Hardcover. UK, Clarendon Press, 0xford, 1st, 1990, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 284 pages. An examination of the Arab exodus from Palestine in 1948, focusing on Israeli decision-making and the causus of the mass exodus. With 4 maps. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Kansas City, Andrews McMeel Publishing, 1st, 2010, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover in a slipcase. Extensive b&w and color illustrations throughout. Illustrated frontispiece. Includes decorative slip case. Light rubbing to bottom corner, otherwise clean, tight copy. What began as Bull Tales in the Yale Daily News in 1968 became Doonesbury when it debuted as a Universal Press Syndicate feature in 1970. The strip followed the lives of college roommates B.D. and Mike Doonesbury from their first encounter through the intricate life turns they experience, along with the cadre of eccentric and engaging characters they encounter over the next forty years. Always political, relentlessly pointed, expertly drawn and written, Doonesbury is a classic in its own time, and this book commemorates that special place in cartoon history it holds.
Softcover. Durham NC, Duke University Press, 1st pbk, 2010, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 443 pages. Latin America experienced an epochal cycle of revolutionary upheavals and insurgencies during the twentieth century, from the Mexican Revolution of 1910 through the mobilizations and terror in Central America, the Southern Cone, and the Andes during the 1970s and 1980s. In his introduction to A Century of Revolution, Greg Grandin argues that the dynamics of political violence and terror in Latin America are so recognizable in their enforcement of domination, their generation and maintenance of social exclusion, and their propulsion of historical change, that historians have tended to take them for granted, leaving unexamined important questions regarding their form and meaning. The essays in this groundbreaking collection take up these questions, providing a sociologically and historically nuanced view of the ideological hardening and accelerated polarization that marked Latin America's twentieth century. Clean copy.
Hardcover. NY, Cambridge University Press, 1st, 2014, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover in pictorial boards, 318 pages. As the architect of the Iranian Revolution of 1979, Ayatollah Khomeini remains one of the most inspirational and enigmatic figures of the twentieth century. The revolution placed Iran at the forefront of Middle East politics and of the Islamic revival. Twenty years after his death, Khomeini is revered as a spiritual and political figurehead in Iran and in large swathes of the Islamic world, while in the West he is remembered by many as a dictator and as the instigator of Islamist confrontation. Arshin Adib-Moghaddam brings together both distinguished and emerging scholars in this comprehensive volume, which covers all aspects of Khomeini's life and critically examines Khomeini the politician, the philosopher, and the spiritual leader. The book details Khomeini's early years in exile from Iran, the revolution itself, and events that took place thereafter including the hostage crisis and the Iran-Iraq war. Lastly, the book considers his legacy in Iran - where Khomeini's image has been used by both reformist and conservative politicians to develop their own agendas - and further afield in other parts of the Islamic world and in the West. Written by scholars from varying disciplinary backgrounds, the book will prove invaluable to students and general readers interested in the life and times of Khomeini and the politics of Islam that he inspired.
Hardcover. London, Cassell , 1st, 1896, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, blue cloth covers with gilt title on spine, 488 pages. Frontis. of Lord Randolph Churchill. Ex-library with minimal traces: Bookplate inside front cover, stamp to title page, residue to rear paste-down. Interior bright and clean, top edge gilt.
Hardcover. London, Cassell and Company, 2nd Ed., 1885, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, maroon cloth with gilt lettering on spine, 520 pages plus publisher's ads. Frontispiece portrait of Disraeli. The author was one of the most famous English political journalists of the Victorian era. Small ink name on title page, otherwise tight and clean copy.
Hardcover. Washington DC, Smithsonian Institution, 1st, 1991, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a dust jacket with fading to spine, A Green Estate traces the effect of French domination through the colonial period and into the years after official Malagasy independence in 1960. The book reveals how the people of northwest Madagascar have reasserted their ownership of the land and reclaimed their heritage through a ritual reburial of a king who died at the height of the colonial era...by analyzing the long dialogue between the French & the Malagasy over monarchy, gender, death, land, work and taxes, French rule, she shows,resulted in the imposition of provincial centers of government and commerce that diverted attention and labor from agricultural villages and religious centers. 36 plates, maps.
