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To America: Personal Reflections of an Historian
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To America: Personal Reflections of an Historian

By Stephen E. Ambrose

Simon & Schuster, 2002. Soft cover. Very Good. From the book, ""Completed shortly before Ambrose's death, 'To America is a very personal look at our nation's history through the eyes of one of the twentieth century's most influential historians."" ""Written with Ambrose's customary vigor, each chapter both stimulates and charms.He brought American history to life with intelligence and care. 'To America' is another memorable addition to his impressive body of work."" Soft cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Pictorial wraps in good condition; shows light wear.

$7.00

A Church in History
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A Church in History

By Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims; Stefan Salter

Brooklyn, NY: Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims, 1949. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. From the book, ""It was in the 1840's--that decade marked by the rising tides of democracy, humanitarianism, expansion, and sectionalism""--that a young preacher, Beecher by name, came east from Indiana to become the minister of a newly formed church in Brooklyn. Comparatively unknown, he assumed the leadership of a small church that had been organized with a membership of twenty-one. When, in l887, he passed away, he had made the names of Henry Ward Beecher and of Plymouth Church known throughout the United States and even across the Atlantic. A Church in History tells the story of one hundred years of service by this historic church."" Hard cover in very good condition with dark green boards and silver lettering along spine and on front cover. Text block clean and tight. There are about six pages that have a chip at the bottom, does not effect text. Dust jacket in very good condition, has a small chip at top of back cover and age toning and very light rubbing at edges. Not price clipped (3.50.)

$15.00

The Story of the Constitution
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The Story of the Constitution

By Sol Bloom

United States Constitution Sequicentennial Commission, 1937. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good. From the Introduction, ""That the people may study the document itself, the text of the Constitution and of all the amendments is given, and given as nearly as possible exactly as in the originals from the engrossed parchment of the Constitution as signed by George Washington to the Twenty-First Amendment as proclaimed by Franklin D. Roosevelt. It is the Constitution from our first President to our present President."" Hard cover with colored pictorial boards in good condition. As noted in the Introduction the cover shows the official poster of the United States Constitution Sesquicentennial Commission, painted by Howard Chandler Christy.Text block clean and tight. Verso of front board has a printed book plate of the Sesquicentennial Commission and on the front fly leaf the printed words, ""Compliments of Thos. J. Watson."". Book contains black and white cameo photographs/reproduced paintings of various statesmen. There is a small chip on back cover and rubbing at edges, corners, and head of heal of spine.

$20.00

The History of American Sailing Ships
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The History of American Sailing Ships

By Howard I. Chapelle

Bonanza Books. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. From the book, ""This volume traces the development of American ships, their design, and construction, and provides portraits of men who made them. An important collection of illustrative material--more than 200 plans, perspectives, and sketches by the author, George C. Wales, and Henry Rusk, as well as paintings and photographs ..."" Hard cover in very good condition with black and navy boards and gold spine lettering. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Dust jacket likewise in very good condition. 0

$16.00

A Dynasty of Western Outlaws: A Saga of the Infamous Gunmen who from Quantrill's Raiders to Pretty Boy Floyd Terrorized the West for a Century
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A Dynasty of Western Outlaws: A Saga of the Infamous Gunmen who from Quantrill's Raiders to Pretty Boy Floyd Terrorized the West for a Century

By Wellman, Paul I.

New York: Bonanza Books, 1961. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Bjorklund, Lorence. Hardcover in very good condition with tan cloth boards with black spine lettering. Name blacked out at top corner of ffep; no other markings noted in internal text block. Text block edges appear age toned and has some light spotting. Dust jacket very good with age toning/dust dulling to edges & light shelf wear. 384 numbered pages. Concludes with an Evaluated Bibliography and an extensive Indes.

