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The Fourth President
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The Fourth President

By John Patrick Diggins

This book is in very good condition. There is little to no wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the coverboards. There is no bumping, or fraying on the coverboards, and the pages are clear of any markings. The pages are white, crisp, and in excellent condition. "John Adams was born in Braintree, Massachusetts, on October 19, 1735, the fourth-generation descendent of Henry Adams, who arrived in America with his wife, Edith, about 1636. Of yeoman stock, pious, frugal, and hardworking, Henry died a decade after settling in Braintree, leaving eight sons and a daughter, a house with two rooms, a farm of forty acres on which ranged a cow, heifer, and swine, and a modest library of treasured books. One son, Joseph, followed in his father's footsteps and, married to Abigail Baxter, had no less then twelve children. Their son Joseph Adams, Jr. married Hannah Bass, great-granddaughter of John and Priscilla Alden of the Plymouth landing and Mayflower epic. Their son, the first John Adams, married Susan Boylston, the daughter of a family in Massachusetts medical history. Into the Adams-Boylston marriage was born John Adams, the eldest of the three sons...." -Chapter One from John Adams (The American Presidents Series, No. 2)

$31.13

Companion to Irish History
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Companion to Irish History

By Peter R Newman

This book is in very good condition. There is no wear on the front, back, spine, or edges of the coverboards. There is no bumping or fraying on the coverboards. The previous owner has labeled his name on the front inside cover board and placed his stamp on the front end page. The pages are white, crisp, and clear of any markings. "The capitulation of the Earl of Tyrone in 1603 may justifiably be seen as the closing act in the long struggle of the native Irish to co-exist with the steady encroachment of English domination in Ireland. It did not mark the end of resistance, but the nature of that resistance altered in substance and in purpose as the ensuing centuries unfolded. It is arguable that the defeat of the Ulster Irish was already accomplished with the disastrous battle of Kinsale and the subsequent Treaty of Mellifont, but only with the departure of the defeated leadership in 1607 was the way wholly cleared for wholesale English conquest of Ulster. The last of the Irish provinces to resist, Ulster, proved to be the most thoroughly restructured, to such an extent that, with the coming of Partition, in 1921, Ulster clung tenaciously to the British link steadily forged in the seventeenth century. This Companion covers a 300-year period in the history of Ireland, from 1603 to 1921. It seeks to explain, through its various topics, the complexity of Irish history, whilst at the same time seeking to avoid an Anglo-centric viewpoint...." - Introduction from A Companion to Irish History: From the Submission of Tyrone to Partition: 1603-1921

$11.50

Thomas Cranmer
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Thomas Cranmer

By Diarmaid MacCulloch

This book is in very good condition. The dust jacket has little to no wear as well as the cover boards. The pages are yellowing but clear of any markings. "This book tells a man's life-story, and tries to do it as far as possible in sequence. It is selective in what it tells of the story, although readers may find that hard to believe in what has ended up as an extensive text. Certainly, it is not an impartial narrative: as I have written the tale, I have afforded myself the luxury of having opinions about the actions, motives and influence of one who attracted controversy and wildly polarized comment in his life and in the manner of his death. Ever since he was burned at the stake in Oxford in 1556, Thomas Cranmer's story has frequently been told in two completely contrasting ways: he has been portrayed as a hero or as a villain...." - Introduction from Thomas Cranmer: A Life

