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My First Year as a Teacher (First Year Career)

By: Kane, Pearl R.

Price: $3.50

Publisher: Signet:

Seller ID: 9780451188915

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Love Nina a Nanny Writes Home

By: N/A

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Penguin Books:

Seller ID: 9780241965092

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"The War Years 1939-1945 (The Diaries and Letters of Harold Nicolson, Volume II)"

By: "( Nigel Nicolson, ed.)"

Price: $10.95

Publisher: NY, 1967

Seller ID: 4-OH007

"Book is tight, bright, clean and square with slight softening of spine ends and a single spot on to top exterior page edges. Grey cloth with gilt lettering and red end papers. Unclipped dust jacket is intact with both a price and ""A Book-of-the-Month Club Selection"" - light age soil and tanned edges with seriously sunned spine. 511 indexed, annotated pages with 10 black and white photos. Member of Parliament ""scholar, diplomat and writer.... View more info

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Grace Kelly: A Life in Pictures

By: "(Tommy Hilfiger, Foreword)"

Price: $32.95

Publisher: "London, UK", Pavilion: 2007

Seller ID: 7-0X003

"As new - gift quality! A 206 page photo album of professional photos of the entire life of Grace Kelly from family, to actress, to Princess, to mother. 7.5x8.3x1.5#." View more info

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Fire of the North: The Life of St. Cuthbert

By: "Adam, David"

Price: $14.95

Publisher: "London, GB", SPCK: 2003

Seller ID: 19T015

"Gift quality! ""vividly relates the story of this central figure in Celtic Christianity…St. Cuthbert, monk and bishop of Lindisfarne...preacher, teacher, and pastor...reputed to have gifts of prophecy and healing...…complemented throughout by prayers specially composed to help us experience the direct force of Celtic spirituality for ourselves."" 144 pages + Bibliography" View more info

Image for Henry Adams: Novels: Mont Saint Michel; The Education - Democracy: An American Novel; Esther: A Novel; Mont Saint Michel and Chartres; The Education of Henry Adams; Poems

Henry Adams: Novels: Mont Saint Michel; The Education - Democracy: An American Novel; Esther: A Novel; Mont Saint Michel and Chartres; The Education of Henry Adams; Poems

By: "Adams, Henry"

Price: $14.95

Publisher: LIBRARY OF AMERICA: ©1983

Edition: (1st printing)

Seller ID: 9NT040

"As new except for @ a dozen folded page corners and Strand sticker inside front cover. The Education is the 1919 Pulitzer Prize winner by the grandson & great-grandson of 2 American Presidents which was originally self-published; Democracy was originally published anonymously and pirated by many; Mont St. Michel & Chartres is a classic in both art history and American literature. Navy cloth with gilt lettering on spine, printed endpapers, bound-in ribbon bookmark, ... View more info

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In the Land of Invisible Women: A Female Doctor's Journey in the Saudi Kingdom

By: "Ahmed, Qanta A."

Price: $8.50

Publisher: "Sourcebooks, Inc.":

Seller ID: 9781402210877

"In this stunningly written book, a Western trained Muslim doctor brings alive what it means for a woman to live in the Saudi Kingdom. I've rarely experienced so vividly the shunning and shaming, racism and anti-Semitism, but the surprise is how Dr. Ahmed also finds tenderness at the tattered edges of extremism, and a life-changing pilgrimage back to her Muslim faith." - Gail Sheehy The decisions that change your life are often the most impulsive ones. Unexpected... View more info

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"Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, A Young Man and Life's Greatest Lesson"

By: "Albom, Mitch"

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Doubleday:

Seller ID: 9780385484510

Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago. Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world ... View more info

Hernando de Soto: El Amadis de la Florida

By: "Albornoz, Miguel (Jaime Torres Bodet, Prologue)"

Price: $59.95

Publisher: "Madrid, Spain", 1971

Edition: (Signed)

Seller ID: 35T009

"Signed by author. As new except for slight foxing to exterior, top page edges and light rubbing to top and bottom cover edges. ""La figura de De Soto es trancendente para les tres Americas, tanto en su periplo centroamericano de Panama y Nicaragua, como en su destino de primer europeo en hablar al Inca y ser contemplado por el en confirmacion de las profecias andinas, y en su aventura en La Florida..."" 351 pages including Bibliogrphy. Text in Spanis... View more info

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By: "Ali, Ayaan Hirsi"

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Atria Books:

Seller ID: 9780743289696

One of today's most admired and controversial political figures, Ayaan Hirsi Ali burst into international headlines following the murder of Theo van Gogh by an Islamist who threatened that she would be next. She made headlines again when she was stripped of her citizenship and resigned from the Dutch Parliament. "Infidel "shows the coming of age of this distinguished political superstar and champion of free speech as well as the development of her beliefs, iron will,... View more info

An Indian Dynasty: The Story of the Nehru-Gandhi Family

By: "Ali, Tariq (Salman Rushdie, Intro.)"

