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A Rendezvous with Destiny: The Roosevelts of the White House, Roosevelt, Elliott; Brough, James
1 A Rendezvous with Destiny: The Roosevelts of the White House Roosevelt, Elliott; Brough, James
0399115455 / 9780399115455 Good. 
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1975 G. P. Putnam's Sons, NY. Light dust-spotting to top page edge. Otherwise, clean and unmarked; pages bright. 446 pages; Index; black-and-white photos. Language: English. 'Continuing the intimate account of his parents begun in An Untold Story: The Roosevelts of Hyde Park, Elliott Roosevelt now presents the unvarnished, deeply compassionate story of Eleanor and Franklin Delano Roosevelt's years in the White House, of his father's role in the development of the New Deal, and FDR's plans and hopes for a world at peace. In these intensely personal memoirs the son closest to FDR during World War II reveals the issues that absorbed his parents and their associates at the peak of their power and the betrayal of his father's vision of peaceful and productive international coexistence.'--from jacket flap. Keywords: history, memoir, biography, biographies, Great Depression, president, presidency. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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All the Best, George Bush: My Life in Letters and Other Writings, Bush, George
2 All the Best, George Bush: My Life in Letters and Other Writings Bush, George
Very Good. 
Paperback. Softcover 2000 Scribner. Has REMAINDER MARK. Otherwise very clean; no marks or creases; pages bright; binding tight. Never read; store shelfwear only. 640pp. Language: English. NOTE: Cannot ship outside U.S. via Global Priority--Surface or Airmail only. 'One of the most private presidents shares his life in correspondence, diary entries, memos, and other writings, from his letter home as an 18-year-old Navy pilot during World War II to one written to his children on the eve of Desert Storm.'--from the publisher. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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Andrew Jackson: Portrait of a President, James, Marquis
3 Andrew Jackson: Portrait of a President James, Marquis
Acceptable. 
Hardcover. Hardcover 1937 The Bobbs-Merrill Co., NY. NO DUSTJACKET. Heavy wear: Spine tilted; cover corners and edges worn and frayed; moderate age-tanning to pages; top page edge dust-soiled. Text clean and unmarked. Good reading / research copy. 627 pages; Index; Notes; Bibliography; black-and-white photos; endpaper maps. No additional printings indicated. Language: English. NOTE: Thick book; cannot ship outside U.S. via Flat-Rate envelope. Maroon cloth-covered boards with faded gilt title on spine; brighter gold Jackson facsimile signature on front. Image here, if available, shows title page. Keywords: history, biography, United States, American, presidential, leader, Old Hickory, Tennessee. No ISBN. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Bonnie Prince Charlie, McLaren, Moray
4 Bonnie Prince Charlie McLaren, Moray
Good. 
Hardcover. Stated 1st U.S. edition hardcover with dustjacket 1972 Saturday Review Press. Very clean except for a price SCRIBBLED OUT on 1st free endpaper. Pages bright; binding tight. Jacket is Very Good. 224pp, Index, Bibliography. Language: English. Keywords: Charles Edward, Stuart, Young, Pretender, throne, crown, court, exile, Scotland, Scottish, Scot, army, Jacobite, rebellion, Culloden, king. 
Price: 11.00 USD
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Charles the Second: King of England, Scotland, and Ireland, Hutton, Ronald
5 Charles the Second: King of England, Scotland, and Ireland Hutton, Ronald
Very Good. 
Hardcover. Hardcover with dustjacket 1989 BOOK CLUB EDITION. Only light wear. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight; jacket crisp. 554 pages; Index; Notes; References; black-and-white illustrations. Language: English. '[T]he first scholarly biography of the king who is remembered by the English with more popular affection than almost any other. Covering his entire life, it takes in his colourful years as a prince and as an exiled monarch during the Civil War and Interregnum, in addition to his later career as effective ruler of three kingdoms. A unique feature of Ronald Hutton's authoritative study is the attention given to Charles's reign over Scotland and Ireland, as well as England, giving us the first united history of the British Isles in this period. The work is based throughout on all the known surviving sources, some of which have never been used before. This lively and comprehensive biography fills an important gap in Stuart historiography, and will be indispensable to anyone interested in the period.'--from jacket flap. Keywords: Charles II, Restoration, history, historian, 17th century, leader, monarchy. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Conflict and Crisis: The Presidency of Harry S. Truman, 1945-1948, Donovan, Robert J.
