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State of New York: in Memoriam: Theodore Roosevelt

By: N/A

Price: $23.00

Publisher: J. B. Lyon Company Printers: 1919

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001929

This is a book published by the state of New York in memoriam of the death of Theodore Roosevelt. The frontispiece is his photograph, tissue intact. It begins with a short but thorough biographical sketch. Then to Proceedings of the Legislature. This includes a proclamation from the Executive chamber, and proceedings in the Senate and Assembly. A proclamation appointing a Theodore Roosevelt Day in New York is signed. Detail of his Memorial Services is included. There is ... View more info

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The Justice from Beacon Hill The Life and Times of Oliver Wendell Holmes

By: Baker, Liva

Price: $14.72

Publisher: New York, Harpercollins: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004416

The jacket is lightly bent on the spine head. A black remainder mark about 1" long is on the page tops. ; Oliver Wendell Holmes is one of the most intriguing figures in American law. This book is the first biography to capture Holmes's professional and private life with unmatched thoroughness and accuracy. The author drew on much Holmes material untouched by other biographers. She begins with Holmes's Boston-Brahmin family, complex relationship with his father, and t... View more info

With a Daughter's Eye: a Memoir of Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson

By: Bateson, Mary Catherine

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Company: 1984

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 000649

This is a deep and loving memoir by the daughter of Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson, legends in anthropology. The author looks back to an extraordinary childhood as she describes worlds found and created for her by parents who translated their passionate interests into images a child could share. Bateson does not describe an idyllic childhood, for the pain of separation was frequent and predictable. Her parents divorced, after living apart for years, when she was eleve... View more info


By: Baxter, John

Price: $8.74

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Carroll & Graf Publishers: 1999

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 002896

From a review by Publishers Weekly (starred review) : "This vibrant, anecdote-packed biography. Provides an intimate portrait of a secretive man. " Luis Bunuel was dangerous, enigmatic, elusive, and never dispassionate. He had brilliant friends and made famous enemies. He helped Picasso hang the Guernica. He clashed with Greta Garbo and attended orgies staged by Charlie Chaplin. Bunuel, too, was a man of exceptional genius as well as unexpected charm, and he stan... View more info

Opal: a Life of Enchantment, Mystery, and Madness

By: Beck, Kathrine

Price: $11.50

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Viking Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002266

NEW - In 1920, Americans were captivated by the childhood diary of Opal Whiteley, an enigmatic young woman from a small logging town in the Northwest. The diary, which Whiteley claimed a cruel foster sister had torn to shreds many years before, was painstakingly pasted together before publication. It chronicled Opals adventures in the forests of Oregon at the age of 7 and was hailed as a revelatory portrait of a child's relationship to God and the natural world. Some ske... View more info

Kate Remembered

By: Berg, A. Scott

Price: $7.36

Publisher: New York, Putnam Pub Group: 2003

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 002147

From the Author's Note: This book is. Not a critical study of either Katharine Hepburn's life or her career. It is, rather, as true an account of her life as I can present, based on countless hours of private conversations during which she reminisced. Even more than recalling events, Miss Hepburn often used our time together to reflect, an exercise in which I don't think she indulged with anybody else. And so, more than my remembrances, this book intends to convey hers. ... View more info

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T. R. the Last Romantic

By: Brands, H. W.

Price: $18.40

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Basic Books: 1997

Seller ID: 4350

Brand's narrative is lucid, fast-moving and unblinded by hero-worship. In a single volume he has packed Roosevelt's 60 years of ambition, adventure, expediency, achievement, and finally, frustration at having peaked too soon. (Publishers Weekly). A biography of Theodore Roosevelt's amazing life, including his belief in heroes, his presidential years, and his charge up San Juan Hill. The prologue reveals injuries the man suffered with that are not widely known in this era... View more info

Princess Alice: a Biography of Alice Roosevelt Longworth

By: Brough, James

Price: $6.46

Publisher: Boston, MA, Little, Brown And Company: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001413

This is a well-written biography of Theodore Roosevelt's daughter Alice. It begins as they have a farewell dinner before leaving the Presidential manor for good. Photographs generously scattered throughout the biography. The cover is blue with a lighter blue at the spine. The spine is quite attractive with lettering in silver and the title behind a deep blue block. There is one light spot on the cover, where one might put their thumb, and the bottom rear corner is lightl... View more info