Hardcover. Bloomington, IN, Indiana University Press, 2nd pr., 1983, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket. 335 pages. The emphasis throughout the book is on the history of the Indonesian peoples themselves. An essential narrative of Political history is provided as well as discussions of social, cultural affairs. Clean copy.
Hardcover. London, The Hogarth Press, 1st, 1931, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover reddish cloth, 173 pages. A classic farsighted expose of the destructive effects of colonialism on the indigenous social fabric in Kenya. Remains of dust jacket laid in. There are some handwritten notes on first and last blank pages of book, otherwise clean.
Softcover. NY/LA, Indochina Information Project, 1st, 1972, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, stapled wraps, 44 pages including cover. Presumed first edition/first printing. Photos by Philip Jones Griffith and Marc Rimboud. This was written and researched by the Indochina Information Project whose members included: Jill Rodewald, Vicki Camilli, Terry Poxon, Kim Shanley, Drew Bonthius, Mike Picker, Mark Thompson, and Tom Hayden. Paper age-toned. A valuable document of the Peace Movement. Page 13 with short tear to margin, otherwise clean.
Softcover. Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, 1st, 1987, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 610 pages. A Thousand Plateaus continues the work Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari began in Anti-Oedipus and has now become established as one of the classic studies of the development of critical theory in the late twentieth century. It occupies an important place at the center of the debate reassessing the works of Freud and Marx, advancing an approach that is neither Freudian nor Marxist but which learns from both to find an entirely new and radical path. It presents an attempt to pioneer a variety of social and psychological analyses free of the philosophical encumbrances criticized by postmodern writers. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Birmingham AL, The Legal Classics Library , reprint, 1987, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, dark green calf, decorative gilt stamping, raised bands, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker, 775 pages. Facsimile reprint of the 1879 Little Brown edition. "One of the earliest American authorities still in general use. A good historical sketch of copyright and some early references to newspaper copyright." Clean, bright copy.
Hardcover. NY, Atheneum, 1st, 1991, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket with edge wear, short closed tears. The first full-length biography--and likely the authoritative one for years to come--of the flamboyant black congressman who, as civil-rights gadfly and as libertine, exemplified the gap between our nation's ideals and practices that was given a name in Gunnar Myrdal's ``American Dilemma.'' Blessed with good looks, eloquence, and a bully pulpit (he succeeded his father as head of the Abyssinian Baptist Church, the nation's largest black congregation), Powell became ``Mr. Civil Rights'' in the pre-King era by combining agitation and electoral politics. As congressman from Harlem, Powell denounced racist southern colleagues and introduced the ``Powell Amendment'' to deny federal funds to projects or organizations that practiced discrimination. In 1960, he became chairman of the House Committee on Education and Labor, then the strongest position ever held by a black in the US government. Columbia Univ. political-science professor Hamilton also highlights how the Democratic politician became a thorn in the side of ally and foe alike. Powell was a maverick seldom bound by party (he endorsed Eisenhower for President), duty (a high absentee rate), or conventional morality. Inevitably, after an income-tax evasion trial, a suit filed by a Harlem resident he called a ``bag woman,'' and a European junket with two attractive female aides, Powell was stripped of his chairmanship by the House of Representatives despite his cry of double standards for white counterparts. Blending scholarship and ironic detachment, an admirably balanced treatment of a politician who provoked anything but objectivity during his Marion Barry-like career.
Hardcover. New Haven, Yale University Press, 1st, 2006, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 226 pages. Gilt title on spine. Clean inside and out. From the dust jacket: "...in its decision to invade Iraq, the Bush administration failed in its stewardship of American Foreign policy." Clean copy.
Softcover. Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, reprint, 2000, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 400 pages. Analyzes the expression and repression of desire in Western culture and tells how to avoid fascism in one's life. Clean copy.
Hardcover. NY, George Braziller , 1st, 1987, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. A history of apartheid traces the institution back to its roots in the 17th century, and shows how it developed along with Afrikaner nationalism, as well as the response from the Africans.