$10.00

Magill's History of Europe - Volumes 1-6 Complete
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Magill's History of Europe - Volumes 1-6 Complete

By Frank Northern Magill

Danbury, Connecticut: Grolier Educational Corp, 1993. Revised Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Ex- Library six volume set in very good condtion. Blue faux leatherette boards very good but for the library call number labels at bottom of spine which previous owner covered with colored tape. Otherwise boards are unscratched and as new. On verso of each front board there is a blacked out library bar code sticker. Front free endpaper on each contains library pocket and markings. The remaining pages, including the title page, are as new: pure white and unmarked. Volumes appear to be unread. From the Publisher's Note: ""Magill's History of Europe surveys, in chronological order, 288 events which shaped the Western world, from the promulgation of Hammurabi's code (c. 1750 B.C,) to the negotiations surrounding European economic union in 1992. Within this framework, ""Europe"" is construed broadly to refer to both Eastern and Western Europe, as well as those ancient civilizations (Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, and North African) which gave rise to many of the legal, social, and political institutions that have shaped Europe as we know it today. The type of event addressed in these six volumes range from military clashes and revolutions to legal documents, from economic and religious developments to international organizations and treaties. All, however, have in common a political thread....the evolution of European (and inevitably in the late twentieth century, international) governments, institutions, and laws."" Stated First Printing of the Revised Edition of 1993.

$60.00

Jefferson and His Time:  Six Volume Softcover Set
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Jefferson and His Time: Six Volume Softcover Set

By Malone, Dumas

Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1948. Soft cover. Very Good. Complete six volume set of JEFFERSON AND HIS TIME. Softcover in very good condition with light shelf wear. Interior text blocks clean and tight with no markings noted. Papers with light mellow age toning. The Volumes - 1: Jefferson The Virginian (c 1948) (484 pgs), 2: Jefferson and The Rights of Man (c 1951) (523 pgs), 3: Jefferson and The Ordeal of Liberty (c 1962) (545 pages), 4: Jefferson The President - First Term 1801-1805 (c 1970) (539 pages), 5: Jefferson The President - Second Term 1805-1809 (c 1974) (704 pgs), 6: The Sage of Monticello (ISBN 0136544639) (c 1981) (551 pgs with slight tilting to the spine). Each volume concludes with a Select Critical Bibliography and an extensive Index. Various volumes also contain Appendices and Chronologies. Black & white illustrations throughout. Historian Dumas Malone began this work in 1943 and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1975.

$50.00

Modern Italy: A Political History
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Modern Italy: A Political History

By Denis Mack Smith

University of Michigan Press, 1997. Revised Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. First published in the United States in 1959; Revised Edition 1969; this edition copyright 1997. Hard cover in very good condition with black boards containing gilt gold spine lettering. Oener's name and date on front free end paper. No other writing, markings, or other defects noted. Dust jacket in very good condition with light shelf wear and one closed tear at top front near spine. From the book, ""The history of modern Italy began in March 1861......First published in 1958 as ""Italy: A Modern History"" the book book has been substanially rewritten with a new section on the period after 1945, a new bibliograhy, new maps, and updated factual appendices. Stylish, clearly written, deeply informed, and often controversial, it remains the definitive account for anyone interested in modern Italy.""

$15.00

The United States Encyclopedia of History - Complete 16 Volumes
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The United States Encyclopedia of History - Complete 16 Volumes

By Editor: Paul H. Oehser

Philadelphia - New York: Curtis Books / The Curtis Publishing Company, 1967. Hardcover. Very Good. 2nd Printing Volumes 1 - 10 :copyright 1967; Volumes 11-16 : copyright 1968. Created & produced by Copylab Publishing Counsel, Inc. New York. Edited by Paul H. Oehser, formerly Chief of Editorial and Publications Division, Smithsonian Instution. Hardcover with blue boards in very good condition with light shelf & edge wear (Vol 11 only has bump to top front & back corners.) Black title lettering on front and spine with gold stamped American Eagle to front. Each volumne 9 1/2"" tall & 7 3/4"" wide. Interior text block clean and unmarked but for Volumne 11 (only) with former owner's name & address at top corner of ffep. Many illustrations, facsimilies, maps, and portraits (many in color) with mellow age toning to the papers. Volume 16 contains an exhaustive Index for all volumes. Price includes additional for shipping due to size & weight of set.

