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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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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

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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

Sketches from a Life

By: Kennan, George F.

Price: $5.06

Publisher: Pantheon Books: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: B-11002


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. View more info

Blackbird : a Childhood Lost and Found (Angel Ser. )

By: Lauck, Jennifer

Price: $9.20

Publisher: New York, Ny, U. S. A., Simon & Schuster: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000898


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.... View more info

Still Waters

By: Lauck, Jennifer

Price: $7.36

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Pocket Books: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001954


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... View more info

A Confession

By: Lentricchia, Frank

Price: $5.52

Publisher: New York, NY, Random House: 1994

Seller ID: ME-12001


1994; HB with DJ. NF/F. The dust jacket has minor scuffs on front and back. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

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The Spirit of St. Louis

By: Lindbergh, Charles A.

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004185


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 ... View more info

At Home in the World: a Memoir

By: Maynard, Joyce

Price: $8.74

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Picador USA: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003107


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... View more info

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How I Grew

By: McCarthy, Mary

Price: $9.20

Publisher: San Diego, CA, Harcourt Brace Jananovich: 1987

Seller ID: 003981


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 thea... View more info

Sorrow Mountain: the Journey of a Tibetan Warrior Nun

By: Pachen, Ani; Donnelley, Adelaide

Price: $11.54

Publisher: Cary, North Carolina, U. S. A., Kodansha Amer Inc: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001712


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, ... View more info

Then Sings My Soul

By: Shea, George Beverly, with Bauer, Fred

Price: $7.38

Publisher: Old Tappan, Nj, U. S. A., Fleming R. Revell Company: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000818


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. View more info

Eating Children: with an Unfinished Memoir Frightening People

By: Tweedle, Jill

Price: $6.44

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1994

Seller ID: 000415


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. View more info

The History of David Grieve

By: Ward, Mrs. Humphry

Price: $7.36

Publisher: New York, MacMillan And Company: 1892

Seller ID: 000293


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 rep... View more info