$101.28

James K. Polk
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James K. Polk

By Thomas M Leonard

This book is in very good condition. There is minimal wear on the covers, There is no bumping or fraying. The pages are clear of any markings. "A steady rain fell upon the steps of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., on March 4, 1845, forty-one year-old James K. Polk took the oath of office as the eleventh president of the United States. The youngest chief executive until that time, Polk brought with him twenty-two years of political experience that gave him the confidence to successfully deal with the national challenges before him. But, could he? Did Polk understand the immense changes that the United States had undergone since 1823 when he began his political career? The Jeffersonian America into which Polk was born in 1795 differed greatly from the America of 1845 when he assumed the presidency. From the original thirteen states, the country now numbered twenty-seven, with Texas awaiting admission to the Union, By the 1840s people had moved into the Louisiana Territory and many Americans learned about the wonders of the Far West from their reading of Richard Henry Dana's Two Years Before the Mast, and the reports from the Navy's Charles Wilkes and the Army's Captain John C. Fremont...." - Chapter One from James K. Polk A Clear and Unquestionable Destiny

$38.74

Archbishop Laud 1573-1645
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Archbishop Laud 1573-1645

By H. R. Trevor-Roper

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. There is some bumping on the corners. The lettering on the cover boards is fading. The previous owner has written his name on the inside of the front cover board. The pages are yellowed and tanned, but clear of any markings. "This book is now twenty-one years old. In these days of continuous research and changing historical fashions, twenty-one years is a long time: a time in which much may happen to a subject, much also to a book and its author. Any author must therefore feel pleasure if his first-born offspring survives to attain its majority. But his pleasure is likely to be tinged with some regret. As he rereads his old work he finds so much that, if he were to write it now for the first time, he would write very differently, but which, once written, he cannot change...." - Preface To The New Edition from Archbishop Laud 1573-1645

$8.23

A Life on the Road
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A Life on the Road

By Charles Kuralt

This book is in very good condition. There is no wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. The dust jacket is in good condition. The pages are white, crisp, and free of any markings. "Before I was born, I went on the road. The road was U.S. 17, south from Jacksonville, North Carolina, through the Holly Shelter Swamp to Wilmington, where the hospital was. My father backed the Chevrolet out of its place in the hay barn next to the farm cart and helped my mother into the front seat on the afternoon of September 9, 1934. He made the trip in little more than an hour, barely slowing down for the stop signs in Dixon, Folkstone, and Holly Ridge. I was born the next morning with rambling in my blood and fifty miles already under my belt...." - Chapter One from A Life on the Road

$9.32

Adlai Stevenson Of Illinois
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Adlai Stevenson Of Illinois

By John Bartlow Martin

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is some bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The front and back outside cover boards have some stains. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but there are no markings on the pages. "Adlai E. Stevenson was born February 5, 1900, on the threshold of the twentieth century. He lived through nearly two thirds of the century and died on July 14, 1965. He was a wanderer and happened to be born in California and to die in England, but his roots were in Bloomington, Illinois. On the next to last Christmas of his life, ambassador of the United States to the United Nations, he went home to Bloomington to visit his sister Buffie in the big old house on East Washington Street where they grew up. He had just come from the UN and he was tired and late in the afternoon lay down on the green velvet sofa in the bay window in the living room and went to sleep. Outside it got dark. His sister came in and quietly lit the lights on the Christmas tree, then stepped into the adjoining library and sat and watched him. The living room was Victorian, filled with Dresden lamps their mother had bought in Germany and an ornate table she had bought in New Orleans, a Japanese sword and a carved elephant tusk their father had bought in Japan. After a while Stevenson shook himself a little, raised his head, then said, Buffie....?" - Chapter One from Adlai Stevenson Of Illinois "

$14.14

Carlos
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Carlos

By John Langdon-Davies

This book is in good condition.There is a large amount of wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. There is some bumping and fraying on the cover boards. There are stains and markings on the front, back, and spine of the cover boards. There are red markings on the inside of the front cover board and the front end page. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but the rest of the pages are clear of markings. "On November 6th 1661, a Sunday, as she sat down to her midday meal, the Queen of Spain, Dona Mariana, felt certain symptoms which she had been expecting for two anxious days. She left the table and hurried to the Tower Chamber, which had been prepared for the event. The royal collection of sacred relics occupied every corner, the three thorns from Christ's crown, one of the nails from His Cross, a fragment of the Cross itself, a piece of Our Lady's mantel, and dozens of treasures only less rare. To these had been added other very special ones, known to be helpful on such occasions. Father Juan de Ojalvo had hurried to Madrid with the walking-stick of Santo Domingo, Abbot of Silos; and from San Juan de Ortega's convent, his miraculous belt had been brought by the Prior himself...." - Chapter One from Carlos:The King Who Would Not Die

