- Keyword = American history
THE FORGOTTEN DREAM, THE REMEMBERED SORROW: Reflections of the Kennedy Years in Poetry and Prose.
Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.
Van Nuys, CA: By the author, (1976). SIGNED first edition - The author's first book, a collection of poetry inspired by her presence at the Ambassador Hotel the night Senator Robert F. Kennedy was shot in June 1968. The poems in this book reflect youthful hope and idealism turned to horror and disillusionment in the years between the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on 1963 and the death of Senator Robert F. Kennedy 1968. SIGNED inside the front cover with the words "For all our dreams." 65 pp. ISBN: 1-424327733.
Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (some rubbing to the covers along the sides of the spine)Book ID: 80315More details Price: $21.50
THE PECULIAR INSTITUTION: Slavery
Edition: Small trade paperback.
New York: Vintage Books, ( c. 1956). A book which iGood only (prev owner's name, underlining to many pages in the beginning of the book but a sturdy copy.)s now a classic on this topic, one which cut through the myths of slavery as a kindly paternalistic system and views it as a practical system of controlling and exploiting labor, one in which the slaves both felt the indignity of the bondage and which they resisted. Notes, index. ix, 436, xiii pp.
Condition: Good only (prev owner's name, underlining to many pages in the beginning of the book but a sturdy copy.)Book ID: 52799More details Price: $8.00
THE WHITE MINORITY: Pioneers for Racial Equality.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1977.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A look at a small number of white Americans who warned, over a 100 years ago, that if blacks were not treated equally with whites the entire nation would suffer. Focuses on three men: Southern novelist George Washington Cable, slaveowner and later Supreme Court Justice John Harlan, and novelist and Republican 'carpetbagger' Albion Tourgee. Illustrated with many vintage photographs. Written for young adults. Notes for further reading, index. 120 pp. ISBN: 0-152958770.
Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped.)Book ID: 34641
BLUE JACKET: Warrior of the Shawnees.
Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )
Lincoln & London: University of Nebraska Press, (2000). First edition - "Blue Jacket (ca. 1743-ca. 1808), or Waweyapiersenwaw, was the galvanizing force behind an intertribal confederacy of unparalleled scope that fought a long and bloody war against white encroachments into the Shawnees' homeland in the Ohio River Valley. Blue Jacket was an astute strategist and diplomat who, though courted by American and British leaders, remained a staunch defender of the Shawnees' independence and territory. In this arresting and controversial account, John Sugden depicts the most influential Native American leader of his time." A title in "American Indian Lives" series. Illustrated. Extensive notes, bibliography. 335 pp.
Condition: Fine in glossy red and blue wrappers.Book ID: 63344More details Price: $18.50
THE NEGRO IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY WILLIAMSBURG.
Edition: Fourth printing, a trade paperback..
Williamsburg, VA: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, (1987, c 1965). History originally written as a research report for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Footnotes, bibliography, index. x, 141 pp. ISBN: 0-910412294.
Condition: Very near fine in wrappers.Book ID: 66869More details Price: $12.50
THE CIVIL WAR IN MARYLAND.
Edition: Later printing.
Baltimore, MD: Toomey Press. (1991.) dj. Hardcover - From the introduction: this is 'a chronology of military operations and major political events within the state. Its aim is two-fold: first, to dramatize the involvement and importance of Maryland, the smallest border state, during the first year of the war. Second, to recount for the first time over 150 battles, skirmishes, and minor military operations that occurred throughout the state." Maps, photographs, footnotes, index. 183 pp. ISBN: 0-961267003.
Condition: Very near fine in fine dust jacket (prev owner's name).Book ID: 40913
SAINTS AND STRANGERS
Edition: Trade paperback.
New York: Time Incorporated, 1964. Subtitled 'being the lives of the Pilgrim fathers and their families, with their friends and foes; and an account of their posthumous wanderings in limbo, their final resurrection and rise to glory and the strange pilgrimages of Plymouth Rock. A classic history of the Pilgrims. 565 pages, including notes, bibliography and index. Doublepage maps inserted at beginning and end of book. New preface for this edition.
Condition: Very good in stiff illustrated wrappers.Book ID: 28040More details Price: $7.50
THE DISENCHANTED ISLES. The Story of the Second Revolution in Hawaii.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Dial Press, 1972. dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of Hawaii's transition from a mid-Pacific paradise to a modern industrial community - with a focus on the emergence of the islands' so called 'second-class' citizens - Hawaiians, Filipinos, Japanese, Chinese - after World War II, and of the political and economic reform movement led by Jack Burns and war-hero, Senator Daniel Inouye. Photographs. Notes, index. 304 pp.
Condition: Very good in a very good- dust jacket. (some soiling and edgewear to the dj)Book ID: 40322
PACIFIC ALAMO: The Battle for Wake Island.
Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )
New York: New American Library (2003.). First edition - From the back cover: "It began in the shadow of Pearl Harbor - mere hours after the first attack on the day that would "live in infamy." But few know the full story of Wake Island. Now a prominent military historian, breaking new ground on the assault, relates the compelling events of that day and the heroic struggle that followed.On that fateful December morning in 1941, Japanese planes flew over Wake Island, bombing the twelve U.S. Marine aircraft stationed there, wreaking havoc and massive destruction while nullifying Wake's aerial resistance." This account of the protracted defense of the island by the Marines and the civilian construction workers is the first…(more)
New York: New American Library (2003.). First edition - From the back cover: "It began in the shadow of Pearl Harbor - mere hours after the first attack on the day that would "live in infamy." But few know the full story of Wake Island. Now a prominent military historian, breaking new ground on the assault, relates the compelling events of that day and the heroic struggle that followed.On that fateful December morning in 1941, Japanese planes flew over Wake Island, bombing the twelve U.S. Marine aircraft stationed there, wreaking havoc and massive destruction while nullifying Wake's aerial resistance." This account of the protracted defense of the island by the Marines and the civilian construction workers is the first full account of the events of that dark December. Based on extensive research and interviews with the survivors. Notes, bibliography. This uncommon advance issue does not include the photographs and maps found in the final published version. 308 pp(less)
Condition: Very near fine in printed cream wrappers.Book ID: 32946More details Price: $25.00