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  • JOHN ADAMS: Farmer From Braintree, Champion Of Independence. by [Adams, John, 1735-1826] Blackburn, Joyce.
    [Adams, John, 1735-1826] Blackburn, Joyce.
    JOHN ADAMS: Farmer From Braintree, Champion Of Independence.

    Edition: First printing.

    Waco, Texas: Word Books, (1970) dj. Hardcover first edition - A title in the 'People You Should Know Series' written for students in the middle grades - an account of one of the founding fathers of the American Republic and second President of the US. Illustrated with drawings by David Cunningham. 149 pp.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 87943
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  • TERRORISM: The Reference Shelf, Volume 58, Number 3. by Anzovin, Steven, editor.
    Anzovin, Steven, editor.
    TERRORISM: The Reference Shelf, Volume 58, Number 3.

    Edition: Trade paperback original.

    New York: The H. W. Wilson Company 1986. First edition - A title in the Reference Shelf - a series which compiles essays, addresses and excerpts from books on current issues and social trends in the United States and other countries. This includes sections on the terrorism in the modern world, mismanaging terrorism and fighting back. Among the contributors are George P. Schultz, Thomas L. Friedman, Ted Koppel and more. Bibliography. 192 pp. ISBN: 0-824207254.

    Condition: Very near fine in blue wrappers with white lettering.

    Book ID: 78381
    Keywords: History: USA
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  • Archer, Jules.
    RAGE IN THE STREETS: Mob Violence in America.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - Covers uprisings from the Boston Massacre preceding the American Revolution to the Los Angeles riots of 1992. Written for older children and young adults, full-page illustrations at the beginning of each chapter by Lydia Hess. Focus is on the causes of such uprisings: intolerance, legal decisions, racial hatred, labor unrest, etc. Index. 175 pages. Large format. ISBN: 0-15-2776915.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 20400
    Keywords: History: USA
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  • THROUGH THE GREAT CITY: Impressions of Megalopolis. by Bailey, Anthony.
    Bailey, Anthony.
    THROUGH THE GREAT CITY: Impressions of Megalopolis.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Macmillan, (1967) dj. Hardcover first edition - An informal and entertaining look at urban planning, highways and infrastructure in the Northeast of the US. This corridor is often considered not just as several cities but as a megalopolis - and Bailey is interested in exploring just what that means. The author drove from Boston to Washington, D.C. visiting friends along the way, and talking to people about what is happening - he visited MIT which was working on a high speed transportation system, cities like Providence, RI and unique areas like the NJ Pine Barrens, took a trip on the Hudson in Lawrence Rockefeller's motor cruiser, visited with Lewis Mumford, and talked to real estate agents and…

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    New York: Macmillan, (1967) dj. Hardcover first edition - An informal and entertaining look at urban planning, highways and infrastructure in the Northeast of the US. This corridor is often considered not just as several cities but as a megalopolis - and Bailey is interested in exploring just what that means. The author drove from Boston to Washington, D.C. visiting friends along the way, and talking to people about what is happening - he visited MIT which was working on a high speed transportation system, cities like Providence, RI and unique areas like the NJ Pine Barrens, took a trip on the Hudson in Lawrence Rockefeller's motor cruiser, visited with Lewis Mumford, and talked to real estate agents and small town administrators. Map frontispiece. Bibliography, index. 276 pp. Map endpapers.

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    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 84605
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  • FLEETING MOMENTS: Nature and Culture in American History. by Barth, Gunther.
    Barth, Gunther.
    FLEETING MOMENTS: Nature and Culture in American History.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A study which "identifies fleeting moments of concord between nature and culture in the course of American history. During the search for the Wilderness Passage, the progress of the Lewis and Clark expedition, and the building of park cemeteries and big city parks, Americans realized that nature was not merely a force to be reckoned with, not merely a resource to be exploited, but also an integral component of their lives. Through the engineering of nature and culture in the urban environment, the energetic attempts to conserve large-scale nature in the United States emerged as an offspring of the big city." INSCRIBED (in French) on the title page by the author. Sources, notes, index. 220 pp. ISBN: 0-195062965.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some wear/damage to the lower edge of the bottom board and to the fold of the rear flap of the dj, but otherwise tight and clean.) Uncommon signed.

