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The Shepherd of the Ocean  An Account of Sir Walter Raleigh and His Times, Adamson, Jack H. & H. F. Folland
1 Adamson, Jack H. & H. F. Folland The Shepherd of the Ocean An Account of Sir Walter Raleigh and His Times
Gambit Inc Pubns 1969 0876450184 / 9780876450185 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Stated first printing. Book looks new, dust has very minor rubs. Sir Walter Raleigh (1552 (or 1554) – 29 October 1618), also spelled Ralegh was an English landed gentleman, writer, poet, soldier, politician, courtier, spy and explorer. Raleigh was born to a Protestant family in Devon, the son of Walter Raleigh and Catherine Champernowne. Little is known of his early life, though he spent some time in Ireland, in Killua Castle, Clonmellon, County Westmeath, taking part in the suppression of rebellions and participating in the Siege of Smerwick. The author Jack Hale Adamson (1918–1975) was a literary scholar, biographer, teacher, and university administrator. This book was named a "Notable Book of 1969" by the New York Times. He was a Mormon and served as a missionary in Edinburg, Scotland in 1938-39. (Wikipedia) Fully indexed with bibliography.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 464 pages 
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Isaac Babel the Lonely Years  1925-1939 Unpublished stories and correspondence, Babel, Nathalie & Andrew R. MacAndrew
2 Babel, Nathalie & Andrew R. MacAndrew Isaac Babel the Lonely Years 1925-1939 Unpublished stories and correspondence
Farrar Straus 1964 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Orange cover with black cloth spine.Some browning to endpapers due to age. Dust in mylar cover. The Lonely Years, a collection of private correspondence, is essential to an understanding of Isaac Babel's life and works. Babel rose to fame in 1920s Russia for such books as Red Cavalry and Odessa Stories. But as Stalin's regime grew repressive, he found it increasingly difficult to write or publish. He was finally arrested in 1939, never to be heard from again. Alternately tender and biting, and accompanied by nine stories from the "lonely years," these letters show an individual laboring against all odds to remain true to his craft and ideals. This edition contains a new introduction, based on previously unreleased information from the KGB files. ; 9.13 X 6.57 X 1.11 inches; 402 pages 
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True Steel - The story of George Matthew Verity, Borth, Christy
3 Borth, Christy True Steel - The story of George Matthew Verity
Bobbs-Merrill 1941 Limited Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Red leather cover with gold lettering. In red slipcase. Some browning to gutters of endpapers, otherwise very clean. "this book is one of a limited special edition prepared for my most intimate associates, dearest friends, and loved ones." Inscribed to Aunt Nora Carney, Devoted & most beloved friend" and signed by George Verity. "George Matthew Verity was the founder of the American Rolling Mill Company (Armco) and developed it into Middletown's (Ohio) major industrial concern. Verity was the son of a minister." His grandson Calvin William Verity, Jr. was U.S. Secretary of Commerce between 1987 and 1989 under then President Ronald Regan. Fully indexed. Scarce if not Rare. ; Illustrated; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 319 pages; Signed by Biographee 
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Mary Cassatt The Story of the American Woman, Friend of Degas and Manet, of the Statesman Clemenceau, and of the Poet Mallarme, Who Herself Became a World Famous Artist, Carson, Julia M.H.
4 Carson, Julia M.H. Mary Cassatt The Story of the American Woman, Friend of Degas and Manet, of the Statesman Clemenceau, and of the Poet Mallarme, Who Herself Became a World Famous Artist
David McKay 1966 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Dust has closed end tear otherwise very good. Mary Stevenson Cassatt ( May 22, 1844 – June 14, 1926[1]) was an American painter and printmaker. She was born in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania (Now part of Pittsburgh's North Side), but lived much of her adult life in France, where she first befriended Edgar Degas and later exhibited among the Impressionists. Cassatt often created images of the social and private lives of women, with particular emphasis on the intimate bonds between mothers and children. ; Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 193 pages 
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5 Chadwick, William The Life and Times of Daniel De Foe; With Remarks Digressive and Discursive
John Russell Smith 1859 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Good 
Red cloth binding has freying and hinges weak. Otherwise very good condition and clean contents. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 464 pages 
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6 Daly, Joseph Francis The Life of Augustin Daly
New York , NY The Macmillan Company 1917 1st Thus; Various Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Blue cover with gold decorative print. Inscribed by author. Back cover has stain. Otherwise clean. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 672 pages 
Price: 42.54 USD
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William the Conqueror  The Norman Impact Upon England, Douglas, David C
7 Douglas, David C William the Conqueror The Norman Impact Upon England
University of California Press 1964 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Poor dust jacket 
Dust has damage. David Charles Douglas (1898–1982) was a historian of the Norman period at the University of Cambridge and University of Oxford.[1][2] He joined Oxford University in 1963 as Ford's Lecturer in English History,[2] and was the 1939 winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. "David Charles Douglas (1898–1982) was a historian of the Norman period at the University of Cambridge and University of Oxford.[1][2] He joined Oxford University in 1963 as Ford's Lecturer in English History,[2] and was the 1939 winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize." ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 476 pages 
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8 Epstein, Edward Jay Legend. the Secret World of Lee Harvey Oswald
McGraw-Hill 1978 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Readers Digest Press edition from McGraw-Hill. Book has minor spots to edges otherwise book and dust in excellent condition. ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 382 pages 
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George Washington  the forge of experience, 1732-1775., Flexner, James Thomas
