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ABBOT, ABIEL; LATE PASTOR OF THE FIRST CHURCH IN COVENTRY
A Statement of Proceedings in the First Society in Coventry, Connecticut, Which Terminated in the Removal of the Pastor: With an Address to His Late People
Boston: Printed and Published by John Eliot. Jun. 1811. 1811. Boston: Printed and Published by John Eliot. Jun. 1811. 1811. Good. INSCRIBED BY ABIEL ABBOT - Octavo, softcover bound into cream self-wraps with cream cord. 68 pages. The pages are bumped & darkened with their edges chipped. There is a stain to the bottom margin of the title page with lighter stains to the bottom edges of several following pages. There is a piece out of the bottom corner of page 9, not affecting the text. Good.

First edition.

Inscribed at the top of the title page: "James C. Merrill. 1811-- / From the author."

The former Pastor explains the doctrinal differences and the difficult and painful process which led to his dismissal. Good .

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Keywords: AMERICANA; COVENTRY, CONNECTICUT; FIRST CHURCH IN COVENTRY; ABIEL ABBOT, LATE PASTOR; INSCRIBED; A STATEMENT OF PROCEEDINGS IN THE FIRST SOCIETY IN COVENTRY, CONNECTICUT, WHICH TERMINATED IN THE REMOVAL OF THE PASTOR: With an Address to His Late People; N

 ABBOT, CHARLES GREELEY. (1872-1973). AMERICAN ASTROPHYSICIST. SECRETARY OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION FROM 1928 TO 1944., Typed Letter to Future Congressman Seymour Halpern Signed by American Astrophysicist and Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Charles Greeley Abbot.
ABBOT, CHARLES GREELEY. (1872-1973). AMERICAN ASTROPHYSICIST. SECRETARY OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION FROM 1928 TO 1944.
Typed Letter to Future Congressman Seymour Halpern Signed by American Astrophysicist and Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Charles Greeley Abbot.
Washington, DC: January 14, 1931. 1931. - 88 words typed on a sheet of 10-1/2 inch high by 8 inch wide cream-colored Smithsonian Institution letterhead with an engraved vignette of the Institution and a list of its departments at the top. Signed "C G Abbot". There is light creasing to the letter. The bottom left corner is creased with a glue stain. Folded twice for mailing. Good. Abbot writes to the young Seymour Halpern who has evidently asked which are the most interesting exhibits at the Institution: "The exhibit in the National Museum which attracts the most attention is Colonel Lindbergh 'Spirit of St. Louis' but there are hundreds of others which are also of very great interest. For instance..the animals collected for the Institution by Colonel Roosevelt in Africa after his Presidency; the Ward Collection of African weapons and sculptures; the exhibit of the dresses of the wives of the Presidents.." Charles Greeley Abbot [1872-1973] was an American astrophysicist and the fifth secretary of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. As an astrophysicist he researched the solar constant--research that led him to invent the solar cooker, solar boiler, solar still and other patented solar energy inventions. The Queens, New York Republican Congressman Seymour Halpern (1913-1997) started his political career as a campaign aide to New York's powerful mayor Fiorella La Guardia and first served in New York's State Senate for 14 years before seeking a seat in the U.S. Congress. In Albany Halpern sponsored 279 bills that became law, including measures on schools, housing, civil rights, nutrition and mental health. A Liberal, he was something of an anomaly as the lone Republican representative from New York City, and generally garnered support from Labor Unions and endorsement from the Liberal Party. Yet he never even considered switching parties as he considered membership in the Republican Party a family tradition and commitment. While he found ample time for his private pursuits, including painting and collecting autographs, he took his legislative duties very seriously. Of these, he was proudest of his co-sponsorship of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and of the original 1965 Medicare legislation. Good .
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Keywords: AMERICANA; MUSEUMS; SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, WASHINGTON, DC; EXHIBITS; AMERICAN SCIENTIST; TYPED LETTER TO FUTURE CONGRESSMAN SEYMOUR HALPERN SIGNED BY AMERICAN ASTROPHYSICIST AND SECRETARY OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION CHARLES GREELEY ABBOT; TLS; T.L.S

