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Views of the New York World's Fair [NY Worlds Fair in Pictures]

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Quality Art Novelty Company, Inc.: 1939

Seller ID: 2043548

Condition: Good


Wrappers loose but included, wrappers rubbed. 1939 Stapled Binding. 48 pp. A collection of black & white photographs depicting the famous 1939 World's Fair held in New York City. View more info

Image for Work and Win: An Interesting Weekly for Young America -- Fred Fearnot In New Orleans or, Up Against the Mafia by Hal Standish (New York, February 13, 1903, No. 219)

Work and Win: An Interesting Weekly for Young America -- Fred Fearnot In New Orleans or, Up Against the Mafia by Hal Standish (New York, February 13, 1903, No. 219)

By: N/A

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Frank Tousey: 1903

Seller ID: 2208479

Condition: Fair


Front and rear wrappers loose from binding but included, three-inch tear to rear wrapper, edges heavily rubbed. 1903 Stapled Binding. 28 pp. The story of Fred Fearnot In New Orleans or, Up Against the Mafia by Hal Standish.KEYWORDS: MAGAZINES PERIODICALS EPHEMERA WORK WIN AMERICANA AMERICAN HISTORY View more info

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Floods and High Water, 1936: Pennsylvania's Greatest Flood Disaster in Pictures

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Telegraph Press: 1936

Seller ID: 2265079

Condition: Very Good


Front wrapper creased, edges lightly rubbed. 1936 Soft Cover. Unpaginated. A collection of black-and-white photographs of the Pittsburgh flood of 1936. On March 17 and 18, 1936, the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania witnessed the worst flood in its history when flood levels peaked at 46 feet (14 m). This flood became known as The Great St. Patrick’s Day flood, and also affected other areas of the Mid-Atlantic on both sides of the Eastern Continental Divide. View more info

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The March of Democracy, in Two Volumes: The Rise of the Union; From Civil War to World Power

By: Adams, James Truslow

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200163

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Lightly rubbed. 1933 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Complete in two volumes. xvi, 428; xix, 438. 8vo. Original beige cloth, gilt titles, red rules. This two volume set, covering from the colonial period through World War I, is the first edition of Adams's work, which he later expanded to include as many as seven volumes. View more info

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The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope

By: Alter, Jonathan

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 2007

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2202494

Condition: Near Fine


First paperback printing. Remainder mark on page base. 2007 Trade Paperback. 414 pp. This is the story of a political miracle -- the perfect match of man and moment. Franklin Delano Roosevelt took office in March of 1933 as America touched bottom. Banks were closing everywhere. Millions of people lost everything. The Great Depression had caused a national breakdown. With the craft of a master storyteller, Jonathan Alter brings us closer than ever before to the Roosevelt ... View more info

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Theodore Roosevelt (The American Presidents Series)

By: Auchincloss, Louis; Schlesinger, Arthur M. (Editor)

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Times Books / Henry Holt and Company: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1949619

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Ink name on front endpaper. 2002 Hard Cover. xvi, 155 pp. 8vo. An intimate portrait of the first president of the 20th century. The American century opened with the election of that quintessentially American adventurer, Theodore Roosevelt. Louis Auchincloss's warm and knowing biography introduces us to the man behind the many myths of Theodore Roosevelt. From his early involvement in the politics of New York City and then New York State, we trace his celeb... View more info

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Newspaper Boy

By: Barker, Thomas B.

Price: $7.95

Publisher: CreateSpace: 2011

Seller ID: 1673749

Condition: Fine


Brand new from author. 2011 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 94pp. Travel to the 1950's with Tom Barker as he takes you on his Rollfast Bicycle for a ride back in time when the minimum wage was $1 an hour, a stamp cost 3 cents and a newspaper was a nickel. Tom takes you on a visit to the lost world of the delivery of the mighty newspaper by an army of teens. Learn how hundreds of newspaper carriers got the latest news, fashion, sports, and a... View more info

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Dark Invasion: 1915, Germany's Secret War and the Hunt for the First Terrorist Cell in America

By: Blum, Howard

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Harper: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269095

ISBN: 006230755X

Condition: Fine


First edition. A fine copy. 2014 Hard Cover. xvii, 474 pp. Combining the pulsating drive of Showtime's Homeland with the fascinating historical detail of such of narrative nonfiction bestsellers as Double Cross and In the Garden of Beasts, Dark Invasion is Howard Blum’s gritty, high-energy true-life tale of German espionage and terror on American soil during World War I, and the NYPD Inspector who helped uncover the plot—the basis for the film to be produced by and s... View more info

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Tales of the Nineties

By: Boylan, John P.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Privately Printed: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274280

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, page ridges lightly foxed, address label on front endpaper. 1952 Hard Cover. 137 pp. These tales are woven around the days when the telephone was in its infancy. They depict the sturdy characters of half a century ago, when floaters and snow birds roamed the country; when the gang foreman occasionally enforced discipline with his two bare fists; when the absence of an Engineering Department, the Construction Department improvised many crude inno... View more info

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Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age

