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004355

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


vii-xiv, 250 pp., 12 figures, references, index. Spine slightly slanted, a little bumping along bottom edge. DJ sunned around spine and edges. Text is unmarked and not yellowing. A solid copy. From the dust jacket: "In this significant book, Thomas Pettigrew presents a lucid report on the Negro American at mid [20th] century. He provides a many-sided view of him - his personality, his genetic composition, his mental and physical health, his intelligence, his crime rate, and his current protest. This volume offers new insights, both social and psychological."; 8vo - over 7¾&#... View more info

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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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America in Crisis: Making Things Right in a Nation Gone Wrong

By: Bohannon, Jim

Price: $8.95

Publisher: New Orleans, LA, Paper Chase Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004558

ISBN: 1879706938

Condition: Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket


Some edgewear/bumping, Spots on top edge. DJ has very slight shelfwear. A bright, attractive copy. "With a characteristic logic, reasonableness - and a good dose of humor - that have made him one of the most respected news-talk radio hosts in the nation, Jim Bohannon challenges us to think 'outside the lines' and offers practical solutions we can use now that can guide us back toward our true greatness as a nation 'of the people, for the people, by the people.'"; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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American Historical Documents 1000 - 1904 (The Harvard Classics Volume #43)

By: Eliot, Charles W., LLD, Editor

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, P. F. Collier & Son: 1956

Edition: Reprint Edition; Fiftieth Printing

Seller ID: 8759

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Brown cloth with gold lettering. Corners a bit chipped, minor chipping and edge wear. ; Frontispiece. Selected documents regarding great events in the history of the United States through 1904. "The most comprehensive and well-researched anthology of all time comprises both the 50-volume "5-foot shelf of books" and the 20-volume Shelf of Fiction. Together they cover every major literary figure, philosopher, religion, folklore and historical subject through the twentieth century." William Allan Nielson states: " The Five-Foot Shelf, with its introductions, notes, guides ... 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

Boats Against the Current: American Culture Between Revolution and Modernity, 1820-1860

By: Perry, Lewis

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005863

ISBN: 0195060911

Condition: Very Good in Fine dust jacket


332 pp., notes, index. Teal blue boards with navy spine. Some light pencil underlining. A bright, tight, attractive copy. "In this highly original look at American culture in the decades between the War of 1812 and the Civil War, Lewis Perry paints a vivid portrait of our tumultuous society as it veered toward modernity."; 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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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 Canadian Dinner, October, 1947.; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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Bush at War

By: Woodward, Bob

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Waterville, ME, Thorndike Press: 2003

Edition: Large Print Edition

Seller ID: 003906

ISBN: 0786252642

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Hard cover binding with pictoraial boards and no jacket (as issued). "This Large Print Book carries the Seal of Approval of N.A.V.H." A bright attractive copy. "With his unmatched investigative skills, veteran journalist and eight-time No. 1 national bestselling author Bob Woodward tells the behind-the-scenes story of how President George W. Bush and his top advisers, after the initial shock of the September 11 attacks, led the nation to war. Extensive quotations from the secret deliberations of the National Security Council-and firsthand revelations of the private thoughts, ... View more info

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Capitalism and Its Culture

By: Davis, Jerome

Price: $42.75

Publisher: New York, Farrar & Rinehart: 1941

Edition: Third Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 005019

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


xxviii + 556 pp, index, bibliography, 10 charts including 3 fold-out, numerous tables. Black cloth with gold lettering, a little rubbed on spine. Spine slightly slanted, corners bumped, a little edge wear esp. at top and base of spine. Owner's name on front end paper, title page has 'died Oct 19, 1979' under author's name. Darkening to half-title and facing page caused by newspaper clipping (NY Times Feb 15, 1948) laid in. The clipping is a book review of "One Thousand Americans" by George Seldes entitled 'Behind the Facade of Democracy'. Jacket has 2" chunk missing from top of spi... View more info

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Chapel Hill: An Illustrated History

By: Vickers, James

Price: $32.50

Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC, Barclay Publishers, Inc.: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 007786

ISBN: 0961442905

Condition: Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket


White cloth with gold lettering, 208 pp. Bibliography, index, 16 pp of color photos, numerous b/w illustrations and photos. Laid in is a copy of a newspaper article by James Vickers from The Spectator , September 5, 1991. It covers the life and career of black activist and journalist Chuck Stone when he joined the faculty of the UNC Chapel Hill School of Journalism. Spine slightly cocked, corners bumped, slight edge wear, owner's data on front end paper. Jacket in new Brodart, slight edge wear. Signed by author on front end paper, dated 5/11/85. An attractive copy. "In the ... 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

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Chronicles of Old Salem

By: Robotti, Frances Diane

Price: $6.95

Publisher: New York, Bonanza Books: 1948

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 004103

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


129 pp., index, black and white photographs. Spine slightly slanted, some foxing along edge, gift inscription inside. DJ has some edgewear, sunned along edges, 2 1/2" tear along bottom back edge of spine. "Here in the most selective form is covered the colonial expansion of England during which Massachsetts was founded. The growth of Salem is traced from 1626 to 1932 against the state and national scene. The author traces the history of witchcraft from 1484, when a Papal decree made it a crime, to Salem's participation in the mass madness. The book covers the Quaker whippings... View more info

Image for Claude Kitchin: Memorial Addresses Delivered in the House of Representatives of the United States in Memory of Claude Kitchin

Claude Kitchin: Memorial Addresses Delivered in the House of Representatives of the United States in Memory of Claude Kitchin

By: N/A

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Government Printing Office: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001931

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Ex-library with typical markings and stamps. Boards are fairly well rubbed, with the lettering worn. Significant edge wear and chipping, especially to corners and to bottom edge. Soiling and scuffing to boards, especially along spine. The pastedowns have separated at hinges, leaving webbing exposed. Text is unmarked and bright.; Ex-Library; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 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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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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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 included are: 'Copenhagen A. D. 1776' (Linvald); 'The Founder' (Bladt); 'New York's Most Useful Citizen' (Bladt); 'Kingdom and Repub... View more info

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Day of Glory: The Guns of Lexington and Concord

By: Spencer, Philip

Price: $4.00

Publisher: New York, Scholastic: 1962

Seller ID: 005576

Condition: Very Good-


187 pp. Scholastic #TX 322. Light edgewear/bumping, PO name inside, text yellowing but clean and unmarked. A fictionalized account of April 19, 1775, the day the American Revolution began. Age Level: Grades 4-8; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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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