Rare United States History
The author chronicles her eight years as First Lady of the United States, looking back on her husband's two administrations, the challenges she faced during the period, the impeachment crisis, and her own political work.
London's Essays of Revolt
The Memoirs of Richard Nixon
"Leather bound signed edition with insert. Blue leather boards with gilt spine titles and design, cover monogram. Gilt edges. Very clean and solid.
A Memorial of Ulysses S. Grant From the City of Boston
1 loose signature in back. Clean, tight, unmarked.
Message From the President of the United States, To the Two Houses of Congress, At the Commencement of the First Session of the Thirty-first Congress, December 24, 1849; Part Ii
8vo, 370pgs. Half-bound in leather and marbled paper. The book contains eleven foldo-ut maps, only two of which have a 4'' closed tear: "Diagram of the State of Illinois" and "A Plate Exhibiting the State of the State of Florida with References." All the maps are clean with very minimal foxing. The leather spine and corners are worn and rubbed with a tiny bit of insect damage to the joint of the spine and interior of front board, as well as free endpaper. Spine is sprung but sturdy and soild. Foxing throughout interior with text ghosting.
On Growing Up
2nd printing, includes laid-in autograph on Waldorf-Astoria Hotel stationery.
The Original Lists of Persons of Quality, 1600-1700
8vo, 580 pgs. Facsimile reprint of the 1874 edition. Clean throughout, binding is solid. Light smudge on bottom edge of text block from sitting on a shelf.
The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant
June 1-August 15, 1864
On June 2, 1864, Ulysses S. Grant postponed until the following morning an assault on Confederate lines near Cold Harbor planned for that afternoon because of delays in positioning troops. In the meantime, Confederate forces strengthened their lines, and the assault became a slaughter that haunted Grant for the rest of his life.
Thus began a summer of frustration for the general-in-chief of the U.S. Army. By failing to press their advantage, Major General William F. “Baldy
Vol 11. Great condition.
The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant
May 1-December 31, 1865
This volume provides material that will allow a fresh evaluation of Grant’s activities following Appomattox.
In April Grant commanded an army of more than 1,000,000 men maintained at enormous cost. Disbanding this army took priority. By mid-July, more than two-thirds of the volunteers had been mustered out.
Grant as peacemaker exerted his power to protect his former adversaries. He opposed prosecuting Southern military leaders, including Robert E. Lee and others who had been indicted for treason. The South had to accept defeat, but Grant was no believer in a Carthaginian peace.
Two military tasks remained. Grant sent his two most trusted subordinates to solve these problems: Major General Philip H. Sheridan to pressure the French in Mexico and Major General William T. Sherman to keep settlers and Indians apart.
During the summer, Grant drafted his report on the last year of the war. The style as well as the substance of the report attracted widespread attention. It also made clear Grant’s mastery of events during that terrible year.
North Dakota's Ethnic History