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History - United States

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1 Barzini, Luigi O AMERICA When You and I Were Young
Penguin (Non-Classics) 1985 0140083901 / 9780140083903 Softcover Very Good 
Very nice condition - pages clean and intact, one creased page and small remainder mark across bottom edge of pages. Cover has light wear to corners. Written by one of the world's wittiest and wisest journalists, Barzini immigrated to the USA in 1925 when he was 16. He recounts here his early Americanization in the Roaring 20s, and takes a look back at that time from his maturity. (240 osl) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 329 pages 
Price: 3.95 USD
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Chicago Johnson Publishing Company 1975 0874850711 / 9780874850710 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by White, Charles 
Good, solid copy. Ex-library book with laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Pages clean and intact, couple of earmarks. Jacket and hardcover have light edgewear, a little moreso to corners, some scuffing to jacket. ".... " In the author's words, A historical reconstruction of the history of black people in the United States, since the famous landing of the 20 blacks at Jamestown in 1619..." ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; (*Note: book is quite heavy and extra postage will be required, 1060) 
Price: 19.50 USD
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3 Bill Bryson MADE IN AMERICA An Informal History of the The English Language in the United States
William Morrow 1995 068810312X / 9780688103125 Fourth Printing Softcover Very Good+ 
Very nice condition, clean, no markings, light wear to corners, a little spotting bottom edge of pages. 417 pages. Bryson's "Informal History of the English Language in the United States" is, in a word, fascinating. After reading this tour de force, it's clear that a nation's language speaks volumes about its true character: you are what you speak. Bryson traces America's history through the language of the time, then goes on to discuss words culled from everyday activities: immigration, eating, shopping, advertising, going to the movies, and others. [548]; 8vo 
Price: 11.95 USD
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THE FIGHT AGAINST SLAVERY, Brady, Terence & Jones, Evan
4 Brady, Terence & Jones, Evan THE FIGHT AGAINST SLAVERY
British Broadcasting Corporation 1975 0563128682 / 9780563128687 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Clean, tight condition. Ex-library book but still in quite good condition - brodart cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Pages clean, brodart has some scuffing and light edgewear. Jacket is taped to book. Profusely illustrated in b/w. Covers the same material as in the BBC2 dramatised documentary of the same name. "Reports of abolitionists like John Newton stimulated opposition to the barberous & immoral slave trade, but initially it was only a small band who fought to end the system, including William Wilberforce, Pitt the Younger & Charles James Fox. They conducted a long campaign, which led to the end of the infamous trade in which Britian had made vast profits and Africa had lost 40 million men, women & children..." [460]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 144 pages 
Price: 10.95 USD
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Ocean Press 2003 187617577X / 9781876175771 First Edition Softcover Fine 
Excellent condition - slight corner wear, a little scuffing. Internal pages clean & unmarked. 76 pages plus booklists. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; "Who won the Cold War? CNN's astonishingly frank interview with Fidel Castro in which he makes some remarkable revelations. Far from being a proxy for Moscow, Castro tells CNN that Cuba's support for liberation movements in Latin America and Africa was a "constant source of disagreement. " "If a Soviet Cuban master plan had really existed we would have won the Cold War!" he says. The Cuban leader's reflections on talk about preemptive nuclear strikes during the 1962 Missile Crisis are frighteningly familiar today. "To endure the global struggle between the superpowers is bad. To live under the total hegemony of one of them is worse. "-Fidel Castro". (*lower shipping available) [125-osl] 
Price: 6.55 USD
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Oxford University Press 1999 0195071980 / 9780195071986 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Ex-library book, but still in great condition. Laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Oversize hardcover. Pages are clean, light soiling to outer edge of pages. Jacket has some light scuffing. 916 pages. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; "Chambers, along with more than 500 distinguished contributors (among them Stephen Ambrose and John Keegan) , has compiled "a comprehensive, one-volume guide to the study of war, peace, and the military throughout American history. " According to the editor, most references on military history simply recite information on wars, battles, and leaders. This one follows a truly interdisciplinary approach and provides not only the traditional fare of battles but also surveys such disparate topics as politics, economics, culture, gender, institutions, and theories....." (*Note - due to heavy weight, there will be an addt'l shipping charge) [1486] 
Price: 17.95 USD
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Picador 1997 0312169876 / 9780312169879 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
Ex-library with sturdy laminated cover and usual library stickers. Clean & tight, next to no wear. 406 pages.From Library Journal:Clark has produced an outstanding literary tapestry woven with stories about people who in some way have had connections with the Columbia River. Clark uses the river's history as the warp thread, but it is the personal stories of individuals, the weft, that give this piece color and design. Vignettes of Natives, Cayuse, Spokanes, Palouse, Nez Perce, and Yakimas are juxtaposed with stories of explorers such as naturalist David Douglas, astronomer David Thompson, painter Paul Kane, and speculator Hall Kelley. Clark also gives space to daring priests, determined immigrants, and irascible characters like Woody Guthrie, who wrote songs about the area... ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 13.50 USD
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WITH MY FACE TO THE ENEMY Perspectives on the Civil War, Cowley, Robert (editor)
8 Cowley, Robert (editor) WITH MY FACE TO THE ENEMY Perspectives on the Civil War
Putnam 2001 0399147373 / 9780399147371 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Excellent, near new condition - only light wear overall. Interior clean & unmarked. Slight soiling outer edge of pages. Scuffing to jacket. 522 pages. B/w illus. Description: Essays on the most vital conflict in our nation's history written by renowned historians and presented by the editor of the acclaimed What If? With My Face to the Enemy is a provocative and wide-ranging anthology of essays on the Civil War-our nation's defining struggle and the first modern war in history. In thirty-five illuminating essays and one hundred and fifty thousand words, it examines the war from the perspectives critical to its outcome-the larger-than-life personalities of the important players from Lincoln to Lee, and the national strategies and key battle tactics that shaped the four-year-long crisis. ; 8vo 
Price: 11.50 USD
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Doubleday 1989 0385007051 / 9780385007054 Softcover Very Good 
No markings, light wear to cover, a little corner curling. 125 pages. Originally published at the Anti-Slavery Office, No. 25 Cornhill 1845. Written when the author was about 28 years old and had just achieved his freedom. (*shipping will be reduced after checkout to all locations) ; 8vo 
Price: 4.50 USD
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THE CATTLE TOWNS, Dykstra, Robert R.
