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Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life

By: Anderson, John Lee

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Grove Press, Inc.: 1997

Seller ID: 2286203

ISBN: 0802135587

Condition: Very Good


Remainder mark, wrappers lightly rubbed. 1997 Large Softcover. 814 pp. This New York Times “Notable Book of the Year” is the definitive biography on Che Guevara, whose epic dream was to end poverty and injustice in Latin America through armed revolution. Anderson’s biography traces Che’s extraordinary life, from his comfortable Argentine upbringing to the Cuban revolution, from the halls of power in Castro’s government to his failed campaign in the Congo and assassination in the Bolivian jungle. View more info

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Two Biographies by African-American Women: Biography of an American Bondman, by His Daughter. [with] Life and Public Services of Martin R. Delany, Sub-Assistant Commissioner Bureau Relief of Refugees, Freedmen, and of Abandoned Lands, and Late Major 104th U.S. Colored Troops (The Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers)

By: Andrews, William L.; Brown, Josephine; Rollin, Frank A.; Gates, Henry Louis

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203185

ISBN: 0195062043

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1991 Hard Cover. xliii, 104, 367 pp. The book contains the biography of an American bondman William Wells Brown, which was written by his daughter Josephine Brown. It also presents the precedent-setting biography of Martin R. Delany, which helped to introduce an analytical approach to biography writing in African-American letters. An unabashed success story of one man's military career during the Civil War and his subsequent work in the Freedman's Bureau during Reconstruction, this book, written at a crucial juncture in American history, creates a vivid portrait of a man who co... View more info

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Pioneers in Protest

By: Bennett, Jr., Lerone

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Penguin Books, Inc.: 1969

Seller ID: 2198217

Condition: Very Good


Edges rubbed. 1969 Mass Market Paperback. 263 pp. This collection of seventeen biographies contains the stories of twenty men and women, black and white, who have pioneered in the filed of black protest. Written by a leading black journalist-historian, this book highlights the lives and deeds of such figures as Crispus Attucks, Nat Turner, William Lloyd Garrison, Harriet Tubman, John Brown, Frederick Douglass, Marcus Garvey, and W.E.B. Du Bois. Here is a vivid chronicle of two hundred years of black consciousness, black achievement, black heroism, and black determination. View more info

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The American Revolution, Including Also the Beauties of American History.

By: Blake, J.L.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Derby & Jackson: 1856

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2292194

Condition: Very Good


First thus (Sabin 5783). Edges rubbed with minimal loss from corners, 1 inch internal closed tear to spine cloth, tide mark to bottom margin of first and last few pages. 1856 Hard Cover. 252, viii, 9-252 pp. 8vo. Two books in one volume. Engraved frontispieces for both works, engraved title page and cuts for 'Beauties'. Only 9 copies of 1856 printing - which was the first to include Beauties of American History - in OCLC. Includes biographical sketches of Daniel Boone, Samuel Adams, Abigail Adams, General Robert E. Lee, Martha Washington, and the Marquis de Lafayette, as well as accounts of fa... View more info

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Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years 1963-65

By: Branch, Taylor

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Simon and Schuster: 1998

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2273424

ISBN: 0965715248

Condition: Near Fine


A nice copy. 1998 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xiv, 746 pp. In Pillar of Fire, the second volume of his America in the King Years trilogy, Taylor Branch portrays the civil rights era at its zenith. The first volume, Parting the Waters, won the Pulitzer Prize for History. It is a monumental chronicle of a movement that stirred from Southern black churches to challenge the national conscience during the Eisenhower and Kennedy years. In this masterly continuation of the narrative, Branch recounts the climactic struggles as they commanded the national and internat... View more info

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Engels (Past Masters Series)

By: Carver, Terrell

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Hill and Wang: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201158