Hardcover. Stanford CA, Stanford University Press, 1st, 2010, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 328 pages. This study of the specialized military Offices of Arab Affairs in Algeria during the formative decades of French rule from 1830 to 1870 disputes the conventional view that the doctrine of assimilation governed France's colonial policies and practices in the nineteenth century.
Hardcover. NY, Hawthorn Books, 1st, 1977, Book: Very Good, Hardcover, 111 illustrations by Geoffrey Moss, with an introduction by Dan Rather. Clean and tight copy. Dust jacket price-clipped. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Ames IA, Iowa State College Press, 1st, 1954, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 139 pages. Introduction by W.W. Waymack. 53 b&w cartoons by Ding. Dust jacket with light edgewear, chipping. INSCRIBED BY DING on the front fly leaf and signed both Jay Darling and Ding. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Oxford UK, Clarendon Press, 1st, 2002, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket, 656 pages. These essays are the fruit of many years' research by one of the world's leading Hobbes scholars. Noel Malcolm offers not only succinct introductions to Hobbes's life and thought, but also path-breaking studies of many different aspects of his political philosophy, his scientific and religioustheories, his relations with his contemporaries, the sources of his ideas, the printing history of his works, and his influence on European thought.
Hardcover. New York, Random House, 1st, 1995, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 350 pages. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. Gilt title on spine and design on front cover board. B/w illustrations throughout. Front flaps very lightly yellowed at top, otherwise clean inside and out. previous bookseller tag on back. From the dust jacket front flap: "As we follow Peres from his ancestral home in Poland to Israel, from the youth village of BenShemon to Kibbutz Alumot, from the youth movement leader to prime minister, we are introduced both to a man and to a nation."
Hardcover. New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1st, 1949, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, 374 pages. Hardcover. Dust jacket with short tape repaired tears along edges, fading to spine. Clean, unmarked pages.
Hardcover. Stanford CA, Stanford University Press, 1st, 2006, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket, 559 pages. "Behind the Bamboo Curtain is an important collection of essays on Sino-Vietnamese relations during the Cold War An excellent contribution from a Vietnamese historian and well-documented chapters on Soviet and French policy further augment the importance of the volume. The contributors make extensive use of primary documents from the United States, the People's Republic of China, Vietnam, and Russia and offer authoritative analyses." -- The Journal of Cold War Studies. Claen, unread copy.
Hardcover. Princeton NJ, Princeton University Press, 1st, 2011, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket. Small ink notation on front fly leaf otherwise clean. 320 pages with extensive notes and index. This book tracks the dramatic outcomes of the federal government's growing involvement in higher education between World War I and the 1970s, and the conservative backlash against that involvement from the 1980s onward. Using cutting-edge analysis, Christopher Loss recovers higher education's central importance to the larger social and political history of the United States in the twentieth century, and chronicles its transformation into a key mediating institution between citizens and the state. Framed around the three major federal higher education policies of the twentieth century--the 1944 GI Bill, the 1958 National Defense Education Act, and the 1965 Higher Education Act--the book charts the federal government's various efforts to deploy education to ready citizens for the national, bureaucratized, and increasingly global world in which they lived. Loss details the myriad ways in which academic leaders and students shaped, and were shaped by, the state's shifting politicalagenda as it moved from a preoccupation with economic security during the Great Depression, to national security during World War II and the Cold War, to securing the rights of African Americans, women, and other previously marginalized groups during the 1960s and '70s. Along the way, Loss reappraises the origins of higher education's current-day diversity regime, the growth of identity group politics, and the privatization of citizenship at the close of the twentieth century. At a time when people's faith in government and higher education is being sorely tested, this book sheds new light on the close relations between American higher education and politics.
Cambridge MA, Harvard University Press , reprint, 1999, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, pictorial wraps, 330 pages. A comprehensive and insightful account of the CIA operation to overthrow the democratically elected government of Jacobo Arbenz of Guatemala in 1954. First published in 1982, this book has become a classic, a textbook case of the relationship between the United States and the Third World. The authors make extensive use of U.S. government documents and interviews with former CIA and other officials. It is a warning of what happens when the United States abuses its power.
