New York, N.Y. Konecky & Konecky, 2000. Reprint Edition. Hardcover. 382 pages. Includes 4 maps from the French and Indian Wars; 25 maps from the American Revolutionary War; 6 maps from the war of 1812; 5 maps from the Texas War for Independence and War with Mexico; 41 maps from the Civil War; 8 maps from the Wars with the Native American; and a General map of the battle site from the Attack on Pearl Harbor. Mailing label of previous owner inside front cover. Hubbard Cobb (August 5, 1917 – September 27, 2006) was an American writer. A newspaper and radio personality, he was also the editor of The American Home and Ladies' Home Journal and the author of a number of books, including his 1950 debut Your Dream Home: How to Build It For Less Than $3500, The Amateur Builder's Handbook and 1970's The Dream House Encyclopedia. Cited as "an authority on home improvement and building", he was widely known in the Do it yourself publishing field, with a column running from the 1940s through the 1960s. He also spoke out about the unrealistic pressures on American women of the 1960s.
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New York, N.Y. Alfred A. Knopf, 1973. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. xiv, , 495,  xvii,  pages. Minor wear and soiling to cover. Bookplate on fep. Pencil markings and comments noted throughout. Preface, Notes, Selected Bibliography, and Index. Chapters cover The Making of an Old Bolshevik; The Triumph of Radicalism in 1917; The Politics of Civil War; Marxist Theory and Bolshevik Policy: Bukharin's Historical Materialism; Rethinking Bolshevism; Bukharinism and the Road to Socialism; The Duumvirate: Bukharin as Co-Leader; The Crises of Moderation; The Fall of Bukharin and the Coming of Stalin's Revolution; The Last Bolshevik; and Epilogue: Bukharin and Bukharinism in History. Stephen Frand Cohen (November 25, 1938 – September 18, 2020) was an American scholar of Russian studies. His academic work concentrated on modern Russian history since the Bolshevik Revolution and Russia's relationship with the United States. In his first book, Bukharin and the Bolshevik Revolution, a biography of Nikolai Bukharin, a leading Bolshevik official and editor of Pravda, the official newspaper of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Cohen argued that Communism in the Soviet Union could have easily taken a different direction, not leading to Joseph Stalin's dictatorship and purges. Cohen wrote that it was possible for Bukharin to have succeeded Lenin and that the Soviet Union under Bukharin would have had greater openness, economic flexibility, and democracy. The book was widely praised, with economic historian Alec Nove describing it as 'the best book on the USSR to be published for many years'.
Gaithersburg, Maryland: Old Soldier Books, Inc., c1987. reprint edition, presumed first printing thus. Pamphlet. , 17 pages, plus covers. Illustrated cover. Two other illustrations. Topics covered include his standing as a famous Confederate Cavalry Leader, and his unusual and important uses of cavalry in war. Both Stuart and Lee knew that it was a far more important work than most supposed, and that its results were infinitely greater than prisoners taken, wagon trains destroyed, the enemy's communications cut, and the like. Mosby's warfare was encouraged and his exploits praised by General Stuart and General Lee for the best of reasons. They know well that it was a far more important work than most supposed, and that its results were infinitely greater than prisoners taken, wagon trains destroyed, the enemy's communications cut, and the like. A reprint of an essay written about 1915 by a member of the 16th New York Cavalry Regiment. Collins, highlights Mosby's wartime exploits. This appears to have been based on an essay, reprinted from The New Haven Register, Nov. 6, 1910 and "Circulated in Hartford, at the time of Col. Mosby's lecture, Dec. 10, 1910.