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket price clipped. 1981 Hard Cover. x, 85 pp. Engels is considered by some scholars to be the inventor of Marxism. His work converted one of the most influential political movements of modern times. He not only developed dialectal and historical materialism - the official philosophies of history and science in many communist countries - but was also the first Marxist historian, anthropologist, philosopher and commentator on the early Marx. This book begins with an account of Engels' career as a radical journalist in Germany and England. Before he met Marx, he had established ... View more info

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On the Shoulders of Giants: The Bea Wright Story (Signed by Subject)

By: Chappell, Eleanor; O'Connor, Basil; Hayes, Helen

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chilton Company - Book Division: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 1905645

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Extensively inscribed, signed, and dated Nov. 8, 1961 by Bea Wright on front endpaper, to Mrs. Howard Wood, a worker in the Mothers' March. She mentions the March of Dimes, the charity founded by FDR, who also suffered from the disease. Lacks jacket. Spine lightly faded. 1960 Hard Cover. ix, 105 pp. A biography of the dedicated activist who fought to raise awareness of, and support research towards a cure for, polio - the disease that confined her to a wheelchair. View more info

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Seeds of Southern Change: The Life of Will Alexander

By: Dykeman, Wilma; Stokely, James

Price: $7.00

Publisher: University of Chicago Press: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1788596

Condition: Good


First edition. Jacket toned, underlining throughout text. 1962 Hard Cover. xvi, 343 pp. 8vo. Had Will Alexander not shunned the limelight, he might already be a national legend, for he was the greatest white champion of the Negro cause in the South from 1915 to 1954. A farm boy who worked his way through Vanderbilt University and became a Methodist minister, he was a tireless enemy of the abuses, large and petty, which he saw around him. View more info

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Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Dream of Hope

By: Fleming, Alice

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Sterling: 2008

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2281503

ISBN: 1402744390

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Faint edge wear. 2008 Trade Paperback. The pastor of a small Baptist church in Montgomery, Alabama, King became the driving force of the civil rights movement when he led a black boycott of the city’s bus lines. His philosophy of nonviolence, and his breathtaking eloquence, helped free African Americans from decades of oppression and finally won them the rights—and opportunities—they deserved. View more info

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Selections From the Writings of Frederick Douglass

By: Foner, Philip S.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: International Publishers: 1964

Seller ID: 2191627

Condition: Fair


Wrappers soiled & creased. 1964 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 95 pp. A collection of writings from the famous and beloved abolitionist, civil rights leader, and social activist. View more info

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Revolution for the Hell of It

By: Free [Hoffman, Abbie]

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Dial Press, Inc.: 1969

Edition: 7th Printing

Seller ID: 2263744

Condition: Very Good


7th printing. Two light spine creases, wrappers lightly toned. 1969 Trade Paperback. [vi], 231, [3] pp. Jacket photo of Abbie Hoffman by Richard Avedon, photograph and back cover by Robert Parent. While the supremely popular Steal This Book is a guide to living outside the establishment, Revolution for the Hell of It is a chronicle of Abbie Hoffman's radical escapades that doubles as a guidebook for today's social and political activist. Hoffman pioneered the use of humor, theater, and shock value to drive home his points, and in Revolution for the Hell of It he gives firsthand accounts of his... View more info

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Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, in Two Volumes (The Library of Great Lives)

By: Garrow, David J.; Andrews, William L.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1989

Seller ID: 2274217

Condition: Near Fine


Publisher insert and bookplate laid in. 1989 Full-Leather. 800; 800 pp. 8vo. Complete in two volumes. Red full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, ribbon marker bound in, color frontispiece portrait of MLK, Jr. Foreword by William L. Andrews. Winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Biography and the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, this is the most comprehensive book ever written about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Based on more than seven hundred interviews with all of King's surviving associates, as well as with those who opposed him, and enhanced by the author's acces... View more info

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Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, in Two Volumes (The Library of Great Lives)

By: Garrow, David J.; Andrews, William L.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1989