    Book ID: 65074
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  • MULTIPLE EXPOSURE: An American Ambassador's Unique Perspective on East-West Issues. by Beam, Jacob D.
    Beam, Jacob D.
    MULTIPLE EXPOSURE: An American Ambassador's Unique Perspective on East-West Issues.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (1978) dj. Hardcover first edition - "The author was at or near the center of diplomatic events during the post-World War II years as the superpowers swung from cold war to their cautious approach to co-existence or detente" - he was the charge at the US embassy in Moscow at the time of Stalin's death, involved in granting asylum to Cardinal Mindszenty in Budapest, and witnessed the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1968. Bibliography, index. 317 pp. ISBN: 0-393075192.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73301
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  • FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY: The History and Legacy of Animal Rights Activism in the United States. by Beers, Diane L.
    Beers, Diane L.
    FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY: The History and Legacy of Animal Rights Activism in the United States.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Athens, OH: Swallow Press / Ohio University Press, (2006). First edition - A book which examines how the cause of animals rights has shaped and reshaped itself as it has evolved within the broader social context of the shift from an industrial to a postindustrial society. Today there are thousands of organizations which lobby and educate the public on issues concerning the rights and treatment of nonhumans. Photographs. Extensive notes, bibliography. xvi, 294 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 83343
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  • THE IMPERIAL CRUISE: A Secret History of Empire and War. by Bradley, James.
    Bradley, James.
    THE IMPERIAL CRUISE: A Secret History of Empire and War.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2009) dj. Hardcover first edition - "Bradley traces a 1905 voyage to Asia by Roosevelt's emissary William Howard Taft, who negotiated a secret agreement in which America and Japan recognized each other's conquests of the Philippines and Korea. (Roosevelt's flamboyant, pistol-packing daughter Alice went along to generate publicity, and Bradley highlights her antics.) Each port of call prompts a case study of American misdeeds: the brutal counterinsurgency in the Philippines; the takeover of Hawaii by American sugar barons; Roosevelt's betrayal of promises to protect Korea, which greenlighted Japanese expansionism and thus makes him responsible for Pearl Harbor. Bradley explores the racist underpinnings of Roosevelt's policies and paradoxical embrace of the Japanese as Honorary…

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    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2009) dj. Hardcover first edition - "Bradley traces a 1905 voyage to Asia by Roosevelt's emissary William Howard Taft, who negotiated a secret agreement in which America and Japan recognized each other's conquests of the Philippines and Korea. (Roosevelt's flamboyant, pistol-packing daughter Alice went along to generate publicity, and Bradley highlights her antics.) Each port of call prompts a case study of American misdeeds: the brutal counterinsurgency in the Philippines; the takeover of Hawaii by American sugar barons; Roosevelt's betrayal of promises to protect Korea, which greenlighted Japanese expansionism and thus makes him responsible for Pearl Harbor. Bradley explores the racist underpinnings of Roosevelt's policies and paradoxical embrace of the Japanese as Honorary Aryans. Bradley's critique of Rooseveltian imperialism is compelling but unbalanced." Maps, photographs, notes, index. Map endpapers. 387 pp. ISBN: 9780316008952.

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

    Book ID: 62138
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  • Brogan, D.W.
    THE AMERICAN CHARACTER

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Time Incorporated, 1962.

    Condition: VG

    Book ID: 10189
    Keywords: History: USA
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  • THE AMERICAN CONSCIENCE. by Burlingame, Roger (1889-1967)
    Burlingame, Roger (1889-1967)
    THE AMERICAN CONSCIENCE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1957. dj. Hardcover first edition - From a search for religious freedom, to independence, slavery, abolition, the frontier and prohibition, the end of the American dream and more, this is a "panorama of three centuries of American behavior, seen through the moral judgments of the people upon themselves." Bibliography, index. 420, xv p.

