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321 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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322 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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323 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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324 PERL-ROSENTHAL, NATHAN. Citizen Sailors: Becoming American In The Age Of Revolution.
Belknap Press, Cambridge: 2015. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
In the decades after the United States formally declared its independence in 1776, Americans struggled to gain recognition of their new republic and their rights as citizens. None had to fight harder than the nation's seamen, whose labor took them far from home and deep into the Atlantic world. Citizen Sailors tells the story of how their efforts to become American at sea in the midst of war and revolution created the first national, racially inclusive model of United States citizenship. Nathan Perl-Rosenthal immerses us in sailors' pursuit of safe passage through the ocean world during the turbulent age of revolution. Challenged by British press-gangs and French privateersmen, who considered them Britons and rejected their citizenship claims, American seamen demanded that the U.S. government take action to protect them. In response, federal leaders created a system of national identification documents for sailors and issued them to tens of thousands of mariners of all races—nearly a century before such credentials came into wider use. Citizenship for American sailors was strikingly ahead of its time: it marked the federal government's most extensive foray into defining the boundaries of national belonging until the Civil War era, and the government's most explicit recognition of black Americans' equal membership as well. This remarkable system succeeded in safeguarding seafarers, but it fell victim to rising racism and nativism after 1815. Not until the twentieth century would the United States again embrace such an inclusive vision of American nationhood. 
Price: 28.45 USD
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325 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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326 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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327 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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328 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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329 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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330 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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331 PRATT, MARA L. American History Stories - Volume I.
Educational Publishing Company, Boston: 1908. Revised Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition considering its age. 
Designed for children in the elementary grades. 
Price: 23.75 USD
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332 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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333 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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334 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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335 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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336 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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337 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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338 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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339 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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340 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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