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The Magnolia Jungle [Signed] The Life, Times and Education of a Southern Editor

By East, P. D.

New York: Simon & Schuster. Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket. 1960. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Two toned cloth, black on the bottom half, tan the top. Corners bent, slight edge wear and rubbing, a little foxing. Jacket in new Brodart, sunned, minor edge wear with a few small closed tears. A nice copy. ; Inscribed by author on front free end paper. ; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall; 243 pages; "P. D. East has been the editor, since 1953, of The Petal Paper, published across the river from Hattiesburg, which is in the south-central part of Mississippi. One of his editorial rules: love your enemies because it makes them so damned mad. Another: serve God by laughing at the devil. The result: a drop in his home-town popularity to practically zero and a steady increase in his fame and his fans across the nation. "Here in his first book is the candid story of how he got that way. It starts with the growing up of a miserably poor boy in the cut-over pine woods of central Mississippi, fighting and worrying over his schools, money, Negroes and white boys, God, and himself. It tells next about the army and his first real jobs, trying to come to terms with what he calls the magnolia jungle of the South. Then it describes, with honesty and conviction, how the 1954 Supreme Court decision against segregation in the schools forced him into a long running fight for decency and humanity. " ; Signed by Author .

$85.00

Scapegoat [Signed] Prejudice / Politics / Prison

By Payton, Boyd E.

Philadelphia: Whitmore Publishing Company. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1970. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 0874260221 . Black cloth with gold lettering. Corners bumped, slight edge wear and rubbing, a little speckling on leading edge. Jacket in new Brodart, Sunning to spine, along top edge, and down leading edge. Minor edge wear and chipping, primarily at top and base of spine and along leading edge. A nice copy. ; Inscribed by author on front free end paper. ; 7 ¾" X 9 ¾"; 334 pages; " Henderson, North Carolina was in 1959 the scene of one of the country's ugliest and most protracted labor strikes, brought about by the attempt of the Harriett-Henderson Cotton Mills to break the back of the Textile Workers Union in that area. Many injustices were done to union members and officials, but the most outrageous was the trumped-up charge of conspiracy to dynamite a textile mill that put Boyd Payton, an International Vice President of the union, behind bars. "Scapegoat tells the complete story of the strike, of Boyd Payton's imprisonment, and of his ultimate full pardon. Before the pardon came, Payton spent an agonizing nine months in jail, witnessing numerous acts of sadism and cruelty that most people would attribute to the Dark Ages. " Most men in Payton's position would have been filled with anger and despair, justifiably so. But he turned not inward, but toward his fellow prisoners. He taught them, advised them, became respected among them. And he observed. "Scapegoat is not a bitter book; it is not a biased book. It is an honest, penetrating look at modern American justice that should be read by everyone with the slightest interest in the union movement and/or the promotion of law and order in this country. " ; Signed by Author .

$30.00

The Labor Movement in the United States 1860 - 1890 A Study in Democracy

By Ware, Norman J.

New York: Vintage Books. Very Good. 1964. Caravelle Edition. Mass Market paperback. Corners bumped, light edge wear and rubbing. An attractive copy. ; xviii + 409 pp. Bibliography, index. ; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 409 pages; "This classic in the field of American labor history traces the rise to power, the heyday, and the decline of the Knights of Labor and the emergence of the American Federation. Professor Ware's impartial account vividly and concretely describes and analyzes the struggles of the Knights of Labor in a period in which craft distinctions were disappearing while the owners of capital were consolidating their power to a point where they could be challenged only by a unified labor movement. The 'principle of solidarity' is singled out as the key to understanding what the Order tried to teach the American wage earner, though factional internal fights and jealousies accounted in part for the failure of the movement. And yet '... As propagandists, organizers, and experiments ... [the Knights of Labor] had remarkable, if emphemeral success. " .