$25.17

The Western Fathers
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The Western Fathers

By Sulpicus Severus, Paulinus The Deacon, Possidus, Bishop Of Calma, Hilary, Bishop Of Arles, Constantinus Of Lyons (Translated and Edited by F. R. Hoare)

This book is in good condition. The cover has some wear on the front, back, spine and edges. The corners have some bumping. The pages are slightly yellowed, but clear of any markings. "The biographical writings in this volume are the primary sources for the Lives of the five Western Fathers with whom they deal. If the purpose of this series were to convert the contemporary pictures of the makers of Christendom into biographies of the modern type, each of them would have to be pulled to pieces, supplemented from other sources, interpreted in the light of later knowledge and reconstructed on quite a different plan. Since in actual fact the purpose of the series is largely to enable the twentieth-century reader to see these makers of Christendom as far as possible as their contemporaries saw them, it would seem that the task of the translator is to preserve as far as possible the feeling and manner of the original, and that the task of the editor is far as possible to put the twentieth-century reader in possession of the knowledge of the setting of the Lives which the contemporary readers had and which the writers took for granted...." - Preface from The Western Fathers: Being The Lives of Martin of Tours, Ambrose, Augustine of Hippo, Hororatus of Aries

$14.50

The Jewel in the Lotus
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The Jewel in the Lotus

By Allen Edwards

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. The corners are bumped on the cover boards and the lettering and design on the front and spine of the cover boards is fading. There are two tears on the back cover board. The previous owners name is written on the inside of the front cover board. The pages are yellowed and tanned but clear of any markings. "It is amazing how little is known about the customs of the East by the peoples of the West; and this is particularly true of Western ignorance of the sexual attitudes and behavior of Orientals. In searching for authoritative articles on Asiatic sex practices for an Encyclopedia of Sexual Behavior which I am now in the process of editing, I found it unusually difficult to track down accessible scholars who could accurately describe Eastern and Middle Eastern beliefs and acts, although I had no trouble whatever locating many authorities on American and European behavior...." - Introduction from The Jewel in the Lotus: A Historical Survey Of The Sexual Culture Of The East

$12.25

Mrs. Seton
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Mrs. Seton

By Joseph I. Dirvin, C.M.

This book is in good condition. There is some wear to the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. The corners of the cover boards are bumped very badly. The previous owners name and motto is affixed to the inside of the front cover board.The pages are yellowed and tanned and there are some marking in the book. "Elizabeth Ann Seton was wholly American. She had the blood of French, English and Dutch Colonial pioneers in her veins and was, as Father Dirvin states in the first chapter of this biography, of "rooted American stock"; both of her parents and two of her grandparents were born here.When our great Republic was born, she became a charter American citizen...." - Foreword from Mrs. Seton: Foundress of the American Sisters of Charity

$5.75

The Anglican Church in Canada
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The Anglican Church in Canada

By Philip Carrington

This book is in good condition. There is some minor wear to the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. The corners are slightly bumped. There is a stain at the top of the spine. There is some writing on the front end page. The pages are yellowed and tanned, but the pages are free from any markings. "There is an admitted need for a bank of reasonable size which will tell the story of Anglicanism in Canada in a readable style and at the same time provide a handy book of reference for the principal events and personalities in the story ; and I have done my best to keep these two purposes in view, though at mtimes one interest may be sacrificed to the other...." - Introduction from The Anglican Church in Canada

$47.64

The Road To Tyburn
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The Road To Tyburn

