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Sin In The Second City (Madams, Ministers, Playboys, And The Battle For America's Soul)

By: Abbott, Karen

Price: $26.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Random House: 2007

Edition: First Edition: Fourth Printing

Store ID: 007273


007273: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Boards and pages are clean, unmarked, bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. "Step into the perfumed parlors of the Everleigh Club, the most famous brothel in American history–and the catalyst for a culture war that rocked the nation. With a cast of characters that includes Jack Johnson, John Barrymore, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., William Howard Taft, “Hinky Dink” Ken... View more info

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The De-Valuing Of America (The Fight For Our Culture And Our Children)

By: Bennett, William J.

Price: $15.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Summit Books: 1992

Edition: Fifth Printing

Store ID: 001788


001788: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Review: "This is a predictable memoir of Bennett's trials and tribulations as chairperson of the National Endowment for the Humanities, secretary of the Department of Education, and directorate ("Drug Czar") of the National Drug Control Policy. The interest here is not specifically with the substance of what he said and wrote (copiously available elsewhere) but how he a... View more info

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Princeton Readings In Political Thought (Essential Texts Since Plato)

By: Cohen, Mitchell (Editor) / Fermon, Nicole (Editor)

Price: $46.00

Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey, Princeton University Press: 1996

Edition: Fourth Printing

Store ID: 004831


004831: Corner edges of front cover are slightly creased and spine is creased from reading. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. "One of the most engaging and up-to-date samplers of the standard works of Western political thinking from antiquity through modern times. Organized chronologically, from Thucydides to Foucault, the book brings together forty-four selections of enduring intellectual value--key articles, book excerpts, essays, and speeches--that have shaped our under... View more info

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The Encyclopedia Of World Theater (With 420 Illustrations And An Index Of Play Titles)

By: Esslin, Martin (Editor & Introduction By)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1977

Edition: First Printing

Store ID: 006632


006632: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Has complete number line, indicating First Printing (1 3 5 7 9 11 13 15 17 19 I/C 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2) . Boards and pages are clean, unmarked, brightly colored, tightly bound and sharp cornered. Dustjacket is complete but slightly rippled. Contains 2000 Entries, 420 Illustrations, Index of 5000 Play Titles. Book is based upon Friedrichs Theaterlexikon by Karl Groning and Wern... View more info

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Speech, Crime, And The Uses Of Language

By: Greenawalt, Kent

Price: $26.00

Publisher: Cary, North Carolina, Oxford University Press: 1989

Edition: First Printing

Store ID: 006438


006438: Printing Number Line (9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1) . Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Top edge of dustjacket has small stain on inside. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. "In this book Greenawalt explores the three-way relationship between the idea of freedom of speech, the law of crimes, and the many uses of language. He begins by considering free speech as a political principle, and after a thorough and incisive analysis of the justifications commonly ... View more info

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For All Mankind

By: Hurt, Harry (Author) / Reinert, Al (Interviews By)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Morgan Entrekin Book - Atlantic Monthly Press: 1988

Edition: First Printing

Store ID: 003900


003900: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Stated First Printing. Dustjacket has some very small cuts along edges and has a small dent/hole in the front which has also slightly dented a small area in the front board. Otherwise, boards and pages are clean, bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered. "From 1968 to 1972 twenty-four astronauts went to the moon. For the first time, men set foot on another world. Here, in the words of the men who went the... View more info

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American Slavery 1619-1877

By: Kolchin, Peter

Price: $26.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Hill & Wang Pub: 1993

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Store ID: 005125


005125: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Boards and pages are tightly bound, sharp cornered, but inside of jacket is stained black from book cloth binding apparently having become damp and bled onto jacket, also slightly wrinkling bottom edge of jacket. No tears or cuts. "A concise, engaging overview of American slavery from the beginning of the colonial era to emancipation and its aftermath. Kolchin takes a broad geographical perspective, putti... View more info

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Comparative Politics (A Policy Approach)

By: Kryzanek, Michael J.

