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141 Wickenden, Dorothy. NOTHING DAUNTED: THE UNEXPECTED EDUCATION OF TWO SOCIETY GIRLS IN THE WEST.
New York Scribner 2011 1439176582 / 9781439176580 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
286 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "In the summer of 1916, Dorothy Woodruff and Rosamond Underwood, close friends from childhood and graduates of Smith College, left home in Auburn, New York, for the wilds of northwestern Colorado. Bored by their society luncheons, charity work, and the effete young men who courted them, they learned that two teaching jobs were available in a remote mountaintop schoolhouse and applied - shocking their families and friends. They took the new railroad over the Continental Divide and made their way by spring wagon to the tiny settlement of Elkhead, where they lived with a family of homesteaders. They rode several miles to school each day on horseback, sometimes in blinding blizzards. Their students walked or skied on barrel staves, in tattered clothes and shoes tied together with string. The man who had lured them out west was Ferry Carpenter, a witty, idealistic, and occasionally outrageous young lawyer and cattle rancher. He had promised them the adventure of a lifetime and the most modern schoolhouse in Routt County; he hadn't let on that the teachers would be considered dazzling prospective brides for the locals. In their buoyant letters home, the two women captured the voices and stories of the pioneer women, the children, and the other memorable people they got to know. Nearly a hundred years later, the granddaughter of Dorothy Woodruff found the letters and began to reconstruct the women's journey. Enhancing the story with interviews with descendants, research about these vanished communities, and trips to the region, (she) creates an exhilarating saga about two intrepid young women and the 'settling up' of the West." Browning to bottom of text block - mainly near spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling and minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
142 William Howard Taft; George W. Wickersham, Sir William S. Gilbert, Walt Whitman, Jeffery Franol, John Kendrick Bangs, E.V. Lucas, Carolyn Wells, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Charles Johnson Post, Eden Philpotts, John Muir, Sara Teasdale, et al. THE CENTURY ILLUSTRATED MONTHLY MAGAZINE. VOL. LXXXIII. NEW SERIES: VOL. LXI. NOVEMBER, 1911 TO APRIL, 1912.
New York Century 1912 Hard Cover Very Good F.E. Schoonover, Norman Price, R.B. Birch, Paul Branson, Joseph Pennell, Thomas Fogarty, Oliver Herford, Henry Bacon, Thornton Oakley, J.R. Shaver, et al. 
960 pp, 9 7/8" H. Embossed green cloth with gilt lettering on spine, decorated endpapers. B&w photographs, reproductions, color plates. Contents include: American Art and the Metropolitan Museum; The Enforcement of the Anti-Trust Laws; The Pendings Arbitration of Treaties: An Appeal for Their Ratification (William Howard Taft); In Brittany; Cartoons; The Training of Chinese Children; Christina of Denmark; The Eighteenth-Century Color Print and English Society; Dickens Characters in Real Life; The Famous Gardens of Kioto, Lafayette's Imprisonment at Olmutz; The Proposed Lincoln Memorial ; The New Manila; The Middle West (Edward Alsworth Ross); Mr. Pennell's Pictures of the Coronation; Multiplying the Pleasures of the Table; 'Rentin' Hens'; Russian 'Mouse-Traps'; Samplers, The Warning of Socialism; Across South America (Charles Johnson Post); New Records of Napoleon by British Officers at St. Helena; The Return From St. Helena: How Napoleon's Body was Received in France; Straight Golf (Anna Alice Chapin); The Injury of Tobacco (Charles B. Town); Tripoli, as an American Sees It (Richard Norton); The American Undergraduate (Clayton Sedgwick Cooper); Whistler as Decorator; The Ways of Women Ranchers; Three Adventures in the Yosemite (John Muir), etc., etc. Plus poetry by: Deems Taylor, Leroy Titus Weeks, Carolyn Wells, Alfred Noyes, Edith M. Thomas, Anna Glen Stoddard, et al. Browning to edges of text block, light edge wear, one tiny corner bump, light wrinkling at top of spine, small stain on front pastedown, a few tiny stains on free rear endpaper, tiny areas of surface paper loss on one preliminary page. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
143 Williams, Edward F. EARLY MEMPHIS AND ITS RIVER RIVALS.
Historical Hiking Trails 1984 Third Printing Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
36 pp, 9 11/16"H. Reprinted from The West Tennessee Historical Society Papers Vol. XXII 1968. Reproductions of town plans, river maps, portraits and drawings. The story of how Memphis, Tennessee got its first firm foothold in its climb to success as the metropolitan center of the 'Mid-South'. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear/wrinkling. Bottom corner slightly bent. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
POX:  AN AMERICAN HISTORY., Willrich, Michael.
144 Willrich, Michael. POX: AN AMERICAN HISTORY.
New York Penguin Press 2011 1594202869 / 9781594202865 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
422 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "At the turn of the last century, a powerful smallpox epidemic swept the United States from coast to coast. The age-old disease spread swiftly through an increasingly interconnected American landscape: from southern tobacco plantations to the dense immigrant neighborhoods of northern cities to far-flung villages on the edges of the nascent American empire. (This book) offers a gripping chronicle of how the nation's continent-wide fight against smallpox launched one of the most important civil liberties struggles of the twentieth-century. At the dawn of the activist progressive era, and during a moment of great optimism about modern medicine, the government responded to the deadly epidemic by calling for universal compulsory vaccination. To enforce the law, public health authorities relied on quarantines, pesthouses, and 'virus squads' - corps of doctors and club-wielding police. Though these measures eventually contained the disease, they also sparked a wave of popular resistance among Americans who perceived them as a threat to their health and to their rights. At the time, antivaccinationists were often dismissed as misguided cranks, but Willrich argues that they belonged to a wider legacy of American dissent that attended the rise of an increasingly powerful movement. While a well-organized antivaccination movement sprang up during these years, many American resisted in subtler ways - by concealing sick family members or forging immunization certificates. 'Pox' introduces us to memorable characters on both sides of the debate, from Henning Jacobson, a Swedish Lutheran minister whose battle against vaccination went all the way to the Supreme Court, to C.P. Wertenbaker, a federal surgeon who saw himself as a medical missionary combating a deadly - and preventable - disease. As Willrich suggests, many of the questions first raised by the turn-of-the-century antivaccination movement are still with us: How far should the government go to protect us from peril? What happens when the interest of public health collide with religious beliefs and personal conscience?" Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some light edge creasing - mainly at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ASSASSINATION OF MARILYN MONROE., Wolfe, Donald H.