9 Flexner, James Thomas George Washington the forge of experience, 1732-1775.
Little, Brown 1965 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Stated first edition. "George Washington: The Forge of Experience (1732-1775)" covers roughly the first two-thirds of Washington's life, ending at the earliest stages of the American Revolution. The book was written with an often dry, now-dated style but provides a remarkably thorough account of Washington's formative years, tracing his steps in detail from early childhood into his mid-40s. This was a fascinating period for Washington, and you cannot help but feel slightly voyeuristic watching the strong-willed but often clumsy Washington evolve throughout his earliest military and social campaigns.It quickly becomes clear to the reader that the biography was scrupulously well-researched (no surprise, given Flexner's reputation), though it occasionally lapses into too much detail on seemingly trivial matters.Besides telling the story of Washington's early accomplishments and tribulations, this volume provides liberal doses of insightful analysis and interpretation, but without being haphazardly laced with the author's bias or opinion.Particularly interesting to me was the relationship between Washington and his mother (she could hardly be described as a supportive, empowering role model) and his often inept attempts to promote his burgeoning military career with the assistance of various Virginia politicians of the day. One hardly suspects a future president in the making when eavesdropping on Washington's awkward pleas, admonitions and diatribes with various colonial officials and military superiors.Overall, this volume is not intended as a fast-paced review of Washington's early life. For someone looking for an easy read-on-the-beach, this book may not be the right choice. But for the committed reader intent on getting to know Washington during his earliest and most formative years, this is a fascinating book.Read more2 people found this helpfulHelpfulComment Report abuseA customer4.0 out of 5 starsEverything you wanted to know about Washington pre-1775December 23, 1998Format: HardcoverThis is a remarkably complete account of Washington's early life, with a strong emphasis on his military experiences and domestic life . Pretty well written, Flexner is a tough but fair biographer who does not shrink from criticism yet does not sink to cheap-shot debunking. It is also a little old (33 years) and could possibly stand a revision, especially in light of more recent scholarship. Major complaints include a miserable selection of maps, a sometimes boring writing style, and a focus on the trivial, such as how much Washington paid for a carriage imported from England. Overall, the book is a decent, balanced summary of Washington's life and a good introduction to the other three volumes in the series which contain much more interesting subject matter.7 people found this helpfulHelpfulComment Report abuseCandace Scott3.0 out of 5 starsOutdated and ploddingJanuary 11, 2001Format: HardcoverThis is part of a four-volume series of George Washington's life and this is the initial installment, covering his early years. Flexner's narrative takes the reader up to the first shots of the Revolutionary War. Despite the fact that there is a plethora of interesting material on Washington's youth and young manhood, this book is singularly flat and written in a plodding style. It is generally reliable and accurate, but one yearns for a more enlightened and exciting presentation. This is the personification of how history is usually taught: in a manner not designed to capture the reader or the student.One strong point is that Flexner successfully presents a balanced portrait of Washington. Any bias from the author is thankfully masked from the reader. When Washington deserves criticism or censure, the author soberly dispenses it. Praise and plaudits are similarly given. If you are deeply interested in Washington's early years, this is an adequate and trustworthy source. But if you are merely dabbling in Washington and prefer a swifter narrative, then this is not a recommended selection.15 people found this helpfulHelpfulComment Report abuseNathan W. Casebolt4.0 out of 5 starsLimited but UsefulDecember 18, 2007Format: HardcoverWell-written, personable, somewhat condensed account of George Washington's first 43 years of life. Covers the period from Washington's birth to his appointment as the commander-in-chief of the (yet unformed) Continental Army. Flexner's criticism of Washington's youthful deficiencies in the French and Indian War are particularly cogent, while the author's obvious admiration of his subject dissipates any fear of authorial axe-grinding.3 people found this helpfulHelpfulComment Report abuseA. F. A. Rijt5.0 out of 5 starsVery interesting and pleant to readNovember 12, 2003Format: Audio CassetteI also own Freeman's solid and much recommended biography of Washington (which I haven't read yet). This biography looks more comprehensive but I certainly enjoyed reading Flexner's view on Washington. I think he succeeded in bringing to life this complicated person. The text is well-documented but also very interesting to read. It is more than a lot of facts about Washington; it is a very good interpretation of his life and work. I think this is what a biography should be: based on the facts and with references to notes and liteature but with an original interpretation. (reviewer) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
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The Lives of Winfield Scott and Andrew Jackson., Headley, Joel Tyler
