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A Widow, A Chihuahua, And Harry Truman (A Story Of Love, Loss, And Love Again), Crain, Mary Beth
1 A Widow, A Chihuahua, And Harry Truman (A Story Of Love, Loss, And Love Again)
Crain, Mary Beth: Harper San Francisco; 2000 0062516728 / 9780062516725
First Edition: First Printing Hard Cover Very Good in Fine Dust Jacket: 5.75 x 8.5 in.: 202 pages 

003471003471: Stated First Edition. Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Has small black remainder mark on bottom. "For anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one, this story is all too familiar. Having lost her husband to cancer, Mary Beth Crain struggled to cope with the ensuing grief. Mary Beth named the puppy Truman, after her idol, former President Harry S. Truman, whose down-to-earth wisdom she had often turned to during life's hard times. " Scarce, Out Of Print, Book.

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A. Lincoln Prairie Lawyer, Duff, John J.
2 A. Lincoln Prairie Lawyer
Duff, John J.: Bramhall House; New York, New York 1960 
Presumed First Edition Hard Cover Fine with no Dust Jacket: 6.25 x 9.25 in.: 433 pages 

004221004221: Boards are light brown cloth. Boards and pages are clean, unmarked, bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered. "This is a book about an unpretentious Midwestern lawyer, whose career at the bar, though freighted with significance, rests in comparative obscurity." Scarce, Out Of Print, Book.

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Abuse Of Power (The New Nixon Tapes), Kutler, Stanley I. (Editor)
3 Abuse Of Power (The New Nixon Tapes)
Kutler, Stanley I. (Editor): The Free Press - Simon & Schuster; 1997 0684841274 / 9780684841274
First Printing Hard Cover Fine in Fine Dust Jacket: 6.5 x 9.5 in.: 675 pages 

003708003708: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Editorial Review: "Among other things, Abuse of Power definitively answers the question of whether Nixon was directly involved in raising hush money (he was) and suggests a reason for the burglary attempt at the Watergate Hotel (financial documents that might have linked the Democratic Party chairman to Howard Hughes) . The tapes also reveal the vindictive and bigoted side to Nixon's personality, particularly as he discusses "killing" the Washington Post, and blames rich Jews for Billy Graham's tax problems. Abuse of Power only covers an additional 201 hours of tape of the near 4,000 that remain unreleased. It seems that the final chapter on Watergate has yet to be written. "

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Biography of a Chairman Mao Badge (The Creation And Mass Consumption Of A Personality Cult), Schrift, Melissa
4 Biography of a Chairman Mao Badge (The Creation And Mass Consumption Of A Personality Cult)
Schrift, Melissa: Rutgers University Press; 2001 0813529360 / 9780813529363
First Edition Hard Cover New with no Dust Jacket: 5.75 x 8.75 in.: 214 pages 

007479007479: BRAND NEW. Boards and pages are clean, unmarked, bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered, but book has no bookjacket. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. "With the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution in 1966, the regime of Chairman Mao Zedong launched a propaganda campaign aimed at disseminating inspiring images of the chairman to a skeptical populace. Thus was born the 'Mao badge', a political icon in the form of a pin that was widely distributed to create, sustain, and inflate the Mao personality cult during the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). Scholars estimate that over two billion Mao badges, featuring over fifty thousand different designs and themes, were produced. As China now enters an era in which people can more openly express their views about the Cultural Revolution, these icons have taken on new meanings, and people are wearing and talking about them in subversive ways. Melissa Schrift suggests that the badges developed "lives" that far surpass the intentions of their creators, as the Chinese ironically commodified them, both during the Cultural Revolution and today. During the Mao years, people wore the objects to symbolize their unquestioned loyalty to Mao. Yet even then many Chinese subverted the badges' symbolic meaning. Using them in socially approved rituals, they gained a measure of political credibility that masked their practice of prohibited customary rites. Biography of a Chairman Mao Badge is a work of cultural history that contributes to our understanding not only of Chinese society but, more generally, of strategies people employ in responding to and transforming the meaning of propaganda campaigns and symbols."

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Biography of a Chairman Mao Badge (The Creation And Mass Consumption Of A Personality Cult), Schrift, Melissa
5 Biography of a Chairman Mao Badge (The Creation And Mass Consumption Of A Personality Cult)
Schrift, Melissa: Rutgers University Press; 2001 0813529360 / 9780813529363
First Edition Hard Cover New with no Dust Jacket: 5.75 x 8.75 in.: 214 pages 

007480007480: BRAND NEW. Boards and pages are clean, unmarked, bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered, but book has no bookjacket. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. "With the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution in 1966, the regime of Chairman Mao Zedong launched a propaganda campaign aimed at disseminating inspiring images of the chairman to a skeptical populace. Thus was born the 'Mao badge', a political icon in the form of a pin that was widely distributed to create, sustain, and inflate the Mao personality cult during the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). Scholars estimate that over two billion Mao badges, featuring over fifty thousand different designs and themes, were produced. As China now enters an era in which people can more openly express their views about the Cultural Revolution, these icons have taken on new meanings, and people are wearing and talking about them in subversive ways. Melissa Schrift suggests that the badges developed "lives" that far surpass the intentions of their creators, as the Chinese ironically commodified them, both during the Cultural Revolution and today. During the Mao years, people wore the objects to symbolize their unquestioned loyalty to Mao. Yet even then many Chinese subverted the badges' symbolic meaning. Using them in socially approved rituals, they gained a measure of political credibility that masked their practice of prohibited customary rites. Biography of a Chairman Mao Badge is a work of cultural history that contributes to our understanding not only of Chinese society but, more generally, of strategies people employ in responding to and transforming the meaning of propaganda campaigns and symbols."

