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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


(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... View more info

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Power in Transition

By: Abrams, Ernest R.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1940

Edition: 1st Edition ("A")

Seller ID: 13991


[good solid book, top corners bumped, some discoloration to endpapers, age-browning to page edges; jacket edgeworn, moderately soiled, spine browned and somewhat stained, minor chipping at spine ends]. A comprehensive, region-by-region examination of New Deal-sponsored public power projects throughout the United States. The author "analyzed their costs, traced their history through Congress, surveyed the natural resources and the population figures in each area inv... 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


[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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Airmail Antics

By: Boughner, Fred

Price: $12.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17770


[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... 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


(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 so... 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


[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


(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 t... View more info

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Another Part of the Fifties

By: Carter, Paul A.

Price: $15.00

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

Edition: 3rd printing

Seller ID: 6658


[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 ... 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


[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, ... 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


[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 ... View more info

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The Lost Generation: A Portrait of American Youth Today

By: Davis, Maxine

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14423


(no dust jacket) [decent reading/reference copy, small chunk of cloth missing at top of spine, moderate external soiling, darkening to spine cloth, one-time owner's name and date on front pastedown; front hinge a little tender, but not split or separated]. The author's preface states: "This book is a portrayal of a condition which demands both an immediate remedy and a long-range program, for it deals with that most perishable of all commodities: youth. ... I have ... 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


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

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Antislavery: The Crusade for Freedom in America

By: Dumond, Dwight Lowell

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Ann Arbor, The University of Michigan Press: (c.1961)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18077


[a very nice copy, with just a bit of wear to spine ends, NOT ex-library; jacket in beautiful condition, faint soiling to flaps, would rate nearly Fine but for the price-clipping]. (B&W illustrations) "This work of dedicated scholarship and immense learning reveals with extraordinary force the truth behind the Civil War. On these pages you will see the battle waged in constitutional conventions, legislative halls, courtrooms, churches, schools, in the hearts of men... 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


[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 o... 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


(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,... 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


[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 ... 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


[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


[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 ... 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


[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... 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


(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, a... View more info