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New York: Crown, 2018. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xi, , 739,  pages. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrations. Source Notes. Index. Michael Richard Beschloss (born November 30, 1955) is an American historian specializing in the United States presidency. He is the author of nine books, the most recent of which, Presidents of War, was published by Crown/Penguin Random House in 2018. Beschloss has been a frequent commentator on the PBS NewsHour and is the NBC News Presidential Historian. He is a trustee of the White House Historical Association and the National Archives Foundation and he also sits on the board of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. Michael Beschloss was inducted as a Laureate of The Lincoln Academy of Illinois and awarded the Order of Lincoln (the State’s highest honor) by the Governor of Illinois in 2004 in the area of Communications and Education.
Lincoln, NE: University of NE Press, 1993. Reprint Edition. Second Printing. 413, wraps, illus. (some color), index Subtitled: Including chapters on enlisting, life in tents and log huts, Jonahs and beats, offences and punishments, raw recruits, foraging, corps and corps badges, the wagon trains, the army mule, the Engineer Corps, the Signal Corps, etc. Includes six color plates and over 200 black and white sketches.
Boston, Massachusetts: A. Williams & Co., 1864. Presumed First Edition. Hardcover. 112 pages. Footnote. Ex-library with the usual library markings. Cover worn. Some page soiling. Rare first edition. This book is divided into six chapters: Historical Sketch; The Direct Consequences resulting from the Act of Secession; Some Radical Views considered; The Effect of Contract between the seceded States returning, and the United States; The Emancipation Proclamation; Concluding Summary; and Postscript on the President's Plan of Reconstruction. Joel Prentiss Bishop (March 10, 1814 – November 4, 1901) was an American lawyer and legal treatise writer, referred to as "the foremost law writer of the age." Bishop wrote Commentaries on the Law of Marriage and Divorce (1852), which brought him "a constant succession of requests and advice to write other books." Bishop then resolved to abandon legal practice for a life of scholarship. Bishop wrote a book on jurisprudence and legal study and a succession of treatises on family law, criminal law and procedure, statutory interpretation, contract, and tort law, "many of which he shepherded through divers thoroughly revised editions." His commentaries on marriage and divorce and on criminal law and procedure were "highly original and thorough works that significantly influenced their fields." Bishop's books were well received, "judges adopted his views, and practitioners sought his advice." In 1884, the University of Berne awarded him an honorary degree. Because his views were at odds with a post-Darwinian world, Bishop and his works are virtually unknown in the 21st century except by specialists in the history of family law.
Bismarck, Dakota Territory: Bismarck, Dakota, 1885. Presumed one of multiple original issued. Ribbon. Format is approximately 2.5 inches by 6 inches. This is a period black memorial ribbon commemorating the death of civil war icon and 18th President of the United States, General Ulysses S. Grant. It is a black satin ribbon which originally had a cartes de visite style photograph applied to the surface. This image has worn away. Written in silver is the inscription: Bismarck, Dakota. IN MEMORIAM GENERAL U. S. GRANT Born, April 27, 1822. Died July 23, 1885. It has a tear between the In Memoriam and the space where Grant's image had been. The top is frayed and it appears that a portion of the bottom has been lost. The 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.
Wilmington, OH: Orange Frazer Press, 2007. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xv, , 588,  pages. Illustrations. Notes. Sources Consulted. Index. Bissland was born in Massachusetts, educated at Northfield Mount Hermon School, Bates College, Cornell University (BA), University of Massachusetts (MA), and University of Iowa (Ph.D.). He worked for newspapers and in public relations. He moved to Bowling Green, Ohio, and taught in the journalism program at BGSU for 20 years. Journalism taught Bissland how to get information and write it in an interesting way. He prefers to think of himself more as a storyteller more than a scholar. Dr. James H. Bissland is currently a writer and associate professor of journalism emeritus at Bowling Green State University. He has also written a number of freelance magazine features in New England. In addition to Blood, Tears, and Glory: How Ohioans Won the Civil War, Dr. Bissland wrote Long River Winding: Life, Love and Death Along the Connecticut and co-authored Bountiful Ohio: Good Food and Stories from Where the Heartland Begins.
Norwich, CT: Henry Bill Publishing Co., 1884. Hardcover. 1370 total, 2 vols., illus., fold-out map, apps, index, damp stains to 1st few pages v.1 & 2, bookplate, front boards weak, tears margin v.1, spine worn. James Gillespie Blaine (January 31, 1830 – January 27, 1893) was an American statesman and Republican politician who represented Maine in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1863 to 1876, serving as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1869 to 1875, and then in the United States Senate from 1876 to 1881. Blaine twice served as Secretary of State (1881, 1889–1892), and sought the Presidency in 1884 when he was narrowly defeated by Grover Cleveland. Blaine was one of the late 19th century’s leading Republicans and champion of the moderate reformist faction of the party. He began his political career as a supporter of Abraham Lincoln and the Union war effort in the American Civil War. In Reconstruction, Blaine was a supporter of black suffrage. Initially a protectionist, he later worked for a reduction in the tariff and an expansion of American trade with foreign countries. As Secretary of State, Blaine was a transitional figure, marking the end of an isolationist era in foreign policy and foreshadowing the rise of the American Century. His efforts at expanding the United States' trade and influence began the shift to a more active American foreign policy. Blaine was a pioneer of tariff reciprocity and urged greater involvement in Latin American affairs. An expansionist, Blaine’s policies would lead in less than a decade to the establishment of the United States' acquisition of Pacific colonies and dominance of the Caribbean.
