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A Home in the Heart of a City: A Woman's Search for Community , Hirsch, Kathleen
1 A Home in the Heart of a City: A Woman's Search for Community  Hirsch, Kathleen
0374280797 / 9780374280796 Like New.  
Hardcover. Stated 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1998 North Point Press. Superclean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight; appears unread. Minor shelfwear to jacket. Gift-giving condition. 244pp. Language: English. 'With warmth and energy, hope, and a lovely, precise way with language, Hirsch lets us encounter the community she lives in: Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, part of Boston. JP, as its residents call it, has wrested community out of the urban nightmares of drugs, decaying infrastructure, and city tensions. Its people are primarily young, poor, and racially diverse. But its rich cultural life and its deeply felt sense of place have come about because of the hard work of some individual folks and many grassroots associations. Hirsch profiles these with great charm, but more than that, she conveys the flavor of meeting neighbors over beer in the local pub, babies in tow; of the learning that comes when elders, children, newcomers, and old hippies gather around Jamaica Pond. In one of the best set pieces in the book, she describes the Wake Up the Earth festival, a community event in which stilt walkers, face painters, paper dragons, and regular folks didn't let ghastly weather stand in the way of their celebration. Through it all, her elegant, vivid descriptions of the increments that make a place a home and a street a community warm the heart. ... Hirsch's tribute will leave readers longing to build a similar place for themselves, wherever they are.'--GraceAnne A. DeCandido, Booklist.  
Price: 15.00 USD
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A World Without Heroes , Roche, George
2 A World Without Heroes  Roche, George
0916308898 / 9780916308896 Good.  
Paperback. Large softcover 1987 Hillsdale College Press. Very clean; no marks; spine uncreased. Noticeable average wear to corners. 368pp, Index. Language: English. 'This ringing defense of Christianity--humorous, insightful and uncompromising--takes careful and timeless aim at those ideas which Roche claims have shriveled the will of the West.'--Ingram.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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Cottonwood Roots , Luther, Kem
3 Cottonwood Roots  Luther, Kem
0803229062 / 9780803229068 Very Good.  
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1993 University of Nebraska Press. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. Only light wear. 152 pages; Sources. Language: English. 'In order to trace his genealogical roots, Luther (computer science, Sheridan College, Canada) has gone on a journey from Broken Bow, Nebraska, to the state of New York. The narrative of Luther's search for his ancestors is not a typical genealogical history but reflects the author's background in philosophy and computer science. Allusions to mathematical modeling, databases, actuarial tables, and probabilities delineate his point of view. While he touches on the births, lives, and deaths in his family, Luther also examines such varied topics as the Amish, Millerites, gene pools, and the Civil War. He writes about the popularity of genealogical research during the 1930s and 1940s in Buffalo: Genealogists, it would seem, sometimes inhabit the same decadent, twilight space as philosophers. The metaphor of cottonwood roots refers to a family history at once stable and adjustable. Recommended for most libraries.'--Vicki L. Toy Smith, Library Journal, 1993. Keywords: genealogy, ancestry, heritage, memoir, travel.  
Price: 15.00 USD
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Firestone Builds Today the Tire of Tomorrow -- New York World's Fair 1939 , No author stated.
4 Firestone Builds Today the Tire of Tomorrow -- New York World's Fair 1939  No author stated.
Good.  
Paperback. Small (6.5 x 5 inches) softcover booklet with stapled binding, published 1939 by Firestone Tire and Rubber Company. Guide to the Firestone Factory and Exhibition Building at the NY World's Fair. Average wear: crisp crease to back cover; soft crease to middle of both covers. Light age-tanning to paper. Very clean; no marks or rips, binding tight. 48 pages; black-and-white photos. Language: English. Back cover shows Typical American Farm display. Keywords: brochure, pamphlet, automotive, technology, manufacturer, manufacturing, advertising, promotional, vintage, collectible, ephemera, memorabilia, expo, exposition, Trylon and Perisphere, souvenir, race car driver, Wilbur Shaw, Louis Unser, Ab Jenkins, Champion, plastics. No ISBN.  
Price: 20.00 USD
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Have a Happy May 1 (Your Day series) , Mintzer, Amy (editor)
5 Have a Happy May 1 (Your Day series)  Mintzer, Amy (editor)
Like New.  
