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  • Attention: S T Fiction, Occult & Rocketry Enthusiasts by Madole, James H.
    Madole, James H.
    Attention: S T Fiction, Occult & Rocketry Enthusiasts

    New York: (n.p.), (n.d. but late 1940s). A flyer announcing the formation of "a new national party," perhaps even before it was given its name, the National Renaissance Party (NRP). The NRP, founded in 1949, was a small, but influential neo-Nazi group (called the "most important" in the Encyclopedia of Right-wing Extremism). The group's leader, James Madole, was a science fiction fan and occultist with a deep interest in H. P. Lovecraft and Adolph Hitler.

    This call for supporters targeted a specific subgroup of either older or nerdier science fiction aficionados. STF (pronounced "stef") was short for "scientifiction," the term coined by Hugo Gernsback in 1915 to describe the genre later called science fiction. By the late…

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    New York: (n.p.), (n.d. but late 1940s). A flyer announcing the formation of "a new national party," perhaps even before it was given its name, the National Renaissance Party (NRP). The NRP, founded in 1949, was a small, but influential neo-Nazi group (called the "most important" in the Encyclopedia of Right-wing Extremism). The group's leader, James Madole, was a science fiction fan and occultist with a deep interest in H. P. Lovecraft and Adolph Hitler.

    This call for supporters targeted a specific subgroup of either older or nerdier science fiction aficionados. STF (pronounced "stef") was short for "scientifiction," the term coined by Hugo Gernsback in 1915 to describe the genre later called science fiction. By the late 1940s, STF was seldom used, except to refer to strongly science-based works.

    While the NRP would adopt a racist agenda, this flyer emphasizes the formation of "a scientific, advanced society" run by a technocratic Cultural Assembly of 100 men drawn from specialized councils devoted to specific areas of culture and the economy. Madole concludes the leaflet with "this is but a small portion of our new philosophy." The fascist credo would presumably be revealed later.

    Dick Eney, in his Fancyclopedia II (1960) offered a dismissive view of Madole. "Fans were to form the nucleus of this political party ... [It was] the last original stirring of the old save-the-world-by-political-action notion among fans... [Madole] is currently (1959) Führer of the National Renaissance Party, America's only for-real Fascist movement — not counting those like the American Nazi Party, whose 'fascism' is actually racism. The NRP's Bulletin carries the masthead-line "The Only Fascist Publication in America", and Madole still howls regularly up in Yorkville, NY, where there is still an audience for this sort of kookabooism." An extremely scarce and early NRP item. ISBN: 281AIB1028161.

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    A few tears and chips; insect residue in upper right. Printed on the back (verso) of a flyer for Anthony More's fantasy story collection, Puzzle Box, suggesting Madole's lack of resources. [JSP01; JHG2019]

    Book ID: 129003
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  • HHH Si! Si! Si! by United Farm Workers
    United Farm Workers
    HHH Si! Si! Si!

    [Delano, CA?]: [United Farm Workers], [1968]. Original screenprint poster, 20 by 14 inches. The UFW supported Hubert Humphrey in the 1968 presidential election and adopted a slogan based on his triple-H initials: HHH Si! Si! Si!. This poster combines the slogan with the UFW eagle printed in the colors of the Mexican flag: green shading into red on a white background. The pinback buttons from this campaign are common; the poster is not. ISBN: 281AIB0111875.

    Fine. [webonly]

    Book ID: 74054
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  • Freedom Is a Constant Struggle (Old Gospel Refrain): Defend Victims of Racism and Repression [cover title]

    New York Committee to Free (Angela Davis and) All Political Prisoners, [1972]. [8] pages. 8-1/4 by 10-7/8 inches. A call for support for four organizing conferences to be held around the country in December 1972 to convince the hundreds of local Angela Davis defense committees to continue working for other prisoners. In addition to the Davis case, a dozen cases are featured, including Billy Dean Smith and Ruchell Magee. Uncommon. OCLC locates three copies (UC Davis, Ohio State, and the Wisconsin Historical Society). ISBN: 281AIB1017753.

    Near fine.

