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Taking the Stand: The Testimony of Lt. Col. Oliver L. North

By North, Oliver L.

NY: NY: Pocket, 1987, 1987. Book. Very Good +. Mass Market Paperback. 1st Paperback Edition. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good +. 1st Paperback Edition. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. 753 pp. Fresh, no markings, no spine creases, front cover curls out a bit, otherwise like new. Introduction by Daniel Schorr sets the scene for North's extensive testimony to Congress about the Iran-Contra weapons deal..

$3.80

America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction
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America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction

By Stewart, Jon, et al

NY: Warner Books, 2004. Book. Very Good +. Glossy Boards. 10th Printing.. 227 pp. numerous color photos, graphics, charts. With foldout chart of "The Shadow Government." School property stamping on front inside cover. No other markings. Lightly read. A satirical look at American government as explained by comedian Jon Stewart of The Daily Show. Size: 4to -- 10,5 in Tall.

$4.75

The Iraq Study Group Report: The Way Forward - A New Approach
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The Iraq Study Group Report: The Way Forward - A New Approach

By Iraq Study Group, Baker, James A., Hamilton Lee H. Et al.

NY: Vintage, 2006. Book. Fine. Trade Paperback. 1st Paperback Edition.. 142 pp. Nearly new, no spine creasing or text markings. Small red line on top edge near spine. An overview of the US attempt to occupy and rebuild Iraq as of 2005. Brief history of the US invasion, along with 79 recommendations to the Bush Administration for future policy. Study group was a bipartisan panel of senior govt officials. Size: 8mo -- 8 in Tall.

$5.70

Jerusalem Countdown: A Warning to the World
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Jerusalem Countdown: A Warning to the World

By Hagee, John

Lake Mary, Florida: Frontline/Strang, 2005. Book. Fair. Trade Paperback. First Paperback Edition.. 255 pp. Water damage but OK as reading copy. Textblock rippled, bottom cover corner curled. Faint water staining in bottom margin of most pages. Binding Ok. Staining on bottom edge. Hagee, conservative evangelical pastor in San Antonio, Texas, applies Biblical prophecy to interpret tensions between Israel and rising Islamic fundamentalism in Iran as of 2005. Still relevant as Mideast nations and the U.S. debate the future of Jerusalem, now completely under Israeli control as the result of the Six-Day War. Size: 8vo -- 9 in Tall.

$1.90

Breach of Faith: The Fall of Richard Nixon

By White, Theodore H.

NY: Atheneum/Readers Digest Press, 1975. Book. Very Good +. Cloth. First Thus.. 373 pp. Slight spine lean, text clean; pencil price on black endpapers. Includex appendix of the Articles of Impeachment filed against Nixon, and his farewell statement after resigning the presidency in August 1974. White explores the Watergate case in detail, and Nixon's inability to admit guilt. Size: 8vo-- 9.5 In Tall.

$3.80

Regulating The Poor: The Functions Of Public Welfare

By Frances Fox Piven; Richard A. Cloward

NY: Vintage (Random House), 1972. Book. Good +. Mass Market Paperback. Reprint.. 389 pp. Textblock rippled with slant lean, but strong. Text clean. No markings. An analysis of the Great Society program and earlier attempts to provide safety nets to support the poor. Size: 12mo -- 7.25 in.

$4.75

Dude, Where's My Country?
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Dude, Where's My Country?

By Moore, Michel

NY: Warner Books, 2003. Book. Very Good. Cloth Tape & Boards. 4th Printing.. 249 pp., includes 27 pp of notes and sources. Lightly used, no markings, binding firm. Moore applies his humor, satire and anger to mock the surveillance state that took root in the USA in the first couple of years after 9-11. A Homeland Security "stamp of approval" at the beginning of the book establishes its tone: "This page your are fingering right now is made of a top-secret linen paper that registers an automatic fingerprint and beams it to our central command in Kissimmee, Florida. Do not attempt to tear this page of out of the book -- IT IS TOO LATE. Do not attempt to run because we';ve got a lock on you right now, you dirty no good evil-doer.FREEZE! DROP THEBOOK! HANDS IN THE AIR!." Size: 8vo -- 9 in Tall.

