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1 Amis, Martin Time's Arrow : or the Nature of the Offense
0517585154 / 9780517585153; Tod Friendly, now living in an American suburb, is a doctor who worked in the medical unit at Auschwitz. Narrating his story is a doppelganger imprisoned within Dr. Friendly, sharing his every sensory impression; a separate conciousness that is literally living the doctor's life backward from death to birth. This spectral observer's ignorance of the doctor's past combines with the reader's awful knowledge to reverse the numbing effects of time and gives history the impact of direct experience. The jacket has a 1/2" closed tear from the edge of the spine to the front at about the middle of the spine. 168 pages, no marks or tears. Price not clipped. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Crown Publishing Group
New York, Ny, U. S. A., 1991, First American Edition
Hardcover, Cloth
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


000683; 
Price: 11.04 USD
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2 Ammerman, Mark Longshot (Cross and the Tomahawk Ser. , Vol. 3)
0889651655 / 9780889651654; Three men. Eight months. Fifteen hundred miles. A dauntless journey from the darkness to the light. "With the loss of the open forest - that great, green and once-boundless world that had called the Indian from his bed each morning since his forefathers first walked eastward to the sea - the New England Indian was a man without a soul. His bowstring grew limp, his arrows lay bent and broken in the browning ferns of the autumn of his race, and his tomahawk (long-since made of English steel) rusted in its scabbard. But he was a man. And the spirit of a man will not lie dormant forever, no matter how many seasons of darkness and despair have laid it low. Somehow he will rise again to run the old and shadowed paths of his forebears. But one Other runs the path as well, tirelessly pursuing. No man can run forever, and God never sleeps. " Mark Ammerman 301 pages, including historical notes and a bibliography. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Horizon Books
Camp Hill, Pa, U. S. A., 2000, 
Trade Paperback
New with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Ammerman, Mark; 
000782; 
Price: 5.98 USD
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3 Ammerman, Mark The Rain from God
0889651345 / 9780889651340; This is Book 1 of The Cross and the Tomahawk series. The motivation of the author to write this series comes from a 300-year-old connection to one of the principal characters, Roger Williams, who is his great-great-great-great-great-great grandfather. From the author: "I stand at the dawn of the early 17th century in the ancient New England woods and look about me at the oncoming collison of two wildly disparate cultures. Even though I have wandered these winding paths for the past 4 years, I still feel that I know so little of these dark days past. But I am determined, as I walk beneath these sylvan giants, to hold up a candle for both you and me in order to better see what lies within the shadows. There is real history here, real life, real love, real passion and adventure - and the knowledge of the Holy. Come, walk with me!" 320 pages including historical notes and a bibliography. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Horizon Books
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, U. S. A., 1997, First Edition
Softcover
New with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Wray, Kit; Ammerman, Mark; 
002929; 
Price: 7.36 USD
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4 Ashley, Mike (edited by) The Chronicles of the Holy Grail
0786703636 / 9780786703630; The Grail Quest is one of the most crucial themes in the Arthurian legend. It is the quest for ultimate redemption, the ultimate perfection, for only the pure in heart will gain the Grail. Many knights - among them Lancelot, Galahad, Gawain, even Arthur himself - set out on this Quest, although only one succeeds. But what was the Grail, and what of the other elements in the legend, such as the Fisher King? This superb new collection of stories follows The Pendragon, The Camelot, and The Merlin Chronicles, but this time concentrating on all aspects of the Grail legend. There are new stories specially commissioned for this volume, reprints of rare Grail fiction for the Arthurian scholar, and a wide-ranging introduction to the Grail legend, its characters and events. 440 pages, including bibliography. Contributions by twenty authors included. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
Carroll & Graf Pub
New York, New York, U. S. A., 1996, First Edition
Softcover
New with no dust jacket