    Condition: Very good in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering on the spine in a fair only dust jacket with overall edgewear, toning to interior.

    Book ID: 82140
    Keywords: History: USA
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  • DISSENT: The Radicalization of the Republican Party and Its Capture of the Court by Calmes, Jackie.
    Calmes, Jackie.
    DISSENT: The Radicalization of the Republican Party and Its Capture of the Court

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Boston: Twelve, (2021) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which focuses on the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court - but also looks at it as part of a larger story of the Republican Party's move to the right. Illustrated with full color photographs. Notes, index. xv, 477 pp. ISBN: 978-1538700792.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (a few corners creased)

    Book ID: 88455
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  • CLOSE TO SHORE: A True Story of Terror in an Age of Innocence. by Capuzzo, Michael.
    Capuzzo, Michael.
    CLOSE TO SHORE: A True Story of Terror in an Age of Innocence.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Broadway Books, (2001.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Fascinating account of the events of the summer of 1916, when a rogue great white shark attacked swimmers along the NJ shore - and even a mile from the coast in a creek - killing three adults and one boy, and leaving another badly injured, triggering mass hysteria & launching the most extensive shark hunt in history. While modern science now tells us that shark attacks are exceedingly rare and limited to just a few species, and it is still undecided on whether or not the concept of a "rogue shark" is accurate, these events helped inspire Peter Benchley's classic novel (and movie),"Jaws" . The story of the shark's…

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    New York: Broadway Books, (2001.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Fascinating account of the events of the summer of 1916, when a rogue great white shark attacked swimmers along the NJ shore - and even a mile from the coast in a creek - killing three adults and one boy, and leaving another badly injured, triggering mass hysteria & launching the most extensive shark hunt in history. While modern science now tells us that shark attacks are exceedingly rare and limited to just a few species, and it is still undecided on whether or not the concept of a "rogue shark" is accurate, these events helped inspire Peter Benchley's classic novel (and movie),"Jaws" . The story of the shark's attacks is juxtaposed against a picture of America in the late Edwardian age, at the beginning of a period of rapid change, both culturally and technologically, an America not yet committed to participating in the war in Europe, but on the verge. Map, sources, bibliography. Illustrated endpapers. 317 pp,. ISBN: 0-767904133.

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    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61811
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  • Christianson, Scott.
    WITH LIBERTY FOR SOME: 500 Years of Imprisonment in America.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Northeastern University Press, (1998.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - INSCRIBED on the title page "For -- educator extraordinaire, world traveler, lady of the manor and friend." and dated in 1999. A sweeping history of imprisonment in the United States in all its forms -convict transport to colonies, indentured servants, slaves, military conscripts as well as prisons and jails - and one that looks at the paradox of a country which sanctifies individual liberties as it continues to build prisons at a rate unmatched in the world. It looks at the connection between incarceration and slavery, and includes personal stories of keepers and prisoners. Cover praise from former New York governor Mario Cuomo who called this book "Eloquent,…

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    Boston: Northeastern University Press, (1998.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - INSCRIBED on the title page "For -- educator extraordinaire, world traveler, lady of the manor and friend." and dated in 1999. A sweeping history of imprisonment in the United States in all its forms -convict transport to colonies, indentured servants, slaves, military conscripts as well as prisons and jails - and one that looks at the paradox of a country which sanctifies individual liberties as it continues to build prisons at a rate unmatched in the world. It looks at the connection between incarceration and slavery, and includes personal stories of keepers and prisoners. Cover praise from former New York governor Mario Cuomo who called this book "Eloquent, incisive and deeply disturbing, this book tells what imprisonment has meant in the American experience. ... Those who value justice, freedom and equality under law should take heed." Extensive notes, selected bibliography, index. xix, 394 pp. ISBN: 1555533647.

