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  • HIGH COUNTRY WOMEN: Pioneers of Yosemite National Park. by Enss, Chris.
    Enss, Chris.
    HIGH COUNTRY WOMEN: Pioneers of Yosemite National Park.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Helena, Montana: Riverbend, (2013). SIGNED first edition - The story of women's role in shaping the history of Yosemite National Park - including Clare Hodges, the nation's first woman park ranger; Jessie Fremont, who campaigned to protecting Yosemite from development; Florence Hutchings, backcountry explorer who had a mountain and lake named after her; Sally Dutcher and Elizabeth Pershing, in 1875 and 1876 the first women to climb Half Dome; Ta-bu-ce, a Paiute who lived in the traditional way; and more. Illustrated with photographs. SIGNED on the title page. Afterword by climber Beth Rodden. Bibliography, endnotes, index. 119 pp. ISBN: 978-1606390689.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (upper corner bumped).

    Book ID: 68666
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  • A GROUP OF FAMOUS LEADERS IN AMERICAN HISTORY. by Hawkins, May S,
    Hawkins, May S,
    A GROUP OF FAMOUS LEADERS IN AMERICAN HISTORY.

    Edition: First edition.

    Boston: D.C. Heath & Co., (1926.). Hardcover first edition - Rather uncommon book of biographies of those who were influential in American history, written for older children, and designed to be used in schools. Illustrated throughout with photographs. Divided into four sections based on the changing needs of the United States, from the first section which focuses on the birth of the country to the last which focuses on the 20th century. Included in Part 1: William Bradfrod, Lord Baltimore, Thomas Hooker, William Penn, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton; Part 2: John Marshall, Andrew Jackson, Robert Fulton, Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, Eli Whitney, Samuel Morse, Stephen Douglas; Part 3: Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Clara Barton,…

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    Boston: D.C. Heath & Co., (1926.). Hardcover first edition - Rather uncommon book of biographies of those who were influential in American history, written for older children, and designed to be used in schools. Illustrated throughout with photographs. Divided into four sections based on the changing needs of the United States, from the first section which focuses on the birth of the country to the last which focuses on the 20th century. Included in Part 1: William Bradfrod, Lord Baltimore, Thomas Hooker, William Penn, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton; Part 2: John Marshall, Andrew Jackson, Robert Fulton, Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, Eli Whitney, Samuel Morse, Stephen Douglas; Part 3: Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Clara Barton, John A Logan, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Cyrus Hall McCormick, James Russell Lowell, Henry Ward Beecher and in Part 4: Frances Elizabeth Willard, Andrew Carnegie, Horace Mann, Theodore Roosevelt, Grover Cleveland, Woodrow Wilson, Thomas Edison. Questions at the end of each selection.Index, 448 pp.

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    Condition: Good in light gold and blue cloth with black lettering. Some minor wear and rubbing to the covers, prev owner's name, a few stray pencil marks (presumably from a teacher who used this.) Sturdy binding,

    Book ID: 40282
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  • THE FUTURE OF PEACE: On the Front Lines with the World's Great Peacemakers by Hunt, Scott A.
    Hunt, Scott A.
    THE FUTURE OF PEACE: On the Front Lines with the World's Great Peacemakers

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - In this journey around the globe, we encounter true heroes including the Dalai Lama; Jane Goodall; the famed dissident of Burma, Aung San Suu Kyi; and Oscar Arias of Costa Rica, who share their historic struggles and show us how to find optimism in the face of anguish, and compassion in the place of animosity. Despite the optimism expressed by these leaders, peace seems ever more elusive in the modern world. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Foreword by Ela Gandhi. Notes, index. xiii, 368 pp. ISBN: 0-062517414.

