Oh, America!

by | Feb 21, 2018

Adriel's Used and Out of Print Bookstore

Have you heard? Adriel's family is traveling to Tanzania, Africa to spend time with family. To help aid their finances for this expensive trip, a friend donated hundreds of books for Adriel to sell. This friend has been buying used, discarded, and out of print books for over two decades instead of owning a television. His curiosity is as insatiable as Adriel's, so he reads primarily non-fiction with a good sprinkling of novels thrown in. All books are in good to very good condition with minimal markings. Most hardcovers also have their dust jackets still. Over the course of 2018, Adriel will be posting the books, one box at a time, for sale. You can find this week's selection and the stores they're available on below. If Adriel reads a book from the vast selection, she'll review it and post the review along with the week's books for sale.

This week has some of America’s History! I hope you enjoy one of these!

000 General Works —
100 Philosophy and Psychology —
200 Religion and Mythology —
300 Social Sciences:

The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer: The publication of Germaine Greer’s The Female Eunuch in 1970 was a landmark event, raising eyebrows and ire while creating a shock wave of recognition in women around the world with its steadfast assertion that sexual liberation is the key to women’s liberation. Today, Greer’s searing examination of the oppression of women in contemporary society is both an important historical record of where we’ve been and a shockingly relevant treatise on what still remains to be achieved.
In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences by Truman Capote SOLD
 