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    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 39722
    Keywords: History: USA, slavery
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  • HONORABLE EXIT: How a Few Brave Americans Risked All to Save Our Vietnamese Allies at the End of the War by Clarke, Thurston.
    Clarke, Thurston.
    HONORABLE EXIT: How a Few Brave Americans Risked All to Save Our Vietnamese Allies at the End of the War

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (2019) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which begins with "describing the iconic photograph of the Fall of Saigon: desperate Vietnamese scrambling to board a helicopter evacuating the last American personnel from Vietnam. It is an image of U.S. failure and shame. Or is it? By unpacking the surprising story of heroism that the photograph actually tells, Clarke launches into a narrative that is an important corrective to the historical record. For what is less known is that during those final days, scores of Americans - diplomats, businessmen, soldiers, missionaries, contractors, and spies - risked their lives to assist their current and former translators, drivers, colleagues, neighbors, friends, and even perfect strangers in escape. By…

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    New York: Doubleday, (2019) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which begins with "describing the iconic photograph of the Fall of Saigon: desperate Vietnamese scrambling to board a helicopter evacuating the last American personnel from Vietnam. It is an image of U.S. failure and shame. Or is it? By unpacking the surprising story of heroism that the photograph actually tells, Clarke launches into a narrative that is an important corrective to the historical record. For what is less known is that during those final days, scores of Americans - diplomats, businessmen, soldiers, missionaries, contractors, and spies - risked their lives to assist their current and former translators, drivers, colleagues, neighbors, friends, and even perfect strangers in escape. By the time the last U.S. helicopter left Vietnam on April 30, 1975, these righteous Americans had helped to spirit 130,000 South Vietnamese to U.S. bases in Guam and the Philippines." Photographs, notes, bibliography, index. xii, 430 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 978-0385539647.

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    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 86405
    Keywords: History: USA
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  • ILLEGAL: How America's Lawless Immigration Regime Threatens Us All. by Cohen, Elizabeth F.
    Cohen, Elizabeth F.
    ILLEGAL: How America's Lawless Immigration Regime Threatens Us All.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Basic Books, (2020) dj. Hardcover first edition - An explanation of how the American immigration system ran off the rails and a proposal for a plan to reform it. Our current crisis has roots in early twentieth century white nativist politics, which began to reemerge in the 1980s. Since then, ICE and CBP have acquired bigger budgets and more power than any other law enforcement agency. This book argues how essential it is to reign in the powers of the current immigration regime and revive saner approaches based on existing law - otherwise we are all at risk. Notes, index. 261 pp. ISBN: 978-1541699847.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 85801
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  • DILEMMAS OF DEMOCRACY: Readings in American Government. by Collier, Peter, editor.
    Collier, Peter, editor.
    DILEMMAS OF DEMOCRACY: Readings in American Government.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1976). Includes readings from Richard Hofstadter, Richard Harris, Joe McGinnis, Jessica Mitford, the Watergate tapes, Lewis Wolfson, Studs Terkel, Dave Dellinger and much more. Footnotes, 385 pp. ISBN: 0-155176501.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 77386
    Keywords: History: USA
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  • WACO RISING: David Koresh, the FBI, and the Birth of America's Modern Militias. by Cook, Kevin.
    Cook, Kevin.
    WACO RISING: David Koresh, the FBI, and the Birth of America's Modern Militias.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2023) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which traces today's 'patriot' movement back to the spark that ignited it - the FBI's two month siege of Koresh and the Branch Davidians in 1993. Illustrated with photographs. Index. 273 pp. ISBN: 978-1250840523.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (corner of one leaf dog-eared)

    Book ID: 88452
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  • THE WATCHMAN'S RATTLE: Thinking Our Way Out of Extinction. by Costa, Rebecca D.
    Costa, Rebecca D.
    THE WATCHMAN'S RATTLE: Thinking Our Way Out of Extinction.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Vanguard, (2010) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book which is described as part history, part social science, part biology. Costa uses "todays news to demonstrate how accelerating complexity quickly outpaces that rate at which the human brain can develop new capabilities.. . the tendency to find a quick solutions- leads to frightening long term consequence: Societys ability to solve its most challenging, intractable problems becomes gridlocked, progress slows, and collapse ensues." Foreword by Edward O. Wilson. SIGNED on the half title page. Notes, index. xvii, 346 pp. ISBN: 978-1593156053.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (as new, but tanning to edges of textblock)

