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The Americans  The Democratic Experience, Boorstin, Daniel J.
1 Boorstin, Daniel J. The Americans The Democratic Experience
Random House 1973 0394487249 / 9780394487243 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Blue cloth gold and silver print. Stated first edition. Dust has minor tears to top edges. Bibloigraphy. "Daniel Joseph Boorstin (October 1, 1914 – February 28, 2004) was an American historian at the University of Chicago who wrote on many topics in American and world history. He was appointed the twelfth Librarian of the United States Congress in 1975 and served until 1987. He was instrumental in the creation of the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress."; V3; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 717 pages 
Price: 14.97 USD
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Ferraro  My Story, Ferraro, Geraldine
2 Ferraro, Geraldine Ferraro My Story
Bantam 1985 0553051105 / 9780553051100 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Gift inscription describing where Ms. Ferraro signed the book in 1985 at the American Organization of Nurse Executives in Denver. Signed under the gift inscription. (August 26, 1935 – March 26, 2011) was an American attorney, a Democratic Party politician, and a member of the United States House of Representatives. She was the first female vice presidential candidate representing a major American political party. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. ; Photographs; 8.80 X 6.20 X 1.30 inches; 340 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 17.97 USD
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Public Papers and Letters of Oliver Max Gardner, Governor of North Carolina 1929-1933, Gill, Edwin (compiled by); Corbitt, David Leroy (edited by)
3 Gill, Edwin (compiled by); Corbitt, David Leroy (edited by) Public Papers and Letters of Oliver Max Gardner, Governor of North Carolina 1929-1933
Raleigh, NC Edwards & Broughton Company 1937 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Red cloth cover gilt print. fully indexed. Oliver Max Gardner (March 22, 1882 – February 6, 1947) was an American politician who served as the 57th Governor of the U.S. state of North Carolina from 1929 to 1933. A member of the Democratic Party, Gardner worked in the administrations of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman. Gardner was selected by John Heisman, then coach at Clemson for his All-Southern team in 1903.[1] As a player, he weighed 212 pounds. He later taught organic chemistry on campus after graduating in 1903. He then enrolled at the University of North Carolina School of Law, where he also played football. Gardner distinguished himself off the football field as well, becoming one of the most respected members of The Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.[ ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 788 pages; 
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Memoirs, Gorbachev, Mikhail
4 Gorbachev, Mikhail Memoirs
New York Doubleday 1996 0385480199 / 9780385480192 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Book is in like new condition. Black hardboards with red cloth spine; silver lettering on spine; corners sharp and square. Textblock clean, tight, square, unmarked. Dust is like new with original price on flap. Dust in archival cover. TATYANA TOLSTAYA the Russian novelist had this to say about Gorbachev " By gently pushing open the gates of reform, he unleashed a democratic flood that deluged the Soviet universe and washed away the cold war..... No single approach — and there have been many — can explain Gorbachev. Perhaps the holy fools with their metaphysical scenario were right when they whispered that he was marked and that seven years were given to him to transform Russia in the name of her as yet invisible but inevitable salvation and renaissance." Gorbachev met his wife, Raisa Titarenko, daughter of a Ukrainian railway engineer, at Moscow State University. They married in September 1953 and moved to Stavropol upon graduation. She gave birth to their only child, daughter Irina Mikhailovna Virganskaya, in 1957. Raisa Gorbacheva died of leukemia in 1999. Gorbachev has two granddaughters (Ksenia and Anastasia) and one great granddaughter (Aleksandra). Foward by Martin McCauley. Dust jacket now in Brodart mylar protective (clear) cover. Rare first edition in this state and condition. ; Photographs; 2.5 x 10 x 6.5 Inches; 769 pages 
Price: 99.97 USD
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The Education of a Public Man  My Life and Politics  (Author Signed), Humphrey, Hubert H. & Norman Sherman
5 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
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The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society Vol. 45 No. 152 July 1947, Kentucky
6 Kentucky The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society Vol. 45 No. 152 July 1947
Frankfort, KY Kentucky Historical Society 1947 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
cover is starting to become loose with some parts missing on spine. Contents very good. Includes a map of the Eastern Part of Franklin county showing names of homesteads and locations.Has continuation of History of Franklin county. Contents: The Democratic Faith in the Nineteenth CenturyF. Garvin Davenportread before the Kentucky Historical Society, at its ?Boone Day? Celebration, June 7, 1947; State Archives—Kentucky Vital StatisticsCalloway County—1852-1859Deaths of Persons over Fifteen, Campbell County—1852-1859Deaths of Persons over Fifteen; Private Burial Grounds and Church Cemeteries in Campbell County, Kentucky copied by Mary Johnson Druck (Mrs. Robert E.) and Miss Helen B. Lindsey continued from April 1947; Members of Kentucky Historical Society. Photos. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition. Rare. ; Photographs, maps; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 
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STORY OF THE WAR OF 1898., King, W. Nephew.
7 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 
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Mischling, Second Degree My Childhood in Nazi Germany, Koehn, Ilse
8 Koehn, Ilse Mischling, Second Degree My Childhood in Nazi Germany
New York Greenwillow Books 1977 0688801102 / 9780688801106 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Dust shows minor rubs otherwise fine condition. First edition, first printing. Former owners name written in front. Mischling (German:; lit. "mix-ling"; plural: Mischlinge) was the legal term used in Nazi Germany to denote persons deemed to have both "Aryan" and Jewish ancestry. The memoirs of a German girl who became a leader among the Hitler Youth while her Social Democratic family kept from her the secret of her partial Jewish heritage.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 240 pages 
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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
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The Fabulous History of the Dismal Swamp Company  A Story of George Washington's Times, Royster, Charles
10 Royster, Charles The Fabulous History of the Dismal Swamp Company A Story of George Washington's Times
Knopf 1999 0679433457 / 9780679433453 First Edition; Various Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Maroon cover with gold lettering. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. In this absorbing narrative Charles Royster traces the rise and fall of the eighteenth-century transatlantic culture that was built on the insatiable demand in Europe for Virginia tobacco and the equally insatiable American demand for European manufactured goods.

Moving from the plantations of Virginia and Antigua to the warehouses of London and Glasgow, from the Gold Coast of Africa to the valleys of the Allegheny Mountains, from the iron furnaces of southern Wales to the subscribers' room of Lloyd's of London, Professor Royster gives us the story of the Dismal Swamp Company, a fantastically delusional enterprise that proposed draining and developing a vast morass along the Virginia-North Carolina border. Examining the interconnected lives of the company's partners, Royster reveals a colonial order built on a system of cronyism, conspicuous consumption, and debt that seems hauntingly familiar. He writes about the many schemers and dreamers (including George Washington, Robert "King" Carter, two William Byrds, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, and Robert Morris) who failed to amass their desired fortunes, and a few realists (Samuel Gist, Dr. Thomas Walker, and Anthony Bacon) who succeeded, but at the dire expense of others. And we see the breakdown of this culture and the transition to a more democratic, though similar, system after the Revolution.

Throughout Royster's narrative we seepossessors possessed by their possessions, slaveholders possessed by slavery, and heirs possessed by litigation. Connecting all their stories are their unceasing efforts to make something substantial out of the insubstantial--chief among them the almost unbelievable delusion that fortunes could be made from the Dismal Swamp.; 2.1 x 9.7 x 6.7 Inches; 640 pages 
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