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Image for Road Less Traveled, the :  The History of Baldor 1976-2000

Road Less Traveled, the : The History of Baldor 1976-2000

By: Boreham, R. S. Jr.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Baldor Electric Company: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14411

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


174 pages; 4to (10") 26 cm; Dark blue cloth, gold lettering, 174 pages, numerous sidebars, chronological history, 6 appendixes, 89 photos and illustrations in text, most in color. ; Authored by R. S. 'Rollie' Boreham, Jr. ; 'Baldor Electric Company is a leading manufacturer of industrial electric motors, drives and generators', founded 1920 in Saint Louis, Missouri, moved to Fort Smith, Arkansas, in 1967, went public in 1976.; Boards are slightly bowed. No other defects to book. Jacket has two very small closed tears. Scarce. View more info

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Cover Up : The Art and Science of Political Deception (Signed)

By: Bresnahan, David M.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: David M. Bresnahan: 1998

Edition: Second Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 21488

Condition: Very Good


240 pages; 8vo (8.5") 23 cm; Black and white softcover, 240 pages, list of 42 mysterious deaths linked to Bill Clinton administration, 68 who refused to testify, 36 who fled the country. Includes extensive appendix with facsimiles of over 75 documents. Title page SIGNED by author. ; An incredible compilation of scandals and corruption involving President Bill Clinton and techniques used by Clinton White House to shield itself from being found out. ; Very light edgewear. Eight pages have a small amount of highlighting. No other defects. Scarce. View more info

Journal of Negro History, the : Volume 41, Number 1, January 1956

By: Brewer, William M.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Association for the Study of Negro Life & History: 1956

Seller ID: 17742

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


102 pages; 8vo (9.75") 25 cm; Softcover, gray covers, side-stapled binding, 102 pages, footnotes, 1 table. ; Topics include: From slavery to self reliance, by Edwin D. Hoffman. Roosevelt, Foraker and the Brownsville Affray, by James A. Tinsley. Carter Godwin Woodson and his contribution to American historiography, by Frank J. Klingberg. More. ; Very light wear only. No marks or spots. Binding tight. ; Laid in: advertisement to join Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, on manila cardstock, as issued. View more info

Journal of Negro History, the : Volume 41, Number 3, July 1956

By: Brewer, William M.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Association for the Study of Negro Life & History: 1956

Seller ID: 17743

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


104 pages; 8vo (9.75") 25 cm; Softcover, gray covers, side-stapled binding, [ii] + 99 pages numbered 185-283 + 3 pages, footnotes, 1 table. ; Topics include: Negroes and Indians on the Texas frontier 1831-1876, by Kenneth W. Porter. Attitutes of American Protestantism toward the Negro 1919-1939, by Robert M. Miller. William E. B. DuBois' concept of the racial problem in the US, by Mary L. Chaffee. More. ; Very light wear and a touch of foxing. No other marks. View more info

Journal of Negro History, the : Volume 46, Number 1, January 1961

By: Brewer, William M.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Association for the Study of Negro Life & History: 1961

Seller ID: 17744

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


64 pages; 8vo (9.75") 25 cm; Softcover, gray covers, side-stapled binding, [ii] + 64 pages. ; Topics include: Democracy and Christian ethics, by Dwight L. Dumond. The established Virginia church and the conversion of Negroes and Indians 1620-1760, by Jerome W. Jones. William Parker and the Christiana riot, by Roderick W. Nash. Saint Louis and the Exodusters of 1879, by Glen Schwendemann. More. ; Minor sheflwear only. View more info

Journal of Negro History, the : Volume 54, Number 1, January 1969

By: Brewer, William, with Benjamin Quarles, Clarence G. Contee, Arthur Schlesinger

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Association for the Study of Negro Life and History: 1969

Seller ID: 20579

Condition: Good+


100 pages; 8vo (9.75") 25 cm; Tan softcover, [ii] + 91 + 7 pages, 4 major articles with chapter endnotes, plus news, book reviews, etc. ; Contents: The Canadian Negro, by Robin W. Winks. Nationalism and History, by Arthur Schlesinger Jr. Historians and Negroes, by I. A. Newby. Emergence of DuBois as an African Nationalist, by Clarence G. Contee. ; Upper tip lightly bumped. Very small scribble on each cover. Former owner laid protective clear film over covers and edged spine and covers with decorative blue and white tape. Everything readable. Binding tight. Sold as is. View more info

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The Time it Takes : (Michigan History)

By: Brooks, Lucy Thompson

Price: $21.00

Publisher: Lucy Thompson Brooks: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20832

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


102 pages; 4to (11.25") 29 cm; Hardcover, white cloth, gold spine title, [ii] + 84 + 16 pages, 102 total pages, main text in 2 columns, 90 b/w photos with captions. ; Autobiography of Lucy Thompson Brooks, schoolteacher and great-grandmother of many, who grew up in log cabin on farm in Hart, Oceana county, in the northwest part of Michigan's lower peninsula. She tells true tales of primitive farming, hunting, cooking, schools, horses, trains, automobiles, etc, and family adventures. ; No defects to book or jacket. Scarce. View more info

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Michigan Men in the Civil War

By: Brown, Ida C.

