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The Second Rebellion: The Story of the New York City Draft Riots of 1863

By: McCague, James

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, The Dial Press, Inc.: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20300

ISBN: NO

Condition: Fine in Very Good dj


[no discernible wear to book; jacket sun-browned at spine, tiny chip at top front hinge, a couple of teensy nicks along top edge]. (endpaper maps, B&W illlustrations) A day-by-day account of one of the bloodiest riots in American history, which resulted in approximately 1,200 deaths and millions of dollars of property damage. (These events formed part of the background of Martin Scorsese's 2002 film GANGS OF NEW YORK.) View more info

Image for Captain Jack the Scout; or, the Indian wars about Old Fort Duquesne: An Historical Novel, with Copious Notes

Captain Jack the Scout; or, the Indian wars about Old Fort Duquesne: An Historical Novel, with Copious Notes

By: McKnight, Charles

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, The Gibson Press: (ca. 1930)

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 9239

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


[solid copy, minor shelfwear, gilt/black lettering/decoration on spine and front cover strong and bright, soiling/spotting to top edge and some foxing to fore-edge, annotation by previous owner on ffep with regard to original purchase of book; jacket is soiled and edgeworn, some water-spotting (particularly along spine), small tear at bottom of rear panel, small chip at top front hinge]. (B&W plates) Historical novel of the Seven Years War (aka the French and Indian War), fought between the French and the British on colonial soil (i.e., Canada and the future U.S.) from 1754 through 1760, focu... View more info

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The Judges and the Judged

By: Miller, Merle

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1952

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 24720

Condition: Good+ in Good dj


[minimal wear to book, bookplate on ffep, considerable discoloration to half-title and facing page from two laid-in contemporary newspaper reviews; jacket is edgeworn, small chip at bottom of front panel and another (smaller) at top edge of rear panel, various other tiny tears/creasing, spine a little sun-browned]. "The report on black-listing in radio and television, for the American Civil Liberties Union." Foreword by Robert E. Sherwood. Two unsourced clippings of contemporary reviews of the book laid in at the half-title page, one by Frances Biddle, the other by John B. Oakes (I b... View more info

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Good Time Girls of the Alaska-Yukon Gold Rush

By: Morgan, Lael

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Fairbanks/Seattle, Epicenter Press: 1998

Edition: 2nd printing?

Seller ID: 13580

ISBN: 0-945397-63-1

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight clean copy, no discernible wear; jacket shows minor surface wear, light surface-scratching to rear panel]. (B&W photographs) "History has long ignored many of the earliest female pioneers of the Far North -- the prostitutes and other 'disreputable' women who joined the mass pilgrimage to the booming gold camps of Alaska and the Yukon at the turn of the century. Leaving behind their hometowns and most constraints of the post-Victorian era, the 'good time girls' crossed both geographic and social frontiers, finding freedom, independence , hardship, heartbreak, and sometimes ast... View more info

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The Real War [*SIGNED* and inscribed to Jimmy Stewart]

By: Nixon, Richard

Price: $250.00

Publisher: New York, Warner Books: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 18832

ISBN: 0-446-51201-X

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[a touch of foxing to top page edges, but no significant wear; jacket has a short closed tear and associated horizontal creasing (fairly unobtrusive) at bottom of front flap, a little horizontal laminate-puckering near bottom of rear panel]. (endpaper maps) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on a special publisher's printed bookplate affixed to the half-title page: "Richard Nixon / for / Jimmy Stewart." The disgraced ex-President's umpteenth book, this one pushing the thesis that "World War III has begun, and we are losing it." It's not especially surprising that Stewart woul... View more info

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Mirrors of the Year: A National Review of the Outstanding Figures, Trends and Events of 1926-7

By: Overton, Grant, ed.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Frederick A. Stokes Company: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14472

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [solid copy, light bumping and minor wear to all corners, spine cloth slightly faded, previous owner's signature on ffep; quite a number of pages are uncut at bottom edge]. (cartoon drawings) Collection of essays on contemorary American culture, politics, sports, entertainment, etc., by well-known commentators of the time, including: Mark Sullivan, Grantland Rice, Clarence S. Darrow, Louis Bromfield, Elmer Davis, Herbert Asbury and Kathleen Norris. View more info

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Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them

By: Reich, Edward, and Carlton John Siegler

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, American Book Company: (c.1937)

Edition: Unstated edition

Seller ID: 18650

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+


(pictorial cloth; no dust jacket) [good sound book, minor spotting to fore-edge, discoloration in gutters]. (B&W photographs, drawings, tables, charts, etc.) An amazingly comprehensive guide to all kinds of things that Mr. and Mrs. Consumer (depicted in an amusing collage that serves as the book's frontispiece) might be persuaded to buy, whether they actually needed them or not. The purpose of the book (put together, let's note, by two members of the Merchandising Department of Newtown High School in NYC) was not merely to help young folks become well-informed and efficient consumers, howeve... View more info

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Sacco & Vanzetti: The Case Resolved

By: Russell, Francis

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: (c.1986)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13445

ISBN: 0-06-015524-8

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice copy, tight and clean, appears unread, no discernible wear; jacket has a tiny bit of wrinkling at bottom left-hand corner of front panel, otherwise bright and clean]. The author "set out some twenty-five years ago to write the book that would prove conclusively the innocence of Sacco and Vanzetti, but in his research he found the evidence against them overwhelming. Instead, his book 'Tragedy in Dedham,' which appeared in 1962, was one of the first direct challenges to the theory of their innocence. Since then many other books have been written preserving the theory of their innocen... View more info

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Immigrant Forces: Factors in the New Democracy

By: Shriver, William P.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, The Presbyterian Department of Missionary Education: (c.1913)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13926

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [good solid copy, light dust-soiling to top edges, previous owner's signature and date on ffep]. (B&W photographs, maps, charts) Wide-ranging look at the problems faced by immigrants to the United States, from the point of view of church/social workers dedicated to helping them assimilate into American society. Includes bibliography, appendixes, index; approximately 30 black and white photographs, some printed two or three on a single plate. One double-page map is in color. [on new-arrivals shelf] View more info

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United States Policy Toward Liberia: 1923-1947

By: Sisay, Hassan Bailey

Price: $30.00

Publisher: [Carbondale], Southern Illinois University: 1976

Seller ID: 6515

Condition: Near Fine


(maroon buckram, gilt lettering; no dust jacket, as issued) [minimal shelfwear, lower corners lightly bumped]. Ph.D. dissertation submitted to the Department of History, Southern Illinois University, October 1976. [Photocopy of original typescript, 243 pages; solidly bound]. "Examines American-Liberian relations since the foundation of the settlement in 1820, but with special emphasis on the years 1923 to 1947." View more info

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Organize or Perish: America's Independent Progressives, 1913-1933

By: Tobin, Eugene M.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York/Westport CT/London, Greenwood Press: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13151

ISBN: 0-313-25013-8

Condition: Near Fine


(no dust jacket, as issued) [good solid copy, very light shelfwear, very faint pencil marks (mostly little tiny dots) in margins throughout book (NO underlining, however)]. (Contributions in American History, No. 114) Series (++) View more info