10 Dykstra, Robert R. THE CATTLE TOWNS
Lincoln University of Nebraska Press 1983 0803265611 / 9780803265615 First Edition Softcover Good 
Ex-library with moderate edgewear, tiny tears to upper spine, light soiling outer edge of pages. Interior pages clean & tight. Laminated cover and usual library markings. B/w photos/maps etc. 396 pages. "Those who have gleaned their knowledge of Texas cattle drives and frontier settlements from TV and Hollywood westerns are in for some surprises. . . . Robert Dykstra 'tells it as it really was' in Wichita, Abilene, Ellsworth, Dodge City, and Caldwell during the two decades following the Civil War when entrepreneurs endeavored to capture the Texas cattle trade and utilize it as the economic base for building another Chicago or St. Louis on the edge of the Great Plains. "-Publishers Weekly (*Shipping will be reduced to some locations). ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 12.50 USD
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THE BLACK POWER REVOLT, Floyd Barbour (editor)
11 Floyd Barbour (editor) THE BLACK POWER REVOLT
Collier Books 1969 0020952902 / 9780020952909 First Edition Softcover Good+ 
Collier 1969 printing. Paperback 12mo. Good condition - light edgewear, creasing to spine and rear, sticker residue on front, light soiling. Interior is clean and tight, however several pages have underlining in pen and name/address inside back cover. 336 pages. Essays by Nat Turner, Frederick Douglass, Malcolm X, LeRoi Jones, Stokely Carmichael and numerous others. (180-noto). ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
Price: 8.95 USD
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IT HAPPENED IN MANHATTAN  An Oral History of Life in the City During The Mid-20th Century, Frommer, Myrna Katz & Harvey Frommer
12 Frommer, Myrna Katz & Harvey Frommer IT HAPPENED IN MANHATTAN An Oral History of Life in the City During The Mid-20th Century
Berkley Trade 2003 0425191664 / 9780425191668 First Edition Softcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Book is actually new, but has a little shelfwear to cover edges and small remainder mark across bottom edge - otherwise as new. Wonderful vintage b/w photos. (575) ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 336 pages 
Price: 12.95 USD
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A GREAT AND GODLY ADVENTURE The Pilgrims & the Myth of the First Thanksgiving, Godfrey Hodgson
13 Godfrey Hodgson A GREAT AND GODLY ADVENTURE The Pilgrims & the Myth of the First Thanksgiving
New York Public Affairs 2006 1586483730 / 9781586483739 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
HC/DJ - fine/near fine. Hardcover as new other than a little bumping to spine ends. Jacket has light wear to corners and spine top. Clean, no markings. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; "The first Thanksgiving wasn't celebrated with turkey (there weren't any in Massachusetts) and didn't take place in 1621. Indeed the settlers, who probably didn't think of themselves as Pilgrims and were most certainly not revolutionaries against their king, were lucky not to be wiped out during their first winter. They probably would have been had the local Indian population not been affected even worse by disease and starvation. In this fascinating history of America's favorite creation myth, peppered with delightful and unexpected insights, Godfrey Hodgson throws new light on the radicalism of the so-called Pilgrims, the financing of their trip, the state of the Indian tribes that they encountered when they landed and the reasons why Plymouth probably didn't have a rock. " 
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14 Green, Valerie Legends, Liars, and Lawbreakers - Incredible Tales from the Pacific Northwest
Heritage House Publishing Co. Ltd. 2004 1551537710 / 9781551537719 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Ex-library book, but still in quite good condition - usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages are clean and intact. Cover has light wear to edges/corners and a few light creases. ; Amazing Stories; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 120 pages; Legends, Liars, and Lawbreakers - Incredible Tales from the Pacific Northwest ""I hate Sin. You know that. But I love Sinners." " -Reverend Dr. Mark Matthews This book will be especially fascinating for all readers interested in: history crime Throughout history some people have pushed the limit of what is acceptable to society. Those featured in this book lived in an era when smuggling was rife, liquor was plentiful, and murder was rampant. Many become legends in their own lifetimes and, although often feared and loathed, are remembered as colorful characters who were products of the times in which they lived. (155osl) 
Price: 2.95 USD
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15 Hansen, Chadwick WITCHCRAFT AT SALEM
Mentor Books 1979 B003WGDOIY Softcover Very Good 
Paperback 12mo (7 1/4 in. Tall) . Light edgewear/scuffing/rubbing to cover, light creasing, pages clean and intact, age tanning to edges. B/w illustrations. ; 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall; 318 pages; "Much has been written about the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692, and much misunderstood. "The more I studied the documents of what actually took place in the community," writes Chadwick Hansen, "the more I found myself in opposition to the traditional interpretations. It seemed to me that a serious consideration was in order." .... (160-noto) 
Price: 2.00 USD
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PORNOGRAPHY IN A FREE SOCIETY, Hawkins, Gordon & Zimring, Franklin E.
