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'.
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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.
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.
Fort McCoy, FL: Criswell's & Criswell's Publications, 1980. Second Edition. Hardcover. v, , 374,  pages. Illustrations. This is Vol. II Second Edition of Criswell's Currency Series. The first edition was published in 1961. Grover C. Criswell Jr. was one of the nation's best-known numismatists. Criswell had served on the Board of Governors of the American Numismatic Association for a total of 22 years, including a two-year term as president from 1977 to 1979. Criswell was an expert on Confederate paper money, and wrote several books on the subject. He was a dealer in this material, as well -- and his personal collection was among the most extensive ever formed, causing him to be dubbed "the richest man in the world ... in Confederate money." In 1972, Criswell launched Bank Note Reporter, a paper money journal. He was a founder of the Society of Paper Money Collectors, a founder and president of Florida United Numismatists and an active member of numerous other coin clubs and societies, including the prestigious Rittenhouse Society.
New York, N.Y. Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1949. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. , 313,  pages. DJ has some wear, soiling, tears and chips. This has become a recognized classic in the James Gang field. Author's Note, Principals in the Drama, Introduction, Sources, Necrology of the Bandits, The James Family Today, and Index, as well as chapters on The Boyhood of Jesse James; The Border Warfare Makes Its Mark; Jesse James Begins to Ride; The Dual Nature of Jesse James; The Boys in Iowa, Kansas, and Kentucky; The James Boys Look to the Railroad; Jesse is Married; The Bomb Explosion; Jesse and the Widow; The Northfield Bank Robbery; The Incredible Ride of the Bandits; The End of the Minnesota Manhunt; Jesse Goes Farming in Tennessee; Back to the Old Ways; Jesse in Kentucky; Jesse James Moves to St. Joseph, Mo.; The Betrayal of Jesse James; His Widow Testifies; Jesse Is Buried in His Mother's Yard; The Surrender of Frank James; Frank as a Free Man; The Girl Who Married Frank James; The Death of Bob Ford; The Man Who Killed the Man Who Killed Jesse James. Jesse goes to His Grave a Second Time; The Passing of the Tobacco Bride; The Beginning of a Legend; Myths After Jesse James; The James Farm and the Death House Today. Jesse goes to His Grave a Second Time; The Passing of the Tobacco Bride; The Beginning of a Legend; Myths After Jesse James; The James Farm and the Death House Today. Born the year after Jesse James was killed by Bob Ford, Homer Croy grew up near the James farm in northwest Missouri. He talked with many old-timers who knew Jesse and Frank James and their remarkable mother, Zerelda.