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Views of the New York World's Fair [NY Worlds Fair in Pictures]

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Quality Art Novelty Company, Inc.: 1939

Seller ID: 2043548


Wrappers loose but included, wrappers rubbed. 1939 Stapled Binding. 48 pp. A collection of black & white photographs depicting the famous 1939 World's Fair held in New York City. View more info

Image for Work and Win: An Interesting Weekly for Young America -- Fred Fearnot In New Orleans or, Up Against the Mafia by Hal Standish (New York, February 13, 1903, No. 219)

Work and Win: An Interesting Weekly for Young America -- Fred Fearnot In New Orleans or, Up Against the Mafia by Hal Standish (New York, February 13, 1903, No. 219)

By: N/A

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Frank Tousey: 1903

Seller ID: 2208479


Front and rear wrappers loose from binding but included, three-inch tear to rear wrapper, edges heavily rubbed. 1903 Stapled Binding. 28 pp. The story of Fred Fearnot In New Orleans or, Up Against the Mafia by Hal Standish.KEYWORDS: MAGAZINES PERIODICALS EPHEMERA WORK WIN AMERICANA AMERICAN HISTORY View more info

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Floods and High Water, 1936: Pennsylvania's Greatest Flood Disaster in Pictures

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Telegraph Press: 1936

Seller ID: 2265079


Front wrapper creased, edges lightly rubbed. 1936 Soft Cover. Unpaginated. A collection of black-and-white photographs of the Pittsburgh flood of 1936. On March 17 and 18, 1936, the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania witnessed the worst flood in its history when flood levels peaked at 46 feet (14 m). This flood became known as The Great St. Patrick’s Day flood, and also affected other areas of the Mid-Atlantic on both sides of the Eastern Continental Divide. View more info

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The March of Democracy, in Two Volumes: The Rise of the Union; From Civil War to World Power

By: Adams, James Truslow

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200163


First edition. Lightly rubbed. 1933 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Complete in two volumes. xvi, 428; xix, 438. 8vo. Original beige cloth, gilt titles, red rules. This two volume set, covering from the colonial period through World War I, is the first edition of Adams's work, which he later expanded to include as many as seven volumes. View more info

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Since Yesterday: The 1930's in America (September 3, 1929-September 3, 1939)

By: Allen, Frederick Lewis

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Benediction Classics: 2008

Seller ID: 2200165


Tiny crease to bottom corner of front wrapper, minor ink marginalia. 2008 Trade Paperback. 313 pp. A history of America throughout the Depression Era. View more info

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The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope

By: Alter, Jonathan

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 2007

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2199566


First paperback printing. Remainder mark on lower page ridge edge. 2007 Trade Paperback. 414 pp. This is the story of a political miracle -- the perfect match of man and moment. Franklin Delano Roosevelt took office in March of 1933 as America touched bottom. Banks were closing everywhere. Millions of people lost everything. The Great Depression had caused a national breakdown. With the craft of a master storyteller, Jonathan Alter brings us closer than ever before to th... View more info

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The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope

By: Alter, Jonathan

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 2007

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2202494


First paperback printing. Remainder mark on page base. 2007 Trade Paperback. 414 pp. This is the story of a political miracle -- the perfect match of man and moment. Franklin Delano Roosevelt took office in March of 1933 as America touched bottom. Banks were closing everywhere. Millions of people lost everything. The Great Depression had caused a national breakdown. With the craft of a master storyteller, Jonathan Alter brings us closer than ever before to the Roosevelt ... View more info

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Theodore Roosevelt (The American Presidents Series)

By: Auchincloss, Louis; Schlesinger, Arthur M. (Editor)

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Times Books / Henry Holt and Company: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1949619


First edition. Ink name on front endpaper. 2002 Hard Cover. xvi, 155 pp. 8vo. An intimate portrait of the first president of the 20th century. The American century opened with the election of that quintessentially American adventurer, Theodore Roosevelt. Louis Auchincloss's warm and knowing biography introduces us to the man behind the many myths of Theodore Roosevelt. From his early involvement in the politics of New York City and then New York State, we trace his celeb... View more info

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Newspaper Boy

By: Barker, Thomas B.

