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A Daughter of Han the Autobiography of a Chinese Working Woman

By: Pruitt, Ida

Price: $11.04

Publisher: Stanford, CA, Stanford Univ. Pr: 1985

Seller ID: 003459

ISBN: 0804706069

Condition: Good


This autobiography is from the story told to the author by Ning T'ai-t'ai (The Old Mistress) . Originally published in 1945, this takes place from 1867-1938. She begins with her childhood, discusses her marriage and parents and starvation during that time. Book Two details her experiences In Service with military officials. The Japanese came in 1895; she was with the Mohammedans and civil officials, but was again with her family in 1899. In this beautifully-written book she talks of one of her children's' marriage, then more children and grandchildren which give her the most joy. In 1937-1938 ... View more info

Affairs At State

By: Villard, Henry Serrano

Price: $5.54

Publisher: New York, Thomas Y. Crowell Company: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000080

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


This book is a career diplomat's candid appraisal of the U. S. Foreign Service in 1965. The writer tired of his Service being debased by the White House, congressional committees, and the American people. This book is written boldly and bluntly, and is an informed inside analysis of what goes on in the Foreign Service and how the Service can be improved.; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

Andrew Jackson the Border Captain

By: James, Marquis

Price: $7.36

Publisher: Garden City NY, Garden City Publishing Co. , Inc.: 1940

Seller ID: B-10001

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


This biography of Andrew Jackson follows him from his childhood, to marriage, through wars. He also had numerous wards for which he paid for college. There are numerous paintings, drawings and photographs included. Binding has only one spot on the back. The lettering is gilded but somewhat faded. The page tops are dyed the same color as the book, a sort of dark blue.; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

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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

ISBN: 0142002437

Condition: New with no dust jacket


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, having brought her faithful to a new land on the eve of the American Revolution, she left behind a religious movement that was to ... View more info

Anne Frank: Beyond the Diary

By: Van De Rol, Ruud, and Verhoeven, Rian

Price: $12.92

Publisher: New York, Scholastic, Inc.: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001289

ISBN: 0590474472

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


Binding is fine, no wear on edges or spine. Front of binding shows a smiling 13-year old Anne. The book includes a very insightful introduction by Anna Quindlen. This is a photographic remembrance from her birth until 1942, the last time Jews were allowed to take photographs. The pages are fine, the words illustrated by photographs. 113 pages including a chronology of her life, a note on different diaries published, sources, and an index. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 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

ISBN: 0312195567

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


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 the decision to break her 25-year silence about what had taken place with Salinger. Photo end papers. Bottom right corner is... View more info

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Black and White Sat Down Together: the Reminiscences of an NAACP Founder

By: Ovington, Mary White

Price: $9.20

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Feminist Press: 1996

Edition: First Softcover Edition

Seller ID: 003026

ISBN: 1558611568

Condition: New


From Booklist (starred review) : "Historians. Reasessing the role of the NAACP in the U. S. Civil rights struggle. And lovers of history and biography will be glad these Depression-era reminiscences of the Euramerican woman most deeply involved with the NAACP with its 1909 formation until her death in 1951 have been rescued from the archives of the Baltimore Afro-American, where they appeared in 1932-33." View more info

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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

ISBN: 0671042556

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


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. In a world unhinged by tragedy, where mothers die and families are warped by the unbearable, a young girl must transcend pai... View more info

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Bolt of Fate: Benjamin Franklin and His Electric Kite Hoax

By: Tucker, Thomas

Price: $8.28

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Public Affairs: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002274

ISBN: 1891620703

Condition: New in New dust jacket


NEW - Nearly every schoolchild in America knows that Benjamin Franklin flew a kite during a thunderstorm in the summer of 1752. The kite conducted electricity and thew a spark from a key that Franklin attached to the kite's string. He thereby proved that lightning and electricity were one. In this book, Tom Tucker revisits the scientific scene of the mid-eighteenth century; a jostling experimental arena that attracted philosophers, aristocrats, celebrated beauties, wheeler-dealers and social climbers. What no one has successfully proven until now - and what few have suggested - is that Frankli... View more info

