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Hans Christian Andersen: The Man and His Work

By: "Spink, Reginald"

Price: $7.50

Publisher: "Copenhagen, Denmark", 1972

Edition: "(2nd edition, 1978)"

Seller ID: 3NT014

ISBN: 8714278820

Condition: NEAR FINE

"As new except for light shelfwear to spine ends. Illustrated in a lovely cover with French flaps. ""A short biography (64 pages) of the man who wrote all those wonderful fairy tales. Includes an extensive ""Further Reading"" list on his stories and his life." View more info

"The Prince of Providence: The Rise and Fall of Buddy Cianci, America's Most Notorious Mayor"

By: "Stanton, Mike"

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks:

Seller ID: 9780375759673

ISBN: 0375759670

Condition: very good

COP: "Buddy, I think this is a whorehouse." BUDDY CIANCI: "Now I know why they made you a detective." Welcome to Providence, Rhode Island, where corruption is entertainment and Mayor Buddy Cianci presided over the longest-running lounge act in American politics. In "The Prince of Providence, " Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Mike Stanton tells a classic story of wiseguys, feds, and politicians on a carousel of crime and redemption. Buddy Cianci was part urb... View more info

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His Bright Light: The Story of Nick Traina

By: "Steel, Danielle"

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Delta:

Seller ID: 9780385334679

ISBN: 0385334672

Condition: GOOD

"This is the story of an extraordinary boy with a brilliant mind, a heart of gold, and a tortured soul. It is the story of an illness, a fight to live, and a race against death. I want to share the story, and the pain, the courage, the love, and what I learned in living through it. I want Nick's life to be not only a tender memory for us, but a gift to others. . . . I would like to offer people hope and the realities we lived with. I want to make a difference. My ho... View more info

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The Leopard Hat: A Daughter's Story

By: "Steiker, Valerie"

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Vintage:

Seller ID: 9780375726200

ISBN: 0375726209

Condition: GOOD

In this tender loving memoir, Valerie Steiker evokes a magical childhood on the Upper East side of New York with a woman whose own losses led her to delight in family, beauty and life itself. Valerie Steiker's Belgian Jewish mother, Gisele--who, as a child in Antwerp, was hidden from the Nazis--wasn't a typical American mom. She spoke with throaty Belgian "R"s and wore only high heels. Before her marriage, she had studied acting with Lee Strasburg and been a model in... View more info

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All too Human

By: "Stephanopoulos, George"

Price: $7.45

Publisher: Back Bay Books:

Seller ID: 9780316930161

ISBN: 0316930164

Condition: GOOD

All Too Human is a new-generation political memoir, written from the refreshing perspective of one who got his hands on the levers of awesome power at an early age. At thirty, the author was at Bill Clinton's side during the presidential campaign of 1992, & for the next five years he was rarely more than a step away from the president & his other advisers at every important moment of the first term. What Liar's Poker did to Wall Street, this book will do to politics. It ... View more info

Where There Is No Path:Lee Tai-Young Her Story

By: "Strawn, Sonia Reid"

Price: $9.95

Publisher: "Seoul, Korea", 1988

Edition: (1st edition)

Seller ID: 7-4T010

Condition: NEAR FINE

"As new - signed by author on title page. ""Korean Pioneer for Women's Rights...Korea's first female lawyer...first female judge...founder of the country's first legal aide centre...fought for women's rights..."" ""No society can or will prosper without the cooperation of women."" 227 page biography." View more info

Darkness Visible:A Memoir of Madness

By: "Styron, William"

Price: $49.95

Publisher: NY, 1990

Edition: (1st Edition)

Seller ID: 49H019

ISBN: 3994588886

Condition: FINE/Fine

As new - gift quality! Styron's account of his own battle through depression and near suicide. View more info

From There to Here: My Many Lives - The Autobiography of a Dermatologist

By: "Sulzberger, Marion B."