New York: Harper & Brothers, c1925. Memorial Edition stated on DJ. Hardcover. , 180,  pages. Occasional footnotes. Illustrations. Corners of some pages bumped. Red cloth. DJ, in pieces, with flaps separated, and states Memorial Edition. Conwell was the founder of Temple University, Philadelphia. Russell Herman Conwell (February 15, 1843 – December 6, 1925) was an American Baptist minister, orator, philanthropist, author, lawyer, and writer. He is best remembered as the founder and first president of Temple University in Philadelphia, as the Pastor of The Baptist Temple, and for his inspirational lecture, "Acres of Diamonds". The original inspiration for "Acres of Diamonds", his most famous essay, occurred in 1869 when Conwell was traveling in the Middle East. The work began as a speech, "at first given," wrote Conwell in 1913, "before a reunion of my old comrades of the Forty-sixth Massachusetts Regiment" It was delivered as a lecture on the Chautauqua circuit prior to 1882 and was first published in book form in 1890 by the John Y. Huber Company. Conwell would deliver it over 6,152. The central idea is that one need not look elsewhere for opportunity, achievement, or fortune; the resources to achieve all good things are present in one's own community. This theme is developed by an introductory anecdote about a man who wanted to find diamonds so badly that he sold his property and went off in search for them. The new owner of his home discovered that a diamond mine was located right on the property. Conwell elaborates on the theme through examples of success, genius, service, or other virtues involving ordinary Americans contemporary to his audience.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1917. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Hardcover. xix, , 596,  pages. Illustrations. Index. Slightly cocked. Ex-library with usual library markings. This is volume XXXII of The American Statesmen series. This series ultimately comprised of 39 text volumes and a 40th, General Index, volume. The times were chaotic beyond comparison. Into this sea of troubles President Grant was thrust. A friend of the South, he yet did not know how to stay the hand of rapacity and bitter race hatred; an enemy of corruption, he could not keep the skirts of his own household clean. General Grant, the hero of Appomattox, will ever be a figure of commanding interest; President Grant was in a more difficult situation, and his life at this period compels attention if not approval. Mr. Coolidge's biography sets before us clearly the issues and complexities of the presidential term of 1869-77. Perhaps its chief interest and value lie in its illuminating chapters on a troubled epoch.
New York: G. Howard Watt, 1930. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 479,  pages. Frontispiece. Illustrations. Sources Cites. Notes. Index. No DJ present. Scuff inside the front cover. Ink notation on fep. Louis C. Fraina (October 7, 1892 – September 15, 1953) was a founding member of the Communist Party USA in 1919. After running afoul of the Communist International in 1921 over the alleged misappropriation of funds, Fraina left the organized radical movement, emerging in 1926 as a left wing public intellectual by the name of Lewis Corey. During the McCarthy era, deportation proceedings were initiated against Fraina-Corey. After a protracted legal battle, Corey died of a cerebral hemorrhage before the action against him was formally abandoned. In 1918 Fraina was responsible for the first post-revolutionary collection of the writings of V.I. Lenin and Leon Trotsky to be published in the United States.] The book, entitled The Proletarian Revolution in Russia, gave English-speaking readers their first glimpse at the ideas of the Russian Communist Party. Disillusioned with the incessant factionalism that seemed to render the fledgling communist movement impotent, Fraina and family returned to the United States from Mexico in 1923. The allure of writing again began to call Fraina, however, and in May 1926 he published the first of a handful of articles in the liberal news weekly, The New Republic. Fraina marked his comeback with the adoption of a new pen name — Lewis Corey — a name formed by adapting his first name and middle initial. This pseudonym was made permanent through a legal name change. In the film Reds, Fraina was portrayed by Paul Sorvino.
New York: D. Appleton-Century Company, 1942. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. , 295,  pages. A Note to the Reader. Inscribed by the author on the fep. Inscription reads For Cornelia Colton with love from Maribelle Cormack. DJ has some wear and soiling and is in a plastic sleeve. Some endpaper soiling. Maribelle Cormack (January 11, 1902-1984) was a museum director and author. Cormack attended Cornell, (A.B. English Literature), University of Vienna and Geneva (botanical summer school), and Brown University (M.A. Botany). She is known for her interests in nature and astronomy and held a weekly nature story hour for children. Two of her books Horns the Gurand Land for my Sons have been done in Braille. This book was reviewed in The New York Times on February 21, 1943!
Lawrence, Kansas: University Press of Kansas, 1987. Third Printing stated. Trade paperback. xviii, 342 pages. Includes a new Forward by Herman Hattaway, Preface, Acknowledgments, Notes on Sources, Critical Bibliography, Bibliographic Update, and Index. Some edge soiling noted. This work was originally published in 1956. Eight years after President Harry S. Truman ordered an end to racial discrimination in the United States armed forces in 1948, Dudley Taylor Cornish, a thirty-year-old veteran of World War II, who had acquired a Ph.D. degree in history from the University of Colorado and begun his teaching career at Pittsburg State University in Kansas. He moved on to Pittsburg State University from which he retired and became a Professor Emeritus.