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Abe Lincoln Grows Up by Carl Sandburg w/ Itro and Notes by Max Herzberg 1960 ED, Carl Sandburg
1 Carl Sandburg Abe Lincoln Grows Up by Carl Sandburg w/ Itro and Notes by Max Herzberg 1960 ED
Harcourt Brace and Company 1960 Hardcover Used: Good Hardcover 
This hardcover book was published in 1960 by Harcourt Brace and Company with 202 pages including prelims and frontispiece. The text has scattered notes, notations and other markings. The binding is sound. The cover and first few pages are creased at the bottom corner. There is no dust jacket. The spine panel is tone. Ten pages are creased at the bottom corner. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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The Temple of Fame A Personal Biography of Lyman Undewood Humphrey Paul Harper Kansas History Governor Civil War, Harper, Paul F.
2 Harper, Paul F. The Temple of Fame A Personal Biography of Lyman Undewood Humphrey Paul Harper Kansas History Governor Civil War
Mennonite Press 1995-01-01 First Edition Hardcover Used: Good Used: Good Hardcover Standard Hardcover 
This FIRST EDITION hardcover book was published in 1995 by the Mennonite Press with 237 pages. Ex-library copy with call letters on the spine, check-in sheet, a barcode and several library stamps including one on the top page edges. The text is unmarked. The binding is sound. No dust jacket. The foredge has a few small soil spots. PREFACEDuring an American history class I was teaching in the fall semester of 1976 at Independence Community College, located in Independence, Kansas, I was made aware that James Humphrey Graves had possession of a small wooden box which contained the Civil War letters from his great-grandfather, Lyman U. Humphrey. I was asked if I would like to see the letters, and I answered in the affirmative.I looked at the letters and read parts of some of them. After obtaining permission, I made copies of all of the letters. Over a period of four years, I transcribed the letters, many of which were badly deteriorated and quite difficult to read. These letters were my first introduction to Lyman Underwood Humphrey.After reading the letters, I was impressed by his love and respect for his mother and by his keen descriptions of his participation in Civil War battles. I desired to know more about Humphrey and began research in early local newspapers in an attempt to enlarge my knowledge of the former Kansas governor.I affirmed my decision to write this biography when, during a discussion over the proposed destruction of the old Alf Landon home in Independence, the Independence Reporter of January 15, 1986, quoted a community leader who stated, "... To stop this proposal because it's Alf Landon's house is ridiculous. The Lyman Humphrey argument was really dumb — who ever knew who he was?"The historic Humphrey home, located at 403 West Myrtle, had previously been destroyed by the bulldozer in 1984 to make way for the construction of a fast-food place. Some local people who were interested in historic preservation had attempted to preserve the former governor's home. This home had not only been the home of Governor Humphrey but also that of former Governor Ben S. Paulen, who moved into the house in 1938. No other house in the state of Kansas could boast being the private home of two former governors.This account, a labor of love, is my effort to make you intimately acquainted with a loving son, a patriot, a good soldier, a faithful husband, a good father, a great leader, and an increasingly rare specimen, an honest politician who did not financially profit from his sixteen years in Kansas politics.All quotations in this account are verbatim, and no attempt has been made to correct spelling except in a few places where proper sense might otherwise not be made by the reader. In these few places, the correction is supplied within brackets [ ]. There are numerous places in the Civil War letters where the word or words cannot be ascertained; in those places I have supplied an underlined space. No footnotes have been included, but sources have been cited within the text of the manuscript.I wish to extend special thanks to James H. Graves for permission to copy and use Lyman Humphrey's Civil War letters. I also thank my friends and former co-workers, Professors Glenn Williams, Gary Mitchell, Janelle Knull and Ron Mclntosh for help in proofreading the manuscript, doing some sketch work, help with pictures and for making many helpful suggestions. I appreciate the kindness of Humphrey's granddaughter, Mary Lou Graves, who granted several interviews and loaned me pictures. This labor of love has also been made possible by the patience of Mary L Harper, my loving wife of forty-four years. 
