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Toward Security Through Disarmament: A report prepared for the American Friends Service Committee
Philadelphia: American Friends Service Committee, 1952. First Edition. Octavo (22.75cm.); original yellow pictorial staplebound wrappers; 48pp. Wrapper extremities a bit foxed and toned, else Very Good.
[Item #28166]
Price: $20.00
 
Toward Security Through Disarmament: A report prepared for the American Friends Service Committee
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Return to Human Decency [drop title]
[Cambridge, MA? American Friends Service, New England Region, ca. 1957]. First Edition. Octavo (22.75cm.); photographically illustrated bifolium printed on cream stock. Fine. Compilation of quotes by various newssources and scientists against nuclear bomb testing, all dated 1957. Unlocated in OCLC as of September, 2015.
[Item #27436]
Price: $30.00
 
Return to Human Decency [drop title]
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Communism: Diagnosis - Treatment
Los Angeles: World Vision, N.d. [ca 1960]. Schwarz -- "Physician, Surgeon, World Traveler of Sydney, Australia" -- suggests a medical approach to fighting communism. Illustrated throughout with photographs (halftones) of North Korean atrocities. Staple-bound pamphlet; pictorial wrappers; 56pp; illus. Ownership signature at top of title page, else fine.
[Item #16497]
Price: $15.00
 
Communism: Diagnosis - Treatment
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The Communist Interpretation of Peace
Long Beach: The Christian Anti-Communist Crusade, N.d. [ca 1953]. Transcript of a speech by Fred Schwarz -- "Physician, Surgeon, World Traveler" -- in the Congressional Dining Hall, February, 1953. With a foreword by Alabama Congressman Fred W. Boykin. Includes a frontispiece portrait of the author. Staple-bound pamphlet; 28pp; frontispiece portrait...
[Item #16495]
Price: $12.00
 
The Communist Interpretation of Peace
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Blood Is The Harvest
N.p. [Great Neck, NY?]: Esoteric Press, 1979. Reprint. Limited edition reprint (500 copies) of this exceedingly uncommon anti-Communist comic book, originally issued in 1947 by the Catechetical Guild, a conservative Catholic publisher in St. Paul, Minnesota. Artist and author unattributed. Neither the original nor this reprint are located via OCLC...
[Item #14585]
Price: $85.00
 
Blood Is The Harvest
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The Schlesinger Fraud: A Critique of the "Third Force" in America
New York: Masses & Mainstream, 1949. Staple-bound pamphlet; 15pp. Cover lightly sunned, else near fine.
[Item #9026]
Price: $12.00
 
The Schlesinger Fraud: A Critique of the "Third Force" in America
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Soviet Russia and the Jews
New York: American Jewish League Against Communism, 1949. First Edition. Octavo (21.5cm.); original white staplebound wrapeprs printed in dark blue; 51pp. Wrapper extremities toned, else Near Fine.
[Item #27181]
Price: $25.00
 
Soviet Russia and the Jews
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Giles Goat-Boy; or, The Revised New Syllabus [Signed Bookplate Laid In]
New York: Doubleday & Company, 1966. First Edition. Large octavo (23.75cm.); original cloth in tan decorative price-clipped dust jacket; xxxi,[3],710pp. Near Fine. Bookplate signed by the author laid in. Allegorical metafictional novel of the Cold War.
[Item #21744]
Price: $75.00
 
Giles Goat-Boy; or, The Revised New Syllabus [Signed Bookplate Laid In]
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Thirty Years of Treason: Excerpts from Hearings before tehe House Committee on Un-American Activities, 1938-1968
New York: Viking Press, 1972. Second Printing. Octavo. Cloth-backed boards; dustjacket; 991pp. Especially fresh and fine; an apparently unread copy, free of aging or wear.
[Item #28009]
Price: $25.00
 