400 Language —
500 Natural Science —
600 Technology —
700 Arts —
800 Literature —
900 Geography and History:

A Guide to Museum Villages: The American Heritage Brought to Life by Mitchell R. Alegre: Softcover book from 1978, 160 pages. Summarizes descriptions, directions, hours, admission, restaurants and lodging for historical villages of the time, including Colonial Williamsburg, Old Sturbridge village, Mystic Seaport, Knott’s Berry Farm, Canyon de Chelly, Jamestown, Old Bethpage, Fort Laramie, Hancock Shaker Village and Strawhberry Banke.
The Grey Seas Under: The Perilous Rescue Missions of a North Atlantic Salvage Tug by Farley Mowat: The hair-raising rescue missions of a deep-sea salvage tug that saved hundreds of lives during two decades of service in the North Atlantic.
Basin and Range by John McPhee: The first of John McPhee’s works in his series on geology and geologists, Basin and Range is a book of journeys through ancient terrains, always in juxtaposition with travels in the modern world—a history of vanished landscapes, enhanced by the histories of people who bring them to light. The title refers to the physiographic province of the United States that reaches from eastern Utah to eastern California, a silent world of austere beauty, of hundreds of discrete high mountain ranges that are green with junipers and often white with snow. The terrain becomes the setting for a lyrical evocation of the science of geology, with important digressions into the plate-tectonics revolution and the history of the geologic time scale.
First Along the River: A Brief History of the U.S. Environmental Movement by Benjamin Kline, Ph.D.: First Along the River provides students with a balanced, historical perspective on the history of the environmental movement in relation to major social and political events in U.S. history, from the pre-colonial era to the present. The book highlights important people and events, places critical concepts in context, and shows the impact of government, industry, and population on the American landscape. Comprehensive yet brief, First Along the River discusses the religious and philosophical beliefs that shaped Americans’ relationship to the environment, traces the origins and development of government regulations that impact Americans’ use of natural resources, and shows why popular environmental groups were founded and how they changed over time.
Monica’s Story by Andrew Morton: 
Behind the headlines, there was one fascinating woman. This is her story. Monica Lewinsky. You know her name, you know her face, and you think you know her story: the pretty young intern who began an illicit affair with the President of the United States– a liaison that ignited an unprecedented political scandal and found Bill Clinton as the second U.S. president to ever be impeached. But there is much more to the Monica Lewinsky story than just that. Andrew Morton, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, Diana: Her True Story, takes you beyond the headlines and the sound bites to discover the real Monica Lewinsky, a woman as interesting, intelligent, and misunderstood as they come.
Conquest by Law: How the Discovery of America Dispossessed Indigenous Peoples of Their Lands by Lindsey G. Robertson SOLD!
We, the People: The Story of the United States Capitol by Lonnelle Aikman: This is the story of the United States Capitol, its past and its promise written in 1974.
Front Row at the White House: My Life and Times by HelenThomas: “I’m still here, still arriving at the White House in the wee hours of the morning, reading the papers and checking the wire, still waiting for the morning briefing, still sitting down to write the first story of the day and still waiting to ask the tough questions.”  From the woman who has reported on every president from Kennedy to Clinton for United Press International: a unique glimpse into the White House — and a telling record of the ever-changing relationship between the presidency and the press.  From her earliest years, Helen Thomas wanted to be a reporter. Raised in Depression-era Detroit, she worked her way to Washington after college and, unlike other women reporters who gave up their jobs to returning veterans, parlayed her copy-aide job at the Washington Daily News into a twelve-year stint as a radio news writer for UPI, covering such beats as the Department of Justice and other federal agencies. Assigned to the White House press corps in 1961, Thomas was the first woman to close a press conference with “Thank you, Mr. President,” and has covered every administration since Kennedy’s. Along the way, she was among the pioneers who broke down barriers against women in the national media, becoming the first female president of the White House Correspondents Association, the first female officer of the National Press Club and the first woman member, later president, of the Gridiron Club.  In this revealing memoir, which includes hundreds of anecdotes, insights, observations, and personal details, Thomas looks back at a career spent with presidents at home and abroad, on the ground and in the air. She evaluates the enormous changes that Watergate brought, including diminished press access to the Oval Office, and how they have affected every president since Nixon. Providing a unique view of the past four decades of presidential history, Front Row at the White House offers a seasoned study of the relationship between the chief executive officer and the press — a relationship that is sometimes uneasy, sometimes playful, yet always integral to democracy.  “Soon enough there will be another president, another first lady, another press secretary and a whole new administration to discover. I’m looking forward to it — although I’m sure whoever ends up in the Oval Office in a new century may not be so thrilled about the prospect.”
FDR: A Centenary Remembrance by Joseph Alsop: The year 1982 brings both the hundredth birthday of Franklin Delaon Roosevelt and the fiftieth anniversary of his first triumphant campaign for the Presidency. Joseph Alsop, one of the most incisive, eloquest, and celebrated journalists and columnists of our time, is uniquely qualified to write this remembrance. He is related to the Roosevelts, and when the New York Herald Tribune sent hime to Washington in the 1930s, he found himself not only covering the New Deal revolution, but also being frequently invited to the White House as “family.” In mettlesome and evocative prose, the author gives us the living Roosevelt – mother dominated child and man, unhappy Groton schoolboy and Harvard student, husband of Eleanor, disappointed lover of another woman, battler against crippling disease, consummate politician, pragmatist and seeker of ends over ideals, prophet of the New Deal, and wartime leader nonpareil. Whether we are old enough to remember FDR or can only read of him now, Joseph Alsop has the magic to make us return to that dramatic Inaugural Day in 1933 to hear him say, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”
