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181 BRADLEY, BILL Time Present, Time Past, A Memoir.
New York Alfred A. Knopf Books 1996 0679444882 / 9780679444886 Hard Cover 
442 pages, map, cloth, dj, fine. 3rd printing. From the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition, 'Bill Bradley (William Warren Bradley), American athlete and politician, b. Crystal City, Mo. He first gained wide attention as an All-America basketball player at Princeton. Graduating in 1965, he attended Oxford Univ. as a Rhodes Scholar and in 196777 starred for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association. In 1979 he became a U.S. senator from New Jersey. Before retiring from the Senate in 1997, he gained a reputation as a reform-minded Democrat, influential especially on environmental, labor, and income-tax issues. Often mentioned as a possible presidential candidate, he did not commit himself to a particular course of action at the time of his retirement. In 1999, however, Bradley announced his candidacy for the 2000 Democratic presidential nomination, but subsequently he was defeated in the primaries by Al Gore and bowed out of the race.' 
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182 BRADLEY, OMAR N[ELSON] A general's life. An autobiography by General of the Army Omar N. Bradley and Clay Blair.
New York Simon & Schuster, 1983 0671410237 / 9780671410230 Hard Cover Very Good in Poor dust jacket 
752 pages, 16 plates, map endpapers, cloth, dust jacket frayed otherwise very good. From the dust jacket: "Five-star General of the Army Omar Bradley eventually commanded four field armies (1.3 million men) in Europe, the largest American fighting force in history. His victorious campaign in Europe has earned General Bradley an esteemed place in American history. Distinguishes this autobiography is not only the enthralling narrative of these events but General Bradley's total candor in evaluating his wartime colleagues. " ; 752 pages 
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183 BRADLEY, OMAR N[ELSON] A general's life. An autobiography by General of the Army Omar N. Bradley and Clay Blair.
New York Simon & Schuster, 1983 0671410237 / 9780671410230 Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
752 pages, 16 plates, map endpapers, cloth, dust jacket, very good. From the dust jacket: "Five-star General of the Army Omar Bradley eventually commanded four field armies (1.3 million men) in Europe, the largest American fighting force in history. His victorious campaign in Europe has earned General Bradley an esteemed place in American history. Distinguishes this autobiography is not only the enthralling narrative of these events but General Bradley's total candor in evaluating his wartime colleagues. " ; 752 pages 
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184 Bradley, Omar N[Elson] and Blair, Clay A general's life. An autobiography by General of the Army Omar N. Bradley and Clay Blair.
New York Simon & Schuster, 1983 0671410237 / 9780671410230 Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
752 pages, 16 plates, map endpapers, cloth, dust jacket, very good. From the dust jacket: "Five-star General of the Army Omar Bradley eventually commanded four field armies (1.3 million men) in Europe, the largest American fighting force in history. His victorious campaign in Europe has earned General Bradley an esteemed place in American history. Distinguishes this autobiography is not only the enthralling narrative of these events but General Bradley's total candor in evaluating his wartime colleagues. " ; 752 pages 
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185 Bradley, Omar N[Elson] and Blair, Clay A general's life. An autobiography by General of the Army Omar N. Bradley and Clay Blair.
New York Simon & Schuster, 1983 0671410237 / 9780671410230 Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
752 pages, 16 plates, map endpapers, cloth, dust jacket, very good. From the dust jacket: "Five-star General of the Army Omar Bradley eventually commanded four field armies (1.3 million men) in Europe, the largest American fighting force in history. His victorious campaign in Europe has earned General Bradley an esteemed place in American history. Distinguishes this autobiography is not only the enthralling narrative of these events but General Bradley's total candor in evaluating his wartime colleagues. " ; 752 pages 
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186 BRADY, SARAH with MERRILL McLOUGHLIN A good fight.
New York Publicaffairs 2002 1586481053 / 9781586481056 First Edition Hard Cover 
258 pages, 8 plates, cloth, dj, very good. 1st edition. From the dj, 'Sarah Brady's inspiring and poignant memoir tells the story of how one extraordinary American woman and her courageous husband, Jim Brady, turned their personal tragedy into a powerful legacy that has saved thousands of lives and prevented much human suffering. A Good Fight is not only a journey of personal transformation and hope, but also a guide for confronting overwhelming personal and political adversity with undaunted determination and grace. I recommend it highly.' (Coretta Scott King) 
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187 BRAGG, MELVYN Richard Burton. A life.
