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State of Emergency: The Third World Invasion and Conquest of America
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State of Emergency: The Third World Invasion and Conquest of America

By Patrick Buchanan

Thomas Dunne Books, 2006. Soft cover. Very Good. Soft cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. ////// From the book, """"State of Emergency reveals the frightening truth about the effects of uncontrolled immigration and warns of the end of our culture as we know it. With his trademark passion and eloquence, Buchanan details the roots of the crisis and lays out a practical plan for immigration reform and border security. With an estimated ten to fifteen million ""illegals"" already here and untold millions more poised to cross our borders, and with Congress seemingly paralyzed, few books could be as timely--or as important--as State of Emergency. It is essential reading for all Americans.""

$7.00

The Wall: Rome's Greatest Frontier
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The Wall: Rome's Greatest Frontier

By Alistair Moffat

Birlinn, 2017. Soft cover. Very Good. Soft cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Contains a section of beautiful photographs. ////// From the book, ""Hadrian's Wall is the largest, most spectacular historical monument in Britain. Built over a ten-year period by more than 30,000 soldiers and labourers for an extraordinary emperor, it consisted of more than 24 million stones. Many of its forts are as large as the most formidable medieval castles, and the wide ditch dug to the south of the Wall, the Vallum, is larger than an prehistoric earthwork. In this book, based on literary and historical sources, as well as the latest archaeological research, Alistair Moffat considers who built the Wall, how it was built, why it was built and how it affected the native peoples who lived in its mighty shadow. The result is a unique and fascinating insight into one of the wonders of the Ancient World.""

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The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000

By Paul Kennedy

Random House, 1987. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. From the book, ""In what will probably be the most widely discussed part of this book, Professor Kennedy devotes his closing chapters to an analysis of Great Power politics since 1945 through the year 2000. Here, too, his focus is not only on the military abilities and policies of the leading states, but also on those profound shifts in the world's productive balances that--as in the Renaissance--cause certain Great Powers to rise as others fall. Professor Kennedy's discussion of the implications of these changes for the United States, the Soviet Union, the countries of Western Europe, and the emerging Asian powers of China and Japan makes this one of the most important political studies of recent time."" Hard cover in very good condition; grey and black boards with silver lettering along the spine. Internal text block clean and tight. Has a small stain on the bottom text block. Dust jacket in very good condition.

$10.00

Saints and Strangers
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Saints and Strangers

By George F. Willson

NY: Time Incorporated, 1964. Soft cover. Fine. From the book, ""It is about time, I think, that the Pilgrims were allowed to tell their own story--and, so far as it can be readily and readably managed, in their own words. They were always quite able to speak for themselves, and never had any diffidence in doing so. They wrote marvelous letters, as fresh and crisp today as when penned three centuries ago. Though relatively few, their chronicles are remarkably rich in the very stuff of human life. They will stand forever as a bright clear mirror of all the hopes and fears that lie closest to men's hearts."" Soft cover in fine condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted.

$7.00

The American People, Brief Edition: Creating a Nation and a Society, Volume I (to 1877) (5th Edition)
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The American People, Brief Edition: Creating a Nation and a Society, Volume I (to 1877) (5th Edition)

By Nash, Jefrey, Howe, Frederick, Davis and Winkler

NY: Pearson/Longman, 2006. 5th Edition. Soft cover. Very Good. This Brief Fifth Edition is condensed from the very successful comprehensive Sixth Edition of The American People, with its balance of political, social, and economic history. While we have eliminated detail and extra examples, and have compressed the text, we have retained the interpretive connections and the humanness"" of history--the presentation of history as revealed through the lives of ordinary as well as extraordinary Americans and the interplay of social and political factors."" Soft cover in very fine condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Stated Brief Fifth Edition - Volume 1 to 1877. Book has a pictorial cover. Book has pictures and maps throughout.

$7.00

American Historic Inns and Taverns
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American Historic Inns and Taverns

By Irvin Haas

NY: Arco Publishing Company, Inc., 1977. Hardcover. Good/Fair. From the books, ""As America grew so did her inns and taverns. Each was unique and at the same time indigenous to its time and place. There could be no mistaking a staid New England tavern for a Wild West saloon or a pirates' roost in the seaport cities of the Deep South. Within the pages of this lavishly illustrated guide you'll find delightful histories and descriptions of 93 of America's finest and most picturesque inns and taverns. As informative as history as it is invaluable as a travel guide (Mr. Haas has provided directions for reaching each site he describes), America's Historic Inns and Taverns is a celebration of our past and an unusual guide to our present."" Hard cover in good condition. Text block clean and tight. Book has a small stain on the front fly leaf. Dust jacket in fair/poor condition has nicks along edges and a tear on back cover that has been mended. Book has black and white photographs throughout.

$8.00

Marvelous Possessions : The Wonder of the New World
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Marvelous Possessions : The Wonder of the New World

By Stephen Greenblatt

Chicago, Ill: The University of Chicago Press, 1991. Soft cover. Very Good. From the book, ""... a series of brilliant meditations on the ways in which Europeans represented non-European peoples and claimed to take possession of their lands during the Age of Discovery. Stephen Greenblatt shows how the experience of the marvelous, central to both art and philosophy, was manipulated by Columbus and others to the service of colonial appropriation."" Soft cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. Book has a minimal amount of underlining. No other markings noted.