001637; 
Price: 7.36 USD
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5 Coldsmith, Don The Long Journey Home
0312876173 / 9780312876173; John Buffalo, a Lakota Sioux, is taken from his family and home as a young boy and forced into the hostile world of the white man. Getting past the prejudice of the time, Buffalo's teachers soon recognize his extraordinary athletic potential and push him to train for track-and-field events. Accepting this as a way to integrate himself into the white man's world, Buffalo set his sights on competing in the Olympics. His training introduces him to Jim Thorpe, the 1912 winner of two track-and-field gold medals, later stripped from him. He also meets Bill Pickett, the black cowboy who invented steer wrestling and helped create the world's largest Wild West show. Together, these athletes and showmen travel to other parts of the world, where they feel a common thread as outsiders. They meet a variety of early 20th century celebrities, and reinforce each other's strength and forbearance. 400 pages. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Forge
New York, New York, U. S. A., 2001, First Edition
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket


001948; 
Price: 11.50 USD
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6 Davis, Maggie The Far Side of Home
This book portrays rural, middle-class Southerners at the time of the civil war, who had no slaves and wanted none, who stood to gain little whatever the outcome of the war. They were, nevertheless, the solid, tough backbone of the Confederacy. They fought for their homeland and brought an almost forgotten splendor to the story of Dixie. And this is the story of one of those brave individuals. Includes a Must Roll of Company I, the 30th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry Army of Tennesee C. S. A. , the "Clayton Invincibles. " The jacket has one large repaired tear in the back and a few tiny chips; it is now in a protective cover.; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
The MacMillan Company
New York, 1963, Book Club (BCE/BOMC)
Hardcover
Fine in Good dust jacket

Illustrated by Maps; 
002942; 
Price: 13.80 USD
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7 Doctorow, E. L. World's Fair
0394525280 / 9780394525280; (Doctorow's) most powerful book to date. Lyrical in its telling, resonantly expressive of the universal aspects of human life, this wise and tender novel will haunt readers with its resurrected memories. The book should immediately become a classic. " - Publishers Weekly. This is a wonderfully poignant creation of a certain New York City boyhood of the 1930's, seen simultaneously through the eyes of the child himself and through those of the adult who recollects that childhood. It is a time of innocence and Depression - summer dance bands in the Catskills, comic-strip adventures in the Daily Mirror and rumors of war in the evening news. This book really held my interest! 288 pages, the binding is a deep blue cloth with gold lettering. The jacket has light wear at the top edges and a tiny wrinkle at the spine head. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Random House Inc
Westminster, Maryland, U. S. A., 1985, Second Printing
Hardcover
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


002105; 
Price: 5.98 USD
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8 Drakulic, Slavenka; Ivic, Marko S: a Novel about the Balkans
0670890979 / 9780670890972; This book was praised by Christiane Amanpour, Chief International Correspondent, CNN, who said "Slavenka Drakulic' has courageously provided some of the most searing commentary on the war that swept her homeland and the whole Balkan region. But to understand its true nature and mindset of those who pursued the war, one has to know what they did to the women of Bosnia. Beyond painful, beyond brutal, it was almost impossible to comprehend. Once again, Slavenka Drakulic' forces us to understand. " S. Is the story of a Bosnian woman in exile who had just given birth to an unwanted child; one without a country, a name, a father, or a language. It is the birth of this child that reminds her of an even more grueling experience - being repeatedly raped by Serbian soldiers in the "women's room" of a prison camp in Bosnia. Through a series of flashbacks, S. Relives the unspeakable crimes she has endured, and in telling her story - timely, strangely compelling, and ultimately about survival - depicts the darkest side of human nature during wartime. 201 pages. Black 1 3/4" long remainder mark on the bottom edge of the pages. Binding is half cloth. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Viking Press
New York, New York, U. S. A., 2000, First American Edition
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket


001916; 
Price: 7.82 USD
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9 Fowles, John Daniel Martin
Cover very good, green linen with gold lettering. Some spots on the cover, slight wear elsewhere. Spine tight, some pages slightly discolored; 627 pages. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Little, Brown And Company
Boston, MA, 1977, 
Hardcover
Very Good with no dust jacket


N-06002; 
Price: 7.36 USD
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10 Gerson, Noel B. The Conqueror's Wife
Map of Europe and Great Britain on inside of front and back covers, this is a book about the 11th century. 285 pages, lightly yellowed, otherwise fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Doubleday & Company
1957, 
Hardcover
Near Fine