$80.00

The World Affairs Companion: The Essential One-Volume Guide to Global Issues
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The World Affairs Companion: The Essential One-Volume Guide to Global Issues

By Gerald Segal

NY: A Touchstone Book, 1993. Soft cover. Very Good. From the book, ""This revised and updated edition of The World Affairs Companion is a facts-at-your-fingertips guide to global events. For the newswatcher, armchair strategist, or student of international politics, it is the first place to look for instant insight and perspective with which to make sense of today's world events. Incorporating maps and diagrams, and written in a crisp and lively manner, 'The World Affairs Companion' answers our most pressing political questions with primary background information on the people, places, and issues that are crucial to our understanding of key economic and social trends. Soft cover in very good condition.

$6.00

They Made America: From the Steam Engine to the Search Engine: Two Centuries of Innovators
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They Made America: From the Steam Engine to the Search Engine: Two Centuries of Innovators

By Harold Evans; Gail Buckland; David Lefer

Little, Brown and Company, 2004. Soft cover. Very Good. From the book, ""Not just a fascinating, stylishly written history of innovation in America. It's also a remarkably good history of the United States."" ""The real inventor of the steam engine. The creator of the bra. The man who developed modern banking. the true founder of the personal computer revolution. These and scores of others are the characters who populate Harold Evan's brilliant, rollicking book about the men and women who made America great. Meticulously researched and filled with compelling and surprising stories, 'They Made America' is a supremely readable work of history--a celebration of the entreprenseurial energy that has fueled our nation since its inception."" Soft cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. Book shows some light rubbing at edges. No other markings noted.

$8.00

The American Political Tradition: And the Men Who Made it
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The American Political Tradition: And the Men Who Made it

By Richard Hofstadter

Random, 1973. Soft cover. Good. From the book, ""First published in 1948, 'The American Political Tradition' has become one of the most influential and widely read historical volumes of our time. The author himself called it ""a young man's book,"" but its elegance, passion, and iconoclastic erudition laid the groundwork for a totally new understanding of the American past. By writing a ""kind of intellectual history of the assumptions behind American politics,"" Richard Hofstadter changed the way Americans understand the relationship between power and ideas in their national experience. Like only a handful of American historians before him--Frederick Jackson Turner and Charles A. Beard are examples--Hofstadter was able to articulate, in a single work, a historical vision that inspired and shaped an entire generation."" Soft cover in good condition. Text block clean and tight. Book has very minimal underlining and light age toning at edges.

$6.00

The Post-American World
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The Post-American World

By Fareed Zakaria

W. W. Norton & Company, 2008. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. From the book, ""Zakaria outlines the contemporary diffusion of power throughout the world. The great challenge for Britain was economic decline. The challenge for America is political decline, for as others grow in importance, the central role of the United States has to shrink. Washington needs to begin a serious transformation of its global strategy, moving from being the dominating hegemon to a role that is more like an honest broker. It must seek to share power, create coalitions, building legitimancy, and define the global agenda--all formidable tasks. None of this will be easy for the greatest power the world has ever known--the only power that has really mattered for so long. But as we learn in this deeply relevant and eloquent new book, all that is changing now. The future we face is the post-American world."" Hard cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Dust jacket in very good condition. Stated First Edition.

$10.00

The 100 Most Influential Women of All Time: A Ranking Past and Present
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The 100 Most Influential Women of All Time: A Ranking Past and Present

By Deborah G. Felder

A Citadel Press Book, 1996. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. From the book, ""With the aid of women's studies professors and chairs from leading U.S. colleges and universities, Deborah G. Felder, author of 'The 100 Most Influential Women of All Time,' has ranked social reformers, women's rights activists, scientists, educators, labor leaders, artists, performers, and sports figures--women who have inspired, inflamed, changed attitudes, and changed the world. Many have passed into history as the first, the finest, or the most prominent women in their fields. Others are less known but equally significant achievers who are at last receiving the recognition they deserve."" Hard cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. A small inscription of former owner is on the front fly leaf. No other markings noted. Dust jacket in very good condition.

