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UNITED STATES HISTORY.

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261 PERKINS, BRADFORD. Prologue To War 1805-1812: England And The United States.
University of California Press, Berkeley: 1968. Third Printing. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
The first full-scale study of the coming of the War of 1812 since the work of Henry Adams. Mr. Perkins contends that diplomatic disasters cannot always be explained in rational terms and that emotional factors more often than not dictate the course of history. He shows how the hotheads of the two countries made folly beget folly, until a war that neither side wanted became a reality. Includes an Index. 
Price: 39.43 USD
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262 PERRY, CHARLES EDWARD (EDITOR). Founders And Leaders Of Connecticut, 1633-1783.
D.C. Heath and Company, Boston: 1934. h Hardcover with no dustjacket. Good Condition. The upper right hand corner of the front free endpaper is chipped. 
The book is divided into three parts, "Founding the Colony, 1633-1663," "Leaders in a Century of Growth, 1663-1763," and "Attaining Independence and Setting Up a New Government, 1763-1783." Illustrated. Includes a bibliography and an index. 
Price: 47.74 USD
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263 PHILLIPS, WILLIAM. William Mckinley.
Henry Holt and Company. New York: 2003. 0805069534 / 9780805069532 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
William McKinley's election of 1896 marked the first time in two decades that the Republican Party was able to solidify its majority, putting the GOP in a position to dominate American politics for a generation. Argues convincingly that McKinley's accomplishments qualify him for promotion into the ranks of the near-great chief executives, Includes an Index. 
Price: 33.25 USD
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264 PINKERTON, ALLAN. Spy Of The Rebellion: Being A True History Of The Spy System Of The United States Army During The Late Rebellion, Revealing Many Secrets Of The War Hitherto Not Made Public.
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln: 1989. 0803287224 / 9780803287228 Reprint Edition. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
This memoir goes far beyond merely conveying historical information, narrowly understood. The Spy of the Rebellion also serves historical comprehension in the same manner that good fiction often does, through almost subconscious means, through an indefinable "feel" for the milieu that it imparts to the reader. 
Price: 38.00 USD
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265 PRESTON, ANTONY; HOGG, IAN; BATCHELOR, JOHN. Navies Of The American Revolution.
Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs: 1975. 0136107745 / 9780136107743 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 23.28 USD
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266 PRESTON, ANTONY; LYON, DAVID; BATCHELOR, JOHN H.; MAYER, S. L. (EDITOR) Navies Of The American Revolution.
Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs: 1975. 0136107745 / 9780136107743 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 18.53 USD
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267 RABLE, GEORGE C. The Confederate Republic: A Revolt Against Politics.
The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill & London: 1994. 0807821446 / 9780807821442 First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Focusing on the assumptions, values, and beliefs that formed the foundation of Confederate political ideology, Rable reveals how Southerners attempted to purify the political process and avoid what they saw as the evils of parties and partisanship. According to Rable, secession marked the beginning of a revolution against politics, in which the Confederacy's founding fathers saw themselves as the true heirs of the American Revolution. Includes an Index. 
Price: 26.08 USD
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268 RAKOVE, JACK N. Original Meanings: Politics And Ideas In The Making Of The Constitution.
The Easton Press, Norwalk: 1997. Collector's Edition limited to 2500 numbered and signed copies of which this Number 1,433. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good condition. Full forest green leather, with elaborate gilt-stamped decorations framed with ornate gilt borders on the covers. Gold moire end papers and a bound-in silk book mark. 
Jack Rakove, a history professor at Stanford University, has in this book framed the process that led to the drafting of the constitution in its historical and political context to offer insight into the difficulty of interpreting that most influential of documents. 
Price: 137.75 USD
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269 RANDALL, J. G.; DONALD, DAVID. The Divided Union.
Little, Brown and Company, Boston: 1961. First Printing. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. Library reject with usual markings, stampings and labels. 

Price: 19.00 USD
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270 RANDEL, WILLIAM PIERCE. Centennial: American Life In 1876
Chilton Book Company, Philadelphia: 1969. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Here is an analyric portrait of America in the year 1876, the one hundredth anniversary of the birth of the nation, published as the United States approaches its two hundredth anniversary. Includes an Index. 
