ABookLegacy    

 Hard to Find and Rare Books

 Americana, Local History, Genealogy, Religion, Military

 Author Signed, First Editions, and others! 

Quick Search

Title
Author
Description
Keyword
Book Number
Advanced Search
 
 
Our secure web pages are hosted by Chrislands Inc, who use a Thawte SSL Certificate to ensure secure transmission of your information.
Fully Trusted SSL Certificate
 
A Book Legacy

Promote Your Page Too
Sign Up Today for Newsletter and Discounts!





Email Marketing by VerticalResponse
 
Browse By Category
African American
Alabama
Alaska
Americana
Archaeology
Arizona
Arkansas
Art
Astronomy
Autobiography
Biography
Books On Books
Business- See Scholarly
California
Canada
Children
Colorado
Comics
Connecticut
Cookbook

View Other Categories
 
 
 

Search

Click on Book Title to view full description

 
Steps Along the Way, a Governor's Scrapbook, Alexander, Lamar
1 Alexander, Lamar Steps Along the Way, a Governor's Scrapbook
Nashville Thomas Nelson Publishers 1986 0840742150 / 9780840742155 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Photos and illustrations Author signed. Excellent account of this Tennessee Governor's life. Andrew Lamar Alexander Jr. (born July 3, 1940) is an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator from Tennessee, a seat he has held since 2003. A member of the Republican Party, he also was the 45th governor of Tennessee from 1979 to 1987 and the 5th United States Secretary of Education from 1991 to 1993. ; Illustrated; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 160 pages; ; Signed by Author 
Price: 29.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Looking Forward An Autobiography, Bush, George
2 Bush, George Looking Forward An Autobiography
New York Doubleday 1987 0385141815 / 9780385141819 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed on Vice Presidential bookplate. Extra laid in Bush/Quale bumper sticker. Stated first edition. With Victor Gold. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Rare. ; Photographs; 9.20 X 6.20 X 1.30 inches; 270 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 399.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
All The Best, George Bush (Author Signed)   My Life in Letters and Other Writings, Bush, George H. W.
3 Bush, George H. W. All The Best, George Bush (Author Signed) My Life in Letters and Other Writings
Scribner 1999 068483958x / 9780684839585 First Edition; Fifth Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed and inscribed at Kennebunkport July 7, 2000 "To Barbara Ochse, A person who loves books. I hope you like this one! All the Best, George Bush" Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. Though reticent in public, George Bush openly shared his private thoughts in his correspondence throughout his life. Fortunately since the former president did not plan on writing his autobiography, this collection of letters, diary entries and memos, with his accompanying commentaryhelp fill a void. Organized chronologically, the volume begins with the eighteen year-old George's letters to his parents during World War II, where he was one of the youngest commisioned Navy pilot's. Reader's will gain an insight into the highlights in Bush's career and of course his vice-presidency and presidency. They will also observe a devoted husband and father, with letters ranging from the serious to the nutty, this collection provides a surprisingly intimate and insightful portrayal of the forty-first (41st) President of the United States. Scarce if not rare. ; Photographs; 9 X 8 X 1.80 inches; 448 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 399.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
History of Pembroke, N. H. 1730-1895  Vol 1 Historical, Carter, Rev. N. F. & Hon. T. L. Fowler
4 Carter, Rev. N. F. & Hon. T. L. Fowler History of Pembroke, N. H. 1730-1895 Vol 1 Historical
Concord, NH The Republican Press Association 1895 1298689902 / 9781298689900 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Original 1895 printing not a reprint. Brown cover shows slight rubs. Contains fold out photos, maps, etc. Many engraved portraits. Scarce if not rare. Table of contents includes 36 chapters and Addenda. Last chapter says "Important Events in Pembroke and Elsewhere"."Pembroke is a town in Merrimack County, New Hampshire, United States. ] Pembroke includes part of the village of Suncook. First granted in 1728, the town was known as "Lovewell's Town", in honor of Captain John Lovewell, who built the stockade at Ossipee. Shortly afterward, the town took the name of "Suncook", the Pennacook Abenaki name for the river flowing through the area. When the town was incorporated in 1759 by Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth, it was given the name "Pembroke" in honor of Henry Herbert, ninth Earl of Pembroke in southern Wales." Wikipedia. The center of population of New Hampshire is located in Pembroke.[We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; Vol. 1; Photographs, maps, charts & illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 428 pages; p 
