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1 Edinburgh Review, or Critical Journal, for October 1824....january 1825 Vol. XLI
Edinburgh, Archibald Constable & Co 1825 Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
533 pates, contemporary half calf, marbled boards, back-strip frayed, covers rubbed, text very good. Former owner's bookplate. From Wikipedia: "The second Edinburgh Review, founded in 1802, became one of the most influential British magazines of the 19th century. It promoted Romanticism and Whig politics. Started on 10 October 1802 by Francis Jeffrey, Sydney Smith and Henry Brougham, it was published by Archibald Constable in quarterly issues until 1929. It began as a literary and political review. Under its first permanent editor, Francis Jeffrey (the first issue was edited by Sydney Smith) , it was a strong supporter of the Whig party and liberal politics, and regularly called for political reform. Its main rival was the Quarterly Review which supported the Tories. The magazine was also noted for its attacks on the Lake Poets, particularly William Wordsworth." 
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2 Strategic assessment 1998. Engaging power for peace.
Washington, DC, National Defense University, Institute for National Strategic Studies, 1998 0-16-061208-X / 9780160612084 Soft Cover 
285 pages, well illustrated in color, maps, tables, pictorial wrappers, very good, 8-1/2 by 11 inches. 'By David C. Gompert, et al. Edited by Hans Binnendijk and David C. Gompert. 4th volume in the annual "Strategic Assessment" series. This volume examines various approaches that the United States might adopt to shape the strategic environment of the future. Reviews recommendations indicated in the "Quadrennial Defense Review" for defense posture changes and proposes what is entailed by such changes. Intended to stimulate discussion and research among both policymakers and analysts.' 
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3 ACZEL, TAMAS editor Ten Years After: The Hungarian Revolution in the Perspective of History
New York Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
253 pages, cloth, dj, very good. 1st edition. From the dj: Ten years after the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, here is a unique examination of that crucial dividing line in the history of postwar communism, making clear both its national and international implications. Outstanding figures such as Michael Polanyi, Raymond Aron, Tamas Aczel, and Arthur Koestler are among the contributors to the volume. Writes Michael Polanyi: 'The rebellion of Hungarian writers was a change of mind of dedicated Communists. Their action, undertaken at great peril against the overwhelming background of ruling Stalinism, was the action of an intellectual avant-garde." 
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4 Adams, William L. A Melodrame Entitled Treason, Stratagems, and Spoils
Hamden, CT Archon Books 1968 0208006974 / 9780208006974 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
[6], 163 pages, illustrations, cloth, DJ, very good. From the DJ: A significant document in the field of Western Americana, Treason, Stratagems and Spoils first appeared serially in the Portland Oregonian of 1852. The author, William Lysander Adams, writing under the pseudonym of Breakspear, was perhaps the best-read Oregonian of his time. Apart from the pun on Shakespeare's name and the title drawn from the Merchant of Venice, literary allusions, quotations and echoes abound in the text. Adams insight and prescience in regard to Democratic Party affairs in the newly developing territory are also evident throughout, and there is little doubt that his contempories, while perhaps not understanding all his many references, were fully aware of the main targets of his attack. This edition of the work, the first since its original printing, is being published by Archon Books for the Yale University Library. ; 163 pages 
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5 Adrian, Charles R. and, Press, Charles. The American Political Process.
New York Mcgraw-Hill Book Company 1965 Hardcover Very Good 
Xii, 758 pages, cloth, very good. From the preface: "The writing of a new textbook introducing American government would seem to require some justification. We rest the case for our attempt on a belief that available empirical data from all the social sciences should be sued tin seeking to explain the political aspects of the social process. . . We have concentrated on analyzing the social functions of political institutions and the social roles of participants in the political process, emphasizing the conceptual framework on which these functions and roles are based. " M1108; 758 pages 
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6 AGLION, RAOUL Roosevelt and de Gaulle. Allies in conflict. A personal memoir.