    Book ID: 78670
    Keywords: History: USA
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  • Davis, David Brion, editor.
    ANTE-BELLUM REFORM.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Harper & Row, 1967. A selection of papers, by authors including Martin Duberman, Lee Benson, John Thomas, Davis, and others, looking at different aspects of the topic. A title in the 'Interpretations of American History' series.

    Condition: Very good.

    Book ID: 23697
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  • DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT HISTORY. by Davis, Kenneth C.
    Davis, Kenneth C.
    DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT HISTORY.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Avon, (1991.). Everything you need to know about American history but never learned. Selected readings, index. 462 pp. ISBN: 0-380-712520.

    Condition: Very good (usual light toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 53193
    Keywords: History: USA
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  • BRILLIANT BEACONS: A History of the American Lighthouse. by Dolin, Eric Jay.
    Dolin, Eric Jay.
    BRILLIANT BEACONS: A History of the American Lighthouse.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Liveright / Norton, (2016). First edition - "The most comprehensive history of American lighthouses ever written. . ; Set against the backdrop of an expanding nation, [it] traces the evolution of Americas lighthouse system, highlighting the political, military, and technological battles fought to illuminate the nations hardscrabble coastlines." Illustrated with photographs throughout. Includes lists of lighthouse organizations, museums, endnotes and a select bibliography. xv, 514 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers (crease to corner of back cover)

    Book ID: 67366
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  • WE ARE LINCOLN MEN: Abraham Lincoln And His Friends. by Donald, David Herbert.
    Donald, David Herbert.
    WE ARE LINCOLN MEN: Abraham Lincoln And His Friends.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2003.) dj. Hardcover - An examination of Lincoln's close friendships by this Pulitzer Prize winning biographer - and an exploration of their role in shaping Lincoln's career. Photographs. Notes, index. 269 pp. ISBN: 0-743254686.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (previous owner's name.)

    Book ID: 40904
    Keywords: History: USA
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  • NOT FREE AMERICA: What Your Government Doesn't Want You to Know. by Donovan, Mike.
    Donovan, Mike.
    NOT FREE AMERICA: What Your Government Doesn't Want You to Know.

    Edition: First printing.

    Forefront Books, (2020) dj. Hardcover first edition - A "call to all Americans to take back our constitutional freedoms and break free of 'our abusive relationship with our government.' [A] groundbreaking work on behalf of personal liberties has made him an object of fascination on both the Right and the Left." Endnotes. 218 pp. ISBN: 978-1948677660.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 86238
    Keywords: History: USA
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  • THE UNITED STATES-MEXICO BORDER: A Politico-Economic Profile. by Fernandez, Raul A.
    Fernandez, Raul A.
    THE UNITED STATES-MEXICO BORDER: A Politico-Economic Profile.

    Edition: First printing.

    Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press, (1977) dj. Hardcover first edition - A provocative study of the development and changes in the borderlands between Mexico and the US. While not a history of this area, the discussion is chronological. Maps and tables. Notes, index. 174 pp. ISBN: 0-268019142.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (some short closed tears to the dj, sunning to the spine).

    Book ID: 71792
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  • Folsom, Franklin.
    DAYS OF ANGER, DAYS OF HOPE: A Memoir of the League of American Writers, 1937-1942.

    Edition: First printing.