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Bunuel

By: Baxter, John

Price: $8.74

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

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 002896

ISBN: 0786706198

Condition: New with no dust jacket


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 stands among the greatest creative artists of the 20th century. Disguising his sensitivity in cynicism and a calculated use of th... View more info

Cardigan

By: Thomas, Donald Serrell

Price: $7.82

Publisher: New York, NY, Viking Press: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003636

ISBN: 0670203882

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


James Thomas Brudenell, Seventh Earl of Cardigan (1797-1868) , dragoon, hussar, huntsman, landholder, husband, adulterer, sometime Member of Parliament, duelist, probably the most hated and adulated aristocrat of his time, waited for almost sixty years for his moment of glory (or disaster, as his enemies and most historians would insist) . When it came, it took place in an obscure Crimean valley, lasted 20 minutes, and was dubbed The Charge of the Light Brigade. This biography brilliantly adds to what is known about Cardigan - that he led a long life of such extravagance, scandal and glitter t... View more info

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Charlie Chaplin: Comic Genius

By: Robinson, David

Price: $8.28

Publisher: New York, Harry N Abrams Inc: 1996

Seller ID: 003020

ISBN: 0810928841

Condition: New with no dust jacket


In 1914 Charlie Chaplin emerged from the costume shed at Hollywood's Keystone Studios wearing baggy pants, and ill-fitting jacket, and a small bowler hat - and thus was born the Little Tramp, one of the world's most beloved film characters. This small book chronicles Chaplin's brilliant career as an actor, writer, and director, as well as his often-controversial and much-publicized personal life - his love affairs, his pusuit by the FBI, and his final break with the United States. With his brilliantly observed characterizations and his comic genius, Charlie Chaplin forever changed the course o... View more info

Daktar Diplomat in Bangladesh

By: Olsen, Viggo; Lockerbie, Jeanette W.

Price: $7.82

Publisher: Chicago, IL, Moody Press: 1973

Edition: Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 002404

ISBN: 0802417450

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Daktar Diplomat in Bangladesh is the dramatic story of Dr. Viggo B. Olsen's phenomenal surgical/diplomatic/wartime adventures - and the bloody birth of Bangladesh. " "Propelled from a carefree Nebraska boyhood into the operating rooms of noted hospitals, Dr. Olsen rejects a remarkable opportunity in academic surgery to serve suffering East Pakistanis half a world away. When war strikes, he rejects evacuation to treat the injured and face a killing, burning, raping army. " B & w photographs throughout. With a cloth cover, the jacket has a very small tear at the bottom back, and show... View more info

Darwin and the Science of Evolution

By: Tort, Patrick

Price: $7.36

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts, U. S. A., Harry N Abrams Inc: 2001

Seller ID: 001546

ISBN: 0810921367

Condition: New with no dust jacket


In 1859 the British naturalist Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species, describing the concept of natural selection. According to this revolutionary theory, plant and animal species are not fixed, but evolve, adapting to changing environments and to the pressures of competition. This celebrated book laid the foundation for modern evolutionary theory and sparked an impassioned debate on the origins of humankind that pitted secular science against traditional religious dogma. He altered the science of biology and changed forever the way we understand ourselves and our place in the worl... View more info

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Dr. Spock: an American Life

By: Maier, Thomas

Price: $6.44

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Basic Books: 2003

Edition: First Softcover Edition

Seller ID: 002366

ISBN: 0465043151

Condition: New with no dust jacket


Dr. Benjamin Spock (1903-1998) is known for revolutionizing mainstream American family life with his book Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care, for the controversy caused by his psychological advice, and for his early and courageous opposition to the war in Vietnam. Now, for the first time, award-winning biographer Thomas Maier tells the complete story in his acclaimed biography, Dr. Spock: An American Life. Drawing on his extensive interviews with Spock and his family, and exhaustive research, Maier reveals the surprising and complicated journey of the man who said, "Trust yourself. You know m... View more info

Eating Children: with an Unfinished Memoir Frightening People

By: Tweedle, Jill

Price: $6.44

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1994

Seller ID: 000415

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


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

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Free Frank: A Black Pioneer on the Antebellum Frontier

By: Walker, Juliet E.K.