Price: $39.50

Publisher: Boulder, Colorado, Westview Press - Perseus Books Group: 2004

Edition: First Printing

Store ID: 006531


006531: Printing Number Line (10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1) . Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. "A unique text in that it integrates a comprehensive study of eight nations with critical policy issues facing those nations. The individual chapters on the United States, the United Kingdom, the Russian Federation, Japan, China, Mexico, South Africa and Iraq provide a wide-ranging examination of nations that are representative of the diversity in decision-making frameworks and politica... View more info

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Race And Ethnic Relations (American And Global Perspectives)

By: Marger, Martin N.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Belmont, California, Thomson - Wadsworth: 2002

Edition: Sixth Edition: First Printing

Store ID: 006441


006441: No Jacket as Issued. Printing Number Line (1 2 3 4 5 6 7 03 02) . "This is the only race and ethnic relations text available that combines international materials with the traditional material that focuses on American racial and ethnic issues. This text offers instructors an opportunity to introduce comparative content in their courses while not sacrificing an American focus. " Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. : 6.5 x 9.5 in.: 652 pages View more info

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Speaking Freely (A Guided Tour Of American English From Plymouth Rock To Silicon Valley)

By: Soukhanov, Anne H. / Flexner, Stuart Berg

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Oxford University Press: 1997

Edition: First Printing

Store ID: 004676


004676: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Here we discover not only the origin and history of many of our most delightful words but also the changing cultural conditions that produced them. With chapters on Americanisms, cyberspace, advertising, fighting words, fitness, geography, economics, sex, crime, gender, generation gaps, and many other subjects, Speaking Freely covers the whole spectrum of language in America from t... View more info

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The Will Rogers Scrapbook

By: Sterling, Bryan B. (Editor)

Price: $22.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1976

Edition: First Printing

Store ID: 005403


005403: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Stated First Printing. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Foreword by James Blake Rogers. "A Nostalgic Return to Will Rogers' America * Plus 100 Photographs and Exclusive Interview with Some of Rogers' Famous Friends. Share memories of Will Rogers with Joel McCrea, Peggy Wood, Dorothy Stone Collins and Charles Collins, Lew Ayres, Hal Roach, Sr. , Irene Rich, Evelyn Venable Mohr and Hal Mohr, Patricia Ziegfeld St... View more info

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Constitutional History And Political Development Of The United States

By: Sterne, Simon

Price: $40.50

Publisher: Cassell, Peetter, Galpin & Co.: 1882

Edition: First Edition: First Printing

Store ID: 013614


013614: This is the actual, original book; this is NOT a recent reprint. Boards are dark orange-red with black lettering on the front cover and gilt lettering on the spine. Boards and pages are clean, unmarked, bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Copy has a prior owner's name, address and date (1975) neatly written on inside of front board. Content Chapters include: Constitution of the United States * The Legislative Department * The E... View more info

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A Nation Of Victims (The Decay Of The American Character)

By: Sykes, Charles J.

Price: $17.00

Publisher: New York, New York, St. Martin's Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition: First Printing

Store ID: 001786


001786: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Jacket's front flap is creased. Worn spot on front flyleaf from removed original owner's nameplate. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Review "In a trenchant and tonic analysis of America's loss of backbone, the author of The Hollow Men alleges that we have become a nation of self-proclaimed victims. " I am not responsible; it's not my fault" is the common refrain linking compulsive gamblers, co-dependen... View more info

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Man At Work (400 Years In Paintings And Bronzes - Labor And The Evolution Of Industry In Art)

By: Turk, Klaus

Price: $44.00

Publisher: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, MSOE - Milwaukee School Of Engineering: 2003

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Store ID: 004164


004164: No Jacket as Issued. Copy displays ISBN#0912804404 on back cover and back of title page, but is an invalid ISBN # - due to misprinting by publisher. "This volume presents the Eckhart G. Grohmann Collection At Milwaukee School of Engineering. The collection consists of more than 400 paintings and bronzes, depicting work and industry. It comprises a time span of 400 years and allows a comprehensive insight into the history of individual labor, trades, industry... View more info

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Man At Work (400 Years In Paintings And Bronzes - Labor And The Evolution Of Industry In Art)

By: Turk, Klaus

Price: $43.00

Publisher: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, MSOE - Milwaukee School Of Engineering: 2003

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Store ID: 004681


004681: No Jacket as Issued. Copy displays ISBN#0912804404 on back cover and back of title page, but is an invalid ISBN # - due to misprinting by publisher. "This volume presents the Eckhart G. Grohmann Collection At Milwaukee School of Engineering. The collection consists of more than 400 paintings and bronzes, depicting work and industry. It comprises a time span of 400 years and allows a comprehensive insight into the history of individual labor, trades, industry... View more info

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U. S. News & World Report Magazine - September 19, 1994 (Sexual Predators - Can They Be Stopped?)

