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Manual For The Use of the Legislature of the State of New York 1881

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Weed, Parsons and Company: 1881

Seller ID: 2190680

Condition: Good


Hinge weak but holding, boards rubbed. 1881 Hard Cover. Contains material useful for a politician or government worker. Includes the constitution of the United States, the constitution of New York, conduct of government business, information on government departments, and much more! View more info

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The Constitution of the United States of America and Selected Writings of the Founding Fathers

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Barnes & Noble: 2012

Seller ID: 2292350

ISBN: 1435139305

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 2012 Hard Cover. xi, 826 pp. This collection of classic works traces the founding of America, from the birth of our nation in the late 1760s to the creation of a more perfect union in the early 1800s. It celebrates the pursuit of life, liberty, and the freedoms that define America through the notable documents as well as significant writings and speeches by our Founding Fathers. View more info

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From Frontier to Plantation in Tennessee: A Study in Frontier Democracy (Southern Historical Publications No. 12)

By: Abernethy, Thomas Perkins

Price: $20.00

Publisher: University of Alabama Press: 1967

Seller ID: 1794227

Condition: Near Fine


Reprint. Near fine in very good jacket. Jacket spine faded, jacket price clipped. 1967 Hard Cover. xi, 392 pp. 8vo. Includes new preface by the author. Originally published in 1932. A political and sociological study of the early United States. Includes commentary on Andrew Jackson as a land speculator, Andrew Johnson as a politician, slavery, land legislation, and other important topics. Also includes several reproductions of maps from the time period, and charts detailing important data from 1772-1861. View more info

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Studies Military and Diplomatic, 1775-1865

By: Adams, Charles Francis

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Books for Libraries Press, Freeport: 1971

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2134860

Condition: Near Fine


1971 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. v, 424 pp. 8vo. 1971 reissue of 1911 original. Charles Francis Adams II (May 27, 1835 – May 20, 1915) was a member of the prominent Adams family. He served as a colonel in the Union Army during the American Civil War. After the war, he was a railroad regulator and executive, president, successively, of the Union Pacific Railroad, the Massachusetts Historical Society, and the American Historical Association. His writings and addresses both on problems of railway management and on historical subjects frequently gave rise to widespr... View more info

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The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America, God, and World Affairs

By: Albright, Madeleine

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2265815

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Bookplate signed by Albright without inscription affixed to front endpaper. 2006 Hard Cover. xii, 339, [1] pp. 8vo. Madeleine Albright, the former secretary of state and bestselling author of Madam Secretary, offers a thoughtful and often surprising look at the role of religion in shaping America’s approach to the world. Drawing upon her experiences while in office and her own deepest beliefs about morality, the United States, and the present state of world affairs, a woman noted for plain speaking offers her thoughts about the most controversial topics of our time. View more info

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Madam Secretary: A Memoir

By: Albright, Madeleine

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Miramax Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2287956

ISBN: 0786868430

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed on bookplate with inscription, Best wishes. Very minor surface tear on front jacket panel. Remainder mark. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiv, 562 pp. Albright proposes to combine the personal with policy in these memoirs, a sensible narrative strategy, considering her emblematic struggles as a working mother breaking through the glass ceiling of the foreign policy establishment to become U.N. ambassador and secretary of state. View more info

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In Our Defense: The Bill of Rights in Action

By: Alderman, Ellen; Kennedy, Caroline

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Bard: 1992

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2268755

ISBN: 0380717204

Condition: Near Fine


Remainder mark on page base, pages very faintly toned. 1992 Trade Paperback. 430 pp. The Bill of Rights defines and defends the freedoms we enjoy as Americans -- from the right to bear arms to the right to a civil jury. Using the dramatic true stories of people whose lives have been deeply affected by such issues as the death penalty and the right to privacy, attorneys Ellen Alderman and Caroline Kennedy reveal how the majestic principles of the Bill of Rights have taken shape in the lives of ordinary people, as well as the historic and legal significance of each amendment. In doing so, they s... View more info

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Nixon: Volume 1 - The Education of a Politician 1913-1962

By: Ambrose, Stephen E.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Simon and Schuster: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269216

Condition: Very Good


First edition. A couple small spots on page ridge, jacket a bit toned, ink gift note on front endpaper. 1987 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 752 pp. From acclaimed biographer Stephen E. Ambrose comes the life of one of the most elusive and intriguing American political figures, Richard M. Nixon. From his difficult boyhood and earnest youth to bis ruthless political campaigns for Congress and Senate to his defeats in '60 and '62, Nixon emerges life-size in all his complexity. Ambrose charts the peaks and valleys of Nixon's first fifty years -- his critical support as a... View more info

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Politics & Poetics (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Aristotle; Jowett, Benjamin & Butcher, S.H.; Kallen, Horace M.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1979