145 Wolfe, Donald H. THE ASSASSINATION OF MARILYN MONROE.
Little, Brown, London, 1998, first British edition. 
532 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0316640190 B&w photographs. "The brevity and discrepancies of the initial investigation, the unexplained silence of several key witnesses and the rumours sparked by her relationships with the Kennedy brothers have consistently raised suspicions that the events of Saturday August 4th 1962 did not end as they were officially documented - in the suicide of the world's most famous woman. Now, in this major new investigation, Donald H. Wolfe has succeeded where so many other writers have failed. With the testimony of the two witnesses, John Miner and Norman Jefferies, who always seemed to possess potentially explosive information but had never previously come forward, Wol f e assembles conclusive evidence proving that Marily Monroe was murdered. He not only names her killer and specifies the cause of death, but identifies the men who, acting upon the 'National Security Matter' surrounding Marilyn, orchestrated the su bs e quent cover-up - From the opening description of the lifeless body to the moment-by-moment account of her final days and hours, (this book) explodes every myth concerning her remarkable life and tragic death. It is a truly gripping portrait of on e of the most shocking crimes of the century." Book lightly cocked, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WHAT THEY DIDN'T TEACH YOU ABOUT THE 60s., Wright, Mike.
146 Wright, Mike. WHAT THEY DIDN'T TEACH YOU ABOUT THE 60s.
Presidio, Novato, CA, 2001. 
360 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0891417249 "It was the age of Aquarius. It was the Vietnam era. The Greensboro Four sat in and Martin and a few hundred thousand others marched on Washington. In Birmingham Bull Connor t urned out the dogs and turned on the fire hoses. Rock 'n' roll was definitely here to stay. The Beatles made their final American public appearance with the decade barely half past. Camelot died in Dallas. The Great Society foundered on t h e s h o a ls of the Tonkin Gulf. Free speech at Berkeley and not so free speech in Chicago. We didn't have Dick Nixon to kick around anymore and then he won the presidency. Grass wasn't just mowed, it was smoked rolled up in sheets of Zig-Zag. L on g h ai r an d hard hats. The Mets lost more games in one season than any team in the history of baseball and won a World Series. Broadway Joe guaranteed a victory by his upstart Jets over Johnny Unitas's seemingly invincible Baltimore Colts (Y es, m y c hil d, on ce upon a time the Colts belonged to Baltimore) - and delivered. And I haven't even mentioned sex - the pill, summer of love, free love. (The author) tackles the decade in which America changed forever, for better or for wors e. The 60s wer e s o re cent that even if you are a part of the post-baby-boom generation and didn't live through them, you feel like you did. Yet, the 60s ended over thirty years ago. Upon close examination, memories of those halcyon days, whic h s eem so pi cture -per fect in our mind's eye, have acquired the patina, and dust, of history. (Wright) breathes life into our nation's history while spotlighting little-known events and 'rest of the story' details, and always with a fine e ye for the hum an ele ment." One page with tiny crease at top edge. Dust jacket has minor edge wear. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE WISCONSIN FRONTIER., Wyman, Mark.
147 Wyman, Mark. THE WISCONSIN FRONTIER.
Indiana University Press, Bloomington, 1998. 
336 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0253334144 B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "From French coureurs de bois coursing through its waterways in the seventeenth century to the lumberjacks who rode logs down those sa me rivers in the late nineteenth century, settlers came to Wisconsin's frontier seeking wealth and opportunity. Indians mixed with these newcomers, sometimes helping and sometimes challenging them, often benefiting from their guns, pots, blan k e t s , and other trade items. Besides its natural riches of furs, farmland, wild game, timber, and lead, Wisconsin lay astride the major water route linking the St. Lawrence and the Gulf of Mexico, and it became a contested site as France, Brit ai n, a nd t h e United States fought to control the Upper Lakes. The British were long reluctant to give up this land that they had lost through war and diplomacy, but eventually the victorious Americans arriving in the early nineteenth century tra nsf orm ed the r egion. As population grew, the Indians realized that incoming groups wanted land as well as furs, and a series of struggles erupted that eventually left Chippewas, Menominees, and the 'New York Indians' with reservations. The Win neba goes an d Po taw atomis obtained smaller holdings; but many of them, as well as members of tribes such as the Foxes and Sacs, were moved beyond the Mississippi under government treaties. The settlers' frontier produced a state with enorm ous e thnic vari ety, but its unruliness worried distant govermental and religious authorities, who soon dispatched officials and missionaries to help guide the new settlements. By 1900 an era was rapidly passing, leaving Wisconsin's peoples with tradi tions of opt imism and self -government, but confronting them also with tangled cutover lands and game scarcities that were a legacy of the settlers' belief in the inexhaustible resources of the frontier." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of s pine. Dust j acket h as som e ver y min or edge wrinkling. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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