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De Niro\'s Game
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De Niro's Game

By Rawi Hage (AUTHOR SIGNED)

Toronto, Canada: House of Anansi Press, 2006 House of Anansi Press, Toronto, Canada. 2006. Hardcover. First Printing by Line Number. Signed by the author on the FFFP in English and Arabic. Book is tight, square, and unmarked but for a long inscription on the FFFP verso, half-title page, RFFP verso from the previous owner about his trip through Lebanon/Beirut in 2006. Book Condition: Near Fine; bumped head and tail; light shelfwear. DJ: Near Fine; NOT Price Clipped ($29.95); light bumping to head; small closed tear at head; light panel rubbing. Cream boards and spine with black lettering on the spine. 277 pp 8vo. This book is about best friends who have grown to adulthood in the Beirut war (1982-1990) and must make decisions about their lives; to stay in Beirut and join a militia or become an exile. A chronicle of the madness of the Beirut civil war. A clean very presentable copy in a Brodart mylar jacket.

$50.00

The Half Not Told; The Civil War in a Frontier Town
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The Half Not Told; The Civil War in a Frontier Town

By Preston Filbert

Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2001 Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, PA. 2001. Hardcover. Stated First Edition/First Printing by Line Number. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Book Condition: As New. DJ: Near Fine; slight sunfading to spine and top of rear panel; light rubbing to front flap fold. Red boards with black overlay on the spine with bright red lettering on the spine. 209 pp 8vo. This is the story of the Civil War in the West focusing on the untold story of St. Joseph, MO a bustling outfitting post and fur-trading town occupied mostly by sympathizers to the Confederate Cause. In 1861, the town became an occupied fortress caught between Union soldiers and Southern guerrillas. Torn between ideological ties to the South and its promising trade ties with the North the town was in chaos and it fortunes fell with the war. A clean very presentable copy.

$18.75

To the North Anna River; Grant and Lee May 13-25, 1864
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To the North Anna River; Grant and Lee May 13-25, 1864

By Grodon C. Rhea

Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 2000 Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, LA. 2000. Hardcover. Stated First Edition/First Printing by Line Number. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Book Condition: As New. DJ: As New. Black boards with black overlay on the spine with bright gilt lettering on the spine. 506 pp 8vo. A continuing story of the Grant-Lee matches that led to a draw on Virginia's North Anna River. The real story was May 13-25 where the two generals tried to outfox each other with Grant using fast-paced assaults and Lee anticipating Grant's maneuvers to repel them. The author produces an exciting new take on the overlooked passage in the Civil War. A clean pristine copy.

$20.00

Thunder at Harper\'s Ferry
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Thunder at Harper's Ferry

By Allan Keller (AUTHOR SIGNED)

Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1959 Prentice-Hall, New York. 1958. Hardcover. First Edition. Signed by author on the half title page. Book is tight, square, and unmarked but for former owner name, previous owner, and signature note on FFFP. Book Condition: Near Fine; small stain at head; two small edge bumps. DJ: Very Good; NOT Price Clipped ($4.95); suntanned spine; chipping at small missing pieces at head; small stains on rear panel. Red Boards with off-white cloth overlay on spine with bright red lettering on spine; rifles and flag on front board. Tinted text-block top. 282 pp 8vo. This is the story of John Brown and his three-day raid on the armory at Harper's Ferry that only succeeded in bringing the country closer to Civil War but did inscribed his actions in the conscience of his countrymen. A clean very presentable copy in a Brodart mylar jacket.

$18.75

A Treasury of Civil War Humor
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A Treasury of Civil War Humor

By Sylvia G. L. Dannett

New York, NY/ London, UK: A. S. Barnes/Thomas Yoseloff, 1963 A. S. Barnes/Thomas Yoseloff, New York, NY/ London, UK. 1963. Hardcover. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Book Condition: Very Good +; repaired small tear to cloth on rear board; chemical remnant on fly pages from tape used to hold DJ cover in place; no glue on pages. DJ: Very Good; NOT Price Clipped ($10.00); light bumping to head, tail, and tips. Blue cloth boards and spine with bright silver lettering on the spine. 184 pp 4to. It is surprising how much humor was produced during the Civil War but the public did need laughter as release from the stresses produced by the conflict, a vent for partisan hostility, and the role of self-criticism. A panogramic view of the conflict evolves from the light side of the graphic and literary arts of the period. A clean very presentable copy in a Brodart mylar jacket.

