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African Saga: a Brief Introduction to African History

By: Samkange, Stanlake

Price: $11.04

Publisher: Nashville, Tn, U. S. A., Abingdon Press: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003941

ISBN: 0687009537

Condition: Good

This is not only a brief introduction to African history, but an attempt to correct some of the misconceptions held about the continent and its people. Whether or not one agrees with some of the author's opinions, one will find this an easy-to-read, informative overview of the subject. Until very recently it was assumed and perpetuated through histories that the only history of Africa is that of the white man. Here is a chance to read in a popular style the fascinating African story as seen through the eyes and viewpoints of a distinguished black historian. The binding is tight with several cr... View more info

Japanese Inn, a Reconstruction of the Past

By: Statler, Oliver

Price: $13.80

Publisher: New York, NY, Random House: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003595

Condition: Fine in Very Good dust jacket

This is a book written through the long-standing calm and historic Minaguchi-ya, an inconspicuous rural inn. Oliver Statler spent several years in Japan, came to love it, and considered this inn it's most historic place of calm and beauty, stubbornly holding on to the old ways of Japan. This is a book of the social history of Japan through 400 years, closely researched with many interviews. It is enhanced by 50 prints, many of them Hiroshige (including the jacket) . The page tops are stained blue. The jacket has minor repaired tears at the top (less than 1/8") but is chipped at the top spi... View more info

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The Hindenburg

By: Mooney, Michael MacDonald

Price: $12.88

Publisher: New York, NY, Dodd, Mead: 1975

Seller ID: 004156

ISBN: 0396065023

Condition: Fine in Good dust jacket

This is a minute by minute account of the final flight of the Nazi airship Hindenburg. It is filled with gripping suspense as undercover Luftwaffe officers and the crew aboard try to prevent sabotage while passengers go about their lives unaware of the deadly game and disaster that threatens. Copyright 1972, this book has a Library of Congress date of 1975. Includes 28 pages of photographs, including earlier Zepplins and diagrams of the Hindenburg cruising and right before the crash. Page tops stained red with a tiny area turned white, this book is bound in black cloth with gold lettering on t... View more info