$7.95

The Influence of Federal Grants Public Assistance in Massachusetts
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The Influence of Federal Grants Public Assistance in Massachusetts

By Derthick, Martha

Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University. Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket. 1970. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 0674454251 . Gray cloth with black lettering. Spine cocked, corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing, owner's name on front end paper. Neat underlining on a few pages, but text is not obscured. Jacket is price clipped, spine and top edge sunned, a little edge wear. ; x + 285 pp, index, notes. ; 7 ¾" X 9 ¾"; 285 pages; "While debate goes on over how governmental functions in the federal system ought to be divided, legislatures and bureaucracies do their daily work and thereby decide, often without anyone's realizing it, how such functions will be divided in fact. This book examines the processes by which this is done: It shows the American federal system at work. "Much of this country's public business is carried out through federal grants to state and local governments, a practice that grows with use and still remains controversial. Because they are accompanied by federal conditions and administrative supervision, grants raise the issue of federal influence in state and local affairs. Critics charge that they result in 'federal control' and hence undermine the role of state and local governments; defenders deny this, and argue instead that federal help saves state and local governments from their own incapacity. Miss Derthick's purpose is to find out what the facts of the matter are. " .

$25.00

Wheels West [Signed] The Story of the Donner Party
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Wheels West [Signed] The Story of the Donner Party

By Croy, Homer

New York: Hastings House. Very Good in Good+ dust jacket. 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. Gray over dusky rose cloth, black lettering. Spine slightly cocked, corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing, some sunning along top and bottom edges. Jacket in new Brodart, spine sunned, some chipping along top and bottom edges and along flap creases. Overall, an attractive copy. ; This is a presentation copy inscribed by the author to Douglas F. Storer on the front end paper. There are a number of personal touches by Mr. Croy, including several tipped in photos and newspaper articles, humorous handwritten notes to and about Douglas Storer. There is a typed note to Storer on the letterhead of the Semiramis Hotel, Cairo, and a blurb from the publisher including purchasing options. It seems likely that this Douglas Storer is the one who produced Ripley's Believe It or Not from 1933 to about 1960, and subsequently founded the Amazing but True franchise of books, radio shows, etc. ; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall; 242 pages; " If ever a tale of the pioneer west was unfolded 'whose lightest word could make each particular hair to stand on end,' this account of the ill-fated Donner Party is it. Eighty-seven people set out for the promised land of California - only forty-four survived to reach their goal, after a year of incredible hardship and suffering. Homer Croy tells the true story of this tragic Odyssey in an exciting and suspenseful narrative that holds the reader spellbound from start to finish. "In a way, this recounts the consequences of a fateful decision. After a grueling trek across the Great Plains, the Donner Party arrived at Fort Laramie in the fall of 1846. Because of the lateness of the season they took a 500-mile cut-off. This proved their undoing, for they reached the 7,000-foot pass in the Sierras, which today bears their name, in furious snow-storms which trapped them there for months - till they were reduced to chewing boiled ox hides and, finally, to cannibalism. Almost incredible acts of heroism as well as dark deeds of violence all come vividly to life in these pages. " ; Signed by Author .

$95.00

Carteret County, N. C. Folklore, Facts and Fiction
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Carteret County, N. C. Folklore, Facts and Fiction

By Paul, Mary; Paul, Grayden

Beaufort, NC: Beaufort Historical Association. Very Good. 1975. First Edition. Softcover. Stapled blue wraps, sunned and a bit soiled. Signed by both authors on title page. ; 4 pages of b/w photographs, partial bibliography after chapter 9, lyrics to several old folk songs. ; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall; 83 pages; From the Foreword: "The purpose of this book is not to recall facts or dates of history (though some names and dates are correct) ; rather it is to preserve for future generations, certain folklore tales and songs which were handed down to me by my parents and grandparents. These stories are actual happenings in the lives of the sea-faring, God fearing people who lived and loved and died on the sandy, windswept shores of Carteret County, for two hundred and fifty years or more. " This is a reproduction of a sketch which my wife and I have performed many times for Civic events in Carteret County. I sang the songs while my wife played my accompaniment on the piano. "So far as I know, the tunes of these songs were never written out in notes, but handed down from generation to generation. " .

