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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. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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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.' 
Price: 10.00 USD
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5 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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6 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. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 Hart, Richard; comp. Lincoln in Illinois: Commemorating the Bicentennial of the Birth of Abraham Lincoln, Febrary 12, 2009. Ron Schramm, Photographer.
Springfield: The Abraham Lincoln Association, 2009. First Edition. Of an edition of 1000, this is No. 71. 
Signed by the photographer. Quarto, black cloth with photo illustration affixed to front cover, xiv, 250 pp. Photographs of Lincoln's Illinois statues with commentary. Fine. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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8 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...” 
Price: 10.00 USD
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9 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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10 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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11 Reagan, Nancy. I Love You, Ronnie: The Letters of Ronald Reagan to Nancy Reagan.
New York: Random House, 2000. First Edition. 
Octavo, blue boards (hardcover), 189 pp. Fine, in a Fine dust jacket. From dust jacket: Starting in 1950, shortly after they met, and up through the 1990s, Ronald Reagan wrote letters to his wife, Nancy. In this beautiful book, those extraordinary letters are woven into a moving portrait of a long and loving marriage, as Nancy Reagan shares not only the letters but also her reflections on them, and on the life that she and Ronald Reagan shared, from courtship, young marriage, and the White House years on through to her life today. Included letter: My Darling / This is really just an in-between day. It is a day on which I love you three hundred and sixty-five more days more than I did a year ago and three hundred and sixty-five days less than I will a year from now. / But I wonder how I lived at all for all the three hundred and sixty-fives before I met you. / All my love, / Your Husband. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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12 Schroeder-Lein, Glenna R. Lincoln and Medicine.
Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, (2012). First Edition. 
Inscribed and signed by the author. Octravo, black cloth (hardcover), xiii, 128 pp. Photos. From the dust jacket: [The book] investigates the most enduring controversies about Lincoln's mental health, physical history, and assassination; the conditions that afflicted his wife and children, both before and after his death; and Lincoln's relationship with the medical field during the Civil War, both as commander-in-chief and on a personal level.” Fine in dust jacket. 
Price: 20.00 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. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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14 Silverman, Jason H. Licoln and the Immigrant.
Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, (2015). First Edition. 
Inscribed and signed by the author. Octavo, black cloth (hardcover), [viii], 159 pp. Photos. From the jacket: “From an early age... Lincoln developed an awareness of and a tolerance for different peoples and their cultures, and he displayed an affinity for immigrants throughout his legal and political careers.” Fine in dust jacket. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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15 Stevenson, Louise L. Lincoln in the Atlantic World.
New York: Cambridge University Press, (2015). First Edition. 
Inscribed and signed by the author. Octavo, softbound, ix, 277 pp. Photos., illustrations. From the blurb: “Answering questions that previous scholars have not thought to ask, the book opens the vision of Lincoln as a global republican.” Fine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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16 Temple, Wayne C. By Square & Compass: Saga of the Lincoln Home.
Mahomet, Ill.: Mayhaven Publishing, (2002). Revised Edition. 
Signed by the Author. Octavo, softbound, 321 pp. Photos., illustrations. Near-Fine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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17 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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18 [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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