Hardcover. Black Dog Publishing, 1st, 2006, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 189 pages. Blasphemy: Art that Offends is a prescient examination of the perpetually troubled, often explosive relationship between religion, politics and art. This book draws on a rich wealth of visual material, tracing both the history of blasphemy as a concept and re-positioning the term in the twenty-first century. Questions of censorship and freedom of expression are today extremely volatile, a fact evinced by the recent international backlash against the Danish newspaper Islamic caricatures and the murder of the Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh following the release of his notorious Submission. Blasphemy: Art that Offends provides a vital vantage point from which to view the complicated, compelling interrelations between religion, politics and the visual arts.
Hardcover. New York, Riverhead Books, 1st, 2017, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 176 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Very clean, unmarked copy with very minor wear to dust jacket edges. This lavish full-color collection showcases more than a quarter century of Blitt's work: his wry and provocative New Yorker covers. Featuring the author's hand-scrawled annotations and self-deprecating witticisms, more than one hundred never-before-seen sketches and drafts.
Hardcover. New York, Simon & Schuster, First Thus, 2013, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 603 pages. Hardcover. Ivory & red cloth boards with gilt titles to spine. Dust jacket with only light marginal wear. Bright, clean & unmarked copy.
Hardcover. London/Portand OR, Fank Cass, 1st, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. This work examines in a comparative historical way the socialist, liberal and conservative strands of Anglo-American anticommunist thought before the Cold War. In so doing, this book provides us with an intellectual pre-history of Cold War attitudes and policy positions. Clean copy.
Hardcover. London, Osprey Publishing, 1st, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 134 pages, a collection of 250 illustrations from the archives of the Illustrated London News. Black cloth spine and boards, no dust jacket issued.
Hardcover. Oklahoma Heritage Assn., 2000, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. 324 pages, b&w illustrations. SIGNED BY CO-AUTHOR THOMPSON on the title page.Bryce Harlow was one of the most extraordinary political figures in the United States in the second half of the 20th century. He served four presidents with great honor and distinction. His word was his bond. With his gentle manner and Oklahoma drawl, Harlow advised Presidents on more public issues than perhaps anyone in American history.Dr. Henry Kissinger says Harlow spent his entire adult life studying the ways of Washington, D.C., alternating between participant and observer. Harlow had a deep sense for the Presidency, its power, its majesty, and the awful responsibility it imposes. Clean, unread copy.
Hardcover. Ithaca, N.Y., Cornell University Press, 1st, 1989, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 221 pages. Faint foxing to top edge, else a clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket.
Hardcover. Cambridge MA, Belknap Press/Harvard, 1st, 2020, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket, 1104 pages. The epic successor to one of the most important books of the century: at once a retelling of global history, a scathing critique of contemporary politics, and a bold proposal for a new and fairer economic system. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Boston, Northeastern University, 1st, 1986, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover. Light wear and rubbing to dust jacket, spine slightly sunned. Fowler attempts to restore to Catt her central role in the suffragist movement in the United States and in the founding of the League of Women Voters. Although the first three chapters do recount her life, the author himself notes that this is not a conventional biography. Rather, the work aims primarily at an analysis of Catt as a political leader and political visionary.
Hardcover. Chicago, Rand McNally & Co., 1st, 1917, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 104 pages + 3 plates (7 photos of the artist); 113 editorial cartoons in text. Tribute by John T. McCutcheon; biographical sketch by Henry J. Smith; appreciation by Charles H. Dennis. Posthumously published collection. Luther joined the staff of The Chicago Daily News after working as a cartoonist in Australia. Shelf wear, hinges cracked, clean internally. Previous owner's inscription, name on front endpapers. Mild soil to covers.
