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There are 112 books in this catalogue.
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America
Ehrenreich, Barbara
Book Number: 54815
ISBN: 0805063897
Oval Books, 2002 8vo. softcover. 230pp. Very good.
Price: $6.00

Villains and Vigilantes: The Fabulous Story of James King of William and of Pioneer Justice in California
Coblentz, Stanton
Book Number: 66220
Barnes & Co Inc, New York, 1961. 8vo. softcover. 261pp. index, b/w illus. Very good with faded spine.
Price: $12.00

McCullough, David
Book Number: 66178
ISBN: 0671869205
Simon & Schuster 1992. 8vo softcover 1120pp Good, top edge soiled, laminate lifting on edge of front cover. Illustrated with photo's. This warm biography of Harry Truman is both an historical evaluation of his presidency and a paean to the man''s rock-solid American values. Truman was a compromise candidate for vice president, almost an accidental president after Roosevelt''s death 12 weeks into his fourth term. Truman''s stunning come-from-behind victory in the 1948 election showed how his personal qualities of integrity and straightforwardness were appreciated by ordinary Americans, perhaps, as McCullough notes, because he was one himself. His presidency was dominated by enormously controversial issues: he dropped the atomic bomb on Japan, established anti-Communism as the bedrock of American foreign policy, and sent U.S. troops into the Korean War. In this winner of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize, McCullough argues that history has validated most of Truman''s war-time and Cold War decisions.
Price: $20.00

Antrim Is My Stepfather's Name: The Boyhood of Billy the Kid
Weddle, Jerry
Book Number: 65879
ISBN: 0910037310
Arizona Historical Society, 1993. Large 8vo. softcover. 96pp., b/w illus. Very good.
Price: $20.00

John F. Kennedy: An Unfinished Life 1917-1963
Dallek, Robert
Book Number: 65866
ISBN: 0713997390
Allen Lane 2003 8vo hardcover 838pp index, b/w illus. very good. / good, creased & rubbed d/w. Drawing upon previously unavailable material and never-before opened archives, we learn for the first time just how sick Kennedy was, what medications he took and how severely his medical condition affected his actions as President. We learn the real story of how he became Attorney General and the path he would have taken with Vietnam.
Price: $25.00

Richard Milhous Nixon: The Rise of an American Politician
Morris, Roger
Book Number: 65593
ISBN: 0805011218
Henry Holt, New York 1990. 8vo. hardcover. 1005pp. index, b/w illus. Good=, foxing to outer edge of text block. / Good+ toned d/w.
Price: $18.00

Child Life in Colonial Days
Earle, Alice Morse
Book Number: 64443
Macmillan, New York, 1899. 8vo. original cloth hardcover. 418pp. index, b/w illus. Very good.
Price: $25.00

The Diary of Samuel Sewall 1674-1729. Two Volumes. Voulme 1. 1674-1708, Volume 2. 1709-1729
Sewall, Samuel. Edited by Thomas, M. Halsey
Book Number: 64259
ISBN: 0374139520
New York. 1973. Farrar, Straus and Giroux., 1973. 8vo. hardcovers in slipcase. 1254pp. b/w illus. Fine. / Very good slipcase.
Price: $25.00

Who Discovered the Golden Gate? The Explorers' Own Accounts: How they discovered a hidden harbor and at last found its entrance
Brown, Alan K. & Stanger, Frank M.
Book Number: 64153
San Mateo Historical Association, 1969. Large 8vo. hardcover. 173pp. index, b/w illus., maps. Near Fine. Limited edition of 1500 copies, this copy #1068.
Price: $25.00

The Mining Frontier Contemporary Accounts from the American West in the Nineteenth Century,
Lewis, Marvin
Book Number: 64126
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, 1967. 8vo. orig. cloth hardcover. 231pp. index. b/w illlus. Near Fine.
Price: $15.00

Outrage, Passion, & Uncommon Sense: How Editorial Writers Have Taken on and Helped Shape the Great American Issues O F the Past 150 Years.
Gartner, Michael
Book Number: 63719
ISBN: 0792241975
National Geographic 2005. Square 8vo. hardcover. 224pp. b/w illus. Newar Fine. / Very good d/w with some light stains
Price: $25.00

March to massacre; a history of the first seven years of the United States Army, 1784-1791, by William H. Guthman.
Guthman, William H.
Book Number: 63466
New York McGraw-hill 1975 4to hardcover 275pp index, b/w illus. very good / good d/w chipped on top edge. Bibliography: p. 249-259.
Price: $18.00

The burden and the Glory. The Hopes and Purposes of President Kennedy's Second and Thiord Years in Office as Revealed in His Public Statements and Addresses.
Kennedy, John F. Edited By Allan Nevins.
Book Number: 63402
Harper & Row, New York 1964. 8vo. hardcover. 293pp. index. Very good, foxing to endpapers & outer page edges, owner's signature on fep. / Very good d/w.
Price: $15.00

The Greatest Story Ever Sold: The Decline and Fall of Truth in Bush's America
Rich, Frank
Book Number: 62484
ISBN: 159420098x
Penguin 2006. 8vo. hardcover. 341pp. index.Fine. / Fine d/w.
Price: $12.00