Price: $7.95

Publisher: CreateSpace: 2011

Seller ID: 1673749


Brand new from author. 2011 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 94pp. Travel to the 1950's with Tom Barker as he takes you on his Rollfast Bicycle for a ride back in time when the minimum wage was $1 an hour, a stamp cost 3 cents and a newspaper was a nickel. Tom takes you on a visit to the lost world of the delivery of the mighty newspaper by an army of teens. Learn how hundreds of newspaper carriers got the latest news, fashion, sports, and a... View more info

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FDR's Last Year: April 1944-April 1945

By: Bishop, Jim

Price: $4.00

Publisher: William Morrow & Company, Inc.: 1974

Seller ID: 2208281


Ink underlining and marginalia throughout.Jacket edges rubbed with a few minor tears and chips to edges. 1974 Hard Cover. 633 pp. A monumental book that cuts through the headlines and dry reportage to create an intimate portrait of a great leader... Here is the President eager to see the fulfillment of his dreams for a troubled world...a man often sunk in apathy, weariness, and pain, yet able to resume his characteristic sprightliness in public and with cherished friends... View more info

Dark Invasion: 1915, Germany's Secret War and the Hunt for the First Terrorist Cell in America

By: Blum, Howard

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Harper: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269095


First edition. A fine copy. 2014 Hard Cover. xvii, 474 pp. Combining the pulsating drive of Showtime's Homeland with the fascinating historical detail of such of narrative nonfiction bestsellers as Double Cross and In the Garden of Beasts, Dark Invasion is Howard Blum’s gritty, high-energy true-life tale of German espionage and terror on American soil during World War I, and the NYPD Inspector who helped uncover the plot—the basis for the film to be produced by and s... View more info

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V Was for Victory: Politics and American Culture During World War II

By: Blum, John Morton

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: 1976

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2200429


2nd printing. A few small spots on top page ridge. 1976 Hard Cover. 372 pp. 8vo. [A] distinguished historian examines the nation’s involvement in a war that most americans thought necessary and righteous, a crusade against fascist tyranny... Blum focuses chiefly on the home front: on how our culture and our politics affected the course of the war and were in turn affected by it, and how the whole experience - commanding, even though the United States itself never suff... View more info

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America's Queen: The Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

By: Bradford, Sarah

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 2001

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2268749


First printing. Spine and front wrapper creased. 2001 Trade Paperback. x, 500 pp. Black & white photographs. Acclaimed biographer Sarah Bradford explores the life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the woman who has captivated the public for more than five decades, in a definitive portrait that is both sympathetic and frank. With an extraordinary range of candid interviews—many with people who have never spoken in such depth on record before—Bradford offers new insights ... View more info

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Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt

By: Brands, H.W.; Egan, Patrick (Narrator)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266861


First edition. Spine ends lightly pushed. 2008 Hard Cover. 888 pp. 8vo. A sweeping, magisterial biography of the man generally considered the greatest president of the twentieth century, admired by Democrats and Republicans alike. Traitor to His Class sheds new light on FDR's formative years, his remarkable willingness to champion the concerns of the poor and disenfranchised, his combination of political genius, firm leadership, and matchless diplomacy in saving democrac... View more info

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Leading the Way: Eastman and Oral Health

By: Brayer, Elizabeth

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Meliora Press / University of Rochester Press: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2267893


First edition. This copy was presented to a doctor who presented at University of Rochester's Centennial Celebration, by the director of advancement at Eastman Institute of Oral Health, who has written a lengthy gift note on the front endpaper. 2009 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 201, [5] pp. 8vo. A history of the Eastman Dental Center, illustrated with black-and-white photographs. View more info