10 Headley, Joel Tyler The Lives of Winfield Scott and Andrew Jackson.
Charles Scribner 1852 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
Brown cover is very worn and cloth spine is bady torn. Contents clean with some foxing. Engravings of Jackson and Scott has heavy foxing. 
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Foreign Correspondence The Great Reporters and Their Times, Hohenberg, John
11 Hohenberg, John Foreign Correspondence The Great Reporters and Their Times
New York Columbia University Press 1964 First Edition; Various Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Red cloth cover. Dust now in mylar protective cover. Small neatly written name in front, otherwise near fine condition. Mr. Hohenberg was born on Feb. 17, 1906, in a tenement on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. John Hohenberg, who began his journalism career as a teenager by snatching an interview with the president of the United States went on to become administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 502 pages 
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Scott & Amundsen  The Race to the South Pole, Huntford, Roland
12 Huntford, Roland Scott & Amundsen The Race to the South Pole
Putnam Pub Group 1980 First American Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Stated first american edition. Black cover with silver print. Dust has minor rubs. On January 17, 1912, Robert Falcon Scott arrived at the South Pole after incredible hardship, only to find that the Norwegian, Roald Amundsen, had beaten him to it by a month. History has built a myth around the two great rivals explorers, Robert Scott of Great Britain and Roald Amundsen of Norway. Scott, who died on this expedition with four other members of his polar team, is know as the incomparable explorer, while Amundsen has been relegated to obscurity. In his superbly written dual biography, Roland Huntford corrects this injustice with a reappraisal that considerably enhances Amundsen's reputation and shows Scott to have been a serious bungler. ; The Last Place On Earth; Black and White Photos; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 665 pages 
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Louis XI, the Universal Spider, Kendall, Paul Murray
13 Kendall, Paul Murray Louis XI, the Universal Spider
New York Norton & Company 1971 0393053806 / 9780393053807 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Stated first edition. Red cloth cover with gold print. Dust show minor wear, but now in mylar cover. Portrays the life of the controversial fifteenth-century French king who consolidated a medieval realm into an enduring monarchy. Paul Murray Kendall (March 1, 1911 – November 21, 1973) was an American academic and historian. Kendall was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Frankford High School in 1928. He studied at the University of Virginia, receiving a bachelor's degree in 1932, and master's in 1933. In 1937, while studying for a Ph.D, he became an instructor in English at the Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 1939, and continued as professor at Ohio University. In 1939 Kendall married Carol Seeger, one of his former students. Carol Kendall was an author in her own right. (Wikipedia); Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 464 pages 
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Prime Time, The Life Of Edward R. Murrow., KENDRICK, Alexander