Seller ID: 2297069

Condition: Near Fine


1989 Full-Leather. 800; 800 pp. 8vo. Complete in two volumes. Red full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in, color frontispiece portrait of MLK, Jr. Foreword by William L. Andrews. Winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Biography and the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, this is the most comprehensive book ever written about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Based on more than seven hundred interviews with all of King's surviving associates, as well as with those who opposed him, and enhanced by the author's access to King's person... View more info

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Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony

By: Harper, Ida Husted

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Ayer Company Publishers, Inc.: 1998

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2273997

ISBN: 0405001029

Condition: Good


Reissue. Ink underlining and marginalia, Susan B. Anthony house bookmark laid in, faint stain to base of last few pages of third volume. 1998 Hard Cover. Complete three volume set. xxiv, 513, [1]; xi, [2], 515-1070; xvii, [1], 1111-1633, [1] pp. 8vo. A biography of the important advocate for women's suffrage, reprinted from a copy in the Columbia University Libraries. View more info

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Legacy of Luna: The Story of a Tree, a Woman, and the Struggle to Save the Redwoods

By: Hill, Julia Butterfly; Hill, Julia

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Harper San Francisco: 2000

Seller ID: 2291668

ISBN: 0062516590

Condition: Very Good


Faint edge wear. 2000 Trade Paperback. 261 pp. The Legacy of Luna is a book written by Julia Butterfly Hill about her experiences while protecting a tree named Luna. It is based on a true story, written like a diary of two years spent in an ancient redwood. View more info

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Axling: A Christian Presence in Japan

By: Hine, Leland D.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Judson Press: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1736319

Condition: Very Good


First edition.Very Good. 1969 Hard Cover. 205 pp. 8vo. Heroic Christian witness in adversity, coupled with deep and concerned insight into the social and political conditions which shape a nation, makes the life of William Axling one of the most significant and thrilling sagas of modern times. View more info

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Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, in Fourteen Volumes: Good Men and Great; Famous Women; American Statesmen; Eminent Painters; English Authors; Eminent Artists; Eminent Orators; Great Philosophers; Great Reformers; Great Teachers; Great Businessmen; Great Scientists; Great Lovers; Great Musicians [Volumes I - XIV [1-14]], with Guide Book

By: Hubbard, Elbert

Price: $175.00

Publisher: The World Publishing Company: 1928

Seller ID: 2140928

Condition: Near Fine


Small circular discoloration to spine label of each volume (the jackets, designed with a cut-out to view the volume numbers, did not cover this portion of the spine). Edges of guide book lightly rubbed. 1928 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 8vo. Fourteen hardcover volumes -- volumes I - XIV -- plus Guide Book. Original beige blind-stamped cloth, paper spine labels, photographic endpapers. Frontispiece to each volume. A collection of short biographies of famous individuals by Elbert Hubbard, one of the leading figures in the Arts & Crafts movement in the United States, ... View more info

Image for Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great -- Complete 14 Volume Hardcover Set: Good Men and Great; Famous Women; American Statesmen; Eminent Painters; English Authors; Eminent Artists; Eminent Orators; Great Philosophers; Great Reformers; Great Teachers; Great Businessmen; Great Scientists; Great Lovers; Great Musicians (Memorial Edition) [Volumes I - XIV]

Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great -- Complete 14 Volume Hardcover Set: Good Men and Great; Famous Women; American Statesmen; Eminent Painters; English Authors; Eminent Artists; Eminent Orators; Great Philosophers; Great Reformers; Great Teachers; Great Businessmen; Great Scientists; Great Lovers; Great Musicians (Memorial Edition) [Volumes I - XIV]

By: Hubbard, Elbert

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Wm. H. Wise & Co.: 1916

Seller ID: 2276944

Condition: Very Good


Corners rubbed with significant loss from heel of volume XIV spine, varying degrees of fading to spine, but otherwise a very good set. 1916 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Fourteen hardcover volumes -- volumes I - XIV. Original brown leatherette with debossed tree design on front boards. Frontispiece to each volume. A collection of short biographies of famous individuals by Elbert Hubbard, one of the leading figures in the Arts & Crafts movement in the United States, who founded the Roycrofters in East Aurora, NY. The hand-crafted items they produced are widely collec... View more info