N-07006; 
Price: 5.52 USD
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11 Gilchrist, Ellen Anabasis: a Journey to the Interior
0878057269 / 9780878057269; When muses and fates roamed the earth, when the world was new and all things seemed to be happening for the first time, 500 years before the birth of Christ, the Golden Age of Greece was ending. In this ancient setting of decline and fall a slave girl named Auria begins her ascension to freedom and self-discovery. She rescues a child that has been put out to die and flees to the mountains. As Auria moves deeper into the interior, she finds the strength and courage she needs; this anabasis, her rise to liberation, is an enchanting passage into her inner world. 297 pages. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Univ Pr Of Mississippi
Jackson, Mississippi, U. S. A., 1994, 
Hardcover
Fine in Fine dust jacket


001278; 
Price: 5.52 USD
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12 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von; Brown, Jane K. (edited by) ; Heurck, Jan Van and Winston, Krishna (translated by) Conversations of German Refugees: Wilhelm Meister's Journeyman Years of the Renunciants (Collected Works Volume X)
3518030590 / 9783518030592; One of twelve volumes of collected works; still in publisher's plastic. Goethe's two narrative cycles, Conversations of German Refugees and Wilhelm Meisters Journeyman Years, both written during a high point of his career, address various social issues and reveal his experimentation with narrative and perspective. A traditional cycle of novellas, Conversations of German Refugees deals with the impact and significance of the French Revolution. Goethes last novel, Wilhelm Meisters Journeyman Years is considered to be his most remarkable novel in form. 440 pages, cloth bound. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Suhrkamp Publishers
Cambridge, MA, 1989, 
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket


003034; 
Price: 27.60 USD
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13 Koen, Karleen Dark Angels
The long-awaited prequel to Koen's beloved Through a Glass Darkly. This book is a feast of a novel that sparkles with all the passion, extravagance, danger, and scandal of seventeenth-century England. Unforgettable in its dramatic force, here is a novel of love and politics, of romance and betrayal, of power and succession - and of a resourceful young woman who risks everything for pride and status in an era in which women were afforded little of either. 530 pages, decorated endpapers. 6 1/2" x 8" high.
Crown Publishers
New York, 2006, First Printing
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket


003319; 
Price: 9.20 USD
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14 Koeppen, Wolfgang; Hofmann, Michael (translated by) The Hothouse
0393049027 / 9780393049022; Harrowing, moody, and supremely powerful, The Hothouse, first published in 1953, stands among the finest novels written in postware Germany. Bitterly controversial at home, largely unknown abroad, Koeppen (1906-1996) brought a volcanic, high-modernist style to German literature, a style that remains unparalleled to this day. Keetenheuve in a sophisticated and idealistic intellectual, a German politician who returned from self-imposed exile during the war. Until this point, he led a life guided by principle and political optimism. Ultimately, his idealism proves to be his downfall. As he attempts to break with the past and introduce pacifist politics, Keetenheuve encounters only the antagonism of his self-interested political colleagues. The Hothouse traces the tragic final two days in the life of this moral man, disillusioned by political corruption and depressed by the sudden loss of his wife. An ironic, erotic, and deeply mournful novel. 216 pages. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
W W Norton & Co Inc
Scranton, Pennsylvania, U. S. A., 2001, First Edition
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket


001547; 
Price: 9.20 USD
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15 Koeppen, Wolfgang; Hofmann, Michael (translated by) The Hothouse
0393049027 / 9780393049022; A masterpiece, long neglected in America, by a writer who has been compared to both Malcolm Lowry and James Joyce, The Hothouse (1953) traces the final two days in the life of a minor German politician. Keetenheuve, a man disillusioned by the corruption of post-World War II German politics and grieving over the sudden death of his wife. With a passionate, despairing voice, Wolfgang Koeppen (1906-1996) , whom Gunter Grass once called the "greatest living German writer, " creates a portrait of idealism crushed by political and personal compromise. 216 pages. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
W W Norton & Co Inc
New York, 2001, First Edition
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket


