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  • SANFORD BALLARD DOLE: Hawaii's Only President 1844-1926 by Allen, Helena G.
    Allen, Helena G.
    SANFORD BALLARD DOLE: Hawaii's Only President 1844-1926

    Edition: First printing.

    Glendale, California The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1988. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An overall sympathetic biography of this business and political leader, raised in Hawaii, but emotionally attached to Hawaiian culture, but intellectually committed to 'Yankee' progressivism. He was involved in the 1893 overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy, president of the short-lived Republic, and first governor of U.S. Territory. Illustrated with photographs. SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper. Sources. Index. 304 p.p. ISBN: 0-87062184X.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52084
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  • SANFORD BALLARD DOLE: Hawaii's Only President 1844-1926 by Allen, Helena G.
    Allen, Helena G.
    SANFORD BALLARD DOLE: Hawaii's Only President 1844-1926

    Edition: First printing.

    Glendale, California The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1988. dj. Hardcover first edition - An overall sympathetic biography of this business and political leader, raised in Hawaii, but emotionally attached to Hawaiian culture, but intellectually committed to 'Yankee' progressivism. He was involved in the 1893 overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy, president of the short-lived Republic, and first governor of U.S. Territory. Illustrated with photographs. Sources. Index. 304 p.p. ISBN: 0-87062184X.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73591
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  • STORIES OF AMERICANS IN THE WORLD WAR. by Allen, William H. and Clare Kleiser, editor.
    Allen, William H. and Clare Kleiser, editor.
    STORIES OF AMERICANS IN THE WORLD WAR.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Charles E. Merrill Company, (1918). Hardcover first edition - Mostly first person accounts about heroism during World War I - the Great War - and depicting the love of country. Many of them are articles which appeared in various magazines, adapted slightly for this book. Published for use in schools. Illustrated with photographs. List of military terms. 176 pp.

    Condition: Very good+ in illustrated terra cotta cloth. Uncommon.

    Book ID: 73035
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  • ALICE: Memoirs of a Barbary Coast Prostitute. by Anderson, Ivy and Devon Angus, editors.
    Anderson, Ivy and Devon Angus, editors.
    ALICE: Memoirs of a Barbary Coast Prostitute.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Berkeley & San Francisco: Heyday and California Historical Society, (2016). SIGNED first edition - Foreword by Josh Sides. "In 1913 the San Francisco Bulletin published a serialized, ghostwritten memoir of a prostitute who went by the moniker Alice Smith. "A Voice from the Underworld ". . . candidly related the harrowing events she endured after entering the life. While prostitute narratives had been published before, never had they been as frank in their discussion of the underworld, including topics such as abortion, police corruption, and the unwritten laws of the brothel. . . The response to Alice's story was unprecedented: four thousand letters poured into the Bulletin,many of which were written by other prostitutes ready to share their own…

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    Berkeley & San Francisco: Heyday and California Historical Society, (2016). SIGNED first edition - Foreword by Josh Sides. "In 1913 the San Francisco Bulletin published a serialized, ghostwritten memoir of a prostitute who went by the moniker Alice Smith. "A Voice from the Underworld ". . . candidly related the harrowing events she endured after entering the life. While prostitute narratives had been published before, never had they been as frank in their discussion of the underworld, including topics such as abortion, police corruption, and the unwritten laws of the brothel. . . The response to Alice's story was unprecedented: four thousand letters poured into the Bulletin,many of which were written by other prostitutes ready to share their own stories; and it inspired what may have been the first sex worker rights protest in modern history." This book includes the memoirs of Alice Smith and a selection of letters responding to her story as well as an introduction which places this in the era's sensationalistic journalism as well as revealing themes in Alice's story that extend to issues facing sex workers today. SIGNED on the title page by BOTH editors with the word "thanks" and dated in the year of publication. Introduction and notes. Illustrations. Suggestions for further reading. lxxxii, 244 pp. ISBN: 978-1597143615.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 78050
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  • APPLES AND ORANGES: In Praise of Comparisons. by Asscher, Maarten.
    Asscher, Maarten.
    APPLES AND ORANGES: In Praise of Comparisons.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    San Francisco: Four Winds Press, (2015). First edition - A collection of essays which maintains that comparisons can be the highest form of argument, using "examples drawn from classical to contemporary history, art, and literature: Hamlet in Ithaca and Telemachus in Elsinore, the Mediterranean and the North Sea, writing from a prison cell and writing from a room at home, the 'suicide; of Primo Levi and Japanese Kamikaze pilots. . [He] demonstrates how the comparative method can provide insight not only into two subjects simultaneously, but also into fundamental issues they may have in common." Translated from the Dutch by Brian Doyle-Du Breuil. Issued as a trade paperback original. 238 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 80365
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  • THE TREASURES OF MISSION SANTA INES: A History and Catalog of the Paintings, Sculpture, and Craft Works. by Baer, Kurt; Father Irenaeus O'Sullivan, OFM, Cap., inscribed.
    Baer, Kurt; Father Irenaeus O'Sullivan, OFM, Cap., inscribed.
    THE TREASURES OF MISSION SANTA INES: A History and Catalog of the Paintings, Sculpture, and Craft Works.