$3.33

New International no. 7: Opening Guns of World War III: Washington's Assault on Iraq
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New International no. 7: Opening Guns of World War III: Washington's Assault on Iraq

By Barnes, Jack, et. Al.

NY: Pathfinder Press (NY), 1991. Magazine. Near Fine. Trade Papeback. 333 pp. Tight, nearly new collection of articles about the First Gulf War (against Iraq's attempt to occupy Kuwait), written from the perspective of the U.S. Socialist Workers Party. Cover corner creased. The anthology denounces the American campaign as a failure that slaughtered tens of thousands of Iraqi soldiers and created millions of refugees but didn't rein in Saddam Hussein. Other articles criticize the surge in US militarism during the Carter administration, and revisit the forgotten 1945 protest against U.S. occupation of Japan. The magazine was dated and issued in 1991, but may have been reprinted in paperback form in 2003. Size: 8vo -- 8.25 in..

$6.65

Putin-Trump Cover, March 6, 2017 Cover

By New Yorker Magazine

NY: Conde Nast, 2017. Magazine. Very Good. Magazine. 85 pp. Light wear, no markings. Eye-opening cover presenting the New Yorker masthead in Cyrillic letters, and a phlegmatic Putin using an eyeglass to inspect a Trump butterfly in flight. (Illustration "Eustace Vladimiovich Tilley" by Barry Blitt). This spotlights the magazine's 15-page lead story exploring Russia's apparent months of meddling in the 2016 presidential election, mainly to defeat Hillary Clinton and only secondarily to promote Trump by default. The article, titled "Active Measures," goes back in history to the fall of Communism to show how Putin is bent on restoring Russia's clout in world affairs. The authors are Evan Osnos, David Remick and Joshua Yaffa. Other articles include a Zadie Smith short story, "Crazy They Call Me," a look at Herbalife's battle with a hedge fund and a profile of music video director Melina Matsoukas, packager of Beyonce and Rihanna. Size: 4th -- 10.5 In. Tall.

$5.23

When Presidents Lie: A History of Official Deception and Its Consequences

By Alterman, Eric

NY: Viking Press, 2004. Book. Near Fine. Trade Papeback. 1st Paperback Printing.. 447 pp. Close to new, spine uncreased. Includes 91 pp. of reference notes, plus bibliography and index. In this survey, a Brooklyn College professor and media critic examines the modern presidency, from FDR through W. Bush. He doesn't make moral judgments about presidential deception, focusing instead on how the lies tend to backfire. Size: 8vo -- 9 in Tall.

$5.23

Fighting for Dear Life: The Untold Story of Terri Schiavo and What It Means for All of Us
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Fighting for Dear Life: The Untold Story of Terri Schiavo and What It Means for All of Us

By Gibbs, David (with Demoss, Bob)

Minneapolis: Bethany House, 2006. Book. Very Good. Inscribed by Author(s). First Edition.. 288 pp.With 88 pp. glossy b&w photos. Partial stain, similar to coffee ring, on front cover. Otherwise clean. Inscribed on preliminary blank page to Billie Brown "your friend David Gibbs Matt. 25:40, 11/11/08" Dramatic, emotional story from the lawyer who represented the parents of Terri Schiavo, in a Florida right to die case that drew national attention and legislative action in 2005. Ultimately, Michael Schiavo won the right to disconnect a feeding tube that kept his wife alive in a "vegetative state" for 15 years. Lacks dust jacket. Size: 8vo - 9.24 in Tall.