 
ADAMS, JAMES TRUSLOW; EDITOR IN CHIEF
Album of American History. Volume I: Colonial Period. Vollume II: 1783-1853. Volume III: 1853-1893. Volume IV: End of an Era. (4 Volumes)
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1944-1948). (1944-1948). New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1944-1948). (1944-1948). Fine. - Large octavo [11-1/4 inches high by 7-3/4 inches wide], blue buckram titled in gilt within red rectangles with decorations in white on the spines & with devices stamped in gilt on the front covers, in dust wrappers. The volumes are housed in a blue paper covered slipcase with pictorial labels mounted on the front panel & spine & a printed label on the rear panel. There is a white stain to the rear cover of Vol. 1 . The dust jackets are chipped & lightly rubbed & soiled with their spines slightly sunned. The spine of the Vol. 1 dust jacket is chipped with tears repaired with brown tape internally. The tail of the Vol. 2 dust jacket spine is torn with a piece out. The flaps of the Vol. 3 dust jacket are detached & there is a piece out of the head of the Vol. 4 dust jacket spine. The slipcase is rubbed & chipped with small tears to the corners & the labels are lightly soiled & stained. xiii, [1] leaf & 409 pages; xi & 418 pages; xi & 435 pages; and xiii & 385 pages. Profuse black-and-white textual illustrations. The books are very good to near fine, in good dust wrappers & a good slipcase. Fine .
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 ADAMS, CHARLES FRANCIS, III. (1866-1954). AMERICAN POLITICIAN, A MEMBER OF THE PROMINENT ADAMS FAMILY. HE SERVED AS UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF THE NAVY UNDER HERBERT HOOVER (1929-1933)., Card Signed by American Politician Charles Francis Adams, III, U.S. Secretary of the Navy Under Herbert Hoover.
ADAMS, CHARLES FRANCIS, III. (1866-1954). AMERICAN POLITICIAN, A MEMBER OF THE PROMINENT ADAMS FAMILY. HE SERVED AS UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF THE NAVY UNDER HERBERT HOOVER (1929-1933).
Card Signed by American Politician Charles Francis Adams, III, U.S. Secretary of the Navy Under Herbert Hoover.
Circa [1920s]. [1920s]. - A 3-inch high by 5-inch wide lined index card is signed in black ink "C F Adams". The edges of the card are darkened. Good. Charles Francis Adams, III [1866-1954] was a member of the prominent Adams family, the great-grandson of President John Quincy Adams and the great-great grandson of the second U.S. President John Adams. After graduating from Harvard Law School and being admitted to the Bar in 1893, Adams held the office of Mayor of Quincy, Massachusetts from 1896-1897. In 1917 he was elected as a member of the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention. From 1929 until his retirement in 1933 Adams served as U.S. Secretary of the Navy under President Herbert Hoover. While in office he vigorously promoted public understanding of the Navy's indispensable role in international affairs and worked strenuously to maintain naval strength and efficiency during a period of severe economic depression. Adams was a well-known yachtsman and was posthumously inducted into the America's Cup Hall of Fame in 1993. Good .
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Keywords: AMERICANA; POLITICIAN; MAYOR OF BOSTON; YACHTSMAN; CARD SIGNED BY AMERICAN POLITICIAN CHARLES FRANCIS ADAMS, III, U.S. SECRETARY OF THE NAVY UNDER HERBERT HOOVER; SIGNATURE; AUTOGRAPH; SIGNED CARD.

 
(ADAMS, JOHN). SMITH, PAGE
John Adams. Volume I: 1735-1784. Volume II: 1784-1826. (2 Volumes)
Garden City, NY: Doubleday Company, Inc. 1962. 1962. Garden City, NY: Doubleday Company, Inc. 1962. 1962. Very good. - Octavo, cloth in dust wrappers. The volumes are housed in a blue paper covered slipcase with a pictorial label on the front panel & a printed label on the rear panel. There is some very light spotting to the front cover of Vol. I. There are a few tiny stains to the panels of the Vol. I dust jacket and its spine & the edges of the its rear panel are darkened. The front panel & spine of the Vol. II dust jacket are darkened. The top edge of the slipcase is faded & there are a few small stains to the panels & labels. viii, pages [1]-599 & xx pages [index]; and [v] & pages [600]- 1170. Full-page black-and-white illustrations. Very good.