002150; 
Price: 9.20 USD
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16 Lester, Julius And all Our Wounds Forgiven
0156003309 / 9780156003308; Publisher's Weekly, in a starred review, said about this book "Lester's emotionally wrenching novel brings about the civil rights movement full circle, and few readers will finish the book without a new perspective on the racial divisiveness that plagues America today. This is the multilayered story of the brief, turbulent, charismatic life of John Calvin Marshall, the man who, in the nascent civil rights movement of the 1960s, became first a spokesman, then a leader, and finally a shining symbol of the new generation of blacks who were demanding their full rights as citizens. The novel is told from the viewpoint of the present day in four alternating voices: Those of Marshall's widow, Andrea; Lisa Adams, his passionate white mistress and trusted aide; Bobby Card, his chief lieutenant; and finally, Marshall himself. These fictional voices are joined by those of the leading figures of the time, presidents Kennedy and Johnson, J. Edgar Hoover, Malcom X - whose conversations with Marshall add insights and historical perspective to the unfolding events. 228 pages. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Harvest Books
San Diego, CA, 1996, First Trade Paperback Edition
Softcover
New with no dust jacket


001567; 
Price: 7.36 USD
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17 Lofts, Mildred The House At Old Vine
Dust jacket has tears at the corners, top of spine and a hole at the spine. 408 pages, very good with no marks. This is a historical novel, set in 16th Century England. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Doubleday & Company
1961, Book Club (BCE/BOMC)
Hardcover
Fine in Fair dust jacket


N-12001; 
Price: 9.20 USD
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18 Martin, S. I. Incomparable World
080761436X / 9780807614365; In the years just after the American Revolution, London was the unlikely refuge for thousands of black Americans who had fought for the British in exchange for a promise of freedom. Incomparable World is their story, an unconventional debut novel that follows the adventures of three African-American rogues who have escaped their master's lash only to find themselves outcast once again - but this time on the harsh streets of London's West End. Penniless, without any prospects for employment, and treated as outsiders by British society, they are forced into a life of hustling and petty crime. Their only hope for escape, they are convinced, is an outrageous robbery that would make them rich beyond their wildest dreams. Full of vivid prose and accurate period detail, this book is a rich historical thriller that reveals a forgotten chapter of black American history. 213 pages; the jacket has minor scuffs. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
George Braziller
Scranton, Pennsylvania, U. S. A., 1998, First Edition
Hardcover
New in Near Fine dust jacket


001739; 
Price: 8.28 USD
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19 Miles, Dorien K. The Wind in His Fists
0595231039 / 9780595231034; Dorien K. Miles was first published in the fourth grade, when her poetry was included in a local newspaper. Since that time she has continued to write poetry, and this is one of a handful of books she has authored or co-authored. This is the story of Jonathan Hunter, who was a real soldier, but since all but the basic story of his life has been obscured by time, this is an historical novel and not a biography of his life. Miles inscribed this copy, and underneath her signature added "chaplain Bob's mom. " 207 pages, the cover is laminated and that is coming up on the right edge of the front cover. The front bottom corner has light wear, and the spine tail is bumped, with a 1/4" tear. Near the top back there are three pages with red ink on the edge. There are a few ink spots on the front. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Writers Club Pr
Lincoln, Nebraska, U. S. A., 2002, 
Softcover
Good with no dust jacket


002690; 
Price: 16.56 USD
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20 Oppenheim, E. Phillips The Ostrekoff Jewels
This is the story of a Russian prince, princess and the revolution that is taking place around them. They attempt to flee, which appears to be successful, at least at first. Loosely based on the Romanov's reign in Russia. The binding is grey with black reproductions of the Romanov eagle. The spine is discolored, and there is a smallish white paint spot at the bottom of the front board. Most of it is gone. The corners have minimal wear; the spine ends are folded in with slight wear. The bottom page edges show foxing, but the pages themselves are white. 329 pages. The ffep appears to have had a bookplate that was removed. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
Little Brown & Company
Boston, MA, 1932, First Edition
Hardcover
Good with no dust jacket


