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Roots of Resistance: The Nonviolent Ethic of Martin Luther King, Jr.

By: William D. Watley

Price: $5.55

Publisher: Valley Forge, PA, Judson Press: 1985

Seller ID: 16722

ISBN: 0817010920

Condition: Very Good


Sturdy. No underlines. Light discoloration on page edges. View more info

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Mortal Rivals: Superpower Relations from Nixon to Reagan

By: William G. Hyland

Price: $2.55

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1987

Seller ID: 5050681

ISBN: 0394557689

Condition: Very Good


Previous owner's name is on the first blank page.Clean and sturdy. Small marker line on the bottom edge of the pages. Hyland, currently editor of Foreign Affairs , joined the CIA in the early 1950s as an analyst. By the 1970s he was deputy assistant for national security affairs in the Ford administration, and remained during the transition to the Carter presidency. As a senior White House official he participated in four summit meetings, and his insider's descriptions of the machinations of power, particularly the playing of the China card, are of special interest. Hyland's account of Nixon's... View more info

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The Amazing Pennsylvania Canals

By: William H. Shank

Price: $15.50

Seller ID: 9918560

ISBN: 0933788371

Condition: Very Good


No underlining, clean and sturdy. Light wear. Since he first published this book in 1960, Mr. Shank has become one of the leading authorities on historic canals in the Northeastern United States. The author has included a statewide canal map, 125 historic photos, drawings by the late Philip Hoffman, a four-color cover and tables of lock and mileage data. As founder of the Pennsylvania Canal Society and past president of the American Canal Society, the author offers this definitive work on Pennsylvania canals with the help of canal buffs throughout the Keystone state. View more info

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Fluvanna History: William Henry Talley (1847-1910) A Life of Duty & Devotion

By: William Henry Talley, Jr.

Price: $13.55

Publisher: Palmyra, VA, Fluvanna Historical Society: 2012

Seller ID: 44582

ISBN: 0983919259

Condition: New


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Doors: Stories

By: William Hoffman

Price: $5.05

Publisher: Columbia, University of Missouri Press: 1999

Seller ID: 5151703

ISBN: 0826212387

Condition: Used As New


The southern landscape that pervades William Hoffman's latest collection of short stories, Doors, is at once familiar and unsettling. Returning to the people and locales that define Hoffman's fiction—ranging from the rednecks and the white-collar elite of Virginia's tobacco country to the families that work its Tidewater shores—Doors is a brilliant and moving exploration of individuals continually at odds with their circumstances. Primarily set in Tobaccoton, a fictional town in southside Virginia, the stories in this collection open doors on a multifaceted humanity, men and women often... View more info

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Our Sacred Honor: Words of Advice from the Founders in Stories, Letters, Poems, and Speeches

By: William J. Bennett

Price: $2.55

Publisher: Nashville Tenessee, Broadman and Holman Publishers: 1997

Seller ID: 001659

ISBN: 0805401539

Condition: As New


Millions of American families have turned to "The Book of Virtues" and "The Moral Compass" by William J. Bennett for moral guidance in troubled times. "Our Sacred Honor" offers inspiration and instruction as well -- this time of a particularly American sort. In "Our Sacred Honor," Bennett has collected the best that has been thought and said by and about the men and women who founded America. The stories, songs, letters and speeches collected in "Our Sacred Honor" are an inspiring celebration of American exceptionalism. View more info

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Our Sacred Honor: Words of Advice from the Founders in Stories, Letters, Poems, and Speeches

By: William J. Bennett

Price: $2.55

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1997

Seller ID: 006334

ISBN: 068484138X

Condition: As New


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Our Sacred Honor: Words of Advice from the Founders in Stories, Letters, Poems, and Speeches

