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Aman: The Story of a Somali Girl, Barnes, Virginia Lee; Boddy, Janice
1 Aman: The Story of a Somali Girl Barnes, Virginia Lee; Boddy, Janice
Very Good. 
Hardcover. 1st U.S. edition HARDCOVER with dustjacket 1994 Pantheon. Superclean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight; jacket crisp. Only a hint of wear. 350pp, Notes, References. Language: English. NOTE: Large size; cannot ship outside U.S. via Flat-Rate envelope. 'In a frank, candid retelling of a difficult life, the authors present honest actions and reactions to customs and events in tribal Somalia beginning in the late '50s when Aman was the young daughter of a woman whose feminist sensibilities caused her to live apart from her husband and earn her own living, dangerous as that might be. Much of Aman's youth was driven by a need for money as well as a need to remain a virgin until married. Ceremonial genital surgery at age 9 was performed to help preserve her virginity, but little could be done to prevent her from falling in love with a boy who was forbidden. Once she broke the taboo at 13, her reputation was soiled and her ability to make money affected. From that point to the end of this book, when she was about 19, she was on a rocky road through a disastrous marriage, poverty, war, great risks, and varying luck. Readers cannot help but be captivated by Aman's adolescent mistakes, as well as her indomitable spirit and everlasting optimism.'--Ginny Ryder, School Library Journal, 1996. Keywords: female, circumcision, patrilineal, patriarchal, anthropology, African, studies, women's. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Autobiography of a Farm Boy, Roberts, Isaac Phillips
2 Autobiography of a Farm Boy Roberts, Isaac Phillips
Acceptable. 
Hardcover. Hardcover with dustjacket 1946 Cornell University Press. Has UNDERLINING and BRACKETING throughout. Price clipped from jacket flap. Pages bright; binding tight. Great reading / research copy. 209pp. 19th-century upstate New York and Midwestern farm life. Keywords: memoir, history, U.S., American, 1800s, rural, agriculture. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Bandido: Oscar Zeta Acosta and the Chicano Experience, Stavans, Ilan
3 Bandido: Oscar Zeta Acosta and the Chicano Experience Stavans, Ilan
Good. 
Hardcover. Stated 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1995 HarperCollins. REMAINDER MARK at bottom page edge. Very clean; unread; noticeable edgewear to jacket. 142pp, Index, Bibliography, Chronology. Language: English. Influential Hispanic activist, writer, and lawyer, portrayed as the Samoan in Hunter S. Thompson's 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas', who disappeared on a vacation in Mexico in 1974. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Biography and the Human Adventure, Hintz, Howard W.
4 Biography and the Human Adventure Hintz, Howard W.
Very Good. 
Paperback. Small, slim paperback book published 1962 by Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. Moderate age-tanning to cover. Faint creases to a few pages. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight; spine uncreased. 31 pages plus a 29-page Selected Reading List. Language: English. Foreword by Harry D. Gideonse, President of Brooklyn College. An introduction to biography and a guide for college students' individual reading, by Prof. Hintz of the Philosophy Dept. Reading widely in the biographies of accomplished and influential people in all fields and history was seen as broadening the minds of a student body restricted to graduates of local high schools, who might otherwise suffer from 'urban parochialism.' A complete revision of the 1947 edition. No ISBN. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Colonel of the Black Regiment: The Life of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Meyer, Howard N.
5 Colonel of the Black Regiment: The Life of Thomas Wentworth Higginson Meyer, Howard N.
Good. 
Hardcover. Stated 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1967 W. W. Norton. AUTHOR GIFT INSCRIPTION on 1st free endpaper, also 'Pub copy #12' in pencil. Large abraded area to front jacket shows white. Jacket spine is sun-faded but legible. A few page corners creased. Text clean and unmarked; pages bright; binding tight. 346pp, Index, References, B/W photos. Signed by author: 'For Mor[??] with appreciation & good wishes / Howard N. Meyer'. Language: English. Story of commander of the First South Carolina Volunteers, the first freed slaves allowed to fight in the Civil War. NOTE: Large format-- cannot ship outside U.S. via Flat-Rate envelope; may require additional international postage. Keywords: Unitarian, minister, Cambridge, abolitionist, women's rights, Boston, Anti-Slavery, Vigilance Committee, Anthony Burns, Fugitive Slave Law, Secret Six, John Brown, writer, Army Life, military, history. No ISBN. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Dorothy Caruso: A Personal History, Caruso, Dorothy
6 Dorothy Caruso: A Personal History Caruso, Dorothy
Hardcover. Good. 