    Book ID: 79419
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  • The Armies of the Night: History as a Novel, the Novel as History by Mailer, Norman
    Mailer, Norman
    The Armies of the Night: History as a Novel, the Novel as History

    First Edition

    New York: The New American Library, 1968. 288 pages. On the 1967 anti-war march on the Pentagon during which Mailer was arrested for civil disobedience. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction as well as the National Book Award. ISBN: 281AIB1050791.

    First edition (first printing). A fine copy in a fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 267557
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  • Some Honorable Men: Political Conventions 1960 - 1972 by Mailer, Norman
    Mailer, Norman
    Some Honorable Men: Political Conventions 1960 - 1972

    First Edition

    Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1976. 499 pages. Collects four previously published narratives on political conventions together with a new preface. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Illustrated with black-and-white photo reproductions. ISBN: 9780316544153.

    First edition (first printing). Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Light edge wear. Signed by the author on the title page.

    Book ID: 267595
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  • Shaheen, Yussouf
    World Confederation of the Peoples: Plans, Prospects & Manifesto

    First Edition

    Karachi, Pakistan: Nazir Printers, 1984. 268 pages. Translated from the Urdu by Ali Iqbal. A rather idiosyncratic book calling for the abolition of armies around the world. The author is a former member of the Pakistani senate. Uncommon, with OCLC recording 7 copies, none in the US. ISBN: 281AIB1043075.

    First edition (first printing). A very good copy in a very good dust jacket. Inscribed by the author to the Texas poet Naomi Shahib Nye.

    Book ID: 217156
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  • Truth and Myth about America [Cover title] by Farrell, James T.
    Farrell, James T.
    Truth and Myth about America [Cover title]

    First Edition

    New York: Rand School Press, 1949. 14 pages. "A statement against dictatorship of or over the proletariat, and offering a democratic change for social progress.". ISBN: B001N8KOUO.

    First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in stapled wrappers (paperback). Light toning to the edges.

    Book ID: 267177
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  • Two Ounces of Lead (Episode 960 of The Eternal Light) by Siegel, Marc
    Siegel, Marc
    Two Ounces of Lead (Episode 960 of The Eternal Light)

    New York: Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1968. 27 pages; mimeographed. The script for an episode the NBC Radio program, The Eternal Light, sponsored by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. This episode is a dramatization based on the life of August Bondi, a Jewish supporter of John Brown during the Bleeding Kansas period prior to the Civil War. The title refers to a bullet doctors were unable to remove from his body.

    The play ends with an editorial connecting Bondi and Brown to the contempoary Civil Rights movement. ISBN: 281AIB1043644.

    Old staples removed from one corner, with some short tears to the paper sheets.

    Book ID: 220747
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  • typed letter signed by Owen, Ruth Bryan
    Owen, Ruth Bryan
    typed letter signed

    Pocatello, Idaho: 1928. Single sheet, 11 x 7.25 inches. Ruth Bryan Owen (1885-1954) served two terms in the US House of Representatives from Florida (1926-1933) and was the first female appointed as US ambassador (to Denamrk and Iceland, 1933-1934, appointed by FDR). She is the daughter of William Jennings Bryan and Mary E. Baird. ISBN: 281AIB1050471.

    Typed letter signed: " Pocatello, Idaho, November 22, 1928. My dear Mrs. Cogswell, I regret so much that this lecture tour which compels me to be in California on December 15th will prevent my acceptance of the much appreciated invitation of the Woman's Bar Association of the District of Columbia. I hope that I may have an opportunity in the future to let the Association know how much I appreiate their thought of me. Very sincerely yours, Ruth Bryan Owen." Paper is tanned and there are small closed tears on bottom edge.

    Book ID: 267049
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  • Touring Utopia: The Realm of Constructive Humanism by Russell, Frances Theresa
    Russell, Frances Theresa
    Touring Utopia: The Realm of Constructive Humanism

    First Edition

    New York: Lincoln Mac Veagh / The Dial Press, 1932. 317 pages. "...(B)eing a thorough and detailed account of Utopian literature from Plato to Aldous Huxley. The bibliography of Utopian books is especially valuable." - from the flyleaf. ISBN: B009LSLDNU.

