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The Story of Our Time -- Encyclopedia Yearbook 1948

By: N/A

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Grolier Society:

Seller ID: 007026

Condition: Very Good +


431 pp. on coated stock, with numerous b& w photos. No markings. Upper corners bumped, slight wear on spine edges. Condensed chronology of world events, plus developments summarized for many industries and fields. Ideal gift for someone born in that year. View more info

A History of the United States

By: Adams, Charles Kendall and Trent , William P.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Boston, Allyn and Bacon: 1913

Edition: Revised Edition.

Seller ID: 009785

Condition: Fair


566 pp. Binding loose, a few pages detached but laid in. Preliminary blank pages filled with pencil notes. A few scattered pencil notes within text. Spine edges rubbed, dark gray cloth covers rubbed and titling partly gone. Brownish stain in center of pp. 46 to 71. Still satisfactory as a reading or reference copy. Frontispiece shows Gilbert Stuart's oval portrait of George Washington. Manny pastel colored maps of US. This is a genuine high-school textbook circa 1913, not a print-on-demand fascimile. Text is divided into 725 chronological topics, each about a page or half-page .Period covered ... View more info

A History of the United States

By: Adams, Charles Kendall and Trent , William P.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Boston, Allyn and Bacon: 1922

Edition: Revised Edition.

Seller ID: 010052

Condition: Good


572 pp. plus 50 pp. additional appendices and index. Rear endpapers cracked, but textblock still loosely attached. Pencil diagram on rear endpaper, otherwise nearly clean. PP. 96-97 has brownish stain from a pressed flower. Light speckling of disclored dots on front cover. Dark gray cloth covers rubbed and spine titling mostly gone. Later edition that covers US presidential admilnistrations through Harding. Frontispiece shows Gilbert Stuart's oval portrait of George Washington. Manny pastel colored maps of US. This is a genuine high-school textbook of the 1920s, not a print-on-demand fascimile... View more info

Three Tenant Families: Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

By: Agee, James

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Ballantine: 1969

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 010277

Condition: Good +


428 pp. Moderate toning of text, light edgewear, spine crease. Text clean, textblock still tight. No markings. About 60 full-page b&w photos by Evans form an unpaginated introduction to the text. A pioneering report on poverty among sharecroppers during the Great Depression in the Deep South. Fortune magazine originally commissioned the project but then rejected it, leaving it to Houghton Mifflin to publish the material in 1941. The book was mostly ignored until the 1960s, as LBJ's War on Poverty gained momentum. Size: 12mo -- 7 in View more info

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To America: Personal Reflections of an Historian

By: Ambrose, Stephen E.

Price: $4.80

Publisher: NY, Simon & Schuster: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004689

ISBN: 0743202759

Condition: Very Good


265 pp., index. Remainder slash on bottom edge. DJ has dullish spot on acetate finish of lower corner. Otherwise nearly new, no markings on endpapers or in text. Tight, bright. Ambrose looks at recent currents of American history through his personal experiences. View more info

A Guide to America's Greatest Historic Places

By: American Heritage Magazine Editors

Price: $2.50

Publisher: NY, American Heritage: 1985

Edition: Revised

Seller ID: 005924

Condition: Very Good


94 pp. Binding sturdy. A few small check marks on several pages. A compendium of 150 of America's most notable landmarks. The editors concede their guide is far from comprehensive. Every state is included but many sites in the Northeast are omitted. View more info

The American Historical Review -- December 2008 Issue

By: American Historical Association

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Washington D.C., AHA: 2008

Edition: Vol. 113, No. 5.

Seller ID: 003761

Condition: Very Good +


Approx 379 pp. of text. Light thumbing and overall wear. Pencilled circle on contents page, otherwise no markings. Featured articles on minority protection treaties, environmental history and gender analysis in history. Also dozens of book reviews. Size: 4to -- 10.25 in Tall View more info

American Historical Review -- October 2010 Issue

By: American Historical Association

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Washington D.C., AHA: 2010

Edition: Vol. 115, No. 4.