First edition.

Winner of the Kenneth Roberts Memorial Award. Very good .

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Keywords: AMERICANA; FOUNDING FATHERS; PRESIDENTS; MASSACHUSETTS LAWYER; FARMER; JOHN ADAMS; BIOGRAPHY; PAGE SMITH; ABIGAIL ADAMS; ILLUSTRATIONS; KENNETH ROBERTS MEMORIAL AWARD WINNER; FIRST EDITION; 1ST EDITION.

 
(ADAMS, HENRY). (THOMPSON, JERRY L.). KIRSTEIN, LINCOLN
Memorial to a Marriage: An Album on the Saint-Gaudens Memorial in Rock Creek Cemetery / Commissioned by Henry Adams in Honor of His Wife, Marian Hooper Adams. Essay by Lincoln Kirstein. Photograph Album by Jerry L. Thompson. Additional Photographs by Marian Hooper-Adams
New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, (1989). (1989). New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, (1989). (1989). Very good. - Quarto [12-1/4 inches high by 9 inches wide], cloth in a dust wrapper. There is a light stain to the bottom edge of the front cover. There are a few tiny stains to the front panel of the dust jacket & its top edge is slightly creased. 91 & [4] pages plus colophon. Full-page color illustrations & plates, including a folding plate, and textual illustrations in black & white. There is a small crease to the top corner of the folding plate, else the contents are fine. Very good. Very good .
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Keywords: AMERICANA; HENRY ADAMS; ART; SCULPTURE; MONUMENT; AUGUSTUS ST. GAUDENS; MEMORIAL TO A MARRIAGE; ST.-GAUDENS MEMORIAL; ROCK CREEK PARK CEMETERY; MARIAN HOOPER-ADAMS; PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM; PHOTOGRAPHER; JERRY L. THOMPSON; LINCOLN KIRSTEIN.

 
ADAMS, RAMON F
The Rampaging Herd: A Bibliography of Books and Pamphlets on Men and Events in the Cattle Industry
Cleveland, OH: John T. Zubal, Inc. (1982). (1982). Cleveland, OH: John T. Zubal, Inc. (1982). (1982). Fine. - Octavo, green cloth, in dw. Very lightly soiled. 463 pp. A few B&W illustrations. Near fine.

Reprint of the 1959 University of Oklahoma Press edition. Fine .

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Keywords: AMERICANA; WESTERN; WEST; CATTLE INDUSTRY; BOOKS-ON-BOOKS; PAMPHLETS; REFERENCE; BIBLIOGRAPHY; RAMON F. ADAMS. (Americana). (Western). THE RAMPAGING HERD: A Bibliography of Books and Pamphlets on Men and Events in the Cattle Industry. Adams, Ramon F.

 
AGNEW, SPIRO T.
Addresses and State Papers of Spiro T. Agnew, Governor of Maryland 1967-1969. Edited by Franklin L. Burdette, Professor of Government and Politics, University of Maryland. (2 Volumes).
Annapolis: State of Maryland, 1975. 1975. - Octavo, black cloth titled in gilt on the front covers and the spines with the state seal depicted on the front covers. The covers are soiled and very slightly warped. Consecutively paginated, with the same index printed in both volumes: Pages [i]-xix, [1]-495, [1] leaf, & the index; and pages [i]-xix, 496-1,002, [1] leaf, & 1,005-1,039. Each volume is illustrated with a portrait frontispiece of Spiro Agnew. Very good.

The state papers and addresses of the controversial Maryland Governor Spiro Agnew, who went on to become Vice President of the United States under Richard Nixon. Rumored to have accepted brides, Spiro Agnew was forced to resign while under indictment for tax fraud soon before the Watergate scandal brought down President Nixon. Very good .

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Keywords: AMERICANA; VICE PRESIDENT; GOVERNOR OF MARYLAND; TAX FRAUD; WATERGATE; RICHARD NIXON; FRANKLIN L. BURDETTE; ADDRESSES AND STATE PAPERS OF SPIRO T. AGNEW, GOVERNOR OF MARYLAND; FRONTISPIECE; SPEECHES; POLICY; POLITICS; HISTORY.

