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American Chica Two Worlds, One Childhood

By: Arana, Marie

Price: $9.20

Publisher: New York, Dell Publishing: 2002

Edition: First Softcover Edition

Seller ID: 004370

ISBN: 0385319630

Condition: Near Fine


This book was a National Book Award Finalist. In her father's Peruvian family, Arana was taught to be a proper lady, yet in her mother's American family she learned to shoot a gun, break a horse, and snap a chicken's neck for dinner. She shuttled easily between these deeply separate cultures for years. It was wen she immigrated with her family to the United States that she came to understand that she was a hybrid American whose cultural identity was split in half. Coming... View more info

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Let Me Tell You a Story

By: Auerbach, Red; Feinstein, John

Price: $8.28

Publisher: New York, Little Brown: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004274

ISBN: 0316738239

Condition: New in New dust jacket


As a living legend amongst sports fans, Red Auerbach - the fiery coach who led the Boston Celtics to nine NBA championships, eight of them consecutive - has long been renowned for his formidable personality: brash, opinionated , and unfailingly accurate. In this book, Auerbach's unique experiences in sports and Feinstein's unparalleled skills as a storyteller combine to produce one of the mostly richly entertaining books ever written about the game of baseball. The jacke... 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: 004350

ISBN: 0465069592

Condition: New


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

Sex Carnival

By: Brownstein, Bill

Price: $13.80

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

Edition: Unknown; Unknown

Seller ID: 004360

ISBN: 1550224158

Condition: As New


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

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As Good As I Could Be: a Memoir about Raising Wonderful Children in Difficult Times

By: Cheever, Susan

Price: $8.28

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002922

ISBN: 0684863413

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Having children transforms us - by the amazing power of our love for them and theirs for us, by the anger they are able to provoke in us, and because in order to be good parents to our children, we must admit we are no longer children ourselves. Susan Cheever, bestselling author, describes that transformation in passionate, compelling, moving prose. Raising a daughter, 18, and a son, 11, they have all survived divorce, blending families, issues at school, eating disorder... View more info

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Without a Doubt

By: Clark, Marcia with Carpenter, Teresa

Price: $13.80

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004330

ISBN: 0670870897

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


This book is extremely intense, very interesting, never a slow moment. Judge Ito was clearly a weak link instead of a strong leader as he refused to admit numerous, potentially harmful (to the defendant) pieces of evidence. This is the whole story, not the media story. Index included. ; Octavo (standard book size); 502 pages View more info

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Eiffel by Eiffel

By: Coupérie-Eiffel, Philippe; Bouvard, Dominique; Laredo, Joseph (translated by)

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Zurich, Switzerland, Edition Olms Zurich: 2014

Edition: First English Edition

Seller ID: 004357

ISBN: 3283012393

Condition: New in New dust jacket


NEW - Gustave Eiffel was the creator of the supreme symbol of Paris, which was quite revolutionary at the time. From the age of 25 the young engineer was entrusted with the construction of a railway bridge in Bordeaux which fired his ambition and earned him the respect of colleagues. He made a mark on every corner of the globe with his striking and distinctive designs for over 300 buildings, which included the framework for the Statue of Liberty. In 1892 he withdrew from... View more info

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The Marriage of Heaven and Hell: Manic Depression and the Life of Virginia Woolf

By: Dally, Peter

Price: $16.56

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

Edition: First Publishers Edition

Seller ID: 003942

ISBN: 0312272731

Condition: New


Combining his knowledge as a doctor and a lifelong fascination with Virginia Woolf's life and work, eminent psychiatrist Peter Dally offers a haunting and compelling look at the depression that tormented Virginia Woolf through her adult years. He discusses the three occasions when Virginia went mad, which terrified Virginia, and through the experiences offered extraordinary insight into her craft, Woolf lived in constant fear of her dreadful affliction. Compassionate and... View more info

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Invisible a Memoir

By: De Montalembert, Hugues

Price: $9.20

Publisher: New York, Attria: 2010

Seller ID: 004249

ISBN: No

Condition: New in New dust jacket


This is an impressionistic memoir of an artist who was blinded in a sudden act of violence leading to a profound meditation on what it means to see and be seen. One summer night in 1978, the author returned to his New York City apartment to find two men robbing him. In a violent struggle, one of the assailants threw paint thinner in Hugues' face. Within a few hours, he was completely blind. This book moves beyond those horrific events to his solo travels around the world... View more info

We Won't Budge: an African Exile in the World

By: Diawara, Manthia

Price: $8.74

Publisher: Basic Civitas Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003475

