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Los Angeles, CA: ShutEmDown LLC, 2018. Presumed First Edition, First issuance. Boxed Board game with pieces, cards, tokens, and Instructions. Box has some wear and soiling. The contents have been verified complete against the list provided in the instructions. Some game pieces have been opened others have not. To win, players will have to buy Democrat, Republican and Bipartisan political cards to accumulate 270 electoral votes. •Players start the game choosing either a Democrat or Republican candidate with a matching Endorsement Card and $1,200 to fund their campaign. •The first political twist comes in the player’s choice to purchase Obamacare or not, which affects game play down the road, because players that opt out can be penalized. Players must then roll dice, land on a space, and buy the matching political card worth 20 electoral votes. The bipartisan spaces, like the CIA or Women’s March space, are worth more electoral votes •The spinner allows players to move the voter token around the wheel in the center of the board for extra goodies. Players can get cash, points or are empowered to “Drain The Swamp,” stealing two political cards from an opponent. •Players can receive Kremlin Cash to help fund their campaign, but might be the subject of an FBI investigation later, losing $500 and two political cards. •The October Surprise Win: The final stage of the game is the October Surprise. This occurs when all the political spaces are owned, and there is nothing left to buy. Whenever a "Super Tuesday" is triggered on the board, the two players with the least number of electoral votes are forced to roll off against each. The player with the lowest roll is eliminated from in the game. This continues until one player has enough votes to win or is the last player standing.
Ottawa, IL: Green Hill Publishers, 1976. First Printing. 18 cm, 163, wraps, covers somewhat worn, soiled, and creased, some page discoloration The heartwarming personal correspondence of Ronald Reagan as Governor of California, compiled by his secretary. This collection is extraordinary because it reveals Governor Reagan in his own words, unscreened by authors or publicists. In a time when many people cynially assume that public men are different in their private lives from what they are in public, it is heartening to find that Ronald Reagan is the same person with friends as well as strangers. Foreword by James Cagney.
Washington DC: United States House of Representatives, 1959. Presumed First Issuance thus. Wraps. 39,  pages, plus covers. Cover has some discoloration,wear and soiling. Some paperclip marks. Initials of H. D. Langley on the front cover. Harold David Langley (15 February 1925 – 29 July 2020) was an American diplomatic and naval historian who served as associate curator of naval history at the Smithsonian Institution from 1969 to 1996. As a naval historian, he was a pioneer in exploring American naval social and medical history. Langley began his professional career at the Library of Congress, Manuscripts Division, in Washington, D.C., where he served as a manuscripts assistant in 1951-52, while a graduate student. Moving to the University of Pennsylvania Libraries in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was a graduate student, he served as a manuscripts specialist, rare book collection, 1952-54. Returning to the Library of Congress, he was a manuscripts specialist, there in 1954-55. In 1955, Marywood College in Scranton, appointed him assistant professor of history. He remained there until 1957, when he received an appointment as a diplomatic historian in the U.S. Department of State. In 1964, Catholic University of America appointed him associate professor, and in 1968 promoted him to full professor in 1968. In 1969, the Smithsonian Institution, appointed him associate curator of naval history. While holding that position, he was an adjunct professor of American history at the Catholic University of America from 1971 to 2001.
New York, N.Y. St. Martin's Press, July, 2008. First Edition [stated]. Hardcover. xx, , 362 pages. Illustrations. Bibliography. Index. Inscribed and signed by the author. Inscription reads: For Brenda Krieger, with many thanks for your help over the years---and with the highest regard. Ben J. Wattenberg, 02/10. Exam in one week! --B. Benjamin Joseph Wattenberg (born Joseph Ben Zion Wattenberg; August 26, 1933 – June 28, 2015) was an American author, commentator and demographer. Associated with leading Democratic politicians in the 1960s and 1970s, he leaned increasingly conservative in his latter years. Wattenberg came to national attention as co-author with Richard M. Scammon of The Real Majority, the 1970 analysis believed to have provided the basis for the campaign strategies of the Richard Nixon administration in the 1970 congressional elections and 1972 presidential election. He was the host of a number of PBS television specials, including Values Matter Most, America's Number One, What Next?, The Stockholder Society, A Third Choice, Heaven on Earth: The Rise and Fall of Socialism, The Democrats, and The First Measured Century. He hosted the weekly PBS television program, Think Tank with Ben Wattenberg, from 1994 to 2010, and previously hosted PBS series In Search of the Real America and Ben Wattenberg At Large. In a New Yorker article from 1996, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., refers to Wattenberg's book "Values Matter Most" as "the book that prompted Bill Clinton’s infamous midnight-of-the-soul telephone call to the author". Wattenberg was a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C.