Price: 69.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Love & War  Twenty Years, Three Presidents, Two Daughters and One Louisiana Home, Carville, James &  Mary Matalin
5 Carville, James & Mary Matalin Love & War Twenty Years, Three Presidents, Two Daughters and One Louisiana Home
Blue Rider Press 2014 0399167242 / 9780399167249 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
As new with both signatures on title page. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition. JAMES CARVILLE is an American political consultant, commentator, educator, actor, attorney, media personality, and prominent liberal pundit. Carville gained national attention for his work as the lead strategist of the successful 1992 presidential campaign of Bill Clinton. Carville was a cohost of CNN’s Crossfire until its final broadcast in June 2005, and since then he has appeared on CNN’s news program The Situation Room. Carville is the author of several books; most recently It’s the Middle Class, Stupid! coauthored with Stan Greenberg. He teaches political science at Tulane University.MARY MATALIN served in the Reagan, George H. W. Bush, and George W. Bush administrations and as Counselor to Vice President Dick Cheney. Mary is a bestselling author, television and radio host, and currently the cohost of the national radio show Both Sides Now with Arianna Huffington. Mary and husband, James Carville were 2013 NFL Super Bowl Host Committee Co-Chairmen and Loyola University of New Orleans Centennial Co-Chairmen, where Matalin was recently appointed Visiting Distinguished Lecturer. ; 9 X 6.30 X 1.30 inches; 352 pages; Signed by All Authors 
Price: 19.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
A Time to Heal  The Autobiography of Gerald R. Ford  (Author Signed), Ford, Gerald R.
6 Ford, Gerald R. A Time to Heal The Autobiography of Gerald R. Ford (Author Signed)
Harper & Row / Reader's Digest 1979 0060112972 / 9780060112974 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Inscribed "To Timothy, best wishes, Gerald R. Ford on end paper. (not a bookplate) Dust is not price clipped and is now in brodart mylar cover. Book is kept in an archival box. Gerald Rudolph "Jerry" Ford, Jr. (born Leslie Lynch King, Jr.; July 14, 1913 – December 26, 2006) was the 38th President of the United States, serving from 1974 to 1977, and prior to this, was the 40th Vice President of the United States serving from 1973 to 1974. He was the first person appointed to the Vice Presidency under the terms of the 25th Amendment, after Spiro Agnew resigned. When he became president upon Richard Nixon's resignation on August 9, 1974, he became the first and to date only person to have served as both Vice President and President of the United States without being elected by the Electoral College. Before ascending to the Vice Presidency, Ford served nearly 25 years as the Representative from Michigan's 5th congressional district, eight of them as the Republican Minority Leader.As President, Ford signed the Helsinki Accords, marking a move toward détente in the Cold War. With the conquest of South Vietnam by North Vietnam nine months into his presidency, U.S. involvement in Vietnam essentially ended. Domestically, Ford presided over the worst economy in the four decades since the Great Depression, with growing inflation and a recession during his tenure. Rare in this condition. ; 9.20 X 6.40 X 1.60 inches; 454 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 119.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
The Education of a Public Man  My Life and Politics  (Author Signed), Humphrey, Hubert H. & Norman Sherman
7 Humphrey, Hubert H. & Norman Sherman The Education of a Public Man My Life and Politics (Author Signed)
Doubleday 1976 0385056036 / 9780385056038 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Humphrey of end paper. Stated First Edition. Dust is price clipped and now in a brodart archival cover. Book and dust look almost new. Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Jr. (May 27, 1911 – January 13, 1978) was an American politician who served as the 38th Vice President of the United States under President Lyndon B. Johnson, from 1965 to 1969. Humphrey twice served in the United States Senate, representing Minnesota from 1949 to 1964 and 1971 to 1978. He was the nominee of the Democratic Party in the 1968 presidential election, losing to the Republican nominee, Richard Nixon. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. ; 8.30 X 5.90 X 1.80 inches; 513 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 145.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
STORY OF THE WAR OF 1898., King, W. Nephew.
8 King, W. Nephew. STORY OF THE WAR OF 1898.
Peter Fenelon Collier. 1898 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
