Posts by Adrienne Raptis

The Transatlantic Literature of Henry James

The Transatlantic Literature of Henry James

Born on April 15th 1843, American author Henry James was regarded as a key transitional figure between literary realism and modernism, and is considered by many to be among the greatest novelists of the English language. James is one of the major figures of trans-Atlantic literature. His works frequently juxtapose characters from the Old World, embodying a feudal civilization that is “beautiful, often…

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Join Us For an Evening with Lee Pollock Discussing Winston Churchill’s Journalism and Reporting

Join Us For an Evening with Lee Pollock Discussing Winston Churchill’s Journalism and Reporting

  Raptis Rare Books welcomes back acclaimed speaker and historian Lee Pollock of The International Churchill Society as he explores the fascinating story of “Winston Churchill, Reporting”. Winston Churchill ranks as one of the greatest statesman of modern times, renowned for his defense of Britain and the free world in their “darkest hour”. Politics was…

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Celebrating President’s Day and Founding Father George Washington

Celebrating President’s Day and Founding Father George Washington

Officially recognized as “Washington’s Birthday” by the Federal Government – President’s Day is an iconic American Holiday revolved around honoring the Commander in Chief of the United States of America. Traditionally celebrated on February 22, the actual date of Washington’s birthday, the holiday became popularly known as Presidents’ Day after it was moved to the…

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The Monumental Legacy of President Abraham Lincoln

The Monumental Legacy of President Abraham Lincoln

“I’m a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down.” – Abraham Lincoln  While President’s Day was originally begun to honor George Washington, another popular figurehead we honor on President’s Day is the renowned 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.…

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Join Us For a Discussion on American Presidents with Dr. Alvin Felzenberg

Join Us For a Discussion on American Presidents with Dr. Alvin Felzenberg

Raptis Rare Books welcomes back Dr. Alvin S. Felzenberg, a recognized expert on American politics, the American presidency, Congress, and political movements. Dr. Felzenberg served in two presidential administrations, was senior adviser to the Departments of State and Defense, and was principal spokesman for the 9-11 Commission. His writings have appeared in the Washington Post, the Weekly Standard,…

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Rare Books for a Romantic Valentine’s Day

Rare Books for a Romantic Valentine’s Day

[fusion_text]Rare books are a unique and meaningful gift all year long, regardless of the occasion, but as Valentine’s Day is approaching, we thought we would put together a few interesting titles that we have in stock that we think would make a nice gift for that very special Valentine. [/fusion_text][fusion_text] For your beloved one: a…

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How to Create the Ultimate Home Library

How to Create the Ultimate Home Library

We have recently been featured in the Palm Beach Scout Guide and on their blog. This is what they have to say on their post: HOW TO CREATE THE ULTIMATE HOME LIBRARY It’s every book lovers dream to have a library in their own home. If you picture walking into your favorite room and having…

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5 Rare Book Gift Ideas for A Unique and Meaningful Gift

[fusion_text]Rare and first edition books make a wonderful and unique gift, particularly for the collector or book lover in your life. If you are not sure of where to start, you may want to consider your recipient’s favorite author or genre. Do they have a favorite hobby? Whether its golf, cooking, travel, music, or bird-watching,…

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To Kill a Mockingbird First Edition Issue Points

To Kill a Mockingbird First Edition Issue Points

As most people know, the novel To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the best-loved classics of all time. It has been translated into more than forty languages and has sold more than forty million copies worldwide. In 1962 it was also made into the film starring Gregory Peck, which won three Academy Awards. Therefore,…

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