Image for Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, in Fourteen Volumes: Good Men and Great; Famous Women; American Statesmen; Eminent Painters; English Authors; Eminent Artists; Eminent Orators; Great Philosophers; Great Reformers; Great Teachers; Great Businessmen; Great Scientists; Great Lovers; Great Musicians (Memorial Edition) [Volumes I - XIV [1-14]]

Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, in Fourteen Volumes: Good Men and Great; Famous Women; American Statesmen; Eminent Painters; English Authors; Eminent Artists; Eminent Orators; Great Philosophers; Great Reformers; Great Teachers; Great Businessmen; Great Scientists; Great Lovers; Great Musicians (Memorial Edition) [Volumes I - XIV [1-14]]

By: Hubbard, Elbert

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Wm. H. Wise & Co.: 1928

Seller ID: 2280901

Condition: Very Good


Memorial Edition, with subscriber page preceding title page of first volume stating 'This copy of The Memorial Edition in Fourteen Volumes of Elbert Hubbard's Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great has been specially prepared by the Roycrofters in their shops which are in East Aurora, Erie County, New York, for Phoebe Plumb.' A few spines lightly foxed. 1928 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 8vo. Fourteen hardcover volumes -- volumes I - XIV. Original beige cloth, paper spine labels, top edges gilt, dark grey endpapers. Frontispiece to each volume. A collection of sh... View more info

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Dream: The Words and Inspiration of Martin Luther King, Jr.

By: King, Martin Luther Jr.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Blue Mountain Arts: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2282813

ISBN: 1598422405

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Faintly rubbed. 2007 Hard Cover. Inspired by the life and philosophy of one of the 20th century's most remarkable humanitarians, this book combines compelling photographs of King with quotations from his most inspiring speeches and writings to capture the true essence of his timeless messages of nonviolence, equality, and love. The book also includes an in-depth biographical essay by South African writer/novelist Mike Nicol and an introduction by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. View more info

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Edith Pechey-Phipson, M.D.: The Story of England's Foremost Pioneering Woman Doctor

By: Lutzker, Edythe; Hakim, Sohrab A.E.; Patuk, Dina

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Exposition Press: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2161059

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Very good in good jacket. Jacket faded, jacket edges rubbed with minor loss from corners, ink name on front endpaper. 1973 Hard Cover. xviii, 259 pp. 8vo. An account of the life of Edith Pechey-Phipson, an early woman doctor in England, and a notable humanitarian and champion of women's rights. Bibliography and index follow text. View more info

Image for Wendell Phillips: The Agitator; with an Appendix Containing Three of the Orator's Masterpieces, Never Before Published in Book Form, viz.: The Lost Arts; Daniel O'Connell; The Scholar in a Republic

Wendell Phillips: The Agitator; with an Appendix Containing Three of the Orator's Masterpieces, Never Before Published in Book Form, viz.: The Lost Arts; Daniel O'Connell; The Scholar in a Republic

By: Martyn, Carlos

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Negro University Press: 1969

Seller ID: 1777242

Condition: Near Fine


Several related 19th century newspaper clippings laid in, including a review of the original publication. 1969 Hard Cover. xi, 600 pp. 8vo. 1969 facsimile of revised edition. Phillips was an activist on several fronts, but is remembered primarily for the speeches he gave in support of the abolitionist movement. He also advocated for equal rights for Native Americans and women, and supported the temperance and labor movements. View more info

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Frederick Douglass

By: McFeely, William S.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1991

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2288999

ISBN: 039331376X

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Spine creased, front wrapper faintly creased, top page ridge faintly foxed. 1991 Trade Paperback. xiii, 465 pp. Probes beneath the public image of this important national leader to reveal a complex portrait of the man who exposed the brutal injustice of slavery and spoke loudly and clearly for the cause of freedom. View more info

