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Mark Hanna's "Moral Cranks" and--Others: A Study of To-day

By: "Mul" [William H. Muldoon]

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Brooklyn NY, George F. Spinney Company: 1900

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22998

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [some soiling/spotting to page edges and spine, rear hinge just starting, minor bumping to several corners]. (B&W photo frontispiece portrait of author) An examination of the then-current state of American politics, particularly with regard to the influence of Socialist ideology. Mark Hanna, whose quote disparaging a political opponent as a "moral crank" inspired the book's title, was a prominent Republican businessman and politician, who served as a U.S. Senator from 1897 to 1904 and was a close confidant and advisor to William McKinley both before and during his Pre... View more info

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Complete Texts of the Kennedy-Nixon Debates

By: (Congressional Record)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Washington DC, Congressional Quarterly Inc.: 1960

Seller ID: 22657

Condition: Near Fine


[light handling wear only]. This is an assemblage, I guess you'd call it, of the relevant pages from four issues of Congressional Quarterly, in which were printed the full transcripts of the four debates between Presidential candidates John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon, held on September 26, October 7, October 13, and October 21, 1960. The four sections have been neatly stapled together, and cumulatively present 28 double-columned pages of text (with a large red X drawn across the extra pages on which no debate text appears). These were, of course, "historic" events in every sense... View more info

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The People Talk: American Voices from the Great Depression

By: Appel, Benjamin

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster/Touchstone: 1982 (c.1940)

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 3855

ISBN: 0671438093

Condition: Near Fine


[nice and tight, a little edgewear to covers, remainder stamp on bottom edge]. Trade PB Reprint of this oral history of the Great Depression, originally published in 1940; new introduction by Nathan Glazer. View more info

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The Rise of Massive Resistance: Race and Politics in the South During the 1950's

By: Bartley, Numan V.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press: (c.1969)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22621

ISBN: 0-8071-0848-0

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [moderate shelfwear to book, previous owner's commercial bookplate on front pastedown; jacket a little edgeworn, a bit of paper loss at both ends of spine, light soiling to rear panel]. (B&W photographs) A history of the early Civil Rights era in the South, focusing not directly on the movement itself but rather on the fight put up against it by the segregationist/white supremacist elements in the region. In the book, blurbed as "the first scholarly work to deal definitively with the politics of southern resistance to public school desegregation," "the author view... View more info

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Airmail Antics

By: Boughner, Fred

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Sidney OH, Amos Press, Inc.: (c.1988)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17770

ISBN: 0-940403-08-0

Condition: Near Fine


[a tight, clean copy with just a few traces of handling wear]. Trade PB (B&W photograph, facsimiles) "Thrilling Stories of the Pioneer U.S. Government Airmail Service," promises the cover blurb, and it certainly provides that -- but this history of the U.S. Air Mail Service, covering its early glory years (1918-1934) is just as much about the stamps as about the airplanes. In fact, over half the book's illustrations are not of planes or intrepid pilots, but are reproductions of envelopes -- postmarked, sometimes decorated (with graphics or commemorations of historic flights), and of ... View more info

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The Child in the City: A Series of Papers Presented at the Conferences Held During The Chicago Child Welfare Exhibit

By: Breckinridge, Sophonisba P., ed.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, The Department of Social Investigations/Chicago School of Civics and Philanthropy: 1912

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22594

Condition: Fair


(no dust jacket) [moderate wear at extremities, both hinges cracked (the front more severely than the rear), private "Ex Libris" bookplate on front pastedown; all photographic plates are present (one illustrating the beginning of each major section of the book), but one is detached from the binding]. (11 B&W photographic plates) A collection of papers presented at the conferences referenced in the book's subtitle, held during two weeks in May 1911. Following some introductory matter (including the comments of Jane Addams regarding the "Opening of the Exhibit"), the papers are... View more info

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Voices from the Camps: Internment of Japanese Americans During World War II

By: Brimner, Larry Dane

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Franklin Watts: (c.1994)

