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1 Anderson, Robert Gordon. Leader of Men.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1920. First Edition. 
Signed and inscribed by the Author. Octavo, navy blue cloth (hardcover), gilt letters & illus. to upper cover, tissue protected frontis., 55 pp. Near-Fine, with lightly rubbed edges, dulling to spine's gilt letters. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2 Blodgett, Bonnie and Tice, D. J. At Home with the Presidents.
Woodstock, NY: Overlook Press, [1988]. First Edition. 
Quarto, blue boards (hardcover), 256 pp. Color photos, b & w photos, illus. Fine in dust jacket. 
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3 Bobbe, Dorothie. Mr. & Mrs. John Quincy Adams: An Adventure in Patriotism.
New York: Minton, Balch & Company, 1930. 
Octavo, black cloth (hardcover), illus. paper labels, uncut, 310 pp. Very Good+ with light wear (overall, a bright, tight & very attractive copy). 
Price: 10.00 USD
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4 Dineen, Michael P.; Polley, Robert L.; Nixon, Buford; Editors. The Truman Years. The Words and Times of Harry S. Truman.
Waukesha, Wisconsin: Country Beautiful. 
Quarto, tan cloth, gilt letters, 111 pp. Former owner signiture, otherwise Fine in an edgeworn dust jacket. Fully illus. ‘In both words and photographs, this handsome book offers a rare insight into ‘the man from Independence' as President, politician, husband, father and everyday American. Excepts from his speeches, lettres, radio and television addresses and Presidential messages show the charm, eloquence, fearlessness, honesty and humor that was Harry Truman...Over 130 photographs and illus. in color and monochrome graphically present Truman, his family and colleagues and the headline events of which he was at the center during the Truman Years - the crucial era from 1945 through 1952 which shaped the world we live in today.' 
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5 Foote, Henry Wilder. Thomas Jefferson: Champion of Religious Freedom, Advocate of Christian Morals.
Boston: The Beacon Press, 1947. First Edition. 
Octavo, grey cloth (hardcover), 70 pp. Near-Fine, with tanned spine and former-owner bookplate; in a Good, mylar protected dust jacket with fading and edgewear. From dust jacket: This book traces the development of Thomas Jefferson's religious opinions from his youth on a frontier settlement through his education at Williamsburg when he turned away from traditional orthodox Christianity to his later advocacy of the Morals of Jesus. In answer to the bitter attacks upon him as an infidel or an atheist Jefferson replied that he was a Christian in the only sense that Jesus ever desired anyone to be -- namely, that he followed his doctrines. He was devoted to the moral precepts and ideas of Jesus. Jefferson was strongly anti-clerical as a result of the bitter attacks upon his championship of religious freedom, and he wholly repudiated the traditional Christian dogmas. However, in the latter part of his life, strongly influenced by the teachings of the great English Unitarian clergyman and scientist (the discoverer of oxygen), Joseph Priestley, he adopted Unitarian views of Jesus. This book tells the story of the growth and development of Jefferson's opinions, largely quoted from his own words, as no other previous work has done. 
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6 Goldman, Eric F. The Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1969. First Edition, As Stated. 
Octavo, grey cloth, (hardcover), blue spine label, uncut, xii, 531, xxi pp. Near-Fine, with light soiling to lower page edge, in a like dust jacket with slight edgewear. “...A distinguished study of a profoundly complex man..” 
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7 Gores, Stan. Presidential Campaign Memorabilia, with Prices.
Des Moines, Iowa: Wallace-Homestead Book Company, 1982. First Edition. 
Quarto, softbound (stiff, full-color illus. wrappers), 156 pp. Very Good+, with lightly rubbed edges. Contents: Why Collect Presidential Memorabilia?; Scarcity Years for Collectors, 1789-1828; Jackson to Garfield, 1829-1880; The Years of Plenty, 1880-1912; From Wilson to Reagon; Presidential Plates of P. J. Jacobus; Presidential Memorabilia with Prices; The Presidents and Many of the Also-Rans; Bibliography; Index. 
Price: 8.50 USD
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8 Hall, Gordon Langley. Mr. Jefferson's Ladies.
Boston: Beacon Press, (1966). 
Octavo, purple cloth & white boards (hardcover), gilt letters, xvi, 239 pp. Near-Fine, with foxing (age darkened spotting) to page edges, in a Very Good dust jacket with edgewear that includes several small chips. Contents: Virginia, Martha Wayles Jefferson, 1770-1782; Philadelphia, Patsy, 1782-1784; Paris, Patsy and Maria Jefferson, 1784-1789; Daughters to the Secretary of State, 1790-1793; The Peaceful Interlude, Jefferson and His Family, 1793-1797; Daughters to the Vice President, Patsy Randolph and Maria Eppes, 1797-1800; The First Lady and Her Sister, 1800-1809; Mistress of Monticello, 1809-1826; The Exile, Patsy Randolph, 1826-1836. 
