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Sunday, May 13, 2012

American History books at Browsers Uncommon Books

American History books at Browsers Uncommon Books
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 Lilly, Lambert. The Adventures of Henry Hudson. New York: D. Appleton &, 1842. Print.
Hardcover. 161 pages plus adverts. Spine is rolled. Hinges are sound. There are stains here and there, especially in the margins. A few small tears in page margins. Some pencil notes and marks on endpapers.

 
 
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 McCullough, David G. Truman. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992. Print.
Paperback. 1117 pages. Pulitzer Prize, Biography, Location US History


McCullough, David G. John Adams. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2001. Print.
Paperback. 752 pages. Pulitzer Prize. History.

 David McCullough: 1776, hardcover. First printing.


A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard Based on Her Diary, 1785 -- 1812 by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, paperback.

From wikipedia: Between 1785 and 1812, Martha Ballard kept a diary that recorded her arduous work and domestic life in Hallowell on the Kennebec River, District of Maine. The sometimes cryptic log of daily events, written with a quill pen and homemade ink, records numerous babies delivered and illnesses treated as she traveled by horse or canoe around the Massachusetts frontier in what is today the state of Maine. Her writing also illustrates struggles and tragedies within her own family, local crimes and scandals, and provides a woman's perspective on political events then unfolding in the nascent years of the early American republic. Other aspects of society in the late 18th century and early 19th century, including daily activities, medical practices, religious squabbles and sexual mores, add color to Ballard's account. Click to continue reading at wikipedia

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