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Eminent Lives: The Presidents Collection CD Set: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Ulysses S. Grant (Unabridged).
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Eminent Lives: The Presidents Collection CD Set: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Ulysses S. Grant (Unabridged).

By Atlas, James; Read by Sam Tsoutsouvas.

HarperAudio, 2006. Audio CD NEW NEW, still in shrink-wrap box -- 13 Hours (unabridged) on 11 CD's. "George Washington: The Founding Father" written by historian Paul Johnson. "Thomas Jefferson: Author of America" written by Christopher Hitchens. "Ulysses S. Grant: the Unlikely Hero" written by Michael Korda.

$24.50

ego trip's Big Book of Racism!
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ego trip's Big Book of Racism!

By Jenkins, Sacha; Elliott Wilson, Chairman Jefferson Mao, Gabriel Alvarez, Brent Rollins.

New York: ReganBooks/HarperCollins, 2002. First Edition, Third Printing Glossy Pictorial Wraps AS NEW in WRAPS 4to (8 x 10), 292 pp. Paperbound book is FINE -- Unmarked (except for remainder mark on bottom page block), Unread, and otherwise AS NEW in AS NEW glossy pictorial wraps. Discounted because of remainder mark. (h) In the world of "Got to laugh to keep from crying," the editors both document and laugh at all the forms of racism imaginable from Italian stereotypes in The Godfather to Mickey Rooney doing a bizarre buck-toothed moronic Japanese man in Breakfast at Tiffany's. Has a geographical guide to USA locations of racist landmark moments from Denny's to Muslim roundups in Oklahoma City the day after the bombing of the Murtagh Federal Building. Racist remarks from rock and roll heroes, and more. Every ethnic or religious or national group you can think of is represented here as targets of racism (and also purveyors of the same). Brilliant, hilarious, outrageous, tragic, funny. We all need this book. B9

$22.50

ego trip's Big Book of Racism!
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ego trip's Big Book of Racism!

By Jenkins, Sacha; Elliott Wilson, Chairman Jefferson Mao, Gabriel Alvarez, Brent Rollins.

New York: ReganBooks/HarperCollins, 2002. First Edition, First Printing Glossy Pictorial Wraps AS NEW in WRAPS 4to (8 x 10), 292 pp. Paperbound book is FINE -- Unmarked, Unread, and AS NEW in AS NEW glossy pictorial wraps. (h) In the world of "Got to laugh to keep from crying," the editors both document and laugh at all the forms of racism imaginable from Italian stereotypes in The Godfather to Mickey Rooney doing a bizarre buck-toothed moronic Japanese man in Breakfast at Tiffany's. Has a geographical guide to USA locations of racist landmark moments from Denny's to Muslim roundups in Oklahoma City the day after the bombing of the Murtagh Federal Building. Racist remarks from rock and roll heroes, and more. Every ethnic or religious or national group you can think of is represented here as targets of racism (and also purveyors of the same). Brilliant, hilarious, outrageous, tragic, funny. We all need this book. B9

$24.50

A Thrilling and Truthful History of The Pony Express or Blazing the Westward Way and other sketches and Incidents of Those Stirring Times.

By Visscher, William Lightfoot.

Olympic Valley, CA: Outbooks, 1977. First Edition Thus Glossy Pictorial Wraps AS NEW in WRAPS 8vo (6 x 9), 54 pp including maps, B&W illustrations. This paperbound book is FINE, AS NEW with a slight bend on the upper left corner of the back cover of the green glossy wraps, otherwise also AS NEW.(h) Excerpted from the original 1908 book, with illustrations from that book and other sources, and a newly drawn map in the center showing the route with each station marked.

$14.50

Enemy Among Us: A Story of Witch-Hunting in the McCarthy Era.
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Enemy Among Us: A Story of Witch-Hunting in the McCarthy Era.

By Rowe, Frank; Foreward by Carey McWilliams.

