Category: American History

Sort

Showing 41-60 of 323

Image for Benjamin Rush: Patriot and Physician

Benjamin Rush: Patriot and Physician

By: Brodsky, Alyn

Price: $25.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Truman Talley Books / St. Martin's: 2004

Edition: First Editiion

Seller ID: 28266

ISBN: 0312309112

Condition: Fine


Very clean, attractive book with no defect of note -- not bumps to boards, no names or wtiting, no chips or tears and no price-clip. Dustjacket will arrive in brand new mylar cover. Benjamin Rush appears in many tomes of history, but more in passing than not. Finally a biograohy has centered on him as a member of the First Continental Congress snd leading surgeon for the Continental Army. Book has 404 page including index. View more info

Image for Lyndon B. Johnson and American Liberalism: A Brief Biography with Documents (Bedford Cultural Editions Series)

Lyndon B. Johnson and American Liberalism: A Brief Biography with Documents (Bedford Cultural Editions Series)

By: Bruce J. Schulman

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Bostonand New York, Bedford/St. Martin's: 2007

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 23632

ISBN: 0312416334

Condition: Near Fine


Very nice clean book with no crease to spine and no names or writing,. Pages and page edges are pristine and cover corners are sharp.. The only fault is a superficial crease near spine at back cover which does not show on the reverse side. Book measures 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and has 299 pages which reveal much information about the "fascinating and enigmatic president", plus a look at American liberalism throughout the 20th century. View more info

Image for Autograph Letters of Thaddeus Kosciuszko  in the American Revolution

Autograph Letters of Thaddeus Kosciuszko in the American Revolution

By: Budka, Metchie J.E. (editor)

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Chicago, The Polish Museum of America: 1977

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Seller ID: 27062PH

Condition: Very Good


Book is very clean with pristine cream colored pages and no bumps to boards. Faults include a gift inscription at top of front free endpaper and a few light spots to outer edge of back cover (see photo). Overall nice. Book includes numerous letters in Kosciuszko's hand, each of which is presented in type as well. There is also a section telling the story of his journey to America and the early war years .202 pages including index and oversized at 9-1/4"x12-1/4". View more info

The Burr-Hamilton Duel and Related Matters

By: Burr, Samaul Engle Jr.

Price: $12.95

Publisher: San Antonio, Texas, The Naylor Company: 1971

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 18621

ISBN: 0811104249

Condition: Very Good


Clean, tightly bound small book measuring 6"x8-1/4". Only faults are sunning to pale green paper at spine and former owner's name written small at front free endpaper. The author, a descendent of Aaron Burr, has penned an apologetic defending the character of his ancestor, but also correcting the misdeeds of previous historians, some of whom had not consulted primary resources. 57 pages. Includes a section on other famous American duels. View more info

The Light and Life of Lakeside-on-Lake Erie 1923-1948

By: Butler, John Harding

Price: $30.00

Publisher: John Butler Harding: 1948

Seller ID: 20932

Condition: Very Good


Scarce booklet in very good condition. Red plastic comb binding in very good working order and nice blue-tinted pictorials on card covers, front and back. Former owner, a minister at Lakeside at the time of publication, wrote his name on the front free endpaper. Otherwise no writing. Numereous photographs and much information, including a timeline at back. Text tells the story the unique summer place on Lake Erie which has been called Ohio's chatauqua. 68 pages. Nice blue-tinted map inside back cover. Published to commemorate Lakeside's 75th Jubilee Year. View more info

Image for Illustrations of Historic Colorado

Illustrations of Historic Colorado

By: Buys, Christian J.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Lake City, Colorado, U.S.A., Western Reflections Pub Co: 1999

Seller ID: 25842

ISBN: 1890437425

Condition: Fine


A beautiful book in as new condition. No faults of note and dustjacket will arrive in brand new mylar cover. Book measures 9"x11-1/2" and has 242 pages including index. Illustrated beautifully with over 250 19th century historical illustrations printed on coated paper. An unblinking look at both the colonization and expolitation -- the good and the bad -- of the settlement of the west. View more info

Image for A Century of Community Payton, Pennsylvania 1893-1993

A Century of Community Payton, Pennsylvania 1893-1993

By: Cammarata, Frank J. (editor)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Payton, Pennsylvania, Payton Centennial Book Committee: 1993

Seller ID: 23464

Condition: Very Good


Very handsome book with a gilded image and printng on face board and like gilt printing on spine. The book also sports pastel art with a different scene at front and back. Historic photographs abound to augment the ample text. The book is very clean and tightly bound with no names or writing. It measures 8-3/4" x 11-1/4" and has 196 pages. Includes the centennial program, a list of donors and local advertising which is interesting ecause there isn't too much of it. The book focuses on the history. View more info

