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1 Alden, Edward The Closing of the American Border: Terrorism, Immigration and Security Since 9/11
NY HarperCollins 2008 0061558397 / 9780061558399 1st Edition Stated Boards Good+ Very Good+ Ex Library 8vo -- 9.5 In Tall 
346 pp. Former library book with bar code tag on mylar protector, discard stampings. A few pencil notes and underlinings on a half-dozen pages, otherwise clean. Binding firm. Author, a fellow with the Council for Foreign Relations, details internal wrangling within the Geo. W. Bush administration on border security issues in the first few years after 9-11. 27 pp. bibliography, index. 
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2 Alterman, Eric When Presidents Lie: A History of Official Deception and Its Consequences
NY Viking Press 2004 096568329x / 9780965683296 1st Paperback Printing Trade Papeback Near Fine 8vo -- 9 in Tall 
447 pp. Close to new, spine uncreased. Includes 91 pp. of reference notes, plus bibliography and index. In this survey, a Brooklyn College professor and media critic examines the modern presidency, from FDR through W. Bush. He doesn't make moral judgments about presidential deception, focusing instead on how the lies tend to backfire. 
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Before Night Falls, Arenas, Reinaldo
3 Arenas, Reinaldo Before Night Falls
NY Penguin Group 1994 0140157654 / 9780140157659 5th Paperback Printing Trade Paperback Near Fine No Jacket 8vo -- 7.75 In Tall 
317 pp. Close to new, no markings, spine uncreased, light toning. With movie promotional bookmark laid in. Translated by Dolores M. Koch. A vivid, emotional memoir of a gay writer's life in Cuba. Arenas recounts how Castro first inspired him and other young gays, but then Castro's secret police and informers ended up putting many gays, including Arenas, in prison. Cover shows actor Javier Bardem playing Arena in the film version of the memoir. 
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Crashing the Gate: Netroots, Grassroots and the Rise of People-Powered Politics, Armstrong, Jerome and Zuniga, Markos Moulistsas
4 Armstrong, Jerome and Zuniga, Markos Moulistsas Crashing the Gate: Netroots, Grassroots and the Rise of People-Powered Politics
White River Junction, Vermont Chelsea Green Publishing Co. 2006 1931498997 / 9781931498999 First Edition Boards Very Good + Very Good 8vo -- 9.25 in. Tall 
195 pp. Close to new, no markings, very clean. Two pioneers of the political blogging movement expound on how an Internet-based movement can revitalize the Democratic Party and make it more populist. They operate the Daily Kos and MyDD blogs. Worth a closer look in the wake of the Hillary Clinton defeat in 2016 election. 
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5 Artzi-Pelossof, Noa Ben In the Name of Sorrow and Hope
NY Alfred A. Knopf 1996 0579450793 First U.S. Edition Cloth & Boards Verty Good + Near Fine 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
The 19-year-old granddaughter of assassinated Israeli premier Yitzhak Rabin writes about her grandfather and Mideast politics. Includes 8 pp. b& w photos. 
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6 Ashbrook, John M. Rev. Martin Luther King: Man of Peace or Apostle of Violence?
Washingon, D.C. Congressional Record 1967 Oct. 4, 1967 Leaflet Very Good Ephemera Folio -- 14 in Tall By 8 In Wide 
Six-page tri-fold leaflet reproducing an excerrpt from the Congressional Record for Oct. 4, 1967. The leaflet is largely an abridged version of a speech by arch-conservative Rep. John M. Ashbrook excoriating Dr. Martin Luther King as a fellow-traveler with the U.S. Communist Party. Leaflet is folded in half and lightly yellowed, but still intact. Red stamping shows it was distributed by the Illinois Small Business Man's Association, based in Chicago. An artifact of the volatile Sixties period. . 
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7 Bales, James D. J. Edgar Hoover Speaks Concerning Communism
Washingon, D.C. Capitol Hill Press (Prospect House) 1973 First Edition Cloth Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
324 pp. Very light shelfwear, light foxing on endpapers and edges, text clean. No markings. Binding strong. An encyclopedia of excerpts from Hoover speeches dealing with various aspects of the Communist subversion threat that he perceived in America in the '50s and '60s. Includes comments on campus protests and the anti-war movement. 
