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: Harper [An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers], 2009. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 176 pages. Pindex. Oversized volume, measuring 8-1/2 inches by 9-3/4 inches. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page. Inscription reads: To Gwennie, Madeleine Albright. Illustrations (color). Includes an introduction by David Revere McFadden, Chief Curator, Museum of Arts and Design, New York. Includes chapters on The Serpent's Tale; Wings; Body Language; and "It Would Be an Honor." Also contains 176 small color photographs of Madeleine Albright's pin collection, as well as a chapter on Secretary Albright's use of pins as a diplomatic tool; a chapter about her enrollment at Wellesley College (decked out in the style of the day with a single strand of pearls); a chapter about her penchant for pins in early 1997, when everyone began giving her pins; and a chapter about her final day as Secretary of State, and how much she enjoys wearing and collecting pins. This book features more than 200 photographs, along with compelling and often humorous stories about jewelry, global politics, and the life of one of America's most accomplished and fascinating diplomats. Part illustrated memoir, part social history, this book provides an intimate look at Albright's life through the brooches she wore. Her collection is both international and democratic--dime-store pins share pride of place with designer creations and family heirlooms. This book was published in conjunction with the exhibition "Read My Pins: The Madeline Albright Collection" organized by the Museum of Arts and Design, New York.
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.
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.
New York: Warner Books, . First Printing. 29 cm, 127, profusely illus., damp stains to text (some pages stuck), boards warped, damp stains & wrinkling to DJ, DJ edges worn small piece missing at top of DJ spine, stamp inside front board, black marker cross-out inside front flyleaf. Illustrated with over 125 photographs, which capture the essence not only of the campaign, but of Bill and Hillary Clinton and who they are away from the bright lights.