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The Closing of the American Border: Terrorism, Immigration and Security Since 9/11

By: Alden, Edward

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, HarperCollins: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition Stated.

Seller ID: 009362


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. Size: 8vo -- 9.5 In Tall View more info

When Presidents Lie: A History of Official Deception and Its Consequences

By: Alterman, Eric

Price: $5.50

Publisher: NY, Viking Press: 2004

Edition: 1st Paperback Printing.

Seller ID: 009917


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. Size: 8vo -- 9 in Tall View more info

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Before Night Falls

By: Arenas, Reinaldo

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Penguin Group: 1994

Edition: 5th Paperback Printing.

Seller ID: 005897


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. Size: 8vo -- 7.75 In Tall View more info

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Crashing the Gate: Netroots, Grassroots and the Rise of People-Powered Politics

By: Armstrong, Jerome and Zuniga, Markos Moulistsas

Price: $4.50

Publisher: White River Junction, Vermont, Chelsea Green Publishing Co.: 2006

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 005086


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. Size: 8vo -- 9.25 in. Tall View more info

In the Name of Sorrow and Hope

By: Artzi-Pelossof, Noa Ben

Price: $4.50

Publisher: NY, Alfred A. Knopf: 1996

Edition: First U.S. Edition.

Seller ID: 000456


The 19-year-old granddaughter of assassinated Israeli premier Yitzhak Rabin writes about her grandfather and Mideast politics. Includes 8 pp. b& w photos. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

Rev. Martin Luther King: Man of Peace or Apostle of Violence?

By: Ashbrook, John M.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Washingon, D.C., Congressional Record: 1967

Edition: Oct. 4, 1967.

Seller ID: 005677


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 v... View more info

J. Edgar Hoover Speaks Concerning Communism

By: Bales, James D.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Washingon, D.C., Capitol Hill Press (Prospect House): 1973

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 003308


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. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

New International no. 7: Opening Guns of World War III: Washington's Assault on Iraq

By: Barnes, Jack, et. Al.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NY, Pathfinder Press (NY): 1991

Seller ID: 009955


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 ... View more info

Loyalties: A Son's Memoir

By: Bernstein, Carl

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Simon & Schuster: 1988

Seller ID: 001131


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. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" ta... View more info

The Clinton Wars

By: Blumenthal, Sidney

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2003

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 009684


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 shou... View more info

The Seduction of Hillary Rodham

By: Brock, David

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NY, Free Press (Simon & Schuster): 1996

Edition: Later Printing.

Seller ID: 001137


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. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Secret Societies.and How They Affect Our Lives Today

By: Browne, Sylvia

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Carlsbad, Calif., Hay House: 2007

Edition: 1st Edition Stated.

Seller ID: 009411


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.... View more info

While Reagan Slept

By: Buchwald, Art

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NY, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1983

Seller ID: 001231


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. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Packing the Court: The Rise of Judicial Power and the Coming Crisis of the Supreme Court

By: Burns, James MacGregor

Price: $5.50

Publisher: NY, Penguin: 2009

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 009413


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 h... View more info

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The Culture of Disbelief: How American Law and Politics Trivialize Religious Devotion

By: Carter, Stephen L.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NY, Anchor Books: 1994

Edition: 4th Printing.

Seller ID: 004607


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." Size: 8vo -- 9.25 in. Tall View more info

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Living History

By: Clinton, Hillary Rodham

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Scribner: 2004

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition.

Seller ID: 009316


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. View more info

Mr. Baruch

By: Coit, Margaret L.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 1957

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC).

Seller ID: 002833


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. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" t... View more info

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The Control Freak Revolution

By: Cran, Cheryl

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Franklin Lakes, N.J., Career Press: 2008

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 005522


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. Size: 8vo -- 8 in. Tall View more info

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Life and Services of Gen. John A. Logan: As Soldier and Statesman

By: Dawson, George Francis

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Whitefish, Montana, Kessinger Publishing: 2006

Edition: Facsimile Reprint.

Seller ID: 009071


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. Size: 8vo -- 9 in Tall View more info

Brazil: A Gracious People in a Heartless System

By: Dias, Zwinglio M and Hill, Joyce

Price: $3.50

Publisher: NY, Friendship Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 0503003839


100 pp. Nearly new, no markings. Spine uncreased. Several b&w photos. Cover shows a drawing of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception (based on a statue at the Museum of Sacred Art at the Federal Univeersity of Bahia). Two experienced mission workers describe Brazil's booming economy and the problems of its poor laborers. They also survey various mission efforts in Brazil. View more info