Condition: Very Good in Fine dust jacket


In this searing and bittersweet memoir, Diawara revisits his early years as an African emigrant in love with Swedish girls and American rock and roll. Taking us from the nightclubs of his hometown Bamako to the cafes of Boulevard Montparnasse, to the black neighborhoods of 1970s Washington D. C. , Diawara brings to life the generations of Africans who were drawn to the promise of Western equality and prosperity in the heady days of the international student movement. Now... View more info

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Liars & Legends

By: Emily Ellison & Chuck Perry; Geeorge Lindsey (Foreword by)

Price: $10.12

Publisher: Nashville, TN, Rutledge Hill Press: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004297

ISBN: 1401602037

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


Turner South network reaches over seven million people across six states in the southeast, and its TV show Liars & Legends exposes what's most unique, most interesting and most downright bizarre about the region. If you venture into these pages you will learn about the beast that resides in the swamps near Bishopville, South Carolina, the town that kept a secret for thirty years, and the dog-rabbit creature that became the bane of the Bell family. Whether you are superst... View more info

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From My Grandmother's Bedside

By: Field, Norma

Price: $8.28

Publisher: Berkeley, CA, University Of California Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000075

ISBN: 0520208447

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


The author of this memoir lived in Japan during her childhood, and her adult years in the United States. She went back to Japan in the 1990's to tend to her gravely ill grandmother; modern postwar Japan made a great impression on her, which she discusses in juxtaposition with her life in the United States. Many subjects are important to both countries including facets of how the war affected individuals, biracial/bicultural families, last farewells of kamikaze pilots, an... View more info

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Inked

By: Hart, Carey and Palmer, Chris

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, Artisan: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004286

ISBN: No

Condition: New


Freestyle motocross champ Carey Hart is a heavily tattooed celebrity whose tattoo studio in Las Vegas was featured on A&E; s in hit reality series Inked. The shop caters to celebrities, locals and tourists. There they find original and irreverent tattoos, which are now brought to you in a unique mix of attitude and beauty. This book shows 70 evocative portraits that confound our expectations. Photos of seemingly ordinary people - businessmen, receptionists, and mothers -... View more info

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Today I Am a Boy: the Bar Mitzvah Journey of a Grown Man

By: Hays, David

Price: $6.44

Publisher: New York, Touchstone Books: 2001

Edition: First Softcover Edition

Seller ID: 001639

ISBN: 0743201272

Condition: New with no dust jacket


Morley Safer said of this book "David Hays proves once again his talents as a writer and chronicler of the human condition. " When David Hays was sixty-six and joined a synagogue for the first time in over fifty years, he decided to study Hebrew and become a bar mitzvah. And so this father of two grown children borrowed his grandson's Hebrew primer and joined a class of twelve-year-olds. Thus was launched a wondrous journey of faith and community. In Today I Am a... View more info

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A House of Many Rooms

By: Hunter, Rodello

Price: $13.80

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1966

Seller ID: 003410

Condition: Fine in Good dust jacket


This is a family chronicle of the Woodrows who lived a semi-rural village life around the turn of the century. The Woodrows, a Mormon family, were a lusty bunch, had a host of children, some "owned" and some "borrowed" when nieces, nephews, and grandchildren were taken into the brood. Papa rules the roost with a firm hand, and Kate - Mama - is simply a great woman. The Woodrows are people who have fire, character, charm, and for whom both duty and rebelli... View more info

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P. G. Wodehouse: a Portrait of a Master

By: Jasen, David A.

Price: $9.23

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Schirmertrade Books: 2002

Seller ID: 001398

ISBN: 0825672759

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


The definitive and authorized biography of one of the greatest literary humorists of all time, first published in 1974, is now printed in a revised, updated edition. Lavishly illustrated, this biography is the first book to trace Wodehouse's career from his first magazine contribution in 1901 through the show-business years to his one hundred books that have given so much pleasure to readers for so many years. The author is a professor of Fine Arts at C. W. Post College ... View more info

Riding the White Horse Home : a Western Family Album

By: Jordan, Teresa

Price: $6.44

Publisher: New York, Ny, U. S. A., Knopf Publishing Group: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000942

ISBN: 0679412190

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


This is Teresa Jordan's story of four generations of her family's devotion to the land, a devotion that required both physical courage and psychic endurance. She celebrates the strength and character of the women of her family, the men, the hay crew, cooks, and cowboys. With reverence and grace, she uses the history of her family to mirror the demise of a quintessential American way of life. This is not only Jordan's family history, it is every Western family's story: It... View more info

