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Brands, H. W.
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Clinton, Catherine
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Thomas, Donald Serrell
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1 State of New York: in Memoriam: Theodore Roosevelt
This is a book published by the state of New York in memoriam of the death of Theodore Roosevelt. The frontispiece is his photograph, tissue intact. It begins with a short but thorough biographical sketch. Then to Proceedings of the Legislature. This includes a proclamation from the Executive chamber, and proceedings in the Senate and Assembly. A proclamation appointing a Theodore Roosevelt Day in New York is signed. Detail of his Memorial Services is included. There is an appendix that includes an address by Senator Henry Cabot Lodge before the U. S. Congress. This interesting piece of history is printed on heavy ivory paper; the cover is a leather-look heavy board with gold lettering. The cover is missing an inch at the spine bottom, and is beginning to split. The corners tip in, and the vertical front edge is wavy. Inside the front cover there is a very small closed break in the binding. The back has a long thin scratch and another jagged scratch, both near the middle. This volume is stamped "compliments of Hiram H. Graham, Member of the Assembly. "; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall
J. B. Lyon Company Printers
1919, First Edition
Hardcover
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001929; 
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2 Brands, H. W. T. R. the Last Romantic
0465069592 / 9780465069590; Brand's narrative is lucid, fast-moving and unblinded by hero-worship. In a single volume he has packed Roosevelt's 60 years of ambition, adventure, expediency, achievement, and finally, frustration at having peaked too soon. (Publishers Weekly). A biography of Theodore Roosevelt's amazing life, including his belief in heroes, his presidential years, and his charge up San Juan Hill. The prologue reveals injuries the man suffered with that are not widely known in this era. His wife and children are included, as that was his life: husband, father, president, hero. Much more exciting than this sounds. ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 897 pages
Basic Books
New York, New York, U. S. A., 1997, 
Softcover
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Mrs. Lincoln: a Life, Clinton, Catherine
3 Clinton, Catherine Mrs. Lincoln: a Life
Authoritative and utterly engrossing, Mrs. Lincoln is the long-awaited portrait of the woman who so richly contributed to Lincoln's life and legacy. Her story is inextricably tied with the story of America and with her husband's presidency, yet her life is an extraordinary chronicle on its own. Born in the south, she was well-educated and well-connected. The assassination of her husband haunted her for the rest of her life. Her disintegrating downward spiral resulted in a brief, and some say unjustified, traumatizing involuntary incarceration in an asylum and in Europe during her later years. One of the most tragic and mysterious of nineteenth-century figures, Mary Todd Lincoln and her story symbolize the pain and loss of Civil War America. The jacket is rubbed a bit at the top and has wrinkles at the spine top. The binding has a small bend in the top gutter and slight discoloration and the lower page edges. Illustrated. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Harper
New York, NY, 2009, First Edition
Hardcover
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004136; 
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4 Harvey, Rita Morley Those Wonderful, Terrible Years George Heller and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
NEW - STILL IN PUBLISHERS WRAPS. This spirited biography of George Heller serves as an accessible inside history of the Golden Age of radio and TV through its glory days and its era of shame - McCarthyism and political blacklisting. In this book, Rita Morley Harvey tells the story of the charismatic, controversial Heller and the national union of radio and television artists from its inception in the 1930s to the Golden Age of television and the McCarthy era. Always prominent in Harvey's account of what happened to the union, its members, and to Heller and his friends are the shadows cast by the radical right in government and those willing to help in its dirty work. The story of AFTRA begins during the Great Depression, a time of great trust and camaraderie as well as tremendous hardship. In the 1950s the Golden Age of television, the radio and television industry was beset by Joseph R. McCarthy and all he came to represent. Harvey insists that this was a "time of stunning consequence in the lives of George Heller and his friends, in the lives of hundreds of others too, all good, decent citizens and much-admired radio and TV performers. " 272 pages. 6" x 9 /14
