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The Yellow Kid Press. Limited Edition, number 14 of 31. Wraps. Unpaginated [12 pages plus covers). Format is approximately 9.5 inches by 12 inches. Cover torn at top of spine and is otherwise worn, soiled, with edge tears and chips. Some water stains noted on cover. RARE. Printed on ancient Warren's Olde Style paper using "Puritan" and "New Times Roman" type. During the Civil War John Harrolson advertised to request that women save urine to be used in the manufacture of nitre which was used in the making of black powder. The first page of this rare work presents the text on one of Harrolson's advertisements in an Alabama newspaper [believed to be the Selma Sentinel]. This is followed by 'three stanzas of a wry Southern view of his actions'. Then there follow three verses which were supposed to be of a Yankee versions of Harrolson's well-meant collecting. The Confederate version of the song appears to be included in Bobby Horton's Homespun Songs of the C . S . A . , Volume 5. References are made to John Harrolson in works about Confederate gunpowder and munitions manufacture.
New York: MHQ, 1990. quarto, 112, profusely illus. (many in color), maps, lower board corners bumped Contains an article (pp. 80-83) by Michael Blow, on Winston Churchill in Cuba just before the Spanish-American War. Also contains articles on gunpowder, the photographer Alexander Gardner during the Civil War, American POW's during the Vietnam War, John Churchill the first duke of Marlborough, William J. Casey, and merchant seamen during World War II, among others.
New York: MHQ, Inc., 1989. quarto, 128, profusely illus. (many in color), maps, boards slightly worn and soiledContains an article by Stephen Ambrose on the D-Day landings and the secrets of Operation Overlord. Also contains articles on Guernica, the strategic complexities of the American Civil War, World War II cartoonist Bill Mauldin, the battle of Cowpens, and excerpts from Bruce Gudmundsson's memoirs, among many other topics.
Washington, DC: American Military Institute, 1972. quarto, 33, wraps, illus., map, references, damp stains and wrinkling to lower portion of covers and text (no pages stuck) Contains an article by Richard N. Ellis on "Volunteer Soldiers in the West, 1865." Also contains articles by Brereton Greenhous on "A Note on Western Logistics in the War of 1812," by K. Jack Bauer on "The U.S. Navy and Texas Independence," and by Thomas L. Connelly on "Vicksburg: Strategic Point or Propaganda Device?"
New York City: 1885. Presumed one of multiple original issued. Ribbon with card. Format is approximately 2.375 inches by 5 inches, attached to a ribbon approximately 11.25 inches long with tassel ends. Cloth is golden color without lettering. It is in fair condition for its age. There is a portrait of General Grant in uniform on the left side. On the right is substantial text which is primarily a chronology of significant events in his life and funeral. The text ends with this passage "Though nations may combat and wars thunders rant, he heeds not, he hears not, he's free from all pain. He sleeps his last sleep, he has fought his last battle. No sound can awake him to glory again." Funeral of Ulysses S. Grant was held on August 8, 1885 in New York City, Grant’s funeral procession surpassed any public demonstration in the country up until that time, with an attendance of 1.5 million people, and additional ceremonies held in other major cities and communities. The day was described as a final, triumphant end to the national drama begun by the Civil War, as well as a day to praise Grant’s role in preserving the Union. A newspaper editorial proclaimed that Grant’s life did not need to be remembered in sculpture, pictures, prose, or poetry because “the union is his monument.” The theme of unity was advanced by President Cleveland when he appointed former Confederate Generals Joseph Johnston and Simon B. Buckner to join Union Generals William T. Sherman and Philip H. Sheridan as pallbearers.
Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1923. Later edition (first published in 1915). First printing thus. Hardcover. xxxvii, , 509,  pages. Frontis Illustration. Bibliography. Occasional footnotes. Illustrations. Index. Some wear and soiling to boards Some pages uncut. Some chips at index pages. Ink notation on fep. Introduction by Ernest Hamlin Abbott. Lyman J. Abbott (1835 – 1922) was an American Congregationalist theologian, editor, and author. Abbot worked variously in the publishing profession as an associate editor of Harper's Magazine, and was the founder of a publication called the Illustrated Christian Weekly, which he edited for six years. He was also the co-editor of The Christian Union with Henry Ward Beecher from 1876 to 1881. Abbott later succeeded Beecher in 1888 as pastor of Plymouth Church, Brooklyn. He also wrote the official biography of Beecher and edited his papers. His son, Lawrence Fraser Abbott, accompanied President Roosevelt on a tour of Europe and Africa (1909–10). Abbott was expelled from the American Peace Society because military preparedness was advocated in the Outlook.
Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C. National Defense University Press, 1984. Second Printing [stated]. Trade Paperback. xviii, 228,  pages. Cover has some wear and soiling. Includes Foreword, Preface, The Author, and Acknowledgments. Topics covered include War and Society in America: Some Questions; as well as chapters on The American Revolution; The Civil War; World War I; World War II; and War and Society in America: A Few Answers. Also includes Notes, Glossary of Acronyms, and Index. The book also includes figures and tables, as well as a foreword by John S. Pustay, President of the National Defense University. This is a National Defense University Military History. The author researched and wrote this study while a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the National Defense University. He is currently a professor at the United States Military Academy, where he has taught American history since 1975. His military assignments include duty with the 11th and 15th Armored Cavalry Regiments in Vietnam and Germany, respectively, and the Combat Developments Command. He is also a graduate of the Command and General Staff College. The author graduated from USMA in 1959. He served in the Army for 27+ years to include 12 years on the USMA faculty (Social Science & History) holding the eventual academic rank of Professor of History. He was also a professor at the Army War College, and Campbell University and earned Legion of Merit and Colonel. He was the author of many articles and books all on the impact of war on society, military reform, and the coming of the civil war.
