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Best Editorial Cartoons Of 1972 A Pictorial History Of The Year.

By: BROOKS, CHARLES (EDITOR); LONG, SCOTT (FOREWORD).

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Gretna, Pelican Publishing Company, Gretna: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 5620

Condition: Good+


Hardcover is orange with white lettering on spine; this is a library rebind. Originally a hardcover version; stated first printing. "Anonly annual compilation of editorial cartoons, focusing on all the newsworthy events of the year as expressed through the pens of the major cartoonists from North America". Includes a list of other issues and past award winners. Oversized, 4#. ; Ex-Library; 8 1/2 x 11; xvi, 143 pages; Cover is a library rebind. Has some shelf wear... View more info

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The Face in the Window and Other Alabama Ghostlore

By: Brown, Alan

Price: $16.25

Publisher: Tuscaloosa, Alabama, University Alabama Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7358

ISBN: 081730813X

Condition: Very Good+


B & W photographs; 8.48 X 5.49 X 0.52 inches; xi,158 pages; Label with number taped onto bottom of front; blue stamps on end papers and couple of pages through out book. OTW, pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Soft cover is rust colored with black lettering on spine. Illustrated with 9 b/w photographs. Book is divided into geographic sections of Alabama, to recount the tales. Bibliography. "..is the first scholarly collection of ghostlore from throughou... View more info

Robert Francis Kennedy Memorial Issue: Collector's Edition

By: Brown, Florence & Photo Illustrated

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, M. F. Enterprises: 1968

Seller ID: 6092

Condition: Very Good-


Soft cover is colored paper, glued pages. Pages are clean and tight. Published as a special issue in response to the tragic assassination, June 5, 1968, of Senator Robert F. Kennedy [also known as RFK], while running, as a democratic candidate, for the US presidential election. Lavishly illustrated with dozens of b/w photographs. ; Photographs; 8 1/2 x 11; 66 pages; Cover has rubbing/scuffing, bumping, shelf wear. Ligh sunning to cover and pages. View more info

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Motor City Mafia A Century of Organized Crime in Detroit

By: Burnstein, Scott M.

Price: $9.50

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, Arcadia Publishing: 2006

Seller ID: 7513

ISBN: 0738540846

Condition: Near Fine


Images of America Series; B&W Illustrations; 9.20 X 6.40 X 0.40 inches; 127 pages; Soft cover has white lettering in black box on spine. Faint shelf wear, rubbing. Pages are clean and tight. Illustrated with many b/w photographs. One of the most interesting, and ruthless of the Detroit mobs was the notorious Purple Gang. They had a deal with al Capone, he'd stay out of Detroit, and they'd stay out of Chicago, although they may have been hired to do the infamous 'St. Vale... View more info

Voices From The Mountains Life and Struggle in the Appalachian South--The Words, the Faces, the Songs, the Memories of the People Who Live It

By: Carawan, Guy and Candie

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7042

ISBN: 0394709322

Condition: Very Good


Remainder; B&W Illustrations & music; 9 x 11; xiv, 231 pages; Cover has light bumping, rubbing/scuffing, a red mark on bottom of pages, and hole, as if from a paper punch, in the upper right hand corner of the front. End papers and inside covers have some foxing. Oblong shaped. Black spine with gold lettering. Otherwise, pages are clean and tight. Exhaustively illustrated with dozens of b/w photographs and even songs. People, notes, bibliography. View more info

The Empty Schoolhouse.

By: Carlson, Natalie Savage & John Kaufmann

Price: $9.75

Publisher: New York, HarperCollins: 1965

Seller ID: 9341

ISBN: 006020981X

Condition: Good+


Ex-Library; B&W Illustrations; 8.80 X 6.70 X 0.70 inches; 119 pages; Hard cover is a former library book, with the usual stamps and markings. From the card in rear pocket, this was a fairly popular book at the school. Pages are quite clean, and tight. Illustrated with b/w drawings by John Kaufmann. This copy is from 1965, with no ISBN [the book predates the use of an ISBN]' publisher is Harper & Row, Company. But Carlson has done a credible job of introducing kids to sev... View more info

A History Of Marshall: Signed

By: Carver, Richard W.

