Scribner's, 2008. First Edition. Hardcover. Missing dust jacket. Inscribed by the author on flyleaf: "For the students and library of the Lincoln Park High School. Tariq Ali, Chicago, 2008/November"
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University of Chicago Press, 1978. Hardcover. Some scuffs and tears to dust jacket corners. Previous owner's name on flyleaf. This is sociologist Anderson's out-of-print ethnographic study of the "men on the corner" in Chicago's low-income black neighborhoods.
Littman, 1999. Paperback. This is the National Jewish Book Award-winning twelfth volume in Bartal and Polonsky's extensive series on the history of Jews in Poland. Light sticker residue on back cover. Appears unread.
Cambridge University Press, 1994. Paperback. This is a second edition of Duncan's somewhat rare, scholarly art history text.
Cambridge University Press, 2004. Paperback. This is a socological study of grassroots feminist activism among Africa-American women in Chicago public housing. Fine condition, appears unread.
Kunst-Werke Berlin, 2006. First Edition. Paperback. This is the exhibition catalogue for the 2005-06 collaborative art installation in Berlin about the Balkans and Turkey reintegrating into Europe following the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Knopf, 2014. First Edition. Hardcover. Stated first edition signed on publisher's book plate by former Secretary of Defense Gates. In fine, unread condition.
Transaction Books, 1990. Paperback.
Seabury Press, 1977. First Edition. Hardcover. This is a first edition of Chicago social scientist Greeley's out-of-print study of neighborhoods, both in the abstract and practical sense. In protective overwrap.
Clearinghouse Publication, 1979. Pamphlet. This is an original government-issued pamphlet from 1979 and not one of the many reprints available. This is a handbook for reporting discrimination and holding the government accountable for civil rights violations. While most of the addresses and specific advices for reporting are presumably no longer...
William B. Eerdman's Publishing Company, 1984. First Edition. Hardcover. This is a first edition of Holli and Green's contemporary study of the historic 1983 Chicago mayoral election that put the great Harold Washington, Chicago's first African-American mayor, in office. Signed by Holli on flyleaf.
Henry Altemus Co., 1906. Hardcover. Cover is chipped and rubbed. Some small stains on first few pages. A collection of humorous political aphorisms from the turn of the century, such as "Take care of the pennies, and, by and by, you can put the dollars into some institution and let...
Crown, 2005. Hardcover. This is an inscribed first edition of Kozol's study of the re-segregating of schools in America.
Zone Books, 2013. Cloth. This is Kurgan's collection of photography, data, and analysis of the role mapping technology has played in global politics over the last few decades. An "intersection of art, architecture, activism, and geography," this is a unique look at a facet of modern life we often overlook.
Loyola University Press, 1977. First Edition. Paperback. This is a first edition of Chicago sociologist Marciniak's thorough study of the East Humboldt Park neighborhood. With maps and images. Out of print. Numbered sticker on front cover.
Longmans, Green and Co., 1873. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. This is a first printing (no errata leaf) of Mill's autobiography bound in green buckram with gilt lettering on spine. Corners are bumped, and buckram is loose at top of spine. Hinges are weak but binding is holding well. Owner's...
Oceana Publications, 1962. Pamphlet. This is a vintage 64 page pamphlet for young people about the virtue of organized labor. This was intended for use in schools or libraries and comes with discussion questions on topics like social justice. At the time of this listing, we were able to find...
SES Development Corporation, 1981. First Edition. Paperback. This is a first edition of civil rights activist Perkin's manifesto on the evils of black churches in regards to black liberation. Splatter of stains on top right of back cover, above author photo. Stamp on title page.
RCP Publications, 1980. Pamphlet. This is a rare Spanish language pamphlet outlining the new program of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA. Staple-bound. Spine has a lot of rubbing and corners are slightly bent.
Knopf, 2010. First Edition. Hardcover. This is a signed first edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian's speculative study of a world without nuclear bombs. Price clipped. Previous owner's dedication on flyleaf.
Albert & Charles Boni, 1926. Johnson, Herbert. First Edition. Cloth. Missing dust jacket. Cloth is torn at top of spine, and edges are frayed. This is a first edition of the great humorist Will Rogers' political musings.
Collier. Cloth. This is a set of 6 volumes from the larger 14 volume collection of "Executive Editions" from Collier, all printed around the turn of the century. Bound in navy cloth with gilt and white lettering and Roosevelt's initials embossed on covers. All volumes in good or very good...
Harvard University Press, 1951. Cloth. Both hinges cracked. Previous owner's name on flyleaf, and a bit of foxing on edges. This is the first volume of the 8-volume set collecting President Teddy Roosevelt's letters. Includes several fold-out charts concerning genealogy and government departments.
Craig Press, 1969. Pamphlet. Rushdoony's 56-page pamphlet analyzes the statistics and studies surrounding global overpopulation and proposes a simple solution, which is, surprisingly, Jesus.
Harcourt Brace, 1943. First Edition. Hardcover. This is a stated first edition of legendary Chicago man of letters Sandburg's plea for domestic support of the war effort. This volume collects a number of articles, speeches, poems, and essays around the theme of sacrificing at home to support American soldiers in...