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Jack's Book: an Oral Biography of Jack Kerouac
Gifford, Barry; Lee, Lawrence
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A Confession
Lentricchia, Frank
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Kennan, George F.
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Chief of Station, Congo: Fighting the Cold War in a Hot Zone, Devlin, Larry
1 Devlin, Larry Chief of Station, Congo: Fighting the Cold War in a Hot Zone
Congo, July 10, 1960. Just days after the country has declared its independence from its former colonial master, Belgium, Larry Devlin, newly appointed CIA Station Chief, finds himself at the wrong end of a revolver as militiamen play Russian roulette, Congo-style, with him. Congo was a key Cold War battlefield in a war that for CIA officers of Devlin's generation had to be fought, vigorously, by all means possible. He met every significant political figure in one of the world's hottest zones. This is a classic political memoir from a master spy who lived in wildly dramatic times. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Public Affairs
New York, NY, 2007, First Edition
Hardcover
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004100; 
Price: 11.04 USD
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Life Itself: a Memoir, Ebert, Roger
2 Ebert, Roger Life Itself: a Memoir
For those of us who enjoyed Roger Ebert's film reviews in Siskel & Ebert at the Mov1ies, or even farther back his film reviews in the Chicago Sun Times, this book will be immensely enjoyed. Ebert wrote this after starting a blog that became an autobiography. He wrote still after becoming ill with thyroid cancer, and starts at his young years in downstate Illinois (Urbana) . It is a candid, personal history which chronicles his loves, losses and obsessions, his struggle and recovery from alcoholism; his marriages, politics and spiritual beliefs. In short, everything about this very interesting man is included. Black & white and color photos of his life, on the set of the long-running critics program, and many with his lovely wife Chaz. Also included, separately, are obituaries and articles about his life from the Chicago Tribune. The jacket has light wear at the spine top and all corners. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Grand Central Publishing
New York, NY, 2011, First Edition
Hardcover
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs; 
004073; 
Price: 12.88 USD
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3 Gifford, Barry; Lee, Lawrence Jack's Book: an Oral Biography of Jack Kerouac
1560257393 / 9781560257394; Here is Jack Kerouac's story as recorded through the voices of his friends and lovers. Authors Barry Gifford and Lawrence Lee retraced Kerouac's life at home and on the road and talked with the prophets, musicians, poets, socialites, and working people who knew him. Some are famous (Allen Ginsberg, Gore Vidal, William Burroughs) ; some are not (Jack's boyhood buddies, his lovers, his barroom companions) . All have contributed to a remarkably vibrant, riveting portrait of a life. This is a necessary book for anyone interested in Kerouac or the Beat Generation. This book also contain the character key to the Duluoz legend. Black & white photos pepper the prose. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Thunder's Mouth Press
New York, NY, 1994, Reprint
Softcover
New

Illustrated by Photographs; 
003647; 
Price: 8.28 USD
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4 Kennan, George F. Sketches from a Life
Amongst the prose there are reproduced letters and poetry. DJ has on 1/2" tear at the top back and very slight wear on corners. Author is a Pulitzer prize and National Book Award winner. 364 pages are fine, no tears or marks. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Pantheon Books
1989, First Edition
Hardcover
Very Good in Fine dust jacket


B-11002; 
Price: 5.06 USD
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5 Lauck, Jennifer Blackbird : a Childhood Lost and Found (Angel Ser. )
0671042556 / 9780671042554; The house on Mary Street was home to Jennifer, her older brother B. J. , their hardworking father, and their mother. Through a child's eyes, the skies of Carson City were forever blue, and life was perfect - a world of Barbies, Bewitched, and the Beatles. Her mother had pain from a mysterious illness that could be patted away with a kiss. But soon, everything Jennifer has come to love and rely on begins to crumble, sending her tumbling into a hole of loss and loneliness. In a world unhinged by tragedy, where mothers die and families are warped by the unbearable, a young girl must transcend pain and mistreatment to discover her richest resource: : Her own unshakable will to survive. 406 pages, no marks or tears. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Simon & Schuster
New York, Ny, U. S. A., 2000, First Edition
Hardcover, Cloth
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000898; 
Price: 9.20 USD
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6 Lauck, Jennifer Still Waters
0743439651 / 9780743439657; This memoir follows her first book, Blackbird. In this book Jennifer Lauck continues the riveting true story. Clutching her pink trunk filled with secret treasures, twelve-year-old Jenny steps off a bus in Reno and straight into the wide-open future, where no path is certain except that of her own heart. Separated from her brother, passed from caretaker to caretaker, Jenny endures as she always has: by following the inner compass of the survivor. When her brother chooses a shocking, tragic destination, Jenny must at last confront the secrets, lies, and lineliness that have held her prisoner for years. 419 pages, the binding is half cloth. There is a 1 1/2" black remainder mark on the bottom. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Pocket Books
New York, New York, U. S. A., 2001, First Edition
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket


001954; 
Price: 7.36 USD
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7 Lentricchia, Frank A Confession
1994; HB with DJ. NF/F. The dust jacket has minor scuffs on front and back. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Random House
New York, NY, 1994, 
Hardcover
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


