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New York: Bantam Books, 1993. First Printing [Stated]. Mass market paperback. xxi, , 338,  pages. Paperback. Illustrations. Chronology. Introduction by James M. McPherson. Eyewitness account of the end of the Civil War. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain (born Lawrence Joshua Chamberlain, September 8, 1828 – February 24, 1914) was an American college professor, who volunteered during the American Civil War to join the Union Army. He became a highly decorated Union officer, reaching the rank of brigadier general (and brevet major general). He is known for his gallantry at the Battle of Gettysburg, for which he was awarded the Medal of Honor. Chamberlain was commissioned a lieutenant colonel in the 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment in 1862 and fought at the Battle of Fredericksburg. He became commander of the regiment in June 1863. On July 2, during the Battle of Gettysburg, Chamberlain's regiment occupied the extreme left of the Union lines at Little Round Top. Chamberlain's men withstood repeated assaults from the 15th Regiment Alabama Infantry and finally drove the Confederates away with a bayonet charge. Chamberlain was wounded while commanding a brigade during the Second Battle of Petersburg in June 1864, and was given a promotion to brigadier general. In April 1865, he fought at the Battle of Five Forks and was given the honor of commanding the Union troops at the surrender ceremony for the infantry of Robert E. Lee's Army at Appomattox Court House, Virginia. After the war, he served four terms of office as the 32nd Governor of Maine. He served as president, of Bowdoin College.
Rutland, Vermont: Charles E. Tuttle Company, c1950. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. 48 pages. Cover has wear and soiling. Pencil writing on front, and at various places within the catalogue. Mailing label on back cover. String and staple bound. Contains information on 1192 numbered items. A quick scan indicates that 1945 is the publication date of the most recently published item in the listing. Most of the items are from the 1800s with some in the 1700s and others in the 1900s. This is a treasure trove of rare items on Africans, African-Americans, Slavery, and antislavery items. This listing includes books, pamphlets and periodicals.
New York: Penguin Press, 2017. Fourth Printing [stated]. Hardcover. xxiii, , 1074 pages. Illustrations. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Ronald Chernow (born March 3, 1949) is an American writer, journalist and biographer. As a freelance journalist, he has written over sixty articles in national publications. In the mid-1980s, he put his writing pursuits aside when he began serving as the director of financial policy studies with the Twentieth Century Fund, which is based in New York City. In 1986, he left the organization and refocused his efforts on writing. In addition to his background in writing nonfiction and biographies, Chernow continues to contribute articles to The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. He has written bestselling historical non-fiction biographies. He won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Biography and the 2011 American History Book Prize for his 2010 book Washington: A Life. He is the recipient of the National Book Award for Nonfiction for his 1990 book The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance. His biographies of Alexander Hamilton and John D. Rockefeller were both nominated for National Book Critics Circle Awards. His book, The Warburgs: The Twentieth-Century Odyssey of a Remarkable Jewish Family, was honored with the 1993 George S. Eccles Prize for Excellence in Economic Writing. Chernow agreed to write a comprehensive biography on Ulysses S. Grant. Chernow explained his transition from writing about Washington to Grant: "Makes some sense as progression. Towering general of Revolution to towering general of Civil War. Both two-term presidents, though with very different results."
New York: The Fairfax Press, 1985. First Printing thus [Stated]. Hardcover. m 145,  pages. Illustrations. Maps. Index. DJ worn and chipped. Sir Winston Spencer-Churchill (30 November 1874 ? 24 January 1965) was a British politician, army officer, and writer. He was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945, when he led Britain to victory in the Second World War, and again from 1951 to 1955. Churchill oversaw British involvement in the Allied war effort against Germany and the Axis powers, resulting in victory in 1945. His wartime leadership was widely praised. He was praised as a social reformer and writer, among his many awards was the Nobel Prize in Literature. Two of his most famous works, were his six-volume memoir The Second World War and A History of the English-Speaking Peoples; a four-volume history covering the period from Caesar's invasions of Britain to the beginning of the First World War. Some of Churchill's speeches were also published. Blood, Sweat and Tears was included in Life Magazine's list of the 100 outstanding books of 1924?1944.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1958. Book Club Edition. 403, maps, index, DJ soiled and scuffed: small tears, small pieces missing, stain on rear DJ This volume covers the period from the defeat of Napoleon in 1815 through the reign of Queen Victoria. Approximately one-third of this volume is devoted to the American Civil War.
Carlisle, PA: Civic Club of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1973. Second Printing from the original. 75th Anniversary Edition. Hardcover. viii, , 173,  pages Illustrations. This has been reproduced exactly as printed in 1907, with the addition of a few explanatory notes. Includes Foreword, List of Illustrations, Address by the Hon. Edward W. Biddle; Carlisle Old and New, and Afterword. Also contains notes added at the end of the book. The Club wished to preserve its pictured story, but learning that only the Introduction to the lecture had been committed to writing, and that the remarks about the pictures had been drawn on the instant by the speaker from his richly stored memory of the town's life, the Club decided to use at first within their book his introduction, and then to write the story for themselves. And so the story is offered, with the pictures and the lecture's introduction, to all who know her, in loving memory of old Carlisle. In June 1898, Gertrude Bosler Biddle gathered 32 women together for the first meeting of what would become the Carlisle Civic Club. 120 years later, nearly the same number of women gathered at the Carlisle Country Club to celebrate the club’s legacy and mark its end. With a dwindling and aging membership as well as a lack of interest in leadership positions, the Civic Club looked at options to disband, modify the club or to stay the same, said Dorrie Blacksmith, president of the Civic Club. “We realized that we couldn’t stay the same. We could modify, but still someone had to be in charge to organize if you’re going to meet three or four times a year,” she said. And so, the decision was made to disband. The last official club event was a reception following a June 15 naturalization ceremony at the Old Courthouse.
Washington DC: United States Department of the Army, 1961. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. This is the Official Magazine of the Department of the Army. 128 pages. Illustrations (color on the covers). Maps. Occasional footnotes. Cover has some wear and soiling. Cover has some creasing. Some page corner curling. The mission of Army Information Digest was to keep personnel of the Army aware of trends and developments of professional concerns. The Digest was published under the supervision of the Army Chief of Information to provide timely and authoritative information on policies, plans, operations, and technical developments of the Department of the Army to the Active Army, Army National Guard, and Army Reserve. It also served as a vehicle for timely expression of the views of the Secretary of the Army and the Chief of Staff and assisted in the achievement of information objectives of the Army.
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.