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Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America

By: Brinkley, Douglas

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Harper: 2016

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2265371


First edition. 2016 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 744 pp. 8vo. The acclaimed, award-winning historian — 'America's new past master' (Chicago Tribune) — examines the environmental legacy of FDR and the New Deal. Douglas Brinkley's The Wilderness Warrior celebrated Theodore Roosevelt’s spirit of outdoor exploration and bold vision to protect 234 million acres of wild America. Now, in Rightful Heritage, Brinkley turns his attention to... View more info

Image for The Bullitt Mission to Russia: Testimony before the Committee on Foreign Relations United States Senate by William C. Bullitt

The Bullitt Mission to Russia: Testimony before the Committee on Foreign Relations United States Senate by William C. Bullitt

By: Bullitt, William C.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: B.W. Huebsch, Inc.: 1919

Seller ID: 1538083


2nd printing. Wrappers rubbed, title page faintly foxed. Newspaper article advertising book laid in. 1919 Trade Paperback. 151 pp. Two page terminal publisher ad. William C. Bullitt went to Russia on a confidential mission to arrange for an exchange of peace proposals with Lenin. This book explores how Lenin met the Allied proposals, how Lloyd George discussed the proposals and then denied knowledge of them, and how Bullitt's report of his trip was suppressed. Bullitt wa... View more info

Image for Roosevelt: The Soldier of Freedom 1940-1945: The Concluding Volume of the First Complete Biography of FDR

Roosevelt: The Soldier of Freedom 1940-1945: The Concluding Volume of the First Complete Biography of FDR

By: Burns, James MacGregor

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc.: 1970

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2208320


Very good.Jacket rubbed with a few minor tears to edges. 1970 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiv, 722 pp. This award-winning companion volume to Roosevelt: The Lion and the Fox concludes the first and most acclaimed complete biography of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Undoubtedly the most comprehensive study of one of America's most acclaimed presidents, this classic biography is unparalleled in its depth, accuracy, and accomplishment.Keywords: ROO... View more info

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41: A Portrait of My Father

By: Bush, George W.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Crown: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2265778


First edition. 2014 Hard Cover. x, 294 pp. Forty-three men have served as President of the United States. Countless books have been written about them. But never before has a President told the story of his father, another President, through his own eyes and in his own words. A unique and intimate biography, the book covers the entire scope of the elder President Bush’s life and career, including his service in the Pacific during World War II, his pioneering work in... View more info

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Twenty-Five Significant Years

By: Calkins, Earnest Elmo

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Douglas L. Elliman & Co., Inc.: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202237


First edition. The personal copy of the company's director at the time of the book's publication, Douglas M. Cruikshank, with his bookplate on the front endpaper. Includes original onion skin jacket. 1936 Hard Cover. 48 pp. A history of the first 25 years in the career of what would become one of the most successful real estate companies in history. Founded in 1911 in a Manhattan basement, it has since gone through a number of different owners, and is the company many of... View more info

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Means of Ascent: The Years of Lyndon Johnson

By: Caro, Robert A.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Vintage Books: 1991

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2201945


1st printing. Pages lightly toned. 1991 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xxxiv, 522 pp. Robert A. Caro's life of Lyndon Johnson, which began with the greatly acclaimed The Path to Power, also winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, continues -- one of the richest, most intensive and most revealing examinations ever undertaken of an American President. In Means of Ascent the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer/historian, chronicler al... View more info

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The Passage of Power (The Years of Lyndon Johnson Volume 4)

By: Caro, Robert A.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201372


First edition. Jacket spine head and foot slightly pushed. Near Fine. 2012 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xix, 712 pp. 8vo. Book Four of Robert A. Caro's monumental The Years of Lyndon Johnson displays all the narrative energy and illuminating insight that led the Times of London to acclaim it as 'one of the truly great political biographies of the modern age. A masterpiece.' The Passage of Power follows Lyndon Johnson through both the most fru... View more info

