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The Lincoln Reader, Angle, Paul M.
1 Angle, Paul M. The Lincoln Reader
Rutgers University Press 1947 First Edition; Various Hardcover Very Good in Fair dust jacket 
First Edition. Signed by Angle on endpaper. There is a Phi Beta Kappa bookplate from Philadelphia to a John Barringer of Overbrook High School for "excellence in his studies". Dust has chips around edges but is now in mylar archival sleeve. The Lincoln Reader is a biography of Abraham Lincoln written by sixty-five authors. Paul Angle, the noted Lincoln scholar, selected passages from the works on contemporaries, later biographers, and even Lincoln himself, to form a composite portrait of one of the wisest and most beloved American presidents. These passages, interwoven by Angle's running commentary, blend into a single vivid narrative of Lincoln's life, from his boyhood in Indiana to his assassination and funeral. First published in 1947, The Lincoln Reader has long been considered the most definitive, complete, and authentic retelling of the life of Abraham Lincoln. Fully indexed. We provide delivery tracking. ; Photographs; 8.50 X 5.80 X 1.40 inches; 592 pages; Signed by Editor 
Price: 74.97 USD
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2 Beard, Charles Austin America in midpassage,
New York , NY The Macmillan company 1939 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Jones, Wilfred 
Two volume set. Volumes 1 & 2. Blue gray covers. Small stamp of prior owner's name. Otherwise tight and clean. Fully indexed. ; Drawings; 6 pages 
Price: 11.97 USD
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Barbara Bush  A Memoir, Bush, Barbara
3 Bush, Barbara Barbara Bush A Memoir
New York , NY Charles Scribner's Sons 1994 0025192752 / 9780025192751 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by author on a bookplate. The Bookplate has spots on it but does not interfere with original signature. Book looks otherwise new and unread. The standard autopen signature is on title page. Fully Indexed. Dust in brodart mylar protective cover! Good collector's book. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; Photographs; 1.9 x 9.2 x 6.3 Inches; 575 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 34.97 USD
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All The Best, George Bush (Author Signed)   My Life in Letters and Other Writings, Bush, George H. W.
4 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
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Decision Points (Author Signed), Bush, George W.
5 Bush, George W. Decision Points (Author Signed)
New York Crown 2010 0307590615 / 9780307590619 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by President Bush on Presidential bookplate attached to end paper. Looks new. Bush was the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009 and the 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000. The eldest son of Barbara and George H. W. Bush (the 41st President of the United States), he was born in New Haven, Connecticut. After graduating from Yale University in 1968 and Harvard Business School in 1975, Bush worked in oil businesses. He married Laura Welch in 1977. Bush was both one of the most popular and unpopular presidents in history, having received the highest recorded presidential approval ratings in the wake of 9/11, as well as one of the lowest approval ratings during the 2008 financial crisis. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Also in custom built slipcase. Scarce.; Color and B & W Photographs; 8.90 X 6.30 X 1.65 inches; 512 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 199.97 USD
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Love & War  Twenty Years, Three Presidents, Two Daughters and One Louisiana Home, Carville, James &  Mary Matalin
6 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 
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George Washington  the forge of experience, 1732-1775., Flexner, James Thomas
7 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.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 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. 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 memoirs of Herbert Hoover (Three Volumes)  Years of Adventure 1874-1920, The cabinet and the presidency, 1920-1933, The Great Depression 1929-1941, Hoover, Herbert
8 Hoover, Herbert The memoirs of Herbert Hoover (Three Volumes) Years of Adventure 1874-1920, The cabinet and the presidency, 1920-1933, The Great Depression 1929-1941
New York Macmillan 1951 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Three volume set. All three volumes inscribed "To my good friend William N.Hart, from Herbert Hoover" on front endpaper. First printing stated on copyright page of all three volumes. Dust jackets have rubs to corners, a few creases and chips but now in archival protective covers. This is an extremely rare set with all first printings and all inscribed and signed by President Hoover. Volume 1 is dated 1951 and volumes 2 & 3 dated 1952. ; Photo ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 405+ pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 2197.00 USD
