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Great Depression

History: U.S.:Great Depression

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1 A World of Differences: One Woman's Story
Kessel, Marie Adler

University of Arkansas Press Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA 1990
Hard Cover
Very Good, Very Good
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
First Edition
155728119X / 9781557281197



BI6 - A hard cover first edition book in very good+ condition. A sequence of numbers with the "1" present with no additional printings indicated. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in dark brown cloth covered boards with gold lettering and a graphic on the spine with only very, very minor overall shelf wear. The dust jacket shows only very, very minor overall shelf wear. The autobiography of a woman who not only survived the DustBowl era and the Great Depression, but also rejected the stereotyped "Southern Belle" role of her culture to live a life as a farmer, fashion designer, social worker, gentile, Jew, wife, and mother. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 274p. SCW12908 
Price: 6.00 USD
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Ava's Man, Bragg, Rick
2 Ava's Man
Bragg, Rick

Alfred A. Knopf New York 2001
Hard Cover
Very Good, Very Good
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
First Edition
0375410627 / 9780375410628
Signed by Author


BP1 - DJ is mylar protected. DJ has wrinkling and crease on the spine edges and corners, and light shelf wear otherwise very good. Book was bumped on the top and bottom spine and corners near it otherwise very good. Book was signed and inscribed by the author to previous owner "To Lesley Schlumberger, Thank you, Rick Bragg" on the title page. EC10065BB 
Price: 18.95 USD
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Ava's Man, Bragg, Rick
3 Ava's Man
Bragg, Rick

Alfred A. Knopf New York 2001
Trade Paperback
Very Good, No Jacket as Issued
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall


Signed by Author
Advance Reading Copy (ARC)

BM5 - An uncorrected proof trade paperback book signed by the author in very good condition that has chipping on some edges and corners, light discoloration and shelf wear. Rick Bragg, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of All Over but the Shoutin', continues his personal history of the Deep South with an evocation of his mother's childhood in the Appalachian foothills during the Great Depression, and the magnificent story of the man who raised her. Satisfaction Guaranteed. EC23331BB 
Price: 25.00 USD
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4 Communists in Harlem During the Depression (Blacks in the New World Ser.)
Naison, Mark

University of Illinois Press Chicago, Ilinois, USA 1983
Hard Cover
Very Good-, Good+
6.5"x9.25"
First Edition
0252006445 / 9780252006449

Ex-Library

CB2 - A tight, clean, sound copy very minor overall shelf wear, some light edge wear along the bottom edge of the front board, usual library stamps, label, & pocket on the page edges, free endpapers, & title page, some very light tape staining on the front free endpaper. The DJ shows very minor overall shelf wear, some light fading on the spine, a small patch of very light surface chipping on the spine from a library label, original library mylar sleeve. This is a title in the publisher's Blacks in the New World series. SCW08738 
Price: 25.00 USD
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5 Dry Manhattan: Prohibition in New York City
Lerner, Michael A.

Harvard University Press Cambridge, Massachusetts 2007
Trade Paperback
Fine, No Jacket as Issued
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall



Advance Reading Copy (ARC)

CN5 - An uncorrected page proof trade paperback book in fine condition. In his evocative history, lerner reveals Prohibition to be the defining issue of the era, the first major "culture war" of the twentieth century, and a harbinger of the social and moral debates that divide America even today. Satisfaction Guaranteed. EC21104BB 
Price: 20.00 USD
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6 In No Time at All
Hamilton, Carl

Iowa State University Press Ames, IA, U.S.A. 1974
Hard Cover
Very Good, No Jacket
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall
14th Printing
0813808251 / 9780813808253



CH4 - A hard cover book in very good- condition with no dust jacket. A tight, clean, sound copy in black pictoral printed tan paper covered boards with very minor overall shelf wear plus a casual black marker mark on the front plus the original owner's name on the front endpaper blacked out with black marker. The author's growing up experiences during the 1920s and 1930s on an Iowa farm with all the changes that took place from that time to the beginning of World War II when a whole way of life in rural areas was erased in a twinkling. Heavily illustrated with black and white photographs throughout. 186p. SCW03702 
Price: 3.50 USD
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7 In No Time at All
Hamilton, Carl