Price: $67.75

Publisher: Virginia Beach, VA, The Donning Company: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 6096

ISBN: 0898658543

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


SIGNED BY AUTHOR on front end paper. Brown hard cover with gold lettering on front and spine. Tan ground end papers with a photograph. Exhaustively illustrated with ca. 600 color and b/w photographs. Pages are clean and tight, appears as if unused. Marshall, Michigan, is a charming city, located in the lower center part of the state. It has retained much of its historic appearance, through the ardent efforts of preservationists, such as former mayor Harold C. Brooks, and... View more info

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In the Spirit of Jazz The Otis Ferguson Reader

By: Chamberlain, Dorothy & Robert Wilson & Otis Ferguson

Price: $44.50

Publisher: New York, Da Capo Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 7281

ISBN: 0306807440

Condition: Near Fine


8.50 X 5.40 X 1.10 inches; xix, 305 pages; Soft cover has some light rubbing. Black spine with yellow and blue lettering. Pages are clean and tight, appears as if unused. B/w photo of Ferguson for a frontispiece; book is divided into 3 main sections; Music and Musicians; The Arts--Lively and Literary; City, Farm and Sea." Ferguson wrote always with style and honesty, and inordinately often he wrote with a white-hot consecration....he was among the first of the Americ... View more info

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The War On Welfare Family, Poverty, and Politics in Modern America

By: Chappell, Marisa

Price: $18.25

Publisher: Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press: 2011

Seller ID: 9064

ISBN: 0812221540

Condition: Very Good-


Politics and Culture in Modern America Series; B&W Illustrations; 8.90 X 6 X 1 inches; xi, 345 pages; Soft cover has brown spine with tan lettering. Some bumping, rubbing, scuffing to covers. Pages have some underlining/highlighting, and dog earing. Illustrated with some b/w pictures. Pages are tight in the binding. Focusing on the fate of the federal Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program, this comprehensive history of the thirty year war over welfare sh... View more info

The Chautauquan, Multiple Issues Bound In Together: October 1888, November 1888, December 1888, January 1889, February 1889; March 1889; April 1889; May 1889; June 1889july 1889 A Monthly Magazine Devoted to the Promotion of True Culture. Organ of the Cahutauga Literary and Scientific Circle

By: Chautauqua Scientific & Chautauqua Institution

Price: $58.50

Publisher: Meadville, PA, Chautauqua Scientific & Chautauqua Institution: 1889

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 6993

Condition: Very Good+


Ex-Library; B & W illustrations; 10 X 7.50 X 1.48 inches; 1000+ pages; Hard cover has library stamp on front end paper and stamp on spine. Minor shelf wear on edges. Few pages have some spotting and name stamps. Each issue has a heavy orangish paper front page/cover stating the issue, date and table of contents. 10 issues bound in together. Overall, pages are clean and tight, with many b/w illustrations and ads of the period. It was founded in 1874 by inventor Lewis Mill... View more info

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Navy Football Gridiron Legends and Fighting Heroes

By: Clary, Jack T.

Price: $21.00

Publisher: Annapolis, MD, Naval Institute Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 5616

ISBN: 1557501068

Condition: New in Near Fine dust jacket


Hard cover is tan, faux leather, with N and star blind stamped on front; gold lettering on spine. Pages are clean and tight; this is a NEW book. Illustrated with dozens of b/w photographs. Stated first printing. Some of the chapters are: Roaring Twenties---and How! 1920-1929; Buzz, Dusty, Slade, and the Gang: 1930-1939; Hardin and Heisman Way: Joe Bellino and Roger Staubach: 1959-1964; Army vs. Navy; The Bowls; Appendix: Ships Named for Navy Football Lettermen; bibliogra... View more info

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Navy Football Gridiron Legends and Fighting Heroes

By: Clary, Jack T.

Price: $21.00

Publisher: Annapolis, MD, Naval Institute Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 5617

ISBN: 1557501068

Condition: New in Near Fine dust jacket


Hard cover is tan, faux leather, with N and star blind stamped on front; gold lettering on spine. Pages are clean and tight; this is a NEW book. Illustrated with dozens of b/w photographs. Stated first printing. Some of the chapters are: Roaring Twenties---and How! 1920-1929; Buzz, Dusty, Slade, and the Gang: 1930-1939; Hardin and Heisman Way: Joe Bellino and Roger Staubach: 1959-1964; Army vs. Navy; The Bowls; Appendix: Ships Named for Navy Football Lettermen; bibliogra... View more info

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American Military Uniforms, 1639-1968 A Coloring Book

By: Copeland, Peter F.

Price: $13.75

Publisher: New York, Dover Publications: 1976

Seller ID: 9214

ISBN: 0486232395

Condition: As New


B&W Illustrations; 10.70 X 8 X 0.30 inches; 50 pages; Soft cover is stapled wraps. Rear cover is full size page. PAGES ARE CLEAN AND TIGHT, ABSOLUTELY NO MARKS, AS NEW. Illustrated with b/w drawings. Pages not numbered, 50 pages. Another book by the prolific author, Peter F. Copeland. This one covers American uniforms from 1639 [when still a British colony] through to 1968 [when US was entwined in the Vietnam War]. 'In 48 superb drawings, Copeland depicts a wide range of... View more info

Winds of Change The History of the Office of the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy : 1967-1992

By: Crist, Charlotte D.