 
(AGNEW, SPIRO). LUCAS, JIM G
Agnew: Profile in Conflict
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1970). (1970). New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1970). (1970). Very good. - Octavo, cloth, in a dust wrapper. There are a few tiny stains to the rear cover & the dust wrapper is very lightly soiled. 160 pages. Very good.

First edition. Very good .

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(AGNEW, SPIRO T.). LOEB, WILLIAM III (1905-1981). ULTRA-CONSERVATIVE PUBLISHER OF THE MANCHESTER UNION LEADER NEWSPAPER.
A 2-Page Typed Letter Signed by the Ultra Conservative Publisher of the Manchester Union Leader Newspaper William Loeb, Seeking Vice-President Spiro Agnew's Support for Getting Early Release Granted to Jimmy Hoffa.
Manchester, New Hampshire, February 22, 1971. 1971. - Two pages, typed on 2 sheets of 11 inch high by 8-1/2 inch wide paper. The first page is typed on Loeb's personal "Manchester Union Leader / New Hampshire Sunday News" stationery. Loeb writes to Vice President Spiro Agnew in support of the former Teamster president Jimmy Hoffa who had been convicted of racketeering under the Kennedy administration: "Since a little birdie, just a moment ago, told me that you plan to see the President and Attorney General Mitchell this week on behalf of a possible early release from the Lewisburg Prison for James Riddle Hoffa, I hasten to send you this note to not only thank you for this action and endorse the request, but to give you the reasons why this should be done now." Loeb outlines how Hoffa's release could benefit the Nixon administrations future re-election campaign in 1972: "I know that if Jim were out he could give the Party a great deal of support and put a majority of the Teamsters behind us in '72". Loeb mentions enclosing a copy of Earl Warren's dissent in the Jimmy Hoffa case as justification for releasing Hoffa. He mentions speaking to Nixon about it on Columbus Day "I don't think he is hostile but I think he is worried about possible public relations reaction." Signed "Bill". A blue stamp on the verso of the second page attests that the letter was "Received Feb 14 1971 / Office of the Vice President". Folded for mailing with minor creases to the edges, tiny staple holes and indentation from a paper clip to the top left corner. Together with the December 14, 1966 four-page issue of the "Manchester Union Leader" in which Loeb had published Justice Warren's dissenting opinion in the Hoffa case. Also stapled to the letter are 3 carbon copies of Agnew's Administrative Assistant Arthur J. Sohmer's reply. Sohmer thanks Loeb for his letter but informs him that the VP "understands your feelings regarding Mr. Hoffa. However, the information you have regarding any anticipated action by the Vice President is not correct." He goes on to express his recognition of Loeb's loyalty to Hoffa. Ironically, the ultra-conservative publisher of the Manchester Union Leader newspaper William "Bill" Loeb III (1905-1981) was a good friend of Teamster president Jimmy Hoffa. Maybe not that surprising given that the AFL-CIO had banished the Teamsters from their rank due to Hoffa's corrupt use of his Union. The newspaper, which already tilted towards Republican causes and support, veered even more sharply to the right when Loeb purchased it in 1946. It quickly became one of the country's most conservative newspapers. Loeb is perhaps best remembered for assisting in the forgery and publication of the "Canuck letter" which ultimately brought Edmund Muskie down in 1972. He was also not beyond attacking the children of democratic politicians and gained infamy for his attack on governor Walter Peterson's teenage child who was alleged to support the use of marijuana. The stress resulting from the public scrutiny resulted in the girl's subsequent nervous breakdown. Richard Nixon did eventually grant an early release, commuting Hoffa's sentence in December of that year. Very good .
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Keywords: AMERICANA; POLITICS; POLITICAL; RIGHT WING; WILLIAM "BILL" LOEB III; TYPED LETTER SIGNED; AUTOGRAPH; SIGNATURE; VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES; SPIRO T. AGNEW; ARTHUR J. SOHMER; MANCHESTER UNION LEADER NEWSPAPER; JUSTICE EARL WARREN; JIMMY