Boston Little, Brown & Co. , 1988 Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
533 pages, 20 plates, cloth, dust jacket, 1st U.S. edition, very good. On the British actor, born Richard Walter Jenkins, Jr., on November 10, 1925, in Pontrhydyfen, Wales. 
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188 Branden, Barbara The Passion of Ayn Rand
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1986 0385191715 / 9780385191715 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Xvi, 442 pages, 8 plates, cloth, DJ, very good. From Wikipedia: "The Passion of Ayn Rand is a biography of Ayn Rand by writer and lecturer Barbara Branden, a former friend and business associate. Published by Doubleday in 1986, it was the first full-length biography of Rand, and was the basis for the 1999 film of the same name with Helen Mirren playing the part of Rand." ; 9.29 X 6.54 X 1.73 inches; 442 pages 
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189 Brant, Irving James Madison. Secretary of State 1800-1809.
Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill 1953 First Edition Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
533 pages, plates, cloth, DJ, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. From the dust jacket: "Irving Brant's publishers are proud to present the fourth distinguished volume of his definitive life of James Madison. ~ Like the preceding volumes, this one increases Madison's stature as a statesman, not by opinion, but by facts hitherto unknown. Indeed the biography might be called The Unknown Madison. It places him in the topmost rank of American Secretaries of State, with a vastly greater over-all influence in the Jefferson administration than has previously been realized. " FR8-1 ; Ex-Library; 533 pages 
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190 BREECE, HANNAH A Schoolteacher in Old Alaska: The Story of Hannah Breece
New York Vintage Books, A Division of Random House, 1997 0679776338 / 9780679776338 Soft Cover Very Good 
Edited, and with an introduction and commentary by Jane Jacobs. 300 pages, illustrations, map, pictorial wrappers, very good. From the publisher: 'When Hannah Breece came to Alaska in 1904, it was a remote lawless wilderness of prospectors, murderous bootleggers, tribal chiefs, and Russian priests. She spent 14 years educating Athabascans, Aleuts, Inuits, and Russians with the stubborn generosity of a born teacher and the clarity of an original and independent mind. Jane Jacobs, Hannah's great-niece, here offers an historical context to Breece's remarkable eyewitness account, filling in the narrative gaps, but always allowing the original words to ring clearly. It is more than an adventure story: it is a powerful work of women's history that provides important--and, at times, unsettling-- insights into the unexamined assumptions and attitudes that governed white settler's behavior toward native communities at the turn of the 20th century. Hannah Breece's great-niece, Jane Jacobs, author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities, retraces her great-aunt's footsteps in Alaska, deftly filling in narrative gaps and adding historical context to let Breece's moving memoir speak clearly. What emerges is a transgenerational collaboration that is also an important act of literary and historical recovery. 'Not only a good story, but good history' - Washington Post. 
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191 Breihan, Carl W. Quantrill and His Civil War Guerrillas.