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8 Barnes, Jack, et. Al. New International no. 7: Opening Guns of World War III: Washington's Assault on Iraq
NY Pathfinder Press (NY) 1991 0873486420 / 9780873486422 Trade Papeback Near Fine Magazine 8vo -- 8.25 in. 
333 pp. Tight, nearly new collection of articles about the First Gulf War (against Iraq's attempt to occupy Kuwait), written from the perspective of the U.S. Socialist Workers Party. Cover corner creased. The anthology denounces the American campaign as a failure that slaughtered tens of thousands of Iraqi soldiers and created millions of refugees but didn't rein in Saddam Hussein. Other articles criticize the surge in US militarism during the Carter administration, and revisit the forgotten 1945 protest against U.S. occupation of Japan. The magazine was dated and issued in 1991, but may have been reprinted in paperback form in 2003. 
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9 Bernstein, Carl Loyalties: A Son's Memoir
NY Simon & Schuster 1988 0671649426 / 9780671649425 Cloth & Boards Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
262 pp. Foxing on bottom edge; 2 red dots on top edge. Pages lightly yellowed but clean. Washington Post's Carl Bernstein writes a biography of his parents, Carl and Sylvia Bernstein, who resisted the government's Communist witchhunt in the 1950s. Alfred Bernstein was a defense lawyer for more than 500 defendants in the campaign. Carl Bernstein holds Harry Truman largely responsible for the wave of paranoia that led to McCarthyism. 
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10 Blumenthal, Sidney The Clinton Wars
NY Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2003 0374125023 / 9780374125028 First Edition Cloth Strip and Boards Fine Fine 8vo -- 9.25 in. 
Nearly new copy, firm, clean. 822 pp., with 16pp glossy b&w photos of the Clintons and various VIPs, plus Blumenthal and his wife. A reporter who joined the Clinton administration as an adviser recounts the various political crises that challenged Bill Clinton, including his impeachment. The book concludes with "an eloquent assessment of what the Clinton legacy means for the future of American politics." A timely read as US voters decide whether Clinton team should be returned to the White House. 
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11 Bradlee, Ben A Good Life: Newspapering and Other Adventures
NY Simon & Schuster 1995 0684808943 / 9780684808949 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
514 pp. , 20 pp. b&w photos. Autobiography of a Harvard-educated journalist who became a Washington Post managing editor, key manager of Watergate reporting and disclosures. 
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12 Brock, David The Seduction of Hillary Rodham
NY Free Press (Simon & Schuster) 1996 0684834510 / 9780684834511 Later Printing Cloth & Boards Good Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
452 pp., with 16 pp. b&w photos. Some soild to edges. Text clean. no markings, price clipped. Conservative journalist David Brock portrays Hillary Rodham as a complex person, neither a demon nor heroine as she usually is perceived. 
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Secret Societies...and How They Affect Our Lives Today, Browne, Sylvia
13 Browne, Sylvia Secret Societies...and How They Affect Our Lives Today
Carlsbad, Calif. Hay House 2007 1401916759 / 9781401916756 1st Edition Stated Boards Near Fine No Jacket 8vo -- 8.75 in Tall 
225 pp. Close to new, tight. Clean text. Browne is a self-styled psychic and spiritual leader of the Society of Novus Spiritus. She reviews a number of exclusive and/or underground organizations in various facets of American and European culture. Some are ancient, others contemporary. Her topics include Freemasonry, Rosicrucians, Trilateral Commission, the Illuminati, Opus Dei, Knights Templar, and Gnostics. She says her research was assisted by a spirit guide, Francine. 
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14 Buchwald, Art While Reagan Slept
NY G.P. Putnam's Sons 1983 0399128417 / 9780399128417 Cloth & Boards Good + Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Steve Mendelson 
334 pp. Dj chipped at bottom. DJ lettering faintly bled thru to front yellow board. Small dent bottom of front cover. Light dampstain to corners of boards; stains on edges. Text bright andclean, no marks. A collection of Buchwald's satirical columns about the Reagan administration. DJ shows Buchwald in nightshirt, prayhing. Rear panel has humorous cartoon of Buchwald in old-lady drag, clutching infant Reagan in nightcap. 