 
(AGNEW, SPIRO; HAMAR, SHERMAN C.). BUTLER, RICHARD (1918-2004). WHITE SUPREMACIST FOUNDER OF THE NEO-NAZI ARYAN NATIONS.
Rare 1964 White Supremacist "Christian Defense News" Racist & Anti-Semitic Broadside on Newspaper Stock. This Broadside, Accompanied by 2 Letters Signed by Sherman C. Hamar, Was Mailed to Spyro Agnew, Richard Nixon's Future Vice-President Who Was Then Running for the Office of Governor of Maryland.
Los Angeles, CA: Christian Defense League, 1964. 1964. - Folio, a 22-1/2 inches high by 16 inches wide broadside. The May 13, 1964 Volume One, Number One issue of the "Christian Defense News" broadside is printed on newspaper stock. Titled below the banner headline proclaiming "Extra! Extra!" the broadside consists of provocative articles and photographic illustrations under bold headings such as "'White Christians' Now a Minority Group,' says Editor", "Enemies of Christianity on the March", and "Bible Out Of Schools". Folded several times for mailing, else fine. A 2-page mechanically reproduced letter signed by Sherman C. Hamar, typed on both sides of legal-sized 14 inch high by 8-1/2 inch wide paper, is addressed "Dear Friend". Dated September 1966, the letter appears to be intended as a list of talking points for Republican candidates and lists 45 points drawn from the January 10, 1963 Congressional Record which the author views as demonstrating that the Communist party intends to take over the United States. He includes "Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities" which, in conjunction with Joseph McCarthy's efforts in the Senate, had conducted witch hunts and was responsible for the Hollywood black list. Seven numbers are penned in blue ink at the top of the first page, no doubt in order to emphasize the corresponding points. An additional 8-page mechanically-reproduced letter, printed on both sides of 4 sheets of legal-sized 14 inch high by 8-1/2 inch wide paper, bears the heading "A Republican Christian Congress in '66. Be Informed." Dated May, 1966 and signed by Sherman C. Hamar, the letter outlines strategies which the party should employ while subtly supporting anti-Communist, White Christian and White Supremacist values. "You can & must win" is penned in blue ink at the top of the first page. There are several paper clip stains to the top edges of the first and last pages. The broadside and letters were mailed to Spiro Agnew who was then running for Governor of Maryland and includes an original postmarked mailing envelope. PROVENANCE: From the estate of Vice President Spiro T. Agnew's Chief-of-Staff, Arthur J. Sohmer. Spiro T. Agnew [1918-1996] was Governor of Maryland and Vice President of the United States under Nixon. He was indicted for tax fraud and forced to resign. The American white supremacist Richard Butler (1918-2004) dedicated himself to the Christian Identity movement and founded the Neo-Nazi group Aryan Nations in the 1970s. After studying aeronautical engineering and science, Butler was sent to India by his company to work on aircrafts for the Royal Indian Air Force. Some assert that his experience with the caste system influenced his later beliefs. Though he joined the Army Air Corps at the start of the Second World War, Butler never saw action. He became increasingly Anti-Semetic and Anti-Communist during that period. Influenced by William Porter Gale and also the Klansman and pastor of the Anglo-Saxon Christian Congregation Wesley Swift, Butler joined the Christian Identity movement. In the 1960's Butler was involved with the California Rangers, the paramilitary arm of the Christian Defense League and, in 1970, took over from Henry Beach as the leader of Posse Comitatus. Purchasing a large piece of land at Hayden Lake, Idaho, Butler founded the Aryan Nations group as a political wing of the racist white supremacist Church of Jesus Christ Christian. Fine .
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Keywords: AMERICANA; RACIST; WHITE SUPREMACIST; ANTI-SEMITE; ANTI-SEMETIC; RICHARD BUTLER; BROADSIDE; CHRISTIAN DEFENSE NEWS; TWENTIETH CENTURY; 20TH CENTURY; SPYRO T. AGNEW; GOVERNOR OF MARYLAND; SHERMAN C. HAMAR; REPUBLICAN PARTY; TALKING POINTS; ANTI-COMMUNIST;