The American Heritage History of the Thirteen Colonies by Louis B. Wright: Illustrations accompany a survey of colonial rule in America from Columbus’ time to the American Revolution.
Energy: Overdevelopment and the Delusion of Endless Growth by Tom Butler and George Wuerthner: ENERGY: Overdevelopment and the Delusion of Endless Growth takes an unflinching look at the environmental devastation created by our thirst for energy—including supposedly “clean” renewable sources. From oil spills, nuclear accidents, and mountaintop-removal coal mining to oversized wind farms and desert-destroying solar power plants, virtually every region of the globe is now experiencing the consequences of out-of-control energy development. Essentially no place is sacred, no landscape safe from the relentless search for energy resources to continue powering a culture based on perpetual growth. Precious wildlands, fragile ecosystems, even our own communities and children’s health are at risk. In a large-format, photo-driven narrative (including 195 color photos), ENERGY features the writings of more than thirty leading thinkers on energy, society, and ecology. Collectively, they lift the veil on the harsh realities of our pursuit of energy at any price, revealing the true costs, benefits, and limitations of all our energy options. Ultimately, the book offers not only a deep critique of the current system that is toxic to nature and people but a hopeful vision for a future energy economy—in which resilience, health, beauty, biodiversity, and durability, not incessant growth, are the organizing principles. 
A Capital Idea: An Illustrated History of the Capital Hotel by Steven B. Weintz: The Capital Hotel is uniquely beautiful, with its cast-iron façade and marble lobby, its high-ceilinged rooms, and its rich history. Since its opening in 1876, it has been the stage for the struggles, schemes, and dreams of generations of politicians, debutantes, prostitutes, carpenters, and businessmen. And a wide variety of owners and visionaries has shaped the hotel’s fortunes, among them the Yankee entrepreneur who started it all; the Italian immigrant family who kept it going in its worst days; the architect who envisioned new lives for old buildings; and the financiers and craftsmen who brought the Capital to its current glory as a luxury hotel. The story of the Capital Hotel is also the story of Little Rock, and of many American cities: built in the commercial boom of the 1870s, in full flower at the turn of the century, battered by the Depression, optimistic in the postwar era, but decrepit by the late 1960s, then renovated in the 1980s and thriving today. This lavishly illustrated volume traces the history of the hotel from its origins as a commercial building to its spectacular renovation into a jewel of downtown Little Rock.
San Francisco: A Sunset Pictorial by Jack Mcdowell: San Francisco has long been one of the world’s most exciting and most captivating cities. Virtually everyone who visits her becomes an admirer. For this city appeals to each person in a different way … with an almost unbelievable variety of moods and attractions, and a wide range of surprising visual contrasts. Here is where Sunset has gathered a true portrait of the city, with their editors and photographers finding the facts and scenes that would depict the charm and enchantment of the city. The beautiful photographs of this coffee table style book give you a different look at the city — from famous landmarks to hidden gems and cultures.
Ziebach County: 1910-2010 (Images of America) by Donovin Sprague: South Dakota’s north-central Ziebach County, established in 1911, is named for Frank M. Ziebach. The majority of the county lies within the boundaries of the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation; small areas also lie within the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. As the railroad penetrated the area, small towns sprang up. Dupree, the largest town in Ziebach County, was selected as the county seat. Founded in 1910, the town of Dupree celebrates its 100-year centennial with the publication of this history. The Ziebach County Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the history of the area’s people, places, and events. A collection of nearly 200 photographs provides a glimpse into the past, along with modern development. Ziebach communities included Armstrong, Bridger, Chase, Cherry Creek, Dupree, Glad Valley, Iron Lightning, Redelm, Red Scaffold, Takini, and Thunder Butte.
The Rest of Us: The Rise of America’s Eastern European Jews by Stephen Birmingham: The New York Times–bestselling history of the Jewish immigrants from Russia and Poland who altered the American landscape from New York to Hollywood. The wave of Eastern European Jewish immigrants who swept into New York in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by way of Ellis Island were not welcomed by the Jews who had arrived decades before. These refugees from czarist Russia and the Polish shtetls who came to America to escape pogroms and persecution were considered barbaric, uneducated, and too steeped in the traditions of the “old country” to be accepted by the more refined and already well-established German-Jewish community. But the new arrivals were tough, passionate, and determined, and in no time they were moving up from the ghetto tenements of New York’s Lower East Side to make their marks and their fortunes across the country in a variety of fields, from media and popular music to fashion, motion pictures, and even organized crime. Among the unforgettable personages author Stephen Birmingham profiles are radio pioneer David Sarnoff, makeup mogul Helena Rubinstein, Hollywood tycoons Samuel Goldwyn and Harry Cohn, Broadway composer Irving Berlin, and mobster Meyer Lansky. From the author of “Our Crowd”, comes this treasure trove of fascinating tales and unforgettable “rags-to-riches” success stories that celebrates the indomitable spirit of a unique community.

 


 

Adriel Wiggins

Adriel Wiggins

Continuity Editor & Virtual Assistant

Hello! I’m Adriel Wiggins, wife, mother of three, fur mom, bibliophile, art geek, and all around student. I’ve been on a quest all of my life to learn as much as I possibly can about everything I possibly can. This has helped me tremendously in what eventually became my life’s purpose: to help other people become the best version of themselves. It is in that line that I became an assistant.

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