New York: New Market Press, 1991. First Hardcover Edition [stated[ Third Newmarket printing [stated]. Hardcover. , 324,  pages. For Further Reading. Inscribed on title page. Michael Lennox Blake (July 5, 1945 – May 2, 2015) was an American author, best known for the film adaptation of his novel Dances with Wolves. He began writing when he was stationed at Walker Air Force Base, when he wrote for the base newspaper. He studied journalism at the University of New Mexico, and later studied at a film school, in Berkeley, California. He also attended Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. In the late 1970s he moved to Los Angeles; during the 1980s only one of his screenplays was produced, called Stacy’s Knights. The movie starred Kevin Costner, who later encouraged him to continue to write, and introduced him to key figures in the Hollywood Industry. Dances with Wolves was the result; Kevin Costner then asked him to write a screenplay for the film based on the novel. He went on to do humanitarian work, and continued to write.
New York: Villard, 1996. First Edition [stated]. Hardcover. , 288,  pages. Michael Lennox Blake (July 5, 1945 – May 2, 2015) was an American author, best known for the film adaptation of his novel Dances with Wolves, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. He began writing when he was stationed at Walker Air Force Base, where he wrote for the base newspaper. He studied journalism at the University of New Mexico, and later studied at a film school in Berkeley, California. He also attended Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. In the late 1970s he moved to Los Angeles; during the 1980s only one of his screenplays was produced, called Stacy's Knights. The movie starred Kevin Costner, who later encouraged him to continue to write, and introduced him to key figures in the Hollywood Industry. Dances with Wolves was the result; Kevin Costner then asked him to write a screenplay for the film based on the novel. He went on to do humanitarian work, and continued to write.
Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 1963. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xiv, 688 pages. Illustrations. Maps. For Further Reading. Index. DJ has wear, small tears and chips and soiling and is price clipped. Signed by the author on the title page. Theodore Christian Blegen (16 July 1891 – 18 July 1969) was an American historian and writer. Blegen was the writer of numerous historic reference books, papers and articles written over a five decade period. His primary areas of focus were of the history of the state of Minnesota and of Norwegian-American immigration. Blegen was a professor of history (1920–1927) at Hamline University in St. Paul, after which he moved to the University of Minnesota (1927–1939), later serving as dean of the graduate school (1940–1960). His career with the Minnesota Historical Society began in 1922, serving an apprenticeship in the arts of editing and meticulous research. He succeeded to the position of superintendent of the historical society, and a seat on the executive council, serving until 1939. He returned to the Society as a research fellow in 1960 after his retirement. In 1925, Blegen was appointed the first managing editor of the Norwegian-American Historical Association. During WWII, he directed the National Historical Service, preparing materials for the U.S. Army's G.I. Roundtable. He was elected president of the Organization of American Historians in 1943. He was one of the founders of the Forest History Society, serving two terms as president. He was a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters from 1946 and The Royal Norwegian Society from 1954. In 1950 he was knighted into the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav.
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania: Adams County Historical Society, 1992. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 489 pages. Includes Illustrations and Maps, Preface, Appendices, Select Bibliography, and Index. Minor page soiling noted. Contains 162 black and white illustrations and maps, as well as Appendices, Select Bibliography, and an Index. Name of previous owner of the book (and date) written on a stamped bookplate inside front free endpaper. The author was Professor Emeritus of History, Gettysburg College. Robert L. Bloom (1911-1990) was a graduate of Shippensburg University and holder of a doctorate from Columbia. He was professor of history at Gettysburg College from 1949 to his retirement in 1981. He assisted in organizing and participated in events marking the hundredth anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. He published The Philadelphia North American: A History (1952) and The British Press Covers the Civil War (1972). A History of Adams County, Pennsylvania, 1700-1990 appeared posthumously in 1992, two years after his death. The author of this book died on October 15, 1990, after he had completed the last chapter of this work but before he was able to see all of his effort through to the point of publication. It was his widow, Dorothy S. Bloom, who finished what her husband had left undone.
Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing, Inc., 2004. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xviii, 456,  pages. Illustrations. Maps. Appendices. Timeline. Bibliography. Notes. Index. Edward Henry Bonekemper III (1942-2017) was a military historian, teacher, and writer. Bonekemper wrote frequently about slavery, the American Civil War, and Union and Confederate generals. Bonekemper was a frequent speaker at Civil War Roundtables and at the Smithsonian Institution. For eight years (2003–10), he taught military history part-time and was a visiting lecturer at his alma mater, Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania. Bonekemper also was an instructor in American Constitutional History and Maritime Law at the United States Coast Guard Academy. He was an adjunct professor of Constitutional History at the American Military University. Bonekemper has written articles for many publications including The Washington Times, The Journal of Afro-American History, and The Journal of Negro History. Between 2010 and 2016, he was book review editor at Civil War News.