ME-12001; 
Price: 5.52 USD
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The Spirit of St. Louis, Lindbergh, Charles A.
8 Lindbergh, Charles A. The Spirit of St. Louis
This book is about the trip Lindbergh took in 1927 in The Spirit of St. Louis. The custom-built, single engine, single-seat monoplane was flown solo by Charles Lindbergh on May 20-21, 1927, on the first non-stop flight from New York to Paris for which Lindbergh won the $25, 000 Orteig Prize. Lindbergh took off in the Spirit from Roosevelt Airfield, Garden City, New York and landed 33 1/2 hours later at Aéroport Le Bourget in Paris, France, a distance of approximately 3, 600 miles. The Spirit is now on permanent display in the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington D. C. The blue cloth cover has wear at the corners and spine ends, and the spine is sunned. There is shelf wear to the bottom edges and a note on the inside cover, and a bookplate on the half title page. The pages are blue stained at the top.; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Charles Scribner's Sons
New York, NY, 1953, First Edition
Hardcover
Good with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs; 
004185; 
Price: 11.04 USD
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9 Maynard, Joyce At Home in the World: a Memoir
0312195567 / 9780312195564; Beyond the story of Joyce Maynard's relationship with J. D. Salinger and his influence on her writing, this is the story of the daughter of brilliant and complicated parents - an adoring alcoholic artist for a father and a dazzling, funny, and wildly frustrated mother, driven to see her daughters achieve what had never been possible for herself. Joyce Maynard grew up with pen in hand, writing and publishing stories before she reached her teens. In this book, Maynard made the decision to break her 25-year silence about what had taken place with Salinger. Photo end papers. Bottom right corner is slightly worn, jacket has light shelf wear. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Picador USA
New York, New York, U. S. A., 1998, First Edition
Hardcover
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


003107; 
Price: 8.74 USD
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How I Grew, McCarthy, Mary
10 McCarthy, Mary How I Grew
0151421935 / 9780151421930; Mary McCarthy, long a star in the crown of American literature, focuses this memoir on eight formative, compelling years of her life, from age 13 to 21, from high school through college. In candid, often intimate detail, she reveals a surprising adolescence, exposing a girl at turns vulnerable, independent, dramatic, lonely, inquisitive, romantic, demonstrably bright, and uncommonly daring. Portraits of family, friends, classmates, teachers; recollections of amateur theatricals, snobberies of students and much more make this memoir continually captivating and difficult to put down. The binding has a fairly light 1" black mark on the page tops. The jacket has light wear at the spine ends and shelf wear at the bottom edge. 16 pages of photographs. Includes brief biographies of lesser-known figures. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Harcourt Brace Jananovich
San Diego, CA, 1987, 
Hardcover
Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs; 
003981; 
Price: 9.20 USD
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11 Pachen, Ani; Donnelley, Adelaide Sorrow Mountain: the Journey of a Tibetan Warrior Nun
1568362943 / 9781568362946; Ani Pachen has vivid memories of her life as a young girl in Tibet. She remembers the days spent racing her father on horseback through the fields near her village, evenings when the bright and powerful of the village would meet in her family's home to share stories. She remembers afternoons spent in solitary prayer, preparing for her future as a Buddhist nun. She remembers when her biggest fear was the possibility of an arranged marriage. In the blink of an eye though, her life changed forever. Her powerful father died, and shortly after, Chinese invaded Tibet. Ani Pachen relinquished her religious dreams and assumed her father's position, leading her people in the fight against the Chinese as one of only a handful of female resistance leaders. Her capture by the Chinese shortly after was only the beginning of twenty-one years of imprisonment and almost constant torture. Several years after her release from prison, Ani Pachen finally realized her lifelong dream of meeting His Holiness the Dalai Lama. To hear her tell of the meeting is to relize the power of hope and prayer. 293 pages. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Kodansha Amer Inc
Cary, North Carolina, U. S. A., 2000, First Edition
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket


001712; 
Price: 11.54 USD
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12 Shea, George Beverly, with Bauer, Fred Then Sings My Soul
This is an autobiography of Shea, who is a religious singer and has worked with Billy Graham's Association. The forward is written by Billy Graham. The dust jacket has some wear around the top and bottom spine ends as well as the corners. On the back there is a small spot where the blue jacket paper is missing. 176 pages, no marks or tears. 14 pages of photographs included. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Fleming R. Revell Company
Old Tappan, Nj, U. S. A., 1968, First Edition
Hardcover, Cloth
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


000818; 
Price: 7.38 USD
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13 Tweedle, Jill Eating Children: with an Unfinished Memoir Frightening People
1994; SB. Cover is fine, front cover has a picture of the author with a baby seen through maple leaves. The unfinished memoir is fragmented since it was not finished when the author died in 1993. The book includes photographs. 404 pages, 5" x 775" high. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
Penguin Books
1994, 
Softcover
Fine with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs; 
000415; 
Price: 6.44 USD
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14 Ward, Mrs. Humphry The History of David Grieve
This is written as a biography and it may be; it has an epilogue finalizing the fates of the main characters. The novel (? ) is complete in one volume. The corners are worn through, and the spine ends are bent and worn. The bottom edges have light to medium wear. The cloth binding is somewhat loose and cocked. There is slight yellowing and a few pages are chipped. The inside back has several closed tears between the binding and pages, although it appears to have been repaired. ; 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall
MacMillan And Company
New York, 1892, 
Hardcover
Good with no dust jacket


000293; 
Price: 7.36 USD
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