Large book with many black and white plates and color plates of the war. Cover is worn and soiled and some pages have foxing. Scarce first edition. Revolts against Spanish rule had been endemic for decades in Cuba and were closely watched by Americans. There had been war scares before, as in the Virginius Affair in 1873. By 1897–98, American public opinion grew angrier at reports of Spanish atrocities in Cuba. After the mysterious sinking of the American battleship Maine in Havana harbor, political pressures from the Democratic Party pushed the administration of Republican President William McKinley into a war he had wished to avoid.[8] Compromise proved impossible, resulting in the United States sending an ultimatum to Spain demanding it immediately surrender control of Cuba, which the Spanish rejected. First Madrid, then Washington, formally declared war.[9]; Photos and Illustrations; Large Folio 
Price: 179.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Uphill;  A personal story, McGovern, Eleanor
9 McGovern, Eleanor Uphill; A personal story
Houghton Mifflin 1974 0395194148 / 9780395194140 First Edition; Third Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Inscribed and signed by Eleanor McGovern wife of George McGovern. (November 25, 1921 – January 25, 2007) was the wife of George McGovern, who served as a U.S. Senator from South Dakota from 1963–1981, and was the Democratic presidential nominee in 1972. Eleanor was an active political wife; she campaigned for her ailing husband in his 1962 United States Senate race and may well have saved his chances of winning.[7] During the 1972 presidential election, when her husband won the Democratic nomination, she was featured on the cover of Time magazine along with First Lady Pat Nixon, wife of Republican President Richard Nixon. During the campaign, The Eleanor McGovern Cookbook: a Collection of South Dakota Family Favorites was published. George McGovern was defeated by Richard Nixon in 1972. ; 8.70 X 6.20 X 1.30 inches; 234 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 11.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
10 Moley, Raymond The American Legion story
Duell, Sloan and Pearce 1966 First Edition; Various Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
White cloth cover with light blue print. Dust has minor chips around edges and now is in mylar protective cover. Forward written by J. Edgar Hoover. Raymond Charles Moley (September 27, 1886 – February 18, 1975) was an American political economist. Initially a leading supporter of the New Deal, he went on to become its bitter opponent before the end of the Great Depression. Moley supported then-New York Governor Franklin Roosevelt, and it was Moley who recruited fellow Columbia professors to form the original "Brain Trust" to advise Roosevelt during his presidential campaign of 1932. Despite ridicule from editorial and political cartoonists, the "Brain Trust" went to Washington and became powerful figures in Roosevelt's New Deal, with Moley writing important speeches for the president. For example, he wrote the majority of Roosevelt's first inaugural address, although he is not credited with penning the famous line, "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself." He was responsible for FDR's use of the term "the Forgotten Man" in earlier speeches.[2] He claimed credit for inventing the term "New Deal," he became one of the best known critics of the New Deal and liberalism in general. Moley's After Seven Years (New York: 1939) was one of the first in-depth attacks on the New Deal, and remaind one of the most powerful. n mid-1933 Moley began his break with Roosevelt, and although he continued to write speeches for the president until 1936, he became increasingly critical of his policies, eventually becoming a conservative Republican. Wikipedia ; 9.13 X 6.57 X 1.11 inches; 443 pages 
Price: 9.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
History of Woodford County, Moore, R. L
11 Moore, R. L History of Woodford County
Eureka, Ill Woodford County republican 1910 First Edition; Various Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Red cloth with gilt print. Cover has some fading and wear. Inscription inside from cover from previous owner.This is an original- not a reprint, or Xlibrary. Rare! We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; Illustrations; 248 pages; p 
Price: 99.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
12 No Author Listed A Message To War Veterans Pensions and Party Policies
No Publisher Listed 1908 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
Imprint of a political notice to War Veterans regardint the voting record of Democrats and Republicans on veteran pension issues. Comparisons from 1864-1908. Has a Republican slant. This book is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 16 pages 
Price: 19.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
OSS  The Secret History of America's First Central Intelligence Agency, Smith, R. Harris
13 Smith, R. Harris OSS The Secret History of America's First Central Intelligence Agency