By Christopher Hibbert

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back and spine of the cover boards. There are also some stains on the cover boards. The edges of the cover boards are also worn and the corners are bumped. The pages are yellowed and tanned, but there are no markings in the book "This biography of Jack Sheppard is based mainly on contemporary pamphlets, newspapers, and trial reports in the British Museum, the Bodleian Library, and the Inner Temple Library. It is intended as a work of entertainment rather than of scholarship; but for those who may be interested I have added a list of books of which i have made use in filling in the background to Sheppard's strange story. Of recent writers I am particularly indebted to Dr. M. Dorothy George, Mr. Peter Quennell, Mr. Patrick Pringle, and Dr. Leon Radzinowicz...." - Note from The Road To Tyburn: The Story of Jack Sheppard And The Eighteenth-Century London Underworld

$12.94

Swamp Fox
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Swamp Fox

By Robert D. Bass

This book is in fair condition. The front, back and spine of the cover boards has wear. The edges of the cover boards are worn also, and the corners have been bumped quite a bit. The dust jacket is in poor condition. The front, back and spine of the dust jacket is extremely worn. The edges are frayed and the corners are bumped beyond repair. There are numerous tears and the dust jacket is soiled. The first end page is stamped with the library's mark. The second end page is written on by the previous owner. The pages are tanned and yellowed , but clear from all markings. "The most significant period in the career of Francis Marion was that between August 15, 1780, and September 8, 1781. During this time he alone held eastern South Carolina from the British, then helped Henry Lee capture the British posts along the Santee, and finally commanded a corps in the army with which Nathaniel Greene drove the British from South Carolina...." - Acknowledgements from Swamp Fox: The Life And Campaigns Of General Francis Marion

$77.03

Journey into Faith
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Journey into Faith

By Eleanor Ruggles

This book is in good condition.There is minimal wear on the front and back cover boards. The spine has some fraying at the top, but the edges slightly worn. The corners are bumped. The previous owners name is written on the inside front cover board. The pages are yellowed and tanned, but are free of any markings. "The Newman of the popular imagination is the Newman of later years: the defender of his faith in the Apologia pro Vita Sua; the Dean of English converts; the saintly old man in the robes of a cardinal. When he died in 1890 his name was already a legend, and the legend has endured because his effect on his time has been surpassed by his legacy to generations that followed. The reforming movement that he had once helped to inaugurate in the English Church did not end with his separation from it. His justification in the Apologia of his final beliefs pleaded the case for all English converts, improved their position and increased their numbers. His opposition of an intelligent intellectual freedom in religious study, which brought him into conflict with individuals in the Roman Catholic hierarchy, have survived him in their influence on Catholic thinking...." - Foreword from Journey into Faith:The Anglican Life Of John Henry Newman

$15.00

The Anglo-Saxon Missionaries in Germany
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The Anglo-Saxon Missionaries in Germany

By C. H. Talbot

This book is in good condition. There is some wear to the front, back and spine of the cover boards and also some staining. The edges of the cover boards are worn and the corners are bumped.The pages are yellowed and tanned but free of any markings. "The texts gathered together in the present volume provide a cross-section of the religious life of the eighth century difficult to parallel elsewhere. Two biographies of the archbishops who initiated the missionary enterprise on the Continent show how their labours transformed the face of Europe within the space of a single generation, whilst the life of one of their disciples illustrates how their work was continued. The correspondence of St. Boniface bring into closer focus the kind of difficulties they encountered and introduces us into the homely atmosphere of their friends, relatives, and well-wishers. Two further biographies, one of the abbot of the first monastery to be founded in Germany, the other of the abbess Leoba, give an illuminating picture of the beginnings of monastic life amidst barbarian surroundings and throw light on the characters and attainments of the men and women who embarked on this hazardous adventure. Finally, the description of Willibald's travels through Italy, the Greek archipelago and the Holy Land show the devotion, allied to a spirit of adventure, which animated these early pilgrims and missionaries. Bishops, priests, monks, nuns and simple clerics flit through these pages and tell us their unvarnished tale, which, slight though it may be in certain cases, deeply impresses by contrast with the grim background against which it unfold...." - General Introduction from The Anglo-Saxon Missionaries in Germany