Stated 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket, published 1952 by Hermitage House, NY. Noticeable average wear to jacket: Price clipped from flap; 3-in. rip and crease to back; rubbing, scuffs, and edgewear. Jacket in vintage clear plastic Brodart cover. Light age-tanning to pages, more pronounced at edges. Text clean and unmarked. Great reading/research copy. 191 pages; 8 pp. of black-and-white photos. Language: English. Autobiography of Dorothy Caruso, born Dorothy Park Benjamin (18931955), who wrote two biographies of her late husband Enrico Caruso. A chapter each is devoted to spiritual teacher/mystic Gurdjieff, and Margaret C. Anderson of The Little Review. Keywords: 20th century, women authors, memoir, personal narrative. No ISBN. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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Francisco Pizarro: Conqueror of the Incas (Signature Lives: Renaissance Era series), Somervill, Barbara A.
7 Francisco Pizarro: Conqueror of the Incas (Signature Lives: Renaissance Era series) Somervill, Barbara A.
0756510619 / 9780756510619 Paperback. Very Good. 
Softcover published 2005 by Compass Point Books. Only light wear to covers. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight; spine uncreased. 112 pages; Index; Notes; Bibliography; Glossary; Timeline; maps; color and black-and-white photos. Language: English. Heavily illustrated profile of the Spanish explorer and his devastating effect on the Incan empire. Young Adult reading level, for older children and up. Keywords: history, Peru, South America, biography, conquistador, New World. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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Girl, Interrupted, Kaysen, Susanna
8 Girl, Interrupted Kaysen, Susanna
Good. 
Paperback. Softcover reprint ca. 2000. Light creasing to cover. Superclean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. Language: English. Movie tie-in version with close-up of Winona Ryder on cover. 'In 1967, after a session with a psychiatrist she'd never seen before, 18-year-old Susanna Kaysen was put in a taxi and sent to McLean Hospital. She spent most of the next two years on the ward for teenage girls in a psychiatric hospital as renowned for its famous clientele--Sylvia Plath, Robert Lowell, James Taylor, and Ray Charles--as for its progressive methods of treating those who could afford its sanctuary. Kaysen's memoir encompasses horror and razor-edged perception while providing vivid portraits of her fellow patients and their keepers. It is a brilliant evocation of a parallel universe set within the kaleidoscopically shifting landscape of the late sixties. Girl, Interrupted is a clear-sighted, unflinching documnet that gives lasting and specific dimension to our definitions of sane and insane, mental illness and recovery.'--from the publisher. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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Gut Feelings: From Fear and Despair to Health and Hope, Wilson, Carnie
9 Gut Feelings: From Fear and Despair to Health and Hope Wilson, Carnie
Like New. 
Paperback. Softcover 2001 Hay House. Superclean; no marks or creases; pages bright; binding tight. Appears unread. 301pp, Index, color photos. Language: English. 'When Wilson's gastric bypass surgery was broadcast over the Internet in 2001, it made news not simply because of Wilson's role as singer/songwriter with the pop group Wilson Phillips, nor because she is the daughter of The Beach Boys's Brian Wilson, but also because she had been (and remains) an advocate for self-acceptance, regardless of size. Despite years of dieting, Wilson suffered with morbid obesity, which threatened her health with skyrocketing cholesterol levels, hypertension, sleep apnea, sciatica, breathlessness, and joint pain. Gut Feelings is a wonderfully candid revelation of Wilson's life from childhood to maturity. Her weight problems were family rooted with nature and nurture both contributing and she frankly discusses her feelings about herself, her family, and her friends. After undergoing the bypass surgery, she lost over 150 pounds and had to relearn how to eat and, equally important, how to adjust emotionally to the new Carnie. Beyond the personal story, this book offers appendixes in which a bariatric surgeon, nutritionist, endocrinologist, and psychologist answer questions about open and laparoscopic gastric surgery....'--Anne C. Tomlin, Library Journal, 2001. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Harold Laski: A Life on the Left, Kramnick, Isaac; Sheerman, Barry
10 Harold Laski: A Life on the Left Kramnick, Isaac; Sheerman, Barry
Acceptable. 
Hardcover. 1st U.S. edition hardcover with dustjacket 1993 Allen Lane. Approximately 20 pages have UNDERLINING and MARGIN NOTES. No other serious flaws. Great reading / research copy. Huge book at 669pp, Index, B/W photos, Notes, Bibliography. Language: English. NOTE: Large format; cannot ship outside U.S. via Flat-Rate envelope. 'Examines the life and achievements of the 20th-century socialist intellectual, especially his role in designing the British welfare state, the controversy that surrounded his life, and other issues.'--Ingram. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Harvests of Joy: My Passion for Excellence -- How the Good Life Became Great Business, Mondavi, Robert
11 Harvests of Joy: My Passion for Excellence -- How the Good Life Became Great Business Mondavi, Robert
0151003467 / 9780151003464 Very Good. 
