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Time's Arrow : or the Nature of the Offense

By: Amis, Martin

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, Ny, U. S. A., Crown Publishing Group: 1991

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 000683


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 impac... View more info

Longshot (Cross and the Tomahawk Ser. , Vol. 3)

By: Ammerman, Mark

Price: $5.98

Publisher: Camp Hill, Pa, U. S. A., Horizon Books: 2000

Seller ID: 000782


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... View more info

The Rain from God

By: Ammerman, Mark

Price: $7.36

Publisher: Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, U. S. A., Horizon Books: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002929


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 pat... View more info

The Chronicles of the Holy Grail

By: Ashley, Mike (edited by)

Price: $7.36

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Carroll & Graf Pub: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001637


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 ... View more info

The Long Journey Home

By: Coldsmith, Don

Price: $11.50

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Forge: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001948


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 winne... View more info

The Far Side of Home

By: Davis, Maggie

Price: $13.80

Publisher: New York, The MacMillan Company: 1963

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 002942


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 Infantr... View more info

World's Fair

By: Doctorow, E. L.

Price: $5.98

Publisher: Westminster, Maryland, U. S. A., Random House Inc: 1985

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 002105


(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... View more info

S: a Novel about the Balkans

By: Drakulic, Slavenka; Ivic, Marko

Price: $7.82

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Viking Press: 2000

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 001916


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... View more info

Daniel Martin

By: Fowles, John

Price: $7.36

Publisher: Boston, MA, Little, Brown And Company: 1977

Seller ID: N-06002


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. View more info

The Conqueror's Wife

By: Gerson, Noel B.

Price: $5.52

Publisher: Doubleday & Company: 1957

Seller ID: N-07006


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. View more info

Conversations of German Refugees: Wilhelm Meister's Journeyman Years of the Renunciants (Collected Works Volume X)

By: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von; Brown, Jane K. (edited by) ; Heurck, Jan Van and Winston, Krishna (translated by)

Price: $27.60

Publisher: Cambridge, MA, Suhrkamp Publishers: 1989

Seller ID: 003034


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 ... View more info

Dark Angels

By: Koen, Karleen

Price: $9.20

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers: 2006

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 003319


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, decor... View more info

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The Hothouse

By: Koeppen, Wolfgang; Hofmann, Michael (translated by)

Price: $9.20

Publisher: Scranton, Pennsylvania, U. S. A., W W Norton & Co Inc: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001547


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 poin... View more info

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The Hothouse

By: Koeppen, Wolfgang; Hofmann, Michael (translated by)

Price: $9.20

Publisher: New York, W W Norton & Co Inc: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002150


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... View more info

And all Our Wounds Forgiven

By: Lester, Julius

Price: $7.36

Publisher: San Diego, CA, Harvest Books: 1996

Edition: First Trade Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 001567


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... View more info

The House At Old Vine

By: Lofts, Mildred

Price: $9.20

Publisher: Doubleday & Company: 1961

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: N-12001


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. View more info

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Incomparable World

By: Martin, S. I.

Price: $8.28

Publisher: Scranton, Pennsylvania, U. S. A., George Braziller: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001739


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 prosp... View more info

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The Wind in His Fists

By: Miles, Dorien K.

Price: $16.56

Publisher: Lincoln, Nebraska, U. S. A., Writers Club Pr: 2002

Seller ID: 002690


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 sig... View more info

The Ostrekoff Jewels

By: Oppenheim, E. Phillips

Price: $11.96

Publisher: Boston, MA, Little Brown & Company: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001376


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 s... View more info

Born At Daybreak - an Historical Novel

By: Peterson, Bertha M.

Price: $9.20

Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI, Zondervan Publishing House: 1942

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 002419


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. B... View more info

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So Great a Man

By: Pilgrim, David

Price: $13.80

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers, Publishers: 1937

Edition: Stated First Edition

Seller ID: 003413


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,... View more info

Freud's Megalomania

By: Rosenfield, Israel

Price: $8.28

Publisher: Scranton, Pennsylvania, U. S. A., W W Norton & Co Inc: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002469


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 surprisin... View more info

Woodstock

By: Scott, Sir Walter

Price: $21.16

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1899

Seller ID: N-19020


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, th... View more info

Thread of Scarlet

By: Williams, Ben Ames

Price: $13.80

Publisher: New York, NY, Grosset & Dunlap: 1930

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 003771


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 tr... View more info

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The Winning of Barbara Worth

By: Wright, Harold Bell

Price: $10.12

Publisher: New York, A. L. Burt Company: 1911

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001119


Several men from the East descended on the West to a place known as the Colorado desert, wanting to reclaim the land for houses and businesses. The bankers daughter thought they were doing it because it would be a good thing for the lower income people who lived in the area, and was furious with her father when he told her that they were simply there to make money; no altruistic ideas were involved. They have several guides working with the sand, including a Seer. The bi... View more info