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Cruel Fate: One Man's Triumph over Injustice
Callaghan, Hugh; Mulready, Sally
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Bangs, Richard; Scaturro, Pasquale
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The Ig Nobel Prizes: the Annals of Improbable Research, Abrahams, Marc
1 Abrahams, Marc The Ig Nobel Prizes: the Annals of Improbable Research
0525947531 / 9780525947530; Everyone knows about the Nobel Prizes, those prestigious awards that recognize the world's most talented and innovative minds. Unfortunately, not all of the hopeful thinkers and academics areound the globe can become Nobel Laureates, but some are lucky enough to win the esteemed Ig Nobel Prize instead. Their unbelievable accomplishments are now documented in glorious detail, in this book. Drawn from the world's wackiest actual achievements in science, economics, and peace, The Ig Nobel Prizes demonstrates the extreme measures people will take in the quest for knowledge. The Ig Nobel Prizes are awarded with Ceremonies at Harvard University. An Ig Nobel Prize is ideal for anyone who first wants to laugh and then wants to think. Includes appendices and an index. ; 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall
E P Dutton
New York, New York, U. S. A., 2003, First Edition
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002851; 
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2 Anderson, Bonnie S. Joyous Greetings: the First International Women's Movement, 1830-1860
0195143973 / 9780195143973; Joyous Greetings traces the early development of the first international women's movement, documenting the activities of what Anderson designated as 20 core members for three decades. This was the first international feminist movement, championing women's rights in the United States, Britain, France, and Germany. At the height of the Victorian period, they insisted their sex deserved full political equality, and called for a new kind of marriage based on companionship, the right to divorce and to get custody of their children. Includes notes, bibliography, and index. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Oxford University Press
New York, NY, 2000, First Edition
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004138; 
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3 Bangs, Richard; Scaturro, Pasquale Mystery of the Nile: the Epic Story of the First Descent of the World's Deadliest River
0399152628 / 9780399152627; Ever since explorers first ventured upriver, the possibility of navigating the Nile from beginning to end has been a tantalizing dream, but it remained one of the last gret incomplete journeys of exploration. Many perished trying by drowning, shooting, or simply disappearing. Renowned adventurer Pasquale Scaturro with his partner, Gordon Brown, made history in 2004. Leading an expedition that completed the epic first descent of the Blue Nile and Nile in 114 days, they traveled more than 3, 000 miles by kayak and raft, from the source in Ethiopia to the shores near Alexandria. This book combines the gripping story of their triumphant journey with the rich history of previous attempts. 294 pages with 16 pages of color photographs. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Putnam Pub Group
E Rutherford, New Jersey, U. S. A., 2005, First Edition
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003121; 
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4 Barty-King, Hugh The Worst Poverty; a History of Debts and Debtors
1840150092 / 9781840150094; 'Debt is the worst poverty' runs an old proverb. Whether by misfortune or mismanagement, debt has continually brought misery to the minority - just as much in previous centuries as in the credit society of the 1990s. In this fascinating and highly readable book, Hugh Barty-King provides a well-researched insight into the behaviour of the age-old principles involved: Buyer/debtor and selller/creditor, money-borrower and money-lender, banker, mortgager, pawnbroker - and those on the sidelines who set the rules and offer advice such as lawmakers, preachers, leader writers, tract writers, playwrights and authors. Chapter one is set in the Middle Ages when credit was based upon 'the exchange of two deferred promises'. As the story unfolds, chapter by chapter through the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, further intriguing facts about debt emerge. For some, debt was a way of lilfe; for others, like Lord Chesterfield and Samuel Smiles, a state to be avoided at all costs, and for Lady Hamilton, to be ignored until there were no ex-lovers to save her from the Sponging House. In more recent times overindebtedness has often become the only way out, with banks, building societies and high-street stores only too eager to provide 'easy' credit in an attempt to encourage the customer to spend, spend, spend. Illustrated informatively throughout. 214 pages including a bibliography and index. The binding is a glossy pictorial, same as the jacket. The jacket back has a few small wrinkles and a 4" diagonal wrinkle. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
Budding Books
Phoenix Mill, UK, 1997, Reprint
Hardcover
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002857; 
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5 Callaghan, Hugh; Mulready, Sally Cruel Fate: One Man's Triumph over Injustice
0870239872 / 9780870239878; This is a testament from one of the Birmingham Six. Hugh Callaghan was released from prison in March 1991 after spending 16 years in British jails as the result of an appalling miscarriage of justice. This book is a personal account of his life, the strange circumstances that saw him arrested and charged as an IRA bomber after the Birmingham pub massacre of November, 1974, and his survival through the years spent in various prisons. First printed in Ireland and now available in the U. S. , a new epilogue has been added in which Callaghan reflects on his experiences since regaining his freedom.; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Univ Of Massachusetts Pr
Amherst, MA, 1995, First Edition
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6 Fenster, Julie M. Mavericks, Miracles, and Medicine: the Pioneers Who Risked Their Lives to Bring Medicine Into the Modern Age