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War Planes of the Axis

By: Cooke, David C.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Robert M. McBride & Company, New York: 1942

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2182227


Second printing. Jacket spine toned, half-inch tear along front bottom of jacket, two half-inch tears along back bottom of jacket, chip in back upper jacket, top of jacket edges frayed.Good. 1942 Hard Cover. 256 pp. A complete record--in both text and picture--of the fighting planes of the Axis. Black and white photographs included. View more info

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Atomic Harvest: Hanford and the Lethal Toll of America's Nuclear Arsenal

By: D'Antonio, Michael

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Crown: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2206970


First edition. Jacket faintly rubbed. 1993 Hard Cover. An account of the crusaders who exposed the state of Washington nuclear weapons facility's role in the radioactive poisoning of thousands discusses the lives of people suffering from sterility and chronic ill-health. View more info

Image for FDR: Into the Storm, 1937-1940 - A History

FDR: Into the Storm, 1937-1940 - A History

By: Davis, Kenneth S.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Random House: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1978787


First edition. Includes original jacket. Jacket price clipped.Near Fine. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 691, [2] pp. 8vo. Extensive notes & index follow text. The fourth volume in Davis's extensive biography of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, detailing the years immediately preceding World War II. FDR: The War President opens as Roosevelt has been re-elected to a third term and the United States is drifting toward a war that has already engulfe... View more info

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FDR: The New Deal Years, 1933-1937

By: Davis, Kenneth S.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Random House: 1986

Seller ID: 2208290


Pages very faintly toned. 1986 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. x, 756 pp. FDR: The War President opens as Roosevelt has been re-elected to a third term and the United States is drifting toward a war that has already engulfed Europe. Roosevelt, as commander in chief, statesman, and politician, must navigate a delicate balance between helping those in Europe--while remaining mindful of the forces of isolation both in the Congress and the coun... View more info

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Dublin's American Policy: Irish-American Diplomatic Relations, 1945-1952

By: Davis, Troy D.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Catholic University of America Press: 1998

Seller ID: 2261579


NEW. 1998 Trade Paperback. A comprehensive and informed analysis of Irish-American relations in the early Cold War years. As the Second World War came to an end in 1945, few countries had less in common-in terms of geopolitical power-than Ireland and the United States. In this informative narrative history, Troy D. Davis examines the diplomatic relationship between the two nations during the seven years immediately following the war. He assesses the effect of that relati... View more info

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The Living Spirit of the Wobblies

By: De Caux, Len

Price: $8.00

Publisher: International Publishers: 1978

Seller ID: 2194998


Pages heavily foxed, spine creased, stain along bottom corner of spine, ink name on front endpaper. 1978 Trade Paperback. xi, 156 pp. Keywords: AMERICAN HISTORY SOCIAL MOVEMENT LABOR MOVEMENT WOOBLIES INDUSTRIAL WORKERS OF THE WORLD IWW View more info

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Rochester Memories Volume IV [4]: Greater Rochester in the 20th Century: A Community Photo Album

By: Democrat & Chronicle; Kane, Michael G.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Democrat and Chronicle / Pediment Publishing: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2040967


First edition. Minimal wear along jacket edges.Near Fine. 2011 Large Hardcover. 144 pp. From the publisher: The fourth in our series of beautiful hard-cover photo books capturing the richness of Rochester's history, this volume will focus on a century of Greater Rochester with vintage photos from Jan. 1, 1901 to Dec. 31, 2000. View more info

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Billy Bathgate

By: Doctorow, E.L.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Plume: 1998

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2268740


Ink letters and faint smudge on blurb page. 1998 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 323 pp. A new edition of a classic best-seller follows young Billy Bathgate through 1930s New York as he becomes involved with the nefarious schemes of the fascinating mobster Dutch Schultz and begins a potentially deadly affair with Dutch's paramour. View more info