    Edition: First printing.

    Fresno, California: Academy of California Church History, 1956. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A history of Mission Santa Ines, in the Santa Inez Valley in what is now the town of Solvang. It also describes early California mission life, and provides a brief history of events in Mexico and California that affected the missions. However, despite its claim to completeness, the Chumash revolt of 1824 is barely mentioned; in general this book praises the missions for their role in "civilizing" the Native Americans. The focus, however, is on the art which adorns the buildings with over 100 illustrations. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper and dated in 1957 by Father Irenaeus O'Sullivan, OFM, Cap., the superior of the Mission…

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    Fresno, California: Academy of California Church History, 1956. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A history of Mission Santa Ines, in the Santa Inez Valley in what is now the town of Solvang. It also describes early California mission life, and provides a brief history of events in Mexico and California that affected the missions. However, despite its claim to completeness, the Chumash revolt of 1824 is barely mentioned; in general this book praises the missions for their role in "civilizing" the Native Americans. The focus, however, is on the art which adorns the buildings with over 100 illustrations. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper and dated in 1957 by Father Irenaeus O'Sullivan, OFM, Cap., the superior of the Mission at the time this book was published, and the overseer of the restoration work. Frontispiece portrait of Francisco Garcia Diego, Notes, reading list, index. 323 pp

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    Condition: Fine in grey cloth binding with green stamped title to spine in a near fine dust jacket (price-clipped).

    Book ID: 86211
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  • BANKING ON BAGHDAD: Inside Iraq's 7,000-Year History of War, Profit, and Conflict. by Black, Edwin.
    Black, Edwin.
    BANKING ON BAGHDAD: Inside Iraq's 7,000-Year History of War, Profit, and Conflict.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New Jersey: John Wiley, 2004. First edition - This book 'chronicles the dramatic and tragic history of a land long the center of world commerce and conflict. Tracing the involvement of Western governments and militaries, as well as oil, banking, and other corporate interests in Iraq, Black reveals that today, just as throughout modern history, the world needs Iraq's resources-and remains committed to acquiring and protecting them. .. Black does not shy away from the uncomfortable truth that foreign governments, including our own, have playe a role in the Iraq we know today. He documents a long record of war profiteering...' As he comments at the end of the book 'the policymakers knew that what was at stake was…

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    New Jersey: John Wiley, 2004. First edition - This book 'chronicles the dramatic and tragic history of a land long the center of world commerce and conflict. Tracing the involvement of Western governments and militaries, as well as oil, banking, and other corporate interests in Iraq, Black reveals that today, just as throughout modern history, the world needs Iraq's resources-and remains committed to acquiring and protecting them. .. Black does not shy away from the uncomfortable truth that foreign governments, including our own, have playe a role in the Iraq we know today. He documents a long record of war profiteering...' As he comments at the end of the book 'the policymakers knew that what was at stake was more the freedom of a few million people in Iraq; it was the prize beneath their feet.' An important and very timely book, well-documented with very extensive notes and references (almost 75 pages). 449 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (a new copy)

    Book ID: 32146
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  • THE CITY BY THE BAY: A Magical Journey Around San Francisco. by Brown, Tricia and the Junior League of San Francisco; Illustrated by Elisa Kleven.
    Brown, Tricia and the Junior League of San Francisco; Illustrated by Elisa Kleven.
    THE CITY BY THE BAY: A Magical Journey Around San Francisco.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (1993) dj. Hardcover - San Francisco from the Golden Gate Bridge to Union Square, the cable cars, Chinatown, the Japanese Tea Garden, Mission Dolores, North Beach and more, fancifully illustrated with colorful collages by Elisa Kleven. Includes a brief chronology of the history of the city, and several pages of fun facts. Unpaginated, large almost square format. ISBN: 0-811802337.