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Sex Carnival

By: Brownstein, Bill

Price: $13.80

Publisher: Toronto, On, Canada, Ecw Press: 2000

Edition: Unknown; Unknown

Seller ID: 4360

This book is the author's whimsical record of discovering what the world of sex is all about these days. The tour begins backstage at the Porno Oscars in Las Vegas, where endurance is everything. Then a trek through the Playboy mansion in L. A with Hef himself. Take in Amsterdam's red light district and hit the world's biggest sex museums to lap up culture from the mildly titillating to the downright raunchy. Montreal is where he turns up the heat - where swingers, fetis... View more info

Kansas Charley: the Story of a 19th-Century Boy Murderer

By: Brumberg, Joan Jacobs

Price: $11.96

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Viking Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002248

Orphaned at the age of six, Charles Miller spent his adolescence riding the rails under the self-styled moniker "Kansas Charley. " On a September evening in 1890, when he was only 15 years old, he shot and killed two young men in a boxcar headed for Wyoming. His trial lasted just 3 days, ending in a death sentence that resulted in his controversial 1892 hanging in Cheyenne. This book brings vividly to life a thought-provoking chapter in American history and in th... View more info

One More Time

By: Burnett, Carol

Price: $5.01

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1986

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: ME-02001

One day Carol Burnett bought a typewriter, placed it on her work table, and began a letter to her three daughters. What she wanted to tell them was what her own childhood had been like. What she DIDN'T want was for her children to grow up knowing as little about their mother's childhood as she had known about the early lives of her own parents. Day by day long-forgotten memories came flooding back, memories of a childhood sometimes so painful that she had barely been abl... View more info

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Mrs. Lincoln: a Life

By: Clinton, Catherine

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, NY, Harper: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004136

Authoritative and utterly engrossing, Mrs. Lincoln is the long-awaited portrait of the woman who so richly contributed to Lincoln's life and legacy. Her story is inextricably tied with the story of America and with her husband's presidency, yet her life is an extraordinary chronicle on its own. Born in the south, she was well-educated and well-connected. The assassination of her husband haunted her for the rest of her life. Her disintegrating downward spiral resulted in ... View more info

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Chief of Station, Congo: Fighting the Cold War in a Hot Zone

By: Devlin, Larry

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, NY, Public Affairs: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004100

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... View more info

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No Intermissions: the Life of Agnes De Mille

By: Easton, Carol

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Da Capo Pr: 2000

Edition: First Publishers Edition

Seller ID: 003140

No Intermissions is the first comprehensive biography of Anges de Mille, an American cultural giant: Dancer, choreographer, director, labor union leader, bestselling author, and passionate advocate of the arts. During a life that spanned most of the 20th century, de Mille worked and played with a fabulous cast of characters, from her uncle (Cecil B. De Mille) , to Charlie Chaplin, Cole Porter, Noel Coward, and many others. Drawing on unpublished papers and on extensive i... View more info

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Life Itself: a Memoir

By: Ebert, Roger

Price: $12.88

Publisher: New York, NY, Grand Central Publishing: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004073

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 a... View more info

Saint Nicholas: Life and Legend

By: Ebon, Martin

Price: $13.80

Publisher: New York, NY, Harper & Row: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003751

This volume contains the fascinating illustrated story of how the revered Bishop Nicholas of Myra evolved into jolly old Santa Claus. In many ways, Nicholas was a paradox: The same man who saved three young girls from being sold into slavery publicly slapped the face of a suspected heretic at the Council of Nicaea. Lavishly illustrated, the pictures allow us to see as well as read about Nicholas' transformation, which is an enigmatic story. It is peppered with little-kno... View more info

Maria Callas: An Intimate Biography

By: Edwards, Anne

Price: $8.28

Publisher: New York, St Martins Press: 2001

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 002743

Maria Callas, born in America to Greek parents who had been in the U.S. a scant four months, was expected to be a boy. When born, her mother insisted she be "taken away" and wanted nothing to do with her ten pound baby girl. Despite these initial trials, Callas grew up into a beautiful young lady with a beautiful voice to match. This is her biography, from birth to death, and includes the many twists and turn her volatile life took. Included is her marriage to Ar... View more info

