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Dock Walloper: The Story of "Big Dick" Butler
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, [1933]. First Edition. Uninhibited autobiography of English-born American iron and steel worker-turned-politician of Irish descent, who "lost his conscience in the cradle and he never regained it...In politics and the dock walloper's rough and ready world, he quickly learned a conscience was no great help...
[Item #25149]
Price: $50.00
 
Dock Walloper: The Story of "Big Dick" Butler
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The Light of the World. Christmas Nineteen Forty-Four
Marengo, IL: Colcord Institute of Professional Sales Training, (1944). First Edition Thus. Christmas keepsake from this popular motivational author of the Thirties and Forties. The author rhapsodizes on the glories of Free Enterprise, using as his objective correlative the Carnegie Steel Corporation and its long history of elevating "common labor"...
[Item #18599]
Price: $45.00
 
The Light of the World. Christmas Nineteen Forty-Four
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Unionizing Steel
New York: Workers Library, 1936. First Edition. SEIDMAN F315: Foster encourages CIO action in the steel industry, promising success and contrasting current conditions to those during the failed CIO effort in 1919. Mostly reprinted from Foster's articles in the Daily Worker. 12mo. Staple-bound pamphlet; pictorial paper wrappers; 46pp. Minor external...
[Item #16271]
Price: $20.00
 
Unionizing Steel
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Hard Hats and Hard Facts
New York: New Outlook Publishers, 1970. First Edition. Octavo (18.5cm.); original pictorial staplebound wrappers; 24pp.; illus. Fine.
[Item #26395]
Price: $15.00
 
Hard Hats and Hard Facts
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Sir and Brother
New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1948. First Edition. Octavo. Blue cloth boards, lettered in dark blue on spine and front cover; dustjacket; 302pp. Slight dusting to upper edge of text block; expected tanning to margins of cheap paper; discreet ownership signature to front endpaper -- still a tight, Near Fine copy in...
[Item #25618]
Price: $45.00
 
Sir and Brother
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Citizens
New York: Viking Press, 1940. First Edition. "A novelized account of the killing of ten steel mill strikers in Chicago on Memorial Day, 1937." HANNA 2145; COAN p.84; BLAKE p.269. First Printing. Octavo (21cm); oatmeal-colored buckram, with titling and rule stamped in red on spine and front panel; red topstain;...
[Item #19402]
Price: $85.00
 
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Citizens
New York: Viking Press, 1940. First Edition. "A novelized account of the killing of ten steel mill strikers in Chicago on Memorial Day, 1937." HANNA 2145; COAN p.84; BLAKE p.269. First Printing. Octavo (21cm); oatmeal-colored buckram, with titling and rule stamped in red on spine and front panel; red topstain;...
[Item #19404]
Price: $45.00
 
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The Challenge of Pittsburgh
New York: Missionary Education Movement of the United States and Canada, 1917. First Edition. Octavo. Pictorial card wrappers; 311pp; 20 inserted leaves of plates (incl. frontispiece). External wear; ownership signature to front wrapper and to half-title; internally complete and sound - a Good copy of the first printing. Social reform...
[Item #20445]
Price: $60.00
 
The Challenge of Pittsburgh
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The American Cossack [together with] A Reply to "The American Cossack" by John C. Groome
[Harrisburg: Pennsylvania State Federation of Labor, N.d. (ca 1914). First Edition. Thorough documentation of abuses against labor by the Pennsylvania State Police Force, which the authors characterize as a modern strikebreaking militia in the tradition of the Russian Cossacks. Includes eight photographs of the Pennsylvania constabulary engaging in strikebreaking activities...
[Item #25244]
Price: $200.00
 
The American Cossack [together with] A Reply to "The American Cossack" by John C. Groome
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Sound The Trumpet
New York: Pegasus Publishing Company, 1937. First Edition. The author's first book, billed as "a romantic novel of steel and sex and war." Set in the real-life steel town of Middletown, Ohio, where the book (according to one long-time resident of this cataloguer's acquaintance) caused a brief furore, as most...
[Item #19914]
Price: $650.00
 
Sound The Trumpet
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The Ambition of Mark Truitt
Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1913. First Edition. Novel chronicling "a small-town boy's rise to wealth and power in the steel industry" (HANNA 2507). Quite scarce in dustjacket. First Printing. Octavo (19cm); maroon cloth, with titling and triple-ruled border stamped in gilt and in blind to spine and front cover; dustjacket;...
[Item #29328]
Price: $450.00
 
The Ambition of Mark Truitt
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The Lessons of the Homestead Troubles. Address Before the Sunset Club. Chicago, November 17th, 1892
Chicago: Knight, Leonard & Co., Printers, 1892. First edition. An anti-labor perspective from a prominent Chicago businessman and frequent contributor to the religious (and strongly anti-Socialist) journal "Bibliotheca Sacra." Six locations noted in OCLC -- curiously, none in Pennsylvania. 16mo (ca. 6" x 5"). Sewn pamphlet; printed wrappers; 26pp. Threads...
[Item #10289]
Price: $175.00
 
The Lessons of the Homestead Troubles. Address Before the Sunset Club. Chicago, November 17th, 1892
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American Labor Struggles
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, [1936]. First Edition. Thick octavo (22cm.); original cloth in decorative dust jacket; xviii,398pp.; 8 leaves of plates, additional text illus. throughout. Jacket extremities a bit rubbed, spine toned with a couple of faint blue pencil lines, tiny loss to spine foot, 1-inch closed tear...
[Item #28799]
Price: $40.00
 
American Labor Struggles