Hardcover. Stated 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1998 Harcourt. Light store shelfwear: minor edge-crumpling to jacket; spine edges a bit bumped. Superclean; no marks; unread. 364pp, Index, B/W photos. Language: English. From the publisher: 'The story of one of the world's greatest wineries is told here by the man who, at the age of 52, revolutionized the wine business and put Napa Valley on the map. An inspiring business book by a master innovator whose goal was to be the best and who had the tenacity to achieve it.' Keywords: Charles Krug, Winery, Vineyards, grapes, California, vintner, Italian-American. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Hitler's Banker: Hjalmar Horace Greeley Schacht, Weitz, John
12 Hitler's Banker: Hjalmar Horace Greeley Schacht Weitz, John
Very Good. 
Hardcover. Stated 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1997 Little, Brown. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. Only light wear. 361pp, Index, Bibliography, B/W photos. Language: English. NOTE: Cannot ship outside U.S. via Global Priority -- Surface or Airmail only. 'Weitz has written half a dozen successful books, most recently Hitler's Diplomat, a popular biography of Joachim von Ribbentrop. Weitz's family had to flee the Nazis in 1938, and Weitz seems fascinated by the much-asked question of why ordinary people cooperated or collaborated with the Nazis. He pursues that issue again with this biography. Schacht was appointed president of the Reichsbank in 1923 and is acknowledged as one of the two most responsible for bringing Germany's hyperinflation under control. He resigned in a dispute over the plan for German reparations that had been crafted at the Hague in 1930. Hitler reappointed Schacht president of the Reichsbank in 1933 and also made him his minister of economics. Schacht is credited with again turning around the German economy, this time relying on armaments buildup. When he realized Hitler planned on using his new weapons to carry out a policy of aggression, Schacht protested, was arrested, and put into a concentration camp until 1944. Until now no popularly accessible material had been written about him.'--David Rouse, Booklist. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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It Ain't As Easy As It Looks: Ted Turner's Amazing Story, Bibb, Porter
13 It Ain't As Easy As It Looks: Ted Turner's Amazing Story Bibb, Porter
Very Good. 
Hardcover. Stated 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. Only light wear. 468pp, Index, Source Notes, B/W photos. Language: English. 'When the family billboard business faltered, he advertised his newly bought minor radio stations on the unrented billboards; he bought hapless UHF TV stations to create a satellite-cable superstation and CNN; and, hoping to outperform the major networks, he accepted tough terms in a deal for MGM, knowing that the film library alone (Casablanca, The Wizard of Oz, etc.) would be worth it. He fostered the Goodwill Games in Moscow, a world environmental conference and the conversion of 150,000 Montana cattle-ranching acres into a free range for buffalo. He also skippered an America's Cup sailing victory, went duck-hunting with Fidel Castro, brought the low-ranking Atlanta Braves to a World Series and married Jane Fonda. Analyzed as manic-depressive and known for titanic drinking sprees, world-class womanizing, nude cavorting, competitiveness with an abusive suicidal father, alternately charming and moody, he has been calmed down with lithium in time to run for President in 1996, if it was the only way to save the country. Such are the highlights, but far from the entirety, of this intensely detailed and absorbing portrait of Atlanta's Robert Edward Turner III by a former Newsweek White House correspondent.'--Publishers Weekly, 1993. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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Liaison: The Gripping Real Story of the Diplomat Spy and the Chinese Opera Star Whose Affair Inspired 'M. Butterfly', Wadler, Joyce
14 Liaison: The Gripping Real Story of the Diplomat Spy and the Chinese Opera Star Whose Affair Inspired 'M. Butterfly' Wadler, Joyce
Very Good. 
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1993. Light wear to jacket; some gloss removed by sticker. Very clean; no marks in text; pages bright; binding tight; never read. 321 pages; Index; black-and-white photos. Language: English. 'The story behind the Broadway play M. Butterfly chronicles the strange love affair between a French diplomat in Beijing [Bernard Boursicot] and a mysterious opera singer, a liaison in which the Frenchman is unaware that his lover is a man.'--Ingram. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Miriam's Song: A Memoir, Mathabane, Miriam; Mathabane, Mark
15 Miriam's Song: A Memoir Mathabane, Miriam; Mathabane, Mark
Very Good. 