Iowa State Press Ames, Iowa, USA 1974
Hard Cover
Very Good, Good
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall
5th Printing
0813808251 / 9780813808253



CH4 - A hard cover 5th printing book in good+ to very good- condition with a dust jacket in good+ condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in black pictoral printed tan paper covered boards with very minor overall shelf wear plus there is foxing on the top outside paper edges plus there is the original owner's small (about 0.5"x1.75") address label on the front endpaper. The dust jacket shows minor overall shelf wear plus there is right edges, endflaps, and back. The author's growing up experiences during the 1920s and 1930s on an Iowa farm with all the changes that took place from that time to the beginning of World War II when a whole way of life in rural areas was erased in a twinkling. Heavily illustrated with black and white photographs throughout. 186p. SCW06745 
Price: 4.00 USD
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8 Mountain Moonshine to Delta Gumbo
Ferguson, W. W. (Bill)
Schmidt, Shirley
Mississippi River Publishing Company Leland, Mississippi, USA 1991
Hard Cover
Very Good, Very Good
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall
First Edition
187903400X / 9781879034006
Signed by Author & Illustrator


BC2 - DJ is mylar protected. A hard cover first edition book autographed by the author and the illustrator in very good condition. This book is assumed to be a first edition because no additional printings are indicated. A tight, clean, sound copy in dark green vinyl covered boards with silver lettering on the spine with only very minor overall shelf wear plus a small triangle cut off of the top right corner of the front endpaper. The dust jacket shows some very minor overall shelf wear mainly in the form of very, very light edge wear mostly on the bottom edges. The adventures and escapades of a family that grew to love the land of Delta gumbo after leaving Alabama. The author, while growing up there with his brothers, found it a different, exciting place. There was malaria, farming the Great Flood and the Great Depression and it was never dull. Illustrated with black and white drawings by Shirley Schmidt. 170p. SCW03235 
Price: 30.00 USD
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9 Mountain Moonshine to Delta Gumbo
Ferguson, W. W. (Bill)
Schmidt, Shirley
Mississippi River Publishing Company Leland, MS, U.S.A. 1991
Hard Cover
Very Good, Very Good
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall
First Edition
187903400X / 9781879034006
Signed by Author


BC2 - DJ is mylar protected. A hard cover first edition book enscribed by the author in very good+ condition. This book is assumed to be a first edition because no additional printings are indicated. There is a gift inscription to the original owners by the author on the title page. A tight, clean, sound copy in dark green vinyl covered boards with silver lettering on the spine with only very minor overall shelf wear. The dust jacket shows only very minor overall shelf wear. The adventures and escapades of a family that grew to love the land of Delta gumbo after leaving Alabama. The author, while growing up there with his brothers, found it a different, exciting place. There was malaria, farming the Great Flood and the Great Depression and it was never dull. Illustrated with black and white drawings by Shirley Schmidt. 170p. SCW09416 
Price: 14.00 USD
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10 Of Youth and the River: The Mississippi Adventure of Raymond Kurtz Sr.
Kurtz, Raymond, Sr. and Mark Scheel

Royal Press Emporia, Kansas, USA 1993
Trade Paperback
Very Good, No Jacket as Issued
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall

096376800X / 9780963768001



BC5 - A trade paperback book in very good condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in monochrome illustrated tan wraps with very minor overall shelf wear plus there is some very light creasing on the cover. A book by Raymond Kurtz, Sr. as told to mark Scheel. A memoir of a man's boyhood in the 1930s along the Sauk River in Minnesota. It was a fresh, unspoiled time that would be forever changed by the onset of World War II. Illustrated with black and white drawings by Pete Peterson. 77p. SCW05892 
Price: 4.00 USD
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11 Out Of the Lean Years
Martin, Andrew B.