By: Boyle, Kevin

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276364

ISBN: 0805071458

Condition: Near Fine


Fist edition. Faint smudge to top page ridge, ink name on front endpaper. 2004 Hard Cover. 415 pp. An electrifying story of the sensational murder trial that divided a city and ignited the civil rights struggle. In 1925, Detroit was a smoky swirl of jazz and speakeasies, assembly lines and fistfights. The advent of automobiles had brought workers from around the globe to compete for manufacturing jobs, and tensions often flared with the KKK in ascendance and violence ris... View more info

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America's Queen: The Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

By: Bradford, Sarah

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 2001

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2268749

ISBN: 0141002204

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Spine and front wrapper creased. 2001 Trade Paperback. x, 500 pp. Black & white photographs. Acclaimed biographer Sarah Bradford explores the life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the woman who has captivated the public for more than five decades, in a definitive portrait that is both sympathetic and frank. With an extraordinary range of candid interviews—many with people who have never spoken in such depth on record before—Bradford offers new insights ... View more info

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Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63

By: Branch, Taylor

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Touchstone / Simon & Schuster: 1989

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2273425

ISBN: 0671687425

Condition: Near Fine


A nice copy. 1989 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 1064 pp. In volume one of his America in the King Years, Pulitzer Prize winner Taylor Branch gives a masterly account of the American civil rights movement. Hailed as the most masterful story ever told of the American civil rights movement, Parting the Waters is destined to endure for generations. Moving from the fiery political baptism of Martin Luther King, Jr., to the corridors of Ca... View more info

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Leading the Way: Eastman and Oral Health

By: Brayer, Elizabeth

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Meliora Press / University of Rochester Press: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2267893

ISBN: 1580463118

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. This copy was presented to a doctor who presented at University of Rochester's Centennial Celebration, by the director of advancement at Eastman Institute of Oral Health, who has written a lengthy gift note on the front endpaper. 2009 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 201, [5] pp. 8vo. A history of the Eastman Dental Center, illustrated with black-and-white photographs. 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: $18.00

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

Seller ID: 1538083

Condition: Good


2nd printing. Wrappers rubbed, title page faintly foxed. Newspaper article advertising book laid in. 1919 Trade Paperback. 151 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 wa... View more info

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Herbert Hoover: A Public Life (The Library of the Presidents)

By: Burner, David

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1996

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2274907

Condition: Fine


Publisher's insert and blank bookplate laid in. 1996 Full-Leather. xii, 433, [3] pp. 8vo. Original brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, ribbon marker bound in. A biography of the 31st President of the United States of America, who became unpopular enough during the Great Depression that the makeshift towns constructed by workers in search of jobs were referred to as Hoovervilles. In many ways, though, he was dealt a poor hand, and some of the ... View more info

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The Crosswinds of Freedom (The American Experiment III [Volume 3]) (The Leather Bound Library of Easton Press Signed First Editions)

By: Burns, James MacGregor

Price: $70.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2277194

Condition: Fine


First edition. Publisher's blank bookplate laid in. 1989 Full-Leather. xi, [1], 864, [4] pp. 8vo. Burgundy full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. A Pulitzer Prize winner's 'immensely readable' history of the United States from FDR's election to the final days of the Cold War (Publishers Weekly). The Crosswinds of Freedom is an articulate and incisive examination of the United States during its rise to beco... View more info

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Decision Points

By: Bush, George W.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Crown Publishers: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2270429

ISBN: 0307590615

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 2010 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 497 pp. In this candid and gripping account, President George W. Bush describes the critical decisions that shaped his presidency and personal life. George W. Bush served as president of the United States during eight of the most consequential years in American history. The decisions that reached his desk impacted people around the world and defined the times in which we ... View more info

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Means of Ascent: The Years of Lyndon Johnson

By: Caro, Robert A.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Vintage Books: 1991

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2201945

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Pages lightly toned. 1991 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xxxiv, 522 pp. Robert A. Caro's life of Lyndon Johnson, which began with the greatly acclaimed The Path to Power, also winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, continues -- one of the richest, most intensive and most revealing examinations ever undertaken of an American President. In Means of Ascent the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer/historian, chronicler al... View more info

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The Passage of Power (The Years of Lyndon Johnson Volume 4)

By: Caro, Robert A.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201372

ISBN: 0679405070

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine head and foot slightly pushed. Near Fine. 2012 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xix, 712 pp. 8vo. Book Four of Robert A. Caro's monumental The Years of Lyndon Johnson displays all the narrative energy and illuminating insight that led the Times of London to acclaim it as 'one of the truly great political biographies of the modern age. A masterpiece.' The Passage of Power follows Lyndon Johnson through both the most fru... View more info

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Ask Not: The Inauguration of John F. Kennedy and the Speech that Changed America

By: Clarke, Thurston

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269456

ISBN: 0805072136

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 2004 Hard Cover. xvi, 252 pp. A close-up on one of American history's most magical events, JFK's inaugural week, and the creation of the speech that inspired a generation and brought hope to a nation. Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country. On the January morning when John F. Kennedy assumed the presidency and stood to speak those words, America was divided, its citizens torn by fears of war. Kenned... View more info

