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"An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny"

By: "Schroff, Laura, Tresniowski, Alex"

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Howard Books,

Stopping was never part of the plan . . . She was a successful ad sales rep in Manhattan. He was a homeless, eleven-year-old panhandler on the street. He asked for spare change; she kept walking. But then something stopped her in her tracks, and she went back. And she continued to go back, again and again. They met up nearly every week for years and built an unexpected, life-changing friendship that has today spanned almost three decades. Whatever made me notice ... View more info

"Anne Bonny, Pirate Queen: The True Saga of a Fabulous Female Buccaneer)"

By: "Brown, Douglas"

Price: $7.95

Publisher: "Derby, CT", 1962

Edition: (1st edition)

"Appears unread but has slight corner bumps to outside corners. Tight, light age tanning of pages, clean except for faint age soil to cover edges, slight curl and tilt. Owner's stamp on front cover. Number written on first free page. ""Anne and Jim (Bonny) shipped out with the notorious Captain Blackbeard, raiding, killing and looting, and establishing their reputations as free-booters who would stop at nothing in their quest for wealth and adventure..."&... View more info

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"Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1: The Complete and Authoritative Edition"

By: "Twain, Mark"

Price: $12.50

Publisher: University of California Press,

"I've struck it " Mark Twain wrote in a 1904 letter to a friend. "And I will give it away--to you. You will never know how much enjoyment you have lost until you get to dictating your autobiography." Thus, after dozens of false starts and hundreds of pages, Twain embarked on his "Final (and Right) Plan" for telling the story of his life. His innovative notion--to "talk only about the thing which interests you for the moment"--meant that his thoughts could range freely. T... View more info

"Beloved Sisters and Loving Friends: Letters from Rebecca Primus of Royal Oak, Maryland, and Adie Brown of Hartford, Connecticut, 1854-1868 "

By: "Griffin, Farah Jasmine"

Price: $8.95

Publisher: NY, 1999

Edition: (1st edition)

"Ex-library, as new except for expected markings. DJ also has library markings, under the plastic cover. ""A riveting collection of letters, written at the time of the Civil War, that chronicle the lives of two African-American women from New England: one who went to the South to found a school, the other a domestic servant who stayed in the North, in New York and New England.""" View more info

"Black Elk Speaks, New Edition"

By: "Neihardt, John G."

Price: $7.45

Publisher: Bison Books,

Edition: 3

"Black Elk Speaks" is the story of the Lakota visionary and healer Nicholas Black Elk (1863-1950) and his people during the momentous twilight years of the nineteenth century. Black Elk met the distinguished poet, writer, and critic John G. Neihardt (1881-1973) in 1930 on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota and chose Neihardt to tell his story. Neihardt understood and conveyed Black Elk's experiences in this powerful and inspirational message for all humankind.... View more info

"China, My Great Teacher"

By: "Anderson, Sid"

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Xlibris, 2005

"As new - gift quality! Signed and inscribed by author. ""How you and China can learn and profit from the mistakes of the United States"" ""dedicated to Chinese students studying or proficient in English"" ""It's been said that there are more English learners in China than there are native English speakers in the whole world"" 126 pages." View more info

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"Daddy's Apprentice: Incest, Corruption, and Betrayal - A Survivor's Story"

By: "Wilson, Sandy (with S.L. Bolton"

Price: $14.95

Publisher: "San Jose, CA", IUNIVERSE INC, 2000

"As new. ""Born of incest to a brother and sister, then abandoned to the care of her grandparents, Sandy learned to forage in dumpsters for food, to dupe government caregivers, and to defraud insurance companies….""" View more info

"Den Fordums Pomp Og Pragt Som Svandt: En Engelsk Diplomats Erindringer (Original title: The Vanished Pomps of Yesteryear, being some Random Reminiscences of a British Diplomat)"

By: "Hamilton, Frederick Spencer"

Price: $21.95

Publisher: "Kristiania (Oslo), Norway", 1923

"Tight, bright, clean and square. Slight softening to spine ends and slight inward curl of cover corners. No dust jacket. Red cloth with gilt lettering and design on spine and front. Text block with marbled edges. Colored insert of title page which appears to duplicate original dust jacket. Owner's name and what appears to be the illustration from the original dust jacket glued onto the first free page. 258 pages. Text in Norwegian. ""Hamilton's anecdotal rec... View more info

"Dites-nous, Monsieur Blaise Cendrars…Responses aux enquetes litteraires 1919-1957 recueilles, annotees et prefacees par Hughes Richard"

By: "Richard, Hughes"

Price: $94.95

Publisher: "Lausanne, Switzerland", ©1959

Edition: (1st edition)

"Tight, bright, clean & square. Has been read, indicated by faint, occasional markings on text edge. Navy blue leatherette cover with gilt lettering and design on spine. DJ is egg-yolk yellow with pale yellow band at title location and is as new except for faint age shading at edges and a 1/4"" (0.7cm) tear at top of spine. ""Les enqueteurs litteraires, des la fin de la premiere guerre mondiale, inscrivirent le nom de Blaise Cemdrars sur leurs calepi... View more info

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"Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India, and Indonesia"

By: "Gilbert, Elizabeth"

Price: $3.75


This beautifully written, heartfelt memoir touched a nerve among both readers and reviewers. Elizabeth Gilbert tells how she made the difficult choice to leave behind all the trappings of modern American success (marriage, house in the country, career) and find, instead, what she truly wanted from life. Setting out for a year to study three different aspects of her nature amid three different cultures, Gilbert explored the art of pleasure in Italy and the art of devotion... View more info

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"Fortunate Life, A"

By: "Vaughn, Robert"

Price: $8.00

Publisher: GRIFFIN,

In his fifty-year career, Vaughn has made his mark in roles on stage, in film, and on television the world over. "A Fortunate Life "reveals the details of his early years in Hollywood, when he found himself appearing as often in the gossip magazines as on screen, and follows his emergence as one of the world's biggest stars.Vaughn warmly recalls his romances with stars like Natalie Wood, his adventures with friends like Steve McQueen and James Coburn, and inside... View more info

"Harold Nicholson, Volume One 1886-1929"

By: "Lees-Milne, James"

Price: $19.95

Publisher: "London, UK", 1987

Edition: (1st thus)

"Tight, bright, clean with slight tilt, 2 folded page corners, faintest surface crease on bottom corner of back cover and a few spots on top exterior page edges. First of a 2 part biography covering his early life to 1929 - from childhood to his marriage to Vita Sackville-West, through his years in the diplomatic service and the beginnings of his literary career." View more info

"Jack London Echoes, Vol. IV, December, 1984"

By: "Bates, D. Michael (ed.)"

Price: $12.50

Publisher: "Chester, SC", 1984

"Tight, bright, clean interior, soiled exterior, faint curl to outside edge. Light bump to bottom, outside corner. The final issue of this journal devoted to everything about Jack London. 124 illustrated pages." View more info