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Eisenhower and the Mass Media: Peace, Prosperity, and Prime-Time TV

By: Allen, Craig

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill NC/London, University of North Carolina Press: (c.1993)

Edition: First printing

Seller ID: 1052

ISBN: 0-8078-4409-8

Condition: Near Fine


[as new, except for a tiny bump to the upper right-hand corner of the front cover]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) View more info

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The Frightened Giant: My Unfinished Affair with America

By: Belfrage, Cedric

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd.: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8600

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[solid copy, worn at extremities as is common with this cheaply-produced book, light water spotting at top of both covers (not serious and not affecting interior); jacket has some minor fading/soiling, but in better shape than often seen]. Blacklisted journalist/editor/novelist (and one-time film critic) Belfrage took advantage(?) of the three months he was parked in jail, awaiting his eventual deportation, to write this passionate memoir, in which not only expresses his... View more info

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The New Populism: The Politics of Empowerment

By: Boyte, Harry C., and Frank Riessman, eds.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Temple University Press: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14699

ISBN: 0-87722-429-3

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[nice tight copy, minor shelfwear to bottom edge, faint soiling to top page edges; jacket shows a bit of wear at extremities, one tiny tear at top right-hand corner of front panel, light soiling to rear panel]. A "highly charged collection of essays, speeches, and interviews examining the impact of populism in the 1980s," at a time when it appeared as though this "movement could change the face of American democracy." Wonder how that worked out? Contri... View more info

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The Chomsky Reader

By: Chomsky, Noam (ed. by James Peck)

Price: $6.00

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13797

ISBN: 0-394-74173-6

Condition: Very Good+


[minor wear from careful reading, very light soiling to fore-edge, soft diagonal bend (not crease) at bottom corner of front cover, miniscule dog-earing at a couple of corners]. Trade PB This volume "brings together for the first time the political thought of America's leading dissident intellectual. At the center of practically every major debate over America's role in the world, one finds Noam Chomsky's ideas -- sometimes attacked, sometimes studiously ignored, b... View more info

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Drawn and Quartered: Paul Conrad: The Best Political Cartoons [*SIGNED* slipcased edition]

By: Conrad, Paul; texts by Richard C. Bergholz

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Harry N. Abrams, Inc.: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22662

ISBN: 0-8109-1291-0

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[book is flawless but for a thin vertical line (discoloration of some sort) running up the middle of the ffep; jacket a teensy bit scrunched at top front corner, minor surface wear; slipcase lightly scuffed but still in nice condition]. (cartoons) SIGNED boldly by Paul Conrad on the ffep. More than 240 examples of the work of one of the greatest political cartoonists. "Arranged in eight sections, covering everything from gun control to the Watergate scandal to Presi... View more info

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An American With Guts [*SIGNED*]

By: Edell, Edward

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, The Cole-Holmquist Press: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17502

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[nice tight clean copy, slightly bumped at a couple of corners; jacket shows some wear at extremities, one short gouge-tear in front panel, small sticker-removal scar on spine]. (B&W photographs) SIGNED (as I suspect all copies are) by the author at the conclusion of his list of 14 "Suggestions to Mr. and Mrs. America," near the back of the book. The central figure of this far-right-wing screed is Dr. John Robert Lechner (he's the "American with Guts," ... View more info

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I'd Rather Be President: A Handbook for Expectant Candidates

By: Ellis, Charles, and Frank Weir

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: (c.1956)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18915

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good- dj


[minor wear to book, light age-tanning to page edges; jacket shows moderate soiling]. (cartoon drawings) Tongue-in-cheek how-to-run-for-high-office handbook that "charts your course from the inevitable denial that you are a candidate to the polite wire of condolence to your defeated opponent," including such helpful advice as "how to throw your hat into the ring with a forthright statement which, carefully avoiding anything specific, demands justice, honor, ... View more info

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Democracy Works

By: Hays, Arthur Garfield

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1939)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9428

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[good solid copy, minor shelfwear, some browning to endpapers, previous owner's embossed signature on ffep; jacket shows some wear at edges/extremities, minor chipping along top edge, small surface-peeled spot (1/2" x 3/4") on spine]. A resounding endorsement of Democracy American Style, by the noted attorney and civil libertarian (1881-1954), who became general counsel for the ACLU in 1920 and was subsequently involved in many of the most famous trials in Ameri... View more info

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The Minutemen

By: Jones, T. Harry Jr.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11943