Southern Illinois Univ. Pr
Carbondale, IL, 1996, 
Softcover
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5 Kennedy, Robert F. The Enemy Within
Mr. Kennedy exposed himself and his family to terrible danger for three years an example of courage that calls for more imitation if we are to delay our surrender to the mob. " - New York Times. A crusading lawyer's (Kennedy) personal story of a dramatic struggle with the ruthless enemies of clean unions and honest management. This is a report on the work of the Select Committee on Improper Activities in the Labor or Management Field, highlighting some of the typical problems and abuses that were discovered. It is based on the record of the investigations conducted by the Committee's professional staff, the sworn testimony taken before the Committee, and the oficial reports of the Committee to the United States Senate. 320 pages including an index and appendix. There are a few creases on the cover and minor wear at the corners. The spine is creased, pages yellowed. The page edges are all green, but at the bottom it's a bit splotchy. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
Popular Library
New York, 1960, First Softcover Edition
Softcover
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001919; 
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6 Kennedy, Roger Mr. Jefferson's Lost Cause: Land, Farmers, Slavery, and the Louisiana Purchase
0195153472 / 9780195153477; Thomas Jefferson advocated a republic of small farmers - free and independent yeomen. Yet as president he presided over a massive expansion of the slaveholding plantation system - particularly with the Louisiana Purchase - squeezing the yeomanry to the fringes and to less desirable farmland. Now Roger G. Kennedy conducts and eye-opening examination of that gap between Jefferson's stated aspirations and what actually happened. The author focuses on the character, ideas, and ambitions of Thomas Jefferson to show how he and other Southerners struggled with the moral dilemmas presented by the presence of Indian farms on the land they coveted, by enslavement of their workforce, by the betrayal of their stated hopes, and by the manifest damage being done to the earth itself. The pressures upon him, both psychological and economic, are detailed, as are the occasions on which decisions were made determining the future course of American history and the health of the land. Jefferson emerges as a tragic figure in a tragic period. 350 pages with notes, bibliography, and an extensive index. Eight glossy pages of photographs and maps. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Oxford Univ Press
Cary, North Carolina, U. S. A., 2003, First Edition
Hardcover
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002598; 
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7 Mallon, Thomas Mrs. Paine's Garage and the Murder of John F. Kennedy
0375421173 / 9780375421174; Ruth Paine, interviewed for this book, lived in Irving, Texas and met the Oswalds at a party. She went because she heard that some individuals who spoke Russian would be there, and she was interested in the language. So began her friendship with the Oswalds. Marina Oswald stayed with her for a time as her husband, Lee, went to New Orleans to look for work. They corresponded while the Oswalds were in Louisiana, and some of the letters are quoted in this book. After the Oswalds returned from New Orleans, they stayed with Mrs. Paine; she heard of an opening at the Texas School Book Depository, where Lee gained a position. He didn't work there long before using the location to assassinate President Kennedy. The rest is history. Black binding. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Pantheon Books
New York, New York, U. S. A., 2002, First Edition
Hardcover
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8 Mironenko, Sergei; Vilinbakhov, George; Komelova, Galina; Barkvoets, Alia Nicholas & Alexandra: the Last Imperial Family of Tsarist Russia
0810936879 / 9780810936874; New, still in publisher's plastic. This volume contains extensive text and photographs about the last Tsar of Russia and his family. Family history, including Nicholas II's children and wife are included. Includes 639 color plates. ; Folio - over 12 - 15" tall
Harry N Abrams Inc
New York, 1998, 
Hardcover
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003041; 
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9 Ovington, Mary White Black and White Sat Down Together: the Reminiscences of an NAACP Founder
1558611568 / 9781558611566; From Booklist (starred review) : "Historians. Reasessing the role of the NAACP in the U. S. Civil rights struggle. And lovers of history and biography will be glad these Depression-era reminiscences of the Euramerican woman most deeply involved with the NAACP with its 1909 formation until her death in 1951 have been rescued from the archives of the Baltimore Afro-American, where they appeared in 1932-33."
