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Image for Eastern Pennsylvanians, a Book of Biographies :  The Lives of Those Leaders of Today Who by Reason of Their Achievements Have Merited a Place in the Record of This Rich Section

Eastern Pennsylvanians, a Book of Biographies : The Lives of Those Leaders of Today Who by Reason of Their Achievements Have Merited a Place in the Record of This Rich Section

By: Jones, James O.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Eastern Pennsylvania Biographical Association: 1928

Seller ID: 17775

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


377 pages; 4to (11.75") 30 cm; Tall heavy hardcover, dark brown embossed buckram boards, bound with heavy cord as issued, metallic copper-toned lettering, dark brown endpapers, 377 glossy pages, index, over 300 biographies of noted living men (and two women) of eastern Pennsylvania, over 300 b/w portrait photos. ; Published 1928. Compiled and edited by James O. Jones, with assistance from Charles H. Heustis, Edward J. Stackpole, L. B. Tyler, Eugene T. Giering, Col. C... View more info

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Nez Perce Indians, the : And the Opening of the Northwest

By: Josephy, Alvin M. Jr.

Price: $21.00

Publisher: Yale University Press: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20276

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


705 pages; 4to (10.25") 26 cm; Thick hardcover, green cloth, [xxiv] + 705 pages + 16 unnumbered plates, 24 b/w photos and illustrations, 11 small maps, color glossy frontispiece portrait of Nez Perce Indian painted in 1847. ; Amazingly comprehensive history of American western expansion, including Lewis and Clark, fur trade, missionary period, Indian Wars 1850s-1870s, Idaho gold rush, much more, with special emphasis on Nez Perce (Niimiipuu) Indians of Idaho and part... View more info

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Agents of Peace

By: Kahn, Albert E.

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Hour Publishers: 1952

Seller ID: 17747

Condition: Very Good


16 pages; 16mo (6") 15 cm; Small softcover booklet, 4.1 x 5.9 inches, 104 x 148 mm, glossy covers, 16 pages, portrait photo of W. E. B. DuBois on cover. ; Text lays out the bogus criminal charges filed against African American peace activist W. E. B. DuBois, and other heinous violent acts by the establishment, and appeals for funds for the defense. ; Small scar to front cover. Light thumb creases as usual. No marks. Quite scarce. ; Pamphlets for Peace Series; Vol. 1 View more info

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My Recollections of Early Grand Lake : Michigan History

By: Kauffman, George H.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: George H. Kauffman: 1996

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 17643

Condition: Near Fine


48 pages; 8vo (8.5") 22 cm; Softcover booklet, ivory-white textured covers, 48 unnumbered pages, 15 b/w photos and illustrations, small map. ; Copyright 1973, 1988. This is 3rd edition, 1995. Written by native-born resident who served as township supervisor 14 years, operated Fireside Inn over a decade, developed subdivision known as Whiskey Point. ; Crisp and clean, no marks, no defects. View more info

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Inkster Centennial : Inkster, Michigan, Souvenir Program, July 11, 1963

By: Kish, Lillian

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Inkster Historical Commmission: 1963

Seller ID: 20870

Condition: Fine


4 pages; 8vo (8.5") 23 cm; Ivory-white softcover, one b/w photo, several lists. ; Published for centennial celebration of incorporation of Inkster, a western suburb of Detroit, Michigan, 1863-1963. ; No marks, no defects. View more info

Hidden History of the Kovno Ghetto : A Project of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, Washington, D. C.

By: Klein, Dennis B.

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Bulfinch Press/Little, Brown & Company: 1997

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 19966

ISBN: 0821224573

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


255 pages; Folio (12.25") 31 cm; Tall hardcover, green cloth, tan endpapers, 255 pages, chronology, bibliography, index, chapter endnotes, 233 b/w and 127 color photos and illustrations, with captions. ; History of Holocaust-era Jewish ghetto in Kovno (Kaunas) Lithuania. ; Copyright 1997. This is 2nd printing, 1998. Forewords by Miles Lerman, Ruth B. Mandel, Walter Reich. Introduction by Elizabeth Kssin Berman. Long list of researchers and contributors. ; This book w... View more info

Hidden History of the Kovno Ghetto : With Ephemera

By: Klein, Dennis B.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Bulfinch Press/Little, Brown & Company: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15369

