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1 (Dodge, William E.) Dodge, D. Stuart, compiler and editor MEMORIALS OF WILLIAM E. DODGE
New York: Anson D. F. Randolph and Company, (1887). First edition. Hardcover. Very good plus in dark green cloth with gilt titling to spine and top edge gilt; chocolate brown endpapers; with tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Dodge. 
Treated in this hefty tribute to Dodge's life and works are his business career, his political accomplishments, his efforts on behalf of Indians and blacks, his travels, and his religious activities. Illustrated with engravings from Daguerrotypes. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2 (Eisenhower, Dwight D.). Longgood, William F.; Gossner, Simone Daro, picture editor IKE: A Pictorial Biography
New York: Time-Life Books, (1969). 0809408252 / 9780809408252 First edition: Trade Paperback Original. Trade Paperback. Near fine in glossy photo-pictorial wraps. 144 pages; with credits. Quarto. 
A biography of Eisenhower covering his youth, his role as Supreme Commander of the Allied Armies during World War II, his two terms in the White House, and his years as former President, told through text and hundreds of b&w photographs and illustrations. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3 (Grow, Galusha A.). Ilisevich, Robert D. GALUSHA A. GROW: The People's Candidate
(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania): University of Pittsburgh Press, (1989). 0822936062 / 9780822936060 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in burgundy cloth with gilt lettering to the spine; in a photo-pictorial dust jacket. 320 pages, frontispiece b&w photograph of Grow, notes, bibliography, and an index. 
Grow was elected by Pennsylvania to the House of Representatives as a Democrat in the years before the Civil War, but joined the Republicans because of the Democratic party's position on slavery. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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4 (Roosevelt, Franklin D.). Rosenbaum, Herbert D. & Bartelme, Elizabeth, editors FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT: The Man, the Myth, the Era, 1882-1945
New York/Westport, Connecticut/London: Greenwood Press, (1987). 0313259496 / 9780313259494 First edition. Number 189 in the Contributions in Political Science series. Hardcover. Fine in blue cloth with gilt lettering to the front cover and spine; no dust jacket issued. 411 pages, program of conference, contributors, name index, and a subject index, 
A collection of papers about President Roosevelt which were originally presented at Hofstra University's presidential conference in 1981, including pieces on his response to Hitler, the New Deal, his foreign policy, and impact on America's future. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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5 Balakian, Peter BLACK DOG OF FATE: A Memoir
(New York): BasicBooks, (1997). 046500704X / 9780465007042 First edition. Hardcover. Spine ends lightly bumped, else near fine in a photo-pictorial dust jacket with a tiny closed edge tear and faint creases to the upper spine, and a nick to the lower edge of the rear panel. 289 pages; map of Armenia endpapers, family trees, and sources. 
The autobiography of Balakian, an award-winning poet of an Armenian family raised in New Jersey, who attempts to come to terms with his family's difficult history in their native country. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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6 Ball, John AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF JOHN BALL: 1794-1884
California: The Arthur H. Clarke Company, 1925. First edition. Illustrated with eight photographic plates in b&w, on coated stock, including frontispiece. Hardcover. Light foxing to upper and fore-edges, previous owner's small address label to front pastedown, else near fine in hunter green cloth lettered in gilt; in a photo-illustrated dust jacket with mild fading to spine, much of front inside flap has been excised. 
John Ball chronicles his extraordinary life and journeys across America, as well as his trips around Hawaii and South America, in the days when covered wagons, clipper ships and whaling boats were not romance but an everyday incident of travel. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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New Haven and London: Yale University Press, (1997). 0300065620 / 9780300065626 First edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in a photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
First major work about the daughter of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a powerful figure in the feminist movement in her own right. Illustrated with period photographs. 353 pages, notes to chapters, index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8 Haydon, Charles B.; Sears, Stephen W., editor FOR COUNTRY, CAUSE & LEADER: The Civil War Journal of Charles B. Haydon
New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1993. 0395663601 / 9780395663608 First edition. Hardcover. Tiny dot to the upper page edges, else very nearly fine; in an illustrated dust jacket. Jacket illustration ''Kearny at Williamsburg'' by Alfred R. Waud. 371 pages; frontispiece photograph of Haydon, and an index. 
The diary of Union soldier Haydon from his enlistment in April, 1861 at the age of twenty-seven--with a college education and a beginning law practice--to his death on March 14, 1864, from a type of pneumonia contracted after an injury. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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(Minneapolis, Minnesota): The University of Minnesota Press, (1931). First edition. Hardcover. Near fine, with pages lightly tanned, as expected, and offsetting to pages 80-83; in an illustrated dust jacket that exhibits fading to the spine panel, nicking, edgewear, a few short closed edge tears, rubbing, and 2.5'' by 1.5'' chip to front panel. 
The autobiography of a traveling agent for a farm mortgage company, Humphrey presents a first-hand account of the late 19th Century in the Middle Northwest, that the New Republic called, "a valuable historical document and an exciting narrative". 
Price: 25.00 USD
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10 Koenig, Louis W. BRYAN: A Political Biography Of William Jennings Bryan
New York: Putnam's, (1971). First edition. Blue cloth with gilt lettering to the front cover and spine. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket with two tiny patches of rubbing to the lower spine panel. 736 pages, notes, sources, and an index. 
The life story of Bryan an orator, lawyer in the Scopes trial made famous in the play INHERIT THE WIND, three-time Presidential candidate, and Secretary of State. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11 McGovern, George TERRY: My Daughter's Life-And-Death Struggle with Alcoholism
New York: Villard, (1996). 0679447970 / 9780679447979 First edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in maroon cloth over boards with gilt lettering to the front cover and spine; in a photo-pictorial dust jacket. 208 pages with nine b&w photographs. Small octavo. 
Senator George McGovern's devastating account of his daughter's alcoholism which culminated in her freezing to death in a snow bank in Madison, Wisconsin at the age of forty-five. This book is McGovern's attempt to come to terms with her demise. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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12 Rickover, H.G. EMINENT AMERICANS: Namesakes of the Polaris Submarine Fleet
(Washington, D.C.): (U.S. Government Printing Office), (1972). First edition. Trade Paperback. Trade Paperback. Very light soiling to the covers, and a rough spine (production flaw), else near fine in illustrated glossy white wraps. 316 pages, frontispiece photograph of the author, seven b&w photographs, and an index. 
Biographies of the forty-one prominent Americans who had nuclear powered submarines capable of carrying Polaris missiles named after them. The men who were selected are all well-known figures who helped defend America's freedom. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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