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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

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

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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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Never Give Up: a Biography of Thomas L. Thomas

By: Price, Cheryl

Price: $15.64

Publisher: New York, Iuniverse, Inc.: 2004

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 002786

ISBN: 0595331343

Condition: New with no dust jacket

On May 8, 1944, the B17 climbed and joined other bombers in the cloudy skies over England. It had been a smooth takeoff. Thomas L. Thomas adjusted his navigator's seat in the plane's nose section and glanced out toward the clouds that quickly enveloped the ground beneath the plane. In one sense, he felt somewhat sheltered when the plane joined other planes, 25, 000 feet above the English Channel. He imagined that the layer of clouds hid the Flying Fortresses from the flak of enemy fire. However, he knew it was a false sense of security. This is the story of Thomas's experiences in WWII, includ... View more info

Princess Alice: a Biography of Alice Roosevelt Longworth

By: Brough, James

Price: $6.46

Publisher: Boston, MA, Little, Brown And Company: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001413

ISBN: 0316109894

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

This is a well-written biography of Theodore Roosevelt's daughter Alice. It begins as they have a farewell dinner before leaving the Presidential manor for good. Photographs generously scattered throughout the biography. The cover is blue with a lighter blue at the spine. The spine is quite attractive with lettering in silver and the title behind a deep blue block. There is one light spot on the cover, where one might put their thumb, and the bottom rear corner is lightly worn. The vertical and bottom horizontal page edges have a few spots on them. The rear inside board also has a spot. 335 pa... View more info

Saint Nicholas: Life and Legend

By: Ebon, Martin

Price: $13.80

Publisher: New York, NY, Harper & Row: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003751

ISBN: 0060621133

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket

This volume contains the fascinating illustrated story of how the revered Bishop Nicholas of Myra evolved into jolly old Santa Claus. In many ways, Nicholas was a paradox: The same man who saved three young girls from being sold into slavery publicly slapped the face of a suspected heretic at the Council of Nicaea. Lavishly illustrated, the pictures allow us to see as well as read about Nicholas' transformation, which is an enigmatic story. It is peppered with little-known facts and legends; the dead are raised, ships steered without rudders, apparitions appear to condemned men, demons set the... 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: 4350

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. His wife and children are included, as that was his life: husband, father, president, hero. Much more exciting than this so... View more info

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The Book of Telling: a Memoir

By: Muir, Sharona

Price: $10.58

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Schocken Books: 2005

Edition: Stated First Edition

Seller ID: 002804

ISBN: 0805242341

Condition: New in New dust jacket

After her father died, Sharona Muir learned by chance that he had invented Israel's first rocket. Amazed by this discovery, Muir traveled to Israel to meet her father's colleagues, a group of idealists - many of them refugees from Europe - who had been summoned by David Ben-Gurion to create weapons for a new nation. With the equivalent of $3, 000, these young scientists set up shop in a rooftop shed in Tel Aviv, working day and night, falling asleep at their desks while still holding pencils. Through the memories they share, Muir comes to know the brilliant, impassioned, and creative young Itz... View more info

The Clock, the Balance and the Guillotine

By: Susac, Andrew

Price: $11.04

Publisher: Doubleday & Company: 1970

Seller ID: 000772

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

The life of Antoine Lavoisier, for whom the first guillotine was named. The red and black binding has slight edge wear and a white scratch across the front near the top. 206 pages including an index, no marks or tears. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. View more info

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The Hidden Life of Otto Frank

By: Lee, Carol Ann

Price: $19.32

Publisher: New York, NY, William Morrow: 2003

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 004128

ISBN: 0060520825

Condition: New in New dust jacket

The author presents an astonishing and moving portrait of a man whose life, both charmed and cursed, was interwoven with one of the most momentous events of the last century as the father of Anne Frank. Based on impeccable research into rare archives and filled with excerpts from the secret journal he kept from the day of his liberation from Auschwitz until his return to the secret annex in 1945, this biography explores every facet of Frank's life, and reveals who betrayed Anne Frank and her family to the Nazis.. Small remainder mark on text block. Light bend to spine end of jacket. Includes n... View more info

The Last Conquistador: Mansio Serra De Leguizamon and the Conquest of the Incas

By: Stirling, Stuart

Price: $13.80

Publisher: United Kingdom, Sutton Pub Ltd: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002765

ISBN: 075092246X

Condition: New in New dust jacket

The Inca civilization of Peru was one of the greatest of the ancient civilizations of the Americas. Famous for their massive temples and fortresses built from huge blocks of stone and decorated with sheets of pure gold, the Incas also developed a system of government, capable of holding a vast area of territory together, and an extensive system of roads, which acted as a means of colonization. In the 1530s the Spanish, led by the conquistador Pizarro, arrived in Peru. In their search for gold, they devastated the Inca culture, destroying its treasures, killings its leaders and bringing to an e... View more info

The Rough Riders

By: Roosevelt, Theodore; Perez-Stable, Marifeli (edited by)

Price: $12.88

Publisher: Allentown, PA, R. R. Donnelley & Sons Co.: 2003

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 003834

Condition: New with No dust jacket as issued

A beautiful Lakeside Press edition of this true classic, the story of the Rough Riders, including Roosevelt, up San Juan Hill during the Spanish-American war. Well-illustrated with photos, advertisements, paintings and maps, most in color. The frontispiece is a painting of Roosevelt by Fedor Encke, 1902. Bound in green cloth with gold lettering and decoration. The top edge is gilt, the spine is sewn. Type is in 11/12.5 Garamond. Pages i-lxxvii, 1- 319, (i-ii) . ; 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall View more info