Seller ID: 003770

Condition: Very Good +


Approx 400 pp. Light wear, still close to new. Articles include "Out of the Land of Bondage: the English Revolution and the Atlantic origins of abolition," by John Donaghue. Also, "Getting out of Iraq -- in 1932: the League of Nations and the Road to Normative Statehood. Plus a forum of articles on the theme of "Intimate Life and Sexuality in Mid-Century France." Size: 4to -- 10.25 in Tall View more info

American Historical Review -- October 2009 Issue

By: American Historical Association

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Chicago, AHA / University of Chicago Press: 2009

Seller ID: 009864

Condition: Very Good


Approx 330 pp. plus advertising matter. Clean text, lower corners thumbed. Spine uncreased. Issue has 2 main collections of articles:themes: Reconciliation in History and Martin Luther King's life. The Truth and Reconciliation Forum grouping includes: "Introduction" by Elazar Barkan; "On Reconciling the History of Two Chosen Peoples" by David Engel; "Truth in Telling: Reconciling Realities in the Genocide of the Ottoman" by Ronald Grigor Suny; "Confronting the Yugoslav Controversies: The Scholars' Initiative" by Charles Ingrao; and "Settling Account? An Amer... View more info

American Historical Review-- October 2010 Issue

By: American Historical Association

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Chicago, American Historical Assn: 2010

Seller ID: 010200

Condition: Very Good +


Approx 350 pp. Lightly used, spine uncreased. Text clean. Centerpiece is a quartet of articles on sexuality and intimacy in mid-2oth-century France, including a piece by Mary Louise Roberts on US soldiers fighting in France during WW 2. Other articles: The English Revolution and the Atlantic Origins of Abolition, by John Donahue; Getting Out of Iraq -- In 1932, by Susan Pederson. Dozens of book reviews. Postcard sketch on front cover shows a U.S. GI in his Jeep, being welcomed by two French women. Size: 4to -- 10.25 in. View more info

The American Historical Review -- December 2008 Issue

By: American Historical Association

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Washington D.C., AHA: 2008

Edition: Vol. 113, No. 5

Seller ID: 0503003761

Condition: Very Good +


Approx 379 pp. of text. Light thumbing and overall wear. Pencilled circle on contents page, otherwise no markings. Featured articles on minority protection treaties, environmental history and gender analysis in history. Also dozens of book reviews. View more info

American Historical Review October 2010 Issue

By: American Historical Association

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Washington D.C., AHA: 2010

Edition: Vol. 115, No. 4

Seller ID: 0503003770

Condition: Very Good +


Approx 400 pp. Light wear, still close to new. Articles include "Out of the Land of Bondage: the English Revolution and the Atlantic origins of abolition," by John Donaghue. Also, "Getting out of Iraq -- in 1932: the League of Nations and the Road to Normative Statehood. Plus a forum of articles on the theme of "Intimate Life and Sexuality in Mid-Century France." View more info

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The Knight

By: Baker, Alan

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Hoboken, N.J., Wiley: 2003

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 002390

ISBN: 0471251356

Condition: Fine


217 pp., with bibliography, index. Publication press release laid in. New, unread. Baker examines medieval culture, focusing on the knights, dispelling some of the mythology and romanticism surrounding their fame. A highly readable historical overview. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How it Changed America

By: Barry, John M.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Touchstone (Simon & Schuster): 1998

Edition: 12th Printing.

Seller ID: 004651

Condition: Near Fine


524 pp., extensive notes, bibliography, index, glossy b&w photos. Light wear, soil on edges. Spine uncreased. No markings. An epic history of the 1927 flood of the Mississippi, which displaced 1 million people, sent many blacks north to Chicago, and deeply influenced state and national politics. The NY Times Review calls it "an accomplished and important social history, magisterial in its scope." Author Barry lives in New Orleans. Size: 8vo -- 9.25 in. Tall View more info

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Casting Her Own Shadow: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Shaping of Postwar Liberalism

By: Black, Allida M.

