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Wragg, David
291pp.
Budding Books, 2000, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: Fine. . . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 1840151137
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Inventory #22418
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.55 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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Walter Thompson, J.
Reprint of the introductory pages of the 1899 JWT Red Book. J. Walter Thompson entered the advertising agency business in 1868 and bought the agency he worked for and named it after himself in 1878. The Thompson Red Book was one of his innovations, the purpose of which was primarily to give the advertiser a great deal of detailed information about the advertising costs of the publications then available. 32pp.
J. Walter Thompson Co., 0, Paperback, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. Reprint. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
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Inventory #21581
Price: £ 5.00 GBP ($ 6.52 approx. - € 5.53 approx.)
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Jayne, Allen
In this compelling study of the moral principles that most influenced the thinking of Abraham Lincoln, historian Allen Jayne argues persuasively that Lincoln regarded the Declaration of Independence, above all other documents, as the most important embodiment of American principles. This "American manifesto", as Jayne calls it, with its eloquent expression of the ideals of individual liberty and government created to protect and preserve that liberty, was the script that Lincoln followed in his struggle to preserve the Union and extend individual liberties to African Americans. Moreover, Jayne demonstrates that Lincoln's philosophy was rooted, not in a Bible-based evangelical Christian perspective, but in the European Enlightenment and deism, which so profoundly influenced the thinking of Thomas Jefferson and other Founding Fathers. Jayne begins with a chapter devoted to the influence of deism on Jefferson's formulation of the Declaration of Independence. Next, he discusses Lincoln's adoption of the deistic perspective and the crucial role that the Declaration played in his thoughts and actions. He also considers Lincoln's moral sense, based on deism's tolerance of different belief systems and universal moral idealism. Finally, he describes Lincoln's role as chief advocate for the Declaration's principles and how the Gettysburg Address and his Second Inaugural Address reflect this underlying philosophy. This insightful look into the thinking of one of our nation's greatest presidents during a time of crisis is highly relevant in today's climate of religious extremism and debates over the balance between individual liberty and national security. 392pp.
Prometheus Books, 2007, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9781591025023
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Inventory #19139
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 13.03 approx. - € 11.05 approx.)
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Brunner, Constantin
Includes letter by Editor Walter Bernard. N.B. Edges and corners of boards and D/J a little rubbed. Slight fading to D/J spine. 585pp.
George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1968, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Heavy Item Postage Quote. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
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Inventory #28554
Price: £ 30.00 GBP ($ 39.09 approx. - € 33.15 approx.)
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Cotterell, Arthur
The chariot changed the face of ancient warfare. First in Mesopotamia, then in Asia Minor and Egypt, charioteers came to dominate the battlefield. In c. 1286 BC at Kadesh in the Eastern Mediterranean - where the troops of Ramesses II overwhelmed the Hittites - 5,000 chariots were deployed. Its use is recounted in Indian epics and Chinese histories. Homer's Iliad tells of the attack on Troy by Greek charioteers. When Alexander the Great descended into the North Indian plain in early 326BC, he found chariots as well as elephants in the armies ranged against him. After its disappearance from the battlefield, chariot racing attracted hundreds of thousands of spectators. The Emperor Nero drove his own ten-horse chariot in the Olympic Games (he fell out but still won the prize). In Constantinople in AD 352 a three-day riot, ignited by a chariot race, left over 30,000 people dead after the Emperor Justinian had to send in troops to restore order. This unique book traces the rise and fall of the chariot right across the Old World, from Ireland, through Rome, Greece, Mesopotamia, Egypt, India and China. Illustrated throughout and exploring the chariot's legacy.344pp.
Pimlico, 2004, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0712669426
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Inventory #18967
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.77 approx. - € 8.29 approx.)
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