Edition: 3rd printing

Seller ID: 18662

ISBN: 0-531-11179-2

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[minimal shelfwear to book; jacket has a couple of tiny closed tears at top edge, minor scuff wear along spine]. (B&W photographs) "In the moving book, Japanese Americans tell in their own words of their experiences during the evacuation to internment camps" in the months following Pearl Harbor. Although not explicitly stated as such, this would appear to be targeted to high school-age readers. Source notes; glossary; selected bibliography; index. View more info

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A History of the Chicago Ladies' Garment Workers' Union

By: Carsel, Wilfred

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Chicago, Normandie House: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17991

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [light shelfwear, slight bumping to bottom corners, gilt spine lettering somewhat dulled but completely readable; binding firm, no markings in text]. (B&W photographs) From the introduction: "Most books on labor preoblems discuss broad national movements and issues but do not touch the living, breathing, local units which are the basic realities. In short, most such books seem unable to see the trees because of the forest. Mr. Carsel's book tells the interesting story of the men and women who during the last half century have made women's clothing in Chicago, and of thei... View more info

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Another Part of the Fifties

By: Carter, Paul A.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Columbia University Press: (c.1983)

Edition: 3rd printing

Seller ID: 6658

ISBN: 0-231-05222-7

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[very faint soiling to top edge; jacket shows minimal surface wear]. (B&W photographs, cartoons) History of the 1950's that "rescues this much-maligned decade from the oblivion to which it has undeservedly been consigned. Far from being stagnant, [the author] argues, the fifties had a richness, both political and cultural, that we are only now beginning to appreciate. It was an era of self-confidence and growth, when Americans were attempting to tell each other--and the world--who they were and where they thought they were going." View more info

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America's Italian Founding Fathers

By: Caso, Adolph

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, Branden Press: (c.1975)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18671

ISBN: 0-8283-1610-4

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[a trace of wear to bottom edge, minor soiling to top edge, in all other respects a nice clean book; jacket a little edgeworn, red lettering on spine faded to pink but still readable, one tiny closed tear near top front hinge, minor scrape mark at top of spine]. This "Special Bicentennial Publication" highlights "the direct and indirect role the Italians played during America's formative years when the Declaration of Causes, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights were published to the world. William Paca, Charles Bellini, Philip Mazzei, and Jose... View more info

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Child Labor in City Streets

By: Clopper, Edward N.

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1913 (c.1912)

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 17617

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[dust-darkening to top edge, otherwise a nice solid copy with only minimal handling wear; jacket moderately soiled (especially at edges), slightly browned at spine, a few tiny tears]. (one photographic plate, tables, forms) Study focusing an "a neglected form of child labor," namely that performed by "newsboys, bootblacks, peddlers, messengers and other juvenile street workers." The author makes a case that this work should not simply be regulated, but actually prohibited. Especially interesting are the appendixes, which reproduce a number of forms then in use for the licens... View more info

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The Ground We Stand On: Some Examples from the History of a Political Creed

By: Dos Passos, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace & Co.: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3099

Condition: Good


(no dust jacket) [solid copy, with moderate overall wear, darkening/discoloration to spine, top edge soiled]. View more info

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Unmarked Grave: Remembering an American Patriot

By: Gilberstadt, Debra Pack

Price: $20.00

Publisher: (n.p.), Eslinger House Publishing: (c.2005)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15937

ISBN: 0-97630330-2

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[a very nice copy, absolutely no wear at all to the book; jacket shows just a trace of surface handling wear]. Historical semi-fiction about a soldier in the Continental Army during the American Revolution, one William Robertson. The author, Robertson's great-granddaughter, while doing genealogical research to confirm a family relationship to Patrick Henry, instead "discovered a lesser-known hero [Robertson] in an unmarked grave, and slowly peeled back the layers of time to unveil him. The story combines fact, family stories, and flights of fancy to present a historically accurate evoca... View more info

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Back to Work: The Story of PWA

By: Ickes, Harold L.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17990

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [solid copy, a couple of light spots on spine, minor soiling to top pages edges; internally clean, binding strong]. (B&W photographs) FDR's Secretary of the Interior tells of the accomplishments of the PWA (Public Works Administration) in its first two years. Part of the first wave of Roosevelt's New Deal programs, its initial two-year budget of $3.3 billion was distributed to more than 15,000 individual construction projects, including airports, dams, highways, bridges, schools, hospitals and public housing. One of the key figures in the implementation of the New Deal, Ick... View more info

