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Taken on Trust : an Autobiography
Waite, Terry
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Personal History
Graham, Katharine
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Out of the Loud Hound of Darkness
Gordon, Karen Elizabeth
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1 Gordon, Karen Elizabeth Out of the Loud Hound of Darkness
0375401989 / 9780375401985; This is a delightful book, written by the author of The Deluxe Transitive Vampire, on the uses of English words which look and/or sound familiar, but which may or may not have separate meanings. She cleverly gives examples of proper usage by using the inhabitants that haunt the Schloss, both human and animal (I think) . A wonderful story is thereby woven throughout this volume. The first section is called Couplings and Confusions/Finesse of Usage. The second section expands on some of these confusing words, and adds many to the fray, and is titled A Cave Canem Companion Lexicon. Includes index. ; 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall
Pantheon
New York, NY, 1998, First Edition
Softcover
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Illustrated by Mrazovac, Drago Rastislav; 
003856; 
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2 Graham, Katharine Personal History
0375701044 / 9780375701047; Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, this memoir written by Katharine Graham became a #1 National Bestseller. She was the woman who piloted the Washington Post through the crises of the Pentagon Papers and Watergate. But here is the awkward child who grew up amid material wealth and emotional isolation; the young bride who watched her brilliant husband - confidant to JFK and LBJ - plunge into the world of mental illness that would culminate in his suicide. And here is the widow who shook off her brief insecurity to take on a president and a pressman's union as she entered the profane boy's club of the newspaper business. A fascinating read! 642 pages, including an index and 32 pages of photographs. There is a small cut on the lower right corner of the binding and a faint crease across the front. No marks or tears. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Knopf Publishing Group
New York, Ny, U. S. A., 1998, Fourth Printing
Trade Paperback
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000853; 
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3 Lederer, Richard Get Thee to a Punnery (Signed)
0941711080 / 9780941711081; SIGNED - In the arrangement of the 25 games in this book there is method to the madness, as well as madness in the method. After the first chapter on the pervasive punnery in our lives come several games involving punnish signs and license plates that are all around us. Next appears A Primer of Puns, followed by several games in different categories. Thankfully, the answers appear at the end. Author signature on the title page. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; Signed by Author(s)
Wyrick & Company
Charleston, Sc, U. S. A., 1988, 
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Illustrated by Thompson, Bill; Signed by Author
001038; 
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Sacred Hunt a Portrait of the Relationship between Seals and Inuit, Pelly, David F. ; Irniq, The Honorable Peter (Foreword by)
4 Pelly, David F. ; Irniq, The Honorable Peter (Foreword by) Sacred Hunt a Portrait of the Relationship between Seals and Inuit
For centuries, aboriginal people throughout the Arctic regions of the world have depended on seals for their survival. In this book, acclaimed writer David Pelly describes all facets of the seal hunt, beginning with the respect for seals underlying the hunt. This respect is reflected in myths, legends, rituals, and traditions of the Arctic peoples, extending to the very creation of seals according to the legend of Nuliajuk. Pelly's lucid and informative text, based on years of traditional knowledge research is augmented by archival photographs and photos of Inuit sculpture, drawings, and etchings showcasing the importance of Arctic seals in Inuit culture. The result is a provocative and moving portrait of the tradition hunt and of the spiritual link between Inuit and Arctic seals. 126 pages with bibliography and index. 6 1/4" x 8" tall
Univ. Of Washington Pr
Seattle, WA, 2001, First Edition
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket


003419; 
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5 Waite, Terry Taken on Trust : an Autobiography
0688143849 / 9780688143848; In his prison cell in Beirut, where he spent almost four years in solitary confinement, Terry Waite wrote his autobiography in his head. A veteran church official - serving as the envoy for the Archbishop of Canterbury for man years - and a humanitarian in his own right, Waite had devoted six years of his life to hostage negotiation when he became a hostage himself. This book is his account of how he survived captivity by finding comfort in his childhood and courage in self-examination. Includes index. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Quill
New York, Ny, U. S. A., 1995, First Edition
Soft Bound
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000891; 
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The Last Lecture, Zaslow, Jeffrey; Pausch, Randy
6 Zaslow, Jeffrey; Pausch, Randy The Last Lecture
A lot of professors give talks titled "The Last Lecture. " Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them. And while they speak, audiences can't help but mull the same question. When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave - "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams" - wasn't about dying. It was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment. It was a summation of everything Randy had come to believe. It was about living. In this book, Randy has combined the humor, inspiration and intelligence that made his lecture such a phenomenon and given it an indelible form. It is a book that will be shared for generations to come. 206 pp. 5 1/4" x 7 1/4" tall
Hyperion Books
New York, 2008, Eleventh Printing
Hardcover
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003418; 
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