Peace in Vietnam a New Approach in Southeast Asia

By: N/A

Price: $10.12

Publisher: New York, Hill And Wang: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001925


You Americans don't understand. You are making beggars of our children, prostitutes of our women, and Communists of our men!" These words were uttered by a young Vietnamese teacher. They were directed at an American G. I. In Hue, South Vietnam, who had been passing out candy to a group of youngsters. The American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker organization, had been making every effort that it could to end the fighting in Vietnam. As part of this effort, a worki... View more info

Insects: a Pocket Companion

By: Booksales

Price: $13.80

Publisher: Edison, New Jersey, U. S. A., Chartwell Books: 1999

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 003187


There are over one million species of insect and more are discovered each year. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to some of the more well-known species, with special hints on examining them. A fact-packed introduction is followed by a visual directory of world-wide species. A host of individual entries presents brief descriptions of each insect's characteristics, and a list of vital statistics relating to size and appearance. Each one is illustrated in col... View more info

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The Ig Nobel Prizes: the Annals of Improbable Research

By: Abrahams, Marc

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., E P Dutton: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002851


Everyone knows about the Nobel Prizes, those prestigious awards that recognize the world's most talented and innovative minds. Unfortunately, not all of the hopeful thinkers and academics areound the globe can become Nobel Laureates, but some are lucky enough to win the esteemed Ig Nobel Prize instead. Their unbelievable accomplishments are now documented in glorious detail, in this book. Drawn from the world's wackiest actual achievements in science, economics, and peac... View more info

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Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions

By: Alcoholics Anonymous

Price: $8.28

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Alcoholics Anonymous World Serv Inc.: 1985

Edition: Thirtieth Printing

Seller ID: 002819


From the foreword: Alcoholics Anonymous began in 1935 in Akron, Ohio, as the outcome of a meeting between a well-known surgeon and a New York broker. Both were severe cases of alcoholism and were destined to become cofounders of the A. A. Fellowship. This book deals with the "Twelve Steps" and the "Twelve Traditions" of A. A. It presents an explicit view of the principles by which A. A. Members recover and by which their Society functions. The Twelve Step... View more info

The Age of Empires

By: Aldrich, Robert

Price: $27.60

Publisher: London, Thames & Hudson: 2007

Seller ID: 003462


NEW - STILL IN PUBLISHERS PLASTIC. Heavily illustrated with 200 color reproductions of paintings and printed images-up to 17 x 11 inches-and 100 black and white photos and engravings, this large volume considers the combined history of empires in the West through the stories of 13 modern empires. This account raises new subjects, from the roles of women in empire building to food and ecology, and observes how the maps of the explorations, the chronologies of the conquest... View more info

Threshold of Terror: the Last Hours of the Monarchy in the French Revolution

By: Allen, Rodney

Price: $13.80

Publisher: United Kingdom, Sutton Pub Ltd: 1999

Seller ID: 002860


The French Revolution of 1789 did not set out to end the French monarchy. It aimed to create liberal constitutional government, with the king continuing to be responsible for national administration. This objective was believed to have been attained by the establishment of the Constitution of September, 1791. However, radicals were not satisfied and France's declaration of war against Austria in April 1792 enhanced fears of counter-revolution led by aristocratic emigre f... View more info

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Joyous Greetings: the First International Women's Movement, 1830-1860

By: Anderson, Bonnie S.

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, NY, Oxford University Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004138


Joyous Greetings traces the early development of the first international women's movement, documenting the activities of what Anderson designated as 20 core members for three decades. This was the first international feminist movement, championing women's rights in the United States, Britain, France, and Germany. At the height of the Victorian period, they insisted their sex deserved full political equality, and called for a new kind of marriage based on companionship, t... View more info

The Story of Judaism

By: Bamberger, Bernard J.

Price: $7.36

Publisher: New York, NY, Schocken Books: 1970

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 003685


This is the Third Augmented Edition. It is a comprehensive history of the faith of Israel. Recognizing that the history of Judaism cannot be separated from the history of the Jewish people itself, Dr. Bamberger tells that story, too, but he focuses on the inner content of Jewish life - the religious ideas, observances, and institutions. He makes vivid the ideas and practices of Judaism from its nomadic beginnings in Biblical times, through exile, to life in America and t... View more info

Mystery of the Nile: the Epic Story of the First Descent of the World's Deadliest River

By: Bangs, Richard; Scaturro, Pasquale

Price: $8.74

Publisher: E Rutherford, New Jersey, U. S. A., Putnam Pub Group: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003121


Ever since explorers first ventured upriver, the possibility of navigating the Nile from beginning to end has been a tantalizing dream, but it remained one of the last gret incomplete journeys of exploration. Many perished trying by drowning, shooting, or simply disappearing. Renowned adventurer Pasquale Scaturro with his partner, Gordon Brown, made history in 2004. Leading an expedition that completed the epic first descent of the Blue Nile and Nile in 114 days, they tr... View more info