6 Conflict and Crisis: The Presidency of Harry S. Truman, 1945-1948 Donovan, Robert J.
0393056368 / 9780393056365 Good. 
Hardcover. Stated 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1977 Norton. Noticeable wear to jacket: edges chipped; price clipped from flap. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. 473 pages; Index; References; black-and-white photos. Language: English. 'In this book a veteran Washington correspondent ... combines the firsthand observation of a reporter who covered President Truman in the White House with the extraordinary outpouring of new historical material on the Truman administration.... The Truman presidency was a landmark of controversial legislation and cold war foreign policy, but, as this book approaches the subject, it was also a great personal and historic drama.'--from jacket flaps. Keywords: biography, biographies. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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7 Diana in Private: The Princess Nobody Knows Campbell, Lady Colin
Very Good. 
Hardcover. Hardcover with dustjacket 1992 St. Martin's. 5th printing. Superclean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. Light edgewear to jacket. 243pp, Index, color photos. Language: English. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Eisenhower: Soldier and President, Miller, Marvin
8 Eisenhower: Soldier and President Miller, Marvin
Good. 
Paperback. Softcover 1968 Collectors Publications. No additional printings indicated. Noticeable average wear: edges worn; corners creased; moderate age-tanning. Black marked-out area on cover next to the words 'Collector's Copy'. Text clean; binding solid. Good reading / research copy. Ca. 64 pages (unpaginated); black-and-white photos. A life in pictures: mostly pictorial biography of the American President; some text. 8.25 x 10.75 inches. Language: English. Keywords: Dwight David, Ike, Republican, World War II, general, 20th century, history. No ISBN. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Full of Grace: An Oral Biography of John Cardinal O'Connor, Golway, Terry
9 Full of Grace: An Oral Biography of John Cardinal O'Connor Golway, Terry
Like New. 
Hardcover. Stated 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 2001 Pocket Books. Superclean; no marks; jacket crisp; appears unread. Gift-giving condition. 236pp, B/W photos. Language: English. Tributes, remembrances, letters. Keywords: Archbishop, bishop, New York, City, Roman, Catholic, Catholicism, Christian, Christianity, St. Patrick's, Cathedral, church, religion, religious, leader. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Gandhi (Longman American Structural Readers, Stage 2), Jones, Lewis; Szolkowski, Roman (illustrator)
10 Gandhi (Longman American Structural Readers, Stage 2) Jones, Lewis; Szolkowski, Roman (illustrator)
0582798876 / 9780582798878 Good. 
Paperback. 2nd printing softcover booklet with stapled binding 1985 Longman Group. Large inkstamp of New York City Board of Education on inside front cover, along with a 6-digit number. Otherwise very clean; no marks in text; pages bright; binding tight. Moderate wear to cover. 32 pages; color illustrations on every page. Language: English. Traces the life and influence of the Indian nationalist leader known for his doctrine of nonviolence. A reader for students of English as a second language; 500 word vocabulary. Keywords: ESL, biography, India, peace, pacifist, Hindu, nonfiction. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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General Maxwell Taylor: The Sword and the Pen, Taylor, John M.
11 General Maxwell Taylor: The Sword and the Pen Taylor, John M.
Good. 
