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T. R. the Last Romantic
Brands, H. W.
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Saint Nicholas: Life and Legend
Ebon, Martin
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A Daughter of Han the Autobiography of a Chinese Working Woman
Pruitt, Ida
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1 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
New


4350; 
Price: 18.40 USD
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2 Brough, James Princess Alice: a Biography of Alice Roosevelt Longworth
0316109894 / 9780316109895; This is a well-written biography of Theodore Roosevelt's daughter Alice. It begins as they have a farewell dinner before leaving the Presidential manor for good. Photographs generously scattered throughout the biography. The cover is blue with a lighter blue at the spine. The spine is quite attractive with lettering in silver and the title behind a deep blue block. There is one light spot on the cover, where one might put their thumb, and the bottom rear corner is lightly worn. The vertical and bottom horizontal page edges have a few spots on them. The rear inside board also has a spot. 335 pages with index; a list of illustrations appears in the front. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Little, Brown And Company
Boston, MA, 1975, First Edition
Hardcover
Very Good with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs; 
001413; 
Price: 6.46 USD
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3 Ebon, Martin Saint Nicholas: Life and Legend
0060621133 / 9780060621131; This volume contains the fascinating illustrated story of how the revered Bishop Nicholas of Myra evolved into jolly old Santa Claus. In many ways, Nicholas was a paradox: The same man who saved three young girls from being sold into slavery publicly slapped the face of a suspected heretic at the Council of Nicaea. Lavishly illustrated, the pictures allow us to see as well as read about Nicholas' transformation, which is an enigmatic story. It is peppered with little-known facts and legends; the dead are raised, ships steered without rudders, apparitions appear to condemned men, demons set the sea boiling, and more. Ours is not the first age to regard Nicholas with wonder. One corner of the binding is slightly bent. The jacket has, on the back, a 1/2" and a 1" tear at the top, and the top corners are worn. A small area of the glossy jacket back is missing, but it is still white. Illustrated in black & white. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Harper & Row
New York, NY, 1975, First Edition
Hardcover
Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket

Illustrated by Illustrated; 
003751; 
Price: 13.80 USD
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4 Francis, Richard Ann the Word: the Story of Ann Lee, Female Messiah, Mother of the Shakers, the Woman Clothed with the Sun
0142002437 / 9780142002438; Believed by her followers to have been the second incarnation of Christ, Ann Lee may be one of the most extraordinary and mysterious women in the history of Western culture. From humble origins in Manchester, England, she became the visionary religious leader of the Shakers - a small religious cult characterized by wild shaking, impassioned singing and dancing, speaking in tongues, and a belief that the end of the world was near. When she died in America at age 48, having brought her faithful to a new land on the eve of the American Revolution, she left behind a religious movement that was to have thousands of followers and become one of our most important and successful utopian communities. First Softcover American Edition. ; 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall
Penguin USA
New York, 2002, First Edition
Softcover
New with no dust jacket


002148; 
Price: 8.28 USD
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5 Hiney, Tom On the Missionary Trail: a Journey through Polynesia, Asia, and Africa with the London Missionary Society
0871138239 / 9780871138231; The Literary Review (London) said of this book: "One doesn't have to be a missionary, a Congregationalist, or even a Christian to admire their spirit. Everything seems to have caught their imagination. And everything about their trip seems to have caught Hiney's imagination, too. There aren't many books in which the author's fascination and affection for his subject shine through as clearly as in this one. " In 1821 the London Missionary Society (LMS) deputized George Bennet and Daniel Tyerman to travel the world, to visit its stations and report on their progress. This is the extraordinary account of this expedition in which they reported chiefs surfing, perpetual warfare and sudden surges and retreats of Christianity in the South Sea islands. Traveling the world, their last stop was the slave hub of Madagascar, where Tyerman died of exhuastion and Bennet had to excape the besieged mission house during the outbreak of tribal war in order to leave the country, finally returning home in 1829. 366 pages including notes, a bibliography, and index. Also includes 8 pages of photographs and drawings of their missionary stops, and one drawn map near the end. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Atlantic Monthly Pr
New York, New York, U. S. A., 2000, First American Edition
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs; 
001619; 
Price: 11.96 USD
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6 James, Marquis Andrew Jackson the Border Captain
This biography of Andrew Jackson follows him from his childhood, to marriage, through wars. He also had numerous wards for which he paid for college. There are numerous paintings, drawings and photographs included. Binding has only one spot on the back. The lettering is gilded but somewhat faded. The page tops are dyed the same color as the book, a sort of dark blue.; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Garden City Publishing Co. , Inc.
Garden City NY, 1940, 
Hardcover
Near Fine with no dust jacket