ISBN: 0821224573

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket


255 pages; Folio (12.25") 31 cm; Tall heavy hardcover, green cloth, gold lettering, 255 pages, yellow endpapers, main text in 2 columns, index, bibliography, chronology, chapter endnotes, 233 b/w and 127 full-color photos and illustrations. ; Published under auspices United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington DC. ; The Kovno (Kaunas) Ghetto in Lithuania held 40 000 Jews under Nazi occupation. This book documents their lives, diaries, artworks, etc. ; Oldpric... View more info

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Grave Sites of Union Generals in Michigan

By: Kloos, James E.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: James E. Kloos: 1965

Seller ID: 20818

Condition: Near Fine


32 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Blue softcover booklet, 32 pages, 32 b/w photos, 13 generals identified and located, with brief stats on their military service and instructions on how to find their gravestones. ; Photos by author. ; Small pricesticker on lower rear, partly covering publisher zip code, which is still readable. No other defects. View more info

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Black Cat Raiders of World War 2 : WWII

By: Knott, Richard C. ; Illustrated by Ted Wilbur

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Nautical & Aviation Publishing Company: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20611

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


198 pages; 8vo (9.25") 23 cm; Hardcover, black boards, orange endpapers, [x] + 198 pages, index, footnotes, endnotes, over 60 b/w photos, many never before published, plus diagrams and small maps. ; Fascinating history of the PBY Catalina (aka Patrol Bomber Y, Canso, Flying Boat or Black Cat Raider) with emphasis on its use in World War 2 combat in South Pacific. Authored by US Navy Captain and longtime pilot of same. ; No defects to book. Jacket shows a touch of edg... View more info

Hope for the City : A Catholic Priest, a Suburban Housewife and Their Desperate Effort to Save Detroit

By: Kresnak, Jack

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Cass Community Publishing House: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20359

ISBN: 1942011156

Condition: Near Fine


441 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Softcover, [xii] + 441 pages, bibliography, several b/w photos with captions. ; This is the story of Father Bill Cunningham and Eleanor Josaitis, founders of Focus: HOPE, an amazing non-profit organization working to overcome racism and poverty in post-1967 Detroit. ; Only a touch of shelfwear. No marks or defects. View more info

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State, its Historic Role, the : Condensed Edition

By: Kropotkin, Peter

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Ammon A. Hennacy: 1946

Seller ID: 19657

Condition: Very Good


12 pages; 24mo (5.5") 13 cm; Small softcover, green chess-board-patterned covers, 12 pages. Condensed edition stated. English throughout. ; Written by Pyotr Alekseyevich Kropotkin (1842-1921) famous Russian philosopher who spoke out in favor of small local government (otherwise known as anarchism); Covers show a few very small spots. Staple intact but slightly rusty. Scarce. View more info

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African Mission : (Signed)

By: Kurthy, Tama, and Tollas Tibor; Illustrated by Kalman Kovacs

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Nemzetor Editions: 1963

Seller ID: 18000

Condition: Very Good


96 pages; 8vo (8") 21 cm; White softcover, rear cover pink, side-stapled binding, small map, about 40 b/w photos in text, with captions. Map on front showing route. Half title inscribed in Hungarian and SIGNED by Tollas Tibor. ; Text translated by Csejthei Ferenc. Poems translated by Jascha Kessler. Art by Kalman Kovacs. Foreword by Clemens Podewils. ; 'This book is an account of an African tour by two Hungarian refugees from the Hungarian revolution of 1956, Tollas ... View more info

Huron County Among the Ranks of Blue : Brief Service Histories of 543 Veterans Who Lived in Huron, County, Michigan Before or After the Civil War

By: LaBelle, Robert B.

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Robert B. LaBelle: 1988

Seller ID: 20804

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


72 pages; 8vo (8.5") 23 cm; White softcover, [vi] + 59 + 7 pages, 72 total pages, 4 appendixes, 6 b/w photos of grave markers, 543 men list with brief info on their lives and service in the Union Army. ; No marks, no defects. Scarce. View more info

Gogebic Range : Countdown to the Millenium 1899-1999

By: Lamberg, Gary A.

