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The White House Transcripts

By New York Times Editors

NY: Bantam, 1974. Book. Good. Soft cover. 12mo -- 7 in. Tall. Moderate wear of mass market paperback; chipping on rear cover. Half-inch tear on front cover, corner creases on cover, water staining on cover. Binding firm, spine uncreased. Text toned, clean. Subtitle: The full text of the Submission of Recorded Presidential Conversations to the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives by President Richard Nixon. The mammoth 877-page text contains all 49 secretly recorded tapes that Nixon's staff edited and then surrendered to House Judiciary as of April 1974 as part of the Watergate investigation. Introduction by R.W. Apple. Includes a detailed chronology and a Who's Who of people mentioned in the tapes. NOTE: This text was the preliminary release by Nixon, not the entire uncensored set of tapes..

$4.75

Thanks for the Memories, Mr. President: Wit and Wisdom from the Front Row at the White House
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Thanks for the Memories, Mr. President: Wit and Wisdom from the Front Row at the White House

By Thomas, Helen

Old Tappan, New Jersey, U.S.A.: Lisa Drew/Scribner, 2003. Book. Very Good. Trade Paperback. 1st Paperback Edition.. 237 pp. Close to new, no markings, no spine creases, a few corner creases. Helen Thomas gives us the lighter moments of her press-conference jousting with presidents from JFK to GWB. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall.

$3.80

Lincoln and His Boys
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Lincoln and His Boys

By wells, Rosemary

Somerville Mass.: CANDLEWICK PRESS, 2009. Book. Illus. by Lynch, P.J. Near Fine. Boards. 1st Edition. 8vo - 8 in tall. . Gift inscription in ink on endpaper, crease on corner of p. 85. Else nearly new. Several color illustrations of Lincoln and his 2 sons. Written at a Grade 3 or 4 reading level. Poignant tale of Lincoln's devotion to his two sons and everyday family life in the White House. The narrative ends at the Second Inauguaral. Jacket illustration shows Lincoln holding one son and the other at his shoulder..

$4.75

Young John Kennedy

By Schoor, Gene

NY: Macfadden-Bartell, 1963. Book. Good. Mass Market Paperback. First Paperback Edition.. 8vo - 7 in.. 192 pp. Worn, corners bumped and wrinkled, spine rubbed, text toned but clean. 8 pp. glossy b&w photos. A tribute to JFK's perseverance against poor health and other obstacles in his youth, and his rivalry with older brother Joe. Concentrates mainly on his prep school and college years and first years in politics. With reminiscences by Lemoyne Billings and other longtime friends of JFK. Mass market paperback -- Size: 12mo -- 7 in.

$3.80

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

Jan. 3, 1949 Issue -- FDR Myths

By New Republic

NY: Editorial Publications, 1949. Magazine. Good. Stapled Softcover. 30 pp. Cover pages detached from rest of magazine. Text moderately toned. ThumbedLead cover article by William Harland Hale examines myths emerging about Franklin Roosevelt. A Joseph Lash article looks at a controversy about Soviet Communists questioning scientific theories of heredity. Another article is entitled "Imperialist Folly in Indonesia." Also a piece about Washington's chief lobbies. Size: 4to -- 11 in Tall.

$8.55

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

Lot of 5 Trump Covers, 2016 Issues

By New Yorker Magazine

NY: Conde Nast, 2016. Magazine. Illus. by Barry Blitt, Bob Staake. Very Good. Magazine. Lot of 5 New Yorker issues, all lightly used, with covers chronicling the rise and ultimate victory of presidential candidate Donald Trump. Four are illustrations of Barry Blitt -- Feb. 1 "Bad Reception." showing past presidents Washington, Lincoln, FDR, JFK and TR aghast as they watch a telecast of Trump; May 23, "Grand Illusion" showing magician Trump sawing the GOP elephant in half; Aug. 22, "Donald's Rainy Days" with storm clouds flattening Trump's hair; and Oct. 31, "Significant Others", showing 2 swearing in possibilities -- Hillary taking the oath as Bill Clinton holds the Bible, and Trump with Vladimir Putin holding the Bible. A Bob Staake illustration for the Nov. 21 post election issue doesn't show Trump at all, but merely a stark red brick wall blocking almost all the sky. Titled simply "The Wall." Magazines still have easily peelable subscriber labels. Nice item for collectors of Trumpana. Size: 4to -- 10.75 in.

$11.40

Nov. 28, 2016 Issue -- Obama Cover

By New Yorker Magazine

NY: Conde Nast, 2016. Magazine. Very Good. Magazine. 96 pp. Moderate diagonal wrinkling of cover, lightly thumbed. Cover by illustrator Barry Blitt shows a pensive (or bored?) Obama at a school desk carving marks to show him finishing up his eighth year in office. Articles include "It Happened Here" by David Remnick -- Obama confronts the election's outcome; "Worst Case Scenario" by Giles Harvey -- prophetic satire of "Black Mirror;" "Factory of Fakes" by Daniel Zalewski -- backup copies of the world's greatest art. Plus short story "The Hanging of the Schoolmarm" buy Robert Coover. Reviews of 2 films, "Manchester by the Sea" and "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them." and the Francis Picabia retrospective at MOMA. Size: 4to - 10.5 In Tall.