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Life of Washington, Irving, Washington
9 Irving, Washington Life of Washington
New York G.P. Putnam 1859 1st Thus; First Edition Hardcover Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Tan leather with marbled endpapers and page foreends. Some wear on board ends and corners. Volume labels missing for vol. 1 & 2, otherwise the set has handsome leather. Foxing to endpapers and engraving pages. Content pages otherwise clean and bright.. Five volume set. Preface by Irving dated September 1855. Volume 1 covers the genealogy of Washington and the years 1740-1775 with appendix, Vol 2 has publication date 1855 and has foxing to end papers and covers the years 1775-1777; Vol. 3 has publication date of 1856, has foxing to endpapers and covers years 1777 through 1779; Vol. 4 has a publication date of 1857, foxing to endpapers and covers the years 1780 through 1789; Vol 5 has a publication date of 1859, heavy foxing to endpapers and engravings with clean textual pages and it covers years 1789-1799. The appendix for set is at the end of Vol 5 and it covers the artist who painted portraits of Washington, Washington's farewell address, proceeding of Congress dealing with the death of Washington, Washington's Will, and an extensive index. The volumes open with steel-engraved frontispieces depicting Irving at different stages of his life; the set closes with an index compiled by Samuel Austin Allibone, of bibliographic fame. "George Washington (1732-1799) was the first President of the United States, the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He presided over the convention that drafted the United States Constitution, which replaced the Articles of Confederation and remains the supreme law of the land. Washington was born into the provincial gentry of Colonial Virginia... He became a young but senior officer in the colonial militia during the first stages of the French and Indian War. He was chosen by the Second Continental Congress in 1775 to be commander-in-chief of the Continental Army in the American Revolution." (Publisher); Vol. 1/5/2019; Engravings; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall 
Price: 599.97 USD
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The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society Vol. 34 No. 108 July 1936, Kentucky
10 Kentucky The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society Vol. 34 No. 108 July 1936
Frankfort, KY Kentucky Historical Society 1936 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Original not a reprint. Slight fading to cover. Contains: Joel Watkins‘s Diary of 1789 edited by Virginia Smith Herold;The Letters of James Taylor to the Presidents of the United Statescopied from originals in the Library of Congress andedited by James A. Padgett, Ph.D.continued from April 1936; Families of McPheeters, Moore, Walker, McDowell,and McDaniel presented to the Kentucky State Historical Society Julia Spencer Ardery ,Former State Historian, N. S. D. A. copied from an old manuscript in the possession ofMr. Frank Walker of Paris, Kentucky. Many surnames for genealogical research. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition. Scarce. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 
Price: 14.97 USD
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The pathology of leadership, L'Etang, Hugh
11 L'Etang, Hugh The pathology of leadership
London Hawthorn Books 1970 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
L'Etang was encouraged to enter medicine by his father. But he was a doctor who preferred to observe rather than to practise, and he did it with a glint in his eyes. He was the best medical copy editor I have ever encountered - precise and totally accurate. He wrote many acclaimed books. He was interested in the effect illness had on world leaders and this resulted in titles including The Pathology of Leadership (1969), Fit to Lead? (1980) and Ailing Leaders in Power 1914-94 (1995).; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 218 pages 
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The Jewel of Liberty Abraham Lincoln's Re-Election and the End of Slavery, Long, David
12 Long, David The Jewel of Liberty Abraham Lincoln's Re-Election and the End of Slavery
Mechanicsburg, PA Stackpole Books 1994 0811702170 / 9780811702171 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Blue and Red cover with Gold print on Spine. Inscribed on title page by author June 18, 1998. "Roma to a fine student and delightful person, Best Regards, David E. Long." Extensive bibliography and index. Dust in brodart mylar protective cover! Rare. We provide delivery tracking on US orders.; Photos, Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 368 pages; p; Signed by Author 
Price: 37.98 USD
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Colonel Roosevelt, private citizen,  (Author Signed), Looker, Earle
13 Looker, Earle Colonel Roosevelt, private citizen, (Author Signed)
