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  • WRITINGS ON THE WALL: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White. by Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem and Raymond Obstfeld.
    Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem and Raymond Obstfeld.
    WRITINGS ON THE WALL: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Liberty - Time, Inc, (2016.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book of essays in which Abdul-Jabbar "uses his unique blend of erudition, street smarts and authentic experience on the country's seemingly irreconcilable partisan divide - both racial and political, parenthood, and his own experiences as an athlete, African-American, and a Muslim. . . he also offers keen assessments of and solutions to problems such as racism in sports while speaking candidly about his experiences on the court and off." SIGNED by Adbu-Jabbar on the title page. Index. 242 pp. ISBN: 978-1618931719.

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

    Book ID: 72357
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  • JUMPING AT SHADOWS: The Triumph of Fear and the End of the American Dream. by Abramsky, Sasha.
    Abramsky, Sasha.
    JUMPING AT SHADOWS: The Triumph of Fear and the End of the American Dream.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Nation Books, (2017) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A look at the science and psychology behind fear-based politics: "Why is an unarmed young black woman who knocks on a stranger's front door to ask for help after her car breaks down perceived to be so threatening that he shoots her dead? Why do we fear infrequent acts of terrorism more far more common acts of violence? Why does a disease like Ebola, which killed only a handful of Americans, provoke panic, whereas the flu--which kills tens of thousands each year--is dismissed with a yawn?. . . a journey through a divided nation, where everything from immigration to disease, gun control to health care has become fodder…

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    New York: Nation Books, (2017) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A look at the science and psychology behind fear-based politics: "Why is an unarmed young black woman who knocks on a stranger's front door to ask for help after her car breaks down perceived to be so threatening that he shoots her dead? Why do we fear infrequent acts of terrorism more far more common acts of violence? Why does a disease like Ebola, which killed only a handful of Americans, provoke panic, whereas the flu--which kills tens of thousands each year--is dismissed with a yawn?. . . a journey through a divided nation, where everything from immigration to disease, gun control to health care has become fodder for fearmongers and conspiracists, . . . exposing deeply ingrained strains of racism, classism, and xenophobia within our culture, as well as our growing susceptibility to the toxic messages of demagogues." SIGNED and dated on the title page. Index. 324 pp. ISBN: 978-1568585192.

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

    Book ID: 74071
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  • THE CASE OF THE SLEEPING PEOPLE (Finally Awakened By Little Rock School Frustrations) by Alford, Dale, MD and L'Moore Alford.
    Alford, Dale, MD and L'Moore Alford.
    THE CASE OF THE SLEEPING PEOPLE (Finally Awakened By Little Rock School Frustrations)

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    Little Rock, ArkansasL Pioneer Press (1959). First edition - A book based on speeches delivered by Dale Alford in his successful eight-day campaign for Congress as a Democratic write-in candidate from the Fifth District of Arkansas. Alford was a segregationist and a member of the Little Rock school board, who opposed the forced racial integration of the schools. Errata slip laid in. xvii, 142 pp.

    Condition: Very good in printed black wrappers with "advance copy for review" on front cover. An uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 77445
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  • VIETNAM PERSPECTIVEs, Volume 1, Number 2, November 1965. by American Friends of Vietnam
    American Friends of Vietnam
    VIETNAM PERSPECTIVEs, Volume 1, Number 2, November 1965.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: American Friends of Vietnam, Inc. 1965. First edition - Pro Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) academic journal, with articles including George Tanham's "The Communist challenge in the provinces;" Charles Joiner's "Administration and political warfare in the highlands;" "Asian Leaders Speak" and "Why New Zealand aids South Vietnam." 56 pp.

    Condition: Very good in red and black printed stapled wrappers.

    Book ID: 55356
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  • SEX FOR AMERICA: Politically Inspired Erotica. by [Anthology, signed] Elliott, Stephen, editor. Lydia Millet and Charlie Jane Anders, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Elliott, Stephen, editor. Lydia Millet and Charlie Jane Anders, signed.
    SEX FOR AMERICA: Politically Inspired Erotica.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: HarperPerennial, 2008. SIGNED first edition - A collection of 25 short stories, cartoons and illustrations centered around sex and politics. Contributors include Steve Almond, Jonathan Ames, Charlie Anders, Jami Attenberg, Nick Flynn, James Frey, Avital Gad-Cykman, Daphne Gottlieb, Liz Henry, Keith Knight, Tsaurah Litzky, Lydia Millet, Mistress Morgana, Rick Moody, Vanessa Norton, Susan O'Doherty, Eric Orner, Peter Orner, Michelle Richmond, Jerry Stahl, Anthony Swofford, Michelle Tea, and Alison Tyle. SIGNED by THREE authors: by the editor Stephen Elliott on the title page, and signed by Lydia Millet at her story "Desert Shield" and by Charlie Jane Anders at "Transfixed, Helpless and Out of Control." Illustrated. Notes on contributors. xiii, 270 pp

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (stray ink line on outside edge of textblock).