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My Life

By: Clinton, Bill

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2270428

ISBN: 0375414576

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine head and spine base very lightly bumped. 2004 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 957, xlii pp. President Bill Clinton's My Life is the strikingly candid portrait of a global leader who decided early in life to devote his intellectual and political gifts, and his extraordinary capacity for hard work, to serving the public. It shows us the progress of a remarkable American, who, through his own enormous energies and effort... View more info

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Genesee County The Home Front: World War II, 1941-1945

By: Conklin, Susan L.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: .: 1991

Seller ID: 2275934

Condition: Near Fine


Minor stains on front wrapper, sticker ghosting on rear wrapper. 1991 Large Softcover. Unpaginated. This collection of reminiscences, newspaper articles, local histories and photographs capture the effects World War II had on our local communities. These accounts emphasize the hardships, changes, joys and sorrows Genesee County residents shared during the war years. View more info

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War Planes of the Axis

By: Cooke, David C.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Robert M. McBride & Company, New York: 1942

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2182227

Condition: Very Good


Second printing. Jacket spine toned, half-inch tear along front bottom of jacket, two half-inch tears along back bottom of jacket, chip in back upper jacket, top of jacket edges frayed.Good. 1942 Hard Cover. 256 pp. A complete record--in both text and picture--of the fighting planes of the Axis. Black and white photographs included. View more info

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The Texas Rangers: Wearing the Cinco Peso, 1821-1900 (Volume 1)

By: Cox, Mike

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Forge: 2008

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2273782

ISBN: 076531892X

Condition: Near Fine


Ink note on half-title page. 2008 Trade Paperback. 492 pp. Austin writer-historian Mike Cox explores the origin and rise of the famed Texas Rangers. Starting in 1821 with just a handful of men, the Rangers' first purpose was to keep settlers safe from the feared and gruesome Karankawa Indians, a cannibalistic tribe that wanderd the Texas territory. As the influx of settlers grew, the attacks increased, and it became clear that a larger, better trained force was necessary... View more info

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A Moment of Crisis: Jimmy Carter, the Power of a Peacemaker, and North Korea's Nuclear Ambitions

By: Creekmore, Marion; Carter, Jimmy

Price: $7.00

Publisher: BBS / Public Affairs: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276261

ISBN: 1586484141

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Minor sticker remnant on front jacket corner. 2006 Hard Cover. xxvi, 406 pp. 8vo. Introduction by Jimmy Carter. In A Moment of Crisis, Marion V. Creekmore, Jr. tells the story of Jimmy Carter's dramatic intervention in the 1994 North Korean nuclear crisis and shows how Carter prevented what he had determined was an almost certain war. Writing with the cooperation of President Carter, and drawing on a large amount of primary source material that has never b... View more info

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Herkimer County in the World War, 1916-1918

By: Cristman, Franklin W.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Press of the Journal & Courier Co.: 1927

Seller ID: 2274566

Condition: Near Fine


No jacket, spine head and spine base very lightly rubbed. 1927 Large Hardcover. 222 pp. A history of Herkimer County, New York, during World War One. Contents included: Activities of the Home Defense Committee; Home Defense Units; Honor Roll; The Following Men Enlisted from Herkimer County in the U.S. Motor Corps [Gas Hounds]. View more info

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Atomic Harvest: Hanford and the Lethal Toll of America's Nuclear Arsenal

By: D'Antonio, Michael

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Crown: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2206970

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket faintly rubbed. 1993 Hard Cover. An account of the crusaders who exposed the state of Washington nuclear weapons facility's role in the radioactive poisoning of thousands discusses the lives of people suffering from sterility and chronic ill-health. View more info

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FDR: Into the Storm, 1937-1940 - A History

By: Davis, Kenneth S.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Random House: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1978787

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Includes original jacket. Jacket price clipped.Near Fine. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 691, [2] pp. 8vo. Extensive notes & index follow text. The fourth volume in Davis's extensive biography of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, detailing the years immediately preceding World War II. FDR: The War President opens as Roosevelt has been re-elected to a third term and the United States is drifting toward a war that has already engulfe... View more info

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FDR: The New Deal Years, 1933-1937

By: Davis, Kenneth S.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Random House: 1986

Seller ID: 2208290

Condition: Near Fine


Pages very faintly toned. 1986 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. x, 756 pp. FDR: The War President opens as Roosevelt has been re-elected to a third term and the United States is drifting toward a war that has already engulfed Europe. Roosevelt, as commander in chief, statesman, and politician, must navigate a delicate balance between helping those in Europe--while remaining mindful of the forces of isolation both in the Congress and the coun... View more info

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Dublin's American Policy: Irish-American Diplomatic Relations, 1945-1952

By: Davis, Troy D.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Catholic University of America Press: 1998

Seller ID: 2261579

ISBN: 0813209153

Condition: Fine


NEW. 1998 Trade Paperback. A comprehensive and informed analysis of Irish-American relations in the early Cold War years. As the Second World War came to an end in 1945, few countries had less in common-in terms of geopolitical power-than Ireland and the United States. In this informative narrative history, Troy D. Davis examines the diplomatic relationship between the two nations during the seven years immediately following the war. He assesses the effect of that relati... View more info