$8.00

Women and Power in American History: A Reader, Volume II from 1870
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Women and Power in American History: A Reader, Volume II from 1870

By Kathryn Kish Sklar; Thomas Dublin

Prentice Hall, 1991. Soft cover. Very Good. From the book, ""Women and Power in American History"" is the first anthology in the field to offer cohesion (for courses in U.S. Women's History).Each article speaks to the central theme of ""power,"" and the collection as a whole illuminates women's diverse strategies and experiences with power.(The introductions to each volume are at once sophisticated and accessible essays on the need for conceptual frameworks that recognize commonalities and diversity among women in U.S. History."" Soft cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. Book has a small crease on back cover. No other markings noted.

$10.00

Heritage: Civilization and the Jews
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Heritage: Civilization and the Jews

By Abba Solomon Eban

Summit Books, 1984. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. From the book, ""With the characteristic eloquence that has made him an international spokesman for his country and his people, Mr. Eban charts the 5,000 year-old Jewish encounter with civilization, from its birth in the Mesopotamian desert to the rebirth of independence in the modern State of Israel. With paintings, statues, sculpture, drawings, and decorative arts, drawn from the collections of the finest museums in the world, Heritage throws new light on the mystery of how so small a people--there are only 14 million Jews in the world today--could have had such a profound impact on all aspects of civilization--religion, philosophy, law, drama, science, art, political systems, ethics--and yet manage to preserve its own identity in dispersion and exile without a territorial base or political institution, conditions under which no other people has survived."" Hard cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. Book contains beautiful black & white and colored photographs throughout. Dust jacket in good condition, has a hole at the bottom of front and some rubbing at edges. First Edition per number line.

$12.00

These American Lands: Parks, Wilderness, and the Public Lands
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These American Lands: Parks, Wilderness, and the Public Lands

By Dyan Zaslowsky; Wilderness Society

Henry Holt & Co, 1986. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. From the book, ""The preservation of our nation's natural heritage has become a model throughout the world, but the fight to retain public land unspoiled--from the Everglades to Arctic mountain ranges in Alaska, together with habitats for bald eagles and grizzly bears, golden trout, redwoods, and high-grass prairies--is never-ending, as this lively and dramatic history of America reveals."" Hard cover in very good condition with navy & cream boards and navy spine lettering. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Dust jacket in very good condition.

$8.00

The Navy Times Book of Submarines: A Political, Social, and Military History
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The Navy Times Book of Submarines: A Political, Social, and Military History

By Brayton Harris

Berkley Books, 1997. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good. From the book, ""Shattering long-held myths and misunderstandings, author Brayton Harris traces the development of the submarine through an era in which writers of fiction saw its merits better than most professionals--until the Germans almost won World War I. He covers the professional and political arrogance that delayed antisubmarine development for so long that German submarines almost won World War II as well--and examines post-war progress toward the truly awesome submarine of today."" Soft cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Book contains black & white photographs. Contains complete per number line.

$8.00

Jihad vs. McWorld: Terrorism's Challenge to Democracy
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Jihad vs. McWorld: Terrorism's Challenge to Democracy

By Benjamin Barber

Ballantine Books, 1996. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good. From the book, ""A work of persuasive originality and penetrating insight, 'Jihad vs. McWorld' holds up a sharp, clear lens to the dangerous chaos of the post-Cold War world. Critics and political leaders have already heralded Benjamin R. Barber's work for its bold vision and moral courage. 'Jihad vs. McWorld' is an essential text for anyone who wants to understand our troubled present and the crisis threatening our future."" Soft cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. Book shows a little light age toning at top text block. No other markings noted.

$8.00

The Pentagon's Brain: An Uncensored History of DARPA, America's Top-Secret Military Research Agency
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The Pentagon's Brain: An Uncensored History of DARPA, America's Top-Secret Military Research Agency

By Annie Jacobsen

Little, Brown and Company, 2015. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good. From the book, ""In this penetrating history of the Defense Department's most secret, most powerful, and most controversial military science R&D agency, Annie Jacobsen draws on inside sources, exclusive interviews, private documents, and declassified memos to paint a picture of ""the Pentagon's brain"" from its Cold War inception in 1958 to the present. This is the essential book on DARPA-- a compelling narrative about the clandestine intersection of science and the American military and the often jaw-dropping, futuristic, and frightening results."" Soft cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Book has many black & white photographs. First Edition per number line.

$12.00

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