16 Hawkins, Gordon & Zimring, Franklin E. PORNOGRAPHY IN A FREE SOCIETY
Cambridge University Press 1991 0521406005 / 9780521406000 Softcover Very Good 
Reprint. Light edge & corner wear, light soiling to cover. Interior clean & unmarked other than old pencilled price on first page. 236 pages. Description: Pornography in a Free Society deals with what has been called the "civil war over smut. " The past two decades have been high seasons for pornography commissions. They were appointed in the United States in 1968, in Great Britain in 1977, in Canada in 1985, and in the United States again in 1985. In the United States, the report of the first commission was denounced as a pornographer's charter and that of the second as a reflection of the moral militancy of the Reagan counterrevolution. The authors look at the problems of pornography in a broader perspective than that of partisan political debate. They explain why it has become so controversial and divisive an issue in Western nations in recent decades.... (*shipping will be reduced to some locations) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 11.00 USD
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AGAINST THE FIRES OF HELL  The Environmental Disaster of the Gulf War, Hawley, Thomas M.
17 Hawley, Thomas M. AGAINST THE FIRES OF HELL The Environmental Disaster of the Gulf War
Harcourt 1992 0151039690 / 9780151039692 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Hardcover clean and all intact, a little corner bumping, slight soiling outer edge of pages. Jacket has scuffing and light edgewear. "Through interviews with scientists, firefighters and Kuwaiti citizens, plus firsthand observations, freelance science reporter Hawley assesses the environmental impact of the Gulf war. It is a grim story...." (505) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 208 pages 
Price: 11.50 USD
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FRONTIER WOMEN "Civilizing" the West? 1840 - 1880, Revised Edition, Jeffrey, Julie Roy
18 Jeffrey, Julie Roy FRONTIER WOMEN "Civilizing" the West? 1840 - 1880, Revised Edition
Hill and Wang 1998 080901601X / 9780809016013 Second Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Ex-library book, but still in very good condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual type of markings. Interior clean, light soiling to outer edge of pages. Very light edgewear to cover. "This portrait of women in the Western migration covers life on the Overland Trail and their roles in bringing civilization to new settlements and reestablishing traditional mores. This edition has been updated and revised to include new information and now offers the perspectives of African and Native American women. A "well-written" volume, it remains a worthy purchase. " [386-notosl]; 8vo 
Price: 8.95 USD
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Buffalo Bill, the Noblest Whiteskin, John Burke
19 John Burke Buffalo Bill, the Noblest Whiteskin
G. P. Putnam's Sons 1973 0399110607 / 9780399110603 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
HC/DJ - VG/good. Hardcover has light edge and corner wear and light scuffing and soiling, some spotting/soiling to outer edge of pages, interior of pages clean other than name/address written inside front cover. Numerous b/w photos. Jacket has scuffing, edgewear and a several small tears/chips, with one larger chip bottom front corner, one small chip from spine center clipped. 320 pages. SUMMARY: A candid and probing exploration of the life and legend of Buffalo Bill Cody (1846-1917) , the western scout and buffalo hunter who, as the very embodiment of the winning of the American West, toured the world with his famous Wild West Show. ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 11.50 USD
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DAY OF TRINITY The Dramatic Story of the Men Who Opened the Nuclear Age, Lamont, Lansing
20 Lamont, Lansing DAY OF TRINITY The Dramatic Story of the Men Who Opened the Nuclear Age
London Hutchinson 1966 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Hardcover is clean & unmarked - slight soiling outer edge of pages. Jacket has light edgewear, a few small edge tears, age tanning to edges, sticker residue on front, not clipped. 333 pages. b/w illus.The story of the scientists and the scientific achievement which led to the first atomic explosion at the Trinity site in New Mexico in 1945, followed by the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end the Second World War. ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 14.50 USD
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