    Niwot, CO: University Press of Colorado, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - Franklin Folsom, executive secretary to the League of American Writers for five of its seven years of often controversial activity, brings to life a time when writers became aware of the threats of fascism, and recalls vigorous efforts of many great U.S. writers to rescue from European concentration camps their anti-Nazi colleagues. Founded during the tense, pre-war period of the 1930s, the League sought to promote intellectual and political freedom worldwide. With photos of League members, bibliography and index. 376 pgs. ISBN: 0-87081-3323.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 19796
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  • THE STORY OF AMERICAN FREEDOM. by Foner, Eric.
    Foner, Eric.
    THE STORY OF AMERICAN FREEDOM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - Since the beginning, freedom has been both a promise of America and a battleground - this book looks at how the idea of freedom has influenced American history from pre-Revolutionary days through the Civil War, the Cold War, the civil rights era, and the rebirth of conservatism. Illustrated with photographs. Extensive notes, index. xxii, 422 pp. ISBN: 0-393-046656.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 58688
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  • CRASH COURSE: From the Good War to the Forever War. by Franklin, H. Bruce
    Franklin, H. Bruce
    CRASH COURSE: From the Good War to the Forever War.

    Edition: First printing.

    New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, (2018). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book which traces the history of the United States as a military power from the end of World War II to today by a former Air Force navigator and intelligence officer. It "is essential reading for anyone who wonders how America ended up where it is today: with a deeply divided and disillusioned populace, led by a dysfunctional government, and mired in unwinnable wars. It also finds startling parallels between Americas foreign military exploits and the equally brutal tactics used on the home front to crush organized labor, antiwar, and civil rights movements." INSCRIBED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Photographs, notes, index. 313 pp. ISBN: 978-1978800915.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. Publisher's material laid in.

    Book ID: 78572
    Keywords: History: USA, military
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  • REMAKING AMERICA. by Franklin, Jay (pseudonym of John Franklin Carter, 1897-1967)
    Franklin, Jay (pseudonym of John Franklin Carter, 1897-1967)
    REMAKING AMERICA.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1942 dj. Hardcover first edition - "A new streamlined America is being built to meet the world of tomorrow". A book writen as the US was coming out of the Depression and before it was actively involved in World War II - focuses on the years from 1932-1940 with information on dam building, soil conservation, the TVA, the CCC project, etcs. Map endpapers. CCC Projects: Great Depression: T.V.A. Jay Franklin is a pseudo for John Franklin Carter. Illustrated with Farm Security Administration photographs. xvi, 287 pp.

    Condition: Good only in a good dustjacket (underlining in book, dj is price-clipped, has paper reinforcemtnt on inside of dj)

    Book ID: 79303
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  • Frazier, Thomas R.
    THE PRIVATE SIDE OF AMERICAN HISTORY: Readings in Everyday Life

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1975.

    Condition: G (covers bent)

    Book ID: 10151
    Keywords: History: USA
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  • Goetzmann, William.
    NEW LANDS, NEW MEN: America and the Second Great Age of Discovery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1986.). Hardcover first edition - His third and final volume on the study on science and the exploration of the American West that he began with his Pulitzer prize-winning 'Exploration and Empire' and continued in 'Army Exploration in the American West.' This volume has a wider focus, influenced in part by the United State's current global power - in this book, he covers over two centuries - from the 17th to the 19th - as he examines scientific development on an international scale, relating advances in Europe to the American scene, and showing how the explorations of Europeans affected the growth of the American West and the work of American scientists, explorers, and artists.…

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    New York: The Viking Press, (1986.). Hardcover first edition - His third and final volume on the study on science and the exploration of the American West that he began with his Pulitzer prize-winning 'Exploration and Empire' and continued in 'Army Exploration in the American West.' This volume has a wider focus, influenced in part by the United State's current global power - in this book, he covers over two centuries - from the 17th to the 19th - as he examines scientific development on an international scale, relating advances in Europe to the American scene, and showing how the explorations of Europeans affected the growth of the American West and the work of American scientists, explorers, and artists. Includes several 'portfolios' of art. Bibliographical notes, index. 524 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-670810681.

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    Condition: Very near fine in gray boards with a white cloth spine, lacking the dj (remainder line.0

    Book ID: 37496
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