Seller ID: 2285623

Condition: Very Good


Edges and front and end matter lightly foxed. 1979 Full-Leather. xxi, [5], 331, [1] pp. Green full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Translated by Benjamin Jowett and S.H. Butcher, with an introduction by Horace M. Kallen and portraits by Leonard Baskin. Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC) was a Greek philosopher, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. His writings cover many subjects, including physics, metaphysics, poetry, theater, music, logic, rhetoric, politics, government, ethics, biology, and zoology. Together w... View more info

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The White Book: Evidence, Facts, Documents - Part I: Rightless in an Alien World; Part II: Espionage and Subversion under Cover of 'Human Rights' Campaign

By: Association of Soviet Lawyers; Smirnov, L.; Modjoryan, L.; Modrzhinskaya, E.; Bannov, B.; Gorshunova, Tatyana; Grace, Yevgenia

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Progress Publishers: 1981

Seller ID: 2205906

Condition: Very Good


Jacket lightly toned, 1/4 inch closed tear on front jacket edge. 1981 Hard Cover. 246, [2] pp. 8vo. A Cold War propaganda piece claiming the emigrants 'from the USSR to the capitalist world are oppressed and deprived of rights. It tells that freedom of the individual in the West means unemployment, social inequality, humiliation, and family tragedies. The book gives evidence of how imperialist special services make use of freedom of movement for ideological subversion and espionage against the USSR.KEYWORDS: POLITICS POLITICAL PROPAGANDA SOVIET RUSSIA RUSSIAN ESPIONAGE HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS ... View more info

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Believer: My Forty Years in Politics

By: Axelrod, David

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Penguin Press: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285509

ISBN: 1594205876

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. One-inch tear along bottom edge of front jacket flap. 2015 Hard Cover. 509 pp. David Axelrod has always been a believer. Whether as a young journalist investigating city corruption, a campaign consultant guiding underdog candidates against entrenched orthodoxy, or as senior adviser to the president during one of the worst crises in American history, Axelrod held fast to his faith in the power of stories to unite diverse communities and ignite transformative political change. Now this legendary strategist, the mastermind behind Barack Obama’s historic election campaigns, shares... View more info

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The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution (Enlarged Edition)

By: Bailyn, Bernard

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press: 1992

Seller ID: 2208547

ISBN: 0674443020

Condition: Very Good


Enlarged edition. Faint spot to bottom page ridge, minimal highlighting. 1992 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, 396 pp. A Pulitzer Prize-winning study of the political and philosophical foundations of the American Revolution. To the original text of what has become a classic of American historical literature, Bernard Bailyn adds a substantial essay, Fulfillment, as a Postscript. Here he discusses the intense, nation-wide debate on the ratification of the Constitution, stressing the continuities between that struggle over the foundations of the national governm... View more info

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An Inconvenient Book: Real Solutions to the World's Biggest Problems (Signed)

By: Beck, Glenn

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Threshold Editions: 2007

Seller ID: 2200168

ISBN: 1416552197

Condition: Near Fine


Signed by author without inscription on title page, certificate of authenticity bound in. 5th printing. 2007 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. 295 pp. The world is a mess. It seems that every time you turn around, there's another problem: Iran is developing nuclear capabilities. Public schools actually seem to be making our kids dumber. Charlie Sheen has a hit sitcom. Obesity is a national epidemic. The divorce rates is rising faster than gas prices. Did you hear me--Charlie Sheen has a hit sitcom! This just barely scratches the surface. Sadly, there's no shortage ... View more info

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Benedict's Treatise: Containing a Summary of the Jurisdiction, Powers and Duties of Justices of the Peace in the State of New York, Adapted to the Code of Procedure in Civil Cases, Also, A Practical Treatise on their Jurisdiction, Duties and Authority in Criminal Cases [with] 1861 Jury Summons

By: Benedict, J.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Alden, Beardsley & Co. / Wanzer, Beardsley & Co.: 1852

Seller ID: 2199440

Condition: Good


1861 Jury Summons laid in. Boards rubbed, endpapers and a few text pages foxed. 1852 Full-Leather. 745 pp. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6. Original beige leather, black & maroon leather spine panels, gilt titles & rules. A comprehensive overview of the duties of Justices of the Peace in New York State in the mid-nineteenth century. View more info

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The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom

By: Benkler, Yochai

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Yale: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2280082

ISBN: 0300110561

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An exceptional copy. 2006 Hard Cover. With the radical changes in information production that the Internet has introduced, we stand at an important moment of transition, says Yochai Benkler in this thought-provoking book. The phenomenon he describes as social production is reshaping markets, while at the same time offering new opportunities to enhance individual freedom, cultural diversity, political discourse, and justice. But these results are by no means inevitable: a systematic campaign to protect the entrenched industrial information economy of the last century threatens th... View more info