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They Still Call Him Ike Inscribed 1st Edition Henry Jameson US Presidential Biography, Jameson, Henry B
3 Jameson, Henry B They Still Call Him Ike Inscribed 1st Edition Henry Jameson US Presidential Biography
053300375X / 9780533003754 Vantage Press 1972-01-01 Hardcover Used: Good Hardcover Signed
This first edition hardcover book was inscribed by the author and published in 1972 by Vantage Press with 105 pages. The text is unmarked. The binding is sound. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Signed Tension City Inside the Presidential Debates Jim Lehrer Kennedy Obama ARC, Jim Lehrer
4 Jim Lehrer Signed Tension City Inside the Presidential Debates Jim Lehrer Kennedy Obama ARC
1400069173 / 9781400069170 Random House 2011-09-13 Paperback Used: Very Good Paperback Trade Paperback Signed
Inscribed ADVANCED READERS EDITION. This paperback book is the ADVANCED READER'S EDITION that was published in 2001 by Random House with 223 pages. Inscribed by the author on the title page. The text is unmarked. The binding is tight. There is normal shelf and edge wear to the covers with some light surface scratching from rubbing. The bottom corner of about 30 pages are creased along the very bottom corner. “In his quiet but intense way, Jim Lehrer earns the trust of the major political players of our time,” notes Barbara Walters. “He explains and exposes their hopes and dreams, their strengths and failures as they try to put their best foot forward.”......From the man widely hailed as “the Dean of Moderators” comes a lively and revealing book that pulls back the curtain on more than forty years of televised political debate in America. A veteran newsman who has presided over eleven presidential and vice-presidential debates, Jim Lehrer gives readers a ringside seat for some of the epic political battles of our time, shedding light on all of the critical turning points and rhetorical faux pas that helped determine the outcome of America’s presidential elections—and with them the course of history. Drawing on his own experiences as “the man in the middle seat,” in-depth interviews with the candidates and his fellow moderators, and transcripts of key exchanges, Lehrer isolates and illuminates what he calls the “Major Moments” and “killer questions” that defined the debates, from Kennedy-Nixon to Obama-McCain.......Oftentimes these moments involve the candidates themselves and are seared into our collective political memory. Michael Dukakis stumbles badly over a question about the death penalty. Dan Quayle compares himself to John F. Kennedy once too often. Barack Obama and John McCain barely make eye contact over the course of a ninety-minute discussion. At other times, the debate moderators themselves become part of the story—and Lehrer is there to give us a backstage look at the drama. Peter Jennings suggests surprising the candidates by suspending the carefully negotiated rules minutes before the 1988 presidential debate—to the consternation of his fellow panelists. Lehrer himself weathers a firestorm of criticism over his performance as moderator of the 2000 Bush-Gore debate. And then there are the excruciating moments when audio lines go dead and TelePrompTers stay dark just seconds before going on the air live in front of a worldwide television audience of millions......Asked to sum up his experience as a participant in high-level televised debates, President George H. W. Bush memorably likened them to an evening in “tension city.” In Jim Lehrer’s absorbing insider account, we find out that truer words were never spoken. 
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The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream First Edition, Obama, Barack
5 Obama, Barack The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream First Edition
0307237699 / 9780307237699 Crown 2006-10-17 Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
This first edition hardcover book was published in 2006 by Crown Publishers with 376. The text is unmarked. The binding is tight. There is normal shelf and edge wear. The dust jacket is unclipped and untorn. 
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A Dawn in the Trees Thomas Jefferson 1776-1789 Leonard Wibberley 1st HB PRT, Wibberley, Leonard
6 Wibberley, Leonard A Dawn in the Trees Thomas Jefferson 1776-1789 Leonard Wibberley 1st HB PRT
Ariel Books 1964-01-01 First Printing Hardcover Used: Good Used: Good Hardcover Standard Hardcover 
This State FIRST PRINTING hardcover book was published in 1964 by Ariel Books with 190 pages. The text is unmarked. The binding is tight. There is normal shelf and edge wear. The dust jacket is unclipped but has a couple small closed tears and some creasing along the edges. Top stained page edge (by the publisher). The dust jacket is housed in a protective cover. The back of the dust jacket is moderately soiled. This is the second volume in Mr. Wibberley's Life of Thomas Jefferson and it can be read without reference to Volume 1. Thomas Jefferson was such a complex man that any period of his life will reveal to us much of importance, not only concerning Jefferson himself, but of the young America which he did so much to bring into being. A DAWN IN THE TREES starts with the assembled founding fathers debating that extraordinary document, the Declaration of Independence, which Jefferson alone had drawn up. We continue to trace Jefferson's -life—governor of Virginia, his happy marriage, the birth of his first children, his interest in that great frontiersman, George Rogers Clark, who, with Jefferson's backing, did so much to secure the old Northwest Territory for the United States.We see Jefferson as a husband and a family man, and we are present at the building of Monticello. We go with him on his diplomatic missions to France and England, and see into the dark night which engulfed him at the death of his wife Martha. The volume ends with Jefferson's final triumph over his despair at the loss of his wife, when he returns to his beloved Monticello and begins to see at last "a dawn in the trees."Leonard Wibberley says: "Why do I write about Jefferson? Because to my mind, he was the most splendid of the founding giants of the nation. He lived among tremendous figures, many of them far more colorful on the exterior and quietly influenced them all. None of his contemporaries—Washing-ton, John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr—could match his intellect and his learning. Perhaps only old Ben Franklin had a better mind, but Franklin had years of experience behind him when Jefferson appeared on the scene. The America of today is the way it is largely because Jefferson made it so. When I think of him, however, it is not in connection with the Declaration of Independence nor the Louisiana Purchase but in connection with Monticello. I see him carefully tending his fruit trees and his flower garden, making notes on the weather, seeing to the care of his farm animals and supervising the build-ing of his splendid home. This was where his heart was—in his home. And I think it is this that makes Jefferson the greatest of Americans." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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