Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Playing Card. Format is approximately 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches. Corners are rounded. Face had a full color front facial image of Obama with the word VOTE at the top and the word Obama at the bottom. The reverse side has the image of Dick Cheney in a Joker's belled hat and neckpiece and the word Joker on the right and left side. Card shows some wear. Political playing cards were introduced in the 17th century providing entertainment by satirizing or deriding current events and leaders. Propaganda cards, Imperial decks, war cards and even educational card games all carry a message which relates to the politics of memory, the means by which events are remembered and recorded, the way history is written and passed on. Historical memory can be used to arouse emotional reactions.
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New York: Villard Books, 1992. First Edition. Second Printing. Hardcover. 388 pages. Notes, index, rear DJ creased and two tears: piece missing. Signed by both authors The authors outline the ways women are transforming every sector of contemporary life, and predict social trends of the twenty-first century. Chapters include women in politics, sports, work, religion, menopause, fashion, and social activism.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1987. First Printing. 752, illus., notes, bibliography, index, text & fore-edge stained (no pages stuck), marker drawing p.4, marker note rear flyleaf ink notation inside front board, DJ stained and soiled, front board warped (water damage), front flyleaf ripped out, 2nd front flyleaf creased.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1992. 1st Touchstone Edition. Third Printing. Trade paperback. 667,  pages. Wraps. Illustrations. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Slight darkening to text, some soiling to spine, black line on fore-edge. Stephen Edward Ambrose (January 10, 1936 – October 13, 2002) was an American historian and biographer 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 history. Ambrose was a history professor from 1960 until his retirement in 1995. From 1971 onward, he was on the faculty of the University of New Orleans, where he was named the Boyd Professor of History in 1989, an honor given only to faculty who attain "national or international distinction for outstanding teaching, research, or other creative achievement". Ambrose also wrote a three-volume biography of Richard Nixon. Although Ambrose was a strong critic of Nixon, the biography was considered fair and just regarding Nixon's presidency.
New York: American Heritage Pub. Co., 1964. 29 cm, 112, illus. (some color), spine torn at top, boards and edges soiled, edges mildewed but no pages stuck togetherIncludes an article by Bernard A. Weisberger, "How to Get Elected," about political campaigning for the Presidency; an article by Henry F. Graff, "A Heartbeat Away," about the Vice Presidency, along with a gallery of the Vice Presidents from John Adams to Lyndon Baines Johnson; and an article by Bruce Catton, "The Moment of Decision," about five major Presidential decisions (Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana Purchase, Andrew Jackson and the nullification crisis, Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation, Theodore Roosevelt and trust busting, and Harry Truman and the atomic bomb).
New York: American Heritage Pub. Co., 1964. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Hardcover. 29 cm, 112 pages. Illustrations (some color). Some soiling to boards, spine somewhat darkened, board corners and top & bottom spine edges worn. Includes an article by Bernard A. Weisberger, "How to Get Elected," about political campaigning for the Presidency; an article by Henry F. Graff, "A Heartbeat Away," about the Vice Presidency, along with a gallery of the Vice Presidents from John Adams to Lyndon Baines Johnson; and an article by Bruce Catton, "The Moment of Decision," about five major Presidential decisions (Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana Purchase, Andrew Jackson and the nullification crisis, Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation, Theodore Roosevelt and trust busting, and Harry Truman and the atomic bomb).
Eugene, Oregon: Cascade Books, 2012. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. xx, 228,  pages. Footnotes. Illustrations. Minor wear to cover noted. Signed by the author with sentiment notation reads "Lift up your voice! Isiah 40:9. J. Atwood". Includes list of 8 Illustrations and Tables; List of Abbreviations; Foreword by Walter Brueggermann; Preface, Bibliography, and Appendix. Walter Brueggemann (born March 11, 1933) was an American Protestant Old Testament scholar and theologian who is widely considered one of the most influential Old Testament scholars of the last several decades. He is an important figure in modern progressive Christianity whose work focuses on the Hebrew prophetic tradition and sociopolitical imagination of the Church. He argues that the Church must provide a counter-narrative to the forces of consumerism, militarism, and nationalism. The author was the Chairperson of Heeding God's Call of Greater Washington, a faith-based movement that encourages gun shops to adopt a code of conduct that deters illegal trafficking of handguns. James E. Atwood is pastor emeritus of Trinity Presbyterian Church of Arlington, Virginia. A leader in the faith-based movement for good gun laws, he has served as chair of the anti-gun violence group Heeding God’s Call of Greater Washington, interfaith coordinator of the Million Mom March, and a member of the National Committee of the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship. Atwood is the author of America and Its Guns and Fundamentalism. He received the 2018 David Steele Distinguished Writer Award by the Presbyterian Writers Guild and the 2019 Beard Atwood Award from the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence.