Charlottesville, VA: Thomasson-Grant & Lickle, Lickle Publishing Inc., 1996. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. The format is approximately 9.375 inches by 12.25 inches. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Illustrated endpapers. Profusely illustrated (color). Foreword by James M. McPherson. Contents include A Masterpiece of Nature, Virginia's New Frontier, Cradle of Democracy, A Killing Ground, Landscape in Peril, Organizations, Suggested Reading, and Index. Rudy Abramson was a native Appalachian, born in Florence, Ala., on Aug. 31, 1937. After graduating from the University of Mississippi in 1958, he became a reporter for the Nashville Tennessean. He was a former longtime Washington reporter for The Times who wrote a highly praised biography of American statesman W. Averell Harriman. A staff writer in The Times’ Washington bureau from 1966 to 1993, Abramson became one of the first national reporters assigned to the space program. He covered the development of the Apollo 11 mission and the historic moon landing in 1969. He wrote two books, “Spanning the Century: The Life of W. Averell Harriman, 1891-1986” (1992) and “Hallowed Ground: Preserving America’s Heritage” (1996), about the Piedmont region of northern Virginia, where some of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War took place. While working on “Hallowed Ground,” Abramson helped organize opposition to a plan by the Walt Disney Co. to build a history theme park near a key Civil War site, the Manassas Battlefield at the eastern end of the Piedmont. He helped recruit prominent writers and historians, including William Styron, Shelby Foote and C. Vann Woodward, to defeat the proposal.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1920. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 2-volume set. Volume I: xiv, , 298,  pages; Volume II: , 281,  pages. Illustrations. Index. Cover has some wear and soiling. Worthington Chauncey Ford (February 15, 1858 ? March 7, 1941) was an American historian and editor of a number of collections of documents from early American history. He served in a variety of government positions: first, as the chief of the Bureau of Statistics for the U.S. Department of State, from 1885?1889, then at the U.S. Department of Treasury, 1893?1898, then as chief of the manuscripts division at the Library of Congress from 1902?1908. He also served as Librarian of the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University from 1917?1922. Ford was best known for his edited collections of a number of Founding Fathers documents. He also edited collections of the correspondence of Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and other figures in early American history.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1939. Revised Edition, eighteenth impression [stated]. Hardcover. 560,  pages. Frontis illustration. Illustrations. Maps. Diagrams. Index. Some institutional stamps. Label of previous owner inside front cover. Some cover wear and page soiling. Over time, Carroll S. Alden was Head of English, History and Government Departments at the Naval Academy. A survey of the history of the United States Navy, especially that of the last quarter of a century, will show that the study has its value, not only for thrilling-stories of heroism and devotion, but for an understanding of the forces shaping national progress. Thus, though it is peculiarly adapted to naval officers, it should have, in time, a real meaning for all students of American foreign relations. This book, in its original form, was written seventeen years ago to meet the needs of the Naval Academy. And now, to meet similar needs, it is continued to the present year.
New York: Pantheon Books, 1999. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. x, 694 pages. Family tree on endpapers. Illustrations. Maps. Plans, Notes. Index. DJ has slight wear, soiling and sticker residue. Adele Logan Alexander is an adjunct professor of history at George Washington University, where she has taught since 1983. She teaches the history of slavery, the civil rights movement, and African-American women. She has taught at Howard University, University of Maryland, and Trinity College. Her research focuses on the black Atlantic world, African-American history, and family history. She has written two books, Ambiguous Lives: Free Women of Color in Rural Georgia, 1789-1879, and Homelands and Waterways: The American Journey of the Bond Family, 1846-1926. The latter book won the non-fiction prize of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. In 2003 the African American Historical and Genealogical Society recognized her contributions to family history with an award for Outstanding Lifetime Contribution.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2002. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xvi, 265,  pages. Index. One of the most popular historians of our time looks back on his life--and on America's history--in a valediction that powerfully weaves together personal experience and historical insights. After touching on the founding fathers, the Battle of New Orleans, the early encounters with the Plains Indians, and topics up to the present day, Ambrose's last chapter is entitled "America's Secrets of Success. " Stephen E. Ambrose reflects on his career as an historian and postulates just what an historian's job is all about. Stephen Edward Ambrose (January 10, 1936 – October 13, 2002) was an American historian, most noted for his biographies of U.S. Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon. He was a longtime professor of history at the University of New Orleans and the author of many bestselling volumes of American popular history. In a review of To America: Personal Reflections of an Historian for The New York Times, high school teacher William Everdell credited the historian with reaching "an important lay audience without endorsing its every prejudice. He founded the Eisenhower Center at the University of New Orleans in 1989 serving as its director until 1994. The center's first efforts involved the collection of oral histories from World War II veterans about their experiences, particularly any participation in D-Day. By the time of publication of Ambrose's D-Day, June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II, in 1994, the center had collected more than 1,200 oral histories.