B-10001; 
Price: 7.36 USD
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The Hidden Life of Otto Frank, Lee, Carol Ann
7 Lee, Carol Ann The Hidden Life of Otto Frank
0060520825 / 9780060520823; The author presents an astonishing and moving portrait of a man whose life, both charmed and cursed, was interwoven with one of the most momentous events of the last century as the father of Anne Frank. Based on impeccable research into rare archives and filled with excerpts from the secret journal he kept from the day of his liberation from Auschwitz until his return to the secret annex in 1945, this biography explores every facet of Frank's life, and reveals who betrayed Anne Frank and her family to the Nazis.. Small remainder mark on text block. Light bend to spine end of jacket. Includes notes and index. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
William Morrow
New York, NY, 2003, First American Edition
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs; 
004128; 
Price: 19.32 USD
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8 Muir, Sharona The Book of Telling: a Memoir
0805242341 / 9780805242348; After her father died, Sharona Muir learned by chance that he had invented Israel's first rocket. Amazed by this discovery, Muir traveled to Israel to meet her father's colleagues, a group of idealists - many of them refugees from Europe - who had been summoned by David Ben-Gurion to create weapons for a new nation. With the equivalent of $3, 000, these young scientists set up shop in a rooftop shed in Tel Aviv, working day and night, falling asleep at their desks while still holding pencils. Through the memories they share, Muir comes to know the brilliant, impassioned, and creative young Itzhak Bentov, her father. She weaves her own memories of him into their stories. As the truths she seeks emerge, Muir elegantly evokes the hubbub of Jerusalem streets, the uncommon lives of her hosts, and the land and skyskapes of the Negev. The result - a story of invention and self-invention, of Israel's founding generation, and of a deep, abiding love between father and daughter - is an incandescent memoir. 275 pages including notes and 8 pages of photographs. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Schocken Books
New York, New York, U. S. A., 2005, Stated First Edition
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs; 
002804; 
Price: 10.58 USD
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9 Price, Cheryl Never Give Up: a Biography of Thomas L. Thomas
0595331343 / 9780595331345; On May 8, 1944, the B17 climbed and joined other bombers in the cloudy skies over England. It had been a smooth takeoff. Thomas L. Thomas adjusted his navigator's seat in the plane's nose section and glanced out toward the clouds that quickly enveloped the ground beneath the plane. In one sense, he felt somewhat sheltered when the plane joined other planes, 25, 000 feet above the English Channel. He imagined that the layer of clouds hid the Flying Fortresses from the flak of enemy fire. However, he knew it was a false sense of security. This is the story of Thomas's experiences in WWII, including his time as a prisoner of war, his arrival at Nuremberg and, finally, his journey home and subsequent life. 204 pages including photographs and a bibliography. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Iuniverse, Inc.
New York, 2004, Unknown
Softcover
New with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs and Maps; 
002786; 
Price: 15.64 USD
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10 Pruitt, Ida A Daughter of Han the Autobiography of a Chinese Working Woman
0804706069 / 9780804706063; This autobiography is from the story told to the author by Ning T'ai-t'ai (The Old Mistress) . Originally published in 1945, this takes place from 1867-1938. She begins with her childhood, discusses her marriage and parents and starvation during that time. Book Two details her experiences In Service with military officials. The Japanese came in 1895; she was with the Mohammedans and civil officials, but was again with her family in 1899. In this beautifully-written book she talks of one of her children's' marriage, then more children and grandchildren which give her the most joy. In 1937-1938 the Japanese come again, and the author leaves China, not knowing what becomes of Ning T'ai-t'ai. Includes index. Light wear on the edges, and a fine crease on the spine. The spine is sunned but tight, and there are some notes and underlining, in pencil, in a few chapters of this volume. Includes some photos in black & white. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Stanford Univ. Pr
Stanford, CA, 1985, 
Softcover
Good