Hardcover. Small, slim hardcover 1995 Natalis Press, NY. Glossy picture cover--no dustjacket. Superclean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. Only a hint of wear. The 'To: - From:' space inside front cover is blank. Gift-giving condition. No additional printings indicated. Ca. 26 pages (pages not numbered); color graphics. Language: English. Gift book for person whose birth date is May 1, containing fun, silly, and informative facts and trivia about the First of May: historical events; sports records; songs, books, and movies at the tops of the charts; famous people who share this birthday: Judy Collins, Jack Paar, Joseph Heller. Keywords: novelty, birthdate. No ISBN.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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Living in the Future: International House New York: 75 years , Hall, Lee
6 Living in the Future: International House New York: 75 years  Hall, Lee
Like New.  
Hardcover. Presumed 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 2000 International House New York. Superclean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight; appears unread. Gift-giving condition. 128 pages; black-and-white photos. Foreword by David Rockefeller. Language: English. No ISBN. Published to commemorate the seventy-fifth anniversary of this global student community, whose population has included Nobel laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, and world leaders. '[B]egins with the idealistic dream of founder Henry Edmonds and follows the story of International House to the present day, as it explores its heritage as a paradigm for the real possibility of attaining world peace. Illustrated with more than 145 rare photographs, ... many never before published....'--from jacket flap. Includes roster of former and present members of Board of Trustees.  
Price: 100.00 USD
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Mount St. Helens Holocaust: A Diary of Destruction, Koenninger, Tom (editor)
7 Mount St. Helens Holocaust: A Diary of Destruction Koenninger, Tom (editor)
Paperback. Very Good. 
Softcover with stapled binding, published 1980 by The Columbian and C.F. Boone Publishers. Light wear to covers (minor crescent creases). Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. 64 pages; many color and black-and-white photos. Language: English. Chronicle of the eruption of the volcano and its dramatic effects, as covered by the reporters and photographers of the Vancouver, Washington newspaper The Columbian. No ISBN. 
Price: 17.00 USD
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8 News Headlines  Evans, Harold
0030075017 / 9780030075018 Good.  
Hardcover. Hardcover with dustjacket 1974 Holt. Text clean; binding tight. Dampstain to jacket and near spine; pages a bit wavy. Foxing at top edge. 150pp, Index, References, Glossary, Bibliography. Language: English. Hard-to-find title. Keywords: newspaper, journalism, layout, typography, pasteup, graphics, design.  
Price: 75.00 USD
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No Breathing Room: The Aftermath of Chernobyl , Medvedev, Grigori
9 No Breathing Room: The Aftermath of Chernobyl  Medvedev, Grigori
0465051146 / 9780465051144 Very Good.  
Hardcover. 1st English translation edition hardcover with dustjacket 1993 Basic Books. Remainder mark at bottom page edge. Otherwise very clean; pages bright; binding tight; light wear. 213pp, Index. Language: English. Special new Introduction by David Marples. 'Medvedev, who presented a shocking eyewitness account of the 1986 nuclear plant disaster in The Truth About Chernobyl, here describes his efforts during the 1970s and '80s to publicize nuclear hazards. A nuclear engineer in the former Soviet Union who was treated for radiation sickness in 1971, he fought the censors, mostly in vain, to publish articles about official cover-ups of nuclear accidents, radioactive contamination of large areas of land and the increasing contamination of air, food and water. Medvedev describes his battle against bureaucracy and censorship in often tedious detail. A stinging indictment of the secrecy, corruption and incompetence that led to the Chernobyl meltdown, this book includes an extensive introduction in which Marples (The Social Impact of the Chernobyl Disaster) warns of the dangers of nuclear energy in the post-Soviet world.'--Publishers Weekly, 1993.  
Price: 11.00 USD
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Noam Chomsky, Lyons, John
10 Noam Chomsky Lyons, John
0670019119 / 9780670019113 Acceptable. 
Paperback. Softcover 1970 Viking/Modern Masters. Note: This is NOT the later, revised edition. UNDERLINING sparsely throughout. Pages bright; binding tight; spine uncreased. Good reading/research copy only. 143 pages; Index. Language: English. 'In the arena of political debate, Noam Chomsky has become renowned for his radical critiques of American foreign policy. But scholars and students in the field of linguistics have long looked upon their most dynamic and influential colleague as one who speaks with unrivaled authority on all aspects of grammatical theory. John Lyons here offers a lucid and complete account of Chomsky's central theses.'--from back cover. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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Out of the Slush Pile and Into Print, Haslam, Gerald W.; Glasser, Perry
11 Out of the Slush Pile and Into Print Haslam, Gerald W.; Glasser, Perry
0913734381 / 9780913734384 Paperback. Good. 