Price: $26.00

Publisher: University of Michigan Press: 1977

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 21119

Condition: Near Fine


8vo (8.5") 23 cm; Brown softcover, [iv] + 138 pages, index, appendix, 14 b/w photos and illustrations reproduced from old sources, 502 individuals listed with their names, dates, place of residence, regiment, concise biographical data, and detailed descriptions of their surviving wartime correspondence. ; Foreword by Robert M. Warner. Originally published 1959. This is 3rd edition, 1977. ; No marks, no defects. Scarce. ; Michigan Historical Collections Bulletin Series; Vol. 27 View more info

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Cushing of Gettysburg : The Story of a Union Artillery Commander

By: Brown, Kent Masterson

Price: $13.00

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20942

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


330 pages; 8vo (9.5") 25 cm; Hardcover, tan cloth, [xiv] + 330 pages + 24 plates, index, bibliography, endnotes, 11 maps, 54 high-quality b/w photos and illustrations on glossy plates. ; Isbn 0813118379. 1st edition, 1993. Lieutenant Alonzo Hereford Cushing was in charge of an artillery unit at Gettysburg and was killed there in action. This biography is one of very few Civil War histories focused on a junior officer or the operations of an artillery (cannon) unit. ; Small address label on front endpaper. Otherwise book and jacket appear unused. ; Laid in: 3 pages of additional info on Cus... View more info

Image for Ghost Towns of Ontario, Volume 2 :  A Field Guide

Ghost Towns of Ontario, Volume 2 : A Field Guide

By: Brown, Ron

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Polar Bear Press: 1999

Seller ID: 20836

Condition: Near Fine


224 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Green softcover, 224 pages, index, over 60 towns listed and described, over 100 b/w photos and small maps. View more info

Image for Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest :  A Forest Shrine

Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest : A Forest Shrine

By: Callahan, James William; Illustrated by Rossoll

Price: $18.00

Publisher: United States Forest Service Southern Region: 1936

Seller ID: 21296

Condition: Fair


12 pages; 8vo (8.25") 21 cm; Softcover, green leatherette covers, 12 pages numbered to 9, small map showing Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest, North Carolina, and its neighboring national forests: Cherokee, Chattahoochee, Nantahala, Pisgah, Sumter. ; Cover art by Rossoll. Brief bio of Joyce Kilmer and history of his memorial forest. ; We have graded this item Fair. Covers spotted and discolored. Pages yellowed from age. Lettering faded but everything readable. No marks or scribbles. Binding intact. Scarce. Sold as is. View more info

Image for World's Fair, The, Being a Pictorial History of the Columbian Exposition : Containing a Complete History of the World Renowned Exposition At Chicago; ... .

World's Fair, The, Being a Pictorial History of the Columbian Exposition : Containing a Complete History of the World Renowned Exposition At Chicago; ... .

By: Cameron, William E.

Price: $32.00

Publisher: M. J. Monahan: 1893

Seller ID: 20991

Condition: Poor with no dust jacket


816 pages; 4to (10.5") 27 cm; Large thick hardcover, black embossed leather binding, gilt lettering, 816 pages, floral endpapers, gorgeous presentation page with full-color and gilt decor, four frontispiece portrait photos of Thomas W. Palmer, George R. Davis, Mrs. Potter Palmer (Bertha Honore Palmer) and Frances E. Willard, main text in 2 columns, hundreds of b/w and monochrome photos and engravings with captions, many full-page. ; Complete subtitle: 'Being a Pictorial History of the Columbian Exposition, Containing a Complete History of the World-Renowned Exposition at Chicago, Captivati... View more info

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It Happened at Rockwood : A History of the Gibraltar School District (Michigan History)

By: Carlson, Oscar A.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Gibraltar School District Board of Education: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20826

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


64 pages; 8vo (8.75") 22 cm; Hardcover, dark blue cloth, gold lettering, 64 glossy pages, index, appendix, 15 b/w photos and facsimiles. ; Originally written in 1951. This is first edition, 1980. ; Oscar A. Carlson, longtime teacher, principal, and all-around great guy, penned this lively history of the Gibraltar School District, encompassing Gibraltar, Rockwood, Flat Rock, Woodhaven, and parts of Brownstown township, Wayne county, Michigan, on the banks of Lake Erie. ; Owner name and small design with teddy bear stamped on front endpaper in pale red ink. No other defects. No jacket, as is... View more info

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Then Came Freedom : Detroit and the Emancipation Proclamation

By: Chavis, John

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Detroit Historical Museum: 1964

