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The Federalist

By Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay

United States of America: Franklin Library, 1977. 645 pages. The Federalist, by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, constitutes a text central to the American political tradition. Published in newspapers in 1787 and 1788 to explain and promote ratification of the proposed Constitution for the United States, which up to then were bound by the Articles of Confederation, The Federalist remains today of singular importance to students of liberty around the world.. 1st. Leather. Near Fine/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. American History.

$32.26

Atala. By Chateaubriannd

By Harry, James Spence

New York: Cassell Publishing Company, 1884. from Firmin DiDots Edition of the Viscount's works. Introduction by Edward J. Harding. Gold hardcover with the title and Native American scene stamped in gilt on front cover and title in black on spine. 172pp with full page engravings and partial woodcuts embeded in text. Good solid copy. Folio edition. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Not Issued. Illus. by Gustave Dore. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. American History.

$83.13

The Ghost Front: The Ardennes Before the Battle of the Bulge
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The Ghost Front: The Ardennes Before the Battle of the Bulge

By Charles Whiting

Massachusetts: Da Capo Press, 2002. Book and jacket condition both near fine, 219pp including index and sources. While much has been written about the Battle of the BulgeHitler's gigantic counteroffensive in the Ardennes Forestthe question of exactly how Germany was able to secretly mass its strategic reserves opposite the U.S. front remains as shrouded in mystery today as it was at the time.. 1st. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. History.

$8.98

A Dawn Like Thunder The True story of Torpedo Squadron Eight

By Robert J Mrazek

New York, NY: Little Brown & Co, 2008. A Dawn Like Thunder The True Story of Torpedo Squadron Eight. Book condition As Knew, no jacket issued, 512pp including bibliography, appendix, epilogue. Black and white illustrated photographs throughout. . 1st. Softcover. As New/Not Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. American History.

$8.32

William's Nineteen Twenty-Eight; In Celebration of Our Tenth Reunion

By Reunion Committee

New York: William 1928 Reunion Committee, 1938. The 1938 yearbook of Williams College. Grey cloth with title in black. 119pp illustrated with b/w photograaphs of antics of classmates. The yearbook boasts of the successes of the alumni and lists marriages, children, jobs, connections etc . 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Not Issued. Illus. by Dwight C. Shepler. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Year Book.

$9.65

Broken Arrow: a Great Love Story of the Modern American Indian

By Robert Gessner

New York: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc., 1933. a powerhouse novel of a young sioux fighting for manhood in the prison of the white man's world.. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Fair. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. American History.

$12.31

History of Gargoyle 1895-1940

New York: Gargoyla Alumni Association , 1940. The Gargoyle was founded to help bridge the social cleavages at Williams College in the late 19th and early 20th century when the animosities and jealousies between fraternities were very great and the non-fraternity student body contained politically minded students who allied themselves with various fraternities, resulting in much ill feeling across the campus.. 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. American History.

$16.30

History of Gargoyle 1895-1920

New York City: Gargoyla Alumni Association , 1921. The Gargoyle was founded to help bridge the social cleavages at Williams College in the late 19th and early 20th century when the animosities and jealousies between fraternities were very great and the non-fraternity student body contained politically minded students who allied themselves with various fraternities, resulting in much ill feeling across the campus.. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Not Issued. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Year Book.

$13.30

Royal Oppostion, the: The Story of the British Generals in the American Revolution

By Clifford Lindsey Alderman

United States of America: Macmillan Company, 1970. first printing. the story of the british generals in the american revolution. . 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. American History.

$8.32

George Mason of Virginia

By Florette Henri

New York: Crowell-collier Press , 1971. A biography of the influential eighteenth-century Virginia statesman whose Declaration of Rights for that colony served as the basis for the Bill of Rights incorporated into the Constitution.. 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. American History.

$6.65

Richard Henry Lee: Statesman of the Revolution

By Oliver Perry Chitwood

Parsons, WV, U.S.A.: McClain Printing Company, 1967. full length biography of richard henry lee. . 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. American History.

