Machines, Bosses & Political Corruption

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Instructions Re. Unregistered Negro Applicants to Vote in Democratic Primary
N.p. [Greenwood, MS: ca 1963?]. Circular, presumably issued by the LeFlore County, Mississippi Democratic Committee to polling station volunteers during the voter registration drives of the early nineteen-sixties. Undated, but very likely from the turbulent election year of 1963, when LeFlore County was the epicenter of SNCC's voter-registration drive in...
[Item #19881]
Price: $850.00
 
Instructions Re. Unregistered Negro Applicants to Vote in Democratic Primary
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Speeding up the Workers
New York: International Pamphlets, 1932. Second Edition. Staple-bound pamphlet; 31pp; lightly splitting along bottom of front hinge; age-toned; else in good or better condition.
[Item #15830]
Price: $20.00
 
Speeding up the Workers
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The FBI Pyramid from the Inside
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1979. First Edition. Felt revealed in 2005 that he was in fact the long-sought informant, known as "Deep Throat," who blew the whistle on the 1972 Watergate break-ins, leading to the demise of the Nixon White House. This book, published long before Felt's admission, is...
[Item #11751]
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The FBI Pyramid from the Inside
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Broadside: No Man Can Serve Two Masters! All Americans: Protestants, Jews, Catholics Unite!
Brooklyn: International Catholic Truth Society, [1938]. Right-wing broadside attacking Simon Gerson, who had recently been appointed Assistant to Manhattan Borough President Stanley Isaacs. Gerson (1909-2004) was the first openly Communist politician to hold an appointed office in New York; despite vicious attacks such as this from various right-wing groups he...
[Item #19859]
Price: $150.00
 
Broadside: No Man Can Serve Two Masters! All Americans: Protestants, Jews, Catholics Unite!
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Huey Pierce Long, The Martyr of the Age
New Orleans: Louisiana State Museum, 1937. First Edition. A lavishly illustrated and somewhat bizarre memorial volume to Huey Long, who had been assassinated in 1935. With dozens of photographic portraits (halftones), including a section of captioned "stills" capturing Long in mid-delivery of some of his most memorable lines. Apparently produced...
[Item #16266]
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Huey Pierce Long, The Martyr of the Age
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The Worker Speaks his Mind on Company and Union
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1954. Second Printing. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 344pp; includes bibliography; 14 inserted leaves of black and white plates. Signed by the author on half-title page. Moderate wear and chips to jacket edges; else clean, textually unmarked copy in good dustjacket.
[Item #15520]
Price: $25.00
 
The Worker Speaks his Mind on Company and Union
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Kicked in and Kicked Out of the President's Little Cabinet
Washington DC: Andrew Jackson Press, 1936. First Edition. Anti-New Deal screed by FDR's former Assistant Secretary of Commerce. Octavo. Maroon cloth; dustjacket; 371pp. Straight, tight copy, lightly soiled, in soiled and edgeworn dustwrapper with a few chips, about Very Good.
[Item #18882]
Price: $25.00
 
Kicked in and Kicked Out of the President's Little Cabinet
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My Own Story. An account of the conditions in Kentucky leading to the assassination of William Goebel, who was declared governor of the State, and my indictment and conviction on the charge of complicity in his murder [...] illustrated from Photographs
Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1905. First Edition. Detailed account of political conditions and criminal details relating to the assassination, in 1900, of newly-elected Kentucky Governor William Goebel. The author, the sitting Attorney-General, was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death for complicity in the crime. Powers goes to great lengths to provide evidence...
[Item #19558]
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An Account of the George-Hewitt Campaign in the New York Municipal Election of 1886
New York: John W. Lovell Company, (1886). Sympathetic (to George) account of Henry George's 1886 New York mayoral campaign, which he ran on the United Labor Party ticket. Despite almost certainly out-polling his Democratic opponent Abram Stevens Hewitt, George was denied victory through the machinations of Tammany Hall. A Henry...
[Item #14956]
Price: $275.00
 
An Account of the George-Hewitt Campaign in the New York Municipal Election of 1886
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The Autocrats. A Novel
New York: Doubleday, Page & Co. 1902. A novel of midwestern machine politics. Lush was a Chicago newspaperman, author of the highly-regarded labor novel The Federal Judge (1897). SMITH L-557. HANNA 2250. Presumably an early printing, but not the first (year on title page 1902; copyright 1901). Octavo; red pictorial...
[Item #16758]
Price: $25.00
 
The Autocrats. A Novel
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Some For The Glory
Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1937. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 569pp. Fine, unworn copy in bright jacket with a few scratches to front panel and a small area of erosion at crown of spine, still Near Fine. A closely-observed study of machine politics, tracking the rise of a midwestern (Chicago) politician...
[Item #11799]
Price: $200.00
 
Some For The Glory
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The Collapse of the Seabury Investigation
New York: Rand School Press, 1932. First Edition. Thinly veiled campaign propaganda in support of Morris Hillquit's unsuccessful 1932 New York mayoral bid, disguised as an "expose" of the facts behind the notorious Seabury investigation--which was largely old news by 1932. The Seabury investigation of 1930 exposed widespread corruption within...
[Item #7406]
Price: $30.00
 
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The Navy League Unmasked: Speech of Hon. Clyde H. Tavenner of Illinois in the House Of Representatives, December 15, 1915
Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1916. One of the most ardent opponents of America's entry into the First World War, Tavenner gained wide notice through this speech and another, delivered earlier in the same year, titled "The World Wide War Trust." Henry Ford contributed over half a million dollars for...
[Item #1523]
Price: $18.75
 
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All The King's Men
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1946. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (21cm); burgundy textured cloth stamped in gilt on the spine; dustjacket; 464pp. Some minor flaking to the titling on the spine and a triffle rubbed along the lower board edges; a clean, unfaded Near Fine copy. The Second...
[Item #16987]
Price: $4,500.00
 
All The King's Men