Seller ID: 20869

Condition: Near Fine


8 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; White booklet, 8 pages, 7 b/w photos and illustrations, 5 with captions. ; Copyright 1960. This printing 1964. ; History of abolitionists, the Underground Railroad, Frederick Douglass and other notables in Detroit, on and around the day of emancipation, January 1, 1863. ; No marks, no defects. Scarce. View more info

Study Guide, Incendiaries : Questions, Answers and Practical Exercises

By: Chemical Warfare School

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Chemical Warfare School: 1942

Seller ID: 17805

Condition: Good


44 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Softcover, pale yellow covers, 2 + 39 + 3 pages, 6 tables, 11 b/w photos and diagrams. ; Published in Edgewood, Maryland, at the Edgewood Arsenal (now Aberdeen Proving Ground) which was home of the US Army Chemical Warfare School. *** Topics include: What is fire? Extinguishing fires. Magnesium bombs. White phosphorus. Grenades. More. ; This book appears to have been used in the field. Covers are soiled. Light foxing to some page edges. Owner name, unit, and city on front in fountain pen. ; Chemical Warfare School Pamphlet Series; Vol. 3 View more info

Instructions for Using Gas Indentifications Sets

By: Chemical Warfare School

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Chemical Warfare School: 1942

Seller ID: 17806

Condition: Very Good


16 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Softcover, pale yellow covers, 16 pages, 1 table, 4 b/w photos and diagrams. ; Published in Edgewood, Maryland, at the Edgewood Arsenal (now Aberdeen Proving Ground) which was home of the US Army Chemical Warfare School. *** Instructions for using army equipment made for the identification of gases and detonators used in chemical warfare. ; Light soiling to covers. Small piece of last leaf (blank on both sides) missing. Owner name on front in fountain pen. Several pages have underlining or margin notes in green pencil. Scarce in any condition. ; Chemical Warfare S... View more info

Decontamination : Decontamination of Vesicant Agents

By: Chemical Warfare School

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Chemical Warfare School: 1942

Seller ID: 17807

Condition: Very Good


44 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Softcover, pale yellow covers, 44 pages, 4 tables, 36 b/w photos and diagrams. ; Published in Edgewood, Maryland, at the Edgewood Arsenal (now Aberdeen Proving Ground) which was home of the US Army Chemical Warfare School. *** Instructions for decontaminating people, objects, and locations that have been attacked with vesicants (chemicals that cause burning and blistering, such as mustard gas). ; Light foxing to covers, light bumps to tips. No writing or marks. Scarce in any condition. ; Chemical Warfare School Pamphlet Series; Vol. 12 View more info

Chemical Warfare Service : Candles

By: Chemical Warfare School

Price: $26.00

Publisher: Government Printing Office: 1931

Seller ID: 17809

Condition: Fair


28 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Softcover booklet bound with two staples, bound edge die-cut for binder insertion, 28 pages, 32 b/w photos and diagrams. ; Published for use of US Army Chemical Warfare School, 1931. Topics include: Nontoxic smoke candles. Lacrimatory (tear gas) candles. Irritant candles. Methods of firing. Safety precautions. More. ; This item appears to have been in the field. Exteriors are rubbed and soiled. Owner name and date (6-42) in fountain pen on front. Several pages have underlining or margin brackets. Everything is readable. Binding tight. Sold as is. ; Technical Regul... View more info

Image for Life Along the Shoreline :  150 Years of Port Austin, Michigan History, 1854-2004

Life Along the Shoreline : 150 Years of Port Austin, Michigan History, 1854-2004

By: Clancy, Christine Kennedy

Price: $68.00

Publisher: Historical Society: 2004

Seller ID: 21075

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


368 pages; 4to (11.25") 29 cm; Tall hardcover, dark red buckram cloth, silver lettering, 368 pages, main text in 2 columns, about 800 b/w photos and illustrations with captions. Includes dozens of family histories. ; Written by Christine Kennedy Clancy and committee. ; Fore-edge shows three tiny spots. Otherwise no defects to book or jacket. Quite scarce. View more info

Image for Eighth Air Force Combat Diary, an :  Combat Missions Flown with the 100th Bomb Group, England 1944-1945

Eighth Air Force Combat Diary, an : Combat Missions Flown with the 100th Bomb Group, England 1944-1945

By: Clark, John A.

Price: $44.00

Publisher: Proctor Publications: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21181

ISBN: 1928623050

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


352 pages; 4to (10.25") 26 cm; Hardcover, dark blue cloth, [xxx] + 322 glossy pages, main text in 2 columns, index, glossary, 9 appendixes, over 200 b/w photos and small maps with captions. ; Includes over 150 never-before-published combat photos. Written by combat co-pilot of a B-57 Flying Fortress. ; (Don't be fooled: Author autogr*ph is printed, not real) Former owner placed small address label on front endpaper. Otherwise book and jacket are Fine. View more info