Hardcover. NY, Henry Holt, 1st, 2007, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. 16 plates, 13 text maps, bibliography, index; An insightful history of Churchill's lifelong commitment-both public and private-to the Jews and Zionism, and of his outspoken opposition to anti-SemitismWinston Churchill's commitment to Jewish rights, to Zionism, and ultimately to the State of Israel never wavered. In 1922, he established on the bedrock of international law the right of Jews to emigrate to Palestine. During his meeting with David Ben-Gurion in 1960, Churchill presented the Israeli prime minister with an article he had written about Moses, praising the patriarch. In between these events he fought harder and more effectively for the Jewish people than the world has ever realized.
Softcover. Oxford, UK, Clarendon Press, Reprint, 1978, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 306 pages. Softcover with light wear to wraps. Sunfade to spine. Spine faded. Small black mark on rear wrap, some lines highlighted on four pages. Light toning throughout, illustrated by tables & figures in bw.
Hardcover. Birmingham AL, The Legal Classics Library , reprint, 1988, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 1093 pages, black calf, decorative gilt stamping, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker. Facsimile reprint of the First English Edition by W.E. Grigsby. London: Stevens and Haynes, 1884. Clean, bright copy.
Hardcover. University Park, Pennsylvania State University Press, 1st Edition, 2012, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 346 pages. Hardcover. Dust jacket with only minor wear. Clean, unmarked and tight copy.
Softcover. Stanford CA, Stanford University Press, 3rd pr., 1999, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 493 pages. This book is about ending guerrilla conflicts in Latin America through political means. It is about peace processes, aimed at securing an end to military hostilities in the context of agreements that touch on some of the principal political, economic, social, and ethnic imbalances that led to conflict in the first place. The book presents a carefully structured comparative analysis of six Latin American countries--Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Colombia, and Peru--which experienced guerrilla warfare that outlasted the end of the Cold War. The book explores in detail the unique constellation of national and international events that allowed some wars to end in negotiated settlement, one to end in virtual defeat of the insurgents, and the others to rage on. The aim of the book is to identify the variables that contribute to the success or failure of a peace dialogue. Clean copy.
Hardcover. New York, Dodd, Mead and Company, 1st Edition, 1920, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 370 pages. Hardcover. Green cloth covers with gilt titles to cover & spine. Fraying, scuffing to edges. Light sunfade to spine. As is, with light pencil marking throughout. Cracked rear hinge.
Hardcover. Los Angeles Times, 1st, 1993, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket, 208 pages. Profusely illustrated with the best work of one of the leading political cartoonists of the 20th century, Paul Conrad (1923-2010). This extraordinary retrospective collection, containing more than 300 cartoons, from 1963 to the present, displays the wit, strong opinion and skillful drawing that have won Conrad three Pulitzer prizes and numerous other awards for excellence in journalism. The cartoons, arranged by decade, represent the work of a man who has become a legend in cartooning and an institution in American journalism. The book is very good. The DJ has some light edge wear.
Hardcover. NY, W. W. Norton & Company, 1st, 2015, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. 402 pages. Remarkable study of smuggling, which illustrates how Americans related to the world from the Founding to World War I. From the beginning, the United States sought to build nationalism by limiting their own ability to trade with foreigners. But at the same time, Americans like Charles L. Lawrence defied customs authorities, insisting that trade be free. The government responded by building a potent army of customs inspectors and treasury agents, who profiled Jews, Asians, and women in the pursuit of tariff revenues.Beautifully written, the author uses the stories of smugglers like Jean Lafitte, Charles L. Lawrence, and Rose Eytinge to illustrate not only the history of Protectionism, but also the rise of American empire and the development of the modern social safety net. He shows that the tariff was far from an unpopular relic, but rather the foundation of the nineteenth century state. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Hoboken, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., First Edition, 2006, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 272 pages. Hardcover. Black cloth covered boards with red printed titles to spine. Dust jacket in very good condition. Illustrations in bw throughout. Clean & unmarked copy.
Hardcover. Tokyo, Sophia University, 1st, 1970, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 87 pages. INSCRIBED BY GEORGE M. WILSON ON FRONT ENDPAPER. Black boards, cream cloth spine with gilt titles, white dust jacket with illustration. Price-clipped, slight rubbing to dust jacket, pages crisp and unmarked; overall, a very clean, tight copy in great condition.