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America Aflame
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America Aflame

By David Goldfield

This book is in very good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is essentially no bumping or fraying on the cover boards, although there is some wear on the dust jacket. The pages are beginning to yellow but there are no markings on the pages. "Convent Life no longer suited Sister Mary John. Born Elizabeth Harrison in Philadelphia, she had converted to the Catholic faith and entered the Ursuline order at the age of eighteen in 1824. By all accounts, Sister Mary John was a gifted teacher and musician. Now in this sweltering summer of 1834 at the order's convent school in Charlestown, Massachusetts, she walked out. The oppressive heat, teaching fourteen forty-five minute lessons a day, conducting music classes, and attending to administrative duties as the Mother Assistant became overwhelming. She needed some time off...." - Chapter One from America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation

$42.50

Documents of Witness
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Documents of Witness

By Don A. Armentrout and Robert Boak Slocum

This book is in very good condition. There is little to no wear on the front, back and spine of the coverboards. There is no wear on the edges and the corners are not bumped. The previous owners name is written on the inside of the front cover board and his stamp is affixed to the front end page. The pages are crisp, clean and white. There are no markings. "This volume is a documentary history of the Episcopal Church from 1782 to 1985. It begins with 1782 because that is when the Church of England in the American colonies began to think and plan seriously for its formation and organization as a church in the United States...." - Preface from Documents of Witness: A History of the Episcopal Church: 1782-1985

$35.31

Robert E. Lee
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Robert E. Lee

By Earl Schenck Miers

This book is in good condition. The cover has some wear on the front, back, spine, edges and cover. There is a stain on the front cover of the book. The binding is tight and solid. The pages inside are yellowed and tanned. This book is signed by author, Hudson Strode, a very famous historical writer, and not the actual author. This book has no dust cover. The Army of Northern Virginia is the best-known and most successful of all the Confederate armies in the American Civil War. Its mark on the popular consciousness is so strong that many people believe that it was the Confederate Army; that General Robert E. Lee was the ranking Confederate general for the entire war; and that Appomattox, where it surrendered to its Union foes in the Army of the Potomac in April 1865, was the place where the war ended.

$12.50

The Presidency of Franklin Pierce
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The Presidency of Franklin Pierce

By Larry Gara

This book is is very good condition. The previous owners name is written inside the front board and stamped on the front end page. But other than this and a missing dust jacket it is near perfect. Franklin Pierce was one of the least known, least liked, and least successful presidents in American history. In this new study of his administration, historian Larry Gara makes no attempt to revive Pierce's reputation. Instead he provides a clear analysis of Pierce's shortcomings as well as his few successes. Franklin Pierce's administration (1853-1857) spanned a turbulent period in the life of the nation: North-South polarization reached new extremes due, in part, to Pierce's failure to understand the depth of Free Soil sentiment in the North; the Kansas-Nebraska Act and its aftermath made civil war likely, if not inevitable; and Pierce's apology for southern actions served only to widen the rift. The term "Bleeding Kansas" came to symbolize the failures of Pierce's administration. Pierce's few achievements were in the realm of foreign policy. In fact, Gara points out, the Pierce years were an important chapter in the history of American imperialisma time when Japan was opened to the West, U.S. trade in Central America and Asia was expanded, and additional land was acquired from Mexico. Pierce also initiated discussions on acquiring Alaska, the Hawaiian Islands, Nicaragua, Formosa, the Dominican Republic, the Guano islands of the Pacific, and Cuba. In this twenty-fourth volume of the American Presidency Series, Gara provides a clear, tough-minded analysis of the Pierce administration and a fair, though generally negative, assessment the man and the president.

$28.81

Jefferson Davis (Three Volume Set)
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Jefferson Davis (Three Volume Set)

By Hudson Strode

This is a three volume set. American Patriot has slate gray cloth spine, black boards; light rubbing and a few spots of white discoloration to both boards, silver and dark orange stamping to front board and spine remains bright. Burgundy top edge; slight toning/foxing to fore-edge and bottom edge; toning to blank endpapers. Interior pages are, overall, quite clean. Binding is firm. Previous owners stamp occurs on front board and Hudson Strode's signature occurs on front page. Confederate President has dark red cloth spine, deep purple boards; silver and black stamping to front board and spine remains bright. Bluish-gray top edge; slight foxing to fore-edge and bottom edge. Light gray endpapers with front endpapers having map illustration "Theater of Operations in the East 1861-1865" and rear endpapers having map illustration "Theater of Operations in the West 1861-1865." Some foxing to b/w frontispiece portrait leaf with adjoining pages affected likewise. Interior pages are otherwise clean. Binding is firm. Tragic Hero has Light blue cloth spine, dark aquamarine boards; silver and black stamping to front board and spine remains bright. Dull green top edge; touch of foxing to fore-edge and corners. Faint toning evident to aquamarine endpapers; some foxing to b/w frontispiece portrait leaf with adjoining pages affected likewise. Interior pages are otherwise clean. Binding is loose but still intact. This set of 3 books will require additional postage with this purchase.

$100.00