    Book ID: 74996
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  • SEX FOR AMERICA: Politically Inspired Erotica. by [Anthology, signed] Elliott, Stephen, editor. Lydia Millet and Charlie Jane Anders, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Elliott, Stephen, editor. Lydia Millet and Charlie Jane Anders, signed.
    SEX FOR AMERICA: Politically Inspired Erotica.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: HarperPerennial, 2008. SIGNED first edition - A collection of 25 short stories, cartoons and illustrations centered around sex and politics. Contributors include Steve Almond, Jonathan Ames, Charlie Anders, Jami Attenberg, Nick Flynn, James Frey, Avital Gad-Cykman, Daphne Gottlieb, Liz Henry, Keith Knight, Tsaurah Litzky, Lydia Millet, Mistress Morgana, Rick Moody, Vanessa Norton, Susan O'Doherty, Eric Orner, Peter Orner, Michelle Richmond, Jerry Stahl, Anthony Swofford, Michelle Tea, and Alison Tyle. SIGNED by THREE authors: inscribed by the editor Stephen Elliott on the title page, and signed by Lydia Millet at her story "Desert Shield" and by Charlie Jane Anders at "Transfixed, Helpless and Out of Control." Illustrated. Notes on contributors. xiii, 270 pp

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 72380
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  • BOSS RUEF'S SAN FRANCISCO: The Story of the Union Labor Party, Big Business and the Graft Prosecution. by Bean, Walton
    Bean, Walton
    BOSS RUEF'S SAN FRANCISCO: The Story of the Union Labor Party, Big Business and the Graft Prosecution.

    Edition: Trade paperback (later printing.)

    Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, (c 1952.). Originally published in 1952, and winner of the Commonwealth Club of California;s gold medal for non-fiction, this is a dramatic story of political graft, of the man who symbolized it, and of the reformers who exposed Ruef. Illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. 345 pgs.

    Condition: Very good condition.

    Book ID: 20237
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  • YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR. by Beinhart, Larry.
    Beinhart, Larry.
    YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, (1988) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's second novel (his first won the Edgar) set in 1984 with Reagan as President but with a fictional cabinet. Features private investigator Tony Casella. 379 pp. ISBN: 0-688-066135.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 60657
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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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  • FIRST LADIES. by Breslin, Catherine.
    Breslin, Catherine.
    FIRST LADIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: McGraw-Hill, (1987) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel about politics and about two very different political wives, one a recovering alcoholic and the other a ruthless "dragon lady." In the 1980 presidential election neither candidate wins a majority in the Electoral College and the selection of a chief executive is deadlocked in the House. When the Vice President is sworn in, his wife becomes the temporary first lady. Meanwhile the wife of the Republican contender feels that the position has been stolen. 429 pp. ISBN: 0-070076480.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (some toning to edges of textblock and pages)

    Book ID: 78339
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  • LITTLE GREEN MEN. by Buckley, Christopher.
    Buckley, Christopher.
    LITTLE GREEN MEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1999). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's fourth novel, set in the strange land of Washington, D.C., "a millennial comedy of manners about aliens and pundits . . . and how much they have in common." SIGNED on the title page. 300 pp plus author's note. ISBN: 0-679452931.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81882
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  • BOOMSDAY. by Buckley, Christopher.
    Buckley, Christopher.
    BOOMSDAY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Twelve/ Warner, (2007). Hardcover first edition - A satirical suggestion for solving the problems of social security and more by this author who has been described as "the quintessential political novelist of his time" (according to Fortune magazine) winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor, and as "one of the funniest writers in the English language." (Tom Wolfe). A popular blogger proposes that the government provide incentives for the Baby Boomers - everyone over 75 - to commit suicide. 318 pp. ISBN: 978-0446579810.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated boards with cutout on front cover, no dust jacket as issued. (light toning to pages)

    Book ID: 84694
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  • REPORTING: An Inside View. by Cannon, Lou.
    Cannon, Lou.
    REPORTING: An Inside View.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    Sacramento: California Journal Press, (1977). First edition - A look at how the press worked in the post-Watergate era - among other things, it describes the relationship between reporters and politicians both in California and in Washington D.C. Bibliography, index. ix, 308 pp. ISBN: 0-930302133.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 77945
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  • BEFORE I SAY GOOD-BYE. by Clark, Mary Higgins. (1927-2020)
    Clark, Mary Higgins. (1927-2020)
    BEFORE I SAY GOOD-BYE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2000). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A psychological thriller, a story of treachery and deceit, in which a sinister psychic manipulates a congress candidate by claiming to be in contact with her husband, who was presumed killed when his new cabin cruiser blew up in New York Harbor. SIGNED on the title page. 332 pp. . ISBN: 0-684835983.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82681
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  • SPEAKING OF HILLARY: A Reader's Guide to the Most Controversial Woman in America. by [Clinton, Hillary Rodham] Flinn, Susan K., editor.
    [Clinton, Hillary Rodham] Flinn, Susan K., editor.
    SPEAKING OF HILLARY: A Reader's Guide to the Most Controversial Woman in America.

    Edition: First printing.

    Ashland, Oregon: White Cloud Press, (2000) dj. Hardcover first edition - A balanced collection of essays on and by Hillary Clinton on her social, political and personal life. Contributors include Christopher Hitchens, Dee Dee Myers, Susan Faludi, Walter Shapiro, Katha Pollitt, Maureen Dowd, Henry Lewis Gates, Ellen Goodman, Anna Quindlen, and many more. includes bibliography, 311 pp. ISBN: 1-883991-34X.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket(closed tear to upper edge of dj at side of spine)

    Book ID: 61332
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  • HILLARY'S CHOICE. by [Clinton, Hillary Rodham] Sheehy, Gail.
    [Clinton, Hillary Rodham] Sheehy, Gail.
    HILLARY'S CHOICE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1999) dj. Hardcover first edition - An in-depth biography of the former First Lady, New York Senator and now presidential candidate that attempts to answer the question "why does she stay with him." Lynn Sher commented "With firsthand knowledge and first-rate reporting, Gail Sheehy meticulously peels back the layers of this woman we have so barely understood: revered and reviled First Lady, vunerable First Victim, flawed tactician, inspired candidate. You cannot know Hillary Rodham Clinton without reading this book." Photographs, notes, index. xv, 389 pp. ISBN: 0-375-503447.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 62982
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  • CRANSTON: The Senator from California. by [Cranston, Alan] Fowle, Eleanor, Foreword by Wallace Stegner.
    [Cranston, Alan] Fowle, Eleanor, Foreword by Wallace Stegner.
    CRANSTON: The Senator from California.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Rafael, CA: Presido Press, (1980) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Biography of this influential - and decent - senator by his sister. INSCRIBED by Cranston on the front endpaper to Janet and Sonny Salter (former mayor of Beverly Hills, CA and co-founder of Happy Trails Camps for children with cancer) and also SIGNED by the author and dated in the year of publication. Foreword by Wallace Stegner. Photographs. Index .xi, 282 pp. ISBN: 0-891411046.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 63792
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  • BLACK SUNSHINE. by Date, S. V.
    Date, S. V.
    BLACK SUNSHINE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "A gleefully iconclastic tale of two competitive brothers in Florida politics," SIGNED on the title page. 309 pp. ISBN: 0-399149465.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61051
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  • SMOKEOUT. by Date, S. V.
    Date, S. V.
    SMOKEOUT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His third novel - "From the darkly comic mind of a veteran Florida journalist comes a riotous look at politics, big money and human unpredictibility." SIGNED on the title page. 226 pp. ISBN: 0-399146490.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61052
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  • THE ASSASSINATION OF LUMUMBA. by De Witte, Ludo.
    De Witte, Ludo.
    THE ASSASSINATION OF LUMUMBA.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York & London: Verso, (2001.) dj. Hardcover - In June 1960, the former Belgian Congo won its independence; on January 17. 1961, the first democratically elected prime minister of the Republic of the Congo, and a pioneer of African unity, was murdered. Using official sources and first hand accounts, this book attempts to "unravel the appalling mass of lies, hypocrisy and betrayals that have surrounded accounts of the assassination" and reveals a "network of complicity from the CIA to the Belgian government." In fact, this book has prompted the Belgian government to establish an official commission to inquire into the assassination. Translated from the Dutch by Ann Wright and Renee Fenby. Photographs, extensive notes, bibliography, chronology, index. xxi, 224 pp. ISBN: 1859846181.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 54066
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  • LOST HONOR. by Dean, John W. III.
    Dean, John W. III.
    LOST HONOR.

    Edition: First printing.

    Los Angeles: Stratford Press, (1982.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "The rest of the story" recounted in Dean's first book, 'Blind Ambition.' Continues his discussion of Watergate and the fall of Richard Nixon, his speculation on the identity of 'Deep Throat,' his efforts to regain a normal lfe after being released from prison and more. SIGNED on the title page. Index. 370 pp. ISBN: 0-936906-1514.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 47433
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  • Dellums, Ronald V. and H. Lee Halterman
    LYING DOWN WITH LIONS: A Public Life from the Streets of Oakland to the Halls of Power.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    Boston: Beacon Press, (2000.). First edition - Autobiography of the African American Congressman - one of the most radical and progressive congressman in the second half of the 20th century - who was first elected in 1971 and served until 1998 - "a book on social change and working as an outsider on the inside." 210 pp. plus photographs.

    Condition: Very near fine in printed yellow and black wrappers. An uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 34541
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  • [Douglas, Helen Gahagan] Scobie, Ingrid Wither
    CENTER STAGE: HELEN GAHAGAN DOUGLAS, a Life

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Oxford University Press, 1992. dj. Hardcover first edition - Biography of the woman who was an actress, opera singer, Democratic National Committee woman and Congresswoman - and the target of Nixon's smear campaign in the 50's - but also the story of all woman who had to balance her public and private lives. Photographs, notes, index. 369 pp. ISBN: 0-19-5068963.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 4854
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  • MINORITY REPORT: What Has Happened to Blacks, Hispanics, American Indians, and Other Minorities in the Eighties by Dunbar, Leslie W., editor.
    Dunbar, Leslie W., editor.
    MINORITY REPORT: What Has Happened to Blacks, Hispanics, American Indians, and Other Minorities in the Eighties

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Pantheon, (1987). Essays which look at the effective disenfranchisement of some of the country's poorest citizens under Ronald Reagan. Contributors include Vine DeLoria Jr, William Jules Wilson, Charles V. Hamilton and others. Updated edition with a new preface. Footnotes at the end of each essay, index, notes on contributors. xvii, 236 pp. ISBN: 0-394725131.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 79256
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  • NIGERIA: Breaking the Stranglehold of the Neocolonial Elites: An Appeal to the People by Egbezor, Uchendu.
    Egbezor, Uchendu.
    NIGERIA: Breaking the Stranglehold of the Neocolonial Elites: An Appeal to the People

    Edition: First printing, a slim trade paperback.

    Leeds, UK: Iroko Press, (1996.). SIGNED first edition - A study of the politics and government , armed forces and economic conditions since 1960. Foreword by Kunle Olajide of the Nigerian Patriotic Front (NPF). Egbezor begins by quoting Chinua Achebe "The trouble with Nigeria is simply and squarely a failure of leadership. Warmly INSCRIBED by the author on the first page and dated in the year of publication. Bilbiography. 64 pp. ISBN: 0-952911604.

    Condition: Very good+ in glossy red and black wrappers (crease to upper corner of front cover.) Very uncommon.

    Book ID: 40090
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  • THE LIMITS OF PRIVACY. by Etzioni, Amitai.
    Etzioni, Amitai.
    THE LIMITS OF PRIVACY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Basic Books (Perseus), (1999.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A different look at one of the most important - and threatened - American rights: one in which the right to privacy is balanced against concern for public safety and health. Extensive notes, index. 280 pp. ISBN: 0-465040896.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 41773
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  • THE EMPTY SLEEVE: A Biography of Lucius Fairchild by [Fairchild, Lucius] Ross, Sam.
    [Fairchild, Lucius] Ross, Sam.
    THE EMPTY SLEEVE: A Biography of Lucius Fairchild

    Edition: First printing.

    Madison, WI: State Historical Society of Wisconsin for the Wisconsin Civil War Centennial Commission, 1964. dj. Hardcover first edition - Biography of the "the one-armed evangel of Radical Republicanism", a forty-niner in California, a hero of the Civil War at Gettysburg, chairman of the Cherokee 'outlet' commission and Governor of Wisconsin. Photographs, map. Extensive bibliographical notes and notes, index. x, 291 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (prev owner's name, some rubbing and minor wear to the dj.)

    Book ID: 64681
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  • Fitzgerald, Frances.
    WAY OUT THERE IN THE BLUE:Reagan, Star Wars, and the End of the Cold War.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Another book by the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Fire in the Lake." Author uses Star Wars to show a new perspective on Ronald Reagan both as a president and as a man. 592 pp. with glossary, notes, bibliography, and index. ISBN: 0-684-844168.

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

    Book ID: 26565
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  • THE SCANDAL PLAN: Or: How to Win the Presidency by Cheating on Your Wife. by Folman, Bill.
    Folman, Bill.
    THE SCANDAL PLAN: Or: How to Win the Presidency by Cheating on Your Wife.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a wild satire on political campaigns: A candidate will go to outrageous lengths to land the American presidency, but things get out of hand. SIGNED on the title page. . 448 p. ISBN: 0-06-144765X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 45611
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  • Francis, Dick
    10 LB PENALTY.

    Edition: First American edition.

    New York: Putnam, 1997. dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery set in the world of horse racing, but also, in this case a coming of age story of a young man whose main ambition is to be an amateur steeplechase jockey, while his father's ambition is to become prime minister. ISBN: 0-399-143025.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 22707
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