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Political Ideas in the Romantic Age: Their Rise and Influence on Modern Thought

By: Berlin, Isaiah; Hardy, Henry; Cherniss, Joshua L.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 2008

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2279558

ISBN: 069112695X

Condition: Near Fine


Second printing. Faint sticker residue on rear wrapper. 2008 Trade Paperback. lx, 292 pp. It is sometimes thought that the renowned essayist Isaiah Berlin (1909-1997) was incapable of writing a big book. But in fact he developed some of his most important essays--including Two Concepts of Liberty and Historical Inevitability--from a book-length manuscript that he intended to publish but later set aside. Published here for the first time, Political Ideas in the Romantic Age is the only book in which Berlin lays out in one continuous account most of his key insights about the history of ideas in... View more info

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The Constitution of the United States with the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation

By: Bernstein, R.B.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Fall River Press: 2002

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2286454

ISBN: 076072833X

Condition: Near Fine


2002 Small Hard Cover. 111, [1] pp. Included in this volume are the complete texts of the Constitution of the United States of America and its amendments; the Declaration of Independence; and the Articles of Confederation. The book also includes an insightful introduction by R. B. Bernstein, a chronology of important dates, and an index to the Constitution. View more info

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The Washington Embrace of Business (Benjamin F. Fairless Memorial Lectures)

By: Blough, Roger M.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Carnegie-Mellon University / Columbia University Press: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2275901

ISBN: 0915604035

Condition: Very Good


Inscribed, signed, and dated by author on front endpaper ('To Julian Street, With warm regards, Roger Blough, 12/23/75'). This would be Julian Street, Jr., as his father passed away in 1947. This volume was acquired along with a collection of other books from Street's personal library. Jacket toned. 1975 Hard Cover. 161, [3] pp. 8vo. An analysis of government regulation of businesses by the former Chairman of U.S. Steel, assessing specific historical examples and advocating for shared responsibility between corporations and government in guiding regulation. View more info

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A Strategy for Peace: Human Values and the Threat of War (One-Volume Edition)

By: Bok, Sissela

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Pantheon Books: 1989

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2290961

ISBN: 0394556704

Condition: Very Good


First thus. Owner blind stamp on front endpaper. 1989 Hard Cover. xvi, 202 pp. 8vo. Books one and two together in one volume. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sissela Bok, born 2 December 1934, is a Swedish-born philosopher and ethicist, the daughter of two Nobel Prize winners: Gunnar Myrdal who won the Economics prize with Friedrich Hayek in 1974, and Alva Myrdal who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1982. She received her B.A. and M.A. in psychology from George Washington University in 1957 and 1958, and her Ph.D. in philosophy from Harvard University in 1970. Formerly a Professor of Philosophy at Brandeis Univ... View more info

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We Can All Do Better

By: Bradley, Bill

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Vanguard Press: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2288335

ISBN: 1593157290

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author on bookplate pasted to half-title page without inscription. Top corners of jacket bumped. 2012 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiii, 191 pp. The eighteen-year New Jersey Senator, financial and investment adviser, Olympic and NBA athlete, national radio host, and bestselling author has lived in the United States as both political insider and outsider, national sports celebrity and behind-the-scenes confidante, leader and teammate. His varied experiences help to inform his unique and much-sought-after point of view on Washington and the c... View more info

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Time Present, Time Past: A Memoir

By: Bradley, Bill

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2288336

ISBN: 0679444882

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket spine head lightly bumped. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, 442 pp. A superb memoir that concludes with an exciting vision of what this country can be, Time Present, Time Past recounts a classic American journey. Former New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley speaks with affection about his small-town upbringing, traces the road he took through professional sports to public service, and vividly brings to life the world of a U.S. senator. View more info

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Time Present, Time Past: A Memoir

By: Bradley, Bill

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1996

Edition: 5th Printing

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2291129

ISBN: 0679444882

Condition: Near Fine


Fifth printing. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket spine head and spine base lightly bumped. Owner's (James C. Molesworth) library stamp on front free endpaper. A near fine copy in a near fine jacket. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, 442 pp. A superb memoir that concludes with an exciting vision of what this country can be, Time Present, Time Past recounts a classic American journey. Former New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley speaks with affection about his small-town upbringing, traces the road he took through professional sports to public service, and... View more info

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The Fourth President: A Life of James Madison

By: Brant, Irving

Price: $60.00

Publisher: The Bobbs-Merrill Company: 1970

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2265421

Condition: Near Fine


First thus. Spine ends lightly bumped. 1970 Hard Cover. [viii], 681, [3] pp. 8vo. A one-volume biography of the fourth president of the United States, adapted from the six-volume biography Brant spent twenty years writing. View more info

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First Women: The Grace and Power of America's Modern First Ladies