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 2000 Simon & Schuster. Superclean; no marks; pages and jacket bright; binding tight. Only light wear. 320pp. Language: English. NOTE: Cannot ship outside U.S. via Global Priority -- Surface or Airmail only. 'From the South African-born Mathabane (Kaffir Boy, 1986; African Women, 1994, etc.) comes this unsparingly graphic account of his sister's growing up in the last days of apartheid--when violence turned black townships into killing fields and schooling ceased as young Comrades insisted on liberation before education. The story told by Miriam, now studying in the US, is a searing indictment of the violence to women engendered both by apartheid and by traditional African attitudes. Both quashed human potential and aspirations, and good daughters and students like Miriam were as penalized as their more recalcitrant sisters. Born in 1969 and raised in Alexandria, a sprawling black township to the north of Johannesburg, Miriam offers vivid details of township life: the food eaten (a whole chicken was an undreamed-of luxury), the small houses (spotless despite the number of people living in them), and the ubiquitous scrawny dogs picking over the uncollected trash. She describes growing up as the middle daughter in a family made dysfunctional by circumstance....'--Kirkus Reviews, 2000. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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My Connemara, Steichen, Paula
16 My Connemara Steichen, Paula
Good. 
Hardcover. NY: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1969, presumably later printing, hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition: very clean; no marks; binding solid. Noticeable average wear to jacket; archival repair to chip at bottom of spine. 2 bookmarks celebrating the 100th anniversary of Sandburg's birth 1978 from the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site are laid in. 178pp, wonderful B/W photos. Language: English. 'Carl Sandburg's grandaughter tells what it was like to grow up close to the land on the famous poet's North Carolina mountain farm'.--front front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Never Ask Permission: Elisabeth Scott Bocock of Richmond, Hitz,  Mary Buford
17 Never Ask Permission: Elisabeth Scott Bocock of Richmond Hitz, Mary Buford
Good. 
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 2000 University Press of Virginia. Previous owner's name/date/organization on 1st blank page. Noticeable wear to jacket: small rips; scratches. Spine tilted. Text clean and unmarked; pages bright. Great reading / research copy. 233 pages; Index; black-and-white photos. Language: English. 'Elisabeth Bocock's vision was of a city that would take historic preservation seriously, of a society that would accept the importance of conservation. Impatient with process and society's conventions, she used her enormous personal magnetism to circumvent them when founding many of the institutions Richmond takes for granted today. In the creation of the Historic Richmond Foundation, the Carriage Museum at Maymont, the Hand Workshop, and the Virginia Chapter of the Nature Conservancy she played the dual roles of visionary and bulldozer. While part of a tradition of strong southern women, Elisabeth Bocock's tactics were unique, as she sought to convince others of both the practical and aesthetic links between preservation and the environment. ... Never Ask Permission is not only a daughter's honest portrait of a charismatic and difficult woman who broke the threads of convention; in Elisabeth Scott Bocock we recognize the flawed but feisty, enduring character of Richmond.'--from jacket flap. Keywords: biography, biographies, memoir. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Newhouse: All the Glitter, Power and Glory of America's Richest Media Empire and the Secretive Man Behind It, Maier, Thomas
18 Newhouse: All the Glitter, Power and Glory of America's Richest Media Empire and the Secretive Man Behind It Maier, Thomas
Very Good. 
Hardcover. Stated 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1994 St. Martin's. Superclean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. Like new except price clipped from jacket flap. 446 pp.; Index; Notes; Bibliography; B/W photos. Language: English. NOTE: Cannot ship outside U.S. via Global Priority -- Surface or Airmail only. 1st full-scale biography of Samuel I. (Si) Newhouse Jr., at the time arguably the most powerful private citizen in America -- owner of 24 newspapers, Conde Nast, Random House, Knopf, Discovery Channel, much more. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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On the Wrong Side: My Life in the KGB, Levchenko, Stanislav
19 On the Wrong Side: My Life in the KGB Levchenko, Stanislav
Very Good. 
Hardcover. Stated 1st printing hardcover with dustjacket 1988 Pergamon-Brassey's. Superclean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. Light wear to jacket. 244pp. Language: English. Keywords: Russia, Russian, Soviet, Union, USSR, intelligence, officer, agent, spy, operative, espionage, Japan, defected, recruiting, spies, Cold War, freedom, defector, Moscow, asylum, under cover, undercover, Stan. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Oprah Winfrey: The Real Story, Mair, George
20 Oprah Winfrey: The Real Story Mair, George
1559722509 / 9781559722506 Good. 
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1994 Birch Lane Press. Back jacket flap is creased. Light-to-average wear. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. 376 pages; Index; Sources; black-and-white and color photos. Language: English. Keywords: biography, biographies, television, TV, talk show, African-American, women of color, Harpo Studios, business, celebrity, celebrities. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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