$7.60

The Development of American Political Thought: A Documentary History

By Jacobson, J. Mark

NY: D. Appleton & Co., 1932. Book. Very Good. Cloth. First Edition.. 723 pp. Spine sunned, one-inch rubbed spot along front joint. Several pages in later chapters have light pencil underlining and marginal notes; most of text clean. Previous owner's name in ink on endpaper. Exhaustive analysis of puritanism, federalism, democracy and other currents in American political philosophy. Perhaps the most interesting chapter is the final one, "America Comes of Age," addressing the progressive movement, immigration patterns, Americanization and the labor movement. Size: 8vo -- 9 in Tall.

$8.55

February 1909 Issue

By The Outlook

NY: Outlook Co., 1909. Magazine. Fair +. Magazine -- Stapled Softcover. Vol. 91, No. 4 (Jan. 23, 1909 issue).. Textblock intact and in sturdy condition, but detached from covers. Chipped front cover with orange floral scrollwork, is present; rear cover missing. Featured articles from this vintage newsmagazine include "National Character and the Characters of National Statesmen," a book-review essay from Theodore Roosevelt extolling Washington and Lincoln. Also a feature on the construction of the Ashokan Reservoir for New York City's water supply; and a feature on Detroit as a spendid model city. Approximately two dozen other articles, mostly brief updates on state, national and international developments. Several b&w news photo, and more than 40 ad pages hawking such products as Pear's Soap, Southern Pacific RR trips. and Prudential Life Insurance. The magazine, an early forerunner of Time and Newseek, mirrored the Progressive politics of TR. with a heavy dose of noblesse oblige . It published 1970 through 1935. Size: 4to -- 9.75 in Tall.

$13.30

July 9, 1910 Issue

By The Outlook

NY: Outlook Co., 1910. Magazine. Fair +. Magazine -- Stapled Softcover. Vol 95, No. 10.. Approx 40 news and opinion pages, in small print on coated stock, plus several additional pages of display and classified ads. Various ad illustrations but no news photos. Featured cover story:: Governor Hughes, the Legislature and Primary Reform" by Theodore Roosevelt (the magazine's associate editor at the time.) Approx. two dozen brief additional articles on various political, diplomatic and religious topics. The magazine (an early forerunner of Time and Newsweek) focused mainly on New York City and New York State, but also included various dispatches from overseas, including one on the Turkish Revolution and a piece on Egypt's nationalist movement against British imperialism. Most of the articles are written in a first-person, subjective style, closer to editorial analysis than neutral just-the-facts reporting. Ad pages contain many quaint relics, such as James McCutcheon men's shirts for $1.50 and up, and a Bon Ami cleanser ad showing an Aunt Jemimah character speaking in Negro dialect. Textblock complete but detached from cover. Two-inch tear in cover's spine. Many real estate and education ads. The publication folded in 1935. Its plain text-only cover resembled that of Foreign Affairs. Size: 4to -- 9.75 in Tall.

$9.50

Beijing Spring
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Beijing Spring

By Liu, Melinda

NY: Stewart, Tabori & Chang Inc, 1989. Book. Illus. by Turnley, David & Peter, Photographers. Near Fine. Trade Papeback. First Edition.. 175 pp. of color photos on glossy stock. Nearly new, small red line on upper edge, no other markings, previous owner's address label on inside cover. Liu and Peter Turnley from Newsweek document the unrest among students in China from April through June of 1989. David Turnley of the Detroit Free Press also contributed photos. An 18-pp essay by Liu and introduction by Orville Schell. Size: 4to -- 1 in Tall.

$8.08

The Clinton Wars
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The Clinton Wars

By Blumenthal, Sidney

NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003. Book. Fine. Cloth Strip and Boards. First Edition.. Nearly new copy, firm, clean. 822 pp., with 16pp glossy b&w photos of the Clintons and various VIPs, plus Blumenthal and his wife. A reporter who joined the Clinton administration as an adviser recounts the various political crises that challenged Bill Clinton, including his impeachment. The book concludes with "an eloquent assessment of what the Clinton legacy means for the future of American politics." A timely read as US voters decide whether Clinton team should be returned to the White House. Size: 8vo -- 9.25 in..