Hardcover. Stated 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1989 Doubleday. Immaculate, no marks, but 1st ENDPAPER IS BADLY CRUMPLED. 457pp, Index, Notes, B/W photos.Language: English. NOTE: Cannot ship outside U.S. via Global Priority -- Surface or Airmail only. 'Taylor, a retired government official and author of two other successful biographies, offers a study of his famous father that is no mere exercise in filial piety. The younger Taylor brings sound critical sensitivity to bear in depicting a man who successfully embodied the qualities his country has traditionally demanded of its professional soldiers. Maxwell Taylor rose to fame as a paratrooper during World War II. Later he was superintendent of West Point, commander of the 8th Army in Korea, and Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army. Taylor was a man able to view a situation from all angles, then reach and implement a decision unhampered by second thoughts. This mind-set made him a valuable part of the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. Its limits became plain during the Vietnam War, when Taylor's advocacy of staying the course took too little account of changing realities. Recommended.'--Dennis E. Showalter, Library Journal, 1989. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Growing Up Republican: Christie Whitman: The Politics of Character, Beard, Patricia
12 Growing Up Republican: Christie Whitman: The Politics of Character Beard, Patricia
Very Good. 
Hardcover. Stated 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1996 HarperCollins. REMAINDER MARK at bottom page edge. Otherwise very clean; pages bright; binding tight. Only light wear. 262 pages; Index; black-and-white photos. Language: English. Keywords: New Jersey, governor, government, politician, political, biography. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Haig: The General's Progress, Morris, Roger
13 Haig: The General's Progress Morris, Roger
Good. 
Hardcover. Stated 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1982 Playboy Press. Remainder mark at bottom page edge. Jacket has edgewear. Very clean; pages bright; binding tight. 450pp, Index, Notes, Bibliography. Language: English. NOTE: Cannot ship outside U.S. via Global Priority -- Surface or Airmail only. Keywords: Alexander, United States, history, foreign, policy, relations, Nixon, Watergate, government, politics. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Huey Long: The Kingfish of Louisiana (Makers of America), LeVert, Suzanne
14 Huey Long: The Kingfish of Louisiana (Makers of America) LeVert, Suzanne
Very Good. 
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1995 Facts on File. Light wear to jacket. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. 134 pages; Index; Bibliography; black-and-white photos. Language: English. Young Adult / general reader level. 'Part of the Makers of America series, this insightful look at the political life and motivations of Huey Long is the first treatment of this subject targeted to a young adult audience. As with the other volumes in the series, the book begins with a dramatic hook, in this case the assassination, then proceeds to analyze the key events in Long's life, putting his beliefs and political contributions in the context of the time in which he lived. LeVert is especially skillful at illustrating that even when motivations are suspect and methods corrupt, the resulting ideology can have a tremendous impact on history--whether for better or worse is left to the reader to decide. Her factual, unbiased look at the inner workings of government leaves one both fascinated and frightened. It might be difficult to attract teens to this unconventional topic, especially given the spare use of photos, but a thoughtful reader will be well rewarded. Bibliographic note appended.'-- -Jeanne Triner, Booklist. Keywords: governor, senator, populist, politician, politics, assassinated, Huey P. Long, Great Depression, Thirties, biography. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Jefferson Himself: The Personal Narrative of a Many-Sided American, Jefferson, Thomas; Mayo, Bernard (editor)
15 Jefferson Himself: The Personal Narrative of a Many-Sided American Jefferson, Thomas; Mayo, Bernard (editor)
0813902843 / 9780813902845 Very Good. 
Paperback. Softcover 6th printing 1984 University Press of Virginia. Very clean; no marks or creases; pages bright; binding tight. Only light wear. 384 pages; Index; Notes; Sources; black-and-white photos. Language: English. A portrait of Thomas Jefferson drawn from his letters and other writings. 'If one were asked to name the best single book with which to introduce Jefferson to the average American, the answer would be Mayo's Jefferson Himself.' -- Douglass Adair. Keywords: autobiography, memoir, United States, President, history, Virginian, Charlottesville, Monticello, Revolution, Revolutionary, War, governor, Declaration of Independence, Louisiana Purchase, philosopher. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Jesse Jackson: A Biography, Frady, Marshall
16 Jesse Jackson: A Biography Frady, Marshall
Very Good. 