Price: $13.95

Publisher: NY, 1985

Edition: (1st edition)

Seller ID: 09H001

"As new - gift quality! ""since the departure of the British raj in 1947, India has been ruled for all but three years by a member of one remarkable family (as of 1985).""" View more info

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My Invented Country: A Memoir

By: "Allende, Isabel"

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Harper Perennial:

Seller ID: 9780060545673

Isabel Allende evokes the magnificent landscapes of her country; a charming, idiosyncratic Chilean people with a violent history and an indomitable spirit; and the politics, religion, myth, and magic of her homeland that she carries with her even today.The book circles around two life-changing moments. The assassination of her uncle Salvador Allende Gossens on September 11, 1973, sent her into exile and transformed her into a literary writer. And the terrorist atta... View more info

The Alliluyev Memoirs: Intimate recollections of Svetlana Stalin's Aunt Anna Alliluyeva and Her Grandfather Sergei Alliluyev

By: "Alliluyeva, Anna & Alliluyev, Sergei (David Tutaev (ed. & trans.)"

Price: $19.95

Publisher: 1968

Edition: (1st thus)

Seller ID: 29P003

"Tight, slight age tanning of pages, clean and square. Faint surface creases light edgewear to top and bottom edges of covers. ""Published in Moscow in 1946, they were soon suppressed by Stalin and totally withdrawn from circulation…the only authentic documents of a family closely connected with Stalin throughout the two turbulent decades before the Russian Revolution...""" View more info

Jack and Jackie: Portrait of an American Marriage

By: "Andersen, Christopher"

Price: $3.50

Publisher: Avon:

Seller ID: 9780380730315

Theirs was one of the great love stories of our time. Indeed, John Fitzgerald Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline Lee Bouvier, captured and have held the world's imagination as perhaps no other husband and wife in modern history. Yet despite the billions of words that have been written about this most golden of couples, the true nature of their relationship has been veiled in mystery and mystique.Until now. With stunning information from important sources, some of whom w... View more info

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A Year by the Sea

By: "Anderson, Joan"

Price: $6.95

Publisher: Broadway Books:

Seller ID: 9780767905930

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"China, My Great Teacher"

By: "Anderson, Sid"

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Xlibris, 2005

Seller ID: 7-5T025

"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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Meant to Be: The True Story of a Son Who Discovers He Is His Mother's Deepest Secret

By: "Anderson, Walter"

Price: $6.95

Publisher: Harper Perennial:

Seller ID: 9780060099077

Published to strong reviews and major media attention, this heartfelt and inspirational rags-to-riches memoir by the highly regarded CEO of Parade Publications tells the emotional story of how he came to terms with an identity and a family that he never knew he had until he reached middle age.Meant To Be begins when Anderson, a 21-year-old Marine returns from service to say goodbye to his dying father and tries to find the answer to a question that has inexplicably... View more info

Juan Santos Atahuallpa (Los Que Hicieron El Peru #29)

By: "Arenas, Mario Castro (Percy Cayo Cordova, Ed.)"

Price: $15.95

Publisher: "Lima, Peru", 1987

Seller ID: 02T038

"Tight, bright, clean and square. Leader of the rebellion 1742-1755/6 - Short biography. Mid 18th century. 58+ pages. Text in Spanish. " View more info

"My Past Was Written, The Taking of Innocence: A Diary of child Abuse and Escape"

By: "Arnold, Arlene D."

Price: $19.95

Publisher: 2002

Seller ID: 94T031

"As new - gift quality! ""The sixties was a time of fear, a time when you never asked questions. You did what you were told, or you were punished, beat, whipped, or whatever you would like to call it. Child abuse as the means of communication in my family, and I feared for my life..""" View more info

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Days of Grace

By: "Ashe, Arthur, Rampersad, Arnold"

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books:

Seller ID: 9780345386816

" Touching and courageous...All of it--the man, the life, the book--is rare and beautiful." COSMOPOLITANDAYS OF GRACE is an inspiring memoir of a remarkable man who was the true embodiment of courage, elegance, and the spirit to fight: Arthur Ashe--tennis champion, social activist, and person with AIDS. Frank, revealing, touching--DAYS OF GRACE is the story of a man felled to soon. It remains as his legacy to us all....AN ALTERNATE SELECTION OF THE ... View more info