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We have access to many, many books, please email requests to: MurphAssoc@aol.com and we will respond. There is a good chance we can find what you are looking for. If interested in a book on this page, please take %20 off the price indicated, through May 31, 2010.
. BETTY ALDEN *A Story of the Pilgrims* by Jane G. Austin. On the frontis: Betty Alden, The First-Born Daughter of the Pilgrims by Jane G. Austin; Boston and New York; Houghton, Mifflin and Company; The Riverside Press, Cambridge 1898. 384 pp. Quite nice condition. HB, the cover is done in shades of brown, binding intact, illustration titled "The Captain's Hill". From the Preface: .... her story will be found threaded through that of her people and her times in that modest subordination to which the lives of her sex were trained in that day. As one interested in New England, as well as American history, I found this quite worth reading. In any case, she was Elizabeth, daughter of John and Priscilla Alden, wife of William Pabodie. $5
THE LONG SURRENDER by Burke Davis: ...explores one of history's most misunderstood figures, Jefferson Davis, and one of history's most believed, Robert E. Lee - and how profoundly their contrasting views of the New South affected modern American attitudes. It is a story of great men and small, of heroes and villains, set in a time of crisis unlike any other this country has seen". Random House 1985 285 pp with many good photos of the period, including Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis. $8 postage free
PERSONAL MEMOIRS OF U.S. GRANT This is the two volume set, written by the President, in the time shortly before his death, in the hopes that he would leave his wife some income. Frontis a very nice engraving of Grant with facsimile signature; this two volume work dated 1886 and done by Charles L. Webster & Co. New York. Please inquire......
The Story of My Life and Work: Booker T. Washington
1972, states "First Edition" and published by Harper & Row. This book, titled "To Me It's Wonderful" is a biography of Ethel Waters, and, from the inside front of the dj ""joyous autobiography of how she found her way back home to Jesus after so many years in a spiritual desert". Many pictures in this 162 page book. She tells of much of her life and especially 1957, "a very special year in her spiritual calendar, Miss Waters came home to Jesus through Billy Graham and his Team. Always and forever a unique woman, Ethel Waters tells of her new life with wit, honesty and love lacing every page". As seen in scan dust jacket is chipped but intact; book itself seems tightly bound. $5
THE PERSONAL MEMOIRS OF JULIA DENT GRANT (MRS. ULYSSES S. GRANT).....Edited, with Notes and Foreword by John Y. Simon ... With Introduction by Bruce Catton and THE FIRST LADY AS AN AUTHOR by Ralph G. Newman. G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York. There are a number of illustrations in this book. First Edition Copyright 1975 by the U.S. Grant Association. The dust jacket is complete but with faults as can be seen in the scan. $20 ppd
A book for youngsters about Betsy Ross and the flag .... see under historic books, please.
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