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Packing the Court: The Rise of Judicial Power and the Coming Crisis of the Supreme Court, Burns, James MacGregor
15 Burns, James MacGregor Packing the Court: The Rise of Judicial Power and the Coming Crisis of the Supreme Court
NY Penguin 2009 1594202192 / 9781594202193 First Edition Cloth & Boards Near Fine Near Fine 8vo--9.5 In Tall 
326 pp. With table of justices and 42 pp. of reference notes and citations. Nearly new, slash mark on bottom edge. Slight soil on rear of dj. Tight, square. Text clean. Cover blurb from Barbara Kellerman of the Kennedy School at Harvard: "The book is past and present at its best -- a rigorous and revealing recounting of this most elusive and even reclusive of the three branches of government.Burns concludes with a clear caustion: that failure to reform the nation's highest court risks having it deviate still further from what the Founders originally intended." Jacket flap adds:"...Much as we like to believe the court remains above the political fray, Burns recounts how often justices behave like politicians in robes. Now, more than eight years after Bush v. Gore, ideological justices have the tightest grip ont he court in recent memory." 
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The Culture of Disbelief: How American Law and Politics Trivialize Religious Devotion, Carter, Stephen L.
16 Carter, Stephen L. The Culture of Disbelief: How American Law and Politics Trivialize Religious Devotion
NY Anchor Books 1994 0385474989 / 9780385474986 4th Printing Trade Paperback Very Good 8vo -- 9.25 in. Tall 
328 pp. Lightly thumbed, spine uncreased. A few tiny one-word notes and arrows in the margin of a half-dozen pages or so, otherwise clean. A few pages have dog-ear creases. An argument that American zeal to keep religion out of government puts the devout in an isolated, marginal position. The Christian Science Monitor says Carter's "quiet call for more space in the public square for religious pluralism is timely, fresh and much needed." 
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Living History, Clinton, Hillary Rodham
17 Clinton, Hillary Rodham Living History
NY Scribner 2004 0743222253 / 9780743222259 1st Paperback Edition Trade Paperback Near Fine 
566 pp., 26 pp. b&w glossy photos, with index, reading guide. Clinton recounts her life up through her stint as First Lady in Bill Clinton's tempestuous administration. 
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18 Coit, Margaret L. Mr. Baruch
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1957 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Cloth Good - Fair 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
784 pp. Heavy fading of spine, Three holes in cover cloth along front hinge. Lighter fading along edges, large chips in dj spine and flap creases. Text clean, binding sturdy. A voluminous biography of Bernard Baruch, a conservative Democrat who became an adviser to six presidents, starting with Woodrow Wilson. Numerous photos. Excellent reference for understanding those who wield power in government in largely unofficial capacities. 
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The Control Freak Revolution, Cran, Cheryl
19 Cran, Cheryl The Control Freak Revolution
Franklin Lakes, N.J. Career Press 2008 1564149846 / 9781564149848 First Edition Faux Leatherette Fine Fine 8vo -- 8 in. Tall 
224 pp. New, unread. No markings. Publication press release laid in. Management consultant Cheryl Cran details in practical ways how to use a control-freak personality to achieve team productivity. She draws from experiences of Donald Trump, Martha Stewart and others to make her points. Includes insights on how to blend Baby Boomers and Gen X'ers in the workforce. Her clients have include KPMG, Beltone, Nintendo and others. 
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Life and Services of Gen. John A. Logan: As Soldier and Statesman, Dawson, George Francis
20 Dawson, George Francis Life and Services of Gen. John A. Logan: As Soldier and Statesman
Whitefish, Montana Kessinger Publishing 2006 1428652892 / 9781428652897 Facsimile Reprint Trade Paperback Fine No Jacket 8vo -- 9 in Tall 
467 pp. No creases or markings, crisp and tight as new. A 2006 facsimile reproduction of an adulatory 1884 biography of a Civl War hero who later served as an Illinois congressman and a Republican nominee for vice president. Most of the material is about his political career. Frontispiece portrait of Logan is dark and not well reproduced. However, text throughout is crisp and clear in approximately a 10-point font. 
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