$83.13

Benjamin Rush: Revolutionary Gadfly

By David Freeman Hawke

United States of America: Bobbs Merrill Co., 1971. Rush, the Philadelphia doctor who signed the Declaration of Independence, was an energetic, ambitious man given to devising reforms and, as the author puts it, meddling in politics. He studied medicine in Edinburgh and London, meeting Hume, Goldsmith, Samuel Johnson, et al. and, Hawke thinks, solidifying his republican disposition. Back in Pennsylvania he agitated for independence, made friends with John Adams, urged Paine to write Common Sense, and entered Congress. Apart from the recurrent epidemics of the age, the practice of military medicine and propaganda for resuming debt payments occupied Rush during the war; afterwards he turned to progressive education, speculated in land, fought paper money, equivocally supported the abolition of slavery, declared that tobacco is unhealthful, and boosted the Constitution before it was even written. In 1789, for reasons the author doesn't specify, he was forced out of politics, and the book abruptly ends. This is a shame, because the medical lore is fascinating and Rush's book on mental illness, as well as his new theory of disease, appeared in tire 24 years Hawke skips. What the book makes clear is that after the Declaration Rush was mainly a gadfly to, not for, the revolution, especially in its egalitarian aspect. He made an all-out effort against the Pennsylvania constitution of 1776 as leading to ""mobocracy,"" for example, and during the ratification struggle he declared himself ""happy to find that the convention hath not disgraced this Constitution with a bill of rights."" In his feuds, ambitions, and intrigues Rush turns out to be much more the exemplar of the self-seeking Yankee than a schoolroom Founding Father; the book will be read neither as expose nor as political analysis but, deservedly, for its historical flavor and circumstantial detail.. 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. American History.

$6.65

Henry Knox: General Washington's General

By North Callahan

United States of America: A.S. Barnes, 1958. the biography of general henry knox.. 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. American History.

$9.65

The Santa Fe Trail to California, 1849-1852: The journal and drawings of H.M.T. Powell

By H. M. T Powell

New York: Sol Lewis, 1981. Limited edition to 350 copies of this beautiful leather bound and slip cased volume. Sand colored with 5 compartments. Housed in a Near Fine reddish canvas covered slipcase. A tribute to the scarce original. A facsimile of the 1931 edition printed for The Book Club of California by The Grabhorn Press, (this copy is unnumbered). "Powell's Santa Fe Trail ranks as one of the most important and highly celebrated overland narratives. Fold out maps and plates.. 1st. Hard Cover. As New/Not Issued. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Fine Binding.

$216.13

Wilderness Kingdom: Indian Life in the Rocky Mountains: 1840-1847

By Nicolas Point S.j. Joseph P. Donnelly, S.j.

Canada: Holt Rinehart Winston, 1967. Portrays Indian life in the Rocky Mountains in word and paintings by Father Nicolas Point.. 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Not Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. American History.

$9.98

Patriot Battles: How the War of Independence Was Fought

By Michael Stephenson

New York, NY: Harper Collins Publishing, 2007. Michael Stephenson's Patriot Battles is a comprehensive and richly detailed study of the military aspects of the War of Independence, and a fascinating look at the nuts and bolts of eighteenth-century combat. Covering everything from what motivated those who chose to fight to how they were enlisted, trained, clothed, and fed, it offers a close-up view of the war's greatest battles, with maps provided for each. Along the way many cherished myths are challenged, reputations are reassessed, and long-held assumptions are tested.. 1st. Soft Cover. Very Good/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. American History.

$8.32

Gathered Leaves

By Ross, Doctor George

New York: The Neale Publishing Company, 1910. Verse of the Day by a Virginia Gentleman Dr. Very Rare copy of Gathered Leaves. A Book of Verse made from a Physician's Pad Leaflets. with a Christmas gift inscription compliments of the author, Christmas 1910. Lite green cloth hardcover with an emblem in dark green and the title in white letters. 8vo measuring 5 by 7 inches. 86 pages. No mark, tears, or other defects very slight age tone. This is a very nice copy of a piece of Southern history. RARE!!. Inscribed and Signed By Author. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Civil War.

$133.00

Rutherford B. Hayes: Statesman of Reunion

By H.j. Eckenrode

New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1930. name plate of archibald gerard robertson (related to pat robertson). this book is dedicated to the revival of rutherford b hayes memory.. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. American History.

$8.32

George Rogers Clark: His Life and Public Services

By Temple Bodley

Cambridge, MA: Riverside Press, 1926. Biography of George Rogers Clark (1752-1818), American Revolution soldier and frontiersman.. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. American History.

$18.96

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

By Benjamin Franklin

Cambridge, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 1923. This classic is a must read because Franklin writes as if the reader is right there with him, relating his story, feeling his success and his pains. The writing is an honest self-evaluation of the man who drafted the Declaration of Independence and negotiated the peace treaty with Britain.. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Not Issued. Illus. by Kleber Hall . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. American History.

$16.30

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