$7.60

Fighting for Dear Life: The Untold Story of Terri Schiavo and What It Means for All of Us
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Fighting for Dear Life: The Untold Story of Terri Schiavo and What It Means for All of Us

By Gibbs, David (with Demoss, Bob)

Minneapolis: Bethany House, 2006. Book. Very Good. Inscribed by Author(s). First Edition.. 288 pp.With 88 pp. glossy b&w photos. Partial stain, similar to coffee ring, on front cover. Otherwise clean. Inscribed on preliminary blank page to Billie Brown "your friend David Gibbs Matt. 25:40, 11/11/08" Dramatic, emotional story from the lawyer who represented the parents of Terri Schiavo, in a Florida right to die case that drew national attention and legislative action in 2005. Ultimately, Michael Schiavo won the right to disconnect a feeding tube that kept his wife alive in a "vegetative state" for 15 years. Lacks dust jacket. Size: 8vo - 9.24 in Tall.

$9.50

The Making of the President -- 1968

By White, Theodore H.

NY: Atheneum Publishers, 1969. Book. Very Good. Cloth. Book Club Edition.. 508 pp. With appendices providing a table of the popular vote and a chart of the first-round Republican delegate votes. End paper national maps showing which ways states voted in the 1952, 1960, 1964 and 1968 conventions. Binding firm, no markings, text still bright; some chipping and tears in white dust jacket. White, longtime political reporter, presents his third masterful analysis of an American presidential election, this one marked by month after month of campaign surprises against a background of continued American setbacks and frustrations in the Vietnam War. Chapter titles, in chronological order: Tet -- the shadow on the walls; The Republicans -- return from exile; The Democrats -- the struggle for the inheritance; Lyndon Johnson -- the renunciation; the inevitability of Richard M. Nixon; Robert F. Kennedy, requiescat in pacem; Appetite for apocalypse -- the issue of law-and-order; Mirage at Miami -- Rockefeller versus Nixon; the Chicago convention --furies in the street; September -- new shape in the darkness; October -- all passion spent; the Election -- passage in the night; and Season of Survival -- the America of Richard M. Nixon. As the chapters suggest, the 2016 campaign is haunted by more than a few ghosts of 1968. Size: 8vo -- 8.25 in.

$6.65

Hillary Clinton Cover -- June 20, 2016

By New Yorker Magazine

NY: Conde Nast, 2016. Magazine. Very Good. 85 pp. "Ready for a Fight" cover illustration by Barry Blitt shows Hillary Clinton as a smiling but bruised boxer, waiting for the next round. She is featured in the Talk of the Town's essay on the significance of a woman president for America. Important item for collections of Clintonia. Other articles include "The Case for Free Money;" "Occupied Territory" re divisions within the Republican party as it confronts Donald Trump; profile of reality TV producer Sarah Shapiro; profile of jailhouse lawer Derrick Hamilton; an overview of microbiology; and a Karen Russell short story, :The Bog Girl." Size: 4to -- 10.75 in Tall.

$4.75

Secret Societies.and How They Affect Our Lives Today
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Secret Societies.and How They Affect Our Lives Today

By Browne, Sylvia

Carlsbad, Calif.: Hay House, 2007. Book. Near Fine. Boards. 1st Edition Stated.. 225 pp. Close to new, tight. Clean text. Browne is a self-styled psychic and spiritual leader of the Society of Novus Spiritus. She reviews a number of exclusive and/or underground organizations in various facets of American and European culture. Some are ancient, others contemporary. Her topics include Freemasonry, Rosicrucians, Trilateral Commission, the Illuminati, Opus Dei, Knights Templar, and Gnostics. She says her research was assisted by a spirit guide, Francine. Size: 8vo -- 8.75 in Tall.

$3.80

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