By: William J. Bennett

Price: $2.05

Publisher: New York, NY, Simon & Schuster: 1997

Seller ID: 15520

ISBN: 068484138X

Condition: Very Good


Millions of American families have turned to The Book of Virtues and The Moral Compass by William J. Bennett for moral guidance in troubled times. Our Sacred Honor offers inspiration and instruction as well...this time of a particularly American sort. The lessons it contains are especially welcome. We live in a time when the practice of representative government in the United States of America is under siege from both the left and the right. Scandals abound. We are first shocked, then wearied, to learn that our national leaders have feet of clay. We live in a time, in short, which demands t... View more info

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Our Country's Founders: A Book of Advice for Young People

By: William J. Bennett

Price: $4.55

Publisher: New York, NY, Simon & Schuster: 1998

Seller ID: 15922

ISBN: 0689844697

Condition: Very Good


Encouraged by the thousands of young Americans who enjoyed The Book of Virtues for Young People, William J. Bennett returns with an inspiring collection drawn from the best-selling adult book Our Sacred Honor. This adapted version highlights the speeches, letters, poems, and articles of the brave men and women who founded our great nation, including George Washington, John and Abigail Adams, and Benjamin Franklin. Their advice on values such as patriotism, love, civility, education, industry, justice, and piety still rings true for young people today. Our Country's Founders also includes... View more info

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Our Sacred Honor: Words of Advice from the Founders in Stories, Letters, Poems, and Speeches

By: William J. Bennett

Price: $2.55

Publisher: Nashville, TN, Broadman & Holman Publishers: 1997

Seller ID: 5235

ISBN: 0805401539

Condition: Very Good


Millions of American families have turned to "The Book of Virtues" and "The Moral Compass" by William J. Bennett for moral guidance in troubled times. "Our Sacred Honor" offers inspiration and instruction as well -- this time of a particularly American sort. In "Our Sacred Honor," Bennett has collected the best that has been thought and said by and about the men and women who founded America. The stories, songs, letters and speeches collected in "Our Sacred Honor" are an inspiring celebration of American exceptionalism. View more info

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The Ten Commandments & their Influence on American Law - a study in history

By: William J. Federer

Price: $7.00

Publisher: St. Louis, MO, Amerisearch: 2003

Seller ID: 5555115

ISBN: 0965355721

Condition: Very Good


Clean, sturdy and unmarked. A price sticker is on the first blank page. Light crease on bottom corner of back cover. An in-depth study of how each of the Ten Commandments had a historical impact on the development of laws in America and affected the legal philosophy of our government framers. For example, the 4th Commandment-"Keep Holy the Sabbath": PENNSYLVANIA FRAME OF GOVERNMENT, April 25, 1682, Article XXII: "That as often as any day of the month...shall fall upon the first day of the week, commonly called the Lord's Day, the business appointed for that day shall be deferred till the next ... View more info

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Let Us Pray: A Plea for Prayer in Our Schools

By: William J. Murray

Price: $1.55

Publisher: New York, NY, William Morrow and Company: 1995

Seller ID: 001542

ISBN: 688145639

Condition: Very Good


Murray, an ordained minister in Texas and an outspoken advocate of prayer in U.S. public schools, now regrets his historic role as 14-year-old plaintiff in the case against the Baltimore school system that led to the Supreme Court's 1963 decision banning school prayer and Bible reading. Rejecting the militant atheism of his mother, Madalyn Murray O'Hair, whose anti-prayer campaign molded his youth, he argues here that the Founding Fathers never intended to remove prayer from public institutions or the workplace. Thomas Jefferson's call for a "wall of separation between church and State" applie... View more info

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Let Us Pray: A Plea for Prayer in Our Schools

By: William J. Murray

Price: $2.05

Publisher: New York, William Morrow and Company: 1995

Seller ID: 38314

ISBN: 0688145639

Condition: Very Good


Murray, an ordained minister in Texas and an outspoken advocate of prayer in U.S. public schools, now regrets his historic role as 14-year-old plaintiff in the case against the Baltimore school system that led to the Supreme Court's 1963 decision banning school prayer and Bible reading. Rejecting the militant atheism of his mother, Madalyn Murray O'Hair, whose anti-prayer campaign molded his youth, he argues here that the Founding Fathers never intended to remove prayer from public institutions or the workplace. Thomas Jefferson's call for a "wall of separation between church and State" applie... View more info