New York City Promontory Press 1959 0883940027 / 9780883940020 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
174 pages, illustrations, boards, very good. From the Wikipedia website "Quantrill was not the only Confederate guerrilla operating in Missouri, but he rapidly gained the greatest notoriety. He and his men ambushed Union patrols and supply convoys, seized the mail, and occasionally struck towns on either side of the Kansas-Missouri border. Reflecting the internecine nature of the guerrilla conflict in Missouri, Quantrill directed much of his effort against pro-Union civilians, attempting to drive them from of the territory where he operated. Under his direction, Confederate partisans also perfected military tactics such as coordinated and synchronized attacks, planned dispersal after an attack using pre-planned routes and relays of horses, and other technical methods, including the use of the long-barreled revolvers that later became the preferred firearm of western lawmen and outlaws alike. The James-Younger Gang, many of whose members had ridden with Quantrill, applied these same techniques after the war to the robbery of trains and banks. On August 15, 1862 Quantrill and his men were officially mustered into the Confederate army under the Confederate Partisan Ranger Act. Quantrill was designated as a captain and the other officers were elected by the men. Despite the legal responsibility assumed by the Confederate government, Quantrill often acted on his own with little concern over what his government's policy or orders might be. [4] His most notable operation was the Lawrence Massacre, a revenge raid on Lawrence, Kansas in August 1863. Lawrence had historically been the base of operations of abolitionist organizations, and during the war, pro-Union irregular raids by Redlegs and Jayhawkers into Missouri. A month prior to the raid, family members of Quantrill's men who had been held as hostages by Unionist forces in a dilapidated and overcrowded Kansas City prison, had been killed when that building had collapsed. Calling for revenge, Quantrill organized a unified partisan raid on Lawrence, Kansas, the center of these Union forces. Coordinating across hundreds of miles, small bands of partisans rode over three hundred miles to rendezvous on Mount Oread in the early morning hours before the raid. Quantrill's men burned a quarter of the town's buildings, and summarily dragged out of their homes and murdered between 185-200 men and teenage boys. One of the main targets of the raid, Abolitionist Senator Jim Lane, escaped by fleeing into the cornfields. [5] The Lawrence raid was the most successful and infamous operation of Missouri's Southern guerrillas. The Confederate leadership was appalled by the raid, and withdrew even tacit support from the "bushwackers". Following the raid, in the winter of 1863-64, Quantrill led his men behind Confederate lines into Texas. There, their often lawless presence proved an embarrassment to the Confederate command." CHS29; 174 pages 
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192 Brereton, Austin The Life of Henry Irving. [Two Volumes].
London Longmans, Green & Company 1908 Hardcover Good+ 
Two volumes (381 and 364 pages) , plates, cloth, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. From the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition: "Sir Henry Irving, 1838-1905, English actor and manager, originally named John Henry Brodribb. He made his debut in 1856 and achieved fame in 1871 with his portrayal of Mathias in Leopold Lewis's The Bells, a role he often repeated. Irving managed the Lyceum Theatre, London, from 1878 to 1903, and with Ellen Terry as his leading lady, dominated the English stage. He was a champion of the star system; his productions were artistic spectacles with emphasis on scenic detail. As an actor he was most successful in the "realistic" melodramas of his day and in Shakespeare. To him acting was movement; his realistic approach to creating a character led to the noted controversy with Coquelin. His company toured the United States where he became quite well known. Irving was knighted in 1895, the first actor to be so honored, and was buried in Westminster Abbey. " M71; Ex-Library 
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193 Brereton, Charles New Hampshire Notables Presenting Biographical Sketches of Men and Women Who Have Helped Shape the Character of the Granite State
Portsmouth, NH New Hampshire Historical Society 1986 0914339117 / 9780914339113 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Xvi, 213 pages, well illustrated, cloth, very good. From the Introduction by R. Stuart Wallace: "Most of the people featured in this volume have given time, money and expertise to a wide range of community-based and statewide organizations. In so doing, they have made New Hampshire a much better place." 
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194 Brickhill, Paul Reach for the Sky. the Story of Douglas Bader, D. S. O. , D. F. C. [abridged for young readers].