Allied Publishing Group Merriam, Kansas, USA 1986
Hard Cover
Very Good, Very Good
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
First Edition




BD1 - DJ is mylar protected. A tight, clean, sound copy in dark green cloth with gold lettering on the spine with some very light bumping of the top left and right corners plus some very, very light edge wear near the top and bottom spines. The dust jacket is in very good- condition with very minor overall wear mainly in the form some light chipping and edge wear along the top edges plus 2 small (about 0.25") closed tears on the front top edge plus 1 (less than 0.25") on the front bottom edge. This is a collection of anecdotes and experiences of author who was the president of Ottawa University in Kansas for 32 years. Most of the stories are from the earlier part of his tenure and they give evidence of the struggles of the times and of the University in particular in the years following the Depression and the Dust-Bowl on through the duration of World War II. 109p. SCW02190 
Price: 9.50 USD
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12 Please Don't Cry
Allen, Raymond B.

Maximillian Press Publications Chesapeake, Virginia 2004
Hard Cover
Very Good, Good
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
First Printing
1930211562 / 9781930211568



CO5 - A first printing hardcover book in very good condition in good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has some edgewear, water soiled, wrinkling, crease, light discoloration and shelf wear. Book has some scattered stains, some soiling on the bottom of pages 71-74, light discoloration and shelf wear. Satisfaction Guaranteed. SW787BB 
Price: 28.50 USD
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Seabiscuit: An American Legend, Hillenbrand, Laura
13 Seabiscuit: An American Legend
Hillenbrand, Laura

Ballantine Books Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A. 2002
Trade Paperback
Very Good, No Jacket as Issued
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

0449005615 / 9780449005613



BE6 - A trade paperback book in very good+ condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with only very minor overall shelf wear. A book about the racehorse Seabiscuit and how it came to be a cultural icon in America during the Great Depression. The author also weaves into the history of this horse, the biographies of the three men whose lives were intimately tied to the animal's success: Charles Howard, Red Pollard, and Tom Smith. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Acknowledgments, endnotes, indexed, 401p. SCW12518 
Price: 3.50 USD
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14 The Life of Lorena Hickok: E. R.'s Friend
Faber, Doris

William Morrow & Co. New York, New York, USA 1980
Hard Cover
Very Good, Very Good
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
First Edition
0688036317 / 9780688036317



BY4 - A hard cover first edition book in very good condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in tan paper covered boards quarter bound in green cloth with gold lettering on the spine plus some light bumping on the bottom right corners plus a small (less than 0.25") of board is showing at the bottom right boart edge plus some light staining on the bottom outside paper edges and bottom back board edge plus there is a gift inscription to the original owner on the front endpaper plus there is some tape staining, probably from a label, on the front endpaper. The dust jacket shows minor overall wear plus some sunning on the spine plus some chipping and edge wear on the bottom spine edge plus some light chipping on the back bottom left corner plus light overall edge wear plus a closed tear (about 0.75") on the back at the top left corner plus some light staining on the back on the bottom edge plus another light stain along the back top edge. The biography of a little-known woman and her extraordinary friendship with Eleanor Roosevelt. Lorena Hickok rose to become one of the most eminent women journalists of the late 1920s and early 1930s. She first met Eleanor Roosevelt as a reporter and their professional relationship turned into an intimate friendship when Mrs. Roosevelt became the First Lady after the 1932 presidential election. The friendship lasted until Eleanor Roosevelt's death. Illustrated with black and white photographs. By the author of "The Presidents' Mothers." Notes on sources, indexed, 384p. SCW04914 
Price: 4.00 USD
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15 The Patron's Practical Pamphlet Book II: Country Livin', The 20's - Depression Days - War-Time
Shorthill, Ruth Esther and Dorothy Faust (editors)

Kansas State Grange Meriden, Kansas, USA 1989
Trade Paperback
Very Good, No Jacket as Issued
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall





BD2 - A trade paperback book in very good+ condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in illustrated blue wraps with very minor overall shelf. A collection of lore, memories, recipes, and poetry of life in Kansas in the 1920s, the Depression, and during the War. 244p. SCW03786 
Price: 20.00 USD
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