Category: Presidents


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When Presidents Lie: A History of Official Deception and Its Consequences

By: Alterman, Eric

Price: $5.50

Publisher: NY, Viking Press: 2004

Edition: 1st Paperback Printing.

Seller ID: 009917

447 pp. Close to new, spine uncreased. Includes 91 pp. of reference notes, plus bibliography and index. In this survey, a Brooklyn College professor and media critic examines the modern presidency, from FDR through W. Bush. He doesn't make moral judgments about presidential deception, focusing instead on how the lies tend to backfire. Size: 8vo -- 9 in Tall View more info

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Bill and Hillary: The Marriage

By: Andersen, Christopher

Price: $5.50

Publisher: NY, William Morrow: 1999

Edition: First Edition Stated.

Seller ID: 009535

340 pp, including 30 pp. b&w glossy photos. Bibliography, index. Almost new, slight edgewear on jacket at spine. Text clean. Binding firm. An exhaustive look at the relationship between the Clintons, and why it has lasted. Are US presidents immune to divorce? Size: 8vo -- 9 in Tall View more info

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The Clinton Wars

By: Blumenthal, Sidney

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2003

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 009684

Nearly new copy, firm, clean. 822 pp., with 16pp glossy b&w photos of the Clintons and various VIPs, plus Blumenthal and his wife. A reporter who joined the Clinton administration as an adviser recounts the various political crises that challenged Bill Clinton, including his impeachment. The book concludes with "an eloquent assessment of what the Clinton legacy means for the future of American politics." A timely read as US voters decide whether Clinton team shou... View more info

The Seduction of Hillary Rodham

By: Brock, David

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NY, Free Press (Simon & Schuster): 1996

Edition: Later Printing.

Seller ID: 001137

452 pp., with 16 pp. b&w photos. Some soild to edges. Text clean. no markings, price clipped. Conservative journalist David Brock portrays Hillary Rodham as a complex person, neither a demon nor heroine as she usually is perceived. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

While Reagan Slept

By: Buchwald, Art

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NY, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1983

Seller ID: 001231

334 pp. Dj chipped at bottom. DJ lettering faintly bled thru to front yellow board. Small dent bottom of front cover. Light dampstain to corners of boards; stains on edges. Text bright andclean, no marks. A collection of Buchwald's satirical columns about the Reagan administration. DJ shows Buchwald in nightshirt, prayhing. Rear panel has humorous cartoon of Buchwald in old-lady drag, clutching infant Reagan in nightcap. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

First Ladies

By: Caroli, Betty Boyd

Price: $3.20

Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Guild America Books: 1989

Seller ID: 000874

320 pp., with 42 photos & portraits. A collection of thumbnail portraits of 42 First Ladies through Barbara Bush, giving their varying approaches to their duties and their relationships with the public. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

The Roosevelts: American Aristocrats

By: Churchill, Allen

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NY, Perrenial (Harper & Row): 1966

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 005715

294 pp., 8 pp. glossy b&w photos. Family tree diagram. Moderate toning of text. No markings, spine creased. Rear cover has corner creasing. A chronicle of the Roosevelt family from the colonial Dutch era of the 1640s through Eleanor Roosevelt's diplomatic career in the mid-20th century. Among the "minor" Roosevelts discussed are Isaac Roosevelt, supporter of the American Revolution; Nicholas Roosevelt who helped invent the steamboat and TR's daughter Alice. View more info

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Living History

By: Clinton, Hillary Rodham

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Scribner: 2004

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition.

Seller ID: 009316

566 pp., 26 pp. b&w glossy photos, with index, reading guide. Clinton recounts her life up through her stint as First Lady in Bill Clinton's tempestuous administration. View more info

Mr. Baruch

By: Coit, Margaret L.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 1957

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC).

Seller ID: 002833

784 pp. Heavy fading of spine, Three holes in cover cloth along front hinge. Lighter fading along edges, large chips in dj spine and flap creases. Text clean, binding sturdy. A voluminous biography of Bernard Baruch, a conservative Democrat who became an adviser to six presidents, starting with Woodrow Wilson. Numerous photos. Excellent reference for understanding those who wield power in government in largely unofficial capacities. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" t... View more info

Silent Coup: The Removal of a President

By: Colodny, Len and Gettlin, Robert

Price: $3.35

Publisher: NY, St. Martin's Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 000764

507 pp. A second look at Watergate and behind the scene events forcing Nixon to resign. Includes material on chief Watergate reporter Bob Woodward. Very clean, no markings, very light wear. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Dere Mr. President: The Hilarious Letters Kids Write to the President

By: Coons, Hannibal, Ed.

Price: $3.50

Publisher: Wheaton, Ill., Key Publications: 1972

Edition: 3rd Edition.