$20.63

Confederate Daughters; Coming of Age During the Civil War
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Confederate Daughters; Coming of Age During the Civil War

By Victoria E. Ott

Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 2008 Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale, IL. 2008. Hardcover. First Edition by Line Number. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Book Condition: Near Fine; tail bump; slight smudging to text block top. DJ: Near Fine; light edge bumps and rubbing of panels. Khaki cloth boards and spine with bright black lettering on the spine. 215 pp 8vo. This book examines the gender, age, and Confederate identity by examining the lives of teenage daughters of Southern slaveholding, secessionist families. She discussed how the loyalty of young Southern women to the fledgling nations, born out of a conservative movement to preserve the status quo, brought them into new areas of work, new types of civic activism, and new rituals of courtship during the Civil War. A clean very presentable copy in a Brodart mylar jacket.

$20.00

The Battle of the Wilderness May 5-6, 1864
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The Battle of the Wilderness May 5-6, 1864

By Gordon C. Rhea

Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 1994 Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, LA. 1994. Hardcover. First Printing by Line Number. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Book Condition: Near Fine; small scuff on top of front board. DJ: As New. Gold boards with green overlay on the spine with bright gilt lettering on the spine. 512 pp 8vo. Fought in a tangled forest fringing the south bank of the Rapidan River, the Battle of the Wilderness marked the initial engagement in the climactic months of the Civil War in Virginia, and the first encounter between GEN Grant and GEN Lee. This book provides the consummate recounting of that conflict of May 5 and 6, 1964 which ended with high casualties on both sides but no clear victor. A clean pristine copy.

$20.00

The Man Who Saved the Union; Ulysses Grant in War and Peace
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The Man Who Saved the Union; Ulysses Grant in War and Peace

By H.W. Brands

New York, NY: Doubleday and Company, 2012 Doubleday and Company, New York. 2012. Hardcover. Stated First Edition/First Printing by Line Number. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Book Condition: Near Fine; slightly bumped front tips. Dj: Near Fine; NOT Price Clipped ($35.00); light edge bumps at head and tail. Brown boards with green overlay on spine with bright gilt lettering on the spine. Maps as endcovers, 718 pp 8vo. This book sheds new light on Grant and restores his reputation. The author argues that he was an honorable and resolute leader who consolidated the political achievements of the Civil War and was the last presidential defender of black civil rights for almost a century. A passionate portrayal of principled leadership and physical and moral courage. A clean very presentable copy.

$15.00

An Immigrant's Two Worlds; A Biography of Hjalmar Edgren
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An Immigrant's Two Worlds; A Biography of Hjalmar Edgren

By Emory Lindquist (AUTHRO SIGNED)

Rock Island, IL: Augustana Historical Society, 1972 Augustana Historical Society, Rock Island, IL. 1972. Hardcover. First Edition. Signed by the author on the title page. Augustana Historical Scoiety Publication No. 23. Book is tight, square, and unmarked but for a gift inscription on the FFFP dated 1972. Book Condition: Near Fine; slight head and tail wear from shelving. No DJ. Green cloth boards and spine with bright gilt lettering on the spine and the front board. 97 pp 8vo. Hjalmar came to America from Sweden after completing his basic education to join the Union Army in the Civil War and actually saw the battle of the Monitor and the Merrimac. Illness forced his resignation from the Army in 1863. He then became a graduate student and teacher at Yale and later professor and dean at the U of Nebraska, a translator Sanskrit and American literature and a poet. For intermittent periods, he was a teacher at Lund University in Sweden and a professor at Goteborg University. His dual loyalty enriched not only his life but also both nations. A clean very presentable copy.

$18.00

The Journal of Southern History; February 1984; Volume L, No.1

By John B. Boles, Editor

Athens, GA: Southern Historical Association, 1984 Southern Historical Association, Athens, GA. 1984. Softcover/Trade Wraps. First Edition. Book is tight, square, and unmarked but for page notation on the front wrap and pen marks on page 92. Book Condition: Very Good; light sunfading to wraps; slight bumping to head, tail and tips. No DJ. Printed card stock wraps. Wraps are not bent or folded; spine is not creased or split; text is secure in binding. 171 pp plus advertisements 8vo. Contents: Aubrey Land; The American South: First Epiphanies. Peter Wallenstein; Rich Man's War, Rich Man's Fight: Civil War and the Transformation of Public Finance in Georgia. Thomas Jeffrey; National Issues, Local Interests, and the Transformation of Antebellum North Carolina Politics. A clean very presentable copy.

