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Bold Relief : Institutional Politics and the Origins of Modern American Social Policy

By Amenta, Edwin

Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1998. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Octavo. Light wear to edges of boards. Dj has light wear along edges and minor scuffing to covers. 343 pages with illustrations, endnotes, tables, list of programs and organizations, and index. A study of the innovative nature of the New Deal.


Public Papers and Letters of Oliver Max Gardner, Governor of North Carolina, 1929 - 1933

By Gardner, Oliver Max. Compiled by Edwin Gill. Edited by David Leroy Corbitt

Raleigh, NC: Council of State, State of North Carolina, 1937. First edition. Hardcover in red cloth binding. Good without dust jacket. Octavo. Light wear and rubbing to edges of boards with bumping to head and heel of spine and on corners of covers with slight dent on upper edge of front cover. Some scuffing to covers with faint marks on front cover. Crack in binding between frontispiece and title page. 788 pages with list of appointments and index. The papers of noted Democratic governor of North Carolina during the opening years of the Great Depression.


FDR and the Spanish Civil War: Neutrality and Commitment in the Struggle That Divided America.

By Tierney, Dominic.

Durham: Duke University Press, 2007. First edition. Cloth. Very Good. Very good octavo hardcover in red/maroon cloth binding without dust jacket. Light wear to edges of boards with bumping to head (heavy) and heel of spine and light bumping to corners of panels. Slight scuffing to covers. Isbn/bar code sticker on back cover. 223 pages with maps, endnotes, bibliography, and index. A study of American diplomacy and the Spanish Civil War.


Democracy and Finance : the Addresses and Public Statements of Willaim O. Douglas as Member and Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

By Douglas, William O. edited with introduction and notes by James Allen

New Haven : Yale, 1940.. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. Very good octavo in light brown cloth. Boards slightly scuffed. Head and heel of spine bumped. Top edges of pages slightly soiled. 301 pages with index. Sections include Demcoracy and Finance, Stock Exchanges, Public Utilities, Reform of Corporate Organizations, Administrative Government, and Education in Government and Law. A solid collection of shorter (1-12 pages), more philosophical pieces by Douglas, who was also appointed to the Supreme Court by FDR in 1939. He was the longest serving Justice, over 36 years, and a fierce defender of individual rights. A very uncommon book.