New York Free Press, 1988 0029015405 / 9780029015407 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
237 pages, 4 plates, cloth, dust jacket, very good. 
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7 ALDRICH, GARY Unlimited access. An FBI agent inside the Clinton White House.
Washington, DC, Regnery Publishing, 1996 0895264544 / 9780895264541 Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
222 pages, cloth, dj, very good. From the publisher: FBI Special Agent Gary Aldrich thought he had a plum assignment. As one of only two FBI agents posted at the White House, he performed the background checks on White House appointees - peaceful yet dignified way to close an eventful career spent nabbing mobsters, drug dealers, and white-collar criminals. Aldrich had little interest in politics. But he was concerned with the honor of the presidency and with national security. So what he witnessed in the first months of the Clinton administration left him deeply troubled. Then alarmed. Then angered. And finally, halfway through Clinton's term, so thoroughly outraged that he felt compelled in conscience to leave the FBI. Unlimited Access is Aldrich's electrifying expose of a presidential administration with a great deal to hide -and willing to put America at risk to keep it hidden. Aldrich describes how a comprehensive security system that had been perfected through six presidencies was systematically dismantled by the Clintons so they could bring their friends in to the White House - friends that previous administrations would have barred because of serious ethical or legal problems, some prosecutable. The driving force: First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, who had usurped control of domestic policy and all hiring decisions. As Aldrich shows, Mrs. Clinton and her aides thought nothing of destroying the careers and reputations of longtime White House employees to open 'slots' for their Arkansas friends. Nor would they hesitate to deny a low-level job to some poor single mother with credit problems to create the appearance of careful screening while distracting from the far graver problems of many high-level appointees. Aldrich and members of the permanent White House staff were repeatedly shocked to discover recent drug use, rampant theft, open gay/lesbian sex, and - perhaps most alarming - widespread access to classified materials by personnel without security clearances. 
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8 ALSOP, JOSEPH W. with ADAM PLATT 'I've seen the best of it.' Memoirs.
New York W. W. Norton & Co. , 1992 0393029174 / 9780393029178 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
495 pages, illustrations, cloth, dj, very good. 1st edition. From the dj: 'My view is simple,' said the author before beginning work on these memoirs. 'I've seen the best of it.' From FDR's New Deal until the Vietnam War, Joseph Alsop was one of America's most influential and accomplished journalists. A fixture in Washington society, and a world traveler as well, he knew everyone who mattered in American politics. In this memoir he takes us behind the scenes in the nation's capital. Lively, opinionated, and a gifted storyteller with an eye for the telling detail, he has written a uniquely American reminiscence of this American century. From the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition: Joseph Alsop, 1910-89, and Alsop, Stewart, 1914-74, American political journalists, b. Avon, Conn. Joseph joined (1932) the New York Herald Tribune as a staff reporter and moved (1936) to its Washington, D.C., bureau. His Washington political column, written (1937-40) with Robert E. Kintner under the title "The Capital Parade," was later renamed "Matter of Fact." After World War II, Joseph resumed the column, writing it with his brother Stewart from 1946 to 1958. Stewart went on to write for the Saturday Evening Post and Newsweek. When Joseph retired (1974), the column was believed to be the longest-running nationally syndicated opinion column, appearing thrice weekly in 300 newspapers. Although consistently anti-Soviet, the column expressed opposition to Senator Joe McCarthy's "Red scare" tactics. Stewart described himself and his brother as "very square, New Deal liberals." Joseph was a conservative on foreign issues and supported the war against Vietnam. 
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9 ALTERMAN, ERIC Sound and fury. The Washington punditocracy and the collapse of American politics.
New York Harpercollins 1992 0060168749 / 9780060168742 First Edition Hard Cover 
352 pages, cloth, dj, very good. 1st edition. 
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10 Ambrose, Stephen E. Nixon. the Education of a Politician 1913-1962.