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Space A Memoir

By: Kercheval, Jesse Lee

Price: $18.40

Publisher: North Carolina, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1998

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 004445

ISBN: 1565121465

Condition: Near Fine in As New dust jacket


The book is slightly cocked. ; Looking back at a time when America was on the brink of all the big changes coming by way of Apollo 11, The Feminine Mystique, and the Vietnam War, this high-spirited memoir focuses on what it was like back then - for a girl. The author opens her story in 1966 when she was a precocious ten-year-old whose family moved from Washington, D. C. To Cocoa, Florida. Bedroom community to the rocket launchers, Cocoa was a town rising out of a swamp. ... View more info

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Beaumarchais

By: Lever, Maurice; Emanuel, Susan (translated by)

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 2009

Seller ID: 004343

ISBN: 0374113289

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


This is a compelling portrait of a man whose activities as politician, publisher, entrepeneur, spy, rebel, but most notable a playwright, brought him fame. He was a political visionary who supported American revolutionaries on the eve of his country's own upheavel, a reckless entrepeneur, and an early champion of the rights of artists and intellectual property. Most of all we meet a writer whose wit and brilliance were matched only by his determination to publish on his ... View more info

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A Monk Swimming: a Memoir

By: McCourt, Malachy

Price: $6.44

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts, U. S. A., Hyperion Books: 1998

Edition: Eighth Printing

Seller ID: 001358

ISBN: 0786884142

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Malachy McCourt, brother of Frank McCourt (Angela's Ashes, 'Tis) has written this memoir telling his own story of leaving his childhood of poverty in Limerick, Ireland, and heading for the promise of America. Armed with a wild humor and gift for storytelling, he ran from memories of a drunken, vanished father and the humiliations of Angela, his mother. He carved a place for himself in New York as the first celebrity bartender; on stage, performing works of James Joyce, a... View more info

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A Monk Swimming: a Memoir

By: McCourt, Malachy

Price: $6.44

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts, U. S. A., Hyperion Books: 1998

Edition: Eighth Printing

Seller ID: 001359

ISBN: 0786884142

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Malachy McCourt, brother of Frank McCourt (Angela's Ashes, 'Tis) has written this memoir telling his own story of leaving his childhood of poverty in Limerick, Ireland, and heading for the promise of America. Armed with a wild humor and gift for storytelling, he ran from memories of a drunken, vanished father and the humiliations of Angela, his mother. He carved a place for himself in New York as the first celebrity bartender; on stage, performing works of James Joyce, a... View more info

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The Moon's a Balloon

By: Niven, David

Price: $8.28

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1972

Edition: Later Edition

Seller ID: 004263

ISBN: No

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


This is a memoir by British actor David Niven (1910–1983) , It details his early life from childhood , including the death of his father. During his young life he moved from boarding school to boarding school, because the person his mother married didn't want him around. The book ends about early mid-life. Very amusing with lots of name dropping (for which he apologizes) and photos. Includes index. Very light wear, no fading, but the pages are wavy as though the book b... View more info

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The Privilege of Youth

By: Pelzer, Dave

Price: $9.20

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., E P Dutton: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002461

ISBN: 0525947698

Condition: New in New dust jacket


Millions of readers can attest to the heartbreak and courage of Dave Pelzer's story of growing up in an abusive home. Now this former lost boy who defeated insurmountable odds to emerge whole and happy at last takes us on his incredible odyssey toward healing and forgiveness. In this book, the author supplies the missing chapter of his life: As a boy on the threshold of adulthood. With his usual sensitivity and insight, he recounts the relentless taunting he endured from... View more info

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They Had a Dream; the Story of African-American Astronauts

By: Phelps, J. Alfred

Price: $13.80

Publisher: Novata, CA, Presidio Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004212

ISBN: 0891414975

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


This is an inspiring account of a small band of proud professionals, people who had strength of character and commitment to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles on their road to the "final frontier. " The spine tail has a 1/2" piece coming loose..; Octavo (standard book size); 291 pages View more info

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Houdini: Art and Magic

By: Rapaport, Brooke Kamin

Price: $33.12

Publisher: Yale University Press: 2010

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 004441

ISBN: 0300146841

Condition: New with No dust jacket as issued


The book is still in publishers shrinkwrap. This well-illustrated volume is a biography of Harry Houdini's life and work. Compiled in conjunction with the Jewish Museum, essays about Houdini are accompanied by interviews with novelist E. L. Doctorow, Teller, Kenneth Silverman, and more. One of Houdini's passions, aside from performing, was outing fake spiritualists. All is in this book with much more. ; B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 280 pages View more info