Price: $23.50

Publisher: Washington, D. C., Joint Publication of the Office of the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy and the Naval Historical Center: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 6082

ISBN: 0945274114

Condition: Very Good+


Softcover is blue, heavy paper with gold lettering on front, blue spine with white lettering. Pages are clean and tight, appears as if unused. Laid in is a heavy paper stock card which reads "Presented with the Compliments of the Director of Naval History, Dean C. Allard", Naval Historical Center, Washington, D. C. " Illustrated with b/w photographs. Some of the sections are: The Pulsetakers; Zumwalt's MCPON; Pride and Professionalism; The Rest of the Team: S... View more info

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Remembering Jersey Shore

By: Czachowski, Joe

Price: $10.25

Publisher: Nashville, TN, Turner Publishing, Inc.: 2010

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 9623

ISBN: 1596526599

Condition: Near Fine


B&W Photographs; x, 134 pages; Cover has slight rubbing, oblong shaped. White spine with black lettering. Pages are clean and tight, appears as if unused. Lavishly illustrated with 128 b/w photographs. "... Capture both the history and the magic of this unique section of America in rarely seen b/w photographs seleected from local, state, and national collections and reproduced in vivid detail". "... View more info

William G. Milliken Michigan's Passionate Moderate

By: Dempsey, Dave

Price: $64.50

Publisher: Ann Arbor, Michigan, University of Michigan Press: 2006

Seller ID: 7294

ISBN: 0472115456


B&W Photographs; 9.10 X 5.90 X 1.30 inches; xiv, 291 pages; AUTHOR SIGNED ON TITLE PAGE. Hard cover has light bumping. DJ has light shelf wear, rubbing/scuffing, 1/4" closed tear at bottom of front; in a mylar cover. Cover is grey with black cloth spine, silver lettering on spine. Pages are clean and tight, appears as if unused. Illustrated with 16 b/w photographs. "Milliken [b. Michigan, 1922] is Michigan's longest serving governor, stands as an icon of decency ... View more info

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Forbidden Fruit Love Stories from the Underground Railroad

By: DeRamus, Betty

Price: $12.25

Publisher: New York, Atria Books: 2005

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 8288

ISBN: 0743482638

Condition: New in New dust jacket


B&W Illustrations; 9.10 X 6.30 X 1 inches; xiv, 269 pages; Hard cover is black with gold lettering on spine. Pages are clean and tight. This is a NEW book. DJ in mylar cover. Illustrated with 9 b/w illustrations/photographs. Gleaned by Pulitzer Prize finalist Betty De Ramus from unpublished memoirs, Civil War records, and from descendants of runaway slave couples, "Forbidden Fruit "is a fascinating collection of true and largely untold stories from the Undergroun... View more info

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Drive Me Crazy [signed By Author]

By: Dickey, Eric Jerome

Price: $23.50

Publisher: New York, Dutton Adult: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 207

ISBN: 0525947906

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE TITLE PAGE. Hardcover is red with black spine; gold lettering on spine. Pages are clean and tight; printed on acid free paper. Appears as if unused. "Dickey's rich characters jump off the page, making readers feel as if they are present in the hustle-filled pool hall, the bedroom, and the Lincoln Town Car that 'Driver' chauffeurs his wealthy and notorious clients around in". ; 1.3 x 8.4 x 5.7 Inches; 355 pages; DJ has slight rubbing/s... View more info

Parson Clapp of the Strangers' Church of New Orleans

By: Duffy, John, editor

Price: $29.50

Publisher: Baton Rouge, La, Louisiana State University: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 6073

Condition: Very Good-


Hardcover is grey with gray/green cloth spine with black lettering on spine. Pasted paper label on front cover, black lettering on white. B/W frontispiece of Parson Clapp. LOC # 57-9481. Overall, pages are clean and tight, showing signs of minor, careful use. Theodore Clapp, born in Massachusetts ( 1792 - 1866) was an early Unitarian preacher in the southern United States. He established an outpost of liberal religion in New Orleans and built it into a beacon of religiou... View more info

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Willie Horton Detroit's Own Willie the Wonder

By: Eldridge, Grant & Karen Elizabeth Bush

Price: $26.75

Publisher: Detroit, MI, Wayne State University Press: 2001

Seller ID: 8145

ISBN: 0814330258

Condition: As New


Detroit Biography Series for Young Readers Series; B&W Photographs; 9.18 X 5.46 X 0.44 inches; 162 pages; Soft cover has yellow lettering on front and spine. Slight rubbing/scuffing to covers. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Illustrated with b/w photographs. This is the story of baseball legend Willie Horton. It traces his life from disadvantaged childhood through the excitement of a baseball career, and ends with an account of his ongoing work among tod... View more info