Simon & Schuster 1987 067152836X / 9780671528362 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
720 pages, illustrations, cloth, dust jacket in protective Mylar covering, former owner's embossed label on front blank endpaper otherwise fine. From Library Journal: "Ambrose, noted for his books on Eisenhower, reconsiders Nixon's career objectively in light of the passage of time and puts him into a useful historical context. Primarily, Ambrose examines Nixon's performance as a politician. No prior work has been based upon the amount of primary documentation cited here, and with the exception of Nixon's own writing ( Six Crises and The Memoirs of Richard Nixon ) , there is no more thorough treatment of his pre-presidential years. There is altogether new material on Nixon's vice presidency and his relationship with Eisenhower. Until all relevant documents are available, this and a projected second volume should stand as the definitive political biography." ; 9.40 X 6.30 X 2.10 inches; 720 pages 
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11 ANDERSON, DOUGLAS A. A "Washington Merry-go-round" of libel actions.
Chicago Nelson-Hall, 1980 0882295470 / 9780882295473 Hard Cover 
256 pages, cloth, dj, very good. 1st edition. From the dj: Drew Pearson was hated by men of political clout, feared by many more who walked the halls of Congress, read and listened to and believed by millions of Americans. His secret: focusing on Washington's elite with an eye for scandal, a probing staff, a pointing finger, and a tongue eager to share it all. The results: Washington cringed while the American public called for more. But there is another side to the success of this best-known muckraker of the 20th century and his successor: Jack Anderson: libel suits in abundance. A 'Washington Merry-Go-Round of Libel Actions is an examination of that litigation against both Pearson and Anderson, as authors of the syndicated newspaper column 'Washington Merry-Go-Round.' 
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12 Aristotle Aristotle's Politics & Poetics
New York Heritage Press 1964 Hardcover Very Good 
Xxiv, 331 pages, plates, boards, slipcase, fine. Translated By Benjamin Howett and S. H. Butcher. With an introduction by Horace M. Kallen. Portraits by Leonard Baskin. CH1541A; 331 pages 
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13 Association Of American Geologists and Naturalists Reports of the First, Second, and Third Meetings of the Association of American Geologists and Naturalists, At Philadelphia, in 1840 and 1841, and At Boston in 1842. Embracing its Proceedings and Transactions
Boston Gould, Kendall & Lincoln 1843 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
514 pages, 21 plates (some folding) , cloth, uncut and unopened, front endpapers foxed, text and plates clean. 1st edition. "Besides the Papers read at the three meetings heretofore held, the present volume includes an account of the proceedings of the Association of American Geologists and Naturalists, from its origin. It affords, therefore, a view not merely of the past labors of the Association, but of its plan and objects, which, it will be observed, differ essentially from those proposed by the other scientific societies of this country." From the website of the Scholarly Societies Project sponsored by the University of Waterloo Library : "The Association of American Geologists was founded in 1840, and in 1842, it became the Association of American Geologists and Naturalists. The Association ceased to exist on 1848, September 20, when its members convened to resolve their society into a new organization: the American Association for the Advancement of Science " 
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14 Bahlman, Dudley W. R. The Moral Revolution of 1688
Hamden, CT Archon Books 1968 0208004947 / 9780208004949 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
X, 112 pages, cloth, DJ, very good. Unabridged and unaltered reprint of the 1957 Yale University Press edition. From the DJ: "A study of the societies for reformation of manners and the considerable role they played in English life in the years after the Glorious Revolution."; 112 pages 
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15 BAKER, LEONARD The Johnson eclipse. A President's Vice Presidency.
New York Macmillan Co. 1966 First Edition Hard Cover 
281 pages, 4 plates, cloth, dj, very good. 1st printing. From the dj, 'Baker's penetrating study of Lyndon B. Johnson's changing political career focuses on the three years Johnson spent as the Vice President of the United States. It was a period when personal and political philosophies of Johnson became clarified and redefined as the Texan endeavored to forge a meaningful role for himself inhis ambiguous position as the nations' second-in-command. 
