USA History Books
There are 112 books in this catalogue.
Book Number: 66178
Simon & Schuster 1992. 8vo softcover 1120pp Good, top edge soiled, laminate lifting on edge of front cover. Illustrated with photo's. This warm biography of Harry Truman is both an historical evaluation of his presidency and a paean to the man''s rock-solid American values. Truman was a compromise candidate for vice president, almost an accidental president after Roosevelt''s death 12 weeks into his fourth term. Truman''s stunning come-from-behind victory in the 1948 election showed how his personal qualities of integrity and straightforwardness were appreciated by ordinary Americans, perhaps, as McCullough notes, because he was one himself. His presidency was dominated by enormously controversial issues: he dropped the atomic bomb on Japan, established anti-Communism as the bedrock of American foreign policy, and sent U.S. troops into the Korean War. In this winner of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize, McCullough argues that history has validated most of Truman''s war-time and Cold War decisions.
John F. Kennedy: An Unfinished Life 1917-1963
Book Number: 65866
Allen Lane 2003 8vo hardcover 838pp index, b/w illus. very good. / good, creased & rubbed d/w. Drawing upon previously unavailable material and never-before opened archives, we learn for the first time just how sick Kennedy was, what medications he took and how severely his medical condition affected his actions as President. We learn the real story of how he became Attorney General and the path he would have taken with Vietnam.
Child Life in Colonial Days
Earle, Alice Morse
Book Number: 64443
Macmillan, New York, 1899. 8vo. original cloth hardcover. 418pp. index, b/w illus. Very good.
Poway a Pictorial History
Poway Historical Society
Book Number: 5146
Poway Historical Society. 1995 4to. stapled wraps. 56pp. b/w photo. very good.
Blood of Noble Men: The Alamo Siege and Battle
Huffines, Alan C.
Book Number: 36004
Austin, TX Eakin Press 1999 4to hardcover 221pp index, b/w illus. near fine / near fine d/w. Texas military historian Huffines assembles extracts from letters and other primary, or at least contemporary, sources to detail the activities and thoughts of the defending Texans and attacking Mexicans during the fatal 13 days in February and March 1836 that have become part of US mythology. Gary S. Zaboly contributes line drawings and sketches of characters, scenes, weapons, dress, and other aspects and begins each chapter with an aerial view pointing out positions and salient features.
Gumbo Ya-Ya: A Collection of Louisiana Folk Tales
Saxon, Lyle; Tallant, Robert; Dreyer, Edward
Book Number: 60314
Bonanza Books; New York n.d. circa 1970s. 8vo. hardcover. 587pp. index, b/w illus. Fine. / Fine d/w.
Under fire : an American story
Book Number: 29504
New York, NY HarperCollins Publishers 1991 8vo hardcover 446pp index, b/w illus. very good / very good d/w. In this candid book, Oliver North, the man who has been at the centre of the Iran-Contra controversy tells the story of his life. He reveals the inside story behind the headlines and stresses the importance of his family and his enduring faith, which have seen him through the toughest times.
The Big Bankroll
Book Number: 3912
Gollancz. London. 1959. 1st edition. Hardcover. Red cloth. Gilt lettering. 8to. 369pp. Index. A very good copy in yellow d/w. d/w has some small tears. Rare.
Report From Ground Zero - The Story Of The Rescue Efforts At The World Trade Center
Book Number: 47175
Viking 2002 8vo softcover 366pp very good. Illustrated with map, list of firefighters, photo's. Smith uses his unique background as both respected writer and experienced firefighter to tell the story of the disaster and its aftermath as only an insider could do. With first person testimonies from dozens of the recuers who were present as the twin towers were attacked, evacuated and then fell.
A Pictorial History Of The Confederacy
Book Number: 20113
New York. bonanza books. 4to. hardcover. 288pp. index. b/w illus. very good. / good, chipped d/w.
Prelude to Glory
Book Number: 27712
Sioux Falls, S.D. Brevet Press, 1974. First printing 4to hardcover 279pp index, b/w illus. very good / good d/w. Includes bibliographical references.
Civil War in Color A Photographic Reenactment of the War Between the States
Guntzelman, John C.
Book Number: 61645
Sterling 2012 Square 4to. Hardcover in d/w. 256pp. Near fine. Includes Ready to frame Fine Art Print. Offers a stunning and remarkable record of people and places during the turbulent conflict that threatened to rip the United States apart.
Book Number: 44502
Milsons Point, N.S.W. Random House Australia 2002 8vo hardcover 397pp index. very good / very good d/w.
American Civilisation An introduction
Hollander, A.N. den & Skard, Sigmund (eds)
Book Number: 4777
Longmans, London 1968 large 8vo. 523pp. + b/w plates. Index. Very good, light foxing to endpapers, minor edge wear. / very good, lightly chipped d/w.
My American Journey
Book Number: 4982
New York, NY Random House, Inc. 1995. large 8vo. Hardcover. 643pp. + b/w plates. Index. Very good. / very good d/w.
Henry Adams : and the American Experiment
Contosta, David R
Book Number: 5386
Boston: Little, Brown and Co. 1980 1st Printing 8vo. hardcover. 159pp. index. very good. / very good, lightly chipped d/w.