    Condition: Fine in glossary illustrated boards in a very good dust jacket (creasing on back cover of dj).

    Book ID: 66338
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  • FIREFIGHT AT YECHON: Courage and Racism in the Korean War. by Bussey, Lt. Col. Charles M., Usa (Ret.)
    Bussey, Lt. Col. Charles M., Usa (Ret.)
    FIREFIGHT AT YECHON: Courage and Racism in the Korean War.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Brassey's / Macmillan, (1991.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A professional soldier's heartfelt story: Lt. Col. Bussey's personal account of racism and prejudice in the Korean War. He is a former Tuskegee airman, World War II combat fighter pilot and aims in this book to set the record straight about the performance of African American troops at Yechon. Illustrated with 16 black-and-white photographs. 264 pp. Map of Korean Peninsula and of the Pusan Perimeter on the front endpapers. ISBN: 0-080374484.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 56769
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  • Campbell, Tacie and Thomas J. Jr.
    GALENA'S DESOTO HOUSE 1853.

    Edition: 2nd edition.

    Galena, IL: Pilot House Perspectives, (1990.). Brochure recounting the story of a historic hotel, called in its heyday, when the lead mines in Galena were bustling, 'the largest hotel in the Northwest.' Illustrated with vintage photographs. Notes, 40 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in stiff stapled wrappers.

    Book ID: 39406
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  • THE BARBARY PLAGUE: The Black Death in Victorian San Francisco. by Chase, Marilyn.
    Chase, Marilyn.
    THE BARBARY PLAGUE: The Black Death in Victorian San Francisco.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Fascinating account of the story of the fight against the bubonic plague epidemic that hit San Francisco (first in Chinatown) between 1900 and 1905, and returned after the earthquake of 1906 and the efforts of Dr. Joseph Kinyoun, who was unsucessful, and later of Dr. Rupert Blue, who was sucessful in keeping the plague under control and limiting the number of deaths - but who was not able to stop it from escaping the city, where it crossed over to the wild population of squirrels and other ground rodents, and remains endemic in the Sierras and in the Southwest to this date. Selected as one of the best books…

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    New York: Random House, (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Fascinating account of the story of the fight against the bubonic plague epidemic that hit San Francisco (first in Chinatown) between 1900 and 1905, and returned after the earthquake of 1906 and the efforts of Dr. Joseph Kinyoun, who was unsucessful, and later of Dr. Rupert Blue, who was sucessful in keeping the plague under control and limiting the number of deaths - but who was not able to stop it from escaping the city, where it crossed over to the wild population of squirrels and other ground rodents, and remains endemic in the Sierras and in the Southwest to this date. Selected as one of the best books of 2003 by the San Francisco Chronicle Notes and bibliography. Illustrated with photographs, 276 pp. ISBN: 0-375-504966.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52555
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  • CALIFORNIA FAULT: Looking for the Spirit of a State Along the San Andreas. by Clarke, Thurston.
    Clarke, Thurston.
    CALIFORNIA FAULT: Looking for the Spirit of a State Along the San Andreas.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which tells the story of a journey down the San Andreas fault, "searching for the places and the people who could perhaps answer the provocative question: What is it like living in a place that no matter how beautiful, might suddenly, while you opened the cereal, combed your hair, or bathed the baby, strike you dead?" Recounts the histories of Wiyot Indians and their earthquake legends, investigates the conflict between California's logging industry and environmentalists, the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, visits Palm Springs and the Salton Sea and more. A mixture of sociology, history, personality, and seismology. Map, bibliography. 417 pp. ISBN: 0-345385667.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 76264
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  • SON OF THE MORNING STAR: Custer and the Little Bighorn. by Connell, Evan S.
    Connell, Evan S.
    SON OF THE MORNING STAR: Custer and the Little Bighorn.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    San Francisco: North Point Press, 1984. First edition - A very uncommon advance issue of this excellent nonfiction work on Custer. Cover illustration by Leonard Baskin. Bibliography. 424 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in gray wrappers (some toning to the spine and edges of covers.)