Price: $4.40

Publisher: NY, Columbia Univ Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005507

ISBN: 0231104049

Condition: Very Good


295 pp., with extensive notes, bibliography, index, 10 pp. glossy b&w historical photos, some never previously published. Actual text about 200 pp. Ex-library copy with usual stampings. Lightly used, but text block is cracked in mid section. Binding still sturdy and all page intact. No text markings. Historian Black examines Eleanor Roosevelt's role as a Democratic Party power broker in post-war America, admonishing JFK and others to show greater commitment to civil rights. View more info

The Americans: The Colonial Experience

By: Boorstin, Daniel J.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: NY, Random House: 1958

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 004692

Condition: Good


Dark blue cloth, dampstain on upper corner. upper cover corners bumped. Considerable foxing of endpapers.text only slightly toned. "Withdrawn" library stamping on endpaper. Previous owner's name on endpaper, no markings in text. Page 212 rough cut with an extra flap on bottom edge. Slight edgewear, binding solid. An incisive survey of the varieties of American colonial experience. Major sections include: A City Upon a Hill: The Puritans of Massachusetts Bay; The Inward Plantation: the Quakers of Pennsylvania; Victims of Philanthropy: The Settlers of Georgia; Transplanters: The Virginia... View more info

The History of Maidstone : The Making of a Modern County Town

By: Clark, Peter, and Murfin, Lyn

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK, Alan Sutton Publishing: 1995

Edition: First Paperback Edition.

Seller ID: 007052

ISBN: 0750911034

Condition: Near Fine


261 pp.on coated stock. Close to new, previous owner's bookplate on inside cover. No markings in text. Several statistical tables on the Maidstone economy, many b&w historical photos. A comprehensive history of Maidstone and its industrial economy from pre-Roman times through post WW2, with emphasis on Victorian industrial expansion. Commissioned by the Maidstone Borough Council. Size: 8v0 -- 9.5 In. Tall View more info

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The African American Heritage of Florida

By: Colburn, David R. And Landers, Jane, Eds.

Price: $5.50

Publisher: Gainesville, Florida, Univ Press of Florida: 1995

Edition: 2nd Printing.

Seller ID: 009110

ISBN: 0813014123

Condition: Very Good


392 pp, bibliography, index. Lightly thumbed, pencil underlinings and check marks on a half-dozen pages, "used" stamping on bottom edge. Otherwise clean. "A Florida Sesquicentennial Book." Thirteen scholarly articles on several facets of Florida history, providing fresh research on its black slaves and freemen settlers, and their descendants. Titles include: "Traditions of African American Freedom and Community in Spanish Colonial America" by Jane Landers; "African Religious Retentions in Florida" by Robert Hall; "African Americans in British East Florida, 1... View more info

The First Frontier

By: Coleman, R.V.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004483

Condition: Very Good


458 pp. on heavy coated stock. Numerous illustrations. Bibliography, index. Rubbed one-inch wide band along part of top edge; no markings, slight rubbing on conrners, text bright. "A" on copyright page denoting first edition. A concise, lively overview of the colonization of America by the several great powers of Europe. Chapter titles: The Kiva, The Cross, The Heretic, The English, The King is Dead, The Means Under God, Jamestown and Sagadahoc, Virginia and New England, The Pilgrims, Fish and Furs, The Great Migration, Maryland, Against all Opposers, The Dutch and Swedes, The Tobacco ... View more info

The Story of the Second World War

By: Commager, Henry Steele

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Washington D.C., Brassey's: 2004

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 0503003711

Condition: Near Fine


450 pp. Close to new, spine uncreased. Remainder slash mark on bottom edge. Text clean. Tight binding. Originally published as an "instant" history of the war right after its conclusion in 1945. Useful today as a chronology and as a benchmark of how the U.S. assessed the war in its immediate aftermath and perceived the significance of individual battles. Written in Commager's vivid, trenchant style that makes his scholarship accessible to a popular readership. View more info