Ungentlemanly Acts: the Army's Notorious Incest Trial

By: Barnett, Louise

Price: $7.36

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Hill & Wang Pub: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001392


In April 1879, on a remote military base in Texas, Captain Andrew Geddes, a decorated Army officer of dubious moral reputation, faced a court-martial. The trial unearthed shocking tales of seduction, incest, and abduction. This happened in the post-Civil War period, when Americans were striving to define their moral codes anew. The highest figure in the United States Army, General Sherman, got involved, and made it his personal mission to se that Geddes was punished for ... View more info

The Worst Poverty; a History of Debts and Debtors

By: Barty-King, Hugh

Price: $12.88

Publisher: Phoenix Mill, UK, Budding Books: 1997

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 002857


'Debt is the worst poverty' runs an old proverb. Whether by misfortune or mismanagement, debt has continually brought misery to the minority - just as much in previous centuries as in the credit society of the 1990s. In this fascinating and highly readable book, Hugh Barty-King provides a well-researched insight into the behaviour of the age-old principles involved: Buyer/debtor and selller/creditor, money-borrower and money-lender, banker, mortgager, pawnbroker - and th... View more info

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The Mayflower Pilgrims Roots of Puritan, Presbyterian, Congregationalist, and Baptist Heritage

By: Beale, David

Price: $18.40

Publisher: Greenville, SC, Ambassador-Emerald Int'l.: 2002

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 004386


This is the fascinating account of one of the greatest adventures of all time. It is recounted here in its entire breadth, from Reformation backgrounds to the nineteenth century. Engagingly written, this complete and up-to-date account includes research never before published. Dispelling numerouw popular myths concerning the English Separatist Movement, this book establishes the movement's true role in the English, American, and Christian heritage. Includes 14 pages of c... View more info

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Over the Edge of the World Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe

By: Bergreen, Laurence

Price: $14.72

Publisher: New York, NY, William Morrow: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004421


The spine ends of the jacket have light wear. ; This is the firt time in nearly half a century that anyone has attempted to narrate the complete story of Magellan's unprecedented circumnavigation of the globe - to tell this truly gripping and profoundly important story of heroism, discovery, and disaster. Magellan's fleet sailed from Seville, Spain to find a water route to the Spice Islands in Indonesia. Most important, though, they were looking for a passageway through ... View more info

Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife

By: Biddle, Ellen McGowan

Price: $8.74

Publisher: Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, U. S. A., Stackpole Books: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002899


Originally printed in 1907, this volume is part of the Frontier Classics Series, and has a new introduction by Peter Cozzens, author of several acclaimed books on the Civil War and Western history. Ellen Mcgowan Biddle was the wife of James Biddle, a U. S. Army officer who saw wide service on the frontier. This book is a collection of her articulate, astute observations about life in the Army. From Macon, Georgia, where she first went to join her husband, to Fort Robinso... View more info

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London's Parks & Gardens

By: Billington, Jill

Price: $25.76

Publisher: United Kingdom, Frances Lincoln Ltd: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003166


London is among the greenest of cities, with over 67 square miles of parks and gardens. This volume takes the reader on a guided tour of London's green spaces, taking in public squares, community and allotment gardens, riverside walks, front gardens and window boxes - and the many and monumental public parks, from the grand formality of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens to the wild heathland of Hampstead and the commons. Illustrated with color photos that capture all the ... View more info

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Russia's Road to Deeper Democracy

By: Bjorkman, Tom

Price: $7.36

Publisher: Washington, D. C. , U. S.a., Brookings Inst Press: 2003

Seller ID: 002167


Russia has embarked on a slow but steady path of foreign policy alignment with the West. President Vladimir Putin's market-oriented economic policies and structural reforms have added momentum. But in the long run, the decisive factor in Russia's relationship with the West will be the nature of the political order it builds on the ruins of communism. Since the Soviet collapse Russia seems stalled somewhere between democracy as understood in the West and the highly author... View more info

Offensive in the Balkans: the Potential for a Wider War As a Result of Foreign Intervention in Bosnia-Herzegovina

By: Bodansky, Yossef

Price: $16.56

Publisher: Alexandria, Va, U. S. A., International Media Corp. For And On Behalf Of The International Strategic Studies Association: 1995

Seller ID: 001909


This book discusses the origins of this war, the local roots and the Bosnian Jihad, manipulating Washington, relations between Belgrade and Zagreb, and also between Moscow and Berlin. The author posits what he expects to happen next and includes a chapter on the former Yugoslavia. There is considerable information in this book that the average person is probably not aware of, and so makes interesting reading. 115 pages including a bibliography and a short biography about... View more info