Thirty Years of Treason: Excerpts from Hearings before tehe House Committee on Un-American Activities, 1938-1968
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The Dilemma of the Scientist
[Bridgeport, CT]: Society for Social Responsibility in Science, [1956]. Reprint. 12mo (18.25cm.); original pink staplebound die-cut wrappers; [2],14pp. Fine. Society pamphlet no. 2. Short piece first published by the National Peace Council, 1955. OCLC locates 2 copies of this edition as of December, 2015, at Western Michigan and Swarthmore.
[Item #28349]
Price: $35.00
 
The Dilemma of the Scientist
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Marx and America: a Study of the Doctrine of Impoverishment
New York: Duell, Sloan, & Pierce, 1958. First Edition. Octavo (19cm). Black cloth boards; dustjacket; 146pp. Binding flaw to leaf 59/60, resulting in raggedness at margin, else a tight, Near Fine copy in a lightly rubbed, unclipped jacket, Very Good. By the one-time General Secretary of the CPUSA, expelled from...
[Item #27360]
Price: $25.00
 
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Seventh Report of the Senate Fact-Finding Committee On Un-American Activities, 1953 [bound with] Eighth Report of the Senate Fact-Finding Committee On Un-American Activities, 1955
Sacramento: California State Printing Office, 1951. First Edition. Seventh and Eighth reports of the California Un-American Activities Committee, covering the years 1952-1955. Includes lengthy investigation of the "Gadar" [i.e., "Ghadar"] Party, a far-left organization of Punjabi exiles. Octavo. Later black buckram; original wrappers bound in; 296+622pp. Copy of high-ranking FBI...
[Item #25702]
Price: $50.00
 
Seventh Report of the Senate Fact-Finding Committee On Un-American Activities, 1953 [bound with] Eighth Report of the Senate Fact-Finding Committee On Un-American Activities, 1955
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Publisher on Trial: The Case of Alexander Trachtenberg. A Symposium [cover title]
[New York: Committee to Defend Alexander Trachtenberg, 1952]. First Edition. Small octavo (18.5cm.); staplebound self-wrappers; 47pp.; illus. Dust-soiled and with some minor wear from handling, else Very Good. Compilation of essays in support of the communist Trachtenberg, founder of International Publishers, who was convicted for violation of the Smith Act...
[Item #27459]
Price: $25.00
 
Publisher on Trial: The Case of Alexander Trachtenberg. A Symposium [cover title]
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Is This Tomorrow?
St. Paul: Catechetical Guild Publications, 1947. First Edition. One of the most famous of the early Cold War-era anti-communist propaganda comics, intended to imbue young readers with a fervent sense of patriotism and to alert them to the evil, underground presence among them of individuals "working day and night -...
[Item #28773]
Price: $200.00
 
Is This Tomorrow?
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China Handbook 1950
New York: Rockport Press, 1950. First Edition. Octavo. Blue cloth boards; dustjacket; 799pp. Small sticker affixed to front endpaper, else a tight, clean VG copy in the original dustwrapper, slightly worn and soiled; VG. Text unmarked. Useful biographical, political and geographical handbook to early revolutionary China.
[Item #28309]
Price: $40.00
 
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Deadly Farce: Harvey Matusow and the Informer System in the McCarthy Era
Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2004. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 227pp; illus. Fine and unmarked in unworn jacket; near-new.
[Item #16013]
Price: $25.00
 
Deadly Farce: Harvey Matusow and the Informer System in the McCarthy Era
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Brain-Washing. A Synthesis of the Russian Text Book on Psychopolitics. Including an Address by Beria, Formerly Head of the Russian Secret Police
Burbank: American Public Relations Forum, [ca 1959]. First edition. Early reprint of the infamous "Brain Washing Manual," originally published in 1955 and generally attributed to Lafayette Ronald "L. Ron" Hubbard, founder of Dianetics and Scientology. Purporting to be expose of Soviet mass mind-control techniques, the manual in fact provides a....
[Item #12063]
Price: $75.00
 