 
(AGNEW, SPIRO). PRINCE MOULAY ABDULLAH BEN MOHAMMAD OF MOROCCO (1935-1983).
Typed Letter Signed in Maghrebi Script by Prince Abdullah Ben Mohammad of Morocco.
Rabat, Morocco, August 16, 1971. 1971. - Over 140 words typed in French on the Prince's 8-1/4 inch high by 6-1/8 inch wide royal stationery with a crown above Maghrebi script printed in indigo at top right. In his letter addressed to Vice President Spiro Agnew's chief of staff Arthur Sohmer, Prince Moulay Abdallah of Morocco requests that Art Sohmer convey his warm regards and thanks to the Vice President for sending him a physical therapist "Je vous prie de transmettre a Monsieur le Vice-President S. AGNEW mes chaleureux remerciements pour la delicate attention qu'il a eue a mon egard en depechant aupres de moi un reeducateur". Vice President Agnew visited King Hassan II of Morocco on July 25th, 1971, only a couple weeks after the attempted coup during which Prince Moulay Abdullah of Morocco was wounded. The prince goes on to praise the skills and personality of the therapist which the Vice President had sent him and apologizes for not having been able to attend the dinner which the American Ambassador had hosted in the Vice President's honor. He further expresses his thanks to Art Sohmer for the latter's own personal contribution and gesture of friendship: "Je tiens a vous remercier pour votre contribution personnelle a ce geste si amical qui m'a particulierement touche". Signed by Prince Moulay Abdullah in Maghrebi script. The letter is creased at the corners and stapled to the original mailing envelope with the oval red ink seal of the prince's "Secretariat Particulier" with the prince's name above the image of the Prince's crown. The envelope also bear's the Office of the Vice President's blue stamp. The Department of State's stamp, together with the October 14th date, is stamped in blue on the verso of the letter. Penciled at the top left of the letter is a request for a translation likely written by Art Sohmer: "State: Translation & suggested reply if appropriate". Accompanying Prince Moulay Abdullah's letter, which was written in French, is an official "Office of the Vice President / Referral" form addressed to Mr. James L. Carson, director of the State Department's Secretarial Staff. This form dated October 12, 1971 and signed by Major P.D. Slack, the Marine Corps Aide to the Vice President, requests that the letter be translated for Art Sohmer and the Vice President's benefit. The translation, typed on 10-1/2 inch high by 8 inch wide "Department of State Division of Language Services" letterhead, accompanies the letter. A referral number is stamped at the top of the Prince's letter as well as at the top of the referral form and the translation references this number. The brother of King Hassan II of Morocco, Prince Moulay Abdullah of Morocco (1935-1983) was married to Lamia Solh, the daughter of Lebanon's first Prime Minister. On July 10, 1971, General Mohamed Medbouh who was disillusioned by King Hassan's light treatment of staff members who were shown to have been shaking down foreign companies and convinced that the King may himself be involved, led a coup attempt. Conspiring with other military officers, Medbouh enlisted a force of 1,200 cadets to storm the palace during the King's birthday reception where, according to different sources, between 400 to 800 guests were present. 92 people were killed in the attempted coup and many more injured, including Prince Moulay Abdullah Ben Mohammad. Royalist troops overcame the rebels, killing more than a hundred cadets and capturing another 900 and their officers. Two weeks later, on July 25, 1971, Vice President Agnew visited Morocco. In his book, "Hunting the President: Threats, Plots and Assassination Attempts.." Mel Ayton quotes Chuck Vance who served on President Ford's protective detail and who described the risks of foreign visits by U.S. Presidents & Vice Presidents: "There's going to be some razzle dazzle so people aren't quite clear who to attack. They'll have military personnel everywhere: frogmen, ships, and aircraft. I called in a whole [naval] fleet one time in a Moroccan visit for [Vice President] Agnew because of political uncertainties", no doubt referring to this visit. It was during this visit that Agnew referred (or sent) the physical therapist to the Prince. Prince Moulay Abdullah, who was a favorite of his father, passed away from cancer in 1983 at the age of 48. Stade Moulay Abdullah stadium was named after him. Spiro T. Agnew [1918-1996] was Governor of Maryland and Vice President of the United States under Nixon. He was indicted for tax fraud and forced to resign. The recipient, Arthur J. Sohmer (1926-1991), was Chief-of-Staff to Vice President Spiro T. Agnew. .
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Keywords: HISTORY; TYPED LETTER SIGNED; PRINCE MOULAY ABDALLAH OF MOROCCO; SIGNATURE; AUTOGRAPH; PRINCE ABDULLAH BEN MOHAMMAD; MOROCCAN; VICE PRESIDENT SPIRO T. AGNEW; ARTHUR SOHMER; CHIEF OF STAFF; MOROCCAN COUP ATTEMPT; THERAPIST; TWENTIETH CENTURY; 20TH CENTURY;