$15.00

The Fourth Division Its Services and Achievements in the World War
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The Fourth Division Its Services and Achievements in the World War

By Bach, Christian A. ; Hall, Henry Noble

Garden City, NY: Country Life Press. Good+ with no dust jacket. 1920. Hardcover. Dark green cloth, gold lettering. Spine a bit cocked, sunned, corners bent, some edge wear and rubbing. Boards starting to detach with webbing visible at front and back. Owner's name and company (L) on front free end paper, some highlighting for the battles owner took part in. ; Xvi + 368 pp. Numerous b/w photos, five paintings by Captain Leon Dabo. Bibliography, references, index, appendices. The five maps listed are not present, however there is what appears to be a map of the Sergy battlefield (marked Secret). ; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall; 368 pages; "This book is not a tactical study of the operations of a combat division; nor is it merely a colorful account of a series of actions, such as might be written by a non-military observer. A sincere effort has been made to produce, in readable form, a bird's-eye view of the whole war, an intimate history of the operations of the Division and a correct record of facts that embrace sufficient data to make the book of some military value. " The manuscript has been revised by the commanders of regiments and of independent battalions of the Division. As published it bears the stamp of their official approval. " .

$28.50

Names on the Land A Historical Account of Place-Naming in the United States
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Names on the Land A Historical Account of Place-Naming in the United States

By Stewart, George R.

New York: Random House. Very Good in Good+ dust jacket. 1945. First Edition. Hardcover. Gray cloth, ix + 418 pp. Spine slightly cocked, corners bumped, slight edge wear, owner's nameplace inside front end paper. Jacket in new Brodart, sunned, some edge wear and chipping especially at top and base of spine. An attractive copy. ; End papers showing map of the United States, index. ; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall; 418 pages; "The author of Storm contributes another book unique in the field of Americana. With a wealth of historical and anecdotal detail, he traces the origins and evolution of the principal place-names in the United States, and every American should find fascination in the discovery of the strange circumstances by which names long familiar came into being. As a trasury of national lore and as a source book of historical information, this volume provides an entirely new adventure in the rediscovery of our past. " .

$35.00

American Historical Documents 1000 - 1904 (The Harvard Classics Volume #43)
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American Historical Documents 1000 - 1904 (The Harvard Classics Volume #43)

By Eliot, Charles W., LLD, Editor

New York: P. F. Collier & Son. Good+ with no dust jacket. 1956. Reprint Edition; Fiftieth Printing. Hardcover. Brown cloth with gold lettering. Corners a bit chipped, minor chipping and edge wear. ; Frontispiece. Selected documents regarding great events in the history of the United States through 1904. "The most comprehensive and well-researched anthology of all time comprises both the 50-volume "5-foot shelf of books" and the 20-volume Shelf of Fiction. Together they cover every major literary figure, philosopher, religion, folklore and historical subject through the twentieth century." William Allan Nielson states: " The Five-Foot Shelf, with its introductions, notes, guides to reading, and exhaustive indexes, may claim to constitute a reading course unparalleled in comprehensiveness and authority." ; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall; 462 pages .

$10.00

Editor in Politics
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Editor in Politics

By Daniels, Josephus

Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina. Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket. 1941. First Edition. Hardcover. Dark blue cloth with gold lettering. Corners a bit worn, minor edge wear, sunning and rubbing to spine and front board, a little speckling to leading edge. Jacket in new Brodart, price clipped, spine sunned, minor edge wear and darkening, a little chipping at base of spine, 3/4" chip at top. ; Xix + 644 pp, index, numerous photos. ; 7 ¾" X 9 ¾"; 644 pages; " 'These things I saw, and part of them I was, ' says the Tar Heel Editor - and his claim is justified on every page. The very texture of North Carolina life is revealed - its form and substance laid bare with peculiar immediacy. " This second volume of memoirs presents the Tar Heel Editor in mid-career. On the high tide of Democratic victory in 1893, Josephus Daniels left his editorship in North Carolina to become chief clerk in the Department of the Interior. Here he shrewdly appraised Cleveland's second administration, clashed with Theodore Roosevelt over jobs for deserving Democrats, and witnessed the 'meteoric rise of Bryan.' "But Bryan lost - and the Tar Heel Editor returned to Raleigh, where he plunged into state politics. His crusading paper, The News and Observer, was printed on the first linotype machine in the state. A fusion government of Populists and Republicans had wrested control of the state from the Democrats, and with Negroes being appointed to office, white supremacy became the burning issue. The News and Observer aroused the public conscience with cartoons of a Negro official 'inspecting the sleeping apartments of young blind white girls.' " Fusion government departed, and so did the Spanish-American War. With Negroes safely Jim-Crowed and Democrats again in the State Capitol, North Carolina faced the tobacco trust and the railroads. There was a valiant struggle for decent politics, and prohibition and 'scriptural divorce laws' were eagerly sought. So zealous was the Tar Heel Editor that he was hanged in effigy. " .