Price: $8.28

Publisher: Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.A., Univ Pr of Kentucky: 1983

Edition: No Edition

Seller ID: 002335

ISBN: 0813108403

Condition: New


The story of Free Frank is not only a testament to human courage and resourcefulness but affords new insights into the American frontier. Born a slave in the South Carolina piedmont in 1777, Frank died a free man in 1854 in a town he had founded in western Illinois. His accomplishments, creditable for any frontiersman, were for a black man extraordinary. When his owner moved to Tennessee, he was left in charge of the Kentucky farm. During the War of 1812, he set up his own saltpeter works, an enterprise he maintained until he left Kentucky. With his wife and four children, all free, Frank left... View more info

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From Enemy Territory: Pale Diary (5 April to 15 July 1992)

By: Vuksanovic, Mladen; Fischer, Josechka (Foreword by) ; Hoare, Quintin (translator)

Price: $11.04

Publisher: London, England, Saqi: 2004

Edition: First Softcover Edition

Seller ID: 003862

ISBN: 0863567266

Condition: New


NEW - This diary is set at the outbreak of the Bosnian war. Mladen Vuksanovic, an award-winning journalist, records here the unfolding of events. The author lived in the ski resort of Pale, above Sarajevo. When the savage assault by Radovan Karadzic was launched on the city in April 1992, Vuksanovic - refusing to collaborate - became a prisoner in his own home; he was cut off from all family and friends. In this book he expressed his terror and disgust of the ruler during the 100 days of Karadzic's rule, as he looted, murdered, and the other horrors of war. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

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Half a Life

By: Strauss, Darin

Price: $12.88

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, McSweeney's: 2010

Seller ID: 004145

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


This true story begins "Half my life ago, I killed a girl. " An outing in his father's car resulted in the death of a classmate and the beginning of a different, darker life for the author. Strauss brings us through the collision, funeral, the queasy drama of a high-stakes court case - and what starts as a tragic event opens into the story of how to live with a very hard fact: We can try our human best and it might not be good enough. He writes a nakedly honest, ultimately hopeful examination of guilt, responsibility, and living with the past.; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

Harold: the Last Anglo-Saxon King

By: Walker, Ian W.

Price: $13.80

Publisher: Burton-on-trent, Staffordshire, United Kingdom, Wrens Park Publishing: 2000

Seller ID: 002766

ISBN: 0905778464

Condition: New in New dust jacket


King Harold Godwineson (c. 1022-66) is one of history's shadowy figures, known mainly for his defeat and death at the battle of Hastings. His true status and achievements have been overshadowed by the events of October 1066 and by the bias imposed by the Norman victory. In reality, he deserves to be recalled as one of England's greatest rulers. This volume sets out to correct this distorted image by presenting Harold's life in its proper context, offering the first full-length critical study of his career in the years leading up to 1066. Ian Walker presents a carefully research critique of the... 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

ISBN: 0151421935

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


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 theatricals, snobberies of students and much more make this memoir continually captivating and difficult to put down. The binding... 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

ISBN: 1560257393

Condition: New


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 a life. This is a necessary book for anyone interested in Kerouac or the Beat Generation. This book also contain the charact... View more info

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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

ISBN: 067003228X

Condition: New in New dust jacket


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 the history of the juvenile justice system. It also sheds light on our contemporary predicament, encouraging us to think about ... View more info

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Kate Remembered

By: Berg, A. Scott

Price: $7.36

Publisher: New York, Putnam Pub Group: 2003

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 002147

ISBN: 0399151648

Condition: New in New dust jacket


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. " 370 pages, some photos. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 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

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


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 and recovery from alcoholism; his marriages, politics and spiritual beliefs. In short, everything about this very interesting ... View more info