 
(AGNEW, SPRIO)
2 Vintage Black & White Photographs Depicting Vice President Agnew Shaking Hands with Officials Upon His Arrival by Plane in Guam
1973. 1973. 1973. 1973. Very good. - sc The Vice President visited Guam in 1973, so identified on the verso. Each photograph is 8 inches high by 10 inches wide. The image depicts embattled Vice President Spiro Agnew shaking hands with a short line of dignitaries on the runway after debarking from Air Force Two. Agnew resigned shortly thereafter while under investigation for tax fraud. President Nixon later resigned under the threat of impeachment over the Watergate break-in. The top left corner of one photo is very slightly creased. Else, fine. Very good .
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Keywords: AMERICANA; HISTORY; WATERGATE; VICE PRESIDENT; SPIRO T. AGNEW; PHOTOGRAPHY; PHOTOGRAPHS; GUAM; AIRPLANE; TRAVEL; VISIT.

 AIKEN, GEORGE D. (1892-1984). VERMONT GOVERNOR (1937-41) AND SENATOR FROM VERMONT (1941-1975)., Typed Letter Signed by Vermont Senator George Aiken.
AIKEN, GEORGE D. (1892-1984). VERMONT GOVERNOR (1937-41) AND SENATOR FROM VERMONT (1941-1975).
Typed Letter Signed by Vermont Senator George Aiken.
(Washington, DC): September 17, 1951. 1951. (Washington, DC): September 17, 1951. 1951. Very good. - 45 words typed on a sheet of United States Senate / Committee on Labor and Public Welfare letterhead with the members of the committee, including Aiken, printed at top left. Boldly signed "George Aiken". There is some very light creasing to the letter with a tiny chip to the top edge. Folded once for mailing. Very good.

Aiken replies to Paul S. Jacobsen of the Department of Political Science, Colgate University, who has evidently asked to meet with him. "Inasmuch as I have accepted numerous speaking dates this fall, I do not expect to be in Washington much of the time after the Senate adjourns.." He adds that his staff will be glad to talk with Jacobsen.

George David Aiken [1892-1984] was an American farmer and Republican politician. He was the 64th Governor of Vermont [1937-1941] before serving in the Senate from 1941 to 1975. As governor, he had fought the New Deal over its programs for hydroelectric power and flood control in Vermont. Though a liberal northeastern Republican in Vermont's progressive tradition, he distrusted any increase in presidential power. In the Senate, he was one of four Republican cosponsors of the Full Employment Act of 1946. He also sponsored the food allotment bill of 1945, which was a forerunner of the food stamp program. In 1950, he was one of seven Senate Republicans who condemned in writing the tactics of Senator Joseph McCarthy. Very good .

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 AITKEN, JOHN., Conversations: The Diary of a Worried Journalist's Trek Across a Divided & Threatened Canada.
AITKEN, JOHN.
Conversations: The Diary of a Worried Journalist's Trek Across a Divided & Threatened Canada.
Scarborough, Ontario: Prentice-Hall of Canada, Ltd. (1978). (1978). - Octavo, softcover bound in printed black wrappers. The binding is lightly rubbed. Half-title, title, [2] leaves & 179 pages. Very good. First edition. Very good .
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Book number: 37136
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Catalogue: Americana
Keywords: AMERICANA; CANADIANA; CANADIAN JOURNALIST; JOHN AITKEN; CONVERSATIONS: THE DIARY OF A WORRIED JOURNALIST'S TREK ACROSS A DIVIDED & THREATENED CANADA; BRITISH COLUMBIA; THE PRAIRIES; ONTARIO; QUEBEC; THE MARITIMES.

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