0786712368 / 9780786712366; With colorful narrative detail this book brings to dramatic life the extraordinary stories behind 20 groundbreaking achievements in the field of medical science. It is a field populated by the bold, eccentric, and inventive likes of Werner Forssmann, a doctor who had so much confidence in his theory of catheters being inserted into human hearts for diagnostic purposes that he inserted one into his own; Wilhelm Roentgen, who in his basement developed the X-ray machine; and Jean-Baptiste Denis who performed the first recorded blood transfusion with lamb's blood. From Typhoid Mary to Dolly and everything in between, here are the healers and dreamers who marched resolutely ahead of their time - and altered the face of medicine for all time. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Carroll & Graf Publishers
New York, New York, U. S. A., 2003, First Edition
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002995; 
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Through the Eyes of Santa: Stories from a Veteran Santa's Helper, Goodman, Jr. , Robert Clifton
7 Goodman, Jr. , Robert Clifton Through the Eyes of Santa: Stories from a Veteran Santa's Helper
094403196X / 9780944031964; In 1970, author Robert Clifton Goodman Jr. , was order by a superior officer to don a mop-beard and entertain village children in the jungles of Vietnam. It was a casting triumph, destined to be repeated thousands of times over the next 30 years with growing passion. People of all ages will enjoy this birds eye view and tribute to the thousands of Santa's helpers who donate their time each holiday season by wearing red velvet suits and curly white beards, making appearances at malls, hospitals, businesses, parties and private homes. The author still entertains the armed forces, among other places, during the holidays. 16 stories.; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Aslan Publishing
Fairfield, CT, 2004, 
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003706; 
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8 McKeegan, Michele Abortion Politics: Mutiny in the Ranks of the Right
0029205336 / 9780029205334; With the continuing prospect that Roe v. Wade may be overturned, the war in our society over reproductive rights is continuing to gain momentum. The author provides a lively and dramatic account of how abortion first became a political issue, beginning in the early 1970s when a disaffected group of young Republican party strategists had the idea of trying to forge a new conservative coalition out of previously disparate single-issue constituencies. They scored numerous successes. President Reagan made numerous appointments from the ranks of the New Right, and while he declined to press such favorite conservative causes as the Human Life Amendment, he quietly authorized his executive appointees to initiate a campaign of bureaucratic harassment and obstruction against the family planning establishment. The author reconstructs this largely unreported campaign, which was conducted by several executive agencies. 227 pages including end notes and index. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Free Press
New York, 1992, First Edition
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002427; 
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9 Sloat Warren 1929: America before the Crash
0815412800 / 9780815412809; According to Library Journal, 1929 rivals the dozens of histories that have been published about this era. An examination of one of the turning points in American history, 1929 reveals how important figures - Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Herbert Hoover, H. L. Mencken, and many others - redirected the twentieth century in America's last period of enterprise and energy before the Great Depression. Includes biographical notes, bibliography, and index, with sixteen pages of photographs. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Cooper Square Pub
New York, NY, 2004, First Publishers Edition
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003755; 
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10 Swartz, Mark Evan Oz before the Rainbow: L. Frank Baum's the Wonderful Wizard of Oz on Stage and Screen to 1939
0801870925 / 9780801870927; Booklist review: "Swartz artfully achieves his purpose of showing 'that the infiltration of the Wizard of Oz story into our cultural bloodstream was not an overnight process' by tracking the influences and popularity of the many stage and screen productions of the story that preceded the 1939 Judy Garland film. Swartz briefly profiles L. Frank Baum but focuses his spirited account on the variety of stage and film adaptations. He vividly describes specific performances, and shows how each influenced the ones that followed, up the the 1939 movie and beyond to contemporary stage adaptations. The book's profuse illustrations in black & white and color makes this book irresistible to dedicated Oz buffs. " Includes index and bibliography.; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
Baltimore, Maryland, U. S. A., 2000, First American Edition
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003000; 
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11 Wain, Martin Freud's Answer: the Social Origins of Our Psychoanalytic Century
1566632161 / 9781566632164; In this stimulating and original book, Martin Wain provides the first coherent view of the roots of Freudian psychoanalysis. He has written not an attack on Freud and his theories but an intellectual history of the highest order. In the new urban industrial age of the late 19th century, Wain shows that Freud and his colleagues were social, political, and economic therapists in the broadest sense. Their patient was modern Western culture at a time of disorder and maximum danger. The French Revolution and the Industrial Revolution had overturned the old order but had left the new masses of individuals on their own, lacking the certainties of the old life. Now that authority in the form of the king, the church and family had lost its power, the new liberal democracies needed new means of control. Freud and other pioneers of psychoanalysis provided the way. Their treatment - designed to preserve a form of government they found highly desirable - was a set of theoretical concepts and practices so effective that for a hundred years they held sway, powerfully affecting a myriad of endeavors. Includes notes, bibliography, and index. The top pages have a tiny ink mark on them - not a remainder mark. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Ivan R Dee
Chicago, Illinois, U. S. A., 1998, First Edition
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002770; 
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