Price: $12.95

Publisher: 1986

Seller ID: 99H010

Condition: FINE/Near Fine

"As new but dust jacket has light age soil. ""Every patient with skin disease, every dermatologist, the United States Army and several Universities owe him a great deal…his name and reputation, both as a clinician and investigator, simply stayed up there among the top few, decade after decade...""" View more info

Goddess: The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe (Onyx)

By: "Summers, Anthony"

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Onyx:

Seller ID: 9780451400147

ISBN: 0451400143

Condition: GOOD

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Recollections of a Floating Life

By: "Sun, Patrick Pichi"

Price: $64.95

Publisher: "Taipei, Taiwan", 1973

Edition: (2nd edition)

Seller ID: 28H011

Condition: GOOD+

"Tight, bright, clean interior, soiled exterior, faint curl. Covers are rubbed and stained, with wear to spine ends and a reading crease on spine. ""recounts years of a Chinese diplomat who lives through a period of rapid transition in war-torn China. His career has its ample share of trials and tribulations. The narration of a rather complicated life is lightened and lighted by subtle wit and delicate humor..."". 187 pages" View more info

Bridge to the Sun

By: "Terasaki, Gwen"

Price: $12.95

Publisher: "Rutland, VT", 1973

Edition: (1st thus)

Seller ID: 4-NP007

ISBN: 02230003054615?

Condition: GOOD+

"Tight, bright, clean with faintest tilt. Owner's name and bookstore stamp on first title page. Light bump to bottom corner. Sticker shadow on front cover. The autobiography, and love story, of an American girl who married a Japanese diplomat in 1931. The story begins on December 7, at home, in Washington, DC." View more info

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A Three Dog Life

By: "Thomas, Abigail"

Price: $6.95

Publisher: Mariner Books:

Seller ID: 9780156033237

ISBN: 0156033232

Condition: GOOD

When Abigail Thomas's husband, Rich, was hit by a car, his brain shattered. Subject to rages, terrors, and hallucinations, he must live the rest of his life in an institu-tion. He has no memory of what he did the hour, the day, the year before. This tragedy is the ground on which Abigail had to build a new life. How she built that life is a story of great courage and great change, of moving to a small country town, of a new family composed of three dogs, knitting, and fr... View more info

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By: "Thomas, K.S. (Geo Dailey, Ed.)"

Price: $7.95


Seller ID: 94H022

ISBN: 1410773590

Condition: FINE

"As new. ""Rather than a clinical dissertation on child neglect and abuse, Ms. Thomas tells her story in a simple manner. Many of the readers will find themselves identifying with the nine-year old girl in the title as she struggles with the tragedies that have befallen her.""" View more info

Assignment: Churchill

By: "Thompson, Inspector Walter H."

Price: $17.95

Publisher: NY, 1961

Seller ID: 6-1P006

Condition: VERY GOOD+

"Tight, bright, clean and square. Rubbed cover edges and owner's stamp on first free page and exterior page edges. ""An unique, intimate view of Winston Churchill by the man who guarded him night ad day for 20 momentous years. " View more info

Isak Dinesen: The Life of a Storyteller

By: "Thurman, Judith"

Price: $2.50

Publisher: St. Martin's Press:

Seller ID: 9780312902025

ISBN: 0312902026

Condition: GOOD

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"Eating Democrats, Alien Porn, The Zambian Space Program and Other True Remarkable Occurrences"

By: "Train, John"

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Clarkson N. Potter:

Seller ID: 9780517535059

ISBN: 051753505X

Condition: GOOD

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About Alice

By: "Trillin, Calvin"

Price: $7.45

Publisher: Random House:

Seller ID: 9781400066155

ISBN: 1400066158

Condition: very good

In Calvin Trillin's antic tales of family life, she was portrayed as the wife who had "a weird predilection for limiting our family to three meals a day" and the mother who thought that if you didn't go to every performance of your child's school play, "the county would come and take the child." Now, five years after her death, her husband offers this loving portrait of Alice Trillin off the page-his loving portrait of Alice Trillin off the page-an educator who was equal... View more info

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Love in the Driest Season: A Family Memoir

By: "Tucker, Neely"

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Three Rivers Press:

Seller ID: 9781400081608

ISBN: 1400081602

Condition: GOOD

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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:

Seller ID: 9780520267190

ISBN: 0520267192

Condition: very good

"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

Contra Toda a Esperanca (Edicao Condensada)

By: "Valladares, Armando"

Price: $12.95

Publisher: "Sao Paulo, Brazil", 1986

Seller ID: 30T019

Condition: NEAR FINE

"As new except for age tanning of pages. Text in Portuguese. ""Armando Valladares passou 22 anos nas desumanas prisoes politicas de Fidel Castro, unicamente por expressar suas ideias contrarias ao marxismo-leninismo…""" View more info