$10.00

This Republic of Suffering; Death and the American Civil War
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This Republic of Suffering; Death and the American Civil War

By Drew Gilpin Faust

New York, NY: Alfred A Knopf, Publisher, 2008 Alfred A Knopf, Publisher, New York. 2008. Hardcover. Stated 6th Printing. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Book Condition: Near Fine; light head and tail bumping. DJ: Near Fine; NOT Price Clipped ($27.95); light head and tail bumping. Red boards and spine with bright silver lettering on the spine. 346 pp 8vo. This is an illuminating study of the American struggle to comprehend the meaning and practicalities of death in the face of the unprecedented carnage of the Civil War. This book explores the impact of this enormous death toll from every angle: material, political, intellectual and spiritual. She details the logistical challenges of so many dead on the battlefields and how the war victimized civilians through violence that extended beyond the battlefields. A clean very presentable copy.

$15.00

Abraham Lincoln: The War Years- 4 Volumes

By Carl Sandburg

New York, NY: Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1960 Harcourt, Brace & Company, New York. 1960. Hardcover. BOMC Editions. Books are tight, square, and unmarked. Book Conditions: Very Good +; light bottom edge shelfwear on all volumes; faint spotting to boards. DJ: Good; all are intact with age toning to edges and spine; chipping and small missing pieces at head and tail. Dark gray cloth boards and spine with bright gilt lettering on the spine. 2503 pp in total (660, 673, 655, 515) 8vo. This is a four-volume biography focused on Lincoln's presidency and death written by Sandburg and published in 1939. The War Years was a monumental effort which earned Sandburg the 1940 Pulitzer Prize in history. Sandburg was a son of the Illinois prairie and as a consequence he harbored a lifelong interest in the sixteenth president. The set is mostly chronological with periodic interruptions in the flow allow the author to explore cultural or political topics. This set covers just four years of Lincoln's life in nearly such breadth and depth Sandburg is able to provide insight into topics rarely found in other Lincoln biographies. Covering more than 100 pages this series provides the most thorough and dramatic account of Lincoln's assassination. There are several hundred illustrations, photographs, notes, newspaper clippings and caricatures. A clean very presentable set rare to find with the DJs.

$100.00

A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin
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A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin

By Harriet Beecher Stowe

Bedford, MA: Applewood Books, 1998 Applewood Books, Bedford, MA. 1998. Softcover/Trade Wraps. First Printing by Line Number. A facsimile reprint of the 1852 original. Book is tight, square, and unmarked but for former owner name on front wrap verso. Book Condition: Very Good; bumped tips; light soiling to wraps. No DJ. Printed card stock wraps. Wraps are not bent or folded; spine is not creased or split; text is secure in binding. 262 pp 8vo. When it was first published, Uncle Tom's Cabin brought with its huge success enormous attention to the depravity of slavery. Many people, however, questioned the basis of truth of the novel. In response, Mrs. Stowe gathered her research materials and published them in this rare book. A clean very presentable copy.

$12.50

Four Centuries in Kansas; Unit Studies

By Bliss Isely, W. M. Richards

Wichita, KS: The McCormick-Mathers Company, 1936 The McCormick-Mathers Company, Wichita, KS. 1936. Hardcover. First Edition. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Book Condition: Near Fine; slight discoloration at spine from sun exposure. DJ: Near Fine; small closed tear on front panel; slight suntanning. Blue cloth boards and spine with black and white lettering and design on spine and front board. Kansas design endpapers. 344 pp 8vo. Intended as a school textbook, this book is an original production for teaching Kansas history. It is based on original letters, journals, and documents of those who actually took part in the making of Kansas history and on information obtained at first by personal interview with Indians, scouts, Santa Fe traders, free-state partisans, border ruffians, Quantrill's raiders, buffalo hunters, and hundreds of others who were eye-witnesses to the events described in the book. A clean pristine copy.