003459; 
Price: 11.04 USD
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11 Roosevelt, Theodore; Perez-Stable, Marifeli (edited by) The Rough Riders
A beautiful Lakeside Press edition of this true classic, the story of the Rough Riders, including Roosevelt, up San Juan Hill during the Spanish-American war. Well-illustrated with photos, advertisements, paintings and maps, most in color. The frontispiece is a painting of Roosevelt by Fedor Encke, 1902. Bound in green cloth with gold lettering and decoration. The top edge is gilt, the spine is sewn. Type is in 11/12.5 Garamond. Pages i-lxxvii, 1- 319, (i-ii) . ; 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall
R. R. Donnelley & Sons Co.
Allentown, PA, 2003, First Thus
Cloth
New with No dust jacket as issued

Illustrated by Photographs and Maps; 
003834; 
Price: 12.88 USD
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12 Stirling, Stuart The Last Conquistador: Mansio Serra De Leguizamon and the Conquest of the Incas
075092246X / 9780750922463; The Inca civilization of Peru was one of the greatest of the ancient civilizations of the Americas. Famous for their massive temples and fortresses built from huge blocks of stone and decorated with sheets of pure gold, the Incas also developed a system of government, capable of holding a vast area of territory together, and an extensive system of roads, which acted as a means of colonization. In the 1530s the Spanish, led by the conquistador Pizarro, arrived in Peru. In their search for gold, they devastated the Inca culture, destroying its treasures, killings its leaders and bringing to an end the infrastructure of its empire. By the 1570s native American control in Peru had been completely lost and the civilization was no more. With Pizarro came one Mansio Serra de Leguizamon, who became the last of the Spanish conquistadors to die. This book tells his amazing story. He died at the age of 78, leaving a unique and famous apology for the conquest in his will. This book takes that remarkable document as its starting point, weaving a fascinating, sometimes disturbing tale of the vicious subjugation of the Inca civilization. Includes his will, testimonial of past service addressed to King Phillip II, Inca testimonies, glossary and place names, notes, and an index. ; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall
Sutton Pub Ltd
United Kingdom, 2000, First Edition
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs and Drawings; 
002765; 
Price: 13.80 USD
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13 Susac, Andrew The Clock, the Balance and the Guillotine
The life of Antoine Lavoisier, for whom the first guillotine was named. The red and black binding has slight edge wear and a white scratch across the front near the top. 206 pages including an index, no marks or tears. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Doubleday & Company
1970, 
Hard Cover, Pictoral Cover
Very Good with no dust jacket


000772; 
Price: 11.04 USD
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14 Walker, Juliet E.K. Free Frank: A Black Pioneer on the Antebellum Frontier
0813108403 / 9780813108407; The story of Free Frank is not only a testament to human courage and resourcefulness but affords new insights into the American frontier. Born a slave in the South Carolina piedmont in 1777, Frank died a free man in 1854 in a town he had founded in western Illinois. His accomplishments, creditable for any frontiersman, were for a black man extraordinary. When his owner moved to Tennessee, he was left in charge of the Kentucky farm. During the War of 1812, he set up his own saltpeter works, an enterprise he maintained until he left Kentucky. With his wife and four children, all free, Frank left in 1830 to settle on a new frontier in Pike County, Illinois. He purchased a farm and later platted and successfully promoted the town of New Philadelphia. His story suggests a great deal about business activity and legal practices, as well as racial conditions, on the frontier. 223 pages, including an index, bibliographic notes, and end notes. Some photographs and charts. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. . Illustrator: Photographs and Charts. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography::Historical Figures; History::American h. ISBN: 0813108403. ISBN/EAN: 9780813108407. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 002335. Paperback
Univ Pr of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.A., 1983, No Edition
Soft cover
New
No Jacket; 
Photographs and Charts; 
002335; 
Price: 8.28 USD
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