$3.33

Obama Cover -- February 2009 Issue

By The Advocate

Los Angeles: Regent Media, 2009. Ephemera. Very Good +. Magazine. 96 pp. Close to new.Color cover shows Obama face partially obscured by superimposed white text listing numeroous gay policy issues confronting his new administration, under the headling of "What will he do for you first?" Cover story by James Kirchick. A must for Obama collectors. Other features: Michelangelo Signorile critiques Rachel Maddow; piece on emergency anti-HIV drugs possibly displacing condoms; feature on actor Chris Evans; color photo spread on gay demonstrations; Journalist Benoit Denizet-Lewis discusses his own sex addiction; short pieces on Mike Albo, publisher Don Weise; Providence Mayor David Cicilline; artist Shepard Fairey, singer Sam Sparro. This issue launched Advocate's conversion to a monthly. Size: 4to -- 10.75 in.

$5.23

Summer 2014 Issue -- LBJ Gulf of Tonkin Speech

By Newhouse Network

Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University, 2014. Magazine. Very Good. Magazine. Vol. 26, No. 1.. 28 pp. Gently read, nearly new. An issue of the quarterly alumni magazine of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. This issue celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Newhouse School on the SU campus. The cover shows a historical photo of President Lyndon B. Johnson in an academic gown cutting a ribbon, dedicating the first building of Newhouse, now occupying three buildings. LBJ is shown with Lady Bird, NY Governor Nelson Rockefeller, wife Happy Rockefeller and SU Chancellor William P. Tolley. The dedication ceremony is remembered today for LBJ's Gulf of Tonkin speech, which asserted North Vietnam had attacked US Navy ships, including the destroyer USS Maddox. The magazine article noted LBJ received a standing ovation. It omitted any mention that years later, most historians regarded the speech as an exaggeration or fabrication of what actually occurred. The article also recounts the $15 million gift that publisher S.I. Newhouse provided to expand SU's journalism program. Size: 8vo -- 9 in By 9 in Square Format.

$6.65

Catastrophe: Clinton's Role in America's Worst Disaster
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Catastrophe: Clinton's Role in America's Worst Disaster

By Ruddy, Christopher; Limbacher Jr., Carl

West Palm Beach, FL.: NewsMaxMedia, 2002. Book. Near Fine. Trade Papeback. 1st Paperback Edition.. 351 pp. Nearly near, no markings, spine uncreased. A collection of news articles penned by various rightwing journalists, questioning the Clinton administration's failure to act on alleged advance warnings of the 9-11 terrorist bombing plot. The articles appeared in the first year following the Sept. 2001 aerial attacks by hijacked airliners on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Size: 8vo -- 9 in Tall.

$6.65

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

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

Bill and Hillary: The Marriage
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Bill and Hillary: The Marriage

By Andersen, Christopher

NY: William Morrow, 1999. Book. Fine. Cloth & Boards. First Edition Stated.. 340 pp, including 30 pp. b&w glossy photos. Bibliography, index. Almost new, slight edgewear on jacket at spine. Text clean. Binding firm. An exhaustive look at the relationship between the Clintons, and why it has lasted. Are US presidents immune to divorce? Size: 8vo -- 9 in Tall.

$5.23

Pride 12 -- Obama Cover

By InterPride Inc.

Cherry Hill, N.J.: Full Media, 2012. Magazine. Very Good. Magazine. Summer 2012.. 96 pp. Light wear, a few page corners curled. Cover has white background with a Steve Wilson illustration of Obama's head in swirling rainbow Pop Art style. Includes a half-page quote from Obama on his support of gay rights, plus similar statements from other straigh allies such as Hillary Clinton, Lisa Lampinelli, George Clooney, Cyndia Lauper, Ben Cohen et al. Also a vivid reminiscence by Tony Adams about his years as a closeted Catholic priest, including work at the Vatican. Feature on out athletes, past and present. List of gay-affirming wedding resorts. Schedule of Pride Festivals in 2012. The magazine is produced by InterPride, a marketing alliance of the larger local Pride promoters. Scarce issue and of special interest to collectors of Obama memorabilia. Size: 4to --10.5 In Tall.

$5.70

Thoburn for Congress Cook Book

By Thoburn, Dolly

Springfield Virginia: Self-published, 1976. Book. Very Good. Stapled Softcover. First Edition.. 18 pp. Lightly used, clean. Cover has red background, white silhouette of liberty bell.Rear cover lists bullet points for Thoburn's ultra-conservative platform in his unsuccessful race for Congress in 1976. Recipes, compiled by Thoburn's daughter in law, include various down-home specialties, such as Old Virginia spoon bread, sweet potato pecan balls, diplomatic pudding, hot fudge pudding cake, cream crecy and tomato-potato soup. Thoburn, a Presbyterian minister and operator of Fairfax Christian School, died in 2013. Size: 8vo -- 8.25 in..

$5.70

The Buying of the President 2004,
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The Buying of the President 2004,

By Lewis, Charles

NY: Perennial (HarperCollins), 2004. Book. Very Good. Trade Papeback. 6th Printing.. 507 pp. Lightly read, slightly thumbed, text clean. creases on p. 421. Insightful, highly readable research report on campaign finance in the 2004 presidential election. Lewis and his team from the Center for Public Integrity. George W. Bush and each of his 10 Democrat challengers are examined, with a table of "top career patrons" prepared for each. In a concluding chapter, Lewis laments that campaigns are getting more expensive. Size: 8vo -- 7 in Tall.

$3.33

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