    First edition (first printing). A very good copy in red cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Top of spine is faded. Some foxing to title page. "Editorial copy" with request for review laid-in. Dust jacket with edge and corner wear, chips missing from spine top and bottom edge. Spine darkened.

    Book ID: 267219
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  • Disloyal: A Memoir: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump by Cohen, Michael
    Cohen, Michael
    Disloyal: A Memoir: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump

    Skyhorse, 2020. ISBN: 9781510764699.

    A new copy.

    Book ID: 266530
    Keywords: Hardcover, New, Politics
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  • Corera, Gordon
    Russians Among Us: Sleeper Cells, Ghost Stories, and the Hunt for Putin's Spies

    William Morrow, 2020. ISBN: 9780062889416.

    NEW

    Book ID: 260409
    Keywords: Hardcover, New, Politics
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  • Wolff, Michael
    Siege: Trump Under Fire

    Henry Holt and Co, 2019. ISBN: 9781250253828.

    NEW

    Book ID: 238563
    Keywords: Hardcover, New, Politics
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  • Schmidt, Michael S.
    Donald Trump v. The United States: Inside the Struggle to Stop a President

    Random House, 2020. ISBN: 9781984854667.

    A new copy.

    Book ID: 266820
    Keywords: Hardcover, New, Politics
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  • Kennedy, John F.; edited by Allan Nevins
    The Strategy of Peace

    First Edition

    New York: Harper & Brothers, 1960. 233 pages. ISBN: B0041137FE.

    First edition stated (first printing with B-K on the copyright page). Some spotting to the page block and light toning to endpapers. A very good copy in a dust jacket with spotting to the verso and wear to the spine ends.

    Book ID: 262125
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  • Trump Ph.D., Mary L.
    Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man

    Simon & Schuster, 2020. ISBN: 9781982141462.

    A new copy. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 265163
    Keywords: Hardcover, New, Politics
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  • Levin, Mark R.
    Unfreedom of the Press

    Threshold Editions, 2019. ISBN: 9781476773094.

    NEW

    Book ID: 245294
    Keywords: Hardcover, New, Politics
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  • Zakaria, Fareed
    Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World

    W. W. Norton & Company, 2020. ISBN: 9780393542134.

    A new copy.

    Book ID: 267498
    Keywords: Hardcover, New, Politics
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  • Turf Wars: How Congressional Committees Claim Jurisdiction by King, David C.
    King, David C.
    Turf Wars: How Congressional Committees Claim Jurisdiction

    First Edition

    University of Chicago Press, 1997. 207 pages. ISBN: 9780226436241.

    First edition (first printing). A fine copy in wrappers (paperback). Inscribed by the author, "Professor Gould, Thank you for helping my ideas evolve. David King, March '99." From the Harvard office library of the paleontologist and leading advocate for evolution, Stephen Jay Gould, with a posthumous tipped in bookplate indicating the provenance.

    Intellectually, Gould understood the true nature of these bookplates, but the book collector in him appreciated them. In his essay "A Seahorse for All Races" Gould writes about one of his prized possessions, a book from Charles Dickens' library: "Dickens made no annotations, but a bookplate on the cover, presumably inserted as a come-on for a sale after Dickens' death in 1870, does prove that [he] kept and shelved the book."

    We offer our Gould bookplates, printed letterpress in two colors, in the same spirit.

    Book ID: 217307
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  • typed letter signed by Harrison, Pat
    Harrison, Pat
    typed letter signed

    Washington, D.C: One sheet, 10.5 x 8 inches, typed on one side. Harrison (1881-1941), from Mississippi, was a member of the House of Representatives, 1911-1919, and the Senate, 1919-1941. ISBN: 281AIB1050473.

    Typed letter signed on United States Senate, Committee on Finance letterhead. Harrison was chairman of the committee. "Mrs. Thomas St. V. Ward, Way, Mississippi. Dear Mrs. Ward: Your letter of recent date with reference to the lease-lend bill came duly to hand, and I appreciate your writing me. We are dealing with extreme delicate situations here and are doing our best. While we are not at war, and God forbid us getting into war, certain steps must be taken to protect ourselves, and to this end we are bending our efforts. Thank you for your letter and with best wishes, I am, Sincerely yours, Pat Harrison."

    Book ID: 267052
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