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Cocoanut Grove

By: Keyes, Edward

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Atheneum: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14389

ISBN: 0-689-11406-0

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight clean copy, the barest trace of shelfwear to bottom edge; jacket shows very light handling wear]. (frontispiece diagram) "A spellbinding, minute-by-minute account of the most famous disaster in American history -- the fire in Boston's Cocoanut Grove nightclub that, on November 28, 1942, claimed 491 lives. In a masterful work of reportage, [the author] has re-created that terrible night -- the horror of the fire, the heroics of the medical workers (that night Boston hospitals treated more burn victims than London's did on the worst night of the Blitz), the stories of the victi... View more info

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Our Town: Race, Housing, and the Soul of Suburbia

By: Kirp, David L., John P. Dwyer, and Larry A. Rosenthal

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New Brunswick NJ, Rutgers University Press: (c.1995)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15737

ISBN: 0-8135-2253-6

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nearly flawless copy, minor spot of soiling at top corner of front cover but no other discernible wear; jacket shows very light wear and minor wrinkling at top of front panel, minor surface wear]. (B&W photographs, cartoons) History of the Mount Laurel decision, "the Brown v. Board of Education of fair housing," a case "that spanned two decades and remade the suburban landscape" of Camden, New Jersey, and its neighbor, Mount Laurel Township. View more info

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The Making of the Prefident [President] 1789: The Unauthorized Campaign Biography [*SIGNED*]

By: Kitman, Marvin

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: (c.1989)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 17077

ISBN: 0-06-015981-2

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[book has only minimal shelfwear, very slight scuffing to page edges; jacket a little soiled, one-inch split at bottom front foldover INSCRIBED humorously ("All you ever wanted to know about the Floundering Fathers!") and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. Tongue-in-cheek history of the 1789 Presidential campaign, in which George Washington ran unopposed and received 100% of the vote -- circumstances that did NOT, the author assures us, result from a communist conspiracy. "The hot, infide ftory of how George Washington got to be Prefident, and a monument and a bridge a... View more info

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November Patriots: The Murder of John F. Kennedy

By: Kritzberg, Constance, and Larry Hancock

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Colorado Springs CO, UnderCover Press: (c.1998)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19157

ISBN: 0-9667281-0-6

Condition: Good


[nice-looking copy with light external wear, BUT be aware that there is a considerable amount of blue hi-liting through the last one-third of the book]. Trade PB (maps, photographs, drawings) This "part novel, part research text" about the events of November 22, 1963 presents "dozens of pages of official documents and illustrations, including documents suppressed or altered during the official investigation." (Or perhaps, in the spirit of the thing, they should say "official investigation"; or maybe official "investigation.") The binding and organization of th... View more info

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Hidden Terrors

By: Langguth, A.J.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Pantheon Books: (c.1978)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17964

ISBN: 0-394-40674-5

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [slight bump to top front corner, minor shelfwear, generally a solid clean book; jacket shows only a bit of surface wear, would rate a little higher but for the price-clipping]. Presenting "the truth about U.S. police operations in Latin America," the book "tells about how the CIA, the Pentagon, and hundreds of U.S. police advisors encouraged the overthrow of democracy in Brazil and set up a pattern for military takeovers in Uruguay, Chile, and Argentina." The focus of the book is Dan Mitrione, a U.S. police advisor from Indiana whose "job led him inextric... View more info

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The Agony of the American Left

By: Lasch, Christopher

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1969

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 20407

ISBN: NO

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[a clean unblemished book with no discernible wear; jacket shows light surface wear, very minor wrinkling along top edge]. "A critical study of American radicalism since the 1920's, from the early successes of the Old Left and its subsequent defense of the status quo, to the failure of the new activists -- black and white -- to convert protest into programs." Lasch (1932-1994), an iconoclastic historian and social critic whose cultural conservatism was infused with ideas derived from Marxist economics and Freudian critical theory, won a National Book Award for his 1979 best-seller ... View more info