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1996 Random House. Has remainder mark. Very clean; pages bright; binding tight; never read. Only light shelfwear. 552pp, photos. Language: English. NOTE: Cannot ship outside U.S. via Global Priority -- Surface or Airmail only. 'This involving biography, sympathetic but not sycophantic, presents Jesse Jackson as a deeply contrary American figure with ambitions personal and collective, transcendent and corporeal. White Southerner Frady (Wallace) writes in Faulknerian cadences, preferring character study to policy analysis. His access to his subject--and his capacity to render Jackson's vernacular--captures important stories. ... [H]e argues that Jackson's presidential runs were actually prophetic, presaging the populist ideas that won Clinton his presidency. To Frady, Jackson has suffered from the lack of a clear social crisis to match his King-scale aspirations; his intimate portrait of Jackson's negotiations to release hostages in Iraq shows a man of notable gifts.'--Publishers Weekly, 1996. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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John Adams, McCullough, David
17 John Adams McCullough, David
0743223136 / 9780743223133 Very Good. 
Paperback. Softcover 23rd printing published 2001 by Simon and Schuster. Only light wear. Very clean; no marks or creases; pages bright; binding tight. 751 pages; Index; Source Notes; Bibliography; color and black-and-white photos. Language: English. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. 'In this powerful, epic biography, David McCullough unfolds the adventurous life-journey of John Adams, the brilliant, fiercely independent, often irascible, always honest Yankee patriot who spared nothing in his zeal for the American Revolution; who rose to become the second President of the United States and saved the country from blundering into an unnecessary war; who was learned beyond all but a few and regarded by some as out of his senses; and whose marriage to the wise and valiant Abigail Adams is one of the moving love stories in American history. This is history on a grand scale -- a book about politics and war and social issues, but also about human nature, love, religious faith, virtue, ambition, friendship, and betrayal, and the far-reaching consequences of noble ideas. Above all, JOHN ADAMS is an enthralling, often surprising story of one of the most important and fascinating Americans who ever lived.' --from back cover. ISBN-13: 978-0743223133. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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John Barrett, Progressive Era Diplomat: A Study of a Commercial Expansionist, Prisco, Salvatore
18 John Barrett, Progressive Era Diplomat: A Study of a Commercial Expansionist Prisco, Salvatore
Good. 
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1973 University of Alabama. Very clean; bright; no marks. Jacket has tiny rip; price clipped from flap. 149pp, Index, Notes, Bibliography. Language: English. Keywords: progressivism, politics, United States, American. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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John Glenn: A Memoir, Glenn, John; Taylor, Nick
19 John Glenn: A Memoir Glenn, John; Taylor, Nick
Very Good. 
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1999 Bantam. Superclean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. Light jacket wear. 432pp. NOTE: Cannot ship outside U.S. via Global Priority -- Surface or Airmail only. 'Glenn's utterly plainspoken yet thrilling autobiography will put a lump in readers' throats. The astronaut and 4-term U.S. senator from Ohio seems to embody the best old-fashioned American values of integrity, personal discipline, love of country, honesty, courage and responsibility. At 37, Glenn was a frustrated navy bureaucrat stuck in a Washington desk job. Just 4 years later, in 1962, he became the first American to orbit the earth, piloting the Friendship 7 capsule and restoring national pride during the space race with the Soviet Union. ... Glenn's exploits as a pilot during WWII and Korea, as well as his high-altitude feats as a test pilot in the 1950s, are re-created with hair-raising immediacy in a gripping first-person narrative.... The book closes with a heart-stopping account of his momentous return to space at age 77 in 1998 aboard space shuttle Discovery, an event that helped redefine the meaning of old age. Told without an ounce of pretension, this is a memorable autobiography by a man who embraced public life and held it with a unique blend of Roman virtue and American confidence.'--Publishers Weekly, 1999. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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LENIN: THE COMPULSIVE REVOLUTIONARY, Possony, Stefan T.
20 LENIN: THE COMPULSIVE REVOLUTIONARY Possony, Stefan T.
Good. 
Hardcover. Chicago: Henry Regnery (The Hoover Institution Series), 1964, hardcover with dustjacket, no additional printings indicated. 418pp, Index, Bibliography, B/W photos. Good condition: clean, unmarked, w/ noticeable average wear. Jacket is sun-faded at spine and has crumpling and small rips at edges. Jacket is in a vintage Mylar sleeve. Language: English. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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