    Book ID: 50967
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  • BARN IN THE U.S.A. by Crittendon, Bob.
    Crittendon, Bob.
    BARN IN THE U.S.A.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Golden, CO: Fulcrum Publishing (2006). SIGNED first edition - A photographic tribute to historic barns of the West, from the California ghost town of Bodie, to New Mexico, Oregon, Colorado, Michigan, Illinois and more, based on several years of traveling and research. In addition to the photographs, this book also contains the history behind the barns, such as the round Fountain Grove Barn of Santa Rosa, California, which had been the site of a commune, and a sucessful winery for a while. SIGNED on the half title page. Oblong format. 104 pp. ISBN: 1-555915604.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 80454
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  • WOMEN ON THE MARGINS: THREE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY LIVES. by Davis, Natalie Zemon.
    Davis, Natalie Zemon.
    WOMEN ON THE MARGINS: THREE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY LIVES.

    Edition: First edition.

    Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1995. dj. Hardcover first edition - Based on Glikl's memoirs, Marie's autobiography and correspondence, and Maria's writings on entomology and botany, this reconstructs the stories of three 17th century women who were not noblewomen, but "living in the margins" - "Glikl bas Judah Leib was a merchant of Hamburg and Metz whose Yiddish autobiography blends folktales with anecdotes about her two marriages, her twelve children, and her business. Marie de l'Incarnation, widowed young, became a mystic visionary among the Ursuline sisters and cofounder of the first Christian school for Amerindian women in North America. Her letters are a rich source of information about the Huron, Algonquin, Montagnais, and Iroquois peoples of Quebec. Maria Sibylla…

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    Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1995. dj. Hardcover first edition - Based on Glikl's memoirs, Marie's autobiography and correspondence, and Maria's writings on entomology and botany, this reconstructs the stories of three 17th century women who were not noblewomen, but "living in the margins" - "Glikl bas Judah Leib was a merchant of Hamburg and Metz whose Yiddish autobiography blends folktales with anecdotes about her two marriages, her twelve children, and her business. Marie de l'Incarnation, widowed young, became a mystic visionary among the Ursuline sisters and cofounder of the first Christian school for Amerindian women in North America. Her letters are a rich source of information about the Huron, Algonquin, Montagnais, and Iroquois peoples of Quebec. Maria Sibylla Merian, a German painter and naturalist, produced an innovative work on tropical insects based on lore she gathered from the Carib, Arawak, and African women of Suriname." Photographs, extensive notes, index, 360 pp. ISBN: 0-674-95520.

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    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket. (price clipped)

    Book ID: 61335
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  • BULLS, BULLFIGHTING, AND SPANISH IDENTITIES. by Douglass, Carrie B.
    Douglass, Carrie B.
    BULLS, BULLFIGHTING, AND SPANISH IDENTITIES.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    Tucson: University of Arizona Press, (1999). A study of symbolism around bulls and bullfighting which is used to examine the broader anthropological issues of identity and nationhood. Discusses in some detail three regional feistas focused on the bull in different areas of the country - Bilbao, Sevilla and Pamplona. Illustrated. Notes, literature cited, index. xii 245 pp. ISBN: 0-816516529.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (faint remainder line)

    Book ID: 75430
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  • HEN FRIGATES: Wives of Merchant Captains under Sail. by Druett, Joan.
    Druett, Joan.
    HEN FRIGATES: Wives of Merchant Captains under Sail.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1998.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of the enterprising women who sailed on oceangoing merchant ships throughout the nineteenth century - an interweaving of first person accounts from letters and journals with Druett's narrative of sea journeys. Illustrated with photographs and line drawings. Includes an appendix listing the names of all such women who kept journals. Index. 274 pp. ISBN: 0-684-839687.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 51798
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  • BLACK FOLK THEN AND NOW: An Essay in the History and Sociology of the Negro Race. by Du Bois, W. E. Burghardt. (DuBois)
    Du Bois, W. E. Burghardt. (DuBois)
    BLACK FOLK THEN AND NOW: An Essay in the History and Sociology of the Negro Race.

    Edition: 4th printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1945.) dj. Hardcover - An addition to being a history of the African and African American people, this is a study of the cultures they created. Written essentially to refute the idea that "the Negro has no history." Despite being issued in multiple printings, this is surprisingly uncommon. Bibliography, index, ix, 401 pp.

    Condition: Very good+ in blue cloth in a fair only dust jacket (minor shelfwear to the boards, but the dj has tape reinforcement along both the top and the bottom and the front fold - still it is basically complete, and it did serve to protect the book itself.)