New York, NY Fleming H. Revell Company 1932 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Good+ in Poor dust jacket Signed by Author
Blue cover gold lettering. Cover soiled. Dust has chips, soiling, and rubs. Now in Mylar cover. Contents clean. Inscribed and signed by author, "To Emily, with the love and the affection of Bob, Earle Looker, December 1932". Mrs. Thoedore Roosevelt said: "With the White House Gang Mr. Looker gave us a picture of Mr. Roosevelt's personal sympathy and understanding. But with this new work (this book) he has so exactly expressed the trugh of his last great contribution to his country, that I wish to tell him (Mr. Looker) again of my appreciation". A rare signed copy. ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 222 pages; p; Signed by Author 
Price: 49.97 USD
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Reminiscences, General of the Army, MacArthur, Douglas
14 MacArthur, Douglas Reminiscences, General of the Army
New York , NY Mcgraw Hill 1964 First Edition; Various Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Stated First Edition. Dust jacket now in Brodart mylar protective (clear) cover. Very clean contents with color and black and white photos. This was General McArthur's last written work. General McArthur served under eight presidents. "A legend in his own lifetime, he was a man who aroused controversy, yet stood above the awe and the conflict he inspired." In his book he provides intimate portraits of people like Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, Nimitz, and Halsey. He finished this work only weeks before his death. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. MacArthur graduated from West Point with the highest average of any cadet to that date. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 438 pages 
Price: 37.97 USD
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In Retrospect  The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam (Author Signed), McNamara, Robert S.
15 McNamara, Robert S. In Retrospect The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam (Author Signed)
Crown 1995 0812925238 / 9780812925234 First Edition; Seventh Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Inscribed and signed 3/18/96. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Robert Strange McNamara (June 9, 1916 – July 6, 2009)[4] was an American business executive and the eighth Secretary of Defense, serving under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson from 1961 to 1968, during which time he played a large role in escalating the United States involvement in the Vietnam War.[5] Following that, he served as President of the World Bank from 1968 to 1981. McNamara was responsible for the institution of systems analysis in public policy, which developed into the discipline known today as policy analysis.[6] McNamara consolidated intelligence and logistics functions of the Pentagon into two centralized agencies: the Defense Intelligence Agency and the Defense Supply Agency.Prior to public service, McNamara was one of the "Whiz Kids" who helped rebuild Ford Motor Company after World War II, and briefly served as Ford's President before becoming Secretary of Defense. A group of advisors he brought to the Pentagon inherited the "Whiz Kids" moniker.McNamara is the longest serving Secretary of Defense, amassing 2,595 days between 1961 and 1968. Rare signed copy.; 9.40 X 6.60 X 1.70 inches; 414 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 89.97 USD
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16 Reagan, Michael The City on a hill Fulfilling Ronald Reagan's vision for America
United States Thomas Nelson Publisher 1997 0785272364 / 9780785272366 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Original work. This is NOT a reprint or digitized work. As new condition. Signed and dated on title page by author. Dust jacket now in Brodart mylar protective (clear) cover. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 275 pages; Signed by Author 
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17 Reiter, Harriet G. The Story of Lincoln
Dansville, NY F. A. Owen Co. 1906 First Impression Paperback Fine with no dust jacket 
We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; Instructor Literature Series; 12mo; 30 pages 
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Harry S. Truman, Truman, Margaret
18 Truman, Margaret Harry S. Truman
Morrow 1973 0688000053 / 9780688000059 1st Edition Thus; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Book in excellent condition, clean crisp. Dust has creases and some tears around the edges. Fully indexed. "I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is well-written, informative, and entertaining. There are references to events in "Bess" but from a slightly different perspective and her grasp of the political process is very good. I am now convinced that Harry was one of our best presidents and played a crucial role in the post-WWII international politics." Reviewer. ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 602 pages 
Price: 9.97 USD
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