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281 PARKMAN, FRANCIS; SMITH, JAMES K (INTRODUCTION BY). The Oregon Trail.
Airmont Publishing, New York: 1964. Airmont Classic. s Softcover. Good reading copy. 
Brings the reader the sight, sound, and smell of the Great Plains of the mid-nineteenth century, a dry, treeless land of wild grasses and sagebrush, where wolves skulked, antelope raced, and buffalo lumbered. 
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282 PARKMAN, FRANCIS; SMITH, JAMES K (INTRODUCTION). The Oregon Trail.
Airmont Publishing, New York: 1964. Airmont Classic. s Softcover. Good reading copy with covers loose from binding. 
Brings the reader the sight, sound, and smell of the Great Plains of the mid-nineteenth century, a dry, treeless land of wild grasses and sagebrush, where wolves skulked, antelope raced, and buffalo lumbered. 
Price: 2.38 USD
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283 PARMET, HERBERT S. The Democrats: The Years After Fdr.
Oxford University Press, NY: 1977. 0195199715 / 9780195199710 First Printing this Edition. s Softcover. Very good reading copy. 
An engaging, lively, and scholarly history of the National Democratic Party since Franklin Roosevelt's death. "...the best and most comprehensive history of the Democratic Party in its post-Roosevelt phase." Lawrence S. Wittner, Review in American History. Includes an Index. 
Price: 52.82 USD
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284 PARRINGTON, VERNON L. Main Currents In American Thought: Volume One 1620-1800, The Colonial Mind.
Harcourt Brace and World, New York: 1927. Harvest Books Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Treats of such makers of the American mind as Thomas Hooker, Roger Williams, Samuel Sewall, Increase and Cotton Mather, Jonathan Edwards, Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, Tom Paine, and Thomas Jefferson. Includes an Index. 
Price: 3.56 USD
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285 PARRINGTON, VERNON LOUIS. Main Currents In American Thought: Volume Two, The Romantic Revolution In America, 1800-1860.
A Harvest Book, New York: 1954. s Softcover. Fair condition. 

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286 PATRICK, JOHN J. WITH LEMING, ROBERT S. How To Teach The Bill Of Rights.
Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, New York: 1991. 088464135X / 9780884641353 First Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
This work is directed to secondary school teachers of history, government, and civics. It is designed to fit common educational objectives in secondary school curriculum guides, which call for teaching and learning about the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights. Furthermore, it encourages careful reading, analysis, and classroom discussion of primary documents and legal case studies on Bill of Rights issues in American history and our contemporary society. 
Price: 35.39 USD
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287 PATTERSON, JAMES T. Grand Expectations: The United States, 1945-1974.
Oxford University Press, New York: 1995. 019507680X / 9780195076806 Volume 10 in The Oxford History of the United States Series. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Fair condition. Water stained. 
A magisterial work that weaves the major political, cultural, and economic events of the period into a superb portrait of America from 1945 through Watergate. Includes an Index. 
Price: 36.58 USD
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288 PEARSON, KENNETH; AND CONNOR, PATRICIA. 1776: The British Story Of The American Revolution.
National Maritime Museum, Greenwich: 1976. 0723001472 / 9780723001478 s Softcover. Good condition. 
The manner in which the American Colonies declared themselves Independent of the King of England, throughout the different Provinces on July 4, 1776. 
Price: 16.20 USD
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289 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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290 PERRET, GEOFFREY. A Country Made By War: From The Revolution To Vietnam, The Story Of America's Rise To Power.
Vintage Books, New York: 1989. 0679726985 / 9780679726982 First Printing of this edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
From the Revolution to Vietnam, America has been embroiled in nine major wars in as many generations. This remarkable book is at once a history of America on the battlefield and a highly original study of the ways in which wars molded and mirrored its national identity. "An enviable narrative flair which manages to describe dozens of complex battles in a few brief, telling strokes while simultaneously carrying on a complex argument. . . . This is narrative art of the higest order." - Cleveland Plain Dealer 
Price: 19.00 USD
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291 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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292 PHILLIPS, DONALD T. The Founding Fathers On Leadership: Classic Teamwork In Changing Times.
Warner Books, New York: 1997. 0446520926 / 9780446520928 First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Takes you into the world of "team leaders" Thomas Paine, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison as they mapped strategy, forged consensus, picked the right staff people - and heretofore unproven talents as Lafayette and John Paul Jones - and made crucial decisions and daring choices. Includes an Index. "Remarkable . . . a lively and entertaining study that delivers uncommon good sense." - USA Today 
Price: 11.40 USD
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293 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. 
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294 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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295 PRATT, JULIUS W. America's Colonial Experiment: How The United States Gained, Governed, And In Part Gave Away A Colonial Empire.
Prentice-Hall, Inc., New York: 1951. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition but dustjacket is slightly worn. 
Here is the intriguing story of the rise and decline of imperialist sentiment in the United States, and the acquisition of America's territorial and overseas possessions. It tells of the governments of these diverse territories, their economic problems, and their political aspirations - from the time of the Louisiana Purchase to our occupation of Japan and Korea. Includes an Index. 
Price: 30.12 USD
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296 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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297 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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298 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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299 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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300 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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