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Mirrors of the Economy: Historische Aktien USA; Historic Stock Certificates USA, Volume 1

By: Braun, Hans

Price: $17.48

Publisher: Mainz, Germany, Hermann Schmidt Verl. Gmbh & Co. KG: 1996

Seller ID: 002920


In German and English. The collecting of historic, or obsolete, securities has heretofore been limited to a small number of enthusiasts, especially when compared to other areas of collecting. It requires a familiarity with, and an interest in, economics and finance. A given collection, consisting of any combination of groups and differentiating along regional, national or international lines, is limited only by the inclination and interests of the collector. Areas contai... View more info

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Mirrors of the Economy: Historic Share Certificates Europe; Historische Aktien Europa, Volume 1 Spiegelbilder Der Wirtschaft

By: Braun, Hans; Urmston, Richard

Price: $17.48

Publisher: Germany, Verlag Hermann Schmidt Mainz: 1996

Seller ID: 003398


In German and English. The collecting of historic, or obsolete, securities has heretofore been limited to a small number of enthusiasts, especially when compared to other areas of collecting. It requires a familiarity with, and an interest in, economics and finance. A given collection, consisting of any combination of groups and differentiating along regional, national or international lines, is limited only by the inclination and interests of the collector. For each cou... View more info

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Boom! Talking about the Sixties

By: Brokow, Tom

Price: $8.28

Publisher: New York, Random House: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4352


Tom Brokaw, one of America's premier journalists talks with a wide range of people to give us an epic portrait of the tumultuous Sixties. The voices and stories of both famous people and ordinary citizens come together in a "virtual reunion" as Brokaw takes us on a memorable journey through a remarkable time. A DVD excerpt from the HISTORY™ special 1968 with Tom Brokaw, is included. The front bottom corner is bent up a bit. ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" t... View more info

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Boom! Talking about the Sixties

By: Brokow, Tom

Price: $8.28

Publisher: New York, Random House: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004352


Tom Brokaw, one of America's premier journalists talks with a wide range of people to give us an epic portrait of the tumultuous Sixties. The voices and stories of both famous people and ordinary citizens come together in a "virtual reunion" as Brokaw takes us on a memorable journey through a remarkable time. A DVD excerpt from the HISTORY™ special 1968 with Tom Brokaw, is included. The front bottom corner is bent up a bit. ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" t... View more info

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Beasts in Heraldry

By: Brooke-Little, J. P. (Rickmond Herald Of Arms)

Price: $25.76

Publisher: Brattleboro, Vermont, The Stephen Greene Press: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003932


Heraldry is like a vast castle full of myriad secrets and interests, pleasures and distractions. Mary Angel has discovered and highlighted one of these in the most enchanting way. This is not only a book on heraldry; the coats shown are not actual, even though they are heraldically correct. Instead, this is a collection of delicate, romantic pictures devised and designed in such a way as to relate the creatures of nature to those of heraldry. This volume is valuable, as ... View more info

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The Lost City of Solomon & Sheba: an African Mystery

By: Brown-Lowe, Robin; Thesiger, Sir Wilfred (Foreword by)

Price: $16.56

Publisher: Phoenix Mill, UK, Sutton Pub Ltd: 2003

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 003129


The Lost City of Solomon & Sheba is a gripping story of discovery and detection set in one of the most mysterious ancient civilizations, the heart of south-central Africa. It is an ancient ruined civilization comprising several thousand stone structures - many as large as modern towns - and all surrounded by thousands of abandoned gold mines. The author grew up in this part of Africa and has devoted a lifetime to researching the origins of this lost culture, reaching a c... View more info

Gendered Justice in the American West: Women Prisoners in Men's Penitentiaries

By: Butler, Anne M.

Price: $11.50

Publisher: Urbana, Illinois, Univ Of Illinois Press: 1997

Seller ID: 002890


Even more than the well-known images of the lone gunfighter or the reckless cowboy, the penitentiary was an important symbol of violence in the American West, violence that intensified when compounded by the factors of race, class, and sex. In this pathbreaking study of women prisoners in men's penitentiaries from 1865 to 1915, Anne M. Butler shows that the women, already faced with distinct gender disadvantages within western society, were subjected to intense physical ... View more info

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"Unsinkable" the Full Story of the RMS Titanic

By: Butler, Daniel Allen

Price: $11.04

Publisher: Mechanicsburg, PA, Stackpole Books: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003727


No other ship in history has attracted so much attention, stirred up so much powerful emotion, or accumulated so many legends and myths as the Titanic. This volume is a fresh look at this incredible story, one that centers on the people who built the ship, crewed her, and sailed on her. It follows the great ship through her path toward disaster, slowly sinking in the North Atlantic on April 14, 1912. The story doesn't end there; the high drama of the U. S. Senate investi... View more info