Softcover booklet with stapled binding, published 1993 by Poets and Writers, Inc. Small stain on front cover. Text clean and unmarked; pages bright; binding tight; no creases. Brief advice on trying to get published in the early 1990s: Some of the tips are very outdated; some remain relevant. 20 pages. Language: English. Contents: Give That Unsolicited Manuscript a Chance; Baiting the Hook -- A Primer on Query Letters; Multiple Submissions -- Essential or Unethical or Both? From the 'Into Print: Guides to the Writing Life' series of practical chapbooks. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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Rogers Machinists Guide: A Practical Illustrated Treatise on Modern Machine Shop Practice, Rogers, William
12 Rogers Machinists Guide: A Practical Illustrated Treatise on Modern Machine Shop Practice Rogers, William
Good. 
Paperback. Black flexible leather-look covers; 1942 reprint Theo. Audel and Co. Front hinge cracked at title page. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; spine wiggles but binding is holding. Bright gilt titles on spine. 672 pages total (Parts 1 and 2 have separate pagination); Index; 700 handsome black-and-white illustrations. Language: English. Contents include: Materials and their properties, metals, weights, measures. Linear, square and solid units and tables; how to read working drawings; gears; vise and bench work; tools; lathe speed; chuck and face plate work; arithmetic; metric system; mensuration; gauges; milling; drilling; etc. Keywords: vintage, retro, labor, trade, job, career, machinist, machinery, instruction, instructional, Forties, 1940s, '40s. No ISBN. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Shanken's Cigar Handbook: A Connoisseur's Guide to Smoking Pleasure , Shanken, Marvin R.
13 Shanken's Cigar Handbook: A Connoisseur's Guide to Smoking Pleasure  Shanken, Marvin R.
0762400595 / 9780762400591 Very Good.  
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover w/ jacket 1997 Cigar Aficionado/Running Press. Price clipped from flap. Superclean; only light wear. 207pp, Index, Glossary, color and B/W photos. Foreword by Bill Cosby. Top 40 cigar brands section defining quality, origin, available sizes, and giving a short review with space for your own tasting notes. Directory of every market brand. Brief history; information on selection, storage, and smoking; finding a good tobacconist.  
Price: 20.00 USD
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Smithsonian Magazine (February 2006, Vol. 36, No. 11) [cover story: Resurrecting Pompeii], Winfrey, Carey (editor)
14 Smithsonian Magazine (February 2006, Vol. 36, No. 11) [cover story: Resurrecting Pompeii] Winfrey, Carey (editor)
Good. 
Paperback. Softcover periodical with stapled binding, published February 2006 by the Smithsonian Institution. Noticeable average wear: slight waviness to pages throughout. Clean and unmarked. Great reading/research copy. 104 pages; color photos; advertisements. Language: English. Cover story: Resurrecting Pompeii, by Doug Stewart, re 'objects found from the ancient Roman town buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius'. Contents: A Return to the Reefs, by Gordon Chaplin, re Bahama island; Forgotten Forest, re antique photos from Pennsylvania logging camp, by Ronald E. Ostman and Harry Littell; much more. No ISBN. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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Suicide (Library in a Book) , Flanders, Stephen A.
15 Suicide (Library in a Book)  Flanders, Stephen A.
0816019096 / 9780816019090 Very Good.  
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1991 Facts on File. Light wear to jacket. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. 214 pages; Index; Bibliography; Glossary. Language: English. For ages ca. 14-adult. 'A book that is encyclopedic in scope. Part I thoroughly summarizes historical, cultural, and religious attitudes, and explorations of the subject in literature. Theories advanced by philosophers, sociologists, psychologists, etc., are discussed. Myths and danger signals are explained, and prevention strategies are presented. The book is heavy on statistics and surveys. A lengthy chapter tackles the legal implications of passive and active euthanasia; a biographical section lists important names in the field. A chronology provides information on significant events since the mid-1940s. Part II is a guide to further research....' --Libby K. White, School Library Journal, 1991. Keywords: young adult, older readers, reference, educational.  
Price: 15.00 USD
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Summer Journal , No author stated.
16 Summer Journal  No author stated.
0811834301 / 9780811834308 New.  