Price: 15.91 USD
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271 RATHER, DAN; GATES, GARY PAUL. The Palace Guard.
Warner Books, New York: 1975. 0446799181 / 9780446799188 s Softcover. Good condition. 
Covers the inter working of the Nixon White House and the two people the authors claim really ran the day to day - John Ehrlichman and Bob Haldeman. The book starts out with a nice history on the power of the Presidents cabinets during the time from FDR to Nixon and the back and forth that took place with power being centralized in the White House or at the cabinet level, Includes an Index. 
Price: 2.38 USD
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272 RATHER, DAN; GATES, GARY PAUL. The Palace Guard.
Harper and Row Publishers, New York: 1974. 006013514X / 9780060135140 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good reading copy with plastic cover on book. 
Here are the inner workings of the Nixon White House as they unfolded in the years leading up to the [Watergate] break-in. Includes an Index. 
Price: 5.23 USD
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273 RATHER, DAN; GATES, GARY PAUL. The Palace Guard.
Harper and Row Publishers, New York: 1974. 006013514X / 9780060135140 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good reading copy has slight chips to dustjacket. 
Here are the inner workings of the Nixon White House as they unfolded in the years leading up to the [Watergate] break-in. Includes an Index. 
Price: 5.46 USD
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274 RATHER, DAN; GATES, GARY PAUL. The Palace Guard.
Warner Books, New York: 1975. 0446799181 / 9780446799188 s Softcover. Very good reading copy. 
Covers the interworking of the Nixon White House and the two people the authors claim really ran the day to day - John Ehrlichman and Bob Haldeman. The book starts out with a nice history on the power of the Presidents cabinets during the time from FDR to Nixon and the back and forth that took place with power being centralized in the White House or at the cabinet level, Includes an Index. 
Price: 2.38 USD
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275 RECK, W. EMERSON. A. Lincoln: His Last 24 Hours.
University of South Carolina Press, Columbia: 1987. 1570030081 / 9781570030086 s Softcover. Very good condition. 
Traces the final day of Lincoln's life and corrects many of the myths associated with one of the most famous assassinations in American history. Includes an Index. 
Price: 19.00 USD
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276 RICHLER, MORDECAI (EDITOR). Writers On World War I I: An Anthology.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1991. 0394572580 / 9780394572581 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Here, powerfully portrayed in the words of novelists, poets and journalists who lived through it --and in memoirs, diaries and letters--is the full sweep of the Second World War, as it was experienced around the world by combatants and civilians. 
Price: 14.73 USD
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277 ROBERTS, KENNETH. The Battle Of Cowpens: The Great Morale-builder.
Doubleday & Co., Garden City: 1958. First Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. Scuffing to front cover. 
This non-fiction book was the last piece of historical writing that Roberts finished, describing a battle between the British and the Americans that took place in South Carolina in 1780. Includes an Index. 
Price: 27.31 USD
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278 ROSENBERG, JEFFREY. George W. Bush: A Heroic First Year.
Readers Digest Association, New York: 2002. 0762104171 / 9780762104178 First printing. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good condition. 
A book about the 9/11 attacks and George Bushs' reaction to them. 
Price: 18.53 USD
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279 ROYSTER, CHARLES. The Fabulous History Of The Dismal Swamp Company: A Story Of George Washington's Times.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1999. 0679433457 / 9780679433453 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand New Book. 
Traces the rise and fall of the eighteenth-century transatlantic culture that was built on the insatiable demand in Europe for Virginia tobacco and the equally insatiable American demand for European goods. Royster writes about the many schemers and dreamers (including George Washington, Robert "King" Carter, two William Byrds, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, and Robert Morris) who failed to amass their desired fortunes, and a few realists (Samuel Gist, Dr. Thomas Walker, and Anthony Bacon) who succeeded. Includes an Index. 
Price: 18.95 USD
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280 SAFIRE, WILLIAM (SELECTED BY). Lend Me Your Ears: Great Speeches In American History.
W. W. Norton & Company, New York: 1992-1997. 0393040054 / 9780393040050 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Arranged by theme and occasion, and each speech is expertly introduced by the editor, who places the speech's occasion in historical context and analyzes the particular techniques that convey its force and effect. Includes an Index. 
Price: 68.88 USD
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