By: Brower, Kate Anderson

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Harper: 2016

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294529

ISBN: 0062439650

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket edges lightly bumped. 2016 Hard Cover. 380 pp. From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the groundbreaking backstairs look at the White House, The Residence, comes an intimate, news-making look at the true modern power brokers at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: the First Ladies, from Jackie Kennedy to Michelle Obama and Melania Trump. One of the most underestimated—and challenging—positions in the world, the First Lady of the United States must be many things: an inspiring leader with a forward-thinking agenda of her own; a savvy politician, skilled at navigating th... View more info

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Diplomacy and Foreign Courts

By: Buchanan, Meriel; Pares, Bernard

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers), Ltd.: 1928

Seller ID: 2283808

Condition: Good


First edition. Spine toned, front joint repaired, a few pages faintly foxed, ink name and date on front endpaper. 1928 Hard Cover. xii, 288 pp. 8vo. A history of British diplomacy by the daughter of the ambassador Sir George Buchanan, who served in various posts, and was present in Petrograd during the Russian Revolution. This work includes a full chapter on the event, as well as a chapter about Bolshevism. Includes an introduction by Sir Bernard Pares, a photographic frontispiece of Sir George Buchanan, and 15 photographic plates (some displaying multiple images). View more info

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The Bullitt Mission to Russia: Testimony before the Committee on Foreign Relations United States Senate by William C. Bullitt

By: Bullitt, William C.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: B.W. Huebsch, Inc.: 1919

Seller ID: 2293181

Condition: Good


2nd printing. Wrappers rubbed with minor loss from corners, title page faintly foxed. Newspaper article advertising book laid in. 1919 Trade Paperback. 151, [3] pp. pp. Two page terminal publisher ad. William C. Bullitt went to Russia on a confidential mission to arrange for an exchange of peace proposals with Lenin. This book explores how Lenin met the Allied proposals, how Lloyd George discussed the proposals and then denied knowledge of them, and how Bullitt's report of his trip was suppressed. Bullitt was the first U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union under FDR, after his dealings with Russ... View more info

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Sentimental Men: Mascultinity and the Politics of Affect in American Culture

By: Chapman, Mary & Hendler, Glenn

Price: $3.00

Publisher: University of California Press: 1999

Seller ID: 2202254

ISBN: 0520216229

Condition: Good


A bit curled. 1999 Trade Paperback. ix, 288 pp. The essays in this volume analyze a wide variety of cultural forms to demonstrate the centrality of masculine sentiment in American literary and cultural history from the early republic to the progressive era. Challenging the association of sentimentality exclusively with femininity in studies of American culture, the contributors analyze sentimentalism not just as a literary genre but as a structure of feeling manifested in many areas: temperance testimonials, begging letters, historiography, philanthropic performance, photography, portraiture, ... View more info

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Churchill's Grand Alliance: The Anglo-American Special Relationship 1940-57

By: Charmley, John

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Harcourt Brace & Company: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201919

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Light crease down front jacket flap, owner blind stamp on front endpaper, ink stamps following text appear to indicate date of acquisition and collection volume # of previous owner. 1995 Hard Cover. xv, 427 pp. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2. Black & white photographs. A companion history to the author's controversial book on Winston Churchill, Churchill: The End of Glory, offers a provocative revisionist account of the 'special relationship' between the U.S. and England during and after World War II. Tour. View more info

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Imperial Ambitions: Conversations on the Post-9/11 World (American Empire Project)

By: Chomsky, Noam

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Metropolitan Books: 2005

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 1795007

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. 2005 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 226 pp. In this first collection of interviews since the bestselling 9-11, our foremost intellectual activist examines crucial new questions of U.S. foreign policy. Timely, urgent, and powerfully elucidating, this important volume of previously unpublished interviews conducted by award-winning radio journalist David Barsamian features Noam Chomsky discussing America’s policies in an increasingly unstable world. With his famous insight, lucidity, and redoubtable grasp of history, Chomsky offers his views on th... View more info

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Inside Lebanon: Journey to a Shattered Land with Noam and Carol Chomsky

By: Chomsky, Noam; Chomsky, Carol; Kfoury, Assaf

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Monthly Review Press: 2007

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 1795005

ISBN: 1583671536

Condition: Near Fine


2007 Trade Paperback. 176 pp. This prescient and timely book documents Noam Chomsky's visit to Lebanon, in May 2006, to lecture on U.S. imperialism and the imminent crises facing the Middle East—two months before Israel orchestrated major military campaigns against Lebanon and Palestine. During his visit, he met with political leaders—including those of Hizbullah—toured refugee camps, and inspected a former Israeli prison and torture compound. Inside Lebanon describes Chomsky’s journey and situates it within the tragically altered context of Lebanon and Palestine before and after the w... View more info