Feminist Press
New York, New York, U. S. A., 1996, First Softcover Edition
Softcover
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003026; 
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Lincoln's Sanctuary: Abraham Lincoln and the Soldiers' Home, Pinsker, Matthew
10 Pinsker, Matthew Lincoln's Sanctuary: Abraham Lincoln and the Soldiers' Home
0195162064 / 9780195162066; After the heartbreaking death of his son Willie, Abraham Lincoln and his family fled the gloom that hung over the White House, moving into a small cottage outside Washington, on the grounds of the Solders' Home. This was a residence for disabled military veterans. This book offers a fascinating portrait of Lincoln's stay in this cottage and tells the story of the president's remarkable growth as a national leader and a private man, living in this cottage for a quarter of his presidency. Based on research of rarely tapped resources, this book offers a completely fresh view of Abraham Lincoln - through the window of a place that helped shape his presidency. Includes an index and bibliography. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Oxford Univ. Press
New York, NY, 2003, 
Hardcover
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Illustrated by Photographs; 
004097; 
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11 Reagan, Nancy; Novak, William My Turn : the Memoirs of Nancy Reagan
0394563689 / 9780394563688; "During our White House years I said almost nothing about how I really felt regarding the controversies that swirled around me. But now those years are over, and it's my turn to describe what happened. " This is the memoir of one of the most fascinating, controversial, and enigmatic First Ladies in American history. As soon as Reagan took office in 1981, his wife found herself in the spotlight of criticism, particularly over her plans for renovating the White House and for ordering new china. Stories continued, about her role in her husband's policy decisions, her relationships with Donald Regan and with the Reagan children. She talks openly about her influence in the Reagan administration, reflects warmly on her lifelong love affair with her husband, and shares the darker times as well. The binding is a bit bent up from the middle. There are light spots on the page edges. The DJ has some rubbing on it. Includes an index and 32 pages of photographs.; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Random House, Incorporated
New York, Ny, U. S. A., 1989, 
Hardcover
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12 The Earl Of Oxford and Asquith, K. G. Memories and Reflections 1852 - 1927 (Two Volumes)
The First Earl of Oxford, H. H. Asquith, had a very diverse life, public and private. This memoir starts with his earliest years, including schooling. He was a British politician, elected to the House of Commons in 1886, where he served as home secretary (1892 - 95) . A leader of the Liberal Party, he became prime minister in 1908. His plan to limit the powers of the House of Lords was enacted by the Parliament Act of 1911. He led Britain in the early years of World War I, but domestic crises combined with British losses in the war led to widespread dissatisfaction. He resigned in 1916 but remained leader of his party until 1926. He died in February, 1928, and never saw his finished memoirs in their final published state. Volumes are green cloth with his signature in gold upon the front, and gold lettering on the spine, with teg. Vol. 1 has a bump on one corner and one worn corner. Vol. 2 has 1 corner bumped. Vol. 1, 337 pages; vol. 2, 326 with index. Illustrated. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Little, Brown & Company
Boston, Ma, U. S. A., 1928, First Edition
Hard Cover, Cloth
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13 Thomas, Donald Serrell Cardigan
0670203882 / 9780670203888; James Thomas Brudenell, Seventh Earl of Cardigan (1797-1868) , dragoon, hussar, huntsman, landholder, husband, adulterer, sometime Member of Parliament, duelist, probably the most hated and adulated aristocrat of his time, waited for almost sixty years for his moment of glory (or disaster, as his enemies and most historians would insist) . When it came, it took place in an obscure Crimean valley, lasted 20 minutes, and was dubbed The Charge of the Light Brigade. This biography brilliantly adds to what is known about Cardigan - that he led a long life of such extravagance, scandal and glitter that it can stand as a paradigm for all that attracts and repels us about the life of the privileged in the English era between the Regency and the heyday of Victoria. The top of the binding is slightly darkened; the jacket has wear at the corners and spine ends. Includes endnotes, bibliography, and index. In protective cover. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Viking Press
New York, NY, 1975, First Edition
Hardcover
Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


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14 Villard, Henry Serrano Affairs At State
This book is a career diplomat's candid appraisal of the U. S. Foreign Service in 1965. The writer tired of his Service being debased by the White House, congressional committees, and the American people. This book is written boldly and bluntly, and is an informed inside analysis of what goes on in the Foreign Service and how the Service can be improved.; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Thomas Y. Crowell Company
New York, 1965, First Edition
Hardcover
Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


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