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Churchill: A Biography, Jenkins, Roy
6 Churchill: A Biography
Jenkins, Roy: Farrar Straus & Giroux; Gordonsville, Virginia 2001 0374123543 / 9780374123543
First Edition Hard Cover Fine in Very Good Dust Jacket: 6.25 x 9.5 in.: 1002 pages 

006478006478: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Dustjacket is slightly rippled at top edge near spine; else is complete and smooth. "Winston Churchill is an icon of modern history, but even though he was at the forefront of the political scene for almost sixty years, he might be remembered only as a minor player in the drama of British government had it not been for World War II. In this magesterial book, Roy Jenkin's unparalleled command of the political history of Britain and his own high-level experience combine in a narrative account of Churchill's astounding career that is unmatched in its shrewd insights, its unforgettable anecdotes, the clarity of its overarching themes, and the author's nuanced appreciation of his extraordinary subject. From a very young age, Churchill believed he was destined to play a great role in the life of his nation, and he determined to prepare himself. Jenkins shows in fascinating detail how Churchill educated himself for greatness, how he worked out his livelihood (writing) as well as his professional life (politics) , how he situated himself at every major site or moment in British imperial and governmental life. His parliamentary career was like no other - with its changes of allegiance (from the Conservative to the Liberal and back to the Conservative Party) , its troughs and humiliations, its triumphs and peaks - and for decades almost no one besides his wife discerned the greatness to come. Jenkins effortlessly evokes the spirit of Westminster through all these decades, especially the crisis years of the late 1930s and the terrifying 1940s, when at last it was clear how vital Churchill was to the very survival of England. He evaluates Churchill's other accomplishments, his writings, with equal authority. Exceptional in its breadth of knowledge and distinguished in its stylish wit and penetrating intelligence, this is one of the finest political biographies of our time. "

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First Father, First Daughter: A Memoir, Reagan, Maureen
7 First Father, First Daughter: A Memoir
Reagan, Maureen: Little Brown & Co; Boston, Massachusetts 1989 0316736317 / 9780316736312
First Edition: First Printing Hard Cover Very Good with no Dust Jacket: 6.5 x 9.5 in.: 415 pages 

006162006162: Printing Number Line (10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1) . Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. "Offers an inside account of the workings of the Reagan administration and of the President's relationship with his elder daughter, presenting many never-before-published anecdotes about the President. "

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Patriots And Redeemers In Japan (Motives In The Meiji Restoration), Wilson, George M.
8 Patriots And Redeemers In Japan (Motives In The Meiji Restoration)
Wilson, George M.: University Of Chicago Press; Chicago, Illinois 1992 0226900924 / 9780226900926
Soft Cover Fine: 5.5 x 8.5 in.: 218 pages 

004620004620: BRAND New, Still In Original Shrink-Wrap. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. "In this concise but ambitious historiographical essay, Wilson argues for an approach to the Meiji Restoration that emphasizes multiple lines of motive and action. This study forgrounds the classic contest of agency versus structure, focusing on the actors in Meiji Restoration history rather than the institutions through which they acted. "

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Shadow (Five Presidents And The Legacy Of Watergate), Woodward, Bob
9 Shadow (Five Presidents And The Legacy Of Watergate)
Woodward, Bob: Simon & Schuster; 1999 0684852624 / 9780684852621
Third Printing Hard Cover Fine in Fine Dust Jacket: 6.5 x 9.5 in.: 592 pages 

004257004257: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. "The Watergate scandal, and the remedies against future abuses of power, would have an enduring impact on presidents and the country. In SHADOW, Bob Woodward takes us deep into the administrations of Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, and Clinton to describe how each discovered that the presidency was forever altered. " Scarce, Out Of Print, Book.

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The Agenda (Inside The Clinton White House), Woodward, Bob
10 The Agenda (Inside The Clinton White House)
Woodward, Bob: Simon & Schuster; 1994 0671864866 / 9780671864866
First Printing Hard Cover Fine in Fine Dust Jacket: 6.25 x 9 in.: 352 pages 

003480003480: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. "Working behind the scenes for the eighteen months following Bill Clinton's election, conducting hundreds of interviews with administration insiders and other key officials, and gaining access to confidential internal memos, diaries, and meeting notes, Bob Woodward has discovered how the Clinton White House really works. " Scarce, Out Of Print, Book.