$35.00

T M 30-302 French Language Guide A Guide to the Spoken Language
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T M 30-302 French Language Guide A Guide to the Spoken Language

By War Department

Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office. Good+. 1943. First Edition. Soft Cover. Blue wraps, 61 pp, minor edge wear, some creasing to covers, light tanning, text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy. ; Includes hints on pronunciation, useful words and phrases, French spelling, fill-in sentences, important signs, and an alphabetical list of words. ; 5" - 6" tall; 61 pages .

$15.00

Marshall Plan Goals and Gains As Reported by Otto Zausmer in the Boston  Daily Globe
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Marshall Plan Goals and Gains As Reported by Otto Zausmer in the Boston Daily Globe

By Zausmer, Otto

Washington, D. C.: Economic Cooperation Administration. Very Good-. 1951. Sixth Printing. Softcover. Brown wraps, 85 pp. A little edge wear, some dampstaining to front cover, pages tanned but text is clean and unmarked, a few pages with creases. A nice copy. ; Originally published in 1949 in The Boston Globe, this pamphlet first published in 1950. Includes general articles on Europe and the Marshall Plan as well as articles for each European country, and an inset showing relevent stats for each country. ; 5¾" - 6¾" Tall; 85 pages; "This series of articles on the Marshall Plan and the Economic Cooperation Administration has been written by Otto Zausmer, foreign affairs expert of The Boston Globe, to present to Americans a clear and comprehensible idea of what the Marshall Plan has accomplished to date and seeks to accomplish in the future. " .

$16.00

Who Pays for the Cold War?  How the Marshall Plan Affects Your Living  Standards
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Who Pays for the Cold War? How the Marshall Plan Affects Your Living Standards

By Blake, George

New York: New Century Publishers. Very Good. 1949. First Edition. Softcover. Black wraps, 23 pp, a little edge wear, a couple creases to front cover. A nice copy. ; Back cover lists other communist publications from this publisher. ; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 23 pages; One of a series of publications by this publisher that appear to have a Communist Party orientation. This pamphlet is an attack on the Marshall Plan from the communist perspective, calling it a plan to put America on a war economy and to rearm Western Europe against the Soviets. It makes the claim that the Soviet bloc countries are prospering under socialism and without the Marshall plan whilst the western countries are all unstable and crisis ridden. .

$14.00

T M 30-303 Italian Language Guide A Guide to the Spoken Language
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T M 30-303 Italian Language Guide A Guide to the Spoken Language

By War Department

Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office. Very Good. 1943. First Edition. Soft Cover. Green wraps, 61 pp, a little edge wear, crease across front cover, owner's name on front cover and title page. Light tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy. ; Includes hints on pronunciation, useful words and phrases, Italian spelling, fill-in sentences, important signs, and an alphabetical list of words. ; 5" - 6" tall; 61 pages .

$13.75

Lexington and Concord
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Lexington and Concord

By Tourtellot, Arthur B.

New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated. Very Good. 1963. First Trade Paperback. Trade Paperback. 0393001946 . 311 pp., notes, bibliography, index, 16 ilustrations, 6 maps.Publication date not apparent, but probably mid-1970's. Spine very slightly slanted, minor bumping, faint creasing, PO's name on free endpaper, some highlightinh & underlining. A bright and clean copy. The Battles of Lexington and Concord mark the beginning of the war of the American Revolution. Originall published under the title 'William Diamond's Drum," Tourtellot documents and analyzes the events that led up to and followed from April 19, 1775.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .

$6.95

Historic Buildings and Landmarks of Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Historic Buildings and Landmarks of Chapel Hill, North Carolina

By Chapel Hill Historical Society

Chapel Hill, NC: Creative Printers. Very Good+. 1975. Second Printing. Soft Cover. 40pp, index, photographs, pictoral cover. Corners slightly bumped, tiny chipping at bottom edge of p.5. . A bright, attractive copy. "Founded in 1966, The Chapel Hill Historical Society has endeavored to record and disseminate the history and character of this University town and the surrounding area in Southern Orange County. In face of the major growth and changes of the last decade, as well as predictions for the future, members of the Society, among others, have envisioned ways to preserve some of the character of old Chapel Hill. A significant first step is the designation of part of the campus and town as the Chapel Hill Historic District, listed in 1971 on the National Register of Historic Places, following several years of extensive research by members of a research committee of the Historical Society."; 5¾" - 6¾" Tall .

$16.50

Survival in the Doldrums:  The American Women\'s Rights Movement, 1945 to  the 1960s
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Survival in the Doldrums: The American Women's Rights Movement, 1945 to the 1960s

By Rupp, Leila J. & Taylor, Verta

New York: Oxford University Press. Very Good-. 1987. Advanced Reading Copy (ARC). Soft Cover. 274 pp., notes, appendix, bibliography. Spine sunned, some soiling and edgewear. A clean, unmarked copy. "The first book to explore the persistence of the American women's rights movement in a period generally considered devoid of feminist activism and to show the ways in which the more radical movement of the 1960s was influenced by the successes and failures of the 1950s activities. Focusing on women who saw themselves as heirs of the suffrage movement and who were, in many cases, actual participants in that original campaign, the authors have conducted extensive interviews and searched through rare letters and memoirs to reclaim the lost history of this period of American feminism."; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall .

$14.50

A Study in Boss Politics: William Lorimer of Chicago
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A Study in Boss Politics: William Lorimer of Chicago

By Tarr, Joel A.

Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press. Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket. 1971. First Edition. Hardcover. 0252001397 . xi + 376 pp, Black cloth with gold lettering, index, bibliography, a number of tables and charts, 16 pp. of b/w photos. Spine slightly slanted, corners bumped, a little edge wear, a little foxing to top and leading edges, top corner of front end paper (1/3") torn off. Jacket shows a little edge wear, some rubbing and soiling. A nice copy. "Government was meant to be exploited, to advance the individual and aid the machine. The machine offered its followers material success without insisting upon middle-class morality. It accepted the immigrant as he was, asking only that in return for aid he surrender his vote. William Lorimer (1861 - 1934) carefully built such a machine from the precinct level upward, extended his alliances throughout Chicago, and established himself as a force with which three Republican presidents had to reckon. For nearly two decades in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries he was one of the most powerful and controversial figures in Illinois politics."; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall .

$19.75

An Untold Story: The Roosevelts of Hyde Park
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An Untold Story: The Roosevelts of Hyde Park

By Roosevelt, Elliott; Brough, James

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1973. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hardcover. Orange cloth with black lettering, x + 338 pp, index, 8 pp of b/w photos. Spine a bit cocked, corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing. Jacket has minor edge wear, mostly at top and base of spine, and a little rubbing. A nice copy. "An Untold Story" follows the lives of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt through their fascinating disparate lives. Written by their third son Elliott, there are familial insights and comments that put new light on these two people who have such a prominent place in our country's history.; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall .

$7.50

Skookum: An Oregon Pioneer Family\'s History and Lore
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Skookum: An Oregon Pioneer Family's History and Lore

By Applegate, Shannon

New York: Beech Tree Books. Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket. 1988. First Edition. Hardcover. 0688053505 . Corners bumped, slight edge wear, binding fairly tight. Jacket shows moderate edge wear, a little rubbing and chipping, a 1" tear to back at ase of spine, A nice copy. Skookum is the startlingly original narrative rendering of the experiences of a prominent westering family, from 1843 to the present. The remarkable story of the Applegate family encompasses many of the predominant themes of the early American West; The overland crossing via the old Oregon Trail in 1843, the quirky restlessness of Applegate men who, after reaching the 'promised land,' permitted their travel-worn families to rest only for a while, the effects of the intermittent gold rushes that continued to upset family life long after 1849, the troubled relations between the settler and the Indian. While history, and one family's history in particular, forms the ostensible subject matter of the book, Shannon Applegate is interested not only in what happened to her family, but in what it meant to them."; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall .

$15.00

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