    Book ID: 52771
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  • BLACK FOLK THEN AND NOW: An Essay in the History and Sociology of the Negro Race. by Du Bois, W. E. Burghardt. (DuBois)
    Du Bois, W. E. Burghardt. (DuBois)
    BLACK FOLK THEN AND NOW: An Essay in the History and Sociology of the Negro Race.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1939.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An addition to being a history of the African and African American people, this is a study of the cultures they created. Written essentially to refute the idea that "the Negro has no history." Rather scarce in the first printing. Bibliography, index, ix, 401 pp.

    Condition: Very good+ in blue cloth in a poor dust jacket (previous owner's name and a stamp of the Bureau of Educational Research, Journal of Negro Education) Dust jacket has tide marks along the edges and the folds, several large chips at top edge, etc. Original price of 3.50 still present.

    Book ID: 52772
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  • INHERIT THE EARTH: A Social History, by Duffy, Maureen.
    Duffy, Maureen.
    INHERIT THE EARTH: A Social History,

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Hamish Hamilton, (1980.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Using parish records, county records and rate-payer lists, Duffy "has evoked with consummate clarity the lives of these long-dead, unimportant, yet essential people." - the Jarvisses of Essex - not rich or important, but 'everyman' whose livers were a microcosm of the events in the centuries they lived through. Illustrated with pen and ink drawings by Gavin Rowe, who also did the painting on the wraparound dust jacket.159 pp,. ISBN: 0-241-102057.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 45256
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  • Ehanamani (Allen Ross.)
    CRAZY HORSE: and The Real Reason for the Battle of the Little Big Horn

    Edition: 2nd printing. Trade paperback.

    Denver: Wiconi Waste (2001). SIGNED - INSCRIBED on title page and dated. Includes historical illustrations of trail and river maps. Dedication, preface, epilogue, appendices, bibliography. iv, 110 pp. ISBN: 0-962197785.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 54443
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  • WOMEN AND WAR. by Elshtain, Jean Bethke
    Elshtain, Jean Bethke
    WOMEN AND WAR.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    Sussex, UK: The Harvester Press, (1987.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A "philosopher and feminist demonstrates that the old myths - flattering to both men and women-will not do. They are defined by the reality of female bellicosity and sacrificial male love, and undermined by ambiguous issues-from the role of women in combat to the moral imperatives of just wars." Photographs, notes, index. 288 pp. ISBN: 0-7108-12388.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57595
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  • Ezorsky, Gertrude.
    RACISM & JUSTICE: The Case for Affirmative Action.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    London: Cornell University Press, (c.1992.). 140 pp with index. ISBN: 0-8014-99224.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 28507
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  • PIONEER CHURCH BEGINNINGS AND EDUCATIONAL MOVEMENTS IN CALIFORNIA: Comment on a California Church History. by Ferrier, William Warren
    Ferrier, William Warren
    PIONEER CHURCH BEGINNINGS AND EDUCATIONAL MOVEMENTS IN CALIFORNIA: Comment on a California Church History.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers. No hardcover edition.

    Berkeley, CA: Privately Printed, 1927. First edition - Introduction by J. C. Rowell, university archivist at Berkeley which states "This little book corrects serious errors in California histories.. . Although merely a comment on another book [The Presbyterian Church in California, 1849-1927 by E. A. Wicher], this book has been so written as not only to correct those mistakes but also to give a large amount of valuable information." Chapters include the Protestant Church Beginnings in San Francisco, Working Relations of Congregationalists and Presbyterians, Church Work Situation in San Francisco in 1848 and 1849, The College Idea Pioneers, The College of California and the Presbyterian Relation Thereto, Mills College and The First Public Schools, etc. 89 pp

    Condition: Very good in original brown wrappers (some light toning to pages). Uncommon, especially in this condition.

    Book ID: 55300
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  • FROM FORT HENRY TO CORINTH (The Army in the Civil War, Volume II) by Force, M.F.
    Force, M.F.
    FROM FORT HENRY TO CORINTH (The Army in the Civil War, Volume II)

    Edition: Subscription edition.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1885.). Hardcover - Frontispiece of Buell, with tissue guard. Maps. Index. Bound in the original quarter leather over marble boards, marbled endpapers. Spine lettered and decorated in gold, top edge gilt. vii, 204 pp.