Hardcover. Brand-new hardcover 2002 Chronicle Books. Still in publisher's shrinkwrap--never used. Superclean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. Gift-giving condition. Gray cloth-covered boards with black-and-white photo of a canoe inset on front. No dustjacket, as issued. Blank book with lined pages. 'Record all your sunny-day dreams and adventures in this sturdy lined journal, which includes a satin ribbon to hold your place, a pretty cloth cover, and a cover image that evokes all the romance of summer.'--from the publisher. Keywords: memory book, diary, diaries, ruled.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Best of Gauntlet: Exploring the Limits of Free Expression , Hoffman, Barry (editor)
17 The Best of Gauntlet: Exploring the Limits of Free Expression  Hoffman, Barry (editor)
1563332027 / 9781563332029 Very Good.  
Paperback. 1st SOFTCOVER printing 1994 Richard Kasak Books. Superclean; no marks or creases; appears unread. Only light shelfwear. 226pp. Language: English. Gamut of ideas from Phyllis Schlafly to Annie Sprinkle. From the publisher: 'The most provocative articles on such explosive topics as race, pornography, political correctness, and media manipulation, by the publication dedicated to exploring American society's limits.' Keywords: freedom of speech, United States, censorship, civil rights, politics, current events, political science, legal system, anthologies, anthology.  
Price: 13.00 USD
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The Charlotte Observer: Its Time and Place, 1869-1986 , Claiborne, Jack
18 The Charlotte Observer: Its Time and Place, 1869-1986  Claiborne, Jack
0807817120 / 9780807817124 Very Good.  
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1986 University of North Carolina Press. Noticeable average wear to jacket: tiny rips and edge-crumples. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. 357 pages; Index; black-and-white photos; endpaper maps. Language: English. '[T]races the development of the largest newspaper in the Carolinas from Reconstruction to the present.'--from jacket flap. Keywords: journalism, news, newspaper, media, publication, region, regional, South, Southern, North Carolinian, history, D. A. Tompkins, J. P. Caldwell, John S. and James L. Knight, Curtis Johnson, Pete McKnight.  
Price: 15.00 USD
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The New York Times Magazine, December 18, 1988 [articles on Yasir Arafat; Stephen Frears; Masai tribe], Various authors.
19 The New York Times Magazine, December 18, 1988 [articles on Yasir Arafat; Stephen Frears; Masai tribe] Various authors.
Good. 
Paperback. Staple-bound Sunday supplement published 1988 by The New York Times newspaper. Noticeable average wear; light creases throughout; light age-tanning to paper. Text clean and unmarked. Great reading / research copy. 102 pages; color and black-and-white photos; ads. Language: English. Cover photo by Alexandra Avakian. NOTE: Large format-- cannot ship outside U.S. via Flat-Rate envelope; may require additional international postage. Feature stories: [cover] The Ambiguous Yasir Arafat, by Marie Colvin; The Dangerous Leap of Stephen Frears -- A small-budget English director goes Hollywood with 'Dangerous Liaisons', by William Squadron; Subduing the Lion Killers -- Kenya's 'modernization' plans threaten the culture of the once-powerful Masai tribe, by Kathleen Hunt; much more. Keywords: journalism, photojournalism, periodical, culture, PLO, Palestine Liberation Organization, Eighties, 1980s, '80s. No ISBN. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The New York Times Magazine, July 17, 1988 [articles on Robert Campeau; Muhammad Ali; Stealth Bomber], Various authors.
20 The New York Times Magazine, July 17, 1988 [articles on Robert Campeau; Muhammad Ali; Stealth Bomber] Various authors.
Good. 
Paperback. Staple-bound Sunday supplement published 1988 by The New York Times newspaper. Noticeable average wear: Light creases throughout; light age-tanning to paper. Text clean and unmarked. Great reading / research copy. 78 pages; color and black-and-white photos; ads. Language: English. Cover photo by Karen Kuehn. NOTE: Large format-- cannot ship outside U.S. via Flat-Rate envelope; may require additional international postage. Feature stories: [cover] The Man Who Bought Bloomingdale's: Robert Campeau, Canadian entrepreneur, by Phil Patton; Muhammad Ali: Still Magic, by Peter Tauber; Will the Stealth Bomber Work?, by Malcolm W. Browne; much more. Keywords: journalism, photojournalism, periodical, culture, Eighties, 1980s, '80s. No ISBN. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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