To the Scaffold: Life of Marie Antoinette

By: Erickson, Carolly

Price: $9.23

Publisher: London, United Kingdom, Robson Books Ltd: 2000

Edition: First Trade Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 001133

Marie Antoinette is one of the world's best-known yet least understood heroines. In this definitive biography - thoroughly researched - the author provides a psychologically acute, richly detailed and deeply moving portrait of this 'lost' queen. This writing tells the story of the Austrian Princess who, at age fourteen, was sent to France to marry the ill-mannered Dauphin. Condemned to childlessness, Antoinette found pleasure in costly entertainments and other gross ecce... View more info

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The Kid Stays in the Picture

By: Evans, Robert

Price: $11.07

Publisher: New York, Ny, U. S. A., Hyperion Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000732

This book not only chronicles Hollywood's last half century, but its second golden age as well. This is a man whose life journey unfolds far more adventurously than any of the films he's produced. His candor is shocking: the lurid dark years of the '80s; his cocaine arrest; his implication in what were dubbed the "Cotton Club Murders"; his thoughts of suicide; his self-committal and escape from a mental institution. And lastly, the impossible! Being back in the c... View more info

Ann the Word: the Story of Ann Lee, Female Messiah, Mother of the Shakers, the Woman Clothed with the Sun

By: Francis, Richard

Price: $8.28

Publisher: New York, Penguin USA: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002148

Believed by her followers to have been the second incarnation of Christ, Ann Lee may be one of the most extraordinary and mysterious women in the history of Western culture. From humble origins in Manchester, England, she became the visionary religious leader of the Shakers - a small religious cult characterized by wild shaking, impassioned singing and dancing, speaking in tongues, and a belief that the end of the world was near. When she died in America at age 48, havin... View more info

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Jack's Book: an Oral Biography of Jack Kerouac

By: Gifford, Barry; Lee, Lawrence

Price: $8.28

Publisher: New York, NY, Thunder's Mouth Press: 1994

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 003647

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... View more info

The Illustrated John Lennon

By: Giuliano, Geoffrey; Giuliano, Brenda; Lennon, Charlie (Introduction by)

Price: $13.80

Publisher: North Dighton, Massachusetts, U. S. A., JG Press: 1996

Seller ID: 003167

This book takes readers miles beyond any of the more than two dozen major books published about the dreamy, bespectacled singer/composer from suburban Liverpool. With a riveting text culled from over a decade of research into Lennon's extraordinary life, author Giuliano rounds out his insightful look at the former Beatle with seldom-before-seen photos, many never previously published, spanning the performer's life. The introduction by John's uncle reveals, for the first ... View more info


By: Gottfried, Martin

Price: $22.08

Publisher: New York, Harry N Abrams Inc: 2000

Seller ID: 002913

This volume, originally published in 1993, is an enlarged and updated version. Stephen Sondheim grew up under the wing of one of the great creators of musical theater, Oscar Hammerstein II, but he forged a long and brilliant career away from the shadow of that master. His own inventions as lyricist, composer, and in both roles, broke new ground. Beginning as a lyric writer for Leonard Bernstein (West Side Story) and Jule Styrne (Gypsy) , Sondheim struck out on his own, w... View more info

Mia & Woody, Love and Betrayal

By: Groteke, Kristi with Rosen, Marjorie

Price: $9.23

Publisher: Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc.: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: TS-07001

All fine except for last page, which has a glue mark on it. Several pictures and an action in court to gain custody of two of Farrow's children are included in the 286 pages. Pages are clean, no tears. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. View more info

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Mia & Woody, Love and Betrayal

By: Groteke, Kristi with Rosen, Marjorie

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc.: 1994

Edition: First Edition; Unknown

Seller ID: 004449

Kristi Groteke was the nanny to Mia Farrow's children and a confidante to Farrow. After a dozen years in which the two stars seemed to live a Manhattan fairy tale, it was shocking that they publicly aired their problems and end to their affair. Woody Allen had an affair with one of the daughters, and was accused of sexual abuse to another. Written from first-hand knowledge and sympathetic understanding, this is a tale of love gone terribly wrong. Several pictures and an ... View more info