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9 Haraszti, Zoltan. John Adams & the Prophets of Progress.
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1952. First Edition. 
Octavo, red cloth (hardcover), viii, 362 pp. Near-Fine, with small strip of sunning to spine (corresponding to a large chip in the dust jacket), in a Good+ dust jacket with large, square chip along spine, sunning, and several smaller chips along edges. From jacket: The reader of this book will be listening in on debates between John Adams and some of the most famous eighteenth-century writers -- Bolingbroke, Rousseau, DeMably, Turgot, Condorcet, Mary Wollstonecraft, and many others. For as he read their books, Adams engaged in argument with them, writing his impassioned comments on the margins. His notes follow one another so closely that real dialogues ensue between him and the various authors. Mr. Haraszti reproduces the larger part of these dialogues, giving brief excerpts from the texts accompanied by Adams' comments. Introductory essays on Adams and his political philosophy are followed by chapters devoted to the individual authors, each preceded by Mr. Haraszti's penetrating discussions of their works...More than a hundred books in Adams's library of three thousand volumes contain marginal notes, often several thousand words each. They add up to the first critque of the doctrine of progress by an American. 
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10 Kelley, Virginia. Leading with My Heart: My Life. With James Morgan.
New York: Simon & Schuster, [1994]. 
Octavo, red cloth & grey boards (hardcover), 248 pp. Fine, in a like dust jacket. “Growing up poor in tiny Hope, Arkansas, she was the daughter of an affectionate, self-effacing father and a driven, often explosively angry mother. Virginia would revisit these emotional extremes in her five marriages to four men: handsome, charismatic Bill Blythe, the father Bill Clinton never knew; abusive, alcoholic Roger Dude Clinton, whom Bill loved, young Roger hated, and Virginia divorced and then remarried out of pity; flashy-dressing, soft-spoken Jeff Dwire, the haridresser who did time for stock fraud and convinced Kelley to leave her grey streak undyed; and Dick Kelley, the retire food broker who provided strength and stability during an especially trying time in her life...” 
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11 Mayo, Bernard; Editory. Jeferson Himself: The Personal Narrative of a Many-Sided American.
Charlottesville: The University Press of Virginia, [1970]. 
Octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, xv, 384 pp. Illustrated. Fine, in a Very Good+ dust jacket with slight edgewear. From Preface: In this story of Thomas Jefferson, told in his own words, I have tried to present an intimate and rounded portrait of a great and many-sided American. The materials for it have been his voluminous wirtings, especially his thousands of letters written (as he said) in the warmth and freshness of fact and feeling and forming the only full and genuine journal of his life. These have been woven into a narrative account of the man, of his private and public life, his varied interests and achievments. But it is more than a personal history of our greatest deomocrat. Filled with his reflections on the things which have been passing, it is an eye-witness account of the birth and first half-century of the American nation, written by Jefferson himself. Wherever the reader dips into this book he will find that Jeffeson, whether speaking of politics, religion, economics, science, or education, is concerned with one great objective: the freedom and happiness of man. The author of the Declaration of Independence not only gave immortal literary form to the rights of man, but throughout his long career he waged war on many fronts to give them reality...” 
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12 Mazo, Earl. Richard Nixon: A Political and Personal Portrait.
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, (1959). First Edition. 
Signed and inscribed by Richard Nixon (”Dick” Nixon). Octavo, cloth-backed boards (hardcover), gilt letters, uncut, viii + 309 pp. Good, with edgewear that includes fraying to spine, light foxing (age darkening) to endpapers. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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13 Sherrill, Robert. The Accidental President.
New York: Grossman, 1967. First Edition. 
Octavo, cloth (hardcover), 282 pp. [Lyndon Baines Johnson.]. Near-Fine, in a slightly chipped dust jacket. 
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14 Winter-Berger, Robert N. The Gerald Ford Letters.
Secaucus, NJ: Lyle Stuart, Inc., [1974]. First Edition. 
Octavo, blue boards (hardcover), 235 pp. Fine, in a Near-Fine, lightly rubbed dust jacket. Reproduces more than three dozen letters that Ford wrote to Winter-Berger, providing solid documentation that challenges Gerald Ford's statements that he scarecely knew Winter-Berger, met him only a few times, wrote no more than a handful of letters to him. 
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15 [Andrew Jackson]. Official Record from the War Department of the Proceedings of the Court Martial Which Tried, and the Orders of General Jackson for Shooting the Six Militia Men, Together with Official Letters from the War Department, (Ordered to Be Printed by Congress) Showing That These American Citizens Were Inhumanly & Illegally Massacred.
Washington: Printed at the Office of Jonathan Elliot, 1828. First Edition. Howes J11. 
Octavo, original rebound in red cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, tissue-protected frontis., 32 pp. Very Good, with light foxing (age darkened spotting) and light sunning to spine and edges. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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