New York: Sterling, 2012. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 263,  pages. Frontis Illustration. Illustrations. A TR Timeline. Bibliography. Lessons Index. Index. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Alan Axelrod, Ph.D., (born 1952) is a prolific author of history, business and management books. As of October 2018, he had written more than 150 books, as noted in an online introduction by Lynn Ware Peek before an interview with Axelrod on the National Public Radio station KPCW. Axelrod resides in Atlanta, Georgia. Axelrod received his doctorate in English from the University of Iowa in 1979, specializing in the literature and culture of colonial America and the early republic of the United States. He has taught at Lake Forest College and Furman University, worked as a publishing executive, and has been a consultant to historical museums, cultural institutions, television's Civil War Journal, the WB Network, and the Discovery Channel.
Baltimore: The Baltimore Sun, 1987. 150th Anniversary Issue. Wraps. 196 pages, plus covers. Front cover folds out. Illustrations (some in color). Cover has some wear and soiling. Among the topics covered include: Politics, Civil Rights, Agriculture, Sports, Education, Communications, Transportation, and Entertainment. Among the contributors are: John Barth, Ernest Furgurson, John Dorsey, Scott Shane, Sam Fulwood, Alice Steinbach, Tom Horton, Susan Reimer, Mike Bowler, Patrick McGuire, Luther Young, Fred Rasmussen, and Reg Murphy.
Washington DC: National Geographic Society, 2009. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Hardcover. Format is approximately 9 inches by 11.25 inches. 215,  pages. Illustrations (some in color). Maps. Foreword by President Barack Obama. Consultant was Dr. Robert D. Johnston, Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Chart of Presidential Election Results. Resource Guide. Bibliography. Index. Ink notation on the fep. DJ has minor wear and soiling. Ann Bausum is an award-winning author. Her works, including With Courage and Cloth: Winning the Fight for a Woman's Right to Vote and Freedom Riders: John Lewis and Jim Zwerg on the Front Lines of the Civil Rights Movement, examine significant events from American history. Our Country's Presidents offers not only portraits of the men who served as leaders of the United States but also essays on the electoral college, presidential landmarks, First Ladies, the White House, and other topics. "Bausum gives a real sense of the person behind the office in every case," observed Booklist critic GraceAnne A. DeCandido, and Library Journal reviewer Karen Sutherland praised the work's "beautiful illustrations …, current information, and user-friendly layout." Bausum noted on her home page that she searches for new book ideas even before she finishes her current project. "I may not have written a single word yet," she acknowledged, "but my mind is brimming with ideas, images, facts, and visions for the form this new work will take. As much fun as the last phase—and the last book—have been, the unknown of what lies ahead is best of all."
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1960. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. 474,  pages. Index. Ink notation on fep. DJ is price clipped DJ is taped to boards DJ has some wear, tears, soiling, and faded lettering. Rear board has some weakness, restrengthened with glue. This work contain substantial information on Theodore Roosevelt (but less than is on Franklin). The index shows multiple references for Andrew Jackson, Ulysses Grant and William McKinley. There is significant discussion of other leading politicians (often candidates) and members of the Cabinet. There are several discussions of possible third term campaigns. Jack Bell was a noted political journalist who was with the Associated Press from 1937 to 1969. He covered the Senate for many years. He was one of the reporters in Dallas who provided timely reporting on the Kennedy assassination.
Scotts Valley, California: Createspace, 2013. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. vii, , 120,  pages. Introduction: How I found the Libertarian Party; Part I: he Philosophical Side; Part II: The Practical Side. The author is a former 3M manufacturing engineer and management consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, with an MBA. He became active in politics, serving as national Executive Director of the Libertarian Party. Among the topics addressed are: What is a Libertarian?, Libertarians on 25 issues, The Libertarian Party Platform, History of the Libertarian Party, and Famous libertarians.