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16 BAKER, PETER The Breach: Inside the Impeachment and Trial of William Jefferson Clinton
New York Scribner, 2000 068486813X / 9780684868134 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
416 pages, 4 plates, cloth, dj, very good. 1st edition. From the Publisher: "The journalist who c-wrote the original article breaking the Monica Lewinsky scandal for the Washington Post reveals the complete story behind the headlines: a riveting, in-depth account of an event unique in American history - the first impeachment of an elected president. With unprecedented access to all the players -- major and minor -- Washington Post reporter Peter Baker reconstructs the compelling drama that gripped the nation for six critical months: the impeachment and trial of William Jefferson Clinton. 'The Breach' vividly depicts the mind-boggling political and legal events as they unfolded, a day-by-day and sometimes hour-by-hour account beginning August 17, 1998, the night of the president's grand jury testimony and his disastrous speech to the nation, through the House impeachment hearings and the Senate trial, ending on February 12, 1999, the day of his acquittal. Using 350 original interviews, confidential investigation files, diaries, and tape recordings, Baker goes behind the scenes and packs the book with newsworthy revelations -- the infighting among the president's advisers, the pressure among Democrats to [ask] for Clinton's resignation, the secret back-channel negotiations between the White House and Congress, a tour of the War Room set up by Tom DeLay to force Clinton out of office, the agonizing of various members of Congress, the anxiety of lawmakers who feared the exposure of their own sex lives, and Hillary Clinton's learning that her husband would admit his affair with Monica Lewinsky. 'The Breach' is contemporary history at its best -- shocking, revealing, and consequential. It is a tale of how Washington became lost in "the breach" of its own partisan impulses. All of this, and much more, makes 'The Breach' one of the most important and illuminating volumes of history and contemporary politics of our generation.". 
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17 Baringer, William Lincoln's Rise to Power.
Boston Little, Brown & Company 1937 Hardcover Good+ 
Xvi, 373 pages, 7 plates, cloth, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. ; Ex-Library; 373 pages 
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18 BARONE, MICHAEL Our country. The shaping of America from Roosevelt to Reagan.
New York Free Press, 1990 0029018617 / 9780029018613 Hard Cover Very Good 
805 pages, cloth, very good. From the publisher: In this rare sweeping history, Michael Barone draws from deep within the political and social record of modern America - election returns, political polls, news reports, census extracts, and statistical abstracts - to tell the story of how the country of our parents and of our grandparents became our country and that our children. 
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19 BARRY, JOHN M. The ambition and the power.
New York Viking Press, 1989 Hard Cover 
768 pages, cloth, dj, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. From the dj, 'On January 6, 1987, James Claude Wright, Jr., was elected Speaker of the House of Representatives. On May 31, 1989 he announced his resignation from the speakership and from the House of Representatives where he had served for 34 years. In those brief two and a half years, Jim Wright exercised more power than any other member of Congress in this century, perhaps ever. At the peak of his power, he dictated to the White House what would happen in foreign policy and dictated to Congress what legislation would pass. At its end, he became the first Speaker in history to be forced from office, charged with violating House rules 69 times.' 
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20 BARRY, JOHN M. The ambition and the power.
New York Viking Press, 1989 Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
768 pages, cloth, dj, 1st edition, very good. From the dj, 'On January 6, 1987, James Claude Wright, Jr., was elected Speaker of the House of Representatives. On May 31, 1989 he announced his resignation from the speakership and from the House of Representatives where he had served for 34 years. In those brief two and a half years, Jim Wright exercised more power than any other member of Congress in this century, perhaps ever. At the peak of his power, he dictated to the White House what would happen in foreign policy and dictated to Congress what legislation would pass. At its end, he became the first Speaker in history to be forced from office, charged with violating House rules 69 times.' 
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