The Greatest Story Ever Sold: The Decline and Fall of Truth in Bush's America
Rich, Frank
Book Number: 62450
ISBN: 0670071269
Penguin Viking 2006. 8vo. softcover. 140pp. index. Very good.
Price: $10.00

Poway a Pictorial History
Poway Historical Society
Book Number: 5146
Poway Historical Society. 1995 4to. stapled wraps. 56pp. b/w photo. very good.
Price: $15.00

Blood of Noble Men: The Alamo Siege and Battle
Huffines, Alan C.
Book Number: 36004
ISBN: 1571681949
Austin, TX Eakin Press 1999 4to hardcover 221pp index, b/w illus. near fine / near fine d/w. Texas military historian Huffines assembles extracts from letters and other primary, or at least contemporary, sources to detail the activities and thoughts of the defending Texans and attacking Mexicans during the fatal 13 days in February and March 1836 that have become part of US mythology. Gary S. Zaboly contributes line drawings and sketches of characters, scenes, weapons, dress, and other aspects and begins each chapter with an aerial view pointing out positions and salient features.
Price: $45.00

Gumbo Ya-Ya: A Collection of Louisiana Folk Tales
Saxon, Lyle; Tallant, Robert; Dreyer, Edward
Book Number: 60314
ISBN: 0517019221
Bonanza Books; New York n.d. circa 1970s. 8vo. hardcover. 587pp. index, b/w illus. Fine. / Fine d/w.
Price: $65.00

Under fire : an American story
North, Oliver.
Book Number: 29504
ISBN: 0060183349
New York, NY HarperCollins Publishers 1991 8vo hardcover 446pp index, b/w illus. very good / very good d/w. In this candid book, Oliver North, the man who has been at the centre of the Iran-Contra controversy tells the story of his life. He reveals the inside story behind the headlines and stresses the importance of his family and his enduring faith, which have seen him through the toughest times.
Price: $12.00

The Big Bankroll
Katcher, Leo
Book Number: 3912
 Gollancz. London. 1959. 1st edition. Hardcover. Red cloth. Gilt lettering. 8to. 369pp. Index. A very good copy in yellow d/w. d/w has some small tears. Rare.
Price: $15.00

Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World.
Greenspan, Alan
Book Number: 42217
ISBN: 0713999829
Penguin USA 2007 8vo hardcover 531pp index, b/w illus. fine / very good d/w.
Price: $15.00

Report From Ground Zero - The Story Of The Rescue Efforts At The World Trade Center
Smith, Dennis
Book Number: 47175
ISBN: 0670040622
Viking 2002 8vo softcover 366pp very good. Illustrated with map, list of firefighters, photo's. Smith uses his unique background as both respected writer and experienced firefighter to tell the story of the disaster and its aftermath as only an insider could do. With first person testimonies from dozens of the recuers who were present as the twin towers were attacked, evacuated and then fell.
Price: $9.00

A Pictorial History Of The Confederacy
Buchanan, Lamont
Book Number: 20113
New York. bonanza books. 4to. hardcover. 288pp. index. b/w illus. very good. / good, chipped d/w.
Price: $12.00

Prelude to Glory
Olson, Krause
Book Number: 27712
ISBN: 0884980189
Sioux Falls, S.D. Brevet Press, 1974. First printing 4to hardcover 279pp index, b/w illus. very good / good d/w. Includes bibliographical references.
Price: $18.00

Photographic History of Civil War. Three Volumes in One : Armies & Leaders, The Cavalry, The Decisive Battles
Publishing, Rh Value
Book Number: 42284
ISBN: 0517201550
Portland House 1997 4to hardcover 1032pp index, colour illus. near fine / very good+ d/w. Heavy book, extra post may apply.
Price: $35.00

Civil War in Color A Photographic Reenactment of the War Between the States
Guntzelman, John C.
Book Number: 61645
ISBN: 9781402790812
Sterling 2012 Square 4to. Hardcover in d/w. 256pp. Near fine. Includes Ready to frame Fine Art Print. Offers a stunning and remarkable record of people and places during the turbulent conflict that threatened to rip the United States apart.
Price: $25.00

American Scoundrel
Keneally, Tom
Book Number: 44502
Milsons Point, N.S.W. Random House Australia 2002 8vo hardcover 397pp index. very good / very good d/w.
Price: $10.00

The Ghosts of Medgar Evers. A Tale of Race, Murder, Mississippi & Hollywood.
Morris, Willie
Book Number: 4666
New York, Random House, 1998. First edition. large 8vo. Hardcover. 288pp. Index. Very good / very good d/w.
Price: $15.00

American Civilisation An introduction
Hollander, A.N. den & Skard, Sigmund (eds)
Book Number: 4777
Longmans, London 1968 large 8vo. 523pp. + b/w plates. Index. Very good, light foxing to endpapers, minor edge wear. / very good, lightly chipped d/w.
Price: $15.00

My American Journey
Powell, Colin
Book Number: 4982
New York, NY Random House, Inc. 1995. large 8vo. Hardcover. 643pp. + b/w plates. Index. Very good. / very good d/w.
Price: $12.00

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