Brain-Washing. A Synthesis of the Russian Text Book on Psychopolitics. Including an Address by Beria, Formerly Head of the Russian Secret Police
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The Big Brainwash
Toronto: Northern Book House, 1958. First Edition. A remarkable Cold War document, written by the career Soviet apologist (editor of the pro-Soviet journal "Northern Notes") Dyson Carter. Carter contrasts - at considerable length - the realities of the post-Sputnik USSR against the mythically primitive culture caricatured in the mainstream American...
[Item #15011]
Price: $20.00
 
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Is There A Pink Fringe in the Methodist Church? If so, what shall we do about it?
Houston: The Committee for the Preservation of Methodism, 1951. First Edition. An exposé of "communist activity" within the Methodist church, particularly intended to expose the members of the Methodist Federation for Social Action, about 150 of whose members are here named and their affiliations identified. Borrowing a favorite tactic of...
[Item #14844]
Price: $45.00
 
Is There A Pink Fringe in the Methodist Church? If so, what shall we do about it?
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A Message From Alameda County...
Oakland: Joe Studevant, [1948]. First Edition. The authors claim that the results of the 1948 elections prove that "...the vanguard party (the Communist Party) has lost its base in the working class and is not recognized by the working class as a spokesman for its interests," and call for a....
[Item #16421]
Price: $75.00
 
A Message From Alameda County...
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The Communist Fifth Column: What's The Truth About It -- And What Isn't?
Chicago: Chicago Journal of Commerce, 1946. First Edition. Reprints a series of postwar essays by Avery, a professional red-baiter. SEIDMAN A273: "...[exposes] Communist influence in labor and liberal organizations. Affected unions, Party fronts, and individuals are listed, and a program to combat infiltration is presented." 12mo. Staple-bound pamphlet; pictorial wrappers;...
[Item #15898]
Price: $25.00
 
The Communist Fifth Column: What's The Truth About It -- And What Isn't?
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Heresy, Yes - Conspiracy, No!
New York: American Committee for Cultural Freedom, [1952]. First Edition. Two essays originally published in the New York Times Magazine in 1950 and 1951. With introduction stating the origin and aims of Hook's American Committee for Cultural Freedom, now known to be a CIA front organization. This pamphlet was reprinted...
[Item #15903]
Price: $35.00
 
Heresy, Yes - Conspiracy, No!
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Intervention of International Communism in Guatemala. Department of State Publication 5556, Inter-American Series 48
Washington, D.C. Government Printing Office, 1954. First Edition. "...contents of Part One of this volume have been previously published...Part Two represents a case history of a bold attempt on the part of international communism to get a foothold in the Western Hemispherre by gaining control of the political institutions of...
[Item #16690]
Price: $25.00
 
Intervention of International Communism in Guatemala. Department of State Publication 5556, Inter-American Series 48
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Broadside: "For the Freedom of the 14!"
San Francisco: Northern California Emergency Defense Committee, [n.d. but ca.mid-1950's]. Broadside issued by the Northern California Emergency Defense Committee pleading the case of the 14 California Smith Act defendants (Carlson, Connelly, Dobbs, Fox, Healey, Kusnitz, Lambert, Lima, Richmond, Schneiderman, Spector, Stack, Steinberg, and Yates), all second-tier members of the Communist...
[Item #24766]
Price: $75.00
 
Broadside: "For the Freedom of the 14!"
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The Unfinished Story of Alger Hiss
New York: Morrow, 1958. First Edition. Small octavo (19cm); cloth-backed boards, dustjacket, 184pp. Clean and unmarked in lightly rubbed jacket; Very Good or better. Expansion of an article originally published in The Nation. New York journalist defends Hiss and criticizes the legal process and atmosphere of red-baiting which led to...
[Item #27366]
Price: $20.00
 
The Unfinished Story of Alger Hiss


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