$53.83

As He Saw It
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As He Saw It

By Elliot Roosevelt

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back and spine of the cover boards.There are also stains and some fading in all the areas of the cover boards. The edges are very worn as well. The corners are bumped too. The previous owners signature is written on the back of the front end page. The pages are just beginning to tan and yellow. "My husband was always interested in history and always felt that human beings should use the happening of the present as guides to the future. I know that he would have wanted everyone to write their impressions and their ideas, hoping that each would be valuable in achieving the final objective of a better understanding among the peoples of the world, and the shaping of better tools for keeping the peace...." - Foreword by Eleanor Roosevelt from As He Saw It

$122.26

The Road To Keep
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The Road To Keep

By Elizabeth Anne Hemphill

This book is in very good condition. There is little to no wear on the front, back and spine of the cover boards. The edges are clean and the corners have minor bumping.There is a personal typed letter from the author offering thanks to the owner. The front end page is signed by the author. The pages are crisp, clean and white. The binding is tight and solid. "Tthe relationship between Japan and the United States is a unique one in world history. Never before have two great countries of East and West had such a close, diverse, and manifold contacts. A quarter of a century ago they met in the largest war ever fought between an Eastern and a Western nation. Today they enjoy the largest trade that has ever flowed between any two nations separated from each other by an ocean. They share the same national sport - baseball. They also share many political institutions. Their cultural influence on each other is great. Their relationship is a harbinger of what the world may become when all the nations of the world have established mutually beneficial bonds across differences of historical Background and culture." - Foreword - Edwin O. Reischauer, The Road To Keep: The Story Of Paul Rusch In Japan

$14.50

The Confessions Of Saint Augustine
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The Confessions Of Saint Augustine

By E. B. Pusey

This book is in very good condition. The cover boards have some wear on the front, back and spine.The edges have minimal wear and their is little to no bumping on the corners.The pages are crisp, clean, and just beginning to yellow and tan. The binding is tight and solid. The slip cover for this book is in good condition.There is definitely some wear on the front , back, top, bottom, and spine. The edges are also worn.There is a tear on the upper left hand corner, and a price marking on the pasted title. "St. Augustine (Aurelius Augustinus) was born in 354 A.D. at Thagaste in Numidia. His father was a pagan; his mother Monnica, as appears in these Confessions, was a devout Christian, and had a definite and lasting influence on her son. Augustine studied ant taught rhetoric at Thagaste, then taught at the University of Carthage, at Rome, and at Milan. While at Carthage he embraced the doctrine of the Manichaeans; but under the later influence of Bishop Ambrose in Milan, and after a long emotional and intellectual struggle, he was received into the Christian Church in 387. He then returned to Africa as a priest; and in 395 became Bishop of Hippo, a post he retained until his death in 430...." Note, The Confessions Of Saint Augustine

$10.38

Life Of Saint Francis Of Assisi
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Life Of Saint Francis Of Assisi

By Paul Sabatier

This book is in fair condition. The front and back cover and spine have significant wear.There are stains on the front and back cover of the book. The edges are worn and the corners have been bumped. There are markings on the front end page.The pages are yellowed and tanned. The binding is loose and beginning to crack, but the book is still intact. "In the renascence of history which is in a manner the characteristic of our time, the Middle Ages have been the object of peculiar fondness with both criticism and erudition. We rummage all the dark corners of the libraries, we bring old parchments to light, and in the zeal and ardor we put into our search there is an indefinable touch of piety" - Introduction, Life Of Saint Francis Of Assisi

$15.00

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