    Condition: Exlibrary, but with relatively few markings and overall very good condition

    Book ID: 57622
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  • GEORGIANA: Duchess of Devonshire. by Foreman, Amanda.
    Foreman, Amanda.
    GEORGIANA: Duchess of Devonshire.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Random House, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - A biography of one of the most influential woman in the late 18th century Britain - "In 1774, at the age of seventeen, Georgiana achieved immediate celebrity by marrying one of England's richest and most influential aristocrats, the Duke of Devonshire. Launched into a world of wealth and power, she quickly became the queen of fashionable society, adored by the Prince of Wales, a dear friend of Marie-Antoinette, and leader of the most important salon of her time. . . but Georgiana's public success. . . concealed a personal life that was fraught with suffering. . . For over twenty years, the three lived together in a jealous and…

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    New York: Random House, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - A biography of one of the most influential woman in the late 18th century Britain - "In 1774, at the age of seventeen, Georgiana achieved immediate celebrity by marrying one of England's richest and most influential aristocrats, the Duke of Devonshire. Launched into a world of wealth and power, she quickly became the queen of fashionable society, adored by the Prince of Wales, a dear friend of Marie-Antoinette, and leader of the most important salon of her time. . . but Georgiana's public success. . . concealed a personal life that was fraught with suffering. . . For over twenty years, the three lived together in a jealous and uneasy mŽnage ˆ trois, during which time both women bore the Duke's children--as well as those of other men. Foreman's descriptions of Georgiana's uncontrollable gambling, all-night drinking, drug taking, and love affairs with the leading politicians of the day give us fascinating insight into the lives of the British aristocracy in the era of the madness of King George III, the American and French revolutions, and the defeat of Napoleon." Illustrated, chronology, notes, select bibliography, index. xx. 454 pp. Family tree on endpapers. ISBN: 0-375502947.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 64833
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  • GEORGIANA: Duchess of Devonshire. by Foreman, Amanda.
    Foreman, Amanda.
    GEORGIANA: Duchess of Devonshire.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Random House, (1998). A biography of one of the most influential woman in the late 18th century Britain - "In 1774, at the age of seventeen, Georgiana achieved immediate celebrity by marrying one of England's richest and most influential aristocrats, the Duke of Devonshire. Launched into a world of wealth and power, she quickly became the queen of fashionable society, adored by the Prince of Wales, a dear friend of Marie-Antoinette, and leader of the most important salon of her time. . . but Georgiana's public success. . . concealed a personal life that was fraught with suffering. . . For over twenty years, the three lived together in a jealous and uneasy mŽnage ˆ trois, during…

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    New York: Random House, (1998). A biography of one of the most influential woman in the late 18th century Britain - "In 1774, at the age of seventeen, Georgiana achieved immediate celebrity by marrying one of England's richest and most influential aristocrats, the Duke of Devonshire. Launched into a world of wealth and power, she quickly became the queen of fashionable society, adored by the Prince of Wales, a dear friend of Marie-Antoinette, and leader of the most important salon of her time. . . but Georgiana's public success. . . concealed a personal life that was fraught with suffering. . . For over twenty years, the three lived together in a jealous and uneasy mŽnage ˆ trois, during which time both women bore the Duke's children--as well as those of other men. Foreman's descriptions of Georgiana's uncontrollable gambling, all-night drinking, drug taking, and love affairs with the leading politicians of the day give us fascinating insight into the lives of the British aristocracy in the era of the madness of King George III, the American and French revolutions, and the defeat of Napoleon." Illustrated, chronology, notes, select bibliography, family tree, index. xx. 454 pp.

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    Condition: Very near fine (top corner slightly bumped)

    Book ID: 73667
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  • WHITE SUPREMACY: A Comparative Study in American and South African History. by Fredrickson, George M.
    Fredrickson, George M.
    WHITE SUPREMACY: A Comparative Study in American and South African History.

    Edition: First printing.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80319
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  • HAWAII PONO: A Social History. by Fuchs, Lawrence H.
    Fuchs, Lawrence H.
    HAWAII PONO: A Social History.

    Edition: First edition.

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    Condition: Very good in lightly soiled cream colored cloth, lacking the dust jacket.

    Book ID: 50578
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  • WAFFEN-SS: Hitler's Army at War. by Gilbert, Adrian.
    Gilbert, Adrian.
    WAFFEN-SS: Hitler's Army at War.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Da Capo Press, (2019) dj. Hardcover first edition - A comprehensive history of Hitler's infamous personal army, the military wing of Himmler's SS, which acquired a reputation for military excellence and also for atrocities against soldiers and civilians alike. Photographs, maps, appendices, notes, bibliography and index x, 496 pp. ISBN: 978-0306824654.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 85795
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