Seller ID: 004181

128 pp. Soil to covers, dampstain on rear cover, title page. Textblock clean. No markings. Foreword by Richard Nixon, introduction by Art Linkletter, who conceived the project. A collection of scores of letters children wrote to the White House during Nixon's administration. Linkletter says they were selected on a nonpartisan basis. A humorous assortment that gives no hint of the clouds of Watergate that were starting to gather. A few refer to the Vietnam war, however./ ... View more info

Whose Broad Stripes and Bright Stars?: The Trivial Pursuit of the Presidency 1988

By: Germond, Jack W.; Witcover, Jules

Price: $3.85

Publisher: NY, Warner Books Inc: 1989

Edition: 2nd Printing.

Seller ID: 004064

478 pp. Nearly new, slight edgewear, no markings. Two veteran political commentators dissect the 1988 presidential campaign. Negative marketing strategies remade the image of Bush and successfully painted Dukakis as a softhearted liberal. Variations of that strategy continue to dominate U.S. presidential campaigns, giving this book continuing relevance. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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JFK Day By Day

By: Golway, Terry and Krantz, Les

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Les Krantz/Running Press Book Publishers: 2010

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 009353

288 pp. Index. Square format. Photos on front cover. Small dings on cover corners, else like new. Text clean. A photographic chronology of the Kennedy administration, focusing on Kennedy's governmental actions. Text gives highlights of each day in office, plus several pages devoted to the JFK assassination and its aftermath. Sidebar time lines list key events. Photos assembled from the Kennedy Library. Presented as objective, balanced history, not a memorial tribute book... View more info

Abraham Lincoln: Word for Word

By: Harrison, Marueen and Gilbert, Steve, Eds.

Price: $3.95

Publisher: San Diego, Excellent Books: 1994

Seller ID: 002023

409 pp. Clean, tight binding. No markings. An anthology containing dozens of Lincoln's speeches, letters and other papers. With bibliography. A handy one-volume compendium for Lincoln research and reference. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

The Price of Power: Kissinger in the Nixon White House

By: Hersh, Seymour M.

Price: $3.30

Publisher: NY, Summit Books (Simon & Schuster): 1983

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 001590

698 pp. Slash mark on bottom edge, no markings in text. Light edgewear on dj and covers. Firm. A probe of Kissinger's diplomatic performance and his political obstacles during the Nixon administration. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

On Bended Knee: The Press and the Reagan Presidency

By: Hertsgaard, Mark

Price: $4.50

Publisher: NY, Farrar Straus & Giroux: 1988

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 004169

408 pp. Nearly new, slight edgewear to dj. No makings. Investigative journalist Mark Hertsgaard explores why the media was so easy on the Reagan administration, a phenomenon even the White House acknowledged. The pattern was repeated during the memorial tributes that poured out at Reagan's death. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Citizen of New Salem

By: Horgan, Paul

Price: $3.50

Publisher: NY, Farrar Straus and Cudahy: 1961

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC).

Seller ID: 002400

89 pp. Rubbing on spine of dust jacket, chipping, one-inch tear along top front. Light soil to rust and blue cover. Light toning of pages. No markings in text or on endpapers.A biography of Lincoln in his youth, tracing his life from his flatboatman's experiences to the start of his law career at 28. With a Book of the Month Club bookmark promoting this book laid in. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Friends in High Places

By: Hubbell, Webb

Price: $3.50

Publisher: NY, William Morrow: 1997

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 002166

342 pp., with 16 pp. b&w photos. Slight fading on bottom edge of cover, and slight edge wear. Very clean, no markings, binding firm. An insider's look at the Clinton administration's handling of the Whitewater affair. Hubbell, longtime friend of the Clintons, ended up serving 18 months in prison. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Pride 12 -- Obama Cover

By: InterPride Inc.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Cherry Hill, N.J., Full Media: 2012

Edition: Summer 2012.

Seller ID: 009519

96 pp. Light wear, a few page corners curled. Cover has white background with a Steve Wilson illustration of Obama's head in swirling rainbow Pop Art style. Includes a half-page quote from Obama on his support of gay rights, plus similar statements from other straigh allies such as Hillary Clinton, Lisa Lampinelli, George Clooney, Cyndia Lauper, Ben Cohen et al. Also a vivid reminiscence by Tony Adams about his years as a closeted Catholic priest, including work at the V... View more info

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Shrub: The Short But Happy Political Life of George W. Bush

By: Ivins, Molly and Dubose, Lou

Price: $6.00

Publisher: NY, Random House: 2000

Edition: Stated First Edition

Seller ID: 003939

179 pp. Almost as new. No markings, firm, bright and tight. Political commentator Molly Ivins and collaborator Lou Dubose examine W's rather laughable record as Texas governor. Their book is good fun -- but it raises a troubling question -- how does a joke from Texas make it into the White House, not once but twice? Apparently the corporate crowd prefers a lying dunce to an intelligent, principled conservative like John McCain. View more info