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POLITICS

$25.00

Allen, Oliver E., THE TIGER: THE RISE & FALL OF TAMMANY HALL. Addision-Wesley, 1993. First Edition. NEW copy. Hardcover with dust jacket. Photographs, notes, bibliography, index, 317 pages. "The first complete history of the New York political institution, ranging from the days of Aaron Burr to the days of Carmine De Sapio. Recounts the stories of the corruption, crooks, and reformers who marked that history."

$20.00

Carpenter, Jesse T., THE SOUTH AS A CONSCIOUS MINORITY, 1789-1861: A Study in Political Thought. University of South Carolina Press, 1991. NEW copy, PAPERBACK, still in shrinkwrap. With a new introduction by John M. McCardell. "... a fine study in the political thought of the Old South as a conscious minority seeking protection in the American Union from the political power of a Northern majority." Paperback edition currently OUT OF PRINT. Hardcover in print at $89. $20.00

$35.00

~ SOLD ~ (Hendricks, Thomas A.), MEMORIAL ADDRESSES OF THE LIFE & CHARACTER OF THOMAS A. HENDRICKS. Government Printing Office, 1886., VG-. Some inconspicuous discoloration to covers. Foxing throughout. Decorative stamped boards. 7x10.5. Frontispiece portrait protected by tissue. 169 pp. Thomas A. Hendricks was Vice-President of the United States under Grover Cleveland. The addresses are by members of the Senate and House of Representatives, by members of both parties, and are often notable for their oratory, eloquence & graciousness (qualities which distinguish them sharply from the crass effusions of the current Republican Congress). These addresses were delivered in both the Senate and the House of the Forty-ninth Congress, First Session, and contain numerous particulars of Hendricks' private life and political career. A handsome book, published "By Order of Congress". .

$35.00

Ryan, Mary P., CIVIC WARS: DEMOCRACY & PUBLIC LIFE IN THE AMERICAN CITY DURING THE 19th CENTURY.University of California Press., 1997. NF/VG. Front panel of dust jacket creased along bottom, slight 1/4" tear to top of spine, otherwise fine. A clean copy straight from publisher's warehouse. Photographs, engravings, extensive notes & bibliography, index, 376 pages.

$30.00

Young, Jeff C., THE FATHERS OF AMERICAN PRESIDENTS. McFarland & Company, Inc., 1997. NEW copy. Hardcover issued without dust jacket. Biographies of the fathers of U.S. presidents from Washington to Clinton. Plates, individual bibliographies, index, 247 pages. Out of Print.

POPULAR CULTURE

$30.00

Adams, Judith A., THE AMERICAN AMUSEMENT PARK INDUSTRY: A HISTORY OF TECHNOLOGY AND THRILLS.. Twayne, 1991., F/F, new, unopened. Photographs, charts, chronology, notes, bibliography, index, 227 pp. Traces the evolution of the amusement park from its origins in England's Bartholomew Fair, through the Columbian Exposition, to Coney Island, to Disneyworld. (H C out of print, PB in print at $16.95).

$35.00

~ SOLD ~ Bode, Carl. MIDCENTURY AMERICA: LIFE IN THE 1850s.. Southern Illinois University Press, 1972., F/F, as new. First Editon. "A highly interesting and valuable collection of American documents of the 1850s, this anthology offers key insights into the popular culture of a fascinating epoch. Illustrated with thirty photographs and drawings." Essa ys by various scholars on agricultural history, business history, domestic life, educational history, religious history, pastimes, abolition, slavery. 236 pp. $35.00

$40.00

~ SOLD ~ Saxon, A.H. (ed), SELECTED LETTERS OF P.T. BARNUM.. Columbia University Press., 1983. NEW copy. Hardcover with dust jacket. Original "$19.95" price intact on dj. Photographs, illustrations, appendices, bibliographic essay, index, 351 pages. Out of Print. $40.00

$17.95

Maltin, Leonard, GREAT AMERICAN BROADCAST. NEW copy. TRADE PAPERBACK. New American Library, 324. "Leonard Maltin, one of America's leading authorities on film and an ardent radio buff, takes us along for a fascinating history of radio's golden age from its beginnings through its heyday to the bittersweet end of an era. The Great American Broadcast is based on hundreds of personal interviews and is filled with behind-the-scenes stories of some of the most colorful personalities of the era, from actors, directors, and writers to announcers, producers, sponsors, and sound-effects wizards. It includes more than 100 black-and-white photographs and illustrations - many never before published."

TECHNOLOGY

$15.00

Brentano, Ron (preface by), BALLOU-WRIGHT AUTOMOBILE SUPPLIES CATALOG, 1906. Oregon Historical Society, 1971. NEW copy. Paperback. Facsimile of original catalog. 62 pages.

$28.00

Coe, Lewis, THE TELEPHONE AND ITS SEVERAL INVENTORS. McFarland & Company, Inc., 1995. NEW copy. Hardcover, issued without dust jacket. Drawings, photographs, glossary, bibliography, index, 230 pages.

$40.00

Collias, Joe G., THE LAST OF STEAM: A BILLOWING PICTORIAL PAGEANT OF THE WANING YEARS OF STEAM RAILROADING IN THE UNITED STATES. Heimburger House, 1988. Reprinted from the 1960 edition., F/NF. One tiny closed tear to top of dust jacket, otherwise as new. Oversized, on glossy paper. Profusely illustrated with large black & white photographs, A detailed history of the steam locomotive from 1950 until its demise. A large, substantial book. Index. 269 pp.

$35.00

INVENTING AMERICA: 26 OF THE BEST ARTICLES FROM AMERICAN HERITAGE OF INVENTION & TECHNOLOGY. General Motors., 1995. NEW copy. Hardcover with dust jacket. 9x11. Glossy paper throughout. Profusely illustrated. Index. 175 pages. Out of Print


$45.00

McCloskey, Donald N. (ed), SECOND THOUGHTS: MYTHS & MORALS OF U.S. ECONOMIC HISTORY. Oxford University Press., 1993. NEW copy. Hardcover with dust jacket. Some minor flaws to jacket, picked up in warehouse, but no tears. Essays on a range of subjects from American economic history, including the Teapot Dome and Fulton's Folly. Chronology, bibliography, notes, index, 208 pages. In print at $55.


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