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

    Book ID: 63522
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  • THE FUTURE OF PEACE: On the Front Lines with the World's Great Peacemakers by Hunt, Scott A.; Foreword by Ela Gandhi.
    Hunt, Scott A.; Foreword by Ela Gandhi.
    THE FUTURE OF PEACE: On the Front Lines with the World's Great Peacemakers

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, (2002) dj. Hardcover first edition - In this journey around the globe, we encounter true heroes including the Dalai Lama; Jane Goodall; the famed dissident of Burma, Aung San Suu Kyi; and Oscar Arias of Costa Rica, who share their historic struggles and show us how to find optimism in the face of anguish, and compassion in the place of animosity. Despite the optimism expressed by these leaders, peace seems ever more elusive in the modern world. Foreword by Ela Gandhi. Notes, index. xiii, 368 pp. ISBN: 0-062517414.

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

    Book ID: 63712
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  • SOME WENT WEST. by Johnson, Dorothy M.
    Johnson, Dorothy M.
    SOME WENT WEST.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dood, Mead, and Company, (1965) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which describes some of the many ways in women made their way West - some were captured by Indians - like Cynthia Ann Parker, assimilated to the Comanche tribe after being captured as a child, was later recaptured by U.S. soldiers who killed her Comanche husband and separated her forever from her sons. Others went to work, like missionary Mary Richardson Walker or to marry, some to accompany their husbands like Elizabeth Custer, some were adventurers, like Molly Slade, fiercely loyal to her ruthless husband, and some were rebels. Among the other women whose stories are told in this book are the German sisters, Isabella…

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    New York: Dood, Mead, and Company, (1965) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which describes some of the many ways in women made their way West - some were captured by Indians - like Cynthia Ann Parker, assimilated to the Comanche tribe after being captured as a child, was later recaptured by U.S. soldiers who killed her Comanche husband and separated her forever from her sons. Others went to work, like missionary Mary Richardson Walker or to marry, some to accompany their husbands like Elizabeth Custer, some were adventurers, like Molly Slade, fiercely loyal to her ruthless husband, and some were rebels. Among the other women whose stories are told in this book are the German sisters, Isabella Bird, Electa Plummer, Dr. Bethenia Owens-Adair and more. Illustrated with photographs, Bibliography, index. 180 pp.

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    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dust jacket (a bit of wear to the ends of the spine of the dj)

    Book ID: 84783
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  • TALES OF LOVE AND HATE IN OLD SAN FRANCISCO. by Robbins, Millie.
    Robbins, Millie.
    TALES OF LOVE AND HATE IN OLD SAN FRANCISCO.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (1971) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "The Seven Deadly Sins in San Francisco" - includes scandalous and intriguing real-life stories, from Sarah Winchester and her "Mystery House," to the downfall of early film star Fatty Arbuckle, and the unsolved case of Mrs. Leland Stanford's death from strychnine poisoning, Robert Louis Stevenson and Fannie Osborne, and many more. The author was the society editor of the San Francisco Chronicle for many years. SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper. Illustrated. Index. 200 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (price-clipped, tear to lower edge of front cover of dj, some rubbing to folds).

    Book ID: 84814
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  • FAMOUS AMERICAN NEGRO POETS. by Rollins, Charlemae.
    Rollins, Charlemae.
    FAMOUS AMERICAN NEGRO POETS.

    Edition: Fourth printing.

    New York: Dodd, Mead, (1965.) dj. Hardcover - Illustrated with photographs and designed to appeal to young people, this book contains short biographies and poetic samples of 12 African American writers, including Arna Bontemps, Francis E. W. Harper, Gwendolyn Brooks, Dunbar and Hughes. A title in the Famous Biographies for Young People series. Bibliography, index. 95 pp.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket. (Uncommon in this condition)

    Book ID: 56170
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  • Shuerger, Michele and Schwager, Tina.
    COOL WOMEN, HOT JOBS - and How You Can Go For It Too.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Minneapolis: Free Spirit Publishing, (2003.). SIGNED - 'Profiles twenty-two women and the jobs they do- from choreographer to FBI agent- describing their education- duties- personality traits- and other factors in their career success- and gives specific ways to determine one's own future work.' Photographs, index. 277 pp. ISBN: 1575421097).

    Condition: SIGNED by both authors inside front cover. Fine (a new copy)

    Book ID: 30368
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