$20.00

John Ericsson and the Inventions of War
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John Ericsson and the Inventions of War

By Ann Brophy

Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Silver Burdett Press, 1991 Silver Burdett Press, Englewood Cliffs, NJ. 1991. Hardcover. First Edition. The History of the Civil War series. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Book Condition: Fine. No DJ. Heavy plasticized pictorial boards and spine with black lettering on spine and front board. 126pp 4to. This book traces the life of the Swedish-American engineer and inventor who introduced the successful use of screw propellers on commercial and naval vessels, and designed and built the famous Civil War ship, the Monitor. A clean pristine copy.

$10.00

History of Jones County, Iowa; Past and Present; Volume II

By R.M. Corbit, Editor in Chief

Chicago, IL: S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1910 S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, Chicago, IL. 1910. Hardcover. First Edition Thus. Book is tight, square, and unmarked but for former owner name on FFFP. Book Condition: Fair; book is intact and original green cloth boards are present; previous owner has taped the spine area and the tips with green tape; interior hinges are torn through the original endpapers and taped together with an acetate type tape (see photos); interior pages are intact and clean. Gilt textblock edges. No DJ. Green cloth boards with missing spine (may be small pieces of a leather overlay under the tape). 662 pp 4to. Basically a biographical index of citizens living in Jones County in the 1910 period. Features many B&W photos with a frontispiece featuring Colonel William Tuckerman Shaw. A clean and presentable copy for study or research or a rebind.

$50.00

Eyewitness to War in Virginia 1861-1865; The Civil War Diary of John William Peyton
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Eyewitness to War in Virginia 1861-1865; The Civil War Diary of John William Peyton

By Walbrook D. Swank, Editor

Shippensburg, PA: Burd Street Press, 2003 Burd Street Press, Shippensburg, PA. 2003. Softcover/Trade Wraps. First Edition. Civil War Heritage Series, Volume XVI. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Glued binding. Book Condition: As New. No DJ. Pictorial Wraps. Wraps are not bent or folded; spine is not creased or split. 208 pp 8vo. This is a transcription of the day-to-day diary notations of John William Peyton of Rapidan, Orange County, Virginia. He was a civilian railroad station agent and his diary gives the story of life on the home front during the war as both Confederate and union troops moved through the area. A clean pristine copy.

$25.00

The Rebellion Record; A Diary of American Events; Volume III

By Frank Moore, Ed.

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Arno Press, 1977 Arno Press, New York. 1977 reprint of the 1862 original by G. P. Putnam. A Diary of American Events divided into sections covering Documents, Narratives, Illustrative Incidents, Poetry, and Etc. 12 portraits on steel and various maps and diagrams. Book is tight, square, and unmarked/unopened. Blue faux-leather boards with silver gilt on red background on the spine. A detailed record of events regarding the American Civil War. A pristine copy. Paginated by sections.

$60.00

Army of Amateurs; General Benjamin F. Butler and the Army of the James, 1863-1865

By Edward G. Longacre

Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1987 Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, PA. 1987. Hardcover. Stated First Edition/First Printing by line number. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Book Condition: As New. DJ: Fine. Brown boards with blue cloth overlay on spine and white lettering on spine. 388 pp 8vo. The most highly politicized force in American history led by presidential candidate MG Benjamin Butler. This army contributed to Union triumph at Petersburg, Fort Fisher; seized and occupied the Confederate Capital at Richmond and forced the surrender of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. It also fielded a corps composed of black units. A clean pristine copy.

$10.00

The Coming Fury; Volume One; The Centennial History of the Civil War

By Bruce Catton

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Doubleday and Company, 1961 Doubleday and Co, New York. 1961. First Edition. Book Condition: Near Fine; book has slight cocked spine. DJ: VG; has chipping at spine head and foot with small missing piece at head of spine; small closed tear on rear of DJ. 565 pp. Light green boards with darker green overlay on spine with bright black and silver lettering on spine and front board. Book is tight, square and unmarked test- has former owner name written on front pastedown. Maps as endpapers. A book about the coming Civil War as a classic tragedy; a series of ever-narrowing circles of choice with fewer and fewer men to make them, enclosing, finally, but two men faced with almost no choice at all. a look at the men who guided the nation toward conflict; the moderates, the extremists, and those caught in between. a pristine and clean copy in Brodart Mylar.

$17.50

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