London Collins 1957 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
256 pages, frontispiece, cloth, DJ, gift inscription to former owner inside front cover "To Robert From Grandad, This is the story of one of the most courageous RAF officers friends of mine." Back of title page states "First published 1954. This edition, specially edited for young people, 1957." From the website of Wikipedia: "Group Captain Sir Douglas Robert Steuart Bader, CBE, DSO and Bar, DFC and Bar, FRAeS, DL, RAF (21 February 19105 September 1982) ; was a successful fighter pilot in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. Bader is upheld as an inspirational leader and hero of the era, not least because he fought despite having lost both legs in a pre-war flying accident. His brutally forthright, dogmatic and often highly opinionated views (especially against authority) coupled with his boundless energy and enthusiasm inspired adoration and frustration in equal measures with both his subordinates and peers. " 
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195 Brinkley, Douglas G. Wheels for the World: Henry Ford, His Company, and a Century of Progress
New York Viking 2003 067003181X / 9780670031818 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Xxii, 858 pages, 8 plates, cloth, DJ, very good. From Booklist: "Coinciding with the Ford Motor Company centennial, historian Brinkley has produced an intimate portrayal of its founder, Henry Ford, and the four generations of Fords who have steered the company to this day. The great industrialist who forever changed transportation and the entire business landscape was a charismatic leader but contradictory and difficult to get to know. An obsessive inventor, futurist, environmentalist, and pacifist to a fault, he remained stubbornly unsophisticated. Although he dedicated himself to liberating the common man, and made it a point to hire minorities, especially blacks, he harbored paranoid anti-Semitic beliefs. Car lovers will appreciate this amazing account of the birth of the automobile industry, including funny anecdotes about the trusty Model T, the evolution of the V-8 engine, the artistic design of the Thunderbird, sophistication of the Lincoln Continental, and popularity of the Mustang. Drawing upon a massive store of oral histories and company archives not generally available to the public, Brinkley has created an unbiased monument to the Ford legacy that readers can really sink their teeth into. " SR2970A; 858 pages 
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196 Brodie, Fawn McKay Thomas Jefferson: an Intimate History
New York W. W. Norton & Company 1974 0393074803 / 9780393074802 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
594 pages, plates, cloth, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. From Kirkus Reviews: "An exceptionally rich account of Jefferson's life and work. Voyeurs will skip the parts about Jefferson's political life and his relations with Adams, Hamilton and Burr. Professional custodians of Jefferson's remains, on the other hand, may wince at Brodie's elaborate reconstructions of his love affairs after his wife's death, and Brodie's tabulation of how the facts have been skirted. As a diplomat Jefferson had an intense fling with the bohemian artist Maria Cosway, which produced his remarkable memoir "The Heart and the Head. " Soon afterwards his wife's adolescent "quadroon" half-sister, Sally Hemings, became his mistress for 38 years, secluded at Monticello, the object of defamation, a woman whose happiness or discontent it is hard to infer. The book examines Jefferson's writings on blacks and slavery, the increasing repression of blacks in the first decade of the 1800's, and the practical reasons why Sally was not immediately emancipated after Jefferson died. Professor Brodie's style is undistinguished, and sometimes her psychological readings of Jefferson's texts and political moves seem simplistic, but she is generally far more acute than most biographers, who, for example, fail to ask why Jefferson on the one hand lived with his mother until he was 27, and yet wrote little and coldly about her. The effect of Jefferson's liaisons on his eldest daughter Patsy in particular is convincingly examined; when Brodie notes that Jefferson had "taken great pains with the education of his daughters" she seems to forget about his black daughters, though Sally's children were relatively well provided for. Altogether an enjoyable study and a commendable one. ; Ex-Library; 594 pages 
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197 Brooke, Stopford Augustus [1832-1916] Tennyson, his art and relation to modern life
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1894 Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
534 pages, ex-library with usual library markings, normal wear, text very good. ; Ex-Library; 11.50 X 7.75 X 1.34 inches; 534 pages 
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198 BROOKHISER, RICHARD America's first dynasty. The Adamses. 1735-1918.
New York Free Press, 2002 0684868814 / 9780684868813 Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
244 pages, 4 plates, cloth, dj, very good. From the dj: Richard Brookhiser has won a wide and loyal following for his stylish, pointed, and elegant biographies of George Washington, and Alexander Hamilton. In America's First Dynasty, Brookhiser tells the story of America's longest and still greater dynasty - the Adamses, the only family in our history to play a leading role in American affairs for nearly two centuries. From John, the self-made, tough-minded lawyer who rose to the highest office in the government he helped create; to John Quincy, the child prodigy who grew up amid foreign royalty, followed his father to the White House, and later reinvented himself as a champion of liberty in Congress; to politician and writer Charles Francis, the only well-balanced Adams; to Henry, brilliant scholar and journalist - the Adamses achieved longer-lasting greatness than any other American family. 
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199 Brooks, Noah First Across the Continent; the Story of the Exploring Expedition of Lewis and Clark in 1803-4-5.
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1901 Hardcover Good 
Xii, 365 pages, plates, maps, rebound by library, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. SR3790; Ex-Library; 365 pages 
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200 BROUGH, JAMES The Woolworths.
New York Mcgraw- Hill Book Co. , 1982 0070081425 / 9780070081420 Hard Cover 
224 pages, 4 plates, cloth, dj, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. 'The story of Frank W. who held that thrift was the paramount virtue, and his heirs, with all their extravagant eccentricities...' 
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