14 KENDRICK, Alexander Prime Time, The Life Of Edward R. Murrow.
Little Brown 1969 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Stated first edition. Not price clipped. Has small neatly written name of previous owner. "Edward Roscoe Murrow, KBE (born Egbert Roscoe Murrow;[1] April 25, 1908 – April 27, 1965) was an American broadcast journalist and war correspondent. He first gained prominence during World War II with a series of live radio broadcasts from Europe for the news division of CBS. During the war he recruited and worked closely with a team of war correspondents who came to be known as the Murrow Boys." Murrow was born Egbert Roscoe Murrow at Polecat Creek, near Greensboro,[2] in Guilford County, North Carolina, the son of Roscoe Conklin Murrow and Ethel F. (née Lamb) Murrow. His parents were Quakers.[3] He was the youngest of three brothers and was a "mixture of Scottish, Irish, English and German" Murrow's reports (during WWII), especially during the Blitz, began with what became his signature opening, "This is London," ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 548 pages 
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Ataturk A Biography of Mustafa Kemal, Father of Modern Turkey, Kinross, Lord
15 Kinross, Lord Ataturk A Biography of Mustafa Kemal, Father of Modern Turkey
William Morrow 1965 First Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Dust shows minor wear, but now in mylar protective cover. "A must read on leadership, vision and perseverance ! A combination of Ghandi, Washington and de Gaulle but Ataturk above all !" (Reviewer) John Patrick Douglas Balfour, 3rd Baron Kinross (1904–1976) was a Scottish historian and writer noted for his biography of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and other works on Islamic history. He was educated at Winchester College and Balliol College, Oxford He then became a journalist and writer. ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 615 pages 
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Capone; The Life and World of Al Capone, Kobler, J
16 Kobler, J Capone; The Life and World of Al Capone
G.P. Putnam's Sons 1971 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
This is not a book club edition. Black cloth boards with white spine. Dust shows sun fading and some wear. Not price clipped. Prior owners name neatly written in front. Alphonse Gabriel Capone (/'æl k?'po?n/;[2] Italian: ['al ka'pone]; January 17, 1899 – January 25, 1947), sometimes known by the nickname "Scarface", was an American gangster and businessman who attained notoriety during the Prohibition era as the co-founder and boss of the Chicago Outfit. His seven-year reign as crime boss ended when he was 33. John Kobler's (1910-2000) many books include biographies of John Barrymore, Henry Luce, John Hunter, and Otto Kahn. He wrote for the New Yorker and other magazines, and lived in New York City.; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 409 pages 
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Those Fabulous Greeks  Onassis, Niarchos, and Livanos, Lilly, Doris
17 Lilly, Doris Those Fabulous Greeks Onassis, Niarchos, and Livanos
New York Cowles Book Co 1970 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Stated first edition. Dust has minor rubs but now in mylar cover. "Doris Lilly (c.1922/26 December 1926 – 9 October 1991) was an American newspaper columnist and writer. Lilly wrote newspaper columns on high society for the New York Post between 1968 and 1978, and the New York Daily Mirror.illy was a socialite and wrote several books about people of great wealth including Glamor Girl (1977) and Those Fabulous Greeks: Onassis, Niarchos and Livanos (1970)" Wikipedia Rare in this condition.; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 373 pages 
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18 Lorenz, Clarissa M. Lorelei Two: My Life with Conrad Aiken
Atlanta, Georgia The University of Georgia Press 1983 0820306614 / 9780820306612 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Green cover with silver print. Dust in brodart mylar protective cover! Fully Indexed. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 231 pages 
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Prometheus, the Life of Balzac, Maurois, Andre
19 Maurois, Andre Prometheus, the Life of Balzac
Harper & Row, Publishers 1965 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Stated first edition. Red cloth, gilt print. Dust not price clipped. Not a book club edition. Small neatly written former owners name in frontl For the Balzac completist this is primary and indispensable! (Reviewer) Honoré Balzac, 20 May 1799 – 18 August 1850) was a French novelist and playwright. Owing to his keen observation of detail and unfiltered representation of society, Balzac is regarded as one of the founders of realism in European literature. The author André Maurois; was born Émile Salomon Wilhelm Herzog; (26 July 1885 – 9 October 1967) was a French author of Jewish descent. His Maurois pseudonym became his legal name in 1947.; Illustrated; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 573 pages 
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Smithy  The Kingsford-Smith story, McNally, Ward
20 McNally, Ward Smithy The Kingsford-Smith story
Cranbury, N. J. A. S. Barnes 1967 First American Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Stated first american edition. Yellow cover, black print. Fully Indexed. Dust jacket has chips, but now in Brodart mylar protective cover. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. Sir Charles Edward Kingsford Smith MC, AFC (9 February 1897 – 8 November 1935), often called by his nickname Smithy, was an early Australian aviator. In 1928, he earned global fame when he made the first trans-Pacific flight from the United States to Australia. He also made the first non-stop crossing of the Australian mainland, the first flights between Australia and New Zealand, and the first eastward Pacific crossing from Australia to the United States. He also made a flight from Australia to London, setting a new record of 10.5 days. ; Cartoons; 190 pages 
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