Sacramento, CA: Cougar Books, 1980. First Edition Pictorial Wraps AS NEW in WRAPS 8vo (5-1/2 x 8-1/2), 157 pp. Paperbound book is UNREAD and AS NEW except for a bit of scuffmarks of top of front cover and some discoloration along spine that is so minor I'm not actually certain there's any discoloration at all. That places the books somewhere between AS NEW and NEAR FINE, so I'm calling it AS NEW with those noted exceptions Frank Rowe was teaching art at San Francisco State when he was fired in 1950 for refusing to sign a loyalty oath that he believed was unconstitutional. It took nearly 30 years for him to be reinstated and compensated for the inustice. This is the story of a man who refused to betray his principles for convenience. h

$27.50

Wobblies, Pile Butts, and Other Heroes: LABORLORE EXPLORATIONS (SIGNED).
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Wobblies, Pile Butts, and Other Heroes: LABORLORE EXPLORATIONS (SIGNED).

By Green, Archie.

Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1993. First Edition Glossy Pictorial Wraps NEAR FINE in FINE DJ 8vo (6-1/4 x 8-1/4), 523 pp including extensive Index, 44 pages of references, and list of Illustrations. BInding is dark blue cloth in FINE glossy pictorial DJ with woodcut of waterfront worker sitting on a pier. Book is inscribed and signed by the author, and is FINE except for a pale pink stain on the page-edge bottoms. Archie Green was (and is) a folklorist who spent more than 70 years searching out and recording work songs and writing about labor. At this writing, at age 90, he is teaching at the University of California in Berkeley. This book is one of the excellent Folklore and Society series published by the University of Illinois Press.

$74.50

The Plainsmen of Yellowstone: A History of the Yellowstone Basin.

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1961. First Edition Cloth Very Good in Very Good DJ 8vo (6-1/2 x 9-1/2). 480 pp including Reading List and Index. Front and Back Endpapers and Inside Covers have maps of Yellowstone Basin (1877 - 1890) showing Roads, Stage Lines and Cattle Trails, and the Crow and Cheyenne Reservations (1868 - 1910). Book is VG in VG DJ with minor chipping, now protected in plastic cover. Book shows some age (very slight yellowing), page-turning is loose, but all pages tightly bound and unmarked. (h)

$24.50

Through the Country of the Comanche Indians In the Fall of the Year 1845: The Journal of a U.S. Army Expedition Led by Lieutenant James W.Abert of the Topographical Engineers.

By Abert, Lieutenant James W.; John Galvin, Editor.

San Francisco: John Howell Books, 1970. First Printing - Limited Edition Cloth AS NEW in VG DJ Folio (10-1/2 x 14), 78 pp w/ Index, Glossary, and References; 2 B&W foldout maps (Mexico & California with Abert's Routes superimposed in red; New Mexico and the Southern Rocky Mountains showing the Route pursued by the Exploring Expedition.) 26 watercolors of Comanche groups and individuals painted by Lt. Abert during the expedition. The paintings have a primitive charm, and are almost childlike. The book itself is apparently AS NEW, without a mark, all pages tight and clear. The cover is cream-colored cloth with gold type. The DJ is cream-colored with black and red type, and has some slight chipping along the bottom edge as well as some individual marks. With those exceptions noted, the DJ would be VG. It is now protected in mylar to prevent any further damage. Written 160+ years ago, published 35+ years ago in a limited edition of 5000, beautifully printed on fine deckle-edge paper. An unique record of little-known Americana and would be prized anyone with an interest in the history of the Southwest flora and fauna, and the early friendly interactions between the Euro-settlers and the Comanche.

$64.50

Mutiny on the Globe:

By Heffernan, Thomas Farel.

London: Bloomsbury Books, 2002. First Edition Cloth As New in As New DJ in mylar protective cover. 8vo (6 x 9.5), 280 pp including Appendices: The Crew of the Globe; Transcript of George Comstock's Narrative; Lay and Hussey's Marshallese Vocabulary; The Comstock Family (American Genealogy); "The Young Mutineer," poem by Henry Glover (1824); and Bibliography and Notes. The book includes maps and illustrations. Book is maroon cloth with gold type on the spine in a pictorial dustjacket showing two whaling ships. Both are AS NEW, in mylar cover. Ships from California, USA. In 1824, 2 years out of Nantucket, 21-year-old Samuel Comstock led a mutiny on the whaling ship, "The Globe." The captain and officers were attacked and killed, and Comstock's dream of his own tropical kingdom lasted less than a week before the islanders of the Mili Atoll in the Marshall Islands killed and enslaved them. Some of the mutineers slipped aboard the ship and escaped, including Comstock's younger brother, George, who wrote his own account, included in this book. An amazing and ghastly story.

$27.50