001376; 
Price: 11.96 USD
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21 Peterson, Bertha M. Born At Daybreak - an Historical Novel
This novel is about Rome, during the early Roman Empire, the Christian religion, and the violence and warring that occurred. There are several references to bible passages as footnotes. 179 pages including bibliography. The binding is a deep red cloth with gold lettering. The corners and spine ends are lightly worn, and there is a 1" scratch on the front, near the bottom, that can be seen in the right light. At the top near the spine the cloth is slightly wrinkled. Binding is solid. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Zondervan Publishing House
Grand Rapids, MI, 1942, Second Edition
Hardcover, Cloth
Very Good with no dust jacket


002419; 
Price: 9.20 USD
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So Great a Man, Pilgrim, David
22 Pilgrim, David So Great a Man
A fictional telling of a 10-month period of Napoleon's life (1769-1821) , which was to be his downfall. From the preface: At a time when biography, scientific or romantic, has become one of the major passions, many readers like to know how much of a story is fact or fiction. Does the author present his characters to the bet of his ability in their habit as they lived, or does he misfeature them to amuse his contemporaries? This story will, it is hoped, be read as a tale, to stand or fall upon the merits as a tale. But for the reader who wishes to know to what extent an honest effort has been made to convey historic truth, a note will be found at the end of the book to be read or not, as one pleases, when the tale is done. 463 pages, front corners lightly bumped. Blue cloth cover with black and gold lettering. Spine decorated. 6" x 8 3/4" tall
Harper & Brothers, Publishers
New York, 1937, Stated First Edition
Hardcover
Very Good


003413; 
Price: 13.80 USD
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23 Rosenfield, Israel Freud's Megalomania
0393048985 / 9780393048988; In a magical blending of historical fact and visionary fiction, the author serves up for our scrutiny and sheer delight a satire on Freud, his detractors, and his devotees. A long-lost manuscript, the key to Freud's legacy; a mysterious woman claiming to be the daughter of his illegitimate child; a conspiracy of silence surrounding the torture of war-torn soldiers - these are just some of the intrigues that proel the narrative of this brillian new novel. With a surprising twist on history and a playful challenge to today's enduring Freud debate, the author reveals a Freud who in reflecting upon his life's work realizes that he has gotten it all wrong! Includes endnotes and a Cast of Characters. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. ; 173 pages
W W Norton & Co Inc
Scranton, Pennsylvania, U. S. A., 2000, First Edition
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket


002469; 
Price: 8.28 USD
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24 Scott, Sir Walter Woodstock
2 volumes. The novel is set in the year 1651 during the English Civil War and revolves around Charles II's escape from the country after the battle of Worcester. In between there are other uprisings, and Sir Henry Lee, Ranger of the royal lodge and park of Woodstock, was set against his daughter marrying his nephew, Colonel Markham Everard. The Westminster Review was particularly hostile, accusing Scott of falsifying history to propagate his political tenets. However, this book wss a major success in terms of sales, which is what he needed at the time. ..Ex-library, binding is very good with slight wear on edges. The pages are in good condition, no marks, but yellowed with age. Gilding on the top of the pages. Page count doesn't include notes and glossary. Red ribbon bookmarks are included. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall. . Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction::Historical; Fiction::War; Fiction::Romance. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: N-19020. Hardcover
Charles Scribner's Sons
New York, 1899, 
Hardcover
Very Good
No Jacket; 

N-19020; 
Price: 21.16 USD
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25 Williams, Ben Ames Thread of Scarlet
In 1812 the Island of Nantucket was proud and prosperous - the home of Quaker captains and sturdy seamen. Two years later, the starving Islanders were plundering wrecked vessels for food, and Nantucket itself had almost seceded from the United States. This is the scene of Thread of Scarlet. It is the story of David Swain, young Nantucketer, uncertain whether to fight for war or peace. In the end it was neutrality for Nantucket, but war for David when a British frigate tried to take an American privateersman just off Nantucket shore. Complete and unabridged, the yellow cloth cover has wear at one corner. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Grosset & Dunlap
New York, NY, 1930, Reprint
Hardcover
Near Fine with no dust jacket


003771; 
Price: 13.80 USD
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