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The Glory and the Dream: a Narrative History of America 1932-1972

By: William Manchester

Price: $3.05

Publisher: Boston, MA, Little, Brown and Company: 1974

Seller ID: 011792

Condition: Good


Sturdy. Light wear. No dust jacket. In the Glory and the Dream William Manchester springs open a great time capsule of a book- a huge, abundant popular history of the United States from 1932 to 1972. View more info

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Jamestown: Images of America

By: William Molineux and Rodney B. Taylor

Price: $4.53

Publisher: Charleston, NC, Arcadia: 2004

Seller ID: 5204

ISBN: 0738516422

Condition: Very Good


Celebrated as America's birthplace, Jamestown, Virginia, has a rich history, beginning in 1607 when the first permanent English settlement in the New World was established. This island in the James River, now referred to as Historic Jamestowne, has witnessed many a change in the past 400 years. Though it was, for almost a century, the capital of Virginia, it was later all but abandoned and used as farmland. During the Civil War, Jamestown served as an outpost for both Confederate and Union troops. As the result of efforts on the part of the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquit... View more info

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Virginia's Executive Mansion: A History Of The Governer's House

By: William Seale

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Richmond, VA, Citizen's advisory Council for Interpreting and Furnishing the Executive Mansion: 1988

Seller ID: 60606256

ISBN: 0884901521

Condition: Very Good


No underlining. Clean and sturdy. View more info

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The Confessions Of Nat Turner

By: William Styron

Price: $2.55

Publisher: New York, Random House Books: 1967

Seller ID: 515012

Condition: Good


Light discoloration on page edges. View more info

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Legends from the Frosty Sons of Thunder

By: William Trall Doncaster, Jr.

Price: $6.05

Publisher: White Stone, VA, Brandylane Publishers: 1998

Seller ID: 76528

ISBN: 1883911257

Condition: Very Good


Several myths and legends of 19th century southwestern Pennsylvania are researched and retold from the historian's perspective. The Old Forbes Military Road that runs through Somerset County in Pennsylvania (Route 30) is the source of rich American history and folklore. Since their occurrence in 1889, the controversial Nicely brothers murder trial and the devastating Johnstown flood have become two of this area's most remembered historical events. Both have been recorded through oral history and embellished. This was an era of storytelling when the American wilderness was vast and rich with da... View more info

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Vostaas: White Buffalo's Story of Plains Indian Life

By: William White Buffalo

Price: $3.05

Publisher: Billings, MT, Council for Indian Education: 1995

Seller ID: 4444591

ISBN: 089992137x

Condition: Used As New


A modern Cheyenne chief tells his story and the story of many Plains Indians today. Good information about Plains Indian culture written in a warm and personal manner, like a grandfather to his grandchildren. View more info

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Facts and Legends of Richmond Area Streets

By: Wilson T. Mustian

Price: $76.54

Publisher: Richmond, VA, Dementi Milestone Publishing: 2007

Seller ID: 4646271

ISBN: 0977315347

Condition: New


Splendor, accents, and information of select photographs of Richmond area streets. View more info

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The Scorpion's Tail: The Relentless Rise of Islamic Militants in Pakistan-And How It Threatens America

By: Zahid Hussain

Price: $2.05

Publisher: New York, Free Press: 2010

Seller ID: 5252925

ISBN: 1439120250

Condition: New


The war in Afghanistan has raged on longer than any war in U.S. history, and far from suppressing the insurgency being waged by radical Islamic militants, it has led to stronger alli­ances among al Qaeda, the Taliban, and a host of once-autonomous militant groups and has inspired a flood of new recruits. In addition to reclaiming control of substantial territory in Afghanistan, the militants have now taken the fight deep within Pakistan—threatening to totally destabilize that nuclear-armed state—and are launching attacks on the U.S. homeland. Why has the insurgency been so irrepress... View more info