University of California Press 1972 0520020235 / 9780520020238 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Looks almost new. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. “The best book about America’s first modern secret service.” Washington Post Book World In the months before World War II, FDR prepared the country for conflict with Germany and Japan by reshuffling various government agencies to create the Office of Strategic Services--America’s first intelligence agency and the direct precursor to the CIA. When he charged William (“Wild Bill”) Donovan, a successful Wall Street lawyer and Wilkie Republican, to head up the office, the die was set for some of the most fantastic and fascinating operations the U.S. government has ever conducted. Author Richard Harris Smith, himself an ex-CIA hand, documents the controversial agency from its conception as a spin-off of the Office of the Coordinator for Information to its demise under Harry Truman and reconfiguration as the CIA. During his tenure, Donovan oversaw a chaotic cast of some ten thousand agents drawn from the most conservative financial scions to the country’s most idealistic New Deal true believers. Together they usurped the roles of government agencies both foreign and domestic, concocted unbelievably complicated conspiracies, and fought the good fight against the Axis powers of Germany and Japan. For example, when OSS operatives stole vital military codebooks from the Japanese embassy in Portugal, the operation was considered a success. But the success turned into a flop as the Japanese discovered what had happened, and hastily changed a code that had already been decrypted by the U.S. Navy. Colorful personalities and truly priceless anecdotes abound in what may arguably be called the most authoritative work on the subject.; 1.6 x 9 x 5.9 Inches; 458 pages 
Price: 17.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
CLAIRE AMBLER  ( First Edition), Tarkington, Booth
14 Tarkington, Booth CLAIRE AMBLER ( First Edition)
DOUBLEDAY, DORAN & COMPANY 1928 First Edition; Various Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Stated First Edition. Blue cover with yellow box on cover and black print. Dust has chips around edges but is colorful and now in brodart protective cover. Binding tight clean text. Newton Booth Tarkington (July 29, 1869 - May 19, 1946) was an American novelist and dramatist best known for his novels The Magnificent Ambersons and Alice Adams. He is one of only three novelists to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than once, along with William Faulkner and John Updike. Booth Tarkington was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, the son of John S. Tarkington and Elizabeth Booth Tarkington. He was named after his maternal uncle Newton Booth, then the governor of California. Tarkington was an unabashed Midwestern regionalist and set much of his fiction in his native Indiana. In 1902, he served one term in the Indiana House of Representatives as a Republican. ; 8.20 X 6.70 X 1.90 inches; 253 pages 
Price: 11.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Kate Fennigate, Tarkington, Booth
15 Tarkington, Booth Kate Fennigate
Doubleday Doran 1943 First Edition; Various Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Red cloth cover on book that is in excellent condition. Light browning to endpapers otherwise clean and tight. Dust has chipping at top edge amd a 1/2 inch chip out of the bottom of back dust. Dust is now in Brodart cover. This is a wartime (WWII) production book with normal Wartime stamp on copyright page. Stated First edition. "Kate was an incurable manager, from childhood, when she took her charming but drunken father firmly in hand, to her final capitulation, after years of matrimony, to the second chance with the husband she had worshipped -- and loved -- and married -- and bossed for years. The situations Kate found at hand demanded a guiding spirit -- so we share her urge to direct events; and Kate does it well enough, except when her own interests are involved. And then her poisonous -- and too, too obvious (one would think) neighbor -- steals the candy right from under her nose. This is the story of a life-long duel between Kate and bad Lalia; the setting is just the sort of Mid-West town that Tarkington knows best." (Kirkus Review) Newton Booth Tarkington (July 29, 1869 - May 19, 1946) was an American novelist and dramatist best known for his novels The Magnificent Ambersons and Alice Adams. He is one of only three novelists to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than once, along with William Faulkner and John Updike. Booth Tarkington was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, the son of John S. Tarkington and Elizabeth Booth Tarkington. He was named after his maternal uncle Newton Booth, then the governor of California. Tarkington was an unabashed Midwestern regionalist and set much of his fiction in his native Indiana. In 1902, he served one term in the Indiana House of Representatives as a Republican. ; 7.90 X 5.60 X 1 inches; 359 pages 
Price: 11.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to [email protected]
Copyright©2018. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie