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  • [Dubois, W.E.B.] McKissack, Patricia and Fredrick McKissack,

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Franklin Watts, 1990. dj. Hardcover first edition - A biography for older children and young adults of this lifelong activist for equal rights by these award winning writers. "DuBois, conducted a lifelong crusade to insure that every person, regardless of race, had all the rights, privileges, and freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States. The McKissacks reveal his frustration with the divisiveness within the movement and among its leaders, causing him to embrace the socialist movement and eventually to become a member of the Communist party. His self-exile to Ghana and becoming a citizen of that nation is briefly mentioned." Illustrated with black-and-white photographs. A title in the Impact Biographies Series. Appendix of the writings of DuBois, source notes, bibliography, index. 143 pp. ISBN: 0-531109399.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in a near fine unmarked dj.

    Book ID: 85973
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  • KEARNY RODE WEST by [Kearny. Stephen Watts, 1794 - 1848.]
    [Kearny. Stephen Watts, 1794 - 1848.]

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Putnam, (1971.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of the 1846 expedition to California led by Colonel Stephen Watts Kearny, written for older children and young adults. Often overshadowed by his more flamboyant contempories - John Charles Fremont, Kit Carson, Senator Thomas Hart Benson - this is an attempt to restore Kearny to the place in history which he deserves, as a man who, in his quiet way, did more than anyone else to expand the United States to the Pacific. A title in the American Battles and Campaigns series, Earl Schenck Miers, General Editor. Index. 190 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated boards in a very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 55301
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    Wirt, Mildred A.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Cupples & Leon Company, (1940.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The eighth title (and last one listed) in the series "Mystery Stories for Girls" - a rather uncommon book by the author of the original Nancy Drew books. Set in Florida, in the Everglades and at a small beach town, this feautures a girl working for a naturalist for the summer. Glossy frontispiece. 203 pp plus 7 pp of the first chapter from 'The Runaway Caravan,' the first in another Wirt series of books called Trailer Stories for Girls.

    Condition: Very good+ in orange cloth with navy lettering in a good dust jacket (dust jacket lists just 7 titles). Gift inscription on the illustrated front endpapers in the box provided for this, usual light toning to pages, chip to upper front corner of dj, slight loss at ends of spine, but overall a clean and tight book in an attractive dust jacket and uncommon thus.

    Book ID: 47849
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