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dj


[solid copy, moderate shelfwear, light browning to page edges, gift inscription on ffep; jacket is a bit edgeworn, 1/2-inch triangular chip and associated creasing at top of front panel, a few other small tears]. "Right now in this country there is a far-right, anticommunist organization forming itself into a dangerous underground army. In groups scattered throughout the country, the Minutemen are building up large stores of weapons, including high-powered rifles wit... View more info

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Soldiers and Students; a study of right- and left-wing radicals

By: Kroes, Rob

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London/Boston, Routledge & Kegan Paul: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14852

ISBN: 0-7100-8089-1

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


(price-clipped) [light browning to page edges, but no significant wear, previous owner's signature on ffep; jacket shows only light surface wear]. (International Library of Sociology) Series A study of interest groups competing under conditions of scarcity. "In separate chapters.....right-wing radicalism is treated through a study of military intervention in domestic politics; left-wing radicalism through analysis of student activism. The case studies are centred o... View more info

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Masters of Stupidity [*SIGNED*]

By: Landon, Maxwell

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, Vantage Press: (c.1964)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 17322

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[slight wear to book at ends of spine and bottom edge, very light soiling to bottom edge; jacket lightly soiled, a bit wear at edges and corners, a couple of tiny edge-tears]. INSCRIBED at great length and SIGNED by the author on the ffep (actually signed "Ruth and Max"). A first-person account of the author's experiences in Los Angeles, circa 1944-1952; a WWII vet, he worked at various odd jobs while also attending film and theatre classes at USC and UCLA un... View more info

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Bush Lies in State [*SIGNED*]

By: McCourt, Malachy

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Sensei Publications: (c.2004)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15655

ISBN: 0-9755746-0-4

Condition: Fine


[brand-new copy, bright and tight with no discernible wear]. Trade PB INSCRIBED generically ("Blessings!") and SIGNED by the author on the title page. A couple of dozen brief anti-GWB rants, by an author described on the book's cover as "an environmentalist who advocates more trees and less Bushes." The back-cover blurb declares "Blinky Bin Bush and the Texiban Must Go!" Nice try, but fat lot of good it did, since we ended up suffering through... View more info

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Alien Ink: The FBI's War on Freedom of Expression

By: Robins, Natalie

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Co.: (c.1992)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9642

ISBN: 0-688-06885-5

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice clean copy, minimal shelfwear; minor edgewear to jacket]. (B&W photographs) "The most comprehensive book yet written on how the Federal Bureau of Investigation waged war against American writers and readers from the early years of this century. As [the author] reveals for the first time, this assault on freedom of expression began long before iron-fisted J. Edgar Hoover joined the Justice Department and made his name synonymous with that of the FBI for over f... View more info

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Treason in American Education: A Case History

By: Rogers, Frederick Rand

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York/Monterey CA, Pleiades Publications: c.1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 79

Condition: Near Fine in Good+ dj


(price-clipped) [jacket worn, with several tears, soiling on back cover]. Pity the poor author -- he set out to simply write a biography of his beloved professor Ellwood Patterson Cubberly, first dean of the School of Education at Stanford, "for over fifty years devoted to American public education to the exclusion of all else save his devoted wife." In the process of research, however, he smelled something rotten, and upon further investigation discovered nothin... View more info

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After the Cold War: Europe's New Political Architecture

By: Rusi, Alpo M.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3444

ISBN: 0-312-06114-5

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[traces of handling wear to jacket]. "Calling for interdisciplinary approaches in analyzing international relations, [the author] provides exceptional new interpretations of the post-World War II history of the East-West conflict. In [this book], he charts the path toward the creation of new security systems, which, together with those already existing, should constitute the basis for a new peace order beyond bipolarity." View more info

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The McCarthy Wit

By: {McCarthy, Eugene} Adler, Bill, ed.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Greenwich CT, Fawcett Gold Medal (T2100): (c.1969)

Edition: 1st ed. (pbo)

Seller ID: 7855

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+


[nice tight copy, with some minor surface paper loss at bottom corners of front cover]. Mass Market PB "This is the McCarthy wit, ironic, meaningful, incisive. It is a wit that reveals a brilliant but gentle man whose ideas rallied millions of devoted followers. Like the humor of Churchill, Stevenson, and Kennedy [this in reference to the editor's previous compilations in this vein], the McCarthy wit is a joy to be heard and will be read and quoted for years to com... View more info