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Where White Men Fear to Tread: The Autobiography of Russell Means

By: Means, Russell

Price: $7.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin: 1995

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2292390

ISBN: 0312147619

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Crease on back cover. 1995 Trade Paperback. Russell Means was the most controversial American Indian leader of our time. Where White Men Fear to Tread is the well-detailed, first-hand story of his life, in which he did everything possible to dramatize and justify the American Indian aim of self-determination, such as storming Mount Rushmore, seizing Plymouth Rock, running for President in 1988, and--most notoriously--leading a 71-day takeover of Wounded Knee, South Dakota, in 1973. View more info

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Let the Trumpet Sound: The Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

By: Oates, Stephen B.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Plume: 1983

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2281310

ISBN: 0452256275

Condition: Good


Reprint. Lightly rubbed, pages faintly toned. 1983 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Provides insight into Dr. Kings spiritual calling, philosophic and theological beliefs, political and economic theories, and the power of non-violent protest and love. View more info

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An American Idyll: The Life of Carleton H. Parker

By: Parker, Cornelia Stratton

Price: $9.00

Publisher: The Atlantic Monthly Press: 1920

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2201203

ISBN: 1135641374

Condition: Very Good


5th printing. Very good in fair jacket. Significant loss from jacket corners and spine. Ink name on front endpaper, magazine clipping of photo of Rabindranath Tagore and Albert Einstein laid in, along with a postcard showing the American Red Cross Building in Washington, D.C. 1920 Hard Cover. 190 pp. A biography of a federal mediator of labor disputes. View more info

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A Child Called It: One Child's Courage to Survive

By: Pelzer, Dave

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Omaha Press: 1995

Seller ID: 2201239

ISBN: 1558743669

Condition: Very Good


Minor wear to corners. 1995 Trade Paperback. xi, 184 pp., 4-page terminal publisher ad. This book chronicles the unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played tortuous, unpredictable games--games that left him nearly dead. He had to learn how to play his mother's games in order to survive because she no longer considered him a son, but a slave; and no longer a boy, but an it. Dave's bed was an old army cot in the basem... View more info

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Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910

By: Richards, Laura E.; Elliott, Maud Howe

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company / The Riverside Press: 1925

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2293323

Condition: Near Fine


Reprint. 1925 Hard Cover. x, 457, [1] pp. 8vo. A biography of the poet, abolitionist and suffragette who wrote The Battle Hymn of the Republic. View more info

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Raoul Wallenberg

By: Rosenfeld, Harvey

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Holmes & Meier Publishers: 1995

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 1855012

Condition: Very Good


Revised edition. 1995 Trade Paperback. 264 pp. The Library Journal found this a thorough, careful, and gripping recapitulation of Wallenberg's life as it recounts his efforts to save Budapest Jews and his imprisonment in the Soviet Union (LJ 7/82). This updated edition includes previously sealed Soviet prison records and archives and information on the Wallenberg family's lawsuit against the former Soviet Union. The popularity of Schindler's List will no doubt draw readers to this equally moving story. Raoul Wallenberg (August 4, 1912 – July 17, 1947?) was a Swedish architect, businessman, d... View more info

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Ahead of Her Time: Abby Kelley and the Politics of Antislavery

By: Sterling, Dorothy

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Norton: 1994

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2292470

ISBN: 0393311317

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing. Faint crease. 1994 Trade Paperback. In the tumultuous years before the Civil War, a young white woman from a Quaker background came to embody commitment to the cause of antislavery and equal rights for black people. Abby Kelley became the abolitionist movement’s chief money-raiser and organizer and its most radial member. She traveled hundreds of miles to awaken the country to the evils of slavery, braving hardship and prejudice as well as opening the way for other women, black and white, to take leadership roles. Now the full story of this principled woman has been told in Dor... View more info