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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?"
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.
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.