$7.00

The United States and Vietnam 1787-1941
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The United States and Vietnam 1787-1941

By Robert Hopkins Miller

National Defense University Press, 1990. Soft cover. Very Good. 1st Printing From the book, ""The purpose of this narrative has been far more modest: to look backward instead of forward--to trace to their earliest beginnings American perceptions of Vietnam and it people. It has been an endeavor that would perhaps serve little more than a narrow academic interest were it not for the major American military commitment in Vietnam in the 1950's and 1960's. Most of the key events in this story have been referred to in other, broader contexts. What to the writer's knowledge are less well known are the early 19th century American diplomatic field assessments of Vietnam's potential as a trading partner, and the four instances of American good offices concerning Vietnam in the late 19th century. The present work attempts to focus on all of this material systematically and in detail."" Soft cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Contains black and white photographs. Stated First Printing.

$9.00

To America: Personal Reflections of an Historian
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To America: Personal Reflections of an Historian

By Stephen E. Ambrose

Simon & Schuster, 2002. Soft cover. Very Good. From the book, ""Completed shortly before Ambrose's death, 'To America is a very personal look at our nation's history through the eyes of one of the twentieth century's most influential historians."" ""Written with Ambrose's customary vigor, each chapter both stimulates and charms.He brought American history to life with intelligence and care. 'To America' is another memorable addition to his impressive body of work."" Soft cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Pictorial wraps in good condition; shows light wear.

$7.00

The History of American Sailing Ships
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The History of American Sailing Ships

By Howard I. Chapelle

Bonanza Books. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. From the book, ""This volume traces the development of American ships, their design, and construction, and provides portraits of men who made them. An important collection of illustrative material--more than 200 plans, perspectives, and sketches by the author, George C. Wales, and Henry Rusk, as well as paintings and photographs ..."" Hard cover in very good condition with black and navy boards and gold spine lettering. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Dust jacket likewise in very good condition. 0

$16.00

From Elvis to E-Mail - Trends, Events, and Trivia from the Postwar Era to the End of the Century
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From Elvis to E-Mail - Trends, Events, and Trivia from the Postwar Era to the End of the Century

By Paul Dickson

Springfield, MA: Federal Street Press, 1999. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. From the book, ""The defining events of the last half of our century are recorded in this unique timeline. So are the fads, trends and trivia that color our lives. There are special features, too. The Year in Words and Phrases, By the Numbers, Buttons and Bumper Stickers, Fads and Trends, and People Most Likely to Be on the Cover are vivid snapshots of the times. There is something here for Baby Boomers, Generation Xers and anyone else who has lived in the last half of the 20th century. Hard cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Dust jacket in very good condition.

$10.00

Ship of Gold In The Deep Blue Sea
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Ship of Gold In The Deep Blue Sea

By Gary Kinder

NY: Vintage Books, 1998. Soft cover. Very Good. From the book, ""In one of the most exciting adventure stories of our time, Gary Kinder combines maritime disaster with visionary underwater technology. In September 1857, the SS Central America, a side-wheel steamer carrying passengers returning from the gold fields of California, went down during a hurricane off the Carolina coast. It would be the worst peacetime disaster at sea in American history, claiming more than 400 lives and 21 tons of gold. In the l980's a maverick engineer named Tommy Thompson set out to find the wreck of the Central America and salvage its treasure from the ocean floor. The result is a magnificent tale, filled with heroism, entrepreneurialism, and perseverance."" Soft cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. Book has a small crease at top and bottom of back cover and shows light age toning at edges. First Edition per number line.

$7.00

The World Affairs Companion: The Essential One-Volume Guide to Global Issues
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The World Affairs Companion: The Essential One-Volume Guide to Global Issues

By Gerald Segal

NY: A Touchstone Book, 1993. Soft cover. Very Good. From the book, ""This revised and updated edition of The World Affairs Companion is a facts-at-your-fingertips guide to global events. For the newswatcher, armchair strategist, or student of international politics, it is the first place to look for instant insight and perspective with which to make sense of today's world events. Incorporating maps and diagrams, and written in a crisp and lively manner, 'The World Affairs Companion' answers our most pressing political questions with primary background information on the people, places, and issues that are crucial to our understanding of key economic and social trends. Soft cover in very good condition.

$6.00

They Made America: From the Steam Engine to the Search Engine: Two Centuries of Innovators
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They Made America: From the Steam Engine to the Search Engine: Two Centuries of Innovators

By Harold Evans; Gail Buckland; David Lefer

Little, Brown and Company, 2004. Soft cover. Very Good. From the book, ""Not just a fascinating, stylishly written history of innovation in America. It's also a remarkably good history of the United States."" ""The real inventor of the steam engine. The creator of the bra. The man who developed modern banking. the true founder of the personal computer revolution. These and scores of others are the characters who populate Harold Evan's brilliant, rollicking book about the men and women who made America great. Meticulously researched and filled with compelling and surprising stories, 'They Made America' is a supremely readable work of history--a celebration of the entreprenseurial energy that has fueled our nation since its inception."" Soft cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. Book shows some light rubbing at edges. No other markings noted.