Image for Berrien Bicentennial (Michigan)

Berrien Bicentennial (Michigan)

By: Carney, James T. (editor)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Berrien County, Michigan, Berrien County Bicentennial Commission: 1976

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 21082

Condition: Fine


Book itself is beautiful -- like new with no names or writing and pristine, unbumped blue boards. Jacket is also very nice with no tears or chips. Only fault is minor staining at back -- a few small spots. Looks most handsome in brand new mylar cover. Measures 9"x11-1/4". Illustrated throughout with drawings, maps and historical photographs. 300 pages. Printed on quality coated paper. View more info

Image for Absaraka Home of the Crows

Absaraka Home of the Crows

By: Carrington, Margaret I.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Chicago, The Lakeside Press: 1950

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 23539

Condition: Near Fine


This book, and the other annual books of Lakeside Classic, s were given as Christmas keepsakes to friends of the Lakeside Press. Every 25 years the binding is given a new color. The book is a reprint of an original which was written by Margaret Irvin Carrington, an officer's wife who kept a journal of her stay in the outposts of the West. She jotted down notes on scenery and the inhabitants of Absaraka, which was located in present-day Wyoming, Montana, and the western Dakotas. The book measures 4-1/2" x 7" and has 354 pages including index. No bumps to boards, no names or wiring and clean... View more info

Image for The Marquis De Lafayette; Bright Sword for Freedom

The Marquis De Lafayette; Bright Sword for Freedom

By: Carter, Hodding

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1958

Edition: Young Readers of America Book Club 1st P

Seller ID: 25150

Condition: Fine


Book itself is pristine with no names or writing and no bumps to boards. Jacket shows a few small edge tears and a chip to top back edge, but the chip is hardly noticeable as the white backing of the brand new mylar cover blends with the white paper of the jacket back. Illustrated and indexed. Hodding Carter was a journalist who won the Pulitizer Prize for a series he wrote about the mistreatment of the Japanese confined to American internment camps for the duration of WWII. Carter had dinner with Robert Kennedy the night before Kennedy was assassinated. Book is part of a series. We also hav... View more info

Image for Fort McIntosh; The Story of Its History and Restoration of the Site

Fort McIntosh; The Story of Its History and Restoration of the Site

By: Carver, Frank F.

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Beaver, Pennsylvania, Beaver Area Historical Foundation: 1993

Edition: Second Editon

Seller ID: 26078

Condition: Fine


Crisp, clean book which appears unread. No spine crease, no cover lift, no names or writing. NOT a remainder. Book measures 6"x9" and has 101 pages. Part I discusses the historical background of the fort; Part II is focused on research and restoration and Part III is an appendix which includes a roster of officers and men. Illustrated with 25 images, both photography and art. View more info

Image for Poplar Forest and Thomas Jefferson

Poplar Forest and Thomas Jefferson

By: Chambers, S Allan

Price: $28.00

Publisher: The Corporation for Jefferson's Poplar Forest: 1993

Edition: First Edition States

Inscription: SIGNED by Author

Seller ID: 25108

Condition: Fine


Book is very handsome and oversized at 9-1/2"x12". Pages and page edges pistine with no nams or writing other than author's signature which reads, "With best wishes, Al Chambers May, 1993." It was not inscribed to a particular person. Books jacket shows minor creasing to top back edge, but no tears or chips and is clean and bright in brand new mylar. As you can see from the photo, there is also laid-in a print showing the geometry of Poplar Forest which is a perfect cube surrounded by four elongated octagons within an octagon. Book has color plates at the fornt and back and white photographs a... View more info

The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962: A National Security Archive Documents Reader (National Security Archive Documents Readers)

By: Chang, Laurence; Kornbluh, Peter (editors)

Price: $24.00

Publisher: U.S.A., New Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition Stated

Seller ID: 23570

ISBN: 1565840194

Condition: Fine


An excellent book for both contents and physicality. The book is clean and nice with no names or wriitng and no bumps to boards. Pages and page edges are clean and there are no names or writing.The jacket has not been price clipped, shows no ters or chips and is msot handosme in brand new mylar. (The writing on the dustjacket is part of the design.) At the time of publication the 30th anniversary of the Cuban Misille Crisis came with a present of newly released douments which showed how very close how the world came close to nuclear destruction in 1962.. Book contains many documents througho... View more info

Image for The Spirit of St. Louis

The Spirit of St. Louis

By: Charles A. Lindbergh

Price: $35.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Charles Scrribers' Sons: 1981