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Globe Publishing: 1999

Seller ID: 18658

Condition: Very Good+


108 pages; 4to (11") 28 cm; Tall softcover, white slick covers, fold-and-staple binding, 108 unnumbered pages, over 200 b/w photos and illustrations with detailed text. ; Local history of the Gogebic Range, a vast mining area covering the western part of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and part of northern Wisconsin, which attracted Finnish, Italian, Cornish and other immigrants to mining and logging jobs in the late 1800s. This book gives stats and news snippets fr... View more info

Lee Chronicle : Studies of the Early Generations of the Lees of Virginia

By: Lee, Cazenove Gardner Jr, and Dorothy Mills Parker

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Vantage Press: 1997

Edition: Second Edition; Third Printing

Seller ID: 19927

ISBN: 0533122864

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


411 pages; 8vo (9.25") 23 cm; Hardcover, black cloth, map of Tidewater Virginia on endpapers, [xxviii] + 411 pages, index, bibliography, chapter endnotes, 2 family trees, 4 appendixes, 14 b/w diagrams and small maps in text, 40 b/w photos and illustrations on non-glossy plates. ; Copyright 1957. This is 2nd edition, 1997, 3rd printing, 2015. Spine states Vantage Press. Copyright page states Society of the Lees of Virginia. ; Massive history nd genealogy from the firs... View more info

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Profiles of the Lewiston Area

By: Manor, Michael J. ; Illustrated by Verne Minge

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Historical Society: 1976

Seller ID: 20806

Condition: Near Fine


32 pages; 8vo (8.5") 23 cm; Black and white softcover, 32 glossy pages, 56 b/w photos and illustrations, many never before published. ; Local history of Lewiston, Montmorency County, Michigan, with short chapters on Hetherton, Vienna, Lovells and Johannesburg. ; Rear cover has two small pricestickers inked out. Otherwise item shows no defects. View more info

Modern Journeys : The Irish in Detroit

By: Marmon, Ed

Price: $8.00

Publisher: United Irish Societies: 2001

Seller ID: 20336

Condition: Near Fine


237 pages; 8vo (8.75") 22 cm; Softcover, b/w photo on front cover, [x] + 237 pages, over 75 b/w photos in text, with captions. ; Published under auspices, Detroit 300 Heritage Organization. Many profiles of notable Irish Detroiters. View more info

Custer on the Little Bighorn : Eye Witness and Carefully Researched Accounts of Custer's Famous Last Stand Battle with the Cheyenne and Sioux Indians on June 25, 1876

By: Marquis, Thomas Bailey

Price: $10.00

Publisher: End-Kian Publishing Company: 1972

Edition: Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 18707

ISBN: 0917256336

Condition: Near Fine


64 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Softcover booklet, stiff glossy yellow covers, [viii] + 56 pages, 28 b/w photos and illustrations including 2 small maps. ; Originally published in parts, 1929. This is f*rst omnibus edition, 1967. This is 4th printing, 1972. Complete subtitle: 'Eye Witness and Carefully Researched Accounts of Custer's Famous Last Stand Battle with the Cheyenne and Sioux Indians on June 25, 1876.' ; Only a touch of shelfwear. Appears unused. View more info

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History of Detroit for Young People : (Signed)

By: Marsh, Harriet A, and Florence A. Marsh

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Harriet & Florence Marsh: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17100

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


400 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Hardcver, dark blue buckram cloth, gold lettering and decor, pale green endpapers with historic maps, [xxxiv] + 400 pages, 3 appendixes including 4 voyageur songs with tunes and lyrics in French and singable English, index, bibliography, endnotes, about 150 b/w photos and illustrations in text. ; Privately printed by R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company for the authors. ; Two intrepid schoolteachers saw a need and filled it handsomely with this e... View more info

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Salerno : American Operations from the Beaches to the Volturno, 9 September - 6 October 1943

By: Marshall, George C.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Government Printing Office: 1944

Seller ID: 20269

Condition: Very Good+


95 pages; 8vo (9.25") 23 cm; Tan softcover, [viii] + 95 glossy pages, 23 b/w photos and illustrations, 18 maps including 4 two-color fold-out maps. ; Published by Historical Division, United States of America War Office. First issued 26 August 1944. Sketches by Col. W. P. Burn. ; History of Battle of Salerno, aka Operation Avalanche, carried out by Allied forces against Italy, 1943. ; Bound edge lightly worn and a bit sunned. No other defects. Crisp, appears unread. ... View more info