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The Death Of A President - November 1963 : November 20 - November 25, 1963, Manchester, William
11 The Death Of A President - November 1963 : November 20 - November 25, 1963
Manchester, William: Harper & Row, Publishers; 1967 
First Edition: First Printing Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket: 6.5 x 9.5 in.: 710 pages 

011312011312: Bookjacket/dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Dustjacket is complete but has two small, repaired, edge cuts. Boards and pages are clean, unmarked, bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Front and back endpapers have a detailed Chronology of events and Map showing the Route of the State Funeral which has a light pen line on it. Otherwise, would have classified book as in Fine Condition.

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The White House Family Cookbook, Haller, Henry / Aronson, Virginia
12 The White House Family Cookbook
Haller, Henry / Aronson, Virginia: Random House; New York, New York 1987 0394556577 / 9780394556574
Seventh Printing Hard Cover Fine in Fine Dust Jacket: 8.25 x 9.5 in.: 441 pages Signed by Author

006555006555: SIGNED/INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR "TO TODD - WITH MY BEST WISHES HENRY HALLER". Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Back flyleaf is complete but creased. "Two Decades of Recipes, a Dash of Reminiscence, and a Pinch of History from America's Most Famous Kitchen. Now Henry Haller, White House Executive chef for more than twenty years, shares more than 250 best-loved recipes of the past five presidential households, each and every one an all-American classic. Administration by administration, Chef Haller takes us on a culinary tour of office, stopping at breakfast nooks, ranch dinners, and 'just family' Sunday-night suppers as well as weddings, banquets, and sumptuous State Dinners. " Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. : Signed by Author

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The White House Family Cookbook, Haller, Henry / Aronson, Virginia
13 The White House Family Cookbook
Haller, Henry / Aronson, Virginia: Random House; New York, New York 1987 0394556577 / 9780394556574
First Edition: Twelfth Printing Hard Cover Fine in Fine Dust Jacket: 8.25 x 9.5 in.: 441 pages 

007778007778: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. "Two Decades of Recipes, a Dash of Reminiscence, and a Pinch of History from America's Most Famous Kitchen. Now Henry Haller, White House Executive chef for more than twenty years, shares more than 250 best-loved recipes of the past five presidential households, each and every one an all-American classic. Administration by administration, Chef Haller takes us on a culinary tour of office, stopping at breakfast nooks, ranch dinners, and 'just family' Sunday-night suppers as well as weddings, banquets, and sumptuous State Dinners." Scarce, Out Of Print, Book.

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The White House Family Cookbook, Haller, Henry / Aronson, Virginia
14 The White House Family Cookbook
Haller, Henry / Aronson, Virginia: Random House; New York, New York 1987 0394556577 / 9780394556574
First Edition: Fourth Printing Hard Cover Fine in Fine Dust Jacket: 8.25 x 9.5 in.: 441 pages 

007776007776: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. "Two Decades of Recipes, a Dash of Reminiscence, and a Pinch of History from America's Most Famous Kitchen. Now Henry Haller, White House Executive chef for more than twenty years, shares more than 250 best-loved recipes of the past five presidential households, each and every one an all-American classic. Administration by administration, Chef Haller takes us on a culinary tour of office, stopping at breakfast nooks, ranch dinners, and 'just family' Sunday-night suppers as well as weddings, banquets, and sumptuous State Dinners." Scarce, Out Of Print, Book.

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Theodore Rex, Morris, Edmund
15 Theodore Rex
Morris, Edmund: Random House Inc; 2001 0394555090 / 9780394555096
Hard Cover Fine in Very Good Dust Jacket: 5.75 x 8.75 in.: 772 pages 

005709005709: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Boards and pages are clean, unmarked, brightly colored, tightly bound and sharp cornered. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Dustjacket has some small, well-repaired by archival tape, cuts along bottom edge. Believe book is a BCE, due to smaller size and no price on dustjacket, even though Copyright Page states First Edition, with a correct number line for Random House, beginning with a 2. "It begins by following the new President (still the youngest in American history) as he comes down from Mount Marcy, New York, to take his emergency oath of office in Buffalo, one hundred years ago. A detailed prologue describes TR's assumption of power and journey to Washington, with the assassinated President McKinley riding behind him like a ghost of the nineteenth century. (Trains rumble throughout this irresistibly moving narrative, as TR crosses and recrosses the nation. ) Traveling south through a succession of haunting landscapes, TR encounters harbingers of all the major issues of the new century-Imperialism, Industrialism, Conservation, Immigration, Labor, Race-plus the overall challenge that intimidated McKinley: how to harness America's new power as the world's richest nation. Theodore Rex (the title is taken from a quip by Henry James) tells the story of the following seven and a half years-years in which TR entertains, infuriates, amuses, strong-arms, and seduces the body politic into a state of almost total subservience to his will. It is not always a pretty story: one of the revelations here is that TR was hated and feared by a substantial minority of his fellow citizens. Wall Street, the white South, Western lumber barons, even his own Republican leadership in Congress strive to harness his steadily increasing power. ": Book Club Edition (BCE)

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