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 23573

ISBN: 0684144212

Condition: Fine in NF Slipcase


Book was published prior to this one by Charles Scibner in 1959. This one shows the 1959 copyright, but there is also an ISBN which shows that this book was published in 1981. Book and slipcase are lovely -- clean and beautifully designed. The boards are covered with a metallic gold, a brown cloth spine and a sky blue inked top edge, There are no names or writing. the pictorial slipcase is likewise clean and attractive with no real defect. Book in its case measures 6-3/4" x 9-3/4" and has 503 pages including an aviation glossary. Nice gift. View more info

Image for The Western Reserve and Early Ohio

The Western Reserve and Early Ohio

By: Cherry, P.P.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Firestone Park, Akron, Ohio, R.L. Fouse: 1921

Seller ID: 15995B

Condition: Very Good


Very handsome book with virtually no exterior wear save a small bit to bottom of spine. Dark geen boards with gilt to face and spine.. Pages and page edges clean and tightly bound. Only interior defect is browning to front endpapers from something having been laid-in. Book is nicely illustrated throughout and was published by the then superintendent of the Kenmore Schools, Akron, Ohio, who was aware of the Cherry manuscript and the 60 years it took to complete it. Book discusses, among other topics, the indigenous Erie Indians, the French in Ohio, pre-territorial military expeditions into the ... View more info

Image for The House On Observatory Hill Home of the Vice President of the United States

The House On Observatory Hill Home of the Vice President of the United States

By: Cleere, Gail S.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Washignton, D.C., United States Printing Office:

Seller ID: 27089DH

Condition: Very Good


An exceptionally attractive booklet for both its contents and its elegance. It's a soft cover measuring 7-1/2"x10" with 74 pages printed on quality coated paper and generously illustrated with both black and white and color photographs. There's also a color fold-out depicting the lay of the land which comes tucked into a pocket on the reverse side of the back cover. Very interesting and very beautiful. Only fault is two small flat creases at back cover. by spine. View more info

Image for Voyages and Commercial Enterprises of the Sons of New England

Voyages and Commercial Enterprises of the Sons of New England

By: Cleveland, Richard Jeffry

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Burt Franklin: 1968

Edition: Facsimile Reprint

Seller ID: 27792

Condition: Very Good


Book is clean and tightly bound with no bumps to boards and no names or writing. Pages and page edges pristine and gilt to spine is bright. Originally published in 1855. 407 pages including appendix. View more info

Image for New York Area Key: A Guide to the Genealogical Records of the State of New York including Maps, Histories, Charts, and other Helpful Materials

New York Area Key: A Guide to the Genealogical Records of the State of New York including Maps, Histories, Charts, and other Helpful Materials

By: Clint, Florence

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Elizabeth, Colorado, Keyline Publishers: 1979

Seller ID: 27813

Condition: Fine


Very nice, clean book with no names or writing and no spine crease. Very clean inside and out with just a small embossed circle with original owner's, a genealogist, name. Book measures 8-1/2" x 11" and has 208 pages covering history, maps, social and economic influences, official records, libraries, societies and publications. View more info

Image for Kanwha County Images; A Bicentennial History 1788-1988

Kanwha County Images; A Bicentennial History 1788-1988

By: Cohen, Stan

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Charleston, West Virginia, Pictorial Histories Publishing: 1988

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 25291

Condition: Near Fine


Crisp, clean book with pristine pages and page edges and no bumps to grey boards. Only fault is gift inscription to top of front pastefown. Jacket shows no tears or chips and no price-clip. Looks most handsome in brand new mylar cover. Book measures 8-1/2"x11-11/2" and is printed on coated paper and illustrated with numerous historical photographs. 466 pages, plus back matter which includes a 19th century map and a roster of those who lost their lives in war. Also includes geneaology. View more info

Uncle Dick Wootton the Pioneer Frontiersman of the Rocky Mountain Region

By: Conard, Howard Louis

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, R.R. Donnelley & Sons (Lakeside Press): 1957

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 24321

Condition: Fine


Beautiful little book, part of an ongoing series, one volume of which has been published each year since 1903 by R.R. Donelley to be given to customers, stockholders ,and employees as Christmas keepsakes. The first time these enter the marketplace it's the SECONDARY marketplace. The color changes every 25 years -- this is from the navy blue series. Book measures 4-1/2"x7", has a gilded top edge and 264 pages. Illustrated. The foreword offers a sort of "State of the Union" in which the company reported that this book was its 55th Christmas keepsake and that it had purchased a ... View more info