$8.00

The American Political Tradition: And the Men Who Made it
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The American Political Tradition: And the Men Who Made it

By Richard Hofstadter

Random, 1973. Soft cover. Good. From the book, ""First published in 1948, 'The American Political Tradition' has become one of the most influential and widely read historical volumes of our time. The author himself called it ""a young man's book,"" but its elegance, passion, and iconoclastic erudition laid the groundwork for a totally new understanding of the American past. By writing a ""kind of intellectual history of the assumptions behind American politics,"" Richard Hofstadter changed the way Americans understand the relationship between power and ideas in their national experience. Like only a handful of American historians before him--Frederick Jackson Turner and Charles A. Beard are examples--Hofstadter was able to articulate, in a single work, a historical vision that inspired and shaped an entire generation."" Soft cover in good condition. Text block clean and tight. Book has very minimal underlining and light age toning at edges.

$6.00

The Post-American World
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The Post-American World

By Fareed Zakaria

W. W. Norton & Company, 2008. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. From the book, ""Zakaria outlines the contemporary diffusion of power throughout the world. The great challenge for Britain was economic decline. The challenge for America is political decline, for as others grow in importance, the central role of the United States has to shrink. Washington needs to begin a serious transformation of its global strategy, moving from being the dominating hegemon to a role that is more like an honest broker. It must seek to share power, create coalitions, building legitimancy, and define the global agenda--all formidable tasks. None of this will be easy for the greatest power the world has ever known--the only power that has really mattered for so long. But as we learn in this deeply relevant and eloquent new book, all that is changing now. The future we face is the post-American world."" Hard cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Dust jacket in very good condition. Stated First Edition.

$10.00

The 100 Most Influential Women of All Time: A Ranking Past and Present
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The 100 Most Influential Women of All Time: A Ranking Past and Present

By Deborah G. Felder

A Citadel Press Book, 1996. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. From the book, ""With the aid of women's studies professors and chairs from leading U.S. colleges and universities, Deborah G. Felder, author of 'The 100 Most Influential Women of All Time,' has ranked social reformers, women's rights activists, scientists, educators, labor leaders, artists, performers, and sports figures--women who have inspired, inflamed, changed attitudes, and changed the world. Many have passed into history as the first, the finest, or the most prominent women in their fields. Others are less known but equally significant achievers who are at last receiving the recognition they deserve."" Hard cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. A small inscription of former owner is on the front fly leaf. No other markings noted. Dust jacket in very good condition.

$8.00

Women and Power in American History: A Reader, Volume II from 1870
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Women and Power in American History: A Reader, Volume II from 1870

By Kathryn Kish Sklar; Thomas Dublin

Prentice Hall, 1991. Soft cover. Very Good. From the book, ""Women and Power in American History"" is the first anthology in the field to offer cohesion (for courses in U.S. Women's History).Each article speaks to the central theme of ""power,"" and the collection as a whole illuminates women's diverse strategies and experiences with power.(The introductions to each volume are at once sophisticated and accessible essays on the need for conceptual frameworks that recognize commonalities and diversity among women in U.S. History."" Soft cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. Book has a small crease on back cover. No other markings noted.

$10.00

Heritage: Civilization and the Jews
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Heritage: Civilization and the Jews

By Abba Solomon Eban

Summit Books, 1984. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. From the book, ""With the characteristic eloquence that has made him an international spokesman for his country and his people, Mr. Eban charts the 5,000 year-old Jewish encounter with civilization, from its birth in the Mesopotamian desert to the rebirth of independence in the modern State of Israel. With paintings, statues, sculpture, drawings, and decorative arts, drawn from the collections of the finest museums in the world, Heritage throws new light on the mystery of how so small a people--there are only 14 million Jews in the world today--could have had such a profound impact on all aspects of civilization--religion, philosophy, law, drama, science, art, political systems, ethics--and yet manage to preserve its own identity in dispersion and exile without a territorial base or political institution, conditions under which no other people has survived."" Hard cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. Book contains beautiful black & white and colored photographs throughout. Dust jacket in good condition, has a hole at the bottom of front and some rubbing at edges. First Edition per number line.

$12.00

These American Lands: Parks, Wilderness, and the Public Lands
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These American Lands: Parks, Wilderness, and the Public Lands

By Dyan Zaslowsky; Wilderness Society

Henry Holt & Co, 1986. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. From the book, ""The preservation of our nation's natural heritage has become a model throughout the world, but the fight to retain public land unspoiled--from the Everglades to Arctic mountain ranges in Alaska, together with habitats for bald eagles and grizzly bears, golden trout, redwoods, and high-grass prairies--is never-ending, as this lively and dramatic history of America reveals."" Hard cover in very good condition with navy & cream boards and navy spine lettering. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Dust jacket in very good condition.

$8.00

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