By: U. S. News & World Report

Price: $16.00

Publisher: U. S. News & World Report: 1994

Store ID: 006062


006062: U. S. News & World Report Magazine (September 19, 1994) Sexual Predators - Can They Be Stopped? Complete Original Magazine. Cover Stories include: The Tragic US Air Crash * Cash-Back Credit Cards. Corner of front cover is lightly creased and has blank label placed over original subscriber's address. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. : 8 x 10.5 in.: 84 pages View more info

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U. S. News & World Report Magazine - November 28, 1994 (Are You Losing Your Mind?)

By: U. S. News & World Report

Price: $16.00

Publisher: U. S. News & World Report: 1994

Store ID: 006069


006069: U. S. News & World Report Magazine (November 28, 1994) Are You Losing Your Mind? Complete Original Magazine. Cover Stories include: Politics: The GOP's Values Agenda * Personal Tech Guide * Debunking The Myths About How The Brain Ages * What You Can Do To Keep Yourself Mentally Sharp. Front cover is lightly creased and has blank label placed over original subscriber's address. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. : 8 x 10.5 in.: 136 pages View more info

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U. S. News & World Report Magazine - June 18, 1990 (Best Ways To Stay Healthy)

By: U. S. News & World Report

Price: $16.00

Publisher: U. S. News & World Report: 1990

Store ID: 006079


006079: U. S. News & World Report Magazine (June 18, 1990) Best Ways To Stay Healthy. Complete Original Magazine. Cover Stories include: The Ten Most Important New Developments Plus The A-To-Z Health Almanac * 1990 Annual Health Guide. Front cover is lightly creased and has blank label placed over original subscriber's address. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. : 8 x 10.75 in.: 92 pages View more info

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U. S. News & World Report Magazine - October 17, 1994 (Sex In America)

By: U. S. News & World Report

Price: $16.00

Publisher: U. S. News & World Report: 1994

Store ID: 006084


006084: U. S. News & World Report Magazine (October 17, 1994) Sex in America. Complete Original Magazine. Cover Stories include: A Massive New Survey, The Most Authoritative Ever, Reveals What We Do Behind The Bedroom Door * The New White Underclass * The GOP's Solid South. Front cover is lightly creased and has blank label placed over original subscriber's address. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. : 8 x 10.5 in.: 92 pages View more info

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Penology For Profit (A History Of The Texas Prison System, 1867-1912)

By: Walker, Donald R.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: College Station, Texas, Texas A & M University Press: 1988

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Store ID: 006537


006537: Dustjacket now protected by Archival Quality Mylar Cover. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Texas A&M Southwestern Studies Number Seven. "Before the discovery of oil and the advent of Progressivism to Texas, the state dealt with prison overcrowding by leasing convicts and their labor to private industry and funneling the profits into the state's coffers. In this book, the first on convict leasing in Texas, historian Donald Walker examines all the economic, social, ... View more info

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Women, Violence, And English Renaissance Literature : Essays Honoring Paul Jorgensen : Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies Series

By: Woodbridge, Linda (Editor) / Beehler, Sharon (Editor)

Price: $59.00

Publisher: Tempe, Arizona, ACMRS - Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies: 2003

Edition: First Edition: First Printing

Store ID: 012699


012699: Bookjacket/dustjacket now protected by a New Brodart Mylar Cover. Boards and pages are clean, unmarked, bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. "In these fourteen chapters, the authors range over a variety of approaches to the subject of represented violence towards and by women, and in every case violence is regarded primarily as a physical act. Rape, mutilation, kidnapping, and murder all figure in the Part One accounts of fema... View more info