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1 Ketchum, Richard M The American Heritage Book of Great Historic Places
This magnificiently illustrated volume is both a new kind of history and a guide to the histori riches that are to be seen in our own country. It is a pictorial history of America in terms of the places where history was made - places that you can visit today. More than 700 pictures (154 in full color) with extensive narrative put you on the scene where history actually happened, tell you the story of our national past, and guide you to the most rewarding places to visit in all 48 states (printed in 1957) . The book is divided into 9 geographic sections, each abundantly illustrated with rare photographs, eyewitness paintings, drawings, engravings, and sketches. Following each section is a map of the area, with a descriptive listing of places to see - including off-the-beaten-track sites where colorful, poignant, and humorous landmarks of our history still exist. 376 pages including index. Some foxing at the page tops. The jacket has very light wear at the spine ends. 4to, 9 - 12" tall
Simon & Schuster
New York, 1957, 
Hardcover
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Illustrated by Glusker, Irwin; 
003312; 
Price: 13.80 USD
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2 Schoener, Allon; Feingold, Henry (Introduction by) The American Jewish Album: 1654 to the Present
This Album is a unique narrative in image and word that recounts the growth and flowering of the Jewish community in the United States. The profusion of evocative images record the panorama of Jewish life from 1654, when 23 Spanish and Portuguese colonists sought refuge in New Amsterdam, to the twentieth century, when the United States boasts the largest Jewish population in the world. Hundreds of illustrations, many never before reproduced in book form, were chosen from scores of sources, including public archives and private family albums. Not only the great and well-known, but the unsung are here. This book explores daily life in the Jewish communities in big cities, Jewish involvement with the California Gold Rush, farming communities, and the jewish contributions to the struggle for American independence. This is the adventure of an entire people who have enriched this nation in politics, the arts, commerce, finance, industry and labor. Includes index and extensive bibliography. The jacket has a repaired straight 3" Slit in the front gutter. ; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall
Rizzoli
New York, 1983, First Edition
Hardcover
As New in Near Fine dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs; 
003514; 
Price: 23.00 USD
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